The Yellow Sheet 2003

January 30, 2003 | Volume 35, Number 17

Thursday, Jan. 30,

Volume 35, Number 18

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News & Announcements

Community Conversation Update...
  • Registration: 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 The day's schedule may be viewed online (in the College Calendar). If questions, contact the Office of the President (x7538).
  • Office/Department Closings: 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 Yellow Sheet.
  • 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 material.
A Presidential Search Update... The 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

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 " 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 are scheduled for Feb. 4 and 6. The complete schedule can be viewed online (in the College Calendar).

Yellow Sheet Reminder... Due 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 ( or x7449).


"Come, Laugh with Us" Tonight... 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:

  • Jan. 31 -- Barbara Anthony, Psalm 12:1-8; and
  • Feb. 2-9 -- No Chapel -- Touring and Activity Period.
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.

Workshop Wednesday... The 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... After 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 public.

IT Classes in February... The following classes are being offered by the Department of Information Technology in February. For more information or to register, go to

  • "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;
  • "Departmental Webpages" -- 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.
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.


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... Junior 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.

Student-Athlete Chosen 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.

Barbara Fister, library, has had an article, titled "What do They Know? Assessing the Library's Contribution to Student Learning," published in the journal Library Issues.

Michael Jorgensen, 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.

Mark Kruger, 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.

Jack Niemi, 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:
    New Administrators
    Lynne Johnson, institutional advancement

    New Support Staff
    Clare Rivers, dining service


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • 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
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • 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 discussions.
  • 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 (Scandinavian 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 Nordstjernan 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.
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


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


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Book Mark will have extended store hours for Christmas in Christ Chapel weekend.
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
Men's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
Winter Gear Drive
Women's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Gustie Day Campus Center
noon to 2:15 p.m. Holiday Buffet during Christmas in Christ Chapel Rooms in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Macalester Peter, Minn.
16 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Women's Hockey at Saint Mary's, Minn.
2:304:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2022: Celestial Wonder, Joy Unfolding Chapel

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

The Yellow Sheet is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the news staff in the Office of Public Relations. It 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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