Monday, December 5

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Sabbatical Report Presentation:  Steve Warren presents "Rethinking Place & Identity in American Indian Histories"
Wilson Center

Tuesday, December 6

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

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

Wednesday, December 7

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

Thursday, December 8

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: Steve Cagan "Can the environmental and cultural treasure of El Chocó be saved--for the residents and for us?"
Centennial Hall

Friday, December 9

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation
Wilson Center

Saturday, December 10

Sunday, December 11


Volume 9, Issue 15 - December 5, 2011

This Week's Message

Intensive study of a tropical ecosystem? A five city tour of midwest art museums? Small group peer review of short stories?

Service learning in a remote community in the Ozarks? Introduction to advanced [insert dept name here] research techniques?

How could J Term courses look for my department?

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us on December 9th, when we host Dr. Melinda Green from Cornell College for two conversations with faculty.

As you may know, Cornell College operates on a unique calendar: single courses, offered for three weeks at a time, throughout the academic year. To help us imagine how substantive J term courses might look at Augustana, Dr. Green will speak with us about the pedagogical issues, opportunities and constraints related to short-term, intensive coursework.

We have two sessions planned with Dr. Green and we hope you'll join us for at least one of them:

2:30 - 3:30 pm Evald Great Hall: open meeting with faculty (and food)

4:00 - 5:00 pm Wilson Center: Friday Conversation on offering one course at a time (also w/ food!)

 Dr. Green is Professor of Psychology at Cornell College, where she studies the biological, psychological, and sociocultural predictors of eating disorder behaviors. Melinda regularly teaches Biological Psychology, Research Methods, Health Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, Fundamentals of Psychological Science, and Senior Seminar. She also teaches courses in Counseling and Psychotherapy, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Women and Gender, and Research in Psychology.

You can read more about Cornell's unique calendar here.


See you there!

Margaret Farrar and Dara Wegman-Geedey, (proud) members of SLG1