Monday, September 24

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Nizhny Novgorod Institute meeting for faculty
Augustana has an agreement of cooperation with the Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Management & Business (NIMB) in Russia. Faculty are invited to join Dr. Olga Ponomareva and Dr. Liudmila Lazareva to talk about research collaboration with NIMB,  including possible publication and participation in conference presentations at NIMB
Olin 105 

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LSFY Faculty Meeting
Wilson Center 

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series:  "Rome: Season 1, Episode 4: Stealing from Saturn"
Free admission
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Tuesday, September 25

8:30 AM -Blue & Gold Certification: Moodle Basics
RSPV to Shawn Beattie x7647
Olin 109 

9:15 AM - Salon
Dr. Norm Moline will join us as we discuss tourism, globalization, and local cultures, with special attention to the cases of Hawaii and Appalachia. (Background material is present on our Moodle page: scroll down until you see "Students" -- click there and you'll see the Salon page.)  
Black Culture House 

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

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM - Enrollment, admission and financial assistance session: "Shifting sand, leaking funnels and stealth applicants: A discussion of contemporary trends in student recruitment and the modern-day funnel"
Feel free to bring your lunch
Olin 304 

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Russia as a Market
Dr. Olga Ponomareva and Dr. Liudmila Lazareva, from the Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Management & Business (NIMB) in Russia present.
Olin 109 

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Wednesday, September 26

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM - Enrollment, admission and financial assistance session: "What happens in Seminary Hall: A discussion of Augustana's recruitment and admissions practices and processes"
Feel free to bring your lunch
Olin 304 

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 - Faculty Senate Meeting
John Deere Lecture Hall

Thursday, September 27

9:00 AM - 3:45 PM - Symposium Day: What does it mean to be a citizen? The first of three all-campus Symposium Days will address the topic of civic engagement. Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen, will present a keynote address at 10:30 AM.

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

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Dr. Reuben A. Heine, associate professor of geography, will speak on "Learning From Levees: How They Affect Water Levels," at the Upper Mississippi River Conference. The conference runs Sept. 26-28, sponsored by River Action,  with the support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
$149 conference fee
Stoney Creek Inn, 101 18th Street, Moline, Illinois

4:30 PM - Faculty Research Forum
4:00 PM - Refreshments
Dahl Room, College Center 

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series: "Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom"
Olin Auditorium 

Friday, September 28

10:00 - 11:00 AM - Blue & Gold Certification: Basic Mac Instruction
RSVP to Kristina Jansson x7476
Sorensen 104 

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM - Enrollment, admission and financial assistance session:  "A look behind the curtain: A discussion of financial assistance and how financial assistance influences recruitment and enrollment"
Feel free to bring your lunch
Olin 304

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Blue & Gold Certification: Basic Mac Instruction
RSVP to Kristina Jansson x7476
Sorensen 104 

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - "What the Best College Students Do"
presented by Mindi Mull
3:30 PM -Refreshments
Wilson Center

1:00 and 7:30 PM - Ballet Quad Cities presents "Dracula"
Renowned artist Domingo Rubio will dance the lead role in Ballet Quad Cities performance of "Dracula." Deanne Carter, the ballet's resident choreographer, created the choreography and music collage for the performances. The ballet loosely follows Bram Stoker's "Dracula."  
For ticket information, please call 309-786-3779
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1800 7th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 

Saturday, September 29

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Students of Dr. Richard C. Anderson (1930-2009) will present a symposium of talks on geology in honor of his life, teaching, work and the impact he had on students.
John Deere Planetarium & Carl Gamble Observatory, John Deere Lecture Hall 

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Fall Visit Day
Carver Center 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Jordbruksdagarna (Agriculture Days)
The Henry County village of Bishop Hill celebrates its agrarian heritage today and Sunday, featuring traditional 19th century harvest activities and demonstrations, hands-on activities, music, farm produce, vintage baseball, and Colony stew."  Bishop Hill was the site of a utopian religious community founded in 1846 by Swedish pietist Eric Janson (1808-1850) and his followers. Many consider the Jansonist emigration as the beginning of Swedish America.
Bishop Hill State Historic Site, 304 Bishop Hill Road, Bishop Hills, Illinois  

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Michelle Crouch, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Sunday, September 30

No events scheduled

Volume 10, Issue 6 - September 24, 2012

This Week's Message

Dear Colleagues,

Many of us on campus have been involved in conversations motivated by Ken Bain's book, What the Best College Teachers Do. But there's another side to the relationship that exists in the classroom that deserves more attention and is the focus of Bain's latest book, What the Best College Students Do. This past summer I participated in a teaching workshop led by Ken Bain. He suggests that if we understand what the best students are doing and why, we will be better able to teach in ways that encourage this type of student behavior. I found the ideas and discussions intriguing and useful, and look forward to sharing what I learned at this week's Friday Conversation.

Some of the questions and topics to be discussed:

I hope you'll join me this week to engage in conversation about how we can get more of our students to be like the students highlighted in Bain's book.

Have a great week,


Mindi Mull (Psychology)