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

Faculty News

New Faculty Achievement Forms now available
Have you recently published an article? Presented at a conference? Exhibited new artwork? Implemented a new teaching or assessment method? Submit your accomplishment via the new and improved electronic "Faculty Achievement Forms" on the "Resources for Faculty" page of the library website ( Your submissions help the library track and celebrate your achievements, culminating in an annual reception each spring. For questions, please contact



Peter Kivisto (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Welfare) has been involved in a research project on Iraqi refugees in two European cities-Helsinki and Rome-with University of Turku graduate student Vanja La Vecchia-Mikkola. He presented some of their findings at two conferences this past August, the first at the International Sociological Association's Forum in Buenos Aires and the second at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Denver.  The first published results of this project will appear in the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies at the beginning of 2013, while a second article is in preparation.

In addition, he has a forthcoming chapter, "Historians and Sociologists Debate Transnationalism," that will appear in The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity, edited by Ronald Bayor (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2013), and the sixth edition of Illuminating Social Life will appear later this fall.

Illuminating Social Life

Illuminating Social Life: Classical and Contemporary Theory Revisited by Peter J. Kivisto (Oct 30, 2012)

Peter was recently informed by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the U.S. State Department, and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars that he has been added to the Fulbright Specialist Roster.  In addition, he is currently serving as a reviewer for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Program.


Adam Parboosingh, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, designed the lighting for A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline at Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay, ON.  This professional production runs until the end of the month. He  will also be the lighting designer for Completely Hollywood (abridged) from the Reduced Shakespeare Company (The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - abridged) this November at Magnus. 


Please send your faculty news to Mary Koski.