The Yellow Sheet for Nov. 2, 2006
November 2, 2006 | Volume 39, Number 9
Volume 39, Number 9
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Financial Counseling Sessions Dec. 6-7... A TIAA-CREF consultant will be on campus Wednesday, Dec. 6 and Thursday, Dec. 7 for personal financial counseling sessions. To schedule a counseling session, sign up on the TIAA-CREF website or call 800-877-6602.
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... 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.
Tonic Sol-fa Concert Saturday... One of the Midwest's most sought-after a capella groups, Tonic Sol-fa, will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. This Twin Cities group has been entertaining audiences throughout the Midwest for the past 11 years and has established itself not only as the most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest, but also as one of the most successful independent acts in America. They have appeared on the "Today Show" and Garrison Keillor's "Prairie Home Companion." In addition to substantial CD sales of its own independent releases (one million copies sold), the group has toured extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Tickets are available by calling the SAO ticket center (x7590). Cost is $15 for adults and $12 for students, Gustavus faculty and staff, and senior citizens. Tickets not reserved before Saturday will be on sale in the recital hall lobby one hour prior to show time.
Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras to Perform Sunday... The Gustavus Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras, under the direction of Warren Friesen, will perform their fall concert at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. This performance is free and open to the public.
Lecture on Bonhoeffer's Legacy Tuesday... Victoria Barnett will give a lecture on "Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Legacy in a Post-Holocaust World" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 in the Heritage Room. Barnett is staff director of church relations at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and a general editor of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's complete works and the English translation series of these works. She is author of "For the Soul of the People: Protestant Protest Against Hitler" and "Bystanders: Conscience and Complicity during the Holocaust," and the editor/translator of Wolfgang Gerlach's "And the Witnesses were Silent: the Confessing Church and the Jews" and "Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Biography." The lecture is sponsored by the Drell and Adeline Bernhardson Chair in Lutheran Studies, the FTS program, and the Departments of History and Religion.
Cancer Support Meeting Wednesday... The campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in Linner Lounge. Bring a lunch and join the conversation.
Chill Out and Wellness Fair Nov. 9... The sixth annual Gustie Chill Out and Wellness Fair is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 in the banquet rooms in the Campus Center. The Chill Out, a campus-wide event for students, faculty, and staff, is intended to promote wellness, stress management, education, and health. Live music, free chair massages, reiki, yoga, education on personal health, fitness, wellness topics, and confidential screening for anxiety and depression will be available. Contact Steve Bennett (x7539 or firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Counseling Center for more information.
"An Experiment With An Air Pump" Nov. 9-12... "An Experiment With An Air Pump" opens the 75th anniversary season of theatre at Gustavus with performances Nov. 9-12 in Anderson Theatre. Directed by Rob Gardner, "An Experiment With An Air Pump" confronts essential, moral and ethical questions in the development of understanding of the human race in situations which, although similar, are separated by 200 years. The play is set in 1799 and 1999 and moves between those two periods in the same house in England. The players are scientists, their families and their friends, all of whom are confronted by the critical issues of their day which threaten or promise to change the future. The issues concern those changes and the scientific advances that accompany them, whether they be for the greater good or for evil. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 9-11 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. Tickets are available by calling the SAO ticket center (x7590). Tickets remaining on the day of the performance will be on sale at the Anderson Theatre box office one hour prior to show time.
International Festival Nov. 10... Experience many cultures at this year's International Festival from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 in Alumni Hall. There will be food, country displays, music, dancing, and a fashion show. This event is sponsored by the International Cultures Club and is free and open to the public.
Autumn Warmer Nov. 12... The Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum invites everyone to its annual Autumn Warmer and 2007 Membership Kick-off at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center. Events start with a dessert reception, followed by a multimedia presentation by Chuck Niederriter (physics), titled "Will the Gustie Wind Ever Turn into Electricity at Gustavus?" and the Friends' annual meeting. This event is free and open to the public.
Off-campus Events of InterestLutefisk and Swedish Meatball Supper Saturday... 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.
Mozart Recital Sunday... Helen and Paul Baumgartner (emeriti professors of music) will present a four-hand all-Mozart program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 in Trinity Chapel at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. This event is part of the Bethany concert series and there will be a charge.
Fun Run Nov. 11... Everyone is invited to participate in the Thrivent Habitat 5/10 K Run/Walk beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. The event begins at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter. The proceeds will be donated to the St. Peter Habitat for Humanity. For registration and information, contact Cynthia Porter at the St. Peter Thrivent office (934-5304). All participants will receive a race stocking cap.
Holiday Fare Nov. 11... The Arts Center of Saint Peter's annual Holiday Fare will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Senior Center in the St. Peter Community Center. The event will include an artisans' sale featuring 26 local artists, a lefse and bake sale, and a coffee shop. Purchase unique gifts for the holidays and start holiday baking preparations the easy way.
Deep Valley Book Festival Nov. 11... The third annual Deep Valley Book Festival, a celebration of authors, books, and reading, will take place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Midwest Wireless Civic Center in Mankato. This event promotes Minnesota authors and illustrators, and visitors will be able to meet with authors for conversation and book signings. There will be various programs and events, including "An Evening with Lorna Landvik" at 7 p.m. Landvik, an actor and comedian who has written and produced plays in which she also performs, is the author of "Patty Jane's House of Curl," "Your Oasis on Flame Lake," "The Tall Pine Polka," "Welcome to the Great Mysterious," "Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons," and "Oh My Stars." There is no admission charge for the festival, but tickets are required for the Lorna Landvik presentation. Tickets may be purchased for $15 at the door or ordered in advance for $10. For tickets, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and check to Deep Valley Book Festival: Tickets, P.O. Box 94, Mankato 56002-0094. This is an event for the entire family; however, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Julie (email@example.com).
Gustavus Grad to Perform Nov. 12... Brother Mule, a band consisting of Brian Wicklund (fiddle/mandolin), Ben Winship (lead vocals, mandolin), and Eric Thorin (bass), will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Eagles Club (708 N. Riverfront Dr. in Mankato). Wicklund is a St. Peter native and a 1987 Gustavus graduate. The band won an Indie Music Award for their "Big Twang" CD in 2005. The group's motto, "Playing the music of yesterday and today like there's no tomorrow," fits their mix of original and traditional tunes. Cost is $15 for the general public and $12 for The Bothy Folk Club members.
Mark Granquist (religion) will chair a session at the annual meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature to be held Nov. 18-21 in Washington, D.C.
Darrell Jodock (religion) was one of three Americans invited to give a paper at an international conference, "After 100 Years: Modernism and Anti-Modernism in the Catholic Church," which met Oct. 25-28 in northern Italy. Scholars were invited from Germany, Italy, and France, as well as the United States. The purpose of gathering was to enable those doing research in one country to hear from scholars engaged in similar projects in another country, thereby overcoming the isolation caused, at least in part, by language barriers. Jodock reported on the work done between 1976 and 1999 by the Roman Catholic Modernism Group of the American Academy of Religion. Also, Jodock was re-elected vice-chair and a member of the executive committee of the Board of the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research at its annual meeting held Oct. 19-20. He was also appointed chair of the board's development committee and interim chair of its finance committee. Jodock has served on the board since 1999.
John Lammert (biology) is the author of "Techniques in Microbiology: A Student Handbook," published and released recently by Prentice-Hall/Pearson.
Don Myers (art and art history and Hillstrom Museum) and Lois Peterson (art and art history) had a feature article published in the November issue of Ceramics Monthly. The article, "Clay Bodies by Students Bodies," discusses the exhibition program of the same title that Peterson started in 1998 for college students in the Midwest. Ceramics Monthly has an international readership and is a leading magazine in the field of the ceramic arts.
Scott Newstock (English) gave a lecture, "'Here Lies': The English Renaissance Epitaph Beyond the Gravestone," Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Yale University's Whitney Humanities Center.
Lois Peterson (art and art history) had an opening of her ceramic work Friday, Oct. 27 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The exhibition, titled "Nature Calls," will be on display through Wednesday, Nov. 22. Peterson's work was also featured in an exhibition of Minnesota college art faculty held in October at Concordia College in Moorhead.
Don Scheese (English) presented a paper, "The Presence of the Prehistoric in Literature About Bandelier National Monument," at the Western Literature Association meeting held Oct. 25-28 in Boise, Idaho. The paper was drawn from a chapter in Scheese's current book project, "The Allure of the Anasazi: Representations of Ancestral Puebloans in Art & Literature."
Paul Turpin (communication studies) has won the American Society for the History of Rhetoric's 2006 dissertation award for his doctoral dissertation, "Liberal Political Economy and Justice: Character and Decorum in the Economic Arguments of Adam Smith and Milton Friedman."
New FacesThe following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
New Support Staff
Congregational OutreachPartners in Education presenters scheduled include:
Partners in Education is a program coordinated by the Office of Church Relations in which participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentations for adult forums, workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.
Funding OppsThe Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tickets For Sale: Two third-row tickets to see Leo Kottke Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Civic Center in Mankato. Tickets are $25 each. If interested, call 933-7545.
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