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Campus Bulletin

Volume 51, Number 16
October 16, 2017

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Higher Learning Commission Open Forums
Open Forum sessions will be hosted by the HLC Review Team on campus Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 16-17. Faculty and staff are asked to attend the open forums if possible. The forums serve as listening sessions for the HLC Review Team where they will engage with questions to ask for explanations, observations, and discussion of evidence in relationship to the Criteria.

All open forums will be held in the Rogalski Center Ballroom.
Monday, Oct. 16
• Open Forum on Criterion 1 and 2, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Fulfilling the mission, diversity, student and faculty involvement in community and society, ethics, fair policies and procedures.
• Open Forum on Criteria 3 and 4, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Quality of the academic programs, qualifications of faculty, program review, availability of courses, advising, assessment of student learning, and retention. 
Tuesday, Oct. 17
• Open Forum on Criterion 5, 9 to 10 a.m. Finances, strategic planning, future plans, and institutional effectiveness.

Higher Learning Commission Drop-In Sessions
Drop-in sessions will be hosted by the HLC Review Team. The purpose of Drop-in sessions varies slightly from the Open Forums, but still serve the purpose of gathering the thoughts and opinions of faculty, staff and students regarding St. Ambrose University. During the Drop-in sessions, attendees are given the opportunity to speak with HLC Review Team members; positive comments, questions, concerns are all welcome. Faculty and staff are asked to attend if possible.
All drop-in sessions will be held in the Rogalski Center Ballroom.
Monday, Oct. 16, 9:30 to 10:20 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10-10:30 a.m.

Higher Learning Commission Assurance Argument

Faculty and Staff can access a copy of the entire HLC Assurance Argument, as well, as an Executive Summary on the portal using the following link. 
https://mysau.sau.edu/EmployeeResources/hlc/Pages/default.aspx

Workshops for Art History Program
Upcoming workshops for all art history and museum studies majors and minors:
•LinkedIn, attend the AH450 Methods & Careers workshop on LinkedIn at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Ambrose Hall 231. Emily Rollins from the Career Center will lead the workshop, and students should bring their laptops.
•Interviewing, attend the AH450 Methods & Careers workshop on Interviewing Tips at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Ambrose Hall 231. Emily Rollins from the Career Center will lead the workshop.
Contact: Terri Switzer, ext. 6142.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The Sexual Assault Awareness Team is sponsoring several events during the month of October to create awareness and prevention of domestic violence.
• Paint your Pinky Purple, Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 17-18. Participate in a national campaign to show solidarity against domestic violence. Volunteers from SAAT and the Women and Gender Studies department will be available on campus with purple nail polish.
• Film Screening, "Escalation," 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, Ambrose Hall Beehive. Designed by the One Love Foundation this viewing and discussion focuses on the warning signs of relationship abuse.
• Hurts Donuts and Purple Out, Wednesday, Oct. 25. Wear purple and stop by the Ambrose Hall Beehive from 3 to 6 p.m. to purchase a gourmet donut, $2 each.
• Clothesline Project, Tuesday, Oct. 31, Ambrose Hall Beehive. A collection of t-shirts made by survivors of violence will be on display.
Contact: Megan Levetzow, ext. 6070.

Occupational Therapy Pre-OT Student Meetings
The Occupational Therapy department will host meetings for all students interested in the OTD program.
• Wednesday, Oct. 18, 3 p.m., Jim's Place, 2126 Brown Street, Davenport
 Topic: Assistive Technology and Occupational Therapy
• Monday, Nov. 13, 3 p.m., Center for Health Sciences Education, Rm. 229
 Topic: An OT Perspective on Creating a Healthy Life Balance as a student
Contact: Anne Lansing, ext. 6128.

Time Cards
• Work Study and Temporary (student) Employees: Online time cards need to be submitted to your supervisor by Friday, Oct. 20.
• Supervisors: Online time cards with supervisor approval need to be submitted to General Accounting by Saturday, Oct. 21.
• Staff: Online time cards need to be submitted to your supervisor by Tuesday, Oct. 24.
• Hourly Staff Supervisors: Online time cards with supervisor approval need to be submitted to General Accounting by Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Casual Classics Concert
A Casual Classic concert performed by Chicago pianist Mark Valenti, will begin at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, in Madsen Hall in the Galvin Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. Contact: Terri Buesing-Flynn, ext. 6001.

Korean Cultural Music and Art Event
Enjoy a global program presented by QCSO Korean musicians and artists, "Korea: Land of the Morning Calm," including pianist Marian Lee, graphic artist Renee Ernst, and political science professor Duk Kim, who will explore the current politically charged landscape of Korea at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Galvin Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Contact: Marian Lee, ext. 6148. Read more at Land of the Morning Calm.

National Chemistry Week

In celebration of National Chemistry Week, the Chemistry Department is hosting an afternoon of hands-on activities and demonstrations for children grades 1-6 from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, in Lewis Hall, Room 001. The focus for this year's activities will be "Chemistry Rocks!" Enrollment is required and space is limited. Email Kristen Kruger to make your reservation, ext. 5701

Pacem in Terris
This year's recipient for the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award is Widad Akreyi, PhD, a health expert, author and human rights activist of Kurdish ancestry who cofounded the human rights organization, Defend International. Nora Dvorak will also be honored with the inaugural "One Among Us Justice Award."  The Most Reverend Thomas Zinkula, Bishop of the Diocese of Davenport, will present the awards at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, in Christ the King Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Read more at Pacem in Terris.

Ambrose Evening at the Figge
A special event, highlighting St. Ambrose as an institutional member of the Figge Art Museum, will begin at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second Street, Davenport. A viewing of the new exhibit, "Power and Piety: Spanish Colonial Paintings and Objects from the Collección of Patricia Phelps di Cisneros" as well as food and refreshments are part of the festivities. For a schedule and more information go to Evening at the Figge. Contact: Kristin Quinn, ext. 6428.
 
Occupational Therapy Equipment Drive
The Occupational Therapy Department is collecting donations of gently used equipment for their Reutilization Program, which benefits individuals in the community facing barriers to independence and meaningful participation in their daily occupations. These devices will be distributed to individuals seeking care and consultation through the St. Ambrose Interprofessional Clinic and the Assistive Technology House (Jim's Place). Items needed include: shower chairs, walkers, dressing sticks, long handled reachers, sock aides, other self-care assistive devices, seating cushions, manual and power wheelchairs, scooters, and recreational assistive technology devices. Items can be dropped off, Monday-Friday, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, at the lobby entrance of the Center for Health Sciences Education, 1320 West Lombard Street. Contact: Anne Lansing, ext. 6128.

Geiger Chair of History Lecture

Nahyan Fancy, PhD, associate professor of Middle East and Comparative History at DePauw University, is this year's speaker for the Geiger Chair of History Lecture. Fancy will present, "Medical Commentaries and the Transmission of Knowledge Across Western Eurasia, 1200-1560," at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. The lecture, part of the Faces of Globalization project series, is free and open to the public. Contact: Sandy McKinley, ext. 6084. Read more at Geiger Lecture.

Trivia Night
The Alumni Association is hosting a trivia night at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Rogalski Center ballroom. Cost is $64/table through Nov. 8; $80/table after Nov. 8 and at the door. Child care is available (with a donation) for children of all ages. Children should be dropped off at the Children's Campus between 6 and 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required for both trivia night play and child care. For more information go Trivia Night. Contact: Alumni Office, ext. 6290.

Liberal Arts Reception and Lecture
The College of Arts and Sciences will host a reception and lecture beginning at 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. The lecture "The Sweetest Heraldry of Art: Sir Thomas More on Statesmanship and the Liberal Arts" will follow at 4 p.m. L. Joseph Hebert, associate professor of political science and leadership studies, will present the lecture which is free and open to the public. Read more at Liberal Arts Lecture. Contact: Anjie Sorenson, ext. 5851.

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: October 16-22

Meetings and Events
Monday: INTERLINK Arabic Coffee Mondays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hayes Hall 3rd floor
HLC Drop-in Session, 9:30 a.m., RC Ballroom
HLC Open Forum, Criterion 1 and 2, 1:30 p.m., RC Ballroom
HLC Open Forum, Criterion 3 and 4, 2:30 p.m., RC Ballroom
Tuesday: HLC Open Forum, Criterion 5, 9 a.m., RC Ballroom
HLC Drop-in Session, 10 a.m., RC Ballroom
Art History LinkedIn Workshop, 3 p.m., AH231
Wednesday: OTD Pre-OT Student Meeting, 3 p.m., Jim's Place, 2126 Brown St.
Thursday: Film screening, "Escalation," 8 p.m., AH Beehive
Friday: Casual Classics concert, 5 p.m., Madsen Hall, Galvin
Saturday: Korean Cultural Music and Art Event, 7 p.m., Galvin
Sunday: Kids and Chemistry, 1 p.m., LH001
Pacem in Terris, 2 p.m., Chapel

Birthdays
Monday: Kelsey Pence
Tuesday
: Alison Filley, Anne Lansing, Patricia Madden
Wednesday: Victoria Hennings
Thursday: Deb Gerdes, Onnica Marquez
Saturday: Sean Cox
Sunday: Chris Barnum, Darren Courville, Tony Huntley



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