Monday, September 25
4:00 p.m. Basement Lounge Founders- LS 112 Meeting
Tuesday, September 26
11:30 a.m. Ascension Chapel -Reflections – Beth Janicek, ‘06
11:30 a.m. College Center Board Room- Explore Lunch: “Leadership and Followership” with Jay Zarr
What is followership? Can a person be both a follower and a leader? This session helps to shake the negative images of followers and provides tools to create better and more supportive followers. Jay Zarr is a master at using experiences to teach leadership, team work, and self esteem. He works quickly to establish trust among all members of a group, and has them involved, interested and motivated.
7:00 p.m. Olin Auditorium Explore-“Steps to Success” with Jay Zarr
These tried and true steps, combined with amazing photographic images (all taken by Jay) create an amazing and inspirational presentation designed to help each participant reflect on and develop their own personal journey.
Wednesday, September 27
5:30 p.m. Art Museum -
The Augustana College Art Museum, Fryxell Geology Museum and John Deere Planetarium will host receptions for the 2006 conference of the Association of Midwest Museums/Illinois Association of Museums/Iowa Museum Association on Wednesday, September 27, 5:30-7:00 p.m. You are cordially invited to attend the Art Museum public reception that continues until 8:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Westerlin Lounge- MPB Lectures and Leadership: “Tango Times” workshop
Professional Argentine Tango and folklore dancers and teachers, Oscar Caballero and Roxanna Garber of Tango Times, will speak about and conduct a tango workshop.
Thursday, September 28
10:30 a.m. Olin Auditorium- Convocation: – David Lindberg, "Science in Medieval Islam: Did it Make a Difference?”
At a moment when everything Islamic is being closely scrutinized, this lecture will investigate the quality and significance of the natural sciences in medieval Islam. Did they contribute anything of long term value? If not, why not? If so, what were the contributions and why are they significant? Scholarly opinion on these questions is divided. This lecture will sketch the story of Islamic science and attempt to adjudicate the disputes. David Lindberg (Hilldale Professor Emeritus of the History of Science at the University of Wisconsin) has B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics and a Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science. He has written or edited thirteen books and is now editing (with Ronald Numbers) the forthcoming 8-volume Cambridge History of Science. Lindberg is a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, the Académie internationale d’histoire des sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been a visiting member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the Bellagio Study Center of the Rockefeller Foundation, as well as a Guggenheim Fellow. He was President of the History of Science Society in 1994-1995 and, in 1999, received the Sarton Medal of the History of Science Society for lifetime scholarly achievement. His book, The Beginnings of Western Science, was awarded the 1994 Watson Davis Prize of the History of Science Society and the 1995 John Templeton Foundation Prize for Outstanding Books in Theology and Natural Science. Now retired, Lindberg continues his scholarly work; in his spare time he builds fine furniture.
Walk-in hours in the dean’s office: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Wallenberg Hall - MPB Lectures and Leadership: “Tango Times” performance
Professional Tango dancers, Oscar Caballero and Roxanna Garber of Tango Times perform their Folklore and Tango show. “The Streets of Buenos Aires” was born of the necessity to recreate the soul of a city full of lost and founds, lights, shadows, dreams and loneliness
Friday, September 29
4:00 p.m. Wilson Center- Conversations on Scholarship
Sangeetha Rayapati will present a talk entitled, “Lift EVERY voice and Sing! Strategies for Inclusion in our Singing Communities"
Saturday, September 30
9:50 a.m. - 12:15 Olin. Students engaged in research on campus and across the country last summer will present the results of their work at the Summer Research Fair. See the schedule here.
8:00 p.m. Centennial Hall- CUBOM Special Event: “Step Afrika”
Step Afrika celebrates stepping, an art form born in African American fraternities and based in African traditions. As the first professional company dedicated to stepping, Step Afrika’s intricate kicks, stomps and rhythms mixed with spoken word pound the floor and fill the air. Whether you are a college student, a dance lover, families of four, or a world culture enthusiast, be sure to check out Step Afrika!
FYI-Tickets are now available in the Augustana Ticket Office for the performance by the United States Air Force Concert Band and the Singing Sergeants on Tuesday, October 24 at 8:00 p.m. in Centennial Hall. Admission is free, but tickets are required and there is an 8-ticket maximum for each request. This event WILL sell out - over half of the available tickets are already gone. Therefore, members of the Augustana community are strongly encouraged to pick up their tickets early for this event. For more information, please contact the Ticket Office at 7306.