The Yellow Sheet for Jan. 15, 2004
January 15, 2004 | Volume 36, Number 14
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Letters Sought for Promotion... The following members of the faculty are being considered for promotion during the Spring semester: Anne-Marie Gronhovd (modern foreign languages and literatures/French), Lisa Heldke (philosophy), Greg Kaster (history), and Kate Wittenstein (history). Letters written on behalf of candidates should be addressed to Dean John Mosbo. Letters should address the criteria for promotion as stated in the Faculty Manual. Letters are due by 4 p.m. Feb. 23.
Thanks to the efforts of Kathryn Bode, Debra Pitton and Nadarajan Sethuraju, Gustavus was awarded $50,000 from the National Youth Sports Program Fund. This grant will support a five-week summer athletic and academic enrichment program for approximately 200 low-income youths ages 10-16 from south central Minnesota.
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:
Financial Aid Session Tuesday... Gustavus will host a regional financial aid information night at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Heritage Room in the Campus Center. This is a general session about applying for financial aid for college and is not specific to Gustavus. Other sessions will be held at area colleges and universities between Jan. 21 and Feb. 23. High school juniors and seniors who intend to pursue post-secondary education and their parents are encouraged to attend one of these sessions. For more information, visit www.mafaa.org or www.mheso.state.mn.us or contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance (x7530).
Book Discussion and Music Jan. 22... "Unity in Community -- St. Peter Reads" will continue with a community-wide, author event at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Erin Hart, author of "Haunted Ground," and Paddy O'Brien, acknowledged master of Irish traditional music, will discuss the novel, which is the winter selection by the St. Peter Public Library, along with the traditional Irish music and culture woven throughout the story. Based on the true story of a woman's perfectly-preserved, severed head found in an Irish peat bog, "Haunted Ground" is the first in a planned series of crime novels by Hart set mostly in Ireland, revolving around archaeology, forensics, history, traditional music, and folklore. The novel can be purchased for $19 at the Book Mark, the St. Peter Public Library, the St. Peter Community Center, and Nutter Clothing in St. Peter. For more information, contact Martha Roest (934-7918).
Employee Enhancement Feb. 3-5... Employee Enhancement Days will take place Feb. 3-5. Sessions will run from 8:30 a.m.-noon in Alumni Hall with a "Lunch and Learn" session from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Watch for more details through campus mail. This year, as part of Employee Enhancement Days, CPR training will be offered Feb. 4. A recertification session will be held from 8 a.m.-noon, and a beginner session will be held from noon-4 p.m. Interested employees should contact their supervisor or call Jane Confer (x6165).
Extraordinary PeopleEric Dugdale, classics, presented at the American Philological Association conference in San Francisco. His paper was titled "Of this and that: recognition formulae in Sophocles."
New FacesThe following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
Stanley Hooper, Education
Christer Stoor, Scandinavian Studies
New Support Staff
Congregational OutreachGustavus Youth Outreach trips recently taken include: Jan. 9-10 to Eagan and Jan. 10-11 to Plymouth. 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... Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Brian Beckstrom (x7001).
Gustavus TidbitsFollowing World War II, Gustavus, like many schools across the nation, welcomed to campus young veterans, their wives, and their children. In 1946, the College purchased 15 "expandable trailers" from the government to accommodate vets.
To submit items (questions or answers) for consideration in this section, contact Jonathan Kraatz (x7510 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 Director of News and Information Jonathan Kraatz (x7510 or email@example.com).
Telecommunications UpdatesThe following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2003-04":
A new campus directory will be published in February. For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
For Rent: Large 2-bedroom apartment in a duplex close to campus is available Feb. 1. Rent is $600/month; quiet neighborhood; full-dry basement; and a garage. Owner is interested in renting to Gustavus personnel. Contact Elizabeth Jenner (email@example.com or x7427).
For Rent: One-bedroom apartment in a St. Peter 4-plex. Appliances furnished; laundry on premises; off-street parking. Call 931-5601.
Free: To good home, two well-behaved, loving, and very gentle female cats; spayed and de-clawed; 4-year old sisters from the same litter; both black; mostly indoor cats. Toys and electric litter box included. Must give away because of allergies. Contact Jean or Bill Heidcamp (x7541, x7325, or 934-6769).
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