Monday, October 10

Registration for sophomore, junior and senior students

4:00 PM - Deadline to contact Pareena Lawrence about attending Midwest Faculty Seminar "Crime & Social Order"

7:00 PM - Biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest Lecture presented by Bo Dziadyk
Bo Dziadyk will lecture on the neotropical systems of the Amazon basin
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa

Tuesday, October 11

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Art Exhibit 'Red Memories'
Peter Tong Xiao will exhibit paintings related to his experience of China and being Chinese in America.
Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa

10:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Colin Johnson, '12
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

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

7:30 PM - Bus vs. Train: Ethics in Transit
Laura Hartman examines the use of buses and trains in the Quad Cities from an ethical perspective
Hanson Hall of Science, Room 102

Wednesday, October 12

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

6:00 - 9:00 PM - Moondance for Kari Rose Kell
$15 per person to benefit the Karli Rose Kell Music Scholarship
Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport, Iowa

Thursday, October 13

10:25 AM - Augustana Service Awards Program
Olin Auditorium

2:00 PM - "Live United" - Informational Session on the 2011 United Way Campaign
Pledge forms will be available, along with Whitey's malts to celebrate
Olin Auditorium 

2:45 PM - "Live United" - Informational Session on the 2011 United Way Campaign
Pledge forms will be available, along with Whitey's malts to celebrate
Olin Auditorium

5:00 - 7:00 PM - Teaching Abroad Workshop
presented by Jake Tiedge (International Programs) and Karen Eilers (Career Development)
Old Main 122

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Why People Belive Weird Things
Dr. Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, will talk about how people form beliefs in this leadership and education series event.
Olin Auditorium

7:00 PM - What's Worth Burning? the culmination of The Read on WVIK, an exploration of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 and all it entails. Featuring Meg Gillette, Katie Hanson, Virginia Johnson, Brian Katz and Jason Mahn.
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive

7:00 PM - Augustana Center for Polar Studies Science Lecture "Birds and Bergs: Twenty Years of Avian Research in Greenland" presented by Dr. Kurt Burnham
Hanson Hall of Science, Room 102

Friday, October 14

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Curricular Reform/Course Credits Proposals Discussion
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Peter Xiao lectures on his 'Red Memories' Art Exhibit
5:00 - 7:00 PM - Reception
Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Augie's Top Voice
Sigma Kappa Tau's largest fundraiser of the year. The entire Augustana community is invited to sing, cheer and join the cause. 100% of the money goes to Habitat for Humanity
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - Augustana Theatre: Real Girls Can't Win
Scott Irelan, director
Recommended for junior high and oler
$11 general public; $9 senior citizens and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois

Saturday, October 15

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - 5th QC Earth Charter Summit: Strengthening & Sustaining our Communities through Local Foods
Advanced registration is recommended as seating is limited. Website:
Adults $10; Students $5
College Center

7:00 PM - "Blending Celebrations in the Rockies: How Midsummer Became American and Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Pioneer Day Became Swedish" presented by Dr. Jennifer Eastman Attebery of Idaho State University
Annual O. Fritof Ander Lecture in Immigration History
Hanson Hall of Science, Room 102


7:30 PM - Augustana Theatre: Real Girls Can't Win
Scott Irelan, director
Recommended for junior high and older
$11 general public; $9 senior citizens and students; $7 for students in classes required to attend
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois

Sunday, October 16

1:30 PM - Augustana Theatre: Real Girls Can't Win
Scott Irelan, director
Recommended for junior high and oler
$11 general public; $9 senior citizens and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois


3:00 - 5:00 PM - Wesley Acres Produce Open House
2800 Coyne Center Road, Milan, Illinois

4:00 PM - Study Abroad Informational Meeting
Olin Auditorium


Volume 9, Issue 8 - October 10, 2011


Peter Xiao Red Memories
October 11 - November 18, 2011
Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University
RECEPTION Friday, October 14, 2011
5:00 - 7:00 PM ~~ Artist lecture 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Peter Tong Xiao was born in Beijing, China and grew up during Mao's Cultural Revolution. As a professor of painting and drawing, husband, and father of two children living in the U.S. today, he is in a unique position to process/express his experience of China and being Chinese in America. His paintings reference historical circumstances, but transcend politics and cultures with their universal messages about power, freedom, sorrow, empathy, and beauty. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with SAU's China Project.

Walktober 2011

Augustana College's Wellness Team invites all employees to join Walktober 2011 beginning October 1, 2011. October is National Walking Month. Participants may set a goal to walk for 30-60 minutes five days a week throughout the month. Individuals and groups may sign up for Walktober 2011 by emailing Human Resources. Those who sign up will receive a calendar to record time spent walking (or distance); motivational emails; and an invitation to the Walktober end of the month celebration. Walktober begins Saturday, October 2, 2011. Website:



Thule Greenland

Augustana Center for Polar Studies Science Lecture
"Birds and Bergs: Twenty Years of Avian Research in Greenland"
Dr. Kurt Burnham, High Arctic Institute
October 13, 2011
7:00 PM
Hanson Science Building, Room 102

For twenty years, Dr. Kurt Burnham has been studying birds in northwest and southwest Greenland. His research was originally centered on peregrine falcons and gyrfalcons, but has recently expanded to numerous seabirds that nest in the thule region of northwest Greenland (76° N). He'll discuss highlights of his research including tracking arctic terns, mercury contamination of seabirds, eider duck population increases, and the northward expansion of peregrine falcons in Greenland.

Dr. Jennifer Eastman Attebery
of Idaho State University presents
"Blending Celebrations in the Rockies: How Midsummer Became
American and Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Pioneer Day Became Swedish"
Annual O. Fritiof Ander Lecture in Immigration History
Saturday, October 15, 2011
7:00 PM
Hanson Hall of Science, Room 102

Dr. Attebery is Professor of English and Director of the Folklore Program at Idaho State University. She was educated at Indiana University and has, among other things, had two Fulbright awards to Sweden. She has written extensively on Swedish-American history, with a special emphasis on the Swedes in the West. Her 2007 book Up in the Rocky Mountains: Writing the Swedish Immigrant Experience focused on the experiences and letters written by Swedish traditions, like midsummer, were transferred, transformed, and celebrated by Swedish-Americans. It is this ongoing research that forms the basis for her talk. Please contact the Swenson Center at 309-794-7204, or if you have further questions. Please contact Jill Seaholm if you are interested in receiving future news such as this electronically.

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.

Sabbatical Report Presentation
Monday, October 17, 2011
4:00 PM
Bo Dziadyk presents "The Augustana College Field Stations After 20 Years"
Hanson Hall of Science 102

The first Augustana field station Green Wing Environmental Laboratory was purchased in 1991. The Collinson and Beling Ecological Preserves were acquired in 1992 and 1998, respectively. As at most biological field stations in the USA, the major uses of our stations are for student and faculty research, summer classes and community outreach. Numerous facility upgrades and projects have made our stations more useful and other functions are pending.

Convocation: Tim Lomperis "The Making and Unmaking of a Cold Warrior in Vietnam:
A Spiritual Odyssey
Thursday, October 20, 2011
10:30 - 11:20 AM
Centennial Hall

Tim Lomperis arrived in Vietnam just as America was leaving. Both he and and America, to say nothing of Vietnam, got caught up in the denouement, or unraveling, of the entire Vietnam War. What also unraveled was Lomperis' faith in his own country as the standard bearer of democracy in the Cold War. This is a Baby Boomer's story of its generation's "bad war," and how at least one member of this generation found something of a redemption in his participation in this divisive war.

Timothy Lomperis knows the Vietnam War, both as a soldier and as a scholar. In the latter role he has published extensively, including The War Everyone Lost--and Won, hailed as one of the best books ever written on that conflict. Even though he served two tours "in country" during the war's most frustrating period--from the infamous Easter Invasion through the Paris Peace negotiations--this is the first time he has written about the war from such a personal perspective.

Tim Lomperis is a 1969 Augustana graduate. After serving two tours of duty in Vietnam, Tim earned an MA in international affairs from Johns Hopkins and an MA and PhD in political science from Duke University. He is a professor of political science at St. Louis University and his 5th book, The Vietnam War from the Rear Echelon: An Intelligence Officer's Memoir, will be published in September 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 and Ashley Higuchi.



Homecoming Saturday Tour of Art Museum and Augustana College Studio
Art Faculty Exhibition
October 22, 2011
10:15-11:15 AM

Lively informal discussion of the current exhibition will be led by b, director of the art museum.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 work 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. Advance registration appreciated at (309) 794-7231.



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.




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

Again this year Augustana College will participate in the Midwest Faculty Seminars sponsored by the University of Chicago. Participation permits the College to send two faculty members to any single seminar. Below are the dates and titles of the four 2011-12 seminars. If you are interested in attending any of these, please contact Pareena Lawrence.

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 Dates changed to: February 23-25, 2012

Alternative Modernities
April 5-7, 2012


Monday, October 24, 2011
4:00 - 4:45 PM
Hanson Science 102

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

Monday, October 3, 2011 (week 7) Cancelled
Monday, October 24, 2011 (week 10)
Monday, October 17, 2011 (week 9)
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, 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 Main332
Business & Education Evald 315
Social Sciences 10/6/11 - Evald 113
1/19/12 - Old Main 122
4/5/12 - Evald 113