Monday, November 30

4:00 - 5:30 PM - LSFY 102 Meeting
Chicago Room, College Center

Tuesday, December 1

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

NO Tuesday Reflection - Instead attend An Inter-Faith Service
11:00 - 11:50 AM

Wednesday, December 2

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

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study "Life's meaning and purpose"
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

6:30 PM - Center for Polar Studies Lecture Series
Bill Hammer will give the inaugural lecture for the Center for Polar Studies: "From Giant Amphibians to Dinosaurs: Antarctica during the Age of Reptiles"
John Deere Lecture Hall

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

Thursday, December 3

6:00 PM - Diversity in Iowa - Dr. Chris Whitt
This program corresponds with the unveiling of the "Diversity in Iowa" display, provided by the African American Museum of Iowa
Davenport Main Library, 321 Main Street

Friday, December 4

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations:  "Something's fishy at Jones Company" A Fraud Teaching Case by John Delaney, Jeff Coussens, Martin Coe
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Christmas at Augustana
Centennial Hall
Tickets: $16 adults, $13 senior citizens, $8 students and children

Saturday, December 5

2:00 PM - Holiday Planetarium Show "Season of Light"
John Deere Planetarium

4:00 PM - Christmas at Augustana
Centennial Hall
Tickets: $16 adults, $13 senior citizens, $8 students and children

Sunday, December 6

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 8, Issue 13 - November 30, 2009

Faculty News

Todd Cleveland recently traveled to New Orleans to present a paper entitled Biographical Discrepancies: José Norton de Matos, the Portuguese Colonial State and the Companhia de Diamantes de Angola (Diamang), 1912-1975, at the African Studies Association's Annual Meeting.

Several members of the Communication Studies Department presented research and participated in roundtable discussions at the 95th annual National Communication Association Convention in Chicago, IL from November 12 to 15, 2009.

Ellen Hay and Fenwick have secured a $25,000 grant from the Riverboat Development Authority to provide continued funding for the Reflective Leader Internship program.  This program provides stipends for students who complete summer internships in local not-for-profit organizations.  The students meet weekly during  spring term preparing for the experience, and in the fall term following the internship, the students present their research and reflections on the organization, the needs it seeks to address, and their roles and responsibilities.  Nine to ten students will be selected for the program in 2010.

Adam Parboosingh's article "A Brave New Theatrical World: Creating a Futuristic and Bleak World for Omniscience at Augustana College" was published in the theatre and entertainment magazine Live Design this month.  This article discusses the integration of video projections into the design process for the spring 2009 production here on campus.  Included in the 4 page spread are photographs of the student cast;  Anden Drolet, Anna Dundek, Danielle Swanson, Jen Altenbernd, Jeremy Hoffman, Liz Stigler and Kathryn McCarthy.  Students Katherine Caldwell and Andrew Lia, along with music faculty Randall Hall are also mentioned for their roles in the production.  Director Dr. Scott Irelan, assistant professor of theatre arts and playwright Tim Carlson contributed to this article. 

Adam is also the lighting designer for "Holly Jolly Christmas" at Circa 21 in Rock Island, performing until December 31.  He also designed the lights for the children's show "Frosty's Magic Hat" also being performed at Circa 21 until December 26. 

Molly Todd has signed a contract with the University of Wisconsin Press to publish Beyond Displacement: A Transnational History of Mobile Peasant Communities in the Salvadoran Civil War (ca. 1975-1992). The book will be released in fall 2010 to inaugurate a new series entitled "Critical Human Rights."   Molly also has been invited to participate in a research group organized by the Human Rights Initiative at the University of Wisconsin. The group, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will engage the theme of "Vulmerability and Resilience: Rethinking Human Rights for the 21st Centure" in a series of seminars during 2010 and 2011.

The following announcement about Steve Warren is being repeated in this week's newsletter, as the link to the essay was not included last week.

Stephen Warren recently published two articles.  The first, a co-authored essay, with Randolph Noe, entitled "'The Greatest Travelers in America': Shawnee Survival in the Shatter Zone," challenges the paradigm of place in American Indian history, as survivors of disease, warfare, and colonialism adopted migration as a colonial-era survival strategy.  This essay appeared in a volume edited by Robbie Ethridge and Sheri-Shuck-Hall, Mapping the Mississippian Shatter Zone: The Colonial Indian Slave Trade and Regional Instability in the American South (Nebraska, 2009).  The second article will appear next month in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 33:4.    In "'To Show the Public That We Were Good Indians': Origins and Meanings of the Meskwaki Powwow," Warren used the Hauberg Collection in Augustana's Special Collections, along with images from the Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive, to show the ways in which the Meskwaki Indians developed a powwow to make a case for the survival of their community in the twentieth century.  Rock Island's John Henry Hauberg played an important, though unintended role, in their efforts.  For those who are interested, please read this copy of the essay.  Finally, on November 10th, Warren had the privilege of working as a guest speaker for the Rockford Public Schools.  Over the course of one school-day, Warren met with seven different 5th grade classes in four different elementary schools.  Students watched clips from We Shall Remain: A Native History of America, after which Warren led a discussion of American Indian history."