The Yellow Sheet for Oct. 30, 2003
Volume 36, Number 7
Volume 36, Number 9
News & Announcements
Flu Shots Tuesday... Gustavus Health Promotion has contracted with Nicollet County Health Services to provide flu shots to Gustavus employees and their spouses at no charge. The flu shots will be given from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Heritage Banquet Room (Banquet Room B) in the Campus Center.
Prospective Students to Visit Nov. 10... The Office of Admission has invited high school seniors to attend their first "Shadow Day" on Nov. 10. These prospective Gustavus students will have the opportunity to experience campus life with a current Gustie host, beginning with an overnight stay in the residence halls on Nov. 9. Another part of this experience will be following current students to their usual Monday morning classes. The admission office asks the permission of the faculty members to have these students sit in on classes and hopes these guests will be a welcome part of the classroom experience.
Community Service Director Named... Noreen Buhmann has been appointed Director of Community Service and Service Learning at Gustavus. Buhmann has an extensive background in community service and service learning and a passion for successful service-based campus and community collaborations. Since 1993, Buhmann has helped develop and manage youth, family, and community development programs as outreach worker, program coordinator, program director, and most recently as branch manager for the YMCA of Minneapolis. She has also worked extensively with faculty, students, and community members involved in service learning at the University of St. Thomas, where she has served as adjunct instructor. Buhmann will assume her new position on Dec. 1.
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:
Taize Prayer Service Sunday... Taize Evening Prayer with prayers for healing and peace will be held at 9 p.m. Nov. 2 in Christ Chapel.
Linnaeus Symposium Tuesday... Wade Davis, noted anthropologist and botanical explorer, will be on campus as the first Linnaeus Symposium lecturer-in-residence. Davis will be here for 2 days meeting with students and participating in the classroom. He will also present a public lecture, titled "The Healing Forest: The Ethnobotanical Search for New Medicines." A book-signing and reception will follow the lecture. Davis is a well-known ethnobotanist, photographer, and best-selling author. His fieldwork has taken him to remote areas of Peru, Tibet, Kenya, and the high Arctic. He spent more than 3 years in the Amazon and Andes as a plant explorer and lived among 15 indigenous groups in 8 Latin America countries while gathering some 6,000 botanical collections. Samplings of his recent writings include One River (1996) and Shadows in the Sun (1998). Davis has published scientific and popular articles on subjects ranging from Haitian voodoo to the global biodiversity crisis. The Linnaeus Symposium is the final event this year in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Linnaeus Arboretum. This visit is sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum. For more information, contact Dana Lamb or Dean Wahlund (x7520).
JFK Presentation Tuesday... The Office of Alumni Relations invites the campus community to a presentation on a balanced look at the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Chris Gilbert (political science) and David Jones ('83) will make the presentation at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington. This event coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Nov. 23, 1963 assassination, one of the most controversial and significant events in our nation's history. There will be a van providing transportation at 6 p.m. from Three Flags. Register with the alumni office (x7511).
Talk Shop Nov. 7... Mark Granquist (religion) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2003-04 academic year. His talk, titled "Gustavus and the Church from which it came," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 7 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 http://gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks/.
Library Book Sale... The Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library will hold a book sale during regular library hours Nov. 5-9, including a bag sale Nov. 8-9.
Wallenberg Lecture Nov. 13... Douglas Johnson, executive director of the Center for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis, will give the annual Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Alumni Hall. Johnson's lecture, titled "Human Rights Denied: Human Dignity Restored," will address the pioneering work of the center in providing healing for survivors of torture and developing strategies to combat torture worldwide. The center in Minnesota was the first of its kind in the U.S. and one of the first in the world. The Center works directly with torture survivors; trains health, education, and other professionals who work with survivors; and engages in public policy work. Johnson has been involved in grass roots advocacy campaigns for most of his life. He is an expert on tactics and strategies used by the human rights movement and has served as a consultant to human rights organizations in Latin America and to U.N. agencies such as UNICEF and the World Health Organization. Johnson was an original member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's advisory panel on the Prevention of Torture that was established in 1998; he continues to serve on the panel. This event is sponsored by the Peace Studies program and is free and open to the public.
Faculty Forum Nov. 18... The Gustavus faculty members who participated in the Guatemalan social justice experience this past summer will present the next Faculty Forum of the year from 5:30-6:55 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Heritage Banquet Room (Banquet Room B) in the Campus Center. The talk, titled "Social Justice in Guatemala: Stories from the Field," will describe the work going on in Guatemala to right current and past injustices. 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 email@example.com) by Nov. 14.
Off-campus Events of Interest
Concert Nov. 9... The public is invited to the St. Peter Choral Society and Orchestra performance of Mass for our Time, composed and directed by John Biggs, and J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 140, "Sleepers Wake," directed by Annette Meeks, at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Church of St. Peter, 1801 W. Broadway, St. Peter. Soloists include baritone Michael Jorgensen (music). Tickets are $8 for adults; students are free. Tickets are available at Swedish Kontur, 310 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter, or at the door. This event is made possible by grants from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation, and friends of the St. Peter Choral Society.
Mark Granquist, religion, authored 2 chapters examining the Word Alone movement and ethnic diversity among Lutherans in Lutherans Today: American Lutheran Identity in the 21st Century (Eerdmans, 2003), a new book on contemporary American Lutheranism. The book includes 12 chapters spanning the range of American Lutheran groups and topics. Granquist also presented a session, titled "College History in a First-Year Seminar," at the 67th Annual Conference of the Association of Lutheran College Faculties held Oct. 3-4 in Roanoke, VA. Other faculty members attending the conference were Steve Griffith, theatre and dance, Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages and literatures/German, and Paula Swiggum, nursing.
David Koppenhaver, education, co-edited an article, titled "Enhancing Literacy in Individuals with Autism and Severe Communication Impairments," in the October-December issue of Topics in Language Disorders, an interdisciplinary journal. He also co-authored one of the papers in that issue, titled "Natural Emergent Literacy Supports for Preschoolers with Autism and Severe Communication Impairments."
New FacesThe following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
Andy Biedermann, Printing Services
Peggy Borgmeier, Lund Center
Clifford Marx, Lund Center
Congregational OutreachGustavus Youth Outreach schedule for last weekend was: Oct. 24-25 at Christ Lutheran Church in Maple Plain and Faith Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids; and Oct. 25-26 at Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood. This program, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, consists of student team members who develop relational youth ministry programs in congregations, including leading lock-ins, family night programs, and church services.
Music in Worship... The Gustavus Flute Choir will perform Nov. 2 at Westwood Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park. Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Brian Beckstrom (x7001).
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Funding OppsThe Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
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 News Director Stacia Senne (x7510 or email@example.com).
Phone UpdatesThe following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2003-04":
Book Mark Bits
Read about two recent Gusties who are traveling across the country in their grease-powered vehicle online at http://gustavus.edu/alumni/kriscokid/index.cfm. The site includes a story, color photographs, and journal entries of Aaron Crowell and Phil Graeve (both '03). The site is also accessible from the Alumni site and the News site.
For Sale: 1991 Toyota Camry SE, 154,000 miles; 4-door automatic transmission; air conditioning; cruise control; cassette player; power windows and locks; very dependable; $2,000. Call Brian or Josie Beckstrom (x8681).
Wanted: Host family needed for German high school student during Fall Semester 2004. This offers an opportunity for exchange visit to lovely old farmhouse in scenic black forest area. Contact Max Hailperin (x7466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wanted: Roommate wanted for home on College Avenue. No utilities; low rent; available Nov. 1; quiet setting. Call Nancy (934-5054).
Calendar of Events
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