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

Announcements

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
4:00 PM
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south

Please join us in celebrating not one but two hot-off-the press books about Augustana history-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. Salute the authors, buy a book (authors would love to sign your book!), and enjoy tea and cookies. We look forward to seeing you at our party! 


2011 AUGUSTANA COLLEGE SENIOR STUDIO ART STUDENT EXHIBITION

Eight graduating studio art students will have a portfolio of their work exhibited at the Augustana College Art Museum May 7-21, 2011 (closed for exams May 17-19). Slated to participate are: Anita Cook, Holly Gore, Anny Hasse, Gina Jarrell, Stephanie Sarb, Kelly Spreitzer, Cassie Trent and Audrey Waner. The exhibiting artists will discuss their art in the Augustana College Art Museum during a 50-minute walking tour program on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 10:30 AM. Art Museum hours are Noon to 4:00 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, contact (309) 794-7231 weekdays.


CELEBRATION OF FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP AND TEACHING
Thursday, May 12, 2011
4:45 - 6:00 PM
Tredway Library, 2nd Floor, South

All faculty should plan on attending this week's Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Teaching which will be held in conjunction with the Board meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 4:45 to 5:45 PM on the second floor of the Tredway Library.

The Trustees will be very interested in hearing more about your work. Please join us. Much thanks to Carla Tracy and her staff for organizing this event for us.


END-OF-YEAR FACULTY WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
(NO FRIDAY CONVERSATIONS THIS DAY)
Friday, May 13, 2011
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Dahl President's Home

Faculty are cordially invited to an end-of-year wine and cheese reception on Friday, May 13, 2011. Please join Steve and Jane for an opportunity to greet colleagues and unwind from another busy year on campus. There will be a brief presentation and discussion on faculty compensation with Mark Salisbury as well at approximately 3:30 PM. We hope to see you there!


PRESIDENT'S ANNUAL ALL-CAMPUS PICNIC
Friday, May 20, 2011
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOWER QUAD
(Rain location will be the College Center Dining Room)

All faculty and staff are invited to join the campus community for the spring President's Picnic on the lower quad. Join your colleagues for a Viking Barbecue extraordinaire. This will be a great opportunity to celebrate a successful academic year and share vacation plans before the summer begins.


SENIOR HONORS CONVOCATION
Saturday, May 21, 2011
12:00 PM
Centennial Hall

All faculty and staff are invited to the Senior Honors Convocation scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 12:00 PM in Centennial Hall. The ceremony recognizes academic honors for the senior class, special departmental honors, Phi Beta Kappa members, as well as other awards. All full-time faculty are invited to participate in academic regalia, but it is understood that conflicts may not allow you to be in the procession. Please mark your calendar and look for more details in your email box soon.


AUGUSTANA EXHIBITION AT FIGGE MUSEUM
March 19 - May 29, 2011

In celebration of Augustana's 150th anniversary, a rich and diverse historical overview of art works from the Augustana College art collection will be exhibited in "Celebrating Ideas: Bridging Communities with Liberal Arts through the AGES" at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport.

All Augustana faculty, staff, administration and students are admitted into the museum FREE until the end of May.



VOCATION OF A LUTHERAN COLLEGE CONFERENCE
"A Calling to Embrace Civility:
Lutheran Higher Education in the Public Arena"
August 1 - 3, 2011
Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

The 17th annual Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference will convene once again at Augsburg College in Minneapolis from Monday, August 1 - Wednesday, August 3. The conference will begin with dinner at 5 pm on August 1 and conclude by 1:30 pm on August 3. The theme of this year's conference is "A Calling to Embrace Civility: Lutheran Higher Education in the Public Arena." We will explore the many ways in which we engage the community and the various public roles we play in light of our vocation in higher education, addressing the perspectives of both administrators and faculty. We will also offer opportunities for participants to orient themselves to the idea of "the vocation of a Lutheran college" if they are new to this ongoing conversation.

The costs of this conference are paid by the ELCA and Augustana for up to five attendees. There is no cost to you.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Bob Haak (x 8614). 


 

PRESIDENT'S ANNUAL ALL-CAMPUS PICNIC
Friday, May 20, 2011
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Lower Quad
(Rain location will be the College Center Dining Room)

HONORS CONVOCATION
Saturday, May 21, 2011
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Centennial Hall

FACULTY RETREAT
Monday-Tuesday
August 15-16, 2011


COUNCIL ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
REGISTRY OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS

To facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates with research
experience desiring to pursue an advanced degree
with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research

The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The Registry is open to students and graduate schools in the fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Health Professions, History, Journalism and Communications, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/ Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.

Any undergraduate may go to https://www.cur.org/ugreg/reg1.asp to fill out a simple curriculum vitae form. There is no charge to the student or the student's institution and records will be made available to bona fide Graduate Schools that contract with CUR for this service. Organizations or companies seeking the students' information for other marketing purposes will not be granted access. Graduate School representatives may contact students to invite applications or visits to the campus and laboratory, or to share information about their research programs and financial support opportunities.

We hope that students who are currently in their junior year will register now, but anyone with undergraduate research experience may register at any time. You will be able to update your listing as appropriate, to include any summer research experience or information about Senior Theses and test scores.

CUR believes that this service will be a great benefit for both students and graduate schools by narrowing the search for the right match. So if you are interested in graduate school, please take a moment to register now. For more information or to login if you've already created a profile, please visit: http://www.cur.org/ugreg/


RIVERMONT COLLEGIATE
2011 Summer Adventures
June 20 - July 1st and July 18 - 30th

Rivermont summer school classes are open to public school children as well as Rivermont. Click HERE to see classes available.

IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE: