PRE-TENURE PAID LEAVE AND SABBATICAL REPORTS
Monday, May 14, 2012
Brock Dolar presents: "The Impact of Market Concentration on the Availability of Credit to Small Businesses in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008: A Market-Level Analysis
The U.S. banking industry experienced a widespread consolidation in the last two decades which raised concerns over the availability of banking services to small businesses. The issue becomes particularly important during a credit crunch when bank credit tends to bcome less accessible for small firms. In this paper, the relationship between market concentration and the availability of small business lending in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2007-2008 is investigated. Using a dataset comprising banking markets in the state of California, the empirical results indicate that higher market concentration in rural banking markets has had a negative impact on the level of small businesses lending in the post-crisis era. We also find that some types of small business lending declines with increased market concentration in urban banking markets in the period after the financial crisis.
Mark Vincent presents: "Exploring the Relationship Between Autonomy and Motivation Amond College Students"
SENIOR HONORS CONVOCATION
Saturday, May 19, 2012
All faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend 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.
2012 Augustana College Senior Studio Art Student Exhibition
Five graduating studio art students will exhibit a portfolio of their work at the Augustana College Art Museum during April 28th to May 19th (closed for exams May 15-17). Slated to participate in the 2012 Augustana College Senior Studio Art Student Exhibition are: Taylor Banach, Melanie Battistoni, Amanda M. Eslinger, Sara A. Sides and Veronica Smith.
In addition to preparing the portfolio of works, the exhibiting artists will discuss their art in the Augustana College Art Museum during a 50-minute walking tour program on Tuesday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. There is no admission charge. Art Museum hours are noon to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, contact (309) 794-7231 weekdays.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
2012-2013 Center for the Study of Ethics Community Lecture Series
The Board of Directors of the Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics invites you to submit proposals for the 2012-2013 Community Lecture Series. All members of the faculty in all departments are eligible to submit proposals. The only requirement is that they is some way adress an ethical issue. Proposals should be submitted to Dan Lee electronically by Monday, May 7.
Each participant agrees to present her or his lecture once on campus and up to three times to community groups. The Center pays each participant a $200 preparation fee and a $50 stipend for each presentation up to a total of four presentations. Since the Center pays the stipends, the lectures are made available to community groups and organizations without charge.
Information about this year's Community Lecture Series can be read HERE.
Do not hesitate to contact Dan Lee x7258 if you have any questions.
THE VOCATION OF A LUTHERAN COLLEGE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Augustana faculty are invited to participate in THE VOCATION OF A LUTHERAN COLLEGE annual conference. This year's theme is: A Calling to Embrace Creation: Lutheran Higher Education, Sustainability, and Stewardship. It will be held at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota from July 30 - August 1, 2012. A schedule can be read HERE. Please contact Ellen Hay for registration and funding.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS
DEANS' MEETING WITH DEPARTMENT & PROGRAM CHAIRS
5:00 - 6:00 PM
- Thursday, May 17, 2012
Augie Reads Kick-off for LSFY Faculty
Evald Great Hall
- Monday, May 7, 2012 (week 10)
Senior Honors Convocation Program
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012