Monday, January 18

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

6:30 PM - Honor Band Festival Finale Concert
Centennial Hall

Tuesday, January 19

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:00 AM (note time change for this service) - Tuesday Reflections - Interfaith Service
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Farmer's Market
College Center, 2nd Floor Lobby

Wednesday, January 20

9:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Evald Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study "Life's meaning and purpose"
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

7:00 PM - 15th Annual Hispanic Film Festival - "Secuestro Express"
Science Building Auditorium
In Spanish with English subtitles. Free of charge

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

Thursday, January 21

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Division Meetings
(see announcements for room assignments)

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - Learning Community Workshop
Board Room, 2nd Floor, College Center

4:30 - 6:00 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Dahl Room, 2nd Floor, College Center

7:00 PM - The River Readings at Augustana: Robyn Schiff and Nick Twemlow, poetry
Free and open to the public
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
Postponed due to icy road conditions

7:00 PM - Center for Polar Studies Lecture Series:  "Ice Fishing for Neutrinos: Scientists are Melting Holes in the Bottom of the Earth"
Dr. Francis Halzen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
John Deere Planetarium

7:00 PM - French Film Festival:  "Un Secret" (A Secret)
Olin Auditorium

Friday, January 22

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Former U.S. Senator from Illinois, Adlai Stevenson, III, reading from his book "The Black Book"
All faculty, students and members of the community are welcome
Evald Great Hall

4:00 - 5:00 PM Friday Conversations:  Week 7 Seminar "The Case for Books"
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Library, 2nd Floor South

7:30 PM - Augustana Percussion Ensemble Concert
Bergendoff Hall, Ensemble Room

Saturday, January 23

8:00 PM - Student Recital-Rachel Schuldt, cello
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, January 24

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

2:00 PM - Student Recital-Cole Guillien, cello
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

3:30 PM - French Film Festival:  Azur et Asmar (Azur and Asmar)
Olin Auditorium

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


Volume 8, Issue 17 - January 18, 2010


Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

I wanted to take one more opportunity to encourage you to participate in (some or all of) a day-long series of workshops that will be held on Thursday, February 4th (week 9 of winter term). The CVR, ACTL and Academic Affairs will be hosting Dr. Marion Fass of Beloit College, a representative of SENCER: Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities. Initiated in 2001,

"SENCER has established and supported an ever-growing community of faculty, students, academic leaders, and others to improve undergraduate ... education by connecting learning to critical civic questions.

Our goals are to: (1) get more students interested and engaged in learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses, (2) help students connect STEM learning to their other studies, and (3) strengthen students' understanding of science and their capacity for responsible work and citizenship."[1]

During the day, we will be exploring the full spectrum from civic engagement modules that can be incorporated into a wide variety of classrooms to designing full-fledged service learning projects that are a major component of a course. Our goal is to help you envision possibilities as well as to enable you to move your initiatives forward.

In order for us to plan for adequate resources (including lunch!) for all participants, and to reserve your spot, please be sure to complete the following survey if you haven't already:

If you have any questions about the day's events, please don't hesitate to contact me, Becca Poock in the CVR or Dell Jensen in the Chemistry department.

In the meantime, have a productive week seven.

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning


[1] From the SENCER website: