This week in brief

Monday, October 15

4:00 p.m. – LSFY 101 Rhetoric and the Liberal Arts
Founders Basement

4:30 p.m. – High School Choral Festival Performance
Wallenberg Hall

Tuesday, October 16

11:30 – 11:50 a.m. – Reflections
Ascension Chapel

8:00 p.m. – Student Recital: Peter Eckardt & Ross Jallo, piano
Wallenberg Hall

Wednesday, October 17

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Reading Group: Response Groups and Collaborative Writing
Reading/Writing Center

Thursday, October 18

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Jeff Abernathy is available for Faculty drop-in
Office of Dean, Founders 116

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. – Convocation: “When Old Science was New Science”
Centennial Hall

3:45p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Year of the Book "Book Studies"
Tredway Library, 2nd floor, south end

Friday, October 19

3:30 p.m. – Conversations on Scholarship (refreshments 3:30, session 4:00)
Treadway Library – South End

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

Saturday, October 20

8:00 p.m. – Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert
Centennial Hall












Volume 5, Issue 7 • October 15, 2007

Center for Vocational Reflection

Join the Conversation

“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 a.m.

October 25, 2007

Library – south end