Monday, November 12

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Light and Leaven: Women Who Shaped Augustana's First Century, presented by Ann Boaden
Friends of the Rock Island Library meeting
Cost is $6.50 and includes lunch. Reservations required 309-781-1210
First Baptist Church, 3020 30th Street, Rock Island, IL

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

Tuesday, November 13

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

2:00 PM - 15th Annual fall Frieze Lecture Series on the theme "What the Dickens?"
Umme Al-wazedi  will provide a post-colonial view of the staunchly pro-colonial Charles Dickens
Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, IL 

Wednesday, November 14

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 

3:00 - 4:00 PM -Blue & Gold Certification: Beginning: Computer Basics
RSPV to Kristina Jansson x7476
Olin 109

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Department Chairs Meeting
Wilson Center

6:30 - 8:00 PM - Human Trafficking, presented by survivor and founder of Courtney's House, Tina Frundt
John Deere Lecture Hall

Thursday, November 15

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

9:30 - 10:30 AM -Blue & Gold Certification: Beginning: Computer Basics
RSPV to Kristina Jansson x7476
Olin 109

10:00 AM - Augustana Association of Educational Office Professionals (AAEOP) Walking Tour
College Center Lobby

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - All-School Blood Drive
College Center Loft

7:00 - 8:00 PM - An Evening of Remembrance - A Salute to World War II Veterans
Keynote address given by Herb Wood, who flew Hellcat fighters off the U.S.S. Yorktown during the closing months of the war. All World War II veterans in attendance will be introduced. All veterans will be recognized. After the program ends and the colors have been retired, there will be a reception honoring World War II veterans. Free admission.
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

Friday, November 16

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Integrating Symposium Day Into the Classroom, presented by Kristin Douglas
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

5:30 PM - Lutfisk Dinner sponsored by the American Scandinavian Association
Cost is $20 for ASA members; $25 for non-members and $10 for children and students. The non-member price includes membership for the remainder of the ASA year if desired. Reservations due Nov. 12. See Announcements for more information
College Center

7:00 PM - Ahahl and the Night Visitors, by Gian Carlo Menotti,  presented by Opera@Augustana
This holiday opera has delighted children and families for over sixty years, and tells the poignant tale of a poor boy and his widowed mother whose lives are changed forever by the unexpected arrival of three kings searching for the Christ child
Tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and students, $8 Augustana students and staff and children 12 and under
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 pm - It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play
The radio play, set in 1946, tells the classic story of George Bailey and his friend, Clarence who helps him through his darkest hour. Proceeds from the production will be used to support local programming for both WQPT and WVIK who are producing the show along with Augustana College.
Tickets are $20
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Building

Saturday, November 17

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Habitat for Humanity Turkey Trot
5k race on campus to benefit local families in need. 
Anyone can participate. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the event at 9 a.m.
Refreshments will be provided at the end
Paul V. Olsen Track
Register

2:00 PM - It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play
The radio play, set in 1946, tells the classic story of George Bailey and his friend, Clarence who helps him through his darkest hour. Proceeds from the production will be used to support local programming for both WQPT and WVIK who are producing the show along with Augustana College.
Tickets are $20
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff  Building

Sunday, November 18

2:00 PM - Student Recital - Rachel Park, Jakub Luba, Chase Matzinger & Mitchell Carter, percussion
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Building

7:00 PM - Ahahl and the Night Visitors, by Gian Carlo Menotti,  presented by Opera@Augustana
This holiday opera has delighted children and families for over sixty years, and tells the poignant tale of a poor boy and his widowed mother whose lives are changed forever by the unexpected arrival of three kings searching for the Christ child
Tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and students, $8 Augustana students and staff and children 12 and under
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Art Beat with WAUG
Social hour during live broadcast from the museum. Exhibit on display is Liberal Arts Through the AGES: Interdisciplinary Art & Historical Inquiry 2012-13
Augustana Art Museum, Centennial Hall

Volume 10, Issue 12 - November 5, 2012

Community Engagement Center (CEC)

Study Abroad Informational Meetings for Week 1 of Winter Term

Nicaragua Service Learning
A two-week program in July of 2013 for members of ACHOO/JETS (Dara Wegman-Geedey)
Monday, November 12
7:00 PM
Science 304

Guatemala Program
A winter term 2013-2014 Psychology Course on Childhood Development with Spring Break travel (Jayne Rose and Mindi Mull)
Tuesday, November 13
5:00 PM
Evald 18

East Asia
Fall Term 2013 in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. Includes courses in Literature, Geology, Business and Political Science (Marsha Smith)
Tuesday, November 13
7:00 PM
Olin Auditorium

Exchange Programs
Enroll at one of six international universities for a trimester (Germany), semester (Sweden), Botswana, Hong Kong) or a year. You can study in classes with local students but earn Augie credit. (Allen Bertsche)
Wednesday, November 14
7:00 PM
Sorensen 137

To get more information, click on www.augustana.edu/international. Click on "Study Abroad & Away" for a list of all the 2013-2014 programs and visit the webpages for programs that interest you.  Or, speak to a program director. Both the program website and the attached schedule of informational meetings has the director for each program listed. If you cannot attend an informational session, set up a meeting to speak with the program director. If you are ready to apply, instructions can be found HERE. All applications and $300 deposits are due by January 11, 2013 for all programs.


 

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!