The Yellow Sheet 2002
Volume 35, Number 13Thursday, Dec. 12,
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News & AnnouncementsBudget 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 community.
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. They are:
St. LuciaSt. Lucia and the court are selected based on academic achievement, spiritual leadership, and involvement in community service at Gustavus.
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 Due to Christmas Recess, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Dec. 19, Dec. 26, or Jan. 2.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.
Decorations Alert... Safety 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:
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:
"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.
Helen Baumgartner, 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.
Barbara Fister, 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, Mankato.
Paul Granlund, 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.
Lisa Heldke, philosophy, served 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).
Bruce Johnson, 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.
David Koppenhaver, 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.
Horst Ludwig, 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."
Douglas Nimmo, 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.
Paula Swiggum, nursing, was an invited speaker on the topic of "Cultural Competence in Nursing" Nov. 12 at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing.
Steve Titus, 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.
Christmas Gift Ideas:
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