Monday, September 21

4:00 - 5:30 PM - LSFY 102 Meeting
Chicago Room, College Center

Tuesday, September 22

10:00 - 11:00 AM - Walk-in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

11:00 AM - Farmer's Market
College Center Lobby

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Robert Tallitsch, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
"My List of Musts"
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital-Susan Bawden, bassoon
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - Constitution Day Lecture
An annual event held to recognize the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787
Carlsson Evald Hall
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, September 23

9:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study: Listening to New Voices About Faith
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

4:00 PM - Advising and Course Schedule Training Session for Advisors
Olin 105

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

Thursday, September 24

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: Joe Riley, Mayor of Charleston, "Building and Maintaining Great and Livable American Towns and Cities - Everyone's Responsibility"
Centennial Hall
See Announcements for more information

7:00 PM - PBS documentary "Michaelangelo Revealed" highlighting the work of Tom Mayer
Olin Auditorium
reception to follow
Free and open to the public

Friday, September 25

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations: Jennifer Burnham pre-tenure leave report: "Biogeography in the High Arctic"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center
Babysitting services will be provided. Contact Mary Koski before 1:00 PM

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Susan Schwaegler, clarinet
Centennial Hall

Saturday, September 26

4:00 PM - Pre-Japan Fall Symphonic Band Concert
North Scott High School Auditorium
200 S. First St. Eldridge, Iowa

Sunday, September 27

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

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

7:30 PM - Bach Vespers
Ascension Chapel, 2nd floor, Founders Hall

 

Volume 7, Issue 5 - September 21, 2009

Faculty News

Todd Cleveland (History) traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa where he presented a paper entitled "Shifting Identities: The Changing Meanings and Implications of the Angolan-Congolese Border for Africans Operating in this Diamondiferous Borderlands Region (1917-75)" at the annual African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE) conference.

A review of Randall Hall's (Music) CD:  The passage between, written up in The Wire, August 2009 by Julian Cowley:

The passage between: One of the most significant classical saxophone discs for years.

Despite his training, this composer-player is free of that tight assed "French Classical sax" sound that still hampers new writing for the instrument.  This music could also convincingly appear under an Improv rubric.  It has fire and teeth.  The latter gnash on Carnivore, a roaring thing for sax and electronics.  Christian Lauba's Neuf Etudes for various saxophones has become a contemporary test piece, negotiated with utter confidence.  Three Reflections on Eternity is for bari sax and interactive computer, made with collaborator Jonathon Kirk, It's similar in profile to the opening piece, but Hall's huge sound on the big horn eddies about impressively in the playback.  The mood softens with the title piece, inspired by two paintings of doors and punctuated by Hall's son's pre-natal heartbeat and early vocalizations.  And then, there's the unexpectedly tough beauty of Quelue chose que mon pere a tunu a ses mains, inspired by a rough note found several years after his father's death.  The music is neither defensive, pretentious, its quiet progress full of unexpected hard edges.  One of the most significant classical saxophone discs for years.