This Week

Monday, October 27

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LS 102 Meeting
Founders Hall Basement

Tuesday, October 28

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Walk in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections
President Steve Bahls
Ascension Chapel, 2nd floor, Founders Hall

8:00 PM - Honors Recital
Wallenberg Hall

Wednesday, October 29

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Weekly Bible Study
Chicago Room, College Center
Led by Pastor Priggie, College Chaplain
Bring your lunch if you wish, and a Bible

8:00 PM - Jazz Combo Soiree
Wallenberg Hall

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

Thursday, October 30

No Convocation This Week

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Division Meetings
Please see room assignments in "Announcements"

2:00 PM - 11th Annual Frieze Lecture Series
Community Room, Rock Island Library, downtown branch
Meg Gillette, speaking on the short story

Friday, October 31

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations Week 10 Reception
3:30 Refreshments
Wilson Center

Saturday, November 1

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM - Admissions Visit Day
Roy J. Carver P.E. Center

2:00 PM - Concert Band & Flute Choir
Centennial Hall
Augustana Flute Choir
Janet Stodd, conductor
Concert Band
Rick Jaeschke, conductor

7:00 - 8:30 PM - Planetarium/Museum Fall Open House
John Deere planetarium, 820 38th Street
Free and open to the public

8:00 PM - Symphonic Band
Centennial Hall
James Lambrecht, conductor

Daylight Savings Time ends overnight tonight

Sunday, November 2

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

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Centennial Hall
Tickets $20-$32 available at

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

6:00 PM - Augustana Vegetarian Society Pre-Finals Dinner
Westerlin main lounge
Donations of prepared dishes appreciated

Volume 6, Issue 10 - October 27, 2008


Division Meeting this Week

Thursday, October 30, 2008
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

All meetings will take place in the following rooms:

Fine and Performing Arts - Steve Klien
Bergendoff Room 12

Language and Literature - Laura Green
Old Main ­­­­124

Natural Science - Darrin Good
Science Building 103

History, Philosophy and Religion - David Hill
Old Main 332

Business and Education - Randall Hengst
Carlsson 212

Social Sciences - David Dehnel
Old Main 122

HEDS Research Practices Survey

In last week's newsletter, the link to the HEDS Research Practices Survey was apparently out of date. If you wish to see the survey, you can find it at
Carleton College led the team that developed the survey).

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Barbara Gottschalk will be on campus December 1-5. Please contact Ellen Hay if you would like to arrange for her to meet with one of your classes or a student group that you advise.

Fifteen years ago, Barbara Gottschalk helped found Seeds of Peace with John and Janet Wallach. In its first year, 46 teenagers from Israel, Palestine, and Egypt journeyed to camp in Maine for an intensive three-week workshop on conflict resolution. Today more than 4,000 young people are a part of this program that has expanded beyond the Middle East to also include young people from South Asia, Cyprus and the Balkans. Using dialogue sessions, religious services and culture nights, students learn about each other and begin to develop a respect for diverse perspectives. Typical camp activities and special group challenges encourage the campers to strengthen their relationships with each other. The Seeds of Peace program has now developed a variety of regional programs in the Middle East and South Asia to continue its work. Educator workshops, dialogue sessions, community service projects and conflict management workshops promote peace and a "circle of concern" in those areas.

Barbara Gottschalk received her B.A. degree from Earlham College and a MSW from the University of Chicago. She holds an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from Franklin Pierce University. She was a clinical and school social worker for 30 years before helping found Seeds of Peace.