Monday, November 14

Winter Term Classes Begin

"By Hand: A Collection of Commercial Lettering and Illustration From the 1920s to the 1940s" Exhibit Begins (through December 16)
Tredway Library, 2nd floor

4:00 PM - PTPL Report Presentation: Laura Hartman: "Transportation Ethics: American Christianity and Human Motion"
Wilson Center

Tuesday, November 15

Augustana College Art Museum Exhibit: Liberal Arts through the AGES 2011-2012
on display through February 11
Art Museum, Centennial Hall

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

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

Wednesday, November 16

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

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group "What if Jesus Meant the Stuff He Said?"
led by Pastor Priggie, for faculty, staff, and administrators
Bring your lunch and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

4:30 PM - Opening Reception with painter Leslie Bell "By Hand: A Collection of Commercial Lettering and Illustration From the 1920s to the 1940s" Exhibit. Includes short talk by the collector Les Bell, and refreshments"
Tredway Library, 2nd floor

8:00 PM - Theatrical Trombone Performance
This recital by Samantha Keehn will combine the two arts of music and theatre
Free Admission
Black Box Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

Thursday, November 17

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Blood Drive
Loft, College Center, 2nd floor

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation: LSFY 102 Panel: "From Antiquity to Modernity: How does exploring the past deepen our understanding of the human condition?"
LSFY faculty provide a chronological overview of ideas and issues addressed during the term, highlighted by music and artistic images.
Centennial Hall

2:30 - 3:30 PM - The Augustana Mathematics & Computer Science Department Reading Group will discuss the book "The Theory That Would Not Die" by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Olin 202

7:00 - 10:00 PM - College Night at the Figge: Paris When It Sizzles
Inspired by the Special exhibition Turn of the Century Posters from the Krannert Art Museum Collection, College Night offers free admission for college students, faculty and staff
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second Street, Davenport, Iowa

Friday, November 18

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: "Best Practices in Academic Advising" with Mary Windeknecht
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

4:00 PM - Sabbatical Leave Report Presentation: Janina Ehrlich: Music for Cello by Jewish Composers--A Work in Progress"
Bergendoff 113

5:30 PM - The American Scandinavian Association will serve a traditional Lutfisk Dinner and Jennifer Horrell of the Scandinavian Department will speak on "Swedish Crime Fiction"
The dinner is a scholarship fundraiser. Cost is $20 for ASA members, $25 for non-members and $10 for children and students. Reservations are due 11-14-11 to Loryann Eis, 309-762-8303
College Center

8:00 PM - Opera at Augustana Presents "The Long Christmas Dinner"
$12 adults, $10 senior citizens and students, $8 children
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Dance Company Fall Performance
$8 general public, $5 students. Call 309-794-7306 for tickets
Centennial Hall

Saturday, November 19

7:00 PM - An Intimate Evening with Mark Schulz
This Dove Award-winning artis has become one of the Christian music's most acclaimed singer/songwriters
$10 in advance, $12 at the door. Augustana students, faculty and staff should come to the Ticket Office with their ID to pick up their free tickets in person.
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Opera at Augustana Presents "The Long Christmas Dinner"
$12 adults, $10 senior citizens and students, $8 children
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, November 20

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Book discussion: Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
Travel Reads book discussion series.
Free Admission
Evald Great Hall

6:00 PM - Pre-Thanksgiving Day Dinner, sponsored by the Black Student Union
Free and open to all Augustana students, staff and faculty
Dahl President's Home

8:00 PM - Opera at Augustana Presents "The Long Christmas Dinner"
$12 adults, $10 senior citizens and students, $8 children
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building


Volume 9, Issue 12 - November 14, 2011

Faculty News

Wendy Hilton-Morrow (Communication Studies) and Kathleen Battles (Oakland University) have signed a contract with Routledge for Sexuality and the Media: An Introduction. The book will define key debates surrounding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities as well as different theoretical and methodological approaches for studying their relationship to the media.

Wendy Hilton-Morrow (Communication Studies) received the 2011 Denny Jacobs Public Service Award for her service on the East Moline Park Board.

Adam Kaul (Soc/Anth/SocWelf) was invited to review and write the back-cover blurb for a volume on the study of tourism entitled Great Expectations: Imagination and Anticipation in Tourism published last month by Berghahn Books.

Keva Steadman and Xiaowan Zhang participated in the Junior Faculty Professional Development Conference sponsored by The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholars Program. The conference was held in conjunction with the 18th Annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in Atlanta, Georgia, October 20 - 23, 2011. A Pilot Initiative of the junior faculty conference was held last year and 32 faculty representing all academic disciplines from across the country participated. The conference is intended to enhance the early career faculty members' professional development in the academy.

Seven members of the Augustana community attended The Compact for Faculty Diversity's 18th Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in Atlanta, GA on October 20-23. Shirley Crenshaw, Margaret Farrar, Letania Ferreira, Darrin Good, Keva Steadman, Christopher Whitt and Xiaowen Zhang represented Augustana. They met with well over a hundred potential faculty members of color to promote our current faculty searches and our Dissertation Fellows Program. In addition, they gave Augustana visibility at this event and demonstrated that our college is "diversity friendly." This event "provides access to more than 1,000 minority doctoral scholars who plan to become faculty members in postsecondary education."

Christopher Whitt and Darrin Good were selected to present at the 18th Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring sponsored by Compact for Faculty Diversity. The conference is the "largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars in the country" and there were approximately 1,000 minority doctoral scholars in attendance. The title and presentation description are:

Securing Tenure Track Positions at Liberal Arts Institutions While Maintaining Scholarly Productivity

This session will focus the thousands of openings for newly-minted PhDs at these institutions which, many times, are in special need of new faculty members of color. Many PhD candidates may overlook these positions because they do not understand this environment that is different from large research institutions. Attendees will be instructed in strategies for success in applying, working, succeeding, finding comfort and achieving tenure at such institutions while maintaining their scholarly productivity. The prospective of a junior faculty member and an administrator will provide a clear view of the liberal arts experience.

The presentation was very well attended and received highly positive feedback from representatives of numerous, small liberal arts colleges including Grinnell, Hope, Mount Holyoke, Amherst, Smith, and Hampshire.