Monday, January 10

4:00 PM - Sabbatical Report Presentation: Kristy Nabhan-Warren "De Colores: American Catholic and Protestant Cursillos and the "Fourth-Day" Christian Movement"
Wilson Center

Tuesday, January 11

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - David Morton '11
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Soprano Sangeetha Rayapati and Samantha Keehn, trombone, will give a recital of works by female composers
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, January 12

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group
led by Pastor Priggie
Bring your lunch, if you wish, and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

Thursday, January 13

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation: Dr. Peter Ochs "Reading Scripture Together with Jews, Muslims, and Christians"
Centennial Hall

7:00 PM - French Film Festival:  "Avenue Montaigne"
shown with English subtitles. Admission is free
Hanson Hall of Science Room 304

Friday, January 14

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations: Darrin Good "Service Learning Workshop: You Have an Idea? Let's Make It Happen!"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

5:30 PM - January 16, 2:00 PM - Heartways Retreat
RSVP tby contacting Connie Huntley
St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, IL

Saturday, January 15

All Day - Snowbirds Fundraiser
Snowbirds is a softball tournament in the snow to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Contact for more information. $30 per team.
Ericson Field/Stadium

6:00 PM - Community Celebration and Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Featuring performances by Imani! Dance Studio, the Augustana Gospel Choir, The Community Gospel Chorus, and the Westbrook Singers
Centennial Hall

Sunday, January 16

No events scheduled

Volume 8, Issue 17 - January 10, 2011


Kristy Nabhan-Warren
De Colores: American Catholic and Protestant Cursillos
and the "Fourth-Day" Christian Movement
Monday, January 10, 2011
4:00 PM
Wilson Center

Description: Kristy's second book, De Colores: American Catholics and the Christian Cursillo Movement (Forthcoming, University of North Carolina Press, 2012) is an ethnohistorical study of the Christian cursillo movement in the United States. The cursillo movement, which translated from Spanish means "short course in Christianity," centers on a weekend-long retreat during which participants discover a newer, empowered self, reconnect with their church, experience healing and renewal, and form a new community of believers. Cursillistas, as they call themselves, whether Catholic or Protestant, go on to live what they call their "fourth day" which they consider to be the rest of their lives. They use the language of "De Colores" to describe their new perspective on life and to voice their appreciation of seeing life in its many colors and wonders. Cursillistas aim to impact their surrounding environments with the religious enthusiasm they have experience in their intensive cursillo weekend. Despite the historic and cultural importance of this movement, there has been no academic study of Catholic cursillos and their Protestant manifestations (among them Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian and non-denominational Christian).

Kristy will aim to show how Iberian Catholicism, popularized by Mexican-descent Catholics in the United States, has impacted American Christianity since 1945. What began as a 1940s Spanish Catholic phenomenon has gone global and in the context of the United States, millions of American Catholics and Protestants have seen their lives transformed by their weekend experience. What Kristy is calling for in her second book is for an interweaving of four major narratives: Spanish Catholic; U.S. Latino/a, U.S. Catholic, and U.S. Protestant. As a study of the larger, widespread cursillo movement, De Colores makes a strong case for the importance of inclusivity in Catholic Studies.

"Abrahamic Peace and Fellowship in the Belly of the Whale"
Dr. Peter Ochs
January 13, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Centennial Hall

Dr. Peter Ochs, professor of modern Judaic studies at the University of Virginia and founder of Scriptural Reasoning, an approach to reading the Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Qu'ran side-by-side at places where they deal with common themes. In his lecture, Dr. Ochs will introduce the approach of scriptural reasoning and participate in a demonstration with Imam Saad Baig, Islamic Center of the Quad Cities; Rabbi Tamar Grimm, Tri-City Jewish Center; and the Rev. Richard Priggie, Augustana College chaplain. They will read, question and ciomment on Qur'anic and Biblical verses about Jonah.



January 14, 2011
Darrin Good presents "Service Learning Workshop: You Have an Idea? Let's Make it Happen!"
3:30 Refreshments 4:00 PM Presentation
Wilson Center

January 21, 2011
Week Seven Seminar
(see details below)

January 28, 2011
"Writing a Successful Grant Proposal"
Wilson Center

Experienced colleagues from the faculty and from the office of Corporate and Foundation Relations will be on hand to address

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching & Learning and the Office of Academic Affairs

Saturday, January 15, 2011
6:00 PM
Centennial Hall

Augustana College and the Dr. King Celebration Committee invite members of the Quad Cities community to join us for our annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as we celebrate the legacy of this great leader throughpowerful speakers, music and dance. Special performers will include the Community Gospel Chorus, The Westbrook Singers, Imani! Dancers, the Mt. Sinai Fellowship, Olivet Baptist Church and Augustana Gospel Choir.

Proposals are due January 17, 2011

The Faculty Research Committee seeks proposals for Faculty Research Awards in support of creative and scholarly work. Fundable items include (but are not limited to) student salaries, special equipment, supplies, journal page costs, work in major archives, and additional study. Any faculty member with academic rank, including full-time, joint-appointment, adjunct or part-time faculty, is eligible to apply. Please refer HERE for more information, or contact any of the committee members: Jamie Nelson, David Arbesú, Margaret Morse, Patricia Shea, and Jim vanHowe.

Call for Undergraduate Research Highlights for the
Spring 2011 issue of the CUR Quarterly

Submissions for the "Undergraduate Research Highlights" feature of the Spring 2011 issue of the CUR Quarterly are being accepted until January 15, 2011. Highlights consist of brief descriptions of recent (past six months) peer-reviewed research or scholarly publications in scholarly journals. These publications must be in print and must include one or more undergraduate co-authors. To be considered for publication as an Undergraduate Research Highlight, a submission MUST CONFORM TO THE FORMAT OF THE EXAMPLE PROVIDED at:

Submissions must be sent via the electronic submission form available at:

Questions regarding the eligibility of your highlight may be sent to the Editor of the Quarterly by email (Kelly McConnaughay

Questions regarding the submissions process may be directed to the CUR National Office at or 202-783-4810.

Submissions not selected for inclusion in the Quarterly will be posted to the Highlights portion of CUR's web site.

ITEMS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR DESCRIPTION (through the electronic submission form):

January 19, 2010
Dr. Emil Kramer
4:00 PM
Thomas Tredway Library, Second Floor

Thursday, January 20, 2011
11:30 - 12:30
102 Hanson Hall of Science


River Readings at Augustana
Thursday, January 20, 2011
7:00 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

In partnership with the Theatre Arts Department at Augustana, River Readings brings you a new literary experience--a staged reading of Susan Glaspell's play Trifles. Directed by senior Bart Curtin, in fulfillment of his senior inquiry projects in English and theatre, the play will be read by five Augustana students. Following the reading, Curtin, the actors, and Jeff Coussens, director of theatre, will answer questions. A Davenport native, Glaspell wrote Trifles in 1916 based on a murder case that she covered as a newspaper reporter in Des Moines. Glaspell helped found the Provincetown Players and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1931 for her play Alison's House.

Week Seven Seminar
Friday, January 21, 2011
3:30 PM Refreshments, 4:00 Discussion
Tredway Library, 2nd floor, south

Celebrating its 10th year at Augustana, Week Seven Seminar (W7S) is an informal discussion group by and for faculty. This term, W7S looks at the current state of the environment through the eyes of renowned writer Bill McKibben (who presented a lecture on campus Monday, October 18). The text that will spark discussion is a selection from McKibben's new book Eaarth. Environmental historian Brian Leech, who has been teaching history and LS classes for three years at Augustana, will lead the discussion. Please join your colleagues in a relaxed and lively discussion. The reading, along with supplementary texts (including McKibben's article in a recent New York Review of Books about the best of public radio), is on Moodle under Libary/Week Seven Seminar.

JANUARY 21, 2011

These 10-week fellowships, to be mentored by a faculty member, typically include a stipend of up to $3,000 plus some research/travel related expenses. Those performing research in the QCA will be eligible for housing as well.  All materials, including the recommendation from the faculty mentor, will be handed in through the Summer Student Research Moodle Web Site. Please follow instructions on the website and be sure to use the provided MSword template for the proposal. For questions not answered by the website/application, please contact Jim van Howe, or the other members of the review committee: Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Bob Haak, Peter Kivisto, Joe McDowell, Jayne Rose, Bob Tallitsch, and Carla Tracy.

Seminar on Slave Narratives for History and English Faculty Members
Nomination Deadline: February 1, 2011

CIC, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the United Negro College Fund will cosponsor Slave Narratives: A Seminar for Faculty Members to be held at Yale University on June 12-15, 2011. This multidisciplinary seminar is open to full-time faculty members in history, English, and related fields. David Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University, will lead the seminar. There will be no expense for room, board, books, or the seminar program itself for faculty members selected to participate in the seminar. Guidelines and a nomination form are available on CIC's website at:

Increasing Student Success in Mathematics

The National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) will conduct a workshop, Increasing Student Success in Developmental and College-Level Math, on February 6-8, 2011, in Orlando, FL. This workshop is designed for those who wish to replicate successful programs. You may register for one or both parts of the workshop:

Women in Leadership Symposium
January 24-25, 2011
4:30 - 8:30 PM each day
4:30 Reception in College Center Loft
5:30-6:30 Dinner in College Center Loft
7:00-8:00 Workshops, Olin Center

Faculty, staff, administrators, students and prospective students are invited to attend a two-day symposium celebrating the accomplishments of women leaders and preparing women to be leaders in the future. Meet and learn from student leaders and community leaders in vocations such as business law, communications, public service, religion, and health care. The event will be led by Jane Simonsen and senior Kendra Mulcahy. This event is free.

Speakers will include Linda Newborn, John Deere; Berlinda tyler-Jamison, Trinity Health; Patricia Castro, state's attorney's office; Tamar Grimm, Tri-City Jewish Center; Amy Rowell, World Relief; Amy Calderone, WQAD-TV; and Katy Hasson, Rickridge High School principal.

For more information, contact Kendra Mulcahy.