Monday, August 26

All Day - Center for Student Life (CSL) Celebration
Refreshments, music and drink specials at the Brew by the Slough all day
Center for Student Life (CSL) addition to the Tredway Library

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LSFY Meeting:  New to LSFY 102 Orientation Meeting
Wilson Center

Tuesday, August 27

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Full Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Cameron Onumah, SGA President
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Discover Cuba with WVIK
Informational meeting about "Discover Cuba" trip departin October 31st
Wilson Center

Wednesday, August 28

3:00 PM - Reception for Dennis Hittle, Capital Projects Coordinator
All faculty and staff are invited
Wilson Center

Thursday, August 29

No events

Friday, August 30

3:30 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Reception
Wilson Center

Saturday, August 31

Biodiversity Day
A free public event that invites Augustana students, faculty and volunteers to help assess the health of local ecosystems by taking an inventory of plants, animals and soil types. Participatns must register HERE
Green Valley Nature Preserve, 5920 52nd Avenue, Moline, IL

Sunday, September 1

No events

Volume 12, Issue 1 - August 26, 2013

This Week's Message

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome back!

Given all the work we engaged in over summer-including research and writing, summer classes, international study, and our work on strategic planning-it feels like we never quite left! Our momentum definitely bodes well for an exciting year ahead.

Yet this is the beginning of a new academic year. Many new faces have joined us in the faculty ranks, and I would like to welcome them into our community. We have 20 new faculty members in full-time positions, and there are a few more joining us in a part-time capacity. I look forward to introducing our colleagues at the first full faculty meeting.

As we begin this new academic year, I want to extend my gratitude for your commitment to the mission of our college and for serving it admirably. Without the contributions of each one of you, we would not be able to provide the education, experiences, services and opportunities that we make available for our students. Thank you!

In keeping with the Augustana tradition, we have a very busy year ahead of us. Some of this work includes:

I am confident that we will work together on these issues as we build a vibrant future for Augustana. I look forward to the year that lies ahead of us. Wishing you the best for the 2013-14 academic year.

Sincerely,

Pareena
Dean of the College