REHEARSALS FOR HANDEL'S MESSIAH
Monday, October 4, 2010
7:30 - 9:30 PM
The Augustana community is invited to participate in the annual performances of Handel's Messiah. Rehearsals begin Monday, October 4, 2010 from 7:30 - 9:30 PM in Centennial Hall. Rehearsals are held every Monday evening from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. Scores are available (Watkins Shaw Edition) for $10 at rehearsal. No audition is necessary. Performances will be December 11 and 12. All faculty, staff and students who sign are welcome to join the performances.
October 5, 2010
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Thomas Tredway Library
Food Reads is a reading/discussion group open to all students, faculty, and staff, and refreshments will be served.
This week's selection consists of three essays by Adam Gopnik, "Is There a Crisis in French Cooking?" Burkhard Bilger, "Raw Faith," Judith Thurman, "Night Kitchens," and Jlia Child, "Le Cordon Bleu." Readings can be found on Moodle: Library/Food Reads/enrolment key: "food".
Illinois Appellate Court
Thursday, October 7, 2010
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
As part of a civic education program sponsored by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Tom Kilbride, the Illinois Appellate Court will hold oral arguments at Augustana during a community program to which Augustana's campus community is especially invited. Wallenberg Hall will become a courthouse, meaning no recordings or photography will be allowed. After some introductory remarks from Chief Justice Kilbride, three judges will hear 15-minute arguments from counsel on both sides of a matter, with the first proceeding concluding about 11:15. At that point, a brief break will be taken as a new panel of three appellate judges is seated for the second proceeding. At that time, students, faculty and staff needing to leave would be invited to do so, prior to the beginning of the second round. The entire session is expected to last until roughly noon, though the court officials are aware of our class schedule and will anticipate the departure of audience members following the first proceeding. Augustana College sits in Illinois' Third Judicial District, in which cases are usually heard in Ottawa, Ill.
CELEBRATION OF FACULTY ACHIEVEMENT
Friday, October 8, 2010
4:00 PM - presentation
3:30 PM - refreshments
Retirement Reception for Psychology Professor,
Dr. Larry McCallum
Saturday, October 9, 2010
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Please contact Sherry Stoneburner, Psychology Department, for additional information. We hope to see you there!
ALL LSFY FACULTY MEETING
Monday, October 11, 2010
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Beyond Bergman: Modern Swedish Film
A Film Festival and Symposium
October 11-16, 2010
The Scandinavian Department and Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center would like to invite you to a film festival and symposium October 11-16. Five films will be shown Monday-Friday at 7:00 PM in Hanson Science 102, while the symposium will take place in Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The symposium will include several leading scholars of Swedish film and they will use the five films shown throughout the week as a starting point for a discussion of modern Swedish cinema. The movies are Swedish with English subtitles. Lunch will be offered for $10 at the symposium. The lunch will be served at the College Center loft. For further information about lunch registration and the symposium schedule, please visit http://www.augustana.edu/x19811.xml. Generous support for this event has been received from the Swedish Council of America in Minneapolis, MN, the American Scandinavian Foundation in New York, American Scandinavian Association at Augustana, and Augustana College. Hope to see you there!
Everlasing Moments (2008). Not rated.
Monday, October 11 at 7:00 PM, Science 102
Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990). Not rated.
Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00 PM, Science 102
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009). Rated R.
Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00 PM, Science 102
Together (2000). Rated R.
Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 PM, Science 102
2010-2011 Community Lecture Series
"The Mighty are Falling: Sexual Purity, National Security, and
Apocalyptic Anticipation in a Post-Christian America"
presented by Sara Moslener, Ph.D.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Evald Hall 17
Funded by the Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics as a way of expressing appreciation for for the support the College receives from the community, the Community Lecture Series is made available without charge to area schools, churches, libraries, civic groups ad other community organizations. Each participant has agreed to present his/her lecture up to four times to different groups and organizations. Participants do their own scheduling and should be contacted via e-mail or at the phone number listed below to arrange a presentation.
Lecturers and Presenters
Islamic Ethics, the Position of Women in the Quran, in the Contemporary Society in Bangladesh and in the Diaspora
Umme Al-Wazedi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, Augustana, 794-8873
Health Care: Business or Calling?
Lisa Brothers Arbisser, M.D., Eye Surgeons Associates and Member, Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics Community Advisory Committee
The Mighty are Falling: Sexual Purity, National Security, and Apocalyptic Anticipation in a Past-Christian America
Sara Moslener, Ph.D., Conrad J. Bergendofff Fellow in Religion, Augustana, 794-8515
Peggy Anderson ’60 to Read in River Readings
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
Proud Augie alumna (centennial class) Peggy Anderson served in the newly formed Peace Corps from 1962-64, and was a journalist for The Washington Monthly and the Philadelphia Inquirer before retiring to write full time. Three books resulted, one of which, Nurse, is still in print after 32 years. Telling the story of a nurse in a big city hospital, Nurse was a bestseller for 30 weeks and was made into a CBS-TV year-long series starring Michael Learned and Robert Reed. Peggy is now writing a book about a hospice nurse. Please join us to welcome Peggy to the stage on October 14.
AUGUSTANA TO HOST "REFORMING REFORMATION"
October 17-29, 2010
Augustana will host the conference "Reforming Reformation" on October 17-19, 2010, organized by Thomas F. Mayer (History). The object is to undertake a fundamental rethinking of all the possible meanings of the term reformation, concept and label. In order to stimulate such thought, the conferees will be divided into four vaguely "national" panels, emphasizing places that either did not have a "real" reformation or had an odd one. This will serve to put in perspective what far too many people still count as the only true reformation, the Protestant one especially in its Lutheran and Calvinist guises. Those four panels will treat Italy, England (emphasizing the Marian interlude since it has almost always been considered a bump on the way to seeing God's will done), the Empire and Spain. Needless to say, the conference will be strongly interdisciplinary, with participants from literature, art history, theology and history.
The conference will be spent mainly in discussion, rather than sitting through papers one after another. Participants will submit their talks at least a month in advance and they will then be circulated to all and sundry. They will also be posted on the Web in such a way that folk at Augustana can get access to them. Sessions will consist of ten-minute summaries followed by discussion and audience interventions. We want to involve students and members of the community as much as possible. The sessions will mix papers up geographically to see what extra comparative sparks that can strike. The conference will open with a plenary session on Sunday evening, mainly to introduce the participants and the themes. The working sessions will be spread through the day on Monday (various history faculty have generously given up their rooms and periods) before we end with one more plenary session, probably at 8:30 on Tuesday morning.
The participants have been urged to think as much as possible about big questions and broader implications. The final versions of their papers will go into a volume to be edited by Mayer and published in his series, "Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700," which will also include a ruminative essay based on the discussions.
List of participants
Daniel Bornstein (history), Washington University
Marcia Hall (art history), Temple University
Abigail Brundin (literature), St Catherine's College, University of Cambridge
Peter Marshall (history), University of Warwick, England
Anne Overell (history), The Open University, Leeds, England
III. The Empire
John Frymire (history), University of Missouri
Brad Gregory (history), University of Notre Dame
Ronald Thiemann (theology), Harvard Divinity School
LuAnn Homza (history), College of William and Mary
John Edwards (history), Queen's College, University of Oxford
Jodi Bilnikoff (history), UNC-Greensboro
Sponsored by the Office of the President, the Institute for Leadership and Service and the Center for the Study of the Christian Millennium, with the support of the Humanities Fund and the Department of History
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
Posters on the Hill Application Announcement
Nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than the words and stories of the student participants themselves. In the Spring of 2011 the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 15th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. This event will help members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact.
CUR is calling for students of member institutions to submit an abstract of their research that represents any of CUR's disciplinary divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences). In order to ensure proper review of applications, the above are the only disciplines that may apply. Should your research be inter-disciplinary, please select the division that most closely describes your research.
Abstract submissions will only be accepted by using an on-line submission form. Prior to submitting the form, students should gather the contact information for all co-authors, advisors and sponsors (if applicable), prepare a short vitae/resume, and poster abstract. A document listing the information required for submission can be found by visiting: http://www.cur.org/pdf/poh%20application%20information.pdf
For more information, and the link to submit an application, please visit: http://www.cur.org/pohcall.html Please note that CUR membership is required to submit an application. Either the student's home institution must have an institutional membership, or the faculty mentor or student must have an individual membership.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please be sure that both portions (the electronic application and the electronic recommendation letter) are submitted by November 15, 2010.
Please encourage your students to submit. This is a highly competitive program, which makes for a very exciting experience for the students and their faculty advisors alike.
For more information about the Posters on the Hill program, please visit http://www.cur.org/postersession.html
MIDWEST FACULTY SEMINAR PRESENTS
ADAM SMITH'S WEALTH OF NATIONS
October 21-23, 2010
Registration forms must be received by Noon on Friday, October 17, 2010. For a description of this seminar please click HERE. Registration form can be found HERE. If you are interested in attending, please contact Ellen Hay.
Beginning a Research Program in the Natural Sciences at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution
November 19-21, 2010
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Application Deadline: October 1, 2010
Starting a successful research program and doing scholarly work at a predominantly undergraduate institution poses unique challenges for a beginning faculty member. A goal of the institute is to give pre-tenured faculty the opportunity to learn from and discuss with experienced faculty how to establish and manage a research program with undergraduates. While at the institute, participants will also prepare plans for starting and/or advancing their individual research programs at their respective campuses. A range of topics will be covered during the institute, and the specific goals include ways to achieve career success in undergraduate research by learning how to:
- select undergraduate researchers
- mentor student researchers and develop and use their research skills
- time management - balancing teaching, research and service activities
- develop and select research projects appropriate for undergraduates
- adapt to an undergraduate research environment vs. that in graduate school
- link research to the classroom and
- develop grantsmanship skills related to gaining external and institutional research support.
For additional information about this Institute, or to register, please visit http://www.cur.org/institutes/newfaculty/html
COUNCIL OF INDEPENDENT COLLEGES
AMERICAN GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
This initiative is designed to promote and support doctoral study in the humanities by accomplished graduates of small and mid-sized private liberal arts colleges. Two fellowships, worth up to $50,000 each and renewable for a second year, will be awarded annually through 2011 in the fields of: History, Philosophy, Literature and Languages, and Fine Arts. American Graduate Fellows must be graduating seniors or recent graduates. Applicants must intend to enter a doctoral program in one of the eligible fields of study during the subsequent academic year. All applicants must be citizens of the United States. For more information and application forms, visit: www.cic.edu/americangrad. The deadline for recieving completed applications is October 15, 2010.