The Yellow Sheet for Sept. 25, 2003

September 25, 2003 | Volume 36, Number 2

Volume 36, Number 4

News & Announcements
Grant News
Upcoming Events
Off-Campus Events
Extraordinary People
Position Openings
Gustavus Tidbits
Funding Opps
In the Media
Calendar of Events
Submit an Item Online

News & Announcements

Nobel 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

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:

  • Sept. 26 -- Joanne Negstad;
  • Sept. 28 -- 16th Sunday after Pentecost, Chaplain Rachel Larson;
  • Sept. 29 -- Leila Brammer, Revelation 12:7-12;
  • Sept. 30 -- Jenifer Ward, 2 Corinthians 5:1-8;
  • Oct. 1 -- Morning Praise;
  • Oct. 2 -- Eric Carlson;
  • Oct. 3 -- Coming Out Day, Ann Morris; and
  • Oct. 5 -- 17th Sunday after Pentecost.

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

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 Interest

Arts, 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:

  • 7 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Governors' Room at the St. Peter Community Center, a discussion panel.
  • 2-4 p.m. Oct. 2 at Whiskey River in St. Peter, a book discussion.
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the St. Peter Food Coop, a book discussion.
  • 7-7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the River Rock Coffee, music from the Vietnam era by Folky Dokey (Don Myers, Joni Myers, and Bruce Davis), followed by a book discussion.

Extraordinary People

Mark 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.

Position Openings

  • Pre-press Operator, Printing Services
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).

Gustavus Tidbits

Here 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.

To submit items (questions or answers) for consideration in this section, contact Stacia Senne (x7510 or

Funding Opps

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • Creativity Fellowships Offered... The Alden B. Dow Creativity Center offers 4 Creativity Fellowships each summer to individuals in any field or profession who wish to pursue an innovative project or creative idea. The 10-week residency is on the Midland, MI, campus of Northwood University. Awards include travel, room and board, and a $750 stipend. The deadline is Dec. 31. For more information, see the September 2003 issue of Grant Information found at

For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or

In the Media

Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • Numerous media reports and feature stories have appeared honoring Gustavus sculptor-in-resident Paul Granlund, following his recent death. They include:
    • On Sept. 21, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis published a story, titled "The sculptor next door; Paul Granlund 1925-2003," and included 4 color photographs and quotes by Don Myers (art and art history and Hillstrom Museum) and a poem by John Rezmerski (emeritus English) describing a figure in a Granlund sculpture.
    • On Sept. 21, The Free Press of Mankato ran a story, titled "Granlund honored at Gustavus," that included a color photograph of a Granlund sculpture and a black and white photograph of another sculpture. It appeared on the front page of The Valley section.
    • On Sept. 19, The Gustavian Weekly published a front-page story with black and white photograph. The piece was titled "Remembering Paul Granlund."
    • On Sept. 18, the St. Peter Herald published a front-page feature, with 2 color photographs, titled "Eternal Art."
    • On Sept. 18, the St. Paul Pioneer Press ran a feature story, with 4 color photographs. Titled "Artist leaves a legacy," it appeared on the front page of the State section.
    • On Sept. 18, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis published an editorial. The page A18 piece was titled "Paul Granlund: Minnesota's sculptor laureate."
    • On Sept. 17, the Associated Press newswire distributed stories on Granlund, which resulted in much additional publicity, including The Washington Post.
    • On Sept. 17, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis published an article and 6 color photographs. The front-page story, by Mary Abbe, was titled "Paul Granlund 1925-2003, A passion for life, defined by sculpture."
    • On Sept. 17, The Free Press of Mankato ran a story and a color photograph. The front-page story was titled "Renowned sculptor Granlund, 77, dies."
    • On Sept. 17, Minnesota Public Radio's "Midmorning" did a feature profile that included an interview with Will Freiert (classics). Photos were also made available on the MPR website.
    • On Sept. 17, KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) aired a tribute on the 6 p.m. news.
    • On Sept. 16, KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) aired a story on the 10 p.m. news.
    • Tributes also appeared on radio and televsion stations and will apear in upcoming publications, including the Cook County News Herald in Grand Marais and the October issue of Static arts magazine in Mankato.
  • On Sept. 20, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis published an article on Kirsten Dussault ('99) and her father. The article was titled "Dentist group picks father, daughter as officers."
  • The Sept. 20 Star Tribune also ran a story on "Silent Worship." The article included mention that Gustavus holds Taize services.
  • On Sept. 18, the St. Peter Herald, in its "Gustavus Briefs" column, ran a story, titled "Professor: Identity still suffering in wake of 9/11," quoting Karen Larson (anthropology and interdisciplinary studies).
  • On Sept. 18 and Sept. 11, the Herald published articles on author Tim O'Brien's upcoming appearance at Gustavus. The articles, titled "Stories help us and encourage us" and "Author visiting St. Peter," each included a black and white photograph of O'Brien.
  • On Sept. 18, The Free Press of Mankato published a story on Tim O'Brien and his appearance on campus. The article, titled "O'Brien confesses," ran on the front page of The Valley section of the paper and included a black and white photograph of O'Brien as well as one of the audience. Also, a teaser ran on the front page of the newspaper.
  • On Sept. 18, The Free Press of Mankato ran a story that mentioned Pete Bloedel ('90), theater director at Bethany Lutheran College. The page 2C article was titled "Weird Science. 'Theater Physics' features unique onstage experimentations."
  • On Sept. 17, The Free Press of Mankato published a preview article on visiting author Tim O'Brien (The Things They Carried) and 2 black and white photographs. The page B1 story was titled "The goal: Fiction that rings true."
  • On Sept. 16, The Free Press of Mankato ran a brief about the installation of new bishop Rev. Jon V. Anderson as the new bishop., which will occur on campus this weekend. Titled "Southwestern ELCA synod gets new bishop," it appeared on the front page of The Valley section.
  • On Sept. 11, the St. Peter Herald published a black and white photograph of Michele Rusinko (theatre and dance) and a story on her performance. The article, titled "Theatre and dance season opens," ran on page 5A.
  • On Sept. 11, the St. Peter Herald ran a story about the St. Peter Community Garden that has been developed on land owned by Gustavus. The page 10A story, titled "Organic is the way to go at community garden," included quotes by Tom Gover (emeritus chemistry).
  • In the August 2003 issue of Minnesota Business, George Hicks ('75) and the other founding partners of their business, were featured in a page 30 article titled "Bounty Hunters."

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


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).

Calendar of Events

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Book Mark will have extended store hours for Christmas in Christ Chapel weekend.
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
Men's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
Winter Gear Drive
Women's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Gustie Day Campus Center
noon to 2:15 p.m. Holiday Buffet during Christmas in Christ Chapel Rooms in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Macalester Peter, Minn.
16 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Women's Hockey at Saint Mary's, Minn.
2:304:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2022: Celestial Wonder, Joy Unfolding Chapel

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

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 ( or x6213).
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