The Yellow Sheet for Feb. 16, 2006
February 16, 2006 | Volume 38, Number 19
Volume 38, Number 19
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News & AnnouncementsCommunity Conversation Forums... President Peterson and the Administrative Council will hold a series of forums to hear the community's reaction to the summary of the Jan. 23 Community Conversation. Click here to read the summary. Dates and locations are as follows:
GTS Maintenance Friday... At 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, Gustavus Technology Services will perform system maintenance on the internet connection. All access to off-campus internet resources will be unavailable. Sending and receiving e-mail to and from Gustavus addresses from computers on campus and access to the Gustavus website will continue to function. E-mail to and from off-campus addresses will be queued until the maintenance is complete. It is anticipated the maintenance will take no more than 30 minutes. Anyone who has questions or needs assistance should contact the Technology Helpline (x6111 or email@example.com).
Spotlight on You... The Gustavus admission office has a new look and customizable content on the web to better engage prospective students. This summer a similar system, ActiveAlumni, will launch to better engage Gustavus graduates. As part of these tools, spotlights featuring faculty, students, staff, and alumni will be provided to prospective students and alumni, based on their interests. For example, a prospective student who is interested in majoring in music, will receive spotlights on faculty, students, and alumni who are (or were) involved in music. To populate the database, all faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to fill out a brief survey, located under Gustavus profiles online. A variety of stories are needed to make these tools most effective. For more information, please contact Barb Larson Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org or x7515) or Stacia Senne (email@example.com or x6395).
Staff Reclassification Committee... The next meeting of the Staff Reclassification Committee will be held Tuesday, March 14 to evaluate requests for grade changes for support staff positions. In order to be considered at this meeting, a complete request for position review must be received in the Office of Human Resources by Tuesday, March 7.
Interested in Old Newspapers? The biology department has a selection of old newspapers from the 1940s through the 1970s to give away to anyone interested. The newspapers were used in the herbarium, so some are wrinkled or torn. If questions, call Britt Forsberg (x6306).
Holiday Schedule... The College will observe the following upcoming holidays:
Faculty Review Reminders...
No Mail Monday... There will be no incoming or outgoing mail on Monday, Feb. 20 due to Presidents' Day. Fed Ex and UPS will provide pick-up and delivery.
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:
Bat Boy, The Musical Opens Friday... Bat Boy: The Musical will be presented at 8 p.m. Feb. 17-18 and 23-25 and 2 p.m. Feb. 19 and 26 in Anderson Theatre. The play is directed by Amy Seham (theatre and dance). One complimentary ticket is available for each Gustavus student and staff member and can be picked up or reserved at the ticket center (x7590).
The Vagina Monologues Opens Friday... The Vagina Monologues will be performed at 8 p.m. Feb. 17-19 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Tickets are $5 and are on sale at the SAO ticket center. All proceeds will go to Crime Victim Services, Inc. and the Intersex Society of America.
Business After Hours Tuesday... Gustavus will host Business After Hours at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the Three Crowns Room. The campus community is invited to attend this hour of social conversation and networking with St. Peter and Mankato vendors, business professionals, store owners, and educators that are members of the St. Peter Chamber of Commerce. Beverages and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Faculty Forum Tuesday... Svjetlana Madzar (economics and management) will present "Effect of interplay of national and organizational cultures on subordinates' information inquiry in uncertain times" Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the next Faculty Forum. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. in a banquet room in the Campus Center and the presentation will begin at 6 p.m. R.S.V.P. with a check for $5 to Jean Heidcamp before Friday, Feb. 17. For more information, contact Russell Shapiro.
Meditate on Tuesdays... The campus community is invited to meditate with Buddhist monk Bhante Sathi at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays through May 16 in Linner Lounge. Participants will learn the purpose and benefits of meditation. Sathi is an ordained Sri Lankan Buddhist monk who has taught meditation and Buddhism in Britain and the United States since 1996. The Office of Diversity is sponsoring the event.
Transfiguration Talks Begin Feb. 23... The 19th annual Transfiguration Series, on the theme "Ambiguity and Awe: The Art of Transfigured Living," will be held Thursday, Feb. 23-Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the 10 a.m. Daily Celebration and the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 Holy Communion service in Christ Chapel. The Rev. Herbert Anderson will present the series. Anderson ('58) received his master of divinity from Augustana Seminary, Rock Island, Ill., and his doctorate from Drew University, Madison, N.J. He has served as professor of theology and counseling at many seminaries in the country, most recently at Yale Divinity School and now at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, Calif. Anderson is said to be one of the most prolific writers in the area of pastoral care and counseling. His books are available for purchase at the Book Mark.
Talk Shop Feb. 24... David Wolfe (mathematics and computer science) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2005-06 academic year. His talk, titled "A Taste of Recreational Mathematics," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. Click here to view the abstract for this and future talks.Improv Comedy Workshop Feb. 25... The LineUs Improv Comedy Troupe will host Elena Maria Garcia, one of the founders and the artistic director of Underdog Productions Inc., at a professional improv workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Lund Center aerobics room. Garcia has founded several improv troupes over her 15-year career, including Florida's only all-female troupe "Big Purse and Matching Shoes" and one of the country's only Spanish-speaking troupes "Quien Sigue a Quien." In addition, she has been teaching improv for 16 years at the New World School of the Arts in Miami and American Heritage Preparatory School. There is no charge to participate in the workshop, but those interested should R.S.V.P. to Tane Danger (firstname.lastname@example.org or x8993).
Saturday Night in Christ Chapel... The Office of Diversity invites the campus community to a non-denominational Christian church service at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 in Christ Chapel. Bishop Wayne Felton of In the Word Church, a non-denominational and multi-racial church, will preside.
Book Discussion on Christianity Starts March 6... The campus community is invited to join a discussion of Douglas John Hall's book Why Christian? For Those on the Edge of Faith. The group will meet Mondays at 8:30 p.m. March 6, 13, 20 and April 3 in Linner Lounge and consider questions such as What is your relationship with Christianity? Are you outside of it? Fully within it? Are you on the edge of faith? All are invited to share, question, and grow as a part of this discussion. Hall's book is available in the Office of the Chaplains. R.S.V.P. by Friday, Feb. 24 to Chaplain Rachel Larson or Dorea Ruggles.
St. Peter Reads Author Visit... As part of the St. Peter Reads program, author Michael Perry will appear at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter for a discussion and book signing. This event is free and open to the public. Perry, author of Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time, writes about his return to his hometown of New Auburn, Wis., and his commitment to the New Auburn volunteer fire and rescue squad. Perry has a degree in nursing and experience as a medical technician. Perry's writings have appeared in numerous publications, including Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, and Utne. His essays and humor are often heard on Minnesota Public Radio. Perry will make other appearances during his visit to St. Peter, including several classroom presentations at St. Peter High School and gatherings with emergency personnel and Gustavus groups. The theme for his visit is "Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time." For more information, contact Judy Schultz (x6017) at the Book Mark. Sponsoring Perry's visit are the St. Peter Public Library, St. Peter Community and Family Education, and the Book Mark, with underwriting by the Center for Vocational Reflection.
Building Bridges March 11... Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher will keynote the 11th annual Building Bridges Conference, "Unspoken Voice," Saturday, March 11. Auerbacher, imprisoned in the Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia from 1942 to 1945, wrote the lyrics to "We Shall Never Forget," which was presented at the World Gathering of Jewish Holocaust survivors in 1981. She has been the subject of two documentary films, Inge and the Yellow Star and All Jews Out. Auerbacher is also the author of more than 50 published poems and three books, including I am a Star, Beyond the Yellow Star to America, and Running Against the Wind. She is currently working on her fourth book, The Discovery of Streptomycin, and a Life it Saved. Auerbacher is a world traveler, travel writer, and avid photographer.
The conference is open to the public. Admission is free for Gustavus students, faculty, and staff, high school students, and St. Peter residents; cost is $5 for college students and $10 for non-student adults. This excludes tickets for the banquet, which can be purchased separately for $10 per person. For more information and to register, contact the Office of Diversity (x7449).
St. Peter's Winterfest 2006 continues. Winterfest buttons are available at the Student Activities Office for $5 each. Receive reduced admission to some events with a button. A complete list of events is available online and Winterfest event calendars are available at the Student Activities Office.
Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Feb. 26... The public is invited to a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 26 at the St. Peter American Legion. Sponsored by the St. Peter Masons/Nicollet Lodge #54, the breakfast is a fundraiser for the St. Peter High School annual All-night Graduation Party. Tickets are $5 for adults and children 12 and over, $4 for children 6-11, and free for children under 6. Tickets can be purchased in advance from St. Peter High School students or at the door.
Extraordinary PeopleEric Dugdale (classics) has been appointed chair of the American Philological Association's Committee for Ancient and Modern Performance.
Richard Martin (psychology) will participate in an adult forum, "Moral Development in Children," Sunday, Feb. 19 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Roseville.
Gustavus Youth Outreach... Upcoming GYO trips include: Feb. 17-18 at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield; Feb. 18-19 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dunnell; and Feb. 19 in Madelia. This program, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, consists of student team members who develop relational youth ministry programs in congregations, including church services, family night programs, and leading lock-ins.
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: Two-bedroom, two-bath home available March 26-April 2 on the beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Accommodates up to six people. Rent is $960. Contact John Bungum (507/327-1278 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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