The Yellow Sheet for Nov. 13, 2003
November 13, 2003 | Volume 36, Number 9
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Presidential Inauguration Announced... President Jim Peterson will be inaugurated as the 14th president of the college at a 3 p.m. ceremony April 16 in Christ Chapel. A tentative list of inaugural events follows:
Inaugural sub-committees formed and chairs selected are:
Task Force Update... As a follow-up to last year's cost-cutting and revenue-producing suggestions, "The Heart of Gustavus: A Community Conversation," and the post-evaluation process, a number of task forces have been formed to review and make recommendations concerning a number of issues on campus. The task forces began meeting in early September. The results of their work will be provided as recommendations to the Administrative Council by the end of fall semester. Task forces and chairs are as follows:
Publication Reminder... Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Nov. 27. It will be published Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, followed by a 3-week hiatus due to Christmas recess. Publication will resume Jan. 8.
Thanksgiving Baking Offer... The Gustavus Dining Service is offering to help Gustavus community members with holiday baking. To order, pick up a form in the Market Place. Orders and payment must be received at the Dining Service Office by Nov. 19. Ordered items will be available for pick up from noon-3 p.m. Nov. 26 in the Market Place.Give to the United Way... The campus community is encouraged to support the 2004 St. Peter United Way campaign by completing the pledge card recently sent out with a letter from President Peterson, who has suggested that an employee goal of $10,500 be set. Individuals can make a direct gift or have a designated amount deducted from their paycheck. Donations can be given in an unrestricted way or designated to a particular United Way agency. This year's goal for the St. Peter United Way campaign is $60,000.
Wallenberg Lecture Tonight... Douglas Johnson from 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 is titled "Human Rights Denied: Human Dignity Restored." An informal question and answer session is scheduled with Johnson from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Linner Lounge. This event is sponsored by the Peace Studies program and is free and open to the public.
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:
Faculty Forum R.S.V.P. Friday... The next Faculty Forum of the year will be held from 5:30-6:55 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Heritage Banquet Room (Banquet Room B). The presentation, titled "Social Justice in Guatemala: Stories from the Field," will be given by Gustavus faculty members who participated in the service learning for social justice experience in Guatemala this past summer. 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. R.S.V.P. to Jean Heidcamp (x7541or email@example.com) by Nov. 14.
Piano Recital Friday... John McKay (music) and Stephen Carlson ('92) will present a 2-piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Bjorling Recital Hall. They will present the area premiere of Lowell Liebermann's Variations on a Theme by Mozart for Two Pianos, written in 1993 and based on a theme from the opera The Abduction from the Seraglio. McKay and Carlson will also present the Sonata in F Major by Jan Ladislav Dussek, Sonata in F Minor by Johannes Brahms, and the Three Slavonic Dances by Antonin Dvorak. This recital is the 2nd in a series of 3 recitals planned by McKay in anticipation of his retirement from full-time teaching at the end of the year. Carlson studied piano with McKay at Gustavus and is in his 4th year as assistant professor of music and coordinator of the music program at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C. The recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the performance.
Student Piano Recital Saturday... Hannah Brandts and Janet Jansen, students of Helen Baumgartner (music), will present their junior piano recital at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Brandts will present J.S. Bach's French Suite #6 in E Major, Joseph Haydn's Fantasia in C, and Frederic Chopin's Berceuse in D Flat, Op. 57. Jansen will present Robert Schumann's Papillons (Butterflies) Op. 2 and will combine efforts with Brandts for a performance of Claude Debussy's Petite Suite for Piano Four Hands. The performance is free and open to the public.
Faculty Vocal Recital Saturday... The public is invited to a free recital by Rebecca Hiatt McConnaughey (music) at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in Bjorling Recital Hall. She will be accompanied by Twin Cities pianist Barbara Brooks. McConnaughey's performance, titled "Must A Song Always Be A Song?" will include works by Mozart, Hugo Wolf, Gabriel Faure, Henri Duparc, John Cage, Charles Ives, and William Bolcom. She will be joined by junior pianist Britt Forsberg for Cage's The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs. A reception will follow in the recital hall lobby.
Orchestra Concert Sunday... The Gustavus Symphony and the Gustavus Philharmonic orchestras, conducted by Warren Friesen, will present a combined fall concert at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in Bjorling Recital Hall. The concert will open with the philharmonic performing Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21 in 4 movements, followed by the symphony's presentation of "Danse Bacchanale" from Camille Saint-Saens' Samson et Delila. The symphony orchestra will conclude with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F Minor. The performance is free and open to the public.
Author Reading Tuesday... Sarah Smith, mystery writer and 2-time winner of the New York Times Notable Book of the Year award, will read from and discuss her most recent novel, Chasing Shakespeares, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Faculty and Staff Center in the campus center. According to Deborah Downs-Miers (English), Chasing Shakespeares "is a most provocative novel, very accessible to all kinds and levels of readers." It explores the Shakespeare authorship controversy and the mysteries of history, scholarship, and romantic relationships. Smith will be on campus Nov. 18-20 and her visit will include meeting with students in classes. She is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Ph.D. in English from Harvard University. This event, sponsored by the Gustavus Department of English, Writing Program, and Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.
Garage Sale Nov. 22... The physical plant will sell used chairs, classroom desks, and miscellaneous cabinetry from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 22 at the college's Nichols Warehouse, 300 W. Nichols St., between Alumacraft Boat Company and Keeley Landscaping in St. Peter. If questions, contact Bob Petrich (x7574).
American Scandinavian Breakfast Dec. 2... All are invited to the American Scandinavian Yuletide Breakfast at 8 a.m. Dec. 2 in the Campus Center Banquet Room. Curt Pedersen, curator of collections at the American Swedish Institute, will discuss "Christmas Traditions at the American Swedish Institute." The cost is $8 per person; advance registration is required by Nov. 28. For reservations, send a check, made payable to Gustavus Adolphus College, to Edi Thorstensson (library) via campus mail.
Fundraiser Dec. 6... The Gustavus women's gymnastics team will hold a fundraiser Dec. 6. Participants can spend a day at the Mall of America while members of the gymnastics team provide child care. A coach bus will take participants to the mall. Cost is $60 and includes the bus ride, a shopping bag, and a Mall of America Super Savings coupon book offering savings of up to $1,500. Contact Kris Glidden (firstname.lastname@example.org or x6409) to register or for more information; registration deadline is Dec.1.
Extraordinary PeopleMark Braun, communication studies and associate dean, published a chapter titled "Examining Race and Gender in Student Use and Evaluation of New Technologies" in the new book Technological Issues in Broadcast Education: Critical Challenges (Praeger). Rebecca Lind, assistant vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois-Chicago, coauthored the chapter.
Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages and literatures/German, is represented with a haiku in a new German haiku anthology, 77 Haiku mit Kopfchen (haiku with brains), Hamburg, 2003 (ISBN 3-937257-04-7). These texts were selected from around 850 submitted for consideration, mostly from the countries of central Europe, where German is common, but a few came also from Asia and North and Central America.
Congregational OutreachPartners in Education presenters scheduled for this week include Chris Johnson (vocational reflection) at an adult forum Nov. 16 at Woodlake Lutheran Church. His topic is "Vocation and Calling: Meaning, Passion, and Purpose in Work and Daily Life." Partners in Education is a program coordinated by the Office of Church Relations where participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentation for adult forums, workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.
Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a retreat for Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church from Hopkins Nov. 20.
Music in Worship... The Woodwind Choir will perform Nov. 16 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove. 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:
Here 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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
Telecommunications UpdatesThe following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2003-04":
For Rent: Three-bedroom apartment on 2nd floor of duplex; hardwood floors; separate entry; $750 plus electricity; available Dec. 1. Call 931-7936.
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).
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