The Yellow Sheet for Oct. 7, 2004
October 7, 2004 | Volume 37, Number 6
Volume 37, Number 6
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News & AnnouncementsRegistrar Office External Review Meeting... All administrative staff are invited to attend an open meeting with the external reviewers for the Office of the Registrar. The meeting is from 3-3:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11 in Linner Lounge. Individuals who are not able to attend this meeting are welcome to the open meeting for faculty from 4-4:45 p.m. that day in Linner Lounge.
2004 Nobel Conference Visibility... The following Nobel Conference coverage has appeared recently:
President's Corner... I want to start by saying "Thank you!" to all the people on this campus who made this year's Nobel Conference such a wonderful success. It was great learning experience for the Gustavus students and guests in attendance as well as for me personally. This year's panelists repeatedly commented on the amazing hospitality they were shown and how the Nobel Conference is so drastically different from other conferences they have participated in -- an "almost magical" interaction to quote a couple of them.
I want to personally thank each of our students, faculty, staff, and administrators who played roles in this event from organizing and setting up, to playing music and directing traffic, to preparing meals and volunteering to host the nearly 6,000 guests on campus this week. At last night's closing banquet you also received an enthusiastic round of applause for all of your work -- including all of you whose work is not directly apparent.
I look forward to the continued success of the Nobel Conference and look forward to next year.
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:
Cancer Support Meeting Wednesday... The campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 13 in the Leadholm Room. Bring a lunch and join the conversation. This group is open to anyone on campus.
Former Yugoslav President Tito's Granddaughter to Speak Oct. 14... Svetlana Broz will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 in Olin Hall 103 on "When Push Came to Shove: People who Saved the Lives of Others During the Bosnian War." Broz is director of the Non-governmental Organization (NGO) Garden of the Righteous in Sarajevo, president of the board of the First Children's Embassy in the World, and a member of various other NGOs. Her recent book, titled "Good People in an Evil Time: Complicity and Resistance," tells of Bosnians of all faiths who were starkly confronted with the limits and possibilities of their own ethical choices during the recent war. In their own words, they describe how people helped one another across ethnic lines and refused the myths promoted by the engineers of genocide. Sponsored by the Departments of History and Political Science, the lecture is free and open to the public.
Talk Shop Oct. 15... Jill Locke (political science) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2004-05 academic year. Her talk, titled "Marriage in America," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 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/.
Autumn Warmer Oct. 20... Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum invite everyone to their annual Autumn Warmer and 2005 Membership Kickoff at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 in the Interpretive Center. Events start with a reception, following by a slide presentation, titled "Linnaeus Arboretum Through the Seasons," by Anders Bjorling (retired controller), and the annual meeting of the Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum.
Upcoming Cookery Classes... Crossroads and the St. Peter Food Co-op are offering a series of classes highlighting regional and ethnic cuisines. The first class, "Masa Madness," will be presented by Adolfo Carrillo Cabello at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 in the kitchen of the International Center. To register for the class, contact St. Peter Community and Family Education at 934-3048.
Pamela Kittelson, biology, published an article, titled "Sources of variation in insect density on Lupinus arboreus populations: effects of environment and plant genotype," in the October issue of "American Midland Naturalist."
Mark Kruger, psychology, and Mark Lammers, music, presented a paper, titled "Autobiographical Memory for Musical Experiences," at the Eighth International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition held Aug. 3-7 at Northwestern University. Jennifer Ackil, psychology, co-authored the paper.
Bruce McClain, art and art history, has an exhibit of his paintings in oil, acrylic, and watercolor -- a series of six paint-sketches on paper of the old Arts and Heritage building's third floor before its loss in the March 1998 tornado which runs through Nov. 14 at the Arts Center. Opening reception is Saturday, Oct. 16.
Don Scheese, English, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Western Literature Association in Big Sky, Mont., Sept. 28-Oct.2. His presentation, titled "The Allure of the Anasazi: Representations of Ancestral Puebloans in Art and Literature," is part of his current book project.
Ray Thower, safety and security, was featured in the July/August 2004 issue of "Campus Law Enforcement Journal." Thrower is the newest member of the board of directors of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.
Preaching in Congregations... Kirk Carlson (financial assistance) will present "Financial Planning for College" Sunday, Oct. 10 at Christiania Lutheran Church in Lakeville. This program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.
Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host an overnight retreat Friday, Oct. 8 for a women's group from Cross of Peace Church of Shakopee. This is a program 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).
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).
For Sale: Oak dining room table and chairs handcrafted by a Minneapolis woodmaker; like new; $495. Call Tom Emmert (931-5913).
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 (email@example.com or x6213).
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