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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Hagfors Center: A year of construction work

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Work on the Hagfors Center construction site began one year ago — in April 2016. Today, as Augsburg heads into the final month of the spring 2017 semester, construction continues on both the exterior and interior of the building.

This week’s construction overview includes updates on the following topics:
>>Back entrance
>>Window accent colors
>>Main entrance
>>Green roof
>>Fourth-floor exterior
>>Temporary fencing in the community garden
>>Scaffolding in the lobby area
>>North elevator
>>Tile work
>>Lights and electrical conduit
>>Basement mechanical room

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of April 3, 2017.

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of April 3, 2017.

Teaching and Learning

Pre-Health Application Bootcamp

submitted by kipper@augsburg.edu

Pre-Health Application Bootcamp is a series of guided workshops where participants work on centralized applications to health professional programs, personal statements, and secondary applications. Bootcamp begins with a personal statement workshop on Wednesday, May 3 from 11 am – 1 pm in Sverdrup 205. Jo Peterson will present “Your Favorite Burger: Five Paragraph Method to Create a Snatched Personal Statement.” Contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu for more information. To register, go to: https://goo.gl/forms/OsStohtkGzeMmwkp2

Additional “All About Bias” Workshop Offered

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

An additional “All About Bias” workshop has been added in May!

“All About Bias” is a hybrid, group-format e-learning workshop that is a part of the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program and provides an introduction to understanding and responding to unconscious bias in any workplace setting or interaction. Relevant to employees of all levels, participation in this workshop can positively impact all aspects of an organization. This workshop explores the hidden and pervasive nature of unconscious bias – how it works in the human brain, how it can impact workplace interactions and decisions, and how individuals can respond when they encounter it in themselves.

For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu.

Click here to register!

Four Days in May for Faculty Development

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

In early May, CTL will be sponsoring a series of workshops and other faculty development events over four days: May 8 through May 11. These engaging sessions, with designated time to share a cup of coffee, will provide opportunities for both professional development and community-building!

Monday, May 8
9:00am – Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop
More information coming soon!

Tuesday, May 9
9:00am – A Roundtable Discussion on Working with Student Researchers
10:15am – Coffee Break
10:45am – Making Good Connections: Teaching via Interactive Video Conferencing
12:30am – Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome

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

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

Add these events to your own Google calendar now!

Faculty, RSVP for Scholarly Writing Retreat, May 21-23

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

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 now to reserve your spot!

May Events from the Center for Teaching and Learning

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff, add the upcoming May events from CTL to your own Google calendar now! 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
9:00am – Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop
More information coming soon!

Tuesday, May 9
9:00am – A Roundtable Discussion on Working with Student Researchers
10:15am – Coffee Break
10:45am – Making Good Connections: Teaching via Interactive Video Conferencing
12:30am – Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome

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

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

Visit the CTL website to see the CTL calendar and add the events to your own Google calendar.

May 2017 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

The May 2017 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute will focus 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.

To register for the May 2017 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute, click HERE.

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.

Minor in Leadership or take a Leadership Class

submitted by liljaj@augsburg.edu

LS205: Introduction to Leadership Studies, will be offered again this fall on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The Leadership Studies Minor is for undergrad students and is designed to enhance students’ capacity to lead in a wide variety of occupational and community settings – no matter your major! Visit this website to learn more: http://www.augsburg.edu/mal/academics/leadership-studies-minor/

Contact Jolee Lilja (liljaj@augsburg.edu) with questions.

Register for Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

submitted by kipper@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

General Announcements

NODAPL Meeting – Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

submitted by gudaitis@augsburg.edu

There will be a meeting in the Cedar Room at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday to discuss how the Augsburg community can help the No Dakota Access Pipeline effort. We will be discussing creating a documentary to educate people about the pipeline. This documentary will include interviews with people who have been to Standing Rock. We will also be discussing Augsburg’s relationship with Wells Fargo because of Wells Fargo’s involvement with funding the pipeline. All are welcome to join us on Wednesday!

Farewell Celebration for Brenda Hemmingsen

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

Please join the Admissions Office in a Farewell Open House for Brenda Hemmingsen, who will be leaving our office after almost 20 years here at Augsburg College. Brenda not only has been a huge asset to our office and campus community, but has been “Mama B” to hundreds of students throughout the years. We are forever indebted to her for her service and commitment to this institution and more importantly, to the her love of the students, past and present.

The open house will be Wednesday, April 5 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Admissions Suite (lower level Christensen Center). Join us for cake and coffee and celebration as we wish her farewell!

Nominate Staff for March’s Auggie Pride Award

submitted by johnsod@augsburg.edu

Each month of the academic year, Staff Senate highlights two staff members for their outstanding work. The Auggie Pride Program was created to uplift the work of staff members who go above and beyond. Nominations can be submitted via email (staffsenate@augsburg.edu) or submit a form found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride.

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 to learn more. http://www.augsburg.edu/youth-studies/

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

ESTATE SALE APRIL 7 & 8

submitted by waggoner@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Associates will be holding an ESTATE SALE on Friday and Saturday, APRIL 7 and APRIL 8. Hours are Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Address is 327 Allen Avenue, Little Canada. Some items on this very clean sale are: Holiday collectibles, curio cabinet, silver-plated serving pieces and silverware, china, spun glass figurines. Furniture, lamps, linens, framed art, French simulated fur coat, kitchen items, clothing. Rubbermaid cabinets (5’ x 3’)

Career Quick Stop

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.)

Get Paid to do an Internship- Apply Today

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.

 

Grad Fair This Friday In The Bookstore

submitted by hendricb@augsburg.edu

We will be having our Grad Fair this Friday in the bookstore from 10 am – 2 pm; and 4 pm- 6pm. We will have representatives from Herff Jones on-site, from 10 am – 2 pm, to assist with any questions you may have about regalia, class ring purchase and any other graduation needs you may have.

There will also be treats to celebrate this exciting for our Graduates!

Study Abroad this Winter and Spring Break

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Now is the time to start planning ahead for study abroad. Short-term study abroad/away programs are a perfect way to have a global experience while maintaining your busy life! Check out the new opportunities for Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer 2018 options!

Study in England! New York! Mexico! Thailand & Laos! Denmark & Iceland! Palestine & Israel! Greece! Puerto Rico! China!

Get the details on study abroad next year!

Event Announcements

Employers Tabling on Campus – TODAY

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

FRASER: Fraser is Minnesota’s largest and most experienced provider of autism services. Fraser also provides services for over 60 different disabilities for children and adults with special needs through healthcare, education, and housing. They have career opportunities across many areas of the company, but see our greatest need for entry level roles supporting healthcare and mental healthcare services. They currently have full – time and part-time opportunities available. http://www.fraser.org/

READING PARTNERS: Reading Partners is a nonprofit organization working to address the achievement gap by helping students become lifelong readers through the power of individualized instruction. They believe that the ability to read transforms lives and communities and they are looking for idealistic and passionate people to join their 2017-18 team in this work. http://readingpartners.org/

PRAIRIE RIVER HOME CARE: Prairie River Home Care evolved from Prairie River Inc., a company started in 1989 which provided personal care attendant services to disabled individuals. In 1996, Prairie River Home Care became a Medicare certified home care agency offering a broad range of services to individuals of all ages. They are looking for full-time and part-time employees. http://www.prhomecare.com/

Organics Recycling Facility Field Trip TODAY

submitted by roschene@augsburg.edu

Today the Environmental Stewardship Committee is taking a field trip to tour the Mdewakanton Sioux Community Organics Recycling Facility. If you are still interested in attending there is room for you! We have transportation provided at no cost and we will have pizza for when we arrive back on campus.

We will be leaving at 3:15pm, a bus will be by the music hall here on campus, and plan to arrive at the facility at 4pm. The tour will take approximately an hour and we will arrive back at Augsburg between 5:30 and 6pm.

The facility asks that you wear closed toed shoes, pants and a long sleeve, all of which you are OK with getting dirty.

Please contact roschene@augsburg.edu if interested.

Next week: Focused Conversations on University Structure

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Next week — Tuesday and Wednesday, April 11 and 12 — Provost Karen Kaivola will facilitate Focused Conversations on the implications for our institutional structure of the transition to Augsburg University. See details and add to your calendar using the links below.

Tuesday, April 11, 2 p.m., Oren 100
Add to calendar:
http://inside.augsburg.edu/index.html?icalmail=18cc0c56408fb3bc7db980db0a7d6302&returnpath=%2Findex.html%3Fmonth%3D4%26amp%3Bday%3D11%26amp%3Byear%3D2017

Wednesday, April 12, 12:30 p.m., Marshall
Add to calendar:
http://inside.augsburg.edu/index.html?icalmail=a5ffefc76bbc55871a2d6d46cdda72e5&returnpath=%2Findex.html%3Fmonth%3D4%26amp%3Bday%3D12%26amp%3Byear%3D2017

Intramural Yoga

submitted by monsone@augsburg.edu

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

EPIC Sex (Af)Fair – Friday night!

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Join EPIC peer health educators for an interactive fun evening about sex and sexual health and relationships at our second annual EP!C Sex (Af)Fair. Games, educational resources, prizes and more! Resources from the Aurora Center, Planned Parenthood and Smiley’s Clinic also will be at the event. Please stop by and check it out Friday night.

Destination:Augsburg (Admitted Student Open House)

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

Please help the Admissions Office welcome our Class of 2021 students on Friday, April 7th as part of our annual admitted student open house, Destination: Augsburg! During this event, approx. 100 students and their families will be on campus exploring what it is like to be an Auggie through campus tours, an activities fair, city excursions, and more. If you see any prospective families on campus, please help us in welcoming them to our community! More information and the schedule of the day can be found at www.augsburg.edu/da

Keeping Track of Auggies

Augsburg Campus Kitchen and Allyson Green win national award

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Campus Kitchen wins National Napalitos award!

Nopalitos are the flat stems or paddles of the prickly pear cactus, and were the most unfamiliar ingredient that a Campus Kitchen has ever received and used successfully. This award goes to the Campus Kitchen leader who never faltered in the face of adversity and instead rose to every challenge and took every difficulty in stride.

“We never cease to be amazed by the hard work and creativity that Campus Kitchen leaders invest in their work. Last month at the Augsburg Campus Kitchen, the College’s main dining hall kitchen–where the students prepare meals–had a small fire. As a result, they did not receive food donations, nor did they have space on campus to cook. They called on their connections in the neighborhood and reached out to other campuses, and were able to get food donated once per week from a neighboring university, and use the kitchen at one of their client agencies. The shift leaders and volunteers did an incredible job getting food safely to the new cooking space, and turning it into delicious meals so that their service to their clients could go on. Through the process, they even made new partnerships for food sourcing that they plan to continue after they return to their regular routine. At a time when it would have been easy to give up, they overcame an unexpected difficulty with grace and a focus on providing uninterrupted service to those who depend on them.”

Classifieds

Earn $500 for One Week – Scrubs Camp Counselors Needed

submitted by peacock@augsburg.edu

Counselors are needed to work at Metro Scrubs Camp at Augsburg from July 10 – July 14; 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM daily. Counselors earn $500 for the week. Metro Scrubs Camp provides opportunities for high school students from throughout the Twin Cities area to explore health careers by engaging in interactive sessions led by health care professionals. For the job description and application form, go to http://www.healthforceminnesota.org/students/scrubscamp_jobs.html. Questions? Contact Hli Vang at 612-330-1530; scrubscamp@augsburg.edu.