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February 6, 2006

This Week


Monday, February 6

4 p.m. Katz Harris Room

LS 112 faculty meeting


Tuesday, February 7

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Walk-in office hours in the dean's office


11:30 a.m. Ascension Chapel

Reflections — Al Staggs


11:30 a.m. College Center Board Room

Explore — Adilah Barnes, "Character Workshop"

Adilah Barnes is an award-winning actress, with over 30 years of acting experience. Join her for a character workshop, where she takes an in-depth look at the histories of the powerful women she portrays in her performance "I Am That I Am: Woman, Black." This session will act as a precursor to her performance later this evening. This session will not only be an educational learning experience, but an entertaining experience as well.


7:30 p.m. Olin Auditorium

Explore — Adilah Barnes, "I Am That I Am: Woman, Black"

Adilah Barnes has extensively toured her own one-woman play, "I Am That I Am: Woman, Black", a historical journey into the lives of seven renowned women that include Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Mary McLeod Bethune, Zora Neale Hurston, Lorraine Hansberry, Angela Davis and Maya Angelou. "I Am That I Am: Woman, Black," now in its fifteenth season, has toured nationally in nearly 40 states and internationally in Europe and the Caribbean. It has also been on the touring rosters of the California Arts Council, Nevada Arts Council and the Utah Arts Council.


Thursday, February 9

10:30 a.m. Olin Auditorium

Convocation — Al Staggs, "The View from the Underside: The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer"

Al Staggs will perform excerpts from the play and facilitate discussion on the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The audience will be brought into the prison cell where Bonhoeffer awaits execution and listens to his struggles with evil, injustice and God. Al Staggs holds a B.S. from Hardin-Simmons University, an M.R.E. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from Harvard Divinity School and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He was honored as a Charles E. Merrill Fellow at Harvard in the spring of 1983 with major emphasis in applied theology. Staggs also completed a year internship in Clinical Pastoral Education at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He served as a Baptist minister for 24 years prior to becoming a full-time performance artist.


Friday, February 10

3:30 p.m. Wilson Center

Friday Conversations — Mike Wolf, "Mountain Roots, Crystalline Glazes, Martian Water, and X-Ray Vision"


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 11

4:00 p.m. Centennial Hall

Augustana Three Choirs Concert

Augustana Women's Ensemble, Jenny Lind Women's Ensemble, Collegiate Chorale

Sonja Hurty and Michael Zemek, conductors


7:00 p.m. Olin Auditorium

Augustana Gospel Choir


7:30 p.m. Potter Hall

Winter Play — "The Miser" by Moliere


8:00 p.m. Centennial Hall

Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert

Steve Grismore, director


9:00 p.m. Wilson Center

CUBOM Comedy Club — Owen Smith

Owen Smith is clearly a rarity on the college and entertainment scene. He is the definitive balance, proving relevance can be hip. Surely the freshest talent in America, as evidenced by his mass audience appeal on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, NBC's Friday Night, CBS's Star Search, and the highlight of the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.


Sunday, February 12

1:30 p.m. Potter Hall

Winter Play — "The Miser" by Moliere


2:00 p.m. Centennial Hall

Augustana Concert Band, with the U.S. Air Force Reserve Band of the Midwest

Rick Jaeschke, conductor


7:00 p.m. Wallenberg Hall

Guest Artist — Kara DeRaad-Santos, flute and piano