Monday, April 30

5:30 PM - Student Recital: Elyssa LeMay, voice and Class Voice Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Tuesday, May 1

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Maggie Hayes & Emily Petersen
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

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

Wednesday, May 2

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

8:00 PM - Augustana Flute and Clarinet Choirs Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Thursday, May 3

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting
102 Hanson Hall of Science 

7:00 PM - World Hunger: Food, Water, and Energy Film Series "Guns, Germs, and Steel"
Evald Hall 

Friday, May 4

4:00 PM - Celebration of Scholarship
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center 

7:30 PM - Bat Boy: The Musical
$14 public; $12 seniors and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall    

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert
Centennial Hall

Saturday, May 5

8:00 AM - Seniors Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Garden Workshop
St. John's Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 4501 7th Avenue, Rock Island, IL

9:30 AM - 2:00 PM - Celebration of Learning
Hanson Hall of Science

11:30 AM - Student Honors Recognition
102 Hanson Hall of Science

2:00 PM - Student Recital: Gail Anderson and Marcus Hostetler, horn
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

4:00 PM - Augustana Five Choirs Concert
Centennial Hall

7:30 PM - Bat Boy: The Musical
$14 public; $12 seniors and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall    

Sunday, May 6

1:30 PM - Bat Boy: The Musical
$14 public; $12 seniors and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall  

2:00 PM - Student Recital: Julie Speulda, piano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Travel Reads Book Discussion: Funny in Farsi
Evald Great Hall

4:00 - Student Recital: Kelly Maras and Taralynn Muscat, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Volume 9, Issue 31 - April 30, 2012


Saturday, May 5, 2012
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102

The day will open with a Keynote Address, followed by a session of concurrent student presentations, a light lunch and student poster session, and a second session of concurrent student presentations. After the presentations, all participants and their families and friends are invited to the Augustana College Art Museum in Centennial Hall to view the Senior Studio Student Art Exhibition.

The Keynote Address will be given by Augustana alumna Stephanie Allewalt. Stephanie earned her bachelor's degree in geography in 2004, and also holds a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. As the neighborhood planner for Agape Community Center, a non-profit organization that also serves the northwest side of Milwaukee. she earned a place among the National Housing Institute's "6 Under 36" in community development (2011), and among Milwaukee Business Journal's "Forty under 40" (2012). At the core of Stephanie's interests is utilizing planning principles to build a central vision and establish supporting programs that foster neighborhood change. Stephanie has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for five years.

For a schedule of the day's events, please see the Celebration of Learning online program.



Saturday, May 5, 2012


Saturday, May 19, 2012

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.


Sunday, May 6, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Great Hall, Carlsson Evald

"One of my father's favorite foods is ham. This is not a problem if your name is Bob and you live in Alabama. But when you're Kazem living in Abadan, satisfying your ham cravings can be a challenge." -- Funny in Farsi

Join the discussion of Firoozeh Dumas' entertaining memoir of growing up Iranian in southern California.

2012 Augustana College Senior Studio Art Student Exhibition

Five graduating studio art students will exhibit a portfolio of their work at the Augustana College Art Museum during April 28th to May 19th (closed for exams May 15-17). Slated to participate in the 2012 Augustana College Senior Studio Art Student Exhibition are: Taylor Banach, Melanie Battistoni, Amanda M. Eslinger, Sara A. Sides and Veronica Smith. 

In addition to preparing the portfolio of works, the exhibiting artists will discuss their art in the Augustana College Art Museum during a 50-minute walking tour program on Tuesday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. There is no admission charge. Art Museum hours are noon to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.  For more information, contact (309) 794-7231 weekdays.



2012-2013 Center for the Study of Ethics Community Lecture Series

The Board of Directors of the Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics invites you to submit proposals for the 2012-2013 Community Lecture Series.  All members of the faculty in all departments are eligible to submit proposals.  The only requirement is that they is some way adress an ethical issue.  Proposals should be submitted to Dan Lee electronically by Monday, May 7.

Each participant agrees to present her or his lecture once on campus and up to three times to community groups.  The Center pays each participant a $200 preparation fee and a $50 stipend for each presentation up to a total of four presentations.  Since the Center pays the stipends, the lectures are made available to community groups and organizations without charge.

Information about this year's Community Lecture Series can be read HERE.

Do not hesitate to contact Dan Lee x7258 if you have any questions.



Augustana faculty are invited to participate in THE VOCATION OF A LUTHERAN COLLEGE annual conference. This year's theme is:  A Calling to Embrace Creation: Lutheran Higher Education, Sustainability, and Stewardship. It will be held at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota from July 30 - August 1, 2012. A schedule can be read HERE. Please contact Ellen Hay for registration and funding.



The 77th Annual Meeting of The Association of Lutheran College Faculties will be held October 5-6, 2012 at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN.  The theme of this year's meeting is ""Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Lutheran Higher Education Through Experience-Based Pedagogy."  The call for papers is at:

Submissions are due June 1, 2012.  The CEC will provide support for faculty interested in participating.


Late last term, the Convocation Committee requested your input on themes for each of next year's Convocation Symposia. Your votes determined the following themes:

Fall term (Thursday, September 27): Politics and/or Common Good. This theme could include discussions about political candidates in a debate, discussions of civil discourse, corporate responsibility, and what it means to be a citizen.

Winter term (Wednesday, January 23): Environmental Issues. This theme could include discussions about food, energy, climate, agriculture, business, and literature. 

Spring term (Tuesday, April 9): Social Justice. This theme could include discussions about global citizenship, immigration, social entrepreneurship, activism, privilege, and religion.

Now, we need to start planning! We are going to need your help to build thought provoking, engaging, and meaningful experiences for our students. Do you know of a particularly engaging speaker relating to one of these themes? A play? A documentary? An artist? ALL ideas are welcome.

I look forward to hearing from you! Send your emails to Kristin Douglas, Convocation Coordinator '12-'13



If you have a high-school aged child (age 16 and over) at home who needs to complete service hours for school or a club, or if your son/daughter simply enjoys volunteering, please ask them to consider ushering for Commencement on Sunday, May 20, 2012.

Volunteers would need to be dressed in appropriate business attire, provide their own transportation to and from the i wireless Center, and arrive by 1:00 PM. Responsibilities would include handing out programs, answering patron questions and giving directions. Once the ceremony begins at 3:00 PM, volunteers would be free to either leave or go into the arena to watch Commencement.

For more details, please call or email Rita Gustafson at 309-794-7236 or




Faculty Senate Meetings
Hanson Hall of Science 102


5:00 - 6:00 PM
Wilson Center

Augie Reads Kick-off
Evald Great Hall

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