Monday, March 16

5:30 - 7:00 PM - Interfaith Understanding Group
Founders Hall Basement Lounge
Supper is included
Pastor Priggie

Tuesday, March 17

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Walk-In Hour With Jeff
116 Founders Hall

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Val Liveoak
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall
Val Liveoak is a Peace Activist from Friends of Peace Teams

2:30 PM - Guest Artist-USAF Jazz Combo
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Building of Fine Arts
This presentation is geared towards music as a profession, but all are welcome.

7:00 PM - "Mixed Drink Mixed Emotions" with Ross Szabo
Olin Auditorium

7:00 PM - PEACE of Pie Fest
Evald Great Hall

8:00 PM - St. Patrick's Day Concert
Heart Strings and Augustana Flute Choir
Wallenberg Hall - Denkmann Building

Wednesday, March 18

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study "Jesus and the
Kingdom of God"
Chicago Room, College Center
Led by Pastor Priggie, College Chaplain. Bring your lunch if you wish, and a Bible

12:00 PM - African Art Exhibit Tour
Centennial Hall
Tour led by Dr. Margaret Morse, includes an informal talk on African masks located in the museum.

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital
Randall Hall, saxophones
Wallenberg Hall - Denkmann Building
Works by Bach, Bonneau, Carlson, Desenclos, and Schumann

8:30 PM - Morikeba Kouyate Concert
Centennial Hall
Morikeba Kouyate will give a concert on the kora, a traditional African stringed instrument.
Free and open to the public.

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

Thursday, March 19

10:30 - 11:30 - Teaching Circle

Old Main 128

No Convocation This Week

12:00 PM - Deadline to Notify Jeff Abernathy
about attending MFS: Religion and Morality
(see announcements)

4:30 PM - African Poetry Reading
Wallenberg Hall - Denkmann Building
John Tawiah-Boateng will read select African poems.

5:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department Chairs
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - French Film Festival: Persopolis
Science Building Auditorium

7:00 PM - "All Consuming: Conversations on Oil and Water"
Olin Auditorium
Join this discussion on the issues of water use, oil and ethanol.

8:00 PM - African Movie Night - "The Wooden Camera"
Evald Hall
Introduction and discussion by Todd Cleveland

Friday, March 20

12:00 - 1:00 PM -  "The God of Animals" Book Discussion for River Readings
Katz-Harris Room, Tredway Library
Bring your lunch. Dessert is provided.

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations - Sabbatical Reports
Joanna Short "Altruism, Life Insurance, and the Bequest Strategies of Early Twentiety-Century Families" and
Lina Zhou "The Pricing of Scholarly Journals"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

6:30 PM - Kathy Bulucos Collection Exhibit
Centenial Hall
African art exhibition of objects from the Kathy Bulucos Memorial Collection, refreshments provided.

7:15 PM - Adinkra Textile Printing
by Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, Professor of Art
Centennial Hall

7:45 PM - ARThentic: African Wearable Textiles
fashion show presented by Althea Saunders
Centennial Hall

Saturday, March 21

3:00 PM - Memorial Service for Dr. Richard Anderson
Ascension Chapel
Reception immediately following in Fryxell Geology Museum

8:00 PM - Wabash College's Wamidan World Music Performance Ensemble
Centennial Hall
Directed by professor James Makubuya, a Ugandan-born ethnomusicologist, instrumentalist, singer, dancer, and choreographer. The Augustana College Choir also will perform African choral selections.

Sunday, March 22

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

4:00 PM - Faculty Recital-
Deborah Dakin, viola

Considering Shostakovich
Centennial Hall

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


Volume 6, Issue 22 - March 16, 2009



David Davies (Music) and Carrie Davies (Music) welcomed Clara Joy into the world on February 17th. Clara weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. and has a full head of beautiful dark hair. Older brother and sister are learning to share the spotlight and are enjoying their new toy.

Midwest Faculty Seminar:  Religion and Morality
April 16-18, 2009

Registration deadline is 12:00 PM on Friday, March 20, 2009. 
Please contact Jeff Abernathy before 12:00 Noon on Thursday, March 19th if you are interested in attending this seminar.

Office of Student Activities Spring Term Events

"Mixed Drinks Mixed Emotions" with Ross Szabo
March 17, 2009
7:00 PM
Olin Auditorium

"Mixed Drinks Mixed Emotions" is a variation on Szabo's primary program but with an emphasis on the role of alcohol as both a symptom and a trigger of mental health problems. It's a tremendous new perspective on campus alcohol issues.

River Readings

The discussion of Aryn Kyle's book, The God of Animals will be on Friday, March 20th at 12:00 PM in the Katz-Harris Room of Tredway Library.  Bring your lunch...dessert is provided.  Discussion is open to students, faculty and staff----yes, that means you, too!

Aryn Kyle will be visiting campus and reading in The River Readings on Thursday, March 26th, at 7:00 PM in Wallenberg Hall.  Refreshments will be served following the reading.

Memorial Service
for Emeritus Geology Professor
Dr. Richard Anderson

Celebrate the life of "Doc" Anderson with his family, friends, former students and colleagues in Ascension Chapel on Saturday, March 21st at 3:00 PM. Reception immediately following in the Fryxell Geology Museum.

Environmental Film Fest
Saturday, March 28, 2009
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fryxell Geology Museum

The Augustana Fryxell Geology Museum and the Departments of Geology and Geography are pleased to partner with the local chapter of the Sierra Club by hosting their 4th annual Environmental Film Fest on Saturday, March 28th from 11 AM - 7 PM at the museum. Open to the public and free of charge, the 2009 Environmental Film Fest will focus on water.  The five full-length movies and nine "shorts" that will be shown throughout the day address the environmental and social issues regarding water use, abuse, conservation, pollution, and privatization. In addition to Augustana's Jennifer Burnham, Garry Griffith, Norm Moline, Jason Peters, Jeff Strasser and Mike Wolf, local experts from RiverAction, City of Moline Water Department, Sierra Club, Radish Magazine, and Partners of Scott County Watershed will be leading discussions after each movie. for a complete listing of movies, times and descriptions, go to  Join us at the movies!

  Ethics Essay Competition

Each spring, the Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics sponsors an Ethics Essay Competition. Please see the attachment for details, but note that monetary awards are given for the top three essays submitted and topics can include any recently written paper with an ethical component (applied or theoretical).  For additional information, contact Heidi Storl.

Alumni/Departmental Summer Assistantships
[4 awards at $500]
Deadline: Wednesday, April 1 @ 4:30 p.m.

Proposal: Should provide an overview and scope of the work to be done and the impact of this project on the student, the college and/or the discipline. It is preferred that the proposal come fom both student and faculty, however, proposals from faculty members will be considered if the student has not been selected yet. Proposals do not have to be lengthy, 1-2 pages will suffice. Submit proposals electronically to:

Projects: Although recent past proposals have focused on teaching and learning projects, the alumni board would also like to encourage other subjects and research projects for more variety.

Deadline for Submission:  Wednesday, April 1, 2009 by 4:30 p.m.

Questions:  Contact Michael Green in the Academic Affairs Office.

Illinois Humanities Council Event

The Illinois Humanities Council is sponsoring a series of approximately 15 sessions around the state on:  All Consuming: Conversations on Oil and Water in Illinois. Norm Moline was asked to serve on the advisory committee for the three sessions which will be held in western Illinois. Fortunately, one of the sessions will be here in the Quad Cities - on March 19 from 7:00 - 9:30 PM in Olin Auditorium. (The other ones will be in Galesburg and Peoria). The topic for the March 19th session is: "Oil and water in ethanol production and the relationship/tension between nature and society". Presenters will include an environmental scientist/geographer from Southern Illinois University, a senior research economist from the University of Chicago, a philosophy professor from Knox College and a farmer. For more information, please contact Norm Moline.


News About the Augustana College Art Collection

Two works of art from the Augustana College Art Collection were recently selected to be reproduced on the new Internet home page banner of the Association of College and University Museums and Galleries (ACUMG).  The Chicago design firm had an array of possible images from important academic museums across the country.  Selected were a ceramic by Jody Folwell from the Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection, and an 1872 landscape painting by William Keith that was donated in memory of Dr. Fritiof and Regina Fryxell. This is national coverage for the art collection at Augustana College.

Sherry C. Maurer
Director, Augustana College Art Museum