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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Women’s Locker Room Lockers

submitted by holmesa@augsburg.edu

If you are currently using a locker in the women’s locker room that was not set up by Ashley Holmes, you need to email holmesa@augsburg.edu the following:
1) Your name
2) What locker # you are using
3) If you are a student, faculty or staff member

If this is not done by February 22, 2017, your lock and contents of your locker will be removed and stored for you to pick up.

Teaching and Learning

Speaking of Scholarship and Sabbaticals – RSVP for Upcoming Luncheons Now

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. RSVP to reserve your spot now!

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

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

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

Read more about these events and RSVP on the CTL main page.

Faculty, Five Days Left to Apply for CTL Annual Grants

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, the application deadline for the 2017 annual CTL grants is Wednesday, February 15 – only FIVE days remaining!

The three annual grants are the following: the Scholarship Grant, the Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant, and the Integrated Course Design Grant.

To read more and to apply, go to the CTL Grants webpage.

Nominate Faculty or Staff for the 2017 Teaching and Learning Awards

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Nominations for the 2017 awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning are due on Monday, February 20th. 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 via the CTL awards webpage.

Faculty, RSVP for Assessment Day Workshop and Lunch

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

The 2016-17 Assessment Day is on Tuesday, February 21st. No classes will be held during the assessment period of 10:50-12:50pm. The Curricular Assessment Workshop will be held in OGC 114; all faculty are invited to attend.

To reserve a spot for lunch, please follow this link to RSVP by next Wednesday, February 15th.

Students, Faculty, and Staff, RSVP to Join Diversity Dialogues Reading Group

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s Center for Teaching Learning and Hmong Women Together, in collaboration with the 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 now to reserve your spot! There will be two meeting times:

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

Click here to RSVP and receive your copy of “The Song Poet.”

Free Trip to D.C. Holocaust Musuem

submitted by ricomem@augsburg.edu

The Jewish Community Relations Council and Tolerance Minnesota are sponsoring a free one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Tour the permanent exhibit and special featured exhibits. Meet with a Museum education representative. Augsburg students who are selected to participate will receive a full scholarship (flight cost, meals, entrance fee) for participation.

Eligibility:
Must be U.S. Citizen
Must be a registered, full-time Augsburg student, with at least one year left on campus
Must be a sophomore or above
Must have a 3.0 GPA or above

Applications are due by FEBRUARY 28th.

Additional information and the application can be found at:
http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton — Register by March 1st

submitted by ricomem@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 12th. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) by March 1st.

For questions about registration or the event, please contact Lara Crombie (crombie@augsburg.edu).

CTL Workshop: Helping Our Students Prepare Themselves for Class

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, mark your calendars for this upcoming workshop from CTL Teaching & Learning Fellows Jenny Hanson (Communication Studies), Joe Erickson (Education), and Bonnie Tensen (E-Learning).

Helping Our Students Prepare Themselves for Class
Thursday, February 16
3:40-4:40pm, OGC 100

Do your students seem unprepared for class? Explore strategies for engaging students outside of class to ensure they come to class prepared. We will explore active reading strategies, quizzing, and other sample assignments to promote engagement with content prior to class.

Click here to add this event to your Google calendar.

General Announcements

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!

Nominations for the 2016-2017 Augsburg Leadership Awards

submitted by johnso91@augsburg.edu

Hello student organization leaders,

Nominations for the 2016-2017 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open!

These awards recognize student leaders and student organizations for their innovative and outstanding leadership during this academic year. Recipients will be honored at the 18th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards on Sunday, April 2 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in Hoversten Chapel.

All students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members are strongly encouraged to submit nominations; self-nominations are also encouraged. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 10 by 5:00 p.m.

To nominate an individual or a student organization, and for more information on the award descriptions and criteria, visit: http://www.augsburg.edu/cao/activities/augsburg-leadership-awards/

Please email me with any questions you may have. Thank you!

All Student Inclusion Survey Launches Feb. 13

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Students – please watch for the email inviting you to complete the 2017 Student Inclusion survey. Last implemented in 2014, the results guided Augsburg’s work for the past couple of years. Led by the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee, it is time to re-assess what is important for students – day, graduate, Rochester, evening, and transfer!

Please watch your email for the link to the survey. Answers are anonymous – the last question invites you to identify yourself and enter a drawing for 1 of 3 Target gift cards, each $75.00

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

Einstein’s Bros Bagel Hours & Update

submitted by ahrensj@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 without limitations. Grab and go deli sandwiches are also included in the meal replacement.

Nabo & Residential Meal Update & Hours

submitted by ahrensj@augsburg.edu

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.
Continental Breakfast, 9:36 a.m.-10:59 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

After you scan your card feel free to visit the deli bar, salad bar, world flavors station, the hot items on the buffet line OR ask for a sandwich to go that is in our deli case. See the cashier if you wish to order gluten free pasta, vegan burgers, or soy milk.

If you should have any issues with your dining plan or experience feel free to contact Andrew Garner (Executive Chef) at 612-201-1405 or Josh Ahrens (General Manager) at 612-716-8519.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Summer 2017 Job Opportunity- ACYTI Mentor

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Looking for a cool job opportunity this summer? Consider applying to be an Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) Mentor!

We are looking for SIX current students to serve as mentors for this summer’s Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI).

Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) (link below) is a week-long experience for high school students to critically engage in theological inquiry and faith exploration on the campus of the college. Classroom learning, worship opportunities, urban exposure, and community building are all components of the program.

An ACYTI Mentor serves a vital role in the Youth Theology Institute by helping to implement programs and cultivate community as faith leaders working with the high school youth participants. Mentors need to complete 22 hours of training in March and April and be totally available the entire week of June 24-30. Mentors will be paid a stipend of $1500.

Interested in applying? You will find the job description under the Human Resources website.

Have any questions? Contact Lonna Field at ccv@augsburg.edu

Brought to you by: Christensen Center for Vocation, Campus Ministry, and YFM

Apply for 2017-2018 Public Leadership Scholars Programs

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

CURRENT SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:

Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s 3 Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In any one of the programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in either the Christian tradition, interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science along with receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply.

APPLYING: The application for all three programs is available online through Sabo or CCV website, listed below.
Christensen Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program/
Interfaith Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/interfaith-scholars-program/
Sabo Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/sabo-scholars/

The application deadline is Thursday, February 27, 2017.

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at ccv@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at sabocenter@augsburg.edu.

Event Announcements

Information Session: Augsburg College Name Change to Augsburg University

submitted by weisss@augsburg.edu

Join leadership of the Marketing and Communication division at one of two remaining information sessions 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.

An informational session will be held:
–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.

Protest – Lessons from the Militant Women’s Suffrage Movement

submitted by devries@augsburg.edu

Protest! Lessons from the (Militant) Suffragettes

Wednesday, February 15 12:30 to 1:30 OGC 112

Did you go to the Women’s March last month? Looking for the next step? Wondering what protest strategies can be effective? History professor Jacqui deVries will share stories from the women’s suffrage movement in the early 20th century, when thousands of women adopted “militant” strategies in their fight for the right to vote. Perhaps we can learn something useful from their successes … and their failures.

9th Traditional Powwow – March 25th

submitted by moorek1@augsburg.edu

Augsburg College’s 9th Traditional Powwow will be held on Saturday, March 25, on campus in the Si Melby Gymnasium. Grand Entries (beginning of a dancing session) will be at 1 PM and 6 PM, however dancing/ceremony will be all day until roughly 9 PM. You are free to come and go throughout the day as you wish. Honoring for our Augsburg American Indian Graduates will be at 3 PM.

You are welcome to come, bring your family and friends, purchase some craft items from our vendors, come support our American Indian students here at Augsburg by showing up and learning about our rich culture and traditions at our hosted Powwow on campus. Augsburg is one of the only colleges in the metro area to host a Powwow and the only private college!

NO ADMISSION COSTS – FREE! Find us on Facebook and invite your friends!

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! If you are interested in volunteering at the concession stand, please email Athena Cloud, AISA Powwow Chair, at clouda@augsburg.edu with your available time, t-shirt size and phone number. All volunteers get a t-shirt and much appreciation from us! We ask that people dedicate 2 1/2 hour time slots. Time slots to choose from are:

10:00 AM-12:30 PM
12:00-2:30 PM
2:30-5:00 PM
5:00-7:30 PM
7:30-10:00 PM (includes clean-up)

Pilamiya’ ye/Miigwech/Thank you!

Off Campus Studies Fair TODAY

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Are you thinking about study abroad/away this summer or next year? Want to do an internship in Washington, D.C., or maybe an international internship? Come check out your options!

Off Campus Studies Fair
Christensen Center
Friday, Feb. 10.
10:30 to 2:30

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

Get additional Fair details here!

Summer Paid Camp Jobs – Campus Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Monday, February 13, 2017
4:00-6:30 pm; Christensen Center, Lobby
Free and open to all students.

Looking for a paid summer job? Want to gain leadership skills? Enjoy working with youth? Stop by and meet with camp representatives that are interviewing on the spot for summer camp employees.
Camps include: Concordia Language Villages, Pathways, Voyagers Lutheran, Green Lake, Camp Amnicon, Red Willow, Luthercrest, Luther Park Bible, Luther Point, Okoboji, and Lutheran Lakeside.

Questions? tilton@augsburg.edu

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

Know Your Rights Protesting Workshop

submitted by linersa@augsburg.edu

On Wednesday, February 16th at 6:30 pm, a representative from the local chapter of the ACLU will be presenting and answering questions on protest rights. Specific focus areas include legal protest methods, what to do when approached by law enforcement, and proposed legislation. Pizza will be provided to those who RSVP.

RSVP here

Minnesota Dream Act – What Is Happening on the State Level

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Facilitated by Meghan Bunio de Flores, Minnesota Office of Higher Education and Augsburg alum, an opportunity to learn about the current Minn Dream Act and the Governor’s budget proposal that will impact MN Dream Act students. We will also have time to discuss the impact changes to DACA would have on the MN Dream Act.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3-4 pm in OGC 100.

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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