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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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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.

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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