The Yellow Sheet for Jan. 22, 2004
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Yellow Sheet Reminder... Due to touring week, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Feb. 5. Publication will resume Feb. 12.
The Gustavus Orchestra Goes to China... The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra will perform in China's two imperial cities: Beijing, the modern capital, and Xian, the ancient capital; and Ju Yong Pass at the Great Wall as part of the American Celebration of Music in China. Concerts are scheduled in seven locations between Jan. 21 and Feb. 6. The orchestra, making their debut in China, has toured throughout the United States, England, Scotland, and Wales.
The concert tour will feature performances by two of the colleges 2003-04 Concerto/Aria Competition winners, showcasing concertos performed by Colin McGuire on violin and by David Adolphson on trombone. The repertoire of this concert includes works by Georges Bizet, Derek Bourgeois, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Max Bruch, Camille Saint-Saens, and Peter Illich Tchaikovski. Upon their return, the orchestra will give a concert at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in Christ Chapel.
Sign up for Continuing Ed Events... The public is invited to the following "continuing education" events:
All events are open to the public; pre-registration is rquired. Register at the St. Peter Community and Family Education Office at 600 S. Fifth St., Suite 207, St. Peter. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. If questions, call that office at 934-3048. These events are Gustavus continuing education programs done in cooperation with the St. Peter Community and Family Education program.
The Administrative Council and the Budget Committee continue framing the college’s next budget to support the priorities outlined by our strategic planning process: strengthening the academic program, building technology, enhancing diversity, and building our revenue base. An additional resource that we will continue to develop and nurture is our relationship to the Church at large and specifically the congregations of the GACAC.
The overall objective of these areas of focus, and the budgeting process as a whole, is to continue improving the learning experience of our students, today and in the years to come.
So, as we move forward with our planning and budgeting, these will be our guides. There will be more specific information available as the process moves forward.
Book Discussion and Music Tonight... "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).
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:
Winter Warm-up Monday... Winter Warm-up, an annual event for seventh and eighth grade Lutheran youths from Mankato area churches, will take place Jan. 26 on campus. The event will include performances by Christian musician Peter Eid, as well as worship, breakout sessions, and free time. The campus community is invited to listen to Eid's performance at 1, 3, or 6 p.m. in Alumni Hall. This event is sponsored by the Office of Church Relations.
Employee Enhancement Days are scheduled for Feb. 3-5. All Gustavus employees are encouraged to participate. All sessions will be held in Alumni Hall, except for the "Lunch and Learn" sessions, which will be held in the Heritage Banquet Room (formerly Banquet Room B) in the Campus Center and the CPR classes, which will be held in Lund Center, room 208. The schedule is as follows:
Those who did not receive the enhancement days brochure should contact Jane Confer (x6165 or email@example.com) for more information and registration.
JFK Lecture Feb. 19... Forty years after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, Americans continue to debate and discuss the events that occurred that day and after. Join David Jones ('83) for "JKF Assassination: The Mystery and Legend," a balanced discussion about the assassination, from 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the St. Peter Community Center, room 217. Jones engages the participants with the basics of the assassination and with background information as to why this event has been so controversial. He presents the material in a way that encourages the audience to participate, to ask questions, and to arrive at their own conclusion as to what happened on that day. Cost is $5. To register, contact the office of St. Peter Community and Family Education at 934-3048 or go to www.stpetercommunityedonline.com).
TIAA-CREF on Campus Feb. 26-27... A TIAA-CREF representative will be available for individual counseling Feb. 26-27 in the Leadholm Conference Room. To schedule an appointment, go to the TIAA-CREF website or call 800/877-6602.
Lisa Heldke, philosophy, and Peg O'Connor, women's studies, have published an anthology, titled Oppression, Privilege and Resistance: Theoretical Perspectives on Racism, Sexism and Heterosexism.
Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host the following retreats: Jan. 29 for Advent Lutheran Church of Maple Grove and Jan.30 for Christ Lutheran Church of Glencoe.
Music in Worship...
Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations.
For more information, contact Brian Beckstrom (x7001).
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For Sale: Older home with a formal dining room; living room with hardwood floors and wood-burning fireplace; 3 bedrooms and bathroom upstairs; double garage; large trees, stream, perennials, and fruit trees; quiet location. Call 934-3650 for details.
For Sale: 1988 Toyota Corolla with 111,394 miles. Best offer. Call 931-4139 or x6081.
For Sale: Nordic Track WalkFit manual treadmill with arm poles. After 5 p.m., call Pat (934-9247).
Free: Size 39 (8.5) pair of Merrell NNN BC Frontier II cross-country ski boots and bindings in good condition. Contact Pam Freeman (x6064 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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