This Week

Monday, December 8

4:00 PM - LS 102 Meeting
Founders Basement Lounge

7:30 - 9:00 PM - Community Lecture "Diatribe, the Culture War, and Civil Discourse"
Science 102
Dr. Stephen Klien

Tuesday, December 9

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Walk-In Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Dr. Anette Ejsing, Religion Dept.
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall

Wednesday, December 10

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Weekly Bible Study
Bias from the Bottom: An authentic way to read the Bible
Chicago Room, College Center
Led by Pastor Priggie, College Chaplain
Bring your lunch if you wish, and a Bible

3:45 - 5:00 PM - Teaching Circle
Wilson Center

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

Thursday, December 11

No Convocation This Week

10:30 AM - Teaching Circle

Old Main 128 

11:30 AM - Values of Augustana "Community, Conversation, and the Business of a College"
Don Erickson, English Department
Library, South End

5:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department and Program Chairs
Wilson Center

6:00 PM - Kwanzaa Dinner Celebration
College Center Loft
Everyone is invited.

Friday, December 12

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations - CIEE Faculty Development Seminar Report
Wilson Center
3:30 Refreshments
Vicki Sommer, S.A. Fenwick, Jason Koontz

Saturday, December 13

8:00 PM - A Celebration of Christmas
Centennial Hall
Messiah
Soloists:
Michelle Arezaga, soprano
Stacy Eckert, mezzo soprano
Brad Diamond, tenor
Phil Kraus, baritone
Tickets available through the Augustana Ticket Office 309.794.7306
$16 and $13 tickets, discount for Christmas package

Sunday, December 14

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

2:00 PM - A Celebration of Christmas
Centennial Hall
Messiah
Soloists:
Michelle Arezaga, soprano
Stacy Eckert, mezzo soprano
Brad Diamond, tenor
Phil Kraus, baritone
Tickets available through the Augustana Ticket Office 309.794.7306

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

Volume 6, Issue 14 - December 8, 2008

Center for Vocational Reflection (CVR)

Values of Augustana
"Community, Conversation, and the Business of a College"
Don Erickson, English Department
Thursday, December 11, 2008
South End of Library
11:30 a.m.


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.

LSTC Admissions Rep on Campus

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

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

Each year, up to twenty-four participants are selected from around the country for this eleven-month program. They assemble in Washington, D.C. in September for a comprehensive two-day orientation and training, where they explore the reality of hunger and poverty in the U.S. and the various approaches to social and systemic change.

Fellows are placed for five months with urban and rural community-based organizations involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as grassroots organizing groups, food banks, local advocacy groups, economic development agencies, and faith-based organizations. Each host organization identifies specific goals and outcomes for the Fellows and provides the supervision and resources necessary to accomplish them.

In mid-February, the Fellows regroup in Washington, D.C. to process and evaluate their field experiences and participate in extensive policy training to learn about national anti-hunger and anti-poverty policy work.

BENEFITS: $14,500 annual living allowance, health insurance, travel expenses, housing during field placement, $3,500 end-of-service award, $3,500 housing stipend in D.C., relocation stipend, connection to an extensive community of Hunger Fellows and network of alumni, partners, and experts, experience with community and policy leaders, training/mentoring/leadership development, experience in project management.    DEADLINE:  JANUARY 22, 2009.      www.hungercenter.org

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.