Monday, August 20, 2012

Classes Begin

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Full Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium 

All day through August 30th - "Cut and Paste, Wedge and Throw"
Artwork of retired Augustana professor Ben Jasper and his former students, Kevin Pearson and Joel Knanishu"
Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, IL 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Interfaith Service/Vigil
for the six worshipers shot and killed at the Sikh Temple in Milwaukee
Lower quad, near the gazebo

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Cameron Onumah
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Faculty Photo Session
10-minute session. Avoid wearing solid black, white and grey
Hamm Lounge, 2nd floor, College Center 

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Weekly Bible Study for Faculty, Staff, Administrators
"Adventures of the Promise", tracking God's promises to Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and asking how those promises intersect with our lives. Bring a Bible if you can. Bring your lunch if you wish.
Chicago Room, College Center 

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All Campus Opening Meeting and Jaeke Award Recognition
Centennial Hall

6:00 PM - Augie Night at the Ballpark
Free picnic dinner and bleacher seat tickets for and faculty, staff and administration
Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S. Gaines Street, Davenport, IA

Thursday, August 23, 2012

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - New Faculty Photo Session
10-minute session. Avoid wearing solid black, white and grey
Hamm Lounge, 2nd floor, College Center 

9:00 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC Conference Room 

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM - New Faculty Photo Session
10-minute session. Avoid wearing solid black, white and grey
Hamm Lounge, 2nd floor, College Center

Friday, August 24, 2012

No Friday Conversation this week

Saturday, August 25, 2012

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - WVIK Open House
WVIK, 38th Street

8:00 - 10:00 PM -Dueling Pianos
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

No events scheduled

Volume 10, Issue 1 - August 20, 2012



All new faculty are requested to have their photo taken for the online directory. Sessions will last no longer than 10 minutes. The photographer requests that you please avoid wearing solid black, white and grey. 

Please plan on attending one of the following sessions to have your photo taken:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Hamm Lounge, 2nd floor of the College Center (adjacent to the Board Room)

Thursday, August 23, 2012 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:30 - 4:30 PM
Hamm Lounge, 2nd floor of the College Center (adjacent to the Board Room) 



Wednesday, August 22, 2012
4:00 PM
Centennial Hall

Please join President Bahls and Dean Lawrence on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 4:00 PM in Centennial Hall for our 2012 Opening Meeting. It's an important time for our campus community as we...

We'll also honor five remarkable colleagues with Violet M. and Harold T. Jaeke Awards for their extraordinary leaderership and contributions to our community:

Tammy McAuliffe

Dale Dusenberry

Pamela Druger

Sue Ann Keller
Food Service

Jean Sottos
Office Personnel



Wednesday, August 22, 2012
6:00 PM
Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S. Gaines Street, Davenport, Iowa

The campus community is invited to enjoy a free picnic dinner and a night of fun at Modern Woodmen Park! Doors will open at 6 p.m. for our picnic at the ballpark's Party Plaza. We'll have hot dogs and hamburgers, salads, beverages and dessert. (Vegetarian options will be available). Those who want other refreshments may purchase them at the concession stand nearby. The Quad City River Bandits will take on the Kane County Cougars beginning at 7 p.m. We'll have prizes, games and drawings before the game. 

Located on the field level down the right field line, the Party Plaza is right next to the Kids Zone! Picnics begin one hour prior to game time and continue one hour into the ballgame. 




For your information, dates of major Christian, Jewish and Muslim holidays which will occur while Augustana is in session for 2012-2013 are as follows so that you may know of potential schedule conflicts involving large numbers of students. All students are responsible for negotiating their needs around religious practices with the professor.

Jewish holidays begin at sunset on the evening before the date given. Muslim holidays begin at sunset on the evening before the date given. Muslim holidays are based on a lunar calendar, and the actual dates are determined by direct observation of the moon and announced by the mosque.

Date Holiday Religion
Friday, July 20, 2012 First Day of Ramadan Muslim
Sunday, August 19, 2012 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim
Mon., Sept. 17-Tues., Sept. 18, 2012 Rosh Hashanah Jewish
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Yom Kippur Jewish
Mon., Oct. 1 - Tues., Oct. 2, 2012 Sukkot, first two days Jewish
Monday, October 8, 2012 Simchat Azteret Jewish
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Simchat Torah Jewish
Tues., Oct. 16 - Wed., Oct. 24, 2012 Navaratri Hindu
Saturday, October 20, 2012 Birth of the Bab Baha'i
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Dussehra Hindu
Friday, October 26, 2012 Eid-al-Adha Muslim
Monday, November 12, 2012 Birth of Bahá'u'lláh Baha'i
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Diwali Hindu
Sun., Dec. 9 - Thurs., Dec. 16, 2012 Hanukkah Jewish
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 Christmas Christian
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Ash Wednesday Christian
Sunday, February 24, 2013 Purim Jewish
Tues., March 26 - Wed., March 27, 2013 Passover, first 2 days Jewish
Friday, March 29, 2013 Good Friday Christian
Sunday, March 31, 2013 Easter Christian
Monday, April 1 - Tues., April 2, 2013 Passover, last 2 days Jewish
Sunday, April 21, 2013 Ridvan Baha'i



Fall Term Symposium Day is Thursday, September 27, 2012 

The topic of the September symposium is civic engagement, and Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen, will present a keynote address.

There is now a Moodle site for the Symposium day. It is located under Departments and other groups on the main Course Categories page. Chapter 1 of Loeb's book, Soul of a Citizen, is posted on this site if you would like to use it as a reading in your course(s).




The Faculty Research Forum (FRF) is a friendly, interdisciplinary working group of researchers and writers that gathers once a term (this year) to workshop works-in-progress (e.g., book chapters, grant proposals, conference papers, journal articles, book proposals, and other forms of scholarly production).  Volunteers submit their work to the group, and then we gather over drinks and snacks to ask questions and provide constructive critiques--all in an effort to improve our research and writing. That said, you do not have to present a work in progress to participate in the FRF

In years past, the group has consisted of assistant to full professors in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.  (People with sabbaticals or pre-tenure paid leaves often find the group especially valuable.)  We ask only that members make a commitment to read the material sent to them a week before the FRF meeting, come to the meeting and give constructive feedback on the works-in-progress, and also to enjoy the ability to socialize with your fellow faculty members over beer, wine, soda and cheese.

The dates for this year's 4:30 p.m. FRF workshops are 27 September, 23 January and 9 April.  (We will meet in the Dahl Room on 27 September and 9 April. The 23 January meeting will be in the Wilson Center.)

If you are interested in being part of this group, whether or not you have something to present--or simply wish to learn more--please email Bob Tallitsch before Monday, August 27th and indicate the following: name and discipline, and you will be added to the mailing list.

If you are interested in presenting a work to the group please provide (a) name, (b) discipline, and (c) a brief description of a project that you are working on this year, and (d) the FRF date that the project would be ready for review (not necessarily completed).




Each year, the Women and Gender Studies program hosts the Feminist Tea Series, a series of lectures on topics related to women, gender, sexuality, and/or masculinity given by faculty members to the Augustana community at large. These lectures take place twice each term (Weeks 3 and 7) on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 in Evald's Great Hall. The setting is friendly and informal, and food and tea are provided. We would like to invite those of you with relevant research to submit a proposal; especially welcome are presentations by new faculty members!

If you are interested in participating, please send your name, your title and a brief description of your presentation to Kirsten Day or Margaret Morse, along with an indication of which of the following dates would work best for you (with an alternate if possible):

Fall Term: September 5th and October 3rd
Winter Term: November 28th and January 16th
Spring Term: March 20th and April 17th



Special Issue, Winter 2012: "Assessment/Engagement/Impact: Results from Two Multi-Institution Collaborative Studies"

In 2005, the late Dr. Michael Nolan of Augustana College served as principal investigator for a grant from the Teagle Foundation to test the claim that the participating colleges and small universities made a demonstrable and statistically significant impact on the intellectual and ethical development of their students. The grant, "Measuring Intellectual Development and Civic Engagement through Value-Added Assessment," brought together over four years faculty, administrators, and academic staff from six member campuses to assess and discuss key findings. In 2009, Provost Ken Bladh of Wittenberg University was awarded a second grant from the Teagle Foundation to continue some of the research begun in the first Teagle grant. This second project, "Structuring Faculty Work Explicitly Around Student Learning" (2009), focused the discussion on 'high-impact teaching practices' and how institutions can sustain and encourage their use given competing demands for faculty time and sometimes inconsistent reward structures for faculty work.

The Winter 2012 issue of Chalk will be dedicated to the memory of Michael Nolan and will provide a forum for program participants from the institutions involved to share with a wider audience what they have learned on their own campuses from one another in the process of completing this grant-funded research. Send proposals or articles (1,000-3,000 words) as electronic attachments, with "Chalk submission" in the subject line, to: Submissions received by November 1, 2012 will be guaranteed consideration. (Chalk'sprimary audience is liberal arts college and university faculty.) To see previous issues, please visit our website:  




The Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College are partnering to offer a four-week lecture series on the bicentennial of the birth of Charles Dickens.

The 15th annual fall Frieze Lecture Series brings Augustana College professors into the Rock Island Main Library for thought-provoking college lectures with no grades or tests. This year's theme is "What the Dickens?" with each lecture featuring a topic related to one of the best-known writers in the English language.

The lecture series is offered in the Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street, at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, October 23, 30, November 6 and 13. Coffee and conversation follow the lectures. Dates, presenters and topics include:

Tuesday, October 23: Dr. Karin Youngberg, Augustana College English department, will provide an overview of the life and work of Charles Dickens. Dr. Youngberg, who holds Augustana's Conrad Bergendoff Chair in the Humanities, will set the table for the Series' consideration of Dickens' place in literature and history.

Tuesday, October 30: Dr. David Ellis, Augustana College history department, will speak on the world Dickens inhabited, considering the key themes and issues in British, European and global history at the time Dickens was active. 

Tuesday, November 6: Dr. Cathy Goebel, Augustana College art history department, will offer a slide lecture on artists important to Dickens. Dr. Goebel, who holds Augustana's Paul A. Anderson Chair in the Arts, will discuss both those artists who were favorites of Dickens and those who found inspiration in his literary works.

Tuesday, November 13: Dr. Umme Al-Wazedi, Augustana College English department, will provide a post-colonial view of the staunchly pro-colonial Dickens, and consider how his place in literature has changed in a world vastly different from the one in which he lived.

Presentations are free and open to the public. For more details about events at the Rock Island Library, call 309.732-7303.




For faculty retiring in May, the college requests that notification is made to Academic Affairs in the previous calendar year within the months of August or September. September 20 will serve as the deadline for payroll data entry in order to place upcoming retirees on nine-month pay schedules. This will allow benefits and salary to cease as of May 31, as well as allowing upcoming retirees ample time to coordinate enrollment and transition to Medicare and/or Social Security benefits.




All-Campus Opening Meeting & Jaeke Recognition

Wednesday, August 22, 2011            
4:00 - 5:00         
Centennial Hall

Campus Picnic and Bandits Baseball

Wednesday, August 22, 2011
6:00 PM
Modern Woodmen Park, Davenport

Convocation Symposia Days

Thursday, September 27, 2012
9:00 - 4:00

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
9:00 - 4:00

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
9:00 - 4:00        

Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs
Wilson Center 
5:00 - 6:00 PM 

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Thursday, December 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 17, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Faculty Senate Meetings
John Deere Lecture Hall
4:00 - 5:00 PM 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013

Full-Faculty Meetings

Monday, August 20, 2012                  
4:30 - 5:30        
Olin Auditorium


Division Meetings

Fine & Perf Arts Thurs., October 4, 2012 4:30-5:30 PM Bergendoff 12
Thurs., January 17, 2013 4:30-5:30 PM Bergendoff 12
Thurs., April 4, 2013 4:30-5:30 PM Bergendoff12
Language & Literature Thurs., October 4, 2012 4:30-5:30 PM Olin 305
Thurs., January 17, 2013 4:30-5:30 PM Olin 307
Thurs., April 4, 2013 4:30-5:30 PM Olin 110
Natural Science Thurs., October 4, 2012 4:30-5:30 PM Hanson Science 402
Thurs., January 17, 2013 4:30-5:30 PM Hanson Science 102
Thurs., April 4, 2013 4:30-5:30 PM Hanson Science 102
Business & Education Thurs., October 4, 2012 4:30-5:30 PM Evald 315
Thurs., January 17, 2013 4:30-5:30 PM Evald 315
Thurs., April 4, 2013 4:30-5:30 PM Evald 315
Social Science Thurs., October 4, 2012 4:30-5:30 PM Evald 21
Thurs., December 13, 2012 4:30-5:30 PM Evald 21
Thurs., April 4, 2013 4:30-5:30 PM Evald 21

LSFY Meetings
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wilson Center 

Monday, September 10, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Monday, January 21, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013 - Evald Great Hall
      (Augie Reads Kickoff)

Educational Policies Committee
4:30 - 5:30         
Swenson Geosciences Conference Room 103

General Education Committee
4:00 - 5:00         
Evald 305

Recognition of Student Honors Program (for underclassmen)
Saturday, May 4, 2013                          
11:30 - 12:00    
Hanson Science 102

Senior Honors Convocation
Saturday, May 18, 2013                       
12:00 - 1:00       
Centennial Hall 

Baccaulaureate Service
Sunday, May 19, 2012                          
Centennial Hall

152nd Annual Commencement Convocation Ceremony
Sunday, May 19, 2013                          
iWireless Center