The Yellow Sheet for Jan. 19, 2006

January 19, 2006 | Volume 38, Number 16

Volume 38, Number 16

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News & Announcements

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:

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Departments
  • Administrative Computing Center
  • Alcohol/Drug Education
  • Career Center
  • Dean of Students
  • Dining Service (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • Diversity Center
  • Financial Aid
  • Finance Office
  • Human Resources
  • Institutional Advancement
  • International Education
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Media Services
  • President's Office
  • Residential Life
  • Registrar's Office

Skeleton crew or emergencies only:

  • Admission -- open for visitors
  • Book Mark -- skeleton staff
  • Counseling Center -- counselors available
  • Custodial Service -- skeleton staff
  • Dean of Faculty -- student worker staff
  • Health Service -- student worker staff
  • Information Technology -- skeleton staff
  • Library -- skeleton staff
  • Physical Plant -- skeleton staff
  • Post Office -- student worker staff
  • Safety and Security -- officers available to respond, if needed
  • Student Activities -- information desk only
  • Swanson Tennis Center -- closed except for reservations
  • Telecommunications Office -- switchboard only will remain open

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:

  • Denis Crnkovic, modern foreign languages, literatures, and cultures/Russian
  • Michael Jorgensen, Music
  • Paul Saulnier, Physics

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:

  • Margaret Bloch Qazi, Biology
  • Priscilla Briggs, Art and Art History
  • Scott Bur, Chemistry
  • Casey Elledge, Religion
  • Patricia English, Communication Studies
  • Deborah Goodwin, Religion
  • Jean Lavigne, Geography
  • John Mattson, Health and Exercise Science
  • Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, Music
  • Sujay Rao, History
  • Alisa Rosenthal, Political Science
  • San Skulrattanakulchai, Math and Computer Science
  • Michelle Twait, Library
  • Esther Wang, Music

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.)

  • 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 and 1 a.m., 7 a.m., and 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 -- "The Existence of Life in the Universe and the Crucial Issue of Ethics" by George Ellis
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 and 1 a.m., 7 a.m., and 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 -- "The Legacy of Albert Einstein for Cosmology" by Wendy Freedman
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 and 1 a.m., 7 a.m., and 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 -- "Warped Spacetime: Einstein's General Relativity Legacy" by Kip S. Thorne
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 and 1 a.m., 7 a.m., and 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 -- "Bose-Einstein Condensates and Other New Forms of Matter Close to Absolute Zero" by Wolfgang Ketterle
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 and 1 a.m., 7 a.m., and 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 -- "Is Cosmic Concordance in Concomitance with Superstring/M-Theory?" by Sylvester James Gates Jr.

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:

  • Art and Art History -- Lois Peterson
  • Biology -- Bill Heidcamp
  • Chemistry -- Larry Potts
  • Classics -- Will Freiert
  • Communication Studies -- Terence Morrow
  • Economics and Management -- Bruce Johnson and Larry Wohl, co-chairs
  • Education -- John Clementson
  • English -- Phil Bryant
  • Geography -- Mark Bjelland
  • Geology -- Jim Welsh
  • Health and Exercise Science -- Jeanne Herman
  • History -- Eric Carlson
  • Library -- Dan Mollner
  • Mathematics and Computer Science -- Max Hailperin
  • Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures -- Jenifer Ward
  • Music -- David Fienen
  • Nursing -- Judy Gardner
  • Philosophy -- Doug Huff
  • Physics -- Dennis Henry
  • Political Science -- Richard Leitch
  • Psychology -- Jennifer Ackil
  • Religion -- Andy Vaughn
  • Scandinavian Studies -- Roland Thorstensson
  • Sociology and Anthropology -- Rich Hilbert
  • Theatre and Dance -- Steve Griffith
  • Environmental Studies -- Jeff Jeremiason
  • Peace Studies -- Mimi Gerstbauer
  • Women’s Studies -- Peg O’Connor
January Term

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:

  • Jan. 20 -- The Rev. Phil Schotzko, Acts. 1: 12-14
  • Jan. 22 -- Third Sunday in Epiphany, Chaplain Brian Johnson
  • Jan. 23 -- The Rev. Bob Maharry, Colossians 3: 12-17
  • Jan. 24 -- The Rev. Tom Harries, Luke 10: 1-12
  • Jan. 25 -- Morning Praise
  • Jan. 26 -- TBA
  • Jan. 27 -- TBA
  • Jan. 29 -- TBA

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.

January Term

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.

January Term

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:

  • Three-hour AdultSaver CPR recertification -- 8-11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Lund Center 209
  • Four-hour AdultSaver CPR certification -- 8 a.m.-noon Thursday, Feb. 2 in Lund Center 209

Space is limited. To sign up call Human Resources at x7304.


Sweetheart Dinner Feb. 11... First Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter will host the annual Sweetheart Dinner Saturday, Feb. 11 at First Lutheran Church. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with entertainment until 7:30 p.m. This year's dinner will benefit 15 youth from both churches who will attend the ELCA's national youth gathering in July. Tickets are $12.50 per person and are available at the churches in advance or at the door on Feb. 11. Tables with seating for four to eight people are available. Groups of six or more are encouraged to reserve a table and indicate time of arrival when purchasing tickets. Child care, including a meal, is available and may be requested when purchasing tickets.


Student Lindsey Reimnitz has been named recipient of the Ronald S. and Rolf S. Christenson Scholarship in Political Science. The scholarship is awarded to a junior political science major judged exemplary in the excellence, depth, and imagination of his or her academic performance in political science and who has demonstrated interest in public service. The scholarship was established by Ronald Christenson and his wife, Kathryn, and now honors the memories of Ron and the couple's late son, Rolf.

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.


  • Assistant Registrar, Office of the Registrar
  • Dive Nightclub Security Supervisor, Student Activities Office
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


Partners in Education presenters scheduled for this week include Mark Granquist (religion) Sunday, Jan. 22 at Woodlake Lutheran Church in Richfield. Partners in Education is a program coordinated by the Office of Church Relations in which participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentations for adult forums, workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.

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).


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • Lindbergh Foundation Grants... Each year the Lindbergh Foundation awards grants in amounts of up to $10,580 each to individuals whose initiative seeks to actively further a balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment. Historically, this program has been a provider of seed money, and credibility, for a variety of innovative research and educational projects. Grants are made in a wide range of categories, including the following: conservation of natural resources, education, and waste minimization and management. For funding beginning in June of 2007, applications are due June 8, 2006. For application information and a listing of past grantees, click here.
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or


Looking for Car... Student would like to purchase a reasonably priced and dependable car. Contact Adryane Calloway (

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.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
DEIB: Gender Identity/Pronouns "What's the difference between my sex and my gender?" (Lunch and Learn)
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
Tickets for Theatre & Dance Productions
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the cross Chapel
12:302 p.m. The Arts Administration Salon Series Studio Arts, Lecture Hall (LEC)
4:306:30 p.m. "Indigenous Salon" featuring Artist Marlena Myles, Public Reception at Schaefer Gallery of Art Art Gallery
Tomorrow "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

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