This week in brief

Monday, September 29
4:00 – 5:00 PM – LS103 Meeting for All LS Faculty
Olin 302

Tuesday, September 30
11:30 – 11:50 AM - Reflections – Laura Hartman, Religion Dept.
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

Wednesday, October 1
3:00 – 4:00 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, October 2
No Convocation This Week

10:30 – 11:30 AM – Teaching Circle
Old Main Room 128

10:30 – 12:30 PM – The Dedication of Emmy Carlsson Evald Hall
Emmy Carlsson Evald Hall (formerly Carlsson Hall)

11:30 – 12:30 PM – Faculty Senate Meeting
Science 102

Friday, October 3
4:00 PM – Friday Conversations –A Report from Admissions: What We Learned About Augustana This Summer
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center
Kent Barnds

Saturday, October 4
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Learning Community Workshop with Emily Lardner
Wilson Center

Sunday, October 5
10:30 AM – Sunday Morning Worship

Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

2:00 PM – Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Centennial Hall
Handel Oratorio Society and Quad City Choral Arts will perform with the QC Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven Symphony #9

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

Volume 6, Issue 6 • September 29, 2008

A Message From Academic Affairs

As we contemplate Augustana's story in anticipation of the celebration of our 150th year, I have asked several collegues to offer reflections on some of the more remarkable individuals of Augustana's past. I think you'll enjoy Ann Boaden's portrait of English Professor Henriette Naeseth. Dr. Boaden, who is working on a history of the women of Augustana, describes Naeseth as a sometimes stern and often comic professor, an icon of Augustana's past.

We have the opportunity to celebrate one of the more fascinating stories of our past this week at the dedication of Carlsson Evald Hall at 10:30 Thursday morning. As you may recall from Kai Swanson's portrait of Evald two weeks ago, she is another of the incredible women who helped to make Augustana what it is today. I hope you can join us as we celebrate, and honor, Evald's story.

One way that we tell the Augustana story is in our efforts to recruit students. Last week, Kent Barnds gave a talk for department chairs on what we've learned about our prospective students and how they look at the college. You'll find his presentation here. We would like to continue the conversation this Friday, at 4:00 in Wilson. Refreshments will be served at 3:30: I hope you can join us to discuss the ways in which we tell the Augustana story to seventeen-year-olds who are considering colleges. -- Jeff Abernathy


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