Summer at St. Ambrose

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       Classes, camps, programs and more.
           It's "Summer at St. Ambrose"!

    Online Summer Courses
    Study from home this summer with an extensive offering of online courses. The accelerated pace and special tuition rate make them very attractive. Click on the link above to learn more.

    Professional Development
    St. Ambrose Professional Development provides public and customized training and consulting solutions for a diverse clientele. Several summer offerings are available in project management, PMP and CAPM Exam Preparation and Leadership Through People Skills.
    For more information call 563-333-5720, email, or click on the link above.

    Catich Gallery Events
    Art Exhibit: Methods in Tandem - The 11th Annual Catich Exhibition
    Wednesday, June 3 - Friday, Sept. 4
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday (or by appointment)
    Featuring the work of the late Father Edward Catich paired with contemporary artist Meredith Lynn

    Opening Reception: Methods in Tandem 
    Thursday, June 11
    5-7 p.m. 
    Refreshments will be served.

    Both events are free and open to the public. The gallery is located in the Galvin Fine Arts Center on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard
    For more information, contact the Catich Gallery at 563-333-6444 or email.

    Kids and Chemistry Camp - CAMP IS FULL
    June 15-19 (Monday-Friday)
    9 a.m - noon
    For students entering grades 5 and 6 
    $65 includes all materials plus a daily snack 
    (free for children receiving free or reduced-rate lunches at school)
    A half-day camp will explore the wonders of chemistry including signs of chemical change, acids and bases, creating batteries from fruits and vegetables—and much, much more! 
    For more information or to receive a camp application form, contract Rachel Serianz at 563-333-6114, or by email.

    Young Writer's Camp
    July 13-17 (Monday-Friday)
    8:30-11:30 a.m.
    For students entering grades 3-9 
    $100 - includes materials, snacks and an individual copy of the group anthology of writing
    Young writers will explore and create personal writing in a relaxed atmosphere among supportive peer authors while developing a community of writers. Participants will experiment with a variety of creative techniques and celebrate their work through a published anthology of writing. 
    For more information, contact Ann Berger or Darcie Kress. For information about online registration using a credit card, email Teri McDonald.

    Flute Camp
    Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17
    10 a.m. - noon
    For students entering grades 7-12
    Four days of master class sessions to improve tone, articulation, technique and phrasing, followed by solo, small ensembles and the Flute Choir performances at 10 a.m. Friday. Janet Stodd and John Rader, instructors.
    $100 ($25 deposit and recording of your playing due by May 29)
    Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard 
    For more information, contact Janet Stodd at 309-794-7232 or by email

    Race Into Engineering I Camp - CAMP IS FULL
    June 22-26 (Monday-Friday)
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    For students entering grades 6 and 7
    $200 includes all materials, lunch and two daily snacks
    (Scholarships are available at the discounted rate of $10 for students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.)
    A full-day camp exploring principles of physics and aerodynamics in the context of building carbon-dioxide-powered dragsters. The week culminates in the public racing of incredibly fast cars! 
    For more information or to receive a camp application form, contract Rachel Serianz at 563-333-6114, or by email.

    Summer Reading Clinic (BeeRead)
    June 22 - July 17 (no class July 3)
    Monday-Friday, 9:45-11 a.m
    For students entering grades 1-8
    For students experiencing issues with reading/writing development, the clinic includes assessment of appropriate reading level, as well as strengths and needs in the areas of comprehension, phonics, sight words, fluency, spelling and writing. Tutors will meet with parents/guardians on the last day to review diagnostic results, methods of instruction, and recommendations for continued support.
    For more information, contact Deanna Stoube at 563-333-6079, or by email.

    Health Careers Adventure Camp
    July 13-17 (Monday-Friday)
    8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (drop off 7:30-8:30, pick up 4:00-5:00)
    For students entering 7th or 8th grade
    A fun, information-filled day camp allows students to experience the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health professions through hands-on learning sessions provided by faculty and practicing clinicians.
    $200 (before July 1); $225 after July 1
    For more information, contact Emily Schneckloth at 563/333-5892, or by email, or click on the link above.

    Sport Camps

    • Basketball - Boys (grades 4-12)  and Girls (grades 2-12) 
    • Football (grades 3-8)
    • Soccer - Boys and Girls (ages 3-18)
    • Volleyball - Boys and Girls (grades 5-12)

    For more information, click on the link above.

    Music Events
    Sunday, June 7
    7:30 p.m.
    Iowa All-Stars Piano Concert
    Featuring pianists from the University of Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa, St. Ambrose University, Augustana College, Emmaus Bible College, Clarke University and Luther College. Part of the Iowa Music Teachers Association State Conference taking place on the SAU campus.
    Free and open to the public

    Monday, June 8
    8:15 p.m. 
    Eduardus Halim, Piano Recital
    Called by Vladimir Horowitz as "a legendary talent," New York pianist Eduardus Halim is a Steinway artist who was immortalized as the last pupil of Vladimir Horowitz in the late icon's biography by NY Times critic Harold Schoenberg. Halim is the guest performance artist at the 2015 IMTA State Conference being held on the SAU campus. Program includes works by Bach/Busoni, Scriabin and Mussorgsky. 
    $10, adults; $5, students (tickets available at the door)

    Both events will take place in the Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard
    For more information on either event, call 563-333-6148 or email.

    Author Talk - SAU Library Event
    Wednesday, June 17
    2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
    New York Times best-selling author Donald Harstad is a retired county sheriff from Elkader, Iowa. Using his experiences from twenty-three years of law enforcement, Harstad has written five crime novels starring Deputy Sheriff Carl Houseman, who patrols the towns in and around a fictional Iowa county. His sixth novel, "November Rain," will be published in September.
    Free and open to the public
    SAU Library 2nd Floor
    For more information, contact Joyce Haack at 563-333-6247, or by email.

    Iowa Private College Week
    August 3-7 (Monday-Friday)
    Prospective students and and parents: Come explore our campus, find out about financial aid and scholarships, visit with professors, meet coaches, hear what current students have to say, and learn about our academic and social opportunities. Campus tours and info sessions will take place twice daily: 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. A complimentary cookout lunch will be served!
    For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 563-333-6300, 800-383-2627, or by email.

    More Summer Events
    Check out even more summer events, including art exhibits and Menke Observatory Star Parties, by going to our calendar!