Campus update for May 5, 2021
May 5, 2021
Celebrate! Get ready to roll on our day of learning
Congratulations to the students and faculty who are presenting during the annual Celebration of Learning tomorrow. There are no classes, so use the schedule to plan what sessions you would like to see.
Poster presentations are available now and all day tomorrow. Leave questions and comments in the "Reply" section below the videos so presenters can respond. They'll also be available for answers in "real time" between 2:30-4 p.m. tomorrow.
Panels will be presented in concurrent sessions from 9:30-10:45 a.m., 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., and 1-2:15 p.m. Most will include a Q&A after the presentation.
The program is divided into "quick reference" pages and longer pages where you can read about the projects in detail. Browse the program and you will be impressed by the scholarship and creativity that goes into Celebration of Learning.
Don't quit now — mask up
Please continue to wear masks on campus. While CDC guidance has changed, Augustana still requires that people outside on campus wear a mask through the end of this academic year.
Art professors Megan Quinn and Peter Xiao both are exhibiting their work now through Quad City Arts. Quinn is at the Art at the Airport gallery through June 30. Xiao is at the Rock Island Gallery through June 18, and there will be a reception for him on May 21.
• Seniors: Get some great advice and free ice cream from the GOLD Council, a group of young alumni who want to connect with you next Tuesday evening. RSVP to attend in-person or virtually.
• Again, seniors: Last chance to get your photo in the graduation slideshow. Deadline is Friday.
Lalini Shanela Ranaraja and Blake Traylor for first and second place, respectively, in the 22nd annual Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Awards competition.
Needed: Students in front of cameras
All students are invited to participate in a series of campus-wide photo sessions May 11-13 to highlight life at Augustana. The photos will be used in web, print and social media.
Students will receive compensation for each session in which they participate, as well as photos taken of them for their own use.
'One Flea Spare' this weekend
Bunce (Jarod Kovach) confronts William Snellgrave (Roger Pavey) in a scene from "One Flea Spare." See this dark comedy set in plague-ravaged London at the Brunner Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The show also features Will Crouch, Mary Sales and SophiaRose Brown. Tickets are free for students!
Viking Connections brings together accomplished alumni with current students and fellow alumni.
Connectors in your field of study are ready to offer career advice, answer your questions, discuss employment trends, and help prepare for an interview or grad school application. Get in touch with them!