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Teaching and Learning

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

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

General Announcements

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

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

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

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!

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 – 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

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

Event Announcements

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!

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

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

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.

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

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!

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

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