This Week

Monday, November 17

4:00 PM - LS 103 Meeting
Founders Hall Basement Lounge

5:30 - 7:00 PM - Interfaith Understanding Group
Founders Hall Basement Lounge

Tuesday, November 18

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections
Melissa Flowers, '09
Ascension Chapel, 2nd fl., Founders Hall

Wednesday, November 19

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

4:00 - 5:15 PM - ACTL Technology Sessions:
Moodle and RefWorks
3:45 PM - Reception

Olin 305 and 307

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

Thursday, November 20

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Walk-in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

10:30 - 11:20 AM - LS Convocation
Centennial Hall

11:30 - 12:20 - Faculty Forum
Olin Auditorium
General Education Topics

Friday, November 21

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Tom Mayer, Sabbatical Report - "Trying Galileo"
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - A Celebration of Christmas
Wallenberg Hall
Opera @ Augustana
Amahl and the Night Visitors; Gian Carlo Menotti
The Wise Women;
Conrad Susa
John Pfautz, Director
Tickets available @ Augustana Ticket Office 309.794.7306
$10 and $8 tickets, discount for Christmas package

Saturday, November 22

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - LC Workshop
Wilson Center
Please RSVP to Nancy Loitz

7:00 PM - A Celebration of Christmas
Wallenberg Hall
Opera @ Augustana
Amahl and the Night Visitors; Gian Carlo Menotti
The Wise Women;
Conrad Susa
John Pfautz, Director
Tickets available @ Augustana Ticket Office 309.794.7306
$10 and $8 tickets, discount for Christmas package

Sunday, November 23

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

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

7:00 PM - A Celebration of Christmas
Wallenberg Hall
Opera @ Augustana
Amahl and the Night Visitors; Gian Carlo Menotti
The Wise Women;
Conrad Susa
John Pfautz, Director
Tickets available @ Augustana Ticket Office 309.794.7306
$10 and $8 tickets, discount for Christmas package

Volume 6, Issue 12 - November 17, 2008

Announcements

LS Convocation - November 20th
10:30 AM
Centennial Hall

The second term of the liberal studies sequence (LSFY 102) deals with the past, more specifically with how explorations of the past can deepen our understanding of the human condition. Members of the LSFY faculty will prepare us to engage with this general issue by presenting ideas and issues drawn from the ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and early modern period. We propose to place these ideas in temporal and cultural context by presenting them along with images and music drawn from these earlier periods. We intend to keep students alert and on point by sudden changes in audio and visual stimuli.

Office of Safety Announcement

The Office of Safety is offering informal, face-to-face meetings to any department with questions about health & safety at the College. The current "hot topic" is disaster planning, and in recent meetings discussion has included the following topics:

If your deparment wouldlike to discuss this too, or has something else requiring attention, please call me (Linda Roy (x7595) or my assistant Melinda (x6294) to schedule a meeting. We'd be happy to drop by.

Last week Ken Brill, Amy Mynaugh and 10 students attended the National Association of Campus Activities Mid-America Conference. At their closing conference banquet, Ken Brill received the NACA Hall of Fame Award. The Hall of Fame Award is selected by a confidential committee, so no one had a clue Ken would be the recipient. The Hall of Fame Award is described as follows:  "The Hall of Fame Award honors professional and associate members who have displayed exemplary service and the commitment of time and energy to both NACA Mid-America and the profession. Recipients have given outstanding service to the organization, have upheld professional standards showing integrity, and hold the esteem and appreciation of colleagues, students and peers."  Ken received a standing ovation, and for the rest of the night Ken was approached by students, performers, and student affairs professionals congratulating him. He is truly an icon in NACA.

In early October, Doug Tschopp attended the HighEdWeb conference with over 400 web communications professionals. This was his sixth year to serve as the conference program chair. Doug presented a half-day workshop on content development and research methods utilized to shape user-based websites. He also presented a session titled, "Card Sorting: Research That Every Web Developer Should Use" and moderated a panel session of web managers.  In recent years, student web developers have attended this professional conference with Doug and have had proposals accepted for presentations often. This year was no exception with Tim Shearouse, a senior at Augustana, presenting an update to his research on card sorting including a new computer-based sorting tool that he developed. Another interesting note is that an alum, Kyle Ford (2000), was a keynote speaker at the conference talking about social networks and their application in higher ed (Kyle and Doug co-presented at this conference in 1999 and won a Best-of-Track award during Kyle's senior year at Augustana).