Monday, September 2

No School

4:00 PM - Midnight - Labor Day Library Hours

Tuesday, September 3

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Brittany Hite, '13
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:30 PM - Deadline to submit proposals for Symposium Day Concurrent Sessions

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Teja Arboleda, founder of Entertainment Diversity, Inc., lectures about diversity
Olin Auditorium

8:00 PM - Cantare Duo
Mary Neil, piano, and Susan Stone, strings,  are Cantare Duo. Judy Stone, cello, guest artist
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, September 4

8:15 - 8:45 AM - Open Session with David English, the V.P. of Finance and Administration
Brew by the Slough

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Volunteer Fair
Local Quad City organizations talk with students about volunteer opportunities
Center for Student Life, 4th floor

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - The History of Student Affairs
First talk in a series showing how the discipline of student affairs developed while gaining insight into how professionals in the field work.
Light lunch after presentation
John Deere Lecture Hall

Thursday, September 5

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Ingenuix Class (CMS)
Learn how to use Ingeniux web management software. This class is required before you can begin to use the CMS.
Email Kristina Zimmerman to reserve your spot x 7476
Olin Center 110

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Blood Drive

Use this link to sign up for donation time
Center for Student Life, Multi-purpose room

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

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Intro to Photo Editing Class
Email Kristina Zimmerman to reserve your spot x 7476
Olin Center 110

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon
Theme for fall term "What is it so hard to do what we know we should do?"
The Salon is a student group promoting informal intellectual discussion.
Brew by the Slough, Tredway Library

7:00 PM - "See Jane Write!": How Jane Austen Mastered the Art of Fiction
Constance Walker of Carleton College presents
Center for Student Life, Multi-purpose Room 3

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series: "Safety Not Guaranteed"
Olin Center uditorium

8:00 PM - Pendulum Outdoor Multimedia Performance
Randall Hall and Jonathon Kirk perform. Pendulum's performance will include sound and images projected on the glass facade of the Figge art Museum
Free Admission
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA

Friday, September 6

All Day - East West Riverfest
Festivals, concerts, tours, workshops and entertainment planned at music clubs, concert halls, galleries, historic sites, parks, libraries, museums and attractions.
http://www.visitquadcities.com/ewrf/

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Basic Mac Training
Email trainer Kristina Zimmerman to reserve your spot x 7476
Old Main 202

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Michael Reisner "Linking Neighborhood and Watershed Revitalization: Brainstorming How You (and Your Students) Can Get Involved in the UMSC's Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Sustainable Urban Watersheds Project"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Harp Recital, Erin Freund
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, September 7

9:30 AM - Women Student Leaders: Breaking Barriers presented by Jane Simonsen
Free and open to the public. Includes a brunch, which requires a paid reservation. Contact Sylvia Martin at 309-786-1152.
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL

6:00 PM - Football: Vikings at home vs. College of Mt. St. Joseph
The college will host a special celebration and dedication during the football game
Ericson Field

Sunday, September 8

Volume 12, Issue 2 - September 2, 2013

Faculty News

Todd Cleveland (History) was invited to Bern, Switzerland this past summer to speak at the "Co-operation and Empire" conference, hosted by the University of Bern.  His talk was entitled "Facilitating Empire: Corporate Paternalism and African Professionalism on the Mines of Colonial Angola, 1917-75."

A 2011 study  co-authored by Ellen Hay (Communication Studies) was recently selected by the editor of Communication Education as one of ten "thought provoking" articles that was distributed free of charge to all members of the National Communication Association.  In August Hay served as a consultant at ACT in Iowa City for a new assessment they are considering.  

In June, Jessica Schultz (Psychology) presented two talks at the International Society for Interpersonal Psychotherapy Conference entitled "Developing an Effective IPT Training Program" and "New Techniques and Apps in Interpersonal Psychotherapy." She also co-taught two pre-conference workshops focused on the Supervision of Interpersonal Psychotherapy.

On July 19 Norm Moline, Professor Emeritus of Geography, was honored at a special luncheon at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (the equivalent of a consulate) in Chicago.  He was one of two university faculty members in this Midwest region who was recognized "for promoting cultural and educational exchanges of students between USA and Taiwan."  Beginning with the first East Asia term in 1974, Augustana has brought over 1,200 students, faculty and alumni to Taiwan for part of the fall program or other summer programs.  In addition, several students have gone to Taiwan for intensive Chinese language study.  While the Taiwan officials know that the Augustana programs also devote considerable attention to the People's Republic of China, they are grateful that Augustana has continued to include Taiwan in its itineraries for four decades.

Tim Muir (Biology) and Jimmy Wiebler ('14) recently presented their collaborative work with Manisha Kumar ('13) at the International Symposium on Environmental Physiology of Ectotherms and Plants in London, Ontario. Their project, Characterizing the cold-conditioning response in a vertebrate ectotherm, was well received by the audience which included scientists from at least ten different countries.

Chris Strunk (Geography) presented a paper in June at the Latin American Studies Association's International Congress in Washington D.C. The paper, a collaboration with Bolivian sociologist Leonardo de la Torre Ávila, was entitled "Living, not (just) leaving: Bolivian migrant survival strategies and adaptations in the United States and Spain." 

Chris Strunk also participated in a migration research network meeting with faculty members from the University of Minnesota, the Benemérita Autonomous University of Puebla, and the Autonomous University of Chiapas (Mexico). Chris' research with Mexican migrants in the Quad Cities will contribute to this transnational research effort exploring the impacts of Latin American migration in the United States and Mexico.