The Yellow Sheet for Jan. 13, 2005
Volume 37, Number 16
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News & AnnouncementsStaff in Old Main Moves On... The staff in Old Main has been busy packing up to make way for renovation. Following is a list of new and/or temporary locations for those who have been housed in Old Main.
All telephone extension numbers remain the same. It may be wise to call or e-mail anyone in this group instead of attempting to find them!
GHP Health Screening... All Gustavus employees and spouses are invited to participate in the 2005 Gustavus Health Promotion (GHP) health screening at no charge. Screening is available from 6:30-8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31-Friday, Feb. 4 and Monday, Feb. 7-Friday, Feb. 11 at St. Peter Community Hospital. Thirty minutes of release time will be granted for the screening and participants will receive a bagel coupon for the Market Place. To sign up, call the Department of Human Resources (x7304) between 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-4:45 p.m. weekdays. Registrants will receive verification of their screening date and time and information describing the procedures via campus mail.
Reading in Common Input Needed... The 2005 First Year Reading in Common committee has chosen five finalists for consideration as this year's text:
"The Freedom Writer's Diary" by Erin Gruwell
Upcoming Music Tours... The Gustavus Choir, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra (formerly the Gustavus Band), and the Gustavus String Orchestra will perform 37 concerts in 15 states between Jan. 20 and Feb. 13. A complete schedule that includes dates, times, and locations is available online at http://gustavus.edu/finearts/Tour_Site.cfm.
On Sunday and Monday, the 23rd and 24th, an important event in the life of Gustavus occurs. Actually, it happens every 3-4 months and has almost since the College was founded. It's a Board of Trustees meeting. The trustees gather here on campus to do the business they were elected to do, such as hire and fire the president (I don't think that's on next week's agenda although planning for my annual review is), ensure solid stewardship of College resources and help to grow them, ensure that institutional policies and procedures are in place, and talk about goals and strategies necessary to address our long- and shorter-term future.
I write this note simply to let you all know that our Board of Trustees is active and engaged in the work of Gustavus. To a person, they care greatly about the College and they're committed to contributing to its success.
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:
Flying Foot Forum to Perform Friday and Saturday... As part of the 2005 Gustavus Artist Series, Flying Foot Forum, an internationally renowned, Minneapolis-based percussive dance company under the artistic direction of Joe Chvala, will present the dance concert "Flying Feats" at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 and Saturday, Jan. 15 in Anderson Theatre. A two-week residency in the Department of Theatre and Dance has allowed Chvala to involve Gustavus students in some of the dances with members of the company. Flying Foot Forum uses a variety of dance styles, ranging from flamenco to modern, ballet to tap, clogging to hula, and other dance traditions to tell stories, create characters, and explore ideas. This weekend's concert includes a new collaborative effort by Chvala, composer Peter O'Gorman, and Rick Ausland, performer and artistic director of the group Ten Foot Five. The work juxtaposes sounds of metal on wood with wood on a variety of metal instruments set specially for this piece. Tickets are available at the ticket center (x7590). Tickets remaining at show time will be on sale at the Anderson Theatre box office.
Extraordinary PeopleRobert Helgeson (student financial assistance) has been elected to serve as president-elect of the Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Administrators (MAFAA) for 2005-06. MAFAA membership includes most public and private schools in Minnesota. Helgeson will serve as president during 2006-07 and past president in 2007-08. In addition to working on Minnesota financial assistance issues, he will represent Minnesota at regional and national financial assistance conferences and events.
Michael Hvidsten (mathematics and computer science) debuted his new textbook/software, titled "Geometry with Geometry Explorer," at the joint meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America, held Jan. 5-8 in Atlanta. The text and accompanying compact disc were published on Dec. 10 by McGraw-Hill. Hvidsten also presented a poster on the project at this meeting.
Michelle Twait (library) presented a workshop titled "Making Collaborative Marketing Plans" to the Twin Cities Biomedical Consortium on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at Fairview Southdale Hospital.
New FacesThe following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
Ethan Sommer, Gustavus Technology Services
New Support Staff
Congregational OutreachPreaching in Congregations... Mark Granquist (religion) will give an adult forum presentation Sunday, Jan. 16 at Woodlake Lutheran Church in Richfield on the history of Lutheranism. 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 the following retreats: Friday, Jan. 14 for a women's group from St. John's Lutheran Church in Northfield; Saturday, Jan. 15-Sunday, Jan. 16 for high school leaders from Grace University Lutheran Church in Minneapolis; and Friday, Jan. 14-Saturday, Jan. 15 for ninth graders from Faith Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids.
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:
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Current and past editions of Grant Information (aka The Blue Sheet) are available at gustavus.edu/cfrelations/fundingsources/grantinfo.cfm.
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).
Telecommunications UpdatesThe following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2004-05":
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