This week in brief

Monday, September 17

4:00 p.m. – LS meeting

Founders basement lounge

Tuesday, September 18

11:30 a.m. – Reflections

Ascension Chapel

8:00 p.m. – Cantare Due Recital

Wallenberg Hall

Wednesday, September 19

7:00 p.m. – Keynote address

St. Ambrose University's Rogalski Center

Thursday, September 20

10:30 a.m. – Convocation

Centennial Hall

7:00 p.m. – Book Collecting Basics

Centennial Hall, Art Gallery

Friday, September 21

3:30 p.m. – Conversations on Scholarship

College Center Board Room

Saturday, September 22

8:00 p.m. – OSA Event

Centennial Hall

Sunday, September 23

4:00 p.m. – QC Symphony

Centennial Hall














Volume 5, Issue 3 • September 17, 2007


Exhibition: Study Abroad: Augustana College Faculty Collect and Adventures in Photography: A Century of Images in Archaeology and Anthropology from the Penn Museum

September 1–October 13

Family Weekend Tour: Saturday, October 6, 1:15-2 p.m.

Share the excitement of academic discovery abroad: the encoun­ters with unfamiliar, stirring peoples and their objects. “Adventures in Photography” offers a kaleidoscopic sampling of the nearly 400 field projects in the Penn Museum's 110-plus years of archaeologi­cal and ethnographic research around the world, including the Amazon (1913–16), Memphis, Egypt (1915–23), Ur in Iraq (1922–34), Tikal, Guatemala (1956–70) and Gordion, Turkey (begun 1950). The photography exhibition was organized by the University of Pennsyl­vania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Added pieces are from the personal collections of Augustana faculty, offering insight into their research abroad and participation in the college's international study terms. We thank these faculty lenders for their engaging contributions to the exhibition:  Dr. Bohdan Dziadyk, Dr. Don Erickson, Dr. Dan Lee, Dr. Esteban Loustaunau, Dr. Jen-Mei Ma, Dr. Douglas Nelson, Dr. John Pfautz, Dr. Jayne Rose, Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, Dr. Marsha Smith, Dr. Van Symons and Dr. Jeanneth Vazquez.


From Human Resources

We would like to remind all incoming Faculty to return any outstanding documentation for Human Resources/Payroll to the attention of Tammy Showers in the Office of Human Resources/Sorensen Hall.

Many of our incoming Faculty have not yet provided a Certificate of Coverage for verification of previous health insurance. This document is necessary for Blue Cross Blue Shield to waive the preexisting condition waiting period and should be forwarded to Human Resources.

In addition, we would like to remind our new Faculty members that we have a one-year waiting period for Group Retirement benefits. That one-year waiting period is waived for each new employee, once we receive documentation verifying that the individual was vested for retirement with a previous employer. If we have not yet received your verification for retirement benefits, please forward either a recent copy of the account statement or a letter from the former employer directly to Human Resources.

Thank you,

Tammy A. Showers

Assistant Director of Human Resources


From the Office of International Programs

The Institute for International Education (IIE) is administering the Freeman-Asia program which provides financial assistance to students studying abroad in Asia for at least 10 weeks during the 2007-08 academic year. If you are aware of Augustana students who are planning or are interested in planning to participate in such a program and might wish to apply for support, please put them in contact with the International Programs Office (B30 Denkmann, ext. 8283/7220) or direct them to .

The requirements for application are:

1. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of application.

2. Must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in the proposed study abroad program. The Applicant is required to submit the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) figure, calculated through FAFSA , with the Statement of Financial Need through the on-line Freeman-ASIA Application.

3. Must be an undergraduate student in good standing, pursuing his or her first bachelor's degree, at a two-year or a four-year institution of higher education in the United States.

4. Must apply through the U.S. home campus and have at least one term of enrollment remaining at the home institution in the U.S. upon returning from studying abroad in Asia.

5. Must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia , China , Hong Kong , Indonesia , Japan , Korea , Laos , Macao , Malaysia , Mongolia , Philippines , Singapore , Taiwan , Thailand , Vietnam . A multi-country program is eligible only if the applicant will spend at least 8 weeks in one of the countries stated above and will have intensive language study during that period.)

6. Must have applied to or have been accepted by a study abroad based program that awards academic credits through the home campus or other U.S. accredited college or university. The proposed length of study in the host country must be a minimum of 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term.

7. Must have little or no previous experience in the country in which he or she plans to study. A Summer Term applicant must not have spent more than 4 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years. A Semester or an Academic Year Term applicant must not have spent more than 6 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years.

8. Must submit the on-line Freeman-ASIA Student Impact Survey within one month of returning to the United States and must initiate his or her service project to promote study abroad opportunities in Asia on the college campus and in the local community.

9. Must submit the Freeman-ASIA Final Service Report on the implementation of his or her service project at the end of the term following their return to the United States.

10. Must not be a previous Freeman-ASIA Award recipient.

Those students currently studying in the East Asia Term would not have been eligible for this (see # 5), but there may be opportunities you're developing on campus or programs with which you are familiar that this award would support.

Deadline is October 17, 2007. Apply on-line at

From the IIE website:

The Freeman-ASIA Program aims to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need. Award recipients are expected to share their experiences with their home campuses to encourage study abroad in Asia and to spread greater understanding of Asian peoples and cultures within their home communities.

Since the launch of the program in 2000, Freeman-ASIA has supported over 3,000 U.S. undergraduates with their study abroad plans in East and Southeast Asia. Award amounts for the current application cycle range from a maximum of $5,000 for a semester/quarter program to a maximum of $7,000 for an academic year program. Applicants must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate through FAFSA a verifiable need for financial assistance to study abroad in Asia. Applicants must also plan to study in one of the following countries and regions: Cambodia , China , Hong Kong , Indonesia , Japan , Korea , Laos , Macao , Malaysia , Mongolia , Philippines , Singapore , Taiwan , Thailand , Vietnam .

The Freeman-ASIA Program is made possible by the generous support of the Freeman Foundation and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

For more information, full eligibility requirements, and the online application, please visit


From the Art History Department

Please join us in the Augustana College Art Museum for a Reception for Dr. Kim Tunnicliff, followed by guest speaker Dr. John Buchtel and exhibition reception.

Thursday, September 20, Augustana College Art Museum, 6:30 p.m., with refreshments

Kim Tunnicliff joined Augustana in June as Director of International Programs. He was formerly Vice President of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Prior to that appointment he was associate professor of political science at Albion College.

Guest speaker Dr. John Buchtel

“Book Collecting Basics” and “Old Books Roadshow”

Curator of Rare Books, The Sheridan Libraries, The Johns Hopkins University, part of “From Parchment to Pixels: The Year of the Book”

An introductory presentation by Dr. Buchtel at 7 p.m. will be followed by book consultations in an “Antiques Roadshow” format. The public is welcome to bring in books for review during the evening's reception for the current exhibitions. Buchtel also will speak on “From Gutenberg to Graphic Novels: Bibles and the History of the Book” at 10:30 that morning in Olin Auditorium.

Department Chairs Meeting

Department and program chairs met last month. The agenda and supporting materials are below.

August 28, 2007

Wilson Center


  1. Faculty Welfare matters
  2. Augustana Inquiry
  3. Chairs Compensation Committee (Pamela)
    1. Chairs Handbook
    2. Survey
    3. Plans for compensation conversation
  4. Hiring matters
    1. Augustana-Iowa Fellowship program
    2. Hiring procedures
    3. Hiring web site
  5. Datatel and Webadvisor matters
  6. New Faculty mentoring within departments


Materials for Meeting: