News & Announcements
Budget Suggestions Due...
Cost-saving and/or revenue-producing ideas for future budgets, including
the 2003-04 budget that is in its early planning stages, should be sent
to President Dennis Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by Dec. 20. All campus community members are invited to send suggestions.
For more information, refer to Johnson's Dec. 2 letter sent to the Gustavus
St. Lucia Named... During
the 61st annual Festival of St. Lucia held this morning, 1 sophomore and
4 of her classmates were selected to serve as St. Lucia and the Lucia Court.
St. Lucia and the court
are selected based on academic achievement, spiritual leadership, and involvement
in community service at Gustavus.
Hannah Julien, Minnetrista,
Lucia Court Members
Linnea Bjorkman, Colorado
Leah Jarvis, Scandia,
Claire Anderson, Colorado
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to Christmas Recess, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Dec.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.
and Security would like to remind all departments with Christmas lights
and decorations to be safe. The holiday season is one of the most dangerous
times of the year for fires. Make sure to turn off or unplug lights when
leaving for the day.
Broadcasting of Swedish
Christmas... This year's
Christmas in Christ Chapel will
be broadcast (in full or in part) on the following radio stations as indicated:
The FAN (1230 AM, Mankato),
formerly KYSM, from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 23;
KRBI (1310 AM, St. Peter)
at 8 p.m. Dec. 23;
WCAL (89.3 FM, Northfield)
from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 28 -- the "Music from Minnesota" holiday special will
include Gustavus, Augsburg, and Luther; and
KNUJ (860 AM, New Ulm)
-- time and date to be determined.
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:
Meeting Friday... A meeting
for all administration and staff members is scheduled for 3 p.m. Dec. 13
in Alumni Hall. The primary topic will be the campus-wide conversations.
This meeting was previously on the College Calendar for Dec.
12 but due to a conflict in President Dennis Johnson's travel schedule,
it has been changed to Dec. 13. Anyone who has suggestions for agenda items
should contact Jolene Christensen (x7538 or
Dec. 13 -- Loramy Gerstbauer,
Romans 15: 4-13;
Dec. 15 -- 3rd Sunday
in Advent, Chaplain Rachel Larson;
Dec. 16 -- Horst Ludwig,
Micah 5: 2-5a;
Dec. 17 -- Carol Sing;
Dec. 18 -- Morning Praise;
Dec. 19 -- Litany for
Dec. 20-Jan. 5 -- Christmas
Live Nativity Saturday...
Lutheran Church of St. Peter will again host its Live Nativity from 5-9
p.m. Dec. 14. The Gustavus community is invited to drive by the 4 scenes
and see the Christmas story portrayed by First Lutheran Church members.
Enter the church parking lot on Traverse Road. Donations will be collected
for the St. Peter Food Shelf.
"The Gift of the Magi"
Wednesday-Friday... 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.
Peer Assistants WIn Award,
Speak... For the 5th time
since 1996, the Peer Assistants were presented with an "Outstanding Affiliate"
award for colleges with an enrollment below 7,500 at the annual National
Peer Educator Conference, held Nov. 14-17 in Orlando. Gustavus was
1 of 3 recipients of the award. Also at the conference, Crystal Gildea,
Hamp, Shivaun Iten, Ambryn Melius, Andy Odden,
Phillippe, Aeleah Soine, Zosia Stanley, and
Yang, health education intern Anne Potts, and adviser
Douglas were selected to
present 2 workshops.
music, and Paul Baumgartner,
emeritus professor of music, have made the following appearances: a faculty
recital Sept. 28 and the Nobel Concert Oct. 1 on campus; a program
for Leisure Education for Exceptional People (LEEP) clients Sept. 14 at
the Mankato Civic Center; a program, in collaboration with Naomi Karstad
('83), Nov. 3 at the St. Peter Health Care Center; a Music for Missions
recital Oct. 29 at Luther Seminary in St. Paul; the rededication of the
sanctuary piano Nov. 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter; and the
Founders Day Banquet for Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity
Nov. 16 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis.
library, spoke on the subject of "Assessment: Where We Are and Where We
Need to Go" at an "Instructional Dialogue" Dec. 9 at Minnesota State University,
emeritus sculptor-in-residence, was honored Nov. 13 by the St. Paul-Nagasaki
Sister City Committee in a meeting at the Commodore Hotel for his sculpture
"Constellation Earth." The piece was placed in the Nagasaki, Japan, Peace
Garden in 1992 and remains the only sculpture from the U.S. in the garden.
This was mentioned in a "Faces and Places" brief in the Nov. 15 Star
Tribune of Minneapolis.
as program committee chair for the biennial national conference of the
Radical Philosophy Association in November at Brown University. Heldke
also presented a paper at the program (but recused herself from voting
on whether it should be accepted).
economics and management, gave a presentation, titled "Scandinavian Social
Welfare -- Will It Work Here?," to an adult forum Dec. 8 at Faith Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Waconia.
education, is on leave in Australia and has conducted a series of 8 workshops
for educators and speech-language pathologists in Townsville, Brisbane,
and Ipswich on technology-supported literacy for children with disabilities.
modern foreign languages and literatures/German, won the "Special Prize"
(1st prize) in the English section of this year's Iga City Board of Education
haiku contest. Iga is the hometown of Basho, the most famous haiku poet.
Ludwig's text was a free form haiku: "A breath of wind. / Leaves of grass
bending - / and trembling back."
music, served as guest conductor of the 6th annual East Central Honor Band
held Dec. 2 at South Dakota State University in Brookings. The honor band
included 75 high school musicians representing 24 high schools.
nursing, was an invited speaker on the topic of "Cultural Competence in
Nursing" Nov. 12 at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing.
former executive assistant to the president, was recently awarded the Outstanding
Civilian Service Medal by the U.S. Army. The award recognizes his exceptionally
meritorious service as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for
Minnesota from June 1999-October 2002. Titus is now president of Midland
Lutheran College in Fremont, NE.
art and art history, and Travis Nygard ('02) have co-authored a
contribution on Heinrich Wolfflin for the volume "Key Writers on Art: The
Twentieth Century," edited by Chris Murray and published by Routledge.
For more information on
the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).
Christmas in Christ Chapel
The 18 large stars, representing
welcome lights and hanging in the chapel, depict the colors of how
people perceive the stars in the heavens -- about 70 percent yellow, 10
percent blue, 10 percent white, and 10 percent red. Created for the 30th
annual Christmas in Christ Chapel, the lights were made of plywood and
baker's paper. Each star has a unique design, but all were inspired by
the architecture of the cross in the front of chapel.
To submit items (questions
or answers) for consideration in this section, contact Stacia Senne (x7510
The bundles of oats
decorating chapel were grown by Norwegian-American farmer Luther Tostengard
of Walnut Grove, MN. Tostengard grew the oats along the banks of Plum Creek.
The Office of Corporate
and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
For more information on
grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of
Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or email@example.com).
IN THE MEDIA:
Here are some noteworthy
Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media
around the nation:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
On Dec. 9, The Free
Press of Mankato's front-page story was on the 30th annual Christmas
in Christ Chapel. Covering 75 percent of the front page, the article,
titled "A Swedish Christmas," included 3 color photographs from the service
and a story quoting Dean Wahlund (public relations/special events),
Allen (alumni and former trustee chair), Heather McGregor (student
and St. Lucia 2001), Will Freiert (classics, who played St. Ansgar)
and Brian Johnson (chaplain). The story and photographs are online
Amy Pehrson (vocational
reflection) was the guest on KRBI's "Cafe 1310" radio program Dec. 9. Pehrson
was on the 20-minute show to talk about items at her church and ended up
also being interviewed on the College's Center for Vocational Reflection
and Christmas in Christ Chapel.
At 10 p.m. Dec. 7, KEYC-TV
(Ch. 12, Mankato) aired a story on the 30th annual Christmas in Christ
Chapel. To read or watch the story online, visit http://www.keyc.com/article/view/27475/.
The following are changes
and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2002-03":
For further information
or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or
x6550 Cheryl Peterson,
Christmas Gift Ideas:
The Gustavus Library Associates'
Gourmet Cookbook is a collection of recipes from Almond Glazed
Brie to Nana's Bread Pudding and is available at the Book Mark for $20.
Proceeds benefit the Folke Bernadotte Library.
for winter travel contain an emergency flag, a thermal blanket, a large
candle and matches, a "Call Police" windshield sign, candy bars, a mug
for melting snow to drink, Band-Aids, and safety pins. Cost is $14.95 (plus
$5 if shipped). This is a fundraiser for the Gustavus Student Nursing Association.
To order a bucket, call the nursing department (x7317) or send a check
to Gustavus Student Nurses' Association, c/o Department of Nursing via
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
||Save the Date! All-Campus Strategic Action Conferencehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/save-the-date-all-campus-strategic-action-conference/45593
||Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview/45676President's Dining Room
||Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview-2/45677President's Dining Room
||Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview-3/45678President's Dining Room
||Summer Gatherings - Grand Rapidshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-grand-rapids/45013Grand Rapids, MN
||Summer Gatherings - Nicollethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-nicollet/45183Nicollet, MN
9:30 am to 6 pm
||Gustavus Football Golf Outinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-football-golf-outing/45607Le Sueur Country Club, Le Sueur, MN
||Summer Gatherings - Los Angeleshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-los-angeles/45018Los Angeles, CA
||Gustavus Library Associates' Fall Membership Eventhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-library-associates-fall-membership-event-2/45680
||Summer Gathering - Omahahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gathering-omaha/45609Brother Sebastian's 1350 S 119th Street, Omaha, NE 68144
||Summer Snapshot - Admission Visit Event for Prospective Students and Familieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-snapshot-admission-visit-event-for-prospective-students-and-families-2/45596Alumni Hall, Student Union and Campus Center
||GYA at Canterbury Parkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gya-at-canterbury-park/45625Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, MN 55379
||Summer Gatherings - Seattlehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-seattle/45008Seattle, WA
||Summer Gatherings - New Yorkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-new-york/45620
||Gustavus Library Associates' Fall Membership Eventhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-library-associates-fall-membership-event-2/45681
To add or change
items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College
Calendar event form. View the entire College
The Yellow Sheet
is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the
staff in the Office of Public Relations.
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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