Monday, March 18

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

5:15 PM - Informal Supper and Conversation with Dr. Jacob L. Wright (speaker, Stone Lectureship in Judaism)
Vegetarian Mexican buffet (RSVP requested by March 14th)
Olin 305

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Stone Lecture: "Why Was the Bible Written? A Matter of Politics"
Jacob L. Wright, associate professor of Hebrew Bible, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Tuesday, March 19

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM - ProFair
St. Ambrose University, Rogalski Center, 518 W. Locust Street, Davenport, IA

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Fred Whiteside, Carver Athletics
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

12:30 - 1:30 PM - Performance Appraisal Training
Olin Auditorium

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Blue and Gold Certification: Google Apps Basics
RSVP to Kristina Jansson, x7476
Olin 105

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Fulbright Program Informational Meeting for Students
Olin 201

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

4:30 - 7:00 PM - Easter Buffet
College Center

5:00 - 8:30 PM - Body Worlds Reception and Presentation
Alumni, parents and friends are invited to a reception at Putnam Museum and a presentation by Heidi Storl in conjunction with the Bodies Revealed exhibit
$15 for reception and admission to the museum and Bodies Revealed
Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th Street, Davenport, IA

Wednesday, March 20

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Weekly Bible Study for Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Bring a Bible if you can. Bring your lunch if you wish.
Chicago Room, College Center

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Performance Appraisal Training
Olin Auditorium

3:30 - 4:15 PM - "Run, Hide and Fight" video and Q&A session with Augustana's Emergency Action Task Force
Olin Auditorium

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Tea Hour Series - Wendy Hilton-Morrow "Sexual Identities and the Media: What to Make of Today's 24/7 GLBTQ Visibility"
Evald Great Hall

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Geography Teaching Fellow Candidate, Christopher Moran, National University of Singapore "Geographies of Home: Landscapes of Tourism and Mobility in Rural Japan"
Swenson Geosciences 211

5:30 - 6:15 PM - "Run, Hide and Fight" video and Q&A session with Augustana's Emergency Action Task Force
Olin Auditorium

7:00 PM - U.S. Army War College on Social Issues
Free Admission
Centennial Hall

Thursday, March 21

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Blue and Gold Certification: Google Apps Basics
RSVP to Kristina Jansson, x7476
Olin 105

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

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Performance Appraisal Training
Olin Auditorium

12:00 - 1:30 PM - Augustana Association of  Education Office Professionals (AAEOP) meeting
College Center Board Room, 3rd floor

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - Augustana Film Series: "The Edukators" (Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei)
Film is in German with English subtitles
Olin Auditorium

Friday, March 22

Target date to update your profile on Faculty Experts Directory

4:00 PM - Deadline for student submissions for Geifman Prize in Holocaust Studies

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversation - "Boundaries with StudentsSetting Boundaries: Professor-Student Relationships " presented by Margaret Farrar, Evelyn Campbell, Ken Brill, Deb Vanspeybroeck
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Saturday, March 23

11:00 AM - 8th Environmental Film Fest: "Last Call at the Oasis"
"Last Call at the Oasis" argues that the global water crisis will be the central issue facing the world this century. It is the first feature at the eighth annual Environmental Film Fest
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

11:30 AM - St. Patrick's Day Parade
Begins at 23rd Street and 4th Avenue, Rock Island. Ends at Harrison Street and W. 2nd Street in Davenport

4:00 PM - Celebrating Women in the Arts
Yearly recital to commemorate women who perform and compose music. Refreshments will be served.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Hall

8:00 PM - Student Recital - Gail Anderson, horn
Wallenbeg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, March 24

6:00 PM - Experience Augustana

Volume 11, Issue 25 - March 18, 2013

Faculty News

Laura Hartman's (Religion) article, "Consumption, Ethics, and the Environment: A Lutheran Perspective," was published in the March/April issue of the Journal of Lutheran Ethics, an online journal. The link is here:

Steve Klien (Communication Studies) has contributed a chapter to the two-volume Venomous Speech: Problems With American Political Discourse on the Right and Leftwhich will be released by ABC-CLIO/Praeger on April 30, 2013.  His chapter, "O'Reilly's War on the 'War on Christmas: Diatribe, Culture War, and Conservative Ideology," examines the televised rhetoric of FOX News personality Bill O'Reilly during the rise of the "War on Christmas" controversy in 2005, and how this rhetoric is emblematic of larger patterns of contemporary conservative diatribe that make civil discourse difficult. 

Doug Tschopp (EDGE Center) recently returned from Orlando with students that managed a conference for the International Family Therapy Association. The conference brought about 400 professional attendees from 36 countries together to share information and network.

The team of students worked throughout the year on all aspects of managing this event and two students, Heather Ohde '13 and Megan Kirik '14,  traveled to the event to run it on the ground. Both students are interested in event planning and this hands-on experience gave them a close up view of the profession. Also participating throughout the year were Lauren Kirik '14 (registration manager), Ben Fischer '13 (software programmer) and Andy Shearouse '15 (web developer). This was an experiential learning opportunity through the Entrepreneurial (EDGE) Center.