The Yellow Sheet for Sept. 9, 2004
Volume 37, Number 2
Volume 37, Number 2
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News & AnnouncementsTenure Letters Sought... The following members of the faculty are currently being considered for appointments with continuous tenure: Glenn Barnette (economics and management), Laura Behling (English), Jon Grinnell (biology), Pamela Kittelson (biology), Jonathan Smith (chemistry), and Marie Walker (psychology). Letters written on behalf of these candidates should be sent to Dean John Mosbo and should address the criteria for tenure as stated in the Faculty Manual. Letters are due by 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. As a reminder, tenured faculty members in a candidate's department are expected to submit letters.
Student to be Honored Friday... Junior Zong Xiong will be honored on KARE-TV's (Ch. 11, Twin Cities) "Eleven Who Care" program at 9 p.m. Sept. 10 live from Orchestra Hall. To view information about the program, go to http://www.kare11.com/community/11whocare/.
Gribly Alert... Individuals who wish to have their photograph and/or home telephone number excluded from the 2004-05 Gribly but have not already indicated their wishes must complete the bright orange form titled "Directory Information," that is available from the Department of Human Resources, as soon as possible.
President's CornerTo all of you who are a part of this Gustavus community of learners, welcome back to a new academic year. This is only my second experience with the start-up of a new year, but I can certainly feel the energy and anticipation as campus changes rhythm. I like it!
I spoke in chapel on Wednesday about this major shift in activity level. My intent was in part to acknowledge our collective return to a new year. It was also to remind us all, however, that beyond classes, sports, studying, playing, research activities, building friendships, and the rest of what we expect of the year, we have larger and more significant reasons for being here. I simply wanted to call out some of this world's significant troubles, like poverty, environmental problems, and the horrible effects of war, hunger, and greed; and to remind us that with some of the privileges we enjoy here come obligations, obligations to the world community to help in our own small ways, here or elsewhere in the world, now or in the future.
Life is good, for us, here on this campus as we start a new year. Let's keep others in mind too.
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:
Book Signing Friday... Karen Larson (anthropology and interdisciplinary studies) will sign copies of her new book, titled "Culture and Terror: The Jackal and the Phoenix in America," from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 in the Courtyard Cafe.
Pre-registration is required for each event; the cost is $5 for each lecture and includes coffee and dessert. Register at the office of St. Peter Community and Family Education, Suite 207, 600 S. Fifth St., St. Peter. Office hours are 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. For more information, call 934-3048 and press zero for the operator. These lectures are part of the Gustavus Adolphus College continuing education series coordinated by Gustavus in partnership with the St. Peter Community and Family Education program.
Shop Talk Sept. 17... Paul Saulnier (physics) will present the first Faculty Shop Talk of the 2004-05 academic year. His talk, titled "And now for something completely different," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed at http://gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks/.
GLA Membership Tea Sept. 20... Gustavus Library Associates (GLA) will host its Fall Membership Tea from 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 20 at the President's House. Please accept this announcement of the event as an invitation to attend -- all are welcome. GLA, celebrating its 28th year as a "friends of the library" organization, has provided significant financial resources to the acquisitions and endowment funds of the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library.Welsh Weekend of Song Sept. 25-26... The public is invited to the following events as part of the Grand Welsh Weekend of Song:
Contact Ron Green (934-4122) or Ellis Jones (934-4184) for more information on these events.
Arts, Crafts, and Antiques Sale Sept. 24-25... A unique indoor sale, featuring arts, crafts, and antiques, will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 24 and 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 25 at 1960 E. Welco Dr. in St. Peter. Dried flower artist Dorothea Carlson, watercolor artist Dee Engebretson, and potter and primitive furniture maker Gretchen Koehler will sell their wares. If questions, contact Gretchen Koehler (firstname.lastname@example.org or 934-5441).
Stephen Bennett, counseling center, recently had a chapter published in an edited book, titled "Crisis and Trauma in Colleges and Universities" (2004 Chevron Publishing). Bennett's chapter is titled "Case Study of the Tornado at Gustavus Adolphus College."
Barbara Fister, library, had an article, titled "Academic Authors and the Crisis in Publishing," published in a special issue of Against the Grain. Fister also presented a talk, titled "The Point-and-Click Generation Goes to the Library," June 3 at Linfield College in McMinville, Ore., as part of the celebrations surrounding the opening of the college's new library.
Will Freiert, classics, was elected to the board of directors of the Minnesota Humanities Commission, the NEH-affiliated state organization that provides leadership, resources, and programs to advance the study of the humanities.
Mark Granquist, religion, presented a paper at the joint meeting of the Lutheran Historical Conference and the Anglican historical societies held June 20-23 in Chicago. The paper addressed some of the historical relationships between American Lutherans and Episcopalians. Granquist was also elected to the board of the Lutheran Historical Conference at this meeting.
Anne-Marie Gronhovd, modern languages, literatures, and cultures/French, presented a paper at the Ninth International Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas held Aug. 2-7 at the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. Her paper was titled "Albert Camus and Hélène Cixous Caught in the Metaphor of Algeria."
Pamela Kittelson, biology, and 2004 Gustavus graduates Beth Bockman, Jim Eckberg, and Stephen Handler co-presented two research projects at the Ecological Society of America Conference in Portland, Ore. Bockman, Eckberg, and Kittelson's poster focused on the effects of adding nitrate to manage the non-native, Melilotus officinalis. Handler and Kittelson's research was titled "Estimation of genetic diversity in isolated tallgrass populations of Lithospermum canescens using AFLPs."
Brian O'Brien, chemistry, presented a paper, titled "Phthaloylphosphide as a Reagent for Preparation of Fluorinated Phosphorus Compounds," in July at the 16th International Conference on Phosphorus Chemistry in Birmingham, England. Gustavus co-authors were Matthew Hennek ('03) and Carolyn Gamble ('04), along with two co-authors from the University of Alabama.
Russell Shapiro, geology, was the primary author of "First Occurrence of an In Situ Anthaspidellid Sponge in a Dendrolite Mound (Upper Cambrian; Great Basin, USA)," published in the Journal of Paleontology, v. 78, n. 4. Co-author was J. Keith Rigby (Brigham Young University, Utah).
Thomas Mattson ('54), father of John Mattson (health and exercise science), passed away. His funeral service was Sept. 4.
Music in Worship... Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Marilyn Beyer (x7001).
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 email@example.com).
Knitters are encouraged to bring their latest project to work on (lunch optional) at noon on the 15th of each month in the Faculty and Staff Center in the Campus Center. Come early if you have a 12:30 p.m. class or stay late if you have an 11:30 a.m. class. If questions, contact Lynn Boehne, Barbara Kaiser, or Judy Schultz. To be added to the "knitters" e-mail list, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Rent: Very large two-bedroom duplex at 822 1/2 W. Skaro; central to high school and middle school. Includes garage plus off-street parking; washer and dryer; dishwasher; air conditioning. Rent is $600 per month; references required. Available immediately. Contact Sandee Brekke (x7558 or email@example.com).
For Sale: Beautiful wooded ravine lot, 1.4 acres, in quiet neighborhood. Call (209) 552-0291 or 382-0690.
For Sale: Two-story, three-bedroom, 1,700 square-foot home in excellent, completely remodeled, move-in condition. Close to campus and downtown. New mechanicals, including new central air, new dishwasher, and newer furnace. Beautiful hardwood floors; family room; office; dining room; hot tub in fenced-in back yard. Contact Lois Peterson (934-6955).
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