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

Faculty News

A publication by Stefanie Bluemle, Amanda Makula, and Margi Rogal (Library) has been selected as a 2013 Top Twenty article by the Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association. "Learning by Doing: Performance Assessment of Information Literacy across the First-Year Curriculum," which was published in volume 20, issue 3-4, of the journal College & Undergraduate Libraries, argues for the program-wide use of performance assessment to evaluate students' learning of high-level information literacy concepts. Of the assessment method the article describes and advocates, LIRT's Top Twenty Committee writes, "The flexibility and overall simplicity of this model creates the opportunity for a more proactive role for librarians within their teaching communities."

Todd Cleveland (History) recently gave an invited lecture at the University of Iowa entitled "Blood Diamonds": Before and After the Phenomenon, and also led a multi-disciplinary graduate seminar on methodology in a discussion entitled "From Fieldwork to the Book." 

Daniel Corts (Psychology) is your official incoming 2014-2015 Psi Chi President-Elect. Dr. Corts received his PhD in experimental psychology at the University of Tennessee and completed a postdoctoral position at Furman University. He has served Psi Chi on the Midwestern Steering Committee, the Awards and Grants Committee, and was Vice-President of the Midwestern Region (2010-2012).

David Crowe's (English) essay,  "Kierkegaardian Misreadings of Walker Percy's The Moviegoer" has been accepted for publication in Christianity and Literature, the journal of the Modern Language Association's Conference on Christianity and Literature.