Monday, April 28

4:30 PM - An Introduction to the Nizhniy Novgorod Institute of Management & Business
Presented by a visiting student group from our partner school in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
Denkmann B29

7:20 PM - Award Ceremony for Geifman Award Winners (Note time change)
7:30 - 8:00 PM - Annual Geifman Lecture in Holocaust Studies, presented by Jeno Laszlo Berta

The Geifman Prize for Holocaust Studies will be presented during this program
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - River Readings: Rachel Hartman, bestselling author of "Seraphina"
Gävle 3, Room 405, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

Tuesday, April 29

10:45 AM - 12:00 Noon - Student Recital
Nathan McAlpine and Elijah Olson, alto saxaphone; Robert Elfline and Charles Schmnidt, piano; Susan Schwaegler, clarinet; Christopher Green, bass clarinet; and Elizabeth Kupar; viola
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Dr. Jessica Schultz, Psychology
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

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

12:00 - 4:00 PM - New Departures: Senior Art Show
The show will be open through May 25 (closed during exams May 19-22) Museum hours are noon-4:00 PM Tuesdays-Saturdays)
Art Museum, Centennial Hall

2:30 - 3:30 PM - "Get a Head Start: A Step-by-Step Overview of Your Retirement Plan"
Gävle 3, Room 405, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

3:30 - 5:00 PM - Community Retirement Celebration
4:00 PM - Retirement Program Begins
Wilson Center

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentor Circle - "Service Learning & Community Engagement" presented by Ellen Hay
Gävle Room 1, Room 403, CSL 4th floor

Wednesday, April 30

8:30 - 9:30 AM - "Get a Head Start: A Step-by-Step Overview of Your Retirement Plan"
Gävle 3, Room 405, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

11:00 AM - Time Off Changes and Summer FAQ's Session
Wilson Center

2:00 PM - Time Off Changes and Summer FAQ's Session
Wilson Center

4:30 PM - Consumer Behavior in Russia
Presented by a visiting student group from our partner school in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
Denkmann B29

7:00 PM - "A Salute to Veterans"
Josh Brown and J.D. Engelhardt along with the Augustana Veterans Support Group will share their personal stories of military service
College Center Dining Room, 2nd floor

Thursday, May 1

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Blood Drive
Bring a photo ID
Gävle Rooms 1 and 2, CSL 4th floor

10:00 - 11:00 AM - Google Forms Workshop
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Olin 105

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Senate Meeting
Hanson Hall of Science 102

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Augustana Historical Walking Tour with Kai Swanson
Wilson Center Doors

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon, "Change in the QC"
with local social worker and young alumna Kelly Thompson
Brew by the Slough, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

2:00 PM -Joy of Spring Celebration
Campus Ministries Journey Band will provide music, there will be free food. Bring your frisbees, or other games
The Quad

2:30 PM - Time Off Changes and Summer FAQ's Session
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

4:30 PM - John Deere in Russia
Presented by a visiting student group from our partner school in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
Denkmann B29

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs
Gävle Room 1, Room 403, CSL 4th floor

Friday, May 2

10:00 AM - Time Off Changes and Summer FAQ's Session
Wilson Center

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - The Skinny on "Using Grading Strategies to Understand & Improve Student Learning" presented by Dara Wegman-Geedey and Kimberly Murphy
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Wilson Center

7:30 PM - Percussion Ensemble Concert
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff 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

Saturday, May 3

4:00 PM - Student Recital - Justin Lebo, piano
Katie Boardman, soprano; Ken Citro, trumpet; Melissa Gunlogson, viola; Emma Leland, violin; Charles Neff, bassoon; Maedline Ruzek, violin
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

6:00 PM - Art Sale by Augustana faculty, students, and local artists to benefit student Long Nguyen
College Center

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 Recital
Meagan Bruck, soprano; Allycia Nelson, soprano; Sheila Doak, piano; Christina Dekker, oboe; Abigail Schultz and Chloe Vasser, sopranos in quartet
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - UNYK Multicultural Dance Troupe performs "Pump It Up!"
Tickets $3 students, $4 adults, children under 12 free
Centennial Hall

Sunday, May 4

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

2:00 PM - Quad City Youth Symphony Choir Concert
Tickets $10 adults; $5 students. Contact QCSO ticket office 563-322-7276
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

3:00 PM - Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra Concert
Tickets $10 adults; $5 students. Contact QCSO ticket office 563-322-7276
Centennial Hall

4:30 PM - WQPT, Quad Cities PBS, will be airing the Lincoln Academy Laureates 2013
Profiles of the 2013 Laureates of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Included: former Sara Lee CEO Brenda Barnes; geologist William Hammer; Dr. G. Timothy Johnson (ABC News); former Deere & Company CEO Robert Lane; Group O founder Robert Ontiveros

7:30 PM - Augustana Percussion Ensemble Concert
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

Volume 12, Issue 28 - April 28, 2014

Community Engagement Center (CEC)

NEWS FROM INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS

UPCOMING INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS WORKSHOP DATES

Please feel free to build any of these activities into your spring term courses and encourage students in your classes and your advisees to attend.

April 28 4:30 PM After Augie! This workshop will help you prepare for your future endeavors Olin 209
May 1 4:30 PM

Grad School 101: The ins and outs of graduate schools.
What is the best for you and the application process.

Olin 209
May 5 4:30 PM Making the Most of Your Internship. What is expected of you during your
internship and how you can make it the best possible experience.
Olin 209
May 8 11:00 AM Personal Statement 101. You have worked hard these past four years
and you want YOUR personal statement to speak volumes!
Olin 209




EXCITING HAPPENINGS AT INTERNATIONAL AND OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS

IOP would like to congratulate Mariano Magalhães, Vickie Phipps and Patrick Crawford as the winners of $3,000 grants to join CIEE Summer International Faculty Development Seminars. Dr. Magalhães will be headed to Jordan this summer for a seminar on "Women, Tradition and Revolution" while Drs. Phipps and Crawford will be visiting Poland and Germany for a seminar on "History, Modern Memory and Revival." IOP is happy to provide funding to help faculty internationalize our campus and our curriculum. Be sure to look for grant information for summer 2015 next Fall.
Thanks to a new fund which reallocates unused study abroad funds back to IOP programs, we are proud to announce a new scholarship fund for students with high need who wish to participate in summer or short-term study abroad programs. These programs, which normally cannot receive any financial aid beyond Augie Choice, can wind up costing more to students than our trimesters abroad, so this new scholarship, which will offer 8 students $500 each will certainly help. Students who enroll in any of our summer or short term programs (beginning with summer 2014) will be eligible.  The Financial Assistance Office will assess student need and the study abroad committee of faculty (IOPC) will determine the winners.  We hope to grow this program each year so that more students can benefit, but beginning this summer we hope to make study abroad even more viable for those students who are most in need of financial support.
IOP would like to report that once again we have made the Institute of International Education (IIE) top 40 list for baccalaureate colleges.  This year's report covers study abroad during the 2012-2013 academic year and once more we are ranked #36 in the nation in study abroad participation. We have also risen from #19 to #14 nationally in participation in programs of 8 weeks or less (including our summer programs, short-term programs and Winter Trimester programs).  While the measure of strong international programming is not the quantity of participants but the quality of what those participants experience, I believe we all can be proud that we are providing high quality programs to more students than ever before. Whether it is a full trimester or a course enhanced by a shorter immersion experience, more of our students are being introduced to new ideas, new cultures and new ways to understand themselves and their place in the world.  This is a great tribute to the initiative, imagination and entrepreneurial spirit of Augustana's faculty as we continue to be a national leader in faculty-led study abroad, enriching our students, our campus and our curriculum with international perspectives