This Week

Monday, October 20

11:30 - 1:00 PM - Faculty Reflective Practitioner Groups: A Model to Consider
Carlsson Evald Hall, Seminar Room
Prior RSVP necessary

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LS Faculty Transition Meeting
Wilson Center
Participation of ALL LSFY instructors (regardless of term) is strongly encouraged

5:30 - 6:45 PM - Interfaith Understanding Group
Founders Hall Basement Lounge

Tuesday, October 21

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Walk-in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Teaching Circle
Old Main 128

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections Chris Scott, Music Dept.
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital
Ascension Chapel
Composition Recital
All pieces composed by David Horace Davies

Wednesday, October 22

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Weekly Bible Study
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch and a Bible

5:30 - 6:30 PM - After Hours Poetry and Fiction
Sorensen, 3rd Floor, Old Psych Lounge

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Robert Elfline, piano

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

Thursday, October 23

3:30 - 6:00 PM - Civic Engagement as Senior Inquiry
The Kemper Reflective Leader Internship Program
Carlsson-Evald 113
Aimed at faculty interested in service learning and students interested in such internships

4:30 - 6:00 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Dahl Room, College Center 
For more information contact Molly Todd or Jason Mahn

7:00 PM - Writers Read at Augustana
Wallenberg Hall
Rick Moody, fiction & memoir
Author of seven books of fiction, incl. The Ice Storm and The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions

Friday, October 24

3:45 PM - Master Class
Larson Hall
Tom Baresel, Professor at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music,  will be conducting a Master Class for voice students. Performers are already chosen, but the Master Class is open to anyone to attend.

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center
Charles Blaich,
Wabash College
"What the Wabash Study Suggests About Teaching & Learning at Liberal Arts Colleges"

8:00 PM - Jazz Ensemble
Centennial Hall
Joseph Ott, director

Saturday, October 25

4:00 PM - Four Choirs Concert
Centennial Hall
Augustana Choir
Augustana Women's Ensemble
Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble
Collegiate Chorale
Jon Hurty, conductor
Sonja Hurty, conductor
Michael Zemek, conductor

Sunday, October 26

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

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

Volume 6, Issue 9 - October 20, 2008

Faculty News

A movement from a recent composition for solo piano, The Wordless Book, by David Davies (Music) was performed by Dr. Walter Saul at Fresno Pacific University on October 1st. The work was presented on a concert entitled "One New Humanity," which was part of Fresno Pacific's 2009 Building a Culture of Peace Festival.

On October 10-11 David Davies attended the 2008 National Conference of the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers (CFAMC) at Indiana Wesleyan University. His piano work, The Wordless Book, was selected for inclusion on the Friday evening concert at the conference and was performed in its entirety by David's wife, and a Music Department accompanist, Carrie Davies. At the 2008 Conference David was also selected by the CFAMC Board to serve as the new Director of Regional Conferences.

Margaret Farrar (Political Science) has been invited to submit her recent APSA conference paper "Home/sick: memory, place, and loss in New Orleans" for a symposium on spatial politics in the journal Theory & Event.

On the eve of the final 2008 presidential debate, Steve Klien (Communication Studies) was interviewed by the Argus-Dispatch for his observations regarding the role of nonverbal communication (or "body language") by presidential and vice-presidential candidates during debates. The article identifies and interprets elements of nonverbal behavior during the first three campaign debates this season, and briefly discusses the possible implications. Steve was also interviewed on air by Mark and Steve, the "KUUL Morning Guys" on KUUL 101.3 FM on the mornings of Wednesday and Thursday, October 15 and 16, 2008, on body language and the debates. The Argus-Dispatch article may be found at the following link: Click HERE to listen to the live recording of the interview.

Cyrus Zargar (Religion) was recently interviewed by the Quad City Times. Read the article here.