News & Announcements
Budget Suggestion Feedback...
President Dennis Johnson
has received a large volume of messages containing suggestions for budget
savings and income generation. "I am grateful to each person who responded,"
Johnson said. The suggestions have been grouped and categorized and each
idea will be forwarded to the appropriate person or people for study. A
complete report will be made available to the entire community at a later
Mileage Rate Change...
Jan. 1, the standard business mileage rate is 36 cents per mile (down from
36.5 cents). The rate, established by the IRS, is used to determine how
much an employee's travel expenses (when using his or her own car) are
deemed substantiated when the employer provides a mileage allowance under
a reimbursement or other expense allowance arrangement.
Computer Operations Manager
Named... David Maas of St.
Peter has accepted the position of Manager of Computer Operations in the
Administrative Computing Center. Maas joined Gustavus on Jan. 2. He holds
a bachelor's degree in computer science from Minnesota State University,
Mankato and was formerly employed by Onan.
Sign up for Feb. Health
employees and spouses are invited to participate in the 2003 Health Screening.
The free screening will be available Feb. 3-7 and Feb. 10-14 at St. Peter
Community Hospital. Screening times are from 6:30-8:30 a.m. Thirty minutes
of release time will be permitted. This private and confidential screening
will include a blood pressure check and the collection of a small amount
of blood. Individual results will be sent directly to participants and
1 copy will remain on file at the hospital. Gustavus will not see any individual
results. The PSA test is also available for men. Sign up by calling human
resources (x7304) between 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:45 p.m. on weekdays.
Sponsored by Gustavus Health Promotion.
Apply for a Summer Vocation
Workshop... Faculty and administration
members are invited to apply for a Center for Vocational Reflection (CVR)
sponsored professional development workshop during the summer of 2003.
In addition to providing time, space, and resources for participants to
consider their own sense of self and calling, the workshop will focus on
the relationship of vocation to teaching and learning and on how we can
better challenge, guide, and support students in their ongoing vocational
journeys. The workshop will be as follows:
are due Feb. 15 to the CVR. A faculty planning committee will select
up to 15 participants, who will be notified of their acceptance by Feb.
28. Participants will receive a $2,000 stipend, meals, and materials,
and will be eligible to apply for additional funding from the CVR to support
course-related expenses that grow out of the workshop. (The workshop and
all CVR activities are made possible through the Lilly Endowment's exploration
of vocation grant.) Contact Chris Johnson (x7159 or email@example.com)
or Amy Pehrson (x7169 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
for more information.
a 3-day opening session
individual and small-group
reading, discussion, and course-development work scheduled independently
throughout the summer;
a 2-day session Aug. 25-26;
for reflection, discussion, and mutual support throughout the following
year, possibly including a part-day event in October 2003 and an informal
evening dinner-discussion in February 2004; and
a 1-day wrap-up session
the following summer, June 4.
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:
Jazz Concert Sunday... Home
Free, a vocal jazz group of 5 Mankato-area men, will present a concert
at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in Bjorling Recital Hall. The group was originally
formed at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato to provide music for the church's
contemporary worship services. Since that time, it has branched out into
the energetic style of rockapella vocal jazz, pop, and rock, reminiscent
of the vocal jazz sounds of the Nylons, Rockapella, Manhattan Transfer,
and Take Six. This past fall, Home Free appeared at the Rock Bend Folk
Festival in St. Peter. Vocalists Chris Rupp, Matt Atwood, Daren Scruggs,
and Dan Lemke are backed by vocal percussionist Adam Rupp. Sunday's concert
is free and open to the public.
Jan. 10 --Taize Morning
Jan. 12 -- 2nd Sunday
after the Epiphany, Chaplain Brian Johnson;
Jan. 13 -- Joyce Sutphen,
Jan. 14 -- Mark Granquist,
Jan. 15 -- Morning Praise;
Jan. 16 -- Mark Braun,
Jan. 17 -- Epiphany Hymn
Jan. 19 -- 3rd Sunday
after the Epiphany, Chaplain Rachel Larson.
modern foreign languages and literatures/German, had 5 English haiku published
in the current Fall/Winter issue of ko, a Japanese haiku magazine
published in English. Also, Ludwig had a short article comparing the causes
for differences in German and American haiku criticism ("Amerika, hast
du es besser, was Haiku betrifft?") and 1 haiku published in Vierteljahresschrift
der Deutschen Haiku-Gesellschaft, XV, December 2002. The same issue
also contains an article by Ingrid Kunschke, a prize-winning German haiku
poet and critic, on 1 of Ludwig's haiku, "A child in the door," which recently
won a 3rd prize at the 2002 Kumamoto Kusamakura haiku contest.
physics, is on sabbatical leave as a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the
Science University of Malaysia and delivered a plenary, invited talk, titled
"Using Physlets to Enhance Physics Teaching," at the annual symposium of
the Malaysian Institute of Physics held Dec. 21 in Kuala Lumpur.
The following people have
recently joined the Gustavus community:
David Maas, administrative
Paul Tillquist, institutional
New Support Staff
Debra Swanberg, safety
Paul Yost, custodial
For more information on
the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).
Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding
For more information on
grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of
Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or email@example.com).
NEH Fellowships available...
National Endowment for the Humanities offers fellowships to pursue advanced
work in the humanities. Fellowships support both projects that can be completed
during the tenure of the award and work that is part of a long-term endeavor.
Tenure normally covers an uninterrupted period from 6 to 12 months with
stipends of $24,000 (6-8 months) or $40,000 (9-12 months). The deadline
is May 1. For more information, see the December 2002 issue of Grant
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).
From Dec. 20-22, John
McKay's (music) Nov. 9 all-Beethoven piano recital was rebroadcast
6 times on St. Peter Public Access (Ch. 7, St. Peter).
On Dec. 19, The Free
Press of Mankato published a front-page article, accompanied by a color
photograph, on Evelyn Young (retired dining service) and her well-known
rye bread. The article, titled "This is how she loafs," was part of the
paper's "In the Holiday Spirit" series. In additon to Young, several other
members of the Gustavus community were quoted in this feature story.
On Dec. 17, The Free
Press of Mankato ran a front-page story on the annual Peer Assistants'
Angel Tree. The article, titled "The gift of the tree of giving," included
a color photograph of student Kristin Wilking placing gifts under
the tree. Judy Douglas (alcohol and drug education and adviser to
the Peer Assistants) and Kate Reuer ('99 and who championed the
Angel Tree idea in 1996) were quoted in the article, which was part of
the paper's "In the Holiday Spirit" series.
On Dec. 16, the Star
Tribune of Minneapolis published an article that included quotes by
Gilbert (political science). The page A12 story was titled "Gore's
withdrawal leaves the field wide open."
On Dec. 13, The Free
Press of Mankato published a black and white photograph of Gustavus'
2002 St. Lucia Hannah Julien.
Library Hours for January
as follows: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday;
and noon-10 p.m. Sunday.
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
x7001 Brian Beckstrom,
church relations (change)
x6390 Elizabeth Kumagai,
x7492 David Maas, administrative
x7492 Leon Quiram, administrative
x6518 Paul Tillquist,
institutional advancement (addition)
On Edge, a new
book by Barbara Fister (library), has been published and is available
in the Book Mark.
Also available are The
History of Sweden by Byron Nordstrom (history and Scandinavian
Studies) and Nature Writing by Don Scheese (English).
Books written by alumni
that are available include The Great Caterpillar Adventure by Schelli
McCabe ('83), Braveheart and Broomsticks by Elycia Arendt ('00),
and Easing Sheets by L.M. Lawson ('71).
For Sale: 1994
Mercury Villager LS Minivan in good condition with 116,000 miles. This
1-owner vehicle was driven by a retired couple. Asking $5,000. Contact
Barb (email@example.com or
x7515) for more information.
Franklin Covey compact-size, zip-around, all-leather planner binder with
3 yearly archive binders (no pages). Contact Sharon (firstname.lastname@example.org
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
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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