Mechanical and interior work continues on the Hagfors Center

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

This week’s Hagfors Center construction update includes photos of the fourth-floor mechanical area and the interior lobby area, as well as updates on the following activities:

[1] Cooling towers
[2] Interior work
[3] Roof work
[4] Window frames and glass
[5] Brick exterior on the flexible classroom
[6] Precast exterior brick

The full summary is on the Hagfors Center web site (see link below). You also can subscribe to regular emails about the Hagfors Center construction on that site.

See the full construction update for the week of January 30, 2017

NODAPL Meeting – Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

submitted by gudaitis@augsburg.edu

There will be a meeting in OGC 103 at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday to discuss how the Augsburg community can help the No Dakota Access Pipeline effort. We will be discussing creating a documentary to educate people about the pipeline. This documentary which will include interviews with people who have been to Standing Rock. We will also be discussing Augsburg’s relationship with Wells Fargo because of Wells Fargo’s involvement with funding the pipeline. All are welcome to join us on Wednesday!

Faculty and Staff Workshop on Thurs, Feb 2 – Supporting Students with Mental Health Concerns

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Campuses across the United States have been experiencing a significant increase of students with mental health concerns. This national trend is also apparent at Augsburg College.

Staff from the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC) and the Center for Learning and Accessible Student Services (CLASS), invite faculty for a session to discuss and share with colleagues strategies that work in the classroom for addressing the needs of these students. This will be an informal consultation continuing to define how faculty can be helpful to one another and how support staff can be of assistance.

Strategies for Supporting Students with Mental Health Concerns
Thursday, February 2
3:45-5:00pm, Marshall Room

Co-sponsored by the CWC, CLASS, and CTL.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

New Faculty Workshop on Wed, Feb 1 – Gen Ed 3.0

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Join Professor of History and Director of General Education Jacqui deVries in a discussion of liberal arts for the 21st century. The New Faculty Series is designed for the newest members of AugsburgÕs Faculty, but all faculty and staff are welcome.

New Faculty Series: Gen Ed 3.0
Wednesday, February 1
4:00-5:00pm, OGC 114 **note new location**

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

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning – Nominate by Feb 20

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the 2017 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, scholarship, or service.

All faculty or full-time staff who have been employed at the college for at least three years are eligible for the awards. Any member of the campus community – student, staff, or faculty – may nominate.

You may submit a nomination in one of three areas:

– Teaching –
Outstanding teaching encompasses many forms, pedagogies and is not restricted to the classroom. As such, nominations made in this category should demonstrate the nominee’s active engagement with students, creative approaches to instruction, ability to challenge students, and their overall passion for teaching. Up to two awards may be given in this category, one for FULL-TIME faculty and one for ADJUNCT faculty (2 courses per term or less).

– Service –
Nominations for this award should demonstrate the nominee’s impact on the college, community, or their discipline in a substantial and meaningful way. Nominees that impact the lives of students through supportive, thoughtful, and comprehensive mentoring and advising that go beyond the normal expectations of guiding students are eligible for this award.

– Scholarship –
Nominees in this category may be recognized for a consistent record of scholarship or a single project. In recognizing multiple forms of intellectual inquiry, nominations should speak directly to both the quality of scholarship as well as its contribution to their discipline, the college, or community.

Nomination deadline: February 20, 2017.

Submit your nomination using the online form on the CTL awards webpage.

Faculty Grants for Scholarship, Travel, and Course Design

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, applications for the 2017 annual CTL grants are being accepted now through Wednesday, February 15. The three annual grants are the Scholarship Grant, Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant, and Integrated Course Design Grant.

See the calls for proposals below:
http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_Scholarship.pdf
http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_Internationalization.pdf
http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_ICD.pdf

Visit the CTL Grants webpage for links to the online application forms.

Update on Christensen Center and campus dining

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Based on the results of a facilities review on Monday, January 30, we have more information about the repair and subsequent cleaning required following the fire this weekend in Christensen Center. To support the required work, Christensen Center third floor will be closed for repairs through Monday, February 27. The main and lower levels of Christensen Center will remain open during this time.

Environmental Assurance and other companies will monitor air quality on third floor and elsewhere in the building; no hazardous air quality conditions will result from this recovery work. The recovery work will require heavy use of the elevators in Christensen Center, but any materials transported will not affect air quality.

As a reminder:
Einstein’s will remain open during its regular hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Resident Students: Food service for resident students with meal plans will continue to be provided at Nabo, in Oren Gateway Center, during the hours posted below. Residence Life staff will communicate additional information about meal plans directly to the students with those plans.
Monday-Friday service
Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m., Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Salad & Deli: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday service
Brunch: 11:30am until 1:00pm, Dinner: 5:00pm until 7:00pm

Non-Resident Students, Faculty, Staff: Because Nabo will be focused on providing dining services for resident students with meal plans, all non-resident students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit Nabo only during non-meal times (see above). It will take a couple of days to get accustomed to the temporary dining service operations, which may mean some lines or delays at certain times. Students: please plan ahead based on their class schedules. Faculty: please be flexible if students are delayed in getting to class as a result of longer-than-typical waiting times for meals.

Food Service Update

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

The Kitchen and Commons will be closed for repairs until further notice.

Einstein’s will resume regular hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
There will be limited bagel and sweets options available, due to the kitchen being closed. All students can use their meal replacements at Einstein’s throughout the week.

Resident Students: Food service for resident students with meal plans will be provided at Nabo, in Oren Gateway Center, during the following hours:
Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Salad & Deli: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Non-Resident Students, Faculty, Staff: Because Nabo will be focused on providing dining services for resident students with meal plans, all non-resident students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit Nabo only during non-meal times (see above). During non-meal times, Nabo will offer coffee, espresso, and grab and go items. The usual menu will NOT be available, as the kitchen will be focused on providing dining services to those with meal plans.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Academic leadership positions posted – help spread the word

submitted by kaivola@augsburg.edu

Dear colleagues,

This spring we are conducting searches for two important leadership roles in the Academic Affairs division: (1) a Dean of Professional Studies and (2) an Assistant Provost for Global Education and Experience. These positions are now posted on the College website and in national publications, including the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.

Our chances of drawing a deep and diverse pool is greatly enhanced when we all use what professional networks we have to identify potential candidates. I would like to engage each of you in this process by asking you to share our postings
with people in your networks. Please encourage those who would be strong candidates to apply. Another option, if you have names of individuals you would like to recommend for either of these positions, is to send them to the search committee chairs.

For the Dean of Professional Studies, contact Laura Boisen (boisen@augsburg.edu)

For the Assistant Provost for Global Education and Experience, contact: Leah Spinosa de Vega (devega@augsburg.edu)

Thank you. In April, we plan to bring the top candidates for each position to campus. I hope many of you will attend the open sessions and provide your feedback then.

Karen

South 7th Street Closure

submitted by shropshi@augsburg.edu

The Department of Public Safety and Facilities Management have closed South 7th Street in support of the recovery and restoration efforts in Christensen Center. This closure is effective immediately and will conclude on Wednesday, March 1 at 11:59 pm.

Please use alternate routes when driving on campus. We apologize for any inconvenience that this closure may cause the Augsburg College Community.

Career Quick Stop

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Spring Semester: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-4:30 p.m.

These drop-in hours are designed to expand access to career coaches and to accommodate impromptu student career questions as they arise. During Quick Stop hours students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis for brief, 15-minute drop-in appointments. These times are meant for quick career questions, brief resume or cover letter reviews, or help getting started with an internship or job search.

Quick Stop is not intended to replace longer appointments, and we regret we cannot accommodate career assessment requests during Quick Stop hours (please schedule an individual appointment: 612-330-1148).

Auggie Networking Experience Event

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Auggie Networking Experience Event: Using “Yes” to Connect
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
5:30-7:30 pm; Hoversten Chapel
Register for this free event: www.augsburg.edu/strommen

Students are invited to this dynamic experience to meet with alumni from all professions to build their Auggie network. Augsburg alumna Jenni Lilledahl, co-owner of the Brave New Workshop, will offer strategies to help you jump-start meaningful conversations and say “yes” to new experiences. Free LinkedIn headshots and appetizers provided.

To learn more and register visit www.augsburg.edu/strommen/

Lot E (Visitor Lot) Closed

submitted by shropshi@augsburg.edu

The Department of Public Safety and Facilities Management will be closing Lot E (Visitor Lot) in support of the recovery and restoration efforts in the Christensen Center. The lot will be closed from Tuesday, January 31 at 5:00 am until Wednesday, March 1 at 11:59 pm.

If you are planning on hosting a visitor and wish to make parking arrangements for them, please email parking@augsburg.edu or make an in person inquiry at the Public Safety Dispatch Center in the Urness/Mortensen Lobby.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause the Augsburg College Community.

Message From President Pribbenow & Provost Kaivola

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

Hello Campus Community,

Please note that on Monday, January 30, President Pribbenow and Provost Kaivola issued a statement regarding recent executive orders issued by President Donald J. Trump related to immigration and to undocumented/DACA students. Please use the included link to view the statement.

Sincerely, Joanne K. Reeck

http://www.augsburg.edu/news/2017/01/30/trumpexecutiveorders/

Statement from President Pribbenow and Provost Kaivola on executive orders by President Trump

submitted by bishopc@augsburg.edu

President Pribbenow and Provost Kaivola respond to the recent executive orders on immigration and their impact on the campus community.

Statement: President Pribbenow, Provost Kaivola on Executive Orders by President Donald J. Trump

Romantic Relationships Study ($10 cash compensation)

submitted by chavez@augsburg.edu

Hello!
My name is Anabel Chavez, and IÕm a Psychology major and McNair Scholar at Augsburg College. I am conducting research this semester as a part of my Psychology Honors project and I would like to invite you to participate in my study!

WHAT?
This study looks at how relationship memories may relate to relationship satisfaction. Therefore, the study asks for participants to disclose two personal relationship-defining memories.

WHO can participate?
Participants are required to be at least 18 years of age and are currently involved in a romantic (but not marital) relationship. Participants will also need to have been in their current romantic relationship for at least 6 months (or longer). Participants who have participated in my summer research experiment, cannot participate again.

The study will require participants to come to the Augsburg College campus to take a survey (20-30 minutes). Participants will then have the choice to either receive 1 credit for their research participation requirement in PSY105/PSY215 or receive a $10 cash compensation for their time and effort.

For any further questions, concerns, or to schedule an appointment please send me an email at chavez@augsburg.edu.

Thank You!

Have You Found the Writing Lab?

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg College Writing Lab is now open for the spring term. Find the Writing Lab in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. Tutors will help any Augsburg student with any writing assignment during these hours:

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

Faculty/staff – If you would like a tutor to visit your class to present information on the Writing Lab, please contact K. Swanson, English.

Feb. 2 Multifaith Perspectives Event

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Greetings Augsburg Students, Faculty, and Staff!

Are you interested in discussions concerning faith and interfaith dialogue? Are you curious about the various ways the term “calling” plays into the lives of people of differing faiths? If so, consider attending this thought-provoking event!

On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 6:30 pm in Oren Gateway Center Room 100 Augsburg will be hosting “Calling in Today’s World: Multifaith Perspectives” an event aimed at discovering how and if different faiths share similar senses of calling as Christians do in their concept of vocation.

Three panelists from different faith backgrounds will come together to discuss the meaning of calling in their faiths, these panelists are Mark Berkson, Rabbi Amy Eilberg and Fardosa Hassan.

Mark Berkson is professor and chair in the Department of Religion at Hamline University. His work on Confucian and Daoist thought has appeared in numerous books and journals. His lecture series for the Great Courses, Cultivating Literacy for Religion, was released in 2012. His current project is Death, Immortality and the Afterlife: A Comparative Perspective.

Rabbi Amy Eilberg, the first woman ordained a rabbi in Judaism’s Conservative Movement, teaches and practices inter-religious and intra-Jewish dialogue. Deeply involved in the work of peace and reconciliation, she is the author of From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace (Orbis Books, 2014).

Fardosa Hassan is Muslim Student Program Associate at Augsburg College. She also works as the Interfaith Youth Connection Program Coordinator at Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul.

The event will be moderated by Martha Stortz, the Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation at Augsburg College. She is the author of A World According to God: Practices for Putting Faith at the Center of Your Life and Blessed to Follow: The Beatitudes As a Compass for Discipleship.

Questions? Email Emily Glaser at ccv@augsburg.edu

Alternative Spring Break 2017

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Looking for something meaningful to do this spring break? Consider signing up for Alternative Spring Break!

During the week of March 11th – 18th, Augsburg students will be traveling to West Virginia to work with Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity. This trip is a great opportunity for students of different backgrounds to come together, learn, and build community!

The cost of the trip is $250 which includes lodging, transportation, and most meals.
Registration forms can be found in the Campus Ministry Office or online at http://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry/spring-break-2017/
Spots fill up fast, so register soon! $100 is due at registration to secure your spot.

Want to learn more? Have questions? Email Emily Glaser at glasere@augsburg.edu

Like us on Facebook “Augsburg Alternative Spring Break” + Follow us on Twitter @AuggieSpringBrk

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation

Save the Date: Lunch and Learn – Financial Wellness

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Total Wellness is excited to announce a brown bag lunch and learn to focus on Financial Wellness in February. Auggie Professor Marc McIntosh will be presenting on Friday, February 10, from noon-1pm in East Commons, Christensen Center.

Save the date! Questions? Contact Nicole Peterlin at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Summer Study in China: Music Therapy, Social Work, Psych, Sociology students

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

China has a long, rich music heritage that is well integrated into ancient healing practices. Through visits to Beijing area hospitals, clinics, musical venues, conservatories, and community organizations that provide health related care, students experience the interplay of music and healing practices in China.

This program will also spend several days at a burn camp in Chongqing. This is a free camp designed for children ages 6-18 who have experienced burns, but do not have access to outpatient treatment. The camp helps children develop communication and social skills, confidence, psychological well-being, and physical wound healing

We will also visit other locations of interest such as The Great Wall, Old-Town Beijing, Dazu Rock Carvings, Yangtze River Cruise and more.

This program is designed for Music Therapy students, but would also be of interest to students in pre-med, nursing, psychology, social work, etc.

For more information, visit the program website:
http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=MusicTherapyChina

Applications are due March 1.

Pilgrimage in France – Get Credit This Summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

This summer, examine the history of medieval pilgrimage through an online summer course that culminates with a one-week pilgrimage in Europe with Prof. Phil Adamo, as well as participants from around the world.

The 1230 Pilgrimage to Pluscarden Abbey, in which students will participate, recreates a pilgrimage undertaken by medieval monks from the monastery of Val-des-Choux in Burgundy, France to Pluscarden Abbey in Scotland. The entire pilgrimage traverses 1400 miles in 3 months, though students in the course will only participate in one of the first three weeks.

Apply by February 24!

More information and application here:
http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PilgrimageEurope

Study in Germany or Slovenia this summer – Applications DUE TODAY

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Don’t pass up the chance to study abroad this summer with Augsburg Faculty. Earn credit and complete your Augsburg Experience Requirement! Apply by January 31 for the following programs:

SCIENCE AND RELIGION IN GERMANY
May 6-20, 2017
*Choose 1 or 2 courses; if 2 are taken, one must be REL 205:
-CHM 102: LAF Natural Sciences and Mathematics w/ Lab
-SCI 490: Science Keystone
-REL 205: Humanities LAF OR Search for Meaning II
studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=ScienceAndReligion

PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION IN SLOVENIA
May 6-20, 2017
*Choose 1 or 2 courses:
-EDC 490/580 (Keystone) or EDC 499/599, and
-PSY 295
studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia

Looking for something else? Search for other options at studyabroad.augsburg.edu

Health Care market deadline Jan. 31 – TODAY

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

January 31, 2017 is the last day to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. January 31 is the last day to enroll in or change a 2017 health plan. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

Go to HealthCare.gov or CuidadDeSalud.gov and learn more. You can also call 1-800-318-2596, available 24 hours/day. If you need help or assistance, contact Genu Vang, Community Resource Coordinator, Center for Wellness and counseling, 612-330-1707, or vangg@augsburg.edu.

If you’ve signed up for insurance – be sure to use it! If you have questions about coverage, contact Genu Vang (contact information provided above).

Nominate Outstanding Staff

submitted by johnsod@augsburg.edu

The Outstanding Staff Award is intended to recognize exceptional Augsburg staff members who exemplify the mission statement of the College through their actions.

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, February 7 and may be submitted from any current staff, faculty, or student at Augsburg College; self-nominations are not allowed.

Five staff will be receive the Outstanding Staff Award and one will received the Newcomer Award. These individuals will be recognized at the annual Staff Appreciation Awards on Thursday, March 2 from 2-4 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

Learn more and submit your nominations on the Staff Senate website.

Food Service Update

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

The Kitchen and Commons will be closed for repairs until further notice.

Einstein’s will resume regular hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
There will be limited bagel and sweets options available, due to the kitchen being closed. All students can use their meal replacements at Einsteins throughout the week.

Resident Students: Food service for resident students with meal plans will be provided at Nabo, in Oren Gateway Center, during the following hours:
Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Salad & Deli: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Non-Resident Students, Faculty, Staff: Because Nabo will be focused on providing dining services for resident students with meal plans, all non-resident students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit Nabo only during non-meal times (see above). During non-meal times, Nabo will offer coffee, espresso, and “grab and go items.” The usual menu will NOT be available, as the kitchen will be focused on providing dining services to those with meal plans.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Thursday, February 9: 2nd Annual Fosdick Lecture

submitted by hansona2@augsburg.edu

Join the Augsburg College Office of Campus Ministry on Thursday, February 9, 2017, for ‰”Good News/Bad News: Preaching the Gospel and the Headlines,‰” the second Fosdick Lecture on Preaching. We welcome the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, Senior Minister of The Riverside Church, New York, who will be the featured lecturer and preacher.

Schedule:
9:30 a.m.: Coffee & Registration
10 a.m.: Lecture
11:30 a.m.: Chapel Service

This event will be held in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Make your reservation today!

Morning Chapel: Mindful Monday with Krista Costin

submitted by hansona2@augsburg.edu

Please join us in the chapel today at 10:40 a.m. for Mindful Monday with Krista Costin. Krista uses a unique combination of chanting and yoga poses to guide us in exploring mindfulness.

Chapel this week:
Tuesday, 1/31, 11:30 a.m.: Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres, Associate College Pastor, preaching, ‰”Cracked Open.” Musician: Brady Geary, piano.

Chapel Series, ‰”Called to Be the Neighbor‰”
Wednesday, 2/1, 10:40 a.m.: Lee George, Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, speaking. Musician: Kaylie Johnson ‰’17, trumpet.

Thursday, 2/2, 11:30 a.m.: Nick Mordal ‰’17 Senior Chapel, joined by Jared Waln.

Friday, 2/3, 10:40 a.m.: Pastor Kelly Chatman, Redeemer Lutheran Church, preaching.

We gather in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center ‰– Everyone is welcome!

More information

Update on Christensen Center and campus dining

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Christensen Center is open beginning today, Monday, January 30. The third floor (Commons, meeting rooms, and kitchen) will be closed while repairs continue.

Einstein‰’s has resumed regular hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Resident Students: Food service for resident students with meal plans will be provided at Nabo, in Oren Gateway Center, during the following hours:
Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Salad & Deli: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Non-Resident Students, Faculty, Staff: Because Nabo will be focused on providing dining services for resident students with meal plans, all non-resident students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit Nabo only during non-meal times (see above). During non-meal times, Nabo will offer coffee, espresso, and ‰”grab and go items.‰” The usual menu will NOT be available, as the kitchen will be focused on providing dining services to those with meal plans.

Further updates will be posted on A-mail during the week.

Faculty CTL Grant Applications Due on February 15

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, submit your applications for the annual CTL grants by Wednesday, February 15. The three annual awards are as follows. See the links for more information about each grant opportunity.

Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant – http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_Internationalization.pdf
Integrated Course Design Grant – http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_ICD.pdf
Scholarship Grant – http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_Scholarship.pdf

Visit the CTL Grants webpage for links to the online application forms: http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/grant-applications/

Curious about past grant recipients? See this page on the CTL website.

Nominate a Colleague for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to make nominations for the 2017 CTL 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, scholarship, or service.

All faculty (including adjuncts!) or full-time staff who have been employed at the college for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

Read more information about the three award categories and find the online nomination form on the CTL awards webpage: http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/awards/

Curious about past award winners? You can read about them on the CTL website.

New Faculty Series on Feb 1 – General Education 3.0

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Join Professor of History and Director of General Education Jacqui deVries in a discussion of liberal arts for the 21st century.

The New Faculty Series is designed for the newest members of Augsburg‰’s Faculty, but all faculty and staff are welcome.

New Faculty Series: Gen Ed 3.0
Wednesday, February 1
4-5 p.m., OGC 100

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

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Faculty Workshop on Feb 2 – Supporting Students with Mental Health Concerns

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, mark your calendars for this upcoming workshop. Campuses across the United States have been experiencing a significant increase of students with mental health concerns. This national trend is also apparent at Augsburg College.

Staff from the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC) and the Center for Learning and Accessible Student Services (CLASS), invite faculty for a session to discuss and share with colleagues strategies that work in the classroom for addressing the needs of these students. This will be an informal consultation continuing to define how faculty can be helpful to one another and how support staff can be of assistance.

Strategies for Supporting Students with Mental Health Concerns
Thursday, February 2nd
3:45-5:00pm, Marshall Room

Co-sponsored by the CWC, CLASS, and CTL.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Film Screening: Disturbing the Peace

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Disturbing the Peace follows former enemy combatants‰–Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison–who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers to nonviolent peace activists leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace. They stand in a long line of individuals‰–from Gandhi, to MLK Jr., to Rosa Parks‰–willing to “disturb the peace,” in an effort to move us all toward a more just and peaceful world.

The Minneapolis screening will take place here at Augsburg’s campus:
When: Wednesday, February 8 from 7-9 p.m.
Where: Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Avenue

The premiere will be followed by a discussion with members of Combatants for Peace and moderated by UMN Theater Professor Sonja Kuftinec.

Co-sponsored by: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance and Institute for Advanced Study, Augsburg College — Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and East Side Freedom Library

Note: The film does contain some scenes of graphic violence from the conflict in Israel and Palestine.

Disturbing the Peace Trailer

Career Quick Stop

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Spring Semester: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-4:30 p.m.

These drop-in hours are designed to expand access to career coaches and to accommodate impromptu student career questions as they arise. During Quick Stop hours students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis for brief, 15-minute drop-in appointments. These times are meant for quick career questions, brief resume or cover letter reviews, or help getting started with an internship or job search.

Quick Stop is not intended to replace longer appointments, and we regret we cannot accommodate career assessment requests during Quick Stop hours (please schedule an individual appointment: 612-330-1148).

Auggie Networking Experience – Register Now

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Auggie Networking Experience Event — Using “Yes” to Connect
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
5:30-7:30 pm; Hoversten Chapel
Register for this free event: www.augsburg.edu/strommen

Students are invited to this dynamic experience to meet with alumni from all professions to build their Auggie network. Augsburg alumna Jenni Lilledahl, co-owner of the Brave New Workshop, will offer strategies to help you jump-start meaningful conversations and say ‰”yes” to new experiences. Free LinkedIn headshots and appetizers provided.

Feb. 2 Multifaith Perspectives Event

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Greetings Augsburg Students, Faculty, and Staff!

Are you interested in discussions concerning faith and interfaith dialogue? Are you curious about the various ways the term ‰”calling” plays into the lives of people of differing faiths? If so, consider attending this thought-provoking event!

On Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Oren Gateway Center Room 100, Augsburg will be hosting ‰”Calling in Today‰’s World: Multifaith Perspectives‰” an event aimed at discovering how and if different faiths share similar senses of calling as Christians do in their concept of vocation.

Three panelists from different faith backgrounds will come together to discuss the meaning of calling in their faiths. These panelists are Mark Berkson, Rabbi Amy Eilberg and Fardosa Hassan.

Mark Berkson is professor and chair in the Department of Religion at Hamline University. His work on Confucian and Daoist thought has appeared in numerous books and journals. His lecture series for the Great Courses, Cultivating Literacy for Religion, was released in 2012. His current project is Death, Immortality and the Afterlife: A Comparative Perspective.

Rabbi Amy Eilberg, the first woman ordained a rabbi in Judaism‰’s Conservative Movement, teaches and practices inter-religious and intra-Jewish dialogue. Deeply involved in the work of peace and reconciliation, she is the author of From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace (Orbis Books, 2014).

Fardosa Hassan is Muslim Student Program Associate at Augsburg College. She also works as the Interfaith Youth Connection Program Coordinator at Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul.

The event will be moderated by Martha Stortz, the Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation at Augsburg College. She is the author of A World According to God: Practices for Putting Faith at the Center of Your Life and Blessed to Follow: The Beatitudes As a Compass for Discipleship.

Questions? Email Emily Glaser at ccv@augsburg.edu

Alternative Spring Break 2017

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Looking for something meaningful to do this spring break? Consider signing up for Alternative Spring Break!

During the week of March 11-18, Augsburg students will be traveling to West Virginia to work with Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity. This trip is a great opportunity for students of different backgrounds to come together, learn, and build community!

The cost of the trip is $250, which includes lodging, transportation, and most meals.
Registration forms can be found in the Campus Ministry Office or online at http://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry/spring-break-2017/
Spots fill up fast, so register soon! $100 is due at registration to secure your spot.

Want to learn more? Have questions? Email Emily Glaser at glasere@augsburg.edu

Like us on Facebook ‰”Augsburg Alternative Spring Break‰” + Follow us on Twitter @AuggieSpringBrk

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation

February 9: The 2nd Annual Fosdick Lecture

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Join the Augsburg College Office of Campus Ministry on Thursday, February 9, 2017, for “Good News/Bad News: Preaching the Gospel and the Headlines,” the second Fosdick Lecture on Preaching. We welcome the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, Senior Minister of The Riverside Church, New York, who will be the featured lecturer and preacher.

Schedule:
9:30am: Coffee & Registration
10:00am: Lecture
11:30am: Chapel Service

This event will be held in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Make your reservation today!

Morning Chapel: President Pribbenow Preaching

submitted by hansona2@augsburg.edu

Join us in the chapel today at 10:40am: Dr. Paul C. Pribbenow, Augsburg College President, preaching. Joined by The Mozart Ensemble: Abby Salmonson, English Horn; Erika Parvi, violin; Kristina Krasnokvtski, violin; and Derek Johnson, cello

Chapel next week:
Monday, 1/30, 10:40am: Mindful Monday with Krista Costin
Tuesday, 1/31, 11:30am: Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres, Associate College Pastor, preaching, “Cracked Open.” Musician: Brady Geary, piano.

Chapel Series, “Called to Be the Neighbor”
Wednesday, 2/1, 10:40am: Lee George, Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, speaking. Musician: Kaylie Johnson ’17, trumpet.
Thursday, 2/2, 10:40am: Nick Mordal ’17 Senior Chapel, joined by Jared Waln.
Friday, 2/3, 10:40am: Pastor Kelly Chatman, Redeemer Lutheran Church, preaching. There will be a special blessing and sending for Melodie Lane, Athletic Department.

We gather in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center – Everyone is welcome!

More information

Study in China this Summer: Music Therapy, Social Work, Psych, Sociology students

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

China has a long, rich music heritage that is well integrated into ancient healing practices. Through visits to Beijing area hospitals, clinics, musical venues, conservatories, and community organizations that provide health related care, students experience the interplay of music and healing practices in China.

This program will also spend several days at a burn camp in Chongqing. This is a free camp designed for children ages 6-18 who have experienced burns, but do not have access to outpatient treatment. The camp helps children develop communication and social skills, confidence, psychological well-being, and physical wound healing

We will also visit other locations of interest such as The Great Wall, Old-Town Beijing, Dazu Rock Carvings, Yangtze River Cruise and more.

This program is designed for Music Therapy students, but would also be of interest to students in pre-med, nursing, psychology, social work, etc.

For more information, visit the program website:
http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=MusicTherapyChina

Applications are due March 1.

Pilgrimage in France – Get Credit This Summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

This summer, examine the history of medieval pilgrimage through an online summer course that culminates with a one-week pilgrimage in Europe with Prof. Phil Adamo, as well as participants from around the world.

The 1230 Pilgrimage to Pluscarden Abbey, in which students will participate, recreates a pilgrimage undertaken by medieval monks from the monastery of Val-des-Choux in Burgundy, France to Pluscarden Abbey in Scotland. The entire pilgrimage traverses 1400 miles in 3 months, though students in the course will only participate in one of the first three weeks.

Apply by February 24!

More information and application here:
http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PilgrimageEurope

Study in Germany or Slovenia this summer – Applications due January 31

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Don’t pass up the chance to study abroad this summer with Augsburg Faculty. Earn credit and complete your Augsburg Experience Requirement! Apply by January 31 for the following programs:

SCIENCE AND RELIGION IN GERMANY
May 6-20, 2017
*Choose 1 or 2 courses; if 2 are taken, one must be REL 205:
• CHM 102: LAF Natural Sciences and Mathematics w/ Lab
• SCI 490: Science Keystone
• REL 205: Humanities LAF OR Search for Meaning II
studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=ScienceAndReligion

PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION IN SLOVENIA
May 6-20, 2017
*Choose 1 or 2 courses:
• EDC 490/580 (Keystone) or EDC 499/599, and
• PSY 295
studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia

Looking for something else? Search for other options at studyabroad.augsburg.edu

Feb. 2 Multifaith Perspectives Event

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Greetings Augsburg Students, Faculty, and Staff!

Are you interested in discussions concerning faith and interfaith dialogue? Are you curious about the various ways the term “calling” plays into the lives of people of differing faiths? If so, consider attending this thought-provoking event!

On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 6:30 pm in Oren Gateway Center Room 100 Augsburg will be hosting “Calling in Today’s World: Multifaith Perspectives” an event aimed at discovering how and if different faiths share similar senses of calling as Christians do in their concept of vocation.

Three panelists from different faith backgrounds will come together to discuss the meaning of calling in their faiths, these panelists are Mark Berkson, Rabbi Amy Eilberg and Fardosa Hassan.

Mark Berkson is professor and chair in the Department of Religion at Hamline University. His work on Confucian and Daoist thought has appeared in numerous books and journals. His lecture series for the Great Courses, Cultivating Literacy for Religion, was released in 2012. His current project is Death, Immortality and the Afterlife: A Comparative Perspective.

Rabbi Amy Eilberg, the first woman ordained a rabbi in Judaism’s Conservative Movement, teaches and practices inter-religious and intra-Jewish dialogue. Deeply involved in the work of peace and reconciliation, she is the author of From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace (Orbis Books, 2014).

Fardosa Hassan is Muslim Student Program Associate at Augsburg College. She also works as the Interfaith Youth Connection Program Coordinator at Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul.

The event will be moderated by Martha Stortz, the Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation at Augsburg College. She is the author of A World According to God: Practices for Putting Faith at the Center of Your Life and Blessed to Follow: The Beatitudes As a Compass for Discipleship.

Questions? Email Emily Glaser at ccv@augsburg.edu

Alternative Spring Break 2017

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Looking for something meaningful to do this spring break? Consider signing up for Alternative Spring Break!

During the week of March 11th – 18th, Augsburg students will be traveling to West Virginia to work with Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity. This trip is a great opportunity for students of different backgrounds to come together, learn, and build community!

The cost of the trip is $250 which includes lodging, transportation, and most meals.
Registration forms can be found in the Campus Ministry Office or online at http://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry/spring-break-2017/
Spots fill up fast, so register soon! $100 is due at registration to secure your spot.

Want to learn more? Have questions? Email Emily Glaser at glasere@augsburg.edu

Like us on Facebook “Augsburg Alternative Spring Break” + Follow us on Twitter @AuggieSpringBrk

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation

Health care market deadline on Jan.31

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

There is still time to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. January 31, 2017, is the last day to enroll in or change a 2017 health plan. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

Go to HealthCare.gov or CuidadDeSalud.gov and learn more. You can also call 1-800-318-2596, available 24 hours/day. If you need help or assistance, contact Genu Vang, Community Resource Coordinator, Center for Wellness and counseling, 612-330-1707, or vangg@augsburg.edu.

If you’ve signed up for insurance – be sure to use it! If you have questions about coverage, contact Genu Vang (contact information provided above).

MinnesotaCare is open to DACA students

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

As of January 1, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) will provide MinnesotaCare coverage to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) grantees who meet all MinnesotaCare eligibility requirements. www.mn.gov/dhs

DACA grantees who want to apply for MinnesotaCare must use the DHS-6696, Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs.

Forward applications to DHS by fax or mail: fax number: 651-431-7579 or mail to Minnesota Department of Human Services, PO Box 64839, St. Paul, MN 55164-0839

To receive MinnesotaCare coverage beginning January 1, 2017, an eligible DACA grantee must submit an application on or before January 31, 2017. If a DACA grantee applies after January 31, 2017, and is determined eligible, they will qualify for MinnesotaCare coverage beginning no earlier than the first day of the month after eligibility is approved.

Romantic Relationships Study ($10 cash compensation)

submitted by chavez@augsburg.edu

Hello!
My name is Anabel Chavez, and I’m a Psychology major and McNair Scholar at Augsburg College. I am conducting research this semester as a part of my Psychology Honors project and I would like to invite you to participate in my study!

WHAT?
This study looks at how relationship memories may relate to relationship satisfaction. Therefore, the study asks for participants to disclose two personal relationship-defining memories.

WHO can participate?
Participants are required to be at least 18 years of age and are currently involved in a romantic (but not marital) relationship. Participants will also need to have been in their current romantic relationship for at least 6 months (or longer). Participants who have participated in my summer research experiment, cannot participate again.

The study will require participants to come to the Augsburg College campus to take a survey (20-30 minutes). Participants will then have the choice to either receive 1 credit for their research participation requirement in PSY105/PSY215 or receive a $10 cash compensation for their time and effort.

For any further questions, concerns, or to schedule an appointment please send me an email at chavez@augsburg.edu.

Thank You!

Grant Funding for Faculty – Apply by February 15

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, applications for the 2017 annual CTL grants are being accepted now through Wednesday, February 15.

The three annual grants are the following:
– Scholarship Grant –
Scholarship grants can be used to support faculty scholarship in a variety of ways, including reimbursement for project expenses, a summer stipend, or course reassignment (with Chair and Provost approval). Grants will likely be in the form of two course reassignments, two $4,000 grants, and up to four $2,000 grants. Final award levels will be based on the merit and need of individual projects as well as the pool of applications. See the call for proposals here: http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_Scholarship.pdf

– Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant –
Two travel grants of up to $2,5000 will be awarded to faculty interested in pursuing teaching, research, curriculum development/integration, or other scholarship collaboration with an Augsburg CGEE Global Site or with an existing international partner institution. See the call for proposals here: http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_Internationalization.pdf

– Integrated Course Design Grant –
The ICD initiative is intended to provide an opportunity for faculty to spend a significant amount of time on course design. All proposals for course design and revision are welcome, but those that best demonstrate how their course design project would address creating more inclusive classroom experiences for students are strongly encouraged. See the call for proposals here: http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_ICD.pdf

Visit the CTL grants webpage to apply.

Recognize Faculty and Staff through a CTL Award Nomination

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Students, faculty and staff – the Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the 2017 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, scholarship, or service. All faculty (full-time and adjunct) or full-time staff who have been employed at the college for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

Nominations will be accepted through February 20, 2017.

See the CTL awards web page for more information and to submit the online nomination form.

Strategies for Supporting Students with Mental Health Concerns next Thursday, Feb. 2

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, mark your calendars for this upcoming workshop. Campuses across the United States have been experiencing a significant increase of students with mental health concerns. This national trend is also apparent at Augsburg College.

Staff from the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC) and the Center for Learning and Accessible Student Services (CLASS), invite faculty for a session to discuss and share with colleagues strategies that work in the classroom for addressing the needs of these students. This will be an informal consultation continuing to define how faculty can be helpful to one another and how support staff can be of assistance.

Strategies for Supporting Students with Mental Health Concerns
Thursday, February 1
3:45-5:00pm, Marshall Room

Co-sponsored by the CWC, CLASS, and CTL.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

New Faculty Series: Gen Ed 3.0 next Wednesday, Feb. 1

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Join Professor of History and Director of General Education Jacqui deVries in a discussion of liberal arts for the 21st century. The New Faculty Series is designed for the newest members of Augsburg’s Faculty, but all faculty and staff are welcome.

New Faculty Series: Gen Ed 3.0
Wednesday, February 1
4:00-5:00pm, OGC 100

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

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Augsburg Central America Semester Program receives Notable Mention

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Center for Global Education and Experience semester program,
Social Change in Central America: Exploring Peace, Justice and Community Engagement, program has been awarded a Notable Mention on GoAbroad’s list of Top Rated Study Abroad Programs of 2016! Of the thousands of programs listed on the GoAbroad website, the Augsburg CGEE program was one of the most highly rated programs of 2016!

Congratulations to the CGEE Staff, especially the Central America staff and faculty!

All Auggies have the opportunity to study abroad in Central America (or elsewhere) as part of their academic experience – stop by our office in Christensen Center to learn more!

See the Full List of Top Rated Organizations & Programs here:

GoAbroad’s Top Rated Organizations & Programs of 2016

Romantic Relationship Study ($10 Cash Compensation)

submitted by chavez@augsburg.edu

Hello!
My name is Anabel Chavez, and I’m a Psychology major and McNair Scholar at Augsburg College. I am conducting research this semester as a part of my Psychology Honors project and I would like to invite you to participate in my study!

WHAT?
This study looks at how relationship memories may relate to relationship satisfaction. Therefore, the study asks for participants to disclose two personal relationship-defining memories.

WHO can participate?
Participants are required to be at least 18 years of age and are currently involved in a romantic (but not marital) relationship. Participants will also need to have been in their current romantic relationship for at least 6 months (or longer). Participants who have participated in my summer research experiment, cannot participate again.

The study will require participants to come to the Augsburg College campus to take a survey (20-30 minutes). Participants will then have the choice to either receive 1 credit for their research participation requirement in PSY105/PSY215 or receive a $10 cash compensation for their time and effort.

For any further questions, concerns, or to schedule an appointment please send me an email at chavez@augsburg.edu.

Thank You!

It’s Time to Find the Writing Lab

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg College Writing Lab is now open for the spring term. Tutors will help any Augsburg student with any writing assignment during these hours:

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

Faculty/staff – If you would like a tutor to visit your class to present information on the WL, please contact K. Swanson, English.

Kemper Scholarship – Applications Are Due Jan. 31

submitted by ricomem@augsburg.edu

The Kemper Scholars Program is designed for first-year students who are pursuing, or intend to pursue, a business-related degree program such as accounting, data science, finance, risk management, economics, statistics, math, computer science, communications, and/or actuarial science. Scholars receive:

*Up to $10,000 yearly scholarship
*2 paid internships:
*1 paid summer internship at a nonprofit in Chicago, learning and living with 25 fellow Kemper Scholars
*1 paid summer internship at one of the many Kemper companies around the US
*Paid trip to annual Kemper Conference in Chicago; 3 summers

Augsburg is one of only 15 liberal arts colleges selected to take part in the Kemper Scholars Program. Go to http://www.jskemper.org/kemper-scholars-program to learn more about this incredible opportunity.

Please set up an appointment with URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu or x1446 to confirm your eligibility if you plan to apply. URGO is available to provide feedback on applications as well if you wish to meet with us before submitting your application.

Applications are due January 31.

URGO Research App: Phase 1 Due Feb. 1

submitted by ricomem@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2017 summer research are now available on the URGO website at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/. All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO Summer Research Program:
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 15th – July 28th.

URGO Summer Research Assistantships:
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 1st.

Visit URGO for Advising on Grad School Apps

submitted by ricomem@augsburg.edu

Applying to grad school? Come meet with URGO staff for individualized advising on finding and selecting programs, preparing for standardized tests, securing letters of recommendation, and writing application essays. We are here to help you through the process!

To make an appointment you can call the URGO office at 612-330-1446 or email us at urgo@augsburg.edu.

Save the Date: Lunch and Learn – Financial Wellness

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Total Wellness is excited to announce a brown bag lunch and learn to focus on Financial Wellness in February. Auggie Professor Marc McIntosh will be presenting on Friday, February 10, from noon-1pm.

Save the date! More information will follow. Questions? Contact Nicole Peterlin at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

TODAY—Pop-up Museum: “Race & Ethnicity in the Middle Ages”—Reception on 1/26, 4-5pm

submitted by adamo@augsburg.edu

Medieval history was long taught as a narrative of white Europeans, even though the historical sources—literary and visual—suggested a more complex demographic. Scholars of the medieval period avoided terms like racism, a 19th-century construct, and seemed to suggest that without the term, nothing like racism could exist.

In fall of 2016, students in HIS 440, Race & Ethnicity in the Middle Ages, examined the range of racial and ethnic identities in the Middle Ages, and how medieval Europeans interacted with them. As a final project, they created a “pop-up museum” on this subject, designed to spur dialog about how racial perceptions of the past relate to our own times.

The exhibit, “Race & Ethnicity in the Middle Ages,” is in the second-floor “link” area of Lindell Library. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 26 from 4 to 5 PM. Students will be on hand to discuss their posters. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Tomorrow: Melodie’s Farewell Gathering

submitted by swensonj@augsburg.edu

Melodie Lane will be leaving her position at Augsburg at the end of January to take on a new role as Early Childhood Special Education Teacher in the Mille Lacs Lake area.

Please join us in celebrating a new opportunity for Melodie as well as thanking her for her many years of excellent work here at Augsburg.

Where: Si Melby 206/Lobby
When: Friday, January 27–11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m
Lunch will be provided!

Submit Outstanding Staff Award Nominations

submitted by johnsod@augsburg.edu

The Outstanding Staff Award is intended to recognize exceptional Augsburg staff members who exemplify the mission statement of the College through their actions.

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, February 7, and may be submitted by any current staff, faculty, or student at Augsburg College; self-nominations are not allowed.

Five staff will receive the Outstanding Staff Award and one will receive the Newcomer Award. These individuals will be recognized at the annual Staff Appreciation Awards on Thursday, March 2, from 2–4 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

Learn more about the awards and submit your nominations on the Staff Senate website.

TODAY – 1/26 Connect with Employers

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Join the Strommen Career & Internship Center on Thursday, January 26, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center. (Stop by for a few minutes or the entire time.)

The following employers are excited to meet you and answer your questions about their field, offer you tips for how to stand out in the job or internship search, and even review your resume. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about possible careers you could have after leaving Augsburg College. No appointment necessary – feel free to dress casually.

Representatives include:

Wells Fargo – is a provider of banking, mortgage, investing, credit card, insurance, and consumer and commercial financial services. They offer a number of summer internships and full-time entry level opportunities.

SPS Commerce – providing cloud-based technology services for the retail industry. They offer a variety of full-time opportunities.

Lutheran Social Services – LSS helps Minnesotans by providing a wide range of human support services related to the basic necessities of life – food and shelter, physical health and safety. Internship and full-time entry level opportunities.

Minnesota United FC – A professional soccer team headquartered in Minnesota and playing in Major League Soccer. The company employs and contracts with a wide range of talented individuals including professional athletes and coaching staff, graphic designers, voice-over talent, writers, video production directors and crew, marketing and sales professionals, accountants, public relations professionals, attorneys, and web and software developers.

Questions? 612-330-1148 careers@augsburg.edu

Mini-Grants for Environmental Stewardship

submitted by perrine@augsburg.edu

We are still looking for students, faculty, staff who are interested in grant money for environmental stewardship! Projects could include: class learning activities, supplies for research, conferences or workshops, tangible purchases (i.e.- water fountains, compost bags, bus or NiceRide passes), reuse/recycle projects (i.e.- clothing drive), or any idea you may have! Applications accepted on a rolling basis until March 30, 2017. Maximum Award is $2,500.

Please apply at http://www.123contactform.com/form-2283071/My-Form-2 . Questions? Please email Jim Perrine, Graduate Student and Environmental Ethics Fellow, at perrine@augsburg.edu.

Faculty Grants for Scholarship, Travel, and Course Design

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, applications for the 2017 annual CTL grants are being accepted now through Wednesday, February 15.

– Scholarship Grant –
Scholarship grants can be used to support faculty scholarship in a variety of ways, including reimbursement for project expenses, a summer stipend, or course reassignment (with Chair and Provost approval). Grants will likely be in the form of two course reassignments, two $4,000 grants, and up to four $2,000 grants. Final award levels will be based on the merit and need of individual projects as well as the pool of applications. See the call for proposals here: http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_Scholarship.pdf

– Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant –
Two travel grants of up to $2,5000 will be awarded to faculty interested in pursuing teaching, research, curriculum development/integration, or other scholarship collaboration with an Augsburg CGEE Global Site or with an existing international partner institution. See the call for proposals here: http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_Internationalization.pdf

– Integrated Course Design Grant –
The ICD initiative is intended to provide an opportunity for faculty to spend a significant amount of time on course design. All proposals for course design and revision are welcome, but those that best demonstrate how their course design project would address creating more inclusive classroom experiences for students are strongly encouraged. See the call for proposals here: http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_ICD.pdf

Read more about CTL grant opportunities and see links to the online application forms.

Nominate Faculty & Staff for Distinguished Contributions Awards

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the 2017 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, scholarship, or service.

All faculty (including adjunct!) or full-time staff who have been employed at the college for at least three years are eligible for the awards. Any member of the campus community – student, staff, or faculty – may nominate.

Read about the three nominations areas – Teaching, Scholarship, and Service – on the CTL awards webpage: http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/awards/

The deadline to make a nomination is Monday, February 20th.

Go to the CTL awards webpage for the online nomination form.

New Faculty Series: Gen Ed 3.0 – Next Wed., Feb. 1

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Join Professor of History and Director of General Education Jacqui deVries in a discussion of liberal arts for the 21st century. The New Faculty Series is designed for the newest members of Augsburg’s faculty, but all faculty and staff are welcome.

New Faculty Series: Gen Ed 3.0
Wednesday, February 1
4:00-5:00 pm, OGC 100

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

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Auggie Networking Experience

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Auggie Networking Experience Event – Using “YES” to CONNECT
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
5:30-7:30 pm; Hoversten Chapel
Register for this free event: www.augsburg.edu/strommen

Students are invited to this dynamic experience to meet with alumni from all professions to build their Auggie network. Keynote speaker: Auggie alum and co-owner of the Brave New Workshop, will offer strategies to help you jump – start meaningful conversations and say “yes” to new experiences. Free LinkedIn headshots and appetizers provided.

Disturbing the Peace – Film Screening

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Disturbing the Peace is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities. The film follows former enemy combatants — Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters — who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for the dream of a free and secure world, who will stand with them?

The Minneapolis screening will take place here at Augsburg Campus:
When: Wednesday, February 8th from 7:00-9:00 pm
Where Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Avenue

The premiere will be followed by a discussion with members of Combatants for Peace and moderated by UMN Theater Professor Sonja Kuftinec.

Co-sponsored by: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance and Institute for Advanced Study, Augsburg College – Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and East Side Freedom Library

Disturbing the Peace

Romantic Relationships Study

submitted by chavez@augsburg.edu

Hello!
My name is Anabel Chavez, and I’m a Psychology major and McNair Scholar at Augsburg College. I am conducting research this semester as a part of my Psychology Honors project and I would like to invite you to participate in my study!

WHAT?
This study looks at how relationship memories may relate to relationship satisfaction. Therefore, the study asks for participants to disclose two personal relationship-defining memories.

WHO can participate?
Participants are required to be at least 18 years of age and are currently involved in a romantic (but not marital) relationship. Participants will also need to have been in their current romantic relationship for at least 6 months (or longer). Participants who have participated in my summer research experiment, cannot participate again.

The study will require participants to come to the Augsburg College campus to take a survey (20-30 minutes). Participants will then have the choice to either receive 1 credit for their research participation requirement in PSY105/PSY215 or receive a $10 cash compensation for their time and effort.

For any further questions, concerns, or to schedule an appointment please send me an email at chavez@augsburg.edu.

Thank You!

Study in China this Summer: Music Therapy, Social Work, Psych, Sociology majors

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

China has a long, rich music heritage that is well integrated into ancient healing practices. Through visits to Beijing area hospitals, clinics, musical venues, conservatories, and community organizations that provide health related care, students experience the interplay of music and healing practices in China.

This program will also spend several days at a burn camp in Chongqing. This is a free camp designed for children ages 6-18 who have experienced burns, but do not have access to outpatient treatment. The camp helps children develop communication and social skills, confidence, psychological well-being, and physical wound healing

We will also visit other locations of interest such as The Great Wall, Old-Town Beijing, Dazu Rock Carvings, Yangtze River Cruise and more.

This program is designed for Music Therapy students, but would also be of interest to students in pre-med, nursing, psychology, social work, etc.

For more information, visit the program website:
http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=MusicTherapyChina

Applications are due March 1.

Pilgrimage in France – Get Credit This Summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

This summer, examine the history of medieval pilgrimage through an online summer course that culminates with a one-week pilgrimage in Europe with Prof. Phil Adamo, as well as participants from around the world.

The 1230 Pilgrimage to Pluscarden Abbey, in which students will participate, recreates a pilgrimage undertaken by medieval monks from the monastery of Val-des-Choux in Burgundy, France to Pluscarden Abbey in Scotland. The entire pilgrimage traverses 1400 miles in 3 months, though students in the course will only participate in one of the first three weeks.

Apply by February 24!

More information and application here:
http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PilgrimageEurope

Study Abroad This Summer – Apply by January 31

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Don’t pass up the chance to study abroad this summer with Augsburg Faculty. Earn credit and complete your Augsburg Experience Requirement! Apply by January 31 for the following programs:

SCIENCE AND RELIGION IN GERMANY
May 6-20, 2017
*Choose 1 or 2 courses; if 2 are taken, one must be REL 205:
• CHM 102: LAF Natural Sciences and Mathematics w/ Lab
• SCI 490: Science Keystone
• REL 205: Humanities LAF OR Search for Meaning II
studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=ScienceAndReligion

PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION IN SLOVENIA
May 6-20, 2017
*Choose 1 or 2 courses:
• EDC 490/580 (Keystone) or EDC 499/599, and
• PSY 295
studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia

Looking for something else? Search for other options at studyabroad.augsburg.edu

Celebrating Kim Stone

submitted by riddle@augsburg.edu

Please join us in congratulating Kim Stone on her new position as Senior Vice President of Advancement and Innovation at the Greater Twin Cities United Way.

We will be having a Very Fancy Farewell Party to thank Kim for her service to Augsburg College and to wish her well on Wednesday, January 25 in Lindell 301 from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Hope to see you there!

Professor Wesley Ellenwood’s film is in the St. Paul Frozen Film Festival

submitted by ellenwoo@augsburg.edu

Professor Wesley Ellenwood’s film No Blood Of Mine has been selected by the St. Paul Frozen Film Festival. This festival is a celebration of independent film created by filmmakers from around the world and will take place February 1-4, 2017 in St. Paul.

No Blood Of Mine will be shown at the F.K. Weyeraeuser Auditorium in the Landmark Center on Saturday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m. Online ticket sales can be found at www.stpff.com/. For more information visit www.nobloodofmine.com or www.facebook.com/nobloodofmine/.

 

Interfaith Mini-Convo Today at 10:40am

submitted by hansona2@augsburg.edu

Join us in the chapel today at 10:40am: Interfaith Mini-Convo led by the Muslim Student Association. Students will reflect on the 15th MAS-ICNA (The Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America) Convention in Chicago.

Chapel this week:
Thursday, 1/26: No Chapel Service – All Hands Meeting at 11am

Friday, 1/27, 10:40am: Dr. Paul C. Pribbenow, Augsburg College President, preaching. Joined by The Mozart Ensemble: Abby Salmonson, English Horn;
Erika Parvi, violin; Kristina Krasnokvtski, violin; and Derek Johnson, cello

We gather in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center – Everyone is welcome!

More information

Kemper Scholarship – Applications Are Due Jan. 31

submitted by ricomem@augsburg.edu

The Kemper Scholars Program is designed for first-year students who are pursuing, or intend to pursue, a business-related degree program such as accounting, data science, finance, risk management, economics, statistics, math, computer science, communications, and/or actuarial science. Scholars receive:

*Up to $10,000 yearly scholarship
*2 paid internships:
*1 paid summer internship at a nonprofit in Chicago, learning and living with 25 fellow Kemper Scholars
*1 paid summer internship at one of the many Kemper companies around the US
*Paid trip to annual Kemper Conference in Chicago; 3 summers

Augsburg is one of only 15 liberal arts colleges selected to take part in the Kemper Scholars Program. Go to http://www.jskemper.org/kemper-scholars-program to learn more about this incredible opportunity.

Please set up an appointment with URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu or x1446 to confirm your eligibility if you plan to apply. URGO is available to provide feedback on applications as well if you wish to meet with us before submitting your application.

Applications are due January 31.

URGO Phase 1 App Due Feb. 1

submitted by ricomem@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2017 summer research are now available on the URGO website at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/. All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO Summer Research Program:
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 15th – July 28th.

URGO Summer Research Assistantships:
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 1st.

Visit URGO for Advising on Grad School Apps

submitted by ricomem@augsburg.edu

Applying to grad school? Come meet with URGO staff for individualized advising on finding and selecting programs, preparing for standardized tests, securing letters of recommendation, and writing application essays. We are here to help you through the process!

To make an appointment you can call the URGO office at 612-330-1446 or email us at urgo@augsburg.edu.