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Augustana faculty takes talents to CommUniversity

January  12, 2012

More than a dozen faculty members from Augustana will participate in this year's Quad Cities CommUniversity, a series of classes offered on four consecutive Sunday afternoons on a range of subjects.

CommUniversity was founded in 1979 and now attracts more than 600 students of all ages each year. This year's classes are Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Classes are taught by local college faculty, staff from museums and libraries, representatives of religious groups, and private citizens with a special expertise.

Each four-week classes costs $35. Classes are held at St. Ambrose University in Davenport.

Details and registration

Augustana faculty participating this year include:

  • Dr. Cyrus A. Zargar, assistant professor of religion, "Islam and Muhammad: An Introduction"
  • Dr. Patricia A. Shea, assistant professor in education, "Celtic Spirituality: Applying an Ancient Spirituality in a Modern Setting"
  • Dr. Stephen A. Klien, associate professor of communication studies, "Beyond the Caucuses: Campaign 2012, the Media, and Critical Citizenship"
  • Dr. Christopher M. Whitt, assistant professor of political science, "Race, Wealth and Inequality in American Politics"
  • Dr. Karin L. Youngberg, professor of English, "Who’s There?: the Questions of Hamlet"
  • Dr. Jon Hurty, professor of music, Dr. David Crowe, professor of English, Pastor Richard Priggie and Dr. David Ellis, associate professor of history: "Britten’s War Requiem: Music with History, Poetry and More"
  • Dr. Jennifer Popple, adjunct instructor of English and liberal studies, " Arthur Miller on Page and Stage: Peeling Back the Layers of Americana"
  • Dr. Randall Hall, associate professor of music, " Myth, Music and Symbol"
  • Dr. Samantha Keehn, fellowship instructor in music, " Brass Revival"
  • Dr. Ann Boaden, adjunct professor of English, " Forgotten Founders of the Quad Cities"