Monday, April 26, 2010

4:00 PM - Sabbatical Reports:  David Ellis presents "Constitution as Resolution? Interpreting Prussia's Constitutional Debate among Conservatives in the 1848 Revolution" and Nirmala Salgado presents "Global Empowerment, Local Practices: Gendered Experiences of Contemporary Buddhist Nuns" 
Evald 120

4:00 - 5:30 PM - LSFY 103 Meeting
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - "Don't Call Me Sir: A Transgender Story" - Dr. Stephanie Dykes
Science 304

7:00 PM - The River Readings at Augustana (postponed from the original date of 1-21-10)
Robyn Schiff & Nick Twemlow read from their poetry
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

10:45 AM - Student Recitals (various students)
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 -11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflections - A Special Inter-Faith Worship Service will be in place of a speaker today
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Venerable Bhikkhuni Kusuma presents: "Meditation and Managing Stress"
Andreen Basement

5:30 PM - Screening of the documentary, "A Mirror to the Heart"
sponsored by the Africana Studies Program for Minority Health Month

Olin Auditorium

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

8:00 AM - Augustana Guitar Ensemble
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

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.

3:45 PM - Teaching Circle
Wilson Center

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Venerable Bhikkhuni Kusuma presents: "Ordaining Buddhist Women in Asia: Contemporary Perspectives"
Old Main 128

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

Thursday, April 29, 2010

10:30 AM - Division Meetings
various locations - see announcements

11:30 AM - Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

4:30 PM - "Don't Act Now! Selling Sexual Abstinence in the Religious Marketplace" presented by Sara Moslener
Olin 304

7:00 PM - Community Lecture Series:  Arthur Pitz presents: "The American Eugenics Movement: Precursor to the Holocaust"
Science 102

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Venerable Bhikkhuni Kusuma presents: Interfaith Understanding Group - talk and meditation
Ascension Chapel, 2nd floor, Founders Hall

Friday, April 30, 2010

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations:   "Gender Matters:  How can I (or why should I) think about gender?
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Saturday, May 1, 2010

2:00 PM - Student Recital, River Stanford, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert
Centennial Hall

Sunday, May 2, 2010

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

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

6:00 PM - Webster Competition
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Volume 8, Issue 26 - April 26, 2010

Faculty News

Jeff Coussens has been awarded an Arts Dollar$ grant from Quad City Arts to fund the Annual Quad-City Playwrights' Festival, to be presented on Saturday, May 15th at 7:30 PM in the Black Box Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts. Four scripts by community, high school, and college playwrights will be presented as staged readings under the direction of student Rachel Krein as her senior inquiry project in Theatre.

Thomas F. Mayer gave two lectures on the east coast, both drawing in different ways on his research into Galileo's trial.  The first at Harvard, "The Censorship of Galileo's Sunspot Letters," demonstrated that 1) the Roman Inquisition engaged in pre-publication censorship as has not been previously known and 2) that it probably did so in the case of this book, the one that really got Galileo into trouble.  The second talk, at a conference on the History of the Telescope at NYU, was titled "A Tale of Two Vigne.  Galileo's Telescope and Roman Elites, 1611."  It treated the dominant myth of how Galileo used his telescope to attract patronage by comparing one well-known event to a much less well-known but in fact much more significant one.