The Yellow Sheet for Jan. 6, 2005

Volume 37, Number 15

Volume 37, Number 15

News & Announcements
Upcoming Events
Extraordinary People
Position Openings
Congregational Outreach
Funding Opps
In the Media
Telecommunications Updates
IT Tips
Calendar of Events
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News & Announcements

Mileage Rate Increase... Effective Jan. 1, 2005, the standard business mileage rate is 40.5 cents per mile (from 37.5 cents). The rate, established by the IRS, is used to determine how much an employee's travel expenses (when using his or her own car) are deemed substantiated when the employer provides a mileage allowance under a reimbursement or other expense allowance arrangement.


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:

  • Jan. 7 -- Noreen Buhmann, Isaiah 52: 7-10
  • Jan. 9 -- Baptism of Our Lord, Vicar Brian Beckstrom
  • Jan. 10 -- Bill Schoonover, Isaiah 42: 1-9
  • Jan. 11 -- Sister Ramona Fallon, James 2: 1-13
  • Jan. 12 -- Morning Praise, Amos 5: 18-24
  • Jan. 13 -- Ellen Muggli, Luke 13: 10-17
  • Jan. 14 -- Vicar Brian Beckstrom, Habbakuk 1: 2-4, 2: 1-4
Cancer Support Meeting Wednesday... The campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 12 in the Leadholm Room. Bring a lunch and join the conversation. This group is open to anyone on campus.

Extraordinary People

The team of Tim Kennedy (sports information), Nick Huber (formerly sports information), Joe Lencioni (web communications), Jeremy Carlson (information technology), and Jennifer Ringler (web communications) were presented the Pride of CASE V Gold Award for their work on the athletics website. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District V presented the award during its annual conference Dec. 12-14 in Chicago. The district includes educational institutions from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Scott Newstok (English) published a review of "Death and Drama in Renaissance England" (Oxford University Press, 2002) by William Engel in the recent issue (33.4) of Clio: A Journal of Literature, History and the Philosophy of History.

Larry Zelenz (athletics) has been named the 2004 National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas Division III West Regional Coach of the Year. Zelenz is the first Gustavus men's soccer coach to receive such an award. Zelenz, a four-time Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, guided the Gusties to their most successful season in school history.


  • George Koehler, brother of Gretchen Koehler (professor emeritus of health and exercise science), died Thursday, Dec. 16 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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).


  • Administrative Assistant, Physical Plant
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host confirmation retreats this weekend for the following congregation: Vinje Lutheran Church from Willmar Jan. 7-8, and will include a Habitat for Humanity service project; Bethlehem Lutheran Church from Minneapolis Jan. 7-9; and St. Barnabas Lutheran Church from Plymouth Jan. 7-9.


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • NEH Opportunities... National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships provide opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced work in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Fellowships support both projects that can be completed during the tenure of the award and work that is part of a long-term endeavor. Tenure normally covers an uninterrupted period lasting from six to 12 months. In 2004, stipends were $40,000 for nine to 12 months or $24,000 for six to eight months. The deadline is May 1, 2005. For more information, go to *Note that guidelines for the 2005 competition will be posted later this winter.
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


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • The January 2005 Metro Lutheran published three color photographs on its front page showing the work of He Qi, whose work was featured during Christmas in Christ Chapel.
  • On Dec. 18, The Free Press of Mankato ran a "thumbs-up" brief in its "Our View" column on the Opinions page on the purchase of an Edward Hopper etching for the Hillstrom Museum of Art collection.
  • On Dec. 16, The Free Press of Mankato published an article and four photographs on the purchase of the Hopper etching. The article, titled "Hope for the Hopper: Gustavus gallery raising money to buy the work of an American master," ran on the front page of the Currents section, and included interviews with Don Myers (Hillstrom Museum of Art and art and art history) and Richard Hillstrom ('38).
  • On Dec. 16, the St. Peter Herald published a black and white photograph of the St. Lucia 2004 Megan Buckingham and her court, including Tessa Carlsen, Michelle Clark, Emily Fremont, and Megan Richards.
  • On Dec. 14, WCCO Radio's (830 AM, Minneapolis/St. Paul) Dave Lee interviewed Chris Gilbert (political science) live at 6:15 a.m. about the political futures of Norm Coleman and Tim Pawlenty.
  • On Dec. 12, The Free Press of Mankato published a hometown brief on the On Campus page titled "Gustavus students study abroad." Included in the story were mention of students Laura Abbott, Danielle Brandts, Joshua Bryant, Gretchen Emich, Kallie Kachelmyer, and John Leagjeld.
  • On Dec. 12, the St. Paul Pioneer Press published a story on Jason Tomalia ('01) titled "Lobby job was great training for Brave New Workshop Performer."
  • On Dec. 11, The Free Press of Mankato published the following:
    • An article on the front page of The Valley section titled "Stargaze at GA on Tuesday"
    • A "thumbs-up" brief in its "Our View" column on the Opinions page on the faculty who participated in the service learning for social justice Cuba Libre project and the exhibit at the Arts Center of Saint Peter
  • On Dec. 10, the St. Paul Pioneer Press published an article, titled "Cultural anthropologist explains how 9/11 changed Americans," that included an interview with Karen Larson (sociology and anthropology).
  • On Dec. 10, The Free Press of Mankato published a black and white photograph of 2004 St. Lucia Megan Buckingham titled "Saintly Portrayal."
  • On Dec. 9, The Free Press of Mankato published an article in the Best Bets column on page A2 titled "Michael Johnson to perform at Gustavus."
  • On Dec. 9, the St. Peter Herald published the following:
    • "Author Daniela Kuper to give reading" article on page 3A
    • "Stargaze with Meteorologist Mike Lynch" article on page 7A
    • "Cuba Libre at the Arts Center" article and black and white photograph on page 7A that included mention of Elizabeth Baer (English), Priscilla Briggs (art), John Grinnell (biology), Nancy Hanway (modern languages, literatures, and cultures/Spanish), Pamela Kittelson (biology), Jean Lavigne (geography), Greg Mason (English), Mary Solberg (religion), and Paula Swiggum (nursing)
    • "Christmas in Christ Chapel 2004" black and white photographs
  • On Dec. 7, The Free Press of Mankato published an article on the front page of The Valley section titled "Author Daniela Kuper to give reading."

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 Hours for January Term are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday.


The following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2004-05":
  • Julie Gilbert, library, x7566 and (temporary addition)
  • Ethan Sommer, Gustavus Technology Services, x7042 and (addition)
For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or


Technology Update: Did you know that the college has gone wireless? Wireless computing, that is. Gustavus Technology Services continues to increase the number of wireless locations on campus every month. To find out more about wireless access on campus, check out or call the Technology Helpline at x6111.


For Rent: Spacious one bedroom apartment. Plenty of storage; located on the ground floor; private entrance. High ceilings with ceiling fans throughout; central air and heat; located in downtown St. Peter. Rent is $530 per month. Call Vee at 934-3492.

For Rent: Vacation condominium available in February in Bonita Springs, FL, between Fort Myers and Naples. Condo is six miles from the beach, with two bedrooms, two baths; on golf course; access to pool. Rent is $1500 per month or $800 for two weeks. Contact Paul Swiggum ( or 651/454-5308).

Babysitter Needed: Babysitter needed from 3-6 p.m. Mondays during January Term and Spring Semester in home near campus. Baby is 6 months old. Pay is $5 per hour. If interested, contact Aimee or Brian (507/394-6776 or 507/382-3657 or


Upcoming events
Date Event
TodayNov 29 Lund Center Building Hours
Today 10 am to 6:30 pm Food Drive the Caf
5:306:30 pm Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christina 217 (Gymnastics Room), Aerobics Room
7 pm Women's Basketball at Buena Vista University Lake, Iowa
7:308:30 pm Yoga w/ Rachel (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
YesterdayTomorrow Market Place Hours - Thanksgiving Break
Tomorrow Hillstrom Museum of Art closed during Thanksgiving Break
TomorrowNov 29 Library Hours for Thanksgiving Break
Thanksgiving Recess Campus
Nov 26 8:3010 pm FIKA! at the Swedish House House
Nov 27 Announcement: Reminder to Students/Faculty/Staff to Reserve Their Christmas in Christ Chapel Ticket
Hillstrom Museum of Art closed during Thanksgiving Break
Nov 2730 Interim Career Exploration Registration Deadline
Nov 28 4 pm Women's Hockey vs. Elmira College (Panther/Cardinal Classic), Vt.
Yesterday to Jan 23, 2016 Karl Schrag: Memories and Premonitions, on view 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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