The Yellow Sheet for Oct. 9, 2003

October 9, 2003 | Volume 36, Number 4

Volume 36, Number 6

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

News & Announcements

Nobel Conference Visibility... The following Nobel Conference coverage has appeared:

  • On Oct. 8, The Free Press of Mankato published a story and a black and white photograph about the first day of the conference. The article, on the front page of The Valley section, was titled "Some never miss Nobel Conference at Gustavus" and included quotes by Bruce Gray (retired institutional advancement) and William Harvey, retired St. Peter school teacher. Harvey was also featured in a recent St. Peter Herald front-page story on the same subject.
  • On Oct. 8, KTOE/KDOG Radio's (1420 AM, Mankato) Pete Steiner aired information on the conference.
  • On Oct. 7, KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) aired the story "Nobel Conference Attracts Thousands to Gustavus" on the evening news.
  • On Oct. 7, Minnesota Public Radio's (91.1 FM, St. Paul; 91.5, St. Peter/Mankato) Cathy Wurzer, host of Morning Edition, aired news of the conference and quotes from an interview with speaker John Haught.
  • On Oct. 6, WMNN (1330 AM, Minneapolis) interviewed Tim Robinson (conference director) for a conference preview story that aired the morning of Oct. 7 and was shared with its network stations throughout the state.
  • On Oct. 6, WCCO Radio's (830 AM, Twin Cities) Eric Eskola conducted an interview with Tim Robinson that was scheduled to air Oct. 6-7.
  • On Oct. 3, The St. Paul Pioneer Press included the conference in its schedule of events for the following week, under the category of "Events," on page 6E.
  • On Oct. 2, the Associated Press State and Local Wire published a story about Aaron Crowell ('03) and Phil Graeve ('03), titled "Fryer fat will grease wheels of trip west." The story marked the Nobel Conference as a destination point of the environmentally friendly Gusties in the "Krisco Kid," a converted diesel pickup, and ran in the Duluth News Tribune and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The front-page News Tribune article included a photograph of Crowell and Graeve. On Oct. 6, The Free Press of Mankato ran a story on the "Krisco Kids." A story is pending with "The Environmental Journal," a Minnesota-produced television show.
  • The Greater Mankato Area Convention and Visitors Bureau weekly e-mail newsletter published two brief articles and two calendar announcements of the conference and also listed events, such as the Nobel Concert.
  • The October 2003 issue of Static magazine published an article on the conference.
  • Stories are expected in the December Metro Lutheran, the St. Peter Herald, The Gustavian Weekly, Gustavian Yearbook, MN Futureworks online, etc.

Ticket Reminder... Employees are reminded that the deadline for submitting priority orders for Christmas in Christ Chapel tickets is tomorrow (Oct. 10). Orders should be returned to the Office of Marketing and Public Relations (Carlson Administration Building).

Upcoming Administrator Meetings... Meetings for all administrators have been scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 17 in the Heritage Room (Banquet Room B). Submit suggestions for agenda items to Jolene Christensen (

More Information on Crimes... In addition to the 3 reports of theft stated in last week's Yellow Sheet, 2 incidents that took place Sept. 27, possibly relating to campus-supported programs have been reported that are under investigation by the St. Peter Police Department. Most of the victims are members of the College community. The incidents are criminal sexual conduct and criminal damage to property. The College and the St. Peter Police are cooperating in efforts to address the incidents. In this connection, please note the following offers of financial rewards:

  • The St. Peter Police Department is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/persons involved with the Sept. 27 incident of criminal damage to property. Anyone with information about this crime should call the St. Peter Police Department at 931-1550. Callers may remain anonymous.
  • The Inter-Greek Senate and the College are offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the campus adjudication and/or arrest and conviction of the person/persons involved with the incident of criminal sexual conduct and the incidents of theft/criminal damage to property.

Anyone with information about these crimes may call the Dean of Students Office (x7526), Safety and Security (x8809), or the St. Peter Police Department (931-1550).


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. 10 -- Carolyn O'Grady;
  • Oct. 12 -- 18th Sunday after Pentecost, Family Weekend services at 9 and 10:30 a.m.; Chaplain Rachel Larson, preaching; Chaplain Brian Johnson, presiding;
  • Oct. 13 -- Darrell Jodock;
  • Oct. 14 -- Taize Service;
  • Oct. 15 -- Morning Praise;
  • Oct. 16 -- Faith Korbel, Lutheran Volunteer Corps;
  • Oct. 17 -- Fall Break, No Chapel; and
  • Oct. 19 -- Fall Break, No Chapel.

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 5 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 at the Gustavus homepage under the Information for Faculty link/Faculty Resources or by going directly to

Prairie Dedication Saturday... Prairie Daze, a celebration and dedication of the Uhler Prairie, will begin at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Johnson Prairie Overlook in Linnaeus Arboretum. If inclement weather, the event will be held in the Interpretive Center. The celebration honors the gift of the 6-acre prairie given by Francis Morey Uhler ('24), a noted biologist, naturalist, and leading wetland management specialist. Jim Gilbert (campus naturalist and director of Linnaeus Arboretum) will open with comments about the prairie and the signs of fall, as well as an arboretum update, followed by the dedication. Chester Johnson (emeritus geology) will talk about the significance of the Prairie Overlook and Bob Douglas (geology) will host tours of the Borgeson Family Cabin. Prairie Daze is part of the Linnaeus Arboretum's 30th anniversary celebration series. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dana Lamb in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations (x7520).

Kevin Kling Storytelling Saturday... Storyteller and playwright Kevin Kling will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in Bjorling Recital Hall. In his presentation, titled "An Evening of Stories by Kevin Kling," he looks at everyday events through the eyes of absurdity and irony. Kling has won awards and critical acclaim for his insight into the universal human experience and is well-known for his appearances on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. This event is open to the public. The cost is $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for Gustavus students. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Ticket Center (x7590) or at the door 1 hour prior to the show.

Author to Appear Monday... 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, titled 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

Cancer Support Meeting Wednesday... The campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon Oct. 15 in the Leadholm Room. Bring a lunch and join the conversation. This group is open to anyone on campus.

Farewell Reception Wednesday... The campus community is invited to a farewell reception for Meredith Wills (financial assistance) at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Interpretive Center. Contact Kathy Allen (x7524) if interested in contributing toward a gift.

Faculty Forum Oct. 21... Russell Shapiro (geology) will present the first Faculty Forum of the year from 5:30-6:55 p.m. Oct. 21 (note date change) in the Heritage Banquet Room (Banquet Room B) 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. 15.


Historical Stories Saturday... The spirits of old Traverse des Sioux will return from the past to tell stories at "Shadows at the Crossing" at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Treaty Site History Center. Dress warmly, bring a lantern, and follow the trail through the early village of Traverse des Sioux to meet Nancy Eastman, Joseph Nicollet, Captain William Dodd, the Myrick brothers, and others. Admission is free for Nicollet County Historical Society members; cost for non-members is $5 for adults, $1 for children, and $10 for families. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 934-2160.


Cynthia Favre, career center, received the Distinquished Service Award from the Minnesota Colleges and University Career Services Association (MCUCSA) at the association's annual meeting. MCUCSA consists of 4-year college and university career center professionals with 35 member schools dedicated to cultivating career management tools and strategies for college students.

Doug Huff, philosophy, presented a paper, titled "Trial by Fire: The Crucible and Aristotelian Moral Authority," at a meeting of the Minnesota Philosophical Society Oct. 4 at St. Olaf College.

Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages and literatures/German, had 2 haiku published in the anthology "Ich traume deinen Rhythmus: Kronach/Bayern -- Hauptstadt der Poesie (I Dream Your Rhythm: Kronach/Bavaria -- Capital of Poetry)," of Kronach: Neue Cranach Presse, 2003, edited by Ingo Cesaro. This anthology of 1,000 poems in haiku form was put together as part of an international literature project for the millennium celebration of the city of Kronach in Bavaria, Germany.


  • Eldor Splittgerber, father of Allan Splittgerger (chemistry), passed away at the age of 93 Oct. 3 at Community Hospital in Columbus, NE. Services were Oct. 7 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Scotia, NE.
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).


Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a retreat for Cross of Peace from Shakopee on Oct. 10 and for the Mount Olivet Chancel Choir from Minneapolis on Oct. 14.

Gustavus Tidbits

  • Years Ago... Minnesota's first night college football game was played on campus Sept. 20, 1929.

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:
  • Artist Fellows Program... The Bush Foundation's Artist Fellows Program provides support for artists to further their work and contribution to their communities. The stipend is $44,000; fellowships may last from 12 to 24 months. Grant categories for 2004 include Visual Arts: Two Dimensional, Visual Arts: Three Dimensional, Choreography/Multimedia/Performance Art-Storytelling, and Traditional and Folk Art. The deadlines are Oct. 24 and 31, depending on the category. For more information, see the May 2003 issue of Grant Information at (click on the Bookmarks tab on the left side of the screen, then Fellowships).
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or The current edition of Grant Information (aka The Blue Sheet) is available at


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • On Oct. 3, the Duluth News-Tribune ran an article, titled "Best Bets," that included a section, titled, "Bryant opens poetry series," about Phil Bryant's poetry readings at the College of St. Scholastica.
  • On Oct. 2, the St. Peter Herald published the following:
    • Color photograph of students Mollie Peterson and Anna Randall who were finding out about a St. Peter Arts Center fundraiser.
    • Color photograph of students marching in the homecoming parade.
    • Color photograph of Steve Wilkinson (tennis) and a black and white photograph of Karen Gibbs ('78) with a brief story, titled "Honoring inspirational tennis player."
  • The October 2003 issue of Static ran a story that included a black and white photograph of Paul Granlund (emeritus sculptor-in-residence). The page 29 article was titled "Sculptor Paul Granlund Dies but Leaves Behind a Legacy."
  • On Sept. 28, The Free Press of Mankato published accomplishments by Gustavus faculty and staff in its "Briefs" section and upcoming events in its "Calendar" section, both on page B5.
  • On Sept. 26, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis published an article, titled "Minnesota Nice rules on road to Mankato," that included mention of a visit to Gustavus by the newspaper writer.
  • An "In the Media" item in last week's Yellow Sheet on the Sept. 25 Free Press of Mankato feature on the Mankato Symphony Orchestra indicated that David Fienen (music) will be the organist for a concert performance by the Aurora Brass on Feb. 29 in Christ Chapel. Omitted by the Free Press was the headline that Fienen will appear as soloist in the Poulenc Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani at 7:30 p.m. April 25, 2004 in Christ Chapel, marking the final subscription concert of the season for the Mankato Symphony Orchestra. The Cesar Franck Symphony will also be performed at the concert.

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


For Rent: 1-bedroom apartment on S. 7th Street, with washer and dryer, satellite TV, and off-street parking. Clean, quiet, and secluded. Available Oct. 15. Call Mike or Colleen (934-4428).

For Rent: Furnished 3-bedroom Naples townhouse, near Vanderbilt Beach, with pool and hot spa. Available December and/or January at $2,400 per month. No pets. Call John Braun (931-2838 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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