National Library Week
The Library will host several exhibits and events during National Library Week, April 12-18.
• Visit the Library and enjoy cookies on Monday, April 13
• Library Card Art exhibit featuring works by students of faculty members Kat Anderson and Kristin Quinn
• St. Ambrose Children's Campus Art Exhibit
• Play, Words with Friends, at the Library - look for the giant game board in the atrium
• A Library Card Tree, decorated with cards from Iowa, the United States and around the world, will be on display in the atrium
• Sign up for door prizes, drawing will be held on Friday, April 17
The St. Ambrose Physician Assistant Student Society is hosting a Mississippi River Valley Blood Center blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, April 13, at the Center for Health Sciences Education, 1320 W. Lombard St., Davenport. To make an appointment email Emily Stoner, or 319/551-6634. Read more at Blood Drive.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The Sexual Assault Awareness Team is sponsoring several events during the month of April to create awareness about violence against women:
• Take Back the Night, a walk by candlelight will begin at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, at the Rogalski Center then moving to Ambrose Hall where stories from survivors of sexual and domestic violence will be shared.
• Film Screening, "The Hunting Ground," 7 p.m., Monday, April 20, Rogalski Center Ballroom. The documentary provides a powerful look at sexual assault on college campuses.
• Denim Day, Wednesday, April 29, wear jeans on this day is an international symbol of protest against attitudes toward sexual assault.
• Fifth Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, at the Rogalski Center patio. This international event is a walk for men to advocate for the eradication of violence against women. Shoes will be available in a variety of sizes for walkers.
Contact: Lindsey Mack.
Staff Assembly Meeting
Staff Assembly will meet at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom.
The April President's Forum will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. Sr. Joan will provide an update from the April Board of Trustees meeting.
Human Library Day
The St. Ambrose Library is hosting a Human Library Day where volunteers will be on loan to discuss a specific subject centering on this year's "Exploring Gender" theme, from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, in the Library. Contact: Onnica Marquez, ext. 5868.
Bioethics and Humanities Initiative
A panel discussion on how the faith and spiritual life of our health care practitioners shapes the choices they make and helps them make sense of their work will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. Contact: Jessica Gosnell, ext. 6088. Read more at Bioethics and Humanities Panel Discussion.
A presentation, "Why Do States Struggle to Eradicate Human Tracking?" will be given by Alul Yesak, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. Yesak was born and raised in Ethiopia and witnessed firsthand the victims of human trafficking coming back to their homes disabled and unable to function in their communities. The event, sponsored by Ambrosians for Peace and Justice, is free and open to the public. Contact: John Wray.
Liberal Arts Lecture
The College of Arts and Sciences will present, "T-Rex vs. Leviathan: Biology and Theology of Monsters" at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 16, in McCarthy Hall 013. Neil Aschliman, biology and Micah Kiel, theology will present the lecture which is free and open to the public. Read more at Liberal Arts Lecture. Contact: Debra Dobbyn, ext. 5851.
Week of the Young Child
The Children's Campus students, parents and teachers will lead a parade through campus at 9:45 a.m., Friday, April 17, beginning at the Rogalski Center then proceeding to Cosgrove Hall, Ambrose Hall, Galvin and finish in front of the Library. Following the parade the children will gather at the Library for guest readers and activities. Throughout the week St. Ambrose student's work will be featured in the Rogalski Center and the children's work will be featured in the Library. Contact: Debra Brownson, ext. 5799.
A Casual Classics concert will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, April 17, in Madsen Hall, Galvin. The hour-long performance will feature from the music department, Nathan Windt, baritone and Marian Lee, piano. The event is free and open to the public. Contact: Terri Flynn, ext. 6001. Read more at Casual Classics.
Commedia Dell' Arte Celebration
The Theatre Department will present "Commedia Dell' Arte Celebration," at 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday, April 17-18 and 3 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in Galvin. The Comedy of the Artists is a predecessor to many of the stories in today's sit-coms and modern comedies. Tickets are $13 for adults; $11 for faculty/staff, alumni and senior citizens; $9 for students; $8 for groups; and free for SAU students with current valid student ID. For reservations, call Galvin ext. 6251. Read more at Commedia Dell' Arte Celebration.
• Work Study and Temporary (student) employees: Online time cards need to be submitted to your supervisor by Monday, April 20.
• Supervisors: Online time cards with supervisor approval need to be submitted to General Accounting by Tuesday, April 21.
• Staff: Online time cards need to be submitted to your supervisor by Saturday, April 25.
• Hourly Staff Supervisors: Online time cards with supervisor approval need to be submitted to General Accounting by Sunday, April 26.
Maurine Neiman, PhD, associate professor of Biology, University of Iowa, will deliver the Hauber Chair of Biology Lecture at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, in the Rogalski Center ballroom. Her lecture, "Sex in the Wild: Lessons About the Evolutionary Importance of Sexual Reproduction from a New Zealand Snail," is free and open to the public. This event is part of the Exploring Gender Project. Read more at Hauber Lecture. Contact: Amy Blair, ext. 6109.
Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Scholars Conference
Undergraduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences will present their scholarly works at the Seventh Annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference from 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. Scott Neff '06, PhD, will provide the keynote address at 3 p.m., paper sessions will begin at 3:45 p.m., a poster session and reception with light hors d'oeuvres will be held at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Contact: Vickie Logan, ext. 6166.
Middle East Institute Spring Conference
The Middle East Institute will host leading scholars of the Middle East as they discuss the crises embroiling in the Middle East during the spring conference, "Crisis Upon Crisis in the Middle East: is Change Possible?" on Friday, April 24, in the Rogalski Center. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m., and the first session will begin at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; reservations may be made by contacting Ryan Dye at ext. 6389 or DyeRyanD@sau.edu. Read more at Middle East Institute.
"Dash 4 Drex" Memorial Run
The Seventh Annual Dash 4 Drex, a 2.1-mile run/walk established to honor the memory of student Derrek Drexler will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 25, in front of Bechtel Hall. The fee to enter is $25 for general public, $20 for SAU students and $15 for t-shirt only. All proceeds will benefit the Derrek D. Drexler Scholarship Fund at St. Ambrose. For race registration form and more information go to Dash 4 Drex. Contact: Willy Kappie.
Faculty Staff Social
A faculty/staff social will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. At 4 p.m., Sr. Joan will give special recognition to retirees. Hors d'oeuvres and complimentary wine and beer will be provided.
Faculty Presentation on Aging
Marilyn Woelke, MAG, LMSW, Gerontologist and Social Worker, GeriEd Services, will present, "Aging: Get it or Forget It?" on Wednesday, April 29, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. The presentation for faculty will provide an opportunity for professional development and personal enrichment. Lunch will be provided at noon, followed by the presentation, and small and large group discussions. To make a reservation contact Brenda Hughes, ext. 6438. Reservations should be made by Friday, April 24. The event is sponsored by the St. Ambrose University Center on Aging Task Group. Read more at Aging: Get it or Forget it.
Submissions for Campus Bulletin
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Meetings and Events
Monday: MPAS Blood Drive, 11 a.m., CHS
Tuesday: Staff Assembly, 3 p.m., RC Ballroom
President's Forum, 4 p.m., RC Ballroom
Take Back the Night, 8 p.m., RC
Wednesday: Human Library Day, 2 p.m., Library
Baseball vs. Viterbo, 2 p.m., Modern Woodmen Park
Softball vs. AIB, 3 p.m., Assumption H.S.
Bioethics and Humanities Initiative Panel Discussion, 7 p.m., RC Ballroom
Human Trafficking Presentation, 7 p.m., RC Ballroom
Thursday: Liberal Arts Lecture, 7 p.m., McCarthy 013
Friday: Children's Campus Parade, 9:45 a.m., Campus
Casual Classics, 5 p.m., Madsen Hall, Galvin
Theatre, "Commedia Dell' Arte Celebration," 7:30 p.m., Galvin
Saturday: Lacrosse vs. Robert Morris, 2 p.m., Centennial Park
Theatre, "Commedia Dell' Arte Celebration," 7:30 p.m., Galvin
Sunday: Softball vs. Clarke, 1 p.m., Assumption H.S.
Baseball vs. Mount Mercy, 2 p.m., Modern Woodmen Park
Theatre, "Commedia Dell' Arte Celebration," 3 p.m., Galvin
Tuesday: Joe McCaffrey, Anjie Swidergal
Thursday: Kim Raap
Friday: Andrea Archer
Saturday: Janet Enslein
Sunday: Eileen Eitrheim
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