Monday, April 5

No Classes today

7:00 PM - Swedish Immigration to the Quad Cities
Christina Johansson of the Swenson Swedish Center at Augustana College will speak. The presentation is one of a series of events related to Scott County Reads Together and the residency of John Price, author of Man Killed by Pheasant.
Davenport Main Library, 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA

Tuesday, April 6

Tuesday, April 6th will follow a MONDAY schedule

12:30 - 5:00 - Spring Preview Day
College Center

NO Tuesday Reflection Today

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital:  Janina Ehrlich, cello; Deborah Dakin, viola; Robert Elfline, piano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, April 7

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Evald Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study:  The Path of Descent
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

12:00 PM - Thirty-Fourth Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition
The annual juried competition is open to artists working in any media except video, and residing within a 150-mile radius of the Quad Cities
Art Museum (Centennial Hall)

1:30 PM - Augustana Endowment Society
Beth Carvey , historian at the Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island, will speak to the Augustana Endowment Society on "Saunkenuk, Capital of the Sauk Nation in Rock Island"
Westerlin Residence Center, 3200 10 Ave., Rock Island

3:45 PM - Teaching Circle (First-Year Faculty): "Making the Transition to College"
Wilson Center

7:30 PM - "Who Was Black Hawk? Who Are We?
Historian Kerry Trask speaks on the ongoing effects of Black Hawk on the American Identity
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

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

Thursday, April 8

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation:  Dr. Miram Labbok - "Why should I attend a talk about....breastfeeding!?!"
Centennial Hall

12:00 PM - Thirty-Fourth Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition
The annual juried competition is open to artists working in any media except video, and residing within a 150-mile radius of the Quad Cities
Art Museum (Centennial Hall)

12:00 PM - Edible Book Festival and Contest
Thomas Tredway Library

7:00 PM - Between the Jigs and the Reels: Traditional Music and Tourism in the West of Ireland
Adam Kaul talks about research in Ireland that has generated his book, "Turning the Tune."
Olin Auditorium

Friday, April 9

12:00 PM - Thirty-Fourth Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition
The annual juried competition is open to artists working in any media except video, and residing within a 150-mile radius of the Quad Cities
Art Museum (Centennial Hall)

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations:  "Balancing teaching, scholarship, and service: focus on service" presented by Alli Haskill, Wendy Hilton-Morrow, and Jane Simonsen
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Evald Great Hall

Saturday, April 10

9:30 AM - Henriette C.K. Naeseth and the Reality of Dreams
Ann Boaden speaks to the Rock Island-Moline Branch of the American Association of University Women
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL

10:00 AM - Augie Acres Plant and Plough Celebration
Celebrate spring by gathering together to help plant and enjoy the day at Augie Acres. It's our first annual Augie Acres Plant and Plough Celebration.
2:00 PM - Barbecue
Augie Acres, 6th Avenue & 34th Street, Rock Island

12:00 PM - Thirty-Fourth Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition
The annual juried competition is open to artists working in any media except video, and residing within a 150-mile radius of the Quad Cities
Art Museum (Centennial Hall)

Sunday, April 11

8:00 AM - Ascension Singers "tour"
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1310 Shepherd Dr., Naperville, IL

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

12:00 PM - Thirty-Fourth Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition
The annual juried competition is open to artists working in any media except video, and residing within a 150-mile radius of the Quad Cities
Art Museum (Centennial Hall)

2:00 PM - Augustana Chamber Singers Spring Matinee
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

4:30 PM - Student Recital - Megan Timmerman, bassoon
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

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

Volume 8, Issue 24 - April 5, 2010

Announcements

Convocation Dr. Miriam Labbok
"Why should I talk about .....breastfeeding!?!"
Thursday, April 8, 2010
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Dr. Labbok is a Professor of the Practice of Public Health and Director of the Carolina Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. CGBI was established in 2006 and exists to further statewide, national and global understanding and support for the mother/child dyad as key to the achievement of optimal infant and young child feeding and associated reproductive health.

In her address, she will examine breastfeeding as a construct for considering how we live our lives. Dr. Labbok has 35 years of research and programme work experience with maternal/child health and nutrition issues.  Her expertise will help us recognize why we should care about breastfeeding in this diverse and changing world.


It's back--the Edible Book Festival! 

Make an edible creation representing a favorite book
and bring it to the Library's lobby
on Thursday, April 8, by noon.
(Bring the book along that inspired your culinary creation.)

 NEW category this year (in honor of the sesquicentennial):

"Edible Augustana"

Make a creation that represents Augustana...

Old Main in sugar cubes?

A Viking in beets and radishes?

All entries must be made out of food & have something to do with books or Augie. Voting commences at noon. Judging held at 4:00. Winners announced at 4:30.

Four categories of winners: People's Choice, Most Creative, Most Representative of Book, Most Representative of Augustana. You could win a $50 or $25 gift certificate at the Bookstore! Open to all students, faculty, and staff. Contact Margi Rogal.


"Between the Jigs and the Reels:
Traditional Music and Tourism in the West of Ireland"

Presented by Adam Kaul
Thursday, April 8, 2010
7:30 PM in Olin Auditorium

Radical social and economic changes have occurred during the last century in Ireland. These changes impact all aspects of local life but none more so than traditional Irish music, an increasingly important marker of Irish identity. Prior to the recent collapse of the Irish economy, the biggest force of change was the explosion of tourism in the 1990s and 2000s. Adam Kaul spent a year living in a small village on the west coast of Ireland in order to study exactly how tourism has changed social life there, and in particular, public performances of traditional music. In this lecture, he will discuss his ethnographic fieldwork, the impacts of tourism on Irish music and culture, and the crisis of the post-"Celtic tiger" era.


Opening Reception for the
Thirty-fourth Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition
Augustana College Art Museum
Friday, April 9, 2010
4:30-6:30 PM

This annual juried competition is open to artists working in any media except video, and residing within a 150-mile radius of the Quad Cities. More than $3,000 in awards will be presented, announced at 5:40 PM. Co-sponsors are the volunteers of the Rock Island Art Guild. The 2010 juror is Lisa Tremper Hanover, director for over twenty years of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Included among the exhibiting artists are Augustana faculty Peter Xiao, Bruce Walters, John Deason and Corrine Smith, and alumni George Olson, Joel Knanishu, and Audrey Brown.  Refreshments will be served. The exhibition continues through May 2, open Tuesdays through Sundays, noon to 4:00 PM.


Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics
presents lecture series ranging from Christian-Jewish relations
to eugenics in America
Lectures are at 7:00 PM
Augustana Science Building

Tuesday April 13:  Jason Mahn presents "Christians' Responsibility to Their Jewish Neighbors: Overcoming Supersessionism"

Thursday, April 29:  Arthur Pitz presents "The American Eugenics Movement: Precursor to the Holocaust"

Monday, May 10:  Tim Bloser presents "Virtue, Character, and the Emotions"


Final Lecture of 2010 Polar Lecture Series

"The Lush Vegetation of Antarctica:
Understanding Ancient Climate from Fossil Plants"
presented by Dr. Edith Taylor, University of Kansas
Thursday, April 15, 2010
7:00 PM
Science Building, Room 102

Dr. Taylor will share her experiences living and working in Antarctica in a free, public lecture, which is the culminating event in the celebration of Augustana's new Center for Polar Studies.


'09 - '10 River Readings at Augustana
Daniel Woodrell, author of eight novels, reads from his work
Thursday, April 15, 2010
7:00 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building


Announcing...
Week Seven Seminar
~an informal discussion by and for faculty~  

Friday, April 23, 4:00-5:00 PM
(refreshments at 3:30)
Text:  Coming of Age: A History of Augustana College, 1935-1975
by Tom Tredway *

Discussion Leader: Lou Belby

Departing from the Week Seven Seminar's usual protocol, the April discussion will, instead of centering around a short article or essay, focus on an entire book: Tom Tredway's new history of Augustana College. This will give us an opportunity to read Tom's book and talk about it within the framework of the past, present, and future direction of the college. AND the discussion will be led by veteran member of the faculty (31 years of service!) Lou Belby. 

*Book is available FREE for the first 10 registrants! (courtesy of CVR)

Contact Margi Rogal to register for the discussion and get a free book.

Excerpts will also be available on Moodle later.


Register NOW for the 2010 Celebration of Learning!

....the Augustana College student research symposium.

cel of learning logo

Click here for more information and to register online!
Registration closes Friday, April 16th, at 11:55 PM


Civil Rights Scholar, Doug McAdam, Discusses
Burning of Black Churches
Monday, April 19, 2001
Hermann R. Muelder Reading Room, Seymour Library
Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois
7:00 PM

Doug McAdam, 2010 Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar (Knox College), is a professor of sociology at Stanford University and former director of the university's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. His book, Freedom Summer, about the 1964 campaign to register black voters in the South, won the 1990 C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems. The Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights gave Freedom Summer one of its Outstanding Book awards. His lecture at Knox will examine a five-year string of church burnings, mostly in the American South, that began in 1996.


Augustana anda Whitey's to launch new flavor
& attempt a Guinness World Record

Augustana and White's Ice Cream are partnering to launch a new ice cream flavor--and to break the world record for the most people simultaneously licking ice cream--on Tuesday, April 20 at 5:30 PM on Ericson Field (520 38th St.). The new flavor, "Augustana Viking Pride", is a peanut butter ice cream with fudge swirl and Oreo chunks, and was created to honor the college's founding 150 years ago.  Augustana students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to sample teh new Augustana Viking Pride ice cream by participating in an attempt to break a world record. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the current record for the most people licking ice cream simultaneously was set by 2,500 people in De Valladolid, Spain, in 2009.  Participants should arrive at 5:30 PM at the gates of Ericson Field to be admitted for Augustana's attempt.

The campus community and alumni were invited to help name the new ice cream and offer flavor combinations through a naming competition that drew more than 100 submissions. The names were narrowed down to 13 finalists. A group of seven tasters guided Whitey's owners and alumni Jon and Jeff '72 Tunberg to Augustana Viking Pride. The winning name was entered by Joseph Aumuller, the son of Karen Aumuller, an instructor in the communication sciences and disorders department. Joseph received a $50 gift certificate to Whitey's.

Augustana will be looking for volunteers to serve as world record helpers for the event. Please contact the Office of Public Relations.


Spring Term Division Meetings
Thursday, April 29, 2010
10:30 - 11:30 AM 

Fine and Performing Arts
Bergendoff 12

Language and Literature
Old Main 124

Natural Science
Science Buidling 102

History, Philosophy and Religion
Old Main 332

Business and Education
Carlsson Evald 212

Social Sciences
Old Main 122