The Yellow Sheet for Jan. 5, 2006
Volume 38, Number 14
Volume 38, Number 14
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News & AnnouncementsNew Postage Rates... Most postal rates and fees will increase by approximately 5.4 percent across-the-board on Sunday, Jan. 8. Among the rate adjustments, the single-piece rate for first-class mail will increase from 37 cents to 39 cents, and the postcard rate will increase by one cent to 24 cents. Additional rate changes may be found at http://pe.usps.gov/2006rate/. Stamps currently in inventory may not be returned or exchanged. The campus post office has the new stamps (39 cents) and the makeup stamps (one and two cents) available now.
Hear Nobel Lectures... Taped lectures of the 2005 Nobel Conference: The Legacy of Einstein will air on Twin Cities Public Television (Ch. 17) as follows:
(Note: Due to image rights, Thomas Levenson's lecture, "The Education of Albert Einstein," will not be broadcast. Click here to listen to his lecture on the Nobel Conference website.
United Way Update... Congratulations! Thanks to the thoughtful and generous response of the Gustavus community, the campus campaign for the 2006 St. Peter United Way has reached and exceeded the $11,000 goal. To all who participated -- a very heartfelt special thanks! To those who are still considering, here is a gentle reminder that gifts and pledges are still welcome. It is also possible to make a gift via payroll deductions. The local $60,000 United Way campaign is slated to close by the end of this month. Contact Dean Wahlund in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations (x7521) or Barb Lundgren in the Finance Office to make a donation, for a pledge card, or more information. "Working Together Matters -- the United Way!"
Order the Gustavian Yearbook... Orders are now being taken for the all-color 2005-06 Gustavian yearbook. The yearbook staff is excited about producing and offering this first-ever all-color book. To order, go to www.Smart-Pay.com, click on the Help button at lower right, select Minnesota and St. Peter. If any questions, contact alumni relations (x7511).
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:
January Yoga Classes... Yoga classes for administrators, faculty members, and support staff will be offered during January Term in Alumni Hall as follows:
This class is a gentle introduction to basic yoga stretching and breathing and is geared toward people who haven't practiced before, although everyone is welcome. Participants may choose to attend Tuesdays only, Thursdays only, or both. Wear comfortable clothes to move in and a blanket to sit on. If questions, contact Kari Lipke (email@example.com or x6077). The yoga classes are sponsored by the Office of the Chaplains and Gustavus Health Promotion.
Upcoming Vocation Events... Gregg Levoy, author of "Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life," will be on campus Jan. 9-11. His visit is sponsored by the Center for Vocational Reflection in connection with the January Term 2006 theme "Vocation." The following events will be presented by Levoy:
Concert Tuesday... In conjunction with the Hillstrom Museum exhibition "Almost Home: The Return of Holocaust Survivors and Resisters to Postwar Vienna," a program of music composed by Austrian-born composer Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 in Björling Recital Hall. Vocalist David Harris and pianist Craig Randal Johnson will present "Burning and Never Going Cold: The Music of Hanns Eisler."
Eisler was the father of painter Georg Eisler, who is profiled in the Almost Home exhibition. Hanns Eisler left Europe because of the rise of the Nazis and settled in California where he later became a target of the Hollywood "witch hunt." He appeared before the Un-American Activities Committee in September of 1947 and was forced to leave the United States in 1948.
The program is a joint project of the Hillstrom Museum of Art, the Department of Music, and the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and is free and open to the public. For further information regarding this program or other programs of the Hillstrom Museum of Art, contact Director Donald Myers (x7171 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cancer Support Meeting Wednesday... The campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the Leadholm Room. Bring a lunch and join the conversation. This group is open to anyone on campus.
Teachers Talking Jan. 12... Teachers Talking, "Millennials in the Classroom," is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 in the Three Crowns Room.
Stress Reduction Course Starts Jan. 19... The St. Peter Clinic is offering an eight-week course, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, for health and wellness. Modeled after the program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and featured in Bill Moyer's PBS Special "Healing and the Mind," the program can be especially helpful to those who experience stress, cancer, GI distress, headaches, heart disease, chronic pain, high blood pressure, asthma, fibromyalgia, diabetes, skin disorders, anxiety and panic, fatigue, or sleep disturbances. Call Liz Power Hawkinson at the St. Peter Clinic (931-2110) to reserve a space at an orientation session or for more information on the course, program fees, or other details. Orientation sessions are Jan. 5 or 12 from 5-6:30 p.m. The class runs Thursday evenings, Jan. 19-March 16.
Great Decisions Discussion Starts Jan. 26... The Foreign Policy Association, a national independent, non-partisan organization, has created a program called Great Decisions and St. Peter Community and Family Education will offer a local discussion group. Each participant will receive a briefing book which provides information on eight topics. At the conclusion of each meeting, participants will fill out opinion ballots which are tabulated by the Foreign Policy Association. A national opinion ballot report is published and presented to the White House, the Departments of State and Defense, and members of Congress. To register, call 934-3048, ext. 0 or go online. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 18. The sessions will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays -- Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 9, 16, and 30 in room 217 of the St. Peter Community Center. The fee is $20.
Helen and Paul Baumgartner (professors emeriti of music) gave several four-hand piano recitals this fall -- Sept. 24 for the Lutheran Home in Mankato, Oct. 14 for the Mu Phi Epsilon international music fraternity in Edina, Nov. 18 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis as featured performers in a new chamber music series, and in November a recital on board the Star Victoria, cruising through the Three Gorges on the Yangtse River as part of an 18-day trip through China with other members of the Smith College Alumnae Association.
Laura Behling (English) has been elected to the Modern Language Association's Executive Committee on Teaching as a Profession (2006-10) and as a delegate representing Disability Issues in the Profession (2006-08). She also has been appointed by the American Association of University Women to the American Fellowships award review panel. For the spring, she has been selected as an Association of the American Colleges and Universities/Washington Internship Institute Faculty Fellow and is spending the semester in Washington, D.C.
Lisa Heldke (philosophy) has been appointed to the American Philosophical Association's Committee on the Status of Women.
New FacesThe following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
Joy Reese, Admission
New Support Staff
Support Staff Transfer
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 email@example.com).
For Rent: New, spacious two-bedroom apartment available Feb. 1. Eat-in kitchen and large dining room. Heated underground parking, low utilities, view of park, close to Gustavus and downtown. Quiet, secure building with laundry on same floor, a community/party room, and a small exercise room. Contact for photos or if questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For Sale: Penn racquetballs, standard ultra-blue in sealed cans of two balls each. $2.75 per can. Contact Kyle Momsen (email@example.com or x 6062).
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