This week in brief

Monday, August 25
Fall term classes begin

Tuesday, August 26
11:30 – 11:50 AM – Reflections – Adam Langdon ‘09
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

 5:30 PM – Open Faculty Meeting
Wallenberg Hall
Reception immediately following – Great Room/Patio, Carlsson Hall

Wednesday, August 27
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Walk-In Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall 

3:45 – 5:15 PM – Teaching Circle
Wilson Center 

9:30 PM – Evening Prayer & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall


Thursday, August 28
10:30 – 11:20 AM – Convocation – “Lessons from Little Rock” – Terrence Roberts
Centennial Hall

Friday, August 29
No Friday Conversations

Saturday, August 30
No events scheduled

Sunday, August 31
10:30 AM – Sunday Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

5:00 PM – Sunday Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

Volume 6, Issue 1• August 25, 2008

Faculty News

Jennifer Burnham , Dept. of Geography, and 2008 Augie graduate, Jeremy Hughes, spent 6 weeks in northwest Greenland this summer. Click here to see a few of her pics.

John Delaney co-authored, with Martin Coe (Western Illinois University), an article published in the July, 2008 edition of Strategic Finance titled The Impact of Certifications on Accounting Education.   Accounting faculty across the United States were surveyed to determine the degree to which various professional certifications were promoted to students, as well as the degree to which students were exposed to curriculum covering topics tested on the certification exams. The authors noted a commonly pursued certification, Certified Management Accountant (CMA), is commonly promoted but not adequately supported via coverage in the curriculum of the majority of the respondents.  Consequently, the authors provide guidance on how to better develop curriculum with respect to coverage of technical topics on the CMA.

Margaret Farrar's article "Spectacular Resistance: The Billionaires for Bush and the Art of Political Culture Jamming" was published in the journal Polity (July 2008). The article describes how creative forms of political practice break down traditional dichotomies between actor and audience in staging political spectacle. It was co-authored with Jamie Warner of Marshall University.

Over the summer, Margaret was nominated to serve on Barack Obama's Urban Policy Working Group, where she will contribute to the campaign's discussion of urban economic and political issues and cultivating civic engagement.

Sarah Horowitz and colleague Pnina Shachaf recently published the article “Virtual reference service evaluation: Adherence to RUSA behavioral guidelines and IFLA digital reference guidelines” in Library & Information Science Research 30 (2).  The article examines whether librarians answering email reference questions adhere to national and international professional guidelines in their responses.  An abstract can be viewed here.

A file copy of the beautiful and touching eulogy that Peter Kivisto delivered on June 26 th at the Service and Resurrection and Hope in Memory of Michael E. Kirn held in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin can be found here.

Congratulations to Charlie Mahaffey , who has won the Citizen of the Year in Education for Rock Island this year. As a winner of one of the subcategories, he will be considered for the overall Citizen of the Year award which will be announced a few days before Labor Day.  Charlie has done and continues to do so much here on campus and in the community that he definitely is deserving of the award!  He is a good representative of Augustana's outreach in this community – particularly now when he is involved with the city's different environmental/sustainability initiatives. 

Karin Youngberg's joint class project of her Renaissance English Literature course from Spring term created a website containing an annotated and edited version of Will Kemp's The Nine Days Wonder . Kemp was the clown in Shakespeare's Lord Chamberlain's Men who left the company and later, on a bet, danced the jig from London to Norwich. He wrote a short account of his adventure called The Nine Days Wonder . This short, charming text has not been fully transcribed, edited, and annotated. It is available only as an unedited facsimile version of the British Museum copy of the text.

From outside campus, http://offcampus.augustana.edu/kemp . From campus, just add /kemp to the URL at the top of the CampusNet page.