Monday, August 23

Classes begin

Tuesday, August 24

9:30 AM - Open Session for Strategic Planning
College Center Board Room

11:00 AM - Farmer's Market
College Center Lobby

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Anna Knepler, SGA President
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Full Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

12:00 PM - Sesquicentennial Art Exhibition
Art Museum, Centennial Hall

Wednesday, August 25

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

3:45 - 5:15 PM - Teaching Circle
Wilson Center

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

Thursday, August 26

3:30 PM - Open Session for Strategic Planning
College Center Board Room

6:00 - 8:00 PM - "World on a Plate" gathering sponsored by QC United
Join local leaders celebrating diversity in the QC
Tickets: $20 in advance or $25 at the door
Putnam Museum theatre balcony

Friday, August 27

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Pickin' & Pullin' Fridays at Augie Acres
6th Avenue between 32nd and 35th Street (up the hill west of Carver Center)

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations: Ellen Hay presents:  "Retreat Reactions: Follow-up and Action Steps"
3:30 PM - refreshments
Wilson Center 
Child care available: contact Mary Koski

Saturday, August 28

10:00 AM - WVIK 30th Anniversary Open House
Join WVIK in celebrating 30 years of Augustana Public Radio. Don Wooten will host a special edition of Saturday Morning Live!, and there will be food, station tours, and live music.

Sunday, August 29

All Day - Quad City Symphony Orchestra Auditions
The Quad City Symphony will hold open auditions for positions starting in the 2010-11 season. Positions open include section violin, section viola, section cello, and utility clarinet.
Bergendoff Hall

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

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



Volume 8, Issue 1 - August 23, 2010

Faculty News

Wendy Hilton-Morrow has two forthcoming publications (both co-authored with Kathleen Battles, Oakland University).  Their article "Between a Rock and a Slippery Slope:  Negotiating the Intersections of Religion and Sexuality on Network Television's The Book of Daniel," has been accepted for publication by Journal of Homosexuality, an international interdisciplinary journal.  Also, their article, "Nobody Wants to Watch a Beacon:  Will & Grace and the Limits of Mainstream Network Television," will appear in the three-volume edited collection Queers in American Popular CultureQAPC has an anticipated publication date in October.  

Jason Koontz's research student, Brooke Bryant, presented the talk, "Genetic variation in the Illinois-threatened hill prairie larkspur," at the 22nd Annual North American Prairie Conference held at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, August 1-5.  Brooke was one of three Augustana student authors on the presentation. Later in the day, the session moderator told Brooke that it was the best talk they had seen that day!  Jason was also the co-author on another talk presented at the conference: "Ecological impact of cattle grazing on the flora of hill prairie communities." Both of these talks result from Jason's long-term research program (funded by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Augustana) on understanding the dynamics, both genetic and ecological, of populations of hill prairie larkspur which are found only in three counties in Western Illinois.

Tim Muir  recently traveled to Denver, Colorado and presented a project titled "Urea-induced hypometabolism in the hibernating wood frog (Rana sylvatica) is not reflected in isolated mitochondria" at the American Physiological Society's Comparative Physiology Conference. The conference, held every four years, attracts an international audience while maintaining an intimate atmosphere that fosters the candid exchange of ideas.