Monday, November 18

Through December 15 - Exhibit of the full volume set of the Heritage Edition of The Saint John's Bible
Tredway Library

5:00 PM - Deadline to submit Grants for Blended Learning and Community Connections course development to Margaret Farrar

Tuesday, November 19

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Lorraine Stamberger, '14
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

3:30 - 5:30 PM - Reception to Honor Carla Tracy, Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year
4:00 PM - Brief remarks
Snacks and beverages will be served
Gävle Room 404, Center for Student Life

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentor Circle "What Does it Mean to be a Lutheran College?"
Gävle Room (Multipurpose Room 1), Center for Student Life

Wednesday, November 20

4:00 PM - Norm Moline's Last Lecture - "Reflections on a Journey and a Celebration of OUR Profession on a College Faculty"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
John Deere Lecture Hall

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital: OddBar Quartet and Friends
Featuring Brent Sandy (trumpet), Rich Medd (trombone), Jim Dreier (percussion), and Steve Grismore (guitar). Guest performers are Randall Hall (saxophone) and Joe Ott (saxophone)
Enemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

Thursday, November 21

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Blood Drive
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

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

2:30 - 3:30 PM - Phi Betta Kappa Scholar Dr. Birgitta Whaley speaks at weekly talk in computer science and mathematics
Olin 202

4:30 - 6:30 PM - Open House to view The Saint John's Bible Exhibit
Tredway Library

5:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - From Inspiration to Illumination: An Introduction to the St. John's Bible, presented by Tim Ternes, Director and Curator of the St. John's Bible

6:30 PM - Light Refreshments
Larson Hall, 2nd floor, Bergendoff Building

7:30 PM - Quantum Biology-Old Roots and New Shoots, presented by Visiting Phi Beta Kappa Scholar Dr. Birgitta Whaley
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Friday, November 22

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - Partnering for Illinois' Economic Future, presented by U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill.
RSVP required
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - "Vocational Reflection" presented by Laura Mahn
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - Opera @ Augustana performs "Hansel and Gretel"
Tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens, Augustana faculty/staff and students, and $8 for children age 12 and under.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - Augustana Dance Company Show
Tickets are $8 for the general public, $6 for senior citizens, Augustana faculty/staff ans students
Centennial Hall

Saturday, November 23

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Peace-Building: Innovative Strategies, Nuts and Bolts
Hanson Hall of Sciences

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Dance Marathon
Pepsico Recreation Center Courts

6:00 PM - Quad Cities Low Brass Day Recital
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

7:00 PM - Opera @ Augustana performs "Hansel and Gretel"
Tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens, Augustana faculty/staff and students, and $8 for children age 12 and under.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, November 24

7:00 PM - Opera @ Augustana performs "Hansel and Gretel"
Tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens, Augustana faculty/staff and students, and $8 for children age 12 and under.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Art Beat
Live music broadcast by the students of WAUG, as a complement to the museum's current exhibition: From Anthropology through Zoology: The Fine Art of the Liberal Arts!
Augustana College Art Museum

Volume 12, Issue 11 - November 18, 2013

Faculty News

On November 13 Greg Domski (Chemistry) delivered an invited lecture in the chemistry department at Ohio Northern University about research conducted at Augustana with undergraduate collaborators. The title of the talk was: Molecular Bushwhacking: Design and Synthesis of Novel Donor Functionalized Mono- andBisimidazolium Salts, Their Corresponding Ruthenium (II) Complexes, and Applications to Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation.

Adam Kaul (Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare) was recently invited to Indiana University to give a colloquium lecture on his research about the conflicts between musicians and tourism authorities at the Cliffs of Moher in the West of Ireland. He also guest-taught an undergraduate course called Global Tourism, and an interdisciplinary graduate seminar on Heritage and Culture Property.

Dan Lee (Religion)  is the author of the lead article in the current issue of the Journal of Lutheran Ethics.  The article, which is entitled "Christianity and Violence: Coming to Grips with the Bloody Threads in the Garment," presents an overview of the regrettable history of violence within various expressions of Christianity.  The article concludes with a message of hope and peace, drawing upon the words of visionary leaders such as John XXIII and Bishop Desmond Tutu.  The article can be accessed online at http://www.elca.org/What-We-Believe/Social-Issues/Journal-of-Lutheran-Ethics/Issues/November-2013/Christianity-and-Violence.aspxLaura Hartman (Religion) is also in the same issue of the Journal of Lutheran Ethics as the author of a couple book reviews.

tapestry Rowen Schussheim-Anderson (Art) is exhibiting her work in a solo exhibition in the Manierre Dawson Gallery of West Shore Community College in Ludington, Michigan. Thirty-two tapestries are on exhibit through December.