The Yellow Sheet 2002

November 14, 2002 | Volume 35, Number 10

Thursday, Nov. 14,

Volume 35, Number 11

News & Announcements
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Funding Opps
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Phone Updates
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Calendar of Events
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News & Announcements

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 Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Nov. 28.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.

Institutional Advancement 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... Once 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... Faculty, 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 ( or Lindsey Christensen ( 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 early December.

Health Survey... 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 these instructions:

  • Visit the Summex Web site at;
  • Register as a new user;
  • Enter Global ID #gu1327; and
  • Enter 7-digit employee ID number.
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; and
  • 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 for 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... Jazz 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, A Step From the Edge, and arrangements of Crazy Rhythm and Just 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 Overture to Coriolan, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven and Faure's Elegie. 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 ( 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 Talk link.


1838 Expedition Lecture Nov. 14... The 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 12.

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.


Chris Johnson, 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.

Cindy Johnson-Groh, biology, and Jennifer Lee ('98) recently published a paper, titled "Phenology and Demography of Two Species of Botrychium (Ophioglossaceae)," in the American Journal of Botany.

Michael Jorgensen, 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.

Horst Ludwig, 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).

Don Ostrom, 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.

Paula Swiggum, 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.


Cortney 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, MN 55435.
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... The 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 at
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or The current edition of Grant Information (aka The Blue Sheet) is available at


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 magazine 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, President Dennis Johnson, and Dean John 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 (political science).
  • 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 science).
  • 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


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 Hastings ( 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)
  • x7169 -- Amy Pehrson, vocational reflection (change)
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 Book Mark.
  • The Big Book Blowout continues in the Book Mark until Thanksgiving. A large selection of books are available at 50 percent off.


Birthday Celebration: A 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.

For Sale: Wurlitzer console (similar to one at Very good condition; will need to be moved and tuned. $500 or best offer. Call Kathie Martin (934-1662).


Events for Nov 14 - Nov 23, 2002
Thursday, November 14
Academic - Spring Registration
Campus Event - Book Mark Sale
Worship - Daily Chapel 10:00 AM
Campus Event - Step Aerobics with Martha 11:40 AM
Lecture - Forum-Curriculum Reform Report 3:30 PM
Athletic - Men's Hockey vs Marian 7:05 PM
Meeting - Fika-Swedish Coffee Hour 9:00 PM
Friday, November 15
Campus Event - Book Mark Sale
Worship - Daily Chapel 10:00 AM
Campus Event - Stretch and Tone with Martha 12:40 PM
Campus Event - Arboretum Cleanup 3:00 PM
Campus Event - International Festival 5:00 PM
Fine Arts - Gustavus and Adolphus Bands 7:30 PM
Athletic - Men's Hockey @ Lake Forest 7:35 PM
Campus Event - Weekend Shuttle 8:00 PM
Campus Event - Weekend Movie 9:00 PM
Saturday, November 16
Athletic - Cross Country @ NCAA Regionals
Campus Event - Gus Bus to the Twin Cities
Campus Event - Book Mark Sale
Athletic - Women's Hockey vs St. Benedict 2:00 PM
Athletic - Swimming vs UW-Stevens Point 3:00 PM
Fine Arts - Recital - Steven Backues 3:30 PM
Alumni - Los Angeles Chapter Gathering 4:00 PM
Campus Event - Weekend Movie 7:00 PM
Athletic - Men's Hockey @ St. Norbert 7:05 PM
Fine Arts - Gustavus and Adolphus Jazz 7:30 PM
Athletic - Football @ Azusa Pacific Univ. 8:00 PM
Campus Event - Weekend Shuttle 8:00 PM
Campus Event - Weekend Movie 10:00 PM
Campus Event - 80s Dance in the Dive 10:00 PM
Sunday, November 17
Campus Event - Book Mark Sale
Worship - Holy Communion 10:30 AM
Athletic - Women's Hockey @ St. Benedict 2:00 PM
Fine Arts - Orchestras in Concert 3:30 PM
Worship - Taize: Contemplative Worship 9:00 PM
Monday, November 18
Academic - Spring Registration
Campus Event - Graduate Yearbook Photos
Campus Event - Book Mark Sale
Worship - Daily Chapel 10:00 AM
Campus Event - German Kaffeestunde 3:30 PM
Workshop - How to Find an Internship 5:30 PM
Campus Event - Open Juggling and Lessons 6:30 PM
Tuesday, November 19
Academic - Spring Registration
Campus Event - Graduate Yearbook Photos
Campus Event - Book Mark Sale
Campus Event - Yoga with June 6:40 AM
Worship - Daily Chapel 10:00 AM
Campus Event - Total Conditioning with Kari 11:40 AM
Lecture - Faculty Forum 5:30 PM
Campus Event - G.O.L.D. Leadership Series 6:00 PM
Lecture - American Exceptionalism or... 7:00 PM
Workshop - Tuesday Scholars 8:00 PM
Meeting - Gustavus Greens Meeting 8:30 PM
Worship - Proclaim 9:00 PM
Wednesday, November 20
Campus Event - Book Mark Sale
Worship - Daily Chapel 10:00 AM
Campus Event - Book Signing by Schelli McCabe 10:00 AM
Campus Event - Nalgene Bottle Sales 10:00 AM
Academic - Engineering Admissions-U of M 12:30 PM
Campus Event - Water Aerobics with Kari 12:40 PM
Campus Event - Play: The Producers 5:30 PM
Campus Event - Spoken Word: Asian Identity 7:00 PM
Thursday, November 21
Campus Event - Book Mark Sale
Worship - Daily Chapel 10:00 AM
Campus Event - The Great American Smokeout 10:00 AM
Campus Event - Nalgene Bottle Sales 10:00 AM
Campus Event - Step Aerobics with Martha 11:40 AM
Workshop - What Do History Majors Do? 3:30 PM
Workshop - Planning Your Next WRIT Course 4:00 PM
Lecture - My Big Fat Greek Dinner 5:30 PM
Fine Arts - Theatre: Translations 8:00 PM
Meeting - Fika-Swedish Coffee Hour 9:00 PM
Friday, November 22
Athletic - Swimming @ U of M Invite
Campus Event - Book Mark Sale
Worship - Daily Chapel 10:00 AM
Campus Event - Stretch and Tone with Martha 12:40 PM
Meeting - Faculty Shop Talks 4:30 PM
Athletic - Swimming @ St. Kate's 6:30 PM
Athletic - Women's Hockey @ St. Thomas 7:00 PM
Campus Event - Open Gaming Night 7:00 PM
Athletic - Men's Hockey vs St. John's 7:05 PM
Fine Arts - Woodwind Ensembles Concert 7:30 PM
Fine Arts - Theatre: Translations 8:00 PM
Campus Event - Weekend Shuttle 8:00 PM
Campus Event - Weekend Movie 9:00 PM
Campus Event - Glam Rock Dive Night 10:00 PM
Saturday, November 23
Athletic - Swimming @ U of M Invite
Campus Event - Book Mark Sale
Conference - Science On Saturday 8:30 AM
Athletic - Swimming vs St. Mary's 1:00 PM
Athletic - Women's Hockey vs St. Thomas 2:00 PM
Athletic - Men's Hockey @ St. John's 2:05 PM
Athletic - Men's Basketball @ Luther 3:00 PM
Fine Arts - Chamber Singers/St. Ansgar's 3:30 PM
Special Event - Campaign Event-Twin Cities 5:30 PM
Campus Event - Weekend Movie 7:00 PM
Fine Arts - Theatre: Translations 8:00 PM
Campus Event - Weekend Shuttle 8:00 PM
Campus Event - Weekend Movie 10:00 PM

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

The Yellow Sheet is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the news staff in the Office of Public Relations. It is published weekly during the academic year (except during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Touring, Spring, and Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items by filling out an online submission form. While online, e-mail submissions are preferred, items may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send "snail mail" items to: The Yellow Sheet, Office of Public Relations. Items must reach the news office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The week of Nobel Conference the deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, call Stacia Senne at x7510 or Barb Booren at x6213.

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