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Volume 49, Number 41
April 25, 2016

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Time Cards
• Staff: Online time cards need to be submitted to your supervisor by Sunday, April 24.
• Hourly Staff Supervisors: Online time cards with supervisor approval need to be submitted to General Accounting by Monday, April 25.

SAU Day of Giving #50k2day
The 2016 SAU Day of Giving #50K2day is a 24-hour challenge to encourage St. Ambrose alums, faculty and staff, students, parents and friends to support the university. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in the Ambrose Hall Beehive. Stop by to participate and enjoy music, t-shirts, popcorn, and koozies. Contact: Margaret Babbitt, ext. 6287.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
The Sexual Assault Awareness Team is sponsoring the sixth annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes," at 1:40 p.m. and 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 26 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: Megan Levetzow, ext. 6070. Read more at SAAT Month.

Faculty Recognition Reception
The 29th Annual Faculty and Academic Staff Recognition Reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. The reception will honor individuals who have, through their skills and talents, brought recognition to themselves and the university during this past academic year. Refreshments will be served. Contact: Joseph Lappie.

Senior Honors Art Show
A senior honors art exhibit featuring the thesis work of Kenneth Cunningham, "A Lifetime Ago: Reflections of the Past," and Tessa Pozzi, "Shame: A Project of Absolution" is currently on display through Friday, May 13, in the Catich Gallery, Galvin. A Gallery Question and Answer will be held at 3 p.m., an Artist Talk, at 4 p.m., and a reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in the gallery. The show, talk and reception are free and open to the public. Contact: Christopher Reno.

The Story of a Returning Citizen
Mendoor Smith, a scholarship quarterback who left college to become a full-time drug dealer and was sentenced to 12 years in prison, will give a presentation, "Mendoor Speaks: The Story of a Returning Citizen," at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in Christ the King Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. It is presented by Diversity at St. Ambrose with support from the athletics and psychology departments, QC Empowerment, Boots on the Ground, Critical Mass, 100 Black Men and STEP-Quad Cities. Contact: Ryan Saddler, ext. 5728. Read more at Mendoor Speaks.

News Conference
A news conference to announce a new Doctor of Business Administration Fellowship in the College of Business will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 28, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. A reception will follow. 

Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Scholars Conference
Undergraduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences will present their scholarly works at the Eighth Annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference from 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. Kelsey A.W. Marquard '09, will provide the keynote address at 3 p.m., paper sessions will begin at 3:40 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. Read more at Undergraduate Scholars Conference.

"Dash 4 Drex" Memorial Run
The Eighth 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 30, 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: Mike Greco.

Faculty Staff Social
A faculty/staff social will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, May 2, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. At 4 p.m., Sr. Joan will give special recognition to retirees, Cheryl Arnold, Library, Yvonne Conlon, Library, Michael Jerin, Social Work, Kathryn McKnight, Nursing, and Steve Tendall, Counseling Center. Hors d'oeuvres and complimentary wine and beer will be provided.

Quercus Reading and Reception
"Quercus," the St. Ambrose journal of literary and visual art, will celebrate its 25th year of publication with a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, in the Lewis Board Room, third floor Ambrose Hall. Readings will begin at 7 p.m. and original artwork featured in "Quercus" will be on display. The event is free and open to the public. Contact: Carl Herzig, ext. 6176.

Student Awards Night
The 25th Annual Student Awards Night will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 5, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. The campus community is invited to attend and help honor the many students who will receive recognition.

Spring Concerts
The following concerts will take place in the Galvin Fine Arts Center and are all free and open to the public:
Spring Bands Concert, 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 6
Spring Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 7
Contact: Terri Buesing-Flynn, ext. 6001.

Mercury Transit
On Monday, May 9, between 6:12 a.m. and 1:42 p.m. local time, the planet Mercury will cross the face of the Sun. Robert Mitchell, from the engineering and physical science department, and members of the Quad Cities Astronomical Society will set up specially filtered solar telescopes on the patio at the north entrance to the Chapel. Weather permitting, anyone interested is welcome to take a look through the telescopes starting around 8 a.m. Contact: Robert Mitchell, ext. 6141.

Midnight Breakfast Volunteers
The spring semester Midnight Breakfast will be held at 10 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, 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, May 6 and list any food station preferences. Contact: Student Activities.

Commencement Brunch Tickets
The University will host a Commencement Brunch from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 14, in the Rogalski Center. Advance ticket purchase is required. Cost is $9 for graduates and adult guests; $4 for children ages 6 to 12; and children 5 and under eat free, but must have a ticket. For more information go to Commencement Brunch.

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This Week at St. Ambrose: April 25-May 1

Meetings and Events
Tuesday: Day of Giving #50k2day, 9 a.m., AH Beehive
SAAT, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, 1:40 p.m. and 4 p.m., RC Patio
Faculty Recognition Reception, 3 p.m., RC Ballroom
JV Softball vs. Muscatine CC, 3 p.m., Assumption H.S.
Wednesday: Senior Honors Art Exhibit, Q&A 3 p.m., Artist Talk 4 p.m., Reception 5 p.m., Galvin
Speaker, The Story of a Returning Citizen, 6 p.m., Chapel
Thursday: DBA Fellowship News Conference, 10 a.m., RC Ballroom
Undergraduate Scholars Conference, 3 p.m., RC Ballroom
Softball vs. Roosevelt, 3 p.m., Assumption H.S.
Saturday: Dash for Drex, 9 a.m., Bechtel
Softball vs. Ashford, 1 p.m., Assumption H.S.

Monday:  Amber Dopler
Tuesday: Rob Rouwenhorst, Stacey Ryan
Wednesday: Rich Blomgren, Bill Campbell, Imtiaz Mazumder, Jana Seutter, Alan Sivell
Thursday: Dan Havercamp
Friday: Barbara Ehrmann, Janene Misak, Toni Wamsley
Saturday: Tom Burke, Barb Pitz, Lauren Smith
Sunday: Matt Rogalski, Lindsay Schaefer, Nick Schroder

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