Monday, October 10

Registration for sophomore, junior and senior students

4:00 PM - Deadline to contact Pareena Lawrence about attending Midwest Faculty Seminar "Crime & Social Order"

7:00 PM - Biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest Lecture presented by Bo Dziadyk
Bo Dziadyk will lecture on the neotropical systems of the Amazon basin
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa

Tuesday, October 11

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Art Exhibit 'Red Memories'
Peter Tong Xiao will exhibit paintings related to his experience of China and being Chinese in America.
Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa

10:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Colin Johnson, '12
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

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

7:30 PM - Bus vs. Train: Ethics in Transit
Laura Hartman examines the use of buses and trains in the Quad Cities from an ethical perspective
Hanson Hall of Science, Room 102

Wednesday, October 12

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC Conference Room, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group "What if Jesus Meant the Stuff He Said?
led by Pastor Priggie, for faculty, staff, and administrators
Bring your lunch and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

6:00 - 9:00 PM - Moondance for Kari Rose Kell
$15 per person to benefit the Karli Rose Kell Music Scholarship
Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport, Iowa

Thursday, October 13

10:25 AM - Augustana Service Awards Program
Olin Auditorium

2:00 PM - "Live United" - Informational Session on the 2011 United Way Campaign
Pledge forms will be available, along with Whitey's malts to celebrate
Olin Auditorium 

2:45 PM - "Live United" - Informational Session on the 2011 United Way Campaign
Pledge forms will be available, along with Whitey's malts to celebrate
Olin Auditorium

5:00 - 7:00 PM - Teaching Abroad Workshop
presented by Jake Tiedge (International Programs) and Karen Eilers (Career Development)
Old Main 122

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Why People Belive Weird Things
Dr. Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, will talk about how people form beliefs in this leadership and education series event.
Olin Auditorium

7:00 PM - What's Worth Burning? the culmination of The Read on WVIK, an exploration of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 and all it entails. Featuring Meg Gillette, Katie Hanson, Virginia Johnson, Brian Katz and Jason Mahn.
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive

7:00 PM - Augustana Center for Polar Studies Science Lecture "Birds and Bergs: Twenty Years of Avian Research in Greenland" presented by Dr. Kurt Burnham
Hanson Hall of Science, Room 102

Friday, October 14

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Curricular Reform/Course Credits Proposals Discussion
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Peter Xiao lectures on his 'Red Memories' Art Exhibit
5:00 - 7:00 PM - Reception
Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Augie's Top Voice
Sigma Kappa Tau's largest fundraiser of the year. The entire Augustana community is invited to sing, cheer and join the cause. 100% of the money goes to Habitat for Humanity
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - Augustana Theatre: Real Girls Can't Win
Scott Irelan, director
Recommended for junior high and oler
$11 general public; $9 senior citizens and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois

Saturday, October 15

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - 5th QC Earth Charter Summit: Strengthening & Sustaining our Communities through Local Foods
Advanced registration is recommended as seating is limited. Website: http://www.qcprogressiveaction.org
Adults $10; Students $5
College Center

7:00 PM - "Blending Celebrations in the Rockies: How Midsummer Became American and Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Pioneer Day Became Swedish" presented by Dr. Jennifer Eastman Attebery of Idaho State University
Annual O. Fritof Ander Lecture in Immigration History
Hanson Hall of Science, Room 102

 

7:30 PM - Augustana Theatre: Real Girls Can't Win
Scott Irelan, director
Recommended for junior high and older
$11 general public; $9 senior citizens and students; $7 for students in classes required to attend
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois

Sunday, October 16

1:30 PM - Augustana Theatre: Real Girls Can't Win
Scott Irelan, director
Recommended for junior high and oler
$11 general public; $9 senior citizens and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois

 

3:00 - 5:00 PM - Wesley Acres Produce Open House
2800 Coyne Center Road, Milan, Illinois

4:00 PM - Study Abroad Informational Meeting
Olin Auditorium

 

Volume 9, Issue 8 - October 10, 2011

Faculty News

 Our Students in the News

Two history students have had their papers accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society. (See more about the organization here:http://phialphatheta.org/) Gina Balestri will present "Peace Keepers Supporting Violence: The United States' Involvement in the 1973 Chilean Coup." Gina's mentor is Molly Todd. Michael Rogers will present "From Boys to Men: Creating Manly Character in the 'Big Hike' 1915-1930." Michael's mentor is Jane Simonsen.


Celebrating 25 years at Augustana: Dr. Ruth Ann Johnson. The Psychology Department would like to invite you as they celebrate Dr. Ruth Ann Johnson's 25 years of teaching at Augustana. The party is in honor of Ruth Ann, but alums are also invited to attend. We hope to see many familiar faces at the gathering. RSVPs are appreciated.

Saturday, October 22, 2010 (Homecoming weekend)
1:00 - 4:00 PM
River House Bar & Grill, 2nd floor, 1510 River Drive, Moline

Pop, beer and snacks provided. Cash bar for other beverages or food.


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Peter Xiao Red Memories
October 11 - November 18, 2011
Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University
RECEPTION Friday, October 14, 2011
5:00 - 7:00 PM ~~ Artist lecture 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Peter Tong Xiao was born in Beijing, China and grew up during Mao's Cultural Revolution. As a professor of painting and drawing, husband, and father of two children living in the U.S. today, he is in a unique position to process/express his experience of China and being Chinese in America. His paintings reference historical circumstances, but transcend politics and cultures with their universal messages about power, freedom, sorrow, empathy, and beauty. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with SAU's China Project.


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Employee Service Awards

This year Augustana will once again gather to celebrate milestone years of service with our colleagues. Please plan to join us in the Olin Auditorium on October 13th at 10:30 a.m. Along with the presentation of the following service awards, we will have music and some time for food and conversation. Please save the date and come and celebrate!

2011 milestone service celebrations include:

Five Years of Service:

Allison Beck
Zachary Berkley
Ana Borderia-Garcia
Debra Brown
William Brunkan
Jennifer Burnham
David Carnithan
America Colmenares
Dennis Corwin
Patrick Crawford
Ellen Dixon
Anne Earel
Bobbi Endress
Gary Faley
Robert Faulkner
Yvonne Favre
Stanley Furlong
Meg Gillette
Carolyn Hough
Diana Kavanaugh
Melissa Lampo
Ellie Larson
Monica Metscaviz
Jill Nielsen
Tony Oliver
Helene Patton
Michael Ponsetto
Kelly Pulford
Sonda Reinartz
Lori Roenfeldt
Timothy Ross
Heather Ross
Jane Simonsen
Dawn Tilp
Brenda Turner
Chrystal Turner
Rhonda Vogel
Sherilyn West
Amy Zero

Ten Years of Service:

Allen Alexander
Katherine Ashenhurst
Debra Bazer
Mary Ellen Biggin
Debra Blaylock
David Ellis
Connie Ghinazzi
Lisa Gray
Bonnie Jessee
Stephen Klien
Melody Knoles
Kent Manley
Jeffrey Martin
Scott Mejia
Sharon Newburg
Gail Parsons
Larry Peterson
Sangeetha Rayapati
Ana Rios
Fernando Rios
Beth Roberts
Jackie Ross
Teresa Rusch
Joanna Short
Tammy Showers
Mary Tatro
Pamela Trotter

25 years of service:

Gary Burlingame
Salvador Castaneda
Ruth Ann Johnson
Geraldine Kingan
Georgia Moreno
Susan Stone
Jeffrey VanHecke

Congratulations to all on this achievement! See you at the celebration on October 13th.