Monday, January 19

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LS 102 Meeting
Founders Hall Basement

6:30 - 8:30 PM - High School Band Festival Finale Concert
Centennial Hall
James Lambrecht
Free to the public

Tuesday, January 20

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Broadcast of President Barack Obama Swearing-In Ceremony
Olin Auditorium

There will be NO Tuesday Reflections due the the Inauguration

CANELLED - LunchBytes
Library, PBK Room

8:00 - 11:00 PM - Student Recital
Centennial Hall
Free to the public

Wednesday, January 21

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

4:00 PM - ACTL PowerPoint Workshop
Evald 315
Presented by Paul Lewellen. See Announcements for for information

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Women's and Gender Studies Tea Series - "The Diatribe of Ann Coulter: Gendered Style, Conservative Ideology, and the Public Sphere" presented by Steve Klien, Communication Studies
Evald Great Hall

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

Thursday, January 22

No Convocation Today

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

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Division Meetings
See Announcements for location

8:00 PM - Ethnographic Film Series "The Snowbowl Effect"
Science Building Room 304

Friday, January 23

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Augustana College Studio Art Faculty Exhibition (Friday Conversations)
Augustana College Art Museum
Public reception to follow 4:30 - 6:30 PM
See Announcements for more detail

7:30 - 10:30 PM  - Percussion Ensemble
Ensemble Room-Bergendoff Building of Fine Arts
Tony Oliver
Free to the public

Saturday, January 24

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Admissions Departmental Open House & Scholarship Competition

4:00 - 6:00 PM - Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Elise Croner & Megan Hoener, flute
Free to the public

8:00 - 11:00 PM - Faculty Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Double Reed Faculty Recital
Cynthia Lambrecht, oboe
Sue Bawden, bassoon
Robert Elfline, piano and harpsichord
Angela Hand, voice
Bach, Poulenc, Dring and other composers represented

Sunday, January 25

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 17 - January 19, 2009

This Week's Message

The Augie Reads Committee, with the endorsement of the General Education Committee, after many rounds of conversations and the careful consideration of a large number of books, is very pleased to announce the selection of Barack Obama's Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance for the Class of 2013. Among the many compelling arguments in favor of adopting this book for Augie Reads is timeliness. This book will provide our incoming students with a window to understand the journey our first African-American president traveled to discover himself, from his childhood growing up in Hawaii and Indonesia through his work as a community organizer in Chicago to his time spent in Kenya. The book is also a meditation on race: what does it mean to be African American in our society today? Further, Obama's memoir is finely written; we believe that it will be an excellent text for use in the LSFY101 classes and throughout the curriculum. Finally, this thoughtfully written memoir is a wonderful example of practicing what we preach to our students here at Augustana College: reflection. More than anything else, this book offers an example of what our Liberal Studies program, our newly developed Senior Inquiry projects, and the Center for Vocational Reflection try to convey to our students in terms of thinking about who you are and finding a coherent life narrative.

Mariano Magalhães
Associate Professor of Political Science