The Yellow Sheet for November 13
Volume 41, Number 11
Volume 41, Number 11
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Publication Reminder... Due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 27 and 28, the Yellow Sheet will not be published on Thursday, Nov. 27. Announcements of events and activities occurring between Nov. 21 and Dec. 4 should be submitted by Tuesday, Nov. 18, to be listed in the Yellow Sheet of Nov. 20. The next publication date after Nov. 20 is Dec. 4.
Your Response Needed... Many campus community members have already responded to a survey sent out last Thursday by the Office of Marketing and Communication to learn more about opinions and preferences regarding internal communication at Gustavus. If you have not already had the chance, please take a moment today to complete and submit the questionnaire, which may be found online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=5dTdO71cgZA5h_2bNGZ5p99A_3d_3d.
The Office of Marketing and Communication strives to deliver and facilitate internal communication that is necessary, timely, concise, and interesting. To do so, feedback is requested from the entire campus community. The survey closes next Thursday, Nov. 20. If you'd prefer a paper survey, contact Beth Danberry in the Office of Institutional Research (x7297 or firstname.lastname@example.org). The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
'Building Bridges' Sponsors Book Drive... "Building Bridges," the annual student-led diversity conference, is sponsoring a book drive as a part of this years' theme, "Liberation through Education." Student leaders are asking for the Gustavus community's help to collect new and gently used books through the Invisible Children organization for a nationwide campaign to improve schools in the war-torn country of Uganda. Over Thanksgiving break, students and staff are urged to collect and bring back any books they are willing to donate. Drop-off boxes will be located in various campus buildings.
Call for Ushers... Ushers are still being sought for all Christmas in Christ Chapel services (Friday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 6, at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.). Volunteers need to be at Christ Chapel 90 minutes before the service starts and may stay for the service or leave once the service begins. If interested, contact Dana (x7550 or dlamb) or Lorie (x7520 or lsiebels) at your earliest convenience.
A Holiday Baking Assist... The Dining Service is once again offering to help Gustavus community members with their Thanksgiving baking. To order pies, breads, and rolls, pick up a form in the Market Place. Orders and payments must be received at the Dining Service office by Wednesday, Nov. 19. Students may pick up ordered items between noon and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, from tables set up outside the entrance to the Evelyn Young Dining Room; faculty, administration, and staff may pick up their orders between noon and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Lindell Scholarship Competition Announced... The Library is now accepting applications for the 2009 Patricia Lindell Scholarship. The scholarship is open to all junior and senior students and includes a $1,200 award. The recipient will also work with Julie Gilbert and Dan Mollner (both library) during spring semester to examine leisure reading on campus, specifically by investigating barriers to recreational reading and determining how the Library can better address and overcome those barriers. The recipient will have an opportunity to conduct independent research and help give direction to the Library's future endeavors regarding reading promotion. The scholarship is especially appropriate for anyone who loves to read and would like more experience conducting in-depth research. Applications are available at the circulation desk in the Library. For more information, contact Julie (email@example.com) or Dan (firstname.lastname@example.org). The due date for submission is December 8.
Gustavus 'Angel Tree'... Look for the "Angel Tree" in the Campus Center beginning Monday, Nov. 24. This is your opportunity to help a St. Peter area child in need by granting one special Christmas wish. Please select an angel ornament from the tree, purchase the gift, and then bring the wrapped gift and angel ornament to the Peer Assistant Office (Alcohol & Drug Education) in the Campus Center by Wednesday, Dec. 10. For more information, call x7607.
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, Nov. 14 - Taizé
- Sunday, Nov. 16 - Vicar Peter Bauck and the Gustavus Choir
- Monday, Nov. 17 - Kristin Knudson, Hunger and Homelessness
- Tuesday,Nov. 18 - Sarah Dille (religion)
- Wednesday, Nov. 19 - Morning Praise
- Thursday, Nov. 20 - Emily E. Nelson (senior student)
- Friday, Nov. 21 - Amy Pehrson (CVR)
Wallenberg Lecture Addresses Genocide... The Peace Studies program presents the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture tonight (Thursday, Nov. 13) at 7 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall. The speaker is Mark Hanis, who founded the Genocide Intervention Network (GI-NET) while a student at Swarthmore College and is now its executive director. His talk is titled "Never Again Is Again in Darfur: Taking a Stand against Genocide." His visit is part of the “Taking a Stand against Genocide” program, a collaboration between Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter High School, the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, American Refugee Committee, and the Genocide Intervention Network. (See also the announcement of a genocide awareness event on Nov. 18 at the St. Peter Community Center listed in the "Off-Campus Events of Interest.")
Lecture on Monarch Conservation... Karen Oberhauser, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, will give a talk titled "The Monarch Butterfly as a Flagship Conservation Species: Forests, Prairies, and People" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center. Refreshments will be served. Oberhauser is currently chair of the North American Monarch Conservation Plan (NAMCP). For more information about her talk, please contact Michele Koomen (education) at email@example.com or x6057.
International Festival... On Friday, Nov. 14, the International Cultures Club sponsors its International Festival in Alumni Hall. The festival is an annual event featuring songs, skits, and other performances; display tables and world cuisines; and a fashion show. All are welcome. "Country" tables with ethnic food samples open at 6 p.m. Performances begin at 7 p.m.
Wind Orchestras Share Fall Concert... The Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras present their "Spectrum of Joy" fall concert Friday, Nov. 14, in Christ Chapel. The 7:30 p.m. performance, conducted by Douglas Nimmo (music), is free and open to the public. The Vasa Wind Orchestra opens with Snow Caps by Richard Saucedo and concludes its half of the program with the "Wedding Dance" from the Symphonic Suite Hasseneh by Jacques Press. In the second half of the program, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra continues with Richard Wagner's Huldingungsmarsch, the "Polka and Fugue" from Schwanda the Bagpiper by Jaromir Weinberger, a Czech-born composer who traveled with the Gustavus Band on tour in 1942, and other works, concluding with Alleluia! Laudamus Te by Alfred Reed.
Orchid Ensemble to Perform Traditional and Contemporary Chinese Music... The Gustavus Artist Series brings the sounds of China to Jussi Björling Recital Hall this weekend as the Orchid Ensemble presents its "Road to Kashgar" concert Saturday, Nov. 15. Their performance of traditional and contemporary Chinese music begins at 8 p.m. Tickets for the performance ($15 & $12) will be available at the door; they are also available through the Ticket Center (507-933-7590) or online (gustavus.edu/events/artistseries).
The Orchid Ensemble's recent recording, The Road to Kashgar, was nominated for the Juno Award in World Music. For this concert, the trio will use a variety of stringed and percussion instruments including the erhu (a two-stringed stick fiddle), zheng (plucked wood zither), dumbek, dek (frame drum), udu (percussion pot), marimba, and others. This combination of instruments with voice brings centuries of Chinese music to the stage.
Woodwinds Perform on Sunday... Under the leadership of Ann Pesavento (music), the woodwind ensembles of the Department of Music will present their fall recital Sunday, Nov. 16. This event includes performances by the Gustavus Chamber Players, Gustavus Flute Choir, and the Gustavus Woodwind Choir. It begins at 3:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.
Ionesco's 'The Lesson' Is Sellout... The Department of Theatre and Dance presents an intimate staging of Eugene Ionesco's comic drama The Lesson next weekend. Performances of the play, which is directed by Henry MacCarthy (theatre & dance), will be held in Anderson Theatre Nov. 20, 21, and 22 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. Because all four performances are sold out at this point, the department has opened the Wednesday, Nov. 19, dress rehearsal, for which tickets are now available directly from the department.
The Lesson is a masterpiece of the theatre of the absurd and the surrealist avant garde, pushing the boundaries of morbid humor into the depths of darkness. MacCarthy's re-invention of Ionesco's challenging drama provides audiences an intimate experience with the play. Only 42 seats are available for each performance (latecomers will not be seated), and the proximity of the audience to the performers allows them to be immersed in the world created on stage. (Note: the production is not suitable for anyone under 18.)
Shared Space Presents 'Snapshots'... The Department of Theatre and Dance also presents "Shared Space 2008: Snapshots" next weekend, with dance performances scheduled in the Kresge Dance Studio on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20 and 21, at 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 22, at both 2 and 6 p.m. Tickets are available at $2 each from the Ticket Center in the Jackson Student Center (x7590).
Next Faculty Shop Talk on Nov. 21... Lisa Heldke (philosophy) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2008-09 academic year. Her talk, titled "Food in the Classroom: The Roles of Food in the Academic Program of a Liberal Arts College," will be presented on Friday, Nov. 21, 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 gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks/.
Benefit for Preemie... Trinity Lutheran Church will host a benefit fundraiser for Emma Walsh on Saturday, Nov. 15, noon-3 p.m. The benefit includes a silent auction, entertainment, and food to benefit Emma, who was born three months premature, weighing just 2 lb. 6oz. Now up to 6 pounds, she's hoping to come home soon. Mom Sandy Schubbe Walsh is a Gustie alumna ('95).
Genocide: Bosnia and Darfur... Gustavus Adolphus College and St. Peter High School classes have been working this semester in preparation for an event being hosted at the St. Peter Community Center on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7:30-8:30 p.m., to help raise awareness about the genocides in Bosnia and Darfur. There will be informational videos, handouts, and bracelets and buttons along with speakers and information about Darfur and what people in the community can do to help. The event is being sponsored by Gustavus, the University of Minnesota's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the Genocide Intervention Network of Minnesota. The collaboration is funded by a grant from the Minnesota Campus Compact, administered by the Community Service Center. The public is invited to come to this event to learn about how they can have an impact on Darfur.
Holiday Fare... On Saturday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Holiday Fare, an annual fundraiser for the Arts Center of Saint Peter, will be held at the St. Peter Community Center, Senior Center (Suite 219). Twenty-five artisans will sell unique, artful items including paintings, prints, cards, pottery, wearables, glass, photography, beading, origami, books, weaving, jewelry, stained glass, and quilts. This is a wonderful opportunity to find those one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. A bake sale will offer ethnic goodies and holiday standards and, of course, the always popular lefse. If you tire of shopping, take a break at the coffee shop and have a sample of lefse just off the griddle.
Justice Series Connects Post-Election Politics and Christmas... The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) will host a presentation titled “Changing Systems - What Post-Election Politics Has to Do with Christmas” on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6:15-7:30 p.m., at the Good Counsel Provincial House (170 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato). Sister Jeanne Wingenter, SSND, will explore the connections between the follow-up to the election fervor and Christmas as more than a single-day celebration. 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 ennoblement 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.
Tai Chi Chuan Classes... Deborah Marley will be teaching the Yang family style along with basic Tai Chi concepts at the St. Peter Yoga Studio (112 Grace St.) starting Dec. 1. These classes will be ongoing; students can join anytime but should call to enroll prior to attending. A student rate of $40 monthly for group classes is being offered. Classes will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Students can attend once or twice weekly as their schedule allows. Please call Deborah at 507-271-3585 to enroll or ask questions.
Thia Cooper (religion) presided over the Liberation Theologies Consultation Session: Liberation Theologies for the 21st Century at the American Academy of Religion Conference in Chicago, Nov. 1-3. She also presented a paper on religion and social activism among Brazilian-Americans to the Latina/o Religion, Culture and Society Group.
On November 9, Darrell Jodock (religion) spoke to an adult forum at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minn. His topic was "Hope amid Anxious Times."
Four representatives of the Gustavus Department of Philosophy endured the tedious landscape and bad food of San Francisco in order to present papers at the biennial conference of the Radical Philosophy Association. Senior philosophy major Rhea Muchalla presented "Deconstructing Dowry." Senior philosophy minor Anna Tibstra presented "Emotion, Devotion, Delicacy, and Detail: The Work of Gender in Art Historical Understanding of the Northern Renaissance." Peg O'Connor (GWSS/philosophy) presented "The Cartesian Mind in the Abused Body: This Pilot Isn’t Going Down with the Ship." And Lisa Heldke (philosophy) presented "Food and Aesthetic Value: Beyond Haute Cuisine."
The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo, comprising Carrie Vecchione on oboe and English horn and Gustavus bass instructor Rolf Erdahl (music), has just released its debut recording, It Takes Two . . ., on Centaur Records. All the compositions are original works for oboe/bass duo written since 1997, and all but one were written expressly for the duo. The recording was produced at WFMT Studios in Chicago by Howard Scott, the legendary "inventor of the LP" for Columbia Records. Rolf and Carrie recently received a Jerome Composers Commissioning Grant from the American Composers Forum for a new work by Margaret Griebling-Haigh, "Askelad and the Seven Silver Ducks," which they premiered last summer at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Provo, Utah. They also present a variety of educational programs and residencies linking music and children's literature as "Pages of Music with Rolf and Carrie." In this role, they are Roster Artists with Young Audiences of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Arts Board, and Partnering Artists with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's CONNECT and the Duluth-Superior Symphony's "Music to You" Programs.
Dennis Henry (physics) presided at multiple invited paper sessions at the annual meeting of the Lexington Group in Transportation History, Nov. 5-8 in Sacramento, Calif. One of the sessions screened the new documentary film America and the Passenger Train, which contains footage shot by Henry in the 1960s. This program will be airing on many PBS stations during the coming year.
- Administrative assistant (Office of the Provost)
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).
Partners in Education... Presenters scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 16, include Mary Solberg (religion), who will be giving her talk, "Liberation Theology Right Here in River City" at 9:25 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter, Minn. Richard Leitch (political science and environmental studies) will be giving his talk, "The Politics of Homelessness," at 9:45 a.m. and will be discussing homelessness with youth at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Prague, Minn. Darrell Jodock (religion) will be giving his talk, "Understanding Christian Identity amid Many Religions" at 9:15 a.m. at Chisago Lakes Lutheran Church in Center City, Minn.; he will also be preaching at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services. 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... The Rev. Grady St. Dennis (church relations) will preach at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. worship services at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minn., this Sunday, Nov. 16. This program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.
Retreats... The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for Peace Lutheran Church from Bloomington, Minn., Friday, Nov. 14, and Saturday, Nov. 15. Church Relations will also host a retreat for St. Barnabas Lutheran Church from Plymouth, Minn., from Friday, Nov. 14, until Sunday, Nov. 16, and a day retreat for St. Paul Lutheran Church from Sheldon, Iowa, on Saturday, Nov. 15.
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:
- Travel Funding for Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts... The Jerome Foundation’s Travel and Study Grant Program awards grants to emerging artists who create new work (music - composers and sound artists; theater - playwrights and creators of performance art and experimental theater; and visual artists). Support is available for periods of travel for such activities as research leading to the creation of new work, the development of collaborations, participation in specific training programs, time for reflection and individualized study, investigating artistic work outside of Minnesota, and dialogue on aesthetic issues. Awards range from up to $1,500 for travel of three to six days to up to $5,000 for trips of one week or longer. Applicants must have lived in Minnesota for at least one year. The deadline is February 20. For more information, please see www.jeromefdn.org/IV~Grant_Programs/C~Travel_and_Study/Default.asp.
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:
- Chris Gilbert (political science) appeared in studio on KEYC-TV to analyze election night on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a story on Wednesday, Nov. 5, about Terry Morrow (communication studies) winning re-election to the Minnesota legislature. Morrow is quoted in the story and Gustavus is mentioned.
- The Star Tribune printed a story about the race for the MIAC football championship in its Wednesday, Nov. 5, Sports section. Gustavus and head coach Jay Schoenebeck were mentioned several times in the story.
- The St. Peter Herald printed an article written by Bob Douglas (geography) about Darfur, Minn., in its Thursday, Nov. 6, edition.
- The St. Peter Herald printed a story about "Dancing with the Profs" in its Thursday, Nov. 6, edition.
- The St. Peter Herald printed a story about Barb Larson Taylor being named assistant to the president for special projects in its Thursday, Nov. 6, edition.
- The St. Peter Herald printed a story about a “Taking a Stand Against Genocide” event in its Thursday, Nov. 6, edition.
- The St. Peter Herald printed a front page story about Terry Morrow (communication studies) winning re-election in its Thursday, Nov. 6, edition. Morrow is quoted in the story.
- The St. Peter Herald printed a story about Al Molde (athletics) being inducted into the Western Michigan University Hall of Fame in its Thursday, Nov. 6, edition.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a story about volleyball player Emily Klein being named MIAC Defensive Player of the Year in its Thursday, Nov. 6, Sports section.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a story about women’s hockey player Jessie Doig being selected by the NCAA to chronicle her season on a blog in its Thursday, Nov. 6, edition.
- KEYC-TV ran a story on its Friday, Nov. 7, newscasts about 1985 alumnus Magnus Ranstorp’s visit to campus to talk about terrorism.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a front-page story on Saturday, Nov. 8, about 1985 alumnus Magnus Ranstorp’s visit to campus to talk about terrorism.
- The Nobel Conference was featured on WCCO-TV’s show Life to the Max on Saturday, Nov. 8. The show also ran on KAAL-TV in the Rochester/Mason City/Austin market.
- KEYC-TV ran a story on its Saturday, Nov. 8, newscasts about Amnesty International’s charity dodgeball tournament that benefitted the U.S. Campaign for Burma.
- KEYC-TV ran a story on its Saturday, Nov. 8, newscasts about the men’s hockey team’s 6-4 victory over 12th-ranked UW-River Falls.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a story about the men’s hockey team’s upset over 12th-ranked UW-River Falls in its Sunday, Nov. 9, Sports 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 email@example.com).
The following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2008-09"
- Tanya Komleva, Counseling Center, phone: x7156, e-mail: tkomleva (addition)
- James Patrick Miller, music, phone: x7340 (deletion)
- Elizabeth (Lisa) Octigan, Safety & Security, phone: x8809, e-mail: eoctigan (addition)
- Andrew Rishavy, athletics, phone: x7632 (addition)
For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
House for Rent Starting January 2009: Three-bedroom home 1/2 block from Gustavus and South Elementary. Fireplace, office, three-season porch, open kitchen/living area, family room, lots of storage. Great yard, great views from the top of the valley. Responsible renters only; references required; six-month lease okay. Contact email@example.com or Sharon at 507-351-8637.
Seeking a Couple of Skaters: at least 30 years old, to fill out a Gustavus squad for the Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Tournament, to be held Jan. 10 on Lake Washington. Entry fees will support the Anthony Ford Fund, named in honor of a nine-year-old Mankato hockey fanatic who recently passed away after a bout with leukemia. The six-person team will include a range of skills from novice to advanced . . . "we're playing for fun, not the Stanley Cup!" For information, contact Martin (mlang).
For Sale: LaBlanc Vito alto saxophone. Purchased new in 2001. In good condition and well maintained. Asking $325. Contact William Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
"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.
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