Monday, August 25

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Great March for Climate Action
CSL Dining Room

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LSFY 10 New Faculty Meeting
Old Main 117

Tuesday, August 26

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Full Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Richie Benson, '15 - Student Government Assoc. President
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

7:00 PM - "The Future is Calling Us to Greatness"
presented by bestselling author and evolutionary theologian Rev. Michael Dowd
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities, 3407 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, Iowa

Wednesday, August 27

6:30 - 8:30 PM - Riverine Walks: State of the River, presented by Reuben Heine
Tickets Price is $5
Sunset Park (map)

Thursday, August 28

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Council Meeting
Dahl Room, College Center 3rd floor

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - Reading/Writing Center Open House
Stop by and meet our new ELL Specialist, Jake Romaniello
Reading/Writing Center, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

3:30 - 4:30 PM - State of the College
Presented by President Bahls
Olin Auditorium

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Intro to the Office of Career Development
Students can learn how to best use the services of the Office of Career Development
Olin 302

Friday, August 29

3:45 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversation "New Spaces on Campus Tour"
Meet at 3:45 in Center for Faculty Enrichment, Olin 301/303

6:00 - 8:00 PM - Live on Campus: Republic of Lights
Brew by the Slough

8:00 PM - Faculty & Guest Artist Recital: Pendulum
Performers are Randall Hall, saxophone, and Jonathon Kirk, laptop
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, August 30

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Augie Acres Farmers Market
Freight House, 421 W. River Drive, Davenport, IA

8:00 PM - Second City, improvisational threatre troupe
Centennial Hall

Sunday, August 31

6:00 PM - Six Appeal
Six Appeal uses a cappella singing to span decades of classic oldiesk, current chart toppers, and catchy original tunes
Centennial Hall

Volume 15, Issue 1 - August 25, 2014

Faculty News

Nathan Frank (Physics and Astronomy) recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue his research work with undergraduate students in nuclear physics. The grant (#1404236 for $124,000) was awarded as part of the Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) program of the NSF. The title of the project is "RUI: Undergraduate Research on Neutron-Rich Nuclei". The grant will cover stipend and travel for students and Nathan for three years. He looks forward including more students in research at the frontiers of nuclear physics. In addition, he is a coauthor on a paper recently accepted for publication titled "Low-lying neutron unbound states in 12Be".

Peter Kivisto (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Welfare) was elected to the governing Council of the 14,000 member American Sociological Association.  His three year term began on August 20, 2014, the day after the ASA's annual meeting ended in San Francisco.

bookPeter's book Religion and Immigration: Migrant Faiths in North America and Western Europe (Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2014) has just been published.

bookEarlier in the summer, the Sage India book Peter Kivisto co-edited with Samir Dasgupta (University of Kalyani, West Bengal), Postmodernism in a Global Perspective (2014) appeared in print.

Dan Morris (Religion) had an article published in July, 2014: "Reason and Emotion in the Ethics of Self-Restraint: A Critique of Reinhold Niebuhr," Journal of Religious Ethics 42, no. 3 (July 2014): 495-515.


Megan Quinn (Art) was the lead artist on a mosaic project in Schweibert Park this summer, organized by Quad City Arts Metro Arts project. She worked with eight high school and college students to add mosaic to the concrete part of a public sculpture called Lloyd's Trek. Megan is talking about the process at the Figge's Pechakacha night August 28th.

Megan was recently notified that she is receiving a lifetime achievement award in the arts from the Riverssance Committee.on September 20th. Usually only one such award ig given per year, but this year they're giving two- one to Megan's sister Kristin as well.