News & Announcements
North 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.
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:
All sessions will be held
in Banquet Room B.
10:30 a.m.-noon April
3:30-5 p.m. April 8
7-8:30 p.m. April 8
Student Receives Truman
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...
to Spring Break, The Yellow Sheet will not be published April 3.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Sheet will not be published April 17.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
Parking Lots Closed...
parking lots will be cleaned/swept April 1-3. Lots will be closed as follows:
Closed lots will be blocked
off and cleaning will begin at 6 a.m. each day. Students who have to leave
a vehicle on campus during Spring Break must move the vehicle to Lot N
or P (gravel sections) for the duration of the break. Questions can be
directed to Safety and Security (x8888).
April 1: Lot A (green/red/yellow),
E and G.
April 2: Lot A (visitor),
B, C, M, L, O, and P.
April 3: Lot J, I, H,
F, K, D, Q, and R.
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 (email@example.com
value of conference attendance by employees. Set a limit on the number
of conferences and the dollar amount for everyone.
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.
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...
(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:
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:
March 28 -- Student Senate
March 30-April 6 -- No
During the weeklong residency,
Claeson will also visit various classes. Active in areas of cultural life
in Sweden and other countries, he will share his insight on his own literature
and that of other Nordic writers, the art of translating, his interest
in American poetry, the Nordic folk high school movement, and Christian
iconography. Claeson's most recent work of fiction, Ronndruvan gloder,
a story about the stormy life of Esaias Tegner, the Swedish romantic poet
and bishop of Vaxjo, has reaped many awards, including an award from the
Swedish Academy and a nomination for the Nordic Prize in Literature. Claeson
has been rector of several folk schools in Sweden and is currently rector
of Nordiska Folkhogskolan where he has also taught creative writing.
"Afternoon with the Author"
from 3:30-5 p.m. April 10 in the Interpretive Center (see next item); and
A public lecture at 7
p.m. April 14 in Banquet Room A.
Svenska Kaffe April 10...
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
"Carnival of Fools"
will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 29, the 5th anniversary of the tornado,
at the St. Peter Community Center. This community-based April Fool's Day
festival will celebrate inventiveness, creativity, and the fusion of ideas.
Artists, performers, community organizations, dreamers, and thinkers of
all ages are invited to participate or attend. Admission is free. For more
information or to volunteer, call Susan Hirshberg (507/665-6948 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
or go to http://gustavus.edu/~susanh/carnival/.
To inform the campus community
of the loss of a current student or employee or trustee, an emeritus professor
or trustee, or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact
the president's office (x7538).
mother of Becky Miller (academic dean's office) and grandmother
of Mike Miller (senior student), died March 22. Services were March
26 in North Mankato with burial in Mankato.
Richard Allen Jenner,
father of Elizabeth Jenner (sociology and anthropology), died March
10 in Walnut Creek, CA. He was a professor at San Francisco State University
and the Director of the Center for Global Competitiveness, as well as the
co-director of the Ohrenschall Center for Entrepreneurship, both at the
San Francisco State University College of Business. Jenner was a native
of Chicago but often visited Minnesota with his parents as his mother was
a native of Minneapolis.
The Office of Corporate
and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
The current edition of
Information (aka The Blue Sheet) is available at http://gustavus.edu/cfrelations/fundingsources/grantinfo.cfm.
SIR Grants Available...The
Worldwide Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program brings visiting
scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and
universities for 1 semester or an academic year. The program is especially
appropriate for small liberal arts colleges. In addition to teaching courses,
scholars may give campus-wide and community lectures and contribute to
curriculum development. Although preference is given to proposals
in the humanities or social sciences, other fields focusing on international
issues will be considered. Gustavus has had success with this program in
recent years, hosting Beneduct Der from Ghana in 1999-2000 and Desmond
D'Abreo from India in 1995-1996. The deadline is Nov. 1. Anyone interested
in this program should contact Bob Weisenfeld (x7049 or email@example.com).
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).
The April 2003 issue of
Lutheran features an opinion piece written by Gustavus students Mary
Duvall and Ellen Muggli, who were in a January Term class, titled
"Changing the World," taught by Chris Johnson (vocational reflection).
A photograph of each student accompanied the piece.
The April 2003 issue of
Lutheran included a news brief on the College's new president Jim
Peterson. The page 3 article, titled "Peterson will head Gustavus Adolphus,"
included a photograph of Peterson.
Spring Break Hours are
Hillstrom Museum... The
Hillstrom Museum of Art will remain open due to the popularity of the current
exhibitions, titled "A Community of Artists: The Collection of the Provincetown
Art Association and Museum" and "Landscapes and Cityscapes" on loan and
from the permanent collection. During break, weekend hours will be 1-5
p.m. and weekday hours will be 1-4 p.m.
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.
7 a.m.-7 p.m. March 28; 1-7 p.m. March 29; 1-5 p.m. March 30; 10 a.m.-8
p.m. March 31-April 4; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. April 5; 1-10:30 p.m. April 6. The
pool and weight room will close at 1 p.m. March 28 and reopen April 7.
Academic and Administrative
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 and 6. If the
closing schedule conflicts with programming needs, contact Swanberg to
make the necessary changes.
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).
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
||Save the Date! All-Campus Strategic Action Conferencehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/save-the-date-all-campus-strategic-action-conference/45593
||Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview/45676President's Dining Room
||Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview-2/45677President's Dining Room
||Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview-3/45678President's Dining Room
||Summer Gatherings - Grand Rapidshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-grand-rapids/45013Grand Rapids, MN
||Summer Gatherings - Nicollethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-nicollet/45183Nicollet, MN
9:30 am to 6 pm
||Gustavus Football Golf Outinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-football-golf-outing/45607Le Sueur Country Club, Le Sueur, MN
||Summer Gatherings - Los Angeleshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-los-angeles/45018Los Angeles, CA
||Gustavus Library Associates' Fall Membership Eventhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-library-associates-fall-membership-event-2/45680
||Summer Gathering - Omahahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gathering-omaha/45609Brother Sebastian's 1350 S 119th Street, Omaha, NE 68144
||Summer Snapshot - Admission Visit Event for Prospective Students and Familieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-snapshot-admission-visit-event-for-prospective-students-and-families-2/45596Alumni Hall, Student Union and Campus Center
||GYA at Canterbury Parkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gya-at-canterbury-park/45625Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, MN 55379
||Summer Gatherings - Seattlehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-seattle/45008Seattle, WA
||Summer Gatherings - New Yorkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-new-york/45620
||Gustavus Library Associates' Fall Membership Eventhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-library-associates-fall-membership-event-2/45681
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
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may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send
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For more information, call Stacia Senne at x7510 or Barb Booren at x6213.
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