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March 27, 2006

This Week


Monday, March 27

4:00 p.m., Katz Harris Room - LS113 Faculty Meeting


Tuesday, March 28

11:30 a.m., Ascension Chapel - Reflections, Dr. Dell Jensen, Chemistry


11:30 a.m., College Center Board Room
Explore: "Decision Making with Rev. David McAdams
Leaders in today's environment must make fast decisions in an environment that is ambiguous, ever-changing, and involves a complex mix of business and human variables. Effective leaders are able to sort through multiple issues from a strategic perspective and determine an appropriate course of action. This involves identification of critical strategic issues, generating creative options, having the tools to analyze alternative strategies, and knowing how to leverage organizational strengths to create winning business strategies.


7:30 p.m., Olin Auditorium
Explore: "Ethical Leadership" with Dr. Heidi Storl
Well-meaning leaders can commit ethical errors simply because they haven't given serious thought to the issues at hand. Decision-making situations sometimes arise that are so complex it seems impossible for even the most moral person to negotiate his or her way to an ethical solution. Leadership ethics will help you anticipate potential issues, and guide you through the development of ethical behavior scenarios. Participants will explore their everyday use of ethics and decision making, understanding how their ethics are developed, and realizing the importance of ethical leadership.


Thursday, March 30

10:30 a.m., Centennial Hall
Convocation: New Budapest Orpheum Society
A Chicago-based collective whose artistic director , Philip Bohlman, a University of Chicago ethnomusicologist, unearthed much of the repertoire of the group. Ensemble members include Russian-born arranger and pianist Ilya Levinson, a graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory, whose music has been recorded by the Maxwell Street Klezmer band; Bulgarian-born violinist Peter Blagoev, who, since emigrating to the U.S. in 1993, has performed as soloist with many orchestras in the Chicago area; bassist Stewart Miller, who toured with the Glen Miller Orchestra and has recorded with several high-profile Chicago jazz artists; percussionist Hank Tausend, who performs regularly with several regional orchestras and with jazz and dance bands such as Airflow Deluxe and Woody Allen’s Band in New York; and flutist Elizabeth Ko, a soloist at the 1997 National Flute Association convention and winner of the 1994 University of Chicago Concerto Competition.


4:00 p.m., Tredway Library, 2nd Floor - Book Discussion on Robert Bly's 1996 book The Sibling Society


Friday, March 31

3:30 p.m., Wilson Center - Friday Conversations
Mike Schroeder - "Destinations Are Never Certain: Investigating the Experiences of Augustana Graduates in Education"
Jan Keessen - "Cardinal Men & Scarlet Women: A Colorful Etynology of Words that Discriminate"


8:00 p.m., Java 101
Syd began playing music at 12 years old in his native state of Vermont. “My dad played the drums and the guitar, my mom sang, and my step-dad was a radio DJ and played the piano. I was doomed from day one,” recalls Syd. It was actually drums, not the guitar, which Syd picked up as his first instrument. Though Syd played the guitar and wrote from time to time, being the drummer in several bands at a time overshadowed everything else. Now at 22 (and 3/4) years old, he is the driving force behind his band (also called Syd) but is now touring the nation as a solo act.


Saturday, April 1

8:00 p.m., Centennial Hall
Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Handel Oratorio Society
and Quad City Choral Arts
The 200 voices of the Handel Oratorio Society and Quad City Choral Arts under the direction of Jon Hurty, with soprano Mary Wilson and baritone Paul Grizzell, join the QCSO and Donald Schleicher for a memorable season finale of masterpieces: Brahms' A German Requiem, Op. 45 and Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, arranged for orchestra by Leopold Stokowski. Tickets are only available through the QCSO office, 563-322-0931. Concert conversations are offered in Larson Hall one hour prior to each performance. Join QCSO conductor Donald Schleicher and Augustana's Kai Swanson for insight into the music and composers featured in each concert.


9:00 p.m., Wilson Center
Comedy Club: "Tim Young"
Tim has performed at over 200 colleges and was nominated for Comedian of the Year twice. He has been seen on MTV's "Apartment 2F", "The Jim Bruer Show," and "Daria", as well as several appearances on NBC's "Friday Night." He appeared in the Montreal "Just for Laughs" comedy festival and he recently taped an episode of "Premium Blend" for Comedy Central. Also, in his own personal fantasy world, he has been a rock star for most of his life.


Sunday, April 2

2:00 p.m., Centennial Hall
Quad City Symphony Orchestra