7:00 PM - Thursday, February 28
Book discussion of Niagra Falls All Over Again
Room 126, Bergendoff Hall
In preparation for the March 13 th visit of guest writer, Elizabeth McCracken, Katie Hanson will lead a discussion on McCracken’s novel Niagra Falls All Over Again. Don’t miss reading this one—it’s a quirky, funny, tender, and endearing tale told by a master storyteller about the rocky but somehow enduring friendship of the vaudeville/Hollywood team Carter and Sharp.
From Tredway Library
Adinkra Cloth on Display in Tredway Library
In celebration of Black History Month, the Library recently filled a wall with a new work of art—a large Adinkra cloth, made a year ago by students, faculty and staff in a workshop held in the library and led by Professor Rowen Schussheim-Anderson. The cloth is permanently installed on the north side of the 4 th floor.
Adinkra cloth is made in Ntonso, Ghana. Its name comes from the legendary King conquered by the Ashante people, who wore luxurious patterned fabrics. Adinkra means “farewell” and the cloth was reserved for funerals. In 2006, Augustana students on Ghana Term took an art class and spent several days in Ntonso learning the traditional way to create Adinkra.
The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement invites applications for participation in SENCER Summer Institute, planned for August 8-11 and hosted by Santa Clara University, with accommodations at the Fairmont San Jose. The deadline to apply is March 3, 2008. A day of Pre-Institute Workshops, open to all invited participants, will be held on Thursday, August 7, on topics such as critical thinking, grant writing, and assessment. You are invited to consider applying to the Institute as a member of a team of 4-6 people or as an individual participant. Features of the SSI 2008 program include an intensive team planning day, a full day of Pre-Institute Workshops, a focus on SENCER’s new initiatives, and special attention to promoting enrollment in SENCER courses early in students’ college careers and considering policies at all levels that affect STEM education.
For more information on SSI 2008, please click here.
For direct access to the applications, click here.