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 News

Tierney Brosius (Biology) recently had an article published:   Brosius T.R., L. Johnson, and L.G. Higley 2014. Using the visual arts to promote the conservation of the Salt Creek tiger beetle. American Entomologist. Vol 60, No 1.


Cassandra Martin (Biology) successfully defended her dissertation at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Friday, April 18. Her dissertation title: Costs of female mating behavior in the variable field cricket, Gryllus lineaticeps.

Kelvin Mason (Art) will give a talk at the FIGGE Art Museum on Thursday, May 1 at 7 PM discussing the "Kids Design Glass" Exhibition currently on display at the Museum. Admission is free with your Augie ID. Show up at 5:30 for light hors d'oeuvres before the evening's talks begin.

Paul Olsen (English/Men's Track and Cross Country) was honored by the Rotary Club of Rock Island at their 40th Annual Awards Luncheon on April 22, 2014 for receiving the Excellence Award for Leadership.

Dara Wegman-Geedey (Biology) recently reviewed infectious and chronic disease abstracts for the epidemiology section of the American Public Health Association for their 142nd Annual Meeting (to be held October 2014). Dara has been a reviewer for the epidemiology section of APHA each year since 2003. For the 3rd year, Dara was also an invited judge for graduate and undergraduate poster presentations at the 3rd Annual Great Plains and Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference, held April 18-19 in Iowa City. Funding from the Augustana Student Research/Inquiry Committee covered registration fees for eleven students (Samantha Brant '14, Merrill Clayton '14, Ariana Nelson '14, Alexander Nelson '14, Ashley Yaros '14, Kelly Napier '14, Sarah Martin '14, Angela Ledford '14, Keyana Kirkland '14, Katherine Logan '14, and Courtney Jankowski '13)  to attend the conference which is sponsored by the U Iowa Department of Epidemiology and the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases. Ellen Shelly '12, attended the 1st GPEID conference with Dara in 2012, and was a presenter at this most recent GPEID conference. Ellen just completed her MPH research on Chagas Disease in Mexico at U Arizona and will begin her DPH this summer.

Jeff Strasser, Mike Wolf and Bill Hammer traveled with 23 geology majors to the Geological Society of America, regional conference in Lincoln, Nebraska April 24-25. Eleven geology seniors gave poster presentations of their senior inquiry research. Mike and Jeff serve as treasurer and 2nd-vice president, respectively, of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Central Section which meets at this conference.

John Tawiah-Boateng (English) attended the African Literature Association's 40th Anniversary Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, from April 9-13, 2014.  The conference was hosted by historic University of The Witwatersrand, the alma mater of Nelson Mandela, under the theme: "Texts, Modes and Repertoires of Living In and Beyond the Shadows of Apartheid" and coincided with the 20th anniversary of the abolition of the apartheid system of racial discrimination.  John chaired a panel on "Otherness and Representation," and participated in other conference activities including tours of the Apartheid Museum in Soweto, the homes of Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Winnie Mandela, and the Memorial to the Children of the Soweto Massacre.  His presentation, titled "Glamorizing Negative Stereotypes of Africa and Africans: The Checkered Heroics of Peggielene Bartels' King Peggy," was well received and generated a lively analytical discussion.  John is particularly grateful to the Freistat Center for Peace Studies for their grant support which gave Augustana College a voice at this unique occasion.