The Yellow Sheet 2002

November 21, 2002 | Volume 35, Number 11

Thursday, Nov. 21,

Volume 35, Number 12

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News & Announcements

"Twisted Sister" Fundraiser... Student Senate, Campus Activities Board, and Inter Greek Senate will sponsor a fundraiser Nov. 22 to show support for the Mississippi University for Women, which was damaged by a tornado last week. Anyone who would like to contribute to this effort is welcome to send a donation to the Student Senate. Checks should be made payable to Student Senate.

Kendall Memorial Service Wednesday... All are invited to the 10 a.m. Nov. 27 memorial service in Christ Chapel for John Kendall who died July 26. The service will be based on Kendall's homily, titled "A Litany for Thanksgiving," which he wrote and delivered while he served as the College's president. Following the service, all are invited to the library for refreshments and to view a special display of books that Kendall read or re-read during the final months of his life. This reception location was chosen because Kendall was an active, ongoing supporter and user of the library.

Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets. This year's Christmas in Christ Chapel celebration, "Julbon: Christmas Prayer," will be held Dec. 6-8. Tickets are available; contact the Office of Public Relations (x7520).

Angel Tree Project... The Peer Assistants are sponsoring an Angel Tree, Dec. 2-6, to help provide Christmas gifts to St. Peter area children in need. Anyone interested may take an angel ornament, which contains a child's wish, from the tree in the Campus Center, and return the ornament with a wrapped gift by Dec. 12 to the Peer Assistance Center. Call Deb Reichel (x7607) if questions.

Lucia Court Named... Linnea Bjorkman, Hannah Julien, Leah Jarvis, Claire Anderson, and Elizabeth Wojahn have been named to the Lucia Court. The Festival of St. Lucia will take place on Dec. 12. The annual celebration features early morning caroling by St. Lucia and her court, a special ceremony to crown St. Lucia at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel, and a traditional Scandinavian luncheon at 11 a.m., which is sold out. Minnesota native and former Miss America Dorothy Benham will provide entertainment at the luncheon. Gustavus Library Associates sponsors this annual event, which also includes a holiday bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter.

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.


Play on Thursday... "Translations," written by Irish playwright Brian Friel and directed by Amy Seham (theatre), will be presented at 8 p.m. Nov. 21-24 in Anderson Theatre. The play is based on the English colonization of 19th Century Ireland. The play is set in one of the Irish "hedge schools," banned but tolerated by the English and usually hidden in the woods or on a farm. "Translations" confronts the destruction of Irish language and culture that occurred at the time. From banning Irish schools to Anglicizing the names of towns, cities, and other landmarks and the forced usage of the English language, Friel examines the effects on the culture and people of Ireland. Reserved seating tickets are available at the ticket center (x7590) and cost $7 for adults and $5 senior citizens and students. Remaining tickets will be on sale at the theatre box office 1 hour prior to show time.

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. 22 -- Megan Ruble;
  • Nov. 24 -- Christ the King, Chaplain Rachel Larson;
  • Nov. 25 -- Doug Huff, Matthew 16: 1-4;
  • Nov. 26 -- Carolyn Dobler, Matthew 18: 1-6;
  • Nov. 27 -- Morning Praise and John Kendall Memorial Service; and
  • Nov. 28-Dec. 1 -- No Chapel, Thanksgiving Recess.
Talk Shop Friday... 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.

Ensemble Concerts This Weekend... Several student ensembles will perform fall concerts this weekend.

  • The Flute Choir and the Wind Dectet, directed by Ann Pesavento, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in Bjorling Recital Hall. This is the premiere performance for Wind Dectet, an ensemble of 2 each of the following: flutes, clarinets, oboes, horns, and bassoons.
  • At 3:30 p.m. Nov. 23 in Christ Chapel, the newly formed Birgitta Singers Women's Chorus will perform with the men's St. Ansgar's Chorus. The Birgitta Singers, directed by Julie Aune and accompanied by Kate Duncan and Eric Wilberg on piano, will present works ranging from Mozart to Scandinavian songs. The Ansgar's Chorus, directed by Gregory Aune and accompanied by pianist Nathan Kennedy, will present a collection of sea chanties, Hebrew folk songs, cowboy songs and a work by Johann Sebastian Bach. Both performances are free and open to the public.
Student Recital Sunday... Sara and Jennifer Kilby will present a joint student flute and piano recital at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in Bjorling Recital Hall. A reception follows the recital.

Moscow Boys Concert Sunday... The world-famous Moscow Boys Choir will present a concert of "Christmas Around the World" as part of the Gustavus Artist Series at 8 p.m. Nov. 24 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Renowned for a sound of depth and richness unparalleled in choral music today, the choir brings a distinctive Russian flavor to the choral experience. Hand-picked from more than 400 students from a music conservatory in Moscow, members range in age from 9-20. The choir will perform traditional German, French, Spanish, and English carols, as well as excerpts from Handel's Messiah, Bernstein's Mass, and various Russian and Ukrainian folk and Christmas songs. Reserved seat tickets for the performance are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for Gustavus students. Tickets may be reserved in advance by calling the ticket center (x7590) or may be purchased at the door 1 hour prior to the concert.

Healing Service Sunday... At 9 p.m. Nov. 24 in Christ Chapel a healing service will be held within the context of the regular contemplative worship service. The service will include "Prayer Around the Cross" as well as individual prayers for healing of the body, mind, and spirit. This service is sponsored by the Chaplains' Office.

Opening Art Reception Monday... All are invited to this free opening reception for the 4 exhibits from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Hillstrom Museum of Art. Regular museum hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. weekends. The following exhibits will open:

  • Photographic portraits of prominent literary figures will be featured in "Photographers and Authors: A Collection of Portraits of Twentieth-Century Writers," on loan from the Carleton College Collection.
  • "Recent Photographs by Don Palmgren: Pinholes and Others" includes photographs of Palmgren's dog and of a recent trip to Ireland. The photographs were taken using a pinhole camera.
  • "Recent Acquisitions by the Hillstrom Museum of Art" will open with the latest additions to the museum's permanent collection. Several of the works were given in honor of the museum's namesake, the Rev. Richard Hillstrom.
  • A drawing by French artist Jacques-Louis David depicting Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte will be shown. One of Bernadotte's descendants, Count Folke Bernadotte, is the namesake of the library. The drawing will be exhibited with an autographed letter written by Bernadotte in 1799.
Ecological Design Lecture Dec. 12... David Orr, professor and director of environmental studies at Oberlin College in Ohio, will give a lecture, titled "Ecological Design on College Campuses: Oberlin's Lewis Center for Environmental Studies," at 8 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Interpretive Center. Orr is the author of many articles and books, most recently "The Nature of Design" (Cambridge University Press). This event is open to the campus community.


Riverblenders Invitation... The 30-year-old Mankato Riverblenders Barbershop Chorus will host a special guest night from 7:17-9:30 p.m. Nov. 26 in the band room at Loyola High School, 145 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato. All men interested in learning more about the chorus and its program are invited to attend. This invitation is extended to all former and prospective members from high school to retirement in the Mankato area. A short video of the chorus performance at a recent Land O'Lakes District contest will be shown. The Riverblenders ranked 5th out of 15 finalists for the district that includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Recently, the Riverblenders were invited for the first time to perform at the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota Convention to be held Nov. 23 in Wayzata.

"The Gift of the Magi" Dec 18-20... The St. Peter Players will present "The Gift of the Magi," based on the story by O. Henry. Directed by Elsa Cornell, it will be performed at 7 p.m. Dec. 18-20 in the Senior Room at the St. Peter Community Center. General admission is $5; senior citizens $4.


Mike Ferragamo, biology, and Janine Wotton, psychology, presented "Simulating Temporal Jitter Discriminations Using Three Population Layers of Bat Auditory Neurons" at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Orlando. The paper was co-authored with Mark Sanderson from Brown University.

Douglas Nimmo, music, served as conductor of Gustavus Honor Band XII Nov. 3-4. The event brought 104 high school student musicians to campus, representing 46 high schools. Following 2 days of intensive rehearsals with Nimmo and teaching clinics presented by Gustavus music faculty, the band performed a shared concert with the Gustavus Band.

Jane Walgenbach, nursing, presented "Linking Public Health Nursing Practice and Education to Promote Population Health" with Mary Beth Kuehn (St. Olaf College), Kristin Schultz (Sibley County Public Health), and DeeAnn Pettyjohn (Steele County Public Health), at the annual Minnesota Association of Colleges of Nursing Conference on Partnership held Nov. 1 at the Earle Brown Center, University of Minnesota, St. Paul.


  • Darlene Hale, Gustavus custodial services employee from 1963-1994, died Nov. 14 in Mankato. Services were held Nov. 17 in St. Peter.
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).


  • Administrative Assistant, Safety and Security
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlights:
  • NIST-SURF Opportunity... The National Institute of Standards and Technology offers the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program (NIST-SURF) for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering. Students participate in 1 of 7 laboratories and receive a $4,000 stipend for 12 weeks (there are also a limited number of 9-week slots available). The deadline is Feb. 15, 2003. For more information, refer to If questions, contact Bob Weisenfeld ( or x7049).
  • Cost sharing no longer required. The National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI), as listed in the Sept. 26 Yellow Sheet, has announced a change in its program guidelines. As of Nov. 12, cost sharing is no longer required for non-Ph.D. granting institutions. The deadline is Jan. 23. For more information, see the Sept. 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


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • Coverage on Hunger and Homelessness Week events:
    • On Nov. 19, KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) news featured a story on Gustavus students and the "sleepout."
    • On Nov. 19, The Free Press of Mankato ran a front-page color photograph of students Kristina Gilbertson, Natalie Lau, and Andrea Busch at the "sleepout" site on campus.
    • On Nov. 17, WCCO Radio (830 AM, Minneapolis) aired an interview with Richard Leitch (political science).
  • On Nov. 18, KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) interviewed Terry Morrow (communication studies) regarding the possible legal actions that may arise from the crash of the Wellstone campaign plane.
  • On Nov. 13, KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) featured a story on Terry Morrow's "American Public Address" class that re-enacted the constitutional convention of 1787.
  • Don Ostrom was quoted extensively on the future of Minnesota politics on the Associated Press wire.
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


Campus Video Store Hours are now as follows: 4:30-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 4:30-11 p.m. Friday; and 6-11 p.m. Saturday. Visit Campus Video in the Dive or call x7602.

Library Hours during Thanksgiving break are as follows: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Nov. 27; closed Nov. 28-30; and 6 p.m.-midnight Dec. 1.


Webcam View... A camera has been installed that gives a view of campus, with the picture updating every 30 seconds. Visit the Live Webcam at


For Rent: Home with 2+ bedrooms, study, and garage parking -- only 2 blocks from campus. Available February through June 2003. Rent $400/month; utilities not included. Prefer non-smokers and no pets. Contact Mariangela Maguire (931-3177).

For Sale: 30-gallon hexagon shaped aquarium (3 sides are mirror). Includes wood stand, pump, and accessories. Asking $250. Call Janine (x7548).

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.

Housing Exchange: A family from Wederslof, Sweden (2 adults and 3 teenage sons) is interested in possibly exchanging homes with St. Peter residents for approximately 1 month next summer. E-mail Lennart Johnsson ( or contact Bernhard Erling (934-3878) after Dec. 4.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Book Mark will have extended store hours for Christmas in Christ Chapel weekend.
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
Men's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
Winter Gear Drive
Women's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Gustie Day Campus Center
noon to 2:15 p.m. Holiday Buffet during Christmas in Christ Chapel Rooms in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Macalester Peter, Minn.
16 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Women's Hockey at Saint Mary's, Minn.
2:304:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2022: Celestial Wonder, Joy Unfolding Chapel

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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