Monday, October 2
4:00 p.m. Basement Lounge Founders- LS 112 Meeting
Tuesday, October 3
11:30 a.m. Ascension Chapel -Reflections–Dr. Anette Ejsing, Religion Dept.
11:30 a.m. College Center Board Room- Explore Lunch:"What's Going On? Sexual Communication and Date Rape" with Michael Agnew and GTC Dramatic Dialogues
Gender issues, sexism and sexual assault can be tough issues to tackle when trying to educate college students. Not just a lecture, these programs allow students to talk back, engaging them directly in lively dialogues about date relationships, date rape and sexism. Short theatrical scenes, taken directly from campus life, show behavior related to the topic of the program. Sometimes funny, sometimes dramatic, always entertaining. Following each scene there is a moderated discussion between the audience and actors.
7:00 p.m. Olin Auditorium Explore- "What'll it Be? Alcohol and Substance Abuse" with Michael Agnew and GTC Dramatic Dialogues
GTC Dramatic Dialogues addresses alcohol and substance abuse 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 4
Walk-in hours in the dean’s office: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Thursday, October 5
10:30 a.m. Olin Auditorium- Convocation– Chris Homan , “Exporting Democracy-Lessons from Iraq ”
Chris Homan is the Director for Iraq Programs at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), a global non-profit that works to strengthen new and emerging democracies around the world. He has more than 10 years of international development experience in all regions of the world. He has also been involved in US congressional and presidential campaigns and served in local public office. In more than seven years at NDI, Homan has worked on political party reforms in Latin America, elections in Lesotho, governance strengthening in Guyana, local government reform in Haiti, and political advocacy campaigns with the exiled Burmese democracy movement. Homan has also worked for Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Croatia and Egypt where he directed USAID-funded publication education programs on economic reforms. Homan has served as a city councilmember in Maryland and a teacher in both the US and Africa. Homan has a BA in finance and education from Augustana College and a Masters in Public Administration from Syracuse University .
Friday, October 6
4:00 p.m. Library 2nd floor, North Conversations on Scholarship- Karen Youngberg
Next year, Augustana and St. Ambrose University are collaborating in presenting “Year of the Book,” an exploration of the history, culture, and art of the book. As part of the events taking place throughout the year, faculty will be invited to present papers that will be published in a book by East Hall Press. During this Friday Conversation, Karin Youngberg will stimulate ideas for such scholarship by talking about possible avenues of research in book history and culture. The project will seek papers from a variety of disciplines that examine the book as cultural, social, historical, or artistic artifact and its interaction with society/culture. This is an opportunity for faculty and students to undertake scholarly inquiry, perhaps in a field that they haven’t ventured into before. Please join us to benefit from Karin’s experience and interest in this field.
7:30 p.m. Wallenberg Hall - The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center presents the annual O. Fritiof Ander Lecture.
Join us for a lecture by Lars Nordström Swedish-American author, poet, translator and vintner- Being Swedish in America
in the Post-War Period. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, October 7
8:00 p.m.Centennial Hall- Quad City Symphony Orchestra Concert - "Celebrate Museums!"
Museums are repositories of our history, and no history of the Midwest is more interesting than that of the Native-American peoples who were the original inhabitants of the Mississippi River Valley. The Quad City Symphony celebrates our community’s history museums with the Legend movement from American composer Edward MacDowell’s Indian Suite. The Figge Art Museum receives recognition through the performance of Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler, music portraying the altar paintings of Renaissance artist Mathis Grünewald. Capping the evening, virtuoso violinist Chee-Yun performs Saint-Saëns’ richly colorful Violin Concerto No. 3.
MacDowell / Legend from Suite No. 2 (Indian)
Hindemith / Mathis der Maler: Symphony
Corigliano / Voyage
Saint-Saëns / Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61
Tickets range from $43 - $20 and are available only from the Quad City Symphony Office in Davenport - 563-322-0931.
Concert conversations are offered in Larson Hall one hour prior to each performance. Join QCSO conductor Donald Schleicher and Augustana's Kai Swanson for insight into the music and composers featured in each concert.
Sunday, October 8
2:00 p.m. - Centennial Hall - another performance by the QCSO. See above for details