Robert Behr, Survivor of the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp
Monday, April 19, 2010
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
Presentation of the Geifman Prize for Augustana's Annual Student competition: A Response to the Holocaust. Sponsored by the Geifman Endowment in Judiaca.
Civil Rights Scholar, Doug McAdam, Discusses
Burning of Black Churches
Monday, April 19, 2010
Hermann R. Muelder Reading Room, Seymour Library
Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois
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.
Curricular Study Task Force
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
11:30 - 12:30
Members of the Curriculum Task Force remind you that resources related to the faculty forum are posted on Moodle. Please fill out the survey distributed ASAP so that the task force has complete data toward productive information and discussion. Also, please note the FACULTY MEETING scheduled for Thursday, April 29th, when there will be a full faculty consideration and (perhaps) vote on the task force's recommendation, which will be based on this year's research, meetings, survey, forum, etc.
Augustana and Whitey's to launch new flavor
& attempt a Guinness World Record
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Augustana and Whitey'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 swirls 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 the 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.
AUGUSTANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
ANNUAL SPRING MEETING
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Please plan to attend the annual spring meeting of the Augustana Historical Society on Wednesday, April 21st at 7:00 PM in the Wilson Center. Special Collections Librarian, Sarah Horowitz, will present An American Universitetshuset: The History of Old Main. Old Main is now the most iconic image on the Augustana campus, but its original design would have produced a building nothing like the one that now stands. Nor was Old Main the first name of Augustana's oldest still-standing building. Sarah will discuss the history of Old Main, especially the design process and early history of the structure, and Kai Swanson will briefly speak about the college's renovation plans. In light of the evening's topic, you are encouraged to invite any alumni or friends of the college who might be interested as well. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30 PM and there is no charge for this event.
Convocation: How is President Obama's Grand Strategy Faring?
Peter Feaver, Ph.D., Harvard, 1990
April 22, 2010
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Feaver is the Alexander F. Hehmeyer Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University and Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS). From June 2005 to July 2007, Feaver was on leave from Duke and working as the Special Advisor for Strategic Planning and Institutional Reform on the National Security Council Staff at the White House. Feaver describes his talk by saying, "American grand strategy is the collection of plans and policies by which the leadership of the United States mobilizes and deploys the country's resources and capabilities, both military and non-military, to achieve its national goals. During the Cold War, American grand strategy could be summed up in the containment strategy. Has there been a comparable grand strategy for the post-Cold War or the post-9/11 world? If so, how is it faring under President Obama?"
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 are now available on Moodle.
Center for the Study of Ethics Spring Symposium
"Genetic Intervention and the Epic of Creation...
What Does the Future Hold?"
April 24, 2010
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The theme of this year's symposium is: Genetic Engineering and the Epic of Creation: What Does the Future Hold? Gayle Woloschak, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote address. A dynamic speaker, she is Professor of Radiology and Molecular Biology, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and Director of the Epic of Creation Series, Zygon Center for Religion and Science, Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Professor Woloschak will be joined on the program by a panel of Augustana faculty and community leaders. Open to the public without charge.
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
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"
Spring Term Division Meetings
Thursday, April 29, 2010
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Fine and Performing Arts
Language and Literature
Old Main 124
Science Building 102
History, Philosophy and Religion
Old Main 332
Business and Education
Carlsson Evald 212
Old Main 122
Monday - Tuesday, August 16-17, 2010