Monday, November 14

Winter Term Classes Begin

"By Hand: A Collection of Commercial Lettering and Illustration From the 1920s to the 1940s" Exhibit Begins (through December 16)
Tredway Library, 2nd floor

4:00 PM - PTPL Report Presentation: Laura Hartman: "Transportation Ethics: American Christianity and Human Motion"
Wilson Center

Tuesday, November 15

Augustana College Art Museum Exhibit: Liberal Arts through the AGES 2011-2012
on display through February 11
Art Museum, Centennial Hall

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

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

Wednesday, November 16

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

4:30 PM - Opening Reception with painter Leslie Bell "By Hand: A Collection of Commercial Lettering and Illustration From the 1920s to the 1940s" Exhibit. Includes short talk by the collector Les Bell, and refreshments"
Tredway Library, 2nd floor

8:00 PM - Theatrical Trombone Performance
This recital by Samantha Keehn will combine the two arts of music and theatre
Free Admission
Black Box Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

Thursday, November 17

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Blood Drive
Loft, College Center, 2nd floor

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation: LSFY 102 Panel: "From Antiquity to Modernity: How does exploring the past deepen our understanding of the human condition?"
LSFY faculty provide a chronological overview of ideas and issues addressed during the term, highlighted by music and artistic images.
Centennial Hall

2:30 - 3:30 PM - The Augustana Mathematics & Computer Science Department Reading Group will discuss the book "The Theory That Would Not Die" by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Olin 202

7:00 - 10:00 PM - College Night at the Figge: Paris When It Sizzles
Inspired by the Special exhibition Turn of the Century Posters from the Krannert Art Museum Collection, College Night offers free admission for college students, faculty and staff
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second Street, Davenport, Iowa

Friday, November 18

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: "Best Practices in Academic Advising" with Mary Windeknecht
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

4:00 PM - Sabbatical Leave Report Presentation: Janina Ehrlich: Music for Cello by Jewish Composers--A Work in Progress"
Bergendoff 113

5:30 PM - The American Scandinavian Association will serve a traditional Lutfisk Dinner and Jennifer Horrell of the Scandinavian Department will speak on "Swedish Crime Fiction"
The dinner is a scholarship fundraiser. Cost is $20 for ASA members, $25 for non-members and $10 for children and students. Reservations are due 11-14-11 to Loryann Eis, 309-762-8303
College Center

8:00 PM - Opera at Augustana Presents "The Long Christmas Dinner"
$12 adults, $10 senior citizens and students, $8 children
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Dance Company Fall Performance
$8 general public, $5 students. Call 309-794-7306 for tickets
Centennial Hall

Saturday, November 19

7:00 PM - An Intimate Evening with Mark Schulz
This Dove Award-winning artis has become one of the Christian music's most acclaimed singer/songwriters
$10 in advance, $12 at the door. Augustana students, faculty and staff should come to the Ticket Office with their ID to pick up their free tickets in person.
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Opera at Augustana Presents "The Long Christmas Dinner"
$12 adults, $10 senior citizens and students, $8 children
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, November 20

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Book discussion: Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
Travel Reads book discussion series.
Free Admission
Evald Great Hall

6:00 PM - Pre-Thanksgiving Day Dinner, sponsored by the Black Student Union
Free and open to all Augustana students, staff and faculty
Dahl President's Home

8:00 PM - Opera at Augustana Presents "The Long Christmas Dinner"
$12 adults, $10 senior citizens and students, $8 children
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building


Volume 9, Issue 12 - November 14, 2011


"Worth A Thousand Words: Nineteenth Century British Illustrated Books"

For many years, books for people of all ages included illustrations along with the text. Such images are often unfamiliar to most of today's readers because, whether for scholarly or economic reasons, most of these books are printed today without the illustrations that originally accompanied them. This is unfortunate because many of these illustrations are great works of art and illuminate their accompanying text. The nineteenth century in Britain was a golden era for book illustration, producing some of the most important and beautiful illustrated books ever made. This exhibit is a wonderful opportunity to see text and image together. It features illustrated editions of works by authors such as Charles Dickens and Jane Austen, and illustrators including Thomas Rowlandson, George Cruikshank, and Walter Crane.


Laura Hartman (Religion) presents
"Transportation Ethics: American Christianity and Human Motion"
Monday, November 14, 2011
4:00 PM
Wilson Center

Laura's research leave was spent doing initial research and on-the-ground interviews for her new project about transportation ethics. She seeks to take the "what would Jesus drive?" campaign, begun by the Evangelical Environmental Network in 2002, to the next level. Our transportation choices on the individual level, and the transportation systems we create on the collective level, have far-reaching moral implications, in the social, environmental, and personal realms. Please join her as she explores the ethical dimensions of "how we get from Point A to Point B."



"By Hand: A Collection of Commercial Lettering and Illustration
From the 1920s to the 1940s" Exhibit
Thomas Tredway Library 2nd floor
November 14 to December 16

Opening Reception -Wednesday, November 16, 2011
4:30 pm
Thomas Tredway Library, 2nd floor
The collector Les Bell will give a short talk and refreshments will be provided

Collected by artist and St. Ambrose University professor of art Les Bell, the items in the library's new exhibit feature decorative commercial products ranging from boxes of toys to laundry powder that display methods of hand lettering and simple illustration before they were eclipsed by photographic imagery and typography. Bell says, "What interests me most is lettering that has initially been done by hand before being photographed and printed; and simple, flat-color illustration." Colorful, quirky, and culturally rich, this exhibit is fun as well as educational.

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.



Dining Services will be baking pies for your Thanksgiving gathering. Please use this form. Pies may be picked up the week of Thanksgiving on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday through 4:00 PM.




Presidential Research Fellowship
Eligibility: All tenure-track and tenured faculty
Deadline: December 15
Notification: January 15; funding disbursed July and August


Presidential Research Fellowships are intended to support faculty research, scholarship and artistic work at Augustana. The fellowships will pay up to $4,000 for a faculty research project to be undertaken in the summer. Up to $750 is available for travel and expenses. The proposal should constitute a new area of research, a new area of an existing research agenda, or support for substantial, ongoing work. Proposals are invited in any of the four areas of scholarship: discovery, teaching, integration and application (outlined by Ernest Boyer in Scholarship Reconsidered) as well as in artistic work. Proposals are competitive and will be reviewed and ranked by an off-campus evaluator. Priority will be given to faculty who were not awarded a Presidential Research Fellowships in the previous year. Faculty members who have summer research funding as part of their contracts in a given year are not eligible for Presidential Research Fellowships in that year. PRF funds are available only to tenured and tenure-track faculty.

Submission to a peer-reviewed journal-or the equivalent for an artistic project-is normally expected within a year (by July the following year); in disciplines where such a deadline is inappropriate, please include a date for submission in the proposal. A report on the research, a copy of the letter of submission, and a copy of the paper will be due at the same time. Publication or acceptance within 18 months of August 15th of the year the award was granted will result in an additional $1,000 stipend.


Proposals should address the specific nature and scope of the research, as well as its likely audience. Proposals should be no more than five pages, including a detailed budget for any expenses and a description of the proposed venue for publication or performance. External readers will evaluate proposals and make a recommendation.
Submit proposals to Mary Koski in Academic Affairs.

Responsibilities of the Grantee

Summer Research Fellowships
Application Deadline: January 20, 2012

Augustana Student Summer Research Fellowships will again be available for the summer of 2012. These fellowships include a summer stipend plus expenses for a student to do some type of original research under the direction of a faculty member. These awards include a stipend of up to $3,000 plus expenses. For details, deadlines and application information, go to the Moodle home page and at the bottom, type in summer research in the search box.  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Hammer, x7487.


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
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:



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