St. Ambrose Feb. - March events


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Press release submitted by St. Ambrose University



THE 'AMBROSE BRIEF'

This edition includes events occurring during the remainder of February and the month of March.



Tuesday, Feb. 18 – Thursday, Feb. 20
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Professional Development: PMP and CAPM Exam Preparation (St. Ambrose University)
Become thoroughly prepared to take the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification exams. Course includes a comprehensive review of the P.M.BOK Guide, the application process, practice exams and test-taking tips.
$995
SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W.3rd Street, Davenport
For more information, contact SAU at 563/333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, or go to www.sau.edu/pd.

Tuesday, Feb. 18
5-7 p.m.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering (St. Ambrose University)
A night of fun, hands-on activities in science and engineering for girls, pre-school age through 7th grade. Teacher and parent attendance is encouraged, and prizes and snacks will be provided. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Free and open to the public
Rogalski Center located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Jodi Prosise at engineering@sau.edu or 563/333-6485.

Wednesday, Feb. 19
4-7 p.m.
'Fill Out Your Federal Financial Aid Form (FAFSA) Night!' (St. Ambrose University)
St. Ambrose financial aid professionals will help you complete your federal FAFSA application for student aid. Go to www.IowaCGS.org and click on "About the Event" for helpful information, including a list of important documents to bring.
Free and open to the public; no appointment necessary
McMullen Hall Room 101 and 102, located on the corner of Locust and Gaines Streets
For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 563/333-6300.

Thursday, Feb. 20
7 p.m.
Gospel Fest (St. Ambrose University)
St. Ambrose's fifth annual Gospel Fest, featuring The Westbrook Singers and other talented choirs and artists from the Quad Cities.
Free and open to the public
Christ the King Chapel on the SAU campus
For more information, contact Ramona Amos at 563/333-6023.

Friday, Feb. 21
6-8 p.m.
Art Exhibition and Sale: 'Help the Eastside Bakery'
Enjoy music, art and delicious food, and purchase prints, books, text and paper at the end of the evening. All proceeds will support relocation of the Eastside Bakery.
Free and open to the public
The Bakery Gallery, 1330 E. 12th St. Davenport, Iowa
For more information, contact Joseph Lappie at lappiejosephd@sau.edu, or go to www.thebakerygallery.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, February 25
9:25-10:40 a.m.
Film Screening: 'Standing on Our Sisters' Shoulders' (St. Ambrose University)
A documentary about the contributions of women to the Civil Rights Movement
Free and open to the public
McCarthy Hall 008, located at the corner of Gaines and Lombard
For more information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563/333-6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu.

Wednesday, Feb. 26 – Friday, April 4
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Art Exhibit: 'Bombs and Buffalos' (St. Ambrose University)
Catich Gallery presents prints on paper and "printstallations" by John Hitchcock, who uses the print medium—with its long history of social and political commentary—to explore relationships of community, land and culture.
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 Leslie Grossman at 563/333-6444 or catich@sau.edu.

Wednesday, Feb. 26
7-8 p.m.
Presentation: Normal Eating and the College Student (St. Ambrose University)
Nutritionist and dietician Sue Clarahan will talk about the nuances of normal eating and the differences between normal and disordered eating. A Q&A will follow.
Free and open to the public
Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street
For questions contact Amy Scott at ScottAmyM@sau.edu or 563-333-6423

Wednesday, Feb. 26

7:30 p.m.

Concert: St. Ambrose University-Community Symphony Orchestra
St. Ambrose students and community members will play music from the rich and varied orchestral repertoire.

Free and open to the public
Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard
For more information, contact Terri Flynn at 563/333-6001

Thursday, Feb. 27
7 p.m.
Catholic Studies Lecture: What is Really Going on in the Cosmos and What Should We Be Doing About It? (St. Ambrose University)
Presented by John Haught, Senior Fellow, Georgetown University. The event is part of St. Ambrose's yearlong series, "Sustainability."
Free and open to the public
Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison
For more information, contact Rev. Chuck Adam at 563/333-6151 or adamcharlesa@sau.edu.

Friday, Feb. 28

7:30 p.m.

Concert: Jazz Ensemble/STAMVOJA Vocal Jazz
(St. Ambrose University)
Instrumental ensemble exploring a wide variety of jazz and jazz-influenced styles such as swing, blues, bebop and contemporary, along with STAMVOJA, a "sweet-sounding jazz a cappella vocal group."

Free and open to the public

Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard
For more information, contact Terri Flynn at 563/333-6001

Saturday, March 1
4-6 p.m.
Wine at the Warehouse (St. Ambrose University)
Raise a glass to Dimitri to celebrate his 30th year in the business. The warehouse location offers a unique, eclectic experience to sample wines that Dimitri and his staff are eager to pour. Enjoy delicacies from several area restaurants. Proceeds help fund scholarships for students at St. Ambrose.
$30 per person (if purchased online); $45 per person at the door
Dimitri's Wine & Spirits, located at 1735 West 3rd St., Davenport
To purchase tickets, go to www.sau.edu/winefest

Saturday, March 1

7:30 p.m.

Concert: Symphonic Band
(St. Ambrose University)
Free and open to the public

Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard
For more information, contact Terri Flynn at 563/333-6001

Sunday, March 2
1-4 p.m.
Family Workshop: 'Let's Write Together' (St. Ambrose University)
A wonderful event for students grades 3-6 and their families to have fun with writing. Bring children, grandchildren or neighbor children and enjoy the afternoon.
$15 per family or $5 per person. Register by Monday, Feb. 24.
Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison
For more information or to register, contact Dick Hanzelka at 563/333-6380 or HanzelkaRichardL@sau.edu.

Sunday, March 2

3 p.m.

Concert: 'Sustainability' (St. Ambrose University)
A new composition by SAU's William Campbell, with lyrics by Wendell Berry.
Featuring the University Chorale, Chamber Singers and Bee Sharp with Glenda Crawford, conductor.
Free and open to the public

Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard
For more information, contact Terri Flynn at 563/333-6001


Monday, March 3
1 p.m.
Lecture: 'Ambrose's Letters: literary and linguistic aspects' (St. Ambrose University)
Featuring Paola Moretti, a member of the Academia Ambrosiana and a Fulbright scholar at Notre Dame, Ind. Sponsored by SAU's Academy for the Study of St. Ambrose of Milan.
Free and open to the public
McCarthy Hall 013, located at the corner of Gaines and Lombard
For more information, contact Ethan Gannaway at 563/333-5823.

Tuesday, March 4
7 p.m.
Lecture: '"From the Tribunal to the Altar": Ambrose of Milan's election in late fourth-century Church in Milan' (St. Ambrose University)
Featuring Rev. Francesco Braschi, member of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Italy. Sponsored by SAU's Academy for the Study of St. Ambrose of Milan.
Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison
For more information, contact Ethan Gannaway at 563/333-5823.

Tuesday, March 4
9:25-10:40 a.m.
Film Screening: 'Lioness' (St. Ambrose University)
In honor of Women's History Month, a documentary about female combat veterans from the war in Iraq
Free and open to the public
McCarthy Hall 008, located at the corner of Gaines and Lombard
For more information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563/333-6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu.

Thursday, March 6
Artist Lecture, 4-4:45 p.m. (Galvin 141)
Opening Reception, 5-7 p.m. (Catich Gallery)
Art Exhibit: 'Bombs and Buffalos' (St. Ambrose University)
Opening for Catich Gallery exhibit featuring prints on paper and "printstallations" by John Hitchcock, who uses the print medium—with its long history of social and political commentary—to explore relationships of community, land and culture. Hors d'oeuvres will be served
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 Leslie Grossman at 563/333-6444 or catich@sau.edu.

Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Professional Development: Leadership Through People Skills (St. Ambrose University)
An intensive, five-day learning experience that transforms managers into leaders by creating the skills necessary to meet today's business challenges and turn vision into reality. This course is offered as a non- or for-credit course.
$1295
SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W.3rd Street, Davenport
For more information, call 563/333-5720, email pd@sau.edu, or go to www.sau.edu/pd.

Tuesday, March 18 – Wednesday, March 19
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Professional Development: Managing Project Teams (St. Ambrose University)
Learn to manage, lead, influence and motivate team members in order to get the best possible performance from each individual.
$695
SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W.3rd Street, Davenport
For more information, call 563/333-5720, email pd@sau.edu, or go to www.sau.edu/pd.

Tuesday, March 18
1:40-2:55 p.m.
Presentation: 'Love and Rockets: Gender and Comics' (St. Ambrose University)
In honor of Women's History Month, Assistant Professor of Spanish Brittany Tullis will discuss how the heroine in the "Love and Rockets" comic series defies stereotypes about Latina women.
Free and open to the public
Room 141, Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard
For more information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563/333-6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu.

Wednesday, March 19
7 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Lecture: 'Can St. Ambrose Save the Planet?' (St. Ambrose University)
Featuring Robert Musil, American University, former CEO of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Physicians for Social Responsibility organization.
Free and open to the public
Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison
For more information, go to www.sau.edu.

Thursday, March 20
12:30 p.m.
Reading: 'Inconclusive Theologies: Sor Juana Ines de la Crus, Kierkegaard, and Theological Discourse' (St. Ambrose University)
Assistant Professor of History and Theology Lisa Powell will read from her new book in celebration of Women's History month. A book signing will follow.
Free and open to the public
Ambrose Hall, Rm. 224 (Women's Studies Resource Center), located on Locust Street
For more information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563/333-6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu.

Friday, March 21

5 p.m.

Concert: 'Casual Classics – New Music Ensemble in C' (St. Ambrose University)
A musical happy hour of new music performed by St. Ambrose faculty members and students. Refreshments will be served.
Free and open to the public
Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard
For more information, contact Terri Flynn at 563/333-6001

Wednesday, March 26
7 p.m.
Performance: 'A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer: Readings to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls' (St. Ambrose University)
Readings about violence against women—angry, tragic, funny and beautiful—will create a true and profound portrait of this issue's effect on all people. Intended for mature audiences. Proceeds will benefit Family Resources' Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counseling programs.
$8, adults; $5, students
Rogalski Center Ballroom, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison.
For more information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563-33-6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu

Thursday, March 27
7 p.m.
Wilber Symposium on the Christian Tradition and Non-Violence: 'Ecocide: Violence and the Environment' (St. Ambrose University)
SAU's Rev. Robert Grant will discuss ecocidal threats to God's creation as the most urgent moral imperative of our age.
Free and open to the public
Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison
For more information, go to www.sau.edu

Friday, March 28
8:45 a.m. - noon
Junior Preview Day (St. Ambrose University)
High School Juniors and Families: Learn more about life at St. Ambrose and get important information about applying to college and financial aid! The morning includes a campus tour and optional tour of the Health Sciences Education Center.
Free and open to all high school junior students. Reservations are required.
Rogalski Center located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Hilary Callas at CallasHilaryA@sau.edu or 563/333-6300, or go to www.sau.edu/visit.

Friday, March 28

5:30-7 p.m.

'Exploring Engineering' (St. Ambrose University)
High School and Community College Students: Not sure what engineers do? Enjoy pizza and speak with engineering professionals, faculty and students. Bring a friend or your parents and find out about your future in engineering!
Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street
Free and open to the public
For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact Jodi Prosise at 563/333-6485 or engineering@sau.edu.

Friday, March 28, 7 p.m. - Saturday, March 29, 1 p.m.
Exploring Engineering at SAU Overnight
(St. Ambrose University)
Enjoy an overnight stay on campus and learn more about St. Ambrose and its Industrial and Mechanical Engineering programs. Participate in hands-on engineering activities, check out the labs and facilities, and socialize with current engineering students.

Free and open to the public
Rogalski Center Ballroom, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street.
For more information, contact Jodi Prosise at 563/333-6485 or engineering@sau.edu

Saturday, March 29
4 p.m.
Athletic Event: Men's Lacrosse (St. Ambrose University)
Attend the first regular season home game in the history of St. Ambrose lacrosse! Come watch the Fighting Bees take on Benedictine College in a game that directly affects playoff chances.
Free and open to the public
Davenport Soccer Complex, located on North Division St., next to the Davenport Municipal Airport
For more info, contact Coach Keel at keelbradleya@sau.edu or 563/333-5904.

Saturday, March 29
6 p.m., Doors open
7 p.m., Play begins
Trivia Night (St. Ambrose University)
Ten rounds of questions on various subjects, 6-8 players per team. Bring your own snacks; drinks are available for purchase (no outside drinks allowed). Childcare is available (with donation) for children of all ages at the St. Ambrose Children's Campus, 1301 W. Lombard, Davenport. Reservations are required for both trivia night play and childcare. Proceeds support student scholarships.
$80 per table (mulligans available)
Rogalski Center located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison
For more information, call 563/333-6290 or email alumni@sau.edu, or go to www.sau.edu.

















 



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