Monday, October 8

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series:  Rome: Season 1 Episode 5: "The Ram Has Touched the Wall"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

Tuesday, October 9

9:30 - 10:30 AM - The Salon: Dr. Bohdan Dziadyk on vegetarianism
Black Culture House   

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

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

Wednesday, October 10

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 - 3:30 PM -Blue & Gold Certification: Google Drive
RSPV to Wendy Ramsdale x8092
Olin 109 

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Cheri Bustos, Democratic candidate for Congress from Illinois 17th District (Rock Island), will speak. Bustos is runnning against incombent Bobby Schilling
Olin 201 

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Talent Show
Centennial Hall 

7:00 - 8:30 PM - Read Local: Laura Hartman, author of The Christian Corner
Bettendorf Single Room, Bettendorf Public Library,  2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA

Thursday, October 11

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

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

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Department Chairs meeting
Olin Auditorium 

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Staff and Faculty Literary Reading
Saga, Augustana's Art & Literary Magazine, will sponsor the fourth annual staff and faculty reading as part of Homecoming Week. Staff and faculty will read from their own work or a favorite writer.
Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, IL 

6:00 PM - Psychology Department presents 2012 JE Wallace Wallin Memorial Lecture: Dr. Adam Zeman presents "Syndromes of Transient Amnesia"
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

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

Friday, October 12

11:25 AM - 12:10 PM - Build-a-sundae in honor of Homecoming 2012 Building Spirit!
Everyone is welcome
Lower Quad (bottom of Tredway Library stairs)
(in the event of rain, the event will take place in the College Center Lounge, 2nd floor) 

1:00 - 2:15 PM - Sabbatical Report Presentations: Jon Hurty "Choral Singing in China and Tanzania" and John Pfautz "Church Music in Ghana and Nigeria"
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building 

4:00 PM- Homecoming Weekend Begins

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Classroom Observations for Enjoyment and Improvement  
presented by Steve Klien
3:30 PM -Refreshments
Wilson Center

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Coronation and Sing
Centennial Hall 

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 13

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

Sunday, October 14

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Homecoming Sunday Tour of Augustana College Art Museum
Sherry Maurer, director of the art museum, will lead an informal discussion on the current exhibitions
Art Museum, Centennial Hall 

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

2:00 PM - The Chronicles of Lincoln and Grant
Dan Lee (Religion) will moderate a discussion after the performance of "The Chronicles of Lincoln and Grant."
Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church, 2131 11th St., Moline, IL 

Volume 10, Issue 8 - October 8, 2012

Grants

Augustana's Grants Website

 

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce two new grant opportunities for faculty course development:

All below grants proposals are due to the Office of Academic Affairs by November 12, 2012. Decisions will be announced by December 14, 2012. The proposed courses are expected to run during the 2013-14 or 2014-15 academic years.

 

Blended Learning Technology Grants at Augustana  will support the creation or redesign of an individual course or a sequence of courses that will be delivered primarily during the 2013-14 or 2014-15 academic years.  These grants are an extension of an earlier blended learning grants program funded through Academic Affairs and managed by the Augustana Center for Teaching and Learning. All full-time and adjunct faculty are eligible to apply for funding. For purposes of this request for proposals, blended learning is defined as a curricular design that integrates online educational mechanisms with face-to-face activities in a planned, pedagogically valuable manner. 

This grant will provide awarded applicants:

Applicants can apply for one of three grant awards: 

Total number of grants funded:  10-15

Please refer to a detailed Blended Learning Technology Grants Request for Proposals and Proposal Guidelines HERE.

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Connection Grants at Augustana supports the creation or redesign of an individual course or a sequence of courses that will be delivered primarily during the 2013-14 or 2014-15 academic years. New or redesigned courses will feature curricular designs that do one of two things:

  1. For the humanities and social sciences: The course will more intentionally connect traditional study in the humanities/social sciences and study in our pre-professional programs. "Humanities and social sciences" here reflects traditional definitions, not our divisional structures, so the arts and economics are also included. Examples of already existing courses that accomplish this include the Religion department's courses in Medical Ethics and Business Ethics, and the Spanish department's creation of the new major Spanish for Professional Use. Collaborative grants may be proposed with faculty in pre-professional programs.
  2. For all disciplines: The course will more intentionally connect the college and the local Quad Cities community by making some aspect of our location central to the course's content and learning objectives. An example of an already existing course that accomplishes this is the Environmental Literature and Landscape Learning Community.

Applicants can apply for either (or both) of the two grants listed below. Awards can be paid as stipends and/or can be used for professional development activities related to the grant.

Total number of grants funded:  10-15

Please refer to a detailed Connection Grants Request for Proposals and Proposal Guidelines HERE.