Monday, December 12
4 p.m. Katz Harris Room
LS 111 faculty meeting
Tuesday, December 13
10:30 a.m. Science Room 203
Biology candidate, Christine Gray, will give her class room presentation followed by her research presentation.
11:30 a.m. Ascension Chapel
Reflections: Margaret Rogal, Library
12:00 p.m. Chicago Room, College Center
Conversation and Lunch on Learning Communities
If you are still interested in attending and have not given your RSVP please call Angie Williams at 7328.
7:00 p.m. Wallenberg Hall
The Swedish celebration of Sankta Lucia returns to Augustana College with a traditional Julsmörgåsbord and Lucia Festival. The evening of traditional Swedish foods, music, and folklore begins at 5:30 pm in the Dining Hall of the College Center. The banquet, which continues until 7:00 pm, costs $9.00 for adults and $3.95 for children under 12. The Lucia Festival is at 7:00 pm in Wallenberg Hall and is offered free of charge. Tuesday's events are coordinated by the American Scandinavian Association at Augustana College and the college's Scandinavian Studies department. Please call the Scandinavian Department (7655) for additional information.
Wednesday, December 14
Jeff Abernathy will have his walk-in office hours from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
8:00 p.m. Wallenberg Hall
Flute and Clarinet Choir Concert
Janet Stodd, flute director
Susan Schwaegler, clarinet director
Thursday, December 15
10:30 a.m. Centennial Hall
Convocation — Christmas Convocation
4:00 & 8:00 p.m. Ascension Chapel
Lessons and Carols
A Christmas program of Scripture and music, with a performance by the Augustana Chamber Singers, Jon Hurty, director.
Friday, December 16
3:30 p.m. Wilson Center
Conversations on Scholarship — CSTL
Crossroads On-Line Institute Project Report
7:00 p.m. Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose University
Book Release for World Lives, Prairie Living
Mississippi Valley Writers Colony will host a book release for World Lives, Prairie Living. Stories and poems by Quad City area immigrants and refugees will be read by Ann Boaden and Rebecca Wee, and authors reading in their native languages.
MVWC's refugee book project was made possible through grants from Humanities Iowa, a state agency, and from Quad City Arts Art$Dollars. The book features Quad Citians formerly from the nations of South Vietnam, Cambodia, Cuba, East Germany, Ghana, Bosnia, Sudan, and Ethiopia. During the year-long program, storytellers attended writing workshops at Kaplan University in Davenport and then worked one-on-one with a story coach. Story coaches trained in the techniques of literary translation and assisted immigrant writers in bringing their tales to the printed page, emphasizing the cultural integrity of the storyteller's imagery and unique voice.
World Lives, Prairie Living features personal photographs from the participants, including a historic image of the late U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy Jr during his 1968 visit to Africa . The book was edited by Bj Elsner and Terri Wiebenga.
World Lives, Prairie Living (ISBN#9780977401802, Razor Edge Press, December 2005) will be available through local book stores and online booksellers.