Monday, September 16

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LSFY Meeting "From Shitty Draft to Gilded Commode: Writing as a Process"
Wilson Center

4:00 - 6:00 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Olin 304

4:30 PM - Deadline to submit proposals for NEH Summer Stipend Program to Margaret Farrar

Tuesday, September 17

10:30 AM - Archaeology Program Discussion with Adam Kaul
Evald Great Hall

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Hannah Bohn, '14
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:00 - 4:30 PM - Sign Language Table - intermediate
4:30 - 5:00 PM - Sign Language Table - beginner
Center for Student Life, sitting area outside of the multipurpose room

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Guest Artist - Wolfgana David, violin and David Gompper, piano
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, September 18

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Microsoft Word Intermediate Training
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale x 8092
Olin Center 105

5:00 - 8:00 PM - High Tea at the Putnam Museum
Alumni and friends of the college are invited to view the exhibit, "Diana: A Celebration", enjoy refreshments and hear a presentation by Wendy Hilton-Morrow.
$20 for adults; $15 for children
Putman Museum, Lardner Balcony, 1717 E. 12th Street, Davenport, IA

Thursday, September 19

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

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon
Brew By the Slough, Tredway Library

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Jane Austen Tea Party
If you have one, bring a favorite Austen novel, or just your favorite Austen scene or quote. There will be tea, scones and lively discussion.
Brew by the Slough Patio, Tredway Library

4:45 - 6:45 PM - Safe Zone Training for Faculty/Staff
Offered to the first 20 people who would like to provide support to LGBTQ students
Old Main 310

5:00 - 8:00 PM - High Tea at the Putnam Museum
Alumni and friends of the college are invited to view the exhibit, "Diana: A Celebration", enjoy refreshments and hear a presentation by Wendy Hilton-Morrow.
$20 for adults; $15 for children
Putman Museum, Lardner Balcony, 1717 E. 12th Street, Davenport, IA

Friday, September 20

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Jeff Strasser, Michael Reisner and Amy Bandman present "Assessing Augustana's Sustainability"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Saturday, September 21

No events

Sunday, September 22

No events

Volume 12, Issue 4 - September 16, 2013

Faculty Development

You know how it is: At the beginning of each term you optimistically block off "1 hour each day" for writing that book-article-review-paper that you've been working on forever. And each term, that hour gets eaten up with student meetings, departmental chatter, and annoying administrative initiatives.

Well, here's some time and a place to get that writing done: This year, Academic Affairs will sponsor three day-long writing retreats to take place in the new classroom/computer lab (4th floor) in the Center for Student Life. There will be coffee, camaraderie, lunch (paid for by us) and lots and lots of productive writing. I promise.

The dates for the 2013-14 writing retreats are:
November 12
January 9
March 3

Each retreat will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Enrollment is limited. To confirm your spot, please email MaryKoski@augustana.edu

The arrangement is simple: we will provide a friendly, supportive, and coffee-enhanced environment in which faculty can put in a good day of writing on their projects. Participants will be able to think, organize and write for a three-hour stretch in the morning; then take a one-hour break to have lunch, meet one another, and then get back to writing for another three-hour stretch in the afternoon.

If you are interested, please reserve a spot today and mark your calendar!

Best,

Margaret