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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!

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

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 a.m.-1 p.m. 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

General Announcements

New Director of Latinx Student Services Starts Today

submitted by griesse@augsburg.edu

We are pleased to announce Ruby Murillo as the new director of Latinx Student Services! Ruby comes to Augsburg from Inver Hills Community College, where she served as an academic advisor for TRiO/SSS, Traveler’s EDGE, undocumented, and DACA students. Ruby has a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Iowa State University and a master of science degree in student affairs in higher education from Miami University in Ohio. Her first day at Augsburg will be Monday, April 10. Please join us in welcoming Ruby!

Help Inspire Hagfors Center Artists!

submitted by walsh@augsburg.edu

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

Click here for online form

Retirement party for Bill Wittenbreer

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

After 17 years of dedicated support for faculty and student research, Bill Wittenbreer is hanging up his bow tie and moving on to his next act in life. In honor of his service and collegiality, the History Department and the library are jointly hosting a farewell party, and you are cordially invited. Please join us on Tuesday, April 11, between 3 and 4:30 p.m. in Lindell Library room 301 to wish Bill a fond farewell. Light refreshments will be served. Bow ties optional.

Bill’s last day will be May 1, so if you can’t join us on Tuesday, you still have time to stop by the library to say goodbye and thank Bill for sharing the past 17 years of his life with us.

Augsburg Professor to Screen Documentary at MSPIFF

submitted by hansonjl@augsburg.edu

Jila Nikpay, instructor in film, will be screening her original documentary “Dreaming with Lola” at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival on April 23.

“Dreaming With Lola” is a documentary short. Following her dream of owning a small farm, Khaiti Hallstein struggles with the uncertainty of her work yet keeps a sense of humor when faced with unexpected life lessons from her ducks.

Tickets and More Information

Law student seeks furnished room near mass transit

submitted by weisss@augsburg.edu

Augsburg alumna Paris Yarbrough ’13 is looking to help a St. Thomas University law school colleague of hers find a furnished room to rent. Chelsea is looking to find a place in the Twin Cities in June. Ideally, Chelsea would like to rent a furnished room from a faculty or staff member of Augsburg or an area higher education institution. She is looking for a 1-year lease term or longer, as her anticipated date of graduation is May 2019. She does not drive, so would like to be near mass transit. If you are interested and/or able to rent a furnished room, please contact Chelsea at: chelsea150592@gmail.com.

Asst. Provost of Global Education & Experience-Finalist Presentations

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

Please join the campus community to meet the 3 finalists for the position of Assistant Provost of Global Education and Experience. Finalist presentations will describe their vision for global education at Augsburg University and how their leadership style will serve as a catalyst for realizing this vision. Each presentation will be followed by QA.

• Monday, 4/17 2:45-3:30, OGC 100 | Karen Rodriguez
• Tuesday, 4/18 2:45-3:30, OGC 100 | Heidi Soneson
• Wednesday, 4/19 2:45-3:30, Lindell 301 | Patrick Mulvihill

Surveys to gather campus community feedback will be available after each presentation.

CV Links:
Karen Rodriguez: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-NMQlb0pRHoSExPb2t0dDlVQzg

Heidi Soneson: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-NMQlb0pRHoOXFwUC1BcjR3cTg

Patrick Mulvihill: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-NMQlb0pRHoMWdaM1dLLWZuRVE

Event Announcements

Professor emeritus, Bob Stacke ’71, featured artist at Palmer’s

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

Bob Stacke, professor emeritus from the music department, is the featured artist for the month of April at Palmer’s Bar on Cedar Avenue.

Photo Exhibition by Bob Stacke
Featuring Pictures of Palmer’s Musicians

April 1-30, 2017
Palmer’s Bar
500 Cedar Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Photo Exhibition

Morning Chapel: Mindful Monday

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Morning Chapel:
Start the week by joining us in the chapel at 10:40 a.m. for Mindful Monday with Krista Costin. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Upcoming:
Tuesday 4/11, 11:30 a.m.: Seasons of Lent Series with Matthew Maruggi, Assistant Professor of Religion and Vocation. Music: Jordan Grzybowski, tenor
Wednesday 4/12: No Chapel
Thursday 4/13, 11:30 a.m.: Maundy Thursday service
Friday 4/14: No chapel – Augsburg closed for Good Friday

More Info

Public Presentations–Dean of Professional Studies Candidates

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff are invited to attend upcoming presentations by finalists for the Dean of Professional Studies position:
– Monday, Apr. 10 1:15-2:15 pm, OGC 100, Candidate: Yan Searcy
– Tuesday, Apr. 11 1:30-2:30 pm, Marshall Rm., Candidate: Jill Pinkney Pastrana
– Wednesday, Apr. 12 1:15-2:15 pm, OGC 100, Candidate: Monica Devers

There will be time for Q/A following candidate presentations.

Students for Racial Justice Information Session

submitted by linersa@augsburg.edu

On Wednesday, April 12 at chapel time (10:35-11:05 a.m.) in the Auggie’s Nest, Students for Racial Justice will be hosting an information session for anyone interested in joining the group for the upcoming school year. Interested students can learn the goals of the group, the commitments that come with core membership, and the application process. Another session will be held on Tuesday, April 18, in the evening. Email srj.augsburg@gmail.com with any questions. All are welcome!

This week: Focused Conversations on University Structure

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

This week’s Focused Conversations will address the implications for our institutional structure of the transition to Augsburg University.

The two sessions – Tuesday and Wednesday – will be facilitated by Provost Karen Kaivola. See details and add to your calendar using the links below.

Tuesday (TOMORROW), 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

Keeping Track of Auggies

MSW student Monica McDaniel publishes paper

submitted by eschenba@augsburg.edu

MSW student and Sabo Center graduate fellow Monica McDaniel recently published her paper “Social Justice Youth Work: Actualizing Youth Rights” in the Journal of Youth Development. Her work is an important contribution to the field of youth work. Read it here: http://jyd.pitt.edu/ojs/jyd/article/view/488

Social Justice Youth Work: Actualizing Youth Rights

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