Campus Emergency Notification Drill
Augustana College will be testing the on-campus emergency notification system on Tuesday, October 14th. On the day of the drill sirens will sound throughout campus. To prepare for the drill, please sign up to receive emergency messages either by cell phone or e-mail, and check teh evacuation routes for campus buildings. You can access or sign up for E2campus, our web-based emergency notification system, at www.augustana.edu/e2campus. The notification is voluntary, and there is no charge to use the system other than your mobile phone provider's normal fee for text messaging. If you have questions, please talk with your building safety officer.
Convocation - October 16 - Robert Levey
10:30 - 11:20 AM
"Campaign Coverage 2008: Not the Media's Finest Hour."
Levey's focus for the talk will be that when media get into the prognostication business, and out of the reporting business, we get the inaccurate mess that we've gotten so far in 2008. From 1981 to 2004, "Bob Levey's Washington," a column about Washington life, appeared five days a week in The Washington Post. During his 36-year career at the Post, Mr. Levey has covered presidential politics, Congress, local news, features, and sports. His column won major awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Washington Journalism Review. He was named one of the top columnists in Washington by Washingtonian Magazine six times, and in 1999 the magazine named him "Washingtonian of the Year." Mr. Levey has also had an extensive career in electronic media and has worked for seven radio stations, four TV stations, and one Internet site. Levey Live, an hour-long chat that appeared twice each week on the Post's website, won consistently high ratings. He has been called "The Larry King of the Internet," although he does not wear suspenders. He has received the top rating as a speaker by the International Platform Association, the country's leading speakers' bureau, and he has served as an adjunct professor or lecturer in journalism at the University of Maryland and Duke University. He has recently been appointed to the Hardin Chair of Excellence in Managerial Journalism at the University of Memphis where he will teach courses in the newspaper/magazine concentration.
Ander lecture in Immigration History
The 2008 O. Fritiof Ander Lecture in Immigration History will be presented by Joy Lintelman, professor of history at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Lintelman has worked extensively in the field of Swedish immigration history, with a particular emphasis on the conditions of Swedish-American women. The title of her talk is "I Go to America": Swedish American Women and the Life of Mina Anderson. Lintelman's talk will be held on Friday October 17th at 7:00 PM in room 102 in the Science Building.
This lecture will describe Mina Anderson's life as a Swedish immigrant woman, using her words and experiences to provide an intimate and detailed portrait of a young Swedish woman who chose to immigrate to America in the nineteenth century. The presentation will also address the larger issue of why women decided to leave, what they experienced when arriving in the United States, and how they survived.
When twenty-three-year-old Mina Anderson told her family in 1890 that she wanted to immigrate to America, "Go only if you will have things better" was their response. Did she indeed "have things better" by immigrating to the United States? According to a memoir she later wrote for author Vilhelm Moberg, she had "always had it better here." The life of Mina Anderson-as single female immigrant, domestic service worker, and Swedish-American wife and mother-is in many ways representative of the nearly a quarter of a million single women who left Sweden to settle in America between 1881 and 1920.
Professor Lintelman's talk is based on her forthcoming book by the same title, which is scheduled for publication by the Minnesota Historical Society Press in the spring of 2009.
Please join us on October 17th for what promises to be a most stimulating Ander lecture in Immigration History.
Dag Blanck, Director
Five-Week Classes Needed
The Retention Committee has identified a need for five-week classes following the winter break. Academic Affairs will pay a stipend of $500 for up to four faculty willing to reword a 10-week course into a 5-week session for this coming winter term. Please discuss your interest with your department chair and Jeff Abernathy.