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Faculty Newsletter October 7, 2019

This Week's Message

Thursday Conversation (THUR-CO)

October 10, 2019

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Wilson Center

TOPIC:  Optimizing Classroom Space

SPEAKER: Eric Stewart, CFE

A panel of faculty teaching in the Hanson expansion, including Amanda Wilmsmeyer (Chemistry), Amanda Baugous (Business), Meg Kunde (Communication Studies), Chris Marme (Economics), and Rebecca Heick (Public Helath) will discuss the way that the furnishings and layout of these classrooms offer opportunities for a variety of pedagogical approaches. The panel's presentation will be followed by an open discussion addressing how we might best consider using available funds for new furnishings in one classroom in Denkmann and one in Sorensen. 


Faculty News

Dr. Sarah Burns, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, presented two sessions at the Midwest Kodály Music Educators Association regional conference in Omaha, NE, on October 4-6, 2019. Her sessions for elementary/general music teachers were “Banter, Beach Balls, & Books” and “Grab It, Shake It, Tap It, Pass It: Stick Dances & Games for Upper Elementary.”

Corrine Smith, Adjunct Professor of Studio Art will have a one person exhibit October – November at Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, Iowa.  Opening reception is October 25th, 6-9 p.m.




Campus Cupboard is in Olin 310

It provides non-perishable food items and hygiene products at no cost.

Cupboard Hours:

Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Thursdays from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Donation Bins:

If you are looking to donate unopened, non-perishable food items to help support the Campus Cupboard, there are donation sites located in Old Main, Evald, Founders, Denkmann and Olin.

CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research and Exploration

CORE office hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Walk-in hours: 1-3 p.m.

Presidential Center for Faith and Learning

Many thanks to Umme Al-Wazedi, Monica Smith, Megan Havard Rockwell, Kiki Kosnick, Kevin Geedey, and Jon Hurty for insightfully conveying what Augsutana as a Lutheran College means for their work as educators. The six were part of a video project that was seen by Augustana's board of trustees last Spring, as board members deliberated about small but important changes to Augustana's mission and identity. Take a few moments to hear them speak about their work within our Lutheran institutional context here


Center for Faculty Enrichment (CFE)

Call for participants for Teaching Observation Groups:
Teaching Observation Groups offer the opportunity to observe others in the classroom and to be observed in one's own classroom. In groups of 3-4 faculty, the members of Teaching Observation Groups offer formative feedback to one another independent of formal review processes in order to improve teaching and learning in our classrooms. Interested faculty should email for placement in a Teaching Observation Group.

Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center

Swede Hollow: A Different Swedish-American Story

Ola Larsmo is a leading Swedish author who in 2016 published the best-selling and award-winning novel Swede Holow. It tells of a group of Swedes who settled in Swede Hollow in the urban slums of St. Paul, Minnesota in the ealy twentieth century.

Saturday, October 12 @ 7:00 p.m. in Hanson 102. 

Weekly Events

Monday, Oct. 7,  11:20 a.m.-11:40 p.m. Augie Reflections, Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall second floor

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Ekklesia, Old Main 135

Saturday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., Augustana Symphonic Band Concert, James Lambrecht, conductor, Centennial Hall

Thursday - Sunday, October 10-12, 7:30 p.m. & Oct. 13, 1:30 p.m. 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, by Ryan Scott Oliver and Matthew Murphy, directed by Cheyenne Powell, Black Box Theatre