Monday, January 17

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LSFY Faculty Meeting "Teaching the Research Process in 10 Weeks or Less"
Wilson Center

5:00 PM - Deadline for submission of Faculty Research Grants
email to Mary Koski

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Interfaith Understanding Group
Free, and open to faculty, staff, administration
Loft, College Center, 2nd floor

6:30 PM - High School Honor Band Festival Finale Concert
Centennial Hall

Tuesday, January 18

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection: Inter-faith Service
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:00 - 5:30 PM - Food Reads
Four essays: M.F.K. Fisher "Three Swiss Inns," Joseph Wechsberg, "Demel's," Jane and Michael Stern, "Two For the Road: Havana, North Dakota," and Robert P. Coffin, "Night of Lobster." Readings are available on Moodle: Library/Food Reads/enrollment key "food"
518 Thomas Tredway Library

Wednesday, January 19

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

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group
led by Pastor Priggie, for faculty, staff and administrators
Bring your lunch, and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Contemporary Books Discussion Group "The Iliad"
Tom Banks, professor emeritus of classics, will lead a discussion of Homer's epic poem. The book is available for loan on a first-come basis at the Information Desk
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA

4:00 - 5:00 PM - President's Open Office Hour
Founders Hall

4:00 PM - Tea Hour Series: "Plato: The First Feminist" presented by Emil Kramer
Thomas Tredway Library, 2nd floor

7:00 PM - Hispanic Film Festival: Lake Tahoe
Film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Rated R
Free admission
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Thursday, January 20

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Forum on Faculty Handbook
Hanson Hall of Science 102

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Being on the Job Market Workshop
Evald Great Hall

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting
102 Hanson Hall of Science

7:00 PM - River Readings: Trifles
The first River Readings presentation of 2011 will be a staged reading of the 1916 play "Trifles" by Davenport-born playwright Susan Glaspell.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - French Film Festival: The Wedding Song (Le Chant des Mariées)
Rated R. Free Admission. Shown with English subtitles
304 Hanson Hall of Science

Friday, January 21

4:30 PM - Deadline for Augustana Summer Student Research Fellowships Applications

7:30 PM - Augustana Percussion Ensemble Concert
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

Saturday, January 22

Sunday, January 23

2:00 PM - Guest Artist, Dave Camwell, saxophone, will perform works by Piazzolla, Peterson, Muczynski, and Gotkovsky
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Volume 8, Issue 18 - January 17, 2011


Proposals are due January 17, 2011

The Faculty Research Committee seeks proposals for Faculty Research Awards in support of creative and scholarly work. Fundable items include (but are not limited to) student salaries, special equipment, supplies, journal page costs, work in major archives, and additional study. Any faculty member with academic rank, including full-time, joint-appointment, adjunct or part-time faculty, is eligible to apply. Please refer HERE for more information, or contact any of the committee members: Jamie Nelson, David Arbesú, Margaret Morse, Patricia Shea, and Jim vanHowe.

Monday, January 17, 2011
5:00 - 6:00 PM
College Center Loft

What IF instead of being divided by faith/philosophical traditions, we worked united on issues that mattered to us? What IF Augustana made Inter-Faith a reality on campus? Pizza, goodies, conversation, and a social cause with no boundaries will be provided. All students, faculty, administration and staff are invited.

January 19, 2010
Emil Kramer
4:00 PM
Thomas Tredway Library, Second Floor

Continuing work on the chapter on the pre-tenure and tenure process
Thursday, January 20, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Science 102

Presented by Sara Moslener, Religion Department
Thursday, January 20, 2011
10:30 - 11:20 AM
Evald Great Hall

As a service to our community, Sara Moslener of the Religion Department has organized a series of conversations for those among us who find themselves on the job market. On Thursday, January 20th, we will meet to discuss an increasingly important part of the academic job application process: your teaching philosophy. Questions like: what exactly is a teaching philosophy? What should it include? Is it okay to talk about failures or short-comings in my teaching experience? (or any of your own) will be considered. Please bring a draft of your own teaching philosophy (whatever its stage of development) to share with the group. We'll work together on the task of translating our pedagogical practices into well-written and engaging philosophies of teaching and learning.

Thursday, January 20, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
102 Hanson Hall of Science

River Readings at Augustana
Trifles by Susan Glaspell
a staged reading by students, directed by senior Bart Curtin
Thursday, January 20, 2011
7:00 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

In partnership with the Theatre Arts Department at Augustana, River Readings brings you a new literary experience--a staged reading of Susan Glaspell's play Trifles. Directed by senior Bart Curtin, in fulfillment of his senior inquiry projects in English and theatre, the play will be read by five Augustana students. Following the reading, Curtin, the actors, and Jeff Coussens, Director of Theatre, will answer questions. A Davenport native, Glaspell wrote Trifles in 1916 based on a murder case that she covered as a newspaper reporter in Des Moines. Glaspell helped found the Provincetown Players and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1931 for her play Alison's House.


Friday, January 21, 2011
Week Seven Seminar "Eaarth: Climate Change According to Bill McKibben"
3:30 PM Refreshments, 4:00 PM Discussion
Tredway Library, 2nd floor, south

Celebrating its 10th year at Augustana, Week Seven Seminar (W7S) is an informal discussion group by and for faculty. This term, W7S looks at the current state of the environment through the eyes of renowned writer Bill McKibben (who presented a lecture on campus Monday, October 18). The text that will spark discussion is a selection from McKibben's new book Eaarth. Environmental historian Brian Leech, who has been teaching history and LS classes for three years at Augustana, will lead the discussion. Please join your colleagues in a relaxed and lively discussion. The reading, along with supplementary texts (including McKibben's article in a recent New York Review of Books about the best of public radio), is on Moodle under Libary/Week Seven Seminar.

January 28, 2011
"Writing a Successful Grant Proposal"
3:30 PM Refreshments, 4:00 Discussion
Wilson Center

Experienced colleagues from the faculty and from the office of Corporate and Foundation Relations will be on hand to address

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching & Learning and the Office of Academic Affairs

February 4, 2011
Reception to Honor Illinois Professor of the Year, Dr. Lendol Calder
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Board Room, College Center

January 21, 2011

These 10-week fellowships, to be mentored by a faculty member, typically include a stipend of up to $3,000 plus some research/travel related expenses. Those performing research in the QCA will be eligible for housing as well. All materials, including the recommendation from the faculty mentor, will be handed in through the Summer Student Research Moodle Web Site. Please follow instructions on the website and be sure to use the provided MSword template for the proposal. For questions not answered by the website/application, please contact Jim van Howe, or the other members of the review committee: Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Bob Haak, Peter Kivisto, Joe McDowell, Jayne Rose, Bob Tallitsch, and Carla Tracy.

Seminar on Slave Narratives for History and English Faculty Members
Nomination Deadline: February 1, 2011

CIC, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the United Negro College Fund will cosponsor Slave Narratives: A Seminar for Faculty Members to be held at Yale University on June 12-15, 2011. This multidisciplinary seminar is open to full-time faculty members in history, English, and related fields. David Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University, will lead the seminar. There will be no expense for room, board, books, or the seminar program itself for faculty members selected to participate in the seminar. Guidelines and a nomination form are available on CIC's website at:

Increasing Student Success in Mathematics

The National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) will conduct a workshop, Increasing Student Success in Developmental and College-Level Math, on February 6-8, 2011, in Orlando, FL. This workshop is designed for those who wish to replicate successful programs. You may register for one or both parts of the workshop:

Women in Leadership Symposium
January 24-25, 2011
4:30 - 8:30 PM each day
4:30 Reception in College Center Loft
5:30-6:30 Dinner in College Center Loft
7:00-8:00 Workshops, Olin Center

Faculty, staff, administrators, students and prospective students are invited to attend a two-day symposium celebrating the accomplishments of women leaders and preparing women to be leaders in the future. Meet and learn from student leaders and community leaders in vocations such as business law, communications, public service, religion, and health care. This FREE event will be led by Jane Simonsen and senior Kendra Mulcahy.

Speakers will include Linda Newborn, John Deere; Berlinda tyler-Jamison, Trinity Health; Patricia Castro, state's attorney's office; Tamar Grimm, Tri-City Jewish Center; Amy Rowell, World Relief; Amy Calderone, WQAD-TV; and Katy Hasson, Rickridge High School principal.

For more information, contact Kendra Mulcahy.

"Islamic Ethics, the Position of Women in the Qur'an, in the Contemporary Society in Bangladesh, and in the Diaspora"
Presented by Umme Al-wazedi
Community Lecture Series
Sponsored by the Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
7:30 PM
Old Main 122

Thursday, February 3, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tredway Library, 2nd floor north

If Kindles, iPads, and Nooks sound like something from an episode of Star Trek, you're not alone. That is why ITS and the Tredway Library are teaming up to have a "Battle of the e-readers" session. We'll combine an impartial analysis with a hands-on look at the pros and cons of the various options. Pizza will be provided; please bring your own beverage.

Saturday, February 5, 2011
5:00 - 7:00 PM
College Center Dining Room

Tickets are on sale now - click here. The attendance record was broke last year. 526 members of Augustana and the Quad Cities community enjoyed this special celebration of international culture through cuisine. Join us for an all-you-can-eat buffet of dishes from all over the world. Tickets are $12.50; children under 4 are free, but they still need a ticket. Contact Jane Tiedge for more information.

A One-Day Conference on Sharing Evidence of Student Learning
April 30, 2011
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

What do you do in your classes that promotes student learning? What practices have you integrated into your teaching and how do you know they are working? What evidence do you have that students are learning?

Augustana is hosting a one-day conference designed for college instructors in our area to share what is happening in their classrooms. It is an opportunity to meet with others interested in teaching and learning, and discuss what we do and how we evaluate our effectiveness. Plans for the day include a keynote speaker and several concurrent sessions. Registration will be approximately $50 per participant and will include snacks and lunch. A more detailed program and registration information will be sent in mid-March.

You are invited to present your work at this conference. For example, you might discuss a department initiative, a course that you developed, a class assignment that you tried, an evaluation strategy that you used, or a special learning opportunity that you offered. If you are interested in presenting, please contact Ellen Hay.