Monday, January 31

Registration for Spring Term Classes for First-Year Students

Deadline to contact Margi Rogal if you have souvenirs from Japan for library display

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LSFY 103 Faculty Meeting
Evald 113

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Sabbatical/PTPL Report Presentations by Chris Whitt "Exploring Inequality" and John Delaney "Expanding Job Opportunities for Students in a Tough Economy"
Wilson Center

Tuesday, February 1

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection: Larry Peterson, Campus Ministries Music Director
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

5:00 PM - Deadline to RSVP to Mary Koski for the Reacting to the Past Workshop (see Announcements)

6:30 PM - Extreme Winter Weather: An Exploration of Ice Ages & Climate Patterns with Jeff Strasser
For more information click HERE
Black Hawk State Historic Site, Watch Tower Lodge, 15th Street & 45th Avenue, Rock Island, IL

Wednesday, February 2

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC Conference Room, 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 - Hispanic Film Festival: Alamar
Not rated. In Spanish with English subtitles, free of charge
102 Hanson Hall of Science

8:00 PM - Heywire improv
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, February 3

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation/Workshop with the American Shakespeare Center: "As You Like It"
Centennial Hall

11:30 - 12:30 - LunchBytes
Tredway Library, 2nd floor north

4:30 PM - Tea Hour Series Lecture: "Adventures of a Female Paleontologist in Niger" presented by Allison Beck
Thomas Tredway Library, 2nd floor south

7:00 PM - French Film Festival: The Class
Rated PG. In French with English subtitles, free of charge
304 Hanson Hall of Science

8:00 PM - "As You Like It" performed by The American Shakespeare Center
Tickets are $8
Centennial Hall

Friday, February 4

3:30 - 5:00 PM - Reception Honoring Lendol Calder, Illinois Professor of the Year
Board Room, College Center, 2nd floor

7:00 PM - Honors Scholarship Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - Metamorphoses
Originally performed by Chicago's famous Lookingglass Theatre Company, "Metamorphoses" is a contemporary retelling of Ovid's classic tale." 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 Theatre, Bergendoff Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert
Centennial Hall

Saturday, February 5

4:00 PM - Augustana Four Choirs Concert
Cantilena Augustana, Wennerberg Men's Chorus, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble, and Ascension Singers
Centennial Hall

5:00 PM - International Food Festival
College Center Dining Room

7:30 PM - Metamorphoses
Originally performed by Chicago's famous Lookingglass Theatre Company, "Metamorphoses" is a contemporary retelling of Ovid's classic tale." 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 Theatre, Bergendoff Building

8:00 PM - Shannelle Gabriel - Spoken Word
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, February 6

1:30 PM - Metamorphoses
Originally performed by Chicago's famous Lookingglass Theatre Company, "Metamorphoses" is a contemporary retelling of Ovid's classic tale." 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 Theatre, Bergendoff Building

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra with Handel Oratorio Society
Centennial Hall

 

Volume 8, Issue 20 - January 31, 2011

This Week's Message

Welcome to Week #9

I hope you will join us this Friday for a reception honoring our colleague Lendol Calder on his selection as the Illinois Professor of the Year. Lendol has not only enriched the experiences of our students, but has influenced the teaching of history throughout the country.

As we are celebrating Lendol's contributions on Friday, this is also a good time to remember the many achievements of all of our colleagues as teachers and scholars. One of the best parts of my job this year has been the opportunity to learn more about what my colleagues do.

I have been inspired by the reflective nature of how you approach teaching and the many innovative pedagogies that are a part of your classes. We know that clear, high expectations, careful, thoughtful feedback, and quality interactions with our students have a significant impact upon their learning. It is evident that many of you have embraced these practices. I hope that you will share your work at our Making Learning Visible Conference on April 30. (Proposals are due on March 7.) Our own teaching and learning conference is one way that we can capitalize on our successes and celebrate what happens at Augustana.

I have also been truly impressed by the many books, chapters, and articles that you have published and the papers, recitals and exhibits that have been presented. You have planned conferences that have brought national attention to our academic community and initiated grants that have expanded our possibilities. To acknowledge the scholarly activity of our faculty, we will be hosting a special Celebration of Faculty Scholarship on Friday, May 13 as a part of the spring Board of Trustees meeting. This will be a wonderful opportunity to let our trustees know a bit more about our work.

So, as we wrap up the winter term, we have some fun events to look forward to in the spring. I hope to see you at Lendol's reception on Friday, the Making Learning Visible conference in April and the Celebration of Faculty Scholarship in May. It is time for us to appreciate each other and consider what we can do together.

Thank you.

 

Ellen Hay
Interim Dean of the College