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Frieze Lectures continue Rock Island Public Library’s “Hometown” theme PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:04

The 17th-annual Frieze Lecture Series, a partnership between the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College, continues this fall with four lectures by members of Augustana’s scholarly community considering themes related to the library’s Smithsonian Institution’s “Hometown Teams” collaborative.

The lectures consider the different types of "hometowns" with links to Augustana College, from a long-standing connection to a Swedish university to writers whose lives are entwined with local  hometowns.

The Frieze Lectures are free to the public, and begin at 2 p.m. on the last two Tuesdays in October and the first two Tuesdays in November, all in the Rock Island Main Library, with its elegant frieze engraved with the names of some of the world’s great poets.Those poets were celebrated in the first lectures held in 1998, with the following series considering women “frozen out of the Frieze.”

For 2014, presentations include:

Tuesday, October 21: Dr. Dag Blanck is director of the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College and lecturer at the Swedish Institute for North American Studies at Uppsala University.The medieval university in Uppsala, Sweden’s oldest educational institution, educated many of the people who founded and built up Augustana in the mid-19th century.Dr. Blanck will discuss how our national “hometown” is viewed abroad, and consider various images of the United States in Sweden over the past two centuries.


Tuesday, October 28: Dr. Thomas Tredway, president emeritus of Augustana College, will discuss his book, Conrad Bergendoff’s Faith and Work: A Swedish-American Lutheran, 1895-1997.  The book considers the work of one of our hometown’s greatest intellects, Conrad Bergendoff, an internationally renowned theologian, ecumenist and church historian. Bergendoff served as Augustana’s fifth president from 1935 to 1962, and remained part of this community until his death at the age of 102.Dr. Tredway was president of Augustana from 1975 to 2003. His first book isComing of Age:A History of Augustana College, 1935-1975.Both works were published by the Augustana Historical Society.

Tuesday, November 4: Dr. Meg Gillette, associate professor of English at Augustana, will speak on writers whose lives are entwined with our hometown. Gillette is editor of The Stories We Tell:Modernism in the Tri-Cities, a new collection of works by area writers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, published this year by Augustana’s East Hall Press. The anthology includes writings by Susan Glaspell, Arthur Davison Ficke, Floyd Dell, Alice French and others, along with essays by Augustana students.

Tuesday, November 11: Dave Wrath, associate athletic director and sports information director, will speak on “Augustana’s Hometown Heroes.” Though Ken Anderson, the NFL’s 1982 Most Valuable Player, is perhaps the best-known sports legend from the Rock Island college, dozens of other athletes have catapulted Augustana to the national stage.  Wrath, an inductee of the College Sports Information Directors of America’s Hall of Fame, will share stories of those whose exploits landed our community on sports pages around the country.

Presentations are free and open to the public. For more details about events at the Rock Island Library, call (309) 732-7303 or check the online calendar at www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Project Bundle Up at KWQC on Thursday, Oct 16 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Linda Cook   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 07:35

As families find it harder and harder to make ends meet, The Salvation Army asks the community to step in and help children stay warm this coming winter. The Project Bundle Up Event hosted by KWQC makes donating easy (sponsored by Floor Trader).

WHERE: KWQC TV-6 at 805 Brady Street, Davenport
WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2014
HOURS: 6 am–6:30 pm

The Salvation Army will deliver thousands of cold weather clothing items to Quad Cities’ elementary and middle schools to fill the needs of students who arrive at school without these essential items. Teachers are on the front lines watching for children who come to school without mittens & gloves, hats, socks, underwear and scarves, and Project Bundle Up fills this need.

NorthPark and SouthPark Malls Hosts Trick-or-Treat Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Aleisha Chiesa   
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 13:30

Celebrate Halloween Fun With the Entire Family

Who: Bring your little ghosts and goblins to either NorthPark or SouthPark Malls this Friday or Saturday for the mall-wide Trick or Treat!

Enjoy Trick or Treating in an indoor, fun and safe environment! Participating retailers will hand out treats plus enjoy kid friendly activities throughout the malls.

For more information on Trick-or-Treat, visit www.shopsouthparkmall-il.com/events, www.north-park-mall-ia.com/events, or follow us on Twitter @SouthParkMallIL, @NorthParkMallIA and like us on Facebook at


When: NorthPark Mall                               SouthPark Mall

October 17, 2014 from 4p-6p                  October 18, 2014 from 4p-6p


Where: NorthPark Mall                              SouthPark Mall

320 W Kimberly Rd                                    4500 16th Street

Davenport, IA 52806                                  Moline, IL 61265


--Photographers and Camera Crews Welcome --


Oct 16th 2014. " An exploration of similarities & differences between Vedic, European and Near Eastern thought: Independent Scholars Evenings. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 12:51

"An exploration of the similarities and differences between Vedic,   and
European and Near Eastern thought."

MIchael Rosenthal and Narveen Aryaputri---co-presenters.


Independent Scholars Evenings*

1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline
The Moline Commercial Club
2nd floor

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

*Sponsored by the Institute for Cultural & Healing Traditions Ltd
A 501 (c) 3 under U.S. laws

Suds II Beer Tasting with MUGZ PDF Print E-mail
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Written by G A H C   
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 12:49

Saturday, Oct. 18th 6-8pm

Join us for our third annual Home brew beer tasting fundraiser! $15 gets you in the door to sample delicious German style home brewed beer from our friends at MUGZ homebrewing club. Jerry's Market will join us with German potato salad and sausages! Good Bier, Good Food, Good Fun! Don't miss this event!

All proceeds benefit GAHC's Educational Exhibits & Programs!

Purchase your tickets now! Call 563-322-8844 and I will be happy to get you set up with tickets for you and your family and friends!

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