This Week

Monday, October 27

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

Tuesday, October 28

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Walk in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections
President Steve Bahls
Ascension Chapel, 2nd floor, Founders Hall

8:00 PM - Honors Recital
Wallenberg Hall

Wednesday, October 29

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

8:00 PM - Jazz Combo Soiree
Wallenberg Hall

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

Thursday, October 30

No Convocation This Week

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Division Meetings
Please see room assignments in "Announcements"

2:00 PM - 11th Annual Frieze Lecture Series
Community Room, Rock Island Library, downtown branch
Meg Gillette, speaking on the short story

Friday, October 31

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations Week 10 Reception
3:30 Refreshments
Wilson Center

Saturday, November 1

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM - Admissions Visit Day
Roy J. Carver P.E. Center

2:00 PM - Concert Band & Flute Choir
Centennial Hall
Augustana Flute Choir
Janet Stodd, conductor
Concert Band
Rick Jaeschke, conductor

7:00 - 8:30 PM - Planetarium/Museum Fall Open House
John Deere planetarium, 820 38th Street
Free and open to the public

8:00 PM - Symphonic Band
Centennial Hall
James Lambrecht, conductor

Daylight Savings Time ends overnight tonight

Sunday, November 2

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

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Centennial Hall
Tickets $20-$32 available at

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

6:00 PM - Augustana Vegetarian Society Pre-Finals Dinner
Westerlin main lounge
Donations of prepared dishes appreciated

Volume 6, Issue 10 - October 27, 2008

Center for Vocational Reflection (CVR)

Values of Augustana

The next Values talk will be on Thursday, Dec. 11th in the Library…. Mark your calendar. Watch this space for the name of the prestigious faculty member who will be presenting! YOU could be next!

If you would like a printed copy of the Values of Augustana talks from last year, drop a note to Bob Haak or Wes Keppy. We'll send it along.

Values Talk with Your Students?

Do you have conversations about values with your students? Maybe 'coffee' is the entree to such a conversation: not about fair trade or growing conditions‚Ķ.much smaller and closer to home.

Some of you know, others maybe not, that the coffee machine in Evald is shut down because students--too many of them anyway--did not think that they should have to contribute the $1 for a cup of coffee. At least one of them argued with me strongly that he shouldn't have to pay anything since he was paying tuition. Because we were losing so much money on the machine, we just shut it down. But this isn't about the loss of the machine.

While we are working on a way to reopen the machine more securely, it seems like this might be an interesting conversation with your students. Should a student have to contribute the suggested amount for a cup of coffee at a machine in a campus building? This may seem like an obvious question to you, but we have heard, directly and indirectly, that many students think that they needn't do this. We have evidence that they acted on that belief. What are your students' views on this? What are the implications about values for an answer either way? Could this be an excuse for a 'values of Augustana' conversation with them?