Monday, January 16

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LSFY Meeting  CANCELLED
Wilson Center 

4:30 PM - Deadline to submit Proposals for Teaching & Learning Experiences
Academic Affairs Office

6:30 PM - Honor Band Festival Finale Concert
Featuring two high school festival bands as well as Augustana Symphonic Band
Free admission
Centennial Hall 

Tuesday, January 17

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Megan Keller, '12
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor 

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Genesis Employee Assistance Program Informational Meeting
Board Room, College Center, 2nd floor 

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

5:30 PM - Sky Full of Lighters
Lantern-lighting event complete with inspiring music and hot chocolate and a ceremony to bring tears to your eyes and motivation to take a stand. Buy a lantern for only $3 and write the name of a loved one or someone you know fighting cancer, and turn the switch to light the Quad with HOPE!  Lanterns are on sale all week in the College Center or you can buy yours at the event.
Lower Quad 

Wednesday, January 18

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Faculty, Staff & Administrators' Bible Study
New Bible Study Series: "Justice for the Poor" featuring a 10-minute DVD introduction to each of the six sessions by Jim Wallis, editor-in-chief of Sojourners Magazine."
Bring your lunch and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Women's & Gender Studies Tea Series: Conquering Canaan and Making Men? Manculinity in the Book of Judges
presented by Kelly Murphy
Evald Great Hall 

7:00 PM - Hispanic Film Festival: Lula Son of Brazil
This free film is the story of the early years of Brazilian President Luis Inácio da Silva, a man who came from nowhere to eventually achieve success (Not rated; in Portuguese with subtitles). 128 min.
Free admission
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

Thursday, January 19

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Genesis Employee Assistance Program Informational Meeting
Board Room, College Center, 2nd floor

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM - 13th Annual Augustana Food Fair"
Sample a wide variety of products and help select new items for next year's menu. Free.
College Center Dining room & 2nd Floor Lounge 

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

7:00 PM - Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War"
Steve Warren leads this series of reading and discussion groups
For details or to register and obtain copies of all program materials, visit the 2nd floor reference desk or call 309-524-2470.
Free admission
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 

Friday, January 20

Registration for So, Jr, Sr Students

1:30 PM - Windows 7/Office 2010 Workshop
Workshop will cover "What's New" with Windows 7 and Office 2010
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale
Olin 109 

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Mary Windeknecht presents "Advising:  Intervention with At-Risk Students"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center 

4:30 PM - Deadline to submit Summer Research Fellowships

7:30 PM - Percussion Ensemble Concert
A wide variety of percussion repertoire performed by Augustana students under the direction of Tony Oliver.
Free admission
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall  

Saturday, January 21

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Asian Night
Students and faculty are given a chance to try new foods and observe cultures different from their own.
Tickets will be on sale Jan. 11-16 in the College Center during lunch and dinner hours. $5 in advance; $6 at the door
Westerlin Residence Center 

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Randall Hall, saxophone
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Sunday, January 22

11:30 AM - 4:30 PM - 2nd Annual Women in Leadership Symposium
RSVP to wgs@augustana.edu or janesimonsen@augustana.edu
Evald Hall

Volume 9, Issue 18 - January 16, 2012

Faculty News

The Jepson Manual Cover Jason Koontz's (Biology Department) treatments on the larkspurs of California (Consolida and Delphinium) has just been published in the thoroughly revised and expanded second edition of The Jepson Manual by The University of California Press

From the publisher:
The second edition of The Jepson Manual thoroughly updates this acclaimed work, the single most comprehensive resource on California's amazingly diverse flora. The Jepson Manual, second edition, integrates the latest science with the results of intensive fieldwork, institutional collaboration, and efforts of hundreds of contributing authors into an essential reference on California's native and naturalized vascular plants.

The second edition includes treatments of many newly described or discovered taxa and recently introduced plants, and reflects major improvements to plant taxonomy from phylogenetic studies. Nearly two-thirds of the 7,600 species, subspecies, and varieties the volume describes are now illustrated with diagnostic drawings. Geographic distributions, elevation ranges, flowering times, nomenclature, and the status of non-natives and native taxa of special concern have all been updated throughout. This edition also allows for identification of 240 alien taxa that are not fully naturalized but sometimes encountered. A new chapter on geologic, climatic, and vegetation history of California is also featured

The flora is available online.

 

Peter Kivisto (Soc., Anth. & Social Welfare Dept.) had an article titled "We Really Are All Multiculturalists Now" published in The Sociological Quarterly (vol. 53, no. 1, 2012: pp. 1-24). This is the printed version of his Midwest Sociological Society Presidential Address, which he delivered on March 25, 2011 in St. Louis. An earlier version of the paper was presented under the title "Rethinking Multicultural Civil Society" as the keynote address at the annual conference of the Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration at the University of Oulu (Finland) on October 21, 2010.

 

Dan Lee's (Religion Dept.) book Human Rights and the Ethics of Globalization (Cambridge University Press, 2010), which he co-authored with his daughter, Elizabeth J. Lee, was one of the books featured at a "Breakfast with an Author" session at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics in Washington, D.C.

 

Tim Muir (Biology) recently attended the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in Charleston, SC where he presented his project entitled, "Energy use in terrestrially hibernating hatchling turtles (Chrysemys picta) is extremely sensitive to overwintering temperature."