Monday, October 17

11:30 AM - President Bahls presents State of the College update
Olin Auditorium

4:00 PM - End-of-term All LSFY Transitions Meeting
Wilson Center

4:00 PM - Sabbatical Report Presentation - Bo Dziadyk presents "The Augustana College Field Stations After 20 Years"
Hanson Hall of Science 102

4:30 PM - High School Chamber Choir Festival Mass Choir Concert
Free and open to the public
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Tuesday, October 18

10:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Nik Lehnert, '12
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Annual Frieze Lecture: Echoes of the Civil War, presented by Jane Simonsen
Jane speaks on the impact of the war on gender roles and will discuss how women participated in the Civil War, and the impact of war on the home front.
Coffee and conversation following presentation
Rock Island Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, Illinois

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Ekklesia Study Group
Old Main 121

Wednesday, October 19

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC Conference Room, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group "What if Jesus Meant the Stuff He Said?"
led by Pastor Priggie, for faculty, staff, and administrators
Bring your lunch and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Stephen Page, saxophone
Free and open to the public
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, October 20

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: Tim Lomperis "The Making and Unmaking of a Cold Warrior in Vietnam: A Spiritual Odyssey"
Centennial Hall

10:30 AM - President Bahls presents State of the College update
Olin Auditorium

11:30 - 12:15 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting
Hanson Hall of Science 102

5:00 PM - Saga's Alumni and Professor Reading
Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th Street, Rock Island, Illinois

7:00 PM - Rowen Schussheim-Anderson presents "Color, Pattern and Textiles" as part of the "Global Gathering: Brazil"
Bettendorf Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa

Friday, October 21


12:15 - 12:45 - "Light the Dome" Ice Cream Social
hosted by the Alumni Association Board of Directors
Stop by the front steps of the Tredway Library for your FREE scoop of ice cream

1:30 - 2:30 PM - CSD Lecture on Voice Therapy - Augustana graduate Janel Matousek Sullivan,
a speech-language pathologist, will be discussing voice therapy and sharing her experiences working with patients in a medical setting
Free admision
Hanson Hall of Science 103

7:30 PM - Augustana Theatre: Real Girls Can't Win
Scott Irelan, director
Recommended for junior high and oler
$11 general public; $9 senior citizens and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois

Saturday, October 22

10:15 - 11:15 AM - Homecoming Saturday Tour of Art Museum and Augustana College Studio
Art Faculty Exhibition
Centennial Hall

1:00 - 4:00 PM - Celebration for Ruth Ann Johnson's 25 years of teaching
Pop, beer and snacks provided. Cash bar for other beverages or food
River House Bar & Grill, 1510 River Drive, Moline, Illinois

7:30 PM - Augustana Theatre: Real Girls Can't Win
Scott Irelan, director
Recommended for junior high and oler
$11 general public; $9 senior citizens and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert
Centennial Hall

Sunday, October 23

2:00 PM - Augustana Theatre: Real Girls Can't Win
Scott Irelan, director
Recommended for junior high and oler
$11 general public; $9 senior citizens and students
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois

2:00 PM - Guest Artist - Arianna String Quartet
In remembrance of the 9/11 tradegy and its 10th anniversary, the quartet will perform Joan Tower's "In Memory" in addition to combining with Janina Ehrlich to perform the Quintet in C Major by Franz Schubert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - Student Recital - Cameron Carrara, tenor
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Volume 9, Issue 9 - October 17, 2011


Sabbatical Report Presentation
Monday, October 17, 2011
4:00 PM
Bo Dziadky presents "The Augustana College Field Stations After 20 Years"
Hanson Hall of Science 102

The first Augustana field station Green Wing Environmental Laboratory was purchased in 1991. The Collinson and Beling Ecological Preserves were acquired in 1992 and 1998, respectively. As at most biological field stations in the USA, the major uses of our stations are for student and faculty research, summer classes and community outreach. Numerous facility upgrades and projects have made our stations more useful and other functions are pending.


Convocation: Tim Lomperis "The Making and Unmaking of a Cold Warrior in Vietnam:
A Spiritual Odyssey
Thursday, October 20, 2011
10:30 - 11:20 AM
Centennial Hall

Tim Lomperis arrived in Vietnam just as America was leaving. Both he and and America, to say nothing of Vietnam, got caught up in the denouement, or unraveling, of the entire Vietnam War. What also unraveled was Lomperis' faith in his own country as the standard bearer of democracy in the Cold War. This is a Baby Boomer's story of its generation's "bad war," and how at least one member of this generation found something of a redemption in his participation in this divisive war.

Timothy Lomperis knows the Vietnam War, both as a soldier and as a scholar. In the latter role he has published extensively, including The War Everyone Lost--and Won, hailed as one of the best books ever written on that conflict. Even though he served two tours "in country" during the war's most frustrating period--from the infamous Easter Invasion through the Paris Peace negotiations--this is the first time he has written about the war from such a personal perspective.

Tim Lomperis is a 1969 Augustana graduate. After serving two tours of duty in Vietnam, Tim earned an MA in international affairs from Johns Hopkins and an MA and PhD in political science from Duke University. He is a professor of political science at St. Louis University and his 5th book, The Vietnam War from the Rear Echelon: An Intelligence Officer's Memoir, will be published in September 2011.



Saga's Alumni and Professor Reading
Thursday, October 20, 2011
5:00 PM
Cool Beanz Coffeehouse

This year during Homecoming week, Saga Art and Literary Magazine will be hosting an Alumni and Professor reading. Faculty are invited to you to join them on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 5:00 PM to share their own work, their favorite work by a famous author, or just come and listen and enjoy the evening as faculty and alumni alike share their literary saga at Cool Beanz Coffeehouse. If you would like to join Saga for homecoming weekend, Saga will also be participating in the Cardboard Regatta on Saturday morning during the Homecoming Festival. Please call or email with reservations or questions. Saga Co-Editors-in-Chief Nathan McDowell and Ashley Higuchi.

Rowen Schussheim-Anderson presents
Color, Pattern and Textiles of Brazil
as part of "Global Gathering: Brazil"
Bettendorf Public Library
2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendor, IA
Thursday, October 20, 2011
7:00 PM 


Homecoming Saturday Tour of Art Museum and Augustana College Studio
Art Faculty Exhibition
Saturday, October 22, 2011
10:15-11:15 AM
Art Museum, Centennial Hall 

Lively informal discussion of the current exhibition will be led by Sherry Maurer, director of the art museum.The bi-annual exhibition features: Angela Dieffenbach, ceramic sculptures; Kelvin Mason,integrated media; Christian Mortenson, photography; Megan Quinn, ceramics; Trew Schriefer, paintings; Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, fiber works; Corrine Smith, mixed-media work and paintings; Angela RoseWilson, paintings; and Peter Xiao, paintings and drawings. Several examples of work by the late adjunct professor James Konrad will be included. Advance registration appreciated at (309) 794-7231.


Celebrating 25 Years at Augustana: Ruth Ann Johnson
Saturday, October 22, 2011
1:00 - 4:00 PM
River House Bar & Grill, 2nd floor, 1510 River Drive, Moline, IL

The Psychology Department invites you to a celebration of Dr. Ruth Ann Johnson's 25 years of teaching at Augustana College. The party is in honor of Ruth Ann, but alums are also invited to attend. We hope to see many familiar faces at the gathering. RSVPs are appreciated.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Andreen Hall

Andreen residents and Lower Campus Council members are very excited to continue the tradition of Hallowdreen this year. Hallowdreen is a trick-or-treat event open to children (ages 0-12) of Augustana's staff, faculty, and administration. Participating Andreen residents decorate the halls with kid-friendly themes and hand out candy to those who visit. Additionally, Augustana's Lower Campus Council will be providing complimentary snacks, simple craft projects, and a family-friendly Halloween movie for kids and families to enjoy along with our residents. We hope to see you there!


Welcome to a lecture on Sweden and World War II
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
12:00 Noon
College Center Loft

The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center and the Scandinavian Department at Augustana College are sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Lars M. Andersson from Uppsala University. The title of the talk is "Sweden and World War II: Between the Allies and the Axis Powers." It will take place in the Loft in the College Center, and there will be ample time for questions and discussion. A light lunch will also be served.

Dr. Andersson is a senior lecturer in and the chair of the Department of History at Uppsala University. He has written extensively on Swedish history since the late 19th century, with a particular emphasis on Sweden, Nazi Germany and World War II, Swedish Antisemitism, and refugee policies. From 2002-2006 he was the editor-in-chief of Historisk Tidskrift, the leading Swedish journal of history. His recent collection Sverige och Nazityskland. Skuldfrågor och moraldebatt (Stockholm: Dialogos, 2007) [Sweden and Nazi Germany. Questions of Guilt and Debates over Morality] provides an overview of several decades of research among Swedish historians on Sweden and World War II.

Although no registration is required, an RSVP is appreciated to estimate the food order. Please call or an email at (309) 794-7204or

Please come for what should be a most informative talk about an important topic!



Halloween and Archives Month Open House
Special Collections
Tredway Library, 1st Floor
Thursday, October 27
4:00 PM

Ever wanted to:
Hear the ghost stories of the Augustana campus?
Learn about early faculty members at Augustana (and see some pretty cool photos)?
Find out the story of the "Slough Monster"?

You can do just that by visiting Special Collections during their open house. There will also be the chance to see items from the collection, view the current exhibit on food and cooking-related books, and partake of cookies, punch, and candy.



Saturday, October 29, 2011
7:00 - 8:30 PM

John Deere Planetarium will be open to the public on Saturday, October 29, 2011 for the annual Fall Open House. The planetarium, located at 820 38th Street, Rock Island, will be open from 7:00 - 8:30 PM with indoor and outdoor programs led by planetarium director, Lee Carkner. Admission is free. The star of this year's show will be Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. Telescope views will show off the planet's cloud bands and four large moons. The evening's events will also include a planetarium show where the wonders of the night sky will be presented. Views of the Moon, planets, double stars and other astronomical objects will be provided. In addition, the Getz-Rogers Gallery, where images of celestial objects and a quarter-ton piece of the Canyon Diablo meteor are on display, will also be open to the public. The observing areas are unheated so dress appropriately. In the event of cloudy sky conditions, telescope views may not be possible, but the indoor programs will still be offered. For more information contact Gail Parsons at 309-794-7318 or visit the Planetarium website at



Call For Papers
Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2011

The Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research would like to invite all undergraduate students from any ACM institution to submit manuscripts from any discipline to be considered for publication in the journal's 2012 issue.

Works may be submitted to:

For questions you may contact:




The deadline for any program proposal for a study abroad program or domestic off-campus study program for the 2013-2014 academic year has been moved from December 16th until January 9th to allow faculty the Winter break to finalize their proposals. Program proposals can be for any of the following:

1. A term or half-term (domestic or international ) program using a team of Augustana faculty or a combination of Augustana faculty and 3rd party providers. (ex. East Asia, Holden, Brazil )

2. A summer language immersion or other program type (domestic or international) (ex. Spanish in the Andes, Rocky Mountain Geology, Lit & Music in Paris)

3. An on-campus course which includes a travel component during Fall, Winter or Spring Break or in early summer. (ex. Religion in Rome, Classics in Greece, etc.)

4. A for-credit program fully contained within a term break (ex. Nicaragua Spring Break programs of recent years.)

If you are interested in leading a program in 2013-2014, please schedule a meeting with Allen Bertsche in the next few weeks so he can assist you with the proposal process.

If you have lead a program and wish to repeat it, the same basic principles apply as with new programs, save that you can focus your proposal on the new or altered components of the original program.. If you are planning to lead a program that is running this year or has run any prior year, you must reapply with a proposal. Only programs which are offered each academic year do not need to reapply if they wish to run in 2013-2014.

Questions: Please call Allen Bertsche or Jane Tiedge (International) and Laura Mahn (Domestic) are also available for questions.



Midwest Faculty Seminar Presents "Crime and Social Order"
November 3-5, 2011
Chicago, IL

Again this year Augustana College will participate in the Midwest Faculty Seminars sponsored by the University of Chicago. Participation permits the College to send two faculty members to any single seminar. Below are the dates and titles of the four 2011-12 seminars. If you are interested in attending any of these, please contact Pareena Lawrence.

2011-2012 Topics:

Crime and Social Order
November 3-5, 2011
Deadline to contact Dean Lawrence: 10/10/11
Deadline to submit registration: 10/21/11

Ralph Ellison's The Invisible Man
January 19-21, 2012

Death and the Politics of Life
March 1-3, 2012 Dates changed to: February 23-25, 2012

Alternative Modernities
April 5-7, 2012





LSFY Meetings
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wilson Center

5:00 - 6:00 PM
Wilson Center

Faculty Senate Meetings
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Full Faculty Meetings
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Olin Auditorium


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fine & Performing Arts Bergendoff 12
Language & Literature Old Main 125
Natural Science Hanson Science 102
History, Philosophy & Religion Old Main 332
Business & Education Evald 315
Social Sciences 10/6/11 - Evald 113
1/19/12 - Old Main 122
4/5/12 - Evald 113