Monday, April 25

Administrative Professionals Week

No Classes Today

Tuesday, April 26

Regular Monday schedule for classes in effect

Wednesday, April 27

9:00 AM - Google Documents Workshop
Olin 105

10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group
led by Pastor Priggie, for faculty, staff and administrators
Bring your lunch, and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

3:00 PM - Beginning Access Workshop
Olin 105

5:00 - 7:00 PM - Augustana and Whitey's Guinness World Record Celebration
Old Main

Thursday, April 28

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - All-Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

11:30 AM - Introduction to the Butler Information Network
Heidi Wright will explain how employees may access information about their health plans, Flexible Spending Account and other data online.
Business Office, Sorensen Hall

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Tea-Hour Series/PTPL Report Presentation
Meg Gillette presents "Modern Abortion Narratives and the Century of Silence"
Tredway Library, second floor, south

4:30 - 5:30 PM - After Hours Poetry and Fiction
Phi Beta Kappa Room, Tredway Library

7:00 PM - Adaptive Significance of White Plumage Color in High Arctic Gyrfalcons
presented by Jeff Johnson, Univ. of North Texas
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Obseratory

7:00 PM - Linking the Verbal and the Visual Text
Taddy Kalas will discuss bridges between the art and literature of early modern France.
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second Street, Davenport, Iowa

7:00 PM - Writing the Body: A Poetry Reading
Farah Marklevits and Erin Bertram will read their poetry. Winners of the National Poetry Month Trash Poetry Contest will be announced
Cool Beanz, 1325 30th Street, Rock Island, Illinois

7:30 PM - Health Care: Business or Calling?
Lisa Brothers Arbisser, M.D. will present a lecture entitled "Health Care: Business or Calling?"
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Friday, April 29

4:00 PM - Week Seven Seminar (in Week 8)
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Tredway Library, 2nd floor, south

3:30 PM - "Learning in Immersion Terms" presented by Kevin Geedey, Reuben Heine, Ian Harrington
Wilson Center

7:30 PM - Our Town theatre performance
General admission: $11 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (full-time, any school), children, faculty/staff; $7 for students required to attend for class (faculty member must supply class roster in advance)
Potter Hall, Bergendoff Building

Saturday, April 30

8:00 AM - Longfellow Build a Playground Day
Volunteers are needed to assist with the building of the Longfellow School playground. Refreshments will be provided. All skills levels welcome.
Longfellow School, 4198 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois

1:00 PM - Webster Competition
Wallenberg Hall, Denkman Building

4:00 PM - Student Recital-Samantha Haake, Flute
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - Our Town theatre performance
General admission: $11 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (full-time, any school), children, faculty/staff; $7 for students required to attend for class (faculty member must supply class roster in advance)
Potter Hall, Bergendoff Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert
Performing Brahm's "Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68" and "Overture" by Shostakovich.
Centennial Hall

Sunday, April 31

1:30 PM - Our Town theatre performance
General admission: $11 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (full-time, any school), children, faculty/staff; $7 for students required to attend for class (faculty member must supply class roster in advance)
Potter Hall, Bergendoff Building

2:00 PM - Student Recital-Kristin Schweppe, voice & Brad Moran, piano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - 2011 Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust
Walter W. Reed will be the featured speaker at Yom Hashoah 2011, the Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust. Augustana Chamber Singers will perform, along with Janina Ehrlich, cello, and Stephen A. Steely, organ
Temple Emanuel, 1115 Mississippi Avenue, Davenport, Iowa

7:30 PM - Augustana Percussion Ensemble Concert
End-of-the-year concert for the Augustana Percussion Ensemble. They will perform works of various composers. One piece will exclusively employ the use of tables.
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Building

Volume 8, Issue 28 - April 25, 2011

This Week's Message

Even the Week Seven Seminar Does It-Let's Fall in Love with Poetry

In the midst of midterms, myriad campus visitors, unceasing rain and cold, and world cataclysmic events, it's maybe a little tough to remember, let alone celebrate, National Poetry Month. But April it is, and in spite of rain, cold, and cataclysmic events, spinach and peas are poking their little green heads out of the earth and poems are, too.

Poet Kay Ryan, for example, just won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Maybe some of you saw and heard her read when she visited the Quad Cities a few weeks ago. Her poems are small, compact, and full of surprises, just like a pea pod. Here is one to savor in the spring season:

Green Hills

Their green flanks
and swells are not
flesh in any sense
matching ours,
we tell ourselves.
Nor their green
breast nor their
green shoulder nor
the languor of their
rolling over.

Squeeze in a little poetry, and a lot of joy this month on Friday by joining the Week Seven Seminar as we share poems and climb inside a poet's mind with the short pieces on poetry by William Stafford about how he creates and how he teaches poetry (Moodle: Library/Week Seven Seminar). Best of all, bring your favorite poem to share. So, hike to the library on Friday, noticing everything in your path as you walk; imbibe a small delicacy (there may be something special to eat); and for an hour fill your heart, mind, and soul with the mysteries and ecstasies of verse-it's National Poetry Month after all.

Margi Rogal