The Yellow Sheet for March 3, 2005
Volume 37, Number 22
Volume 37, Number 22
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News & AnnouncementsChapel-time Reminder... Gustavus has a strong tradition of pausing from 10 to 10:20 a.m. each day for reflection during daily chapel. The entire campus community is encouraged to honor this opportunity.
Relay for Life 2005 Invitation... Last spring, Gustavus held its first Relay for Life walk, bringing together almost 300 Gusties and raising over $16,000 for the American Cancer Society. The Relay for Life committee, in planning this year's cancer walk, hopes to have at least 25 percent of the campus community participate and raise $25,000. Gustavus faculty and staff, as well as family and friends, are invited to join in during the relay which will take place from 7 p.m. April 22 until 7 a.m. April 23. There will be games, music, food, and educational events throughout the night. Anyone who would like to put together a team to walk or who would like to donate should e-mail email@example.com.
Nguyen Screening Runs Through April 10... A screening of the acting roles of artist Long Nguyen, whose exhibition, titled "Tales of Yellow Skin: The Art of Long Nguyen," is on view in the Hillstrom museum, will run continuously through Sunday, April 10 in the museum's media gallery. Nguyen has appeared in several films and has also acted in television dramas. Included in the screening are the short films "Running in Tall Grasses" (2004) by Howard Vu and "Apsara" (2003) by Colin McGreal. Excerpts from the following feature films will also be shown: "Heaven and Earth" (1993) by Oliver Stone, "Operation Dumbo Drop" (1995) by Simon Wincer, "Green Dragon" (2001) by Timothy Linh Bui, and "Coyote Waits" (2003) by Jan Egleson. The program also includes scenes from the television show "American Dreams," a collage of excerpts from various other roles and a trailer of an upcoming film.
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... Doug Huff (philosophy) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2004-05 academic year. He will present "The Crucible and Aristotelian Moral Authority: A Case Study in Virtue Ethics" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 4 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://oncampus.gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks/.
Singer/Songwriter to Perform Friday... James Hersch, local folk singer and songwriter, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4 in the Dive. Hersch is rich with experience and looks forward to sharing his stories and music with the campus community. This event is sponsored by the Center for Vocational Reflection, the Chaplains Office, and Student Senate.
Faculty Recital Saturday... Tenor Stephen Bomgardner (music) will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. He will be accompanied by pianist Jennifer McDonald and assisted by mezzo soprano Ingerid Kvam. Bomgardner will open with works by Roger Quilter and continue with "Outside This House the World has Changed" by Samuel Barber and "Two Songs," composed by Modest Mussorgsky. He will complete the first set of the recital with "Three Comic Songs" from "Morike-Liederbuch," written by Hugo Wolf. Following intermission, Bomgardner will present "Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac, Op. 51" by Benjamin Britten. Saturday's recital is free and open to the public. A reception in the recital hall lobby will follow the performance.
Upcoming Student Senate Meetings... All faculty members are welcome and encouraged to attend the upcoming Student Senate meetings to be held at 7 p.m. March 7 and 21, April 4 and 18, and May 2 and 18 in Olin Hall 103. Community comment is welcome and appreciated. Anyone who would like to be placed on the agenda should contact Mike Marcotte (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Vietnam Lecture Monday... Greg Kaster (history) will present a talk at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7 in the Hillstrom Museum titled "The Vietnam War: History, Memory, and Representation." This event is held in conjunction with the museum's current exhibitions, "Vietnam Drawings by Gene Basset" and "Tales of Yellow Skin: The Art of Long Nguyen." The talk is free and open to the public.
Cancer Group Meeting Wednesday... The campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon on Wednesday, March 9 in the Leadholm Room. Bring a lunch and join the conversation. This group is open to anyone on campus.
Annual Spring Dance Concert March 11-13... The annual Matching Tights Dance Company spring dance concert will be held March 11-13 in Anderson Theatre. Under the direction of Michele Rusinko and Maria Gomez Tierney, "JUMP!" will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13. The concert will showcase the work of guest choreographer Joe Chvala, director of the Flying Foot Forum, Megan Flood, Rusinko, Tierney, and students. Tickets for the concert are on sale at the SAO ticket center (x7590). Tickets can be reserved in advance or purchased at the door prior to the concert; cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.
Building Bridges' 10th Anniversary... Building Bridges extends an invitation to its tenth annual conference. This theme is based on a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, "You must be the change you wish to see in world." This student-initiated, student-led conference will take place on Saturday, March 12. The conference will feature a keynote address by Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Jody Williams, founding coordinator for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Workshop sessions will feature Vanita Vactor, Vernon Bellcourt, and State Rep. Ruth Johnson. For more information contact the Gustavus Diversity Center (x7449).
Women Celebrating Women Event March 15... The second annual "Women Celebrating Women: St. Peter Area Women Change America" event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 in the banquet rooms of the campus center. The event will include a social hour, musical entertainment, dinner, awards ceremony, and keynote address by the Honorable Mary Pawlenty, district court judge and Minnesota First Lady. Held during national Women's History Month, the event will honor area women who make a positive difference in the St. Peter area. The event is open to the public, but advance registration is required. To register, contact the office of St. Peter Community Education at 934-3048 or www.stpetercommunityedonline.com, under the Winter General Interest category. Reservations will be accepted until Thursday, March 10. The cost is $18 per person. During the event, the 2005 St. Peter Area ATHENA Award recipient and other local women will be honored for their outstanding community service, professional accomplishments, and leadership in helping other women reach their full potentials. This program is sponsored by the St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce, St. Peter Herald, and St. Peter Community Education. The ATHENA Award Program is a national program that promotes women's leadership. More information about the national program is available online.Special Faculty Meeting March 16... A special faculty meeting will be held Wednesday, March 16 to discuss the Dean's planning report that was distributed to the faculty this week. The report is for discussion purposes and is meant to be a starting point for considerations of future academic directions. In addition to the discussion at the March 16 faculty meeting, faculty are invited to provide responses (anonymously if they wish) to one of the designated members of the faculty senate (Leila Brammer, Byron Nordstrom, and Kate Wittenstein) or to Becky Miller's attention in the Dean of Faculty's office.
Barbara Fister (library) has published an article, titled "Google's Digitization Project -- What Difference Will it Make?," in the March issue of Library Issues: Briefings for Faculty and Administrators.
Horst Ludwig (modern foreign languages, literatures, and cultures/German) had a haiku appear in Asahi Shimbun, a Japanese newspaper, on Feb. 19-20. Ludwig's biography was also printed in the section "Lehrer aus Ritterswalde" in Gerhard Weisbrich, Ritterswalde: Geschichte eines schlesischen Dorfes, Teil II: Nach dem ersten Weltkrieg bis 1946 (Ritterswalde: History of a Silesian village, Part II: After WW I to 1946), Bad Driburg, 2004, 316-317.
Retreats... The Office of Church Relations will host confirmation retreats Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 for East Svedahl Lutheran Church from St. James and Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church from Minneapolis.
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or email@example.com).
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).
For Rent: Duplex available June 1. Two bedrooms with den/office and attached garage. Very private, wooded lot in town. Includes dishwasher, microwave, and deck off the living room. No pets. No smoking. Rent is $750 per month plus utilities. Call Denise Engels at 507/243-4135.
For Sale: 1995 Pontiac Grand Am with good tires; transmission replaced in 2000; automatic; four-door; AM/FM cassette; 170,000 miles; $1,500. Contact Meghan at x7346.
For Sale: Three-bedroom home adjacent to college with large, private backyard and panoramic view of St. Peter and valley. Amenities include maple floors, one wood and two gas fireplaces, sunroom, and large backyard deck. For more information, contact Steve (x7539 or email@example.com).
Interested in locally grown, fresh, organic produce? Join August Earth CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), located in Hutchinson. Produce will arrive weekly to a St. Peter drop-off site. Contact Shawn Reid (firstname.lastname@example.org or x6363) if interested.
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