Monday, September 17

3:30 - 5:30 PM - Safe Zone Training Session for Faculty and Staff
Board Room, College Center 

7:00 PM - "Minnesota's Other Civil War: The Dakota Conflict of 1862" lecture presented by Stephen E. Osman, independent scholar, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Dakota Conflict
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

7:00 PM - "Families are Messy"
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Tuesday, September 18

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Michael Gerber, '13
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

12:00 - 4:00 PM - ProFair
Pepsico Recreation Center 

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Tredway Library Prize Award Ceremony for 2012 Recipient Natali Bode
Tredway Library, South end, 2nd floor 

Wednesday, September 19

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 

8:00 PM - Heywire Fall Show
Free Admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Thursday, September 20

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center 

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

7:00 - 8:00 PM - River Readings at Augustana: Poet Carl Phillips, professor of English and African and Afro-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, will read from his work. A reception and book signing will follow. Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series: "Run Lola Run (Germany)"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium 

Friday, September 21

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - "Different experiences, different retention rates: Can senior survey data help us understand persistence?" presented by Mark Salisbury
3:30 PM -Refreshments
Wilson Center 

4:00 - 8:00 PM - Illinois Native Plant Society Annual Meeting
Hanson Hall of Science 

9:00 PM - Adam Kaul's band Subatlantic will open for Plume Giant in an all-ages show
Tickets are $6
Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, IL 

Saturday, September 22

8:00 PM - Illusionist Mike Super
Centennial Hall 

Sunday, September 23

No events scheduled

Volume 10, Issue 5 - September 17, 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.  


Study Abroad Fair
Saturday, October 20
3:00 - 5:00 PM Olin Hall

If you have students asking about study abroad, thinking about study abroad or even just capable of repeating the words study abroad when spoken clearly, please be sure to let them know that October 20th is the day to find out about all of the programs being offered in 2013-2014.  Students will be able to meet with program directors, faculty and student participants from past years.  Information will be available on program costs, dates, courses, how to apply and how to get Augie Choice.   Whether it is a full term away (East Asia, Amsterdam, Denver, D.C. ), a Winter Term 5-7 week program (Australia, Holden Village), summer study (Dijon, Ecuador, Nicaragua, London), exchanges (Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, Sweden or Botswana) or courses with a travel component over break (Guatemala, Greece, Berlin, Russia) there are a lot of options for Augie students in 2013-2014.   The best way for your students and advisees to find out about any of our offerings is to attend the Study Abroad Fair.  

Faculty Development Delivered to You in Your Office

The CEC has about six months left in a one year subscription to Magna Publications' "20 Minute Mentor."  These presentations are on a variety of topics related to teaching and learning, and all take less than 20 minutes to watch. There are over forty different presentations.  Here are some of the titles:

Student Engagement

Assessment and Learning

Teaching and Learning

Service Learning

Classroom Management

To access these and other titles use the following directions:

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  3. Enter your email or username and your unique password and click "Login"
  4. In the box, enter your group's Authorization Code: AC3519NP
  5. Select Activate to access 20 Minute Mentor Commons
  6. Use the "Click here" option to access Mentor Commons. Access or search any of the featured programs.

Please note: entering the Authorization Code is done only once. Hereafter, you will access the subscription by logging in to using your email address and password. Click on My Account from the top navigation bar, and under My Purchases click Subscriptions. Mentor Commons will be listed to the right. Click View On-Demand Videos to access Mentor Commons.