The Yellow Sheet for Feb. 15, 2007
Volume 39, Number 19
Volume 39, Number 19
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Change in Guest House Administration... The College Guest House reservations and key distribution now will be handled by Marilyn Beyer in the Church Relations Office. Effective Friday, Feb. 16, all reservation requests and key pickup should be arranged by contacting Marilyn at x7001 or email@example.com.
College Fact Book Is Online... The 2006-07 Fact Book is now available on-line at: http://gustavus.edu/instresearch/data/GAC_Fact.xls.
No Mail on Presidents' Day... There will be no outgoing mail on Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, in observance of Presidents' Day. FedEx and UPS will have provide regular service.
Guild of St. Lucia Seeking Nominations... The Guild of St. Lucia is seeking nominations of current junior women to be selected for this honor society. The Guild of St. Lucia was established in 1958 to honor women who have achieved academic success, displayed leadership qualities, and provided service to the College. Fifteen juniors are elected each year. Please submit names to Guild co-advisor Barb Larson Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Day... On Monday, Feb. 19, the Admission Office will be hosting Senior Day. Between 125 and 150 students along with their parents will be visiting campus to take another look at Gustavus before making their final college choice. We have arranged for them to sit in on classes, attend special interest sessions, tour residence halls, and have lunch in the Campus Center Banquet Room with faculty and other members of the Gustavus community. In order for our guests to experience what it is like to be a Gustavus student, most of them will be finding their own way around campus. The visitors will have a campus map, schedule of events, and detailed information about the location of classes and sessions, but if you see them looking lost, please help them with directions. Thank you in advance for your assistance and kindness.
Strategic Directions Feedback... The College community is encouraged to provide feedback regarding the strategic directions document recently posted on the College's website. To facilitate responses, a special e-mail alias has been set up at email@example.com.
Deadline for Promotion Support Letters... Letters written on behalf of members of the faculty currently being considered for promotion to full professor are due in the Deans' Office by Monday, February 19, at 4 p.m. The candidates are Colleen Jacks (biology), Peg O'Connor (women's studies); Carolyn O'Grady (education); and Debra Pitton (education). As a reminder, tenured faculty members in a candidate's department are expected to submit letters.
Curriculum Committee Reminder... The Curriculum Committee reminds faculty of these important deadlines for course proposals:
All proposals should be submitted to Mark Braun, Deans' Office.
New Chapel Hymnals... On Friday, Feb. 16, a blessing and dedication of the new ELW (Evangelical Lutheran Worship) hymnal will take place in Christ Chapel. This hymnal will replace the Lutheran Book of Worship (LBW; the "green hymnal"), With One Voice, and the Hymnal Supplement 1991. Because this is a nationwide church shift, the old hymnal is obselete and therefore can't be donated to an area congregation. The old hymnals will be recycled, but before doing so, community members are invited to take copies of them for their personal use. The hymnals are available for the taking from Feb. 16 through 19. The LBW can be found on the window ledges of the chapel, and the With One Voice and Hymnal Supplement may be removed from the pews.
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:
Lakota Artist to Speak on Campus... Francis Yellow will present a lecture, "Art as Lifeway," on Monday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in the FAA Lecture Hall. Yellow is a Lakota artist from Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota who is now based in Minneapolis. Yellow draws upon both his mainstream education and his Lakota heritage. His artwork, which is known nationwide, incorporates humor even as it addresses difficult subjects. Upon recommendation of the fall semester art history seminar, Yellow is being considered for a commission to create an original artwork for Christ Chapel.
Alumna to Present Documentaries, Lecture... The Women’s Studies Program is sponsoring two events featuring Sara Puotinen, a 1996 alumna who holds a Ph.D. in women’s studies from Emory University. She will be showing two short documentaries she made about her family’s farm in Michigan on Monday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in Olin 103. There will be discussion after the films.
Hip Hop Night... Saturday, Feb. 17, is a night to appreciate the soul of hip hop. Rapper Sims and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. will perform in Alumni Hall beginning at 8 p.m. The scene then shifts to the Dive, where you can dance the night away.
Lunar New Year... Gustavus Adolphus College's International Cultures Club (ICC) will host a Lunar New Year Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in Alumni Hall marking the beginning of the year of the Fire Pig. The event will include speeches, music, performances, costumes, food, and cultural displays.
Fireside Chat... The Linnaeus Arboretum will be holding another Fireside Chat on Friday, Feb. 16. As part of the Linnaeus@300 observance at Gustavus this spring, Roland Thorstensson will explore the many faces of the pioneering botanist in a presentation titled "Would the Real Linnaeus Please Stand Up." The chat lasts 20-30 minutes and will be presented twice, at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., in the Interpretive Center. Sandwiches, chips, fruit, and pop will be available for purchase, or participants may bring their own lunches.
February Warmer... Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum will host a February Warmer on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 11:30 a.m. in the Jackson Campus Center Banquet Rooms. Join the "Friends" for a soup, breads, and dessert buffet and a presentation on "The Last Ice Age in Minnesota: Stories from the Dirt and Lakes, and Perspectives on Global Climates of the Past and Present" by assistant professor of geology Ben Laabs. His talk will describe geologic evidence of the last ice age in Minnesota and provide insight on climates of the geologic past and why they indicate that Earth's present climate is warming up at an alarming rate. Call the Office of Marketing and Communication/Special Events at x7520 no later than Friday, Feb. 16, for reservations. The cost of the buffet is $8.00.
St. David's Day... Friday, March 2 marks the 34th annual St. David's Day celebration at Gustavus Adolphus College. Honoring the patron saint of Wales, the event begins with a 20-minute hymn sing at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel and continues with a 10:30 a.m. "Welsh Cakes etc." reception in Alumni Hall. At 11 a.m. Mark Bjelland (geography) will speak on "Wales 2007" in Alumni Hall. (During the 2004-05 academic year, Bjelland lived in Cardiff, Wales, while he was a Fulbright Scholar.) The final event of the 2007 St. David's observance is a "Welsh Luncheon" in the Jackson Center Banquet Rooms. The cost for the luncheon and the reception is $14.25. Reservations should be made with the Office of Marketing and Communication, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W. College Ave., St. Peter, MN 56082-1498. For more information, call 507-933-7520 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment should be made payable to Gustavus Adolphus College. The reservations deadline is Monday, Feb. 26.
Double Your Money AND Help Fight Breast Cancer!... Purchase a $5 Herberger’s Community Day coupon book and receive $10 off any purchase, plus eight additional store coupons! All proceeds will go towards the Breast Cancer 3Day walk, to be held in August 2007. Coupon books can be purchased for $5 from Joyce Aarsvold. Requests can be made via e-mail (email@example.com) or by phone (933-7044). Community Day is Saturday, March 3.
Business After Hours... Faculty and staff are invited to the St. Peter Chamber Diplomats' February installment of "Business After Hours," to be held on Feb. 20 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Daniels Health Center on the north edge of St. Peter. Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available as well as tours of the clinic and an opportunity to meet and greet the healthcare providers.
Augustana Choir at First Lutheran... The Augustana Choir, a 68-voice collegiate choir from Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., will perform in concert at First Lutheran Church, 1114 W. Traverse Rd., in St. Peter on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the church’s nave. Directed by Dr. Jon Hurty, the choir will perform a concert of sacred and secular music, including classical, folk, and spiritual arrangements. St. Peter is one of the stops on the choir’s spring tour of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The concert is open to the public, free of charge. Call Chad Winterfeldt at 507-934-3060 for more information.
Breakfast Fundraiser for SPHS Graduation Party... The 21st annual St. Peter High School All Night Graduation Party Pancake and Sausage Breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, from 8 a.m.to noon at the St. Peter American Legion. Tickets are $5.00 for Adults, $4.00 for students 6-11 years of age, and under 6 years free. All proceeds help sponsor the St. Peter High School All Night Graduation Party. The event is sponsored by the St. Peter Masons, Nicollet Lodge #54.
Michael Klimesh (economics and management) accumulated a page of notes relating to his "summer to remember" in 2006 before submitting to the YS. On June 3, he realized a dream in connecting an accomplished organist with the historic 1876 organ in his hometown church, St. Wenceslas in Spillville, Iowa, the oldest (1860) Czech Catholic Church in America. a few days later, he embarked on an 11-week trip to the Czech Republic. On June 19 the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic awarded him the Artis Bohemiae Amicus (Friend of Bohemian Art) ". . . on behalf of his efforts promoting the good name of Bohemian culture." On June 20-21, Klimesh attended a colloquium in Prague sponsored by the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic and the International Dvorak Society, where he presented a paper on "Early Northeast Iowa Czechs Connected to the Present." From June 25 to 30 he attended the International Congress of the Chechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in Ceske Buidejovice, Southern bohemia, where he presented two papers--"The Most Historic Czech Village in America" and "Origins and Numbers of Buelah Falls-Watson (Iowa) Czech Settlers." Back home in the fall, he learned that an audio production about Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, for which he had participated in on-site production and interviews, had won the "Radio Music - Work on Music" category award at the prestigious 58th Prix Italia in Venic, Italy. Finally , Klimesh received word that he is credited generously (in the same paragraph as Peter Drucker) in a new book, Integrated Sales Process Management, by Michael Lodata.
Retreats... The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church from Apple Valley, Minn., on Sunday, Feb. 18, and Monday, Feb. 19. They will also host a retreat for Bethel Lutheran Church from Hudson, Wis., on Sunday, Feb. 18, and Monday, Feb. 19.
Music in Worship... Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Marilyn Beyer (x7001).
Anyone who has suggested additions for this list, suggestions for potential future media stories, or interest in being a media source should contact Marketing and Communication (x7520 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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For Sale: Small ,dark pine desk with one drawer, and pine night stand with natural wood top and green legs, also has one drawer. Call Gretchen at 934-5441 for more information.
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