Monday, September 9

4:00 PM - LSFY 102 Curriculum Meeting
Wilson Center

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentoring Circle 2012-13 Cohort
Olin 109

Tuesday, September 10

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

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Computer Basics Training
RSVP to Kristina Zimmerman x7476
Olin Center 110

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentoring Circle 2013-14 Cohort
Wilson Center

7:00 - 8:00 PM - River Readings: Rebecca Lindenberg, author of Love: An Index
Wilson Center

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Composers' Concert, featuring pieces by Randall Hall and Jacob Bancks; works by student composers Kelly Klees, Christopher Green, Ethan Halsall, John Whitson, Patrick Yasutake, and Kenneth Citro; and a performance by Augustana's improvisation ensemble
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, September 11

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

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Kickoff Reception for Young Professionals @ Augustana
Wilson Center

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Feminist Tea Series: "Taking Back Birth"
Presented by Alisha Smith, Area Coordinator in Residential Life
Free for faculty, staff and students. Tea and snacks will be provided
Evald Great Hall

Thursday, September 12

11:30 AM - Medieval and Renaissance Studies Minor Discussion for Interested Faculty
Old Main 117

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon, a student group promoting informal intellectual discussion
Brew by the Slough

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Moodle Basics Training
RSVP to Shawn Beattie x7647
Olin Center 110

7:00 PM - "Speech, Action and Revolution in Today's Middle East"
Visiting scholars Maytha Alhassen and Hussein Rashid discuss the so-called Arab Spring
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Friday, September 13

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Google Apps Basic Training
RSVP to Kristina Zimmerman x 7476
Olin Center 110

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Mark Salisbury presents: "First Year Survey"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

4:00 PM - Family Weekend Begins

8:00 - 9:00 PM - "A Thing with Feathers"
A recital of vocal music with faculty members Michelle Crouch, voice, Robert Elfline, piano, and Deborah Dakin, viola
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, September 14

8:00 PM - Magician Mike Super
Free Admission for Augustana staff and students
Centennial Hall

Sunday, September 15

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Sunday Worship
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Volume 12, Issue 3 - September 9, 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 nearly 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:
            Tuesday September 10th 12:00 - 12:30 OLIN 202
            Monday September 16th 4:30 - 5:00 SORENSEN 137

            Other Relevant Workshops:
            Interview Workshop - September 10th 11:00 - 12:00 OLIN 202
            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 10th - Interview Strategies to Impress - OLIN 202 at 4:30 pm

September 12th - Social Media and the Job Hunt - OLIN 105 at 4:30 pm

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