Volume 5, Issue 22• March 17 , 2008

This week

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
Celtic music selections by the Augustana Flute Choir and Heart Strings, a quartet of Quad City musicians. Free and open to the public.

9:00 PM – Interfaith Peace Service
Ascension Chapel - Founders hall
In observance of the 5th anniversary of the Iraq War.

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
In honor of Women’s History Month, this reading group invites discussion of the differences in the ways men and women write. Do differences exist, and if so, what are these differences, and what might account for them? Are some kinds of writing better suited to women than to men and vice versa? What kinds of writing should we teach and why? Can the writing classroom help students find their true voice while also equipping them to succeed? Seminal essays in feminist composition theory by Mary P. Hiatt, Joan Bolker and Susan Jarrett offer lenses through which to consider the gender politics at play in our own writing classrooms. Readings (on Moodle under ACTL: Teaching Writing):

Mary P. Hiatt, “The Feminine Style: Theory and Fact”
Joan Bolker, “Teaching Griselda to Write”
Susan Jarrett, “Feminism and Composition: The Case for Conflict”

4:00 – 5:30 PM – Masterclass – ProBono
Bergendoff Building of Fine Arts
Mark Fry with Augustana trombones, Room 163
Thomas Stark with high school trombonists, Room 113
Sean Whitaker with tubas and euphoniums from Augustana and area high schools, Room 126

8:00 PM – Guest Artist – ProBono Rescheduled from Feb.6
Wallenburg Hall
Professional trombone quartet based in Chicago
Jemmie Robertson, Thomas Stark, and Mark Fry-Trombones
Sean Whitaker, Tuba

Thursday, March 20
10:30 – 11:20 AM – Convocation – "The Culture War Thesis" – James Hunter
Centennial Hall
Hunter’s talk will help conceptualize how Americans form decisions on significant matters that confront us in the 21 st century and how liberal democracy is both challenged and enriched by cultural conflict. Dr. Davison Hunter is a LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture and Social Theory and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. The institute is an interdisciplinary research center concerned with understanding contemporary cultural change and its implications for individuals, institutions, and society. Dr. Hunter’s research findings have been presented to audiences on National Public Radio and C-Span, at the National Endowment for the Arts and at dozens of colleges and universities around the country.

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 in Founders Hall

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