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

Faculty News

Greg Domski (Chemistry) and two undergraduate co-authors (Sallie Hohenboken '13 and Wiktoria Pecak '11) have published their results detailing the synthesis and crystallographic characterization of two previously unreported molecules in the journal Acta Crystallographica E. The article titled "rac -cis,cis -Dicarbonyldichlorido{1-[2-(diphenylphosphan- yl)benzyl]-3-mesitylimidazol-2-ylidene}ruthenium(II) dichloromethane monosolvate" was published in the July issue. The article titled "rac-cis-Dicarbonylchlorido{1-[2-diphenylphosphanyl-kP)benzyl]-3-(phenyl-kC1)imidazol-2-ylidene-kC2)ruthenium(II) dicholomethane monosolvate" was published in the August issue.

An article by Mike Egan and Randy Hengst (Education) was published in Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education(CITE).  The article highlights their collaborative numeracy software development process involving kindergarten teachers at Longfellow Elementary School and elementary education majors at Augustana.  The article can be accessed at

Randy Hengst and Mike Egan (Education) have published eight early childhood Number Sense applications that are available through the iTunes App Store.  Along with the other titles in the Classroom Focused Software series, over 42,000 copies of the apps have been downloaded.  Descriptions of each Number Sense app and access to them are available at

Chuck Hyser (Education) was invited to join the selection committee for the Prairie State Award honoring the Illinois children's author of the year. This award, requiring Illinois residency and a minimum of five published books, is given each year by the Illinois Reading Council. Representing colleges and universities in the state, Hyser's participation acknowledges his expertise in cildren's literature. He will serve a three-year term. This year's winner, selected just last week, is Eric Rohmann.