The Yellow Sheet for January 8, 2009

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.

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Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 10:30 am to noon A Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert Recital Hall
1 pm Gymnastics hosts 4th Annual Alumni Meet Peter, Minn.
1 pm Women's Basketball at Saint Mary's, Minn.
12:30 pm Shared Space Studio - Fine Arts Center
1:303 pm 2016 Brassworks! in Concert Recital Hall
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts UW-River Falls Peter, Minn.
3 pm Men's Basketball at Saint Mary's, Minn.
45:30 pm Theatre Gallery Black Box - Fine Arts Center
78 pm Senior Honors Theatre Productions: Andrea Broman and Andy Lupinek Theatre
7:05 pm Men's Hockey hosts UW-Eau Claire (Parents Weekend) Peter, Minn.
810 pm Weekend Movie: The Magnificent Seven Auditorium, Nobel Hall
8:3010 pm Theatre Gallery Black Box - Fine Arts Center
Tomorrow 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Community Chapel
12:30 pm Theatre Gallery Black Box - Fine Arts Center
1:303 pm The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra Fall Concert Recital Hall
23 pm SCWABBLE w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
45:30 pm Shared Space Studio - Fine Arts Center
78 pm Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78:30 pm Theatre Gallery Black Box - Fine Arts Center
79 pm A String Chamber Concert Recital Hall
910:15 pm Repeat the sounding Joy: A Vespers Service Chapel
Dec 12 6:307:30 am Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:309:30 am Leadership 101 Sessions (JCC 203A)
8:3010:30 am Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Gustavus Acts Strategic Planning Open Discussion Session's Dining Room
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troy Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class - Dance 4 Fun (Cardio Dance) with Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
1:301:50 pm Meditation Space, Campus Center 104
56 pm Tabata w/Lydia and Christina (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Dance 4 Fun w/Tasha (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Gustavus Student Senate Meeting- Come for Community Comment! Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
Dec 13 WE- Pilates with Rachel 224 (Aerobics Room)
66:40 am WE- Bootcamp with Brenda 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
12 pm Leadership 101 Sessions (JCC 203A)
1:302:30 pm Tech Bytes: Get your class actively engaged by using Student Response Hall Lab 124B
56 pm Liberate the Booty w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
7 pm Men's Basketball hosts North Central Peter, Minn.
7 pm Women's Basketball at UW-Stout, Wis.
78 pm Dance Cardio w/Megan (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 14 Last Day of Classes for Fall Semester Campus
6:407:20 am WE Fitness Class-Pure Movement with Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kelly 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
24 pm Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
5:306:30 pm Cardio Kickboxing 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 15 Reading Day (No Classes) Adolphus College
810 am Workshop Series for Student Employment Supervisors and Academic Advisors Dive on Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and Dec. 15, location TBD on Oct. 20
8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buyback Bok Mark
9:30 am to noon Faculty Meeting Hall
34 pm Leadership 101 Sessions (JCC 203A)
56 pm Taekwondo Practice 224 (Aerobics Room)
910 pm Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 1620 Fall Semester Final Exams Campus
Dec 16 8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buyback Bok Mark
9 am to 5 pm Gradingfest Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
23 pm Leadership 101 Sessions (JCC 203A)
2:454 pm Liberate the Booty with Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 17 8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buyback Bok Mark
Dec 19 8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buyback Bok Mark
9 am to 5 pm Gradingfest Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
1:303:30 pm Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
Dec 20 Fall Semester Ends Campus
8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buyback Bok Mark
Nov 21, 2016 to Jan 27, 2017 ACTION! The Anatomy of Leroy Neiman's Champions, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 21, 2016 through January 27, 2017 Museum of Art

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.


To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

The Yellow Sheet is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the Office of Marketing and Communication. It is published weekly during the academic year (except during the week of Thanksgiving, the Christmas break, Touring Week, and the Spring and Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items by filling out an online submission form. While online submissions are preferred, items may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send "snail mail" items to: The Yellow Sheet, Office of Marketing and Communication. Items must reach the office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The week of Nobel Conference the deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, contact Steve Waldhauser ( or x6413).

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