The Yellow Sheet for March 18, 2004

March 18, 2004 | Volume 36, Number 22

Volume 36, Number 24

News & Announcements
Grant News
Upcoming Events
Off-Campus Events
Extraordinary People
Congregational Outreach
Gustavus Tidbits
Funding Opps
In the Media
Telecommunications Updates
Calendar of Events
Submit an Item Online

News & Announcements

Inauguration Responses... The Office of Marketing and Public Relations/Special Events is still accepting response cards for the presidential inauguration. If questions, call Dana Lamb (x7520). To view inauguration information, go to or click on the Presidential Inauguration button on the Gustavus homepage.

Nominations Sought for Faculty Awards... All faculty, administrators, support staff, and students are invited to nominate one faculty member each for the following awards:

  • The Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching is the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for teaching.
  • The Gustavus Faculty Scholarly Accomplishment Award is a new award intended to be the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for distinguished scholarly accomplishments.
  • The Gustavus Faculty Service Award is a new award intended to be the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for distinguished service activities, either on- or off-campus.

Complete the paper nomination forms distributed through the campus post office or the online nomination forms. Deadline for nomination submissions is April 16.

Forensics Showcase Tonight... The campus community is invited to a showcase featuring the national-award winning Evan Anderson Forum (speech and debate team) from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 18 in the St. Peter and Heritage Banquet rooms in the Campus Center. Feel free to stop by at any time during the evening to hear presentations ranging from interpretation of dramatic literature to persuasive speaking.

Need Business Cards? If so, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations. The office orders business cards for members of the faculty, staff, and administration. While the public relations staff provides this service, it does not pay for the cards. To place an order any time throughout the year, contact Barb Booren (x6213).

Faculty and Administrator Retreat Sign Up... The sign-up deadline for the Faculty and Administrator Church and College Retreat is Friday, March 19. The retreat is March 26-27 at Shalom Hill Farm near Windom, Minn. Chris Johnson (vocational reflection) and Rachel Larson (chaplains) will lead the retreat on "Sabbath: Rest, Reflection, Renewal." Participants will leave campus at 4:30 p.m. Friday and return by 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Transportation is available. If interested in participating in the retreat, contact Florence Amamoto ( The retreat is sponsored by the Center for Vocational Reflection.


Don Scheese (English) has been awarded $5,000 from the National Endowment of the Humanities for the Summer Stipend Program for a book project, titled "The Allure of the Anasazi: Representations of Ancestral Puebloans in Art and Literature." This summer grant will allow Scheese to do further fieldwork, writing, and archival research in Chaco Canyon National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico, the spiritual and ceremonial center of Anasazi culture.


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:

  • March 19 -- Building Bridges
  • March 21 -- 4th Sunday in Lent, Chaplain Brian Johnson
  • March 22 -- Anita Hill, Matthew 9:9-13
  • March 23 -- Steve Kjellgren, Luke 15:1-7
  • March 24 -- Lenten Liturgy
  • March 25 -- Ellen Doyle, Luke 19:1-10
  • March 26 -- Elizabeth Johnsrud, Luke 21:1-4
  • March 28 -- 5th Sunday in Lent, Chaplain Rachel Larson

Talk Shop Friday... Deborah Goodwin (religion) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2003-04 academic year. Goodwin will present "Going Native? Medieval Christian Hebraism, postcolonially speaking" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 19 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

Building Bridges Conference Friday and Saturday... The ninth annual Building Bridges Conference will be held March 19-20 on campus. This year's theme, titled "Building Community," emphasizes working together and resolving conflict in our own communities and complements last year's theme of international conflict resolution. The conference is open to the public. The schedule can be viewed at The annual Building Bridges conference is a student-led, student-initiated diversity conference organized to promote mutual respect and understanding of diversity and to deal with diversity in a proactive, social, and informative way.

Matching Tights Concert March 26-28... "Roots, Wings and Prayers," the 2004 spring performance by the Matching Tights Dance Company, will be performed at 8 p.m. March 26-27 and 2 p.m. March 28 in Anderson Theatre. The concert opens with "That Which Bends You Low," choreographed by Maria Gomez Tierney (theatre and dance). Senior Hillary Duke will perform "Mourning," choreographed by Michele Rusinko (theatre and dance). Next, dancers from the Apprentice Dance Company will perform the whimsical M and M's, choreographed by Rusinko, that includes colorful costumes and a musical score played on a telephone and a rubber band. Senior Ashleigh Penrod will be featured in "Grace" that premiered in the December 2003 Shared Space concert. Heidi Hauser Jasmin, director of the Hauser Dance Company, choreographed "Daycare," a presentation with six dancers and six large beanbag chairs. Liza Nichole Decoteau (institutional advancement/grants) choreographed "8, 2, three, 6." Inspired by the work of Merce Cunningham, Decoteau used "chance" as a method of making artistic choices in creating this piece. Decoteau, Rusinko, and Tierney perform in "The Narrow Door," choreographed by Rusinko. The concert closes with "Spy Chics," choreographed by guest artist and recent McKnight Fellowship recipient Paula Mann. Tickets for the concert are required as all seats are reserved. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available by calling the ticket center (x7590).


"Raja" Showing April 8... The St. Peter Public Library will present "Raja," a French film, at 7 p.m. April 8 at the St. Peter Community Center, room 217.


Lisa Heldke, philosophy, presented a paper, titled "A DuBoisian Proposal for Persistently White Colleges," at the national meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy in Birmingham, Ala.

Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages and literatures/German, contributed his paper, titled "Beobachtungen zur deutschen Rechtschreibreform," at the 16th Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages and Literatures March 4-6. The paper is written on the current spelling reform in the German speaking countries of Europe and will be printed in the next issue of Mitteilungen des Pegnesischen Blumenordens, the journal of the oldest German language society. Ludwig also had a German haiku and the translation of a Japanese haiku by Yukio Kotani, Risshô University, published in HI, the magazine of Haiku International Association (No. 54, 2004, 8, 30). Currently, some of Ludwig's English haiku are being translated into Serbian for publication in Yugoslavia.


Preaching in Congregations... Mark Granquist (religion) will give a two-part presentation on "Cults, Sects, and New Religions Movements" March 21 and 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna. 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 a two-night retreat beginning March 19 for a group of women from Epiphany Lutheran Church in Eagle Lake.

Music in Worship... Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Brian Beckstrom (x7001).


  • The A.H. Anderson Social Science Center was originally built in 1948 as the campus library. It became the social science center in 1973 after the new library opened.

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:
  • Artist Residencies Available... The Yaddo Mansion artists' community offers residencies to creative artists including highly qualified writers, visual artists, composers, choreographers, performance artists, filmmakers, and video artists. Qualified applicants must be working at a professional level in their fields. Residencies vary in length from two weeks to two months with an average stay of five weeks. There is no residency fee. Limited funds are available for travel expenses or equipment rental. Separate funds are available to provide financial aid for writers. Deadlines are Aug. 1, 2004 (for residencies taking place anytime from late October to May) and Jan. 15, 2005 (for residencies taking place anytime from mid-May to February). 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 March 4, Nordstjernan published an article on the Scandinavian Retreat held in mid-February in Fall Creek, Wis. Student Gillian Dawson and Roland Thorstensson (Scandinavian studies) organized the retreat. Thorstensson was quoted in the story, and student Anna Poganski and Krister Stoor (Scandinavian studies) were shown in black and white photographs included in the article.
  • On March 15, The Free Press of Mankato published an article on the college’s wind test tower. The front-page story, titled “St. Peter study enjoying windy conditions,” included quotes by President Jim Peterson, Bob Douglas (geography), and Chuck Niederriter (physics).

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 following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2003-04":
  • Erin DeBlieck, Admission, x7677 (change)
  • Carol Solberg, Admission, x7677 (deletion)
  • Gerald Willaert, Physical Plant, x7624, (addition)
For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or


For Rent: Furnished four-bedroom home with finished basement available July 1, 2004 -Jan. 31, 2005. Rent is $750 per month plus utilities. For more information, contact Tom LoFaro (

For Rent: Two-bedroom home located on Lake Washington is available to a Gustavus staff member for the 2004-05 academic year for $650 per month. The home is semi-furnished to furnished and includes a washer, dryer, dishwasher, and other amenities. The price includes cable television and one-half of the heat and electricity. Call 952/758-3430.

Volunteer Needed: The St. Peter Public Library is looking for a volunteer to help maintain their fresh water aquariums. Contact Beth Eibs ( or x7334) for details.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Festival of St. Lucia luncheon tickets on sale
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
Save the date - Gustavus Employee Holiday Party
Volunteers needed to work shifts at Holiday Party
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
12:301:30 p.m. DEIB: Gender Identity/Pronouns "What's the difference between my sex and my gender?" (Lunch and Learn)'s Dining Room (PDR)
2:303:30 p.m. INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3 Dining Room (PDR), Jackson Campus Center
57 p.m. Destress Fest with the PAs Room
67:15 p.m. INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3 Dining Room (PDR), Jackson Campus Center
68 p.m. DIY Hot Chocolate Making Event Cafe
7 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts St. Olaf Peter, Minn.
7 p.m. Women's Basketball at St. Olaf, Minn.

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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