The Yellow Sheet for February 14

February 14, 2008 | Volume 40, Number 20

Volume 40, Number 20

News & Announcements

Book Group to Discuss Visiting Theologian's Book... Former Episcopal Bishop of Newark John Shelby Spong, a liberal theologian, biblical scholar, religion commentator, and author, will visit Gustavus in April. In preparation for his visit, the Chaplains' Office is hosting a book group using Spong's Why Christianity Must Change or Die. The group is open to any current student or employee, and will convene on the following Thursdays, from 7-8 p.m., at Chaplain Brian Johnson's home (430 S. 7th St.): Feb. 21 and 28 and March 6 and 13. E-mail Kari Lipke,, to sign up and receive your book.

Support Letters Invited for Promotion Candidates... All members of the Gustavus community are invited to submit letters on behalf of the five candidates seeking promotion to full professor in 2008—Florence Amamoto (English), Philip Bryant (English), Cindy Johnson-Groh (biology), Paschal Kyoore (MLLC), and Toshiyuki Sakuragi (MLLC). Letters should be sent to Provost Mary Morton and should address the criteria for promotion to full professor as stated in the Faculty Manual. (A fourth criterion, namely, "continuing evidence of sympathy with the aims and purposes of Gustavus Adolphus College as stated in the Mission Statement of the College," while not explicitly stated in the criteria section, is implied in its first sentence.) Letters are due by Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 (note the new later date), by 4 p.m.

New Two-Part Van Training Course Offered... In an effort to meet the needs of busy students and employees of Gustavus, the Department of Safety and Security is pleased to announce a new two-part Ten-Passenger Van Training Course. Part 1 of the course now consists of a 30-minute online course with 2 tests. This course can be taken online at times that are convenient to the participant. Part 2 of the course consists of a brief overview of the Gustavus Ten-Passenger Van Policy as well as a hands-on driving course. The process is as follows:
     Part 1: E-mail your name, student/employee ID#, e-mail address, and phone number to Within three business days, you will receive a username and password to complete the online training. Participants must pass two online exams with a 90% or better. Once the online course is completed, print out the Certificate of Completion and bring it with you to Part 2 of the course.
     Part 2: Once you have completed the online course, look at the calendar posted on to see when the next scheduled van training is scheduled. When you have located a date that fits into your schedule, contact the Department of Safety and Security at x8888; supply your name, e-mail address, phone number, and student/employee ID# and request to sign up for Part 2 of the course. At the scheduled time, participants will attend a brief overview of the Gustavus Ten-Passenger Van Policy as well as drive a van. Before Part 2 of the course may be completed, participants are required to bring their Certificate of Completion for Part 1 (the online portion of the course) as well as a valid driver’s license. Once participants have completed both Part 1 and Part 2, they will be awarded a wallet-sized verification card. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Stratman at x7494.

United Way Update... Thanks to your thoughtful and generous response to the campus campaign for the 2008 St. Peter United Way Drive, the College had surpassed the halfway mark toward our $13,000 campus goal by Christmas weekend. As of Feb. 1 we stand at the 80 percent mark of $10,500. To all who have participated thus far, a very heartfelt special thanks!  To those who are still considering, here is a gentle reminder that your gift or pledge will be welcomed in the days ahead. Payroll deduction is a great way to go! Contact Dean Wahlund in the Office of Marketing and Communication  (x7521) or Barb Lundgren in the Finance Office (x7505) with your gift, or if you need a pledge card or more information. "When you focus on what matters in a community—it shows!" 

Peer Assistant Candidates Sought... The Office of Alcohol and Drug Education is seeking nominations of students who would be good candidates for the Peer Assistant program. Peer Assistants serve as resource people on campus for general information concerning alcohol, drugs, and health-related issues; they act as referral agents to resources on- and off-campus, as students who promote healthy lifestyles, and as role models for responsible choices. Nomination forms have been sent through the campus mail. You can also e-mail your nomination(s) to

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. The upcoming schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, Feb. 15 - Will Freiert (classics)
  • Sunday, Feb. 17 - Chaplain Brian Johnson
  • Monday, Feb. 18 - TBA
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19 - Florence Amamoto (English)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20 - Lenten worship
  • Thursday, Feb. 21 - TBA
  • Friday, Feb. 22 - Patrick Quade (international education)

Faculty Shop Talk... Laura Behling (English) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2007-08 academic year. Her talk, titled "Technology with a Human Face: The Virtual Patient," will be presented on Friday, Feb. 15, 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

Composers' Concert Leads Off Spring Music Schedule... The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College opens the 2008 spring semester with a presentation of the works of guest composer Justin Merritt and faculty composer Michele Gillman. The program, to be presented in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Friday, Feb. 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. It features violinist Benjamin Sung, pianist JiHye Chang, marimbist Justin Schramm, along with a quintet of Gustavus student musicians. Friday's concert is a continuation of the collaboration between the two composers, Gillman and Merritt, with each composer offering three works. Two of Gillman's works, Tocco and And in the Stillness, feature marimbist and Gustavus alumnus Justin Schramm. Gillman's Metropolis concludes the program with a quintet of current Gustavus students. Merritt (b. 1975), the youngest-ever winner of the ASCAP Foundation/Rudolph Nissim Award, for Janus Mask for Orchestra, is an assistant professor of music composition and theory at St. Olaf College. Gillman, a visiting assistant professor of music at Gustavus, has been on staff for three years and works with students in composition and theory.

Orchestra's Home Concert Caps China Tour... The Gustavus Adolphus College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Warren Friesen with violin soloist Brian Buckstead, will present a home concert performance to conclude its 15-day international concert tour in the People's Republic of China. The home concert will be presented in Christ Chapel on Sunday, Feb. 17, beginning at 1:30 p.m. This performance is free and open to the public.
     The ensemble presented five concerts during its China tour and visited popular tourist attractions such as Tiananmen Square, the Li River Valley, and the Great Wall of China. Performances included a concert at the Beijing Conservatory of Music, the new Qinhuangdao Cultural Center, the Tangshan Theatre and a joint concert with the Cathay Future Art Troupe. The tour was a return trip to China for the 67-member symphony orchestra; its 2004 tour was deemed such a successful learning opportunity for the group that a decision was made to return to the most populous country in the world. Sunday's program, the same as was performed in China, includes Aaron Copland's "Four Dance Episodes" from Rodeo and Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, From the New World. Violinist Brian Buckstead, in his first year on the faculty at Gustavus, joins the symphony to present a work by Chinese composers Gang Chen and Zhanhao He, The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto.

Mixed Blood Theatre Here on Monday... Mixed Blood Theatre's Daughters of Africa will be performed in Alumni Hall on Monday, Feb. 18, beginning at 7 p.m. The play, written for Mixed Blood by award-winning playwright Syl Jones, is a music-driven history of African American women and a commemoration of the triumph of pride, determination, and courage. It features music made famous by Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, and others in a rousing celebration of both famous and unheralded African American women. The show, which is sponsored by PASO and the Diversity Center, features Thomasina Taylor Petrus and is directed by Warren C. Bowles. Daughters of Africa is open to the public without charge.

Sen. Klobuchar to Visit... Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is scheduled to be on campus on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 12:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Dovetailing with the College's participation in the Campus Energy Challenge and other environmental initiatives, she will be speaking for about 20 minutes on the current state of the global climate and how changes have always been a grassroots effort; she'll also show a 10-minute PowerPoint from her trip to Greenland to view the receding glaciers and ice cover. The program will also include brief comments from Gustie student Amanda Varley, who is interning with polar explorer Will Steger's foundation, as well as from local officials and faculty, including a faculty member from environmental studies. A 20-minute Q&A is also planned. Gustavus is the first stop in what Klobuchar anticipates will be visits to all Minnesota colleges to discuss energy and environmental issues.

February Fireside Chat... On Friday, Feb. 22 at the Melva Lind Interpretive Center, Steve Kjellgren (Dining Service) and Lisa Heldke (philosophy) will present on the work of the Kitchen Cabinet Committee. Short presentations with time for questions will be held at both 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Some lunch options are available for purchase, or bring your own and join in this interesting discussion.

Winter Warmer... Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum is hosting its 2008 Winter Warmer on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 12:30 p.m. Following a luncheon, Cindy Johnson-Groh (biology/Linnaeus Arboretum) will present an illustrated talk titled "Lions . . . Elephants . . . and 15 Students: An African Safari in Tanzania." East Africa’s reputation for spectacular, abundant, and diverse wildlife is well deserved, says Johnson-Groh, who led a January Interim class there last month. "Nowhere else in the world can you see such a diversity and abundance of wild animals in a natural setting alongside indigenous people living traditional lifestyles. Tanzania is home to the world’s greatest game reserves including Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire. Preserving wildlife in the context of mounting human populations and land-use pressures poses a significant dilemma for conservationists worldwide, but is no more evident than in Tanzania." Join the Friends on a photographic safari of this wonderfully diverse country. To make reservations or obtain more information, contact Shirley Mellema (x6181 or

35th St. David's Day in Chapel on Feb. 29... All faculty, administrators, staff, and students are invited to attend and participate in the 35th St. David's Day in Chapel. A 200-voice student massed choir will lead the congregation in singing four great Welsh hymns under the direction of Gustavus choir directors. This annual, unique ethnic event focuses on the four-part hymn singing of Welsh hymns. The four hymns this year will be Sandon (Lead, Kindly Light), Aberystwyth (Jesus, Lover of My Soul), Calon Lan (I Seek Not Life's Ease and Pleasures), and, as usual, Cwm Rhondda (Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah) with full organ and chapel brass accompaniment.

Peace Studies Program Sponsors King Lecture... On Monday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall, Professor David Cortright of the Joan B. Croc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, will give the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Peace Studies Program. Cortright is the author of Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence in an Age of Terrorism (2006). Every year the Peace Studies Program sponsors the King Lecture by a leading peace activist or scholar to honor the legacy of the civil rights leader.

Everything You Want to Know about College Admission... Selecting a college has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. Continuing Education is offering an opportunity to speak with Richard Aune (admission), a "seasoned" admission staff person who is also the parent of a high school senior. Parental and professional advice will be provided as well as an opportunity to ask questions. This is not a recruitment session for Gustavus, but an opportunity for you to get advice on college admission anywhere. The session will be held on Thursday, March 6, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Cost is $8 for the public (pre-register at the St. Peter Community and Family Education Office) and free for Gustavus faculty and staff (pre-register by e-mail:

2008 Gustavus Music Showcase... Three major touring music ensembles of the College—the Gustavus Choir, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, and the Gustavus Wind Orchestra—will be featured at the 2008 Gustavus Music Showcase, to be held at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis on Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m. Tickets ($22 general admission, $12 for students age 18 and under) are available through the Orchestra Hall box office (612-371-5656, 800-292-4141, or

Anti-racism Activist to Speak... The Diversity Center has invited Professor Tim Wise to campus on Thursday, March 13, to share his philosophy on how privilege has had a role in preserving racism in America. Wise, a prominent anti-racism writer and activitist, received the 2002 National Youth Advocacy Coalition's Social Justice Impact Award as well as the 2001 British Diversity Award for best feature essay on race and diversity issues. His memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race From a Privileged Son, is taught at hundreds of colleges and high schools across the nation. Wise's lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall.

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Sweetheart Dinner... Couples, partners, spouses, singles, friends . . . all are welcome to the Sweetheart Dinner to be held at First Lutheran Church (1114 W. Traverse Rd.) on Saturday, Feb. 16. Tickets are $15 per person, covering a served meal, musical entertainment, and childcare if requested. The event opens at 5 p.m. with a reception, followed by dinner and entertainment beginning at 5:30 p.m. For tickets, call 934-3060 or e-mail Proceeds defray costs for youth to attend the 2009 ELCA National Youth Gathering in New Orleans.

'Fiber & Furniture' at the Arts Center of Saint Peter... "Fiber & Furniture," a group exhibit displaying works by artist furniture makers Douglas Nimmo (music), Mark Kreykes, and Adam Marti and fiber artist Shelley Cords-Swanson, opens at the Arts Center of Saint Peter (315 S. Minnesota Ave.) on Feb. 28, running through March 30. A reception for the artists is slated for Saturday, March 8, 2-4 p.m.
     Nimmo, professor of music and conductor of wind orchestras at Gustavus, has developed a strong interest in woodworking and has shown his unique designs widely; his website is Kreykes combines his skill as a professional welder at Kreykes Kustom Welding, a family-owned business in St. Peter, with his woodworking skills to create distinctive tables, gliders, and cabinets; his website is Marti, who resides in New Ulm, worked at a sawmill for 16 years and currently works with the family business at Morgan Creek Vineyard where he also has his woodworking shop. Cords-Swanson, who currently lives on a farm in Odin, Minn., has a degree in geography with a specialty in cartography and taught for many years at Minnesota State University, Mankato in the Geography Department; her interest in creating quilted maps grew out of her love of map-making as she transferred her cartographic skills to a fiber medium.
     Regular gallery Hours are: Tuesday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m., and Thursdays, 1-8 p.m. Contact or 507-931-3630.

Extraordinary People

Chuck Niederriter (physics) recently attended the American Association of Physics Teachers' winter meeting as Minnesota Section Representative. The conference, held in Baltimore from Jan. 19 through 23, was attended by almost 1,000 physicists and included a high school physics teacher recognition day. As Minnesota Section Representative, Niederriter attends AAPT Council meetings and participates in the governance of the society at their two national meetings each year.

At its January 27 annual meeting, Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Peter, elected Darrell Jodock (religion) as its new president. The election is for a two-year term.

Mary Solberg (religion) served as a panel member evaluating applications for the 2008 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends in the field of religion. Award winners will be announced in March.

On Feb. 5-6, Darrell Jodock (religion) participated in a dialogue involving representatives from the ELCA and the Union for Reform Judaism. They met at the URJ's Religious Action Center in Washington, D.C., and explored the relation in the two traditions between the "inward" (study, worship, reflection) and the "outward" (individual and social action). This is the fourth in a series of such dialogues between the ELCA and the URJ. Jodock has served on the joint planning committee for the last two. Following the dialogue, on Feb. 6-7, he chaired a meeting of the ELCA Consultative Panel on Lutheran-Jewish Relations. The latter group provides advice and counsel to the officers and staff of the ELCA, produces educational materials for the congregations of the Church, and maintains ongoing contact with leaders from the Jewish community.

Toshiyuki (“Yuki”) Sakuragi (MLLC) published an article titled "Attitudes toward language study and cross-cultural attitudes in Japan" in International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Vol. 32, Issue 1.

Brian O'Brien (chemistry) has been elected chair of the Division of Fluorine Chemistry of the American Chemical Society for 2008.

Student News

The Philosophy Department cordially invites you to attend "Hull House and Democratic Space," a presentation by senior Andrew Twiton on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 3:30 p.m. in Old Main Room 06. Twiton will be presenting this paper at the Drury University Interdisciplinary Research Conference later this semester.


  • Sandy Fuhr, who worked at Gustavus as a librarian in the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library from 1994 to 2000, passed away on Jan. 29 after a brief illness. She had been serving as university librarian at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Her funeral service was held on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Presbyterian Church in Redwood Falls, Minn. Messages of condolence may be sent to her husband, Darrell Fuhr, at 111 Crestview Dr., Redwood Falls, MN 56283.
  • Joan Douglas, wife of Michael Douglas (physical plant, ret.) and mother of Jeff Douglas (former physical plant employee) and Steve Douglas (physical plant contractor), died on Feb. 2. A memorial service was held on Feb. 7 at Mankato Mortuary.

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 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 current 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.

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

     New Administrators

  • Cecilia (CeCe) Sowemimo, admission counselor and coordinator of multicultural recruitment (admission)

     New Faculty

  • Michelle Barnett, visiting assistant professor (psychology)
  • David Crowe, visiting assistant professor (psychology)
  • Franciscus (Frans) de Waal, Rydell Professor
  • Margaret Haberman, visiting instructor (education)
  • Cory Hinkle, visiting assistant professor (theatre and dance)
  • Nathan LeBoutillier, visiting instructor (English)
  • Siri Mehus, assistant professor (communication studies)
  • Heidi Meyer, assistant professor (nursing)
  • Travis Nygard, visiting instructor (art and art history)
  • Robert Scholz, adjunct assistant professor (music)
  • Bruce Smith, visiting associate professor (economics and management)

     New Support Staff

  • Jeanne Ogaard, custodian (physical plant)

Congregational Outreach

Partners in Education... Grady St. Dennis (church relations) will be be presenting a talk on the differences between church-related and public colleges at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mankato. Partners in Education is a program coordinated by the Office of Church Relations in which participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentations for adult forums, workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.

Speaking in Congregations... On February 10, Darrell Jodock (religion) taught an adult class on "Hope in an Anxious Time" and delivered the sermon during two services at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mankato.

Retreats... The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for Grace Lutheran Church from Bloomington, Minn., on Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16. Church Relations will also host a retreat for Healing Waters Parish on Sunday, Feb. 17. Dironda and Little Falls parishes from Wisconsin will also be on campus on Sunday, Feb. 17.

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:

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships... National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships provide opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced work in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Fellowships support both projects that can be completed during the tenure of the award and work that is part of a long-term endeavor. Tenure normally covers an uninterrupted period lasting from 6 to 12 months, with a stipend of $4,200 per month. The maximum stipend is $50,400 for a 12-month tenure period. All applicants are required to submit their proposals electronically through a federal grants system, which is coordinated through the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. The deadline is May 1. For more information, please see Please note that the new guidelines will be available soon and the current guidelines should only be used for reference.

For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or

In the Media

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

  • Ellis Jones (economics and management, emeritus) was featured on the front page of the Jan. 1 issue of Ninnau, the North American Welsh newspaper, after he was awarded the inaugural Delta Pi Epsilon National Leadership Medallion Award in 2007. Jones had been recognized by the business education organization for his leadership record as its part-time executive director from 1966 and 1987 and for establishing the first national office to handle the logistics of supporting membership, publications, and conference scheduling. (Jones also served as the executive director for the National Welsh Gymanfa Ganu Association from 1998 through 2003.)
  • Chris Gilbert (political science) appeared on Minnesota Public Radio on Jan. 30 to discuss the presidential race.
  • WCCO-TV ran a story on Jan. 31 about the National Campus Energy Challenge.
  • KEYC-TV ran a story on Jan. 31 about the National Campus Energy Challenge. Jim Dontje (Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation) and student Lauren Fulner were interviewed.
  • WCCO Radio ran a story on Feb. 1 about the National Campus Energy Challenge. Jim Dontje was interviewed for the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on the front page of its Feb. 3 Valley section about student Amanda Varley and her internship with the Will Steger Foundation.
  • posted a story on Feb. 4 about Gustavus's participation in the National Campus Energy Challenge.
  • KSTP-Channel 5 reported live from campus on its Thursday, Feb. 6, 10 p.m. newscast. Ray Thrower (safety and security) and Hank Toutain (student affairs) were interviewed for a story about how Gustavus is reaching out to Union University after the Tennessee school sustained serious damage from a tornado on Feb. 5. The story also ran on the morning newscast on Friday, Feb. 7.
  • Minnesota News Network ran a story on Thursday, Feb. 6, about Gustavus and Union University. Ray Thrower was interviewed.
  • WCCO Radio ran a story on Friday, Feb. 7, about Gustavus and Union University. Ray Thrower was interviewed.
  • The St. Peter Herald ran a story and photo in its Thursday, Feb. 7, edition about Gustavus's participation in the National Campus Energy Challenge. Jim Dontje was quoted.
  • KEYC-TV ran a story on Friday, Feb. 8, about Gustavus receiving a science research grant from Merck/AAAS. Brandy Russell (chemistry) and Brenda Kelly (biology and chemistry) were interviewed.
  • Gustavus and alumnus Eric Butorac were featured in the March 2008 edition of Ace magazine, Great Britain’s equivalent of Tennis magazine. Full-color photos were included of the Swanson Tennis Center and the campus looking up the hill at Old Main and Christ Chapel. Butorac was quoted in the story.
  • The Star Tribune printed a story on Monday, Feb. 11, about colleges receiving more applications from prospective students. Gustavus was mentioned in the article, and Mark Anderson (admissions) was quoted.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on its front page on Monday, Feb. 11, about the rising costs of study abroad. The story mentioned that Gustavus ranks eighth nationally among liberal arts colleges in the number of students who study abroad. Patrick Quade (international education) was quoted.
  • KEYC ran a story on Tuesday, Feb. 12, about the College’s presidential search. Gwen Freed (college relations) was interviewed for the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press ran a picture of presidential candidate Jeff Abernathy on the front page of its Feb. 13 Valley edition. The three finalists were all named in the caption of the photo.
  • The St. Peter Herald ran stories in its Thursday, Feb. 14, edition about the presidential search, the symphony orchestra's home concert, Gustavus reaching out to Union University, the St. David's Day celebration, and the Department of Music's presentation of the works of guest composer Justin Merritt and faculty composer Michele Gillman.

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

Telecommunications Updates

Alltel Wireless Discount for Gustavus Employees and Retirees... The College's telecommunications office has made arrangements with Alltel Wireless to provide a 15 percent discount on monthly rate plans for Gustavus employees and retirees.  The offer is available to new and existing customers. Various discounts and special offers are also available. Some restrictions may apply. Contact Laura McCabe (x6261 or or Becky Barnes (x7025 or for more information.

Postal Pointers

Presidents' Day... There will be no incoming or outgoing mail on Monday, Feb. 19, as Presidents' Day is a postal holiday. FedEx and UPS will provide pick-up and delivery.


Great Car for Sale: 2003 Kia Optima, 4DR, 4 cylinder, automatic, 82,000 highway miles. Great condition, winterized (new tires, brakes, belts), white exterior. $5,900 or best offer. Call Andrea Junso x6282.

House for Rent: For academic year August 2008-July 2009 (specific dates negotiable). 2-story house one block from campus, 1600+ sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, furnished with some storage possibilities, washer/dryer, dishwasher, large back yard, swing set, playhouse, garage. No smoking. $1,000/mo. plus utilities. Contact Susan or Matt (507-934-2292 or

For Sale: Duncan Phyfe table with three 11-inch leaves. Asking $110. Call Gretchen at 934-5441 or e-mail

"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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: musical showcase Chapel
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dog & Cat Treat Sale! Campus Center
2 p.m. Men's Track & Field at University of Minnesota Icebreaker Open, Minn.
2 p.m. Women's Track & Field at University of Minnesota Icebreaker Open, Minn.
2:303:30 p.m. Mosaic Dialog Speaker Rose Halama for Inclusive Excellence
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Lawrence Peter, Minn.
79 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery - and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
89 p.m. Sexy Jeopardy Cafe
9:3011:30 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relations Theatre
1011:59 p.m. Bracelets & Breakfast with Delight Cafe
Tomorrow 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Augsburg Peter, Minn.
15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Women's Hockey hosts UW-River Falls Peter, Minn.
24 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relations Theatre
3 p.m. Women's Basketball hosts Augsburg Peter, Minn.
4:305:30 p.m. Calvin Gehring Piano Recital Björling Recital Hall
4:306:30 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery - and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
6:307:30 p.m. Alex Terpkosh Senior Recital Björling Recital Hall
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Concordia-Wisconsin Peter, Minn.
79 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relations Theatre
Dec 11 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Community Chapel
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
24 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery - and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
35 p.m. Gusties Will Shine Field
4:306:30 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relations Theatre
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Community Chapel
Dec 12 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the cross Chapel
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dog & Cat Treat Sale! Campus Center
23 p.m. Virtual Meeting: INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3 via Google Meet Meeting
Dec 13 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: chapel and chill Chapel
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dog & Cat Treat Sale! Campus Center
56 p.m. Gustie Runners Weekly Group Run Center, outside the east/Campus Center-facing entrance, at the semicircle wall/benches
67 p.m. Spruce Top Pot Making Arboretum Interpretive Center
Dec 14 Last Day of Fall Classes
9 a.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: morning praise Chapel
7 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Bethany Lutheran Peter, Minn.
8:3011 p.m. Midnight Express with the PAs Young Dining Room
Dec 15 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: holy communion Chapel
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: mindfulness mediation multifaith center
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Faculty Meeting Eckhoff Alumni Hall
Dec 16 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Dec 17 Finals
15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Dec 18 15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Dec 19 Finals

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.

The Yellow Sheet is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the Office of Marketing and Communication. It is published weekly during the academic year (except during the week of Thanksgiving, the Christmas break, Touring Week, and the Spring and Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items by filling out an online submission form. While online, e-mail submissions are preferred, items may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send "snail mail" items to: The Yellow Sheet, Office of Marketing and Communication. Items must reach the office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The week of Nobel Conference the deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, contact Steve Waldhauser ( or x6413).

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