Monday, May 7

4:00 PM - LSY Faculty Augie Reads Kick-off
3:45 PM - Refreshments
Evald Great Hall

6:30 PM - Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center's Book Discussion
"Letters From the Promised Land: Swedes in America, 1840-1914" edited by Dr. H. Arnold Barton
Free Admission
Swenson Center, Denkmann Hall

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Spanish Singing Contest
Free Admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

8:30 PM - Senior Inquiry Art History Presentations
Student presenting: Amanda Miller, Veronica Smith, Matt Bowman, Emma Burns, Liz Jensen, Zelda Mata
Bergendoff 12 

Tuesday, May 8

10:30 AM - Senior Studio Art Walking Tour
Five Augustana seniors majoring in art will discuss their work - now on display at Senior Studio Art Exhibit - during a 50-minute walking tour.
Free Admission 
Art Museum, Centennial Hall 

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - General Student Recital
Free Admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Dr. Kelly Murphy, Religion
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

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

Wednesday, May 9

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

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Combo Soiree
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Hall 

Thursday, May 10

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Center for Student Life Groundbreaking
Thomas Tredway Library, west wide 

Friday, May 11

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Week 10 Celebration
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center 

8:00 PM - Student Recital - Jessica Perkins, clarinet
Free Admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Saturday, May 12

12:00 PM - Student Recital - Katie Fenton and Vivian Perez, sopranos
Free Admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

2:00 PM - Student Recital - Martha Ade, piano
Free Admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

4:00 PM - Augustana Combined Band Concert
Free Admission
Centennial Hall

7:00 PM - Student Recital - Kristen Schweppe, voice
Free Admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

7:30 PM - Quad Cities Playwrights' Festival
Free Admission
Black Box Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

Sunday, May 13

3:00 PM - Concert in Memory of Brian Nelson
QC Chora Arts presents Fauré's Requiem and J.S. Bach's Cantana #106 - Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (God's time is the very best time) in memory of singer and Augustana alumnus Brian Nelson, who passed away March 17.
Tickets $12 adults; $10 seniors (over 62); free for students with ID
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 2136 N. Brade Street, Davenport, Iowa 

Volume 9, Issue 33 - May 7, 2012

Delicious Ambiguity

At this point in the term, there isn't a lot of time for deep, contemplative thought.  Instead, it strikes me that a good laugh is the best source of that little extra fuel to get through the last week of the academic year.  So I thought I'd supply a little higher ed humor.  Here are links to some of the best spoof news stories about higher education in the past couple of years.  If nothing else, they'll give you one more way to procrastinate grading!

Bard College Named Nation's No. 1 Dinner Party School

New College Graduates To Be Cryogenically Frozen Until Job Market Improves

Area Man First In His Family To Coast Through College

There are so many more, but time is of the essence.  See you next fall!

Make it a good day!

 

Mark