The Yellow Sheet for March 3, 2005

March 3, 2005 | Volume 37, Number 22

Volume 37, Number 22

News & Announcements
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News & Announcements

Chapel-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


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:

  • March 4 -- St. David's Day
  • March 6 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent, Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • March 7 -- Kristi Reinholtzen, Psalm 1: 1-3
  • March 8 -- Jonathan Kraatz, Psalm 119: 9-16
  • March 9 -- Lenten Liturgy, Psalm 23
  • March 10 -- Julie Gilbert, Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 7b
  • March 11 -- Jon Grinnell, 1 Kings 19: 4-13a
  • March 13 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent, Vicar Brian Beckstrom

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

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 (

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, 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.


Mark Bjelland (geography) gave a public lecture on Feb. 22 at the School of City and Regional Planning at Cardiff University in Wales. His lecture was titled "Urban Planning in the USA."

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.

Jim Isaak (The Gustavus Fund and '86) spoke at the Association of Lutheran Development Executives International Educational Conference on Feb. 26. His topic explored the relationship between capital campaign fundraising and the development of a culture of philanthropy in higher education today.

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.


  • John Will, husband of Lisa Will (custodial in the library and North, Gibbs, Sorensen) was killed Monday, Feb. 28 in a car accident. His visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 3 at St. Peter Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 4 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Cleveland.
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).


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.


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • Curriculum Development Support... The National Endowment for the Humanities offers support for projects that improve specific areas of humanities education through the development of new or revised curricula (up to $100,000 for periods of 12-18 months) and instructional and learning materials (up to $200,000 for up to three years). The deadline is Oct. 3, 2005. Guidelines for 2005 will be available in early summer. In the interim, the guidelines online can be used for reference. Because there is an institutional cost-sharing requirement, those interested should contact Bob Weisenfeld ( or x7049). For more information, see

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:
  • Stan Shetka's (art and art history) product, shetkastone, was featured Wednesday, March 2 on the CBS Early Show on the segment titled "The 'Greening' of Your Home."
  • The March 2005 Metro Lutheran published a story, titled "St. Olaf, Gustavus top Peace Corps Providers," on page 4.
  • On Feb. 27, The Free Press of Mankato published information on an upcoming event titled "Will the Real Kentucky Please Stand Up?"
  • On Feb. 25, National Public Radio aired an interview with Chris Gilbert (political science) for a story titled "A Congressman's Tough Sell on Social Security." A transcript can be viewed at
  • On Feb. 24, the St. Peter Herald published a story on Lise Lunge-Larsen, the guest author for the current Unity in Community St. Peter Read's program. This program is sponsored, in part, by the Book Mark, where Lunge-Larsen's book is available for purchase.
  • On Feb. 24, The Free Press of Mankato published a story, titled "St. David's Day celebration set," on the front page of The Valley section.
  • The same issue of The Free Press published an article on page C5, titled "Music department presents annual recital," which took place Saturday, Feb. 26 on campus.
  • On Feb. 23, Women magazine, published by The Free Press of Mankato, featured a story on Cindy Johnson-Groh (biology), titled "Women in Science: Researching, Teaching Healing," which ran on page 3 and included a black and white photograph of Johnson-Groh.
  • On Feb. 9, the Fergus Falls Journal published a story written by first-year student Kyle Rohlfs titled "Gustie life is eye-opening."
  • On Feb. 8, the St. Paul Pioneer Press featured a story, titled "A slice of Swedish farm life," which included an interview with Roger McKnight (Scandinavian studies).

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


The following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2004-05":
  • Philip Hood, institutional advancement, x6512 (change)
  • Bridget Phillips, finance, x7501, (addition)
For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or


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: Solid pine Broyhill bedroom set with dresser and mirror, armoire, queen headboard and footboard, and bedside table. $500 or best offer. Call Becky at 934-2368.

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

Wanted to Buy: Used baby furniture in good condition, especially a changing table and crib or portable crib. Will need by June 15. Contact Elizabeth Baer (, x7324, or 931-3163).

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 ( or x6363) if interested.


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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