This week in brief

Monday, October 1

4:30 p.m. – Special Faculty Meeting

Olin Auditorium

Tuesday, October 2

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.- Deans' Walk In Hours

Office of Academic Affairs

11:30 a.m. – Reflections

Ascension Chapel

11:30 a.m.- Explore Lunch

College Center Loft

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m- Workshop for "From Parchment to Pixels"

Art Museum, Centennial Hall

7:00 p.m. – Explore

Olin Auditorium

Wednesday, October 3

7:00 p.m. – "Poetics of Peace"

Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, October 4

10:30 a.m. - Convocation

Olin Auditorium

10:30 a.m. -Grad School Fair


7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – An Evening for Augustana Male Students

Ascension Chapel

Friday, October 5

3:30 p.m. – Friday Conversations

Tredway Library, south end near the Katz-Harris Room

Saturday, October 6

8:00 p.m. – CUBOM Special Event

Centennial Hall

Sunday, October 7

2:00 p.m. – QC Symphony

Centennial Hall














Volume 5, Issue 4 • October 1, 2007


A campus-wide celebration for all faculty and staff will take place in the Science Building Atrium on Thursday, October 11.

Undergraduate Research Symposia

The Midstates Consortium for Math and Science (MCMS) invites undergraduate students to present their research projects and results to peers from the 13 MCMS member campuses at either of the 2007 Undergraduate Research Symposia. Students are invited to present their results in a 15 minute oral or poster presentation. For nearly 10 years, each of these Symposia has attracted nearly 100 students and a dozen faculty members. All costs for Augustana students and faculty who attend the conference will be covered through our membership in the organization.

On November 2-4, 2007, Washington University is hosting the Biological Sciences and Psychology Symposium and welcomes student presentations on subjects ranging from zoology, biochemistry, medicine, and ecology, to behavioral and cognitive science, pharmacology and neuroscience.

On November 9-11, The University of Chicago is hosting the Physical Sciences and Mathematics Symposium and welcomes student presentations on topics including computer science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, mathematics and geology.

The Consortium covers all the expenses for up to 10 students and 2 faculty members from each campus to attend each meeting. Students are encouraged to discuss participating with their research advisor and to prepare an abstract as an MSWord file (200 word maximum). Online registration and abstract submission will be open until Thursday October 4 th at .


“Obsessed: Augustana People Who Collect Books” - In this current display, find out who collects books on campus and why. Books by Eugene McCarthy, books featuring female sleuths, books with illustrations by N.C. Wyeth, and books on the Arctic – these are just a few of the collections on view until the end of the term. Location: 2nd floor, at the foot of the stairwell.

Naked Came the Librarian is a serial e-novel written by members of the Tredway Library staff. The title may give you some pause, cause you to giggle, or just wonder what the heck kind of coffee we've been drinking over here!

Read Chapter One , written by Margi Rogal, Reference Librarian and Liaison to Fine and Performing Arts

Midwest Faculty Seminar

The first Midwest Faculty Seminar of the academic year is Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus on November 8-10. A letter from the program coordinator of the MFS announcing this seminar is here . A description of the seminar is here .

The registration deadline for this seminar is Friday, October 5.

Please contact Jeanelle Hayner, Program Coordinator for the University of Chicago 's Center of Teaching and Learning and the Midwest Faculty Seminar, with any questions regarding MFS.

The University of Iowa Fall 2007 Graduate College Open House

Information regarding this event is here . Students interested in participating should send their registration form by Friday, October 5.