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

Grants

Augustana Grants Website

1) The Academic Affairs office is pleased to announce that we will continue to offer grants for Blended Learning and Community Connections course development. 

The first grant is for developing courses or revising existing courses to incorporate "blended" learning (i.e., utilizing a mix of face-to-face and online pedagogies to advance student learning). The second grant opportunity asks for more intentional connection between either (a) the humanities/social sciences and our pre-professional programs; or (b) a course in any discipline to the Quad City community.

You can read the details on the following link; the deadline for both grants is November 18th. Feel free to contact Margaret Farrar x 7313 with any questions.  http://www.augustana.edu/academics/academic-affairs/faculty-grants/internal-grants/teaching-grants


2) The NEH Summer Stipend program has been announced for 2014.  Our internal deadline for preliminary proposals is Monday, September 16, 2013.

NEH Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive, uninterrupted months of full-time independent study, research and writing that will make a significant contribution in the humanities. All applicants with college or university affiliations must be nominated by their institution. All U.S. citizens, whether they reside inside or outside the United States, are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline are also eligible.

We are allowed to nominate up to two faculty members.  Because it is possible that we may receive more than two internal applications, our deadline for the preliminary proposals will be Monday, September 16 for internal review prior to nomination.  We do request, however, that you let us know as early as possible if you are planning to submit a proposal.  Notification of the two proposals selected to be submitted to the NEH will occur no later than September 20.  The two faculty members selected will then be able to consider the internal review committee's comments and revise as they feel necessary for the September 26, 2013 submission deadline.

Please submit the following to margaretfarrar@augustana.edu, no later than September 16th if you would like to apply for the NEH Summer Stipend Program:

1.      Resume, not to exceed two single-spaced pages;

2.      Detailed description of the proposed study, not to exceed three single-spaced pages; i.e., a draft of your NEH proposal;

3.      Bibliography for the project, not to exceed one single-spaced page; and

4.      Names and titles of the two people who would be writing references.

For questions or assistance in developing your proposal, or general questions please either refer to the NEH Summer Stipend web-site: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends.



3) Please click HERE for information about a Faculty Fellows program offered through the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Applications are being accepted now.