Monday, May 4

1:30 - 2:30 PM - Walk-In Hour with Jeff
116 Founder Hall

4:00 - 6:00 PM - Reception for Mike Green and Dennis Loftin
Evald Great Hall

Tuesday, May 5

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Sarah Ruzek '09
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall

11:30 AM - Walking tour of the Senior Studio Art Student Exhibition
Augustana Art Museum

8:00 PM - Student Recital
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, May 6

9:30 AM - Coffee and Conversations
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

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

8:00 PM - Flute Choir & Clarinet Choir
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
Free and open to the public

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

Thursday, May 7

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation - Rev. Robert Grant "Greening of the Community"
Centennial Hall
See Announcements for more detail

7:00 PM - River Readings - Marvin Bell
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building
Marvin Bell will read selections from his poetry

Friday, May 8

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Reflection Roundtable
Wilson Center

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations
Tim Schermer and Michael Nolan presenting
"Showing We're Worth It: Reports on our Teagle and Wabash Assessment Projects (Looking at Civic Engagement, Senior Inquiry, and the First-Year Experience)
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

7:30 PM - Omniscience
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Building
General $10 - Seniors & students $8

8:00 PM - Jazz Ensemble Concert
Centennial Hall
Joseph Ott, director
Free and open to the public

Saturday, May 9

4:00 PM - Three Choirs Concert
Centennial Hall
Augustana Women's Ensemble
Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble
Collegiate Chorale
Free and open to the public

7:30 PM - Omniscience
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Building
General $10 - Seniors & students $8

Sunday, May 10

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

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

1:30 PM - Omniscience
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Building
General $10 - Seniors & students $8

2:00 PM - Chamber Singers Matinee
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall
Augustana Chamber Singers and Conducting Lab Choir will perform a spring concert of Madrigal and vocal jazz selections
Free and open to the public

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

Volume 6, Issue 29 - May 4, 2009


Farewell Reception for Mike Green and Dennis Loftin
Monday, May 4, 2009
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Evald Great Hall

Convocation: "Greening of the Community"
May 7, 2009
10:30 - 11:20 AM
Centennial Hall

Robert Grant's talk will focus on enviornmental ethics. His interests include social justice and environmental issues, particularly in underprivileged areas such as India, Bengladesh, Africa and inner city Chicago. Rev. Grant has delivered papers on enviornmental ethical issues at a number of regional and national conferences.

He received a B.S. in Philosophy and History from St. Ambrose College, a Masters in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University and his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Iowa. Dr. Grant is an associate professor of Theology at St. Ambrose where he directs the general education program and coordinates the Interdisciplicary Minor in Environmental Studies. He is advisor to GREENLIFE, St. Ambrose's environmental club. He is the recipient of River Action's "Eddy Award" for environmental education and published "A Case Study in Thomistic Environmental Ethics: The Ecological Crisis in the Loess Hills of Iowa," Edwin Mellen Press, 2007.

The River Readings at Augustana: Marvin Bell
Thursday, May 7, 7:00 p.m.
Larson Hall

Venerated poet Marvin Bell received his M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and taught there for forty years. From 2000 to 2004, he served as Iowa's first poet laureate. Bell is the author of many books, the most recent being Mars Being Red (Copper Canyon, 2007). A sample of poems is on Moodle under "library/River Readings."

The Psychology Department would like to recognize 12 student researchers. These students presented a total of seven SI and independent research projects last week at the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago, and the first three listed also received Psi Chi Research Awards for being in the top 15 out of the 250 student projects submitted for the conference.

Clusters Facilitate Metaphor Comprehension: A Career of Metaphor Perspective.
Spencer Campbell, Nicholis Fox, Kathryn McCarthy, and Dan Corts, Faculty Advisor

Implicit Attitudes Toward Students Living in Poverty
Lisa Platt and Dan Corts, Faculty Advisor

Professional and Parental Beliefs about the Causes of Autism.
Anne-Jessica Steed

Measures of Neighborhood Quality and Parental Stress
Sarah Downie and Stephanie Loria, Faculty Advisor: S. A. Fenwick

Creating an Instrument to Assess Collegiate Attitudes Toward Hazing
Julie Gass

Comparison of Item-Method and Rule-Method Directed Forgetting.
Sean Austin, Allison Stoner, and Dan Corts, Faculty Advisor

Motivation for attending college varies by major and learning or grade orientation
Allison Stoner & Sean Austin

Augustana College Department of Theatre Arts
Presents Omniscience

Based on dystopian themes evident in works like 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and The Handmaid's Tale, Tim Carlson's highly acclaimed Omniscience is a timely examination of privacy and digital media in the post-9/11 world. The Augustana College Department of Theatre Arts production marks the US college/university premiere of this play. Mr. Carlson served a residency on campus from May 1-4. Closing weekend:
May 8 & 9 at 7:30pm
May 10 at 1:30
General $10 - Seniors & students $8
Potter Theatre within Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts

Exhibit on Vietnam Term 2008-09
Tredway Library, April 23-May 30, 2009

After five weeks of on-campus preparation, twenty-seven Augustana students and three faculty members (Dr. David Crowe, English; Dr. Ann Ericson, Business; and Dr. Mariano Magalhaes, Political Science) spent February 2009 in Vietnam. The photographs in this exhibit represent some of the highlights of the trip. Historical images from the Vietnam War are also included in the exhibit, reminding us of the terrible costs of the war, and the contrast between past and present. Vietnam Term Director Professor Ericson says, "Today 18-year-olds go to Vietnam not to fight but to learn about the country and meet its people. As we think about the global conflicts our country currently faces, it give us hope that current enemies may become future friends." Thanks to Ann Ericson for creating the exhibit along with library helpers Christine Aden and Margi Rogal, and student workers Helen Reinhold and Maria Ford. Special acknowledgement is made to Nguyen Huy Son, the main guide for the students and faculty in Vietnam, who took the large framed photographs.

Announcement from the National Endowment for the Humanities
2010 Summer Stipend Awards
Application Deadline: October 1, 2009

The National Endowment for the Humanities is again preparing for its Summer Stipends competition. The deadline is October 1, 2009. The announcement, eligibility requirements, and procedures can be read HERE. Please contact Jeff Abernathy if you're interested in applying.

Mark your calendars for the Fall Faculty Retreat
August 17-18, 2009