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Faculty Grant Deadline Approaching Soon

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

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

Adjunct Teaching Award (and other categories) – Nominations Close Feb. 20th

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.

Health Care Competencies Workshop

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

Dr. Keneeshia Williams (’03 Biology and Chemistry) will speak on how she developed essential core competencies and how health care professionals work as a team. Dr. Williams received her MD degree from the University of Illinois at Peoria and completed her general surgery residency at University of Illinois at Mount Sinai Hospital. She completed a research residency in trauma and burn research and did her surgical critical care/acute care surgery fellowship at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson. She now serves as a trauma surgeon and assistant professor at Emory University. Contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu for more information.

Friday, February 9
12 pm
Riverside Room

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

General Announcements

Grants for Augsburg 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

Nominations for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open

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.

We encourage all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members to nominate student leaders and student organizations for these awards. Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9.

Nominations for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open!

2017-2018 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society Applications Now Open

submitted by johnso91@augsburg.edu

Applications are now 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.

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.

Applications are now open for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society

LSAMP – North Star STEM Alliance SUMMIT Summer Research Program: Apply in February

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

Underrepresented students in STEM can now apply for summer research under the NSF-funded SUMMIT program.

To be eligible for the SUMMIT program, students must:

-be a United States citizen, national or permanent resident
-be enrolled in an undergraduate STEM degree program
-self-identify as a minority or underrepresented group (Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific
Islander, Alaska Native)
-complete and submit all application materials by the February deadline.

In the SUMMIT program, Plant Science and Biology majors will be mentored by Ph.D. researchers who are working toward the understanding of the mechanism of meiotic recombination using modern genomic, molecular biology, and cytogenetic techniques. This multi-institutional collaborative group will be supporting undergraduate student research opportunities for the Summer at either the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities or Cornell University – Ithaca, NY. Each selected participant will receive a stipend of $5,000. Supplemental travel and housing funds are also available. Students should be available to complete research between June 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018.

The SUMMIT program application deadline is Monday, February 26th, 2018.
For more information and to apply, please see: http://summitprogram.cfans.umn.edu/

We encourage interested students to make an appointment with Sabrina Doré of STEM Programs to discuss program eligibility, the application process, and the North Star STEM Scholars program, in general before applying. To set up an appointment with Sabrina, please send an email to: dores@augsburg.edu.

LSAMP – North Star STEM Alliance MnDRIVE Summer Research Program: Apply in February

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

Underrepresented students in STEM can now apply for summer research under the NSF-funded MnDRIVE program.

To be eligible for the MnDRIVE program, students must:

-be a United States citizen, national or permanent resident
-be enrolled in an undergraduate STEM degree program
-self-identify as a minority or underrepresented group (Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific
Islander, Alaska Native)
-complete and submit all application materials by the deadline.

The MnDRIVE program represents a partnership between the Minnesota Discovery and Research Innovation Economy (MnDRIVE) initiative and the North Star STEM Alliance (NSSA) to provide summer research internship experiences to undergraduates. MnDRIVE has summer internship opportunities in four general research areas – Brain Conditions (neuromodulation)
research, Environment (bioremediation) research, Robotics, sensors and advanced
manufacturing research, and Global Food Ventures research. Students should be available for research during Summer 2018 and have access to housing in the Twin Cities metro area. The NSSA provides $4,000 for the research opportunity.

The MnDRIVE application deadline is Monday, February 19th, 2018 at 5:00 PM.
For more information and to apply, please see: https://northstarstem.org/node/706

We encourage interested students to make an appointment with Sabrina Doré of STEM Programs to discuss program eligibility, the application process, and the North Star STEM Scholars program, in general before applying. To set up an appointment with Sabrina, please send an email to: dores@augsburg.edu.

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for February

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

Prudential Financial Hiring

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Prudential Financial is looking for students who have a positive attitude, desire to learn, and a passion to help people! They have summer internship opportunities in Underwriting and Sales as well as full-time positions within their Customer Experience and Customer Value Center. To learn more about our these exciting opportunities –stop by the lobby of the Christensen Center on Tuesday, February 13th between 10:00 a.m – 1:00 pm to meet with their business reps. Click on the below links to view job descriptions and apply today!

2018 Customer Value Center (CVC) – Customer Relationship Specialist – http://bit.ly/Pru2018_CVC
2018 Customer Office Sales Associate – http://bit.ly/CustomerOfficeSales
2018 Life Underwriting Internship – http://bit.ly/internunderwrite
2018 Sales Career Development Internship – http://bit.ly/ILISales

Earn Service Hours and Eat Free Pizza with MNUDL

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 2/15: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Tournament
Tuesday – 2/20: Oprah Winfrey Tournament
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

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 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

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. For more information and a schedule go to www.stthomas.edu/interfaithstorytelling or contact Professor Matt Maruggi at maruggi@augsburg.edu.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqn6-xVUOrZv-OJC18dexehmrhx2dWL83_EhanIQCxDLArig/viewform?pli=1

Apply for 2018-2019 Public Leadership Scholars Programs

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

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

Deadline for Alternative Spring Break 2018 is February 9th

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. 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

River Semester Informational Meeting

submitted by ryghs@augsburg.edu

Do you have a passion for the outdoors and want to Study Away in the USA? The River Semester might be up your alley! Come join us for a student orientation for the River Semester on February 22nd from 3:30-5:00 in the Oren Gateway Center 100. Both alumni who previously participated in the program and program director Joe Underhill offer information on this amazing program. Snacks will be offered as well.

River Semester

Event Announcements

Gilman Scholarship Workshop – TODAY

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Religion and Violence, Meal and Discussion

submitted by freunds@augsburg.edu

“Religion and Violence”
Thursday, February 8th 6:30-8:30pm

Join the Interfaith Scholars and Interfaith @ Cedar Commons team for a challenging discussion around this important topic. Free dinner will be provided!

*How and why have religious texts and doctrines been used to fuel and justify violence? Are there other ways to understand those texts?
*What are other root causes of violence, if religion isn’t necessarily the root?
*How can faith communities be a force of non-violence?

SPEAKERS: Interfaith Fellow Wendy Goldberg and Professor Maheen Zaman.

HOSTED BY: Augsburg’s Interfaith Scholars and Interfaith @ Cedar Commons

[Cedar Commons: 2001 Riverside Ave. S]

Focused Conversation on Academic Planning: Next Week

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The Focused Conversation series continues next week, addressing the topic of academic planning. The sessions — Tuesday, February 13, and Wednesday, February 14, will be facilitated by Provost Karen Kaivola. See the All Hands page (link below) or the Inside Augsburg calendar for times and locations, and to add a session to your calendar.

See All Hands page for details (login required)

Sabo Symposium, Are “Nones” Done?

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

Summer Job Camp Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a paid summer job? Do you like working with youth? Interested in gaining leadership skills? Stop by the Summer Job Camp Fair and meet with over 18 camps from across the United States that are seeking summer employees. Representatives will in the lobby of the Christensen Center on Monday, February 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Many of the representatives will be interviewing students on the spot.

Questions? Email tilton@augsburg.edu or call 612-330-1148

Looking for an internship or entry level job

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

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

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

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake

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https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/4154/

Life in Balance Workshop—February 27

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!

Tuesday, February 27, 11-12 pm in the Augsburg Room

Lavender Celebration and Awards Ceremony Featuring Danez Smith

submitted by salehd@augsburg.edu

Join LGBTQIA+ Student Services for The 11th Annual Lavender Celebration on Thursday, April 12th at 5pm in the East Commons. This is an end-of-the-year banquet to celebrate and recognize outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and allied students, staff, and faculty for their amazing contributions to the Augsburg community throughout the academic year. Recipients of the Karen Neitge Scholarship, LGBTQIA+ Student Leadership Awards, and Augsburg Pride Awards will be honored. This year our keynote speaker is one of Minnesota’s best selling spoken word poets and three time author Danez Smith.

RSVP Here

Keeping Track of Auggies

Heather Hultquist, 2000 alumna, publishes Fraud Report

submitted by beckmanm@augsburg.edu

Heather Hultquist, a former Administrative Assistant to NSM and a 2000 alumna of Augsburg co-authored: 2017 Financial Institution Payments Fraud Mitigation Report of Results. She is currently working in the Payments, Standards, and Outreach Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. See a link to the report below.

https://www.minneapolisfed.org/~/media/files/about/what-we-do/frb-mpls-2017-fi-pymts-fraud-mitigation-report.pdf?la=en

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Students Needed for Campus Cupboard Photography Project

submitted by nguyenj@augsburg.edu

Hello everyone,

In an effort to destigmatize the usage of food pantries and food shelves, particularly the one on campus, I’m looking for some students who would be interested in having their portrait taken and sharing their experience with either Campus Cupboard, food insecurity, hunger, or any other issue food-related.
The photos will be pieced together into a poster to show that food insecurity does not discriminate and that Augsburg students experience it too. You’ll also receive a digital copy of your picture.
Please email me at nguyenj@augsburg.edu if you’re interested and we can set up a day and time to do a quick shoot/informal interview.
Thanks!