Please join the Tea-Hour Series
Sarah Horowitz, Augustana Library Special Collections
"Early Illustrated Editions of Pride and Prejudice"
December 9th at 4:00 PM
Old Main 128
While Jane Austen was a reasonably popular author during her lifetime, it was only during the late 1800s that she became "Jane Austen," a grand dame of British novels, a cultural icon, a writer of tidy miniature dramas played out on bits of ivory. The Austen revival was greatly influenced by the emergence of illustrated editions of Austen's works in the 1890s. This talk will discuss four early illustrated editions of Austen's most popular novel, Pride and Prejudice, from the years 1894, 1895, 1898, and 1908. These illustrations not only led to a resurgence in Austen's popularity, they also aligned Austen's novels with a nostalgic sentiment for a pre-industrial, rural, conservative Britain, de-emphasized Elizabeth's point of view, and in the process stripped much of the original subversive nature and commentary from Austen's text. Sponsored by the Women's & Gender Studies.
Convocation: December 10, 2009
What can we learn from Iran Today?
presented by Cyrus Zargar
Cyrus Ali Zargar, assistant professor of Religion at Augustana, specializes in Islamic Studies. His research interests include Sufi literature and the history of Islamic mysticism. He has published and given presentations on topics relating to Sufi poetics, aesthetics and mysticism, and the development of mystical thought in Safavid Iran. This talk examines contemporary Iranian society, under the presumption that we meet other cultures and civilizations not to learn about them, but rather to learn from them. The art, poetry, customs, and even problems of today's Iran provide us with a window of inquiry in which we learn about others and a mirror of comparison in which we view and come to understand ourselves.
Presidential Research Fellowship
Eligibility: All tenure-track and tenured faculty
Deadline: December 15
Notification: January 15; funding dispersed July and August
Presidential Research Fellowships are intended to support faculty research, scholarship and artistic work at Augustana. The fellowships will pay up to $4,000 for a faculty research project to be undertaken in the summer. Up to $750 is available for travel and expenses. The proposal should constitute a new area of research, a new area of an existing research agenda, or support for substantial, ongoing work. Proposals are invited in any of the four areas of scholarship: discovery, teaching, integration and application (outlined by Ernest Boyer in Scholarship Reconsidered); artistic work and scholarship on teaching and learning can be supported by PRF funds as well. Proposals are competitive and will be reviewed and ranked by an off-campus evaluator. Priority will be given to faculty who were not awarded a Presidential Research Fellowships in the previous year. Faculty members who have summer research funding as part of their contracts in a given year are not eligible for Presidential Research Fellowships in that year. PRF funds are available only to tenured or tenure-track faculty.
Submission to a peer-reviewed journal-or the equivalent for an artistic project-is normally expected within a year (in disciplines where such a deadline is inappropriate, please include a date for submission in the proposal). A report on the research, a copy of the letter of submission, and a copy of the paper will be due on the same date. Publication or acceptance by the following year will result in an additional $1,000 stipend.
Submit proposals to Mary Koski in Academic Affairs.
Responsibilities of the Grantee
- Presidential Research Fellows will be expected to do a substantial portion of the search on campus through the summer of the award, unless the research calls them away from the area.
- Presidential Research Fellows will not be eligible for summer teaching other than travel courses lasting no more than two weeks.
- A report on the research, a copy of the letter of submission, and a copy of the paper will be due to the Dean of the College a year of award notification.
- Acknowledgement of Augustana financial assistance in products produced from work.
Division Meetings for Winter Term
Thursday, January 21, 2010
10:30 - 11:30 AM
All meetings will take place in the following rooms:
- Fine and Performing Arts
- Language and Literature
Old Main 124
- Natural Science
Science Building 102
- History, Philosophy and Religion
Old Main 332
- Business and Education
Carlsson Evald 212
- Social Sciences
Old Main 122
Holiday Planetarium Show
December 5 - 17, 2009
Weekday evenings at 7 PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM
The John Deere Planetarium will be presenting its annual holiday program on December 5 through 17, 2009. The planetarium show "Season of Light" will be offered weekday evenings at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Admissions is free, but reservations are requested and the program is not recommended for children ages seven and under. "Season of Light" is a multimedia planetarium show that uses the planetarium sky projector, astronomical images, music and narration, all projected onto a 30-foot dome to tell the story of how our holiday traditions are connected to the sky above. December is the darkest month of the year and people all over the world have held festivals, lit candles and tried to bring light to the darkness of the winter sky. The show also explains the seasons, the winter constellations and speculates about the Star of Bethlehem, all narrated by the distinctive voice of National Public Radio's Noah Adams. Each presentation begins with brief introductory remarks, and is followed by a question-and-answer period. Planetarium Director, Lee Carkner, and Director Emeritus Mel Peterson, will be leading the shows. Just outside the planetarium, full-color images from the Hubble Space Telescope and a quarter ton piece of the Canyon Diablo meteorite will be displayed with interpretive information in the Getz-Rogers Gallery. In addision, Fryxell Geology Museum will be open for visitors weeknights from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday afternoons 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
6:00 PM ~ Centennial Hall
Augustana College and the Dr. King Celebrarion Committee invite members of the Quad Cities community to join us for our annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as we celebrate the legacy of this great leader through powerful speakers, music and dance. Special performers will include The Westbrook Singers, Augustana's Ascension Singers, Friends, the Community Gospel Chorus and the Quad City Praise Dancers. The celebrarion will conclude with a resounding massed choir selection.