This week in brief

Monday, September 22
4:00 – 5:00 PM – LS102 Meeting for All LS Faculty
Founders Hall Basement Lounge

5:00 PM – CVR Open Meeting – “How Do We Accompany Students as they Discern a Call to Ministry?”
Carlsson Evald Hall 104

7:00 PM – Dinner with Peter Sanders
Wilson Center
Previous RSVP required

Tuesday, September 23
11:30 – 11:50 AM - Reflections – Cyrus Ali Zargar, Religion Dept.
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

5:30 PM – THE DISAPPEARED: Midwest Premiere & Conversation with Filmmaker Peters Sanders
Science Hall 102
Reception to Follow

8:00 PM – Faculty Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Janina Ehrlich, cello
Dennis Loftin, piano

Wednesday, September 24
1:00  – 2:00 PM – Walk-In Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

9:30 PM – Evening Prayer & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

Thursday, September 25
10:30 – 11:20 AM – Convocation – James Kunstler – “The Long Emergency”
Centennial Hall
See “Announcements” for complete description

4:30–6:00 PM – From Proposal to Publication: Practical Advice
Wilson Center
See “Announcements” for complete description

7:00 PM – Stone Lecture on Judaism – “Israel Among the Nations”
Olin Auditorium

Friday, September 26
4:00 PM – Friday Conversations – “’Who cares?’ or Are Augustana Students Civically Engaged? Some Preliminary Data from the Teagle Study.”
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center
Michael Nolan and Tim Schermer

8:00 PM – Faculty Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Susan Schwaegler, clarinet
Christine Bellomy, clarinet
Dennis Loftin, piano

Saturday, September 27
No events scheduled

Sunday, September 28
10:30 AM – Sunday Morning Worship

Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

5:00 PM – Sunday Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

7:30 PM – Bach Vespers
Ascension Chapel
Larry Peterson, organ
Christine Robertson, soprano
James Lambrecht, trumpet

Volume 6, Issue 5 • September 22, 2008

Center for Vocational Reflection

Exploring Ministry

For the past weeks a group of Augustana students, faculty and administrators have gathered around the question “How do we accompany students as they discern a call to ministry?”  We’ve looked at questions concerning the nature of ministry, who is or should be exploring, where these students are connecting or disconnecting, and what questions they are asking. Tonight, Monday, September 22, at 5pm we will have an open meeting in Carlsson Evald 104 to discuss the how we connect with these students. If you know of students who are exploring ministry, please encourage them to attend this meeting so that we can create something that meets their needs.

Stone Lecture in Judaism

Can you use an expert on Israel and the Middle East in your classes?  Jonathan Adelman will be giving the annual Stone Lecture in Judaism on September 25th (Olin 7PM) on the topic “Israel Among the Nations.”  He can discuss a wide range of issues in the area of international relations.  He will be on campus the afternoon of his lecture.  Would you like to make use of his expertise?  Contact Bob Haak at -8614. 

Chicago Seminary Trip

September 28-29 a group from Augustana will head to Chicago to visit various seminaries in the Hyde Park area.  Students will spend Monday touring campus, attending classes, meeting with admissions, faculty and students and immersing themselves in the culture of the seminaries/ graduate schools.  Students may select from any of the following schools:  Catholic Theological Union (Roman Catholic), Chicago Theological Seminary (UCC), Lutheran Theological Seminary at Chicago (ELCA), McCormick Theological Seminary (Presbyterian), Meadville/Lombard Theological School (Unitarian Universalist), and the University of Chicago (Non-Denominational). If you know students interested in graduate theological education, please encourage them to contact

Values of Augustana talks continues…

What are (or should be!) the ‘values of Augustana’?   Who are we and what is our story?  The CVR continues the conversation by sponsoring reflections on this general topic.  The next speaker is:

            Dan Corts
            “College Live: Unscripted and Untranscribed”
            11:30 AM (right after convo)
            October 16th
            Library South End

Please join the throng!  And think what YOU might add to the conversation.