Augsburg Student Film & Screenplay Festival this Saturday in Sateren Auditorium

submitted by olsonl@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Student Film & Screenplay Festival will be held this Saturday, April 1st in Sateren Auditorium to honor some of the best work of Augsburg students and students from surrounding colleges. Doors open to this FREE event at 6:30 p.m. More formal attire is encouraged, but not required, and there will be popcorn, snacks and refreshments available. There will be a screening of the chosen films followed by an intermission, and finally an awards ceremony.

RSVP here at the Facebook event page

Compost Week (April 3-7)

submitted by cameronn@augsburg.edu

The Environmental Stewardship Committees Compost Educators have organized a series of fun events for the first week of April available to all!
Monday: Introducing compost information to student in Christensen with free coffee and cookies! 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Tuesday: Compost and Microbe game in the Quad!! 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wednesday: Field trip to the Skakopee Organic Recycling plant! Please RSVP to cameronn@augsburg.edu. Free pizza after trip! Beginning at 3 p.m.
Thursday: Compost Relays in the Quad. Chance to win $10 Amazon gift card! 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Friday: Composting commitments! Be an environmental steward!

Food Service Hours

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

Friday
Einsteins is open from 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., with the Late Night Menu starting at 7 p.m.

Nabo is open from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., with Hot Food starting at 10 a.m.

The Commons is open from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Breakfast 7:30-9:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast 9:45-11 a.m.
Lunch 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Light Lunch 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:30-7 p.m.

Saturday
Einsteins is open from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Nabo is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Commons is open from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and 5-7 p.m.

Sunday
Einsteins and Nabo are closed.
The Commons is open from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and 5-7 p.m.

Register for Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

submitted by shafer@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

Augsburg College offers a four and a half week general GRE prep course each summer for Augsburg students, alumni, and staff at a cost well below those found at private test centers (due to limited capacity, this course is not available for those outside of the Augsburg network). Throughout the course students will have a chance to take two full-length practice tests, complete practice problems for each area of the test, and receive in-depth feedback and instruction.

Course Dates: May 17 to June 19
Course Time: Monday and Wednesdays from 5-7:30 p.m.
Course Cost: $100 (The registration fee includes instruction, a six-month subscription to the online GRE study tool, Magoosh, as well as the official ETS GRE test prep book

How to register: www.augsburg.edu/urgo

Help Inspire CSBR Artists!

submitted by walsh@augsburg.edu

We are looking for contributions to artwork to be installed in the new Hagfors Center. Two artists are looking for text passages to accompany three pieces designed for the new building, and we are looking for student input. Selections of text may come from any literary work or religious text of any faith tradition, as long as they are inspiring and fitting with the spirit of the artwork. Display boards depicting the artwork designs will be posted around campus, where anyone may fill out a slip and drop it in the submission box. Or check out the link below to see more information about the artists and make submissions online.

Click here for online form

Vote April 3 and April 4 – Cody Thompson for Class Senator

submitted by thompsoc@augsburg.edu

I stand here today willing and able to serve you on the Augsburg Day Student Government at whatever capacity is asked of me to the best of my ability. As my values and goals as a person very much so align with Augsburg’s mission as a college, I am listening and I can hear you. As stated in our college’s mission statement, “Augsburg College educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.” It is a right of every student to be informed of what is happening within our Augsburg community and within our surrounding communities. I want to be your eyes and ears striving to keep you informed and up to date with what is going on in our communities. As we grow toward thoughtful stewardship, I want us to embrace our individual qualities that make us unique, our talents, our strengths, our flaws and weaknesses, which allow us to grow, and have confidence in our own independence as college students and growing adults. Others frequently comment that I am an avid critical thinker. I want to know more than just the solution to a problem. I want to know how we arrived at the solution from the problem. I believe transparency is highly important, and it is something that is very important to me. I will strive to be as transparent as possible with you as your class senator. I have a duty and responsibility to be a leader within our community. I want students to know that I am listening and that I can hear you. I encourage you to reach out to me if this message I have shared today has provoked some thoughts or ideas that you may or may not have felt the most comfortable in addressing. I want your voice to be heard because it needs to be heard. Your voice is invaluable. I hope today you feel empowered to do so. Thank you for the opportunity to run for class senator and to serve you!

Yours,

Cody Thompson
Future ADSG Class Senator

Find the Writing Tutors – WL in Lindell Library

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

The end of the term is near! Papers, reports, applications, resumes — whatever you are writing, please remember that the Augsburg College Writing Lab is open 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.

Open forum on new Environmental Action Plan

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Remember the famous Green by 2019 Climate Action Plan? It hasn’t been forgotten, but it has been reimagined as the UC Environmental Stewardship Committee’s new Environmental Action Plan! We have new goals, strategies, and initiatives for operations, curriculum, and campus culture, and we need your help in turning this reimagining into action. What’s in the Environmental Action Plan? How does your life here at Augsburg intersect with these commitments? Where do you see opportunities and challenges? Explore these questions with the ESC and find out if the rumors about composting, curriculum development, and bottled water are true! (Hint: they probably are).
Tuesday, April 4, 3-4 p.m.
Marshall Room
Hosted by Staff Senate

Personal Document Destruction Event Thursday, April 6

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to bring their personal confidential documents to a free shredding event sponsored by Augsburg Facilities Management. Bring your materials (two boxes or bags maximum please) to the Shred Right truck parked between Sverdrup and Lindell Library on Thursday, April 6 between 8:30-9:30 a.m. You must present your documents at this time. We cannot offer early pick-up and storage of your personal documents. If you are not available at this time, it is your choice if you wish to entrust one of your coworkers to bring the documents to the truck for you. An Augsburg ID will be required, as we unfortunately cannot make this a community event.

Calling all scholarship! Faculty Scholarship Display

submitted by chalise@augsburg.edu

Join us for the Faculty Scholarship Display on Thursday, April 27 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Foss Atrium. Faculty interested in displaying their scholarship should RSVP in advance of the event (and no later than April 20) here: goo.gl/Q1NFBB. Questions may directed to Bibiana Koh (koh@augsburg.edu) or Nishesh Chalise (chalise@augsburg.edu). All participating faculty should arrive by 11:15 a.m. to set up.

https://docs.google.com/a/augsburg.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSesnEL1lH7zfWQEkEGTGe2cKdhdc6lXQcYfENqONJI0Xg_g/viewform

Theater Dept. Presents: Passing Strange 3/30 – 4/9

submitted by burkhalb@augsburg.edu

Passing Strange
Book and Lyrics by STEW

Music by STEW and Heidi Rodewald

Lead Collaborators
Jamil Jude
Sonja Thompson
Kelli Foster Warder

Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m.
Friday March 31 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m.

Saturday April 8 at 3 p.m.
Saturday April 8 at 7 p.m.
Sunday April 9 at 3 p.m.

Part comedy. Part coming-of-age story. Full-out rock concert! PASSING STRANGE, a Tony award-winning musical, is a genre-bending exploration of an artist’s journey to find life’s truths. The story follows Youth, a young Black man raised in the idyllic hills of California, as he passes through life, learning about himself and the world around him, through music and the people he meets because of it. Throughout his journey for “the real,” he gains so much, but is what he gives up too much? Will the ends justify the means? Will everything be alright?

Reserve Tickets Now!

2016-2017 Productions

JamilJude.com

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

Free Self Defense Seminar for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Auggies, here’s a free upcoming opportunity in Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Krav Maga Minnesota is hosting a free Self Defense Seminar at Legacy Gymnastics in Eden Prairie. Develop the right mindset, confidence, verbal self-defense skills, and physical preparedness to maintain your personal safety and use practical self-protection strategies in a fun and cooperative learning environment. No previous Krav Maga experience or training is necessary to participate.

Saturday, April 8
1:00-3:00pm
Legacy Gymnastics
14785 Martin Dr. in Eden Prairie

The seminar is open to the public. Space is limited, so advance reservation is recommended. For more information and to make a reservation, contact kravmagaminnesota@outlook.com or call 612-799-6035.

Swanson to Present Workshops at the HLC Annual Meeting in Chicago

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

In addition to being named a member of the Higher Learning Commission’s Institutional Actions Council, a decision-making body of experienced peer reviewers and team chairs, Kathryn Swanson (English) will be an invited presenter at two workshop sessions the HLC Annual Meeting in Chicago. With HLC staff, she will present information for institutions on the Standard, AQIP and Open Pathways, as well as those in candidacy. Swanson’s focus will be Criterion 4, the central locus for an institution’s assurance argument regarding the use of Assessment.

Faculty Sabbatical Reflection Luncheon with Lars Christiansen

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the final installment of “Speaking of Sabbaticals.” Sociology professor Lars Christiansen will present findings from his resent sabbatical research (and beyond), focusing on the relationship between theories of embodiment and urban design and planning. His talk will include comparisons of several U.S. cities and focus on transportation policy and practices.

“Bodies in Motion: What the Embodiment Revolution Means for How We Get Around.”
Monday, April 3
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lindell 301

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

RSVP for your spot at lunch here.

Faculty, RSVP Now for the Scholarly Writing Retreat

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Scholarly Writing Retreat
May 21-23, 2017
Dunrovin Retreat Center

Faculty, do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write / work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat.

The retreat will take place Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. through Tuesday, May 23 at 1 p.m. (after lunch). Please e-mail ctl@augsburg.edu to reserve your space.

Faculty Development Activities – Days in May

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, this May the Center for Teaching and Learning will be offering professional development workshops and discussions over a span of three days – May 9th-11th. The hope is that engaging sessions, time to share a cup of coffee, and a happy hour will provide opportunities for both professional development and community building. Here’s a teaser of the event titles:

– A Roundtable Discussion on Working with Student Researchers
– Making Good Connections: Teaching via Interactive Video Conferencing
– Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome
– Creating Documents Accessible to Everyone – It’s Not Just a Good Idea, It’s the Law!
– Exploring the Possibilities of Virtual Reality and 360* Video
– Open Faculty Discussion: Interpreting and Reflecting on Student Feedback
– Classroom Management Strategies to Engage Today’s Student: A Roundtable Discussion
– Open Discussion and Happy Hour on Academic Freedom

CTL’s May events will also include the annual Tenure & Promotion Portfolio Workshop, the Creating an Inclusive Campus Conference, and the Faculty Writing Retreat.

Stay tuned for more information!

Center for Teaching and Learning Website

Augsburg Forms University Events Department, Promotes Jodi Collen to Senior Director

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

I am pleased to announce that Augsburg has established a new University Events department within the Marketing division, expanding the responsibilities of the Event and Conference Planning team and promoting Jodi Collen to senior director of University Events.

We’ve all seen how the work of Augsburg’s event planning team — Jodi, Seth Lienard, Sarah Cash-Darvell, plus their hard-working student crews — has a major impact in enhancing the event experience and reputation of the College. As the new University Events department, this core group will continue to lead the design, planning and management of Augsburg’s more than 400 annual live events — including signature events such as commencement, homecoming, scholarship weekend, and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. University Events will also continue managing summer conferences and other external events that generate revenue for the College.

In addition, Jodi’s new role will include strategic leadership and project management to support major universitywide initiatives. Two significant institutional initiatives that Jodi has already taken on are the name-change transition to Augsburg University this summer and project management for the 2019 Sesquicentennial Planning Committee, co-chaired by Theater Arts Professor Darcey Engen ’88 and Athletic Director Jeff Swenson ’79. We are excited to extend Jodi’s project management expertise to these highly visible Augsburg initiatives.

We are currently in the process of updating the Inside Augsburg directory and other records with the new University Events department name. In the meantime, please join me in congratulating Jodi on her new role and thanking the University Events team for its ongoing leadership in creating authentically Augsburg experiences for our students, alumni, guests and campus community.

Great Cedar Cultural show with Augsburg Band Opening

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

The Cedar Presents Nimco Yasin ft. Iskalaji with special guest Rahmo Rose
Friday, March 31
Doors: 7 p.m. / Show: 8 p.m.
at The Cedar Cultural Center
Free with Augsburg ID
Get more information at thecedar.org/midnimo

Nimco Yasin rose to fame as part of a member of the legendary Waaberi Group in the 80s. Waaberi Group, or “Dawn Players,” was Somalia’s government-sponsored music and dance troupe that included the most talented singers, musicians, and dancers in the country. With more than 300 members over its 30-year existence, the group was a source of national pride and toured the world multiple times. Known for her striking voice and emotional love ballads, Yasin eloquently revives the vintage qaraami (or “Somali jazz”) sound that Waaberi was known for, while bringing it into a modern context.

Open Forum on New Environmental Action Plan

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Remember the famous Green by 2019 Climate Action Plan? It hasn’t been forgotten, but it has been reimagined as the UC Environmental Stewardship Committee’s new Environmental Action Plan! We have new goals, strategies, and initiatives for operations, curriculum, and campus culture, and we need your help in turning this reimagining into action. What’s in the Environmental Action Plan? How does your life here at Augsburg intersect with these commitments? Where do you see opportunities and challenges? Explore these questions with the ESC and find out if the rumors about composting, curriculum development, and bottled water are true! (Hint: they probably are).
Tuesday, April 4, 3-4pm
Marshall Room
Hosted by Staff Senate

Theater Dept. Presents: Passing Strange 3/30 – 4/9

submitted by burkhalb@augsburg.edu

PASSING STRANGE
Book and Lyrics by STEW

Music by STEW and Heidi Rodewald

Lead Collaborators
Jamil Jude
Sonja Thompson
Kelli Foster Warder

Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 P.M.
Friday March 31 at 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, April 2 at 3:00 P.M.

Saturday April 8 at 3:00 P.M.
Saturday April 8 at 7:00 P.M.
Sunday April 9 at 3:00 P.M.

Part comedy. Part coming-of-age story. Full-out rock concert! PASSING STRANGE, a Tony award-winning musical, is a genre-bending exploration of an artist’s journey to find life’s truths. The story follows Youth, a young Black man raised in the idyllic hills of California, as he passes through life, learning about himself and the world around him, through music and the people he meets because of it. Throughout his journey for “the real,” he gains so much, but is what he gives up too much? Will the ends justify the means? Will everything be alright?

Reserve Tickets Now!

JamilJude.com

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

Citizen Politics Beyond the Manichean Mindset – 4/4

submitted by mattingl@augsburg.edu

A Civic Studies Symposium
Tuesday, April 4, 4-5:30 p.m. East Commons, Christensen Center

* Today’s idea of politics refers to what politicians, parties, and party members do. It is based on a Manichean model that sees politics as war-like, reducing others to stereotypes.

* The Manichean model is widespread, built into today’s politics and civic action. It grows from an identifiable formula which pits the forces of “good” against the forces of “evil.”

* It is increasingly dysfunctional for those committed to an inclusive, equal, and just society.

This symposium looks at the nonviolent alternative to demonizing politics. It includes small group discussion about problems we share, differences among us, and what we can do.

It addresses several questions:
* How can we combine relational power and public love?
* How can we develop the skills to meet injustice with discipline and dignity, not demonization?
* How can we bridge today’s ideological divides, engaging others in their full complexity?

Welcome and opening comments: Harry Boyte, senior scholar, Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Augsburg College; Convener, Augsburg Civic Studies Initiative

Panelists:
Joaquin Munoz, assistant professor, Department of Education, Augsburg College
Michael Grewe, director, LGBTQIA Student Services, assistant director, Campus Activities and Orientation, Augsburg College
Dee Anand, UMN Student, Citizen Student Movement
Zach Maron, UMN Student (former Augsburg Student), Beyond Polarization Student Group
Moderator Christy Mattingly, Academic Liaison for Computing, Augsburg College

Small group discussions on problems we share, differences among us, and what we can do in Augsburg and beyond.

A Civics Studies Symposium sponsored by:
• Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship
• Center for Teaching and Learning
• Education Department

*Citizen here is not legal status, but contributor community.

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Personal Document Destruction Event on Thursday, April 6

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to bring their personal confidential documents to a FREE Shred Event sponsored by Augsburg Facilities Management. Bring your materials (two boxes or bags maximum please) to the Shred Right truck parked between Sverdrup and Lindell Library on Thursday, April 6 between 8:30-9:30 a.m. You must present your documents at this time. We cannot offer early pick-up and storage of your personal documents. If you are not available at this time, it is your choice if you wish to entrust one of your coworkers to bring the documents to the truck for you. An Augsburg ID will be required, as we unfortunately cannot make this a community event.

Save the Date: Medicare Info Session on April 18

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce a brown bag lunch and learn information session on the topic of Medicare in April. Medicare can be confusing and oftentimes difficult to understand. If you’re nearing the time to start thinking about Medicare and want some answers, attend this HealthPartners Medicare information session to learn more!

When: April 18th from 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: OGC 100

Bring your own lunch and join us to learn more about Medicare and what it means to you!

Save the date! For questions, contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Augsburg Student Film & Screenplay Festival

submitted by olsonl@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Student Film and Screenplay Festival is this Saturday, April 1st in Sateren Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30. It is free to all, and there will be popcorn and snacks provided along with some of the best work by Augsburg students and students from surrounding colleges. After the screening there will be an award ceremony for the winners of each category.

Link to Facebook event page

Help Inspire CSBR Artists

submitted by walsh@augsburg.edu

We are looking for contributions to artwork to be installed in the new Hagfors Center. Two artists are looking for text passages to accompany three pieces designed for the new building, and we are looking for student input. Selections of text may come from any literary work or religious text of any faith tradition, as long as they are inspiring and fitting with the spirit of the artwork. Display boards depicting the artwork designs will be posted around campus, where anyone may fill out a slip and drop it in the submission box. Or check out the link below to see more information about the artists and make submissions online.

Click here for online form

Tonight: Arte + Activismo = Artivismo

submitted by reinhard@augsburg.edu

Join us tonight to explore and share poetry, manifestos, art and music of resistance in Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities. This is a night of sharing and of inspiration for all interested in social justice. Information will be shared in Spanish and/or English, so all are welcome!

We hope to see you at this event: 7:00-9:00 p.m., East Commons, 2nd fl., Christensen Center. If you want to bring a piece to share, more information can be found here (access from your Augsburg account):
https://docs.google.com/a/augsburg.edu/document/d/1_1BBBRMGEk7v8g6FO6op8j_Nqt51dauLdByiSjbWins/edit?usp=sharing

Please direct your questions to Kate Reinhardt at reinhard@augsburg.edu or Sarah Degnar Riveros at riveross@augsburg.edu.

Bodies in Motion: What the Embodiment Revolution Means for How We Get Around

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff, RSVP now for the final installment of “Speaking of Sabbaticals.” Sociology professor Lars Christiansen will present findings from his resent sabbatical research (and beyond), focusing on the relationship between theories of embodiment and urban design and planning. His talk will include comparisons of several U.S. cities and focus on transportation policy and practices.

“Bodies in Motion: What the Embodiment Revolution Means for How We Get Around.”
Monday, April 3
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lindell 301

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

RSVP for your spot at lunch here!

CTL Development Activities – 3 Days in May

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

CTL is trying a new approach this year for our May events by offering the majority of our professional development workshops and discussions over a span of three days. Our hope is that engaging sessions, time to share a cup of coffee, and a happy hour will provide opportunities for both professional development and community building. Join us May 9-11 for sessions on the following topics:

-Virtual Reality
-Working with Student Researchers
-Classroom Management Strategies
-Interactive Video Conferencing
-Responding to Student Feedback
-Creating Accessible Documents
-Sustainability and Wellness Across the Curriculum
-Creating Tenure and Promotion Portfolios
-Threats to Academic Freedom.

The timing of sessions will be available in the next few days so watch A-mail and the CTL website for updates.

Scholarly Writing Retreat – Only a Few Spot Left

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

Scholarly Writing Retreat
May 21-23, 2017
Dunrovin Retreat Center

Faculty, do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write / work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat.

The retreat will take place Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. through Tuesday, May 23 at 1 p.m. (after lunch). Please e-mail ctl@augsburg.edu to reserve your space.

Need Help? Visit the WL — Right around the Corner in Lindell Library

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

Papers, reports, applications, resumes — whatever you are writing, please remember that the Augsburg College Writing Lab is open 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.

Famous Somali Singer at The Cedar This Friday – Free w/ Augsburg ID

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

The Cedar Presents Nimco Yasin ft. Iskalaji with special guest Rahmo Rose
Friday, March 31
Doors: 7 p.m. / Show: 8 p.m.
at The Cedar Cultural Center
Free with Augsburg ID
Get more information at thecedar.org/midnimo

Nimco Yasin rose to fame as part of a member of the legendary Waaberi Group in the 80s. Waaberi Group, or “Dawn Players,” was Somalia’s government-sponsored music and dance troupe that included the most talented singers, musicians, and dancers in the country. With more than 300 members over its 30-year existence, the group was a source of national pride and toured the world multiple times. Known for her striking voice and emotional love ballads, Yasin eloquently revives the vintage qaraami (or “Somali jazz”) sound that Waaberi was known for, while bringing it into a modern context.

Morning Chapel with Dr. Paul Pribbenow

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in the chapel at 10:40am. Dr. Paul Pribbenow, President, Augsburg College, will preach. Music: Jaz Vallin, flute, and Sam Greives, tenor.

Upcoming:
Thursday, 3/30, 11:30am, Senior Chapel: Grace Corbin ’17
Friday, 3/31, 10:40am: Prof. Kristen Mebust, Dept. of Religion. Music: Augsburg Choir directed by Mark Sedio

More Info

Drought in Somalia Relief Help

submitted by barre@augsburg.edu

Hello all. Please see this important message from Zahra Hassan, of Fairview Hospital, who works with Augsburg’s Health Commons program in Cedar-Riverside.

“The drought in Somalia is turning into the worst Famine in 60 years. Beginning of this month over a two day span over 100 people died in one area due to hunger. The people in Somalia need us as much as the ones we are working here at the Health Commons. Our work in the Health Commons involves providing resources and working together with the community to achieve optimum health. With many of the community we serve in our Cedar Riverside Health Commons having families in Somalia they are affected by what is happening back home. As part of Health Commons team I thought we can assist in contributing to making a difference in Somalia. Below is a non-profit organization I am volunteering with that is on the ground in Somalia and other parts of East Africa. I am reaching out to ask for donations and would like you to pass on the link for others to please donate.

BaitulMaal is a non-profit organization that worked in Somalia the last famine that took place in 2011 and I volunteered with them to conduct fund raising events here in Minneapolis. Please pass it on.
Here is the link: http://www.baitulmaal.org/worst-drought-60-years-hitting-horn-africa/

Please help out in any way you are able. If you have concerns or need more information please contact clarkk@augsburg.edu.

Apply: Cargill Summer Diversity Leadership Summit

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Cargill Summer Diversity Leadership Summit – August 2017-

To learn more and apply go to: www.cargill.com
In the search bar enter: UNI05033

Cargill’s Diversity Leadership Summit is a three-day program held August 14-16th, 2017 that focuses on diversity and inclusion, and leadership development. During the three days, attendees may:

-Gain invaluable exposure to various Cargill opportunities and careers -Interact with Cargill leaders across the company

-Participate in activities which may include: developmental workshops, panels, and case studies

-Hear from our Business Resource Groups and learn about the value of diversity and inclusion at Cargill

All attendees will have a guaranteed internship interview and will return to school with the chance of a job offer in hand! Cargill will pay for all reasonable travel and hotel accommodations for non-local attendees.

Dental Hygiene Item Drive

submitted by claytont@augsburg.edu

Did you visit your dentist over Spring Break? How many of us actually use the items in the goodie bag given to us by our dentists? 

Bring these items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss) back to school and donate them to the Pre-Dental Student Club Hygiene Item Drive! We will be collecting donations from Monday March 20th – Friday March 31st, keep an eye out for boxes around campus!

We will be donating the items collected to local groups in need. We thank you for your support! If you have any questions about donations, please feel free to contact us at claytont@augsburg.edu

I am listening, and I can hear you. Vote Cody Thompson for Class Senator

submitted by thompsoc@augsburg.edu

I stand here today willing and able to serve you on the Augsburg Day Student Government at whatever capacity is asked of me to the best of my ability. As my values and goals as a person very much so align with Augsburg’s mission as a college, I am listening and I can hear you. As stated in our college’s mission statement, “Augsburg College educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders”. It is a right of every student to be informed of what is happening within our Augsburg community and within our surrounding communities. I want to be your eyes and ears striving to keep you informed and up to date with what is going on in our communities. As we grow toward thoughtful stewardship, I want us to embrace our individual qualities that make us unique, our talents, our strengths, our flaws and weaknesses, which allow us to grow, and have confidence in our own independence as college students and growing adults. Others frequently comment that I am an avid critical thinker. I want to know more than just the solution to a problem. I want to know how we arrived at the solution from the problem. I believe transparency is highly important, and it is something that is very important to me. I will strive to be as transparent as possible with you as your class senator. I have a duty and responsibility to be a leader within our community. I want students to know that I am listening and that I can hear you. I encourage you to reach out to me if this message I have shared today has provoked some thoughts or ideas that you may or may not have felt the most comfortable in addressing. I want your voice to be heard because it needs to be heard. Your voice is invaluable. I hope today you feel empowered to do so. Thank you for the opportunity to run for class senator and to serve you!

Yours,

Cody Thompson
Future ADSG Class Senator

Afrikan Night

submitted by mcconnek@augsburg.edu

Greetings all! Please join the Augsburg College Pan Afrikan Student Union for our annual Afrikan Night. This year we are unapologetically celebrating and embracing our Blackness with the theme Black Carpet. (Yes, there will actually be a Black Carpet). We want you to come dressed to impress (in whatever is comfortable to you). The paparazzi will be waiting to take a picture of you shinning! We want everyone attending Afrikan Night to feel special, and comfortable embracing themselves.

PERFOMERS WANTED: If you are interested in performing please fill out this form:
https://docs.google.com/a/augsburg.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecbBNkKDvIpW9osTTvMDWy0GetQEvOzA99Fybm0L-0ceaQsQ/viewform (The deadline to sign up is March 31st.)

Please only fill this out if you are committed to performing, attending practices, keeping in contact with the board, and taking this responsibility seriously. Email PASU@Augsburg.edu with any question.

Augsburg students will be prioritized as well as other college/university students. If possible have your own clothing available but we will have a limited amount of Afrikan Clothing available to those who do not have their own (first come first serve!). Must be of Afrikan Descent and/or respect all cultural boundaries to participate in this show but open to all to join in this celebration so invite all of your friends!

 

Spring Blood Drive TODAY

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Memorial Blood Centers will be on campus today from 10 – 4 pm in the East Commons for our annual spring blood drive. Thanks to so many of you that signed up to donate. If you did not do that, please feel free to stop in as a walk-in donor. All donors today will receive a FREE t-shirt! If you are donating be sure to eat good meals before donating and drink a lot of water.

Auggies are helping save lives and since 1997 over 4000 lives have been helped with Augsburg donations!! Thank you very much.

Any questions, please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707

Last Day to Apply for Fairview IT Internships

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

Fairview Health Services is currently seeking applicants for Information Technology summer internships as part of the MSP TechHire Scholars initiative. Funding from the City of Minneapolis will enable Fairview to hire up to three Augsburg students, who will each complete a paid ($20/per hour) full-time summer internship within IT at Fairview.

Eligible candidates will meet the following criteria:
– Identify as a student of color, first generation college student (neither parent has a 4 year degree), and/or low income (Pell Grant or MN Dream Grant eligible)
– Major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Business Management
– Rising Senior in good standing at Augsburg (expected graduation in Dec 2017 or May 2018)
– Interest in pursuing an IT career within healthcare

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for this opportunity

In order to apply, interested students should email their resume to moralesj@augsburg.edu by today, Wednesday, March 29th. You will also be asked to complete a brief application at that time.

Semifinalists will interview on campus the week of April 10th. Internships begin on May 15th.

General information on Fairview Health Services can be found at www.fairview.org

Help Inspire CSBR Artists

submitted by walsh@augsburg.edu

We are looking for contributions to artwork to be installed in the new Hagfors Center. Two artists are looking for text passages to accompany three pieces designed for the new building, and we are looking for student input. Selections of text may come from any literary work or religious text of any faith tradition, as long as they are inspiring and fitting with the spirit of the artwork. Display boards depicting the artwork designs will be posted around campus, where anyone may fill out a slip and drop it in the submission box. Or check out the link below to see more information about the artists and make submissions online.

Click here for online form

Theater Dept. Presents: Passing Strange 3/30 – 4/9

submitted by burkhalb@augsburg.edu

PASSING STRANGE
Book and Lyrics by STEW

Music by STEW and Heidi Rodewald

Lead Collaborators
Jamil Jude
Sonja Thompson
Kelli Foster Warder

Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 P.M.
Friday March 31 at 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, April 2 at 3:00 P.M.

Saturday April 8 at 3:00 P.M.
Saturday April 8 at 7:00 P.M.
Sunday April 9 at 3:00 P.M.

Part comedy. Part coming-of-age story. Full-out rock concert! PASSING STRANGE, a Tony award-winning musical, is a genre-bending exploration of an artist’s journey to find life’s truths. The story follows Youth, a young Black man raised in the idyllic hills of California, as he passes through life, learning about himself and the world around him, through music and the people he meets because of it. Throughout his journey for “the real,” he gains so much, but is what he gives up too much? Will the ends justify the means? Will everything be alright?

Reserve Tickets Now!

Ticket Information

JamilJude.com

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

Hagfors Center: A final view from the tower crane

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Last week, the tower crane — which had been on the construction site since May 2016 — was removed from the Hagfors Center site, as it is not required for the remainder of the construction project. This week’s update includes photos from the apex of tower crane and a photo of it being dismantled. The summary also includes a view of the Hagfors Center from the top of Mortensen Hall as well as updates on the following:

[1] Curtainwall framing (including photo)
[2] Hand-laid brick
[3] Fourth-floor exterior
[4] North elevator
[5] Scaffolding in the lobby area (including photo)
[6] Interior tile and electrical work

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of March 27, 2017.

Speaking of Sabbaticals with Sociology Professor Lars Christiansen

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff, RSVP now for the final installment of “Speaking of Sabbaticals.” Sociology professor Lars Christiansen will present findings from his resent sabbatical research (and beyond), focusing on the relationship between theories of embodiment and urban design and planning. His talk will include comparisons of several U.S. cities and focus on transportation policy and practices.

“Bodies in Motion: What the Embodiment Revolution Means for How We Get Around.”
Monday, April 3
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lindell 301

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

RSVP for a spot at lunch here.

Schield Invited to talk at Canadian Math-Ed Forum

submitted by schield@augsburg.edu

Milo Schield, Professor in Business Administration, has been invited to talk on Statistical Literacy at the Field Institute MathEd Forum in Toronto on April 29. This forum is sponsored by the Center for Mathematics Education (CME). Milo’s work builds on the grant Augsburg received from the W. M. Keck Foundation. The goal of this grant was “to develop statistical literacy as an interdisciplinary curriculum in the liberal arts.”

Open mic night: Resistance in Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities

submitted by reinhard@augsburg.edu

Arte de Resistencia/Art of Resistance

Wed., 3/29 from 7:00-9:00 p.m., East Commons, Christensen Center

Explore the topic of political resistance in Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities at this open mic event, where we will share poetry, music, visual arts and manifestos in English and/or Spanish. Bring your own work or something drawn from the inspired work of others that promotes peace and social justice. Come to share, come to listen. All are welcome!

We frame resistance as cultural expressions that unite us in our opposition to oppression and that create paths to freedom and promote justice for all.

Want to participate but not sure how? The Spanish and Cross-Cultural Studies faculty would be happy to help you choose a reading or explore resistance music in Spanish or English. Artwork can include posters, photos or paintings. Music can be of your own composition or created by others. Choose something that inspires you!

For more information and to sign up, see this Google doc:
https://docs.google.com/a/augsburg.edu/document/d/1_1BBBRMGEk7v8g6FO6op8j_Nqt51dauLdByiSjbWins/edit?usp=sharing

Please direct your questions or ideas to Kate Reinhardt at
reinhard@augsburg.edu or Sarah Degnar Riveros at riveross@augsburg.edu.

Intramural Yoga

submitted by monsone@augsburg.edu

Vinyasa Yoga, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. until April 25
Exercise and meditation practices are proven to be beneficial to students and athletes by promoting healthy sleeping patterns, more restful sleep and greater memory retention.

All levels welcome – Open to current students, alumni, faculty & friends.
Join Erik Monson for an hour of Vinyasa yoga and guided breathing meditations every Tuesday this semester in Si Melby 130 – mats and props provided.

Questions? Email monsone@augsburg.edu

Great show at Cedar Cultural Center-Free w/Augsburg ID

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

The Cedar Presents Nimco Yasin ft. Iskalaji with special guest Rahmo Rose
Friday, March 31
Doors: 7 p.m. / Show: 8 p.m.
at The Cedar Cultural Center
Free with Augsburg ID
Get more information at thecedar.org/midnimo

Nimco Yasin rose to fame as part of a member of the legendary Waaberi Group in the 80s. Waaberi Group, or “Dawn Players,” was Somalia’s government-sponsored music and dance troupe that included the most talented singers, musicians, and dancers in the country. With more than 300 members over its 30-year existence, the group was a source of national pride and toured the world multiple times. Known for her striking voice and emotional love ballads, Yasin eloquently revives the vintage qaraami (or “Somali jazz”) sound that Waaberi was known for, while bringing it into a modern context.

Apply for IT Summer Internships at Fairview

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

Fairview Health Services is currently seeking applicants for Information Technology summer internships as part of the MSP TechHire Scholars initiative. Funding from the City of Minneapolis will enable Fairview to hire up to three Augsburg students, who will each complete a paid ($20/per hour) full-time summer internship within IT at Fairview.

Eligible candidates will meet the following criteria:
– Identify as a student of color, first generation college student (neither parent has a 4 year degree), and/or low income (Pell Grant or MN Dream Grant eligible)
– Major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Business Management
– Rising Senior in good standing at Augsburg (expected graduation in Dec 2017 or May 2018)
– Interest in pursuing an IT career within healthcare

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for this opportunity

In order to apply, interested students should email their resume to moralesj@augsburg.edu no later than Wednesday, March 29th. You will also be asked to complete a brief application at that time.

Semifinalists will interview on campus the week of April 10th. Internships begin on May 15th.

General information on Fairview Health Services can be found at www.fairview.org

Spring Blood Drive – Tomorrow – 3/29

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

The spring blood drive is Wednesday, 3/29, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in East Commons, and there are still spots available if you want to sign up to donate. You can go online at www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 0027 or call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to get a time. In the fall of 2016 we reached 98% of our goal — hoping for 100% at the spring drive. Please continue to help save lives! All donors will receive a FREE t-shirt, too.

Many thanks to Taylor Mattice and SAC for their help in promoting the event as a partner with CWC and Memorial Blood Center.

Questions – please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Theater Dept. Presents : Passing Strange 3/30 – 4/9

submitted by burkhalb@augsburg.edu

PASSING STRANGE
Book and Lyrics by STEW

Music by STEW and Heidi Rodewald

Lead Collaborators
Jamil Jude
Sonja Thompson
Kelli Foster Warder

Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 P.M.
Friday March 31 at 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, April 2 at 3:00 P.M.

Saturday April 8 at 3:00 P.M.
Saturday April 8 at 7:00 P.M.
Sunday April 9 at 3:00 P.M.

Part comedy. Part coming-of-age story. Full-out rock concert! PASSING STRANGE, a Tony award-winning musical, is a genre-bending exploration of an artist’s journey to find life’s truths. The story follows Youth, a young Black man raised in the idyllic hills of California, as he passes through life, learning about himself and the world around him, through music and the people he meets because of it. Throughout his journey for “the real,” he gains so much, but is what he gives up too much? Will the ends justify the means? Will everything be alright?

Reserve Tickets Now!

Ticket Information

JamilJude.com

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

NEW Youth Studies Minor

submitted by myers@augsburg.edu

Do you plan on working with children, youth or young adults?
If so, you should consider becoming a Youth Studies minor. This minor is
designed to pair well with any other major including Political Science, HPE, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Theology and Public Leadership, etc.

There are some great classes being offered in this minor next year, including a class in the UK! So take a look at our website (see link below) to learn more.

http://www.augsburg.edu/youth-studies/

NEW Theology and Public Leadership Degree

submitted by myers@augsburg.edu

The Religion department will be launching a new degree in Theology and Public Leadership in the fall of 2017. This degree program will be replacing the Youth and Family Ministry Degree. This new major will include concentrations in Youth Studies, Leadership and Management, Community Engagement, Worship and Music, Environmental Stewardship, Advocacy and Public Policy, Human Service, and Cross-Cultural Relations.

We are excited for this new endeavor and for the leaders it will produce for our faith communities. Please visit our website (see link below) for more information.

http://www.augsburg.edu/religion/tpl/

Volunteers Needed: Holy Hoops Basketball Tournament April 2

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

The Christensen Center for Vocation and Campus Ministry are looking for volunteers for the Holy Hoops Basketball Tournament on Sunday, April 2. This is an annual basketball tournament that Augsburg College hosts for churches in the area. It is always lots of fun for participants and volunteers alike.

There are five volunteer shifts, and we encourage you to sign up for as many as you would like. These shifts are:
Set-up: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Shift 1: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Shift 2: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Shift 3: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Clean-up: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

*If you would like to help, but have a schedule conflict and cannot sign up for a specific time slot, please let us know and we would be more than willing to work with you.

The roles available are:
Scorekeeper
Timer
3-pt Competition Helper
Court Host
Go-fer / Runner / Where Needed
Greeter / Hospitality
Photographer

To volunteer, please register here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUFkwPTJci6Pm_WGH1CYzygy9pGFG_oa-NnBjLY1WIt9QApg/viewform?usp=send_form

P.S. We will provide snacks and lunch!

If you have any questions, email Emily Glaser at ccv@augsburg.edu.

Dental Hygiene Item Drive

submitted by claytont@augsburg.edu

Did you visit your dentist over Spring Break? How many of us actually use the items in the goodie bag given to us by our dentists?

Bring these items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss) back to school and donate them to the Pre-Dental Student Club Hygiene Item Drive. We will be collecting donations from Monday March 20 to Friday March 31. Keep an eye out for boxes around campus.

We will be donating the items collected to local groups in need. We thank you for your support! If you have any questions about donations, please feel free to contact us at claytont@augsburg.edu .

Help Inspire Hagfors Center Artists

submitted by walsh@augsburg.edu

We are looking for contributions to artwork to be installed in the new Hagfors Center. Two artists are looking for text passages to accompany three pieces designed for the new building, and we are looking for student input. Selections of text may come from any literary work or religious text of any faith tradition, as long as they are inspiring and fitting with the spirit of the artwork. Display boards depicting the artwork designs will be posted around campus, where anyone may fill out a slip and drop it in the submission box. Or check out the link below to see more information about the artists and make submissions online.

Click here for online form

Seed starting materials needed for garden

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

The community garden is looking for paper egg cartons, paper towel or toilet paper rolls, and paper coffee cups (like those ones from Einsteins, perhaps) to help us start some seedlings for our gardeners to plant. Drop off supplies any time this week outside the Sabo Center (basement of Anderson Residence Hall), and let Allyson (greena@augsburg.edu) or Nora (barre@augsburg.edu) know if you want to take some seedlings to your sunny office or home window to nurture for the next month and a half.

Leadership Minor Info Session

submitted by liljaj@augsburg.edu

If you’re free on Thursday, March 30 from 11:30 – 12noon, please join us at the Leadership Minor information session! Grab a treat while hearing from the Director of Leadership Studies along with faculty who teach in the program at Augsburg. Learn how a Minor in Leadership Studies can enhance your capacity to lead in a wide variety of occupational and community settings – no matter your major! Contact Jolee Lilja (liljaj@augsburg.edu) with questions.

The LS Info Session will be Thursday, March 30 in the Christensen Center lobby from 11:30 a.m. – 12noon. Hope to see you there!

Get paid to do your internship: Apply Now.

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Wouldn’t it be GREAT if you could get paid to do an internship?

You may be able to do just that because of a grant awarded to Augsburg College. This program serves juniors and seniors who receive financial aid, improving their odds of graduating and preparing them to enter the workforce with real-world experience in their fields of study.

To be eligible:

* Students must be in good academic standing (2.0+ GPA).

* Students must be a college junior or senior (60 credits completed) at the time of the internship. (Second semester sophomores can apply as long as they hold junior standing BEFORE the internship begins.)

* Students must be eligible for financial aid (work study). Not sure if you are eligible? Email studentfinances@augsburg.edu or check your awards package.

* The internship must be related to your major or career aspirations.

* Internships will take place Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or Spring 2018.

Act now! Priority consideration is given to students who complete the short Augsburg application, so we recommend you complete it soon.

To learn more about the grant, visit www.augsburg.edu/strommen/. Apply for the grant through Inside Augsburg, On Campus Jobs. Search for “Great Lakes Grant.”

If you already have an unpaid internship lined up and would like to see if it can be turned into a Great Lakes site, please contact us at 612-330-1148, and we will assist you.

Career Quick Stop Hours

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

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 by calling 612-330-1148.)

TC For Career, Cause and Community tabling TODAY

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a part-time summer job, volunteer or internship? Today in the Christensen Center lobby from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. the following employer will be on campus to meet with students. Stop by to learn more!

TC For Career, Cause and Community – C3 Twin Cities connects career, cause, and community through a service year that elevates the skills and professional relationships of the next generation of community leaders. In partnership with the Pohlad Family Foundation and Nexus Community Partners, C3 Twin Cities engages VISTAs in efforts that:

o Support Minneapolis students to succeed in strong schools and shape their own educational experience.
o Rekindle the dreams of youth by connecting them to career pathway and post-secondary opportunities.
o Build vibrant local economies through community wealth building.

We have fifteen positions to fill. Come check out our opportunities.

Save the Date: Medicare Info Session on April 18

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce an April brown bag lunch and learn information session on the topic of Medicare. Medicare can be confusing and oftentimes difficult to understand. If you’re nearing the time to start thinking about Medicare and want some answers, attend this HealthPartners Medicare information session to learn more.

When: April 18 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: OGC 100

Bring your own lunch and join us to learn more about Medicare and what it means to you.

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

Tuition Benefit Application Deadline is May 1

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

The tuition benefit program is a wonderful benefit for faculty and staff working at Augsburg College. If you are interested in applying for this benefit for Summer 2017, Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 courses, please remember to submit the tuition benefit application. Completed forms must be submitted by May 1 to Nicole Peterlin, HR Specialist in Memorial Hall, Room 19 or to peterlin@augsburg.edu.

More information regarding the tuition benefit policy and application forms can be found on HR Connection, under Benefits>Tuition Benefit. Log in at www.hrconnection.com with username: ACemployee and password: Info2017.

If you have any questions, contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Powwow was a great success

submitted by griesse@augsburg.edu

Many, many thanks to Jennifer Simon for all of her work on the Powwow that occurred on Saturday. Planning for such a major community event takes many months. The reason for such great success was Jennifer’s planning and engaging so many Auggies as well as members of the broader community in support of the Powwow. Thanks goes out to all of the volunteers who helped the Powwow go so smoothly. And congratulations to all of the graduates whom we celebrated for their accomplishment!

A Farewell for Sally Daniels Herron

submitted by waggoner@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to join Advancement as we say farewell to Sally Daniels Herron, as her position in IA has been eliminated. We are grateful for Sally’s 38 years of service to Augsburg in Enrollment, Parent Relations, and Advancement, and welcome you to stop by the Alumni Offices in Oren 106 to bid her fond farewell at your convenience. Her last day is March 31, 2017.

Dental Hygiene Item Drive

submitted by claytont@augsburg.edu

Did you visit your dentist over Spring Break? How many of us actually use the items in the goodie bag given to us by our dentists? 

Bring these items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss) back to school and donate them to the Pre-Dental Student Club Hygiene Item Drive! We will be collecting donations from Monday March 20th – Friday March 31st, keep an eye out for boxes around campus!

We will be donating the items collected to local groups in need. We thank you for your support! If you have any questions about donations, please feel free to contact us at claytont@augsburg.edu

Only a Few Weeks Remain: Find Help in the WL

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

Time is passing quickly! Papers, reports, applications, resumes — whatever you are writing, please remember that the Augsburg College Writing Lab is open 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.

Youth Worker Hiring Event

submitted by pranken@augsburg.edu

Youth Worker Hiring Event
Friday, March 31, 2017
1 pm – 6 pm
Children’s Residential Treatment Center
143 E 19th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Are you wanting to make a difference? Are you looking for an opportunity to make a positive impact in a young person’s life?
A Residential Counselor Position May Be For You!
Interviews will be held on site!

Duties of the Position:
Conduct recreational, educational, social events and activities with adolescent residents to fulfill their treatment plans and contribute to their well-being. Participate in the resident admission and discharge. Collaborate with treatment team to assist residents in meeting their objectives. Crisis intervention.

• PAID POSITIONS starting at $14 per hour, pay increase every 6 months
• Full Time, Part Time, and Overnight shifts available
• On the job training provided

Minimum Qualifications:
• HS Diploma/GED
• Age 21+
• Valid Driver’s License
• Must pass Criminal/DHS background screen

Morning Chapel: Mindful Monday

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in the chapel at 10:40am for Stress Management for All with Jermaine Nelson, a local yoga instructor and health fitness specialist. In Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.

Upcoming:
Tuesday, 3/28, 11:30am, Prof. Phil Quanbeck, Dept. of Religion, Sopranos Maria Gisselquist and Shealyn Kawlewski will sing music of Gabriel Faure
Wednesday, 3/29, 10:40am, Paul Pribbenow, President, Augsburg College. Music: Jaz Vallin, flute and Sam Greives, tenor
Thursday, 3/30, 11:30am, Senior Chapel: Grace Corbin ’17
Friday, 3/31, 10:40am: Prof. Kristen Mebust, Dept. of Religion and Augsburg Choir directed by Mark Sedio

More Info

Adriane Brown receives grant for intercultural learning workshop in Spain

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

Congrats to Adriane Brown who received a $2000 grant to participate this June in “Learning while Leading: Supporting Intercultural Development through Study Away” workshop in Madrid, Spain through Augsburg CGEE Affilliate, CIEE.

This seminar is designed to help university faculty effectively integrate intercultural learning into teaching and advising. Participants learn how to help students learn and grow through intercultural experiences, whether they take place at home or abroad.

Adriane will incorporate learnings from this workshop into her upcoming Spring Semester/Winter-Break 2018 course and short-term study abroad program, WST/YST 220: From Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK.

Blood Drive Donors Needed 3/29

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Auggies did you know that since 1997 1381 pints of blood have been donated by Augsburg students, faculty and staff — this means we have saved 4,143 LIVES!!

The spring blood drive is Wednesday 3/29/17 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm in East Commons and there are still spots available if you want to sign up to donate. You can go online at www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 0027 or call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to get a time. In the fall of 2016 we reached 98% of our goal — hoping for 100% at the spring drive! Please continue to help save lives!!

Any questions, please call the CWC office.

Cody Thompson for Class Senator

submitted by thompsoc@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies! I am happy to announce that I will be running for class senator for the 2017-2018 academic school year. I want to be the eyes and ears of the student body. I want to listen and I want to hear your ideas and concerns. I want to be the voice for you. You can count on me to get things done while working along side my peers. I can’t do this without your support! It would mean a lot to me if on April 3rd, you vote for me to serve you as one of your class senators.

Vote Cody Thompson for Class Senator!

Thank you all so much for your support and if you want to chat, please feel free to email me. (thompsoc@augsburg.edu)

Help start seeds for our community gardeners

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

The community garden is looking for paper egg cartons, paper towel or toilet paper rolls, and paper coffee cups (like those ones from Einsteins, perhaps!) to help us start some seedlings for our gardeners to plant. Drop off supplies any time this week outside the Sabo Center (basement of Anderson Hall), and let Allyson (greena@augsburg.edu) or Nora (barre@augsburg.edu) know if you want to take some seedlings to your sunny office or home window to nurture for the next month and a half!

Apply for IT Summer Internships at Fairview

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

Fairview Health Services is currently seeking applicants for Information Technology summer internships as part of the MSP TechHire Scholars initiative. Funding from the City of Minneapolis will enable Fairview to hire up to three Augsburg students, who will each complete a paid ($20/per hour) full-time summer internship within IT at Fairview.

Eligible candidates will meet the following criteria:
– Identify as a student of color, first generation college student (neither parent has a 4 year degree), and/or low income (Pell Grant or MN Dream Grant eligible)
– Major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Business Management
– Rising Senior in good standing at Augsburg (expected graduation in Dec 2017 or May 2018)
– Interest in pursuing an IT career within healthcare

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for this opportunity

In order to apply, interested students should email their resume to moralesj@augsburg.edu no later than Wednesday, March 29th. You will also be asked to complete a brief application at that time.

Semifinalists will interview on campus the week of April 10th. Internships begin on May 15th.

General information on Fairview Health Services can be found at www.fairview.org

Vocation Lunch with Bill Green March 30

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You are invited to attend this year’s Christensen Vocation Lunch with Bill Green on Thursday, March 30 from 12 to 1:15 p.m.

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

Learn More at:
augsburg.edu/ccv/events/vocationlunch

Register by visiting:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christensen-vocation-lunch-with-bill-green-tickets-32188684221

Note: Spaces are limited so you must register in order to attend this event. Also note: upon completion of your registration, please be sure you receive a confirmation email before you add the event to your calendar.

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

More about our speaker: Bill Green
Bill Green began working at Augsburg in 1991 as a Professor of History. Over the years, he has held several different teaching positions, including working as both an Adjunct Associate Professor of History at St. John’s University and as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Leadership, Policy, and Organization at Vanderbilt University. From 2006-2010, he served as the Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools. Since 2013, he has been back at Augsburg serving as a Professor of History. He regularly teaches Minnesota History, American Legal History, History of Civil Rights, History of African American Religion, 19th Century U.S. History, and History of African American Education.

We hope you can join us on Thursday, March 30 at 12:00-1:15 p.m. to hear more of Bill Green’s vocation story.

Help Inspire CSBR Artists

submitted by walsh@augsburg.edu

We are looking for contributions to artwork to be installed in the new Hagfors Center! Two artists are looking for text passages to accompany three pieces designed for the new building, and we are looking for student input! Selections of text may come from any literary work or religious text of any faith tradition, as long as they are inspiring and fitting with the spirit of the artwork. Display boards depicting the artwork designs will be posted around campus, where anyone may fill out a slip and drop it in the submission box. Or check out the link below to see more information about the artists and make submissions online!

Click here for online form

Save the Date: Medicare Info Session on April 18

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce a brown bag lunch and learn information session on the topic of Medicare in April. Medicare can be confusing and oftentimes difficult to understand. If you’re nearing the time to start thinking about Medicare and want some answers, attend this HealthPartners Medicare information session to learn more!

When: April 18th from 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: OGC 100

Bring your own lunch and join us to learn more about Medicare and what it means to you!

Save the date! For questions, contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Tuition Benefit Application Deadline is May 1

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Benefits Eligible Faculty and Staff,

The tuition benefit program is a wonderful benefit for those working at Augsburg College. If you are interested in applying for this benefit for Summer 2017, Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 courses, please remember to submit the tuition benefit application. Completed forms must be submitted by May 1st to Nicole Peterlin, HR Specialist in Memorial Hall, Room 19 or to peterlin@augsburg.edu.

More information regarding the tuition benefit policy and application forms can be found on HR Connection, under Benefits>Tuition Benefit. Log in at www.hrconnection.com with username: ACemployee and password: Info2017.

If you have any questions, contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Leadership Minor Information Session

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At the Leadership Minor information session, grab a (free) cookie while hearing from the Director of Leadership Studies along with faculty who teach in the program at Augsburg. Learn how a Minor in Leadership Studies can enhance your capacity to lead in a wide variety of occupational and community settings – no matter your major! Contact Jolee Lilja (liljaj@augsburg.edu) with questions.

The LS Info Session will be Thursday, March 30 in the Christensen Center lobby from 11:30 a.m. – 12noon. Hope to see you there.

Resistance in Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities

submitted by reinhard@augsburg.edu

Arte de Resistencia/Art of Resistance

Wed., 3/29 from 7:00-9:00 p.m., East Commons, Christensen Center

Explore the topic of political resistance in Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities at this open mic event, where we will share poetry, music, visual arts and manifestos in English and/or Spanish. Bring your own work or something drawn from the inspired work of others that promotes peace and social justice. Come to share, come to listen. All are welcome!

We frame resistance as cultural expressions that unite us in our opposition to oppression and that create paths to freedom and promote justice for all.

Want to participate but not sure how? The Spanish and Cross-Cultural Studies faculty would be happy to help you choose a reading or explore resistance music in Spanish or English. Artwork can include posters, photos or paintings. Music can be of your own composition or created by others. Choose something that inspires you!

For more information and to sign up, see this Google doc:
https://docs.google.com/a/augsburg.edu/document/d/1_1BBBRMGEk7v8g6FO6op8j_Nqt51dauLdByiSjbWins/edit?usp=sharing

Please direct your questions or ideas to Kate Reinhardt at
reinhard@augsburg.edu or Sarah Degnar Riveros at riveross@augsburg.edu.