Monday, May 5

11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon - Meditation Monday
Facilitated by Laura Hartman
Andreen Hall Basement

2:30 PM - Time Off Changes and Summer FAQ's Session presented by Laura Ford
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

7:00 PM - Heywire End-of-Year Show
Centennial Hall

Tuesday, May 6

10:30 AM - Advising Academy "Advising Effectiveness and Assessment"
Gävle 1, Room 403, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

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

11:30 AM - Kaffeestunde: German Conversation Group
Denkmann B-33

Wednesday, May 7

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Symposium Day - Celebration of Learning - Celebration of Scholarship
http://www.augustana.edu/academics/celebration-of-learning

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Marine Corps Jazz Combo Concert
Free admission
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

5:00 PM - Finding Your Future Career
To conclude Celebration of Learning and Symposium Day, faculty memtors will present a panel discussion for all students
Refreshments will be provided
Andreen Hall Basement

8:00 PM - Flute & Clarinet Choir Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, May 8

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Meeting
Hanson Science 102

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Google Drive Workshop
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale x 8092
Olin 105

11:30  AM - 12:20 PM - Salon - Open discussion of themes and experiences from the Celebration of Learning
Brew by the Slough, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

Friday, May 9

4:00 - 5:00 PM - "Why the World No Longer Needs Wall Street" - Presentation by Andrew Sward, candidate for Mathematics Fellow
Olin 202

6:30 - 8:00 PM - Wooden Spoon-carving Class
As part of the Scandinavian Folk Arts Festival. Tickets $100
First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th Street, Rock Island, IL

7:30 PM - Spring Musical: Something's Afoot
A murder mystery musical presented in conjunction with Opera @ Augustana
Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors, students, faculty and staff; $10 for early bird
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall, upper level

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert
Centennial Hall

Saturday, May 10

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Wooden Spoon-carving Class
As part of the Scandinavian Folk Arts Festival. Tickets $100
First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th Street, Rock Island, IL

4:00 PM - Four Choirs Concert
Cantilena Augustana, Wennerberg men's Chorus, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble and Augustana Kammarkör performs
Centennial Hall

7:30 PM - Spring Musical: Something's Afoot
A murder mystery musical presented in conjunction with Opera @ Augustana
Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors, students, faculty and staff; $10 for early bird
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall, upper level

8:00 PM - Senior's Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:30 - 10:00 PM - Planetarium Open House
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory

Sunday, May 11

1:30 PM - Spring Musical: Something's Afoot
A murder mystery musical presented in conjunction with Opera @ Augustana
Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors, students, faculty and staff; $10 for early bird
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall, upper level

4:00 PM - Senior's Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

4:00 PM - Martini Swingers Spring Performance
Free admission
Centennial Hall

4:30 - 6:00 PM - Mother's Day Concert by RiverBend Bronze
A community-based handbell choir
Free-will donations accepted at the door. Gourmet desserts by Gansons Bakery sold for $5 after the concert
First Congregational Church, 2201 7th Avenue, Moline, IL

Volume 13, Issue 30 - May 5, 2014

Announcements

RSVP FOR FACULTY PROCESSIONALS FOR SENIOR HONORS CONVOCATION, BACCALAUREATE AND COMMENCEMENT

Full and Part-time Faculty (including Fellows and Visiting) and Administrators are asked to please take note.

The schedule for Commencement Weekend is as follows:

If you are a full-time faculty member you are expected to participate in the academic procession for Commencement unless excused by Dean Lawrence. If you do not plan to participate and have not notified Dean Lawrence's office, please do so as soon as possible via email to Mary Koski.

If you are a part-time faculty member, fellow, visiting instructor, or an administrator you are invited to march in the academic processions. If you plan to do so this year, please fill out this Google form so that your name can be included in the marching order. Please specify the processions in which you plan to participate.

More detailed instructions for assembling at the various ceremonies will be emailed to you in May.




POST BACCALAUREATE RECEPTION FOR GRADUATES AND THEIR FAMILIES
Sunday, May 25, 2014
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This year we hope to begin a new graduation tradition at Augustana College. We know some departments plan events with graduates and families between Baccalaureate and Commencement so that students have the opportunity to introduce their parents to their faculty advisors and mentors. This year, we'd like to extend this opportunity to all of our graduates and their families. Please plan to attend a reception between 11:30 AM  and 12:30 PM on Sunday May 25, 2014 to host graduates and families at four venues across campus, housed in different buildings and representing all of our majors and programs. The Office of Academic Affairs will provide light refreshments at each of these four venues.

  The locations are as follows:

Please help us make this a memorable time for your graduating seniors and their families to connect with you and other mentors who have been so important to them throughout these four years.


HIGHER ED YOUNG PROFESSIONALS MIXER
Thursday, May 15, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Wilson Center

Augustana College is happy to be hosting the first ever Higher Ed Young Professionals Mixer on behalf of the Quad-Cities Professional Development Network (QCPDN). (While there won't be "carding" at the door, the QC Chamber's guideline for "young professionals" are folks under 40). We hope to have a good mix of faculty and non-faculty, as well as representation from all institutions. It is a great opportunity to network (and commiserate?) with colleagues from across the Quad Cities. Light hord'oeuvres will be served, and one lucky attendee will win a "bucket of swag!"

Stay tuned next year for more free college teaching workshops, courtesy of the Quad Cities Professional Development Network!



2014 CELEBRATION OF LEARNING



This all-day event includes original research, artistic expression and scholarship by Augustana faculty and students-- and a chance to truly learn from and celebrate each others' accomplishments.

The general schedule is available on the Symposium Day: Celebration of Learning web page.

 Printed copies of the full schedule and abstract/program book will be available Tuesday and accessible in a web-friendly format on the event web page. For those interested in seeing more details now-- including when you, your friends, your colleagues, and professors will be presenting and where!-- you can access the full schedule/program book here.

Some highlights:

Refreshments are provided at various places through the day-- and the event closes with an ice cream social on the Quad.

 Looking forward to seeing everyone take part on Wednesday!


QUAD-CITIES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK NEEDS YOUR HELP!

The Excellence in College Teaching Certificate Program of the Quad Cities Professional Development Network is designed to help new and experienced faculty pursue teaching excellence through a series of courses focused on sound pedagogy, principles of effective instruction, and techniques to meet the needs of 21st century learners. The complete program includes one full-day seminar, four half-day seminars, one elective and the evaluation of a portfolio of teaching artifacts. In an attempt to update and refine our program, we would like to invite you to complete a short 10-question needs assessment survey to help plan additional programs for the certificate program. This should take only a few minutes of your time, but will be quite helpful in developing new programs to meet your needs. 

All information is completely anonymous, and we will collect information only in aggregate form with no identifying information attached. We will present only the aggregate information, which will be used for planning purposes only. You can take the survey by clicking the link below.  

https://sau.wufoo.com/forms/m1rc95a20ppxjt9/


Please complete the survey by May 9, 2014. Thank you so much for considering our invitation.



CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE 2014-2015 COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics

The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, May 9 (Friday of Week IX.)  The proposal should include a clear statement of the topic and an abstract of 150 words or less.  All proposals will be reviewed by the CSE Board of Directors, which will make the selection decisions.
Proposals may come from any academic discipline.  The only requirement is that they address ethical issues in a significant way.  Each person submitting proposals must agree to present her or his lecture one time on campus during the 2014-2015 academic year and up to three times to community groups.

The Center for the Study of Ethics will pay a $200 preparation stipend to those whose proposals are accepted and a $50 presentation fee for each time the lecture is presented, up to a total of four times. Please contact Dan Lee x 7258 if you have any questions.





INTERFAITH UNDERSTANDING CONFERENCE
June 1-3, 2014

On June 1-3, Augustana will serve as the host campus for a conference on Interfaith Understanding for all of the 26 Colleges and Universities of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). This unique, first time conference will bring together presidents, students, faculty, and chaplains at ELCA colleges and universities to discuss best practices, tools for, and real stories of exploring interfaith engagement and developing interfaith literacy on ELCA college and university campuses. 

Featured keynote speakers will include Dr. Jason Mahn from the Augustana Religion department, Dr. Eboo Patel from Interfaith Youth Core, and Bishop Elizabeth Eaton-Presiding Bishop of the ELCA.  Panel respondents include President Steve Bahls and other ELCA college presidents, staff from the Pluralism Project at Harvard University and Interfaith Youth Core, as well as many students, faculty and staff from the represented colleges. 

We would be delighted to welcome any Augustana faculty or administrators who would like to attend the conference. If you are interested in attending any or all of the conference, please register at the link below by May 19. 

http://www.augustana.edu/x59432.xml.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kristen Glass Perez x7430





2013-2014 SENIOR HONORS CONVOCATION
Saturday, May 24, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Centennial Hall

All faculty and staff are invited to the Senior Honors Convocation on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in Centennial Hall. The ceremony will recognize academic and departmental honors for senior students.  Full-time faculty members are expected to participate in academic processions unless excused by the Dean.








INVITATION: 2014 VOCATION OF A LUTHERAN COLLEGE CONFERENCE
"The Vocation of Leadership: What does this mean?"
July 21-23, 2014
Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

Faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to attend the 2014 Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference as part of our Augustana cohort. The conference will meet July 21-23 at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, beginning with dinner on Monday, July 21st and concluding with lunch on Wednesday, July 23rd. The theme is: "The Vocation of Leadership: What does this mean?" Presentation topics and speakers for 2014 are:

"Vocation and the Mission of Lutheran Higher Education"
Mark Wilhelm, Program Director for Schools, ELCA

"Vocation and Leadership"
Darrell Jodock, Professor, Dept. of Religion, St. Olaf College 

"Sharing Leadership within the College Setting"
Leanne Nielson, Provost, California Lutheran University

"Leadership Experiences on Campus"
Chris Johnson, Gustavus Adolphus College

"Enhancing One's Own Leadership"
Faith Ngunjiri, Concordia College

In addition to these plenary session topics, special breakfast sessions on Women in Higher Education leadership will be offered.

Those new to or less informed about specifically Lutheran approaches to higher education and who would benefit from meeting colleagues from the other 25 ELCA colleges and universities are especially invited to attend.  Those with particular interests or involvement in mentorship and shared leadership would also benefit from this conference. 

If you are interested in attending or have questions, please contact Jason Mahn by email no later than May 16, 2014. Jason will help arrange registration and  transportation. The conference is funded almost entirely by the ELCA Churchwide Organization; Augustana's Office of Academic Affairs pays the additional small registration fee for each participant. 










CAUGHT! USING INSECTS TO INSPIRE ART - SEND YOUR PIECES FOR THIS FALL'S DISPLAY Caught!

Do insects inspire your artistic talents? The title of the fall Tredway Library exhibit is Caught: Using Insects to Inspire Art. We will have specimen cases from the Biology department and insect fossils from the Geology department that represent species of insects that might be found in this local area. The species that will be included are butterflies and moths, cicadas, praying mantis, beetles, dragonflies and others including flies. We are looking for personally created art pieces to display along with these specimens. The art can be 2 or 3 dimensional and might include jewelry, tapestry, quilts, paintings, drawings, or sculpture. The artist doesn't have to be affiliated with Augustana; we want to appeal to our community first so it can be representative of our area.We would like to limit the art pieces to those individually produced or limited runs and not include items widely available in stores. Pieces can be hung on display panels or placed in locked cases along with the specimens.If you are interested in having your work included in the display, please contact Connie Ghinazzi as soon as possible (x7494). Connie Ghinazzi would like to have a list of all the pieces that will be included  by Friday, May 30. It would be preferable to also have the art pieces at that time. They are able to stored over the summer in a locked library closet. If that doesn't work for you, please get them to Connie Ghinazzi by Wednesday, August 8th. We are very excited to collaborate with Art, Biology, and Geology to create this display. Art pieces created by our students, faculty and staff will really make this display come to life. We also plan to have a family friendly event sometime fall term and have Biology students act as docents for each display case. If you are interested, please contact Connie Ghinazzi. She'd love to hear your ideas!









Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference: November 14-16, 2014
Call for Proposals
Deadline for Proposals:  August 1, 2014

Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its first annual international digital scholarship conference. The theme of the conference is "Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Faculty Research" with the goal of gathering a broad community of scholar-practitioners engaged in collaborative digital scholarship in research and teaching.

This conference will bring together a broad community of scholar-practitioners engaged in collaborative digital scholarship in research and teaching. We encourage presentations that emphasize forms of collaboration: between institutions of higher education; across disciplines; between faculty, librarians, and technologists; and between faculty and students. We welcome contributions from scholars, educators, technologists, librarians, administrators, and students who use digital tools and methods, and encourage submissions from emerging and established scholar-practitioners alike, including those who are new to digital collaboration.

Submission topics may include but are not limited to: engaging with space and place; creating innovative teaching and learning environments; perspectives on implications for the individual's own research and pedagogy within the institutional landscape, etc.

Presentations may take the form of short papers, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, or lightning talks.

For more information about submitting a presentation proposal, please go to the Bucknell Digital Initiatives website:http://goo.gl/eoOnK4 . The deadline for proposals is August 1, 2014.

If you have questions or would like more information about the submission process, please email conference coordinator Diane Jakacki: diane.jakacki@bucknell.edu.

Bucknell is a private liberal arts university located alongside the historic Susquehanna River in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. At Bucknell "Digital Scholarship" is defined as any scholarly activity that makes extensive use of one or more of the new possibilities for teaching and research opened up by the unique affordances of digital media. These include, but are not limited to, new forms of collaboration, new forms of publication, and new methods for visualizing and analyzing data.




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.






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    

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - RECENTLY ADDED
10:30 - 11:30
Hanson Science 102
        

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         
 

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