Monday, October 17

11:30 AM - President Bahls presents State of the College update
Olin Auditorium

4:00 PM - End-of-term All LSFY Transitions Meeting
Wilson Center

4:00 PM - Sabbatical Report Presentation - Bo Dziadyk presents "The Augustana College Field Stations After 20 Years"
Hanson Hall of Science 102

4:30 PM - High School Chamber Choir Festival Mass Choir Concert
Free and open to the public
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Tuesday, October 18

10:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Nik Lehnert, '12
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Annual Frieze Lecture: Echoes of the Civil War, presented by Jane Simonsen
Jane speaks on the impact of the war on gender roles and will discuss how women participated in the Civil War, and the impact of war on the home front.
Coffee and conversation following presentation
Rock Island Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, Illinois

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Ekklesia Study Group
Old Main 121

Wednesday, October 19

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

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group "What if Jesus Meant the Stuff He Said?"
led by Pastor Priggie, for faculty, staff, and administrators
Bring your lunch and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Stephen Page, saxophone
Free and open to the public
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, October 20

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: Tim Lomperis "The Making and Unmaking of a Cold Warrior in Vietnam: A Spiritual Odyssey"
Centennial Hall

10:30 AM - President Bahls presents State of the College update
Olin Auditorium

11:30 - 12:15 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting
Hanson Hall of Science 102

5:00 PM - Saga's Alumni and Professor Reading
Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th Street, Rock Island, Illinois

7:00 PM - Rowen Schussheim-Anderson presents "Color, Pattern and Textiles" as part of the "Global Gathering: Brazil"
Bettendorf Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa

Friday, October 21

Homecoming

12:15 - 12:45 - "Light the Dome" Ice Cream Social
hosted by the Alumni Association Board of Directors
Stop by the front steps of the Tredway Library for your FREE scoop of ice cream

1:30 - 2:30 PM - CSD Lecture on Voice Therapy - Augustana graduate Janel Matousek Sullivan,
a speech-language pathologist, will be discussing voice therapy and sharing her experiences working with patients in a medical setting
Free admision
Hanson Hall of Science 103

7:30 PM - Augustana Theatre: Real Girls Can't Win
Scott Irelan, director
Recommended for junior high and oler
$11 general public; $9 senior citizens and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois

Saturday, October 22

10:15 - 11:15 AM - Homecoming Saturday Tour of Art Museum and Augustana College Studio
Art Faculty Exhibition
Centennial Hall

1:00 - 4:00 PM - Celebration for Ruth Ann Johnson's 25 years of teaching
Pop, beer and snacks provided. Cash bar for other beverages or food
River House Bar & Grill, 1510 River Drive, Moline, Illinois

7:30 PM - Augustana Theatre: Real Girls Can't Win
Scott Irelan, director
Recommended for junior high and oler
$11 general public; $9 senior citizens and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert
Centennial Hall

Sunday, October 23

2:00 PM - Augustana Theatre: Real Girls Can't Win
Scott Irelan, director
Recommended for junior high and oler
$11 general public; $9 senior citizens and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois

2:00 PM - Guest Artist - Arianna String Quartet
In remembrance of the 9/11 tradegy and its 10th anniversary, the quartet will perform Joan Tower's "In Memory" in addition to combining with Janina Ehrlich to perform the Quintet in C Major by Franz Schubert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - Student Recital - Cameron Carrara, tenor
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Volume 9, Issue 9 - October 17, 2011

ACTL

Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

It's the beginning of week 9(!), the leaves are blowing around outside my window and talk of semesters is back in the air! (Are we a decisive community, or what!)

Those of you who read this newsletter may have noticed that ACTL has not held many workshops so far this term. (Well, the new faculty have seen their share of me.) Much of my time has been consumed in hammering out a workable plan for the Learning ePortfolio initiative; that task (the drafting of an action plan, not the initiative itself!) is almost done. In fact by the time you read this I hope to have presented it to Dean Lawrence and gotten her feedback. For the immediate future, as director of ACTL, I plan to work with instructors wanting to use eportfolios in their courses, and departments wanting to use them to support their Senior Inquiry courses. I believe that the eportfolio is a unique tool that meets needs that the community already has identified. I see it as my job to help instructors and departments figure out how to make best pedagogical use of this tool.

If you haven't already read the IDEA Paper

The Learning Portfolio: A Powerful Idea for Significant Learning

by John Zubizarreta, please take a look. If you are curious about ways that an eportfolio can enhance reflection and metacognition in your course or in your department, or support other goals you have for your students, please get in touch.

And I promise, ACTL will be offering more workshops, on several topics, soon! Until then, have a productive week.

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning