St. Ambrose University 'Sustainability' project series


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ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY OFFERS YEARLONG 'SUSTAINABILITY' PROJECT SERIES

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Focusing attention on ethical practices relative to the earth, its resources and to humans, St. Ambrose University announces its 2013-14 project series, "Sustainability." Lectures, films, concerts, artistic performances and exhibits will examine the concept of sustainability through the arts, sciences and humanities. This is the sixth year St. Ambrose has offered a yearlong project series.

All events are free unless otherwise indicated. For more information, go to www.sau.edu.

Fall Semester Events:
Tuesday, Sept. 17
12:30-2 p.m.
Constitution Day Panel Discussion: 'Religious Liberty and the U.S. Constitution'
Featuring Carson Holloway, University of Nebraska-Omaha, and SAU faculty
Free and open to the public 

Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street

7 p.m.
Constitution Day Lecture: 'Sustaining Religious Liberty: The Health and Human Services Mandate and the First Amendment'
Holloway will explore public debate about the proper nature and limits of religious liberty, with emphasis on the legal and constitutional background that the courts will apply in deciding cases challenging the mandates.
Free and open to the public 

Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street

Thursday, Sept. 19
Artist Lecture 4-4:45 p.m. (Galvin 141)
Opening Reception 5-7 p.m. (Catich Gallery)
Art Exhibit: 'The New Heartland'
Andrew Borowiec presents a photographic investigation of Ohio's cultural landscape, exploring how prevailing social and environmental attitudes, perceptions and values are reflected in the ways that people shape their surroundings.
Show runs Sept. 11 - Oct. 18 (Gallery Hours: M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Free and open to the public 

Galvin Fine Arts Center Catich Gallery, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard

Saturday, Sept. 21
7:30 p.m.
Concert: Matuto
Featuring violin, guitar, accordion, bass, drums and various Brazilian percussion instruments.
A Galvin Performing Arts Series event, presented in cooperation with Quad City Arts
$11 adults; $9 faculty/staff/alumni/senior citizens; $7, students; $6, groups
Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 563/333-6251, or go to www.sau.edu.

Friday, Sept. 27
7 p.m.
Ambrose Women for Social Justice Lecture: 'Activism, Justice and Future Generations: Indigenous Strategies for a Sustainable Future'
Featuring Winona LaDuke, internationally acclaimed activist for the causes of sustainability, climate change and environmental justice.
Free and open to the public
Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street

Friday, October 4
11 a.m.
Presentation and Demonstration: Sustaining Iowa Prairies
Chad Graeve, Pottawattamie County Conservation natural resource specialist, will discuss his work as a restorationist at Iowa's Loess Hills, followed by a hands-on demonstration on the SAU Peace Prairie on campus.
Free and open to the public
Beginning in Hayes Hall, Room 113 (near Christ the King Chapel on campus)

Tuesday, Oct. 22
7 p.m.
Lecture: 'Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment'
A distinguished scholar-in-residence at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, Sandra Steingraber is also an author, cancer survivor and internationally recognized authority on the environment's links to cancer and human health.
Free and open to the public
Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard

Thursday, Nov. 7
Artist Lecture, 4-4:45 p.m. (Galvin 141)
Opening Reception 5-7 p.m. (Catich Gallery)
Art Exhibit: 'Art and the Environment'
Using discarded law and science books, encyclopedias, dictionaries and maps as her medium, Margaret Whiting explores contemporary issues related to land use.
Show runs Oct. 23 - Nov. 22 (Gallery Hours: M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Free and open to the public
Galvin Fine Arts Center Catich Gallery, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard

Wednesday, Nov. 13
7 p.m.
Lecture: 'Helping to Clean America's Rivers: From the Bottom Up'
Speaking will be Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands and Water.
Free and open to the public
Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street

Thursday, Nov. 14
7 p.m.
Richard Geiger History Lecture: 'Agent Orange and the Environmental Imaginary'
Featuring Ed Martini, Western Michigan University
Free and open to the public
Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street

Wednesday, Nov. 20
2-4 p.m.
Human Library Day
In this unique project, the library will feature people as living "books," who can be "checked out" for 20 minutes of dialogue on such topics as gardening, sustainability and the arts, vegetarianism, economics, renewable energy and sustainable housing and building practices.
Free and open to the public
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