The Yellow Sheet for Oct. 2, 2003

October 2, 2003 | Volume 36, Number 3

Volume 36, Number 5

News & Announcements
Upcoming Events
Extraordinary People
Position Openings
Gustavus Tidbits
Funding Opps
In the Media
Telecommunications Updates
Calendar of Events
Submit an Item Online

News & Announcements

Nobel Conference Update... With 5,500 people expected at this year's Nobel Conference, ticket sales have been cut off. This is the second consecutive year of a sell-out crowd. At this time, campus community members are encouraged to watch lectures on any of the campus televisions that have cable access (local cable, Ch. 8).

Publication Reminder... Due to the Nobel Conference on Oct. 7-8, the deadline for next week's edition of The Yellow Sheet will be 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6.

Share Your Suggestions... Campus community members are invited to put suggestions on how to improve the college in a suggestion box, which will be located at the entrance of the Eveyln Young Dining Room (under the TV monitor by the main entrance). The suggestion box, which was a result of last February's "The Heart of Gusatvus: A Community Conversation," is being brought back by popular demand. Watch future Yellow Sheet's for updates/answers on proposed suggestions/questions.

Theft Prevention Tips... The St. Peter Police Department is investigating 3 thefts from vehicles that occurred between Sept. 22-24 along Jefferson Avenue. The campus community is encouraged to take the following steps to prevent being victimized:

  • Do not be a target. Protect vehicles and property.
  • Always lock vehicle and remove all valuables from plain sight.
  • Secure valuables in the trunk.
  • Remember that stereo equipment, CDs, car phones, etc. attract thieves.

Anyone who has information related to any thefts, observes behavior possibly related to criminal activity, or has related concerns or questions should contact Safety and Security (x8888) or the St. Peter Police Department (931-1550).

Parking Permit Issue... According to Hank Toutain (dean of students), recently some vehicles parked on campus had duct tape applied over Gustavus parking permits. There is concern that the duct tape adhesive will damage the permit or the paint on automobile bumpers. Anyone who had a vehicle parked on campus this weekend is encouraged to check their vehicle and to remove any duct tape from the bumper as soon as possible. If, after removing the duct tape, there is damage to the vehicle and/or parking permit, individuals should file a report with Safety and Security. If the permit is damaged, Safety and Security will replace it at no cost after a report has been filed.

Virus Alerts... In response to a Microsoft announcement of a new security threat, similar to the one that allowed the Blaster and Welchia infections to spread on campus, information technology asks all Windows users to run another patch which will close this security threat. The patch can be found at Click on Patch 2. Also, information technology is currently not delivering certain e-mail messages that may contain a new virus named "Swen" or "Gibe," as it is commonly transferred through mass mailings. Additional information on the Microsoft security threat and the new virus threat can be found at;en-us;824146#Win2000 and Contact the technology helpline (x6111 or with questions or concerns regarding this or other technology related issues.

Motorcycle and Moped Parking... Safety and Security announces the following information regarding motorcycles and mopeds:

  • A full-size parking space in the southwest corner of the Norelius Lot has been split into four spaces and designated for multiple motorcycle parking. The spaces are open to any motorcycle with a current Gustavus parking permit. During the winter months, the space will revert to an employee-designated parking space.
  • Mopeds and motorized scooters may be parked in any bike rack on campus. Mopeds and scooters are not allowed to be taken inside buildings or driven on campus sidewalks.

If questions, call Safety and Security (x8809).


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:

  • Oct. 3 -- Coming Out Day, Ann Morris;
  • Oct. 5 -- 17th Sunday after Pentecost, Chaplain Rachel Larson presiding; Andrew Vaughn, preaching;
  • Oct. 6 -- Pre-Nobel, Tim Robinson;
  • Oct. 7 -- Nobel, No Chapel;
  • Oct. 8 -- Nobel, No Chapel;
  • Oct. 9 -- Brenda Moore;
  • Oct. 10 -- Carolyn O'Grady; and
  • Oct. 12 -- 18th Sunday after Pentecost, Chaplain Brian Johnson, presiding; Chaplain Rachel Larson, preaching (Family Weekend services at 9 and 10:30 a.m.).

Schubert Recital Saturday... The music department will present a recital by baritone soloist Michael Jorgensen (music) and pianist John McKay (music) at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in Bjorling Recital Hall. The recital is a presentation of Schubert's best known song-cycle, titled Winterreise, (Winter's Journey), the story of a man's journey through a winter of unrequited love. Throughout the journey, the man sings of the memories and experiences which move him through his struggle and his life. The recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the performance in the recital hall lobby.

Talk Shop Oct. 10... Laurent Dechery (modern foreign languages and literatures/French) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2003-04 academic year. His talk, titled "On the Road with Agnes Varda. An Analysis of the first five minutes of Vagabond (1985)," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 10 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 from the Gustavus homepage under the Information for Faculty link/Faculty Resources or by going directly to

Author to Appear Oct. 13... The public is invited to an appearance by author Roger MacDonald at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the St. Peter Community Center, room 219. MacDonald's book, A Country Doctor's Casebook. Tales from the North Woods, contains stories of a north country doctor and the lives of those who depended on him for medical help. This free event is sponsored by the Book Mark and the St. Peter Public Library. For more information, contact Judy Schultz (x6017 or

Faculty Forum Oct. 14... Russell Shapiro (geology) will present the first Faculty Forum of the year from 5:30-6:55 p.m. Oct. 22 in the banquet rooms in the campus center. His talk, titled "Fossil Bacteria and the Search for Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life," will present evidence of fossil bacteria preserved from 100 million-year-old deep sea vents in Colorado and relate the findings to the current NASA astrobiology program to search for a fossil record elsewhere in the solar system. There will be a buffet dinner, including vegetarian fare; cost is $5 per person. All faculty and staff, as well as retirees, are invited to come with a guest. RSVP to Jean Heidcamp (x7541or by Oct. 10.

Upcoming Continuing Education Lectures... The public is invited to the following "continuing education" lectures in the Interpretive Center:

  • Mimi Gerstbauer and Richard Leitch (both political science) will present "The Lone Superpower" at 7 p.m. Oct. 14. They will discuss what it means for the U.S. to be the "world's policeman."
  • Bill Manahan, assistant professor of family practice at the University of Minnesota Medical School, will present "The Holistic Approach to Medicine" at 6:15 p.m. Oct 21. A light supper will be served; cost is $6.
  • Jim Gilbert (campus naturalist and director of Linnaeus Arboretum) will present "Birding in the Minnesota River Valley: Observing, Identifying, and Feeding Winter Birds" at 7 p.m. Oct. 28

These events are open to the public; pre-registration is required. The cost for each event is $4 per person, which includes coffee and dessert, unless otherwise noted. Register at the office of St. Peter Community and Family Education, Suite 200, 600 S. Fifth St., St. Peter. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 934-3048. These events are Gustavus Adolphus College continuing education programs done in cooperation with the St. Peter Community and Family Education program.

ALDE Northstar Workshop Oct. 17... Gustavus will host the Association of Lutheran Development Executives (ALDE) Northstar Chapter Fall Workshop from 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Oct. 17 in the banquet rooms in the campus center. This workshop includes morning refreshments and lunch, and is open to the public. The cost is $37.50 for non-members and $50 for members. Pre-registration is required. Contact Philip Hood for more information ( or 612/823-3220).


The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Steve Wright, participated in the American Swedish Institute's Upplandsfestivalen Sept. 27 in Minneapolis. The 2-day festival of music and art of Sweden culminated in a performance by Swedish jazz trombonist Ulf Johansson Werre and the band. In advance of the concert, Minneapolis jazz radio KBEM Radio (88.5 FM, Minneapolis) ran 2 programs with interviews and recordings by the Werre Quintet and the soon-to-be-released recording by the band.

Carol Lawrence, modern foreign languages and literatures, submitted a hand-stamped greeting card that was published in the October 2003 issue of Rubber Stamper magazine. The card is of the "get well" genre and features a sprinkling can with flowers.

Mary Solberg, religion, was one of the editors for Healing by Heart: Clinical and Ethical Case Stories of Hmong Families and Western Providers, a book of stories and photographs detailing the Hmong people's search for culturally responsive health care in the U.S. The book will be published Oct. 10 by Vanderbilt University Press.

Position Openings

  • Administrative Assistant, Student Activities
  • Information Desk Monitors, Lund Center
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


Nobel Official Authorization... The Nobel Conference is the first formal lecture program in the world (outside of Sweden and Norway, where Nobel Prizes are awarded) to have the official authorization of The Nobel Foundation, Stockholm.

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


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • Research Fellowships Offered... The Center on Religion and Democracy offers post-doctoral fellowships to support research on various aspects of religion and public life. Four $35,000 awards are offered per year: 2 residential and 2 non-residential. Preference is given to projects that address the current cycle theme, titled "Religion and the Question of American Public Philosophy." The deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, see the September 2003 issue of Grant Information at
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • The October 2003 issue of the Metro Lutheran published an article on the Gustavus Choir's upcoming appearance at the Luther Seminary Reformation Festival. The page 15 article was titled "Reformation Fest Features Gustavus Choir."
  • The magazine also ran a story on "Paul Granlund: A Retrospective Exhibition," which also appeared on page 15. The article was titled "Granlund sculptures focus of St. Peter exhibit."
  • On Sept. 26, The Free Press of Mankato ran a story featuring Ellis Jones (emeritus economics and management), former executive director for the national Welsh music association. The article, titled "Welsh Singing Resonates into a Joyful Noise," appeared on the front page of the Currents section and included a color photograph of Jones.
  • On Sept. 25, the St. Peter Herald published the following:
    • An article on this year's Nobel Conference. The opinion page article, titled "A great story to be told," appeared in Peggy Carlson's "Pegboard" column.
    • A brief on Paul Granlund (emeritus sculptor-in-residence) as "The Good" in the page 4A "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" column.
    • A story on author Tim O'Brien's appearance on campus. The front page story was titled "Author Spices St. Peter Reads."
    • An editorial on author Tim O'Brien's visit to campus. The opinion page article was titled "Focus is on books, and that's great."
  • On Sept. 25, the Free Press of Mankato ran a feature on the Mankato Symphony Orchestra. The article, titled "MSO season opens with a Snapp," ran on the front page of the Currents section and included reference to recruitment of musical faculty members from Gustavus, as well as announcement that David Fienen (music) will be the organist for a concert performance by the Aurora Brass on Feb. 29 in Christ Chapel.
  • On Sept. 24, KARE-TV (Ch. 11, Minneapolis) interviewed Bob Neuman (admission) about the Minneapolis National College Fair held Sept. 24-25, which Neuman co-chaired. The college was mentioned several times during the interview.

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

Telecommunications Updates

The following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2003-04":

  • Adolfo Carrillo Cabello, modern foreign languages and literatures/Spanish, e-mail is acarrill (correction)
  • Christer Stefansson, athletics, e-mail is cstefans (correction)

For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or


For Sale: 2000 Ford Explorer Sport. 29,000 miles, sunroof, 6 CD changer, leather seats. Blue Book value is $15,300 but selling for $14,000. Contact Pat (x7538 days or 934-8225 evenings).

For Sale: 16-foot Hobie Cat catamaran sailboat with trailer. In good shape/race ready, trapeze, life jackets, trolling motor with bracket and battery-no paddling, orange hulls, white trampoline. Licensed through 2005. Plenty of gear. $1,500. Contact Linda Shaw (x7545, 507/726-2880, or


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel - Ushers still needed
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
DEIB: Gender Identity/Pronouns "What's the difference between my sex and my gender?" (Lunch and Learn)
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office
Gustavus Technology Services is Hiring!
Winter Gear Drive
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CAB Goose Chase around campus
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
Class of 2023 Graduation Applications Due for Review Before Spring Semester
Tomorrow "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
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office

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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