Monday, March 28

5:00 PM - Summer Research Stipend Grant Applications DUE
Email to marykoski@augustana.edu

6:00 PM - Women Who Shaped Augustana's First Century, presented by Ann Boaden
Rock Island Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, IL

7:30 PM - The Other Side of Immigration
A documentary presented by Student Advocates for the Awareness of Refugee and Immigrant Issues
Hanson Hall of Sciences 102

Tuesday, March 29

10:45 AM - General Student Recital
Centennial Hall

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Ryan White, Director, Center for Vocational Reflection
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Wednesday, March 30

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC Conference Room, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study for Faculty and Staff
led by Pastor Priggie, for faculty, staff and administrators
Bring your lunch, and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

3:00 - 4:00 PM - President Bahls' Open Office Hour
Brew by the Slough, Tredway Library

6:00 - 7:00 PM - After Hours
Tredway Library, Room 518

8:00 PM - Wrestling with Angels & Demons by Augustana Theatre Arts Students
White Privilege Summit begins
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, March 31

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation/White Privilege Summit Keynote Address: Morris Dees presents "Whose America?"
Centennial Hall

1:15 - 6:15 PM - White Privilege Summit Concurrent Sessions
Free and open to the public
Find more details at www.augustana.edu/whiteprivilege or 309.794.2695 

4:30 PM - Michiru Shearer presents "Souvenirs From Japan", a demonstration of Japanese flower arrangement
Tredway Library, 2nd floor Exhibit Area

Friday, April 1

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Free Fresh Fruit Friday, sponsored by the Augustana Wellness Team
College Center Courtyard (rain location 2nd floor College Center)

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations - Shawn Beattie and Jon Clauss will discuss "Technology in Support of Teaching" - Olin 202
3:30 PM - Refreshments - Olin 201

4:30 - 6:30 PM - Reception for the 35th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition
Augustana College Art Museum, Centennial Hall

Saturday, April 2

1:30 - 2:30 PM - "Teaching Religion After 9/11: On Religious Violence, Public Scholarship, and My Cameo in the 'Ground Zero Mosque' Controversy" presented by Dr. Edward Curtis, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Hanson Hall of Science 102

4:00 PM - Student Recital - Amanda Tubay, violin
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - Second Baptist Church Academy Concert & Fundraiser
Augustana World Hand Drumming Small Ensemble, as well as the Sassy Pomegranates, and several other Augustana musicians will perform for a fund-raiser for the music lessons for children
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - The Golden Dragon Acrobats
Free Admission
Centennial Hall

Sunday, April 3

2:00 PM - Vienna Spring Term 2012 Informational Meeting
Olin 202

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Tea Hour Series - Araceli Masterson "Performing Reggaeton in the capital of Capital"
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south
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Announcements

PRE-TENURE PAID LEAVE AND SABBATICAL REPORT PRESENTATIONS
Monday, March 28, 2011
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wilson Center

Molly Todd presents: "Beyond Displacement"

Molly will provide a brief overview of her book, which was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in December. The book examines collective organizing
among Salvadoran peasant refugees during the 1980s.

Dave Dehnel presents: "Judicial Review in Support of the Dominant Coalition:
The Supreme Court and the Politics of Finance, 1936-1873"

Dave will put his research on the 19th century Supreme Court
in the context of current thinking about the role of the Court in American politics.


CELEBRATE WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Feminist Tea Hour Series
Araceli Masterson presents
"Performing Reggaeton in the capital of Capital"

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tredway Library, 2nd floor
4:30 - 5:30 PM

This presentation examines the consumption and production of Reggaetón, and its (re)articulation from the global market to its performance in the local spaces of Madrid's discotecas latinas. Ecuadorian migrants' weekend gatherings in these sites make the necessary spaces to affirm their place as citizens and as migrants in Madrid. Prof. Masterson will analyze the performance of Reggaetón and reactions to this genre in the discoteques through the experiences of Ecuadorian migrant women, and keep gender as a category of analysis when analyzing the social, cultural and political constructions of the Ecuadorian immigrant in Spain's public discourse. The presentation will follow a more informal format, exploring both Prof. Masterson's thoughts on the subject, and aspects of the research experience.


FRIDAY CONVERSATIONS
Friday, April 1, 2011
4:00 PM - Presentation - Olin 202
3:30 PM - Refreshments - Olin 201

Shawn Beattie, Educational Technology Coordinator, and Jon Clauss, Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning, will discuss Technology in Support of Teaching. The emphasis is on Teaching, not Technology! A grant opportunity for this summer will also be announced for anyone interested in incorporating technological tools into their classroom and participating in the blended learning initiative.


MIDWEST AMERICAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION CONFERENCE
Dr. Edward Curtis, Millennium Chair in the Religious Studies Dept. at IUPUI,
and Keynote Speaker, presents:

"Teaching Religion After 9/11: On Religious Violence, Public Scholarship,
and My Cameo in the 'Ground Zero Mosque' Controversy"
Saturday, April 2, 2011
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Kristy Nabhan-Warren is a regionally-elected representative of the American Academy of Religion and is hosting the Midwest AAR at Augustana Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, 2011. This year's conference theme is "Teaching Religion" and there are some great sessions planned. Kristy encourages faculty to attend Dr. Curtis' talk as well as any sessions that might interest you and your students. Nametags can be picked up at the registration tables in Evald which is where the sessions all take place. Kristy will waive the conference registration fee if you decide to come. If you would like to attend the luncheon scheduled for 12:30 - 1:30 PM in the College Center Loft, it will cost $10.00. A program can be read HERE.


AUGUSTANA COLLEGE WHITE PRIVILEGE SUMMIT
Free and open to the public
March 30-31, 2011

White Privilege Summit 2011 is a community event to discuss race, privilege, inequality and the fight for social justice. It provides an opportunity for critical discussions about diversity, multicultural education and leadership, social justice, race, gender, class, sexual orientation, environment, health, religion and systems of privilege/oppression. The summit serves an as opportunity to examine and explore difficult issues related to white privilege, white supremacy and oppression. This summit is not about making white people feel guilty. The summit is about critically examining the society in which we live and working to dismantle systems of power, prejudice and inequality. The summit is a challenging, empowering and educational experience. The keynote, workshops and small-group reflections will inform, engage and challenge participants, while providing practical tips and strategies to gain for social justice. A complete schedule can be found HERE.

Summit Schedule
March 30th
8:00 PM - Angels & Demons theater production
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building, 2nd floor
followed by a reception, first-floor lobby

March 31st
Keynote address by Morris Dees
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Centennial Hall

Lunch
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions
1:15 - 2:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions and Featured Speaker
2:30 - 3:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions and Featured Speaker
3:45 - 4:45 PM

Reception and Reflective Session
4:45 - 6:15 PM


CONVOCATION
Morris Dees presents: "Whose America"
Thursday, March 31, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Centennial Hall

Morris Dees joins us as our keynote speaker for the Augustana's second White Privilege Summit. In 1994, Morris Dees warned the U.S. attorney that radical militias were planning domestic terror strikes. Six months later, the Oklahoma City Bombing was tied to one such group.

As founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Dees uses the law in his battle against prejudice and hatred. In the 1980s and '90s, he worked against the K.K.K. and neo-Nazi groups with a series of historic lawsuits. Today, Dees focuses his attention on anti-government militias. In his expose, Gathering Storm: America's Militia Threat, Dees explains the dangers these groups represent. He is also author of A Lawyer's Journey, an autobiography, and Hate on Trial: The Case Against America's Most Dangerous Neo-Nazi. Dees was also the subject of the television move Line of Fire and portrayed in the feature film Ghosts of the Mississippi.


CALL FOR JAEKE AWARD NOMINATIONS
DEADLINE: Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 4:00 PM

The sole purpose of the Harold T. and Violet M. Jaeke Endowment is to recognize outstanding performance by members of the faculty and staff of Augustana College as reflected in personal leadership contributions that benefit students and the common life of the institution. The endowment provides for annual awards that will recognize and honor individuals who in the judgment of the selection committee reflect exceptional qualifications of this nature.

Nominations must be received in the Academic Affairs Office, 116 Founders Hall, no later than 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 31, 2011. Please hand deliver your nomination if the deadline is near. So that the selection committee can fully and fairly consider each nominee, they ask that you complete the nomination form--letters of nomination will not be reviewed. The committee also will not consider group/collaborative nominations (one nomination form with multiple signatures). Each recommendation requires a separate nomination form. Keep in mind that it is possible to receive the award ONE TIME ONLY. A list of past recipients can be found HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Koski in the Academic Affairs Office.


To accompany Tredway Library's spring exhibit
JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT
"Souvenirs From Japan"

Michiru Shearer will demonstrate Japanese Flower Arrangement "giving life to flowers"

Thursday, March 31, 2011
4:30 pm
Tredway Library, 2nd floor Exhibit Area

Please join us for this rare demonstration!


AUGUSTANA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ETHICS
Spring Symposium
Thursday, April 14, 2011
7:00 - 9:30 AM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

The theme of this year's symposium is "Budget Deficits and Intergenerational Justice." The keynote address will be delivered by Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, a nation-wide non-partisan group advocating responsible fiscal policy. The Concord Coalition was founded in 1992 by the late former Senator Paul Tsongas (D-Mass), former Senator Warren Rudman (R-N.H.) and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Peter Peterson. Mr. Bixby's address will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Augustana faculty and community leaders and time for discussion and conversation.

AUGUSTANA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ETHICS
Community Lecture Series
April 28, 2011
7:30 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Lisa Brothers Arbisser, M.D. will present a lecture entitled "Health Care: Business or Calling? Dr. Arbisser is a member of the Center's Community Advisory Committee.


Register NOW for the 2011 Celebration of Learning!

...the Augustana College student research symposium

The Celebration of Learning is a student research symposium that began in 1997, and is the result of hundreds of hours of collaborative work between students and faculty members. The annual event provides a venue through which students can display and share the results of Senior Inquiry, Summer Research, Honors Capstone, or other advanced research projects. The day will open with a Keynote Address, followed by a session of concurrent student presentations, a light lunch and student poster session, and a second session of concurrent student presentations. After the presentations, all participants and their families and friends are invited to the Augustana College Art Museum to view the Senior Studio Student Art Exhibit.

Cel of Learning logo

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


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.


MAKING LEARNING VISIBLE
A One-Day Conference on Sharing Evidence of Student Learning
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration at 9:00 AM in the Lobby of Olin
April 30, 2011
Send $25 registration fee to Ellen Hay in Academic Affairs by April 18, 2011

Frequently we use our professional meeting allowance to attend our discipline based conventions, and there is little "extra" funding to allow us to consider teaching and learning in a conference setting. To address this need, we are trying something new this year. On Saturday, April 30 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, we will be hosting our first "Making Learning Visible" conference. Faculty from Augustana, Loras College and Eastern Iowa Community College will share practices that have helped improve learning in their classrooms. Strategies such as concept mapping, experiential learning and service learning will be discussed, as will teaching technologies such as Lecture Capture, Smartmusic, and Livescribe pens. Come and learn how blogs can provide usable program assessment or how we can take better advantage of international settings. The cost is only $25.00 to cover food expenses (no cost to presenters) so it's a reasonable way to expand your teaching repertoire and spend informal time in conversation with others interested in college learning. Faculty from other area colleges have been invited to attend. Click HERE to register and for a conference schedule. Please let the Office of Academic Affairs (x7328) know by Monday, April 18 if you will be attending.


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.


UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:

PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE COLLEGE ADDRESS
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
9:00 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

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 29. 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.