This Week

Monday, December 1

4:00 PM - LSFY 103 meeting
Olin 302

5:00 - 6:30 PM - Freistat Summer Language Fellows Presentations
Great Hall, Evald Carlsson building

Tuesday, December 2

11:30 - 12:30 - LunchBytes
Library, PBK Room
"Electronic Portfolios at Augustana"

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Barbara Gottechalk
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall

6:00 PM - Working with Faith Potluck
Founders Hall Basement Lounge
Bring a dish to share. Main dish provided by CVR

Wednesday, December 3

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


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

Thursday, December 4

10:30 AM - Convocation
Centennial Hall
Bobbie Gottschalk, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar
"Out Beyond Ideas"

11:30 - 12:30 - Faculty Senate Meeting
Science 102

4:30 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Wilson Center
For more information contact Molly Todd or Jason Mahn

7:30 - 9:00 PM - Center for the Study of Ethics Community Lecture
"Toward a Balanced Approach to Peace in the Middle East: Some Untold Stories"
Allan Ross, Exec. Dir. of Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities
Science 102
There will be a reception following the lecture, sponsored by the alumni association

Friday, December 5

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center
Sabbatical Reports
Margaret Farrar - "The Geography of Memory: Amnesia, Nostaglia, and the Politics of Place"
Steve Klien - "The Politics of the Big Mouth: Diatribe and the Rhetoric of the Culture Wars"

8:00 PM - A Celebration of Christmas
Centennial Hall
Featuring the Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Augustana Brass Ensemble, Augustana Choir, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble, Collegiate Chorale and Augustana Women's Ensemble
Tickets available through the Augustana Ticket Office 309.794.7306
$16 and $13 tickets, $8 for students

Saturday, December 6

7:00 PM - Holiday Planitarium Show
John Deere Planetarium,
820 38th Street, Rock Island
Free admission/reservations
requested 309.794.7327
Not recommended for children <7 year old.

Sunday, December 7

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 13 - December 1, 2008

Center for Vocational Reflection

Working with Faith Potluck

How does faith impact our callings in daily life?
Tuesday, Dec. 2
6:00 PM
Founders Basement
Bring a dish to share!*

Join us as we share food, stories and ideas within the Augustana community of faith.

God calls each of us. How do we live out God's call daily? Martin Luther's understanding of vocation honored all of the different callings one might have in life, and recognized that a calling to be king or a servant, teacher or student, mother or father is equal to a calling to be a pastor or priest. Dig deep into the big question of who God calls you to be and how you live that out daily. Connect with students looking for examples of the many ways a faithful person can work in the world.

RSVP: ChristieAnderson@augustana.edu by Monday, Dec. 1.

Walk-ins also welcome.

*Utensils, drinks and fried chicken provided by the CVR


LSTC Admissions Rep on Campus

Join us in welcoming Joy McDonald Coltvet to campus on Tuesday, Dec. 9. Joy is the Director of Vocations and Recruitment at Lutheran Schoolof Theology at Chicago. You are invited to join us for an informational brunch from 10:30 - 11:20 in Founders Basement, or stop by Joy's table in Brew by the Slough from 12:00-3:00. If you plan to attend the brunch, please RSVP to Christie Anderson. Encourage interested students to connect with Joy as well!


Values of Augustana

"Community, Conversation, and the Business of a College"
Don Erickson, English Department
Thursday, December 11th
11:30 AM

YOU could be next!
If you would like a printed copy of the Values of Augustana talks from last year, drop a note to Bob Haak or Wes Keppy. We'll send it along.

WorldTeach - Volunteer Teaching Experiences: Summer & 10-12 Month


"WorldTeach provides opportunities for undergraduate volunteers to teach in developing countries, making a meaningful contribution to schools and communities that are in great need of teachers. Most volunteers teach English, and students range in age depending on the placement. In some countries, volunteers may also teach math, science, computer skills or HIV/AIDS awareness.

Volunteers work as full-time teachers, as employees of their host school or sponsoring institution in their placement country. Most volunteers live with a host family or on the school campus, and participate fully in the life of their host community. WorldTeach year programs are 10-12 months in length, and the summer programs are about two months in length. There are programs in a variety of countries around the world.  www.worldteach.org 2009 Summer World Teach Programs

Tara Bordenaro - CVR Winter Intern

The Center for Vocational Reflection welcomes Tara Bordenaro to the team! Tara is a senior here at Augustana and will be graduating in the spring with majors in Spanish and Business and a minor in Psychology. She is interning at the CVR and the Office of Student Activities this winter to learn more about college affairs. In fact, Tara loves college so much that she has decided to make a career out of it! After doing some reflecting, Tara recognized her vocational calling to help others can be expressed well while working with college students in a variety of settings and she looks forward to further exploring this path. Tara enjoys reading, traveling, meeting new people, and spending time with friends and family.