Focused Conversation on Diversity: 11 a.m. today

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Today is the second Focused Conversation featuring Eve Fine’s presentation of her findings from the Augsburg University Fall 2017 Faculty Hiring Review Project. Fine is an associate scientist at the Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of “Searching for Excellence and Diversity: A Guide for Search Committee Chairs.”

The Focused Conversation session is at 11 a.m. in Oren 100.

Peace Scholars Program Applications – Due Feb 1, 2018

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Attention Augsburg sophomores and juniors!

If you area student with a strong interest in peace and justice issues please consider applying for the 2018 Peace Scholar Program. Two students will be selected to join a group of a 16 students taking courses in Oslo, Norway at the International Summer School and the Nansen Dialogue Center in June & July 2018. Program and tuition costs are covered by the program (students cover the cost of their airfare). The Peace Scholars take a leading role in promoting student participation in the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, hosted each year by Augsburg University, and spend a few hours each month working in the Peace Prize Forum office.
• 2 courses at the University of Oslo Summer School (a highly international program with students from over 100 countries)
• 1‑week residency at the Nansen Dialogue Center in Lillehammer
• Visits and meetings with Norwegian politicians, peacemakers, and activists
• Once in a lifetime opportunity!
See full information, including application materials, can be found here: Application

Any questions or inquiries can be directed to Bettine Hermanson: hermansb@augsburg.edu or Joe Underhill: underhil@augsburg.edu or at 330‑1318.

Application

College Possible is Accepting Applications

submitted by koinesa@augsburg.edu

College Possible supports low-income students with college success through 1:1 coaching on academics, financial aid, and personal development. Our hope is that students apply as soon as possible so that they will be ready to go for the semester.

Students interested in applying must be Pell grant or Dream Act eligible. In order to apply, they can use the attached link and drop by the College Possible desk (located on the 2nd floor of the Lindell library) to fill out release forms. The application process will only take around 10 minutes!

Let me know if you or any interested students have any questions.

College Possible Application

Paid Summer Opportunity

submitted by washingl@augsburg.edu

Do you like helping others? Would you like professional experience and training that looks good on your resume? Change a child’s life this summer by joining Summer Reads, an AmeriCorps VISTA program at Minnesota Literacy Council. Each year, approximately 75 VISTAs serve in pairs at one or two placement sites in summer schools, libraries and community organizations across Minnesota, with the goal of helping children in grades K-3 improve their literacy skills and fight the summer slide. Under the mentoring of an on-site supervisor, VISTAs serve in a variety of program environments. They may use the site’s curriculum or design their own lesson plans; work with children one-on-one or in small or large groups; act as a classroom assistant or lead a program themselves – depending on the placement site.
Qualifications
Summer Reads VISTAs serve full-time for 8 weeks (10 weeks for Outreach Specialists) from June to August and are not permitted absences for vacations or personal time. With prior approval from Minnesota Literacy Council, they may hold additional part-time jobs or take college courses during the term of service.

Required qualifications include:
• At least 18 years of age at the time of placement (June 11)
• A U.S. Citizen, National or Legal Resident, Refugee, Asylee, or have DACA status *
• Must be able to clear a general background check, including a search of the Sex Offender Public Registry
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Must be able to speak proficiently in English and read aloud to groups/individual children
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Minnesota Literacy Council

Mexico: Summer study abroad program

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Earn language, Art, Keystone, or Internship credit in Mexico this summer:
AUGSBURG CGEE IN MEXICO: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN MEXICO

CGEE in Mexico offers five 3 1/2 week sessions (blocks) focusing on Spanish language and Mexican culture in which students can take one course per session, and take up to five courses throughout the summer. This community-based program includes homestays, a trip to Mexico City, optional weekend excursions, and numerous guest speakers designed to help students learn about history, culture, and contemporary struggles for peace, justice, and human rights.

Spanish language courses at all levels beginning to advanced, as well as specialized Spanish courses in Business Spanish, Spanish for Ministry, and Spanish for Healthcare Professionals can be combined with internships in those fields to create a truly customized summer experience.

2018 PROGRAM DATES
The summer is organized into five blocks, you may take anywhere from one to five blocks. Students who wish to take an internship must enroll for at least two blocks:
Block I: May 2-27
Block II: May 23-June 17 (KEY 490 offered only during Block II)
Block III: June 13-July 8
Block IV: July 5-29
Block V: July 25-August 19

Applications are due March 15, 2018

Scholarships are available!

Students eligible for Summer Pell Grants, may apply the summer grant funds to this program if they attend at least two Blocks.

Email abroad@augsburg.edu, or 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, scholarship info, and application

Yoga TODAY

submitted by lamberte@augsburg.edu

Good Morning! I will be teaching yoga at Augsburg this semester. Please join us today from 12:15 pm- 1:00 pm in the Racquetball Court (Si-Melby 130). This class will take place every Wednesday until the end of the semester.
We will practice flowing breath to movement, staying in the present moment, and challenging our bodies through different poses during this 45 minute yoga practice. Mats will be available if you do not have your own mat. Open to all students, staff, faculty, and any others part of the Augsburg community. Private sessions are available as well, let me know if you are interested! Please e-mail me if you have any questions at lamberte@augsburg.edu.

Final Day to Nominate an Outstanding Staff

submitted by petersj4@augsburg.edu

The annual Outstanding Staff Award is intended to recognize exceptional Augsburg staff members who exemplify the mission statement of the University through their work. This year we will honor a total of six staff, including one “Newcomer” – someone who has been at Augsburg for 2 years or less.

Nominations may be submitted by staff (full-time, part-time, and union), faculty, or students at Augsburg University.

For more information or to submit your nomination, please click here: https://goo.gl/forms/Y7sKqGfcQfYTQAEb2

Letters of recommendation can be sent to staffsenate@augsburg.edu or delivered to Jay Peterson in Oren Gateway 106C.

Nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. today. If you need an extension, please email petersj4@augsburg.edu.

The annual Staff Appreciation Awards will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 2–4 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

Outstanding Staff Nomination Form

Register: MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

For the 42nd year, Minnesota’s Private Colleges will host the annual JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR on Tuesday, February 27 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This fair stands out as one of the premier college/employer partnerships in the country. The exhibit hall is open from 9:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. (You can stay for as long as you are able)

Why attend the fair?
Explore opportunities in a variety of industries and majors.
Chat with more than 260 employers – all under one roof!
Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) from the Minnesota Private Colleges.
Get your free professional LinkedIn Photo taken at the fair!
Learn more about the fair and who will be attending: http://mnpcfair.org/

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake

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Alternative Spring Break 2018

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Looking for something meaningful to do this spring break? Consider signing up for Alternative Spring Break!

During the week of March 10th – 17th, Augsburg students will be traveling to Texas to work with Habitat for Humanity of Laredo-Webb County. This trip is a great opportunity for students of different backgrounds to come together, learn, and build community!

The cost of the trip is $250 which includes lodging, transportation, and most meals.
Registration forms will open on January 8th and close on February 2nd.
Spots fill up fast, so register soon! $100 is due at registration to secure your spot.

Want to learn more? Have questions? Email Sophie Warnberg at warnbers@augsburg.edu

Like us on Facebook “Augsburg Alternative Spring Break” + Follow us on Twitter @AuggieSpringBrk

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation

http://web.augsburg.edu/campusministry/ASB2018_Registration.pdf

Apply for 2017-2018 Public Leadership Scholars Programs

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CURRENT SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:

Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s 3 Public Leadership Scholar Programs:Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In any one of the programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in either the Christian tradition, interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science along with receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply.

APPLYING: The application for all three programs is available online through Sabo or CCV website, listed below.
Christensen Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program/
Interfaith Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/interfaith-scholars-program/
Sabo Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/sabo-scholars/

The application deadline is Monday, February 27th, 2017

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at ccv@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at sabocenter@augsburg.edu

Summer 2018 Job Opportunity

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Looking for a memorable job opportunity this summer? Consider applying to be an Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (AYTI) Mentor!

We are looking for SEVEN current students to serve as mentors for this summer’s Youth Theology Institute (AYTI). http://www.augsburg.edu/acti/

The Augsburg Youth Theology Institute (AYTI) is a week-long experience for high school students to critically engage in theological inquiry and faith exploration on the campus of the college. Classroom learning, worship opportunities, urban exposure, and community building are all components of the program.

An AYTI Mentor serves a vital role in the Youth Theology Institute by helping to implement programs and cultivate community as faith leaders working with the high school youth participants. Mentors need to complete ~22 hours of training in March and April and be totally available the entire week of July 7-13, 2018.

Interested in applying? Visit the Human Resources employment web page.

Have any questions? Contact Lonna Field at ccv@augsburg.edu
Brought to you by: Christensen Center for Vocation, Campus Ministry, and Theology and Public Leadership

CWC Depression & Anxiety Screening TODAY

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Students are you worried, stressed, sad? The Center for Wellness and Counseling is offering FREE depression and anxiety screenings TODAY – Wednesday 1/31 from 9:30 – 3:30 pm in the CWC office (first floor Anderson Residence Hall). Stop by the CWC office, complete a short assessment and have a 10 minute meeting with a counselor to review the assessment and get additional resources. Questions, please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Profs. Zobitz and Schilling publish with students

submitted by beckmanm@augsburg.edu

Professors John Zobitz and Emily Schilling (along with 14 undergrads) just had an article published in Spora: A Journal of Biomathematics. In this scholarly that was a collaboration between faculty and students, two cohorts of students (in 2011 and 2016) contributed to the study design and analysis, using tools acquired and developed while taking an upper division mathematics of mathematical modeling in the biological sciences. Beyond the mathematical tools students also learned about the elements and process of scientific writing to construct drafts of the manuscript. Find the article here: https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/spora/vol4/iss1/1/

https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/spora/vol4/iss1/1/

Ready for bottled water reimbursement to end?

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

It’s almost Feb. 1! Are you ready for the next phase of our bottled water policy?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to eh Environmental Stewardship Committee at environmentalstewardship@augsburg.edu with any questions, troubleshooting, ideas, stories, etc. We are happy to help you figure out how to live into this next phase of our #LoveLocalWater campaign!

If you regularly provide campus visitors with bottled water, consider using/adapting the following language to alert visitors of this change before they come to campus:

Augsburg University is phasing out bottled water on campus in order to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions and support the provision of water as a human right and not a commodity. While on campus, you will have access to clean Minneapolis tap water. If you are not able to bring your own water bottle to campus, please let us know if we can provide you with a glass/cup to use and return or with a reusable water bottle to use and keep. We appreciate your support as we #LoveLocalWater together!

The student Environmental Action Committee may have funds to support your efforts!

Faculty and Staff, What are Your Ideas for May Workshops?

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

Last year, Faculty Development Committee developed a new strategy for what had been known as “The May Calendar.” Our goal is to provide a predictable, accessible, convenient, useful, engaging, meaningful (shall I keep going?), etc. schedule for faculty and staff development opportunities in early May (after grading and before you take a well-deserved break).

This year, “4 Days in May” will be held May 8-11 and include the “Creating an Inclusive Campus” conference. Based on our goal to highlight faculty and staff development events over just a few days, we have three requests:

1) Mark your calendars and plan on attending.

2) Please refrain from scheduling departmental retreats, etc. during the mornings and early afternoons of May 8-11.

3) If you have any requests for workshops, discussions, or demonstrations, please contact Tim Pippert or any member of the Faculty Development Committee by February 1st.

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for January

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award! The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.

If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at www.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride/.

The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate

Campus Cupboard Hours

submitted by nguyenj@augsburg.edu

Campus Cuoboard is open for all students! Come in to check out what grocery items we have stocked. Here are the hours for this week:

Tuesday- 9am-11:45am
Wednesday- 9:30am-11am and 12:30pm-3pm
Thursday- 1pm-3pm
Friday- 9:30am-12:30pm

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at nguyenj@augsburg.edu with questions or comments.

Have a great week!

Campus Cupboard Google Calendar

Focused Conversations on Diversity – Today/Tomorrow

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Today’s Focused Conversations on diversity is at 2 p.m. in Oren 100 and will be available via livestream. Tomorrow’s session, also in Oren 100, is at 11 a.m.

The sessions feature guest speaker Eve Fine, who will present her findings from the Augsburg University Fall 2017 Faculty Hiring Review Project. Fine is an associate scientist at the Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of “Searching for Excellence and Diversity: A Guide for Search Committee Chairs.”

Gilman Scholarship Workshops (for Study Abroad)

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Do you want to win $5,000 for your study abroad program?
Are you Pell Grant Eligible with U.S. Citizenship?
If yes – we encourage you to apply for a Gilman Scholarship for your summer or fall 2018 program.

The Study Abroad/Away Office will have two workshops where you can learn about the Gilman, and get help with the application process:

In-Depth Session:
Thursday Feb 8
10:30-11:30 am
Cedar room, Christensen

Express Session:
Wednesday Feb 21
10:30-11 am (Chapel time)
Cedar room, Christensen

Gilman Scholarship Applications for summer and fall programs are due by March 6th, 2018. For more information on the Gilman, see: https://www.gilmanscholarship.org

Since 2008, fifty-two Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships, totaling $205,500!

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Palestine & Israel: Summer study abroad program

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Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:
INTERFAITH ENGAGEMENT IN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL

Courses: RLN 205 or RLN 490. This program also fulfills Augsburg Experience

Join this two-week course to gain a transformational learning experience. You will be immersed in the Israeli and Palestinian contexts, particularly focusing on the three Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Through lectures, readings, and conversations you will deepen your understanding of the history, sacred texts, beliefs and practices of the three Abrahamic faiths. Particular attention will be given to the roots of conflicts in the region and to peacebuilding movements.
We will visit holy sites that are at the center of the sacred stories that shape the beliefs and practices of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. We will hear how faith shapes the daily lives of those living in the land often called “holy.”

Applications are due on January 31, and SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!

Email abroad@augsburg.edu, or 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, scholarship info, and application

Valleyfair Auditions at Augsburg

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium
Wednesday, February 7th 2018
5:00pm—10:00pm

Please send an email to LiveE@valleyfair.com to sign up for an audition slot

If you would like to be considered for multiple positions, please specify in your email.

If you cannot attend the auditions, video submissions will be considered! Please send headshot, resume and audition video submission to LiveE@valleyfair.com.

Check out the short Video for more information about working in the Entertainment Department at Valleyfair Amusement Park!

Contact:
Justine Bergevin
Entertainment Manager
Valleyfair Amusement Park
952-496-5341

Census 2020 Event Feb. 7th 4-6pm

submitted by mcdaniem@augsburg.edu

What: Join the Tom SenGupta Forum and the Sabo Center for a panel discussion on the 2020 Census and what it means for Minnesota.
When: Wednesday February 7th from 4-6pm
Where: Marshall Room in the Christensen Center
The panelists will include:
Marcia Avner (Moderator), Consultant to MN Council on Foundations
Susan Brower, MN State Demographer
Joan Naymark, Minnesotans for the American Community Survey
Bob Tracy, Policy & Communications Director at MN Council on Foundations

Census 2020 Facebook Event Page

Depression and Anxiety Screening 1/31

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Students are you worried, stressed, sad? The Center for Wellness and Counseling is offering FREE depression and anxiety screenings Wednesday 1/31 from 9:30 – 3:30 pm in the CWC office (first floor Anderson Residence Hall). Stop by the CWC office, complete a short assessment and have a 10 minute meeting with a counselor to review the assessment and get additional resources. Questions, please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Sesquicentennial Grants Available

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

The Sesquicentennial Academic Sub-Committee is looking for project ideas and project leaders that will make the celebration of our Sesquicentennial year a special year for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Augsburg. Funds are available for evocative projects of all kinds that reflect Augsburg’s mission, academic excellence and community. The 150th anniversary will be celebrated between Homecoming 2019 and Homecoming 2020. Our aim is to have all Sesquicentennial projects identified by Spring 2018.

Submission Instructions:
Please submit all completed applications through the Google form (https://goo.gl/forms/VW53VqWyuJSV5xMc2). The links to the form will be on the Academic Affairs website (http://inside.augsburg.edu/academicaffairs/resources/budget-compensation-personnel/augsburg-university-sesquicentennial-grant-call-for-proposals/) and Sesquicentennial website (http://www.augsburg.edu/150/). Applications are due April 15, 2018 for consideration.

Contact Darcey Engen for more information. engen@augsburg.

Auggies Networking Experience – Explore. Experience. Evolve.

submitted by silversa@augsburg.edu

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Foss Center (FREE and open to all majors and students, & alumni)

Food, beverages and free head shots provided.

Spend an evening networking with students and alumni from various industries. This is a great opportunity to practice networking skills with alumni as they share their career insights and stories with students. Alumni are also able to reconnect with their peers. Attending events like this will benefit you by building relationships that can help you professionally now and in the future.

New this Year – Mock Interviews offered during the event! Please signup by emailing your name, major, career interest, and year to alumniassistants@augsburg.edu. You will then be assigned a time for a 10-15 minute interview with an alumni. Space is limited with only 12 spots available on a first to email first serve basis.

For those alumni who want more time to network with their peers, we welcome you to gather at the Republic at Seven Corners after the event.

Alumni (even if employed by Augsburg) please register at:

Events

Students click on the Join Event button in Handshake to register.

Handshake

https://augsburg.joinhandshake.com/events/110865

https://augsburg.joinhandshake.com/events/110865

Paid Fellowship for Trip to Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select few universities to participate in the program. Multiple Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.

The 2018 trip will take place on April 24th. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446.

Eligibility:
– U.S. Citizen
– Full-time student
– At least a sophomore and cannot be graduating before Spring 2019
– 3.0 GPA or higher

Get Paid to Learn This Summer

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2018 summer research are now available on the URGO website at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/. All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 14th – July 27th.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANT SHIPS
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 1st, so start talking with your faculty now to learn about what research is going on in your department!

Faculty: How URGO Can Support Your Research

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

URGO’s summer research program is designed to both enhance undergraduate student learning and support faculty research here on campus. Faculty are the driving force behind the research program, and we want it to be as beneficial to you as possible.

Some of you may have already been approached by students who would like to do summer research through URGO. We encourage you to think about how these students might support your own research agenda. While some advanced students might have a project in mind, we have found that students benefit the most from working within a faculty member’s area of expertise.

While summer is the perfect time to push research projects ahead, we know all too well how quickly the time goes. We have research grants for 400, 200, and 100 student research hours that are designed to provide you with the optimal amount of student research support needed for your project. The 100-hour research assistantship, for example, is a particularly good fit if you have needs for data entry, transcription, or literature review.

To learn more about URGO summer research and working with a student, visit the “on-campus research” page on the URGO website: www.augsburg.edu/urgo

Phase 1 of summer research applications are due February 1st, with complete proposals due February 22nd.

Cedar Riverside Guest Readers

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Guest Reader Program Sign Up – Read Aloud to 1st or 2nd grade students this spring.

Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 am (sign up for just one or two if you’d like to read once to 1st grade & once to 2nd grade)

Sign up for one of the Tuesdays and fill in the book you’ll be reading and contact information. Once I have you signed up I will send a Google Doc with some tips and ideas to make your experience and the kids experience awesome.

Here is the sign up Doc – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ffxyW11PbtNpUPa7ozUXCEIOJ_QGJ9i10DmXp6cIbrw/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact me Jennifer Weber at 763-464-2790 or jweber@crcs-school.org

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ffxyW11PbtNpUPa7ozUXCEIOJ_QGJ9i10DmXp6cIbrw/edit?usp=sharing

College Possible is Accepting Applications

submitted by koinesa@augsburg.edu

College Possible supports low-income students with college success through 1:1 coaching on academics, financial aid, and personal development. Our hope is that students apply as soon as possible so that they will be ready to go for the semester.

Students interested in applying must be Pell grant or Dream Act eligible. In order to apply, they can use the attached link and drop by the College Possible desk (located on the 2nd floor of the Lindell library) to fill out release forms. The application process will only take around 10 minutes!

Let me know if you or any interested students have any questions.

College Possible Application

Yoga Tomorrow

submitted by lamberte@augsburg.edu

Good Morning! I will be teaching yoga at Augsburg this semester. Please join us tomorrow from 12:15 pm- 1:00 pm in the Racquetball Court (Si-Melby 130). This class will take place every Wednesday until the end of the semester.
We will practice flowing breath to movement, staying in the present moment, and challenging our bodies through different poses during this 45 minute yoga practice. Mats will be available if you do not have your own mat. Open to all students, staff, faculty, and any others part of the Augsburg community. Private sessions are available as well, let me know if you are interested! Please e-mail me if you have any questions at lamberte@augsburg.edu.

Writing Something? Find the Writing Lab

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Writing Lab is alive and well (and busy). The lab is located in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. All Augsburg students — grad and undergrad, any major — are welcome. Just bring a hard copy of whatever you are working on — essays, applications, personal statements, creative writing assignments. Here are the hours:

Mondays – 11:10–1:40 p.m., and 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Wednesdays –11:10–1:40 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 6:30–9 p.m.
Thursdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Fridays – 4–6:30 p.m.
Sundays – 5–8 p.m.

Questions? Please contact Kathy Swanson, English.

Soup for You Celebration this Friday

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Come and celebrate Soup for You Cafe at Bethany Lutheran Church, 2511 Franklin Avenue from 11am-1pm on Friday, February 2nd.
Almost 3 years and going strong. ~41,000 bowls of soup served.
There will be food, music, art and lots of love. Join the community celebration.
Music by: Ray Makeever and The Good Neighbors with special guests Siama Matuzungundi and Dallas Johnson. Ukuleles, violins, mandolins, flooglehorns!

Focused Conversations: Tomorrow and Wednesday

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The Focused Conversations on diversity are tomorrow and Wednesday. The sessions will features guest speaker Eve Fine, an associate scientist at the Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of “Searching for Excellence and Diversity: A Guide for Search Committee Chairs.” Fine will present her findings from the Augsburg University Fall 2017 Faculty Hiring Review Project.

Tuesday’s session is at 2 p.m. and will be livestreamed. Wednesday’s session is at 11 a.m. Both sessions are in Oren 100.

Campus Cupboard Hours

submitted by nguyenj@augsburg.edu

Campus Cuoboard is open for all students! Come in to check out what grocery items we have stocked. Here are the hours for this week:

Monday- 10:30am-11:30am and 3:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday- 9am-1:30pm
Wednesday- 9:30am-11am and 12:30pm-3pm
Thursday- 1pm-3pm
Friday- 9:30am-12:30pm

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at nguyenj@augsburg.edu with questions or comments.

Have a great week!

Campus Cupboard Google Calendar

College Possible is Accepting Applications

submitted by koinesa@augsburg.edu

College Possible supports low-income students with college success through 1:1 coaching on academics, financial aid, and personal development. Our hope is that students apply as soon as possible so that they will be ready to go for the semester.

Students interested in applying must be Pell grant or Dream Act eligible. In order to apply, they can use the attached link and drop by the College Possible desk (located on the 2nd floor of the Lindell library) to fill out release forms. The application process will only take around 10 minutes!

Let me know if you or any interested students have any questions.

College Possible Applications

Valleyfair Auditions at Augsburg

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium
Wednesday, February 7th 2018
5:00pm—10:00pm

Please send an email to LiveE@valleyfair.com to sign up for an audition slot

If you would like to be considered for multiple positions, please specify in your email.

If you cannot attend the auditions, video submissions will be considered! Please send headshot, resume and audition video submission to LiveE@valleyfair.com.

Check out the short Video for more information about working in the Entertainment Department at Valleyfair Amusement Park!

Contact:
Justine Bergevin
Entertainment Manager
Valleyfair Amusement Park
952-496-5341

Bottled water alternatives for visitors

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

It’s almost Feb. 1! Are you ready for the next phase of our bottled water policy?

If you regularly provide campus visitors with bottled water, consider using/adapting the following language to alert visitors of this change before they come to campus:

Augsburg University is phasing out bottled water on campus in order to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions and support the provision of water as a human right and not a commodity. While on campus, you will have access to clean Minneapolis tap water. If you are not able to bring your own water bottle to campus, please let us know if we can provide you with a glass/cup to use and return or with a reusable water bottle to use and keep. We appreciate your support as we #LoveLocalWater together!

The student Environmental Action Committee may have funds to support your efforts!

Learn more!

Paid Fellowship for Trip to Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select few universities to participate in the program. Multiple Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.

The 2018 trip will take place on April 24th. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446.

Eligibility:
– U.S. Citizen
– Full-time student
– At least a sophomore and cannot be graduating before Spring 2019
– 3.0 GPA or higher

Get Paid to Learn This Summer

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2018 summer research are now available on the URGO website at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/. All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 14th – July 27th.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANT SHIPS
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 1st, so start talking with your faculty now to learn about what research is going on in your department!

Faculty: How URGO Can Support Your Research

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

URGO’s summer research program is designed to both enhance undergraduate student learning and support faculty research here on campus. Faculty are the driving force behind the research program, and we want it to be as beneficial to you as possible.

Some of you may have already been approached by students who would like to do summer research through URGO. We encourage you to think about how these students might support your own research agenda. While some advanced students might have a project in mind, we have found that students benefit the most from working within a faculty member’s area of expertise.

While summer is the perfect time to push research projects ahead, we know all too well how quickly the time goes. We have research grants for 400, 200, and 100 student research hours that are designed to provide you with the optimal amount of student research support needed for your project. The 100-hour research assistantship, for example, is a particularly good fit if you have needs for data entry, transcription, or literature review.

To learn more about URGO summer research and working with a student, visit the “on-campus research” page on the URGO website: www.augsburg.edu/urgo

Phase 1 of summer research applications are due February 1st, with complete proposals due February 22nd.

Auggies Networking Experience – Explore. Experience. Evolve.

submitted by silversa@augsburg.edu

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Foss Center (FREE and open to all majors and students, & alumni)

Food, beverages and free headshots provided.

Spend an evening networking with students and alumni from various industries. This is a great opportunity to practice networking skills with alumni as they share their career insights and stories with students. Alumni are also able to reconnect with their peers. Attending events like this will benefit you by building relationships that can help you professionally now and in the future.

New this Year – Mock Interviews offered during the event! Please signup by emailing your name, major, career interest, and year to alumniassistants@augsburg.edu. You will then be assigned a time for a 10-15 minute interview with an alumni. Space is limited with only 12 spots available on a first to email first serve basis.

For those alumni who want more time to network with their peers, we welcome you to gather at the Republic at Seven Corners after the event.

Alumni (even if employed by Augsburg) please register at:

Events

Students click on the Join Event button in Handshake to register.

Handshake

https://augsburg.joinhandshake.com/events/110865

https://augsburg.joinhandshake.com/events/110865

Study Abroad & Away Fair – Feb 16

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Come learn about hundreds of off-campus study programs available to Auggies! Programs are around the world as well as the USA, and range in length from 8 days to a whole year. There is something to fit each student!

Grab some refreshments, pick up program brochures, ask questions, and discover global opportunities that are perfect for you! Don’t forget to enter the prize drawing, too! Join us:

Friday, February 16, 2018, 10:00 – 2:30, Christensen Center

Get more details about the Study Abroad/Away Fair

Denmark & Iceland: Summer study abroad program

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:
THE DARK SIDE OF THE HAPPY CITY IN DENMARK & ICELAND

Courses: ENL 270 or ENL 395, AND SOC 111/URB 111, or SOC 295/URB 295 The program also fulfills Augsburg Experience

In this program, students will have the opportunity to learn about two amazing cities: Reykjavik and Copenhagen and earn 8 credits at the same time! This two-course Augsburg Abroad experience explores the relationship between city and text; it is an interdisciplinary celebration of cities, with Reykjavik and Copenhagen and their environs as the sites of the celebration. Students will access the artistic heart of the city by immersing themselves in the real-life locations of Hamlet, Copenhagen Noir, and major films. Simultaneously, they will tour Copenhagen (often via bike and public transport) to learn why it is a mecca of urban sustainability and livability with some of the most inspired public spaces in the world. The program will also include a one-night stopover in Iceland, where students can explore Icelandic community life, explore its Viking history and storytelling (sagas).

Applications are due on January 31.

Students eligible for Summer Pell Grants can apply their summer funds to this program!

Email abroad@augsburg.edu, or 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

Last Day to Apply for Midco Scholars

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University and Midcontinent Communications (Midco) have recently formed a partnership which will provide opportunities for underrepresented students to earn a scholarship, explore a career in business/IT, and gain relevant work experience.

This semester, up to 4 students will be selected for the honor of becoming the first cohort of Midco Scholars. Each Scholar will have a $2,500 scholarship applied to their student account and will also have the opportunity to apply for a full-time Summer 2018 internship with Midco either in their Sioux Falls, SD or Edina, MN offices. (Internships will more likely take place in Sioux Falls, so applicants should be available to live in Sioux Falls for the summer – housing is available).

Ideal candidates for the Midco Scholars Program will:

-Be a Junior in good standing at Augsburg (anticipated graduation in Dec 2018 or May 2019)
-Have a major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Data Analytics or other business related fields
-Be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of a summer internship and provide documents to verify work authorization

Underrepresented students, including students of color, low-income (Pell Grant eligible/Dream Grant eligible), and/or first generation college students are highly encouraged to apply.

Interested students should review the following link for more information and to apply: https://goo.gl/forms/EpztJz00p9BWrxA63

Applications are due today, Monday, January 29th. Any questions please contact Janet Morales (moralesj@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1792)

Depression Screening Day 1/31

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Students are you worried, sad, stressed? Stop by Christensen Center on Monday 1/29 between 10 – 12 for information on the Center for Wellness and Counseling walk-in Depression Screening Day on Wednesday 1/31. There will be information on anxiety and depression and the screening day as well as our friends from Paws for Learning (at 10:30). Questions – call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Staff Length of Service Awards—Check list

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Thursday, March 8th Augsburg staff who celebrated a work anniversary of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, or 35 years from 3/1/17 through 2/28/18 will be recognized at the Staff Appreciation Event from 2-4 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel. All staff are invited to join us in celebrating these milestones as well as the nominees for the Outstanding Staff Awards.

If anyone on this list has corrections or if you feel you should be included, please email staffsenate@augsburg.edu.

LENGTH OF SERVICE AWARDS

5–Lueth, Erica
5–Massich, Bryan
5–Riddle, Heather
5–Denbel, Birhane
5–Fulford, Shonna
5–O’Brien, Kirsten
5–Lindahl, Laura
5–Mann, Joseph
5–Grauer, Jeffrey
10–Ridgle, David
10–Strom, Eric
10–Custer, Caren
10–Moulsoff, James
10–Scott, Douglas
10–Truax, Martha
10–Fox Wassink, Sheila
10–Isahaq, Kasidy
10–Simon, Jennifer
10–Hamilton, David
10–Richardson Blackwell, Kelsey
10–Erdman, Amanda
10–Morales, Janet
10–Collen, Jodi
10–Shropshire, Lucas
10–Bereda, Eleni
10–Jarsso, Petrose
10–Kampf, Carole
10–Bekuto, Feyissa
10–Sedoro, Mulugeta
10–Dida, Khadija
15–Johnson, Judith
15–Salmeri, Patrice
15–Gonzales, John
20–Hogan, Karen
20–Benson, Avis
20–Stoner Jr, Donald
20–Asmussen, Kevin
20–Green, Michael
20–Mata, Roberto
20–Madigan, Arlen
25–Tilton, Sandra
25–Peterson, Robert
30–Sticha, Cheryl
30–Lester, Mark

Thank you,
Staff Senate 2017-18

Yoga @ Augsburg

submitted by lamberte@augsburg.edu

Good Morning! I will be teaching yoga at Augsburg this semester. Please join us on Wednesdays from 12:15 pm- 1:00 pm in the Racquetball Court (Si-Melby 130). This class will take place every Wednesday until the end of the semester.
We will practice flowing breath to movement, staying in the present moment, and challenging our bodies through different poses during this 45 minute yoga practice. Mats will be available if you do not have your own mat. Open to all students, staff, faculty, and any others part of the Augsburg community. Please e-mail me if you have any questions at lamberte@augsburg.edu.

Career Hours Quick Stop

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Do you have a quick question about your resume? Registering an internship? Deciding on a major? Finding or applying for any opportunity? Stop in for a 15 minute drop-in appointment (no need to schedule) at Strommen Career & Internship Services (located in Christensen across from Einstein’s).
Mondays and Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Strommen Center for Meaningful Work

Focused Conversation on Diversity

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The Focused Conversation next week features guest speaker Eve Fine, an associate scientist at the Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of “Searching for Excellence and Diversity: A Guide for Search Committee Chairs.” Fine will present her findings from the Augsburg University Fall 2017 Faculty Hiring Review Project.

The sessions are Tuesday, January 30, at 2 p.m. and Wednesday, January 31, at 11 a.m. in Oren 100. The January 30 session will be livestreamed. See the Inside Augsburg calendar or All Hands schedule to add a session to your calendar.

Census 2020 Event Feb. 7th 4-6pm

submitted by mcdaniem@augsburg.edu

What: Join the Tom SenGupta Forum and the Sabo Center for a panel discussion on the 2020 Census and what it means for Minnesota.
When: Wednesday February 7th from 4-6pm
Where: Marshall Room in the Christensen Center
The panelists will include:
Marcia Avner (Moderator), Consultant to MN Council on Foundations
Susan Brower, MN State Demographer
Joan Naymark, Minnesotans for the American Community Survey
Bob Tracy, Policy & Communications Director at MN Council on Foundations

Census 2020 Facebook Event Page

Path to Power: Political Strategy Meetings

submitted by svanoe@augsburg.edu

Do you want to build power towards a Minnesota that reflects your values? Come learn about a path towards building a powerful base of Minnesotans who will hold our next elected officials accountable to an agenda that prioritizes the well-being of all of our communities!

WHEN: Friday 12-1pm

WHERE: Sabo Center (basement of Anderson)

Hosted by: Sabo Center staff in partnership w/ ISAIAH MN

If you have questions or cannot attend and still want to be involved, please contact Rachel Svanoe (svanoe@augsburg.edu).

MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

For the 42nd year, Minnesota’s Private Colleges will host the annual JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR on Tuesday, February 27 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This fair stands out as one of the premier college/employer partnerships in the country. The exhibit hall is open from 9:00 a.m .- 2:00 p.m. (You can stay for as long as you are able)

Why attend the fair?
Explore opportunities in a variety of industries and majors.
Chat with more than 260 employers – all under one roof!
Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) from the Minnesota Private Colleges.
Get your free professional LinkedIn Photo taken at the fair!
Learn more about the fair and who will be attending: http://mnpcfair.org/

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake

Handshake

Handshake

Auggie Networking Experience – Explore.Experience.Evolve

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Foss Center (FREE and open to all majors and students, & alumni)

Food, beverages and free headshots provided.

Spend an evening networking with students and alumni from various industries. This is a great opportunity to practice networking skills with alumni as they share their career insights and stories with students. Attending events like this will benefit you by building relationships that can help you professionally now and in the future.

New this Year – Mock Interviews offered during the event! Please signup by emailing your name, major, career interest, and year to alumniassistants@augsburg.edu. You will then be assigned a time for a 10-15 minute interview with an alumni. Space is limited with only 12 spots available on a first to email first serve basis.

Students click on the Join Event button in Handshake to register.

Handshake

Michael Grewe, LGBTQIA+ Director conference presentation

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Michael Grewe, LGBTQIA+ Director, is presenting at the Creating Change Institute, held Jan. 24-28, 2018. This year’s conference is partnering with the National LGBTQ Task Force to provide 19 day-long Institutes as part of the overall conference. Michael and colleagues are presenting The Allyship Institute, focused on those interested in ways to engage in allyship with LGBTQIA+ communities, as well as being accomplices to interrupting and dismantling systems of oppression. Participants will consider how allies dedicated to the work of collective liberation movements can help create inclusive and accessible environments in the different positions where they live, work, and worship.

Summer Study Abroad Deadlines Approaching

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Applications for the following two summer 2018 short-term study abroad programs are due by Wednesday, January 31st!

-Denmark & Iceland: The Dark Side of the Happy City
-Interfaith Engagement in Palestine & Israel

Finish your application soon! 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

Bottled water: resources for campus visitors

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

It’s almost Feb. 1! Are you ready for the next phase of our bottled water policy?

If you regularly provide campus visitors with bottled water, consider using/adapting the following language to alert visitors of this change before they come to campus:
Augsburg University is phasing out bottled water on campus in order to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions and support the provision of water as a human right and not a commodity. While on campus, you will have access to clean Minneapolis tap water. If you are not able to bring your own water bottle to campus, please let us know if we can provide you with a glass/cup to use and return or with a reusable water bottle to use and keep. We appreciate your support as we #LoveLocalWater together!

The student Environmental Action Committee may have funds to support your efforts!

Learn more!

Community Connections Conference 2018

submitted by mcconnek@augsburg.edu

The Community Connections Conference is a city-wide event hosted annually by the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department. Join community members, non-profits, City departments and elected officials to share ideas and develop strategies to create and impact change as a community.

This year’s conference theme is Aspire. Collaborate. Transform.

Aspire: Creating outcomes through capturing your ideas, ambitions and visions of what the city can become.

Collaborate: Coming together to develop strategies to achieve these outcomes.

Transform: Creating and impacting change as a community.

The overall goal of the conference is to build diversity and capacity of neighborhood organizations and community organizations by providing new and innovative ideas through collaboration and participation. The conference includes:

Engaging speakers
Interactive workshops
Complimentary lunch
Community exhibitors

Accessibility and Inclusion

Your participation in the Community Connections Conference is greatly encouraged. The Neighborhood and Community Relations Department is committed to providing a rich, accessible and inclusionary experience. On-site captioning and interpreters for American Sign, Spanish, Somali, Hmong and Oromo are available throughout the day.

The Minneapolis Convention Center offers information on locations of accessible entrances, restrooms and transportation. Learn more at Minneapolis Convention Center and Accessibility.

For further reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department at 612-554-1959 or ncr@minneapolismn.gov. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users can call 612-673-2157.

Please submit your request by January 31.

Sat, February 10, 2018

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-connections-conference-2018-tickets-41218142574

Take Control of Your Health: Register Now for January Biometrics Health Screening

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

To kick off Augsburg Total Wellness for 2018, Augsburg Faculty and Staff will have the opportunity to participate in an on-site health screening event that will include a fasting biometric test. On-campus screenings will be held from January 30th through February 1st, in East Commons, Christensen Center.

To register for the Health Screening check out the emailed registration link in the email titled–Take Control of Your Health: REGISTER NOW for January Biometrics Health Screening!

Please note that you will need to fast 8-10 hours prior to your appointment. The health screen includes: total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure and BMI.

Participation in the biometrics health screen is free, confidential, and entirely voluntary. Registration is required. All faculty and staff enrolled in the HDHP, who complete the health screening, will be eligible to receive a $50 HSA contribution. Those not eligible for an HSA contribution will be entered into a separate prize drawing.

Contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu or x. 1602 for any questions.

Legal Research Database @ Lindell

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

Lindell Library has a trial subscription to a new legal research database known as HeinOnline. Use HeinOnline to access thousands of journal articles, US congressional documents, presidential papers, Supreme Court opinions, federal agency documents, and specialized legal resources such as:

Religion and the Law – materials on the development, history, organization, fundamental principles, and legal foundations of various world religions.

Women and the Law – books, biographies and periodicals on the role of women in society and the law over the past 200 years.

Slavery in America and the World – essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, including every statute passed by every colony and state, every federal statute, and all state and federal cases pertaining to slavery.

Try HeinOnline at http://library.augsburg.edu/hein, or email a librarian for more information at refdesk@augsburg.edu.

HeinOnline

Apply for 2018-2019 Public Leadership Scholars Programs

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

CURRENT SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:

Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s 3 Public Leadership Scholar Programs:Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In any one of the programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in either the Christian tradition, interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science along with receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply.

APPLYING: The application for all three programs is available online through Sabo or CCV website, listed below.
Christensen Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program/
Interfaith Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/interfaith-scholars-program/
Sabo Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/sabo-scholars/

The application deadline is Monday, February 19th, 2018

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at ccv@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at sabocenter@augsburg.edu

Alternative Spring Break Trip 2018

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Greetings from Campus Ministry (CM) and the Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV)!

We are writing to inform you of a wonderful service opportunity coming up! During Spring Break this year, March 10th – 17th, we will be traveling to Laredo, Texas with Habitat for Humanity for Alternative Spring Break. This trip is a great chance for students to travel during spring break while also making a positive difference in the Laredo community. The cost is $250 and includes lodging, transportation, and most meals. A $100 deposit is due at registration to secure your spot. Registration is between January 8th and February 2nd.

Like us on Facebook “Augsburg Alternative Spring Break”
and Follow us on Twitter @AuggieSpringBrk

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Sophie Warnberg at warnbers@augsburg.edu

Blessings,

Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation

http://web.augsburg.edu/campusministry/ASB2018_Registration.pdf

Summer 2018 Job Opportunity

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Looking for a memorable job opportunity this summer? Consider applying to be an Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (AYTI) Mentor!

We are looking for SEVEN current students to serve as mentors for this summer’s Youth Theology Institute (AYTI). http://www.augsburg.edu/acti/

The Augsburg Youth Theology Institute (AYTI) is a week-long experience for high school students to critically engage in theological inquiry and faith exploration on the campus of the college. Classroom learning, worship opportunities, urban exposure, and community building are all components of the program.

An AYTI Mentor serves a vital role in the Youth Theology Institute by helping to implement programs and cultivate community as faith leaders working with the high school youth participants. Mentors need to complete ~22 hours of training in March and April and be totally available the entire week of July 7-13, 2018.

Interested in applying? Visit the Human Resources employment web page.

Have any questions? Contact Lonna Field at ccv@augsburg.edu
Brought to you by: Christensen Center for Vocation, Campus Ministry, and Theology and Public Leadership

Apply to College Possible

submitted by koinesa@augsburg.edu

College Possible supports low-income students with college success through 1:1 coaching on academics, financial aid, and personal development. Our hope is that students apply as soon as possible so that they will be ready to go for the semester.

Students interested in applying must be Pell grant or Dream Act eligible. In order to apply, they can use the attached link and drop by the College Possible desk (located on the 2nd floor of the Lindell library) to fill out release forms. The application process will only take around 10 minutes!

Let me know if you or any interested students have any questions.

College Possible application

Focused Conversations on Diversity Assessment

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Next week’s Focused Conversation features guest speaker Eve Fine, an associate scientist at the Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of “Searching for Excellence and Diversity: A Guide for Search Committee Chairs.” Fine will present her findings from the Augsburg University Fall 2017 Faculty Hiring Review Project.

The sessions are Tuesday and Wednesday, January 30 and 31. The Tuesday session will be livestreamed. See the Inside Augsburg calendar or All Hands schedule for times and locations as well as to add a session to your calendar.

Not bottled water reimbursement begins Feb. 1

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

The first phase of implementing our Policy on Bottled Water, approved in May 2017, was to eliminate bottled water from on-campus catering (Thanks, A’Viands!). We are now on to the next phase in implementing this initiative – no longer using Augsburg funds to purchase individual bottles/cases of water: Augsburg will use already available local tap water and eliminate the sale, reimbursement, and provision of bottled water on campus. This policy aims to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions, and supports the provision of water as a human right and not a commodity.

Beginning February 1, 2018, Augsburg will no longer use or reimburse University funds for purchases of individual bottled water for on-campus use (except for athletic events). You may have been purchasing individual bottled water in the following ways:

Expense reports
P-Cards
Staples
Petty Cash
Invoices
Watch for the retrofit of drinking fountains to include water filling stations in various spots on campus!

If you have questions or would like support finding alternatives to bottled water for your department, feel free to contact the Environmental Stewardship Committee: environmentalstewardship@augsburg.edu. We are happy to help brainstorm ideas as we move towards loving our local water! And please share your own creative solutions so we can celebrate together!

Learn more about the Policy, our local tap water, and the network of institutions implementing similar policies on the Environmental Stewardship Committee website: http://www.augsburg.edu/green/water-and-energy-conservation/bottled-water-policy/. Student project updates, including water quality testing in our buildings and a re-usable bottle share program, will be available soon.

Special thanks to Administrative Accounting and Purchasing for supporting implementation, and thanks to all of you for your cooperation and creativity as we #LoveLocalWater together!

Congratulations to Prof. Tim Pippert

submitted by velamcco@augsburg.edu

Prof. Tim Pippert of the Department of Sociology just published the article “‘Have You Been to Walmart?’ Gender and Perceptions of Safety in North Dakota Boomtowns” in The Sociological Quarterly. In his research, Tim examines how the hypermasculinized environment altered perceptions of safety and security for men and women living in the Bakken.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00380253.2017.1413602

River Semester Fall 2018 – Apply Now

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Students interested in a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to travel the length of the Mississippi River as part of a full semester of courses should check out Augsburg’s River Semester program for Fall 2018. Students in the program will spend 100 days paddling from the Twin Cities, to St. Louis, Memphis, and beyond, before returning to the Twin Cities in December.

Courses offered include:

POL 241 Environmental and River Politics (meets Liberal Arts Foundation for Social and Behavioral Sciences)
ENV 310 Environmental Studies Field Seminar. Study grassroots organizing and meeting with stakeholders throughout the watershed.
ENV 120: Environmental Science (Science w/ Lab)
BIO 495: Topics:
POL/ENV/BIO 499 Directed Research Project (possible Keystone credit)
POL/ENV 399 Internship (with a river-related organization; some internships are paid)
KEY 490 Keystone
Other courses and specialized curriculum available by special arrangement
This program also fulfills Augsburg Experience requirement

Thanks to a generous donation from Pentair, there are a limited number of scholarships of up to $5,000 toward the program fees.

Apply by March 15, 2018

Full information and details at www.augsburg.edu/river or by contacting the Augsburg Study Abroad/Away Office in Christensen Center or Prof. Joe Underhill at underhil@augsburg.edu

River Semester Information and Application

Music Therapy in China: Summer study abroad program

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:
MUSIC THERAPY IN CHINA: CHONGQING BURN CAMP

Course options:
-MUS 374, -MUS 474, or MUS 582. It also fulfills Augsburg Experience

Music therapists benefit greatly from exploring the evolution of music from one generation to the next, the way in which music is integrated into everyday life, and its role in health, healing, and well-being in China. Through visits to hospitals, clinics, musical venues, conservatories, and community organizations that provide health related care, students experience the interplay of music and healing practices in China. Students also engage in direct dialogue with Chinese music therapists and other rehabilitation therapists. The program allows participants to reflect on their own musical roots, and to discover how their own musical preferences have developed based on cultural experiences. We will also visit other locations of interest such as The Great Wall, Old-Town Beijing, Dazu Rock Carvings, Yangtze River Cruise and more.

Applications are due March 15, 2018

Email abroad@augsburg.edu, or 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

Paid Fellowship for Trip to Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.

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The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select few universities to participate in the program. Multiple Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.

The 2018 trip will take place on April 24th. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446.

Eligibility:
– U.S. Citizen
– Full-time student
– At least a sophomore and cannot be graduating before Spring 2019
– 3.0 GPA or higher

Get Paid to Learn This Summer

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Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2018 summer research are now available on the URGO website at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/. All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 14th – July 27th.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANT SHIPS
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 1st, so start talking with your faculty now to learn about what research is going on in your department!

Faculty: How URGO Can Support Your Research

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URGO’s summer research program is designed to both enhance undergraduate student learning and support faculty research here on campus. Faculty are the driving force behind the research program, and we want it to be as beneficial to you as possible.

Some of you may have already been approached by students who would like to do summer research through URGO. We encourage you to think about how these students might support your own research agenda. While some advanced students might have a project in mind, we have found that students benefit the most from working within a faculty member’s area of expertise.

While summer is the perfect time to push research projects ahead, we know all too well how quickly the time goes. We have research grants for 400, 200, and 100 student research hours that are designed to provide you with the optimal amount of student research support needed for your project. The 100-hour research assistantship, for example, is a particularly good fit if you have needs for data entry, transcription, or literature review.

To learn more about URGO summer research and working with a student, visit the “on-campus research” page on the URGO website: www.augsburg.edu/urgo

Phase 1 of summer research applications are due February 1st, with complete proposals due February 22nd.

A Path to Power: Political Strategy Meeting

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“Path to Power: Political Strategy Meeting”

Do you want to build power towards a Minnesota that reflects your values? Come learn about a path towards building a powerful base of Minnesotans who will hold our next elected officials accountable to an agenda that prioritizes the well-being of all of our communities!

WHEN: Thursday 3:43-4:35pm or Friday 12-1pm

WHERE: Sabo Center (basement of Anderson)

Hosted by: Sabo Center staff in partnership w/ ISAIAH MN

If you have questions, please contact svanoe@augsburg.edu.

Faculty Grants Available – Apply Today

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The Center for Teaching and Learning, the Faculty Development Committee, the Office of International Programs, and the Office of Academic Affairs would like to remind you that over $45,000 has been budgeted to support faculty scholarship, course design, and collaboration with our international partners. Please visit the CTL website for further information and application forms.
Scholarship Grants – February 15, 2015
Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grants – February 15, 2018
Integrated Course Design Working Group– February 15, 2018

Applications and Calls for Proposals

What are your ideas for Faculty and Staff Development in May?

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Last year, Faculty Development Committee developed a new strategy for what had been known as “The May Calendar.” Our goal is to provide a predictable, accessible, convenient, useful, engaging, meaningful (shall I keep going?), etc. schedule for faculty and staff development opportunities in early May (after grading and before you take a well-deserved break).

This year, “4 Days in May” will be held May 8-11 and include the “Creating an Inclusive Campus” conference. Based on our goal to highlight faculty and staff development events over just a few days, we have three requests:

1) Mark your calendars and plan on attending.

2) Please refrain from scheduling departmental retreats, etc. during the mornings and early afternoons of May 8-11.

3) If you have any requests for workshops, discussions, or demonstrations, please contact Tim Pippert or any member of the Faculty Development Committee by February 1st.

It’s Time to Use the Writing Lab

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The Augsburg Writing Lab is alive and well. The lab is located in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. All Augsburg students — grad and undergrad, any major — are welcome. Just bring a hard copy of whatever you are working on — essays, applications, personal statements, creative writing assignments. Here are the hours:

Mondays – 11:10–1:40 p.m., and 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Wednesdays –11:10–1:40 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 6:30–9 p.m.
Thursdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Fridays – 4–6:30 p.m.
Sundays – 5–8 p.m.

Any faculty member who would like a tutor to visit a class to briefly discuss the WL, please contact Kathy Swanson, English.

String Players Needed

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String players! We are looking for 1-3 players to perform as part of a small pit ensemble for Augsburg University’s spring production of The Crucible. Rehearsals begin Jan. 29 through April 3 with performances April 4-8. There is no rehearsal spring break. Musicians would not need to be at every rehearsal. Rehearsal times can be flexible and a few hours per week.
Interested? Email engen@augsburg.edu with your name, instrument, and how long you’ve been playing. There will be auditions happening in January. More information is located on the Theater door in Foss.

The Crucible
By Arthur Miller, Directed by Darcey Engen
April 4 th through April 8 th, Bethany Lutheran Church
This contemporary site-specific revision of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible will perform at Bethany Lutheran Church on Franklin Avenue close to the Augsburg campus. Audiences will experience the play in close proximity to the actors as they move through the sanctuary and surrounding spaces. In a time of fake news and alternative facts, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, a play about the Salem witch trials in colonial Massachusetts 1692, seems more significant then ever. Written by Miller in 1953 in response to McCarthyism, the play examines the dangers of extremism, fabricated accusations, and shattered trust.

Peace Scholars Program Applications – Due Feb 1, 2018

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Attention Augsburg sophomores and juniors!

If you area student with a strong interest in peace and justice issues please consider applying for the 2018 Peace Scholar Program. Two students will be selected to join a group of a 16 students taking courses in Oslo, Norway at the International Summer School and the Nansen Dialogue Center in June & July 2018. Program and tuition costs are covered by the program (students cover the cost of their airfare). The Peace Scholars take a leading role in promoting student participation in the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, hosted each year by Augsburg University, and spend a few hours each month working in the Peace Prize Forum office.
• 2 courses at the University of Oslo Summer School (a highly international program with students from over 100 countries)
• 1‑week residency at the Nansen Dialogue Center in Lillehammer
• Visits and meetings with Norwegian politicians, peacemakers, and activists
• Once in a lifetime opportunity!
See full information, including application materials, can be found here: Application

Any questions or inquiries can be directed to Bettine Hermanson: hermansb@augsburg.edu or Joe Underhill: underhil@augsburg.edu or at 330‑1318.

Application

Auggies Networking Experience- Explore. Experience. Evolve

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Foss Center (FREE and open to all majors and students, & alumni)

Food, beverages and free headshots provided.

Spend an evening networking with students and alumni from various industries. This is a great opportunity to practice networking skills with alumni as they share their career insights and stories with students. Alumni are also able to reconnect with their peers. Attending events like this will benefit you by building relationships that can help you professionally now and in the future.

New this Year – Mock Interviews offered during the event! Please signup by emailing your name, major, career interest, and year to alumniassistants@augsburg.edu. You will then be assigned a time for a 10-15 minute interview with an alumni. Space is limited with only 12 spots available on a first to email first serve basis.

For those alumni who want more time to network with their peers, we welcome you to gather at the Republic at Seven Corners after the event.

Alumni (even if employed by Augsburg) please register at:

Students click on the Join Event button in Handshake to register.

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Are you looking for an internship or job?

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Register for the MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

For the 42nd year, Minnesota’s Private Colleges will host the annual JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR on Tuesday, February 27 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This fair stands out as one of the premier college/employer partnerships in the country. The exhibit hall is open from 9:00 a.m .- 2:00 p.m. (You can stay for as long as you are able)

Why attend the fair?
Explore opportunities in a variety of industries and majors.
Chat with more than 260 employers – all under one roof!
Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) from the Minnesota Private Colleges.

Get your free professional LinkedIn Photo taken at the fair!
Learn more about the fair and who will be attending: http://mnpcfair.org/

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake

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