Monday, March 14


5:00 PM - Sabbatical Leave Grant and Summer Research Stipend applications due.
See Announcements

Tuesday, March 15

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Dan Lee, Religion
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

8:00 PM - St. Patrick's Day Concert
Wallenberg Hall

Wednesday, March 16

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC Conference Room, 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

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

8:00 PM - Prose Reading
SAGA Art and Literary Magazine is having a prose reading
Tredway Library, Brew by the Slough

Thursday, March 17

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation - Matt Davis - "CSI and Anthropology: What Do They Have in Common?"
Centennial Hall

4:30 - 5:30 PM - "The Art and Science of Movie Computer Animation" lecture by Victor Schultz, a technical director specializing in lighting and look development. Schultz has worked on Star Wars II, Pirates of the Caribbean, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Spiderman 2 and 3.
Hanson Science 102

7:00 PM - Aaron Baker reads from his book, Mission Work
Hanson Hall of Science 102.

Friday, March 18

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations - An IDEA SRI Website Tour
presented by Jon Clauss, Lisa Allen, Amanda Baugous
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Gospel Choir Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, March 19

All Day - Celebrating Ideas: Bridging Communities with Augustana's Liberal Arts through the AGES
A fine art historical overview from the Augustana Art Museum Collection opens today. The exhibit runs through May 29.
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA

4:00 PM - Student Recital-Rachel Studt, cello
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Cantare Duo - Mary Neil and Susan Stone
A concernt/sabbatical report presentation
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, March 20

No Events Scheduled

Volume 8, Issue 22 - March 14, 2011


"Celebrating Ideas: Bridging Communities with Liberal Arts through the AGES"

In celebration of Augustana's 150th anniversary, a rich and diverse historical overview of art works from the Augustana College art collection will be exhibited in "Celebrating Ideas: Bridging Communities with Liberal Arts through the AGES" at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2dn Street, Davenport, Iowa March 19 - May 29, 2011.

As a valued employee of the college, we cordially invite you and your family to join our area alumni in attending the exhibit's opening night on Saturday, March 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. There is no cost to attend this evening event, and the entire Figge Art Museum will be open for viewing. Augustana faculty and art history students will serve as expert docents for the evening.

Reception and Augustana Art Museum Collection Exhibition Opening
Saturday, March 19, 2011
7:00-9:00 p.m.--Open viewing for area alumni and college employees
The Figge Art Museum, 225 West Second Street, Davenport

If you have any questions about this invitation please feel free to contact Anne Bergren. We hope to see you there!

"CSI and Anthropology: What Do they Have in Common?"
presented by Matthew Davis
Thursday, March 17, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 AM

This presentation will explore how a liberal arts education prepares students to meet the challenges present in various professional fields with particular focus on forensic science and criminal justice. The criminal justice system's emphasis on science and technology demands criminal investigators, attorneys, and even jurors evaluate information which likely falls outside their formal education and training. At the same time, popular culture informs, and in some cases misinforms, perceptions about forensic science and criminal justice. To address these challenges, responsible citizens must be capable of critical thought and various perspectives.

Matthew Davis is in his 13th year of service as a police officer. He has worked in patrol, investigative, and supervisory capacities. He also is an expert witness in forensic anthropology and an attorney licensed to practice law in Illinois.


Please join the Tea-Hour Series
Sabbatical Report presented by Taddy Kalas
"Gender-Neutral Tragedy -- Or Am I in Denial?"
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Thomas Tredway Library, second floor south

Taddy Kalas is looking at what she perceives as the androgynous nature of the theatre of Jean Racine, and testing her theories against some more gendered readings by other critics.

Thursday, March 17, 2011
7:00 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Aaron Baker, teacher of Poetry and Creative Writing for the English Department, is the author of Mission Work. His book of poetry won the 2009 Glasgow/Shenendoah Prize for Emerging Writers.

David Wojahn said of Aaron's poetry........Aaron Baker revisits the realm of childhood........he must sommon up the consciousness of a child who is being formed by two radically oppositional cultures, one of Christian convension, one of animistic strangeness........Baker honors both of these worlds.

Having lived in Washington state, Mexico, Germany, and Papua New Guinea, Aaron has lived a rich pattern. Come to Hanson Hall of Science Building Room 102 on Thursday and hear and taste the richness.

An IDEA SRI Website Tour
presented by Jon Clauss, Lisa Allen and Amanda Baugous
March 18, 2011
4:00 PM - Presentation
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center


Thursday, March 24, 2011
7:00 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Fiction writer Molly McNett reads from her work. McNett's book One Dog Happy is the winner of the 2008 John Simmons Award for fiction from the University of Iowa Press. McNett holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a teaching-writing fellow. In 2008 and 2009 her stories were awarded the Peden Prize from the Missouri Review, given a special mention in the Pushcart Prize series, and named as one of 100 Distinguished stories from the Best American Short Stories series, edited by Salmon Rushdie. She was recently awarded a fellowship to the MacDowell Colony, and is at work on a novel in stories. McNett teaches English composition at Northern Illinois University.


DEADLINE: Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 4:00 PM

The sole purpose of the Harold T. and Violet M. Jaeke Endowment is to recognize outstanding performance by members of the faculty and staff of Augustana College as reflected in personal leadership contributions that benefit students and the common life of the institution. The endowment provides for annual awards that will recognize and honor individuals who in the judgment of the selection committee reflect exceptional qualifications of this nature.

Nominations must be received in the Academic Affairs Office, 116 Founders Hall, no later than 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 31, 2011. Please hand deliver your nomination if the deadline is near. So that the selection committee can fully and fairly consider each nominee, they ask that you complete the nomination form--letters of nomination will not be reviewed. The committee also will not consider group/collaborative nominations (one nomination form with multiple signatures). Each recommendation requires a separate nomination form. Keep in mind that it is possible to receive the award ONE TIME ONLY. A list of past recipients can be found HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Koski in the Academic Affairs Office.


Register NOW for the 2011 Celebration of Learning!

...the Augustana College student research symposium

The Celebration of Learning is a student research symposium that began in 1997, and is the result of hundreds of hours of collaborative work between students and faculty members. The annual event provides a venue through which students can display and share the results of Senior Inquiry, Summer Research, Honors Capstone, or other advanced research projects.

Celebration of Learning '11

Register online here.
Registration closes Friday, April 15th at 11:55 PM.


The Faculty Research Committee seeks proposals for Sabbatical Leave Grants and Summer Research Stipends. Fundable items include faculty salary replacement (for Sabbatical Leave Grants), student salaries, special equipment, supplies, journal page costs, work in major archives, and additional study.

Proposals are due March 14, 2011 by 5:00 PM to Mary Koski in Academic Affairs. Please refer to the "Grants" page for more information, or contact any of the committee members: Jamie Nelson, Margaret Morse, David Arbesú, Jim van Howe, Patricia Shea, Ian Harrington.

FOOD READS: A discussion Group Dedicated to Food
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
4:00 PM
Tredway Library 518

"At its heart, a genuine food culture... an affinity between people and the land that feeds them." --Barbara Kingsolver

Join the discussion of one of America's most beloved books about food,
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
by Barbara Kingsolver & family

All are welcome.
We'll have something local to eat!
Excerpt from book is on Moodle under "library/Food Reads," key: "food."

Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Teaching
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Tredway Library

On Thursday, May 12, academic affairs will host a late-afternoon reception in the library for Augustana's faculty and board of trustees. This will be the second opportunity this academic year to update your record of achievements.

The library needs your scholarship published, performed or exhibited from August 31, 2010 through April 1, 2011-including books, journal articles, grants, SoTL articles, music compositions, plays, photos of works of art, papers or presentations at conferences. (Scholarship published, performed or exhibited after April 1 will be included in the next year's celebration.)

The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 2, 2011.

Work previously submitted to the library will be included-you need not send it again.

Rita Griffin, Library Secretary, x7266, or Carla Tracy will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Thursday, March 24, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Thursday, March 24, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Olin Auditorium

Thursday, April 7, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fine & Performing Arts Bergendoff 12
Language & Literature Old Main 125
Natural Science Science 102
History, Philsophy & Religion Old Main 332
Business & Education Evald 212
Social Sciences Old Main 122

Thursday, April 14, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Thursday, April 28, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Olin Auditorium

Thursday, May 5, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Saturday, May 7, 2011
11:30 AM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Thursday, May 10, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 304

Saturday, May 21, 2011
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Centennial Hall

April 7-9, 2011

This seminar will consider the material aspects of the energy problem alongside ethical questions and historical overviews. What will new energy sources look like and how will they be allocated? What by-products and long-term environmental consequences will result from these new technologies? As materials grow scarce, should some people or purposes be considered more worthy of resources than others? How does one prioritize energy usage across borders? We will consider the economic and political stakes of energy policy, and consider how an issue that affects the whole earth can or should be managed by national governments and international corporations.

This seminar will include talks by Heidi Levin (University of Chicago Energy Initiative) with Robert Rosner (Astronomy and Astrophysics), Travis Bradford (Business Management), David Archer (Geophysical Sciences) and Elizabeth Moyer (Geophysical Sciences).

If you would like to consider attending this seminar, please contact Ellen Hay by March 25, 2011. The College's membership covers some registration and housing costs for the seminar for up to two faculty. If approved by the Dean, complete the registration form, save it as "MFS.Energy" and attach it to an email to by noon on March 31, 2011.