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Essays, Revisions, Applications – Whatever You Are Writing, the Writing Lab Can Help

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Writing Lab is alive and well (and busy) and the tutors are ready to help you! 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.

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

submitted by prosserj@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

Health Care Competencies Workshop Today

submitted by prosserj@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

Faculty Grant Deadline – February 15th

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

General Announcements

Prudential Financial is hiring summer interns

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

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

New deadline for the Alternative Spring Break Trip is February 9th

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Greetings from Campus Ministry (CM) and the Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV)!

We are writing to inform you of a wonderful service opportunity coming up! During Spring Break this year, March 10th – 17th, we will be traveling to Laredo, Texas with Habitat for Humanity for Alternative Spring Break. This trip is a great chance for students to travel during spring break while also making a positive difference in the Laredo community. The cost is $250 and includes lodging, transportation, and most meals. A $100 deposit is due at registration to secure your spot.

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

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Sophie Warnberg at warnbers@augsburg.edu

Blessings,

Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation

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

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

Crossing Borders: Study Abroad in Mexico

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Mexico has been in the U.S. news a lot lately – but what do you actually know about our neighbors to the south? Study abroad at Augsburg’s Study Center in Cuernavaca, Mexico this fall to learn firsthand about the country!

Now accepting applications for the fall program, “Crossing Borders: Gender and Social Change in Mesoamerica”. Students are immersed in various Mexican realities by meeting directly with people of diverse backgrounds, gaining essential skills for future academic and professional pursuits. This is an excellent program for those who also need to meet General Education Requirements.

Study Abroad & earn Augsburg credits!
Satisfy “Augsburg Experience” graduation requirement!
Complete an internship for credit!
Satisfy LAF graduation requirements!
Live in and experience the beauty of Mexico by living with host families, going on excursions, and included cultural activities!

Apply by April 1st.

More Information & to Apply

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.

Congratulations Outstanding Staff Nominees

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate would like to congratulate and recognize those nominated for the Outstanding Staff and Outstanding Newcomer Award. The winners of the awards will be announced at the Staff Appreciation Event on Thursday, March 8th from 2–4 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

Karen Alexander
Kira Augustine
Eric Graham
Ruby Murillo
Emily Reinert

Sarah Cash-Darvell
Kris Connell
Amanda Erdman
Aaron Griess
David Hamilton
Rachel Kruzel
Ron Kurpiers
Mary Laurel True
Joe Mann
Kathleen Matthews
Donna McLean
Matthew Schornstein

Thank you to all of those who nominated these outstanding staff members. We hope to see you all at the event!

Staff Appreciation Event Details

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Summer Job Camp Fair – Monday 2/12/18

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 be 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

Register for the MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

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

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

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake

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River Semester Orientation

submitted by ryghs@augsburg.edu

Do you have a passion for the environment and want to Study Away in the USA? River Semester might be up your alley! Come join us for a student orientation about River Semester on February 22nd from 3:30-5:00 in the Oren Gateway Center 100. Both alumni who previously participated in River Semester and program director Joe Underhill will offer information on this amazing opportunity. (There are going to be snacks as an added bonus!)

River Semester

National Alliance on Mental Illness Presentation

submitted by huynhn1@augsburg.edu

Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Learn about mental illnesses, the impact of negative attitudes and five things each of us can do to make Minnesota a better place for people who experience a mental illness. Open to Augsburg staff, faculty, and students.

Tuesday, February 13th
9-10am
Marshall Room

Valentine’s Day Sale

submitted by waggoner@augsburg.edu

On February 13th and 14th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. a “Sweetheart of a Sale” featuring vintage and gently used jewelry, homemade candy, and specialty scarves will be held in the Christensen Center (first floor) on Augsburg’s campus! This event is sponsored by the Augsburg Associates, a volunteer group raising funds for student scholarships. Stop by and purchase something for someone you love.

Community Connections Conference 2018

submitted by mcconnek@augsburg.edu

The Community Connections Conference is a city-wide event hosted annually by the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department. Join community members, non-profits, City departments and elected officials to share ideas and develop strategies to create and impact change as a community.

This year’s conference theme is Aspire. Collaborate. Transform.

Aspire: Creating outcomes through capturing your ideas, ambitions and visions of what the city can become.

Collaborate: Coming together to develop strategies to achieve these outcomes.

Transform: Creating and impacting change as a community.

The overall goal of the conference is to build diversity and capacity of neighborhood organizations and community organizations by providing new and innovative ideas through collaboration and participation. The conference includes:

Engaging speakers
Interactive workshops
Complimentary lunch
Community exhibitors

Accessibility and Inclusion

Your participation in the Community Connections Conference is greatly encouraged. The Neighborhood and Community Relations Department is committed to providing a rich, accessible and inclusionary experience. On-site captioning and interpreters for American Sign, Spanish, Somali, Hmong and Oromo are available throughout the day.

The Minneapolis Convention Center offers information on locations of accessible entrances, restrooms and transportation. Learn more at Minneapolis Convention Center and Accessibility.

For further reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department at 612-554-1959 or ncr@minneapolismn.gov. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users can call 612-673-2157.

Sat, February 10, 2018

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

*YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP THE DAY OF AND LUNCH IS PROVIDED!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-connections-conference-2018-tickets-41218142574

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 hot cocoa, 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

Life in Balance Workshop—February 27

submitted by gade@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

Focused Conversations on Academic Planning: Tuesday and Wednesday

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Academic planning is the Focused Conversation topic for February. Provost Karen Kaivola will lead the sessions on Tuesday, February 13, and Wednesday, February 14. The Tuesday session will be available via livestream.

Feb. 13 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Oren Gateway Center 100

Feb. 14 – 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Oren Gateway Center 100

See the All Hands page (link below) or the Inside Augsburg calendar for times and locations, and to add a session to your calendar.

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