This week in brief

Monday, March 31
4:00 PM – LSFY 102 Meeting
Founders Hall Basement

4:00 PM – Guest Artist – Duo
Centennial Hall
Lee Forest Ferguson, percussion
Stephen Altoft, trumpet

Tuesday, April 1
11:30 – 11:50 AM – Reflections –
Justin Kossak, ‘08
Ascension Chapel
Founders Hall

Wednesday, April 2
No Teaching Circle this week.

9:30 PM – Wednesday Evening
Prayer & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel
Founders Hall

Thursday, April 3
No Convocation this week.

7:00 PM – Lit Wits: Writers Read
at Augustana – William Logan
Wallenburg Hall

7:00 PM – Stone Lectureship in
Judaism – Jonathon Adelman
Olin Auditorium
"Israel Among the Nations"

Friday, April 4
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Walk-In Hours
with Jeff
Founders Hall 116

3:30 – 5:00 PM – Friday
Conversations – "The So-Called Life of a Poet and Critic"
Wilson Center
William Logan, Professor of English, University of Florida

7:00 PM – UNYK Multicultural Dance Ensemble Spring Performance
Centennial Hall

Saturday, April 5
7:00 PM – UNYK Multicultural Dance Ensemble Spring Performance
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM – QC Symphony & The Handel Oratorio Society
Adler Theatre

Sunday, April 6
10:30 AM – Sunday Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel
Founders Hall

2:00 PM – QC Symphony & The Handel Oratorio Society
Centennial Hall

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

Volume 5, Issue 24• March 31, 2008


In an effort to improve general network security, ITS has implemented a password maintenance policy to be instituted across all campus network accounts beginning  on Monday March 31st.  On Monday you will be prompted to change your password if you have not recently done so. You do not have to wait until Monday to change your password, you may reset it at anytime. Passwords will expire every 180 days after being reset.  Please click on the link below for the new guidelines associated with the creation of a password. These guidelines are industry standards and adhere to suggestions created by the College's auditing firm.  

If you have questions on how to change your password please go to: or call the ITS Helpdesk at x7293.

Thank you!

Chris Vaughan  
Augustana College  
Information Technology Services


Mark your calendars for the Fall Faculty Retreat to be held August 18-19, 2008.

Call for Jaeke Award Nominations

It is once again time for the Harold T. and Violet M. Jaeke 2007-2008 Award nominations. Nominations must be received in Dean Abernathy’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2008 – NO exceptions! Hand deliver nominations to our office, 116 Founders, if the deadline is near. We hope to be able to consider all nominations but will not accept any after the above deadline.

To fully and fairly consider each nominee, the Jaeke Committee asks that you complete the nomination form. A letter of nomination will not be reviewed. The Committee also will not consider group/collaborative nominations (one nomination form with multiple signatures). Each recommendation requires a separate nomination form. You can access a nomination form here.

Please take time to recognize the hard work of your fellow workers! If you have any questions, please call Mary Koski at extension 7328.

Announcing Tredway Library’s Edible Book Festival! Make an edible creation representing a favorite book and bring it to the Library's lobby on Tuesday, April 1st, by 2:00 p.m. If possible, bring the book that inspired your culinary concoction! All entries must be made out of food and have something to do with books. Voting commences at 2:00; judging held at 4:00; winners announced at 4:30. Our four distinguished judges are President & Mrs. Bahls, Professor Megan Quinn, and student Aaron Schroeder. All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate. Prizes include a $50 gift card to Borders and $25 at the College Bookstore. For more information, contact Amanda Makula by clicking here.

HERI/Augustana Faculty Survey is Open – Please Participate

If you are a faculty member, please be sure to participate in the faculty survey that is currently in progress. You should have received an email invitation recently. The survey is conducted as a national survey by the Higher Education Research Institute and will give us important information on faculty attitudes, job satisfaction, and professional activities. A broad participation is needed to ensure our results are valid when we compare them to national data. Augustana has also added a number of questions relating to issues of Augustana specific concern, and you will want your opinion included.

Contact Tim Schermer for more information.

On Thursday, April 3rd, there is a Dinosaur/paleontology mini-conference (one day) that will be held at the Western Illinois University Union. This is a conference that only involves Augustana and Western faculty and students and was organized by Matt Bonnan at Western to give students interested in paleontology a chance to present their projects in a more informal atmosphere than larger national or regional meetings. It will also allow students interested in paleontology to interact with other faculty and students to discuss paleo related topics, future field plans, graduate school, etc.

Bill Hammer will be giving a keynote address at this meeting and we have two current students, Allison Bormet and Lindsey Koper, presenting at the student session. ReBecca Hunt will also give a presentation on her ceratopsian work.

Augustana students interested in attending (you don't need to present anything) should contact Bill Hammer. Transportation and lunch will be provided free of charge and there is no registration fee. If interested please and he will provide more details.