The Yellow Sheet for Sept. 8, 2005
September 8, 2005 | Volume 38, Number 1
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News & AnnouncementsWith Record Enrollment, New Academic Year Begins... The College has begun its 144th academic year with 2,570 full-time students. Approximately 710 first-year students are enrolled at Gustavus this fall -- constituting the largest incoming class in the College's history.
Gustavus Hurricane Responses... In response to Hurricane Katrina's destruction in the South, Gustavus employees are lending a hand to officials at Dillard University, a private, residential college of 2,100 students based in New Orleans. With the campus underwater and without power, Dillard officials are trying to react and respond to their community members -- employees, students, and alumni. Vice President Ken Westphal and others have shared what the Gustavus community learned from our 1998 tornado recovery in order to help Dillard employees during this difficult time.
Hurricane relief efforts on campus include:
Anyone who has ideas or questions about how we, as a community, might help in the recovery should contact Dean of Students Hank Toutain.
Information about other events, fundraisers, and programs planned for upcoming weeks will be shared as it becomes available.
Parking Reminder to All... All vehicles must be registered, display a current permit, and be parked in the appropriate parking lot. View the campus map to make yourself familiar with all available parking spaces. For complete information, detailed instructions, and parking and traffic rules, please refer to the Safety and Security website.
Open Forums on College Ministries... Former Interim President Dennis Johnson is leading a series of conversations about how the College might think creatively about the collective future(s) of the ministries of Christ Chapel and related matters of faith life on campus, the Center for Vocational Reflection, the Office of Church Relations, and Community Service Center. Johnson has met several times with the involved departments, as well as a variety of interested parties on and off campus over the summer, including the leadership of the college's Association of Congregations, clergy members of the Board of Trustees, and alumni class agents.
To broaden this dialogue to include the entire campus, three opportunities are scheduled for faculty and staff to enter the conversation regarding the future of the College's campus ministries on Tuesday, September 13 at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., or 4:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room in the Jackson Campus Center. Additionally, you may schedule a personal meeting with Dennis via e-mail at email@example.com to share your perspective on this important initiative.
A report with ideas, new directions, and recommendations will be provided to President Peterson by the end of September.
Room Reservation Information... All campus individuals who need to use facilities throughout the academic year are asked to call the person or number designated for the specific location as follows:
To reserve classrooms between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays during the academic year, contact the registrar's office (x7495).
To reserve classrooms after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends during the academic year, call the telephone number designated below:
To reserve all other locations that have variable schedules and are booked solely by an individual office, call the telephone number listed below:
To reserve facilities in the summer, call Kevin Birr or Margi Willmert in Summer Programs (x6245).
When booking the facilities, note that reservations only secure the space: they do not ensure that the rooms will be set up and unlocked. The person reserving the room is responsible for making all arrangements. For assistance or to receive an event planning checklist, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations (x7520).
Newsletter Purpose, Guidelines... With the beginning of the academic year comes the resumption of The Yellow Sheet, a weekly newsletter providing news and information to the campus community since 1975. This newsletter is distributed online each Thursday afternoon except during academic breaks (specified below).
Gribly Alert... Individuals who wish to have their photograph and/or home telephone number excluded from the 2005-06 Gribly but have not already indicated their wishes must complete the bright orange form titled "Directory Information," available from the Department of Human Resources, as soon as possible.
Pick up Nobel Conference Tickets... Complimentary Nobel Conference tickets are now available for Gustavus employees and students. Students may pick up their tickets at the SAO desk with their student ID. Employees may request a ticket by contacting Dana Lamb in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations (firstname.lastname@example.org or x7520). Tickets for the Sept. 28th Nobel Banquet are also available in marketing and public relations for $25.
For information about this year's conference, go to http://gustavus.edu/events/nobel/2005/.
Hillstrom Exhibits Open Monday... “Pressure Points: Recent Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation” and “Recent Acquisitions of the Hillstrom Museum of Art” will be on view Monday, Sept. 12-Nov. 6 in the Hillstrom Museum. There will be a public reception for these exhibits will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 during the Nobel Conference.
"Pressure Points" features over 50 works in a variety of printmaking media, including lithography, etching, silkscreen, and woodcut. Among the “pressure points” considered in the exhibition and its catalogue are personal memory, stereotypes, social and political engagement, and a number of others.
The smaller, concurrent exhibit of "Recent Acquisitions" initiates the museum’s new FOCUS IN/ON program, in which the expertise of colleagues across the campus is engaged for an extended consideration of a particular work in the museum’s collection. The museum's regular hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. weekends. The museum and its programs are free and open to the public.
GLA Tea Monday... “Come one, come all” to the Gustavus Library Associate’s Fall Membership Tea from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Sept. 12 at the Interpretive Center. President Jim and Susan Peterson will host the event which will welcome special guest speaker Roger MacDonald, M.D., author of A Country Doctor’s Chronicle: Further Tales from the North Woods. All friends and friends of friends are welcome to attend.
Upcoming Continuing Education Events... The public is invited to register for the following continuing education events:
Register at least one week in advance of an event at the office of St. Peter Community and Family Education, 600 S. Fifth St., Suite 207, St. Peter. If questions, call the office at 934-3048 and press zero for an operator. The office is open 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
Business After Hours Tuesday... Gustavus will host Mankato Business After Hours at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Three Crowns Room in the Jackson Campus Center. President Peterson will bring a greeting and campus update to the business people, civic leaders, and educators from Mankato. Business After Hours is a "meet and greet" program of the Greater Mankato Chamber of Commerce. Please join us if your schedule permits.
Cancer Group Meeting Wednesday... Campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the Leadholm Room. This group is open to anyone who has been affected by cancer in their life. Bring a lunch and join the conversation.
Talk Shop Sept. 16... Marie Walker will present the first Faculty Shop Talk of the 2005-06 academic year. Her talk, titled "Vocational Identity Development in College Students: Cross-sectional and Preliminary Longitudinal Evidence for a Theoretical Model," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 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/.
Einstein Lecture Sept. 16... In advance of this year's Nobel Conference, Professor Arthur Fine, University of Washington Department of Philosophy, will present a lecture, titled "What Was He Thinking? Einstein and the Quantum," at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in Olin Hall, room 103. Fine is the author of The Shaky Game: Einstein, Realism and the Quantum Theory, and editor of Bohemian Mechanics and Quantum Theory: An Appraisal. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Democracy and Conflict Resolution to be Discussed Sept. 20... The public is invited to "Sustaining Democracy Through Conflict Resolution," an informal exchange about ways in which democracy can be nourished through conflict resolution. The conversation will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the library on the first floor (north end). Roisin McLaughlin, director of HECUA's Northern Ireland program Democracy and Social Change.
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*Kathryn Erlandsen (Gustavus Fund) and her husband own Cozy Acres Alpacas.
Scott Bur, chemistry, had a paper titled "Sequential Aminodiene Diels-Alder Approach to the Ergoline Skeleton" published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry. Molecules that have the "ergoline" structure are used for treating a variety of health problems ranging from migraine headaches to Parkinson's disease.
Barbara Fister, library, has published an article titled "'Reading as a Contact Sport:' Online Book Groups and the Social Dimensions of Reading" in Reference and User Services Quarterly, Summer 2005.
A recent U.S. Forest Service publication recognized Gustavus for research by Cindy Johnson Groh, biology, and Gustavus students used to develop program to identify, monitor, and manage rare plant species in Alaska's national forests.
John Lammert, biology, presented two concurrent sessions on "Innate immunity: The Toll-like system and antimicrobial peptides" at the American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators held June 3-5 at Emory University in Atlanta. He also offered a pre-conference workshop on "Immunology experiments for the teaching laboratory."
Scott Newstok, English, had his article "Touch of Shakespeare: Welles Unmoors Othello" published in the latest issue of the Shakespeare Bulletin. Completion of this essay was supported by a Presidential Faculty-Student Collaborative Grant last summer with Marissa Wold ('05).
Betsy Anderson-Elias, Counseling Center
New Support Staff
For application materials and additional information, please see http://www.bushfoundation.org/programs/ArtistFellowsProg.htm.
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 email@example.com).
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