Monday, December 2, 2013

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LSFY Meeting:  From the Source: Summary and Documentation
Wilson Center

4:30 PM - Submit expression of interest for offering online summer courses by today to Margaret Farrar

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Amber Whittle, '14
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

11:30 AM - Press Conference on Increasing Racial Diversity in the Workforce presented by Quad Cities Chamber
Evald Great Hall

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Christmas Tree Lighting/Appreciation Event Hosted by Steve Bahls
Students, faculty and staff - Come by for cookies, hot chocolate, festive music
Center for Student Life, 4th floor

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentoring Circle 2013-14 Cohort
Gävle Room (Multipurpose Room 1), Center for Student Life

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

8:15 - 8:45 AM - Open Financial Coffee Half-Hour with David English, VP of Finance & Administration
The Brew, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

10:30 - 12:30 - "Issues of Diversity in Higher Education, and Identity Development" with Gabriel Lara
Light lunch to follow presentation
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life

3:30 - 5:30 PM - Reception for "From Avon to Broadway: Selections from the Philip Wm. McKinley papers"
Refreshments served
Thomas Tredway Library, Special Collections, 1st floor

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Tea Hour Series: "An International Report on Women's Issue"s, presented by Jane Tiedge
Evald Great Hall

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentoring Circle 2012-13 cohort
Gävle Room (Multipurpose Room 1), Center for Student Life

Thursday, December 5, 2013

5:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - WVIK Year-end Fund Drive

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - Google Apps Basics Workshop
RSVP to Kristina Zimmerman x 7476
Olin 110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - The Salon, with Cathy Goebel - Art History
Augustana Art Museum

7:00 PM - Rock Island Civil War Prison: Andersonville of the North
Free screening and discussion of the 30-minute documentary.
Figge Art Museum Auditorium, 225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA

7:30 PM - "Libertarian and Democratic Tolerance: Toward a Christian Civic Virtue" presented by Daniel Morris
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Friday, December 6, 2013

4:00 - 6:00 PM - Workshop with Steven Barrett on Theatre of the Oppressed
Students, faculty, and staff are invited
Black Box Theatre, Bergendoff Building

8:00 - 9:30 PM - Christmas at Augustana
Tickets are $20 for adults; $16 for seniors; $10 for students, faculty and staff
Centennial Hall

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Discussion on Arming our Public Safety Staff, presented by Evelyn Campbell, Tom Phillis, and Sheri Curran
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Saturday, December 7, 2013

4:00 - 5:30 PM - Christmas at Augustana
Tickets are $20 for adults; $16 for seniors; $10 for students, faculty and staff
Centennial Hall

Sunday, December 8, 2014

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks III
Guest conductor Alasdair Neale and concertmaster Naha Greenholtz, violin
Tickets $8-$51; call 563-322-7276
Centennial Hall

Volume 12, Issue 13 - December 2, 2013

Tredway Library

Grand spectacles. Contemporary theater, both spare and full of excess. The circus. Designs, both realistic and out-of-this-world. Turning around a troubled project. These are only some of the topics that can be explored in the Philip Wm. McKinley papers, recently acquired and processed by Special Collections. Perhaps this range of topics is not surprising since, as a student at Augustana (class of '73), McKinley majored in education, speech, drama, music, English, and the visual arts. After graduation, he taught high school in Nevada, and then moved into the world of professional theater. He has acted, choreographed, and directed in Las Vegas, Houston, Kansas City, Ohio, New Jersey, Japan, Germany, and New York City, and is currently directing The Green River at Augustana. On Broadway, he directed the Tony-winning musical The Boy From Oz, and the most expensive musical in Broadway history, Spiderman. In addition, McKinley has directed more editions of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus than anyone else to date. 

McKinley's papers, which include materials from his youth in Avon, Illinois, his time at Augustana, and his professional career, are now held in Special Collections and constitute our third largest collection. The collection encompasses a wide variety of materials: paper-based materials such as theater and circus programs, playbills, scripts, and correspondence; audio-visual materials including photographs, VHS tapes, and DVDs; mixed media formats such as set and costume designs (including textiles); and 3-D artifacts including costumes and accessories, as well as mementos, awards, and advertising. After aquiring the collection almost a year ago, it was arranged, organized, and documented by an Augustana graduate, and a description is now available online:  The papers have already been used by theater students, and we hope to see them further incorporated into classes across disciplines in the coming year.

The McKinley papers are also featured in the current exhibit in Special Collections (running through December 12). We will hold a reception in honor of the donation and the exhibit on Wednesday, December 4, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The reception will offer the opportunity to view the exhibit, explore other items from the collection, and chat with Phil. Refreshments will be served outside Special Collections. We encourage you and your students to attend.