Monday, October 10
4 p.m. Katz Harris Room
LS 112 faculty meeting
Tuesday, October 11
11:30 a.m. Ascension Chapel
Reflections: Drama Troupe Performance
8 p.m. Wallenberg Hall
The 2005 Ellwood F. Curtis Family Lecture in Public Affairs
Dr. Robert J. Swieringa,
"Too Much of a Good Thing? A Closer Look at Sarbanes-Oxley"
In the aftermath of accounting scandals that put such corporations as Tyco International, Enron and WorldCom in the headlines-not to mention the courts-President Bush signed into law one of the toughest corporate governance laws in history: the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Described as a direct response to the corporate deception that cost investors billions of dollars and thousands of workers their jobs, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act imposes significant new oversight on U.S. corporations. To what extent have these reforms been
effective in restoring investor confidence and assuring the integrity of U.S. capital markets?
Dr. Robert J. Swieringa is the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and is on the Board of Directors of General Electric Company. From 1986 to 1996, Swieringa was a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the key policy-making organization for accounting issues in the United States.
Robert Swieringa graduated from Augustana College in 1964.
Wednesday, October 12
8 p.m. Wallenberg Hall
Horn and Piano Music of Norway
Thursday, October 13
10:30 a.m. Olin Auditorium
Convocation — Gerry Faust, "Beyond Touchdown Jesus"
Gerry Faust will speak about his life lessons and offer advice to students on pursuing a meaningful career and future. Faust is best known for his football fame, which began as a quarterback in high school, earning All-State honors his senior year. He continued in his role as quarterback at the University of Dayton while he earned his marketing and management degree. After coaching at his alma mater, Faust was hired at the new Archbishop Moeller High School to teach and establish a football program. During 18 years as head coach, Faust led Moeller to a record 174-17-2 (.902 winning percentage). In 1980, Faust became the 24 th head football coach at Notre Dame University, making two bowl appearances during his tenure. In 1985, he accepted the head coach position at The University of Akron. Under his leadership, Akron moved from Division I-AA to Division I-A Independent status within the NCAA and began play as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). As Akron coach, Faust maintained a keen interest in the academic success of his athletes and encouraged close ties with developmental programs to assist his players. Before retiring, Faust was the Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Development at Akron. As a result of this position, he has gained a reputation as an outstanding motivational speaker.
Friday, October 14
3:30 p.m. Olin 202
Conversations on Scholarship — Dan Lee
Saturday, October 15
1 p.m. Erickson Field
Homecoming Football game vs. Illinois Wesleyan University
Sunday, October 16
1:30 p.m. Centennial Hall
Hans Christian Andersen Parade
Tickets $5, children (16 and under) free with ticket-purchasing parent/guardian
marks the 200th birthday of Denmark 's world-famous story-teller, Hans Christian Andersen. Augustana College, in cooperation with the American Scandinavian Association and Danish Sisterhood, will celebrate by welcoming the H.C. Andersen Parade Danish children's theatre troupe from Andersen's hometown of Odense, Denmark. They will appear at a special family matinee performance and all proceeds benefit the American-Scandinavian Association's scholarship program for student exchange between Augustana and Scandinavia. For reservations, call the Augustana Ticket Office at 309-794-7306.
Persons wishing to dine with the Danes at a noon Augustana Wilson Center buffet lunch and attend the matinee performance may make combined lunch/matinee reservations at $15 for adults and $8 for children by calling 309.762.8303 by Saturday, October 8.