Monday, April 27, 2009

8:45 - 10:00 AM - Faculty Senate Steering Meeting
20 Evald Hall

5:30 - 7:00 PM - Rituals and Practices Workshop
Carlsson Evald Great Hall
Prior Reservations Required

7:00 PM - Geifman Lecture in Holocaust Studies - Ralph Troll, Augustana Professor Emeritus
Centennial Hall

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Jeff Trask '09
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall

8:00 PM - Student Recital
Various student musicians
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building
Free to the public

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

9:30 AM - Coffee and Conversations
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

3:45 - 5:15 - Teaching Circle
Wilson Center

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study "Jesus and the
Kingdom of God"
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, April 30, 2009

All Day - 2nd National Poem in Your Pocket Day
College Center
See Announcements for more information

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

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Teaching Circle

Old Main 128

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - Full Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

Friday, May 1, 2009

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Reflection Roundtable
Wilson Center
See CVR page for more information

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Walk-in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

Saturday, May 2, 2009

4:00 PM - Student Recital - Beth Trudell, flute
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
Free to the public

8:00 PM - Opera @ Augustana - Puccini's Sister Angelica
plus select opera & music theatre pieces
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
Free to the public

8:30 - 10:00 PM - John Deere Planetarium Celebrates 40th Anniversary
John Deere Planetarium, Carl Gamble Observatory, and Fryxell Geology Museum
820 38th Street

Sunday, May 3, 2009

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

2:00 PM - Opera @ Augustana - Puccini's Sister Angelica
plus select opera & music theatre pieces
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
Free to the public

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

Volume 6, Issue 28 - April 27, 2009

Center for Vocational Reflection (CVR)

Christie Anderson Goes to Chicago Christie Anderson

Christie Anderson, CVR Program Associate, announced her resignation last week.  Christie will be attending the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago beginning in Fall '09 to pursue a Masters of Divinity in hopes of being ordained as an ELCA pastor.   Christie notes that this exciting adventure comes with the counterpoint regret that this is her final year at Augustana. 

She says, "It has been a joy to serve as the Program Associate for the past three years. I have loved journeying with Augustana's students as they explore who they are called to be. It has been a pleasure to work with all of my colleagues at Augustana.  I am grateful for your support, encouragement and partnership along the way.  I would not be equipped or inspired to take this next step without Augustana and its people." 

Christie plans to conclude her career at Augustana sometime in mid-July.  A farewell reception will be scheduled in the near future.

coffee and conversation photoCoffee and Conversation

Join your colleagues again on Wednesday at 9:30 AM in Carlsson Evald Great Hall for weekly Coffee and Conversations. Talk to your colleagues. Enjoy a hot cup of Starbucks coffee ($1.50 for a 12 oz. cup of coffee, FREE for the first 10 people). Indulge in a sweet treat. Stop by as you are able. (There might even be some other surprises awaiting those who come!) We look forward to seeting you Wednesday.

Reflection Roundtable
Friday, May 1, 2009
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Wilson Center

After recent reflection workshops, it seems many of us have some desire to talk about reflection and how we can do it with our students, using each other as resources. The CVR invites you to join our Reflection Roundtable, reserved in the Wilson Center on Fridays of weeks 8, 9, and 10. Provide your own lunch, but enjoy dessert on the CVR. Join this open forum as your schedule permits.

Values of Augustana (mark your calendar!)

Jeff Abernathy
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
10:30 AM - Library South End

The last in the series? If you would like to present your ideas on what are (or should be) the values of Augustana. contact Bob Haak.