Monday, March 12

4:00 PM -  Pre-tenure Paid Leave Report Presentations
Paul Croll presents: "Making Sense of Whiteness: From Invisibility to Colorblindness"
Nadia Novotorova presents: "The Influence of Attribute Wording on Product Preferences of Young Consumers in the U.S. and Russia: A Cross-Cultural Study"
Wilson Center 

7:00 PM - "Freedom Riders"
Free refreshments
Olin Auditorium 

Tuesday, March 13

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

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Michael Eisenberg webinar: "It Takes Librarians and Faculty: Using Project Information Literacy to Improve Student Research Skills"
Olin 304 

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

5:30 - 7:00 PM - "What Have You Always Wondered About Mormons?" with Van Symons
presented by Augustana Interfaith Understanding Group 
RSVP to Richard Priggie (for dinner count)
Founders Hall Basement Lounge 

8:00 PM - Navy Sea Chanters, the United States Navy's official chorus
Free, but tickets are required, with a limit of six per request
Centennial Hall 

Wednesday, March 14

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

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Faculty, Staff & Administrators' Bible Study
Bible Study for faculty, staff, and administrators
Bring your lunch and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

4:00 PM - Film in Israel: "Beyond Stereotypes and Prejudice: Israel's Other Voice Through Films from the Southern Border"
Avner Faingulernt, Filmmaker, Sapir College, Israel
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Annual Tea Hour Series "Modesty: Rethinking an Ancient Virtue" by Laura Hartman
Evald Great Hall 

4:00 - 5:30 PM - Workshop by Michael Eisenberg:  "Improving Student Research in the Student Inquiry Curriculum"
Evald 17/18 

Thursday, March 15

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: Michael Eisenberg "Are You Experienced? Do You Have What It Takes to Thrive in the Information Age?"
Centennial Hall 

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - "To Infinity and Beyond" presented by Michael Starbird, Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Texas, Austin
102 Hanson Hall of Science 

2:30 - 3:30 PM - "Geometric Gems" presented by Michael Starbird, Univ. of Texas, Austin
Olin 201 

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Interpreting the IDEA SRI Reports
Led by Lisa Allen and Amanda Baugous
Olin 202 

4:30 PM - Lecture: "Aesthetics for the 99% by Ruskin & Morris: Why You Should Read the Victorians"
presented by Owen S. Rogal, Professor of English, St. Ambrose University
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south

Friday, March 16

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Curriculum Reform Presentation/Discussion
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Augustana Gospel Choir Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Saturday, March 17

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Environmental Film Fest
Olin Auditorium 

3:00 PM - Swedish Culture Workshop
Activities such as: singing games and folk dances, cooking, crafts and language lessons.
$20 per person or $50 per family includes the workshop, dinner at 5:30 PM and evening Swedish/American dance party at 7:00 PM
Bishop Hill, 103 N. Bishop Hill Street, Bishop Hill, Illinois

4:00 PM - Student Recital - Emily Cochran, cello
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - St. Patrick's Day Concert
Featuring Irish flute and harp pieces by Erin Freund and Janet Stodd, plus the Augustana Flute Choir
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

8:00 - 10:00 PM - Galumpha
Galumpha's three performers combine acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography
Centennial Hall 

Sunday, March 18

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Travel Reads Book Discussion:  The Shadow of Kilimanjaro
Great Hall, Evald 

Volume 9, Issue 24 - March 12, 2012



...The Augustana College student research symposium

The Celebration of Learning is a student research symposium that began in 1997, and is the result of hundreds of hours of collaborative work between students and faculty members. The annual event provides a venue through which students can display and share the results of Senior Inquiry, Summer Research, Honors Capstone, or other advanced research projects.

Celebration of Learning '12
Register online HERE.
Registration closes Friday, April 13, 2012 at 11:55 PM.

Contact Anne EarelStefanie Bluemle or Carla Tracy for more information.





Film in Israel
"Beyond Stereotypes and Prejudice: Israel's Other Voice
Through Films from the Southern Border"
Avner Faingulernt, Filmmaker, Sapir College, Israel
Wednesday, March 14, 4:00 p.m., Hanson Hall of Science

Geifman Lecture
"Surviving the Holocaust: A Young Girl in Hungary"
Agnes Schwartz, survivor of Nazi persecution
Monday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., Wallenberg Hall

Stone Lectureship in Judaism
"Why Did Sarah Laugh?"
Avivah Zornberg, Hebrew Bible scholar
Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., Wallenberg Hall

Geifman Prize in Holocaust Studies
Annual student competition: Response to the Holocaust
Applications due March 30

Geifman Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Annual fellowship held by students who learn and teach Jewish culture
Applications due May 1

For guidelines and applications, click HERE
or contact Margi Rogal for more details.





Augustana College Art Museum director Sherry Maurer has attained a Museum Assessment Program grant from the American Association of Museums to help underwrite and complete the art museum's self-study. Sherry was invited to be an evaluator for the 2012 Museums for America grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.



Monday, March 12, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wilson Center

Nadia Novotorova (Business Admin.) presents: "The Influence of Attribute Wording on Product Preferences of Young Consumers in the U.S. and Russia: A Cross-Cultural Study."
Product labeling for genetically modified (GM) foods and an effective way to communicate the benefits of GM foods to consumers are important issues to marketers and policy makers. The study analyzes the differences in consumer ratings of various products and the trade offs among the value of specific attributes when the products are described identically but labeled differently. Significant differences were found between ratings of young U.S. and Russian consumers. Russia is a big marketplace and a better understanding of preferences and behavior of Russian consumers toward GM foods is essential for designing new market strategies and information policies.


Paul Croll (Soc/Anth/Social Welfare) presents: "Making Sense of Whiteness: From Invisibility to Colorblindness"
"In my research, I find that whites are far more aware of whiteness than previously believed. A central idea in earlier works in whiteness studies was that whiteness was largely invisible for whites. However, I now find that a significant number of Americans, including whites, see ways in which being white provides advantages. This is not to say that whiteness has lost its power. Rather, I argue that the nature and power of whiteness has shifted over the past twenty years. I believe that it is no longer the case that whites are unaware of white privilege and therefore allow it to continue. Rather, whites are aware of ways in which they receive advantages in our society and simultaneously believe that individualistic efforts play an important role in explaining white advantage. Colorblind ideologies help to maintain this position. My current work is developing the idea that the power of whiteness is its ability to generate privilege while simultaneously rationalizing and justifying visible racial privilege in a post-racial, colorblind society."




"William Morris: Visions of an Ideal World"
Includes two books produced by the Kelmscott Press and examples of designs by William Morris, interior designer, book printer, writer, socialist, and lover of the "beauty of life."
Thomas Tredway Library
March 5 - May 17


"Aesthetics for the 99% by Ruskin & Morris: Why You Should Read the Victorians"
Owen S. Rogal, Professor of English, St. Ambrose University
Thursday, March 15, 4:30 p.m.
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south


"Morris & Co.: A Reading of Victorian Poets by Faculty and Students"
Celebrating National Poetry Month
Wednesday, April 11, 4:00 p.m.
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south



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.



March 13, 2012
8:00 PM
Centennial Hall

The United States Navy's official chorus from Washington, D.C., the Navy Band Sea Chanters, will perform a variety of music, ranging from traditional choral music, including sea chanteys and patriotic fare, to opera, Broadway and contemporary music. To avoid overfilling the auditorium, tickets are required, with a limit of six per request. Those wishing to get tickets may stop by the Augustana Ticket Office or send a request along with a self-addressed envelope to the Ticket Office, and tickets will be mailed back.

The Sea Chanters perform regularly for the U.S. president, vice president and numerous congressional, military and foreign dignitaries. They performed during Inauguration Day 2009, the memorials for the astronauts of the space shuttle Columbia, and the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance after the events of 9/11. The Sea Chanters also have performed with stars such as Perry Como, Marian Anderson, Kenny Rogers and Lionel Richie.



Thursday, March 15, 2012
Michael Eisenberg, Co-Director Project Information Literacy
"Are You Experienced? Do You Have What It Takes to Thrive in the Information Age?"
10:30 - 11:20 AM
Centennial Hall

Mike Eisenberg is Dean Emeritus and Professor in the University of Washington's Information School. He is the co-developer of the Big6 Model, the most widely known and widely used approach to teaching information technology skills in the world. Eisenberg conducts research, writes, consults, and lectures frequently on information literacy, information management in learning and teaching, and information and library education. Eisenberg earned his MLS from SUNY at Albany and his Ph.D. in Information Transfer from the School of Information at Syracuse University.

Eisenberg's convocation address is specifically designed for students working on improving their researching skills. On Wednesday afternoon, Eisenberg will be featured at a faculty workshop sponsored by Center for Teaching & Learning. More details about this will be forthcoming from Jon Clauss. Eisenberg and co-director of Project Information Literacy, Allison Head, have done extensive work on how students research. Their articles can be found at:



Thursday, March 22, 2012

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 Gay and the Angry: The Supreme Court, Gay Rights, and the Cultural Rearguard
Pamela S. Karlan
March 26, 2012
7:30 PM
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Pamela S. Karlan, co-director of Stanford's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, will speak on same-sex marriage and the Supreme Court. She is the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and co-director of Stanford's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. Her primary scholarly interests lie in the areas of constitution law and constitutional litigation, with an emphasis on voting rights and anti-discrimination law. Karlan is Augustana's Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar for 2012. She will also visit classes and talk with students.



Midwest Faculty Seminar Presents "Alternative Modernities"
April 12-14, 2012
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
If you are interested in attending, please contact Pareena Lawrence.

Final 2011-2012 Topic:
Alternative Modernities
April 12-14, 2012 (Note new seminar dates)
Deadline to contact Pareena Lawrence: March 12, 2012
Registration Deadline: March 24, 2012


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.




All faculty and staff are invited to the Recognition of Student Honors at 11:30 AM in Hanson Hall of Science Room 102, in conjunction with the Celebration of Learning, scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2012. This program will honor underclassmen receiving honors. No registration for the Celebration of Learning is required to attend the Recognition of Student Honors, if you are not actively presenting or otherwise attending the Celebration of Learning.

All faculty and staff are also invited to the Senior Honors Convocation scheduled for Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM in Centennial Hall. The ceremony will recognize academic and departmental honors for senior students, senior students in Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Delta, Lincoln Academy Student Laureate, and SGA awards. FACULTY WILL WEAR ACADEMIC REGALIA DURING THE SENIOR HONORS CONVOCATION EVENT.

Please mark these events on your calendar.





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, 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

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