Monday, March 30

No events scheduled

Tuesday, March 31

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Teresa Cabrera, '09
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall

11:30 - 12:30 - Lunchbytes
Tredway LIbrary

8:00 PM - Student Recital
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building of Fine Arts
Various student musicians

Wednesday, April 1

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 - 5:15 PM - Teaching Circle for New Faculty: Integrating Active Learning in the Classroom
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Augustana Composition Concert
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building of Fine Arts
Faculty and Student Composers

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

Thursday, April 2

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Teaching Circle for New Faculty: Integrating Active Learning in the Classroom
Old Main 128

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Walk-in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Poetry Reading - Kevin Stein, Poet Laureate of Illinois
Thomas Tredway Library, 2nd Floor

Friday, April 3

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations - Sabbatical Reports
Dan Corts: "Please Don't Ask How the Book is Going"
Ian Harrington: "Loose Ends and New Directions"

3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

4:30 PM - Deadline for Jaeke Award Nominations
116 Founders Hall

4:30 - 6:30 PM - Opening Reception, 33rd Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition
Augustana College Art Museum
The exhibition continues through April 26

7:00 PM - French Film Festival - "Moliere"
Science Building Auditorium
Free of charge

Saturday, April 4

2:00 PM - Faculty Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Robert Elfline, piano

Sunday, April 5

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

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Centennial Hall

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

Volume 6, Issue 24 - March 30, 2009


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

 Reading with Purpose Workshop - Thursday, April 2, 4:30 - 5:30 pm - Wilson Center

What specifically do we want our students to gain from the readings we assign?  How do our purposes for assigning readings compare or compete with student purposes for reading them?  This ACTL workshop will explore ways faculty can help students read academic texts with flexible and productive purpose.   Please join Katie Hanson, Chuck Hyser, Virginia Johnson and Farah Marklevits for this important workshop.

Teaching and Learning Conferences

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that the call for proposals for the 2009 conference (Indiana University in Bloomington, IN - October 22-25) is now available at  The theme of "Solid Foundations, Emerging Knowledge, Shared Futures" will invite scholars of teaching and learning from around the world to share their evidence-based insights and theoretical frameworks for how to teach today's students to be tomorrow's most prepared citizens. Contact information: George Rehrey, , 212-855-9023 Jennifer Meta Robinson,, 812-855-4607 Whitney Schlegel,, 812-855-7116

Register now for the third annual University of Windsor (ON) and Oakland University (MI) Teaching and Learning Conference, themed, Promoting Student Learning: Diversity and Student Success, May 12-13, 2009.  This year's conference will offer participants the opportunity to interact with a highly diverse group of presenters from Canada and the United States, and we are very excited about the quality and variety of the presenters' work. We encourage you to book your accommodations before April 11 to receive a special rate.  You can register and view accommodation options at