Week 4
Hazing Awareness Week

Monday, December 10

1:00 - 2:00 PM -Blue & Gold Certification: Content Management System (CMS) Basics
RSPV to Kristina Jansson x7476
Olin 109

4:30 PM - Deadline to contact Margaret Farrar requesting attending Midwest Faculty Seminar "Between Cognition and Culture: The New Sciences of the Mind"
116 Founders Hall

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Holiday Planitarium Show
Free admission, but reservations are requested at 794-7327. Program not recommended for children ages 7 and under. In addition, Augustana's Fryxell Geology Museum will be open. Doors will open 15 minutes before each program
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory

Tuesday, December 11

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Dane Rowley, Admissions
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:15 PM - Sign Language Table
Open to all Augustana students, faculty and staff
The Brew, Tredway Library, 4th floor

7:00 PM - Celebration of Festival of Sankta Lucia featuring traditional songs and stories by Augustana's Swedish lanauge students, and light refreshments
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Student Recital
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

8:00 PM - CRV Fireside Chat - Reuben Heine (Geography)
Evald Great Hall

8:00 PM - The Salon
Margaret Morse talks about "High art vs. low art"
Red Room, Andreen Hall

Wednesday, December 12

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

1:30 - 3:30 PM - Art History Department Open House
Stop by and share in some Christmas Cheer! Hot cocoa, cookies and decorated trees will delight your holiday senses! Come see the 24 trees and multiple colors and themes
Bergendoff Hall, Suite 7

3:00 - 4:00 PM -Blue & Gold Certification: Photo Editing Workshop
RSPV to Kristina Jansson x7476
Olin 109

4:00 PM - Operation Christmas Spirit gifts to be turned in to Office of Residential Life

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs
Wilson Center

7:00 - 9:00 PM - A Tribute to Our Lady Guadalupe
Guests are encouraged to bring flowers to the altar and to wear traditional clothing for this celebration of Mexico's popular religious and cultural image
Free admission
Centennial Hall

Thursday, December 13

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

12:00 Noon - 2:30 PM - Annual Holiday Open House at the Dahl President's Home
1100 35th Street, Rock Island, IL

3:30 - 4:30 PM -Blue & Gold Certification: DVD Maker Workshop
RSPV to Shawn Beattie x7647
Olin 105

3:30 PM - Book Discussion Group "What the Best College Students Do" by Ken Bain
Olin 304

4:00 PM - Augustana Chamber Singers - Lessons and Carols
Free and open to the public
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Social Science Division Meeting
Evald 21

5:30 PM - Christmas Smörgåsbord
5:00 PM - Reception
College Center Lobby and Dining Room

5:00 - 8:00 PM - WVIK Wine Social
Gratuities benefit WVIK
The Grape Life, 1623 Second Avenue, RockIsland, IL

6:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series:  Japan: "Death Note"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

8:00 PM - Augustana Chamber Singers - Lessons and Carols
Free and open to the public
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Friday, December 14

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Community Engagement Center Open House
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

4:30 PM - Presidential Research Fellowship Applications due to Mary Koski
116 Founders Hall

4:30 PM - Phi Beta Delta nominations due to Jane Tiedge
CEC, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

4:30 PM - Summer 2012 Course Proposals due to Kristin Douglas
116 Founders Hall

Saturday, December 15

No events

Sunday, December 16

No events

Volume 10, Issue 16 - December 10, 2012

Grants

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 Faculty Research Committee solicits proposals for the Faculty Research Fund

Nature of this research fund:

Guidelines and selection criteria for the research fund (see Faculty Handbook for details):

1)      Five page maximum proposal including itemized budget

2)      Proposal must include:

3)      Criteria used by the committee to evaluate proposals: eligibility, clarity of presentation, appropriate budget prediction, prospects for publication and public attention, applicant's qualifications, inclusion of student researchers (student researchers are not required, but are often favorably reviewed)

4)      Expectation for funded work:

Please send your proposal by email attachment if at all possible (otherwise, six hard copies) by 5 PM on Monday, January 21, 2013 to Mary Koski in the Dean's Office.  Awards will be announced by February 11, 2013.   Direct questions to any member of the committee: David Arbesu, Dan Conway, Paul Croll, Nathan Frank, Margaret Morse, or Eric Stewart.