Monday, October 1

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Interfaith Event: Religion and the Middle East in the New today: Lunch and Conversation
Cyrus Zargar and Augustana students presenting. 
A light lunch will be provided. Students, faculty and staff are welcome.
College Center Board Room 

Tuesday, October 2

8:30 AM -Blue & Gold Certification: Google Sites Basics
RSPV to Kristina Jansson x7476
Olin 109 

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Salon
Greg Tapis will lead the discussion of  politics and business
Black Culture House 

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Ann Boaden, English Dept.
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

3:30 - 5:30 PM - Special Collections Grand Reopening and Open House
Refreshments served
Tredway Library, first floor 

Wednesday, October 3

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 

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Women's & Gender Studies Tea Hour Series "Who Wants to Marry a Hundredaire? Some Responses to an 18th-Century Personal Ad"
presented by Margaret France (English)
Evald Hall Great Room 

7:30 - 10:00 PM - Debate Watch
All are welcome to watch the first presidential debate along with faculty from communications studies, political science and debate. Snacks provided.
Evald Great Hall 

Thursday, October 4

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

9:30 AM -Blue & Gold Certification: Intermediate Word
RSPV to Wendy Ramsdale x8092
Olin 109

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Division Meetings
See locations in Announcements 

5:00 PM - Groundbreaking for the Austin E. Knowlton Outdoor Athletic Complex
on the site of the new Charles D. Lindberg Stadium and the Ken Anderson Academic All-America Club
Ericson Football field, by the scoreboard 

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Interfaith Event: Sukkot: A Fall Celebration!
Join in as we celebrate and learn about the Jewish agricultural holiday of Sukkot. We will create a "Sukkah" and enjoy a fall harvest themed dinner
Students, faculty and staff are welcome
Begin at the Gazebo on the Library Lawn and end at Founders Hall Basement Lounge

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series:  "Amelie"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

7:30 - 8:30 PM - Dr. Louise Leakey, paleontologist, conservationist, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, will give the talk, "A Human Journey: What Fossils Tell Us"
Augustana's Fryxell Geology Museum will be open prior to the lecture
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

7:30 PM - Eric Stewart will lecture "Should Ethicists Use the Bible?
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

Friday, October 5

3:00 PM -Blue & Gold Certification: Smart Classroom Training (Mac)
RSPV to Kristina Jansson x7476
Sorensen 104

3:30 - 5:30 PMGuest Artist Masterclass-Demondrea Thurman, euphonium
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building 

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - An abbreviated discussion of three admissions and recruitment topics
presented by Kent Barnds, Dane Rowley and Sue Standley
3:30 PM -Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 - 10:00 PM - Andy Grammer
Andy Grammer is known for his vibrant pop/rock/soul mix and free-flowing delivery. His debut album, "Andy Grammer," was released in 2011
Centennial Hall 

8:00 PM - Gospel Choir Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Saturday, October 6

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Four Choirs Concert
The Four Choir Concert features the Wennerberg Men's Chorus, Cantilena Augustana, Ascension Singers, and Chamber Singers
Centennial Hall 

Sunday, October 7

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Concertmaster Premiere
Featuring Wagner's "Rienzi Overture," Dvorak "Symphony No. 8," and the "Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor" by Max Bruch performed by Naha Greenholtz, the symphony's new concertmaster
Contact Quad City Symphony Box Office, 563-322-7276
Centennial Hall 

Volume 10, Issue 7 - October 1, 2012

Community Engagement Center (CEC)

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.  


Study Abroad Fair
Saturday, October 20
3:00 - 5:00 PM Olin Hall

If you have students asking about study abroad, thinking about study abroad or even just capable of repeating the words study abroad when spoken clearly, please be sure to let them know that October 20th is the day to find out about all of the programs being offered in 2013-2014.  Students will be able to meet with program directors, faculty and student participants from past years.  Information will be available on program costs, dates, courses, how to apply and how to get Augie Choice.   Whether it is a full term away (East Asia, Amsterdam, Denver, D.C. ), a Winter Term 5-7 week program (Australia, Holden Village), summer study (Dijon, Ecuador, Nicaragua, London), exchanges (Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, Sweden or Botswana) or courses with a travel component over break (Guatemala, Greece, Berlin, Russia) there are a lot of options for Augie students in 2013-2014.   The best way for your students and advisees to find out about any of our offerings is to attend the Study Abroad Fair.  


 
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Student Engagement

Assessment and Learning

Teaching and Learning

Service Learning

Classroom Management

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