Monday, January 11

4:00 PM - Sabbatical Report:  Sangeetha Rayapati:
"Extreme Soprano Sports: The Story of One Singer, One Sabbatical and Many Projects"
Wilson Center

Tuesday, January 12

11:30 AM - Tuesday Reflections - Erin O'Leary
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

8:00 PM - Guest Artist Recital - Joel Brown, piano
Queenes Alman-William Byrd Aria and variations in the Italian Style-Bach Piano Variations-Copland Fantasie in C, Op. 17-Schumann Jeux d'eau-Ravel and probably an arrangement of a Chinese Folk Song-Silver Clouds Chasing the Moon
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, January 13

9:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Evald Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study "Life's meaning and purpose"
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

7:00 PM - 15th Annual Hispanic Film Festival:  "Valentin"
Science Building Auditorium
In Spanish with English subtitles. Free of charge

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

Thursday, January 14

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: President Steve Bahls and Dr. Tom Tredway: Founders Day Presentation
Centennial Hall

11:30 AM - Faculty Senate Meeting   Cancelled
Science Building 102

4:00 PM - Library Reception Celebrating Augustana's 150 Years!
Cake (in Augie shapes) and punch, book signing by Tom Tredway, announcement of winners of caption contest, and souvenier bookmarks.
Thomas Tredway Library

7:00 PM - French Film Festival:  Le Fils de l'épicier (The Grocer's Son)
Free and open to the public
Olin Auditorium 

Friday, January 15

All day - Sesquicentennial Displays
In honor of Augustana's sesquicentennial year, two collections on display through February: "You Can Take It With You: Augustana Mementos and Souvenirs" is on the second floor, and "True Blue and Gold: Memorabilia from Special Collections" can be seen in the Special Collections area
Free and open to the public
Thomas Tredway Library

4:00 - 5:00 PM Friday Conversations:  Balancing Teaching, Scholarship, and Service I: Using Your Leave Wisely
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Wilson Center

5:00 PM - Deadline for submitting Faculty Research Grant proposals
(see Announcements)

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Charles Schmidt, piano
Performing Charles Ives' Concord Sonata
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, January 16

6:00 PM - Dr. Martin Luther King Community Celebration
Special performers include: The Westbrook Singers, Augustana's Ascension Singers, Friends, the Community Gospel Chorus and the Quad City Praise Dancers
Centennial Hall

Sunday, January 17

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

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

 

Volume 8, Issue 16 - January 11, 2010

ACTL

Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

Welcome back to the second half of the 2009/10 academic year. I hope your break was a restful and rejuvenating one.

If you're like me, you have been thinking about ways to re-engage students after a three week hiatus. On that note, I thought I would share an article recently published in Inside Higher Ed with the provocative title of "In Praise of Grade Inflation." Of course that title piqued my interest, but I mention the article here because in it, the author refers to a new book titled Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink. Of course knowing how busy you are, let me recommend the shorter TED talk; food for thought for the last half of the 2009-10 academic year.

There are also two events coming up, sooner and later, that I want to make sure are on your calendar:

For the latter event, in order for us to plan for adequate resources for all participants, and to reserve your spot, please be sure to complete the following survey if you haven't already:

http://www.isalient.com/app/index.php?survey_code=75427f1f&login=1

Please let me know if you have any questions about either event.

Again, welcome back, and I hope you that your transition back into week 6 is a smooth one!

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning