Monday, September 3

Labor Day - No Classes

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series: Rome: Season 1 Episode 2: "How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium 

Tuesday, September 4

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Sister Bobbi Bussman
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor 

7:00 PM - The River Readings at Augustana: Dan Rosenberg and Eduardo Corral
Wallenberg Hall 

Wednesday, September 5

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Volunteer Fair
College Center lobby 

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Feminist Tea Series "Dangerous Memories, Powerful Women" and "Velvet Jihad: South Asian Muslim Women Writers Waging a Narrative War" presented by Umme Al-Wazedi
Evald Great Hall 

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 

6:00 - 7:00 PM - Guitarist/vocalist Chris Dunn and Roald Tweet, professor emeritus of English at Augustana College, will present "Songs and Stories of the Mississippi River."
Rock Island Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 

7:30 PM - "Religion in China Today" - Professor Wang Jianping, Shanghai Normal University
Wallenberg Hall 

Thursday, September 6

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

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Blood Drive
College Center Loft 

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series: "Les Visiteurs" (France)
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

Friday, September 7

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation
3:30 PM -Refreshments
Wilson Center 

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Jessica Warren-Acosta, principal flutist of the Quad City Symphony, will perform a recital and talk about her performing experiences. Warren-Acosta will perform works by Prokofieff, J. S. Bach, Debussy, and Doppler.  She will be joined by Augustana faculty members Mary Neil on piano and Janet Stodd on flute.
Wallenberg Hall 

Saturday, September 8

10:00  AM - 5:00 PM - 20th Annual East End Neighborhood Fair
Offering food and entertainment, plus information from various organizations
Free admission
St. John's Lutheran church, 4501 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois 

8:00 PM - Comedy troupe: Second City
Faculty and staff are permitted 4 free tickets. Contact the ticket office.
Centennial Hall 

Sunday, September 9

No events scheduled

Volume 10, Issue 3 - September 3, 2012

Community Engagement Center (CEC)


Join your colleagues on Thursdays at 9:00 AM in the CEC space in Sorensen Hall for Coffee and Conversation. Talk to your colleagues and meet all the new faculty that have moved into Sorensen for the year. 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 Thursday!


Welcome back to campus! We are excited about the possibilities created by the restructuring of our office as announced by Dr. Lawrence earlier this month. By integrating internship and career-related services, we hope to streamline offerings to our students as well as increase our leverage with employers with the intent of increasing opportunities for our students and alumni. While we have to hire for two key coordinator positions this term, we are nonetheless planning a full term of workshops and events. In next week's newsletter, we will have a complete calendar. For now, a couple of key dates:

ProFair - career and graduate school fair - September 18, 2012 at PepsiCo, 12:00 - 4:00 PM. See details at

Fall Interview Day - 30+ companies in one spot interviewing intern and entry-level candidates - October 19, 2012, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM at Ashton Place in Willowbrook, IL.

We welcome the opportunity to visit classes and student organizations. Please contact Johnna Adam to discuss possible topics and schedule a date, 309-794-7338. The OIC is looking forward to working with you to make 2012-13 a great year!


If you would like to access Augie Hub, our on-line career management system, go to Augie Hub and create an alumni account. Some have expressed concern about the volume of email blasts that they would receive if they register. First, there are very few email blasts that are sent to alumni. Second, you can opt out of all email communications in the privacy tab of your profile. Simiple select "no" to the first and third options. We are here to help you create an account. Please contact Lisa Slater, 309-794-7339 for assistance. 


The Center for Vocational Reflection is offering a number of in-class presentations, ranging between 5 minutes to 1.75 hours. Please let us know if you have any interest or questions about incorporating any of these sessions into your course.

Presentation: Introduction to the CEC

Length: 5-10min

Description: The Community Engagement Center helps connect Augie students to themselves, their world and their future.  CEC staff and resources can help studentsdiscern their calling, volunteer locally or globally, do entrepreneurial work, study abroad, pursue an internship, apply for Augie Choice, and prepare for a career or graduate school.  This presentation will introduce students to the CEC offices that support those endeavors: the Center for Vocational Reflection, EDGE/Entrepreneurial Development, Internships and Career Services, International and Off-campus Programs, and Service Learning.


Presentation: Understanding Yourself and How it Changes Everything

Length: 45min

Description: This presentation introduces students to the idea of vocation (i.e. the place where one's talents and passions intersect with the needs of the world).  Through various interactive activities and reflections that will help students better understand their own talents and passions, we will guide students into stepping back and focusing first upon who they are and who they want to be, before planning the many things they will do.


Presentation: How to Find Your Fit and Choose Your Major Along the Way

Length: 45min

Description: Struggling to balance what you love with a practical path?  Unsure of your purpose or how it relates to your academic major or other activities and pursuits?  At this presentation we'll talk about matching up your interests, talents, and experiences with important academic decisions, such as selecting the right major for you.  We will also shatter some myths about the relationship between academic majors and future career opportunities.


Presentation: Using an Interest or Career Inventory with Your Students

Length: 30min-2hours depending upon inventory selection

Description: We can guide your class through an interest or career inventory to help students better understand themselves as well as consider how their reported interests relate to various academic and professional paths.  Some inventories are done online while others are done via hardcopy and can be taken, self-scored, and discussed in one classroom session (requires 1.25 to 2 hours for the COPS, or 30-45min for the College Majors Scorecard).  Or, an inventory could be introduced in one class, sent home with the students to complete, then interpreted and discussed in another class session (30min).  Primary career and interest inventories include the COPS - Career Occupational Preference SystemStrong Interest Inventory, and the College Majors Scorecard.


Presentation: Volunteering in the Quad Cities

Length: 15-30min

Description: This session will explore the various reasons for and benefits of volunteering, as well as some best practices to consider.  Students will learn about some of the needs and opportunities that various community partners have communicated to Augustana, how student gifts can help meet those needs, and students will also receive the detail and contact information for those volunteer opportunities.


We also are glad to speak with you and tailor a presentation, or series of presentations, to better meet the specific interests of your students and course.


Wednesday, September 5 ,2012
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
College Center Lobby 

This year's Volunteer Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM in the College Center lobby. The fair offers agencies and organizations from around the Quad Cities area an opportunity to recruit Augustana volunteers by providing information about their programs and volunteer needs. Many faculty have found it useful to encourage/require attendance at the fair as a meansof providing students with information regarding opportunities to get involved in our community.