Monday, October 1

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Interfaith Event: Religion and the Middle East in the New today: Lunch and Conversation
Cyrus Zargar and Augustana students presenting. 
A light lunch will be provided. Students, faculty and staff are welcome.
College Center Board Room 

Tuesday, October 2

8:30 AM -Blue & Gold Certification: Google Sites Basics
RSPV to Kristina Jansson x7476
Olin 109 

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Salon
Greg Tapis will lead the discussion of  politics and business
Black Culture House 

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Ann Boaden, English Dept.
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

3:30 - 5:30 PM - Special Collections Grand Reopening and Open House
Refreshments served
Tredway Library, first floor 

Wednesday, October 3

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 - Women's & Gender Studies Tea Hour Series "Who Wants to Marry a Hundredaire? Some Responses to an 18th-Century Personal Ad"
presented by Margaret France (English)
Evald Hall Great Room 

7:30 - 10:00 PM - Debate Watch
All are welcome to watch the first presidential debate along with faculty from communications studies, political science and debate. Snacks provided.
Evald Great Hall 

Thursday, October 4

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

9:30 AM -Blue & Gold Certification: Intermediate Word
RSPV to Wendy Ramsdale x8092
Olin 109

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Division Meetings
See locations in Announcements 

5:00 PM - Groundbreaking for the Austin E. Knowlton Outdoor Athletic Complex
on the site of the new Charles D. Lindberg Stadium and the Ken Anderson Academic All-America Club
Ericson Football field, by the scoreboard 

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Interfaith Event: Sukkot: A Fall Celebration!
Join in as we celebrate and learn about the Jewish agricultural holiday of Sukkot. We will create a "Sukkah" and enjoy a fall harvest themed dinner
Students, faculty and staff are welcome
Begin at the Gazebo on the Library Lawn and end at Founders Hall Basement Lounge

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series:  "Amelie"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

7:30 - 8:30 PM - Dr. Louise Leakey, paleontologist, conservationist, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, will give the talk, "A Human Journey: What Fossils Tell Us"
Augustana's Fryxell Geology Museum will be open prior to the lecture
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

7:30 PM - Eric Stewart will lecture "Should Ethicists Use the Bible?
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

Friday, October 5

3:00 PM -Blue & Gold Certification: Smart Classroom Training (Mac)
RSPV to Kristina Jansson x7476
Sorensen 104

3:30 - 5:30 PMGuest Artist Masterclass-Demondrea Thurman, euphonium
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building 

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - An abbreviated discussion of three admissions and recruitment topics
presented by Kent Barnds, Dane Rowley and Sue Standley
3:30 PM -Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 - 10:00 PM - Andy Grammer
Andy Grammer is known for his vibrant pop/rock/soul mix and free-flowing delivery. His debut album, "Andy Grammer," was released in 2011
Centennial Hall 

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

Saturday, October 6

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Four Choirs Concert
The Four Choir Concert features the Wennerberg Men's Chorus, Cantilena Augustana, Ascension Singers, and Chamber Singers
Centennial Hall 

Sunday, October 7

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Concertmaster Premiere
Featuring Wagner's "Rienzi Overture," Dvorak "Symphony No. 8," and the "Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor" by Max Bruch performed by Naha Greenholtz, the symphony's new concertmaster
Contact Quad City Symphony Box Office, 563-322-7276
Centennial Hall 

Volume 10, Issue 7 - October 1, 2012


Augustana's Grants Website


The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce two new grant opportunities for faculty course development:

All below grants proposals are due to the Office of Academic Affairs by November 12, 2012. Decisions will be announced by December 14, 2012. The proposed courses are expected to run during the 2013-14 or 2014-15 academic years.


Blended Learning Technology Grants at Augustana  will support the creation or redesign of an individual course or a sequence of courses that will be delivered primarily during the 2013-14 or 2014-15 academic years.  These grants are an extension of an earlier blended learning grants program funded through Academic Affairs and managed by the Augustana Center for Teaching and Learning. All full-time and adjunct faculty are eligible to apply for funding. For purposes of this request for proposals, blended learning is defined as a curricular design that integrates online educational mechanisms with face-to-face activities in a planned, pedagogically valuable manner. 

This grant will provide awarded applicants:

Applicants can apply for one of three grant awards: 

Total number of grants funded:  10-15

Please refer to a detailed Blended Learning Technology Grants Request for Proposals and Proposal Guidelines HERE.

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Connection Grants at Augustana supports the creation or redesign of an individual course or a sequence of courses that will be delivered primarily during the 2013-14 or 2014-15 academic years. New or redesigned courses will feature curricular designs that do one of two things:

  1. For the humanities and social sciences: The course will more intentionally connect traditional study in the humanities/social sciences and study in our pre-professional programs. "Humanities and social sciences" here reflects traditional definitions, not our divisional structures, so the arts and economics are also included. Examples of already existing courses that accomplish this include the Religion department's courses in Medical Ethics and Business Ethics, and the Spanish department's creation of the new major Spanish for Professional Use. Collaborative grants may be proposed with faculty in pre-professional programs.
  2. For all disciplines: The course will more intentionally connect the college and the local Quad Cities community by making some aspect of our location central to the course's content and learning objectives. An example of an already existing course that accomplishes this is the Environmental Literature and Landscape Learning Community.

Applicants can apply for either (or both) of the two grants listed below. Awards can be paid as stipends and/or can be used for professional development activities related to the grant.

Total number of grants funded:  10-15

Please refer to a detailed Connection Grants Request for Proposals and Proposal Guidelines HERE.