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January 30, 2006

This Week


Monday, January 30

4 p.m. Katz Harris Room

LS 113 faculty meeting


Tuesday, January 31

11:30 a.m. College Center Board Room

Explore — Lanese Aggrey, "Diversity Advantage"

You will learn how, when and why people rely on stereotypes to make day to day decisions about others. This program is designed to propel you to a new level of effectiveness and positive action when interacting with others. Come hear this unique perspective from Dean Aggrey as she shares her thoughts and experience on the diversity advantage.


11:30 a.m. Ascension Chapel

Reflections — Jared List


1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Walk-in office hours in the dean's office


7:30 p.m. Olin Auditorium

Explore — David Coleman, "Making Relationships Matter"

"Creative Dating" is a fun and interactive look at our dating lives, why we make the choices we do and who we are as social beings. It covers topics such as: creative low-budget dating ideas, why long distance relationships fail, what cheesy pick-up lines really mean, why women want the "bad boys" and why "nice guys" finish last, how men and women define romance, and what all men and women really want.


Thursday, February 2

10:30 a.m. Olin Auditorium

Convocation — Na'im Akbar, "With Freedom and Justice for All: Breaking the Silence"

Na'im Akbar is a black psychologist and an Afrocentric scholar, sharing his thoughts on national issues with the entire population through books, articles, lectures, seminars, and radio talk shows. His message is clear and simple, yet provocative and well grounded: black people in America have much greater inner power than they realize, but they must re-discover themselves in order to use it. His insight and his analysis of the social concerns affecting African-Americans in particular and humanity as a whole is superbly rational and highly informative.


Dr. Akbar was trained as a scientist and practitioner in the field of clinical psychology receiving his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Early in Dr. Akbar's career, he decided to devote his skills of research and practice to the increased understanding of the cultural basis of African-American mental functioning and the development of techniques to address the unique mental health needs of African-Americans. As an activist-scholar, he has done considerable research, teaching, theory-development and critical analysis in this area.


Friday, February 3

3:30 p.m. College Center Board Room

Friday Conversations — Bob Haak


7:30 p.m. Potter Hall  

Winter Play — "The Miser" by Moliere


$8 students, Augustana faculty/staff, senior citizens

$10 general public

Call the Augustana Ticket Office, 7306, for information and reservations.


The 2005-2006 Augustana College Theatre season, The Masks of Comedy, continues with Moliere's 17th-century French farce set in Paris, The Miser. Harpagon loves his money more than life itself. His son Cléante and daughter Elise are in love with Mariane and Valère respectively, but their suitors are apparently poor and therefore seemingly unsuitable mates. Once Cléante and Elise work up the courage to break the news to their father that they wish to marry, Harpagon surprises them with news of his own: he intends to marry Mariane himself, and has arranged for Elise to wed a wealthy older man that very evening! Farcical merriment ensues.


Saturday, February 4

7:30 p.m. Potter Hall

Winter Play — "The Miser" by Moliere


8:00 p.m. Westerlin Lounge

MPB Special Event — Jabali Afrika

Jabali Afrika originates from East Africa's Kenya. The band's original sound, however, is attributed to its own unique mixture and special fusion of African rhythms. This is a truly multi-faceted band whose members are not only adept at composing songs, playing a variety of instruments, and blending their voices into a harmonious sound, but are also talented dancers and choreographers.


8:00 p.m. Centennial Hall

Quad City Symphony Orchestra

2006 starts off with a bang as the QCSO welcomes guest conductor Harvey Felder, Music Director of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and one of the country's most promising young conductors. For his program he has chosen three distinctly different works representing three highly different parts of the world. Roberto Sierra's Tropicalia reflects the lush and rhythmic nature of Latin-American folk songs. Then it's off to the American prairie as pictured in Aaron Copland's Suite from The Tender Land . The final stop on our musical journey is in Bohemia for Dvorak's passionately lyrical Symphony No. 7 in D Minor.


Tickets are only available from the Quad City Symphony Office, 563-322-0931, and range in price from $20 - $40.


Concert conversations are offered in Larson Hall one hour prior to each performance. Join QCSO conductor Donald Schleicher and Augustana's Kai Swanson for insight into the music and composers featured in each concert.


Sunday, February 5

1:30 p.m. Potter Hall

Winter Play — "The Miser" by Moliere


2:00 p.m. Centennial Hall

Quad City Symphony Orchestra