The Yellow Sheet for October 16

October 16, 2008 | Volume 41, Number 7

Volume 41, Number 7

News & Announcements

Reading Break... The College will observe Reading Break this year from Saturday, Oct. 18, through Tuesday, Oct. 21. No classes will be held on Monday or Tuesday (Oct. 20 and 21).

'Explore Gustavus'... A reminder that the Admission Office is hosting "Explore Gustavus" today and tomorrow, Oct. 16 and 17. More that 400 prospective students and their families are visiting the campus over these two days. If you see visitors looking lost or hesitant, make them feel welcome with a smile or hello, and offer any assistance they may need as they navigate campus.

Hall of Fame Banquet on Oct. 25... The 2008 Athletics Hall of Fame banquet will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, with a 5 p.m. reception and 6 p.m. dinner scheduled. Cost is $15 per person. This year's inductees are: Milt Brostrom '49 - benefactor; Sue Erlandson Breckner '83 - volleyball; Sarah Edmonds Harris '93 - cross country; Heather Thorson Kittelsen '92 - softball; Steve McDermott '88 - basketball and soccer; Andy Micheletti '72 - hockey; Mary Sutherland Ryerse '90 - tennis; Ginny Schafer '93 - soccer; and Tim Schwartz '90 - baseball and football.

'Commission Gustavus 150' Announced... President Ohle and the Gustavus Board of Trustees have announced "Commission Gustavus 150," a major initiative to chart the College’s future and plan for its sesquicentennial in 2011-12. Warren Beck ’67, president of Edina-based Gabbert and Beck who has served twice as chair of the Board of Trustees and was instrumental in the 1998 tornado recovery effort, will lead the commission.
     Commission Gustavus 150 is a process designed to involve all the College’s constituents in integrating and expanding the College’s strategic plan and making recommendations for the College’s future advancement. The commission will engage approximately 500 alumni, church leaders, community partners, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, students, and other friends in examining the College’s strategic plan and the College’s heritage and strengths.
     The Commission comprises eight task forces that will examine different aspects of the College’s strategic mission, core values, and future aspirations. The task forces are intentionally heavily weighted with off-campus constituents in order to gain broader input and ideas regarding the internally created strategic plan. In addition to the off-campus members there are three or four faculty members, two administrators/staff, and two students being asked to serve on each task force. The eight task forces are the Task Force on Academic Affairs and New Initiatives; the Task Force on Interdisciplinary Programs; the Task Force on Student Life; the Task Force on Community Engagement; the Task Force on Global and Multicultural Initiatives; the Task Force on Faith; the Task Force on Stewardship; and the Task Force on Facilities and Finances.
     The task forces will be informed in their deliberations by data gathered from a series of local and national "summit meetings" involving alumni, church leaders, and other friends of the College and by relevant information reported by the faculty, staff, and students. In January, the on-campus community will have opportunity to participate in a similar dialogue. Each task force will make specific recommendations to the Board of Trustees by the end of this academic year. These recommendations will be focused mainly on concepts and less on implementation logistics. They will then be available for on-campus and off-campus constituents to review and provide input on priorities. The Board of Trustees will consider the recommendations and priorities submitted and determine a final list of priorities to be announced at Homecoming 2009. In the end, the tactical implementation will remain with the faculty, administrators, and staff. This exciting and significant effort will have a dramatic impact on the future advancement of Gustavus Adolphus College. Thank you in advance for your involvement.

Travel Policy Updated... The President's Cabinet has updated the College Travel Policy. The policy may be viewed by clicking on the following link:

Employee and Retiree Flu Shot Clinic... On Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 7 to 11 a.m. and from noon to 4 p.m., flu shots will be offered to Gustavus employees and retirees on a first-come, first-served basis in Alumni Hall. Shots will be administered by Homeland Health Specialists, Inc. Employees and retirees who participate must bring their insurance card to the flu shot clinic. The following health plans will be accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthPartners, Preferred One, Medica, and Medicare. Homeland Health Specialists will be billing your insurance and your plan will pay according to your coverage. Cash or check will be accepted for individuals who do not have health insurance. The cost of the flu shot is $23.

Help Us Rename the 'Yellow Sheet'... When the College's internal newsletter was first produced, it was printed weekly on both sides of an 8.5x14-inch sheet of canary paper (hence the name, Yellow Sheet) and mailed through the campus post office or "delivered by carrier" to the campus community. Now that it is an electronic file on the College's website, it is no longer either yellow or a sheet. As we in the Office of Marketing and Communication have discussed newsletter changes and redesign ideas, we also have bandied about some new names that may better reflect today's newsletter. Here's where you can help us: Read through the list of name finalists below and send an e-mail to by Oct. 23 indicating your favorite. We'll tally the responses and let you know if a winner emerges. (You'll note that Yellow Sheet remains among the finalists—some traditions are hard to kill...) The six finalists are: Hilltopper, Inside Gustavus (or Insider), On the Hill, This Week @ Gustavus, Three Flag Times, and Yellow Sheet.

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, Oct. 17 - Alice Musabende, Darfur Awareness
  • Sunday, Oct. 19 - NO CHAPEL (Reading Break)
  • Monday, Oct. 20 - NO CHAPEL (Reading Break)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21 - NO CHAPEL (Reading Break)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 22 - Morning Praise
  • Thursday, Oct. 23 - The Rev. Grady St. Dennis (church relations)
  • Friday, Oct. 24 - Chaplain Brian Johnson

Scholar of Nazi Persecution Speaks Tonight... Simon Sibelman, chair of modern languages at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, will be giving a presentation tonight (Thursday, Oct. 16) at 7 p.m. in Confer 127. Titled "Nazi Persecution of Jews and Homosexuals in France," the presentation will include the screening of a film titled Un Amour a Taire (A Love to Hide, 2005) and conversation following the screening. This presentation, sponsored by the Department of English, the First Term Seminar program, and the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, is included in the events of National Coming Out Week. Encourage your classes to attend.

Luncheon with Ann Bancroft... On Tuesday, Oct. 21, noon-1 p.m., the South Central Service Cooperative brings polar explorer and philanthropist Ann Bancroft to Alumni Hall for a luncheon, presentation, and book-signing as part of the cooperative's fourth annual Science and Nature Conference for students in grades 3-9, which is being held on the Gustavus campus. Bancroft will share her incredible journeys with the audience by means of a multi-media presentation utilizing historic images and film. Telling about her past journeys and stories of adventure, she motivates audiences to overcome obstacles by showing how she stayed true to her dream. There will be a book-signing following the luncheon; books will be available for purchase. The luncheon is open to all interested persons; cost is $25 per person ($10 for students). To register, visit and click on “Events.” (Registration deadline was Oct. 15, but maybe you can still get in.) For more information, visit, e-mail, or phone 651-808-1958.

Fireside Chats Scheduled Again This Year... The Fireside Chats in Linnaeus Arboretum will continue this year. As in the past, the monthly informal conversations focus on topics of interest to the Gustavus community and provide opportunities to meet with new staff and preview new programs on campus. Attendees will again gather by the fireplace hearth in the Lind Interpretive Center to enjoy discussions and lunch. Scheduled on Fridays at 11:30 a.m., these events give community members opportunities to try out new ideas, learn about new initiatives, and get the “lowdown” on campus life. Brief presentations are followed by plenty of time for questions and discussion. Bring your own lunch, or purchase one at the Interpretive Center. Topic ideas for future Fireside Chats are always welcome. The first Fireside Chat is with President Jack Ohle on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 11:30 a.m. Come meet our new president as he discusses his plans for the College.

Free Clothes, Gently Used... The College's Greens will sponsor a clothing swap next week. Members will be tabling and accepting clothing donations on Wednesday, Oct. 22, and Thursday, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. They encourage the community to drop off clothes they don't wear anymore, or that don't fit anymore, or that they just don't want anymore. The official swap will be during the Greens' normal Thursday meeting time from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. It's all free, it discourages excessive consumerism, and it's a great example of recycling.

Faculty Shop Talk... Julie Gilbert (library) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2008-09 academic year. Her talk, titled "Beyond Wikipedia: Exploring a Research Agenda in Information Literacy," will be presented on Friday, Oct. 24, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lind Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive anytime after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed at

Nobel Laureate to Speak on Campus... Leon Lederman, winner of the Nobel Prize for physics in 1988 and the Pritzker Professor of Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology, will give a free public lecture at Gustavus on Friday, Oct. 24. Lederman’s lecture is titled “Why Did the U.S. Collaborate to Build an $8 Billion Particle Accelerator?” and will start at 7:30 p.m. in Room 103 of F.W. Olin Hall for Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science.
     In 1979, a fter a 28-year stint on the faculty of Columbia University, Lederman became director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill., where he supervised the construction and utilization of the first superconducting synchrotron (and at the time the highest energy accelerator in the world). In 1986 he helped to found the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, a three-year residence public school for gifted children in the state of Illinois. He is also one of the main proponents of the “Physics First” movement, which seeks to rearrange current high school science curriculum so that students would take physics before chemistry and biology. Lederman will address that topic at on Saturday, Oct. 25, when he addresses the Minnesota Area Association of Physics Teachers meeting hosted at Gustavus.

'Topsy Turvy Mouse' Opens 2008-09 Theatre Season... The Department of Theatre and Dance opens its 2008-09 Anderson Theatre season this weekend with Topsy Turvy Mouse. Written by Peter Gil-Sheridan and directed by Amy Seham, this award-winning play will be performed in Anderson Theatre on Oct. 24, 25, and 31 and Nov. 1 at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance on October 26 at 2 p.m.
     Topsy Turvy Mouse imagines the legacy of today's violence and the effect that it will have on future generations. Richie Haney has been sheltered from the truth of his family's past. When he discovers photographs of his parents' alleged crimes, he is both fascinated and confused. Armed with a camera of his own, he begins to experiment and role-play with his friend Amit, but the line between the virtual and real worlds is soon blurred. What seems like innocent fun soon turns destructive. As one character points out, if you act out the game, you're no longer just pretending. In both shocking and comic scenes, Topsy Turvy Mouse investigates questions of loneliness, fear, difference, and personal responsibility—questions that ultimately cause us to take stock of our entire value system. The production is one part of a larger commitment by the Department of Theatre and Dance to "emphasize the value of performance as a vital means of working for social justice and personal transformation." The cast features students from several academic departments including Gustavus seniors Ella Bonner and Rhea Muchalla; junior Andrea Gullixson; sophomores Eric Noun, Lydia Francis and Christian DeMarais; and first-year Ben Batz.
     Tickets are available through the Gustavus Ticket Center at 507-933-7590. Adult tickets are $7, student and senior citizen tickets $5, and Gustavus students and staff free of charge. Tickets not purchased in advance may be purchased at the Anderson Theatre Box Office beginning one hour prior to curtain.

Author/Educator Residency Enhances CVR Engagement Project... Author, scholar, and educator Laurent A. Parks Daloz will be in residence on campus for four days in late October and will give a public presentation, “From Armored Boy to Wise Old Man: How Men Grow Up . . . or Don't – Men for the 21st Century,” at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, in Alumni Hall. Daloz is senior fellow and co-director of the "Powers of Leadership" program at the Whidbey Institute in Clinton, Wash., and co-author of Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World (with his spouse, Sharon Daloz Parks, whom many in the Gustavus community know from her several books and her visits to campus in recent years in connection with the “Gustavus as a Mentoring Community” initiative of the Center for Vocational Reflection).
     Daloz, who is also author of the award-winning book Effective Teaching and Mentoring (second edition titled Mentor: Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners), served in Nepal with the Peace Corps and based his doctorate from Harvard on two years of research in New Guinea. He has published widely in adult education and is currently at work on a new book, From Armored Boy to Wise Old Man: How Men Grow Up . . . or Don't, which is the basis of his public presentation. He will also be facilitating a weekend student retreat on men’s leadership and vocation, giving the homily in Chapel on Monday morning, visiting a number of classes, and consulting with various groups and organizations throughout his four-day residency at Gustavus. His visit is in conjunction with Gustavus's selection as one of 15 colleges in the country to take part in a grant from the Lilly Endowment to develop pilot projects and disseminate best practices for increasing the level of college men's engagement in leadership, service, spirituality, and vocational reflection.

Chinese Writer to Read from Her Works... All are invited to hear acclaimed author Wang Ping read from her works on Thursday, Nov. 6, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center. The reading is open to the public without charge.
     Wang Ping was born in Shanghai and grew up on a small island in the East China Sea. After three years of farming in a mountain village, she attended Beijing University. In 1985 she left China to study in the United States, earning her Ph.D. from New York University. She is the acclaimed author of the short story collection American Visa (1994); the novel Foreign Devil (1996); two poetry collections, Of Flesh & Spirit (1998) and The Magic Whip (2003); the cultural study Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China (2000); and more recently Emperor Dragon (2006), a traditional Chinese folk tale, and The Last Communist Virgin (April 2007), a second collection of stories. Wang Ping is also the editor and co-translator of the anthology New Generation: Poetry from China Today (1999), and her writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council for the Arts for her poetry, and the Minnesota State Arts Board for her fiction.

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Music Professors Past and Present Team Up at Landmark Center... Michael Jorgensen (music) is singing with the Saint Paul Civic Symphony in a free concert this Sunday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Landmark Center in downtown Saint Paul, with Jeffrey Stirling on the podium. Jorgensen is featured as baritone soloist for Jerome Kern's "Ol' Man River." Also included in the program are Schumann's Symphony No. 3 ("Rhenish"), Grofe's Mississippi Suite, and selections from Copland's Old American Songs. Jeff Stirling, the Civic Symphony's music director, was the conductor of the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra for a one-year interim before Warren Friesen arrived in the fall of 2000.

Documentary on Voting Problems to be Screened... The League of Women Voters of St. Peter is sponsoring a public viewing of the 90-minute documentary "Stealing America, Vote by Vote," at St. Peter High School Little Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. This acclaimed non-partisan film, produced by Dorothy Fadiman, is an expose of voting problems in recent national elections, particularly in 2004 in Ohio.

Extraordinary People

Thia Cooper (religion) has received an American Academy of Religion Individual Research Grant of $4,500 for her new project, "Theologies of Immigration: Faith and Practice in a Brazilian-American community." The grant will fund fieldwork with Brazilian-Americans in Framingham, Mass.

On Oct. 8, Steve Mellema (physics) presented a lecture titled "Living as a Muslim in America since 9/11" at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities.

Brian O'Brien (chemistry) attended the American Chemical Society's Division Summit in Phoenix, Ariz., Oct. 4-5, as the representative of the ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry.

Kate Knutson (political science) presented a talk titled "Running on Hope and a Prayer: Religion in the 2008 Campaign" at the adult forum at St. John's Lutheran Church in Northfield on Sunday, Oct. 12.

Kyle Chambers (psychology) presented an invited talk, titled "Primed to learn: Language processing in adults and infants," at North Dakota State University. The lecture was part of the NDSU Department of Psychology's Colloquium Series.


  • Lyric Laine Ruble was born on Oct. 6 to Megan Ruble (student activities and head resident in Southwest) and Jeff Ruble.
  • Twin boys, Braxton Timothy Wojcik and Keaton Charles Wojcik, were born on Sept. 30 to Lisa Wojcik (institutional advancement) and Scott Wojcik. They were welcomed home by big brothers Konnor and Riston.


  • Tom Stevensen, son of Pat Stevensen (telecommunications) died on Oct. 13. Visitation has been scheduled for tonight (Thursday, Oct. 16) from 4 to 7 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 17, for one hour before the funeral at 11 a.m., at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Nicollet.
  • The memorial service for former Book Mark manager Jean Larson originally slated for 1 p.m. at the arboretum and 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, Oct. 18, has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. at Trinity only.

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.

Congregational Outreach

Partners in Education... Presenters scheduled for this week include Mary Gaebler (religion), who will be giving her talk, "Morality and the Election," at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Mankato, Minn., on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Leila Brammer (communication studies) will be giving her talk, "Telling the Truth in a Lying Culture," at Normandale Lutheran Church in Edina, Minn., on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Darrell Jodock (religion) is scheduled to speak on Sunday, Oct. 19, at First Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park, Minn., at 11:15 a.m. He will also be giving the second part of his two-part lectures series on Jewish and Christian relations on the evening of Oct. 19 at Westwood Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park, Minn. 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... Sarah Dille (religion) is scheduled to preach at the 9:30 a.m. service at St. John Lutheran Church in Mapleton, Minn., this Sunday, Oct. 19. The Rev. Grady St. Dennis (church relations) is scheduled to preach at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Le Center, Minn., on Sunday, Oct. 19. This program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.

Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will hold a retreat for Incarnation Lutheran Church from North Oaks, Minn., this Friday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 18. The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for Zion Lutheran Church from Litchfield, Minn., this Friday, Oct. 17, through Sunday, Oct. 19.

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:

  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Short- and Long-Term Visiting Fellowships... The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) offers a wide range of visiting short-term research fellowships tenable for one to three months and providing a stipend of $1,700 per month or $1,200 per month plus housing. The fellowships are designed to enable scholars and others to spend an uninterrupted block of time doing research in the AAS library on their projects. The society's preeminent collections offer broad research opportunities in American history and culture through the year 1876. Please see for detailed information about available fellowship programs and a list of past recipients. AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities long-term awards support four to 12 months of residence. The maximum available stipend is $40,000. Details, a link to applications, and a list of past recipients can be found at  The deadline for short- and long-term fellowship awards is January 15. 

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:

  • Stories previewing the Nobel Conference were printed on Sept. 28-29 in the St. Cloud Times, International Falls Daily Journal, Duluth News-Tribune, Fairmont Sentinel, and Austin Daily Herald.
  • The St. Cloud Times printed a story about head football coach Jay Schoenebeck in its Saturday, Sept. 27, edition. Schoenebeck was quoted in the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a color photo on the front page of its Tuesday, Oct. 7, Valley section to preview the Nobel Conference. Steve Waldhauser (marketing and communication) was shown in the photo.
  • KEYC-TV ran a story on its noon newscast on Tuesday, Oct. 7, about the Bernhardson family gift to endow the Nobel Conference.
  • KEYC-TV ran a story on its 6 p.m. newscast on Tuesday, Oct. 7, about the Nobel Conference. Tim Robinson (psychology) was interviewed for the story. The station also reran a story on its 6 p.m. newscast about the Bernhardson family gift to endow the Nobel Conference. President Ohle was interviewed for the story.
  • KEYC-TV ran a story on its 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts on Tuesday, Oct. 7, about the Nobel Conference. Tim Robinson (psychology) and conference attendee Mary Beth Culver were interviewed for the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story about the women’s golf team winning the conference championship in its Tuesday, Oct. 7, Sports section.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on the front page of its Wednesday, Oct. 8, Valley section about the Fields of Faith event. Sophomore Jonas Broccard was quoted.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed front-page stories on Wednesday, Oct. 8, about the Nobel Conference: on Svante Pääbo’s lecture, Curtis Marean’s lecture, and the atlatl (spear throwing) exhibition.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on the front page of its Thursday, Oct. 9, Valley section about Robin Dunbar’s Nobel Conference lecture.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a front-page story about the Nobel Conference in its Thursday, Oct. 9, edition.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a story about the inauguration of President Ohle in its Thursday, Oct. 9, edition.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a guest column by Cindy Johnson-Groh (biology, arboretum) about the Linnaeus Arboretum in its Thursday, Oct. 9, edition.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a feature story about men’s tennis coach Steve Wilkinson in its Thursday, Oct. 9, Sports section.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a story about the Bernhardson family’s gift to endow the Nobel Conference in its Thursday, Oct. 9, edition. President Ohle is quoted in the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed an editorial about the Nobel Conference in its Saturday, Oct. 11, edition.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story about the Minnesota South Central Service Cooperative's Science and Nature Conference for elementary and middle school students being hosted by Gustavus on the front page of its Monday, Oct. 13, Valley section.

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


Library Hours for Reading Days... The Library will be open for the following hours during the Reading Break period: Friday, Oct. 17 — 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 18 — 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 19 — Noon-6 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 20 — 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 21 — 8 a.m.-1 a.m.

Writing Center Closed during Reading Break... The Writing Center will close at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 and re-open following Reading Days on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Book Mark Closed on Saturday... The Book Mark will be closed Saturday, Oct. 18, during fall Reading Break.

Telecommunications Updates

The following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2008-09":

  • Mary Booker, student financial assistance, phone: x7527 (deletion)
  • Mitchell Deets, athletic training, phone: x6266 (addition)
  • Layton Gehrke, physical plant, phone: x7048 (deletion)
  • Andy Hagen, phone: x7693 (deletion: duplicate entry; delete this phone # only)
  • Tanya Komleva, Counseling Center, phone: x7156 (addition)
  • Doug Minter, student financial assistance, phone: x7527, e-mail: dminter (addition)
  • Linda Riebesell, dean of students' office, phone: x7526 (deletion)
  • Jennifer Schmidt, provost's office, phone: x7675 (deletion)
  • Debra Swanberg, dean of students' office, phone: x7526 (change)

The following are changes and additions for the "Office/Fax Phone Directory 2008-09":

  • Michelle Ahrendt, Sorensen head resident, phone: x8451 (addition)
  • Mary Booker, Sorensen head resident, phone: x8451 (deletion)

For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or


Looking for Housing: A guest artist in the Department of Theatre and Dance who will be on campus Jan. 5-30, 2009, is looking for housing during that time. She will only need residency Mondays-Fridays. Please contact Jo Nickels at x7353 if you have housing available for this time.

"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 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Tomorrow Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
Men's Cross Country at St. Olaf Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
1 p.m. Volleyball at UW-River Falls (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled) Claire, Wis.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled), Minn.
1 p.m. Football at Carleton (Cancelled), Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball at UW-Eau Claire (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled) Claire, Wis.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled), Minn.
Sep 20 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Project Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Sep 21 "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 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
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 "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 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.

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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