Monday, April 11

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LSFY Meeting
Wilson Center

Tuesday, April 12

10:45 AM - General Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

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

3:00 PM - Farewell Party for Christina Johansson
Swenson Center, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - Stone Lecture in Judaism
Sybil Sanchez presents: "Judaism: A Green Religion"
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, April 13

9:15 AM - Experience Augustana Day

10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group
led by Pastor Priggie, for faculty, staff and administrators
Bring your lunch, and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

4:00 - 5:00 PM - President's Open Office Hour
Founders Hall

4:00 PM - Masterclass with Midori Goto
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

4:00 PM - Tea Hour Series: "Kairos Prison Ministry and Making of 'Good Christian Women'" presented by Kristy Nabhan-Warren
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south

7:30 PM - "The Archaeology of Archaic Cretan Houses" presented by Margaret Mook, associate professor of classical studies at Iowa State University.
Free admission
Hanson Hall of Science 304

Thursday, April 14

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Forum on Faculty Load and Curriculum
Hanson Hall of Science 102

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting
Hanson Hall of Science 102

4:30 - 5:30 PM - After Hours
Tredway Library, Phi Beta Kappa Room

7:00 PM - River Readings at Augustana
Dora Malech reads from her poetry
reception to follow in languages foyer
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 - 9:30 PM - Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics Spring Symposium - "Budget Deficits and Intergenerational Justice"
Hanson Hall of Science 102

7:00 PM - "Unearthing the Hidden Curriculum" by Gabrielle Lyon
Free admission and open to the public
Olin Auditorium

7:00 PM - "What Are the Ideas and Where are the Bridges?" Sherry Maurer leads a gallery walk discussion of the Augustana exhibit at the Figge, "Celebrating Ideas: Bridging Communities with Augustana's Liberal Arts Through the AGES."
Admission and the lecture are free to Figge members and Augustana faculty, students and staff; the lecture is free with admission to non-members
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa

7:00 - 9:00 PM - "Budget Deficits and Intergenerational Justice"
Robet Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition presents the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Friday, April 15

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Google Documents Workshop
Olin 105

5:30 PM - Heartways Retreat
St. Mary's Monastery

Saturday, April 16

4:00 PM - Student Recital-Paige Anderson, trumpet
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, April 17

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra Concert, Masterworks 6
Centennial Hall

4:00 PM - Student Recital-Caitlin Gmitro, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building


Volume 8, Issue 26 - April 11, 2011

Faculty News

book coverDavid Arbesú has published his first book, which is finally available from Arizona University (Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 2011). The book is a study and edition of the medieval Spanish version of Flores and Blancaflor, a very popular story throughout the Middle Ages, with versions surviving in French, Norwegian, Italian, English, and German. It tells the story of a Muslim prince of Spain called Flores and his Christian captive, Blancaflor, and of the trials and perils that he had to overcome to rescue his lover from the Sultan of Babylon.

(Arbesú, David. Crónica de Flores y Blancaflor. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2011. MRTS 374. 147 pages. ISBN: 978-0-86698-422-5).

Noell Birondo (Philosophy) accepted an invitation to author the article, "Rationalism in Ethics," for the forthcoming International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell). He also presented a commentary on Dr. Allen Coates's paper, "Enkrasia and Responding to Reasons," at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (March 30-April 2).

Peter Kivisto gave his Presidential address at the Midwest Sociological Society annual meeting on Friday, March 25 at the Ballpark Hilton in St. Louis. The title of his talk was, "We Really Are All Multiculturalists Now," which is a take on a title of an influential book by Nathan Glazer. The published version of the article will appear in the Winter 2010 issue of The Sociological Quarterly.

Peter Kivisto and his colleague from the University of Turku were featured in an article that appeared in the current issue of the Academy of Finland's newsletter

"Assessment of Oral Communication: A Major Review of the Historical Development and Trends in the Movement from 1975-2009" by Sherry Morreale, Phil Backlund, Ellen Hay and Mike Moore was published in the most recent issue of Communication Education.

Norm Moline, Hamming Professor of Geography, again served as a judge for the State of Illinois semifinal and rinal rounds of the National Geographic Geography Bee competition on Friday, April 1, 2011 at College of DuPage. The statewide winner goes to the national competition in Washington, D.C. This is the third year he was a judge for the state finals.