QUAD CITIES to HOST Illinois Reform Commission
TOWN HALL MEETING
The Illinois Reform Commission (IRC) will hold its fifth Town Hall meeting on Thursday, March 26 at Augustana College in the Franklin W. Olin Center for Educational Technology Auditorium, Rock Island, IL (733 35th Street) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The meeting will include a moderated public discussion followed by an open question and comment period. Political Science faculty members Dr. David Dehnel and Dr. Paul Weissburg will serve as moderators along with Augustana student Joshua Morgan.
The IRC Commissioners scheduled to attend include:
- Patrick Collins, IRC Chairman; Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
- Brad McMillan, Executive Director, Institute for Principled Leadership, Bradley University
- Shelia Simon, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law
Members of the public and the media are invited to attend.
For more information about the Commission and to see the schedule of upcoming meetings, please visit http://www.ReformIllinoisNow.org.
Spring Term Lecture: "More Than a Few Good Men" A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence Against Women with Jackson Katz
March 24, 2009
7:00 PM - Olin Auditorium
This acclaimed program inspires men and women to confront one of the most serious and persistent problems facing college students: violence against women. The subjects he covers include sexual and domestic violence, but also pornography, prostitution and stripping. Traditionally, these issues have been considered "women's issues." "More Than a Few Good Men," by contract, focuses on the lives and attitudes of boys and men. In a provocative presentation that interposes irreverent humor with unpleasant reality, Katz stimulates dialogue between the sexes by helping to illuminate how the problems of individual women and men are linked to larger social forces.
Convocation - Gregg Levoy
Thursday, March 26, 2009
10:30 - 11:20 AM - Centennial Hall
Gregg Levoy is the author of "Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life," a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, Quality Paperback Books, and One Spirit Book Club, as well as a text in various graduate programs in Management and Organizational Leadership; and "This Business of Writing." A former adjunct professor of journalism at the University of New Mexico, and former columnist and reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer and USA Today, he has written about the subject of callings for the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Omni, Psychology Today, Reader's Digest, and many others, as well as for corporate, promotional and television projects. Mr. Levoy will also be doing a session entitled "The True Material: Finding Your Calling as a Writer."
The River Readings at Augustana - Aryn Kyle
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Larson Hall (in Bergendoff Hall)
Aryn Kyle reads from her fiction. With a freshly minted MFA from the writing program at the University of Montana, Aryn Kyle published her first story "Foaling Season" in the Atlantic Monthly and won a National Magazine Award for Fiction. Prompted by readers' suggestions, she expanded the story into a novel, The God of Animals, which tells the story of 12-year-old Alice Winston who struggles to find a foothold in the midst of a crumbling world--her father's failing horse ranch, a sister who runs away with a cowboy, a dead classmate, a mother who keeps to her room. And the horses are magnificent. Attend the reading and enjoy an escape into the imagination with a young, talented, engaging writer.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Alumni/Departmental Summer Assistantships [4 awards at $500]
Deadline: Wednesday, April 1 at 4:30 pm
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 from 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 at 4:30 PM.
Questions: contact Michigan Green in the Academic Affairs Office.
CALL FOR JAEKE AWARD NOMINATIONS
Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2009 at 4:30 pm
Nominations for the Harold T. and Violet M. Jaeke awards must be received in the Academic Affairs office no later than 4:30 PM Friday, April 3, 2009 at 4:30 PM. So that we may fully and fairly consider each nominee, the Jaeke Committee asks that you complete the nomination form; we will not review letters of nomination. The Committee also will not consider group/collaborative nominations (one nomination form with multiple signatures). Each recommendation requires a separate nomination form. Keep in mind that it is possible to receive the award ONE TIME ONLY. Please take the time to recognize the hard work of your fellow workers. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Koski in the Academic Affairs Office.
Register NOW for the 2009 Celebration of Learning!
...the Augustana College student research symposium.