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Volume 49, Number 21
November 23, 2015

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Thanksgiving Holiday
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, no classes will be held Monday through Friday, Nov. 23-27. In addition, offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 25-27. 

PE Center Hours
Lee Lohman Arena hours for Thanksgiving are Friday, Nov. 20, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 21-22; open Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 23-24, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 25-28; and reopen at noon, Sunday, Nov. 29.

Library Hours
Library hours for Thanksgiving week are Saturday, Nov. 21,  11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 22, Noon to 9:30 p.m.; Monday Nov. 23, 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; closed Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 25-28; and reopen noon to midnight, Sunday, Nov. 29.

Mass Schedule
No Masses will be celebrated on campus Sunday-Saturday, Nov. 22-28. The regular Mass schedule will resume at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29.

Faculty/Staff Social
A faculty/staff social will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. Hors d'oeuvres and complimentary wine and beer will be provided.

Upcoming Concerts
•A fall string ensemble concert, featuring the music of Mendelssohn, Boyce and Correlli, will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, Madsen Hall, Galvin Fine Arts Center.
•A sacred concert, "Lessons and Carols," celebrating the Advent and Christmas season, will begin at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, in the Chapel. The University Chorale and Chamber Singers will perform.
•A traditional holiday celebration featuring St. Ambrose music ensembles will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, 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

Junie B. Jones
A children's musical "Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells!" will be performed at 3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 5-6, 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 Junie B. Jones.

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. 6, 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 Msgr. John Hyland '64 and Karen and James '69 Collins. 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.

Academy for the Study of Saint Ambrose Milan Lecture
Rev. David Vopřada, PhD, will deliver the Academy for the Study of Saint Ambrose of Milan lecture, "Saint Ambrose and Growth in the Christian Life," at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, in the Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Contact: Ethan Gannaway, ext. 5823. Read more at Saint Ambrose of Milan.

Faculty/Staff Christmas Party
Invitations have been emailed for the faculty/staff Christmas party, Saturday, Dec. 19. 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. 11. 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 $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 Paige Nagle at or ext. 6285.

Coat Check for Christmas Party
A coat check will be available from 5:15 to 10:30 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
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.

This Week at St. Ambrose: November 23-29

Meetings and Events

Thursday: PJ Foley, Clare Kennedy
Saturday: Jospeh Lappie, Robert Mitchell

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