The Yellow Sheet for March 25, 2004

March 25, 2004 | Volume 36, Number 23

Volume 36, Number 25

News & Announcements
President's Corner
Upcoming Events
Extraordinary People
Position Openings
Gustavus Tidbits
Funding Opps
In the Media
Telecommunications Updates
Calendar of Events
Submit an Item Online

News & Announcements

Class 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 Due to Spring/Easter Break, The Yellow Sheet will not be published April 8.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:

  • Lots closed from 11:30 p.m. April 5-7 a.m. April 6
    • Lot A (green) -- between Norelius, Lund, and flagpoles
    • Lot A (red and yellow) -- between Norelius, Lund, and flagpoles
    • Lot E -- Fine Arts and Interpretive Center
    • Lot G -- North, Link, and Sorensen
  • Lots closed from 11:30 p.m. April 6-7 a.m. April 7
    • Visitor Lot -- east of Lot A
    • Lot B -- south of Lund
    • Lot C -- Olin lot (north of Prairie View)
    • Lot M -- Uhler
    • Lot L -- Swanson Tennis Center
    • Lot O -- Chapel circle
  • Lots closed from 11:30 p.m. April 7-7 a.m. April 8
    • Lot J -- Nobel
    • Lot I -- Heating Plant
    • Lot H -- Rundstrom
    • Lot F -- Wahlstrom
    • Lot K -- College View
    • Lot D -- west of Bjorling/south of Prairie View
    • Lot Q -- Arbor View
    • Lot R -- Pittman

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 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 and click on the "listen" control.

President's Corner

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:

  • March 26 -- Elizabeth Johnsrud, Luke 21:1-4
  • March 28 -- 5th Sunday in Lent, Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • March 29 -- Chaplain Brian Johnson, Job 38:1-11
  • March 30 -- Tim Kennedy, Luke 13:1-9
  • March 31 -- Lenten Liturgy
  • April 1 -- Choir of Christ Chapel, Totentanz
  • April 2 -- Taizé Service
  • April 4 -- No Chapel, Spring/Easter Break

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 People

Ellis 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).

Position Openings

  • Administrative Assistant, Admission Office
  • Residential Technology and Helpline Coordinator, Information Technology
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).

Gustavus Tidbits

The 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.

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:
  • Academic Research Enhancement Grants Available... The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) grants to support faculty/student research projects in the biomedical and behavioral sciences at institutions that have not been major recipients of NIH research grant funds. These awards enable scientists to receive support for small research projects, either for feasibility studies, pilot studies, and other small-scale programs that would provide data preliminary to a traditional research project or as support for an ongoing program of research. A maximum of $150,000 in direct costs may be awarded for a period of up to three years. The deadlines are May 25, Sept. 25, and Jan. 25. For more information, see the September 2003 issue of Grant Information at (click on the Bookmarks tab on the left side of the page, then under Government Opportunities).
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:
  • The following stories were published on Ellis Jones (emeritus professor of economics and management) who has been selected Welsh Person of the Year by the National Welsh American Foundation (NWAF):
    • The February 2004 issue of The Eagle and the Dragon, the NWAF newsletter, published a front-page story, titled "NWAF to Honor Dr. Ellis Jones."
    • On March 1, the Ninnau, the North American Welsh Newspaper, featured a front-page story, titled "NWAF to Honor Dr. Ellis J. Jones, Educator, and Organizer of Welsh Culture."
  • Canadian Broadcasting has featured selections of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra's CD, titled Winds Across the Sea recently. Al Behrends (fine arts) believes this is "the first time we've been broadcast in Canada." The following pieces were broadcast:
    • J.P. Sousa's Hands Across the Sea was broadcast Feb. 7
    • Harry Breuer's Back Talk was broadcast March 20
  • On March 18, the St. Peter Herald published a front-page story on Al Quie's visit to St. Peter that included a color photograph of Quie with student Kate Neely.
  • On March 18, Investor's Business Daily published an article on Patsy Sherman ('52) and her career with 3M.
  • On March 20, the San Francisco Chronicle ran a story, titled "Green goes glamorous: Innovators take environmentally sound materials out of the realm of hippiedom." The article described Stanley Shetka's (art and art history) invention of ShetkaStone.
  • On March 20, The Free Press of Mankato's "Our View" on the opinion page included a "thumb's up" for the wind-power study at Gustavus.
  • On March 21, The Free Press of Mankato published an article on a conference for the deaf and hard-of-hearing that took place last weekend in Mankato that included mention of hands-on assistance from Gustavus students.

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":
  • Stephanie Marsh, Dining Service, x7608 (delete)
For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or


For Sale: Two-story brick Italiante 1880 home with 4 bedrooms and one-and-a-half baths on the second floor; one bedroom and a bath on the first floor. Living, dining, and family rooms, kitchen, and laundry on the first floor. Also has attic, basement, attached garage, deck, and storage shed. Property is on a corner on two lots. If interested, call 934-3036 and leave a message with a phone number and a convenient time to be reached.

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; quiet location. Call 934-3650 for details.

For Sale: Timeshare at Telemark Resort in Wisconsin. Call 931-4139 for details.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Book Mark will have extended store hours for Christmas in Christ Chapel weekend.
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
Men's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
Winter Gear Drive
Women's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Gustie Day Campus Center
noon to 2:15 p.m. Holiday Buffet during Christmas in Christ Chapel Rooms in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Macalester Peter, Minn.
16 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Women's Hockey at Saint Mary's, Minn.
2:304:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2022: Celestial Wonder, Joy Unfolding Chapel

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

The Yellow Sheet is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the news and information staff in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations. It is published weekly during the academic year (except during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Touring, Spring/Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items by filling out an online submission form. While online, e-mail submissions are preferred, items may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send "snail mail" items to: The Yellow Sheet, Office of Marketing and Public Relations. Items must reach the office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The week of Nobel Conference the deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, contact Barb Booren ( or x6213).

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