Monday, September 7

Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, September 8

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Jane Bahls
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

Wednesday, September 9

9:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study: Listening to New Voices About Faith
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

7:00 PM - Midwestern Klezmer Senation: "Yid Vicious"
Free Concert: Rock Island Library, 2nd Floor, 401 19th Street
Presented in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities

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

Thursday, September 10

10:30 AM - Convocation: Kamran Pasha
"Is Hollywood the Enemy of God?"
Centennial Hall

7:00 PM - The River Readings at Augustana - Rebecca Wee
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Friday, September 11

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations: Jon Clauss "Cognitive Development in a Proof Case"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center
Babysitting services will be provided. Contact Mary Koski before 1:00 PM

Saturday, September 12

Sunday, September 13

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 7, Issue 3 - September 8, 2009

Faculty News

Carrie Hough (Sociology, Anthropology & Social Welfare) is a Scholar in Residence at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa during her pre-tenure leave this term. She is working on a new research project that will examine the transition to employed motherhood for women returning to paid work after the birth of their first child. US Census data indicates that over half of employed women who become first-time mothers return to work by the time their infant is three months old. The "fourth trimester" is a time of great change and adjustment for women and their families, and for many new moms this also includes the physical, emotional, social, financial and organizational challenges of integrating mothering and paid work. This interview-based ethnographic research will redress the lack of in depth, qualitative investigation into this transition and seeks to understand how employed women make child care decisions (writ large) pre-natally and whether/how they implement those decisions post-partum, as well as the meanings new moms attach to their strategies to integrate their lives as mothers and workers.

Eric Stewart (Religion) is a contributing author in Volume 5 of The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible. He wrote two articles under the heading "Wither" and "Withered Fig Tree".