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

Faculty News

A generous grant by the Margaret Cargill Foundation has allowed Augustana College to establish the Upper Mississippi Studies Center (UMSC)-an interdisciplinary center that aligns with our mission as a liberal arts college. This interdisciplinary center with its focus on environmental and regional issues will provide important learning opportunities for our students and provide more opportunities to connect the Augustana community to our local region.

Following a national search chaired by Dr. Ellen Hay, Dr. Michael Reisner has been appointed as the director of the Upper Mississippi Studies Center. Dr. Reisner has his Ph.D. in ecology from Oregon State University and J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law. He will start his position on January 14, 2013.

 

Kathy Jakielski (Communication Sciences & Disorders) recently co-published an article: Laffin, J.J.S., Raca, G., Jackson, C.A., Strand, E.A., Jakielski, K.J., & Shriberg, L.D. (2012). Novel candidate genes and regions for childhood apraxia of speech identified by an array comparative genomic hybridization. Genetics in Medicine; advance online publication doi:10.1038/gim.2012.72.

Abstract
Purpose: The goal of this study was to identify new candidate genes and genomic copy-number variations associated with a rare, severe, and persistent speech disorder termed childhood apraxia of speech. Childhood apraxia of speech is the speech disorder segregating with a mutation in FOXP2 in a multigenerational London pedigree widely studied for its role in the development of speech-language in humans. Methods: A total of 24 participants who were suspected to have childhood apraxia of speech were assessed using a comprehensive protocol that samples speech in challenging contexts. All participants met clinical-research criteria for childhood apraxia of speech. Array comparative genomic hybridization analyses were completed using a customized 385K Nimblegen array (Roche Nimblegen, Madison, WI) with increased coverage of genes and regions previously associated with childhood apraxia of speech. Results: A total of 16 copy-number variations with potential consequences for speech-language development were detected in 12 or half of the 24 participants. The copy-number variations occurred on 10 chromosomes, 3 of which had two to four candidate regions. Several participants were identified with copy-number variations in two to three regions. In addition, one participant had a heterozygous FOXP2 mutation and a copy-number variation on chromosome 2, and one participant had a 16p11.2 microdeletion and copy-number variations on chromosomes 13 and 14. Conclusion: Findings support the likelihood of heterogeneous genomic pathways associated with childhood apraxia of speech.

Tim Muir (Biology) recently gave an invited seminar titled "Saving energy by accumulating urea" at Rivier University in Nashua, NH. The talk was attended by students and faculty members from across campus, including the entire Philosophy faculty!


New Faculty Achievement Forms now available

Have you recently published an article? Presented at a conference? Exhibited new artwork? Implemented a new teaching or assessment method? Submit your accomplishments via the new and improved electronic "Faculty Achievement Forms" on the "Resources for Faculty" page of the library website. Your submissions help the library track and celebrate your achievements, culminating in an annual reception. For questions, please contact Amanda Makula.