The Yellow Sheet for Nov. 4, 2004
November 4, 2004 | Volume 37, Number 10
Volume 37, Number 10
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News & AnnouncementsAdministrator Meeting Monday... A meeting for all administrators is scheduled from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8 in the Heritage Room.
C in CC Help Needed... Ushers are needed for Christmas in Christ Chapel services that are scheduled for:
Ushers need to be at Christ Chapel an hour and a half before the service and may stay or leave after the service begins. To volunteer, contact Dana Lamb (x7520 or email@example.com) as soon as possible.
Give to the United Way... The campus community is encouraged to support the St. Peter United Way. A goal of $10,500 has been suggested for contributions from the Gustavus community, having exceeded the $10,000 goal in previous years. Pledge cards have been distributed along with an invitation from President Peterson to participate. Donations can be given in an unrestricted way or designated to a particular United Way agency. Anyone who has questions should contact Dean Wahlund (x7521 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Check Run Reminder... Accounts payable checks will be processed as normal for the week of Thanksgiving. There will be no check run over the Christmas break. The first check run in 2005 will be the week of Jan. 3. If questions, call Sheila Skrove (x7508) or Sandy Grochow (x7500).
New Grants Associate... Lisa Hoffman Wojcik has been named grants associate for the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. For the last seven years, she has served in positions at the Region Nine Development Commission in Mankato, from graduate intern to grantwriter/planner, to director of the Region Nine Prevention and Healthy Communities initiative. Wojcik has a Master of Science degree in Community Health from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a minor in coaching from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She will begin her employment on Monday, Nov. 8.
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:
DNR Seminar Tuesday... Kurt Haroldson from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will present a seminar, titled "Pheasants, Farm Programs, and the Development of Minnesota's Prairie Landscape," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 in Nobel Hall, room 222. This event is sponsored by the Department of Biology and is free and open to the public.
Cancer Support Meeting Wednesday... The Campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 10 in the Leadholm Room. Bring a lunch and join the conversation. This group is open to anyone on campus.
Talk Shop Nov. 12... Philip Bryant (English) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2004-05 academic year. His talk, titled "Jazz and the Dialogic Poem and Jazz," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 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/.
Author Presentation Nov. 15... The public is invited to a reading and discussion with author Sandra Birdsell at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15 in the Interpretive Center. Her historical novel, Katya, mirrors Birdsell's own family history as Mennonites in the Russian steppes. Denis Crnkovic (modern longuages, literatures, and cultures/Russian studies) and Tom Emmert (theatre and dance) will provide a background on the history of Russian Mennonites during and after the Russian Revolution of 1917 and their immigration to the United States. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Judy Schultz (x6017 or email@example.com). This event is free and open to the community."Miss Firecracker Contest" Nov. 18-21... Rick Snyder (theatre and dance), a member of Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company, will direct the upcoming performances of "Miss Firecracker Contest" scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18-Saturday, Nov. 20 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 in Anderson Theatre. "Miss Firecracker Contest" is a comedy set in a small Mississippi town in the weeks before its annual beauty and talent pageant. The play takes the audience into the town and the difficulties faced by its inhabitants as they try to either redeem themselves or to escape to a better life. Tickets are available by calling the Ticket Center (x7590) or at the theatre box office beginning one hour before show time.
Lutfisk and Meatball Dinner Nov. 18... The public is invited to a lutfisk and meatball dinner from noon-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia, MN (northeast of St. Paul and home of Jim "Moose" Malmquist (professor emeritus of health and exercise science). Tickets will be sold at the door and are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. The menu consists of lutfisk, meatballs, potatoes, lefse, cream sauce, melted butter, homemade rye bread, Swedish brown beans, apple crisp, beverages, and more.
Paula Swiggum, nursing, presented "A Journey to Cuba: Realities and Questions," at an adult forum on Sunday, Oct. 31 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley.
Rick Walter, physical plant, was elected mayor of Cleveland (MN) on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Congratulations Rick!
Preaching in Congregations... Jack Niemi (church relations) will lead morning worship services on Sunday, Nov. 7 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wayzata. This program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.
Music in Worship... The Gustavus Flute Choir will provide special music Sunday, Nov. 7 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie. 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... A 2000 Toro two-stage power shift snow thrower. Has a 28-inch clearing width; four-cycle, 10- horsepower Tecumseh engine; electric start; six speeds; light kit and breaker bar. In excellent condition. Asking $1,500. If interested, call Michelle or Tyson (934-6748).
For Sale... An RCA Lyra MP3 player; has 256 MB memory; asking $100. Contact Lynne Johnson (x7688 or 934-3131).
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