Volume 5, Issue 4 • September 24, 2007

This week

Monday, September 24

4:00 p.m. – LS Meeting

Founders Basement

Instructors of LS 110/112 Winter courses meet.

4:30 p.m. – Discussion of ACT Requirement

Wilson Center

The faculty is invited to discuss the ACT requirement for admission.


Tuesday, September 18

10:30 a.m. – Discussion of Proposed Center for Upper Mississippi Valley Studies

Founders Hall, Hellstedt Conference Room

The faculty is invited to an exploratory meeting on this topic.

11:30 a.m. – Reflections

Ascension Chapel

”Environmental Justice.” President Steven Bahls will speak.

11:30 a.m. – Explore Lunch

College Center Board Room

“Co-Creative Community of Learning and Leading” with Jay Zarr

Co-creative relationships occur when leaders and followers work together in a responsible relationship based on a common purpose.  The learning and leading community is one in which each member is actively involved in growing together. Explore the possibilities of a new paradigm that will allow your organization to reach new heights.

7:00 p.m. – “Lit Wits: Writers Read at Augustana”

Wallenberg Hall   

Lit Wits launches its series this year with Augustana faculty member Kelly Daniels reading fiction. Reception follows.

7:00 p.m. – Explore

Olin Auditorium

“Basic Leadership” with Jay Zarr

Leadership is a journey, not a destination. This workshop will provide new leaders with the basic skills to make their journey a successful one. Topics include leadership styles, goal setting and communication. Numerous experiential activities are a part of this workshop.


Wednesday, September 19

No events are scheduled.


Thursday, September 20

No Convocation this week.


Friday, September 21

3:30 p.m. – Conversations on Scholarship – TBA

Wilson Center

8:00 p.m. – CUBOM Java Club – Laura Fuentes

Brew by the Slough

Enjoy the rhythms of urban ethnic music that are influenced by Laura's North and South American backgrounds. Her music training began at the age of seven in Santiago , Chile and followed her all the way to college where she studied classical music by day and by night played in a band that performed ska, R&B, reggae, and more.

8:00 p.m. – Guest artists Christine Bellomy, clarinet, and Rene Lecuona, piano

Wallenberg Hall


Saturday, September 22

7:00 p.m. – Quad City Arts Event: Borealis Wind Quintet

Wallenberg Hall

The Grammy-nominated Borealis Wind Quintet has received accolades for their finesse and style. Their remarkable ensemble playing is a result of a long musical collaboration focused not only on detail and precision, but also on carefully conceived musical interpretations. Their goal is to blend sparkling virtuosity with musical integrity in programs that are appealing and richly rewarding to the audience. The Borealis Wind Quintet is dedicated to presenting educational programs in conjunction with their performances. They have been in residence at the Newport Music Festival, Bucknell and in Ellsworth , Maine and have ongoing programs for the Connecticut public school system. They have presented workshops and master classes at preschools through universities and have provided community educational programs in conjunction with concert performances.

The concert at Augustana College 's Wallenberg Hall is free; donations will be accepted at the door.

8:00 p.m. – CUBOM Major Event:  Jon McLaughlin

Centennial Hall

American heartland singer-songwriter and pianist, Jon McLaughlin, has been quietly building a strong grass-roots following over the last several years, criss-crossing North America on tour with numerous artists and in venues of every size and description. A pianist and songwriter since childhood, influenced by Billy Joel, Elton John and Ben Folds, Jon's passion was sidelined when both wrists were shattered in an accident. He finally rediscovered his muse at the end of high school, and concentrated on honing his skills at Anderson University School of Music. His self-titled 10-song debut album was released in 2004, on the university's record label, Orangehaus – and Jon has been touring throughout the country ever since. Last year he released an 8-song EP titled Songs I Wrote and Later Recorded which has also sold well, holding the #1 spot on awarestore.com. His upcoming first album for Island Records, INDIANA, is due out early next year, and will pay tribute to Jon's hometown of Anderson, Indiana, in its title tune. He will also be making his silver screen debut in the 2007 Disney film, Enchanted.

Tickets are $12, and are available from the Augustana Ticket Office.


Sunday, September 23

No events are scheduled.