This Week

Monday, December 15

Christmas Smörgåsbord Reservation Deadline

4:00 PM - The Economy and Augustana College - An Update

President Steve Bahls and Vice President for Business & Finance Paul Pearson
Science Building 102

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Interfaith Understanding Group
Founders Hall Basement Lounge

1:00 - 2:15 PM - Faculty Senate Steering Committee Meeting
Carlsson Evald Hall, Room 20

Tuesday, December 16

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Mike Zapolski, Athletic Director
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall

4:00 PM - Kent Barnds presents "Recruitment at Augustana: The Next Step"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
College Center Board Room

Wednesday, December 17

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Weekly Bible Study
Bias from the Bottom: An authentic way to read the Bible
Chicago Room, College Center
Led by Pastor Priggie, College Chaplain
Bring your lunch if you wish, and a Bible

2:30 - 4:30 PM - Holiday Open House at The Dahl President's Home

4:00 PM - "Friday Conversations"
(on Wednesday)
Kent Barnds presents "Recruitment at Augustana: The Next Step"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
College Center, Board Room

8:00 PM - Student Recital, Peter Bowling, double bass
Wallenberg Hall
Free to the public

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

Thursday, December 18

10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Christmas Convocation

Centennial Hall

4:00 PM - Lessons and Carols
Ascension Chapel
Augustana Chamber Singers
Jon Hurty, conductor
Free to the public

5:00 PM - Ethnographic Film Series "Number Our Days"
Science Auditorium 102

2008 Augustana Christmas Smörgåsbord
College Center Dining Room
5:00-5:30 PM - Christmas Goodies and Glögg
5:15-6:30 PM - Smörgåsbord
A brief Christmas program for children will follow the Smörgåsbord

8:00 PM - Lessons and Carols
Ascension Chapel
Augustana Chamber Singers
Jon Hurty, conductor
Free to the public

Friday, December 19

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

No Friday Conversations Today

Saturday, December 20

No Scheduled Activities

Sunday, December 21

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 15 - December 15, 2008


December 15th is the deadline for the Presidential Research Fellowship.

NOTE: Faculty members who have been awarded a New Faculty Resarch Award cannot receive and use a Presidential Research Fellowship Award at the same time. You can apply for both, and if accepted for both, decide later which one to accept.

Eligibility: All tenure-track and tenured faculty
Deadline: December 15
Notification: January 15; funding dispersed July and August

Presidential Research Fellowships support faculty research, scholarship and artistic work at Augustana. The fellowships will pay $4,000 for a faculty research project to be undertaken in the summer. Up to $750 is available for travel and expenses. The proposal should constitute a new area of research, a new area of an existing research agenda, or support for substantial, ongoing work. Proposals are invited in any of the four areas of scholarship: discovery, teaching, integration and application (outlined by Ernest Boyer in Scholarship Reconsidered) as well as in artistic work.

Submission to a peer-reviewed journal-or the equivalent for an artistic project-is normally expected within a year. In disciplines where such a deadline is inappropriate, please include a date for submission in the proposal. A report on the research, a copy of the letter of submission, and a copy of the paper will be due on the same date. Publication or acceptance by the following year will result in an additional $1,000 stipend.


Proposals should address the specific nature and scope of the research, as well as its likely audience. Proposals should be no more than five pages, including a detailed budget for any expenses and a description of the proposed venue for publication or performance. In those years when applications exceed funding, we anticipate that external readers will evaluate proposals and make a recommendation.

Submit proposals to Mary Koski in Academic Affairs, Founders 116.

Responsibilities of the Grantee

Augustana's Grants Website:

Grants Incentive for Faculty

The Academic Affairs Office recognizes that work on an external grant to move your research forward and to provide opportunities for students takes precious faculty time. Please keep in mind the college's incentive program to encourage and thank you for your effort:

As an incentive to encourage those who seek external grant funding, the College provides Proposal Incentive Awards (PIA). These awards are granted after submission of a proposal or application to an external granting organization. The awards are $250 for proposals with budgets between $20,000 and $60,000, and $500 for proposals with budgets in excess of $60,000. The maximum award will be $750 in any given year. In the cases in which a proposal has more than one principal investigator, the PIA will be shared. PIA funds will be provided either as a stipend (subject to taxes) or can be added to your Professional Meeting Allowance account tax-free.

We recognize that the incentives are not a lot of money, but we hope they provide you with a little something extra for your professional development or to console you when you look at your quarterly TIAA-CREF statement.