Kemper Reflective Leader Intern Program
Augustana will again be offering 14 paid summer internships through the Kemper Reflective Leader Intern Program in summer, 2009. Information about the program can be found here. The program is open to students in any major who will be seniors in fall, 2009. Please encourage students to apply. Applications are due by Friday, December 19, 2008. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ellen Hay.
Reinvention: A Journal of Undergraduate Research - Call for Papers
Attached is a call for papers for the next volume of Reinvention: A Journal of Undergraduate Research. The journal has gone from strength to strength in its first year with 49,000 hits on the website from almost 8,000 individual visitors, making the journal a fantastic way for undergraduate students to disseminate their work and become an active part of the research culture in this country and internationally.
The journal is on track to publish another two issues of the journal in 2009 alongside a collaborative special issue, which will showcase papers based on research carried out by undergraduate students and staff, with papers written collaboratively, too. They have already had submissions for 2009 from Australia, India, the U.S. and all over the U.K. and they're now getting papers from a good range of subjects including submissions in medicine, engineering, physics and bioscience, as well as numerous papers in the arts and social sciences.
For more information please click here.
From Tredway Library and ITS
A joint program of Tredway Library and ITS, "LunchBytes" is a new faculty brown-bag lunch series exploring teaching resources and issues in higher education. Please join us for the first "LunchBytes" on Tuesday, December 2nd.
Electronic Portfolios @ Augustana
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Library, PBK Room
Shawn Beattie, ITS -- With assistance from a real, live Augustana student !
How can Augustana students and faculty easily and effectively package and present their scholarship, presentations, and resumes to grad schools, employees, and professional colleagues? Enter the electronic portfolio, or e-portfolio: a dynamic digital repository plus resume, with full control over what is presented and how it is displayed. The inaugural LunchBytes takes a look at e-portfolios and a particular system - Mahara - under consideration here at Augustana.
2009 Smithsonian Fellowships
The Smithsonian Institution offers fellowships for research and study in the following fields:
- Animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science, including an emphasis on the tropics
- Anthropology, including archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology
- Astrophysics and astronomy
- Earth sciences and paleobiolgoy
- Evolutionary & systematic biology
- History of science and technology
- History of art, especially American, contemporary, African, and asian art, twentieth-century American crafts, and decorative arts
- Materials research
- Molecular biology
- Social and cultural history of the United States
Additional information and applications materials are available at www.si.edu/research+study. Postmark deadline is January 15, 2009.
New Specimens in the Fryxell Museum
- Cast of leg of the large saruopod
Apatosaurus. Original specimen
is from Wyoming, approximate
leg length is 11 feet.
- Cast of skull of Pachycephalosaurus, a 15-20 foot long "thick headed" plant eater, also from Wyoming.
Mt. Augustana in the Central Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctic, newly named October 2008
Mount Augustana: A mountain rising to over 2800 meters between the heads of LaPrade Valley and Cheu Valley in northern Cumulus hills, Queen Maud Mountains. The northern slopes of the mountain comprise rugged largely ice-free terrain that descends 1500 meters to McGregor Glacier. The southern part is ice covered and descends gradually to the head of Logie Glacier. Named by US-ACAN (2008) after Augustana College, Rock Island, IL. Augustana College has a long history in polar and glacial geology, with strong ties to Antarctic research. The Fryxell Geology museum at Augustana College is the home of the only fossils of Cryolophosaurus, the largest carnivorous dinosaur found to date in Antarctica.
Mt. Augustana is the highest peak in the middle of the picture.
The camp in the foreground was one of our field camps