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Reserve Your Spot for the Writing Retreat

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.

PA Info Session

submitted by frew@augsburg.edu

At this information session hosted by URGO, hear from a representative of the Augsburg PA program, alumni who are currently PA students, and alumni who are practicing PAs. Learn how to become a competitive applicant, what necessary prerequisites are, what the application entails and how to approach your personal statement. Contact Catherina Kipper (kipper@augsburg.edu) with questions.

Wednesday, March 22
6-7:30 p.m.
OGC 100

Considering Grad School? Register Now for On-Campus GRE Prep

submitted by ricomem@augsburg.edu

Going to graduate school by the Fall of 2017 or 2018? Most masters and doctoral programs require the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) for admission. GRE Prep is offered this summer on campus through the Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity. You’ll learn the most effective ways tackle the Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing sections on the GRE.

The course meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-7:30 PM for four and a half weeks (May 17th – June 19th). The cost is only $100, which includes test prep materials; this is a fraction of the cost when compared to similar classroom GRE prep courses offered by Kaplan or the Princeton Review who charge over $1,000.

Alums and staff are also welcome to register.

Online registration is now open at the following website: http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/grad/gre-prep/

Questions? Contact Dixie Shafer, URGO Director: shafer@augsburg.edu

General Announcements

Dental Hygiene Item Drive

submitted by claytont@augsburg.edu

Are you visiting 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

TC For Career, Cause & Community – Tabling TODAY

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

TC For Career, Cause & Community (a program of the Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of MN) will be tabling today in the Christensen Lobby from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

C3 TwinCities 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!

Study Abroad Fall 2017 – Deadline Extended

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The application deadline for fall 2017 CGEE Mexico, CGEE Central America, and CGEE Southern Africa programs has been extended to April 1. Spend fall semester at one of these dynamic Augsburg international programs!

Auggies participating on these programs automatically receive a $1500 tuition discount, and students going on the Central America program will have free airfare.

The CGEE Global Study Center programs offer courses to keep you on track to graduate, as well as internship opportunities in Mexico or Southern Africa!

The study abroad office is always here to help–stop by our office in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Learn more and start an application today! http://www.augsburg.edu/global/

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, 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

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

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

Help Save Lives – Donate Blood

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Auggie students, faculty and staff please help save lives by donating blood on Wednesday 3/29/17 from 10 :00 am – 4:00 pm in the East Commons in Christensen Center. You can sign up online at www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 0027. The Center for Wellness and Counseling welcomes Memorial Blood Center to our campus two times a year. We have always had great results and are hoping for the same this spring. If you prefer to schedule the appointment through the CWC office, please call 612-330-1707 and we can see what openings are available. Thank you for helping save lives by donating a pint of blood on Wednesday 3/29!

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, please let me know.

Best,

Nicole

Campus Kitchen Volunteers Needed

submitted by barre@augsburg.edu

Hello! Campus Kitchen needs your help! If you are a student, staff or faculty, and want to complete service hours with us, please refer to the positions on the Campus Kitchen website. Signing up is easy, and fun! We need your help getting food out into the community as part of our mission to address food insecurity, recover food, and reduce food waste. If you have any further questions please contact Allyson Green or Nora Barr. Thank you!

Event Announcements

Morning Chapel: Prof. Hans Wiersma

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in the chapel at 10:40am for the first of the Religion Department’s series on the Seasons of Lent. Professor Hans Wiersma will be preaching. Prof. Bill Capman is providing music.

Upcoming chapel services:
Thursday, March 23, 11:30 a.m.: Kaylie Johnson ’17 Senior Chapel
Friday, March 24, 10:40 a.m.: Pastor Jane Buckley-Farlee, Trinity Lutheran Congregation. Neil O’Mara ’18, instrumental solo.

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Business Office/Purchasing/Budget 101 Training

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

All Budget Managers and any administrative employees involved in budget, purchasing, invoices, etc. are invited to today’s education sessions in Lindell 301:
Wednesday, March 22, 2-3 p.m. (Identical to yesterday’s session.)

The session will be recorded for later viewing for those unable to attend.

We’ll cover budget concept and process, reports, accounts payable, purchasing with a P-Card, accounting tickets, and purchase orders/purchase requisitions. We look forward to seeing you, answering your questions, and introducing you to the two newest employees in the Finance & Administration division.

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 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.

Soup Gender Sexuality: Nonprofit Industrial Complex

submitted by salehd@augsburg.edu

WHAT IS THIS SERIES?
The Soup, Gender, and Sexuality series is a variety of events specific to LGBTQIA+ identities. The purpose of these events is to stir in depth conversation across campus about identities that often go unrecognized in academic settings.

WHAT IS THE TOPIC?
The topic for this upcoming event will be “Nonprofit Industrial Complex”. Kyra Brown will be sharing her experience as a queer organizer in the nonprofit and organizing world, critiquing the ways that nonprofits engage with capitalism and white supremacy.

WHO IS THE SPEAKER?
Kyra Brown is a campus organizer for the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG). MPIRG is an organization that provides student leaders the opportunity to engage in social justice through the production of media narratives, legislative literature, and political action. Kyra was elected to be a board representative at MPIRG, which provided her with the opportunity to develop policies and ensure that they were implemented statewide.

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2017 DFL Mayoral Candidates Debate

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

Join Concordia University and the St. Paul Democratic Party for a debate by the 2017 DFL mayoral candidates. Get to know them and the issues before the upcoming party caucuses. The mayoral candidates include: Melvin Carter III, Tom Goldstein, Pat Harris, and Dai Thao.

Your vote matters in deciding the future of the Capitol City of Minnesota.

Date: Monday, April 10
Location: Buetow Memorial Music Center – Concordia University, 300 Hamline Ave, St. Paul MN 55104
Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the debate will go from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Debate will be moderated by Tim Nelson of Minnesota Public Radio.

Resistencia: Share Poetry, Music and Art

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.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Augsburg Alum Accepts Position as Trauma Surgeon

submitted by shafer@augsburg.edu

Keneeshia Williams (’03 graduate in biology and chemistry) has accepted the position of Assistant Professor at Emory University/ Trauma-Critical Care Surgeon at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. While at Augsburg Keneeshia conducted aquarium research with Dr. Bill Capman as a McNair Scholar and was an M. Anita Hawthorne Leadership Scholar. She earned her Doctorate of Medicine from University of Illinois at Peoria, spent two years at Loyola University in the NIH training program in trauma and burn research and four years in a General Surgery Residence at Mount Sinai Hospital. She currently is a Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery Fellow at the University of Arizona (working alongside the surgeon who served congresswoman Gabriel Giffords). Prior to starting medical school Keneeshia was set on a career in pediatrics or family medicine, until she had her first surgical rotation. Two years ago she visited Augsburg and inspired a new round of Augsburg health care professionals with her stories, advice and achievements.

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