News & Announcements
State 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
Letters Sought for Promotion...
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...
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...
following classes are being offered during January in Lund Center to Gustavus
employees and spouses at no charge:
The classes are designed
for all fitness levels. If questions, contact Kari Eckheart (x6414).
Pilates -- 11:40 a.m.-12:30
p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays;
Yoga -- 6:30-7:30 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays;
Total Conditioning --
11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Tuesdays;
Water Aerobics -- 12:40-1:10
Step Aerobics -- 11:40
a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays; and
Body Sculpting -- 12:40-1:30
Winter Music Tours Set...
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...
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 email@example.com).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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:
MLK Commemoration Jan. 20...
speeches made by Martin Luther King Jr. will be played from a CD collection,
titled "A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Martin Luther King
Jr.," from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 20 in Christ Chapel. Speeches include: "Acceptance
Address for the Nobel Peace Prize," "I Have a Dream," "I've Been to the
Mountaintop," "Address at the Conclusion of Selma to Montgomery March,"
and "Eulogy for Victims of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing." This
presentation is sponsored by the Office of the Chaplains. For more information,
contact Rachel Larson (x7446).
Jan. 17 -- Epiphany Hymn
Jan. 19 -- 3rd Sunday
after the Epiphany, Chaplain Rachel Larson;
Jan. 20 -- Mahmoud El-Kati,
Martin Luther King Jr. Day;
Jan. 21 -- Rev. Bob Maharry,
Jan. 22 -- Morning Praise;
Jan. 23 -- John Cha, Matthew
Jan. 24 -- Rev. Phil Schotzko,
2 Corinthians 4:5-18; and
Jan. 26 -- 4th Sunday
after the Epiphany, Kari Lipke preaching, Chaplain Rachel Larson presiding.
IT Classes in January...
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.
Brass Performance Jan. 24...
Dallas Brass will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in Bjorling Recital
Hall as part of the ensemble's 20th anniversary tour. With a blend of traditional
brass instruments and a full complement of drums and percussion, the Dallas
Brass has established itself internationally with a unique sound, accompanied
by a dazzling stage performance. Tickets are available at the ticket center
(x7590) and also at the door the evening of the event. Tickets are $10
for adults, $7 for senior citizens and Gustavus staff, and $5 for Gustavus
students. In addition to the concert, area brass musicians are invited
to an open clinic beginning at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 in Bjorling. Special advance
rates to high school groups are available by calling the fine arts office
Level 1" -- 2:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in Olin Hall 031;
"Easy Grade Pro" -- 1:30-3
p.m. Jan. 22 in Olin Hall 031;
"Creating Personal Webpages"
-- 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 23 in Olin Hall 031;
Level 2" -- 2:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in Olin Hall 031;
"iMovie Basics" -- 10-11:30
a.m. Jan. 29 in the Olin Hall Multimedia Center; and
"Scanning for the Web"
-- 1:30-3 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Olin Hall Multimedia.
Faculty Forum Feb. 18...
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.
Business After Hours Jan.
St. Peter Chamber of Commerce Diplomats invite all Gustavus employees to
attend Business After Hours at 5 p.m. Jan. 21 at Counseling Services of
Southern Minnesota, 116 S. Third St., St. Peter. Come for fun, fellowship,
networking, and door prizes. There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
music, served as guest director of the 6th annual East Central Honor Jazz
Band held Dec. 2 at South Dakota State University in Brookings. The ensemble
included 20 high school musicians from the area. Wright also played assistant
principal trumpet with Doc Severinsen and the Minnesota Orchestra Dec.
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).
Support for Interdisciplinary
Research. The National Science
Foundation recently posted a new solicitation for Collaborative Research
at Undergraduate Institutions (C-RUI) that provides new opportunities for
interdisciplinary research in the biological sciences. The program is explicit
in supporting cross-disciplinary research projects that require contributions
from biology and at least 1 other disciplinary area. It is intended to
catalyze a cultural change in undergraduate research and education by establishing
innovative models for collaboration that transcend traditional disciplinary
boundaries. The deadline is March 12. For more information, see the December
2002 issue of Grant Information at http://gustavus.edu/cfrelations/fundingsources/grantinfo.cfm.
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 Jan. 13, The Free
Press of Mankato published an article on Richard Weber (music),
who is teaching beginning band at Garfield Elementary School, Mankato,
as well as a color photograph of Weber and his students. The front-page
story was titled "From the din to divine."
Library Hours for January
as follows: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5
p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-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
x6395 -- Susan Andrews,
marketing and public relations (delete)
x7449 -- Cheryl Hastings,
x7688 -- Lynne Johnson,
institutional advancement (addition)
x8809 -- Debra Swanberg,
safety and security (addition)
AND SECURITY SNIPS:
As of Jan. 13, Debra Swanberg
is the new administrative assistant for Safety and Security. Any correspondence
regarding Safety and Security issues that went to Cheryl Hastings should
now go to email@example.com.
For Sale: 2000
Chrysler Concord LX with 45,000 miles; extended warranty to 75,000 miles;
dual air bags; anti-lock brakes; clean, 1 owner car; beige in color; 26-30
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).
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
||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
||Women's Soccer hosts UW-Eau Clairehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-hosts-uw-eau-claire-2/45211St. Peter, Minn.
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
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may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send
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For more information, call Stacia Senne at x7510 or Barb Booren at x6213.
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