Monday, January 18

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

6:30 PM - Honor Band Festival Finale Concert
Centennial Hall

Tuesday, January 19

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

11:00 AM (note time change for this service) - Tuesday Reflections - Interfaith Service
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Farmer's Market
College Center, 2nd Floor Lobby

Wednesday, January 20

9:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Evald 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.

7:00 PM - 15th Annual Hispanic Film Festival - "Secuestro Express"
Science Building Auditorium
In Spanish with English subtitles. Free of charge

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

Thursday, January 21

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Division Meetings
(see announcements for room assignments)

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - Learning Community Workshop
Board Room, 2nd Floor, College Center

4:30 - 6:00 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Dahl Room, 2nd Floor, College Center

7:00 PM - The River Readings at Augustana: Robyn Schiff and Nick Twemlow, poetry
Free and open to the public
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
Postponed due to icy road conditions

7:00 PM - Center for Polar Studies Lecture Series:  "Ice Fishing for Neutrinos: Scientists are Melting Holes in the Bottom of the Earth"
Dr. Francis Halzen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
John Deere Planetarium

7:00 PM - French Film Festival:  "Un Secret" (A Secret)
Olin Auditorium

Friday, January 22

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Former U.S. Senator from Illinois, Adlai Stevenson, III, reading from his book "The Black Book"
All faculty, students and members of the community are welcome
Evald Great Hall

4:00 - 5:00 PM Friday Conversations:  Week 7 Seminar "The Case for Books"
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Library, 2nd Floor South

7:30 PM - Augustana Percussion Ensemble Concert
Bergendoff Hall, Ensemble Room

Saturday, January 23

8:00 PM - Student Recital-Rachel Schuldt, cello
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, January 24

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

2:00 PM - Student Recital-Cole Guillien, cello
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

3:30 PM - French Film Festival:  Azur et Asmar (Azur and Asmar)
Olin Auditorium

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


Volume 8, Issue 17 - January 18, 2010

Faculty News

Laura Hartman has signed a contract with Oxford University Press for her dissertation-book titled How Christians Should Consume: Resources for an Ethics of Consumption.

Consumerism - consumption that is excessive in some way, and perhaps idolatrous - is a problem. And the excesses of affluent consumers pose a serious threat to the environment. The problems are clear, and dire. But what is the solution? How do we know what good, proper consumption looks like? Is there a Christian vision of ethical consumption? This book answers this question by collecting, ordering, and analyzing relevant resources from the Christian tradition, from Francis of Assisi to Dorothy Day; from John Woolman to Creflo Dollar; from Sergei Bulgakov to Seventh-day Adventists. While many Christian sources counsel asceticism and consuming less, others encourage grateful savoring and consuming more; still others judge consumption by its impact on relationships, or by how well it coheres to a vision of the world as it ought to be. Taken together, these resources create a complex but insightful guide for thoughtful, discerning Christian consumption.