The Yellow Sheet for May 4, 2006
Volume 38, Number 28
Volume 38, Number 28
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Employee Reminder... Employee benefit enrollment forms are due in the Office of Human Resources by Friday, May 5, 2006.
Recognition and Thanks of Scholarship Donors... Scholarship thank you sessions for students who received financial aid through scholarships during this past academic year will be held from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10 in the Heritage Room in the Campus Center. Students are encouraged to attend one of these sessions and write a note of thanks to the donor of their scholarship. This is a great way for donors to stay in touch with the campus and to see how their generosity benefits a particular student at Gustavus. The Office of Institutional Advancement encourages faculty members, administration, and support staff to talk with students they interact with on a daily basis about this opportunity to show their appreciation for the generosity of donors. All students who have a scholarship with a living contact have received a note via campus mail about these sessions. Institutional advancement thanks everyone for their assistance. If questions, contact Ann Hogberg (x6515).
Valleyfair Tickets... Valleyfair discount tickets are available for purchase in the Office of Human Resources.
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:
Student Recitals This Weekend... The public is invited to the following free student recitals this weekend in Jussi Björling Recital Hall:
Honors Day Saturday... Honors Day, the annual event that recognizes the academic excellence and achievements of students, will take place Saturday, May 6. Click here to view the day's event.
Honors Recital Saturday... The Honors Recital will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6 in Christ Chapel. Participation in this recital is determined by audition before the music department faculty and is limited to graduating seniors. Those chosen include:
The recital is free and open to the public.
Festival of Dionysos Saturday... The third annual Festival of Dionysos will take place at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6 in the Linnaeus Arboretum, in the open air area behind the Interpretive Center. Students will perform scenes of exciting ancient theatre productions including sparagmos, omophagia, and ekstasis. Food and drink will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Department of Classics and Eta Sigma Phi.
Speech and Debate Showcase Saturday... The campus community is invited to attend a showcase featuring the award-winning Evan Anderson Forum speech and debate team at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6 in Confer Hall, room 128. Speeches will range from public address to interpretation of literature.
Wind, Percussion, and Choral Concerts This Weekend... Concerts scheduled for this weekend include:
The concerts are free and open to the public.
ELCA Hearing Sunday... An open hearing on the proposed ELCA Social Statement on Education will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 7 in Alumni Hall. This hearing will be chaired by Paul Dovre, co-chair of the national ELCA committee that prepared the statement. Dovre was formerly president of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. A copy of the proposed statement, titled "Our Calling in Education: A First Draft of a Social Statement," is available online. Click to download the education statement's first draft. This event is being held on campus to invite people who have interest or concern to participate. The hearing is sponsored by the Southwestern Minnesota Synod ELCA and the Office of Church Relations.
Undergraduate Research Symposium Monday… The Department of Psychology will hold its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 8. Students who have participated in psychological research over the course of the academic year will present posters from 3 to 4 p.m. in the main hall in the basement of the social science center, immediately followed by oral presentations from senior honors students in SSC, room 28. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact David Rudek (x7063).
Lecture by Classicist Monday... The public is invited to a free lecture by world-renowned classicist James Morwood, dean of Wadham College at the University of Oxford, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 8 in Confer Hall, room 127. His lecture is titled "Sophocles, Euripides and Shakespeare: Three Master Playwrights at Work." Morwood has published and co-produced many books, including the "Oxford Latin Course." Refreshments will be served. The lecture is sponsored by the Departments of Classics and English.
Pottery Sale Tuesday... There will be a student pottery sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 in the Campus Center by the Book Mark. This sale is sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History/studio art club.
Religion Poster Presentations Tuesday... Thirteen senior religion majors will present their research work at the Spring Semester Poster Event at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 in the Presidents Dining Room. Research topics range from a historical investigation of the origination of Islam to the role of Lutheranism in a liberal arts education. The presenters will show and discuss the poster representing their research papers. Refreshments will be served.
Cancer Support Meeting Wednesday... The campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon Wednesday, May 10 in Linner Lounge. Bring a lunch and join the conversation. This group is open to anyone on campus. Note change of location.
Learn About African Culture May 12... The public is invited to participate in events to learn more about the vast array of cultures that are represented on the continent of Africa. African Culture Night will take place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 12 in Lund Arena. Experience a taste of Africa at a free buffet and listen to keynote speaker John Wright, an African/African-American studies professor at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Entertainment includes the Universal Dance Destiny Studio, Oromo Dancers, Zeta Chi Phi Sorority, Paschal Kyoore, Punta Dancers, and a fashion show, featuring the latest African and traditional African clothing. This event is sponsored by the Pan-Afrikan Student Organization.
Retirement and Service Dinner May 18... The Retirement and Service Dinner will be held Thursday, May 18. In addition to recognizing the retirement of Al Pearson (education) and Owen Sammelson (administration), Gustavus will honor Ruth Giles (music) and Carol Moline (international education) on their retirement. Also, please note that the correct title for Kathie Martin, being honored for 35 years of service, is inter library loan manager. Tickets for the dinner are $10 per person. Reservations are being taken by the Alumni Office (x7515).
For more information, contact Tane Danger.
Musicorum to Perform May 13... Musicorum, a 14-member vocal ensemble directed by Greg Aune (music), will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church (423 W. Seventh St. in Mankato). Works by Swedish and Norwegian composers will be presented, as well as the "Missa Brevis" by Palestrina. The ensemble includes Julie Aune, Jenifer Ward (modern languages, literatures, and cultures/German), Ole Karstad ('97), and Callista Isabelle ('00 and chaplains). Tickets will be available at door. Cost is $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors, and $5 for students.
Business After Hours May 16... The St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce Diplomats invites everyone to Business After Hours from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 at Hartman Chiropractic Clinic (206 W. Walnut, St. Peter). There will be complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Call 934-3400 to make a reservation.
Mike Ferragamo (biology) and Janine Wotton (psychology) published an article, "Processing Neuroethological Signals in the Central Auditory System: An Advanced-Level Electrophysiology Laboratory," in the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education. Wotton also authored a review of the book, "Behavioral Neurobiology: An Integrative Approach" (by Gunther Zupanc; Oxford, 2004) in the previous issue.
Chris Gilbert (political science) presented a paper, "Churches, Institutional Treatment, and Gender Differences in Civic Resources," co-authored with Paul Djupe ('93) from Denison University and Anand Sokhey from Ohio State University, at the Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting held April 20-23 in Chicago.
Lisa Heldke (philosophy) attended the Central Division meetings of the American Philosophical Association April 27-29, where she presented a paper, titled "Newcomers Need Not Apply: A Racialized Reading of Wendell Berry."
Anna Hulseberg and Michelle Twait (library) presented "Designing Library Websites to Support Student Learning: A User-centered Approach" at the 2006 Academic and Research Libraries Division Day on April 28 in Chanhassen.
Andy Vaughn (religion) has recently been elected to several leadership positions in scholarly societies. He was named vice-president of the Upper Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature and will assume the role of president in two years. In addition, he was recently named to the executive committee of the American Schools of Oriental Research and will serve as head of publications.
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).
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For Rent: Home in Northfield from end of June until first week of August. Central air, hardwood floors, plenty of gardening possibilities. No pets, please. Looking for one or two adults; rent negotiable, as is the rental period. Contact Esther Wang (507/645-9212 or email@example.com).
For Sale: Tandem kayak made by Current Designs. Equipped with dry storage and rudder system. Excellent condition. Asking $800.00 ($1,800 new). Contact Lois Peterson (x7378).
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 Sale: Apple computer -- iMAC OS9 operating system; clear and ready to use. Call Gretchen Koehler (934-5441).
For Sale: Nice house in great shape at 417 W. Nassau, St. Peter available this summer. Three bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and central heat and air conditioning. Large detached garage. Highly motivated rhubarb patch in back. Walking distance to everything. Call Russell (934-9423) for more details.
Trip To Egypt: Samiha Ibrahim (emerita professor of mathematics and computer science) will lead a trip to Egypt Oct. 25-Nov. 6, 2006. After leading UMAIE student travel courses for many years, Ibrahim offers this adult group experience to her home country to a wide range of interested travelers. Participants will explore monuments, museums, and religious and archeological sites in Cairo, Luxor, and on a Nile cruise to Aswan. Tour cost is $3,795 including air fare to Cairo. Click here for more information or contact Ibrahim (firstname.lastname@example.org, 612/940-4456, or 952/884-0608).
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