Monday, September 10

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LSFY Faculty Meeting
Wilson Center 

Regional Interest Sessions: 
4:00 PM - SriLanka & India 
4:30 PM - Latin America
5:00 PM - Africa
5:30 PM - U.S.A. 
Community Engagement Center Classroom, Sorensen Hall, 1st Floor  

6:00 - 7:00 PM - Take the Scare Out of Profair Workshop
Evald 18 

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series: Rome: Season 1 Episode 3: "An Owl in a Thornbush"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

Tuesday, September 11

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - CMS Training
Olin 110 

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - President Steve Bahls
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

3:00 - 4:00 PM - CMS Training
Olin 110

5:00 PM - "From a Distance, Dancing", Dr. Carol Gilbertson, retired professor of English, Luther College reads from her new book of poems
Evald Hall 120 

Wednesday, September 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 

Thursday, September 13

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall, first floor 

3:30 - 5:30 PM - Safe Zone Training
College Center Board Room 

4:00 - 5:00 PM - WVIK Community Advisory Board
WVIK Community Advisory Board meetings are held so the community can share thoughts, suggestions and concerns about WVIK's programming and community service.
WVIK Office 

6:00 - 7:00 PM - "Renewals and Reinventions: River Towns on the Mississippi River" presented by Norm Moline
Rock Island Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, IL 

7:00 PM - "David and Bathsheba: From Midrash to Marc Chagall" presented by Kelly Murphy, Conrad J. Bergendoff Fellow"
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

7:30 - 8:30 PM - "When Scientific Technicalities Matter" presented by Christopher Essex, professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Western Ontario; a Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar. His talk is about how scientific minutiae are important to how we comprehend our world, and whether we are able to fear it or marvel at it.
Olin Auditorium 

Friday, September 14

FAMILY WEEKEND

9:00 - 10:30 AM - Augustana Association of Educational Office Personnel (AAEOP) Kick-off meeting
Wilson Center 

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - "Exploring Models of Undergraduate Scholarship" presented by Bill Hammer and Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Co-chairs, Student Research Committee
3:30 PM -Refreshments
Wilson Center 

7:30 PM - Guest Speaker Dr. Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, and Women's Studies at the Graduate Center and Baruch College of the city University of New York, presents: "Perle Fine and Lee Krasner: From the Hoffman School to Abstract Expressionism"
Reception and book signing in the Augustana College Art Museum after the presentation
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building 

7:30 PM - The Izumi Ashizawa Performance Company will perform "Dreams in the Arms of the Binding Lady," including elements of Japanese No, Kabuki, and Suzuki styles, an original music score and puppets as well as actors.
Free admission
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall 

Saturday, September 15

FAMILY WEEKEND

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Out of the Darkness Quad Cities Community Walk
Two campus groups - Active Minds on Campus and Psychology Club - are participating in this fundraiser and suicide prevention. Check-in is at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 at Lincoln Park, Rock Island. The 3- to 5-mile walk begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.

Online registration ends at noon Sept. 14 but on-site registration will be available.

Lincoln Park, 1100 38th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 

Sunday, September 16

FAMILY WEEKEND

Volume 10, Issue 4 - September 10, 2012

This Week's Message

What a beautiful day to start week 4!

I'd like to take this opportunity to highlight a few projects that the Student Research Committee, under the leadership of Bill Hammer and Wendy Hilton-Morrow, has been working on this term.

Funding can be an obstacle in any research project-including student research projects. For many years, the Student Research Committee has funded Summer Research Fellowships to provide stipends and modest supply funds for students involved in summer research. Research projects from disciplines across campus have been funded via these fellowships. However, some research projects are not amenable to a summer project, and many students work on research projects during the academic year. Funding for these projects has been difficult to find. To fill this gap, the Student Research Committee has developed a Student Grant for Significant Research which has been designed to help cover the costs associated with scholarly and creative projects. Students may request a maximum of $1000 to cover research related expenses. Senior inquiry and independent research projects will be given priority for funding.

A second new funding opportunity being offered this year is the Academic Partnership Grant. This grant supports student involvement in a faculty member's scholarly and/or creative project. For this grant, faculty select the student for the partnership and may request funding for the student for one, two, or three terms.

The Committee will continue to offer Travel Grants to attend professional conferences. Individual students may apply for funding as can faculty taking a group of students to a conference.

You can hear more about these funding opportunities at this week's Friday Conversation, which is hosted by the Student Research Committee. A Student Research website is coming soon!

Have a great week,

Kristin Douglas