The Yellow Sheet 2002
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News & AnnouncementsLund Lot Closed... Parking Lot B, adjacent to Lund Center, will be closed from 11 p.m. Dec. 5 until 11 p.m. Dec. 7 as it will be used for guest parking for the Christmas in Christ Chapel presidential dinners.
A Study Abroad Leader... Gustavus is a leading institution for the number of students studying abroad, according to an annual ranking recently released by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Reaffirming the mission of giving students an education that is international in perspective, Gustavus ranked 8th in the "Top 20 Baccalaureate Institutions" list of IIE's "Open Doors 2002" report, based on study abroad statistics from the 2000-01 academic year. The College has been in the top 20 since 1994-95 and in the top 10 for 3 years. Gustavus was 1 of 5 Minnesota private colleges to make the list. During 2000-01, 397 Gustavus students studied abroad. In 2002, 52 percent of the Gustavus graduating class had an international educational experience. According to the report, the number of U.S. college students receiving credit for study abroad has increased 7.4 percent from the previous year and by 55 percent during the past 5 years. More information about the report is available online at www.opendoorsweb.org.
Outside Comment for NCA Accreditation Review... Gustavus is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit March 24-26, 2003 by a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Gustavus has been accredited by the commission since 1915. The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet the commission's Criteria for Accreditation and General Institutional Requirements. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the College to: Public Comment on Gustavus Adolphus College, The Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs, must be in writing and signed, cannot be treated as confidential, and must be received by Feb. 24, 2003.
Newsletter Break... Due to Christmas recess, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Dec. 19, Dec. 26, or Jan. 2. Publication will resume Jan. 9.
Cellular Plans for Employees... Once again the telecommunications office has made arrangements with Sprint PCS, Hickory Tech, and Midwest Wireless to provide plans with various discounts and special offers for College employees. Contact JoEllen Schulz (x6262) for more information.
Equipment Sale... The chemistry department is selling the following used equipment:
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:
Computer Classes Tuesday, Wednesday... The Department of Information Technology is offering the following upcoming computer classes:
Cancer Support Group Meeting Wednesday... The campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon Dec. 11 in the Leadholm Room. Bring a lunch and join the conversation.
Reception Wednesday... The campus community is invited to a reception for Amy Pehrson and Brian Beckstrom from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 11 in Banquet Room B. On Nov. 1, Pehrson was appointed assistant director for the Center for Vocational Reflection after working in the Office of Church Relations for 5 years. Beckstrom will leave his position in the Office of Admission to assume the position of director for outreach ministries in the Office of Church Relations.
French Chef to Appear Thursday... French chef Christian Guibert, who "has taken the Scandinavian art of lefse baking to a new level," will appear from noon-2:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Book Mark. Samples of recipes from his new cookbook, titled OooLaLa! Lefse, will be available.
Ecological Design Lecture Thursday... 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 author of many articles and books, most recently The Nature of Design (Cambridge University Press). This event is open to the campus community.
Michael Johnson Concert Dec. 13... Michael Johnson, singer, songwriter, storyteller, and guitarist who has performed to sold-out audiences at Gustavus for 35 years, will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 13 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Originally from the Minneapolis area and now living in Nashville, Johnson first performed at Gustavus in the late 1960s with the late John Denver and the Chad Mitchell Trio. Following his departure from the trio 1 year later, Johnson spent a year acting with an off-Broadway company and returned to Minnesota and to singing. Since that time, he has toured internationally 8 times and has recorded 11 albums, which include 10 hit singles and two #1 country songs of the year. Tickets are available in the ticket center and cost $14 for adults; $10 for students, senior citizens, and Gustavus employees; and $5 for Gustavus students. For ticket availability, call the ticket center (x7590) or the fine arts office (x7363). Remaining tickets will go on sale 1 hour prior to the concert at the Bjorling box office.
Yuletide Breakfast Dec. 17... All
are invited to the American Scandinavian Yuletide Breakfast at 8 a.m. Dec.
17 in the Campus Center Banquet Rooms. The theme of the event is "The Light
Shines in the Darkness: Advent and Christmas in Sweden" with Mark, Carina,
and baby Ellen Johnson. Cost is $8 per person. Reservations must be made
by Dec. 13 with Edi Thorstensson (x7554).
Christmas at the Cox House...
annual Christmas opening of the historic Cox House is set for 2 weekends:
1-4 p.m. on Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 14-15. Visitors may tour the house, which
will be decorated in several ethnic themes by the St. Peter Questers. Christmas
music will be performed by instrumental and vocal groups each afternoon.
Cider and homemade treats will be served, and there will be a bake sale
featuring cookies and candies. Admission is $3; free to Nicollet County
Historical Society members and children age 12 and under.
Eric Carlson, history, has been recognized by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) for his contributions to inclusion of HIV/AIDS education in the college curriculum. The syllabus from the First Term Seminar that he has taught will be included in the AAC&U online National Leadership Resource Database.
Bob Douglas, geography, and environmental studies students Amit Bohara, Aaron Crowell, Lonnie Ellis, Bjorn Gangenes, Phil Graeve, Katie Hoeschen, and Amanda B. Young attended the Wind Energy Conference on Nov. 21-22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Barbara Fister, library, presented a workshop on information literacy for faculty Nov. 19 at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. This workshop was one in a series as Augustana implements a new general education curriculum.
Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages and literatures/German, wrote the introduction to a German kasen by Angelika Ortrud Fischer and Erika von Stetten, Der Pfau schlagt ein Rad (ISBN 388996463X). A kasen is a traditional Japanese chain poem of 36 stanzas written by several authors in partnership. Ludwig's "Einfuhrung zum Kasen" should help make this type of poetry better known in German-speaking countries.
Douglas Nimmo, music, had an article, titled "Programming the Perfect Concert," published in the December 2002 issue of Teaching Music. The article addresses the numerous contributing factors that influence a successful concert performance.
history and Scandinavian studies, has had his book, titled The History
of Sweden, published by Greenwood Press. The book is part of
"The Greenwood History of Modern Nations" series and is now available at
the Book Mark.
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