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

Faculty News

Stefanie Bluemle's article, "Literary Resources: A Pathfinder," was published in the Spring 2010 issue of Reference & User Services Quarterly (volume 49, issue 3). The article presents a guide to selecting high-quality literary resources for public and small college libraries. It appears in the journal's "Alert Collector" column, which is edited by Neal Wyatt.

Janene Finley has had the following articles either published or accepted for publication during this academic year:

"Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification: Implications for Access," Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, vol. 29, issue 1, pp. 3-14, with co-author (and brother) Wayne Finley, Assistant Professor and Business Librarian at Northern Illinois University

"Equity in Reforming the Tax Treatment of Health Insurance Premiums," Seton Hall Legislative Journal, vol. 34, issue 1, pp. 1-29, with co-author Amanda Grossman, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Murray State University

"FASB Codification of GAAP is Here!" New Accountant, with co-author Amanda Grossman (forthcoming)

"An Empirical Study of the Effectiveness of Counsel in United States Tax Court Cases," The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, with co-author Allan Karnes, Professor of Accounting at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (forthcoming).

Norm Moline, Hamming Professor of Geography, again will be serving as one of the three finalist judges for the Illinois state competition of the national Geography Bee at Chicago's Field Museum on April 9. All of the participants have won in different local rounds and moved through other qualifying steps. The winner of the competition in Chicago goes to the national competition in Washington, D.C. where the winners from each state compete. This year will be Norm's third consecutive year as one of the finals judges for Illinois.

On Tuesday, March 23rd, Randy Pobanz, guitar instructor, presented a lecture and performance on the history of the classical guitar for the Black Hawk College Humanities Outreach program. He spoke on the evolution of the guitar from the renaissance to the present and performed music from all eras of music history. The music was by composers Luys Milan, Johann Sebastian Bach, Fernando Sor, Francisco Tarrega, Manuel de Falla, Federico Moreno-Torroba, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Abel Carlevaro.

The sixth edition of Bob Tallitsch's textbook entitled Human Anatomy was Human Anatomy bookrecently chosen by the Text and Academic Authors Association as the best science textbook for 2010. The award was based on the text's accuracy, presentation of material, clarity of writing, quality of artwork, and overall excellence. This award is the highest given by the Text and Academic Authors Association, and it is the third award given to this text. Previously, The Society of Academic Authors presented Human Anatomy with the "William Henry Fox Talbot Prize" for best art in an academic text, and the 35th Annual Bookbuilders West Book Show presented Human Anatomy with its highest award in the "College Textbook Category" for cover design and overall art program.