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May 1, 2006

This Week

 

Monday, May 1

4:00 p.m., Katz Harris Room - LS112 Faculty Meeting

 

4:30 p.m., Tredway Libaray 2nd Floor
Reception for Nancy B. Loitz
All faculty are invited to a reception to meet Nancy Loitz who has accepted the position of Associate Dean of the College. Her duties will include General Education, First Year Experience and Advising. Nancy is Director of the School of Theatre Arts and Professor of Theatre Arts at Illinois Wesleyan University. She received her MFA in directing from the University of Minnesota. Before joining the faculty at Illinois Wesleyan in 1986, she taught at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She now teaches courses in acting (and other subjects) and directs regularly for Illinois Wesleyan. She has also directed at the Minnesota Repertory Theatre, the Interlochen Arts Camp, and the Huron Playhouse. She has served as a member of the regional executive board of the American College Theatre Festival.

 

Tuesday, May 2

11:30 a.m., Ascension Chapel - Reflections - Alesha Stralow '06

5:45 p.m., Reading Writing Center - Poetry After Hours, with Don Morrill

7:00 p.m., Reading Writing Center - Reading of Fiction and Poetry: Nick Dybek and Don Morrill.

Nick Dybek comes to us from the University of Michigan and Iowa’s Writer’s Workshop. He has taught LS100 and fiction this year, and he plans to continue work on his fiction next year, when he will be living in Washington.  Nick is developing a collection of short stories and planning a novel. He comes to us as the winner of many awards and fellowships, including the Writers’ Workshop Maytag Fellowship, the Hopwood Undergraduate Award in Short Fiction (judge: David Leavitt), and the University of Michigan’s Branstrom Freshman Award, among many others. He is also the first Augustana Teaching Fellow in our new program with the Workshop.

Donald Morrill is the 2006 Bedell Visiting Writer at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is author of three books of nonfiction, The Untouched Minutes, Sounding for Cool, and A Stranger’s Neighborhood, as well as two volumes of poetry, At the Bottom of the Sky and With Your Back to Half the Day. His nonfiction and poetry have appeared in magazines and journals across the country, and in numerous anthologies, garnering several prizes, among them the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Award (2004), the Emerging Writers of Creative Nonfiction Award, Duquesne University Press (1998), the Mid-List Press First Series Award (1998) and The Missouri Review Editors’ Prize for Nonfiction (1995). From 1985-87, he taught American Literature and Culture at Jilin University, Peoples Republic of China. From 1988-89, he was a Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Lodz, Poland. Currently, he is an editor of Tampa Review and the University of Tampa Press Poetry Series.

 

8:00 p.m., Wallenberg Hall - Stephen Boone Webster Competition

 

Wednesday, May 3

Walk-in hours at the dean's office: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

4:00 p.m., Tredway Library 2nd Floor - Feminist Tea Hour - Dr. Warren Fincher will present his recent research and lead a discussion.

 

8:00 p.m., Wallenberg Hall - Faculty Lecture Recital - Jemmie Robertson, trombone & Yoko-Yamada Selvaggio, piano

 

Thursday, May 4

10:30 a.m., Olin Auditorium
Convocation: John Dear: "The Teachings of Jesus: Peacemaking and Nonviolence"
John Dear a Jesuit priest, pastor, peacemaker, and author, will speak about our world of violence and war, the alternative of nonviolence and peace, and what it means to follow the nonviolent Jesus in these dark times. He is the former director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the largest interfaith peace group in the U.S. He served as Red Cross coordinator of Chaplains in New York City at the Family Assistance Center after 9/11, and also worked at Ground Zero. He is author/editor of over 20 books, including Living Peace, The Questions of Jesus, Jesus the Rebel, and Disarming the Art. John Dear lives and works in New Mexico where he leads a campaign to disarm Los Alamos.

 

Friday, May 5

3:30 p.m., Wilson Center - Friday Conversations - Bill Hammer, "The thrill is gone, then the 'frill' is back: cataclysmic meteorites and massive global warming lead to better times in Antarctica." Randall Wanke, "A New Instrument, a New Lab Experiment, and a New Baby."

 

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., Wallenberg Hall - Senior Recital

 

Saturday, May 6

4:00 p.m., Centennial Hall - Augustana Three Choirs Concert, Augustana Women's Ensemble, Jenny Lind Women's Ensemble and Collegiate Chorale

 

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 - Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert - Steve Grismore, director. Also featuring guest artist, Paul Scea, saxophone & flute.

 

Sunday, May 7

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.

 

4:00 p.m., Centennial Hall - Augustana Symphonic and Concert Bands Concert - James Lambrecht and Rick Jaeschke, conductors.