Monday, April 2

7:30 PM - Jihad in the Context of Islamic Ethics: Mercy and Justice, Duty and Consequence, presented by Cyrus Zargar
Free admission
102 Hanson Hall of Science 

Tuesday, April 3

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Religion
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:30 PM - Faculty Screening of Pelada, the documentary film created by April 12 Convocation Speaker, Gwendolyn Oxenham
Refreshments provided
CEC Classroom, Sorensen 137 

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

7:00 - 9:00 PM - "And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank"
The Augustana Chapter of Alpha Psi Omega presents this play that combines video interviews with Holocaust survivors and live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Guest Artist: Chris Holman, organ, DMA student at University of Illinois CANCELLED
Free admission
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor 

Wednesday, April 4

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, April 5

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Division Meetings
See locations in Announcements 

6:00 PM - Easter Recess Begins

Friday, April 6

No Classes

Saturday, April 7

7:00 PM - The Vigil of Easter
All are welcome for the lighting at the new fire on Thomas Tredway Library lawn (weather permitting) and continuing on to Ascension Chapel 

Sunday, April 8

Easter Sunday

Volume 9, Issue 27 - April 2, 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.



Wondering how to help your senior students and advisees
with their job searches?

If they have questions about...

How to find focus for their search
How to find employers in their industry or location
How to network and market themselves
How to interview successfully

Refer them to Career Development!
We have resources available to help students strategize for their individual searches.

Plus - Let your stressed-out seniors know that we are offering a
Job Hunting 101 workshop next Thursday, April 5th at 10:30 AM in Sorensen 137

Thanks for helping them get ready for success after Augustana!
If you'd ever like to discuss strategies for helping students in your area, let me know.

Karen Eilers