Monday, January 28

4:00 - 7:00 PM - Project Pastries: Holiday Edition
Westerlin Lounge

Tuesday, January 29

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - The Role of the Supervisor
The course will analyze the role the activities of a supervirsor as they relate to accountability to team members and to the institution. Participants will assess alignment between departmental activities and institutional goals
New Ventures Center, 331 W. Third Street, Davenport, Iowa

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Love A Donor
You are cordially invited to join us in sharing our appreciation to donors who through their philanthropy support each student, program and campus building at Augustana. There will be treats, prizes and more treats. Write a short note of thanks to a donor, and you'll receive a red velvet cupcake.
Loft, College Center, 3rd floor

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Tyler Hernandez, '13
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:00 - 5:00 PM - President's Campus Forum
President Steve Bahls will share news from the Board of Trustees' recent retreat, provide an update on the college's strategic planning process and ask for input on the next steps in that process.
Olin Auditorium

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Molly Secours
Molly Secours brings to the table a sense of knowledge and compassion on the issue of racism and justice
Olin Auditorium

7:30 PM - "Inheritors"
A 1921 play about free speech by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell. Wikipedia description: "The play concerns the legacy of an idealistic farmer who wills his highly coveted midwest farmland to the establishment of a college (Act I.) The play is a stirring defense of free speech and an individual's ability to stand for her own ideals.
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital-Voice Faculty
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 - 9:00 PM - The Salon
Chadia Chambers-Samadi and Sarah Skrainka talk about French Immigration
Andreen Hall, Red Room

8:00 - 9:00 PM - CVR Fireside Chat with Jane Simonsen  rescheduled for March 12
Evald Great Hall

Wednesday, January 30

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Weekly Bible Study for Faculty, Staff, Administrators
"Soul Centering Through Nature" - Bring a Bible if you can. Bring your lunch if you wish.
Chicago Room, College Center

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Blue and Gold Certification: Excel Basics
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Olin 109

5:00 - 6:00 PM - After Hours Prose and Poetry
Sorensen Hall Break Room/Lounge

7:00 - 9:30 PM - 18th Annual Hispanic Film Festival: "La Ventana (The Window)"
Rated R. Free Admission
102 Hanson Hall of Science

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Robert Elfline, piano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, January 31

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Blue and Gold Certification: Excel Basics
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Olin 109

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM -CareerFest
North Central College, Naperville, Illinois

5:30 PM - The American Scandinavian Association presents: Pea Soup and Pancake Supper & Program
Norm and Janet Moline will present the program "The Vikings and North America: The Newfoundland Connection." 
A social hour with punch for refreshment will begin at 5:30 and dinner at 6 p.m.
Westerlin Lounge

7:00 PM - The Augustana Center for Polar Studies Winter Science Lecture "Greenland Ice Climate Sensitivity: From Minutes to Decades in the Anthropocene" presented by Dr. Jason Box of the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University
102 Hanson Hall of Science

7:00 PM - 12th Annual Augustana French Film Festival - "Les contes de la nuit (Tales of the Night)"
Film is in French with English subtitles
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

Friday, February 1

9:00 AM - February 2, 3:00 PM - Honors Music Scholarship Weekend
Bergendoff Hall

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

7:00 PM - Honors Scholarship Faculty Recital
Wallenberg Hall

7:30 PM - The Bock Eye (theatre)
Augustana College will present the world premiere of The Bock Eye, a bold and bawdy postmodern adaptation inspired by the Greek tragedy The Bacchae by Euripides. Written by American playwright Tommy Smith, The Bock Eye is a blend of old and new - a retelling of an ancient story, but with a strong contemporary attitude. The production will be directed by guest director Saffron Henke, who also directed the 2011 production of the Metamorphoses at Augustana. As is the case with the classic Greek play that inspired it, The Bock Eye deals with adult themes and contains language that is not appropriate for children.$11 for adults or $9 for students and seniors
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

8:00 PM - Jazz Ensemble Concert
Centennial Hall

Saturday, February 2

12:00 - 2:00 PM - Breast Cancer Symposium
Learn more about lifestyle risk factors of breast cancer and what you can do to help lower those risks at this senior inquiry breast cancer symposium. Hear from a survivor and a health care professional. There will be interactive games and prizes for all ages.
Hanson Science 102

4:00 - Four Choirs Concert
The Four Choir Concert features the Wennerberg Men's Chorus, Cantilena Augustana, Ascension Singers and the Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble.
Centennial Hall

5:00 - 7:00 PM - 11th Annual International Food Festival
Get your tickets through the Ticket Office
College Center Dining Room

7:30 PM - The Bock Eye (theatre)
Augustana College will present the world premiere of The Bock Eye, a bold and bawdy postmodern adaptation inspired by the Greek tragedy The Bacchae by Euripides. Written by American playwright Tommy Smith, The Bock Eye is a blend of old and new - a retelling of an ancient story, but with a strong contemporary attitude. The production will be directed by guest director Saffron Henke, who also directed the 2011 production of the Metamorphoses at Augustana. As is the case with the classic Greek play that inspired it, The Bock Eye deals with adult themes and contains language that is not appropriate for children.$11 for adults or $9 for students and seniors
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall


8:00 - 10:00 PM - MPB Special Event: Philly Blanco
A Rapper coming out of south jamaica queens with a new and refeshing sound
Free Admission
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Spektral Quartet
The Spektral Quartet includes violinists Austin Wulliman and Aurelien Pederzoli, violist Doyle Armbrust and cellist Russell Rolen. The chamber group is the ensemble-in-residence at The University of Chicago in the 2012/2013 season. Free Admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, February 3

1:30 PM - The Bock Eye (theatre)
Augustana College will present the world premiere of The Bock Eye, a bold and bawdy postmodern adaptation inspired by the Greek tragedy The Bacchae by Euripides. Written by American playwright Tommy Smith, The Bock Eye is a blend of old and new - a retelling of an ancient story, but with a strong contemporary attitude. The production will be directed by guest director Saffron Henke, who also directed the 2011 production of the Metamorphoses at Augustana. As is the case with the classic Greek play that inspired it, The Bock Eye deals with adult themes and contains language that is not appropriate for children.$11 for adults or $9 for students and seniors
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

4:00 PM - Student Recital - Timothy Jay Sapp, composition
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

Volume 10, Issue 20 - January 28, 2013

Announcements

PRESIDENT'S CAMPUS FORUM FOR EMPLOYEES

Please join President Bahls during a campus forum for employees Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 4:00 PM in Olin Auditorium. During the forum, President Bahls will share news from the Board of Trustee's mid-winter retreat (held earlier this month), provide an update on the college's strategic planning process, and elicit input on the next steps in that process.


THE AUGUSTANA CENTER FOR POLAR STUDIES WINTER SCIENCE LECTURE
"Greenland Ice Climate Sensitivity"
Dr. Jason Box of the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University
January 31, 2013
7:00 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

Dr. Jason Box has been investigating Greenland ice sheet sensitivity to weather and climate as part of 23 expeditions to Greenland since 1994. His time camping on the inland ice exceeds one year. His research examines the interactions of ice with atmospheric and ocean systems, including the role of fire in darkening the cryosphere. Dr. Box is a contributing author to the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007. Contact Jennifer Burnham x 7845 with any questions.


 

11TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL
Saturday, February 2, 2013
5:00 - 7:00 PM
College Center Dining Room

  
The Office of International Programs will host the 11th Annual International Food Festival. Join us for an all-you-care-to-eat buffet of dishes from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. Tickets are $15 per person or $26 for two, and $7 for children age 9 and younger. Doors open at 5:00 PM and serving concludes at 7:00 PM. Seating is limited, and there are no reserved seats for this event. For additional information, please visit http://www.augustana.edu/foodfest or contact Jane Tiedge. Tickets for the 11th Annual International Food Festival are available through the Ticket Office.  For menu and details, go to http://www.augustana.edu/x11272.xml.

  


ASSESSMENT

The due date for Step 2 of this years' "Planning and implementing a two-year assessment cycle" is March 1, 2013.  Send to Ellen Hay your answer to the question: "What interventions have you (or will you make) to address the issue?"


PROMOTING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH:
SHARING BEST PRACTICES

Saturday, April 6, 2013
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Augustana College

CALL FOR PRESENTERS: Undergraduate research has been identified as a high-impact practice that fosters student development, leads to greater levels of retention and persistence, and encourages synthesis and engagement.

If you are interested in sharing how your institution has addressed these and other related questions, contact Ellen Hay. This one-day conference is designed to stretch faculty development funds through collaboration and exchange. It will feature a keynote speaker, concurrent sessions and a working lunch.  Submissions are due by Friday, February 22, 2013.


 

CVs FOR ACCREDITATION

As you know, preparations are getting underway for the Higher Learning Commission accreditation. One of the things we need to accomplish is an archive of all current faculty CVs.  Please email a copy of your current CV to Steve Klien, Chair of Faculty Welfare Committee, at your earliest convenience.
 




MIDWEST FACULTY SEMINAR TOPICS 2012-2013

Again this year, Augustana College will participate in the Midwest Faculty Seminars sponsored by the University of Chicago. Participation permits the College to send two faculty members to any single seminar. Below are the dates and titles of the four 2012-2013 seminars. If you are interested in attending any of these, please contact Margaret Farrar. Margaret will nominate you and send the registration form to you for completion. You are responsible for making your own travel and accommodation arrangements. If you choose to reserve a single room, the Office of Academic Affairs will cover the costs associated with that. All Pcard receipts are to be submitted to Sherry Docherty.


Climate Change Across the Disciplines
April 18-20, 2013

The problem of climate change has of late become the source of numerous critically important academic debates. Often, however, academic discussion of the topic has been limited to the biological and physical sciences, those areas of inquiry that have done the most to bring its challenges into view. This seminar therefore proposes to examine the problem of climate change from the perspectives of the humanities and the humanistic social sciences in order to better understand the problems climate change poses for the project of humanistic inquiry. How does anthropogenic climate change challenge the way we think about ethics, politics and history? In what way does a problem like climate change alter our approaches to the study of literature and other cultural objects? Are the disciplines as constituted adequate to the task? Or does climate change foretell not just substantial changes in the way we organize our economic life, but in the way we organize our forms of knowledge as well?