Monday, October 24

12:00 PM - Deadline to submit Final Exam Petitions

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Faculty Forum on Curricular Reform
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Tuesday, October 25

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Flu Shots
Free for Augustana Health Plan participants; all others $20
Chicago Room, College Center

10:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Clyde Andrew Walter, Events & Outreach Manager
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

10:45 AM - General Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Research presentation - Patrick Crawford presents "Functional characterization of PepN, the primary aminopeptidase in E. Coli: Unanticipated Results and exciting new research opportunities"
Hanson Hall of Science 103

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Frieze Lecture: Echoes of the Civil War, presented by Kelly Daniels
Rock Island Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, Illinois

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

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Hallowdreen
Andreen Hall

8:00 PM - Webster Competition Recital
A competition of student compositions played in recital
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, October 26

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

12:00 - 1:00 PM - "Sweden and World War II: Between the Allies and the Axis Powers"
presented by Dr. Lars M. Andersson
Loft, College Center, 2nd 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, October 27

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

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Halloween and Archives Month Open House
Cookies, punch and Halloween candy will be served
Special Collections, Tredway Library

7:00 PM - Treble Outreach Concert - Jenny Lind Ensemble and UTHS Choir
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Friday, October 28

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations "Liberal Arts--10 Years Out"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Augustana Choir Fall Honor Festival
Centennial Hall

Saturday, October 29

9:45 AM - Fall Visit Day/Open House
Centennial Hall

2:00 PM - Augustana Concert Band
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphonic Band
Ronald H. Polancich, conductor
Centennial Hall

7:00 PM - Planetarium Fall Open House

Sunday, October 30

Volume 9, Issue 10 - October 24, 2011


FACULTY FORUM on Curricular Reform
Monday, October 24, 2011
4:00 - 4:45 PM
Hanson Science 102


Research Presentation
Patrick Crawford presents
"Functional characterization of PepN, the primary aminopeptidase in E. coli:
Unanticipated Results and exciting new research opportunities"
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
11:30 AM
Hanson Hall of Science 103

Aminopeptidase N (PepN) is the major aminopeptidase in E. coli and is involved in ATP-dependent down-stream processing during cytosolic protein degradation. Research has focused on the mechanistic roles of active site amino acids, such as a tyrosine381 (Y381), with the intent on incorporating PepN into a research-based laboratory course for biochemistry students. Site-directed mutants were generated in an effort to elucidate the functional roles of the active site amino acids. Mutant protein was over-expressed in BL21(DE3) Escherichia coli cells and purified by FPLC. Enzymatic characterization of mutant and wild-type PepN allowed for analysis of the functional role of specific amino acids. Unanticipated results have led to a new and exciting research opportunity.



presented by Kelly Daniels
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Rock Island Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, Illinois

In its 14th year, the annual Frieze Lectures - instituted in the centennial year of the Rock Island Public Library's main branch - will include four lectures on various aspects of the college's history. Kelly Daniels will speak on the war's impact on the field of writing and books. Dr. Daniels will discuss novels that owe their origins to the conflict, and how war is viewed through the lens of literature. Coffee and conversation follow each 45-minute presentation.



Tuesday, October 25, 2011
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Andreen Hall

Andreen residents and Lower Campus Council members are very excited to continue the tradition of Hallowdreen this year. Hallowdreen is a trick-or-treat event open to children (ages 0-12) of Augustana's staff, faculty, and administration. Participating Andreen residents decorate the halls with kid-friendly themes and hand out candy to those who visit. Additionally, Augustana's Lower Campus Council will be providing complimentary snacks, simple craft projects, and a family-friendly Halloween movie for kids and families to enjoy along with our residents. We hope to see you there!


Welcome to a lecture on Sweden and World War II
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
12:00 Noon
College Center Loft

The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center and the Scandinavian Department at Augustana College are sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Lars M. Andersson from Uppsala University. The title of the talk is "Sweden and World War II: Between the Allies and the Axis Powers." It will take place in the Loft in the College Center, and there will be ample time for questions and discussion. A light lunch will also be served.

Dr. Andersson is a senior lecturer in and the chair of the Department of History at Uppsala University. He has written extensively on Swedish history since the late 19th century, with a particular emphasis on Sweden, Nazi Germany and World War II, Swedish Antisemitism, and refugee policies. From 2002-2006 he was the editor-in-chief of Historisk Tidskrift, the leading Swedish journal of history. His recent collection Sverige och Nazityskland. Skuldfrågor och moraldebatt (Stockholm: Dialogos, 2007) [Sweden and Nazi Germany. Questions of Guilt and Debates over Morality] provides an overview of several decades of research among Swedish historians on Sweden and World War II.

Although no registration is required, an RSVP is appreciated to estimate the food order. Please call (309) 794-7204 or email.
Please come for what should be a most informative talk about an important topic!


Sunday, November 20, 2011
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Evald Great Hall

"I realized that everything I'd known up to that point about China was basically a gross cultural stereotype...Confusius, gunpowder, printing press, noodles, dynasties, concubines, food-binding, opium, Communists, tai chi, acupuncture, and pandas." - Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman.

Read the book and join the discussion! There will be refreshments and a special guest discussion leader. Free and open to the public. Contact Amanda Makula for more information.



Halloween and Archives Month Open House
Special Collections
Tredway Library, 1st Floor
Thursday, October 27, 2011
4:00 PM

Ever wanted to

You can do just that by visiting Special Collections during their open house. There will also be the chance to see items from the collection, view the current exhibit on food and cooking-related books, and partake of cookies, punch, and candy.


Saturday, October 29, 2011
7:00 - 8:30 PM

John Deere Planetarium will be open to the public on Saturday, October 29, 2011 for the annual Fall Open House. The planetarium, located at 820 38th Street, Rock Island, will be open from 7:00 - 8:30 PM with indoor and outdoor programs led by planetarium director, Lee Carkner. Admission is free. The star of this year's show will be Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. Telescope views will show off the planet's cloud bands and four large moons. The evening's events will also include a planetarium show where the wonders of the night sky will be presented. Views of the Moon, planets, double stars and other astronomical objects will be provided. In addition, the Getz-Rogers Gallery, where images of celestial objects and a quarter-ton piece of the Canyon Diablo meteor are on display, will also be open to the public. The observing areas are unheated so dress appropriately. In the event of cloudy sky conditions, telescope views may not be possible, but the indoor programs will still be offered. For more information contact Gail Parsons at 309-794-7318 or visit the Planetarium website at


Making Local Foods Work for You
Presented by Augustana Farm2Fork
November 7, 2011
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Wilson Center

Have an incredible five-course dinner featuring local foods. Network with local growers and restauranteurs who are currently featuring local foods in their operations. Enjoy a presentation by Fred Kirschenmann, a longtime national and international leader in sustainable agriculture and a Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. He also oversees management of his family's 2,600-acre certified organic farm in south central North Dakota.

6 - 6:30 PM

H'ors d' Oeuvres/Cocktails 

6:30 - 7:45 PM  Dinner
7:45 - 8:30 PM Fred Kirschenmann
Leopold Center, Iowa State 
8:30 - 9:00 PM Questions/Answers








Make your reservations now - Space is limited. Call 309-794-7250 or email. Cost is $30 per person



Dinosaur Hunter
Friday, November 11, 2011
7:00 PM
Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre, 1717 W. 12th Street, Davenport, Iowa

You are invited to meet Augie's Dinosaur Hunter---also known as Professor Bill Hammer! Hear about his adventures in the Antarctic and take a close look at some of the fossils he's brought back. Bill will share an overview of his research on Antarctic dinosaurs, including several new species of dinosaurs unearthed during a polar expedition earlier this year. View actual Antarctic fossils and meet Augustana students learning fossil preparation and research from Dr. Hammer and his team. A limited number of free seats for alumni, students and campus employees are available by reservation only. Reserve your seat. We hope to see you there!



The deadline for any program proposal for a study abroad program or domestic off-campus study program for the 2013-2014 academic year has been moved from December 16th until January 9th to allow faculty the Winter break to finalize their proposals. Program proposals can be for any of the following:

1. A term or half-term (domestic or international ) program using a team of Augustana faculty or a combination of Augustana faculty and 3rd party providers. (ex. East Asia, Holden, Brazil )

2. A summer language immersion or other program type (domestic or international) (ex. Spanish in the Andes, Rocky Mountain Geology, Lit & Music in Paris)

3. An on-campus course which includes a travel component during Fall, Winter or Spring Break or in early summer. (ex. Religion in Rome, Classics in Greece, etc.)

4. A for-credit program fully contained within a term break (ex. Nicaragua Spring Break programs of recent years.)

If you are interested in leading a program in 2013-2014, please schedule a meeting with Allen Bertsche in the next few weeks so he can assist you with the proposal process.

If you have lead a program and wish to repeat it, the same basic principles apply as with new programs, save that you can focus your proposal on the new or altered components of the original program.. If you are planning to lead a program that is running this year or has run any prior year, you must reapply with a proposal. Only programs which are offered each academic year do not need to reapply if they wish to run in 2013-2014.

Questions: Please call Allen Bertsche or Jane Tiedge (International) and Laura Mahn (Domestic) are also available for questions.



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:

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


Call For Papers
Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2011

The Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research would like to invite all undergraduate students from any ACM institution to submit manuscripts from any discipline to be considered for publication in the journal's 2012 issue.
Works may be submitted to:




FACULTY FORUM on Curricular Reform
Monday, October 24, 2011
4:00 - 4:45 PM
Hanson Science 102

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

5:00 - 6:00 PM
Wilson Center

Faculty Senate Meetings
Hanson Hall of Science 102


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

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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 1/19/12 - Old Main 122
4/5/12 - Evald 113