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March 13, 2006

This Week

Please welcome the Higher Learning Commission Visiting Team. Our visitors will be here through Wednesday, March 15.


Dr. James B. Borland, Jr., Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan (team chair)

Dr. Melissa A. Butler, Professor of Political Science, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana

Ms. Patrice Lee Hughes, Professor of Library Science, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska

Dr. Russell L. Nichols, President, Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana


Monday, March 13

4:00 p.m., Olin Auditorium. Higher Learning Commission Open Faculty Session. All faculty invited.


Tuesday, March 14

11:30 a.m., Ascension Chapel
Reflections - Kerry Dobihal, '06


11:30 a.m., College Center Board Room
Explore: "Service Learning" with Kristen Glass
Service learning integrates community service with academic study in a process that engenders mutuality, reciprocity, reflection, and learning while meeting real community needs. In our world today, people have the societal responsibility to care for and better themselves and the surrounding community. Learn what it means to serve and how to truly benefit from it.


7:00 p.m., Olin Auditorium
Explore: "Confronting the Idiot in Your Chapter" with T.J. Sullivan
Every chapter has at least one...the member who causes problems for the whole group with his or her destructive behavior. Now, you can learn some skills and strategies to confront the idiots in your life.

T.J. Sullivan has been speaking to fraternity and sorority audiences for more than a decade. He has been recognized with national awards from the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) and the Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA). Now, he's talking about confrontation, caring, and communication. Sullivan believes that one inherent flaw in fraternity and sorority chapters is the tendency to allow more destructive behavior by our brothers and sisters than we would allow from others in our lives. We often allow our friends to risk their own health, safety, relationships, or grades with "idiot behavior." We are afraid to confront because we are afraid of losing a friend, losing respect, or being judged. Regardless of the issues facing your Greek community, this program will challenge you to take responsibility for making positive change — on a very personal level.

Wednesday, March 15

7:30 p.m. Centennial Hall Living Together Faithfully in Community while Disagreeing. Dan Lee, Professor of Religion and Director, Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics.


Thursday, March 16

10:30 a.m., Olin Auditorium
Convocation: David Roediger
"Looking at THE HOUSE I LIVE IN: Ethnicity, Radicalism and the Dilemmas of Antiracism in the 1940s." Roediger will use the short Sinatra film to present his ideas on race and ethnicity. David Roediger’s research interests include race and class in the United States, and the history of U.S. radicalism. Among his books are Our Own Time: A History of American Labor and the Working Day, The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class and Towards the Abolition of Whiteness. He is the editor of Fellow Worker: The Life of Fred Thompson, The North and Slavery and Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White as well as edition of Covington Hall’s Labor Struggles in the Deep South. His newest book is Working Towards Whiteness, (2005). His articles have appeared in New Left Review, Against the Current, Radical History Review, History Workshop Journal, The Progressive and Tennis. Roediger is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and completed a doctorate at Northwestern University. He is currently the Kendrick C. Babcock Professor of History at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.


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


8:00 p.m., Wallenberg Hall - Lund Chamber Choir from Sweden


Friday, March 17

3:30 p.m., Wilson Center - Friday Conversations, David Roediger


8:00 p.m., Java 101
Java Club: "2 Skinny Dorks"
2 Skinny Dorks and the family, an innovative acoustic pop-funk duo, launched a national tour to take back the world with peace, laughter, and a style of music that truly rips down stereotypes and crosses all the lines of race, gender, or age. Along their travels the dorks have landed performances with Dave Matthews Band, Blessid Union Of Souls, The Roots, O.A.R, George Clinton and the PFunk Allstars, Juvenile, Ari Hest, Average White Band, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Galactic.


8:00 p.m., Wallenberg Hall - St. Patrick's Day Concert - Augustana Flute Choir directed by Janet Stodd will be playing along with Heartstrings.


Saturday, March 18

7:00 p.m., Wallenberg Hall - City Opera Competition Performance - tickets will be sold at the door.


Sunday, March 19

3:00 p.m., Centennial Hall - Quad City Youth String Ensemble