Monday, October 15

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LSFY Meeting
Board Room, College Center 

7:30 PM - Visiting Artists' Presentation: Wence and Sandra Martinez of Oaxaca, Mexico and Wisconsin will speak about their weaving, drawing and mixed media works
Augustana Art Museum, lower level of Centennial Hall

Tuesday, October 16

9:30 - 10:30 AM - The Salon: Araceli Masterson leads a discussion on culture
Black Culture House 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Augustana's 1st Learning Disability Awareness Day
College Center 

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Maria Fonseca, Food Service
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center Open House
Light refreshments will be served
Denkmann Hall 

1:00 PM - Old Main Hard Hat Tour
A limited number of spaces are available. Please reserve your spot with Keri Rursch x7721.  The tour will last approx. 30-60 minutes. Please dress appropriately and wear close-toed shoes. Hard hats and safety glasses will be provided.

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Genesis Doctors in Recital
Local physicians will showcase their musical talents in a recital to benefit music-therapy programs for Genesis hospice patients
Centennial Hall 

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, October 17

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 PM - Old Main Hard Hat Tour
A limited number of spaces are available. Please reserve your spot with Keri Rursch x7721.  The tour will last approx. 30-60 minutes. Please dress appropriately and wear close-toed shoes. Hard hats and safety glasses will be provided.

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert
Centennial Hall 

4:00 - 5:00 PM - State of the College Update - President Steve Bahls
John Deere Auditorium 

Thursday, October 18

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

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

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series:  "Go For Zucker"
Free admission
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Friday, October 19

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting (no Friday Conversation)
John Deere Lecture Hall, John Deere Planetarium

7:30 PM - Fall Play "The Arsonists"
Tickets: $11 general public, $9 senior citizens, students, Augustana faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall 
 

Saturday, October 20

3:00 PM - Study Abroad Fair
Olin Auditorium 

7:00 - 8:30 PM - Planetarium Fall Open House
John Deere Planetarium, 820 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 

7:00 - 8:30 -The Freedom to Move: Immigrants and Natives 1776 - Present
The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center will host Dr. Donna Gabaccia presenting the 23rd annual O. Fritiof Ander Lecture in Immigration History.
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

7:30 PM - Fall Play "The Arsonists"
Tickets: $11 general public, $9 senior citizens, students, Augustana faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall 

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert
The concert program includes Franz Schubert's "Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major" and Arvo Part's "Lamentate for Piano and Orchestra."
Free admission
Centennial Hall 

Sunday, October 21

1:00 PM - Webster Competition Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

1:30 PM - Fall Play "The Arsonists"
Tickets: $11 general public, $9 senior citizens, students, Augustana faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall 

4:00 PM - Guest Artist Peter Miyamoto, piano
Peter is associate professor of piano and chamber music at the University of Missouri  
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

8:30 PM - High School Chamber Festival Concert
Centennial Hall, Wallenberg Hall 

Volume 10, Issue 9 - October 15, 2012

Community Engagement Center (CEC)

Vikings without Borders logoStudy 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.  

 


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.