CELEBRATION OF FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP AND TEACHING
Faculty Scholarship and Teaching Narratives on Display
Monday, October 6-10
Tredway Library – Second Floor
Faculty Scholarship and Teaching Reception and Presentations
Friday, October 10 – Tredway Library, second floor/north end
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
[Faculty Presentations from 4:00-5:00 p.m.]
Michael Zemek (Department of Music)
The Selection and Preparation of Cooperating Teachers in Music Education
Lendol Calder (Department of History)
What Were They Thinking?!: Using Think Alouds to Decode Hidden Worlds of Student Learning
Convocation - October 9 – Doug Glanville
“Culture of Sports: Steroid Use in Professional Baseball.”
Centennial Hall – 10:30 AM
The son of two academics, Glanville always loved playing ball, but could not deny his love of learning. After Doug Glanville enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, he played varsity baseball for three years. The summer after his sophomore year, he played in the Cape Cod Baseball League, the top amateur league in the country, where he was named was named the Top Pro Prospect. The following year, 1991, he became a first-round draft pick by the Chicago Cubs. Even so, he returned to school to finish his degree in Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania. Doug made his major league baseball debut on June 9, 1996, as an outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. At his retirement after nine seasons as a major league player, he had accumulated 1100 hits and a 293-game errorless streak. In 1999 Glanville was 2nd in the National League with 204 hits and 8th in the National League in hitting with a .325 batting average. A student of labor history, Doug also served on the Executive Subcommittee of the Major League Baseball Players Association and as a player representative. As a guest Op-Ed writer for The New York Times, Glanville has a recent piece that speaks to the culture of sports, addressing the culture of performance that leads to some players abusing steroids, and how maybe a healthy amount of fear could be a solution. He speaks on “Doing It Afraid”, a lesson he learned from reigning National League MVP Jimmy Rollins, back when Jimmy was just a rookie and Doug was the veteran ball player. In his talks, Glanville shows how a healthy amount of fear can lead to great results, to people pushing themselves to the brink of their capabilities and finding depths of strength and talent they never knew existed. Further showing how much Glanville values his academic side, he has put his Penn engineering degree to good use by founding GK Alliance, LLC, a green-friendly real estate development company specializing in residential building in the western suburbs of Chicago.
Illinois Classical Conference 71st Annual Meeting – October 10-12
The Classics department will host the 71st annual meeting of the Illinois Classical Conference (ICC) this coming weekend, October 10-12. For the first time in the history of the organization the meeting this year will be held in conjunction with the Iowa Association of Classicists (AMICI), an outgrowth of Augustana’s proximity to Iowa and our department’s consequent association with both states. All events on Saturday will be held in Old Main; we expect around 65-70 elementary, secondary, college, and university teachers to attend. Professor emeritus Tom Banks and professor emerita Jane Borelli (Jane is also a president emerita of the ICC) of the classics department will be attending and both will present papers on Saturday. Emil Kramer, currently vice-president of the ICC, will become president for the coming two years.
Local Culture Web Journal
This week marks the launching of Local Culture, a new web journal by and for undergraduates interested in sustainability. The web page was designed gratis by Mark Hurty; the Editor-in-Chief is senior Aaron Schroeder. The staff of Local Culture hope to make this a national journal and eventually, as funds become available, offer a print version of it. There are two news stories up already, one on the partnership between Augustana Dining Services and Wesley Acres Produce, and the other on the Local Culture “eco-house” project from last year. http://localculture.augustana.edu/
Five-Week Classes Needed
The Retention Committee has identified a need for five-week classes following the winter break. Academic Affairs will pay a stipend of $500 for up to four faculty willing to rework a 10-week course into a 5-week session for this coming winter term. Please discuss your interest with your department chair and Jeff Abernathy.