Monday, March 19

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

Tuesday, March 20

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

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

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Augustana's Four Winds and Trios
Janet Stodd, flute; Cyntha Lambrect, oboe; Susan Schwaegler, clarinet; Susan Bawden, bassoon
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Wednesday, March 21

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center, 1st floor, Sorensen Hall

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Faculty, Staff & Administrators' Bible Study
Bible Study for faculty, staff, and administrators
Bring your lunch and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

Thursday, March 22

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation and Kick-off to White Privilege Conference:  Marc Morial, CEO of the National Urban League, presents: "Exploring Economic Inequality"
Centennial Hall

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting  CANCELLED
Hanson Science 102

1:15 - 2:15 - White Privilege Conference Concurrent Sessions
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2:30 - 3:30 PM - White Privilege Conference Concurrent Sessions

3:45 - 4:45 PM - White Privilege Conference Concurrent Sessions

4:45 - Summit Reception and Reflection
Hanson Science 2nd floor Lobby 

Friday, March 23

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Farah Marklevits presents "Bringing it Together: e-Portfolio Series"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Cabaret Music Department
Featuring Augustana's professors and students from the Music Dept. performing pieces of their won and recommendations from the audience
Brew by the Slough, Tredway Library, 4th floor

8:00 PM - SBC Academy Concert & Fundraiser
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Saturday, March 24

4:00 PM - Faculty Recital: Dortha DeWit, violin, and Susan Schwaegler, clarinet
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Sunday, March 25

1:00 - 4:00 PM - Physics Department Open House
All ages are invited; however, activities are designed for students in upper elementary grades
Free admission
Hanson Science First Floor 

2:00 - 4:00 PM - Easter Craft Workshop
Easter craft workshop for all ages. Free admission, but registration is requested. Contact Helene Leaf between March 15-23 at 309-757-7606 or email HHLeaf@aol.com to make your reservations. Please indicate number of persons attending. If you can assist with any aspect of the workshop, contact Helene Leaf. Thirty or more bottles to use as vases for Easter brances are needed. Glass Snapple or salad dressing bottles work well. Please bring them to Helenne beforehand,or to the workshop that day
First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 

Volume 9, Issue 25 - March 19, 2012

This Week's Message

Welcome to Week 3.

For this week's Friday Conversation, Farah Marklevits has asked a number of her colleagues to join her in an exercise in story-telling. She and others have been fearlessly venturing into the use of electronic portfolios in their classes.  

Farah writes

Why use an electronic portfolio?

Because when students tell their stories, they can understand something new about what they know and how they know it. Because links are connections, and we want students to make connections. Because students should take responsibility for their learning. Because, like it or not, it's the digital age. Because the stories students tell about what's important in a course are the stories they take with them, and it's useful to understand what they take with them. Because images can amplify skills. Because reflection's not a dirty word. And neither is Google. Maybe.

This year, a small number of instructors (outside the Education Department), have assigned e-portfolios in their courses for the first time. What effects can e-portfolios have on teaching and learning? What might student e-portfolios look like? In this week's Friday Conversation, four instructors tell stories from their experiences to begin to address these questions, and your own, about course e-portfolios.

Come hear their stories.