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

Faculty News

On April 4, Kim Hedlin, sophomore Augustana student, gave a paper at the regional American Academy of Religion conference (Chicago) entitled, "Faith in Uncertainty: Living a Deconstructionist's Faith." Hedlin wrote an earlier version of the paper for an LC course (Fall, 2008) taught by Mike Augspurger (English) and Jason Mahn (Religion). In it, she applies the deconstructive theology of Lois Mackey to interpret Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose. She extensively revised the paper and submitted a proposal for the conference with Mahn's encouragement. At the conference, Kim won best paper among eight undergraduate presenters, bringing home a cash prize.

Dr. John Delaney (Accounting Department) and Mr. Jeffrey Coussens (Theatre Department) are co-authors (with Martin Coe of Western Illinois University) of a fraud case accepted for publication in the May/June edition of Fraud Magazine. The title of the case is "Something's Fishy at Jones Company - from Investigation to Confession." Dr. Delaney and Mr. Coussens will be presenting the case at the 3rd Annual Fraud and Forensic Accounting Education Conference May 28-30 in Atlanta, Georgia. The case leads the student through a fraud investigation, including guidance on how to conduct an interview and an interrogation. The case materials include a professionally-produced video directed by Mr. Coussens and starring local stage performers. The actors include Dr. Melissa McBain (Education Department) portraying the role of the lead investigator on the case.

Designed for the classroom or a seminar, an intrepid seasoned internal audit manager and an inexperienced but willing staff auditor investigate suspicious financial activity at Jones Company. Their discoveries reveal their hunch was right, and they are able to stop the fraud. This case can be used in a classroom or simar setting to:

Margaret Farrar's article "Home/Sick: Memory, Place, and Loss" has been accepted for publication in the journal Theory & Event in a political theory symposium titled "Theory in the City."

Dora Malech's poem "Let the Record Show" is featured this month in New Yorker magazine:
http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/poetry/2009/04/27/090427po_poem_malech

Lisa Seidlitz received a grant from the Goethe Institut for a summer course for German teachers. Her week-long course on the film in Berlin deals with the history of the film industry in Berlin and includes discussion of teaching film in language classes. The grant covers instructional costs and housing and includes travel and food allowances. The Goethe Institut promotes the learning and teaching of German language and culture worldwide. Lisa's husband Nick also received a grant for a course in Cologne, so the entire family, including baby Olivia, will spend about a month in Germany this summer.

Rebecca Wee's poem "Prayer" is featured this month in Narrative Magazine:
http://narrativemagazine.com/issues/poems-week-2008-2009/prayer

Dan Corts coauthored a paper (Using the Science Times to Assess Scientific Literacy) presented at the Western Psychological Association in Portland Oregon last week.