Monday, April 20

11:30 AM - Harry Brod "Beyond 'But We Were Both Drinking!': The Ethics and erotics of Sexual Consent"
Board Room, College Center

4:00 PM - Women & Gender Studies Tea Hour Series Talk and Reception with Harry Brod
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

5:30 PM - Interfaith Understanding Group
Founders Hall Basement
Supper is included
RSVP to Richard Priggie

7:00 PM - Harry Brod "The People of the Comic Book"
Olin Auditorium

7:30 PM - George Gmelch: The Changing World of Professional Baseball
Science Building Room 102

Tuesday, April 21

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Levoy Workshop Follow-Up
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

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

7:00 PM - Augustana Historical Society Meeting
Wilson Center

Wednesday, April 22

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

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

6:00 PM - Readings
Iowa Writers' Workshop Teaching Fellows Alicia Myers (poetry) and Dan Rosenberg (poetry)
Wilson Center

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

Thursday, April 23

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation
John Granger
See Announcements for more information
Centennial Hall

4:30 PM - RSVP Deadline for Rituals and Practices Workshop
See Announcements for more information

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

7:30 PM - Ric Burns' Documentary Film Showing: Tecumseh's Vision
Olin Auditorium
See Announcements for more information

Friday, April 24

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Reflection Roundtable
Wilson Center
See CVR for more information

4:00 PM - Week Seven Seminar
"Darwin's Contribution to Modern Thought"
led by Kevin Geedey

3:30 PM - Refreshments
Tredway Library
See Announcements for more information

Saturday, April 25

8:00 PM - The Handel Oratorio Society Spring Concert
Centennial Hall

Sunday, April 26

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

12:00 - 400 PM - Campus-Wide Clean-Up
See Announcements for more information

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

7:00 PM - Percussion Ensemble
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Building

8:00 - Handbell Choir
Ascension Chapel

Volume 6, Issue 27 - April 20, 2009

Faculty News

Mike Egan's co-authored chapter titled "Fostering Geometric Thinking in the Middle Grades: Professional Development for Teachers in Grades 5-10" was published in the book Understanding Geometry for a Changing World: The 71st Yearbook of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  The chapter discusses a framework for identifying and promoting productive geometric thinking in middle school students.

Steve Hager recently attended the annual joint meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society and the Association of Field Ornithologists in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 8-12, 2009. His presentation, titled "Human-related threats to urban raptors", summarized the literature on sources of mortality known to affect hawks, eagles, and owls that inhabit urban landscapes in the United States and Canada.  His work suggested that collisions by vehicles and windows are the most significant potential threats to urban populations and that future research should evaluate the impact of collisions on population health. 

Larry Peterson contributed music to the film Paving the Way, which premiered on Sunday, April 19th at the Putnam IMAX theatre in Davenport. This movie recounts the efforts of building the "National Park-to-Park Highway" in the early 1900s. The film maker, Brandon Wade, is a native of Davenport. After the premiere, it will be airing on several PBS stations.Dara Wegman-Geedey recently completed abstract reviews of infectious disease and genetic epidemiology studies for the epidemiology section of the American Public Health Association for their 137th Annual Meeting (to be held in Philadelphia in November 2009).  Dara has been a reviewer for the epidemiology section of APHA each year since 2003.