Monday, September 28

4:00 - 5:30 PM - LSFY 102 Meeting
Chicago Room, College Center

Tuesday, September 29

11:00 AM - Farmer's Market
College Center Lobby

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - President Steve Bahls
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

11:30 - 12:30 - LunchBytes
2nd Floor North, Library

7:00 PM - EMERGE Service Experience with James Hersch
James works with his audience to present musical events that result in meaningful interaction throughout their communities.
Wilson Center

7:30 PM - Dr. Naomi Norman, Archaeologist
Lecture discussing the cities, villages and farms established in North Africa during the Roman period
Science Building 102
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, September 30

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

11:00 - 12:00 - Walk-in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study: Listening to New Voices About Faith
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

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

Thursday, October 1

5:30 PM - College Night at the Figge Art Museum
Open to all students, faculty and staff. Free music, tours and more.

7:00 PM - The River Readings at Augustana - James Galvin
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Friday, October 2

All Day - Family Weekend
Families of students are invited to experience the Augustana campus and enjoy sports and activities

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations: "Open Conversations" with Jeff Abernathy
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center
Babysitting services will be provided. Contact Mary Koski before 1:00 PM

8:00 PM - Live on Campus "Joe Skager"
Thomas Tredway Libarary, Brew by the Slough

Saturday, October 3

All Day - Family Weekend
Families of students are invited to experience the Augustana campus and enjoy sports and activities

Sunday, October 4

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 7, Issue 6 - September 28, 2009


Please consider joining a reading group to be sponsored by ACTL. We'll be reading 

Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom
Daniel T. Willingham

The publisher (Jossey-Bass) says:

Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham has focused his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning and has a deep understanding of the daily challenges faced by classroom teachers. This book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn revealing the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences.

If you're interested in joining the reading group, I'll provide you with a copy. Please let me know soon by sending email to