Faculty Newsletter


College Grants Page

If you are a new faculty member, please check out the Augustana grants page to learn more about opportunities at Augustana. And if you've been around awhile, you might check as well to see the support the college can offer you. The grant page is available at http://www.augustana.edu/x624.xml

If you have an idea for a grant or have grant writing experience, please get in touch with Michael Nolan, Associate Dean of Grants and Assessment (7367).


A Rich Source of Data about Augustana

Augustana has had an Office of Institutional Research since 1979, long before most small schools established such offices. In its decades of existence, Institutional Research has collected a great deal of information that has helped make Augustana a better place for its students, faculty, and staff. To gain a sense of the rich data that will help you understand Augustana better, please visit the Institutional Research Office web site at http://offcampus.augustana.edu/offices/research/


ACI/Chicago Humanities Festival Fellowship Awards

The Associated Colleges of Illinois and The Chicago Humanities Festival are pleased to announce the 2007 ACI Humanities Fellowship Awards Program for undergraduate students.

ACI member college faculties are invited to select four undergraduate students per member college who have demonstrated a commitment to and scholarship in the Humanities to receive the 2007 ACI/CHF Humanities Fellowship Award.  This award includes an invitation to the 2007 Chicago Humanities Festival during the weekend of Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4, 2007 .

Every student Fellowship recipient will receive:

  • Complimentary two-night Chicago Loop accommodations (11/2 – 11/4);
  • All Access seating at Festival programs (excluding specially priced events);
  • Orientation breakfast with CHF staff members; and
  • Invitation to Chicago Tribune Literary Prize reception.

For every four students from one college, the Festival also will offer one faculty member:

  • Complimentary two-night Chicago Loop accommodations (11/2 – 11/4);
  • All Access seating at Festival programs (excluding specially priced events);
  • Orientation breakfast with CHF staff members; and
  • Invitation to Chicago Tribune Literary Prize reception.

The 2007 Chicago Humanities Festival will examine the implications of perhaps the most important long-term issue facing civilization today: the specter of global environmental and ecological disruption. Converging forces – global climate change, habitat destruction, and overpopulation – have focused our attention and conscience on the world we live in, our place or role within it, and our future as a species on this planet.  

The 2007 Chicago Humanities Festival – The Climate of Concern – will be held from October 27 through November 11, 2007 .  The award nomination deadline is September 28, 2007 , and colleges will be assessed a fee of $50 per fellow.  The attached nomination form should be faxed to ACI, attention: Julie Schwenk at 312-263-3424.
Nomination Form


ACI’s Cultural Connections: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The Associated Colleges of Illinois and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are again pleased to offer ACI member colleges and universities the chance to obtain $25 tickets to concerts for the 2007-08 season. This is at least a 50% reduction on best available seating for a variety of performances. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to expand your classroom to the concert hall. A description of each performance can be found on the attached document. Please pass this information on to the appropriate music, theater, and art department faculty members and students.

To purchase tickets, please fax, email or mail the attached form, with payment, by the deadlines indicated for each concert. Destination information is on the attached form.

The exciting concert season includes:

Tchaikovsky 6, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti – conductor
September 19, 2007 : 6:30 p.m.

Branford Marsalis with the CSO, David Robinson – conductor
October 16, 2007 : 7:30 p.m.

Mozart & Brahms, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink – conductor
October 25, 2007 : 8:00 p.m.

Russian Masters, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano – conductor
January 18, 2008 : 1:30 p.m.

Ainadamar: Fountain of Tears, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Miguel Hart-Bedoya – conductor
February 12, 2008 : 7:30 p.m.

Beyond the Score – Holst the Planets, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit – conductor
March 30, 2008 : 3:00 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Chorus 50th Anniversary Celebration, Duain Wolfe – conductor
April 12, 2008 : 8:00 p.m.

CSO Form
Program Descriptions


ACI Cultural Connections: College Opera Circle

The Associated Colleges of Illinois and Lyric Opera of Chicago are delighted to offer ACI member colleges and universities the opportunity to be a part of Lyric's College Opera Circle for the 2007‑08 season. By enrolling, you make available to your students:

•     Free passes to each of three designated dress rehearsals

•     Study guides for each of the operas

•     Specially priced student ticket offers to select performances of the season

For the coming 2007-08 season, the operas that will be presented as part of the College Opera Circle are:

La Traviata  Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Die Frau ohne Schatten Monday, November 12, 2007          
Eugene Onegin Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dress rehearsal start times will be in the early afternoon (tba). You may bring up to 15 students to each dress rehearsal. Please limit faculty attendance to one per rehearsal. We ask that you designate a contact person on your administrative staff with whom we may work to coordinate program activities.  Please fill out the attached form and submit it to Lyric Opera Education Department by September 19, 2007 . Destination information is on the form. If you have any questions, please contact Jean Kellogg at 312-827-5910.
ACI Invite Form

The following website links have been included to provide you with a detailed description of each opera:




During the season, special student discount tickets will be made available to you and your students through Lyric's new NExT online program found on Lyric's website at www.lyricopera.org.


Midwest Faculty Seminar 2007-08: Dates and Topics

Attached please find a memorandum and a calendar of upcoming MFS programs for the 2007-08 academic year. Please contact Jeanelle Hayner, Program Coordinator for the University of Chicago ’s Center of Teaching and Learning and the Midwest Faculty Seminar, with any questions regarding MFS. jeanelle@uchicago.edu
Announcing Topics
Midwest Faculty Seminar 07-08 Topic


Parkander Green Items

You will see in the attachment a picture of a poster that was on display at the Parkander Open House on August 21. The poster lists all the green items in the new apartments.
Parkander Open House Poster


Faculty Retreat


The Academic Affairs Office has compiled all of the Faculty Retreat evaluations we received below. Please let us know if you have thoughts about next year's retreat, or if you would like to give a talk as part of the retreat.

On-Line Survey Results of the 2007 Faculty Retreat

Individual Breakout Session Evaluation Results


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