The Yellow Sheet for March 16, 2006

March 16, 2006 | Volume 38, Number 23

Volume 38, Number 23

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News & Announcements

Yellow Sheet Reminder... Due to Spring Break, The Yellow Sheet will not be published March 30. Publication will resume April 6. Also, due to Easter Recess, The Yellow Sheet will not be published April 13. Publication will resume April 20.

HIV and AIDS -- Part 1... Dr. Robert Gallo, recognized for the co-discovery of the HIV virus as the cause of AIDS, will present “The Story of a Modern Plague: HIV and AIDS -- Part 1: The Beginning” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 in Wallenberg Auditorium. This free, public lecture is part of Gallo’s residency through the Rydell Distinguished Professorship at Gustavus Adolphus College funded by the Drs. Robert E. and Susan T. Rydell and is the first of three he will deliver on campus. The lecture will focus on the origin, evolution, and major biological features of the HIV virus; the timing of the AIDS outbreak in 1981 from the standpoint of recent scientific advances in molecular biology and immunology; and the overconfidence and complacency of society and medical science in industrialized countries. As part of the residency, Gallo is also co-teaching a semester-long course, “The Biology of Viruses,” with John Lammert (biology). Numerous opportunities will be provided for students to meet with him during his visits to campus.

Spring Break Building Schedule... All academic buildings will close at 6 p.m. Friday, March 24 and reopen at 6 a.m. Sunday, April 2. Students requiring access to academic buildings will need a Permission for Admittance Card issued by a faculty or staff member. Additional cards can be requested from Deb Swanberg. Administrative buildings will close at 6 p.m. Friday, March 24 and reopen for normal business hours March 27 through March 31. If this schedule conflicts with programming needs, contact Swanberg.

Nominations Sought for Diversity Award... The campus community is invited to nominate one faculty member, administrator, or staff person and one student for the Diversity Honors Award. The award recognizes the assiduous efforts and accomplishments of those who embody and exemplify the values of diversity at Gustavus. Nominations must be received in the Office of Diversity by Friday, March 24. If questions, contact May Vang.

Nominations Sought for Paul Magnuson Award... All faculty members, administrators, support staff, and students are asked to submit their nominations for the Paul Magnuson Student Leadership and Service Award. This award recognizes leadership and service contributions made by students during the 2005-06 academic year. Nominate a student, event, or group/organization. The nomination form was distributed via campus mail and is also available in the dean of students' office. Nominations must be received in the dean of students' office by Wednesday, March 29.

Nominations Sought for Faculty Awards... All faculty members, administrators, support staff, and students are invited to nominate one faculty member each for the following awards:

  • Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching -- Nominate a faculty member for the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for teaching. The nomination form was distributed via campus mail or is available online.
  • Gustavus Faculty Scholarly Accomplishment Award -- Nominate a faculty member for the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for distinguished scholarly accomplishments. The nomination form was distributed via campus mail or is available online.
  • The Gustavus Faculty Service Award -- Nominate a faculty member who has established a record of professional service accomplishments, for Gustavus service and wider-community or professional service. The nomination form was distributed via campus mail or is available online.

Nomination forms must be received in the dean of the faculty's office by Tuesday, April 18.


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:

  • March 17 -- Katy Warren, John 12: 36-43
  • March 19 -- Third Sunday in Lent, Vicar Callista Isabelle
  • March 20 -- Justin Haaheim, 1 Cor. 3: 10-23
  • March 21 -- Thea Cooper, Mark 11: 15-19
  • March 22 -- Lenten Liturgy
  • March 23 -- Karl Larson, Psalm 84
  • March 24 -- TBA
  • March 26 -- Spring Break

Dance Concert This Weekend... The spring concert of the Gustavus Dance Company, titled "Pushing the Limits," will take place at 8 p.m. March 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. March 19 in Anderson Theatre. The performance will include:

  • Stack, choreographed by Michele Rusinko (theatre and dance), to an original score by Michele Gillman (music)
  • Mysterious Realms, choreographed by Maria Gomez Tierney (theatre and dance)
  • Return, choreographed by guest artist Mathew Janczewski
  • Larpenteur, choreographed by guest artist Megan Flood
  • Peripheral, choreographed by dance majors Matt Dittes and Britta Peterson
  • Heavy Bad Sugar, choreographed by Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner (theatre and dance)

Tickets are required as all seating is reserved. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are free for Gustavus students, faculty members, administrators, and staff. Purchase tickets at the SAO ticket center (x7590).

Student Recitals Sunday... The public is invited to the following student recitals Sunday, March 19 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall:

  • At 1:30 p.m., vocalists Jessica Halvorson and Alison Fast will join pianists Eric Wilberg and Ben Marti for a recital. Fast, a mezzo soprano, will perform works by Legrenzi, Mozart, and Georges Bizet. Halvorson, soprano, will presents works by Caldara, Carissimi, Sager, and Foster, and conclude with Wishing, Think of Me, and All I Ask of You from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera.
  • At 3:30 p.m., Dawn Gehlhar will present her senior piano recital. Accompanied by Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (music), Gehlhar will present works which range from the Sonata in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven to the Suite for Piano (Star-Crossed), Op. 8 composed by Billy Joel in 2001. She will also perform works by Mendelssohn, Lecuona, works by Compton and Dvorak for two pianos with student Philip Williams. Gehlhar will also premiere two of her own compositions, Cypress Moon and Off Kilter.

Receptions for the musicians will follow the performances in the recital hall lobby.

Also, please note that the orchestra's performance of the Seven Last Words of Christ, scheduled for Sunday in Christ Chapel, has been cancelled.

Physics Lecture Monday... "The Search for Extraterrestrial Life" is the topic of a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 20 in Olin Hall, room 103. Wendy Hagen-Bauer, professor of astronomy at Wellesley College, will give the lecture. Her visit and lecture are co-sponsored by the Gustavus physics department and the Harlow Shapley Lecture Program of the American Astronomical Society. The lecture is free and open to the public.

MLK Lecture Tuesday... The 2006 Martin Luther King Lecture, "Partnering for Peace in Colombia: the nonviolent work of the Colombian Peace Sanctuary Churches," will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 in Wallenberg Auditorium. Panelists will be the Rev. Isai Presca from Cristo El Rey Church, Cordoba Province; the Rev. Ester Gonzalez from Peniel Church, Bolivar Province; and the Rev. Jasper Rodriguez from Remanso de Paz Church, Sincelejo Province.

The evening will focus on the successful peacebuilding model that these churches have fostered at the local level and the partnership that these churches have formed with communities of faith in the United States in order to move toward a change in U.S. policy toward Colombia. For the past two years, Gustavus has been one of six Midwest communities of faith to partner with Lutheran World Relief and the Peace Sanctuary Churches. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Peace Studies program. If questions, contact Mimi Gerstbauer (x7421 or

Easter Bunny Breakfast March 25... Gustavus Library Associates invites everyone to Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25 at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. The event features the Teddy Bear Band, a hearty breakfast, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Tickets are $7 per person and can be reserved online or by calling Dana Lamb (x7520).

"Women Celebrating Women" 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 Margaret Preska, president emerita of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Select local women will be honored for their outstanding community service, professional accomplishments, and leadership in helping other women reach their full potential. The event is open to the public; advance registration is required. To register, contact the office of St. Peter Community Education at 934-3048 or online. Reservations will be accepted until Friday, March 24. The cost is $18 per person. This program is sponsored by the St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce, St. Peter Herald, and St. Peter Community Education. For more information, contact the chamber at 934-3400.

Relay for Life April 28... The third annual Gustavus Relay for Life will be held from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Friday, April 28 in Lund Arena. This year's goals are to raise $50,000 and to have at least 25 percent of the campus community, approximately 643 people, participate. The event will include an opening ceremony and luminary ceremony, followed by a continuous exhibition of games, music, comedy routines, speakers, and free food. The campus community, as well as family and friends, is invited to participate. E-mail for information.


Business After Hours Tuesday... The St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to Business After Hours from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 in the View Room at Whiskey River. There will be free food, door prizes, and time for networking. Hickory Tech will sponsor the event. Call 934-3400 to make a reservation.

Luck of the Irish March 25... Everyone is invited to attend the Luck of the Irish, a fundraiser for John Ireland School, from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at Johnson Hall at the Nicollet County Fairgrounds. There will be a pork roast dinner; a silent auction (ending at 8 p.m.) featuring more than 300 donated items, including Twins tickets, trips, handmade items of all kinds, baskets full of anything from s'mores to baby things and bath towels to wedding items; and a live auction (starting at 8 p.m.) featuring approximately 35 items. Since there will be beer and wine for sale, no one under 21 will be admitted. Admittance is free; dinner tickets are $10 each. If questions, contact Maureen Carlson (x7589 between 12:30-4:30 p.m. or

Chamber Hawaiian Social April 8... The St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to a "Hawaiian Paradise" Saturday, April 8 in the St. Peter Room in the Campus Center. This is the chamber's annual social and silent/live auction. The social and auction begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. R.S.V.P. to the chamber office at 934-3400.


Student Organization Recognized... The Gustavus chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been selected as an Outstanding SPS Chapter for the 2004-05 school year. This accomplishment stems from the group's involvement with activities associated with physics research, public science outreach, physics tutoring programs, hosting and representation at physics meetings, and providing social interaction opportunities. On average, less than 10 percent of the nationwide chapters are recognized, about one per state.

Students Rachel Braband (clarinet), Justin Haaheim (percussion), Andrew Jensen (percussion), Erik Mahon (trumpet), Ryan Mangan (tuba), Amanda Nehotte (flute), and Christopher Pons (tuba), all members of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, were selected to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Honor Band for 2006, the most from any individual school. The students, selected from colleges and universities across Minnesota by conductor nominations and an audition process, performed Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter Clinic in Minneapolis.

Laura Behling (English) has recently published two articles. "The Necessity of Disability in 'Good Country People' and 'The Lame Shall Enter First'" appears in The Flannery O'Connor Review. "The Laboratory: A Model for Teaching the Elements of Literary Study" appears in Radical Pedagogy.

Lisa Heldke (philosophy) participated in a panel on the agrarian philosophy of Wendell Berry at the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy in San Antonio, Texas. Her paper in relation to this event was titled "Old McDonald Had a Wife: The Role of Marriage and Family in Berry's Agrarianism."

Mark Kruger (psychology) and Mark Lammers (music) will have their article, "Brass and Woodwind Student Practice Habits in Norway, Japan, and the United States," featured in the Summer 2006 issue of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal.

Position Openings

  • User Services Coordinator, Library


Retreats... The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat March 17-18 for Diamond Lake Lutheran Church from Minneapolis.


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • Curriculum Development Support... The National Endowment for the Humanities offers support for projects that improve specific areas of humanities education through the development of new or revised curricula (up to $100,000 for periods of 12-18 months) and instructional and learning materials (up to $200,000 for a maximum of three years). The deadline is October 2, 2006. Guidelines for 2006 will be available in early summer. In the interim, the 2005 online guidelines can be used for reference. Click here for more information. Because there are institutional cost-sharing and electronic submission requirements, those interested should contact Bob Weisenfeld ( or x7049).
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • On March 15, KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) aired a story on the internship fair held Wednesday, March 15 on campus. Student Kelsie Droogsma and Brian Koeneman (career center) were quoted in the story.
  • On March 9, the Star Tribune published a story, "Klobuchar, Hatch win their DFL straw votes," that quoted Chris Gilbert (political science). Gilbert's quote was also featured in the National Journal's Political Hotline, a D.C.-based digest of political news from the Capitol and the states.

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


Asking for Campus Community's Support... Jeanne Herman (health and exercise science) will participate in the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk in August, walking 60 miles to raise funds for breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment through the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. To support Herman’s effort, click here to donate online or, if submitting a check, write it out to: Breast Cancer 3-Day and send it to Herman. If questions, contact Herman ( or x7614). Her goal for this endeavor is $5,000.

For Rent: Four-bedroom/den family home available now. Five-minute walk from campus; full bathroom; dining room; living room; kitchen with dishwasher; cable television; washer and dryer; and partially furnished. Rent is $990 per month. Contact Renee Schmidt (934-2548 or

For Rent: Three-bedroom, two-bath bungalow in the south Minneapolis Kingfield neighborhood available for the 2006-07 academic year. Hardwood floors, two-car garage, fenced-in yard, deck, and recently remodeled kitchen and second story. Walk to Lake Harriet, coffee shops, and restaurants. Rent negotiable. Contact Jill (x6226) or Eric (x6085).

For Sale: Philips Magnavox 32" Television, with S-video and composite input and stereo speakers. In excellent condition. Asking $150. Call Kristi Borowy (934-5242).


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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