The Yellow Sheet for May 6, 2004

May 6, 2006 | Volume 38, Number 29

Volume 36, Number 30

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News & Announcements

Employee Reminder... Benefit enrollment forms must be turned in by Friday, May 7 to the Office of Human Resources.

Usher at Commencement... Ushers are needed for Commencement on Sunday, May 30. Ushers should be available at noon for the 2 p.m. program. Contact Dana (x7520 or if interested.

Publication Reminder... The final issue of The Yellow Sheet for this academic year will be published Thursday, May 20. To have items included, submit them by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 by filling out the online submission form.

Student Summer Housing... Applications are now available in the Office of Residential Life for students needing summer housing. Students that are eligible to live on campus are those who are enrolled for course credit, enrolled for an internship in the area (on- or off-campus), working at least half-time (20 hours per week) on campus, or performing research on campus. The cost for summer housing is $100 per month or $25 per week. In addition, students have the option to live in an air-conditioned section for the majority of the summer (June 16- Aug. 24) for an additional cost of $75 for the summer. (Air-conditioning costs will be prorated accordingly.) Housing accomodations are in Wahlstrom Hall. Applications are due by Friday, May 14.

News from the Library... In March, the library migrated from WebPALS to MnPALS, a new integrated library system, but some functions of the new online catalog are not yet activated and some others have encountered errors. For the near future, the interlibrary loan subsystem of MnPALS is not activated; however, books can be borrowed from other libraries by using the appropriate forms found on the Interlibrary Loan homepage. Also, the search function of the new catalog has returned non-Gustavus volumes in queries of the local collections and mislabeled other printed volumes as "electronic." While these issues are being worked out, the library welcomes any feedback on possible design changes or problems encountered. Contact the reference desk (x7567) or any of the librarians for help using the new catalog.


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:

  • May 7 -- Arbor Day, Patricia Baglien
  • May 9 -- Fifth Sunday in Easter, Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • May 10 -- Naomi Quiram
  • May 11 -- Sarah Lippert
  • May 12 -- Morning Praise
  • May 13 -- Sarah Hanson
  • May 14 -- Bekah Towner
  • May 16 -- Sixth Sunday in Easter, Chaplain Brian Johnson

"Scenes from an Execution" This Weekend... "Scenes from an Execution," under the direction of Amy Seham (theatre and dance), will be performed this weekend. The play, written by Howard Barker, centers on a woman artist in Renaissance Venice who has been commissioned by the city fathers to create a large painting to celebrate a recent victory at sea. But instead of glorifying the battle, she paints the horror, ugliness, and atrocity of war. The city fathers protest that this is not what they intended for her to do. The conflict of this tension between the artist and the patron continue throughout the play. Along the way, complex discussions of the relationship of art, the artist, the patron, "truth," money, gender, politics, power, and society become a part of the drama. The subject of the play, adult situations, violence, and strong language may be offensive to some audience members. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, May 6-8 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 9 in Anderson Theatre. Tickets are available by calling the ticket center in the Campus Center (x7590) and can be picked up at the Anderson Theatre box office one hour prior to show time; the cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.

American Hi-Fi to Perform Saturday... The public is invited to the annual Eppilooza concert to benefit the Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) House this Saturday, May 8 on the practice field behind the Lund Center. The gates will open at 4:30 p.m., and music will start at 6 p.m. The Minneapolis-based band Kalgren and Mankato-based band Faully will open for American Hi-Fi, a nationally known rock band that has toured with groups Eve 6 and Our Lady Peace, and was part of the 2001 MTV Campus Invasion Tour. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $16 for the general public and may be purchased at the gate; no re-admittance. A free Eppilooza T-shirt will be given to the first 1,500 attendees to arrive. All proceeds go to the CADA House for victims of domestic abuse in Mankato. This event is sponsored by Epsilon Pi Alpha Fraternity, Student Senate, and Campus Activities Board.

View Religion Major Projects Monday... The campus community is invited to the senior religion majors presentation of the results of semester-long research projects from 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 10 in Linner Lounge. The projects cover a wide range of issues, including religion and film, Christianity in China, religious pluralism, Jewish-Christian relations, techniques of Biblical interpretation, the second coming of Christ, approaches to God-language, pacifism versus just-war theory, Christian approaches to clinical depression, and the theological career of J.S. Bach.

Cancer Support Meeting Wednesday... The Campus Cancer Support group will meet at noon on Wednesday, May 12 in the Leadholm Room. Bring a lunch and join the conversation. This meeting is open to anyone on campus.


Film Showing May 13... The Film Movement and the St. Peter Public Library will present "The Middle of the World" at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13 in the St. Peter Room (room 217) of the St. Peter Community Center. Based on a true story, this film follows a family of seven on a journey 2,000 miles across the hinterlands of Brazil on bicycles. The library subscribes to Film Movement, a program that provides award-winning, first-run, independent and foreign films from the top movie festivals, such as Sundance, Cannes, and Toronto. All movies have been reviewed by a panel of experts and are intended for adult audiences. This event is free and open to the public.

Day Camp July 19-22... Shetek Day Camp will be held July 19-22 at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter. This camp is for any student currently in grades K-5 regardless of church affiliation. For registration information contact Dana Lamb (x7520 or


Students Attend Model U.N. Conference... Twelve Gustavus students participated in the 28th annual Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference April 1-4 in Marshall. Student Abby Gambrel received an award for her work as a delegate on the Environmental Committee, representing Israel.

Lisa Heldke, philosophy, presented a paper, titled "The (Extensive) Pleasures of Food," at "Eating is a Moral Act," a conference sponsored by the Office of Sustainability Programs at the University of New Hampshire.

Michael Hvidsten, mathematics and computer science, presented a paper, titled "Exploring Geometry -- A Discovery-Based Approach to College Geometry," at the spring meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, North Central Section, April 23-24 in Winona.

Horst Ludwig, modern languages, literatures, and cultures/German, had three haiku published in the most recent issue of [= cultivation], a Japanese haiku magazine in English (Nagoya, Spring/Summer 2004, page 6).

Florence Sponberg, trustee from 1986-2003, was awarded an honorary degree from Gustavus on Wednesday, April 28 during the opening service of this year's MAYDAY! Peace Conference. For more information, see the Florence Sponberg to Receive Honorary Degree news release.

Paula Swiggum, nursing, was an invited speaker on April 30 at the Minnesota Case Manager Network's annual conference in Minnetonka. The topic was "Culture Care in Nursing."


Ryan Yunkers (student activities) and his wife Molly announce the birth of Ethan Patrick Yunkers, born Sunday, May 2 at Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato. Ethan weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long.


  • Area Coordinator, Residential Life
  • Assistant Director/Coordinator of Residence Life and Staffing, Residential Life
  • Nurse Practioner, Health Service
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, Health Service
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


Partners in Education presenters scheduled for this week include Chris Johnson (vocational reflection) who will speak on "Christian Perspectives on War and Peace" at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Partners in Education is a program coordinated by the Office of Church Relations where participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentations for adult forums, workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.

Preaching in Congregations... Mary Gaebler (religion) will preach Sunday, May 9 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Mapleton. This program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.

Music in Worship... Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Brian Beckstrom (x7001).


In 1885, the cost of one year of schooling at Gustavus was $115. This price included room, board, tuition, and books.

To submit items (questions or answers) for consideration in this section, contact Jonathan Kraatz (x7510 or


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • Research Grants Available... The American Philosophical Society offers Franklin Research Grants to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes, the purchase of microfilm, photocopies or equivalent research materials, the costs associated with fieldwork, or laboratory research expenses. Funding is offered in multiples of $1,000 to a maximum of $6,000. The deadlines are Oct. 1 (for a January decision) and Dec. 1 (for a March decision). For more information, see (Note that the website will be updated by the end of May.)
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or Current and past editions of Grant Information (aka The Blue Sheet) are available at


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • On April 29, Scripps Howard Wire Service syndicated an article on "Political views of evangelical Christians all over the map" from the April 24 Star Tribune of Minneapolis in which Chris Gilbert (political science) is quoted. Reprints have appeared in several media including the Capitol Hill Blue.
  • On April 29, The Free Press of Mankato published stories, all appearing on page C5, on fine arts events:
    • "Violinist, oboist to give recital" on April 30
    • "Gustavus schedules honors recitals" on May 1
    • "Gustavus Symphony to play Saturday" on May 1
    • "Gustavus to show play 'Execution'" taking place May 6-9
  • On April 29, the St. Peter Herald published the following:
    • A story on "Scenes from an Execution" ran on page 6A and was titled "Gustavus performance relevant to times"
    • A letter to the editor from Rich Hilbert (sociology and anthropology) on page 4A, titled "Will Pearly Gates convey St. Peter's character?"
  • On April 30, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis published a brief in its "Around St. Paul" column on the 150th anniversary of First Lutheran Church in St. Paul and mention of the church's first pastor-in-residence, Eric Norelius, who later helped found Gustavus.
  • On April 30, The Free Press of Mankato featured a story on the front page of the "Currents" section on the "Festival of Authors and Books" held May 1 in Mankato. Barbara Fister (library) participated on a fiction writers panel and poet John Rezmerski (emeritus professor of English) did a reading.
  • On May 2, The Free Press of Mankato published a story on a talk about the Olympics by Stewart Flory (emeritus professor of classics). The story ran on page A2 and was titled "Olympics not just fun and games."
  • On May 3, The Free Press of Mankato published the following articles:
    • "Have coffee with Sierra Club members," that appeared on page A2. The event took place May 3 on campus as part of the Peace Coffee and Open Mic event.
    • "Special Olympics. Area Athletes Compete in Summer Games," that took place May 2 on campus. The story appeared on the front page of "The Valley" section.
  • On May 4, the Seen & Heard Review, based in the United Kingdom, posted a review on its website of the April 18 Nobel Symphony performance at Orchestra Hall. The review included kudos to Michael Jorgensen (music) and the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra.
  • On May 5, The Free Press of Mankato published a front-page story on faculty pay. The story, titled "College raises pay. Gustavus Balloons Budget for Salaries," included a color photograph of and quotes by Leila Brammer (communication studies), as well as quotes by Mark Braun (dean of the faculty).

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: Wooded 1.4 acre ravine lot for sale by owner, in quiet neighborhood near golf course. Call 382-0690.

For Rent: One-bedroom, basement apartment available June 1. Remodeled in 2002. Located about five blocks from campus. Rent is $325 per month and includes everything but telephone and cable. Off-street parking available. No smokers, no pets. If interested, contact Michele (934-6748 or

For Rent: Two-bedroom, walk-out, basement apartment available July 15. Close to campus; $550 per month, including utilities and garage. Non-smoker. Call Megan (x6062) if interested.

For Rent: Three-bedroom character home available for rent for the 2004-05 academic year (some flexibility). Located across the street from a park and walking distance from campus. Includes office, two baths, fireplace, deck, three-car garage, and central air. Rent is $850 plus utilities. Call Mark or Barb (931-0122 or x6283).

For Rent: Three-bedroom home approximately six miles from St. Peter. Rent is $850 per month plus utilities. Need references. Call 931-1676.

For Sale: Three-bedroom home with office, central air, fireplace, cathedral ceilings, large kitchen, and hardwood floors. The house is situated on five wooded acres with a stream running through the back yard. Located two miles from Le Sueur, it is approximately a 20-minute drive to campus. For more information, contact David Wolfe (x7469).

For Sale: 1996 Kawasaki Vulcan; 1,500 cc; 18,700 miles; lots of extras. Asking $3,250. If interested, call Joe (931-5725).

School Opening: The Apple-Tree School, a community-based elementary school centering on personalization, integration, and the learning of deep skills, will open in the fall of 2004. This pilot program is for fifteen 3-8 year-olds. A chartered public school is expected to open in the fall of 2006. For more information or to sign up for the pilot program, contact Susan Hirshberg (507/665-6948 or


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.

The Yellow Sheet is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the news and information staff in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations. It is published weekly during the academic year (except during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Touring, Spring/Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items by filling out an online submission form. While online, e-mail submissions are preferred, items may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send "snail mail" items to: The Yellow Sheet, Office of Marketing and Public Relations. Items must reach the office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The week of Nobel Conference the deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, contact Barb Booren ( or x6213).

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