Monday, May 19

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM (5/20) - Midnight Breakfast
Faculty will serve a free spring term Midnight Breakfast for students studying for finals
Center for Student Life Dining Room

Tuesday, May 20

No events

Wednesday, May 21

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - Campus-Wide Year-End Celebration for Faculty, Administrators and Staff
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

2:00 PM - Faculty Development Session "Helping International Students Adjust to American Academic Writing" presented by  candidate for English Language Learner Specialist, Sheri Jordan
Olin 302

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Thanking Lynn Jackson Celebration
Wilson Center

Thursday, May 22

9:00 AM - Golf Cart Training for Faculty, Staff and Students
Sorensen Hall, First Floor Breakroom

3:00 - 4:00 PM - State of the College Address
Olin Auditorium

Friday, May 23

5:00 PM - Submissions for Tredway Library Prize for First-Year Research DUE

Saturday, May 24

12:00 Noon - Senior Honors Convocation
Centennial Hall

2:30 PM - Augustana Symphonic Band Lawn Concert
Bergendoff Hall Lawn

8:00 PM - Augustana Music Festival Concert
Centennial Hall

Sunday, May 25

10:00 - 11:00 AM - Baccalaureate Service
Centennial Hall

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Post-Baccalaureate Receptions for Faculty, Graduates and Families
Departments housed in Olin, Hanson Science, Swenson Geosciences and Brodahl -  reception held in Hanson Science 2nd floor AtriumDepartments housed in Old Main and Denkmann - reception held in Wallenberg Hall
Departments housed in Evald - reception held in Evald Great Hall
Departments housed in Bergendoff and Abbey Studios - reception held in Bergendoff Ensemble Room

12:45 - 2:00 PM - New Departures:Senior Art Show Closing Reception
Centennial Hall Art Museum

3:00 PM - 154th Commencement Convocation
iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline, IL

Volume 14, Issue 31 - May 19, 2014

This Week's Message

Dear Colleagues,

As the year comes to an end, let me thank you once again for a job well done and for your commitment to our college, its mission and our students. As we leave for the summer and gear up for another academic year starting in August, I would like to share some information that we all can reflect on over the summer months.

Many of you are aware of the recent Gallup-Purdue Index report titled, "Great Jobs, Great Lives". This report sheds important light on the factors that contribute to great jobs and lives (better engagement and well-being) of college graduates. The data (sample size 30,000) was self-reported by college graduates and addresses three primary categories: workplace engagement, well-being and alumni attachment. For the full report, click above link.

Highlights of the findings are summarized below:

So how do we compare? Quite well. Mark Salisbury put together an interesting table to show how we fare in each of these categories (Click HERE and read Mark's blog).

Bottom line: YOU MAKE A TREMENDOUS DIFFERENCE every single day when it comes to engagement and well-being of our graduates!

With that, have a great summer-and please take some time away from your office and grading on May 21 to join us in Gävle from 11 a.m. to noon. We will celebrate our accomplishments and a great year with our friends and colleagues across campus.