The Yellow Sheet 2003
Volume 35, Number 24Thursday, March 27,
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News & AnnouncementsNorth Central Association Accreditation News... The campus site visit for the College's renewal of accreditation ended the morning of March 26 with an exit meeting at which the visiting consultant-evaluators reported their recommendations. These recommendations were good news for the College: the team will recommend our accreditation be renewed for 10 years, without stipulation, and that the next comprehensive evaluation take place in 2012-13. The report also identified strengths and concerns. A full account of these will be published soon. Many thanks to all who helped with the self-study and whose participation in the site visit led the consultant-evaluators to such a positive conclusion about the College's programs and efforts.
Gus Moves Friday... At 10:20 a.m. March 28, 1 day short of the 5th anniversary of the March 29, 1998 tornado, President Dennis Johnson will turn old "Gus" so he again faces east, as he did before the tornado. According to Johnson, "Facing east is a sign of looking to the future, but on the day of the tornado Old Gus turned around to look for the storm, the clouds." He was knocked over by a backhoe during the cleanup.
Community Conversation Follow-up... The community is invited to 1 of 3 sessions to hear and respond to summaries of the Community Conversation and evaluation ranking forms filled out by the community members. President Dennis Johnson will make the presentation and will invite further conversation. Times are:
Student Receives Truman Scholarship... Kate Johansen, junior political science major, has been awarded a Truman Scholarship. The Truman is one of the prestige scholarships, and only 85 scholars from across the nation are chosen for this scholarship each year. The award is given for academic excellence, a record of public and community service, a commitment to a career of public service, outstanding leadership potential, and communication skills. It provides $30,000 for the last year of college and for graduate or professional school. Johansen is the 3rd Gustavus student in the past 6 years to win the Truman Scholarship and the 6th in Gustavus history. The 1st winner, in 1983, was Chris Johnson (vocational reflection).
Yellow Sheet Reminder... Due to Spring Break, The Yellow Sheet will not be published April 3. Publication will resume April 10. Also, due to Easter Recess, The Yellow Sheet will not be published April 17. Publication will resume April 24.
Parking Lots Closed... Campus parking lots will be cleaned/swept April 1-3. Lots will be closed as follows:
State Park/Fishing License
Challenge... All employees
and spouses are encouraged to sign up for the 2003 state park/fishing license
challenge. Participants must keep track of the minutes they exercise. If
required minutes are accumulated, a participant receives a state park sticker
or a fishing license. Registration runs from March 31-April 7, and the
challenge will take place April 6-May 3. Information packets can be picked
up at the Lund Center information desk or by contacting Kari Eckheart (firstname.lastname@example.org
from last week): An excellent
point on conference attendance. Consideration should be given to administrators
making presentations or appearing in a program. Also, subject matter is
important. Many new, and good, ideas can come from attending. Most areas
restrict administrators to 1 conference a year.
Question/Suggestion: Review value of conference attendance by faculty. Set a limit on the number of conferences and the dollar amount for everyone.
is important to note that, unlike administrators, faculty are limited to
$500 for conference attendance each year, with an additional $400 if a
faculty member presents a paper or is on the program. As anyone who has
traveled to a conference recently knows, this seldom pays for registration,
travel, food, and lodging. It should also be noted that professional conference
attendance and presentation of research/creative projects is expected of
faculty for tenure and promotion.
Grant Received for Research... Paul Saulnier (physics) has been awarded $50,000 from the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society for a project, titled "Application of Time-Resolved Photon Correlation Spectroscopy to Fundamental Systems." With this 3-year award, each summer Saulnier and 2 undergraduate students will be able to conduct light scattering experiments, the purpose of which is to study the dynamical behavior of small particles suspended in a fluid.
Grant Received for Visiting
Lectureship... Under the
direction and leadership of Roland Thorstensson (Scandinavian studies),
Gustavus has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the American-Scandinavian
Foundation for a visiting lectureship during January Term and Spring Semester
2004. In addition to teaching 2 courses, 1 on Sami culture and 1 in cross-cultural
indigenous studies, the visiting lecturer will also be involved in several
planned outreach activities.
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:
Svenska Kaffe April 10... Gustavus Library Associates invites members and friends to Svenska Kaffe with Stewe Claeson, the 2003 Out of Scandinavia writer-in-residence, from 3:30-5 p.m. April 10 in the Interpretive Center. R.S.V.P. by calling Special Events in the Office of Public Rrelations (x7520) by April 7.
Talk Shop April 11...
Rauch (economics and management) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk
of the 2002-03 academic year. His talk, titled "Developing a Formal Credit
Market for Vietnamese Small Businesses," will be presented at 4:30 p.m.
April 11 in the Interpretive Center. 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
For Sale: Samick
48" black upright piano, approximately 12 years old, in excellent condition.
Price is $2,000. Contact Jeff Rosoff (x7476 or 931-4943).
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