Monday, March 24

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Olin 304

Tuesday, March 25

10:30 - Fine & Performing Arts Division Meeting
Bergendoff 12

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Creating an Integrated Learning Experience for Student Success: Academic and Athletic Partnership Conversation
Wilson Center

10:45 AM - General Student Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

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

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Research Presentation by History Dept. Candidate Elisheva (Ellie) Perelman
Old Main 302

11:30 - 12:20 - Kaffeestunde, German Conversation Group
All are welcome
B-33 Denkmann

4:00 PM - "The Vanishing of Camille Claudel": A Modified Pecha Kucha, presented by Erin Bertram
Erickson Hall Basement

Wednesday, March 26

7:30 - 8:30 AM - Campus Bird Walk with Steve Hager POSTPONED
Binoculars will be provided
Quad (in front of Hanson Science)

4:00 - 5:00 PM - General Education Meeting Open to All Faculty:  AGES 2.0
Old Freshens, College Center, 2nd floor

6:00 - 6:30 PM - Class Uncorked: In Search of Traditional Irish Music
a lecture by Adam Kaul
Cool Beanz, 1325 30th Street, Rock Island,IL

7:30 - 8:30 PM - "Heirloom of the Artist: Rethinking Whistler's Peacock Room" lecture
presented by Dr. Lee Glazer, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Free admission
Reception to follow in Teaching Museum of Art
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

Thursday, March 27

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Spring Preview Day

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Advising Academy
Wilson Center

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Intermediate Powerpoint Workshop
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale x8092
Olin 105

11:30 AM - ITS Lunch & Learn: Tools for Instant Feedback
Olin 110

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - Salon - Darwin Week
Brew by the Slough, CSL, 4th floor

6:00 PM - An Evening with Cokie Roberts
Journalist and author Cokie Roberts will speak about the political climate in the U.S. at a fundraising dinner for WVIK
Gold Room, Blackhawk Hotel, 200 E. 3rd Street, Davenport, Io

7:00 - 8:30 PM - An Evening with Emily and Walt
Students and faculty perform poetry and music, highlighting poems of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman
Centennial Hall

7:00 - 8:00 PM - The Hidden Diversity of Life and the Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time
Presented by Dr. Stephen Hasiotis, Kansas University
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Friday, March 28

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM - MidCoast Fine Arts Fiber Arts Exhibition
6:00 - 9:00 PM - "Final Friday" Reception Celebration
including the works of Rowen Schussheim-Anderson
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: AGES 2.0: The Core Curriculum
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Wilson Center

Saturday, March 29

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM - MidCoast Fine Arts Fiber Arts Exhibition
including the works of Rowen Schussheim-Anderson
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA

11:30 AM - 6:00 PM -  Environmental Film Fest
Free Admission. Healthy snacks will be provided
11:30 AM "Idle Threat: Man on Emission"
12:30 PM "Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story"
2:00 PM "New Green Giants"
3:30 PM "Bidder 70"
5:00 PM "The Price of Sand"
Olin Auditorium

4:00 PM - Senior Recital: Gail Anderson, horn; Mary Neil, piano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital: Deborah Dakin, viola
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Six Appeal -  a "vocal band" using cappella singing
Tickets $10; free for Augustana students
Centennial Hall

Sunday, March 30

Experience Augustana

4:00 PM - Student Recital: Marcus Hostetler, French horn
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Volume 12, Issue 23 - March 24, 2014

This Week's Message

Updating Our Core Curriculum: AGES 2.0

The Gen Ed Committee welcomes your feedback on the proposed changes to the core curriculum that we have put before the faculty. Our initial discussion of the proposal on Tuesday, 3/18 generated some good food for thought and we thank those of you who were able to attend and share your thoughts. We hope that even more of you will be able to attend these upcoming meetings:

Wednesday, March 26, 4:00-5:00, Old Freshens in the College Center

At this meeting, we will further discuss the proposed Inter Cultural Competency (ICC and ICC X) requirement. In advance of this meeting, Gen Ed will circulate a summary of ideas and concerns about this component of the proposal from the March 18th meeting as well as the committee's responses to the feedback we've received. Light refreshments will be served!

Friday, March 28, 3:30-5:00, Wilson Center

The focus of this Friday Conversation will be the proposed Signature Questions that attach to each Learning Perspective. The draft questions can be found in the AGES 2.0 Proposal. We invite you to submit revisions or alternate questions in advance of the meeting, and a shared document on Google Drive will allow you to do so. We envision that most of our time at this meeting will be spent on small group discussions of the Signature Question for each LP. Refreshments begin at 3:30 and discussion will begin at 4:00!

Wednesday, April 2, 4:00-5:00, Wilson Center

The agenda for this meeting is TBD, but will focus on components of the proposal that merit more discussion. Stay tuned... Light refreshments will be served!

We hope to see you at these upcoming meetings!

Carrie Hough
General Education Committee Chair