Monday, March 4

Exhibit: "Burning Truths: A Women's Work" Pyrographies of Female Saints by Kat Hustedde
Exhibit runs March 4 - May 17, 2013
Thomas Tredway Library

7:00 PM - Mutual Fund Observer
David Snowball presents "Mutual Fund Observer" to the Quad-Cities Computer Society. He is the founder and publisher of Mutual Fund Observer, a free, independent, non-commercial website
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL

Tuesday, March 5

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Dan Conway, Business Administration
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Blue and Gold Certification: Photo Editing Basics
RSVP to Kristina Jansson, x7476
Olin 105

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Fulbright Information Session for Students CANCELLED...to be rescheduled
Olin 201

7:00 - 8:30 PM - Dr. Corey Ciocchetti "Authentic Life"
Dr. Corey Ciocchetti speaks to thousands of individuals each year about "authentic success" and living an ethical life. He is the author 'Real Rabbits: Chasing An Authentic Life."
Centennial Hall

Wednesday, March 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

3:00 - 3:30 PM - Candidate for Director of Residential Life Conversation - Michael Burns
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

Thursday, March 7

8:15 - 9:30 AM - A Stronger Quad Cities: The Importance of Diverse Coalition Building
Augustana's Dr. Christopher Whitt, assistant professor of political science, will speak on "A Stronger Quad Cities: The Importance of Diverse Coalition Building."
Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Multicultural Speaker Series.
The event will begin with a breakfast and registration at 7:45 a.m. The program will begin at 8:15.
Ticket Price: $20 for members, $25 future members, $10 students - Order Tickets
Centre Station, 1200 River Drive, Moline, IL

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Blue and Gold Certification: Photo Editing Basics
RSVP to Kristina Jansson, x7476
Olin 105

3:00 - 3:30 PM - Candidate for Director of Residential Life Conversation - Julie McMahon
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

Friday, March 8

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Mark Salisbury presents "Applying the principles of improv to college teaching"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

2:00 - 2:30 PM - Candidate for Director of Residential Life Conversation - Christina Lorge-Grover
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

8:00 PM - Augustana Choir Home Concert
Free admission
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 N. Brady Street, Davenport, IA

Saturday, March 9

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Orff workshop: Orff in all Directions
This workshop is the third in a series of four workshops for music educators focused on Orff instruments and instruction. The final workshop for the 2012-13 academic year will take place on April 27.
$40 including lunch; $8 for students
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

1:00 PM - Transcending Gun Violence Through the Power of Nonviolence
Dr. David Cortright, author and leading proponent of reducing gun violence, will lead a discussion on the use of non-violence to affect social change
102 Hanson Hall of Science

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphonic Band Home Concert
Centennial Hall

Sunday, March 10

2:00 - 4:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks:
Masterworks: Rite of Spring and Pictures at an Exhibition
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra  will present Masterworks: Masterworks: Rite of Spring and Pictures at an Exhibition.
Concert Conversations will begin at 1:00 PM
Tickets are $8 - $15
Centennial Hall

7:00 PM - Faculty Recital: Samantha Keehn, trombone and Howard Eckdahl, baritone
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Organ Showcase
Larry Peterson, director of music for Campus Ministries and instructor of organ, will perform in an hour-long Organ Showcase.
The concert will feature some of the finest organists from the Quad-Cities, and showcase one of the Midwest's premier tracker-action baroque instruments. The cathedral's Wolff organ was designed in the northern German tradition of organ building from the Baroque era.
Organ literature will include works by Bach, Sweelinck, Mendelsson, Walther, Widor and others.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 121 W. 12th Street, Davenport, IA

Volume 10, Issue 23 - March 4, 2013

Announcements

FULBRIGHT INFORMATION SESSION FOR STUDENTS
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
4:00 PM
Olin 201

Please consider encouraging your best juniors to apply for the Fulbright award next fall. To help students think about applying, Margaret Farrar will host a Fulbright Informational Session Tuesday, March 5th at 4:00 p.m. in Olin 201. Information will be shared about the program, and Professor Mariano Magalhaes, who is the recent recipient of a faculty Fulbright award to Brazil will be in attendance. The qualities the national commission looks for in candidates, how students might select a country for application, and the timeline for application, among other things will be discussed.

A Fulbright award is a grant that allows a college graduate to live and work in a country outside the U.S. for a full year. Fulbright awards are extremely competitive; as such, they are particularly desirable for students who eventually want to go to graduate school, go into government work, or work in nonprofit organizations. However, regardless of one's future path, a Fulbright provides a potentially thrilling experience for students and is a terrific addition to any resume.

You can see the timetable for application here: http://www.augustana.edu/x52618.xml
You can read more about the types of Fulbrights awarded here: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/types-of-grants
More details about countries who sponsor Fulbright scholars and the language requirements involved can be found here: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/regions


CAMPUS RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL CLIMATE SURVEY

During the month of March,  Augustana will participate in the Campus Religious and Spiritual Climate Survey administered by Eboo Patel's organization, Interfaith Youth Core. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors will be invited to participate in the survey. This survey is meant to explore the ways that campus climate affects student experiences and development while in college. The survey period will be March 1-March 30, 2013. Students will get weekly email reminders to take the survey that include a customized link for each student. Your help in encouraging participation will be appreciated. We hope to hear from students who represent a wide spectrum of worldviews, including religious and non-religious perspectives. 

Thank you for your help in encouraging participation with the survey. For questions contact: Pastor Kristen Glass Perez, College Chaplain or Mark Salisbury, Director of  Institutional Research and Assessment.


TREDWAY LIBRARY NOW OFFERING IN-DEPTH RESEARCH HELP APPOINTMENTS

The Tredway reference librarians are pleased to introduce a new service to you and your students: appointments for in-depth research help.  Following models at institutions such as Oberlin, Grinnell, and Amherst - as well as responding to a trend in our library of students requesting more one-on-one consultations with librarians - we wished to provide students with another means by which to reach out to us for research help.  We anticipate this service will be most beneficial to upper-level students working on Senior Inquiry or other advanced research projects, but it is available to students at all levels.

If you feel your students might benefit from this service, please share this information with them!  The form to request an appointment is accessible on our "Ask a Librarian" webpage, or you may also access the form directly.

We will continue to offer our regular research help desk hours, and are also available for walk-in office visits.  If you have any questions about this service, please contact reference librarian Anne Earel: anneeearel@augustana.edu or x7315.


 

TRANSCENDING GUN VIOLENCE THROUGH THE POWER OF NONVIOLENCE
PRESENTED BY DR. DAVID CORTRIGHT
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013
1:00 PM
HANSON HALL OF SCIENCE

Dr. Cortright is the Director of Policy Studies for the Kroc Institute at Notre Dame University. Dr. Cortright is a nationally-recognized speaker on peace issues and has written extensively about nonviolent social change, nuclear disarmament, and the use of multilateral sanctions and incentives as tools of international peacemaking. He has likewise authored a number of books, the most recent entitled, "ending Obama's War". In addition, Dr. Cortright has offered his research services in Canada, Japan, Germany and the United Nations.

This presentation is sponsored by JustFaith QC, a local group which addresses peace and nonviolence. The event is hosted by Augustana College Campus Ministries. Call or email Jack or May Knepp for more details 309-738-7806 or jknepp2604@aol.com.



"BURNING TRUTHS: A WOMAN'S WORK"
Pyrographies of Female Saints by Kat Hustedde
Exhibit:  Thomas Tredway Library, March 4 - May 17, 2013
Artist talk: Monday, March 25, 2013, 4:00 p.m.

Kat Hustedde is an artist living and working in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area. She is a high school art teacher.  In 2012, Kat completed her M.A. in Visual Studies at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.

Influenced by the design meanderings of Art Nouveau and the complexities and contradictions of womanhood and religion, Kat Hustedde created a series of pyrographies (images produced by the process of burning wood) of female saints that, she says, "I prayed to in my youth." As an adult, Kat sees that many of these saints deal with women's issues: fertility, marriage, domestic violence, pregnancy, penitence, and housework. Kat states, "By conjuring their 'likenesses', I am venerating them, but in a way far removed from the prayerfulness of when I was a practicing Catholic. I acknowledge their existence as women who faced great hardship and conflict, more than as metaphysical beings that have an impact on their assigned advocacy." Kat's representations are at home on antique wooden ironing boards, symbols themselves of womanhood, domesticity, and labor.
 



GEIFMAN PRIZE IN HOLOCAUST STUDIES

This is an annual student competition on the theme "A 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 PM, 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.  The deadline for applications for the 2013-14 Fellowship is May 1, 2013. Details on Fellowship may be found here:  www.augustana.edu/geifman


  
STONE LECTURESHIP IN JUDAISM
"Why Was the Bible Written? A Matter of Politics"
by Dr. Jacob L. Wright, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Monday, March 18, 2013
7:00 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Why was the Bible written?  Many books seek to answer the Who, What, When, and Where of Biblical inquiry. One of the best-selling works of all time in biblical studies, for example, addresses the question Who Wrote the Bible? Most other works focus on the Bible's historicity, the ethical questions it poses, the lives of individual figures from its narratives, or particular themes. These are all significant facets of the Bible and deserve attention, yet the one question that is most intriguing and that determines how we approach all other matters related to the Bible is Why was the Bible written?  In this lecture, Dr. Jacob L. Wright will answer this challenging question with a surprising thesis-that the biblical authors intended to create a radically new form of political community. 

 Professor Wright teaches courses on biblical interpretation, the history and archaeology of ancient Israel, and Northwest Semitic languages. He is the author of a number of articles on Ezra-Nehemiah as well as Rebuilding Identity: The Nehemiah Memoir and Its Earliest Readers, which won a 2008 Templeton prize. Dr. Wright delivered the prestigious 2010-11 lecture in Milieux biblique at the Collège de France in Paris, and was awarded a 2011-12 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. Professor Wright is a member of Emory's Faculty of Distinction.

The Stone Lectureship in Judaism was established in 1983 in honor of Dr. Alex and Martha Stone.



GEIFMAN LECTURE
Joseph B. Koek, Holocaust Survivor

Monday, April 8, 2013
7:00 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Joe Koek, born in the Netherlands in 1930, was hidden in the Dutch underground during World War II. When he was 11, Joe and two sisters left their parents and never saw them again. They were moved from location to location to avoid the Nazis, and all three survived. Joe lives in Chicago.



GEIFMAN SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE
Heather Miller Rubens, Ph.D., Roman Catholic Scholar, Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies
"Christians and Jews:  Cultivating Interfaith Dialogue"
Wednesday & Thursday, April 17 & 18, 2013
 

 Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 7:00 PM, Wilson Center
"Exploring the Difference: Christian and Jewish Interpretations of Isaiah's Suffering Servant"
Free and open to the public

While Jews and Christians share sacred texts, the two communities read, interpret, and embody their traditions in distinctly different ways. Over the course of an evening, Dr. Rubens will examine various Jewish and Christian interpretations of Isaiah's Suffering Servant, including a biblical illumination from The Saint John's Bible, in order to explore important differences in the Jewish and Christian interpretative imaginations.

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 5:45 PM Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Conversation, Founders Basement
"Continuing the Dialogue:  Interfaith Understanding after College"
Sponsored by Interfaith Understanding Group, and open to the College community.

Dr. Rubens invites students to consider how they will engage in inter-religious dialogue in their post-collegiate lives (a.k.a. "the Real World").  She challenges students to consider their own obligation to promote inter-religious understanding in the greater United States, and will help students evaluate the various opportunities for inter-religious encounter available today.


PechaKucha Night
Thursday, March 28, 2013
6:30 PM
Figge Museum

The Figge is excited to host PechaKucha Night as part of Thursdays at the Figge. This fun, informal event allows community members to share their ideas and interests-from recent travels to hobbies like knitting to major academic pursuits. Anyone can present at a PechaKucha Night, and the format is simple: presenters are allowed to show 20 images, each for 20 seconds, while they talk about their topic along with the images. Ten years after its development in Tokyo, nearly 600 cities worldwide host PechaKucha Night! For more information about Figge's PechaKucha Night or to get involved, contact Melissa Hueting at 563.326.7804 x7895 or mhueting@figgeartmuseum.org.

Upcoming dates for PechaKucha Night: April 25, June 27



NEW EXHIBIT IN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
HIGHBROW TO LOWBROW: THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY THROUGH JOHN HENRY HAUBERG'S BOOK COLLECTION

John Henry Hauberg was an amateur historian, photographer, progressive-era activist, member of civic and cultural societies, and a book collector. What can a person's book collection tell us about him? Like all good collectors, Hauberg had specific areas of interest. He was especially drawn to books which dealt in some way with the Upper Mississippi River Valley, including its history, exploration, and geography, among other topics.  When Hauberg died in 1955, many of his papers and books were given to Augustana College. This includes over 300 book titles, over 100 linear feet of manuscript materials, and approximately 60,000 images in different formats. Today, Hauberg's books form the backbone of Special Collections's materials on local and regional history. 

Hauberg's interest in collecting books on the Upper Mississippi River Valley stemmed at least partly from his deep interest in local history.  In addition to his published writings, there are many historical manuscripts found only in unpublished versions in his personal papers. He often illustrated his articles with photographs he had taken himself. Hauberg, an accomplished lecturer, spoke to audiences about his travels, his historical research, Native Americans, progressive-era causes, and other topics, all often illustrated with slide shows put together from his own photographs.

Hauberg also used his book collection as a working library.  While he had a number of historically important titles, many of which would have been expensive to purchase, others are small local publications; works of all kinds include Hauberg's notes on the text. "Highbrow to Lowbrow: The Upper Mississippi River Valley through John Henry Hauberg's Book Collection" reflects the wide range of Hauberg's book collecting interests through books from his collection and documentation about his collecting from his personal papers. 

The exhibit will be on display in Special Collections throughout spring term. 

 


ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FEST
March 23, 2013
11:00 AM
Olin Auditorium

The eighth annual Environmental Film Fest will be held from 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Saturday, March 23, 2013 in the Olin Center Auditorium. Admission is free. Doors open at 11:00 AM. Movies roll at 11:30 AM. Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided. There will be fun and inspirational 5-minute short films before the feature films.

Schedule of award-winning films:

11:00 AM Last Call at the Oasis
2:00 PM   The Clean Bin Project
3:30 PM   Chasing Ice

Parking is available along 38th St. and 7th Ave. and in lots on the campus map (Olin Center is no. 60 on map). The event is sponsored by the Eagle View Group of the Sierra Club, Augustana College and Radish Magazine.


PROMOTING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AT LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES
Saturday, April 6, 2013
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Augustana College

Registration information is available online or by contacting Dr. Ellen Hay at ellenhay@augustana.edu or (309) 794-8614. The registration fee of $50 for the day includes lunch and snacks.

The conference will bring faculty, staff and administrators from across the country together to share success stories and best practices, as well as the challenges involved in encouraging more participation in undergraduate research on the part of both students and faculty. Keynote speaker Dr. Julio Rivera is provost of Carthage College in Wisconsin and president-elect of the national Council on Undergraduate Research.

tRIn addition to the keynote speaker, the conference will feature a variety of concurrent sessions on topics such as securing funding, scaffolding background learning, celebrating student work, rewarding faculty and changing institutional culture.


INVITATION TO RECOGNITION OF STUDENT HONORS
AND SENIOR HONORS CONVOCATION

All faculty and staff are invited to the Saturday, May 4, 2013 Recognition of Student Honors at 11:30 AM in Hanson Hall of Science Room 102, in conjunction with the Celebration of Learning. This program will honor underclassmen receiving departmental honors. No registration for the Celebration of Learning is required to attend the Recognition of Student Honors, if you are not actively presenting or otherwise attending the Celebration of Learning.

All faculty and staff and also invited to the Senior Honors Convocation on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 12:00 Noon in Centennial Hall. The ceremony will recognize academic and departmental honors for senior students, including Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Delta, Lincoln Academy Student Laureate, and SGA Awards.

Please mark these events on your calendars and plan to attend.


CLASS ON PRESERVING FAMILY HISTORY
April 6, 2013
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Denkmann Hall

The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center and the American Scandinavian Society at Augustana College will offer a genealogy class on the practical aspects of caring for family papers with proper storage, organization, and ways to minimize the risk of loss or damage to a collection. Participants will see examples of safe storage and proper care. The class will be taught by Lisa Huntsha, archivist at the Swenson Swedish Immigration Reserach Center. Parking is available in Faculty/Staff Lot "h.". The class is free, but registration is required. Call 309-794-7204 or email sag@augustana.edu to register.


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
 


 
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
Deadline to contact Margaret Farrar:  Thursday, March 14, 2013
Deadline to register: Wednesday, March 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? More about the conference HERE.