Monday, August 22

Classes Begin

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Open meeting with BLDD Architects, Rippe & Associates & Shepley Bulfinch to share thoughts about proposed Center for Student Life
Wilson Center

Tuesday, August 23

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - All-Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflections - Matt Paris, SGA President
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Open meeting with BLDD Architects, Rippe & Associates & Shepley Bulfinch to share thoughts about proposed Center for Student Life
Wilson Center

Wednesday, August 24

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

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group
led by Pastor Priggie, for faculty, staff, and administrators
Bring your lunch and a Bible
Chicago, Room, College Center

Thursday, August 25

No events

Friday, August 26

No events

No Friday Conversations

Saturday, August 27

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - WVIK Annual Anniversary Open House
WVIK Office, 639 38th Street

5:00 PM - Crayfish Party (Kraftskiva)
A menu of traditional Swedish foods, sponsored by American Scandinavian Association at Augustana College
3608 33rd Avenue, Moline, IL, home of John Peterson

8:00 PM - The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular
Free for staff and students with ID; $8 for the public
Centennial Hall

Volume 9, Issue 1 - August 22, 2011

Faculty News

Longfellow Elementary honored Lou Belby at their Volunteer Recognition Night with the Mike Nolan Award for Volunteerism and Dedication on May 19, 2011.

Paul Croll presented his paper "Making Sense of Whiteness: From Invisibility to Colorblindness" at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

Greg Domski's research proposal entitled "Functionalized, Binuclear N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands Bearing Phosphine Donors: Synthesis of Metal Complexes and Applications to Homogeneous Catalysis" was awarded funding through the American Chemical Society's Petroleum Research Fund Undergraduate New Investigator grant program. The awarded amount is $50,000 covering the period from September 2011 through August 2013. These funds will be used to support two student researchers during both Summer 2012 and 2013 and to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to conduct the proposed research.

Special Collections Librarians Sarah Horowitz and Jamie Nelson judged junior and senior high school history projects at the Illinois State History Expo on May 5, 2011 in Springfield, IL. The Expo is the state level competition of National History Day. It was an exciting opportunity to provide guidance to aspiring historians and assist them in their analysis of primary sources.

Special Collections Librarian Sarah Horowitz presented the talk "Picturing History: Using a Photograph to Introduce Historical Research" at the annual Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries conference in Baton Rouge, LA on June 23, 2011. The presentation was part of the session "Pecha Kucha with Our Stuff: Teaching with Rare Books, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections." Sarah discussed an exercise with a historical photo which she uses to introduce students to research in special collections.

During July and August, Dara Wegman-Geedey reviewed articles for the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. Dara has been an ad hoc reviewer for ASM journals since 2006.