The Yellow Sheet for September 25
Volume 41, Number 4
Volume 41, Number 4
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Tenure Letter Deadline Is Tomorrow... Eight 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), and 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. Letters are due by tomorrow, 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.
Book Discussion Group Forms... A book discussion group is forming to discuss 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 Presidents Dining Room. 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.
Parking Lots to Close... The Lund parking lot and the Visitor parking lot adjacent to the Campus Center will be closed starting at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, and continuing through Saturday, Oct. 5, due to the Celebrate Gustavus, Inauguration, and Family Weekend events. The Lund parking lot will close again at 11 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 6, through Wed., Oct. 8, due to the Nobel Conference. Anyone arriving on campus during Nobel Conference should allow additional time for travel and parking around campus. Traffic will be directed by College personnel at each entrance. With the exception of the Lund and Visitor lots, all parking lots will be considered "open parking." Vehicles may be parked in any red, yellow, or green parking space without regard to permit color from Thursday, Oct. 2, through Sunday, Oct. 5, and again from Tuesday, Oct. 7, through Wednesday, Oct. 8. If you have questions, contact Safety and Security (x8809).
Scarecrow Contest Entries Invited... Gather together your department, student organization, or friends and start brainstorming a creative scarecrow idea for the Fall Fest Open House in the Linnaeus Arboretum. Prizes will be awarded to the teams that have constructed the most original scarecrows. Straw will be provided at the Borgeson Cabin starting Wednesday, Oct. 1, for your building needs. The scarecrow should be positioned near the Borgeson Cabin ready for judging by 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 3. Please notify campus naturalist Bob Dunlap (Linnaeus Arboretum) of your intent to build a scarecrow by Monday, Sept. 29, so that he can insure an adequate straw supply.
Employee Tuition Benefits Meeting... On Monday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. there will be an informational session in the Board Room of Jackson Campus Center on employee tuition benefits, led by Kirk Carlson (student financial assistance) and Richard Aune (admission) for all interested employees. Call Kirk at x6362 for more information.
Retirement Counseling... A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus on October 21, 22, and 23 for individual counseling sessions. There are a limited number of openings. To schedule an appointment, go to the TIAA-CREF website at www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-800-732-8353.
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. 26 -
Deirdre Rosenfeld (student affairs)
- Sunday, Sept. 28 - Vicar Peter Bauck
- Monday, Sept. 29 - Interfaith Observance: Rosh Hashanah; Gwen Freed (marketing & communication)
- Tuesday, Sept. 30 - Mary McHugh (classics)
- Wednesday, Oct. 1 - Morning Praise
- Thursday, Oct. 2 - Lars Löfgren, Out of Scandinavia artist-in-residence
- Friday, Oct. 3 - Inauguration Event: basso/baritone Simon Estes
Welsh Weekend of Song... The 2008 Welsh Weekend of Song Concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall on Saturday, Sept. 27. The concert, focusing on Welsh folk tunes, features Amy Kortuem, Mankato harpist, and her Celtic Band. Tickets for the concert ($12 adults, $5 students) are available at the Gustavus Ticket Center, on the lower level of the Jackson Student Center.
The second event of the WWS is Welsh Hymn Festival of Choirs at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the First Presbyterian Church in Mankato (Broad and Hickory). There is no admission charge for the Festival but a free will offering will be received. Copies of the information brochure about the WWS are available at the Gustavus Ticket Office or Björling Recital Hall lobby, or from WWS president Ronald Green (education, emeritus) at 507-934-4122.
Artaria String Quartet Returns... Minneapolis-based Artaria String Quartet returns to Gustavus Adolphus College on Sunday, Sept. 28, and reunites with Gustavus pianist Yumiko Oshima-Ryan for a concert including works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Dmitri Shostakovich. Sunday's event begins at 3 p.m. with a pre-concert lecture in Björling Recital Hall. The concert follows at 3:30 p.m.
The Artaria String Quartet is well-known throughout the region for their work with the Minnesota Valley Sommarfest. Four years ago they joined with pianist Yumiko Oshima-Ryan to present the Brahms Piano Quintet as part of that series. For this concert, the quartet will open with the four-movement String Quartet Op. 18 in G major by Ludwig van Beethoven. Following intermission, they will be joined by Pianist Oshima-Ryan to perform Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Quintet Op. 57 in G minor. The performance is sponsored by the Ethel and Edgar Johnson Endowment for the Arts and is free and open to the public. A reception for the artist will follow the performance.
Out of Scandinavia... Lars Löfgren, a 1958 graduate of the College who is the former head of the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm, Sweden, and also of the Nordic Museum in the same city, will be on campus from Sept. 29 until Oct. 9 as the 2008 Out of Scandinavia artist-in-residence. As part of the residency, Löfgren will meet with students and faculty in the classroom and at special events and dinners. He also will present a public lecture titled “Secrets of the Theater” in Alumni Hall 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for Löfgren’s complete schedule.
'Celebrate Gustavus' Next Week... A week of events surrounding the inauguration of President Jack R. Ohle opens with "Celebrate Gustavus: Student Homecoming and Inaugural Week Kickoff" in the Evelyn Young Dining Room on Sunday, Sept. 28, beginning at 6 p.m. The community is invited to a number of inauguration events, as listed below:
- "Celebrate Gustavus: A Community of Learners," a lecture by John W. Churchill, secretary of Phi Beta Kappa, and reception for the Gustavus community hosted by the faculty, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Alumni Hall
- "Celebrate Gustavus: Inauguration of President Jack R. Ohle," Friday, Oct. 3, 3:30 p.m., Christ Chapel
- "Celebrate Gustavus: A Gala Evening," hosted by the Board of Trustees and President Jack and Kris Ohle for current employees, spouses, and invited guests (by invitation, RSVP required), Friday, Oct. 3, reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., Lund Center Arena
- "Celebrate Gustavus: Inaugural Tree Dedication." Saturday, Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m., Linnaeus Arboretum
- "Celebrate Gustavus: Oktoberfest," buffet dinner ($7 per person at the door) with entertainment, Saturday, Oct. 4, following homecoming football game, Lund Center Forum
Nobel Conference Probes Emergence of Modern Humans... Faculty members, administrators, support staff, and students may still pick up a complimentary ticket for the Nobel Conference lectures scheduled for Oct. 7 and 8. Employees should visit the Office of Marketing and Communication to claim theirs; students should ask at the Information Center in Jackson Campus Center. Six respected speakers will discuss evidence about the first modern humans and what we may learn from them about surviving the global challenges we face as a species today:
- Curtis Marean, professor of anthropology, Institute of Human Origins, Arizona State University - "The African Evidence for the Origins of Modern Human Behavior," Tuesday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.
- Svante Pääbo, director, Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany - "A Neandertal View of Human Origins," Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m.
- Marcus Feldman, director, Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies, Stanford University - "The History of Migration and Selection Seen through the Human Genome," Tuesday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m.
- Dennis Stanford, head, Division of Archaeology, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. - "The Ice-Age Discovery of the Americas: Constructing an Iberian Solution," Wednesday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.
- Robin Dunbar, director, Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom - "Mind the Gap: Why Humans Aren't Just Great Apes," Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m.
- J. Wentzel van Huyssteen, professor of theology and science, Princeton Theological Seminary - "Human Origins and Religious Awareness – An Interdisciplinary Challenge for Theology?" Wednesday, Oct. 8, 3 p.m.
In addition to the lectures, several other events complementing the topic have been scheduled, including a demonstration of atlatl dart throwing during the lunch break on both Tuesday and Wednesday; a demonstration of flintknapping during Wednesday's lunch break; an opening reception for the Hillstrom Museum of Art's current exhibition (6-8 p.m. on Tuesday); a special Tuesday evening presentation (6:30 p.m. in Lund Center Arena) titled "The Peopling of Minnesota," featuring Minnesota State Archaeologist Scott Anfinson and Guy Gibbon from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota; and the Nobel Conference Concert (8 p.m. on Tuesday in Christ Chapel), titled "Musical Tales of Human Creation" and featuring the Gustavus Choir and the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra.
Lefler Lecture... 1958 graduate Jim McPherson, a Pulitzer Prize winner who is viewed by many as the preeminent living Civil War historian, will be on campus in October to deliver this year's Lefler Lecture. The lecture, which is open to the public without charge, is slated for Monday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall. McPherson will be in class earlier in the day and on Tuesday morning will hold an open discussion and question-and-answer event in the Jackson Center. His new book, Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief, which is scheduled to come out the week prior to his being on campus, will be available for sale and signing.
Arts and Crafts... Check out the ninth annual Arts, Crafts, and Antiques Sale this weekend (Friday, Sept. 26, 1-6 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.) at the St. Peter Community Center.
Alpaca Road Trip... Cozy Acres Alpacas is part of the fifth annual Nation Wide Farm Tour on Sept. 27-28 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days). See, feel, and learn about alpacas. Alpacas, alpaca products, and gifts will be available for sale. Cozy Acres Alpacas is located at 34456 405th Ave. If you have any questions, give Kathy Erlandsen (institutional advancement) a call at 952-994-4560.
'King Corn' Documentary to be Screened... Join the Nicollet County Historical Society and partners St. Peter Food Co-Op, Gustavus Adolphus Department of English, Renewing the Countryside, and the St. Peter United Methodist Fellowship in welcoming filmmaker Ian Cheney to the Treaty Site History Center (1851 N. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter) on Oct. 10 to screen his critically-acclaimed film, King Corn. This absolutely free event is a very special opportunity to meet a heralded young filmmaker and see his important movie. King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat—and how we farm. Filmmaker Cheney will be at the Treaty Site History Center Friday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. to screen the film and answer questions. For more information, call Jessica Brockberg at 507-934-2160.
- Nadine Myers, 83, mother of Don Myers (art & art history, Hillstrom Museum of Art), died Tuesday, Sept. 16. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ceylon, Minn., with visitation there on Friday, Sept. 26, 4-7 p.m. Funeral arrangements are being made by Zaharia Funeral Home, Truman, Minn.
- Retired Book Mark manager B. Jeanette (Jean) Larson died on Sept. 19 at Redeemer Residence in Minneapolis. She was 92. Memorial services are planned for Saturday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. at the Gilbert Teaching Pond in Linneaus Arboretum and at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter.
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 email@example.com). 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.
The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
- Mitchell Deets, athletic trainer (athletics)
- Assistant Director of Alumni Relations (institutional advancement)
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).
Partners in Education... Presenters scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 28, include Kirk Carlson (student financial assistance), who will be giving his talk, "Financing a College Education," at 6 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minn. Darrel Jodock (religion) will be giving his talk, "Sorting Out Conflicting Approaches to the Bible," at 9:30 a.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church in Minnetonka, Minn. Mary Solberg (religion) will be giving her talk, "A Fresh Look at Martin Luther and his Works," at 9:30 a.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, Minn. Patricia Kazarow will be talking about "Hymns and Their Stories" at First Lutheran Church in Columbia Heights, Minn., at 9:55 a.m. 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.
Preaching in Congregations... The Rev. Grady St. Dennis (church relations) will be preaching for the Healing Waters Parish on Sunday, Sept. 28. He will be at Augustana Lutheran Church in Clarkfield, Minn., at 9 a.m. and at Bergen Lutheran Church in Granite Falls, Minn., at 10:30 a.m. This program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.
Retreats... The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for St. John Lutheran Church from Northfield, Minn., on Saturday, Sept. 27. Church Relations will also host a retreat for Trinity Lutheran Church from Owatonna, Minn., on Sunday, Sept. 28.
Music in Worship... Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Marilyn Beyer (x7001).
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
- 2009-2010 Fellowships at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University for Natural Scientists and Mathematicians... Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic disciplines, professional fields, and creative arts. Stipends are funded up to $70,000 for one year, with additional funds for project expenses. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University. Residence in the Boston area and participation in the Institute community are required during the fellowship year, which extends from September 2009 through June 30, 2010. There are two types of fellowships. The next deadline is December 1 for the competition for natural scientists and mathematicians. For more information and application materials or to view a list of past fellows, please see http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowship program.aspx.
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media locally, regionally, or around the nation:
- The Mankato Free Press printed a story on the front page of its Tuesday, Sept. 16, Valley section about the John Pomfret lecture. Pomfret and freshman Erin Simon were quoted.
- ELCA.org posted a story on the Nobel Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 16.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a news brief on the front page of its Wednesday, Sept. 17, Currents section about 1999 Gustavus graduate and voice teacher Tim O’Brien.
- The Mankato Free Press quoted Glenn Barnette (economics) several times in a front-page story on Thursday, Sept. 18, about the federal government bailing out AIG.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a story on the front page of its Thursday, Sept. 18, Currents section about fall music, theatre, arts, and dance events at Gustavus.
- The St. Peter Herald printed a story and color photo about emeritus professor John McKay’s piano recital in its Thursday, Sept. 18, edition.
- The St. Peter Herald printed a front-page story and color photo about the Sept. 11 vigil organized by College Republicans in its Thursday, Sept. 18, edition. Senior Carla Shutrop was quoted.
- KEYC-TV ran stories on its 6, 9, and 10 p.m. newscasts on Thursday, Sept. 18, about Gustavus and four other higher education institutions collaborating to form the Collegiate Leadership Academy.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a story on the front page of its Friday, Sept. 19 Currents section about John McKay’s piano recital.
- The Star Tribune printed a news brief about sophomore football player Paul Stommes in its Friday, Sept. 19, Sports section.
- Foodservice Director magazine printed an article about GustieWare in its Sept. 15 edition. Steve Kjellgren (Dining Services) was quoted in the story.
- Chris Gilbert (political science) appeared on Minnesota Public Radio’s Midday program on Friday, Sept. 19, to discuss politics.
- KEYC-TV ran a feature story on its Friday, Sept. 19 newscasts about senior football player Chad Arlt, after he broke the school’s all-time record for receiving yards. Arlt was interviewed.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a story and photo in its Saturday, Sept. 20 Sports section about women’s tennis players Sam Frank and Megan Gaard advancing in the ITA Midwest Regional Tournament.
- President Ohle was interviewed on KNUJ-860 AM during halftime of the football game vs. Hamline on Saturday, Sept. 20.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a news brief about the lecture given on campus by Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on the front page of its Sunday, Sept. 21, Currents section.
- The Star Tribune printed a story about the current exhibit at the Hillstrom Museum of Art in its Sunday, Sept. 21, Variety section.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a front-page story about enrollments at area colleges in its Sunday, Sept. 21, edition. David Menk (institutional research) was quoted in the story.
Anyone who has suggested additions for this list, suggestions for potential future media stories, or interest in being a media source should contact Marketing and Communication (x7520 or email@example.com).
For Sale: 1997 Ford Taurus wagon for sale, $2,000. 172,000 miles; good, safe car. Contact Nicole Roberts Hoiland (art & art history) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home for Sale: 2011 Moore Drive. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths in new development on north end of St. Peter. Home is 3-year-old split level with 2,300 square feet; two-stall attached garage. Asking $204,900. Contact Tony Pasiak (formerly institutional advancement) at 507-261-9800 or email@example.com.
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