The Yellow Sheet for April 1, 2004
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News & AnnouncementsCommunity 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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tenure Service Set... The following persons will be installed as tenured members of the faculty at 10 a.m. Friday, April 16 during Chapel:
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:
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:
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 PeopleStudents 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).
Gustavus TidbitsDuring 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.
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Funding OppsThe Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
In the MediaHere are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
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HoursLibrary 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 (email@example.com, 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.
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