The Yellow Sheet for Oct. 23, 2003

October 23, 2003 | Volume 36, Number 6

Volume 36, Number 8

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

Outstanding Employees... The Augusta Carlson Schultz Award for the Outstanding Support Staff Employee of 2003 will be awarded to Sandi Francis (education) and the Eric Norelius Award for the Outstanding Administrative Employee of 2003 will be awarded to Judy Douglas (alcohol and drug education). All members of the College community are invited to the award ceremony as part of the 10 a.m. worship service on Founders Day, Oct. 31, in Christ Chapel. A reception in honor of this year's recipients will follow in Alumni Hall.

Flu Shots Coming... The College has contracted with Nicollet County Health Services to provide flu shots to Gustavus employees and their spouses at no charge. Employees will be notified when a date and location have been set.

Gustavus Choir to Perform... The Gustavus Choir, under the direction of Greg Aune, will be the featured ELCA college choir for Luther Seminary's Reformation Festival Songfest at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Central Lutheran Church (333 S. 12th St., Minneapolis). The choir will be joined by a massed choir from Twin Cities area churches. Other festivities during the weekend include a buffet at 5 p.m. Oct. 26, followed by "Singing the Faith" at 7 p.m. Tickets are required for the buffet and are available by calling (651) 641-3419. For more information, visit the website at or call (651) 641-3451.


Laramie Project Opens... The Laramie Project, a theatrical performance exploring the death of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student, is being presented at 8 p.m. Oct. 23-25 and 2 p.m. Oct. 26 in Anderson Theatre. Shepard was beaten and left to die near Laramie, WY. The presentation will explore the meanings of this tragedy and answer questions, such as: Why did this happen? Why in Laramie? Panel discussions will follow most performances. Tickets are being sold at the ticket center (x7590); if any tickets remain, they will be sold at the Anderson Theatre Box Office 1 hour prior to the concert times. Amy Seham (theatre and dance) is directing this student performance created by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project.

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. 24 -- International Day;
  • Oct. 26 -- Reformation Sunday, Chaplain Rachel Larson;
  • Oct. 27 -- Chaplain Brian Johnson;
  • Oct. 28 -- Michel Ostlund;
  • Oct. 29 -- Morning Praise;
  • Oct. 30 -- Mary Kluesner, a founder of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE); and
  • Oct. 31 -- Founders Day, President Jim Peterson.

Talk Shop Friday... Janine Wotton (psychology) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2003-04 academic year. Her talk, titled "Here is what you hear or is it there?," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 24 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

Our Story Conference This Weekend... The 4th annual Our Story Conference, titled "An American Dilemma: The Growing Gender Gap in the African American Community," will take place Oct. 24 and 25 on campus. The keynote speaker will be Alan Page, Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court. Historical strides on campuses and in the workplace, along with professional progress, are making African Americans rethink old notions of race, class, and romance. The Pan Afrikan Student Organization has adopted this topic and is hopeful that through the various speakers, meetings, interactive workshops, and celebrations, participants will walk away with a better understanding of this complex issue. Participants will be encouraged to share their thoughts and their stories. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 25 outside the Evelyn Young Dining Room. For more information and the conference schedule, go to the conference website. To pre-register, call the Office of Diversity (x7449). This conference is sponsored by the Pan-Afrikan Student Organization and the Office of Diversity and is free and open to the public.

Student Recital Saturday... The public is invited to a senior French horn recital by Elisabeth Axtell at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in Bjorling Recital Hall. She will be accompanied by pianist Coni Liljengren and assisted by the French horn section of the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra. For this recital, Axtell will perform traditional works for horn by Kurt Atterberg and Gioachino Rossini, along with a Hawley Ades arrangement of Londonderry Air and Dennis Brain's Le Basque (a French country dance melody). A reception will follow in the recital hall lobby.

Vocal Chamber Concert Saturday... The Rose Ensemble, a Minneapolis-based professional vocal chamber ensemble, will perform "Cantiga! The Cult of Mary in Medieval Spain and Italy" at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 in Christ Chapel. In just 10 years, the Rose Ensemble has established itself as the standard-bearer of medieval chant and the sacred vocal music of the Renaissance. St. Peter native Tim O'Brien ('99) sings in the bass section. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket center (x7590) or at the door 1 hour prior to the concert; tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students, seniors, and Gustavus staff, and $5 for Gustavus students.

"The Apostles" Celebration Sunday... A closing celebration for "The Apostles" paintings by Michel Ostlund will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in Christ Chapel. The celebration will incorporate the music of the Choir of Christ Chapel, poetry, dance, organ music, and candlelight. Thirteen years ago, artist Michel Ostlund, who will be at Gustavus for a residency from Oct. 24-29, was inspired to capture the character and personalities of the Apostles on canvas. The oil paintings were completed in 4 months and exhibited for the 1st time in the Uppsala (Sweden) Cathedral. This is the 1st time "The Apostles" exhibit has been seen in the U.S. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Chaplains, the Confer Family Chapel Fund, and the Johnson Endowment for the Arts.

Labyrinth Walk Wednesday and Thursday... A labyrinth walk, an ancient form of prayer and walking meditation, will be open 8-10 p.m. Oct. 29 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 30 in Alumni Hall. Orientations will be led by Chaplain Rachel Larson and Danielle Holveck (residential life) at 8 and 9 p.m. Oct. 29 and 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 30. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Chaplains in cooperation with the Gustie Chill Out.

Campus-wide Wellness Fair Oct. 30... The campus community is invited to the 3rd annual Gustie Chill Out and Wellness Fair from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Campus Center banquet rooms. This event will promote wellness, stress management, education, and health. There will be live music, yoga, free massages, consultation on health related topics, and screening for depression and anxiety-related problems. Some of the off-campus participants include:

  • Craig Hartman, chiropractor;
  • Sister Rosalind Gefre Schools and Clinic of Professional Massage;
  • Melanie Williams, reiki master;
  • Mona Ceniceros, yoga instructor at Sun Moon Yoga Studio;
  • Debra Maland, massage therapist;
  • Lyla Pagles, Health Ministries/Spirituality and Wellness, and Parish Nursing;
  • An acupuncturist and massage therapist from Healing Hands Wellness Group;
  • Tom Bennett, father of Steve Bennett (counseling center), gifted piano player;
  • St. Peter Food Coop; and
  • Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE).

Opportunities that attendees can participate in that day include:

  • Mary Kluesner, a founder of SAVE and survivor of 2 children's suicides, will give the homily at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel.
  • Mona Ceniceros of Sun Moon Yoga Studio will teach free yoga classes at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. in Linner Lounge. Those who wish to participate should come in comfortable clothing.
  • The Counseling Center will provide free confidential screenings for depression and anxiety, and for those concerned about someone they think may be suicidal.

Anyone who has questions should contact Steve Bennett (x7539 or This event is sponsored by the Counseling Center, Center for Vocational Reflection, Gustavus Health Promotion, Chaplains' Office, Career Center, Alcohol and Drug Education, Peer Assistants, Community Service Center, Safety and Security, Diversity Center, Health Service, Nursing Department, Health and Exercise Science and Human Performance Lab, Student Activities, Book Mark, CAB, and Gustie Greens.


Farm History Presentation Sunday... Stephen Hoffbeck, author and associate professor of history at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, will present a program based on his book, titled The Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families, at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Treaty Site History Center. A fascinating and moving story for anyone interested in agriculture, history, and farm family life on the land, Hoffbeck will describe the history of haymaking in Minnesota from the mid-1800s to the farm crisis in present times. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free for Nicollet County Historical Society members and children under 12; $4 for non-members.


Cindy Johnson-Groh, biology, recently presented a paper, titled "An Environmental Field Campus for Midwestern Colleges: Superior Studies at Wolf Ridge," to the North American Association for Environmental Education in Anchorage, AK, with co-presenters Steve Hoffman of the University of St. Thomas and Kris MacPherson of St. Olaf College.

Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages and literatures/German, had "Japanische 'Sommer' -- Haiku der Gegenwart: Auswahl aus einem Heft der Zeitschrift 'HI' und deren deutsche Fassung zusammen mit einigen Gedanken zur Problematik des Jahreszeitenwortes," the German version of 20 present-day Japanese haiku, together with some remarks on the problem of the "kigo" (season word in haiku) published in Vierteljahresschrift der Deutschen Haiku-Gesellschaft, XVI, No. 62, Sept. 2003.

Linnea Wren, art and art history, presented "Art and Religion: Diverse Approaches to Faith" at Elderberry, a retreat for Lutheran pastors, held Oct. 16-17 at Green Lake Bible Camp.


Music in Worship... The Gustavus Woodwind Quintet will perform Oct. 26 at First Lutheran in St. Peter. Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Brian Beckstrom (x7001).


  • Three Crowns Meanings... "The Three Crowns" are closely associated with Gustavus, just as they are with Sweden, where the College's namesake, King Gustav II Adolf, ruled during the 1600s. Some say the crowns represent the holy trinity; the 3 Norse gods Odin, Nord, and Frey; an early Swedish king's insignia; the Kalmar Union; or 3 geographic regions of ancient Sweden (Norland, Svealand, and Goteland) with the right to select the king.

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:
  • New Grant for Minnesota Artists... The Minnesota State Arts Board's Artist Initiative Program is a new, pilot program -- the purpose of which is to support and assist artists at various stages in their careers. Grants of $2,000-6,000 will be awarded for career building and for the creative development of artists. Workshops will be held to provide an overview of the program and a chance to ask questions regarding the application process. The deadline is Nov. 21. For more information, an application, or to see a listing of workshops, go to
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:
  • The November issue of The Lutheran published a piece in its Currents section on the death of Paul Granlund and the "Paul Granlund: A Retrospective" exhibit.
  • On Oct. 21, The Free Press of Mankato featured The Laramie Project performance, scheduled for this weekend on campus. Appearing on the front page of the Currents section, the story included quotes from director Amy Seham (theatre and dance). The article contained 2 color photographs.
  • On Oct. 19, The Free Press of Mankato published an article on Jamie Kagol ('95). The article included a black and white photograph of Kagol and was titled "GA grad is on TV but says he's a regular guy."
  • On Oct. 18, The Free Press of Mankato published a story that included comments by junior Bjorn Bjorkland. The article, titled "Hottinger decries tuition increase," appeared on the front page of The Valley section.
  • On Oct. 17, the St. Paul Pioneer Press ran a story with quotes from Chris Gilbert (political science). The front-page article was titled "Governor's Rx: Import drugs."
  • The Oct. 16 issue of the St. Peter Herald published the following articles:
    • Mention of President Jim Peterson, who wrote a letter to the Le Sueur County Planning and Zoning Commission regarding the mining of 110 acres of bluff land, in which he expressed his concerns. The front-page article was titled "Bluff mining proposed."
    • A story on the recently erected wind test tower included quotes from Bob Douglas (geography), Jeff Jeremiason (chemistry), and Steve Mellema (physics), as well as mention of Chuck Niederriter (physics). The front-page story included a color photograph and was titled "Window to the wind."
    • A page 8 article on the Lutheran World Relief Colombian Women's Delegation that recently appeared on campus.
  • On Oct. 15, KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) news featured Kari Eckheart (health promotions, Lund Center, and volleyball) who appeared live on the "Coaches Huddle" at 10:20 p.m.
  • Ed Rudberg ('01) has been selected to appear on Animal Planet's "King of the Jungle." Check it out at

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 (x6395 or


Wanted: Looking for an 8-foot pool table in good shape. Legs must be removable. Call Diane or Dean (x7329 days or 934-0187 evenings).

Wanted: Roommate for home on College Avenue. No utilities; low rent; available Nov. l; quiet setting. Call Nancy (934-5054).


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.

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