Monday, October 7

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LSFY Meeting - "Tales from the Crypt Stay in the Crypt: Grammar for the Living"
Wilson Center

6:00 PM - Adam Kaul's band Subatlantic
Bierstube, 415 15th Street, Moline, IL

Tuesday, October 8

10:45 AM - Student Voice Seminar
Students Rowan Corw, Hillary Taylor, Alicia Lumberry, Vivian Perez, Lillian Pickens and Silvia Ramirez-Bertolasi
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - ITS Employee Focus Group
Faculty and staff invited to talk about ideas, concerns and suggestions. Pizza will be served
Olin 304

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Paul Olsen
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

3:30 -4:30 PM - Intro to Google Forms Training
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale x 8092
Olin 105

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 Mentor Circle - "Your Pre-Tenure or Annual Review" presented by Steve Klien
Wilson Center

6:00 PM - Switzerland and Germany Spring Study Abroad Info Session
Old Main 28

Wednesday, October 9

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

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM - Campus Ministries Noontime Conversation
"What it means to teach and work, live and learn at Augustana as a Lutheran College"
Grab your lunch in the dining room or bring your own lunch bag. Chaplains Richard Priggie and Kristen Glass-Perez, along with Jason Mahn lead a meaningful conversation about "Vocation"
Gävle Room (Multipurpose Room 3), Center for Student Life

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Augustana Association of Educational Office Personnel (AAEOP) Meeting
Evald Great Hall

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Feminist Tea Hour Series: "Sex as Capital: The Women of Rome Season 2" presented by Kirsten Day
Evald Great Hall

7:00 PM - Homecoming Talent Showcase
Centennial Hall

Thursday, October 10

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Division Meetings
See Announcements page for locations

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon, with Gregory Tapis (Business Admin.)
Brew by the Slough

5:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs
John Deere Lecture Hall

7:00 PM - "The Road to Shameless: A Survivor's True Story of Rape and Recovery" with Nancy Donoval
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 - 8:00 PM - St. Francis Environmental Challenge - Laura Hartman presents an evening reflection
St. Mary Monaster's Benet House Retreat Center, 2200 88th Avenue West, Rock Island, Illinois

Friday, October 11

Homecoming

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - "Rethinking Faculty Senate" presented by Wendy Hilton-Morrow
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

6:00 - 6:30 PM - Re-dedication of Old Main
Old Main will be open until 7:30 for a tour at your liesure
Old Main front steps

7:00 PM - Homecoming Coronation & Sing
Free admission
Centennial Hall

Saturday, October 12

10:30 AM - Celebration of Life for Don Morrison
Professor emeritus and former choir director
Centennial Hall

7:30 PM - Nova Singers: We Sing Life!
Free for students, $18 for adults, $15 for seniors
First Congregational Church, 2201 7th Avenue, Moline, Illinois

Sunday, October 13

8:30 PM - Chamber Choir Festival Concert with The Choirs of Augustana College
Free admission
Centennial Hall

Volume 12, Issue 7 - October 7, 2013

Faculty News

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has selected Alex Boyden (Biology) as a participant in the 2013-2014 ASM Science Teaching Fellows program. The program aims to prepare young, doctoral-trained investigators for science teaching positions at non-doctoral institutions. Fellows in the program take part in a 5-month online training experience that provides an opportunity to explore and improve teaching practices.

Greg Domski (Chemistry) and his undergraduate collaborators, Matthew Humphries ('13), Sallie Hohenboken ('12), Wiktoria Pecak ('11) and Sam Alvarado ('10), have had their manuscript accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Inorganic Chemistry Communications. It is currently available as an "article in press" and can be found here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/aip/13877003.

On September 27, Sarah Horowitz (library) presented "Picturing the Plot: Illustrations and the ReaderExperience of Pride and Prejudice" at the annual meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North American in Minneapolis.

Kimberly Murphy (Biology) was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant which will fund a research project expected to touch close to 200 students over three years and will include experiments and laboratory work in her genetics class and a class in molecular genetics taught by Lori Scott. The NSF grant will be shared among Augustana College, University of Arizona, Seattle Pacific University and Hiram College.