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January 16, 2006

This Week


Augustana College


Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow


Playwright, author

Lavonne Mueller will be on campus this week of January 15 participating in classes and giving workshops. The following events that are open to the public and we invite you to attend.


Sunday - January 15 - Writer’s Workshop

If you are interested in attending a playwriting workshop, please contact Melissa McBain (794-7618)


Tuesday - January 17 - Feminist Tea Hour - “Researching and Writing Women”

Thomas Tredway Library, 2 nd floor north end - 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Sponsored by the Women & Gender Studies Department


Wednesday - January 18 - “The Voices from September 11” - Thomas Tredway Library - 2 nd floor. 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Performed by: Wilder Anderson, Eliza Bockstahler, Hannah Kalk, Katie McCarthy, Danille Suits and Brian Vonderheide


Thursday - January 19 - Public Reading given by Augustana faculty of four plays


For more information, contact Jane Tiedge, 309-794-7200 or <>


About the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Program -- Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows connect a liberal education with the world beyond the campus by bringing thoughtful and successful participants to colleges for a week of classes and informal discussions with students and faculty. Fellows, who include government officials, business leaders, journalists, environmentalists, and medical ethicists, are matched with small colleges chosen for their commitment to the goals of the program. Together they help to equip students for the social, political, and economic settings they will enter and illuminate the roles they may play as professionals and informed citizens.


Monday, January 16

4 p.m. Katz Harris Room

LS 113 faculty meeting


6:30 p.m. Centennial Hall

High School Honor Band Festival and Concert


Tuesday, January 17

Jeff Abernathy will have his walk-in office hours from 9:00-10:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m. College Center Board Room

Explore — Amy Mynaugh, "Thriving as a Team"

You can accomplish more with a team than with one. Teams increase creativity, productivity, and decision-making power. However, challenges do occur. Explore the topics of building and restoring trust, stages of team development, shared values, developing cohesiveness, and handling unproductive team members.


11:30 a.m. Ascension Chapel

Reflections — Augustana Drama Troupe performance


4:00 p.m. Tredway Library, 2nd floor

Feminist Tea Hour Series, with Lavonne Mueller

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Lavonne Mueller speaks on "Researching and Writing Women." The Feminist Tea Hour Series offers presentations and lively discussions on current scholarship in gender-related issues.


7:30 p.m. Olin Auditorium

Explore — Pat Broderick and Jeff Hardacre, "Motivating Others"

Leaders and members of organizations are frequently faced with challenges related to motivation and achievement. During this session, we will discuss issues involved in deciding whether one takes on or avoids a challenging task and we will explore how leaders can facilitate achievement for themselves and members of their organizations. Come hear more on this topic from the current head of security at the Quad City International Airport, Pat Broderick. He knows what it takes to keep his employees motivated and on task.


Thursday, January 19

10:30 a.m. Centennial Hall

Convocation — Dana Rabin, "Jews and Gypsies in 1753: Stereotypes, Belonging, and the British Nation"

Professor Dana Rabin specializes in the history of early modern Britain with an emphasis on law, gender, emotion, and identity. She is the author of "Searching for the Self in Eighteenth-Century English Criminal Trials, 1730-1800" and "Bodies of Evidence, States of Mind: Infanticide, Emotion, and Sensibility in Eighteenth-Century England." She is writing a book titled From Self to Subject: Identity, Crime, and Legal Responsibility in Eighteenth-Century England. Professor Rabin received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1996.


11:30 p.m. College Center Main Lobby

Careers in Higher Education Career Fair

Student Services will host a job fair for those interested in pursuing a career in Higher Education. The following departments will be represented: Admissions, Financial Aid, Dining Services, Alumni Development, Career Services, Campus Ministries, Multicultural Services, Residential Life, Student Activities, Greek Life, Recreation, and Athletics. If you know of any students who might be interested, please alert them to this opportunity. If you have questions, please contact Evelyn Campbell at ext. 7533.


7:30 p.m. Larson Hall

Ron Tappy, "A Stone and a Stylus: Writing at Tel Zayit in the Time of King Solomon

Dr. Ron Tappy will be presenting a lecture on his recent discovery of a very early proto-Hebrew alphabet in Israel. This is a most significant find that has received coverage in the New York Times and other important national and regional newspapers. Dr. Tappy's visit is co-sponsored by the Center for Vocational Reflection, the Department of Religion, and the Art Museum.


Friday, January 20

3:30 p.m. Wilson Center

Friday Conversations— Roman Bonzon & Larry McCallum


8:00 p.m. Java Club  

Pete Schmidt

It is his proficient, honest songwriting, and truly skillful guitar-playing, coupled with an adept stage presence that has been captivating audiences across the country and establishing Pete Schmidt as one of the most significant additions to the singer/songwriter genre. Pete, who grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia, never took formal guitar lessons and honed his folk-rock sound "through endless experimentation" on an antique acoustic guitar. His songs, written mostly about relationships past and present, are driven by emotion and offer listeners and fans a peak into his personal and reflective side.


Saturday, January 21

8:00 p.m. Centennial Hall

MPB Special Event — Liang Acrobat and Comedy Show

The Liang Acrobatic & Comedy College Show, featuring MC/Comedian Bill Patti, gives students outstanding interactive acrobatic entertainment and comedy along with easy access to understanding the diversity of the Asian culture. In addition to letting students experience dance and acrobatic skills up close, students also get a chance to try out their acrobatic abilities on toy versions of the same items used in the show. During the program, Liang also invites another type of audience participation as she answers tough questions asked by the students about her life, her home & her journey.


9:00 p.m. Wilson Center

Comedy Club — Steve Caouette

Combining impressions, improv, sound effects and classic stand-up comedy, Steve Caouette pushes the 'comedic envelope.' Not only does Steve do impressions, he bombards you with sound effects and improv, continually involving the audience. His sound effects whisk you away to a babbling brook, a fireworks display, a lightning storm, or to the sea depths in a submarine. He personalizes every show to keep it unique, fresh, and memorable. Steve's many talents have been seen in numerous commercials, performances in Las Vegas, shows at colleges across the country, and in the recent independent feature film, "Tough Hombre."