The Yellow Sheet 2003
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News & AnnouncementsAll-employee Meeting Rescheduled... Due to a change in President Johnson's schedule, the all-employee meeting scheduled for March 20 has been changed to 4 p.m. March 26 in Alumni Hall.
Basketball Team in Final Four... The Gustavus men's basketball team will play Hampden-Sydney College of Hampden-Sydney, VA, in the national semifinals of the NCAA Division III Final Four at 7 p.m. (CST) March 21 in Salem, VA. This is the Gusties first Final Four appearance. If Gustavus wins, they will play the winner of the Williams College (MA)/College of Wooster (OH) game for the national championship at 3:30 p.m. (CST) March 22. If the Gusties lose, they will play for 3rd place at 2:30 p.m. (CST) March 22. The games will be broadcast as follows:
Whatever your role in the community -- staff, student, faculty, administrator -- you have ideas and information about how your work and activities fit and contribute to the College's mission and goals. This accreditation visit will be a good chance for you to explain your understanding of the big picture and for the consultant-evaluators to evaluate the coherence of the many different activities and initiatives that take place on campus. An open session for the campus community will be held 9-9:45 a.m. March 25 in Alumni Hall. For more information, contact self-study coordinator Eric Eliason (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Yellow Sheet Reminder... Due to Spring Break, The Yellow Sheet will not be published April 3. Publication will resume April 10.
Spring Break Voice Mail Greeting... All are reminded to change voice mail greetings to accommodate Spring Break schedules. To record an extended absence greeting do the following:
Cell Phone Availability... The Office of Telecommunications has cellular phones available for employee check-out while traveling for College business. The phones are small hand-held units that can be used in a vehicle or carried in a purse or coat pocket. Additional features include voice mail and a handsfree accessory. There is no charge for the use of the phones. Users pay only if a call is placed, at a cost of approximately 13 cents per minute. There is no roaming fee in the entire multi-state home area; but outside of the home area the roaming fee is a flat rate of 50 cents per minute. Normal long-distance charges will be applied only when placing a call from outside the home area. If questions, contact Laura in telecommunications (x6261 or email@example.com).
Dance Concert Tickets
on Sale Now... Tickets are
now on sale at the ticket center for a dance concert to be presented at
8 p.m. March 21 and 22 and at 2 p.m. March 23 in Anderson Theatre.
planning staff more than doubled the number of endowed scholarships created
this year compared with last year. Anniversary Class giving is focusing
on creating an endowed class scholarship in the name of the class, with
the Class of 1962 leading that initiative. The emphasis of the Building
a Greater Gustavus campaign on encouraging donors to include Gustavus in
their estate plans and offering scholarships along with other prioritized
and endowable programs as recipients of their legacy is creating a culture
of expectation for significant giving at Gustavus that will result in a
greater foundation for support and giving.
Question/Suggestion: Does the College catalog need to be redone each year? Perhaps place on a 2-year cycle, online, or on CD? The same for the parent handbook?
College catalogs are printed each year. Admission still sees the need for
some paper copies in high school offices. Campus use is primarily online.
Question/Suggestion: Determine before designing, printing, and mailing if a full-color expensive piece is more effective than a simple personal letter in an envelope or if the message cannot be stated in the Quarterly as effectively as an additional promotional magazine.
printing has greatly decreased in cost. Admission tries to do as many things
in-house as possible. Discussion is always held before design and print.
Admission now prints most pieces on 2-color so the pieces can be done on
campus. Another savings is to use lighter paper on brochures. Using 60#
paper rather than 80# can save thousands. Everything going in an envelope
must fit regular College envelopes; no special order envelopes. Planning
in advance on printing means no expensive last minute changes.
Question/Suggestion: Review value of conference attendance by administrators and faculty. Set a limit on the number of conferences and the dollar amount for everyone.
Answer: An excellent
point on conference attendance. Consideration should be given to staff
making presentations or appearing in a program. Also, subject matter is
important. Many new, and good, ideas can come from attending. Most areas
restrict staff to 1 conference a year.
Question/Suggestion: Look at "no-need" students being given a scholarship. Ask the parent if they would consider foregoing the scholarship. Tell the parent the funds would go back into the scholarship account to assist other students with higher or stronger needs. Those students getting need-based financial aid should get more and not have the cutbacks that everyone else has. Those not needing financial assistance should be able to take out loans but not receive all the grant benefits that other students desperately need and rely on.
scholarships, offered by almost all Minnesota colleges and universities,
have become a necessity in recruiting top students. Our policy in financial
aid is to move more of our scholarship dollars each year back to need-based
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:
Student Flute Recital Friday... Leslie Carlson will present her senior flute recital at 7:30 p.m. March 21 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Carlson, along with pianist Coni Liljengren and a number of student musicians, will present works for solo flute, flute and piano, flute duet and chamber ensemble of flute, violin, viola, and 'cello. The recital opens with Mozart's Flute Quartet in D and Katherine Hoover's Kokopeli for Solo Flute. Then, assisted by Sandy Valnes, flute, and Coni Liljengren, piano, Carlson will present The Further Adventures of Two Flutes and will conclude with Sonatine for Flute and Piano. A reception will be held in the recital hall lobby following the performance. This recital is free and open to the public.
Healing and Peace Service Sunday... Prayers for the healing of body, mind, and spirit may be offered and received at this week's Taize Contemplative Worship Service. Prayers for the world, for the reconciliation of all people, and for peace will also be a part of this service. The service is at 9 p.m. March 23 in Christ Chapel and is sponsored by the Chaplains Office.
Silent Auction Fundraiser Monday... The campus community is invited to a fundraiser sponsored by the Tri Sigmas March 24 in Banquet Rooms B and C. Bidding for the silent auction will take place from 6-7:30 p.m., and there will be a live auction from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Some of the auction items include a DVD player, Timberwolves tickets, a microwave, and gift certificates from St. Peter and Mankato area businesses. All auction proceeds will go toward the sorority's national philanthropic effort for the Robbie Page Memorial "Supporting Play Therapy for Hospitalized Children."
Faculty Forum Tuesday... Jim Rauch (economics and management) will present a faculty forum from 5:30-6:50 p.m. March 25 (note the date change) in Banquet Room B. His talk is titled "Contemporary Vietnam." Rauch will share his thoughts, experiences, and pictures from his 3-month trip to Vietnam last spring. While there, he visited Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and many other cities and villages. Rauch's talk will focus on Vietnam's current economic condition and what steps are needed to create a higher standard of living for the average Vietnamese citizen. Other topics include religion, family structure, traditions, food, travel tips, and geography. To accompany the forum, a light supper and dessert will be served. All faculty and staff, as well as retirees, are invited to come with a guest. The Dean of the Faculty will pay a portion of the cost, with a charge of $5 per attendee covering the remainder. Anyone planning to attend should send an attendance confirmation along with a check for $5 per person, made payable to the order of Gustavus, to Jean Heidcamp in the dean of the faculty's office. To facilitate meal planning, R.S.V.P. to Heidcamp by March 20.
Out of Scandinavia Residency April 9-16... Swedish novelist and short story writer Stewe Claeson will be the 2003 Out of Scandinavia writer in residence April 9-16 at Gustavus. The public is invited to the following events, which are free:
Garden Plots Available...
Anyone who would like to have a garden at the St. Peter Community Garden
should contact Kelly Kunkel at the Nicollet County Extension Services (931-6800)
for an application. Garden plots are free and available to all St. Peter
area residents. Plots will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The garden is located at 1801 W. Broadway, across from the Church of St.
Al Behrends, fine arts, was recently selected as interview adjudicator for the Minnesota Academic Decathlon State Tournament on March 4 and 5. The 2-day event ended with St. Peter's Academic Decathlon team placing 3rd in state and Yoshi Ludwig, daughter of Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages and literatures/German, earning several medals in individual competition and the overall bronze medal for the tournament.
Mark Bjelland, geography, presented a paper, titled "Environmental Sustainability Indicators Applied to Rural Cluster and New Urbanist Developments," at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers March 3 in New Orleans. Bjelland also co-organized and served as a panelist in a session on geographic education at liberal arts colleges.
former president, was named president of Illinois College March 15. He
will assume his duties on June 1. Illinois College is located in Jacksonville,
IL, and is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian
Gustavus Youth Outreach
for March 22-23 includes Zion Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids. 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.
Library Hours for Spring Break are 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. March 28; closed March 29-30; 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. March 31-April 4; closed April 5; and 6 p.m.-midnight April 6.
Building Hours for Spring
Break... Safety and Security
will lock all academic buildings at 6 p.m. March 28. All academic buildings,
unless otherwise requested, will remain locked until 6 a.m. April 6. Students
requiring access to campus buildings during this time period will need
to have a "Permission for Admittance Card" that is issued by a faculty
or staff member. Additional cards can be requested from Deb Swanberg (x8809).
Administrative buildings will be open during normal business hours March
31-April 4 and will be closed March 29 and 30 and April 5. If the closing
schedule conflicts with programming needs, contact Swanberg to make the
Information Technology Launches New Website... Information Technology announces the launch of its new website: http://gustavus.edu/computing/infotech/. Some notable features are a news section, new documentation, updated downloads, and improved organization. For those curious about the status of the Internet Connection, a real-time graph showing current load has been incorporated into the page design as well. Feedback regarding this page should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Rent: One-bedroom apartment available this summer. Remodeled in 2002. Located about 5 blocks from campus. Rent includes everything but phone and cable. Off-street parking available. No smokers, no pets. If interested, call Michelle (934-6748).
For Sale: A 3-bedroom, contemporary, walk-out home with 2 bathrooms, great room, jacuzzi, fireplace. Built in 1993 on 3-wooded acres in the country. For sale by owner. Contact Mona Rizk-Finne (507/665-2088 or email@example.com).
For Sale: Sony DSC-P30 digital camera. Never used. Best Buy service plan. USB interface kit. Call JoEllen (x6262).
Samick 48" upright piano, approximately 12 years old, in excellent condition.
Price is $2,250.
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