Monday, March 12

4:00 PM -  Pre-tenure Paid Leave Report Presentations
Paul Croll presents: "Making Sense of Whiteness: From Invisibility to Colorblindness"
Nadia Novotorova presents: "The Influence of Attribute Wording on Product Preferences of Young Consumers in the U.S. and Russia: A Cross-Cultural Study"
Wilson Center 

7:00 PM - "Freedom Riders"
Free refreshments
Olin Auditorium 

Tuesday, March 13

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

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Michael Eisenberg webinar: "It Takes Librarians and Faculty: Using Project Information Literacy to Improve Student Research Skills"
Olin 304 

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

5:30 - 7:00 PM - "What Have You Always Wondered About Mormons?" with Van Symons
presented by Augustana Interfaith Understanding Group 
RSVP to Richard Priggie (for dinner count)
Founders Hall Basement Lounge 

8:00 PM - Navy Sea Chanters, the United States Navy's official chorus
Free, but tickets are required, with a limit of six per request
Centennial Hall 

Wednesday, March 14

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 - Film in Israel: "Beyond Stereotypes and Prejudice: Israel's Other Voice Through Films from the Southern Border"
Avner Faingulernt, Filmmaker, Sapir College, Israel
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Annual Tea Hour Series "Modesty: Rethinking an Ancient Virtue" by Laura Hartman
Evald Great Hall 

4:00 - 5:30 PM - Workshop by Michael Eisenberg:  "Improving Student Research in the Student Inquiry Curriculum"
Evald 17/18 

Thursday, March 15

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: Michael Eisenberg "Are You Experienced? Do You Have What It Takes to Thrive in the Information Age?"
Centennial Hall 

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - "To Infinity and Beyond" presented by Michael Starbird, Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Texas, Austin
102 Hanson Hall of Science 

2:30 - 3:30 PM - "Geometric Gems" presented by Michael Starbird, Univ. of Texas, Austin
Olin 201 

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Interpreting the IDEA SRI Reports
Led by Lisa Allen and Amanda Baugous
Olin 202 

4:30 PM - Lecture: "Aesthetics for the 99% by Ruskin & Morris: Why You Should Read the Victorians"
presented by Owen S. Rogal, Professor of English, St. Ambrose University
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south
 

Friday, March 16

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Curriculum Reform Presentation/Discussion
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Augustana Gospel Choir Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Saturday, March 17

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Environmental Film Fest
Olin Auditorium 

3:00 PM - Swedish Culture Workshop
Activities such as: singing games and folk dances, cooking, crafts and language lessons.
$20 per person or $50 per family includes the workshop, dinner at 5:30 PM and evening Swedish/American dance party at 7:00 PM
Bishop Hill, 103 N. Bishop Hill Street, Bishop Hill, Illinois

4:00 PM - Student Recital - Emily Cochran, cello
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - St. Patrick's Day Concert
Featuring Irish flute and harp pieces by Erin Freund and Janet Stodd, plus the Augustana Flute Choir
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

8:00 - 10:00 PM - Galumpha
Galumpha's three performers combine acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography
Centennial Hall 

Sunday, March 18

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Travel Reads Book Discussion:  The Shadow of Kilimanjaro
Great Hall, Evald 

Volume 9, Issue 24 - March 12, 2012

Faculty News

Todd Cleveland (History Dept.) was recently interviewed by a journalist from Agência Lusa (roughly, the Portuguese equivalent of the Associated Press) about his professional experiences and activities, though primarily about his current research project that examines the experiences and implications of African soccer players who migrated to Portugal during the colonial period. This interview subsequently appeared in a number of Lusophone media outlets, including HERE. After running across one of these postings, Leslie DuPree was kind enough to translate the original interview from Portuguese to English (primarily using Google translate) and then posted it on the Augustana web site.

Todd was also subsequently interviewed by a journalist from Voice of America (Portuguese) about this same research project. This interview will be broadcast into the five Lusophone African countries (Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe) later in the month and will also appear on VOA's Portuguese website.

Michael Zemek and Gail Baldwin (Music) led the Freshmen/Sophomore Honors Choir and Combined Mens Choir at the Northern Illinois Big XII Conference Choral Festival on March 6 in Geneseo. The 100+ students studied and prepared a varied repertoire including a classical masterwork by Franz Joseph Haydn, a song celebrating the Jewish new year, a First Nations vision song from the Northwest Canadian coast, and a song written for the Broadway stage. The choirs performed in a concluding festival concert with the Junior/Senior Honors Choir and Combined Womens Choir led by Beth Holmes of Millikin University.