Monday, February 4

Tredway Library will have an extended schedule until Feb. 14

4:30 PM - Graphic Design Candidate, Vickie Phipps, to speak about her work
Community Engagement Center Classroom, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

Tuesday, February 5

No Tuesday Reflection this week

4:15 - 4:45 - Sign Language Table
Open to of all levels. It will be a casual, conversation-style table led by Renee Poust, who teaches the sign language course on campus, and Annie Schone, a Communication Sciences and Disorders major. The group primarily will converse in signed English, but those with knowledge of American Sign Language are encouraged to come as well.

Wednesday, February 6

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

1:30 - 2:30 PM - Augustana Endowment Society "How History Views the Civil War"
presented by Lendol Calder. Free admission
Westerlin Lounge

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

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Joyce Taylor Retirement Gathering
Advancement Office, Sorensen Hall, 2nd floor

7:00 - 9:30 PM - 18th Annual Hispanic Film Festival: "El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in their Eyes)"
Rated R. Free Admission
102 Hanson Hall of Science

8:00 PM - Jazz Combo Soiree
The program includes "Hallelujah Time" by Oscar Peterson, "I can't Stop Loving You" by Gibson, "Watch What Happens" by Michel Legrand, and "Basstronaut" by Paquito D'Rivera. Free admission
Wallenberg Hall

Thursday, February 7

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

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

10:40 - 11:10 AM - "The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad"
Members of Augustana's Black Student Union will present a 20-minute play. The play illustrates the story of slaves' use of the Big Dipper (known as the drinking gourd) to locate the North Star which would lead them north to freedom along the Underground Railroad.
John Deere Lecture Hall

7:00 PM - 12th Annual Augustana French Film Festival - "Le  hérisson (The Hedgehog)"
Film is in French with English subtitles
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

7:00 PM - The 10th Annual Production of Eve Ensler's play "The Vagina Monologues"
The Vagina Monologues has been translated into more than 45 languages and performed in more than 130 countries. Ensler also created V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances.
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Friday, February 8

Freistat Grant Application Submission Deadline to Heidi Storl

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - "Planning for our April 9th Symposium Day"
presented by Peter Kivisto, Paul Croll, Carrie Hough, and Chris Whitt
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

7:30 PM - An Evening of Short Plays by David Ives
Free admission
Black Box Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

Saturday, February 9

2:00 PM - Concert Band Concert
Free admission
Centennial Hall

3:00 PM - An Evening of Short Plays by David Ives
Free admission
Black Box Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

6:00 PM - Camp Kesem Trivia Night
$10 per person on eight-person teams
The Viking Club,  1450 41st Street, Moline, Illinois

7:00 PM - The 10th Annual Production of Eve Ensler's play "The Vagina Monologues"
The Vagina Monologues has been translated into more than 45 languages and performed in more than 130 countries. Ensler also created V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances.
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert
This concert will include "Glaciers" by James Romig, "Symphony No. 1 in B flat 'Spring'" by Robert Schumann, and "Berceuse Elegiaque" by Ferruccio Busoni. Free admission
Centennial Hall

Sunday, February 10

Volume 10, Issue 21 - February 4, 2013

Announcements

GRAPHIC DESIGN CANDIDATE PRESENTATION
Vickie Phipps
Monday, February 4, 2013
4:30 PM
Community Engagement Center Classroom

The Art Department invites you to meet Vickie Phipps, candidate for the graphic design position. She will give a presentation on her work in the Center for Engagement (CEC) classroom in Sorensen Hall on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 4:30 P.M.  All are welcome to attend.

Vickie Phipps earned her MFA at the University of Tennessee where she taught graphic design, including video production, concept development,  and expressive typography.  She has worked in community television and also administered the Emory and Henry College Bonner Scholar Program in which students did volunteer service in public service agencies.  She was also part of a collaborative research project at the US Memorial Holocaust Museum entitled, "The Path to Vichy."

 


BUDGET TRAINING FOR DEPARTMENT & PROGRAM CHAIRS
Monday, February 11, 2013
4:00 - 5:30 PM
17 Evald Hall



 
CELEBRATION OF SCHOLARSHIP
Monday, February 18, 2013
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
HANSON HALL OF SCIENCE

For the past several years, we have received complaints about low attendance at sabbatical, pre-tenure and other faculty research talks. In response to these complaints, we have decided to change the format for these discussions. This year we will hold a Celebration of Faculty Scholarship afternoon (not unlike the Celebration of Learning).

This year's event will take place on Monday, February 18th (right after grades are due), from 12:00 until 4:00. Presenters and other attendees will have lunch in the 2nd floor Atrium, and then participate in thematic panels organized around faculty research. As in the past, we'll also showcase the faculty's creative work for the past year (please use the form found here to submit your work.) Our hope is that we'll have a real opportunity to talk to each other about our work. All faculty are invited to attend. A free lunch is included.  Please RSVP to Mary Koski.


 

GEIFMAN PRIZE IN HOLOCAUST STUDIES

Annual student competition on the theme "Response to the Holocaust." Submissions may include essays, research papers, poems, plays, artwork, music, or other creative expression in response to literature, travel, or research. Monetary award: up to $300. Submissions made to Margi Rogal (margaretrogal@augustana.edu) or Tredway Library, by 4:00 p.m., March 22, 2013.

 

GEIFMAN FELLOWSHIP IN JEWISH CULTURE

Annual student fellowship. Fellow will develop a lesson plan on an aspect of Jewish culture and present the lesson in area schools. Subjects might include:  history, music, literature, travel, theatre, cuisine, dance, social justice. Stipend:  $2000.  Details on Fellowship may be found here:  www.augustana.edu/geifman
 


 STUDENT LEARNING THROUGH MENTORED SCHOLARSHIP

Student learning through Mentored Scholarship (SLMS) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open-access journal that focuses on mentored learning within higher education. The journal engages in disseminating innovative practices that demonstrate how academic professionals, community leaders, and professionals from the government or private sectors employ supportive mentoring to increase learning success and educational effectiveness by engaging directly with students or less experienced faculty. Critical to success is the mentees' initiative in exercising a participatory role in design and enactment of the learning experience. Mentee and mentor co-authored manuscripts are especially encouraged.  Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sageopen
to submit your manuscript.

Examples of topics of special interest to the readership of SLMS include:

•  Mentored learning experiences in or out of class

•  Learning produced through mentored student research

•  Internships and service learning

•  Cooperative learning experiences

•  Community engagement projects

•  Co-curricular activities or projects that support and advance formal learning

•  Longitudinal development studies

•  Administrative, management, or peer support of mentored learning

•  Centers and institutes with a special mission to support mentored learning

•  Initiatives that support mentored learning within special groups such as minorities

•  Mentoring that encourages or inspires participants toward careers

•  Curricula that utilize mentored student learning





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?