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Campus Bulletin

Volume 50, Number 13
September 26, 2016

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Shakespeare Film
Sr. Joan Lescinski will host a viewing of "The Tempest," at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in Ambrose Hall 243. The event is free and open to the public.

Presidential Debate Watch Party
The Political Science Department will host a presidential debate watch party from 8 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in the Ambrose Hall Beehive. This event is co-sponsored by Student Activities, College Democrats and College Republicans. Light refreshments will be served. Contact: Bill Parsons or Duk Kim.

Social and Economic Justice Conference
The Annual St. Ambrose Social and Economic Justice Conference, "Shakespeare and Justice," will feature workshops and presentations beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. The keynote film, "Shakespeare Behind Bars," will include a discussion by Curt Tofteland, founder of Shakespeare Behind Bars, at 7 p.m., in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. For more information and to register for the conference go to Social and Economic Justice Conference.

Opiate Town Hall Meeting

The School of Social Work is co-hosting a town hall meeting on the opiate and heroin epidemic and legislation for Scott County at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. This is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to receive information about this drug crisis in our community and to work toward legislative change. The event is co-hosted by the US Attorney's office-southern district of Iowa, Center for Alcohol and Drug Services, and Unity Point Health, Robert Young Center. The event is free and open to the public. Contact: Katie Van Blair, ext. 3936.

Pacem in Terris
This year's recipient for the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award is Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez Merino, OP, regarded as one of the principle founders of liberation theology.  Most Reverend Martin Amos, Bishop of the Diocese of Davenport, will present the award to Fr. Gutiérrez at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Christ the King Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Read more at Pacem in Terris.

Dedication of St. Vincent's Athletic Complex
As part of our Homecoming events, St. Ambrose University and Assumption High School will formally dedicate Phase One of the St. Vincent's Athletic Complex on Friday, Sept. 30. The dedication will be at 6:15 p.m. at the north field. Bishop Martin Amos, the chair of our Board of Trustees, will bless the fields and bands from both St. Ambrose and Assumption will provide music. A reception will follow the ceremony.

"The Jeweler's Polish" Book Signing
The Library will host author, Marie Ann Dean, for a signing of her new book, "The Jeweler's Polish," from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, in the first floor atrium of the Library. Dean grew up in Davenport and taught at St. Ambrose as an adjunct instructor. Copies of the book will be available. Contact: Mary Heinzman, ext. 6241.

21st Annual Killer Bee 5K Run/Walk and Bumble Rumble Registration
The Kinesiology Department is hosting the 21st annual Killer Bee 5K Run/Walk and the Kids Bumble Rumble during Homecoming Weekend, Saturday, Oct. 1, on the east lawn in front of the Rogalski Center. This year, a team registration option is offered. To register for both the 5K race and kid's Bumble Rumble click here. Contact: Rhiannon Seneli.

Volunteer opportunities are also available. To volunteer for the race go to go to, and click "Continue as a Guest." Please complete the steps and indicate your top two preferences of places to work. Efforts will be made to assign you where you desire in the order of which volunteer registrations are received. Volunteer assignment will be completed by Sept. 28. Contact: Andy Milton, ext. 6023. 

Homecoming Weekend 2016
The Advancement and Alumni Engagement Office encourages the campus community to participate in the activities planned for Homecoming Weekend 2016, Sept. 30-Oct. 2 (click here to see a list). The class of 1966 will celebrate their 50th reunion this year. Details and specific information about the reunions and who is attending can be found here. Contact: Alumni Office, ext. 6290.

Folwell Center Dedication
A ceremony to dedicate the Frank and Dorothy "Jane" Folwell Center for Political Science, Pre-Law and Leadership Studies will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Center (free-standing house south of the Rogalski Center). The centerpiece room of the Folwell Center will be the Rand Wonio Conference room, a 1973 St. Ambrose graduate, who was the first SAU Mock Trial coach.

Wellness and Recreation Center Beam Signing
Stop by the Taste of St. Ambrose from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, and be part of the history of building the Wellness and Recreation Center by signing your name to a steel beam which will be used in the building. Show your Ambrosian spirit and share the excitement of seeing this building come on line.

Library Leisure Reading
The Library has a Leisure Reading book collection for the campus community. It contains best sellers in fiction and nonfiction as well as books on CD.  If you are interested in receiving a monthly email when new books arrive, please contact Joyce Haack.

Professional Clothing Drive
Residence Life and the Career Center have teamed up to make professional clothing available to students in the Davis Closet. Students are in need of professional clothing for upcoming events including Career Boot Camp and ProFair. If you have any gently-used professional clothing you would like to donate, please take it to the Career Center, 2nd floor Rogalski Center. Contact Kimberly Matteson, ext. 6342.

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This Week at St. Ambrose: September 26-October 2

Meetings and Events
: Film, "The Tempest," 6 p.m., AH243
Comedian Chloe Hilliard, 8 p.m., RC Ballroom
Presidential Debate Watch Party, 8 p.m., AH Beehive
Tuesday: Social and Economic Justice Conference, 9 a.m., RC Ballroom
Keynote Film, "Shakespeare Behind Bars," 7 p.m., RC Ballroom
Lip Sync Battle, 9 p.m., AH Beehive
Wednesday: Opiate and Heroin Town Hall meeting, 6 p.m., RC Ballroom
Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award, 6:30 p.m., Chapel
Women's JV Volleyball vs. Loras, 7 p.m., PE Center
Film, "Finding Dory," 10 p.m., RC Lawn
Thursday: Women's JV Volleyball vs. Augustana, 7 p.m., PE Center
Band, Icarus Account, 9 p.m., RC Ballroom
Friday: Book signing, "The Jeweler's Polish," 2 p.m., Library
St. Vincent Athletics Complex Phase 1 Dedication, 6:15 p.m., SVC
All-Alumni Reunion, 7 p.m., Circle Tap
Men's JV Soccer vs. Illinois Central College, 7:30 p.m., SVC
Homecoming Trivia Night, 8 p.m., RC Ballroom
Saturday: 21st Annual Killer Bee, 8 a.m., RC
Bumble Rumble, 9 a.m., RC
Campus Tours, 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., RC
Archives Open House, 10 a.m., Library
Folwell Center Dedication, 10 a.m., FC
Taste of Ambrose, 11 a.m., RC Lawn
Football vs. Trinity, 1 p.m., Brady Street Stadium
Men's Soccer vs. Calumet College, 2 p.m., SVC
Women's Soccer vs. Calumet College, 4:30 p.m., SVC
Food Truck Fest, 9 p.m., RC Lawn
Sunday: Homecoming Mass, 10:30 a.m., Chapel
Women's JV Soccer vs. Knox College, 5 p.m., SVC

Monday: Suzanne Peppers
Tuesday: Nick Enz, Andrew Gates
Wednesday: Johnna Kerres, Billy Lynn, Abbey Wildermuth

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