Monday, January 26

4:00 PM - LSFY 103 Meeting
Basement Lounge, Founders Hall

Tuesday, January 27

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Karen Petersen, Business Administration
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - LunchBytes "From the Horse's Mouth: Primary Sources at Tredway Library
Library, North End

8:00 PM - Junior Recital - Cole Guillien, cello
Wallenberg Hall
Free to the public

Wednesday, January 28

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

2:30 - 3:30 PM - Walk-in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

4:15 - 5:15 PM - Progress with AGES Conversation - Jeff Abernathy and Margaret Farrar
Evald Great Hall

8:00 PM - Guest Artist - Joseph Rodriguez, trombone & Masterclass
Wallenberg Hall
Free to the public

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

Thursday, January 29

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation - Ronald Thiemann
Olin Auditorium

4:30 - 6:00 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Dahl Room
Molly Todd or Jason Mahn for more information

7:00 PM - The River Readings at Augustana -  Li-Young Lee
Wallenberg Hall
See Announcements for more information

Friday, January 30

11:00 AM - Augustana Choir-Illinois Music Educators Assoc. Performance
Riverside Community Church, Peoria, IL
Free to the public

7:30 PM - the Learned Ladies (Les Femmes Savantes)
Potter Theatre in Bergendoff Hall
Tickets $10, with discounts for seniors and students. Call 309-794-7306 for more information or to order tickets by phone.

Saturday, January 31

5:00 - 7:00 PM - 7th Annual International Food Festival
College Center Dining Room
See Announcements for more information

7:30 PM - the Learned Ladies (Les Femmes Savantes)
Potter Theatre in Bergendoff Hall
Tickets $10, with discounts for seniors and students. Call 309-794-7306 for more information or to order tickets by phone.

Sunday, February 1

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

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Centennial Hall
Call Quad City Symphony Office for ticket information

1:30 PM - the Learned Ladies (Les Femmes Savantes)
Potter Theatre in Bergendoff Hall
Tickets $10, with discounts for seniors and students. Call 309-794-7306 for more information or to order tickets by phone.

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

Volume 6, Issue 18 - January 26, 2009



Tuesday, January 27th, 11:30 - 12:30, Library, North End
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.

 AGES Conversation

Please join Margaret Farrar and Jeff Abernathy for a conversation on our progress with AGES and plans for the years ahead. 

Wed., Jan. 28th, 4:15 - 5:15
Carlsson Great room.

River Readings at Augustana

Li-Young Lee
Thursday, January 29, 2009, 7:00 p.m., Wallenberg Hall

Nationally acclaimed poet Li-Young Lee has been described this way by Gerald Stern: "What characterizes Lee's poetry is a certain humility...a willingness to let the sublime enter his field of concentration and take over, a devotion to language, a belief in its holiness." The son of Chinese parents who fled persecution in Indonesia when he was a boy, Lee writes about loss, exile, family, and love. His most recent book is Behind My Eyes (Norton 2008). Samples of Lee's poetry can be found on Moodle under Library/The River Readings. For more information about lee see

 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.

Midwest Faculty Seminar - Troubled Waters - March 5-7, 2009
Registration Deadline:  Friday, February 6, 2009

Open registration for the next Midwest Faculty Seminar "Troubled Waters", March 5-7, 2009 is now open. 

7th International Food Fest

Augustana College's Office of International Programs will host the 7th Annual International Food Fest from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 31,  in the College Center dining room.

The dinner, which drew nearly 500 last year, will feature dishes from all parts of the world, including Southeast and East Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Cost for the all-you-can-eat buffet is $10 per person, $5 for children under 10 and five meal points for Augustana students.

Augie students and faculty represent more than 20 countries, and students studying abroad travel to dozens more. The Food Fest is a way to bring those cultures back to the Quad-Cities.

Contact International Programs Associate Director Jane Tiedge for more information. To purchase tickets, please send check (payable to Augustana College) to Jane Tiedge, International Programs, Evald Hall 105.

Dinner menu 

East Asia (Japan, China, Taiwan)
Basmati Rice
Pan Fried Taiwanese Tilapia with Chili Sauce
Gyoza (Pork and Cabbage Pot Stickers)
Ma Po Tofu-Szechwan Tofu and Pork with Chili Soy Marinade
Japanese marinated Chicken Wings

South/Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Thailand)
Naan Indian Flat Bread
Bhindi Bhaji (Okra and Tomatoes)
Fried Pork Spring Rolls with Hoisin Sauce (Vietnam)
Yellow Thai Chicken Curry Indonesian Spiced Rice
Aloo Podina Chat-Indian Potato, Yogurt, Cucumber, Honey, Mint and Spices

Africa (Ghana, Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania)
Jollof Rice- Senegal
Basmati Rice
Atakelte- Ethopian Cabbage
Kenyan Maandazi-Fried Pita Bread
African Fruit Salad-Papaya, Mango, Pineapple, and Bananas
Couscous Salad-Garbanzo, Tomato, Feta, Cilantro, and Mint

Middle East (Egypt and Israel)
Tabbouleh- Lebanese Bulgar, Mint and Parsley Salad
Middle Eastern Carrot Salad-Grated Carrots, Lemon , Coriander, and Mint
Chicken Souvlaki-Oregano and Lemon Marinated Chicken Kabobs
Filafel Wraps-Filafel on Pita with Vegetables and Tzaziki Sauce

Europe (Sweden,Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy)
Grilled Talapia and Shrimp with Pesto Gnocchi
Colcannon-Grilled Potatoes with leeks and Cabbage Mixed with Cream
Chicken and Sausage Paella-Saffron Rice with Vegetables, Chicken and Andouille Sausage
Stamppot: Netherlands Hearty Vegetable Mash Served with Sausage and Gravy

Latin America (Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico)
Brazilian Black Bean Stew
Sliced Mangos with Lime Juice
Refried Bean Sopas with Salsa Verde and Salsa Picante
Jerk Roast Pork with Jalapeno, Pineapple, Tomato and Cilantro

United States
Whitey's Ice Cream