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November 14, 2005

This Week                                     


Monday, November 14 

4:00 p.m. Katz Harris Room

LS 113 faculty meeting


Thursday, November 17

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. FIGGE Museum  

An Afternoon with 'Our Lady of Guadalupe'  

Davenport , Iowa - The Figge Art Museum is hosting a Teacher Workshop entitled "Our Lady of Guadalupe", aimed at educating Spanish teachers or any teacher interested in learning about Mexican and Mexican-American art, history and culture.  Focusing on one of the most beloved images in Mexican art, the audience will learn about ways to incorporate "Our Lady of Guadalupe" into the standards-based classroom curriculum.   


Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Ph.D., author of The Virgin of El Barrio, Marian Apparitions, Catholic Evangelizing, and Mexican American Activists, will discuss the historical significance of the image.


Kerry Driscoll, Ph.D., editor of the Figge Art Museum curriculum unit Beyond Borders: Perspectives on Mexican Cultural Identity, will outline ways in which the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning can be met with the work of art. 


Augustana College students Jared List and Josh Lyphout will present the significance of the Virgin's image in the Quad Cities community. 


Specific lessons from the Figge curriculum unit and classroom activities that could be used to celebrate the Feast Day of Guadalupe will be shared by pre-service Spanish teacher Bekki Cheatham.


Continuing Professional Development Units ( CPDU's) are available for Illinois teachers. 


The cost to attend is $10, which includes admission to the museum and all materials.  Reservations are required and due November 10.  For more information or to register, please call 563.326.7804; ext. 2045.