The Yellow Sheet for March 25, 2004
Volume 36, Number 23
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News & AnnouncementsClass Schedule for Inauguration... The class schedule for Friday, April 16 has been condensed to allow the entire Gustavus community to participate in the investiture of Jim Peterson as the 14th president of the college. Classes starting at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. will meet at the regularly scheduled times. All other classes will be shortened to 30 minutes each, with 10 minutes between classes.
Office Coverage During Inauguration... All campus employees are invited to participate in President Jim Peterson's inauguration. Vice presidents will work individually with offices in their divisions on coverage concerns. For more information, contact departmental directors or the respective vice president's office.
Yellow Sheet Reminder... Due to Spring/Easter Break, The Yellow Sheet will not be published April 8. Publication will resume April 15.
Parking Lots to Close... Parking lots are scheduled to be cleaned during the week of April 5-9. Anyone leaving a vehicle on campus over Spring/Easter Break must park in Lot N (lower gravel lot) west of the football stadium. If that lot fills up, park in the red section of Lot P (gravel part), just west of the stadium. Any vehicle not moved to one of these locations will be subject to towing at the owner's expense. For people who will be on campus during Spring/Easter Break, daytime parking regulations (after 7 a.m.) will be as normal; however, the following parking lots will be closed for overnight cleaning as follows:
If questions, contact Safety and Security (x8888).
Ten-Passenger Vans Now Available... The 10-passenger vans are now available for use. The Gustavus-owned 15-passenger vans are in the process of being sold. In addition, 15-passenger vans should no longer be rented when off-campus.
Nominations Sought for Career Center Ambassador... The Career Center asks assistance from the campus community in identifying current sophomores and juniors for the Career Center Ambassador program. Ambassadors host employers doing on-campus recruiting for career and internship opportunities and assist with special events. Successful candidates may be from any major and should be on campus during the 2004-05 academic year. The qualities of successful ambassadors include professional presentation, excellent communication skills, being comfortable when meeting people, enthusiasm, and reliability. E-mail nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 2.
Nominations Sought for Diversity Honors Award... The Diversity Leadership Committee is looking for nominations for the Diversity Honors Award, which recognizes the efforts and accomplishments of a faculty or staff person who embodies and exemplifies the values of diversity at Gustavus. "This award not only recognizes but also fosters future acceptance and integration of all communities in society." For more information, contact the Diversity Center (x7449).
Listen to "Big Band" Music Saturday... The Steve Wright Big Band, Steve Wright's (music) professional big band, can be heard on KBEM radio (88.5 FM, Minneapolis) at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 27 on Jerry Swanberg's "Big Band Scene" broadcast. Wright's group was recorded live Feb. 22 at the Artists' Quarter in St. Paul. The show may also be heard at http://www.jazz88fm.com/ and click on the "listen" control.
Last month the College passed the $100 million target for the Building a Greater Gustavus fundraising campaign. The campus community played an integral part in surpassing this goal, and for that I thank you.
In reaching this target, some key components of the campaign, however, have yet to be fully funded. Most notably are the renovation of Old Main -- to ensure this cornerstone of our campus will continue to serve our students' needs for years to come -- and creation of an endowment(s) to permanently fund faculty development opportunities and programs -- one of the priorities for strengthening the academic program.
Over the next few weeks, volunteers from the faculty, support staff, administration, and student body will coordinate gatherings in each campus building where you can learn what our short- and long-term fundraising priorities are now. Please consider their invitations and help continue to make Gustavus better.
Prepare Ministries Bible Study Tonight... Gary Gilbertson, leader of Prepare Ministries, will speak about Armageddon, the end of the world, and the Left Behind book series at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25 in Linner Lounge.
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:
Matching Tights Concert This Weekend... "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. 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).
Extraordinary PeopleEllis Jones, emeritus professor of economics and management, has been named Welsh Person of the Year by the National Welsh-American Foundation. Jones will receive the Heritage Award Medallion during the Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association's "2004 Festival of Wales" Labor Day weekend in Buffalo, N.Y.
Stacia Senne, marketing and public relations, Jonathan Kraatz, news and information, Ray Thrower, safety and security, and Warren Wunderlich, physical plant, gave a presentation on crisis response and emergency planning on March 16. The discussion was held via teleconference with emergency response team members and executives for the Tastefully Simple corporation based in Alexandria, Minn. The March 1998 Gustavus/St. Peter tornados and the 1999 Texas A & M Bonfire were used as case studies.
Mary Dvorak, sister-in-law of Bernard Hoogenboom (emeritus professor of chemistry), died unexpectedly March 1 in Mount Vernon, Ohio. The funeral service and burial were held March 5 in Mount Vernon.
Michael McDermott, father of Moira McDermott (math and computer science), died March 16 in Highland Park, Ill. Services were held March 20 at Sacred Heart Church in Winnetka, Ill.
Former education professor Ann Lydecker, wife of former psychology professor Bill Lydecker, was killed in a car accident this morning (March 25) near River Falls, Wisc. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, March 29 in Kargas Gym on the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus. Ann Lydecker had been serving as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls since August 2000.To inform the campus community of the loss of a current student or employee or trustee, an emeritus professor or trustee, or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact the president's office (x7538).
Gustavus TidbitsThe Dedication of the Nobel Hall of Science was attended by 26 Nobel laureates, as well as the chairman of the Nobel Foundation board of Stockholm, Sweden, and its executive director. At the time, it was the third-largest gathering of Nobel laureates in history.
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