The Yellow Sheet for Nov. 20, 2003
November 20, 2003 | Volume 36, Number 10
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News and Information Director Named... Jonathan Kraatz, a communications specialist in university relations for 6 years at Texas A&M University in College Station, has been named director of news and information at Gustavus. Kraatz will assume this marketing and public relations position Dec. 1. He has a B.A. in journalism from Texas A&M University and professional expertise in media relations and crisis communications. In the wake of the 1999 Aggie bonfire collapse, Jonathan was a member of the university's crisis communications team. He is an active member in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Kraatz fills the position vacated by Stacia Senne, who on Aug. 1 became assistant vice president for integrated marketing. He will be joined in St. Peter with his wife, Monica, and daughter Sarah.
Ushers Needed... Ushers are needed for all services of Christmas in Christ Chapel Dec. 5-7. To volunteer, contact Dana Lamb (firstname.lastname@example.org or x7520).
Choosing a Book... The search begins for the 5th annual "Reading-in-Common" text. Selection criteria include: manageable length; the author should be living; and a theme related to transitions, new environments, learning, and developing identity. Anyone who has a suggestion should send it to Megan Ruble (email@example.com) by Nov. 21.
JFK Memories Shared... Many members of the Gustavus community have shared recollections of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, who died 40 years ago Nov. 22. These recollections can be found at http://gustavus.edu/~cgilbert/jfk.html. Additional memories will be posted as received.
Nativity Sets Needed... Interesting nativity sets, preferably from different countries, are needed for the nights of Dec. 5 and 6. The sets will be used as decorations and centerpieces at the President's Dinners during Christmas in Christ Chapel. Anyone who is interested in loaning a nativity set for the weekend should contact Ann Hogberg (firstname.lastname@example.org or x6515) in institutional advancement.
United Way Update... To date, the campus fund for the 2004 St. Peter United Way campaign has reached the $6,000 mark of the $10,500 goal. To those who are still considering, this is a gentle reminder that a gift or pledge in the days ahead is welcome. The local $60,000 United Way campaign will close in early December. See Dean Wahlund (marketing and public relations/special events) or Barb Lundgren (finance) for a pledge card and information.
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 during the Christmas recess. Publication will resume Jan. 8.
New Play Premieres Tonight... Indian playwright Vijay Padaki's new play, Footprints, will be performed under the direction of Rob Gardner (theatre and dance) at 8 p.m. Nov. 20-22 and 2 p.m. Nov. 23 in Anderson Theatre. A mystery thriller advocating the importance of biodiversity, Footprints pits shadowy government agents against a cult viewing humanity as nature's "great mistake." Encouraged by Barbara Simpson (psychology) and Doug Huff (philosophy) to have his play performed in the U.S., Padaki arrived at Gustavus on Nov. 16 for a week-long theatre residency, made possible by a grant from the Ethel and Edgar Johnson Endowment for the Arts, that culminates in the premiere of his play. Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Center (x7590). The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for seniors and students; remaining tickets can be purchased at the door 1 hour prior to the show.
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:
Concerts this Weekend... Internationally renowned trumpet soloist Allen Vizzutti is on campus for a week-long residency and will perform with Gustavus jazz and wind ensembles as follows:
He will also give a brass performance seminar at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in Bjorling Recital Hall that is open to brass players of all ages and abilities. Vizzutti, who contributed to the Star Trek and Back to the Future soundtracks and has recorded with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, Chick Corea, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and many others, earned a Grammy Award for his recording with The Tonight Show Band. Both performances and the seminar are free and open to the public. Vizzutti's visit is funded by Yamaha Corporation of America and the Gustavus Artist Series.
Garage Sale Saturday... The physical plant will sell an antique pump organ, 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).
Student Piano Recital Sunday... Eric Wilberg, a student of John McKay (music), will present his junior piano recital at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 23 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Wilberg's recital includes works by Haydn, Debussy, Chopin, and Beethoven. A reception will follow the performance. The recital is free and open to the public.
Choral Concert Sunday... Three vocal chamber ensembles will present a combined fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 in Christ Chapel:
The concert will conclude with a presentation of Jerry Herman's We Need a Little Christmas by all 3 ensembles. The performance is free and open to the public.
Tuition Benefit Meeting Tuesday... All interested employees are invited to an informational meeting on tuition benefits that will be presented by Kirk Carlson (financial assistance) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 25 in the Dive. Contact Carlson (x6362) with any questions.
Off-campus Events of Interest
Holiday Fare Saturday... The public is invited to a "Holiday Fare" show and sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Arts Center of St. Peter, 315 S. Minn. Ave., St. Peter. Artisans will show works in wood, glass, ceramics, fiber, and metal, and there will be a lefse and bake sale.
Breakfast with Santa Dec. 6... Little Saints Preschool of St. Peter will hold its 22nd annual "Breakfast with Santa" from 7:30-11 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Church of St. Peter Social Hall, 1801 W. Broadway Ave., St. Peter. The menu will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, and fruit. Advance meal tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-10; free to children under 3. Each child will choose a small gift from Santa's Workshop. Families can have pictures taken with Santa. The event is sponsored in part by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, St. Peter Area Chapter. To purchase tickets, contact Sara Orth (x7502).
Brian O'Brien, chemistry, is principal author (along with coauthors John Hauptfleisch, Joseph Thrasher, and senior Matthew Hennek) of a paper, titled "Preparation of Polyfluoroalkylphthaloylphosphines via Irradiation with Diazo Blue Light," that was presented at the 55th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society Nov. 16-18 in Atlanta. Also, O'Brien coauthored 2 further presentations, titled "Reduction of Methanol Crossover in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells" and "Morphological Studies of Nafion® Doped with Polyamidoamine Dendrimers."
Pam Kittelson, biology, Charles Pastor, mathematics and computer science, and 2002 January Term students were featured on the University of California's new system-wide television magazine program, "State of Minds." The interview focused on the value of the university's Natural Reserve System (NRS) to research and experiential education. The program is currently available for viewing 24 hours a day on Direct Broadcast Satellite's Dish Network channel 9412 and at www.uctv.tv/library-test.asp?showID=8138. The NRS segment is approximately 12 minutes into the show.
Svjetlana Madzar, economics and management, was on the panel to respond to a speech by Richard Boucher, spokesman for the State Department, at a foreign policy town meeting, where Minnesota citizens exchanged views with U.S. Department of State officials.
Congregational OutreachMusic in Worship... The Gustavus Woodwind Quintet will perform Nov. 23 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).
To submit items (questions or answers) for consideration in this section, contact Stacia Senne (x7510 or email@example.com).
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).
Building Hours during Thanksgiving break are as follows: All academic buildings will be locked at 6 p.m. Nov. 26 and will remain locked, unless otherwise requested, until noon Nov. 30. Students requiring access to a closed building will need to have a "Permission for Admittance" card that is issued by a faculty or staff member. Contact Deb Swanberg (email@example.com or x8809) to request admittance cards or if the closing schedule conflicts with programming needs.
Library Hours during Thanksgiving break are as follows: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Nov. 26; closed Nov. 27-29; and 6 p.m.-midnight Nov. 30.
For Sale: Size 9-10 three-quarter length light grey mink coat and matching hat for sale. Call Gretchen Koehler (x7613 or 934-5441) if interested.
For Sale: Four horsepower Toro snow thrower (Model CCR 2400) with electric start; used 3 times. Contact John Lammert (x7330).
For Sale: Family room furniture, including 1-2 couches, 2 chairs, and 2-3 tables. Sturdy crate design with rust-color corduroy cushions. Available to best offer in early to mid-December. Call 931-3163.
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