Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Speaking of Scholarship with Bill Green TODAY

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

All are welcome to this next installment in the “Speaking of Scholarship” series featuring Professor Bill Green, recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Contributions Award in Scholarship. Professor Green has published articles, op-ed pieces, and book chapters on history, law, and education, and he has published two books on race and civil rights in Minnesota history – A Peculiar Imbalance in Early Minnesota: 1837-1869, and Degrees of Freedom: The Origin of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1914, which won the 2016 Hognander Minnesota History Award. He is presently working on a history of Minnesota during the period of the Civil war and Reconstruction.

Speaking of Scholarship with Bill Green
Thursday, October 19
4:00-5:00pm
Marshall Room

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

Moodle gradebook help available

submitted by tensen@augsburg.edu

Mid-term is soon upon us, and the E-Learning Team would like to help you confirm that your Moodle gradebook setup aligns with the grading plan described in your syllabus. This way students will have an accurate sense of their progress, and you can provide grades though Moodle with confidence.

If you would like help with this or any other Moodle questions, please contact your LFC: Christy mattingl@augsburg.edu; Nathan lindn@augsburg.edu; Eric strom@augsburg.edu or the E-Learning Specialist: Bonnie tensen@augsburg.edu, and we would be glad to assist you.

Faculty of Color, Indigenous Faculty and White Allies

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

Augsburg faculty, you are invited to attend “Supporting and Thriving During Difficult Times” at the University of St. Thomas.

This event is intended to provide a time to connect, share, and build a conversation with other faculty about what we need, and how we can create restorative spaces for Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty.

FOR: Faculty of Color, Indigenous Faculty, and White allies from the twin cities

WHEN: Thursday October 26, 2017, 4:00 to 5:30

WHERE: McNeely 100, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus

WHAT: Comments by Dr. Yohuru Williams (Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of St. Thomas) followed by facilitated discussion and networking/happy hour

~Beverages and light snacks will be served~

To attend: Please RSVP to Ann Johnson: a9johnson@stthomas.edu

If you have any questions, please contact Tim Pippert: pippert@augsburg.edu

Use the Wonderful Writing Tutors in the Writing Lab

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

If you haven’t already visited the Writing Lab, it’s probably time to do so! More than 300 Auggies have already used the WL this semester. Writing Lab tutors await all students, grad and undergrad, and their written work – essays, applications, personal statements, creative writing. The Lab is located on the street level of Lindell Library and is just left of the circulation desk. No appointments are taken.
Here are the hours:

Mondays – 11:10–1:40 p.m., and 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Wednesdays –11:10–1:40 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 6:30–9 p.m.
Thursdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Fridays – 4–6:30 p.m.
Sundays – 5–8 p.m.

Any questions? Contact Kathryn Swanson, English.

Boren Scholarship: Fund Your Study Abroad

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

BOREN SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION SESSION
Where: OGC 113
Date: Wednesday, November 1st
Time: 3:30 – 4:30
Hosted by: URGO and Study Abroad/Study Away

Come join URGO and Study Abroad/Study Away to learn about this spectacular opportunity for communications students to not only receive funding for study abroad and learn a less commonly taught language, but to start a career working on important national and international issues after graduation!

Boren Awards provide funding to U.S. undergraduate students (first years through seniors) to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and Middle East.

In exchange for the funding awardees work one year at a federal agency around issues of national security defined very broadly, such as sustainable development, environment, disease, migration and economic competitiveness as well as more traditional security concerns.

Awardees (who must be U.S. citizens) can be given up to:
$20,000/Academic year study abroad
$10,000/Semester study abroad
$8,000/Summer study abroad (only for STEM students)

Competitive applicants will generally have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Questions? Please contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu or x1446.

General Announcements

Interview prospective students for Honors

submitted by adamo@augsburg.edu

The Honors Program once again needs interviewers for honors scholarship candidates. Interviews will begin October 23 and run through February 3, Monday through Friday, whenever classes are in session. Go to the Honors Interview Scheduling form to sign up.

Interviews typically last between 20 and 30 minutes. We will notify you as soon as you are put on the schedule, and then confirm a day or two prior to your scheduled time that you have a student to interview. At that time, we will also send you a link to a brief training video (15 minutes), and ask that you review this before you conduct the interview. Other than the training video, no advance prep is needed.

Even doing one interview helps tremendously. Thank you for doing your part to recruit great students to the Honors Program and the University.

Honors Interview Scheduling

Annual Open Enrollment is coming–mark your calendars

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Benefits open enrollment time is here again. This year open enrollment will be from November 6th-17th.

Benefit Information Sessions:

· November 6 at 11:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 8 at 8:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 10* at 2:30 pm (Oren Gateway Center, Room 100)
· November 14 at 10:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 16 at 4:00 pm (East Commons, Christensen Center)

*We will be recording the November 10th session and making it available for those unable to attend a session in person. Access to the 2018 recorded version will be provided once posted.

You will receive additional details including an overview of what’s new in 2018, benefits plan information, and instructions for filling out the online enrollment form in the next two weeks.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Peterlin at peterlin@augsburg.edu or at 612.330.1602.

Have a Seat At Our Table: Apply to Residence Life

submitted by wildera@augsburg.edu

The Department of Residence Life is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Gain great leadership skills and engage our residential students throughout the year!

Apply on-line through Human Resources in student employment. Lead applications are due November 1st and RA applications are due November 8th.

For more information or questions, please contact reslife@augsburg.edu.

Need some good sleep tips?

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Want to learn how to get better sleep? Did you attend the CWC convo on good sleep this week? Then you probably know you can complete a short questionnaire that will help you identify your sleep habits and offer suggestions for help. You can find the college sleep questionnaire at the link below.

Here are some tips to consider:
1. Make sleep a priority. 2. Maintain a regular bedtime and wake schedule including weekends. 3. Create a sleep sanctuary – dark, quiet, cool and comfortable for best sleep possible. More tips to come.

College Sleep Questionnaire

Event Announcements

Augsburg Native American Film Series: INAATE/Se

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

Save the Date! November 8, 2017 INAATE/SE [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./ it flies.falls./] returns to Minneapolis for another FREE screening.

This experimental documentary by Zack and Adam Khalil explores the Ojibwe story of the Seven Fires Prophecy, which has been interpreted as predicting the arrival of the Europeans in North America and the subsequent destruction they caused. Bold, smart, and unflinching, the film examines the relationship between cultural tradition and modern indigenous identity.

Place and Time:
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with filmmakers follows
This event is free to the public

Augsburg Native American Film Series Website

Physicians Neck and Back Pain Clinics Information Session

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Do you suffer from chronic neck and back pain?

Join colleagues to learn simple and practical exercises that can be done at home or at work to improve spinal fitness, presented by the Physicians Neck & Back Clinics.

This will be an interactive and educational seminar to help manage this common disease.

When: October 24 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: (note location change!) East Commons

Bring your own lunch and join us!

For questions, contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Individual Counseling Sessions with TIAA

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

This month TIAA will be returning to campus for individual counseling sessions. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

SIGN UP TODAY:
Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:
http://www.tiaa.org/schedulenow

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, October 31 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

Wednesday, November 1 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

Thursday, November 2 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

For questions, please contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Seminary & Divinity School Day 2017

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Are you curious about possibilities of future graduate level theological study? Join us for Seminary and Divinity Day on Thursday, October 26.

A group of Auggies will travel to Gustavus Adolphus College on the 26th to gather with students from other colleges and representatives from ~22 Seminary and Divinity Schools around the country for this special day of vocational reflection conversations! The theme for the day is from Psalm 119:125, “I am your Servant, Give me Discernment.”

Whether you’re curious to test the waters of seminary or divinity school, or you know for certain it’s something you want to do, this day is for you! Seminary & Divinity School Day is a great opportunity to explore the variety of options.

This event is free, and lunch and transportation to Gustavus Adolphus College will be provided through the Christensen Center for Vocation. We will leave Augsburg at 8:00 am and return around 4:00 pm.

REGISTER BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW! Note that the last day to register is Friday, October 20.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/

Come with us to contemplate how you are stewarding God’s call for you in the world!

Questions? Email ccv@augsburg.edu

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNqhh-Dpr-_XIjvV2hV81kJXwc80LUSz9MA6ZVpyLJWTtHSQ/viewform

Heritage Day with Mary Lowe Oct. 24

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

On Tuesday, October 24, as part of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation series, we are excited to have Mary Lowe, associate professor of Religion at Augsburg University, lecture on: Martin Luther on the Body, Our Bodies, and the Body of Creation.

Martin Luther wrote, “There are three elements in a human, the body, the soul, and the spirit.” Many of today’s complex issues involve our bodies and the body of creation: climate change, gender and sexuality, abuse, and deforestation, etc.

Professor Lowe will introduce Luther’s perspectives on bodies and creation and examine how—even today—his theology can help us better understand and address these embodied challenges.

This event is free and open to the public, and will take place in Hoversten Chapel from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm and will include a discussion and a reception.

Questions? Email us at ccv@augsburg.edu

Heritage Day with Mary Lowe

Vocation Lunch with Maria “Tina” Tavera November 15

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Faculty and Staff – you are invited to attend the Christensen Center for Vocation’s Fall Vocation Lunch with “Tina” Maria Tavera, Augsburg TRIO-McNair Scholars Director! This event will take place on Wednesday, November 15th from 11:15 AM – 12:25 PM in East Commons, Christensen Center.

The Christensen Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

To learn more about “Tina” Maria Tavera and to register, please visit http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2017/10/11/christensen-vocation-lunch-with-tina-maria-tavera/

Spaces are limited so please register soon. Note: upon completion of your registration, please be sure you receive a confirmation email and do not add the event to your calendar without completing the registration process.

If you have any questions, please contact the CCV office at (612) 330-1403 or email ccv@augsburg.edu.

We hope to see you there!

Christensen Vocation Lunch with “Tina” Maria Tavera

Comedian DJ Demers on Campus Tonight

submitted by kruzel@augsburg.edu

Comedian DJ Demers Coming to Campus TODAY

Award winning and nationally known comedian DJ Demers is coming to campus! DJ has been on America’s Got Talent and on Conan O’Brien, and is making a stop on his 30 day college tour at Augsburg.

When: Thursday, October 19th, 2017
Time: 8:00pm
Where: Hoversten Chapel – Foss Center
Tickets: Free – just show up
For More Information: www.djdemers.com/here-to-hear-tour/
Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1539487099442147/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2223%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

Let’s fill the chapel, Auggies!

Safe Block Event October 24th 6-8pm

submitted by wildera@augsburg.edu

Please join Residence Life and the Urness Hall team in collaboration with the First-Year Residential Committee with their annual event Safe Block. This Halloween program is geared towards kids and providing a safer Halloween experience. This event is open to children in the community, as well as children of staff and faculty at Augsburg. There will be tons of snacks, candy and fun to go around!

For more information, please contact Ijaaz Cousin at cousini@augsburg.edu.

Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas | Spring-Break Abroad

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Spend your spring break in Mexico and earn 4 credits!!!

On the spring break program, Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas, Mexico, you will meet with and learn about various Indigenous people’s approaches to social activism, learn about Indigenous cosmology and spirituality, Indigenous sovereignty or autonomy, and Indigenous cooperative/businesses and educational systems.

You can choose one 4-credit course to take on this program:
AIS 305 – Indigenous Issues of the Americas (elective course)
AIS 490 – Indigenous Issues of the Americas (Keystone course)
CCS 295 – Topics: Global Crossroads & Indigenous Resistance in Chiapas, Mexico (meets requirement for CCS major of one travel seminar and an elective, OR general elective for non-majors)
SPA 495 – Topics: Global Crossroads & Indigenous Resistance in Chiapas, Mexico (meets requirement for one culture class or one elective (for the SPA major or minor))

This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement!

APPLICATIONS are DUE NOVEMBER 1. Visit the Study Abroad/Away office in the Christensen Center to learn more, or speak with an adviser. You can also visit our website for full program information, pricing, and to start an application.

Get full program details and application information here!

Keeping Track of Auggies

Capman and Kochaver present Statistics posters

submitted by doree@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to Nyssa Capman (Mathematics & Physics majors) and Jennifer Kochaver (Mathematics major, Sociology & Statistics minors) for their successful poster presentations at the Twin Cities American Statistical Association Chapter 2017 Fall Research Conference on Monday October 9. Kochaver presented research on “Minority Stressors Predict Sexual Risk Behaviors and HIV Testing in a U.S. Sample of Transgender Individuals.” Capman’s work on “”Mapping the Dynamics of Surface Water Bodies Using Earth-observing Satellite Data: A Comparative Study” was awarded Best Undergraduate Poster. Kudos to both!

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Local high school student needs stats tutor

submitted by youngs@augsburg.edu

Do you like engaging others to learn? Have you worked with younger students before?
A local, female, high school student needs tutoring in AP statistics. Job is one hour per week, $20 per hour, on the Augsburg campus. You will help the student review her homework and correct it. Creative communication skills and easy going attitude needed. Call 612-872- 5289 or email sheesh6@yahoo.com for more information.