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Spring 2017 CTL Diversity Dialogue Reading Groups: “The Song Poet”

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s Center for Teaching Learning and Hmong Women Together, in collaboration with Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee and the Asian American Student Association are pleased to invite all interested students, faculty and staff to join us for a book club discussion of Kao Kalia Yang’s The Song Poet.

“From the author of The Latehomecomer, a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children’s future in America. In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extemporizing or drawing on folk tales, he keeps the past alive, invokes the spirits and the homeland, and records courtships, births, weddings, and wishes. Following her award-winning book The Latehomecomer, Kao Kalia Yang now retells the life of her father Bee Yang, the song poet, a Hmong refugee in Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by American’s Secret War. . . . The Song Poet is a love story — of a daughter for her father, a father for his children, a people for their land, their traditions, and all that they have lost.” –Macmillan

CTL Diversity Dialogues are facilitated by Mzenga Wanyama, English, and Rachel Lloyd, Education.

Faculty and staff, please RSVP for one of the two meeting times below.

Book Discussion Group 1:
Wednesday, March 22, 4:00-5:30 pm in Marshall Room

Book Discussion Group 2:
Thursday, March 23, 12:00-1:30 pm in OGC 100

NOTE: This RSVP form is for faculty and staff only. Students, stay tuned for information from HWT and AASU about how to receive a student copy of the book.

Faculty and staff, click here to RSVP for the Spring 2017 Diversity Dialogue book groups.

Find Time to Find the Writing Lab

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg College Writing Lab is open for the spring term and the writing tutors are ready to help. Find the Writing Lab in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. Tutors will work with 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.

General Announcements

Outstanding Staff Nomination Deadline—Tuesday, Feb. 7

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 Tuesday, 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 Hours

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

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

Einstein’s 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.-8 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.

Food Service Menu

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

This menu will be served out of Nabo. Grab n Go’s and Beverages will be available to purchase between meal times.

Breakfast 7:30am-9:45am
Hot Options and Cereal Available.

Lunch 11:00am-1:30pm
Meatball Hoagie, Green Beans, Potato Wedges, Pasta, Red Sauce, and Tofu.

Dinner 4:30pm-8:00pm
Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Peas, Green Beans, and Baked Beans.

Ask the cashier about any special dietary needs.

Information Sessions: Augsburg College Name Change to Augsburg University

submitted by collen@augsburg.edu

Join the leadership of the Marketing and Communication division to learn about work being done to prepare the Augsburg College community for the potential change of the name of our institution to “Augsburg University.”

You’ll learn about:
–A flexible messaging platform that allows members of the community to address Augsburg’s anticipated name change in meaningful and authentic ways and that address our reality, reputation, and promise.

–A new logo, spirit mark, and seal being developed and reasons and insight into the changes.

–A rough timeline for communicating the change, should it be approved by the Augsburg Corporation, to important audiences including throughout campus, with alumni and donors.

–Work done to date to prepare for the potential name change, including the development of a database to track all the places we will need to change our name from monument and freeway signs to letterhead and legal documents, and from athletics equipment and uniforms to business cards and anything else you can think of!

–How you can help Marketing and Communication make sure we don’t miss anything.

Informational sessions will be held:
1. Monday, February 6; 2:00pm—Marshall Room
2. Thursday, February 9; 2:00pm—OGC 100
3. Wednesday, February 15; 11:00am—OGC 100

We know we won’t be able to answer every question you might have just yet, but knowing what you are thinking about will help us prepare for some of the individual department meetings and summer trainings we anticipate.

This potential change will impact our community in small and large ways, and we’re looking forward to sharing where we are now, how you can support and participate in this project, and our next steps.

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2017

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2017 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status Spring 2018 and available to conduct research Summer 2018. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health). STEM Sophomores may also be eligible during this recruitment period; please contact us if you’d like more info on this.

The McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2018.

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

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

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!

Event Announcements

Focused Conversations: Tuesday/Wednesday

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Next week’s Focused Conversations will launch a forward-looking campus discussion about Augsburg’s strategic plan beyond the 2019 sesquicentennial. The discussions, called Commission150, will be facilitated by President Paul Pribbenow.

Please see the schedule below for dates, times and locations:

Tuesday, February 7, 2 p.m., Oren 100 (remote access will be available for this session)
Click to add to your calendar: https://augnet.augsburg.edu/index.html?icalmail=75fce1ba3391e0dda67bf04fab79f958&returnpath=%2Findex.html%3Fmonth%3D02%26amp%3Bday%3D7%26amp%3Byear%3D2017

Wednesday, February 8, 9:30 a.m., Oren 100
Click to add to your calendar: https://augnet.augsburg.edu/index.html?icalmail=a3c6edbb04f0ade0033be27279b8d472&returnpath=%2Findex.html%3Fmonth%3D02%26amp%3Bday%3D8%26amp%3Byear%3D2017

See the full All Hands schedule (login required)

Morning Chapel: Pr. Kelly Chatman

submitted by hansona2@augsburg.edu

Please join us in the chapel today at 10:40 a.m. as we conclude our series, ”Called to Be the Neighbor” with Pastor Kelly Chatman, Redeemer Lutheran Church, preaching. Guest organist: Dr. Roberta Kagin, Professor, Music Therapy.

Chapel next week:
Monday, 2/6, 10:40am: Mindful Monday with Jermaine Nelson
Tuesday, 2/7, 11:30am: Interfaith Mini-Convo: Malik Ceesay ’17 Senior Chapel
Wednesday, 2/8, 10:40am: Worship with word and song. Musicians: The Riverside Singers, directed by Nancy Grundahl
Thursday, 2/9, 11:30am: Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, Riverside Church, NYC
Friday, 2/10: No Chapel Service – Batalden Convocation

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

More information

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

Register today!

Augsburg Total Wellness: TIAA On-Site Counseling

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

In just a few weeks 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 please 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, February 21 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Old Main, Room 201

Wednesday, February 22 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

Thursday, February 23 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Old Main, Room 201

**Please note the room changes from previous announcements due to conflicts with Christensen Center restoration.

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

Auggie Networking Experience Event

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Auggie Networking Experience: Using YES to Connect
When: Wednesday, February 8th in the Chapel, Augsburg College
Students arrive at 5:15 p.m. for Networking 101 Prep Session
Event Begins at 6 p.m.
Event ends at 7:30 p.m.

Why: Don’t miss this once a year opportunity to meet with alumni and students from all professions and areas of study. This year’s featured alumna, Jenni Lilledahl ’87, co-owner of Brave New Workshop, will help us jump start conversations before we dive into open networking. Free professional LinkedIn head shots are available, great conversations are likely, and food and beverages will be provided!

Registration is free and open to all students: www.augsburg.edu/strommen

Executive Actions – what do they mean?

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Recent executive actions by President Trump have raised concerns, met campaign promises, and prompted protests. A panel of faculty and staff – some licensed attorneys in Minnesota – will provide brief information on executive actions – What can Congress do..or not? What can legal challenges do…or not?

Andy Aoki, Political Science, Milda Hedbloom, Political Science, Bob Groven, Communications, Ann Garvey, Student Affairs, and Katie Bishop, Student Success, will provide an opportunity for the community to get information.

Wed., Feb. 8, 11:30 am-12:30 pm , OGC 100

Building Democracy in “Trump Country”

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

In an Appalachian coalfield county that voted 79% for Trump, Confederate flag-waving volunteer firefighters are working with punk anarchist environmentalists in a broad-based effort to build a democratic culture and economy. Join Ben Fink, organizer at the Appalshop, for a discussion about what’s happening in Letcher County, Kentucky, and what it could mean for us nationwide.

Building Democracy in “Trump Country”
Thursday, February 9
12-1:30 pm, OGC 100

This event is organized by CTL Diversity Fellow Rachel Lloyd (Education), and Senior Scholar in Public Work Philosophy Harry Boyte (Sabo Center).

Click here to add this event to your Google calendar.

LinkedIn 101 Workshop

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

LinkedIn 101 Workshop
Thursday, February 9, 2017
3:30-4:30 – Presentation; 4:30-5:30 – Open Lab
SVE 205
Attend this hands-on, lab-based workshop to learn and apply techniques for using LinkedIn
Topics will include:
• Building an effective student profile and professional online presence
• Exploring career fields by connecting with alumni
• Researching companies and connecting with recruiters
• Networking and building connections in your field

Augsburg Total Wellness: Financial Wellness Lunch & Learn

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

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

Feel free to bring your lunch and join us in Si Melby 206!!

Questions? Contact Nicole Peterlin at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Depession Screenings Next Week

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Worried? Stressed? Sad? Stop by Christensen Center Monday 2/6 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm for information and an opportunity to do a short depression screening and a short face-to-face meeting with a counselor from the Center for Wellness & Counseling (CWC) office. Drop-in screenings will also be available on Wednesday 2/8 from 9 am – 4 pm at the CWC office located on the first floor of the Anderson Residence Hall.

Off Campus Studies Fair – February 10th

submitted by arndt@augsburg.edu

Would you like to study abroad, study somewhere else in the USA, or maybe do an international internship?

Come check out your options for studying off campus at the Off Campus Studies Fair in Christensen Center on Friday, Feb 10.

Talk to program representatives, grab a snack, and enter to win awesome prizes such as travel gear and gift cards!

Get additional Fair Details here!

Jump Start Your STEM Job Search

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Registration for the third annual Jump Start Your STEM Job Search event is now open.

Date: Saturday, February 18
Time: 8:15 AM – 2 PM
Location: Foss Center

Sponsored by Boston Scientific, Thomson Reuters, Proto Labs and Jamf Software, Jump Start is a professional development opportunity for STEM majors.

The event will include opportunities for feedback on your resume or LinkedIn profile, workshops on interviewing and job search tools, and networking with STEM professionals. Continental breakfast, Steve Wozniak’s Learn Different presentation and lunch are included.

Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu

Link to Jump Start Registration

Last Chance: 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

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