The Yellow Sheet for Jan. 19, 2006
Volume 38, Number 16
Volume 38, Number 16
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Community Conversation Monday... "The Heart of Gustavus II: A Community Conversation" will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 in Lund Forum. This is a chance for YOU, a valued member of the Gustavus community, to discuss a "shared vision" for our college with students, trustees, faculty, staff, and administrators. Many college activities and services will be suspended during this time to accommodate everyone's attendance at this event. Following is the list of closed/limited service offices.
The following departments and offices will be closed from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated:
Skeleton crew or emergencies only:
2006-07 Budget Update... Each budget officer should receive a packet next week to use in planning and submitting budget requests for 2006-07. Budget requests will be due in early February.
The Personnel Committee Solicits Letters for Candidates as follows:
The following members of the faculty are being considered this spring for promotion to full professor:
Letters written on behalf of promotion candidates should be sent to Dean Eric Eliason and should address the criteria for promotion as stated in the Faculty Manual. Letters are due by 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2006. As a reminder, tenured faculty members in a candidate's department are expected to submit letters.
Additionally, the following members of the faculty are undergoing third-year review this spring:
Letters written on behalf of third-year review candidates should be sent to Dean Eliason and should reference the criteria for tenure as stated in the Faculty Manual. Letters are due by the end of February. As a reminder, tenured faculty members in a candidate's department are expected to submit letters.
Promotion Nomination Date Change... The deadline for faculty members to request consideration for promotion to full professor has been changed. For consideration in the spring of 2007, letters stating their interest must be submitted to Dean Eric Eliason by April 1, 2006.
Yellow Sheet Reminder... Due to touring week, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Thursday, Feb. 2. Publication will resume Thursday, Feb. 9.
Nobel Conference Rebroadcast... Twin Cities Public Television will rebroadcast the five previously aired lectures from the 2005 Nobel Conference on the following dates. (For channel information check with your cable provider.)
Update and List of Department Chairs... Jennifer Ackil will serve as chair of the psychology department through Spring Semester while Dick Martin is on sabbatical. A complete list of academic chairs follows:
January Interim Experience FYI... There are 1,507 students studying on campus and 728 students studying either off-campus domestically or off-campus abroad during January.
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:
Farewell Reception Wednesday... Kristi Reinholtzen has accepted the position of university registrar at Williamette University in Salem, Ore. The Office of the Registrar's staff invites the campus community to wish her farewell at a reception from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Heritage Room in the Campus Center.
Opera Live! 2006 Wednesday... Gustavus students will perform scenes from several operas at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. The performances will be interactive and audience members will be allowed to participate in the scenes in a workshop setting. The 10 students have been studying the genre and rehearsing the music with Patricia Snapp and Michael Jorgensen (music) as a January Interim Experience class. Performances include scenes from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” “The Marriage of Figaro,” and “Don Giovanni,” Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and “The Old Maid and the Thief,” and Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel.” This event is free and open to the public.
Robot Contest Jan. 26... At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 in Nobel Hall Auditorium there will be a public RoboPong competition by teams of students from the January Interim Experience class MCS 285 -- Robotics. The public is invited to watch as pairs of robots go head-to-head to see who can move the most ping pong balls to their opponent's side.
CPR Training Coming Up... Gustavus will offer a three-hour AdultSaver CPR recertification course (recertification required every two years) and a four-hour AdultSaver CPR certification course for employees. The schedule is:
Space is limited. To sign up call Human Resources at x7304.
Chris Gilbert (political science) and Paul Djupe ('93) of Denison University have signed a contract with Cambridge University Press for publication of their book, "The Political Influence of Church: The Flow, Reception, and Impact of Political Information." The book is slated for publication in late 2006.
Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a women's retreat Jan. 20-21 for St. John's Lutheran Church from Northfield. The Office of Church Relations will host the following confirmation retreats: Jan. 20-21 for Holy Trinity Lutheran Church from New Prague and Jan. 21-22 for Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church from Hopkins.
Koinonia Workshop Monday... "The Beginning of the Gospel," a workshop on living and preaching the Book of Mark, will be held from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 in the Interpretive Center. The study will be led by the Rev. Dr. Dave Mesner. This is the third workshop in the Koinonia Lectionary Series and 17 ELCA pastors will attend.
Music in Worship... Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Marilyn Beyer (x7001).
Looking for Car... Student would like to purchase a reasonably priced and dependable car. Contact Adryane Calloway (email@example.com).
For Rent: Duplex for rent beginning Feb. 15. Located on a wooded lot in St. Peter; very quiet; attached garage; dishwasher; microwave; two-bedrooms plus den. Rent is $725 per month plus utilities. Call Denise (507/243-4135) for an appointment.
For Sale: Home for sale at 606 N. Fourth St. in St. Peter. Built in 1941, this is a one-and-a-half story home with a single car garage; living room, dining room, kitchen, half bath, and sunroom on the main floor; two bedrooms and bathroom on second floor; finished family room in basement. Includes all appliances. Contact Linda Elvee (934-8836).
For Sale: Black Kurzweil baby grand digital piano, Model Mark 112i Ensemble Grand. This two-year-old instrument looks beautiful, sounds great, and never needs tuning. Includes bench and some musical disks. Asking $4,500. Call Stacia at x6395.
For Sale: Four-bedroom, two bath, 2,440 total sq. ft. home in upper North Mankato. Single-owner home built in 1993 features a large kitchen, vaulted ceiling in living room, large family room, multi-level deck with screened gazebo, large fenced yard, double-stall garage, perennial gardens, insulated shed with electricity, and new flooring throughout. Asking $219,500. Call Stacia at x6395.
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