The Yellow Sheet for March 5
Volume 41, Number 23
Volume 41, Number 23
Nominations Sought for Guild of St. Ansgar... Preparations for selection of graduating seniors to the Guild of St. Ansgar for 2009 are under way. Up to eight percent of the graduating class will be selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and participation in extra-curricular activities. The selection committee is composed of faculty members appointed by the Student Affairs Committee and students appointed by the Student Senate. Participation forms, soliciting information about activities and positions at Gustavus as well as in church and home communities, have been sent to all senior students. Additional forms are available on the Dean of Students website and in their office. Nominations are made by faculty members and should be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students by Monday, March 9, 2009. Anyone wishing to obtain additional information can visit the Dean of Students website gustavus.edu/deanofstudents, or contact Deb Swanberg in the Dean of Students' office.
Creative Inquiry Reminder... Student submissions for the second annual Celebration of Creative Inquiry are due on Wednesday, March 18. This is a great showcase for student research, scholarship, and creativity that will be held on May 1. Share your work—join the fun. The submission form is available at the Kendall Center website. Students need to have a faculty sponsor. In April there will be workshops for students who aren't quite sure what a poster should look like or how to put one together for a particular project.
Leadership and Service Award Nominations... The Paul Magnuson Student Leadership and Service Award was established in 1991 to recognize leadership and service contributions made by current Gustavus Students. Nominations are currently being sought for student-planned events, programs, or individual expressions of leadership by students during the 2008-09 academic year. Nomination forms for the Magnuson Award are available at the Office of the Dean of Students or online at gustavus.edu/deanofstudents/awards/magnuson.php. Nominations must be returned to the Dean of Students' office by April 1 to be given consideration. Contact Associate Dean of Students Deirdre Rosenfeld (firstname.lastname@example.org or x7526) if you have any questions.
Peace Studies Scholarship Information Night... On Monday, March 16, 7:30-8:30 p.m., an information session on the College's Peace Studies scholarships will be held in the Three Crowns Banquet Room. This past year's scholarship recipients—students Asitha Jayawardena, Geoffrey Alexander, and Gilles Ouedraogo—will share of their experiences in South Africa and Namibia, Peru, and India, respectively. Information and applications will also be available for the 2009-10 Peace Studies scholarships.
Habitat News... Are you seeking home ownership at a monthly payment you can afford? Are you low or medium income? St. Peter Habitat for Humanity is looking for its next family. Contact Bob at 934-9361 or Lynn at 934-6514 for more information, to see if your income qualifies, or to request an application. The application deadline is April 1, 2009.
Volunteer for the Special Olympics... Volunteers are needed to help at the Spring Special Olympics on Saturday, March 14, at Mankato East High School. Volunteers will serve as referees, timers, and assistants at the swimming and basketball events. Shifts are from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from noon to 4 p.m. Call or e-mail Jackie Pemble (386-5673 or email@example.com) to volunteer or for more information. Come cheer on the athletes!
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, March 6 - Taizé
- Sunday, March 8 -
Chaplain Brian Johnson
- Monday, March 9 - Barb Zust (nursing)
- Tuesday, March 10 - Abby Chapman (senior student)
- Wednesday, March 11 - Lenten Morning Prayer
- Thursday, March 12 - Chaplain Brian Johnson
- Friday, March 13 - "Building Bridges": Sarah Halberg and Vwaire Orhurhu
Grad Returns as Guest Artist in Dance... 2001 graduate Philip Flickinger is on campus through Tuesday, March 10, as a guest artist in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Flickinger, who received his M.F.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2005, has been performing and touring with the internationally known Diavolo Dance Theatre (http://www.diavolo.org/fs_main.html) since 2006. He has continued to be a mentor for Gustavus dance students, sending e-mails and giving them a glimpse of life in a major professional company. He is teaching in a number of classes while he is here.
March Faculty Shop Talk... Mary Solberg (religion) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2008-09 academic year. Her talk, titled "The German Christians in Print, 1933-45," will be presented tomorrow (Friday, March 6) 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/.
Visiting Lecturer to Discuss Native American Art Exhibition... Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, a nationally acclaimed Native American artist, activist, and curator who served as a juror for the exhibition Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art, currently on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art, will visit the campus to present a public lecture Sunday, March 8, at 3:30 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science. Her lecture, titled "A Survey of Contemporary American Indian Art," is sponsored by the Hillstrom Museum of Art, with support from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community as well as the Gustavus Lecture Series, the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies program, the Department of Art and Art History, and the Ethel and Edgar Johnson Endowment for the Arts. It is open to the public without charge.
Holocaust Survivors to Speak... Two Holocaust survivors will visit the campus on Tuesday, March 10. Margot DeWilde, who was imprisoned in the experimental block at the death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Murray Brandys, who spent six years in labor and concentration camps before surviving a death march, will tell their stories beginning at 7 p.m. at the Lind Interpretive Center. The event is free and open to the public; it is sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota and the Community Service Center at Gustavus.
'Building Bridges'... The 14th annual "Building Bridges" Conference opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, in Christ Chapel. The conference, whose theme is "Liberation through Education," will focus on educational inequality in the U.S. and abroad and the important influence an education has on an individual's future. Erin Gruwell, the real-life hero portrayed in the 2007 film Freedom Writers, and Maria Reyes, one of Gruwell's first students and an original Freedom Writer, are the keynote speakers. Workshop sessions are scheduled for the afternoon. The conference is open to the public, but tickets are required; they are $8 per person, but are complimentary for college students, high school students, and Gustavus students, faculty, and staff with a valid I.D. For more information and to register, visit the conference website at gustavus.edu/diversity/buildingbridges or contact the Gustavus Diversity Center at 507-933-7449.
Rydell Professor Will Present Lectures On- and Off-Campus... Paleoanthropologist Curtis Marean will be in residence on campus during the week of March 9 as the Drs. Robert E. and Susan T. Rydell Professor at Gustavus Adolphus College. Marean, a featured speaker at last fall’s Nobel Conference on the emergence of the first modern humans, will present two public lectures during his residence and will also co-teach a cultural anthropology course with Professor Karen Larson (anthropology/interdisciplinary studies). On Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m., he will lecture in Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science, on “The Cape Floral Kingdom, Shellfish, and Modern Human Origins: Trans-disciplinary Problems Require Trans-disciplinary Projects.” The lecture is open to all without charge.
On Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m., Marean will speak at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul on “The African Evidence for the Origins of Modern Human Behavior.” This lecture, an update of his Nobel Conference lecture, is also free and open to the public, but seating is limited; if you are interested in hearing the Wednesday lecture, call the Science Museum at 651-221-9444 soon to make reservations.
Dance Company Reveals 'Range of Motion'... The Department of Theatre and Dance presents its 2009 Spring Dance Concert, Range of Motion, in Anderson Theatre March 13-14 at 8 p.m. and March 15 at 2 p.m. The Gustavus Dance Company will perform a diverse assortment of works by Gustavus faculty members and guest artist Charlotte Adams, professor at the University of Iowa.
The concert opens with Cynthia Gutierrez Garner's Shiny Things for the Mind. This spirited poke at both artistic intentions of choreographers and their often-dazed and confused audience was the hit of the company's 2008 concert. Garner will also present two other works in this concert. Also featured in the concert are the premieres of two new works by Michele Rusinko. Planting Forget-Me-Nots, a theatrical solo performed by senior dance major Christine Dornsbusch, explores the timeless struggle faced by women of all generations to pursue their vocation as artists in the midst of the competing demands on their lives. Collage, featuring seven dancers, explores the beauty of individuality as well as the joy of sharing common ground. Melissa Rolnick is the choreographer of Ball Strategies, a dynamic investigation of formalism, and Circuit One: Released, performed by junior dance major Sarah Jabar. Completing the program is Alpaca Dreams, originally created at the University of Iowa by guest choreographer Charlotte Adams; a new expanded version of the piece features twelve cloaked dancers cavorting around the stage backed by a Beethoven score that complements the racing, chasing, and stalking movements that make up this dark and mischievous dance.
The Spring Dance Concert features costume designs by Andrea Gross, Angie Vo, and junior Kristin Weller, and lighting design by Terena Wilkens and senior Dana Rabe. Tickets are available through the Gustavus Ticket Center (507-933-7590). Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, and free for Gustavus students and staff.
Book Talk... Who said that bird-watching isn't full of suspense? Chaska author Jan Dunlap has combined her love for birds and murder mysteries in her first published novel, The Boreal Owl Murder. The Continuing Education program invites you to meet the author and hear about her inspirations for writing the novel as well as future installments of this fledgling series. She will be on campus on Monday, March 16, 7-8 p.m. in the Lind Interpretive Center. Cost for the program is $9 for the general public, but Gustavus faculty, staff, and students are admitted without charge. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Subsidies on Chair Massages... Employees can enjoy a 17-minute chair massage on Friday, March 20, in the Library Preview Rooms 1 and 2. GHP will be picking up $5 of the cost of the chair massage, so the cost per employee is only $10! Appointments will be spaced every 20 minutes from 9 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.; community member must sign up to participate. To reserve your spot, all you need to do is prepay $10 (checks can be made out to Gustavus) and call Kari Eckheart for your massage time.
Linnaeus Symposium Slated for April 22... The Linnaeus Symposium is a biennial event organized and supported by the Linnaeus Arboretum staff. The third Linnaeus Symposium, titled "Global Trees: Releaf – Relief," will convene on Wednesday, April 22. The keynote speaker is Meg Lowman, Ph.D., an educator, adventurer, and rainforest canopy biologist at New College of Florida. "Canopy Meg," who has designed innovative methods (including hot-air balloons and aerial walkways) for treetop exploration, will speak on "Life in the Treetops." Patrick Hossay, Ph.D., author and professor of political science at William Stockton College of New Jersey, will open the conference with a talk titled "Can Saving Trees Save Us?" Arboretum tours, a "tree dance," a special dinner, and a watercolor exhibition of Tree Paintings, by alumna artist Gail Speckmann, are among the symposium events. The symposium is open to the public without charge. For more information, contact Shirley Mellema at x6181.
Lunch with the Birds... Continuing Education invites you meet Gustavus naturalist Bob Dunlap at Whiskey River Restaurant (Hwy. 99, Saint Peter) on Saturday, March 7, noon-1:30 p.m. "Bob the Birdman" will provide advice, information, and help you identify common feeder visitors. Learn more about these feathery winter companions. Cost to the public is $10, but Gustavus faculty, staff, and students are admitted free (lunch is optional, purchased separately). Enjoy lunch with your birds, or come just for the talk.
The Office of Admission has been recognized with a merit award in its group (schools with 2,000-4,999 students) in the 24th annual Admissions Advertising Awards, for its individualized "Welcome to Gustavus" postcard project.
Darrell Jodock (religion) is one of several authors whose writing is included in the Lutheran Study Bible, released this week by Augsburg Fortress Press. The volume is intended to be a resource for individual Bible study and for study groups. In addition to an introduction for each book of the Bible and explanatory notes in the margins, a half dozen general articles are included. Jodock is the author of one of those articles, titled "What Should We Expect When We Read the Bible?"
On February 19, sophomore mathematics major Chenyu Yang attended the sixth annual Private Colleges Scholars at the Capitol event. This event, sponsored by the Minnesota Private College Council, is intended to introduce state legislators to some outstanding private college students and to raise awareness of the importance of undergraduate research. During this event, Yang discussed his research experiences and results with District 23A Representative Terry Morrow (communication studies), District 23 Senator Kathy Sheran, and District 42 Senator and Gustavus alumnus David Hann. Yang’s poster presentation was about research he did with Professor of Physics Steven Mellema, titled "Construction of a Low-Coherence Optical Reflectometer." Yang was accompanied at the poster event by assistant professor of chemistry Brandy Russell, Kendall Center faculty associate for undergraduate research. His research project was supported in summer 2008 by a Presidential Faculty/Student Collaboration Grant.
The College's student newspaper, The Gustavian Weekly, was recognized with two awards at the ACP "Best of the Midwest" College Journalism Convention in Minneapolis on Feb. 22. The newspaper placed sixth in the Best of Show Award competition for four-year weekly newspapers, and photographer Alex Messenger was awarded fourth place in the News Photo category.
The Department fo Physics's chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been selected as an Outstanding SPS Chapter for the 2007-08 school year. The selection was based on the depth and breadth of SPS activities conducted at Gustavus in the areas of physics research, public science outreach, physics tutoring programs, hosting and representation at physics meetings, and providing social interaction for chapter members. Gustavus's chapter of SPS was one of 56 chapters (out of 700 at colleges and universities across the United States) recognized as outstanding for 2007-08, as well as one of only two chapters recognized in the state of Minnesota.
- Banquet wait staff (full-time; Dining Service)
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).
Partners in Education... Presenters scheduled for this Sunday include the Rev. Dr. Darrell Jodock (religion), who will be giving his talk, "Understanding Christian Identity amid Many Religions" at 9:30 a.m. at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Partners in Education is a program coordinated by the Office of Church Relations in which participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentations for adult forums, workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.
Preaching in Congregations... The Rev. Grady St. Dennis (church relations) will be preaching at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship services at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Faribault, Minn., this Sunday, March 8. This program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.
Speaking at Local Church Forum... First Lutheran Church, St. Peter, has invited Casey Elledge (religion) to lead a discussion of the book Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity, by Elaine Pagels and Karen L. King, at First Forum, Sunday, March 8.
Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a retreat for Saint John Lutheran Church from Owatonna, Minn., this Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7. The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for Jackson Lake Lutheran Church from Amboy, Minn., this Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7. A retreat for Mount Carmel Lutheran Church and Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church from Minneapolis will be hosted by the Office of Church Relations this Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 8. These student retreats will include programming provided by Gustavus Youth Outreach. Church Relations will also host a retreat for Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church from Minneapolis this Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 8.
Gustavus Youth Outreach... Upcoming GYO trips include a confirmation retreat at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dunnell, Minn., this Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8. This program, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, consists of student team members who develop relational youth ministry programs for congregations.
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:
- National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships... National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships provide opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced work in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Fellowships support both projects that can be completed during the tenure of the award and work that is part of a long-term endeavor. Tenure normally covers an uninterrupted period lasting from 6 to 12 months. For the last round of awards, the stipend was $4,200 per month and the maximum stipend was $50,400 for a 12-month tenure period. All applicants are required to submit their proposals electronically through a federal grants system, which is coordinated through the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. The deadline is May 1. For more information, please see http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships.html. Please note that the new guidelines will be online soon and that the currently available guidelines should only be used for reference.
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media locally, regionally, or around the nation:
- The Chicago Tribune quoted Cynthia Favre (Career Center) on the front page of its Sunday, Feb. 8, Jobs section.
- Gustavus was mentioned in a Feb. 11 Winthrop News article about a $20,000 grant from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation that will help support wind energy development.
- WCCO Radio ran a story on Tuesday, Feb. 24, about the new college safety video, Stay Safe at College, which was filmed at Gustavus. Ray Thrower (safety & security) was interviewed for the story.
- The Metro Lutheran printed a news brief about Gustavus's participation in RecycleMania in its March 2009 edition.
- The St. Peter Herald printed a story about St. David's Day events at Gustavus in its Thursday, Feb. 26, edition.
- The St. Peter Herald printed a story about the West Point Jazz Knights concert at Gustavus in its Thursday, Feb. 26, edition.
- The St. Peter Herald printed several pictures of former Gustavus basketball and golf coach Whitey Skoog having his jersey retired at halftime of a University of Minnesota men’s basketball game in its Thursday, Feb. 26, edition.
- The St. Peter Herald printed news briefs about head softball coach Jeff Annis being inducted into the MSCA Hall of Fame in its Thursday, Feb. 26, edition.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a story about Kevin Birr’s (Dining Service) curling team's performance at the U.S. Olympic Trials in its Thursday, Feb. 26, Sports section.
- MinnPost.com posted a feature story on the Gustavus women's hockey team on Friday, Feb. 27. Head coach Mike Carroll and students Jenny Pusch and Jessie Doig were quoted in the story.
- The Star Tribune printed a front-page story about 1965 alumnus Bill Holm's passing in its Friday, Feb. 27, edition. The story mentioned Gustavus and quoted Emeritus Professor John Rezmerski.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a story about Bill Holm's death in its Friday, Feb. 27, edition. Gustavus was mentioned in the story.
- The St. Paul Pioneer Press printed a story about Bill Holm's death in its Friday, Feb. 27, edition. The story mentioned Gustavus and quoted Emeritus Professor John Rezmerski.
- The Rochester Post-Bulletin printed a story about Bill Holm's passing in its Friday, Feb. 27, edition. Gustavus was mentioned in the story.
- WCCO.com and KARE-11.com both posted stories about Bill Holm's death; both mentioned that he was a Gustavus graduate.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a story about Kevin Birr's (Dining Service) curling team's performance in the U.S. Olympic Trials in its Friday, Feb. 27, Sports section.
- The Gustavus Dining Service was featured in a Student Affairs Leader story on Sunday, March 1. The story addresses why the Market Place has chosen not to go trayless and also mentions GustieWare.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a front-page story about energy secretary Steve Chu and his appearance at the 2007 Nobel Conference. Chuck Niederriter (physics) and Tim Robinson (psychology) were both quoted in the story.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a news brief about the Vagina Monologues performance at Gustavus on the front page of its Sunday, March 1, Currents section.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a story about Kevin Birr's (Dining Service) curling team's performance at the U.S. Olympic Trials in its Sunday, March 1, Sports section.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a story about the "Building Bridges" Conference on the front page of its Monday, March 2, Valley section. Students Rita Stevermer and Alli Linn were both quoted in the story.
- KEYC ran a story about Gustavus's participation in the Minnesota Campus Energy Challenge on its Monday, March 2, newscasts. Jim Dontje (Johnson Center) was interviewed for the story.
Anyone who has suggested additions for this list, suggestions for potential future media stories, or interest in being a media source should contact Marketing and Communication (x7520 or email@example.com).
House for Sale: Nice home for incoming faculty member or single family; 3-4 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths. Convenient location at 7th & Pine (1123 S. 7th St.) near College and South Elementary School. Available July 2009. Contact Ann Maland at 931-5804.
Townhouse for Rent: Located in Upper North Mankato. It is 2 stories, and has 3 bedrooms and 2-1/2 bathrooms. Washer/dryer, 2-car garage, and patio. Kitchen comes equipped with a dishwasher, garage disposal, microwave, oven, and refrigerator. Call 773-495-9560 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missing: Campus Activities Board table cover; black with yellow CAB logo imprint. This has been missing since January and was very costly. If you know of the whereabouts or think you may have any information, please call Andrea Junso (student activities) at x6282.
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