Monday, April 25

Administrative Professionals Week

No Classes Today

Tuesday, April 26

Regular Monday schedule for classes in effect

Wednesday, April 27

9:00 AM - Google Documents Workshop
Olin 105

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

3:00 PM - Beginning Access Workshop
Olin 105

5:00 - 7:00 PM - Augustana and Whitey's Guinness World Record Celebration
Old Main

Thursday, April 28

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - All-Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

11:30 AM - Introduction to the Butler Information Network
Heidi Wright will explain how employees may access information about their health plans, Flexible Spending Account and other data online.
Business Office, Sorensen Hall

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Tea-Hour Series/PTPL Report Presentation
Meg Gillette presents "Modern Abortion Narratives and the Century of Silence"
Tredway Library, second floor, south

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

7:00 PM - Adaptive Significance of White Plumage Color in High Arctic Gyrfalcons
presented by Jeff Johnson, Univ. of North Texas
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Obseratory

7:00 PM - Linking the Verbal and the Visual Text
Taddy Kalas will discuss bridges between the art and literature of early modern France.
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second Street, Davenport, Iowa

7:00 PM - Writing the Body: A Poetry Reading
Farah Marklevits and Erin Bertram will read their poetry. Winners of the National Poetry Month Trash Poetry Contest will be announced
Cool Beanz, 1325 30th Street, Rock Island, Illinois

7:30 PM - Health Care: Business or Calling?
Lisa Brothers Arbisser, M.D. will present a lecture entitled "Health Care: Business or Calling?"
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Friday, April 29

4:00 PM - Week Seven Seminar (in Week 8)
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Tredway Library, 2nd floor, south

3:30 PM - "Learning in Immersion Terms" presented by Kevin Geedey, Reuben Heine, Ian Harrington
Wilson Center

7:30 PM - Our Town theatre performance
General admission: $11 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (full-time, any school), children, faculty/staff; $7 for students required to attend for class (faculty member must supply class roster in advance)
Potter Hall, Bergendoff Building

Saturday, April 30

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

1:00 PM - Webster Competition
Wallenberg Hall, Denkman Building

4:00 PM - Student Recital-Samantha Haake, Flute
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - Our Town theatre performance
General admission: $11 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (full-time, any school), children, faculty/staff; $7 for students required to attend for class (faculty member must supply class roster in advance)
Potter Hall, Bergendoff Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert
Performing Brahm's "Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68" and "Overture" by Shostakovich.
Centennial Hall

Sunday, April 31

1:30 PM - Our Town theatre performance
General admission: $11 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (full-time, any school), children, faculty/staff; $7 for students required to attend for class (faculty member must supply class roster in advance)
Potter Hall, Bergendoff Building

2:00 PM - Student Recital-Kristin Schweppe, voice & Brad Moran, piano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - 2011 Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust
Walter W. Reed will be the featured speaker at Yom Hashoah 2011, the Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust. Augustana Chamber Singers will perform, along with Janina Ehrlich, cello, and Stephen A. Steely, organ
Temple Emanuel, 1115 Mississippi Avenue, Davenport, Iowa

7:30 PM - Augustana Percussion Ensemble Concert
End-of-the-year concert for the Augustana Percussion Ensemble. They will perform works of various composers. One piece will exclusively employ the use of tables.
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Building

Volume 8, Issue 28 - April 25, 2011


Hasselmo Prize for Academic Pursuit

Established by Dr. Nils Hasselmo, Class of 1957, in recognition of the ways in which his Augustana education both informed and transformed his life and vocational calling, this prize funds a yearly award (up to $5,000) to enrich the experience of a student who has demonstrated academic excellence and who expresses an intent to pursue higher education teaching and/or research as a vocation.

This award is intended to be in addition to any financial assistance the student is receiving and not in place of existing student financial assistance. Upon selection, the recipient will be asked to meet with the dean and draft a plan for how prize funding will be used toward the pursuit of higher education teaching and/or research as a vocational goal.  For example, funds from the prize can used to support student research or creative endeavors, attend professional meetings, travel to special collections, laboratories or other resources, or any unique academically rigorous opportunity not typically available.  The prize must be used during the 2011-2012 school year (including summer, 2011).

Nominations for these awards should be made by department chairs.  The chair should discuss the student's academic record and his/her potential for a future academic position in higher education. Preference will be given to applicants who will be seniors in the fall of 2011.   Nominations should be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by May 1, 2011.  The dean and associate deans will determine the recipient.  

The selection will be announced at the 2011 Undergraduate Honors Convocation.  The recipient is expected to report on his/her experience at the 2012 Celebration of Learning and submit a one-page written summary to the Office of Advancement by May 1, 2012. 

"A Calling to Embrace Civility:
Lutheran Higher Education in the Public Arena"
August 1 - 3, 2011
Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

The 17th annual Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference will convene once again at Augsburg College in Minneapolis from Monday, August 1 - Wednesday, August 3. The conference will begin with dinner at 5:00 PM on August 1 and conclude by 1:30 PM on August 3. The theme of this year's conference is "A Calling to Embrace Civility: Lutheran Higher Education in the Public Arena." We will explore the many ways in which we engage the community and the various public roles we play in light of our vocation in higher education, addressing the perspectives of both administrators and faculty. We will also offer opportunities for participants to orient themselves to the idea of "the vocation of a Lutheran college" if they are new to this ongoing conversation.

The costs of this conference are paid by the ELCA and Augustana for up to five attendees. There is no cost to you.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Bob Haak (x 8614).

Wednesday, April 27, 2010
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Quad Near Old Main (rain location Evald Great Hall)

The Augustana College, Whitey's Ice Cream, Longfellow Liberal Arts Elementary, and the Quad-City community will gather to celebrate the Guinness World Record set for the longest chain of people licking ice cream on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 5-7 PM in the Quad near Old Main (rain location Evald Great Hall). World record participants are encouraged to attend. The celebration will include eating Augustana Viking Pride ice cream, signing a world record banner to display throughout the Quad Cities and the opportunity for participants to pose with the record certificate for picture taking.

The college and the Quad-City community came together a year ago to beat the record set in 2009 by 2,500 people in De Valladolid, Spain. Augustana chose to challenge the record with the new Whitey's ice cream flavor, "Augustana Viking Pride," which was created to honor the college's sesquicentennial anniversary. Earlier this month, Guinness World Records informed Augustana College that the 2,694 people who gathered on Ericson Field on April 20, 2010, had officially beaten the record.

"Modern Abortion Narratives and the Century of Silence"
Presented by Meg Gillette
April 28, 2011
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Tredway Library, second floor south

Meg Gillette will discuss her research on representations of abortion in early twentieth-century American literature. While historians of American abortion politics have long declared the era of criminalized abortion (from 1880 to 1973) a "century of silence," a time when "on the public level abortion was rarely discussed," Meg Gillette argues that there was indeed a vigorous public abortion discourse during the early twentieth-century, one that appeared not in the newspapers, medical and court cases of public record, but in the stories, plays, and poems penned by modern writers. A look at how modern literature taught readers about abortion and called them to judge for themselves America's anti-abortion laws, this talk credits modern literature as a significant player in the development of today's abortion politics.


presented by Dr. Jeff Johnson, University of North Texas
Thursday, April 28, 2011
7:00 PM
John Deere Planetarium Lecture Hall

Dr. Johnson is a member of the research team with Augustana's Jennifer Burnham who spend several weeks in northwest Greenland each summer studying bird populations, genetics, and environmental pollution. Dr. Johnson is interested in evolution and conservation biology, especially the adaptive significance of genetic diversity and the effects of increased population fragmentation and isolation. His appearance is funded by Augustana's Institute for Leadership and Service.

presented by Taddy Kalas
Thursday, April 28, 2011
7:00 PM
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa

Taddy Kalas will discuss bridges between the art and literature of early modern France.

This is the fourth of four lectures by Augustana faculty in April at the Figge Art Museum. The lecture is in conjunction with the Augustana exhibit "Celebrating Ideas: Bridging Communities with Augustana's Liberal Arts Through the AGES."

The Figge cafe and bar will open at 5 p.m. and there will be live music for this "Thursdays at the Figge" event. Admission and the lecture are free to Figge members and Augustana faculty, students and staff; the lecture is free with admission to non-members.

Farah Marklevits and Erin Bertram
Fellowship Instructors in English at Augustana
Thursday, April 28, 2011
7:00 PM
Cool Beanz Coffeehouse

Free admission! (donations benefit Literacy is for Eeryone). Winners of the National Poetry Month Trash Poetry contest will be announced. Please contact Erin Bertram for more information.

Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics 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.

WEEK 7 SEMINAR (in Week 8)
Friday, April 29, 2011
4:00 PM - Presentation
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Tredway Library, 2nd floor, south

Celebrate National Poetry Month with faculty colleagues in an informal, relaxed discussion of two short essays by William Stafford, "Where 'Yellow Cars' Comes From" and "The Door Called Poetry," which examine the process of writing and teaching from a poet's point of view. Bring a poem that you love, too, to share, exclaim over, discuss, and inspire. Enjoy the next to last day of April with friends and a bit of verse. The essays are available on Moodle: Library/Week Seven Seminar.

Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Teaching
Thursday, May 12, 2011
4:45 - 6:00 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.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
4:00 PM
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south

Please join us in celebrating not one but two hot-off-the press books about Augustana history-Ann Boaden's Light and Leaven: Women Who Shaped Augustana's First Century and the library staff's Reflecting on the Past: 150 Years of Augustana Stories. Salute the authors, buy a book (authors would love to sign your book!), and enjoy tea and cookies. We look forward to seeing you at our party!


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.


Eight graduating studio art students will have a portfolio of their work exhibited at the Augustana College Art Museum May 7-21, 2011 (closed for exams May 17-19). Slated to participate are: Anita Cook, Holly Gore, Anny Hasse, Gina Jarrell, Stephanie Sarb, Kelly Spreitzer, Cassie Trent and Audrey Waner. The exhibiting artists will discuss their art in the Augustana College Art Museum during a 50-minute walking tour program on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 10:30 AM. Art Museum hours are Noon to 4:00 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, contact (309) 794-7231 weekdays.

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 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
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

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.