On The Spot Awards
The following individuals were chosen for an On The Spot Award for the month of September: Amanda Curran, Enrollment Data Center; Debbie Dobbyn, Arts and Sciences; Jim Hannon, Physical Plant; Greg Geistkemper, Financial Aid; Sean McGinn, Information Resources/Technology; Tim Phillips, Dean of Students; Jodi Prosise, Engineering and Physical Science; Amy Puck, General Accounting; Matt Trimble, Information Resources/Technology; Michelle Voelkers, Dean of Students; and Hilary Wilson, Dean of Students.
An open house for prospective students will be held from 8:45 a.m. to noon, Monday, Oct. 13. Check-in is at 8:45 a.m. in the Rogalski Center. For details and dates of upcoming open houses and campus visit opportunities go to Fall Open House Visits.
Special Parking Arrangements for Monday, Oct. 13
Monday, Oct. 13, is the annual fall open house and The Iowa Quad City College Program Fair for St. Ambrose University. There will be a number of guests visiting on this day, and this will necessitate repurposing campus parking. During the day approximately 30 spaces will be reserved for our guests in the Rogalski Center faculty/staff lot. Also on Monday, from 2:30 to 8 p.m., the entire Rogalski Center faculty/staff lot will be reserved for fair guests. Students, faculty and staff are asked to use alternate lots during these times. St. Paul Lutheran Church has agreed to permit SAU faculty/staff to park in their lot. The operations director for St. Paul has requested that SAU employees use the High and Main Street parking lot. Contact: Calvin Cooper, Security, ext. 5725 about parking or Hilary Callas, Admissions, ext. 6002 about the events. Read more at IQCCP College Fair.
Brown Bag Discussion
A brown bag discussion of body image and a celebration of how to accept yourself for you who are will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Ambrose Hall 224. The event is sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies program. Contact: Katy Strzepek, ext. 6113.
Biology Advising Night
Freshman and transfer biology majors are invited to attend an advising night from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Rogalski Center Gottlieb Conference Center. Students will have the opportunity to meet their new advisor, learn more about biology as a major and enjoy free pizza. Students considering changing their major to biology are also encouraged to attend. Contact: Ann Raddant, ext. 5756.
Middle East Institute Film Festival
The SAU Middle East Institute is sponsoring a film festival that will highlight filmmakers from Israel, Egypt, Iran, Palestine, Tunisia, Lebanon, Syria and the United States. All films are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:
• Experimental Short Films: Body, Spectacle, and Space, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, Rozz Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island
• Art Against Conflict, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second St., Davenport
• Ziba, 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, Galvin Fine Arts Center
• Experimental Shorts: The Archive, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, Rozz Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island
• Zero Motivation, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second St., Davenport
• Syria and the Limits of Understanding, 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, Galvin Fine Arts Center
Contact: Ryan Dye, ext. 6210
Winter Grad Finale
Students can purchase their cap and gown, order announcements and graduation memorabilia from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. Contact: Campus Bookstore, ext. 6336.
Art History Information Sessions
The Art History program is hosting an advising and career information session for students interested in learning more about the Art History major or minor at 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in Galvin 141. Contact: Terri Switzer, ext. 6142.
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Information Sessions
The Doctor of Business Administration will host three information sessions to learn more about the DBA program and admissions requirements. The sessions will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 20-22, in Rogalski Center Room 211. The DBA program is enrolling now for the January term. To attend contact Michelle Kronfeld, ext. 6308. Read more at DBA Information Sessions.
Political Science and Leadership Studies
The Political Science and Leadership Studies program is hosting an open house from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, in the Roglaski Center North Annex, for students interested in learning about political science, international studies, mock trial, Model UN, the pre-law minor or the leadership minor. Information will be available on the Folwell Endowment and the support it provides to student learning including the Folwell Academic Scholarship in Community and Public Service. Contact: Bill Parsons, ext. 6171.
• Work Study and Temporary (student) Employees: Online time cards need to be submitted to your supervisor by Monday, Oct. 20.
• Supervisors: Online time cards with supervisor approval need to be submitted to General Accounting by Tuesday, Oct. 21.
• Staff: Online time cards need to be submitted to your supervisor by Saturday, Oct. 25.
• Hourly Staff Supervisors: Online time cards with supervisor approval need to be submitted to General Accounting by Sunday, Oct. 26.
Social and Economic Justice Conference and First Book Lecture
The Annual St. Ambrose Social and Economic Justice Conference, "Gender, Narrative and Justice: The Power of Story," will feature workshops, presentations and a film screening selection from "Half the Sky," beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. The keynote lecture, "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide," will be given by Pulitzer Prize winning author, lecturer and business executive Sheryl WuDunn, at 7 p.m., in the Galvin Fine Arts Center. These events are part of the Exploring Gender project series. Read more at Social and Economic Justice Conference and First Book Lecture.
A Casual Classics concert will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, in Madsen Hall, Galvin. The hour-long concert will feature Beth Wiese on Tuba. Wiese was the recipient of the prestigious international competition "Città di Porcia," a quadrennial event for tuba held in Porcia, Italy. She plays with the New World Symphony and is an associate member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra. The event is free and open to the public. Contact: Terri Flynn, ext. 6001. Read more at Casual Classics.
Occupational Therapy Information Session
The Occupational Therapy department is hosting an information session for students interested in the Occupational Therapy program at 11:15 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Rogalski Center Gottlieb Conference Center. Contact: Anne Lansing, ext. 6128.
Keep Our Neighbors Warm Collection
Staff Assembly is accepting donations of clothing for men and women including long sleeved t-shirts, long-johns, socks, gloves and hats. The clothing will be donated to community agencies serving those in need this winter. Donations will be accepted through Nov. 11. Collection boxes are located in Ambrose Hall, Center for Health Sciences Education, the Rogalski Center and the Library. Contact: Carrie Meador-Bliss, ext. 6401.
Coats for Kids
The Children's Campus is organizing a Coats for Kids drive beginning Oct. 3. Gently used or new coats, gloves and hats for men, women and children will be accepted. Collection boxes are located in Ambrose Hall, the Center for Health Sciences Education, the Center for Communication and Social Development, Galvin Fine Arts Center, Hayes Hall, the Library, 1950 E. 54th Street Facility, Downtown Professional Development Center, the Library and the Rogalski Center. The Children's Campus is also collecting spare change to go towards the purchase of coats from Goodwill Industries. Contact: Andromahi Harrison, ext. 5799.
Submissions for Campus Bulletin
To submit an item for possible inclusion in an upcoming Campus Bulletin, send information via email or campus mail by noon Thursday of the week prior to Darcy Duncalf in the Communications and Marketing Office. Be sure to include all relevant "what," "where" and "why" information, as well as a contact name, email address and phone number for further questions. Information may be edited for length and consistency with Campus Bulletin style. Contact: Darcy Duncalf, ext. 6295.
Meetings and Events
Monday: Admissions Open House, 8:45 a.m., RC
IQCCP College Fair, 5 p.m., RC
Wednesday: Brown Bag Body Image, 11:30 a.m., AH224
Biology Advising Session, 6 p.m., RC Gottlieb Conference Center
Film, Experimental Short Films: Body, Spectacle, and Space, 7 p.m., Rozz Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island
Thursday: Winter Grad Finale, 9 a.m., RC Ballroom
Art History Information Session, 3 p.m., Galvin 141
Women's Volleyball vs. St. Xavier, 7 p.m., PE Center
Film, Art Against Conflict, 7 p.m., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second St., Davenport
Friday: Film, Ziba, 7 p.m., Galvin
Monday: Daniel Rairdin-Hale
Tuesday: Tom Anthony, Deb Brownson
Wednesday: Jennifer Smith
Friday: Alison Filley, Anne Lansing
Sunday: Deb Gerdes, Onnica Marquez
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