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Peace Scholars Program Applications – Due Feb 1, 2018

submitted by sharaft@augsburg.edu

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

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.

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

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

General Announcements

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

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

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!

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/

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 for 2017-2018 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 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

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

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

Event Announcements

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.

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.

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/

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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.

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