The Yellow Sheet for Oct. 20, 2005
October 20, 2005 | Volume 38, Number 7
Volume 38, Number 7
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A Thank You and an Invitation... President Peterson received a letter from Michael K. Riley, Sr., chairperson of St. Peter Cares, Inc. regarding the recent men's basketball game to benefit Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Following are excerpts of that letter:
Again, thank you for all of your help.
Alumni Award Nominations Sought... The Gustavus Alumni Association is seeking help identifying alumni nominees for the Greater Gustavus Award, Distinguished Alumni Citations, and First Decade Awards. Awards will be presented by the Gustavus Alumni Association in 2006. Past award recipients may be reviewed online. A description of each award follows:
Anyone wishing to nominate for the awards should contact Randall Stuckey (email@example.com). Information to substantiate each nominee would be appreciated. Nominations should be submitted by Friday, Oct. 28.
Outstanding Employee Awards... The Augusta Carlson Schultz Award for the Outstanding Support Staff Employee, the Eric Norelius Award for Outstanding Administrative Employee, and the Faculty Service Award will be presented at 10 a.m. daily chapel on Founders Day (Monday, Oct. 31) in Christ Chapel by President Peterson. The campus community is encouraged to attend the chapel service and the reception that will follow in Alumni Hall.
New Employee Benefits... Two new benefits are available to employees through UnumProvident. They are:
If questions about these new benefits, contact Nadine Haukoos in the Department of Human Resources (x7304).
Living next to the Linnaeus Arboretum, I frequently marvel at its natural beauty. I am thankful to all the people who have made this space possible and for the leadership throughout the years, most recently Jim Gilbert. As many of you know, Jim is stepping down as director of the arboretum and I would like to say thank you for everything he has done from all the realistic bird calls and his enthusiasm for the natural world to his stewardship of the land, but above all his excellent teaching. He has shared his knowledge and messages of stewardship with many Gustavus classes, numerous school groups, and countless others through walking tours, presentations, and radio programs.
On Nov. 1, Cindy Johnson-Groh will assume responsibilities as the arboretum's next director. She will encourage the use of the arboretum for education, research, and recreation; develop a long-range plan for plant diversity; and cultivate relationships with other arboretums. Britt Forsberg, a recent Gustavus graduate, has accepted a one-year appointment as campus naturalist and greenhouse manager. Britt will coordinate educational programming and further develop the resources available through the Melva Lind Interpretive Center. Through this transition Jim will continue to help with special tours and teach courses, but is scaling back his involvement.
I would like to once again thank Jim for his tremendous service to the arboretum and the College. He has brought so much to our students, been an excellent ambassador for Gustavus on campus and beyond, and an advocate of good stewardship of the land.
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:
Talk Shop Friday... 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 gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks/.
Book Sale Starts Wednesday... The library's annual fall book sale begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 30. There will be a bag sale Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30.
Farewell Reception Wednesday... The Office of Student Financial Assistance invites the campus community to a farewell reception for Tim Johnson (student financial assistance) from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 in Linner Lounge. Johnson's last day at Gustavus is Friday, Oct. 28. He is relocating to Galesburg, Ill.
Upcoming Ramadan Events... In observance of Ramadan and to share experiences of Islam during the traditional evening breaking of the fast, the following events will take place:
The lectures and meals are sponsored by the Pan Afrikan Student Organization, Crossroads, the Diversity Center, the Department of Religion, and the Office of the Chaplains.
Wallenberg Lecture Wednesday... 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, "Dag Hammarskjold: Diplomat, Peacemaker, and International Civil Servant," celebrates 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. This lecture is free and open to the public.
In conjunction with this lecture, the public is invited to view 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.
Faculty Recital Oct. 30... Rebecca McConnaughey (soprano) and Esther Wang (piano), along with Warren Friesen (viola), Ruth Giles (flute), Adriana LaRosa-Ransom (cello), Sarah Erickson Lume (oboe), and Richard Weber (clarinet) will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.
Administrator's Meeting Oct. 31... A meeting for all administrators has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 in the Heritage Banquet Room.
Student Senate Meeting Oct. 31... The Student Senate cabinet welcomes all administrators and faculty members to the next full meeting of the Student Senate at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 in the Board Room in the Campus Center. Members of the campus community are welcome to speak during the community comment portion of the meeting and should notify the senate of their wish to speak via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information on what the Student Senate is doing this semester, check out gustavus.edu/orgs/senate/.
Upcoming Continuing Ed Events... The public is invited to the following continuing education events:
Pre-registration is required for these events. Register at the office of St. Peter Community and Family Education, Suite 207, 600 S. Fifth St., St. Peter. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday or register online. For more information, call 507/934-3048 and press zero for the operator. These events are Gustavus Adolphus College continuing education programs done in cooperation with the St. Peter Community and Family Education program.
Autumn Warmer Nov. 6... Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum invite everyone to their annual Autumn Warmer at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 in the Interpretive Center. Events start with a luncheon, followed by a presentation, titled "San Francisco: the City and its Region," by Robert Moline (professor emeritus of geography), and the Friends annual meeting. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, Nov. 1 with the Office of Special Events (x7520). Tickets are $8.
Tuition Benefit Meeting Nov. 9... There will be a tuition benefit meeting open to all employees from noon until 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 in the Dive. Kirk Carlson (student financial assistance) and Owen Sammelson (administration) will present information about the tuition benefit and exchange options. Contact Kirk Carlson (email@example.com or x6362) if questions.
Hurricane Relief Benefit Sunday... The public is invited to a benefit for hurricane relief from 3-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at Johnson Hall at the Nicollet County Fairgrounds in St. Peter. There will be music by the Echoes Big Band, baritone Michael Jorgensen (music), St. Peter residents Joel Brinker and Peggy Grey, Folkey Dokey, Paul Durenberger, Lonnie Knight, and the Fendermen, as well as food and prizes. All proceeds will go directly to St. Peter/Nicollet County Cares, a community-wide response for hurricane survivors in Concordia Parish, La. A $5 donation is requested at the door.
"Big Twang" Nov. 3... St. Peter native and Gustavus graduate Brian Wicklund (fiddle/mandolin), with national musicians Ben Winship (mandolin/bousouke), and Eric Thorin (bass), will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Arts Center of Saint Peter. Tickets are $12; seniors and children age 14 and under are $6. To make a reservation, call 931-3630 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian O'Brien (chemistry) participated in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Program Planning and Coordinating Conference and Long-range Planning Conference as the representative of the ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry. The meeting was held Oct. 8-9 in Baltimore.
Music in Worship... Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Marilyn Beyer (x7001).
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