Monday, December 2, 2013

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LSFY Meeting:  From the Source: Summary and Documentation
Wilson Center

4:30 PM - Submit expression of interest for offering online summer courses by today to Margaret Farrar

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

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

11:30 AM - Press Conference on Increasing Racial Diversity in the Workforce presented by Quad Cities Chamber
Evald Great Hall

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Christmas Tree Lighting/Appreciation Event Hosted by Steve Bahls
Students, faculty and staff - Come by for cookies, hot chocolate, festive music
Center for Student Life, 4th floor

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentoring Circle 2013-14 Cohort
Gävle Room (Multipurpose Room 1), Center for Student Life

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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

10:30 - 12:30 - "Issues of Diversity in Higher Education, and Identity Development" with Gabriel Lara
Light lunch to follow presentation
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life

3:30 - 5:30 PM - Reception for "From Avon to Broadway: Selections from the Philip Wm. McKinley papers"
Refreshments served
Thomas Tredway Library, Special Collections, 1st floor

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Tea Hour Series: "An International Report on Women's Issue"s, presented by Jane Tiedge
Evald Great Hall

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentoring Circle 2012-13 cohort
Gävle Room (Multipurpose Room 1), Center for Student Life

Thursday, December 5, 2013

5:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - WVIK Year-end Fund Drive

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - Google Apps Basics Workshop
RSVP to Kristina Zimmerman x 7476
Olin 110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - The Salon, with Cathy Goebel - Art History
Augustana Art Museum

7:00 PM - Rock Island Civil War Prison: Andersonville of the North
Free screening and discussion of the 30-minute documentary.
Figge Art Museum Auditorium, 225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA

7:30 PM - "Libertarian and Democratic Tolerance: Toward a Christian Civic Virtue" presented by Daniel Morris
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Friday, December 6, 2013

4:00 - 6:00 PM - Workshop with Steven Barrett on Theatre of the Oppressed
Students, faculty, and staff are invited
Black Box Theatre, Bergendoff Building

8:00 - 9:30 PM - Christmas at Augustana
Tickets are $20 for adults; $16 for seniors; $10 for students, faculty and staff
Centennial Hall

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Discussion on Arming our Public Safety Staff, presented by Evelyn Campbell, Tom Phillis, and Sheri Curran
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Saturday, December 7, 2013

4:00 - 5:30 PM - Christmas at Augustana
Tickets are $20 for adults; $16 for seniors; $10 for students, faculty and staff
Centennial Hall

Sunday, December 8, 2014

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks III
Guest conductor Alasdair Neale and concertmaster Naha Greenholtz, violin
Tickets $8-$51; call 563-322-7276
Centennial Hall

Volume 12, Issue 13 - December 2, 2013


Augustana Grants Website

Presidential Research Fellowship Grant

Eligibility: All tenure-track and tenured faculty
Deadline: December 15
Notification: January 15; funding disbursed July and August


Presidential Research Fellowships are intended to support faculty research, scholarship and artistic work at Augustana. The fellowships will pay up to $4,000 for a faculty research project to be undertaken in the summer. Up to $750 is available for travel and expenses. The proposal should constitute a new area of research, a new area of an existing research agenda, or support for substantial, ongoing work. Proposals are invited in any of the four areas of scholarship: discovery, teaching, integration and application (outlined by Ernest Boyer in Scholarship Reconsidered) as well as in artistic work. Proposals are competitive and will be reviewed and ranked by an off-campus evaluator. Priority will be given to faculty who were not awarded a Presidential Research Fellowships in the previous year. Faculty members who have summer research funding as part of their contracts in a given year are not eligible for Presidential Research Fellowships in that year. PRF funds are available only to tenured and tenure-track faculty.

Submission to a peer-reviewed journal-or the equivalent for an artistic project-is normally expected within a year (by July the following year); in disciplines where such a deadline is inappropriate, please include a date for submission in the proposal. A report on the research, a copy of the letter of submission, and a copy of the paper will be due at the same time. Publication or acceptance within 18 months of August 15th of the year the award was granted will result in an additional $1,000 stipend.


Proposals should address the specific nature and scope of the research, as well as its likely audience. Proposals should be no more than five pages, including a detailed budget for any expenses and a description of the proposed venue for publication or performance. External readers will evaluate proposals and make a recommendation.

Submit proposals to Mary Koski in Academic Affairs.

Responsibilities of the Grantee

Freistat Center Grants

Deadline:  January 17, 2014

Submit Proposals to: Heidi Storl

In-country research grants for Africa, Asia, Europe or Latin America

To provide financial support to encourage research leading to peer reviewed publication by full-time, tenured or tenure track Augustana College faculty either during an academic term(s) or a summer period of study in Africa, Asia, Europe or Latin America.



Faculty Research in Peace Studies Grants

To support scholarly research by Augustana faculty in the field of Peace Studies, broadly construed. Although it is difficult to define the boundaries of Peace Studies precisely, as our Mission Statement suggests, it includes efforts to understand the social, political, and economic conditions that contribute to violent conflicts, to ending violent conflicts, and that favor or enhance the prevalence of peaceful (non-violent) and harmonious coexistence. A wide range of projects might fall within these general limits, and consequently, applicants in a wide range of academic fields are encouraged to apply. Research might include, but is not limited to: in-country research into the causes of a particular violent conflict, or into how a particular violent conflict has been resolved; in-country research into social or political practices of a particular community that have succeeded in encouraging non-violent and cooperative solutions to conflict; or scholarship based on comparative research aimed at general understanding of how certain sorts of conflicts can be successfully and peacefully resolved.



Present a public lecture on Freistat-funded research within one year after his/her funding ends to the campus community

Travel Awards to Present Research at International Conferences

To provide supplementary financial support to full-time, tenured and tenure track, Augustana faculty to enable them to present formal papers at international conferences in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Latin America.



Student-Faculty Fellows On-Site Undergraduate Research Grants

To provide funding to facilitate faculty mentoring of undergraduate research in Africa, Asia, Europe or Latin America, or in Peace Studies in either America or abroad.