The Yellow Sheet for Sept. 28, 2006
September 28, 2006 | Volume 39, Number 4
Volume 39, Number 4
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Nobel Conference Notes...
Publication Reminder... Due to the Nobel Conference on Oct. 3-4, the deadline for next week's edition of The Yellow Sheet will be 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2.
Holiday Schedule... The College will observe the following holidays for the remainder of 2006:
Thanksgiving Day -- Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006
*Employees may work or may request a PTO/vacation day.
Harland Promoted in Advancement... The Office of Institutional Advancement announces that Teresa Harland ('94) has been promoted from gift planner to associate vice president for advancement effective Oct. 2. In the new role, she will lead the work of the Gustavus Fund, Alumni Relations, and Advancement Services. Prior to beginning her work as a gift planner in 2002, Harland served as associate director of admission for Gustavus.
Feature on Golf Channel... Below are the dates and times that a feature on the College's golf program (men's and women's) will appear on the Golf Channel's new "College Central" program. All are Eastern times.
ChYLI Conference On Campus... The Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Institute (ChYLI) is hosting its annual conference Sept. 28 and 29 in the Campus Center. ChYLI is a culturally specific leadership and youth development program for Latino high school students in south-central Minnesota. The annual conference brings together 70 high school students and 15 bilingual adult facilitators. A Brazilian percussion group, Capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian martial arts dance group), and Armando Cepeda from Arte Ganas (a team-esteem muralist from Los Angeles) will entertain. Participants will have the opportunity to work on team-building, decision-making, and action planning to help their local community. ChYLI is a program of the Gustavus Department of Education. For more information, contact Veronica Alba (x7198).
Art Blessing Friday... Two new pieces of art will adorn Christ Chapel and be blessed at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29. The artists will speak and a reception will follow. A ceramic tile mural was created by Lois Peterson (art and art history) and student David Goldstein. Made of hand-cut white clay, the abstract mural is on the front of the choir loft of Christ Chapel. The other piece is a painting by William Bukowski, artist and professor at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. He’s created a figurative piece using medieval techniques. The pieces are site specific and created to aid in people’s reflection in the space regardless of their beliefs, ideas, ages, etc. They were commissioned by Art and Art History Professor Linnea Wren and her Art History senior seminar during Fall Semester 2005-06 in collaboration with the St. Peter Arts Center and the Gustavus Office of the Chaplains. Funding for the project came from the Trunnell family in support of art history activities, the Office of the Chaplains, and the Center for Vocational Reflection.
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:
Talk Shop Friday... Debra Pitton (education) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk. Her talk, titled "English Language Learners: Support for cognitive academic language proficiency (CALP)," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. Click here to view the abstract for this and future talks.
McKay Recital Saturday... John McKay (professor emeritus of music) will present a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. McKay's program includes Mozart's Sonata in D major. K. 576, Chopin's Sonata No. 3 in B minor, op. 58, Claude Debussy's Bruyeres and Reflets dans l'eau, and Cesar Franck's Prelude, Chorale and Fugue. This recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the recital hall lobby.
Crime-fiction Author Here Monday... The public is invited to a conversation with Icelandic crime-fiction author Arnaldur Indridason at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2 in the Interpretive Center. Indridason will discuss his work, including Jar City and Silence of the Grave, two mysteries that have recently been translated into English. Indridason has written as a journalist and film critic for Morgunbladid, a daily newspaper in Reykjavik, Iceland, and as a freelance scriptwriter. He received the Glass Key Prize from the Crime Writers of Scandinavia two years in a row, and the Golden Dagger Award from the Crime Writer's Association for Silence of the Grave. This event is free.Nobel Conference Concert Tuesday... Themes of medicine found in music will be showcased during the annual conference concert Oct. 3 at 8:15 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The program includes two world premieres, the "Transformation" scene from the Jekyll and Hyde musical, and advertising tunes for patented medicines. The first premiere is a symphonic score by Michele Gillman to accompany Thomas Edison's 1910 film "Frankenstein." The second premiere is Jeff Kowalkowski's "T'HEM HERA CHEPY" for percussion. The concert performers include the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, the Gustavus Chamber Singers, and members of the music faculty. The concert is free and open to the public.
Build a Scarecrow Next Week... The first annual Fall Fest in the arboretum will feature a scarecrow contest. The campus community is encouraged to gather their department, student organization, and friends to build a creative scarecrow. Prizes will be awarded to the teams that construct the most original scarecrows. Straw for decorating will be provided beginning Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Borgeson Cabin. The scarecrows should be positioned near the Borgeson Cabin and ready for judging by 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6. Those planning to build a scarecrow should contact Emily Beatty (email@example.com) by Monday, Oct. 2 to insure that an adequate amount of straw is available.
Blessing of the Animals Oct. 6... The annual blessing of the animals will take place during Daily Chapel at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6. To include animal friends, contact Kari Lipke (firstname.lastname@example.org) by noon on Thursday, Oct 5. There are options: bring your animal to Chapel that day (please pre-register), submit your animal's name, and/or submit a photograph of your animal. Names and/or photographs of animals that have passed away in the last year may also be submitted for the memorial reading.
Continuing Education Events... The public is invited to register and attend the following continuing education events in the Interpretive Center:
The cost for each of these events is $8 per person and includes coffee, tea, and dessert. Pre-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. For more information, call 934-3048. These are Gustavus continuing education programs done in cooperation with the St. Peter Community and Family Education program.
Art Fair in Motion... Discover the spirit of fall and the fine arts in the beautiful bluffs of the Minnesota River Valley at RiverCrossings: art fair in motion to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. Browse through artists' studios and local sponsoring businesses for original works of art, artist demonstrations, improv by St. Peter Area Children's Theatre, audience participation dance workshop by Good Cooks Dance, Windforest Choral presentation, and music by the Sweet Adelines, Sunday Punch, Soundsation, and Katie Young. Click here for more information and locations.
Award Winning Project... The Minnesota Digital Library Coalition (MDLC) received a National Leadership in History Award of Merit from the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) at that organization's annual meeting Saturday, Sept. 16 in Phoenix. recognizes the MDLC for "broadening access to historic images through 'Minnesota Reflections.'" The Blue Earth and Nicollet County Historical Societies and Gustavus were among the first organizations to join in the development of "Minnesota Reflections." The AASLH selection committee chose the MDLC for this award because of its "ability to collaborate with so many institutions to improve public access to historic images using the highest digital standards." "Minnesota Reflections" is a collection of more than 10,000 digitized photographs and documents. Click here to view digital copies of the collections. For more information, contact Edi Thorstensson (x7554).
Gregory Aune (music) served as the conference choral director at the biannual Augustana Heritage Association meeting held Sept. 14-17 at the Chautaqua Institute in upstate New York.
Karl Knight (mathematics and computer science) placed second in the weapons competition in his age bracket held this summer at the 2006 Songahm Taekwondo World Championships.
Jill Locke (political science) delivered a lay sermon, "Politics as Therapy?," Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Community Church Unitarian Universalist of New Orleans.
Scott Newstok (English) edited and published a lecture by American literary critic Kenneth Burke on A Midsummer Night's Dream. Burke's lecture and Newstok's prefatory note appear in the current issue of Shakespeare Quarterly.
BirthsTobias Dean Twait, son of Michelle Twait (library) and Tyson Twait was born Monday, Sept. 18.
Cecily Anne Winterfeldt, daughter of Chad Winterfeldt (music) and Beth Winterfeldt, was born Wednesday, Sept. 20 at North Memorial Hospital.
New FacesThe following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
David Newell, Community Service
Retreats... The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat on Saturday, Sept. 30 for Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church from Waconia.
In the MediaHere are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
Anyone who has suggested additions for this list, suggestions for potential future media stories, or interest in being a media source should contact Media Relations Manager Jonathan Kraatz (x7510 or email@example.com).
Telecommunications UpdatesThe following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2006-07":
Looking for Singers: The Saint Peter Choral Society has openings for singers. The group is preparing a concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, to be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Rehearsals are from 7:15 to 9 p.m. on Mondays at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter. For further information, contact Sara McKay (934-6176).
For Sale: Renovated historical house at 125 N. Minn. Ave., St. Peter. Newly remodeled, including refinished hardwood floors. Has four bedrooms, side porch, central air, and high efficiency furnace. Over 2,000 square feet of living space, not including basement, shed, and porch. Asking $169,000. Contact seller at 507/381-1604, 507/934-4826, or firstname.lastname@example.org for pictures.
Calendar of Events
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