The Yellow Sheet for January 10

Volume 40, Number 16

Volume 40, Number 16

News & Announcements

Financial Counseling Sessions Available... A TIAA-CREF consultant will be on campus Wednesday, Jan. 23, and Thursday, Jan. 24, for personal financial counseling sessions. To schedule a counseling session, sign up on the TIAA-CREF website or call 800-877-6602.

Campus Happenings

Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. weekdays and 10:30 a.m. Sundays in Christ Chapel. During January Interim, there will be a shortened (15 minute) daily chapel, followed by hot chocolate, treats, and community time.

  • Friday, Jan. 11 - Mariangela Maguire (academic affairs)
  • Sunday, Jan. 13 - Holy Communion, Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Monday, Jan. 14 - Richard Leitch (political science)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 15 - Thia Cooper (religion)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16 - Morning Praise
  • Thursday, Jan. 17 - Elizabeth Spehar (senior student)
  • Friday, Jan. 18 - Karen Larson (interdisciplinary studies)

Fireside Chat Tomorrow... James Dontje, director of newly created Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation, will outline his role in the campus community at a Fireside Chat on Friday, Jan. 11, in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center. He will touch on energy use as well as the planning involved in making Gustavus a more sustainable campus. Two sessions are scheduled, at 11:30 a.m. and repeated at 12:30 p.m. Sandwiches, beverages, chips, and fruit are available for purchase, or bring your own lunch. Call Emily (x7199) for more information.

Continuing Education Goes 'Green' ... James Dontje (Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation) is also the featured presenter for the next Gustavus Continuing Education program, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. He'll explain how to "green" your home and save money, examining how energy-saving changes combined with renewable energy sources like solar hot water, space heating, photovoltaics, biomass, and even small wind power can reduce the energy "footprint" of your home. Cost is $8 for the public (pre-register at the St. Peter Community and Family Education Office) and free for members of the Gustavus community (pre-register by e-mail: ehoefs@gustavus.edu).

Join a Labyrinth Walk... Walking the labyrinth is a meditative practice used in a variety of settings, such as religious communities, schools, hospitals, prisons, and retreat centers. Join Chaplain Rachel Larson on Thursday, Jan. 17, for an introduction to labyrinths and a meditative walk on the Gustavus canvas labyrinth. The event is in Christ Chapel, 8-10 p.m. All are welcome to discover the labyrinth.

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Presentation Focuses on Election Rhetoric... The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) will host a presentation titled “Critical Thinking” on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Good Counsel Provincial House (170 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato). As the 2008 presidential election nears, this presentation will focus on the “critical thinking” needed to analyze and evaluate each candidate. Sister Jeanne Wingenter, SSND, will look at ways to make judgments about each one based on evidence, not accusations, in an effort to stave off indifference and apathy toward the election process. This session will be held in the SSND conference center and is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be collected. SSND's Justice Series addresses issues critical to the enablement of persons and the promotion of human dignity. Each session is facilitated by Sister Jeanne, coordinator of the Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation for the Mankato Province of SSND. For more information, call the Provincial House at 507-389-4200.

Extraordinary People

Laura Behling (English) created and chaired two sessions at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association as part of her work on the Executive Committee on Teaching as a Profession. Both sessions focused on the undergraduate student as scholar in departments of English and modern languages.

Stacia Senne (college relations) recently received a master's degree in educational leadership from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Births

  • Aaron (MCS) and Amanda (chemistry) Nienow had a baby boy, Allan Richard Nienow, on Dec. 23, 2007. He was 6 lbs. 13 oz. and 21 inches long and has lots of hair! All are doing well.

Obituaries

  • Janet Neidt Björling, wife of Anders Björling (finance office, ret.) and a 1958 graduate of the College, died on Jan. 4, 2008. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, in Christ Chapel, with visitation on the previous evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the St. Peter Funeral Home. Memorials are preferred to the Andreas Cancer Center at ISJ Hospital in Mankato.
  • Gerald Lewis ( music, emeritus) died on Dec. 20, 2007, at his home in Santa Rosa, Calif. at the age of 85. The family requests that any memorials be given as donations to the Nature Conservancy.

To inform the campus community of the death of a current student, employee, or trustee; an emeritus professor or trustee; or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact the Office of the President (x7538 or pleagjel@gustavus.edu). Death announcements and funeral notices for students, current and emeritus faculty and employees, and trustees will be sent to the community via written notice from the president, posted on community-l, the official campus-wide e-mail list, and published in the Yellow Sheet or Summer Scoop. Notices for immediate family members of employees will be published in the Yellow Sheet or the Summer Scoop unless they occur during a publication break, in which case they will be posted on employee-l.

Congregational Outreach

Preaching in Congregations... Mary Gaebler (religion) will be preaching at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in LeCenter on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 8 and 10:30 a.m. This pulpit supply program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.

Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a faith and fellowship team retreat from All Saints Lutheran Church of Minnetonka, Minn., on Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 12-13, 2008.

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

Funding Opps

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:

  • Research Opportunity Awards... The National Science Foundation offers Faculty Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) through its Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) program. ROAs enable faculty at predominantly undergraduate institutions such as Gustavus to pursue research as visiting scientists with NSF-supported investigators at other institutions, who request an ROA supplement on a current award or when submitting a new or renewal proposal. Most frequently, ROA activities are summer experiences, but partial support of sabbaticals may also be provided. ROA supplements are usually about $25,000. For information about the ROA program, please see Section II. D. of the RUI announcement at http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf00144.

For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or bweis@gustavus.edu).

In the Media

Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the region:

  • Chris Gilbert (political science) appeared on Minnesota Public Radio Jan. 4 to discuss the results of the Iowa caucuses.
  • The Metro Lutheran printed a story about the $1 million gift from the Moe family in its January edition.
  • The Metro Lutheran printed news briefs about Ray Thrower being named president of IACLEA and the college’s search for a new president in its January edition.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a six-paragraph news brief on Jan. 4 regarding the "Building Bridges" student-led diversity conference, which will take place Mar. 8.

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 ga_news@gustavus.edu).

Telecommunications Updates

The following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2007-08"

  • Michelle Barnett, psychology, phone: x7468, e-mail: mbarnett (addition)
  • Bruce Budin, physical plant, phone: x7623, e-mail: bbudin (addition)
  • Noreen Buhmann, community service, phone: x6011 (deletion)
  • Eric Coleman, admission, phone: x7663 (deletion)
  • Heather Dale, health service, phone: x7630, e-mail: hdale (addition)
  • Brian Duren, French, phone: x6081 (deletion)
  • Dale Flemming, physical plant, phone: x6033 (change)
  • Bobbie Jo Goughnour, custodial, phone: x7655 (deletion)
  • Patti Kelly, student affairs, phone: x7582 (deletion)
  • Kay Koehler, Dining Service, phone: x7608 (deletion)
  • Roger McKnight, Scandinavian studies, phone: x7422 (temp. change - J-Term only)
  • Patricia Mensing, geography, phone: x6054, e-mail: pmensing (addition - J-Term only)
  • Shirley Nieto Flores, Spanish/Culpeper, phone: x6248 (addition - Culpeper phone)
  • Christopher Parker, Dining Service, phone: x7608 (deletion)
  • Amy Ray, library, phone: x7631 (deletion)
  • Lennart Sacrédeus, Scandinavian studies, phone: x6027, e-mail: lsacrede (addition - J-Term only)
  • Christer Stoor, Scandinavian studies, phone: x7423, e-mail: cstoor (addition - J-Term only)

For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or lmccabe@gustavus.edu).

Postal Pointers

United Parcel Service (UPS) Service... The College contracts with UPS for ground and express shipments. College Postal Service has supplies available for UPS shipments. Shipments sent by UPS ground service to commercial addresses have a guaranteed delivery date of between 1 and 5 days and can be tracked online through a link on the College Postal Service website. UPS picks up packages from the College Postal Service at 10 a.m. Monday-Friday. Departments should take UPS shipments to the bulk mail room for processing. Shipments for individuals can be processed at the College Post Office main window.

Plugs

For Sale: 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS (SUV) AWD, silver, 65,000 miles. One owner, non-smoker, no accidents, new brakes, tires purchased about 20,000 miles ago. Looks great; very good condition. $10,400. Call Janine at 934-5925.

"Plugs" is maintained as a forum by which members of the Gustavus community may offer goods and services to others in the community, or seek the same from them. It is not meant to accommodate ads or announcements from area businesses such as real estate agents and retailers, although from time to time such announcements may be published when deemed to be of particular interest to the community.

 

 

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 35 pm Sergeant Dave Klein Retirement Receptionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sergeant-dave-klein-retirement-reception/45573Heritage Room
68 pm Senior Week: Presidents Banquethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-presidents-banquet/44662Evelyn Young Dining Room
Tomorrow Senior Week: Mystic Lake Casinohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-mystic-lake-casino/45270Mystic Lake Casino
TomorrowMay 31 Spring Reunionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-reunions/44944Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
Tomorrow 2:304:30 pm Senior Week: Twins Tailgatinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-tailgating-2/44663President Bergman's House
711 pm Senior Week: Twins Gamehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-game-2/44664Target Field
May 30 89:30 pm The 2015 Season Finale with Gustavus Symphyony Orchestra and Concerto/Aria Winnershttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-2015-season-finale-with-gustavus-symphyony-orchestra-and-concerto-aria-winners/44166Bjorling Recital Hall
9:3010:30 pm Senior Week: Celebration of Lighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-celebration-of-light/44665Christ Chapel
May 431 Free Art Tasting (And False Advertising): Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2015, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/free-art-tasting-and-false-advertising-senior-art-majors-exhibition-2015-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/45141Hillstrom Museum of Art
May 31 Commencementhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/commencement-5/35177Gustavus Campus
Jun 15 First Term Seminar Faculty Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-term-seminar-faculty-workshop/45180Melva Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
Jun 2 11 am to 1 pm Gustavus Employee Picnichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-employee-picnic-4/45533Evelyn Young Dining Room

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

 

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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