The Yellow Sheet for January 18, 2007

January 18, 2007 | Volume 39, Number 16

Volume 39, Number 16

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News & Announcements

Employee Enhancement Days Events Announced... Three special events have been scheduled for 2007 Employee Enhancement Days on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1:

  • Nine-Shift - Plan on attending the ninety-minute presentation "Nine Shift: Work, Life and Education in the 21st Century" at either 8:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 in Alumni Hall. "Nine Shift " is a fascinating exploration of the uncanny parallels between today and 100 years ago, examining the changes that took place during the first two decades of the 20th century and what we're experiencing in this first decade of the 21st.

    During this intriguing presentation, author William Draves will help us discover each of the nine major shifts currently taking place and will uncover the implications of each for business and our individual work, life, and education. Draves is co-author with Julie Coates of the book Nine Shift and president of the Learning Resources Network (LERN), an international education association with over 5,000 members in 20 countries. He is one of the most quoted experts on lifelong learning and online learning by the nation's media, having been interviewed by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, NBC Nightly News, and others.

    A complimentary copy of the book Nine Shift will be provided to participants desiring a copy (while supply lasts).

  • CPR Certification - As a part of Employee Enhancement Days, CPR certification and recertification courses will be offered to employees. The initial certification course will be taught at 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The recertification course will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1. Both sessions will be held in Lund Center Room 209. Pre-registration is required because class size is limited. Please contact Nadine Haukoos at x7304 to register.

  • Lunch & Learn - Whether you are a seasoned walker or starting a walking program for the first time, this Lunch & Learn is for you. On Thursday, Feb. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Gustavus Banquet Room, Kari Eckheart, Gustavus Health Promotion (GHP) coordinator, will be talking about the benefits of walking, how to begin or enhance your walking program, and finally introducing the NEW program offered by GHP in the Spring titled "Walk Your Socks Off!" Cost is $5.00 (you can bring your money on Feb. 1). For more information , or to register for the Lunch & Learn, please contact Kari Eckheart at x6416 or

YS Publication Reminder... The Yellow Sheet will be published on Thursday, Jan. 25, but not on Feb. 1 (during Reading and Touring Week). Those wanting announcements for events occuring between Jan. 26 and Feb. 9 to be included in The Yellow Sheet should send those announcements by Jan. 23. The first issue of the Spring 2007 semester will be posted on Thursday, Feb. 8

Health Screening 2007... All employees, retirees, and spouses are invited to participate in the 2007 Health Screening free of charge. The dates are Jan. 29-Feb. 2, and Feb. 5-9, 2007. Five-minute time increment appointments will be available during these dates between 6:30 and 8:25 a.m. Thirty minutes of release time will be allowed for employees to participate in the screening. To sign up for a time, call the Human Resource Office at x7304.

Robotics Tournament... The public is invited to attend a robotics tournament at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25 in the Wallenberg Auditorium in the Nobel Hall of Science. The tournament is part of a "Robotics Workshop" course taught by Tom Huber, associate professor of physics. Enrolled students work in teams to design, build, and program robots. After constructing their robots out of Legos, students make them operable by interfacing sensors and actuators to on-board computers and then write programs that will control the robots in the upcoming tournament. During the tournament, students showcase their robots in head-to-head competition. The main event will be a "Lego Sumo Competition," in which paired robots aim to push each other out of a three-foot diameter ring. The "Robotics Workshop" is part of Gustavus' January Term.


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:

  • Jan. 19 -- Chaplain Brian Johnson, John 1:1-5 (note change from original schedule)
  • Jan. 21 -- Epiphany 3, Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Jan. 22 -- The Rev. Amy Bur, Mark 5:24b-34
  • Jan. 23 -- Bishop Wayne Felton, Isaiah 50:4-5
  • Jan. 24 -- Morning Praise, Psalm 19:1-10, 14
  • Jan. 25 -- Conversion of Paul, Sara Wilhelm, Mark 7:31-37
    Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Ends
  • Jan. 26 -- Timothy, Titus, and Silas Day, Patti Kelly, 2 Timothy 1:3-8


Augustana Choir to Perform, Homestay Hosts Needed... The Augustana College Choir from Rock Island, Ill., will perform at First Lutheran Church on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Please mark your calendar for a fine choral event by this group representing one of our ELCA colleges. Overnight hosts for this 65-member choir are needed for Sunday evening. If you are able to provide a comfortable place for a pair of college students to sleep, please contact Chad Winterfeldt, director of music at First, at 934-3060 or Your help is greatly appreciated!


Andy Vaughn (religion) participated in an international conference Jan. 16-18 in Jerusalem on ancient Hebrew inscriptions that may be forgeries. The conference is fully funded by the Biblical Archaeology Society in Washington, D.C.

Steve Mellema and Chuck Niederriter (physics) attended the joint meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Jan. 6-10 in Seattle, Wash. Chuck served as Minnesota AAPT Section Representative and chaired a session on Introductory Physics Curriculum. Two physics students, Jared Sieling ('08) and Danielle Berg ('08), also attended the meeting. Sieling made an oral presentation titled "Energy Storage Systems as a Complement to Wind Power," which was co-authored by Berg and Niederriter.

Bronwen Wickkiser (classics) presented a paper titled "Asklepios in Greek and Roman Corinth" at Corinth in Context: Comparative Perspectives on Religion and Society, an international conference held Jan. 9-12 in Austin, Texas.

Horst Ludwig's (modern foreign languages) essay "Haiku im Haiku" has been re-published in the Winter 2006/2007 issue of Haiku-heute, an issue dealing to a high degree with Matsuo Bashô.


The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
    New Administrators
    Kari Clark, Institutional Advancement
    Anthony Pasiak, Institutional Advancement

    New Support Staff
    Peter Hiniker, International Education
    Christopher Parker, Dining Service


  • User Services Coordinator/Macintosh, GTS
For more information on the aforementioned position, call human resources (x7304).


Retreats... On Friday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan. 20, the Office of Church Relations will host confirmation retreats for Healing Waters Parish from Cottonwood, MN, and for Grace Lutheran Church from Bloomington, MN. Church Relations will also host a confirmation retreat for Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church from Edina, MN, on Saturday, Jan. 20, and Sunday, Jan. 21. From Friday, Jan. 19, to Sunday, Jan. 21, Church Relations will host Peace Lutheran Church from Inver Grove Heights, MN.

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


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Fellowships... As part of the National Endowment for the Humanities' (NEH) new digital humanities initiative described in the last two Yellow Sheets, the NEH invites proposals for fellowships in the humanities. These fellowships are intended to support individuals pursuing advanced research or other projects in the humanities that employ digital technology or that will produce digital products (e.g. electronic publications, digital archives or databases). Additional funds are also available to cover project costs, such as access to tools and personnel for digital production, the acquisition of hardware or software, payment of consultants and technical experts, and purchase of access to digital collections. One of the major goals of the Digital Humanities Fellowships is to encourage fellows to visit digital humanities centers or disciplinary or interdisciplinary research centers where they will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with scholars in computing and other technical fields. The application deadline is May 1. Application guidelines with additional details for this program will be available in early 2007. Go to for more information.
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • Terry Morrow (communication studies) was featured in the final installment of a three-part series on new area legislators appearing in the Mankato Free Press on Jan. 2.
  • The College's 2007 Interim Experience was the subject of a Mankato Free Press article on Jan. 7 that focused on the "Leading from Within" lecture series scheduled for nearly every Tuesday and Thursday evening during January.
  • Mary Booker (financial assistance) was profiled on the front page of the Valley section of the Mankato Free Press on Thursday, Jan. 18, as she assumes her new responsibilities as director of student financial assistance.
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


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Book Mark will have extended store hours for Christmas in Christ Chapel weekend.
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
Men's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
Winter Gear Drive
Women's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Gustie Day Campus Center
noon to 2:15 p.m. Holiday Buffet during Christmas in Christ Chapel Rooms in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Macalester Peter, Minn.
16 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Women's Hockey at Saint Mary's, Minn.
2:304:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2022: Celestial Wonder, Joy Unfolding Chapel

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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