Monday, January 19

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LS 102 Meeting
Founders Hall Basement

6:30 - 8:30 PM - High School Band Festival Finale Concert
Centennial Hall
James Lambrecht
Free to the public

Tuesday, January 20

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Broadcast of President Barack Obama Swearing-In Ceremony
Olin Auditorium

There will be NO Tuesday Reflections due the the Inauguration

CANELLED - LunchBytes
Library, PBK Room

8:00 - 11:00 PM - Student Recital
Centennial Hall
Free to the public

Wednesday, January 21

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study
Chicago Room, College Ctr.
Led by Pastor Priggie, College Chaplain. Bring your lunch if you wish, and a Bible

4:00 PM - ACTL PowerPoint Workshop
Evald 315
Presented by Paul Lewellen. See Announcements for for information

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Women's and Gender Studies Tea Series - "The Diatribe of Ann Coulter: Gendered Style, Conservative Ideology, and the Public Sphere" presented by Steve Klien, Communication Studies
Evald Great Hall

9:30 PM - Evening Prayer & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall

Thursday, January 22

No Convocation Today

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Teaching Circle
Old Main 128

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Division Meetings
See Announcements for location

8:00 PM - Ethnographic Film Series "The Snowbowl Effect"
Science Building Room 304

Friday, January 23

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Augustana College Studio Art Faculty Exhibition (Friday Conversations)
Augustana College Art Museum
Public reception to follow 4:30 - 6:30 PM
See Announcements for more detail

7:30 - 10:30 PM  - Percussion Ensemble
Ensemble Room-Bergendoff Building of Fine Arts
Tony Oliver
Free to the public

Saturday, January 24

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Admissions Departmental Open House & Scholarship Competition

4:00 - 6:00 PM - Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Elise Croner & Megan Hoener, flute
Free to the public

8:00 - 11:00 PM - Faculty Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Double Reed Faculty Recital
Cynthia Lambrecht, oboe
Sue Bawden, bassoon
Robert Elfline, piano and harpsichord
Angela Hand, voice
Bach, Poulenc, Dring and other composers represented

Sunday, January 25

10:30 AM - Sunday Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel, 2nd fl., Founders Hall

5:00 PM - Sunday Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, 2nd fl., Founders Hall

Volume 6, Issue 17 - January 19, 2009

ACTL

Kelly Daniels tried something new with his English 270 class last term. Instead of requiring a more traditional final portfolio project, he had students submit their best writing to some form of journal. The product was an online publication with our English faculty as the intended audience. Please read Kelly's own description of the project and his reflections on the students learning that took place. (Description was originally addressed to his colleagues in the English Department).


Only an A-? Combating Grade Inflation. By Rich Long. "End of the winter semester. Grades are in, and students will start accessing them by computer today. Then the calls and e-mails will begin arriving from those who expected - or demand - a higher grade than they got. Those I can handle. Irate mothers are another matter . . . ." (article submitted by Dara Wegman-Geedey)


UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, January 21
Power Point Workshop
4:00 p.m. - Evald 315
Have you been using PowerPoint in your classroom, but not getting the feedback you hoped? When you turn down the lights, do your students turn down the sheets and fluff up their pillows? Maybe it's time to talk PowerPoint with others having the same problems.

On January 21st at 4:00 p.m. Paul Lewellan (Adjunct Faculty in Business Administration) will host a PowerPoint workshop in Evald 315. This is not a "how-to" introduction to PowerPoint. It is designed for people who already use PowerPoint, but want to use it more effectively.

(In addition to teaching Business Writing and Performance Studies at Augustana, Paul has published 22 short stories. His firm, PHL Consulting, does communication training and executive mentoring for area businesses.)

Thursday, January 22
New Faculty Teaching Circle (repeat of January 14)
Faculty Portfolios
10:30 a.m. - Old Main 128

Thursday, January 22
ACTL Faculty Forum
Student Attitudes and Behavior in the Classroom
4:30 p.m. - Old Main 128

Does the gender of a faculty member influence the way students interact and respond in class? Do men and women faculty experience different patterns of student reaction to written comments and critiques? Sharon Varallo will begin the session by presenting a summary of some research on these topics and will help facilitate the follow-up discussion.