This week in brief

Monday, March 24
No events scheduled

Tuesday, March 25
No Reflections

8:00 PM Faculty and Guest Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Sangeetha Rayapati, voice; and Rebecca Turner, guest vocal artist

Wednesday, March 26
3:30 – 5:00 PM – Free Workshop for “From Parchment to Pixels: The Year of the Book”
Art Museum, Centennial Hall

4:00 – 5:00 PM – Walk-in Hours in the Dean's Office with Jeff
Academic Affairs Office, 116 Founders Hall

Thursday, March 27
10:30 – 11:20 AM – Convocation – “Stereotyping and Prejudice” – Dr. Steven Stroessner
Centennial Hall

Friday, March 28
3:30 – 5:00 PM – Year of the Book “Book Studies” Lecture Series/ Friday Conversations
Tredway Library, 2 nd floor, south end
Dr. Jon Hurty, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities

8:00 PM Faculty & Guest Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Brian Vlasak, composer; Regina Cole, saxophone; Yasmin Flores, clarinet

Saturday, March 29
4:30 PM – Student Recital – Flute Quartet
Wallenberg Hall
Christie Morton, Robin Asay, Beth Trudelle, Elise Croner

8:00 PM – Student Recital – Heather Lofdahl
Wallenberg Hall

8:00 PM – Seth Meyers
Centennial Hall

Sunday, March 30
10:30 – 11:30 AM
– Sunday Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel – Founders Hall 

5:00 – 6:00 PM – Sunday Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel – Founders Hall 

7:00 PM – Celebrating Women in the Arts
Wallenberg Hall


Volume 5, Issue 23• March 24, 2008

A Message From Academic Affairs

How do you define a successful campaign?

For many people fund-raising campaigns are defined solely by the bottom line – did you reach the overall dollar goal? This is certainly one important metric, but there are other factors that should be included in defining a successful campaign. Here are some questions we might ask at the conclusion of Authentically Augustana: A Call to Action , our soon-to-be-announced major initiative:

  1. Did we raise the “right” dollars? While the overall goal is important, a successful campaign must meet strategic priorities and hit the targets for the specific areas (capital projects, endowment, annual operations).
  2. Were we able to broaden the base of alumni, parents and other friends who made gifts and therefore have a stake in Augustana and its future?
  3. Similarly, were we able to find meaningful ways to utilize volunteers and therefore increase the level of engagement with these individuals?
  4. Did we identify the next group of major gift donors to the college?
  5. Is Augustana better positioned for future fund-raising efforts?

For years I have advocated that campaigns are a means to an end, not an end in and of themselves. If this statement is true, then perhaps this is the most important question to pose at the campaign's conclusion: Is Augustana a better place for students and faculty as a result of this campaign?

All of us in the Development Office are grateful for the financial support and assistance we have received from members of the faculty. Thank you.

Al DeSimone


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