The Yellow Sheet for Sept. 23, 2004
September 23, 2004 | Volume 37, Number 4
Volume 37, Number 4
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News & AnnouncementsGustavus Technology Update... Following is an update on the consolidation of Gustavus technology offices:
Who to contact:
At present there are two vacancies, one in the Culpeper lab and the other in UNIX system support, which may delay responses to requests normally supported by those positions.
Nobel Conference Tickets... Since the Nobel Conference is selling out, all administrators, faculty, and staff members are reminded that they can pick up one complimentary Nobel Conference ticket, and purchase additional tickets, from the Office of Marketing and Public Relations in the Carlson Administration Building. The conference will be broadcast on cable access (local cable, Ch. 8), but a ticket will be required for arena seating. For more conference information, visit the Nobel Conference website.
Tenure 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.
Safety and Security... The annual security compliance report is now available at http://gustavus.edu/security/. The report contains information on campus security and personal safety including crime prevention, safety and security enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security on campus, as well as information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. A copy of the "Safety and Security Report" booklet that contains the same information as the website can be picked up in the Safety and Security office (Norelius Hall 35A) or by calling x8809.
President's Corner... As this new school year begins, we also begin to see the effects of the College's planning work. For example, construction of a new residence hall on the west side of campus is on time and on budget -- both good signs.
And other improvement and building projects are slated to begin in the near future: renovation of Old Main and the addition of air conditioning to Christ Chapel. Planning is also underway for the construction of a new social science building and athletic fields. We are also exploring options for the renovation and re-use of Anderson Social Science Center. Steering these facilities projects are cross-campus task forces comprising faculty members and administrators. Initial meetings for two interrelated teams -- social science, led by John Mosbo, and the athletic fields, directed by Owen Sammelson, have begun laying the groundwork to proceed with each of these projects.
The current and future space needs of the departments to be housed in Old Main after its renovation (classics, philosophy, religion, political science, and the chaplains' office) are being reviewed and discussed. Future space needs for all academic departments are currently being reviewed as part of the Dean's Planning Advisory Task Force.
Keep watching for updates. In future Yellow Sheets, I will specifically address what we are doing to advance other initiatives and report on progress.
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:
Welsh Events This Weekend... 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.
Book Reading Monday... Bill Lychack will read from his novel, titled "The Wasp Eater," at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27 in the Interpretive Center. "Just when the dysfunctional family drama seems entirely wrung out, along comes a book so freshly original that it seems to have invented the genre.... ("The Wasp Eater") is bitter-sweet, small-scale yet deeply affecting -- not a symphony but rather a Beethoven quartet. Highly recommended." --Library Journal
Lecture on Art Collecting Monday... The public is invited to a lecture by Nancy Yeide, titled "The Goering Collection: The Reichsmarschall's Passion," at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27 in Nobel Hall, Wallenberg Auditorium. Yeide is curator of records and head of the Department of Curatorial Records at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and is an internationally recognized expert on issues of art provenance research, especially as it relates to Nazi-era ownership issues. Her efforts in this field have led to the return of art works that were illegally seized during the Nazi era to their rightful owners. Yeide's lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Hillstrom Museum of Art with assistance from the Gustavus Lecture Series.
Nobel Conference Preview Tuesday... The public is invited to hear Dick Martin (psychology) and Tim Robinson (psychology and Nobel Conference director) give a preview of the 40th Nobel Conference, "The Science of Aging," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 in the Interpretive Center. This year's Nobel Conference will focus on the emerging science of gerontology. Current research is causing re-evaluation of attitudes, opportunities, and challenges related to aging in the 21st century. Pre-registration is required for this event; the cost is $5 per person 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. This event is part of the College's continuing education series coordinated by Gustavus in partnership with the St. Peter Community and Family Education program.
Blessing of the Animals Oct. 1... On Oct. 1, Daily Chapel will include the Blessing of the Animals. There are several ways to participate:
All animals should be pre-registered by contacting Kari Lipke (email@example.com or x6077). Submit names and photos to Lipke as well. All submissions and registrations are due by Thursday, Sept. 30.
Off-campus Events of InterestCeramic Works on Display Through Oct. 31... Lois Peterson (art and art history) and Lindsey Penn ('04) have ceramic work in the exhibition College Bowl II at the Northern Clay Center located at 2424 Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. The opening for the exhibition will take place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. The exhibition will run through Sunday, Oct. 31.
Reading in Common Events... The public is invited to the following Unity in Community -- St. Peter Reads book discussions on the program's current selection, titled "When the Emperor was Divine," by Julie Otsuka:
Extraordinary PeopleJohn Braun, professor emeritus of communication studies, was the keynote speaker at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys, PCUSA, held Sunday, Sept. 19 in St. Cloud.
Mary McHugh, classics, had her article, titled "Historiography and Freedom of Speech," included in a volume on "Free Speech in Classical Antiquity," published by Brill.
Paula Swiggum, nursing, presented "The Greek Connection: Teaching Transcultural Caring in Ancient and Modern Greece" at the Nurse Educator Conference of the Rockies held July 28-31 in Breckenridge, Colo. Swiggum also presented "Cultural Competence in Holistic Nursing" Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the Minnesota Holistic Nurses Association meeting in Minneapolis.
Congregational OutreachPartners in Education presenters scheduled for this week include Casey Elledge (religion) on Sunday, Sept. 26 at Messiah Lutheran Church in North Mankato. He will speak about the history of the conflict in the Israel-Palestine region and what is behind it. Partners in Education is a program coordinated by the Office of Church Relations where participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentations for adult forums, workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.
Preaching in Congregations... Jack Niemi (church relations) will preach on Sunday, Sept. 26 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wayzata. 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 Marilyn Beyer (x7001).
In the MediaHere are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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