Monday, April 22

Tuesday, April 23

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Blue and Gold Certification: Google Forms
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Olin 105

8:00 PM - General Student Recital
Performing students: Alicia Aberdroth and Sara Fraterrigo, piccolo; Mason Broxham and Sarah Frachey, alto saxophone; Elizabeth Marcotte and Marisa Crater, flute; Mark Sieber, violin; and Chris Green, bass clarinet
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, April 24

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Weekly Bible Study for Faculty, Staff, Administrators
"Embracing the Prophets in Contemporary Culture"
Bring a Bible if you can. Bring your lunch if you wish.
Chicago Room, College Center

Thursday, April 25

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Coffee and Conversation

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Blue and Gold Certification: Google Forms
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Olin 105

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

7:00 PM - Augustana Film Series: "In July"
Olin Auditorium

River Readings: Donald Ray Pollock, author of Knockemstiff and The Devil All the Time, will read from his work
A reception and book-signing will follow
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Friday, April 26

10:00 - 11:00 AM - Blue and Gold Certification: iMovie '09
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Sorenson 104 (Mac Lab)

11:30 - 12:30 - Blue and Gold Certification: iMovie '09
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Sorenson 104 (Mac Lab)

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation:
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

7:30 PM - Final play of the Augustana season "subUrbia"
$11; or $9 for seniors, students, faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

8:00 PM - Gospel Choir Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Hall

Saturday, April 27

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Orff Workshop: Chapter Sharing
Final Workshop of the year. $40, including lunch; $3 for students
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

4:00 PM - Student Recital - Katie Dinkel, piano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - WAUG Radio Active Live
Radio Active Live concern with Ellis Kell, Matt Ryd, Rude PUnch and more
Proceeds will go tward the student-run radio station's new studio
$12 at the door or $10 online
Schwiebert Park

7:30 PM - Final play of the Augustana season "subUrbia"
$11; or $9 for seniors, students, faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

8:00 PM - UNYK Multicultural Dance Troupe Spring Show
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Student Recital-Bryn Spejcher & Hannah Osbord, voice and flute
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, April 28

12:00 - 2:00 PM - Fourth Estate Awards Banquet
Award-winning photojournalist and teacher Mark Hirsch is keynote speaker. Students from the Augustana Observer will receive their awards from this year's Illinois College Press Association contest.
Tickets are $9
College Center Loft

1:30 PM - Final play of the Augustana season "subUrbia"
$11; or $9 for seniors, students, faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

7:00 PM - Mark Schultz All Things Possible Tour
Also featuring Christian artists Aaron Shust and Jonny Diaz
Tickets are $10 general admission; $15 for Golden Circle in advance; $15 general admission; and $20 fo rGolden Circle day of event. Free to Augustana faculty, staff and students.
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Senior Recital: Jakub Luba, percussion
Jakub Luba, percussion, with Mitchell Carter, Chase Matzinger and Rachel Park, percussion
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

Volume 11, Issue 30 - April 22, 2013

Faculty News

Eighty faculty and administrators from 22 different colleges and universities joined us at Augustana on Saturday, April 6 for the one-day conference "Promoting Undergraduate Research at Liberal Arts Colleges."  Several of the concurrent sessions featured student research at Augustana. 


Stefanie Bluemle, Amanda Makula, and Margi Rogal (Library) recently presented a poster, "The Joy of (Performance) Assessment," at the biennial conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries in Indianapolis. Drawing on Tredway Library's recent shift from quantitative to qualitative assessment of information literacy outcomes in LSFY, their presentation outlined the process of prioritizing learning outcomes, designing performance-based assessments, and analyzing the results to acquire data that directly fuels improvement in librarians' teaching. Stefanie, Amanda, and Margi advocate increased use of qualitative assessments, including performance assessment, among instruction librarians as a means to better evaluate student understanding of higher-level information literacy concepts. Their poster is currently on display on the 2nd floor of the library - come check it out!

Jennifer BurnhamJennifer Burnham (Geography) is the recipient of the Association of American Geographers Geomorphology Specialty Group at the AAG in Los Angeles, California, April 2013.









The Classics Department faculty, along with nine Classics majors and minors, attended the annual conference of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) in Iowa City on April 18-19th.  At this conference: 1) Emil Kramer presented a paper entitled "Defeating the Republic's Tyrant on the Symposium's Soul Couch"; 2) Kirsten Day presented a paper entitled "'Print the Legend'?: Epic Meets Western in John Ford's 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance'"; 3) Mischa Hooker presented a paper entitled "Theosophy: Reconstructing a Compendium of Greek Wisdom"; 4) Emil Kramer presided over a panel entitled "Sacrifices, Sacred Law, and Wisdom".

Bill HammerDr. William Hammer (Geology), received the Order of Lincoln at the annual Lincoln Academy convocation ceremony, held this year at Augustana College. The Order of Lincoln is the highest honor awarded to an individual by the state of Illinois. Bill Hammer, who holds the Fritiof Fryxell Chair in Geology, discovered Cryolophosaurus ellioti, the first carnivorous dinosaur unearthed in Antarctica. His 1991 discovery advanced scientific understanding of tectonic shift and evolutionary biology, particularly of large-scale carnivorous theropods. Due largely to Dr. Hammer's work, a mountain in Antarctica was named Mount Augustana in 2008.










Rowen Schussheim-AndersonRowen Schussheim-Anderson (Art) is exhibiting a tapestry, Crimson Prelude in Fiberart International 2013 which includes 81 works, 24 of which are by artists living outside the US. Countries represented include Hungary, Italy, Poland, Argentina, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom. Submissions came from 36 different countries.  The first venue of the exhibition is the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; the show will subsequently travel throughout the U.S.  Rowen also currently has two works, Trade Threads and flutterby in the annual Rock Island Fine Art Guild exhibition, and a tapestry inspired by West Africa Term 2010, Thursday Market, exhibited in Fiber Celebration at the Loveland Museum in Colorado.

The Faculty Research Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Faculty Research Awards:

Todd Cleveland


African soccer players, labor strategies and emigration

Sean Georgi


Novel transcription factors during chicken retinol development

Steve Hager


Influence of bird-feeders in bird window collisions

Jon Hurty


Oregon Bach Festival Masterclass Conducting class

Brian Katz

Math & Computer Science 

Inquiry-based learning courses in mathematics

Jason Koontz


Larkspurs in Southern California

Kimberly Murphy 


Effects of restored wet prairies on amphibian populations


Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 Presidential Research Fellowship Award

 David Ellis


book: Piety and Politics: The Protestant "Awakening" and Cultural Warfare in Prussia, 1916-1857

 Pamela Trotter 


Functional identification of Membrane Transport Proteins of Plasmodium 

 Stephen Warren 


Faith and Farming among Native Oklahomans

 Cyrus Zargar


book: The Polished Mirror: Islamic Ethics as Expressed in Muslim Literature

Congratulations to the recipients of a Sabbatical Leave Grant

J ason Mahn (Religion)

Becoming Christian in Christendom book project

 Kathy Jakielski (CS&D)

Projects on Childhood Apraxia of Speech and quantifying speech-sound production

Congratulations to the recipients of a 2013 Summer Research Stipend

 Erin Bertram

Prague Summer Program in Creative Writing

 Michael Reisner

Research on Defoliation in Bunchgrasses

  The Student Research Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Summer Student Research Fellowships


Advising Faculty Member

Title of Research Project

Hiba Ansari

Mamata Marmé

Geographical Anaylsis of the Quad City's Increasing Muslim Population

Hannah Bohn

Carrie Hough

Telling the story of Northern Ireland's Troubles

Stuart Casarotto

Joshua Dyer

Augustana Residence Hall Renovation Feasibility Study

Peter Draznik

Tom Bengtson

Explorations of Tournaments

Christina Kunkel

Wendy Hilton-Morrow

Game of Thrones: Are Women Merely Pawns? A Critical Media Analysis of the High Fantasy Genre

Lillian Pickens

Laura Hartman

Ethics of Child Labor

Katherine Rea

Mischa Hooker

Historical/Gender Analysis of the Sun and Moon in Greco-Roman Myth and Religion

Christina Scribano

Scott Gehler

Relationship Between Semaphorin 3A-induced Changes in Cell Adhesion and Breast Tumor Metastasis

 James Wiebler

Tim Muir

Characterizing the Cold-Conditioning Response in a Vertebrate Ectotherm

Congratulations to those receiving Freistat Faculty Travel Awards for 2013:

 Mario Magalhães


 John Pfautz


 Sangeetha Rayapati


 Vicki Sommer


 Todd Cleveland


 Jason Mahn


Congratulations to those receiving Freistat Student/Faculty Fellows On-Site Undergraduate Research Awards for 2013

 Kim Vivian


 Sarah Berndt


 Kristine Guinther


Congratulations to the recipients of the Special Collections Summer Faculty Research Allowance

Jeff Coussens (Theatre)
Meg Gillette (English)
This award allows faculty to pursue concentrated research at Augustana College Special Collections in order to integrate Special Collections materials into their teaching. This summer's projects will focus on the recently acquired papers of Phil McKinley '73, theatre director and producer, and using contemporary publications and archival materials to situate Modernist writers and texts within the historical context of the Quad Cities in the 1920's, respectively.