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October 24, 2005



Labyrinthine Reflection

On Oct. 25th - 28th, the Center for Vocational Reflections will host a Labyrinth Walk in front of the CVR in the Thomas Tredway Library.  A reception will be held on Tues., the 25th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm, with short informative talks by Dan Connolly on the history of the labyrinth and by Marilyn Ring on the meditational benefits of walking a labyrinth.  The labyrinth will open and be available through Friday afternoon.


Office of Student Activities

Augustana College

October and November 2005 Programs

The following October and November 2005 programs are coordinated by the Office of Student Activities and may be of interest to you and the students you teach or advise. Please visit our website at to view our complete calendar of events. The College Union Board of Managers (CUBOM) and the Multi-Cultural Programming Board provide programming that serves the social, intellectual and spiritual needs of the Augustana community. Through several subcommittees, such as Explore, Movies, Java Club, and Major Events, the Office of Student Activities provides a diverse mix of artists, speakers and events that entertain inform and enrich the campus experience.


Monday, October 24 - Saturday, October 29

Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week provides several days of active and passive programming that heighten awareness and educate students and the campus community on all matters related to alcohol use and abuse. This year's awareness week will include speakers Tracy Kola speaking on alcohol liability and Stephanie Stebens speaking about M.A.D.D. and sharing her personal story.


Tuesday, October 25

Explore: "Organizational Image" with Tracy Knofla, College Center Board Room, 11:30 am

In our world today, positive perceptions are directly linked with leadership and success. Tracy is back, once again, to discuss how your organization is perceived by others, and how this perception can be altered and changed for the better. Interaction and group work are used to develop methods to enhance the image of your group.


Tuesday, October 25

Explore: "Alcohol Liability" with Tracy Knofla, Olin Auditorium, 7:30 pm

In this session, Tracy will give her high energy personality a new focus. With a game, participants explore attitudes about alcohol and why groups put themselves in high liability situations. Using case studies, participants will see how the court system has handled cases involving alcohol. Discussion includes steps that groups and individuals can take to minimize liability.


Wednesday, October 26 and Friday, October 28

CUBOM Movies: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", Olin Auditorium

Charlie Bucket comes from a poor family, and spends most of his time dreaming about the chocolate that he loves but usually can't afford. Things change when Willy Wonka, head of the very popular Wonka Chocolate Empire, announces a contest in which five gold tickets have been hidden in chocolate bars and sent throughout the country. The kids who find the tickets will be taken on a tour of Wonka's chocolate factory and get a special glimpse of the wonders within. Charlie miraculously finds a ticket, along with four other children much naughtier than him. The tour of the factory will hold more than a few surprises for this bunch...

All CUBOM movies are shown on Wednesdays @ 7:30pm and Fridays at 7:30pm and 10:00pm in Olin Auditorium. Augustana faculty members and their families are welcome to attend. Please visit for a complete movie listing.


Thursday, October 27

Explore: "M.A.D.D.-Mothers Against Drunk Driving" with Stephanie Stebens, Olin Auditorium, 7:30pm

From its humble beginnings 25 years ago, MADD has evolved into one of the most widely supported and well liked non-profit organizations in America . Stephanie is an active member of MADD and for good reason. Her son Kaleb fell victim to a drunk driver in June of 1998 when he was struck on his bicycle. Fortunately, doctors were able to help heal Kaleb back to health. However, his mother Stephanie has since dedicated a great deal of her life to this right and just cause. Come hear her story and learn some tips to help prevent drunk driving.


Friday, October 28

Java Club: "Christopher Jak", Java 101, 8 pm

Taking cues from some early heroes like Elvis Costello, Cat Stevens, The Pretenders, Tom Waits and Elton John; Christopher Jak's third album The New Nostalgia blends a storyteller's lyricism with a pop singer's love of melody. "The New Nostalgia isn't about looking back; it's about referencing the past to consider what you'll be looking back on in the future. I guess I'm saying I want people to have good memories of this music and still like these songs in 30 years. I suppose that's fairly optimistic."


Friday, November 11

Java Club: "Dave Tamkin", Java 101 8 pm

Singer/Songwriter Dave Tamkin has created his own unique style of rhythmic-acoustic rock that's based around a fresh musical vision.

This regionally well-known singer/songwriter has been featured as one of the two house acts at Chicago 's House of Blues for the last two years. While touring nationally, he's shared the stage with Guster, Rusted Root, Fountains of Wayne, Vertical Horizon, Stroke 9, Will Hoge, Little Feat and The Commitments, to name a few. All those who have been in attendance bear witness to a unique stage show that bursts at the seams with positive energy. This intimate solo acoustic performance will highlight his musical skills and will be an event you won't want to miss.


Saturday, November 12

Comedy Club: "Eric O'Shea", Wilson Center , 9 pm

With appearances on NBC, VH-1, and TWICE nominated National College Comedian of the Year, Eric is still that immature boy that wants to play, get silly, and try to cope with this crazy thing we call life! As a veteran performer of over 500 colleges and universities, Eric just wants you to sit back, relax, and let his clean wit and priceless observations take you through your embarrassing childhood and everyday, awkward moments that drive you insane! From family reunions to board games, from surviving with Mom to surviving ALL 24 hours of the day. From original stories to celebrity impressions--including ELMO! Eric's UNIQUE humor, expressions, and high-energy show is unlike anything you've ever heard...with, dare we say, a musical ending that will leave you (ahem) breathless!