Monday, March 29

4:00 - 5:30 PM - LSFY 102 Meeting
Chicago Room, 2nd floor, College Center

4:00 PM - Tea-Hour Series:  "Feminist Transnationalism and the Question of the Animal" presented by Sushmita Chatterjee
Old Main 125

4:00 PM - Pre-Tenure Paid Leave Reports:  Allison Beck "Identifying syapsids from the Triassic of Antarctica: It's not as easy as it sounds" and Patrick Crawford: "Is that Zinc really necessary? Characterization of PepN, an aminopeptidase from E. coli"
Evald 120

Tuesday, March 30

11:00 AM - Farmer's Market
Barb's pantry will hold a farmer's market with breads, cookies, jellies and jams.
College Center

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

7:00 PM - Sustaintable Peace by Piece
Alexandra Douglas, a friend at the Friends Womens Assocation in Kamenge, Burundi, will speak
Tredway Library
Free and open to the public

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Janet Stodd, Flute and Susan Schwaegler, clarinet
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, March 31

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Evald Hall

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.

3:45 - 5:15 PM - Diversity in the Classroom
Sponsored by the Diversity Initiatives Committee, we will discuss implications of increased diversity in the student body
Wilson Center

4:00 PM - Book Discussion: Black Hawk, the Battle for the Heart of America
Jane Simonsen and Steve Warren will lead a discussion of Kerry Trask's book
Tredway Library

8:00 PM - Faculty/Guest Artist Recital - Steve Grismore Quartet
Steve Grismore, guitar; Joel Vanderheyden, saxophone; Cassius Goens, drums; Greg Mazunik, bass
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

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

Thursday, April 1

4:00 PM - Jaeke Award Nominations Due in Academic Affairs
116 Founders Hall

4:30 PM - Deadline for submission of Alumni/Departmental Summer Assistantships

Friday, April 2

Good Friday - No classes

Saturday, April 3

7:00 PM - Easter Vigil Worship
Gathering on the Library Lawn (weather permitting), continuing into Ascension Chapel

Sunday, April 4

Happy Easter! 

Volume 8, Issue 23 - March 29, 2010

This Week's Message


Augie Reads 2010-11

We're pleased to announce that the Augie Reads book for 2010-11 is Bottlemania by Elizabeth Royte.

In Bottlemania, Royte explains how water came to be put into plastic bottles and sold.  The text describes how water is used and recycled, and engages the biological, psychological, social, ethical, and economic issues that are implicated in the use and misuse of this resource.  The Augie Reads Committee liked the book because it covers an important topic that affects every person while also being well-written and readable.  It should provide an excellent model of writing with sources for our LSFY classes.

This year we hope to have a faculty panel discuss the book during first year students' Fall Connection, to model academic discourse and to begin conversation about issues raised in the book.  We're particularly excited that Elizabeth Royte has agreed to come to campus to speak at one of our first convocations next year.  The author, who has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, National Geographic, Outside, and Smithsonian, will be on campus for the September 9th convo and has also agreed to meet with faculty, students, and classes.  Finally, we hope that the book will allow us to connect with other sustainability events on campus; for example, the book certainly will resonate with Bill McKibben's lecture on October 18th.  On May 11th, we'll have our second annual Augie Reads Kick Off Event, where faculty can come together to learn more about the book and how we might use it in our classes.  Look for more information about that event, and about how to get your own free copy of Bottlemania, in the coming month.


Margaret Farrar and Katie Hanson, for Augie Reads