Monday, January 25

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

Tuesday, January 26

10:45 AM - Student Recital-Various student musicians
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 -11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflections - Ashley Fuqua, '10
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

11:30 AM - Explore Lunch "Janet Macon: Eat Right"
Board Room, 2nd floor, College Center

4:00 PM - Women's & Gender Studies Tea-Hour Series:  "Descendents of Black Hawk: Telling Gendered Stories about Identify in Portraits of Sauks" by Jane Simonsen
Old Main 128

7:00 PM - Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture:  "How Morals Can Be Objective Without Being Factual" presented by Dave Hill
Refreshments will be served following the lecture
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, January 27

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 - "Walkout"
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 28

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation: Dr. Michael Shermer "Why People Believe Weird Things: A Celebration of Science and Rational Thinking"
Centennial Hall

10:30 - 3:30 - Blood Drive
Board Room, 2nd Floor, College Center

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Dora Malech Reads from her Poetry
Library, second floor, south end

6:00 PM - Black History Month Jazz Poetry Jam
featuring the music of Galen
Brew by the Slough

7:00 PM - Who's Afraid of Multiculturalism-and Why?
Peter Kivisto gives an inaugural lecture in honor of the College's new Center for the Study of Pluralism and the Civil Sphere
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

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

7:00 PM - Center for Leadership and Service sponsors a lecture/discussion:  "Almighty God Created the Races: Christianity, Interracial Marriage, and American Law" by Dr. Fay Botham, University of Iowa
18 Evald Hall

Friday, January 29

2:30 PM - Discussion of Possibility of Islamic Civilizations or Middle East Studies program with Cyrus Zargar
Old Main 12-A

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations: Ann Boaden "Finding Anna, Finding Ourselves"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

6:00 - 9:00 PM - Augustana Sights and Sounds
Student photography exhibits and musical performances
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 East 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa

7:00 PM - Explore "Chad Crittenden: Will to Survive" lecture
Olin Auditorium

7:30 PM - The Secret Garden (Theater)
$12 general, $10 seniors and students.  Order tickets
Potter Theater, Bergendoff Hall

8:00 PM - Student Recital-Annie Chang & Katie Alms, organ
Centennial Hall

Saturday, January 30

5:00 - 7:00 PM - International Food Festival
Sample cuisine from East Asia, South/Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe, topped off with Whitey's ice cream!
$12; $5 for those under 10
College Center Cafeteria

7:30 PM - The Secret Garden (Theater)
$12 general, $10 seniors and students.  Order tickets
Potter Theater, Bergendoff Hall

Sunday, January 31

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

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

7:30 PM - The Secret Garden (Theater)
$12 general, $10 seniors and students.  Order tickets
Potter Theater, Bergendoff Hall

Volume 8, Issue 18 - January 25, 2010

Faculty News

Jon Hurty is conducting the Illinois Music Educator's Association All-State Honors Choir January 27 - 30 in Peoria, Illinois.  The choir is made up of the top auditioned high school singers from throughout the state. They rehearse for approximately 7 hours each day of the conference and perform a final concert on Saturday, January 30 along with the Honor Band and Orchestra.  Jon is the first Illinois collegiate conductor to be invited to conduct the All-State Honors choir in the past 10 years.

Focus Publishing released Scott R. Irelan's book The Process of Dramaturgy: A Handbook on January 4, 2010 at the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Saginaw, MI. Irelan and co-author Anne Fletcher (SIU Carbondale) held a book signing and release event. Third author Julie Felise Dubiner of Actors Theatre of Louisville was unable to attend. The book offers a step-by-step way to use traditional research strategies and findings in the production of live theatre and performance. Scott's work at Augustana, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival is featured in the book. At this same festival Scott's dramaturgy students Rachel Stearns, Liz Riordan and alumnae Katie Wyant were awarded Honorable Mention for their dramaturgical work on the international college premiere of Omniscience at Augustana last spring. If the regional winner is unable to attend the national conference in April, then these three will be sent to the Kennedy Center as representatives of our region. Region III includes schools in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan and a few from Ohio. Adam Parboosingh's Live Design article, which was recently featured on the Augustana website, deals with this same production. 

Dan Lee has been invited to be Guest Professor in the College of Philosophy at Shanghai Normal University in Shanghai, China, during the last part of November and the first part of December (Augustana's D5 term) in 2010 and 2011.  His responsibilities will include both teaching and research.  The position carries with it the expectation of one article being published in each of the two years.