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

This Week's Message

Please join members of the Exploratory Task Force for a Combined Center for dining, library and student activities for the final Friday Conversation of the calendar year.

Following a brief presentation of the findings of the Task Force and a preview of some preliminary drawings of what may be possible, task force members will be available to address your questions and respond to your observations about the concept that has emerged over the course of the last six months.

You may learn more about the work of the Exploratory Task Force by reviewing the documents provided at the links below:

Please come out and share some seasonal good cheer, ask your questions and share your perspective about the exciting idea of combining these three important aspect of student life in a central location where our students can take advantage of all we have to offer. Come learn more about how we plan to offer an array of inviting social spaces designed specifically for students, contemporary dining venues that encourage discussion of ideas and learning environments where students, faculty and staff, working both individually and collaboratively, have access to intellectual resources and information both physically and digitally. Learn more about the concept that reinforces our values as a residential college of the liberal arts and science and could establish a model for other colleges to consider as we discover the inherent harmonies and synergies among dining and discovery, laughing and learning, and study and silence.

We hope to see you on Friday afternoon.

Task Force Members

Ken Brill, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities

Dr. Evelyn Campbell, Dean and Vice President of Student Services

Dr. Kristin Douglas, Associate Professor of Biology

Garry Griffith, Director of Dining Services

Dr. Kathy Jakielski, Professor of Communication Studies and Disorders

Virginia Johnson, Director of the Reading and Writing Center

Matthew Paris, '12

Paul Pearson, Vice President of Business and Finance

Carla Tracy, Director of Thomas Tredway Library

Kent Barnds, Vice President of Enrollment, Communication and Planning (chair)