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

Tredway Library

In the midst of the brutal winter, I had the opportunity to attend the National Resource Center's Conference on the First-Year Experience in sunny San Diego, California. This was my second time at the conference and, as a large part of my job as a Research and Instruction Librarian involves working with the LSFY sequence, it is one that I find incredibly fruitful. This year I presented the poster "Good Research (Literally) Pays: The Library Prize for First-Year Research."  While many schools reward outstanding research by upper-level students, few do the same for first-years. The Tredway Library Prize for First-Year Research is unique and was well received at the conference. 

I'm proud of this award for the way that it promotes students' active engagement in the processes of library research and encourages them to synthesize library research skills with the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills developed in the LSFY sequence. I'd like to think that the prize encourages our students to be reflective learners, strengthens collaborations between librarians and faculty members teaching LSFY, and highlights the library's foundational role in student learning. And certainly not least, it celebrates excellence in first-year students' research.

Students report that receiving the prize shapes them as researchers: "It definitely gave me more confidence in my writing and legitimized the amount of work I put into my papers," one student said. "Winning the Library Prize is an incredible inspiration for me because it's the first time that I was acknowledged as an academic writer. This inspiration will be crucial in propelling me through my remaining years as a student," added another.

Students also indicate that having their professor encourage them to apply was critical in their decision to pursue the award. Thus, I want to encourage those of you who teach in the LSFY or Honors sequence to bring the $400 prize to the attention of your students. For full information on the prize, please visit http://www.augustana.edu/x34770.xml


--Amanda Makula, Research and Instruction Librarian