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Spring 2017 Diversity Dialogue: “The Song Poet,” by Kao Kalia Yang

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.

A limited number of books are available for participants. 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

Students, faculty, and staff, click here to RSVP and receive a copy of “The Song Poet.”

CTL Faculty Grant Applications Due Next Week

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, submit your applications for the three annual CTL grants now. Multiple recipients will be chosen for the three annual grants: 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

Submissions will be accepted through February 15, 2017.

See the CTL grants webpage for links to the online application forms.

Nominate Faculty and Staff for Teaching and Learning 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 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 a nomination using the online form on the CTL awards webpage.

Faculty and Staff, RSVP for Upcoming “Speaking of…” Events

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning, in partnership with the Center for Global Education and Experience and the Christensen Center for Vocation, is offering a series of luncheons this spring featuring faculty scholarship and sabbatical work. These events have a limited number of seats, so please RSVP now!

Friday, February 24 | Speaking of Sabbaticals with Jeanine Gregoire | 11:30-12:30pm, Marshall Room

The title of Education professor Jeanine Gregoire’s sabbatical reflection is “Immigration, Migration and More: A yearlong journey to develop an Education semester abroad program in Mexico.”

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/a/augsburg.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfX1V0iHLjIHhHakiqNkMw4HvuXILa_6zhnGbM8rfocXgYYlg/viewform

Monday, February 27 | Speaking of Scholarship with Nancy Fischer | 12:30-1:30pm, OGC 100

The title of Sociology professor Nancy Fischer’s scholarship talk is “Consuming Nostalgia: Are Vintage Clothing Consumers Caught in the Past?”

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/a/augsburg.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-pA_dvP5bEOtEkbAP990HsNid3IyfSPgRTXe-pe-PxaPE4A/viewform

Thursday, March 2 | Speaking of Sabbaticals with Henry Yoon | 11:30-12:30pm, Lindell 301

The title of Psychology professor Henry Yoon’s talk is “Developmental Stability of the Reduced P3 Brain Response in ADHD Participants with ODD/CD Comorbidity: a Longitudinal Study.”

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/a/augsburg.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCya3nJNDZ1YaxupHsuC9eGNjCWn3se1DLTd3l6RuFDgChuA/viewform

Read more about these and other upcoming events on the CTL website.

Congratulations to Kristin McHale on completing the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

submitted by millerj2@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to Kristin McHale, Nursing Department faculty and acting director of the BSN Completion Program in Rochester, on completing the Augsburg College Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program.

Augsburg College values the diversity of persons, perspectives, and convictions. Essential to the college in living out its mission of educating students is our foundation of diversity, inclusion, equity, and intercultural competency. Congratulations Kris on your achievement!

General Announcements

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.

Sad news about a former colleague

submitted by kaivola@augsburg.edu

It is with sadness that I pass along the information that Barry Franklin, former Assistant Professor of Education at Augsburg College, passed away.

Barry taught at Augsburg between 1978-1984, serving as Department Chair for part of that time. Barry’s wife, Lynn Marie, is a graduate of Augsburg where she received her degree in Sociology.

While Barry went on to teach at other institutions, he was very fond of his time at Augsburg. He retired as faculty emeritus from Utah State University, while building an impressive body of scholarship over the course of his career.

A memorial service was held on January 29th. Barry’s obituary can be found here: https://www.usu.edu/advancement/franklin/

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg College

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Students can now apply for the 2016-17 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg College. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2017, in the following areas:
-Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
-Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

Deadline for application: Friday, February 24, 2017

NASA Scholarship Information

Outstanding Staff Nominations Due TOMORROW

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 at 5 p.m. 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

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).

A’viands and student gluten free and vegan food options

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Aviands is working actively to address dietary needs of our students in the meal plan offerings at Nabo. Students with dietary needs should communicate this to the person swiping ID cards (cashier) at the front station, letting the cashier know their dietary needs. The cashier will send it through to the printer/order system.

Nabo will have Gluten Free (GF) pasta made to order and available at lunch, brunch and dinner. Vegan burgers-to-order as well as Vegan milk options are available by request.

Student can also email Manager Josh Ahrens, jahrens@aviands.com, to ensure their dietary needs are met while Christensen is under repair.

Event Announcements

Mindful Monday at 10:40am

submitted by hansona2@augsburg.edu

Join us in the chapel today at 10:40am for “Mindful Monday – Stress Management for All” with Jermaine Nelson.

Chapel this week:
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

Register: 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!

Thursday, Feb. 9 – 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.

Movie Screening: Disturbing the Peace

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

At a moment marked by fear of Islam in a variety of global (and local) contexts, you are invited to attend to a more hopeful story. Combatants for Peace, an alliance of Israeli and Palestinian ex-combatants, use theater as a tool for conflict transformation.

A new documentary film traces the origins and work of the organization. Come see the Minneapolis premiere of DISTURBING THE PEACE!

Screening will take place:
When: Wednesday, February 8 from 7-9 p.m.
Where: Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Avenue

The screening is a free event and is open to the public. No reservation is available so we encourage you to arrive early to claim your seats.

Post-show screening conversation will take place with CFP members Chen Alon and Mohammed Ouwa moderated by TAD 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

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 a.m.-2 p.m.
Old Main, Room 201

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

Thursday, February 23 from 8 a.m.-2 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.

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.

LinkedIn 101 Workshop – 2/9

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. All are welcome!

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

Focused Conversations – Tomorrow and Wednesday

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

This week, we launch Commission150 — conversations that will engage faculty, staff, students, alumni, regents and other community members in developing a strategic plan that looks beyond Augsburg’s 2019 sesquicentennial. These discussions will take place during two Focused Conversation sessions, facilitated President Paul Pribbenow:

Tuesday (TOMORROW), 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)

Last Chance: Register 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/

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

MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Cost $10
9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m (come and stay for as long as you are able)
For the 41st year, Minnesota’s Private Colleges will host the annual JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR, which stands out as one of the premier college/employer partnerships in the country. This Fair allows employers and undergraduate candidates to meet at the booths from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. while simultaneously allowing interviewing for either job or internship candidates until 5:00 p.m. The second day of the Fair (Thursday) will be exclusively for pre-select interviews.

The Fair is open to undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, and features more than 260 employers all under one roof!

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

Global Food In a Farm-to-Table World

submitted by lgeorge@augsburg.edu

Hear from experts in the field and take away lessons for any professional, on how to balance being stewards of the resources allowing businesses to flourish and the push for growth and profitability.

Date: February 21, 2016
Time: 8–9:30 a.m.
Location: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, Augsburg College

Increasingly, consumers seek out food grown with sustainable environmental practices and a connection to the farms and growers. According to the USDA, the number of farms that sold food at
roadside stands, farmers’ markets, pick-your-own farms, on farm stores, and community-supported agricultural arrangements increased 24 percent between 2002 and 2012. While many consumers purchase goods locally, there is still demand for food produced globally.

In this market, how are large agribusinesses adapting global food production to meet the demands of today’s consumers? And how are businesses succeeding in balancing social, cultural, and environmental responsibilities with a financial commitment to stakeholders?

Join Chris Farrell from MPR as he interviews three leaders working on food security and sustainability:

Mike Robach, Cargill’s Vice President of Corporate Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory Affairs
Jessica Hellmann, University of Minnesota’s Director of the Institute on the Environment
Dr. Ruth Petran, Ecolab Inc.’s Vice President for Food Safety and Public Health

 

Disturbing the Peace – Screening this Wednesday, February 8

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

At a moment marked by fear of Islam in a variety of global (and local) contexts, you are invited to attend a more hopeful story. Combatants for Peace (CFP), an alliance of Israeli and Palestinian ex-combatants, use theater as a tool for conflict transformation.

A new documentary film traces the origins and work of the organization. Come see the Minneapolis premiere of DISTURBING THE PEACE!

Screening will take place:
When: Wednesday, February 8th from 7:00-9:00 pm
Where Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Avenue

The screening is a free event and is open to the public. No reservation is available so we encourage you to arrive early to claim your seats.

Post-show screening conversation will take place with CFP members Chen Alon and Mohammed Ouwa moderated by TAD 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

Depression Screening TODAY

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Worried? Stressed? Sad? Stop by Christensen Center TODAY – 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.

Executive Actions – what do they mean? Can they be stopped?

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

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!

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Great Job For A College Student

submitted by wisemank@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a fun, relaxed gig with flexibility?
Are you a motivated, reliable, honest, friendly person who loves to sell?

We are a locally owned clothing company in search of the best candidates to market and sell our expressive tees. We offer flexible scheduling, fair commission, and bonuses. This is a great gig for a student who has access to college campus. If you are self-motivated and would like some extra pay in your pocket this could be a good fit for you. You must have reliable transportation and be willing to work booth events in the local area as well. So if you’d like to get involved with a relaxed, fun, forward thinking brand. Contact us for details:
info@randomishclothing.com