Monday, April 8
7:00 PM - Augustana Film Series: "Rome: Season 1 Episode 12: "Kalends of February"
7:00 PM - Geifman Lecture - Joseph B. Koek, Holocaust Survivor
The Geifman Prize for Holocaust Studies will also be awarded to an Augustana student
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
4:30 PM - Deadline for submission of Augustana Student-Faculty Academic Partnership Grant Proposals
Tuesday, April 9
10:00 AM - Symposium Day Keynote AddressI: Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, Executive Director of the National Council of Negro Women
11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - NO REFLECTION
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor
4:30 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Dahl Room, College Center, 3rd floor
Wednesday, April 10
12:00 - 12:50 PM - Weekly Bible Study for Faculty, Staff, Administrators
"Embracing the Prophets in Contemporary Culture"
Bring a Bible if you can. Bring your lunch if you wish.
Chicago Room, College Center
6:30 - 7:30 PM - Back to School in Special Collections
Sarah Horowitz and Jamie Nelson will present on the kinds of materials collected and preserved in Special Collections, plus highlight Augustana-related collections
Tredway Library, first floor
7:00 - 8:30 PM - Contemporary Cuban Visual Texts and Art
Julie Portela Ponce de León, director of the Theory of Art Dept., Univ. of the Arts in Cuba, lectures on contemporary Cuban art. Reception in lower level of the Art Museum following
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building
Thursday, April 11
9:00 - 10:30 AM - Augustana Association of Education Office Professionals (AAEOP) meeting
6:00 PM - Experience Augustana
Friday, April 12
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Transfer Friday
11:55 PM - Registration Closes for Celebration of Learning
3:30 PM - Friday Conversation: Dr. Paul Hanstedt Professor of English at Roanoke College (VA): "Enriching Inquiry Through Writing Assignment Design"
8:00 - 9:00 PM - Augustana Dance Company's Annual Spring Performance
Admission $8; $5 for students; free for ages 12 and under
8:00 PM - Spektral Quartet
Includes violinists Austin Wulliman and Aurelien Pederzoli, violist Doyle Armbrust and cellist Russell Rolen. The chamber group is the ensemble-in-residence at The University of Chicago in the 2012/2013 season.
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor
Saturday, April 13
8:00 AM - Registration for Autism Awareness Walk
9:00 AM - Walk begins
$35; $50 for family of four. Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of the Quad Cities
Pepsico Recreation Center
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Dr. Paul Hanstedt, Professor of English at Roanoke College presents: "Supporting Student Writing without Killing Ourselves"
6:00 PM - The 49th Convocation and Investiture of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois
Sunday, April 14
12:00 - 4:00 PM - Cross the Lind for Devine: wheelchair relay race to raise funds for injured veterans in honor of Adam Devine, an Augustana alumnus who lost his legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan in 2011.
$10 in advance or $12 at the door
7:00 PM - Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra
$10 for adults; $7 for seniors; free for ages 12 and under
Volume 11, Issue 28 - April 8, 2013
Deb Bracke (Education) and five teacher candidates presented at the National Council for Exceptional Children's Conference in San Antonio, Texas last week. Their session, titled "Teacher Candidates' Perceptions of Including Students with Disabilities; An Immersion Experience," compared the perceptions of general education teacher candidates on two dichotomous scales before and after a 1-week immersion experience at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. The importance of such high-impact experiences was shared. Students participating were Emma Regnier, Casey Komel, Derek Schneeman, Aubry Moorman, and Allison Nagy.
Paul Croll (Sociology) gave a presentation entitled "Getting students to say what they are not supposed to say: The challenges and opportunities in teaching about race in a college classroom" at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society on March 28 in Chicago, Illinois. The presentation was part of a session at the conference featuring authors from a forthcoming edited volume, Teaching Race in Contemporary America, to be published by Springer later this year. The book is designed to assist college and university professors in teaching about American race relations. The contributors present in-depth, critical analyses of the current challenges facing educators who are teaching race during what has been called the "post-racial era" and also discuss the importance of the contemporary study of racial politics and racism. The book also provides teachers with complementary classroom exercises that foster active and collaborative learning.
Kirsten Day's (Classics) article entitled "Soul Fuck: Possession of the Female Body in Antiquity and in Cinema" was published in Monica S. Cyrino's anthology Screening Love and Sex in the Ancient World (Palgrave McMillan, Feb. 2013).
Kirsten Day also presented a paper at the Southwest Texas Popular/American Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, NM, entitled "'Print the Legend'...?: Classical Connections in John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." At this conference, Kirsten also acted as Area Chair for the Classical Representations in Popular Culture" panels, chaired a panel on "Mythic Heroes Reimagined," and participated as representative of a small liberal arts college in a Professional Development panel entitled "Professional Development 1: How to Succeed In and Outside of Academe: The Professorial Academic Job Search" (Feb. 2013).
Margaret France (English) recently returned from an annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, where she delivered a paper titled, "Daniel Defoe and the Non Sequitur Sequel" and sat on a roundtable called, "Life After the Hooding Ceremony." The meeting was held in Cleveland this year, which she likes to think of as Paris on the Cuyahoga.