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

Community Engagement Center

Congratulations to Spring 2012 CEC Reflection Grant Recipients!

Seven faculty members have been awarded a CEC Reflection Grant this Spring! Congratulations to Stephanie Fuhr, Laura Hartman, Jason Mahn, Farah Marklevits, Alejandra Ratti, Lisa Seidlitz, and Eric Stewart. The recipients had an assortment of proposed integrative and creative ideas to further enrich their classrooms, including:

The $500 Reflection Grant provides further incentive for a faculty member to incorporate purposeful and integrative reflection into a course. Reflection at its heart is "considering for further understanding," and helps students make sense of, see importance in, and find meaning in their educational experiences. Proposals are encouraged therefore to engage students in reflection that might (a) deepen their critical understanding of content and its meaning, (b) relate prior knowledge and other coursework with the proposed course material, and (c) help students consider the implications of their undergraduate experience upon their own self-awareness and future direction. Grants website 

Thank you,

Ryan J. White
Director of the Center for Vocational Reflection




You're invited to a special faculty screening of Pelada - the documentary film created by our April 12 Convocation Speaker, Gwendolyn Oxenham. (Pelada synopsis below)

Faculty Screening - Tuesday, April 3 at 4:30 in the CEC classroom, Sorensen 137. Beer, wine and appetizers provided. Screening sponsored by the Office of International Programs and the Center for Vocational Reflection.

Many of you are requiring your students to attend the April 12 Convocation. There will be screenings of the documentary for students in the 2 weeks prior to Gwendolyn's convocation so, our April 3 faculty screening will allow you to be 1 step ahead of your students!
Please RSVP to Laura Mahn.

We look forward to having you join us for this remarkable documentary.

Pelada synopsis - Pelada is a documentary following Luke and Gwendolyn, two former college soccer stars 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.