Monday, September 21

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

Tuesday, September 22

10:00 - 11:00 AM - Walk-in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

11:00 AM - Farmer's Market
College Center Lobby

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Robert Tallitsch, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
"My List of Musts"
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital-Susan Bawden, bassoon
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - Constitution Day Lecture
An annual event held to recognize the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787
Carlsson Evald Hall
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, September 23

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.

4:00 PM - Advising and Course Schedule Training Session for Advisors
Olin 105

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

Thursday, September 24

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: Joe Riley, Mayor of Charleston, "Building and Maintaining Great and Livable American Towns and Cities - Everyone's Responsibility"
Centennial Hall
See Announcements for more information

7:00 PM - PBS documentary "Michaelangelo Revealed" highlighting the work of Tom Mayer
Olin Auditorium
reception to follow
Free and open to the public

Friday, September 25

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations: Jennifer Burnham pre-tenure leave report: "Biogeography in the High Arctic"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center
Babysitting services will be provided. Contact Mary Koski before 1:00 PM

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Susan Schwaegler, clarinet
Centennial Hall

Saturday, September 26

4:00 PM - Pre-Japan Fall Symphonic Band Concert
North Scott High School Auditorium
200 S. First St. Eldridge, Iowa

Sunday, September 27

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

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

7:30 PM - Bach Vespers
Ascension Chapel, 2nd floor, Founders Hall


Volume 7, Issue 5 - September 21, 2009

Center for Vocational Reflection

Peace Corps Is Coming!     Peace Corps image

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

2:00-5:00pm - Evald 104 - Interviews
5:30-7:30pm - Evald 017 - Information Session

Carrie Teiken, Peace Corps Recruiter, will hold interviews and lead an information session. As we strive to encourage students to lead lives of "leadership and service in a diverse and changing world," the Peace Corps is an opportunity for Augustana graduates to make a difference in their global community.  In 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps to promote world peace and friendship.

The Peace Corps' mission has three simple goals:

To find out more about Peace Corps:

To contact Carrie Teiken for an interview: or 312-353-1126/800-424-8580.

Advancing Augustana

The CVR is sponsoring a series of conversations led by Pres. Bahls for faculty to have opportunity for input about the overall situation of the college and how we should proceed, especially in light of the economic situation. 

Please put these on your calendar.  This will be one significant opportunity for faculty to provide input on a series of questions that we face as a college.  Each of the conversations will focus on an issue.

The remaining conversations, all in the Evald Great Hall, are scheduled for:

Thursday, October 8      How could we build flexibility into the system to adjust
11:30 AM                            to variation in enrollment/endowment?
Evald Great Hall

Thursday, October 22    What have we learned from the last five years?
11:30 AM
Evald Great Hall

Coffee and Conversation      Coffee and Conversation

Join your colleagues again on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the 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!

Volunteer Fair 2009 - What are the needs of your community?

The CVR draws on five key questions. One of those is "What are the needs of your community?" On Wednesday, September 9, twelve community organizations helped answer that question at the CVR Volunteer Fair. Each represented a different part of the Quad Cities community and the needs of our area. Students were invited to listen to the stories of community partners. Many picked up information regarding volunteer opportunities with the agencies. Many non-profits are depending on community members to volunteer to meet their great need. We believe the Augustana community can rise to the occasion. 

Bethany for Children and Families
Black Hawk College Literacy Program -   LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone)
Boy Scouts of America
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
Heartland Hospice
Humility of Mary Housing
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
New Kingdom Trailriders
Quad City Botanical Center
St. John's Lutheran Church - W.O.W. Afterschool Program
United Way of the Quad Cities