The Yellow Sheet for Feb. 19, 2004
February 19, 2004 | Volume 36, Number 18
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News & AnnouncementsLibrary Converting to New Catalog System... The Folke Bernadotte Library is moving to a new online catalog system called MnPALS, a statewide library system mandated and funded by the state legislature. The new system already includes the libraries of the University of Minnesota campuses, which underwent system migration last year. Eventually most libraries that were part of PALS will make the transition to the new system.
Although preparations for the migration from WebPALS to MnPALS have been underway for many months, effects of the change are now evident. The online catalog has been "frozen" in order to transfer and review records. Many areas of library service are affected and service may temporarily be slower. See the library's FAQ for more information. Your patience during this transition is appreciated.
Broadcast Saturday... On this week's edition of "Music from Minnesota," WCAL radio (89.3 FM, St. Olaf) will feature the Grieg String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27 from Musica Vitae of Sweden Chamber Orchestra's concert last fall at Gustavus." "Music from Minnesota" will air at 4 p.m. Feb. 21. This performance was part of the Gustavus Artist Series in September 2003.
The Office of Admission received a merit award for its new video/DVD. To view a list of other winners, go to http://www.hmrpublicationsgroup.com/amr%20award%20winners%209%20tv.htm#video 19th Annual Admissions Advertising Award Winners.
Van Training... In order to drive a college-owned 10-passenger van, campus community members must complete the van training session. Training sessions are usually held twice each month. Dates and times are listed on the College Calendar. After successfully completing the two-hour training, participants will be qualified to operate a 10-passenger van. The session includes both classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction. Participants should pre-register by calling Safety and Security (x8809).Ovanlig Nominations due March 12... Nominations for the 2004 Ovanlig Award, that recognizes a junior or senior demonstrating leadership in raising campus awareness of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender concerns, must be submitted by March 12. The primary purpose of this endowed award of $1,100 is to provide encouragement and financial support to young men and women who desire a Gustavus education. Anyone who knows students who fit the criteria should forward their names to Patti Kelly (email@example.com), and an application will be forwarded to the student. Junior and senior Gustavus students may self-nominate by stopping by the dean of students' office for an application.
Promotion Letter Reminder... Letters on behalf of faculty candidates for promotion are due by 4 p.m. Feb. 23 and should be addressed to Dean John Mosbo.
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:
Upcoming Continuing Ed Events... The following "continuing education" lectures that will take place on campus:
These events are open to the public; pre-registration is required. Register at the office of St. Peter Community and Family Education, Suite 200, 600 S. Fifth St., St. Peter. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 934-3048. These events are Gustavus Adolphus College continuing education programs done in cooperation with the St. Peter Community and Family Education program.
Talk Shop Friday... Tom Huber (physics) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2003-04 academic year. His talk, titled "Sound Production in Reed Organ Pipes," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed at http://gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks/.
Black History Month Lecture Wednesday... Darlene Clark Hine from Michigan State University will speak on "Blacks in the Medical and Legal Professions, 1890-1950" at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in Olin Hall, room 103. For more information, contact Kate Wittenstein (x7433).
Pow Wow Feb. 26... The public is invited to the third annual Native American Pow Wow at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in Johnson Hall at the Nicollet County Fairgrounds, 400 Union St., St. Peter. The evening will include traditional dance, music, and costume, as well as vendors selling Native American crafts and products. Dave Larsen, a respected and well-known Dakota from the Morton area, will emcee the event. Buffalo Lake and Eugene Red Day will provide the host drums. This event is free and is sponsored by the Diversity Center. Contact Rebecca Smith (x7449 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
St. David's Day Celebration March 5... Gustavus will host its 31st annual St. David's Day observance with a mini-Gymanfa Ganu (hymn sing), reception, presentation, and luncheon on March 5. The public is invited to this annual celebration honoring St. David, the patron saint of Wales, which is one of the largest such events in North America on or around March 1 (St. David's Day). The mini-Gymanfa Ganu will be held at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel. A massed choir of more than 200 students will assist the congregation in singing four well-known Welsh hymns. Choral directors from the college's music department will direct the 20-minute hymn sing. A Welsh cake reception will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Alumni Hall, and at 11 a.m. in Alumni Hall, Gareth John (geography), will give a talk, titled "Where is Wales?" discussing the geography of Wales and societal changes occurring recently in the country. The St. David's Day observance will conclude with a Welsh luncheon at noon in a Campus Center Banquet Room. Reservations for the luncheon and reception ($12.50 per person) should be made with the Office of Special Events, c/o Dana Lamb (x7520 or email@example.com). Checks should be made payable to Gustavus Adolphus College. The reservation deadline is March 1.
Safe Zone Training March 10... Safe Zone is a program designed to create a more open and supportive environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied (GLBTQA) individuals at Gustavus. New and improved, this year's program will include puppet shows, interactive theater and a newly designed booklet of local resources. The training will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 10 in a Campus Center banquet room. All are invited.
Free Yoga Next Week... St. Peter Yoga and Dance Studio is offering free yoga classes Feb. 23-28. The schedule is:
The studio is located at 112 Grace St. in St. Peter above the Thrift Store. Use the Grace Street entrance. Contact Tressa Bushaw (934-4433).
Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages and literatures/German, had a haiku published in Japan by Mainichi Daily News in the monthly haiku selection (No. 656) of Feb. 1, 2004.
Pamela Kittelson, biology, was invited to give a research seminar for the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Her talk was titled "Genetic structure in plant populations." She also was invited to the Department of Biology at Colorado State University, Pueblo, to speak on the "Influence of gene flow and natural selection on genetic architecture."
John McKay, music, gave a Master Class Feb. 15 to students at St. Joseph's School of Music in St. Paul.
Gustavus Youth Outreach scheduled for Feb. 21-22 at Ortonville. 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).
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