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

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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Students, Staff, and Faculty – Submit your Nominations Soon

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the 2018 awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching (full-time and adjunct), scholarship, or service. For additional information regarding award criteria and to submit a confidential nomination, please visit the CTL Awards website. The deadline for nominations is February 20, 2018.

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May CTL Workshops – Submit Ideas TODAY

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. 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.

Last week to Apply to College Possible

submitted by koinesa@augsburg.edu

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

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

The deadline to apply is February 2nd at 5pm.

College Possible Application

Writing or Revising Something? Find the WL

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

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

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

Questions? Please contact Kathy Swanson, English.

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

Get Paid to Learn this Summer: Phase 1 Applications due

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

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

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

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

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

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

Faculty: How URGO Can Support Your Research

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

General Announcements

Congratulations to December’s Auggie Pride Recipients

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to the Ruby Murillo, Matthew Schornstein, and Sandy Tilton for receiving the December Auggie Pride Award. During times of change they have stepped up to help our students, faculty, and staff. Their willingness to go above and beyond their expected duties has been felt by the entire community. Staff Senate admires the work they do everyday and are honored to award them with this month’s Auggie Pride Award.

Read more about the winners on the Staff Senate website

Dr. Eve Fine Report on Faculty Search Process

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

In December, Dr. Eve Fine, Associate Scientist, WISELI, University of Wisconsin-Madison, met with administration, faculty, and staff members of the Augsburg community who are involved in the search process for new faculty. After her meetings and review of our processes, she has provided her report and recommendations on strengthening the University’s efforts to increase the diversity among our faculty. Dr. Fine provided an overview of her report at this week’s Focused Conversations. An executive summary of the report will be available soon on the University Reports page.

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

Alternative Spring Break 2018

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation

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

Apply for 2018-2019 Public Leadership Scholars Programs

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

CURRENT SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:

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

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

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

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

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

The application deadline is Monday, February 19th, 2018

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

Interfaith Storytelling for a Vibrant Democracy: Engaging the Diverse, the Devout, and the “Nones”

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

This interactive conference will bring together individuals with diverse core commitments for skill building in the areas of storytelling and story listening in order to build greater dialogue on our campuses around difference. The event is a collaboration between staff and faculty from Augsburg University, Bethel University, and the University of St. Thomas and the Interfaith Youth Corps (IFYC). It will take place on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 at the University of St. Thomas. The cost is normally $10 (including meals) but is free for Augsburg students. To register go to Augsburg Registration: Interfaith Storytelling for a Vibrant Democracy. For more information and a schedule go to www.stthomas.edu/interfaithstorytelling or contact Professor Matt Maruggi at maruggi@augsburg.edu.

Film student Brian Austin will screen “Nobody’s Son” at a Twin Cities Film Festival red carpet event

submitted by trann@augsburg.edu

The screening is on Monday, February 19th at the Showplace ICON Theater.

For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nobodys-son-tickets-41553956001 Congrats to Brian!

Film Synopsis: Dillon has been moved again. A familiar life of being passed from one household to the next, but this time it’s much worse. Dillon struggles with speaking up, in order to expose his abuser. He reaches out to any adult that may hear ; but will anyone really listen?

Nobody’s Son Trailer

Event Announcements

Come Celebrate Soup for You on Friday

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

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

Chat with Alumni @ the Augsburg Networking Experience + free food & head shots

submitted by silversa@augsburg.edu

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

Food, beverages and free head shots provided.

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

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

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

Events

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

Handshake

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

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

Study Abroad & Away Fair – Feb 16

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

Get more details about the Study Abroad/Away Fair

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