Monday, September 26

6:00 PM - Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit and the Landscapes of Home
Dr. Nancy Huse, professor emerita presents this first-person interpretation of Beatrix Potter and her multiple accomplishments.
Free admission
Windmill Cultural Center, 111 10th Avenue, Fulton, IL 61252

Tuesday, September 27

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

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Ekklesia Study Group
Old Main 121

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Erin Freund, Harp
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, September 28

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC Conference Room, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group "What if Jesus Meant the Stuff He Said?
led by Pastor Priggie, for faculty, staff, and administrators
Bring your lunch and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

Thursday, September 29

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting
Hanson Hall of Science 102

7:00 PM - River Readings at Augustana
Legendary Poet Gerald Stern will recite some of his works. Stern is a former poet laureate of New Jersey and winner of many awards for his poetry and essays.
Refreshments and book signings to follow
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Friday, September 30

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Family Weekend

Saturday, October 1

8:00 - 9:30 PM - Baby Wants Candy with Matt Corey
A musical theater company will improvise a musical based on audience suggestion. Saxophonist Matt Corey will open the show.
Free for Augustana student and staff with ID; $8 general admission
Centennial Hall

Sunday, October 2

8:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra Concert
Call Symphony office for ticket information 563-322-0931
Centennial Hall


Volume 9, Issue 6 - September 26, 2011


Saga's Alumni and Professor Reading
Thursday, October 20, 2011
5:00 PM
Cool Beanz Coffeehouse

This year during Homecoming week, Saga Art and Literary Magazine will be hosting an Alumni and Professor reading. They would like to extend this invitation to you to join them on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 5:00 PM and share your own work, your favorite work by a famous author, or for you to just come and listen and enjoy the evening as faculty and alumni alike share their literary saga at Cool Beanz Coffeehouse. If you would like to join Saga for homecoming weekend, Saga will also be participating in the Cardboard Regatta on Saturday morning during the Homecoming Festival. Please call or email with reservations or questions. Saga Co-Editors-in-Chief Nathan McDowell 563-940-7872 and Ashley Higuchi 720-244-1873.

River Readings at Augusta Kick-Off
Thursday, September 29, 2011
7:00 PM - Refreshments and book signings to follow
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

This year's River Readings at Augustana kicks off Thursday, September 29, 2011 with legendary poet Gerald Stern.

To help you better savor Stern's visit, Margi Rogal and Diane Gehn have placed several of his poems and an essay on Moodle. Check out "Save the Last Dance for Me"; that is, if you like poems about hyper little Chihuahua dogs, and who doesn't like poems about hyper little Chihuahuas, especially when they're also about Love in the age of the Klu Klux Klan? The poem, and all the work on Moodle, is well worth the five minutes it will take to pull them up and print them off.

Log into Moodle
Click on Library
Click on River Readings
Enter password: "readings"
Click on Stern's pdf files
Print or just read on the screen

Furthermore, the library has several of his books available, conveniently located near the new display put up in his honor.

Author Bio: Gerald Stern's work became widely recognized after the 1977 publication of Lucky Life, which was that year's Lamont Poetry Selection, and of a series of essays on writing poetry in American Poetry Review. He has subsequently been given many prestigious awards for his writing, including the 1996 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and a National Book Award for poetry in 1998 for his book, This Time: New and Selected Poems. He was Poet Laureate of New Jersey from 2000 to 2002, and received the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets in 2005. Since 2006, Stern has been a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.


Help us celebrate the 10th Annual International Food Festival!

For this 10th anniversary we are working hard to have some new and exciting dishes for you to enjoy and we hope to have a few surprises as well! Over the past few years we have been asked to put together a cookbook of not only the recipes of the dishes served, but also to include favorites from the Augustana Community. We need your favorite recipes! Go exotic! Go international! Go Midwest or Southwestern! Whatever you want - we'd love to have your favorite recipes. The book will be published and available for sale at the Food Festival which will be held on Saturday, February 4th, and throughout the spring term.

What do we need from you? We need 3 - 4 recipes. Please include all ingredients, measurements and instructions. Send your recipes to Jane Tiedge
When do we need them? Friday, September 30, 2011

Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will go to help support international students on campus.

The Center for the Study of Ethics presents a lecture by Roy Doliner
"Eternal People, Eternal City:
The History of Jewish-Christian Relations in Rome"
Monday, October 3, 2011
7:00 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and the Augustana Institute for Leadership and Service join the Center for the Study of Ethics in sponsoring this event. An award-winning playwright, Roy Doliner is the co-author with Benjamin Blech of The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo's Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican, a New York Times bestseller. Doliner lives in Rome, where he has introduced several groups of Augustana students to the Jewish history of Rome, an engaging presentation that is invariably a highlight of the trip. His lecture will draw upon this material. He is returning to the United States for a few days to attend a wedding and to give a series of lectures at Yale University and has included us on his itinerary.



Women's & Gender Studies
Tea Hour Series
"Liberal Feminist Narratives and the Lives of Buddhist Nuns"
presented by Nirmala S. Salgado
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
4:00 PM
Old Main 125

Winter Term
Erin Bertram
"Stand Next to Me Closely: Literary Collage and The Vanishing of Camille Claudel"
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
4:00 PM ~ Evald Great Hall

Kelly Murphy
"Conquering Canaan and Making Men?: Masculinity in the Book of Judges"
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
4:00 PM ~ Evald Great Hall

Spring Term
Laura Hartman
"Modesty: Rethinking an Ancient Virtue"
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
4:00 PM ~ Evald Great Hall

Farah Marklevits
"Electrical the Embryo: An Alternative Guide to Pregnancy"
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
4:00 PM ~ Evald Great Hall

Shane Claiborne

"What if Jesus Meant the Stuff He Said?"
Thursday, October 6, 2011
10:30 - 11:20 AM
Centennial Hall

Sell what you have and give it to the poor. Consider the lilies and the sparrows and live like them. Love your enemies. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Put away the sword or you will die by it. If you want to find your life, give it away. The Kingdom of God belongs to the poor, the meek, the merciful, the peacemakers...Welcome to the upside-down Kingdom.

What would the world look like if we took Jesus seriously? Shane Claiborne unveils the tragic messes we've made of our world and the tangible hope that another world is possible. Shane graduated from Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania, and did graduate work at Princeton Seminary. He is a founding partner of The Simple Way, a faith community in inner city Philadelphia that has helped to birth and connect radical communities around the world. The community is called an example of the New Monasticism movement. Claiborne is also an activist for nonviolence and service to the poor.
Shane writes and travels extensively speaking about peacemaking, social justice and Jesus.

Wesley Acres Produce Open House
Sunday, October 16, 2011
3:00 - 5:00 PM
2800 Coyne Center Road, Milan, IL

Wesley Acres Produce is hosting an open house on October 16, 2011 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Produce, farm tours, fresh goat yogurt tasting, cheese tasting, fresh custard with eggs and milk, and goat ice cream tastings will be available. The folks at Wesley Acres hope that everyone will be able to attend. Please RSVP to Jim Johansen, 309-787-1341.



Augustana College Studio Art Faculty Exhibition
September 24 - October 29, 2011

View recent works by Augustana studio art faculty. The bi-annual exhibition features Angela Dieffenbach, ceramic sculptures; Kelvin Mason, integrated media; Christian Mortenson, photography; Megan Quinn, ceramics; Trew Schriefer, paintings; Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, fiber works; Corrine Smith, mixed-media and paintings; Angela Rose Wilson, paintings; and Peter Xiao, paintings and drawings. Several examples of work by the late adjunct professor James Konrad will be included.

New Exhibit in Special Collections
"Food For Thought"

Interest in food and sustainability issues has been growing at Augustana, as exemplified in programs such as Farm to Fork, Augie Acres, and last year's Food Reads series. But what did an interest in food look like before the current century? Usually food isn't allowed in Special Collections, but the exhibit "Food for Thought: Books on Food and Cooking from Special Collections" uses historical food-related books to examine that question. This exhibit will be on display in Special Collections, on the first floor of the library, throughout fall term.

CUR (Council on Undergraduate Research)

CUR is calling for students to submit an abstract of their research that represents any of CUR's disciplinary divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences). Each abstract should explain the work that was performed and discuss the importance of the work to society (i.e., what larger problem were you trying to solve or understand?).

Abstract submissions will only be accepted by using an on-line submission form.

Prior to submitting the form, students should gather the contact information for all co-authors, advisors and sponsors (if applicable), prepare a short vitae/resume, and poster abstract. A document listing the information required for submission can be found HERE.

Both portions (the electronic application and the electronic recommendation letter [on institution letterhead]) are to be submitted by October 18, 2011. Abstracts that are received without a letter of recommendation will not be considered. Only one letter of recommendation should be sent, and the signature on the letter must match the name of the advisor listed in the application. Multiple advisors may sign the single letter. The letter of recommendation should include the following information about the student:

1) progress toward completion of the project and probability of completion by March 1 of that year,
2) command of the subject matter,
3) communication skills, and
4) prior experience presenting the material to both technical and non-technical audiences.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION for the 2012 Posters on the Hill Session IS OCTOBER 18, 2011- no exceptions. After October 18, 2011 you will no longer be able to access the submission form.

This is a unique opportunity that will have a very positive impact on the future of federal funding for undergraduate research. Undergraduates from both public and private predominantly undergraduate institutions, research universities, and those who have done their work at a national laboratory or facility to submit abstracts are encouraged to apply. A committee of CUR members anticipates selecting approximately 60 posters for participation in the evening poster session and approximately 15 posters for the luncheon panel and poster session. Students selected for participation will be notified in late January.

Funds are not available through CUR to support costs associated with student travel and lodging for the poster session

In addition to the evening poster session and reception and luncheon panel, there will be field trip opportunities the day before, followed by an evening orientation session with a light dinner, and morning speaker session with a continental breakfast the day of the sessions. Students and their advisors will have an opportunity to visit their Congressional Representatives and Senators to talk about undergraduate research.

The primary selection criteria include:

• project quality, (e.g. timeliness, level of completion, and interest to both the scholarly and general communities),
• communication skills (e.g. being understandable by any educated person), and
• disciplinary and geographical distribution.
It is unlikely that more than one student project will be selected per school, but up to four students may be associated with a project.




 Midwest Faculty Seminar Presents "Crime and Social Order"
November 3-5, 2011
Chicago, IL


2011-2012 Topics:

Crime and Social Order
November 3-5, 2011
Deadline to contact Dean Lawrence: 10/10/11
Deadline to submit registration: 10/21/11

Ralph Ellison's The Invisible Man
January 19-21, 2012

Death and the Politics of Life
March 1-3, 2012

Alternative Modernities
April 5-7, 2012



Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics
2011-2012 Community Lecture Series

The Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 Community Lecture Series. One presentation of each lecture will be scheduled for on-campus. If there is a particular course that you are teaching this year that might interface with one of the lectures, we will schedule it for the term you are teaching the course. We encourage you to bring the lectures to the attention of groups and organizations of which you might be a part. Each participant agrees to present her or his lecture once on campus and up to three times off campus. The Center for the Study of Ethics pays the presentation stipends so that the lectures can be made available to community groups and organizations without cost. Please contact Dan Lee for more information.

This year's lectures and presenters are as follows:
Bus vs. Train: Ethics in Transit
Laura M. Hartman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Religion (; telephone: 794-7258)

The Epistemology of Moral Controversy
Douglas Parvin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy (; telephone: 794-7451)

Can (Any) Health Reform Bill Solve the Problems of U.S. Health Care?
Joanna Short, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics (; telephone: 794-7268)

Capital Punishment from the Perspective of Shari'ah and Islamic Ethics: Mercy, Justice, and the Law
Cyrus Ali Zargar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Religion (; telephone: 794-7615)



2011-2012 Faculty Research Forum (FRF) Schedule

The FPF is a friendly, interdisciplinary working group of researchers and writers that meet two times a term to workshop works-in-progress (e.g., book chapters, grant proposals, conference papers, journal articles, book proposals, and other forms of scholarly production). Volunteers submit their work to the group, and then we gather over drinks and snacks to ask questions and provide constructive critiques--all in an effort to improve our research and writing.

In years past, the group has consisted of a good mix of people-from assistant to full professors in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (People with sabbaticals or pre-tenure paid leaves often find the group especially valuable.) We ask only that members make a commitment to give and to receive feedback on works-in-progress. This typically means that each member presents a draft about once a year and attends the other meetings as regularly as possible.

The times for all meetings are 4:30 - 6:00 PM in the Dahl Room of the College Center.

Dates for this year's FRF workshops are
October 13, 201
December 8, 2011
January 26, 2012
March 22, 2012
April 26, 2012

If you are interested in being part of this group--or wish to learn more-please email Bob Tallitsch and indicate the following:

(1) name, (2) discipline, (3) a brief description of a project that you are working on this year, and (4) the FRF date that the project would be ready for review (not necessarily completed): 15 September, 13 October, 8 December, 26 January, 22 March and 26 April. (We already have 1 individual presenting on 15 September, so we only need one more volunteer for that date.




The Importance of Being Curious: A Symposium Honoring Mike Nolan
All Day
October 8, 2011

Augustana College will host a symposium in honor of the late Dr. Michael Nolan.
Presenters will include:
• Dag Blanck: "America In/And the World"
• Jeff Baker: "A Quixotic Challenge: Creating an Energy Neutral Building"
• Bill Farrow: "Creating Social Good with the Tools of Finance"
• Dan Gottschling: "The Why and How of Biological Aging"
• Jon Hurty: "The Improvisational Mind and Voice"
• April Lidinsky and Ken Smith: "The Michiana Chronicles: Inquiries into Everyday Life"
• Diane Machatka: "Circling back on Itself: The Liberal Arts Impact on University Planning"
• Jason Peters: "Curiosity and The Keg"
• Tom Tredway: "The Apple(s) in Eden: Augustana's Earliest Decades"
A 1977 graduate of the college, Dr. Nolan first worked at Augustana in 1982, when he served for two years as resident director of Seminary Hall. He returned to Augustana in the 1990s, joining the faculty as an adjunct instructor of English and advisor to campus publications. He had served the college as both a teacher and administrator.




LSFY Meetings
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wilson Center

Monday, October 3, 2011 (week 7) Cancelled
Monday, October 24, 2011 (week 10)
Monday, November 28, 2011 (week 3)
Monday, January 16, 2012 (week 7)
Monday, February 6, 2012 (week 10)
Monday, March 19, 2012 (week 3)
Monday, April 16, 2012 (week 7)
Monday, May 7, 2012 (week 10)

5:00 - 6:00 PM
Wilson Center

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Thursday, December 14, 2011
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Faculty Senate Meetings
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Thursday, September 29, 2011
11:00 - 12:00

Thursday, October 20, 2011
11:30 - 12:15

Thursday, December 1, 2011
11:30 - 12:15

Thursday, January 12, 2012
11:00 - 12:00

Thursday, February 2, 2012
11:00 - 12:00

Full Faculty Meetings
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Olin Auditorium

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

October 6, 2011
January 19, 2012
April 5, 2012

Fine & Performing Arts Bergendoff 12
Language & Literature Old Main 125
Natural Science Hanson Science 102
History, Philosophy & Religion Old Main 332
Business & Education Evald 315
Social Sciences

Oct 6 - Evald 113
Jan 19 - Old Main 122
April 5 - Evald 113