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

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.

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