Monday, October 8

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series:  Rome: Season 1 Episode 5: "The Ram Has Touched the Wall"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

Tuesday, October 9

9:30 - 10:30 AM - The Salon: Dr. Bohdan Dziadyk on vegetarianism
Black Culture House   

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

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Wednesday, October 10

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 

2:30 - 3:30 PM -Blue & Gold Certification: Google Drive
RSPV to Wendy Ramsdale x8092
Olin 109 

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Cheri Bustos, Democratic candidate for Congress from Illinois 17th District (Rock Island), will speak. Bustos is runnning against incombent Bobby Schilling
Olin 201 

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Talent Show
Centennial Hall 

7:00 - 8:30 PM - Read Local: Laura Hartman, author of The Christian Corner
Bettendorf Single Room, Bettendorf Public Library,  2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA

Thursday, October 11

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

9:30 AM -Blue & Gold Certification: Excel Basics
RSPV to Wendy Ramsdale x8092
Olin 109

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Department Chairs meeting
Olin Auditorium 

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Staff and Faculty Literary Reading
Saga, Augustana's Art & Literary Magazine, will sponsor the fourth annual staff and faculty reading as part of Homecoming Week. Staff and faculty will read from their own work or a favorite writer.
Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, IL 

6:00 PM - Psychology Department presents 2012 JE Wallace Wallin Memorial Lecture: Dr. Adam Zeman presents "Syndromes of Transient Amnesia"
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series:   "Amelie"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

Friday, October 12

11:25 AM - 12:10 PM - Build-a-sundae in honor of Homecoming 2012 Building Spirit!
Everyone is welcome
Lower Quad (bottom of Tredway Library stairs)
(in the event of rain, the event will take place in the College Center Lounge, 2nd floor) 

1:00 - 2:15 PM - Sabbatical Report Presentations: Jon Hurty "Choral Singing in China and Tanzania" and John Pfautz "Church Music in Ghana and Nigeria"
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building 

4:00 PM- Homecoming Weekend Begins

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Classroom Observations for Enjoyment and Improvement  
presented by Steve Klien
3:30 PM -Refreshments
Wilson Center

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Coronation and Sing
Centennial Hall 

7:30 PM - Fall Play "The Arsonists"
Tickets: $11 general public, $9 senior citizens, students, Augustana faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall 

Saturday, October 13

7:30 PM - Fall Play "The Arsonists"
Tickets: $11 general public, $9 senior citizens, students, Augustana faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall 

Sunday, October 14

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Homecoming Sunday Tour of Augustana College Art Museum
Sherry Maurer, director of the art museum, will lead an informal discussion on the current exhibitions
Art Museum, Centennial Hall 

1:30 PM - Fall Play "The Arsonists"
Tickets: $11 general public, $9 senior citizens, students, Augustana faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall 

2:00 PM - The Chronicles of Lincoln and Grant
Dan Lee (Religion) will moderate a discussion after the performance of "The Chronicles of Lincoln and Grant."
Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church, 2131 11th St., Moline, IL 

Volume 10, Issue 8 - October 8, 2012

Community Engagement Center

Vikings without BordersStudy 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.  




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!


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.  

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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:

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Service Learning

Classroom Management

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