This Week's Message
Expanded Opportunities for Summer Learning at Augustana
In addition to an increased number of course offerings in our traditional summer school, in the summer of 2010 we have expanded programs for high school students and for our incoming first-year students. If you would like to offer an additional class for any of these programs in the summer of 2011, please contact me...I would love to talk with you and develop our programs even more!
Augustana Summer Academy - Enrichment programs for students who will be in high school during the 2010-11 school year
In late June of 2010, Augustana will open its campus to create a community of high school scholars. Students from around the country will converge to participate in intellectually engaging programs. This is a residential experience. Therefore, during the day students will be involved in hands-on, experiential learning in one of dozen subjects. At night they will all stay together in Swanson Hall. This way, each evening the students from all the various programs will join together for an assortment of fun activities. Through the Augustana Summer Academy will hope to create a village of intellectually curious students who want to push their academic knowledge to a higher level... and have fun!
The two pilot programs for the Augustana Summer Academy in the summer of 2009 were the Mid-River Writers Workshop (taught by Kelly Daniels & Rebecca Wee) and the Human Cadaver Gross Anatomy which I conducted. Due to the success of these programs, both as learning experiences and in igniting student interest in Augustana as a potential college, we have expanded the offerings to 12 programs! These non-credit bearing courses range from one to twelve days. They are:
Advertising Campaign: Secrets to Success and Lessons from Failures Nadia Novotorova
CSI: Augustana Mary Ellen Biggin, Patrick Crawford, Greg Domski
Human Cadaver Gross Anatomy Darrin Good
Native Americans in History and Film Stephen Warren
Pestilence & Plagues, Purulence & Poxes: Case Studies in Public Health Dara Wegman-Geedey
River Seek: Mississippi River Exploration and Investigation Kevin Geedey, Reuben Heine
Summer Shakespearience Jeff Coussens, John Pfautz
The Mid-River Writers Workshop Kelly Daniels, Rebecca Wee
Windsounds Summer Workshop (flute, clarinet, bassoon) Susan Bawden, Susan Schwaegler, Janet Stodd
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August Experiences - For Augustana's first-year students entering fall 2010
In an effort to build on the enormous success of the Geology Department's course in Wyoming, we are adding more credit-bearing, experiential classes. These will be offered to incoming first year students just prior to fall term. Last summer, Jan Keessen used Geology's model and led seven students on an engaging program to Missoula, Montana in her literature course. Jeff Strasser and Mike Wolf have suggested for years that their program could be mimicked by faculty members in other disciplines. We will be testing the Strasser-Wolf hypothesis in 2010 by increasing our sample size! The four programs being offered are:
Grand Teton History Field School Lendol Calder
Physical Geology of the Rocky Mountains Mike Wolf and Jeff Strasser
Literature of the Mississippi River David Crowe
Introduction to Speech Language-Pathology Allison Haskill
As stated on our website, "In August of 2010, a select few of the students in Augie's Class of 2014 will be able to begin studies early! These four unique courses are going to be small, personal and oh so hands-on! This is a fabulous chance to become deeply engaged in one subject, with a passionate professor, and a few of your future friends and classmates. This three-week program will undoubtedly be one of the pivotal experiences during your four years at Augustana."
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Traditional Summer Courses - We have increased the number of classes being offer to almost 80! These are not limited to continuing students from Augustana. Rather, students from other colleges and non-degree seeking students may also take them. Most will be taught on campus from May 31 to June 25. Though a few will be offered outside of those dates either on-campus or off, including our international programs. In an effort to increase the success of these courses, we have increased our marketing efforts and have encouraged individual faculty to advertise their courses directly to the most likely source of students for their particular course.
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Please contact me with any questions you may have regarding any of these programs. Also, do not hesitate to talk to me if you have an idea for a course to add for the summer of 2011. Taddy Kalas and I have already talked briefly about an enrichment program on French culture and food...yum!
Director of Summer Academic Programming