Monday, January 30

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Sabbatical/Pre-Tenure Paid Leave Report Presentations
Lisa Seidlitz presents "CH stands for cheese, right? A SOTL study of a Swiss culture class" and Dara Wegman-Geedey presents (TBA)
Wilson Center 

5:00 PM - Faculty Research Proposals DUE

Tuesday, January 31

REGISTRATION FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Faculty Forum on Faculty Handbook
Olin Auditorium 

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

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

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

8:00 PM - Voice Faculty Recital
The program will feature an eclectic array of styles, composers and works.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, February 1

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

4:00 PM - Diversity in the Classroom ACTL Workshop
3:45 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center 

7:00 PM - Hispanic Film Festival: The Sky Turns
El Cielo Gira (The Sky Turns) covers a year in the life of a tiny village in northern Spain. After a 35-year absence, director Mercedes Alvarez returns to her native village. She was the last child born there, and now only 14 aged inhabitants remain (not rated).
Free Admission
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

Thursday, February 2

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting
Hanson Science 102

11:30 or 12:00 or 12:30 - I Heart Augustana Cadaver Lab
See Announcements for more information
Hanson Science 109 

7:00 PM - "Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War"
Steve Warren will lead this fourth 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, February 3

3:45 - 4:45 PM - Life as a Geoscientist in the 21st Century presented by Susan Hippler '86
Susan will talk with the Udden Geology Club about the science done by Exxon in its efforts to supply the world with oil and gas
Swenson Hall of Geosciences 106 

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Making History in Chicago, presented by President Steve Bahls
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Board Room, College Center, 2nd floor

7:00 PM - Honors Scholarship Recital
Music faculty will present a brief recital of diverse repertoire for a variety of instruments
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

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

8:00 PM - Jazz Ensemble Concert
The Augustana Jazz Ensemble plays a wide range of jazz big band repertoire
Free admission
Centennial Hall 

Saturday, February 4

4:00 PM - Augustana Four Choirs Concert
Cantilena Augustana, Wennerberg Men's Chorus, Jenny Lind Vocal Enemble, and Ascension Singers perform works by various composers and styles
Free admission
Centennial Hall

5:00 - 7:00 PM - 10th International Food Festival
Tickets are $12,50; $7 for children under 10. No tickets will be sold at the door
College Center Dining Room 

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

Sunday, February 5

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

2:00 PM - Low Brass Studio Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Volume 9, Issue 20 - January 30, 2012

This Week's Message

Making history in Chicago

Earlier this month, Augustana College made history in Chicago, at a site not too far from its very first location, a church that was home to Augustana from 1860 to 1863.

For its Mid-Winter Meeting, the Augustana Board invited more faculty members to participate in its planning sessions as there were trustees present. That is a remarkable sign of just how seriously we at Augustana take the concept of shared governance. Not only is it important to us, it's also apparently newsworthy, as evidenced by the presence of a reporter from Inside Higher Ed, who was assigned to cover the meeting precisely because of its engagement of faculty.

A major focus of the Board's meeting was strategic planning, and looking ahead to Augustana's next major strategic planning process, which I anticipate will begin in about one year. Between now and then, we as a campus community will have the opportunity to openly discuss the kinds of issues we'll want to address in Augustana's next strategic plan. This week's Friday Conversation is one facet of that dialogue, and I look forward to your participation in it.

 

Steven C. Bahls