Monday, April 9

No Classes

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Polar Astronomy Club
Visitors and prospective members invited. A Smörgåsbord is planned
John Deere Planetarium & Carl Gamble Observatory

Tuesday, April 10  (Muesday)

No Tuesday Reflection Today

4:00 - 5:30 PM - Faculty Forum on Curricular Reform
Refreshments served
Olin Auditorium 

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Ekklesia Study Group
Old Main 121

5:00 PM - Deadline to submit Summer Research Stipend Applications to Academic Affaris

6:30 PM - Miss Representation
Film and Discussion. Free admission
Putnam Museum, IMAX Theatre
1717 S. 12th Street, Davenport, IA 

7:30 PM - Pelada
The documentary Pelada follows 2 former soccer stars who travel to 25 countries following a game which spans gender, race, religion and class
Desserts will be served
Olin Auditorium

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Lyra Trio Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Wednesday, April 11

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center, 1st floor, Sorensen Hall

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Faculty, Staff & Administrators' Bible Study
Bible Study for faculty, staff, and administrators
Bring your lunch and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

4:00 PM - Morris & Co.: A Reading of Victorian Poets
Free admission 
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south 

7:00 PM - Augustana Swedish Soldiers and Shields
John Norton of the Augustana Historical Society speaks
Free admission and light refreshments
Walleberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Thursday, April 12

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation - Gwendolyn Oxenham:  "What Would You Do If You Could Do Anything?"
Centennial Hall 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Promoting Student Success: The Role of Student Services at Augustana
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south 

Friday, April 13

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Johnna Adam & Darrin Good "Academic Internships"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
College Center Loft

8:00 PM - Composers Concert
Featuring several music-performance-composition majors' works
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall 

Saturday, April 14

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - 3rd Annual Planting of Augie Acres RESCHEDULED for 4-21-12
6th Avenue and 32nd Street, Rock Island, Illinois 

1:00 - 4:00 PM - Wesley Acres Produce Goat Party
2800 Coyne Center Road, Milan, Illinois 

1:00 PM - Student Recital - Katerine Boardman & Corbin McGhee
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

8:00 PM - Student Recital - Samantha Haake, flute
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Sunday, April 15

No events

Volume 9, Issue 28 - April 9, 2012

Community Engagement Center


Gwendolyn Oxenham/Pelada Week Is Here!

Gwendolyn Oxenham, a talented filmmaker, author and soccer player will be spending time on campus this week, highlighted by her convocation message, "What Would You Do If You Could Do Anything?" Thursday April 12, at 10:30 am in Centennial Hall. Oxenham will talk about her journey across the globe, what she learned about soccer's ability to unite and transcend, and what she discovered about following one's dreams.

Pelada features the documentary's producers Oxenham and Luke Boughen, both former Division I soccer players. In the documentary, Boughen and Oxenham play with Bolivian prisoners, moonshine brewers in Kenya, and people in the 25 countries they visited. Pelada shows how one game can create a universal bond. Oxenham said, "[Soccer is] such a connective force. The ability to kick a ball can create such an intimacy and feeling of community. "

While studying English and documentary studies at Duke University, Oxenham was the youngest Division I athlete in NCAA history at the age of 16. She was a team captain, made two All-ACC teams, led Duke in assists, and was named Most Inspirational Player. She received her master's in creative writing at the University of Notre Dame, where she won the 2006 Nicholas Sparks Prize, and her first book, Finding the Game, is due out in June 2012.

In addition to a number of class visits by Oxenham, below are the campus-wide Pelada/Oxenham events this week:

Please contact the Community Engagement Center with any questions.