The Yellow Sheet for Oct. 14, 2004
Volume 37, Number 7
Volume 37, Number 7
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News & AnnouncementsFlu Shot News... The shortage of flu vaccine this year has prompted the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to recommend that only "high risk" people be vaccinated and that vaccine ordered for flu shot clinics be redistributed to the public health sector, hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics that provide services to those who are at higher risk. In light of this shortage and the CDC recommendations, Gustavus will not be providing an employee flu shot clinic until the vaccine is again available to the general public.
The following "high risk" priority groups are considered to be of equal importance:
If you or someone in your family are in one of the above priority groups, you are encouraged to search locally for vaccine if your regular health-care provider does not have the vaccine available.
2004 and 2005 Nobel Information...
Students Help Fight Homelessness... For the second year in a row, Gustavus students will join "Bob's Sleep-Out," a winter sleep-out on Wednesday, Nov. 17 in Wayzata. Organized by Bob Fisher to raise money to fight against homelessness, nearly $2 million has been raised in the sleep-out's seven-year history. The students, primarily first-year students from Richard Leitch's First Term Seminar "The Politics of Homelessness," will also participate in a three-day sleep-out Nov. 14-16 on campus during National Hunger and Homelessness week. Other campus community members will participate as well; particularly members involved with the campus outreach group Action Supporting All People (A.S.A.P.).
Former Yugoslav President Tito's Granddaughter to Speak Tonight... 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, 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.
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... 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/.
Prayers for Healing Monday... Prayers for healing will be offered during daily chapel on Monday, Oct. 18 in observance of the Festival of St. Luke. Tradition has it that the apostle Luke was acquainted with the healing arts. To have names mentioned in the prayers, submit them to Chaplain Rachel Larson (firstname.lastname@example.org or x7450). Only first names will be read. Prayer requests can be for healing of body, mind, spirit, relationships, grief, and all parts of creation. The deadline for submissions is 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18. There will also be an opportunity for prayer and anointing with oil and for individuals to pray with prayer leaders.
Autumn Warmer Oct. 24... 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, followed 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.
Off-campus Events of InterestUpcoming Cookery Class Wednesday... 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 (modern foreign languages, literatures, and cultures/Spanish) 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.
Extraordinary PeopleMark Bjelland, geography, will spend the 2004-05 academic year lecturing and conducting research at Cardiff University in Wales through a Fulbright Scholar grant. He will compare the redevelopment of former industrial and commercial sites in Britain and the United States in regard to urban sustainability. Bjelland is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 140 countries this academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Lisa Heldke, philosophy, had a paper, titled "A DuBoisean Proposal for Persistently White Colleges," published in the most recent issue of The Journal of Speculative Philosophy.
Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages, literatures, and cultures/German, is represented with one haiku in the German haiku yearbook Gepiercte Zungen: Haiku-Jahrbuch 2003 (Tübingen: Wolkenpfad, 2004). One of his haibun (Japanese-style short prose piece) and a rengay (chain poem with haiku verses) written with Udo Wenzel from Hamburg, Germany, appeared in the most recent issue of the Quarterly of the German Haiku Society (VDH, vol. 17, No. 66, 2004).
Michelle Twait, library, presented "Students as Information Consumers: What they 'Buy' and Why" at the annual conference of the Minnesota Library Association Oct. 6-8 in Duluth.
New FacesThe following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
Mary Lager, Athletics
New Support Staff
Congregational OutreachPreaching in Congregations... Jim Gilbert (Linnaeus Arboretum and environmental studies) will give a presentation on "Caring for God's Creation" Sunday, Oct. 17 at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe. This program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.
Retreats... The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat Wednesday, Oct. 20 and Thursday, Oct. 21 (MEA break) for approximately 170 students from St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie. The students are in the final stage of their confirmation program and will be confirmed on Oct. 31, Reformation Sunday. 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).
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 email@example.com).
HoursLibrary Fall Break Hours: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23; noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24; 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25; 8 a.m.-midnight Tuesday, Oct. 26.
Student Jared Lee is posting journal entries while he studies in Australia. His journal can be viewed at http://gustavus.edu/blogs/1/index.cfm.
For Sale: Three-quarter oak antique bed with an ornate headboard. Contact Janine Genelin (firstname.lastname@example.org or x7548).
For Sale: A set of 6 inch x 15 inch steel wheels for a Mini Cooper. If planning to drive in the winter, snow tires may be necessary. These wheels fit and make change-overs simple. $50. Contact Byron Nordstrom (email@example.com or x7435).
Calendar of Events
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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