Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Teaching
Thanks to all who attended the Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Teaching on October 10th in the Library. In conjunction with that annual event, the library has created a web forum to track all faculty publications, exhibits, conference papers, and other scholarly achievements. Beginning today, whenever you have a scholarly accomplishment to report, please visit the Faculty Achievements Form page at http://www.augustana.edu/library/Services/facultyachievement.html and submit your accomplishment online. For assistance please contact Librarian Amanda Makula. Thank you!
The campus community is invited to a performance of new(ish) music by David Davies on Tuesday, October 21st at 8:00 PM in Ascension Chapel. The evening will feature 6 works, 5 of which will receive their Augustana premiers. Performers include 4 members of the Music Department faculty/staff, 26 students, and members of the Choir at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Rock Island.
Civic Engagement as Senior Inquiry
The Kemper Reflective Leader Internship Program
Thursday, October 23, 2008
As we work toward providing each of our students with a senior inquiry experience, one option that we might consider is a civic engagement project. Such projects are based upon the principles of social action research that require students to thoroughly research a contemporary issue, work in an organization that addresses that issue, and reflect upon themselves and their responsibilities and obligations to society. Through funding from the Kemper Foundation, the CVR and the ILS, fourteen students completed civic engagement internships during summer, 2008. The program can potential support 20 interns for summer, 2009.
This session will discuss the philosophy and structure of the program, and present the final reports of the interns. It is for faculty interested in service learning, and students interested in such internships.
3:30-3:45 Ellen Hay-Philosophy and Structure of the Program
3:45-4:00 Becky Cook-Addressing Affordable Housing: Habitat for Humanity
4:00-4:15 Liz Hesse-World Poverty & the Genius of Microloans: Opportunity Intl.
4:15-4:30 Anna Calix-Healthy Communities: QC Health Initiative
4:30-4:45 Cassidy Morrissey-Insuring Strong Communities: QC Development Grp.
4:45-5:00 Ally Stombres-Nutrition and Wellness: Sara Lee Foundation
The Carlsson-Evald Great Hall
Poster session and reception
Brandon Anderson-Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
Shaina Bengtson-Niabi Zoo
Scott Griffith-United Way
Amy Howard-Chicago Foundation for Women
Megan Lawryn DeAngelo-QC Chamber of Commerce
Xochitl Lopez-Niabi Zoo
Mallory Scheisher-Ronald McDonald House Charities
Allison Stoner-Great Lakes ADA Center
Please bring to the attention of your junior students:
Texas Medical Center Summer Research Internship Program
Informational Meeting - October 29, 2008 at 7:00 PM in Old Main 333
Read the Announcement HERE, and application details HERE.
Faculty Research Forum Meetings
The Faculty Research Forum (FRF) is an interdisciplinary working group of faculty who are currently researching and writing in their fields. Each member is dedicated to improving her/his scholarly work, and to helping others to do the same. To learn more, please contact Molly Todd (history) or Jason Mahn (religion). All meetings are from 4:30 to 6:00 PM in the Dahl Room of the College Center. Dates for the rest of the academic year are as folllows:
November 20, January 29, March 19, April 30, and May 14.
Division Meetings Next Week
Thursday, October 30, 2008
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Fine and Performing Arts
Bergendoff Room 12
Language and Literature
Old Main 124
Science Bldg. 103
History, Philosophy and Religion
Old Main 332
Business and Education
Old Main 122
Learning Communities Workshop
The next Learning Community Workshop will be on Saturday, November 22, 2008 beginning at 9:00 AM. All members of the faculty are invited to attend, even if you were unable to come to the October 4th workshop. If you have identified a partner with whom you would like to work with on a new learning community,you can plan to work with them at the workshop. You are encouraged to think about linking courses that are already in your teaching rotation rather than creating new courses exclusively for the LC program. If you don't have a partner, but would hope to participate in the program at some poinnt, we will have you participate in the same brainstorming activities that were done on the 4th. Please RSVP to Nancy Loitz at extention 7313.