Monday, December 5

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Sabbatical Report Presentation:  Steve Warren presents "Rethinking Place & Identity in American Indian Histories"
Wilson Center

Tuesday, December 6

10:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Maggie Blackburn, '12
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

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

Wednesday, December 7

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC Conference Room, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

Thursday, December 8

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: Steve Cagan "Can the environmental and cultural treasure of El Chocó be saved--for the residents and for us?"
Centennial Hall

Friday, December 9

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation
Wilson Center

Saturday, December 10

Sunday, December 11


Volume 9, Issue 15 - December 5, 2011

Community Engagement Center (CEC)


Viewing of the film "Pelada"
4:30 pm

Wilson Center
Tuesday, December 6

Two recent college grads document their global trek to find pick-up soccer matches. Witness former student-athletes wrestle with a future that may not include the sport to which they have dedicated much of their lives. As they reflect inward about vocation, they also use the lens of sport to understand cultures from the prisons of Bolivia to highrises of Tokyo. "Pelada" combines vocational reflection with intercultural exploration, touching on a moment many of our own student-athletes face as they step beyond Augustana.

CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars Info Session
4:30 pm
Wilson Center
Thursday, December 8

Each year CIEE offers up to 20 different faculty seminars, two week immersion experiences around the globe. For more than 10 years, IOP has helped to sponsor three Augustana faculty for one of these international experiences, leading many faculty to internationalize their courses or form part of new study abroad programs. Listen to some of last year's participants, find out what programs are available for the summer of 2012 and how you can apply for funding from both CIEE and Augustana's IOP.

10th Annual International Food Festival 
5:00 pm
College Center Cafeteria
Saturday, February 4

The food event of the season, with dishes from around the globe, the IFF celebrates our international campus and our connections to peoples and places far from Rock Island. Tickets are $12.50 each and will be available for sale through the Augie Ticket Office beginning after Thanksgiving. Last year over 500 people attended, so book your seats soon.

Internship Information- Delivered Directly to the Classroom

Organizations expect to increase internship hiring by approximately 7% this year. Those organizations reported that they will draw approximately 40% of their new college hires from their internship program.

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 2011 Internship and Co-op Survey

The Internship Office is currently scheduling 10-15 minute classroom presentations to raise awareness of internship resources and increase student participation in internship opportunities. Please contact Erin Leifker, Internship Advisor, 794-7339 if you are interested in scheduling a brief presentation, at the beginning or end of class, for your students. Internships are great opportunities and we want to see Augustana students benefit from an experience! In addition, if you have classes you are planning to cancel please let us know, we would be happy to use the time to present or tailor a presentation to the needs of your students.

Augie Hub

Augie Hub, a campus wide system, connects students with jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. Currently there are 172 opportunities available to Augie Students local and nationwide. Encourage your students to log in and use this valuable resource.

Augustana's International Food Festival Cookbook for sale

In celebration of the 10th year for the International Food Festival, for the first time the recipes from this great annual event are available to all. Includes dishes from the IFF as well as new recipes from Augustana faculty, staff, food services and our international students. A great holiday gift, cookbooks are $10 each and funds support our community of international students at Augustana. Pre-orders available now. Checks & Cash accepted at the IOP offices in Sorensen Hall. Cookbooks will be available for pickup in early December.