The Yellow Sheet 2002
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News & AnnouncementsVocational Reflection Assistant Director Named... Amy Pehrson has been named assistant director for the Center for Vocational Reflection beginning Nov. 1. Pehrson, a 1991 graduate of Gustavus, comes to the center from the Office of Church Relations where she served as the director of outreach ministries. Her primary responsibilities will include coordination and development of programs, assessment, and outreach and communication.
Snow Emergency Notice... When College facilities will be closed or classes delayed or canceled during a work day due to inclement weather conditions, announcements will be made by 6:30 a.m. on the following radio stations: KRBI (1310 AM, St. Peter), KYSM (103.5 FM/1230 AM, Mankato), and WCCO (830 AM, Twin Cities). Announcements will also be made by 6:45 a.m. on campus voice mail and e-mail. If the College makes the decision to close, individuals will be paid for regularly scheduled hours for that day. If individuals choose to leave early due to inclement weather, the time off should be taken as unpaid leave or vacation, with supervisor approval. Factors that influence the College's decision to delay or cancel classes include the following: expected precipitation, road conditions, visibility, and wind-chill factor. The College recognizes that its decision to delay/cancel may differ from local area K-12 schools. Gustavus is influenced by the needs of the more than 2,000 students who live in campus housing, as contrasted to different factors and conditions at K-12 schools (e.g., busing, young children, etc.).
Ramadan Observance... As members of the Gustavus community begin the observance of the month of Ramadan (fasting), faculty and staff are asked to talk about Ramadan and invite people to discuss the event. Anyone who has questions should feel free to contact the Diversity Center (x7449 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the center in the lower level of the Campus Center. Encourage individuals to visit if they are observing the fasting because it may, or may not, have an impact on class and/or work performance. The campus community's leadership and consideration are appreciated by the practicing population and the general community.
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Available... The 30th presentation of Christmas in Christ Chapel is 5 weeks away and tickets remain for the 7:30 p.m. service on Dec. 6 and Dec. 8. The buffet is available at 5 p.m. Dec. 6 and at 1p.m. and 5 p.m. on Dec. 8. The cost is $15 per person for the service and $15 per person for the buffet. For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations (x7520).
Choosing a Book...
orientation committee that chooses the book for the College's summer "Reading-in-common"
program will meet for the first time in late November. Based on program
goals and past experiences, the following guidelines have been set: the
author should be living and be able to travel to campus to speak; the theme
of the book should be relevant to first-year students; and the book should
not be an overwhelming read. Books used in the past include
Garden by Gail Tsukiyama,
The Chosen by Chaim Potok, and The
Legacy of Luna by Julia Butterfly Hill. Anyone who has a suggestion
should send it to Megan Ruble (email@example.com)
by Nov. 15.
Library Book Sale Continues... Hours for the remainder of the library book sale are:
Dakota Storytelling Sunday... All are invited to a storytelling session by Native American leaders and community members at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in Banquet Room B of the Campus Center. This session is being held in conjunction with the Dakota Commemorative March Nov. 7-13, traversing Southern Minnesota from the Lower Sioux Agency to Fort Snelling. This event, continuing the College's tradition of intercultural events with the Dakota people of the area, is sponsored by the Diversity Center.
Broadway on Campus Sunday... "A Night on Broadway" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in Bjorling Recital Hall. This concert will feature the Gustavus Choir and soloists from the choir performing Broadway favorites. The program will include selections from Aida, Miss Saigon, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Rent, and many more. This concert will benefit the Gustavus Choir's 18-day tour of Italy in January, which will include stops in Rome, Sorrento, Assisi, Florence, and Venice. The choir will perform several concerts throughout the tour. Tickets are available at the Information Center in the Campus Center or at the door the night of the show. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for students or people under the age of 18. All seats are general admission. This event is sponsored by the Department of Music.
Continuing Education Events in November... The public is invited to the following "continuing education" lectures during November in the Interpretive Center:
Cancer Support Meeting Wednesday... The campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon Nov. 13 in the Leadholm Room. Bring a lunch and join the conversation. This group is open to anyone on campus.
International Festival Nov. 15... The public is invited to attend the annual International Festival beginning at 5 p.m. Nov. 15 in Alumni Hall. Countries that will be represented include France, Ghana, India, Kenya, Morocco, Nepal, Spain, and others. The schedule is as follows:
Faculty Forum Nov. 19...
Jon Grinnell (biology) will present a faculty forum from 5:30-6:55 p.m.
Nov. 19 in the Campus Center banquet rooms. The talk, titled "The Proximate
and Ultimate Lion: Consequences and Constraints on Roaring," will tell
the story of conflict and cooperation, motherly love and infanticide, and
the roles of ecology, evolution, anatomy, and physics in shaping the vocal
behavior of a large carnivore. Soup, sandwiches, and dessert will be served.
All faculty and staff, as well as retirees, are invited to attend with
a guest. The dean of the faculty's office will pay a portion of the
cost, with a charge of $5 per attendee covering the remainder. Therefore,
anyone planning to come should send an attendance confirmation along with
a check for $5 per person (payable to Gustavus Adolphus College) to Jean
Heidcamp in the dean of the faculty's office. To facilitate meal planning,
R.S.V.P. to Heidcamp by Nov. 14 and indicate whether a vegetarian meal
1838 Expedition Lecture Nov. 14... Bob Douglas (geography) will present a slide lecture, titled "Traveling with Jos. Nicollet's 1838 Expedition," at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Treaty Site History Center, 1851 N. Minn. Ave., St. Peter.
Choral Society Concert
Nov. 17... The St. Peter
Choral Society will present "A Festival of American Music" at 2 p.m. Nov.
17 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 511 S. Fifth St., St. Peter. The presentation,
directed by Annette Meeks of St. Peter, will feature Randall Thompson's
Aaron Copland's Old American Songs. Special guests are The Riverlights.
Tickets are $5; students are free.
Ellis Jones, emeritus professor of economics and management, was named 2002 Barbershopper of the Year by the Mankato Riverblenders Chorus at its annual banquet held Nov. 2. Jones was cited for his lifelong commitment to singing and his work as secretary and in public relations/marketing for the chorus.
history, served as chair and commentator for a panel on "Women Marginalized:
Gendered Definitions of Work and Worker in the United States," at the 27th
annual meeting of the Social Science History Association Oct. 24-27 in
Campus Radio Seeking Advisor: Students interested in reviving the campus radio station are in search of a faculty advisor. Contact Luke McGuire (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested.
For Sale: Entertainment center -- 64" wide x 63" high x 22" deep; solid oak cabinet with glass door; 7 shelves alongside the television/VCR compartment; 4 drawers below the television/VCR compartment for tape storage; holds 31" television; 3 years old; in perfect condition; $1,600 new, asking $1,000. Contact Al Molde (x7622).
For Sale: Townhouse
in the Welco addition of St. Peter. Outside unit with windows facing west.
Includes appliances. Shown by appointment only. Call 931-4587.
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