Monday, May 2

7:00 PM - Geifman Lecture:  Walter W. Reed
Walter W. Reed will deliver the annual Geifman Lecture and Holocaust remembrance. The Geifman Prize for Holocaust Studies will be awarded to an Augustana student
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

5:00 PM - Deadline to submit scholarship published, performed or exhibited from 8-31-10 through 4-1-11

Tuesday, May 3

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Full Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

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

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

3:00 PM - Retirement Reception for Doug Nelson
Wilson Center

Wednesday, May 4

10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC, 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

8:00 PM - Augustana Flute and Clarinet Choir Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, May 5

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

4:30 PM - After Hours
Phi, Beta, Kappa Room, Tredway Library

Friday, May 6

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations - Mike Augspurger "Advising Program Review"
3:00 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

7:30 PM - Our Town
First presented on the Augustana stage 20 years ago, the college's 2011 revival will revisit the fictional small town of Grover's Corners from a 21st century perspective
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 Hall, Bergendoff Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert
Centennial Hall

Saturday, May 7

9:00 AM - Potato Sausage and Summer Grilling Workshop
The American Scandinavian Association at Augustana will sponsor a class in Potato Sausage and Summer Grilling
First Lutheran Church, 18th Avenue and 20th Street, Rock Island, Illinois

9:30 AM - Celebration of Learning Welcome and Opening Remarks
Hanson Hall of Science 102

11:30 AM - Student Honors Recognition Ceremony
Hanson Hall of Science 102

12:00 PM - Senior Studio Art Exhibition
Centennial Hall

4:00 PM - Augustana Five Choirs Concert
Centennial Hall

7:30 PM - Our Town
First presented on the Augustana stage 20 years ago, the college's 2011 revival will revisit the fictional small town of Grover's Corners from a 21st century perspective
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 Hall, Bergendoff Building

8:00 PM - Seniors' Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:30 PM - Martini Swingers Spring Showcase
Centennial Hall

8:30 PM - Planetarium Spring Open House and Fryxell Museum Spring Open House
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory

Sunday, May 8

1:30 PM - Our Town
First presented on the Augustana stage 20 years ago, the college's 2011 revival will revisit the fictional small town of Grover's Corners from a 21st century perspective
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 Hall, Bergendoff Building

4:00 PM - Seniors' Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - Handbell Choir Concert
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall

Volume 8, Issues 29 - May 2, 2011

Announcements

2011 CELEBRATION OF LEARNING
Saturday, May 7, 2011
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

The 2011 Celebration of Learning will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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 in Centennial Hall to view the Senior Studio Student Art Exhibition.

The Keynote Address will be given by Augustana alumna Kate Butler. Ms. Butler graduated magna cum laude in 2006 with a major in secondary education in the content areas of English and speech. Two months after graduation, she moved to Arizona for a teaching job at a charter school catering to at-risk students. For three years, she taught 10th and 11th grade English; her fourth year, she moved to a single-room middle school to teach English and math. She entered law school at Washburn University School of Law in August 2010, where she is now in her second semester. Her goal is to practice child and family law as a child-in-need-of-care attorney.

For a schedule of the day's events, please see the Celebration of Learning online program.


 

STUDENT HONORS RECOGNITION
Saturday, May 7, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

All faculty and staff are invited to the Student Honors Recognition at 11:30 AM in Hanson Hall of Science Room 102, in conjunction with the Celebration of Learning, scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2011. This program will honor underclassmen receiving honors. Please mark your calendar. Faculty will not don academic regalia.


 AUGIE READS KICK-OFF EVENT
Monday, May 9, 2011
4:00 PM
Evald Great Hall

Get your copy of next year's Augie Reads selection,
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451,
and gather ideas about how to incorporate the book into your classes next year,
and enjoy some food and beverages!


 

END-OF-YEAR FACULTY WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
Friday, May 13, 2011
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Dahl President's Home

Faculty are cordially invited to an end-of-year wine and cheese reception on Friday, May 13, 2011. Please join Steve and Jane for an opportunity to greet colleagues and unwind from another busy year on campus. There will be a brief presentation and discussion on faculty compensation with Mark Salisbury as well at approximately 3:30 PM. We hope to see you there!


 

VOCATION OF A LUTHERAN COLLEGE CONFERENCE
"A Calling to Embrace Civility:
Lutheran Higher Education in the Public Arena"
August 1 - 3, 2011
Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

The 17th annual Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference will convene once again at Augsburg College in Minneapolis from Monday, August 1 - Wednesday, August 3. The conference will begin with dinner at 5 pm on August 1 and conclude by 1:30 pm on August 3. The theme of this year's conference is "A Calling to Embrace Civility: Lutheran Higher Education in the Public Arena." We will explore the many ways in which we engage the community and the various public roles we play in light of our vocation in higher education, addressing the perspectives of both administrators and faculty. We will also offer opportunities for participants to orient themselves to the idea of "the vocation of a Lutheran college" if they are new to this ongoing conversation.

The costs of this conference are paid by the ELCA and Augustana for up to five attendees. There is no cost to you.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Bob Haak (x 8614).


Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Teaching
Thursday, May 12, 2011
4:45 - 6:00 PM
Tredway Library, 2nd Floor, South

On Thursday, May 12, Academic Affairs will host a reception in the library for Augustana's faculty, students 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.


BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
4:00 PM
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south

Please join us in celebrating not one but two hot-off-the press books about Augustana history-Ann Boaden's Light and Leaven: Women Who Shaped Augustana's First Century and the library staff's Reflecting on the Past: 150 Years of Augustana Stories. Salute the authors, buy a book (authors would love to sign your book!), and enjoy tea and cookies. We look forward to seeing you at our party!


 

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

All faculty and staff are invited to the Senior Honors Convocation scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 12:00 PM in Centennial Hall. The ceremony recognizes academic honors for the senior class, special departmental honors, Phi Beta Kappa members, as well as other awards. All full-time faculty are invited to participate in academic regalia, but it is understood that conflicts may not allow you to be in the procession. Please mark your calendar and look for more details in your email box soon.


2011 AUGUSTANA COLLEGE SENIOR STUDIO ART STUDENT EXHIBITION

Eight graduating studio art students will have a portfolio of their work exhibited at the Augustana College Art Museum May 7-21, 2011 (closed for exams May 17-19). Slated to participate are: Anita Cook, Holly Gore, Anny Hasse, Gina Jarrell, Stephanie Sarb, Kelly Spreitzer, Cassie Trent and Audrey Waner. The exhibiting artists will discuss their art in the Augustana College Art Museum during a 50-minute walking tour program on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 10:30 AM. Art Museum hours are Noon to 4:00 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, contact (309) 794-7231 weekdays.


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. All Augustana faculty, staff, administration and students are admitted into the museum FREE until the end of May. One hundred works of art from Augustana's Liberal Arts through the AGES collection, ancient through contemporary, are currently on display. Every Thursday night at 7:00 PM during the month of April there will be a talk and tour by an Augustana professor on the collection and the project. Each work of art is exhibited with a panel written by an Augustana student or member of the faculty/administration. Catalogs are provided free of charge until the supply runs out. For more information on these faculty talks, click HERE. There will also be free student-led tours of the exhibit every Sunday in April from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.


IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE:

FACULTY MEETING
Tuesday, May 3, 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

CELEBRATION OF LEARNING
Saturday, May 7, 2011
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM 

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

PRESIDENT'S PICNIC
May 20, 2011
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Lower Quad

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

FACULTY RETREAT
Monday-Tuesday
August 15-16, 2011


COUNCIL ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
REGISTRY OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS

To facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates with research
experience desiring to pursue an advanced degree
with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research

The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The Registry is open to students and graduate schools in the fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Health Professions, History, Journalism and Communications, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/ Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.

Any undergraduate may go to https://www.cur.org/ugreg/reg1.asp to fill out a simple curriculum vitae form. There is no charge to the student or the student's institution and records will be made available to bona fide Graduate Schools that contract with CUR for this service. Organizations or companies seeking the students' information for other marketing purposes will not be granted access. Graduate School representatives may contact students to invite applications or visits to the campus and laboratory, or to share information about their research programs and financial support opportunities.

We hope that students who are currently in their junior year will register now, but anyone with undergraduate research experience may register at any time. You will be able to update your listing as appropriate, to include any summer research experience or information about Senior Theses and test scores.

CUR believes that this service will be a great benefit for both students and graduate schools by narrowing the search for the right match. So if you are interested in graduate school, please take a moment to register now. For more information or to login if you've already created a profile, please visit: http://www.cur.org/ugreg/