Monday, January 16

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LSFY Meeting  CANCELLED
Wilson Center 

4:30 PM - Deadline to submit Proposals for Teaching & Learning Experiences
Academic Affairs Office

6:30 PM - Honor Band Festival Finale Concert
Featuring two high school festival bands as well as Augustana Symphonic Band
Free admission
Centennial Hall 

Tuesday, January 17

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

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Genesis Employee Assistance Program Informational Meeting
Board Room, College Center, 2nd floor 

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

5:30 PM - Sky Full of Lighters
Lantern-lighting event complete with inspiring music and hot chocolate and a ceremony to bring tears to your eyes and motivation to take a stand. Buy a lantern for only $3 and write the name of a loved one or someone you know fighting cancer, and turn the switch to light the Quad with HOPE!  Lanterns are on sale all week in the College Center or you can buy yours at the event.
Lower Quad 

Wednesday, January 18

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Faculty, Staff & Administrators' Bible Study
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

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Women's & Gender Studies Tea Series: Conquering Canaan and Making Men? Manculinity in the Book of Judges
presented by Kelly Murphy
Evald Great Hall 

7:00 PM - Hispanic Film Festival: Lula Son of Brazil
This free film is the story of the early years of Brazilian President Luis Inácio da Silva, a man who came from nowhere to eventually achieve success (Not rated; in Portuguese with subtitles). 128 min.
Free admission
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

Thursday, January 19

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Genesis Employee Assistance Program Informational Meeting
Board Room, College Center, 2nd floor

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM - 13th Annual Augustana Food Fair"
Sample a wide variety of products and help select new items for next year's menu. Free.
College Center Dining room & 2nd Floor Lounge 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Division Meetings
See Announcements for locations 

7:00 PM - Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War"
Steve Warren leads this series of reading and discussion groups
For details or to register and obtain copies of all program materials, visit the 2nd floor reference desk or call 309-524-2470.
Free admission
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 

Friday, January 20

Registration for So, Jr, Sr Students

1:30 PM - Windows 7/Office 2010 Workshop
Workshop will cover "What's New" with Windows 7 and Office 2010
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale
Olin 109 

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Mary Windeknecht presents "Advising:  Intervention with At-Risk Students"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center 

4:30 PM - Deadline to submit Summer Research Fellowships

7:30 PM - Percussion Ensemble Concert
A wide variety of percussion repertoire performed by Augustana students under the direction of Tony Oliver.
Free admission
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall  

Saturday, January 21

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Asian Night
Students and faculty are given a chance to try new foods and observe cultures different from their own.
Tickets will be on sale Jan. 11-16 in the College Center during lunch and dinner hours. $5 in advance; $6 at the door
Westerlin Residence Center 

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Randall Hall, saxophone
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Sunday, January 22

11:30 AM - 4:30 PM - 2nd Annual Women in Leadership Symposium
RSVP to or
Evald Hall

Volume 9, Issue 18 - January 16, 2012


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 are due in the Dean's Office by January 16, 2012.
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.


January 17 or 19, 2012
Board Room, College Center

Two open meetings will be held on January 17 and January 19, 2012 with more information about the newest benefit for Augustana employees -- Genesis Employee Assistance Program. Linda Jones from Genesis EAP will also be available before and after each session to answer individual questions.

Please join us as you are able on either January 17th from 3:30 - 4:30 PM (Linda will be available beginning at 2:45) in the College Center Board Room or January 19th from 9-10 AM (Linda will be available beginning at 8:30) also in the College Center Board Room.

A video describing the services is also available at

Hope to see you there!


"Conquering Canaan and Making Men? Masculinity in the Book of Judges"
Presented by Kelly Murphy
January 18, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Evald Great Hall

Although female character feature significantly in the biblical book of Judges and play a crucial role in the unfolding narrative, Judges if often nevertheless construed as a "man's world," in which women are defined by their relational status to male characters, are frequently the victims of male violence, and are presented as other and/or outsider. Yet the world of Judges if often an upside down world, where things are not quite what a reader might expect. By reading with insights from the social sciences, feminist theory, and masculinity studies, this talk will examine how Judges both constructs a certain typical "biblical masculinity" while also subtly critiquing it.



January 19, 2012
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 Old Main 122

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.



Friday, January 20, 2012
Mary Windeknecht "Advising-Intervention with At-Risk Students"
4:00 - 5:00 PM
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center


Sunday, January 22, 2012
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Evald Hall

The Women's and Gender Studies Program will bring more than 20 women in leadership roles to campus to interact with student-leaders during the second annual Women in Leadership Symposium. The public is invited to attend parts of the symposium, including six free panel discussions from 1-4:30 p.m.
Quad-Cities leaders represented on the panels include Dr. Kim Armstrong of Black Hawk College; Linda Bowers of LinguiSystems, Inc.; Barb Braun of The Communication Solution; Regina Haddock Clewell of Dress for Success; Angela Moody of Arrowhead Ranch; and Dr. Katie Van Blair of Psychology Health Group.

The symposium also will feature a panel of Augustana alumnae who hold leadership positions beyond the Quad-Cities area.

In addition to six panel discussions, the symposium will include a keynote address and networking lunch for Augustana students and the presenters at 11:30 a.m. in the College Center loft.

The keynote speaker will be Jennifer Robin, assistant professor in the Foster College of Business Administration at Bradley University, Peoria, and author of The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters andA Life in Balance: Finding Meaning in a Chaotic World. She will share research on what makes for effective leadership based on her interviews with women who occupy mid-level positions in a variety of workplaces.

Please RSVP to or to attend the lunch and keynote address.


2011-2012 Community Lecture Series

Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics
"The Epistemology of Moral Controversy"
presented by Douglas Parvin
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
7:30 PM
Old Main 122



Thursday, January 26, 2012
Callie Crossley, Wilson Scholar, presents "Civil Rights History: Back to the Future?"
10:30 - 11:20 AM
Centennial Hall

Selma was the scene of the major turning point in civil rights history-what happened there sparked national support for a voting rights act to protect the rights of ALL American citizens. So, how is it that some of Selma veterans are marching again for voting rights? In this talk, Callie Crossley will highlight certain major efforts of the modern civil rights movement that are being re-fought today-same issues, different decade. Callie Crossley is host of "The Callie Crossley Show" on Boston's WGBH-FM, 89.7. ‘Intelligent talk' is the hallmark of the one-hour daily show, which covers current events, local happenings, arts and culture, and water cooler buzz. The talk show is the latest chapter in the career of Crossley, who has been an award-winning broadcast journalist, a documentary filmmaker, and a television and radio commentator.

She visits Augustana as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and will be available to visit classes. She enjoys talking with students about the collision of old and new media, media and politics, media literacy and the intersection of race, gender and media.

Crossley produced the Oscar®-nominated hour of the acclaimed documentary series, Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965. Bridge to Freedom focused on the Selma, Alabama, voting rights campaign.

Crossley has won major film and television awards, including a national Emmy, Peabody, Christopher, Edward R. Murrow award and the top Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia award (Gold Baton), considered the Pulitzer Prize of broadcast journalism. She is the recipient of two Harvard fellowships, a Nieman Fellowship, and a fellowship from the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.



Saturday, January 28, 2012
St. Ambrose University, Rogalski Center
Cultural Activities 3-5:00 PM
Food Served 5-6:00 PM
Program 6-7:00 PM

Adults, families and chlidren: Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with food, learning, and fun! The Rogalski Center is located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street. For reservations and /or questions, contact Mary. More information can be found HERE. This event is presented by Quad City Chinese Association, a non-profit organization.



Sunday, January 29, 2012
4:00 PM
Evald Great Hall

If you like to travel, or you like to eat, and most especially if you like to do both, come to the next "Travel Reads" book club discussion on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 4:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of Carlsson Evald. We will discuss the colorful (!) coffee table book No Reservations by Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain traveled the world filming episodes for his culinary television show and he recorded some of his most interesting stories - and photographs - in this book. You'll never believe some of the things he's eaten!

The Travel Reads book club is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.




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.

This year's food festival is February 4, 2012.



Midwest Faculty Seminar Presents "Death and the Politics of Life"
February 23-25, 2012
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 remaining 2011-12 seminars. If you are interested in attending any of these, please contact Pareena Lawrence.

2011-2012 Topics:

Death and the Politics of Life
February 23-25, 2012
Deadline to contact Pareena Lawrence: January 25, 2012
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Alternative Modernities
April 5-7, 2012



"Happy 200th Birthday, Charles Dickens! Books from Special Collections"
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
4:00 PM
Tredway Library, 2nd floor

Born in London in 1812 to a father who impoverished the family, Charles Dickens went on to write 15 novels and many short stories and other writings, and is considered to be one of the greatest writers of English literature. The current display in the library features several first editions of Dickens's works. Our copy of Little Dorrit, for example, is open to the cover of one of the serial parts in which the books were first issued. The parts were later bound. In addition to his famous works such as Bleak House and Oliver Twist, Dickens also produced five Christmas books, beginning with A Christmas Carol, published in 1843. Our copies of these books are in the original cloth bindings. Join the birthday party on Tuesday, February 7 at 4:00: Cake and punch, and exhibit of books from Special Collections.



"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.




Faculty Forum
Monday, January 23, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Olin Auditorium

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