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

This Week's Message

As the date of the last senate meeting for this academic year approaches, I want to thank the faculty for giving me the opportunity to represent them this year. I have appreciated getting to serve the campus in this capacity. It was a very time consuming commitment, and for me, a very challenging one. I am not one who gravitates toward administrative positions, so I never would have sought out this position. However, I learned a great deal in working with the faculty, administration, and trustees. I know so much more than I knew this time last year about how the college works, what is important to each of the constituencies, and how the constituencies work together.

To say that I am impressed by the collective work that all of us do on behalf of our students would be an understatement. Your passion and dedication have inspired me to do more and do better.

I look forward to continuing to help shape faculty governance in the area of committee structure this year and next, because it ultimately will involve us looking at issues of workload. All of us serve on committees. I look forward to all of us thinking seriously about how we can craft the time we spend on those committees to be more meaningful and productive. I honestly believe that if we work together, we will improve how we govern ourselves, how we're represented, and how we spend our time at Augie.

Throughout this school year, you showed up to share your opinions and to listen to those of your colleagues-thank you. Given the current economic situation and the economic forecast, we will need to continue to show up and express ourselves with the civility and collegiality that we've shown this year. Thank you again!

Respectfully,

Kathy Jakielski
Chair, Faculty Senate