Monday, January 9

Classes Resume

Tuesday, January 10

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Dorothy Williams '12
Ascension Chapel, 2nd floor, Founders Hall

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

Wednesday, January 11

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Faculty, Staff & Administrators' Bible Study: Topic for This Week: "Burger King Mom": Being Poor in America
New Bible Study Series: "Justice for the Poor" featuring a 10-minute DVD introduction to each of the six sessions by Jim Wallis, editor-in-chief of Sojourners Magazine."
Bring your lunch and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center 

8:00 PM - Faculty Jazz Concert - The Odd Bar Trio
James Dreier, Steve Grismore and Brent Sandy will perform
Free admission
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

Thursday, January 12

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: Anne Fausto-Sterling: "How Do Naked Newborns Become Boys or Girls?"
Centennial Hall

11:00 - 11:30 AM - Pepsico 101 Lunch and Learn
Don Umland will provide a tour of Pepsico, demonstrations of equipment, information on family passes, and opportunities to get involved in upcomign classes/training programs
Pepsico Building

12:00 - 12:30 PM - Pepsico 101 Lunch and Learn
Don Umland will provide a tour of Pepsico, demonstrations of equipment, information on family passes, and opportunities to get involved in upcomign classes/training programs
Pepsico Building

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting CANCELLED
ence 102

2:30 - 3:30 PM - Complex Networks: Applications and Algorithms
Bruce Rogers will speak on the mathematical theory of networks. For example, how does Google decide which websites to recommend based on your search terms? How do proteins regulate the production of enzymes in your cells? Are there really six degrees of Kevin Bacon?
Free admission. Light refreshments will be served
Olin 202

Friday, January 13

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Laura Ford, Steve Gottcent and Darrin Good:  "Wellness"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Saturday, January 14

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Academic Departmental Open House & Scholarship Competition

6:00 - 8:00 PM - Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Free and open to the public
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Honors Recital
This annual recital presented by honors scholarshp recipients will offer a diverse array of performances and repertoire. The performers will each present a short piece
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, January 15

Volume 9, Issue 17 - January 9, 2012



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.

Thursday, January 12, 2012
Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling presents
"How Do Naked Newborns Become Boys or Girls?"
10:30 - 11:20 AM
Centennial Hall

At birth, there are only the tiniest of differences between the sexes. How do these translate into distinctions between the behaviors and preferences of little boys and little girls? Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is a leading expert in biology and gender development and has achieved recognition for works that challenge entrenched scientific beliefs.

Using a groundbreaking new approach to understanding gender differences, she is shifting old assumptions about how humans develop particular traits. Dynamic systems theory permits one to understand how cultural difference becomes bodily difference. By applying a dynamic systems approach to the study of human development, Dr. Fausto-Sterling's work exposes the flawed premise of the nature versus nurture debate.

Thursday, January 12, 2012
11:00 AM and 12:00 PM
Pepsico Center

Over the next few weeks, many of us will be reflecting on new resolutions to make in 2012. If physical health is an area you would like to improve in (or continue ongoing success), check out Augustana's Wellness Team's first Lunch and Learn program in the new year. In "Pepsico 101" Don Umland will provide a tour of our Pepsico building, demonstrations on some of the popular equipment, information on family passes, and opportunities to get involved in upcoming classes/training programs. Two separate (yet identical) 30 minute sessions will be offered:  11:00 AM and 12:00 PM.  Please make arrangements to explore what fitness options you can pursue right here on campus! 

Friday, January 13, 2012
Laura Ford, Steve Gottcent and Darrin Good on "Wellness"
4:00 - 5:00 PM
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Saturday, January 14, 2012
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Centennial Hall

Augustana College and the Quad Cities' Dr. King Celebration Committee invite members of the community to the annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will celebrate his legacy through speeches, music, dance and theatrical performances. The celebration will include performances by the Community Gospel Chorus, Imani! Dancers, The Westbrook Singers, Redeemed Voices, the Augustana Gospel Choir, Augustana's Department of Theatre Arts and I AM Productions, LLC. The celebration also will include a documentary about Dr. King and the presentation of The Power of One award.


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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

1/19/12 - Old Main 122

4/5/12 - Evald 113









"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.

Pilot proposals due in Dean's Office: January 16, 2012

The Academic Affairs Office welcomes proposals from faculty to design and implement innovative, enhanced teaching and learning environments for our students. What we mean by this are those teaching and learning environments that help students put their knowledge in context, apply what they've learned, and/or engage the community in providing a service or developing local knowledge. Projects may be proposed by a single faculty member or a team of faculty members. We invite you to imagine the possibilities and to talk with colleagues about creating a learning experience for students that will engage them and you in an integrated, interdisciplinary, and project-oriented experience. We hope to offer two new opportunities for students each year.

This call for proposals stems from the faculty's recent success in developing two immersion terms as part of our ongoing work with the MALLA consortium and the Teagle Foundation. While our grant work will be completed in 2012, we want to continue to encourage faculty to think about new ways to engage our students.

Faculty participants will be expected to devote their summer to planning their experiences, and will be paid a $1500 stipend for that work. Experiences should be targeted to first years, sophomores, and/or juniors, and should fulfill several requirements, e.g., major courses and/or general education credit. Once approved by the Academic Affairs office, proposals will proceed through the normal channels of faculty governance. We will work with departments and programs on issues of logistics and program needs.

Pilot proposals arere due in the Dean's Office by January 16, 2012. Faculty or teams intending to apply were to notify the Dean in writing of their intention to submit a proposal by December 19, 2011.
You will find a list detailing what will qualify as an enhanced teaching and learning project as well as an outline of the guidelines for proposals HERE. If you would like to talk over any ideas or questions, please contact Margaret Farrar.



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 Faculty Research Committee solicits proposals for the Faculty Research Fund
DUE DATE: January 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Nature of this research fund:

Guidelines and selection criteria for the research fund (see Faculty Handbook for details):

1) Five page maximum proposal including itemized budget

2) Proposal must include:

3) Criteria used by the committee to evaluate proposals: eligibility, clarity of presentation, appropriate budget prediction, prospects for publication and public attention, applicant's qualifications, inclusion of student researchers (student researchers are not required, but are often favorably reviewed)

4) Expectation for funded work:

Please send your proposal by email attachment (otherwise, six hard copies) by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2012 to Mary Koski in the Dean's Office. Awards will be announced no later than February 20, 2012. Direct questions to any member of the committee: David Arbesu, Dan Conway, Ian Harrington, Scott Irelan, Eric Stewart, or Jim van Howe.





International Food Festival cookbook for sale

"The Tasteful Table: Celebrating the Global Community at Augustana College" is now on sale, in celebration of the 10th year for the International Food Festival.

The cookbook includes dishes from the IFF as well as new recipes from Augustana faculty, staff, food services and from Augustana's international students. More than 60 people contributed to the book. It has 128 pages and includes more than 250 recipes.

Cookbooks are $10 each and proceeds support Augustana's community of international students.

Books are available at the International and Off-Campus Programs office in Sorenson Hall. Checks and cash are accepted. You may send Jane Tiedge a check and she will have the cookbook delivered to your office.

This year's food festival is Feb. 4, 2012. Tickets are now on sale -

Musicians needed for Sights and Sounds

The Augustana Photo Bureau needs musicians to provide entertainment at Augustana Sights and Sounds from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 27 at Bucktown Center for the Arts in Davenport. Soloist and groups welcome. Space is is limited. If interested, contact Kyle Soyer.


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

5:00 - 6:00 PM
Wilson Center

Faculty Senate Meetings
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Thursday, January 12, 2012 CANCELLED
11:30 - 12:30

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