Monday, December 13

12:00 PM - Rotary International/Carl Wilhelm Stenhammar - "End Polio Now"
iWireless Center

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Farewell Reception for Al DeSimone
Wilson Center

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LSFY Faculty Meeting
Board Room, College Center, 2nd floor

7:00 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

Tuesday, December 14

11:30 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Tamara Johnson, '11
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

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

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Full Faculty Meeting
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

5:00 PM - International Faculty Development Seminars from CIEE Meeting
4:30 PM - Snacks and socializing
CEC Classroom, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

5:15 PM - Julsmörgåsbord Christmas Buffet and Sankta Lucia Festival
The public is welcome. Ticket Price: Buffet is $10.95 adults, $5.25 children; Sankta Lucia festival is free
College Center Dining Room

7:00 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

Wednesday, December 15

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

7:00 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

11:59 PM - Deadline for submitting Presidential Research Fellowship Applications
via email to Mary Koski

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs
Olin Auditorium

Thursday, December 16

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

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Annual Christmas Convocation
Centennial Hall

4:00 PM - Lessons and Carols
The public is invited
Ascension Chapel

5:00 PM - Julsmörgåsbord Christmas Buffet
Augustana employees and their families gather around a traditional Swedish smörgåsbord to celebrate our community. Ticket Price: $10 adults, $5 children 5-12, free to younger children. Maximum of $33 for employee and immediate family
College Center Dining Room

7:00 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

8:00 PM - Lessons and Carols
The public is invited
Ascension Chapel

Friday, December 17

All Day - Liberal Arts Through the AGES Exhibition
Exhibit on view today through February 12 (closed during winter break Dec. 17-Jan. 10). Public museum hours are noon-4:00 PM Tuesday-Saturday and when special events are held in Centennial Hall.
Centennial Hall

All Day - Deadline to inform Mark Salisbury your intention of using the IDEA SRI for Winter term courses

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - President's Holiday Open House
Dahl President's Home, 1100 35th Street, Rock Island, IL

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations - Discussion with the Exploratory Task Force for a Combined Center for dining, library and student activities
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

6:00 PM - Christmas Recess Begins

Saturday, December 18

Sunday, December 19

 

Volume 8, Issue 16 - December 13, 2010

Grants


Presidential Research Fellowship

Eligibility: All tenure-track and tenured faculty
Deadline: December 15
Notification: January 15; funding disbursed July and August

Description


Presidential Research Fellowships are intended to support faculty research, scholarship and artistic work at Augustana. The fellowships will pay up to $4,000 for a faculty research project to be undertaken in the summer. Up to $750 is available for travel and expenses. The proposal should constitute a new area of research, a new area of an existing research agenda, or support for substantial, ongoing work. Proposals are invited in any of the four areas of scholarship: discovery, teaching, integration and application (outlined by Ernest Boyer in Scholarship Reconsidered) as well as in artistic work. Proposals are competitive and will be reviewed and ranked by an off-campus evaluator. Priority will be given to faculty who were not awarded a Presidential Research Fellowships in the previous year. Faculty members who have summer research funding as part of their contracts in a given year are not eligible for Presidential Research Fellowships in that year. PRF funds are available only to tenured and tenure-track faculty.

Submission to a peer-reviewed journal-or the equivalent for an artistic project-is normally expected within a year (by July the following year); in disciplines where such a deadline is inappropriate, please include a date for submission in the proposal. A report on the research, a copy of the letter of submission, and a copy of the paper will be due at the same time. Publication or acceptance by the following year will result in an additional $1,000 stipend.

Guidelines

Proposals should address the specific nature and scope of the research, as well as its likely audience. Proposals should be no more than five pages, including a detailed budget for any expenses and a description of the proposed venue for publication or performance. External readers will evaluate proposals and make a recommendation.

Submit proposals to Mary Koski in Academic Affairs.

Responsibilities of the Grantee


The Faculty Research Committee solicits proposals for the Faculty Research Fund

Nature of this research fund:

Guidelines and selection criteria for the research fund (see Faculty Handbook for details):

1) Five page maximum proposal including itemized budget

2) Proposal must include:

3) Criteria used by the committee to evaluate proposals: eligibility, clarity of presentation, appropriate budget prediction, prospects for publication and public attention, applicant's qualifications, inclusion of student researchers (student researchers are not required, but are often favorably reviewed)

4) Expectation for funded work:

Please send your proposal by email attachment if at all possible (otherwise, six hard copies) by 5:00 PM on Monday, January 17, 2011 to Mary Koski in the Dean's Office. Awards will be announced by February 7, 2011. Direct questions to any member of the committee: David Arbesú, Ian Harrington, Jamie Nelson, Margaret Morse, Patricia Shea, or Jim van Howe.

Augustana's Grants Website: http://www.augustana.edu/x10017.xml