Monday, September 5

Labor Day - No Classes and Campus Offices Closed

Tuesday, September 6

Tuesday is a regular Tuesday schedule

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflections - Katherine Lundell, '12 Rescheduled for 9-13-11
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

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

Wednesday, September 7

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
DAHL Room, College Center (note new location for today)

4:00 - 5:00 PM - WGST Tea-Hour Series: Sarah Horowitz - "Cranford Illustrated: Gender, Nostalgia, and the Gift Book"
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

8:00 PM - "Lifted", a poetry reading by Erin Bertram & Ryan Collins
Free admission. Donations go to Literacy Is for Everyone
Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, IL

Thursday, September 8

10:30 AM - Blood Drive
Donors who last gave blood on or before July 14, 2011 are eligible to donate today. Walk-ins are welcome; for an appointment, call katey Beverlin at x2698.
College Center Board Room/Loft area

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting
Hanson Science 102

4:00 - 5:00 PM - International & Off-Camps Informational Meeting for Faculty
Sorensen 130 - CEC Classroom

7:00 PM - Lucky Break presents bluegrass music with a Jewish twist
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Friday, September 9

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations: Mark Salisbury presents: "What the heck is a high impact practice?"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

7:30 PM - Keynote Address - "After 9/11: Where Do We Go From Here?"
Dr. Omid Sofi, professor of Islamic studies, Univ. of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill, and chair for the Study of Islam at the American Academy of Religion
Free Admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building

Saturday, September 10

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - "9/11 in 2011 Symposium"
See Announcements for more information
Olin Auditorium

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - SwedGen Tour
The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana will hold an all-day Swedish geneology event. SwedGen Tour will offer lectures and one-on-one lookup sessions by genealogists. Pre-registration is required. Only registered attendees may book a one-on-one session.
Admission is free. Sign up.
Hanson Hall of Science 102 and 103

1:00 - 3:00 PM - "Light and Leaven" book signing
Ann Boaden will sign her new book "Light and Leaven: Women Who Shaped Augustana's First Century."
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa

1:30 - 2:15 PM - Augustana College Art Museum Informal Tour of Current Exhibitions led by Sherry Mauer
Centennial Hall

Sunday, September 11

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - SwedGen Tour
The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center will hold an all-day Swedish genealogy event. SwedGen Tour will offer lectures and one-on-one lookup sessions by genealogists.
Pre-registration is required. Only registered attendees may book a one-on-one session
Hanson Hall of Science 102 and 103


Volume 9, Issue 3 - September 5, 2011


Augustana's Grants Website:

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Competition

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Recipients must work full-time on their projects for these two months and may hold other research grants supporting the same project during this time. The Summer Stipends program accepts applications from researchers, teachers, and writers, whether they have an institutional affiliation or not. Applicants with college or university affiliations must, however, be nominated by their institutions

All applicants for Summer Stipends must submit their proposals through, the central federal government portal for all grant applications. What follows is a step-by-step guide for submitting your application through

Online applications accepted through September 29, 2011. The internal deadline for Augustana College is September 8, 2011 as the college can only nominate two applicants. For questions, please contact Sherry Docherty. More information can be found at

National Endowment for the Humanities Enduring Questions Course Development

The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental question addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day. No discipline, field, or profession can lay an exclusive claim to enduring questions. They have long held interest for young people, and they allow for a special, intense dialogue across generations. The Enduring Questions grant program helps promote such dialogue in today's undergraduate environment.

Courses may be taught by faculty members from any department or discipline in the humanities or outside the humanities provided humanities sources are central to the course.

NEH Enduring Questions grants can provide up to $25,000 in outright funds for projects serving a single institution.Recipients may begin their grants as early as May 1, 2012, but must begin no later than January 1, 2013. A letter (from the president, provost, dean, program chair, or department chair at the institution at which the course will be taught) MUST certify 1) that the institution supports the proposed course; 2) that the course is new; and 3) that during the grant period it will be offered at least twice by each faculty member involved in developing it. Ideally, this letter would also explain the importance of the course within the institution's overall curriculum. Applications for NEH Enduring Questions grants must be received by by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 15, 2011.

If you are interested, please contact Pareena Lawrence by September 12, 2011. For detailed instructions please click HERE.