Monday, March 29

4:00 - 5:30 PM - LSFY 102 Meeting
Chicago Room, 2nd floor, College Center

4:00 PM - Tea-Hour Series:  "Feminist Transnationalism and the Question of the Animal" presented by Sushmita Chatterjee
Old Main 125

4:00 PM - Pre-Tenure Paid Leave Reports:  Allison Beck "Identifying syapsids from the Triassic of Antarctica: It's not as easy as it sounds" and Patrick Crawford: "Is that Zinc really necessary? Characterization of PepN, an aminopeptidase from E. coli"
Evald 120

Tuesday, March 30

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 -
Emily Buffington, '10
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

7:00 PM - Sustaintable Peace by Piece
Alexandra Douglas, a friend at the Friends Womens Assocation in Kamenge, Burundi, will speak
Tredway Library
Free and open to the public

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Janet Stodd, Flute and Susan Schwaegler, clarinet
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, March 31

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.

3:45 - 5:15 PM - Diversity in the Classroom
Sponsored by the Diversity Initiatives Committee, we will discuss implications of increased diversity in the student body
Wilson Center

4:00 PM - Book Discussion: Black Hawk, the Battle for the Heart of America
Jane Simonsen and Steve Warren will lead a discussion of Kerry Trask's book
Tredway Library

8:00 PM - Faculty/Guest Artist Recital - Steve Grismore Quartet
Steve Grismore, guitar; Joel Vanderheyden, saxophone; Cassius Goens, drums; Greg Mazunik, bass
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

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

Thursday, April 1

4:00 PM - Jaeke Award Nominations Due in Academic Affairs
116 Founders Hall

4:30 PM - Deadline for submission of Alumni/Departmental Summer Assistantships

Friday, April 2

Good Friday - No classes

Saturday, April 3

7:00 PM - Easter Vigil Worship
Gathering on the Library Lawn (weather permitting), continuing into Ascension Chapel

Sunday, April 4

Happy Easter! 

Volume 8, Issue 23 - March 29, 2010


Celebration Women's History Month

Please join the Tea-Hour Series
"Feminist Transnationalism
and the Question of the Animal"
Monday, March 29, 2010
4:00 PM
Old Main 125
Dr. Sushmita Chatterjee, Political Science

Feminism has been centrally concerned with questions of the animal "other," whether in encountering "real" animals in ecofeminist and vegetarian movements, or in critiquing the ploy which depicts the "other" gender, race, class, sexual affinity etc. as animals. The "other" in any binary schema is animalized.  Working with these insights, I argue that the question of the animal is significant for feminist transnational politics in helping it unravel a framed State and politics. It is surprising that feminist critiques of patriarchal politics have not really paid sufficient attention to studying the very definitional status of "man as a political animal" in unraveling man's politics. In my presentation, I work towards theorizing vibrant feminist transnationalism by working through the binary of man/animal. In pursuit of this aim, I work with Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's "becoming animal" and seek to draw out its implications for feminist politics. The movement from Aristotle's "man as a political animal" to Deleuze and Guattari's "becoming-animal" is a movement from the establishment of the polis, to the questioning of its rationale. Transgressing the man/animal binary is tantamount to transgressing a framing of politics and the State which keeps us within the status-quo of the present.

Sponsored by the Women's & Gender Studies Program.

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.

Adam Kaul will be giving a public lecture on campus Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 7:30 PM in Olin Auditorium entitled "Between the Jigs and the Reels: Traditional Music and Tourism in the West of Ireland".  A synopsis follows:

Radical social and economic changes have occurred during the last century in Ireland. These changes impact all aspects of local life but none more so than traditional Irish music, an increasingly important marker of Irish identity. Prior to the recent collapse of the Irish economy, the biggest force of change was the explosion of tourism in the 1990s and 2000s. Adam Kaul spent a year living in a small village on the west coast of Ireland in order to study exactly how tourism has changed social life there, and in particular, public performances of traditional music. In this lecture, he will discuss his ethnographic fieldwork, the impacts of tourism on Irish music and culture, and the crisis of the post-"Celtic tiger" era.

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!
Registration closes Friday, April 16th, at 11:55 PM

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

The Faculty Research Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 Faculty Research Awards:

David Arbesú


Identification and Reconstruction of Spain's Lost Epic Poems

Dan Corts


Moral Foundations of Political Metaphor

Steve Hager


Human-related Threats to Urban Raptors

Randall Hall


Concerts and Residency, Amsterdam, Zurich, Lugano

Wendy Hilton-Morrow

Communication Studies

Historical Reception of the 1938 'War of the Worlds' Radio Broadcast

Lori Scott


Genome Analysis of Meiothermus Ruber

David Snowball

Communication Studies

The Bryce Committee Report

Steve Warren


'The Greatest Travelers in America': Place, Transience, and Cultural Survival in Shawnee and Woodland Indian History