This week in brief

Monday, September 15
4:00 – 5:00 PM – LS102 Meeting for New Instructors only
Founders Hall Basement Lounge

4:00 – 5:00 PM – LS103 Meeting for Entire Team
Olin 302

Tuesday, September 16
11:30 – 11:50 AM - Reflections – Becca Poock, Center for Vocational Reflection
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

Wednesday, September 17
9:30 PM – Evening Prayer & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

Thursday, September 18
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Walk-In Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

No Convocation this week.

7:00 PM – “The River Readings at Augustana”
Wallenberg Hall
Farah Marklevits reads from her poetry

Friday, September 19
4:00 PM – Friday Conversations – Sabbatical Reports
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center
Tom Bengtson – “Graphs”
Randall Hall – “Multiphonic Etudes: The Pedagogy of Experimental Playing Techniques”

Saturday, September 20
No events scheduled

Sunday, September 21
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 4 • September 15, 2008

A Message From Academic Affairs

Augustana Connections

I have asked to use this space to offer a public thank you to the staff and faculty who made Fall Connection such a positive experience for the class of 2012. It is crystal clear from student reaction that your time, effort and attention made our newest students feel welcomed and supported by everyone they encountered. I am particularly grateful to the 53 First Year Advisors who helped their advisees get on solid footing during their first few days on campus. Student satisfaction with the support they received from their advisor rose from last year’s 76% to a new high of 89%!

The extra day of programming afforded us by our new calendar gave us the opportunity to help our students connect not only to various campus constituencies, but beyond campus as well. Saturday morning began with a welcome by Rock Island Mayor Mark Schwiebert. Following his brief remarks, members of our faculty and staff took several hundred of our students out into their new community.  Many of these students contributed sweat and energy to such service organizations as Habitat for Humanity, Greenbush Neighborhood Association, Child Abuse Council and Keep Rock Island Beautiful. Some of these students have already made long term commitments to continue their work with these and other service organizations.

If you have suggestions about how to make Fall Connection ’09 an even better event, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Nancy Loitz
Associate Dean of the College

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