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

Faculty Development

Advising Academy

Are you interested in learning how to be a more effective and more efficient advisor?

If so, then plan to participate in the Center for Faculty Enrichment's first Faculty Academy, a series of conversations and workshops that will take place during Spring 2014. (You are also welcome to attend any of the sessions without signing up for the Academy.)

What is a Faculty Academy?

As part of its work looking at best practices in faculty development, the Faculty Development Working Group found that some institutions routinely offer certificate programs or academies in particular areas of faculty development where there is perceived need. Such programs are particularly useful in areas where there is a body of knowledge/expertise that is best shared over the course of multiple conversations. These sorts of programs are also helpful for faculty trying to demonstrate professional development in their review and promotion materials, and for visiting faculty who want to demonstrate growth in an area as they apply for new positions.

In our Faculty Academy, any faculty member who complete 5 out of the 7 sessions offered on developmental advising and complete a short assessment will receive recognition of their completion of the Academy and $200 in Professional Development Funds. 

Please RSVP to Mary Koski with the sessions you'd like to attend.



Session #5: Advising Effectiveness and Assessment
Thursday, May 8, 2014  Note Date Change:  Tuesday, May 6, 2014
10:30 AM

Gävle 1, CSL Room 403

How do we know if we have been effective advisors? What are the best ways to assess one's advising? Join  panelists for a session on advising evaluation and documenting student learning in an advising context. 

Session #6: Attend ILACADA (Illinois Academic Advising Conference)
Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL
Thursday, May 22, 2014 (this would likely mean driving down Wednesday afternoon)

The Office of Academic Affairs will pay for faculty involved in the Advising Academy to attend this year's ILACADA conference, Illinois' affiliate of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Connect with other advisors from across the state, attend sessions about best practices in advising, and learn how to be a more effective advisor for your students. Contact Kristin Douglas if you plan to attend.

Session #7: Attend First Year Advisor Training
May 27 (noon-5:00 PM) - May 28, 2014 (8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon)
Gävle 1 and 2, CSL Rooms 403 and 404