The Yellow Sheet for September 11

September 11, 2008 | Volume 41, Number 2

Volume 41, Number 2

News & Announcements

Letters Sought for Tenure Candidates... The following members of the faculty are currently being considered for appointments with continuous tenure:

  • Margaret Bloch Qazi (biology)
  • Priscilla Briggs (art & art history)
  • Scott Bur (chemistry)
  • Casey Elledge (religion)
  • Elizabeth Jenner (sociology & anthropology)
  • John Mattson (HES)
  • Sujay Rao (history)
  • Michelle Twait (library)

Letters written on behalf of these candidates should be sent to Provost Mary Morton and should address the criteria for tenure as stated in the Faculty Manual (see below). Letters are due by Friday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. All members of the Gustavus community are invited to submit letters. Candidates will have access to their letters. The specific criteria for tenure are as follows:

  1. Excellence as a teacher as reflected in quality of and enthusiasm for work, effectiveness of methods, interest in subject matter, concern for student learning, effective advising of students within and outside the major, and continued academic preparation and improvement.
  2. An emerging pattern of professional activities as reflected, for example, by publications, presentations at scholarly meetings or conferences and, in the arts, by manifestations of creativity demonstrated through exhibits or performances; another example may be involvement in professional and/or public organizations, boards, and commissions related to one's academic fields or college assignments.
  3. An emerging pattern of involvement in the activities of the College.
  4. Continuing evidence of sympathy with the aims and purposes of Gustavus Adolphus College as stated in the Mission Statement of the College.

Explore Gustavus... On Thursday and Friday, Oct. 16 and 17, the Admission Office will be hosting "Explore Gustavus." More than 400 prospective students along with their families will be visiting campus over the two days to take a look at Gustavus. This is an open house where visitors will be coming and going throughout the day, attending special interest sessions, touring campus and residence halls, and having lunch in the Market Place. As is the Gustie way, please be sure to make our visitor feel welcome with a smile or hello, as well as any assistance they may need as they navigate campus.

Farewell Reception... Members of the College community are invited to join with the Dean of Students' staff at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Linner Lounge to say farewell to colleague and friend Linda Riebesell, who is retiring after many years of excellent service to the Dean of Students' Office and the College. Contact Steve Bennett ( or x7739) in the Dean of Students Office for more details.

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, Sept. 12 - Taizé
  • Sunday, Sept. 14 - Holy Cross; Chaplain Brian Johnson
  • Monday, Sept. 15 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Tuesday, Sept. 16 - Mary Gaebler (religion)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 17 - Morning Praise
  • Thursday, Sept. 18 - Interfaith Observance: Ramadan; Steve Mellema (physics)
  • Friday, Sept. 19 - Doug Thorpe, author and CVR/Johnson Center guest

Now Showing... The Hillstrom Museum of Art is currently showing two concurrent exhibitions. Both will be on view through November 9, with an opening reception scheduled during the College’s annual Nobel Conference, October 7, 6-8 p.m.  
     Forbidden Art: The Postwar Russian Avant-Garde features artwork produced in the Soviet Union that fell outside the official Socialist Realism manner required by the State and often resulted in severe consequences to the artist. The exhibition includes 26 paintings, sculptures, photographs, works on paper, and mixed media works, by over 60 artists, drawn from the carefully formed collection of Yuri Traisman, who emigrated to the United States in 1971.  Forbidden Art was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.  It previously appeared at venues including the State Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, and its appearance at the Hillstrom Museum of Art is dedicated to the memory of Museum friend Gerald “Bud” Pearson (1925-2008), a generous donor who also lent artworks numerous times, including for an exhibition in 2001 of works from his fine collection of Soviet Socialist Realism.  
     Selections from the Hillstrom Collection highlights several recent donations to the Museum's collection. Also on display is a 1916 drawing by the great American artist George Bellows (1882-1925) titled Tennis Match (Camden, Maine), a gift to the Museum from the Rev. Richard L. Hillstrom in 2003.  This work, which depicts a tennis game played by Bellows, his wife, Emma, and their friend, painter Leon Kroll, is the subject of another of the Museum’s FOCUS IN/ON projects, in which individual works from the Hillstrom Collection are collaboratively explored by the Museum Director Don Myer and a colleague from another discipline. Bellows’s drawing will be considered in an extended essay co-written with men's tennis coach Steve Wilkinson. The text will consider artist Bellows and his interest in sports, including boxing, polo, and baseball in addition to tennis, and the cultural history of tennis in the 1910s.

First Faculty Shop Talk of New Year... Michele Koomen (education) will present the first Faculty Shop Talk of the 2008-09 academic year. Her talk, titled "Listening to Their Voices: What do regular and special education students tell us about their experiences in learning science?" will be presented on Friday, Sept. 12, 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

'Maggie's Magical Cat' Comes Back... Fresh from its well-reviewed performances at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Maggie's Magical Cat, a new play for young (and ageless) audiences, comes "home" to Gustavus for a one-time reprise on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. The production, created through a collaboration of Saint Peter area Children's Theatre with Gustavus students and faculty, will be presented free at the Anderson Theatre. The 60-minute play is a lively exploration of elementary school politics and the sometimes painful, often comical adventures of a fourth-grader. It's appropriate (and fun) for all ages. Amy Seham (theatre & dance) and budding student playwright Maggie Sotos '09 created the script for Maggie's Magical Cat with support from a summer Gustavus Presidential Faculty/Student Collaboration Grant. Featured in the cast are Gustavus students Ella Bonner '10, Kim Braun '11, Christine Dornbusch '09, Amy Veerkamp '09, Sotos, and St. Peter High Schooler Magdalena Morrow.

Chinese Lessons... John Pomfret, author of this year’s Reading in Common book for the College community, Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China, will speak on campus on Monday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in Christ Chapel. Pomfret is an award-winning journalist who lived and worked in China off-and-on for a decade starting in 1980. His lecture on Sept. 15 is also the first Gustavus Global Insight event of the 2008-09 academic year. The lecture is open to the public without charge; it will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a book signing.

'Can I Kiss You?' Speaker Returns... On Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall, Mike Domitrz will speak on healthy dating. Domitrz inspires students through the combination of his hilarious sense of humor and his uncanny ability to draw hard-hitting emotion from each audience member. Male and female students constantly rave about what a lasting impression he has on their lives. Last year Alumni Hall was filled to capacity—ask anyone who attended how meaningful it was to them. He is a speaker you have to come hear! The first 100 students through the door will receive a free T-shirt.

Know Your Trees... Wish you could identify the trees in your backyard, or the kind of wood in your grandmother’s rocker? Or maybe you have a love of trees and just want to learn more about them. Cindy Johnson-Groh (Linnaeus Arboretum and biology) is offering three continuing education courses on tree identification this fall. You can attend one or two, or sign up for all three at a discount ($9 per class, or $25 for three classes; free for Gustavus students and employees). The first, "What’s the Name of That Tree?" will be held in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center of Linnaeus Arboretum on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. Call x6181 to reserve. Dress for outdoors.

Campus Guest Juggles Scholarship, Environmental Reflections, and Spirituality... Doug Thorpe, a member of the Seattle Pacific University English faculty and a spiritual director and head of the Faith Formation team at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, is visiting the campus on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 18 and 19. Thorpe is the author of Rapture of the Deep: Reflections on the Wild in Art, Wilderness, and the Sacred, winner of the David Family Environmental Book Award, and has also edited an anthology titled Work and the Life of the Spirit. Thorpe will be making a public presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Heritage Banquet Room and will be presenting the homily in chapel on Friday, Sept. 19. He will also be available to meet with small groups of faculty, staff, and students upon request and is available for class meetings. (Contact the Center for Vocational Reflection to make arrangements.) His visit is cosponsored by the Center for Vocational Reflection and the Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation.

Two Book Discussion Groups Offered... The entire Gustavus community is invited to take part in two book discussion groups this fall sponsored by the Center for Vocational Reflection. The first, on the award-winning book Rapture of the Deep: Reflections on the Wild in Art, Wilderness and the Sacred, will begin over dinner with the author, Doug Thorpe (see above), on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. in the Presidents Dining Room. (Subsequent sessions will be scheduled by consensus of the group that evening.) Copies of the book are available at no charge in the CVR. Please stop by, pick up a copy, and RSVP for the dinner (or phone x7169 or e-mail Amy Pehrson by Tuesday, Sept. 16). Noted environmental activist and author Bill McKibben says of the book, “Doug Thorpe helps us understand what Thoreau really meant when he said that in wildness is the preservation of the world.”
     The second discussion group will be focused on 1966 Gustavus graduate Richard Leider’s most recent book, Something To Live For: Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life. This group will meet over lunch (noon-1 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Lounge, next to the PDR) on the following Wednesdays: Oct. 1, Oct. 15, and Nov. 5. An additional session will be over breakfast with the author on Thursday, Oct. 30, 8:30 a.m. in the PDR. Again, copies of the book are available at no charge in the CVR. Please stop by, pick up a copy, and sign up for the discussions and the breakfast (or contact Amy in the CVR). Leider is an internationally respected executive coach, consultant, and author of several books on meaning, purpose, and vocation.

Recital Features World Premiere... John McKay (music, emeritus) will present a piano recital on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. His program includes Haydn's "Genzinger" Sonata, Brahms's Eight Piano Pieces Opus 96, Chopin's Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, and the world premiere of Mortimer Barron's The Six Wives of Henry VIII. (Composer Barron, who lives in Providence, R.I., will be in attendance.) Admission is free. This concert is part of a tour of 10 cities in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Iowa made possible in part with the assistance of a McKnight Fellowship grant awarded by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation.

International Peace Day Lecture... Join in the celebration of International Day of Peace with a free, public lecture by Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer titled "Peacemaking and Human Rights: A Call for Faithful Action," on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium of Nobel Hall of Science. The event is co-sponsored by Amnesty International and St. Peter United Methodist Fellowship. For more information, contact Amy Jo Bur at or 507-341-1760.

Gustavus Library Associates’ Membership Tea at the President’s Home... Gustavus Library Associates cordially invites you to the Fall Membership Tea hosted by President Jack and Kris Ohle on Monday, Sept. 22, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the President’s campus home.  Created in 1977, this preeminent academic library-support group has been dedicated to the support and advancement of Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library. With an active membership of nearly 500, GLA has built a library endowment in excess of $2.5 million that supports the academic program of the College. All friends and friends of friends are welcome to attend. For additional information contact GLA board member Ginny Bakke at x7571, or Dana Lamb at x7550 in the Office of Marketing and Communication.

The New Minnesotans... As part of a series of presentations addressing the theme "Saint Peter – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," the Continuing Education program has scheduled a visit by journalist Gregg Aamot on Tuesday, Sept. 23. His talk will take place beginning at 7 p.m. in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum. Cost is $9 for the public (free to Gustavus employees and students. Aamot has written about immigrants and refugees for the Associated Press and Minnesota newspapers for 15 years. He will discuss the core theme of his book, The New Minnesotans. This theme includes the efforts of these newcomers—Hmong, Somalis, Hispanics and others—to adapt to a different culture. He will also reflect on Minnesota's immigrant past, comparing and contrasting that long-ago era with today's wave of newcomers.

'Explore the Call'... Seminary & Divinity School Day will be held at Gustavus on Thursday, Sept. 25. This is an event sponsored by the Office of Church Relations. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Bishop Jon Anderson of the South West Minnesota Synod of the ELCA will give the homily during daily Chapel. A fair featuring representatives from 17 seminaries and divinity schools will be held in the Heritage Room from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bishop Jon Anderson will speak during Chapel. During a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in Alumni Hall, featured speaker Lee Clarke will present the keynote address, "Explore the Call: Open the Door to Possibilities." Six afternoon breakout sessions will be held in various locations in the Jackson Campus Center between 1:30 and 3:15 p.m. on specialized ministries, what it's like to be a pastor, the many options for theological graduate study, the ELCA candidacy process, financing a theological education, and, in a special session for underclassmen, the practical and academic aspects of theological graduate study. The event is aimed at students who want to explore these graduate school options, and interested faculty members, staff, and others are also welcome for some or all of the day (and the luncheon). Students from other colleges in the area have also been invited to attend, which will enrich the day even further. There is no charge for the event, but you must preregister for the luncheon (x7001).

Preview the 2008 Nobel Conference... On Monday, Sept. 29, the Continuing Education program has scheduled a preview of the upcoming Nobel Conference 44, "Who Were the First Humans?" From 7 to 8 p.m., conference chair Tim Robinson (psychology) will lead the discussion at the Melva Lind Interpretive Center of Linnaeus Arboretum. Cost is $9 for the public (free for Gustavus students & employees). Human beings have always contemplated our origins: Where did we come from? What were our ancestors like? How did they live? The panel assembled to address these questions at the October conference will include a paleogeneticist, a population geneticist, a paleoanthropologist, an archeologist, and an evolutionary psychologist. A theologian will lead the discussion about human uniqueness. At the preview, Robinson will provide a layman's introduction to these lines of inquiry and other important questions. Call x6181 to reserve a place.

Alumnus Is 2008 Out of Scandinavia Artist-in-Residence... Lars Löfgren, a 1958 graduate of the College who is the former head of the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm, Sweden, and also former head of the Nordic Museum in the same city, will be on campus as the 2008 Out of Scandinavia artist-in-residence. As part of the residency, which extends from Sept. 29 until Oct. 9, Löfgren will meet with students and faculty in the classroom and at special events and dinners. He will present a public lecture titled “Secrets of the Theatre” in Alumni Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The Out of Scandinavia program was initiated in 1989 to develop stronger cultural ties with the Nordic countries and to make American audiences better aware of Scandinavian contributions to the general field of the arts. Contact Roland Thorstensson at x7423 or for Löfgren’s complete schedule.     

Mark Your Calendars Now... The Herbert and Mary Jane Lefler Lecture program will bring Pulitizer Prize-winning historian James M. McPherson of Princeton University, another distinguished member of the Class of 1958, to campus Oct. 13-14, 2008.

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Pride Festival in Mankato... The seventh annual South Central Minnesota Pride Festival takes place Sept. 12-14 in Mankato. A Pride Kickoff Party featuring "Queeraoke" opens the celebration at Pub 500 (500 Front St., Mankato) on Friday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Among the events on Saturday, Sept. 13, are a 5K Fun Run, 8 a.m., Sibley Park, Mankato; a parade on Riverfront Drive (from Rock St. to Main St.) beginning at 11 a.m.; the Pride Festival in Sibley Park from noon to 5:30 p.m., featuring food vendors, a beer tent, live music, exhibitors, lawn games, kid’s crafts, and more; and a Pride Dance Party, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., at the Morson-Ario VFW Hall (1900 Riverfront Drive; $5 at the door, 18 to enter, 21 to drink). The festival concludes on Sunday, Sept. 14, with a Pride Service at 10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church (937 Charles Ave.) featuring the music of Ovation. More information is available online at

'Politics and Moral Values' at Good Counsel... The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) will host a presentation titled “Holding Politics Accountable to Moral Values - Looking at the Issues” on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. at the Good Counsel Provincial House (170 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato). With the media attention around the political conventions and the two major presidential candidates and who they chose for their running mates, there is also the need to look at social justice and the Gospel message of universal love. Sister Jeanne Wingenter, SSND, will explore the moral issues underlying the political and social issues of this presidential campaign. This session will be held in the SSND Conference Center and is free and open to the public. The Justice Series is a monthly presentation on current social and political issues from a religious and moral perspective, addressing issues critical to the enablement of persons and the promotion of human dignity. Each session will be facilitated by Sister Jeanne, who is the 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.

Weight Watchers Series Offered... Scholarship America invites interested Gustavus community members to join their Weight Watchers "At Work" series, a 17-week program that includes free e-tools. Cost for the series, which runs from Sept. 15, 2008, to Feb. 5, 2009, is $186. Scholarship America has a tremendously successful group going—25 members have lost more than 650 lbs! For more details, attend an open house meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 12:15 p.m. at Scholarship America or contact

Join the Choral Society... Singers are invited to join the Saint Peter Choral Society, now in its 29th season, to prepare for two upcoming concerts: one the Welsh Festival of Song on Sept. 28 and the other a program of Great Opera Choruses to be performed in LeSueur on January 31, 2009, and in Jussi Björling Recital Hall the following evening, Feb. 1, 2009. Michael Jorgensen (music), Mary Solberg (religion), and 2000 Gustavus graduate Roy Heilman will be featured soloists in the latter concert. Rehearsals will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church (511 S. 5th St., St. Peter) on Monday evenings from 7:15 to 9 p.m. There are no auditions or membership fees. For more information, contact director Sara McKay at 934-6176.

Specially Priced Fitness Studio Memberships... The Pulse fitness & training studio in St. Peter is offering special prices for student memberships. The studio offers Boot Camp, Pilates, yoga, strength, core, Xtreme Step, interval, and more. Phone 934-1157, or check out the website at The Pulse located in the woolen mill building next to the Food Co-op.

Extraordinary People

Peg O'Connor (philosophy and GWS) has published a new monograph titled Morality and Our Complicated Form of Life: Feminist Wittgensteinian Metaethics (Penn State Press, 2008).

Rebecca Fremo (English) has had two poems published. "Jesus Goes to the Dentist" and "Lac Qui Parle Show and Tell" both appear in County Lines (Loonfeather Press, 2008), an anthology sponsored by the League of Minnesota Poets to help commemorate the state's sesquicentennial.

Katherine Knutson (political science) is the author of a chapter titled "Women, Religion, and the American Presidency" in the recently published book Religion, Race, and the American Presidency (Rowman & LIttlefield, 2008).

Priscilla Briggs (art & art history) has been selected to receive a $25,000 fellowship from the McKnight Foundation to support her work in the field of photography. She plans to use the fellowship to work on a photography and video project related to the path of consumer goods produced in China for export to the United States. The project will include a series of portraits of both the manufacturers in China and the consumers in the United States. Including this year’s awards, the Minnesota-based McKnight Foundation has funded more than 1,350 artist fellowships since 1982. McKnight currently gives about $1.7 million per year to support fellowship programs run by nonprofit arts organizations representing 12 different artistic mediums.

Student News

The Gustavus chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society for political science, was one of four schools to receive the "Best Chapter Award" for the 2007-2008 school year. (There are 687 chapters nationwide.) Additionally, Pi Sigma Alpha member Michelle J. Price '08 was one of two runners-up nationally in the "Best Undergraduate Class Paper" contest sponsored by the organization. Her paper, which focused on the politics affecting the pharmaceutical industry, was written in her senior seminar course with Professor Richard Leitch (political science).

Congregational Outreach

Partners in Education... One presenters is scheduled for this week: Garrett Paul (religion), who will be giving his presentation, "God and Politics," at 8:45 a.m. and 10:05 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, at Incarnation Lutheran Church in North Oaks, Minn. Partners in Education is a program coordinated by the Office of Church Relations for which participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentations for adult forums, workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.

Preaching in Congregations... Darrell Jodock (religion) will be preaching at the 10 a.m. service at First Lutheran Church in Le Sueur, Minn., on Sunday, Sept. 14.

Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a staff retreat for Gloria Dei Lutheran Church from St. Paul, Minn., from Sunday, Sept. 14, to Tuesday, Sept. 16. A day retreat for adults from Normandale Lutheran Church from Edina, Minn., will be on campus Wednesday, Sept. 17. This retreat is hosted by the Office of Church Relations. The Office of Church Relations also will host a confirmation retreat for Peace Lutheran Church From Bloomington, Minn., on Friday, Sept. 12, and Saturday, Sept. 13.

Music in Worship... A string ensemble from Gustavus will play for a luncheon at First Lutheran Church in Le Sueur, Minn., on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 11:15 a.m. 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:

  • Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship Program... The Bush Artist Fellowship program supports artists in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota with significant financial and professional development support designed to enable them to further their work and encourage community dialogue. The 2009 fellowships will be awarded in the following five categories: 1) Literary Arts; 2) Script Works; 3) Performance-based Work; 4) Music Composition; and 5) Traditional and Ethnic Performing Arts. Artists may use a fellowship to explore new directions, continue work already in progress, or accomplish work not financially feasible otherwise. The program will provide up to 15 artists with unrestricted grants of $48,000 each, distributed over 12- to 24-month periods. In addition, fellows will receive up to $2,000 each to plan and implement an individual communications strategy. Deadlines are Nov. 7, 2008, for Literary Arts and Script Works and Nov. 14, 2008, for Performance-based Work, Music Composition, and Traditional and Ethnic Performing Arts. Public information meetings are held each year in September and October to provide potential applicants with an opportunity to learn more about the program and ask questions. Please see for the complete schedule of meeting dates and locations as well as program guidelines.

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 locally, regionally, or around the nation:

  • Gustavus and its arboretum earned mention in an article on insect diversity and opportunities for entomological discovery on college campuses by Clemson University entomologist Al Wheeler published in the Spring 2008 issue of American Entomologist.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story in its Tuesday, Sept. 2, Sports section about this year’s Athletics Hall of Fame inductees.
  • KEYC-TV ran stories on its 6, 9, and 10 p.m. newscasts about the first day of classes and the opening convocation ceremony. Video of President Ohle’s homily was shown.
  • The Star Tribune printed a MIAC football preview in its Wednesday, Sept. 3, Sports section. A paragraph about Gustavus was included.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on the front page of its Thursday, Sept. 4 Valley section about the Camp Darfur exhibit. Elizabeth Jenner (sociology & anthropology) was quoted in the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story and a color photo on the front page of its Thursday, Sept. 4, Sports section about senior volleyball player Emily Klein. Klein and head coach Kari Eckheart were quoted in the story.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a guest column by President Ohle about the Amethyst Initiative in its Thursday, Sept. 4, edition.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a story on the front page of its Thursday, Sept. 4, Sports section about football coach Jay Schoenebeck’s planned resignation. Schoenebeck and Athletics Director Al Molde were quoted in the story.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed news briefs about the Camp Darfur exhibit, Christmas in Christ Chapel, and the 2008-09 Anderson Theatre schedule in its Sept. 4 edition. The Herald also printed a color photo of Gustie Greeters John Bennetts and John Anderson welcoming first-year students to campus.
  • The Minnesota Daily (Univ. of Minnesota student newspaper) printed a story on Thursday, Sept. 4, about the Amethyst Initiative. Gustavus was mentioned in the story.
  • KEYC-TV ran a story on its 6, 9, and 10 p.m. newscasts on Thursday, Sept. 4, about the Camp Darfur exhibit on campus.
  • The Mankato Free Press editorial page for Saturday, Sept. 6, gave Gustavus a "thumbs up" for hosting the Camp Darfur exhibit.
  • Mankato Free Press columnist Brian Ojanpa wrote a column printed on Saturday, Sept. 6, about the Camp Darfur exhibit that appeared at Gustavus.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on the front page of its Monday, Sept. 8, Sports section about the men’s soccer team. Head coach Larry Zelenz and senior Ben Eriksson were quoted.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on page 4 of its Monday, Sept. 8 Sports section with a headline of "Gustavus excels in fall golf tournaments."

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


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For Sale: 1997 Ford Taurus wagon. 172,000 miles; in good shape. "It has been in one family," says Nicole Hoiland (art & art history). "My 80-year-old father drove it for eight years and my 30-year-old brother drove it for three years while getting his Ph.D. It has been well taken care of. If you're interested e-mail me 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"
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Project Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Tomorrow "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Sep 22 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Sep 23 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"
4 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Thomas (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
Sep 24 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
12:301:20 p.m. New Faculty Orientation Session
3:305 p.m. Reconciliation Circle with Cânté Sütá-Francis Bettelyoun videoconference or telephone
4:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Luther (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
Sep 25 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 "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.
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. Peer Assistants host SNL Arena
Sep 27 Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
"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.
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Sep 28 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
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

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 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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