THE RIVER READINGS AT AUGUSTANA COLLEGE WITH DONALD RAY POLLOCK
Thursday, April 25, 2013
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
Come one, come all! Hope to see you there! This event is free and open to the public. A brief reception will follow the reading. Books will be available for purchase. Donald Ray Pollock found fiction writing late in life. He spent thirty-two years employed in a paper mill before enrolling in Ohio State University's MFA program at age 50. After graduating in 2009, Anchor Books published Pollock's first book, Knockemstiff, which won the 2009 PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Third Coast, Chiron Review, Boulevard, Washington Square, and the Berkeley Fiction Review, to name a few. Pollock's second book, The Devil All the Time (Doubleday, 2011) has been listed by Publisher's Weekly as one of the top ten books of the year. Here is a great article on him in the River City Reader.
YOU'RE INVITED: SENIOR WINE & CHEESE
Thursday, April 25, 2013
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Every year the Office of Advancement utilizes a program called Senior Legacy to start the process of Seniors having a relationship with Augustana after graduation. Each Senior Class participates in events that take place throughout the year to come together as a class. Each participant makes a $10 or $15 donation to The Augustana Fund to participate in the program.
This is a special time for the Senior Class to dress up for a final night out together. The Faculty, Staff, & Administration at Augustana are exceptional and each of you has had a lasting impact on someone in the Senior Class. Because you all have been such an integral part of our Augustana Experience, you are cordially invited you to take a part in sending our seniors-soon-to-be-new alumni off!
You do not need to pay to take part in this event! We would love to see each of you at Wine & Cheese Night! Please RSVP HERE! Contact Anna Castro with questions x 7176.
THEATRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS FINAL PRODUCTION OF 2012-2013 SEASON
Eric Bogosian's suburbia
April 26-27 and May 3-4 at 7:30 PM
May 5 at 1:30 PM
The Augustana College Department of Theatre Arts will present Eric Bogosian's subUrbia, the final production of its 2012-2013 season, Balancing Acts. The show will be presented in Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts (3701 7th Ave.), April 26-27 and May 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 28 and May 5 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 for the general public and $9 for senior citizens, students and Augustana faculty/staff.
The story focuses on three men in their early twenties who spend much of their time in the parking lot of a convenience store in the fictional town of Burnfield. They talk trash, revel in their high school glory days and harass the Pakistani owner of the store. The turning point of this evening is the arrival of an old high school friend who has gone on to become a semi-famous musician, has an album on the charts and a video on MTV.
In the course of the evening, all of the friends congregate in the parking lot and tension mounts as they all realize things are never the same as they once were. The building tension between the friends continues late into the night as relationships are made, tested and broken. As the next day dawns, some of the group have found their way out of Burnfield while the rest are left to deal with a tragedy that could have been any one of them.
"Our hope with this play is that it sparks conversation: about the young people in our own lives who feel hopeless, and how to help them, and create a brighter future with them than the one they can envision for themselves. In the end, we hope that the audience sees why this conversation is an important one to have," said director Dr. Jennifer Popple, fellowship instructor at Augustana.
Tickets can be purchased through the Augustana Ticket Office by calling (309) 794-7306 or by visitingaugustana.edu/tickets.
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
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.
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.