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The Fall 2017 All Hands meeting is this Wednesday, September 27, at 10:40 a.m. in Hoversten Chapel. Remote access will be provided for the meeting. The link will be added to the All Hands page before the session.
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The 2017-18 Focused Conversation series begins next week, with Vice President for Institutional Advancement Heather Riddle discussing the work to understand and build a case for growing the endowment.
As with past years, each session will be offered twice, to provide more people the opportunity to attend. The first session of each pair also will be available via remote access.
See dates, times, locations, and topics by clicking the link below.
Access Details of the 2017-18 All Hands Schedule
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Join us this morning at 10:40am in Hoversten Chapel for for 20 minutes of relaxing yet invigorating breathing and stretching exercises led by Krista Costin ’08, a yoga and meditation instructor.
• Tuesday, September 26 at 11:30am: Holy Communion
• Wednesday, September 27: No chapel due to All Hands meeting.
• Thursday, September 28 at 11:00 am: Tree Blessing
• Friday, September 29 at 10:40am: Join us at 10:40 a.m. Friday, September 29, as we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals. Our service will include a lively blessing ritual of animals and pets to honor St. Francis’ devotion to all God’s creatures. Bring your pet (or picture of your pet) to chapel for this special worship service.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.
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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is searching for debate judges for 6 high school debate tournaments this fall. Judges will watch high school debate rounds and evaluate teams on logic, effective argumentation, and speaking skills. The judge picks a winner, assigns speaking points to individual students, and provides written feedback on their decision. No experience? No worries. We will train you. Judges will also enjoy free pizza at tournaments!
The core debate tournaments will happen at these dates and locations:
October 6-7th: U of M (East Bank)
October 14th: Season Opener (St. Paul)
October 27th-28th: Rosebowl (Roseville)
November 10th-11th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
December 8th-9th: The UDL Championship (TBD)
We are happy to have judges for any single tournament or multiple tournaments.
For more information, email MNUDL at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (612)-330-1730
The Minnesota Urban Debate League
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Take your winter break to a new level – study abroad!
The winter break program, From Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK, will examine the connections among popular culture, politics, and youth activism in 20th and 21st century Britain. Travel to the UK from December 28 to January 7!
The course, WST 220, is 4-credits and can fulfill a Humanities credit, or a requirement for WST majors/minors or for Youth Studies minors. This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement.
APPLICATIONS are DUE SEPTEMBER 30. Visit the Study Abroad/Away office in the Christensen Center to learn more, or speak with an adviser. You can also visit our website for full program information, pricing, and to start an application.
Get full program details and application information here!
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LSAMP North Star STEM Kickoff
Thursday, September 28, 2017
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Join students and faculty in the North Star STEM Alliance at our annual Kick-Off. This social event will highlight Alliance opportunities and the importance of a diverse science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce.
Keynote by Dandrielle Lewis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
Meet at STEM Office at 5:45 to carpool.
6-7pm Networking, Refreshments, Resource Fair and Research Poster Session
7-7:45pm Kick Off Program
About North Star STEM (see www.northstarstem.org):
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF grant #1201983) which is intended to double the number of African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native and Pacific Islander students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a five-year period.
In Minnesota, the LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance, which is a partnership of fourteen higher education institutions and three community partners – the Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota High Tech Association, and the Minnesota Minority Education Partnership. The academic institutions represent the breadth of higher education institutions in Minnesota, and include both public and private colleges and universities, as well as technical colleges, and two tribal colleges.
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Mondays, 12:30 – 1:40 PM or 3:10 – 4:20 PM
Marshall Room, Christensen Center
Similar content will be presented in each time period (12:30 or 3:10).
Pick whichever time works best for you.
Workshops are open to all interested students.
Join us this Monday!
Sept 25: STEM Study and Research Abroad [Augsburg Abroad]
Monday, Oct 9 Creating Effective LinkedIn Profiles & Advanced LinkedIn Search Tips [Augsburg Career & Internship Services]
Monday, Oct 23 Identifying Graduate Opportunities [URGO]
Monday, Oct 30 Crafting Compelling Personal Statements [URGO]
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A memorial service for Ralph Sulerud, who died on May 7th of this year, will be held in Hoversten Chapel in the Foss Center on Tuesday, September 26th at 3:00 p.m. He taught biology and genetics in the Biology Department from 1964 to 1994, chairing the department twice. All are welcome to attend the service and stay for refreshments.
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Don’t forget – Need a furry friend fix or a little stress relief? Stop by the Center for Wellness & Counseling office today from 10:30 – 11:30 am to visit with our dog friends from Paws for Learning. The CWC office is on the first floor of the Anderson Residence Hall. Paws for Learning will also be here Wednesday 9/27 for our annual health fair so twice in one week what more can you hope for?
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The Minnesota Visiting Nurse Association will be on campus administering flu shots in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office (first floor Anderson Res Hall) on Monday 9/25/17 from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm. Most insurances are accepted or you can pay $38 with cash or check. Please be sure to bring your insurance card if you want your insurance to be billed. Another clinic will be held Thursday 10/26 from 11:00 – 12:30 pm. Questions, please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.
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“Engaging Social Entrepreneurship Through Seeing Things Whole” featuring some great speakers and workshops. This promises to be a very interesting and useful conference. It is a great way to enhance your own professional development and is offered at no cost to Augsburg students, staff, and faculty.
Friday, October 6 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 7 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Post-conference session, Sunday, October 8 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Augsburg University, Christensen Center & Foss Center
To learn more and register
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Auggies vote! Minnesota city elections are Tues., Nov. 7. If you are a Minnesota resident and eligible to vote, register ahead of time. Students who live on campus and are eligible to vote can register in the City of Minneapolis and vote in local elections.
Day Student Government members will have a voter information and registration table in Christensen on Tues., Sept. 26, staffed 10-1 pm and 4-6 pm.
For more information, go to http://www.sos.state.mn.us/
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Augsburg University is again participating in GiveMN’s annual Give to the Max Day on Thursday, November 16th. Last year, 30+ projects raised $208,000 in funding thanks to donations made through the Give to the Max website.
If your academic department, athletic team, or student organization has a cause that needs funding, Give to the Max is an excellent way to raise support. Over the last four years Augsburg has raised $1.2 million and led the donation leaderboard for Colleges and Universities.
For more information about Give to the Max Day, or to join Augsburg’s campaign, please contact Chris Bogen ’09, firstname.lastname@example.org
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“INTERFAITH @ CEDAR COMMONS: LOST IN TRANSLATION”
Next Thursday, Sept 28th 6:30-8:30pm
Religious language can carry heavy meaning. Some words hold sweet memories or deep significance for us, while other words might be associated with painful experiences, exclusion or just feel flat and dead.
Sometimes the language of our own cultural context does not translate clearly to people outside of our tradition. Even those within a religious tradition often don’t have access to the languages in which sacred texts were originally written. How much meaning is lost in translation?
Join us for a meal and an evening of discussion around the language of faith and all the complexity of communicating about deeply held values and beliefs.
Do you need to be a “person of faith” to come? Absolutely not. We welcome anyone with interest in conversation about how faith/spirituality shape our lives and intersect with the issues we care about.
Hosted by: Interfaith @ Cedar Commons organizer team and the Augsburg Interfaith Scholars.
(Cedar Commons, part of Augsburg, is at 2001 Riverside Ave. S – below Trinity’s offices)