This week in brief

Monday, April 7
No events scheduled.

Tuesday, April 8
11:30 – 11:50 AM – Reflections – Patricia Shea, Education
Ascension Chapel, Founders

2:30 – 3:30 PM – Walk-in Hours in the Dean's Office with Jeff
116 Founders

8:00 PM – Lyra Trio Recital
Wallenberg Hall

Wednesday, April 9
9:30 PM – Wednesday Evening Prayer & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel, Founders

Thursday, April 10
10:30 – 11:20 AM – Convocation - “The Book and Faith: A Panel Discussion”
Centennial Hall

6:30 PM – Public Lecture – Cynthia Cooper
Centennial Hall

7:00 PM – Musings, Music and More
College Center Board Room

Friday, April 11
10:30 – 11:20 AM – Community Convocation – Dr. Rachel Dulin “The Book and Faith: A Community Panel”
Centennial Hall

3:30 – 5:00 PM Friday Conversations – Jason Koontz and Ritva Williams
Wilson Center

Saturday, April 12
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Lecture: Cary Grant Residency Artist: B.D. Wong “Life is a Rollercoaster”
Wallenberg Hall, 2nd Floor Denkmann Memorial Hall

7:00 – 8:00 PM – Lecture: Cary Grant Residency Artist: B.D. Wong “Life is a Rollercoaster”
Wallenberg Hall, 2nd Floor Denkmann Memorial Hall

Sunday, April 13
10:30 AM
– Sunday Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel, Founders

3:00 PM – Moline Boys Choir Spring Concert
Centennial Hall

5:00 PM – Sunday Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, Founders 

8:00 PM – Augustana at Orchestra Hall
Symphony Center at Orchestra Hall, Chicago
Augustana Symphony Orchestra
Augustana Symphonic Band
Augustana Choir

Volume 5, Issue 25• April 7, 2008

Faculty News

Ian Harrington co-authored a chapter describing the role of the cerebral cortex in the localization of sound sources. The article reviews what is currently known about how neurons in the cerebral cortex represent auditory space, as well as how sound localization behavior can be affected by the inactivation or ablation of different cortical areas. The paper, written with colleagues from the Universities of Michigan and Washington, appeared in The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference , a six-volume collection published by Academic Press in January.

Megan Quinn was a part of a juried exhibition at the Heinz Center in conjunction with the National Ceramic Educators Conference in Pittsburgh last week. The exhibition continues until May. A former student, Tony Merino, picked seven artists and submitted the proposal to the NCECA board.

On March 15th, Marsha Smith organized a panel entitled "Images of China: A Window to Social and Cultural Change" at the ASIANetwork Conference in San Antonio , TX . She also presented a paper titled: “Maintaining, Claiming, and Reframing Naxi Dress: The Impact of Tourism in Marketing Minority Identity.” At that same conference, Marsha was also elected to the ASIANetwork Board, one of 10 Board members of an organization that includes over 170 member institutions. Marsha Smith is second person to be chosen from Augustana to be on this board, and this has only been the third time in the history of the Board that it has nominated and elected more than one member from the same institution. 

Dara Wegman-Geedey recently completed abstract reviews of cancer screening studies for the epidemiology section of the American Public Health Association for their 136th Annual Meeting (to be held in October 2008).  Dara has been a reviewer for the epidemiology section of APHA every year since 2003.