Monday, March 8

Tuesday, March 9

11:30 -11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflections - Amy Becker, '10
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

Wednesday, March 10

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Evald Hall

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

3:45 PM - Teaching Circle - Ellen Hay and Becca Poock present teh why's and how's of community-based learning: from civic engagement modules to full-blown service learning projects
Wilson Center

4:00 PM - Tea Hour Series - Dr. Margaret Morse presents:  "Gender, Art and Religion in the Renaissance Venetian Interior"
Old Main 128

7:30 PM - Brass in Blue
The United States Air Force Heartland, a symphonic brass ensemble

Centennial Hall

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

Thursday, March 11

5:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs
Wilson Center

Friday, March 12

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations: Balancing Teaching, Scholarship and Service II: Integrating Learning and Scholarship
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

5:00 PM - Deadline for receipt of Sabbatical Leave Grant and Summer Research Stipend applications - Mary Koski, Academic Affairs

5:30 PM - Henry Farnam Dinner
The seventh annual Henry Farnam Dinner will celebrate two important Quad City sesquicentennial events: The formation of the Weyerhaeuser & Kenkmann Lumber Co. and the 160 founding of Augustana College
iWireless Center

8:00 PM - Augustana Choir Home Concert
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 N. Brady Street, Davenport, IA

Saturday, March 13

2:00 PM - Guest Artist-Arianna String Quartet
Wallenberg Hall, Denkman Memorial Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphonic Band Home Concert
Centennial Hall

Sunday, March 14

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

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


Volume 8, Issue 21 - March 8, 2010


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


Faculty, students, staff and children welcome!


Stone Lectureship in Judaism
Micah Halpern
"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, or contact Jamie Nelson ( or Sarah Horowitz (, 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)  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 <  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:

For more information, please contact Jeff Abernathy.

Haiti Relief Benefit
A World-Wide Call for Action
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Centennial Hall
4:30 PM

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

Andrew OdlyzkoOn 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.

Composer: Franz Biebl
Title: Ave Maria

The performers are:

Erin Christian, chanter
Heather Lofdahl, conductor
Patrick Callan
Sandrine Chomereau-Lamotte
Emily Cochran
Emily Cox
Lauryn Dick
Janina Ehrlich
Scott Fick
Jaron Gaier
Cole Guillien
Andrea Musolf
Mary O'Malley
Sarah Pouls
Nicholas Rudy
Rachel Schuldt
Rachel Sternhagen
Kelsey Thornton
Emma Tumminello
PJ Wiese


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


Spring Term Division Meetings
Thursday, April 29, 2010
10:30 - 11:30 AM