Help Your Students Develop Critical Reading Skills – Today, 12:30-1:40

submitted by albertd@augsburg.edu

Looking for ways to help your students read with greater comprehension and/or through a more critical lens to enrich class discussion? Join panelists Ann Marie Yacobucci (Education), Dallas Liddle (English), and James Vela-McConnell (Sociology) TODAY, 12:30 – 1:40 PM, in OGC 100 as they will share strategies they’ve used to encourage students to read, analyze, and interact more deeply with texts. Adjunct instructors on contract this semester who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend. We’ll also have this session available remotely via Zoom:
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/756105821
Or Telephone: Dial +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 – Meeting ID: 756 105 821

Show solidarity with Honduran human rights defenders

submitted by youngs@augsburg.edu

SOLIDARITY WITH HONDURAS
HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS, ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS, WORKERS, YOUTH

LEARN TOGETHER!
ACT TOGETHER!

WHAT:
1. Hear the story: Berta Didn’t Die, She Multiplied (30 min.)
2. Talk with Minnesota activists
3. Make signs defending human rights, denouncing government repression and supporting the Honduran people
4. Stand in solidarity (photo for social media)

WHY:
The political reality in Honduras is serious. US involvement in funding and equipping the police/military has exacerbated state repression. Stand in solidarity with the Honduran people. Commemorate the indigenous and environmental leader, Berta Cáceres, on the second anniversary of her assassination. Bring your camera or cell phone! HELP SEND THE MESSAGE AROUND THE WORLD.

WHEN: Friday, March 2, 2018
TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

FFI: Sherilyn Young, youngs@augsburg.edu, 651-224-7308

Honduras Solidarity Network

Ian Loretz places at speech meet

submitted by lapakko@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to Ian Loretz, who claimed a 3rd place trophy at yesterday’s Twin Cities Forensic League tournament. Ian competed in the Program Oral Interpretation event–an event in which contestants must create a thematically coherent program of literature from at least two genres of literature. Yesterday’s meet featured speakers from eight schools, including MSU-Mankato, UW-Eau Claire, the University of Minnesota, Bethel University, and the University of Northern Iowa.

Yoga Today

submitted by lamberte@augsburg.edu

Good Morning. I will be teaching yoga at Augsburg every Wednesday this semester. Please join us today from 12:15 pm- 1:00 pm in the Racquetball Court (Si-Melby 130).
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 email me if you have any questions or suggestions at lamberte@augsburg.edu.

Free Tickets for Students, this Saturday

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

Call to Prayer, a joint performance by The Augsburg Choir & The National Lutheran Choir will be held right here at AUGSBURG!

Saturday, March 3 – 7:30 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, Augsburg University
General Public: Tickets Required
FREE to Augsburg Students with ID
(No parking permit needed for Lot L, Map)

General Public Tickets

Last Day for Spring Intramural Sign-Ups

submitted by voigtj@augsburg.edu

Registration for spring intramurals is now OPEN!!

Registration will be open until Wednesday, Feb. 28th.

Leagues will start the week of March 5th and run until April 19th (with no intramurals during the week of spring break). We will have volleyball, basketball, and soccer.

Check out the website for more info as well as registration links!

Augsburg University Intramural Website

Paid Psychology Study Participants Needed

submitted by naglek@augsburg.edu

I, Alexis Nagle, am an undergraduate student conducting URGO-funded research through the Augsburg University Psychology Department, under the mentorship of Dr. Stacy Freiheit. The study I am conducting focuses on the impact of sexual assault disclosure on the friends of sexual assault survivors among college students.

You are being invited to participate in this study because of your enrollment as an undergraduate student at Augsburg University. If you elect to participate in this study, you will be asked to respond to a 15-20 minute confidential & anonymous questionnaire about attitudes & experiences surrounding sexual assault. Your participation in this study will yield either course credit for PSY105 & PSY215 or $5 compensation.

This survey deals with sensitive topics, such as sexual assault & violence. If you choose to participate in this study, you have the right to withdraw or skip any questions at any time without affecting affect your current or future relations with Augsburg University or the researcher. The indirect benefits are that the results of this study may allow for a better understanding of the effects of sexual assault. A direct benefit is that you will receive course credit or compensation for completing this survey.

The results of this study will be disseminated in a final paper & presented to the faculty in the Psychology department at Augsburg University. The results also may be published in a professional journal or presented at local, regional, national, or international conferences via a poster or oral presentation. In any publication or conference presentation, I will not include any information that will make it possible to identify participants. All data will be stored on a password-protected computer and only my advisor & I will have access to it.

If you are interested in participating in this study, you may contact me, Alexis Nagle, at naglek@augsburg.edu to arrange for a day and time.

Study Abroad Spotlight: Mexico!

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Spotlight: Augsburg Study Center in Mexico!

Presentation & Lunch (on us): Thursday, March 1st, 12:00 pm in OGC 100

Complete multiple general education requirements, including Modern Language 1 and 2, Natural Science (with lab), Humanities, Social Science, Wellness, and Fine Arts! Business courses also available.

Questions to abroad@augsburg.edu

RSVP to the Lunch & Presentation

Have you Mastered SMART Boards Yet?

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

If you are having technical issues, then by all means contact IT. If your problem is related to integrating the technology into your teaching, why not get a classroom consultant?

Seventeen faculty members currently serve as classroom consultants, representing a wide variety of disciplines and pedagogical styles. The consultants have been trained to offer confidential, non-judgmental assistance through a collaborative process.

For more information, please visit the Classroom Consulting page on the CTL website.

Classroom Consulting

Writing or Revising? Visit the Writing Lab

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

All writers can use reviewers and the Writing Lab tutors are ready to help you! The lab is located in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. Any Augsburg student — grad or undergrad, any major — is 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? Contact Kathy Swanson, English

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2018

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2018 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2019 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2019. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health).

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2019.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at last a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred).

If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Assistant, crombie@augsburg.edu. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about the program or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Website

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Registration deadline March 1st

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 18th. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) by March 1st (no abstract is required at time of registration).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu.

URGO Website

2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards/Senior Leadership Society

submitted by johnso91@augsburg.edu

Nominations for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open! These awards celebrate and recognize outstanding student leaders and student organizations at Augsburg University for their innovation, mentorship, advocacy, and engagement throughout this academic year. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjjTAubhknbfGTM5VD2-onsqDb4b8DDHivx4PHLQgA0kur8A/viewform)

We encourage all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members to nominate student leaders and student organizations for these awards. A list of awards with their descriptions can be found here:(http://www.augsburg.edu/cao/activities/augsburg-leadership-awards/). Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9.

Applications are also open for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors for their leadership contributions over the course of their tenure at Augsburg University. One individual who is inducted into the society will receive the Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award, which has an award value of $500. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4mbx-4VkIX4zwBBMOVhmNqSKxvG7dGKfQyvuJ9IkXWOeChg/viewform)

Nominees will be honored and recipients will be announced at the 19th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 8 from 5:00-8:00pm.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjjTAubhknbfGTM5VD2-onsqDb4b8DDHivx4PHLQgA0kur8A/viewform

Vocation Lunch with Robert Tom – March 29th

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Faculty and Staff – you are invited to attend the Christensen Center for Vocation’s Spring Vocation Lunch with robert tom, Augsburg’s Ceramics and Sculpture Professor! This event will take place on Thursday, March 29th from 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM in East Commons, Christensen Center.

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

To learn more about robert tom and to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-vocation-lunch-with-robert-tom-tickets-42754587121

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

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

We hope to see you there!

Great Colleges to Work For Survey: Be Heard

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University is participating in the 2018 Great Colleges to Work For survey. The survey opened Monday, February 19 and will remain open until Monday, March 5. Eligible participants received an email from ModernThink which contained a survey invitation and link to the survey.

Important things to note:
– Survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
– Your responses to the survey will be completely confidential. ModernThink LLC, an independent survey firm, will not provide Augsburg with any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.
– Your participation is very valuable and desired, but voluntary.
– Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on the HR Moodle site: http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/ModernThinkSurveyFAQs2018.pdf

Human Resources recognizes that many members of our community have work that does not require use of a computer, or who may not have a dedicated office. We will be hosting computer lab sessions for employees to ask any questions they might have, get assistance with the process, and complete the survey.

These sessions are scheduled at the following dates and times (NOTE location change!):

February 28—8:00-9:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 201
March 2—10:00-11:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 201

Should you have questions, please contact Lisa Stock (stock@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1783) or Nicole Peterlin (peterlin@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1602) in Human Resources. Thank you for sharing your voice!

What You Should Know About Social Security: Info Session

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Rhonda Whiteneck, Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration will present a comprehensive look at Social Security benefits and the role they play in retirement. The presentation will include a look at how your age at retirement affects your benefits, who else is eligible to receive a benefit, and how you enroll. In addition, Rhonda will discuss Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, touching on penalties, creditable drug coverage and how Medicare affects HSA participation.

Not sure if you should attend? Are you planning to retire – soon or sometime in the future? Do you have parents, friends, etc. who will be retiring and could use a few pointers? Are you unsure how your and your spouse’s Medicare benefits coordinate? Do you have an HSA and wonder what will happen to it when you reach Medicare eligibility age? If you answered yes to any of these, this seminar is for you!​

When: March 13th from 11:30-1:00 pm
Where: Hagfors 150A

Eat Free Pizza & Make A Difference for Middle Schoolers

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Do you want to earn service hours while making a difference for middle school students in the Twin Cities? Come judge debate rounds for the Minnesota Urban Debate League.

Middle school students will debate education reform, and we’re looking for caring students to judge them on their critical thinking, argumentation, and public speaking. No debate experience? No problem – we’ll train you. Judges also enjoy free pizza.

Volunteer shifts last from 3:15 – 7:30 PM.

We’re still looking for judges for the following tournaments (named for famous former debaters):

Thursday – 3/1: Rosalind Franklin Tournament
Thursday – 3/8: Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink Tournament
Tues-Thurs 3/13-3/15: Justice Sotomayor Conference Championships
Tuesday – 3/20: Winona LaDuke Middle School City Championships

Please direct any questions to udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu, or stop by our office in Foss 18.

Click the link below for more information and to sign up:

Volunteer With Us

MN Literacy Council – tabling today

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Literacy Council is currently recruiting! We have two AmeriCorps VISTA opportunities: Summer Reads VISTAs (June 11-August 5) and Literacy VISTA (July-July)! If you or anyone you know is interested in sharing the power of learning through service, check out Summer Reads VISTA HERE. Interested in a year of service? Stop by the Christensen Center Lobby on Wednesday, February 28th between 10:00 -1:00.

Campus Cupboard Hours

submitted by nguyenj@augsburg.edu

Campus Cuoboard is open for all students! It’s located in the Foss Lobby (same building Hoversten Chapel is in!). Come in to check out what grocery items we have stocked. Here are the hours for this week:

Tuesday- 9am-1:15pm
Wednesday- 9:30- 12am and 1:45pm-3pm
Thursday- 1pm-3pm
Friday- 9:30am-1:45pm and 2pm-3pm

Also, check out our Google Calendar. It will have the most current ppen hours for the Cupboard.

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

Have a great week!

Campus Cupboard’s Google Calendar

Free Mid-Term Tuneup

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

Faculty, mid-term is an excellent time for a course tune-up. Seventeen faculty members currently serve as classroom consultants, representing a wide variety of disciplines and pedagogical styles. The consultants have been trained to offer confidential, non-judgmental assistance through a collaborative process.
Working with a consultant may include classroom or lab observations (in person or through the use of video), review of classroom materials and learning goals, brainstorming sessions to address classroom issues, or any combination based on your goals.

For more information, please visit the Classroom Consulting page on the CTL website.

Classroom Consulting

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 1st

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 18th. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) by March 1st (no abstract is required at time of registration).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu.

URGO Website

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

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

he 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

Great Colleges to Work For Survey: 42% Complete

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

As of last night, we are at a 42% response rate for the Great Colleges to Work For Survey. That is fantastic!! Thank you to those who have completed the survey already–we love hearing your voice.

To those of you who haven’t completed the survey yet: please help us increase this response rate. We want to hear what you have to say!

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, I’m happy to answer those questions or speak with you about those concerns. Call me at 612-330-1602 or email at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Mexico Presentation & Lunch

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Join the study abroad office for lunch on Thursday, March 1st to learn about one of the mostaffordable study abroad semester options for Auggies – fall semester at ourstudy center in Mexico!

On the program, you can complete multiple general education requirements,including Modern Language 1 and 2, Natural Science (with lab), Humanities,Social Science, Wellness, and Fine Arts! Business courses also available.

There will be a presentation by the Mexico Site Director, Dr. Ann Lutterman-Aguilar,on Thursday, March 1st at 12:00 PM, in OGC 100.

Come to the presentation and learn about our Mexico study center, ask questions,have food, and get excited to study abroad! Questions to abroad@augsburg.edu

RSVP to the Lunch & Presentation

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

Great Colleges to Work For Survey: Tell Us

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University is participating in the 2018 Great Colleges to Work For survey. The survey opened Monday, February 19 and will remain open until Monday, March 5. Eligible participants received an email from ModernThink which contained a survey invitation and link to the survey.

Important things to note:
– Survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
– Your responses to the survey will be completely confidential. ModernThink LLC, an independent survey firm, will not provide Augsburg with any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.
– Your participation is very valuable and desired, but voluntary.
– Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on the HR Moodle site: http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/ModernThinkSurveyFAQs2018.pdf

Human Resources recognizes that many members of our community have work that does not require use of a computer, or who may not have a dedicated office. We will be hosting computer lab sessions for employees to ask any questions they might have, get assistance with the process, and complete the survey.

These sessions are scheduled at the following dates and times (NOTE location change!):

February 28—8:00-9:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 201
March 2—10:00-11:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 201

Should you have questions, please contact Lisa Stock (stock@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1783) or Nicole Peterlin (peterlin@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1602) in Human Resources. Thank you for sharing your voice!

TODAY: Join us for a Life in Balance!

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Feeling stuck? The busy lives we lead can get in the way of doing what we know we ‘should’ be doing to achieve better health. In this engaging workshop you’ll learn new ways of thinking about what it takes to be healthy, and discover simple secrets on fitting powerful natural ‘medicines’ into the nooks and crannies of our lives for more energy and healthier, happier bodies. The result? Looking and feeling your very best all day, every day!

Join this hands-on workshop, led by well-being consultant Teri Erhardt, from Augsburg’s benefit broker NFP. It’s sure to be a fun, engaging, and worthwhile workshop!

February 27, 11-12 pm in the Augsburg Room

Join us: Demystifying Social Security

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Mark you calendars!! I know it’s spring break, but this is important! Social Security can be so mystifying. In this unique session, learn—directly from the SSA–about Social Security benefits in retirement to help yourself, your spouse, your parents, or other loved ones navigate the world of retirement and the SSA. This information session will be led by Rhonda Whitenack of the Social Security Administration.

This is good information no matter what your age; and getting someone from the SSA to come directly is harder than it looks—take advantage of it!

When: March 13th from 11:30-1:00 pm
Where: Hagfors 150A

Help Your Students Develop Critical Reading Skills – This Wednesday

submitted by albertd@augsburg.edu

Looking for ways to help your students read with greater comprehension and/or through a more critical lens to enrich class discussion? Join panelists Ann Marie Yacobucci (Education), Dallas Liddle (English), and James Vela-McConnell (Sociology) on Wednesday, February 28, 12:30 – 1:40 PM, in OGC 100 as they will share strategies they’ve used to encourage students to read, analyze, and interact more deeply with texts. Adjunct instructors on contract this semester who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend. We’ll also have this session available remotely via Zoom:
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/756105821
Or Telephone: Dial +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 – Meeting ID: 756 105 821

2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards/Senior Leadership Society

submitted by aleshirn@augsburg.edu

Nominations for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open! These awards celebrate and recognize outstanding student leaders and student organizations at Augsburg University for their innovation, mentorship, advocacy, and engagement throughout this academic year. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjjTAubhknbfGTM5VD2-onsqDb4b8DDHivx4PHLQgA0kur8A/viewform)

We encourage all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members to nominate student leaders and student organizations for these awards. A list of awards with their descriptions can be found here:(http://www.augsburg.edu/cao/activities/augsburg-leadership-awards/). Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9.

Applications are also open for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors for their leadership contributions over the course of their tenure at Augsburg University. One individual who is inducted into the society will receive the Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award, which has an award value of $500. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4mbx-4VkIX4zwBBMOVhmNqSKxvG7dGKfQyvuJ9IkXWOeChg/viewform)

Nominees will be honored and recipients will be announced at the 19th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 8 from 5:00-8:00pm.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjjTAubhknbfGTM5VD2-onsqDb4b8DDHivx4PHLQgA0kur8A/viewform

Sabo Symposium this Wednesday

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Are the “Nones” Done with Civic Engagement?
Organizing the religiously unaffiliated in today’s climate of polarization

Martin Olav Sabo Symposium
February 28, 2018
6-8 PM
Augsburg University, Hagfors Center, Room 150

How do the religiously unaffiliated factor into this current moment of political polarization, when many are seeking to increase political and civic participation? Join us for a symposium exploring this important topic, beginning with a keynote from Phil Zuckerman—chair of Pitzer College’s Secular Studies program and author of numerous books including The Nonreligious (Oxford, 2016) and Living the Secular Life (Penguin, 2014)—followed by a panel of researchers who study the religiously unaffiliated. Concluding the evening will be a conversation about how local community organizers and elected officials are engaging religiously diverse populations in their efforts, particularly the religiously unaffiliated.

Hosted by the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship

Women’s Night Out 3/3

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

On Saturday March 3rd from 4-7 pm, Brian Coyle Center (420 15th Ave. S. Mpls) will be hosting our 12th annual Women’s Night Out event planned by women for women. The event will provide dinner, entertainment, resources & more for women. The purpose of the event is to celebrate women who ive and work in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood and beyond. We’ll also be featuring Buraanbur with Hodan Nur! This year’s theme revolves around women’s health and will feature 4 guest speakers:

-Dr. Dahabo Baraho-Hassan, Author (Featured speaker)
-Mariam Egal, State of MN (Panel speaker)
-Ruqia Abdi, Hennepin County Libraries (Panel speaker)
-Asli Ashkir, MN Dept of Health (Panel speaker)

We’re also still looking for volunteers to help run serve food, set-up, etc. Click here to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/rlU0tqtUzlCjAicF3

Thanks to our partners helping plan & put on this event: People’s Center Clinics & Services, Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis Police, Project SELF, Minneapolis Health Department, Augsburg University, Sisterhood Boutique & the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs

book.com/events/2117146481853502/

Augsburg Named A Top Producer of Fulbrights

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is proud to be included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Students recently announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Four students from Augsburg received Fulbright awards for academic year 2017-2018: Dustin Parks (Peru – Research Grant), Hannah Schmit (Czech Republic – English Teaching Assistantship), Hannah Frey (South Korea – English Teaching Assistantship), and Rachel Frantz (Malaysia – English Teaching Assistantship). You can read more about them on URGO’s blog (http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/2017/06/26/meet-the-2017-2018-fulbright-scholars/).

The Fulbright Program provides participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 1,900 U.S. students, artists and young professionals are offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English, and conduct research abroad each year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in over 140 countries throughout the world.

If you are interested in learning more about the Fulbright program, please join URGO for our information sessions in April! The application process begins in the spring and students continue to work on their applications throughout the summer. Faculty may also encourage juniors, seniors, or alums who they think would be strong applicants to attend the sessions and meet with URGO.

Vocation Lunch with Robert Tom – March 29th

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Faculty and Staff – you are invited to attend the Christensen Center for Vocation’s Spring Vocation Lunch with robert tom, Augsburg’s Ceramics and Sculpture Professor! This event will take place on Thursday, March 29th from 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM in East Commons, Christensen Center.

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

To learn more about robert tom and to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-vocation-lunch-with-robert-tom-tickets-42754587121

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

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

We hope to see you there!

Help Us Make Today a Success for Twin Cities Middle School Students

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Do you want to earn service hours while making a difference for middle school students in the Twin Cities? Come judge debate rounds for the Minnesota Urban Debate League.

Middle school students will debate education reform, and we’re looking for caring students to judge them on their critical thinking, argumentation, and public speaking. No debate experience? No problem – we’ll train you. Judges also enjoy free pizza.

Volunteer shifts last from 3:15 – 7:30 PM.

We’re still looking for judges for the following tournaments (named for famous former debaters):

Tuesday – 2/27: Sherman Alexie Tournament (make up)
Thursday – 3/1: Rosalind Franklin Tournament
Thursday – 3/8: Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink Tournament
Tues-Thurs 3/13-3/15: Justice Sotomayor Conference Championships
Tuesday – 3/20: Winona LaDuke Middle School City Championships

Please direct any questions to udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu, or stop by our office in Foss 18.

Click the link below for more information and to sign up:

Volunteer With Us

http://www.augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague/volunteer/sign-up/

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 1st

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 18th. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) by March 1st (no abstract is required at time of registration).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu.

URGO Website

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2018

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2018 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2019 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2019. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health).

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2019.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at last a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred).

If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Assistant, crombie@augsburg.edu. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about the program or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Website

TODAY: Minnesota Hillel Presentation

submitted by huynhn1@augsburg.edu

What can we do to make Augsburg University more inclusive to students, staff, faculty, and visitors of the Jewish faith? The Augsburg Community is invited to attend a presentation by Minnesota Hillel’s Senior Jewish Educator, Rabbi Ryan Dulkin.

Tuesday, February 27
OGC 100
9:40-11:40 a.m.

Rabbi Ryan Dulkin brings with him an extensive background in Jewish education, having served most recently as a visiting professor of Jewish Studies at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His other academic appointments have included the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Washington University in St. Louis.

Canadian Author Kim Thuy Reads from her novel “Ru”

submitted by cowgillr@augsburg.edu

Author Kim Thuy reads from her Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award-winning novel “Ru” on Monday, March 5th at 4:30 – 6:00 PM in Oren 100. “Ru,” the novel read this academic year by all first-year English 111 students, is a beautiful lyrical evocation of the Vietnamese immigrant experience. For further information email cowgillr@augsburg.edu.

Math Major co-authors study in AIDS and Behavior journal

submitted by doree@augsburg.edu

Auggie Jennifer Kochaver, a mathematics major and statistics minor, appears as a co-author with former Augsburg professors Brian Rood, Psychology, and Miles Ott, MSCS, and others on “Minority Stressors Associated with Sexual Risk Behaviors and HIV Testing in a U.S. Sample of Transgender Individuals” in AIDS and Behavior journal.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10461-018-2054-0

Find a Second Pair of Eyes in the Writing Lab

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

All writers can use reviewers and the Writing Lab tutors are ready to help you! The lab is located in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. Any Augsburg student — grad or undergrad, any major — is 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? Contact Kathy Swanson, English

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

Study Abroad Info & Free Lunch

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Join the study abroad office for lunch on Thursday, March 1st to learn about one of the most affordable study abroad semester options for Auggies – fall semester at our study center in Mexico!

On the program, you can complete multiple general education requirements,including Modern Language 1 and 2, Natural Science (with lab), Humanities, Social Science, Wellness, and Fine Arts! Business courses also available.

There will be a presentation by the Mexico Site Director, Dr. Ann Lutterman-Aguilar, on Thursday, March 1st at 12:00 PM, in OGC 100.

Come to the presentation and learn about our Mexico study center, ask questions, have food, and get excited to study abroad! Questions to abroad@augsburg.edu

RSVP to the Lunch & Presentation

Faculty and Staff Grants for Sesquicentennial Projects

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.edu

2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards/Senior Leadership Society

submitted by aleshirn@augsburg.edu

Nominations for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open! These awards celebrate and recognize outstanding student leaders and student organizations at Augsburg University for their innovation, mentorship, advocacy, and engagement throughout this academic year. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjjTAubhknbfGTM5VD2-onsqDb4b8DDHivx4PHLQgA0kur8A/viewform)

We encourage all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members to nominate student leaders and student organizations for these awards. A list of awards with their descriptions can be found here:(http://www.augsburg.edu/cao/activities/augsburg-leadership-awards/). Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9.

Applications are also open for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors for their leadership contributions over the course of their tenure at Augsburg University. One individual who is inducted into the society will receive the Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award, which has an award value of $500. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4mbx-4VkIX4zwBBMOVhmNqSKxvG7dGKfQyvuJ9IkXWOeChg/viewform)

Nominees will be honored and recipients will be announced at the 19th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 8 from 5:00-8:00pm.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjjTAubhknbfGTM5VD2-onsqDb4b8DDHivx4PHLQgA0kur8A/viewform

Vocation Lunch with Robert Tom – March 29th

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Faculty and Staff – you are invited to attend the Christensen Center for Vocation’s Spring Vocation Lunch with robert tom, Augsburg’s Ceramics and Sculpture Professor! This event will take place on Thursday, March 29th from 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM in East Commons, Christensen Center.

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

To learn more about robert tom and to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-vocation-lunch-with-robert-tom-tickets-42754587121

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

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

We hope to see you there!

Help Twin Cities Middle Schoolers & Eat Free Pizza

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Do you want to earn service hours while making a difference for middle school students in the Twin Cities? Come judge debate rounds for the Minnesota Urban Debate League.

Middle school students will debate education reform, and we’re looking for caring students to judge them on their critical thinking, argumentation, and public speaking. No debate experience? No problem – we’ll train you. Judges also enjoy free pizza.

Volunteer shifts last from 3:15 – 7:30 PM.

We’re still looking for judges for the following tournaments (named for famous former debaters):

Tuesday – 2/27: Sherman Alexie Tournament (make up)
Thursday – 3/1: Rosalind Franklin Tournament
Thursday – 3/8: Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink Tournament
Tues-Thurs 3/13-3/15: Justice Sotomayor Conference Championships
Tuesday – 3/20: Winona LaDuke Middle School City Championships

Please direct any questions to udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu, or stop by our office in Foss 18.

Click the link below for more information and to sign up:

Volunteer With Us

Free Mid-term Tune-up

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

Faculty, mid-term is an excellent time for a course tune-up. Seventeen faculty members currently serve as classroom consultants, representing a wide variety of disciplines and pedagogical styles. The consultants have been trained to offer confidential, non-judgmental assistance through a collaborative process.
Working with a consultant may include classroom or lab observations (in person or through the use of video), review of classroom materials and learning goals, brainstorming sessions to address classroom issues, or any combination based on your goals.

For more information, please visit the Classroom Consulting page on the CTL website.

http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/classroom-consultants/

TOMORROW: Minnesota Hillel Presentation

submitted by huynhn1@augsburg.edu

What can we do to make Augsburg University more inclusive to students, staff, faculty, and visitors of the Jewish faith? The Augsburg Community is invited to attend a presentation by Minnesota Hillel’s Senior Jewish Educator, Rabbi Ryan Dulkin.

Tuesday, February 27
OGC 100
9:40-11:40 a.m.

Rabbi Ryan Dulkin brings with him an extensive background in Jewish education, having served most recently as a visiting professor of Jewish Studies at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His other academic appointments have included the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Washington University in St. Louis.

Today is the last day to be a part of the Public Leadership Scholars Program

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 26th, 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

Spring Intramural Sign-Ups Open

submitted by voigtj@augsburg.edu

Registration for spring intramurals is now OPEN!! Registration will be open until Wednesday, Feb. 28th. Leagues will start the week of March 5th and run until April 19th (with no intramurals during the week of spring break).

We will have volleyball, basketball, and soccer.

Check out the website for more info as well as registration links!

Augsburg Intramural Website

Sabo Symposium-Next Wed. 2/28

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Are the “Nones” Done with Civic Engagement?
Organizing the religiously unaffiliated in today’s climate of polarization

Martin Olav Sabo Symposium
February 28, 2018
6-8 PM
Augsburg University, Hagfors Center, Room 150

How do the religiously unaffiliated factor into this current moment of political polarization, when many are seeking to increase political and civic participation? Join us for a symposium exploring this important topic, beginning with a keynote from Phil Zuckerman—chair of Pitzer College’s Secular Studies program and author of numerous books including The Nonreligious (Oxford, 2016) and Living the Secular Life (Penguin, 2014)—followed by a panel of researchers who study the religiously unaffiliated. Concluding the evening will be a conversation about how local community organizers and elected officials are engaging religiously diverse populations in their efforts, particularly the religiously unaffiliated.

Hosted by the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship

Marina Christensen-Justice Award

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Please think about nominating someone for the Marina Christensen-Justice Award this year….

The recipient of the Marina Christensen-Justice Award must have demonstrated a dedication to the community beyond the Augsburg College campus, working in solidarity with marginalized people, as characterized by the personal and professional life of Marina Christensen-Justice. This award is given to one Augsburg senior each year at Commencement.

Nominations will be judged on the following criteria:

Depth and breadth of community involvement off-campus,
Commitment to understanding of systemic roots of the issues being addressed,
Personal and professional commitment to work with marginalized communities,
Bold and courageous leadership,
and authentic and sustained relationships with community and issues.

Please submit nominations to Mary Laurel True,
truem@augsburg.edu by Friday, March 9. 2018.

Thank you,
Mary Laurel

English Prof. Douglas Green published in Chronicle of Higher Education

submitted by liddle@augsburg.edu

A letter by Prof. Douglas Green, “Academe is Not Anti-Science,” has been published in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s online correspondence section. Prof. Green’s letter is a thoughtful rejoinder to an essay by Stephen Pinker in the Chronicle’s Feb. 17 issue.

Read the letter here

Developing Critical Readers – Wednesday, February 28

submitted by albertd@augsburg.edu

Looking for ways to help your students read with greater comprehension and/or through a more critical lens to enrich class discussion? Join panelists Ann Marie Yacobucci (Education), Dallas Liddle (English), and James Vela-McConnell (Sociology) on Wednesday, February 28, 12:30 – 1:40 PM, in OGC 100 as they will share strategies they’ve used to encourage students to read, analyze, and interact more deeply with texts. Adjunct instructors on contract this semester who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend. We’ll also have this session available remotely via Zoom:
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/756105821
Or Telephone: Dial +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 – Meeting ID: 756 105 821

Prep Sessions for the MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

There is still time to attend a prep session which will help registered students prepare for the MN Private College Job & Internship fair next Tuesday, February 27th. Prep sessions will be held in the Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center.

Prep Sessions:
Friday, February 23: 10:40-11:00
Monday, February 26: 10:40-11:00

If you have questions, please contact us at careers@augsburg.edu or call 612-330-1148.

Register on Handshake

Professor Green published in the Chronicle of Higher Ed

submitted by starckl@augsburg.edu

Professor Doug Green’s letter to the editor was published this week in the Chronicle of Higher Education. His piece, “Academe is Not Anti-Science,” is a measured and insightful response to Steven Pinker’s “The Intellectual War on Science.” At the end of his letter, Professor Green invokes Augsburg’s commitment to the union of science and humanism:

“But if we need a sense of where we are now, at least in the academy, we would do better — on the Augsburg University campus at least — to walk the skyway from Lindell Library to the new Hagfors Center for Science, Religion, and Business: The CSBR and that bridge signify a unified resistance to the war on science and, more broadly, on the pursuit of knowledge.”

Read the entire letter here: https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/academe-is-not-anti-science

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 1st

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 18th. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) by March 1st (no abstract is required at time of registration).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu.

URGO Website

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2018

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2018 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2019 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2019. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health).

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2019.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at last a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred).

If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Assistant, crombie@augsburg.edu. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about the program or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Website

Jump Start Your STEM Job Search 2018 – All STEM students are welcomed to attend

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Join us for Jump Start Your STEM Job Search!

Saturday, February 24
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hagfors Center
Augsburg University

Keynote: Dr. Raj A. Rajan, Ecolab Vice President and Global Sustainability Technical Leader, will present “Paychecks and Possibilities: Shaping Your Career in STEM”

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the following workshops:
-Leveraging LinkedIn for Maximum Networking
-Applying Your Strengths to Interviewing
-Gap Year Opportunities for Pre-Health Applicants
-Representing Yourself Well: Cover Letters, Personal Statements and Thank-You’s
-Comparing Corporate Cultures: Small, Medium, and Large
-How to Ace Your Coding Interview

The event will end with a Buffet Lunch & Resource Fair:
-Resume Review
-LinkedIn Doctors
-Professional photos for LinkedIn headshots
-SciTechsperience Internship Program
-Student Internship Poster Session

Information Tables:
-Boston Scientific
-Software Guild
-Keyot
-SciTechsperience
-Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Register today!

Riverside Innovation Hub Seminary – March 12

submitted by frugek@augsburg.edu

MARCH 12 @ 6:00-9:00PM
HOVERSTEN CHAPEL @ AUGSBURG UNIVERSITY

Please RSVP by March 5 on our website.
Dinner will be served. There is no cost to attend.

The Riverside Innovation Hub at Augsburg University is excited to share the preliminary findings from our research this fall from listening and observing twelve different congregations in the Twin Cities. Find out what was surprising, what was exciting, what brought us hope, and what new questions came from the research.

Learn about the connections between relationships, generations, and the intersections in which young adults live out their faith. Discover the commonalities between the diverse Christian faith communities we studied. The details were different, but the things that worked were remarkably similar.

Hope to see you at the seminar!

Riverside Innovation Hub website to RSVP

Minnesota Hillel Presentation

submitted by huynhn1@augsburg.edu

What can we do to make Augsburg University more inclusive to students, staff, faculty, and visitors of the Jewish faith? The Augsburg Community is invited to attend a presentation by Minnesota Hillel’s Senior Jewish Educator, Rabbi Ryan Dulkin.

Tuesday, February 27
OGC 100
9:40-11:40 a.m.

Rabbi Ryan Dulkin brings with him an extensive background in Jewish education, having served most recently as a visiting professor of Jewish Studies at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His other academic appointments have included the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Washington University in St. Louis.

Great Colleges to Work For Survey: Tell Us

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University is participating in the 2018 Great Colleges to Work For survey. The survey opened Monday, February 19 and will remain open until Monday, March 5. Eligible participants received an email from ModernThink which contained a survey invitation and link to the survey.

Important things to note:
– Survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
– Your responses to the survey will be completely confidential. ModernThink LLC, an independent survey firm, will not provide Augsburg with any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.
– Your participation is very valuable and desired, but voluntary.
– Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on the HR Moodle site: http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/ModernThinkSurveyFAQs2018.pdf

Human Resources recognizes that many members of our community have work that does not require use of a computer, or who may not have a dedicated office. We will be hosting computer lab sessions for employees to ask any questions they might have, get assistance with the process, and complete the survey.

These sessions are scheduled at the following dates and times (NOTE location change!):

February 28—8:00-9:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 201
March 2—10:00-11:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 201

Should you have questions, please contact Lisa Stock (stock@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1783) or Nicole Peterlin (peterlin@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1602) in Human Resources. Thank you for sharing your voice!

Spring Intramural Sign-Ups Open!

submitted by voigtj@augsburg.edu

Registration for spring intramurals is now OPEN!! Registration will be open until Wednesday, Feb. 28th. Leagues will start the week of March 5th and run until April 19th (with no intramurals during the week of spring break).

We will have volleyball, basketball, and soccer.

Check out the website for more info as well as registration links!

Augsburg University Intramural Website

Demystifying Social Security: Info Session—March 13, from 11:30-1:00 pm in Hagfors 150A

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

I know it’s spring break, but this is important! Social Security can be so mystifying. In this unique session, learn—directly from the SSA–about Social Security benefits in retirement to help yourself, your spouse, your parents, or other loved ones navigate the world of retirement and the SSA. This information session will be led by Rhonda Whitenack of the Social Security Administration.

This is good information no matter what your age; and getting someone from the SSA to come directly is harder than it looks—take advantage of it!

When: March 13th from 11:30-1:00 pm
Where: Hagfors 150A

Next Tuesday: Life in Balance Workshop

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Feeling stuck? The busy lives we lead can get in the way of doing what we know we ‘should’ be doing to achieve better health. In this engaging workshop you’ll learn new ways of thinking about what it takes to be healthy, and discover simple secrets on fitting powerful natural ‘medicines’ into the nooks and crannies of our lives for more energy and healthier, happier bodies. The result? Looking and feeling your very best all day, every day!

Join this hands-on workshop, led by well-being consultant Teri Erhardt, from Augsburg’s benefit broker NFP. It’s sure to be a fun, engaging, and worthwhile workshop!

February 27, 11-12 pm in the Augsburg Room

Four more days to apply to be a part of the 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 26th, 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

Vocation Lunch with Robert Tom – March 29th

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Faculty and Staff – you are invited to attend the Christensen Center for Vocation’s Spring Vocation Lunch with robert tom, Augsburg’s Ceramics and Sculpture Professor! This event will take place on Thursday, March 29th from 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM in East Commons, Christensen Center.

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

To learn more about robert tom and to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-vocation-lunch-with-robert-tom-tickets-42754587121

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

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

We hope to see you there!

Make A Difference & Eat Free Pizza

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Do you want to earn service hours while making a difference for middle school students in the Twin Cities? Come judge debate rounds for the Minnesota Urban Debate League.

Middle school students will debate education reform, and we’re looking for caring students to judge them on their critical thinking, argumentation, and public speaking. No debate experience? No problem – we’ll train you. Judges also enjoy free pizza.

Volunteer shifts last from 3:15 – 7:30 PM.

We’re still looking for judges for the following tournaments (named for famous former debaters):

Tuesday – 2/27: Sherman Alexie Tournament (make up)
Thursday – 3/1: Rosalind Franklin Tournament
Thursday – 3/8: Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink Tournament
Tues-Thurs 3/13-3/15: Justice Sotomayor Conference Championships
Tuesday – 3/20: Winona LaDuke Middle School City Championships

Please direct any questions to udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu, or stop by our office in Foss 18.

Click the link below for more information and to sign up:

Sign Up

Last Day to Apply for Auggie Take Out

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

Seeking student participants for Auggie Take Out, an event over Spring Break, which will pair students with alumni for lunch and if time allows, an afternoon job shadow experience.

Interested students should complete a brief Google Form by this Friday, February 23rd. Students and alumni will be matched based on major and interests. Any student can apply – they just need to participate in a brief business etiquette training before the experience and will need to arrange their own transportation to the lunch meeting.

Questions can be directed to Janet Morales, moralesj@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1792

Auggie Take Out Website

Day at the Capitol

submitted by hollandk@augsburg.edu

Hi Auggies,

SIGN UP NOW FOR AUGSBURG’S DAY AT THE CAPITOL

WEDNEDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH

9:30 AM- 1:30PM

*lunch and transportation free*

Augsburg has an annual Day at the Capitol, which is a chance to meet with legislators, tour the newly renovated Capitol, and learn how to advocate for important causes! Augsburg students greatly benefit from the Minnesota State Grant, which is need-based financial aid that Minnesota students receive through their FAFSA. Over 1,000 students receive a State Grant, which is over 1/3 of students at Augsburg.

Legislators love meeting college students in person—like Senator Kari Dziedzic who will be speaking to your group at the Capitol—because they want to hear YOUR story, your journey to college, and want to keep helping all Auggies and MN college students. Your voice MATTERS.

Sign up here: https://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/day-capitol-registration and to get a better idea of what the day looks like, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_pKTOaMLFg

Any questions, reach out to Kitana Holland (hollandk@augsburg.edu) or Lee George (lgeorge@augsburg.edu)

March 1 – Lunch and Learn with Thrivent Financial

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Lunch and Learn with Thrivent Financial – March 1

What should new and mid-career professionals be thinking about and planning for? Alex Gonzalez and Ted Nielsen, Thrivent Financial, will briefly discuss topics such as managing debt, care for young children, saving for further education – as well as planning for retirement. You can leave with valuable information and resources. Co-hosted through our Wellness program, Student Affairs, and Thrivent Financial. Lunch is provided.

Thursday, March 1, 12 noon – 1:30 pm in the Marshall room

To ensure we have enough space and food, and to see about dietary needs, please go to https://goo.gl/forms/4cxuRx0KPuirubpt2

Questions? Contact Ann Garvey at garvey@augsburg.edu

Study Abroad Medical Field

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Students interested in the Medical field (pre-med, nursing, PA) are invited to a summer experience unlike any other!

Apply for CGEE’s summer program: “Medical Spanish and Internship” to improve your Spanish language skills while also participating in a for-credit medical observership in beautiful Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Students will take SPA 206 “Spanish for Healthcare Professionals” while also completing INS or SPA 399, a medical internship in a healthcare facility. Cultural experiences and excursions included in this 6 ½ week summer program!

Programs dates are May 23 – July 8, 2018. Apply by April 1st.

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