Monday, March 31

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

4:30 PM - Networking 101 (for students) in preparation for Student-Alumni Speed Networking
Olin 209

5:00 PM - Submissions of Faculty Achievements (through 12/13) due

7:00 - 8:30 PM - "The Artistry and Meaning of The Hunger Game"s, presented by author and speaker, John Granger
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Tuesday, April 1

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

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

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Kaffeestunde: German Conversation Group
All speakers of German at any level are invited to attend Kaffeestunde for some informal German conversation.
Denkmann B-33

4:00 - 5:00 PM - General Education Meeting Open to All Faculty:  AGES 2.0
Evald 305

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentor Circle - "Writing and Research" presented by Kirsten Day, Peter Kivisto and Cyrus Zargar
Gävle Room 1, Room 403, CSL 4th floor

6:00 - 8:00 PM - Augustana Historical Society Meeting
Wilson Center

7:30 - 8:30 PM - Blood in the Dust, Death in the Dark: Combat and Chemical Warfare at Roman Dura-Europos, Syria
presented by Simon James, University of Leicester
Hanson Hall of Science 102

8:00 PM - Facutly Recital - Cantare Duo Recital - Mary Neil and Susan Stone
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, April 2

8:15 - 8:45 AM - Open Financial Coffee Half-Hour with David English, VP of Finance & Administration
The Brew, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

4:30 PM - "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" Discussion Series - Today's session "Dreams of Tresspass"
Moline High School Planetarium, 3600 23rd Avenue, Moline, IL

7:00 - 8:30 PM - Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and the Civil War: Inventing the Poetry of Mass Death
Dr. Ed Folsom, Univ. of Iowa, explores how it became possible to make poetry out of the pain and grief the U.S. experienced
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, April 3

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Spring Preview Day

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

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Excel Basics Workshop
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale x 8092

4:45 - 6:45 PM - LGBTQ Safe Zone Training for Faculty/Staff/Administration
Old Main 310

5:30 - 9:00 PM - Speed Networking for Students
College Center

5:30 - 6:30 PM - Design99
Design99, a Detroit-based design team and art studio will talk about using art to revitalize urban neighborhoods.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Friday, April 4

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Transfer Friday

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: "Understanding How Students Engage with Sources: Lessons from the Citation Project" presented by Sandra Jamieson, Drew University
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

6:00 PM - Optional Dinner for New Directions in Information Fluency conference
Center for Student Life

7:30 PM - Nova Singers: American Genius
Free for students; $18 for adults; $15 for seniors
First Congregational Church, 2201 7th Avenue, Moline, IL

7:30 - 10:30 PM - Large-Scale Campus Emergency Drill Exercise
Andreen Hall, Swanson Commons, 38th Street

8:00 PM - Augustana Cello Choir Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, April 5

8:00 AM - 3:15 PM - New Directions in Information Fluency Conference

4:00 PM - Senior Recital - Elyssa LaMay, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

6:30 PM - Celebration of Alumni
$25 for alumni; $12.50 for students
Abbey Station, 3031 5th Avenue, Rock Island, IL

8:00 PM - Augustana Dance Company Spring Performance
Order Tickets 309-794-7306
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Last Comic Standing
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

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

Sunday, April 6

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks VI
Ticket Price $8-$51; call 563-322-7276
Centennial Hall

2:00 - 4:00 PM - Easter Craft Workshop
Sponsored by American Scandinavian Association and Augustana Scandinavian Club
All ages are welcome. Materials are supplied, but registration is requested. Email or call Helene Leaf, 309-757-7606 by April 4
First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th Street, Rock Island, IL

4:00 - 7:00 PM - SAGA Arts and Literary Magazine Release Party
Free Admission. RSVP
Wilson Center

Volume 12, Issue 24 - March 31, 2014

Community Engagement Center (CEC)


IOP would like to congratulate Mariano Magalhães, Vickie Phipps and Patrick Crawford as the winners of $3,000 grants to join CIEE Summer International Faculty Development Seminars. Dr. Magalhães will be headed to Jordan this summer for a seminar on "Women, Tradition and Revolution" while Drs. Phipps and Crawford will be visiting Poland and Germany for a seminar on "History, Modern Memory and Revival." IOP is happy to provide funding to help faculty internationalize our campus and our curriculum. Be sure to look for grant information for summer 2015 next Fall.
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.