The Yellow Sheet 2003
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News & AnnouncementsPresidential Update... On March 4 the Board of Trustees met with the Presidential Search Committee and, after several hours of thoughtful discussion, identified a top candidate for the presidency. A verbal offer was extended to one of the candidates and it was accepted. The name shall, and must, remain confidential until a public announcement is made after a letter of intent is signed. The intention is to announce the new president to the campus community in Chapel and also host an on-campus press conference. The Office of Public Relations will alert the campus community via Community-L when this will occur. It is tentatively set for 10 a.m. March 13 in Christ Chapel.
North Central Association Accreditation Visit... A team of visiting consultants from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools will be on campus March 24-26 as part of a normal comprehensive evaluation. The most recent of these evaluations took place in the spring of 1993. The college has prepared a self-study as part of the preparation for the visit. An electronic version can be found at http://gustavus.edu/president/nca/report.pdf, and a printed copy will be on reserve in the library. All faculty and staff are asked to take time to review the self-study that describes and evaluates how well the college fulfills the criteria for accreditation. (Before printing it, however, note that it is about 150 pages in length.) The consultant evaluators will want to meet with groups and individuals. Make every effort to attend and to be well-informed at those meetings. If questions, contact Eric Eliason (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nominations for Conversation
Review... Work is progressing
on tabulating information gathered at the community conversation. Once
all the information is entered, the information will be sorted to show
like responses and patterns in thinking by participants. A committee is
being formed to review this information. President Dennis Johnson has requested
that the Staff Personnel Committee (SPC) submit names of support staff
interested in serving on this committee. From these submissions, Johnson
will select 2 names. Contact an SPC committee member or a division representative,
namely, Mike Kolek (email@example.com)
or Sandi Francis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Faculty Senate was asked to nominate faculty members; the Student Senate
was asked to nominate students; and administration members are asked to
nominate administrators by contacting Jolene Christensen (x7538 or
email@example.com) as soon as possible. The committee will be made up
of 3 faculty, 2 support staff, 2 administrators, and 2 students.
Prairie Home Companion Ticket Update... Ticket sales for the Prairie Home Companion live broadcast on campus will begin at noon March 11 through Ticketmaster (612/673-0404) or The Fitzgerald Theater box office (651/290-1221). Fitzgerald's hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. The show will take place at 4:45 p.m. April 12 in Lund Center Arena. Student tickets are on sale now at the Information Desk.
Staff Handbook Distribution...
updated staff handbook is currently being distributed to all administrative
and support staff employees and their faculty supervisors. Upon receiving
the handbook, sign and date the tearout sheet inside the front cover and
return it to the Department of Human Resources to acknowledge receipt of
the handbook. Anyone who does not receive a handbook by March 14 or has
questions should call human resources (x7304).
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:
Talk Shop Friday... Terry Morrow (communication studies) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the academic year at 4:30 p.m. March 7 in the Interpretive Center. His talk is titled "How a Bigamist Prince and Amorous Princess Ruined the Legal Profession." Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed on the Gustavus website under the On-Campus Community/Faculty/Shop Talks link.
Guest Piano Recital Friday... Turkish pianist Zeynep Ucbasaran is the guest recitalist at 7:30 p.m. March 7 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Ucbasaran will present 3 preludes from Adnan Saygun's Opus 45, the "Wanderer" Fantasy by Franz Schubert and Franz Liszt's Fantasy and Fugue on the Theme "Bach," and Vallee d'Obermann. A reception will follow in the recital hall lobby. This event is sponsored by the music department and is free and open to the public.
Teacher/s Talk(ing) Monday... Faculty members are invited to "Teacher/s Talk(ing): Tax Tips for College Professors" at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. March 10 in the Faculty and Staff Center. Laurie Dietrich (institutional advancement) will facilitate the session. Sharemethods for keeping records, taking professional deductions, and other hints regarding income tax filing. Free lunch certificates will be provided to attendees.
Business Issues Discussion Monday... Anyone interested in discussing ethical and regulatory issues in business in this post-Enron era is invited to visit with Dan Currell ('94) from 2:30-4 p.m. March 10 in Linner Lounge. Currell is employed by a management research firm focusing on global corporations in Washington D.C.
GHP Lunch and Learn Tuesday... "Back Basics" will be presented by physical therapist Denise Jerome at Gustavus Health Promotion's "Lunch and Learn" from noon-1 p.m. March 11 in a Campus Center banquet room. Cost is $3.50 for the meal. Reservations are required; call Kari Eckheart (x6416).
MLK Memorial Lecture Tuesday... Miroslav Volf, professor of systematic theology at Yale Divinity School, will present the annual Martin Luther King Jr. memorial lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 11 in Wallenberg Auditorium. His speech, titled "Living With the Other," will focus on reconciliation and the idea of "others" in our lives. This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Gustavus Peace Studies program.
Physics Seminar Tuesday... James Lawler of the University of Wisconsin will present a physics seminar, titled "Research Opportunities for Physics Graduate Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison," at 7:30 p.m. March 11 in Olin Hall 220. This event is free and open to the public.
Cancer Support Group Meeting Wednesday... The campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon March 12 in the Leadholm Room. Bring a lunch and join the conversation. This group is open to anyone on campus.
Safe Zone Training March 12-13... Safe Zone is a program designed to help create a more supportive and aware environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied (GLBTQA) individuals at Gustavus, as well as for those in the process of defining their sexuality. The Safe Zone training will be held March 12-13 and is free. The schedule is as follows:
Phi Beta Kappa Lecture March 13... Visiting scholar William Reinhardt will give a lecture, titled "Physical and Mathematical Images in Literature and Vice-Versa: Jorge Luis Borges Meets Stephen Hawking" at 7:30 p.m. March 13 in Olin Hall 103. Reinhardt is professor of chemistry and adjunct professor of physics at the University of Washington. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Unsinkable Women to be Performed March 15... Unsinkable Women -- Stories and Songs from the "Titanic," written and performed by Deborah Jean Templin ('73) and called "the most affecting and truthful version of the Titanic story to date," will be presented at 8 p.m. March 15 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Based on the true story of the most "unsinkable" ocean liner ever launched, Unsinkable Women tells the stories of 8 women who survived and the remarkable lives they lived after that night in 1912. Based on diaries, letters, and interviews, the play showcases the lives before, during, and after the Titanic sank. Templin wrote the play during the national tour of the Broadway musical Titanic. Tickets may be purchased at the Ticket Center (x7590) or at the door beginning at 7 p.m. that evening. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and students.
Benefit Concert March 15... A benefit concert will be held at 8 p.m. March 15 in Lund Center Arena. The Big Wu, a jam band popular in Minnesota, and Shannon McNally, a nationally known pop singer, will perform. Proceeds will benefit the CADA House and the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Center and Neighborhood House for Community Building. The CADA House is a shelter for battered women in the Mankato area and the Wellstone Center is a meeting and gathering place in St. Paul for people of all cultural and economic backgrounds. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for all students. Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Center (x7590). Doors will open at 7 p.m. The concert is the culminating event of the 2003 Building Bridges Conference. For more information on the conference, click on the Building Bridges 2003 button on the Gustavus homepage.
Daffodil Sale March 17-21...
Cancer Awareness Resistance Education (CARE) organization will sponsor
the American Cancer Society's "Daffodil Days" March 17-21. Bundles of 10
daffodils are $7. An anonymous donation of daffodils in a vase can be made
to a cancer patient for $15. To pre-order, contact Ann Volk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a retreat March 7 for Our Savior's Lutheran Church of New Ulm.
Gustavus Youth Outreach
for March 7-8 includes First Lutheran Church in Pine River. This program,
coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, consists of student team
members who develop relational youth ministry programs in congregations,
including leading lock-ins, family night programs, and church services.
For Rent: 1
1/2-bedroom apartment available in walk-out basement of house at 629 N.
5th, St. Peter. Large front room, newly remodeled bathroom, and large backyard.
Available May 1. Rent includes utilities. Contact Jud Keim (x7606
Events for Mar 7 - Mar 16, 2003
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