This week in brief

Monday, October 8

4:00 p.m. – LS 113 Meeting

Founders Basement

Tuesday, October 9

11:30 a.m. – Reflections

Ascension Chapel

8:00 p.m. – Faculty Woodwind Quintet

Wallenberg Hall

Wednesday, October 10

7:30 p.m. – Curtis Lecture featuring Dr. Juan Andrade

Wallenberg Hall

7:30 p.m. – Artist Jody Folwell

Larson Hall

Thursday, October 11

4:00 p.m. -- Celebration of Enrollment. Science Atrium, Second Floor.

Friday, October 12

3:30 p.m. – Friday Conversations

Wilson Center

8:00 p.m. – CUBOM Concert featuring Mark Schultz

Centennial Hall

Sunday, October 14

2:00 p.m. – Ohmes Quartet Recital

Wallenberg Hall













Volume 5, Issue 5 • October 8, 2007

Center for Vocational Reflection

Community Engagement Coordinator Joins CVR Staff !
The Center for Vocational Reflection welcomes Tim Hiller as the Community Engagement Coordinator. Tim will work with the Servant Leader Internship program, service learning, and development of resources for service and internship experiences across campus. Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hendrix College and a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School . His experience with AmeriCorps and extensive work with service organizations will be excellent resources in this new position in the CVR. His service experiences have led him to fight fires in Virginia and Ohio, promote community in inner-city DC, and work with hurricane disaster relief in Florida. Tim is a recent addition to the Quad Cities and enjoys kayaking, playing guitar and spending time with his wife Elizabeth. Please stop by the office and welcome Tim Hiller to Augustana.

Join the Conversation
Just a reminder that there will be a web conversation with Mark Edwards online on October 11 and 12th. The subject of the discussion will be the Role of Religion on Our Campuses: A Professor's Guide to Communities, Conflicts, and Promising Conversations. You can take a look at the book and some related materials in the CVR — and find out more about the conversations at You can follow the link at the top of the page that says (Become a member). There is no cost.

The schedule:
Oct. 11 Noon
Oct. 11 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 12 Noon

"Here We Stand: The Values of Augustana”
Tradition has it that on October 31, 1517 Martin Luther posted Ninety-Five Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Thus began a long tradition of Lutherans taking public positions on issues as a way of sparking debate—and even reformation.

In the September 2007 issue of Acknowledge, Pres. Bahls made the comment:

Now, in this new year, I'd like to suggest that we all be more intentional about the deeper questions of vocation. Who are we as a community of learners, teachers and fellow travelers? How does the mission of the college inform the way we do our work and the manner in which we relate to one another?

As a response to this call and in the tradition of public conversations, the Center for Vocational Reflection announces a series of conversations on the topic of “The Values of Augustana.” We are imagining these to be short presentations by faculty and staff exploring a value (or set of values) of Augustana and examining the implications of those values for Augustana at this point in our story. The CVR will provide the venue (south end of the library—until we outgrow the space), the snacks (coffee and the usual CVR goodies), and a small stipend for those who present their thoughts ($100—for a good book or two).

If you would like to present your ideas for conversation, contact Bob Haak in the CVR . Please contribute to the conversation at the first talk featuring the always provocative:

Jason Peters:
“Who Should We Be?”
11:30 AM
October 25
Library —South End