Friday, February 16, 2018

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Teaching and Learning

CTL Award Nominations – Due Tuesday

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the 2018 awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching (full-time and adjunct), scholarship, or service. For additional information regarding award criteria and to submit a confidential nomination, please visit the CTL Awards website. The deadline for nominations is February 20, 2018.

The Course List in Moodle Your Way

submitted by mattingl@augsburg.edu

Would you like to see SEM2 Term 2 courses or Summer (SEM3) courses when logging into Moodle? Maybe you would like to order your course sites in a way which works for you?

See all courses for the 2017-18 academic year and order the list however you like by adding the Legacy Course Overview block. Please see the link for step-by-step instructions.

Adding the Course Overview Legacy Block

General Announcements

2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards/Senior Leadership Society

submitted by johnso91@augsburg.edu

Nominations for the 2017-2018 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/1FAIpQLSdjjTAubhknbfGTM5VD2-onsqDb4b8DDHivx4PHLQgA0kur8A/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 Friday, March 9.

Applications are also open for the 2017-2018 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. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4mbx-4VkIX4zwBBMOVhmNqSKxvG7dGKfQyvuJ9IkXWOeChg/viewform)

Nominees will be honored and recipients will be announced at the 19th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 8 from 5:00-8:00pm.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjjTAubhknbfGTM5VD2-onsqDb4b8DDHivx4PHLQgA0kur8A/viewform

Resources for loving local water (and not using bottled water)

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

The Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) is keeping track of creative solutions to replace bottled water and #LoveLocalWater. Here’s what we have so far. Email us at environmentalstewardship@augsburg.edu with more ideas or scenarios to navigate!

For campus visitors:

Instead of providing bottled water to visitors coming to campus, we encourage departments to use language like this to alert visitors to our policy: Augsburg University is phasing out bottled water on campus in order to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions and support the provision of water as a human right and not a commodity. While on campus, you will have access to clean Minneapolis tap water. If you are not able to bring your own water bottle to campus, please let us know if we can provide you with a glass/cup to use and return or with a reusable water bottle to use and keep. We appreciate your support as we #LoveLocalWater together!

If you provide hot water to visitors through a Culligan dispenser, consider purchasing an electric tea kettle for your office space in order to get ready for the eventual phase-out of Culligan.

For events:

Order water by the gallon through A’viands catering.
Purchase water pitchers and reusable/compostable cups for your department (if sink access for washing is an issue, contact us for ideas).

Funding:

The Environmental Action Committee (Student Government) may be able to help with purchasing supplies that will directly benefit students as we move away from bottled water.

Learn more on the ESC Website

Eat Free Pizza and Make a Difference for Middle School Students

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Do you want to earn service hours while making a difference for middle school students in the Twin Cities? Come judge debate rounds for the Minnesota Urban Debate League.

Middle school students will debate education reform, and we’re looking for caring students to judge them on their critical thinking, argumentation, and public speaking. No debate experience? No problem – we’ll train you. Judges also enjoy free pizza.

Volunteer shifts last from 3:15 – 7:30 PM.

We’re still looking for judges for the following tournaments (named for famous former debaters):

Tuesday – 2/20: Oprah Winfrey Tournament
Tuesday – 2/27: Sherman Alexie Tournament (make up)
Thursday – 3/1: Rosalind Franklin Tournament
Thursday – 3/8: Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink Tournament
Tues-Thurs 3/13-3/15: Justice Sotomayor Conference Championships
Tuesday – 3/20: Winona LaDuke Middle School City Championships

Please direct any questions to udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu, or stop by our office in Foss 18.

Click the link below for more information and to sign up:

Volunteer With Us

Great Colleges to Work For Survey: Be Heard

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

As President Pribbenow recently announced, Augsburg University is participating in the 2018 Great Colleges to Work For survey. The survey opens Monday, February 19 and will remain open until Monday, March 5. Eligible participants will receive an email from ModernThink which will contain a survey invitation and link to the survey.

Important things to note:
– Survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
– Your responses to the survey will be completely confidential. ModernThink LLC, an independent survey firm, will not provide Augsburg with any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.
– Your participation is very valuable and desired, but voluntary.
– Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on the HR Moodle site: http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/ModernThinkSurveyFAQs2018.pdf

Human Resources recognizes that many members of our community have work that does not require use of a computer, or who may not have a dedicated office. We will be hosting computer lab sessions for employees to ask any questions they might have, get assistance with the process, and complete the survey.

These sessions are scheduled at the following dates and times:

February 20—2:30-3:30 pm, Sverdrup Hall 204
February 22—4:00-5:00pm, Sverdrup Hall 204
February 28—8:00-9:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 205
March 2—10:00-1:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 204

Should you have questions, please contact Lisa Stock (stock@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1783) or Nicole Peterlin (peterlin@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1602) in Human Resources. Thank you for sharing your voice!

Students- Two more weeks to get your application in for the Public Leadership 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 3 Public Leadership Scholar Programs:Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In any one of the 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 either the Christian tradition, interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science along with receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2017-18 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/
Sabo Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/sabo-scholars/

The application deadline is Monday, February 26th, 2018

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

Interfaith Storytelling for a Vibrant Democracy: Engaging the Diverse, the Devout, and the “Nones”

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

This interactive conference will bring together individuals with diverse core commitments for skill building in the areas of storytelling and story listening in order to build greater dialogue on our campuses around difference. The event is a collaboration between staff and faculty from Augsburg University, Bethel University, and the University of St. Thomas and the Interfaith Youth Corps (IFYC). It will take place on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 at the University of St. Thomas. The cost is normally $10 (including meals) but is free for Augsburg students. For more information and a schedule go to www.stthomas.edu/interfaithstorytelling or contact Professor Matt Maruggi at maruggi@augsburg.edu.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqn6-xVUOrZv-OJC18dexehmrhx2dWL83_EhanIQCxDLArig/viewform?pli=1

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2018

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2018 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2019 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2019. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health).

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2019.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at last a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred).

If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Assistant, crombie@augsburg.edu. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about the program or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Website

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 1st

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 18th. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) by March 1st (no abstract is required at time of registration).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu.

URGO Website

Urban Scholars – Paid Summer Fellowship Opportunity

submitted by philibef@augsburg.edu

Urban Scholars is a a twelve-week PAID leadership and professional development fellowship program providing students from diverse cultural backgrounds with distinctive professional experience. Focused on essential leadership skills and creating resume-building career pathways, Urban Scholars is training the next generation of leaders.

Scholars spend four days a week working on meaningful projects and work assignments alongside organizational leaders at one of our various host sites. One day a week, Scholars come together as a cohort to learn and practice skills in leadership, professional development, small groups, and public speaking.

In order to be eligible for the program you:
– Must be enrolled and in good standing at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, graduate program, law school
– OR Must be a recent graduate with a degree conferred between December 2017 and May 2018.
– Must have completed first year of post-secondary education.
– Must be authorized to work in the United States.
– Must be prepared to participate on a full-time basis (40 hours per week) for 12 weeks.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE *THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18*. The program begins on May 21st.

z.umn.edu/urbanscholars
Then apply on the City of Minneapolis website: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/civilrights/urbanscholars/WCMSP-173329

Urban Scholars Interest Form

Event Announcements

Stories of Navigating Family Traditions and Beliefs

submitted by freunds@augsburg.edu

Story time! Navigating Family Traditions and Beliefs
Thursday, February 22nd 6:30-8:30pm

Come on out for another evening of storytelling as we share stories of navigating the complex universe that is one’s family or community of origin! Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s not so funny.

* What is one part of yourself that you’ve had to fight for or defend in your family or community of origin?
* What part of your family tradition has shaped you in a positive way? Are there traditions/values that you’re grateful for?
* How have you navigated the reactions or opinions of family, as you define your own identity?
* Have you ever felt like you were brainwashed?
* When did you realize your family wasn’t like every other family?
* Who has become family for you when you needed people to belong with?

*Dinner will be provided!*

Hosted by: Interfaith @ Cedar Commons

[Cedar Commons: 2001 Riverside Ave. S]

Life in Balance Workshop—February 27

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Feeling stuck? The busy lives we lead can get in the way of doing what we know we ‘should’ be doing to achieve better health. In this engaging workshop you’ll learn new ways of thinking about what it takes to be healthy, and discover simple secrets on fitting powerful natural ‘medicines’ into the nooks and crannies of our lives for more energy and healthier, happier bodies. The result? Looking and feeling your very best all day, every day!

Join this hands-on workshop, led by well-being consultant Teri Erhardt, from Augsburg’s benefit broker NFP. It’s sure to be a fun, engaging, and worthwhile workshop!

Tuesday, February 27, 11-12 pm in the Augsburg Room

March 1 – Lunch and Learn with Thrivent Financial

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

What should new and mid-career professionals be thinking about and planning for? Alex Gonzalez and Ted Nielsen, Thrivent Financial, will briefly discuss topics such as managing debt, care for young children, saving for further education – as well as planning for retirement. You can leave with valuable information and resources. Co-hosted through our Wellness program, Student Affairs, and Thrivent Financial. Lunch is provided.

Thursday, March 1, 12 noon – 1:30 pm in the Marshall room

To ensure we have enough space and food, and to see about dietary needs, please go to https://goo.gl/forms/4cxuRx0KPuirubpt2

Questions? Contact Ann Garvey at garvey@augsburg.edu

Prep Session: MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Career & Internship Center will be holding a number of prep sessions to help students prepare for the upcoming MN Private College Job & Internship Fair which will be held on Tuesday, February 27 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The first prep session will be Monday, February 19th from 10:40-11:00 in the Strommen Center. Students can register through Handshake to attend one of seven prep sessions.

Learn more about the fair and who will be attending: http://mnpcfair.org/

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake

Handshake

Study Abroad & Away Fair – TODAY

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Auggies come to Christensen Center lobby to warm up with a hot cup of cocoa and to browse the hundreds of international and USA programs available for you!

Grab some refreshments, pick up program brochures, ask questions, and discover global opportunities that are perfect for you! Don’t forget to enter the prize drawing, too!

Friday, February 16, 2018, 10:30 – 2:30, Christensen Center

Get more details about the Study Abroad/Away Fair

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