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April 3, 2006

This Week


Monday, April 3

4:00 p.m., Katz Harris Room - LS111 Faculty Meeting


Tuesday, April 4

Walk-in hours in the dean's office: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m., Ascension Chapel - Reflections, Megan Brackenridge, '06


11:30 a.m., College Center Loft
Explore: "Organizational Change" with Jerry Huiskamp
Change can strengthen and improve the performance of an organization; however, most of the time change initiatives fail. Human reactions and resistance to change doom actions that would have strengthened the organization. Learning how to overcome resistance to change and create sustained performance improvement will increase the likelihood the beneficial changes can be made without trauma. In this seminar, you will engage in planning and implementing a change initiative, working as an individual and as part of a group. You will learn how to create a climate that will accept and encourage changes, from someone who knows best, Jerry Huiskamp CEO of Blackhawk State Bank.


6:30 p.m., Olin Auditorium
Super Author Film: "A Gathering of Men"
Author Robert Bly will be present for the showing of his film, "A Gathering of Men." Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, please call Quad City Arts at 309-793-1213.


Wednesday, April 5

4:00 p.m., Tredway Library, 2nd floor
Feminist Tea Hour: "Profiles of Women Past and Present"
Women from the Quad Cities community will present short monologues of famous historical women, including Sacagawea, Elizabeth Blackwell (first American woman physician), Georgia O'Keefe, Sandra Day O'Connor and others.


8:00 p.m., Wallenberg Hall - Senior Recital, Amy Meier, flute


Thursday, April 6

10:30 a.m., Olin Auditorium
Convocation: Zilan Munas - "Tsunami Families of Sri Lanka"
Munas is an independent film and video maker based in the United States producing programs on educational, minority, feminist, medical and Third World concerns for regional and international broadcast. Prior to that she was a producer, writer and director for the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. Munas grew up in the film industries of Sri Lanka and Chennai (Madras). Her recent documentaries Georgie Bonds Sings the Blues (2004) and Philadelphia Shaikh (2003) were produced on grant fro the Philadelphia Stories on WYBE/35 Public Television. In addition to works for broadcast, she has produced educational and corporate productions for such clients as The African American Museum, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The International Alliance of Human Rights Association, The Odunde African-American Cultural Festival, The Barbados Dance Theatre, and the Artists Alliance for AIDS. She was also the produce of the American theatrical premiere of the musical drama Copernicus at the Annenberg Center Theater in Philadelphia, and has directed theater in the U.S. and South Asia.

Her current television documentaries are on the American Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of 82-year-old photographer Jack T. Franklin, and on Tsunami Families, the personal stories of the devastating tidal wave in Sri Lanka and its aftermath. Her work in film and video has received awards from the American Film Institute, the University Film and Video Association, Sony, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Mid-Atlantic Media Arts Fellowship, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to name a few. Zilan Munas has a M.F.A. degree in Film and Television from Temple University earned with the University’s highest graduate honors. He B.A. is from Stella Maris College of the University of Madras.


Friday, April 7

3:30 p.m., Wilson Center - Friday Conversations, Lendol Calder


8:00 p.m., Wallenberg Hall - Student Recital, Nicholas Nolte, tenor, and Linsy DePooter, mezzo-soprano


8:00 p.m., Java 101
"Eric Hutchinson"
In a sea of twenty-something male singer-songwriters, newcomer Eric Hutchinson is not your average wave, quickly passing only to crash against the shore of monotony. Okay, maybe that is a little too metaphoric, but it is safe to say that Hutchinson's debut effort "That Could've Gone Better" showcases the talents of a unique young artist in the making.


Saturday, April 8

7:00 p.m., Wallenberg Hall
Super Author: Robert Bly
Best-selling author, poet and storyteller Robert Bly will read from his work and speak on "Waking the Sleeping Soul: Living a Conscious Life through the Literary Arts." Admission is free.


8:00 p.m., Centennial Hall
UNYK Performance
Augustana's multicultural dance ensemble, UNYK, presents their spring show. Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for full-time students and children, and are available at the Ticket Office, 7306.


Sunday, April 9

2:00 p.m., Wallenberg Hall - Chamber Singers Matinee, Jon Hurty, conductor


3:00 p.m., Centennial Hall
Quad City Youth Symphony Concert
Tickets are available at the door. For more information, please call the QCSO office, 563-322-0931.