Monday, March 19

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

Tuesday, March 20

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

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

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Augustana's Four Winds and Trios
Janet Stodd, flute; Cyntha Lambrect, oboe; Susan Schwaegler, clarinet; Susan Bawden, bassoon
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Wednesday, March 21

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

Thursday, March 22

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation and Kick-off to White Privilege Conference:  Marc Morial, CEO of the National Urban League, presents: "Exploring Economic Inequality"
Centennial Hall

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting  CANCELLED
Hanson Science 102

1:15 - 2:15 - White Privilege Conference Concurrent Sessions 

2:30 - 3:30 PM - White Privilege Conference Concurrent Sessions

3:45 - 4:45 PM - White Privilege Conference Concurrent Sessions

4:45 - Summit Reception and Reflection
Hanson Science 2nd floor Lobby 

Friday, March 23

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Farah Marklevits presents "Bringing it Together: e-Portfolio Series"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Cabaret Music Department
Featuring Augustana's professors and students from the Music Dept. performing pieces of their won and recommendations from the audience
Brew by the Slough, Tredway Library, 4th floor

8:00 PM - SBC Academy Concert & Fundraiser
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Saturday, March 24

4:00 PM - Faculty Recital: Dortha DeWit, violin, and Susan Schwaegler, clarinet
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Sunday, March 25

1:00 - 4:00 PM - Physics Department Open House
All ages are invited; however, activities are designed for students in upper elementary grades
Free admission
Hanson Science First Floor 

2:00 - 4:00 PM - Easter Craft Workshop
Easter craft workshop for all ages. Free admission, but registration is requested. Contact Helene Leaf between March 15-23 at 309-757-7606 or email to make your reservations. Please indicate number of persons attending. If you can assist with any aspect of the workshop, contact Helene Leaf. Thirty or more bottles to use as vases for Easter brances are needed. Glass Snapple or salad dressing bottles work well. Please bring them to Helenne beforehand,or to the workshop that day
First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 

Volume 9, Issue 25 - March 19, 2012




The Tredway Library Prize for First-Year Research recognizes an outstanding research paper written by a first-year Augustana student for a class in the Liberal Studies (LSFY) or Honors sequence.

Please encourage your LSFY and Honors students to apply! For complete information, see the Library Prize webpage. Questions? Contact Amanda Makula, Anne Earel, or Connie Ghinazzi.




Thursday, March 22, 2012
Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League
"Power, Privilege and Democracy"
10:30 - 11:20 AM
Centennial Hall

In a career that has spanned 25 years, Marc Morial has been an entrepreneur, lawyer, professor, legislator, mayor of New Orleans, president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation's largest civil rights organization.

Morial comes to Augustana as the keynote speaker for the third White Privilege Summit. As president of the National Urban League since 2003 he has been a catalyst for an era of change - a transformation for the 100-year-old civil rights organization. His eleadership has expanded the league's work around an empowerment agenda, which is redefining civil rights in the 21st century with a renewed emphasis on closing the economic gaps between whites and blacks as well as rich and poor Americans.

Morial, a history, arts, music and sports enthusiast, has an adult daughter and is married to broadcast journalist Michelle Miller. Together they have two young children.



Monday, March 26, 2012
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Olin Auditorium



Tuesday, March 27, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wilson Center

Letania Ferreira 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.
Xiaowen Zhang presents: "The Politics of Compliance with Adverse WTO Dispute Settlement Rulings in China"
In this presentation, Xiaowen will present her research on China's implementation record in the WTO dispute settlement system. The main finding is that although China is strongly motivated to uphold the legitimacy of the WTO dispute settlement system, its domestic politics can impede successful implementation.




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.




Harold T. and Violet M. Jaeke Awards

The sole purpose of the Harold T. Jaeke and Violet M. Jaeke Endowment is to recognize outstanding performance by members of the faculty and staff of Augustana College as reflected in personal leadership contributions that benefit students and the common life of the institution. The endowment provides for annual rewards that will recognize and honor individuals who in the judgment of the selection committee reflect exceptional qualifications of this nature.

Nominations must be received in the Academic Affairs office, 116 Founders Hall, no later than 4:00 PM Thursday, March 29, 2012. Please hand deliver if the deadline is near.

So that we may fully and fairly consider each nominee, the Jaeke Committee asks that you complete the nomination form; letters of nomination will not be accepted.  The Committee also will not consider group/collaborative nominations (one nomination form with multiple signatures). Each recommendation requires a separate nomination form.  Awards can only be given to individuals one time only.  HERE is a list of Jaeke Award recipients to date.

This year's Jaeke Committee members are:  Pareena Lawrence, Lynn Jackson, Rosita Tendall, David Arbesu, Pam Trotter, Cyrus Zargar, Chuck Hyser, Paul Weissburg, Brad Foley, Shanan Pettifer, Beth Ducey, Katie Devore, Mohammed Hussein.

Please take the time to recognize the hard work of your fellow workers. Please contact Mary Koski if you have any questions.




...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.




Reception on Friday, March 30, 2012
4:30 - 6:30 PM
Augustana College Art Museum, Centennial Hall

You are Cordially Invited to the reception for the Thirty-sixth Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition in the Augustana College Art Museum, Centennial Hall, on Friday, March 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m. The exhibition catalog will be debuted and awards will be announced at 5:40 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Rock Island Art Guild and the Augustana College Art Museum, entry is open to artists residing with a 150-mile radius of the Quad Cities. The exhibition continues through April 22, open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays (also open on Sundays: April 1, 15 and 22 from noon to 4 p.m.; closed Easter Weekend, April 6-9). Included in the exhibition are works by Augustana faculty members Megan Quinn and Corrine Smith, and an Honorable Mention Award will be presented to Veronica Smith (Augustana '12). The public is cordially invited to submit a single ballot for the artwork of their choice for the "People's Choice Award." The piece receiving the most votes will receive a $50 prize. Results will be tallied and announced on the final day of the exhibition.



Tuesday, April 3, 2012
4:30 PM
CEC Classroom, Sorensen 137


Faculty are invited to a special faculty screening of Pelada - the documentary film created by our April 12, 2012 Convocation speaker, Gwendolyn Oxenham. Many of you are requiring your students to attend the April 12 Convocation. There will be screenings of the documentary for students in the two weeks prior to Gwendolyn's convocation, so the April 3rd faculty screening will allow you to be one step ahead of your students.

Pelada synopsis - Pelada is a documentary following Luke and Gwendolyn, two former college soccer start who didn't quite make it to the pros. Not ready for it to be over, they take off to over twenty countries around the world, chasing the game - the global phenomenon spanning gender, race, religion, and class. The film tells the stories of the players they meet along the way...from prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine brewers in Kenya, from freestylers in China to women who play in hijab in Iran, Pelada is the story of the people who play. PLEASE RSVP TO Laura Mahn.




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, go to
or contact Margi Rogal for more details.





"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


"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


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.



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.






Division Meetings
Thursday, April 5, 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 Evald 113


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

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

5:00 - 6:00 PM
Wilson Center

Thursday, March 22, 2012  CANCELLED
• Thursday, April 19, 2012
• Thursday, May 17, 2012

Faculty Senate Meetings
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Thursday, March 22, 2012  CANCELLED
11:30 - 12:15
• Thursday, April 12, 2012
11:30 -12:15
• Thursday, May 3, 2012
11:00 - 12:00

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

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

2012 Retirees Reception
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

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