News & Announcements
Feb. 14... All members of
the campus community are invited and encouraged to attend "The Heart
of Gustavus: A Community Conversation," a conversation to discuss the
future of the College -- the goals, visions, concerns, priorities, and
needs. This is a chance for all valued members of the Gustavus community
-- including all students, faculty, support staff, administrators, retirees,
and trustees -- to join in this important discussion. Quoting President
Dennis Johnson: "Your role at this College is important. Your participation
in this conversation is important for the future of this College. Please
accept this invitation to make a contribution to this moment in the history
of Gustavus Adolphus College." The schedule is as follows:
To facilitate attendance,
classes, college activities, and many services will be suspended during
this time. Individuals planning to participate are asked to R.S.V.P. by
Jan. 31. Return response cards accordingly:
10-10:20 a.m. -- Daily
Chapel in Christ Chapel;
10:30-10:45 a.m. -- Welcome
by President Dennis Johnson in Lund Forum;
10:45 a.m.-noon -- Discussion
Session I in Lund Forum;
Noon-12:30 p.m. -- Lunch
in Lund Center will be provided for all participants;
12:30-1:45 p.m. -- Discussion
Session II in Lund Forum; and
1:45-2:20 p.m. -- Closing
If questions, contact
the Office of the President (x7538).
Administrators -- Office
of the President
Faculty -- Office of the
Retirees -- Office of
Students -- Student Activities
Support Staff -- Supervisor
Yellow Sheet Reminder...
Due to touring week, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Feb.
6. Publication will resume Feb. 13.
Seminary invites nominations for its full-tuition Presidential Scholarship.
This merit-based scholarship is available to students in the Master of
Divinity, Master of Sacred Ministry, or Master of Arts program. The application
deadline is Feb. 1. Contact Brian Beckstrom (firstname.lastname@example.org
or x7001) or the seminary admission office (email@example.com
1-800-Luther3) for details.
Faculty Members Receive
mathematics and computer science, was awarded a $66,707 award from the
National Science Foundation for a project titled "Exploring Geometry: Integrated
Textbook and Software for College Geometry." With this 2-year award, Hvidsten
will develop textbook and software materials that integrate discovery-learning
and the use of technology for teaching at the secondary and post-secondary
psychology, received a $10,000 award from the National Organization for
Hearing Research Foundation for a project titled "Auditory Processing of
Spatial Information in Reverberant Conditions: Implications for Normal-Hearing
and Hearing-Impaired Listeners." Wotton will conduct research to gain insight
into the computational mechanisms underlying sound localization.
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:
Dallas Brass Performs Friday...
The Dallas Brass will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in Bjorling
Recital Hall. Tickets are available at the ticket center (x7590) in the
Campus Center and 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 and youth.
Jan. 24 -- Rev. Phil Schotzko,
2 Corinthians 4:5-18;
Jan. 26 -- 4th Sunday
after the Epiphany, Kari Lipke preaching, Chaplain Rachel Larson presiding;
Jan. 27 -- Jeff Stocco,
1 Samuel 3:1-10;
Jan. 28 -- Chaplain Rachel
Larson, Jonah 3:1-5, 10;
Jan. 29 -- Morning Praise;
Jan. 30 -- President Dennis
Jan. 31 -- Barbara Anthony,
Psalm 12:1-8; and
Feb. 2-9 -- Touring and
Lecture on Holy Land Tuesday...
Netzer of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will present a lecture, titled
"Palaces, Temples, and Fortresses -- The Holy Land as Jesus Knew It," at
7 p.m. Jan. 28 in Confer Hall 128. Netzer is one of the world's leading
authorities in the archaeology and architecture of ancient Israel. His
40-year career has contributed to understanding some of the most important
archaeological sites in the Holy Land, including Masada, Herodium, Caesarea
Maritima, Jericho, Caesarea Philippi, Sepphoris, and Jerusalem. The lecture
is sponsored by the Center for Vocational Reflection, church relations,
classics, Curriculum II, dean of the faculty, international education,
January Term office, Lecture Series, and president's office. This lecture
is free and open to the public.
Birthday Celebration Jan.
30... On Jan. 30, the campus
community is invited to celebrate Chester Johnson's (longtime synod archivist,
emeritus professor of geology and raconteur) 90th birthday. The celebration
will start with chapel at 10 a.m. with President Dennis Johnson as homilist,
followed by cake and punch at 10:30 a.m. in the library. Sponsored by the
Office of Special Events.
Employee Enhancement Days
scheduled for Feb. 4 and 6. The campus community is invited to "Enhancing
Your Health," which will concentrate on diet, exercise, and stress reduction.
All sessions will be held in Alumni Hall, except "Lunch and Learn," which
will be held in Banquet Room B in the Campus Center. The 2-day schedule
is as follows:
To sign up for the "Lunch
and Learn" sessions, contact Jane Confer (x6165 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The cost is $6.50 per person for each lunch.
-8-8:50 a.m. -- "Heart
of a Healthy Life" by Cheryl Zorn;
-9-9:50 a.m. -- "Fitting
in Fitness" by Chip Gay;
-10-10:50 a.m. --
"What do I do Now?" by June Kloubec (health and exercise science);
-11-11:50 a.m. --
"Healthy Eating: Your Way" by George Elliott; and
-Noon -- "Healthy
and Delicious Recipe Modifications," a "Lunch and Learn" session.
-8-9:30 a.m. -- "Embracing
the Full Catastrophe: Mindfulness and Stress Management in Every Day Life"
by Stephen Bennett (counseling center) and William Shores;"
-9:30-9:45 a.m. --
-9:45-10:45 a.m. --
"Managing Stress for the Health of It" by Amy Haberman;
-10:55 a.m.-noon --
"Skeletal Health and Injury Avoidance" by Kevin Hardesty; and
-12:15 p.m. -- "So
Where do I go From Here?," a "Lunch and Learn" session.
Continuing Ed Events in
The public is
invited to the following "continuing education" events during February:
These events are open
to the public; pre-registration is required. Register at the office of
St. Peter Community and Family Education, Suite 207, 600 S. Fifth St.,
St. Peter. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information,
call 934-3048. These events are Gustavus continuing education programs
done in cooperation with the St. Peter Community and Family Education program.
The Flood Plain Four Jazz
Band will perform at "A Valentine's Day Celebration" at 6 p.m. Feb. 11
in the Campus Center banquet room. Enjoy a candlelight meal while listening
to blues and Dixieland music. The cost is $13 per person.
Doug Nimmo (music) will
present "American Winds Across the Sea: The Gustavus Band in Scandinavia"
at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Interpretive Center. Nimmo will focus on the many
preparations and arrangements required to produce a musical tour to Scandinavia.
He will also discuss the lifelong benefits of a music tour for students
and the College. The cost is $4 per person, which includes coffee and dessert.
"Souper Bowl" Fundraiser
The public is
invited to the annual "Souper Bowl" fundraiser from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan.
25 at The Arts Center of Saint Peter, 315 S. Minn. Ave., St. Peter. There
will be a silent auction featuring art work donated by members of the Arts
Center. Items will be available for viewing and bidding from 11 a.m.-1
p.m., when the silent auction ends. A handmade bowl may be purchased for
$8, and it will be filled with a free serving of soup. Beverage and bread
will be provided. For more information, call 931-3630.
Book Study Starts Feb.
Author Mary Pipher's
"The Middle of Everywhere" will be the subject of an upcoming book study,
sponsored with financial support by a CHESP grant, a community partnership
to explore changing and diverse lives. A copy of the book is available
for viewing at the Community and Family Education office. Participants
must attend all 4 book club meetings, which are scheduled for 6:30-7:30
p.m. Feb. 4 and 18 and March 4 and 18 at a location to be announced. The
book will be available for participants at the first class at no cost.
Attendance certificates will be available at the final session. Call the
office of St. Peter Community and Family Education with any questions or
to make reservations. The reservation deadline is Jan. 28.
geography, recently served as the brownfields policy expert-in-residence
to the city of Brantford, ON. In addition to consulting with local officials,
planners, and conservation officials, Bjelland gave speeches to the Kiwanis
Club, Rotary Club, and a city hall wine and cheese reception, and delivered
a public lecture on "Brownfields and Watershed Health" at Wilfrid Laurier
religion, presented a 1-day seminar on Jan. 19, titled "A Lutheran Understanding
of how God Relates to the World: The Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed,
and Their Importance to Luther." The audience consisted primarily of board
members on campus for the Board of Trustees meeting. Trustee Florence Sponberg
originally initiated the request which was then coordinated by the Office
of Church Relations.
chaplains, served as the worship leader for the national gathering of the
Council for Ecumenical Student Christian Ministry in Albuquerque, NM.
nursing emerita, and Barbara Zust,
nursing, had an article, titled "Identifying Underserved Ethnic Populations
Within a Community: The First Step in Eliminating Health Care Disparities
Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities," published in the January 2003 issue
Journal of Transcultural Nursing. The article identifies
the health needs of Mexican American seasonal farm workers and their families
in a rural Minnesota county.
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).
Fulbright Distinguished Chairs
Program. The Council for
International Exchange of Scholars' Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program
(separate from the Fulbright Scholar Program) offers awards for distinguished
faculty to lecture or do research in 11 European countries, Russia, and
Canada. Awards are available from 2 months to an academic year or longer.
Grant stipends and benefits vary by country or regional program and type
of award. The deadline for required letter of interest, sample syllabus,
and curriculum vitae is May 1. 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. 24, KRBI (1310
A.M., St. Peter) news director Bruce Davis will interview Max Hailperin
and computer science) between 10-11 a.m. on "Cafe 1310" about public policy
issues in the digital rights management area.
On Jan. 21, The Free
Press of Mankato published an article on the MLK Jr. keynote address
by Macalester professor Mahmoud El-Kati, as well as a black and white photograph
of El-Kati. The article, titled "MLK speaker: America's contradictions
unresolved," was located on the front page of the Local Section.
On Jan. 20, The Free
Press of Mankato published an article on a Gustavus January Term class,
titled "Global Diversity in Minnesota," as well as a black and white photograph
of student Kim Lutz and a Sudanese immigrant interacting one-on-one
in the ESL class that 20 Gustavus students are participating in as part
of a January Term service-learning class. The story was located on the
front page of the Local Section, was titled "Breaking down the barriers,"
and included quotes by Bob Douglas (geography) and student Dan
At 6 p.m. Jan. 20, KEYC-TV
(Ch. 12, Mankato) aired a story on the Gustavus MLK Jr. commemorative events,
that included quotes from Phil Bryant (English), who was the day's
Chapel homilist, and Cheryl Hastings (diversity center), peace march
On, Jan. 20, Larry
Wohl (economics) was featured on KRBI's "Cafe 1310."
On Jan. 18, the Brantford
Expositor published an article summarizing Mark Bjelland's (geography)
research and findings on contaminated industrial lands.
On Jan. 17 and 19, Mark
Bjelland (geography) was featured in 2 radio programs on environmental
issues aired by CKPC (1380 AM, Brantford, ON).
At 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17,
Dennis Johnson was interviewed on KRBI's "Cafe 1310." The 30-minute
live interview was a "state of the College" interview with the station's
news director Bruce Davis.
On Jan. 16, The Free
Press of Mankato published an article on the Gustavus Choir's trip
to Italy, as well as a black and white photograph of Greg Aune (music).
The story was on page 2C and was titled "Music for the masses."
On Jan. 16, the St.
Peter Herald ran a story on Clair Johnson (emeritus religion
), who has watched 45 years of Gustie men's basketball, and included a
black and white photograph of Johnson. The "Pat's Pitches" feature was
titled "Always a Gustie."
At 7:45 a.m. Jan. 16 on
the "Today" show, as Al Roker reported the weather outside and complained
about the temperature, which was 20 degrees, the camera "panned" the crowd,
which included a sign with a message like "You think this is cold; we're
from Minnesota." Roker said, "Gustavus Adolphus College, huh." It
was evident Roker had earlier visited with the people holding the sign,
since it was not evident that they were wearing Gustavus apparel.
In the January 2003 Twin
Cities Monthly, an article was published on the DNA sequencer awarded
to the College last fall. The article, titled "Fully Equipped at Gustavus,"
included quotes by Pamela Kittelson (biology).
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is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the
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is published weekly during the academic year (except during Thanksgiving,
Christmas, Touring, Spring, and Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items
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For more information, call Stacia Senne at x7510 or Barb Booren at x6213.
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