Taste of Augsburg – Save the Date

submitted by radford@augsburg.edu

As the school year comes to an end and we dive into summer, we wanted to send a reminder to all student organizations and departments to Save the Date for Homecoming’s Taste of Augsburg event on Saturday, October 14 from 11-1:30 pm.

Taste of Augsburg is our own version of the State Fair where booths sell food and play games in effort to raise some money while having fun and taking part in Homecoming traditions! Seed money will be available again for Student Organizations.

More information coming this summer but if you have any questions, contact Katie Radford at radford@augsburg.edu.

Urgent: Commencement Help Needed

submitted by radford@augsburg.edu

Did you know this Saturday we will have the largest graduating class in our history? Because of this great news, we are in need of even more help staffing the ceremonies on Saturday. Help is especially needed for Undergraduate Commencement. Please help if you can and take part in this joyful celebration and send off!

-Undergraduate Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 8:00-11:30 a.m.
HIGH PRIORITY NEED at least 3 more people to Usher/Ticket Taker
-Adult Day/Graduate Studies Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 2:00-5:30 p.m.
NEED at least 3 more people, to Usher/Ticket Taker

*Ushers have the opportunity to see most of the ceremony.

To sign up for a shift, contact Katie Radford at radford@augsburg.edu.

CTL Workshops – “Four Days in May”

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to attend these upcoming May workshops from the Center for Teaching and Learning. These engaging sessions, with designated time to share a cup of coffee, will provide opportunities for both professional development and community-building in early May:

Monday, May 8
9:00 a.m. – Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop
More information coming soon

Tuesday, May 9
9:00 a.m. – A Roundtable Discussion on Supporting Student Research and Creative Activity
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Making Good Connections: Teaching via Interactive Video Conferencing
12:30 a.m. – Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome

Wednesday, May 10
9:00 a.m. – Creating Documents Accessible to Everyone. It’s Not Just a Good Idea, It’s the Law!
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Exploring the Possibilities of Virtual Reality and 360* Video
12:30 p.m. – Building Resilience in Students with Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges

Thursday, May 11
9:00 a.m. – Open Faculty Discussion: Interpreting and Reflecting on Student Feedback
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Classroom Management Strategies to Engage Today’s Student: A Roundtable Discussion
1:00 p.m. – CTL Portfolio Workshop
4:30 p.m. – Open Discussion (Happy Hour) on Academic Freedom

Read more about these events and add them to your calendar via the CTL website.

Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in the Curriculum Workshop – RSVP by May 3

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff are invited to attend this special event held during the CTL “Four Days in May” of professional development and community-building activities.

Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome
Tuesday, May 10
12:30-3:00 p.m.
OGC 113

The goal of this workshop led by Christina Erickson, Social Work, is to widen the circle of those involved in teaching activities related to Environmental Sustainability and Wellness. Based on the nationally recognized Ponderosa/Piedmont model, participants will engage in stimulating discussion and begin developing learning activities that meet our college wide student-learning outcome. Join us for lunch and an opportunity to learn more about incorporating sustainability and wellness across our academic disciplines.

Lunch is included – please click here to RSVP!

Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop – RSVP by May 1

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to attend this year’s Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) workshop, entitled “Supporting Our Students in Turbulent Times: Civic Engagement and Nonviolent Philosophy in Higher Education.” Please RSVP by May 1 to confirm your participation.

This half-day workshop will engage participants in exploring the history, philosophy and skills needed to promote a deep commitment to civic engagement, democratic principles and pedagogy in the classroom and broader community.

Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop
Monday, May 8
9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Opening General Session and Breakfast: 9 to 10:15 a.m., Chapel

– Harry Boyte & Joaquin Munoz: A Dialogue on Nonviolence in Higher Education

Civic Engagement Skills Development, Breakout Sessions 10:30 to 12 p.m., OGC Classrooms

– One to One Relational Meetings, Facilitator: Dennis Donovan
– Nonviolent Communication, Facilitators: Sarah Myers & Joaquin Munoz
– Public Narrative, Facilitator: Rachel Lloyd

Lunch and Closing Conversations, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., Chapel

The Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop is offered as part of Augsburg’s on-going college mission commitment to “intentional diversity in our life and work.” The goals of the workshop are to provide faculty and staff participants with the opportunity for continued growth in personal intercultural competence and to build skills necessary for creating an inclusive campus community.

Co-sponsored by the Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Committee, the Center for Teaching and Learning & the Sabo Center.

Please click here to RSVP.

Augsburg Street Closures and Parking Lot Assignment

submitted by brownell@augsburg.edu

In order to accommodate the next phase of the HCSBR construction project, Augsburg College will be closing South 7th Street and the majority of 21st Avenue South. These closures will begin on Monday, May 1st and will remain in place until Friday, September 1st. We will also be designating Lot A (which currently houses car pool parking spaces) as construction related parking only. Special permits will be assigned and violators will be removed. As a reminder, parking during summer months is allowed with any 2016/2017 parking permit in surface lots B, D, C, K and L. Summer permits are currently being sold for those who did not possess a 2016/2017 permit.

Full Circle: 365 Days/Plays @Penumbra

submitted by johnsonm@augsburg.edu

Two Augsburg theater alums (Quinci Bachman ‘15 & Stephanie Lein Walseth ’00,) one soon-to-graduate theater major (Malick Ceesay,) & Augsburg Professor Emerita Martha Johnson are all part of the upcoming Full Circle Theater Company’s production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 DAYS/PLAYS: A 2017 Remix at Penumbra Theater, St. Paul, from May 26 – June 11.

Martha Johnson directed an earlier version of this production with a student cast at Augsburg in 2012. Full Circle’s version will feature 6 directors (including Stephanie Lein Walseth, Harry Waters Jr., Rick Shiomi, Lara Trujillo, James Williams, and Martha Johnson) and a cast of 10 professional actors. Well-known African dancer Patricia Brown will choreograph. Quinci Bachman will serve as co-sound designer and stage manager. Malick Ceesay will be props designer and assistant stage manager.

For tickets: 365days365plays.bpt.me or 1-800-838-3006 or visit our website www.fullcircletheatermn.org. We hope you’ll come!

Full Circle Company Website

AugSTEM Scholarship Deadline June 15

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2017-18 AugSTEM Program.

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF DUE-1565060), AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 per student per year. (Differences in award amounts correspond to levels of financial need.) Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:

– Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)

– Within 5 semesters of graduating as of Fall 2017 (plan to graduate with STEM major from Augsburg by Fall 2019 or earlier).

– Major GPA of 3.0 or higher

– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident

– Demonstrate financial need via FAFSA

Applications are due June 15, 2017.

AugSTEM Scholarship Information

Staff Senate Election–Submit Votes by May 2

submitted by johnsod@augsburg.edu

Tuesday, May 2 the Staff Senate election closes. All Augsburg staff members received an email with a survey asking for their vote to elect the new Staff Senate representatives. Votes are anonymous and each staff member can vote once. If you are having any trouble with the survey or haven’t received it please contact staff senate at staffsenate@augsburg.edu.

If you’ve already voted, thank you for your participation!

Win $300 Travel Voucher: #YouAreWelcomeHere

submitted by how@augsburg.edu

Members from across more than 3,000 U.S. universities and colleges are dedicated to extending a warm welcome to international students around the world. Do you want to show your support and build upon the coalition of welcoming campuses and organizations? If the answer is YES, we invite you to send a 2-3 minute video sharing Augsburg’s commitment to a diverse, supportive, and safe environment to all students. All submissions received by May 5 will also be entered into a drawing for a $300 travel certificate and one of two $50 Amazon gift cards.

Questions and video submissions can be sent to: Tracy How, 612-330-1359, how@augsburg.edu

P.S. For ideas, check out the #YouAreWelcomeHere to see what other universities and colleges have come up with.

Physicians Neck and Back Pain Clinics Info Session on May 9

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Do you suffer from chronic neck and back pain?

Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce a May brown bag lunch and learn information session presented by the Physicians Neck & Back Clinics. Join us to learn simple and practical exercises that can be done at home or at work to improve spinal fitness.

This will be an interactive and educational seminar to help manage this common disease.

When: May 9 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch and join us.

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

TIAA Retirement Planning Info Session on May 16

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce a May brown bag lunch and learn information session on the topic of retirement planning. Join TIAA for a presentation titled Within Reach: Transitioning from Career to Retirement.

When: May 16 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch and join us.

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

Augsburg Total Wellness: Individual Counseling Sessions with TIAA

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

In just a few weeks TIAA will be returning to campus for individual counseling sessions. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, whereever you might be in your retirement planning.

SIGN UP TODAY:
Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:
http://www.tiaa.org/schedulenow

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, May 9 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

Wednesday, May 10 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

Thursday, May 11 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

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

Food Service Hours

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

Einsteins is open from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., with the Late Night Menu starting at 7 p.m.

Nabo is open from 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., with Hot Food starting at 10:30 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.

All Food Service locations will be closing at 1:30 p.m. on Friday April 28.

The Commons will be closed during the month of May.
Nabo will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. M-F with a limited menu during the month of May.
Einsteins will be open from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. M-F with a limited menu during the month of May.

Still Need Help For Commencement

submitted by leedd@augsburg.edu

As we gear up for the celebration and send off of our 2017 graduates for Commencement this Saturday, April 29, we are in strong need of more help at staffing the ceremonies.

Help is needed for the following:
-Adult Day/Graduate Studies Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 2:00-5:30 p.m.
High Priority: NEED at least 5 more people, to Usher/Ticket Taker
-Undergraduate Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 8:00-11:30 a.m.
NEED at least 4 more people to Usher/Ticket Taker

*Ushers have the opportunity to see most of the ceremony.

To sign up for a shift, contact Katie Radford at radford@augsburg.edu.

If you cannot assist for these times but still want to help, email Katie. There may be some additional shifts to help with including rehearsal on Thursday 4/27 and Student Line-Up Saturday morning before the 10am ceremony.

We can use all hands on deck!

May 31, 9am-2pm: Volunteers Needed — Moving Day at the Health Commons

submitted by clarkk@augsburg.edu

Please consider volunteering on Wednesday, May 31st from 9am-2pm at Central Lutheran Church. The Augsburg Central Health Commons, and other programs that serve people experiencing homelessness in Minneapolis, need to be move to double wides for renovations to begin on the new building. Email clarkk@augsburg.edu with questions.

Full Circle: 365 Days/Plays at Penumbra

submitted by johnsonm@augsburg.edu

Two Augsburg theater alums (Quinci Bachman ‘15 & Stephanie Lein Walseth ’00,) one soon-to-graduate theater major (Malick Ceesay,) & Augsburg Professor Emerita Martha Johnson are all part of the upcoming Full Circle Theater Company’s production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 DAYS/PLAYS: A 2017 Remix at Penumbra Theater, St. Paul, from May 26 – June 11.

Martha Johnson directed an earlier version of this production with a student cast at Augsburg in 2012. Full Circle’s version will feature 6 directors (including Stephanie Lein Walseth, Harry Waters Jr., Rick Shiomi, Lara Trujillo, James Williams, and Martha Johnson) and a cast of 10 professional actors. Well-known African dancer Patricia Brown will choreograph. Quinci Bachman will serve as co-sound designer and stage manager. Malick Ceesay will be props designer and assistant stage manager.

For tickets: 365days365plays.bpt.me or 1-800-838-3006 or visit our website www.fullcircletheatermn.org. We hope you’ll come!

Full Circle Theater Company website

Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference: Vocation for Life

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Faculty and Staff:

You are invited to attend the twenty-third annual Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference at Augsburg College from Monday, July 17 to Wednesday, July 19. Each year, five faculty members from each of the ELCA Colleges come together to explore the distinct roles that they play in higher education. This year, our theme is “Vocation for Life.”

The conference will begin with an opening session at 5 pm followed by a dinner at 7:00 pm on July 17 and conclude by 1:00 pm on July 19.

Register and learn more on the conference website:

Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference

If you have questions about registration, contact Lonna Field: VOALC@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1467

If you would like more information about the conference, contact Tom Morgan: morgan@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1773

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore leadership through the lens of vocation!

AugSTEM Scholarship Deadline June 15

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2017-18 AugSTEM Program.

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF DUE-1565060), AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 per student per year. (Differences in award amounts correspond to levels of financial need.) Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:

– Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)

– Within 5 semesters of graduating as of Fall 2017 (plan to graduate with STEM major from Augsburg by Fall 2019 or earlier).

– Major GPA of 3.0 or higher

– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident

– Demonstrate financial need via FAFSA

Applications are due June 15, 2017.

AugSTEM Scholarship Information

#YouAreWelcomeHere Video Contest – Win $300 Travel Voucher

submitted by how@augsburg.edu

Members from across more than 3,000 U.S. universities and colleges are dedicated to extending a warm welcome to international students around the world. Do you want to show your support and build upon the coalition of welcoming campuses and organizations? If the answer is YES, we invite you to send a 2-3 minute video sharing Augsburg’s commitment to a diverse, supportive, and safe environment to all students. All submissions received by May 5 will also be entered into a drawing for a $300 travel certificate and one of two $50 Amazon gift cards.

Questions and video submissions can be sent to: Tracy How, 612-330-1359, how@augsburg.edu

P.S. For ideas, check out the #YouAreWelcomeHere to see what other universities and colleges have come up with.

Alek Lukanen Presents at MSI 2017 Research Exhibition

submitted by belik@augsburg.edu

Alek Lukanen, a Mathematics and Computer Science double major, presented a poster at the annual Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) Research Exhibition on Tuesday, April 25. This exhibition highlights work done using the MSI supercomputer cluster over the previous academic year. Alek’s work is a result of his URGO project started in the summer of 2016 titled “Equilibrium Statistics of Vortex Filaments and the Pivot Algorithm”. Congratulations, Alek, on a job well done!

Physicians Neck and Back Pain Clinics Info Session on May 9

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Do you suffer from chronic neck and back pain?

Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce a May brown bag lunch and learn information session presented by the Physicians Neck & Back Clinics. Join us to learn simple and practical exercises that can be done at home or at work to improve spinal fitness.

This will be an interactive and educational seminar to help manage this common disease.

When: May 9 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch and join us.

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

TIAA Retirement Planning Info Session on May 16

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce a May brown bag lunch and learn information session on the topic of retirement planning. Join TIAA for a presentation titled Within Reach: Transitioning from Career to Retirement.

When: May 16 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch and join us.

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

Augsburg Total Wellness: Individual Counseling Sessions with TIAA

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

In just a few weeks TIAA will be returning to campus for individual counseling sessions. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, whereever you might be in your retirement planning.

SIGN UP TODAY:
Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:
http://www.tiaa.org/schedulenow

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, May 9 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

Wednesday, May 10 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

Thursday, May 11 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

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

Reception for Retiring Faculty – TODAY

submitted by kaivola@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff are invited to a reception in the East Commons this afternoon at 3:00, where we will honor this year’s retiring full-time faculty members. (Faculty noted with * are able to be at today’s reception.)

– Ralph Butkowski, Biology *
– Cass Dalglish, English*
– Peter Hendrickson, Music*
– Boyd Koehler, Library
– Sandra Olmsted, Chemistry*
– Magda Paleczny-Zapp, Business
– Noel Petit, Computer Science
– Deborah Redmond, Communication Studies
– Stuart Stoller, Business Administration*
– Tara Sweeney, Art

Please join us for informal conversation between 3:00-3:20pm. During this social time, a student saxophone quartet will perform and light refreshments will be served. The program, which will feature the reflections of retiring faculty, will begin at 3:20.

Health Commons 5-Year Celebration

submitted by barre@augsburg.edu

You are invited to the Augsburg Community Garden on Wednesday, May 10th between 5:30 – 7:30 pm to celebrate 5 years of the Cedar-Riverside Health Commons! The Health Commons is part of the transcultural nursing program at Augsburg College, and has been directed and co-founded by professor Katie Clark since 2011. Please come join us in celebrating this important program at Augsburg College. All are welcome!

Thanks to A’viands for Late Night Breakfast

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Thanks to A’viand’s food service for delicious food as students, staff and faculty served approximately 400 students at Late Night Breakfast on April 24. Thanks to the omelet crew, Carol Enke and Ted Nielson, and servers President Pribbenow, Abe Johnson, BK Kormah, Francesca Chiari, Aly Olson, Benjy Kent, Dianne Detloff, and Anthony Wilder. thanks to Sarah Griesse and Eric Pegues who welcomed students, and to Amanda Erdman, Gayle Smaller, and Carrie Noble for guiding students and managing the event.

Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference: Vocation for Life

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Faculty and Staff:

You are invited to attend the twenty-third annual Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference at Augsburg College from Monday, July 17 to Wednesday, July 19. Each year, five faculty members from each of the ELCA Colleges come together to explore the distinct roles that they play in higher education. This year, our theme is “Vocation for Life.”

The conference will begin with an opening session at 5 pm followed by a dinner at 7:00 pm on July 17 and conclude by 1:00 pm on July 19.

Register and learn more on the conference website:

Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference

If you have questions about registration, contact Lonna Field: VOALC@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1467

If you would like more information about the conference, contact Tom Morgan: morgan@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1773

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore leadership through the lens of vocation!

Nursing Faculty Published

submitted by wades@augsburg.edu

The Nursing Department is proud to announce that Kathleen Clark, Joyce Miller, Cheryl Leuning and Katherine Baumgartner’s collaborative article titled “The Citizen Nurse: An Educational Innovation for Change” has been published in the “Journal of Nursing Education,” Vol. 56, No. 4, 2017, Slack Incorporated. Please congratulate them on this accomplishment.

AugSTEM Scholarship Deadline June 15

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2017-18 AugSTEM Program.

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF DUE-1565060), AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 per student per year. (Differences in award amounts correspond to levels of financial need.) Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:

– Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)

– Within 5 semesters of graduating as of Fall 2017 (plan to graduate with STEM major from Augsburg by Fall 2019 or earlier).

– Major GPA of 3.0 or higher

– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident

– Demonstrate financial need via FAFSA

Applications are due June 15, 2017.

AugSTEM Scholarship Information

AugSTEM Scholarship Information

May 2017 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

The May 2017 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute will concentrate on select foundational principles of creating more inclusive classrooms and interactions by focusing on improving communication and conflict resolution across cultures and by improving the success of all students through culturally responsive teaching across majors.

Notes
● The Institute will be divided into a morning session and an afternoon session.
● Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
● Institute will be led by a faculty/staff collaboration.
● There are only 36 spaces available for the institute, and participants must register by using the link below. (A waiting list will be instituted if registration surpasses 36 participants.)
● Participation in the Institute counts towards a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program requirement.
● If you have attended the Intercultural Conflict Styles Workshop, some information during the Institute may be repeated.

Attention: Please do not register for the Institute unless you are able to commit to both the morning and afternoon session.

Questions concerning the Institute should be directed to diversity@augsburg.edu.

Click here to register!

Food Service Hours

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

Einsteins is open from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., with the Late Night Menu starting at 7 p.m.

Nabo is open from 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., with Hot Food starting at 10:30 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.

All Food Service locations will be closing at 1:30 p.m. on Friday April 28.

The Commons will be closed during the month of May.
Nabo will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. M-F with a limited menu during the month of May.
Einsteins will be open from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. M-F with a limited menu during the month of May.

Full Circle: 365 Days/Plays @Penumbra

submitted by johnsonm@augsburg.edu

Two Augsburg theater alums (Quinci Bachman ‘15 & Stephanie Lein Walseth ’00,) one soon-to-graduate theater major (Malick Ceesay,) & Augsburg Professor Emerita Martha Johnson are all part of the upcoming Full Circle Theater Company’s production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 DAYS/PLAYS: A 2017 Remix at Penumbra Theater, St. Paul, from May 26 – June 11.

Martha Johnson directed an earlier version of this production with a student cast at Augsburg in 2012. Full Circle’s version will feature 6 directors (including Stephanie Lein Walseth, Harry Waters Jr., Rick Shiomi, Lara Trujillo, James Williams, and Martha Johnson) and a cast of 10 professional actors. Well-known African dancer Patricia Brown will choreograph. Quinci Bachman will serve as co-sound designer and stage manager. Malick Ceesay will be props designer and assistant stage manager.

For tickets: 365days365plays.bpt.me or 1-800-838-3006 or visit our website www.fullcircletheatermn.org. We hope you’ll come!

Full Circle Theater Company Website

Audition for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Choir

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

Auditions for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Choir will be held in the Music Building (Choir Room – M3) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24, 25 and 26.

HISTORY: The choir, now in its 84th year, is one of Augsburg’s oldest ongoing organizations. For the past 37 years, it has been the anchor ensemble of the college’s Advent Vespers which is attended by some 8,000 people each year.

THIS NEXT YEAR: Mark Sedio (’76) will continue as conductor for this forthcoming academic year. In addition to his role at Augsburg, Sedio is Cantor (Director of Music) at Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis. He is a widely published composer, choral and organ clinician, stand-up comedian, teacher and a specialist in multi-cultural/world music. This forthcoming year, the choir will not only focus on choral repertoire from Europe (including Iceland, Slovakia, Germany, Estonia), the United States and Latin America – but will partner with the National Lutheran Choir and Palestinian ethnomusicologist Zafer Tawil for a program highlighting music of the Middle East and North Africa.

SCHEDULE: The Augsburg Choir meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. (usually 5:40 p.m. to accommodate evening classes).

WHO? YOU! Membership in the choir (by audition) is open to ANY and ALL Augsburg undergraduate students – regardless of discipline/major. Over the years we’ve worked out schedules to include those involved in athletics (football, soccer, lacrosse) and theater.

HOW? Sign-up sheets for auditions will be available at the CHOIR DESK in Christensen Hall (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.) and will then be posted outside the choir room in the music building. No preparation necessary.

Audition Schedule:
Monday, April 24, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25, 4:00 to 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

If you have questions, please contact Mark Sedio at Sedio@augsburg.edu.

Business Cards, Name Badges, Letterhead and Envelopes

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

Due to the name change to Augsburg University in September, we will not accept orders for new custom printed Augsburg College items beginning May 1. Order any personalized Augsburg College items you need to last through August by April 27. Please contact the Copy Center for critical business needs that arise after May 1. The general Augsburg College letterhead, notecards, and variety of envelopes will continue to be available at the Copy Center through August. Information about ordering Augsburg University printed items will be available in the summer.

#YouAreWelcomeHere Video Contest – Win $300 Travel Voucher

submitted by how@augsburg.edu

Members from across more than 3,000 U.S. universities and colleges are dedicated to extending a warm welcome to international students around the world. Do you want to show your support and build upon the coalition of welcoming campuses and organizations? If the answer is YES, we invite you to send a 2-3 minute video sharing Augsburg’s commitment to a diverse, supportive, and safe environment to all students. All submissions received by May 5 will also be entered into a drawing for a $300 travel certificate and one of two $50 Amazon gift cards.

Questions and video submissions can be sent to: Tracy How, 612-330-1359, how@augsburg.edu

P.S. For ideas, check out the #YouAreWelcomeHere to see what other universities and colleges have come up with.

Summer Student Employment

submitted by michaem2@augsburg.edu

Summer employment begins April 30th, 2017. If you are planning on having students working over the summer, please be sure to review the information below regarding student positions for summer employment.

Summer student rates will be as follows:

Student Rate: $9.50
Student Supervisory Rate: $10.50
Research Rates: $11.00 – $14.00

Steps to follow when hiring a student worker for summer 2017

1. Students returning into a position they held previously will only need a Student Employment Hire Form submitted through Hirezon/Interview Exchange.

2. Looking for a student worker to hire? Any new position will need to be posted through Human Resources to the internal student jobs board. Student Requisitions can be submitted though Hirezon/Interview Exchange. Once it’s submitted, we will post the position online. Hiring managers will be able to view applications in real time through the system.

3. When you’ve selected a student to hire, complete the Student Employment Hire Form through Hirezon/Interview Exchange. Students who have never worked on campus before will need to fill out additional HR forms, including a background check, before they will be authorized to work.

Instructions for navigating Hirezon/Interview Exchange can be found at the link below.

http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/Student/Supervisor_Recruiting_Process.pdf

Questions? Email HR at hr@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1058.

Hagfors Center construction during finals week

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Construction on the Hagfors Center continues during finals week for the spring term at Augsburg. This week’s Hagfors Center construction overview includes updates and photos on the following topics:

• Street closure beginning May 1 (next week)
• Green house (including photo)
• Skyway (including photo)
• Front entrance (including photo)
• Electrical yard (including photo)
• Preparations for the interior lobby wall (including photo)
• Exterior glass (including photo)

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of April 24, 2017.

AugSTEM Scholarship Deadline June 15

submitted by dupont@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2017-18 AugSTEM Program.

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF DUE-1565060), AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 per student per year. (Differences in award amounts correspond to levels of financial need.) Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:

– Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)

– Within 5 semesters of graduating as of Fall 2017 (plan to graduate with STEM major from Augsburg by Fall 2019 or earlier).

– Major GPA of 3.0 or higher

– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident

– Demonstrate financial need via FAFSA

Applications are due June 15, 2017.

AugSTEM Scholarship Information

D. E. Green Poem Selected in Sidewalk Poetry Contest

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s own D. E. Green (aka English Professor Doug Green) is one of several winners in the 2017 Sidewalk Poetry Contest in Northfield, MN.  Chosen from among 156 poems submitted for judging, ten poems have been selected for imprinting in city sidewalks later this summer. This is Professor Green’s third sidewalk poem. (“I love the idea of being walked on!”) Here’s the text:

Crystal winter fog–
you hang on air, coat trees,
fur the evergreen.

Read (and hear!) more about the 2017 Northfield Sidewalk Poetry Winners here.

“Four Days in May” of CTL Workshops for Faculty and Staff

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to attend these upcoming May workshops from CTL. These engaging sessions, with designated time to share a cup of coffee, will provide opportunities for both professional development and community-building in early May:

Monday, May 8
9:00 a.m. – Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop
More information coming soon

Tuesday, May 9
9:00 a.m. – A Roundtable Discussion on Supporting Student Research and Creative Activity
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Making Good Connections: Teaching via Interactive Video Conferencing
12:30 a.m. – Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome

Wednesday, May 10
9:00 a.m. – Creating Documents Accessible to Everyone. It’s Not Just a Good Idea, It’s the Law!
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Exploring the Possibilities of Virtual Reality and 360* Video
12:30 p.m. – Building Resilience in Students with Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges

Thursday, May 11
9:00 a.m. – Open Faculty Discussion: Interpreting and Reflecting on Student Feedback
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Classroom Management Strategies to Engage Today’s Student: A Roundtable Discussion
1:00 p.m. – CTL Portfolio Workshop
4:30 p.m. – Open Discussion (Happy Hour) on Academic Freedom

Read more about these events and add them to your calendar via the CTL website.

Faculty and Staff, RSVP for Sustainability and Wellness Workshop

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to attend this special event held during the CTL “Four Days in May” of professional development and community-building activities.

Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome
Tuesday, May 10
12:30-3:00pm
OGC 113

The goal of this workshop led by Christina Erickson, Social Work, is to widen the circle of those involved in teaching activities related to Environmental Sustainability and Wellness. Based on the nationally recognized Ponderosa/Piedmont model, participants will engage in stimulating discussion and begin developing learning activities that meet our college wide student-learning outcome. Join us for lunch and an opportunity to learn more about incorporating sustainability and wellness across our academic disciplines.

Lunch is included – please click here to RSVP!

Faculty and Staff, RSVP for Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to attend this year’s Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) workshop, entitled “Supporting Our Students in Turbulent Times: Civic Engagement and Nonviolent Philosophy in Higher Education.”

This half-day workshop will engage participants in exploring the history, philosophy and skills needed to promote a deep commitment to civic engagement, democratic principles and pedagogy in the classroom and broader community.

Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop
Monday, May 8
9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel (general and closing sessions) & OGC 1st floor classrooms (breakout sessions)

Lunch is included – RSVP using the form below.

The Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop is offered as part of Augsburg’s on-going college mission commitment to “intentional diversity in our life and work.” The goals of the workshop are to provide faculty and staff participants with the opportunity for continued growth in personal intercultural competence and to build skills necessary for creating an inclusive campus community.

Co-sponsored by the Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Committee, the Center for Teaching and Learning & the Sabo Center.

Please click here to RSVP for the 2017 Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop.

URGENT: Need Help at Commencement

submitted by radford@augsburg.edu

As we gear up for the celebration and send off of our 2017 graduates for Commencement this Saturday, April 29, we are in strong need of more help at staffing the ceremonies.

Help is needed for the following:

-Adult Day/Graduate Studies Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 2:00-5:30 p.m.
High Priority: NEED at least 6 more people as Usher/Ticket Taker

-Undergraduate Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 8:00-11:30 a.m.
NEED at least 5 more people as Usher/Ticket Taker

*Ushers have the opportunity to see most of the ceremony.

To sign up for a shift, contact Katie Radford at radford@augsburg.edu or x1329.

If you cannot assist for these times but still want to help, email Katie. There may be some additional shifts to help with, including rehearsal on Thursday 4/27 and student line-up Saturday morning before the 10 a.m. ceremony.

We can use all hands on deck!

Farewell to Aaron Salasek

submitted by ellisr@augsburg.edu

It’s a busy week, but please stop by the admissions office this week to say goodbye to Aaron Salasek, who was named the Director of Outreach and Admissions at Inver Hills Community College. Aaron’s last day is Friday, and he his contributions to Augsburg has been a major reason for our success. We wish Aaron well, and he promises to work closely with Augsburg in his new leadership position!

Food Service Hours

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

Einsteins is open from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., with the Late Night Menu starting at 7 p.m.

Nabo is open from 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., with Hot Food starting at 10:30 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.

All Food Service locations will be closing at 1:30 p.m. on Friday April 28.

The Commons will be closed during the month of May.
Nabo will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. M-F with a limited menu during the month of May.
Einsteins will be open from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. M-F with a limited menu during the month of May.

Congratulations to March’s Auggie Pride Recipients

submitted by johnsod@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to Dianne Detloff, Administrative Assistant for the Center for Wellness and Counseling, and Janet Lestock, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions, for receiving the March Auggie Pride Award. Their hard work and positive attitudes as they go above and beyond their expected duties are an inspiration to the community. Staff Senate admires the work they do everyday and are honored to award them both with this month’s Auggie Pride Award.

Read more about the winners on the Staff Senate website

Physicians Neck & Back Pain Clinics Info Session on May 9

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Do you suffer from chronic neck and back pain?

Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce a May brown bag lunch and learn information session presented by the Physicians Neck & Back Clinics. Join us to learn simple and practical exercises that can be done at home or at work to improve spinal fitness.

This will be an interactive and educational seminar to help manage this common disease.

When: May 9 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch and join us.

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

TIAA Retirement Planning Info Session on May 16

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce a May brown bag lunch and learn information session on the topic of retirement planning. Join TIAA for a presentation titled Within Reach: Transitioning from Career to Retirement.

When: May 16 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch and join us.

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

Augsburg Total Wellness: Individual Counseling Sessions with TIAA

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

In just a few weeks TIAA will be returning to campus for individual counseling sessions. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, whereever you might be in your retirement planning.

SIGN UP TODAY:
Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:
http://www.tiaa.org/schedulenow

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, May 9 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

Wednesday, May 10 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

Thursday, May 11 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

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

Still Writing/Revising? Find Help in the WL

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

There are only two more days for you to find help in the Writing Lab to finish your papers, reports, applications, resumes — whatever you need to write or revise before the term ends. The writing tutors are ready to help in the WL located 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:

Tuesday: 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m.; 7:30–10 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:30–6 p.m.; 6:30–9 p.m.

Note: The last day of spring semester in the WL is Wednesday, April 26. The lab will reopen on May 8 with reduced summer hours.

Audition for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Choir

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

Auditions for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Choir will be held in the Music Building (Choir Room – M3) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24, 25 and 26.

HISTORY: The choir, now in its 84th year, is one of Augsburg’s oldest ongoing organizations. For the past 37 years, it has been the anchor ensemble of the college’s Advent Vespers which is attended by some 8,000 people each year.

THIS NEXT YEAR: Mark Sedio (’76) will continue as conductor for this forthcoming academic year. In addition to his role at Augsburg, Sedio is Cantor (Director of Music) at Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis. He is a widely published composer, choral and organ clinician, stand-up comedian, teacher and a specialist in multi-cultural/world music. This forthcoming year, the choir will not only focus on choral repertoire from Europe (including Iceland, Slovakia, Germany, Estonia), the United States and Latin America – but will partner with the National Lutheran Choir and Palestinian ethnomusicologist Zafer Tawil for a program highlighting music of the Middle East and North Africa.

SCHEDULE: The Augsburg Choir meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. (usually 5:40 p.m. to accommodate evening classes).

WHO? YOU! Membership in the choir (by audition) is open to ANY and ALL Augsburg undergraduate students – regardless of discipline/major. Over the years we’ve worked out schedules to include those involved in athletics (football, soccer, lacrosse) and theater.

HOW? Sign-up sheets for auditions will be available at the CHOIR DESK in Christensen Hall (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.) and will then be posted outside the choir room in the music building. No preparation necessary.

Audition Schedule:
Monday, April 24, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25, 4:00 to 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

If you have questions, please contact Mark Sedio at Sedio@augsburg.edu.

#YouAreWelcomeHere Campaign – Video Contest

submitted by how@augsburg.edu

Members from across more than 3,000 U.S. universities and colleges are dedicated to extending a warm welcome to international students around the world. Do you want to show your support and build upon the coalition of welcoming campuses and organizations? If the answer is YES, we invite you to send a 2-3 minute video sharing Augsburg’s commitment to a diverse, supportive, and safe environment to all students. All submissions received by May 5 will also be entered into a drawing for a $300 travel certificate and one of two $50 Amazon gift cards.

Questions and video submissions can be sent to: Tracy How, 612-330-1359, how@augsburg.edu

P.S. For ideas, check out the #YouAreWelcomeHere to see what other universities and colleges have come up with.

Food Service Hours and Late Night Breakfast

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-9pm, with the Late Night Menu starting at 7pm.

Nabo is open from 7:30am-8pm, with Hot Food starting at 10am

The Commons is open from 7:30am-7pm
Breakfast 7:30-9:45am
Continental Breakfast 9:45-11am
Lunch 11am-1:30pm
Light Lunch 1:30-4:30pm
Dinner 4:30-7pm

The Commons will be open from 10-11:15pm Tonight for Late Night Breakfast! Come and get free food with a student ID, served to you by Augsburg Faculty and Staff.

All Food Service Locations will be closing at 1:30pm on Friday April 28th

The Commons will be closed during the month of May.
Nabo will be open from 10am-2pm M-F with a limited menu during the month of May.
Einsteins will be open from 7:30am-1:30pm M-F with a limited menu during the month of May.

Augsburg CSA Drop Site

submitted by gehrken@augsburg.edu

This summer the Augsburg community will have the wonderful opportunity to purchase fresh produce that will be delivered to Augsburg College in the form of a CSA share beginning mid-June. The share will contain a variety of seasonally appropriate produce. One can expect to find treats such as basil, carrots, cilantro, sweet corn, potatoes, peppers and tomatoes at some point over the summer. Delivery begins mid-June and lasts for 18 weeks or through mid-October. The food is grown on a 140 acre farm near Plato, MN. Purchasing local produce helps to support the local economy. The farmers who grow this produce are devoted to using only natural botanical and biological methods to control pests. They use other sustainable farming practices such as biodiversity, crop rotation, cover cropping and natural fertilizers to deliver healthy and nutritious produce to the table. More information about the operation and where to order can be found at https://www.tangletowngardens.com/tangletown-gardens/csa/
or you can reach me, Nell, at gehrken@augsburg.edu.

Upon ordering, enter promo code AUGGIES to receive a gift card!

Music and Japanese culture volunteer opportunity – Saturday, April 29

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Volunteers are needed for the Mu Performing Arts Taiko Festival on Saturday, April 29. Help in the Family Activities Area to help with making origami (no experience necessary!), trying out percussion instruments, or storytelling. If you are interested in these, or Japanese culture, it’s a great opportunity to get involved!

Volunteers are needed for about 2 hour shifts between 1 and 5pm.
Learn about the Taiko Festival here: http://www.muperformingarts.org/production/minnesotas-first-taiko-festival/

If interested, contact Maren Stoddard Mack: stoddard@augsburg.edu

Paws for Learning Here TODAY

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

The Center for Wellness and Counseling welcomes our partners and friends from Paws for Learning for some furry finals stress relief on Monday April 24th, from 10:00 – 11:30 am on the Skyway Level of Lindell Library (near the Gage Center and College Possible) Please feel free to stop by for a little comfort and relaxing with some of our best four legged furry friends.

Student Wins Boren Award

submitted by shafer@augsburg.edu

Jubilee Prosser received the 2017 Boren Scholarship, $8,000 for summer language and cultural study in Tanzania, our first recipient ever, or at least within many years. Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad.

Jubilee is double majoring in biology and environmental studies while minoring in political science. A Presidential Scholar and Honor Program Participant, she also conducted URGO summer research with Dr. Emily Schilling, completed the River Semester and a 4-month study abroad experience in Kenya. Her long-term plans are to earn a Master’s of Public Health degree in epidemiology or environmental health. Because of her long-term goals, Jubilee has decided to turn down the Boren award to conduct research with epidemiologist Mark Travers at the Roswell Park Institute for Cancer Research in Buffalo, New York. She is considering applying for Boren again at the graduate level.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Boren has opportunities for semester ($10,000) to one year ($20,000) study abroad experiences for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the shorter summer experience for STEM undergraduates. If you are interested in learning more about the program talk to one of our Boren Campus Representatives: (1) Andrea Dvorak, Assistant Director of Off-Campus Study, Center for Global Education and Experience or (2), Dixie Shafer, Director of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO). You can also visit www.borenawards.org.

Student Wins Rossing Physics Award

submitted by shafer@augsburg.edu

Elise Linna (2018, physics with minors in mathematics and environmental studies and AugSTEM scholar) has received the Rossing Physics Scholarship for $5,000. Physics majors at ELCA colleges are eligible to apply. Since coming to Augsburg Elise has completed an URGGO summer research project, mentored by Dr. Emily Schilling, and summer of research with Dr. David Murr. This summer she will continue her work in Dr. Ben Stottrup’s lab. Her career goal is to obtain a master’s or doctorate in environmental engineering and work on the ecological restoration of our watersheds in urban areas. She finds her vocation in the realities she describes in her application essay: “Our valuable water resources are exposed to over-pumping and various sources of pollution, which is exacerbated by an increasing population. We must conduct research in order to devise plans to meet the water demands of our future.”

Congratulations, Elise.

Business Cards, Name Badges, Letterhead and Envelopes

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

Due to the name change to Augsburg University in September, we will not accept orders for new custom printed Augsburg College items beginning May 1. Order any personalized Augsburg College items you need to last through August by April 27. Please contact the Copy Center for critical business needs that arise after May 1. The general Augsburg College letterhead, notecards, and variety of envelopes will continue to be available at the Copy Center through August.

Audition for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Choir

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

Auditions for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Choir will be held in the Music Building (Choir Room – M3) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24, 25 and 26.

HISTORY: The choir, now in its 84th year, is one of Augsburg’s oldest ongoing organizations. For the past 37 years it has been the anchor ensemble of the college’s Advent Vespers which is attended by some 8000 people each year.

THIS NEXT YEAR: Mark Sedio (’76) will continue as conductor for this forthcoming academic year. In addition to his role at Augsburg, Sedio is Cantor (Director of Music) at Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis. He is a widely published composer, choral and organ clinician, stand-up comedian, teacher and a specialist in multi-cultural/world music. This forthcoming year the choir will not only focus on choral repertoire from Europe (i.e. Iceland, Slovakia, Germany, Estonia), the United States and Latin America – but will partner with the National Lutheran Choir and Palestinian ethnomusicologist Zafer Tawil for a program highlighting music of the Middle East and North Africa.

SCHEDULE: The Augsburg Choir meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 6:00 (usually 5:40 to accommodate evening classes).

WHO? YOU! Membership in the choir (by audition) is open to ANY and ALL Augsburg undergraduate students – regardless of discipline/major. Over the years we’ve worked out schedules to include those involved in athletics (football, soccer, lacrosse) and theater.

HOW? Sign-up sheets for auditions will be available at the CHOIR DESK in Christensen Hall (10:30 to 11:30) and will then be posted outside the choir room in the music building. No preparation necessary.

Audition Schedule:
Monday, April 24, 3:45 to 4:45
Tuesday, April 25, 4:00 to 5:45
Wednesday, April 26, 3:45 to 4:45

If you have questions – please contact Mark Sedio at Sedio@augsburg.edu.

Take a Break With Campus Kitchen!

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Because FOOD. Because FUN. Because NEIGHBORS. Because HELP!!! You have lots of options: Monday – Thursday, 4-5:30pm with the Brian Coyle Center youth; Tuesday, 11:30-1pm with adults at the Peace House; Thursday, 11:30-1:30pm with seniors at Ebenezer Tower and the Seward Towers (exercise included with lots of stairs!); Friday, 5:30-7:30pm with Ebenezer Tower seniors. Sign up to join us on one (all?) of these meals!

Sign up

Help Needed for Commencement-AU/Grad

submitted by nguyenc8@augsburg.edu

Are you wanting to take part in Commencement as we send off our graduating seniors? Help with staffing Commencement! Annually we rely on staff, current students and alumni to assist with rehearsal as well as ushering and ticket taking at the ceremony for they strongly contribute to the success and smooth flow of the event. There is also the chance to see some of the ceremony with most ushering responsibilities.

Help is most needed at the AU/Grad Ceremony, but also:
-Rehearsal: Thursday, April 27 from 4:00-6:45 p.m.
-Undergraduate Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 8:00-11:30 a.m.
-Adult Undergraduate/Graduate Studies Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 2:00-5:30 p.m.

Please sign up today by contacting Katie Radford at radford@augsburg.edu .

Celebration of Music and Community at Redeemer Lutheran

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Come celebrate community, diversity, and fantastic Gospel Music during the Celebration of Music and Community Potluck at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1800 Glenwood Ave., Minneapolis, on April 29 at 4 pm. The concert will feature the Bethel Lutheran Church Gospel Choir from Chicago, Dave Sherer AKA Agape, The Redeemer Music Team, and many more. There will be a delicious potluck and time of fellowship following the celebration. Please come, celebrate, bring a dish to share, and fellowship with us on April 29 at 4 pm. All are welcome, spread the word!

Honduran Writer and Singer On Campus Today

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Event featuring 2 amazing artists from Honduras… Melissa Cardoza and Karla Lara.

Friday, April 21st 1:50pm-3:00pm, Foss Studio

Melissa Cardoza’s book “13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance” tells 13 stories of women who joined the resistance to the U.S. backed 2009 coup d’etat. Melissa is a fearless Afro-indigenous journalist, poet, writer, and feminist organizer from Honduras.

Melissa will be touring with her fellow member of the Honduran Red de Defensoras (or network of women rights defenders) and beloved jazz/folk protest singer Karla Lara, who appears in one of the book’s stories and has been an icon and sharp voice for the resistance. Both of the women were close friends of Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous leader and organizer of COPINH, who was assassinated for her work in defense of the Lenca people and against patriarchy, capitalism, and racism. This book and this tour are dedicated to Berta.

Here is an excerpt of the book’s review by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza:
“13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance by Melissa Cardoza is a must read for anyone who wants to learn about the many contours of Honduran feminists fighting for self-determination and dignity. These stories of bravery, of struggle and pain, and ultimately of a resilience rooted in a love for freedom will grip your heart. Cardoza is brilliant in storytelling, and ensures that, in memory of our sister Berta Caceres, feminisms are three dimensional and span multiple experiences—trans, Black, elderly, and more. The lessons contained in these stories offer important reflections for all revolutionaries.”

Co-sponsored by the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship

West Bank Greener and Cleaner-Earth Day Celebrations

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

West Bank Clean-up: Friday and Saturday, April 21 – 22nd, 10am-12pm

In 2017 we’re focusing on making the West Bank greener *and* cleaner, and what better weekend to celebrate that than Earth Day weekend?! Stop by our table April 21 or 22, from 10am-12pm. In addition to tasty snacks, we’ll have information about garbage and recycling can adoption, neighborhood clean-ups, and graffiti removal. We’ll also be distributing graffiti removal kits and supplies and will have sign-up sheets for hosted clean-ups.

Help us reach our targets! Our goals this year are: 5 more adopted trash cans, 10 *NEW* recycling cans, and 5 extra clean-ups.

Stop by for more information, to sign up, OR to pick up supplies for your earth day cleanup activities!

We’ll be hosting a table out on the Cedar Cultural Center’s Plaza.
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Neighborhood Clean-ups: Saturday, April 22

Riverside Park 9:00am-11:30am (2820 S 8th St.)
Bluff Street Park 9:30am-12:00am (1 20th Ave S.)
Currie Park 1:00pm-3:00pm (500 15th Ave S.)

Lots of our neighborhood youth are volunteering for clean-ups, washing windows, and more! Following the clean-up activities, we will be hosting a dinner for volunteers. If you’d like to donate food or funds to help support recognition, please contact Coach Weber – jweber@crcs-school.org.

And happy Earth Day!!!

Five More Days This Semester: Find the WL Now

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

Deadlines are looming! Find help in the Writing Lab to finish your papers, reports, applications, resumes — whatever you need to write or revise before the term ends. The writing tutors are ready to help in the WL located 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.

Note: The last day of spring semester in the WL is Wednesday, April 26. The lab will reopen on May 8 with reduced summer hours.

Student Receives Prestigious Boren Award

submitted by shafer@augsburg.edu

Jubilee Prosser received the 2017 Boren Scholarship, $8,000 for summer language and cultural study in Tanzania. Jubilee is our first recipient ever (or at least for many years). Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

Jubilee is double majoring in biology and environmental studies while minoring in political science. A Presidential Scholar and Honors Program Participant, she also conducted URGO summer research with Dr. Emily Schilling, completed the River Semester and a 4-month study abroad experience in Kenya. Her long-term plans are to earn a Master’s of Public Health degree in epidemiology or environmental health. Because of her long-term goals, Jubilee has decided to turn down the Boren award to conduct research with epidemiologist Mark Travers at the Roswell Park Institute for Cancer Research in Buffalo, New York this summer. She is considering applying for Boren again at the graduate level.

Boren has opportunities for semester ($10,000) to one year ($20,000) study abroad experiences for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the shorter summer experience for STEM undergraduates. Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

If you are interested in learning more about Boren talk to one of our Boren Campus Representatives: (1) Andrea Dvorak, Assistant Director of Off-Campus Study, Center for Global Education and Experience or (2), Dixie Shafer, Director of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO). You should also visit www.borenawards.org.

The Screen and The Female Gaze

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Saturday: June 17, 9 am to 6 pm
Instructor: Jila Nikpay
IFP/MN
In this class designed for women of all backgrounds and communities, we turn to female directors such as Lynne Ramsay, Jane Campion, and Claire Denis for inspiration in visual storytelling.

Course includes: screening of scenes and learning how the meaning is constructed through film language, generating ideas for short scenes, creating a shot list, principal photography, and editing.

http://ifpmn.org/event/the-screen-the-female-gaze-2/

Two Fulbright Winners; Two Fulbright Alternates

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Overview of 2016-2017 Fulbright Results
Of the seven Augsburg students named Fulbright semi-finalists, two were named awardees, two were named alternates, one is still waiting to hear from Peru and one, who applied to Turkey, learned the program has been cancelled this cycle due to political unrest.

Two Fulbright Winners; Two Fulbright Alternates
Rachel Frantz (2017, biology, lacrosse, cross country, choir) awarded English Teaching Assistant grant to Malaysia. She also has been admitted to a PhD program in Marine Biology with full funding at the University of Southern California–Los Angeles. She will attend six months of graduate school, teach for a year in Malaysia and then return to her PhD studies.

Hannah Frey (2015, international relations, history, Honors Program, orchestra) awarded an English Teaching Assistant grant to South Korea.

Hannah Schmidt (2017, sociology, religion, biology, Presidential Scholar, Honors Program, choir) named alternate for an English Teaching Assistant grant to Czech Republic.

Erica Byer (2017) English as a Second Language, music, German, Presidential Scholar, Honors Program, orchestra, band) named alternate for English Teaching Assistant grant to Bulgaria.

Congratulations to all applicants. Thanks to those who wrote letters of recommendation and served on interview committees.

Student Wins NSF Grad Award

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Augsburg senior Mike Alves (chemistry) has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship that recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in STEM disciplines. NSF received 13,000 applications this cycle and awarded 2,000 grants. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution).

Mike is a transfer student from MCTC who was afforded the opportunity to conduct URGO research with Dr. David Hanson the summer prior to starting at Augsburg through AugSTEM grant (Rebekah Dupont PI) funding. That fall he continued working with Dr. Hanson and was admitted to the McNair Scholars Program. The following summer he conducted research at the University of California San Diego, where he has decided to pursue a PhD in chemistry and biochemistry.

Congratulations, Mike. We all look forward to observing your contributions to science.

Audition for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Choir

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Auditions for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Choir will be held in the Music Building (Choir Room – M3) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24, 25 and 26.

HISTORY: The choir, now in its 84th year, is one of Augsburg’s oldest ongoing organizations. For the past 37 years it has been the anchor ensemble of the college’s Advent Vespers which is attended by some 8000 people each year.

THIS NEXT YEAR: Mark Sedio (’76) will continue as conductor for this forthcoming academic year. In addition to his role at Augsburg, Sedio is Cantor (Director of Music) at Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis. He is a widely published composer, choral and organ clinician, stand-up comedian, teacher and a specialist in multi-cultural/world music. This forthcoming year the choir will not only focus on choral repertoire from Europe (i.e. Iceland, Slovakia, Germany, Estonia), the United States and Latin America – but will partner with the National Lutheran Choir and Palestinian ethnomusicologist Zafer Tawil for a program highlighting music of the Middle East and North Africa.

SCHEDULE: The Augsburg Choir meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 6:00 (usually 5:40 to accommodate evening classes).

WHO? YOU! Membership in the choir (by audition) is open to ANY and ALL Augsburg undergraduate students – regardless of discipline/major. Over the years we’ve worked out schedules to include those involved in athletics (football, soccer, lacrosse) and theater.

HOW? Sign-up sheets for auditions will be available at the CHOIR DESK in Christensen Hall (10:30 to 11:30) and will then be posted outside the choir room in the music building. No preparation necessary.

Audition Schedule:
Monday, April 24, 3:45 to 4:45
Tuesday, April 25, 4:00 to 5:45
Wednesday, April 26, 3:45 to 4:45

If you have questions – please contact Mark Sedio at Sedio@augsburg.edu.

#YouAreWelcomeHere Campaign – Video Contest

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Members from across more than 3,000 U.S. universities and colleges are dedicated to extending a warm welcome to international students around the world. Do you want to show your support and build upon the coalition of welcoming campuses and organizations? If the answer is YES, we invite you to send a 2-3 minute video sharing Augsburg’s commitment to a diverse, supportive, and safe environment to all students. All submissions received by May 5 will also be entered into a drawing for a $300 Travel Certificate and one of two $50 Amazon gift cards!

Questions and video submissions can be sent to: Tracy How – 612-330-1359 – how@augsburg.edu

P.S. For ideas, check out the #YouAreWelcomeHere to see what other universities and colleges have come up with.

Support for Faculty Travel to Nicaragua

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A reminder that Steve Sheppard and Mark Lester, representatives of the Winds of Peace Foundation (WPF), will be available to meet with faculty interested in travel to Nicaragua that supports teaching and research interests. WPF has offered to provide financial support for projects; it has a particular interest in supporting work with curricular impact. Join them TODAY, Fri., 4/21 in the NPPF Suite (Memorial Hall 20) between 2-3:15, to learn more. All faculty are welcome. (See also Provost’s email of 4/17/2017.)

You’re Invited – Spring Brunch May 6th

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Please join us for the annual SPRING BRUNCH sponsored by the Augsburg Associates on Saturday, May 6, in Hoversten Chapel, beginning with registration at 9:30 a.m. The theme is Bon Voyage – Augsburg’s Alumni Travel Program. Katie Koch ’01, director of alumni and constituent relations, will share her experiences and photos from the recent trip to Germany, which celebrated the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, and will speak about the history of the travel program. Professor Kathy Swanson, who led the January 2017 trip to Thailand and Cambodia, will highlight her travel stories and photos. The cost of this event is $30 per person. There is also an opportunity to sponsor a student for $30. Friends, family, and all Augsburg alumni welcome! Registration deadline is April 24. Register now at augsburg.edu/alumni/events or call Becky at 612-330-1085 with your credit card information.

“Four Days in May” of Professional Development and Community Building with CTL

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All faculty and staff are invited to attend these upcoming May workshops from the Center for Teaching and Learning. These engaging sessions, with designated time to share a cup of coffee, will provide opportunities for both professional development and community-building in early May:

Monday, May 8
9:00 a.m. – Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop (RSVP for lunch required – see inside.augsburg.edu/ctl)

Tuesday, May 9
9:00 a.m. – A Roundtable Discussion on Supporting Student Research and Creative Activity
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Making Good Connections: Teaching via Interactive Video Conferencing
12:30 a.m. – Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome (RSVP for lunch required – see inside.augsburg.edu/ctl)

Wednesday, May 10
9:00 a.m. – Creating Documents Accessible to Everyone. It’s Not Just a Good Idea, It’s the Law!
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Exploring the Possibilities of Virtual Reality and 360* Video
12:30 p.m. – Building Resilience in Students with Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges

Thursday, May 11
9:00 a.m. – Open Faculty Discussion: Interpreting and Reflecting on Student Feedback
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Classroom Management Strategies to Engage Today’s Student: A Roundtable Discussion
1:00 p.m. – CTL Portfolio Workshop
4:30 p.m. – Open Discussion (Happy Hour) on Academic Freedom

Read more about these events and add them to your calendar via the CTL website.

Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum Workshop on May 10 – RSVP Now

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All faculty and staff are invited to attend this special event held during the CTL “Four Days in May” of professional development and community-building activities.

Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome
Tuesday, May 10
12:30-3:00pm
OGC 113

The goal of this workshop led by Christina Erickson, Social Work, is to widen the circle of those involved in teaching activities related to Environmental Sustainability and Wellness. Based on the nationally recognized Ponderosa/Piedmont model, participants will engage in stimulating discussion and begin developing learning activities that meet our college wide student-learning outcome. Join us for lunch and an opportunity to learn more about incorporating sustainability and wellness across our academic disciplines.

Lunch is included – please click here to RSVP!

Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop on May 8 – RSVP Now

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All faculty and staff are invited to attend this year’s Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) workshop, entitled “Supporting Our Students in Turbulent Times: Civic Engagement and Nonviolent Philosophy in Higher Education.”

This half day workshop will engage participants in exploring the history, philosophy and skills needed to promote a deep commitment to civic engagement, democratic principles and pedagogy in the classroom and broader community.

Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop
Monday, May 8
9:00am-1:30pm
Hoversten Chapel (General and Closing Sessions) & OGC 1st floor classrooms (Breakout Sessions)

Lunch is included – please RSVP using the form below!

The Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop is offered as part of Augsburg’s on-going college mission commitment to “intentional diversity in our life and work.” The goals of the workshop are to provide faculty and staff participants with the opportunity for continued growth in personal intercultural competence and to build skills necessary for creating an inclusive campus community.

Co-sponsored by the Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Committee, CTL & the Sabo Center.

Please click here to RSVP for the 2017 Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop.

D. E. Green Poem “Better in French” Celebrated on Poetry Blog

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English Professor Doug Green’s poem “Better in French,” has been selected to appear on a national poetry blog in celebration of National Poetry Month. “Better in French” first appeared online as an honorable mention in the October 2016 Goodreads Newsletter Contest. Congratulations, Doug!

Read Professor Green’s poem here.

Business Cards, Name Badges, Letterhead and Envelopes

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

Due to the name change to Augsburg University in September, we will not accept orders for new custom printed Augsburg College items beginning May 1. Order any personalized Augsburg College items you need to last through August by April 27. Please contact the Copy Center for critical business needs that arise after May 1. The general Augsburg College letterhead, notecards, and variety of envelopes will continue to be available at the Copy Center through August.