Monday, March 9

1:00 - 2:00 - Walk-in Hour
with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

Tuesday, March 10

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections
Ian Fletcher '09
"Blessed to Be a Witness"
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall

8:00 PM - Student Composition Concert
Wallenberg Hall - Denkmann Building

Wednesday, March 11

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study "Jesus and the
Kingdom of God"
Chicago Room, College Center
Led by Pastor Priggie, College Chaplain. Bring your lunch if you wish, and a Bible

3:45 - 5:00 PM - Teaching Circle
Wilson Center

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Women's and Gender Studies Tea Series
"Oliver Stone's Olympia: Whose Mother Is She Anyway?"
Kirsten Day, Classics
Evald Great Hall

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital
Wallenberg Hall - Denkmann Building
Jemmie Robertson, trombone
Robert Elfline, piano
Free to the public

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

Thursday, March 12

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation - LSFY 103 Program "Culture Wars"
Centennial Hall
Mark Anderson, Roger Butts and Talia Alvi will be discussing the culture war theory based on their faith (Pentecostal, Unitarian, Muslim). The panel discussion will be moderated by faculty member, Mariano Magalhães

7:00 PM - Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture:  Dr. David Hill
"Cognitivist Implications of Emotivism"

Science 304
For more information contact Dr. Heidi Storl

Friday, March 13

Deadline for receipt of Sabbatical Leave Grants and Summer Research Stipends
Mary Koski, 116 Founders Hall

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations - Bo Dziadyk presents "Management Plans for the Augustana Field Stations"
3:30 PM - Refreshments

8:00 PM - Augustana Choir-Home Tour Concert
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
The Augustana Choir Home Quad Cities Concert at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady Street. Free to the public

Saturday, March 14

8:00 PM - Symphonic Band-Home Tour Concert
Centennial Hall
James Lambrecht, Conductor
Free to the public

Sunday, March 15

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

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


Volume 6, Issue 21 - March 9, 2009


Spring Term ACTL Events

Circle for New Faculty: Connecting the Classroom and Community: How Faculty Design Community Projects/Assignments for Their Students. [Guests: Ellen Hay, Charlie Mahaffey, Kristy Nabhan-Warren]

  • Wednesday, March 11, 3:45 p.m. - Wilson Center
  • Thursday, March 19, 10:30 a.m. - Old Main 128

 Faculty/Administration Workshop: Callings: The Power of Passionate Work - Gregg Levoy

  • Wednesday, March 25, 8:30 - noon (location to be announced)
  • RSVP required to Bob Haak 

 Teaching Circle for New Faculty: Integrating Active Learning in the Classroom

  • Wednesday, April 1, 3:45 p.m. - Wilson Center
  • Thursday, April 2, 10:30 a.m. - Old Main 128

 Helping Our Students With Reading Comprehension

  • Thursday, April 2, 4:30-5:30 p.m. - Wilson Center
  • Virginia Johnson, Chuck Hyser and Katie Hanson will lead the workshop

 Film and Discussion: Talking 9 to 5: Women and Men in the Workplace (Deborah Tannen)

  • Thursday, April 16, 4:30 p.m. - Old Main 330
  • Vicki Sommer will lead the discussion

 Teaching Circle for New Faculty: Rethinking and Redesigning Your Courses

  • Wednesday, April 29, 3:45 p.m. - Wilson Center
  • Thursday, April 30, 10:30 a.m. - Old Main 128


Mike Augspurger, Jon Clauss, Patrick Crawford, David Ellis, Mark Vincent and Cyrus Zargar attended the 3rd National Conference on Innovations in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Liberal Arts Colleges at Wabash College, March 6-8.  This important conference on teaching and learning featured presentations on how faculty are engaging in this scholarship and documenting the instructional practices that support teaching excellence.

Special applause for David Ellis and Mark Vincent who were presenters at this conference.  Their talk was entitled: "From Edutainment Toward Critical Engagement: Transforming Student Audience Members into Active and Analytical Participants in Debate."