Monday, March 25

4:00 PM - All LSFY Faculty Meeting
Wilson Center

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Burning Truths: A Woman's Work: Pyrographies of Female Saints
Artist Kat Hustedde will talk about her series of pyrographies (images produced by the process of burning wood) of female saints
Treway Library

7:00 PM - Augustana Film Series: Rome: Season 1 Episode 10: "Triumph" and Episode 11: "Spoils"
Olin Auditorium

Tuesday, March 26

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Spring Preview Day

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Mallory Potter '13 "Relationships: Growing through Differences"
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

1:30 - 2:30 PM - The Salon: Loyalty
David Snowball leads a discussion on the "Tethered Self"
Black Culture House

3:30 - 4:30 AM - Blue and Gold Certification: Intermediate Photo Editing w/Pixlr
RSVP to Kristina Jansson, x7476
Olin 105

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

5:00 PM - Augustana Veterans Support Group
Faculty, staff and students discussion about upcoming events this spring in support of the armed forces. Pizza and beverages provided. RSVP to Joshua Brown.
Olin 201

8:00 PM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Art Beat with WAUG
The staff of WAUG, Augustana student radio will offer a social hour during a live broadcast from the museum
Spring term features the 37th annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, including artwork by Augustana faculty Peter Xiao, Rowen Schussheim-Anderson and Corrine Smith
Centennial Hall

Wednesday, March 27

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, March 28

8:00 - 8:30 AM - Dance Marathon is selling hot chocolate
Only $1
The Quad next to the library

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Spring Preview Day

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

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Blue and Gold Certification: Intermediate Photo Editing w/Pixlr
RSVP to Kristina Jansson, x7476
Olin 105

6:30 PM - PechaKucha Night
Free with museum membership or admission
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second Street, Davenport, IA

Friday, March 29

Due Date: Summer Special Collections Faculty Research Allowance for Summer 2013 to Sarah Horowitz

Good Friday Holiday - No Classes

Saturday, March 30

No events scheduled

Sunday, March 31

No events scheduled

Easter Sunday

Volume 11, Issue 26 - March 25, 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.