Monday, April 21

6:00 PM - Created Equal Program Event: Chris Whitt  leads discussion of film screening "Freedom Riders"
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL

Tuesday, April 22 -MUESDAY

11:00 AM  - Candidate for Research & Instruction Librarian Presentation: Rachel Weiss
Interim Music Librarian at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN
Olin 305

11:30 AM - Kaffeestunde: German Conversation Group
Denkmann B-33

7:00- 8:00 PM - MPB Lecture: Julia Garcia
Olin Auditorium

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Tredway Library Book Club Meeting
Discussing "Seraphina" in honor of author, Rachel Hartman, coming to Augustana
All are welcome
PBK Room, Tredway Library

Wednesday, April 23

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Tea Hour Series: "Engendering Buddhist Renunciation: Nuns' sense and Nonsense" presented by Nirmala Salgado
Presentation concludes with a conversation with the renowned Buddhist nun from Sri Lanka, the Venerable Bhikkhuni Kusuma
Evald Great Hall

5:15 - 6:00 PM - Meditation Session
Led by Sri Lankan Buddhist Nun Bhikkhuni Kusuma
All are welcome
Evald Great Hall

7:00 PM - Happy 450th Birthday, William Shakespeare
Faculty, staff and students read from the Bard's great work. All are invited.
Old Main Forum, Room 226, east end of Old Main

Thursday, April 24

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Open Discussion About Recent Incidents of Harassment and Intolerance
Students, Faculty, Administration and Staff are invited to attend
Centennial Hall

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Intermediate PowerPoint Workshop
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale x 7476
Olin 105

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon, "History of the Environmental Movement" with Global Affect and Brian Leech
Brew by the Slough, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Advising Academy "NACADA Webinar: Balancing Academic Advising with other Faculty Responsibilities"
Gävle 1, Room 403, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

7:00 PM - 29th Annual Stone Lectureship in Judaism "The Crucifixion, the New Testament, and the Jews" presented by Meira Z. Kensky
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - "Articulating Wonder in a Secular Age" presented by Carl A. Rubino, Hamilton College
Center for Student Life Room 405

Friday, April 25

Transfer Friday

8:00 AM - Business Day Breakfast Kickoff - Keynote address by Susan Black-Beth '99
Carver Physical Education Center

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Using iMoving Workshop
RSVP to Kristina Zimmerman x 7476
Old Main 202

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Voice Seminar Program
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation "WVIK - Broadcasting News, Music, Arts and Culture from Augustana College" presented by Jay Pearce
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Wilson Center

4:30 - 6:30 PM - Multilingual Carnival
Hosted by French and Spanish clubs, with free food, prizes and games
Lower Quad

6:00 PM - Relay for Life
5:00 PM - Check-in
Pepsico Recreation Center

7:00 PM - AugiEquality Open Mic Night
Black Box Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

Saturday, April 26

12:00 - 2:00 PM - Earth Week Concert: Patchouli
There will be bins to collect e-waste (old cell phones, batteries, keyboards, etc.) for recycling
Lower Quad Gazebo

1:00 PM - Student Recital
Abigail Schultz, soprano; Chloe Vassmer, soprano; Marcus Hostetler, French horn; Sarah Meirose, harp; and Meagan Bruck and Allycia Nelson,  sopranos in quartet
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

1:00 - 4:00 PM - Annual Chemistry Open House
Sponsored by the Augustana Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society and the Department of Chemistry
Hanson Hall of Science

4:00 PM - Student Recital
Emma Leland, violin; accompanied by Mary Neil
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Student Recital
Vivian Perez, voice and Rebecca Strandberg, piano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, April 27

2:00 PM - Augustana Chamber Singers Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

4:00 PM - Founders Day Service: "That They May All Be One"
The Rev. Mark Hanson will preach. Celebrating the founding of Augustana Church in Andover, the Augustana Lutheran Church in America and Augustana College and Theological Seminary in Rock Island. A meal will be served after the service.
Augustana Lutheran Church, 628 6th Street, Andover, IL

7:30 PM - Augustana Handbell Choir Concert performs "We Will Rock You"
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Volume 12, Issue 27 - April 21, 2014

This Week's Message

On August 24, 1981 the Quad Cities represented the only metropolitan area in Illinois or Iowa that did not have a local NPR station.  That changed on August 25, 1981 when, thanks to the hard work and dedication of Don Wooten and the cooperation of the Augustana College administration, WVIK signed on. 

Back then, NPR was still struggling to gain a foothold and public radio stations were largely considered to be extensions of a school's academic mission.  Times have changed over the past three decades.  NPR has grown into an award-winning global news service listened to by more than 26 million Americans each week.  Public radio stations have become essential public service outreach and engagement tools for their parent colleges and universities.

WVIK serves more than 40,000 listeners each month with news, music and cultural programs.  Its annual public service value to Augustana College is calculated to be more than two million dollars.  Beyond that,

WVIK provides opportunities for Augustana College students to gain valuable experience in the areas of journalism, marketing and non-profit management. 

I hope you will join me at this week's Friday Conversation  in the Wilson Center to hear how WVIK is working hard to increase its value to the community and to the academic mission of Augustana College.

Jay Pearce, CEO
Quad Cities NPR/WVIK-FM