Monday, September 5

Labor Day - No Classes and Campus Offices Closed

Tuesday, September 6

Tuesday is a regular Tuesday schedule

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflections - Katherine Lundell, '12 Rescheduled for 9-13-11
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

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

Wednesday, September 7

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

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group "What if Jesus Meant the Stuff He Said?
led by Pastor Priggie, for faculty, staff, and administrators
Bring your lunch and a Bible
DAHL Room, College Center (note new location for today)

4:00 - 5:00 PM - WGST Tea-Hour Series: Sarah Horowitz - "Cranford Illustrated: Gender, Nostalgia, and the Gift Book"
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

8:00 PM - "Lifted", a poetry reading by Erin Bertram & Ryan Collins
Free admission. Donations go to Literacy Is for Everyone
Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, IL

Thursday, September 8

10:30 AM - Blood Drive
Donors who last gave blood on or before July 14, 2011 are eligible to donate today. Walk-ins are welcome; for an appointment, call katey Beverlin at x2698.
College Center Board Room/Loft area

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting
Hanson Science 102

4:00 - 5:00 PM - International & Off-Camps Informational Meeting for Faculty
Sorensen 130 - CEC Classroom

7:00 PM - Lucky Break presents bluegrass music with a Jewish twist
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Friday, September 9

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations: Mark Salisbury presents: "What the heck is a high impact practice?"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

7:30 PM - Keynote Address - "After 9/11: Where Do We Go From Here?"
Dr. Omid Sofi, professor of Islamic studies, Univ. of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill, and chair for the Study of Islam at the American Academy of Religion
Free Admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building

Saturday, September 10

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - "9/11 in 2011 Symposium"
See Announcements for more information
Olin Auditorium

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - SwedGen Tour
The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana will hold an all-day Swedish geneology event. SwedGen Tour will offer lectures and one-on-one lookup sessions by genealogists. Pre-registration is required. Only registered attendees may book a one-on-one session.
Admission is free. Sign up.
Hanson Hall of Science 102 and 103

1:00 - 3:00 PM - "Light and Leaven" book signing
Ann Boaden will sign her new book "Light and Leaven: Women Who Shaped Augustana's First Century."
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa

1:30 - 2:15 PM - Augustana College Art Museum Informal Tour of Current Exhibitions led by Sherry Mauer
Centennial Hall

Sunday, September 11

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - SwedGen Tour
The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center will hold an all-day Swedish genealogy event. SwedGen Tour will offer lectures and one-on-one lookup sessions by genealogists.
Pre-registration is required. Only registered attendees may book a one-on-one session
Register
Hanson Hall of Science 102 and 103

 

Volume 9, Issue 3 - September 5, 2011

Faculty News

Jason Koontz and collaborators at the Illinois Natural History Survey and Eastern Illinois University received a $20,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to study the seed ecology and population genetics of two Federally-threatened plants in Florida: Florida scullcap (Scuttelaria floridana) and Godfrey's butterworth (Pinguicula ionantha). More information about this study can be found HERE.

This summer Kelvin Mason won the prestigious Michael Kennedy Staff Scholarship to attend a class at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. This famous glass-blowing school was founded by Dale Chilhuly and Rock Island's own John Hauberg Jr., and has been described as "the epicenter of glass".

Norm Moline, Hamming Professor of Geography, has been invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) to attend the country's 100th anniversary festivities which will be celebrated on October 10 ("DoubleTen") in Taipei. He and his wife (Janet) will have guest seats by the Presidential Building for the morning program and parade and then in late afternoon will attend the official reception at the government's Guest House. The evening program is a special musical performance. The invitation comes because Norm, as director or co-director of the East Asia fall foreign term, has taken over 1,000 students to Taiwan since the program's beginning in 1974, which probably is more than have come from any other university or college in the United States. He has taken Asian Studies scholars and administrators from twenty five other U.S. universities to Taiwan on four summer ASIANetwork institutes. During this time he, on behalf of the college, has developed a good working relationship with several ministry offices in Taipei and with Taiwan's Economic and Cultural Affairs office (the equivalent of a consulate) in Chicago which has brought good benefits to our programs. The whole connection comes from a conviction that students visiting East Asia should be familiar with the Chinese societies in all three of the main jurisdictions: Taiwan, Hong Kong S.A.R. and the People's Republic of China.