This week in brief

Monday, May 5
4:00 PM Winter LS Meeting
Founders Hall Basement Lounge

Tuesday, May 6
10:45 AM – Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall

11:30 – 11:50 AM – Reflections – Jeff LaRocque, ‘08
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall

Wednesday, May 7
8:00 PM – Guitar Ensemble
Wallenberg Hall

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

Thursday, May 8
10:30 – 11:20 AM – Convocation – Dr. Victor Barbiero, Visiting Assoc. Prof., George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
Centennial Hall

Friday, May 9
3:30 – 5:00 PM – Friday Conversations
Wilson Center

7:30 PM – Spring Play: Romance Language by Peter Parnell
Bergendoff Fine Arts Building, Potter Theatre

8:00 PM – Jazz Ensemble
Centennial Hall

Saturday, May 10
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – The 2008 Celebration of Learning

Science 102

4:00 PM – Three choirs
Centennial Hall

7:30 PM – Spring Play: Romance Language by Peter Parnell
Bergendoff Fine Arts Building, Potter Theatre

8:00 PM – Seniors Recital
Wallenberg Hall

8:30 – 10:00 PM – John Deere Planetarium and Fryxell Museum Open House
John Deere Planetarium and Fryxell Museum, 820 – 38th Street (enter from 38th Street)

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

1:30 PM – Spring Play: Romance Language by Peter Parnell
Bergendoff Fine Arts Building, Potter Theatre

2:00 PM – Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall

3:00 PM – Augustana Percussion Ensemble
Ensemble Room

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

Volume 5, Issue 29• May 5, 2008

A Message From Academic Affairs

A MESSAGE FROM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

As we come near to the end of this academic year, I would like to thank all of you that have participated in teaching and learning workshops and discussions offered through the Augustana Center for Teaching and Learning.  We have had many interesting presentations and thoughtful discussions on a wide range of topics that directly affect what we do in the classroom.  Over 30 faculty and administrators presented and helped with sessions this year, with some of the sessions attracting 25-30 participants.   Thinking ahead to next year, I would like to encourage even more involvement from faculty, whether you are in your first few years at the college or have been teaching for some time.  As a start, please pass on any feedback or ideas you have for next year’s programming.   All of us have something to offer to others and something to learn from others.  New faculty bring in new ideas from their graduate work or research, veteran faculty bring years of experience and sage advice on the teaching and learning process.   We need to model what we communicate to our students, that learning is a life-long pursuit especially as it applies to our teaching craft.  Our students change, our disciplines evolve, new technology is available to supplement and enhance the classroom experience and exciting ideas on teaching pedagogy are helping to improve student learning.  Please take the time to join us for these discussions next year.

– Mike Green
Augustana Center for Teaching and Learning
 


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