Monday, April 26, 2010

4:00 PM - Sabbatical Reports:  David Ellis presents "Constitution as Resolution? Interpreting Prussia's Constitutional Debate among Conservatives in the 1848 Revolution" and Nirmala Salgado presents "Global Empowerment, Local Practices: Gendered Experiences of Contemporary Buddhist Nuns" 
Evald 120

4:00 - 5:30 PM - LSFY 103 Meeting
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - "Don't Call Me Sir: A Transgender Story" - Dr. Stephanie Dykes
Science 304

7:00 PM - The River Readings at Augustana (postponed from the original date of 1-21-10)
Robyn Schiff & Nick Twemlow read from their poetry
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

10:45 AM - Student Recitals (various students)
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 -11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflections - A Special Inter-Faith Worship Service will be in place of a speaker today
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Venerable Bhikkhuni Kusuma presents: "Meditation and Managing Stress"
Andreen Basement

5:30 PM - Screening of the documentary, "A Mirror to the Heart"
sponsored by the Africana Studies Program for Minority Health Month

Olin Auditorium

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

8:00 AM - Augustana Guitar Ensemble
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Evald Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study:  The Path of Descent
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

3:45 PM - Teaching Circle
Wilson Center

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Venerable Bhikkhuni Kusuma presents: "Ordaining Buddhist Women in Asia: Contemporary Perspectives"
Old Main 128

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

Thursday, April 29, 2010

10:30 AM - Division Meetings
various locations - see announcements

11:30 AM - Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

4:30 PM - "Don't Act Now! Selling Sexual Abstinence in the Religious Marketplace" presented by Sara Moslener
Olin 304

7:00 PM - Community Lecture Series:  Arthur Pitz presents: "The American Eugenics Movement: Precursor to the Holocaust"
Science 102

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Venerable Bhikkhuni Kusuma presents: Interfaith Understanding Group - talk and meditation
Ascension Chapel, 2nd floor, Founders Hall

Friday, April 30, 2010

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations:   "Gender Matters:  How can I (or why should I) think about gender?
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Saturday, May 1, 2010

2:00 PM - Student Recital, River Stanford, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert
Centennial Hall

Sunday, May 2, 2010

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

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

6:00 PM - Webster Competition
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Volume 8, Issue 26 - April 26, 2010


The River Readings at Augustana
Robyn Schiff & Nick Twemlow
April 26, 2010
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Poets Robyn Schiff and Nick Twemlow read from their poetry. Schiff heads undergraduate creative writing at the University of Iowa and has two books published by Iowa, Worth and Revolver. Twemlow, poetry editor for The Iowa Review and a student of film production at Iowa, co-edited The Canary, a magazine of poems, for six years; he now co-edits Canarium Books with Schiff.

Don't Call Me Sir: A Transgender Story
April 26, 2010
7:00 PM
Science Building 304

Dr. Stephanie Dykes will present her story of transition from male to female in mid-life after marriage, fatherhood, divorce and recession-induced unemployment that enabled a new beginning. See this interview with her in Echelon Magazine.  Dr. Dykes has worked in both business and education as a researcher. In addition to her "day job," she is lecturing on transgender and transsexual issues at colleges and universities. Sponsored by Women's & Gender Studies. Free and open to the public.

Spring Term Division Meetings
Thursday, April 29, 2010
10:30 - 11:30 AM 

Fine and Performing Arts
Bergendoff 12

Language and Literature
Old Main 124

Natural Science
Science Building 102

History, Philosophy and Religion
Old Main 332

Business and Education
Carlsson Evald 212

Social Sciences
Old Main 122

Monday - Tuesday, August 16-17, 2010

Please attend, or encourage your students to attend, events surrounding the visit of the Venerable Bhikkhuni Kusuma to campus this week.  

The Venerable Bhikkhuni Kusuma is a leading Theravada Buddhist nun with the higher ordination and has been involved in training Theravada Buddhist women who are interested in being ordained as renunciants.  In her talk she will be discussing her experiences in training Buddhist women in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore and explaining the significance of the ordination for contemporary Buddhist women in Asia.

The Venerable Bhikkhuni Kusuma is talking in a number of classes and will lead three public sessions, open to all, currently scheduled as follows:

The Venerable Bhikkhuni Kusuma's visit to campus is funded by the Institute of leadership and service, the Augustana Humanities Fund and the Interfaith understanding group; instrumental in bringing her here also is Dr. Nirmala Salgado of Religion Department.

Recognition of Student Honors Program
(for underclassmen)
Saturday, May 8, 2010
11:30 AM
Science 102

Senior Honors Convocation
(for seniors)
Saturday, May 22, 2010
1:00 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building