Volume 5, Issue 4 • October 1, 2007

This week

Monday, October 1

4:30 p.m. --Special Faculty Meeting, Olin Auditorium

Vote on ACT requirement for admission

There will be no LS meeting this week


Tuesday, October 2

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Deans' Walk-In Hours

Office of Academic Affairs, Founders Hall

11:30 a.m. – Reflections

Ascension Chapel

Dr. Peter Kivisto will speak on "Immigration and Social Justice."

11:30 a.m. – Explore Lunch

College Center Loft

”Sexual Communication” with GTC Dramatic Dialogues

GTC Dramatic Dialogues has been offering an innovative approach to dealing with important campus issues since 1995. Their style of Intervention Theater combines short dramatic scenes, moderated talk-backs, and real life scenarios, all of which make GTC effective in cutting through the rhetoric to get to the real issue.

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Workshop for "From Parchment to Pixels: The Year of the Book"

Art Museum, Centennial Hall

"Double the Fun: Make Two Chapbooks with Bill Hannan":  Join local artist Bill Hannan to create two chapbooks!    

Read more here .

7:00 p.m. - Explore

Olin Auditorium

”Alcohol.” GTC Dramatic Dialogues addresses these issues head on with frank and open discussions. Participants can expect to be challenged to think and develop educated opinions. They'll walk away with greater insight and the confidence to make smart choices!

Wednesday, October 3

7:00 p.m.– ”Poetics of Peace: Why the World Doesn't End” – Michael Meade

Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Read more here.


Thursday, October 4

10:30 a.m. – Convocation

Olin Auditorium

Michael Meade

The story written on the walls of the soul is intended to be lived out as a great experiment in life, as a willingness to die again and again in order to grow. Each story involves spells and blessings, gifts and wounds, indelible marks that reveal where the individual soul and spirit insist on being known consciously. When lived consciously the struggles in one's life open pathways to the center of the self where renewed purpose and vitality wait to be found.

A New York native with a razor sharp wit, Michael Meade has always been drawn to the edges of society. His insights are especially valuable since they have been hard won through decades of work in the trenches of mentoring youth, visiting prisons, assisting Vietnam vets and fostering dialogues between genders and races. Through story, poetry and discussion, he is able to find common ground on hostile turf, working with Chicago gangs, in ‘barrios' in LA, on Native American reservations and with Sudanese refugees.

10:30 a.m. – Graduate School Fair


The Career Center will be hosting a Graduate School Fair from 10:30 to 1:30. Thirty-five institutions are expected to attend. Please inform your students. Faculty are also invited to come and network with representatives from your respective disciplines.

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. –An Evening for Augustana Male Students

Ascension Chapel

Michael Meade is a storyteller, author, and social activist. He will speak on Inner Life, Outer Work . Read more here.


Friday, October 5

3:30 p.m. – Friday Conversations: Incorporating Reflection in Your Classes and Senior Inquiry

Tredway Library, south end near the Katz-Harris Room


Saturday, October 6

8:00 p.m. - CUBOM Special Event: Chapter 6

Centennial Hall

Chapter 6 is a professional, a cappella ensemble from Illinois . They are comprised of six vocalists and one arranger. They are the only vocal ensemble to win both the International Competition of Collegiate A cappella (2001) and the National Harmony Sweepstakes (2004). In addition, they were named "Entertainer of the Year" by ACPA's college audiences in 2005. Emerging from a college course, Chapter 6 became the premier jazz a cappella ensemble at Millikin University in Decatur , Illinois , before winning their first competition in 2000.  When most of its members graduated the following year, the group took a leap of faith as they entered into the professional market in January 2002.  Since then, Chapter 6 has received numerous awards and recognition for their technique, performance, and unique, original arrangements. Chapter 6 tours the U.S. and Canada , performing in a wide variety of venues.  Their comedy-infused blend of pop, jazz, gospel, and rock, brings spontaneous bursts of laughter and applause throughout the show.  High-energy performances feature diverse repertoire ranging from freshly arranged swing standards and pop/rock covers, to signature pieces such as “Ode To Krispy Kreme,” Queen's “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and crowd favorite, Chapter 6's tribute to “The Wizard Of Oz.”  In addition to exceptional musicianship, audiences experience Chapter 6's contagious energy and spirit as they share great music, harmony, and the message of God's hope and love.

Tickets are $8, and are available through the Ticket Office, 7306.


Sunday, October 7

2:00 p.m. -  Quad City Symphony Concert

Centennial Hall

Program will include works by Hindemith, Rachmaninov and Elgar. Guest Conductor Michael Butterman, the season's first candidate conductor, is best known in the Quad Cities for his six years as guest conductor of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops. Maestro Butterman currently serves as Music Director for the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. After a recent guest conducting engagement in Michigan , The Lansing City Pulse reported, “Butterman's cleanly expressive conducting style drew little attention to itself while flinging orchestral colors to all corners of the Great Hall.” Also familiar at this concert will be guest pianist Thomas Sauer. Mr. Sauer teaches piano performance at Vassar College and has recordings available with Misha Amory of two Hindemith viola sonatas, and a solo recording of five Haydn piano sonatas. Mr. Sauer is a native of Davenport and spent five formative years in the Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra. This return engagement with the QCSO is a perfect tribute to its training ensemble's 50th Anniversary season.

Tickets range in price from $20 - $35 and are available only from the Quad City Symphony Office, 563-322-0931, or at the door.