The Yellow Sheet for Sept. 29, 2005

September 29, 2005 | Volume 38, Number 4

Volume 38, Number 4

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News & Announcements

Christmas in Christ Chapel Order Forms were inserted in employee paychecks today (Friday, Sept. 30). To receive priority status, employees need to turn in their orders by Friday, Oct. 14. Anyone who did not receive a blue order form with their check should contact Dana Lamb (x7520 or

Communication Review Continues... The Office of Marketing and Public Relations, in conjunction with the Integrated Marketing Team, is continuing its collegewide review of communications that have been distributed during the past year. Thanks to the many people who submitted materials last winter and spring. The materials collected will be used to assess and make recommendations regarding image, message, and distribution. The collection and review process will continue this fall. Marketing intern Hallie Wunsch may be contacting your department to gather materials -- newsletters, postcards, brochures, posters, letterhead, envelopes, etc. Questions regarding this project may be directed to Stacia Senne (x6395 or Thanks for cooperating.

Broadcast for Television... This year's Nobel Conference main lectures will be broadcast on Twin Cities Public Television's (TPT) Minnesota Channel. Edited programs of the six lectures will be broadcast in the coming months. The broadcasts will be at 8 p.m. on Oct. 15, Oct. 22, and Oct. 29 on TPT 17. A promotional piece for the programs, featuring an interview with Nobel Conference Director Tim Robinson, will air following TPT's "Almanac" show at 7:58 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7. For further scheduling, check local programming guides, the TPT website, or the Minnesota Channel website. In addition, the lectures should be archived on the Gustavus website by Oct. 15. Both audio and video formats will be available.

Student Phonathon-incentive Donations Needed... The Gustavus Fund will kick off another year of Student Phonathon on Nov. 1. Students will join GusLink to make calls -- connecting and engaging alumni with what is happening at Gustavus. This is an important part in meeting the Gustavus Fund goals. The Gustavus Fund staff keeps the evenings fun by offering incentives and gifts to the student callers. St. Peter and Mankato area businesses support this effort, and the campus community is also invited to consider donating incentive items for the phonathon. Anyone willing to donate items that a college student would enjoy -- such as tickets to sporting or theatre events, frequent flyer miles, electronic devices, restaurant or store gift certificates, or a new car -- or knows of someone with those resources should contact Lindsey Christensen ( or x6513).

Safety and Security Report... The annual security compliance report is available online. The report contains information on campus security and personal safety including crime prevention, safety and security enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security on campus. Crime statistics for the three previous calendar years are also available, including incidents reported on campus, on College-owned property in St. Peter, or in the immediate vicinity of campus. A copy of the "Safety and Security Report" booklet that contains the same information as the website can be picked up in the Safety and Security office (Norelius Hall 35A) or by calling x8809.

Travel Guidelines... Last year, a set of guidelines was developed by the Dean of Students Office, the Faculty Committee on Student Life, and the International and Experiential Education Committee to assist faculty and staff who travel off campus with student groups. The guidelines are intended to provide guidance to group leaders traveling off campus on curricular and co-curricular programs sponsored by the College.

A draft of the proposed guidelines was circulated to the community last spring, with an invitation for comments or questions, and subsequently revised modestly based upon responses received. The final guidelines are effective immediately. Contact Patti Kelly (x7582) to receive a copy of the guidelines.

Personnel Committee Announces Tenure Candidates... Tenure review for five faculty (listed below) are being conducted this fall. All tenured members of a candidate's department are expected to write letters addressing the criteria for tenure as stated in the Faculty Manual. Non-tenured members of the candidate's department may also submit a letter. These letters will be available to the candidate, the Personnel Committee, Eliason, and the President. The letters should be addressed to Dean Eric Eliason and will be placed in the candidate's file. Tenure files close at 4 p.m. today (Friday, Sept. 30).

Jeffrey Dahlseid, biology and chemistry
June Kloubec, health and exercise science
Jillian Locke, political science
Rebecca Taylor, English
Barbara Zust, nursing


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:

  • Oct. 2 -- 20th Sunday after Pentecost, Chaplain Brian Johnson
  • Oct. 3 -- Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
  • Oct. 4 -- Carrie Newcomer
  • Oct. 5 -- Morning Praise, Gustavus Choir
  • Oct. 6 -- Y Franklin Ishida, Global Mission, Mark 1: 16-20
  • Oct. 7 -- Taize Morning Worship
  • Oct. 9 -- 21st Sunday after Pentecost, Chaplain Brian Johnson preaching, Chaplain Rachel Larson presiding

Piano Recitals This Weekend... The public is invited to the following piano recitals this weekend in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall:

  • At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, husband and wife pianists Du Huang and Xiao Hu, music faculty members at Luther College, will perform Mozart's three movement Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448, Johannes Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56B, Variations on a Theme by Paganini by Witold Lutoslawski, and Manuel Infante's Danses Andalouses.
  • At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Paul and Helen Baumgartner, professors emeriti of music, will present a four-hand piano recital. They will present Mozart's Sonata in B flat, K. 358, Leos Janacek's National Dances of Moravia, Antonin Dvorak's Klid, from Op. 68 (known as the "Quiet Woods"), Waltzes, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms, Fanny Mendelssohn-Helsel's Three Pieces for Four Hands, and Gabriel Faure's "Dolly" Suite, Op. 56, for Piano Duet.

The recitals are free and open to the public and will be followed by receptions in the recital hall lobby.

Vocation and Social Justice Lecture Monday... Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, assistant professor of justice and peace studies at the University of St. Thomas, will lead a discussion about vocation and social justice at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 in Confer Hall, room 331. Nelson-Pallmeyer has extensive grassroots experience in Latin America and has written several books on faith, social justice, and American foreign policy. The Department of Geography and the Center for Vocational Reflection are sponsoring this visit. The discussion is free and open to the public.

Carrie Newcomer on Campus Next Week... Singer/songwriter, activist, and workshop leader Carrie Newcomer will be on campus Oct. 3-5 for the following events:

  • 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 in Linner Lounge -- a workshop titled "Writing Mindfully"
  • 8-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 in the Courtyard Cafe -- a concert and conversation
  • 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Christ Chapel -- Daily Chapel homily
  • 10:30-noon and 7- 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the Board Room in the Campus Center -- a workshop titled "When the Soul's Great Joy Meets the World: Great Hunger: Faith, Vocation, Activism, and Art"
  • 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the Presidents Dining Room -- "Gustavus as a Mentoring Community," with dinner and conversation
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Linner Lounge -- "Sustaining Joy in Your Life's Work," coffee with Carrie Newcomer
  • 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 in the St. Peter Room -- open lunch with students, faculty, and staff
  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Alumni Hall -- Carrie Newcomer in Concert

The campus community is invited to attend these events. R.S.V.P. for the meals to the Center for Vocational Reflection (x7169 or

U of M Admission Director on Campus Tuesday... Ben Sharpe, the director of admissions at the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology (engineering school), will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Olin Hall, room 215 to meet with students who are interested in dual-degree or graduate programs at the University of Minnesota. Faculty and staff are encouraged to inform any students who may be interested in engineering at the University of Minnesota to visit with Sharpe.

Human Rights in Colombia Events Tuesday... The following events will take place Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the Three Crowns Room as part of "Advocating for Human Rights in Colombia:"

  • At 4:30 p.m., Diana Milena Murcia will present "Human Rights in Colombia Today." A Colombian human rights lawyer and activist, she is considered one of Colombia's leading legal minds focused on Plan Colombia. Her visit has been arranged by Witness for Peace.
  • At 5:45 p.m., there will be a break for dinner. (Please bring food trays to the Three Crowns Room.)
  • At 6:30 p.m., Emily Sollie, Lutheran World Relief media specialist, will present "Messages, Media, and Momentum: A Primer on Working with the Media." This training session will discuss crafting a compelling message, writing letters to the editor, op-eds, press releases, pitching stories to various media, and tips for being interviewed. These skills are applicable to all advocacy work.

These events are sponsored by the Peace Studies program, Sponberg Chair in Ethics, Center for Vocational Reflection, Office of International Education, Community Service Center, and the Sal y Luz partnership between Lutheran World Relief, Gustavus, and peace sanctuary churches in Colombia. All events are free and open to the public.

Physics Seminar Oct. 6... Lauren Fry ('00) will present a physics seminar, titled "From Gustavus Physics to Environmental Engineering in Africa," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in Olin Hall, room 220. Fry is a Ph.D. student in the International Sustainable Engineering Initiative of the Department of Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University. This seminar is free and open to the public.

Homecoming and Family Weekend... Next weekend (Oct. 7-9), Gustavus will host its Homecoming and Family Weekend. To view the events for each, click here: Homecoming Weekend and Family Weekend.

Talk Shop Oct. 7... John Mattson, health and exercise science, will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2005-06 academic year. His talk, titled "COPD and skeletal muscle dysfunction: real or imagined?," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 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


Arts, Crafts, and Antiques Sale Friday and Saturday... The sixth annual indoor arts, crafts, and antiques sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at 1960 E. Welco Dr. in St. Peter. (Follow the green signs.) The sale will include wood crafts, watercolors, pottery, cards, primitives, and many handmade items.

Alpacas of Minnesota State-wide Farm Tour This Weekend... The public is invited to enjoy an open house atmosphere, learn about alpacas, and purchase alpaca products and gifts. Visit five farms within 30 minutes of Gustavus.

  • Cozy Acres Alpacas -- Le Sueur which is owned by Kathryn Erlandsen (Gustavus Fund) and her husband
  • North Country Alpacas -- Le Sueur
  • Kita Kaze Alpacas -- Mankato
  • Creeks Bend Alpacas -- Le Center
  • Cream Alpacas -- Pemberton

Visit for directions and information.

Halloween Fun Run/Walk Sign-up... The public is invited to participate in the second annual Halloween 5K Run and Walk which will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 in St. Peter. To register as an individual or for TEAM Challenge, call St. Peter Recreation and Leisure Services at 934-0667. As part of the event, non-perishable foods items will be collected for the St. Peter Area Food Shelf.


The Department of Health and Exercise Science has been awarded continuing accreditation to the Athletic Training Education Program by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The recent peer review conducted by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Athletic Training and the commission's board of directors recognized the program's substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards. The next comprehensive evaluation of the program is scheduled to occur in the 2011-12 academic year. This is the maximum number of years allowed between evaluations by CAAHEP.

Jenifer Ward, modern foreign languages, literatures, and cultures-German, has been elected president of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL) for 2006. ADFL, along with the Association of Departments of English, is a subsidiary of the Modern Language Association of America.


  • Evelyn Young (former dining service director) died Thursday, Sept. 29 at home at the age of 93. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home at West 50th and Highway 100 in Edina. The funeral is at noon on Thursday, Oct. 6 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church at 5025 Knox Ave., Minneapolis. A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 on campus, followed by a reception in the Evelyn Young Dining Room. Memorials are preferred to the Evelyn Young Endowed Scholarship at Gustavus.
  • Ogden Olmanson, father of Ann Friederichs (counseling center), died Saturday, Sept. 24. A memorial service was held Thursday, Sept. 29 at Norseland Lutheran Church.
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 a confirmation retreat for Calvary Lutheran Church from Mankato on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Pastor-to-Pastor, a support program for pastors in the Southwestern Minnesota Synod, was held on campus Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30. Titled "Faith and Politics," Chris Gilbert, political science, state Sen. Dean Johnson, and Mark Yackel-Juleen from the Lutheran coalition for public policy spoke. Pastor-to-Pastor is a program sponsored by the Office of Church Relations, the Southwestern Synod ELCA, and a grant from the Louisville Institute's Lilly Endowment Program for the Study of American Religion. Forty five pastors currently participate in this program.


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers Post-doctoral Research Leave Fellowships and Summer/Short-term Research Publication Grants. The former provides $30,000 for one year of support for women in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The latter provides $6,000 for eight-week summer preparation of research for publication. All applicants must have received their doctorates by the application deadline of Nov. 15. For more information, please 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:
  • The following stories appeared in the media regarding this year's Nobel Conference:
    • On Sept. 28, KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, North Mankato) aired "Nobel Conference Honors Einstein," that included an interview with Joanne Kendall, wife of the late John Kendall (former president)
    • On Sept. 27, The Free Press of Mankato published "Fun With Physics"
    • On Sept. 26, The Free Press of Mankato published several stories: two front-page stories, including "Enduring Fame," with quotes by Tim Robinson and a color photograph, and "It's about time," referring to "Clockworks: Einstein Time," that included quotes by play director Amy Seham and a color photograph; and a page A5 story, titled "Nobel Conference Concert tonight pivots on Einstein's favorite music," with mention of Warren Friesen, conductor of the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra
    • On Sept. 26, the St. Cloud Times published a brief in "Local News: This week in area classrooms" that St. John's Preparatory School students would be attending the conference
  • On Sept. 26, the St. Cloud Times did a feature in its local news on a Andrew Nelson, a St. Cloud Apollo High School senior, who indicated Gustavus as one of his choices for his post-secondary education.
  • On Sept. 23, The Free Press of Mankato published an article about the deployment ceremony for St. Peter soldiers held at Gustavus. The article, titled "Soldiers Depart," ran on the front page.
  • On Sept. 21, the Billings Gazette (Montana) featured an article written by Rachel Roberts Oppitz ('96), N.D., a naturopathic physician.

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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For Sale: 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue, 3800 V6 motor, power locks, windows, air conditioning; 140,000 miles but in excellent condition. Call x7614 for further information.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel - Ushers still needed
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
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 Technology Services is Hiring!
Winter Gear Drive
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CAB Goose Chase around campus
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
Class of 2023 Graduation Applications Due for Review Before Spring Semester
Tomorrow "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

The Yellow Sheet is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the news and information staff in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations. It is published weekly during the academic year (except during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Touring, Spring/Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items by filling out an online submission form. While online, e-mail submissions are preferred, items may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send "snail mail" items to: The Yellow Sheet, Office of Marketing and Public Relations. Items must reach the office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The week of Nobel Conference the deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, contact Barb Booren ( or x6213).

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