Celebrate Women's History Month
Please join us for the Tea-House Series
"Gender, Art and Religion in the Renaissance Venetian Interior"
Dr. Margaret Morse, Art History
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
4:00 PM ~ Old Main 128
This talk will explore the devotional art of the Renaissance Venetian household from the perspective of the female experience, as women were the primary users of these images and objects. Devotional objects sanctified women's domestic experience, and allowed them to explore the sacred through physical means. The home and its visual and material culture offered women a recourse to a spirituality largely denied to them in the institutional church, and defined their roles in the family as moral educators and the overseers of household religion.
Sabbatical Leave Grants and Summer Research Stipends
Proposals are due March 12, 2010 at 5:00 PM
The Faculty Research Committee seeks proposals for Sabbatical Leave Grants and Summer Research Stipends in support of creative and scholarly work. Fundable items include, but are not limited to: faculty salary replacement, student salaries, special equipment (which would be considered college property), supplies, computer time, typing costs, 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 March 12, 2010. Please refer to the call for proposals for more information, or contact any of the committee members: Jamie Nelson, Kelly Daniels, Carrie Hough, Margaret Morse, Patricia Shea, and Dell Jensen (spring term replacement for Jim van Howe).
Please join the Women's and Gender Studies Program
in a celebration of
Women's History Month: Focus on the Second Wave
Thursday, March 18, 2010
4:30 PM in Evald Great Hall
- a showing of the 1974 film Free to Be You and Me
- NOW newsletters
- Artifacts of the second wave
- "Guess who?" contest: Photos of faculty and staff in the 1970s
Faculty, students, staff and children welcome!
Stone Lectureship in Judaism
"Israel and Iran: A Contemporary Chess Game"
Monday, March 22, Wallenberg Hall, 7:00 p.m.
A well-known social and political commentator, educator and historian, Micah Halpern will speak on the current foreign relations between Israel and Iran. Halpern is the author of the book What You Need to Know About: Terror (2003) and the founding director of the Jerusalem Center for European Study. In 1997, he was appointed Israel columnist for America Online and writes a weekly syndicated column on foreign affairs, the Middle East and terror. He is a frequent guest analyst on TV and radio. The endowed Stone Lectureship in Judaism was established in 1983 by family and friends of Dr. and Mrs. Alex B. Stone of Rock Island. The series seeks to increase awareness of Judaism's cultural and historical contributions to the traditions of Western Culture.
Special Collections Faculty Stipend
Augustana College Special Collections invites applications for the Special Collections Faculty Stipend, which provides enhanced access to the materials and the staff of Special Collections in order for faculty to explore potential uses of Special Collections materials in their classes or research. Stipends are $600 for one week during the summer; applications are due by March 26th. For more information, please go to the Special Collections website http://www.augustana.edu/library/SpecialCollections/Services/facultyresearch.html, or contact Jamie Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sarah Horowitz (email@example.com), special collections librarians.
Week Seven Seminar
~an informal discussion by and for faculty~
Friday, April 23, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
(refreshments at 3:30)
Text: Coming of Age: A History of Augustana College, 1935-1975
by Tom Tredway *
Discussion Leader: Lou Belby
Departing from the Week Seven Seminar's usual protocol, the April discussion will, instead of centering around a short article or essay, focus on an entire book: Tom Tredway's new history of Augustana College. This will give us an opportunity to read Tom's book and talk about it within the framework of the past, present, and future direction of the college. AND the discussion will be led by veteran member of the faculty (31 years of service!) Lou Belby.
*Book is available FREE for the first 10 registrants! (courtesy of CVR)
Contact Margi Rogal to register for the discussion and get a free book.
Excerpts will also be available on Moodle later.
Recently, the respective Boards of the Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) http://www.acm.edu/ endorsed a new partnership to expand access by students from both consortia to the programs each consortium operates in Chicago in the fields of urban studies, art, and business, as well as urban education. These programs can offer engaging new opportunities for students.
The three Chicago Programs <http://www.acm.edu/chicago operated by the ACM are offered each fall and spring semester, are open to students of any major, and are available at a discounted price to students from ACI colleges. The three programs are:
- Business, Entrepreneurship, and Society <http://www.acm.edu/business - Students from a wide cross-section of majors experience a semester exploring the bustling world of Chicago business and innovation. The program includes numerous trips to businesses and organizations in diverse areas of Chicago, while students meet with local entrepreneurs, and explore a city with a rich history of business innovation.
- Chicago Arts <http://www.acm.edu/arts - Students explore the world of urban arts and creativity, in a city where the arts are especially vibrant. The program is open to students with an interest in any arts discipline - performance, literature, journalism, visual arts, media and new media, audio, commercial arts, communication - who are ready to engage Chicago's art world and expand their own notions of art and creativity.
- Urban Studies <http://www.acm.edu/urban - Students become immersed in the urban life of Chicago, experiencing the city from a wide variety of perspectives, with trips to different community organizations in a diverse mix of neighborhoods. The program focuses on issues of social justice, urbanization, community relations, politics, and social issues, while providing students with a wealth of opportunities for learning through direct experience.
For more information, please contact Jeff Abernathy.
Haiti Relief Benefit
A World-Wide Call for Action
Saturday, March 20, 2010
A new student group called Yelle Haiti has formed and is committed to keeping the needs of the Haitian people before us in the months and years to come. This group has taken on the challenge issued by an anonymous donor who has agreed to match the next $2,500 contributed at Augustana toward Haitian relief efforts. Yelle Haiti asks that we direct our contributions to the group, Partners in Health, one of whose leaders is Dr. David Walton, '98, who will be this year's Commencement speaker. This benefit will be another way for us to contribute monetarily to Partners in Health and a chance to show our commitment as a college community that this cause not be forgotten. Thanks to Jackie Ross, a long-time Augustana employee, for spearheading this effort. If you would like to contribute your talent toward the Benefit, please contact Jackie Ross, 278-3881, or Dr. Molly Todd, the Faculty Advisor for Yelle Haiti, at 794-7290.
Upcoming Visit of this year's Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar
Andrew Odlyzko, Professor of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
Thursday, March 25, 2010
On Thursday, March 25, Andrew Odlyzko will be giving a public lecture at 7:30 PM in Science 102 called "Technology Manias: From Railroads to the Internet and Beyond" with a reception to follow. Professor Odlyzko's bio can be read here, and a description of his talk here.
Midwest Faculty Seminar Presents:
Who Owns Culture
April 15 - 17, 2010
Midwest Faculty Seminar is pleased to announce their fourth seminar of the 2009-2010 academic year. This seminar aims to examine the stakes of debates over cultural property. Changing social and technological practices have forced a reevaluation of ownership, fair use, and appropriation of artistic and cultural endeavors. A program announcement can be found here. Please contact Jeff Abernathy by Thursday, April 1st if you are interested in attending.
Midwest Faculty Seminar Call for Proposals:
Preparing Future Faculty: A New Midwest Faculty Annual Seminar
Due Thursday, April 1, 2010
Augustana Cello Choir in a performance in Wallenberg Hall on Tuesday, February 22 on UTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4Ey8w3ZJzU
Composer: Franz Biebl
Title: Ave Maria
The performers are:
Erin Christian, chanter
Heather Lofdahl, conductor
Fine and Performing Arts
Language and Literature
Old Main 124
Science Buidling 102
History, Philosophy and Religion
Old Main 332
Business and Education
Carlsson Evald 212
Old Main 122
Spring Term Division Meetings
Thursday, April 29, 2010
10:30 - 11:30 AM