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


Augustana Grants Website


APPLICATION DUE DATE:  Monday, March 31, 2014

The Freistat Center is pleased to announce that the upcoming cycle of funding for Freistat Center grant programs is just over $60,000.  The primary purpose of the Center and its grant programs is, in the words of our Benefactor, William Freistat, "to provide stimulus and opportunity for Augustana students, whatever their major fields of interest, to participate in....the human search for ways to resolve conflict."  This round of funding will support grants for both faculty and students during the summer 2014 and academic year 2014-2015 (September 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015). The grant application deadline is Monday, March 31, 2014.

$15,000 has been set aside to fund faculty research abroad in areas appropriate to the Freistat vision. Research in peace studies or in any area of inquiry that promotes active conflict resolution is appropriate. Such research may take a theoretical form, involving significant historical, social, economic, or political inquiry; or it may take a more practical form, involving real world solutions to real world problems, such as issues involving the health and welfare of a given people or issues pertaining to environmental integrity or sustainable forms of energy.

Over $45,000 has been set aside to fund three programs for students. Our Student-Faculty Fellows Program enables a faculty member to help two students conduct undergraduate research abroad during the summer. Our in-country Language and Cultural Enhancement Program allows language students in their second year to experience life abroad with a faculty member in a country appropriate to their area of study.  Finally, our longstanding, on-site Intensive Language Study Grants enable students to experience accelerated language study.

The summer 2013 and academic year 2013-2014 program, currently being run, is supporting Dr. Todd Cleveland, History, for his ongoing research into the intriguing life decisions made by the former African soccer players.  Dr. Jason Mahn, Religion, for his ongoing ethnographic research pertaining to "peace communities"with the United States.  Dr. Vicki Sommer, Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Welfare Department/Women's and Gender Studies Program, for her research with the Medical Education in Cooperation with Cuba (MEICC) program.  Faculty Travel Awards were given to Dr. Mariano Magalhães, Political Science, for his roundtable participation at the 34th Interamerican Conference of Psychologists on domestic violence research.  Dr. John Pfautz, Music, for his presentation at Ripon College, Oxford on "Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives.  Dr. Sangeetha Rayapati, Music, for her presentation in Brisbane, Australia on "Singing Seniors: Pedagogical Approaches for Older Adults."  Additionally, Dr. Kim Vivian and students Sarah Berndt and Kristine Guinther were awarded a Student-Faculty Fellow for their research on the Romanesque Fieldstone Churches in the Saxon Anhalt Region of Germany.  Finally, Student Language Awards were given to Gabriel Bouzard and Mason Broxham (China), Alejandra Campos (Spain), Lizeth Tamayo (France) and 8 other students for their studies in Ecuador.

For further details regarding Freistat Center grant opportunities, please contact Heidi Storl at x7572 or check out the following link

Sabbatical Leave Grants and Summer Research Stipends

APPLICATION DUE DATE:  Thursday, April 3, 2014

Nature of these research grants (see Faculty Handbook for details):

If you have been granted a sabbatical for two or more terms of the next academic year (2014/ 2015), you are eligible to apply for a $3,600 supplemental research grant.

There are two available Sabbatical Leave Grants

If you are a non-tenured faculty member and have academic rank, you may apply for a $1,800 summer research stipend.

There are two available Summer Research Stipends

Guidelines and selection process of the proposals (see Faculty Handbook for details):

1)       There are two stipends available for $1800 each

2)       Five page maximum proposal with itemized budget

3)       Proposal must include:

4)       Criteria used by committee to rate proposals: eligibility, clarity of presentation, appropriate budget prediction, prospects for publication or public attention, applicant's qualifications

5)       Expectation for funded work:

Please send your proposal by e- mail attachment if at all possible (otherwise six hard copies) by 5:00 PM on April 3, 2014 to Mary Koski in the Office of Academic Affairs.  Expected date of award announcements: April 14, 2014. Direct questions to any member of the committee: Paul Croll, Janina Ehrlich, Nathan Frank, Chadia Chambers-Samadi, Eric Stewart or Lina Zhou.

Student-Faculty Academic Partnership Grant

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Monday, April 7, 2014

The Augustana Student Research Committee provides Academic Partnership Grants to support student involvement in faculty members' scholarly and creative projects. Students selected by faculty will undertake projects intended to enrich their scholarly interests and abilities and prepare them for advanced research of their own.

Funding maximum: Three terms plus summer ($2,640 student stipend)

Deadline: April 7, 2014; rolling deadline for smaller grant requests

For more information: