Monday, April 20

11:30 AM - Harry Brod "Beyond 'But We Were Both Drinking!': The Ethics and erotics of Sexual Consent"
Board Room, College Center

4:00 PM - Women & Gender Studies Tea Hour Series Talk and Reception with Harry Brod
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

5:30 PM - Interfaith Understanding Group
Founders Hall Basement
Supper is included
RSVP to Richard Priggie

7:00 PM - Harry Brod "The People of the Comic Book"
Olin Auditorium

7:30 PM - George Gmelch: The Changing World of Professional Baseball
Science Building Room 102

Tuesday, April 21

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Levoy Workshop Follow-Up
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Ian Fletcher, '09
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall

7:00 PM - Augustana Historical Society Meeting
Wilson Center

Wednesday, April 22

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Walk-in Hour with Jeff Abernathy
116 Founders Hall

9:30 AM - Coffee and Conversations
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study "Jesus and the
Kingdom of God"
Chicago Room, College Center
Led by Pastor Priggie, College Chaplain. Bring your lunch if you wish, and a Bible

6:00 PM - Readings
Reading
Iowa Writers' Workshop Teaching Fellows Alicia Myers (poetry) and Dan Rosenberg (poetry)
Wilson Center

9:30 PM - Evening Prayer & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall

Thursday, April 23

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation
John Granger
See Announcements for more information
Centennial Hall

4:30 PM - RSVP Deadline for Rituals and Practices Workshop
ChristieAnderson@augustana.edu
See Announcements for more information

5:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department Chairs
Wilson Center 

7:30 PM - Ric Burns' Documentary Film Showing: Tecumseh's Vision
Olin Auditorium
See Announcements for more information

Friday, April 24

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Reflection Roundtable
Wilson Center
See CVR for more information

4:00 PM - Week Seven Seminar
"Darwin's Contribution to Modern Thought"
led by Kevin Geedey

3:30 PM - Refreshments
Tredway Library
See Announcements for more information

Saturday, April 25

8:00 PM - The Handel Oratorio Society Spring Concert
Centennial Hall

Sunday, April 26

10:30 AM - Sunday Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel, 2nd fl., Founders Hall

12:00 - 400 PM - Campus-Wide Clean-Up
See Announcements for more information

5:00 PM - Sunday Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, 2nd fl., Founders Hall

7:00 PM - Percussion Ensemble
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Building

8:00 - Handbell Choir
Ascension Chapel

Volume 6, Issue 27 - April 20, 2009

Center for Vocational Reflection

Harry Brod to Lecture
Monday, April 20, 2009

11:30 AM
"Beyond 'But We Were Both Drinking!': The Ethics and Erotics of Sexual Consent"
Harry BrodBoard Room, College Center

4:00 PM
Reception
Evald Great Hall

7:00 PM
"The People of the Comic Book"
Monday, April 20, 2009
Olin Auditorium

It's a MAN! It's a JEW! It's a MENSCH!
Did you know Superman is Jewish? Come learn how Clark Kent and Superman embody the real and fantasy lives of their creators, two Jewish teenagers in Depression-era Cleveland. From Superman and Batman to Spider-Man and the Hulk, comic book superheroes have sprung from the imaginations of Jewish men. What themes of gendered power and powerlessness, of diasporic longings and immigrant uncertainties did these men inscribe into their superhuman creations? This talk explores these and other issues to generate new understanding of our heroes, of ourselves.

Harry Brod, professor of philosophy and humanities at Northern Iowa University, will give a lecture on the occasion of National Holocaust Remembrance Day. Dr. Brod specializes in gender studies, Jewish studies and social and political philosophy.

Sponsored by the Geifman Endowment for Judaica and the CVR.

Coffee and Conversation

coffee hourJoin your colleagues again on Wednesday at 9:30 AM in the Carlsson Evald Great Hall for weekly Coffee and Conversations. Talk to your colleagues. Enjoy a hot cup of Starbucks coffee ($1.50 for a 12 oz. cup of coffee, FREE for the first 10 people). Indulge in a sweet treat. Stop by as you are able. (There might even be some other surprises awaiting those who come!) We look forward to seeing you Wednesday!

Levoy Workshop Follow-Up

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
10:30 - 11:20 AM
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

Did you enjoy the Levoy workshop? Were you not able to attend but heard great things? Join us as we take the next step and consider ways to bring what we learned to our students. We will begin with a short recap of the workshop and then proceed to brainstorm. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Rituals and Practices Workshop

Explore ways to express and connect to the Holy in everyday life

Monday, April 27, 2009
5:30 - 7:00 P
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

This workshop, led by Dr. Pat Shea, Augustana professor of education and spiritual director, invites faculty, staff and students for an evening of pause to learn and engage in a variety of rituals and practices to enrich your daily life and create awareness of the Holy. Dinner provided. Please RSVP to Christie Anderson by Thursday, April 23, 2009.

Reflection Roundtable

Friday, April 24, 2009
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Wilson Center

After recent reflection workshops it seems many of us have some desire to talk about reflection and how we can do it with our students, using each other as resources. The CVR invites you to join our Reflection Roundtable, reserved in the Wilson Center on Fridays of weeks 7, 8, 9 and 10. Provide your own lunch, but enjoy dessert on the CVR. Join this open forum as your schedule permits.

Values of Augustana (mark your calendar!)

Jeff Abernathy
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
10:30 AM
Library South End

The last in the series? If you would like to present your ideas on what are (or should be) the values of Augustana, contact Bob Haak.

Pastoral Visitor

Rev. Bob Kaul will be on campus from April 24th - May 6th, working with students on discerning vocations as workers in the church, reflecting on his own work, and being a resource for the campus community. Watch here for more plans!