Monday, September 30

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Golf Cart Users Safety Training Class
Olin Center 307

5:30 PM - Tuition Benefit Meeting
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

Tuesday, October 1

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Kertesha Riley, Career Center
Ascension Chapel, 2nd floor Founders Hall

1:30 PM - Tuition Benefit Meeting
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Introduction to Google Drive Training
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale x 8092

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

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

4:30 - 7:00 PM - "Take a Look at Lindberg" Employee & Family Event BBQ
Free admission.
Lindberg Stadium (rain location is College Center Dining Room)

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Erin Freund, Janet Stodd, Samantha Keehn and Gail Baldwin
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, October 2

8:15 - 8:45 AM - Open Session with David English
Brew by the Slough

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - "Foundational Theories in Student Development" presented by Dr. J.Q. Adams
Gävle Multipurpose Room, Center for Student Life

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Golf Cart Users Safety Training Class
Olin Center 307

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM - Campus Ministries Noontime Conversation
"What it means to teach and work, live and learn at Augustana as a Lutheran College"
Grab your lunch in the dining room or bring your own lunch bag. Chaplains Richard Priggie and Kristen Glass-Perez, along with Jason Mahn will lead us into a meaningful conversation about "Grace"
Multipurpose Room 3, Center for Student Life

2:15 - 3:15 PM - Golf Cart Users Safety Training Class
Olin Center 305

3:15 - 4:15 PM - Golf Cart Users Safety Training Class
Olin Center 305

Thursday, October 3

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

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon, with Emil Kramer (Classics)
Brew by the Slough

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Young Professionals Network at Night
Advanced registration is required for this free networking social
Duck City Bistro

Friday, October 4

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - "Working with International Students" presented by Jane Tiedge
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Board Room, 3rd floor College Center

7:00 - 8:00 PM - O. Fritiof Ander Lecture in Immigration: "Indians and Immigrants - Entangled Histories"
Presented by Dr. Gunlog Fur, School of Cultural Sciences, Linnaeus University, Sweden.
Larson, Hall, Bergendoff Building

Saturday, October 5

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - Indians and Immigrants: Entangled Histories
Pre-registration is requested
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

Sunday, October 6

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks I
Tickets are $8 - $51; call 563-322-7276
Centennial Hall

4:00 PM - Study Abroad Fair
College Center Cafeteria and Lobby

Volume 12, Issue 6 - September 30, 2013

Community Engagement Center


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. 


PROFAIR...Thank you!

ProFair was a great success!  We had 85 employers and graduate schools participate (a 16% increase) and 278 Augustana students attend (a 43% increase!).  Virtually all majors were represented and student participation increased significantly for all class years.  Overall, the employers were very impressed with our students.  A more complete report will be provided in next week.  Thank you for your support of this event!


Augustana has been invited by Allstate to apply to participate in their annual APEX case competition.   In the competition, interdisciplinary teams of 3 - 4 students work with an Allstate professional to analyze a relevant Allstate business issue.  Target students are creative thinkers, high achieving, analytically minded, competitive with strong business acumen.  (Sounds like Augie Students...don't you think?)  Juniors are the target market, however sophomores and seniors will be considered.  Most of those accepted to participate in the competition will be interviewed for a position with Allstate.  If you have students that you think would be good candidates, please e-mail  That is all that we need from you!  We will help them with the application process and Allstate professionals mentor the selected teams through the competition.


October 3rd - Augie Hub for Dummies - OLIN 109 at 6:00 - 7:00
October 17th - Interviewing Skills - OLIN 202 at 11:00 - 12:00
October 24th - Make a [Personal] Statement!  - OLIN 109 at 4:30 - 5:30