Monday, March 7

7:30 AM - Classes Begin

4:00 PM - State of the College Address - President Bahls
Olin Auditorium
A second session will be held at 9:00 AM March 14th in the same location

4:30 PM - Deadline to submit "Making Learning Visible" pre-registration form to Ellen Hay - see Announcements

8:00 PM - Tian Kong Choir
The Tian Kong Choir is an all-female ensemble known for its high level of precision, musicality, and original interactive performance style.They hosted the Augustana Choir in China in 2005. In addition to a solo performance, they will join the Augustana Choir on Aaron Copland's A Promise of Living.
Centennial Hall

Tuesday, March 8

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Andy Ehrhardt '11
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:00 PM - Fat Tuesday Reception
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

6:30 - 8:30 PM - Swenson Center Book Circle
Please join the Swenson Center for their new book circle! On Tuesday, March 8, Part 1 (the first three chapters) of the book Swedish Oregon by Lars Nordstrom will be discussed. The Swenson Center will provide copies for anyone interested in attending. RSVP to ChristinaJohansson@augustana.edu for a copy of Part 1
Swenson Center, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, March 9

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

9:30 PM - Ash Wednesday & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel, 2nd floor, Founders Hall

Thursday, March 10

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation - Jeanie Knigin: "A World of Opportunity"
Centennial Hall

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

Friday, March 11

All Day - Augustana Choir Concert and Reception
The Augustana Choir's 2011 Home Concert. A reception for alumni, parents, and friends will follow
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 N. Brady St., Davenport, Iowa

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations - 6/35 Committee Presentation
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Augustana Choir Tour Home Concert
A wide variety of choral works by various composers from regional, national, and international backgrounds
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 N. Brady St., Davenport, Iowa

Saturday, March 12

All Day - Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition
2010 is the 35th year for this juried competition of local artists working in various media
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphonic Band Tour Home Concert
Centennial Hall

Sunday, March 13

No events scheduled

Volume 8, Issue 21 - March 7, 2011

Announcements

STUDENT NEWS

During spring break, Rachel Schuldt (senior music cello performance major) entered the St. Louis SAI (Sigma Alpha Iota--a professional music women's sorority) alumnae chapter's scholarship competition and was one of the top winners. The money she has been awarded will be used to further her education in graduate school.


FRIDAY CONVERSATIONS
March 11, 2011
4:00 PM - Presentation
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

6/35 Committee Presentation, presented by Dave Dehnel

The 6/35 Committee needs faculty input as a proposal is crafted for realignment of the teaching load. The committee will present some possible models and seek your feedback. Please plan to attend.


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

Pre-registration proposals should be sent to Ellen Hay by March 7, 2011

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.


CONVOCATION
"A World of Opportunity"
presented by Jeanie Knigin
Thursday, March 10, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Jeanie Knigin, Senior Investment Management Specialist for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, will discuss the risks and benefits of global investing. She will look at developed vs. emerging markets, the currency equation and the benefits of international diversification. Ms. Knigin will be on campus for several days as a Woodrow Wilson scholar. If you are interested in meeting with her, contact Darrin Good at x3438.

With over 30 years in the financial services industry, Jeanie Knigin is a seasoned professional who is highly qualified to assist you in making

 

 

Please join the Tea-Hour Series
Sabbatical Report presented by Taddy Kalas
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Thomas Tredway Library, second floor south


Register NOW for the 2011 Celebration of Learning!

...the Augustana College student research symposium

Celebration of Learning '11

Register online here.
Registration closes Friday, April 15th at 11:55 PM.


CALL FOR SABBTICAL LEAVE GRANTS AND SUMMER RESEARCH STIPENDS

The Faculty Research Committee seeks proposals for Sabbatical Leave Grants and Summer Research Stipends. Fundable items include faculty salary replacement (for Sabbatical Leave Grants), student salaries, special equipment, supplies, journal page costs, work in major archives, and additional study.

Proposals are due March 14, 2011 by 5:00 PM to Mary Koski in Academic Affairs. Please refer to the "Grants" page for more information, or contact any of the committee members: Jamie Nelson, Margaret Morse, David Arbesú, Jim van Howe, Patricia Shea, Ian Harrington.


Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Teaching
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Tredway Library

On Thursday, May 12, academic affairs will host a late-afternoon reception in the library for Augustana's faculty and board of trustees. This will be the second opportunity this academic year to update your record of achievements.

The library needs your scholarship published, performed or exhibited from August 31, 2010 through April 1, 2011-including books, journal articles, grants, SoTL articles, music compositions, plays, photos of works of art, papers or presentations at conferences. (Scholarship published, performed or exhibited after April 1 will be included in the next year's celebration.)

The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 2, 2011.

Work previously submitted to the library will be included-you need not send it again.

Rita Griffin, Library Secretary, x7266, or Carla Tracy will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:

FACULTY SENATE MEETING
Thursday, March 10, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

FACULTY SENATE MEETING
Thursday, March 24, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

FACULTY FORUM ON FACULTY HANDBOOK
Thursday, March 24, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Olin Auditorium

SPRING TERM DIVISION MEETINGS
Thursday, April 7, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fine & Performing Arts Bergendoff 12
Language & Literature Old Main 125
Natural Science Science 102
History, Philsophy & Religion Old Main 332
Business & Education Evald 212
Social Sciences Old Main 122

FACULTY SENATE MEETING
Thursday, April 14, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

FULL FACULTY MEETING
Thursday, April 28, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Olin Auditorium

FACULTY SENATE MEETING
Thursday, May 5, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

RECOGNITION OF STUDENT HONORS
Saturday, May 7, 2011
11:30 AM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

FACULTY SENATE MEETING
Thursday, May 10, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 304

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


MIDWEST FACULTY SEMINAR
"Energy"
April 7-9, 2011

This seminar will consider the material aspects of the energy problem alongside ethical questions and historical overviews. What will new energy sources look like and how will they be allocated? What by-products and long-term environmental consequences will result from these new technologies? As materials grow scarce, should some people or purposes be considered more worthy of resources than others? How does one prioritize energy usage across borders? We will consider the economic and political stakes of energy policy, and consider how an issue that affects the whole earth can or should be managed by national governments and international corporations.

This seminar will include talks by Heidi Levin (University of Chicago Energy Initiative) with Robert Rosner (Astronomy and Astrophysics), Travis Bradford (Business Management), David Archer (Geophysical Sciences) and Elizabeth Moyer (Geophysical Sciences).

If you would like to consider attending this seminar, please contact Ellen Hay by March 25, 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.Energy" and attach it to an email to mfs@college.uchicago.edu by noon on March 31, 2011.