NEWS

THE 'AMBROSE BRIEF'

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

This edition includes events occurring during the month of May.

Friday, May 2

1:30-4 p.m.

Interactive Poster Presentations: Kinesiology Students (St. Ambrose University)

Students, who completed sports management or human performance and fitness internships, will discuss their projects and poster presentations.

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 Darla Baumgarten at 563/333-5862, or Hailey Daehnke at 563/333-6228.

Friday, May 2


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

Saturday, May 3


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, May 3

Beginning at sunset

Menke Observatory Star Party (St. Ambrose University)

St. Ambrose University opens its observatory to the public for a night of stargazing. Visitors may use the observatory's telescopes or bring their own.

Free and open to the public

St. Ambrose Menke Observatory, Wapsi River Environmental Education Center, near Dixon, Iowa

For more information, contact Robert Mitchell at MitchellRobertC@sau.edu or 563/333-6141. On the day of the event, the same number may be called for a recorded message that will either confirm the event or report a cancellation. Maps and directions are available at www.sau.edu; search for “menke.”

Sunday, May 4


3 p.m.


Concert: Chorale, Chamber Choir and Bee Sharp Men’s Vocal Ensemble (St. Ambrose University)

Performing a wide variety of music from many stylistic and historical periods.

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, May 7

6-8:30 p.m.

Cultural Event/Fundraiser: ‘Passport to Fashion’ (St. Ambrose University)

Enjoy a night of cultural celebration! The evening will include dinner, an international fashion show and silent auction. All proceeds will benefit World Relief Moline. The event is sponsored by SAU’s Women’s Studies.

$25

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

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Katy Strzepek at 563\333-6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu, or the World Relief Office at 309/764-2279.

Saturday, May 10

1 p.m.

St. Ambrose University Spring Commencement

Seating is open with no tickets required. Anyone needing special accommodations should contact the Services for Students with Disabilities office.

Free and open to the public

i Wireless Center, 1201 River Dr., Moline, Ill.

For more information, go to www.sau.edu/commencement.

Monday, May 12 – Tuesday, May 13

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Professional Development: Project Leadership and Professional Responsibility (St. Ambrose University)

Effective leadership is essential for successful projects. Discover the difference between leading and managing in the project environment by exploring basic leadership theories, as well as "transformational" leadership.

$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.

Saturday, May 17

3-6 p.m.

Wine Festival Wine Tasting (St. Ambrose University)

Join hundreds of wine enthusiasts in an outdoor setting under the Ambrosian Oaks. Sip your way through a spectacular assortment of 150 wines from around the world and try culinary highlights from Quad-City restaurants. Proceeds help fund scholarships for students at St. Ambrose.

$45 per person online, $50 per person at the door

St. Ambrose Campus (in the event of inclement weather, the tasting will be held in the Rogalski Center)

To purchase tickets, go to www.sau.edu/winefest.

Friday, May 30

10 a.m. - Check-In

11 a.m. - Shotgun Start

4:30 p.m. - (approximate time) Steak Dinner at Rookies

Fighting Bee Golf Classic (St. Ambrose University)

Join St. Ambrose alumni and friends for a great day of golf. Hosted by athletic director and men’s basketball coach Ray Shovlain `79 `82, tournament proceeds will benefit more than 800 SAU student athletes participating in 23 varsity athletic programs.

Call for cost information.

Emeis Golf Course, 4500 W Central Park Ave., Davenport

Rookies, 2818 N Brady Street, Davenport

For more information or to reserve a space, contact Betsy Fisher at alumni@sau.edu or 563/333-6293