Monday, October 29

No events scheduled

Tuesday, October 30

2:00 PM - 15th annual fall Frieze Lecture Series on the theme "What the Dickens?"
David Ellis will speak on the world Dickens inhabited, considering the key themes and issues in British, European and global history at the time Dickens was active. 
Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, IL 

3:00 - 5:20 PM - Political Science Dept. Senior Inquiry Presentations
Olin 307 

Wednesday, October 31

5:00 - 6:00 PM - After Hours Poetry and Prose
Sorensen Hall break room/lounge 

Thursday, November 1

11:00 AM - Employee Service Awards
Olin Auditorium 

Friday, November 2

No events scheduled

Saturday, November 3

No events scheduled

Sunday, November 4

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra Concert
Call Symphony office for ticket prices
Centennial Hall 

7:00 PM - Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra Concert
Call Symphony office for ticket prices
Centennial Hall 

Volume 10, Issue 11 - October 29, 2012

Faculty News

Kirsten Day's (Classics) paper "'Print the Legend'...?: Oedipal Themes in JohnFord's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" was presented on a panel devoted to Iliadic and Oedipal themes at the Film & History conference in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 27th.


Students in Laura Hartman's (Religion) section of RELG 384 recently completed a service learning project for residents of Rock Island's Keystone Neighborhood.  Through interviews and surveys, the students gathered and compiled perceptions of neighborhood needs for the future. Each student devoted at least twenty hours to the project.  On October 25, the class presented its findings to neighborhood association members at a meeting at MIcah House.


Tapis and JindalGreg Tapis (Business Administration) had the high honor and distinct privilege of being one of a select group of people invited to have lunch with Governor Jindal from Louisiana. A very fruitful discussion was held regarding higher education, health care, and energy. It was a true honor for Greg to be present at a lunch with one of our Nation's Minority Governors.









Michael Zemek (Music) and the Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble were invited via audition to perform at the fall conference for the Illinois Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association on October 19, 2012.  The choir performed a multi-movement work titled "Anne Frank:  A Living Voice" written by Minneapolis composer Linda Tutas Haugen.  In it, Haugen sets various entries from Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl that portray a psychological progression from fear and despair to strength and hope.  Haugen's music seeks to explore and highlight the theme that even as Anne faces the likelihood that she and her family will not survive, she is able to look beyond the present and herself to a time when she believes that peace will return.  The choir was accompanied by a string quartet of junior music students coached by Susan Stone (Music).


New Faculty Achievement Forms now available

Have you recently published an article? Presented at a conference? Exhibited new artwork? Implemented a new teaching or assessment method? Submit your accomplishments via the new and improved electronic "Faculty Achievement Forms" on the "Resources for Faculty" page of the library website. Your submissions help the library track and celebrate your achievements, culminating in an annual reception. For questions, please contact Amanda Makula.