Monday, May 9

4:00 PM - Augie Reads Kick-Off
Evald Great Hall

8:00 PM - Heywire improv end of the year show
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Tuesday, May 10

10:30 AM - Senior Studio Art Exhibition Tour
Art Museum, Centennial Hall

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

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Christine & Kimberly Hedlin ' 11
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

4:00 PM - Book Launch Party
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
Tredway Library, 2nd Floor South

6:00 PM - Finnish Pasties-Making Class
The American Scandinavian Assoc. at Augustana will sponsor a class in Finnish Pasties. Participants will learn how to make this hot pot pie-to-go in a pastry. Free admission.
First Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall Kitchen, 18th Ave. and 20th St., Rock Island, IL

Wednesday, May 11

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

7:00 PM - River Bandits vs. Lumberkings
Augustana head football coach Rob Cushman will throw out the first pitch.
Modern Woodman Park, Davenport, IA

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Combo Soiree
Free admission
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

Thursday, May 12

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

4:45 PM - Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Teaching
Tredway Library, 2nd Floor South

Friday, May 13

3:00 - 5:00 PM - End-of-Year Faculty Wine and Cheese Reception
Dahl President's Home

7:00 PM - The Magic Flute
Opera@Augustana will perform Mozart's classic opera "The Magic Flute" and will feature Augustana's Wennerberg Chorus
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, May 14

10:00 AM - Native Plant Sale
Hosted by the Quad Cities Natural Area Guardians. Plants will be available for butterfly/bird gardens, prairie gardens, rain gardens, shady areas and deer-resistant varieties.
Black Hawk State Historic Site, Maintenance Buidling, 1510 Black Hawk Road, Rock Island, IL

10:30 AM - Scandinavian Arts Fest
First Lutheran Church, 18th Ave. and 20th St., Rock Island, IL

4:00 PM - Augustana Combined Band Concert
Augustana's wind bands will join in concert for a final performance of the year.
Centennial Hall

7:00 PM - The Magic Flute
Opera@Augustana will perform Mozart's classic opera "The Magic Flute" and will feature Augustana's Wennerberg Chorus
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, May 15

Volume 8, Issue 30 - May 9, 2011

This Week's Message

Greetings!

As we end the spring term and the academic year, I would like to thank you for all of your hard work and extra effort over the last several months.  You have selected an excellent new dean, investigated and approved curricular reorganization, and implemented programs such as Senior Inquiry and Augie Choice. 

As we move forward with these new ventures, it is important to reflect on what we have accomplished and what it means for the future of Augustana.  Last year at this time, I posed a few questions to you.  I'd like to briefly return to those questions with a few added thoughts:

The next few years will be a time of change.  I am confident that with Pareena's leadership and the goodwill and consistent involvement of this faculty the next decade in Augustana's history will be one marked by a new vision and renewed energy.

Thanks for a good year.

Ellen Hay