The Yellow Sheet for Jan. 22, 2004

January 22, 2004 | Volume 36, Number 15

Volume 36, Number 17

News & Announcements
President's Corner
Upcoming Events
Extraordinary People
Position Openings
Congregational Outreach
Gustavus Tidbits
Funding Opps
In the Media
Book Mark Bits
Calendar of Events
Submit an Item Online

News & Announcements

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 Due to touring week, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Feb. 5.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:

  • "An Inside View of the Fight Against Terrorism" by Tom Maertens will be presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Interpretive Center. Maertens will present slides, with commentary, describing the fight against terrorism. The cost is $5.
  • A "Valentine's Day Celebration" will be offered at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 in a Campus Center Banquet Room. Candlelight dinner will be followed with music by Barbara's Shop Quartet (that appeared at the Prairie Home Companion event last spring on campus) and a string quartet comprised of students from the Gustavus orchestras. The cost is $14.
  • Dinner and the 1920s play "Good News," directed by Rob Gardner, will be offered at 6:15 p.m. Feb. 27 in a Campus Center Banquet Room. The cost is $18.50.

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.

President's Corner

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:

  • Jan. 23 -- Barb Larson Taylor
  • Jan. 25 -- Chaplain Brian Johnson
  • Jan. 26 -- Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Jan. 27 -- Kari Lipke
  • Jan. 28 -- Morning Praise
  • Jan. 29 -- Carol Lawrence
  • Jan. 30 -- Mark Dennis

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:

Feb. 3
8:10 a.m. -- Doors open for refreshments
8:30 a.m. -- Greetings from the President's Office
8:35 a.m. -- "History of Gustavus Adolphus College" by Kirk Beyer (human resources)
9:45 a.m. -- "An Update on Campus Planning and Future Projects" by Warren Wunderlich (physical plant)
10:45 a.m. -- Break
11a.m. -- "Body Maintenance" by Denise Jerome, physical therapist
12:15 p.m. -- "Healthy Choices in Diet and Nutrition," a "Lunch and Learn" session by June Kloubec (health and exercise science). The cost is $6.50.

Feb. 4
8-11a.m. -- CPR re-certification training (must register by Jan. 30)
12-4 p.m. -- CPR initial certification training (must register by Jan. 30)

Feb. 5
8:10 a.m. -- Doors open for refreshments
8:30 a.m. -- "The Power of You! Inspiring the Best in Other People with the Best of You" by Robin Getman, speaker, trainer, and humorist
10:30 a.m. -- Break
10:45 a.m. -- "Living a Civil Life -- Doing Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You" by Jane Confer (ombudsperson)
12:15 p.m. -- "Breathing, Stretching, Strengthening, and Imagery as Tools for Caring for Yourself," a "Lunch and Learn" session by Michele Rusinko (theatre and dance). The cost is $6.50.

Those who did not receive the enhancement days brochure should contact Jane Confer (x6165 or 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

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.


Kevin Birr, dining service and head resident, along with his teammates, won a berth in the U.S. curling championships that will be held Feb. 28-March 6 in Grand Forks.

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.


  • Bakery staff, Dining Service
  • Financial assistance clerk, Student Financial Assistance
  • Plumber, Physical Plant
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


Preaching in Congregations... Mark Granquist (religion) will preach Jan. 25 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Randolph. This program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.

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).


Rundstrom Hall was completed in 1939 and named for Dr. Inez Rundstrom, the first woman to graduate from Augustana College (1885), who was professor of French and mathematics at Gustavus (1894-1942 and head of the mathematics department (1915-1942).

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


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • Travel funding for dance, theatre, and visual arts... The Jerome Foundation's Travel and Study Grant Program supports periods of travel for artists for the purpose of study and professional development. Supported activities might include the experience of seeing artistic work outside of Minnesota, time for reflection and individualized study, the development of collaborations, and research leading to the creation of new work. Awards range from up to $1,200 for travel of three to six days to up to $5,000 for trips of one week or longer. This year's eligible disciplines include dance, theatre, and visual arts. Applicants must have lived in Minnesota for at least one year. The deadline is March 8. For more information, see Click on Applications, then MN Travel and Study.
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. 22, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis published an article, titled "Making headway in teaching peace," that mentioned Gustavus and appeared on page A17, the Commentary page.
  • On Jan. 21, KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) aired a story on the 6 and 10 p.m. news on the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra's departure from campus for its concert tour to China. The story included quotes by Al Behends (fine arts).
  • The following stories ran on the "Unity in Community -- St. Peter Reads" event on campus:
    • On Jan. 20, The Free Press of Mankato ran a story on the front page of the Currents section, titled "Reading bug spreads," including quotes by Judy Schultz (Book Mark).
    • On Jan. 15, the St. Peter Herald published a front-page story titled "St. Peter Reads to Welcome Author."
  • On Jan. 19, KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) aired a story on the 6 and 10 p.m. news on the College's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.
  • On Jan 18, The Free Press of Mankato ran a story on student Anna Marsh. The article ran on the front page of The Valley section and was titled "Gustavus student gets ministry scholarship."
  • On Jan. 15, the Nordstjernan included an article and black and white photograph of the 2003 St. Lucia and her court. The page 7 story was titled "Gustavus Adolphus College Lucia."
  • On Jan. 15, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis published a story on men's basketball coach Mark Hanson and a black and white photograph of Hanson. The story ran on the front page of the Sports section, was titled "Preparation is key to Hanson's Gusties," and included quotes by Hanson and Bob Erdman ('56 and former men's basketball coach).
  • On Jan. 14, The Free Press of Mankato published an article that included quotes by Don Ostrom (political science). The page A8 story was titled "Hottinger views ouster with a sense of relief."

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


  • The Book Mark is offering a selection of books at half price. Books from the religion, nature and environment, and regional sections, and Christmas books are on the sale table. The sale ends Jan. 30.


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


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
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 Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
Tickets for Theatre & Dance Productions
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
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
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the cross Chapel
12:302 p.m. The Arts Administration Salon Series Studio Arts, Lecture Hall (LEC)
4:306:30 p.m. "Indigenous Salon" featuring Artist Marlena Myles, Public Reception at Schaefer Gallery of Art Art Gallery
Tomorrow "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art

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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