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Faculty Newsletter Mar. 2, 2020

This Week's message


March 5, 2020

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

TOPIC:  Funding your research, creative work, and other professional activities

SPEAKER: Dan Corts, Faculty Research Committee

If you have a great idea for a research project but don’t know quite how to pay for it, there’s hope!  At Thurco this week, we have a panel of faculty and staff lined up to talk about the resources available to Augustana employees.  Dan Corts (Faculty Research Committee) will describe Augustana’s internal grants and stipends.  Lori Roderick and Megan Christensen (Office of Advancement) will talk about various types of support in place to locate and secure external funding from foundations and government agencies. Kimberly Murphy (Student Research Committee) will describe opportunities to fund student assistants and collaborators.  These resources, plus others you will learn about, provide a wide variety of funding mechanisms and other forms of support for your professional work. 

We hope to see you there!


Faculty News

Dr. Kirsten Day (Classics) gave a public lecture at the Getty Villa in Malibu, California entitled "Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth: Helen of Troy and the Trojan Horse" as part of a five-person invited panel devoted to "Dangerous Women: From Antiquity to Pop Culture." 

Center for Faculty Enrichment (CFE)

Last semester, several faculty members read together Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization. Please join us for a conversation about the book on Friday, March 13 from 12:30-1:30. The conversation will be led by faculty who read the book and specifically intended for faculty who have not yet read the book. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP by Friday, March 6 by adding your name to this google doc:


Careers, Opportunities, Research and Exploration (CORE)

The deadline for Study Away applications for 2020-2021 is February 28th. Program information and applications can be found at   


State Historical Society of Iowa

2020/2021 Research Grants

The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) announces a grant pro­gram for the 2020/2021 academic year. SHSI will award up to ten stipends of $1,000 each to support original research and interpre­tive writing re­lated to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Preference will be given to applicants proposing to pursue previ­ously ne­glected topics or new approaches to or inter­pretations of pre­viously treated topics. SHSI invites appli­cants from a variety of backgrounds, including aca­demic and public historians, graduate students, and indepen­dent re­searchers and writers. Applications will be judged on the basis of their potential for producing work appropriate for publi­cation in The Annals of Iowa. Grant recipients will be expected to produce a manuscript targeted for The Annals of Iowa, SHSI’s schol­arly journal.

 Applications for the 2020/2021 awards must be postmarked by April 15, 2020. Download application guidelines from our web site ( or request guidelines or further informa­tion from:

Andrew Klumpp

State Historical Society of Iowa

600 East Locust Street

Des Moines, IA 50319



Weekly Events

Monday, March 2, 11:20 - 11:40 a.m., Augie Reflections, Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall 2nd floor

Tuesday, March 3, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Ekklesia, Old Main 135

Friday, March 6, 11:20 a.m. General Student Recital, Wallenberg Hall

Saturday, March 7, 8:00 p.m. QC Symphony Orchestra and Augustana Oratorio Society: Masterworks V: Requiem, Jon Hurty, conductor, The Adler Theatre, Davenport

Sunday, March 8, 2:00 p.m. QC Symphony Orchestra and Augustana Oratorio Society, Centennial Hall

Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center

Faculty Research Stipend

The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center (in Denkmann Hall) invites applications for our annual Faculty Research Stipend. This $600 stipend supports one Augustana College faculty member's 1-week exploration of Swenson Center library and archival materials, to support the creation of class projects or the faculty member's individual research (priority given to those that will impact students). Apply by May 1.