The Yellow Sheet for Jan. 27, 2005

January 27, 2005 | Volume 37, Number 18

Volume 37, Number 18

News & Announcements
Upcoming Events
Off-Campus Events
Extraordinary People
New Faces
Congregational Outreach
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News & Announcements

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.

Campus Plan... [Editor's note: The date listed for the Campus Framework meeting in last week's Yellow Sheet was incorrect.] Proposed changes to the Gustavus "Campus Framework Plan" were presented Monday to an open campus meeting and the Gustavus Board of Trustees. Additions to the plan include potential senior housing sites, a wind-turbine development zone, a new (60­80,000 square-foot) academic building on the West Mall, and the relocation of the football stadium to the west side of Lund Center. Architectural drawings and more complete descriptions of these proposed changes are available online at

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
"Reserve Police Batallion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland" by Christopher Browning
"Einstein's Dreams" by Alan Lightman
"The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo" by Paula Huntley
"Confederacy of Silence: A True Tale of the New Old South" by Richard Rubin

The committee seeks input from the campus community about any of these books relevant to their selection for this program. Committee members include Leila Brammer (communication studies), Deborah Goodwin (religion), Matt Panciera (classics), Amy Pehrson (vocational reflection), Shawn Reid (admission), Megan Ruble (student activities), Jeff Stocco (career center), Terena Wilkens (theatre and dance/head resident), and students Ben Boline, Julia Gustafson, Hannah Johnson, and Chris Van Fossen. Feedback should be sent to Megan Ruble ( or x7597) by Tuesday, Feb. 15.

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 Due to touring week, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Thursday, Feb. 3.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:

  • Jan. 28 -- Megan Buckingham and Desiree Danielzuk, Isaiah 55: 6-13
  • Jan. 30-Feb. 6 -- No Chapel, Touring and Activity Period

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:

Feb. 1
7:45 a.m. -- Doors open for refreshments; greeting by Ken Westphal
8 a.m. -- "Endings, Beginnings -- and Bumps in Between" by Gene Anderson
9:15 a.m. -- "Life is too Important to be Taken Seriously" by Gene Anderson
10:30 a.m. -- "Aligned to Lead: Leading Authentically. A Journey Connecting our Being with our Doing" by Diana Gabriel and Stephen Bennett
12:30 p.m. -- "Where Do We Start in 2005?," a Lunch and Learn session by Kari Eckheart

Feb. 3
7:45 a.m. -- Doors open for refreshments
8 a.m. -- "Life Gifts: Doing What you Love Means Doing What Comes Naturally" (session one) by Kathi Tunheim
10:15 a.m. -- "Life Gifts" (session two) by Kathi Tunheim
12:30 p.m. -- "Reflections on Vocations," a Lunch and Learn session by Amy Pehrson

For more information or questions, contact Jane Confer ( 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


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.

Winterfest 2005 runs Feb. 4-12 in St. Peter. The event celebrates Minnesota's winter with a variety of activities. To learn more, go to and click on Winterfest.

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


The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

    New Support Staff
    Tracie Bjorklund, Health Service


Partners in Education presenters scheduled for this week include Jim Gilbert (Linnaeus Arboretum and environmental studies), who will give a presentation titled "Caring for God's Creation" Sunday, Feb. 6 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Park. Partners in Education is a program coordinated by the Office of Church Relations in which participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentations for adult forums, workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.

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).


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • Arts Funding Database... The New York Foundation for the Arts Source is a searchable database of awards, services, and publications for artists of all disciplines including dance, design, media, music, theatre and the folk/traditional, literary, performance and visual arts. This site offers access to a comprehensive national listing of opportunities for artists that include a wide range of financial, educational, technological, and institutional resources and information. See for more information and searchable funding databases.
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • Chris Gilbert (political science) has recently been interviewed by the following media:
    • On Jan. 27, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis where he was quoted in Doug Grow's column about Senator Mark Dayton's speech against the confirmation of Condoleeza Rice
    • On Jan. 21, WCCO Radio's (830 AM, Minneapolis/St. Paul) Morning Show with Dave Lee where he discussed President Bush's inaugural address
    • On Jan. 18, Minnesota Public Radio's Midday noon-hour call-in where he discussed Governor Pawlenty's State of the State address
  • On Jan. 23, The Free Press of Mankato did a front-page story, titled "Some Students go for Multiple Foreign Stays: Travel, study, repeat," that quoted John Cha (international education) and students Rebecka Arbin and Nick Weiler. The article included two color photographs: one of Arbin and one of Weiler.
  • On Jan. 20, the St. Peter Herald published a story on the LineUs Comedy Improv Group, titled "Troupe hopes to provide comic relief," that included quotes by student Tane Danger, mention of Taylor Mertz, Noah Palm, and Dan Rude, and a color photograph of Danger and Rude.
  • On Jan. 20, the St. Peter Herald ran an article by Brian Beckstrom (chaplains' office), titled "Baptized for a purpose," in the Spiritual Connection section of the opinion page.

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


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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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