Monday, October 3

7:00 PM - "Eternal People, Eternal City: The History of Jewish-Christian Relations in Rome
presented by Award-winning playwright Roy Doliner, co-author with Benjamin Blech of The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo's Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Tuesday, October 4

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Windows 7/Office 2010 Workshop
Olin 110

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - Full Faculty Meeting on Faculty Handbook
Olin Auditorium

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Killian Atwiine, '12
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Ekklesia Study Group
Old Main 121

7:00 PM - Ellwood F. Curtis Lecture in Public Affairs. Doug Cropper, CEO of Genesis Health System will discuss the current and future state of health care
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, October 5

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC Conference Room, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group "What if Jesus Meant the Stuff He Said?
led by Pastor Priggie, for faculty, staff, and administrators
Bring your lunch and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Beginning Access Workshop
Olin 110

4:00 PM - WGST Tea-Hour Series: Nirmala Salgado presents "Liberal Feminist Narratives and the Lives of Buddhist Nuns"
Old Main 125

Thursday, October 6

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation - Shane Claiborne "What if Jesus Meant the Stuff He Said?"
Centennial Hall

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Division Meetings
See Announcements for locations

6:30 PM - "Let's Talk College", an informal discussion about the college search process for high school students and parents and program leaders in education and community
Martin Luthern King, Jr. Community Center, 630 9th Street, Rock Island, IL

Friday, October 7

9:00 - 10:30 AM - BLDD Architects available to share two design concepts for the Center for Student Life project.  Stop by, take a look, and ask your questions
Phi Beta Kappa Room, Tredway Library

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations - Tracy Davis "Understanding College Men to Effectively Promote Learning"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center


8:00 PM - Augustana Gospel Choir Concert
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, October 8

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - "The Importance of Being Curious: A Symposium Honoring Mike Nolan"
Admission is free. Please RSVP at
Olin Auditorium

4:00 PM - Augustana Four Choirs Concert
This concert features Cantilana Women's Chorus, Wennerberg Men's Chorus, Jenny Lind Women's Chorus, and the Ascension Singers.
Free admission
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Quad City Ballet Folklorico
A traditional Mexican dance group performing traditional songs from states such as Yucatan, Baja California, Veracruz, Norte, Campeche, Guerrero, Sinoloa, and Jalisco
Admission free for students, staff and faculty with ID; General public tickets $8
Centennial Hall

Sunday, October 9

Volume 9, Issue 7 - October 3, 2011

Faculty News

Celebrating 25 years at Augustana: Dr. Ruth Ann Johnson. The Psychology Department would like to invite you as they celebrate Dr. Ruth Ann Johnson's 25 years of teaching at Augustana. The party is in honor of Ruth Ann, but alums are also invited to attend. We hope to see many familiar faces at the gathering. RSVPs are appreciated.

Saturday, October 22, 2010 (Homecoming weekend)
1:00 - 4:00 PM
River House Bar & Grill, 2nd floor, 1510 River Drive, Moline

Pop, beer and snacks provided. Cash bar for other beverages or food.

Peter Xiao Red Memories
October 11 - November 18, 2011
Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University

RECEPTION Friday, October 14, 2011
5:00 - 7:00 PM ~~ Artist lecture 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Peter Tong Xiao was born in Beijing, China and grew up during Mao's Cultural Revolution. As a professor of painting and drawing, husband, and father of two children living in the U.S. today, he is in a unique position to process/express his experience of China and being Chinese in America. His paintings reference historical circumstances, but transcend politics and cultures with their universal messages about power, freedom, sorrow, empathy, and beauty. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with SAU's China Project.

Employee Service Awards

This year Augustana will once again gather to celebrate milestone years of service with our colleagues. Please plan to join us in the Olin Auditorium on October 13th at 10:30 a.m. Along with the presentation of the following service awards, we will have music and some time for food and conversation. Please save the date and come and celebrate!

2011 milestone service celebrations include:

Five Years of Service:

Allison Beck
Zachary Berkley
Ana Borderia-Garcia
Debra Brown
William Brunkan
Jennifer Burnham
David Carnithan
America Colmenares
Dennis Corwin
Patrick Crawford
Ellen Dixon
Anne Earel
Bobbi Endress
Gary Faley
Robert Faulkner
Yvonne Favre
Stanley Furlong
Meg Gillette
Carolyn Hough
Diana Kavanaugh
Melissa Lampo
Ellie Larson
Monica Metscaviz
Jill Nielsen
Tony Oliver
Helene Patton
Michael Ponsetto
Kelly Pulford
Sonda Reinartz
Lori Roenfeldt
Timothy Ross
Heather Ross
Jane Simonsen
Dawn Tilp
Brenda Turner
Chrystal Turner
Rhonda Vogel
Sherilyn West
Amy Zero

Ten Years of Service:

Allen Alexander
Katherine Ashenhurst
Debra Bazer
Mary Biggin
Debra Blaylock
David Ellis
Connie Ghinazzi
Lisa Gray
Bonnie Jessee
Stephen Klien
Melody Knoles
Kent Manley
Jeffrey Martin
Scott Mejia
Sharon Newburg
Gail Parsons
Larry Peterson
Sangeetha Rayapati
Ana Rios
Fernando Rios
Beth Roberts
Jackie Ross
Teresa Rusch
Joanna Short
Tammy Showers
Mary Tatro
Pamela Trotter

25 years of service:

Gary Burlingame
Salvador Castaneda
Ruth Ann Johnson
Geraldine Kingan
Georgia Moreno
Susan Stone
Jeffrey VanHecke

Congratulations to all on this achievement! See you at the celebration on October 13th.