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: www.sau.edu/alerts. Through this system you can opt to receive a text message, email and/or computer generated voice message notification at any phone.
Bookstore Faculty and Staff Days
Faculty and staff members will receive a 20 percent discount on select merchandise at the bookstore from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during faculty/staff appreciation days, Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 3-4. Free gift wrap for in-store purchases will be available. Contact: Bookstore, ext. 6336.
Bioethics and the Humanities Roundtable
All faculty are invited to attend a presentation on the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities annual conference from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Center for Health Sciences Education, Room 115. Speakers will include Deb Brandt, nursing, and Tanya Randle and Dan Schulz, from philosophy. Following the presentation a roundtable discussion will take place covering the key bioethical issues from the conference. Coffee and cookies will be available (those supporting the sustainability project are encouraged to bring their own coffee mug). RSVP to Vickie Logan. Contact: Jessica Gosnell at ext. 6088.
A faculty/staff social will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. Hors d'oeuvres and complimentary wine and beer will be provided.
Information Technology Extended Support Hours
Information Technology will offer extended support hours prior to and during finals week: Sundays, Dec. 1 and 8, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, Dec. 2-5 and Dec. 9-12, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays, Dec. 6 and 13, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact: Information Technology Help Desk, ext. 6368.
Library Extended Hours
The Library will offer extended hours prior to and during finals week: Wednesday-Thursday, Dec. 4-5, 7:45 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday, Dec. 6, 7:45 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday-Tuesday, Dec. 8-10, 7:45 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Wednesday-Thursday, Dec. 11-12, 7:45 a.m. to midnight; Friday, Dec. 13, 7:45 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 15, 1 to 5 p.m.
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, 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4
• Student Candlelight Mass, 9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10
• Faculty/Staff Christmas Mass, 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14
• Christmas Eve Mass, 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24
A children's musical, "Toy Camp" will be performed at 3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 7-8., in Galvin. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for faculty, staff, alumni and senior citizens, $7 for students/children, and free for SAU students with current valid student ID. Reservations: Galvin Box Office, ext. 6251. Read more at Toy Camp.
Christmas Showcase Concert
A Christmas Showcase concert, featuring performances by the choir and vocal groups under the direction of Glenda Crawford and Thea Engelson; the symphonic band directed by Gene Bechen; and the jazz band directed by Alex Beamer, will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Adler Theater, 136 E. Third St., Davenport. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 students and free for children 5 and under and SAU students with current valid student ID. Tickets are available at the Adler Box office, 563-326-8555. Contact: Terri Buesing-Flynn, ext. 6001. Read more at Christmas Concert.
Paul Koch, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, would like to invite faculty to meet with him in the Staff-Faculty Dining Room in Cosgrove from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Monday, December 9. The meeting is an informal question and answer session, and all faculty are invited to attend. Future Faculty Forums will be held in the spring semester.
All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend winter commencement at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at the RiverCenter, Davenport. A Hooding Ceremony for all colleges will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, in Galvin. Read more at Commencement.
Faculty/Staff Christmas Party
Invitations have been emailed for the faculty/staff Christmas party, Saturday, Dec. 14. As part of the celebration of Christmas at St. Ambrose, Mass will be held at 5 p.m., there will be a reception at 5:45 p.m., and a dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., to be followed by a program including presentation of service awards and entertainment. Reservations for the faculty/staff Christmas party are required by Friday, Dec. 6. RSVPs can be made to Becky Pracht. Questions regarding the party should be directed to Kathy Anderson at email@example.com or ext. 6344.
Child Care for Christmas Party
The St. Ambrose Student Alumni Association will provide childcare from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at the Children's Campus, 1301 West Lombard Street. The suggested donation is $15 per child with $5 extra per additional sibling. Children may be dropped off and picked up at the Children's Campus. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Randi Rockwell, Coordinator of Young Alumni Engagement and Philanthropy Advancement and Alumni Engagement, ext. 6030 or email at RockwellRandiD@sau.edu
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.
President's Forum Date Change
The January President's Forum has been rescheduled and will now be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. Sr. Joan will provide an update from the Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Jan. 17, 2014.
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.
Meeting and Events
Tuesday: Men's JV Basketball vs. William Penn, 7 p.m., PE Center
Wednesday: Bioethics and the Humanities Roundtable, 1 p.m., CHS 115
Faculty/Staff Social 3 p.m., RC Ballroom
Advent Communal Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, 8:30 p.m., Chapel
Friday: Women's Basketball vs. Jamestown, 5:30 p.m., PE Center
Men's Basketball vs. Jamestown, 7:30 p.m., PE Center
Saturday: Women's Basketball vs. Mayville State, 1 p.m., PE Center
Men's Basketball vs. Mayville State, 3 p.m., PE Center
Children's Musical, Toy Camp, 3 p.m., Galvin
Sunday: Women's JV Basketball vs. Waubonsee CC, 1 p.m., PE Center
Children's Musical, Toy Camp, 3 p.m., Galvin
Christmas Showcase Concert, 7 p.m., Adler Theater, Davenport
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