Monday, October 4

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Pakistan Flood Relief Bake Sale
2nd floor of Tredway Library

11:30 AM - 4:30 PM - The Clothesline Project
Quad outside of Old Main

5:30 - 7:00 PM - Interfaith Understanding Group
Includes free pizza and beverage. Pls. RSVP to Pastor Priggie
Founders Hall Basement Lounge

7:30 - 9:30 PM - Rehearsal for Handel's Messiah
Centennial Hall 

Tuesday, October 5

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

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

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Dr. Eric Stewart (Religion)
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

4:00 PM - Food Reads: four essays from Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink
Thomas Tredway Library

6:00 - 7:00  PM - Tuition Exchange Informational Meeting
Olin 305

8:00 PM - Guest Artist, Kathy Karr, flutist, Louisville Orchestra, including a duet with Augustana flute instructor, Janet Stodd
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 - 10:00 PM - Homecoming Kickoff 2010
Lower quad

Wednesday, October 6

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study w/Pastor Priggie 
"Teachable Moments"
Bring a Bible, or one will be provided. Bring your lunch, if you wish
Chicago Room, College Center

7:00 PM - Homecoming Talent Show
Centennial Hall

Thursday, October 7

10:30 AM - Convocation: Illinois Appellate Court
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 AM - New-to-LSFY101 Meeting
Wilson Center

2:30 - 3:30  PM - Tuition Exchange Informational Meeting
Olin 305

Friday, October 8

All Day - Homecoming

4:00 PM - Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Teaching
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Tredway Library

8:00 PM - Guest Artist, Kathy Karr, flutist, Louisville Orchestra, including a duet with Augustana flute instructor, Janet Stodd
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Saturday, October 9

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Retirement Reception for Larry McCallum (Psychology)
Wilson Center

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Community Engagement Center Tailgate Party
Centennial Hall Parking Lot

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Fryxell Book Launch
Swenson Hall of Geosciences

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  - Signing the Beam
Opportunity for alumni, students, and entire campus community to sign a 2 x 12 beam that will be used within the Old Main reconstruction
Old Main

Sunday, October 10

All Day - Homecoming

7:00 PM - International Programs Information Session
Olin Auditorium



Volume 8 - Issue 7 - October 4, 2010


This week's ACTL newsletter is dedicated to my friend, colleague and teacher Michael Nolan.

If you listen to WVIK or have read the article in the Observer, you've heard others speak and write more eloquently than I can of his integrity, his sense of humor, his loyalty, to both the college and his friends and colleagues, and of his dedication to what we do here at Augustana College. Nor do I claim to know how to deal well with the death of someone close, someone whom I respected and admired, whose friendship and guidance I valued deeply. I can offer no advice on that.

As I sit here in his old office though, in the very chair where he spent God knows how many hours hard at work, I feel an obligation to pay my respects. He was indeed one of the kindest men I have known. He really would drop everything and offer a helping hand when asked.  He really was one of the most intellectually curious, rigorous thinkers that I have met in my lifetime-a true "liberal artist;" a man to emulate on so many levels.

While I don't know quite how to pay him the respect that he deserves, I need to attest to the huge impact that he has had on my life. All who have participated in the journalism program, worked with the English Department, the Honors program, the Reading/Writing Center, been a part of the Teagle consortium or the Adopt-a-School program should know what Michael Nolan did for this place. His impact on this college and on all the people that do or will call Augie home is a legacy that will last for many years to come. 

I will miss you Mike. I will be forever grateful for all you have done for me.


Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning