Monday, March 15

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Pre-Tenure Paid Leave Report by Ana Borderia-Garcia "Giving Advice: A Comparison of Learners & Native Speakers of Spanish"

4:00 PM - Tea-Hour Series: "Jeannette Rankin: The Lady from Montana", Dr. Dan Lee
Old Main 128

4:00 - 5:30 PM - LSFY 103 Meeting
Wilson Center

Tuesday, March 16

11:00 AM - Interfaith Service
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

8:00 PM - St. Patrick's Day Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, March 17

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

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study:  The Path of Descent
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, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Thursday, March 18

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation: Panel Discussion on Immigration, moderated by Araceli Masterson-Algar
Centennial Hall

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting
Science Building 102

4:30 PM - Women's History Month: Focus on the Second Wave
See the 1974 film "Free to Be You and Me"
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

7:00 PM - Center for Polar Studies Lecture Series:  "The Hydrologic Cycle in a Changing Arctic"
Dr. Tamlin Pavelsky, University of North Carolina
Science Building 102

7:00 PM - Dara Wegman-Geedey presents: "Paved with Good Intentions? How to Get the Best for Everyone from Short-Term Mission Trips" sponsored by the Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics
Science Building 304

Friday, March 19

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations:  Augustana Study Abroad: Turning Trips into Journeys
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Wilson Center

Saturday, March 20

4:30 PM - Haiti Relief Benefit
Centennial Hall
General admission $10; with campus ID $7; children $5 (under 4 free)

Sunday, March 21

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

4:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Deborah Dakin, viola
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

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


Volume 8, Issue 22 - March 15, 2010


Deadline: Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Nominations for the Harold T. and Violet M. Jaeke awards must be received in the Academic Affairs office no later than 4:00 PM Thursday, April 1, 2010. So that we may fully and fairly consider each nominee, the Jaeke Committee asks that you complete the nomination form; we will not review letters of nomination. The Committee also will not consider group/collaborative nominations (one nomination form with multiple signatures). Each recommendation requires a separate nomination form. Keep in mind that it is possible to receive the award ONE TIME ONLY. Please take the time to recognize the hard work of your fellow workers. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Koski in the Academic Affairs Office.

Stone Lectureship in Judaism
Micah Halpern
"Israel and Iran: A Contemporary Chess Game"
Monday, March 22, Wallenberg Hall, 7:00 PM

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. 


Convocation - "Between Barack and a Hard Place: Challenging Racism, Privilege and Denial in the Age of Obama" by Tim Wise
Thursday, March 25, 2010
10:30 - 11:20 AM
Centennial Hall

Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the U.S., and has been called, "One of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation," by best-selling author and professor Michael Eric Dyson, of Georgetown University. Wise comes to Augustana as the main speaker for a White Privelege conference sponsored by the Multicultural Programming Board.

Wise has provided anti-racism training to teachers nationwide, and has trained physicians and medical industry professionals on how to combat racial inequities in health care. He has also trained corporate, government, entertainment, military and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions.


2010 Augustana College White Privilege Summit:
Race, Ethnicity and Difference in American Society
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Centennial Hall ~~ 10:30 AM

The Multicultural Programming Board in conjunction with the Office of Student Activities and Diversity Initiatives Committee will host the 2010 Augustana College White Privilege Summit: Race, Ethnicity and Difference in American Society on Thursday, March 25th.  The day's events begin with a Keynote Address by Tim Wise, one of the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the United States.  In the afternoon, presenters from Augustana, the local community, as well as faculty from other colleges and universities throughout the Midwest will give presentations on a variety of issues around white privilege and race in our society.  The event will conclude with small group reflective sessions to give attendees a chance to discuss and reflect on the topics and ideas presented throughout the day.

We encourage all faculty, staff, administration, and students to attend this event.  We hope faculty will also encourage their students to attend some or all of the events throughout the day.  If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact Ken Brill, Mark Anderson, Chris Whitt, or Paul Croll.  Thank you and we hope to see you there!

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.

Guilherme Vincens
Works by Brazilian composers
Saturday, March 27, 2010
3:00 PM, Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Award-winning Brazilian guitarist Guilherme Vincens has showcased his musical and artistic abilities throughout Brazil, United States, Spain and Latin America.  He has received over 12 awards in national and international guitar competitions including the 1st Prize in the XI Portland International Guitar Competition, the 2nd prize in the XII Souza Lima Competition in São Paulo and the Jovens Solistas Competition in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Dr. Guilherme Vincens is a full-time professor of guitar and coordinator of the superior degree in music at the Federal University of São João Del Rei (UFSJ), in Minas Gerais, Brazil and is frequently invited to perform, teach, research and lecture in music festivals, universities and concert series in his country and abroad.

This event is made possible through the Institute for Leadership and Service, and the collaboration of the Department of Spanish and the Department of Music.

For more information contact Araceli Masterson-Algar at

Week Seven Seminar
~an informal discussion by and for faculty~

Friday, April 23, 4:00-5:00 PM
(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.

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

 From Tredway Library

To mark the sesquicentennial anniversary of the College in 2010, the library offers displays this term that depict changes in the physical campus over the years:

"From the Ground Up: 150 Years of Augustana Buildings" / 2nd floor

A timeline from 1860 to 2010, maps, and photographs show the enormous change in campus building, from the college's beginnings in Chicago to the First College Building in Rock Island in 1875 to the makeover of Emmy Carlsson Evald Hall in 2008. See if you can figure out the answers to the Treasure Hunts inserted throughout the display. Also take a look at the vintage postcards of campus from Special Collections.

"An American Universitetshuset: Designing Old Main" / Special Collections

This exhibit tells the story of how Old Main got its name, how the dome became part of the building, and how the design shifted from one based on the new main building at the University of Uppsala to a truly American design. The exhibit has numerous photos of Old Main from across the years as well as early designs for the building, which look nothing like the current Old Main.

Honors Capstone Project by Kristin Klouda / 2nd floor

The library is also featuring a display by junior Kristin Klouda, the presentation of her Honors Capstone Project in which she  designed and sewed three dresses that reflect the complex human emotions of anger, sorrow, and love. Walk around the figures dressed in Kristin's creations, touch the fabric she used, read her journal, and take a survey about your own feelings and emotions.

Register NOW for the 2010 Celebration of Learning!

....the Augustana College student research symposium.

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Click here for more information and to register online!

Spring Term Division Meetings
Thursday, April 29, 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