Monday, March 11

11:30 - 12:30 PM - Blue and Gold Certification: Google Sites
RSVP to Kristina Jansson, x7476
Olin 109

7:00 PM - Augustana Film Series: Rome: Season 1 Episode 8: "Caesarion" and Episode 9: "Utica"
Olin Auditorium

7:00 - 8:00 PM - "Leadership in Times of Crisis", 13th annual Ellwood F. Curtis Family Lecture in Public Affairs, presented by Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Tuesday, March 12

10:30 - 11:15 AM - Candidate for Geography Teaching Fellow Position Presentation - Matthew Focker
"Six Maps of Africa: Geographical Challenges for the 21st Century"
Swenson Geosciences 211

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

1:30 - 2:30 PM - The Salon: Religious Response to Nazism - Jason Mahn
Black Culture House, 3249 10th Avenue, Rock Island

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Blue and Gold Certification: Intermediate Word
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Olin 105

4:15 - 4:45 PM - Sign Language Table
Brew by the Slough, Tredway Library

4:30 - 5:15 PM - Candidate for Geography Teaching Fellow Position Presentation - Matthew Focker
"The National Forest Imperative: A Cultural and Historical Geography of the United States Forest Service Landscapes, Northern Rockies, Montana"
Swenson Geosciences 211

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Fireside Chat - Jane Simonsen
Evald Great Hall

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital: Dortha DeWit, violin
Pieces by Bach, Mozart, Bohuslav Martinu and Sir Edward German. Accompanied by Charles Schmidt, piano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, March 13

4:00 - 5:30 PM - CEC St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Opportunity to meet three new employees: Michael Reisner, Leah Grabovac, Kertesha Riley
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall

Thursday, March 14

9:00 - 10:30 AM - Blue and Gold Certification: Intermediate Word
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Olin 105

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

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Delta Series: Steve Thompson
Steve Thompson, author of "No More Fear" has been a national figur eon the subject of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and stalking for several years.
Free admission
Centennial Hall

7:30 PM - "From Garbage to Stuff: How We Recycle Plastics"
presented by Dr. William Carroll, Jr.
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Friday, March 15

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Blue and Gold Certification: Google Sites
RSVP to Kristina Jansson, x7476
Olin 109

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversation - "Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress: A Hands-On Workshop for Advisors" presented by Mary Windeknecht
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Olin 105

6:30 - 8:00 PM - Afro-Cuban Performance Group and Latin Jazz Ensemble
These two University of Iowa's ensembles will showcase the drumming, dance and song of folkloric Afro cuban music, along with jazz from the Cuban tradition.
Free admission
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

8:00 PM - Student Recital - Emma Leland, violin
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, March 16

2:00 PM - Student Recital - Marcus Hostetler, horn
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Odd Bar Trio
James Dreier (percussion), Steve Grismore (guitar) and Brent Sandy (trumpet) will perform a jazz concert
Free admission
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

8:00 PM - St. Patrick's Day Concert
The Augustana Flute Choir, directed by Janet Stodd, will present its 13th annual musical celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Guest performers, Harp Strongs, will perform several arrangements by Kristi Ruud. Irish dancer Allie Holloway will also perform.
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, March 17

2:00 - 4:00 PM - Scandinavian Easter Workshop
All ages are welcome to make Easter decorations and heart baskets to hang on tree branches, color Easter cards, dress as Easter witches, eat semlor (Lenten buns), make straw ornaments, learn Swedish words, and dance to Swedish music.
Free admission. Register with Loryann Eis at 309-762-8303 or Helene leaf at 309-757-7606
Fellowship Hall, First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th Street, Rock Island, IL

4:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Deborah Dakin, viola
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Volume 10, Issue 24 - March 11, 2013

Community Engagement Center

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

Lucky us, we have three new Leprechauns you must meet:

Michael Reisner, Director, Upper Mississippi Studies Center
Leah Grabovac, Internships & Careers Coordinator
Kertesha Riley, Internships & Careerrs Coordinator

There will be plenty of St. Patty's food and drink!

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!