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December 12, 2005

This Week

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

Sankta Lucia

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.