Monday, March 11

11:30 - 12:30 PM - Blue and Gold Certification: Google Sites
RSVP to Kristina Jansson, x7476
Olin 109

7:00 PM - Augustana Film Series: Rome: Season 1 Episode 8: "Caesarion" and Episode 9: "Utica"
Olin Auditorium

7:00 - 8:00 PM - "Leadership in Times of Crisis", 13th annual Ellwood F. Curtis Family Lecture in Public Affairs, presented by Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Tuesday, March 12

10:30 - 11:15 AM - Candidate for Geography Teaching Fellow Position Presentation - Matthew Focker
"Six Maps of Africa: Geographical Challenges for the 21st Century"
Swenson Geosciences 211

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

1:30 - 2:30 PM - The Salon: Religious Response to Nazism - Jason Mahn
Black Culture House, 3249 10th Avenue, Rock Island

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Blue and Gold Certification: Intermediate Word
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Olin 105

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

4:30 - 5:15 PM - Candidate for Geography Teaching Fellow Position Presentation - Matthew Focker
"The National Forest Imperative: A Cultural and Historical Geography of the United States Forest Service Landscapes, Northern Rockies, Montana"
Swenson Geosciences 211

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Fireside Chat - Jane Simonsen
Evald Great Hall

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital: Dortha DeWit, violin
Pieces by Bach, Mozart, Bohuslav Martinu and Sir Edward German. Accompanied by Charles Schmidt, piano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, March 13

4:00 - 5:30 PM - CEC St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Opportunity to meet three new employees: Michael Reisner, Leah Grabovac, Kertesha Riley
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall

Thursday, March 14

9:00 - 10:30 AM - Blue and Gold Certification: Intermediate Word
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Olin 105

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

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Delta Series: Steve Thompson
Steve Thompson, author of "No More Fear" has been a national figur eon the subject of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and stalking for several years.
Free admission
Centennial Hall

7:30 PM - "From Garbage to Stuff: How We Recycle Plastics"
presented by Dr. William Carroll, Jr.
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Friday, March 15

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Blue and Gold Certification: Google Sites
RSVP to Kristina Jansson, x7476
Olin 109

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversation - "Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress: A Hands-On Workshop for Advisors" presented by Mary Windeknecht
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Olin 105

6:30 - 8:00 PM - Afro-Cuban Performance Group and Latin Jazz Ensemble
These two University of Iowa's ensembles will showcase the drumming, dance and song of folkloric Afro cuban music, along with jazz from the Cuban tradition.
Free admission
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

8:00 PM - Student Recital - Emma Leland, violin
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, March 16

2:00 PM - Student Recital - Marcus Hostetler, horn
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Odd Bar Trio
James Dreier (percussion), Steve Grismore (guitar) and Brent Sandy (trumpet) will perform a jazz concert
Free admission
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

8:00 PM - St. Patrick's Day Concert
The Augustana Flute Choir, directed by Janet Stodd, will present its 13th annual musical celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Guest performers, Harp Strongs, will perform several arrangements by Kristi Ruud. Irish dancer Allie Holloway will also perform.
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, March 17

2:00 - 4:00 PM - Scandinavian Easter Workshop
All ages are welcome to make Easter decorations and heart baskets to hang on tree branches, color Easter cards, dress as Easter witches, eat semlor (Lenten buns), make straw ornaments, learn Swedish words, and dance to Swedish music.
Free admission. Register with Loryann Eis at 309-762-8303 or Helene leaf at 309-757-7606
Fellowship Hall, First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th Street, Rock Island, IL

4:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Deborah Dakin, viola
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Volume 10, Issue 24 - March 11, 2013


Augustana's Grants Website

Student-Faculty Academic Partnership Grant

The Augustana Student Research/Inquiry Committee is accepting applications for Student-Faculty Academic Partnership Grants until April 8. This is a new funding opportunity offered through the Committee, which supports student involvement in a faculty member's scholarly and/or creative projects. Students selected by faculty will undertake projects intended to enrich their scholarly interests and abilities and prepare them for advanced research of their own. Applications are submitted by faculty on behalf of their student(s).  For more information and to find application materials, visit:

The Faculty Research Committee
solicits proposals for

Nature of these research grants (see Faculty Handbook for details):

Guidelines and selection process of the proposals (see Faculty Handbook for details):

  1. Five page maximum proposal with itemized budget
  2. Proposal must include:
  • Identification of research problem
  • Explanation of materials and methods, including itemized budget (budget must distinguish between money that will be paid to applicant and money that will be used to pay expenses), required to tackle problem
  • Relation of proposed work to work of applicant's peers
  • Nature of result or product anticipated, i.e., publications, art exhibits, baseline info for future work
  • Timeline for significant milestones or project completion
  • Summary of research grants received from Augustana sources during the past five years, along with results of projects funded
  • Sabbatical Leave Grant proposals must include a copy of the approved sabbatical proposal
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (includes applicant's general qualifications and relevant previous work; this is in addition to the five page limit for the proposal; please limit CV to five pages)

3. Criteria used by committee to rate proposals: eligibility, clarity of presentation,
     appropriate budget prediction, prospects for publication or public attention,
     applicant's qualifications
4. Expectation for funded work:

  • A brief (1-2 page) report detailing the results of the research, including where the work was presented, performed, and/or published. This should be submitted to the Dean of the College and the Chair of the Faculty Research Committee no later than 1 year after notification of the grant. Should the project not be completed within a year, a progress report should be submitted to the Chair of the committee and the Academic Affairs Office. 
  • Faculty who are funded by these grants are expected to give a lecture or public presentation of the project's results within a reasonable amount of time.
  • Acknowledgement of Augustana's financial assistance in products created from funded work.

Please send your proposal by e- mail attachment if at all possible (otherwise six hard copies) by 5:00 PM on April 3, 2013 to Mary Koski in the Dean's Office, 116 Founders Hall.  Expected date of award announcements: April 19, 2013. Direct questions to any member of the committee: David Arbesú, Daniel Conway, Paul Croll, Nathan Frank, Eric Stewart, or Margaret Morse.