The Yellow Sheet for Oct. 14, 2004

October 14, 2004 | Volume 37, Number 7

Volume 37, Number 7

News & Announcements
Upcoming Events
Off-Campus Events
Extraordinary People
New Faces
Position Openings
Congregational Outreach
Funding Opps
In the Media
Weekly Web Weavings
Calendar of Events
Submit an Item Online

News & Announcements

Flu 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:

  • all children 6-23 months old
  • adults 65 years and older
  • persons 2-64 years old with underlying chronic medical conditions
  • all women who will be pregnant during the influenza season
  • residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities
  • children 6 months-18 years old on chronic aspirin therapy
  • health-care workers involved in direct patient care
  • out-of-home caregivers and household contacts of children younger than 6 months

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...

  • The 2004 Nobel Conference lectures and question-and-answer sessions are now online at The conference webcast homepage is at
  • Audio CDs may be ordered from the Book Mark. Videotapes and DVD copies are not available due to copyright issues.
  • The 2005 Nobel Conference has been scheduled for the last week in September (Sept. 27 and 28) instead of the first week in October to avoid conflicting with the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashana begins at sundown on Oct. 3 in 2005 and continues through Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, which begins at sundown on Oct. 12.

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.).

Upcoming Events

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:

  • Oct. 15 -- Recognition of Ramadan, Salma Mohamed and Amran Farah, Psalm 13
  • Oct. 17 -- 20th Sunday in Pentecost, Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Oct. 18 -- Chaplain Rachel Larson, Isaiah 35: 1-10
  • Oct. 19 -- Doug Huff, Psalm 42: 1-8
  • Oct. 20 -- Morning Praise, Psalm 130
  • Oct. 21-- Mark Granquist, Romans 5: 1-5
  • Oct. 22 -- Ryan Yunkers, Luke 11: 1-13
  • Oct. 24 -- 21st Sunday in Pentecost, no Chapel

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

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 ( 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 Interest

Upcoming 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 People

Mark 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 Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
    New Administrators
    Mary Lager, Athletics

    New Support Staff
    Nickolaus Kleist, Dining Service
    Renee Schmidt, Faculty Development Program
    Dawn Tiede, Dining Service

Position Openings

  • Heavy-duty Custodian, Custodial
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).

Congregational Outreach

Preaching 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 Opps

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • NSF Award Available... The National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) assists in the acquisition of major instrumentation for research, research training, and integrated research/education activities. The maintenance and technical support associated with these instruments is also supported. The maximum award is $2 million; there is no matching requirement for non-Ph.D.-granting institutions such as Gustavus. The next deadline for this annual competition is Jan. 27, 2005. For more information about the program, visit
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or Current and past editions of Grant Information (aka The Blue Sheet) are available at

In the Media

Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • The following stories recently ran on the College's decision to stop rush activities:
    • On Oct. 9, The Free Press of Mankato ran a "thumbs-up" brief in its "Our View" column on the Opinions page
    • On Oct. 8, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis published "Gustavus abruptly ends fraternity-sorority 'rush'" that included quotes by students Mikaela Silkey and Matt Wiebold and Hank Toutain (dean of students)
    • On Oct. 8, the St. Paul Pioneer Press published "Gustavus cancels campus 'rush'" that included quotes by students Austin Sponsel and Will Sutor and Toutain
    • On Oct. 7, WCCO-TV (Ch. 4, Minneapolis/St. Paul ), KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, North Mankato), KSTP-TV (Ch. 5, Minneapolis/St. Paul), KARE-TV (Ch. 11, Minneapolis/St. Paul), KMSP-TV FOX 9 (Ch. 9, Eden Prairie), and WCCO Radio (830 AM, Minneapolis/St. Paul ) broadcast stories that included quotes by Toutain and numerous students
  • On Oct. 8, The Free Press of Mankato ran an article, titled "October to see lectures at Gustavus," on the front page of The Valley section, referring to the College's continuing education events.

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


Library 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


For Sale: Three-quarter oak antique bed with an ornate headboard. Contact Janine Genelin ( 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 ( or x7435).

Calendar of Events

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
DEIB: Gender Identity/Pronouns "What's the difference between my sex and my gender?" (Lunch and Learn)
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
Tickets for Theatre & Dance Productions
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the cross Chapel
12:302 p.m. The Arts Administration Salon Series Studio Arts, Lecture Hall (LEC)
4:306:30 p.m. "Indigenous Salon" featuring Artist Marlena Myles, Public Reception at Schaefer Gallery of Art Art Gallery
Tomorrow "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

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