The Yellow Sheet for May 6, 2004
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News & AnnouncementsEmployee 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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:
"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.
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 email@example.com).
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 kô [= 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."
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).
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com).
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