This week in brief

Monday, March 17
No events scheduled

Tuesday, March 18
11:30 – 11:50 AM – Reflections – Scott Irelan, Theater Arts
Ascension Chapel – Founders Hall

8:00 PM – St. Patrick's Day Concert
Wallenberg Hall

9:00 PM - Interfaith Peace Service

Ascension Chapel - Founders Hall

Wednesday, March 19
10:30 – 11:30 AM – Walk-in Hour
in the Dean's Office with Jeff
Founders Hall 116

4:00 – 5:00 PM – Reading Group:
Feminism and Composition
Reading / Writing Center

4:00 – 5:30 PM – Masterclass–
Bergendoff Building of Fine Arts

8:00 PM – Guest Artist – ProBono
Rescheduled from Feb.6
Wallenburg Hall

Thursday, March 20
10:30 – 11:20 AM – Convocation –
"The Culture War Thesis" –
James Hunter
Centennial Hall

Friday, March 21
No events scheduled

Saturday, March 22
No events scheduled

Sunday, March 23
10:30 – 11:30 AM – Sunday
Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel
Founders Hall

5:00 – 6:00 PM – Sunday
Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel
Founders Hall

Volume 5, Issue 22• March 17, 2008

Faculty News

Peter Kivisto was invited to Trento, Italy to deliver a guest lecture on March 5 at the University of Trento’s Faculty of Sociology. He lectured on “The New Assimilationism in American Sociology,” which was an attempt to respond to criticisms of this approach to immigration studies voiced by Yale Professor Jeffrey Alexander in his recent influential book, The Civil Sphere. Kivisto was one of four sociologists whose work was singled out by Alexander as emblematic of efforts aimed as revising and reframing assimilation theory. The three Italian commentators voiced assessments about the “new assimilationism” that ranged from the sympathetic to the skeptical.

Mariano Magalhaes took a group of six students (Carrie Clark, Lucie Vanhecke, Josh Reid, Maude Engstrom, Josh Morgan and Tim Peterson) to participate in the 30th Annual Model Illinois government simulation held in Springfield, Illinois from February 28 through March 2.