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

Announcements

AUGUSTANA LOVE STORIES
IN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
(first floor of Tredway Library) through mid-April

"Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?" - Christopher Marlowe

This thought-provoking question has enthralled young lovers at Augustana for decades. "Augustana Sweethearts" chronicles the love lives of three Augustana students: Netta Bartholomew Anderson, Lydia Olsson, and Ethel Pearson. During their years at the college, these young women overcame dull dates and overbearing suitors in order to find true love. This exhibit documents their struggles and successes through photographs, diary entries, and love letters. Come indulge in timeless tales of Augustana romance.

Curated by Rebecca Hopman '11 and Anna Pusateri '11 with assistance from Natalie Markovich '11.


CONVOCATION
American Shakespeare Center Workshop
Thursday, February 3, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Cenennial Hall

The American Shakespeare Center will offer a morning workshop and evening performance of As You Like It on Thursday, February 3, 2011 in Centennial Hall at 10:30 AM. During the free workshop, the internationally-acclaimed theater company will explore the text of As You Like It, a comedy about sibling rivalry, mistaken identities and mixed-up lovers. No reservations are needed to attend the workshop. Through examination of the text, the company explores gender ideals and stereotypes, pastoral and city life, and the foolish and fantastic choices we make when we fall in love.

The company will perform As You Like It at 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 3rd in a production featuring experienced actors, singers and musicians to delight Shakespeare enthusiasts of all ages. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased by calling 309-794-7306 or visiting www.augustana.edu/tickets.

The American Shakespeare Center has been performing Shakespeare's works for more than two decades in the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's indoor theater. The productions shatter the "fourth wall" between the actors and the audience by putting audience members on three sides and keeping the house lights on at all times - a setting just as it would have been in Shakespeare's day.


LunchBytes
Thursday, February 3, 3011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tredway Library, 2nd floor north


If Kindles, iPads, and Nooks sound like something from an episode of Star Trek, you're not alone. That is why ITS and the Tredway Library are teaming up to have a "Battle of the e-readers" session. We'll combine an impartial analysis with a hands-on look at the pros and cons of the various options. Pizza will be provided; please bring your own beverage.


FRIDAY CONVERSATIONS

February 4, 2011
Reception to Honor Illinois Professor of the Year, Dr. Lendol Calder
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Board Room, College Center

Please join us at a reception to honor Dr. Lendol Calder, 2010 Illinois Professor of the Year, named by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Hope to see you there.

February 11, 2011
NO FRIDAY CONVERSATIONS WEEK 10


 

9th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL
Saturday, February 5, 2011
5:00 - 7:00 PM
College Center Dining Room

Tickets are on sale now - click here. The attendance record was broke last year. Five hundred twenty-six members of Augustana and the Quad Cities community enjoyed this special celebration of international culture through cuisine. Join us for an all-you-can-eat buffet of dishes from all over the world. Tickets are $12.50; children under 4 are free, but they still need a ticket. Contact Jane Tiedge for more information.


REACTING TO THE PAST WORKSHOP
Tuesday and Wednesday, February 22-23, 2011
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
College Center Board Room

ATTENTION: ALL FACULTY: Come and be a part of the: Framing the French Constitution! David Ellis will be leading us through one of the "Reacting to the Past" games that he and other colleagues have incorporated into their LSFY courses. The annual summer workshops at Barnard College feature a variety of "moments in time" that can be used in teaching many different disciplines. This experience is designed to acquaint us with how the games are structured and the learning opportunities they present.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Mary Koski by February 2, 2011 so that materials can be ordered in a timely manner.


MAKING LEARNING VISIBLE
A One-Day Conference on Sharing Evidence of Student Learning
April 30, 2011
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

What do you do in your classes that promotes student learning? What practices have you integrated into your teaching and how do you know they are working? What evidence do you have that students are learning?

Augustana is hosting a one-day conference designed for college instructors in our area to share what is happening in their classrooms. It is an opportunity to meet with others interested in teaching and learning, and discuss what we do and how we evaluate our effectiveness. Plans for the day include a keynote speaker and several concurrent sessions. Registration will be approximately $50 per participant and will include snacks and lunch. A more detailed program and registration information will be sent in mid-March.

You are invited to present your work at this conference. For example, you might discuss a department initiative, a course that you developed, a class assignment that you tried, an evaluation strategy that you used, or a special learning opportunity that you offered. If you are interested in presenting, please contact Ellen Hay.


 MIDWEST FACULTY SEMINAR
"Migration: Displacement and Belonging"
February 24-26, 2011

The increasingly global economy makes the movement of people a more complex problem and an increasingly essential topic. As transportation, communication and commerce all become much easier and more fluid across national boundaries, the stakes and the nature of migration necessarily change. This seminar will consider both the forces causing movement (disasters, development projects, politics, economics) and the issues around settlement (community formation and exclusion, cultural and political citizenship). How does an ethnic or cultural community change as the population disperses, or as it is infused with new populations? How do migrant communities negotiate between traditional cultural identification and assimilation, and how can cultural identity be preserved in new and unfamiliar locations? Do governments have a role in preserving or protecting migrant cultures, or in encouraging assimilation? How can governments regulate immigration and migrant populations in a way that is humane as well as fair to both citizens and immigrants?

If you would like to consider attending this seminar, please contact Ellen Hay by February 14, 2011. The College's membership covers some registration and housing costs for the seminar for up to two faculty. If approved by the Dean, complete the registration form, save it as "MFS.Migration" and attach it to an email to mfs@college.uchicago.edu by noon on February 18, 2011.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

FACULTY FORUM ON FACULTY HANDBOOK
Thursday, February 10, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Olin Auditorium

FULL FACULTY MEETING
Thursday, February 10, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Olin Auditorium

FACULTY SENATE MEETING
Thursday, February 17, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102