Monday, February 2

1:00 - 2:15 PM - Faculty Senate Steering Committee Meeting
Evald Hall, Room 20

2:30 - 3:30 PM - Walk-in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

5:30 - 7:00 PM - Interfaith Understanding Group
Founders Hall Basement Lounge
Supper is included
RSVP to Pastor Priggie

Tuesday, February 3

10:45 AM - Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Free to the public

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Deb Bracke, Education Dept.
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall

8:00 AM - Guest Artist - Dr. H. Joseph Butler, organ
Centennial Hall
Free to the public

Wednesday, February 4

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

3:45 - 5:00 PM - Teaching Circle
Wilson Center

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Women's and Gender Studies Tea Series
"In Search of Subaltern Voices in South Asian Women's Fiction: The Case of Mahasweta Devi's 'Draupadi'"
Evald Great Hall

7:00 PM - Ain't I a Woman! performance
Wallenberg Hall of Denkmann Building
See Announcements for more information

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

Thursday, February 5

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Teaching Circle
Old Main 128

11:30 AM -  Full Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

2:00 PM - NEH Phone Conference on Summer Institutes
See Grants page for more information

6:00 PM - 2nd Annual Hunger Banquet
College Center Loft
Free

7:00 PM - Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture Series
Dr. Timothy Bloser - A lecture on Virtue Ethics
Science 304

7:00 PM - 14th Annual Hispanic Film Festival
"Mar adentro (The Sea Inside)"
Science Building Auditorium
Free of charge
See Announcements for more details

No Convocation Today

Friday, February 6

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations - Scott Ireland, Sabbatical Report:  From Good to Mythos: The Lincoln Legend of Theatre and Live Performance"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Dahl Room

7:00 PM  - Honors Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Free to the public

7:30 PM - the Learned Ladies (Les Femmes Savantes)
Potter Theatre in Bergendoff Hall
Tickets $10, senior and student discount
Call 309.794.7306 for more information or to order tickets by phone.

Saturday, February 7

4:00 PM - Augustana Three Choirs Concert
Centennial Hall
Free to the public

7:30 PM - the Learned Ladies (Les Femmes Savantes)
Potter Theatre in Bergendoff Hall
Tickets $10, senior and student discount
Call 309.794.7306 for more information or to order tickets by phone.

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert
Centennial Hall
Joseph Ott, director
Free to the public

Sunday, February 8

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

1:30 PM - the Learned Ladies (Les Femmes Savantes)
Potter Theatre in Bergendoff Hall
Tickets $10, senior and student discount
Call 309.794.7306 for more information or to order tickets by phone.

2:00 PM - Augustana Concert Band
Centennial Hall
Rick Jaeschke, conductor
Free to the public

4:00 PM - Senior Recital - Stephanie Faraci, viola
Wallenberg Hall
Free to the public

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

 

Volume 6, Issue 19, February 2, 2009

Faculty News

On January 24, Darrin Good from the Biology Department presented two programs at the Field Museum in Chicago.  There was a fantastic turnout of alumni and their children, as well as parents of current students.  Approximately 170 attended the insect presentation and 70 heard his talk about Augie's Medical Service Learning Program in Nicaragua. 

Assisting him were two students who travelled on our first Nicaragua medical program, Dave Barefield, '09 and Haroon Hussain, '08 (currently a student at University of Chicago's medical school).

His museum program descriptions are below:

Augustana's Medical Mission Trips to Nicaragua!

In February, Dr. Darrin Good, '87, will lead his third group of Augie students and alumni to run free medical clinics in the Central American country of Nicaragua.  Listen to stories and see images of these transformative experiences from students who traveled last year and Dr. Good.  Hear how students learned practical medical and diagnostic skills while simultaneously cultivating sensitivity to the human side of medicine.  Through this service learning program, student and alumni participants developed a deeper understanding of global health as they witnessed firsthand the complicated issues of poverty, the inequalities of healthcare, and how each of us can make a difference in the world.  Past participants of the program have continued on to graduate programs in medicine and public health.  Find out how Augustana alumni can get involved!

Wild & Wacky World of Insects!

In this kid-centered program, the Augie "Bugman," Dr. Darrin Good, '87, will share fun, zany and some revolting facts of the insect world.  Dr. Good earned a Ph.D. from the Entomology Department at University of Kansas and then returned to Augustana to teach all the gross and disgusting subjects...insects, parasites & cadaver dissection!  Soon after returning to his alma mater fourteen years ago, he began giving free elementary school presentations.  Now he is bringing his "dog and pony show" "dung beetle and praying mantis show" on the road. Using both live and preserved insects, he will evoke a range of emotions in the young and young at heart...humor and horror, disgust and delight.