This week in brief

Monday, April 21
4:00 PM – Winter LS Meeting
Founders Hall Basement Lounge

3:15 – 4:15 PM – “The Role of Study Abroad in Developing the Whole Student: The Global Perspectives Inventory”
Wilson Center
Larry Braskamp, Loyola University Senior Fellow – AAC&U

6:30 – 8:00 PM – “How Much Do We Share? Expressing Faith in the College Classroom”
Dahl Room
Larry Braskamp

Tuesday, April 22
11:30 – 11:50 AM – Reflections – Haroon Hussain, ‘08
Ascension Chapel, Founders

8:00 PM – Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall

Wednesday, April 23
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Workshop “From Parchment to Pixels: The Year of the Book”
Art Museum, Centennial Hall
See complete description in “Announcements” 

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

Thursday, April 24
10:30 – 11:20 AM – Convocation – Raymond Cross, University of Montana
Centennial Hall

11:30 AM – Spring Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

Friday, April 25
3:30 – 5:00 PM – Friday Conversations
Wilson Center
Neil Lutsky, Carleton College

Saturday, April 26
1:00 PM – Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Jon Kaciuba, clarinet

4:00 PM – Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Stephanie Faraci, viola

8:00 PM – Opera – Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. PINAFORE
Centennial Hall
The Augustana Orchestra and The Chamber Singers

Sunday, April 27
10:30 AM
– Sunday Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel, Founders

2:00 PM – Opera – Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. PINAFORE
Centennial Hall

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

7:00 PM – Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Angelique Clark, euphonium

Volume 5, Issue 27• April 21, 2008


Make a small, two-signature book and a ‘secret' wallet book with Bill Hannan
FREE Workshop for “From Parchment to Pixels: The Year of the Book”
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Art Museum, Centennial Hall

Due to the overwhelmingly positive responses, Bill Hannan will join the Augustana community for one final book-making workshop this term! In this workshop you'll make two books:

1) A small book, sewn in two signature, that uses its cover as the main “support” system; and

2) A “secret” wallet book – this book is decorated with a wrap-around cover and a ribbon closure. Attendance is limited to 15. Reserve your spot by contacting Art Museum Director, Sherry Maurer or call x7469. If you have further questions, contact Sherry Maurer or Reference Librarian Margi Rogal or x7823.

Convocation – April 24 – Centennial Hall – 10:30 – 11:20 AM
Raymond Cross, “Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial that Forged a Nation.” “Coyote Warrior” is a book by author Paul VanDevelder that recounts the story of how Raymond Cross successfully represented three North Dakota Indian tribes before the Supreme Court in 1986, bringing a settlement of $149.2 million for the unjust taking of their reservation by Congress. His convocation talk will be focused on his experience representing the Mandan , Kidatsa and Arikara Nation in their effort to obtain just compensation for the 1949 Garrison Taking. Raymond Cross was part of the first wave of American Indian lawyers in the country and is now a law professor at the University of Montana.

On April 12, 2008 , Angie Mitchum, John Jordan and Cassidy Morrissey participated in a panel at the Central States Communication Association Convention in Madison . Their paper entitled "When Mr. Chips Goes Bad: A Communication Response to Instructor Incivility" was noted in Spectra, the newsletter of the National Communication Association. John Jordan also presented his senior inquiry research, "Managing Relational Dialectics in Organizational Communication: Competition vs. Cooperation." Ellen Hay advised both projects. The Student Research Fund and the Department of Speech Communication provided funding for the students' travel.


Start planning now for a Major/Minor in Anthropology.

For further information consult the bulletin board on 2nd floor of Old Main or contact Dr. Hough ( or Dr. Kaul ( The following new courses will be offered Fall Term 2008-09:

AN 100-01 & AN100-02 ( PS) Introduction to Anthropology (3 credits) This course will introduce students to the tools, methods and key concepts that anthropologists use to study humanity. It will also familiarize students with a diversity of cultural systems and groups of people from around the globe.

AN 100-01 Dr. Adam Kaul T, TH 8:30-10:20 a.m. Olin 307

AN 100-02 Dr. Adam Kaul T, TH 12:30-2:20 p.m. OM 335

AN 220-01 (PS) (G) Medical Anthropology (3 credits)

This course will introduce students to a dynamic sub-field that integrates cultural, biological, linguistic and applied facets of the discipline of Anthropology in order to better understand the factors that influence health, the distribution and experience of illness, and the myriad systems of preventing and treating sickness that exist cross-culturally. The course will follow anthropology's dual focus on holism and comparison. We will explore case studies that examine beliefs and lived realities of well-being and illness as parts of a larger system of cultural understanding and political-economic circumstance. Class discussion of these cases will be comparative as we explore ideas about disease origins, treatment and healing across geographic and cultural boundaries.

Dr. Carolyn Hough T, TH 2:30-4:20 p.m. OM 224

AN 410 The Anthropology of Ireland (3 credits)

This course is an examination of Irish society and culture from an anthropological perspective. It will cover diverse facets of social life in Ireland including economics, religion, politics, the 'Troubles' in the north, music, gender, tourism, the Irish Diaspora, social change, globalization, and more. Students will study these issues through the lens of the anthropological genre called the ethnography. Kockel and Ruane (1992) argue that over the last century anthropologists have contextualized Ireland so differently that they have even "quasi 'created' different Irelands." By examining Irish society ethnographically, this course will also analyze the ways that (mostly non-Irish) anthropologists and others have represented Ireland and the Irish over the years.

Dr. Adam Kaul M, W, F 10:00-11:15 a.m. OM 229

Mark your calendars for the Fall Faculty Retreat to be held August 18-19, 2008.