Publication Reminder. Due
to the Thanksgiving holiday, The Yellow Sheet will not be published
Nov. 28. It will be published Dec. 5 and Dec. 12, followed by a 3-week
hiatus due to Christmas
recess. It will then
resume publication Jan. 9.
Staff Addition... Paul Tillquist
will join the Office of Institutional Advancement staff Jan. 2, 2003.
Tillquist has served as vice president for development at Lutheran Social
Services of Minnesota during the past 7 years. Prior to that time, he served
for 12 years as a planned giving officer for the College. Tillquist's primary
responsibilities will keep him out "on the road" working with planned and
major gift prospects. He is a 1963 Gustavus graduate.
Thanksgiving Baking Offer...
again the Gustavus Dining Service is offering to help Gustavus community
members with holiday baking. To do so, pick up an order form in the Market
Place. Orders and payment must be received at the Dining Service Office
by Nov. 20. Ordered items will be available for pick up between noon and
3 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Market Place.
Seeking Student Ambassadors...
support staff, and administration members are invited to make recommendations
for applicants for the 2003-04 Gustavus Ambassadors, formerly the Gustavus
Pride. As an ambassador, students strive to form relationships between
the current Gustavus community, alumni, donors, prospective students, and
friends of the College by working with advancement, alumni affairs, church
relations, Gustavus Fund, and public relations offices. In order to accomplish
this goal, ambassadors attend informal and formal events on- and off-campus
as student representatives of the College. Thus, students being considered
for membership should exemplify strong communication skills and have a
passion for their education at Gustavus and involvement with the Gustavus
community. Send recommendations to Noah Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Lindsey Christensen (email@example.com)
by Dec. 4.
United Way Update. To
date, the campus fund for the 2003 St. Peter United Way campaign has reached
the $8,000 mark of the $10,000 goal. Dean Wahlund (United Way fundraising
volunteer and public relations/special events) extends congratulations
and thanks to all who have participated so far this fall. To those who
are still considering a donation, this is a reminder that gifts and pledges
continue to be accepted. See Wahlund or Barb Lundgren in the finance office
for a pledge card and information. Know that direct gifts and payroll deductions
are options. The local $60,000 United Way campaign is slated to close in
Summex Corporation recently signed an agreement with the South Central
Services Cooperative (SCSC), the organization Gustavus uses to negotiate
its health insurance plan, to provide a personalized health risk assessment
to the employees of SCSC members. Each employee who participates in this
survey will receive a personal health report assessing their health status
and giving information for improvement. To participate in the survey, follow
Summex sent the College
a draft copy of correspondence announcing this arrangement but, in spite
of the plan to announce this wellness benefit prior to any communication
directly from Summex, an e-mail was sent out by them to Gustavus employees
before the draft was approved and the College could make the announcement.
Summex has been notified that, per their e-mail, "Gustavus University"
is incorrect. Also, the global ID number is difficult to read and that
problem is being addressed as well. Anyone who has questions should contact
Gustavus Wellness Coordinator Kari Eckheart (x6416).
Chapel Schedule... All
are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. weekdays and 10:30 a.m.
Sundays in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
Nov. 15 -- Richard Leitch,
Philippians 4: 1-7;
Nov. 17 -- 26th Sunday
after Pentecost, Chaplain Brian Johnson;
Nov. 18 -- Mark Bjelland,
Genesis 2: 4b-7;
Nov. 19 -- Darrell Jodock,
Matthew 13: 53-58;
Nov. 20 -- Morning Praise;
Nov. 21 -- Leila Brammer,
Matthew 4: 1-4;
Nov. 22 -- Megan Ruble;
Nov. 24 -- Christ the
King, Chaplain Rachel Larson.
Fall Band Concert Friday...
The Gustavus and Adolphus Concert Bands kick off their 125th anniversary
season with a fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in Christ Chapel. Special
guest artist will be David Fienen (music). Selections will include a transcription
by Douglas Nimmo (music) of J.S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue in G Major
pipe organ and wind ensemble. The concert is free and open to the public.
Senior Voice Recital Saturday...
Student Steven Backues will present his senior voice recital at 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 16 in Bjorling Recital Hall. He will be accompanied by student harpsichordist
and pianist Bethany Nass. Backues has selected works from the past 4 centuries,
including those by John Dowland, J. S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, and Samuel
Barber. Backues will be joined on stage by students Arianne Waseen, violin,
and Shannon Schultze, 'cello, and members of the Early Music Ensemble.
A reception for the musicians will be held in the recital hall lobby following
the performance. The recital is free and open to the public.
Jazz Concert Saturday...
pianist and composer Frank Mantooth, who has performed around the world
and has written jazz compositions for every level and type of jazz ensemble,
will appear in concert with the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band and the Adolphus
Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Mantooth's
appearance on campus is part of a week-long jazz residency. Mantooth will
also present clinics on improvisation and jazz keyboard at 3 and 4:15 p.m.
Saturday in the instrumental rehearsal studio (room 106) in Schaefer Fine
Arts-Music. In addition to performing Mantooth's Molly Meander,
Step From the Edge, and arrangements of Crazy Rhythm and
in Time, the 2 ensembles will present works by Les Hooper, George Shearing,
Johnny Mercer, and Mike Tomaro. Saturday's clinics and concert are free
and open to the public.
Concert Sunday... Anthony
Ross, principal 'cellist with the Minnesota Orchestra, will appear in concert
with the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and the newly founded Gustavus Philharmonic
Orchestra at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Ross is now in
his 12th season as principal with the Minnesota Orchestra. With the Philharmonic
Orchestra, Ross will present the Elegie for Cello and Orchestra, Op.
24 by Gabriel Faure. With the Symphony Orchestra, Ross will perform
the Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33 by Camille Saint-Saens.
The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra presents its debut concert with the
to Coriolan, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven and Faure's
The Symphony Orchestra will perform the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy
by Tchaikovsky and Schubert's Unfinished Symphony in its half of
the program. This performance is free and open to the public.
Asian Identity Celebration
Wednesday... The Asian Cultures
Club will present a "Spoken Word Performance" celebrating Asian identity
at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Courtyard Cafe. The evening will include poetry
presentations by Minnesota-based Asian-American poets, as well as a performance
by Mongrel, an Asian-American spoken-word group. The event will be emceed
by Shoua Lee, an aspiring writer and performer. Featured poets include:
Bryan Thao Worra, one of the first widely published Lao/Hmong American
poets; Tou Saiko Lee, a Hmong American poet and hip hop artist; and Ka
Vang, an award-winning Laotian poet and playwright. The dynamic troupe
Mongrel combines poetry and impassioned performers to paint a picture of
Asian experiences in America. The group has performed at campuses and concert
halls throughout the nation. This event is free and open to the public.
Proposal Writing Discussion
Nov. 21... The third of a
3-part discussion series, co-sponsored by the Office of Corporate and Foundation
Relations and the Faculty Development Program, will take place from 11:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m. and from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Faculty and Staff
Center during Teacher/s Talk(ing). This session will focus on aspects of
proposal writing and draw upon the experiences of a faculty panel. Contact
Bob Weisenfeld (firstname.lastname@example.org)
with any questions.
Talk Shop Nov. 22... Tom
LoFaro (mathematics and computer science) will present the next Faculty
Shop Talk of the 2002-03 academic year. His talk, titled "Do you know what
your search engine is doing?," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in
the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The
abstract for this and future talks may be viewed on the Gustavus Web under
the OnCampus Community/Faculty/Shop
1838 Expedition Lecture Nov.
public is invited to 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. Bob Douglas (geography) will tell how Nicollet,
the county and town's namesake, led an expedition that explored and mapped
this region in 1838. Douglas will re-trace the route of this expedition
using modern Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, note Nicollet's
discoveries, and test the accuracy of his famous map. Admission is $4;
free to Nicollet County Historical Society members and children under age
Business After Hours Nov.
19... The St. Peter Area
Chamber of Commerce diplomats invite all Gustavus employees to attend Business
After Hours from 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the First National Bank of St.
Peter, 226 W. Nassau. Come for fun, fellowship, networking, and door prizes.
There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. To make a reservation, call
the chamber office at 934-3400. Business After Hours is held the 3rd Tuesday
of each month.
vocational reflection, co-authored a chapter, titled "An Interdisciplinary
Study of Service-Learning Predictors and Outcomes Among College Students,"
that appears in the new book, Service-Learning Through a Multidisciplinary
Lens, the most recent volume in the Advances in Service-LearningResearch
series. Johnson co-authored the chapter with Peggy Fitch and Pam Steinke
of Central College and Fred Waldstein of Wartburg College.
biology, and Jennifer Lee ('98) recently published a paper, titled "Phenology
and Demography of Two Species of Botrychium (Ophioglossaceae)," in the
Journal of Botany.
music, sang the baritone solo in the Durufle Requiem Nov. 9 at Orchestra
Hall. The performance by the Vocal Essence Chorus and Orchestra was conducted
by John Rutter, who also conducted 2 of his own compositions.
modern foreign languages and literatures/German, won a Nyuusen (3rd prize)
for an English language haiku in the 2002 International Kusamakura Haiku
Competition. This competition, conducted by the Culture Office of the City
of Kumamoto, Japan, is held in memory of Natsume Soseki's stay in that
city. Soseki was a scholar of English literature and is known abroad primarily
as the author of Kusa makura (The Pillow of Grass).
political science, led a panel on "Elections in Minnesota 2002" at the
annual meeting of the Minnesota Political Science Association held Nov.
9 at Hamline University.
nursing, was a co-presenter of "A Community of Baccalaureate Psychomotor
Skills Faculty" at the annual Minnesota Associate of Colleges of Nursing
Conference Nov. 1 at the University of Minnesota.
Michelle Carlson, age 24 of Atlanta, died Nov. 5 of injuries sustained
in an automobile accident. Carlson attended Gustavus in 1995-96. Her funeral
services were held Nov. 9 in Sanford, N.C., where her parents live.Cortney's
brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Jennifer Seel Carlson (both '98),
submitted this information. Their address is 3422 Elmwood Place, Minnetonka,
To inform the campus community
of the loss of a current student or employee or trustee, an emeritus professor
or trustee, or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact
the president's office (x7538).
The Office of Corporate
and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
NGS Grant Information...
National Geographic Society (NGS) awards grants for scientific field research
and exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension
and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest.
Applications are generally limited to the following disciplines: anthropology,
archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography,
paleontology, and zoology. In addition, the committee is currently emphasizing
multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues. Pre-applications
must be submitted at least 8 months prior to anticipated field dates. For
more information, visit the September 2002 issue of Grant Information
Here are some noteworthy
Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media
around the nation:
On Nov. 11, an interview
with President Dennis Johnson aired on radio stations throughout
Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, on the Minnesota News Network (MNN).
The interview focused on the longtime relationship between Gustavus and
Japan's Kansai Gaidai University (which formally began in 1975). On Nov.
11, Dean John Mosbo represented Gustavus and delivered a congratulatory
message at a university relocation dedication ceremony.
On Nov. 7, the St.
Peter Herald published a color photograph of Bob Douglas (geography)
with a caption explaining how he used a GPS unit to take a reading at the
Traverse des Sioux site of Henry Sibley's store. Nicollet was standing
in the same spot as he began a map-making expedition in 1838. The photograph
appeared on page 10A.
The November 2002 Lutheran
published information from the Institute for International Education's
"Open Doors 2001" report, based on 1999-2000 academic year statistics,
listing 5 ELCA institutions as leading schools for student involvement
in study abroad programs. Among the "Top 20 Baccalaureate Institutions"
was Gustavus, ranked 7th with 372 students.
On the front page of the
November 2002 Metro Lutheran, a quote by 2002 Nobel Conference presenter
Thomas Murray was published as a teaser to a page 5 article, titled "Sell-out
crowd for 'Nature/Nurture' event," written by Kathryn Christenson. The
article included a black and white photograph of Nobel laureate Eric Kandel,
Dennis Johnson, and DeanJohn Mosbo.
On Oct. 31, The Free
Press of Mankato published an article and photograph of John McKay
(music), telling of his career studying, teaching, and performing Beethoven,
as well as of his Nov. 9 performance at Mankato State University, Mankato.
Located on the front page of the Accent section, the article was titled
"The last big piece."
On Oct. 31, the St.
Paul Pioneer Press ran a story on the race for Minnesota governor,
titled "Governor race gears back up," that included quotes by Don Ostrom
On Oct. 26, The Free
Press of Mankato published an article, titled "A liability turns out
to be a star," that included thoughts and comments by Don Ostrom in
reaction to the death of Paul Wellstone.
On Oct. 23, the Duluth
News-Tribune ran a story on "Concerned alliance over mix of politics,
religion." The article included quotes by Chris Gilbert (political
On Oct. 16, the St.
Paul Pioneer Press published a story on the gubernatorial race and
the fines brought againstTim Pawlenty's campaign, which included quotes
by Chris Gilbert.
Don Ostrom was
also quoted in the Associated Press, on WBAL (1090.0 AM) in Baltimore,
and the Minnesota News Network on the death of Paul Wellstone, the 2002
elections, or the aftermath of the elections.
Anyone who has suggested
additions for this list, suggestions for potential future media stories,
or interest in being a media source should contact News Director Stacia
Senne (x7510 or email@example.com).
Building Hours during
Thanksgiving break are as follows: All campus buildings will be locked
at 6 p.m. Nov. 27 and will remain locked until 7 a.m. Dec. 1. Anyone who
would like a building open during Thanksgiving break should contact Cheryl
or x8809) and include the times and dates the building should be opened
and closed. Anyone who has students who will work in a closed building
should make sure the student is issued a yellow "Gustavus Adolphus College
Permission for Admittance" card, as this is the only way a student will
be permitted building entry. Contact Hastings to request admittance cards.
The following are changes
and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2002-03":
x7642 -- Natalya Baldyga,
theatre and dance (addition)
For further information
or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or
St. Peter author Schelli
McCabe (a local podiatrist) will autograph her new book for children, titled
"The Great Caterpillar Adventure," from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the
The Big Book Blowout continues
in the Book Mark until Thanksgiving. A large selection of books are available
at 50 percent off.
75th birthday celebration will be held for Joyce Johnson on Nov. 23 in
Red Wing. Joyce was President John Kendall's assistant for several years
and retired approximately 10 years ago. Anyone wishing to send a greeting
can mail it to 962 Linda Ave., Red Wing, MN 55066.
The Yellow Sheet
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staff in the Office of Public Relations.
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