Monday, April 22

Tuesday, April 23

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Blue and Gold Certification: Google Forms
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Olin 105

8:00 PM - General Student Recital
Performing students: Alicia Aberdroth and Sara Fraterrigo, piccolo; Mason Broxham and Sarah Frachey, alto saxophone; Elizabeth Marcotte and Marisa Crater, flute; Mark Sieber, violin; and Chris Green, bass clarinet
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, April 24

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

Thursday, April 25

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Coffee and Conversation

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Blue and Gold Certification: Google Forms
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Olin 105

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

7:00 PM - Augustana Film Series: "In July"
Olin Auditorium

River Readings: Donald Ray Pollock, author of Knockemstiff and The Devil All the Time, will read from his work
A reception and book-signing will follow
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Friday, April 26

10:00 - 11:00 AM - Blue and Gold Certification: iMovie '09
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Sorenson 104 (Mac Lab)

11:30 - 12:30 - Blue and Gold Certification: iMovie '09
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Sorenson 104 (Mac Lab)

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation:
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

7:30 PM - Final play of the Augustana season "subUrbia"
$11; or $9 for seniors, students, faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

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

Saturday, April 27

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Orff Workshop: Chapter Sharing
Final Workshop of the year. $40, including lunch; $3 for students
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

4:00 PM - Student Recital - Katie Dinkel, piano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - WAUG Radio Active Live
Radio Active Live concern with Ellis Kell, Matt Ryd, Rude PUnch and more
Proceeds will go tward the student-run radio station's new studio
$12 at the door or $10 online
Schwiebert Park

7:30 PM - Final play of the Augustana season "subUrbia"
$11; or $9 for seniors, students, faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

8:00 PM - UNYK Multicultural Dance Troupe Spring Show
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Student Recital-Bryn Spejcher & Hannah Osbord, voice and flute
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, April 28

12:00 - 2:00 PM - Fourth Estate Awards Banquet
Award-winning photojournalist and teacher Mark Hirsch is keynote speaker. Students from the Augustana Observer will receive their awards from this year's Illinois College Press Association contest.
Tickets are $9
College Center Loft

1:30 PM - Final play of the Augustana season "subUrbia"
$11; or $9 for seniors, students, faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

7:00 PM - Mark Schultz All Things Possible Tour
Also featuring Christian artists Aaron Shust and Jonny Diaz
Tickets are $10 general admission; $15 for Golden Circle in advance; $15 general admission; and $20 fo rGolden Circle day of event. Free to Augustana faculty, staff and students.
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Senior Recital: Jakub Luba, percussion
Jakub Luba, percussion, with Mitchell Carter, Chase Matzinger and Rachel Park, percussion
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

Volume 11, Issue 30 - April 22, 2013

This Week's Message

We would like to thank each of you for your participation in Symposium Days this year. We know it is extra work to prepare for advising sessions and concurrent presentations, and we want you to know that your time and effort did not go unnoticed. After each symposium, we asked students to respond to a statement similar to this statement from spring term: "Experiences I had on Symposium Day challenged me to think about my role in Social Justice." Results are shown below.

 Fall: What does it mean for me to be a citizen?  42% Agreed or Strongly Agreed
 Winter: Nature and Human Nature  38% Agreed or Strongly Agreed
 Spring: Social Justice  57% Agreed or Strongly Agreed


We this this is good news! We also noted an icnreased number of participants in the spring symposium compared to winter.

We're already begun planning for our Fall Symposium on September 26. The theme for this Symposium Day, Relationships in Modern Times, was determined by both a faculty and student vote.

We have relied heavily on student and faculty feedback as we have modified each symposium day. This Friday we are hosting the Friday Conversation. The conversation topic will be identifying ways of getting from here (student quotes in italics):

"Many professors are also giving students negative opinions about the symposium days."

"Even some teachers are advisors see it as a stupid useless day."

To here:

"Professors should make an effort to be enthusiastic and discuss how these broad, but important themes DO relate to ALL majors."

"Some students think that symposium day is useless and take it as day off because the topic does not relate to their major or it does not interest them. However, I strongly think this is liberal arts college and students are supposed to cover and learn broader academic subjects. Symposium day is the great opportunity to open our eyes and learn new things."

We hope you will join us. We want to hear from everyone. Come let your voice be heard.

Sincerely,

The Symposium Committee