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Register for Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

submitted by kinnm@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

Institutional Assessment Workshop – Monday, May 15th

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the May institutional assessment workshop led by Assessment Committee (AASC) members Ben Denkinger and Jenny Hanson.

Come learn about the work underway in the assessment of student learning at Augsburg, including the most recent data for Civic Engagement and Intercultural Competence. Attendees will weigh on the revisions of a rubric for better measuring diverse perspectives at Augsburg.

Monday, May 15
Institutional Assessment May Workshop
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., OGC 100

Lunch is provided – click here to RSVP for the event

Digital Liberal Arts Concept Discussion – May 17

submitted by devries@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to attend a discussion of the future of “Digital Liberal Arts” at Augsburg, hosted by Christy Mattingly and Jacqui deVries.
Come learn about the work underway in digital liberal arts at Augsburg and elsewhere, and share your ideas for how we can better support and enhance this work.
Wednesday, May 17
Digital Liberal Arts Concept Discussion
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Lindell 202

General Announcements

Metro Transit College Semester Pass

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Augsburg College Bookstore will sell summer Metro Transit College Passes for $75 (reduced from $90). College Passes are valid for unlimited rides from June 1- Aug. 14 on all regional buses and trains. (For fares above $3.00, e.g., select Northstar fares, stored value is required to cover the additional fare.)

Summer college passes will be available for sale as soon as the Bookstore receive them – ideally May 18.

Students who have a College Pass from spring semester can use that pass through May 31.

Event Announcements

May 16: TIAA Retirement Planning Info Session

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.

Great Twin Cities Poetry Read – 7 p.m., Friday, May 12

submitted by matthewk@augsburg.edu

The Great Twin Cities Poetry Read will be held on Friday, May 12, 7-9 p.m. in Sateren Auditorium. Please join us and hear 30 regional poets each read one of their works. Poets include MFA publishing mentor Jim Cihlar, MFA student Jackie Dutdut, and undergrad student Malena Larsen. Hosted annually by Augsburg’s Low-Residency MFA Program.

Great Twin Cities Poetry Read

Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference: Vocation for Life

submitted by xinicof@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!

Jila Nikpay’s film, “Dreaming With Lola”

submitted by nikpay@augsburg.edu

Jila Nikpay’s film, “Dreaming with Lola” will be broadcast on TPT as part of MNTV 2301-2302. The series will be featured statewide on the MN Channel and TPT 2. It will be seen via all six Minnesota public television stations. Below is a list of the May broadcast dates and times.

MNTV 2301 is scheduled to air on  the TPT 2 on the following days and times:
·       Sunday, May 14 at 10:30 p.m.
·       Monday, May 15 at 4:30 a.m.

MNTV 2301 is scheduled to air on the MN Channel on the following days and times:
·         Saturday, May 20, 3 a.m.
·         Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m.
·         Saturday, May 20, 3 p.m.
·         Saturday, May 20, 9 p.m.

TPT -Twin Cities PBS

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