Monday, September 13

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LSFY Faculty Meeting "Teaching the Liberal Arts at Augustana"
Wilson Center

Tuesday, September 14

11:00 AM - Farmer's Market
College Center Lobby

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Sara Moslener (Religion)
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

7:00 PM - Java Jews: Highly-caffeinated Klezmer Music!
free and open to the public
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, September 15

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study with Pastor Priggie "Teachable Moments"
Bring a Bible, or one will be provided. Bring your lunch, if you wish
Chicago Room, College Center

7:30 PM - Panel Discussion with Artists Represented in the Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building
followed by a reception in the Augustana College Art Museum

Thursday, September 16

10:30 AM - Convocation: "First Connections: A festival with artists represented in the Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection"
Centennial Hall

11:30 AM - New to LSFY 101 Lunch Meeting "Assignment Swap"
Wilson Center

4:30 - 6:00 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Dahl Room, College Center

Friday, September 17

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Pickin' & Pullin' Fridays at Augie Acres
6th Avenue between 32nd and 35th Street (up the hill west of Carver Center)

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations: "Strategic Bridge Planning Task Force"
presented by Kent Barnds
3:30 PM - refreshments
Child care available: contact Mary Koski

Saturday, September 18

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital-Angela Hand, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, September 19


Volume 8, Issue 4 - September 13, 2010

This Week's Message

This time of year, people commonly discuss what they accomplished over the summer. Even both my young daughters have been asked what they did over the summer, as they've rejoined and met new friends and teachers at school. I have always enjoyed the back-and-forth on this topic, because of the good memories and sense of achievement. However, this year I find myself thinking much more about what I have been asked to do, rather than what I have done.

This week at the Friday Conversation I have the opportunity to share a little bit about "what I have been asked to do this fall." Along with colleagues from across campus, I have been challenged to think about three distinct but interrelated topics at the college. The three areas include:

  1. considering an addendum to Authentically Augustana;
  2. reviewing our Campus Master Plan and identifying capital needs and priorities for the future, and
  3. exploring the possibility of combining the library with a dining and student center.

Thus far the work we are doing related to these three areas is imaginative and respectful of our values as a college. Please join me for a discussion of the issues we are considering.

I hope to see you on Friday afternoon.

Kent Barnds
Vice President of the College


If you are interested in viewing the membership of the three task forces please see the links below:

Strategic Bridge Plan Task Force

Capital Planning Task Force

Exploratory Task Force for combined center for dining, library and student activities