CALL FOR PROPOSALS
TEACHING AND LEARNING EXPERIENCES
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.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS
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 http://www.augustana.edu/x38696.xml
Hope to see you there!
WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES TEA SERIES
"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. http://moodle.augustana.edu/mod/page/view.php?id=14610.
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
2nd ANNUAL WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM
Sunday, January 22, 2012
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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.
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
Old Main 122
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Callie Crossley, Wilson Scholar, presents "Civil Rights History: Back to the Future?"
10:30 - 11:20 AM
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.
YEAR OF THE DRAGON
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
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.
TRAVEL READS BOOK CLUB
Sunday, January 29, 2012
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
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.
April 5-7, 2012
"Happy 200th Birthday, Charles Dickens! Books from Special Collections"
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
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.
NEW EXHIBIT IN 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.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Monday, January 23, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 PM
4:00 - 5:00 PM
- Monday, January 16, 2012 (week 7) CANCELLED
- Monday, February 6, 2012 (week 10)
- Monday, March 19, 2012 (week 3)
- Monday, April 16, 2012 (week 7)
- Monday, May 7, 2012 (week 10)
DEANS' MEETING WITH DEPARTMENT & PROGRAM CHAIRS
5:00 - 6:00 PM
- Tuesday, January 17, 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, January 12, 2012 CANCELLED
11:30 - 12:30
- Thursday, February 2, 2012
11:00 - 12:00
- Thursday, March 22, 2012
11:30 - 12:15
- Thursday, April 12, 2012
11:00 - 12:00
- Thursday, May 3, 2012
11:00 - 12:00
Full Faculty Meetings
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
- Thursday, February 9, 2012
- Thursday, April 26, 2012