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    November 8-10, 2013

    Plan now to spend a family weekend at St. Ambrose! It will be the perfect chance to catch up on everything that's going on in your busy lives, and to enjoy all the activities of a special autumn weekend on campus.


    Friday, November 8

    5:30pm, Queen Bees Basketball vs. Ottawa University, Lee Lohman Arena

    7:30pm, International Chamber Soloists, Galvin Fine Arts Center
    With acclaimed violinist Dmitri Berlinsky as front man, this exciting new ensemble is celebrated for its interpretative skill and its on-stage pyrotechnics.This unique group features award-winning young string players from the U.S., Russia, Poland, Belarus, Romania, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia and Uzbekistan. They are united through their love of, and dedication to, music.
    COST: $13 adults, $11 faculty/staff/alumni/senior citizens, $9 non-SAU students, $8 groups, SAU students with current valid student ID are free. Part of the Galvin Fine Arts Performance Series
    Contact the Galvin Box Office at 563-333-6251.

    9:00pm, The Oak - A night of family storytelling, Bee Hive, St. Ambrose Hall
    Like the strong oaks that reside outside of Ambrose Hall, each family tree has strong roots that support them. On Friday, November 8 we like to invite families to share stories that demonstrate their family's history, values, and personality during an open mic event. You can read poems that speak to your family, show a photo that demonstrates your uniqueness, tell a short story, or even sing a song. The key element being that it shows what family means to you. Parents, students, siblings are all encouraged to share. We ask that you limit to 5 minutes of sharing so we can get through all the participants. 9pm, Bee Hive. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

    Saturday, November 9

    1 p.m. – 3 p.m. SAU Carnival - Safari!  Rogalski Center Ballroom - FREE
    It's a SAFARI!!! Well not quite, but we've got critters from there! Bring smaller siblings to the Carnival on Saturday to do a Build An Animal from the Safari! We provide all the stuffing and supplies for free for only for SAU students and younger than 18! Sorry parents, unless your student then bring your ID! Only We will also have Dave Evans the ever popular balloon artist back from last year to make whatever your heart desires. Clubs and Organizations will also be putting together fun games and contests for students to participate in! Everything's FREE! Come and enjoy!

    7 p.m. St. Ambrose Trivia Night.  
    Know someone who has all the answers? Bring them to St. Ambrose's Trivia Night. Gather a 6-8 player team for 10 rounds of 10 questions. Bring your own snacks. Beverages are available for purchase (no outside drinks allowed).

    Childcare is available (with donation) for children of all ages at the St. Ambrose University Children's Campus, 1301 W. Lombard, Davenport.

    Cost: $10/person; mulligans available. Proceeds benefit the the St. Ambrose Alumni Association and the St. Ambrose Children's Campus.

    Doors open at 6 p.m.; play begins at 7 p.m.

    Location: Rogalski Center Ballroom

    Dates for 2013-2014:
    Saturday, November 9
    Saturday, January 18
    Saturday, March 29

    Reservations are required for tables and for childcare. To register for a table or childcare, please call 563/333-6290 or email


    7:00pm Quad Cities Mallards vs. Denver, iWireless Center, Moline, IL
    3 Free tickets for each student, each additional is $5. ONLY 200 tickets available in the Student Activities Office in the Rogalski Center starting on Tuesday morning, November 5. Tickets can also be purchased at full price at the iWireless Box Office.

    Sunday, November 10

     9 a.m.  and 10:30 a.m., Family Weekend Mass, Christ the King Chapel

    3:00p.m.  - HONOR: Choral Music of the United States. Galvin Fine Arts Center
    The SAU Chorale, Chamber Singers and Bee Sharp offer their first concert of the season by honoring the enduring American tradition of vocal music by composers of our nation. Featuring music from such greats as Aaron Copland & Leonard Bernstein to Grammy award winner Billy Joel and our very own composer William Campbell, we invite you to discover the variety of music unique to our country from the great composers, the American Songbook, Tin Pan Alley, Barbershop, Sacred Music and Musicals. Under the direction of Dr. Glenda Crawford with Debbie Sanborne, accompanist.

    FREE and open to the public. Call 563-333-6001 for more information.


    6:30 p.m. Mass, Christ the King Chapel




    Questions? please contact the Campus Activities Board at, or call 563-333-6395.