The Yellow Sheet for Sept. 30, 2004
September 30, 2004 | Volume 37, Number 5
Volume 37, Number 5
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News & AnnouncementsNobel Conference Notes...
Publication Reminder... Due to the Nobel Conference on Oct. 5-6, the deadline for next week's edition of The Yellow Sheet will be 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4.
Nobel Symphony on MPR... From Sept. 29 to Oct. 5, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) will broadcast last spring's presidential inaugural concert of the Nobel Symphony, featuring VocalEssence and the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, on its Open Air website. VocalEssence presented Gustavus alumnus Steve Heitzeg's Nobel Symphony in concert Sunday, April 18 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. The concert also included soloist's baritone Michael Jorgensen (music), mezzo soprano Lisa Drew, and the Minnesota Boychoir. The website presentation features a 70-minute audio recording of the entire symphony, a 22-minute video and recorded performance of the symphony's "Peace Movement," an eight-minute audio interview with Heitzeg, and a two-minute video, titled "The Making of Nobel Symphony," produced by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The VocalEssence presentation of the Nobel Symphony was also broadcast at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 on all MPR classical music stations, including KSJN radio (99.5 FM, Twin Cities). The symphony, created to honor the 100th anniversary of the first Nobel Prizes, was originally commissioned by Gustavus and premiered during the 2001 Nobel Conference. The audio appears on the MPR site courtesy of the Twin Cities Musicians Union.
Deadline for Tenure Letters... 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.
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:
Talk Shop Friday... Carolyn Dobler (mathematics and computer science) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2004-05 academic year. Her talk, titled, "Chartjunk? How to rid your graphs of excess without sacrificing substance." will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 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/.
Homecoming and Family Weekend... This coming weekend (Oct. 1-3), Gustavus will host its first combined Homecoming and Family Weekend. The public is invited to attend the following events:
Saturday, Oct. 2:
Sunday, Oct. 3:
For more information on these events, contact student activities (x7598).
Waterfalls Dedication Saturday... All are welcome to the dedication of the Johnson Waterfalls Garden at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 in Linnaeus Arboretum.
Kurt Elling Concert Saturday... Six-time Grammy nominee and Male Jazz Vocalist of the Year Kurt Elling ('89) returns to Gustavus for a Homecoming concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Elling has performed throughout the world in jazz festivals and as a featured performer. Appearing with Elling will be the Laurence Hobgood Trio, a Chicago-based group. Tickets can be reserved by calling the ticket center (x7590). Any tickets remaining on the day of the concert will be on sale in the recital hall lobby beginning one hour prior to show time.
October Continuing Education Events... The public is invited to the following continuing education lectures:
Pre-registration is required for these events. The cost for each event is $5 per person, which includes coffee and dessert, unless otherwise noted. 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 an operator. These events are continuing education programs done in cooperation with the St. Peter Community and Family Education program.
Off-campus Events of InterestTim Penny Appearance Oct. 7... Former Minnesota Congressman Tim Penny will speak at a community forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at the North Mankato Police Annex meeting room, 1001 Belgrade Ave., North Mankato. Penny's talk, titled "The Election: What about Congress?" will focus on the current situation in Congress and how he views the upcoming Congressional elections and the potential impact on the country. These community forums, sponsored by the North Mankato Public Library, are held monthly and are free and open to the public.
Halloween Fun Run Oct. 30... St. Peter Recreation and Leisure Services will host its first annual Halloween Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 30. The 5K (3.1 miles) run and walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Gorman Park in St. Peter. The entry fee is $12 if registered by Friday, Oct. 15; and $15 after that date. On-site registrations will be taken during the race check-in time (7:30-8:30 a.m.). Those registered will receive a race T-shirt and a goodie bag, and will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Proceeds from the race will benefit the St. Peter Food Shelf and the REC Scholarship Fund that provides opportunities for youth to participate in activities that encourage physical activity and teach youth leadership skills. Free "little goblins" races will be held at 10 a.m. for children 12 and under. Pumpkin decorating, face painting, and other family oriented activities are also scheduled. Participants and spectators are encouraged to wear costumes, as prizes will be awarded for the best dressed. Everyone is also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the food shelf. Stop by the recreation office, located in the St. Peter Community Center, to pick up a registration form or call 934-0667 for race details.
Extraordinary PeopleHelen and Paul Baumgartner, professors emeriti of music, have been invited to give five piano duet recitals Oct. 19-Nov. 3 in the Tokyo area. Venues include a formal recital in a concert hall in Yokohama, a recital at a Lutheran church to benefit international students in Japan, a program for children in a library, a guest appearance with a women's chorus, and a recital at the home of a former piano student. Anyone interested in hearing a preview of the Japan tour program is welcome to attend an informal play-through at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter. A formal pre-tour recital is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 at University Lutheran Church of Hope in Minneapolis, and a post-tour program at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 in the Seattle area at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood, about which Gustavus alumni are being contacted.
Karen Larson, anthropology and interdisciplinary studies, presented a briefing on domestic terrorism to representatives from the Departments of State and Human Resources, the FBI, Congress, and the Rand Corporation in Washington, D.C.
Jonathan Smith, chemistry, presented a talk, titled "Cluster-based molecular modeling to enrich the undergraduate chemistry curriculum," at the 228th National American Chemical Society Meeting in Philadelphia, as part of a symposium on NSF catalyzed innovations.
Joseph Spani, father of JoEllen Schulz (telecommunications), died Monday, Sept. 27 in Dodgeville, Wisc. His funeral service will be Friday, Oct. 1 in Dodgeville.
Marjorie Welsh, mother of Jim Welsh (biology), died Friday, Sept. 24. Her funeral service was Tuesday, Sept. 28 in Crystal.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).
New FacesThe following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
Emily Hadland, Athletics
Andrew Kestly, Athletics
New Support Staff
Congregational OutreachPreaching in Congregations... Chris Johnson (vocational reflection) will give a presentation, titled "Vocation, Calling, Meaning, Passion, and Purpose in Work and Daily Life," on Sunday, Oct. 3 at First Lutheran Church in Columbia Heights. Johnson will address a wide range of issues and questions surrounding the idea of vocation or "calling" and each person's giftedness for ministry in daily life, offering theological insights of the Lutheran tradition and society's changing attitudes toward work and community. 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).
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:
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).
PlugsFor Sale: Solid oak, slat-back rocking chair for $30; and a 74-inch by 108-inch rust-colored rug for $20 or best offer. Contact Eric Carlson (email@example.com or 931-5503 evenings).
For Sale: Small, dark pine desk made in New England; 30 inches high, 17 inches wide, and 35 inches long with a small drawer. If interested, call Gretchen Koehler (934-5441).
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The Yellow Sheet is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the news and information staff in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations. It is published weekly during the academic year (except during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Touring, Spring/Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items by filling out an online submission form. While online, e-mail submissions are preferred, items may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send "snail mail" items to: The Yellow Sheet, Office of Marketing and Public Relations. Items must reach the office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The week of Nobel Conference the deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, contact Barb Booren (firstname.lastname@example.org or x6213).
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