Monday, January 19

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

6:30 - 8:30 PM - High School Band Festival Finale Concert
Centennial Hall
James Lambrecht
Free to the public

Tuesday, January 20

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Broadcast of President Barack Obama Swearing-In Ceremony
Olin Auditorium

There will be NO Tuesday Reflections due the the Inauguration

CANELLED - LunchBytes
Library, PBK Room

8:00 - 11:00 PM - Student Recital
Centennial Hall
Free to the public

Wednesday, January 21

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

4:00 PM - ACTL PowerPoint Workshop
Evald 315
Presented by Paul Lewellen. See Announcements for for information

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Women's and Gender Studies Tea Series - "The Diatribe of Ann Coulter: Gendered Style, Conservative Ideology, and the Public Sphere" presented by Steve Klien, Communication Studies
Evald Great Hall

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

Thursday, January 22

No Convocation Today

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Teaching Circle
Old Main 128

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Division Meetings
See Announcements for location

8:00 PM - Ethnographic Film Series "The Snowbowl Effect"
Science Building Room 304

Friday, January 23

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Augustana College Studio Art Faculty Exhibition (Friday Conversations)
Augustana College Art Museum
Public reception to follow 4:30 - 6:30 PM
See Announcements for more detail

7:30 - 10:30 PM  - Percussion Ensemble
Ensemble Room-Bergendoff Building of Fine Arts
Tony Oliver
Free to the public

Saturday, January 24

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Admissions Departmental Open House & Scholarship Competition

4:00 - 6:00 PM - Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Elise Croner & Megan Hoener, flute
Free to the public

8:00 - 11:00 PM - Faculty Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Double Reed Faculty Recital
Cynthia Lambrecht, oboe
Sue Bawden, bassoon
Robert Elfline, piano and harpsichord
Angela Hand, voice
Bach, Poulenc, Dring and other composers represented

Sunday, January 25

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

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

Volume 6, Issue 17 - January 19, 2009


Swearing-In Ceremony of President Barack Obama

The college would like to provide to the campus the opportunity to view the historic Swearing-in Ceremony of President Barack Obama.  This will be held in Olin Auditorium, Tuesday, January 20, 2009 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon.

LunchBytes @ the Library

Tuesday, January 20th, 11:30 - 12:30, Library, PBK Room
From the Horse's Mouth: Primary Sources at Tredway Library

The Historical New York Times . . . American Civil War Letters and Diaries . . . What They Said: The Yearbook of Spoken Opinion. These are but a few of the valuable print and digital primary source materials available to Augustana students and faculty through Tredway Library. Join librarians Carla Tracy, Anne Earel, and Amanda Makula for a discussion of these unique resoures and their potential to enhance student research in a variety of disciplines. Pizza will be provided; please bring your own beverage.

A joint program of Tredway Library and ITS, "LunchBytes" is a faculty brown-bag lunch series exploring teaching resource and issues in higher education.

Division Meetings - January 22, 2009
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Fine and Performing Arts
Bergendoff Room 12

Language and Literature
Old Main 124

Natural Science
Science Building 102

History, Philosophy and Religion
Old Main 332

Business and Education
Evald Hall 212

Social Sciences
Old Main 122

Augustana College Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

The Augustana College Art Museum is celebrating the Augustana College Studio Art Faculty Exhibition beginning with a January 23rd Friday Conversations session (3:30 p.m.) when the artists will be present for a unique opportunity to discuss their displayed work. This bi-annual exhibition of studio art faculty members' works features: Megan Quinn, ceramics; Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, fibers; Peter Xiao, paintings; James Konrad, paintings printmaking; Bruce Walters, digital images/drawings; John Deason, photography/sculpture; Corrine Smith, mixed-media  paintings; and Stacey Replinger, watercolors. Sherry Maurer notes that "these are some of the tenured faculty's most ambitious new pieces I have yet seen." The Friday Conversations session will be followed by a public reception from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. At the public reception music will be provided by rock/pop group Minus Six (Kevin Carton, Kameron Rummans, Matt Siversten and Rob Baner). The exhibition continues through March 22 (closed for break February 15-March 10). There is no admission charge. Augustana College Art Museum hours are noon to 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, contact the Art Museum during weekday hours at 309-794-7231.

Week Seven Seminar In Week Eight

Friday, January 30, Tredway Library
3:30 p.m. refreshments; 4:00 p.m. discussion
"Leonard Bernstein on Terrorism"

So what happens when Leonard Bernstein speaks at 2:00 a.m. in  a Harard dorm with a couple of bottles of scotch before a group of students and the president of the college? An amazing speech about fear, terrorism, music, global politics, and detente that remained unpublished until it appeared in the Autumn 2008 issue of The Americdan Scholar. The speech represents in many ways teh nature of the impassioned, complicated musician Leonard Bernstein, whose 90th  birthday was celebrated in 2008. Read the speech and join us to talk about Bernstein, music, and politics with Augustana's own impassioned musician Daniel Culver. (Reading is on Moodle under "library".)

In Honor of Black History Month - Ain't I a Woman!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009
7:00 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
Sponsored by the Augustana Institute for Leadership and Service

The Core Ensemble, Tahirah Whittington, cello, Hugh Hinton, piano, and Michael Parola, percussion, with actress Taylore Mahogany Scott, will perform the music theatre work Ain't I a Woman! The work is the latest in a series of multicultural and feminist performance pieces produced by the ensemble over the past ten years.  Ain't I a Woman! celebrates the life and times of four powerful African Amerian women: renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter, and fervent civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. The musical score is drawn from the heartfelt spirituals and blues of the Deep South, the urban vitality of the Jazz Age, and contemporary concert music by African Americans. Ain't I a Woman! is a joyful exploration of the trials and triumphs of four passionate and accomplished women. The event is free and open to the public. Please encourage your students to attend.

Summer Programs in Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities encourages educators to apply for summer programs in the Humanities

Stipends for travel and living expenses will be provided to school and university teachers attending seminars, institutes, and workshops designed to deepen their understanding of important subjects and academic trends in the humanities. Various deadlines.