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


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.


The Freistat Center is extending its deadline for Travel Awards to Present Research at International Conferences. For faculty presenting formal papers, please submit a resume, prospectus of paper, and tentative budget. Application deadline is April 1, 2013. Please submit materials to Heidi Storl in Sorensen Hall 262. Submissions may be electronic or hard copy.

The Freistat Center is extending its deadline for In-country research grants for Africa, Asia, Europe or Latin America. For faculty conducting research leading to peer reviewed publication, please submit a research proposal, a tentative budget, resume, and two letters of recommendation. Application deadline is April 1, 2013. Please submit materials to Heidi Storl, Sorensen Hall 262. Submissions may be electronic or hard copy.


Special Collections invites applications for the Summer Special Collections Faculty Research Allowance for summer 2013.  These grants are intended to permit faculty to explore Special Collections materials, how they might be incorporated into existing or new courses, and/or whether they can serve as primary resources for student or faculty research.  The allowance, awarded as PDF funding this year, gives faculty enhanced access (for at least one week in the summer) to the materials and the staff of Special Collections.  Applications are due March 29, 2013, and should be submitted to Sarah Horowitz, Special Collections Librarian.  For more information about the application process, please visit or contact Sarah Horowitz for more information.