The Yellow Sheet for Dec. 11, 2003

December 11, 2003 | Volume 36, Number 12

Volume 36, Number 14

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

News & Announcements

St. Lucia Named... During the 62nd annual Festival of St. Lucia held this morning, one sophomore and four of her classmates were selected to serve as St. Lucia and the Lucia Court. They are:

  • St. Lucia
    Hannah Johnson, Osceola, WI

  • Lucia Court Members
    Marisa Mancini, Albuquerque, NM
    Gina Quiram, St. Peter, MN
    Lindsey Reimnitz, Armour, SD
    Kristin Wilke, Omaha, NE

St. Lucia and the court are selected based on academic achievement, spiritual leadership, and involvement in community service at Gustavus.

Upcoming Campus Improvements... Pending board of trustees approval, next year a new residence hall will be built and open in August for the fall semester. Located to the west and south of the international center, the proposed new facility would house approximately 200 students and help upgrade the colleges residential facilities. College representatives are meeting with architects in order to bring a complete proposal to the board at its January meeting. If approved, construction of the new facility will begin in March. Fundraising for a separate project to renovate Old Main continues as part of the Building a Greater Gustavus campaign, and more information on that project should be available following the January board of trustees meeting.

Newsletter Break... Due to the Christmas recess, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Dec. 18, Dec. 25, or Jan. 1. Publication will resume Jan. 8.

Give to the Food Shelf... The Staff Personnel Committee will collect donations for the St. Peter Area Food Shelf at the Dec. 19 staff Christmas luncheon. Non-perishible food items, money, and Chamber Bucks may be donated.

Student Building Access... Students wishing access to a building during Christmas recess must be issued a gold-colored "Permission for Admittance" pass. Only students with the proper authorization will be permitted access to a building. To obtain additional passes, contact Deb Swanberg (x8809).

Child Care Offered Tuesday... The Greeks will be offering free child care from 4-7 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Dive during the annual faculty and administrator holiday party. Activities will include a G-rated movie, holiday games and crafts, and frost your own cookies. Contact Mikaela Silkey or Ben Boline ( for more information.

United Way Update... The campus fund for the 2004 St. Peter United Way campaign has reached the $8,800 mark of the $10,500 goal. Special thanks to all who have already participated this fall. To anyone who is still considering a donation, here is a gentle reminder that gifts or pledges are welcome in the days ahead. The local $60,000 United Way campaign is slated to close by Christmas. Contact Dean Wahlund (marketing and public relations/special events) or Barb Lundgren (finance) to get a pledge card. Individuals may give a direct gift or designate a payroll deduction.

Midwest Wireless Plans for Employees... Telecommunications has made arrangements with Midwest Wireless to provide plans with various discounts and special offers for College employees. Employees may donate a new, unwrapped toy, select any qualifying Midwest Wireless service plan, and receive an instant rebate on a wireless phone of choice. The Holiday Bonus Pack includes a free wireless phone, free activation, and free Roadgard® Service for three months. Some restrictions apply. Contact Laura McCabe (x6261) or Becky Barnes (x7025) for more information.


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:

  • Dec. 12 -- Carol Sing;
  • Dec. 14 -- Holy Communion, Chaplain Rachel Larson;
  • Dec. 15 -- William Beckstrand;
  • Dec. 16 -- Memorial Service;
  • Dec. 17 -- Morning Praise;
  • Dec. 18 -- Litany for Travelers; and
  • Dec. 19-Jan. 4 -- Christmas Recess.

Retirement Reception Wednesday... All are invited to a retirement reception for Julie Lloyd (institutional advancement) from 8:30-10 a.m. Dec. 17 in Linner Lounge. Come and celebrate Lloyd's 36 years with the College.

Administrator Meeting Wednesday... A meeting for all administrators has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Dec. 17 in the Heritage Room (Banquet Room B). Submit suggestions for agenda items to Jolene Christensen (


Night Writers Reading Tonight... The St. Peter Night Writers, a local writers' group, will read from their writings at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Arts Center of St. Peter, 315 S. Minnesota Ave. Readers will include: Judy Biederman, Kathryn Christenson, Robert Esbjornson, Jeremy Freeman, Hazel Hill, Jan Holte, Mike Hvidsten, Jan Schultz, Bill Shores, and others. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Film Presented Tonight... The St. Peter Public Library, in association with RB Publishing and Film Movement, will show Daniele Luchetti's Ginger and Cinnamon at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 in the St. Peter Community Center, room 217. The film tells the story of two women's self-discovery while vacationing on a Greek isle, where the repressed 30-year-old Stefania reluctantly plays chaperone to her precocious 15-year-old niece, Meggy. This film is not rated and is intended for adult audiences only.

Business After Hours Tuesday... The St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce diplomats invite all Gustavus employees to attend Business After Hours from 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Ruttles, 605 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter. Come for fun, fellowship, networking, and door prizes. There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. To make a reservation, call the chamber office (934-3400). Business After Hours is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month.


The Peer Assistants, for the eighth year in a row, were invited to present a workshop at the National Peer Educator Conference held in Washington, D.C. Facilitating the workshop on alcohol use, gender stereotypes, and sexual assault prevention were: Crystal Gildea, Susan Harding, Luke McGuire, Dave Myers, Lindsey Reimnitz, Lindsay Rude, Zosia Stanley, Taimi Tuomie, Josh Winter, and Jenny Yang. In addition, the Peer Assistants won one of the three "Outstanding Affiliate" awards presented to schools with enrollments of 7,500 or less. Judy Douglas (alcohol and drug education) was presented with an "Outstanding Advisor" award, one of six given nationally to advisors of peer education groups. The Peer Assistants and their advisor compete with over 800 affiliated chapter groups throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Barbara Fister, library, gave an invited presentation, titled "True Lies: Libraries, Research, and the Facts of Fiction," at the Cooperating Libraries in Consortium annual retreat held Nov. 19 at Northwestern College in Roseville. Also, Fister conducted a workshop, with Elizabeth Hutchins of St. Olaf College, for a group of Minnesota liberal arts college reference and instruction librarians on peer mentoring for reflective teaching Dec. 3 at Carleton College.

Jenifer Ward, modern foreign languages and literatures/German, has been elected to a three-year term on the executive committee of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL). ADFL, along with its counterpart in English, is one of two national constituent bodies of the Modern Language Association of America. Ward's term begins Jan. 1.


  • Wilma Bode, mother of Kathryn Bode (education), died Dec. 6. Funeral services were held Dec. 10 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Mankato.
  • Vincent Kuklewski (x99), husband of Elena Paraskova Kuklewski ('99), died Nov. 28 while visiting relatives in Indiana. Funeral services were in Sarasota, FL.
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).


  • Old Main once housed the entire college -- classrooms, dining hall, student rooms, and faculty rooms. It was built in 1876 for $25,000.

To submit items (questions or answers) for consideration in this section, contact Jonathan Kraatz (x7510 or jkraatz


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • Database of Funding Opportunities for Artists... NYFA Source offers free online access to an extensive national database of grants, residencies, publications, and sources of help for artists of all disciplines in dance, design, media, music, theatre and the folk/traditional, literary, performance and visual arts. The search engine allows users to narrow queries by discipline, location, gender, age group, application deadline, and other criteria. For more information or to access the database, go to
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or Current and past editions of Grant Information (aka The Blue Sheet) are available at


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • On Dec. 7, KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) aired a clip on the 10 p.m. news on the Christmas in Christ Chapel service and buffet.
  • On Dec. 3, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis ran a story on study abroad programs at Minnesota colleges and universities. The story included a chart showing that Gustavus ranks fourth in the number of students studying abroad at baccalaureate institutions. The page B1 article was titled "Studying abroad is popular option for Minnesota college students."
  • The December issue of Metro Lutheran ran a story on the Nobel Conference that included quotes by lecturers John Haught, Christian de Duve, and Philip Currie, as well as conference director Tim Robinson (psychology). The page 5 article, written by Kathryn Christenson, was titled "Gustavus Nobel event explores 'story of life.'" Also, on page 13 of this issue, Christmas in Christ Chapel was listed in a calendar of Advent and Christmas music.
  • On Nov. 30, the San Antonio Express-News ran an article on body image with quotes by Jacqueline Alvarez (counseling center). The story, on page 1K of the Metro section, was titled "The mirror doesn't lie, but many women misperceive what they see and become overly critical of their body image," and was written by Marina Pisano.
  • On Nov. 27, the Philanthropy News Digest News published an announcement including news that Gustavus received a grant of more than $200,000 to improve teaching through faculty development. The article was titled "Bush Foundation Announces $5 Million in Grants." For more information, go to

Anyone who has suggested additions for this list, suggestions for potential future media stories, or interest in being a media source should contact News and Information Director Jonathan Kraatz (x7510 or


Building Hours for academic and administrative buildings for Christmas recess are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 18-19; closed Dec. 20-21; 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 22-23; closed Dec. 24-28; 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 29-31; and closed Jan. 1-3. Regular hours will resume at 7 a.m. Jan. 4. For Lund Center hours, call the Red Desk (x6660).

Library Hours for finals and Christmas recess are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 13; 8 a.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 14-17; 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Dec. 18-19; closed Dec. 20-21; 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Dec. 22-23; closed Dec. 24-28; 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Dec. 29-31; and closed Jan. 1-4.


  • The annual Christmas sale continues through Dec. 23.


For Sale: Two tickets are available for purchase for the sold-out show Yo-Yo Ma in Concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in Benson Great Hall at Bethel College. The concert is presented by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. The tickets are $75 each. For more information, call Ashlyn (934-5540).

For Sale: 2000 Ford Explorer Sport with 29,000 miles; four-wheel drive; sunroof; six-CD changer; and leather seats. The blue book value is $15,300; selling for $13,000. If interested, contact Pat (x7538 days or 934-8225 evenings).


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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