Monday, September 2

No School

4:00 PM - Midnight - Labor Day Library Hours

Tuesday, September 3

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Brittany Hite, '13
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:30 PM - Deadline to submit proposals for Symposium Day Concurrent Sessions

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Teja Arboleda, founder of Entertainment Diversity, Inc., lectures about diversity
Olin Auditorium

8:00 PM - Cantare Duo
Mary Neil, piano, and Susan Stone, strings,  are Cantare Duo. Judy Stone, cello, guest artist
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, September 4

8:15 - 8:45 AM - Open Session with David English, the V.P. of Finance and Administration
Brew by the Slough

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Volunteer Fair
Local Quad City organizations talk with students about volunteer opportunities
Center for Student Life, 4th floor

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - The History of Student Affairs
First talk in a series showing how the discipline of student affairs developed while gaining insight into how professionals in the field work.
Light lunch after presentation
John Deere Lecture Hall

Thursday, September 5

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Ingenuix Class (CMS)
Learn how to use Ingeniux web management software. This class is required before you can begin to use the CMS.
Email Kristina Zimmerman to reserve your spot x 7476
Olin Center 110

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Blood Drive

Use this link to sign up for donation time
Center for Student Life, Multi-purpose room

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Senate Meeting
Hanson Hall of Science 102

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Intro to Photo Editing Class
Email Kristina Zimmerman to reserve your spot x 7476
Olin Center 110

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon
Theme for fall term "What is it so hard to do what we know we should do?"
The Salon is a student group promoting informal intellectual discussion.
Brew by the Slough, Tredway Library

7:00 PM - "See Jane Write!": How Jane Austen Mastered the Art of Fiction
Constance Walker of Carleton College presents
Center for Student Life, Multi-purpose Room 3

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series: "Safety Not Guaranteed"
Olin Center uditorium

8:00 PM - Pendulum Outdoor Multimedia Performance
Randall Hall and Jonathon Kirk perform. Pendulum's performance will include sound and images projected on the glass facade of the Figge art Museum
Free Admission
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA

Friday, September 6

All Day - East West Riverfest
Festivals, concerts, tours, workshops and entertainment planned at music clubs, concert halls, galleries, historic sites, parks, libraries, museums and attractions.
http://www.visitquadcities.com/ewrf/

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Basic Mac Training
Email trainer Kristina Zimmerman to reserve your spot x 7476
Old Main 202

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Michael Reisner "Linking Neighborhood and Watershed Revitalization: Brainstorming How You (and Your Students) Can Get Involved in the UMSC's Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Sustainable Urban Watersheds Project"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Harp Recital, Erin Freund
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, September 7

9:30 AM - Women Student Leaders: Breaking Barriers presented by Jane Simonsen
Free and open to the public. Includes a brunch, which requires a paid reservation. Contact Sylvia Martin at 309-786-1152.
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL

6:00 PM - Football: Vikings at home vs. College of Mt. St. Joseph
The college will host a special celebration and dedication during the football game
Ericson Field

Sunday, September 8

Volume 12, Issue 2 - September 2, 2013

Announcements

FALL SYMPOSIUM DAY:  "RELATIONSHIPS"
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013


Please submit your proposals for Symposium Day Concurrent Sessions as soon as possible (DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 3). To submit proposals go to: https://docs.google.com/a/augustana.edu/forms/d/1rp7zQJ_Z4VkUokjsCGX7ax--xTkBaRQxwjReDvqaZgs/viewform  

As you are finishing the final details of your Fall Term syllabi, don't forget to include the Fall Symposium on Thursday, September 26.  The theme for the day is  Relationships.

Logistics: We learned last year that students much preferred concurrent sessions over keynote speakers. For this years' symposia, a "Featured Speaker" model is planned in which multiple outside speakers can be invited that would appeal to different audiences. We hope that departments, programs, and divisions will propose possible Featured Speakers.

Last year, we tried to bookend the day with group advising sessions discussing the Symposium Day topic. The general consensus among students and advisors was that last year's approach was flawed. This year, we will start the day with advising group sessions, but the sessions will focus on advising related topics rather than the symposium theme. The fall term advising topic will be a discussion of our college wide student learning outcomes and how experiences both in and outside of the classroom contribute to learning. We will not have advising sessions at the end of the day. Instead, we'll have a reception in the CSL where we can gather as a community and informally discuss what we learned during the day. More details will be forthcoming, but what about the program?

RELATIONSHIPS:
Modeling and exploring ways in which concepts, objects, or people are connected

Symposium day is an opportunity to exhibit our faculty, staff, and students' impressive diversity of creative expertise leading us to connections, some expected, some unexpected. We envision a day of modeling and exploring the challenges and wonder of vibrant relationships amid diversity. We invite you as individual scholars and even as departments to examine some possible interdisciplinary connections across campus (the more unlikely, the better!) by contributing a concurrent session for the campus community to attend. It could be as simple as a lively panel discussion, perhaps a moderated debate, an interactive dialogue around an important question, or a documentary film to show-- The sky is the limit. Whichever way our imaginations take us, we look forward to learning together how intentional, respectful, and fruitful relationship is possible across differences. We would love to see every department represented, so put your thinking caps on and let's have some fun!  

To submit a concurrent session proposal, follow this link: https://docs.google.com/a/augustana.edu/forms/d/1rp7zQJ_Z4VkUokjsCGX7ax--xTkBaRQxwjReDvqaZgs/viewform

Questions? Please contact a member of the Program Committee: Michelle Crouch, Greg Tapis, Jeff Ratliff-Crain, and Kristin Douglas.


PANEL DISCUSSION ON ARAB SPRING
Thursday-Friday, September 12-13, 2013
 

Mariano Magalhães and Cyrus Zargar have invited two Middle East scholars for a panel discussion on the so called Arab Spring on Thursday, September 12. Given recent and ongoing events in this part of the world it should be very enlightening. You are encouraged to incorporate this event into your courses, if possible, and to encourage your students to attend the discussion.  

There are two additional opportunities to hear Maytha Alhasses and Hussein Rashid. On Thursday morning, September 12, 2013 from 10:30 - 11:30 AM Maytha and Hussein will be sharing their personal stories with the Augustana community. On Friday morning, at 10:00 AM "Office Hours with Scholars" is scheduled for students and faculty to hear about the research of these scholars. Locations for these two events will be forthcoming.   The panel discussion Thursday evening and the sharing of personal stories are open to the public. This is held in Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building at 7:00 PM.  


         

CELEBRATIONS AND DEDICATIONS   After a year of construction and renovation, Augustana is preparing to celebrate the completion of three projects - the Center for Student Life (CSL) addition to the Thomas Tredway Library, Old Main restoration and the new Austin E. Knowlton Outdoor Athletic Complex.  

Saturday, September 7 - The college will host special celebration and dedication during the first home football game of the season, when the Vikings play the College of Mount Saint Joseph, from Cincinnati.  

Saturday, September 14 - On Family Weekend, parents, students, donors and others will gather at the CSL for a special celebration.

Friday, October 11 - Part of this year's homecoming celebration will be the re-dedication and ribbon cutting at Old Main. Donors will be honored, and the building will be open to tour.    


River Readings: Poet Rebecca Lindenberg
September 10, 2013 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wilson Center

Poet Rebecca Lindenberg will open the 2013-2014 River Readings series, which brings literary artists to campus each year from around the country. A reception will be held after the reading. She is the author of Love: An Index, published in 2012 by McSweeney's Poetry Series. The book tells the story in verse of her passionate relationship with Craig Arnold, a much-respected poet who disappeared in 2009 while hiking a volcano in Japan.  Lindenberg's essays and criticism have appeared widely, and she has been a guest blogger for the Best American Poetry Blog. Lindenberg's honors include a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a MacDowell Colony Residency, and a fellowship at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. For more information, contact  Amanda Makula at x7316 or amandamakula@augustana.edu.  


MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES MINOR OPEN HOUR DISCUSSION
Thursday, September 12, 2013
10:30 AM
Old Main 117  

All faculty who might be interested in being part of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Minor is invited to an open hour to discuss this on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 10:30 AM in Old Main 117. In the past this minor has listed courses mostly from History, Art History, and Literature, but there are faculty in other departments who may wish to be included in this interdisciplinary program and could easily contribute. There is also room for contributions from those in the sciences who are interested in the history, philosophy, and development of scientific thought and those in athletics who are interested in developing an academic approach to games, sport, and martial arts.    


FACULTY RESEARCH FORUM Fall Meeting: Monday, September 16, 2013
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Olin 304  

The Faculty Research Forum (FRF) is a relaxed and friendly, interdisciplinary working group of scholars interested in learning from others on campus and engaged in supporting each other as we write, reflect, and think. We meet to discuss our colleagues' work-in-progress, which might include book chapters, grant applications, journal articles, book proposals, and other forms of scholarly work and communication. Volunteers from our ranks submit their work to the group, often including questions or themes they would like to sound out at the forum. We gather to discuss and provide constructive critiques - all in an effort to improve our research and writing. All are welcome, and in the past the group has consisted of colleagues from all ranks and divisions. You do NOT need to commit to share a work-in-progress to be part of the group, nor do you need to commit to attending all of our sessions. If you have a pre-tenure leave project planned for the year, the FRF might be a great way to support one of several phases of your work and to provide a supporting research community. Similarly, the FRF would be a great place for anyone choosing the new project-based post-tenure review process.  

The fall term meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 16th 4:00-6:00 in Olin 304. Tentatively, the winter FRF is scheduled for Monday of Week 8 (1/27) and the spring FRF for Monday of Week 4 (3/31).  If you are interested in being part of the Faculty Research Forum or just in learning more, please contact Brian Katz, x 8277. If you would like to get feedback on a piece of work-in-progress, please include (1) a brief description of the project and (2) the term(s) in which you expect the project to be ready for a round of feedback and discussion. I will send another note to the campus at the start of the term (after the dust settles a little) and in the lead-up to the forum each term.    


LGBTQ SAFE ZONE TRAINING FOR FACULTY & STAFF
Thursday, September 19, 2013
4:45 - 6:45 PM
Old Main 310

Many of us have Safe Zone stickers on our office doors indicating we are supportive of LGBTQ students. This is great! But are we prepared to offer the support students need? The Women's & Gender Studies program is offering an upcoming Safe Zone training session on Thursday, September 19, 2013 if you'd like to learn more.  To register for this session, please click HERE.

On completion of the session, you will receive a Safe Zone sticker with a gold star to indicate you have completed the training, along with an Augustana-specific Safe Zone manual with helpful information and resources. Everyone is welcome, and snacks will be provided, though space is limited to 20 people per session on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

There will be sessions during Winter and Spring terms if you cannot attend the one on September 19th.  Please contact Women's & Gender Studies if you have questions.


AUGUSTANA ART MUSEUM PRESENTS "Rosebud Sioux: A Lakota People in Transition"

During fall term the Augustana Art Museum will present "Rosebud Sioux:  A Lakota People in Transition."  The exhibit features 75 vintage photographs taken by Swedish American John Anderson (1869-1948) during his long residence at the Rosebud reservation and capture images of the Lakota people as they moved from their nomadic traditions to reservation life.  The curators of the exhibit, Claes Jacobson and Eva Anderson have also collected a number of contemporary photographs and artifacts to complement Anderson's work.  In connection with the exhibit, the museum and the Swenson Center will sponsor a conference on October 4 & 5 in Larson Hall, Bergendoff building.  Titled "Indians and Immigrants-Entangled Histories", the conference opens on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM with a public lecture by Dr. Gunlog Fur of Swedens's Linnaeus University who researches Native American history and cultural encounters during colonization.  A variety of concurrent sessions are planned for Saturday, October 5, concluding in the afternoon with a walking tour of the exhibit by curators Jacobson and Anderson.  Your students are welcome to attend the conference.    


16TH ANNUAL FRIEZE LECTURE SERIES  

The Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College are partnering to offer a four-week lecture series with the theme, "It IS a Small World After All: Globalism's Impact on Literature, Art and Culture." Lecurers will consider transnational novels, intercontinental art and the future of ethnicity.     The lecture series is offered in the Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street, at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, October 22, 29, November 5 and 12. Coffee and conversation follow the lectures. Presentations are free and open to the public.  Dates, presenters and topics include:

Tuesday, October 22: Peter Kivisto will speak on the role of ethnicity in the 21st century, setting the stage for a series that explores the gradual erosion of racial and societal dividing lines.

Tuesday, October 29: Margaret Morse will provide an overview of African art from the college's collection, examining the exchange of influences between African and non-African cultures while highlighting the growing prominence of African textiles in Augustana's Art Museum.  

Tuesday, November 5: Benjamin Mier-Cruz will speak on the Swedish crime novel as a genre. Works by Steig Larsson, Camilla Lackberg and Henning Mankell provide a framework for understanding the incongruence of the huge popularity of violent fiction in a relatively tranquil national culture.  

Tuesday, November 12: Katie Hanson will speak on one of Britain's foremost authors, Kazuo Ishiguro. Never Let Me Go, the 2005 novel for which Ishiguro won the Booker Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, was chosen by Augustana's faculty as the common summer reader for this year's entering class.  

For more details about events at the Rock Island Library, call 309.732-7303.    


FACULTY RETIREE PROCEDURES  

For faculty retiring in May, the college requests that notification is made to Academic Affairs in the previous calendar year within the months of August or September. September 20 will serve as the deadline for payroll data entry in order to place upcoming retirees on nine-month pay schedules. This will allow benefits and salary to cease as of May 31, as well as allowing upcoming retirees ample time to coordinate enrollment and transition to Medicare and/or Social Security benefits.    


GUEST LECTURER
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: FROM GARDEN SPACE TO GAME SPACE IN THE HOUSE OF OCTAVIUS QUARTIO IN POMPEII
Thursday, February 6, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

Dr. David Fredrick of the University of Arkansas will be giving a lecture entitled "Walk on the Wildside: From Garden Space to Game Space in the House of Octavius Quartio in Pompeii" on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Sponsored by the Classics and Art History Departments with the support of Geology and History, this lecture will demonstrate Dr. Fredrick's innovative uses of the Unity game engine and gaming technology to advance our understanding of architectural space and decorative ensembles in Pompeii. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Augustana Museum Art Gallery, where the Roman works in our collection will be highlighted.

Dr. Fredrick is Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Director of Humanities at the University of Arkansas.  He is the author of Roman Gaze: Vision, Power, and the Body (JHUP 2002), and has published numerous articles on Roman poetry, Roman houses, and Rome in cinema. Among other grants and awards, Dr. Fredrick received the grand prize at Unity Technologies' Mobile Generation Education Competition in 2011 and the Honors College Teaching Innovation Grant in 2006 to advance the technologies used in the teaching and research he draws on in this lecture.  


THE SAINT JOHN'S BIBLE COMES TO ROCK ISLAND For the 2013-2014 academic year Campus Ministries at Augustana College will partner with St. Mary's Monastery of Rock Island to bring The Saint John's Bible to Rock Island.

What is the St. John's Bible? 
In 1998, Saint John's Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible. It is something truly remarkable to see.  Described as a gift of sacred art, it is the first illuminated, handwritten Bible of monumental size to be commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in more than 500 years. The entire Bible using the New Revised Standard Version is presented in seven volumes of 1,150 pages. Donald Jackson is one of the world's foremost calligraphers and the senior scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Crown Office at the House of Lords in London, England. He also is an elected fellow and past chairman of the prestigious Society of Scribes and Illuminators. The Saint John's Bible is a one of a kind work of art. No commission of this kind had been undertaken since the advent of the printing press in the 15th century. 
http://www.saintjohnsbible.org

At Augustana
For the 2013-2014 Academic Year,  Augustana College will participate in the program "A Year With The Saint John's Bible." Throughout the academic year, Augustana will host various events for the Quad Cities Community, including lectures, exhibits, open houses and Interfaith events. Institutions such as Yale, Kansas State, Seton Hill, Malone University and Notre Dame have all participated in the Heritage Program. Additionally, this past fall the Getty Museum in Los Angeles featured the Bible in their exhibit The Art of Devotion in the Middle Age.

A planning team including faculty, administrators and students are working on a series of events in conjunction with the The Saint John's Bible. On behalf of that team, we wanted you to know about this opportunity for using The Saint John's Bible during the upcoming academic year. More information will be available soon, but to begin here are some particular items you might be interested in for academic planning purposes. 

Use of the Volumes

September 2013 - May 2014  
Two Heritage Edition Volumes of The Saint John's Bible will be on permanent display in the Tredway Library for the duration of the academic year. These are available for use in classrooms and other curricular and co-curricular forums.

November 15 - December 15, 2013
There will also be a a month long exhibit in the Tredway Library of the full volume set of the Heritage Edition  of The Saint John's Bible.  

Use of Images

For those who would be interested in using images from The Saint John's Bible, you would be granted full digital and copyright access. Please contact kristenglassperez@augustana.edu for more information.  

Special Lectures

November 21, 2013
Tim Ternes, Director/Curator of The St. John's Bible

On Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 Tim Ternes Director and Curator of the St. John's Bible will give a public, evening lecture  "From Inspiration to Illumination: An Introduction to the St. John's Bible.   

March 13 - 14, 2014  
On March 13-14 Dr. Amy-Jill Levine will be the 2014 Geifman Scholar-In-Residence and offer a public lecture as well as other forums on campus using illuminations from the St. John's Bible from her work as a scholar interpreting the Jewish nature of the New Testament.   

If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Glass Perez. Your ideas and suggestions for use of The Saint John's Bible on campus and in Quad Cities communities are welcome!   


VOLUNTEER AT LONGFELLOW ELEMENTARY

Did you know that Augustana has an official partnership with Longfellow Liberal Arts Elementary School?
Did you know that all Augustana employees who are interested are encouraged to volunteer at Longfellow for one hour per week? Did you know that even if you cannot commit to working in a classroom each week, you can still volunteer to be called upon to help with special events? 

HERE is a list of volunteer options. 

If you are interested in volunteering in any manner, please contact Laura Mahn with your preferred volunteer class, time and day of the week, and complete the volunteer form. Please attach your completed form to your email to Laura Mahn or bring it to Sorensen 130A.

School began at Longfellow August 5th, so they are eager for our participation! School begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 3:00 PM (2:10 early release on Wednesdays).


MIDWEST FACULTY SEMINARS for 2013-2014

Midwest Faculty Seminars are offered every year through the University of  Chicago. They bring faculty from private liberal arts colleges into conversation with UC faculty about a variety of topics. Our membership allows us to send up to 4 faculty members per year.   If you are interested in attending one of the seminars this year, send an email to Margaret Farrar by Friday, September 6th. You can read more about the MFS here: http://mfs.uchicago.edu/?conference.html      

DIGITAL HUMANITIES NOVEMBER 14-16, 2013

Digital technologies have longed promised to alter the way that humanists approach their work. Only recently, however, have new media forms and novel statistical methods begun to make major inroads into the broad range of disciplines that constitute the humanities as a field. This seminar explores the contours of the humanities digital turn, with equal attention given both to the ways in which humanists are approaching new media studies and to how data mining, statistical modeling and other quantitative methods are enabling scholars to pose new questions about various "old" media forms. It therefore asks, for instance, about the status of video games as works of art, about the ethical and political questions raised by life in online worlds, and about the ways in which digital technology is transforming the study of visual culture. The seminar also gives equal time, however, to scholars interested in the work of cinemetrics, the digital analysis of classical texts, and the ways in which "distance reading" and data analysis can give humanists new tools through which to examine literary and cultural history anew. Its goal, in other words, is to survey the breadth and depth of the digital humanities as a scholarly enterprise in order to come to a better sense of how digital scholarship is impacting the work in the humanities today.

NIETZSCHE'S ON THE GENEALOGY OF MORALSJANUARY 23-25, 2014

Though Friedrich Nietzsche produced many remarkable works, On the Genealogy of Morals is widely regarded as his most influential. For all its importance to philosophers and others who have followed in his wake, however, the precise meaning of many of Nietzsche's claims about the nature of morality remain in dispute, while his influence on fields as diverse as philology, theology, and anthropology is sometimes hard to see. This seminar therefore reconsiders On the Genealogy of Morals and its influence on the intellectual history of the last two centuries, with a particular emphasis on detailed examination of some of Nietzsche's key terms and their reception throughout subsequent generations of scholarly investigations. What exactly does Nietzsche mean by "genealogy"? What is the proper understanding of ressentiment? What's wrong with Judeo-Christian morality as it existed in Nietzsche's time? How have Nietzsche's answers to these questions informed the ways that scholars across the humanities and social sciences have approached these issues since? Through an exploration of many of the key problems and controversies that have occupied readers of On the Genealogy of Morals over the years, the seminar aims to develop a more detailed understanding of this philosophical seminal text.

CAPITALISM AND ITS FUTURES FEBRUARY 20-22, 2014

Not long ago, many economists and policy makers regarded the big questions of economics as essentially solved. Indeed, in the aftermath of the Cold War, capitalism's hegemony was largely unquestioned, and economic policy was regarded as sufficient to smooth out the worst effects of the modern business cycle. In the face of growing inequality, perpetual economic crisis, and looming climate catastrophe, however, the foundations of this political and economic consensus has been thrown increasingly into doubt. This seminar therefore explores the state of capitalism and its futures, focusing in particular on questions of growth, inequality, ecology and sustainability as they are conceptualized in the present. What, for instance, is the history of growth as an economic idea? Can we continue to assume its centrality as we move into the future? What, moreover, is the place of inequality in our current state of economic affairs? Can inequality as it exists today be justified? Or does it throw the long term stability of our economy into doubt? What does global warming presage for the future of the global economy? Can analyses of it be approached in purely economic terms? Or does it pose a problem of such enormity so as to overwhelm the boundaries of economic thought? What, in the end, is the future of capitalism as a system of providing for the general welfare? Can it continue to provide for human need in its present form? Or do contemporary concerns about inequality and ecological crisis force a re-thinking of how we approach the intersections of economics and human well being?

THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION APRIL 24-26, 2014

Why does college cost so much? What should students learn? What is a college education actually good for? These are not new questions, but the recent economic downturn, coupled with increased interest in MOOCs and other forms of online learning, have made them of particular concern for students, parents, faculty and administrators alike. This seminar explores these questions, with an eye towards re-tracing the path by which higher education, once a heavily subsidized public good, has come to the straits in which it finds itself today. What, historically, has driven growth in higher education costs? Where are new cost-savings to be found? How have we thought about the value of the liberal arts over the years? What is their chief justification now? What has been the relationship between higher education and private business in the past? And what defines that complex set of relationships today? At a time when student debt is on the rise and job prospects are seemingly dimmer all around, this seminar hopes to come to terms with the place of higher education in an increasingly stagnant economy, and thus with how educators and administrators can better approach the problems confronting higher education today.      


RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS - ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013  

For your information, dates of major Christian, Jewish and Muslim holidays which will occur while Augustana is in session for 2013-2014 are as follows so that you may know of potential schedule conflicts involving large numbers of students. All students are responsible for negotiating their needs around religious practices with the professor.   Jewish holidays begin at sunset on the evening before the date given. Muslim holidays begin at sunset on the evening before the date given. Muslim holidays begin at sunset on the evening before the date given. Muslim holidays are based on a lunar calendar, and the actual dates are determined by direct observation of the moon and announced by the mosque. Orthodox Christian holidays begin at sunset on the evening before the date given.  

Date Holiday Religion
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 First Day of Ramadan Muslim
Thursday, August 8, 2013 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim
Thurs., Sept. 5 - Fri., Sept. 6, 2013  RRosh Hashanah Jewish
Saturday, September 14, 2013 Yom Kippur Jewish
Thurs., Sept. 19 - Fri., Sept. 20, 2013  Sukkot, first two days Jewish
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Simchat Azteret Jewish
Friday, September 27, 2013 Simchat Torah Jewish
Saturday, Oct. 5 - Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013  Navaratri Hindu
Monday, October 14, 2013 Dussehra Hindu
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Eid-al-Adha Muslim
Sunday, October 20, 2013 Birth of the Bab Baha'i
Sunday, November 3, 2013 Diwali Hindu
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Birth of Bahá'u'lláh Baha'i
Thurs., Nov. 28 - Thurs., Dec. 5, 2013 Hanukkah Jewish
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Christmas Christian
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Christmas Orthodox Christian
Monday, March 3, 2014 Great Lent Begins Orthodox Christian
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Ash Wednesday Christian
Sunday, March 16, 1024 P7urim Jewish
Tues., April 15 - Wed., April 16, 2014 Passover, first two days Jewish
Friday, April 18, 2014 Good/Holy Friday Christian
Sunday, April 20, 2014 Easter Christian
Sunday, April 20, 2014 Pascha (Easter) Orthodox Christian
Mon., April 21 - Tues., April 22, 2014 Passover, last two days Jewish
Monday, April 21, 2014 Ridvan Baha'i


2013-2014 IMPORTANT DATES      

Community Retreat & Jaeke Recognition                   
Monday, August 19, 2013                     
8:30 AM                    
Centennial Hall      

Faculty Retreat                   
Tuesday, August 20, 2013                    
8:15 AM                    
Olin Patio                                                                                         
9:00 AM                    
Hanson Science 102  

Opening Convocation                    
Thursday, August 22, 2013                   
1:00 PM                    
Carver Center   

Convocation Symposia Days                   

Thursday, September 26, 2013           
9:00 - 4:00                

Monday, January 20, 2014                    
9:00 - 4:00                

Wednesday, May 7, 2014                      
9:00 - 4:00     
(Celebration of Learning)   

Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs                  

Tuesday, August 20, 2013                     
1:00 - 3:30               
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building                

Thursday, September 12, 2013           
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center                

Thursday, October 10, 2013                 
5:00 - 6:00              
John Deere Lecture Hall                

Thursday, November 21, 2013            
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center                

Thursday, December 19, 2013            
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center                

Thursday, January 16, 2014                  
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center               

 Thursday, February 13, 2014               
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center                

Thursday, March 13, 2014                     
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center                

Thursday, April 10, 2014                        
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center                

Thursday, May 8, 2014                           
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center   

Full-Faculty Meetings                  

Tuesday, August 27, 2013                     
10:30 - 11:30          
Olin Auditorium                

Thursday, November 21, 2013            
10:30 - 11:30          
Olin Auditorium               

 Thursday, April 17, 2014                        
10:30 - 11:30         
John Deere Lecture Hall               

Faculty Senate Meetings                 

Thursday, September 5, 2013             
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102                

Thursday, September 19, 2013           
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102                

Thursday, October 3, 2013                   
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102                

Thursday, October 17, 2013                 
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102               

 Thursday, December 12, 2013            
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102               

 Thursday, January 16, 2014                  
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102                

Thursday, January 30, 2014                  
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102                

Thursday, March 20, 2014                     
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102               

 Thursday, April 3, 2014                          
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102               

 Thursday, May 1, 2014                           
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102   

Division Meetings

Fine & Performing Arts Thurs., October 10, 2013 10:30-11:30 AM Bergendoff 12
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Bergendoff 12
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Bergendoff 12
Language & Literature Thurs., October 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Old Main 117
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM
Natural Science Thurs., October 10, 2023 10:30-11:30 AM Hanson Science 102
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Hanson Science 102
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Hanson Science 102
Business & Education Thurs., October 10, 2013 10:30-11:30 AM Evald 113
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Evald 113
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Evald 113
Social Science  Thurs., October 10, 2013 10:30-11:30 AM  Evald 21
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Evald 21
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Evald 21
History, Philosophy, Religion  Thurs., October 10, 2013 10:30-11:30 AM Old Main 329
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Old Main 329
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AMa Old Main 329


LSFY Meetings            

Monday, August 26, 2013- New to LSFY 102 Orientation Meeting  
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center

Monday, September 9, 2013 - LSFY 102 Curriculum Meeting
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center

Monday, September 16, 2013 - From Shitty Draft to Gilded Commode:Writing as a Process
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center

Monday, September 23, 2013 - LSFY 102 Curriculum Meeting
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center

Monday, October 7, 2013 - Tales from the Crypt Stay in the Crypt: Grammar for the Living
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center

Monday, October 14, 2013 - New to LSFY 103 Orientation Meeting
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center             

Monday, November 25, 2013 - LSFY 103 Curriculum Meeting
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center             

Monday, December 2, 2013 - From the Source: Summary and Documentation
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center            

Monday, January 27, 2014 - More than Talking Heads: Oral Presentations
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center              

Monday, March 17, 2014 - They Say/They Say/They Say/I Say: Synthesizing Sources
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center             

Monday, April 7, 2014 - New Tricks for LSFY Dogs of All Ages: New Life for Common Texts
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center              

Monday, May 12, 2014 - Augie Reads Kick-off
4:00 - 6:00
Evald Great Hall

Educational Policies Committee                
Tuesdays                                   
4:30 - 5:30         
Founders Hall Basement   

General Education Committee                    
Wednesdays                            
4:00 - 5:00         
Olin 304  

Celebration of Learning and Celebration of Scholarship and
Recognition of Student Honors Program (for underclassmen)                  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014    
9:30 - 2:00         
Hanson Science / Olin Center  

Augie Reads Kickoff                   
Monday, May 12, 2014         
4:00 - 6:00         
Evald Great Hall   

Senior Honors Convocation                  
Saturday, May 24, 2014        
12:00 - 1:00       
Centennial Hall  

Baccaulaureate Service                  
Sunday, May 25, 2014           
10:00                   
Centennial Hall  

153rd Annual Commencement Convocation Ceremony                  
Sunday, May 25, 2014           
3:00                    
iWireless Center