Monday, November 29

7:00 PM - Nicaragua Medical Service Informational Meeting
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Tuesday, November 30

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

11:30 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Laura Mahn, Religion Department
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Food Reads: "Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen"
Thomas Tredway Library, Room 518

5:00 PM - Botswana Exchange Program Informational Meeting
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

6:00 PM - Lingnan Exchange Program Informational Meeting
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

7:00 PM - Spring Break in Guatemala Informational Meeting
Evald 18

Wednesday, December 1

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group
led by Pastor Priggie
Bring your lunch, if you wish, and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

1:30 PM - Augustana Endowment Society
The program will be Christmas music from Augustana Chamber Singers directed by Jon Hurty
Westerlin Residence Center Lounge

4:00 PM - Summer in Greece Informational Meeting
Olin 333

7:30 PM - Parisian Visual Culture in the Era of Thomas Edison
Dr. Hollis Clayson, a historian of 19th-century European art, will give a lecture, "Episodes of Parisian Visual Culture in the Era of Thomas Edison: Printmaking and Illumination Discourse." Reception following in the Augustana Art Museum in Centennial Hall
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

Thursday, December 2

10:30 - 11:30 AM - IDEA SRI Training Session
RSVP to Jon Clauss
Olin 202

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Natural Science Division Meeting
Science 102

11:30 - 12:30 - Faculty Senate Meeting
Hanson Hall of Science 102

3:30 - 4:30 PM - After Hours Poetry & Prose
Thomas Tredway Library, Room 518

4:00 - 5:00 PM - A Sesquicentennial Christmas
Thomas Tredway Library, 2nd floor, South

4:30 PM - Study in London Informational Meeting
Olin Auditorium

Friday, December 3

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations:  "Immersion Term 2010: Out of our minds, up to our necks, or over our heads?"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Christmas at Augustana
Hymns, carols and songs, featuring choirs, brass, orchestra and organ. Ensembles include the Augustana Choir, Augustana Brass Ensemble, Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Cantilena Augustana, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble and the Wennergerg Men's Chorus.
Order tickets online at www.augustana.edu/tickets or by phone at 309.794.7306. $20 for Adults, $10 for children and students, $15 for seniors.
Centennial Hall

Saturday, December 4

2:00 PM - Season of Light Planetarium Show
Admission is free, but reservations are requested 309.794.7327. The program is not recommended for children ages 7 and under. Doors will open 15 minutes before the program. Late-comers will not be admitted.
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory

4:00 PM - Christmas at Augustana
Hymns, carols and songs, featuring choirs, brass, orchestra and organ. Ensembles include the Augustana Choir, Augustana Brass Ensemble, Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Cantilena Augustana, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble and the Wennergerg Men's Chorus.
Order tickets online at www.augustana.edu/tickets or by phone at 309.794.7306. $20 for Adults, $10 for children and students, $15 for seniors.
Centennial Hall

Sunday, December 5

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra Concert
Centennial Hall

2:00 PM - Season of Light Planetarium Show
Admission is free, but reservations are requested, 309.794.7327. The program is not recommended for children ages 7 and under. Doors will open 15 minutes before the program. Late-comers will not be admitted.
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory

5:00 pm - Study in Vietnam Informational Meeting
Hanson Hall of Science 102

 

 

Volume 8, Issue 14 - November 29, 2010

Announcements

A SESQUICENTENNIAL CHRISTMAS
December 2, 2010
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Library, 2nd Floor South

Celebrate Swedish Christmas traditionas and the close of the College's 150th year with cookies and hot cider, Swedish Christmas music, a visit from Santa Lucia and the Jultomte, and displays about Swedish Christmas traditions at Augustana.


  

FACULTY FORUM ON FACULTY HANDBOOK
Thursday, December 9, 2010
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Evald 113


FRIDAY CONVERSATIONS


December 3, 2010
"Immersion Term 2010: Out of our minds, up to our necks, or over our heads?
Featuring Kevin Geedey, Reuben Heine, Ian Harrington, Heidi Storl
4:00 - 5:00 PM
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

* * *

December 10, 2010
"Special Collections at the Thomas Tredway Library"
4:00 - 5:00 PM
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Over the past several years, Special Collections has worked with classes from English, history, art history, religion, French, geography, anthropology, Scandinavian Studies, and the LS sequence. Almost 30 classes per year use Special Collections, and 350 students visited Special Collections during the 2010 fall term. Come learn how Special Collections might be useful to your classes or Senior Inquiry projects, and bring questions and ideas. Presenters include Meg Gillette, Jane Simonsen, Sarah Horowitz and Jamie Nelson.


 

MIDWEST FACULTY SEMINAR
"Happiness"
January 13-15, 2011

Registration for the second of this year's Midwest Faculty Seminars is due on January 7. If you are interested in participating, please contact Mary Koski for an MFS registration form and request Ellen Hay for a nomination. 

The United States' Declaration of Independence asserts that all men are "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." We all seem to understand the sentiment behind this statement, and yet any attempt to specify what exactly is meant by "happiness" reveals an inadequacy inherent to the description of such an intensely personal emotion. Such efforts have, nonetheless, been a primary concern of philosophical, religious, psychological and even, as the above example illustrates, of legal thought at least since classical Greece. This seminar will take a variety of approaches from across the academic spectrum to create a conversation that engages these and other related issues. How can scientific and quantitative methods help us to understand human happiness better? How do understandings and expectations of happiness differ across cultures? What role do governments have in defining, or even providing for, the happiness of citizens? How have conceptions of happiness changed over time?


PRESIDENTIAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS
DUE DECEMBER 15, 2010.
SEE "GRANTS"


REFORMATION PRINTING
Books and Pamphlets from Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library

This display includes materials printed during the period of the Protestant Reformation that began in 1517 with Martin Luther's posting of the 95 Theses, and ended over a century later with Protestantism as an established part of European life. Included are examples of early persuasive pamphlets, the Augusburg Confesion (from which Augustana College derives its name), and Reformation bindings. These materials will be on display on the second floor of the library until the end of Winter Term.


IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE...AN AUGUSTANA CHRISTMAS
Special Collections

Celebrations and traditions surrounding the Christmas season at Augustana have proven to be popular and long lasting. Many of Augustana's traditions are directly influenced by Augustana's Swedish heritage, such as the Sankta Lucia Festival, Tomtegubben, and the SmörÄ¡asbord, while others, such as the Handel Oratorio society, are simply a genuine expression of the joyous atmosphere of the holiday season. This exhibit aims to trace the formation and practice of five of Augustana's most popular Christmas traditions. Curated by Leslie Nellis '11, this exhibit will be on display in Special Collections until mid-January.


CONVOCATION:  CHAD PREGRACKE "MAKING A DIFFERENCE: HELPING TO CLEAN AMERICA'S RIVERS"
Thursday, December 9, 2010
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Chad Pregracke grew up near Hampton, Illinois on the Mississippi River. His experiences led to his vision to clean up the Mississippi and his organization, Living Lands and Waters. During his talk, he will take the audience out on one of the world's greatest rivers--a journey filled with endless challenges and gripping adventures. His tale embodies the importance of setting goals (one river and one piece of garbage at a time) and illustrates how determination, hard work and persistence pay off.


ALL FACULTY MEETING
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

 


DIVISION MEETINGS

Fine & Performing Arts 12-9-10 11:30-12:30 Bergendoff 12
Language & Literature DONE

Natural Science

12-2-10 10:30-11:30 Science 102
Hist, Phil & Religion 12-9-10 10:30-11:30 Old Main 332
Business & Education 12-9-10 10:30-11:30 Evald 212
Social Sciences 12-9-10 10:30-11:30 Old Main 122

 

 


Fine & Performing Arts

Bergendoff 12

Language and Literature

Old Main 125

Natural Science

Hanson Science 102

History, Philosophy and Religion

Old Main 332

Business and Education

Evald 212

Social Sciences

Old Main 122