Monday, April 8

7:00 PM - Augustana Film Series: "Rome: Season 1 Episode 12: "Kalends of February"
Olin Auditorium

7:00 PM - Geifman Lecture - Joseph B. Koek, Holocaust Survivor
The Geifman Prize for Holocaust Studies will also be awarded to an Augustana student
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

4:30 PM - Deadline for submission of Augustana Student-Faculty Academic Partnership Grant Proposals

Tuesday, April 9


10:00 AM - Symposium Day Keynote AddressI: Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, Executive Director of the National Council of Negro Women
Centennial Hall

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - NO REFLECTION
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:30 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Dahl Room, College Center, 3rd floor

Wednesday, April 10

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Weekly Bible Study for Faculty, Staff, Administrators
"Embracing the Prophets in Contemporary Culture"
Bring a Bible if you can. Bring your lunch if you wish.
Chicago Room, College Center

6:30 - 7:30 PM - Back to School in Special Collections
Sarah Horowitz and Jamie Nelson will present on the kinds of materials collected and preserved in Special Collections, plus highlight Augustana-related collections
Tredway Library, first floor

7:00 - 8:30 PM - Contemporary Cuban Visual Texts and Art
Julie Portela Ponce de León, director of the Theory of Art Dept., Univ. of the Arts in Cuba, lectures on contemporary Cuban art. Reception in lower level of the Art Museum following
Free admission
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

Thursday, April 11

9:00 - 10:30 AM - Augustana Association of  Education Office Professionals (AAEOP) meeting
Olin Auditorium

6:00 PM - Experience Augustana

Friday, April 12

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Transfer Friday

11:55 PM - Registration Closes for Celebration of Learning

3:30 PM - Friday Conversation: Dr. Paul Hanstedt Professor of English at Roanoke College (VA): "Enriching Inquiry Through Writing Assignment Design"
Wilson Center

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Augustana Dance Company's Annual Spring Performance
Admission $8; $5 for students; free for ages 12 and under
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Spektral Quartet
Includes violinists Austin Wulliman and Aurelien Pederzoli, violist Doyle Armbrust and cellist Russell Rolen. The chamber group is the ensemble-in-residence at The University of Chicago in the 2012/2013 season.
Free admission
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Saturday, April 13

8:00 AM - Registration for Autism Awareness Walk
9:00 AM - Walk begins
$35; $50 for family of four. Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of the Quad Cities
Pepsico Recreation Center

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Dr. Paul Hanstedt, Professor of English at Roanoke College presents: "Supporting Student Writing without Killing Ourselves"
Wilson Center

6:00 PM - The 49th Convocation and Investiture of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois
Centennial Hall

Sunday, April 14

12:00 - 4:00 PM - Cross the Lind for Devine: wheelchair relay race to raise funds for injured veterans in honor of Adam Devine, an Augustana alumnus who lost his legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan in 2011.
$10 in advance or $12 at the door
Ericson Field

7:00 PM - Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra
$10 for adults; $7 for seniors; free for ages 12 and under
Centennial Hall

Volume 11, Issue 28 - April 8, 2013



The Augustana Student Research/Inquiry Committee is accepting applications for Student-Faculty Academic Partnership Grants until April 8. This is a new funding opportunity offered through the Committee, which supports student involvement in a faculty member's scholarly and/or creative projects. Students selected by faculty will undertake projects intended to enrich their scholarly interests and abilities and prepare them for advanced research of their own. Applications are submitted by faculty on behalf of their student(s).  For more information and to find application materials, visit:

Joseph B. Koek, Holocaust Survivor

Monday, April 8, 2013
7:00 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Joe Koek, born in the Netherlands in 1930, was hidden in the Dutch underground during World War II. When he was 11, Joe and two sisters left their parents and never saw them again. They were moved from location to location to avoid the Nazis, and all three survived. Joe lives in Chicago.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women

Schedule for Students Remaining on Campus for the day

9:00 - 9:45 AM Advising Group Discussions
10:00 - 11:00 AM Keynote Address I/Concurrent Session I
11:15 - 12:15 Concurrent Session II/Lunch on our own
12:30 - 1:30 Informal Discussion with Dr. Jones DeWeever/Lunch on your own
1:45 - 2:45 Concurrent Session II
3:00 - 3:45 Advising Group Discussions

Schedule for Students Participating in Off-Campus Experiences

9:00 - 9:45 AM Advising Group Discussions
10:00 - 11:00 AM Keynote Address I
11:15 - 12:15 Lunch in Westerlin (on meal plan)    
12:30 -2:45 Volunteering
3:00 - 3:45 Advising Group Discussions

Dr. Peter Metcalf, Vice President of the Medical Staff at the Genesis Medical Center Illini Campus, and Dr. Joanna Short, Associate Professor of Economics

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
1:45- 2:45 PM
Olin 302

Panel Discussion on "Justice and Access to Health Care." The panel discussion, which is sponsored by the Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics, is part of a day-long symposium on justice.

Monday, April 15, 2013
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wilson Center


The Tredway Library Price for First-Year Research recognizes an outstanding
research paper written by a first-year Augustana student for a class in the
Liberal Studies or Honors Sequence.

Please encourage your LSFY and Honors students to apply!

For complete information, see the Library Prize webpage.

Questions: Contact Margi Rogal or Stefanie Bluemle.

Wish Augie were greener?
Have ideas, questions, or criticism?
Make your voice heard at the
Monday, April 15, 2013
6:30 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102


Opportunities for Discussion of Competitive Position

A task force to consider Augustana College's competitive position has been created as part of the strategic planning process. This task force has been asked to "assess the competitive position of Augustana College and its readiness to take advantage of opportunities and address challenges." Members of the task force include: David Snowball (Communication Studies), Pam Trotter (Chemistry), Riob Elfline (Music), Mark Salisbury (Institutional Research & Assessment), Scott Cason (Communication & Marketing), Leslie DuPree (Web Services), David English (CFO), Chris Vaughan (ITS), Mike Zapolski (Athletics), Meghan Cooley (Admissions), and Kent Barnds (Exec. VP and VP, Enrollment, Communication & Planning).

The task force expects to share preliminary information for review during Week 6 and then host several discussions during the following weeks to gather feedback and input from stakeholders. These preliminary discussions will be focused on current and future trends that impact our competitive position. In addition, a variety of themes around which strategy might be developed to strengthen our competitive position for the future will be proposed. The task force would like to invite you to participate in one of the various conversations they will be hosting.

April 15
4:00 - 5:00 PM

April 16
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

April 18
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Locations will be announced at a later date.  Please plan to attend one of these conversations and lend your voice and experience to these discussions.


Remind your students to

Register NOW for the 2013 Celebration of Learning!

...the Augustana College student research symposium

The Celebration of Learning is a student research symposium that began in 1997, and is the result of hundreds of hours of collaborative work between students and faculty members. The annual event provides a venue through which students can display and share the results of Senior Inquiry, Summer Research, Honors Capstone, or other advanced research projects.

 Celebration of Learning '13 

Register online here.
Registration closes Friday, April 12th at 11:55 PM.



"Christians and Jews:  Cultivating Interfaith Dialogue"
Presented by Heather Miller Rubens, Ph.D., Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies
Wednesday & Thursday, April 17 & 18, 2013

"Exploring the Difference: Christian and Jewish Interpretations of Isaiah's Suffering Servant"
Presented by Dr. Heather Miller Rubens, Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Wilson Center

While Jews and Christians share sacred texts, the two communities read, interpret, and embody their traditions in distinctly different ways. Over the course of an evening, Dr. Rubens will examine various Jewish and Christian interpretations of Isaiah's Suffering Servant, including a biblical illumination from The Saint John's Bible, in order to explore important differences in the Jewish and Christian interpretative imaginations.

"Continuing the Dialogue:  Interfaith Understanding after College"
Presented by Dr. Heather Miller Rubens, Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies
Thursday, April 18, 2013
5:45 PM Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Conversation
Founders Hall Basement

Dr. Rubens invites students to consider how they will engage in inter-religious dialogue in their post-collegiate lives (a.k.a. "the Real World").  She challenges students to consider their own obligation to promote inter-religious understanding in the greater United States, and will help students evaluate the various opportunities for inter-religious encounter available today.


"Ugly Man on Campus (UMOC)
April 20, 2013
2:00 PM
Wallenberg Hall

Alpha Phi Omega is a co-ed service fraternity on campus based upon three cardinal principles: leadership, friendship, and service. Each year our chapter, Lambda Rho, organizes an annual charity auction called Ugly Man On Campus (UMOC). This is our largest and most successful charity event. This year's proceeds will benefit Augustana College's Camp Kesem.

Camp Kesem is a weeklong summer camp, hosted by Augustana students, for children ages 6-13 whose parents have, had, or passed away from cancer. This camp provides a supportive environment and a fun experience that gives kids a chance to be kids. Camp Kesem also allows college students to channel their passion for making a difference, while developing critical leadership skills for long-term social impact. Last year was the first year Augustana College has been a host. We are very excited about the continuation of this program and are thrilled to host an auction that benefits them!

We invite you to attend this year's auction on Saturday, April 20th at 2:00 PM in Wallenberg Hall at Augustana College. We would greatly appreciate donated items appropriate for an auction. For example, in years past, contributors donated gift cards, crafts, gift baskets, blankets, electronics, sporting event tickets, autographed photographs, etc. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated. If you have any questions regarding donated items, please contact any UMOC co-chair representative: Stephennie Nedza, Julia Frisbie, Elyse Sherlock, and Kourtney O'Brien. If you would like us to pick up a donation, please contact Stephennie Nedza at 1 (847) 875-7043 or If possible, please have the donation sent to us by Friday, April 12th to the following address: Stephennie Nedza, Campus Box #1599

Saturday, April 27, 2013
6:30 - 10:30 PM
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA

Camp Kesem cordially invites you and a guest to attend their inaugural Make the Magic gala benefiting local children who are affected by a parent's cancer. Join us at the Figge Art Museum on April 27th at 6:30 PM to see the magic these children experience at camp. There will be activities, inspiring stories, and specially crafted hors d'oeuvres.

To register, please follow this link: or send a check to:
Camp Kesem Augustana
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

Please register by April 13, 2013. If you have any questions about the event or registration, please contact us at


Annual student fellowship. Fellow will develop a lesson plan on an aspect of Jewish culture and present the lesson in area schools. Subjects might include:  history, music, literature, travel, theatre, cuisine, dance, social justice. Stipend:  $2000.  The deadline for applications for the 2013-14 Fellowship is May 1, 2013. Details on Fellowship may be found here:



All faculty and staff are invited to the Saturday, May 4, 2013 Recognition of Student Honors at 11:30 AM in Hanson Hall of Science Room 102, in conjunction with the Celebration of Learning. This program will honor underclassmen receiving departmental honors. No registration for the Celebration of Learning is required to attend the Recognition of Student Honors, if you are not actively presenting or otherwise attending the Celebration of Learning.

All faculty and staff and also invited to the Senior Honors Convocation on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 12:00 Noon in Centennial Hall. The ceremony will recognize academic and departmental honors for senior students, including Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Delta, Lincoln Academy Student Laureate, and SGA Awards.

Please mark these events on your calendars and plan to attend.


The Tredway reference librarians are pleased to introduce a new service to you and your students: appointments for in-depth research help.  Following models at institutions such as Oberlin, Grinnell, and Amherst - as well as responding to a trend in our library of students requesting more one-on-one consultations with librarians - we wished to provide students with another means by which to reach out to us for research help.  We anticipate this service will be most beneficial to upper-level students working on Senior Inquiry or other advanced research projects, but it is available to students at all levels.

If you feel your students might benefit from this service, please share this information with them!  The form to request an appointment is accessible on our "Ask a Librarian" webpage, or you may also access the form directly.

We will continue to offer our regular research help desk hours, and are also available for walk-in office visits.  If you have any questions about this service, please contact reference librarian Anne Earel: or x7315.


Student Learning through Mentored Scholarship (SLMS) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open-access journal that focuses on mentored learning within higher education. The journal engages in disseminating innovative practices that demonstrate how academic professionals, community leaders, and professionals from the government or private sectors employ supportive mentoring to increase learning success and educational effectiveness by engaging directly with students or less experienced faculty. Critical to success is the mentees' initiative in exercising a participatory role in design and enactment of the learning experience. Mentee and mentor co-authored manuscripts are especially encouraged.  Visit
to submit your manuscript.

Examples of topics of special interest to the readership of SLMS include:


As you know, preparations are getting underway for the Higher Learning Commission (230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, Ill., 60604) accreditation. One of the things we need to accomplish is an archive of all current faculty CVs.  Please email a copy of your current CV to Steve Klien, Chair of Faculty Welfare Committee, at your earliest convenience.