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March 13, 2006



Robert Bly Book Discussion

Renowned poet and critic Robert Bly is the Quad City Arts Super Author for 2006. He will be in residence in the Quad Cities April 5-8, and on the Augustana campus the evening of April 8.

To prepare for this special visit by Bly to our community, Dr. Larry McCallum, professor of psychology, will lead a discussion of The Sibling Society, Bly's 1996 book that examines mid-life baby boomers and finds them adrift without traditional “parents” and other mentors. Bly argues that boomers conduct themselves like jealous siblings, locked in competitiveness and irresponsibility, and have children who don’t want to grow up.


The book discussion will take place Thursday, March 30, at 4:00 p.m. at Tredway Library, 2nd floor south. Snacks provided! To reserve a place in the discussion group and obtain a copy of the book, sign up at the library’s Circulation desk on 2nd floor.


Call for Jaeke Award Nominations

Click here for the two-page Harold T. and Violet M. Jaeke 2005-06 Award Nomination Form. Nominations must be received in Dean Abernathy’s office no later than 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2006 – no exceptions! Hand carry to our office, Founders 116, if the deadline is near. We hope to be able to consider all nominations but will not accept any after the above deadline.


To fully and fairly consider each nominee, the Jaeke Committee asks that you complete the above nomination form. A letter of nomination will not be reviewed. The Committee also will not consider group/collaborative nominations (one nomination form with multiple signatures). Each recommendation requires a separate nomination form.


Click here for a list of Jaeke Award recipients to date. It is possible to receive the award one time only.


If you have any questions, please call Angie at 7328.