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


Announcing Council of American Overseas Research Centers/
Council of Independent Colleges 
Seminar on Teaching About Islam and Middle Eastern Culture
January 3-19, 2010
Amman, Jordan

CIC and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) are delighted to have the opportunity once again to announce a seminar on Teaching About Islam and Middle Eastern Culture, made possible through support from the U.S. Department of State and with additional support for follow-up activities provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This seminar, like CAORC/CIC's highly successful 2004, 2005, and 2007 seminars, will take place at the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan, and will run from January 3-19, 2010.

The seminar is designed specifically for independent college and university faculty members who are not experts in Islam or Middle Eastern culture and who are developing courses, or adapting existing courses, in order to give more attention to these fields. There are 12 places in the seminar, which is open to full-time CIC faculty members in all fields, of all faiths, and from institutions associated with any religious denomination (or none at all) and who are U.S. citizens. Participation expenses will be covered by the U.S. Department of State. There is no seminar fee. Participants or their institutions are responsible for airfare and visa fees, but we are pleased to add that-for the very first time in this seminar series-the home institution of the seminar participant is eligible to receive a grant of up to $3,000, generously provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, to support the follow-up activities that the participant undertakes in order to share the experience with his or her home institution and community. This funding may be used for released-time for the faculty member, course materials, guest lecturers, and other purposes. Sufficient funds have been set aside for all seminar participants to receive these grants. In effect, in return for the college's investment in airfare (perhaps $1,500-2,000) it will receive back $3,000.

ACOR is a distinguished research center dedicated to scholarship and publication in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, history, languages, Biblical studies, Arabic, Islamic studies, and other aspects of Middle Eastern culture. Founded in 1968, ACOR provides advice, coordination, research facilities, and living and meeting space for scholars, and serves as a liaison between Jordanian institutions and international scholars interested in working in the Arab world. It is an ideal location for this seminar.

Please contact Jeff Abernathy by October 9, 2009 if you would like to be considered for this seminar. Further information and the nomination guidelines and form are available on CIC's website at

New Faculty Research Awards

Eligibility: Available to tenure-track faculty members in their first three years
Deadline: November 15; funds are available earlier if needed
Notification: December 8

All new faculty members can apply for up to $4000 in support for research per year (in any of the four areas of scholarship defined by Ernest Boyer in Scholarship Reconsidered) in their first three years of service to Augustana. Those funds can be combined with any of the other grants mentioned here with the exception of a Presidential Research Fellowship.

Normally, an application need be no longer than five pages or 1,500 words. Submit your application to the dean of the college using the guidelines found here.

Responsibilities of the Grantee

Augustana's Grants Website: