This Week

Monday, October 20

11:30 - 1:00 PM - Faculty Reflective Practitioner Groups: A Model to Consider
Carlsson Evald Hall, Seminar Room
Prior RSVP necessary

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LS Faculty Transition Meeting
Wilson Center
Participation of ALL LSFY instructors (regardless of term) is strongly encouraged

5:30 - 6:45 PM - Interfaith Understanding Group
Founders Hall Basement Lounge

Tuesday, October 21

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Walk-in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Teaching Circle
Old Main 128

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections Chris Scott, Music Dept.
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital
Ascension Chapel
Composition Recital
All pieces composed by David Horace Davies

Wednesday, October 22

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Weekly Bible Study
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch and a Bible

5:30 - 6:30 PM - After Hours Poetry and Fiction
Sorensen, 3rd Floor, Old Psych Lounge

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Robert Elfline, piano

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

Thursday, October 23

3:30 - 6:00 PM - Civic Engagement as Senior Inquiry
The Kemper Reflective Leader Internship Program
Carlsson-Evald 113
Aimed at faculty interested in service learning and students interested in such internships

4:30 - 6:00 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Dahl Room, College Center 
For more information contact Molly Todd or Jason Mahn

7:00 PM - Writers Read at Augustana
Wallenberg Hall
Rick Moody, fiction & memoir
Author of seven books of fiction, incl. The Ice Storm and The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions

Friday, October 24

3:45 PM - Master Class
Larson Hall
Tom Baresel, Professor at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music,  will be conducting a Master Class for voice students. Performers are already chosen, but the Master Class is open to anyone to attend.

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center
Charles Blaich,
Wabash College
"What the Wabash Study Suggests About Teaching & Learning at Liberal Arts Colleges"

8:00 PM - Jazz Ensemble
Centennial Hall
Joseph Ott, director

Saturday, October 25

4:00 PM - Four Choirs Concert
Centennial Hall
Augustana Choir
Augustana Women's Ensemble
Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble
Collegiate Chorale
Jon Hurty, conductor
Sonja Hurty, conductor
Michael Zemek, conductor

Sunday, October 26

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 6, Issue 9 - October 20, 2008


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 and submit your accomplishment online. For assistance please contact Librarian Amanda Makula.  Thank you!

Faculty Recital

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.

Carlsson-Evald 113
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
5:00-6:00 PM
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

Natural Science
Science Bldg. 103

History, Philosophy and Religion
Old Main 332

Business and Education
Carlsson-Evald 212

Social Sciences
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.