Monday, March 26

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Faculty Forum - Curricular Realignment
Olin Auditorium 

6:30 PM - 'Children of Their City' Book Discussion led by Helene Leaf
Second in a series by Per Anders Fogelstrom that follows the life of a family in Stockholm.
Free admission 
Swenson Center, Denkmann Building 

7:30 PM - Visiting Scholar Program Lecture:  The Gay and the Angry: The Supreme Court, Gay Rights, and the Cultural Rearguard"
Pamela S. Karlan, co-director of Stanford's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, will speak on same-sex marriage and the Supreme Court
Free admission
102 Hanson Hall of Science 

Tuesday, March 27

10:45 AM - General Student Recital
Centennial Hall 

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - ePortfolio Workshop
RSVP to kristinajansson@augustana.edu
Olin 105

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Tom Christian, '12
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

3:30 - 4:30 PM - ePortfolio Workshop
RSVP to kristinajansson@augustana.edu
Olin 105 

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Pre-tenure Paid Leave Report Presentations
Letania Ferreira presents "Interpreting Agreement in a Rich Agreement Language: Data from Brazilian Portuguese"
Xiaowen Zhang presents "The Politics of Compliance with Adverse WTO Dispute Settlement Rulings in China"
Wilson Center 

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

8:00 PM - Student Recital: Lisa Beggs and Dylan Hinrichs, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Wednesday, March 28

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

Thursday, March 29

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: Bishop Gene Robinson "Being Gay and Religious: Mission Impossible?"
Centennial Hall

4:00 PM - Jaeke Nomination forms due in 116 Founders Hall

Friday, March 30

NO Friday Conversation this week

9:00 - 10:00 AM - ePortfolio Workshop
RSVP to Kristina Jansson
Olin 105 

3:30 - 4:30 PM - ePortfolio Workshop
RSVP to Kristina Jansson
Olin 105 

4:30 - 6:30 - Reception for the 36th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition
The exhibition catalog will be debuted and awards will be announced in the Augustana College Art Museum at 5:40 PM
Free admission
Art Museum, Centennial Hall 

4:30 PM - American Academy of Religion Midwest Conference: Religion and Fear 
Sessions and the keynote address by Dr. Jason Bivins of North Carolina are free and open to all
See a complete schedule of session tracks and talks
Carlson Evald Hall 

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Artists in Profile: Erin Freund
Harpist Eric Freund will be featured on public television WQPT 

Saturday, March 31

9:00 AM - Swedish Genealogy Workshop
RSVP to Jill Seaholm 309.794.7204 no later than 3-28-12 
Free to American Scandinavian Assoc. members; $5 for non-members
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Denkmann Building 

11:00 AM - Swedish Genealogy Workshop (see above)

5:00 - 8:00 PM - Trinity Lutheran Church Founder's Day Celebration
Featuring a benediction service, dinner and talk by Dr. Roald Tweet, about the time when Trinity was founded, between the beginnign of the 20th century and World War I
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 13th Street, Moline, Illinois

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Erin Freund, harp
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Sunday, April 1

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday begins on the library lawn where palms are given out and then the service processes into Ascension Chapel. The service is openly ecumenical within a Lutheran perspective, this service features a variety of worship settings, Holy Communion, a sermon usually by one of the Chaplains, and special music. 
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Call Symphony Office for ticket information 563.322.0931
Centennial Hall 

Volume 9, Issue 26 - March 26, 2012

Delicious Ambiguity

This is a potentially massive week for Augustana College. We are hosting two data collections for the Wabash National Study. The first one is tonight - Monday, March 26th - from 6-8 PM in Olin Auditorium. The second is Thursday, March 29th - from 6-8 in Hanson Science 102.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go out of your way to encourage any senior you know to come to one of those two dates. We still have about 300 $25 gift cards to the Augie bookstore to give away to the seniors who show up.

Frankly, I have nothing else to say at the moment. Put more honestly, I've got no time to write anything right now - I am doing everything I can to increase our participation rates so that all of you have data that we can use over the next several years.

Yes, I really am "all about you."

Make it a great day - Make it a Wabash National Study day!

Mark