Monday, November 30

4:00 - 5:30 PM - LSFY 102 Meeting
Chicago Room, College Center

Tuesday, December 1

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

NO Tuesday Reflection - Instead attend An Inter-Faith Service
11:00 - 11:50 AM

Wednesday, December 2

9:30 AM - CVR Coffee and Conversation
Evald Great Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study "Life's meaning and purpose"
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

6:30 PM - Center for Polar Studies Lecture Series
Bill Hammer will give the inaugural lecture for the Center for Polar Studies: "From Giant Amphibians to Dinosaurs: Antarctica during the Age of Reptiles"
John Deere Lecture Hall

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

Thursday, December 3

6:00 PM - Diversity in Iowa - Dr. Chris Whitt
This program corresponds with the unveiling of the "Diversity in Iowa" display, provided by the African American Museum of Iowa
Davenport Main Library, 321 Main Street

Friday, December 4

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations:  "Something's fishy at Jones Company" A Fraud Teaching Case by John Delaney, Jeff Coussens, Martin Coe
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Christmas at Augustana
Centennial Hall
Tickets: $16 adults, $13 senior citizens, $8 students and children

Saturday, December 5

2:00 PM - Holiday Planetarium Show "Season of Light"
John Deere Planetarium

4:00 PM - Christmas at Augustana
Centennial Hall
Tickets: $16 adults, $13 senior citizens, $8 students and children

Sunday, December 6

10:30 AM - Sunday Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

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

 

Volume 8, Issue 13 - November 30, 2009

This Week's Message

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome back from Thanksgiving Break!  I hope you had a great and relaxing holiday.

As you may know, the Faculty Senate recently approved new parameters for Learning Communities in an effort to provide more LC opportunities for our students.  The new guidelines include pairing traditional 3-credit courses with service learning experiences or with music ensembles; they also expand the definition of community to accommodate different types of groups.  If you haven't seen the LC revisions yet, you can read the full Evergreen II document at the General Education Committee's Moodle site (under Faculty Groups):

http://moodle.augustana.edu/course/view.php?id=1402.

A number of people have asked me about the possibility of a Learning Community "speed-dating" workshop, similar to the one we held last year, where faculty members interested in offering LCs could meet folks from across campus who have similar interests and are looking for an LC connection.  In order to facilitate this, I'd like to ask you to fill out this quick (I promise) survey, to choose which dates work best with your schedule: 

http://www.isalient.com/app/index.php?survey_code=e113feb4&login=1

If you're not willing or able to attend an LC workshop but are still interested in finding an LC partner for next year, just send me your idea and I'll be happy to get to work making a match.  You can also take your idea to any of our intrepid Gen Ed Committee members, listed below.

Thanks for all of your efforts in creating exciting integrative learning experiences for our students!

Best,
Margaret, for the General Education Committee

Members of the General Education Committee:

Tom Bengtson
Allen Bertsche
Kristin Douglas (Chair)
Margaret Farrar
Anne Earel
Randall Hall
Allison Haskill
Virginia Johnson
Dan Lee
Mariano Magalhães
Joe McDowell
Fred Whiteside
Karin Youngberg