Monday, February 8

4:00 - 5:30 PM - ALL LSFY Faculty Meeting
Wilson Center

Tuesday, February 9

10:45 AM - Student Recital - Various student musicians
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 -11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflections - Dr. Michael Zemek, Music
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital-Christine Robertson, soprano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, February 10

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

NO Convocation this week

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study "Life's meaning and purpose"
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

4:00 PM - "Chill the Drills: Oil Development and Climate Change in America's Arctic" presented by Kit McGurn, National Arctic Organizer for Sierra Club
Swenson Hall of Geosciences, room 106

4:00 PM - Tea-Hour Series - Dr. Carrie Hough presents:  "Juggling? Balancing? Blending? New Moms and the Return to Work"
Old Main 128

7:00 PM - Pan's Laberynth (El laberinto del fauno)
Final film in the 15th Hispanic Film Festival

Science Building Auditorium

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Combo Soiree
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

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

Thursday, February 11

10:45 - 11:15 AM - The Drinking Gourd-a short play
John Deere Lecture Hall

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

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Departmet & Program Chairs
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - The Vagina Monologues
Seventh annual production of Eve Ensler's play will raise funds to prevent violence toward women
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Friday, February 12

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations: Planning for the Future of AGES
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

6:00 - 10:00 PM - Parent's Night Out Child Care
Erickson's Basement

Saturday, February 13

7:00 PM - The Vagina Monologues
Seventh annual production of Eve Ensler's play will raise funds to prevent violence toward women
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphony Orchestra and Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble Concert
Centennial Hall

Sunday, February 14

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

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


Volume 8, Issue 20 - February 8, 2010

Faculty News

Rob Elfline recently spent three days on the campus of Western Kentucky University as a part of WKU's Visiting Artist Series. While on campus, Rob presented a lecture entitled "Collaborative Expectations: Encouraging Successful Collaboration Practices Between Pianists, Instrumentalists and Vocalists," which was followed by a master class for duo teams of WKU students. The following day Rob appeared with mezzo-soprano Liza Forrester Kelly in a concert of works that culminated in a complete performance of George Crumb's "Apparition," a rarely-heard and technically demanding song cycle for soprano and prepared piano.

Peter Xiao has a two-person show February-March in Midcoast Fine Art Gallery, Mississippi Welcome Center, Le Claire, IA.  He named his part of the show Batman Rules. The following is his show statement:

Shown here are my works from 2007-2009 that are related to, inspired by or indirectly, partially participated in by my children.  I named the show after one image inspired by a funny combination of toys that my son made up one day two years ago.  There are loose observations of painted plastic toys made in China that were retired onto my studio shelves for fear of lead contamination.  There are adaptations of children's fanciful drawings to colorful grounds bearing colors approximating the US and Chinese flags.  There are variations from children's drawings to accompany images of children portrayed in likewise fanciful and childlike manner - or not.   I am an admirer of children's natural approach to art, of the simple forms and colors that are used more freely and instinctively in contrast to those by adults trained and untrained alike.  Seeing my or any children draw with confidence and determination is one of the marvelous experiences for me as an artist and a parent.  

On Jan. 29 Michael Zemek conducted the Junior High Choir for the Southeast Iowa Choral Directors Honor Choir Festival.  Over 100 seventh- and eighth-grade students from 10 middle and junior high schools were selected through audition to participate in the day-long event.  The concluding concert consisted of six choral selections representing multiple historical, geographical and stylistic genres. The next morning Michael presented a session at the Illinois Music Educators Associations All-State Conference in Peoria titled "Developing Vocal Independence in the Choral Ensemble."  The session explored practical strategies for building individual singer's confidence and independence within the choral rehearsal and was especially focused on providing specific ideas for conductors of young, developing choirs as a way to improve the overall experience and performance of their ensembles.