Monday, October 16
4:00 p.m. - LS 112 and 100 Meeting
Founders Basement Lounge
7:30 p.m. - "Massalia: The Oldest City in Western Europe "
Dr. Trevor Hodge, Classics Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa, will present a slide lecture on "Massalia: The Oldest City in Western Europe " followed by an informal reception in the lobby of Olin. Massalia (modern Marseilles ) was founded by Greek colonists about 600 BC and remained independent until the arrival of Julius Caesar. Prof. Hodge looks into the social and economic institutions of a highly individualistic city. The lecture is underwritten by the Harry S. B. Johnson Endowment for Classics at Augustana and the Archaeological Institute of America.
Tuesday, October 17
10:30 a.m. - Discussion for faculty who are interested in developing Learning Communities
Hellstedt Room, Founders
11:30 a.m. - Reflections - President Steven Bahls
11:30 a.m. - Explore Lunch: “Managing Multiple Priorities” with Michael Miller
College Center Board Room
When there are many tasks competing for our attention we can become paralyzed. This session will provide strategies for task review and analysis so that you can get it all done.
7:00 p.m. - Explore: Values and Ethics” with Michael Miller
What role do values have for a leader and a manager? In this session we’ll discuss how personal and organizational values can affect a leader’s success.
8:00 p.m. - The Augustana Student Composition Contest Concert
This concert features the winner of the Augustana Student Composition Contest.
Wednesday, October 18
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Walk-in hours in the dean’s office
6:30 p.m. - Illinois 17 th District Congressional Debate
Candidates Andrea Zinga and Phil Hare will debate the issues in their race for the U.S. House of Representatives. Dr. Dan Fitzmier, director of the Augustana Debate Union, will moderate.
Thursday, October 19
10:30 a.m. - Convocation - John de Graaf, “What’s the Economy for Anyway?”
John de Graaf will look at the different choices the United States and the European Union have made in terms of economic priorities, employment conditions, and health issues from 1970-2000. He will talk about the impact of these choices in terms of quality of life measures.
For instance, a recent National Institutes of Health study showed that Americans were much less healthy than residents of the United Kingdom and twice as likely to suffer from chronic diseases. Several analysts pointed out that job stress and long working hours seem to be the prime culprits; they leave Americans with less time for exercise and for relationships with family and friends, two of the most significant predicators of good health. Do we place too much emphasis on making lots of money? How much time should we be spending with our jobs? How do we balance our jobs and our free time?
John de Graaf is co-author of Affluenza, a book that deals with the excesses in American society. The authors define affluenza as something akin to “a painful, contagious, socially-transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more.”
5:30 p.m. - "What Kids Need to Succeed"
A great workshop for those who currently work or will be working with young people. We will learn about the 40 Developmental Assets that every child or youth needs in order to thrive. We will explore the extensive Search Institute research behind the asset model, including a recent survey of 8,000 Quad City youth and discover how to build assets in every young person we meet. Encourage your students to attend. Dinner included. For more information or to register, contact Laura O’Melia at the Center for Vocational Reflection, ext. 8612 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7:00 p.m. - "A Night to Honor Israel"
A night of celebrating, dancing, singing and fundraising to honor our Jewish friends and the State of Israel. A free will offering will be received. This event is sponsored by the Quad Cities Association of Evangelicals. For more information, please go to www.QCAE.org.
Friday, October 20
3:30 p.m. - “Reading Wendell Berry” - Conversations on Scholarship- Week Seven Seminar
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south
Please join faculty colleagues for informal discussion of essays by farmer, essayist, novelist, poet, and cultural critic Wendell Berry. The primary reading is "Letter to Daniel Kemmis" (from The Way of Ignorance.) Ancillary reading is "Think Little" (from Continuous Harmony.) Host Jason Peters, contributing editor of the forthcoming book Wendell Berry: Life and Work (University Press of Kentucky), will facilitate the discussion. The readings are available from the library's website http://www.augustana.edu/library/. Look for the link under "Resources for Faculty." Week Seven Seminar is an informal discussion for and by faculty.
5:00 p.m. - “Why I do Theatre History” - Robert A. Schanke
Black Box Theatre in Bergendoff Hall
Dr. Schanke is the author of several books, including Ibsen in America: A Century of Change, Shattered Applause: The Lives of Eva Le Gallienne, and “That Furious Lesbian”: The Story of Mercedes de Acosta. Questions: contact ScottMagelssen@augustana.edu.
Saturday, October 21
7:00 p.m. - QuadCity Arts Event - ILAYS
Presented by Quad City Arts, Ilays shares its Somali culture in an energetic and vibrant mix of music, poetry, dance and stories drawn from traditional as well as contemporary Somali culture.
The ensemble includes writers, dancers, actors, singers and instrumental musicians. Ilays works to build cultural and artistic bridges between communities. It seeks to foster greater social awareness, understanding and a culture of peace. Ilays has grown out of the Minnesota-based Multicultural Arts and Education Center. The Center is devoted to the humanities, arts, education and the conservation of cultural heritage.
Tickets are $8 for adults, free for children and full-time students with appropriate ID, and are available from the Augustana Ticket Office. For more information, contact Susan Wahlmann at Quad City Arts, 309-793-1213.