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MPB TAXI

The MPB taxi is a FREE shuttle service which all Augustana students can take advantage of. There are typically two vans which travel throughout the Quad Cities. Pick-ups are at Westerlin Hall and Andreen Hall. Students inform the driver where they would like to go within the Quad Cities area and when they would like to be picked up.

Where can a Augustana student be dropped off at? Generally students will travel to Walmart, Target, North Park Mall, South Park Mall, Movie Theater, or out to eat at their favorite restaurant.

 

SECOND CITY

Exploring 50 Years of Funny

The Second City specializes in sketch comedy, improv, and has been delighting audiences for over 50 years. They have resident companies in Chicago and Toronto as well as National Touring Companies and casts on NCL cruises. They have comedy shows seven nights a week on their stages; the shows consist of short scenes, songs, and improvised comedy sketches. They also invite you to visit their latest project at www.SecondCityNetwork.com which features their talent in original and hysterical short form comedy videos online. They look forward to hearing you laugh soon!

The Second City is the largest training center for improvisation and acting in the country with 13,000 students a year at schools in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Toronto.

The Second City provides the audience with the chance to see comedy stars in the making, but they will also have the opportunity to see absolutely hilarious satire and cutting edge improvisation. No topic or subject matter is off limits for The Second City. If your parents asked you not to speak about it at the dinner table, chances are it will be made fun of in an evening with The Second City.

One of MPB's most popular event is hosting the annual Second City event at Augustana College where the improv group focuses on not only jokes for college students but as well as the general audience. The Second City show is a ticketed event in Centennial Hall.

Click here to see a preview of The Second City--- http://youtu.be/x7Tzoot_HkI

 

LAST COMIC STANDING

The 2012-2013 year will be the 4th annual MPB Last Comic Standing event. Every year students have the chance to showcase their comedian talents to the rest of the school. Tryouts are held weeks before the show and upon passing the first round, student performers display their talents in a 5 minute act during the show. The performance is held in Wallenberg Hall (located inside of Denkmann). Prizes are given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners and judges are administrators at Augustana College. The goal of the program is to select the best comedian from Augustana College.

 

HONEST CONVERSATIONS

Honest Conversations is designed to help students better understand "difference". The program brings together a diverse group of students for dinner and conversations. The atmosphere is informal taking place at Tredway House located at 3244 9th Avenue in Rock Island.

Student participanting will gain a deeper understanding of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. Students will seek ways to create a more welcoming, inclusive community here at Augustana.

In this program, students will come together in a small group for dialogue about the ways in which we are more alike than we are different. Celebrating our difference however helps us to strengthen our own character and ability to be conversant across expressions of difference. It also prepares us for the world beyond the "Augie bubble." Students will engage in tough questions through 'honest conversation' about each other's culture, practices and perspectives.

Research about our College based on the Augustana 2005 Campus Climate Survey for Students and our annual National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) consistently show that Multicultural students experience Augustana as a less positive environment than our majority culture students. Research also shows that people feel better about their relationships and environment when they are involved in ongoing conversation and respectful dialogue with each other.

Your organization is invited to participate in this exciting and engaging program. If interested in being part of Honest Conversation please contact the Multicultural Programming Board.