Monday, October 14

4:00 - 5:00 PM - New to LSFY 103 Orientation Meeting
Wilson Center

4:30 PM - High School Chamber Choir Festival Concert
Free admission
Centennial Hall

5:00 PM - JETS Nicaragua Medical Service Program Info Meeting
Hanson Hall of Science 304

7:00 PM - "Slavery in World History" presented by Joseph C. Miller, University of West Virginia
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - Fall Term in Brazil Info Meeting
Old Main 132

Tuesday, October 15

10:45 AM - General Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 -11:50 AM  - Tuesday Reflection - Young Adults in Global Mission Recruiter
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

1:30 - 2:30 PM - CMS - Ingeniux Training
RSVP to Kristina Zimmerman x 7476
Olin 110

4:00 - 4:30 PM - Sign Language Table (Intermediate)
Center for Student Life, Sitting area outside of multipurpose room

4:30 - 5:00 PM - Sign Language Table (Beginners)
Center for Student Life, Sitting area outside of multipurpose room

6:45 - 9:00 PM - Oboist Dr. Katherine Woolsey, Washburn University
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, October 16

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM - Campus Ministries Noontime Conversation
"What it means to teach and work, live and learn at Augustana as a Lutheran College"
Grab your lunch in the dining room or bring your own lunch bag. Chaplains Richard Priggie and Kristen Glass-Perez, along with Jason Mahn lead a meaningful conversation about "Hospitality"
Gävle Room (Multipurpose Room 3), Center for Student Life

7:30 - 9:00 PM - A Foreign Correspondent in the Mediterranean: from Franco to the Euro, presented by John Hooper
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

Thursday, October 17

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Senate Meeting
Hanson Hall of Science 102

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon, with Michael Reisner (Environmental Studies)
Brew by the Slough

6:30 PM - A Night to Honor Israel
Augustana students Mariah and Makenzie Logan speak to promote understanding between Christians and Jews.
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd Street, Davenport, Iowa  Changed to:  Calvary Church of the Quad Cities, 4700 53rd Street, Moline, IL

Friday, October 18

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Symposium Day, presented by Jeff Ratliff-Crain
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

6:00 PM - Harvest Moon Festival
to raise money for the Quad Cities Food Hub
Tickets are $25 in advance 
Freight House, 421 W. River Drive, Davenport, IA

7:30 PM - The Marriage of Figaro, a comedy in five acts directed by Jennifer Popple
Tickets are $11 for general public and $9 for senior citizens, students and Augustana faculty/staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

Saturday, October 19

7:30 - 9:00 PM - John Deere Planetarium Open House
Free admission
The Fryxell Geology Museum, which features one of the best collections of minerals and fossils in the Midwest, will also be open to the public.
820 38th Street, Rock Island, IL

7:30 PM - The Marriage of Figaro, a comedy in five acts directed by Jennifer Popple
Tickets are $11 for general public and $9 for senior citizens, students and Augustana faculty/staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

8:00 PM - Country singer Clayton Anderson performs
$10 admission; free for Augustana students/staff with ID
Ericson Field, 520 38th Street, Rock Island, IL

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert
Free admission
Centennial Hall

Sunday, October 20

1:30 PM - The Marriage of Figaro, a comedy in five acts directed by Jennifer Popple
Tickets are $11 for general public and $9 for senior citizens, students and Augustana faculty/staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

Volume 12, Issue 8 - October 14, 2013

This Week's Message

All of us who planned the Fall Symposium Day would like to again thank everyone who actually made it happen: Presenters and all the behind-the-scenes folk who produced the promotional material, scheduled and prepared rooms, provided the food, and so much more.  As a newcomer to campus, I found the Symposium Day an exhilarating event.  Of course, the series of events is still new for the campus too and Symposium is still early in its evolutionary development. 

An event that gets all of us out of our classes and daily routines to hear and see what others are doing, how they're addressing big questions and issues and the impact they're having -i.e., seeing a residential liberal arts campus in action-is a rare opportunity. Yet it is also a disruption of our daily routines and, perhaps, individual classes. Participation this Fall was great. But, not everyone participates.  That's not surprising and I'd fear anything that provided a strong enough incentive to make everyone take part.  Yet, we want to make sure the Symposium events serve the campus, reach as broad an audience as possible, and remain a vibrant learning opportunity.

So, if you didn't take part, what are some changes that might make the difference?

If you did take part and were disappointed, what would change your view?

Your feedback will help us improve the upcoming events-and such input has already been important for shaping the events up to now. (And you can still respond to the Google survey.)  We'll spend some time at the upcoming Friday conversation (Oct. 18) to do a post-mortem (with data!) on the Fall Symposium.

But enough about the last Symposium-- what about the next?  Members of the planning committee for the Winter Symposium will be on hand at the Oct. 18 Friday Conversation to introduce the sub-themes and ideas for the Winter Symposium, that occurs on Martin Luther King Day, Monday Jan. 20, and has the umbrella theme of Social Justice.  The day will also be part of the visit by Robert Quinn, Director of Scholars at Risk and our Woodrow Wilson fellow for this year.

Jeff Ratliff-Crain