Monday, March 21

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Sabbatical Report: Emil Kramer presents "Plato's Diaectical Pedagogy: Answering the "Why?" to the design of Plato's Symposium and Republic"
Wilson Center

Tuesday, March 22

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Visiting Diversity Scholar Sascha McKeon presents a Biology presentation and Life in Grad School
Hanson Hall of Science 102

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

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Chem Chats, presented by Visiting Diversity Scholar Alecia McCall
Hanson Hall of Science 203

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Eric Hanson '11
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

2:30 - 3:30 PM - Reception and Conversation with our Visiting Diversity Scholars Sascha McKeon and Alecia McCall
Open to Augustana Campus Community
Hanson Hall of Science 302

4:00 PM - Food Reads - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Tredway Library, Room 518

4:30 PM - Ann Boaden Book Reading: Light and Leaven: Women Who Shaped Augustana's First Century
Refreshments will be served
Wilson Center

Wednesday, March 23

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 - Conversation on Preparing or Improving Your Senior Inquiry Courses Olin 302

6:00 - 7:00 PM - After Hours
Tredway Library, Room 518

8:00 PM - M2 Duo
Violinist Machiko Ozawa and pianist Makia Matsumura are guests artists M2 Duo, playing "electroacoustic," tango, classical, soundtrack and world music
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, March 24

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Forum on Faculty Handbook CANCELLED

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

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Why NASA Matters
presented by Aaron Brown, aerospace engineer
304 Hanson Hall of Science

7:00 PM - The River Readings: Molly McNett
Fiction writer Molly McNett, winner of the 2008 John Simmons Award for Fiction from the University of Iowa Press, reads from her work
Reception to follow
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - Harry Markopolos: No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller"
Harry Markopolos details his nine-year effort to get the Securities & Exchange Commission to investigate Bernard Madoff
Centennial Hall

Friday, March 25

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations - Interpreting the IDEA SRI Feedback Form"
presented by Lisa Allen, Amanda Baugous, Jon Clauss, Mark Salisbury
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Saturday, March 26

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital: Janet Stodd, flute and piccolo
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, March 27

4:00 PM - Faculty Recital: Deborah Dakin, Viola; Robert Elfline, piano
Performing works by Baksa, Vieuxtemps, Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Britten
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building


Volume 8, Issue 23 - March 21, 2011


Monday, March 21, 2011
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wilson Center

Emil Kramer presents:

"Plato's Dialectical Pedagogy: Answering the "Why?" to the design Of
Plato's Symposium and Republic"

Upcoming Sabbatical Report Presentations:

Monday, March 28, 2011
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wilson Center

Molly Todd presents: "Beyond Displacement"
Molly will provide a brief overview of her book, which was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in December. The book examines collective organizing among Salvadoran peasant refugees during the 1980s.

John Dehnel presents: "Judicial Review in Support of the Dominant Coalition: The Supreme Court and the Politics of Finance, 1836-1873"
Dave will put his research on the 19th century Supreme Court in the context of current thinking about the role of the Court in American politics.


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 this informal and fun group to discuss everybody's favorite food book:
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
by Barbara Kingsolver & family

All are welcome.
Edible treats served.
An excerpt is on Moodle under "library/Food Reads," key: "food."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
4:30 PM
Wilson Center

They taught us, mentored us; they buoyed and illuminated our lives. But they don't appear in the official histories of most colleges, because their contributions existed outside formal administrative structures. Come hear Dr. Boaden read from her forthcoming book Light and Leaven: Women Who Shaped Augustana's First Century and hear the stories behind familiar names such as Anna Olsson, Inez Rundstrom, Henriette Naeseth, and Dorothy Parkander.

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.

Friday, March 25, 2011
4:00 PM - Presentation
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Join Mark Salisbury (Institutional Research and Assessment), Amanda Baugous and Lisa (Farinelli) Allen (Student Rating Supervisory Committee) this Friday to discuss:

"Interpreting the IDEA SRI Feedback Form"

This is the third component of training offered as we transition to the IDEA SRI. While targeted at those who have used the new form and received feedback, of course all are welcome to attend.

Becherer Hall on the Rivermont Campus
located directly off 18th Street
behind K&K Hardware
1821 Sunset Drive
Bettendorf, Iowa

Saturday, March 26, 2011
8:30 - 11:00 AM

Rivermont Collegiate invites the Augustana community to an open house from 8:30 - 11:30 AM on March 26, 2011. Come and take a tour of campus and learn more about Rivermont's philosophy and programs. Cindy Murray, Director of Admissions, will be on hand to provide tours and answer questions. Come explore Rivermont! In addition, Cindy Murray, Admission Director, would be happy to speak with Augustana families about Rivermont at any time (563) 359-1366 ext. 302, or

Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities' only private, independent, nonsectarian college prep school for student in preschool through twelfth grade.


Morris Dees presents: "With Justice for All"
Thursday, March 31, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Centennial Hall

Morris Dees joins us as our keynote speaker for the Augustana's second White Privilege Summit. In 1994, Morris Dees warned the U.S. attorney that radical militias were planning domestic terror strikes. Six months later, the Oklahoma City Bombing was tied to one such group.

As founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Dees uses the law like a sword in his battle against prejudice and hatred. In the 1980s and '90s, he bankrupted the K.K.K. and neo-Nazi groups with a series of historic lawsuits. Today, Dees focuses his attention on anti-government militias. In his brilliant expose, Gathering Storm: America's Militia Threat, Dees explains the dangers these groups represent. He is also author of A Lawyer's Journey, an autobiography, and Hate on Trial: The Case Against America's Most Dangerous Neo-Nazi. Dees was also the subject of the television move Line of Fire and portrayed in the feature film Ghosts of the Mississippi.

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.

April 29-30, 2011
Augustana College

A Conference on Teaching and Learning for Local Faculty

Hosted by Augustana College Office of Academic Affairs
and Augustana Center for Teaching and Learning

Frequently we use our professional meeting allowance to attend our discipline based conventions, and there is little "extra" funding to allow us to consider teaching and learning in a conference setting. To address this need, we are trying something new this year. On Saturday, April 30 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, we will be hosting our first "Making Learning Visible" conference. Faculty from Augustana, Loras College and Eastern Iowa Community College will share practices that have helped improve learning in their classrooms. Strategies such as concept mapping, experiential learning and service learning will be discussed as will teaching technologies such as Lecture Capture, Smartmusic, and Livescribe pens. Come and learn how blogs can provide usable program assessment or how we can take better advantage of international settings.

The cost is only $25.00 to cover food expenses (no cost to presenters) so it's a reasonable way to expand your teaching repertoire and spend informal time in conversation with others interested in college learning. Faculty from other area colleges have been invited to attend. A more detail program can be found HERE. Please let the Office of Academic Affairs know by Monday, April 18 if you will be attending, x7328.


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 logo

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

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.

March 19 - May 29, 2011

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 in Davenport.


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

Wednesday, April 6,2011
9:00 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

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.