Monday, December 3

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LSFY Faculty Meeting
"Inspiring Students to Set and Achieve Goals that Really Challenge Them"
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series:  Rome: Season 1 Episode 7: "Pharsalus"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

7:00 PM - 2nd Annual Life Raft Debate
A debate discussing each department's (Political Science, Business, Biology, Religion, Geology, Philosophy) value in reconstructing the new world!
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Tuesday, December 4

All Day - High School Students Overnight

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Elle Janss, '13
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

11:30 - 12:15 - History Matters Lecture
Jane Simonsen speaks on "Out of the Binder: Into the Booth: Women and the Gender Gap"
Hammarskjold Lounge, College Center, 3rd floor

4:30 - 6:00 PM - International & Multicultural Student Diversity Training for Faculty and Administration
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Student Recital - Rick Rudy, cello
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 - 9:00 PM - The Salon
Neal Shipley speaks on gender, space, and high school
Andreen Hall, Red Room

Wednesday, December 5

Payment Deadline for Christmas Smörgåsbord to Sara Maccabee

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Weekly Bible Study for Faculty, Staff, Administrators
"Adventures of the Promise", tracking God's promises to Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and asking how those promises intersect with our lives. Bring a Bible if you can. Bring your lunch if you wish.
Chicago Room, College Center

3:00 - 4:00 PM -Blue & Gold Certification: Basic Overview of Google Apps
RSPV to Kristina Jansson x7476
Olin 109

7:00 PM - Art History Lecture on Francisco Goya, presented by Karissa Bushman "Full of the Wrath of God: Goya's Vilification of Frian Pedro de Zalvedia"
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

7:30 PM - Joy of Christmas Past and Present
6:15 PM - Free buses leave campus
Reservations are necessary to ride the bus, leaving from 38th Street by Andreen Hall.
The evening begins in Augustana Lutheran Church in Andover, IL with carols and special music by the Augustana Ascension Singers. The Christmas story from Luke will be read in three different languages. Sharon Varallo will be the preacher. Following the service, we will walk to Jenny Lind Chapel completely lit by candles for Communion and caroling. Hot chocolate and Christmas cookies afterwards
Augustana Lutheran Church, Andover, IL

8:00 PM - Flute and Clarinet Choir Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

4:30 - 6:00 PM - International & Multicultural Student Diversity Training for Faculty and Administration
Wilson Center

4:30 PM - "Racing Left and Right: How Color-Blind Narratives Impact Activists Across the Political Spectrum" presented by Meghan Burke, assistant professor of sociology at Illinois Wesleyan University
17 Evald Hall

Thursday, December 6

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM - Interfaith Understanding's Third Annual Fast-A-Thon
The fast breaks at 7:00 PM in Westerlin Lounge with delicious food and conversation (catering by Olive Tree Cafe). Sign up in College Center now.

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center

9:30 - 10:30 AM -Blue & Gold Certification: Basic Overview of Google Apps
RSPV to Kristina Jansson x7476
Olin 109

6:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series:  France "Joyeux Noel"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

Friday, December 7

12:00 - 1:30 PM - AAEOP Meeting
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - "CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars" presented by Allen Bertsche
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

5:00 - 7:00 PM - Communication Sciences & Disorders Department's Annual Holiday Party and Open House
Members of the Augie community with children under age 12. Appetizers, beverages, visits and photos with Santa, seasonal crafts and games, door prizes, balloon art and face painting
Free admission
Brodahl Building

6:00 - 7:30 PM - Life Webcast: "Radical Christian Life: Equipping Ourselves for Social Change"
presented by Sister Joan Chittister, OSB
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Saturday, December 8

12:30 - 2:00 PM - Life Webcast: "Radical Christian Life: Equipping Ourselves for Social Change"
presented by Sister Joan Chittister, OSB
Hanson Hall of Science 102

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Holiday Planetarium Show
Admission is free, but reservations are requested at (309) 794-7327. The program is not recommended for children ages 7 and under.
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory, Planetarium

8:00 PM - Handel Oratorio Society "Messiah"
Tickets: $20 for adults, $16 for senior citizens, $10 for students and children
Centennial Hall

Sunday, December 9

2:00 PM - Handel Oratorio Society "Messiah"
Tickets: $20 for adults, $16 for senior citizens, $10 for students and children
Centennial Hall

Volume 10, Issue 15 - December 3, 2012

Faculty News

Mike Egan and Randy Hengst (Education), along with seniors Stephanie Kendzior, Michelle Hanson, Amanda Johnson, and Kate Cannova, presented at the National Conference of Teachers of Mathematics 2012 Regional Conference and Exhibition in Chicago on Nov. 30.  Their presentation, titled "Developing Number Sense Apps with Kindergarteners and Their Teachers," highlighted the collaborative development process of their "Number Sense" app series (available on iTunes) as well as responses to these apps from their work with students at Longfellow.

In November, Wendy Hilton-Morrow (Communication Studies) attended the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, where she presented the co-authored paper (with Kathleen Battles, Oakland University) In whose name/label?  A case against the normative impulses behind anti-gay bullying efforts.  The paper was part of a competitively selected panel on "Figures of Violence in Discourses of Queer Youth Formations."

Oxford University Press has just published the fifth edition of Peter Kivisto's (Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare) anthology used in sociology theory courses, Social Theory: Roots and Branches.
Kivisto-SocialTheory

Peter was recently appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Classical Sociology, a Sage publication. In addition, he recently presented three invited lectures.  The first two, which were intended to complement each other, were delivered at universities in Italy, the University of Trento ("Transnational Studies Two Decades On") and the University of Pisa ("What is the State of Transnational Studies after Rethinking the State?").  The third address was as a plenary speaker at a conference on "Reclaiming Multiculturalism" hosted by Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.  The title of that talk was "Multicultural Incorporation Confronts Anxieties about National Identity."

Congratulations to Peter Kivisto!  The University of Turku in Finland has informed Peter that he will be bestowed with an honorary doctorate this coming spring. Peter has been heavily involved in the study of Finland and Finnish-Americans, and this honorary doctorate recognizes that his work is highly valued both here and abroad.

Margaret Morse's (Art History) essay, "Mary Magdalene Between Public Cult and Private Devotion in Correggio's Noli me tangere," was recently published in the volume Mary Magdalene: Iconographic Studies from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, edited by Michelle Erhardt and Amy Morris and part of Brill's Studies in Religion and the Arts series. This fall her paper, "The Body as Reflection in Parmigianino's Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror," was delivered at the Southeastern College Art Conference in a session that explored the absent body in medieval and early modern art. Margaret also gave a talk on Renaissance portraiture at the Figge Art Museum as part of the museum's portrait lecture series offered in conjunction with the current exhibitions, "Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View" and "Picturing Identity: The Allure of Portraiture."

A SOTL project completed by Lisa Seidlitz (German) was just published in the German teachers' journal Die Unterrichtspraxis / Teaching German. The paper, entitled "CH Stands for Cheese, Right? A Swiss Culture Class and the National Standards," describes the reworking of a traditional German grammar and reading course into a class that integrates grammar, literature, and cultural presentations in order to help students learn about the history, politics, language, and cultures of Switzerland. Lisa also presented on this topic at the conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages this fall.