Monday, March 8

Tuesday, March 9

11:30 -11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflections - Amy Becker, '10
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

Wednesday, March 10

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Evald Hall

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

3:45 PM - Teaching Circle - Ellen Hay and Becca Poock present teh why's and how's of community-based learning: from civic engagement modules to full-blown service learning projects
Wilson Center

4:00 PM - Tea Hour Series - Dr. Margaret Morse presents:  "Gender, Art and Religion in the Renaissance Venetian Interior"
Old Main 128

7:30 PM - Brass in Blue
The United States Air Force Heartland, a symphonic brass ensemble

Centennial Hall

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

Thursday, March 11

5:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs
Wilson Center

Friday, March 12

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations: Balancing Teaching, Scholarship and Service II: Integrating Learning and Scholarship
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

5:00 PM - Deadline for receipt of Sabbatical Leave Grant and Summer Research Stipend applications - Mary Koski, Academic Affairs

5:30 PM - Henry Farnam Dinner
The seventh annual Henry Farnam Dinner will celebrate two important Quad City sesquicentennial events: The formation of the Weyerhaeuser & Kenkmann Lumber Co. and the 160 founding of Augustana College
iWireless Center

8:00 PM - Augustana Choir Home Concert
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 N. Brady Street, Davenport, IA

Saturday, March 13

2:00 PM - Guest Artist-Arianna String Quartet
Wallenberg Hall, Denkman Memorial Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphonic Band Home Concert
Centennial Hall

Sunday, March 14

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

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


Volume 8, Issue 21 - March 8, 2010

This Week's Message

Welcome back!

Welcome to spring term! With the snow melting and the morning fog, the mind turns to the crocuses and daffodils soon to bloom. And, of course, to the students who return from break refreshed from two weeks away. 

We have much on our agenda in the coming term, as task forces on the curriculum and on committees will bring their reports to the faculty. The efforts of these groups promises to engage in needed dialogue about faculty work, and I hope that you will find time to contribute to this important conversation. 

In addition, the general education committee expects to continue discussion about the future of the AGES program this term, a conversation that has some bearing on the ultimate resolution of the task force deliberations.

I am grateful for the kind notes and words that have come from across campus since my recent announcement. Ellen Hay and I are working closely together on transition matters. Ellen was an excellent guide for me six years ago as I came to Augustana; I hope to be equally helpful in welcoming her back to our office! 

Every time I talk with students, I'm reminded of the excellent work of this faculty. Thank you for your efforts to help our students learn and grow, and for all that you do for Augustana.

-- Jeff Abernathy