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Nominations are now open to honor outstanding staff at Augsburg University!
The Outstanding Staff Award is intended to recognize exceptional Augsburg staff members who exemplify the mission statement of the University through their work. 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.
Please use this form to submit your nomination:
Letters of recommendation can be sent to email@example.com or delivered to Jay Peterson in Oren Gateway 106C.
Nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The annual Staff Appreciation Awards will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 2–4 p.m. in the Hoversten Chapel.
Nomination Form for Outstanding Staff
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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
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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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brought to you by: Christensen Center for Vocation, Campus Ministry, and Theology and Public Leadership
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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 19th, 2018
Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at email@example.com
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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 email@example.com
Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation
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My name is Cody Thompson and I am a Senator on the Augsburg Day Student Government. I would like to learn more about your experience at Augsburg. How can ADSG and myself work toward making the change you want to see on campus? I have a few brief questions for you. Feel free to respond to my email – email@example.com!
1. How do you identify your gender?
2. What year are you at Augsburg?
3. What do you like and/or admire about Augsburg?
4. What would you like to see improved, changed, and/or implemented at Augsburg?
I am happy to talk on the phone (612-469-5174), text, email, or meet in person! I look forward to hearing from you!
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The Study Abroad & Away office Instagram page is a great way to see what your fellow Auggies are up to on their study programs around the world!
Check it out and follow us!
Global Auggies Instagram page
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You may be aware that Augsburg faculty publish their research in scholarly journals, but did you also know those same journal articles are finding new readers and new life through Idun, Augsburg’s open access repository? Our faculty publications are especially popular in Japan.
Professor Joseph Erickson and Associate Professor Pavel Belik, for example, each have a serious fan base in Japan. Pavel Belik’s journal articles are frequently downloaded by readers in Tokyo but are equally popular with scholars across the United States. Likewise, Joe Erickson’s article “Service-learning in Preservice Teacher Education” has proven popular with readers in Tokyo and Hiroshima.
“Java Plus Coffee”, co-authored by Assistant Professors George Dierberger and Marc McIntosh, has found a Japanese audience, and Assistant Professor Daniel Albert’s research on the influence of composition competitions on student self-image has been downloaded numerous times by readers in Japan, Taiwan, and the United States.
These are just a few examples of how Idun is promoting Auggie scholarship to a worldwide audience. To find out how your work can be included in Idun, contact Mike Bloomberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Howling Bird Press has awarded the 2018 poetry prize to Simples by KateLynn Hibbard of St. Paul, Minnesota. The press will publish the book in November 2018, and Hibbard receives a $1,000 prize. Hibbard’s work was chosen in a national competition among more than one-hundred submissions.
Hibbard based Simples on extensive research into the history of women’s experiences on the American prairie during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Simples uses free verse and poetic form and persona to examine the lives of settlers and indigenous women against the backdrop of the Great Plains, with close attention to flora and fauna as well as the goods and materials of daily life. This unblinking look at a historical moment examines hardships both endured and inflicted.
“I started to get in touch with the fact that women’s voices and women’s experiences in this period of history and really in all periods of history have not been voiced as much as I think they should be,” Hibbard says. In Simples, she invites readers to experience the historical struggles of women in a way that is much more accessible than a textbook account.
Augsburg University’s student-run Howling Bird Press issues a nationwide call for submissions on an annual basis. Prior to awarding the 2018 Howling Bird Prize to Hibbard, Howling Bird’s editorial board reviewed over 130 manuscripts submitted by writers at all levels of expertise, from beginning poets to well-established authors.
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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
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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 Monday, January 29th. Any questions please contact Janet Morales (firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1792)
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I am pleased to announce that our two associate registrars, Tom Kelsey and Christine Berkenpas, have agreed to serve as co-directors of the Registrar’s Office until such time that a new Registrar joins us. The Registrar’s Office plays a critically important role for the University and functions as a hub for such time-sensitive core operations as transfer evaluations, registration, graduation, the academic calendar, FERPA, transcripts, and the implementation of academic policy. Please join me in thanking Tom and Christine for their critical service to the University during this transition period.
Tom Kelsey – Interim Registrar for Courses/Registration/Veteran Benefits
Tom Kelsey will continue to manage the curriculum and course offerings, academic catalogs, registration, veteran benefit certification, and customer service functions. He will have responsibility for processes related to FERPA, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), Non-Attendance/Non-Participation, the academic calendar, and new student orientation. In addition, Tom will serve as the Registrar’s representative on the Academic Affairs Committee, the Graduate Academic Affairs Committee, Graduate Council, the Student Standing Committee, and UC-Leadership Forum. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christine Berkenpas – Interim Registrar for Graduation/Transfer
Christine Berkenpas will continue to manage the graduation and transfer credit functions. She will manage the Dean’s List, ACTC Administration, and updates to Records & Registration. In addition, Christine will serve on the Academic Affairs Leadership Team (AALT) and the U4SM Project Team. Questions can be sent to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katie Bishop, Director of Student Success, has agreed to chair the search committee, which will be appointed soon to conduct a national search for our new Registrar. Our hope is to have a new Registrar join us no later than May or June 2018.