Monday, May 11

4:00 PM - LSFY Faculty - Augie Reads Kick-Off
Evald Great Hall

Tuesday, May 12

10:30 AM - Values of Augustana - Jeff Abernathy
Library South End

10:45 AM - Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
Various student musicians
Free and open to the public

11:30 AM - Faculty Senate Meeting
Science 102

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Joey Papuga '09 and Alyssa Nikides '09
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Walk-in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

8:00 PM - Student Recital
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building
Various student musicians
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, May 13

9:30 AM - Coffee and Conversations
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

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

8:00 PM - Jazz Combo Soiree
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building
Joseph Ott, director

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

Thursday, May 14

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Honors Convocation
Centennial Hall

12:00 PM - Faculty Senate Organizational Meeting
Science 102

4:30 - 6:00 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Dahl Room, College Center

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department and Program Chairs
Wilson Center


8:00 PM - Seniors' Recital
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building
Free and open to the public

Saturday, May 16

1:00 PM - Student Recital - Danielle Oester
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
Free and open to the public

4:00 PM - Concert and Symphonic Band Concert
Centennial Hall
Featuring student conductors
Free and open to the public

8:00 PM - Student Recital - Katie Gandhi and Kelly Helmich
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
Free and open to the public

Sunday, May 17

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

3:00 PM - Moline Boy's Choir Concert
Centennial Hall
Tickets $8 for Adults; seniors and students $5

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



Friday, May 15
Volume 6, Issue 30 - May 11, 2009

Faculty News

Dan Corts and Spencer Campbell ('10) have been invited to discuss their research at the University of Liverpool in July.  This panel discussion will address methodological innovations in computer-based language research as part of the biennial Corpus Linguistics Conference.

Shirley Fenwick & Corts took a dozen students to the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago.  These students presented SI and independent research projects, and the first three listed also received $300 Psi Chi Research Awards for their excellent work.

Clusters Facilitate Metaphor Comprehension: A Career of Metaphor Perspective.
Spencer Campbell, Nicholis Fox, Kathryn McCarthy, and Dan Corts, Faculty Advisor

Implicit Attitudes Toward Students Living in Poverty
Lisa Platt and Dan Corts, Faculty Advisor

Professional and Parental Beliefs about the Causes of Autism.
Anne-Jessica Steed, Dan Corts, Faculty Advisor

Measures of Neighborhood Quality and Parental Stress
Sarah Downie and Stephanie Loria, Faculty Advisor: S. A. Fenwick

Creating an Instrument to Assess Collegiate Attitudes Toward Hazing
Julie Gass, Dan Corts, Faculty Advisor

Comparison of Item-Method and Rule-Method Directed Forgetting.
Sean Austin, Allison Stoner, and Dan Corts, Faculty Advisor

Motivation for attending college varies by major and learning or grade orientation
Allison Stoner & Sean Austin, Dan Corts, Faculty Advisor

Dan Corts, Nick Fox ('10) and Spencer Campbell ('10) will be presenting their paper "How situation models facilitate nonliteral language comprehension" at the Association for Psychological Science meeting in San Francisco next week.

John Tawiah-Boateng attended the Africa Network's annual conference at Lisle, Illinois on 17-19 April and spoke on African Faculty and Students on the American Campus: Perspectives and Lessons.  He was part of a four-college panel at this year's conference which was headlined, AFRICA ON CAMPUS: Enhancing The Place Of Africa Inside And Outside The Classroom. John's rendition generated positive feedback and lively exchange among the conference participants.  Earlier, Augustana had also been represented by Dr. Kim Tunnicliff, who had chaired a panel on Africa's Place in the Design and Management of International Program Offices: Challenges and Exemplary Responses. Dr. Tunnicliff took the opportunity to make notable remarks on efforts being made at Augustana to augment studies about Africa and its peoples, including the West Africa Term (and other study abroad programs), the new Africana Studies Program, and the African Arts Festival held in March.