Monday, January 31

Registration for Spring Term Classes for First-Year Students

Deadline to contact Margi Rogal if you have souvenirs from Japan for library display

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LSFY 103 Faculty Meeting
Evald 113

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Sabbatical/PTPL Report Presentations by Chris Whitt "Exploring Inequality" and John Delaney "Expanding Job Opportunities for Students in a Tough Economy"
Wilson Center

Tuesday, February 1

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection: Larry Peterson, Campus Ministries Music Director
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

5:00 PM - Deadline to RSVP to Mary Koski for the Reacting to the Past Workshop (see Announcements)

6:30 PM - Extreme Winter Weather: An Exploration of Ice Ages & Climate Patterns with Jeff Strasser
For more information click HERE
Black Hawk State Historic Site, Watch Tower Lodge, 15th Street & 45th Avenue, Rock Island, IL

Wednesday, February 2

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC Conference Room, 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 - Hispanic Film Festival: Alamar
Not rated. In Spanish with English subtitles, free of charge
102 Hanson Hall of Science

8:00 PM - Heywire improv
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, February 3

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation/Workshop with the American Shakespeare Center: "As You Like It"
Centennial Hall

11:30 - 12:30 - LunchBytes
Tredway Library, 2nd floor north

4:30 PM - Tea Hour Series Lecture: "Adventures of a Female Paleontologist in Niger" presented by Allison Beck
Thomas Tredway Library, 2nd floor south

7:00 PM - French Film Festival: The Class
Rated PG. In French with English subtitles, free of charge
304 Hanson Hall of Science

8:00 PM - "As You Like It" performed by The American Shakespeare Center
Tickets are $8
Centennial Hall

Friday, February 4

3:30 - 5:00 PM - Reception Honoring Lendol Calder, Illinois Professor of the Year
Board Room, College Center, 2nd floor

7:00 PM - Honors Scholarship Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - Metamorphoses
Originally performed by Chicago's famous Lookingglass Theatre Company, "Metamorphoses" is a contemporary retelling of Ovid's classic tale." General admission: $11 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (full-time, any school), children, faculty/staff; $7 for students required to attend for class (faculty member must supply class roster in advance)
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert
Centennial Hall

Saturday, February 5

4:00 PM - Augustana Four Choirs Concert
Cantilena Augustana, Wennerberg Men's Chorus, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble, and Ascension Singers
Centennial Hall

5:00 PM - International Food Festival
College Center Dining Room

7:30 PM - Metamorphoses
Originally performed by Chicago's famous Lookingglass Theatre Company, "Metamorphoses" is a contemporary retelling of Ovid's classic tale." General admission: $11 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (full-time, any school), children, faculty/staff; $7 for students required to attend for class (faculty member must supply class roster in advance)
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Building

8:00 PM - Shannelle Gabriel - Spoken Word
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, February 6

1:30 PM - Metamorphoses
Originally performed by Chicago's famous Lookingglass Theatre Company, "Metamorphoses" is a contemporary retelling of Ovid's classic tale." General admission: $11 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (full-time, any school), children, faculty/staff; $7 for students required to attend for class (faculty member must supply class roster in advance)
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Building

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra with Handel Oratorio Society
Centennial Hall

 

Volume 8, Issue 20 - January 31, 2011

ACTL

Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

There are two new studies that I have recently become aware of that I wanted to share with you, both concerning "testing," that have been reported on in the popular press. 

First, as reported at PhysOrg.com, a recent study published in Science has found that writing about the stress and fear a student feels at the beginning of a test has been shown to have dramatic effects on their performance during the test. 

From a different perspective, testing has also been shown to be a superior method for retention, as reported recently in a New York Times article.

Take a look at the reports and, if you're as intrigued as I was by them, the studies they report on. I'd love to hear your reaction!

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning