Friday, February 22, 2019

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Funds available to support sustainability curriculum

submitted by underhil@augsburg.edu

Faculty are encouraged to apply for funds from the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) Grant to support the incorporation of sustainability course content, either through course revision or new course development. Stipends of $1,500 are available now through August 2020, and there are funds to support faculty research and conference travel as well. Please contact Joe Underhill (underhil@augsburg.edu) or Allyson Green (greena@augsburg.edu) for more information, or apply using the link to the Google form below.

MACP Sustainability Grant Application Form

“Long Live the Lecture!” Rescheduled

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Diane Pike’s EDTalk, originally scheduled for earlier this week, will now take place before the March 13th Faculty Meeting.

Long Live the Lecture!: Everyone talks in class and doing so as effectively as possible is important. Focusing on interactive lecture pedagogy, this session introduces rationale for paying attention to lecture style and strategies for making it work.

Zoom: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/332435332 Meeting ID 332-435-332

Wednesday, March 13th | EDTalk with Diane Pike | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151

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Innovative Experiential Education Strategies

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

There are a variety of ways to incorporate experiential learning into a course. Join CTL and the Sabo Center as we hear faculty (Darcey Engen, Matt Maruggi, and Ben Stottrup) talk about their successes and challenges with different experiential learning strategies from field trips and guest speakers to semester-long projects–what worked, what didn’t, what surprised them, and more!

Thursday, February 28th | Innovative Experiential Education Strategies | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, Marshall Room

CTL

Paid Fellowship for Trip to Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select few universities to participate in the program. Multiple Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.

The 2019 trip will take place on April 16th. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446.

Eligibility:
– U.S. Citizen
– Full-time student
– Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2020
– 3.0 GPA or higher

What Brings You Light?

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s Interfaith Scholars, a group of students who are interested in exploring the religious diversity of the Augsburg student body, the wider Twin Cities community, and the United States through interreligious dialogue and action, are organizing a campus wide art project focused on the question: “What brings you light?” This is an ambiguous prompt, as our goal is to engage with folks from many different religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds and to showcase what is the “light” in our lives despite our different beliefs.

We ask the members of the Augsburg community to reflect on what brings them light, and to photograph if they are able. Perhaps it is a beloved pet, a significant other, a spice rack because you love cooking, a pocket bible, a special place you spend time in, etc. If it is not something you’re able to photograph, a selfie would be a great submission! Please send appropriate content, as these photos will be displayed at the “Interfaith Art Project Showcase” on April 4th in the Gundale Chapel, located in Hagfors from 5pm-8pm.

We are also asking for an audio clip with your photo submission. You can talk about what your light is or answer one of the following questions the Interfaith Scholars has compiled. Please send your photo submission to interfaith@augsburg.edu. You may submit a text description or an audio recording between 30 seconds and 90 seconds long answering any of these questions:
– What brings you light?
– What brings you meaning?
– What brings you joy?

Please feel free to interpret the question in whatever way resonates with you. Be creative, be spontaneous, and be intentional. Please let us know if you have any questions on this art project or are unsure on how to complete the submission.

We look forward to seeing (and hearing!) from you.

Best,
Augsburg Interfaith Scholars

General Announcements

Summer Job Opportunity for Youth Theology Institute

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

AYTI Mentors needed – apply this week for priority consideration! The Christensen Center for Vocation is looking for current students to serve as mentors for this summer’s Youth Theology Institute (AYTI).

The Augsburg Youth Theology Institute (AYTI) is a week-long experience for high school students to critically engage in theological inquiry and faith exploration on Augsburg’s campus. This year’s theme is Stewarding Creation in our Neighborhoods: Science and Theology in Action, so if you are passionate about how these work together, this year’s program is for you! Classroom learning, worship opportunities, urban exposure, and community building are all components of the program. An AYTI Mentor serves a vital role in the Youth Theology Institute by helping to implement programs and cultivate Christian community as faith leaders working with the high school youth participants. Mentors need to complete ~22 hours of training in March and April and be totally available the entire week of June 23-28, 2019. Interested in applying? Visit the Human Resources employment web page. Have any questions? Contact Lonna Field at ccv@augsburg.edu

https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=A818FCF87167A52B7E00CA84F8A06C2D;jsessionid=2FAF937766012BBC93409AD01F66571C?JOBID=107129&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=1549469287218

LSAMP – North Star STEM Alliance MnDRIVE Summer Research Program: apply by Feb. 25

submitted by ricomec@augsburg.edu

Underrepresented students in STEM can now apply for summer research under the NSF-funded MnDRIVE program.

To be eligible for the MnDRIVE program, students must:

-be a United States citizen or permanent resident
-be enrolled in an undergraduate STEM degree program
-self-identify as a minority or underrepresented group (Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific
Islander, Alaska Native)
-complete and submit all application materials by the deadline.

The MnDRIVE program represents a partnership between the Minnesota Discovery and Research Innovation Economy (MnDRIVE) initiative and the North Star STEM Alliance (NSSA) to provide summer research internship experiences to undergraduates. MnDRIVE has summer internship opportunities in four general research areas: Robotics, Global Food, Environment and Brain Conditions. Students should be available for research during Summer 2019 and have access to housing in the Twin Cities metro area. The NSSA provides $4,500 for the research opportunity.

The MnDRIVE application deadline is Monday, February 25th, 2019. Faculty reference letters are due Monday, March 4th.

For more information and to apply, please see: https://northstarstem.org/MnDrive

We encourage interested students to make an appointment with Sabrina Doré of STEM Programs to discuss program eligibility, the application process, and the North Star STEM Scholars program, in general before applying. To set up an appointment with Sabrina, please send an email to: dores@augsburg.edu.

North Star STEM – MnDRIVE program

Description: Augsburg Senior Leadership Society application now open

submitted by reynosom@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2018-2019 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors for their leadership contributions over the course of their tenure at Augsburg University. One individual who is inducted into the society will receive the Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award, which has an award value of $500. Students will also be nominated for the Marina Christensen Justice Award, given out at Commencement. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuOtk0wrXjoLTyr53GtWMFWoq6HoVVQU4w0MYGXD8evY0N7Q/viewform)

Applications are due on Thursday, March 14 at 5pm. Recipients will be honored at the 20th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 7 from 5:00-7:30pm.

Augsburg Senior Leadership Society nominations are now open

submitted by reynosom@augsburg.edu

Nominations for the 2018-2019 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open! These awards celebrate and recognize outstanding student leaders and student organizations at Augsburg University for their innovation, mentorship, advocacy, and engagement throughout this academic year. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeM4QEGJ6BAXOU1-IYBCEOy35HlpkGeQ-akn-P0jBbaJTy81g/viewform)

We encourage all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members to nominate student leaders and student organizations for these awards. A list of awards with their descriptions can be found here:(http://www.augsburg.edu/cao/activities/augsburg-leadership-awards/). Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14.

Nominees will be honored and recipients will be announced at the 20th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 7 from 5:00-7:30pm.

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for February

submitted by huynhn1@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award! The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.

If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at www.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride/.

The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information can be found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate

Apply for the 2019-2020 Interfaith, Christensen, or Sabo Scholars

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

CURRENT SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:

Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s three Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In these programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in the Christian tradition, through interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science and receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Current students with sophomore or junior status who plan to study on campus all of the 2019-20 academic year are eligible to apply.

APPLYING: The application for all three programs is available online through Sabo or CCV website, listed below.
Christensen Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program/
Interfaith Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/interfaith-scholars-program/apply
Sabo Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/sabo-scholars/

The application deadline is March 4, 2019.

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at ccv@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at sabocenter@augsburg.edu

Event Announcements

Study in Mexico or China this summer

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Travel and earn credit this summer! Every program ALSO fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too!

MUSIC THERAPY IN CHINA – Apply by March 15
July 9-22, 2019, choose one course:
• MUS 374 or 475: Practicum
• MUS 582: Transcultural Mus. Therapy II
• MUS 511: Practicum

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN MEXICO – Apply by April 1
Multiple 3-week course blocks, May to August
• Spanish classes, beginning to advanced: fulfills Modern Language Gen Ed, or electives for Spanish Majors and Minors
• SPA/ART 231: fulfills Fine Arts Gen Ed
• Internship and Independent Research opportunities
• Scholarships available

MEDICAL SPANISH AND INTERNSHIP – Apply by April 1
June 5 – July 21, 2019
• SPA 206: Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
• INS/SPA 399: Internship, Medical Observership
• Scholarships available

Visit the study abroad office or website for more information.

Learn more and apply online

Assessment Day is Tuesday

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Assessment Day is Tuesday, February 26th. Workshops will take place in OGC from 10:50-12:50. Lunch will be provided in the OGC atrium from 11:30 am-12:00 pm. Please fill out the RSVP form linked below if you plan to attend.

Writing Effective Learning Outcomes, 11:00 am – 11:30 am OGC 100
Facilitator: Jenny Hanson

In this 30 minute workshop, participants will learn how to craft effective and assessable learning outcomes for their department, program, or course. Participants are encouraged to bring current outcomes to the workshop. If you are unsure of your department or program’s learning outcomes, contact Kerri Maher.

Department/Program Curriculum Mapping, 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm OGC 100
Facilitator: Kristen Chamberlain

Do you need to update your department or program curricular map? Does making a curriculum map sound like fun, but you have no idea where to begin? Then this is the workshop for you! During this 30 minute workshop you can see examples of curriculum maps and update your own. Creating up-to-date curriculum maps is particularly important as we submit our HLC assurance agreement this summer. Participants are invited to bring their current maps to the workshop. If you need to find your department or program map, please contact Kerri Maher.

Institutional Assessment: Writing Data, Watermark, & Aqua, 11:00 – 11:30; 12:00 – 12:30 OGC 111
Facilitator: TBD

During this presentation, attendees will learn about the Institutional Assessment project on writing. The presentation will demonstrate how the Assessment Committee is using Aqua to assess writing on our campus.

RSVP

LSAMP North Star STEM Funding for Experimental Biology Conference

submitted by ricomec@augsburg.edu

Join the Experimental Biology (EB) community in Orlando, Florida April 6-9, 2019!

“EB is the largest and most prestigious interdisciplinary meeting of its kind. Life sciences and biomedical researchers from all over the world meet to network and share cutting-edge research that leads to discoveries and career advancement. EB welcomes everyone with interest in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. EB 2019 offers:

-Access to five society meetings in one location with one registration fee
-More than 50 concurrent scientific sessions open to all attendees featuring the latest in life science disciplines.
-Opportunity to meet representatives from over 300 companies on the exhibit floor
-Over 5,000 poster presentations
-A diverse audience: 65 countries on average are represented”

Read more at: https://experimentalbiology.org/2019/home.aspx

Augsburg students who are underrepresented minority students in STEM may be eligible for funding to travel to this event through the LSAMP North Star STEM Alliance. Students wishing to travel must be in good academic standing and be able to accomodate time away from classes and labs.

To express an interest in attending this conference, please fill out the following “EB: I’m interested!” Google Form by February 28.

https://goo.gl/forms/txAmJUanmwTSBuiD3

Questions? Please email Sabrina Doré of STEM Programs: dores@augsburg.edu.

Interest Form for EB Conference

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