Monday, April 9

No Classes

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Polar Astronomy Club
Visitors and prospective members invited. A Smörgåsbord is planned
John Deere Planetarium & Carl Gamble Observatory

Tuesday, April 10  (Muesday)

No Tuesday Reflection Today

4:00 - 5:30 PM - Faculty Forum on Curricular Reform
Refreshments served
Olin Auditorium 

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

5:00 PM - Deadline to submit Summer Research Stipend Applications to Academic Affaris

6:30 PM - Miss Representation
Film and Discussion. Free admission
Putnam Museum, IMAX Theatre
1717 S. 12th Street, Davenport, IA 

7:30 PM - Pelada
The documentary Pelada follows 2 former soccer stars who travel to 25 countries following a game which spans gender, race, religion and class
Desserts will be served
Olin Auditorium

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Lyra Trio Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Wednesday, April 11

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

4:00 PM - Morris & Co.: A Reading of Victorian Poets
Free admission 
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south 

7:00 PM - Augustana Swedish Soldiers and Shields
John Norton of the Augustana Historical Society speaks
Free admission and light refreshments
Walleberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Thursday, April 12

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation - Gwendolyn Oxenham:  "What Would You Do If You Could Do Anything?"
Centennial Hall 

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

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Promoting Student Success: The Role of Student Services at Augustana
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south 

Friday, April 13

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Johnna Adam & Darrin Good "Academic Internships"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
College Center Loft

8:00 PM - Composers Concert
Featuring several music-performance-composition majors' works
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall 

Saturday, April 14

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - 3rd Annual Planting of Augie Acres RESCHEDULED for 4-21-12
6th Avenue and 32nd Street, Rock Island, Illinois 

1:00 - 4:00 PM - Wesley Acres Produce Goat Party
2800 Coyne Center Road, Milan, Illinois 

1:00 PM - Student Recital - Katerine Boardman & Corbin McGhee
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

8:00 PM - Student Recital - Samantha Haake, flute
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Sunday, April 15

No events

Volume 9, Issue 28 - April 9, 2012

Announcements

 

FINAL FACULTY FORUM ON 4-1-4 CALENDAR AND CURRICULAR REALIGNMENT PROPOSAL
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
4:00 PM - Olin Auditorium

This forum will start at 4:00 pm outside of Olin Auditorium with FOOD and DRINK. We hope you will join your colleagues to mingle and ask them about their thoughts on the 4.1.4 calendar and curricular realignment proposal. All research documents, answers to frequently asked questions, and planning documents are posted on the Curricular Realignment Moodle site. As you prepare for the forum and the final vote, please look over these documents (Enrollment Key:RISE).

At 4:20 PM the forum begins with a 5-7 minute update of new information and answers to a few questions that have been recently raised. We will not make any formal presentations and no reports are scheduled.

Promptly at 4:30 PM the remainder of the forum time will be used to have an open discussion on the curricular realignment proposal. Individual faculty members will have 2 minutes each to take the floor. After their 2 minutes they will have to cede the floor. Faculty may take the floor more than once so long as others who want to say something at this forum have the opportunity to do so.

Please plan on attending this last faculty forum on this issue before the April 26th vote. The proposed motion that will be coming to the Faculty for a vote on April 26th from RISE can be read HERE. Other relevant documents that report on questions that have been recently raised or new information that has become available were emailed to the faculty on 4-7-12. These documents are also posted on the Moodle site.

 




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.

 


 

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


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.



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.

 


CONVOCATION
Gwendolyn Oxenham, filmmaker and star of Pelada
"What Would You Do If You Could Do Anything?"

Thursday, April 12, 2012
10:30 - 11:20 AM
Centennial Hall

Away from professional stadiums, bright lights and manicured fields, there's another side of soccer. Tucked away on alleys, side streets, and concrete courts, people play in improvised games. Every country has a different word for it. In the United States, we call it "pick-up soccer". In Brazil, the word is "pelada," which literally means "naked"-the game stripped down to its core. It's the version of the game played by anyone, anywhere - and it's a window into lives all around the world.

Pelada is a documentary following Luke and Gwendolyn, two former college soccer stars who didn't quite make it to the pros. Not ready for it to be over, they take off, chasing the game. 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.

Oxenham received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Notre Dame, where she won the Nicholas Sparks Prize, a post-graduate grant to finish her first book. A 2004 graduate of Duke University's programs in English and documentary studies, she made Essence Game and DWS, two short films centered on identity in sports.

At 16, Oxenham was the youngest Division I athlete in the history of the NCAA. A Duke captain, she made two All-ACC teams, led the Duke team in assists, and was named Most Inspirational Player. She played professionally for Santos FC in Brazil in 2005. Oxenham's film, Pelada will be screened several times in the week before her visit. It is available for viewing from Tredway Library. While at Augustana, Oxenham will participate in a soccer match.

 


 

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.

 



FRIDAY CONVERSATION

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

 



COME JOINT FARM2FORK FOR THEIR THIRD ANNUAL

PLANTING OF AUGIE ACRES
Saturday, April 14, 2012
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6th Avenue and 32nd Street, Rock Island


Afterwards, join Slow Food Quad Cities and Wesley Acres Produce for a goat party! On Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM, come out to Wesley Acres Produce and meet Jim and all his girls! This free, family-friendly open house will feature lots of adorable baby goats and baby chicks, a chance for kids to bottle-feed the babies, goat's milk cooking demos, farm tours, and lots of fun! Wesley Acres, 2800 Coyne Center Road, Milan, Ilinois.

 



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.

 


 

SABBATICAL REPORT PRESENTATIONS
Monday, April 23, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wilson Center

Margaret Morse presents: "From Church to Home and Back Again: The Merging of Public and Private in Early Modern Domestic Devotional Art"

This talk will explore the religious dimension of the sixteenth-century Venetian household, created and reinforced by pious objects and images, and more specifically the ways in which this visual culture linked the home to a larger religious community. Civic cults infiltrated the homes through copied images. Similarly, the mass production of popular and efficacious art forms united the personal devotions of numerous households into a larger network of Christian spirituality thereby validating individual beliefs and actions. The personal also colored the public, as Venetians gave to their city's parishes and monasteries through testamentary bequests the very goods that formed the visual culture of their everyday domestic settings. By examining the ways in which images and objects physically and mentally traversed the boundaries between the so-called public and private spheres, Margaret's research highlights the importance of domestic religion and its visual culture in the broader framework of early modern faith and worship.
 

AND

 Sarah Skrainka presents: "Marot's Psalms as Song of the Self"

Evangelical poet Clément Marot (1496 - 1544), despite his status as "the prince of French poets," came to fear for his life following a crack-down on the nascent movement to reform the Church. When even the king's sister could no longer ensure his safety, he fled to Ferrara, Italy in early 1535. Although readers particularly appreciated his witty, autobiographical epistles, he turned away from his hallmark genre upon his return from exile. Instead, he focused renewed energy on translating the psalms, work he had begun some years earlier. Sarah's research explores the relationship between Marot's psalms and his verse epistles, asking to what extent the autobiographical impulse displayed in the latter redirects itself into the former. His contribution to the Huguenot Psalter participates as much in the literary tradition of imitatio as in a doctrinal endeavor. Ultimately, his translations reflect the deeply personal expression of a complex man involved in a continuous struggle that, for him, defined what it was to be human.

This presentation focuses on Marot's translation of Psalm 107 by comparing it to a number of possible source texts in Latin, as well as passages from several of the poet's most important epistles. While looking closely at the work of one poet, this discussion may be of interest to scholars of the Renaissance and Reformation, the Psalter, poetic translation and imitation, and the literature of exile.

 



FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS INVITED TO:

OXFAM AMERICA HUNGER BANQUET
Sunday, April 29, 2012
7:00 PM
College Center Loft
Entrance Fee: Donation

In short, an 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 HERE. Space is limited, so register early. Questions? Email augiehabitat@augustana.ed

 



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.

 


 

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:
margaretrogal@augustana.edu

 


 

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. Interested in bringing friends? Call 563-326-7804 x2007 to learn more about table sponsorships.

 


 

THE RESULTS ARE IN...

Late last term, the Convocation Committee requested your input on themes for each of next year's Convocation Symposia. Your votes determined the following themes:

Fall term (Thursday, September 27): Politics and/or Common Good. This theme could include discussions about political candidates in a debate, discussions of civil discourse, corporate responsibility, and what it means to be a citizen.

Winter term (Wednesday, January 24): Environmental Issues. This theme could include discussions about food, energy, climate, agriculture, business, and literature.

Spring term (Tuesday, April 9): Social Justice. This theme could include discussions about global citizenship, immigration, social entrepreneurship, activism, privilege, and religion.

Now, we need to start planning! We are going to need your help to build thought provoking, engaging, and meaningful experiences for our students. Do you know of a particularly engaging speaker relating to one of these themes? A play? A documentary? An artist? ALL ideas are welcome. Send your emails to Kristin Douglas, Convocation Coordinator ‘12-‘13.

 


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, 2012.

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 PM. Responsibilities would include handing out programs, answering patron questions and giving directions. Once the ceremony begins at 3:00 PM, 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 or ritagustafson@augustana.edu

 


 

FACULTY, STAFF AND SENIORS ARE INVITED TO
WINE AND CHEESE EVENT 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Abbey Station, Rock Island, Illinois

Please join the Class of 2012 for a special Wine and Cheese reception to honor the Class of 2012's hard work and achievements. NOTE: admission to the Wine and Cheese Event is by RSVP and for donors ONLY. Current giving of at least $5 is required. Please stop by the Advancement Office to make your gift. RSVP Now! 

 


 

IMPORTANT DATES
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Faculty Forum
Olin Auditorium

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

• Thursday, April 19, 2012
• Thursday, May 17, 2012


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

• Monday, April 16, 2012 (week 7)
• Monday, May 7, 2012 (week 10)


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