Monday, September 24

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Nizhny Novgorod Institute meeting for faculty
Augustana has an agreement of cooperation with the Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Management & Business (NIMB) in Russia. Faculty are invited to join Dr. Olga Ponomareva and Dr. Liudmila Lazareva to talk about research collaboration with NIMB,  including possible publication and participation in conference presentations at NIMB
Olin 105 

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LSFY Faculty Meeting
Wilson Center 

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series:  "Rome: Season 1, Episode 4: Stealing from Saturn"
Free admission
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Tuesday, September 25

8:30 AM -Blue & Gold Certification: Moodle Basics
RSPV to Shawn Beattie x7647
Olin 109 

9:15 AM - Salon
Dr. Norm Moline will join us as we discuss tourism, globalization, and local cultures, with special attention to the cases of Hawaii and Appalachia. (Background material is present on our Moodle page: scroll down until you see "Students" -- click there and you'll see the Salon page.)  
Black Culture House 

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

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM - Enrollment, admission and financial assistance session: "Shifting sand, leaking funnels and stealth applicants: A discussion of contemporary trends in student recruitment and the modern-day funnel"
Feel free to bring your lunch
Olin 304 

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Russia as a Market
Dr. Olga Ponomareva and Dr. Liudmila Lazareva, from the Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Management & Business (NIMB) in Russia present.
Olin 109 

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

Wednesday, September 26

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM - Enrollment, admission and financial assistance session: "What happens in Seminary Hall: A discussion of Augustana's recruitment and admissions practices and processes"
Feel free to bring your lunch
Olin 304 

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 

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting
John Deere Lecture Hall

Thursday, September 27

9:00 AM - 3:45 PM - Symposium Day: What does it mean to be a citizen? The first of three all-campus Symposium Days will address the topic of civic engagement. Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen, will present a keynote address at 10:30 AM.

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

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Dr. Reuben A. Heine, associate professor of geography, will speak on "Learning From Levees: How They Affect Water Levels," at the Upper Mississippi River Conference. The conference runs Sept. 26-28, sponsored by River Action,  with the support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
$149 conference fee
Stoney Creek Inn, 101 18th Street, Moline, Illinois

4:30 PM - Faculty Research Forum
4:00 PM - Refreshments
Dahl Room, College Center 

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series: "Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom"
Olin Auditorium 

Friday, September 28

10:00 - 11:00 AM - Blue & Gold Certification: Basic Mac Instruction
RSVP to Kristina Jansson x7476
Sorensen 104 

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM - Enrollment, admission and financial assistance session:  "A look behind the curtain: A discussion of financial assistance and how financial assistance influences recruitment and enrollment"
Feel free to bring your lunch
Olin 304

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Blue & Gold Certification: Basic Mac Instruction
RSVP to Kristina Jansson x7476
Sorensen 104 

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - "What the Best College Students Do"
presented by Mindi Mull
3:30 PM -Refreshments
Wilson Center

1:00 and 7:30 PM - Ballet Quad Cities presents "Dracula"
Renowned artist Domingo Rubio will dance the lead role in Ballet Quad Cities performance of "Dracula." Deanne Carter, the ballet's resident choreographer, created the choreography and music collage for the performances. The ballet loosely follows Bram Stoker's "Dracula."  
For ticket information, please call 309-786-3779
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1800 7th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 

Saturday, September 29

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Students of Dr. Richard C. Anderson (1930-2009) will present a symposium of talks on geology in honor of his life, teaching, work and the impact he had on students.
John Deere Planetarium & Carl Gamble Observatory, John Deere Lecture Hall 

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Fall Visit Day
Carver Center 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Jordbruksdagarna (Agriculture Days)
The Henry County village of Bishop Hill celebrates its agrarian heritage today and Sunday, featuring traditional 19th century harvest activities and demonstrations, hands-on activities, music, farm produce, vintage baseball, and Colony stew."  Bishop Hill was the site of a utopian religious community founded in 1846 by Swedish pietist Eric Janson (1808-1850) and his followers. Many consider the Jansonist emigration as the beginning of Swedish America.
Bishop Hill State Historic Site, 304 Bishop Hill Road, Bishop Hills, Illinois  

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Michelle Crouch, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Sunday, September 30

No events scheduled

Volume 10, Issue 6 - September 24, 2012

Faculty News

Kathy Jakielski (Communication Sciences & Disorders) co-published a recently published article:  Raca, G., Baas, B.S., Kirmani, S., Laffin, J.J., Jackson, C.A., Strand, E., Jakielski, K.J., & Shriberg, L.D. (2012). Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) in two patients with 16p11.2 microdeletion syndrome. European Journal of Human Genetics.

Abstract:  We report clinical findings that extend the phenotype of the B550 kb 16p11.2 microdeletion syndrome to include a rare, severe, and persistent pediatric speech sound disorder termed Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). CAS is the speech disorder identified in a multigenerational pedigree ('KE') in which half of the members have a mutation in FOXP2 that co-segregates with CAS, oromotor apraxia, and low scores on a nonword repetition task. Each of the two patients in the current report completed a 2-h assessment protocol that provided information on their cognitive, language, speech, oral mechanism, motor, and developmental histories and performance. Their histories and standard scores on perceptual and acoustic speech tasks met clinical and research criteria for CAS. Array comparative genomic hybridization analyses identified deletions at chromosome 16p11.2 in each patient. These are the first reported cases with well-characterized CAS in the 16p11.2 syndrome literature and the first report of this microdeletion in CAS genetics research. We discuss implications of findings for issues in both literatures. European Journal of Human Genetics advance online publication, 22 August 2012; doi:10.1038/ejhg.2012.165.

Ann Perreau, Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, was selected as a 2012-2013 recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Advancing Academic-Research Career Award.  Ann was selected from a national pool of candidates based on her promise as an academic and researcher in the field of hearing science. Ann will receive $5,000 to implement her teaching and research plan over the next two years. Her teaching plan includes comparing different methods of instruction in her audiology course to determine which is most effective for student learning and developing hands-on exercises in anatomy courses to better engage students. In collaboration with Dr. Chris Turner from the University of Iowa, she is proposing a study to investigate the ability of individuals with mild-moderate hearing loss to use the acoustic cues provided by the hearing aid microphones located in the canal to aid in their front-back localization of sounds. 

Greg Tapis (Business Administration) recently presented a paper at the Rocky Mountain Academy of Legal Studies in Business (RMALSB): "Incorporating Diversity into the Classroom: Obligation or Lip Service".  

Greg Tapis co-authored (with Kathryn Kisska-Schulze) a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Air Law and Commerce (published by the SMU Law Review Association): "Projections for Reducing Aircraft Emissions".

Dara Wegman-Geedey (Biology) reviewed articles during August for the American Society for Microbiology's Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, a peer-reviewed, on-line SoTL publication. She has served on the editorial board as an ad hoc reviewer for JMBE since 2005.