Monday, March 26

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Faculty Forum - Curricular Realignment
Olin Auditorium 

6:30 PM - 'Children of Their City' Book Discussion led by Helene Leaf
Second in a series by Per Anders Fogelstrom that follows the life of a family in Stockholm.
Free admission 
Swenson Center, Denkmann Building 

7:30 PM - Visiting Scholar Program Lecture:  The Gay and the Angry: The Supreme Court, Gay Rights, and the Cultural Rearguard"
Pamela S. Karlan, co-director of Stanford's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, will speak on same-sex marriage and the Supreme Court
Free admission
102 Hanson Hall of Science 

Tuesday, March 27

10:45 AM - General Student Recital
Centennial Hall 

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - ePortfolio Workshop
Olin 105

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

3:30 - 4:30 PM - ePortfolio Workshop
Olin 105 

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Pre-tenure Paid Leave Report Presentations
Letania Ferreira presents "Interpreting Agreement in a Rich Agreement Language: Data from Brazilian Portuguese"
Xiaowen Zhang presents "The Politics of Compliance with Adverse WTO Dispute Settlement Rulings in China"
Wilson Center 

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

8:00 PM - Student Recital: Lisa Beggs and Dylan Hinrichs, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Wednesday, March 28

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 29

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: Bishop Gene Robinson "Being Gay and Religious: Mission Impossible?"
Centennial Hall

4:00 PM - Jaeke Nomination forms due in 116 Founders Hall

Friday, March 30

NO Friday Conversation this week

9:00 - 10:00 AM - ePortfolio Workshop
RSVP to Kristina Jansson
Olin 105 

3:30 - 4:30 PM - ePortfolio Workshop
RSVP to Kristina Jansson
Olin 105 

4:30 - 6:30 - Reception for the 36th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition
The exhibition catalog will be debuted and awards will be announced in the Augustana College Art Museum at 5:40 PM
Free admission
Art Museum, Centennial Hall 

4:30 PM - American Academy of Religion Midwest Conference: Religion and Fear 
Sessions and the keynote address by Dr. Jason Bivins of North Carolina are free and open to all
See a complete schedule of session tracks and talks
Carlson Evald Hall 

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Artists in Profile: Erin Freund
Harpist Eric Freund will be featured on public television WQPT 

Saturday, March 31

9:00 AM - Swedish Genealogy Workshop
RSVP to Jill Seaholm 309.794.7204 no later than 3-28-12 
Free to American Scandinavian Assoc. members; $5 for non-members
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Denkmann Building 

11:00 AM - Swedish Genealogy Workshop (see above)

5:00 - 8:00 PM - Trinity Lutheran Church Founder's Day Celebration
Featuring a benediction service, dinner and talk by Dr. Roald Tweet, about the time when Trinity was founded, between the beginnign of the 20th century and World War I
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 13th Street, Moline, Illinois

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Erin Freund, harp
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Sunday, April 1

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday begins on the library lawn where palms are given out and then the service processes into Ascension Chapel. The service is openly ecumenical within a Lutheran perspective, this service features a variety of worship settings, Holy Communion, a sermon usually by one of the Chaplains, and special music. 
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Call Symphony Office for ticket information 563.322.0931
Centennial Hall 

Volume 9, Issue 26 - March 26, 2012



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

4.1.4_Information FAQ draft 3.1
4-1-4 Model with Zero Tuition Retained
IOP Semester Study Faculty Handout
Proposed AGES Reduction



Tuesday, April 17, 2012
11:30 AM
Chicago Room, College Center

The Faculty Welfare Committee is leading a Faculty Forum on a proposed revision of chapter 4 of the revised Faculty Handbook. This chapter concerns procedures for promotions and post-tenure reviews, including procedures for APT faculty. The forum will be held Tuesday, April 17 at 11:30 AM in the Chicago Room of the College Center. A draft of the revised chapter was sent to all faculty on Friday, March 23.

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.


Thursday, April 5, 2012
11:30 - 12:30

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 Science Evald 113



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.


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.

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Bishop Gene Robinson
"Being Gay and Religious: Mission Impossible?"
10:30 - 11:20 AM
Centennial Hall

V. Gene Robinson, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, will give the convocation lecture, "Being Gay & Religious: Mission Impossible?"

Robinson is widely known for being the first openly gay, non-celibate priest to be ordained a bishop in a major Christian denomination. He has announced his intention to retire in 2013.

He has served as bishop since June 2003. A 1969 graduate of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., he has a B.A. in American studies/history. In 1973, he completed the M.Div. degree at the General Theological Seminary in New York.
Co-author of three AIDS education curricula for youth and adults, Robinson has done AIDS work in the United States and Africa. He has been an advocate for antiracism training in the diocese and wider church. He holds two honorary doctorates and has received numerous awards from national civil rights organizations.

His story is featured in the 2007 feature-length documentary, "For the Bible Tells Me So." In 2008, his book, In the Eye of the Storm: Swept to the Center by God was released.


The Harold T. and Violet M. Jaeke award is given annually to recognize outstanding performance by staff and faculty who show excellence in teaching, in developing positive personal influences upon students that will encourage full development of their abilities, and in enhancing the common life of the entire College Community.

The Jaeke Award Committee reviews nominations and makes selections. 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, and Mohammed Hussein.

Nomination Forms are due in Academic Affairs no later than 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 29, 2012.

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.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 (Muesday)
6:30 PM
Putnam Museum GIANT screen theater
Discussion to follow

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.
In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman's value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.

See website for trailer and information!


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 19, 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 20, 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.

...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 Earel or Stefanie Bluemle or Carla Tracy for more information.


Thursday, April 12, 2012
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tredway Library, 2nd Floor, North End

The directors of Student Activities and Residential Life have posed the following question: How can we better integrate our students' experiences in and out of the classroom? Audrey Adamson from Residential Life and Ken Brill from Student Activities will join us to talk about "Promoting Student Success: The Role of Student Services at Augustana". From the recent survey of Augustana graduates:

Those who believe Augustana provided an outstanding education seem to indicate that some of the quality has to do with the College's residential nature. More than half of those who said they received an outstanding education and four out of ten of those who felt their Augustana education was above average strongly agreed with the statement "I learned as much from my out-of-class experience as I did from my academic program."

Audrey and Ken will provide an overview of their current programs and provide opportunities for interested faculty to engage with students on a different level. All faculty, administrators and staff are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Jon Clauss.

Friday, April 20, 2012
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

The Augustana campus community will gather on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 3 to 5 PM in Wallenberg Hall to honor 12 retirees who have shared their talents with thousands of students and with us over the years. Don't miss this opportunity to visit will colleagues from across campus to offer thanks and Godspeed as they begin their life's next big adventure. Refreshments will be served.

2012 Retirees

Richard Ballman
Lou Belby
Roger Crossley
Jean DePauw
Dave DeWit
Don Erickson
Mike Finnemann
Mooch Gay
Larry McCallum
Dick Narske
Deb Nelson
Van Symons

Unable to attend:

Charlie Mahaffey
Sr. Marilyn Ring
Tom Schmulbach


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


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

5:00 - 6:00 PM
Wilson Center

• Thursday, March 29, 2012 (4:00 - 5:00 PM in the Board Room, College Center)
• Thursday, April 19, 2012
• Thursday, May 17, 2012

Faculty Senate Meetings
Hanson Hall of Science 102

• 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 and Faculty Handbook changes
• Tuesday, May 1, 2012 (if necessary)

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