Volume 5, Issue 3 • September 17, 2007

This week

Monday, September 17

4:00 p.m. -- Constitution Day Old Main 330

Viewing of Eyes on the Prize. Discussion led by Dave Dehnel and Chris Whitt.

4:00 p.m. – LS Meeting

Founders Hall, Basement Lounge

Fall LS instructors of 110/111 courses.


Tuesday, September 18

11:30 a.m. – Reflections

Ascension Chapel

Dave Elliott ‘08 will speak.

8:00 p.m. – Cantare Duo Recital

Wallenberg Hall

 Susan Stone, violin

Mary Neil, piano

The duo performs works by Mozart, Webern and Franck.


Wednesday, September 19

7:00 p.m.– Keynote address for "From Parchment to Pixels: The Year of the Book"

St. Ambrose University's Rogalski Center

Dr. John Buchtel, Curator of Rare Books at The Johns Hopkins University, will present “How to Read a Book Without Reading the Text: Books as Physical Artifacts.”


Thursday, September 20

10:30 a.m. – Convocation

Centennial Hall

Dr. John Buchtel

“From Gutenberg to Graphic Novels: Bibles and the History of the Book.” Coming to terms with the bewildering array of Bibles available at the beginning of the 21st century requires an understanding of where the central text in the Western tradition has been. This lecture will focus on how technological and editorial innovation have affected the transmission of the Bible and consequently helped to shape the reception of its ideas. From the invention of printing from moveable type to the introduction of etexts, the changes and continuities in the history of the Bible stand in for related issues in the whole emerging discipline of the history of books. Every physical format in which a book appears affects the contents of the book and the ways the book gets read. Understanding how our books shape our ideas helps us to understand where we have come from, and to grapple with where we are going. Dr. Buchtel is Curator of Rare Books, John Hopkins University and holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia. 

7:00 p.m. – “Book Collecting Basics” and “Old Books Roadshow”

Centennial Hall, Art Gallery

Bring your books for evaluation by Dr. Buchtel.


Friday, September 21

3:30 p.m. – Conversations on Scholarship

College Center Board Room

Steve Hager and Ruth Ann Johnson will present sabbatical reports.

4:00 p.m . (Refreshments served at 3:30) Friday Conversation. Nancy Loitz will discuss (and demonstrate) Alba Emoting, a technique which provides actors with the ability to trigger and control genuine emotion.

Saturday, September 22


Centennial Hall

The Second City Touring Company has been bringing laughter and joy to packed houses all over North America for over forty years. Funny and fast-paced, The Second City is always topical, highly interactive and sure to delight audiences. Please note - adult themes - may not be suitable for younger audiences. Tickets are $8 and are available from the Augustana Ticket Office.


Sunday, September 23


Centennial Hall

Daniel Culver, Guest Conductor
SCHUBERT Overture, “In the Italian Style”
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4
MAHLER “Adagietto” from Symphony No. 5

Current and former members of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra will be performing a tribute concert to honor the memory of their long-time Music Director, Conductor Laureate James Dixon. Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults and $5 for students, and can be purchased through the Association office at (563) 322-0931, online at , or at the door. All proceeds from this concert will benefit the James Dixon Youth Orchestra Scholarship Fund.