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January 23, 2006

This Week


Monday, January 23

Walk-in office hours in the dean's office: 1:00-2:30 p.m.


4 p.m. Katz Harris Room

LS 112 faculty meeting


Tuesday, January 24

10:45 a.m. Wallenberg Hall

Student Recital


11:30 a.m. College Center Board Room

Explore — Dr. Deb Vanspeybroeck, "Emotional Intelligence"

Research on emotional intelligence in the workplace is revealing that a leader's emotions are contagious. If a leader provides energy and enthusiasm, the organization thrives; if a leader spreads negativity and dissonance, it flounders. "Resonant leaders" excel not just via skill and smarts, but by connecting with others using emotional intelligence competencies like empathy and self-awareness. This discussion will help you assess and develop personal EI competencies and use them to inspire and motivate people.


11:30 a.m. Ascension Chapel

Reflections — Adam Houghton '06


4:30 p.m. Wilson Center

Advising Workshop


7:30 p.m. Olin Auditorium

Explore — Dr. Arthur Pitz, "The Leader Within"

Unleashing the potential in today's multi-cultural workforce requires the understanding of different cultures. Business leaders that are aware of the characteristics of different cultures can work effectively with a diverse workforce. Beyond that, they can create an environment that invites and welcomes differences and encourages the best performance from all its employees. In this cultural awareness workshop, you will learn more about different cultures and discuss the challenges that are presented by a diverse workforce.


8:00 p.m. Wallenberg Hall

Faculty Recital

Randall Hall, saxophone; with Jonathan Kirk


Wednesday, January 25

4:00 p.m. Tredway Library, 5th floor

Feminist Tea Hour Series — Margaret Farrar, "Radical Cheerleaders"

Through their aggressive presence on the streets, their rejection of norms of civility, and their use of humor, the Radical Cheerleaders protest group (ab)use the traditionally gendered practice of cheering to stage transgressive political spectacles that cannot easily be subsumed into or appropriated by mainstream political discourse. Farrar argues that these kinds of subversions are important for broadening our understanding of the construction and practices of democratic citzenship.


Thursday, January 26

10:30 a.m. Olin Auditorium

Convocation — Augustana Debate Team, "Debating the Iraq War: Should We Stay or Should We Go?"

Members of the debate team will focus on such questions as the decentralization of the Iraqi government, the make-up of the constitution, the history of the British partition and the consequences for Shia, Sunni, and Kurds, the role of Iran and Turkey in the region, the consequences for the U.S. military, Saddam's history of oppression, and the relationship between Iraq and Al-Qaeda.


Augustana Choir at the Illinois Music Educators Association State Conference

The Augustana Choir, Jon Hurty director, will be a featured choir at the Illinois Music Educators Association State Conference on Thursday, January 26th in Peoria. The choir will sing an hour program for Illinois music educators consisting of repertoire from various cultures and style periods.


Friday, January 27

3:30 p.m. Tredway Library, 2nd floor (south end)

Friday Conversations — Week Seven Seminar

Reading for informal discussion: "The Fusion of Unum and the Benefits of Pluribus," from Stephen Jay Gould's book The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister's Pox: Mending the Gap Between Science and the Humanities (Harmony Books, 2003). Reading available on electronic reserve under "Week Seven Seminar."


Saturday, January 21

7:00 p.m. Wallenberg Hall

Quad City Arts Visiting Artist — Wendy Law, cello

Cellist Wendy Law has appeared with renowned orchestras worldwide, including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and Juilliard Orchestra, and has worked with such conductors as Robert Spano, Richard Westerfield, and Benjamin Zander. An active chamber musician, she has performed throughout North America, appearing at New York 's Alice Tully Hall, Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, and Boston's Isabella Steward Gardner Museum and Jordan Hall. She returns to the Quad Cities January 16-28 for a solo Visiting Artist Series residency. There is no charge for the concert, though a freewill donation will be accepted.


8:00 p.m. Centennial Hall

OSA Spirituality — Matt Wertz

No stranger to success, Matt Wertz released the highly acclaimed album "Somedays" in 2000. Touring on that album was fuel to the flame for the making of his most recent album, "Twenty Three Places." What sets Matt apart from the rest is his engaging live performances, which make the listener walk away feeling they have a new best friend.

Tickets are $8 for the general public, $3 for Augustana faculty and staff, free for Augustana students with ID. Tickets can be purchased from the Augustana Ticket Office, 7306.