Monday, March 4

Exhibit: "Burning Truths: A Women's Work" Pyrographies of Female Saints by Kat Hustedde
Exhibit runs March 4 - May 17, 2013
Thomas Tredway Library

7:00 PM - Mutual Fund Observer
David Snowball presents "Mutual Fund Observer" to the Quad-Cities Computer Society. He is the founder and publisher of Mutual Fund Observer, a free, independent, non-commercial website
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL

Tuesday, March 5

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Dan Conway, Business Administration
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Blue and Gold Certification: Photo Editing Basics
RSVP to Kristina Jansson, x7476
Olin 105

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Fulbright Information Session for Students be rescheduled
Olin 201

7:00 - 8:30 PM - Dr. Corey Ciocchetti "Authentic Life"
Dr. Corey Ciocchetti speaks to thousands of individuals each year about "authentic success" and living an ethical life. He is the author 'Real Rabbits: Chasing An Authentic Life."
Centennial Hall

Wednesday, March 6

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Weekly Bible Study for Faculty, Staff, Administrators
"Soul Centering Through Nature" - Bring a Bible if you can. Bring your lunch if you wish.
Chicago Room, College Center

3:00 - 3:30 PM - Candidate for Director of Residential Life Conversation - Michael Burns
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

Thursday, March 7

8:15 - 9:30 AM - A Stronger Quad Cities: The Importance of Diverse Coalition Building
Augustana's Dr. Christopher Whitt, assistant professor of political science, will speak on "A Stronger Quad Cities: The Importance of Diverse Coalition Building."
Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Multicultural Speaker Series.
The event will begin with a breakfast and registration at 7:45 a.m. The program will begin at 8:15.
Ticket Price: $20 for members, $25 future members, $10 students - Order Tickets
Centre Station, 1200 River Drive, Moline, IL

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Blue and Gold Certification: Photo Editing Basics
RSVP to Kristina Jansson, x7476
Olin 105

3:00 - 3:30 PM - Candidate for Director of Residential Life Conversation - Julie McMahon
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

Friday, March 8

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Mark Salisbury presents "Applying the principles of improv to college teaching"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

2:00 - 2:30 PM - Candidate for Director of Residential Life Conversation - Christina Lorge-Grover
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

8:00 PM - Augustana Choir Home Concert
Free admission
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 N. Brady Street, Davenport, IA

Saturday, March 9

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Orff workshop: Orff in all Directions
This workshop is the third in a series of four workshops for music educators focused on Orff instruments and instruction. The final workshop for the 2012-13 academic year will take place on April 27.
$40 including lunch; $8 for students
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

1:00 PM - Transcending Gun Violence Through the Power of Nonviolence
Dr. David Cortright, author and leading proponent of reducing gun violence, will lead a discussion on the use of non-violence to affect social change
102 Hanson Hall of Science

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphonic Band Home Concert
Centennial Hall

Sunday, March 10

2:00 - 4:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks:
Masterworks: Rite of Spring and Pictures at an Exhibition
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra  will present Masterworks: Masterworks: Rite of Spring and Pictures at an Exhibition.
Concert Conversations will begin at 1:00 PM
Tickets are $8 - $15
Centennial Hall

7:00 PM - Faculty Recital: Samantha Keehn, trombone and Howard Eckdahl, baritone
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Organ Showcase
Larry Peterson, director of music for Campus Ministries and instructor of organ, will perform in an hour-long Organ Showcase.
The concert will feature some of the finest organists from the Quad-Cities, and showcase one of the Midwest's premier tracker-action baroque instruments. The cathedral's Wolff organ was designed in the northern German tradition of organ building from the Baroque era.
Organ literature will include works by Bach, Sweelinck, Mendelsson, Walther, Widor and others.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 121 W. 12th Street, Davenport, IA

Volume 10, Issue 23 - March 4, 2013

Faculty News

Jon Hurty (Music) conducted the Maryland Music Educator's Association All-State Choir February 22-24 in Baltimore, Maryland. The choir was made up of the top 200 auditioned high school singers in the state of Maryland. The group rehearsed about 6 hours each day for three days and performed a final concert on Sunday, February 24.

In addition to Jon's work with the All-State Choir the Augustana Choir was invited to perform a concert and lecture session as part of the Maryland Music Educator's Conference. The choir sang selections from their recent tour program and discussed vocal tone color and the concepts of large-group choral improvisation with conference attendees.

Margaret Morse (Art History) published an essay, "From Chiesa to Casa and Back: The Exchange of Public and Private in Domestic Devotional Art," in the volume Reflections on Renaissance Venice: A Celebration of Patricia Fortini Brown, edited by Blake de Maria and Mary E. Frank (Milan: Five Continents). The book pays tribute to the long and distinguished career of Fortini Brown, a pre-eminent scholar in Venetian art history, on the occasion of her retirement from Princeton University, and Margaret is honored to have her work included in the collection. Her essay, which explores the transfer of devotional goods between public and private realms, is indebted to the groundbreaking scholarship of Fortini Brown on the material culture of the Venetian domestic interior.

 Dr. Pam Trotter, Professor of Chemistry at Augustana, has been elected to serve a three-year term as a Councilor in the Chemistry Division for the Council for Undergraduate Research. CUR is a national organization that promotes undergraduate research on college campuses. This is a national leadership role for Dr. Trotter.


As you know, preparations are getting underway for the Higher Learning Commission accreditation. One of the things we need to accomplish is an archive of all current faculty CVs.  Please email a copy of your current CV to Steve Klien, Chair of Faculty Welfare Committee, at your earliest convenience.