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

This Week's Message

Welcome back!

Thank you for the warm welcome, words of encouragement, and support that so many of you have personally voiced to me in the past two months. I am truly grateful for the sense of community that you have worked hard to create and nurture at Augustana. I would also like to thank Dr. Ellen Hay for her exceptional service to the institution serving as the interim dean this last year and being available for me in the first few months to ensure a smooth transition.

As we begin our college's 151st year together, I want to us to reflect that in 1921, a Swedish male immigrant, Dr. Jules Mauritzson, professor of Swedish, was named the first full-time dean of the college, and today, 90 years later, an Indian immigrant woman and professor of Economics starts at Augustana as its new dean. I am certain that our life experiences were very different temporally, culturally, and in myriad other dimensions. In the past 90 years the world has changed and so has our student body, but our mission to develop qualities of the mind, spirit and body remains unchanged with an assiduous focus on student learning.

The 151st year brings many important issues to attend to:

I am confident that we will work together on these issues as we build a shared vision of our academic priorities to ensure a robust and vibrant future for Augustana. I look forward to the year that lies ahead of us. Wishing you the best for the 2011-12 academic year.

Sincerely,

Pareena
Dean of the College