Monday, September 2

No School

4:00 PM - Midnight - Labor Day Library Hours

Tuesday, September 3

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Brittany Hite, '13
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:30 PM - Deadline to submit proposals for Symposium Day Concurrent Sessions

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Teja Arboleda, founder of Entertainment Diversity, Inc., lectures about diversity
Olin Auditorium

8:00 PM - Cantare Duo
Mary Neil, piano, and Susan Stone, strings,  are Cantare Duo. Judy Stone, cello, guest artist
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, September 4

8:15 - 8:45 AM - Open Session with David English, the V.P. of Finance and Administration
Brew by the Slough

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Volunteer Fair
Local Quad City organizations talk with students about volunteer opportunities
Center for Student Life, 4th floor

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - The History of Student Affairs
First talk in a series showing how the discipline of student affairs developed while gaining insight into how professionals in the field work.
Light lunch after presentation
John Deere Lecture Hall

Thursday, September 5

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Ingenuix Class (CMS)
Learn how to use Ingeniux web management software. This class is required before you can begin to use the CMS.
Email Kristina Zimmerman to reserve your spot x 7476
Olin Center 110

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Blood Drive

Use this link to sign up for donation time
Center for Student Life, Multi-purpose room

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

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Intro to Photo Editing Class
Email Kristina Zimmerman to reserve your spot x 7476
Olin Center 110

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon
Theme for fall term "What is it so hard to do what we know we should do?"
The Salon is a student group promoting informal intellectual discussion.
Brew by the Slough, Tredway Library

7:00 PM - "See Jane Write!": How Jane Austen Mastered the Art of Fiction
Constance Walker of Carleton College presents
Center for Student Life, Multi-purpose Room 3

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series: "Safety Not Guaranteed"
Olin Center uditorium

8:00 PM - Pendulum Outdoor Multimedia Performance
Randall Hall and Jonathon Kirk perform. Pendulum's performance will include sound and images projected on the glass facade of the Figge art Museum
Free Admission
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA

Friday, September 6

All Day - East West Riverfest
Festivals, concerts, tours, workshops and entertainment planned at music clubs, concert halls, galleries, historic sites, parks, libraries, museums and attractions.

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Basic Mac Training
Email trainer Kristina Zimmerman to reserve your spot x 7476
Old Main 202

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Michael Reisner "Linking Neighborhood and Watershed Revitalization: Brainstorming How You (and Your Students) Can Get Involved in the UMSC's Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Sustainable Urban Watersheds Project"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Harp Recital, Erin Freund
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, September 7

9:30 AM - Women Student Leaders: Breaking Barriers presented by Jane Simonsen
Free and open to the public. Includes a brunch, which requires a paid reservation. Contact Sylvia Martin at 309-786-1152.
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL

6:00 PM - Football: Vikings at home vs. College of Mt. St. Joseph
The college will host a special celebration and dedication during the football game
Ericson Field

Sunday, September 8

Volume 12, Issue 2 - September 2, 2013

Faculty Development

Three Faculty Development Opportunities

1) The Academic Affairs office is pleased to announce that we will continue to offer grants for Blended Learning and Community Connections course development. 

The first grant is for developing courses or revising existing courses to incorporate "blended" learning (i.e., utilizing a mix of face-to-face and online pedagogies to advance student learning). The second grant opportunity asks for more intentional connection between either (a) the humanities/social sciences and our pre-professional programs; or (b) a course in any discipline to the Quad City community.

You can read the details on the following link; the deadline for both grants is November 18th. Feel free to contact Margaret Farrar x 7313 with any questions.

2) The NEH Summer Stipend program has been announced for 2014.  Our internal deadline for preliminary proposals is Monday, September 16, 2013.

NEH Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive, uninterrupted months of full-time independent study, research and writing that will make a significant contribution in the humanities. All applicants with college or university affiliations must be nominated by their institution. All U.S. citizens, whether they reside inside or outside the United States, are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline are also eligible.

We are allowed to nominate up to two faculty members.  Because it is possible that we may receive more than two internal applications, our deadline for the preliminary proposals will be Monday, September 16 for internal review prior to nomination.  We do request, however, that you let us know as early as possible if you are planning to submit a proposal.  Notification of the two proposals selected to be submitted to the NEH will occur no later than September 20.  The two faculty members selected will then be able to consider the internal review committee's comments and revise as they feel necessary for the September 26, 2013 submission deadline.

Please submit the following to, no later than September 16th if you would like to apply for the NEH Summer Stipend Program:

1.      Resume, not to exceed two single-spaced pages;

2.      Detailed description of the proposed study, not to exceed three single-spaced pages; i.e., a draft of your NEH proposal;

3.      Bibliography for the project, not to exceed one single-spaced page; and

4.      Names and titles of the two people who would be writing references.

For questions or assistance in developing your proposal, or general questions please either refer to the NEH Summer Stipend web-site:

3) Please click HERE for information about a Faculty Fellows program offered through the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Applications are being accepted now.