Monday, April 1

Freistat Travel Awards to Present Research at International Conferences Application Deadline
Heidi Storl, Sorensen Hall 262

Freistat In-country Research Grants for Africa, Asia, Europe or Latin America Application Deadline
Heidi Storl, Sorensen Hall 262

Tuesday, April 2

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Blue and Gold Certification: Beginning PowerPoint
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Olin 105

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Norm Moline, Geography
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Campus Presentation by Dr. Susan Hill, Candidate for Associate Dean of Curriculum and Engagement
Olin Auditorium

8:00 PM - Student recital, piano and violin: Beth Cole, Ethan Tarvin, and Rebecca Strandberg, piano; and Elizabeth Lundine, Madeline Ruzek and Shylee Garrett, violin
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, April 3

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Weekly Bible Study for Faculty, Staff, Administrators
"Embracing the Prophets in Contemporary Culture"
Bring a Bible if you can. Bring your lunch if you wish.
Chicago Room, College Center

8:00 PM - Guest Artist Frederick Hemke, saxophone
Free admission
Centennial Hall

5:00 PM - Deadline to submit Sabbatical Leave Grant and Summer Research Stipend Proposals
email to Mary Koski

Thursday, April 4

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Blue and Gold Certification: Beginning PowerPoint
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Olin 105

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Public Forum on April 9 Referendum
Community forum to discuss a ballot question on the scope of the Rock Island County Public Building Commission's authority and construction of a new county courthouse.
St. John's Lutheran Church Sanctuary, 4501 7th Avenue, Rock Island, IL

7:00 PM - Augustana Film Series: "The Twilight Samurai"
Olin Auditorium

7:30 PM - "The Spirit of the Lord" lecture presented by Kelly Murphy
Consider different Biblical perceptions of God
Hanson Science 102

Friday, April 5

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Discussion of the Global and Diversity General Education Requirements
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

6:30 PM - Reception for the 37th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition
The exhibition catalog will be debuted, and awards will be announced in the Art Museum.
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Student Recital - sopranos Elyssa LeMay and Allycia Nelson present works by Handel, Schubert and Mozart
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, April 6

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Promoting Undergraduate Research at Liberal Arts Colleges
This conference is intended to bring faculty, staff and administrators together to consider the challenges and opportunities of undergraduate research
$50 for non-Augustana faculty
Evald Hall

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - Preserving Family History Class Taught by Lisa Huntsha
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Denkmann Buildling

4:00 - 6:00 PM - A Lincoln Symposium: Scholars from the Land of Lincoln
Local scholars including Augustana's Steve Warren will consider the impact and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, the nation's 16th president.
Free admission
Western Illinois University-QC Riverfront Campus, Riverfront Campus Atrium, 3300 River Drive, Moline, IL

7:30 PM - Nova Singers Presents: A Procession Winding Around Me"
Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors. Students are free of charge. Tickets will be available at the door.
Kresge Recital Hall, Knox College, Galesburg, IL

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Composer Jacob Bancks, Visions and Premonitions
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Sunday, April 7

4:00 PM - Nova Singers Presents: A Procession Winding Around Me"
Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors. Students are free of charge. Tickets will be available at the door.
First Congregational Church, 2201 7th Avenue, Moline, IL

7:00 PM - Student Recital - Valerie Bach & Emily Bender, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Volume 11, Issue 27 - April 1, 2013

Grants

Augustana's Grants Website

Student-Faculty Academic Partnership Grant

The Augustana Student Research/Inquiry Committee is accepting applications for Student-Faculty Academic Partnership Grants until April 8. This is a new funding opportunity offered through the Committee, which supports student involvement in a faculty member's scholarly and/or creative projects. Students selected by faculty will undertake projects intended to enrich their scholarly interests and abilities and prepare them for advanced research of their own. Applications are submitted by faculty on behalf of their student(s).  For more information and to find application materials, visit:  http://www.augustana.edu/x48849.xml.




The Faculty Research Committee
solicits proposals for
SABBATICAL LEAVE GRANTS and SUMMER RESEARCH STIPENDS
  
Nature of these research grants (see Faculty Handbook for details):

Guidelines and selection process of the proposals (see Faculty Handbook for details):

  1. Five page maximum proposal with itemized budget
  2. Proposal must include:
  • Identification of research problem
  • Explanation of materials and methods, including itemized budget (budget must distinguish between money that will be paid to applicant and money that will be used to pay expenses), required to tackle problem
  • Relation of proposed work to work of applicant's peers
  • Nature of result or product anticipated, i.e., publications, art exhibits, baseline info for future work
  • Timeline for significant milestones or project completion
  • Summary of research grants received from Augustana sources during the past five years, along with results of projects funded
  • Sabbatical Leave Grant proposals must include a copy of the approved sabbatical proposal
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (includes applicant's general qualifications and relevant previous work; this is in addition to the five page limit for the proposal; please limit CV to five pages)

3. Criteria used by committee to rate proposals: eligibility, clarity of presentation,
     appropriate budget prediction, prospects for publication or public attention,
     applicant's qualifications
4. Expectation for funded work:

  • A brief (1-2 page) report detailing the results of the research, including where the work was presented, performed, and/or published. This should be submitted to the Dean of the College and the Chair of the Faculty Research Committee no later than 1 year after notification of the grant. Should the project not be completed within a year, a progress report should be submitted to the Chair of the committee and the Academic Affairs Office. 
  • Faculty who are funded by these grants are expected to give a lecture or public presentation of the project's results within a reasonable amount of time.
  • Acknowledgement of Augustana's financial assistance in products created from funded work.


Please send your proposal by e- mail attachment if at all possible (otherwise six hard copies) by 5:00 PM on April 3, 2013 to Mary Koski in the Dean's Office, 116 Founders Hall.  Expected date of award announcements: April 19, 2013. Direct questions to any member of the committee: David Arbesú, Daniel Conway, Paul Croll, Nathan Frank, Eric Stewart, or Margaret Morse.



FREISTAT EXTENSION

The Freistat Center is extending its deadline for Travel Awards to Present Research at International Conferences. For faculty presenting formal papers, please submit a resume, prospectus of paper, and tentative budget. Application deadline is April 1, 2013. Please submit materials to Heidi Storl in Sorensen Hall 262. Submissions may be electronic or hard copy.


The Freistat Center is extending its deadline for In-country research grants for Africa, Asia, Europe or Latin America. For faculty conducting research leading to peer reviewed publication, please submit a research proposal, a tentative budget, resume, and two letters of recommendation. Application deadline is April 1, 2013. Please submit materials to Heidi Storl, Sorensen Hall 262. Submissions may be electronic or hard copy.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - FACULTY SUMMER SPECIAL COLLECTIONS RESEARCH ALLOWANCE

Special Collections invites applications for the Summer Special Collections Faculty Research Allowance for summer 2013.  These grants are intended to permit faculty to explore Special Collections materials, how they might be incorporated into existing or new courses, and/or whether they can serve as primary resources for student or faculty research.  The allowance, awarded as PDF funding this year, gives faculty enhanced access (for at least one week in the summer) to the materials and the staff of Special Collections.  Applications are due March 29, 2013, and should be submitted to Sarah Horowitz, Special Collections Librarian.  For more information about the application process, please visit http://www.augustana.edu/x34663.xml or contact Sarah Horowitz for more information.