Monday, October 22

8:00 - 8:30 AM - Clogustana Performance
Lower Quad in front of Olin 

4:30 PM - High School Chamber Festival Concert
Centennial Hall 

7:30 PM -Pre-Presidential Debate Discussion
8:00  - 9:30 PM - Debate Coverage
9:30 - Brief Post-Debate Discussion
Olin 109 

Tuesday, October 23

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Flu Shots
Free for Augustana Health Plan participants; $20 for non-participants
Chicago Room, College Center, 2nd floor

9:45 AM - Guiding Life Wellness Program Open Forum
Loft, College Center, 3rd floor 

10:45 AM - Guiding Life Wellness Program Open Forum
Loft, College Center, 3rd floor 

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Peter Kivisto, Sociology Dept.
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor 

2:00 PM - Guiding Life Wellness Program Open Forum
Loft, College Center, 3rd floor  

2:00 PM - 15th annual fall Frieze Lecture Series on the theme "What the Dickens?"
Karin Youngberg will provide an overview of the life and work of Charles Dickens, setting the table for the Series' consideration of Dickens' place in literature and history 
Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, IL 

4:30 - 7:30 PM - Harvest Buffet
$12
College Center Dining Room 

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Hallowdreen
Trick-or-treat open to children (ages 0-12) of Augie's staff, faculty and administration
Andreen Hall 

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

Wednesday, October 24

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 PM -Blue & Gold Certification: Beginning: Google Forms (surveys)
RSPV to Wendy Ramsdale x8092
Olin 109

5:00 - 6:00 PM - After Hours Poetry and Prose
Students and faculty are invited for a weekly hour of ungraded creative writing.
Sorensen Hall Break Room/Lounge  

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Augustana's Haunted History Tour

8:00 PM - Jazz Combo Soiree
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Thursday, October 25

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

9:30 AM -Blue & Gold Certification: Beginning: Google Apps Basic
RSPV to Kristina Jansson  x7476
Olin 109

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Augustana Wellness Team's Poker Walk
The Slough Path (starting by Denkmann Hall) 

6:00 - 9:00 PM - College Night at the Figge: Maximum Exposure
Free admission for college students, faculty and staff. The theme Maximum Exposure, through photo, video, dance and social media opportunities, celebrates the exhibition "Posing Beauty."
Create and view submissions for the College Night YouTube Video contest that poses the questions "What makes you beautiful?" and "What makes other people beautiful?" VISA gift cards will be given to first-, second- and third-place winners. For more information, visit the Figge YouTube channe
Figge Museum, 225 W 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa 

6:30 - 8:00 PM - A Night of Explosions, Color Changes, and Toothpaste?
Augustana chemistry students and faculty will perform exciting chemistry demonstrations. All ages are welcome.
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday. Family and friends remember those who have died. Altars will be outside Ascension Chapel and one in Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts.
Casa Latina

Friday, October 26

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - College Learning Outcomes Statements presented by the Assessment Committee
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 - 10:00 PM - Augustana Choir and Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble Fall Concert
Centennial Hall 

Saturday, October 27

2:00 PM Augustana Concert Band Concert
Centennial Hall 

4:00 PM - Student Recital-Brooke Randazzo, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

7:00 PM - Pianist Leon Bates, Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist, will perform
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphonic Band Concert
Centennial Hall 

Sunday, October 28

No events scheduled

Volume 10, Issue 10 - October 22, 2012

Grants

Augustana's Grants Website

 

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

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.