The Yellow Sheet for Sept. 29, 2005
September 29, 2005 | Volume 38, Number 4
Volume 38, Number 4
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com). 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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:
Piano Recitals This Weekend... The public is invited to the following piano recitals this weekend in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall:
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:
The campus community is invited to attend these events. R.S.V.P. for the meals to the Center for Vocational Reflection (x7169 or email@example.com).
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:"
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.
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 gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks.
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.
Visit www.alpacasofmn.com 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.
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.
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.
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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