Monday, January 11

4:00 PM - Sabbatical Report:  Sangeetha Rayapati:
"Extreme Soprano Sports: The Story of One Singer, One Sabbatical and Many Projects"
Wilson Center

Tuesday, January 12

11:30 AM - Tuesday Reflections - Erin O'Leary
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

8:00 PM - Guest Artist Recital - Joel Brown, piano
Queenes Alman-William Byrd Aria and variations in the Italian Style-Bach Piano Variations-Copland Fantasie in C, Op. 17-Schumann Jeux d'eau-Ravel and probably an arrangement of a Chinese Folk Song-Silver Clouds Chasing the Moon
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, January 13

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:  "Valentin"
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 14

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: President Steve Bahls and Dr. Tom Tredway: Founders Day Presentation
Centennial Hall

11:30 AM - Faculty Senate Meeting   Cancelled
Science Building 102

4:00 PM - Library Reception Celebrating Augustana's 150 Years!
Cake (in Augie shapes) and punch, book signing by Tom Tredway, announcement of winners of caption contest, and souvenier bookmarks.
Thomas Tredway Library

7:00 PM - French Film Festival:  Le Fils de l'épicier (The Grocer's Son)
Free and open to the public
Olin Auditorium 

Friday, January 15

All day - Sesquicentennial Displays
In honor of Augustana's sesquicentennial year, two collections on display through February: "You Can Take It With You: Augustana Mementos and Souvenirs" is on the second floor, and "True Blue and Gold: Memorabilia from Special Collections" can be seen in the Special Collections area
Free and open to the public
Thomas Tredway Library

4:00 - 5:00 PM Friday Conversations:  Balancing Teaching, Scholarship, and Service I: Using Your Leave Wisely
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Wilson Center

5:00 PM - Deadline for submitting Faculty Research Grant proposals
(see Announcements)

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Charles Schmidt, piano
Performing Charles Ives' Concord Sonata
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, January 16

6:00 PM - Dr. Martin Luther King Community Celebration
Special performers include: The Westbrook Singers, Augustana's Ascension Singers, Friends, the Community Gospel Chorus and the Quad City Praise Dancers
Centennial Hall

Sunday, January 17

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 8, Issue 16 - January 11, 2010


Faculty Research Grants

Due January 15, 2010 at 5:00 PM

The Faculty Research committee seeks proposals for Faculty Research Awards in support of creative and scholarly work. Fundable items include (but are not limited to) student salaries, special equipment, supplies, journal page costs, work in major archives, and additional study. Any faculty member with academic rank, including full-time, joint-appointment, adjunct or part-time faculty, is eligible to apply. Proposals are due January 15th. Please click HERE for more information, or contact any of the committee members: Jamie Nelson, Kelly Daniels, Carrie Hough, Margaret Morse, Patricia Shea, and Jim Van Howe.

Convocation - January 14, 2010
President Steve Bahls and Dr. Tom Tredway
Founders Day Presentation - Getting it all together (by graduation)

Thomas Tredway was President of Augustana 1975-2003. He joined the History Department of the college in 1964, having graduated from Augustana in 1957. Before (and after) getting into administration, Tredway taught courses in European History and freshman classes in Western Civilization. He is currently finishing work on a history of the college during the mid-twentieth century. Tredway says, "If you listen thoughtfully to all the voices, ideas, and people who speak to you during your college years, figuring out what you yourself believe about life--its origin, meaning, destiny, and purpose--is a tricky business. Maybe that's because a good college education reflects all the complexity and uncertainty of contemporary American life. Education at Augustana is no exception. That's clear from the history of student life here in the middle of the last century. And it's still true. Getting it all together by the time you graduate was no easier fifty years ago than it is now; but it was (and is) what an education in the liberal arts and sciences is, in the end, all about."

Celebrate 150 years!

Thursday, January 14, 2010
4:00 PM
Library 2nd Floor

In honor of the start of Augustana's sesquicentennial celebration and the library's exhibits "You Can Take It With You: Augustana Mementos and Souvenirs" and "True Blue and Gold: Memorabilia from Special Collections," the Thomas Tredway Library will hold an all-campus reception on Thursday, January, 14th, at 4:00 pm, on the 2nd floor of the library.  There will be cake (in Augie shapes), the opportunity to purchase President Emeritus Thomas Tredway's new book Coming of Age: A History of Augustana College 1935-1975 (he will be on hand to sign copies), and souvenir bookmarks. 

In addition, the library will be running a photo caption contest the three days before this reception.  Each day we will post a photo online and at various places on campus, and everyone is invited to submit a caption telling what they think is happening in the photos (creative/humorous interpretations encouraged - think The New Yorker back page cartoon contest).  Winners of the contest will be announced at the reception and will receive a delicious prize; the photos and winning captions will also be on display. 

Friday Conversations - Friday, January 15th
"Balancing Teaching, Scholarship and Service: Using Your Leave Wisely"

The Academic Affairs Office, partnering with ACTL and the Faculty Research Forum, is happy to sponsor a series of Friday Conversations on balancing teaching, scholarship, and service.  Join us on Friday, January 15th to talk about how to plan a productive pre-tenure or sabbatical leave.  Kathy Jakielski (Communication Studies and Disorders) and Jennifer Burnham (Geography) will lead the discussion.

Refreshments will be served at 3:30; the conversation will start at 4:00.

Learning Community Workshop
Thursday, January 21, 2010
11:30 - 12:20
College Center Board Room

To help faculty members find Learning Community partners for next year and beyond, the Gen Ed Committee will sponsor an LC workshop on Thursday, January 21st from 11:30 - 12:20 in the College Center Board Room.  (Please note that the time has been changed slightly from the original announcement because of Division meetings scheduled for that day.) 

If you'd like to meet faculty from across campus interested in finding a partner for an LC for next year, or you'd like to learn about the various LC models available to you under our new LC guidelines, please plan to attend.  (Also: there will be food!)


Division Meetings
Thursday, January 21, 2010
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Fine and Performing Arts
Bergendoff 12

Language and Literature
Old Main 124

Natural Science
Science Buidling 102

History, Philosophy and Religion
Old Main 332

Business and Education
Carlsson Evald 212

Social Sciences
Old Main 122

The River Readings at Augustana
Robyn Schiff and Nick Twemlow, poetry
Thursday, January 21, 7:00 p.m.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building

Poets Robyn Schiff and Nick Twemlow hail from Iowa City and will read from their poetry in River Readings. Schiff, who heads undergraduate creative writing at the University of Iowa, has two books published by Iowa, Worth and Revolver. Jorie Graham says her work is "wild with imagination, unafraid, ambitious, inventive, stitched to perfection by a formal genius...Revolver is a perpetual motion machine in which time, history, matter, and a profound tenderness for the made world knot, rush, pleat, unfurl..." Twemlow, a student of film production at Iowa, co-edited The Canary, a magazine of poems, for six years; he now co-edits Canarium Books with Schiff. The new poetry editor for The Iowa Review, Twemlow expects a chapbook of his poems from Spectacular Books in early 2010. 

Meet Schiff and Twemlow in an informal Q & A in room 518 in the library on Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30.

Augustana Center for Polar Studies Presents
Public lecture on polar research in the Arctic and Antarctic in 2010
Ice Fishing for Neutrinos:
Scientists are Melting Holes in the Bottom of the Earth"
by Dr. Francis Halzen, University of Wisconsin, Madison
January 21, 2010
7:00 PM
John Deere Lecture Hall

Week Seven Seminar:  "The Case for Books"
Friday, January 22, 2010
Library, 2nd Floor South
3:30 Refreshments ~ 4:00 Discussion

Richard Darnton, librarian at Harvard, argues that in spite of Google's seemingly unstoppable drive to control the world of information, books and libraries will continue to matter. Join faculty colleagues in an informal discussion about the future of the printed text and the institutions that house them. Essay by Darnton is on Moodle under "library/week 7 seminar/winter 09/10" or click here.