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

Faculty News

Jennifer Burnham (Geography) received the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Anne White Fund Award to conduct research in Greenland this summer. The project title is Quantification and Spatial Distribution of Methyl Mercury in Avian Species of Northwest Greeland.

Patrick Crawford recently had a research article accepted for publication in Protein Engineering, Design, and Selection.  The article is entitled "Epitope mapping in cell surface proteins by site-directed masking: Defining the structural elements of NTPDase3 inhibition by a monoclonal antibody", authors: Vasily V. Ivanenkov, Patrick A. Crawford, Aimi Toyama, Jean Sévigny, and Terence L. Kirley.

Margaret Farrar's article "Amnesia, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Place-Memory" has been accepted for publication in Political Research Quarterly.  

Abstract: In this article, I examine two seemingly opposed modes of place-making, urban sprawl and historic preservation, and their relationship to the politics of memory.  I contend that urban sprawl creates a landscape of either willful or accidental amnesia, where the powers of place are neutralized by ignoring or removing them from history.   Historic preservation, however, can have equally depoliticizing effects by conjuring up peculiar, selective, or even wholly imaginary pasts.  Thus despite their apparent opposition, I argue that both practices often work against a meaningful understanding of the relationship between identity, memory and place.  Rather than accept the false choice between amnesia and nostalgia, I advocate for an ethos of what Walter Benjamin calls "porosity" in creating, maintaining, and evaluating the vitality of our urban spaces.

Jeff Strasser and Mike Wolf traveled with thirteen geology majors to the Geological Society of America, regional conference in Branson, Missouri April 10-13. Four geology majors (three seniors and a junior!) presented posters on their senior inquiry and summer research. Students presenting include: Brandon Melton, Henry Stauffenberg, Kelsey Thornton and Katie Pauls. You can read their abstracts by clicking on

Jeff presented a talk in a geoscience education session, reporting on the GEOL105 summer course that Mike and he have taught annually since 2002. The abstract is available at