Monday, July 20

Tuesday, July 21

3:00 PM - Farmers' Market
College Center

Wednesday, July 22

9:30 AM - CVR Coffee and Conversation
Evald Great Hall

Thursday, July 23

10:00 AM - Summer Visit Day: Business

4:00 PM - Urban Market
Quad City Botanical Center

Friday, July 24

10:00 AM - Farmers' Market
Augie Acres
Corner of 6th Avenue and 34th Street

Saturday, July 25

8:00 PM - Genesius Guild Presents "Henry VI Part One" and "Part Two"
Lincoln Park

Sunday, July 21



Volume 6, Issue 31 - July 24, 2009


The July 2009 issue of International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning is now available online at

For discussions about the July issue or other SoTL topics, join the IJ-SoTL listserve at


Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal, the online, peer-reviewed publication issued by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, invites paper submissions for its next release in the fall of 2009.  July 31, 2009 is the deadline for items for peer review and possible publication in the October/November issue, but papers may be submitted at anytime for consideration in future issues.  Papers should be emailed to
Types of articles accepted include reviews, research articles, articles on science education and public policy, project reports, points of view pieces, essays on teaching and learning, and book and media reviews.  For more details and a description of each type of article, including word limits, please visit the author guidelines page. 
SENCER will announce several changes and additions to the Journal at this year's SENCER Summer Institute in Chicago, including information on new members of the editorial staff and a new managing editor for the Journal.  The website for the journal will be relaunched in the coming months to be more dynamic and useful to visitors.  In the interim, please contact co-editor Trace Jordan at or Danielle Kraus at the email address above with any questions about the Journal, paper submissions, or future publications.
SENCER Features Colloquia at SSI 2009
In addition to workshops and concurrent sessions planned for the Institute, SENCER has designed a series of colloquia to specifically address the needs and interests of people new to SENCER and the SENCER Summer Institute as well as those who are at advanced levels of application. The sessions are two hours in length, and are limited to already registered Institute participants.  Session topics include SENCER in Theory and Practice, Assessing Effectiveness, Effective and Inclusive Teamwork, Gaining Administrative Support, SENCER Across the Curriculum, and Advanced Presentations and Documentation.
Save the Date: SENCER Center for Innovation Events
More information about registration and themes of the SENCER Center for Innovation meetings will be posted on the SCI websites and in the eNews.
October 9-10 (pre-symposium reception on October 8th)
Hosted by Kapi'olani Community College (Hawaii)
October 17
Hosted by Franklin & Marshall College

February 26-27 (February 26 for Woodbury University faculty only, February 27 open to all with a focus on the LA area)
Hosted by Woodbury University (California)

Report Outreach Activites
SENCER welcomes information about achievements of community members, including notes about awards, promotions, publications, presentations.  SENCER's Report Outreach Activities online form is short and easy to complete.  This information will also help us as we search for funding to support national and regional events and initiatives, as well as funds to help offset participant costs to events.  Please take a moment to complete this short, simple form for any outreach activities you have conducted or recognitions you have received.  Go to the form [under 'Outreach' at].

Please send suggested readings to Mary Koski.