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March 6, 2013

Jim Bies
Campus Calendar

Ongoing: French Conversation Table, Tuesdays 10:00-10:45 a.m., HUM 325. All skill levels are welcome.

Through March 8: Gallery Exhibit, "The Paintings of Diane Hinsvark Eide," Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.

Through March 16: Gallery, "P3 (Painters, Poets & Pavilion)," featuring Dr. Patrick Hicks' poetry and artwork by Scott Parsons and John Peters. Reception: Saturday, March 16.

Through May 18: Gallery Exhibit, "Native Soul: The Artwork of Jerry Fogg," Center for Western Studies.

March 6: Diversity Performance, "The Voices and Faces of Rape Project," 7 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall.

March 7: Thought Leader Forum, "Beyond Bin Laden: The Future of Global Terrorism" featuring Dr. Jarret Brachman '00, 11:30 a.m., CJ Callaway's. Reserved tickets are $20 and include lunch. Tickets at the door are $25. Tickets are available through augietickets.com.

March 7: Athletic Club Auction, 6 p.m., Ramkota Exhibit Hall.

March 8: Morning Worship, Devon Ratliff-Crain, senior speaker, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

March 9-17: Spring break.

March 15-17: Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Basketball Tourney, Elmen Center.

March 15: OTA Sessions, 8 a.m., Edith Mortenson Center Theatre.

March 17: Third Sunday Archeology, “The Bois Forte Ojibwe Study, Voyageurs National Park, 1979-2011,” Jeffrey Richner, 2 p.m., GSC #100.

March 18-22: Verdier.

March 18: Morning worship, Pr. Jon Larson '06, speaker; presentation of the Covenant Award for Christian Faith, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

March 19: Phillip Phillips' Concert, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m., Washington Pavilion.

March 19: Fast Five Presentations, Drs. Jeffrey Miller (English & Journalism), Joel Johnson (Political Science/Government and International Affairs), Rocki Wentzel (Classics), Jared Mays (Chemistry) and Mike Mullin (History) “define the liberal arts,” presentation of the Covenant Award for Liberal Arts, 3 p.m., Siverson Lounge.

March 20: Academy for Seniors with Olympia Scott, two-time WNBA Champion.

March 20: Holy Communion: Pat Eidsness, Westside Lutheran, with special music by Anna Vorhes (harp), 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

March 20: CWS Gallery Reception, "Native Soul: The Artwork of Jerry Fogg," 4:30-6:30 p.m., Center for Western Studies.

March 20: Quiz Bowl, students vs. faculty, presentation of the Covenant Award for Excellence, 5 p.m., Siverson Lounge.

March 21: Covenant Award for Community, join fellow students and faculty/staff for Viking cookies before the presentation of the 2013 Covenant Award for Community, 10 a.m., Siverson Lounge.

March 21: Lecture, Douglas L. Anderson will discuss his experiences in China as part of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages' "Celebration of Cultures" series, 7 p.m., Humanities 301.

March 22: Morning Worship, Andrea Sherman, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

March 22: Rendezvous, international student presentation on Brazil, Presentation of the Covenant Award for Service, 3 p.m., Back Alley.

March 22: Orchestra concert, featuring performances by Augustana winners of the 2013 Concerto-Aria Competition, 7:30 p.m., O'Gorman Performing Arts Center.

March 23: Friends of Augustana Spring Scholarship Luncheon, with Julie Clark '00, 9 a.m., 3-in-1 Room.

March 23: 2013 Baseball Home Opener,11:45 a.m., Karras Park.

March 24: Film, “Shouting Secrets,” presented by the UBG Student Film Board, the Civitas honors program, and Cinema Falls, 1:30 p.m., GSC Auditorium. “Secrets” illustrates the struggles of a Native American family dealing with a catastrophic illness. Director Korinna Sehringer will be present at the screening and will take part in a discussion following the film. Admission is free to anyone with an Augustana ID and to Cinema Falls season passholders. General admission in $11.50. Doors will open at 1 p.m.

March 24: St. Mark Passion Cantata, based on the suffering of the Messiah, according to the Gospel of Mark, 3 p.m., Washington Pavilion.

April 10-11: Mobile Mammogram Unit on campus. Contact Amy Meyers with your preferred date/time, phone number, physician, date/location of last mammogram and address. Additional paperwork will be mailed to you after your appointment has been scheduled.

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Update from the Office of Advancement

Gifts and pledges for the Froiland Center have topped $6.2 million, bringing the total to $12.4 with the Sanford match. Total cash given to the College for all purposes for the fiscal year beginning August 1 stands at $6,751,756.

A sincere thank you to members of the campus community who include Augustana in your charitable giving.

Celebrating our Core Values
A Message from Jim Bies, Dean of Students

For more than a decade we have celebrated our students through the ceremony and ritual of the Covenant Award. (click here for some history about the award). Earlier this week, we announced the 49 students who are the 2013 Covenant Award nominees. The Covenant Awards, the honors recognizing students who exemplify the College's five core values: Christian, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community and Service, will be presented during Verdier 2013 events, a week-long celebration of Augustana’s guiding values and ethics, set for March 18-22.

Thank you to all of you who submitted nominations in recognition and celebration of our students’ contributions and achievements and to those of you who are serving on award committees.

On behalf of the many staff and faculty involved in the planning and selecting for this year’s celebration, we hope you will take time to join us for Verdier 2013 events and that you’ll congratulate our student nominees when you see them.

Verdier 2013 events include:

  • Monday, March 18: Honoring Christian Faith: Rev. Jon Larson, class of 2006 and a recipient of the Covenant Award for Christian Faith, will deliver a message and the 2013 Covenant Award for Christian Faith will be presented at 10 a.m. in the Chapel.
  • Tuesday, March 19: Celebrating the Liberal Arts: Hear Drs. Jeffrey Miller (English & Journalism), Joel Johnson (Political Science/Government and International Affairs), Rocki Wentzel (Classics), Jared Mays (Chemistry) and Mike Mullin (History) “define the liberal arts” in “Fast Five” presentations. The 2013 Covenant Award for Liberal Arts will be presented at 3 p.m. in the Siverson Lounge.
  • Wednesday, March 20: Recognizing Excellence: Watch students take on faculty members in the Quiz Bowl. The 2013 Covenant Award for Excellence will be presented at 5 p.m. in the Siverson Lounge.
  • Thursday, March 21: Embracing Community: Join fellow students and faculty/staff for Viking cookies before the presentation of the 2013 Covenant Award for Community at 10 a.m. in the Siverson Lounge.
  • Friday, March 22: Lifting up our dedication to Service: Pledge to participate in the April 20 “meal packing day” to benefit Kids Against Hunger. The 2013 Covenant Award for Service will be presented before the Rendezvous at 3 p.m. in the Back Alley.

Yours, for Augustana,

Dr. Jim Bies
Vice President for Academic Affairs,
Dean of Students



Service Award, Retirement Recognition Set for April 24

The Augustana College Community is invited to attend the 2013 Augie Pride Award and Service Award Presentations along with acknowledging this year's retirements. This event is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in the Ordal Dining Room. The program will begin at 3 p.m.

In the spirit of this annual occasion, the following individuals will be recognized:

  • Past Augie Pride winners: Mike Wajer (1999), Glenn Wika (1999), Mark Hecht (2000), Larry Borgum (2001), Stan Eitreim (2002), Judy Dovenmuehler (2003), Nancy Davidson (2004), Butch Huizenga (2005), Mary Jane Minnig (2006), Carol Weisz (2007), Donn Grinager (2008), Dianne Hammrich (2009), Peg Ustad (2009), Mary Moline (2010), Marsha Brooks (2011), Tracy Riddle (2011), and Adam Heinitz (2012).
  • Milestone Service Awards:
    • 10 Years of Service:
      Tom Billeter (Athletics), Raybecca Fiala (Education), Dr. Patrick Hicks (English/Journalism), Dr. Mary Isaacson (Nursing), Jane Schroeder (Business Office), John Tomkins (Music), and Doug Townsend (Buildings and Grounds).
    • 15 Years of Service:
      Dr. Julie Ashworth (Education), Kay Dahlquist (Advancement), Bob Hall (Athletics), David Kahl (Buildings and Grounds), Dr. Sheryl Feinstein (Education), Dr. Jeffrey Miller (English/Journalism), Linda Palmer (Archeology), Juli Peterson (Athletics), Jason Reitmeier (Athletics), Dr. David Sorenson (Economics), Dr. Bill Swart (Sociology), Ann Vogelmann (Biology), and Dr. Mike Wanous (Academic Affairs).
    • 20 Years of Service:
      Donn Grinager (International Programs), Tom Shields (Art), Karren Melik-Stepanov (Music), Dr. Sherry Barkley (HPER), and Brian Gerry (Athletics).
    • 25 Years of Service:
      Dr. Susan Schrader (Sociology), Laine Halverson (Financial Aid), Rob Joyce (Music), Judy Knadel (Campus Learning Center), Dr. Stephan Lhotzky (Modern Foreign Languages), Mary Jane Minnig (Social Science Division), and Vern Thompson (Buildings and Grounds).
    • 30 Years of Service:
      Ed Lueck (Archeology), Lynette Rossum (Archeology), Marlys Vant Hul (Gilbert Science Division), and Gerry Punt (Art).
    • 35 Years of Service: Nancy Dickinson (English/Journalism), and Brad Heegel (Advancement).
  • Retirements: Kay Dahlquist (Advancement), Nancy Dickinson (English/Journalism), Karen Fritz (Nursing), Carol LaCroix (Chapel), Glenda Sehested (Sociology), and Julie Simko (Education).

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  • Dr. Michael Nitz (Communications Studies) is part of co-authored paper accepted for presentation at the annual International Communication Association convention in summer 2013 in London. The paper, accepted as part of the Challenging Communication Research division is titled "All the News That’s Fit to See?: Effects of Female Anchors on Attention, Intention to Watch and News Perception.”
  • Dr. Robert Wright (Economics) will deliver a speech entitled "Wall Street on the Prairie" at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 at the Museum of American Finance in New York City. He will discuss the financial impact of Citibank's move to Sioux Falls, S.D., in the early 1980s.
  • Dr. Patrick Hicks (English & Journalism) had an essay titled "Burning the Guy" published in South Dakota Review; was a state judge for Poetry Out Loud (a national competition funded by the NEA); and has given readings of his poetry/fiction at Waldorf College, Northern State University, Kirkwood Community College in Iowa City, and at the Association for Writers & Writing Programs national conference in Boston. He was recently admitted to PEN America, an invitation-only organization of North American writers.
  • Dr. Sherry Barkley (HPER) has authored an article titled "Behavioral Theory and Counseling Techniques for Increasing Physical Activity Participation." This was part one of a two part series, published in ACSM's Certified News (Dec. 2012)
  • Dr. David O'Hara (Philosophy & Classics) is the guest speaker at The College of William and Mary's 11th Hans O. Tiefel Lecture in Religious Ethics at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. His talk is entitled, "A Moral Equivalent of War?: William James on Evil and War."

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