The Yellow Sheet for Feb. 17, 2005

February 17, 2005 | Volume 37, Number 20

Volume 37, Number 20

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News & Announcements

Senior Day Monday... The Office of Admission will host Senior Day Monday, Feb. 21. Between 150-175 students, along with their parents, will be here to take another look at Gustavus before making their final college choice. Admission has arranged for the visitors to sit in on classes, attend special interest sessions, tour residence halls, and have lunch in the Campus Center banquet rooms with faculty and other members of the Gustavus community. The visitors should have a campus map and schedule of events; however, if you see them looking lost or confused, please offer to help with directions. The Office of Admission thanks everyone in advance for their assistance and kindness.

Lilly Conference on Vocation... "The Good Life," the fourth annual Lilly Conference on Vocation, will take place Monday, Feb. 28-Saturday, March 5 and will explore such provocative, timeless, and profoundly human questions as: What is the "good life," and why? "Good" for whom, and at whose expense? What is the nature and place of creativity, truth, beauty, justice, and community in the "good life?" Of pain and suffering, greed and compassion? Of questions, curiosity, and discovery? Of individual freedoms and shared responsibilities for the "common good?"

The conference will feature three renowned guest presenters, including author and activist Michael Schut, singer-songwriter Judy Gorman, and historian Richard Hughes and a number of events and activities for the entire campus community, many of which are also open to the public. For a copy of one or more of the books by this year's featured authors, or for more information about the conference, stop by the Center for Vocational Reflection (CVR) in the Johnson Student Union. Those who would like to attend any of the breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner conversations throughout the week, should RSVP to Amy Pehrson (x7169 or

Sponsored by the CVR, the conference is an aspect of the college's mission-driven vocation initiative, which seeks to equip the entire campus community to think of their lives in terms of a calling to make a difference in the world.

Following is a partial list of the conference events:

  • Monday, Feb. 28
    10 a.m. -- Judy Gorman in Daily Chapel in Christ Chapel
    10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. -- CVR open house in Johnson Student Union
    11:30 a.m. -- Lunch and conversation with Judy Gorman and Mike Schut in the St. Peter Room
    3:30 p.m. -- Support staff workshop: "Simpler Living, Compassionate Life" with Mike Schut in Linner Lounge
    5:30 p.m. -- Dinner and symposium: "Truth, Beauty, and Goodness: Liberal Arts, Vocation, and the Good Life" with Pam Kittelson, Joyce Sutphen, and Leila Brammer in the Heritage Room
    8 p.m. -- Judy Gorman in Concert in the Courtyard Cafe
  • Tuesday, March 1
    10 a.m. -- Mike Schut in Daily Chapel in Christ Chapel
    11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. -- Lunch and conversation with Judy Gorman and Mike Schut in the St. Peter Room
    3:30 p.m. -- Workshop: "Simpler Living, Compassionate Life" with Mike Schut in Linner Lounge
    5:30 p.m. -- Dinner and conversation with Mike Schut and Judy Gorman in the Heritage Room
    6:30 p.m. -- Symposium: "Interfaith and Multicultural Perspectives on the Good Life" featuring Judy Gorman, Mike Schut, and members of the Gustavus community in the Heritage Room
  • Wednesday, March 2
    8 a.m. -- Breakfast and conversation with Mike Schut in the St. Peter Room
    12:30 p.m. -- Student lunch with Mike Schut in the St. Peter Room
    5:30 p.m. -- January Term "Social Justice" theme-related courses: Reunion and Reflection Dinner in the St. Peter Room
  • Thursday, March 3
    8 a.m. -- Breakfast and conversation with Richard Hughes (student affairs division)
    10 a.m. -- Richard Hughes in Daily Chapel in Christ Chapel
    5:30 p.m. -- Dinner and conversation with Richard Hughes in the St. Peter Room
    7 p.m. -- Keynote address by Richard Hughes in the Heritage Room
  • Friday, March 4
    8 a.m. -- Breakfast and conversation with Richard Hughes in the St. Peter Room
    11:30 a.m. -- Lunch and conversation with Richard Hughes in the St. Peter Room
    4:30 p.m. -- Church-and-College Faculty/Staff Retreat, Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna; for more information, see Church and College Retreat March 4-5 in Upcoming Events

Promotion Letter Reminder... Letters on behalf of faculty candidates for promotion are due by 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 and should be addressed to Dean John Mosbo.


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:

  • Feb. 18 -- Mark Granquist, Martin Luther Renewer of the Church, Mark 1: 35-39
  • Feb. 20 -- Second Sunday in Lent, Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Feb. 21 -- Florence Amamoto, 2 Corinthians 5: 11-21
  • Feb. 22 -- Bishop Phaswana, Luke 15: 11-24
  • Feb. 23 -- Lenten Liturgy
  • Feb. 24 -- Healing Service, 1 John 1: 5-9
  • Feb. 25 -- Lars Clausen, Acts 3: 1-10
  • Feb. 27 -- Third Sunday in Lent, Vicar Brian Beckstrom

Talk Shop Friday... Jenifer Ward (modern languages, literatures, and cultures/French) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk. Her talk, "Working in the Hyphen," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed at

Arboretum Heart Warmer Saturday... 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 Dean Wahlund in the Office of Special Events (x7521) by 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18.

Faith Forum Monday... The campus community is invited to Faith Forum at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 in the Heritage Banquet Room. Guest speaker will be Bruce Forbes, professor of religion at Morningside College and editor of "Rapture, Revelation, and the End Times: Exploring the Left Behind Series." Forbes will share some insights from his research followed by group discussion. Treats will be provided. Faith Forum is a bi-monthly event focusing on issues of theological interest for college students and personnel and is sponsored by the Office of the Chaplains/Church Leadership.

Farewell Party Feb. 25... The campus community is invited to a reception for Janet Huikko (physical plant) from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25 in the Heritage Room. Huikko's last day of work at Gustavus is Wednesday, March 2.

St. Peter Reads Event March 1... Unity in Community-St. Peter Reads will feature award-winning Minnesota author Lise Lunge-Larsen at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 in the Senior Center at the St. Peter Community Center. Lunge-Larson has written a number of books, including "Race of the Birkebeiners." This will be a delightful evening of myth, metaphor, and creativity. The event is free and open to all and will be of special interest to parents, Scandinavians, educators, and anyone who loves a good tale. For more information, call Judy Schultz (x6017) at the Book Mark.

Upcoming March Continuing Education Opportunities... The public is invited to the following continuing education events in the Interpretive Center:

  • Bob Douglas (geography) will present two vastly contrasting images of the state of Kentucky in his presentation titled "Will the Real Kentucky Please Stand Up?" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1. Douglas will contrast the highly refined, cultured, monied Bluegrass of fine horses and fine whiskey versus the dirt poor, backward mountaineers and dirty coal miners of Appalachia and then examine the role geography and history play in the state.
  • Larry Biederman ('70), owner of LJP Enterprises of St. Peter, will present "Let's Talk Trash" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8. Biederman will discuss issues such as the amount of trash produced by individuals and households and the process and effectiveness of recycling.
  • David Folland, maker of Folland string instruments, will present "Tale of a Violin Purist" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15. Folland will guide the audience through his creation of a violin with a slide presentation and then entertain with violin music.
  • Steve Alinder of Collective Memories in St. Peter will give a presentation on antiques at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. Anyone who would like to have one small item evaluated by Alinder should indicate that interest when registering. Ten names will be drawn and those individuals will have their item evaluated by Alinder.

Pre-registration is required for these events. Cost is $5 and includes coffee and dessert. 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. 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 program.

Faculty/Staff Retreat March 4-5... As part of the annual Lilly Conference on Vocation, the campus community is invited to the Church-and-College Faculty/Staff Retreat Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 at the Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna. On Friday evening, Richard Hughes, Distinguished Professor of Religion and director of the Center for Faith and Learning at Pepperdine University, who will speak Thursday as part of the conference, will help the retreat attendees explore their individual values and how they shape their lives at Gustavus. On Saturday morning, drawing on his expertise on church-related higher education, Hughes will also help attendees think about Gustavus' particular character and strengths and the vision of its mission. The retreat will run from dinner on Friday through lunch on Saturday. Contact Florence Amamoto (x7399 or by Monday, Feb. 28 to sign up or for further information. For those who are signed up for Scholarship Day on Saturday, March 5 but want to come for the Friday workshop, transportation arrangements can be made to return to campus for Saturday's interviews. The retreat is sponsored by the Center for Vocational Reflection.


Mark Granquist (religion) published an article, titled "American Lutherans on the Home Front During World War I," in the February 2005 issue of the "Journal of Lutheran Ethics." The article describes American Lutheran reactions to anti-German sentiment and actions during the First World War.

Gustavus men's golf coach Scott Moe has been named head coach of the U.S. Junior National team by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The team will play in the Toyota Junior World Cup June 21-24 in Nagoya, Japan. Moe is the first Division III Coach to be selected to lead the U.S. Junior National team. This will be the 14th time that the United States has participated in the Junior World Cup. Each year 12 countries put together a team of their four best junior players (18 and under) to compete in a setting that is the magnitude of the Ryder Cup and the Presidents Cup. Moe, who was named the 2004 Division III National Coach of the Year, directed the Gusties to the 2004 Division III Championship. He has been the head coach of the Gustavus men's golf team since 1996.


  • Anna Friedrichs, mother of Diane Harman (institutional advancement), died Wednesday, Feb. 16. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, with a 7 p.m. rosary, at Landkamer-Johnson-Boman Funeral Home in Mankato and one hour prior to the funeral at church. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at St. Peter & Paul's Catholic Church in Mankato.
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).


Partners in Education presenters scheduled for this week include:
  • Saturday, Feb. 19 -- Mark Granquist (religion) will give a presentation on Islam to a men's group at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Shoreview
  • Sunday Feb. 20 -- Granquist will speak at the first of a four-part series on "Lutheran Distinctives" at United Lutheran Church in Red Wing
  • Sunday, Feb. 20 -- Garrett Paul (religion) will speak on "God and Politics in the 21st Century" at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi
  • Sunday, Feb. 20 -- Jim Gilbert (Linnaeus Arboretum and environmental studies) will present "Caring for God's Creation" at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley

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 a retreat for St. Luke's Lutheran Church from Bloomington on Friday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 19. The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for Christ Lutheran Church from Faribault Sunday, Feb. 20 and Monday, Feb. 21. The group is under the leadership of the Rev. Craig Brimhorst.

Student Visits... The Office of Church Relations will host the following church high school groups with an interest in Lutheran higher education:

  • Friday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 19 -- juniors and seniors from First Lutheran Church in Pine River, accompanied by the Rev. John Twiton
  • Sunday, Feb. 20 and Monday, Feb. 21 -- sophomores, juniors, and seniors from Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Boulder, Colo., accompanied by youth director Holly Phillips
  • Sunday, Feb. 20 and Monday, Feb. 21 -- juniors and seniors from Bethel Lutheran Church in Hudson, Wis., under the leadership of Juli Hilding
  • Monday, Feb. 21 -- students from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis

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:
  • Online Database of Grant Programs... Community of Science (COS) is a comprehensive database of funding opportunities for faculty across all disciplines (despite its name), which the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations subscribes to. It is available to faculty with a Gustavus e-mail address. For specific funding opportunities, visit, which allows for a multitude of keyword-based searches. COS has just released a new feature called the Search Wizard, which can be found at It goes beyond keyword searches and allows for a more customized and targeted search of funding opportunities. For any questions or assistance regarding COS searches, please contact Lisa Wojcik ( or x7045).
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:
  • The following articles have recently appeared on the two art exhibits currently running in the Hillstrom Museum of Art:
    • On Feb. 17, The Free Press of Mankato did a feature titled "Same place, diverse art: Hillstrom features dual Vietnam-related exhibits," which ran on the front page of the Currents section, included three color photographs and interviews with artist Gene Basset and Don Myers (art and art history and Hillstrom Museum)
    • On Feb. 13, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis published an article, "Art spotlight: Vietnam redux"
  • Other articles that appeared in the Feb. 17 Free Press include:
    • "Bob Douglas to give Kentucky presentation" on page C4
    • "St. Peter Area to Celebrate Women," an event that will take place on campus March 15
  • On Feb. 3, the St. Peter Herald featured a story on Dawn Brown (former resident hall supervisor, first-year student program coordinator, and orientation director and wife of Tom Brown, football and health and exercise science), titled "Cleveland dean embraces new challenges."
  • The February 2005 issue of University Business magazine published an article on "Green Expectations" which included mention of Gustavus and the effort to raise funds for two wind turbines.

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 Festival of St. Lucia luncheon tickets on sale
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
Save the date - Gustavus Employee Holiday Party
Volunteers needed to work shifts at Holiday Party
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
2:303:30 p.m. INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3 Dining Room (PDR), Jackson Campus Center
57 p.m. Destress Fest with the PAs Room
67:15 p.m. INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3 Dining Room (PDR), Jackson Campus Center
68 p.m. DIY Hot Chocolate Making Event Cafe
7 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts St. Olaf Peter, Minn.
7 p.m. Women's Basketball at St. Olaf, Minn.
7:05 p.m. Women's Hockey at UW-River Falls Falls, Wis.

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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