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
Science Building 102
History, Philosophy and Religion
Old Main 332
Business and Education
Evald Hall 212
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
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 http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=239200018
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.