The Yellow Sheet for April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004 | Volume 36, Number 24

Volume 36, Number 26

News & Announcements
Upcoming Events
Off-Campus Events
Extraordinary People
Position Openings
Gustavus Tidbits
Funding Opps
In the Media

Book Mark Bits
Calendar of Events
Submit an Item Online

News & Announcements

Community Budget Meeting... A community-wide presentation and discussion of the College budget for 2004-05 will be held at 10:30 a.m. April 20 in Alumni Hall. President Jim Peterson will outline the objectives for the upcoming budget, discuss how they will be met, convey areas most effected by change, and provide basic salary iinformation. Please plan to attend; a summary will be posted in The Yellow Sheet on April 22.

Mail Security Improved... Authorities are currently investigating mail-handling procedures for incoming mail at the College. Mail is continuing to be processed as usual. The efficient, timely, and secure handling of community mail is a priority of the Office of College Postal Services and its employees. Additional steps are being taken to improve security in mail handling. If anyone has questions or concerns regarding the processing of mail or changes being implemented, contact Director of Postal Services Naomi Quiram (x7599 or

Tenure Service Set... The following persons will be installed as tenured members of the faculty at 10 a.m. Friday, April 16 during Chapel:

  • Mark Bjelland -- Department of Geography
  • Leila Brammer -- Department of Communication Studies
  • Michael Ferragamo -- Department of Biology
  • Nancy Hanway -- Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
  • Thomas LoFaro -- Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Moira McDermott -- Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Amy Seham -- Department of Theater and Dance
  • Suzanne Wilson -- Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Faculty Award Nominations Reminder... All faculty, administrators, support staff, and students are reminded to submit their paper (sent to campus mailboxes) or online nomination forms for the faculty awards by Friday, April 16. More information on these awards is available in last week's issue of The Yellow Sheet.

Promotion Nomination Deadline... The deadline for nominations of those who wish to be considered for promotion in Spring 2005 is 4 p.m. Thursday, April 15. Letters of nomination should be sent to the dean of the faculty's office.

Spring Break Building Announcement... Safety and Security will lock all academic buildings at 6 p.m. Friday, April 2. All academic buildings, unless otherwise requested, will remain locked until 6 a.m. Sunday, April 11. Students requiring access to campus buildings during this time period will need to have a "Permission for Admittance Card" issued by a faculty or staff member. Additional cards can be requested from Deb Swanberg (x8809). Administrative buildings will be open during normal business hours April 5-9. If the closing schedule conflicts with programming needs, contact Swanberg to make the necessary changes.

G.I.V.E. Day April 17... Three hundred people are needed to volunteer for G.I.V.E. (Gustie In Volunteer Endeavors) Day from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 17. Sign up by Tuesday, April 6 by using the yellow form sent through campus mail. Extra forms are available in the Community Service Center. Project sites include the Treemendous Playground, St. Peter Community Garden, downtown St. Peter, CADA House, Salvation Army, Green Valley Mobile Home Park, individual homeowner sites, and others.

Yellow Sheet Reminder... Due to Spring/Easter Break, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Thursday, April 8. Publication will resume Thursday, April 15.

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 40 minutes (this is a correction from 30 minutes noted in last week's issue of The Yellow Sheet), with 10 minutes between classes. The revised schedule is as follows:

Normal Start Time Adjusted Start Time
10:30-11:20 a.m. 10:30-11:10 a.m.
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 11:20 a.m.-12 p.m.
12:30-1:20 p.m. 12:10-12:50 p.m.
1:30-2:20 p.m. 1-1:40 p.m.
2:30-3:20 p.m. 1:50-2:30 p.m.

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.

Parking Reminder... 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 parking lots will be closed for overnight cleaning as was listed in last week's issue of The Yellow Sheet.


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:

  • April 2 -- Taizé Service
  • April 4-12 -- No Chapel, Spring/Easter Break
  • April 13 -- Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • April 14 -- Morning Praise
  • April 15 -- Clothesline Project, William Holmquist
  • April 16 -- Tenure Installation, Bishop Jon Anderson
  • April 18 -- 2nd Sunday in Easter, Chaplain Rachel Larson

Faculty Forum April 20... Clark Ohnesorge (psychology) will present the final talk in this year's Faculty Forum series from 5:30-6:55 p.m. April 20 in the Campus Center banquet rooms. When considering how the brain instantiates the wide variety of perceptual and conceptual states that constitute our human experience, the issue of specialization or localization of processing is often in the forefront. Studies of hemispheric specialization simply ask the rather broadly posed question "Is one side of the brain more suited for a task than the other?" In his presentation, titled "About Face: Using Morphed Images to Evaluate Hemispheric Differences in Self-Recognition," Ohnesorge will discuss previous research , both case studies and experimental, and then talk about studies he has conducted at Gustavus that reveal surprising new facts about commonplace competence. There will be a buffet dinner, including vegetarian fare; cost is $5 per person. All faculty and staff, as well as retirees, are invited to come with a guest. R.S.V.P. with payment to Jean Heidcamp by April 16.

Off-campus Events of Interest

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

Extraordinary People

Students to Compete at National Forensics Tournament... Students Brandon Gillette, Andrea Carlile, Katherine Johansen, Gregory Gorham, Rebecca Kuehl, and Catherine Schoeneck, all members of the 2003-04 Gustavus Forensics Team, have qualified for the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament to be held April 2-5 in Long Beach, Calif.

Student and Graduates Achieve NSF Honorable Mention... The National Science Foundation has granted honorable mention status, as part of its Graduate Research Fellowship program for 2004, to Steven Backues, 2003 graduate, Louisa Kempema, 2003 graduate, Alyson Brandt, 2002 graduate, and current student Kimberly McArthur.

Lisa Heldke, philosophy, was one of the plenary speakers at "Epistemologies of Ignorance," a conference sponsored by the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State University. Her paper was titled "Farming Made Her Stupid."

David Koppenhaver, education, presented two literacy sessions for parents and educators at the recent meeting of the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress in Worcester.

Horst Ludwig, modern languages, literatures, and cultures/German, had his haiku, the only Western haiku, used in an article on haiku, titled "Die Kunst, den Augenblick in Worte zu fassen" ("The art of shaping the moment in words"), by Stefan Wolfschütz in the journal Publik-Forum: Zeitung kritischer Christen (Public forum: Critical Christians' newspaper) dated Jan. 30.

Roger McKnight, Scandinavian studies, published two texts, including "Vilhelm Moberg" in the book Multicultural Writers since 1945, An A-to-Z Guide (Greenwood Press, 2004) and "Death at Kansas Lake: A Study of Justice and Frontier Culture in Swedish America," Parts I and II, in the Swedish-American Historical Quarterly (October 2003 and January 2004).

Jenifer Ward, modern languages, literatures, and cultures/German, served as an external reviewer for the German department at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.


Richard Leitch, Sr., father of Richard Leitch (political science) died Monday, March 29 in Lewes, Del. Services will be held in Delaware.

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

    • Grants Associate, Corporate and Foundation Relations
    For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).

    Gustavus Tidbits

    During the College's early years, a bell rang at 5:45 a.m. to awaken students. At night, all lights had to be out by 10:30 p.m.

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

    Funding Opps

    The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
    • Research Publication Grants... The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers eight-week Summer/Short-term Research Publication Grants for women college faculty to prepare research for publication. The award is $6,000. Applicants must have received their doctorates by the application deadline of Nov. 15, 2004. For more information, see (click on American Fellowships). Note that the website will have updated applications after Aug. 1.
    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

    In the Media

    Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
    • Several stories were aired and published regarding the March 25 death of Ann Lydecker (former professor of education).
    • On March 25, The Free Press of Mankato featured a story on the current exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art, titled "The vernacular of southern black art." The article ran on the front page of the Currents section and included quotes by Don Myers (art and Hillstrom Museum) and two color photographs.
    • On March 25, the St. Peter Herald ran a story, titled "First female Zamboni driver takes to the ice at Gustavus." The article included a black and white photograph of student Danielle Ringold on the Zamboni and several quotes by her.
    • The March 25 issue of the Herald also ran a story on the ATHENA Award finalists. A biography and black and white photograph of finalist Nancy Baker (emeritus professor of health and exercise science) was included.
    • On March 26, the St. Cloud Times published a story on Elizabeth Baer (English) who presented "Sexual Abuse in the Lodz Ghetto: Lucille Eichengreen Remembers" that day at St. Cloud State University.
    • On March 28, the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram published a story on Steve Wilkinson's (men's tennis coach) Tennis and Life Camps and included two color photographs, one of participants and one of Wilkinson.
    • On March 29, the Associated Press ran a story, titled "Tornadoes struck Minnesota River Valley six years ago today" that aired and published in several media.
    • On April 1, The Free Press of Mankato published a front-page article, including a color photograph, on the vigil held in Christ Chapel celebrating the discovery of former Gustavus student Audrey Seiler. The story, titled "Gustavus celebrates ex-student's survival," included quotes by students Heidi Gruenhagen and Jennifer Lemmage.
    • On April 1, the St. Peter Herald published a story with quotes by Karen Larson (anthropolgy and interdisciplinary studies) on the Ohio sniper suspect and whether he is mentally ill.
    • The Saint Peter Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber News, a supplement to the April 1 Herald, printed an open invitation to President Jim Peterson's inauguration on April 16 and a black and white photograph of Peterson.
    • The April issue of Metro Lutheran included the following stories:
      • "Gibson Film Splits Religious Community" appeared on the front page and included quotes by Darrell Jodock (religion)
      • "New Gustavus President has Twin Cities Ties," about President Jim and Susan Peterson, on page 9
    • The April issue of Mpls. St. Paul Magazine published the following articles:
      • Gustavus Library Associates' Royal Affair held in November, including several color photographs of those in attendance
      • Steve Heitzig's Nobel Symphony which premiered in 2001 on campus that VocalEssence will perform April 18 at the Twin Cities reception during President Jim Peterson's inaugural weekend

    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


    Library Hours for Spring Break are 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Friday, April 2; closed Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4; 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday, April 5-Thursday, April 8; and closed Friday, April 9-Sunday, April 11.

    Book Mark Bits

    Nita Aasen, a public health nurse in St. Peter and former nursing faculty at Gustavus, has published a book to help parents deal with the death of a child. Her husband, Paul, was an administrator here for many years. Living Still, Loving Always: Essays of a Bereaved Parent. Living with Permission to Mourn details the struggle Nita and husband Paul (financial aid - retired) faced following the deaths of two sons in an automobile accident almost 10 years ago. Copies of the book are currently available at The Book Mark.


    For Rent: Two-bedroom apartment in St. Peter within walking distance of campus, with off-street parking, central air, and laundry facilities on site. No pets. Rent is $510 per month plus gas and electricity. Available June 1. Lease could be for 3-4 months or 16 months. Call Pam (x6064 or 931-5324) or Dawn (345-7120).

    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.

    For Rent: Beautiful, three-bedroom older home across from park available for rent for the 2004-05 academic year. Includes office, two baths, fireplace, deck, three-car garage, and central air. Rent is negotiable. Call Mark or Barb (931-0122 or x6283).

    For Sale: Beautiful wooded 1.4 acre ravine lot on quiet dead-end street for sale by owner. Call Barry (382-0690).

    For Sale: Coleman 27-gallon, 5-horsepower, maintenance-free air compressor that works well. Asking $150 or best reasonable offer. Contact Andy Vaughn (, x7475, or 934-1225).

    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.

    Calendar of Events

    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.

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