Monday, April 4

School Librarian Day - Take a minute today to appreciate all the hard work that our librarians do and the patience the librarians display daily

Tuesday, April 5

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

Wednesday, April 6

8:30 AM - "Vocation for Life" presented by Bob Haak
Part of the Up 'N Adam, Eve event, tickets: $4; includes a light brunch. Call (309) 762-3624 for tickets
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 13th Street, Moline, IL

9:00 - 10:00 AM - President Bahls gives the State of the College Address
Olin Auditorium

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC Conference Room, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

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

4:00 PM - Lecture - "How Fieldwork Uncovered the Real Sacajawea and Led Me to Live with a Shoshone Doctor: What I Did with My Augustana Degree)
Dr. Tom Johnson and Dr. Helen Johnson share their experiences living and working with Eastern Shoshone Indians
Free and open to the public
Evald 113

4:30 - 5:30 PM - After Hours
Tredway Library, Room 518

4:30 PM - Tea Hour Series "Performing Reggaetón in the capital of Capital"
Araceli Masterson will examine the consumption and production of Reggaetón, a form of Latin urban music
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south

8:00 PM - Guest Artist Nonsemble 6
Performing Arnold Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire" and Olivier Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time"
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, April 7

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation - Erin McKean presents "Is Everything You Know About the Dictionary Wrong?"
Centennial Hall

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Google Documents Workshop
Learn the basics of Google Documents. RSVP to
Olin 105

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Spring Term Division Meetings
see Announcements for locations

7:00 PM - Lecture: "Framing Art in the Liberal Arts" by Cathy Goebel
In conjunction with the Augustana exhibit "Celebrating Ideas: Bridging Communities with Augustana's Liberal Arts Through the AGES."
Admission and the lecture are free to Figge members and Augustana faculty, students and staff; the lecture is free with admission to non-members.
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second Street, Davenport, IA

Friday, April 8

Drop to avoid a "W" deadline

Saturday, April 9

8:00 AM - Longfellow Build a Playground Day Postponed until 4-30-11
Volunteers are needed to assist with the building of the Longfellow playground
Refreshments will be provided. All skills levels welcome.
Longfellow School, 4198 7th Avenue, Rock Island, IL

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Annual Planting of Augie Acres
Join Farm2Fork in the annual planting. Bring the family and enjoy a BBQ, beverages, and cookies.
6th Avenue and 32nd Street

7:00 PM - Clogustana Clogging Showcase
Free admission
Centennial Hal

Sunday, April 10

2:00 PM - Augustana Chamber Singers Spring Matinee
The ensemble, lead by Michael Zemek, will explore folk, jazz and renaissance styles
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

2:00 - 4:00 PM - Scandinavian Easter (Påsk) Workshop
The American Scandinavian Assoc. & the Augustana Scandinavian Club are hosting a community faculty craft workshop for all ages. Activities will include coloring Easter cards, dressing as Easter witched, eating semlor (Lented buns), and learning some Swedish words.
Free admission. Contact
Fellowship Hall, First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th Street, Rock Island, IL

Volume 8, Issue 25 - April 4, 2011


Araceli Masterson presents
"Performing Reggaetón in the capital of Capital"
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
4:30 PM
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south

This presentation examines the consumption and production of Reggaetón, and its (re)articulation from the global market to its performance in the local spaces of Madrid's discotecas latinas. Ecuadorian migrants' weekend gatherings in these sites make the necessary spaces to affirm their place as citizens and as migrants in Madrid. Prof. Masterson will analyze the performance of Reggaetón and reactions to this genre in the discoteques through the experiences of Ecuadorian migrant women, and keep gender as a category of analysis when analyzing the social, cultural and political constructions on the Ecuadorian immigrant in Spain's public discourse. The presentation will follow a more informal format, exploring both Prof. Masterson's thoughts on the subject, and aspects of the research experience.

Friday, April 8, 2011
4:00 PM - Presentation
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

"An Open Discussion on Cultural Diversity: A Benefit to Us All"

Presented by Chris Whitt, Paul Croll, Mark Anderson, and Eric Rowell

At this casual and open conversation on diversity, stories from many vantage points of diversity in higher education and specifically here at Augustana will be shared. It is important to address this issue in terms of not just faculty diversity, but in reference to diversity across the entire workforce at the college. Many times we look at diversity from the point of view of the institution and forget that the people whom we seek to fulfill our goals for institutional diversity are people with lives. Please come with open minds and open hearts. After the presentation and beginning discussions, you will also be able to share stories, questions, and opinions. This type of open dialogue will serve us very well as we continue to make strides and open our arms to diversity in the college's workforce while building bridges to the diverse community that surrounds our campus.

Saturday, April 9, 2011
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6th Avenue and 32nd Street

Come join Farm2Fork for their 2nd Annual Planting of Augie Acres. Bring the family and get a little dirty and enjoy a BBQ, beverages, and cookies.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
7:30 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
"Judaism: A Green Religion"
Presented by Sybil Sanchez, Director of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life

Why is Judaism inherently a green religion? What is the Jewish stance on energy, climate change, public health, and biodiversity? Sybil Sanchez, a leader in coordinating efforts in the Jewish community and beyond to work towards environmental change, will provide an overview of the textual basis for Jewish environmentalism. Sanchez will discuss COEJL's ongoing policy work as well as other efforts to mobilize the Jewish community, including the Jewish Energy Covenant Campaign. An advocate for years on social-justice issues, Sybil has served as executive director of the Jewish Labor Committee and director of UN Affairs at B'nai B'rith International. She has a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.

Spring Symposium
Thursday, April 14, 2011
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

The theme of this year's symposium is "Budget Deficits and Intergenerational Justice." The keynote address will be delivered by Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, a nation-wide non-partisan group advocating responsible fiscal policy. The Concord Coalition was founded in 1992 by the late former Senator Paul Tsongas (D-Mass), former Senator Warren Rudman (R-N.H.) and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Peter Peterson. Mr. Bixby's address will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Augustana faculty and community leaders and time for discussion and conversation.

by Gabrielle Lyon, Executive Director, Project Exploration
Thursday, April 14, 2011
7:00 PM
Olin Auditorium

What does it take to recruit and retain minority youth and girls to science? Project Exploration tackles the urgent need to ensure access to science for minority youth and girls. Executive Director Gabrielle Lyon will share Project Exploration's award-winning model for recruiting and retaining minority youth and girls in science, and propose a picture of what the lessons Project Exploration is learning suggest for creating an effective science learning environment in schools, out of school time settings, and across school systems.

Community Lecture Series
April 28, 2011
7:30 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Lisa Brothers Arbisser, M.D. will present a lecture entitled "Health Care: Business or Calling?" Dr. Arbisser is a member of the Center's Community Advisory Committee.

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. The day will open with a Keynote Address, followed by a session of concurrent student presentations, a light lunch and student poster session, and a second session of concurrent student presentations. After the presentations, all participants and their families and friends are invited to the Augustana College Art Museum to view the Senior Studio Student Art Exhibit.

Cel 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.

A One-Day Conference on Sharing Evidence of Student Learning
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration at 9:00 AM in the Lobby of Olin
April 30, 2011
Send $25 registration fee to Ellen Hay in Academic Affairs by April 18, 2011

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 (payable to Augustana College; send to: 116 Founders Hall) 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. Click HERE to register and for a conference schedule. Please let the Office of Academic Affairs (x7328) know by Monday, April 18 if you will be attending.

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.


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 21, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Evald 212

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

Monday-Tuesday, August 15-16, 2011
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM


To facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates with research experience desiring to pursue an advanced degree with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research, the Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The Registry is open to students and graduate schools in the fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Health Professions, History, Journalism and Communications, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/ Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.

Any undergraduate may go to to fill out a simple curriculum vitae form. There is no charge to the student or the student's institution and records will be made available to bona fide Graduate Schools that contract with CUR for this service. Organizations or companies seeking the students' information for other marketing purposes will not be granted access. Graduate School representatives may contact students to invite applications or visits to the campus and laboratory, or to share information about their research programs and financial support opportunities.

We hope that students who are currently in their junior year will register now, but anyone with undergraduate research experience may register at any time. You will be able to update your listing as appropriate, to include any summer research experience or information about Senior Theses and test scores.

CUR believes that this service will be a great benefit for both students and graduate schools by narrowing the search for the right match. So if you are interested in graduate school, please take a moment to register now. For more information or to login if you've already created a profile, please visit:

2011 Summer Adventures
June 20 - July 1st and July 18 - 30th

Rivermont summer school classes are open to public school children as well as Rivermont. Click HERE to see classes available.