Monday, March 22

4:00 - 5:30 PM - LSFY Meeting
Olin 201

7:00 PM - Israel and Iran: A Contemporary Chess Game
Micah Halpern will present the annual Stone Lecture in Judaism
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Tuesday, March 23

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

11:00 AM - Farmer's Market
Barb's pantry will hold a farmer's market with breads, cookies, jellies and jams.
College Center

11:30 -11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflections - Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

11:30 AM - LunchBytes: Cell phones for academic use

7:00 PM - Kahleen Kennedy Townsend: "Has the Protestant Church Lost its Bearings?"
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Randall Hall, saxophone
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, March 24

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 25

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation: Tim Wise: "Between Barack and  Hard Place: Challenging Racism, Privilege and Denial in the Age of Obama"
Centennial Hall

7:30 PM - "Technology Manias: From Railroads to the Internet and Beyond"
Presented by Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar, Andrew Odlyzko
Science Building, Room 102

Friday, March 26

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations:  Designing a SoTL Project, presented by Jon Clauss and Margaret Farrar
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

4:30 - 6:15 PM - Midwest American Academy of Religion Conference
Evald Hall
7:00 - 9:00 PM - Blue Cat BrewPub Reception

Saturday, March 27

1:30 - 2:30 PM - Midwest American Academy of Religion Conference
Keynote address by Dr. Wendy Doniger, University of Chicago

Science 102
See Announcements for conference details

10:00 AM - Environmental Film Fest
free admission
Olin Auditorium

3:00 PM - Guitarist Guilherme Vincens
Award-winning Brazilian guitarist will play works by Brazilian composers
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Student Recital - Elise Croner & Becky Weiler, flute
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, March 28

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

2:00 PM - Celebrating Women in the Arts Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

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

7:30 PM - Bach Vespers, Cantata No. 182, featuring Jessica Aldis, mezzo soprano, Timothy Koll, tenor, Robert Olson, baritone, and the Ascension Singers and Ascension Chapel Chamber Players.  Directed by Michael Zemek
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor


Volume 8, Issue 23 - March 22, 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.

It's back-the Edible Book Festival!

Make an edible creation representing a favorite book and bring it to the Library's lobby
on Thursday, April 8, by noon.
(Bring the book along that inspired your culinary creation.)

 NEW category this year (in honor of the sesquicentennial):

"Edible Augustana"

Make a creation that represents Augustana...

Old Main in sugar cubes?

A Viking in beets and radishes?

All entries must be made out of food & have something to do with books or Augie. Voting commences at noon. Judging held at 4:00. Winners announced at 4:30.

Four categories of winners: People's Choice, Most Creative, Most Representative of Book, Most Representative of Augustana. You could win a $50 or $25 gift certificate at the Bookstore! Open to all students, faculty, and staff. Contact Margi Rogal.

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.

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

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