Monday, October 26

4:00 - 5:30 PM - All LSFY Faculty Meeting
Wilson Center

Tuesday, October 27

10:45 AM - NASM Self-Study Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:00 AM - Farmer's Market
College Center Lobby

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Eric Rowell
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Walk-In Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

6:00 PM - Hall-O-Dreen
Andreen Hall will host its annual Hall-O-Dreen for college employees to bring their children and families and trick-or-treat through kid-friendly haunted hallways!

Wednesday, October 28

9:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study: Listening to New Voices About Faith
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

7:00 PM - Texas Medical Center Summer Research Internship Program 2010 Informational Meeting
Old Main 333

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Combo Soiree
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

9:30 PM - Evening Prayer & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel, 2nd floor, Founders Hall

Thursday, October 29

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Division Meetings
See Announcements for locations

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Faculty Forum
Olin Auditorium

2:00 PM - Frieze Lecture: Felix Mendelssohn Revisited
Deborah Dakin will speak on composer, organist, pianist and conductor of music who lived from 1809-1847
Rock Island Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island

Friday, October 30

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations: Environmental Sustainability as a Curricular Topic - Jeff Strasser and David Snowball
3:30 PM - refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Augustana Choir Fall Concert
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 N. Brady Street, Davenport

Saturday, October 31

2:00 PM - Augustana Concert Band Concert
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphonic Band Concert
Centennial Hall


Sunday, November 1


10:30 AM - Sunday Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

4:30 PM - Faculty Recital - Larry Peterson, Organ
All Bach Program
Sacred Heart Cathedral, 408 E. 11th Street, Davenport

5:00 PM - Sunday Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

Volume 8, Issue 10 - October 26, 2009


Birthday  Bash in honor of John Hauberg's 140th
Sunday, November 15   2:00pm-4:00pm
Black Hawk State Historic Site   1510 46th Ave. Rock Island, Illinois

Black Hawk Hiking Club will lead a walk through the Park at 12:30pm before the celebration (meet at the statue of Black Hawk at the State Historic Site 1510 46th Ave. Rock Island, Illinois)

Augustana Special Collections Librarian, Jamie Nelson, and emeritus professor and Black Hawk Hiking Club member Mel Peterson will be representatives among an array of organizations at the 140th Birthday Celebration of  John Hauberg at the Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island.  Open to the public and free-of-charge, the celebration will highlight John and Susanne Hauberg's philanthropy and lasting community contributions. Cake and beverages will be served, a new exhibit on the historic village of Saukenuk will be unveiled in the Hauberg Museum, a short play about John Hauberg will be performed and representatives from many Hauberg-founded community organizations will  host interactive booths. John Hauberg's community service included Augustana as well; he served on the board of directors of Augustana College and Theological Seminary for 37 years!


 Division Meetings
Thursday, October 29th
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Faculty Forum
Thursday, October 29th
11:30 - 12:20 PM    ~  Olin Auditorium

2009 Frieze Lecture Series
"Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Revisited"
with Deborah Dakin

October 29, 2009
2:00 PM
Rock Island Main Library, Community Room
401 19th Street

Felix Mendelssohn's skills as a composer, conductor, writer and producer had far reaching effects on the musical world still felt today. But his posthumous reputation is also fascinating for what it reveals about the changing times during the two centuries that followed his brief life of 38 years. Felix Mendelssohn wrote music that was lionized during his day, silenced for reasons having nothing to do with its intrinsic worth after his death, and is now garnering new appreciation in our time. Come celebrate the composer's 200th birthday and hear some music as well with Dr. Deborah Dakin, adjunct instructor of viola and music appreiciation.

Oral Presentation Assistance

Are you requiring students to give presentations at the end of the term?  Do you have students who need extra help in preparing for these assignments?  The members of Lambda Pi Eta, the national honorary association in communication studies, are offering preparation assistance to students who have speeches and other kinds of presentations.  They can help students in organizing material and creating effective visual aids, and will listen to students practice their speeches and offer feedback.  LPE members are available on Tuesday and Thursday during weeks 9 & 10 (Oct. 20, 22, 27 & 29) from 10:30 AM-12:20 PM and from 7-9 PM.  For more information or to schedule a session, contact Laura Burns, LPE president, or Ellen Hay.

Congratulations to our Librarians!

At its October meeting, the Augustana Board of Trustees approved the promotion of five librarians to assistant professor: Connie Ghinazzi, Jamie Nelson, Margi Rogal, Mary Tatro and Carla Tracy.

Seven Students Accepted into Augustana College-University of Illinois Veterinary Coordinated Degree Program  
Baccalaureate/Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (B.A./D.V.M.)

Augustana College and the College of Veterinary Medicine at University of Illinois offer a unique combined liberal arts and sciences curriculum leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.  The pre-professional part of this curriculum is completed in three or four years at Augustana College and the professional part in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. 

Darrin Good travelled to Urbana on October 22nd with seven students who recently applied to this program. 

All seven interviewed brilliantly and were accepted!  Please be sure to congratulate these fine young women.

The newly admitted sophomores are:

Joie (Josephine) Swanson
Rebecca Mally
Laura Overmyer
Molly King
Colleen Mans
Fatima Kazmi
Stephanie Reed

Due to the success of our alumni in vet school, Augustana College has developed an agreement with the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois.  Highly qualified students are accepted into this coordinated degree program at the beginning of their sophomore year.  This is not only an early admission program, but also a 3-4 program.  This means that students can enter the vet school after their third year here.  Then, following their first year of vet school, they return to graduate with their friends at Augustana earning the bachelor's degree.  This allows some of our students to become vets in seven years instead of the typical eight years (4+4).  Students in this program are not required to take the entrance exam for vet schools, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).  If a student wishes to remain for their senior year at Augustana, the vet school at Illinois will reserve a spot for them in the following class.  This is NOT only for Illinois residents; rather students at Augustana from ANY state in the country are eligible.  We have had 14 students accepted into this program in the past four years.

Augustana College provides an exceptional preparation for students wishing to become vets. 

The prior seven students accepted into this program were:

2008: Michael Rosser and Meggie Garvey
2007: Emily Doemland and Tara Czepiel
2006: Julie Disney, Nicki Dahm and Tracie Dantuma

Program Reviews Schedule

Program Reviews are underway in departments across campus. Guidelines for program reviews, as approved by the Senate, are available here:

This year, the following programs will conduct reviews:

Academic Affairs -- Dean of the College (performance review)
Asian Studies
Asian Language
Communication Studies
Tredway Library

Self studies for past or current reviews are available through moodle: