Monday, March 28

5:00 PM - Summer Research Stipend Grant Applications DUE
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6:00 PM - Women Who Shaped Augustana's First Century, presented by Ann Boaden
Rock Island Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, IL

7:30 PM - The Other Side of Immigration
A documentary presented by Student Advocates for the Awareness of Refugee and Immigrant Issues
Hanson Hall of Sciences 102

Tuesday, March 29

10:45 AM - General Student Recital
Centennial Hall

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Ryan White, Director, Center for Vocational Reflection
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Wednesday, March 30

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

3:00 - 4:00 PM - President Bahls' Open Office Hour
Brew by the Slough, Tredway Library

6:00 - 7:00 PM - After Hours
Tredway Library, Room 518

8:00 PM - Wrestling with Angels & Demons by Augustana Theatre Arts Students
White Privilege Summit begins
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, March 31

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation/White Privilege Summit Keynote Address: Morris Dees presents "Whose America?"
Centennial Hall

1:15 - 6:15 PM - White Privilege Summit Concurrent Sessions
Free and open to the public
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4:30 PM - Michiru Shearer presents "Souvenirs From Japan", a demonstration of Japanese flower arrangement
Tredway Library, 2nd floor Exhibit Area

Friday, April 1

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Free Fresh Fruit Friday, sponsored by the Augustana Wellness Team
College Center Courtyard (rain location 2nd floor College Center)

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations - Shawn Beattie and Jon Clauss will discuss "Technology in Support of Teaching" - Olin 202
3:30 PM - Refreshments - Olin 201

4:30 - 6:30 PM - Reception for the 35th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition
Augustana College Art Museum, Centennial Hall

Saturday, April 2

1:30 - 2:30 PM - "Teaching Religion After 9/11: On Religious Violence, Public Scholarship, and My Cameo in the 'Ground Zero Mosque' Controversy" presented by Dr. Edward Curtis, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Hanson Hall of Science 102

4:00 PM - Student Recital - Amanda Tubay, violin
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - Second Baptist Church Academy Concert & Fundraiser
Augustana World Hand Drumming Small Ensemble, as well as the Sassy Pomegranates, and several other Augustana musicians will perform for a fund-raiser for the music lessons for children
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - The Golden Dragon Acrobats
Free Admission
Centennial Hall

Sunday, April 3

2:00 PM - Vienna Spring Term 2012 Informational Meeting
Olin 202

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Tea Hour Series - Araceli Masterson "Performing Reggaeton in the capital of Capital"
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south
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This Week's Message

During the Friday Conversation this week Shawn Beattie, Educational Technology Coordinator, and I will discuss Technology in Support of Teaching. I want to make clear up front that the emphasis is on Teaching, not Technology!

As I'm sure you know there has been a lot of talk recently about high-impact educational practices. We'll start the conversation this Friday by taking a look at several of the sources that have identified these classroom practices, beginning with Chickering & Gamson's "classic" Seven Principles for Good Practice, through George Kuh's work with the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), the Wabash National Study, right up to and including those practices identified in the recently published Academically Adrift that have been shown to have a significant impact on learning as measured by the Collegiate Learning Assessment tool.  Then we'll take a look at some tools that are available to us that can enhance the practices that you are using in your classroom. We'll explore ways that the technology can serve the pedagogy.

We'll also announce a grant opportunity for this summer for anyone interested in incorporating technological tools into their classroom and participating in the blended learning initiative. (Curious?)

We hope to see you at this Friday's Conversation. Until then have a productive week four!

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning