Monday, February 10

11:00 - 11:45 AM - Presentation/Q&A - Candidate for Director of Intercultural Student Life, Samuel Payan '10
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Retirement Planning Conversation
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

1:00 - 2:00 PM -Special Collections Librarian Candidate, Roxanne Dunn presentation
Gävle 1, Room 403, CSL

7:00 PM - Camp Kesem's Candlelight Vigil to remember and honor those in our lives affected by cancer
Ascension Chapel

Tuesday, February 11

10:30 - 11:30 AM - LSFY Meeting: "More Than Talking Heads: Oral Presentations"
Old Main 117

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Geography Senior Research Projects Presentations (Aaron Trost, Luke Clayton, Erek Bell, Zak Schmidt)
211 Swenson Geoscience Building

10:45 AM - Student Recital: Rebecca Strandberg; Kayla Jackson; Emma Stough; Kelly Haidinyak; Emily Haskins
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Mary Windeknecht, Advising
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Retirement Planning Conversation
Wilson Center

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentor Circle - "Advising as Teaching and/or Becoming a Referral Expert"
Center for Student Life Room 403

7:30 - 8:30 PM - "The Ethics (or Lack Thereof) of the NSA Telephone Metadata Collection Program" - Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture presented by Dan Lee
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Wednesday, February 12

11:00 - 11:45 AM - Presentation/Q&A - Candidate for Director of Intercultural Student Life, Jacqueline Tome
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Nonprofit Leadership Development Certificate Informational Meeting
Denkmann 210

8:00 PM - Jazz Combos Performance
Free admission
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

Thursday, February 13

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Nonprofit Leadership Development Certificate Informational Meeting
Denkmann 210

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Geography Senior Research Projects Presentations (Jessica Flondro, Colton Vankirk, kelly Farina, Danna Jensen)
211 Swenson Geoscience Building

10:40 - 11:20 AM - The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad
A 20-minute play presented by members of Augustana's Black Student Union
John Deere Lecture Hall

11:00 - 11:45 AM - Presentation/Q&A - Candidate for Director of Intercultural Student Life, Patricia Santoyo-Marin
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon, open for finals preparation or discussion
Brew by the Slough, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

2:45 - 5:15 PM - Geography Senior Research Project Presentations (Alan Sabat, Kara Noonan, Justin Densberger, Kristy Raasch, Timothy Ludolph)
211 Swenson Geoscience Building

5:00 PM - Deadline to Submit Glenn T. Seaborg Award Nominations to Margaret Farrar, Academic Affairs

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

7:00 PM - The Vagina Monologues, presented by Alpha Psi Omega
Tickets are $9 at the door; or $6 for students in advance
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Friday, February 14

3:30 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Week 10 Celebration; no presentation
Wilson Center

Saturday, February 15

Submissions for Session Proposals DUE for Augustana Conference on Student Research Wrting to Stefanie Bluemle

2:00 PM - Augustana Concert Band Concert
Free admission
Centennial Hall

7:00 PM - The Vagina Monologues, presented by Alpha Psi Omega
Tickets are $9 at the door; or $6 for students in advance
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert
Free admission
Centennial Hall

Sunday, February 16

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks IV
1:00 PM - Concert Conversations begin
Tickets are $8 - $15; call 563-322-7276
Centennial Hall

Volume 12, Issue 20 - February 10, 2014

Community Engagement Center (CEC)

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.)

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

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



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.