The Yellow Sheet for April 20, 2006

April 20, 2006 | Volume 38, Number 26

Volume 38, Number 26

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Service Awards Dinner May 18... The annual Faculty and Administrator Service Awards Dinner will be held Thursday, May 18 in Alumni Hall beginning with a social hour at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The College and the Alumni Association will recognize the 2006 retirees and the commitment of faculty and administrators that have served 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years at the College. The cost for the dinner is $10 per person. All are welcome to attend. Reservations should be made by Friday, May 12 with the Alumni Office. A list of the 2006 service awardees follows. Please contact the Alumni Office with the name of any person that should be included in the list of honorees (including yourself) or with any questions.
  • Retirees
    Al Pearson, professor of education
    Owen Sammelson, vice president for administration

  • Forty years
    Allan Splittgerber, professor of chemistry

  • Thirty-five years
    Rob Gardner, professor of theatre and dance
    Kathie Martin, readers' services
    Greg Mason, professor of English
    Larry Potts, professor of chemistry
    Ron Rietz, professor of mathematics and computer science
    Roland Thorstensson, professor of Scandinavian studies

  • Thirty years
    Judy Douglas, coordinator of alcohol and drug education
    John Holte, professor of mathematics and computer science
    Candace Witte, assistant director of the dining service
    Linnea Wren, professor of art and art history

  • Twenty-five years
    Michael Haeuser, professor, academic librarian
    Mark Kruger, professor of psychology
    John Lammert, associate professor of biology
    Rick Orpen, professor of music
    Jeffrey Rosoff, professor of mathematics and computer science

  • Twenty years
    Richard Aune, senior associate director of admission
    Warren Bidwell, computer and electronics specialist
    Hayden Duncan, associate professor of Spanish
    Paul Estenson, associate professor of economics and management
    Mark Hanson, men's basketball coach, director of outdoor education, instructor in health and exercise science
    Bruce Johnson, professor of economics and management
    Greg Kaster, professor of history
    Donna Loken, student loan accounts coordinator
    Steve Mellema, professor of physics
    Kate Wittenstein, professor of history
    Larry Zelenz, men's soccer coach and director of intramurals and recreation

  • Fifteen years
    Joyce Aarsvold, instructional technology coordinator
    Jackie Alvarez, staff psychologist
    Tom Brown, assistant football coach and instructor in health and exercise science
    Jon Carlson, women's tennis coach and men's and women's swimming coach
    Altamira Cohrt, adjunct instructor of Spanish
    Chris Gilbert, professor of political science
    Mary Gunderson, associate registrar
    Michael Jorgensen, associate professor of music
    Paschal Kyoore, associate professor of French
    Barb Lundgren, payroll director
    Amy Pehrson, assistant director of Center for Vocational Reflection

  • Ten years
    Kirk Carlson, associate director of financial assistance
    Teresa Harland, director of gift planning
    Paul Jacobson, executive chef of the dining service
    Brian Johnson, chaplain
    Richard Leitch, associate professor of political science
    Peg O'Connor, associate professor of women's studies
    Mary Solberg, associate professor of religion
    Paula Swiggum, associate professor of nursing
    David Wolfe, associate professor of mathematics and computer science

Lightening Season... The Thorguard lightening detection prediction system detects lightning strikes within a defined geographical area. The system is located on the roof of Lund Arena. When the sensors detect conditions for a lightening strike, the system will sound a 15-second blast from its horns (sounds like a large truck horn) and a yellow strobe will activate and stay on until danger has passed or at least 10 minutes after the last detection of lightning. Once the system has detected an all-clear, the system will sound three short (five second) blasts and the yellow strobe will go off. The lightning detection will be operational daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Mark Lammers, music, has been awarded a grant of 15850 Euros ($19,250) by the Nordic Cultural Fund to update the catalog he published in 1991, titled "Nordic Instrumental Music for Colleges and Universities." Last year, the catalog was placed on the internet by the World Association of Symphonic Band Ensembles at Lammers will spend six weeks in August and September to complete the project while visiting Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.


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:

  • April 21 -- Faculty Tenure Service
  • April 23 -- Second Sunday in Easter, Chaplain Brian Johnson
  • April 24 -- Chantell Siltman, Mark 16: 9-13
  • April 25 -- Casey Elledge
  • April 26 -- Morning Praise
  • April 27 -- Deborah Goodwin, Mark 7: 24-30
  • April 28 -- Arbor Day, Mark Bjelland, Revelation 22: 1-7
  • April 30 -- TBA

The AIDS Memorial Quilt on Display... Six of nearly 45,000 panels of The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display until Sunday, April 23 in Alumni Hall. The quilt, a creation of the NAMES Project Foundation established in 1987, is a visual, living memorial to a generation of nearly 100,000 individuals lost to the AIDS epidemic worldwide. The display is part of this year's MAYDAY! Peace Conference. Public viewing times are:

  • April 20 and 21: 5-7 p.m.
  • April 22: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • April 23: 1-3 p.m.

Earth Day Lecture Tonight... John Tallmadge, well-known nature writer and ecocritic, will give the annual Earth Day lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20 in the Interpretive Center. Tallmadge will read from his book, "The Cincinnati Arch: Learning from Nature in the City." The lecture, sponsored by the Environmental Studies program, the Department of English, and the Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.

View Short Films Tonight... "Zones Unknown: Short Films" by Dave Ryan of St. Olaf College can be viewed starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20 in Schaefer Fine Arts-Art Lecture Hall. Ryan's video works have gained recognition at some of the most important venues for experimental film and video, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York Video Festival, and the Locarno (Switzerland) Video Art Festival. A review of his video Haptic Nerve appears in Laura U. Marks' book Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media.

Student Recitals This Weekend... The public is invited to the following student recitals this weekend in Jussi Björling Recital Hall:

  • At 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, soprano Sara Butwinick will give her senior voice recital. Accompanied by pianist Lindsey Reimnitz and other student musicians, Butwinick will present works by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and Reynaldo Hahn. She will premiere one of her own compositions for voice and string quartet titled Tease.
  • At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, trombonist Sarah Demke and trumpeter Chris Fogderud will present their junior recital. They will present solo works by von Weber, Haydn, Ewazen and Ketting, and Boris Blacher's Divertimento.
  • At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, Shannon Schultze will present her senior 'cello recital with accompanist Beth Winterfeldt. The program will include works by Martinu and Beethoven and Samuel Barber's Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, Op. 6.
  • At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, violinist Stephanie Arndt will present her senior recital with pianist Beth Winterfeldt. Her program includes works by Felix Borowski, Claude Debussy, J.S. Bach, and Ludwig van Beethoven.
  • At 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23, Colin McGuire will present his senior violin recital. The long-time concertmaster of the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra opens his recital with Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante in Eb Major, K. 364. McGuire will then change to the viola and present two works for violin and viola with his brother Peter McGuire, a violinist with the Minnesota Orchestra.
  • At 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23, senior percussionist Justin Haaheim will present a recital. Accompanied by pianist Beth Winterfeldt, the Gustavus Jazz Combo, and several fellow Gustavus percussionists, Haaheim will perform jazz, marimba (both solo and ensemble), and percussion ensemble works, including his own arrangement of Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring for four marimbas.

Reminder for Saturday Spring Clean-up... The Community Service Center and VINE Faith in Action are looking for volunteers for two more yard clean-up dates -- April 22, and 29. This is an opportunity to help elderly St. Peter residents clean up their yards, and will include tasks such as raking, gutter cleaning, preparing gardens, moving lawn furniture, and cleaning porches and garages. The project replaces this year's St. Peter GIVE (Gusties in Volunteer Endeavors) Day. Gather a group of friends and sign up ahead of time by contacting Paige Petersen (934-1666 or or Kari Lipke (x6077 or

GACAC Convention Saturday... "Earth and All Stars: Our Place in God's Creation" is the theme for the 19th annual convention of the Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations. The convention coincides with Earth Day. The schedule is:

  • 9:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel -- Worship with the Rev. Gary Anderson, currently serving as chaplain at Luther Seminary
  • 10:10 a.m. in Christ Chapel -- Welcome by President Jim Peterson, followed by the GACAC business meeting
  • 10:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel -- Presentation of the 2006 Covenant Award
  • 10:45 a.m. in Christ Chapel -- Keynote address by Larry Rasmussen on "Discipleship in Today's World: Religion and Ecology"
  • 12 p.m. -- Luncheon in the Campus Center (make a reservation by contacting Marilyn Beyer (x7001 or
  • 1 p.m. in the Campus Center -- Teach-in sessions on the care of the earth, featuring Mary Gaebler, Jim Gilbert, Jeff Jeremiason, Bob Moline, and Andy Vaughn

Please note that times are approximate.

Fun Run/Walk Saturday... The Wellness Week Fun Run/Walk around Campus Drive will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22 at the Three Flags. Free smoothies will be available following the run/walk.

Woodwind Concert Sunday... At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23 in Jussi Björling Recital Hall, the Gustavus Woodwind Ensembles will present their spring concert. Conducted by Michele Gillman and Scott Kallestad, the performance includes works by the Gustavus Flute Choir and the Gustavus Saxophone Quartet.

African Music Concert Sunday... Featuring Bernard Woma, xylophonist and master drummer from Ghana, a concert of African music will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 23 in Alumni Hall. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Lecture Series, Office of Diversity, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and International Cultures Club.

Arbor Week Starts Monday... "Trees for Heart, Trees for Mind, Trees for Spirit" is a weeklong celebration of trees and the Linnaeus Arboretum from Monday, April 24 through Friday, April 28. Each day between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., there will be four 30-minute sessions given by members of the campus community. Participants will be able to elevate their cardiovascular rate, learn something about trees or birds, or simply contemplate the wonder of a dandelion. Attend one or all sessions; registration is not required. Sandwiches and beverages will be available for purchase, or bring your own lunch.

This is a 'tree'mendous opportunity to visit the Melva Lind Interpretive Center to check out the new interpretive displays, frost your own tree cookie, and sign up to join the Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum at a special introductory rate. So, make like a tree and 'leaf' your office for a walk in the arboretum! The full schedule for the week is:

  • Monday, April 24
    • 11:30 a.m. -- "Loving Kindness Meditation" by Kari Lipke
    • Noon -- "The Borgesons and their Cabin" by Bob Douglas (meet at the cabin)
    • 12:30 p.m. -- "Tai Chi" with Gretchen Koehler
    • 1 p.m. -- Bob Moline
  • Tuesday, April 25
    • 11:30 a.m. -- "Water Wellness" by the Wellness Advisory Board
    • Noon -- "Japanese Gardening" by Florence Amamoto
    • 12:30 p.m. -- "Explore the Linnaeus Arboretum" by Jim Gilbert
    • 1 p.m. -- Ribbon cutting/path naming ceremony for the new Arborview walkway
  • Wednesday, April 26
    • 11:30 a.m. -- Chaplain Rachel Larson
    • Noon -- "Wind Power at Gustavus" by Jeff Jeremiason
    • 12:30 p.m. -- "Bird Watching" by Don Scheese
    • 1 p.m. -- Assist with kite-building class
  • Thursday, April 27
    • 11:30 a.m. -- "Roots and Branches: Growing the Seeds of Vocation" by Chris Johnson
    • Noon -- "Best Bike Routes Near Gustavus" by Brian Koeneman
    • 12:30 p.m. -- The Movers, Gustavus Health Promotion
    • 1 p.m. -- Prairie Project -- bring garden gloves
  • Friday, April 28, Arbor Day
    • 11:30 a.m. -- "Explore the Linnaeus Arboretum" by Jim Gilbert
    • Noon -- "Poetry" by Chaplain Brian Johnson
    • 12:30 p.m. -- "Green Poetry" by Joyce Sutphen
    • 1 p.m. -- Prairie Project -- bring garden gloves
  • The Arbor Day morning schedule is:
    • 10 a.m. -- Daily Chapel in Christ Chapel
    • 10:30 a.m. -- Tree planting ceremony outside, near Christ Chapel
    • 10:45 a.m. -- Reception at Eckman Mall
    • 11 a.m. -- Tour of campus trees, with biology students as hosts

Gay, Former NFL Player to Speak Monday... Esera Tuaolo, author of the book Alone in the Trenches, will present "Creating a World of Tolerance" at 7 p.m. Monday, April 24 in Alumni Hall. A former NFL lineman, Tuaolo will discuss the difficulties he experienced in hiding his homosexuality as a professional football player and how he learned to balance two seemingly irreconcilable aspects of his life. Tuaolo came out publicly during an interview for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel in 2002. Tuaolo played for the Green Bay Packers from 1990 to 1992 and for the Minnesota Vikings from 1993 to 1999. His story has been featured in People magazine, NPR's Weekend Edition, and CNN's Saturday Morning. This free, public lecture is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, Queers and Allies, and the Book Mark.

Physics Seminar Monday... Glennys Mensing ('89) will present the physics seminar "Finding Success in Science at the Microscale" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24 in Olin Hall, room 220. Mensing is a research project coordinator in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information, contact Steve Mellema (x7306 or

Faculty Forum Tuesday... Matt Panciera (classics) will present "Cleopatra's Socratic Suicide in Horace Odes 1.37" at the final faculty forum of the academic year on Tuesday, April 25. 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, April 21. For more information, contact Russell Shapiro.

Meeting for All Staff on Wednesday... President Peterson invites faculty members, administrators, and support staff to meet with him for approximately 45 minutes to talk about the College's strategic planning status and process, the search processes for new leadership positions that will help to move the College into the future, and key elements of next year's budget, which also moves the College into the future. Times are:

  • Faculty members will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in Alumni Hall
  • Administrators and support staff will meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 in Alumni Hall

Tree Dedication April 27... The dedication of a tree in memory of Finance Office employee Sheila Skrove is planned for 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at the northeast corner of Old Main. A reception will follow.

Lecture on Peace in Columbia April 27... The public is invited to a lecture, titled "Kathy Hollander's Journey into Colombia: One Citizen's Faithful Advocacy in U.S. Foreign Policy," at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27 in the Three Crowns Room. Hollander will talk about her advocacy efforts as part of the Sal y Luz partnership for peace in Colombia and about her trip to Colombia in February. She is an incredible example of citizen activism and is an engaging and knowledgable speaker on Colombian issues and how to effectively lobby for a change in U.S. foreign policy. This lecture is sponsored by the Peace Studies program.

Lecture on Manhattan Project April 27... Dick Fuller (emeritus professor of physics) will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 in Olin Hall, room 220 on the history of the Manhattan Project. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Talk Shop Talk April 28... Mike Hvidsten (mathematics and computer science) will present the last Faculty Shop Talk of the 2005/06 academic year. His talk, "Concrete Axiomatics: Designing Software for the Study of Non-Euclidean Geometry" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 28 in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed at

Vesak Celebration April 29... This year marks the 2,550th Vesak Celebration or Buddha Day, a commemoration of the life of the Buddha -- his birth, enlightenment, and death. The College will host a celebration Saturday, April 29 in the International Center. The schedule includes:

  • 9-11:20 a.m. -- Meditation
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Luncheon with Buddhist monks
  • 12:30-2 p.m. -- Movie: "Life of the Buddha"
  • 2 p.m. – Speaker Doug McGill
  • 2:45-4 p.m. -- Chanting and blessings
  • 4-5:30 p.m. -- Light festival and closing

This event is sponsored by Gustavus and the Triple Gem of the North, a non-profit organization that studies and practices the teachings of Buddha. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required for the luncheon. If questions, call the Gustavus Office of Diversity (507/933-7449).

Sign up for Continuing Education Events... The public is invited to the following continuing education events at Gustavus:

  • "Meet Jim Klobuchar" will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 in the Interpretive Center. Klobuchar, a retired newspaper columnist for the Star Tribune of Minneapolis and director of Jim Klobuchar's Adventures, a travel club for outdoor activists, will speak about his recently published collection of works titled Walking Briskly Toward the Sunset. His book will be available for purchase at the event. Cost is $5 per person and includes coffee and dessert.
  • Jim Gilbert (adjunct instructor of environmental studies) will lead a walk through the Seven Mile Creek County Park on Tuesday, May 9. Participants will leave the visitor's parking lot of Linnaeus Arboretum at 6:30 p.m. and will walk some of the trails and look at woodland wildflowers and other signs of spring. Cost is $5 per person.
  • "Are We Prepared for the Peak in World Oil Supply?" will be presented by Jeff Jeremiason (environmental studies) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 in the Interpretive Center. This talk will examine the processes for making ethanol and biodiesel and review the energy balance and environmental concerns related to the production and use of these biofuels. Cost is $5 per person and includes coffee and dessert.

Pre-registration is required for these events. Register at the office of St. Peter Community and Family Education, Suite 207, 600 S. Fifth St., St. Peter. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or register online. For more information, call 934-3048 and press zero for the operator. These events are Gustavus continuing education programs done in cooperation with the St. Peter Community and Family Education program.

TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions... A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual counseling sessions from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 4 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 8 in the Board Room. To schedule a counseling session, sign up on the TIAA-CREF website or call Sue at 1/800-877-6602.


Jazz Lab Band and Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra Perform Wednesday... The Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra from Uppsala, Sweden, directed by Ulf Johansson Werre, and the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band will present a concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 at Park Center High School (7300 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park). The Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra is comprised of students, teachers, and alumni of the university. This performance is presented by the Twin Cities Jazz Society, the American Swedish Institute of Minneapolis, and the Uppsala-Minneapolis Sister City Committee. The performance is free but contributions toward the Uppsala band's travel expenses are welcome.

MS Bike Tours This Summer... The national MS Society, Minnesota Chapter is organizing two bike tours to raise funds to help fight multiple sclerosis. The MS 150 Bike Tour, a two-day, 150-mile bike tour, will take place June 9-11 from Proctor (near Duluth) to the Twin Cities. The MS TRAM Bike Tour, a weeklong bike tour, will take place July 23-28 through southeastern Minnesota, including La Crescent, Lanesboro, Winona, Wabasha, River Falls, Wis., and Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount. For more information, call 1/800-FIGHTMS (1/800-344-4867) or go to the MS website.


The following junior women were selected to the Guild of St. Lucia: Maren Anderson, Eleanor Bash, Megan Buckingham, Tessa Carlsen, Michelle Clark, Sarah Demke, Julia Gustafson, Violeta Hernandez Espinoza, Sonya Hysing, Jenelle Kleinke, Sara Olmanson, Laura Pierce, Brenna Ress, and Jenna Stevens.

Three Gustavus Adolphus College students returned with honors from the 18th annual National Black Graduate Student Conference, "Positively Facing the Rising Sun," held March 15-19 in Las Vegas. Students honored at this conference include Mohamed Hussein, who won first place with his paper "New Immigrant Populations and the Challenges They Face: Somali Populations in Minneapolis," Amran Farah, who won second place with her paper, "Consequences and Prevention of Malnutrition," and Carla Smith, who won third place in the poster presentation session with her paper and poster on "The Effects of a Familiar or Novel Environment on Classroom Learning."

Michael Bradley ('03) presented an invited talk, "Determining the mechanism of allosteric regulation of NikR binding to DNA activated by Ni," at the Macromolecular Structure and Dynamics Meeting of the 2006 meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The talk was awarded a prize for the best talk by a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow at the meeting. Bradley is a third-year graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis and is supported by an NSF Pre-doctoral Fellowship.

Brian Johnson (chaplains) gave a presentation, "Recognizing the other in Liturgy and Preaching," to the Commission on Interreligious Affairs of Reform Judaism and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He also was an invited preacher at Good Friday services at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and Pilgrim Lutheran Church in St. Paul.

Mark Kruger (psychology) and Mark Lammers (music) will present a paper, "Language use in autobiographical memory for musical experiences," at the ninth International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition in August 2006 in Bologna, Italy. Kruger will also present a paper, "A comparative study of air support in the trumpet, horn, trombone, and tuba," with two colleagues at the same conference.

Mark Kruger and Richard Martin (both psychology) will present their research on gender, depression, and friendship processes at the May 2006 meeting of the Association for Psychological Science to be held in New York.

Steve Mellema (physics) gave a talk, "Islam in America," at the adult education forum Sunday, March 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter. On Friday, April 7, Mellema delivered the keynote speech, "Living as a Muslim in Post-9/11 America," at the 10th anniversary dinner of the Al-Shifa Clinic at the Islamic Center of Minnesota in Fridley. Al-Shifa is a free clinic, open to the public, at which Muslim physicians and other health professionals donate their time and services to help anyone who cannot otherwise afford health care.

Scott Newstok (English) published an essay on Kenneth Burke's Shakespeare criticism in the online journal Literature Compass. Work on this article was supported by an RSC grant.

Eric Vrooman's (English) "Bridge" is a finalist for Carve Magazine's 2006 Raymond Carver Short Story Award and will be published in Vol. 7, No. 3 (May 2006).

Barbara Zust (nursing) was awarded the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International 2006 Award for Excellence in Education on Thursday, April 6 at their conference in Portland.


  • Director, International Education
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


Partners in Education presenters scheduled include:
  • Mark Granquist (religion) will present "The History of Lutheranism" Sunday, April 23 at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe
  • Chris Johnson (vocational reflection) will present "Vocation: Seeds, Seasons, and the Undivided Life" Sunday, April 30 at East Union Lutheran Church in Carver
  • Steven Haggmark (religion) will present "Understanding Islam" Sunday, April 30 at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe
  • Garrett Paul (religion) will present "God and Politics" Sunday, April 30 at St. John Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine.

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.


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • National Conferences on Undergraduate Research/Lancy Foundation Initiative... This initiative seeks to help institutions develop summer undergraduate research programs with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research. The program focus is on helping to build communities of students (six to 10) and faculty scholars spanning the academic disciplines by working on a unifying theme. A review of grantees indicates a preference for environment/conservation/community-based projects. Interested faculty should review previous awards to better understand the types of projects the initiative is likely to fund. These interests and application information can be found at and click on NCUR/Lancy Initiative. The initial award will be $40,000 for the summer of 2007, to be used primarily for the support of student creative and scholarly work. Awardee institutions may apply for an additional $22,500 for the summer of 2008. Interested interdisciplinary teams of faculty or individual faculty should contact Bob Weisenfeld (x7049 or by May 31. Only one proposal may be submitted by an institution. The deadline for the "intention to submit" statement is Aug. 1 and the full proposal deadline is Aug. 15.
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 April 13, The Free Press of Mankato did a feature on "Social activist pulls no punches at Gustavus: Angela Davis sounds off on diversity, immigration, Bush" that ran on the front page of The Valley section.
  • On April 12, the St. Paul Pioneer Press published an article on Luther Seminary's 21st annual Christian-Jewish seminar. It mentions Darrell Jodock, who will be speaking at the event.
  • On April 10, the Bulletin of the University of St. Thomas ran a piece on a seminar that will feature Darrell Jodock (religion) as a speaker.
  • On April 8, The Free Press of Mankato published "Sign here," an article about The Signature Project that was performed at the College. The article, which appeared on the front page of the Valley section, included quotes from Kirk Beyer and three color photographs.
  • On April 4, The Free Press of Mankato ran an article on the upcoming MAYDAY! Peace Conference.
  • On April 2, The Free Press of Mankato published the following:
    • "Gustavus dealing with its own bias issues," an article about the recent appearance of anti-Semitic symbols on campus and the College's response.
    • "The state of hate," a front page article about Eliminate Hate Week that mentions Gustavus and the discussions and efforts taken at the College to halt anti-Semitic incidences.
  • On March 29, The Free Press of Mankato ran an article on political activist Angela Davis, who spoke on campus April 12.

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


For Sale: Cape Cod style home built in the 1940s, with three bedrooms, two baths, hardwood floors, fenced yard, heated garage, and finished basement. The house has been well maintained. Call Jean (934-6072) to arrange a showing.

For Rent: Two-bedroom apartment with attached garage, central air, dishwasher, living room, kitchen, washer and dryer; about one mile from campus. Contact Joe (

For Lease: A beachfront two-bedroom home on Lake Washington available for lease to a Gustavus staff member for the 2006-07 academic year. The lease is for $800 per month. This includes all utilities: heat, electricity, cable TV, snow removal, etc. It is available partly to totally furnished. E-mail or call 952/758-3430.

For Sale: Small- to medium-sized young Swedish Columnar Aspen and at least one medium sized red-limbed dogwood available. Trees can be viewed by driving by 427 S. Seventh St. Contact Brian O'Brien ( or x7310).


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Book Mark will have extended store hours for Christmas in Christ Chapel weekend.
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
Men's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
Winter Gear Drive
Women's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Gustie Day Campus Center
noon to 2:15 p.m. Holiday Buffet during Christmas in Christ Chapel Rooms in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Macalester Peter, Minn.
16 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Women's Hockey at Saint Mary's, Minn.
2:304:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2022: Celestial Wonder, Joy Unfolding Chapel

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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