The Ambrose Brief

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

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

Through Friday, Feb. 20

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Art Exhibit: ‘Recent Works’ by Patrick Earl Hammie (at St. Ambrose University)

Hammie’s works focus specifically on constructions of gender and race, putting pressure on these categories as a means of expanding understanding of identity. The event is part of St. Ambrose’s yearlong series, “Exploring Gender.”

Free and open to 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, 563-333-6444 or catich@sau.edu

Monday, Feb. 2

Noon – 1 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch Presentation: ‘Growing Up in Israel: School, Army, Life’ (St. Ambrose University)

Israeli Emissary to the Jewish Federation of Peoria Tomer Swisa, age 23, will discuss what it's like to grow up and be educated in today's Israel. Please bring your lunch and join us for a fascinating conversation.

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 Ryan Dye at 563-333-6389 or DyeRyanD@sau.edu, or go to www.sau.edu/mei.

Tuesday, Feb. 3 – Wednesday, Feb. 4

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Professional Development: Project Management: Planning, Execution and Control (St. Ambrose University)

An extensive overview of professional project management is presented along with the importance of a consistent methodology. This course provides a project-ready tool kit for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing out projects within a practical system of professional project management.

$695

SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd Street, Davenport

For more information call 563-333-5720, email pd@sau.edu, or go to sau.edu/pd.

Thursday, Feb. 5

12:30- 1:30 p.m.

Brownbag Discussion: Michelle Wallace (St. Ambrose University)

Scholar and author, Wallace has spent her career analyzing the intersections of cultural constructions of race and gender in literature, art and film studies. Feel free to bring your lunch and join us for an interesting discussion.

Free and open to the public

Women and Gender Studies Resource Center, 224 Ambrose Hall, located on Locust Street

For more information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563-333-6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 5

1-4:15 p.m.

Continuing Education Event: ‘Living to Die or Dying to Live: Understanding the Alliance for Living and Dying Well’ (St. Ambrose University)

Participants will gain knowledge on self-care and self-empowerment for betterment in personal and professional life. Sponsored by the St Ambrose School of Social Work.

$20 includes 3 CEUs for Iowa and Illinois social workers

SAU 54th Street Facility, 1950 E. 54th St. Davenport

To register, go to www.sau.edu/msw. For information, call 563-333-3910.

Thursday, Feb. 5

7 p.m.

Lecture: ‘The Myth of the Superwoman Revisited: Black Feminism and the Civil Rights Movement’ (at St. Ambrose University)

This year’s Baecke Endowment for the Humanities Lecture will be given by Michele Wallace, professor of English, City College of New York. The event is part of St. Ambrose’s yearlong series, “Exploring Gender.”

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 Larry Skillin at 563-333-6034 or skillinlarrya@sau.edu.

Monday, Feb. 9 – Friday, Feb. 13

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Professional Development: Leadership Through People Skills (St. Ambrose University)

Learn how to be persuasive, gain commitment, and get results from the people you work with. Leadership Through People Skills (LTPS) will teach you the practical skills needed to manage. LTPS is 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 sau.edu/pd.

Monday, Feb. 9

7 p.m.

Lecture: ‘The Arab Spring: Did All Go Wrong?’ (St. Ambrose University)

The 12th annual Folwell Lecture in Political Science and Pre-Law will feature Amaney Jamal, professor of political science professor at Princeton University. The event is part of St. Ambrose’s yearlong series, “Exploring Gender.”

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 Duk Kim at 563-333-6169 or kimduk@sau.edu

Friday, Feb. 13

5 p.m.

Casual Classics Concert Four - Nicole Esposito, flute, Marian Lee, piano (St. Ambrose University)

Flute professor at the University of Iowa, Esposito has been acclaimed by Fanfare magazine as “an exceptional flutist in every way.”

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, Feb. 16

8:45 a.m.

Open House Visit Day (St. Ambrose University)

High school juniors and seniors, and families: Visit St. Ambrose when the campus is bursting with activity. Receive important admissions and financial aid info; take a campus tour; meet faculty members from you major of interest, as well as coaches.

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, call 563-333-6300 or 800-383-2627, email admit@sau.edu, or go to www.sau.edu/visit.

Tuesday, Feb. 17

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Professional Development: Servant Leaders – the Myths & Realities (St. Ambrose University)

Servant leadership has been proclaimed as the corporate philosophy for hundreds of businesses. This interactive presentation will address the meaning of servant leadership, how is it practiced, and when it works. Presented by Dan Ebener, author, and associate professor and co-director of the Master of Organizational Leadership program.

$15

SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd Street, Davenport

To register online, go to www.sau.edu/leadershiplive. For more information, call 563-333-5825.

Tuesday, Feb. 17

7 p.m.

Lecture: ‘Pink and Sexy: Whatever Happened to Child’s Play?’ (at St. Ambrose University)

Featuring Krisann Bergo Brown, professor of sociology, Black Hawk College, Moline. The event is part of St. Ambrose’s yearlong series, “Exploring Gender.”

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 Ramona Amos at 563-333-6023 or amosramonal@sau.edu.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

7 p.m.

Theatre: Black-Jew Dialogues (St. Ambrose University)

A two-person play combining fast-paced sketches, improvisations, multi-media, puppets, a game show and post-show discussion in order to promote open, honest, and respectful conversation about race and diversity in America.

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, call 563-333-6023 or email interculturallife@sau.edu.

Saturday, Feb. 21

8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Teacher Education Open House (St. Ambrose University)

High school students, parents and advisors: Learn more about opportunities in teaching and career options. Registration is required.

$10 per person includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch

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

For more information, contact Trish Zinger at 563-333-6116 or go to www.sau.edu/education.

Tuesday, Feb. 24 – Thursday, Feb. 26

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 PMBOK Guide, the application process, practice exams and test-taking tips.

$995

SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd Street, Davenport

For more information call 563-333-5720, email pd@sau.edu, or go to sau.edu/pd.

Tuesday, Feb. 24

5-7 p.m.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering (at St. Ambrose University)

A night of fun activities in science and engineering for girls, pre-school age through 7th grade. Teachers and parents are welcome. Space is limited; registration required by Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Free

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

For more information or to make a reservation, call 563-333-6485 or email engineering@sau.edu.

Wednesday, Feb. 25 – Friday, April 17

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Art Exhibition: Mary Jones (St. Ambrose University)

Catich Gallery exhibition featuring the mixed media work of Grand View University Professor Mary Jones.

Free and open to public

The gallery is located in the Galvin Fine Arts Center on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard

For more information, call 563-333-6444 or go to sau.edu/catich.

Wednesday, Feb. 25

11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois Veterans Conference (St. Ambrose University)

Workshops, panel discussions, a resources fair and a networking social. Noon keynote by Iraq War veteran Bryan Anderson, one of the few triple-amputees to have survived in Iraq. Veterans are welcome and will be given priority registration. Also appropriate for higher education faculty, staff, students and administrators.

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 register, go to www.sau.edu/veteranservices.

Thursday, Feb. 26

4-4:45 p.m. – artist talk, Galvin 141

5-7 p.m. – opening reception, Catich Gallery

Art Exhibition: Mary Jones (St. Ambrose University)

Catich Gallery exhibition featuring the mixed media work of Grand View University Professor Mary Jones. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Free and open to public

The gallery is located in the Galvin Fine Arts Center on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard

For more information, call 563-333-6444 or go to sau.edu/catich.

Friday, Feb. 27

6 p.m. - Doors open

7 p.m. - Play begins

Engineering Trivia Night (St. Ambrose University)

Ten rounds of a mixture of engineering and general questions. Cash prizes for top three teams; door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Pizza and beverages will be available for purchase. You may bring your own snacks; no outside drinks allowed. Individuals can be assigned to a team. Proceeds support student scholarships. Reservations required by Feb. 26.

$10, general public; $5, full-time students

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

To make a reservation, text or call Bonnie Thiede at 563-340-3270 or by email at ThiedeBonnieJ@yahoo.com.

Friday, Feb. 27

7:30 p.m.

Winter Instrumental Concert (St. Ambrose University)

An exciting concert featuring music by the SAU Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble

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.

Tuesday, March 3 – Wednesday, March 4

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Professional Development: Managing Project Teams (St. Ambrose University)

Learn more about the complex skills required to manage project teams at the highest performance levels. Acquire meeting management tools and techniques; motivational and interpersonal skills; tools for identifying individual thinking preferences; methods for recognizing and responding to nonverbal messages; and information to address individual differences such as age, gender or culture.

$695

SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd Street, Davenport

For more information call 563-333-5720, email pd@sau.edu, or go to sau.edu/pd.

Tuesday, March 3

7 p.m.

Film Screening and Discussion: ‘Straightlaced – How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up’ (St. Ambrose University)

Event includes conversation with filmmaker and Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Debra Chasnoff, president and senior producer at GroundSpark. The event is part of St. Ambrose’s yearlong series, “Exploring Gender.”

Free and open to the public

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

For more information, contact Denise Kall at 563/333-6175 or kalldenisem@sau.edu.

Saturday, March 7

4-6 p.m.

Wine at the Warehouse (St. Ambrose University)

Visit Dimitri's warehouse and enjoy a casual afternoon of wine and food. Sample the wines Dimitri and his staff are eager to pour while experiencing some of the finest hors d'oeuvres from several area restaurants. Proceeds help fund St. Ambrose student scholarships.

$35 per person (if purchased online by March 6); $45 at the door

Dimitri's Wine & Spirits, located at 1735 West 3rd St., Davenport

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

Monday, March 9 – Friday, March 13

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 sau.edu/pd.

Tuesday, March 10 – Wednesday, March 11

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Professional Development: Managing Project Teams (St. Ambrose University)

Learn more about the complex skills required to manage project teams at the highest performance levels. Acquire meeting management tools and techniques; motivational and interpersonal skills; tools for identifying individual thinking preferences; methods for recognizing and responding to nonverbal messages; and information to address individual differences such as age, gender or culture.

$695

SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd Street, Davenport

For more information call 563-333-5720, email pd@sau.edu, or go to sau.edu/pd.

Tuesday, March 17

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Professional Development: Leading Means Leading Change (St. Ambrose University)

Confronting the nature of creating and responding to changes in our workplaces and society. Tomorrow’s challenges are not simple, and people need to discover paths that lead them to creative solutions for ever-changing problems. Presented by Ron Wastyn, professor of organizational leadership.

$15

SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd Street, Davenport

To register online, go to www.sau.edu/leadershiplive. For more information, call 563-333-5825.

Tuesday, March 17

7 p.m.

Film and Panel Discussion: "Any Kid, Anywhere: Sex Trafficking Survival Stories" (St. Ambrose University)

Featuring Cathy O'Keeffe, executive director of Braking Traffik.

Free and open to the public.

Beehive Lounge, lower level of Ambrose Hall on Locust Street

For more information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563-333-6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu.

Wednesday, March 18

7:30 p.m.

Concert: Chamber Orchestra (St. Ambrose University)

Music from the rich and varied orchestral repertoire performed by St. Ambrose students and faculty, along with community members from the Quad Cities.

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, March 19

7-8:30 p.m.

Lecture: ‘Charismatic Women Witnesses of Peace’ (St. Ambrose University)

Focusing on women who have used their charisms to bear witness to Christ's peace in the world,

particularly Dorothy Day, Helen Prejean, the four U.S. churchwomen murdered in El Salvador and Dorothy Stang. Presented by Margaret Pfeil, University of Notre Dame. This event is part of SAU's yearlong "Exploring Gender" project series.

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. Brian Miclot, 563-333-6129.

Friday, March 20

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, call 563-333-6300, or go to www.sau.edu/visit to register online.

Saturday, March 21

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.

$64 per table if registered online before 5 p.m. March 19

$80 per table at the door (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 email alumni@sau.edu or go to www.sau.edu

Saturday, March 21

7:30 p.m.

Concert: Vocal Ensembles (St. Ambrose University)

Music by the University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Bee Sharp and STAMJOJA Vocal Jazz.

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 23

7:30 p.m.

Recital: 'Happy 300th!' - Frank Almond, violin, and Marian Lee, piano (St. Ambrose University)

An intimate chamber recital featuring Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond, and Marian Lee, SAU assistant professor of piano, in celebration of the 300th birthday of the famous 1715 "Lipinski" Stradivarius violin played by Almond.

$10, general public; $5, senior citizens; $2, students with ID. (Proceeds to benefit SAU Music Department.)

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

For more information, contact Terri Flynn at 563/333-6001 or the Galvin Box Office at 563-333-6251.

Wednesday, March 25

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

For more information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563-333-6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu.

Thursday, March 26

7 p.m.

Gospel Fest (St. Ambrose University)

The St. Ambrose Multicultural Affairs Community Action student group will host its sixth annual Gospel Fest featuring local choirs and gospel artist Drew Chambers from the BET show “Sunday Best.”

Free and open to the public.

Christ the King Chapel on campus

For more information, call Ramona Amos at 563-333-6023 or email interculturallife@sau.edu.

Friday, March 27

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, call 563-333-6300, or go to www.sau.edu/visit to register online.

Friday, March 27

7:30 p.m.

Performance: Slam Poet Andrea Gibson (St. Ambrose University)

$14 adults; $12, alumni/senior citizens; $10, students; $9, groups

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

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 563-333-6251.

Tuesday, March 31 – Wednesday, April 1

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Professional Development: Managing Project Communication (St. Ambrose University)

Develop a communication management plan for distributing appropriate information to each stakeholder group through proper forms of media while actively managing stakeholder expectations. Learn to influence outcomes, negotiate results, manage conflicts and recognize negotiation styles, including your own.

$695

SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd Street, Davenport

For more information call 563-333-5720, email pd@sau.edu, or go to sau.edu/pd.