Monday, January 13

Proposals for 2015-2016 New Study Abroad Programs due to Allen Bertsche
CEC Office, Sorensen Hall

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Advising Faculty Development Workshop, presented by Dr. Ned Laff, candidate for Director of Advising
Gävle Room 403, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

4:30 PM - Applications due for position of Faculty Fellow in the Center for Faculty Enrichment
to Sherry Docherty

Tuesday, January 14

10:30 AM - Informational Meeting on Student Summer Fellowships
Evald Great Hall

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - President Steve Bahls
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Word Intermediate Workshop
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale x 8092
Olin 110

4:00 - 4:30 PM - Sign Language Table (Intermediate)
Center for Student Life, Sitting area outside of multipurpose room, 4th floor

4:30 - 5:00 PM - Sign Language Table (Beginners)
Center for Student Life, Sitting area outside of multipurpose room, 4th floor

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentor Circle: General Education
Center for Student Life, Room 403, 4th floor

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital: Susan Schwaegler, clarinet; Kara Bancks, clarinet; Mary Neil, piano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, January 15

12:00 - 1:00 PM - AAEOP Meeting CANCELLED
Sorensen Hall

4:30 PM - Workshop for Students: Oral Presentations EVENT MOVED TO THURSDAY
Westerlin Residence Hall Lounge

Thursday, January 16

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Forum on Alternative Faculty Senate Models (in lieu of Faculty Senate Meeting)
Center for Student Life, Gävle 405 

11:00 - 11:45 AM - Workshop for Students "Talk Pretty One Day"
Lobby, Andreen Residence Hall

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon -Photo Editing Advanced Workshop
RSVP to Kristina Zimmerman x 7476
Olin 110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - A Conversation about Healthcare at Augustana presented by David English and Laura Ford
Center for Student Life, Gävle 405 

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon, featuring Kelvin Mason
Brew by the Slough, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

230 - 3:30 PM - Math/Computer Science Reading Group
Olin 202

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs
Wilson Center

5:00 - 8:00 PM - WVIK Wine Social
Free admission
Cool Beanz, 1325 30th Street, Rock Island, IL

7:00 PM - River Readings - Kelly Daniels reads from his memoir Cloudbreak, California
Reception and book signing will follow the reading
Center for Student Life, Room 405, 4th floor

Friday, January 17

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: David English and Laura Ford - "Healthcare at Augustana"
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Wilson Center

5:00 PM - Freistat Center Grant Applications Due to Heidi Storl

8:00 PM - Guest Artist Recital: Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano, and Kuang-Hao Huang, piano
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - Mr. Augustana
Tickets may be purchased at the door for $6
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Guest Artist Recital: Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano, and Kuang-Hao Huang, piano
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, January 18

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Departmental Open House & Scholarship Competition

4:00 PM - Student Recital: Jens Hurty, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

6:00 PM - Martin Luther King Celebration
Free admission
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Student Recital: Kelly Klees, composition
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, January 19

3:00 - 5:00 PM - Martini Swingers Free Salsa Lessons
Carriage House Dance Studio

Volume 12, Issue 16 - January 13, 2014

Community Engagement Center (CEC)


There is a lot to be excited about at IOP.  Here are just a few highlights.
IOP is offering faculty an opportunity to enhance their global credentials with three $3,000 grants to participate in CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars.  These 2-week workshops, in 20 locations around the globe, bring together faculty from across the disciplines and across the country to learn about a new region of the world or to delve into a new area of interest.  Augustana faculty have been attending these IFDS for over 10 years and each year IOP provides $3,000 grants to minimize the cost of travel and program enrollment.   Applications will be open through Friday, January 17th.  For more info contact Dr. Bertsche at IOP.
Thanks to a new fund which reallocates unused study abroad funds back to IOP programs, we are proud to announce a new scholarship fund for students with high need who wish to participate in summer or short-term study abroad programs. These programs, which normally cannot receive any financial aid beyond Augie Choice, can wind up costing more to students than our trimesters abroad, so this new scholarship, which will offer 8 students $500 each will certainly help. Students who enroll in any of our summer or short term programs (beginning with summer 2014) will be eligible.  The Financial Assistance Office will assess student need and the study abroad committee of faculty (IOPC) will determine the winners.  We hope to grow this program each year so that more students can benefit, but beginning this summer we hope to make study abroad even more viable for those students who are most in need of financial support.
Winter is also the season for proposals for new and renewing programs.  This Winter IOPC will review proposals for the 2015-2016 academic year.  If you are working on a new program or wish to renew a program for 2015-2016, please contact Dr. Bertsche so that he can help you prepare your proposal.  Proposals to IOPC will be due by Monday, January 13 so that we can begin the review process on Monday, January 20.

Finally, IOP would like to report that once again we have made the Institute of International Education (IIE) top 40 list for baccalaureate colleges.  This year's report covers study abroad during the 2012-2013 academic year and once more we are ranked #36 in the nation in study abroad participation.  We have also risen from #19 to #14 nationally in participation in programs of 8 weeks or less (including our summer programs, short-term programs and Winter Trimester programs).  While the measure of strong international programming is not the quantity of participants but the quality of what those participants experience, I believe we all can be proud that we are providing high quality programs to more students than ever before.  Whether it is a full trimester or a course enhanced by a shorter immersion experience, more of our students are being introduced to new ideas, new cultures and new ways to understand themselves and their place in the world.  This is a great tribute to the initiative, imagination and entrepreneurial spirit of Augustana's faculty as we continue to be a national leader in faculty-led study abroad, enriching our students, our campus and our curriculum with international perspectives.



Please encourage your advisees and students in your classes to attend...


Our plans for winter term are outlined below.  Please feel free to build any of these activities into your winter syllabus and encourage students in your classes and your advisees to attend.  (If you are sending a whole class, please let us know so that we can plan accordingly.)  In addition, we welcome the opportunity to speak in your classes or to student groups that you advise on any career related topic that you would like.  Further, we can work with you to build career related content into your classes - from designing career related activities to securing professionals from the community to come and speak to your group.  Contact us with your ideas!  (

Winter Term Programming

January 14th & 16th - Intro to Internships & Careers - Dorms, exact locations and times to be determined

January 20th - Social Justice Related Career Panels - exact locations and times to be determined

January 21st - Resumes 101 - OLIN 105 at 4:30 - 5:30

January 27th - Career Fest 101 - OLIN 202 at 4:30 - 5:30

January 28th - Resumania (walk-up resume reviews) - CSL tables near BREW at 11:00 - 1:00

January 29th - Resumania (walk-up resume reviews) - CSL tables near BREW at 11:00 - 1:00 & 6:00 -8:00

January 31st - Career Fest - North Central College (Naperville)
         10:00 - 3:00 general career fair ALL majors
         1:00 - 5:00 teacher career fair for Education majors

February 3rd - Interviewing 101 - OLIN 202 at 4:30 - 5:30

February 6th - LinkedIn 101 - OLIN 105 at 4:30 - 5:30

February 10th - Internships 101 - OLIN 202 at 4:30 - 5:30

February 14th - LOVE your FUTURE - Details to be announced