Beyond Bergman: Modern Swedish Film
A Film Festival and Symposium
October 11-16, 2010
The Scandinavian Department and Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center would like to invite you to a film festival and symposium October 11-16. Five films will be shown Monday-Friday at 7:00 PM in Hanson Science 102, while the symposium will take place in Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The symposium will include several leading scholars of Swedish film and they will use the five films shown throughout the week as a starting point for a discussion of modern Swedish cinema. The movies are Swedish with English subtitles. Lunch will be offered for $10 at the symposium. The lunch will be served at the College Center loft. For further information about lunch registration and the symposium schedule, please visit http://www.augustana.edu/x19811.xml. Generous support for this event has been received from the Swedish Council of America in Minneapolis, MN, the American Scandinavian Foundation in New York, American Scandinavian Association at Augustana, and Augustana College. Hope to see you there!
Everlasting Moments (2008). Not rated
Monday, October 11 at 7:00 PM, Science 102
Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990). Not rated
Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00 PM, Science 102
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009). Rated R
Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00 PM, Science 102
Together (2000). Rated R
Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 PM, Science 102
Let the Right One In (2008). Rated R
Friday, October 15 at 7:00 PM, Science 102
2010-2011 Community Lecture Series
"The Mighty are Falling: Sexual Purity, National Security, and
Apocalyptic Anticipation in a Post-Christian America"
presented by Sara Moslener, Ph.D.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Evald Hall 17
Funded by the Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics as a way of expressing appreciation for for the support the College receives from the community, the Community Lecture Series is made available without charge to area schools, churches, libraries, civic groups ad other community organizations. Each participant has agreed to present his/her lecture up to four times to different groups and organizations. Participants do their own scheduling and should be contacted via e-mail or at the phone number listed below to arrange a presentation.
Lecturers and Presenters
Islamic Ethics, the Position of Women in the Quran, in the Contemporary Society in Bangladesh and in the Diaspora
Umme Al-Wazedi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, Augustana, 794-8873
Health Care: Business or Calling?
Lisa Brothers Arbisser, M.D., Eye Surgeons Associates and Member, Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics Community Advisory Committee
The Mighty are Falling: Sexual Purity, National Security, and Apocalyptic Anticipation in a Past-Christian America
Sara Moslener, Ph.D., Conrad J. Bergendofff Fellow in Religion, Augustana, 794-8515
Peggy Anderson '60 to Read in River Readings
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
Proud Augie alumna (centennial class) Peggy Anderson served in the newly formed Peace Corps from 1962-64, and was a journalist for The Washington Monthly and the Philadelphia Inquirer before retiring to write full time. Three books resulted, one of which, Nurse, is still in print after 32 years. Telling the story of a nurse in a big city hospital, Nurse was a bestseller for 30 weeks and was made into a CBS-TV year-long series starring Michael Learned and Robert Reed. Peggy is now writing a book about a hospice nurse. Please join us to welcome Peggy to the stage on October 14.
NEXT FACULTY FORUM ON FACULTY HANDBOOK
Thursday, October 21, 2010
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Hanson Science 102
Please refer to Moodle under Faculty/Staff Groups
Balanced Lives: Best Policies for the New Economy
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
October 20 - 22, 2010
Visit the Symposium Website: http://ppc.uiowa.edu/balancedlives
You are invited to register for an upcoming National Symposium titled: BALANCED LIVES: Best Policies for the New Economy. The Symposium will be at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, October 20-22. The program includes two free public lectures, a day-long session with panels of experts and a day of workshops to provide input into the National Academy of Sciences/State of the USA process of developing broader and more balanced indicators of productivity for the US economy.
Specifically, the Symposium will include:
1. A free public lecture (no registration necessary) Wednesday evening, October 20 by Chris Hoenig, President and CEO of The State of the USA, who under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences, is developing metrics for the productivity of the US economy (other than just GDP). 7:30 p.m., Shambaugh Auditorium, UI Main Library.
2. A day-long symposium on Thursday, October 21 at the IMU ballroom discussing the history and civic impacts of efforts aimed at creating work/life balance, as well as market-based and public policy options to improve such balance in sustainable communities. Speakers include:
- Chuck Collins - (Institute for Policy Studies)
- Stephen Bezruchka (U of Washington)
- John de Graaf (Take Back Your Time)
- Ben Hunnicutt (University of Iowa)
- Tim Kasser (Knox College)
- Jodie Levin-Epstein (CLASP)
- Patricia Kempthorne (TWIGA Foundation)
- Joe Robinson (Work to Live)
- Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (MomsRising)
3. A free public lecture (no registration necessary) Thursday evening, October 21 by Juliet Schor, noted author and sociologist, titled Leading the Plenitude Life: Work, Consumption and Ecology for the 21st Century. 7:30 p.m., first floor Main Lounge, Iowa Memorial Union (IMU).
4. A day of workshops on Friday at Old Brick designed to inform the State of the US/National Academy of Science effort regarding important concepts that should be included in the metrics about the productivity of the country and how best to promote these metrics. It includes a plenary lecture by Harry Boyte of the University of Minnesota.
The price of the Symposium has been kept very low to encourage attendance: $50/day, $75 for two days; senior (65+)/student rate $25/day, $40 for both days including lunch.
If you are interested in the issues of work/life balance, you will not want to miss this opportunity to both hear from experts as well as provide input into the development of new metrics for measuring the productivity of our country in a more broad and balanced way that better reflects the values that we believe are important to our future.
For more information and to register, go to:
Upcoming Sabbatical/Pre-Tenure Leave Presentations
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Scott Irelan: 30-45 minute talkback session immediately following the 1:30 PM theater performance of: Wrestling with Angels and Demons
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall
Scott will talk about the process of creating the piece and respond to any questions from those who stay after the performance.
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)
Monday, October 18, 2010
Alli Haskill: "Finishing What I Started: Explorations of Narratives, Curriculum-Based Language Intervention and Linguistic Self Analysis in Children and Young Adults with Language Impairments"
This sabbatical report will include descriptions of two studies and a clinical methods approach. In one study, oral narrative skills of children in two groups: autism spectrum disorder and expressive language impairment, were compared. In a second study, self evaluation of linguistic performance of adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder was analyzed to determine the impact of videotaped feedback. Finally, a clinical approach for incorporating multiple language goals in curriculum-based contexts will be discussed.
Are you on the job market this year?
Whatever the state of the academic job market in your field, it is obviously important for you to stand out from the pack. To help in that effort, we'd like to invite you to join your colleagues for an opportunity to hear from senior faculty who have served on hiring committees. We'll meet
Monday October, 18, 2010
- how to craft your application materials to help you stand out as a job candidate,
- how to read (between the lines of) job postings,
- how to write a memorable teaching statement that truly reflects your skills and commitment to the classroom,
- how to talk about service to the community in a meaningful way in application materials and job interviews as well as
- things to consider when negotiating a contract once you've received a job offer.
We hope this meeting will be the beginning of series of events to assist temporary Augustana faculty who are on the job market now or will be in the near future. Possibilities for other events include: mock interviews, cover letter writing, mock teaching demonstrations, and mock job talks.
Refreshments will be served. We hope you can join us!
AUGUSTANA TO HOST "REFORMING REFORMATION"
October 17-29, 2010
Augustana will host the conference "Reforming Reformation" on October 17-19, 2010, organized by Thomas F. Mayer (History). The object is to undertake a fundamental rethinking of all the possible meanings of the term reformation, concept and label. In order to stimulate such thought, the conferees will be divided into four vaguely "national" panels, emphasizing places that either did not have a "real" reformation or had an odd one. This will serve to put in perspective what far too many people still count as the only true reformation, the Protestant one especially in its Lutheran and Calvinist guises. Those four panels will treat Italy, England (emphasizing the Marian interlude since it has almost always been considered a bump on the way to seeing God's will done), the Empire and Spain. Needless to say, the conference will be strongly interdisciplinary, with participants from literature, art history, theology and history.
The conference will be spent mainly in discussion, rather than sitting through papers one after another. Participants will submit their talks at least a month in advance and they will then be circulated to all and sundry. They will also be posted on the Web in such a way that folk at Augustana can get access to them. Sessions will consist of ten-minute summaries followed by discussion and audience interventions. We want to involve students and members of the community as much as possible. The sessions will mix papers up geographically to see what extra comparative sparks that can strike. The conference will open with a plenary session on Sunday evening, mainly to introduce the participants and the themes. The working sessions will be spread through the day on Monday (various history faculty have generously given up their rooms and periods) before we end with one more plenary session, probably at 8:30 on Tuesday morning.
The participants have been urged to think as much as possible about big questions and broader implications. The final versions of their papers will go into a volume to be edited by Mayer and published in his series, "Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700," which will also include a ruminative essay based on the discussions.
List of participants
Daniel Bornstein (history), Washington University
Marcia Hall (art history), Temple University
Abigail Brundin (literature), St Catherine's College, University of Cambridge
Peter Marshall (history), University of Warwick, England
Anne Overell (history), The Open University, Leeds, England
III. The Empire
John Frymire (history), University of Missouri
Brad Gregory (history), University of Notre Dame
Ronald Thiemann (theology), Harvard Divinity School
LuAnn Homza (history), College of William and Mary
John Edwards (history), Queen's College, University of Oxford
Jodi Bilnikoff (history), UNC-Greensboro
Sponsored by the Office of the President, the Institute for Leadership and Service and the Center for the Study of the Christian Millennium, with the support of the Humanities Fund and the Department of History
Environmentalist Bill McKibben
October 18, 2010
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist, author and educator who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy and advocates for more localized economies. He will give this year's Ellwood F. Curtis Family Lectureship in Public Affairs.
In 2009, he led the global movement of 350.org, which coordinated 5,200 simultaneous demonstrations in 180 countires to raise awareness about climate crisis.
He has written numerous articles and many books including, The End of Nature, The Age of Missing Information, Hope, Human and Wild, Maybe One, Long Distance: A Year of Living Strenuously, Enough and Wandering Home. Perhaps is most well-known book is Deep Economy: the Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future.
Bill McKibben will lecture at the University of Iowa at 7 PM Oct. 13. He will also speak at a free community talk at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport at 4 PM Oct. 17. Visit billmckibben.com for more information.
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
Posters on the Hill Application Announcement
Nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than the words and stories of the student participants themselves. In the Spring of 2011 the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 15th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. This event will help members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact.
CUR is calling for students of member institutions to submit an abstract of their research that represents any of CUR's disciplinary divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences). In order to ensure proper review of applications, the above are the only disciplines that may apply. Should your research be inter-disciplinary, please select the division that most closely describes your research.
Abstract submissions will only be accepted by using an on-line submission form. Prior to submitting the form, students should gather the contact information for all co-authors, advisors and sponsors (if applicable), prepare a short vitae/resume, and poster abstract. A document listing the information required for submission can be found by visiting: http://www.cur.org/pdf/poh%20application%20information.pdf
For more information, and the link to submit an application, please visit: http://www.cur.org/pohcall.html Please note that CUR membership is required to submit an application. Either the student's home institution must have an institutional membership, or the faculty mentor or student must have an individual membership.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please be sure that both portions (the electronic application and the electronic recommendation letter) are submitted by November 15, 2010.
Please encourage your students to submit. This is a highly competitive program, which makes for a very exciting experience for the students and their faculty advisors alike.
For more information about the Posters on the Hill program, please visit http://www.cur.org/postersession.html
2010 Harry Nelson Lecture in Astronomy
Kepler Missions Search for Planets Around Other Stars: Finding Other Earths
Dr. Jason Steffen of the Fermi National Laboratory
Thursday, October 21, 2010
102 Hanson Hall of Science
Dr. Steffen will present the most recent results from NASA's Kepler mission. Launched in 2009, Kepler is the first instrument capable of finding Earth-like planets orbiting distant Sun-like stars. Kepler searches for planets by continuously monitoring 145,000 stars to detect the tell-tale dimming of the star that indicates that a planet has passed in front of it. Despite the fact that Kepler has only just begun its mission, its first results have already revolutionized the field of extrasolar planets.
The Nelson Lecture is named in honor of Dr. Harry Nelson, 1935 graduate of Augustana College, long-time Professor of Mathematics at Augustana, and first director of the John Deere Planitarium. This lecture series continues Dr. Nelson's legacy of sharing the wonders of the heavens with the Quad City community. Free and open to the public.
MIDWEST FACULTY SEMINAR PRESENTS
ADAM SMITH'S WEALTH OF NATIONS
October 21-23, 2010
Registration forms must be received by Noon on Friday, October 17, 2010. For a description of this seminar please click HERE. Registration form can be found HERE. If you are interested in attending, please contact Ellen Hay.
Beginning a Research Program in the Natural Sciences at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution
November 19-21, 2010
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Application Deadline: October 1, 2010
Starting a successful research program and doing scholarly work at a predominantly undergraduate institution poses unique challenges for a beginning faculty member. A goal of the institute is to give pre-tenured faculty the opportunity to learn from and discuss with experienced faculty how to establish and manage a research program with undergraduates. While at the institute, participants will also prepare plans for starting and/or advancing their individual research programs at their respective campuses. A range of topics will be covered during the institute, and the specific goals include ways to achieve career success in undergraduate research by learning how to:
- select undergraduate researchers
- mentor student researchers and develop and use their research skills
- time management - balancing teaching, research and service activities
- develop and select research projects appropriate for undergraduates
- adapt to an undergraduate research environment vs. that in graduate school
- link research to the classroom and
- develop grantsmanship skills related to gaining external and institutional research support.
For additional information about this Institute, or to register, please visit http://www.cur.org/institutes/newfaculty/html
COUNCIL OF INDEPENDENT COLLEGES
AMERICAN GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
This initiative is designed to promote and support doctoral study in the humanities by accomplished graduates of small and mid-sized private liberal arts colleges. Two fellowships, worth up to $50,000 each and renewable for a second year, will be awarded annually through 2011 in the fields of: History, Philosophy, Literature and Languages, and Fine Arts. American Graduate Fellows must be graduating seniors or recent graduates. Applicants must intend to enter a doctoral program in one of the eligible fields of study during the subsequent academic year. All applicants must be citizens of the United States. For more information and application forms, visit: www.cic.edu/americangrad. The deadline for recieving completed applications is October 15, 2010.