The Yellow Sheet for Oct. 13, 2005

October 13, 2005 | Volume 38, Number 6

Volume 38, Number 6

News & Announcements
Upcoming Events
Off-Campus Events
Extraordinary People
New Faces
Position Openings

Congregational Outreach
Funding Opps
In the Media
Telecommunications Updates
Calendar of Events
Submit an Item Online

News & Announcements

Sexual Assault Reports... On the basis of student reports and investigations, three sexual assaults have been reported to have occurred since Sept. 3. The circumstances surrounding these incidents -- to the degree that they are known at this time -- are different, and the investigation of each one continues. There appears to be no connection among the incidents, and circumstances in each case suggest that the perpetrators were not campus intruders. College officials are grateful that individuals reported these incidents and continue to work to provide them with appropriate support and assistance. Gustavus considers any form of sexual assault as serious, is committed to assisting victims of sexual assault, and will discipline individuals found responsible for violating College policies regarding sexual assault. Anyone who knows of someone who has been sexually assaulted should contact any of the following for assistance:

  • Dean of Students' Office, x7526 (Hank Toutain or Patti Kelly)
  • Counseling Center, x7027 (Steve Bennett, Jackie Alvarez, or Stacey Gerken)
  • Chaplains' Office, x7446 (Brian Johnson or Rachel Larson)
  • Safety and Security, x8888
  • Crime Victim Services, Inc., 800/630-1425 (serves Nicollet County)
  • Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital, 507/345-2983

Anyone who needs assistance after regular business hours can contact a residential life staff member or a dean -- on call seven days a week. These individuals can be reached through Safety and Security (x8888).

Parking Reminder to All... Gustavus has several parking areas designated for visitor parking -- next to public areas, such as the Interpretive Center, Nobel Hall, and the Campus Center, in addition to the Arbor View and College View Apartments. Student and employee parking is prohibited in the visitor spaces 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For complete parking rules and regulations and a campus parking map, click here to visit the Safety and Security website.

2005-06 Deans' Goals... The interim deans have developed the 2005-06 Deans' Goals, which are outlined at The goals were summarized at the opening Faculty Meeting and the deans look forward to working with others to accomplish them.

Websites for Upcoming Events... Websites are now available for this year's Royal Affair and Christmas in Christ Chapel. Each site contains information regarding the events, schedules, and registration. Please visit the Royal Affair website at and Christmas in Christ Chapel at The Festival of St. Lucia website will be available soon.

Spotlight on You... As was previously announced, the Gustavus admission and alumni offices will have a new look and customizable content on the web this year to better engage prospective students and alumni. As part of this tool, powered by Liquid Matrix, spotlights featuring faculty, students, staff, and alumni will be provided to prospective students and alumni, based on their interests. For example, a prospective student who is interested in majoring in music, will receive spotlights on faculty, students, and alumni who are (or were) involved in music. To populate the database, all faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to fill out a brief survey, located under Gustavus profiles online at A variety of stories are needed by the end of this month to make this tool most effective. For more information, please contact Barb Larson Taylor ( or x7515) or Stacia Senne ( or x6395).

2005 and 2006 Nobel Information...

  • Edited versions of this year's Nobel Conference lectures, including an introduction and some of the panel question-and-answer sessions, will be broadcast on Twin Cities Public Television's (TPT) "Minnesota Channel" several times in the coming months. The initial broadcasts will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 15, Oct. 22, and Oct. 29 on TPT 17 (other channel depending on location or via the "Minnesota Channel "website). The Oct. 15 program will feature George F.R. Ellis, who discussed "The Existence of Life in the Universe and the Crucial Issues of Ethics." A promotional piece for the programs, featuring an interview with Nobel Conference Director Tim Robinson, should air following TPT's "Almanac" show at 7:58 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. For further scheduling, check local programming guides or the TPT website.
  • The 2005 Nobel Conference lectures and question-and-answer sessions are now online at in audio and video format.
  • Audio CDs of the lectures must be ordered by Tuesday, Nov. 1 from the Book Mark.
  • The 2006 Nobel Conference, "Medicine: Prescription for Tomorrow," has been scheduled for Oct. 3 and 4, 2006.


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. 14 -- St. Francis Day
  • Oct. 16 -- 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, Vicar Callista Isabelle
  • Oct. 17 -- Doug Huff
  • Oct. 18 -- Healing Service
  • Oct. 19 -- Morning Praise
  • Oct. 20 -- Dorea Ruggles
  • Oct. 21 -- Jackie Alvarez
  • Oct. 23 -- No Chapel, Reading Break

Hurricane Hoops Benefit Game Tonight... The Gustavus men's basketball team will host an exhibition game to benefit hurricane relief efforts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at Gus Young Court. The Gusties, who are two-time defending MIAC champions, will be led by senior all-conference forward Adam TeBrake and senior center John Wippler. Their opponents will be led by former Gustavus standouts, including career 1,000 point scorers Doug Espenson ('05) and Bob Southworth ('98). Members of the men's and women's basketball teams will also compete in a three-point shooting contest immediately following the game. The cash donations collected at this event will be combined with other donations to St. Peter Cares to aid residents of Concordia Parish, La. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the first 2,000 fans will be eligible for drawings for a DVD player and an iPod.

Chicano/Latino College Fair Friday... The 11th annual Chicano/Latino College Fair will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14 on campus. This is the first time it has been held at Gustavus. The fair provides Chicano/Latino students from the Region Nine area with an opportunity to meet with representatives from colleges and universities, who will provide the students with information on career aspirations, educational requirements, and opportunities. Additionally, the fair provides an opportunity for high school counselors to meet leading Chicano/Latino educators to discuss ways to motivate and promote the benefits of post-secondary education. For more information, contact Veronica Alba (Director of the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Institute at Gustavus) at x7698.

Our Story Conference Saturday... The sixth annual Our Story Conference will take place Saturday, Oct. 15 in conjunction with a reunion of the Black Student Organization/Pan Afrikan Student Organization. "Dispelling the Myths of Blacks in Our Society: Race Matters" will feature keynote speaker Elena Featherstone, an educator, writer, and filmmaker. Featherstone is author of Weaving Change: A Guide to Personal and Political Transformation. The schedule is as follows:

10 a.m. -- Chapel service with Bishop Wayne Felton in Christ Chapel
10:45 a.m. -- Welcome and opening remarks in Alumni Hall
11 a.m. -- Keynote address "Dispelling the Myths of Blacks in Our Society: Race Matters" by Elena Featherstone in Alumni Hall
12:15 and 2 p.m. -- Concurrent workshops on media and higher education will take place in various locations
1 p.m. -- Networking lunch for alumni, students, and faculty
2:45 p.m. -- Closing address on overcoming obstacles in our society in Alumni Hall
6 p.m. -- "Preparing for the Future by Remembering the Past" dinner

Each year, the student-led Our Story Conference seeks to educate students, faculty, and members of surrounding communities through interactive workshops, lectures, and entertainment. The term "Our Story" comes into use as an aid to recognize that documented history has not always been accurate and truthful about the African descendent's experience in the world. The annual event celebrates the rich heritage of the African Diaspora by increasing the awareness of the struggles and triumphs of its people. This year, participants will have the unique opportunity of meeting and conversing with alumni of the College's Black Student Organization/Pan Afrikan Student Organization. Together, they will explore African descendants' past, present, and future. For more information on the conference, contact the Diversity Center (x7449) or this year's conference student chair Cece Sowemimo (

Senior Recital Saturday... Violist Zach Armstrong, with pianist Beth Winterfeldt, will present his senior honors recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Armstrong has selected a program which includes J. S. Bach's Suite No. 2 in d minor for 'cello (transcribed for viola), Etude No. 35 by Rodolphe Kreutzer, the Andante movement from William Walton's Viola Concerto, and his own transcription for viola of J. S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BWV 565 for organ. A reception will follow in the recital hall lobby. The recital is free and open to the public.

Faculty Recital Sunday... Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (music) will present a recital with Minnesota Orchestra guest artists violinist Peter McGuire (music) and 'cellist Sachiya Isomura at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. The trio will perform Mozart's three-movement Piano Trio, KV 502 in b flat major and Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Trio, Op. 24 in d minor, in four movements. A reception will follow in the recital hall lobby. This recital is free and open to the public.

Farewell Reception Wednesday... The campus community is invited to a farewell reception for Sarah Daniels (Gustavus Technology Services) from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Linner Lounge. Daniels' last day at Gustavus is Friday, Oct. 21. She will be joining the Information Systems Department at ISJ-Mayo Health Systems in Mankato.

Talk Shop Oct. 21... Jean Lavigne (geography) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2005-06 academic year. Her talk, titled "The Machine in the Garden: Environmental Rhetoric and the Politics of Snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 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

Wallenberg Lecture Oct. 26... The Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture will be given by internationally recognized Swedish peace researcher Peter Wallensteen at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 in Wallenberg Auditorium. Wallensteen is Dag Hammarskjold Professor of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University in Sweden. His lecture is "Dag Hammarskjold: Diplomat, Peacemaker, and International Civil Servant," in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Swedish diplomat, second Secretary General of the United Nations, and Nobel peace laureate. Sponsored by the Peace Studies program and the Department of Scandinavian Studies, the lecture is free and open to the public. The annual Wallenberg Lecture honors the heroism and legacy of Raoul Wallenberg, whose support of persecuted Jews during World War II saved the lives of many.

In conjunction with this lecture, the exhibit "Dag Hammarskjold: Markings and Milestones," exploring Hammarskjold's life, interests, and work, is on display during October in Christ Chapel. The exhibit is sponsored by the Office of the Chaplains.

Gustie Day at IKEA Nov. 12... In appreciation for gifts given in support of the Gustavus Fund, donors are invited for complimentary coffee and breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at IKEA (next to the Mall of America at 8000 Ikea Way in Bloomington) in the second floor restaurant. There will be a complimentary gift for the first 100 people wearing Gustie gear. The event will be hosted by the Michaletz Family, the 2006 Alumni Fund chairs, and includes Russ ('74), Jan ('74), Mara ('02), Anne ('05), and John ('08). The event runs until 1 p.m. Bring a friend.

MAYDAY! Date Change... The 26th annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference will be held Wednesday, April 19, 2006 on campus. The conference, devoted each year to a different topic relating to human rights, will focus on the world AIDS epidemic and will feature Robert Gallo, director of the Institute of Human Virology and Division of Basic Science at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute. Gallo will be the 2005-06 Rydell Distinguished Professor in residence at Gustavus this spring. The date change for the MAYDAY! Conference from May 3 to April 19 coincides with his visit to Gustavus.


Hymn Festival Sunday... A hymn festival, featuring hymns from the Lutheran tradition, will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter (1114 W. Traverse Rd.). Guest organist is Michael Mages from St. Nikolai Church in Flensburg, Germany. Mages recently released a CD of improvisations with organ and saxophone as part of a project that illustrates the German Lutheran liturgy in art and music. As part of the Music for Missions concert series at First Lutheran, a freewill offering will be collected to benefit the ELCA Disaster Response Fund, which provides aid to those affected by Hurricane Katrina. For more information, contact Chad Winterfeldt (934-3060).

Business After Hours Tuesday... The St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce Diplomats invite all faculty and staff to Business After Hours from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Whiskey River. There will be complimentary hors d'ouevres and a cash bar. Call 934-3400 to make a reservation.

Extraordinary People

Patricia Freiert (classics) was awarded "Honorable Mention" (fourth place) in the "Best of Show" category Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Minnesota Crafts Council's fall show. The show featured more than 100 artists, but Freiert was the only fabric artist to be honored.

Horst Ludwig (modern foreign languages, literatures, and cultures-German) read his paper, "The Current German Spelling Reform: An Introduction to its Problems," last weekend at the 30th European Studies Conference at the University of Nebraska. One haiku by Ludwig was published in "Dass ich nicht lache," a haiku anthology with the theme laughter, published by Neue Cranach Presse, Kronach, Germany in July 2005.

John McKay (professor emeritus of music) celebrated the 20th anniversary of his American citizenship Oct. 9. He was formerly a citizen of Canada.


  • Robert Sparboe (trustee) died Saturday, Oct. 8 at his home. Funeral services will be at noon Friday, Oct. 14 at the Wayzata Community Church (125 Wayzata Blvd. in Wayzata), with visitation from 10 a.m. to noon, and a reception following the service at the Wayzata Country Club. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 15 at Zion Lutheran Church (504 N. Gilman, Litchfield), with Masonic rites at 9:30 a.m., visitation from 10 a.m. to noon, and interment at Ripley Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Robert D. Sparboe Memorial Fund.
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).


The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

    New Support Staff
    Annalee Lokensgard, finance office

Position Openings

  • Youth Counselor, Chicano-Latino Youth Leadership Institute
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


Gustavus Youth Outreach... Upcoming GYO trips include: Oct. 14-15 at St. John's Lutheran in Kasson, Minn. This program, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, consists of student team members who develop relational youth ministry programs in congregations, including church services, family night programs, and leading lock-ins.

Music in Worship... Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Marilyn Beyer (x7001).


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • National Geographic Society's Grants... The National Geographic Society provides funds for scientific field research and exploration. All proposed projects must have a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest. Applications are generally limited to the following disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology. While grant amounts vary greatly, most range from $15,000 to $20,000 for one-year's research and tend to act as seed money. The deadline for pre-applications is ongoing; however, a pre-application must be submitted online at least ten months prior to anticipated field dates. For more information, visit
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:
  • On Oct. 6, the St. Peter Herald published the following:
    • "'Ma Young' dies at age 93," an article in remembrance of Evelyn Young, that ran on page 3A and included a black and white photograph.
    • "Homecoming events open to public at college," an article about the events held at on campus for Homecoming and Family Weekend.
    • "An evening of poetry at Gustavus," a brief and a photograph on page 2A that featured Bill Holm at a Gustavus poetry reading.
    • "Picturing the Prairie at Gustavus Adolphus," an article about the George Catlin lecture presented at Gustavus.

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 2005-06":
  • Michelle Ahrendt, financial assistance, x7687, (addition)
  • Judy Biederman, biology, (correction)
  • Jaime Gangelhoff, associate dean's (delete)
  • Anna Lokensgard, finance office, x7508, (addition)
For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or


For Sale: Three-bedroom rambler in excellent, move-in condition, featuring a spacious kitchen and large living room. Finished basement with family room and den. Established and productive gardens, mature trees, new roof, and high-efficiency furnace/AC. Located in quiet neighborhood in north end of St. Peter. Contact Chris Gilbert (x6093 or 934-7993) for more details.

For Sale: Air compressor, aluminum extension ladder, bookshelves, 35 mm scanner, entertainment center for TV, window air conditioners (various sizes), compound miter saw, sofa, Nordic Trac, and more. Best reasonable offer. For more information, contact Andy or Amy (934-1225 or


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office
Save the date - Gustavus Employee Holiday Party
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: musical showcase Chapel
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dog & Cat Treat Sale! Campus Center
2 p.m. Men's Track & Field at University of Minnesota Icebreaker Open, Minn.
2 p.m. Women's Track & Field at University of Minnesota Icebreaker Open, Minn.
2:303:30 p.m. Mosaic Dialog Speaker Rose Halama for Inclusive Excellence
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Lawrence Peter, Minn.
79 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery - and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
89 p.m. Sexy Jeopardy Cafe
9:3011:30 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relations Theatre
1011:59 p.m. Bracelets & Breakfast with Delight Cafe

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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