The Yellow Sheet for April 29, 2004
April 29, 2004 | Volume 36, Number 27
Volume 36, Number 29
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Service Awards Dinner May 20... The annual Faculty and Administrator Service Awards Dinner will be held Thursday, May 20 in Alumni Hall, with a social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The College and the Alumni Association wish to recognize 2004 retirees and the commitment of faculty and administrators that have served 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years to the College. The cost for the dinner is $10 per person. An invitation will be forthcoming to faculty and administrators, although all are welcome to attend. A list of those being honored follows.
Contact the alumni office with the name of any person that should be included in the list or with any questions.
Scholar's Award... Mark Bjelland (geography) will receive a Scholar's award of 10,000 (British) pounds from the Fulbright Scholar Program of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. With this eight-month grant, Bjelland will conduct research on inner-city brownfield sites in United Kingdom cities with host faculty in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cardiff University in Wales.
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:
Student Reseach Symposium Friday... The annual Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium will be held from 2:30-5:15 p.m. on Friday, April 30. The event provides an opportunity for others to find out about research done by Gustavus students during the past year. Several oral presentations and a poster session will be held in Nobel Hall 201, Nobel Hall 222, and Nobel Hall Lobby, respectively. For more information and this year's schedule, consult the Sigma Xi Chapter website.
Upcoming Fine Arts Schedule... The public is invited to the following upcoming fine arts events:
Memorial Service Wednesday... Nancy Pautz, longtime member of the Career Center staff, will be remembered at a memorial service and tree dedication at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 5 near Johnson Student Union. Rain location is Christ Chapel. The service will be followed by a reception in the Three Crowns Room. All members of the community are invited to join in the celebration of Nancy's life and work at the College.
Arbor Month Celebration May 7... The campus community is invited to Arbor Month activities on Friday, May 7. The schedule is:
Luncheon tickets are $16 and can be reserved by calling the Office of Special Events (x7520) by Wednesday, May 5. All other events are free.
Poetry Reading May 10... Joyce Sutphen (English) will read from her just published book of poetry, titled "Naming the Stars," at 7 p.m. Monday, May 10 in the Interpretive Center. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Department of English.
Linnaeus Walk May 18... The public is invited to a "Spring Walk in Linnaeus Arboretum" with Jim Gilbert (campus naturalist and director of Linnaeus Arboretum) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18. Cost is $5, and pre-registration is required. Contact St. Peter Community and Family Education, Suite 200, 600 S. Fifth St., St. Peter to register. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 934-3048. This event is a Gustavus Adolphus College continuing education program done in cooperation with the St. Peter Community and Family Education program.
Author Day May 22... Gustavus Library Associates welcomes New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman for Spring Author Day at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 22 at Midland Hills Country Club in St. Paul. Tickets are $18 and are available from the Office of Special Events (x7520).
Off-campus Events of InterestFestival of Authors and Books Saturday... The Blue Earth County Library in Mankato will host a Festival of Authors and Books from 10 a.m.-to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 1. Among the events will be a reading by poet John Rezmerski (English) and a panel featuring novelists Faith Sullivan, Barbara Fister (library), and others. Admission is free. For more information, see http://www.festivalofauthorsandbooks.com/.
Walking Tour Saturday... Bob Douglas (geography) will give a walking tour of historic sites in St. Peter at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 1. Meet at Levee Park for a prompt departure. Douglas will offer insight to St. Peter's location, style of the era, and business locations. This event is free and open to the public. Walking shoes are recommended.
Comumunity Unity Fundraiser Saturday... A benefit for Montgomery's displaced Latino families will be held Saturday, May 1 at Hilltop Hall, 206 First St. N., Montgomery. The event, including a supper (from 7-9 p.m.), silent auction (from 7-10 p.m.), and a dance (from 9-11:30 p.m.), is being sponsored by several Montgomery businesses and Catholic Charities. Anyone wishing to make monetary contributions can send checks, made payable to "Community Unity," to Catholic Charities at 105 N.W. Third St., Montgomery, Minn. 56069. Accounts have been set up at Rural American Bank Montgomery and First National Bank. If questions, contact Elsa Cornell (934-3036).
Self Defense for Women Starts Tuesday... St. Peter Community and Family Education is offering two self-defense classes for women. Learn self-defense moves, home and car safety, conflict management, assault prevention, and how to avoid being a target,. The "Self Defense for Women" class is for women ages 16 and older from 7-9 p.m., Tuesdays, May 4 through May 25. The "Self Defense for Senior Women" will be offered from 8-10 a.m. on Thursdays, May 7 through May 28. All classes will be held at the St. Peter Community Center's Senior Center. Class fee for either class is $20. Registration begins on Monday, May 3. Call 934-3048 with questions or to register, or stop by the office in the St. Peter Community Center.
Preschool Open House May 17... The Little Saints Preschool staff will host an open house for 2004-05 enrollments from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 17. The preschool offers a 2-day morning program for children age 3 by Sept. 1 and a 3-day morning or 4-day afternoon program for children age 4 by Sept. 1. The preschool is located at, but not affiliated with, the Catholic Church of St. Peter. For more information, call 931-4314.
Extraordinary PeopleStephen Bennett, counseling center, will participate in the Management Development Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education this summer.
Michael Hvidsten, mathematics and computer science, was an invited participant in the conference "Innovation and Impact in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education" held April 16-18 in Washington, D.C. The conference was jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The focus of the conference was to highlight innovative programs developed as part of the NSF's Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement program.Elizabeth Jenner, sociology and anthropology, presented two papers at the April 15-18 Pacific Sociology Association's 75th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, titled "Nurses' Professional Identity Narratives: An Ethnography of a Virtual Community" and "Paragons and Courtesans: Cultural Representations of Nurses in 1900-1945."
Horst Ludwig, modern languages, literatures, and cultures/German, had one of his haiku published April 14 on the haiku page of the Asahi Simbun, one of the three national daily newspapers in Japan.
Krister Stoor, American Scandinavian Foundation Visiting Lecturer, and Roland Thorstensson, Scandinavian studies, performed and presented papers at the 95th Annual Scandinavian Studies Conference held April 15-17 in Los Angeles. The conference, this year hosted by Berkeley and UCLA, included presentations by three Gustavus graduates: Glenn Kranking ('98 and presently at the University of Tartu, Estonia), Kjerstin Moody ('98 and presently at the University of Wisconsin, Madison), and Nicole Sterling ('97 and presently at Berkeley).
Krister Stoor, American Scandinavian Foundation Visiting Lecturer, presented "When Music is Not Just Music: Sami Oral History Through the Yoik Singing Tradition" on April 27 at the Minnesota International Center on the University of Minnesota campus.
ObituariesLowell Holte, father of John Holte (mathematics and computer science), died April 28 at the age of 89. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 2 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon, Wash. Memorials may be made to Luther Seminary for the Holte Brothers Scholarship Fund.
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).
Congregational OutreachPartners in Education presenters scheduled for this week include Casey Elledge (religion), who will give a presentation, titled "Decoding the DaVinci Code," at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 2 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Cleveland, Minn. Partners in Education is a program coordinated by the Office of Church Relations where participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentation for adult forums, workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.
Preaching in Congregations... On Sunday, May 2, Brian Beckstrom (church relations) will preach at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Eagle Lake, and Jack Niemi (church relations) will preach at Augustana Lutheran Church in St. James. This program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.
Music in Worship... Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Brian Beckstrom (x7001).
Gustavus TidbitsGustavus functioned without an academic dean for 83 years. In 1945, Elmer B. Siebrecht became the first dean of the College.
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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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For Sale: Four-bedroom home at 1748 Riggs Rd., St. Peter. A split-entry built in 1980 with approximately 1,800 square feet; new siding, roof, and deck in 2003; central air, two full baths, full-wall built-in china hutch in dining room, extra-wide single-car garage, and a large storage shed; all on a large corner lot with fenced backyard in a great neighborhood. Includes all appliances. Contact Dana Lamb (firstname.lastname@example.org, x7520, or at home at 934-4237).
For Sale: Home located at 629 N. Fifth, St. Peter with 3,300 square feet that includes a two-bedroom, one-bath walk-out apartment. Main living space has three bedrooms and one-and-a-half baths. The apartment has an income of $600+ per month or it can be incorporated into the total living space. The home has lots of big windows, a sunroom, deck, and air conditioning. Close to schools and parks. Ready to move in. Call Jud (934-7274 or x7606).
Found: Unique red and ? winter scarf found on tar road by soccer fields. Call Diane (x7629) to describe and claim.
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