This Week

Monday, November 17

4:00 PM - LS 103 Meeting
Founders Hall Basement Lounge

5:30 - 7:00 PM - Interfaith Understanding Group
Founders Hall Basement Lounge

Tuesday, November 18

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections
Melissa Flowers, '09
Ascension Chapel, 2nd fl., Founders Hall

Wednesday, November 19

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Weekly Bible Study
Chicago Room, College Center
Led by Pastor Priggie, College Chaplain
Bring your lunch if you wish, and a Bible

4:00 - 5:15 PM - ACTL Technology Sessions:
Moodle and RefWorks
3:45 PM - Reception

Olin 305 and 307

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

Thursday, November 20

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Walk-in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

10:30 - 11:20 AM - LS Convocation
Centennial Hall

11:30 - 12:20 - Faculty Forum
Olin Auditorium
General Education Topics

Friday, November 21

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Tom Mayer, Sabbatical Report - "Trying Galileo"
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - A Celebration of Christmas
Wallenberg Hall
Opera @ Augustana
Amahl and the Night Visitors; Gian Carlo Menotti
The Wise Women;
Conrad Susa
John Pfautz, Director
Tickets available @ Augustana Ticket Office 309.794.7306
$10 and $8 tickets, discount for Christmas package

Saturday, November 22

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - LC Workshop
Wilson Center
Please RSVP to Nancy Loitz

7:00 PM - A Celebration of Christmas
Wallenberg Hall
Opera @ Augustana
Amahl and the Night Visitors; Gian Carlo Menotti
The Wise Women;
Conrad Susa
John Pfautz, Director
Tickets available @ Augustana Ticket Office 309.794.7306
$10 and $8 tickets, discount for Christmas package

Sunday, November 23

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

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

7:00 PM - A Celebration of Christmas
Wallenberg Hall
Opera @ Augustana
Amahl and the Night Visitors; Gian Carlo Menotti
The Wise Women;
Conrad Susa
John Pfautz, Director
Tickets available @ Augustana Ticket Office 309.794.7306
$10 and $8 tickets, discount for Christmas package

Volume 6, Issue 12 - November 17, 2008

Faculty News

Dan Corts took ten psychology major students to the Tri-State Undergraduate Research Conference at University of Wisconsin-Platteville on Saturday, November 1st. Included were the following students who presented their research:

Paul Croll is working with a group of race scholars from across the country to develop new survey items on race relations for the 2010 General Social Survey (GSS). The GSS is the largest project funded by the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation; it is the most frequently analyzed source of information in the social sciences after the U.S. Census. Paul was invited to join this group to help develop new survey items about whiteness, focusing specifically on Americans' attitudes about white privilege and whites' sense of their own racial identity.

Greg Domski has had one of his dissertation chapters published as a paper in Chemical Communications. It is available online now as an Advance Article and will be in print shortly. It can be accessed here.  The title of the paper is:  Synthesis of a new olefin polymerization catalyst supported by an sp3-C donor via insertion of a ligand-appended alkene into the Hf-C bond of a neutral pyridylamidohafnium trimethyl complex.

Cathy Goebel is listed in Who's Who of American Women, 2008-09, which commemorates their 50th year of publishing this title. Carla Tracy advises that: "The Marquis Who's Who (and all of its variations, such as this one) is a well-established publication that is held by many libraries. It is indexed by Biography and Genealogy Master Index, the grand index of biographical information."

Steve Klien served as the expert for channel 4 on election night from 6:55 - 10:30 PM. He was also interviewed pre-election for the following story that ran at 5:00 PM and a shorter version at 10:00 PM http://www.whbf.com/global/video/flash/popupplayer.asp?clipld1=3099074&at1=News&vt1=v&h1=Technology+Playing+A+Roll+in+
Campaign+2008&d1=112533&redirUrl=www.WHBF.com&activePane=
info&LaunchPageAdTag=homepage&clipFormat=flv&rnd=54511854

Jason Koontz was recently quoted in the CIEE newsletter about preparing faculty to lead a program in Ireland in 2010. Read about it here.

Friday, November 6th, the editors of Rose & Thorn Magazine named Paul Lewellan's flash fiction, "Thomas, The Twin," the Read of the Day on Twitter. The story was first published in the Autumn 2008 issue of Rose and Thorn.  www.roseandthornezine.com

Another short story by Paul Lewellan, "The Samaritan", is featured in the November issue of Underground Voices.  www.undergroundvoices.com

One of Heather Mattern's students that did research in her lab this past summer, Bret VanDeWoestyne, presented a research poster titled "The Metabolic Syndrome May Result in an Increase in Caspase-3 and p53 Protein in Arteries from Ossabaw Swine" at the 2008 Undergraduate Research Symposia in the Biology Science and Psychology (put on by the Midstates Consortium for Math and Science) at University of Chicago from October 3-November 2.

Erin Stoffel took three students to the Undergraduate Research Symposium: Biological Science and Psychology held at the University of Chicago October 31-November 2. This prestigious conference is sponsored by the Midstates Consortium for Math and Science. The following students presented their research.

Chris Whitt talks about the significance of Barack Obama's win. Read about it here.