Monday, January 27

Campus Closed Today

4:30 PM - Hasselmo Prize Nominations Due in Academic Affairs

5:00 PM - Faculty Research Fund Grants Due in Academic Affairs

Tuesday, January 28

8:30 - 9:30 AM - Conversation About Healthcare at Augustana
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

10:30 AM -Budget Training for Department & Program Chairs
Evald 18

10:45 AM - General Student Recital
Centennial Hall

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Rev. Paul Bailie
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

11:30 AM - Open Forum - President Bahl's Update from the Board Retreat
Olin Auditorium

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Google Forms Workshop
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale x 8092
Olin 105

8:00 PM - Student Recital: Lorraine Stamberger, piano
Centennial Hall

Wednesday, January 29

12:00 Noon - "Beating the Winter Blues" Lunch and Learn, presented by Mike Tendall
Bring your lunch

Center for Student Life Room 403

Thursday, January 30

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

11:00 - 11:45 AM - Workshop for Students: "I've Got You in my Cites: A Documentation Derby"
Andreen Lobby

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon, featuring Umme Al-wazedi CANCELLED
Brew by the Slough, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

2:30 PM - Computer Science Candidate, Forrest Stonedahl, presents "Games, Geese, and Good Marketing"
Olin 202

4:30 PM - Spanish Candidate, Paul Johnson, presents "Inhabiting Affect: The Cultural, Historical, and Ethical Functions of Shame in Cervante's Don Quijote"
Denkmann 215

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Pea Soup Supper and Program "Sweden Today" presented by Benjamin Mier-Cruz
$12 for adults and $6 for students
College Center Dining Room

Friday, January 31

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Steven Bahls & Pareena Lawrence present "Discussion on Augustana 2020"
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Room 404, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

7:00 PM - Honors Scholarship Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, February 1

8:00- 9:00 PM - Comedian Roy Wood, Jr.
Free admission
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

Sunday, February 2

3:00 PM - Martini Swingers offer free Salsa Lessons
Dance Studio (Carriage House)


Volume 12, Issue 18 - January 27, 2014

Announcements

CAMPUS COMMUNITY UPDATE FROM THE BOARD RETREAT

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
11:30 AM - Olin Auditorium

You are invited to a campus community update after this weekend's Board of Trustees Retreat in Chicago. The topics to be discussed are:


INTERNATIONAL STREET FEST & INTERNATIONAL DINNER
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!
Friday, February 7, 2014
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Fifth Floor Dining Room, Center for Student Life


Tickets may be purchased by contacting Jane Tiedge, International Student Life Office x 7444. Cost is $13 per person to be paid by cash or check only - no credit cards. No tickets will be sold at the door. Check out the new MENU items!

4:30-6:00 - numerous cultural groups and countries will host tables
5:00-5:30 - International Fashion Show (20 participants)
6:00-6:45 - Live On Campus - live cultural performances in Brew
6:30-7:00 - Repeat of International Fashion Show

Tentative display on 2nd floor of library on Augustana's International Students!



IDEAS FOR THE ART MUSEUM

The Advisory Board for the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, and its director, Preston Thayer, are seeking your input on how you might use our museum and its collection to enhance your teaching. This will help in reviewing the current art collection, acquiring new works, and planning for future programming. Please take a few minutes of your time to share what art and programs you might integrate into your classes. You can mention artists' names, various eras or styles, particular images, or guest speakers/events. This can include what you have done in the past as well as what you might consider for the future. Please send your ideas to Ellen Hay.



SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS FOR GLENN T. SEABORG AWARD

Please consider nominating one of your outstanding juniors or seniors for the Glenn T. Seaborg award, which is "presented annually to an outstanding student selected from a list of candidates nominated by each of the six Scandinavian Heritage Colleges." The winner of the Seaborg award "receives airfare and a stipend to participate in the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar, a week-long series of events arranged in conjunction with the Nobel festivities which take place each December."

Please nominate your best junior or senior major for the award by February 13, 2014. Excellent nominees are evaluated on their "past academic achievement, ability to conduct independent research, an estimate of their creative potential, and their ability to represent six Swedish-American colleges and the Swedish Council of America." (You can read more about the award here: http://www.swedishcouncil.org/grants-awards/glenn-t-seaborg-award/)

A nomination requires only "a letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor concerning research experience and a demonstrated capability of research within the framework of the undergraduate curriculum." Send this to Margaret Farrar electronically by February 13th.
Thanks for your help in identifying our best math and science students. Feel free to contact Margaret Farrar x 7313 with any questions.




"Walk on the Wildside: From Garden Space to Game Space in the House of Octavius Quartio in Pompeii"
Dr. David Fredrick, University of Arkansas
Thursday, February 6, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

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, 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.






AUGUSTANA CONFERENCE ON STUDENT RESEARCH WRITING
April 4-5, 2014

Submissions for Session Proposals Due: February 15, 2014

On April 4 and 5, 2014 the Tredway Library will host a conference to explore how faculty and librarians can best teach the research process, research writing, and working with primary sources. While our students are accustomed to living in a world filled with information and are often adept at finding sources, they struggle with sorting through search results, determining what sources are appropriate to the research need, evaluating arguments, and dealing with paper (rather than digital) sources.

We are inviting a diverse group of faculty, librarians, and administrators to this conference, and we want to extend a special invitation to Augustana faculty. Please consider attending the conference and/or proposing a session. If you have helped students master research skills, developed a project which has encouraged students to engage with original primary source materials, or fostered successful collaborations with librarians, we encourage you to propose a paper or session. Feel free to forward the CFP to colleagues at other campuses who might wish to participate. Submissions are due February 15, 2014.  

Our keynote speaker is Sandra Jamieson, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum at Drew University and a principal researcher on the Citation Project (http://site.citationproject.net/). Jamieson will also conduct a workshop with faculty at the Friday Conversation on April 4.

More information is available on the conference website: http://www.augustana.edu/x11824.xml?eventid=10806. Please don't hesitate to contact Stefanie Bluemle or Margi Rogal if you have any questions.





MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST - MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW
Monday, February 17, 2014
9:45 PM - 12:15 AM

You have 74 days to catch up on sleep before the Winter Term Midnight Breakfast for students. On Monday, February 17, 2014 from 9:45 PM - 12:15 AM, faculty will once again be on the other side of the sneeze guards in the CSL serving up pancakes, sausage, and other breakfast items for our students studying for finals. There will be two shifts (9:45 - 11:00 PM and 11:00 PM - 12:15 AM).  Please consider penciling it in on your calendars now. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Hilton-Morrow.


Call for Faculty Development Project (FDP) Proposals for Post-Tenure Reviews 2015-16

The Faculty Welfare Committee is seeking FDP proposals for full Professors who are scheduled for review in 2015-16 as a pilot program to explore the benefits of an alternative way to evaluate, reflect, and provide merit points to senior faculty. For those selected to participate, the Office of Academic Affairs will award $500 in Professional Development Funds.  In order to be selected, candidates should follow the following procedure: 

First, submit a preliminary FDP proposal to your department chair and divisional chair by March 17.  At that time, please inform Michelle Heinrichs in the Office of Academic Affairs that you are interested in participating in this option. 

Your final proposal and the Chair's departmental letter should be sent to Michelle Heinrichs to be reviewed by the entire Faculty Welfare committee by April 10th.  You will be informed of FWC's decision by no later than Friday, May 9th  

What a complete proposal entails:

A complete proposal should be no more than five (5) pages in length (excluding bibliography and/or appendices, if warranted).

It should include the following:

  • clearly articulated goals and objectives for the project. These objectives should be defined narrowly enough to provide the project with direction and limits, and concretely enough that they may be assessed at the end of the project;
  • an action plan for engaging the goals and objectives for the project. The plan should delineate what the faculty member wants to do and how, what resources are necessary to carry out the plan, and the time frame for implementation during the project;
  • an assessment plan for evaluating progress on the project goals. The nature of the assessment will depend on the project objectives and actions, but ideally should be grounded in some form of research literature or statement of best practices relevant to the disciplines involved (e.g., SoTL research, professional association statement, etc.), and/or some other form of tangible observation (e.g., evidence of student learning in the objective area, submission of a paper to a conference or publication, etc.).
  • optional: identification of other persons involved in support for the project, if desired (e.g., a peer mentor, a project partner, a teaching observation group, etc.).

More information about the pilot program, including timelines for the project, criteria for evaluation, possible forms the project might take, how it will be evaluated, and  how merit points will assigned can be found HERE (and soon on the Faculty Welfare Committee website)


ARTICULATING WONDER IN A SECULAR AGE
Presented by Carl A. Rubino, Winslow Professor at Hamilton College
Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:30 PM
Center for Student Life, Room 405


Many have claimed that the triumph of science has robbed the universe of its mystery and the power to inspire wonder and awe. We have, as it has been said, entered "a secular age," and there is no going back. Yet recent developments in science itself, which stress phenomena such as emergence, self-organization, and autocatalysis, can help us restore this sense of wonder.

This presentation will begin with a brief discussion of Aristotle's analysis of causality, prompted by Sherlock Holmes, Italo Calvino, and the medieval writer Gervase of Tilbury, and will then go on to explore some passages from the Bible, Kant, Darwin, the mathematician and philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, the biochemist Jacques Monod, and the paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould in order to show how explanations that abstain from recourse to the supernatural can enhance our sense of wonder.

The talk will conclude by examining how writers as disparate as the Roman poet Vergil, the American novelist Willa Cather, the French ethnologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, and the Belgian physicist Ilya Prigogine have articulated a sense of wonder without appealing to conventional notions of diety.




FREE ADMISSION TO FIGGE ART MUSEUM

Augustana College has renewed its institutional membership to the Figge Art Museum. This means that you will gain free admission to Figge events if you present a valid Augustana ID. Faculty members can bring their classes free of charge to exhibitions, guest lectures, or participate in other educational ventures hosted by the Figge, including the use of their research library. Please enjoy this community resource and use it in creative ways to better understand and integrate visual literacy into our curriculum and other activities.  Thanks to the folks in the Departments of Art and Art History who vigorously pursued this membership, and financially supported this effort together with the Office of Academic Affairs.




MIDWEST FACULTY SEMINARS

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 four faculty members per year.

If you are interested in attending one of the seminars this year, send an email to Margaret Farrar. You can read more about the MFS here: http://mfs.uchicago.edu/?conference.html


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.





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   


Co-Curricular Transcript Training Workshops (ALL advisors should plan to attend one of the workshops below to prepare for 1-20-14 Symposium Day advising session:

Thursday, December 12, 2013
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Wilson Center

or

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Wilson Center


Convocation Symposia Days                   

Thursday, September 26, 2013 "Relationships"         
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  CANCELLED
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center               

Thursday, January 16, 2014                  
10:30 - 11:30          
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     NOTE:  SENATE MEETING CHANGED TO FACULTY FORUM             
10:30 - 11:30          
Center for Student Life, Gävle Room 405              

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 Denkmann B29
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Old Main 117
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Denkmann B29
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 CANCELLED
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 CANCELLED (rescheduled for 12/9/13)
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center             

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

Monday, December 9, 2013 - LSFY 103 Curriculum Meeting (rescheduled from 11-25-13)
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Old Main 117     

Monday, December 16, 2013 - LSFY 102: First Year Survey
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         
Old Main 127  

General Education Committee                    
Wednesdays                            
4:00 - 5:00         
Evald 305 

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