The Yellow Sheet for Nov. 10, 2005

November 10, 2005 | Volume 38, Number 10

Volume 38, Number 10

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News & Announcements

GTS E-mail Upgrade Friday... During the regularly scheduled system maintenance period starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, Gustavus Technology Services (GTS) will complete phase two of the e-mail upgrade. During the upgrade period (5-8 p.m.), outgoing and incoming e-mail will be unavailable. E-mail that arrives during this time will be delivered immediately after the mail system is back online. Although GTS would prefer to wait until the Thanksgiving Break to perform this upgrade, recent issues with slow and unresponsive mail behavior during periods of high utilization have prompted a more aggressive time line for the resolution of these issues.

Gustavus Adolphus College... Just a reminder that when identifying the College, everyone is encouraged to use the full name -- "Gustavus Adolphus College" -- on first reference in text or body copy and "Gustavus," "Gustavus Adolphus," and "the College" -- but never "GAC" -- in second references, internal publications, or informal usage. Anyone who has questions about specific usage can check the online stylebook or contact Steve Waldhauser (x7650) or Jonathan Kraatz (x7510) in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations.

Christmas in Christ Chapel Ushers Needed... Ushers are needed for all Christmas in Christ Chapel services (schedule below):

  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2
  • 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
  • 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4
  • 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4

Ushers need to be at Christ Chapel an hour and a half before the service and may stay or leave after the service begins. To volunteer, contact Dana Lamb (x7520 or as soon as possible.

United Way Update... To date, the campus fund for the 2005-06 St. Peter United Way campaign has reached the $8,900 mark toward a goal of $11,000. Congratulations! The College is at 81 percent of its goal and moving forward. A special thanks to all who have participated so far this fall. To those who are considering, this is a gentle reminder that a gift or pledge is still welcome. See Dean Wahlund (marketing and public relations) or Barb Lundgren (finance) for a pledge card or information. The local $60,000 United Way campaign is slated to close in early December. Thanks for giving to the United Way!

Snow Emergency Notice... When College facilities will be closed or classes delayed or canceled during a work day due to inclement weather conditions, announcements will be made by 6:30 a.m. on the following radio stations: KRBI (1310 AM, St. Peter), KYSM (103.5 FM/1230 AM, Mankato), and WCCO (830 AM, Twin Cities). Announcements will also be made by 6:45 a.m. on campus voice mail and e-mail. If the College makes the decision to close, individuals will be paid for regularly scheduled hours for that day. If individuals choose to leave early due to inclement weather, the time off should be taken as unpaid leave or vacation, with supervisor approval. Factors that influence the College's decision to delay or cancel classes include the following: expected precipitation, road conditions, visibility, and wind-chill factor. The College recognizes that its decision to delay/cancel may differ from local area K-12 schools. Gustavus is influenced by the needs of the more than 2,000 students who live in campus housing, as contrasted to different factors and conditions at K-12 schools (e.g., busing, young children, etc.).

Upcoming Holiday Schedule... The College will observe the following holidays for the remainder of 2005:

  • Thanksgiving Day -- Thursday, Nov. 24
  • Day after Thanksgiving -- Friday, Nov. 25
  • Christmas Day holiday -- Monday, Dec. 26
  • Floating holiday -- Tuesday, Dec. 27
  • Floating holiday -- Wednesday, Dec. 28
  • Floating holiday -- Thursday, Dec. 29
  • New Year's Day holiday -- Friday, Dec. 30

Publication Reminder... Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Thursday, Nov. 24. It will be published Thursday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec. 8, followed by a three-week hiatus due to the Christmas recess. Publication will resume Thursday, Jan. 5.

Thanksgiving Baking Offer... The Dining Service is again offering to help Gustavus community members with holiday baking. To order, pick up a form in the Market Place. Orders and payment must be received at the Dining Service Office by Wednesday, Nov. 16. Ordered items will be available for pick up between noon and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 in the Market Place.


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:

  • Nov. 11 -- Morning Prayer
  • Nov. 13 -- 26th Sunday after Pentecost, Vicar Callista Isabelle
  • Nov. 14 -- Richard Leitch, Hunger and Homelessness, Hebrews 13: 1-6
  • Nov. 15 -- Chaplain Brian Johnson
  • Nov. 16 -- Morning Praise
  • Nov. 17 -- Kari Lipke, Matthew 7: 24-29
  • Nov. 18 -- Mary Solberg, Matthew 18: 1-9
  • Nov. 20 -- Christ the King, Chaplain Rachel Larson

International Festival Friday... The campus community is invited to the International Festival at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 in Alumni Hall. Experience many cultures of the world with food, country displays, music, dancing, and a fashion show.

Gustie Day at IKEA Saturday... 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: Russ ('74), Jan ('74), Mara ('02), Anne ('05), and John ('08). The event runs until 1 p.m.

Cavani String Quartet to Perform Saturday... The Cavani String Quartet will be on campus for a two-day residency that includes a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. The Cavani String Quartet is currently Quartet-in-Residence at the renowned Cleveland Institute of Music. The quartet will perform the Demeter Prelude by American composer Margaret Brouwer, Mozart's Adagio and Fugue, K. 546, and Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No. 1. Cost is $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket center (x7590) and 45 minutes prior to the concert at the Bjorling Recital Hall box office.

Concerts Sunday... The public is invited to the following concerts Sunday, Nov. 13 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall:

  • At 1:30 p.m., the Gustavus Flute Choir, Woodwind Quintet, and Woodwind Choir, under the direction of Michele Gillman and Scott Kallestad, will perform. The Flute Choir will open with works by Mozart and Samuel Adler, along with Erik Satie's Sports and Divertissements, arranged by Gillman. The Woodwind Quintet will follow with works by Henry Purcell and Aaron Copland, and the Woodwind Choir will perform works by J.S. Bach, Josef Haydn, and Dmitri Kabalevsky.
  • At 4:30 p.m., the Minneapolis-based Encore Wind Ensemble and Conductor Jerry Luckhardt will make a guest appearance. The ensemble, including five former members of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, will present Britten's Courtly Dances, Op. 53 and Gustav Holst's First Suite in Eb major, Op. 28a, as well as works by Gordon Jacob, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Zo Elliot.
  • At 7:30 p.m., Emily Wang will give a student violin recital accompanied by pianist Emily Najjar. Wang will perform Handel's Sonata III in F major and Hong's Spring Breezes and Concerto No. 3 in G.

Cancer Research and SADD Benefit Sunday... The Gustavus men's basketball team will host an alumni game to benefit cancer research and Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 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 a who's who of recent Gustavus basketball standouts including 2005 MIAC Player of the Year Doug Espenson, Chris TeBrake ('04), Eric Nelson ('04), Bob Southworth ('99), Luke Schmidt ('99), Chad Henke ('02), Kirk Walberg ('02), Brett Boese ('04), and others.

There is no admission charge; however, cash donations will be accepted at the door. The donations will be passed on to the Coborn Cancer Center in St. Cloud in memory of former Gustavus basketball player Dean Anderson ('62), who recently died of cancer, and to Students Against Drunk Driving, in memory of a close friend of a Gustavus player who was recently killed in an accident with a drunk driver. For further details, contact Head Basketball Coach Mark Hanson (x7037).

Media Ethics Professor to Lecture Nov. 17... The public is invited to a lecture by Jane Kirtley, professor of media ethics and law at the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 in the Interpretive Center. Kirtley is a much-cited expert on ethical issues facing the news media. Her presentation, titled "Shooting the Messenger, or Shooting Ourselves in the Foot? Challenges to a Free and Independent Press," will address the effect of the U.S.A. PATRIOT Act and other laws and practices on the flow of information to the public. Kirtley's visit is co-sponsored by the Lecture Series committee and the library. The presentation is an extension of The September Project, a grassroots effort involving nearly 500 libraries in more than 20 countries and all 50 states to provide a public forum for discussion about freedom, citizenship, and democracy. For more information, contact Barbara Fister (x7553 or

Children's Hour to be Presented Nov. 17-20... American playwright Lillian Hellman's Children's Hour will be performed at 8 p.m. Nov. 17-19 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 in Anderson Theatre under the direction of Rob Gardner. The play is based on a 19th-century court case in which two teachers at a boarding school for girls were accused by a student of having a lesbian relationship. Hellman explores the power of a lie and society's readiness to accept it and pass judgment, especially when the lie is told by a child. Lives and longstanding relationships are destroyed as the lie gains acceptance and a community turns its back on its own members. Hellman's play is set in 1934, but it has interesting resonances for today. Tickets are available at the ticket center (x7590) and also at the theatre box office one hour prior to each performance.

Talk Shop Nov. 18... Barbara Zust (nursing) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2005-06 academic year. Her talk, titled "Listening to the Voices of Abused Women Describe an Intervention of Self Discovery," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 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

Christmas in Christ Chapel Dec. 2-4... Christmas in Christ Chapel services will be held Dec. 2-4. This year's service, "Ageless Visions of a Timeless Moment," features music and text that represent some of the ways that the birth of Christ has been depicted from the early Christian communities to today. The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, the Gustavus Choir, the Choir of Christ Chapel, the Christ Chapel Ringers, the Lucia Singers, and brass ensembles will perform. Patricia Freiert (emerita professor of classics), a shibori artist, was commissioned to create an installation for this year's services. Shibori, a Japanese term, describes several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, folding, or twisting the material. The artwork is a visual interpretation of the hymn text "westward leading, still proceeding, guide us to the perfect light." Tickets for the service and buffet are limited. For more information, contact marketing and public relations/special events (x7520).


Business After Hours Tuesday... The St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce Diplomats invite all faculty and staff to Business After Hours from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at First National Bank Minnesota in St. Peter. There will be complimentary hors d'ouevres and a cash bar. Call 934-3400 to make a reservation.


Deborah Downs-Miers (English) has been chosen through a highly competitive process to serve as a judge for the 18th annual Minnesota Book Awards, a program of the Minnesota Humanities Commission. The judging process begins in February.

Lisa Heldke (philosophy) and Peg O'Connor (women's studies) served as visiting scholars, during the College's Reading Break, in the Philosophy, Politics, and Law program at Binghamton University in New York. They gave talks in classes and met with graduate students. In addition, O'Connor gave a public lecture, titled "The Rule Made Me Do It."

Mark Kruger (psychology) and Mark Lammers (music) had their review of "Musical Excellence: Strategies and Techniques to Enhance Performance," edited by Aaron Williamon, published in "Psychology of Music," Volume 33, Number 4, October 2005.

Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (music) presented a panel, titled "Role of Memorization in Piano Education," Thursday, Nov. 3 at the College Music Society's 48th National Conference in Quebec City, Canada.


  • Administrative Secretary, Communication Studies and Theatre and Dance
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


Preaching in Congregations... Andy Vaughn (religion) will preach at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 at Union Presbyterian Church in St. Peter. This program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.

Retreats... The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat Nov. 11-12 for Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of New Prague and Nov. 13-14 for Christ Lutheran Church of Faribault.


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes... Each year the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) offers college and university instructors opportunities to study humanities topics in a variety of summer seminars and institutes. All faculty selected to participate in a seminar or institute will be awarded a fixed stipend of $1,800 (two weeks), $2,400 (three weeks), $3,000 (four weeks), $3,600 (five weeks), or $4,200 (six weeks) to help cover the costs of travel, books and other research expenses, and living expenses. The topics, dates, location, and duration of each project along with application information are listed at The application deadline is March 1, 2006.
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 Nov. 3, the St. Peter Herald published the following stories:
    • "Gustavus' Vang is Phillips Scholar" on Ma Lee Vang; the article also included mention of David Fienen's Nov. 5 recital, and Claudia Stevens' Nov. 6 and 7 campus visit
    • "Incumbent Morrow now senior member of the board" talks about Terry Morrow (communication studies) running for re-election to the St. Peter School Board
    • "Strong connection with city draws candidate Nelson back" is about Peter Nelson ('84) and his bid for a seat on the St. Peter School Board
    • "Vandals strike at college" referring damage done to Safety and Security's office and vehicle
  • On Nov. 2, The Free Press of Mankato ran a story about the Cultural Benefit Night being organized by students from Gustavus and Minnesota State University Mankato. The story, titled "MSU, Gustavus team up for benefit," appeared on the front page of The Valley section.
  • On Nov. 1, The Free Press of Mankato published the following stories:
    • "Daughter of Holocaust survivors to visit Gustavus" on the campus visit by Claudia Stevens that appeared on the front page of The Valley section
    • "Going to the chapel: Local campuses use worship space for various purposes" that included quotes by Chaplain Brian Johnson and appeared on the front page of the Currents section
  • The October 2005 issue of The Rake made reference to Gustavus and the Nobel Conference in an article titled "A Night at the Nobels," referring more specifically to the Nobel Prize awards ceremony.
  • On Oct. 28, the PBS Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly program featured Chris Johnson (vocational reflection) and his family.
  • On Oct. 27, The Free Press of Mankato ran a story, "Regional government a shadow of past," on the struggle for agencies to survive cuts to government programs and mentioned that the Chicano-Latino Youth Leadership Institute (ChYLI) has moved to campus.

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


For Sale: Saltbox-style storage shed; 8 feet by 10 feet in like-new condition. Contact Lois Peterson (x7378).

For Sale: Like-new seven horsepower Snapper Snowthrower with electric start, 24-inch width, $600; and eight horsepower Snapper Riding Lawn Mower with catcher attachment, $200. Call 931-2644.

Housing Wanted: Visiting professor and his family (spouse and three children) from Sweden are looking for a place to rent for the month of January. Would prefer a place within walking distance of campus. Anyone who knows of a place that may be available should contact Tim Kennedy (x7647).

Babysitters Needed... Looking for babysitters to call when needed in home near campus for an 18-month-old child. Must be 16 years of age or older and have experience. Ride can be provided if needed. If interested, call Aimee or Brian (934-6776).


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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