Monday, February 11

4:00 - 5:30 PM - Budget Training for Department & Program Chairs
17 Evald Hall

5:00 PM - Glenn T. Seaborg award nominations DUE to Margaret Farrar

Tuesday, February 12

1:00 PM - Media Conference on Lincoln Academy
Augustana College Art Museum Gallery, Centennial Hall

4:15 - 4:45 PM - Sign Language Table
Students, faculty, and staff of all levels interested in signing skills are invited. 
Lead by Renee Poust and Annie Schone. The group primarily will converse in signed English, but those with knowledge of American Sign Language are encouraged to come as well.
Brew by the Slough, Tredway Library, 4th floor

7:30 - 9:00 PM - State of the Union Watch
The Augustana College Democrats invite the community to join the group in watching President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
Evald Great Hall

7:30 PM - Annual Archaeological Institute of America lecture "The Bold and the Beautiful: Polychroming and Gilding in Antiquity" presented by Benton Kidd, associate curator of ancient art at the Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Wednesday, February 13

11:10 AM - Ash Wednesday Service - Roman Catholic Mass and Imposition of Ashes
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

9:30 PM - - Ash Wednesday Service - Evening Prayer & Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Thursday, February 14

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

2:00 - 3:30 AM - Augustana Association of  Education Office Professionals (AAEOP) meeting

College Center Board Room, 3rd floor

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department and Program Chairs
Wilson Center

6:30 - 8:30 PM - Valentine Moonlight Outdoor Walk and Indoor Music
Black Hawk State Historic Site, Watch Tower Lodge, 1510 46th Avenue, Rock Island, IL

Friday, February 15

No events scheduled

Saturday, February 16

No events scheduled

Sunday, February 17

No events scheduled

Volume 10, Issue 22 - February 11, 2013

Community Engagement Center

Request for Iowa N.E.W. Leadership Nominations

We are seeking nominations for outstanding female students for the N.E.W. Leadership Institute.  If you would like to nominate a student or if there is a student you would encourage to apply, please contact Ryan White this week (at or xt 8287) with the student's name and a brief note on why you recommend the student.  Ryan will then follow up with the student(s) letting them know they have been nominated and will talk them through the application process.  We traditionally have sent a number of young women each year!  

Here is some additional information about the program:

Iowa N.E.W. Leadership is an intensive 5-day residential institute designed to empower women across the political spectrum and increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the public sector.  The Institute experience is built around a challenging curriculum that develops self-awareness, knowledge and skill in key areas, including:

Developed by the Center for American Women in Politics<> at Rutgers University in 1991, the NEW Leadership TM Network currently includes 22 colleges and universities serving women in 26 states.

The University of Iowa joined in 2007 and will hold its sixth Summer Institute May 20 - 24, 2013.

Who is eligible to apply?

Is there a Cost to Participate?

There is no cost to selected students. Participants are responsible for any travel costs incurred getting to and from the program location in Iowa City.  Acceptance into Iowa N.E.W. Leadership includes all program fees, including food, lodging and on-site parking for the duration of the 2013 Institute.
Students are encouraged to apply to the program directly. A nomination is NOT a requirement for successful application.

The 2013 Application materials are available online at

Application Deadline: February 22, 2013

To access additional information on the history and focus of Iowa N.E.W. Leadership, visit <> or contact

Service Learning: A Must Do for Spring

As we consider the theme of social justice during the spring term, integrating service learning into one or more classes is a natural fit.  Service learning can help our students understand the perspective of others who may not have had the same privileges that they have enjoyed.  Wade (2007) notes (see attachment), students need to understand the "injustice [that] has created the need for service in the first place."  If you are interested in adding a service component to your spring term class, please contact Ellen Hay for assistance.  The attached materials may also serve as a beginning point.

Spring 2013 Symposium Day

Service Learning for Social Justice

Stages of Consciousness Development

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
12:00 Noon
Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

Mark your calendars for spring ProFair which will be held on Tuesday, March 19th.  Employer registration opened on Friday and we already have over 20 companies registered.  Employers are interested in hiring our students for full-time employment, internships and summer positions.  Again, please encourage your advisees/students to attend.  We will be visiting classes to ProFair at the beginning of spring term.  If you would like us to visit your classes, please contact Johnna Adam.

Coffee & Conversation

Join your colleagues on Thursdays at 9:00 AM in the CEC space, 1st floor, Sorensen Hall for Coffee and Conversation. Enjoy a hot cup of Starbucks coffee ($1.50 for a 12 oz. cup of coffee, FREE for the first 10 people). Indulge in a sweet treat. Stop by as you are able. We look forward to seeing you!