The Yellow Sheet for Feb. 23, 2006
Volume 38, Number 20
Volume 38, Number 20
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News & AnnouncementsInterested 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).
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:
American Horn Quartet to Perform Friday... The American Horn Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. Widely recognized as the finest horn quartet in the world, the group's residency at Gustavus (Feb. 22-25) also includes a 1 p.m. clinic Friday, Feb. 24 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall that is free and open to the public. Tickets for the concert are on sale at the SAO ticket center (x7590) and can also be purchased at the door.
Considered unique in the field of chamber music performance, the group offers a repertoire which includes works for horn as well as imaginative arrangements of diverse genres and prize-winning original compositions. With several recordings on the market, the American Record Guide recently described the American Horn Quartet as "the finest brass chamber ensemble in the world." The quartet will present Mozart's Marriage of Figaro Overture, Bizet's Carmen Suite, Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story Suite, Eric Ewazen's Myths and Legends, and works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Kerry Turner.
Saxophone Quartet Recital Sunday... The Minnesota Saxophone Quartet will present a recital at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. Quartet members Karen Reinhardt Benson, John Engebretson ('91), Dennis Lindsay and Nancy McMillan are music educators who have studied with some of the most noted saxophonists, including Daniel Deffayet, Frederick Hemke, and Jean-Marie Londeix. The group will perform works by Isaac Albeniz, Pierre Max Dubois, Jean Rivier, and Michael Torke, and Quartet #1 in Three Movements by Bob Mintzer, Four, for Tango by Claude Voirpy, and Euday Bowman's 12th Street Rag. Sunday's recital is free and open to the public.
CVR Lunch and Conversations... The Center for Vocational Reflection invites the campus community to the following lunch and conversations as part of this year's emphasis on "Gustavus as a Mentoring Community:"
Publisher's Weekly did a feature on Perry's book and reported: "When writer Perry returned to his tiny childhood town, New Auburn, Wisc., after 12 years away, he joined the village's volunteer fire and rescue department. Six years later, he'd begun to understand at last that to truly live in a place, you must give your life to that place....Perry's mosaic of small-town life also paints charming portraits of the town's memorable characters, such as the One-Eyed Beagle, another firefighter. Perry's insights into the small-town mentality come from apparent contemplation, and he writes about them with good humor."
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South Mall Landscape Meeting Tuesday... The campus community is invited to brainstorm about ways to develop the South Mall landscape from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the Board Room. In particular, ideas on how to enhance or connect the curriculum to this space are sought. This meeting represents the very early stages of "dreaming" about how the South Mall might be developed. Anyone who has ideas but cannot attend this meeting should contact Warren Wunderlich (x7504 or email@example.com) or Cindy Johnson-Groh (x7043 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 to 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? 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.
"Women Celebrating Women" Set for March 28... The third annual St. Peter area "Women Celebrating Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams" is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in the banquet rooms in the Campus Center. The evening will include a social hour, musical entertainment, dinner, and an award ceremony. A keynote address will be given by Dr. Margaret Preska, president emerita of Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Photography Exhibit Reception March 4... A reception will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday March 4 at the Arts Center of St. Peter (315 S. Minnesota Ave.) for Priscilla Briggs (art) and her photography installation "Market" which is currently showing at the Arts Center. The exhibit will be on view through April 2.
Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics March 11... Everyone is invited to the Area 9 Special Olympics spring games which will be held Saturday, March 11 at Mankato East High School. Events include swimming (morning), volleyball (morning), and basketball (afternoon).
Volunteers are needed to be judges, referees, and timers, and to assist with awards or assist athletes for both the morning (8:30 a.m.-non) and afternoon (noon-4 p.m.) shifts. If interested in volunteering, contact Mary Milbradt (email@example.com or x7672).
Douglas Nimmo (music) served as a guest conductor for the 15th Minnesota Intercollegiate Honor Band held Feb. 16-18 at Bethel College and the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Intercollegiate Honor Band is comprised of students from Minnesota colleges and universities and is part of the Minnesota Music Educators Annual Mid-winter Conference. Seven Gustavus Wind Orchestra members were selected to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Honor Band. They are: Rachel Braband, Justin Haaheim, Andrew Jensen, Erik Mahon, Ryan Mangan, Amanda Nehotte, and Chris Pons.
Stan Shetka (art and art history) was an invited speaker at the 2006 Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Air, Water, and Waste Environmental Conference held Feb. 15. His talk, titled "Engineering with Fibers," depicted the economic impact fiber markets have in Minnesota and what cutting edge creativity can do for world fiber markets.
Steve Wright (music) has performed at recent concerts with the Twin Cities 7 jazz group, including a Feb. 11 concert in Pequot Lakes and Feb. 16 at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. Wright played lead trumpet in the annual Minnesota Music Educators Association jazz ensemble reading session and on Feb. 18 he was featured soloist and clinician at the Sun Prairie High School Jazz Festival in Wisconsin.
Amy Engebretson, Student Activities
Humerio Mendez, Custodial
Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a retreat Feb. 24-25 for the church council from St. John Lutheran Church of Waseca. The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat Feb. 24-25 for Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Hopkins and Feb. 25-26 for Faith Lutheran Church of Winona.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
For Rent: Newly remodeled one-bedroom apartment available April 1. Partially furnished; full bath; living room/kitchen with microwave and dishwasher; private entrance; access to deck and grill; five-minute walk from campus. Heat, air conditioning, water, heated garage, and expanded cable included. Rent is $560 per month. Call Renee at 934-2548.
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 (weekdays before 5 p.m.) or 387-2739 (evenings and weekends).
Seeking Summer Sitter: Looking for a reliable high school or college student to care for two children (ages 10 and 7) on weekdays during the summer. Will pay and feed the successful candidate. If interested, please call Stacia at x6395 (weekdays before 5 p.m.) or 387-2739 (evenings and weekends).
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