Monday, October 22

8:00 - 8:30 AM - Clogustana Performance
Lower Quad in front of Olin 

4:30 PM - High School Chamber Festival Concert
Centennial Hall 

7:30 PM -Pre-Presidential Debate Discussion
8:00  - 9:30 PM - Debate Coverage
9:30 - Brief Post-Debate Discussion
Olin 109 

Tuesday, October 23

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Flu Shots
Free for Augustana Health Plan participants; $20 for non-participants
Chicago Room, College Center, 2nd floor

9:45 AM - Guiding Life Wellness Program Open Forum
Loft, College Center, 3rd floor 

10:45 AM - Guiding Life Wellness Program Open Forum
Loft, College Center, 3rd floor 

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Peter Kivisto, Sociology Dept.
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor 

2:00 PM - Guiding Life Wellness Program Open Forum
Loft, College Center, 3rd floor  

2:00 PM - 15th annual fall Frieze Lecture Series on the theme "What the Dickens?"
Karin Youngberg will provide an overview of the life and work of Charles Dickens, setting the table for the Series' consideration of Dickens' place in literature and history 
Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, IL 

4:30 - 7:30 PM - Harvest Buffet
$12
College Center Dining Room 

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Hallowdreen
Trick-or-treat open to children (ages 0-12) of Augie's staff, faculty and administration
Andreen Hall 

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Wednesday, October 24

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Weekly Bible Study for Faculty, Staff, Administrators
"Adventures of the Promise", tracking God's promises to Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and asking how those promises intersect with our lives. Bring a Bible if you can. Bring your lunch if you wish.
Chicago Room, College Center 

2:30 PM -Blue & Gold Certification: Beginning: Google Forms (surveys)
RSPV to Wendy Ramsdale x8092
Olin 109

5:00 - 6:00 PM - After Hours Poetry and Prose
Students and faculty are invited for a weekly hour of ungraded creative writing.
Sorensen Hall Break Room/Lounge  

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Augustana's Haunted History Tour

8:00 PM - Jazz Combo Soiree
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Thursday, October 25

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

9:30 AM -Blue & Gold Certification: Beginning: Google Apps Basic
RSPV to Kristina Jansson  x7476
Olin 109

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Augustana Wellness Team's Poker Walk
The Slough Path (starting by Denkmann Hall) 

6:00 - 9:00 PM - College Night at the Figge: Maximum Exposure
Free admission for college students, faculty and staff. The theme Maximum Exposure, through photo, video, dance and social media opportunities, celebrates the exhibition "Posing Beauty."
Create and view submissions for the College Night YouTube Video contest that poses the questions "What makes you beautiful?" and "What makes other people beautiful?" VISA gift cards will be given to first-, second- and third-place winners. For more information, visit the Figge YouTube channe
Figge Museum, 225 W 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa 

6:30 - 8:00 PM - A Night of Explosions, Color Changes, and Toothpaste?
Augustana chemistry students and faculty will perform exciting chemistry demonstrations. All ages are welcome.
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday. Family and friends remember those who have died. Altars will be outside Ascension Chapel and one in Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts.
Casa Latina

Friday, October 26

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - College Learning Outcomes Statements presented by the Assessment Committee
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 - 10:00 PM - Augustana Choir and Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble Fall Concert
Centennial Hall 

Saturday, October 27

2:00 PM Augustana Concert Band Concert
Centennial Hall 

4:00 PM - Student Recital-Brooke Randazzo, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

7:00 PM - Pianist Leon Bates, Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist, will perform
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphonic Band Concert
Centennial Hall 

Sunday, October 28

No events scheduled

Volume 10, Issue 10 - October 22, 2012

Community Engagement Center (CEC)

INTERESTED IN SERVICE LEARNING?

Research on service learning indicates that it promotes greater academic achievement and civic engagement.  "Students report that they are motivated to work harder in service learning classes, experienced deeper understanding of subject matter and social issues, and were better able to apply classroom learning to real problems" (Brownell & Swaner, 2010, p. 25).

Faculty who would like to develop a course/section with a service learning designation can receive a $500.00 grant from the CEC to support their efforts.  Brigitte McCray, a new faculty member in English, recently received this grant for two upcoming winter term courses.  In LSFY 102 students will be working with residents of St. Anthony's, and in ENGL 208, the class will participate in St. John's WOW program.

If you are not quite ready for a full SL course, you can try-out service learning on a smaller scale. CEC staff can work with you to integrate service activities in your courses.  For example, this fall in a two week time frame the students in COMM 384: Social Action Research gathered over 915 pounds of food and $270.00 to support the work of the River Bend Food Bank.   Two modules in the Twenty Minute Mentor series can provide a foundation for incorporating these learning experiences.

For more information on service learning, contact Ellen Hay at x8614 to consider the possibilities.


BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND:  COFFEE AND CONVERSATION

Join your colleagues on Thursdays at 9:00 AM in the CEC space in Sorensen Hall for Coffee and Conversation. Talk to your colleagues and meet all the new faculty that have moved into Sorensen for the year. Enjoy a hot cup of Starbucks coffee ($1.50 for a 12 oz. cup of coffee, FREE for the first 10 people). Indulge in a sweet treat. Stop by as you are able. We look forward to seeing you Thursday!


AUGIE HUB

If you would like to access Augie Hub, our on-line career management system, go to Augie Hub and create an alumni account. Some have expressed concern about the volume of email blasts that they would receive if they register. First, there are very few email blasts that are sent to alumni. Second, you can opt out of all email communications in the privacy tab of your profile. Simiple select "no" to the first and third options. We are here to help you create an account. Please contact Lisa Slater, 309-794-7339 for assistance.