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

This Week's Message

Dear colleagues:

We'd like to invite you to our Friday Conversation, The Skinny on "Using Grading Strategies to Understand & Improve Student Learning," that will be held on May 2, 2014 at 3:45 - 5:00 PM in the Wilson Center College Center Board Room.

Back in October 2013, with support from the Office of Academic Affairs, we attended a Teaching Professor workshop entitled "Using Grading Strategies to Understand & Improve Student Learning." The brightly colored flyer initially attracted our attention but what really sold us was the breakout session called "Getting Students to Work Harder and You to Work Less." How could we pass up such an amazing professional development opportunity?

At Friday Conversation on 5/2, we plan to share an overview of a few new grading strategies each of us has implemented in the past six months, but more importantly we think that having each of you complete the opening exercise from the conference will help you focus and get "the goodies" without having to attend a two-day conference.

Please take 15 minutes to complete this mandatory "Ticket to FriCo" which can be found HERE. The best plan is to print out the "ticket," complete it and bring it with you on May 2nd!

See you there! 

 
Kimberly Murphy & Dara Wegman-Geedey