Monday, November 18

Through December 15 - Exhibit of the full volume set of the Heritage Edition of The Saint John's Bible
Tredway Library

5:00 PM - Deadline to submit Grants for Blended Learning and Community Connections course development to Margaret Farrar

Tuesday, November 19

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Lorraine Stamberger, '14
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

3:30 - 5:30 PM - Reception to Honor Carla Tracy, Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year
4:00 PM - Brief remarks
Snacks and beverages will be served
Gävle Room 404, Center for Student Life

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentor Circle "What Does it Mean to be a Lutheran College?"
Gävle Room (Multipurpose Room 1), Center for Student Life

Wednesday, November 20

4:00 PM - Norm Moline's Last Lecture - "Reflections on a Journey and a Celebration of OUR Profession on a College Faculty"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
John Deere Lecture Hall

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital: OddBar Quartet and Friends
Featuring Brent Sandy (trumpet), Rich Medd (trombone), Jim Dreier (percussion), and Steve Grismore (guitar). Guest performers are Randall Hall (saxophone) and Joe Ott (saxophone)
Enemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

Thursday, November 21

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Blood Drive
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

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

2:30 - 3:30 PM - Phi Betta Kappa Scholar Dr. Birgitta Whaley speaks at weekly talk in computer science and mathematics
Olin 202

4:30 - 6:30 PM - Open House to view The Saint John's Bible Exhibit
Tredway Library

5:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - From Inspiration to Illumination: An Introduction to the St. John's Bible, presented by Tim Ternes, Director and Curator of the St. John's Bible

6:30 PM - Light Refreshments
Larson Hall, 2nd floor, Bergendoff Building

7:30 PM - Quantum Biology-Old Roots and New Shoots, presented by Visiting Phi Beta Kappa Scholar Dr. Birgitta Whaley
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Friday, November 22

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - Partnering for Illinois' Economic Future, presented by U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill.
RSVP required
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - "Vocational Reflection" presented by Laura Mahn
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - Opera @ Augustana performs "Hansel and Gretel"
Tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens, Augustana faculty/staff and students, and $8 for children age 12 and under.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - Augustana Dance Company Show
Tickets are $8 for the general public, $6 for senior citizens, Augustana faculty/staff ans students
Centennial Hall

Saturday, November 23

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Peace-Building: Innovative Strategies, Nuts and Bolts
Hanson Hall of Sciences

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Dance Marathon
Pepsico Recreation Center Courts

6:00 PM - Quad Cities Low Brass Day Recital
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

7:00 PM - Opera @ Augustana performs "Hansel and Gretel"
Tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens, Augustana faculty/staff and students, and $8 for children age 12 and under.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, November 24

7:00 PM - Opera @ Augustana performs "Hansel and Gretel"
Tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens, Augustana faculty/staff and students, and $8 for children age 12 and under.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Art Beat
Live music broadcast by the students of WAUG, as a complement to the museum's current exhibition: From Anthropology through Zoology: The Fine Art of the Liberal Arts!
Augustana College Art Museum

Volume 12, Issue 11 - November 18, 2013

This Week's Message

You hear it a lot.  But what exactly is vocational reflection?  Is this something you should or could be doing with your students?   Is it something you already do and would like to share your successes?  Is it something you could be doing for yourself?

We all want our students to succeed after college.  One significant way we can prepare our students for life after college is by creating opportunities for meaningful conversations with faculty; conversations that allow them to explore their skills, interests and gifts and begin to understand where those gifts and passions might most be needed outside of Augustana. 

The first Friday Conversation of this term will be an introduction to Vocational Reflection, including a look at why Augustana is committed to this practice, how we can incorporate vocational reflection into our work with students, whether in advising sessions, conversation in the hallway or Senior Inquiry projects.  We'll look at some examples of vocational reflection exercises, share with one another what is already going on in classrooms and explore ways to (here comes the magic word) more intentionally incorporate vocational reflection into our daily work with students.

We look forward to seeing you Friday at 4 pm.

Laura Evans Mahn & Ellen Hay