The Yellow Sheet for April 12, 2007
April 12, 2007 | Volume 39, Number 26
Volume 39, Number 26
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News & AnnouncementsScience on Saturday... Children in grades 1-6 are invited to attend "Science on Saturday" on April 14, 2007, in the Nobel Hall of Science. Gustavus students from the chemistry, physics, geology, and biology clubs will lead a variety of science demonstrations and experiments. Children will have the opportunity to participate in experiments, learn science fundamentals, and have a fun time. Parents are welcome to stay for the event. The event is free, but registration is required. Check to see if space is still available by contacting Max Leither (firstname.lastname@example.org) and providing your student's name, grade, school, and an emergency contact number. Any questions may be directed to Max or the Gustavus chemistry office at 507-933-7320.
Web Advisor Online Features... You may now view your payroll information on the Gustavus Adolphus website; sign on to Web Advisor - Employees - View Pay Information. You may also review your Employee Book Mark and Dining Service charges on the Gustavus website; sign on to Web Advisor - Employees - Employee Account Summary. If you do not know your Web Advisor password, click on Web Advisor - I forgot my PIN and reset it. Your password will be e-mailed back to you. E-mail or call Barb Lundgren (email@example.com or x7505) and begin to view and print your pay information online one day prior to the actual payday. (If you select this online option, you will not receive a paper copy of your direct deposit notification on payday.)
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:
India Ink... Come hear journal entries read by the latest group of Gustavus and Concordia College students to study in India at this year's India Ink presentation, Sunday, April 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Indian refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by the Office of International Education
Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Speakers Available for Class Visits... "Stories of Loss, Hope, and the Power of Nonviolent Activism," the Spring 2007 MLK lecture, will feature three special guests from September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. The three speakers--Andrea LeBlanc, Talat Hamdani, and Bruce Wallace--all lost loved ones on September 11 and have chosen to reject a militaristic response to the terrorist attacks. The lecture will take place in Alumni Hall on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. LeBlanc, Hamdani, and Wallace are also available to speak in classes throughout the day on Monday. Each guest has unique expertise to offer, including peace work in Japan, experience as an immigrant Muslim American, and work with teachers and students internationally. Please contact Mimi Gerstbauer if you are interested in this opportunity. The MLK lecture is sponsored by Peace Studies.
Ever Wonder What It Was Like to Hear Homer Perform His Great Epics?... Homeric rhapsode Mark Miner is coming to Gustavus as part of a 10-state tour. A Homeric bard of considerable reputation (he has seven CDs to his credit), Miner will perform Book 1 of Homer's Iliad at Gustavus. Come and hear this excellent singer, whom the Muse loves dearly (Ody. 8.62-3), perform on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in Confer 127. For further details, contact Eric Dugdale (x7161).
Join 'Bob the Birdman' for a Bird Walk in the Arboretum... "Birding in Linnaeus Arboretum" is a Continuing Education program offered by Bob Dunlap, a senior Gustavus Adolphus College student, on Saturday, April 21, 7:30 a.m. Mid-to-late April is an exciting time for birding in Minnesota. Learn how to identify birds not only by sight, but by sound as well. During spring migration, every new day brings a surprise in the arboretum. Bring binoculars if possible, as only a limited supply is available. Enrollment is limited to 20. ($8.00-public; free-Gustavus students/employees)
Vesak on April 22... Vesak is the celebration of the Buddha's birth, death, and enlightenment. The celebration, on Sunday, April 22, includes meditation sessions; a Sri Lankan lunch; prayers and blessings from Sri Lankan, Cambodian, and Tibetan traditions; a documentary depicting the Buddha's life story; and an interfaith discussion between Chaplain Brian Johnson, John Cha (religion), and Buddhist monk Bhante Sathi. The discussion will focus on similarities between the Buddha and Jesus.
Financial Counseling Sessions April 24 & 25... A TIAA-CREF consultant will be on campus Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25, for personal financial counseling sessions. To schedule a counseling session, sign up on the TIAA-CREF website or call 800-877-6602.
Off-campus Events of Interest"Travels of Carl Linnaeus" Exhibition Opens April 12... Last summer Anders Bjorling, photographer, and Roland Thorstensson (Scandinavian studies), writer, traveled together in Sweden, retracing the 18th century travels of Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus. This exciting project brought Anders and Roland to the southern provinces of Sweden, as well as to Lappland and the fjords of Norway, far north of the Arctic Circle. They reached the top of Vallevarre mountain, where Linnaeus observed alpine flora for the first time. They navigated a small boat across a Norwegian fjord in order to reach Linneaus' most western destination. Lappland was a real adventure with beautiful flora and a herd of wild reindeer. The result of this venture is an exhibition of Anders' stunning photographs, accompanied by Roland's writing relating them to Linnaeus' travels through these beautiful parts of Sweden and Norway. The exhibition runs from April 12 through April 29, 2007, at the Arts Center of Saint Peter, with an artists' reception slated for Saturday, April 14, 2-4 p.m. Regular gallery hours at the Center are Tuesdays-Sundays, 1-5 p.m., and Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. This exhibition is offered in conjunction with "Linnaeus@300," the Linnaeus Symposium, April 24 and 25, 2007.
Monthly Presentation to Focus on Islam and Muslims... The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) will host a presentation about Islam and Muslims on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 from 6:15-8 p.m. at the Good Counsel Provincial House, 170 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato. Jill Joseph and Tamim Saidi, local American Muslims, will provide education about Islam and how Islamic beliefs, practices, and values relate to everyday life in America.
Habitat Benefit Concert... A Habitat for Humanity benefit concert featuring the Zinghoppers (an award-winning children's show created to appeal to preschool and early elementary age children and their families) will be held Friday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter. Tickets are $5/person, or $20/family, and can be purchased at the door, or in advance at the Econofoods service desk. All proceeds go to benefit the St. Peter Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Concert at Arts Center of Saint Peter... The band "April Foo's" performs at the Arts Center of Saint Peter (315 S. Minnesota Ave, St. Peter) on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. This Bbues, swing, and jazz band consists of Tom Lieberman on guitar and vocals, Marya Hart on piano and vocals, and Billy Smith on harmonica and vocals. Individually, these seasoned performers have had a hand in providing music for Sesame Street, Prairie Home Companion, The Children's Theater, the movie Sweet Land, and the Bothy Folk Club. Together they provide fun, funny, fresh, full of life music to entertain all ages. Tickets are $10 for adults (AC members $9) and $6 for students. Seats can be reserved by calling the Arts Center at 931-3630.
Rose Ensemble at First Lutheran... The Rose Ensemble will present "Courtly Pleasures in Baroque Stockholm and Rome : Music for Christina Vasa, Queen of Sweden ," a series of six statewide concerts highlighting the life of the remarkable 17th-century queen and lifelong patron of the arts. The concerts, to be performed between May 4 and May 13, include one on Saturday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter. Tickets for the St. Peter concert at $20 and $12 for general seating. For these concerts, the first American performances of music written centuries ago for Christina's court, the 12-voice Rose Ensemble will be joined by five period instrumentalists (on Baroque viola, viola da gamba, archlute and two Baroque violins). Special guest narrator Patricia Hampl will present tales of the life and times of King Gustavus Adolphus and Saint Birgitta, and the program also features a new work by Twin Cities composer J. David Moore. To seek out music for this project, Artistic Director Jordan Sramek traveled to Sweden in January 2007 with Gustavus graduate Tim O'Brien ('99), a musicologist and Rose Ensemble member, where the two transcribed music from original 17th-century sources and facsimiles. This project is made possible through grants from the American Scandinavian Foundation and from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation. Tickets for all performances will be available at the door or in advance through The Rose Ensemble at (651) 225-4340 or www.RoseEnsemble.org.
Extraordinary PeoplePatricia Freiert's (classics emerita) newest hand-dyed shibori scarves will be shown at the American Craft Council St. Paul Show, April 13-15, at River Center (http://www.craftcouncil.org/stpaul/). Some of her work can be seen at her new website: www.patriciafreiert.com.
Michele Gillman (music) was recently selected as one of eight composers to participate in the St. Magnus Festival Composer's Course in Kirkwall, Orkney, UK, an international festival of new music, theatre, and literature. The course will be an intensive study of composition, analysis, score preparation, and collaboration that will be led by Alisdair Nicholson, Sally Beamish, and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. The culmination of the course will be the premiere of a new piece written for the internationally renowned Kreisler Ensemble on June 25, 2007 in St. Magnus Cathedral.
Joyce Sutphen (English) presented a seminar paper on Shakespeare's sonnets at the annual conference of the Shakespeare Association of America in early April. She was a featured writer in the Visiting Writer Series at the University of Maine in Farmington, and, along with co-editors Connie Wanek and Thom Tammaro, hosted the publication reading of To Sing Along the Way: Minnesota Women Poets from Pre-Territorial Days to the Present (New Rivers Press) at The Open Book at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. She was also part of celebrations for the anthology (which is now in its second printing) in Morris and Duluth. Recent publications include new poems on The Writer's Almanac and in journals such as Dust and Fire and The Courtland Review, as well as poems in two new anthologies: What Light (Intermedia Arts and Milkweed Editions) and Where One Voice Ends Another Begins (Minnesota Historical Press). This last volume also features of work of other Gustavians, including Phil Bryant, John Rezmerski, and Bill Holm.
A haiku by Horst Ludwig (MLLC) appeared in the haiku section of the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun of March 31/April 1, 2007.
Carolyn Dobler (MCS) has been named to a national committee addressing undergraduate instruction in statistics. Peter Lachenbruch, the president-elect of the American Statistical Association (ASA), announced that Dobler would serve as one of the ASA's members of the ASA/MAA Joint Committee on Undergraduate Satistics. Dobler will serve a three-year term lasting from January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2010.
Nancy Hanway (MLLC) had a short story, titled "Names," published in the Winter 2007 issue of the Southern Humanities Review.
Jane Coleman (nursing) recently had a review published of a book titled Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully: A Journey with Cancer and Beyond, by Nancy Manahan and Becky Bohan (Edina: Beaver's Pond Press, Inc., 2007). The book is a beautiful illustration of how one can approach life, including death, with conscious intention. The written message is profoundly courageous and highly educational.
Student NewsSenior Andrew Howard will present a paper, titled "The Runner and the Iliad," on April 14 at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, the professional association of classics teachers from 30 states and most of Canada. It is unprecedented for an undergraduate to have a paper accepted at this meeting. Andrew, who is active as a diver for the swim team and a member of the cross-country team as well, got the idea for his research in his Greek class on Homer, then polished it up during his semester at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome last year. Andrew is weighing offers from graduate schools in classics.
Several students presented results of research at the Northland Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine spring meeting, St. Cloud State University, March 30, 2007:
BirthsAvital Catherine Vaughn was born on March 29, 2007, to Andy and Amy Vaughn. She weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz. Both Avital and Amy are doing great. (If you are curious about the name, look at 2 Sam 3:4).
New FacesThe following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
Steven Vogt, Gustavus Technology Services
Retreats... The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for Trinity Lutheran Church from Sleepy Eye, Minn., on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14; a confirmation retreat for St. Paul Lutheran Church from Wyoming, Minn., from Friday, April 13, to Sunday, April 15; and confirmation group from Farmington Evangelical Lutheran Church from Farmington, Minn., who will be here Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15. Church Relations will also host a confirmation day retreat for St. Johns and Cross of Peace Lutheran Churches from Shakopee, Minn., on Saturday, April 14. The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a retreat for the women of Hope Lutheran Church from Jordan, Minn., on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14.
Music in Worship... Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Marilyn Beyer (x7001).
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:
(Date then media name then article or photograph followed by a brief description mentioning Gustavus or GA person's connection. Then, in a second sentence if necessary, the story location and title of the story.)
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).
For Sale: 5 bedroom 2 bath home. Built in 2003, carpet new in 2005. Located in a nice newer neighborhood. Double attached garage and a large back yard. Please call Aaron (507-934-5377) for additional information.
For Sale: Adjustable-width child safety gate. Close a doorway or block stairs. Made of wood; $5. Also, five-foot section of pew from Christ Chapel. Salvaged from tornado. Excellent condition; $25. Call Tom Gover at x7319 or 934-1895.
For Sale: 10 ft. wide x 14 ft. long x 10 ft. high wood storage shed. Fairly new. Shed is located in St.Peter. $2,500.00 or B/O. Call C.(952-426-8114) or H.(952-469-4081).
For Rent: Apartment in the upstairs of a large Victorian-style house with the owners living on the first floor and part of second floor. Separate outside entrance. Looking for a single faculty/staff member who wants a quiet place to come home to. No pets or smoking allowed. Rent is $625 per month, which includes utilities except for trash bags that have to be purchased from the city office. Lease is month to month. Off-street parking but no garage. Located at 120 1/2 N Mill St in Kasota. Available Immediately. Call 507-934-1117 (home) or 507-931-4325 (office).
For Sale: 2004 Chevrolet Impala, light tan color. 20,715 miles, excellent condition. Asking $11,600. Call x7556 or 507-665-2335 after 5 p.m.
For Sale: Maytag gas drier. Approx. 10 yrs old, in very good condition. $75. Please contact email@example.com or call 934-5925.
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