The Yellow Sheet for February 22, 2007
Volume 39, Number 20
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News & AnnouncementsWelcoming Reception for Rydell Professor on Wednesday... Theoretical physicist Sylvester James Gates Jr., a string theory expert from the University of Maryland, is this year's Drs. Robert E. and Susan T. Rydell Professor at Gustavus Adolphus College. He is co-teaching a general education physics course this spring with Steve Mellema (physics) on "Super String/M-Theory: The DNA of Reality?" A welcoming reception in Alumni Hall is scheduled following the faculty meeting on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 28. Gates was one of the popular featured speakers at the 2005 Nobel Conference on the legacy of Einstein. Take the opportunity to welcome Gates back to the campus. RSVP to Shanon Nowell by Monday, Feb. 26.
Safe Zone Training... The campus community is invited to Safe Zone Training 2007. There are two sessions from which to choose: Thursday, March 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m., or Tuesday, March 13, 7-9 pm. Both sessions are in the St. Peter Room, Jackson Campus Center. Safe Zone is a program that helps build a supportive campus climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, as well as those in the process of defining their sexuality or gender identity. Training is prepared and put on by Gustavus Queers and Allies. Participants may choose to display a Safe Zone sticker in their office following the training, but it is not required.
Guest House Reservation Reminder... The College Guest House reservations and key distribution are now being handled by Marilyn Beyer in the Church Relations Office. All reservation requests and key pickups should be arranged by contacting Marilyn at x7001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Evening Chapel Worship... The Office of the Chaplains offers a Taize Contemplative Worship service on Wednesdays during the season of Lent starting at 9 p.m. in the Chapel All are welcome!
Why Didn't Duke Ellington Win The Pulitzer Prize?... Phil Bryant (English) shares his interest and views of the famous composer during a Continuing Education program on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Interpretive Center ($8 - general public; free - Gustavus students/employees). During his lifetime Duke Ellington was this country's most popular, important, and revered composer. His achievements were never formally recognized or seriously acknowledged by his native country's musical establishment. This attitude has changed, and currently Ellington and his music have taken their rightful place along with other great masters of 20th-century music. The evening will be a meditation on Ellington's music, art, and the tenuous yet seminal relationship to American culture.
Faculty Shop Talk... Elizabeth Jenner (sociology) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2006-07 academic year. Her talk, titled "More Than Words: Goffman's Gender Advertisements and the Social Tableaux of Nursing Images," will be presented on Friday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed at http://gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks/.
Building Bridges... The College's 12th annual "Building Bridges" Conference will be held on March 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The theme of this year's student-organized diversity conference is "Find Your Voice: Putting Awareness into Action," emphasizing the power of individual voices in effecting change. The keynote speaker is Lisa Ling, special correspondent for the Oprah Winfrey Show, host of the award-winning documentary series Explorer on the National Geographic Channel, and contributor to the Oxygen Network, who is scheduled to speak at noon . Workshops and two performances by the "I Am . . . We Are" troupe fill out the schedule. For more information, access the "Building Bridges" website.
Sign Up Now for CVR Summer Workshop... The Center for Vocational Reflection is pleased to announce that this summer's biennial staff/faculty workshop will revisit the very successful theme and format of the 2005 workshop, "Mentoring and Advising for Vocation: Gustavus as a Mentoring Community." Renowned educator and scholar Sharon Parks, author of Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith and co-author of Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World, will return as special guest facilitator for the 2007 workshop, which is scheduled for Monday, June 11, through Wednesday, June 13. In addition to providing time, space, and resources for participants to consider their own sense of vocation, the workshop will focus on how to better challenge, guide, and support students in their ongoing life-journeys. In order to help foster conversation among a wide range of Gustavus employees whose work with students includes a significant mentoring and advising component, and to help reinvigorate the ongoing campus conversation on "Gustavus as a mentoring community," all faculty, staff, administrators, and coaches are welcome to apply. A maximum of 40 applicants will be selected to participate. A limited number of up to 15 stipends of $300 each will be available to those who indicate that they would not otherwise be able to participate. If you would like to participate but are willing to do so without the stipend, please indicate that on the application. (Applications are available in the CVR, or on the CVR website: gustavus.edu/vocation). Completed applications are due to the Center for Vocational Reflection by Thursday, March 15, 2007. A faculty/staff planning committee will select this year's participants, who will be notified of their acceptance by Friday, March 30. Please contact Chris Johnson (phone x7159, or e-mail cjohnso5) or Amy Pehrson (phone x7169 or e-mail apehrson) in the CVR with questions.
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.
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.
Daffodil Days... The Community Service Center is partnering with Daffodil Days in St. Peter, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Sales begin at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 5, and run through Friday, March 9. Stop by the Community Service Center in Johnson Student Union to purchase a bunch of daffodils ($8.00), a vase of daffodils ($10.00), or a bunch and a Boyd's stuffed bear ($25.00). Usher in spring, and give to a good cause!
Wheelchair Basketball Benefit... The Gustavus Community Service Center is partnering with the St. Peter Kiwanis Club and the Southwest State Rolling Mustangs to bring a wheelchair basketball benefit game to Lund Center. Join the Mustangs on Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m., as they take on Gustavus men's and women's teams, St. Peter High School girls and boys teams, Noon Ball players, and Community League players. Tickets, available at the door, are $6/adults and $3/students. Proceeds will be split between Kiwanis Youth Programs and the Rolling Mustangs team.
Extraordinary PeopleAndy Vaughn (religion) presented an invited lecture for the Hebrew Bible Colloquium at Duke University on February 8. The lecture was titled "The Success of Hezekiah: A New Look at Hezekiah's 'Success' following Sennacherib's Campaign in 701 BCE."
Steve Wright (music) was a guest jazz director, clinician, and soloist at the Osceola County School for the Arts (Kissimmee, Fla.) for three days in January. While there, he worked with the students from the OCSA jazz ensembles and directed an all-district 11-12 jazz ensemble. On the final day, the district high school groups and the all-district bands performed at a jazz festival in Disney World. Wright was also a clinician/soloist at the annual Sun Prairie High School (WI) Jazz Festival on February 17, 2007. The festival is a non-competitive, educational event, with ten bands and ten clinicians participating. At the evening concert, the clinicians solo with one of the bands, perform a set together as a group, and then join the host ensemble for a finale.
Student Visits... The Office of Church Relations will host a student visit for Christ Lutheran Church from Faribault, Minn., on Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24.
Music in Worship... Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Marilyn Beyer (x7001).
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