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Campus Bulletin

Volume 50, Number 23
December 5, 2016

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Campus Ministry Events
Several Masses and events are scheduled in Christ the King Chapel during the coming weeks:
• Advent Communal Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5
• Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 9:15 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7 and 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8
• Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 9-9:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8
• Student Candlelight Mass, 9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13
Faculty/Staff Christmas Mass, 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17
• Christmas Eve Mass, 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 24

BA-MSW Information Session
A BA-MSW Program information session will be held from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the Rogalski Center north annex room. The BA-MSW program is for students majoring in Psychology, Sociology, Theology or Women and Gender Studies who are interested in continuing graduate studies in social work. Contact: Toni Wamsley, ext. 3910.

Blood Drive
The St. Ambrose Children's Campus is hosting a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7. The Mississippi Valley Blood Center's mobile unit will be set up in the Children's Campus parking lot, 1301 W. Lombard Street. To make an appointment, call ext. 5799.

Faculty/Staff Social

A faculty/staff social will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. At 4 p.m., Sr. Joan will give special recognition to retirees Ken Grenier, Computer and Information Sciences; Rick Jerz, Management Department; and Janene Misak, Physician Assistant Studies. Hors d'oeuvres and complimentary wine and beer will be provided.

Extended Library Hours for Finals Week
The Library will offer extended hours prior to and during finals week: Wednesday-Thursday, Dec. 7-8, 7:45 a.m. -1 a.m.; Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, noon to 1 a.m., Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 12-13, 7:45 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 14-16, normal hours resume.

Winterim hours are effective from Saturday, Dec. 17 through Tuesday, Jan. 17. Those hours are:
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sundays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Fridays: 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Regular hours resume when classes start on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

 An Ambrosian Christmas
A traditional holiday celebration featuring St. Ambrose music ensembles and soloist will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9, in the Galvin Fine Arts Center. Read more at An Ambrosian Christmas.
All the concerts are free and open to the public. Contact: Terri Buesing-Flynn, ext. 6001

A fall visit day for prospective students interested in art, communications, music and theater will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Galvin Fine Arts Center. The event will include a musical showcase and interactive events in the printmaking studio, the tv studio and the theater main stage. Scholarship auditions for art, music, and theater will also take place during this time. For details and registration for the event please go to Arts@Ambrose or contact Hilary Callas, ext. 6002 or Alison Filley, ext. 5847.

Trivia Night

The SAU criminal justice honor society, Alpha Phi Sigma, is hosting a trivia night at 6:45 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Rogalski Center ballroom. Cost is $10/person for teams of 8. Bring your own food/snacks, a cash bar will be available. Proceeds from the event will support students seeking professional development opportunities within the criminal justice field, including national conference attendance. To reserve a table go to Contact: Michelle Voelkers.

Time Cards
• Work Study and Temporary (student) Employees: Online time cards need to be submitted to your supervisor by Monday, Dec. 12.
• Supervisors: Online time cards with supervisor approval need to be submitted to General Accounting by Tuesday, Dec. 13.
• Staff: Online time cards need to be submitted to your supervisor by Friday, Dec. 16.
• Hourly Staff Supervisors: Online time cards with supervisor approval need to be submitted to General Accounting by Saturday, Dec. 17.

Midnight Breakfast
The fall semester Midnight Breakfast will be held at 10 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the cafeteria. Faculty and staff volunteer food servers are needed from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Faculty and staff who would like to volunteer should contact Student Activities by Friday, Dec. 9.

Commencement Ceremony
All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend winter commencement at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, at the RiverCenter, Davenport. Parking will be validated by showing a commencement program upon exiting the parking garage. A Hooding Ceremony for all colleges will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16, in Galvin. For a complete schedule and information read more at Commencement.

Faculty/Staff Christmas Party
Invitations have been emailed for the faculty/staff Christmas party, Saturday, Dec. 17. As part of the celebration of Christmas at St. Ambrose, Mass begins at 5 p.m., reception at 5:45 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 p.m., to be followed by a program including presentation of service awards. After the program, all are invited to stay and socialize in the ballroom. Coffee and dessert will be served. Complimentary wine and beer service and the cash bar will be available until 10 p.m. Reservations for the faculty/staff Christmas party are required by Thursday, Dec. 8. RSVPs can be made to Becky Pracht. Questions regarding the party should be directed to Kathy Anderson at or ext. 6344. 

Child Care for Christmas Party

The St. Ambrose Student Alumni Association will provide childcare from 4:30 to 9 p.m. in the Student Leadership Center in the lower level of the Rogalski Center. The suggested donation is $15 per child with $10 extra per additional sibling, benefitting SAU Dance Marathon and the student emergency fund.  Children may be dropped off and picked at the Student Leadership Center. Reservations are required and information provided should include the name and age of each child to Paige Nagle at or ext. 6285. Please refrain from bringing snacks that could be harmful to children with food allergies.

Coat Check for Christmas Party
A coat check will be available from 5:15 to 10 p.m. This service is provided by the St. Ambrose Habitat for Humanity College Chapter. Donations will be accepted to support SAU Habitat's home sponsorship.

Inclement Weather Notifications
In the event of severe inclement weather, a decision may be made to call off classes, and in some cases, to close offices. The best way to be sure you receive timely and accurate information about any such closures is to sign up for the campus emergency notification system. You can get more info and sign up at: Through this system you can opt to receive a text message, email and/or computer generated voice message notification at any phone.

Submissions for Campus Bulletin
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This Week at St. Ambrose: December 5-11

Meetings and Events
: Advent Communal Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, 7 p.m., Chapel
Men's Basketball vs. Missouri Baptist, 7:30 p.m., PE Center
Tuesday: BA-MSW Program Info Session, 4 p.m., RC north annex room
Wednesday: Blood Drive, 1 p.m., Children's Campus
Faculty/Staff Social, 3 p.m., RC Ballroom
Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 9:15 p.m., Chapel
Thursday: Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 4:30 p.m., Chapel
Men's JV Basketball vs. Mount Mercy, 7 p.m., PE Center
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 9 p.m., Chapel
Friday: Concert, An Ambrosian Christmas, 7 p.m., Galvin
Saturday: Arts@Ambrose, 1 p.m., Galvin
Women's Basketball vs. Indiana University South Bend, 1 p.m., PE Center
Men's Basketball vs. Indiana University South Bend, 3 p.m., PE Center
Alpha Phi Sigma, Trivia Night, 6:45 p.m., RC Ballroom

Tuesday: Mark McGinn, Julie Rodriguez
Thursday: Mike Puthoff, Ryan Saddler

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