The Yellow Sheet for Sept. 25, 2003
Volume 36, Number 2
Volume 36, Number 4
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News & AnnouncementsNobel Ushers Needed... Anyone interested in joining the "Hospitality Team" for this year's Nobel Conference by serving as an usher should contact Dana Lamb in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations (x7520 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nobel Tickets for Employees... All faculty, staff. and administrators are reminded that they may pick up their complimentary ticket, and purchase additional tickets, for the Nobel Conference in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations in the Carlson Administration Building. "The Story of Life," an examination of the origin and evolution of life, will be the topic of the 39th Nobel Conference, Oct. 7-8. A panel of 8 distinguished scientists will trace the development of life from the simplest single cell organisms to the age of dinosaurs and to the emergence of human life. For more information, visit this year's Nobel Conference website.
Grant for Intercultural Awareness... Under the direction and initiative of Sandee Georgacarakos (library), Gustavus was awarded $2,844 from NAFSA: Association of International Educators for a project, titled "Remember, Reflect and Renew: U.S.-Muslim Intercultural Awareness." This academic year project will assist the Gustavus community in better communicating across religious and cultural differences.
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:
Life After Death Lecture Tonight... Avrum Stroll, research professor of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, will present his paper, titled "Is Life After Death Possible?," at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in Nobel Hall's Wallenberg Auditorium. The talk is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and is free and open to the public.
Talk Shop Friday... Stewart Flory (classics) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2003-04 academic year. His talk, titled "Thucydides, the 'Pear Stories' Project and the Nature of Human Consciousness," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 26 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 Information for Faculty link/Faculty Resources or by going directly to http://gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks/.
Esbjornson Dedication Saturday... The campus community is invited to the rededication of the Esbj Grove at 9 a.m. Sept. 27 in the arboretum. The grove of ironwood trees was established 10 years ago. This event celebrates the changes to the grove under the leadership of Jim Gilbert (campus naturalist and director of Linnaeus Arboretum) and is sponsored by Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum.
Bishop to be Installed Saturday... The campus community is invited to the installation of the Rev. Jon Anderson as the new bishop of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod at 4 p.m. Sept. 27 in Christ Chapel. The Rev. Mark Hanson, presiding bishop of the ELCA, will preach.
Hall of Fame Induction Saturday... Nine new members of the Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame will be inducted at a reception and banquet beginning at 5 p.m. Sept. 27 in Alumni Hall. Inductees include Val Flom Ashland '87 (volleyball), Wendy Ericksen Bachman '87 (soccer), Karen Ahlstrom Bishop '86 (gymnastics), Jay Coatta '87 (basketball and golf), Marv Gunderson '53 (football), Jim Hearn '81 (tennis), Dave Najarian '82 (football), Betty Wannarka Ringeisen '84 (basketball and track and field), and Larry Shelhamer '76 (soccer). Reservations are required. For more information, call the alumni office (x7511).
Author Tea Tuesday... Everyone is invited to the Book Mark's annual Author Tea at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Courtyard Cafe. Six faculty members who had books published during the 2002-03 school year will be honored. They are Elizabeth Baer (English), Barbara Fister (library), Nancy Hanway (modern foreign languages and literatures/Spanish), Lisa Heldke (philosophy), Byron Nordstrom (history), and Peg O'Connor (women's studies).
Off-campus Events of InterestArts, Crafts, and Antiques Sale Friday and Saturday... The 4th annual Unique Indoor Sale, featuring arts and crafts by Dorothea Carlson, Dee Engebretson, and Gretchen Koehler, will take place from noon-6 p.m. Sept. 26 and 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 27 at 1960 E. Welco Dr. in St. Peter. The sale will include wood crafts, artwork, pottery, cards, and many other special handmade items.
"Unity in Community -- St. Peter Reads" Continues... The upcoming schedule for the community book discussion is:
Extraordinary PeopleMark Lammers, music, presented a paper at the World Association of Symphonic Band Ensembles Conference (WASBE) July 1 in Jonkoping, Sweden. While at the conference, Lammers was asked and gave consent to have his catalogue, titled Nordic Instrumental Music for Colleges and Universities, placed on the WASBE website.
Gustavus TidbitsHere is the Steeple... The Christ Chapel steeple, when mounted on the chapel, is 175 feet above the ground (with a 6-foot cross mounted on top). Each side of the steeple itself is 112 feet high; the individual panels were poured on the ground, then raised into place. Original specs called for a higher spire, but it was revised downward by several feet to avoid having to place atop the cross a red warning light for airplanes.
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Funding OppsThe Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
In the MediaHere 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 Stacia Senne (x7510 or email@example.com).
Dog Needs Home... Friendly, 5-year-old yellow labrador retriever needs a caring home. Obedience trained. Contact Don Palmgren (931-1678).
For Rent: Three-bedroom furnished home with fireplace, close to campus at 1309 S. Washington Ave. Contact Don Palmgren (931-1678).
For Sale: 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser. 48,000 miles, loaded, mint condition. $10,900. Call Lois Peterson (934-6955).
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The Yellow Sheet is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the news and information staff in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations. It is published weekly during the academic year (except during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Touring, Spring/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 Marketing and Public Relations. Items must reach the 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, contact Barb Booren (firstname.lastname@example.org or x6213).
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