Monday, December 9

CANCELLED 2:30 - 3:30 PM - Director of Advising Candidate, Dr. Ned Laff, presents "Discussing Careers with Sophomore and Junior Majors"
Gävle Room 404, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LSFY 103 Curriculum Meeting
Old Main 117

Tuesday, December 10

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Forum on Armed Staff at Augustana
Wilson Center

10:45 AM - General Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Christina Lorge-Grover, Director of Residential Life
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

1:00 PM - 12:00 Noon - PowerPoint Basics Workshop
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale x 8092
Olin 105

7:00 - 9:00 PM - A Tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe
Guests encouraged to bring flowers for the altar and wear traditional clothing
Centennial Hall

Wednesday, December 11

2:30 - 3:30 PM - Director of Advising Candidate, Chris Campbell, presents "Discussing Careers with Sophomore and Junior Majors"
Gävle Room 404, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

4:30 - 5:15 PM - Workshop for Students:  "Reading at the Speed of Coursework" workshop
Westerlin  Residence Hall

7:30 PM - Augustana's Theatre Dept. presents "A Green River"
directed by alumnus Philip Wm. McKinley
$11 for adults, $9 for seniors, students, faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Building

7:30 PM - The Joy of Christmas Past and Present
Buses leave from Andreen/Swanson @ 6:15 PM. Advance reservation is required. Contact Connie Huntley x 7213
Augustana Lutheran Church, 628 6th St., Andover Illinois

8:00 PM - Flute and Clarinet Choirs Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, December 12

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

10:30 AM - Informational Meeting on Student Summer Fellowships
Evald Great Hall

11:00 AM - CMS-Ingeniux Workshop
RSVP to Kristina Zimmerman x 7476
Olin 110

11:30 AM -12:20 PM - The Salon - Randall Hall
The Brew, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM - Admissions Recruitment Update
Center for Student Life Room 404, 4th floor

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Forum for staff and administrators on Armed Staff at Augustana
Wilson Center

4:30 - 7:30 PM - Christmas Dinner at the CSL
$10
CSL Dining Room, 4th floor

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Co-curricular Transcript Training Workshop for Advisors
Wilson Center

4:45 - 6:45 PM - LGBTZ Safe Zone Training for Facutly, Administration and Staff
Old Main 310

7:30 PM - Augustana's Theatre Dept. presents "A Green River"
directed by alumnus Philip Wm. McKinley
$11 for adults, $9 for seniors, students, faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Building

Friday, December 13

1:00 PM - i-Movie Workshop
RSVP to Kristina Zimmerman x 7476
Old Main 202

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Director of Advising Candidate, Dr. Blake Thurman, presents "Discussing Careers with Sophomore and Junior Majors"
Gävle Room 404, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Mark Salisbury - "What Transfer Students Say About Their Transition to Augustana"
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Wilson Center

5:00 PM - Deadline to make payment to Sara Maccabee x 7208 for the December 19th Christmas Smorgasbord

5:00 PM - Deadline for Dept. Chairs to submit departmental summer school offerings
to Jeff Ratliff-Crain

5:00 - 7:00 PM - CS&D Annual Holiday Party for Children Under 12
Free admission. Donations of new gloves, hats or scarves will be accepted
Brodahl Building, Center for Speech Language & Hearing

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Hanukkah Party
Fun for kids and grown-ups
Evald Great Hall

7:30 PM - Augustana's Theatre Dept. presents "A Green River"
directed by alumnus Philip Wm. McKinley
$11 for adults, $9 for seniors, students, faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Building

Saturday, December 14

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Holiday Planetarium Show
Admission is free, but reservations are requested at 309-794-7327.
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory, Planetarium

5:00 PM - Deadline to submit 2014 Presidential Research Fellowship Grant Applications
to Mary Koski
116 Founders Hall

7:30 PM - Augustana's Theatre Dept. presents "A Green River"
directed by alumnus Philip Wm. McKinley
$11 for adults, $9 for seniors, students, faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Building

8:00 PM - Handel Oratorio Society: A Christmas Messiah
$20 adults, $16 seniors, $10 students, facult yand staff
Centennial Hall

Sunday, December 15

1:30 PM - Augustana's Theatre Dept. presents "A Green River"
directed by alumnus Philip Wm. McKinley
$11 for adults, $9 for seniors, students, faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Building

2:00 PM - Handel Oratorio Society: A Christmas Messiah
$20 adults, $16 seniors, $10 students, faculty and staff
Centennial Hall

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Holiday Planetarium Show
Admission is free, but reservations are requested at 309-794-7327.
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory, Planetarium

Volume 12, Issue 14 - December 9, 2013

Community Engagement Center (CEC)

EXCITING HAPPENINGS AT INTERNATIONAL AND OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS

There is a lot to be excited about at IOP.  Here are just a few highlights.
IOP is offering faculty an opportunity to enhance their global credentials with three $3,000 grants to participate in CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars.  These 2-week workshops, in 20 locations around the globe, bring together faculty from across the disciplines and across the country to learn about a new region of the world or to delve into a new area of interest.  Augustana faculty have been attending these IFDS for over 10 years and each year IOP provides $3,000 grants to minimize the cost of travel and program enrollment.   Applications will be open through Friday, January 17th.  For more info contact Dr. Bertsche at IOP.
Thanks to a new fund which reallocates unused study abroad funds back to IOP programs, we are proud to announce a new scholarship fund for students with high need who wish to participate in summer or short-term study abroad programs. These programs, which normally cannot receive any financial aid beyond Augie Choice, can wind up costing more to students than our trimesters abroad, so this new scholarship, which will offer 8 students $500 each will certainly help. Students who enroll in any of our summer or short term programs (beginning with summer 2014) will be eligible.  The Financial Assistance Office will assess student need and the study abroad committee of faculty (IOPC) will determine the winners.  We hope to grow this program each year so that more students can benefit, but beginning this summer we hope to make study abroad even more viable for those students who are most in need of financial support.
Winter is also the season for proposals for new and renewing programs.  This Winter IOPC will review proposals for the 2015-2016 academic year.  If you are working on a new program or wish to renew a program for 2015-2016, please contact Dr. Bertsche so that he can help you prepare your proposal.  Proposals to IOPC will be due by Monday, January 13 so that we can begin the review process on Monday, January 20.

Finally, IOP would like to report that once again we have made the Institute of International Education (IIE) top 40 list for baccalaureate colleges.  This year's report covers study abroad during the 2012-2013 academic year and once more we are ranked #36 in the nation in study abroad participation.  We have also risen from #19 to #14 nationally in participation in programs of 8 weeks or less (including our summer programs, short-term programs and Winter Trimester programs).  While the measure of strong international programming is not the quantity of participants but the quality of what those participants experience, I believe we all can be proud that we are providing high quality programs to more students than ever before.  Whether it is a full trimester or a course enhanced by a shorter immersion experience, more of our students are being introduced to new ideas, new cultures and new ways to understand themselves and their place in the world.  This is a great tribute to the initiative, imagination and entrepreneurial spirit of Augustana's faculty as we continue to be a national leader in faculty-led study abroad, enriching our students, our campus and our curriculum with international perspectives.

NEWS FROM INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS

UPCOMING INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS WORKSHOP & EVENT DATES

Please encourage your advisees and students in your classes to attend...

WINTER TERM

Our plans for winter term are outlined below.  Please feel free to build any of these activities into your winter syllabus and encourage students in your classes and your advisees to attend.  (If you are sending a whole class, please let us know so that we can plan accordingly.)  In addition, we welcome the opportunity to speak in your classes or to student groups that you advise on any career related topic that you would like.  Further, we can work with you to build career related content into your classes - from designing career related activities to securing professionals from the community to come and speak to your group.  Contact us with your ideas!  (JohnnaAdam@Augustana.edu)

Here is what is planned for winter term...

Career Olympics

For the first 5 weeks of winter term, we are hosting a weekly series called with a "Career Olympics" theme.  The aim of the series is to prepare students for the job or internship search and life after college.  Each workshop will feature an industry expert as well as a theme related activity.  The following workshops will be offered.  Incentives will be awarded for students who participate!  Students are welcome to come to any or (preferably) ALL events!

December 9th - Etiquette Dinner - DeBord Café at 6:00 - 8:00 (1524 4th Avenue, Rock Island)

December 16th - Professional Success - OLIN 202 at 4:30 - 6:00

Other Winter Term Programming

December 12th - Resume Workshop - OLIN 105 at 4:30 - 5:30

January 14th & 16th - Intro to Internships & Careers - Dorms, exact locations and times to be determined

January 20th - Social Justice Related Career Panels - exact locations and times to be determined

January 21st - Resumes 101 - OLIN 105 at 4:30 - 5:30

January 27th - Career Fest 101 - OLIN 202 at 4:30 - 5:30

January 28th - Resumania (walk-up resume reviews) - CSL tables near BREW at 11:00 - 1:00

January 29th - Resumania (walk-up resume reviews) - CSL tables near BREW at 11:00 - 1:00 & 6:00 -8:00

January 31st - Career Fest - North Central College (Naperville)
         10:00 - 3:00 general career fair ALL majors
         1:00 - 5:00 teacher career fair for Education majors

February 3rd - Interviewing 101 - OLIN 202 at 4:30 - 5:30

February 6th - LinkedIn 101 - OLIN 105 at 4:30 - 5:30

February 10th - Internships 101 - OLIN 202 at 4:30 - 5:30

February 14th - LOVE your FUTURE - Details to be announced