Monday, November 15

7:30 AM - Classes Begin

4:00 PM - President's Open Office Hour
Founders Hall

4:00 PM - All LSFY Meeting CANCELLED
Wilson Center

Tuesday, November 16

11:30 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Anna Cronin, '11
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Wednesday, November 17

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study with Pastor Priggie
Bring a lunch if you wish
Chicago Room, College Center

Thursday, November 18

10:30 AM - 3:30 PM - SGA Blood Drive
To donate, contact Anna Knepler
College Center Board Room and Loft Area

10:30 - 11:30 AM - LSFY 102 Convocation: From Antiquity to Modernity: How does exploring the past deepen our understanding of the human condition?
Centennial Hall

11:30 - 12:30 - Faculty Forum on Faculty Handbook
Hanson Science 102

3:30 - 4:30 PM - After Hours Poetry & Prose
Thomas Tredway Library, Room 518

Friday, November 19

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations: Learning Communities: Ideas for High-Impact Learning Experiences"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

5:30 PM - American Scandinavian Association Lutfisk Dinner
College Center Board Room

8:00 - 9:15 PM - Opera@Augustana Truce of Carols
A one-act opera in English and German, based in part on the story of the spontaneous 1914 WWI Christmas ceasefire. The performance i s about 80 minutes and suitable for all ages.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, November 20

8:00 - 9:15 PM - Opera@Augustana Truce of Carols
A one-act opera in English and German, based in part on the story of the spontaneous 1914 WWI Christmas ceasefire. The performance i s about 80 minutes and suitable for all ages.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, November 21

4:00 PM - Summer in Sweden Informational Meeting
Denkmann B5

8:00 - 9:15 PM - Opera@Augustana Truce of Carols
A one-act opera in English and German, based in part on the story of the spontaneous 1914 WWI Christmas ceasefire. The performance i s about 80 minutes and suitable for all ages.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Volume 8, Issue 12 - November 15, 2010


CONVOCATION:  "From antiquity to modernity:
understanding the human condition"
Thursday, November 18, 2010
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Centennial Hall

Faculty members will present this annual convocation which centers on the Liberal Studies 102 first-year class. Members of Augustana's faculty will help frame the question by presenting ideas, issues, music and artistic images from the ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and modern periods.

Thursday, November 18, 2010
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hanson Science 102

Up for discussion is the reorganization of the information on separation from the college. What is currently section 2.2.3 has been moved to Chap. 6. All chapters reviewed to date along with notes from the previous forums are available on Moodle: Faculty/Staff Groups/Handbook Reorganization.

December 2, 2010
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Library, 2nd Floor South

Celebrate Swedish Christmas traditionas and the close of the College's 150th year with cookies and hot cider, Swedish Christmas music, a visit from Santa Lucia, and displays about Swedish Christmas traditions at Augustana.

DUE DECEMBER 15, 2010.


The National Academies is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2011 Jefferson Science Fellowship (JSF) program. Now in its 8th year, the JSF program is a model for engaging the American academic science, technology, and engineering communities in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy.

Jefferson Science Fellows spend one year at the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, DC and may periodically travel to U.S. foreign embassies and/or missions. JSF awards are open to tenured academic scientists, technologists and engineers from U.S. educational institutions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and will be required to obtain a security clearance.

The online application and instructions can be found on the JSF website.
At least 10 Fellows are expected to be selected for the 2011 program.  The application deadline is January 14, 2011. Finalists will be interviewed in late February, and applicants will be notified of selection decisions by early March. The 2011 Jefferson Science Fellows will report to the Department of State or Agency for International Development on or about August 15, 2011.

Thinking from Below: the Place of the Everyday in Contemporary Scholarship
The Lutheran Academy of Scholars Summer Seminar
Harvard University
June 20-July 1, 2011

The Lutheran Academy of Scholars invites faculty from all fields of study to consider the often overlooked profundities of everyday life.  A widely held stereotype views academics and intellectuals as those who rise above the contingencies of the everyday life to contemplate higher, ideal truths.  Counter to that image, artists and intellectuals today have a converging interest in understanding the human condition "from below," i.e. with detailed attention to the everyday behavior of people.  In many fields of study, a consensus is emerging that we get a window into "the human" not by broad theorizing about "humanity" but by studying the details of human lives as actually lived.  This current re-appropriation of the mundane corresponds to and has roots in Luther's and Lutheranism's interest in the everyday: the priesthood of all believers, the understanding of secular life as vocation, the theology of the cross, God's presence in the sacraments.  This seminar will explore ways these Lutheran themes converge with the range of re-appropriations of the quotidian evident throughout the academy today.

Dr. Ronald Thiemann will conduct the seminar each morning with participants taking turns presenting the common readings.  Afternoons and evenings are unscheduled times when participants will prepare for seminar discussions of common texts as well as pursue their individual research projects relating to the seminar theme.  Participants will have access to Harvard's libraries during the two weeks as well as borrowing privileges from the Harvard Divinity School Library.  During the final two days of the seminar, participants will share their research projects (with the understanding that these projects may still be at relatively early stages of completion).  We anticipate a reunion meeting during the summer of 2012 when seminar participants would meet to present their completed research projects.

Up to eight seminar members will be selected. Each will receive a $1,000 stipend for participation in the seminar in addition to $400 to defray costs while in Cambridge.  Lodging will be provided by the Academy.   Travel costs of participants are to be covered by participants' home institutions.

Applications are due March 1, 2011.   Seminar participants will be selected by March 15, 2011.  Applications should include: a letter of application, a current c.v., a one-page description of the applicant's scholarly project, and a letter of endorsement from the applicant's dean. Institutions not currently members of the Academy will be responsible for a $1000 subsidy for seminar expenses. Please send applications to George Connell, Director, Lutheran Academy of Scholars, Concordia College, 901 8th St. So., Moorhead, MN 56562. Please direct any questions to George Connell at

Thursday, December 9, 2010
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Fine & Performing Arts

Bergendoff 12

Language and Literature

Old Main 125

Natural Science

Hanson Science 102

History, Philosophy and Religion

Old Main 332

Business and Education

Evald 212

Social Sciences

Old Main 122


Tuesday, December 14, 2010
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building