Monday, April 23

7:30 PM - Geiman Lecture: Agnes Schwartz, a Holocaust survivor.
Also, the Geifman Prize for Holocaust Studies will be awarded to an Augustana student
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Tuesday, April 24

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

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

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

7:30 - 8:30 PM - Stone Lecture: Why Did Sarah Laugh?
Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg examines the Biblical text of Sarah & Abraham in the Hebrew Bible
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Wednesday, April 25

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 - Guitar Ensemble Concert
The Augustana Guitar Ensemble
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Thursday, April 26

11:30 - 12:30 - Full Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium 

5:00 - 6:30 PM - Rita Ciresi Readings
Author of three award-winning novels and two short-story collections that address the Italian-American experience
Old Main 335 

5:00 - 8:00 PM - Anne Frank - A History for Today
$15 admission. 
Putnam Museum, Lardner Theater Balcony, 1717 W. 12th Street, Davenport, IA 

7:00 PM - Glacial Geology of the West Antarctica, "Tracking long-term ice sheet retreat in West Antarctica" presented by Dr. Claire Todd, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
Hanson Hall of Science 102

7:00 PM - World Hunger: Food, Water, and Energy Film Series presents "Renewal"
Discussion follows allowing viewers to reflect on the issues presented in the documentary and relate them to world hunger and poverty. Lemonade and cookies will be servied.
Evald Great Hall 

Friday, April 27

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Kent Barnds "Institutional Effectiveness Report"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

7:30 PM - Bat Boy: The Musical
$14 for the public; $12 for senior citizens and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall 

Saturday, April 28

10:00 AM - Polar Palooza
A fun, educational family event with hands-on activities for children
Free admission
Fryxell Museum, Swenson Hall of Geosciences 

12:00 - 3:00 PM - Science Open House
All ages invited, but activities are designed for students in upper elementary grades
Free admission
Hanson Hall of Science 

12:00 - 4:00 PM - Senior Studio Art Student Exhibition Opens
Slated to participate: Taylor Banach, Melanie Battistoni, Amanda Eslinger, Sarah Sides, Veronica Smith
Free admission
Art Museum, Centennial Hall 

7:30 PM - Bat Boy: The Musical
$14 for the public; $12 for senior citizens and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall 

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert
Featuring compositions by Debussy, Satie, Ginastera
Centennial Hall 

8:30 - 10:00 PM - Planetarium Open House
Free admission
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory 

Sunday, April 29

1:30 PM - Bat Boy: The Musical
$14 for the public; $12 for senior citizens and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall 

2:00 PM - Student Recital: Kyle Amati, trombone
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

4:00 PM - Student Recietal: Colleen Bartimoccia, voice and Katherine Dinkle, piano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - Augustana Percussion Ensemble Concert
Ensemble Room, Centennial Hall 

Volume 9, Issue 30 - April 23, 2012

Faculty News

On Saturday, April 14th Anna Kronenberger interviewed Chuck Hyser (Education) and Deb Bracke (Education) about Longfellow Schools, "Parents Moving Ahead" program. Her WVIK broadcast, The Parent Trip, emphasized the importance of trusting home-school relationships and explored the often complex terrain between teachers and parents perceptions of "involvement."  The program can be accessed with the following link:  http://www.wvik.org/listings-parenttrip.htm

On April 14th, Rob Elfline (Music) appeared as a guest artist with the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, under the direction of conductor Brian Dollinger. Rob can next be heard on June 2nd with violinist (and Quad-City native) David Bowlin in a recital as a part of the concert series presented by Chamber Music Quad Cities.

Adam Kaul (Soc/Anth/Social Welfare) was interviewed about his book Turning the Tune (Berghahn 2009) for the German quarterly "Kulturaustausch" (Culture Exchange), a renowned publication edited by the Institute of Foreign Relations. Authors of this magazine include Nadine Gordimer, Slavoj Zizec and Umberto Eco.  The article highlights four anthropologists who conducted ethnographic fieldwork in small villages across the globe.  The article (in German) can be found here:
http://www.ifa.de/pub/kulturaustausch/archiv/ausgaben-2012/im-dorf/forscher-sucht-dorf/#c111487

Manisha Kumar ('13) was recently awarded an internationally competitive Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research to fund her investigation with Tim Muir (Biology) of cold hardiness in a freeze-tolerant animal. Manisha's award is truly remarkable given a low funding rate (20%) and the fact that most proposals are submitted by M.S. and Ph.D. candidates.