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

This Week's Message

"Audio Ergo Sum"

Years ago, Augustana's public radio station WVIK adopted this debauchment of Descartes as a bumper sticker.

Borderline snooty, perhaps, but I always appreciated what the slogan said to the station staff, if not the listeners. Public radio is supposed to be something more than ear-candy, and what we hear on it should tell us something about who we are and our place in the world.

That's why I'm so pleased that WVIK is able to offer two new programs, with more on the horizon. On behalf of our colleagues at Augustana Public Radio, I'd like to invite you to tune in every Saturday at noon forThe Parent Trip, hosted by Anna Kronenberger. Her spouse is Dr. Paul Croll in the Sociology Department, so perhaps you already know Anna, who'll be tackling all manner of subjects related to children and families and introducing us to local experts in a variety of fields.

Secondly, we're reclaiming a spot on WVIK's program schedule designed to push the envelope on eclecticism. Tucked in neatly between Art Talks and Living on Earth, Et Alia airs Sundays at 2 p.m. with offerings ranging from documentaries and debates to music and drama. The common thread in everything Et Alia presents is the promise to be thought-provoking. Already this month we've aired a debate on the two-party system featuring Zev Chafets and Arianna Huffington, as well as a documentary on the "Great Textbook War" of the 1970s. This Sunday's program is a Passover-themed, Klezmer-fueled radio drama called The Witches of Lublin.

We hope you'll tune in to check us out. In fact, this would be a great week for you to do so: did I mention it's WVIK's spring fund-drive?


Kai Swanson
Executive Assistant to the President ~ 309.794.7419
Interim General Manager of WVIK-FM