Monday, October 31

Final Exams

Open Registration for Continuing Students

Tuesday, November 1

2:00 PM - Frieze Lectures Explore the Civil War. Lendol Calder will speak on the histories that emerged from the War
Rock Island Library, Community Room, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 

5:00 PM - Class Voice Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Wednesday, November 2

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

1:00 PM - Windows 7/Office '10 Workshop
Olin 110

Thursday, November 3

No events scheduled

Friday, November 4

No events scheduled

Saturday, November 5

No events scheduled

Sunday, November 6

10:15 AM - Kristy Nabhan-Warren presents "American Christians and the Cursillo Movement, 1957-2011"
St. James Lutheran Church, 3145 31st Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra Concert
General Public $11-$30, Students $7.Call Symphony Office for ticket info 563.322.0931
Centennial Hall 

Volume 9, Issue 11 - October 31, 2011



Presented by Lendol Calder
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
2:00- 3:00 PM
Rock Island Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, Illinois

In its 14th year, the annual Frieze Lectures - instituted in the centennial year of the Rock Island Public Library's main branch - will include four lectures on various aspects of Augustana College's history. Lendol Calder will speak on the histories that emerged from the War. His remarks will cover how historians have dealt with the war since Appomattox, and include a friendly critique of two dominant views of the war in our own time. Coffee and conversation will follow.



"Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga"
a lecture by
Dr. William Fitzhugh, National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
7:30 PM, reception following
Hanson Hall of Science 102

An account of a ‘block-buster' exhibition of 2000-2004 celebrating the 1000th anniversary of Leif Erikson's discovery of North America. This major new millennium initiative-including an exhibit, catalog, website, television documentary, and educational programming-explores the origins and impacts of this pivotal moment in history. From the rise of the Scandinavian kingdoms during the Viking Age (A.D. 750 to 1050) to the demise of the Greenland colonies around A.D. 1500, "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga" examines the history of the western expansion of the Vikings and sheds new light on a well-known culture.



Making Local Foods Work for You
Presented by Augustana Farm2Fork
Monday, November 7, 2011
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Wilson Center

Have an incredible five-course dinner featuring local foods. Network with local growers and restauranteurs who are currently featuring local foods in their operations. Enjoy a presentation by Fred Kirschenmann, a longtime national and international leader in sustainable agriculture and a Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. He also oversees management of his family's 2,600-acre certified organic farm in south central North Dakota.

6-6:30 pm

Hors'd' Oeuvres/Cocktails

3:30-7:45 pm Dinner
7:45 - 8:30 pm Fred Kirschenmann
Leopold Center, Iowa State
8:30 - 9:00 pm Questions/Answers


Sweet Dumpling and Pear Soup w/Sage and Crème Fraiche
Spinach Salad with Dried Apple, Feta Cheese and Poppyseed Dressing
Braised Grass Fed Beef
Pork Schnitzel with Spatzle and Braised Red Cabbage
Apple Dumplings w/Whitey's Ice Cream
Make your reservations now - Space is limited. Call 309-794-7250. Cost is $30 per person



Dinosaur Hunter
Friday, November 11, 2011
7:00 PM
Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre, 1717 W. 12th Street, Davenport, Iowa

You are invited to meet Augie's Dinosaur Hunter---also known as Professor Bill Hammer! Hear about his adventures in the Antarctic and take a close look at some of the fossils he's brought back. Bill will share an overview of his research on Antarctic dinosaurs, including several new species of dinosaurs unearthed during a polar expedition earlier this year. View actual Antarctic fossils and meet Augustana students learning fossil preparation and research from Dr. Hammer and his team. A limited number of free seats for alumni, students and campus employees are available by reservation only. Reserve your seat. We hope to see you there!



Laura Hartman (Religion) presents
"Transportation Ethics: American Christianity and Human Motion"
Monday, November 14, 2011
4:00 PM
Wilson Center

Laura's research leave was spent doing initial research and on-the-ground interviews for her new project about transportation ethics. She seeks to take the "what would Jesus drive?" campaign, begun by the Evangelical Environmental Network in 2002, to the next level. Our transportation choices on the individual level, and the transportation systems we create on the collective level, have far-reaching moral implications, in the social, environmental, and personal realms. Please join her as she explores the ethical dimensions of "how we get from Point A to Point B."



LSFY 102 Faculty - "From Antiquity to Modernity: How does exploring the past
deepen our understanding of the human condition?
Thursday, November 7, 2011
10:30 - 11:20 AM
Centennial Hall

One way to answer such a big question is to take a quick, enlightening tour through the history of civilization. Your tour guides will be members of Augustana's faculty who will help us frame the question by presenting ideas, issues, music, and artistic images from the ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and modern periods. LSFY 102 homepage.



Mary Windeknecht presents "Practices in Academic Advising"
Friday, November 18, 2011
4:00 PM - Presentation
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center



Sunday, November 20, 2011
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Evald Great Hall

"I realized that everything I'd known up to that point about China was basically a gross cultural stereotype...Confusius, gunpowder, printing press, noodles, dynasties, concubines, food-binding, opium, Communists, tai chi, acupuncture, and pandas." - Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman

Read the book and join the discussion! There will be refreshments and a special guest discussion leader. Free and open to the public. Contact Amanda Makula for more information.



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:

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

Death and the Politics of Life
February 23-25, 2012

Alternative Modernities
April 5-7, 2012


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:


Submissions may be from any discipline as long as they are research based.
May use any standard citation style 300-word Abstract (5-50 pages in length). Accompanying your submission you must provide the following information:

For questions you may contact:



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 History Hanson Science 102
History, Philosophy & Religion Old Main 332
Business & Education Evald 315
Social Sciences 1/19/12 - Old Main 122
4/5/12 - Evald 113