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Tomorrow – Faculty, How Can Augsburg Support Your Research?

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All faculty members, regardless of experience, are invited to attend this next installment in the New Faculty Series, “How Can Augsburg Support Your Research?” Bring your own lunch (CTL will provide the cookies) and come hear from three staff members who will share how their programs intersect faculty work here at Augsburg: Dixie Shafer from Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO), Erica Swift from Sponsored Programs, and Tina Maria Tavera from the McNair Scholars Program.

New Faculty Series: How Can Augsburg Support Your Research?
Tuesday, November 7
12:15-1:15pm
Augsburg Room, Christensen Center

The New Faculty Series is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV).

Click here to add “How Can Augsburg Support Your Research?” to your calendar.

Next Monday – Assigning and Assessing Student Writing Panel

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Assigning and Assessing Student Writing: Panel Discussion
Monday, November 13
12:30-1:40pm
OGC 100

This panel, composed of faculty and staff, will discuss specific strategies for devising, integrating, and assessing writing assignments. Topics discussed will be:

– Writing within STEM Disciplines: Writing plays a significant role in STEM curriculum; it makes students career-ready because writing is a big part of any profession, but, more importantly, it helps them organize thoughts and clarify thinking. Michael Wentzel will discuss strategies for scaffolding lab report writing in science classes.

– Writing in Blended Learning: Students in hybrid and online courses sometimes complain that online forum discussions are boring and repetitive “busywork.” Bonnie Tensen will discuss strategies for varying assignment writing prompts that encourage students to think more critically about assigned texts and take greater ownership of the conversation.

– Effective and Efficient Feedback: Grading student writing can be time-consuming, so it is important to be strategic and provide feedback that helps students recognize areas of strength as well as ways to improve without overwhelming them or you. John Schmit will discuss how to streamline your grading while simultaneously providing valuable feedback.

– Responding to Writing from Non-Native Speakers of English: Although native speakers of English also have problems with writing, non-native speakers’ problems can be quite different, and the approach taken by the instructor needs to be different as well. Cari Maguire will provide suggestions for how to recognize and respond to typical writing problems for ESL students.

Click here to add “Assigning and Assessing Student Writing” to your own calendar.

Represent Colombia at the 2018 National Model UN Conference in NYC

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Applications are now being accepted for delegates for the 2018 National Model UN Conference in New York City. Augsburg University will send a delegation of 16 students representing Colombia to this year’s conference, which will take place March 16 – 23, 2018.

This is a 4-credit Spring Semester course, and students accepted into the program need to enroll in POL 368 (or a POL 499 independent study) and pay a $500 program fee, which covers travel, conference registration, and hotel costs for the week in New York.

Enrollment limited to 16 students and priority deadline for applying is Nov. 13.

This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement!

Questions can be directed to either stoddard@augsburg.edu or underhil@augsburg.edu.
Students interested in applying should visit the Augsburg Study Abroad/Away page linked below to apply and register.

Model UN Program Information and Application

URGO Research and Travel Grants Available

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The Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) offers $1,000 Academic-Year Research Grants to fund 100 hours of student research. Students who are interested in conducting research during the year are encouraged to seek out ongoing faculty research projects that they may join.

URGO also offers Conference Travel Grants of up to $850 for students who have been accepted to present their research at a professional conference.
Both applications can be found on the URGO website. The funds may be used at any time during the academic year, however the grants are given out on a rolling basis, so we recommend interested students apply in the fall.
If you have any questions about these grants, please contact Kirsten O’Brien (obrienk@augsburg.edu or x1446), Research and Graduate Opportunities Specialist.

Pre-Pharmacy Advising

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Dr. S. Bruce Benson, Associate Director of Professional Relations at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, brings his extensive experience as a pre-pharmacy advisor to Augsburg students. He currently supervises a mentoring course for first professional year pharmacy students and serves on the advisory committee for the state of Minnesota’s Health Professional Services Program. For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

Tuesday, November 14
1-4 pm
Chemistry suite (3rd floor Science)

Summer Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Ethics

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The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for its 2018 summer undergraduate research program in biomedical ethics. This program is highly competitive and 4-5 students will be selected. Each student will be placed with a faculty mentor for approximately 10 weeks. Students will participate in educational session on bioethics research and lunch meetings with faculty.
Interested applicants should apply to job posting 87872BR: Bioethics Intern on the Mayo Clinic jobs website (http://www.mayoclinic.org/jobs ) by January 12, 2018.
Candidates must attach the following to the online application:
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals & how bioethics research relates to those goals
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors
For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research

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The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for a one-year, 2018-2019 academic year, post-baccalaureate research experience in empirical biomedical ethics as part of the Mayo Clinic Graduate Research Employment Program (GREP). GREP is designed for individuals who plan to attend graduate or medical school and must receive their bachelor’s degree before the position starts.
Interested applicants should email the following materials to bioethics@mayo.edu by March 16, 2018.
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals and how biomedical ethics research relates to those plans
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors. Letters should be sent directly to Dr. Richard Sharp, Program Director, by the recommender.

For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

Short Term Study Abroad/Away in Summer 2018

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The Center for Global Education and Experience is accepting applications for all of the Summer 2018 short-term study abroad programs! Check out these great options, good for any student:

SUMMER 2018
-Thailand & Laos: Diversity and Inequality in Global Professional Practice
-Denmark & Iceland: The Dark Side of the Happy City
-Interfaith Engagement in Palestine & Israel
-Economics & Cultural Change in Greece
-Music Therapy in China
-Language and Culture in Mexico

Applications are Due on January 31! Come and talk to the Study Abroad/Away Office for more details! We are located in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Check here for program details and application information

General Announcements

Free apples at Campus Cupboard + Donations Needed

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Hi everyone! Come to the Cupboard in the Foss Lobby to pick up some freshly picked apples that has been generously donated. While apples last!

Campus Cupboard is also in need of donations. Please consider donating to us if you’re willing and able to.

Here are some items we are in need of:
– Grains like dried pasta, instant rice
– Canned soups (any kind except tomato. We are stocked on tomato!)
– Proteins like small jars of peanut butter, beans, canned tuna and chicken
– Healthy snacks like granola bars, crackers, dried fruits, popcorn
– Baking supplies like sugar, salt, 2lb bags of flour, baking soda/powder
– Spices like paprika, cumin, cayenne, turmeric, etc
– Toothpaste, toothbrushes, pads, tampons, etc.

We are also taking clothing donations! Please drop off donations at Campus Ministry, the Welcome Desk in Christensen, or the Campus Cupboard table in the Foss Lobby.

Here are the Cupboard hours this week:
M 8am-9:15am, 9:30am-6pm
T 8am-1:40pm, 2pm-6pm
W 8am-9:15am, 9:30am-6pm
Th 8am-9:30am, 10am-1:45pm, 3:30pm-6pm
F 8am-9:15am 10am-6pm

Thank you!

Contact Janet at nguyenj@augsburg.edu with any questions/comments/concerns.

Campus Cupboard is the food pantry on campus, open to all students and run by students. Help keep us open by donating groceries/clothing/ and other items!

Apply for the Christensen Vocation Internship Program

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Current Students – Have you ever contemplated the question, “How am I called to work and serve in a community?” Are you wondering about how your talents, skills, preferences, and passions can inform your career decision making and preparations? Are you interested in exploring purpose, meaning, and vocation in a practical way?

If so, we have a spring semester internship opportunity that could be life-changing for you!

Apply for the 2018 Christensen Vocation Internship Program!
Paid Internship with opportunity for a personalized role at a faith-based nonprofit
Ongoing contact and mentorship with knowledgeable site supervisors
Reflect on your internship experiences, readings, and personalized assessments with a cohort of your peers

There are three main sites available for the internship, with roles ranging from supporting community organizing to youth development to emergency rental assistance with people experiencing homelessness.
Current students from all majors and faith backgrounds are welcome to apply

Priority deadline for applications due Nov. 9. Following that date, applications will be accepted until Nov. 17 on a rolling basis.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2017/10/20/2017-18-vocation-internship-opportunity/

2017-18 Vocation Internship Opportunity

Congratulations to September’s Auggie Pride Recipients

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Congratulations to Caren Custer, MAE Coordinator and Matt Bakan-Fischer, Senior Admissions Counselor for receiving the September Auggie Pride Award. Their hard work and positive attitudes as they go above and beyond their expected duties are an inspiration to the community. Staff Senate admires the work they do everyday and are honored to award them both with this month’s Auggie Pride Award.

Read more about the winners on the Staff Senate website

Nobel Peace Prize Forum | Minneapolis – Updates

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We are happy to announce that the Forum itself is changing and growing. A second Forum, located in Oslo, launched last year and will occur annually on December 11, immediately following the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony.

Reflecting the development of this sister forum, the 30th Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Minneapolis, which will take place September 21-22, 2018, will now bear the Minneapolis designation. We are excited about the growth of the Norwegian event and look forward to our ongoing partnership with the Norwegian Nobel Institute as we continue to support the goals and values enshrined in the will of Alfred Nobel.

Due to this change, our URL and Social Media platforms have been updated to reflect our Minneapolis designation. Please see the changes below and make sure to update any references you may have regarding our website.

Our new name is as follows:
Nobel Peace Prize Forum | Minneapolis (when used in a sentence please feel free the delete the pipe (|) and use the word in instead)

Our new URL is as follows:
peace.augsburg.edu (please hyperlink when referring to our web page like this: Nobel Peace Prize Forum | Minneapolis)

Our social media platforms have changed to:
Facebook: Nobel Peace Prize Forum – Minneapolis
Twitter: @NPPF_MPLS
Instagram: nobelpeaceprizeforum_mpls
YouTube: Nobel Peace Prize Forum – Minneapolis
Flickr flickr.com/photos/nobelpeaceprizeforum-minneapolis

Thank you so much for supporting us while we transfer many years of strong and important history to our new URL, and thank you all for making the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum a success! We look forward to 2018.

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum | Minneapolis Team

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Benefits Open Enrollment Begins Today

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Benefits open enrollment time is here again. This year open enrollment will be from November 6th-17th.

Benefit Information Sessions:

· November 6 at 11:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 8 at 8:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 10* at 2:30 pm (Oren Gateway Center, Room 100)
· November 14 at 10:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 16 at 4:00 pm (East Commons, Christensen Center)

*We will be recording the November 10th session and making it available for those unable to attend a session in person. Access to the 2018 recorded version will be provided once posted.

Check you email from 10/31 for additional details including an overview of what’s new in 2018, benefits plan information, and instructions for filling out the online enrollment form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Peterlin at peterlin@augsburg.edu or at 612.330.1602.

Event Announcements

Bone Marrow Registry Drive

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In partnership with Delete Blood Cancer and the There Goes my Hero Foundation Augsburg will be holding a bone marrow registry drive in the Christensen Center on Wednesday November 8th from 2:00pm-4:00pm. It only takes five minutes of your time. A simple cheek swab registers you to become a donor in which time you could save a life. There is a huge need for donors. Six out of ten patients do not have a match so they will not receive the lifesaving transplant they need. You have the power to heal! Matches are very difficult to find because patients need donors who are a genetic match. If you are a match for a patient in need the national registry will contact you and ask if you would be willing to either through a blood donation or a marrow donation. Your participation in this drive could save a life.

Native American Film Series: INAATE/SE

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This Wednesday: November 8, 2017 INAATE/SE [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./ it flies.falls./] is screening on campus for FREE.
This experimental documentary by Zack and Adam Khalil explores the Ojibwe story of the Seven Fires Prophecy, which has been interpreted as predicting the arrival of the Europeans in North America and the subsequent destruction they caused. Bold, smart, and unflinching, the film examines the relationship between cultural tradition and modern indigenous identity.

Place and Time:
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with filmmakers follows
This event is free to the public

Augsburg Native American Film Series

Discussion Night: #MeToo, hosted by SMART 11/6

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Tonight November 6th from 7pm-8pm in OGC 100, SMART (The Sexual Misconduct Awareness Raising Team) will be hosting a topic discussion night around the recent #MeToo campaign. Please join us for a discussion about the recent outpourings of people breaking their silences via social media, the flood of celebrities accused of sexual misconduct, and the various discourses behind it. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Please email SMART at smarteam@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Sincerely,
The SMART Board
(Maddie, Eve, Ashley, Rosie, and Briana)

Focused Conversations on Gen Ed: Tomorrow/Wednesday

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Join the Focused Conversations on General Education redesign this week. Jacqui deVries, history professor and director of General Education, will lead two sessions:

Tuesday (TOMORROW), November 7, 10 a.m. (NOTE CHANGE IN TIME)
Wednesday, November 8, 12:30 p.m.

Both sessions are in Oren 100. Remote access will be available for tomorrow’s session. See the Inside Augsburg calendar for links to add a session to your calendar.

Learn about the University of Warwick Exchange program TODAY

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Come learn about Augsburg University’s newest exchange partner, University of Warwick in Coventry, England. Undergraduate students can study for a full academic year or spring semester in all majors. https://warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/

University of Warwick Study Abroad Info Session
Monday, November 6
2:00-3:00 pm
Oyate Commons/Study Abroad & Away–lower level of Christensen Center

Learn more about the University of Warwick Exchange Program

Study Abroad options for STEM majors: School for Field Studies on Campus Tuesday

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School for Field Studies – On campus Tuesday

Staff from School for Field Studies will be on campus Tuesday November 7 – come visit their table 11:30-1:30pm in Christensen Lobby.

SFS is dedicated to STEM majors and provides students with opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research. Students on SFS programs examine first-hand the environmental issues faced by our host communities, gaining important research skills, making life-long friends, and contributing to a growing body of international environmental research.

https://fieldstudies.org/program-finder/

Several Auggies have participated in School for Field Studies, and we have one student on an SFS program this semester. Come learn about these exciting opportunities!

Stop by the office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christiansen to get started today – or visit our website augsburg.edu/global or contact abroad@augsburg.edu

Vocation Lunch with Maria “Tina” Tavera November 15

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Faculty and Staff – you are invited to attend the Christensen Center for Vocation’s Fall Vocation Lunch with “Tina” Maria Tavera, Augsburg TRIO-McNair Scholars Director! This event will take place on Wednesday, November 15th from 11:15 AM – 12:25 PM in East Commons, Christensen Center.

The Christensen Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

To learn more about “Tina” Maria Tavera and to register, please visit http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2017/10/11/christensen-vocation-lunch-with-tina-maria-tavera/

Spaces are limited so please register soon. Note: upon completion of your registration, please be sure you receive a confirmation email and do not add the event to your calendar without completing the registration process.

If you have any questions, please contact the CCV office at (612) 330-1403 or email ccv@augsburg.edu.

We hope to see you there!

Christensen Vocation Lunch with “Tina” Maria Tavera

Lutheran Service Year Program Tabling and Chapel Talk Nov. 7

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Have you been wondering about what it would be like to dedicate a year to serving others, living in intentional community, and discovering where and how you are being called to use your gifts?

If so, Lutheran Service Year Programs want to connect with you!

Each year, more than 200 LIFE (Lutheran Immersion & Formation Experiences) in Service volunteers serve within the United States and around the world! LIFE in Service programs include: Border Servant Corps, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, Urban Servant Corps, and Young Adults in Global Mission.

Representatives from these four programs will be on campus Tuesday, November 7. Please stop by the table in Christensen Center from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM to learn about opportunities for you to serve through LIFE in Service programs. There will also be a special chapel at 11:30am on November 7th led by Lutheran Volunteer Corps.

Leaders from each LIFE in Service Organizations work together to provide opportunities for people in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to live, learn, and serve in their setting. Based in accompaniment, international community, simplicity, spirituality, and sustainability, each program is committed to being ecumenical, interfaith, LGBTQ-affirming, and social and racial justice-centered.

Visit the link below to learn more about the following programs:
Young Adults in Global Mission
Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Urban Servant Corps
Border Servant Corps

Questions? Contact ccv@augsburg.edu

Lutheran Service Year Program Tabling and Chapel Talk Nov. 7

Staff Senate and UC-Subcommittee Forum

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On Wednesday, November 15 from 1:30–3 p.m. in the Marshall room, staff senate will be hosting a forum. Our goal is to continue to improve communication and create an opportunity for the Augsburg community to come together. Join us to hear:

• Staff Senate’s role and goals for the year
• Updates from the University Council staff representatives Jim Trelstad-Porter and Jeff Swenson
• University Council subcommittee updates

We look forward to seeing you there!

Learn more about the Forum and Staff Senate

Are you a student interested in being a part of Advent Vespers?

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Be a part of one of the biggest celebrations at Augsburg! Each December, Augsburg students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends celebrate Advent at Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis with word and song. Students can join the Liturgical Team and carry bells, candle, banner or torch as part of the Gospel Processional (if not already in the choir or orchestra).

Advent Vespers is the first Friday and Saturday in December, with services on Friday at 5pm and 8pm, and Saturday at 2pm and 5pm. Practices are on Tuesday at 4:30 pm and Thursday at 6:45 pm. Transportation for the liturgical team is provided between Augsburg campus and Central Lutheran Church, as well as some meals and snacks. Many past participants have commented on how meaningful their participation in Advent Vespers is – that they feel a true sense of the Auggie spirit.

Be a part of this fun and moving experience! For more information, stop by Campus Ministries in Foss 104 or contact Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu.

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