Monday, October 11

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LSFY Meeting "Getting them to read/college reading"
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - Beyond Bergman Film Fest: Everlasting Moments
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Tuesday, October 12

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

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Interfaith Service
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

7:00 PM - Community lecture presented by Sara Moslener: "The Mighty are Falling: Sexual Purity, National Security, and Apocalyptic Anticipation in a Post-Christian America"
Evald Hall 17

7:00 PM - Beyond Bergman Film Fest: Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg
102 Hanson Hall of Science

8:00 PM - Heywire Improv
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, October 13

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

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study w/Pastor Priggie 
"Teachable Moments"
Bring a Bible, or one will be provided. Bring your lunch, if you wish
Chicago Room, College Center

7:00 PM - Beyond Bergman Film Mestival: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Thursday, October 14

4:30 PM - After Hours Poetry & Prose
Erin Bertram, moderator
Thomas Tredway Library

6:30 PM - Illinois District 72 Debate
Dave Dehnel will moderate a debate between Illinois District 72 State Rep. Pat Verschoore, D-Milan, and Republican Mark Lioen.
Olin Auditorium

7:00 PM - River Readings presents Peggy Anderson '60 reading from her nonfiction book "Nurse"
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - Beyond Bergman Film Fest: Together
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Friday, October 15

3:30 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations:  Week 8 Reception
Community Engagement Center, 1st floor, Sorensen Hall

7:00 PM - Beyond Bergman Film Fest: Let the Right One In
102 Hanson Hall of Science

7:30 PM - Wrestling with Angels and Demons fall theatre production
Potter Hall, Bergendoff Building

Saturday, October 16

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Admissions Visit Day/Open House
Carver P.E. Center

All Day - Beyond Bergman Film Festival Symposium
Denkmann Hall

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert
free of charge
Centennial Hall

9:00 -10:00 PM - Comedian Johnny Cardinale performance
free of charge
Wilson Center

Sunday, October 17

1:00 - 4:00 PM - Chemistry Open House
free of charge and open to the public

Hanson Hall of Science

1:30 PM - Wrestling with Angels and Demons theater production
General admission: $11 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (full-time, any school), children, faculty/staff; $7 for students required to attend for class (faculty member must ssupply class roster in advance) - Order tickets
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall
30-45 minute Talkback Session immediately following (a Pre-Tenure Leave Presentation by Scott Irelan)

4:00 PM - Bill McKibben free community talk
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa

6:00 PM - Reforming Reformation Conference Reception, President's Welcome, Introduction, and Opening Remarks
Wilson Center

8:30 PM - Chamber Choral Festival Choral Sampler
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Volume 8 - Issue 8 - October 11, 2010

Faculty News

On October 2, Rob Elfline performed the Piano Concerto of Henryk Gorecki (b. 1933) with the Purdue University Philharmonic Orchestra at the historic Long Center for the Performing Arts in Lafayette, IN. The concerto was written in 1980 for harpsichordist Elzibeta Chojnacka and is written to be performed on either piano or harpsichord (though the work is most commonly heard with piano soloist). Cast in two movements that are to be performed without pause, the work is representative of a uniquely European perspective on the minimalist style. While Gorecki uses short, repetitive motives in sequence, those motives are almost uniformly dissonant, unlike the works of the American minimalists which tend toward more consonant structures. Also appearing on the program were Johannes Brahms' Academic Festival Overture and Antonin Dvorak's Seventh Symphony.

Adam Kaul co-edited a special edition of the experimental journal Intergraph: The Journal of Dialogical Anthropology, which is now online (after a bit of technical delay): In addition to co-editing the volume with colleagues Hazel Tucker from the University of Otago, New Zealand and Tamara Kohn from the University of Melbourne, Australia, they also co-authored the introductory essay. The anthropologist Nigel Rapport summarized the edition this way: "This is a stimulating collection of articles whose focus is the relationship between leisure and creativity. The argument is made that these represent primary sites of anthropological investigation due to the way in which leisure and creativity 'situate power dynamics, gender roles and identities' and provide 'sites where communities' relationships to one another and to the state are played out."

Perry Ross to receive Distinguished Service Award.  Read about it here.