Faculty Newsletter Mar. 2, 2020
This Week's message
THURSDAY CONVERSATION THIS WEEK
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!
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: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yLJPg8WN0zt4JCov6AOBEBlf9jNYwt04nhbrbhNyLBA/edit?usp=sharing
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 studyabroad.augustana.edu
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 (https://iowaculture.gov/about-us/about/grants/research-grant-authors) or request guidelines or further information from:
State Historical Society of Iowa
600 East Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
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.