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

This Week's Message

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the General Education Committee, I would like to thank you for your insight and feedback on learning communities (LCs) at our recent faculty retreat. It is clear from the data we collected that LCs are a valued part of our AGES curriculum; however, the staffing shortfall in LCs remains as an issue that must be resolved in a timely manner. We thank you for sharing your ideas and invite you to keep them coming! Your comments will guide us in our continuing discussions. We will continue to bring ideas to you as we work our way through a solution to our staffing issue. We will solicit feedback through web based surveys and conversations with Departments, but please feel free to bring any ideas, suggestions, or comments to any member of the Committee (see list below).

Aside from our work in the course approval process for AGES courses, the Committee has a number of projects we will be working on this year. I'd like to take this opportunity to briefly explain some of the Committee business on our agenda.

As always, our goal is to build the best AGES program we can; one that is valuable to students, and one that you want to be a part of. We welcome your input on how to achieve this goal.


Kristin Douglas
General Education Committee, Chair

2009-2010 General Education Committee

Allen Bertsche
Kristin Douglas
Anne Earel
Randall Hall
Allison Haskill
Virginia Johnson
Emil Kramer
Dan Lee
Mariano Magalhães
Joe McDowell
Lisa Seidlitz (Fall term)
Fred Whiteside
Karin Youngberg