Monday, May 9

4:00 PM - Augie Reads Kick-Off
Evald Great Hall

8:00 PM - Heywire improv end of the year show
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Tuesday, May 10

10:30 AM - Senior Studio Art Exhibition Tour
Art Museum, Centennial Hall

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Christine & Kimberly Hedlin ' 11
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

4:00 PM - Book Launch Party
Ann Boaden's Light and Leaven: Women Who Shaped Augustana's First Century, and the library staff's Reflecting on the Past: 150 Years of Augustana Stories
Tredway Library, 2nd Floor South

6:00 PM - Finnish Pasties-Making Class
The American Scandinavian Assoc. at Augustana will sponsor a class in Finnish Pasties. Participants will learn how to make this hot pot pie-to-go in a pastry. Free admission.
First Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall Kitchen, 18th Ave. and 20th St., Rock Island, IL

Wednesday, May 11

10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group
led by Pastor Priggie, for faculty, staff and administrators
Bring your lunch, and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

7:00 PM - River Bandits vs. Lumberkings
Augustana head football coach Rob Cushman will throw out the first pitch.
Modern Woodman Park, Davenport, IA

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Combo Soiree
Free admission
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

Thursday, May 12

4:30 PM - After Hours
Tredway Library, Phi Beta Kappa Room

4:45 PM - Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Teaching
Tredway Library, 2nd Floor South

Friday, May 13

3:00 - 5:00 PM - End-of-Year Faculty Wine and Cheese Reception
Dahl President's Home

7:00 PM - The Magic Flute
Opera@Augustana will perform Mozart's classic opera "The Magic Flute" and will feature Augustana's Wennerberg Chorus
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, May 14

10:00 AM - Native Plant Sale
Hosted by the Quad Cities Natural Area Guardians. Plants will be available for butterfly/bird gardens, prairie gardens, rain gardens, shady areas and deer-resistant varieties.
Black Hawk State Historic Site, Maintenance Buidling, 1510 Black Hawk Road, Rock Island, IL

10:30 AM - Scandinavian Arts Fest
First Lutheran Church, 18th Ave. and 20th St., Rock Island, IL

4:00 PM - Augustana Combined Band Concert
Augustana's wind bands will join in concert for a final performance of the year.
Centennial Hall

7:00 PM - The Magic Flute
Opera@Augustana will perform Mozart's classic opera "The Magic Flute" and will feature Augustana's Wennerberg Chorus
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, May 15

Volume 8, Issue 30 - May 9, 2011

ACTL

Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

The faculty has now voted for a "load reduction within a trimester calendar." (Over 67% of those voting chose to retain trimesters; over 64% for the load reduction. In my time here those sure feel like landslides!) As always, big changes are afoot! Regardless of how you voted we will all now be asked to give serious consideration to our curricula and ways that we can best serve our students within a new framework.

Two other developments will be high on ACTL's priority list next year: the complete transition to the IDEA Student Rating of Instruction and the introduction of AugieFolio, a new learning eportfolio designed to help students document and manage their learning. With all these changes, we will do everything we can to provide resources and training to help individuals and departments take full advantage of the new opportunities that next year will bring.

It's certainly been an interesting year! I hope that it has also been a rewarding and fulfilling year for you, that you finish this year strong and that your future looks even brighter. 

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning