Monday, October 9
Walk-in hours in the dean’s office: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
4:00 p.m. Wilson Center- General Education Committee meeting with LS Faculty
The General Education Committee is in the process of brainstorming some possible adjustments to the first year sequence that might address some of the concerns we’ve heard about the complexities of the program. Representatives of the GEC are eager to bring LS instructors into the conversation so that you can help us thoroughly consider some of these options.
Tuesday, October 10
11:30 a.m. Ascension Chapel- Reflections- Rev. Matthew Morohl, Religion Dept.
8:00 p.m. Wallenberg Hall- Faculty Recital- Susan Schwaegler, clarinet and Janet Stodd, flute
Wednesday, October 11
11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. College Center Lounge- Volunteer Fair
Local nonprofits will highlight the work of their organization and their need for volunteers. Stop by and explore how you can connect service learning into your coursework and daily life. Sponsored by the Center for Vocational Reflection. For more information contact the Center at ext. 8612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3:30 p.m. Wilson Center- Grant Writing Workshop
The Office of Academic Affairs and the Teaching Circle program is hosting a workshop on grant writing. We are very pleased to have Jeanne Narum, from Project Kaleidoscope, facilitate this discussion on grant writing. Her background in grant writing is quite impressive as you will see from her bio below. Jeanne L. Narum is Director of the Independent Colleges (ICO) Office and of Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL). ICO Director since 1988, Jeanne assists select liberal arts colleges in relations with federal agencies and programs. In 1989, she became the founding director of PKAL, an informal national alliance of educators, administrators, and other stakeholders working to strengthen undergraduate programs in mathematics, engineering, and the various fields of science. As PKAL Director, Narum has a variety of responsibilities, all focused on building leadership at the institutional and national levels to ensure that American undergraduates have access to robust learning experiences in STEM fields. This PKAL responsibility relates directly to Narum’s thirty years of experience at St. Olaf College, Dickinson College and Augsburg College in assisting individual faculty, and academic leaders in becoming competitive in the search for the external gifts and grants that enable individual faculty to chart a meaningful scholarly career and the broader institutional community to realize its vision for the future.
Both ICO and PKAL responsibilities connect to Narum's commitment to higher education. She serves on advisory boards at Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence ( COSEE); at Change and Sustainability in Higher Education (CASHE); at Research Corporation, and at Benedict College; she has also served on several task forces for the National Research Council.
Thursday, October 12
10:30 a.m. Centennial Hall- Convocation: – Dr. Richard Averbeck, “The Origins of Origins: The Sumerians, the Beginnings of Civilization, and the First Creation Myths.”
Dr. Averbeck is Professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield , Illinois. He also specializes in Sumerology, the study of the ancient Sumerians. The Sumerians lived on the Persian Gulf in the area that is now southern Iraq and Kuwait. They invented, among other things, the wheel and writing and created the first civilization as we know it. This civilization produced the first creation stories, as well. Dr. Averbeck will be discussing the importance of this civilization and its literary remains for the history of both the ancient Near East and contemporary western society.
7:30 p.m. Larson Hall- Dr. Richard Averbeck
Dr. Averback will present “Most Ancient Iraq and the World of the Sumerians” followed by a reception and tour of the Augustana Art Museum ; the seven Sumerian tablets in the college’s art collection will be on display.
Friday, October 13
4:00 p.m. Wilson Center- Conversations on Scholarship- Danielle Allen
7:00 p.m. Tredway Library, 2nd floor- The Artful Library: Ten Faculty Artists Inspired by Library Art
Inspired by pieces of art they selected in the library collection, much of it created by local artists for the new library building in 1990, ten faculty artists have created new art in word, image,and sound. Ann Boaden, Deborah Dakin, John Deason, Connie Ghinazzi, Randall Hall, Larry Peterson, Megan Quinn, Beth Roberts, Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, and Rebecca Wee will present their new works of art and talk about the experience of creating art from art. Opening remarks by Tom Tredway. Artful Library cake served. Please join us for The Artful Library celebration.