Monday, April 11

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LSFY Meeting
Wilson Center

Tuesday, April 12

10:45 AM - General Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

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

3:00 PM - Farewell Party for Christina Johansson
Swenson Center, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - Stone Lecture in Judaism
Sybil Sanchez presents: "Judaism: A Green Religion"
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, April 13

9:15 AM - Experience Augustana Day

10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC, 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
Founders Hall

4:00 PM - Masterclass with Midori Goto
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

4:00 PM - Tea Hour Series: "Kairos Prison Ministry and Making of 'Good Christian Women'" presented by Kristy Nabhan-Warren
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south

7:30 PM - "The Archaeology of Archaic Cretan Houses" presented by Margaret Mook, associate professor of classical studies at Iowa State University.
Free admission
Hanson Hall of Science 304

Thursday, April 14

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Forum on Faculty Load and Curriculum
Hanson Hall of Science 102

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

4:30 - 5:30 PM - After Hours
Tredway Library, Phi Beta Kappa Room

7:00 PM - River Readings at Augustana
Dora Malech reads from her poetry
reception to follow in languages foyer
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 - 9:30 PM - Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics Spring Symposium - "Budget Deficits and Intergenerational Justice"
Hanson Hall of Science 102

7:00 PM - "Unearthing the Hidden Curriculum" by Gabrielle Lyon
Free admission and open to the public
Olin Auditorium

7:00 PM - "What Are the Ideas and Where are the Bridges?" Sherry Maurer leads a gallery walk discussion of the Augustana exhibit at the Figge, "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. 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa

7:00 - 9:00 PM - "Budget Deficits and Intergenerational Justice"
Robet Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition presents the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Friday, April 15

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Google Documents Workshop
Olin 105

5:30 PM - Heartways Retreat
St. Mary's Monastery

Saturday, April 16

4:00 PM - Student Recital-Paige Anderson, trumpet
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, April 17

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra Concert, Masterworks 6
Centennial Hall

4:00 PM - Student Recital-Caitlin Gmitro, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building


Volume 8, Issue 26 - April 11, 2011


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 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.


Donation cans are found within the major buildings on campus
The building that has raise the most money
will win the honor to display the Japanese flag!

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.

Presented by Margaret Mook
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
7:30 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 304

Margaret Mook, associate professor of classical studies at Iowa State University, will speak on "The Archaeology of Archaic Cretan Houses." Her lecture is sponsored by the Archaelogical Institute of American.

The Archaic houses at Azoria, in eastern Crete, were built in the early 6th century BCE, and demonstrate construction of social space that remained architecturally unchanged in an urban center until the site's destruction in the early 5th century BCE. Individual house plans vary across the site, but all have basic elements in common: a kitchen, main hall, and storeroom.

The houses at Azoria contribute to our understanding of the form and function of the house in the Greek Aegean and the integration of domestic space in an urban context.

A classicist and archaeologist, Dr. Mook received her degrees from The College of Wooster (B.A. in Greek) and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis (M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics). Her research interests are Late Bronze Age, Early Iron Age, and Archaic Greece, and since 1984 she has conducted archaeological fieldwork on Crete.


Thursday, April 14, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Hanson Science 102

The 6/35 Committee, which has been studying faculty load and curriculum change, will be hosting a faculty forum on Thursday, April 14th, in Room 102 Hanson Hall of Science at 10:30 AM (before the Faculty Senate meeting). Alternative proposals (semesters and terms) for reducing faculty load to six courses along with attendant modifications in the curriculum will be discussed. Please join us.

Draft proposals will be circulated before the meeting. It is anticipated that a final proposal will be brought to the April 28th full-faculty meeting.

Thursday, April 14, 2011
7:00 PM
Reception to follow in languages foyer
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Dora Malech reads from her poetry. Dora, who served as an Iowa Writing Fellow at Augustana, earned her MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2005. She has been the recipient of a Frederick M. Clapp Poetry Writing Fellowship from Yale, a Truman Capote Fellowship and a Teaching-Writing Fellowship from the Writers' Workshop, a Glenn Schaeffer Poetry Award, a Writer's Fellowship at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy, and a 2010 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. The Waywiser Press published her first full-length collection of poems, Shore Ordered Ocean, in 2009 and the Cleveland State University Poetry Center published her second collection, Say So, in 2011. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, Poetry, Best New Poets, American Letters & Commentary, Poetry London, and The Yale Review. She has taught writing at the University of Iowa; Victoria University's International Institute of Modern Letters in Wellington, New Zealand; Kirkwood Community College; Augustana College; and Saint Mary's College of California. To read a selection of Dora's poems, see Moodle/library/River Readings.

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.

Presented by Sherry Maurer
7:00 PM
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa

Sherry C. Maurer, director of the Augustana College Art Museum, will lead a gallery walk discussion of the Augustana exhibit at the Figge, "Celebrating Ideas: Bridging Communities with Augustana's Liberal Arts Through the AGES."

The tour will explore ideas and images ranging from the 15th-century expansion of information in the printed book to the 20th-century extension of world view with satellite images.

This is the second of four lectures by Augustana faculty in April at the Figge Art Museum.

The Figge cafe and bar will open at 5 p.m. and there will be live music for this "Thursdays at the Figge" event.

Commentary on the Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection and its related 2010 catalogue, for which Maurer served as principal editor, will be included.

Presented by Robert Bixby
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, a non-partisan organization advocating fiscal responsibility in government, will present the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion.

The panel will include Brianna Ludeking, an Augustana senior; Douglas Hultquist, CEO of QCR Holdings, Inc., and a member of the Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics Community Advisory Committee; Christopher Marmé, professor of economics; and Paul Weissburg, assistant professor of political science.

Friday, April 15, 2011
4:00 PM - Presentation
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

"On the Trail of Galileo's Sunspots"

Presented by Tom Mayer

In summer 2010 Thomas Mayer spent three weeks in the UK and Ireland as part of his ongoing census of copies of Galileo's Sunspot Letters (1613). The book is important to his larger research project about Galileo's trial because the Roman Inquisition censored it before publication (not a normal practice) and made it the real cause of Galileo's troubles beginning in 1616. The Inquisition objected mainly to his attempt to use scripture in support of the Copernican theory that the earth moved around the sun, much less to the Copernican theory itself. The census indicates that although the book was never formally banned, it may nevertheless have been unofficially suppressed. The liberally illustrated talk will discuss some of the two dozen copies in British and Irish repositories and will offer a few observations about the highly interesting collecting history of the book.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Food Reads Discussion on Wendell Berry
4:00 PM
Tredway Library, Room 518

Join an informal discussion on three essays by renowned farmer and writer, Wendell Berry, along with two more by Paarlberg and Lappe, arguing against and for eating organically. This is the last Food Reads discussion of the year. Come for talk and refreshments made with local foods. Readings are on Moodle/Library/Food Reads/key: "food."

"Eating Alaska" with filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein
7:00 PM
Olin Auditorium

What happens to a vegetarian who moves to Alaska and marries a commercial fisherman and deer hunter? See the film, and talk with the filmmaker herself to answer the question. Maybe eating ethically depends on where and with whom you live.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Abbey Station, 3031 5th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois

Faculty, administrators and staff are invited to join the Augustana Class of 2011 for a special wine and cheese reception to honor their hard work and accomplishments. Please share this annual event with us and bid our graduating seniors farewell. Please RSVP to or 309-794-7733 by April 10th, so the correct amount of refreshments can be ordered.

"Food Diversity, Food Security and Climate Change"
Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan
Thursday, April 21, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Centennial Hall

Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, seed saver, conservation biologist and sustainable agriculture activist who has been called "the father of the local food movement" by Mother Earth News. Gary is also an orchard-keeper, wild forager and Ecumenical Franciscan brother in his hometown of Patagonia, Arizona near the Mexican border.

He is the author or editor of twenty-four books and will be focusing his talk on his latest book, Food Diversity, Food Security and Climate Change. For his writing and collaborative conservation work, he has been honored with many awards, including a MacArthur "genius" award.

He works as most of the year as a research scientist at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona, and the rest as co-founder-facilitator of several food and farming alliances, including Renewing America's Food Traditions and Flavors Without Borders.

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.

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
4:30 - 5:30 PM

Tredway Library, 2nd Floor, South

On Thursday, May 12, Academic Affairs will host a reception in the library for Augustana's faculty, students 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.

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

All faculty and staff are invited to the Recognition of Student Honors at 11:30 AM in Hanson Hall of Science Room 102, in conjunction with the Celebration of Learning, scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2011. This program will honor underclassmen receiving honors. Please mark your calendar. Faculty will not don academic regalia.

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

All faculty and staff are invited to the Senior Honors Convocation scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 12:00 PM in Centennial Hall. The ceremony recognizes academic honors for the senior class, special departmental honors, Phi Beta Kappa members, as well as other awards. All full-time faculty are invited to participate in academic regalia, but it is understood that conflicts may not allow you to be in the procession. Please mark your calendar and look for more details in your email box soon.

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. All Augustana faculty, staff, administration and students are admitted into the museum FREE until the end of May. One hundred works of art from Augustana's Liberal Arts through the AGES collection, ancient through contemporary, are currently on display. Every Thursday night at 7:00 PM during the month of April there will be a talk and tour by an Augustana professor on the collection and the project. Each work of art is exhibited with a panel written by an Augustana student or member of the faculty/administration. Catalogs are provided free of charge until the supply runs out. For more information on these faculty talks, click HERE. There will also be free student-led tours of the exhibit every Sunday in April from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.


Thursday, April 14, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

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

August 15-16, 2011


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.