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

This Week's Message

Greetings and Happy Holidays!
Almost a year ago, I had the privilege of beginning to work with gifted individuals on a unique endeavor.  I knew about the CEC, but I didn't fully understand or appreciate all that it offers.  We are very fortunate to have such an entity at Augustana.  Other colleges don't.  We have one place that connects our students, faculty and staff with our community and world.  While it's true that other colleges have similar offices, those independent units don't  collaborate and plan together on how  international study might intersect personal reflection and internships opportunities.  Others don't have the capacity to move students from exploring their gifts and passions as first-year students to testing those talents through community service to preparing to pursue their goals as seniors.  At admissions events, I often tell  prospective students and their families that the CEC is a "one-stop shop to your future."  It is. Our work at the CEC would be far more difficult without the support of our faculty and staff colleagues.  You have welcomed us to your classes, sought out opportunities to develop international and service learning courses, partnered with us to get students out in the community, and encouraged students to take advantage of what we provide for them.
We hope on Friday afternoon, December 14  from 3:30-5:00, you'll come by the CEC so we can celebrate the season together and thank you for your assistance. For those of you who don't know us, we'll introduce ourselves and show you around..  For others who are long time aliies, we hope that you can stop by and enjoy what our colllege community offers to our students and others, locally and globally. 
Peace.
Ellen Hay