The Yellow Sheet for Jan. 27, 2005
Volume 37, Number 18
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Youth Conference on Campus... The University of Minnesota Extension Service is sponsoring a youth health conference from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 on campus (in Confer, Vickner, Alumni, Lund, Bjorling, Nobel, and Social Science). Approximately 1,000 seventh graders from southern Minnesota will attend. Please look at these students as prospective Gusties.
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
Yellow Sheet Reminder... Due to touring week, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Thursday, Feb. 3. Publication will resume Thursday, Feb. 10.
Shibori Exhibit Tonight... Students in Patricia Freiert's January Term shibori course will exhibit their work from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 in the Schaefer Fine Arts Gallery. Shibori is a set of shaped resist dyeing techniques practiced by the Japanese over a period of 1,000 years to decorate kimono fabric. This event 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:
Employee Enhancement Days are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 1 and Thursday, Feb. 3. Gustavus employees are encouraged to participate. All sessions will be held in Alumni Hall, except for the "Lunch and Learn" sessions, which will be held in a Campus Center banquet room. The schedule is as follows:
For more information or questions, contact Jane Confer (email@example.com or x6165).
Cancer Support Meeting Wednesday... The campus community is invited to the Cancer Support Group meeting at noon Wednesday, Feb. 9 in the Leadholm Room. Bring a lunch and join the conversation.
Arboretum Heart Warmer Feb. 20... The Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum will host a February Heart Warmer from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 at the Interpretive Center. A soup and sandwich buffet will be offered, followed by a talk, titled "Fermented Camel Yogurt and Dung-Smoked Grayling: A (Micro) Botanical Foray across the Mongolian Steppe," by Mark Edlund, staff scientist with the Science Museum of Minnesota's St. Croix Watershed Research Station. Edlund's research uses the study of algae in the lakes and waterways of Mongolia to address questions of environmental change and biodiversity. Cost is $8 per person; reservations may be made by contacting Dana Lamb in marketing and public relations (x7520 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Anniversary Celebration Sunday... 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 p.m.
Film Presentation Feb. 10... The St. Peter Public Library will show "Alexandra's Project," an Australian drama, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 in the library's meeting room. The showing is free and open to the public.
Sweetheart Dinner Feb. 12... Bring your spouse, partner, or friend to this candlelight dinner with musical entertainment to be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter. 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 On-site child care, including a meal, is available upon request. Profits will benefit First Lutheran's youth program, particularly those youth who will attend the ELCA's 2006 National Youth Gathering in San Antonio.
Graduates Jaclyn Bailey ('04) and Bryan Cox ('98) co-authored a paper, titled "Organelle and translocatable forms of glyoxasomal malate dehydrogenase: the effects of the N terminal presequence," that was published in the FEBS Journal, vol. 272, pages 643-654. A figure from the paper was selected for use on the cover of the journal.
Horst Ludwig (modern foreign languages and literatures/German) had an English haiku, with translations into High German, Low German and Japanese, published in Blaetter der Fehrs-Gilde, Dec. 2004, pages 1-3. The Fehrs-Gilde is a society for the promotion of Low German. This haiku was also selected for the year-end haiku section in the Asahi Shimbun, one of the major Japanese daily newspapers (Dec. 25-26, 2004). The text of this multi-national haiku enterprise can be viewed at http://www.fehrsgilde.de/blaetter/bfg25.pdf.
New Support Staff
Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host an overnight retreat Friday, Jan. 28 for St. Stephen Lutheran Church from West St. Paul.
Music in Worship... 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 email@example.com).
For Rent: House with two-three bedrooms; new appliances and carpet; large living room, dining room, and kitchen; deck with grill. Five-minute walk to campus; rent is $875 per month. Call Mark at 934-5119.
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