The Yellow Sheet for January 8, 2009

Volume 41, Number 16

Volume 41, Number 16

News & Announcements

How to Submit a Calendar Item... As the midpoint of the 2008-09 academic year approaches, we thought it appropriate to remind the community of the process for submitting events for the online College Calendar. Departments, student groups, and individuals may submit events to the online College Calendar to keep the campus updated on events and activities offered throughout the year. By using the online College Calendar as a central location for event announcements, the event will show up in the searchable, online campus calendar, and it will also show up in various locations on the Gustavus Web.
     Submissions to the calendar can be made by clicking on the following link, and entering the appropriate information (date, time, location, event description, sponsor, and contact info). Submit an item. (This link may also be found through the Gustavus Homepage, clicking on Calendar, Make a Submission, Submit My Event.)
     Once a submission has been made, it will be reviewed and approved by the Office of Marketing and Communication and then posted to the College Calendar. Those who visit the College’s homepage will be able to view the Calendar, which includes events for the day, week, and month.

United Way Update... Thanks to the thoughtful and generous response to the campus campaign for the 2009 St. Peter United Way Drive, by New Year’s Eve day we had surpassed the halfway mark ($7,600) toward our $13,000 campus goal. To all who have contributed already, a very heartfelt special thanks! To those who are still considering, here is a gentle reminder that we welcome your gift or pledge in the days ahead. Remember, the College will match “dollar for dollar” any new or increased giving to the 2009 campaign. Please know that payroll deduction is a great way to go! Contact Dean Wahlund in the Office of Marketing and Communication (x7521) or Barb Lundgren in the Finance Office (x7505) with your gift, or if you need a pledge card and information. "Give. Advocate. Volunteer . . . LIVE UNITED!"

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, Jan. 9 - Heather Dale (health service)
  • Sunday, Jan. 11 - Baptism of Our Lord: Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Monday, Jan. 12 - Carrie Newcomer, singer/songwriter
  • Tuesday, Jan. 13 - Mimi Gerstbauer (political science)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 14 - Morning Praise
  • Thursday, Jan. 15 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Friday, Jan. 16 - Neal Hagberg, singer/songwriter

Carrie Newcomer Returns... Popular singer/songwriter, workshop leader, and activist Carrie Newcomer will return to Gustavus the week of Jan. 12-16 as an artist-in-residence sponsored by the Center for Vocational Reflection. The entire Gustavus community is invited to take part in the following events scheduled as part of Carrie's visit:

  • Monday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. - Carrie Newcomer in Chapel, Christ Chapel
  • Tuesday, Jan. 13, 3:30 p.m. - "Writing Mindfully: Exploring the Sacred Ordinary" workshop, Linner Lounge
  • Wednesday, Jan. 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - "Exploration of Faith and Vocation" luncheon, Presidents Dining Room (RSVP by Monday, Jan. 12, to Amy in the CVR: phone 933-7169 or e-mail
  • Friday, Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m. - "Story, Place, and Community" Fireside Chat and lunch, Melva Lind Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum (Join Carrie, Gustavus alumnus and singer/songwriter Neal Hagberg, and students in the IEX course "Changing the World: Justice, Action, and the Meaning of Life" for songs, stories, and discussion. RSVP by Wednesday, Jan. 14, to Amy in the CVR.)
  • Friday, Jan. 16: 2:30 p.m. - "When the Soul's Great Joy Meets the World's Great Need: Exploration of Faith and Vocation, Activism and Art" workshop, Linner Lounge
  • Friday, Jan. 16: 7 p.m. - "Carrie Newcomer Concert - The Geography of Light," Alumni Hall. (The concert is free and open to the public.)

For more information on Carrie and her work, visit For more on Carrie's visit to Gustavus, contact Amy in the CVR (phone 933-7159 or e-mail

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Marriage Conference... A "Love and Respect" marriage conference will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7, at Word of Life Church, Le Sueur, Minn. Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, best selling author of Love and Respect who has been speaking to large groups across the country, and his wife, Sarah, will lead the conference, combining humor, scripture, and real life experience to deliver a powerful message. Tickets, which include dinner on Friday and continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday, are $25; they may be reserved in advance by calling 507-665-6393. For more information, visit or

Extraordinary People

Naomi Quiram (postal services) was named Industry Person of the Year at the National Postal Customer Council Day event held in Mankato in September 2008. The award recognizes her contributions as a founding member of the South Central Minnesota Postal Customer Council (SCMPCC), which is now in its third year, as well as her current leadership and dedication to both communication with and education of mailers in south-central Minnesota. Her honor was marked in the January 2009 issue of Minnesota Valley Business.


  • Jacob Lewis Phillips was born to Bridget Phillips (finance office) and her husband, Dave, at 12:55 a.m. Jan. 6. He weighed in at 7 lb., 2 oz.


  • Franklin Bronk, father of Sue Walter (custodial) passed away Dec. 28, 2008, at his home in Winona, Minn. Burial was Dec. 31, 2008, in Winona.
  • Kathleen Owen, wife of Lawrence Owen (English, emeritus) passed away Jan. 4 in Fort Worth, Texas. Condolences may be sent to 5625 Oak Meadow Drive Apartments, # 809, Fort Worth, TX 76132. A memorial service will be held in St. Peter later this spring.

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.

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

    New Faculty

     Visiting guest instructors for the January Interim:

  • Numa Ali (MLLC)
  • Michelle Barnett (psychology)
  • Jerry Bohls (nondepartmental)
  • Durkee Cha (art)
  • Joan Easton (history)
  • Kristin Higginbotham (art)
  • Ben Leonard (history)
  • Anne-Marie Sawyer-Aitch (theatre & dance)
  • Peter Shea (philosophy)
  • Jonathan Truitt (history)
  • Kathryn Young (English)

Congregational Outreach

Partners in Education... Presenters this weekend include Darrell Jodock (religion) on "Understanding Christian Identity amid Religious Pluralism" at St. James Lutheran Church in Crystal, Minn.; Chris Johnson (CVR) on "The Congregation as a Mentoring Community" at Calvary Lutheran of Rapidan, Minn.; and Grady St. Dennis (church relations) on "Lutheran Higher Education" at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stewart, Minn. St. Dennis will also speak on "Observing the Speed Limit of Life" at St. John's Lutheran in Mound, Minn., on Wednesday, Jan. 14. On Jan. 4, Leila Brammer (communication studies) spoke on "FaceBook and MySpace" at Trinity Lutheran in Owatonna, Minn., and on January 7, Richard Leitch (political science) spoke on "The Politics of Homelessness" at St. John's Lutheran in Mound. 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... On Sunday, Jan. 11, Grady St. Dennis (church relations) will preach at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stewart at 10 a.m. On Jan. 4, he preached during three services at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in East Bethel, Minn. This program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.

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:

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Start-up Grants... The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites proposals for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in all areas of the humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve research of new digital approaches, development of new digital modes of publication, exploration of digital methods for preservation or archival of humanities materials, planning new digital tools, or creating programs that address using innovative digital technologies in formal and informal educational settings. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants should result in plans, prototypes, or proofs of concept for long-term digital humanities projects prior to implementation. There are two levels of funding depending upon the stage of the project. Level I grant awards range from $5,000 to $25,000, while Level II grant awards range from $25,001 to $50,000. Up to 20 percent of the total grant may be used for the acquisition of computing hardware and software. The deadline for proposals is April 8. Projects are expected to begin in August 2009. Updated guidelines are expected to be posted soon. Until revisions are posted, the guidelines noted below may be used for reference, but should not be used to prepare an application. For more information and the guidelines, please see digitalhumanitiesstartup.html. For further information about previously funded projects, please visit LibraryofFundedProjects/tabid/111/Default.aspx.

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:

  • The Star Tribune letter of the day on its Thursday, Dec. 18, Opinion page mentioned Gustavus and the Nobel Conference.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a story and photo about Steven Chu, a lecturer at the 2007 Nobel Conference, being named Barack Obama’s energy secretary in its Thursday, Dec. 18, edition.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a photo of the St. Lucia ceremony in its Thursday, Dec. 18, edition.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a story and color photo about Peter Haugen being named head football coach in its Thursday, Dec. 18, edition. Haugen and Al Molde (athletics) were both quoted in the story.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a photo of men’s tennis player John Kauss and the American collegiate team that participated in the International University Challenge of Tennis in its Thursday, Dec. 18, edition.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a news brief in its Sunday, Dec. 21, Sports section about football player Joe Welch being named to the All-West Region team.
  • The St. Peter Herald named the hiring of President Jack Ohle the fourth biggest story in the St. Peter area for 2008 in its Thursday, Dec. 25, edition.
  • The Gustavus forensics team was mentioned in a Saturday, Dec. 27, Mankato Free Press story about South Central College’s speech team.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a Tuesday, Dec. 30, story about alum Kory Kath, who was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in November. Kath and Richard Leitch (political science) were quoted in the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press mentioned Gustavus five times in its Year in Review 2008 special section on Thursday, Jan. 1.
  • Minnesota Monthly magazine printed a profile of Gustavus as part of an article in its January 2009 edition about choosing the right college.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a letter to the editor about Rebecca Tulow written by Bob Douglas (geography) in its Thursday, Jan. 1, edition.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story about the women’s hockey team upsetting the #1 ranked team from Amherst in its Saturday, Jan. 3, Sports section. Head coach Mike Carroll (athletics) and sophomore Kelsey Johnson were 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


Library Hours for January... The Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library will be open according to the following schedule during the January Interim: 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; and 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday.


Free to a Good Home: A gorgeous calico cat, about a year old. Just wandered up onto the farm. She will have had her shots, etc. Contact Thia at for pictures or to meet her.

"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
TodayTomorrow Women's Golf at MSU, Mankato Spring Invitational James, Minn. and Mankato, Minn.
Today 9 am to 3 pm 2015 Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium (MUGS) Campus Center
11 am to 5 pm Baseball hosts Bethel University (DH) (Senior Day) Peter, Minn.
noon to 1 pm Gustavus Men's Lacrosse Home Tounarment Field
noon to 6 pm Softball hosts Bethel University (DH) (Alumnae/Parents Day) Peter, Minn.
15 pm TEDxGustavusAdolphusCollege Hall
15 pm TEDxGustavusAdolphusCollege Auditorium, Nobel Hall
1:30 pm Women's Tennis at Carleton College, Minn.
1:302:30 pm Kacie Foster, Senior Piano Recital Recital Hall
2:303:30 pm Gustavus Men's Lacrosse Home Tounarment Field
3:304:30 pm Mary Krafthefer, Senior Piano Recital Recital Hall
79 pm Premium Weekend Movie: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Auditorium, Nobel Hall
710 pm Men's Tennis vs. DePauw University, Wis.
7:309 pm Amber Evenson, mezzo soprano and Hannah Enright, mezzo soprano, Student Voice Recital Recital Hall
810 pm How I Know The World: The Gustavus Dance Company In Concert Theatre
1011:59 pm Premium Weekend Movie: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Feb 23 to Tomorrow Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, and additional exhibitions, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
TomorrowApr 20 Men's Golf hosts Bobby Krig Invitational, Minn. and Le Sueur, Minn.
Tomorrow 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Community Chapel
10:30 am to 1:30 pm Men's Tennis vs. University of Chicago, Wis.
noon Women's Tennis at Concordia College, N.D.
noon to 4 pm Men's Tennis hosts St. Cloud State University Peter, Minn.
12 pm Gustavus Men's Lacrosse Home Tournament Field
1:303 pm The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band Home Concert Recital Hall
24 pm How I Know The World: The Gustavus Dance Company In Concert Theatre
24 pm Premium Weekend Movie: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Auditorium, Nobel Hall
34 pm Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hanna 224 (Aerobics Room)
310 pm Room Draw Hall
3:30 pm Women's Tennis at Moorhead State University, N.D.
3:304:30 pm Danielle Fulghum, clarinet, Student Recital Recital Hall
3:304:30 pm Gustavus Men's Lacrosse Home Tournament Field
56 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenzie 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
Apr 20 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
3:304:30 pm Talk/Presentation by Artist and 1993 graduate of Gustavus Department of Art/Art History, John Preus Department Lecture Hall
45 pm Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelsey 224 (Aerobics Room)
67 pm Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydney 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Healing Ecology: A Buddhist Perspective on the Eco-Crisis 101
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ Megan 217 (Gymnastics Room)
89 pm "Do the Math" Screening 101
Apr 2130 Fall Registration Campus
Apr 21 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11 am to noon Provost's Listening Post Campus Center - Upper Level Tables
noon to 12:30 pm WE- TRX with Troy Banse Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE-Triple Threat 217 (Gymnastics Room)
2:308:30 pm Baseball hosts Concordia College (DH) Peter, Minn.
45 pm DEEP Spring break Showcase Café
56:30 pm Daily Cultural Mixer Café
78 pm Cardio Dance HMC Class w/ Gabe 217 (Gymnastics Room)
79 pm Feminism and Secularism Hall
7:309 pm Physics Research Lecture 220
Apr 22 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath: "Morning Prayer" Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE - Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE-Cardio Fit 217 (Gymnastics Room)
3:308:30 pm Softball at Augsburg College (DH), Minn.
45 pm Know Your Vote Café
4:305:30 pm HIIT w/ Carrie & Maggie (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
4:306 pm New Faculty Mentor/Mentee Social (tenure-track only) Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
56:30 pm Daily Cultural Mixer ILS house
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Anton 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm 2014-15 Out of Scandinavia Artist in Residence Lecture, Swedish Poet Aase Berg Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ Megan 224 (Aerobics Room)
79 pm Green House Tour and Social Young Dining Room
Apr 23 6:307:20 am WE-Bootcamp 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
10 am to 2 pm Sustainability Fair Center Upper Level
12:401:20 pm WE-Kickboxing 217
1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Group Resource Room, Old Main 103
2:303:30 pm TRX with Sara Floor mats in Lund
2:305 pm Well-being Fair! Arena
3:456 pm Men's Tennis hosts Saint John's University Peter, Minn.
56:30 pm Daily Cultural Mixer Center
67 pm Cardio Dance(HWC)w/ Sydney 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm PBK Lecture "American Indians in the American Popular Imagination" Hall 127
79 pm Big Speaker: Scott Dikkers Chapel
79 pm The Genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan Hall 101
8:309:30 pm Earth Hour Bonfire Pitt
8:3010:30 pm FIKA! at the Swedish House House
Apr 24 Withdraw Deadline Campus
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath: "Service of Recognition for Newly Tenured Faculty" Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE-Step Aerobics 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE-Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:303:30 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:304 pm Global Opportunities After Gustavus: Work, Teach, or Volunteer for Servant Leadership
2:304:30 pm Faculty Meeting Hall
4:306 pm Faculty Shop Talk Center
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Anton 224 (Aerobics Room)
7:308:30 pm David Lim, Senior Organ Recital Chapel
911 pm Comedian: Pete Lee Café
Apr 25 Men's Track and Field hosts Drake Alternative/Alumni Meet Peter, Minn.
Women's Track and Field hosts Drake Alternative/Alumni Meet Peter, Minn.
Apr 2526 Saint John's University Spring Invitational Cloud, Minn. and Monticello, Minn.
Women's Golf at Carleton Colllege Spring Invitational, Minn.
Apr 25 9 am to 3 pm GACAC Business Meeting and Faith Conference Chapel and Alumni Hall
10 am to 2 pm Cheerleading Tryouts 217 (Gymnastics Room)
16 pm Softball hosts Hamline University (DH) (Senior Day) Peter, Minn.
1:302:30 pm Katie Landreville, Senior Bassoon Recital Recital Hall
2:305:30 pm Men's Tennis at Carleton College, Minn.
2:308:30 pm Baseball at Macalester College (DH) Paul, Minn.
3:304:30 pm Kendra Frey, violin and Matt Broschard, percussion, Joint Student Recital Recital Hall
47 pm Women's Tennis at University of St. Thomas Paul, Minn.
611 pm Diversity Ball Hall
7:308:30 pm Michael Eastwood, double bass, A Senior Recital Recital Hall
Apr 26 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Community Chapel
noon Women's Tennis hosts College of Saint Benedict Peter, Minn.
noon to 3 pm Men's Tennis at University of St. Thomas Paul, Minn.
16 pm Softball at UW-Stout (DH), Wis.
1:302:30 pm The Gustavus Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert Recital Hall
34 pm Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hanna 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:304:30 pm Hannah Walters, viola & soprano, and Elizabeth Sherman, trumpet & piano, A Student Recital Recital Hall
56 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenzie 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
7:308:30 pm Tony Ouradnik, organ, A Senior Recital Chapel
Apr 27 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
2:308:30 pm Baseball at Martin Luther College (DH) Ulm, Minn.
45 pm Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelsey 224 (Aerobics Room)
67 pm Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydney 224 (Aerobics Room)
6:3011:30 pm Softball vs. College of St. Scholastica (DH) (U of Minn.), Minn.
78 pm Stress Busters, Campus Center
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ Megan 217 (Gymnastics Room)
Apr 28 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel

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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