The Yellow Sheet for Jan. 20, 2005

January 20, 2005 | Volume 37, Number 17

Volume 37, Number 17

News & Announcements
Upcoming Events
Off-Campus Events
Extraordinary People
Congregational Outreach
Gustavus Tidbits
Funding Opps
In the Media
Calendar of Events
Submit an Item Online

News & Announcements

Yellow Sheet Reminder... Due to touring week, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Thursday, Feb. 3. Publication will resume Thursday, Feb. 10.

January Term FYI... There are 1,771 students studying on campus and 557 students studying either off-campus domestically or off-campus abroad during January Term.


Campus Plan Meeting Monday... College planning consultant Krisan Osterby-Benson of HGA and Associates will present an update on the Gustavus "Campus Framework Plan" at 1 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Heritage Room. The presentation will cover projects that are being considered in the next several years, including a new academic building, the relocation of the football staduim, and the development of a wind turbine. The presentation and question time will last approximately one hour and is open to the campus community.

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. 21 -- Tracy Vicory, Hebrews 12:1-3
  • Jan. 23 -- Third Sunday in Epiphany, Vicar Brian Beckstrom
  • Jan. 24 -- Social Justice Immersion Students, Matthew 5:1-11
  • Jan. 25 -- Paul Lutter, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
  • Jan. 26 -- Morning Praise, Psalm 27
  • Jan. 27 -- Taizé Service
  • Jan. 28 -- Megan Buckingham and Desiree Danielzuk, Isaiah 55:6-13

Sign up for Continuing Ed Events... The public is invited to the following continuing education events:

  • "Be My Valentine" at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 in Alumni Hall will include dinner and musical entertainment. St. Peter residents Chad and Beth Winterfeldt will provide the musical entertainment. Cost is $14 for this event.
  • "Tanzania--Lions, Leopards, and Cheetah, Oh My!," a photographic safari of Tanzania, will be led by Cindy Johnson-Groh, biology, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center. Tanzania, an area of East Africa with a reputation for spectacular and diverse wildlife, is home to the world's greatest game reserves: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire. Preserving wildlife in the context of mounting human populations and land-use pressures poses a significant dilemma for conservationists worldwide and is no more evident than in Tanzania. Cost is $5 and includes coffee and dessert.

These events are open to the public; pre-registration is required. Register at the office of St. Peter Community and Family Education, Suite 207, 600 S. Fifth St., St. Peter. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, or register online at For more information, call 934-3048 and press zero for the operator. These events are Gustavus continuing education programs done in cooperation with the St. Peter Community and Family Education programs.


Bloodmobile Jan. 27... The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in St. Peter 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 at First Lutheran Church. Anyone who is at least 17 years of age or older, weighs a minimum of 110 pounds, and is in general good health can give blood. Call 934-2957 or 934-2372 for an appointment. Appointments help schedule donors more evenly, keeping donor wait time to a minimum. However, walk-ins are always welcome. Free childcare will be available 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Anniversary Celebration Jan. 30... The college community is invited to join family and friends of Paul and Helen Baumgartner (professors emeriti of music) for a 50th wedding anniversary celebration on Sunday, Jan. 30, at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter. A renewal of vows at 2 p.m. will be followed by a reception in the church dining room until 4:30.

Sweetheart Dinner Feb. 12... Bring your spouse, partner, or friend to this candlelight dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at First Lutheran Church, 1114 West Traverse Road. The evening promises delicious food, live musical entertainment, and great Valentine's Weekend ambiance. On-site childcare, including a meal, is available upon request. Cost is $12.50 per person; tickets can be purchased by calling the church office (934-3060) or at the door on the night of the event. Profits benefit First Lutheran's youth program, particularly those youth who will attend the ELCA's 2006 National Youth Gathering in San Antonio, TX.


John Bungum, economics and management, was guest speaker at the LeSueur Rotary Club on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005. He spoke on issues in the globalization debate.

Sarah Daniels, administrative information systems, was awarded a master of science degree in software engineering on Dec. 17, 2004 from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

Steve Mellema, physics, gave an invited lecture, titled "Islam and Human Rights," Jan. 19 at the University of Minnesota's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.


  • Vincent Glowczewski, father of Lynn Bedard (biology), died. The funeral was held Monday, Jan. 17 in Chicago.
  • Newlyn Hosea, father-in-law of David Fienen (music and Chaplains' Office), died on Jan. 12. The funeral was held in Springfield, Illinois on Sunday, Jan. 16.
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).


Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a confirmation retreat for Newport Lutheran Church from Newport, MN Jan. 21-22.

Workshops... The Office of Church Relations will host a gathering of the Pastor-to-Pastor program for pastors from the Southwest Minnesota Synod, Jan. 20-21. This group gathers on campus 3 times a year for pastors' sabbaths to pursue pastoral excellence through networking and professional enrichment opportunities. Psychologist Conrad Weiser, author of "Healers--Harmed and Harmful," will be presenting several sessions during this event. The Office of Church Relations will also host an all-day workshop on the lectionary series, "God With Us," for pastors Jan. 24 in the Interpretive Center. This is the third part of the Koinonia Lectionary Series under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Dave Mesner and is sponsored by Gustavus. The topic for this session will be Lent.

Music in Worship... Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Marilyn Beyer (x7001).


Music ensembles on the go... The Gustavus Choir, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, and the Gustavus String Orchestra will perform 37 concerts in 15 states between Jan. 20 and Feb. 13 as part of their annual winter tours.

To submit items (questions or answers) for consideration in this section, contact Jonathan Kraatz (x7510 or


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • Lindbergh Foundation Grants... Each year the Lindbergh Foundation awards grants in amounts of up to $10,580 each to individuals whose initiative seeks to actively further a balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment. Historically, this program has been a provider of seed money, and credibility, for a variety of innovative research and educational projects. Grants are made in the following categories: agriculture, aviation/aerospace, conservation of natural resources, education, exploration, health, and waste minimization and management. For funding beginning in June of 2006, applications are due June 9, 2005. For application information and a listing of past grantees, please see
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 Jan. 2005 issue of Minnesota Monthly magazine featured a story, titled "It Could Be Hearse," discussing the lectures of Leonard Hayflick and Cynthia Kenyon at the 2004 Nobel Conference.
  • On Jan. 13, The Free Press of Mankato featured a story on the front page of the Valley section, titled "GAC Students Aim for Tsunami Relief." The story included quotes by students Tane Soeldner-Danger, Noah Palm, and Erik Smestad and a black and white photograph of the group.
  • On Jan. 12, The Free Press of Mankato ran a story on the front page of the Valley section, titled "Historian to offer lecture at Gustavus," referring to art historian and guest lecturer Karal Ann Marling.
  • On Jan. 12, KEYC-TV News (Ch. 12, Mankato) filmed an interview in the Hillstrom Museum of Art with Karan Ann Marling of the University of Minnesota, who gave a lecture titled "The Prairie Print Makers: Five-Dollar Culture in the Great Depression" on the museum's Prairie Print Makers exhibition. The interview aired at 10 p.m.
  • On Jan. 12, KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) interviewed Russel Shapiro (geology) on the mudslides in California and Minnesota, which aired at 10 p.m.
  • On Jan. 6, the St. Peter Herald published a story, titled "New Officers Named in Welsh Association," announcing Ellis Jones (professor emeritus of economics and management) as president of the Minnesota Gymanfa Ganu Association for the 2004-05 year.
  • On Jan. 5, The Free Press of Mankato published a similar story, titled "Minnesota Welsh Association names officers."

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


Needed: Used clothing that is torn and ripped but is repairable, for January Term class. Please contact Mao Yang (

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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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