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August 9-11, 2012 - New Faculty Orientation

August 13-14, 2012 - Faculty Retreat Days

August 15, 2012 - First 2012-13 Department Chairs Meeting

August 15, 2012 - New First-Year Advisor Training

August 16-19, 2012 - Fall Connection

August 20, 2012 - First Day of Classes

August 20, 2012 - First Full Faculty Meeting
4:30 PM

September 27, 2012 - Fall Term Convocation Symposium

January 23, 2013 - Winter Term Convocation Symposium

April 9, 2013 - Spring Term Convocation Symposium

Volume 10, Issue 1 - July 5, 2012

Faculty News

Congratulations to Heidi Storl and Craig VanSandt!

Heidi has been appointed to Augustana's William Freistat Chair for Studies in World Peace, and Craig has been named to the Stuart Lee and Virginia Talbott Harbour Chair.

Established in 1992 by 1940 Augustana graduate William Freistat, the mission of the Freistat Chair is to raise awareness of efforts toward world peace and to encourage a stronger emphasis on peace studies within the Augustana curriculum. Under the guidance of our first two chairs, Dr. Jim Winship and Dr. Van Symons, the Freistat endowment has supported multi-disciplinary involvement in peace studies at Augustana College through research, seminars, lectures and other programs aimed at increasing the global awareness and experiences of our students. 

Stuart Harbour was a 1943 graduate of Augustana who went on from Rock Island to earn a master's degree in business administration from Georgetown University and to enjoy a lengthy career as an analyst with the Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C. Virginia Harbour taught in the Fairfax County school system where she helped establish courses in home economics. The chair they established was first held by Dr. Richard Ballman, who is retiring from the active faculty this year.


Congratulations to our colleagues who received Presidential Research Awards

Paul Croll Sociology, Anthropology & Social Welfare
David Crowe English 
Wendy Hilton-Morrow  Communication Studies
Carrie Hough Sociology, Anthropology & Social Welfare
Adam Kaul Sociology, Anthropology & Social Welfare
Jason Mahn Religion
Jane Simonsen History & Women & Gender Studies


Congratulations to our colleagues who received Faculty Research Grants

Jennifer Burnham  Geography
Kelly Daniels English
Cathy Goebel Art History
Ellen Hay Communication Studies
Rick Jaeschke Music
Jason Koontz Biology
Kelly Murphy Religion
Ann Perreau Communication Sciences & Disorders
Molly Todd History
Peter Xiao Art


New Opportunities

Burak Dolar Business Admin Accepted a position teaching at Western Washington University
Darrin Good

Academic Administration
and Biology 

Now serving as Associate Provost and Dean of Sciences and Education at Gustavus Aldophus College
Bob Haak Academic Administration and Religion Now serving as Vice President and Dean of Hiram College
Scott Irelan Theatre Accepted a position as Department Chair of Theater and Dance at Youngstown State University
Kristy Nabhan-Warren Religion Accepted a position as V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Fellow in Catholic Studies at the University of Iowa
Keva Steadman Economics Taken a position as Assistant Professor for Economics at Western Illinois University
Ritva Williams Religion Now serving as Pastor of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Good luck to all of our colleagues in their new endeavors!


Welcome to our New Colleagues for 2012-13!

Jose Boquin Chemistry, TT
Leanora Brown Economics
Alexander Boyden Biology
Chadia Chambers-Samadi  French, TT
Jonathan Crimmins English
Margaret France English/LSFY
Worlanyo Eric Gato Chemistry
Jasmine Harris-LaMothe Sociology, Anthropology & Social Welfare
Alecia Juskewycz Sociology, Anthropology & Social Welfare
Samantha Keene Music
Megan Kelly Spanish
Brian Leech History
Cassandra Martin Biology
Brigitte McCray English/LSFY
Daniel Morris Religion
Jennifer Popple Theatre
Jordan Purdy Mathematics
Chris Strunk Geography, TT
Mina Suk Political Science
J. Austin Williamson Psychology
Hui Zhao History, TT



Richard Ballman Economics
Lou Belby Spanish
Roger Crossley French
David DeWitt Chemistry
Don Erickson English
Michael Finnemann  Spanish
Charles Mahaffey Geography 
Larry McCallum Psychology
Richard Narske Chemistry
Van Symons History

We are grateful for their long and dedicated service to the College!