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Volume 48, Number 21
November 24, 2014

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Thanksgiving Holiday
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, no classes will be held Monday through Friday, Nov. 24-28. In addition, offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 26-28.

PE Center Hours
Lee Lohman Arena hours for Thanksgiving are Friday, Nov. 21, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 22-23; open Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 24-25, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 26-29; and reopen at noon, Sunday, Nov. 30.

Mass Schedule
No Masses will be celebrated on campus Sunday-Saturday, Nov. 23-29. The regular Mass schedule will resume at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 30.

Library Hours
Library hours for Thanksgiving week are Saturday, Nov. 22, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 23, Noon to 9:30 p.m.; Monday Nov. 24, 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; closed Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 26-29; and reopen noon to midnight, Sunday, Nov. 30.

Children's Literature Gender Display
Students from the School of Education's children's literature course have created displays on key learning points of gender as it relates to children's books and reading interests and will be exhibited from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1, in the Ambrose Hall John Lewis Board Room. The event is free and open to the public. Contact: Brenda Boleyn, ext. 6103. Read more at Children's Literature Display.

Faculty/Staff Social

A faculty/staff social will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. Sister Joan will give special recognition to retiree Kathy Byers, Library. Hors d'oeuvres and complimentary wine and beer will be provided.

Local Author Book Signing

Local author, David W. Dorris, will talk about his latest book, "Life is Too Short: Life is What We Make It," at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Library. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and can be signed by the author. The event is free and open to the public. Contact: Joyce Haack, ext. 6247.

The Cat in the Hat

A Dr. Seuss children's musical "The Cat in the Hat," will be performed at 3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 6-7, in Galvin. Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for faculty, staff, alumni and senior citizens, $8 for students/children, and free for SAU students with current valid student ID. Reservations: Galvin Box Office, ext. 6251. Read more at The Cat in the Hat.

An Ambrosian Christmas

A sacred concert celebrating the Advent and Christmas season will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Chapel. The University Chorale and Chamber Singers will perform. Contact: Terri Buesing-Flynn, ext. 6001. Read more at An Ambrosian Christmas.

Feast of St. Ambrose Mass and McMullen Awards Presentation

The Feast of St. Ambrose Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 7, in the Chapel. The Most Rev. Martin Amos, DD, Bishop of the Diocese of Davenport, will preside over the mass. The McMullen Awards, named in honor of St. Ambrose's founder, Bishop John McMullen, will be presented to Joe '72 and Joyce O'Rourke and John '58 and Helen '57 Morrissey. The public is invited to attend the mass and award ceremony. A reception will follow. Contact: Alumni Office, ext. 6290. Read more at Feast of St. Ambrose Mass.

Saint Ambrose of Milan Lecture and Panel Discussion
A book written by Saint Ambrose, and published in the early 16th century, will be examined through several lenses-as a historical piece, a work of art, and as text and theology during a panel discussion at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7, in the Chapel. The St. Ambrose faculty panel will include Corinne Winter, theology; Beth Shoemaker, SAU Library; Joseph Lappie, art; Rev. Robert Grant, theology; and Ethan Gannaway, history and art history. Guest scholar Brian Berni will discuss conclusions that can be drawn from the analysis of medieval margin notes that were added to the book after publication, including what these footnotes say about the teachings of Saint Ambrose, who may have written them, and what theological debates were occurring at that time. The event is free and open to the public. Contact: Ethan Gannaway, ext. 5823. Read more at Saint Ambrose of Milan.

Intersection of Social Justice and Clinical Practice
Students in the speech-language pathology program are presenting on a variety of social issues, from inequality in education to death and dying, as it relates to clinical practice and their service learning practicum. Presentations will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and 2:30 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information about the topics and times contact Rachael Suddarth.

Commencement Ceremony
All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend winter commencement at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, at the RiverCenter, Davenport. A Hooding Ceremony for all colleges will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12, in Galvin. Read more at Commencement.

Faculty/Staff Christmas Party
Invitations have been emailed for the faculty/staff Christmas party, Saturday, Dec. 13. The celebration of Christmas at St. Ambrose begins with Mass at 5 p.m. in the Chapel. A reception will follow in the Rogalski Center at 5:45 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The dinner program includes a presentation of service awards and entertainment. Reservations for the faculty/staff Christmas party are required by Friday, Dec. 5. 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 (note this is a new location for child care services). The suggested donation is $15 per child with $5 extra per additional sibling. Children may be dropped off and picked at the Student Leadership Center. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Randi Rockwell, ext. 6030.

Coat Check for Christmas Party
A coat check will be available from 5:15 to 11 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.

Comedy Sportz Night
Comedy Sportz night for SAU employees and guest(s) will be Friday, Feb. 6, at the Establishment Theatre, 220 19th Street, Rock Island. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased by completing the reservation form found on the Staff Assembly Blackboard site under Staff Enhancement or contact Jana Seutter, ext. 5744.

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 - November 24-30

Meetings and Events
Monday: Women's Basketball vs. Purdue Calumet, 6 p.m., PE Center
Sunday: Women's Basketball vs. Loras, 2 p.m., PE Center

: Paul Foley, Clare Kennedy, Taryn Schneider
Friday: Joseph Lappie, Robert Mitchell
Sunday: Beth Carlson, Nancy Hines, Jill Schmidt, Phyllis Wenthe

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