Monday, March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LSFY Meeting: They Say/They Say/They Say/I Say: Synthesizing Sources
Wilson Center

Preliminary Faculty Development Project (FDP) Proposals Due to Department/Division Chairs

Tuesday, March 18

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Forum: AGES 2.0: The Core Curriculum
Olin Auditorium

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

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - Photo Edition Introduction
RSVP with Kristina Zimmerman x 7476
Olin 110

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

11:30 - 12:20 - Kaffeestunde, German Conversation Group
All are welcome
B-33 Denkmann

7:30 - 8:30 PM - "Technology, Ethics and the Environment" - Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture, presented by Laura Hartman
102 Hanson Hall of Science

8:00 PM - St. Patrick's Day Concert
Celtic selections, folk songs, dancing and the use of traditional Irish instruments
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, March 19

No events

Thursday, March 20

10:30 - 11:30 AM - PowerPoint Basics Workshop
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale x 8092
Olin 105

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

12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM - ProFair, connecting students and alumni to prospective employers
Faculty are welcome
Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust Street, Davenport, IA

Friday, March 21

3:00 PM - SAGA Arts & Literary Magazine Celebration
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: "It's all GREEK to me" presented by Ken Brill, Katey Bignall, and Allen Bertsche
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Wilson Center

5:00 - 8:00 PM - Exposure
Augustana Photo Bureau exhibit
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

Saturday, March 22

4:00 PM - Student Recital - Alicia Lumberry, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Senior Recital - Mitchell Carter, marimba
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 - 9:00 PM - SLBP Comedy Club: Carlie and Doni
Free admission
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

Sunday, March 23

No events

Volume 12, Issue 22 - March 17, 2014

Community Engagement Center (CEC)



ProFair Spring 2014 will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM on St. Ambrose University's campus in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. Employers are already signing up! Shuttle service will be provided. This is a great opportunity for Augustana students to find entry-level employment, internships and summer jobs. Please encourage students to attend.

Please encourage your students to attend these upcoming workshops to prepare for ProFair:

March 17 & 18, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Center for Student Life near the fireplace

March 19, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Center for Student Life near the fireplace

ProFair 101
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
4:30 PM
Olin 307


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.
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.