This Week

Monday, December 1

4:00 PM - LSFY 103 meeting
Olin 302

5:00 - 6:30 PM - Freistat Summer Language Fellows Presentations
Great Hall, Evald Carlsson building

Tuesday, December 2

11:30 - 12:30 - LunchBytes
Library, PBK Room
"Electronic Portfolios at Augustana"

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Barbara Gottechalk
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall

6:00 PM - Working with Faith Potluck
Founders Hall Basement Lounge
Bring a dish to share. Main dish provided by CVR

Wednesday, December 3

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Weekly Bible Study
"Should Christians Worship Jesus?"
Chicago Room, College Center
Led by Pastor Priggie, College Chaplain
Bring your lunch if you wish, and a Bible

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

Thursday, December 4

10:30 AM - Convocation
Centennial Hall
Bobbie Gottschalk, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar
"Out Beyond Ideas"

11:30 - 12:30 - Faculty Senate Meeting
Science 102

4:30 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Wilson Center
For more information contact Molly Todd or Jason Mahn

7:30 - 9:00 PM - Center for the Study of Ethics Community Lecture
"Toward a Balanced Approach to Peace in the Middle East: Some Untold Stories"
Allan Ross, Exec. Dir. of Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities
Science 102
There will be a reception following the lecture, sponsored by the alumni association

Friday, December 5

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center
Sabbatical Reports
Margaret Farrar - "The Geography of Memory: Amnesia, Nostaglia, and the Politics of Place"
Steve Klien - "The Politics of the Big Mouth: Diatribe and the Rhetoric of the Culture Wars"

8:00 PM - A Celebration of Christmas
Centennial Hall
Featuring the Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Augustana Brass Ensemble, Augustana Choir, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble, Collegiate Chorale and Augustana Women's Ensemble
Tickets available through the Augustana Ticket Office 309.794.7306
$16 and $13 tickets, $8 for students

Saturday, December 6

7:00 PM - Holiday Planitarium Show
John Deere Planetarium,
820 38th Street, Rock Island
Free admission/reservations
requested 309.794.7327
Not recommended for children <7 year old.

Sunday, December 7

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 13 - December 1, 2008


Call for Presentations

22nd Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education. Conference will be held May 26-30, 2009 in San Diego, California. For more information and proposal submission guidelines, please visit

News from Tredway Library

Special Collections has a new website. New additions to the site include information on resources by subject, a brief history of Special Collections, images of items held in Special Collections, and descriptive information about digital projects such as the Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive. You can see the new site at

If you have questions about Special Collections resources, or would like to schedule a class session there, please contact Sarah Horowitz or Jamie Nelson.

A joint program of Tredway Library and ITS, "LunchBytes" is a new faculty brown-bag lunch series exploring teaching resources and issues in higher education. Please join us for the first "LunchBytes" on Tuesday, December 2nd.

Electronic Portfolios @ Augustana
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Library, PBK Room
Shawn Beattie, ITS -- With assistance from a real, live Augustana student !

How can Augustana students and faculty easily and effectively package and present their scholarship, presentations, and resumes to grad schools, employees, and professional colleagues? Enter the electronic portfolio, or e-portfolio: a dynamic digital repository plus resume, with full control over what is presented and how it is displayed. The inaugural LunchBytes takes a look at e-portfolios and a particular system - Mahara - under consideration here at Augustana.