Monday, March 5

Classes Begin

Exhibit March 5 - May 17: "William Morris: Visions of an Ideal World"
Includes two books produced by the Kelmscott Press and examples of designs by William Morris, interior designer, book printer, writer, socialist, and lover of the "beauty of life."
Thomas Tredway Library 

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Pre-Tenure Paid Leave Report Presentation: Rob Elfline "Same or Different? An Exercise in Deeper Listening"
Sabbatical Report Presentation:  Kristin Douglas
"Sperm or Oocyte? Which fate to choose?" 
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building  

Tuesday, March 6

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

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

Wednesday, March 7

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

12:15 - 1:15 PM - Lenten Noontime Concert
Performance by the Augustana Flute Ensemble, including Janet Stodd, and 3 Augustana flute students majoring in music education: Samantha Haake, Amanda Wortham, and Marisa Carter.
Twin Rivers United Methodist Church, 1820 5th Avenue, Rock Island, IL 

1:30 PM - Augustana Endowment Society: 'Community Outreach'
Kai Swanson will speak on "Community Outreach: WVIK and Apris" at a meeting of the Augustana Endowment Society
Westerlin Residence Center Lounge 

Thursday, March 8

No events scheduled

Friday, March 9

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Women's History Month: "Nobody Smiles Doing Housework But Those Ladies You See on TV"
presented by Jane Simonsen. Her talk addresses the cultural and economic changes that have reshaped the understanding of "women's work," and the sometmies surprising ways that Amerians have thought about the meaning of work and equality."
Black Hawk College, Building 4, Conference Rooms 1 & 2, 6600 34th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation/Pre-Tenure Paid Leave Report Presentation: Mike Egan & Deb Bracke "Longfellow Research Symposium"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center 

8:00 PM - Augustana Choir Home Concert
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 N. Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa 

Saturday, March 10

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphonic Band Home Concert
Centennial Hall 

Sunday, March 11

4:30 PM - QC Low Brass Choir Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - Faculty Recital: Deborah Dakin, viola and Robert Elfline, piano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Volume 9, Issue 23 - March 5, 2012

Faculty News

Kirsten Day (Classics Dept.) presented a paper entitled "Experiments in Love: Longus' Daphnis & Chloe and Henry de Vere Stacpoole's Blue Lagoon" at the February 2012 Southwest Texas Popular/American Culture Association conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she also served as Area Chair of the Classical Representations in Popular Culture panels. Also in February, Kirsten travelled to Hamilton College as an invited lecturer, visiting the Classics Senior Seminar, a class focused on ancient epic and Western film, and speaking to the college at large on Howard Hawks' Red River and its connections to the epic genre.

Brian Katz (Mathematics Dept.) has been asked to lead a session at a Mathematics Association of America Professional Enhancement Programs (MAA PREP) workshop this year. The session will be about using Wiki technology to support inquiry in the mathematics classroom. Brian also plans to take some data about this technological tool during his spring course and co-write an article for PRIMUS.

On 16 February, Tim Muir (Biology) and Manisha Kumar ('13) presented "Animals in Winter" to the residents of Lighthouse at Silvis, a retirement and assisted-living community in Silvis, IL.