This week in brief

Monday, September 22
4:00 – 5:00 PM – LS102 Meeting for All LS Faculty
Founders Hall Basement Lounge

5:00 PM – CVR Open Meeting – “How Do We Accompany Students as they Discern a Call to Ministry?”
Carlsson Evald Hall 104

7:00 PM – Dinner with Peter Sanders
Wilson Center
Previous RSVP required

Tuesday, September 23
11:30 – 11:50 AM - Reflections – Cyrus Ali Zargar, Religion Dept.
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

5:30 PM – THE DISAPPEARED: Midwest Premiere & Conversation with Filmmaker Peters Sanders
Science Hall 102
Reception to Follow

8:00 PM – Faculty Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Janina Ehrlich, cello
Dennis Loftin, piano

Wednesday, September 24
1:00  – 2:00 PM – Walk-In Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

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

Thursday, September 25
10:30 – 11:20 AM – Convocation – James Kunstler – “The Long Emergency”
Centennial Hall
See “Announcements” for complete description

4:30–6:00 PM – From Proposal to Publication: Practical Advice
Wilson Center
See “Announcements” for complete description

7:00 PM – Stone Lecture on Judaism – “Israel Among the Nations”
Olin Auditorium

Friday, September 26
4:00 PM – Friday Conversations – “’Who cares?’ or Are Augustana Students Civically Engaged? Some Preliminary Data from the Teagle Study.”
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center
Michael Nolan and Tim Schermer

8:00 PM – Faculty Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Susan Schwaegler, clarinet
Christine Bellomy, clarinet
Dennis Loftin, piano

Saturday, September 27
No events scheduled

Sunday, September 28
10:30 AM – Sunday Morning Worship

Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

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

7:30 PM – Bach Vespers
Ascension Chapel
Larry Peterson, organ
Christine Robertson, soprano
James Lambrecht, trumpet

Volume 6, Issue 5 • September 22, 2008


Grants Web Site

Many thanks to Margaret Farrar, who has developed a new listing of all available grants on campus:

grants web site

The site will be maintained within the Academic Affairs site. Please send any changes to Mike Green.

Faculty Research Forum

Dear Colleagues,

The Faculty Research Forum cordially invites you to a special campus-wide gathering to discuss book and article publications.  Four panelists from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities will offer commentary, advice and personal anecdotes on issues such as:  contacting editors, writing strong proposals, when and how to submit manuscripts, revising dissertations, negotiating contracts, etc.  We encourage you to come with questions -- and your own experiences to share.

From Proposal to Publication:  Practical Advice
Thursday, September 25
4:30-6:00 PM
Wilson Center
Drinks and snacks provided.

Information about the Faculty Research Forum, a working group that gathers regularly to critique written works-in-progress, will be provided at this gathering, for those interested.  Direct any questions or comments to Molly Todd (History) or Jason Mahn (Religion).

Convocation - September 25 – James Kunstler – “The Long Emergency”

James Howard Kunstler says he wrote The Geography of Nowhere, "Because I believe a lot of people share my feelings about the tragic landscape of highway strips, parking lots, housing tracts, mega-malls, junked cities, and ravaged countryside that makes up the everyday environment where most Americans live and work."  Home From Nowhere was a continuation of that discussion with an emphasis on the remedies. A portion of it appeared as the cover story in the September 1996 Atlantic Monthly. His next book in the series, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, published by Simon & Schuster / Free Press, is a wide-ranging look at cities here and abroad, an inquiry into what makes them great (or miserable), and in particular what America is going to do with its mutilated cities.

His latest book, The Long Emergency, published by the Atlantic Monthly Press in 2005, is about the challenges posed by the coming permanent global oil crisis, climate change, and other "converging catastrophes of the 21st Century." The Atlantic Monthly Press also published his novel, Maggie Darling, in 2004.  Mr. Kunstler is also the author of eight other novels including The Halloween Ball, An Embarrassment of Riches. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times Sunday Magazine and Op-Ed page, where he has written on environmental and economic issues.

Kunstler graduated from the State University of New York, Brockport campus, worked as a reporter and feature writer for a number of newspapers, and finally as a staff writer for Rolling Stone Magazine. In 1975, he dropped out to write books on a full-time basis. He has no formal training in architecture or the related design fields. He has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, MIT, RPI, the University of Virginia and many other colleges, and he has appeared before many professional organizations such as the AIA , the APA., and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Association of Lutheran Colleges Conference 2008

If you have not yet registered for the 2008 ALCF Conference, October 3-5, 2008 at Concordia University Chicago, there's still time. To access program, registration and schedule info, please visit the conference website. The new LECNA website is impressive!

The theme this year, "Me, Myself and Identity: The Self in the 21st Century", has generated twenty sectional presentations from member colleagues in variety of disciplines representing a dozen ALCF member institutions.  View the list of presentations at the conference website as well.

Timely registration will allow us to better serve those in attendance with counts for meals, transportation and housing.

Questions?  Please email or call:
O. John Zillman, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Editor, Lutheran Education Journal
Concordia University - Chicago
Office: 708.209.3009

Join us for a weekend of professional growth, reflection and good conversation with old friends and new!

Collaborative Exhibit at QC International Airport

The Augustana Fryxell Geology Museum is pleased to be partnering with the local community organization, Quad City Arts, for an exhibit entitled, “Earth, Fire and Water”—photographs by two local artists paired with complementary fossil, rock and mineral specimens.  The exhibit is on display through October at the Quad City International Airport in the “Art at the Airport” gallery space.  The rock, mineral and fossil specimens in this exhibit, which capture art in nature, were chosen to complement the beautiful photography of Cynthia Naber and Rick Lodmell who capture nature in art. Dr. Fritiof Fryxell (1900-1986), Augustana geology professor and founder of the Museum, was also an enthusiastic art collector and art supporter, as evidenced by the Fryxell Collection on display at the Augustana College Art Museum; it is very fitting that, in a true liberal arts spirit, the Fryxell Geology Museum and Quad City Arts are involved in this collaborative exhibit.

Midwest Premiere & Conversation with Filmmaker Peters Sanders
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 5:30 PM in Science Hall 102.  Reception to follow.

This documentary, constructed from nearly 400 hours of interviews, examines the experiences of Horacio Pietragalla Corti, a young Argentine man who grew up not knowing his true origins. As a small child he was abducted by a military officer – the same officer who abducted and “disappeared” his parents. Horacio was raised by a surrogate family with intimate links to the military dictatorship, the authors of the country’s “Dirty War” (1976-1983). The film follows Horacio on his painful journey to piece together clues about his past, to be reunited with his biological family, and to find the remains of both of his parents.  Sponsored by the Department of History & the Institute for Leadership & Service.

Kaleidoscope!  Autumn ARTivities October 4 – November 22, 2008

Augustana College studio art faculty and community artists will offer a variety of classes through Kaleidoscope this fall.  The community art program runs from October 4 through November 22 and features classes for children ages 4 to 12 and a variety of classes for adults. The schedule includes classes held on four consecutive Saturdays as well as one-day workshops in the Augustana College Studio Art Building (610 35th Street). For more information or to request a brochure, contact the Augustana College Art Department at (309) 794-7721 or see the website.

Students can choose a class that includes a visit to the new Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection on campus. The collection comprises of 300 art objects, including traditional Pueblo Indian pottery forms, baskets, other textiles, original prints and clay figures. “This is a great opportunity to mix the basics of art with history and hands-on fun,” says Professor Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, founder and program coordinator. “This outreach is one of the only art programs in the Quad Cities for children. And the kids get excited because they go to college for the morning”. 

Unraveling the Threads: The History and Art of Tapestry Weaving
Saturday, September 27th 1:00 p.m. 
Tapestries have been woven, used and appreciated around the world for centuries.  This lecture will cover the history of tapestry weaving and provide an overview of trends in contemporary tapestry and woven fiber art.  Rowen Schussheim-Anderson will also discuss the challenges the West Dean weavers encountered when interpreting the mixed media drawings made by British sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986).  After the lecture, Ms. Schussheim-Anderson will demonstrate tapestry weaving. FREE--ALL INVITED!

Division Meetings

The division chairs have scheduled regular division meetings through the year. Given the importance of these meetings to faculty governance and campus communication, we ask that no other meetings be scheduled at this time. Please mark your calendars!

Division Meeting Schedule

Thursday, October 30, 2008
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, January 22, 2009
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 30, 2009
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

All meetings will take place in the following rooms:

Fine and Performing Arts – Steve Klien
Bergendoff Room 12

Language and Literature – Laura Green
Old Main ­­­­124

Natural Science – Darrin Good
Science Building 103

History, Philosophy and Religion – David Hill
Old Main 332

Business and Education – Randall Hengst
Carlsson 212

Social Sciences – David Dehnel
Old Main 122