The Yellow Sheet for Jan. 15, 2004

January 15, 2004 | Volume 36, Number 14

Volume 36, Number 16

News & Announcements
President's Corner
Grant News
Upcoming Events
Extraordinary People
New Faces
Congregational Outreach
Gustavus Tidbits
Funding Opps
In the Media
Telecommunications Updates
Calendar of Events
Submit an Item Online

News & Announcements

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.


[Editor's note: This is a bi-weekly feature and will continue next week.]


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:

  • Jan. 16 -- John Grinnell
  • Jan. 18 -- Chaplain Rachel Larson, second Sunday in Epiphany
  • Jan. 19 -- Joe Carter
  • Jan. 20 -- Rob Gardner
  • Jan. 21 -- Morning Praise
  • Jan. 22 -- Stewart Flory
  • Jan. 23 -- Barb Larson Taylor
  • Jan. 25 -- Chaplain Brian Johnson, third Sunday in Epiphany

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 or 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 People

Eric 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 Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
    New Faculty
    Stanley Hooper, Education
    Christer Stoor, Scandinavian Studies

    New Support Staff
    Jeannie Jensen, Faculty Development Program

Congregational Outreach

Gustavus 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 Tidbits

Following 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

Funding Opps

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • NSF Research Project Funding...The NSF's C-RUI program provides support for cross-disciplinary research projects that require contributions from biology and at least one other disciplinary area. This program is intended to catalyze a cultural change in undergraduate research and education by establishing innovative models for collaboration that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. A cross-disciplinary research group must consist of three or more faculty and up to 10 undergraduates from predominantly undergraduate institution(s). The deadline is June 15. For more information, see
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 Jan. 13, KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) broadcast a story on the College's honor code. Student Josh Williams was interviewed.
  • On Jan. 11, The Free Press of Mankato published the following articles:
    • An article on Gustavus student Josh Williams and a black and white photograph of him. The story, published on the front page of The Valley section, was titled "GA leader picked to travel to Israel."
    • A story on Gustavus students traveling abroad, including mention of Dan Smith and Colin McGuire and quotes by Jesse Brauer. The article, titled "GA athletes get worldly education," was published on the front page of the Sports section.
    • A feature on the College's honor code, including quotes by Mark Braun (associate dean), Darrell Jodock (religion), and student Will Sutor. The page B5 story was titled "Gustavus students make honor pledge."
  • On Jan. 9, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis published a story on Ivy Bernhardson ('73) who was recently named as General Counsel to the Hazelden Foundation.
  • On Jan. 1, the St. Peter Herald published a color photograph of the 2003 St. Lucia and her court.

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

Telecommunications Updates

The following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2003-04":
  • Trina Keller, Education/Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, x7457, (addition for January Term only)
  • Krister Stoor, Scandinavian Studies, x6137, (addition for January Term only)
  • Karen Wilkerson, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, x7390, (addition for January Term only)
  • Michael Wilson, Sports Information, x8411 (change)

A new campus directory will be published in February. For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or


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 ( 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).

Calendar of Events

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.

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