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April 24, 2006

This Week

 

Monday, April 24

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

 

Tuesday, April 25

10:30 a.m., Augustana College Art Museum
Chinese Artists' Presentation
The public is invited to attend a master demonstration of Chinese calligraphy, traditional landscape painting and paper-cutting by visiting artists from Central China Normal University (CCNU), Wuhan, China.

Mr. Yin Weixin, Associate Professor of College of Education at CCNU, is skilled in traditional landscape painting and the art of paper-cutting. Mr. Wang Yu, Associate Professor of the College of Fine Arts, has specialties in landscape painting and calligraphy. Together with their musician colleague Ms. Zhou Zhifeng (instrumentalist in erh hu and gu zheng) from the College of Music of that university, Professors Yin and Wang are exchange faculty scholars for Augustana College’s “Building Bridges” program with CCNU funded by the Freeman Foundation. The event is jointly sponsored by the Augustana Asian Studies Program and the Augustana College Art Museum.

 

11:30 a.m., Ascension Chapel - Reflections, Salvadore

 

8:00 p.m., Wallenberg Hall - Student Recital, Various Student Musicians with special guest Zhou Zhifeng from Wuhan, China, playing gu zheng and erh hu

 

Thursday, April 27

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

 

10:30 a.m., Olin Auditorium
Convocation: Andrew Knoll: "Life on a Young Planet"
The presentation will show how our planetary surface and the life it sustains have evolved together, each influencing the other to produce the diversity of life that surrounds us today. By examining Earth’s deepest biological roots, we can better understand our own place in the universe and our responsibilities as stewards of a world four billion years in the making. Fisher Professor of Natural History at Harvard University, Andrew Knoll has been hailed by Time Magazine as America’s best paleontologist. In his latest work he has been a key advisor on the recent mission to explore the surface of Mars. Of late, Professor Knoll was honored with the 2003 Phi Beta Kappa Book Award in Science for Life on a Young Planet, and the Raymond C. Moore Medal, given for lifetime contributions to paleontology by the Society for Sedimentary Geology. Dr. Knoll will present a second lecture at 7:00 p.m. in Olin Auditorium that same evening entitled “Are We Alone in the Universe?”

 

Friday, April 28

3:30 p.m., Wilson Center - Friday Conversations - Dan Corts, "Metaphors, Dirty Words, and Jokes: Implications of cognitive boundaries in discourse"

 

7:30 p.m., Potter Theatre
Spring Play: Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer and The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard
The 2005-06 Augustana College Theatre season, The Masks of Comedy, ends with two comedic plays: Shaffer's farce Black Comedy and Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound, a parody of the stereotypical "whodunit" thriller. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $8 for senior citizens, students and Augustana faculty/staff, and are available from the Ticket Office, 7306.

 

8:00 p.m., Java 101
"Scratch Track"
Scratch Track is a new acoustic trio that blends funk, folk, hip hop rock, and gospel to create one of the most refreshing and unique sounds to hit the music industry in many years. Comprised of Will Gray, Jason Hamlin and DJ Lee, Scratch Track mixes rapid-fire lyrics, street poetry, languid harmonies, driving guitars, and explosive percussive vocals, all contributing to their rich musical gumbo. DJ Lee says "like the blues, our music is a combination of rural and urban influences, of the street and the church, the north and the south." Scratch Track has been performing from coast to coast with such acts as Living Colour, Jurassic 5, Will Hoge, Los Lonely Boys, Teitur, Kanye West and Ruben Studdard.

 

Saturday, April 29

2:00 p.m., Wallenberg Hall - Senior Recital - Michelle Severson, piano

 

7:30 p.m., Potter Theatre
Spring Play: Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer and The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard
The 2005-06 Augustana College Theatre season, The Masks of Comedy, ends with two comedic plays: Shaffer's farce Black Comedy and Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound, a parody of the stereotypical "whodunit" thriller. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $8 for senior citizens, students and Augustana faculty/staff, and are available from the Ticket Office, 7306.

 

8:00 p.m., Centennial Hall
Opera @ Augustana - Patience, an Operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan
Patience is a parody of what was called the "aesthetic craze." The play follows two young poets who are adored by all of the lovesick maidens in the village... all save one, the milkmaid Patience, who cares nothing for poetry. The plot conflicts are resolved through a poetry contest and (being Gilbert and Sullivan) a series of unlikely coincidences. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens, $10 for non-Augustana students, and $7 for Augustana students, faculty and staff, and are available from the Ticket Office, 7306.

 

Sunday, April 30

1:30 p.m., Potter Theatre
Spring Play: Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer and The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard
The 2005-06 Augustana College Theatre season, The Masks of Comedy, ends with two comedic plays: Shaffer's farce Black Comedy and Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound, a parody of the stereotypical "whodunit" thriller. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $8 for senior citizens, students and Augustana faculty/staff, and are available from the Ticket Office, 7306.

 

2:00 p.m., Centennial Hall
Opera @ Augustana - Patience, an Operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan
Patience is a parody of what was called the "aesthetic craze." The play follows two young poets who are adored by all of the lovesick maidens in the village... all save one, the milkmaid Patience, who cares nothing for poetry. The plot conflicts are resolved through a poetry contest and (being Gilbert and Sullivan) a series of unlikely coincidences. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens, $10 for non-Augustana students, and $7 for Augustana students, faculty and staff, and are available from the Ticket Office, 7306.