Monday, February 13


11:00 - 2:30 - Women in Antiquity Presentations
Students from Dr. Kirsten Day's Women in Antiquity course will present their research at a poster session.|The campus community is invited to drop in for snacks, conversation, and information about some of the most interesting women of the ancient world.
Tredway Library, 1st floor, near Reading/Writing Center 

5:00 PM - Class Voice Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Tuesday, February 14

Happy Valentine's Day

6:30 - 8:30 PM - Valentine Day Walk and Dance
Valentine indoor music and moonlight outdoor walk featuring a moonlight stroll outside on the luminary-lit park trails and music inside by Just4Fun, free homemade donuts and cider
Watch Tower Lodge, Black Hawk State Historic Site

Wednesday, February 15

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center, 1st floor, Sorensen Hall 

Thursday, February 16

Deadline to apply to be a spring-term graduate

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs
Wilson Center 

Friday, February 17

7:30 PM - Symphonic Band Concert and Reception
Peace Lutheran Church, 1900 E. Lincoln Hwy., New Lenox, IL 60451 

Saturday, February 18

No events

Sunday, February 19

No events

Volume 9, Issue 22 - February 13, 2012



For those who may be interested in the two-week international development seminars from CIEE as well as the $3,000 grant from the International & Off-Campus Programs (IOP) office to three faculty participants, click HERE for information on the seminars, the grants from the IOP office and from CIEE as well, and some criteria used when vetting applications for the IOP grants. At the bottom of the sheet is a list of past recipients. Please feel free to contact them to get the story of their two-week program.
There are 18 different programs this year, including a new one not in the brochure (but available online) in Cuba. Applications for the seminars are due to CIEE March 1, 2012.

Monday, February 13, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wilson Center

Adam Kaul presents: "Busking, Fishing, and Rioting: A report from My 2011 Research Trip & EIEE Seminar in Ireland"

Adam Kaul spent most of the month of June, 2011 in Ireland, for two purposes. First, he conducted fieldwork in the west of Ireland at the new Cliffs of Moher interpretive center. The new center has become a site of conflict between the county officials, the center's employees, local vendors and "buskers" (musicians who play for tips). He also spent some time, mostly getting seasick, out on the open seas with his fishermen friends. Second, he attended a CIEE seminar in Belfast in Northern Ireland learning about the peace and reconciliation process that has been ongoing since the 1998 Easter Peace Accords. Adam will summarize both parts of his trip, and talk about how he will incorporate what he learned into his teaching and research

John Tawiah-Boateng presents: "The Emergence of Liberal Arts Education in Africa"

John Tawiah-Boateng made a research presentation on "The Inception of Liberal Arts Colleges in Africa and the Potential Implications" at the annual conference of Africa Network in Indianapolis, on September 17, 2011. Under the general conference theme of "Changing Africa, Changing Pedagogies," John's presentation examined the new phenomenon of liberal arts colleges in Africa, including the factors which may have given rise to them, and the likely trends of their development. John will follow up on the opportunities and challenges offered by this development to American liberal arts colleges like Augustana, in his sabbatical report on 13 February, 2012.

Monday, March 5, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 PM

Rob Elfline
Monday, March 5, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Kristin Douglas
Monday, March 5, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wilson Center

Enjoy the "Freedom Riders" Experience...and free refreshments, too!
March 12, 2012
7:00 PM
Olin Auditorium

How is it like to be Freedom Rider? Do you have any experience with this extraordinary American encounter? Come and watch the pulsating video on the "Freedom Riders" with others on March 12th, and speak your mind! For more information, please contact John Tawiah-Boateng, x7460; John Hildreth, x7427, Chris Whitt, x7288 or Todd Cleveland, x7253.


The 2012 White Privilege Summit Core Committee is requesting program proposals for this year's theme, Exploring Economic Inequality. The Summit provides an opportunity for critical discussions about diversity, multicultural education and leadership, social justice, race, gender, class, sexual orientation, environment, health, religion and systems of privilege and oppression. Members of the core committee chose this theme in an effort to broaden the scope of this year's Summit. By offering a series of facilitated workshops designed to offer a wide range of perspectives, the committee hopes to create a challenging learning experience for all participants. Your voice is critical to the workshop's success.

The 2012 Summit will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2012. We invite you to submit a concurrent session proposal utilizing this speaker form. Program proposals and/or questions should be emailed to Ken Brill by Friday, February 17th.

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:

Alternative Modernities
April 12-14, 2012 (Note new seminar dates)
Deadline to contact Pareena Lawrence: March 12, 2012
Registration Deadline: TBA

Friday, April 27, 2012
6:30 PM
Figge Art Museum

Join us on Friday, April 27 at ART @ Heart, a fundraising dinner to benefit the Figge's education programs and exhibitions. Doors open at 6:30 PM with cocktails, socializing and the opportunity to view examples of how the Quad City community is engaged at the Figge. Dinner with commence around 7:30 PM. Following dinner there will be a short program with featured speaker Mark Schwiebert and live auction of Figge programs by emcee, Kai Swanson. RSVP early and save! Individual tickets are available for $100 through April 20. Make your reservation for 2 by April 6 and save $25! Interested in bringing friends? Call 563-326-7804 x2007 to learn more about table sponsorships.


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

• Monday, March 19, 2012 (week 3)
• Monday, April 16, 2012 (week 7)
• Monday, May 7, 2012 (week 10)

5:00 - 6:00 PM
Wilson Center

• Thursday, February 16, 2012 4:00 - 5:00 PM
• Thursday, March 22, 2012
• Thursday, April 19, 2012
• Thursday, May 17, 2012

Faculty Senate Meetings
Hanson Hall of Science 102

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

• Thursday, April 26, 2012 - Vote on Curricular Realignment Proposal

White Privilege Summit
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Recognition of Student Honors Program (underclassmen) and Celebration of Learning
Saturday, May 5, 2012
11:30 AM
Hanson Science 102

Senior Honors Convocation Program
Saturday, May 19, 2012
12:00 Noon
Centennial Hall

Sunday, May 20, 2012
3:00 PM
iWireless Center