Monday, April 2

7:30 PM - Jihad in the Context of Islamic Ethics: Mercy and Justice, Duty and Consequence, presented by Cyrus Zargar
Free admission
102 Hanson Hall of Science 

Tuesday, April 3

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Religion
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:30 PM - Faculty Screening of Pelada, the documentary film created by April 12 Convocation Speaker, Gwendolyn Oxenham
Refreshments provided
CEC Classroom, Sorensen 137 

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

7:00 - 9:00 PM - "And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank"
The Augustana Chapter of Alpha Psi Omega presents this play that combines video interviews with Holocaust survivors and live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Guest Artist: Chris Holman, organ, DMA student at University of Illinois CANCELLED
Free admission
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor 

Wednesday, April 4

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

Thursday, April 5

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Division Meetings
See locations in Announcements 

6:00 PM - Easter Recess Begins

Friday, April 6

No Classes

Saturday, April 7

7:00 PM - The Vigil of Easter
All are welcome for the lighting at the new fire on Thomas Tredway Library lawn (weather permitting) and continuing on to Ascension Chapel 

Sunday, April 8

Easter Sunday

Volume 9, Issue 27 - April 2, 2012

Announcements

 

DIVISION MEETINGS
Thursday, April 5, 2012
11:30 - 12:30

Fine & Performing Arts Bergendoff 12
Language & Literature Old Main 125
Natural Science Hanson Science 102
History, Philosophy & Religion Old Main 332
Business & Education Evald 315
Social Science Evald 113

 

 


 

Service opportunity for high-school aged youth


If you have a high-school aged child (age 16 and over) at home who needs to complete service hours for school or a club, or if your son/daughter simply enjoys volunteering, please ask them to consider ushering for Commencement on Sunday, May 20.

Volunteers would need to be dressed in appropriate business attire, provide their own transportation to and from the i-wireless Center, and arrive by 1:00 p.m. Responsibilities would include handing out programs, answering patron questions and giving directions. Once the ceremony begins at 3:00 p.m., volunteers would be free to either leave or go into the arena to watch Commencement.

For more details, please call or email Rita Gustafson at 309-794-7236.

 


 

 

ATTENTION: LSFY AND HONORS INSTRUCTORS

The Tredway Library Prize for First-Year Research recognizes an outstanding research paper written by a first-year Augustana student for a class in the Liberal Studies (LSFY) or Honors sequence.

Please encourage your LSFY and Honors students to apply! For complete information, see the Library Prize webpage. Questions? Contact Amanda Makula, Anne Earel, or Connie Ghinazzi.

 


 

INVITATION TO SPECIAL FACULTY SCREENING OF PELADA

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
4:30 PM
CEC Classroom, Sorensen 137

Faculty are invited to a special faculty screening of Pelada - the documentary film created by our April 12, 2012 Convocation speaker, Gwendolyn Oxenham. Many of you are requiring your students to attend the April 12 Convocation. There will be screenings of the documentary for students in the two weeks prior to Gwendolyn's convocation, so the April 3rd faculty screening will allow you to be one step ahead of your students. Beer, wine and appetizers will be provided.

Pelada synopsis - Pelada is a documentary following Luke and Gwendolyn, two former college soccer start who didn't quite make it to the pros. Not ready for it to be over, they take off to over twenty countries around the world, chasing the game - the global phenomenon spanning gender, race, religion, and class. The film tells the stories of the players they meet along the way...from prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine brewers in Kenya, from freestylers in China to women who play in hijab in Iran, Pelada is the story of the people who play. PLEASE RSVP TO Laura Mahn.

 



 

FREE SCREENING OF THE FILM
MISS REPRESENTATION
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 (Muesday)
6:30 PM
Putnam Museum GIANT screen theater
Discussion to follow


Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman's value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors. See website for trailer and information!

 


 

MORRIS & CO.: A READING OF VICTORIAN POETS BY FACULTY AND STAFF
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
4:00 PM
Thomas Tredway Library, 2nd floor South

In honor of National Poetry Month and the exhibit "William Morris: Visions of an Ideal World," the Thomas Tredway Library will host a reading of Victorian poetry. Faculty and students will read from authors such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Algernon Charles Swinburne. There will be goblins, knights, queens, fantasy, and humor, as well as tea and cookies.

 


 

 

FRIDAY CONVERSATION
Friday, April 13, 2012
4:00 PM - Presentation
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center
Johnna Adam and Darrin Good present
"Academic Internships"

 



 

FACULTY FORUM ON CHAP. 4 OF FACULTY HANDBOOK
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
11:30 AM
Chicago Room, College Center


The Faculty Welfare Committee is leading a Faculty Forum on a proposed revision of chapter 4 of the revised Faculty Handbook. This chapter concerns procedures for promotions and post-tenure reviews, including procedures for APT faculty. The forum will be held Tuesday, April 17 at 11:30 AM in the Chicago Room of the College Center. A draft of the revised chapter was sent to all faculty on Friday, March 23.

 


 

INVITATION TO RECOGNITION OF STUDENT HONORS: Saturday, May 5, 2012
AND
SENIOR HONORS CONVOCATION: Saturday, May 19, 2012

All faculty and staff are invited to the Recognition of Student Honors at 11:30 AM in Hanson Hall of Science Room 102, in conjunction with the Celebration of Learning, scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2012. This program will honor underclassmen receiving honors. No registration for the Celebration of Learning is required to attend the Recognition of Student Honors, if you are not actively presenting or otherwise attending the Celebration of Learning.

All faculty and staff are also invited to the Senior Honors Convocation scheduled for Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM in Centennial Hall. The ceremony will recognize academic and departmental honors for senior students, senior students in Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Delta, Lincoln Academy Student Laureate, and SGA awards. FACULTY WILL WEAR ACADEMIC REGALIA DURING THE SENIOR HONORS CONVOCATION EVENT.

Please mark these events on your calendar.

 


 

PROMOTING STUDENT SUCCESS:
THE ROLE OF STUDENT SERVICES AT AUGUSTANA
Thursday, April 12, 2012
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tredway Library, 2nd Floor, North End

The directors of Student Activities and Residential Life have posed the following question: How can we better integrate our students' experiences in and out of the classroom? Audrey Adamson from Residential Life and Ken Brill from Student Activities will join us to talk about "Promoting Student Success: The Role of Student Services at Augustana". From the recent survey of Augustana graduates:

Those who believe Augustana provided an outstanding education seem to indicate that some of the quality has to do with the College's residential nature. More than half of those who said they received an outstanding education and four out of ten of those who felt their Augustana education was above average strongly agreed with the statement "I learned as much from my out-of-class experience as I did from my academic program."

Audrey and Ken will provide an overview of their current programs and provide opportunities for interested faculty to engage with students on a different level. All faculty, administrators and staff are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Jon Clauss.

 


 

REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2012 CELEBRATION OF LEARNING
...The Augustana College student research symposium

The Celebration of Learning is a student research symposium that began in 1997, and is the result of hundreds of hours of collaborative work between students and faculty members. The annual event provides a venue through which students can display and share the results of Senior Inquiry, Summer Research, Honors Capstone, or other advanced research projects.

Celebration of Learning '12
Register online HERE.
Registration closes Friday, April 13, 2012 at 11:55 PM.

Contact Anne Earel or Stefanie Bluemle or Carla Tracy for more information.

 


 

2011-2012 AUGUSTANA RETIREES RECEPTION
Friday, April 20, 2012
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

The Augustana campus community will gather on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 3 to 5 PM in Wallenberg Hall to honor 12 retirees who have shared their talents with thousands of students and with us over the years. Don't miss this opportunity to visit will colleagues from across campus to offer thanks and Godspeed as they begin their life's next big adventure. Refreshments will be served.

2012 Retirees

Richard Ballman
Lou Belby
Roger Crossley
Jean DePauw
Dave DeWit
Don Erickson
Mike Finnemann
Mooch Gay
Larry McCallum
Dick Narske
Deb Nelson
Van Symons

Unable to attend:

Charlie Mahaffey
Sr. Marilyn Ring
Tom Schmulbach

 


 

UNDERSTANDING JEWISH HISTORY, RELIGION & CULTURE

Geifman Lecture
"Surviving the Holocaust: A Young Girl in Hungary"
Agnes Schwartz, survivor of Nazi persecution
Monday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., Wallenberg Hall

Stone Lectureship in Judaism
"Why Did Sarah Laugh?"
Avivah Zornberg, Hebrew Bible scholar
Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., Wallenberg Hall

Geifman Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Annual fellowship held by students who learn and teach Jewish culture
Applications due May 1

For guidelines and applications, go to www.augustana.edu/geifman
or contact Margi Rogal for more details:


 

TREDWAY LIBRARY EXHIBIT, LECTURE AND READING:

"William Morris: Visions of an Ideal World"
Includes two books produced by the Kelmscott Press and examples of designs by William Morris, interior designer, book printer, writer, socialist, and lover of the "beauty of life."
Thomas Tredway Library
March 5 - May 17

Reading:

"Morris & Co.: A Reading of Victorian Poets by Faculty and Students"
Celebrating National Poetry Month
Wednesday, April 11, 4:00 p.m.
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south

 


 

SAVE THE DATE FOR ART@HEART
Friday, April 27, 2012
6:30 PM
Figge Art Museum

Join us on Friday, April 27 at ART @ Heart, a fundraising dinner to benefit the Figge's education programs and exhibitions. Doors open at 6:30 PM with cocktails, socializing and the opportunity to view examples of how the Quad City community is engaged at the Figge. Dinner with commence around 7:30 PM. Following dinner there will be a short program with featured speaker Mark Schwiebert and live auction of Figge programs by emcee, Kai Swanson. RSVP early and save! Individual tickets are available for $100 through April 20. Make your reservation for 2 by April 6 and save $25! Interested in bringing friends? Call 563-326-7804 x2007 to learn more about table sponsorships.

 


 

Oxfam America Hunger Banquet
Sunday, April 29, 2012
7:00 PM
College Center Loft
Entrance Fee: Donation

Oxfam America Hunger Banquet is an inspiring event that promotes poverty awareness through an experience unlike any other. Everyone that attends will be split into groups that reflect current poverty ratios in the world. The corresponding groups receive food and accommodations that reflect their group. After the main portion of the event, guests will be able to discuss topics brought up and reflect upon the experience.

Register online now. Space is limited, so register early! Questions? Email augiehabitat@augustana.edu.

 


 


DEADLINES FOR 2012-13 CURRICULAR CHANGES
APPROACHING QUICKLY

April 10 Last date any curricular material (major/minor, course changes, etc.) can be considered in EPC for the 2012-13 academic year.
April 12 Last curricular items will be considered at Faculty Senate
April 16 All final catalog changes due to Beth Ducey for the 2012-13 catalog

Items that reach governance after these deadlines will be considered for the 2013-14 catalog.

 


 

IMPORTANT DATES
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Faculty Forum
Chicago Room, College Center


Faculty Senate Meetings
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Full Faculty Meetings
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Olin Auditorium


DEANS' MEETING WITH DEPARTMENT & PROGRAM CHAIRS
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Wilson Center


LSFY Meetings
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wilson Center 


Recognition of Student Honors Program (underclassmen) and Celebration of Learning
Saturday, May 5, 2012
11:30 AM
Hanson Science 102


Senior Honors Convocation Program
Saturday, May 19, 2012
12:00 Noon
Centennial Hall


Commencement
Sunday, May 20, 2012
3:00 PM
iWireless Center