Monday, March 10

Welcome back!

Tuesday, March 11

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

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Art History Senior Exhibition: Whistler and His Contexts
Elizabeth Jakaitis and Jordan Kirkbride
Art Museum, Centennial Hall

4:30 PM - "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" Discussion Series - Today's session is "Snow"
Moline High School Planetarium, 3600 23rd Avenue, Moline, IL

Wednesday, March 12

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM - Augustana Association of Educational Office Professionals (AAEOP) meeting
Olin Auditorium

8:00 PM - Guest Artist: Rebecca Ashe, flute

Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, March 13

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

11:30 AM - ITS Lunch & Learn: Lynda.com
Olin 110

11:30 AM - The Salon, with Laura Hartman "How Does Community Change?"
Brew by the Slough

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

7:30 PM - "Looking Isn't As Easy As It Looks" lecture presented by Dr. Mary Kirn, Augustana professor emerita
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building, 2nd floor

Friday, March 14

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: "Good Student Research Writing? No Pie in the Sky" 
presented by Stefanie Bluemle and Lucas Street
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Augustana Choir Home Concert
Free admission
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 N. Brady Street, Davenport, IA

Saturday, March 15

7:30 PM - Amadeus Trio (a piano trio)
Amadeus Trio performs as part of the new Symphony Signature Series
For tickets call 309-793-1213
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphonic Band Home Concert
Free admission
Centennial Hall

8:00 - 9:00 PM - MPB Comedy Club: Tracey Ashley
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

Sunday, March 16

4:00 PM - Student Recital - Henry Weberpal and Mineo Patrick Yasutake, cello
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Art Beat with WAUG Radio
Social hour featuring a live music broadcast. Free admission
Art Museum, Centennial Hall

Volume 12, Issue 21 - March 10, 2014

Community Engagement Center (CEC)

ProFair2014



MARK YOUR CALENDAR - PROFAIR SPRING 2014

ProFair Spring 2014 will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM on St. Ambrose University's campus in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. Employers are already signing up! Shuttle service will be provided. This is a great opportunity for Augustana students to find entry-level employment, internships and summer jobs. Please encourage students to attend.

Please encourage your students to attend these upcoming workshops to prepare for ProFair:

Resume 101
Monday, March 10, 2014
Olin 110
4:30 PM

Interviewing 101
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Olin 209
4:30 PM

Resumania
March 17 & 18, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Center for Student Life near the fireplace

Resumania
March 19, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Center for Student Life near the fireplace

ProFair 101
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
4:30 PM
Olin 307


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.