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

Faculty News

Rowen Schussheim-Anderson is exhibiting tapestries through the month of October. The exhibition, "Rowen Schussheim-Anderson: Tapestries of Innovation" includes work created on her recent sabbatical. Some works resulted from inspirations gathered on Augustana's Latin American term and our Focused Foreign Term in Ghana . New works combine glass, beadwork and fiber in an exploration of surfaces. The exhibition is at Artswork Gallery in Le Claire , Iowa.

Steve Klien has had an essay entitled "Complexity and Ideology in Televisual War Rhetoric: The Ad War Over Iraq in Campaign 2004" published in Sizing Up Rhetoric , edited by David Zarefsky and Elizabeth Benacka (Waveland Press, 2008).  An earlier version of this essay, which examines rhetorical patterns of videostyle and public character in the campaign advertisements of President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry, was originally presented to the Rhetoric Society of America's Biannual Conference in 2006.

Jason Koontz was recently added to the Center for Plant Conservation's On-line Plant Conservation Directory.  The CPC's directory is searchable based on geographic location and field of expertise.  The directory is available here.   The CPC's Conservation Directory is a great centralized tool for finding conservation experts throughout the country.

The Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) is the only national organization dedicated solely to preventing the extinction of imperiled U.S. native plants. Founded in 1984, CPC works with a network of 36 leading botanical gardens and arboreta to provide the only national program of ex situ conservation of imperiled plant material. CPC also conducts restoration work, provides technical assistance, educates technical and citizen audiences, and serves as a regional and national advocate for plant conservation.  Their institutions monitor collections, conduct horticultural and field research, produce material needed for restoration, and lead or help with restoration efforts.

Molly Todd was just elected to the Executive Committee of the North Central Council of Latin Americanists.  She will begin her tenure as Secretary at the NCCLA annual meeting.