Monday, May 3

4:00 PM - Dr. Norman Wirzba, Research Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Rural Life, Duke Divinity School, presents:  "From Nature to Creation: Rethinking our Environmental Crisis"
Old Main 335

Tuesday, May 4

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 -11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflections - Rebecca Wee, English
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

11:00 AM Lunch
11:30 AM -  Geifman Lecture - Ellen Kennedy presents "Vedem: A Children's Literary Magazine in the Terezin Ghetto"
Evald Great Hall

7:00 PM  - Geifman Lecture - Ellen Kennedy presents "Standing Up to the Nazis: Jews' Armed and Spiritual Resistance in the Vilna Ghetto"
Olin Auditorium

8:00 PM - Student Recital - Various student musicians
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, May 5

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.

8:00 PM - Augustana Flute & Clarinet Choirs Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

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

Thursday, May 6

11:30 - 12:30 - Faculty Senate Meeting
Science 102

Friday, May 7

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations-Join Ellen Hay for a brainstorming session: Questions to Consider (see announcements)
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

4:00 PM - Faculty Program: Janina Ehrlich and Robert Elfline. Music for Cello by Jewish Composers
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - The Seagull
Tickets: $10 general; $8 seniors/students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert
Centennial Hall

Saturday, May 8

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM:  2010 Celebration of Learning

11:30 AM - Recognition of Student Honors Program
102 Science Building

12:00 PM - Senior Studio Art Student Exhibition
Art Museum, Centennial Hall

4:00 PM - Augustana Four Choirs Concert
Wennerberg Men's Chorus, Jenny LInd Vocal Ensemble, Ascension Singers, Cantilena Augustana
Centennial Hall

7:30 PM - The Seagull
Tickets: $10 general; $8 seniors/students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

8:00 PM - Seniors Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, May 9

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

1:00 PM - Student Recietal - Kelly Mitroff, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

1:30 PM - The Seagull
Tickets: $10 general; $8 seniors/students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

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

Volume 8, Issue 27 - May 3, 2010


From Nature to Creation:
Rethinking our Environmental Crisis
Dr. Norman Wirzba, Duke Divinity School
Research Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Rural Life
Monday, May 3, 2010
4:00 PM
Old Main 335

Dr. Wirzba is the author of The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age, Living the Sabbath: Discovering the Rhythms of Rest and Delight, and The Grace of Good Food: Eating and the Life of Faith (forthcoming). He is the editor of The Essential Agrarian Reader: The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land and The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry. He is currently at work on another book, For the Health of the World: An Agrarian Manifesto.

Friday Conversations
Friday, May 7, 2010
4:00 PM - presentation, 3:30 refreshments
Wilson Center

Questions to Consider:

Join Ellen Hay for a brainstorming session on questions that the faculty need to discuss over the next academic year.  This is an opportunity to help us frame the conversations and suggest how possible ways to structure these opportunities.


The day will open with a Keynote Address given by Caroline Skaggs Sallee, following which there will be a session of concurrent student presentations, a light lunch and student poster session, and a second session of concurrent student presentations. Ms. Sallee graduarted from Augustana in 2002 with majors in economics and history. She earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan in 2005. She worked for the Government Accountability Office and as a legislative assistant for U.S. Representative Bill Luther before joining her current firm, Anderson Economic Group (AEG) in 2005. Ms. Sallee is the director of AEG's Chicago office and manages economic and public policy projects.

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

Faculty and staff are invited to the Recognition of Student Honors at 11:30 AM in Science 102, in conjunction with the Celebration of Learning. This program will honor underclassmen receiving honors.  No registration for teh Celebration of Learning is required to attend the Recognition of Student Honors.

Senior Honors Convocation

Saturday, May 22, 2010
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
1:00 PM

Faculty and staff and invited to the Senior Honors Convocation on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 1:00 PM in Wallenberg Hall.   The ceremony will recognize academic and departmental honors for senior students, senior students in Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Delta, Lincoln Academic Student Laureate, Glen T. Seaborg Award, and SGA awards.  All participating faculty should be in academic regalia.   Please let Mary Koski in Academic Affairs know if you will be processing.

Issues in Israel and Palestine
Olin Auditorium
Thursday, May 6, 2010
6:30 - 8:00 PM

The International Relations Union will host a program to discuss issues facing Israel and Palestine. Dr. Kim Tunnicliff, director of International Programs, and Ahmed Abuzant, a student from Palestine, will present. There also will be clips from a documentary by Anna Balzer, a Jewish-American activist. You are invited to join in this discussion.  If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Seifert.

2010 Augustana College Senior Studio Art Student Exhibition
May 8-22, 2010

Augustana College senior studio art majors present a cohesive body of their works. This process increases awareness of professional exhibition practices. Student presentations are supervised by Megan Quinn with assistance from Sherry Maurer and Eric Mathis. The fifteenth annual Alpha Vaky Wingard Art Award will be presented.

Walking Tour
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
10:30 a.m.

The exhibiting artists will discuss their work in the Art Museum during a 50-minute program.

Closing Reception
Sunday, May 23, 2010
12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Art Museum hours are noon to 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

MONDAY & TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 & 17, 2010



Celebration of Learning '10
Student Research Symposium
May 8, 2010
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Science 102
9:30 AM