Monday, September 23

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LSFY 102 Curriculum Meeting CANCELLED
Wilson Center

Tuesday, September 24

10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon - Historical Walking Tour of Campus
Wilson Center. Meet outside the Wilson Center

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Consortium Colleges & Developing Summer Online Courses Meeting
Olin 110

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Kertesha Riley, Career Center
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

1:30 - 2:30 PM - Google Sites Training
RSVP to Kristina Zimmerman to RSVP x 7476
Olin 110

4:00 - 4:30 PM - Sign Language Table (Intermediate)
Center for Student Life, Sitting area outside of multipurpose room

4:30 - 5:00 PM - Sign Language Table (Beginners)Center for Student Life, Sitting area outside of multipurpose room

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentoring Circle
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Tikkun
Deborah Dakin, viola; Janina Ehrlich, cello; and Robert Elfline, piano will perform works by guest artist composer Laura Kaminsky. Paul Olsen will narrate. Free admission.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, September 25

9:30 - 10:30 AM - PowerPoint Basics Training
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale x 8092
Olin 105

Thursday, September 26

SYMPOSIUM DAY: Relationships
www.augustana.edu/symposiumday

ProFair
PepsiCo Recreation Center

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

3:00 PM - Symposium Day All-Campus Reception
Gävle (Multipurpose) Room, CSL

Friday, September 27

1:30 PM - Upper Mississippi River and Urban Waterfront Joint Conference
RiverCenter Exhibition Hall, 136 E. 3rd Street, Davenport, IA

3:00 PM - President Bahls "Town Hall" Meeting - Strategic Directions
Olin Auditorium

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Christina Lorge-Grover, Director of Residential Life talks about the connections that Residential Life makes to the academic mission of the college
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Andreen Hall Lobby

6:00 - 10:00 PM - "Cloudbreak, California" release party
Final Friday will include a release party for Kelly Daniels' book, "Cloudbreak, California"
Free admission.
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA

Saturday, September 28

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Fall Visit Day
Carver Physical Education Center

12:00 - 5:00 PM - Broadway Historic District 25th Anniversary Celebration
22nd Street in Rock Island, IL

8:00 PM - Second City, Chicago's legendary sketch comedy troupe
Centennial Hall

Sunday, September 29

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Swedish Hogmassa (high mass)
Jenny Lind Chapel, 6th Street and Oak Street, Andover, IL

Volume 12, Issue 5 - September 23, 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