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

Grants

Augustana's Grants Website


Presidential Research Fellowship 

Eligibility: All tenure-track and tenured faculty
Deadline: December 14
Notification: January 15; funding disbursed end of May

Description

Presidential Research Fellowships are intended to support faculty research, scholarship and artistic work at Augustana. The fellowships will pay up to $4,000 for a faculty research project to be undertaken in the summer. Up to $750 is available for travel and expenses. The proposal should constitute a new area of research, a new area of an existing research agenda, or support for substantial, ongoing work. Proposals are invited in any of the four areas of scholarship: discovery, teaching, integration and application (outlined by Ernest Boyer in Scholarship Reconsidered) as well as in artistic work. Proposals are competitive and will be reviewed and ranked by an off-campus evaluator. Priority will be given to faculty who were not awarded a Presidential Research Fellowships in the previous year. Faculty members who have summer research funding as part of their contracts in a given year are not eligible for Presidential Research Fellowships in that year. PRF funds are available only to tenured and tenure-track faculty.

Submission to a peer-reviewed journal-or the equivalent for an artistic project-is normally expected within a year (by July the following year); in disciplines where such a deadline is inappropriate, please include a date for submission in the proposal. A report on the research, a copy of the letter of submission, and a copy of the paper will be due at the same time. Publication or acceptance within 18 months of August 15th of the year the award was granted will result in an additional $1,000 stipend.

Guidelines

Proposals should address the specific nature and scope of the research, as well as its likely audience. Proposals should be no more than five pages, including a detailed budget for any expenses and a description of the proposed venue for publication or performance. External readers will evaluate proposals and make a recommendation.

Submit proposals to Mary Koski in Academic Affairs.

Responsibilities of the Grantee


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.