Monday, April 18

Filing Deadline for 2010 Income Tax Returns

Deadline to register for Making Learning Visible Conference

2:30 PM - "Singular Value Decomposition: The Geometry of High Dimensional Data"
presented by Dr. Bruce Rogers, Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke University
Olin 201

Tuesday, April 19

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Interfaith Worship Service
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:00 - 5:30 PM - Food Reads
Readings are available on Moodle: Library/Food Reads/enrollment key: "food"
Tredway Library, Room 518

7:00 PM - "Eating Alaska" - Documentary film by Ellen Frankenstein
in celebration of Earth Week. The film follows the filmmaker's search for a sustainable, healthy and ethical meal. Viewing followed by discussion with the filmmaker.
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

8:00 PM - Student Composition Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, April 20

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

12:00 PM - Lunch 'n Learn, Assessing Our Food Choices
Learn amazing facts about the Nu Val Nutritional Scoring System presented by Hy-Vee dietitian, Dawn Blocklinger.
Bring your own brown bag sandwich. Side dishes and desserts will be provided. You must RSVP to reserve a spot for this event
Board Room, College Center, 2nd 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 - 4:00 PM - Beginning Access Workshop
Olin 105

7:00 PM - Senior Legacy Wine and Cheese Reception
Faculty and staff are invited to honor the senior class for their hard work and accomplishments
Abbey Station, 3031 5th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois

Thursday, April 21


10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation - "Chasing Chiles: Place-Based Food and Climate Change" by Gary Paul Nabhan
Centennial Hall

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

6:00 PM - Easter Recess Begins (No classes. Campus offices closed Friday and open Monday)

7:00 - Egypt, Athens, Rome - and Us: Five Millennia of Connections Through Art
presented by Emil Kramer
Figge Art Museum, 225 West 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa


Friday, April 22

No events scheduled

Saturday, April 23

8:00 PM - Easter Vigil
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Sunday, April 24

1:30 PM - Augustana Highlights Tour
Meet in the lobby for a guided tour of the Augustana exhibit, "Celebrating Ideas: Bridging Communities with Augustana's Liberal Arts Through the AGES," presented by students majoring in art history
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa


Volume 8, Issue 27 - April 18, 2011

Faculty News

On April 8, Deb Bracke presented a paper entitled, "Parental Involvement, Public Schools, and the Theory of Planned Behavior" at the American Education Research Association's Annual Meeting. Her research project (co-authored with Dan Corts) explores the possibility that social norms are the defining variable in determining what parents "will do" or "will not do" with regard to involvement in their child's education. From the results of this investigation, it is possible that the perception of participation as a "social norm" might actually increase the likelihood of parental involvement.

Deb Bracke, Chuck Hyser, and Mindi Mull are using the data obtained from this initial phase of the investigation to develop a series of ten 'parent-centered' workshops at Longfellow School. They are currently in week #7 of a ten-week program. Each week, the thirty-four participants (parents with their children) share a meal, a family conversation, and a learning activity that builds "new norms" and strengthens the home-school connection.

Jill Seaholm, Swenson Center, spoke for the Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado in Denver on April 2, 2011. Her talks were about the Swenson Center and its holdings and about searching genealogical databases and ways around their many errors and omissions.

Doug Tschopp presented a workshop on "Building a Stragetic Plan" at the PR Network Power Workshop in early April. This event for public relations, communications, and marketing professionals drew over 100 attendees and included 17 Augustana students that received scholarships to attend.