Feb. 13: Speaker on Islam Theme Topic of "Idolatry and Iconoclasm: Historic Mecca Vanishes"

Event Details


Date: February 12, 2014

Times: 7 p.m.

Location: Humanities Center room 301

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public.

Throughout the year, visiting speakers will give presentations on their experiences with Islam and Muslims as part of Augustana’s International Theme for the 2013-14 academic year, “Islam in Our Community, Past and Present.”

Dr. Joseph DondelingerFrom 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, in Humanities Center room 301, Dr. Joseph Dondelinger will give a talk titled, "Idolatry and Iconoclasm: Historic Mecca Vanishes."

It's a topic on Islam, not in this region, but should be of interest to Muslims and non-Muslims everywhere.

In upper photo: Muslim pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba (in Mecca, Saudi Arabia) at dawn.

    Designed to increase students’ understanding of global issues, Augustana introduced the International Theme three years ago and speakers are sponsored by the Co-Curricular Council. Throughout the academic year, students study and support theme-related issues with planned events.


    Sam Ogdie
    Instructor of Spanish
    Co-Curriculum Theme Year Coordinator

    Augustana College