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Apply for the MSP TechHire Scholars Program

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

MSP TechHire Scholars is a program funded by the City of Minneapolis which provides opportunities for underrepresented upperclassmen at Augsburg to pursue IT internships at Fairview Health Services and learn more about IT careers available in the healthcare industry.

This month, six Augsburg students will be selected to become MSP TechHire Scholars and receive a $2,310 scholarship as well as a paid fall semester internship ($20/hour) within IT at Fairview. Internships will run September-December and Scholars may choose to complete the internship for 0, 2, or 4 credits (Scholars may work a maximum of 170 hours at their internship placements.) In addition to completing their internship, Scholars will be expected to complete several unpaid professional development workshops on campus during the course of the semester.

As stipulated by the grant requirements, only students who meet the following criteria are eligible to be considered for this opportunity:
– Identify as a student of color, first generation in college (neither parent has a 4 year college degree) and/or Pell grant/MN Dream Act State Grant eligible
– Major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Business Management
– Rising Senior in good standing at Augsburg (anticipated graduation in Dec 2017 or May 2018)
– Interest in pursuing an IT career within healthcare

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for this opportunity.

To apply for the MSP TechHire Scholars Program, please send your resume to moralesj@augsburg.edu by Monday, August 21st. Any questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to Janet Morales (moralesj@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1792)

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Library Open House Today

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

Ever wondered how the library creates digital collections? Have you heard about our institutional repository and wondered “what the heck is that” or “why should I care”? Then mark your calendar and stop by Lindell Library this Friday, August 11, between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Step inside our digitization lab and see how we preserve Auggie history through the ages. Learn all about Idun (ee-doon), Augsburg’s own institutional repository, and how you can use Idun to publish and disseminate everything from faculty books and articles to grad student theses to events such as convocations, theatrical productions, or musical performances. This is also your chance to meet the newest member of the library team, Stewart Van Cleve, Digital Archivist and Research Services Librarian.

Remember: that’s Friday, August 11, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Food and beverages will be served.

Nobel Peace Prize Forum

submitted by mangana@augsburg.edu

The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum is fast-approaching! This year the Nobel Peace Prize Forum will be honoring the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, and their work creating peace during a tumultuous time in Tunisia’s history. World leaders, activists, civil rights leaders, and many others will be gathering at the Forum to promote peacemaking and create a dialogue among both the local Twin Cities community and the greater global community.
Students and staff can attend the Forum for free! The Forum is held at Augsburg from the 13th-16th of September. If you would like to attend the Nobel Peace Prize Forum you can register as a representative or a delegate at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum website: http://nobelpeaceprizeforum.org/
As a student, you can be more involved in the Nobel Peace Prize Forum by signing up to be a host for visiting students! Students from other colleges and universities will be visiting the Twin Cities for the Forum from the 14th-16th of September. If you live on campus and can offer space to sleep, you would be the perfect host!
If you would like to be a student host, or have any questions please email or call!
612-330-1378

info@nobelpeaceprizeforum.org

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Changemaker Podcast Features Katie Clark

submitted by wades@augsburg.edu

Nursing faculty, Kathleen “Katie” Clark, was recently interviewed for a segment on the Changemaker podcast. Katie’s segment on the Health Commons is the first of three interviews in the “Belonging” – Changemaker podcast. Hope you get a chance to listen to the podcast that highlights stories from people making a difference. http://www.changemakerpodcast.com/episode-2-belonging/

changemakerpodcast.com | @changemakerpod | facebook.com/changemakerpodcast

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