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

Faculty News

Allison Beck went to the annual conference for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology last week in Cleveland, and gave a talk titled Trends in Body Size Evolution of the Non-Mammalian Synapsids, coauthored with Karen Sears of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She then coauthored a talk by Dr. Sears called Decoupled Trends in the Evolution of Upright Stance in Non-Mammalian Synapsids. Basically, they both talked about trends in the skeletal evolution of the ancestors of mammals, which are called mammal-like reptiles or non-mammalian synapsids. They will submit their papers for publication to the journal Paleobiology.

Jon Hurty presented a choral reading workshop on anthems for church choirs at the American Choral directors Association Fall Convention on Saturday, October 18th in DeKalb.

Jason Koontz was invited to speak at the 32nd Annual Southern California Botanists Symposium on October 28th at California State University in Fullerton. The symposium theme was "Problem Plant Groups: Difficult to Understand and Identify." Jason's talk, "Delphinium ID: Why a good key is hard to find," focused on why larkspurs are hard to identify and how he hopes to improve the identification key in the upcoming second edition of The Jepson Manual (the flora of California for which Jason is authoring the revision of Delphinium and Consolida). More information on the symposium can be found at Read Jason's abstract here.