The Yellow Sheet for Oct. 26, 2006

October 26, 2006 | Volume 39, Number 8

Volume 39, Number 8

News & Announcements
Upcoming Events
Off-Campus Events
Extraordinary People
Congregational Outreach
Funding Opps
In the Media
Telecommunications Updates
Calendar of Events
Submit an Item Online

News & Announcements

Out with the Old in with the New... All are invited to attend the decommissioning and groundbreaking ceremonies for the football stadium on Saturday, Oct. 28 following the final home football game on Hollingsworth Field (about 3:30 p.m.). The program for the event is as follows:

  • Decommissioning:
    • Remembrance / Jim “Moose” Malmquist (’53), Retired Director of Athletics
    • Farewell Blessing / Rachel Larson, Chaplain
    • Photo of Football Players on the Stadium Benches
    • All in attendance will form a line from the current field to the new stadium site and pass a football followed by a square of sod
  • Groundbreaking:
    • Tributes / Ken Westphal, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer; George Hicks (’75), Board of Trustees; Al Molde (’66), Director of Athletics; Jay Schoenebeck (’80), Head Football Coach; Nick David (’07), Captain
    • Blessing / Rachel Larson, Chaplain
    • Reception / Hollingsworth Field
    • Referee and Time Keeper of Ceremonies / Al Molde ('66), Director of Athletics

2006 Employee Awards... The following individuals will receive the 2006 employee awards:

  • Sandy Grochow -- Augusta Carlson Schultz Award for the Outstanding Support Staff Employee
  • Tami Aune -- Eric Norelius Award for the Outstanding Administrative Employee
  • Barbara Kaiser -- Faculty Service Award

The award ceremony will take place during the celebration of Founders Day at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 in Christ Chapel. The campus community is encouraged to attend the ceremony and the reception immediately following in Alumni Hall.

Flu Shot News... Since the cost for the flu shot is covered under the Gustavus Health Plan Preventive Care benefit at Blue Cross and Blue Shield providers, flu shots will not be offered to employees this year on campus. Employees are encouraged to obtain a flu shot through their local clinic or on a walk-in basis at Now Care in Mankato. Local clinics, including Now Care, are usually Blue Cross and Blue Shield providers, while shot clinics at local merchants are usually not.


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:

  • Oct. 27 -- Liz Jaede, senior, Psalm 119: 17-24
  • Oct. 29 -- Reformation Sunday, Mary Gaebler
  • Oct. 30 -- Mary K. Nelson
  • Oct. 31 -- Founders Day, President Jim Peterson
  • Nov. 1 -- Morning Praise, Psalm 24
  • Nov. 2 -- Bishop Jon Anderson, Deuteronomy 6:1-9
  • Nov. 3 -- International Day
  • Nov. 5 -- All Saints' Sunday, Chaplain Brian Johnson

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

  • "Forecasting the 2006 Elections" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 in Olin Hall, room 103. Chris Gilbert (political science) will discuss the overall outlook for control of the U.S. Congress and devote special attention to Minnesota's races for governor, U.S. Senate, Congress, and the state legislature. Cost is $8 per person.
  • "An Experiment with an Air Pump" at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 in Anderson Theatre. This play, written by Shelagh Stephenson, addresses provocative concerns, such as the state of medical ethics, passion versus love, the evolving role of women, and the aims of science. Set in 1799 and 1999 -- in the same English house -- the play juxtaposes ethical quandaries to suggest that, while life has evolved, human impulses have remained the same. Rob Gardner (play director and theatre) will provide behind-the-scenes insight into the production of the play over dinner, in a Campus Center banquet room, prior to the performance. Cost is $25 per person and includes dinner and the play.
  • "Art, Music, and Literature from World War I: A Sampling" will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the Three Crowns Room. Ron Green (professor emeritus of education) will discuss the memorable artists, composers, poets, and authors whose works have survived over the decades since the war ended.

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-Thursday or register online. For more information, call 934-3048. These events are Gustavus continuing education programs done in cooperation with the St. Peter Community and Family Education program.

Darfur Lecture Thursday... "Humanitarian Crisis in Darfur: Perspectives from the Field" will be presented by Hugh Parmer, the president of the American Refugee Committee, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 in Wallenberg Auditorium. The American Refugee Committee, a Minnesota-based humanitarian aid agency, operates humanitarian relief operations in 12 countries around the world. Prior to moving to Minnesota, Parmer worked for the Clinton administration in Washington as assistant administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau for Humanitarian Response, where he led major U.S. humanitarian relief operations required by the war in Kosovo, Hurricane Mitch in Honduras and Nicaragua, and famine relief in Ethiopia and Eritrea. This lecture is sponsored by the Peace Studies program and is free and open to the public.

Author Michael Perry Returns Friday... As a part of the St. Peter Reads program, author Michael Perry will appear at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter. This event is free and open to the public. Perry, who presented his book "Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time" in March 2006 in St. Peter, will share his latest book, "Truck: A Love Story." Like his former book, he delivers an account of his idiosyncratic life and times in the small Wisconsin town of New Auburn. He writes about how he restored his old pickup truck and, at the same time, fell in love with the woman who became his wife. There will also be a dinner with the author at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 at Whiskey River. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Judy Schultz at the Book Mark (x6017). This event is sponsored by the Book Mark and endorsed by Unity in the Community -- St. Peter Reads.

Faculty Organ Recital Saturday... Chad Winterfeldt (music) will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 in Christ Chapel. Winterfeldt will present the Sonata No. 2, opus 65 by Felix Mendelssohn, Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern by Dietrich Buxtehude, Kairos, a work by contemporary American composer Pamela Decker, Cesar Franck's Choral N. 2 in B minor and Free Fantasia by William Bolcom. The recital is free and open to the public.

Classical String and Piano Trio Recital Sunday... Guest artists Nina Tso-Ning Fan, violin, and David Carter, 'cello, will join pianist Esther Wang (music) for a recital at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Fan is a member of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Carter is professor of music at St. Olaf College. Carter and Wang will open the recital with Beethoven's Sonata in G minor for 'Cello and Piano, Op. 5, No. 2 and the Sonata in D minor for 'Cello and Piano, Op. 109 by French composer Gabriel Faure. Fan will join Carter and Wang to perform Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky's Trio in A minor for Violin, 'Cello and Piano, Op. 50. This recital is free and open to the public.

Author Day with Chuck Logan Wednesday... Gustavus Library Associates will sponsor Author Day with Stillwater writer Chuck Logan at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Edina Country Club in Minneapolis. Logan writes highly literate thriller novels with Minnesota-based plots. His two protagonists, Phil Broker and Nina Pryce, are the kind of brave folks you would want by and on your side in any circumstance, but especially if lives were on the line. And in Logan’s action-packed literary thrillers, they always are. Brunch will be served; cost is $20 per person. Reservations can be made by contacting Dean Wahlund in college relations (x7521) no later than Monday, Oct. 30.

Association Service Award Events Monday... Mary K. Nelson ('61) will receive the 2006 Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Service Award on Monday, Oct. 30. The award recognizes Gustavus alumni who, through a mature understanding of faith, have distinguished themselves in service to others, contributions to their community, and behaviors that work toward a free and peaceful world. Nelson earned this award through her volunteer work with Bethel New Life, a 25-year-old faith-based community development corporation that spearheaded social action programs needed on Chicago's West Side which, in 1979, was in ruins. Bethel New Life has built more than 1,000 affordable home units, developed employment and training programs, and organized family support, schools, day care and senior centers to improve the lives of the people in the predominantly African American neighborhood. The schedule for the day includes:

  • 10 a.m. -- Daily Celebration, where Nelson will give the homily and receive the service award, in Christ Chapel
  • 11:30 a.m. -- lunch and conversation in the Heritage Room
  • 5:30 p.m. -- dinner and dialogue in the St. Peter Room
  • 7 p.m. -- public address in the Heritage Room

To RSVP for meals, contact Marilyn Beyer (x7001 or

Why Read Lecture Wednesday... Mark Edmundson will deliver the 2006-07 Lefler Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 in Alumni Hall. Edmundson, Daniels Family Professor of English at the University of Virginia, is the author of "Why Read?," "Teacher: The One Who Made a Difference," and other books. In his lecture, Edmundson will explore the vital role that reading plays in the making of engaged citizens and will challenge the audience to understand why it is necessary to read. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture. The event, hosted by the Department of English, is free and open to the public.

Talk Shop Nov. 3... Mark Bjelland (geography) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2006-07 academic year. His talk, titled "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Competing Models for the U.K.'s Urban Renaissance," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 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.

"Our Story" Conference Nov. 4... The public is invited to the seventh annual "Our Story" Conference on Saturday, Nov. 4 that will focus on the evolution and future of affirmative action. The schedule of events includes:

  • 9 a.m. -- Registration in the Campus Center
  • 10 a.m. -- Service by Bishop Wayne Felton, senior pastor of In the Word Church, accompanied by the Gustavus Gospel Choir, in Christ Chapel
  • 11 a.m. -- "Whither Affirmative Action: A Meditation on Grutter v. Bollinger," by Harry McKinley Williams, distinguished teaching professor of history and the humanities at Carleton College, in Alumni Hall
  • 12 p.m. -- Lunch in the Evelyn Young Dining Room
  • 1 p.m. -- Workshops (locations will be listed in the conference program):
    • "Encouraging Access: A Holistic Approach to College Admission" by Mark Anderson (admission and student financial assistance)
    • "Who Gets In? An Interactive Affirmative Action Exercise" by Gustavus students Laurie Callaway and Shana Clarke
    • "Affirmative Action: Its Original Purpose and Its Present Use" by Susan Stevens Chambers, lawyer with the Mankato firm of Chesley, Kroon, Chambers, Harvey & Carpenter
    • "What do Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Mean to You?" by Kirk Beyer (human resources)
    • "The Hidden History of Affirmative Action for Whites" by Kate Wittenstein (history)
  • 2:30 p.m. -- Panel discussion in the Board Room
  • 4 p.m. -- Workshops -- repeat of 1 p.m. sessions
  • 5 p.m. -- Dinner in the Heritage Room

This student-led conference is sponsored by the Pan Afrikan Student Organization. There is no cost to attend and this event is open to all. If questions, contact Laurie Callaway ( or 646/330-8233).

Off-campus Events of Interest

Lutefisk and Swedish Meatball Supper Nov. 4... Everyone is welcome to enjoy lutefisk and/or Swedish meatballs at Scandian Grove Lutheran Church's annual supper Saturday, Nov. 4. Meals will be served 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Cost is $13 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and under. Takeout meals are available.

Extraordinary People

The Minnesota Percussion Trio, of which Robert Adney (music) is a member, was featured on KARE-11's (Minneapolis/St. Paul) "News Special" recently. "Making music with everyday items" told of how the trio performs for kids across the Twin Cities metro area, giving 40 to 50 concerts each year, using non-traditional instruments, such as pails, cans, and paper.

David Fienen (music) presented a lecture/presentation Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato as part of the annual Reformation lectures series. Sponsored by the Bethany Music Department, his talk, titled "Jan Bender: A Lutheran Church Musician in a Century of Tumult," focused on the life and music of the Dutch/German/American composer Jan Bender (who was composer-in-residence at Gustavus 1979-81).

Mark Granquist (religion) presented a paper during the Oct. 12-14 biennial meeting of the Lutheran Historical Conference in Columbia, S.C. His paper, titled "In a Region of their Own: Scholarly Refugees from American Lutheranism," examined the lives and careers of two early 20th century scholars, George Stephenson and Vergilius Ferm. At the meeting, Granquist was elected the organization's vice-president.

Horst Ludwig (modern languages, literatures, and cultures/German) read a paper, "The German Spelling Reform Revisited," at the 30th European Studies Conference held Oct. 5-7 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Don Myers (Hillstrom Museum and art and art history) has been appointed to serve on the board of the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, representing Nicollet County.

Eric Vrooman (English) had his short story, "How to Ride Greyhound," selected as a finalist for Minnesota Monthly's Tamarack Award. Click here to read his story that appears in the November issue of the magazine.

Bronwen Wickkiser (classics) gave a lecture, "Medicine, Magic, and Miracles: Healing in Ancient Greece," Monday, Oct. 16 at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind.

Congregational Outreach

Preaching in Congregations... Mark Granquist (religion) will give a sermon, "Religion and Politics in America," Sunday, Oct. 29 at United Lutheran Church in Red Wing. This program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.

Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a retreat Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29 for All Saints Lutheran Church from Minnetonka. The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28 for Christ Lutheran Church from Faribault; and Saturday, Oct. 28 for St. John's and Cross of Peace Lutheran Churches from Shakopee and St. Johns and St. Matthew Lutheran Churches from Morgan.

Funding Opps

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • Academic Research Enhancement Award Grants... The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) grants in an effort to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced training and have not been major recipients of NIH research grant funds. These grants support small-scale research projects in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, either for feasibility studies, pilot studies, or other small-scale programs that would provide data preliminary to a traditional research project grant or as support for an ongoing program of research. Active involvement of undergraduate students in the proposed research is encouraged. A maximum of $150,000 in direct costs, plus facilities and administrative costs per grant, is available. Upcoming deadlines for AREA grants are Feb. 25, June 25, and Oct. 25. Click here for more information.
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or

In the Media

Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • The College's sixth place ranking in Men's Fitness magazine was the subject of the "Our View" column on the Opinions page of The Free Press of Mankato on Oct. 23.
  • Chris Gilbert (political science) was quoted in the Oct. 22 Star Tribune of Minneapolis on "Rail plan sets off debate sparks."
  • John Cha (religion) and Karen Larson (interdisciplinary studies) and students Rachael Flohrs and Laura Gosewisch were quoted in "A long stretch of worries" in the Oct. 22 Star Tribune of Minneapolis concerning the war in Iraq.

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

Telecommunications Updates

The following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2006-07":
  • Raoul Blackman, Safety and Security, x8809, (addition)
  • Wanda Enter, Custodial, x7655 (addition)
  • Raymond Jacobson, Safety and Security, x8809, (addition)
  • Michael Mallen, Custodial, x7655 (addition)
  • Joleen Nickels, Communication Studies and Theatre and Dance, x7353, (addition)
  • Karen Ryan, Career Center, x6056 (delete)
  • Ronald Statham, Custodial, x6162 (addition)
  • Aaron Strand, Custodial, x7655 (addition)
For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or


For Sale: Dorm desks for $2; dorm dressers for $5; and dorm room chairs for $2. Items may be purchased 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Physical Plant Shops, Building E. Click here to view the items.

Tickets for Sale: Two tickets to see Leo Kottke Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Civic Center in Mankato. The seats are in the third row. Tickets are $25 each. If interested, call 933-7545.

For Sale: Three-bedroom, two-bath home with a deck on a quiet cul-de-sac. Gas fireplace in lower level family room, lots of storage, spacious two-car plus heated garage, all appliances plus lawn mower, snowblower, etc. Contact Robert (x7530 or

For Rent: New four-bedroom, two and one-half-bath town home close to campus. Large living room, kitchen with island, dining area; master bedroom and three additional bedrooms located upstairs. Rooms are carpeted with exception of kitchen, bathrooms, and entry way. Spacious two-car plus garage is located across from front door. Rent is $1,200 per month; rent does not include utilities or heat. No pets allowed. Call 952/881-1198 (ask for Barb or Bob) to see the property or if questions.

Calendar of Events

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.

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