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

Faculty News

Paul Croll was a session organizer and presenter at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society (March 24-27, 2011) in St. Louis. He organized sessions on "Whiteness Studies" and "Race and Ethnicity" at the conference. He also was an invited panelist for the session titled "Publishing from Your Master's Thesis or Dissertation".

Greg Domski and research student Wiktoria Pecak '11 presented a poster titled 'New ruthenium (II) complex supported by ortho-metalatedphosphine-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene ligands: Synthesis, characterization, and catalytic activity' at the American Chemical Society National Meeting which was held in Anaheim, CA March 27 - March 31, 2011. The poster described the results of research conducted during Summer and Fall 2010 at Augustana College.

"Assessment of Oral Communication: A Major Review of the Historical Development and Trends in the Movement from 1975-2009" by Sherry Morreale, Phil Backlund, Ellen Hay and Mike Moore was published in the most recent issue of Communication Education.

Lisa Seidlitz has been chosen as a participant in the Baden-Württemberg Seminar for American Faculty in German and German Studies, which will take place June 20 to July 2, 2011. The seminar, which is sponsored by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science,
Research and the Arts, the University of Tübingen, and the German-American Fulbright Commission, offers professional development in all areas relevant to the teaching of German Studies including German Language, Literature, Culture, professional Education, Politics
and Higher Education. The seminar is based at Tübingen University and includes visits to other universities in the state.