David Davies (Music) and Carrie Davies (Music) welcomed Clara Joy into the world on February 17th. Clara weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. and has a full head of beautiful dark hair. Older brother and sister are learning to share the spotlight and are enjoying their new toy.
Midwest Faculty Seminar: Religion and Morality
April 16-18, 2009
Registration deadline is 12:00 PM on Friday, March 20, 2009.
Please contact Jeff Abernathy before 12:00 Noon on Thursday, March 19th if you are interested in attending this seminar.
Office of Student Activities Spring Term Events
"Mixed Drinks Mixed Emotions" with Ross Szabo
March 17, 2009
"Mixed Drinks Mixed Emotions" is a variation on Szabo's primary program but with an emphasis on the role of alcohol as both a symptom and a trigger of mental health problems. It's a tremendous new perspective on campus alcohol issues.
The discussion of Aryn Kyle's book, The God of Animals will be on Friday, March 20th at 12:00 PM in the Katz-Harris Room of Tredway Library. Bring your lunch...dessert is provided. Discussion is open to students, faculty and staff----yes, that means you, too!
Aryn Kyle will be visiting campus and reading in The River Readings on Thursday, March 26th, at 7:00 PM in Wallenberg Hall. Refreshments will be served following the reading.
for Emeritus Geology Professor
Dr. Richard Anderson
Celebrate the life of "Doc" Anderson with his family, friends, former students and colleagues in Ascension Chapel on Saturday, March 21st at 3:00 PM. Reception immediately following in the Fryxell Geology Museum.
Environmental Film Fest
Saturday, March 28, 2009
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fryxell Geology Museum
The Augustana Fryxell Geology Museum and the Departments of Geology and Geography are pleased to partner with the local chapter of the Sierra Club by hosting their 4th annual Environmental Film Fest on Saturday, March 28th from 11 AM - 7 PM at the museum. Open to the public and free of charge, the 2009 Environmental Film Fest will focus on water. The five full-length movies and nine "shorts" that will be shown throughout the day address the environmental and social issues regarding water use, abuse, conservation, pollution, and privatization. In addition to Augustana's Jennifer Burnham, Garry Griffith, Norm Moline, Jason Peters, Jeff Strasser and Mike Wolf, local experts from RiverAction, City of Moline Water Department, Sierra Club, Radish Magazine, and Partners of Scott County Watershed will be leading discussions after each movie. for a complete listing of movies, times and descriptions, go to www.augustana.edu/fryxellmuseaum.com. Join us at the movies!
Ethics Essay Competition
Each spring, the Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics sponsors an Ethics Essay Competition. Please see the attachment for details, but note that monetary awards are given for the top three essays submitted and topics can include any recently written paper with an ethical component (applied or theoretical). For additional information, contact Heidi Storl.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Alumni/Departmental Summer Assistantships
[4 awards at $500]
Deadline: Wednesday, April 1 @ 4:30 p.m.
Proposal: Should provide an overview and scope of the work to be done and the impact of this project on the student, the college and/or the discipline. It is preferred that the proposal come fom both student and faculty, however, proposals from faculty members will be considered if the student has not been selected yet. Proposals do not have to be lengthy, 1-2 pages will suffice. Submit proposals electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Projects: Although recent past proposals have focused on teaching and learning projects, the alumni board would also like to encourage other subjects and research projects for more variety.
Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 by 4:30 p.m.
Questions: Contact Michael Green in the Academic Affairs Office.
Illinois Humanities Council Event
The Illinois Humanities Council is sponsoring a series of approximately 15 sessions around the state on: All Consuming: Conversations on Oil and Water in Illinois. Norm Moline was asked to serve on the advisory committee for the three sessions which will be held in western Illinois. Fortunately, one of the sessions will be here in the Quad Cities - on March 19 from 7:00 - 9:30 PM in Olin Auditorium. (The other ones will be in Galesburg and Peoria). The topic for the March 19th session is: "Oil and water in ethanol production and the relationship/tension between nature and society". Presenters will include an environmental scientist/geographer from Southern Illinois University, a senior research economist from the University of Chicago, a philosophy professor from Knox College and a farmer. For more information, please contact Norm Moline.
News About the Augustana College Art Collection
Two works of art from the Augustana College Art Collection were recently selected to be reproduced on the new Internet home page banner of the Association of College and University Museums and Galleries (ACUMG). The Chicago design firm had an array of possible images from important academic museums across the country. Selected were a ceramic by Jody Folwell from the Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection, and an 1872 landscape painting by William Keith that was donated in memory of Dr. Fritiof and Regina Fryxell. This is national coverage for the art collection at Augustana College.
Sherry C. Maurer
Director, Augustana College Art Museum