The Yellow Sheet for March 13

March 13, 2008 | Volume 40, Number 24

Volume 40, Number 24

News & Announcements

Student Inquiry to be Recognized... The Celebration of Creative Inquiry is seeking student participants for the first of what is anticipated to be an annual event, to be held on Saturday, May 2, in conjunction with Honors Day 2008. To participate, students need to submit an abstract or statement about a project they have undertaken and must be approved by a faculty sponsor. Deadline for approved submissions is March 19, so send in your abstracts as soon as possible. There is more information and an online submission form on the website for Celebration of Creative Inquiry, at

Leadership and Service Award Nominations... Nominations for the Paul Magnuson Student Leadership and Service Awards—for outstanding student-planned events, programs, or individual expressions of leadership by students during the 2007-08 academic year—are due to the Dean of Students' Office by Tuesday, April 1. The Magnuson Awards were established in 1991 to recognize leadership and service contributions made by current Gustavus students. Nomination forms are available at the Dean of Students' Office or at the Student Activities Desk. Contact Assistant Dean of Students Steve Bennett ( or x7739) if you have any questions.

Call for Participants... Co-chairs Brian Johnson (chaplains' office), Virgil Jones (Diversity Center), and Deborah Goodwin (religion) invite Gustavus faculty, staff, and students to participate in a working group charged by Provost Mary Morton to develop pragmatic approaches to the strategic initiative for interfaith dialogue. The group will also discuss and evaluate theological, philosophical, and pedagogical issues related to these approaches and will formulate tactics for implementation and lead communitywide discussions to evaluate the tactics. If you are interested in participating in this process, contact any one of the co-chairs (,, or

YS Reminder... The Yellow Sheet will not be published during Easter Recess/Spring Break (March 27). Announcement of events, activities, and deadlines occurring between March 28 and April 3 should be submitted by Tuesday, March 18, to be listed in the Yellow Sheet of March 20. Publication resumes on Thursday, April 3.

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, March 14 - Douglas Nimmo (music)
  • Sunday, March 16 - Chaplain Brian Johnson
  • Monday, March 17 - Commemoration of 1998 Tornado
  • Tuesday, March 18 - Creative Expression
  • Wednesday, March 19 - Lenten Worship
  • Thursday, March 20 - Maundy Thursday Worship
  • Friday, March 21 - No Chapel, Easter Recess

March Fireside Chat... "Liberal Arts and Lives that Matter: Exploring a StoryCorps Project at Gustavus" is the theme of a Fireside Chat on Friday, March 14, led by Chris Johnson (CVR) that takes a look at the power of story in shaping our senses of identity, meaning, and vocation. Johnson will explore the possibility of launching an extended, campuswide narrative/oral history project (along the lines of NPR's "StoryCorps" project), perhaps looking ahead to the College's 150th anniversary. As usual, the Fireside Chat will be presented twice, at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sandwiches, beverages, chips, and fruit available for purchase, or bring your own lunch. If you have questions or wish additional information, call Emily (x7199).

Faculty Shop Talk on Friday... Linnea Wren and Travis Nygard (art and art history) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2007-08 academic year. Their talk, titled "Gumming up archaeology: Archaeologists, rebels and research in Mexico’s separatist state," will be presented on Friday, March 14, 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

Christian Response to Homosexuality Explored by Film... The documentary film For the Bible Tells Me So will be shown on campus four times this weekend. This film explores the intersections between Christianity and homosexuality through the stories of five Christian families who have gay children, including the families of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson. The film will be shown on Friday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall, followed by an educational panel, and at 10 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium. On Saturday, March 15, it will be repeated at 7 and 10 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium. The screenings, sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign and the several Gustavus organizations—Queers and Allies, Campus Activities Board, the Chaplains' Office, and the Diversity Center—are open to the public without charge.
    (Note: While only the 7 p.m. showing on Friday in Alumni Hall includes a formal educational panel, facilitators from the Human Rights Campaign, the Gustavus Chaplains' Office, and Gustavus Queers and Allies will be present at the other three showings to take questions or comments. Off-campus movie-goers are welcome at any of the four showings but are encouraged to attend the early screening on Friday in Alumni Hall if possible, as the Alumni Hall venue is accommodating of a larger crowd, and as that showing includes the educational panel. This film is recommended for an audience of high school age or older—if you have questions regarding content or audience maturity, please contact the Gustavus Chaplains' Office at 507-933-7446.) To find out more about the movie, visit the For the Bible Tells Me So website (

St. Matthew Passion to be Presented on Palm Sunday... Saint Peter Choral Society and Orchestra, Sara McKay, conductor, presents the St. Matthew Passion, by Johann Sebastian Bach, on Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The performance, which requires two choirs, two orchestras, and a whole array of soloists, will feature the Opus One Children's Choir and Gustavus graduates Timothy O'Brien (music) and Roy Heilman as Jesus and St. Matthew, respectively. Other soloists are Linda Zelig, Mary Solberg (religion), Ryan Perry, and James Bohn. Gustavus community members assisting in the choir and orchestra include Matt Dobosenski (media services), Hayden Duncan (MLLC), Rolf Erdahl (music), David Fienen (music), Warren Friesen (music), John Holte (MCS), Rebecca McConnaughey (music), Ann Pesavento (music), Ron Rietz (MCS), and Joseph Rodgers (music), as well as two Gustavus seniors, Mark Wamma, violin, and Brittany Krusemark, flute. Retirees Bernhard and Marilyn Erling and John McKay are also singing in the choir. The story told in Bach's music spans the last few days of Jesus' life, from the time of his arrest in Gethsemane through his crucifixion to his burial. The performance is set for Palm Sunday, which opens the week of Jesus' Passion. Tickets are $10 in advance at Swedish Kontur Imports in St. Peter and $12 at the door. Students are admitted free of charge.

Vivaldi!... The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Brian Buckstead (music), will present Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons on Sunday, March 16, beginning at 7 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. Four students will be featured as violin soloists. One of Vivaldi's best known and often performed works, The Four Seasons is a set of four violin concertos celebrating the seasons of the year. The work opens with La Primavera (Spring) and soloist Daniel Jacobsen. L'Estate (Summer), with soloist Amara Berthelsen, and L'Autunno (Autumn), with soloist Rachel Dorr, follow. The final concerto of the work, L'Inverno (Winter) is led by soloist Mark Wamma. This performance is free and open to the public.

Tornado Commemoration in Christ Chapel... Join the campus community in Christ Chapel on Monday, March 17, at 10 a.m. as we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tornado. We will place the steeple cross found after the tornado in Christ Chapel and remember that time in prayer. If you want further information, please contact Chaplain Brian Johnson (

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Improv at the Arts Center... On Friday, March 14, at 7 p.m., Nocents SPHS Improv Troupe will perform at the Arts Center of Saint Peter (315 S. Minnesota Avenue, St. Peter). Tickets are available at the door: $4 adults, $2 students. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to Autism Foundation. Contact:, 931-3630, or

Children's Theater... On Friday-Sunday, March 14-16, the SPact Children's Theatre group will perform Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the St. Peter High School Theater. Show times are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are available at the door: $4 for children age 12 and under and seniors, $6 for adults. For more information, contact or

An Evening with Bill Holm... The Arts Center of Saint Peter (315 S. Minnesota Avenue, St. Peter) presents "Holmword Bound," an evening in St. Peter with Bill Holm, poetry and piano, on Tuesday, March 18, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at door: $12 adults, $10 AC members, and $6 students For more information, contact, 507-931-3630, or

TREEmendous Twister Party... A free communitywide event has been planned to commemorate the 10th anniversary of St. Peter tornado and also benefit the safe upkeep and maintenance of the TREEmendous Playground in Gorman Park. The event is a gathering time for people of all ages for fellowship, food, fun, and reflection. It will be held at the St. Peter Community Center on Saturday March 29, from noon to 5:30 p.m. For further information or to volunteer, please contact Wendy Bachman (931-2139 or or Tracey Peymann (934-9395 or

'Fiddlepals' Perform at Arts Center... "Brian Wicklund & Fiddlepals" will perform on Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Arts Center of Saint Peter. Wicklund, a Gustavus graduate, has carved out a name for himself in the fiddle world with his mastery and stagecraft. He has played with bluegrass bands Stoney Lonesome, Kathy Kallick, Chris Stuart, and Kane's River and currently plays with Ben Winship and Eric Thorin in Brother Mule, whose latest recording, Big Twang, was voted the best Americana CD of 2005 by Wicklund is also the author of the best-selling fiddle instructional series The American Fiddle Method and a founding member of Tickets are available at the door: $12 adults/$10 AC members/$6 students/children under 12 free.

Mixed-Media Submissions Sought for Women's Show... Submissions are being sought for a juried mixed-media exhibition of women's art titled "Women Celebrating Women: Women's Vision/expressing life through art." Every artist who just happens to also be a woman is invited to participate in the April-May gallery show at the Arts Center of Saint Peter (315 S. Minnesota Avenue, St. Peter). The planners envision this show to be a significant statement by the women of our community to the entire community. Submit one or two recent two- or three-dimensional pieces of art together with a 60- to 70-word bio, digital photo of the artist, and the entry fee of $9 on Sunday, March 30, 4-7 p.m. or by arrangement. The pieces must have been created in the last two years, may be for sale (30 percent commission to the Arts Center) or not for sale. Contact, 507-931-3630, or for more information. A reception for the artists will be held on Sunday, April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., with a 'Creativi-Tea' (High Tea) closing reception on May 4 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Extraordinary People

Al Molde (athletics) was inducted into the University of Central Missouri Hall of Fame on March 1. He headed the UCM Mules football program for three seasons (1980-1982), leading the team to three consecutive winning seasons for the first time since 1968-1970, and served as the university’s athletics director from 1981 through 1983. After reviving the Mules' football program, he went on to coaching careers at Eastern Illinois (1983-1986) and Western Michigan (1987-1996; he is that school’s all-time winningest coach) before returning to his alma mater, where he currently serves as athletics director.

Priscilla Briggs has a photo installation titled "Global Market" on exhibit at the Minnesota Center for Photography in Minneapolis through April 27. The exhibit was written up in the A-list of the February 27 issue of City Pages. Briggs will give an artist lecture at the gallery on April 8 at 7 p.m.

Douglas Nimmo (music) served as the guest clinician for the Lakes Conference Band Festival, held at Apple Valley High School on Tuesday, March 11. The Festival involved 10 metro high school concert bands and more than 750 student musicians.

Kevin Byrne (history) has been named by the College Board to its newly-formed Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee for the Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History course. The eight members of the committee will review the AP exam prior its being administered, create resources for teachers of AP history, serve as spokespersons for the course before professional audiences, and review assessment development. For the past year Byrne has been a member of the AP U.S. History Course and Exam Review Commission, which has redesigned the curriculum for the U.S. history course in Advanced Placement programs around the nation.


  • Darcey and Jay Schoenebeck (HES) welcomed a daughter, Eryn Rae, on March 10.

Congregational Outreach

Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a church council retreat for St. Barnabas Lutheran Church from Plymouth, Minn., on Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15. The Office of Church Relations will also host retreats for American Lutheran Church from Windom, Minn., and for Diamond Lake Lutheran Church from Minneapolis, Minn., and a confirmation retreat for Zion Lutheran Church from Appleton, Minn., on that same weekend.

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:

  • Curriculum Development and Instructional Materials Support... The National Endowment for the Humanities offers support for projects that improve specific areas of humanities education through the development of new or revised curricula (up to $100,000 for periods of 12-18 months) and instructional and learning materials (up to $200,000 for a maximum of three years). The deadline is October 1, 2008. Guidelines for 2008 will be available in early summer. In the interim, the 2007 online guidelines can be used for reference. For more information, please see Because there are institutional cost-sharing and electronic submission requirements, those interested should contact Bob Weisenfeld ( or x7049).

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:

  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on page 2 of its Currents section on March 6 about the Auguste Rodin exhibit at the Hillstrom Museum of Art.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a front-page story in its March 6 edition about the Gustavus presidential search.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed smaller stories in its March 6 edition about the March 17 tornado commemoration chapel service, the College choosing BWBR architects to design a new academic building, and the Rodin exhibit at the Hillstrom Museum of Art.
  • KEYC-TV ran stories on its 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts on Saturday, March 8, about the "Building Bridges" Conference.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on Sunday, March 9, about the "Building Bridges" Conference.
  • KEYC-TV ran a story on its 10 p.m. newscast on Sunday, March 9, about the Rodin exhibit in the Hillstrom Museum of Art.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on Sunday, March 9, about Diversity Week events.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story in its March 12 Progress 2008 issue about the College's attempts to increase diversity on campus. Mark Anderson (admission) was quoted in the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on the front page of its March 13 Valley section about increased political activity on campus. Students Carla Shutrop and Jacob Seamans were quoted in the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on the front page of its March 13 Valley section about the March 17 chapel service that will commemorate the 1998 tornado.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed stories about the forensics team, Diversity Week, and Day at the Capitol in its March 13 edition.

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


Spring Break Building Hours... All academic buildings will be locked at 6 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 20, and will remain locked until 6 a.m. Sunday, Mar. 30. Students requiring access to academic buildings during this period will need to have a "Permission for Admittance Card" issued by a faculty or staff member. Additional cards can be requested from Deb Swanberg ( Administrative buildings will close on Thursday, Mar. 20, at 6 p.m. and will reopen for normal business hours Monday, Mar. 24. If the closing schedule conflicts with programming needs, please contact Deb Swanberg (safety and security) to make the necessary changes.

Library Hours for Spring Break/Easter Recess... Thurs., March 20, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Friday March 21, through Sunday, March 23, Closed; Monday, March 24 , through Friday, March 28, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Saturday, March 25, Closed; Sunday, March 26, 6 p.m.-1 a.m.


For Sale: Dining table and 10 chairs. Entertain in style and comfort! Table and chairs are red-toned teak, built in Canada, Scandinavian modern style, with silver clasps on table legs and chair backs. Matching chairs have arms, low, curved backs, and fabric seats in a neutral tan check weave. Table is 3 feet wide and has three possible lengths: 53" (about 4½ feet) to seat 6; 75" (about 6 feet) to seat 8 with one leaf; and 97" (about 8 feet) to seat 10 with two leaves. Both leaves have a convenient felt/velcro storage bag. Set is in good but not pristine condition. (It’s for sale because the owners moved and no longer have a formal dining room.) $600 for set. Photos available by e-mail,, 507-933-7206, or call James or Laura at 507-934-8913.

For Sale: Neuton cordless, battery-powered lawn mower. Excellent condition; extra battery, mulch kit, and bagger included. $195, or best offer. Contact John at x7674.

For Sale: Spacious townhome in north St. Peter. Two bedrooms, two full baths; lots of closet and storage space; attached two-car garage. Available June 1, 2008, or negotiable. Contact Patricia English at 507-382-0228 or via e-mail at

"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 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Tomorrow "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
99:50 a.m. Teachers Talking on Nobel 2020
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Homecoming Adolphus College Campus
10 a.m. Volleyball at Monmouth (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled) Rapids, Iowa
noon Volleyball at Coe (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled) Rapids, Iowa
1 p.m. Football hosts St. Thomas (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Catherine (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
1011:59 p.m. Glowga: Peer Assistants SNL Arena
Sep 27 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Sep 28 Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Sep 29 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
34 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Tuesday Meeting:
4 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Augsburg (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
6 p.m. Women's Soccer at Luther (Cancelled), Iowa
Sep 30 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
45 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Wednesday Meeting:
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Catherine (Cancelled) Paul, Minn.
Oct 1 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
56 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Thursday Meeting:
Oct 2 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
7 p.m. Volleyball vs. St. Scholastica (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
Oct 3 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Olaf (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Football at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball vs. Hamline (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
Oct 4 Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Men's Soccer at UW-Whitewater (Cancelled), Wis.

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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