Monday, April 23

7:30 PM - Geiman Lecture: Agnes Schwartz, a Holocaust survivor.
Also, the Geifman Prize for Holocaust Studies will be awarded to an Augustana student
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Tuesday, April 24

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

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Kelly Dorman, '12
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

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

7:30 - 8:30 PM - Stone Lecture: Why Did Sarah Laugh?
Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg examines the Biblical text of Sarah & Abraham in the Hebrew Bible
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Wednesday, April 25

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center, 1st floor, Sorensen Hall

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Faculty, Staff & Administrators' Bible Study
Bible Study for faculty, staff, and administrators
Bring your lunch and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

8:00 PM - Guitar Ensemble Concert
The Augustana Guitar Ensemble
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Thursday, April 26

11:30 - 12:30 - Full Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium 

5:00 - 6:30 PM - Rita Ciresi Readings
Author of three award-winning novels and two short-story collections that address the Italian-American experience
Old Main 335 

5:00 - 8:00 PM - Anne Frank - A History for Today
$15 admission. 
Putnam Museum, Lardner Theater Balcony, 1717 W. 12th Street, Davenport, IA 

7:00 PM - Glacial Geology of the West Antarctica, "Tracking long-term ice sheet retreat in West Antarctica" presented by Dr. Claire Todd, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
Hanson Hall of Science 102

7:00 PM - World Hunger: Food, Water, and Energy Film Series presents "Renewal"
Discussion follows allowing viewers to reflect on the issues presented in the documentary and relate them to world hunger and poverty. Lemonade and cookies will be servied.
Evald Great Hall 

Friday, April 27

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Kent Barnds "Institutional Effectiveness Report"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

7:30 PM - Bat Boy: The Musical
$14 for the public; $12 for senior citizens and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall 

Saturday, April 28

10:00 AM - Polar Palooza
A fun, educational family event with hands-on activities for children
Free admission
Fryxell Museum, Swenson Hall of Geosciences 

12:00 - 3:00 PM - Science Open House
All ages invited, but activities are designed for students in upper elementary grades
Free admission
Hanson Hall of Science 

12:00 - 4:00 PM - Senior Studio Art Student Exhibition Opens
Slated to participate: Taylor Banach, Melanie Battistoni, Amanda Eslinger, Sarah Sides, Veronica Smith
Free admission
Art Museum, Centennial Hall 

7:30 PM - Bat Boy: The Musical
$14 for the public; $12 for senior citizens and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall 

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert
Featuring compositions by Debussy, Satie, Ginastera
Centennial Hall 

8:30 - 10:00 PM - Planetarium Open House
Free admission
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory 

Sunday, April 29

1:30 PM - Bat Boy: The Musical
$14 for the public; $12 for senior citizens and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall 

2:00 PM - Student Recital: Kyle Amati, trombone
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

4:00 PM - Student Recietal: Colleen Bartimoccia, voice and Katherine Dinkle, piano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - Augustana Percussion Ensemble Concert
Ensemble Room, Centennial Hall 

Volume 9, Issue 30 - April 23, 2012

ACTL

Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

As the term winds down, I hope you are meeting all the goals you had set for yourself this year, particularly those concerning your students' learning! Speaking of student learning...

I was a strong advocate of adopting the IDEA SRI not just because of the detailed reports they offer, but because of the number and quality of resources they make available to those using their instrument.  With the help of colleagues from across campus ACTL will be offering two ½-day workshops designed to make efficient use of those resources to improve student learning through course (re)design. I invite you to join Lisa Allen, Amanda Baugous, Kelly Murphy, Mark Salisbury and me to talk about

Using Your IDEA SRI Report to Improve Student Learning

On Wednesday 23 May 23 from 8:30-1:00, we'll address topics including Principles of Course Design, Improving Teaching Effectiveness and Using IDEA Resources.

We'll provide breakfast and lunch. Space is limited and participation is by reservation only.  Reserve your spot by replying to this email. Please be sure to

Reservations will be on a first come, first served basis so be sure to respond soon if you're interested. I hope you'll join us! If you are not able to join us on the 23rd of May, we hope to repeat the session at the beginning of August; watch for the announcement of details. Of course, I welcome any questions you may have.

Have a productive week 8.

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning