Monday, January 11

4:00 PM - Sabbatical Report:  Sangeetha Rayapati:
"Extreme Soprano Sports: The Story of One Singer, One Sabbatical and Many Projects"
Wilson Center

Tuesday, January 12

11:30 AM - Tuesday Reflections - Erin O'Leary
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

8:00 PM - Guest Artist Recital - Joel Brown, piano
Queenes Alman-William Byrd Aria and variations in the Italian Style-Bach Piano Variations-Copland Fantasie in C, Op. 17-Schumann Jeux d'eau-Ravel and probably an arrangement of a Chinese Folk Song-Silver Clouds Chasing the Moon
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, January 13

9:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Evald Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study "Life's meaning and purpose"
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

7:00 PM - 15th Annual Hispanic Film Festival:  "Valentin"
Science Building Auditorium
In Spanish with English subtitles. Free of charge

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

Thursday, January 14

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: President Steve Bahls and Dr. Tom Tredway: Founders Day Presentation
Centennial Hall

11:30 AM - Faculty Senate Meeting   Cancelled
Science Building 102

4:00 PM - Library Reception Celebrating Augustana's 150 Years!
Cake (in Augie shapes) and punch, book signing by Tom Tredway, announcement of winners of caption contest, and souvenier bookmarks.
Thomas Tredway Library

7:00 PM - French Film Festival:  Le Fils de l'épicier (The Grocer's Son)
Free and open to the public
Olin Auditorium 

Friday, January 15

All day - Sesquicentennial Displays
In honor of Augustana's sesquicentennial year, two collections on display through February: "You Can Take It With You: Augustana Mementos and Souvenirs" is on the second floor, and "True Blue and Gold: Memorabilia from Special Collections" can be seen in the Special Collections area
Free and open to the public
Thomas Tredway Library

4:00 - 5:00 PM Friday Conversations:  Balancing Teaching, Scholarship, and Service I: Using Your Leave Wisely
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Wilson Center

5:00 PM - Deadline for submitting Faculty Research Grant proposals
(see Announcements)

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Charles Schmidt, piano
Performing Charles Ives' Concord Sonata
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, January 16

6:00 PM - Dr. Martin Luther King Community Celebration
Special performers include: The Westbrook Singers, Augustana's Ascension Singers, Friends, the Community Gospel Chorus and the Quad City Praise Dancers
Centennial Hall

Sunday, January 17

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

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

 

Volume 8, Issue 16 - January 11, 2010

This Week's Message

Welcome back, everyone. All of us in Academic Affairs hope that the break was restful for you and yours. 

I was glad to spend a good part of the holiday reading about the Augustana story, since we return to Augustana's sesquicentennial. I hope you have already enjoyed the excellent  resources on our web site related to the 150th:

http://www.augustana.edu/x18031.xml

At next week's convocation, Tom Tredway will talk about his new history of the college, Coming of Age: A History of Augustana College 1935-1975. Dr. Tredway's remarkable new book reminds us of the vocation of our college, a theme we will take up throughout the year to come. 

In addition to Dr. Tredway's book, I was pleased to read Ann Boaden's manuscript on the women of Augustana. Dr. Boaden kindly shared the story you will find in this newsletter, on Augustana's maverick second president, which we thought might be an excellent way to begin the year. 

I hope the year to come will bring us all to reflect on our own Augustana stories and on the work everyone in our community does every day to change lives, as we have for 150 years. 

Gott Nytt År!

Yours,

Jeff Abernathy