This Week

Monday, December 1

4:00 PM - LSFY 103 meeting
Olin 302

5:00 - 6:30 PM - Freistat Summer Language Fellows Presentations
Great Hall, Evald Carlsson building

Tuesday, December 2

11:30 - 12:30 - LunchBytes
Library, PBK Room
"Electronic Portfolios at Augustana"

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Barbara Gottechalk
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall

6:00 PM - Working with Faith Potluck
Founders Hall Basement Lounge
Bring a dish to share. Main dish provided by CVR

Wednesday, December 3

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


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

Thursday, December 4

10:30 AM - Convocation
Centennial Hall
Bobbie Gottschalk, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar
"Out Beyond Ideas"

11:30 - 12:30 - Faculty Senate Meeting
Science 102

4:30 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Wilson Center
For more information contact Molly Todd or Jason Mahn

7:30 - 9:00 PM - Center for the Study of Ethics Community Lecture
"Toward a Balanced Approach to Peace in the Middle East: Some Untold Stories"
Allan Ross, Exec. Dir. of Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities
Science 102
There will be a reception following the lecture, sponsored by the alumni association

Friday, December 5

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center
Sabbatical Reports
Margaret Farrar - "The Geography of Memory: Amnesia, Nostaglia, and the Politics of Place"
Steve Klien - "The Politics of the Big Mouth: Diatribe and the Rhetoric of the Culture Wars"

8:00 PM - A Celebration of Christmas
Centennial Hall
Featuring the Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Augustana Brass Ensemble, Augustana Choir, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble, Collegiate Chorale and Augustana Women's Ensemble
Tickets available through the Augustana Ticket Office 309.794.7306
$16 and $13 tickets, $8 for students

Saturday, December 6

7:00 PM - Holiday Planitarium Show
John Deere Planetarium,
820 38th Street, Rock Island
Free admission/reservations
requested 309.794.7327
Not recommended for children <7 year old.

Sunday, December 7

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

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

Volume 6, Issue 13 - December 1, 2008

Faculty News

Deborah Bracke, Education Department, had an article entitled, "Using a Social Story to Improve the Recess Behavior of a Student with Autism Spectrum Disorder" published in the Fall, 2008 issue of Focus on Inclusive Education, a peer-reviewed quarterly publication for the Association for Childhood Education International. Her article addressed the profound and persistent difficulties children with Asperger's Syndrome experience in social domains. Social stories are presented as a positive behavioral intervention that bridges this challenging dilemma.

In late October, pianist Rob Elfline presented a guest artist recital at Illinois Wesleyan University entitled "Waking from the Trance: an Experiment in Post-minimalism." The recital presented a selection of post-minimalist pieces by composers William Duckworth, Hans Otte, Tom Johnson, Howard Skempton and Kyle Gann. The performance concluded with a collaborative performance of Terry Riley's seminal minimalist piece "In C," where Rob was joined by a group of Illinois Wesleyan students and faculty.

On November 15, Rob Elfline was featured as guest soloist with the Clinton (IA) Symphony Orchestra in their Autumn Concert. The concert entitled "The Wolfgang-Ludwig Connection," presented late works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart alongside early works of Ludwig van Beethoven in an effort to appreciate the momentary similarity of these two composers. For his portion of the program, Rob performed Mozart's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D Minor, K. 466.

Mariano Magalhães had a paper accepted for presentation at the 2009 conference of the Latin American Studies Association, to be held June 11-14 in Rio de Janeiro. The title of the paper is "The Municipalismo Movement in Brazil: The Impact of National and State-Level Institutions on Local Government."