Monday, November 14

Winter Term Classes Begin

"By Hand: A Collection of Commercial Lettering and Illustration From the 1920s to the 1940s" Exhibit Begins (through December 16)
Tredway Library, 2nd floor

4:00 PM - PTPL Report Presentation: Laura Hartman: "Transportation Ethics: American Christianity and Human Motion"
Wilson Center

Tuesday, November 15

Augustana College Art Museum Exhibit: Liberal Arts through the AGES 2011-2012
on display through February 11
Art Museum, Centennial Hall

10:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Laurel Householter, '12
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

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

Wednesday, November 16

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
Chicago Room, College Center

4:30 PM - Opening Reception with painter Leslie Bell "By Hand: A Collection of Commercial Lettering and Illustration From the 1920s to the 1940s" Exhibit. Includes short talk by the collector Les Bell, and refreshments"
Tredway Library, 2nd floor

8:00 PM - Theatrical Trombone Performance
This recital by Samantha Keehn will combine the two arts of music and theatre
Free Admission
Black Box Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

Thursday, November 17

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Blood Drive
Loft, College Center, 2nd floor

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation: LSFY 102 Panel: "From Antiquity to Modernity: How does exploring the past deepen our understanding of the human condition?"
LSFY faculty provide a chronological overview of ideas and issues addressed during the term, highlighted by music and artistic images.
Centennial Hall

2:30 - 3:30 PM - The Augustana Mathematics & Computer Science Department Reading Group will discuss the book "The Theory That Would Not Die" by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Olin 202

7:00 - 10:00 PM - College Night at the Figge: Paris When It Sizzles
Inspired by the Special exhibition Turn of the Century Posters from the Krannert Art Museum Collection, College Night offers free admission for college students, faculty and staff
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second Street, Davenport, Iowa

Friday, November 18

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: "Best Practices in Academic Advising" with Mary Windeknecht
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

4:00 PM - Sabbatical Leave Report Presentation: Janina Ehrlich: Music for Cello by Jewish Composers--A Work in Progress"
Bergendoff 113

5:30 PM - The American Scandinavian Association will serve a traditional Lutfisk Dinner and Jennifer Horrell of the Scandinavian Department will speak on "Swedish Crime Fiction"
The dinner is a scholarship fundraiser. Cost is $20 for ASA members, $25 for non-members and $10 for children and students. Reservations are due 11-14-11 to Loryann Eis, 309-762-8303
College Center

8:00 PM - Opera at Augustana Presents "The Long Christmas Dinner"
$12 adults, $10 senior citizens and students, $8 children
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Dance Company Fall Performance
$8 general public, $5 students. Call 309-794-7306 for tickets
Centennial Hall

Saturday, November 19

7:00 PM - An Intimate Evening with Mark Schulz
This Dove Award-winning artis has become one of the Christian music's most acclaimed singer/songwriters
$10 in advance, $12 at the door. Augustana students, faculty and staff should come to the Ticket Office with their ID to pick up their free tickets in person.
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Opera at Augustana Presents "The Long Christmas Dinner"
$12 adults, $10 senior citizens and students, $8 children
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, November 20

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Book discussion: Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
Travel Reads book discussion series.
Free Admission
Evald Great Hall

6:00 PM - Pre-Thanksgiving Day Dinner, sponsored by the Black Student Union
Free and open to all Augustana students, staff and faculty
Dahl President's Home

8:00 PM - Opera at Augustana Presents "The Long Christmas Dinner"
$12 adults, $10 senior citizens and students, $8 children
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

 

Volume 9, Issue 12 - November 14, 2011

This Week's Message

If there were an Advisor of the Year Award at Augustana, would you be among the finalists? The winner perhaps? Do you have some gems of advising wisdom to share with your colleagues? Here's an opportunity to demonstrate your advising expertise and learn a few new techniques from your peers.

At Friday Conversation this week, we will begin the process of developing Augustana's Advising Best Practices. These Best Practices will reflect our collective advising experience and help determine what we, as individuals, can do to improve our effectiveness as advisors and mentors. We will also share our methods of achieving these best practices, giving you valuable take-aways you can put into place right away to benefit your advisees.

Academic advising "is the only structured activity on the campus in which all students have the opportunity for one-to-one interaction with a concerned representative of the institution" (Habley, 1994). As you know, the directive to improve advising and mentoring is a central focus of Augustana's strategic plan. I invite you to be part of this Friday Conversation and help us take a small step toward addressing that directive.

Join us on Friday at 4 p.m. in the Wilson Center and show us what you've got!

 

Mary Windeknecht
Director of Advising and Retention