Monday, September 16

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LSFY Meeting "From Shitty Draft to Gilded Commode: Writing as a Process"
Wilson Center

4:00 - 6:00 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Olin 304

4:30 PM - Deadline to submit proposals for NEH Summer Stipend Program to Margaret Farrar

Tuesday, September 17

10:30 AM - Archaeology Program Discussion with Adam Kaul
Evald Great Hall

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Hannah Bohn, '14
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:00 - 4:30 PM - Sign Language Table - intermediate
4:30 - 5:00 PM - Sign Language Table - beginner
Center for Student Life, sitting area outside of the multipurpose room

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Guest Artist - Wolfgana David, violin and David Gompper, piano
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, September 18

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Microsoft Word Intermediate Training
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale x 8092
Olin Center 105

5:00 - 8:00 PM - High Tea at the Putnam Museum
Alumni and friends of the college are invited to view the exhibit, "Diana: A Celebration", enjoy refreshments and hear a presentation by Wendy Hilton-Morrow.
$20 for adults; $15 for children
Putman Museum, Lardner Balcony, 1717 E. 12th Street, Davenport, IA

Thursday, September 19

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Senate Meeting
Hanson Hall of Science 102

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon
Brew By the Slough, Tredway Library

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Jane Austen Tea Party
If you have one, bring a favorite Austen novel, or just your favorite Austen scene or quote. There will be tea, scones and lively discussion.
Brew by the Slough Patio, Tredway Library

4:45 - 6:45 PM - Safe Zone Training for Faculty/Staff
Offered to the first 20 people who would like to provide support to LGBTQ students
Old Main 310

5:00 - 8:00 PM - High Tea at the Putnam Museum
Alumni and friends of the college are invited to view the exhibit, "Diana: A Celebration", enjoy refreshments and hear a presentation by Wendy Hilton-Morrow.
$20 for adults; $15 for children
Putman Museum, Lardner Balcony, 1717 E. 12th Street, Davenport, IA

Friday, September 20

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Jeff Strasser, Michael Reisner and Amy Bandman present "Assessing Augustana's Sustainability"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Saturday, September 21

No events

Sunday, September 22

No events

Volume 12, Issue 4 - September 16, 2013

Community Engagement Center (CEC)


After setting a record for study abroad participation last year, another exciting year around the globe awaits Augustana students. We just sent 74 students to East Asia, and we are expected to send another record number on programs this year, including students and groups traveling to the American West, Australia, Guatemala, Amsterdam, Botswana, Sweden, Hong Kong, Russia, Berlin and Greece.

But, there is no time to waste as the campaign to advertise 2014-2015 programs will begin in earnest in the next weeks.  We have another amazing lineup ready for 2014-2015, with term abroad programs each trimester, exchanges, short-term programs and a full slate of summer 2014 offerings.

The kickoff event for our enrollment period is the Augustana Study Abroad Fair.  It will be held in an open-house format on Sunday, October 6 from 4:00-6:00 PM on the main level of the College Center. There will be tables representing each 2014-2015 programs and students will be able to visit as many as they like as they shop for the best program for them next year.

The Fair will be followed by three weeks of individual program information meetings all leading up to the application period: November 18th through January 10th.  All programs from Summer 2014 through Spring 2015 will be accepting student applications during this period.

As you meet with students, please encourage them to attend the Fair, to explore the IOP website ( and to consider all the options for next year.  With such a wide range of programs, there is no major, no schedule and no financial situation that should dissuade a student from considering study abroad.  Our office can help any student find a program they can schedule, afford and benefit from.

If you have any questions about upcoming study abroad programs, please contact me at either or at extension 8283. 



We have over 80 employers and graduate schools already registered!
This is the largest ProFair in years!  Please encourage students to attend. 
If students don't show up...employers won't come back!

Our students and alumni will benefit from professional networking, sharpening interview skills and exploring career opportunities. This is not just for business and accounting students. Careers and internships in various disciplines as well as non-profit and government organizations will be represented. We encourage students at any point in their undergraduate education to attend. It's never too early to begin honing your professional skills. We have had students find their future employers at fairs during their sophomore year.  A current list of organizations participating can be found at


September 24th PepsiCo at 12:00 - 4:00 PM

ProFair 101 Workshop: 
September 19th OLIN 202 at 6:00 PM

Other Relevant Workshops:
Interview Workshop - September 10th 11:00 - 12:00 OLIN 202
Resume Workshop - September 17th 11:00 - 12:00 OLIN 105
Resumania (quick walk-up resume reviews in the CSL)
            September 19th, 20th, 23rd - CSL at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
            September 23rd - CSL at 6:00 - 8:00 PM


Interview Day gives students the potential for multiple interviews in one convenient location. This event is available because of Augustana's membership in the Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA).  While this event was traditionally geared toward Business, Accounting, Economics, Computer Science and Math majors, COUNTRY FINANCIAL has added a number of internship positions (Community Relations Intern, Learning & Development Intern, Diversity & Inclusion Intern and Agency Support Services Intern) that are relevant to many of our Liberal Arts majors as well. 


Interview Day 101 Workshops: 
Monday September 16th 4:30 - 5:00 SORENSEN 137

Other Relevant Workshops:
Resume Workshop - September 17th 11:00 - 12:00 OLIN 105

Applications Accepted:  
September 13, 2013 - September 23, 2013 
(Upload resume EARLY to allow plenty of time for review, revision and approval) 

Interviews Confirmed:
October 1, 2013

Interview Day:
October 22, 2013 at Ashton Place in Willowbrook, IL


September 17th - Resume Workshop - OLIN 105 at 11:00 am
September 19th, 20th, 23rd - Resumania (Quick resume reviews before ProFair) - CSL at 11:00 - 1:00
September 19th - ProFair 101 (PIZZA) - OLIN 202 at 6:00 pm
September 23rd - Resumania (Quick resume reviews before ProFair) - CSL at 6:00 - 8:00
September 24th  - ProFair (Graduate Schools & Employers - PepsiCo at 12:00 - 4:00)