Monday, January 23

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Faculty Forum: Gen Ed Committee invites faculty to a discussion on the Future of AGES
Olin Auditorium 

6:30 PM - Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center's Book Discussion
"City of My Dreams", the first in a series by Per Anders Fogelstrom
RSVP to sag@augustana.edu or 309.794.7204
Swenson Center, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - Nature Reads: An Evening of Nature Literature
Faculty and students share their favorite accounts of the beauty of nature
Brew by the Slough, Tredway Library, 4th floor 

Tuesday, January 24

10:30 AM - "What's New with Windows 7 and Office 2010"  CANCELLED
Olin 109 

10:45 AM - General Student Recital"
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

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

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

5:00 - 6:00 PM - After Hours Prose & Poetry
Tredway Library, Room 518 

Wednesday, January 25

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

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

3:45 PM - ACTL session:  "Reflection - in the Classroom and Over the Course of the Major"
presented by Rebecca Cook, Kristin Douglas and Stephanie Fuhr
Tredway Library, 2nd floor South end 

7:00 PM - Hispanic Film Festival: Octubre
Film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Rated R. Free admission
Olin 102 

7:30 PM - Community Lecture Series: "The Epistemology of Moral Controversy" presented by Doug Parvin
Free Admission
Olin 122 

Thursday, January 26

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation - Callie Crossley:  "Civil Rights History: Back to the Future?"
Centennial Hall 

6:30 PM - Mad Hatter Tea Party
Karin Youngberg will discuss tea party scenes from various Alice in Wonderland films. This event celebrates the 180th anniversary of the birth of Lewis Carroll, author of "Alice in Wonderland".
Tea and tarts will be served
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa 

7:00 PM - "Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War"
Steve Warren will lead this third session on the American Civil War.
For details or to register and obtain copies of program materials, visit 2nd fl. reference desk or call 309.524.2470. Free admission.
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st Street, Moline, Illinois 

Friday, January 27

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Gen Ed Committee invites faculty to a discussion on the Future of AGES
3:30 PM
- refreshments
Wilson Center 

6:00 - 9:00 PM - Sights and Sounds Exhibit
This free event features photography from both Augustana students and Quad-Cities high school students. The exhibition runs through 2-24-12.
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa 

7:30 PM - "How I Learned to Drive", a play about one young woman's complicated relationship with her uncle
Jennifer Popple, director
Recommended for junior high and older. Tickets are $11 for the public, $9 for senior citizens and students. Order tickets.
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

Saturday, January 28

7:30 PM - "How I Learned to Drive", a play about one young woman's complicated relationship with her uncle
Jennifer Popple, director
Recommended for junior high and older. Tickets are $11 for the public, $9 for senior citizens and students. Order tickets.
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall
SABBATICAL REPORT following the performance presented by Adam Parboosingh.  Faculty, staff, students are invited to attend.

8:00 - 9:30 PM - James Galea
Called "magic's best card shark" Australian magician James Galea made his debut on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
$8 for the public; free for Augustana faculty, staff and students
Centennial Hall 

Sunday, January 29

1:30 PM - "How I Learned to Drive", a play about one young woman's complicated relationship with her uncle
Jennifer Popple, director
Recommended for junior high and older. Tickets are $11 for the public, $9 for senior citizens and students. Order tickets.
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

4:00 PM - Travel Reads Book Club "No Reservations"
This colorful coffee table book by Anthony Bourdain will be discussed.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Evald Great Hall 

5:30 PM - Pea Soup Supper and Civil War Program
Pea soup supper served by the American Scandinavian Association. Mike Wendell, administrator of the Bishop Hill Heritage Association and Dan Dauw, a Civil War re-enactor, will speak on "Swedes in the Civil War".
5:30 - social hour
6:00 - dinner
$10 for adults and $5 for students. Make reservations by 1-23-12 - 309.762.8303 or email Loryann Eis
Westerlin Residence Center lounge 

Volume 9, Issue 19 - January 23, 2012

This Week's Message

Dear colleagues,

The Gen Ed Committee invites you to join us for one or both discussions that we have scheduled this week on Monday at 4:00 in the Olin Auditorium and Friday at 4:00 in the Wilson Center.

We are seeking your input about our proposal for realigning Augustana's general education curriculum (AGES). We want to hear from you before we finalize our recommendations to the RISE committee in preparation for the upcoming curriculum vote. We are asking for feedback on key componenets of our AGES program (LSFY, learning perspectives, learning communities, and G, D, and Q suffixes).

Click HERE to see the most recent draft of our realignment proposal that may serve as a starting point for next week's discussions.

We hope you will be able to join us, but if you are not, please feel free to email your feedback to me or your General Education division representative and we will share it with the committee.

Best,

Alli Haskill, on behalf of the General Education Committee