Monday, April 12

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LSFY 103 Meeting
Wilson Center

4:00 PM - Sabbatical Report Presentations:  Chris Marmé - "Growth, Debt, Stimulus, and Social Enterprises" and Jeanneath Vázquez:  "Black Ecuadorian Counter Discourse and the Woman Subject"
Evald Hall 120

Tuesday, April 13

10:45 AM - Student Recital-Various student musicians
Centennial Hall

11:30 -11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflections - Kelli Schledewitz, '10
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

7:00 PM - Jason Mahn:  Christians' Responsibility to Their Jewish Neighbors: Overcoming Supersessionism
Science Building 102

8:00 PM - Augustana Composers Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, April 14

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Evald Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study:  The Path of Descent
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

9:30 PM - Evening Prayer & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Thursday, April 15

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation:  John Granger "Why Do We Love--or Despise--Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Novels?
Centennial Hall

11:30 - 12:30 - Faculty Senate Meeting
Science 102

6:30 PM - In Retrospect, I Should Have Seen it Coming: Lessons From the Blagojevich Impeachment
Illinois Auditor General, William G. Holland, talks about his involvement with the impeachment of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

7:00 PM - The River Readings at Augustana: Daniel Woodrell, reading from his fiction
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Buillding

7:00 PM - Center for Polar Studies Lecture Series:  The Lush Vegetation of Antarctica: Understanding Ancient Climate from Fossil Plants - Dr. Edith Taylor
Science Building 102

Friday, April 16

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations:  Connie Ghinazzi and Ellen Hay:  "Convocation at Augustana College: What it is and What We Want it to Be"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

11:55 PM - Registration deadline for Celebration of Learning

Saturday, April 17

9:00 AM - 14th annual Autism Awareness Walk
Pepsico Recreation Center

4:00 PM - Student Recital - Elizabeth Fontana, violin & Erin Christian, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Student Recital - Heather Lofdahl, viola
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:30 PM - Planetarium and Museum Open House
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Obervatory

Sunday, April 18

10:30 AM - Sunday Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

3:00 PM - Festival Concert at Orchestra Hall
Augustana Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra and Choir return to Chicago's Orchestra Hall for a concert celebrating the music of Augustana in its sesquicentennial year. Bus transportation is available.
Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

7:00 PM - Quad Cities Holocaust Remembrance
Robert Behr, who survived the Holocaust until the liberation of the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, will speak at the 29th annual Quad Cities Holocaust Remembrance, known as Yom HaShoah
Tri-City Jewish Center, 2715 30th Street, Rock Island, IL

5:00 PM - Sunday Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor




Volume 8, Issue 25 - April 12, 2010


Convocation:  John Granger
"Why do we love -- or despise -- Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Novels?"
April 15, 2010
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Centennial Hall 

The Twilight novels and the films made from them are stories we cannot escape. Critics, as a rule, believe the books are trash despite sales of the books approaching 50 million copies. John Granger explains the allegorical and sublime "meat" in Meyer's romances as well as the Latter-day Saint content in these Mormon parables. Granger is best known for explaining the artistry, meaning, and popularity of the books we love, especially Joanne Rowling's Harry Potter novels. He has just finished writing Spotlight: A Close-Up Look at the Artistry and Meaning of the Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Novels.

reading from his fiction
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
7:00 PM 

"You're no angel, you know how this stuff comes to happen: Friday is payday and it's been a gray day sogged by a slow ugly rain and you seek company in your gloom..."  --Tomato Red 

"A stunningly original writer" --Associated Press 

See this week's River Cities Reader story about Daniel Woodrell: 

Woodrell has written eight novels. Three of them are on display
and available for checkout in the library: 

A selection from Winter's Bone is available on Moodle under Library/River Readings.


Final Lecture of 2010 Polar Lecture Series

"The Lush Vegetation of Antarctica:
Understanding Ancient Climate from Fossil Plants"
presented by Dr. Edith Taylor, University of Kansas
Thursday, April 15, 2010
7:00 PM
Science Building, Room 102

Dr. Taylor will share her experiences living and working in Antarctica in a free, public lecture, which is the culminating event in the celebration of Augustana's new Center for Polar Studies.

Geifman Lecture

Robert Behr, Survivor of the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp

Monday, April 19, 2010
7:00 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Presentation of the Geifman Prize for Augustana's Annual Student competition: A Response to the Holocaust.  Sponsored by the Geifman Endowment in Judiaca.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Wilson Center
7:00 PM

Please plan to attend the annual spring meeting of the Augustana Historical Society on Wednesday, April 21st at 7:00 PM in the Wilson Center.  Special Collections Librarian, Sarah Horowitz, will present An American Universitetshuset: The History of Old Main. Old Main is now the most iconic image on the Augustana campus, but its original design would have produced a building nothing like the one that now stands. Nor was Old Main the first name of Augustana's oldest still-standing building. Sarah will discuss the history of Old Main, especially the design process and early history of the structure, and Kai Swanson will briefly speak about the college's renovation plans. In light of the evening's topic, you are encouraged to invite any alumni or friends of the college who might be interested as well. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30 PM and there is no charge for this event.

Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics
presents lecture series ranging from Christian-Jewish relations
to eugenics in America
Lectures are at 7:00 PM
Augustana Science Building

Tuesday April 13:  Jason Mahn presents "Christians' Responsibility to Their Jewish Neighbors: Overcoming Supersessionism"

Thursday, April 29:  Arthur Pitz presents "The American Eugenics Movement: Precursor to the Holocaust"

Monday, May 10:  Tim Bloser presents "Virtue, Character, and the Emotions"

Week Seven Seminar
~an informal discussion by and for faculty~  

Friday, April 23, 4:00-5:00 PM
(refreshments at 3:30)
Text:  Coming of Age: A History of Augustana College, 1935-1975
by Tom Tredway *

Discussion Leader: Lou Belby

Departing from the Week Seven Seminar's usual protocol, the April discussion will, instead of centering around a short article or essay, focus on an entire book: Tom Tredway's new history of Augustana College. This will give us an opportunity to read Tom's book and talk about it within the framework of the past, present, and future direction of the college. AND the discussion will be led by veteran member of the faculty (31 years of service!) Lou Belby. 

*Book is available FREE for the first 10 registrants! (courtesy of CVR)

Contact Margi Rogal to register for the discussion and get a free book.

Excerpts are now available on Moodle.

Register NOW for the 2010 Celebration of Learning!

....the Augustana College student research symposium.

cel of learning logo

Click here for more information and to register online!
Registration closes Friday, April 16th, at 11:55 PM

Civil Rights Scholar, Doug McAdam, Discusses
Burning of Black Churches
Monday, April 19, 2001
Hermann R. Muelder Reading Room, Seymour Library
Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois
7:00 PM

Doug McAdam, 2010 Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar (Knox College), is a professor of sociology at Stanford University and former director of the university's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. His book, Freedom Summer, about the 1964 campaign to register black voters in the South, won the 1990 C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems. The Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights gave Freedom Summer one of its Outstanding Book awards. His lecture at Knox will examine a five-year string of church burnings, mostly in the American South, that began in 1996.

Augustana and Whitey's to launch new flavor
& attempt a Guinness World Record
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
5:30 PM
Ericson Field

Augustana and Whitey's Ice Cream are partnering to launch a new ice cream flavor--and to break the world record for the most people simultaneously licking ice cream--on Tuesday, April 20 at 5:30 PM on Ericson Field (520 38th St.). The new flavor, "Augustana Viking Pride", is a peanut butter ice cream with fudge swirl and Oreo chunks, and was created to honor the college's founding 150 years ago.  Augustana students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to sample the new Augustana Viking Pride ice cream by participating in an attempt to break a world record. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the current record for the most people licking ice cream simultaneously was set by 2,500 people in De Valladolid, Spain, in 2009.  Participants should arrive at 5:30 PM at the gates of Ericson Field to be admitted for Augustana's attempt.

The campus community and alumni were invited to help name the new ice cream and offer flavor combinations through a naming competition that drew more than 100 submissions. The names were narrowed down to 13 finalists. A group of seven tasters guided Whitey's owners and alumni Jon and Jeff '72 Tunberg to Augustana Viking Pride. The winning name was entered by Joseph Aumuller, the son of Karen Aumuller, an instructor in the communication sciences and disorders department. Joseph received a $50 gift certificate to Whitey's.

Augustana will be looking for volunteers to serve as world record helpers for the event. Please contact the Office of Public Relations.

Curricular Study Task Force
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
11:30 - 12:30
Olin Auditorium

Members of the Curriculum Task Force remind you that resources related to the faculty forum are posted on Moodle. Please fill out the survey distributed ASAP so that the task force has complete data toward productive information and discussion.  Also, please note the FACULTY MEETING scheduled for Thursday, April 29th, when there will be a full faculty consideration and (perhaps) vote on the task force's recommendation, which will be based on this year's research, meetings, survey, forum, etc.

Spring Term Division Meetings
Thursday, April 29, 2010
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Fine and Performing Arts
Bergendoff 12

Language and Literature
Old Main 124

Natural Science
Science Building 102

History, Philosophy and Religion
Old Main 332

Business and Education
Carlsson Evald 212

Social Sciences
Old Main 122

Monday - Tuesday, August 16-17, 2010