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

Community Engagement Center (CEC)

NEWS FROM INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS

UPCOMING INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS WORKSHOP & EVENT DATES

Please feel free to build any of these activities into your winter term courses 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.) 

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 (see below for additional details) - North Central College (Naperville)

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

CAREERFEST

The Augustana Internships & Careers Office is part of a careers consortium comprised of over 20 liberal arts colleges throughout the state called ISCPA.  Each year, ISCPA hosts a career fair called CareerFest to connect students with internship and career related opportunities.

CareerFest
Friday, January 31
North Central College - Naperville, IL
10:00 - 3:00 general career fair ALL majors
1:00 - 5:00 teacher career fair for Education majors

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged in the Internships & Careers Office - 1st floor Sorensen Hall by January 24th.  Cost to students is $10 if registered by January 24th and $20 at the door.  Augustana students who attend CareerFest will be given a $10 Hy-vee gift card at the event.

CLASS & STUDENT GROUP PRESENTATIONS

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 class or group.  Contact us with your ideas!  (JohnnaAdam@Augustana.edu x. 7339)

 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR - PROFAIR SPRING 2014
ProFair Spring 2014 will be held on Thursday, March 20th On St. Ambrose's campus in the Rogolski Center from noon until 4:00.  Employers are already signing up!  Shuttle service will be provided.  This is a great opportunity for students to find entry level employment, internships and summer jobs.  Please encourage students to attend.



EXCITING HAPPENINGS AT INTERNATIONAL AND OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS

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.

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.