Monday, January 14

3:30 - 5:00 PM - Retirement Planning Task Force Information Session
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - Woody at 100
Area musicians and singers Paul Cioe, Chris Dunn, Mark Ridolfi, Rnady Smith and friends will celebrate life and music of Woody Guthrie, composer of "This Land is Your Land"
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Tuesday, January 15

8:00 - 9:30 AM - Retirement Planning Task Force Information Session
Wilson Center

9:00 - 10:30 AM - Augustana Association of  Education Office Professionals (AAEOP) meeting
Olin Auditorium

10:00 - 11:30 AM - Retirement Planning Task Force Information Session
College Center Loft, 3rd floor

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Dr. Fenwick, Psychology Dept.
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

1:00 - 2:30 PM - Retirement Planning Task Force Information Session
College Center Loft, 3rd floor

2:30 - 3:30 PM - Education Department Candidate Presentation: Ashley Taylor
Evald 212

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Blue and Gold Certification: Access Basics
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Olin 110

3:30 - 5:00 PM - Retirement Planning Task Force Information Session
Wilson Center

7:00 - 8:30 PM - Netta Bartholomew Anderson Tea Party
The Rock Island Preservation Society will host a contemporary tea party at the Netta Bartholomew Anderson House. Dr. Ann Boaden, adjunct professor of English at Augustana, will portray Netta Anderson and bring her story to life. The event is open to the public; no reservations are required
Anderson House, 917 19th Street, Rock Island, IL

8:00 - 9:00 PM - The Salon
Kelly Murphy talks about "Misconceptions About the Bible..And Do They Matter?"
Andreen Hall, Red Room

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Fireside Chat with Wendy Hilton-Morrow
Evald Great Hall

Wednesday, January 16

7:30 - 9:00 AM - Retirement Planning Task Force Information Session
College Center Board Room, 3rd floor

9:30 - 11:00 AM - Retirement Planning Task Force Information Session
College Center Board Room, 3rd floor

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Weekly Bible Study for Faculty, Staff, Administrators
"Soul Centering Through Nature" - Bring a Bible if you can. Bring your lunch if you wish.
Chicago Room, College Center

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Blue and Gold Certification: Intermediate Word
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale, x8092
Olin 110

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Tea Hour Series
Environmental historian Brian Leech will offer "Macho Miners in an Underground Heaven and an Above-Ground Hell" for the annual Tea Hour series
Evald Great Hall

5:00 - 6:00 PM - After Hours Poetry and Prose
Sorensen Hall Break Room/Lounge

8:00 PM - Student Recital: Thomas Knowles, trombone
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 - 9:30 PM - 18th Annual Hispanic Film Festival: "Gigante (Giant)"
Not rated. Free of Charge
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Thursday, January 17

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

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch and Learn: Sneak peek at Library and CSL construction
The Brew, Tredway Library

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Division Meetings
See "Important Dates" page for location

7:00 PM - 12th Annual Augustana French Film Festival - "Les emotifs anonymes (Anonymous Romantics)"
Film is in French with English subtitles
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

Friday, January 18

Deadline to contact Margaret Farrar to attend Midwest Faculty Seminar "Islam In/and The West"

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - "Advising Syllabus" presented by Mary Windeknecht and Kristin Douglas
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Percussion Ensemble Concert
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

Saturday, January 19

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Music Scholarship Day
Bergendoff Hall

6:00 PM - The Power of One: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King
The celebration will include performances by the Community Gospel Chorus, The Westbrook Singers, the Augustana Gospel Choir and the Truth Temple Praise Dancers
Free admission
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Guest Artist - Paragon Trombone Quartet
The Paragon Trombone Quartet and the Augustana College Low Brass Choirs present works by Sibelius, Kazik, Apon, Grieg, Corea and more
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, January 20

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Community Handbell Choir Open Rehearsal
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Volume 10, Issue 18 - January 14, 2013

This Week's Message

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Greetings from the Advising Working Group!

While you were dreaming of sugarplums over break, we were dreaming of Best Practices in Advising. We now have working drafts of a vision statement, mission statement, and goals for our advising program (see below). We have a set of outcomes (still in rough form), and we are currently researching best practices for achieving these outcomes.

One best practice we will recommend in our report is the use of an Advising Syllabus. What is an advising syllabus? Why should we use one? What should it look like? Mary Windeknecht will introduce you to the concept of an advising syllabus at this week's Friday Conversation. After a brief introduction, you will work to shape the content of an advising syllabus for our advising program. Want to get a head start? Take a look at this article.

On behalf of the Advising Working Group,

Kristin Douglas





Academic advising is central to learning and student development at Augustana College. Informed and supported by the partnership between student and advisor(s), the academic advising program empowers students to thoughtfully develop and attain their educational and personal goals. 


The academic advising program at Augustana College nurtures student development, empowers students to effectively manage their own academic growth, and enriches students' personal growth and self-awareness through  partnership with academic advisors.

Goals (consistent with CAS standards)

The Academic Advising Program at Augustana College will:

  1. assist students in assessing and articulating their interests, abilities, and values
  2. discuss and clarify educational, career, and life goals
  3.   provide accurate and timely information and interpret institutional, general education, and major requirements (policies and procedures, too)
  4.   assist students to understand the educational context within which they are enrolled/Liberal Arts
  5. advise on the selection of appropriate courses and other educational experiences 
  6. evaluate and monitor student academic progress and the impact on achievement of goals
  7.  integration/connecting knowledge to other knowledge and experience
  8. empower student self-direction and self-sufficiency
  9. direct students with educational, career, or personal concerns, or skill/learning deficiencies, to other resources and programs on the campus when necessary
  10. make students aware of and refer to educational, institutional, and community resources and services (e.g., internship, study abroad, honors, service-learning, research opportunities)