News & Announcements
Community Conversation Update...
A Presidential Search Update...
Presidential Search Committee has narrowed the list of candidates for the
president's position and has made arrangements to have a select group of
candidates interview with the committee off campus on Jan. 31 and Feb.
1. Following the interviews, the list of candidates will be further narrowed.
The next step will then be to invite the identified candidate(s) to campus
in order to give the candidate(s) and the college community an opportunity
to meet one another and develop a more complete understanding of what each
needs and desires. The entire campus community will be notified of those
visits, and a variety of people will be asked to be involved. For more
information on the search, visit http://gustavus.edu/president/search/.
All members of the campus community are reminded to register for the Feb.
14 "The Heart of Gustavus: A Community Conversation" by returning a response
card to the president's office by Jan. 31 or by by e-mailing email@example.com.
The day's schedule may be viewed online
(in the College Calendar). If questions, contact the Office of the President
Most administrative and academic offices will be closed from 10 a.m. until
2:30 p.m. on Feb. 14. A complete list will be available in the Feb. 13
Comparison Data Available:
Data that compares Gustavus with institutions regarded as peers (based
on reputation, size, etc.) has been gathered and will be available beginning
Feb. 3 at the reserve desk in the library. All are invited to review this
Military Call-up... Gustavus
students who are members of the National Guard have been called to duty
recently and others may be called in the future. According to Vice President
for Student Affairs Hank Toutain, "The College has established policies
and procedures for dealing with military activation...and to offer the
College's particular support and assistance during this challenging time."
Toutain urges the campus community "...to extend yourselves to our students
and staff in whatever ways seem appropriate and as circumstances warrant.
Should you become aware of unresolved issues, concerns, or problems associated
with military activation that don't appear to be being adequately addressed,
don't hesitate to get in touch with me directly."
Employee Enhancement Days
scheduled for Feb. 4 and 6. The complete schedule can be viewed online
the College Calendar).
Yellow Sheet Reminder...
to touring week, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Feb. 6.
Publication will resume Feb. 13.
Building Bridges Conference
March 15... Oscar Arias Sanchez,
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, will be the featured guest of the 2003 Building
Bridges Conference, titled "Conflict Resolution: International, National,
and Local." The conference will be held March 15 on campus. For more information,
contact the Office of Diversity (firstname.lastname@example.org
"Come, Laugh with Us"
The Improv Incorporated
January Term class will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Black Box theatre
in Schaefer Fine Arts Center 128. The performance will include improv comedy
games and original sketches based on business scenarios. The class is taught
by Amy Seham (theatre and dance) and David Olson (economics and management).
This performance is free and open to the public.
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:
Farewell Reception Tuesday...
The campus community is invited to a farewell reception for Deb DeMaris
(special events) from 3-4 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Office of Public Relations
in the Carlson Administration Building. DeMaris has taken a position with
CH Robinson in Eden Prairie; her last day at Gustavus is Feb. 5.
Jan. 31 -- Barbara Anthony,
Psalm 12:1-8; and
Feb. 2-9 -- No Chapel
-- Touring and Activity Period.
Gustavus Student-Athlete Advisory Board will host a Minnesota Target regional
workshop from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in Alumni Hall. Minnesota Target
is a Minnesota State High School League service program that fosters healthy,
chemical-free lifestyles for high school youth. Over 200 high school students
from throughout southern Minnesota are expected to attend. Jay Schoenebeck
(health and exercise science and football), Jon Carlson (tennis and swimming),
and Kari Eckheart (volleyball) will speak about leadership, expectations
of team members, integrity, and issues of chemical abuse from 9-10 a.m.
From 11 a.m.-noon, Gustavus student-athletes will lead panel discussions
about college life, sportsmanship, leadership, and chemical issues. Former
University of Minnesota basketball player Walter Bond will give the keynote
speech, titled "Winners, Losers, and Champions," at 12:15 p.m. For more
information, contact Mike Stehlik (x7619).
Band Concert Feb. 9...
its winter tour through the Rockies and the Midwest, the Gustavus Band,
under the direction of Doug Nimmo, will present its home concert at 4 p.m.
Feb. 9 in Christ Chapel. The band will present works including "Amazing
Grace" (for flute choir), along with a Nimmo arrangement of J.S. Bach's
"Prelude and Fugue in G Major," contemporary works by Michael Kamen and
Gregory Youtz, and the sounds of the southwest with Roger Nixon's "Fiesta
del Pacifico" and Philip Sparke's impressionist interpretation of the Grand
Canyon's "Sunrise at Angel's Gate." The concert is free and open to the
IT Classes in February...
following classes are being offered by the Department of Information Technology
in February. For more information or to register, go to http://gustavus.edu/news/calendar/training/index.cfm.
Garrison Keillor Here April
12... Garrison Keillor's
"A Prairie Home Companion" will broadcast live from campus at 4:45 p.m.
April 12 in Lund Center Arena. Tickets will be available Feb. 4-7 through
The Fitzgerald Theatre box office at (651) 290-1221 (and press 6). Box
office hours are noon- 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.
There will be an MPR member lottery for tickets Feb. 10-14, which will
be announced on MPR stations. Anyone who is an MPR member should listen
during this time for more information. After March 1, tickets will be available
at Ticketmaster at (612) 673-0404. More details will be provided in future
issues of this newsletter.
"Taming the Email Monster"
-- 1:30-3 p.m. Feb. 18 in Olin Hall 031;
"Scanning for the Web"
-- 9:30-10:30 a.m. Feb. 19 in the Olin Hall Multimedia Center;
-- 2:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in Olin Hall 031;
"Advanced Word" -- 1:30-3
p.m. Feb. 25 in Olin Hall 031;
"Creating Personal Webpages"
-- 2:30-4 p.m. Feb. 26 in Olin Hall 031; and
"Easy Grade Pro" -- 10:30
a.m.-noon Feb. 27 in Olin Hall 031.
Preschool Open House Feb.
5... Little Saints Preschool
will host an open house from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at John Ireland School.
The preschool is located at, but not affiliated with, John Ireland School.
For more information on the open house or Little Saints, call 931-4314.
Students Selected for Conference...
tennis Mike Gilmer and sophomore
soccer Kelly Keith have been selected to the attend the NCAA
Division III Student-Athlete Regional Leadership Conference Jan. 31-Feb.
2 at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency. Mike
Stehlik, soccer and Gustavus
Student-Athlete Advisory Board advisor, will also attend the conference.
The participants will develop leadership skills, build rapport with their
peers, and address specific Division III issues. Gilmer and Keith will
then be able to implement a team directed action plan on campus as a result
of this conference.
for Draft... Senior football
player Ryan Hoag has been selected to participate in the National
Football League (NFL) combine to be held Feb. 20-24 in the RCA Dome in
Indianapolis. Hoag is the only Division III player (out of 275) to be invited
to the combine. The NFL scouting office puts on the annual combine for
the league's teams to test players on and off the field in preparation
for the annual NFL draft which will take place April 26-27 in New York.
library, has had an article, titled "What do They Know? Assessing the Library's
Contribution to Student Learning," published in the journal Library
music, performed with the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers under the direction
of Philip Brunelle on Garrison Keillor's Jan. 25 edition of "A Prairie
Home Companion." Also, Jorgensen can be heard on CD as the baritone soloist
in Charles Ives' "The Celestial Country," featuring the St. Olaf Choir.
psychology, and Mark Lammers,
music, have been asked to write book reviews for Psychology of Music,
a biannual publication of the Society for Education, Music, and Psychology
Research, an international organization headquartered in England. Their
first review of the book The Science and Psychology of Music Performance
will be published in the next issue of Psychology of Music.
church relations, was one of this year's Faithfulness in Ministry honorees.
He was honored for his contribution to urban/suburban ministry and received
a Faithfulness in Ministry cross on Jan. 8 during Luther Seminary's annual
mid-winter convocation in St. Paul.
The following people have
recently joined the Gustavus community:
Lynne Johnson, institutional
New Support Staff
Clare Rivers, dining
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).
Lindbergh Foundation Grants
Available... Each year the
Lindbergh Foundation awards grants in amounts of up to $10,580 each to
individuals whose initiative seeks to actively further a balance between
the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment.
Historically, this program has been a provider of seed money, and credibility,
for a variety of innovative research and educational projects. Grants are
made in the following categories: agriculture, aviation/aerospace, conservation
of natural resources, education, exploration, health, and waste minimization
and management. The deadline is June 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).
In the February 2000 issue
of Mpls.St.Paul magazine, Gustavus was mentioned in an article
on Minnesota's influence from modern-day Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway,
and Sweden. The article, titled "Nordic Exposure," also included mention
of the annual Nobel Conference and Kelvin Miller ('73) of Minneapolis.
At 6 p.m. Jan. 23, KEYC-TV
(Ch. 12, Mankato) aired a story on the Gustavus "Changing the World" January
Term class, that included quotes by Chris Johnson (vocational reflection)
and sophomore students Mary DuVall and Ellen Muggli.
The 2-minute story showed students participating in classroom skits and
On Jan. 23, the St.
Peter Herald published a color photograph and short story on Mahmoud
El-Kati, the featured speaker for the College's commemoration of Martin
Luther King Jr.
Also on Jan. 23, the St.
Peter Herald ran a story and 2 color photographs of Roland Thorstensson
studies) and his daughter Liv. The front page story, titled "Father and
daughter complete Charlotte Marathon," talked of the Thorstenssons' dream
of completing a marathon together.
The Jan. 9-16 issue of
included an article on the College's Festival of St. Lucia and included
a black and white photograph of St. Lucia Hannah Julien, Brian
Johnson (chaplains), and the Lucia court. The article, titled "Gustavus
Adolphus College keeps tradition going," appeared on page 7.
Market Place hours
during touring week are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1; 9 a.m.-7
p.m. Feb. 2; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 3-8; and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Feb. 9.
For Sale: Flexsteel
Mission oak sofa with three sage green and brown wide-striped pillows.
In great condition. Call Gretchen Koehler (931-5441 or email@example.com).
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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