Monday, October 19

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Walk-in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

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

4:00 PM - Sabbatical Reports:  Chuck Hyser "Longfellow, a step beyond the PDS (professional development school) and Dan Lee "Human Rights, the Ethics of Globalization, and Jeannette Rankin"
Olin 304

4:30 PM - Augustana Chamber Choral Festival Finale Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - Teach for America, Kerri Keafer
Evald 17

Tuesday, October 20

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

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

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

2:00 PM - Advancing Augustana, a conversation led by President Bahls
Evald Great Hall

3:00 PM - Walk-in Hour with Jeff - See Monday, 10/19
Founders Hall

5:00 PM - Faculty Conversation on interest in Augustana Study Abroad Program in Europe
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

7:30 PM - Guest Speaker, Dr. Gregory Gilbert, on "Andy Warhol and the Rise of Photographic Culture
Larson Hall
followed by Augustana College Art Museum reception

8:00 PM - Student Recietal - Melissa Goode, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, October 21

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.

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

Thursday, October 22

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: Alison Malmon, mental health advocate, "What do you wish you could talk about?"
Centennial Hall

11:30 AM - Advancing Augustana, a conversation led by President Bahls
Evald Great Hall Rescheduled for October 20th @ 2 PM

2:00 PM - "The Real Mary Wollstonecraft" - Don Erickson - Frieze Lecture Series
Coffee and thought-provoking conversations follow the presentation
Community Room, Rock Island Main Library
401 19th Street

4:30 - 6:00 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Dahl Room, College Center

Friday, October 23

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations: General Education Discussion on the Future of Learning Communities
3:30 PM - refreshments
Wilson Center

7:00 - 9:00 PM - "Recent Paintings" by Peter Xiao and Les Bell, opening reception
Quad City Arts, 1715 2nd Avenue, Rock Island

7:30 PM - The Big Funk (Theater)
Potter Theater, Bergendoff Hall
Tickets are $10 general, $8 seniors/students

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert
Centennial Hall

Saturday, October 24

10:00 AM - Global Day of Climate Action
Quad City mayors speak about the Cool Cities Campaign, one local answer to global warming
Olin Auditorium

4:00 PM - Augustana Four Choirs Concert
Cantilena Augustana, Sonja Hurty, Director
Wennerberrg Men's Chorus, Michael Zemek, Director
Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble, Michael Zemek, Director
Ascension Singers, Michael Zemek, Director
Centennial Hall

7:30 - PM - The Big Funk (Theater)
Potter Theater, Bergendoff Hall
Tickets are $10 general, $8 seniors/students

7:30 - 9:00 PM - Augustana Planetarium Fall Open House
John Deere Planetarium/Carl Gamble Observatory
Free and open to the public

Sunday, October 25

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

1:30 - PM - The Big Funk (Theater)
Potter Theater, Bergendoff Hall
Tickets are $10 general, $8 seniors/students

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

Volume 7, Issue 9 - October 19, 2009

This Week's Message

As we begrudgingly embrace the brisk breeze and sunless sky of Fall, I am pleasantly surprised at the Spring-like spirit of growth and newness that comes to Augustana's campus at the start of a new school year. I greet you in Week 9 excited about the fresh movements in service-learning and civic engagement at Augustana.

Here are just a few examples:

Many of us have been working to include service-learning or civic engagement into our coursework for some time. There will be much to glean from the work you have done thus far. As we know, research and internships are two proven ways experiential education is beneficial to students. My hope is that service-learning and civic engagement would be two more ways experiential education can further students' education at Augustana. I look forward to gathering people together to reflect on where Augustana has been with service-learning and where we can go. Already this fall, Augustana has demonstrated new beginnings in the midst of a dreary season. Just think what we could do with snow!

Becca Poock
Community Engagement Coordinator
Director of Augie Choice
Center for Vocational Reflection


Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

- Corporation for National and Community Service

Could this be Augustana's definition of service-learning?