The Yellow Sheet for Feb. 17, 2005
Volume 37, Number 20
Volume 37, Number 20
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News & AnnouncementsSenior 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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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:
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:
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 http://gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks/.
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:
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 email@example.com) 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.
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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