The Yellow Sheet 2003
Volume 35, Number 15Thursday, Jan. 16,
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News & AnnouncementsState Funding Cuts... Because of the efforts of the staff in the Office of Student Financial Assistance, Gustavus students will receive their state grant money for Spring Semester 2003. Due to state budget cuts, colleges were told not to award new state grants for the 2nd semester of this year after Jan. 9. Gustavus was one of the few schools that managed to award all of its grant money before the "freeze."
Letters Sought for Promotion... The Faculty Personnel Committee invites members of the college community to submit letters on behalf of candidates for promotion to professor. The candidates include Mark Braun (communication studies and associate dean), Chris Gilbert (political science), and Bruce Johnson (economics and management). Letters should address the criteria for promotion and be addressed to Dean John Mosbo. Promotion files close Feb. 21.
Lund Center Update... Lund Center recreation improvements have been approved after conversations between students and President Dennis Johnson this fall. The amount of cardiovascular equipment will be tripled, the weight area will be improved by adding and replacing equipment, and more workout space will be created by moving the blue lockers. The proposed changes would begin in June 2003 and be ready by next fall. The changes will be paid for by a 1-time student fee.
January Exercise Program... The following classes are being offered during January in Lund Center to Gustavus employees and spouses at no charge:
Winter Music Tours Set... This month the Gustavus Choir will embark on a 17-day international tour of Italy. The 65-voice choir will tour and learn about Italy Jan. 16-Feb. 3. The choir will participate in Mass at the Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome, the Basilica Inferiore of Saint Francesco in Assisi, the Duomo in Florence, and the Basilica of Saint Mark in Venice. The tour also includes 6 full concert performances in cathedrals in Rome, Sorrento, Assisi, Florence, and Venice. The choir's tour will conclude with a homecoming performance at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in Christ Chapel. The Gustavus Band will embark on its "To New Mexico and Back" tour Feb. 1. The band's 9-concert tour will consist of performances in New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota, before ending with a home concert at 4 p.m. Feb. 9 in Christ Chapel. The Gustavus String Orchestra will perform in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa March 24-April 7. For detailed itineraries, go to http://gustavus.edu/finearts/Tour_Site.cfm.
Employee Enhancement Days... The 2003 Employee Enhancement Days will be held Feb. 4 and 6. Sessions will be held from 8 a.m. until approximately noon, followed by a "Lunch and Learn" event. This year's conference, titled "Enhancing Your Health," will concentrate on diet, exercise, and stress reduction. Additional information will be available soon. If questions, contact Jane Confer (x6165 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Alumni Award Nominations
Sought... The alumni office
is seeking help in identifying alumni nominees for the Distinguished Alumni
Citations which will be selected at the February Alumni Board meeting.
Distinguished Alumni Citation "recognizes outstanding and exceptional professional
achievement, such as to bring unusual honor to the individual in his or
her field of endeavor. Criteria appropriate to selection shall include
the difficulty of accomplishment; quality, creativity and distinctiveness
of performance; recognition by professional peers; and lasting contribution
to the world of ideas and affairs. While the citation is a professional
award, humanitarian achievements may also be weighed." Nominations should
be sent to Barb Larson Taylor (email@example.com).
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:
IT Classes in January... The following classes are being offered by the Department of Information Technology in January. For more information or to register, go to http://gustavus.edu/news/calendar/training/index.cfm.
Faculty Forum Feb. 18... Judy Gardner (nursing) will present the next Faculty Forum from 5:30-6:50 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Campus Center banquet room. Her talk, titled "Realities of Perinatal Death: Responses and Needs of Parents and the Nurses Who Care for Them," will examine the findings of several qualitative research studies Gardner has conducted in the 1980s and 1990s reflecting the impact of perinatal death on nurses and parents. According to Gardner, this discussion may be particularly helpful to those who have experienced such losses and to those who wish to be helpful in these times of bereavement. There will be a supper of soup and sandwiches, followed by dessert. All faculty and staff, as well as retirees, are invited to atttend with a guest. With the dean of the faculty's office paying a portion of the cost, the fee is $5 per attendee. Anyone planning to come should send an attendance confirmation along with a check for $5 per person (payable to Gustavus Adolphus College) to Jean Heidcamp in the dean of the faculty's office by Feb. 13.
Scandinavian Author to
Visit April 9-16... Swedish
writer Stewe Claeson, the 2003 Out of Scandinavia writer-in-residence,
will be on campus April 9-16. Active in areas of cultural life in Sweden
and in other countries, Claeson will share his insight on his own literature
and that of other Nordic writers, the art of translating, his interest
in American poetry, the Nordic folk high school movement, and Christian
iconography. Claeson's most recent novel,
Ronndruvan gloder, a story
about the stormy life of Esaias Tegner, the Swedish romantic poet and bishop
of Vaxjo, has reaped many awards, including an award from the Swedish Academy
and a nomination for the Nordic Prize in Literature. Claeson has been rector
of several folk schools in Sweden and is presently rector of Nordiska Folkhogskolan
where he has also taught creative writing.
For Sale: 2000
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miles per gallon; 2.7 V6. Owner is buying a new pickup. Asking $10,500.
Contact Dan Rosin (firstname.lastname@example.org or 507/232-3874).
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