Monday, March 10

Welcome back!

Tuesday, March 11

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Alexandra Blust, '14
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Art History Senior Exhibition: Whistler and His Contexts
Elizabeth Jakaitis and Jordan Kirkbride
Art Museum, Centennial Hall

4:30 PM - "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" Discussion Series - Today's session is "Snow"
Moline High School Planetarium, 3600 23rd Avenue, Moline, IL

Wednesday, March 12

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM - Augustana Association of Educational Office Professionals (AAEOP) meeting
Olin Auditorium

8:00 PM - Guest Artist: Rebecca Ashe, flute

Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, March 13

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

11:30 AM - ITS Lunch & Learn: Lynda.com
Olin 110

11:30 AM - The Salon, with Laura Hartman "How Does Community Change?"
Brew by the Slough

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

7:30 PM - "Looking Isn't As Easy As It Looks" lecture presented by Dr. Mary Kirn, Augustana professor emerita
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building, 2nd floor

Friday, March 14

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: "Good Student Research Writing? No Pie in the Sky" 
presented by Stefanie Bluemle and Lucas Street
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Augustana Choir Home Concert
Free admission
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 N. Brady Street, Davenport, IA

Saturday, March 15

7:30 PM - Amadeus Trio (a piano trio)
Amadeus Trio performs as part of the new Symphony Signature Series
For tickets call 309-793-1213
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphonic Band Home Concert
Free admission
Centennial Hall

8:00 - 9:00 PM - MPB Comedy Club: Tracey Ashley
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

Sunday, March 16

4:00 PM - Student Recital - Henry Weberpal and Mineo Patrick Yasutake, cello
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Art Beat with WAUG Radio
Social hour featuring a live music broadcast. Free admission
Art Museum, Centennial Hall

Volume 12, Issue 21 - March 10, 2014

Announcements


Augustana Association of Educational Office Professionals (AAEOP) Meeting
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Olin Auditorium

All support and technical staff are encouraged to attend the monthly AAEOP meeting if at all possible, and managers and supervisors are reminded that this is considered a work activity and there is no need for staff to clock out to attend.  As always, we hope that employees will work together to balance the need for adequate coverage with opportunities for professional development for this and other AAEOP events on campus this year.


REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE 2014 CELEBRATION OF LEARNING

The Celebration of Learing will be Augustana's third Symposium Day for 2013-14 and will take place on May 7, 2014. This annual event gives students the opportunity to share their scholarly and creative work and be a part of a campus-wide community of learners. Students are invited to submit proposals for presentations, posters, and performances. Are you directing SI projects? Honors Capstones? Creative or scholarly work in any discipline?

Remind your students to register for the 2014 Celebration of Learning!

New this year: Student presentations and performances will run concurrently with faculty panels on scholarship and teaching. Featured student, faculty, and alumni speakers will be scheduled throughout the day. We're particularly interested in including work from departments that may have not been represented in previous Celebration of Learning events.

Click HERE for more information and to see where students can register online. Registration closes Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:55 PM.


INVITATION TO CELEBRATE WITH SAGA ART AND LITERARY MAGAZINE
Friday, March 21, 2013
3:00 - 7:00 PM
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

Saga Arts & Literary magazine invites faculty to a celebration in honor of the 2014 edition of the Augustana College Saga Art & Literary magazine. Join us for an evening of jazz music, food, readings, awards, and good company in honor of the many talented students whose work is featured in this year's magazine.

Please RSVP HERE. Please direct any questions to sagamagazine@gmail.com.


9TH ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FEST
Saturday, March 29, 2014
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Olin Auditorium

Please encourage your students to attend the 9th Annual Environmental Film Fest on Saturday, March 29th. Admission is free. Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided. There will be fun and inspirational 5-minute short films before the feature films. Films being shown are:

11:30 Idle Threat
12:30  Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story
2:00 The New Green Giants
3:30 Bidder 70
5:00 The Price of Sand

YOUR SCHOLARLY WORK RECOGNIZED

If you haven't already, please let us know about your scholarly achievements through December 2013. We want to know about your articles, books, chapters, reviews, performances, exhibits, and creative products, Use this Faculty Achievement Form to submit your information and it will be included in the program for this year's Celebration of Learning.  Submissions are due no later than March 31, 2014.


ANNUAL STUDENT COMPETITION
Geifman Prize in Holocaust Studies 2014
"Response to the Holocaust"

Monetary Award: up to $300

Submissions may include: essays, research papers, poems, plays, artwork, music, or other creative expression in response to literature, travel or research.

All materials must be submitted by 5:00 PM Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Submit written entries electronically to Margaret Rogal or deliver to Ann Miller in the Tredway Library administrative  office, 2nd floor between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Questions? Contact Margi Rogal, x7823.


"LOOKING ISN'T AS EASY AS IT LOOKS"
Presented by Mary Em Kirn, Auguustana professor emerita of art history
Thursday, March 13, 2014
7:30 PM
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

Mary Em Kirn, Augustana professor emerita of art history will present Looking Isn't As Easy As It Looks on Thursday, March 13th at 7:30 PM in Larson Hall.  Dr. Kirn studied painting under Leon Berkowitz and Sam Gilliam at the Corcoran before completing her MA and PhD in art history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Florida State University, respectively.  She taught art history at Augustana for seventeen years and served this year as the 2014 juror for the Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition. Dr. Kirn will speak on aspects of serving as a juror and making exhibition decisions in general and for RIFAE in particular: http://www.augustana.edu/x11824.xml?eventid=11564 followed by a RIFAE exhibition reception in the art museum.


"HEIRLOOM OF THE ARTIST: RETHINKING WHISTLER'S PEACOCK ROOM"
Presented by Lee Glazer, Smithsonian Curator
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
7:30 - 8:30 PM
Centennial Hall


Peacock RoomSmithsonian curator, Lee Glazer, will speak at 7:30 PM on March 26th on East/West connections in Whistler's famous Peacock Room, housed in the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Centennial Hall  http://www.augustana.edu/x11824.xml?eventid=11565  followed by a reception in the art museum Collection Gallery for the art history senior exhibition on Whistler and His Contexts http://www.augustana.edu/x11824.xml?eventid=12285.  The event also relates to the international faculty/student research project, housed in the art history department's Centre for Whistler Criticism, creating a digital archive of Whistler's lifetime criticism http://www.augustana.edu/academics/majors--areas-of-study/art-history/centre-for-whistler-criticism.  Dr. Glazer serves on project director Catherine Goebel's advisory board, along with colleagues at the University of Glasgow and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Dr. Glazer's talk, 'Heirloom of the Artist': Rethinking Whistler's Peacock Room will focus on the Peacock Room, likely the most notable example of East/West Japonisme, and include, along with the room, the colorful Whistler tales related to it with discussion of Asian ceramics in the collection.  The exhibition has many East/West prints and drawings and a considerable display of original works by Whistler and his contemporaries as well as 3-D objects.


AGES 2.0: THE CORE CURRICULUM

The General Education Committee's proposal for revisions to our core curriculum is available for your review (see below links). The main proposal document includes a rationale for updating AGES plus a detailed summary of the three central components of the proposal, which outline changes to Learning Perspectives, Learning Communities and the D and G suffixes. Each component also has a supplemental reading folder that includes additional detailed information.

AGES 2.0 Core Proposal
Inter-cultural Competency Proposal Supplemental Reading
Learning Community Proposal Supplemental Reading
Learning Perspectives: Inquiry Across the Disciplines Proposal Supplemental Reading

The General Education Committee has scheduled several opportunities to solicit feedback and facilitate discussion on the proposal:

Faculty Forum Gen Ed Committee Open Meeting         Friday Conversation         
Gen Ed Committee Open Meeting
Tues., March 18, 2014       
Wed., March 26, 2014 Fri., March 28, 2014   Wed., April 2, 2014
10:30 - 11:30 AM 4:00 - 5:00 PM 4:00 - 5:00 PM 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Olin Auditorium Evald 305 Wilson Center Evald 305

If you have questions and/or feedback on the proposal in advanced of these sessions, please email your divisional representative to the Gen Ed committee:

Business & Education Mike Egan
Fine & Performing Arts John Pfautz
History, Religion, Philosophy    Lendol Calder
Languagues & Literature Meg Gillette
Natural Sciences Nathan Frank
Social Sciences Carrie Hough



CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ETHICS LECTURE
"Technology, Ethics and the Environment" presented by Laura Hartman
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
7:30 - 8:30 PM
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Dr. Hartman has done extensive research in the area of environmental ethics and has published several articles on topics related to it and a book, "The Christian Consumer: Living Faithfully in a Fragile World." Her current research involves a study of transportation ethics, focusing particular attention on the environmental impact of the transportation decisions that we make.




Call for Faculty Development Project (FDP) Proposals for Post-Tenure Reviews 2015-16

The Faculty Welfare Committee is seeking FDP proposals for full Professors who are scheduled for review in 2015-16 as a pilot program to explore the benefits of an alternative way to evaluate, reflect, and provide merit points to senior faculty. For those selected to participate, the Office of Academic Affairs will award $500 in Professional Development Funds.  In order to be selected, candidates should follow the following procedure: 

First, submit a preliminary FDP proposal to your department chair and divisional chair by March 17.  At that time, please inform Michelle Heinrichs in the Office of Academic Affairs that you are interested in participating in this option. 

Your final proposal and the Chair's departmental letter should be sent to Michelle Heinrichs to be reviewed by the entire Faculty Welfare committee by April 10th.  You will be informed of FWC's decision by no later than Friday, May 9th  

What a complete proposal entails:

A complete proposal should be no more than five (5) pages in length (excluding bibliography and/or appendices, if warranted).

It should include the following:

  • clearly articulated goals and objectives for the project. These objectives should be defined narrowly enough to provide the project with direction and limits, and concretely enough that they may be assessed at the end of the project;
  • an action plan for engaging the goals and objectives for the project. The plan should delineate what the faculty member wants to do and how, what resources are necessary to carry out the plan, and the time frame for implementation during the project;
  • an assessment plan for evaluating progress on the project goals. The nature of the assessment will depend on the project objectives and actions, but ideally should be grounded in some form of research literature or statement of best practices relevant to the disciplines involved (e.g., SoTL research, professional association statement, etc.), and/or some other form of tangible observation (e.g., evidence of student learning in the objective area, submission of a paper to a conference or publication, etc.).
  • optional: identification of other persons involved in support for the project, if desired (e.g., a peer mentor, a project partner, a teaching observation group, etc.).

More information about the pilot program, including timelines for the project, criteria for evaluation, possible forms the project might take, how it will be evaluated, and  how merit points will assigned can be found HERE and on the Faculty Welfare Committee website.



AUGUSTANA CONFERENCE ON STUDENT RESEARCH WRITING
April 4-5, 2014

On April 4 and 5, 2014 the Tredway Library will host a conference to explore how faculty and librarians can best teach the research process, research writing, and working with primary sources. While our students are accustomed to living in a world filled with information and are often adept at finding sources, they struggle with sorting through search results, determining what sources are appropriate to the research need, evaluating arguments, and dealing with paper (rather than digital) sources.

We are inviting a diverse group of faculty, librarians, and administrators to this conference, and we want to extend a special invitation to Augustana faculty. Our keynote speaker is Sandra Jamieson, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum at Drew University and a principal researcher on the Citation Project (http://site.citationproject.net/). Jamieson will also conduct a workshop with faculty at the Friday Conversation on April 4.

More information is available on the conference website: http://www.augustana.edu/x11824.xml?eventid=10806. Please don't hesitate to contact Stefanie Bluemle or Margi Rogal if you have any questions. Please RSVP to Margi Rogal or Stefanie Bluemle.



FACULTY - ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS TO ATTEND:

SPEED NETWORKING 2014: Creating Connections to Careers
April 3, 2014
5:30 - 9:00 PM
College Center

The Augustana College Alumni Board and Student Alumni Council invite students to the annual Speed Networking event as we connect Augustana College students to careers. We are partnering with alumni professionals from all fields to share their story with our students and provide them with a glimpse of what their potential careers can be and pathways towards achieving their goals. Following a brief introductory presentation, our students will have the chance to rotate through multiple stations "speed networking" for 15 minutes at each rotation. The evening will conclude with an opportunity for our students to circle back to mingle and further network.

The overall intention of Speed Networking is to:

Contact Rylee Hall x 7592 (Alumni & Parent Relations) if you have questions or wish to schedule a classroom visit.






ARTICULATING WONDER IN A SECULAR AGE
Presented by Carl A. Rubino, Winslow Professor at Hamilton College
Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:30 PM
Center for Student Life, Room 405


Many have claimed that the triumph of science has robbed the universe of its mystery and the power to inspire wonder and awe. We have, as it has been said, entered "a secular age," and there is no going back. Yet recent developments in science itself, which stress phenomena such as emergence, self-organization, and autocatalysis, can help us restore this sense of wonder.

This presentation will begin with a brief discussion of Aristotle's analysis of causality, prompted by Sherlock Holmes, Italo Calvino, and the medieval writer Gervase of Tilbury, and will then go on to explore some passages from the Bible, Kant, Darwin, the mathematician and philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, the biochemist Jacques Monod, and the paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould in order to show how explanations that abstain from recourse to the supernatural can enhance our sense of wonder.

The talk will conclude by examining how writers as disparate as the Roman poet Vergil, the American novelist Willa Cather, the French ethnologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, and the Belgian physicist Ilya Prigogine have articulated a sense of wonder without appealing to conventional notions of diety.




FREE ADMISSION TO FIGGE ART MUSEUM

Augustana College has renewed its institutional membership to the Figge Art Museum. This means that you will gain free admission to Figge events if you present a valid Augustana ID. Faculty members can bring their classes free of charge to exhibitions, guest lectures, or participate in other educational ventures hosted by the Figge, including the use of their research library. Please enjoy this community resource and use it in creative ways to better understand and integrate visual literacy into our curriculum and other activities.  Thanks to the folks in the Departments of Art and Art History who vigorously pursued this membership, and financially supported this effort together with the Office of Academic Affairs.



MIDWEST FACULTY SEMINARS

Midwest Faculty Seminars are offered every year through the University of Chicago. They bring faculty from private liberal arts colleges into conversation with UC faculty about a variety of topics. Our membership allows us to send up to four faculty members per year.

If you are interested in attending one of the seminars this year, send an email to Margaret Farrar. You can read more about the MFS here: http://mfs.uchicago.edu/?conference.html

THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION APRIL 24-26, 2014

Why does college cost so much? What should students learn? What is a college education actually good for? These are not new questions, but the recent economic downturn, coupled with increased interest in MOOCs and other forms of online learning, have made them of particular concern for students, parents, faculty and administrators alike. This seminar explores these questions, with an eye towards re-tracing the path by which higher education, once a heavily subsidized public good, has come to the straits in which it finds itself today. What, historically, has driven growth in higher education costs? Where are new cost-savings to be found? How have we thought about the value of the liberal arts over the years? What is their chief justification now? What has been the relationship between higher education and private business in the past? And what defines that complex set of relationships today? At a time when student debt is on the rise and job prospects are seemingly dimmer all around, this seminar hopes to come to terms with the place of higher education in an increasingly stagnant economy, and thus with how educators and administrators can better approach the problems confronting higher education today.





2013-2014 IMPORTANT DATES     

Community Retreat & Jaeke Recognition                   
Monday, August 19, 2013                     
8:30 AM                    
Centennial Hall      

Faculty Retreat                   
Tuesday, August 20, 2013                    
8:15 AM                    
Olin Patio                                                                                         
9:00 AM                    
Hanson Science 102  

Opening Convocation                    
Thursday, August 22, 2013                   
1:00 PM                    
Carver Center   


Co-Curricular Transcript Training Workshops (ALL advisors should plan to attend one of the workshops below to prepare for 1-20-14 Symposium Day advising session:

Thursday, December 12, 2013
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Wilson Center

or

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Wilson Center


Convocation Symposia Days                   

Thursday, September 26, 2013 "Relationships"         
9:00 - 4:00                

Monday, January 20, 2014                    
9:00 - 4:00                

Wednesday, May 7, 2014                      
9:00 - 4:00     
(Celebration of Learning/Celebration of Scholarship)   

Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs                  

Tuesday, August 20, 2013                     
1:00 - 3:30               
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building                

Thursday, September 12, 2013           
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center                

Thursday, October 10, 2013                 
5:00 - 6:00              
John Deere Lecture Hall                

Thursday, November 21, 2013            
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center                

Thursday, December 19, 2013  CANCELLED
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center               

Thursday, January 16, 2014                  
10:30 - 11:30          
Wilson Center               

Thursday, February 13, 2014               
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center                

Thursday, March 13, 2014                     
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center                

Thursday, April 10, 2014                        
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center    

Thursday, May 1, 2014
5:00 - 6:00 
Gävle Room 405         

Thursday, May 8, 2014  RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 1, 2014                        
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center      

Full-Faculty Meetings                  

Tuesday, August 27, 2013                     
10:30 - 11:30          
Olin Auditorium                

Thursday, November 21, 2013            
10:30 - 11:30          
Olin Auditorium   

Thursday, March 13, 2014
10:30 - 11:30
Olin Auditorium         

Thursday, April 17, 2014                        
10:30 - 11:30         
John Deere Lecture Hall               

Faculty Senate Meetings                 

Thursday, September 5, 2013             
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102                

Thursday, September 19, 2013           
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102                

Thursday, October 3, 2013                   
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102                

Thursday, October 17, 2013                 
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102               

Thursday, December 12, 2013            
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102               

Thursday, January 16, 2014     NOTE:  SENATE MEETING CHANGED TO FACULTY FORUM             
10:30 - 11:30          
Center for Student Life, Gävle Room 405              

Thursday, January 30, 2014                  
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102                

Thursday, March 20, 2014                     
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102               

Thursday, April 3, 2014                          
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102               

Thursday, May 1, 2014                           
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102   

Division Meetings

Fine & Performing Arts Thurs., October 10, 2013 10:30-11:30 AM Bergendoff 12
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Bergendoff 12
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Bergendoff 12
Language & Literature Thurs., October 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Denkmann B29
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Old Main 117
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Denkmann B29
Natural Science Thurs., October 10, 2023 10:30-11:30 AM Hanson Science 102
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Hanson Science 102
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Hanson Science 102
Business & Education Thurs., October 10, 2013 10:30-11:30 AM Evald 113
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Evald 113
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Evald 113
Social Science  Thurs., October 10, 2013 10:30-11:30 AM  Evald 21
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Evald 21
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Evald 21
History, Philosophy, Religion  Thurs., October 10, 2013 10:30-11:30 AM Old Main 329
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Old Main 329
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AMa Old Main 329


LSFY Meetings           

Monday, August 26, 2013- New to LSFY 102 Orientation Meeting  
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center

Monday, September 9, 2013 - LSFY 102 Curriculum Meeting
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center

Monday, September 16, 2013 - From Shitty Draft to Gilded Commode:Writing as a Process
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center

Monday, September 23, 2013 - LSFY 102 Curriculum Meeting CANCELLED
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center

Monday, October 7, 2013 - Tales from the Crypt Stay in the Crypt: Grammar for the Living
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center

Monday, October 14, 2013 - New to LSFY 103 Orientation Meeting
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center             

Monday, November 25, 2013 - LSFY 103 Curriculum Meeting CANCELLED (rescheduled for 12/9/13)
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center             

Monday, December 2, 2013 - From the Source: Summary and Documentation
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center 

Monday, December 9, 2013 - LSFY 103 Curriculum Meeting (rescheduled from 11-25-13)
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Old Main 117     

Monday, December 16, 2013 - LSFY 102: First Year Survey
Wilson Center   

Monday, January 27, 2014 - More than Talking Heads: Oral Presentations CANCELLED
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center             

Monday, February 11, 2014 - More than Talking Heads: Oral Presentations
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Old Main 117

Monday, March 17, 2014 - They Say/They Say/They Say/I Say: Synthesizing Sources
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center             

Monday, April 7, 2014 - New Tricks for LSFY Dogs of All Ages: New Life for Common Texts
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center              

Monday, May 12, 2014 - Augie Reads Kick-off
4:00 - 6:00
Evald Great Hall

Educational Policies Committee                
Tuesdays                                   
4:30 - 5:30         
Old Main 127  

General Education Committee                    
Wednesdays                            
4:00 - 5:00         
Evald 305 

Celebration of Learning and Celebration of Scholarship / Symposium Day             

Wednesday, May 7, 2014    
9:30 - 2:00         
Hanson Science / Olin Center  

Augie Reads Kickoff                   
Monday, May 12, 2014         
4:00 - 6:00         
Evald Great Hall   

Senior Honors Convocation                  
Saturday, May 24, 2014        
12:00 - 1:00       
Centennial Hall  

Baccaulaureate Service                  
Sunday, May 25, 2014           
10:00                   
Centennial Hall  

153rd Annual Commencement Convocation Ceremony                  
Sunday, May 25, 2014           
3:00                    
iWireless Center