Monday, October 23
3:15 p.m. High School Chamber Choir Festival - Performance 1
4:00 p.m. LS 113
Founders Basement Lounge
6:00 p.m. High School Chamber Choir Festival-Performance 2
Tuesday, October 24
11:30 a.m. Reflections - Rachel VanScoy, Lutheran Volunteer Corp.Ascension Chapel
Walk-in hours in the dean’s office: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Explore: “Conflict and Confrontation” with Tracy Knofla
Participants will define their conflict management style as well as identify strategies for conflict resolution. Partner sharing, role-playing, and case studies are used in this session.
8:00 p.m. United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants
The official musical representatives of the United States Air Force have traveled in all 50 stages and in most countries, earning them the title of “ America’s International Musical Ambassadors.” This event is sold out. However, unfilled seats will be opened to those without tickets five minutes before showtime. For more information, please contact the Ticket Office, 7306.
Wednesday, October 25
7:00 p.m. Stone Lecture in Judaism - "Memory and Repetition: We Lose Everything at Least Twice"
When Jews were expelled from Egypt in 1965, Aciman was 14. He and his family moved to Italy, France, and then the U.S. As presenter of this year's Stone Lecture in Judaism, Dr. Andre Aciman will reflect on the effects of exile on his identity and how memory shaped his life. Dr. Aciman now teaches French literature and is chair of the department of comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His books include his memoir Out of Egypt (FSG), a collection of essays False Papers (FSG), an edition of writers' reflections on Proust The Proust Project (FSG), and the forthcoming novel Call Me By Your Name (FSG).
Thursday, October 26
10:30 a.m. Convocation - Andre Aciman, “Out of Egypt and After Exile.”
Andre Aciman, author of Out of Egypt: A Memoir (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), will explore the circumstances that led to his family’s expulsion from Egypt when he was 14 (for being Jewish), and the implications of that expulsion on the remainder of his life. What is an exile? How does one live, how does one think, how does one feel when one is no longer at home? What is a home? Can a home be reinvented? Can there be an identity without a home?
Aciman has lived in Egypt, Italy, and France. He received a Ph.D. from Harvard and is now chair of Comparative Literature at The CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory (FSG/Picador), and the co author and editor of The Proust Project (FSG) and of Letters of Transit (New Press). He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as a fellowship from The New York Public Library's Center for Scholars and Writers. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, and Commentary. Dr. Aciman will also present the Stone Lecture in Judaism on October 25.
7:30 p.m. Art Museum Lecture with Susan Peterson
Please join, and encourage students to attend the public lecture by guest speaker Susan Peterson, professor emerita of Hunter College and authority on Puebloan American Indian potters Maria Martinez and Lucy Lewis.This lecture is supported by the Olson-Brandell North American Art Collection, at Augustana College. Susan Peterson is an artist, scholar and author who holds the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Ceramic Educational Council of America. Her years of experience as a teacher and personal friend with major 20th-century American Indian potters came to the fore when she curated the National Museum of Women in the Arts' first major exhibition on this topic, and published the corresponding book Pottery of Native American Women: The Legacy of Generations. She has published many other books. She will speak on two significant Puebloan artists, Maria Martinez (1887-1980) and Lucy Lewis (1902-1992), both represented in the Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection at Augustana College.
Friday, October 27
3:30 p.m. Conversations on Scholarship - Randall Hall CD release
He will present his forth coming recording of new music for saxophone "Neither Proud Nor Ashamed" (Innova). The discussion will explores aesthetic and performances issues in contemporary music including the use of extended performance techniques, electronics and interactive software.
7:30 p.m. Fall Play: Nickel and Dimed By Joan Holden
The 2006-07 Augustana College Theatre season, "Issues of Our Times,” opens with Joan Holden's Nickel and Dimed, a play based on the book Nickel and Dimed, On (Not) Getting By In America by Barbara Ehrenreich. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $8 for senior citizens and full-time students, and are available from the Augustana Ticket Office, x7306.
Can a middle-aged, middle-class woman survive when she suddenly has to make beds all day in a hotel and live on $7 an hour? Maybe. But one $7-an-hour job won't pay the rent: she'll have to do back-to-back shifts, as a chambermaid and a waitress. This isn't the last surprise for author Barbara Ehrenreich who set out to research low-wage life firsthand, confident she was prepared for the worst. Barbara is prepared for hard work, but not for double shifts and nonstop aches and pains; for having to share tiny rooms, live on fast food because she has no place to cook; to beg from food pantries; for gulping handfuls of Ibuprofen because she can't afford a doctor; for failing, after all that, to make ends meet.
The worst, Barbara learns, is not what happens to the back or the knees: it's the damage to the heart. Her odyssey is vivid and witty, yet always deeply sobering and Joan Holden's stage adaptation is a focused comic epic shadowed with tragedy.
Saturday, October 28
7:30 p.m. Fall Play: Nickel and Dimed by Joan Holden
8:00 p.m. Augustana Symphonic Orchestra Concert
Daniel Culver, conductor
Symphony 96 “Miracle” Joseph Haydn
Symphony 38 “ Prague” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for Alto Trombone Leopold Mozart
Jemmie Robertson, Trombone
8:00 p.m. UNYK Performance
UNYK multicultural dance troupe will be performing their fall show Breathe...Stretch...Dance! UNYK offers students of all abilities of dance to join together and perform a variety of music and dance styles. This year UNYK will showcase the talents of 35 students who all have one thing in common...a passion to dance. We hope you be able to come and enjoy us on the 28th!
Sunday, October 29
1:30 p.m. Fall Play: Nickel and Dimed By Joan Holden