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March 20, 2006

This Week


Monday, March 20

4:00 p.m., Katz Harris Room - LS112 Faculty Meeting


Tuesday, March 21

11:30 a.m., Ascension Chapel - Reflections by Alisha Stralow, '06


11:30 a.m., College Center Board Room
Explore: "Sexual Harassment and Assault" with Sandy Bills
Sandy Bills is a representative from the Rape Crisis Center located in Davenport, IA. Sandy is a counselor that deals with sexual harassment and sexual assault victims. In our world today, there is a seemingly grey area of what constitutes such behaviors. Sandy will be here to clarify that gray area and help students to better understand dangerous situations, how to avoid them, as well as how to handle them.


4:00 p.m., Tredway Library, 2nd floor
The Feminist Tea Hour: "Woman Who Did Not Hold Back: The Life and Letters of Eliza Browning and Abraham Lincoln"
Eliza Browning and her husband were close friends of Lincoln, and Eliza corresponded with Lincoln throughout his presidency. Iris Nelson, our speaker, is a librarian at Quincy Public Library. Her work appears in the Spring 2006 Journal of Illinois History.


7:30 p.m., Olin Auditorium
Explore: "Domestic Violence" with a Representative from the Rape Crisis Center
This session will equip you with the knowledge to recognize behaviors that can contribute to unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationships. This session will highlight techniques for assisting a friend in an unhealthy situation as well as how to escape such a relationship yourself. Not only will this session identify relationship problems, but also prevent them from ever beginning.


Thursday, March 23

10:30 a.m., Centennial Hall
Convocation: Ann Simonton - "Sex, Power, and the Media".
Media activist Ann Simonton, once a top fashion model, now travels internationally to present her compelling expose on the disturbing consequences of corporate owned media. Simonton appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated and Seventeen, and on the pages of Glamour, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Women's Day, Bride and many other national magazines. She also appeared on dozens of national television commercials before turning her back on this lucrative career to dedicate her life to exposing commercial media's bias.

Ms. Simonton is one of the nation's leading authorities on the effects of media images and you may have seen her on Dr. Phil, Oprah, Larry King Live, Entertainment Tonight or CNN's Crossfire. She is the founder and Director of Media Watch, the organization recently responsible, according to the Wall Street Journal, for successfully convincing Dodge-Chrysler to pull their financial support of the Lingerie Bowl, where sexy women in underwear played football during a 2004 Super Bowl Half Time show. Simonton was given the Feminist Heroine of the year Award, her autobiographical writings have been published by Harper & Row and her educational videos have garnered national acclaim. Don't Be a TV: Television Victim, received the Silver Apple Award from the National Educational Video and Film Festival. And last but not least Simonton has been arrested and jailed 11 times for her courageous, non-violent and often humorous protests.

4:00 p.m., Tredway Library, 2nd floor
Eudora Welty Tea in the Library
Explore the life and art of Eudora Welty, one of America's greatest writers. Born in 1909, Welty lived most of her long life in Jackson, Mississippi, where she rendered her keen observations of people, families, and society in a wealth of novels, short stories, and nonfiction. Earning worldwide recognition as a writer, Welty received many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1972.

During the 1930s, Welty worked as a publicist for the Works Progress Administration and traveled around Mississippi interviewing people and taking photographs. Over 50 of these photographs will be on view in an exhibit at the Figge Museum in Davenport from May 6 through July 30. As a complement to that exhibit, the Library's tea presents a program featuring two Augustana faculty. Ann Boaden, adjunct associate professor of English, offers a dramatization of Welty's work. John Deason, part time instructor of art, talks about some of Welty's photographs.


4:00 p.m., Science Building Rm. 304
David R. Brakke's Workshop
Grants Writing (including an opportunity for Q & A)
Reception, 3:30 p.m. in 4th floor atrium area


Friday, March 24

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


1:15 p.m., Science Building Rm. 102
David R. Brakke's Seminar: "Goals and models for undergraduate research experiences"
David F. Brakke is Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at James Madison University. Active in science and mathematics education and other efforts in higher education and teacher preparation, Dr. Brakke serves on the National Steering Committee for Project Kaleidoscope, as a Councilor for the Council of Undergraduate Research, as a columnist on science and policy for the Association of Women in Science Magazine and as a review panelist at the NSF, NIH and other agencies. He has also served on various committees for professional organizations and in editorial capacities for journals. He worked recently with Jeanne Narum and Frank Rothman to prepare the Project Kaleidoscope report "Recommendations for Urgent Action: Transforming America's Scientific and Technological Infrastructure."


3:30 p.m., Wilson Center - Friday Conversations
Lou Belby - "Foreign Language Vocabulary for Reading".
Roger Crossley - "Creoleness, the Creole language, Creole story-tellers and their tales".


Saturday, March 25

3:00 p.m., Wallenberg Hall - Senior Recital, Sara Dunbar, Flute


8:00 p.m., Wallenberg Hall
CUBOM / MPB Special Event: "Step Afrika"
Step Afrika celebrates stepping, an art form born at African American fraternities and based in African traditions. As the first professional company dedicated to stepping, Step Afrika’s intricate kicks, stomps and rhythms mixed with spoken word pound the floor and fill the air. Whether you are a college student, a dance lover, families of four, or a world culture enthusiast, find out more about Step Afrika!