Monday, August 31

11:00 AM - Farmers' Market
College Center

4:00 - 5:30 PM - Reception for International Students
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

Tuesday, September 1

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Sam Schlouch, '10
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

Wednesday, September 2

9:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

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

3:30 PM - Teaching Circle
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - Journalist Eleanor Clift,
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow
"Politicfs: Progress or Paralysis"
Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts

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

Thursday, September 3

10:30 AM - Teaching Circle
Old Main 128

1:00 PM - Walk-in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Reception to Honor New Exhibition:
"200 Years Ago: A Celebration of 1809 (Beyond Lincoln and Darwin)"
Tredway Library

Friday, September 4

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations: CIEE Reports
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center
Babysitting services will be provided. Contact Mary Koski

Saturday, September 5

Sunday, September 6

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

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


Volume 7, Issue 2 - August 31, 2009

Center for Vocational Reflection

coffee and conversation

Coffee and Conversation

Join your colleagues again on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Carlsson Evald Great Hall for weekly Coffee and Conversations. Talk to your colleagues. Enjoy a hot cup of Starbucks coffee ($1.50 for a 12 oz. cup of coffee, FREE for the first 10 people). Indulge in a sweet treat. Stop by as you are able. We look forward to seeing you Wednesday!



service learning

Community Connection: Volunteering or Service-Learning?

About 200 students participated in the Community Connection during Fall Connections 2009. One would think this was a great demonstration of service-learning. Or was it? It was a day of service and volunteering. But service-learning takes a new level of community organization.

During the Faculty Retreat, we explored the definition and ideas of service-learning at Augustana. Both new and experienced faculty shared the impact of experiential learning as they reflected on their own education. Defining service-learning and designating courses as "service-learning" were two of the main areas of conversation. We also explored the procedures and processes for a successful culture-shift towards real "service-learning." What can you do? Reflect on ways partnering with the QCA could illumine the content of your classes. Examine the curriculum for opportunities where service-learning can satisfy requirements. Look for moments in conversations to broach the topic of "service" and "service-learning."