Monday, January 20

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Symposium Day: Social Justice
http://www.augustana.edu/x56526.xml

6:30 PM - High School Honor Band Finale Concert
Centennial Hall

7:30 - 9:00 PM - Tredway Library Book Club Meeting:  Divergent
PBK Room, Tredway Library, 4th floor

Tuesday, January 21

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

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

1:00 PM - Google Drive Workshop
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale x 8092
Olin 105

4:00 - 4:30 PM - Sign Language Table (Intermediate)
Center for Student Life, Sitting area outside of multipurpose room

4:30 - 5:00 PM - Sign Language Table (Beginners)
Center for Student Life, Sitting area outside of multipurpose room

8:00 PM - Faculty Voice Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, January 22

4:-00 - 5:00 PM - Tea Hour Series (and sabbatical leave report): "Instead" presented by Rebecca Wee
Evald Great Hall

7:00 PM - Cyrus Zargar discusses the Persian Poet Rumi
His talk will be followed with classes on Wednesdays, 1/29/ 2/5, 2/12 using "Spiritual Verses"
Unitarian Church, 3707
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA

7:30 PM - "Enriching Science with its History/Biography and with the Arts" presented by Pangratios Papacosta, Columbia College
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building
reception to follow in the Teaching Museum of Art

5:00 PM - Deadline to submit applications for Student Summer Fellowships to Bill Hammer

Thursday, January 23

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Blood Drive
Bring photo ID
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Division Meetings
See Announcements Page for locations

11:30 AM - Meeting to Explore Ideas for a Food Studies Program at Augustana
Evald Great Hall

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon, featuring Farah Marklevits
Brew by the Slough, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

7:00 - 8:00 PM - "Monitoring Polar Ice Using Satellites, Airplanes and a Robot" presented by Dr. Lora Koenig
John Deere Lecture Hall

Friday, January 24

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - CANCELLED

Saturday, January 25

4:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Susan Bawden, bassoon
Also featuring Robert Elfline, piano; Susan Schwaegler, clarinet; Janet Stodd, flute; Lee Kessinger, horn
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - Asian Night
Tickets are $5
College Center Dining Room

8:00 PM - Percussion Ensemble Concert
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

Sunday, January 26

3:00 PM - Mozart Woodwind Quintet
Tickets are available by calling the Quad City Symphony Orchestra box office at 563-322-7276
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

3:00 PM - Martini Swingers offer free Salsa Lessons
Dance Studio (Carriage House)

Volume 12, Issue 17 - January 20, 2014

Community Engagement Center

NEWS FROM INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS

UPCOMING INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS WORKSHOP & EVENT DATES

Please feel free to build any of these activities into your winter term courses and encourage students in your classes and your advisees to attend.  (If you are sending a whole class, please let us know so that we can plan accordingly.) 

January 20th - Social Justice Related Career OLIN 305 at 10:00 - 11:00

January 21st - Resumes 101 - OLIN 105 at 4:30 - 5:30

January 27th - Career Fest 101 - OLIN 202 at 4:30 - 5:30

January 28th - Resumania (walk-up resume reviews) - CSL tables near BREW at 11:00 - 1:00

January 29th - Resumania (walk-up resume reviews) - CSL tables near BREW at 11:00 - 1:00 & 6:00 -8:00

January 31st - Career Fest (see below for additional details) - North Central College (Naperville) -

10:00 - 3:00 general career fair ALL majors

1:00 - 5:00 teacher career fair for Education majors

February 3rd - Interviewing 101 - OLIN 202 at 4:30 - 5:30

February 6th - LinkedIn 101 - OLIN 105 at 4:30 - 5:30

February 10th - Internships 101 - OLIN 202 at 4:30 - 5:30

February 14th - LOVE your FUTURE - Details to be announced

CAREERFEST

The Augustana Internships & Careers Office is part of a careers consortium comprised of over 20 liberal arts colleges throughout the state called ISCPA.  Each year, ISCPA hosts a career fair called CareerFest to connect students with internship and career related opportunities.

CareerFest
Friday, January 31
North Central College - Naperville, IL
10:00 - 3:00 general career fair ALL majors
1:00 - 5:00 teacher career fair for Education majors

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged in the Internships & Careers Office - 1st floor Sorensen Hall by January 24th.  Cost to students is $10 if registered by January 24th and $20 at the door.  Augustana students who attend CareerFest will be given a $10 Hy-vee gift card at the event.

CLASS & STUDENT GROUP PRESENTATIONS

We welcome the opportunity to speak in your classes or to student groups that you advise on any career related topic that you would like.  Further, we can work with you to build career related content into your classes - from designing career related activities to securing professionals from the community to come and speak to your class or group.  Contact us with your ideas!  (JohnnaAdam@Augustana.edu x. 7339)

 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR - PROFAIR SPRING 2014
ProFair Spring 2014 will be held on Thursday, March 20th On St. Ambrose's campus in the Rogolski Center from noon until 4:00.  Employers are already signing up!  Shuttle service will be provided.  This is a great opportunity for students to find entry level employment, internships and summer jobs.  Please encourage students to attend.


EXCITING HAPPENINGS AT INTERNATIONAL AND OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS

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.