This week in brief

Monday, January 14
No events scheduled.

Tuesday, January 15
11:30 - 11:50 AM – Reflections – Tim Hiller, Center for Vocational Reflection Staff
Ascension Chapel - Founders Hall

Wednesday, January 16
7:00 PM – Callie Crossley – Free Lecture
Wallenburg Hall in Denkmann
"Why Should Politics Matter to Young People?"

Thursday, January 17
10:30 – 11:30 AM – Teaching Circle Session for New Faculty
Dahl Room
Teaching Portfolios

4:00 PM – Reception in Honor of the New Exhibit in Special Collections
Special Collections, First Floor,
Thomas Tredway Library

Friday, January 18
3:30 – 5:30 PM – Friday Conversations – John Pfautz and Marsha Smith
Wilson Center
"CIEE Presentations"

Saturday, January 19
1:00 PM – Flute Master Class – Elizabeth McCafferty Plunk of the
U.S. Marine Band

Wallenberg Hall

7:00 PM – Quad City Arts Event:
Classical Jam
Wallenberg Hall

7:00 PM – Westbrook Singers to
Keynote Annual Martin Luther
King, Jr. Commemoration
Centennial Hall

Sunday, January 20
No events scheduled.













Volume 5, Issue 15• January 14, 2008


A Reception in Honor of the New Exhibit in Special Collections
Thursday, January 17, 2007 , 4:00 p.m.
Special Collections, First Floor, Thomas Tredway Library
Refreshments will be served

The new exhibit, From Parchment to Pixels: An Exhibition in Honor of the Year of the Book, is now on display in Special Collections. To celebrate this, you are invited to attend a reception and view the exhibit. We look forward to seeing you!

Some information on the exhibit:

In honor of From Parchment to Pixels: The Year of the Book, Special Collections presents a special exhibition intended to illuminate various aspects of book history and the impact books have on the world. In addition, the exhibition showcases some of the highlights held in Special Collections, including a page from the Gutenberg Bible, a 1523 pamphlet by Luther, and the first edition of Huckleberry Finn.

Cello Music Collection at Augustana College
The Augustana College Department of Music is pleased to announce the establishment of a new music collection for cellists. The Ehrlich-Durkee Cello Music Collection consists of various editions of the standard repertoire for all ability levels, as well as unusual and rare pieces and editions, methods books, etudes, etc. The collection was gathered from the personal libraries of John Ehrlich (Professor Emeritus, Drake University), Janina Ehrlich (Professor of Cello, Augustana College) and Charlotte Durkee (deceased, Professor of Cello at Augustana College from 1954 to 1978). Augustana and Quad Cities cello students are taking advantage of this collection to discover new repertoire, try different editions of the music they may be studying, or find new pieces for their own students. This is a vital collection, with plans for continuing expansion in the years to come.

The National Endowment for the Humanities has just released its call for faculty to take part in its annual Summer Seminars and Summer Institutes. A list of the seminars and institutes is included below. More detailed information is available by clicking here.

The deadline is March 3, 2008. Please contact Michael Nolan via e-mail or phone (7367) if you have questions.

Each seminar includes fifteen participants working in collaboration with one or two leading scholars. Participants will have access to a major library collection, with time reserved to pursue individual research and study projects.

Institutes provide intensive collaborative study of texts, topics, and ideas central to undergraduate teaching in the humanities under the guidance of faculties distinguished in their fields of scholarship. Institutes aim to prepare participants to return to their classrooms with a deeper knowledge of current scholarship in key fields of the humanities.