Monday, March 19

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LSFY Faculty Meeting  CANCELLED
Wilson Center 

Tuesday, March 20

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Tom Christian, '12
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor 

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

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Augustana's Four Winds and Trios
Janet Stodd, flute; Cyntha Lambrect, oboe; Susan Schwaegler, clarinet; Susan Bawden, bassoon
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Wednesday, March 21

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 22

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation and Kick-off to White Privilege Conference:  Marc Morial, CEO of the National Urban League, presents: "Exploring Economic Inequality"
Centennial Hall

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting  CANCELLED
Hanson Science 102

1:15 - 2:15 - White Privilege Conference Concurrent Sessions 

2:30 - 3:30 PM - White Privilege Conference Concurrent Sessions

3:45 - 4:45 PM - White Privilege Conference Concurrent Sessions

4:45 - Summit Reception and Reflection
Hanson Science 2nd floor Lobby 

Friday, March 23

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Farah Marklevits presents "Bringing it Together: e-Portfolio Series"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Cabaret Music Department
Featuring Augustana's professors and students from the Music Dept. performing pieces of their won and recommendations from the audience
Brew by the Slough, Tredway Library, 4th floor

8:00 PM - SBC Academy Concert & Fundraiser
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Saturday, March 24

4:00 PM - Faculty Recital: Dortha DeWit, violin, and Susan Schwaegler, clarinet
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Sunday, March 25

1:00 - 4:00 PM - Physics Department Open House
All ages are invited; however, activities are designed for students in upper elementary grades
Free admission
Hanson Science First Floor 

2:00 - 4:00 PM - Easter Craft Workshop
Easter craft workshop for all ages. Free admission, but registration is requested. Contact Helene Leaf between March 15-23 at 309-757-7606 or email to make your reservations. Please indicate number of persons attending. If you can assist with any aspect of the workshop, contact Helene Leaf. Thirty or more bottles to use as vases for Easter brances are needed. Glass Snapple or salad dressing bottles work well. Please bring them to Helenne beforehand,or to the workshop that day
First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 

Volume 9, Issue 25 - March 19, 2012

Faculty News

Four members of the Education Department presented at the 92nd Annual National Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) February 11-15, 2012. All four members offered single paper sessions.
Deb Bracke and Chuck Hyser, in their presentation Re-Forming Norms: Navigating the Newlands of Parent Involvement, shared how they implemented ten workshops for Longfellow Elementary parents that redefined non-English speaking parents' initial conceptions of involvement in their children's education and re-conceptualized the parent role as "teachers."

Mike Schroeder and Sohyun An of Kennesaw State University (former Augustana assistant professor) invited participants to consider methods used in a capstone course to challenge teacher candidates to "live" factors associated with poverty and race in K-12 students in their session, What It's Like: Challenging Middle Class Teacher Candidates to Understand Poverty, Race and Privilege.

Pat Shea presented Reflective Conversations: Engaging a Diverse Faculty Group as a Reflective Practitioner Community which addressed the challenges and rewards of establishing consistent collegial gatherings to explore and share frameworks and understandings of the knowledge of teaching and learning in higher education.


Two "micro fictions" by Kelly Daniels (English Dept.) have appeared or are forthcoming in The Journal of Microliterature, "an online and print journal of critically acclaimed fiction and nonfiction between 1-1000 words in length." You can find the online version of "Almost Spring" here. "That Buzzing Sound Below" will be published on June 3. Kelly is particularly proud of these pieces because he wrote them following his own prompts while leading sessions of After Hours: Poetry and Prose, Augustana's creative writing club. He wonders how many faculty members will recognize the setting of "Almost Spring."


The Faculty Research Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Faculty Research Awards:

Jennifer Burnham Geography Migration patterns of Arctic terns and black-legged kittiwakes
Kelly Daniels English Potential residency at the Virginia Center of Creative Arts
Catherine Goebel Art History Research on Whistler criticism
Ellen Hay Communication Studies Student-to-student interaction and its effects on learning and class climate
Rick Jaeschke Music Arrangement of Philip Glass's Heroes Symphony for the concert band
Jason Koontz Biology Taxonomic research on Delphinium
Kimberly Murphy Biology Amphibian populations in restored wet praries
Molly Todd History Book: Movement for Peace: Displacement and the Rebuilding of Nations in Twentieth Century Latin America
Peter Xiao Art Autobiographical work related to memories during China's turmoil