ALAS Contamination Clean Up

submitted by degollad@augsburg.edu

This project will take place in Augsburg University – Murphy’s Square.

Augsburg Latin American Students (ALAS) will sign up Augsburg Students and Staff to engage in contamination clean up. The project consist in clean up trash/litter or any other physical contamination from Murphy’s Square and the surroundings. We will set up teams to go around campus and clean up after the snow has melted down. Our goals: Create environmental conscience, have a Cleaner Campus, Improve animal life, Inspire others to do the same, and Educate participants on the difference between Trash, Recycling, and Compost.

PARTICIPANTS WILL GET A T-SHIRT, A WATER BOTTLE, AND CHIPOTLE!

(Special Dietary request can be made upon request at ALAS@augsburg.edu)

Details:
Monday April 16, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 pm

As stated in ALAS constitution, if you participate in our volunteering event, you are eligible for active membership in our organization.

We hope to see you there!!

Sign up here!

Nominate Faculty for Professor of the Year Award

submitted by bakere@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Day Student Government would like to present a new faculty award.

This award will be rewarded to a professor who has exceeded the standard requirements and expectations that come with their job like teaching and discipline. Not only has this professor performed excellent in both of these areas but has demonstrated an understanding of student accommodations and has implemented them in classroom procedure.

To nominate, simply submit their name.

https://goo.gl/forms/qFosSVQkrDUU92Cu1

Paideia Courses Summer 2018

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Looking for a summer class to take? Interested in improving your skills as a discussion participant and leader? The 29th annual Paideia Institute, July 23 – 27, 2018, will explore the question “Beauty Is. . . ?” This timely and timeless concept will be interrogated through seminar discussions on a variety of genres. Coaching activities will develop participants’ skill in facilitating democratic discussions in educational or professional settings.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: INS 255-A: Paideia Approach: Thinking, Talking, and Reading is a 4 credit course that includes the Paideia Institute, or EDC 498 Independent Study for 2 Credits. Register online through Records and Registration.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: ECS 543 can be taken for either 2 or 4 graduate semester credits and can be counted as an elective course in the MAE program. This course is not offered through the college Records and Registration site. Contact Rachel Lloyd at lloydr@augsburg.edu to register.

FACULTY, STAFF, & COMMUNITY: The Paideia Institute welcomes all interested community members. For participants not seeking credits, there is a reduced professional development rate. Register directly at the Paideia Institute website.

http://www.augsburg.edu/paideia/institute/

Workshop Today: Mental Health 101 for Educators

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Citizen Educators invites current students, alumni, faculty, and community members to join us Thursday, March 29, 4-6 p.m, Oren Gateway Center Room 114, for a workshop facilitated by Mental Health Minnesota. The workshop will provide an overview of the history of mental health care, signs and symptoms of mental illness, recovery, how to support students who are living with a mental illness, and resources educators can provide to their students. 2 clock hours will be available to educators for license renewal. This event is free and open to the public.

3rd International Conference on One Medicine One Science

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

URGO has a limited number of awards ($175 each) to cover registration for iCOMOS 2018, a global forum on science and policy at the interface of environment, agriculture, and medicine. The event, April 29 – May 2, will feature keynotes by Nobel laureates, including Augsburg’s own Nobel laureate Peter Agre, and global thought leaders; scientific sessions covering agriculture’s influence on health and the environment; interactive sessions on precision medicine, science communication, and health policy; and panel discussions among researchers on emerging, zoonotic, and other infectious diseases.

Students must be full-time undergraduates and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application to be eligible. To apply, complete the online application available at https://goo.gl/forms/Mm0gjqTNP7jEsP5l1. Applications must be received by April 4.

Juniors and Seniors: Live Abroad for a Year After College

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

Fulbright Info Sessions:
Wednesday, April 4th @ 10:40am in OGC 112
Thursday, April 5th @ 5pm in Riverside Room (2nd floor of Christensen Center)
Food will be provided.

The Fulbright Student Program fully funds students to study, research, or serve as an English teaching assistant abroad for a year (no teaching experience required!). During their year abroad, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing participants to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.

Past Augsburg students have been selected for Fulbright Awards to countries such as Czech Republic, South Korea, Ecuador, Malaysia, Peru, Turkey, Taiwan, and Germany (and more!), and 7 of this year’s applicants have been named semi-finalists. Augsburg’s focus on cross-cultural engagement and community involvement makes Auggies particularly strong candidates who are well-prepared to make the most of a Fulbright experience.

Join URGO for one of our Fulbright information sessions to learn more about the program and hear from past applicants. If you cannot make it to one of the sessions, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu or stop by Hagfors 101 to set up an appointment for April or May. The application opens in early April.

The competition is open to juniors, seniors, graduate students, and alumni in all fields, and a GPA of 3.4+ is considered competitive.

Share your Study Abroad/Away Story

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

How was your experience on a Study Abroad or Away Program? Would you like to share your experience and maybe a few photos with your fellow Auggies? Auggies go on programs all over the world on short and long programs–share your story!

Share your story, give advice, or simply give us some feedback on how your program went.

Share your study abroad story here!

Dean of Arts and Sciences Search – Open Forum

submitted by matz@augsburg.edu

Thanks to everyone that provided feedback on the candidates for the Dean of Arts and Sciences position. In an effort to gather additional feedback from the community, members of the search committee will be holding an open forum on Wednesday, April 4th from 10:00 to 11:00 in the Marshall Room. Please stop by if you have thoughts or additional feedback you would like to share with the search committee.

Meet with a TIAA Retirement Advisor In April

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Take advantage of this on-campus opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

SIGN UP TODAY:
Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:
http://www.tiaa.org/schedulenow

Available dates and times:

Tuesday April 10 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Wednesday, April 11from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Thursday, April 12 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

For questions, please contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

ADC Showcase

submitted by taveram@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, April 11th
Time: 7pm-9pm
Where: Sateren Auditorium (Anderson Music Hall)

Free and open to the public!
Come see talented Augsburg students demonstrate different types of dance and singing. If interested in performing (all types of dance and singing performances are welcome) please email danceclub@augsburg.edu
Deadline to register: Friday, March 30th (May be extended)

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1617910208297248/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1617910208297248/

Augsburg Psychological Alumni Panel

submitted by ellenbuj@augsburg.edu

Join fellow students in welcoming back Augsburg psychology major Alumni. The alumni will be asked a series of questions about what each has done after their undergraduate time at Augsburg. Afterward there will be a Q & A session open for all students. This is a semi-formal, banquet styled event. Food will be provided. The event will be held on Wednesday April 4th in Hagfors 150 A & B. From 6:00pm to 6:30pm will be the dinner portion of the evening, with the panel discussion to follow until 7:30pm.

For any questions please contact ellenbuj@augsburg.edu

Headline: AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application Deadline May 15, 2018

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2018-19 AugSTEM Scholars Program.

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 per student per year (differences in award amounts correspond to levels of financial need). Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:

-Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)
-Within 5 semesters of graduating as of Fall 2018
-Major GPA of 3.0 or higher
-U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
-Demonstrated financial need via FAFSA

Application deadline: May 15, 2018 at midnight.

Incoming community college transfer students and Augsburg students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem/

Questions? Contact stem@augsburg.edu

Dr. Pedro Maligo, Dean of Arts and Sciences candidate

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Dr. Pedro Maligo, our final candidate for the Dean of Arts and Sciences position will be on campus next Tuesday, April 3. His public presentation will be held in the Marshall Room, from 1:30-2:30 pm. Faculty and staff are invited to take advantage of opportunities to meet with Dr. Maligo and are strongly encouraged to provide feedback on perceived strengths and weaknesses, using the feedback form: https://goo.gl/forms/lyd9mD9SvYtoEdq93. Access to the feedback form will close at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 4.

Dr. Pedro Maligo CV

Free Pacifica Premium App — Mindfulness & Mental Health

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

Augsburg students, staff and faculty are eligible to download a free premium version of the Pacifica app (a $34 value). Pacifica is a mindfulness and mental health app (for your smartphone or computer) that provides a set of tools for daily use based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and wellness, designed to be done at your own pace. Using Pacifica’s tools, you can do things like check in with your mood, examine your thoughts, track your health habits, or complete a relaxation activity. Simply download Pacifica from the App Store or Google Play Store. Use your Augsburg email address to sign up and click the link in the confirmation email, and you’ll get access to Pacifica Premium for free. Pacifica is teaming up with the Center for Wellness & Counseling to make this app available free to the Augsburg community this year (free subscription will expire August 2018; you do not need to enter any credit card information to sign up as there will be no financial cost involved and no automatic renewal). Questions? Contact Beth Carlson at Carlson2@augsburg.edu

Have Alumni Coming to Campus?

submitted by hegrenea@augsburg.edu

If you have alumni coming to campus to speak or volunteer in any way please contact the Alumni Relations Office and we can help you! We can provide parking space, gifts, thank you notes and much more! If you need alumni to speak or volunteer in any way we can help you find alumni in the fields you need as well.

Please contact: Kia Burton for more information at burton@augsburg.edu

New Manager of Purchasing and Central Services

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Please welcome Doug Rosenberg, our new Manager of Purchasing and Central
Services, to Augsburg University! Doug has many years experience in higher education in purchasing and contract services, along with various other business office responsibilities. More recently he was the Director of Budget and Institutional Services at Macalester College in Saint Paul.

Doug has a bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Clair in accounting, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Saint Thomas. He is a Certified Auxiliary Services Professional and an active volunteer in various community, leadership, and educational activities.

Doug joins the Augsburg team on Thursday March 29th. His office will be located in the lower level of Foss in the Facilities Office suite. Please stop by and welcome Doug to Augsburg.

Go Auggies!

Beth Reissenweber, CPA, CMA, PhD
Vice President of Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer

Support Professor Mzenga Wanyama

submitted by thompsoc@augsburg.edu

Current and former Augsburg students have created a GoFundMe campaign for Professor Mzenga Wanyama. All contributions will go toward supporting Professor Wanyama’s representation.

Unfortunately, ICE is currently threatening to remove him from this country and we must come together as a community to stand by him and his family during this difficult time.

Please check out his GoFundMe campaign and share this link on your social media platforms! Thank you for supporting Professor Wanyama!

https://www.gofundme.com/help-augsburg-prof-mzenga-wanyama

Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat

submitted by vanceb@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, May 16 – Friday, May 18, 2018
Dunrovin Christian Brothers Retreat Center
Located on 50 scenic acres of national park in Marine on Saint Croix, Dunrovin’s beautiful wooded grounds are a peaceful, yet professional, setting for group meetings, private getaways, youth or adult groups, and day or overnight retreats.

Do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write / work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat. We ask that you commit to being present on all three days of the event. Our time begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday and ends at 1:00 pm on Friday. Space is limited to full-time faculty members.

Questions? Please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning ctl@augsburg.edu
Or visit our website: http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/

RSVP Today

CTL Presents: Four Days in May

submitted by vanceb@augsburg.edu

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Presents: Four Days in May

May 8-11 CTL is hosting a large variety of opportunities for both professional development and community building! Join us for a variety of engaging discussions and workshops.

Full event schedule and descriptions available:
http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/

Questions? Visit our website or contact us at ctl@augsburg.edu

RSVP Today

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

submitted by logeaisn@augsburg.edu

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR THE CRUCIBLE!

THE CRUCIBLE
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Darcey Engen

April 4th through April 8th
Bethany Lutheran Church

This contemporary site-specific revision of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible will perform at Bethany Lutheran Church on Franklin Avenue close to the Augsburg campus. Audiences will experience the play in close proximity to the actors as they move through the sanctuary and surrounding spaces. In a time of fake news and alternative facts, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, a play about the Salem witch trails in colonial Massachusetts 1692, seems more significant then ever. Written by Miller in 1953 in response to McCarthyism, the play examines the dangers of extremism, fabricated accusations, and shattered trust.

Reserve tickets here: http://www.augsburg.edu/theater/current-season/ticket-information/

http://www.augsburg.edu/theater/current-season/ticket-information/

Calling all scholarship Faculty Scholarship Display

submitted by zobitz@augsburg.edu

Join us for the Faculty Scholarship Display on Friday, April 27 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Foss Atrium, prior to the Faculty Recognition Luncheon.

Faculty interested in displaying their scholarship should RSVP in advance of the event (and no later than April 20) at the link below. Questions may directed to John Zobitz (zobitz@augsburg.edu) or Nishesh Chalise (chalise@augsburg.edu). All participating faculty should arrive by 11:30 a.m. to set up.

https://tinyurl.com/facultyScholarship2018

Speaking of Sabbaticals Lunch with Laura Boisen

submitted by zobitz@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff are invited to join the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) for this special luncheon in the “Speaking of Sabbaticals” series. Laura Boisen, Professor of Social Work, will discuss her recent sabbatical leave scholarship.
Laura Boisen will describe three of her research projects that were started, continued, or completed during her sabbatical. This agenda includes projects related to intergroup dialogue, use of selves and ethical practice focused on dual relationships across cultures. If time permits, a discussion about managing multiple projects would also be welcomed.

Laura Boisen has been a professor in the social work department since 1996. The majority of Laura’s teaching is in the MSW program.

Speaking of Sabbaticals Lunch with Laura Boisen.
April 5th, 2018
12:00-1:00pm
Marshall Room

RSVP for Lunch

Vote Cody Thompson & Lourdes Juarez for Student Body President & Vice President

submitted by thompsoc@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies!

We are so excited to announce our candidacy to become Augsburg University’s next Student Body President & Vice President!!

Our mission is to empower students to find their passion through connection and collaboration with other students, faculty, staff and community members. We seek to encourage students to use their voice to enact change on campus. Together we can create a community where everyone feels heard, valued, and represented.

We would love to hear more about how we can better serve your needs as Augsburg students! Please fill out the Student Feedback form below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ffiJNb7P-KCr8Gbmi4PxZZ76HwhE_TFe9-aGgBBQ5uk/edit

Thank you all for your love and support! It means a lot to us!

#UnityInAction

Support Professor Mzenga Wanyama

submitted by thompsoc@augsburg.edu

Current and former Augsburg students have created a GoFundMe campaign for Professor Mzenga Wanyama. All contributions will go toward supporting Professor Wanyama’s representation.

Unfortunately, ICE is currently threatening to remove him from this country and we must come together as a community to stand by him and his family during this difficult time.

Please check out his GoFundMe campaign and share this link on your social media platforms! Thank you for supporting Professor Wanyama!

https://www.gofundme.com/help-augsburg-prof-mzenga-wanyama

TODAY at Noon – Public Mission: Lessons from the EAST Program

submitted by eschenba@augsburg.edu

The Sabo Center’s Public Mission series features presentations and conversations on our institutional public purpose and the ways in which we work toward it. At this first Public Mission event, Audrey Lensmire, Associate Professor of Education, presents key lessons from the East African Student to Teacher program and explores how these lessons might apply to other diversity and inclusion efforts at Augsburg University.

Wednesday, March 28th
12:00-1:00pm
Oren Gateway Center 100

Since 2013 the EAST Program has been awarding full tuition scholarships to people of East African descent who wish to become licensed K-12 teachers. Funded by the state of Minnesota, EAST is nationally recognized for its efforts to diversify the teacher workforce. EAST’s success can be attributed to the committed and collaborative efforts by diverse stakeholders across campus and the local community.

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.

Juniors and Seniors: Live Abroad for a Year after College

submitted by prosserj@augsburg.edu

Fulbright Info Sessions:
Wednesday, April 4th @ 10:40am in OGC 112
Thursday, April 5th @ 5pm in Riverside Room (2nd floor of Christensen Center)
Food will be provided.

The Fulbright Student Program fully funds students to study, research, or serve as an English teaching assistant abroad for a year (no teaching experience required!). During their year abroad, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing participants to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.

Past Augsburg students have been selected for Fulbright Awards to countries such as Czech Republic, South Korea, Ecuador, Malaysia, Peru, Turkey, Taiwan, and Germany (and more!), and 7 of this year’s applicants have been named semi-finalists. Augsburg’s focus on cross-cultural engagement and community involvement makes Auggies particularly strong candidates who are well-prepared to make the most of a Fulbright experience.

Join URGO for one of our Fulbright information sessions to learn more about the program and hear from past applicants. If you cannot make it to one of the sessions, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu or stop by Hagfors 101 to set up an appointment for April or May. The application opens in early April.

The competition is open to juniors, seniors, graduate students, and alumni in all fields, and a GPA of 3.4+ is considered competitive.

3rd International Conference on One Medicine One Science

submitted by prosserj@augsburg.edu

URGO has a limited number of awards ($175 each) to cover registration for iCOMOS 2018, a global forum on science and policy at the interface of environment, agriculture, and medicine. The event, April 29 – May 2, will feature keynotes by Nobel laureates, including Augsburg’s own Nobel laureate Peter Agre, and global thought leaders; scientific sessions covering agriculture’s influence on health and the environment; interactive sessions on precision medicine, science communication, and health policy; and panel discussions among researchers on emerging, zoonotic, and other infectious diseases.

Students must be full-time undergraduates and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application to be eligible. To apply, complete the online application available at https://goo.gl/forms/Mm0gjqTNP7jEsP5l1. Applications must be received by April 4.

Writing or Revising Something?

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

It is likely that you have papers, revisions, applications, personal statements, creative writing — something that is due soon — and tutors in the Augsburg Writing Lab are ready to help! 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. Here are the hours (note the adjustment for Easter):

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.

NOTE: The WL (and library) will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 30, and remain closed until Monday, April 2.

Questions? Contact Kathy Swanson, English

Study/Survey for Research Paper

submitted by crowa@augsburg.edu

Hello,

I’m writing a research paper for my Effective Writing class, and I would love to have people take 5-10 minutes to fill out a survey focusing on any divisions that you have faced at Augsburg. I’m looking for a great number of people to take it, and want very diverse results.

I want to emphasize that if any of the questions make you uncomfortable or are hard to answer, please remember to take some mental health time. I assure you that the responses are anonymous and that they will only be used as data for this paper.

This is the link where you can take it: https://goo.gl/forms/1G1yP0RrxqQBl8dx1

Thank you so much in advance!

Spring Blood Drive TODAY 10 – 4

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Memorial Blood Center will be on campus today for the annual spring blood drive. Due to weather conditions & illness this year, the amount of blood donations coming in has been very low. Many blood drives have been canceled & the opportunities to donate have become slim. The need for blood is constant; we are currently urgent on types O negative & A negative, but all types are needed. There are still spots open so please feel free to check on walk-in availability. The blood drive will be in East Commons from 10:00 – 4:00 pm. Let’s shoot for 100% of goal for donors and help save lives Auggies. If you are donating be sure to eat good meals, drink lots of water and bring a photo ID with you.

ALAS Contamination Clean up

submitted by degollad@augsburg.edu

This project will take place in Augsburg University – Murphy’s Square.

Augsburg Latin American Students (ALAS) will sign up Augsburg Students and Staff to engage in contamination clean up. The project consist in clean up trash/litter or any other physical contamination from Murphy’s Square and the surroundings. We will set up teams to go around campus and clean up after the snow has melted down. Our goals: Create environmental conscience, have a Cleaner Campus, Improve animal life, Inspire others to do the same, and Educate participants on the difference between Trash, Recycling, and Compost.

PARTICIPANTS WILL GET A T-SHIRT, A WATER BOTTLE, AND CHIPOTLE!

(Special Dietary request can be made upon request at ALAS@augsburg.edu)

Details:
Monday April 16, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 pm

As stated in ALAS constitution, if you participate in our volunteering event, you are eligible for active membership in our organization.

We hope to see you there!!

Sign up here!

Augsburg Psychology Alumni Panel, April 4th

submitted by ellenbuj@augsburg.edu

Join fellow students in welcoming back Augsburg psychology major Alumni. The alumni will be asked a series of questions about what each has done after their undergraduate time at Augsburg. Afterward there will be a Q & A session open for all students. This is a semi-formal, banquet styled event. Food will be provided. The event will be held on Wednesday April 4th in Hagfors 150 A & B. From 6:00pm to 6:30pm will be the dinner portion of the evening, with the panel discussion to follow until 7:30pm.

For any questions please contact ellenbuj@augsburg.edu

Gratitude Research: Participants Needed

submitted by harrisoo@augsburg.edu

My name is Owen Harrison, I am a Psychology student and I am completing a research project as part of an internship. I am researching gratitude, both how it works and why it works. I am looking for participants for my study. If you are interested in participating, please drop by Hagfors 275, the new Psychology lab, during any of the following times, Wednesday 2-6pm, or Thursday 4-6pm. Participants are eligiable to recieve 1 research credit or $5 for participants.

Please feel free to reach out via email (harrisoo@augsburg.edu) if you have any questions about the research or would like to set up a different time to complete the research.

University Course Survey faculty feedback

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

As discussed at the March 7 faculty meeting, the University Course Survey working group is looking for

1) Faculty feedback on additional domains or categories to consider when developing the survey form

2) Faculty to pilot the draft form this spring in their courses

To provide either of the above please fill out this Google Form
https://goo.gl/forms/Uh0AM8ULHxxHZvK03

For more information on the working group’s activities visit
http://go.augsburg.edu/wg2017

If you have questions please ask Scott Krajewski, krajewsk@augsburg.edu

Headline: AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application Deadline May 15, 2018

submitted by hertt@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2018-19 AugSTEM Scholars Program.

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 per student per year (differences in award amounts correspond to levels of financial need). Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:

-Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science,
environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)
-Within 5 semesters of graduating as of Fall 2018
-Major GPA of 3.0 or higher
-U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
-Demonstrated financial need via FAFSA

Application deadline: May 15, 2018 at midnight.

Incoming community college transfer students and Augsburg students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem/

Questions? Contact stem@augsburg.edu

U.S. Bank Women in Business Event

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

U.S. Bank is excited to invite you to the 3rd Annual Women in Business Event on Thursday, April 19th. This Unique opportunity is designed for students who are looking to gain valuable tips and insight on transitioning from school to the workplace. All majors and career interests are welcome to join us for an evening of food, networking, open dialogue and a dynamic panel discussion.

Where: Opus Hall Great Room, University of St. Thomas – Minneapolis Campus
What: Dinner and discussion with other young women in the workplace. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from high-potential young professionals at U.S. Bank, followed by small group discussion.

Spots are limited! Deadline April 5th

U.S. Bank Event Registration

Meet with a TIAA Retirement Advisor In April

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Take advantage of this on-campus opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

SIGN UP TODAY:
Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:
http://www.tiaa.org/schedulenow

Available dates and times:

Tuesday April 10 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Wednesday, April 11from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Thursday, April 12 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

For questions, please contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Support Professor Mzenga Wanyama

submitted by thompsoc@augsburg.edu

Current and former Augsburg students have created a GoFundMe campaign for Professor Mzenga Wanyama. All contributions will go toward supporting Professor Wanyama’s representation.

Unfortunately, ICE is currently threatening to remove him from this country and we must come together as a community to stand by him and his family during this difficult time.

Please check out his GoFundMe campaign and share this link on your social media platforms! Thank you for supporting Professor Wanyama!

https://www.gofundme.com/help-augsburg-prof-mzenga-wanyama

Volunteer Event: Second Harvest Heartland Calling all Auggies

submitted by paulsens@augsburg.edu

Calling all Auggies!

The Honors Program Pike House is hosting a volunteer event at Second Harvest Heartland. Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation’s largest, most efficient and most innovative hunger relief organizations. As volunteers we will be helping by sorting and packaging food. The event takes place on Saturday, April 14th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Transportation will be provided as will Pizza Luce after the event; we will meet at 8:20am for the bus. Please contact Bri Luetkahans at luetkahb@augsburg.edu with your first and last name, email, phone number, whether you are 18 or older, and any questions you may have. Spots are limited so act fast. More information will be sent closer to the event

Public Mission: Lessons from the EAST Program

submitted by eschenba@augsburg.edu

The Sabo Center’s Public Mission series features presentations and conversations on our institutional public purpose and the ways in which we work toward it. At this first Public Mission event, Audrey Lensmire, Associate Professor of Education, presents key lessons from the East African Student to Teacher program and explores how these lessons might apply to other diversity and inclusion efforts at Augsburg University.

Wednesday, March 28th
12:00-1:00pm
Oren Gateway Center 100

Since 2013 the EAST Program has been awarding full tuition scholarships to people of East African descent who wish to become licensed K-12 teachers. Funded by the state of Minnesota, EAST is nationally recognized for its efforts to diversify the teacher workforce. EAST’s success can be attributed to the committed and collaborative efforts by diverse stakeholders across campus and the local community.

Sabo Center events webpage

Volunteer for Holy Hoops Tournament

submitted by stolise@augsburg.edu

The Holy Hoops basketball tournament is happening Sunday, April 8th from 10:45 am to 6:40 pm. There are many opportunities to help volunteer for this event, including scorekeeper, timer, 3 point contest judge, and many more. If you would like to volunteer or want more information, please contact Lizz Stolis at stolise@augsburg.edu.

Thank you!

Volunteer sign-up sheet

ALAS Contamination Clean up

submitted by degollad@augsburg.edu

This project will take place in Augsburg University – Murphy’s Square.

Augsburg Latin American Students (ALAS) will sign up Augsburg Students and Staff to engage in contamination clean up. The project consist in clean up trash/litter or any other physical contamination from Murphy’s Square and the surroundings. We will set up teams to go around campus and clean up after the snow has melted down. Our goals: Create environmental conscience, have a Cleaner Campus, Improve animal life, Inspire others to do the same, and Educate participants on the difference between Trash, Recycling, and Compost.

PARTICIPANTS WILL GET A T-SHIRT, A WATER BOTTLE, AND CHIPOTLE!

(Special Dietary request can be made upon request at ALAS@augsburg.edu)

Details:
Monday April 16, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 pm

As stated in ALAS constitution, if you participate in our volunteering event, you are eligible for active membership in our organization.

We hope to see you there!!

Sing up Here!

Monday, April 2 A Two-Part Event Centered on Fair Trade

submitted by mattingl@augsburg.edu

East Commons, Christensen Center
Presented by the Augsburg Fair Trade Committee

11 – 12:00 PM Fair Trade Panel
Mark Lester, Co-Site Director, Nicaragua Campus
Ibrahim Keita, Professor, Economics
Marc McIntosh, Professor, MBA, Business Administration – Finance

12-12:30 PM Light lunch provided by A’viands (limited supply)

12:30-1:30 PM Witness for Peace, Tomás Membreño Perez
(Speaker will present in Spanish with English translation)

WFP Midwest is excited to announce the spring speaking tour with Honduran labor leader, Tomás Membreño Perez. Tomas is the president of STAS or the Agroindustrial Workers Union and the secretary of FESTAGRO, the Trade Union Federation of Agribusiness Workers. Both FESTAGRO and STAS represent the first trade union and union federation in Honduran history.

Flyer & RSVP

Ally Training I

submitted by aleshirn@augsburg.edu

When: Wed, March 28, 9am – 12pm
Where: Marshall Room

This workshop provides participants tools, skills, knowledge, and resources to be intentionally supportive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) communities. The workshop will cover definitions and terminology, tackle current issues and challenges facing LGBTQIA students, and practice skill-building scenarios, among other topics. Those who attend Ally Training will receive an ally placard that they may place on their door or in their office. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

To register, please click the link attached to this submission.

https://docs.google.com/a/augsburg.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXmvUARZx-T_OvAHllFf_vjMyXkhxGA3XrdNBEbsm06sds3w/viewform

Speaking of Sabbaticals Lunch with Laura Boisen

submitted by zobitz@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff are invited to join the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) for this special luncheon in the “Speaking of Sabbaticals” series. Laura Boisen, Professor of Social Work, will discuss her recent sabbatical leave scholarship.
Laura Boisen will describe three of her research projects that were started, continued, or completed during her sabbatical. This agenda includes projects related to intergroup dialogue, use of selves and ethical practice focused on dual relationships across cultures. If time permits, a discussion about managing multiple projects would also be welcomed.

Laura Boisen has been a professor in the social work department since 1996. The majority of Laura’s teaching is in the MSW program.

Speaking of Sabbaticals Lunch with Laura Boisen.
April 5th, 2018
12:00-1:00pm
Marshall Room

RSVP for Lunch

Deadlines looming? Find Help in the Writing Lab

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

It is likely that you have papers, revisions, applications, personal statements, creative writing — something that is due soon — and tutors in the Augsburg Writing Lab are ready to help! 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. Here are the hours (note the adjustment for Easter):

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.

NOTE: The WL (and library) will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 30, and remain closed until Monday, April 2.

Questions? Contact Kathy Swanson, English

Scrubs Camp Counselors Needed – Earn $500 for One Week

submitted by peacock@augsburg.edu

Counselors are needed to work at Metro Scrubs Camp at Augsburg from July 9 – July 13; 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM daily. Counselors earn $500 for the week. Metro Scrubs Camp provides opportunities for high school students from throughout the Twin Cities area to explore health careers by engaging in interactive sessions led by health care professionals. For the job description and application form, go to http://www.healthforceminnesota.org/students/scrubscamp_jobs.html. Questions? Contact Hli Vang at 612-330-1530; scrubscamp@augsburg.edu.

New Water Filling Stations Installed

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Thanks to the Environmental Action Committee, Batalden Convocation Fund, Environmental Stewardship Committee, and Facilities for making these three new water filling stations available in high-use areas!

Foss by #126
Oren Gateway first floor by the bathrooms
Kennedy fitness center in back corner

This is one more step in our commitment to #LoveLocalWater as we slowly make infrastructural improvements that make local water more accessible around campus.

CLASS Director and Disability Specialist Present to Career Center Professionals

submitted by mcgillik@augsburg.edu

Recently, Katie Lane, CLASS Disability Specialist, and Kathy McGillivray, CLASS Director, presented a workshop for the Minnesota College and University Career Services Association meeting held at the College of St. Benedict. The title was “Welcoming Students with Disabilities in Career Services.”

Thank you to 106 scholarship recipients, and 3 winners

submitted by youngs@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to three scholarship recipients who filled out a survey about their Augsburg experience and won a drawing to receive a $100 VISA gift card.

SeAnna Rochelle Johnson ’18 from New Hope, Minn.
Jason Scheeler ’18, from Minneapolis, Minn.
Breanna Young ’19 from St. Paul, Minn.

Thank you to all 106 donor-supported scholarship recipients who completed the survey last week. Each year more than 325 students, out of a student body of 3500+, receive scholarships that were started by individual and corporate donors who care about students, learning, and value the unique attributes of an Augsburg education. Each year we ask these students to share their Augsburg experience with these donors as a way to demonstrate that the donations are making a difference. This important partnership with Augsburg donors should not be overlooked. If you received a scholarship or other assistance from a donor and would like to thank them, please contact me.

Go Auggies!

Sherilyn Young
Donor Relations Coordinator
youngs@augsburg.edu

Partners in Excellence – Hiring Interns and Full-time workers

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Partners In Excellence is an autism therapy center that offers a set of effective treatment programs for children ages 1-10 years old diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Partners is an outpatient mental health clinic providing simulated environments that reflect real-life situations, enabling the children to work on their skills one-on-one or in small groups with trained behavior therapists. We are hiring for both summer internships and full-time permanent positions. All training is provided, and therapists get to work directly with children every day. Stop by the Christensen Center lobby from 10:30-1:00 on Tuesday, March 27th to learn more.

Blood Donors Needed Wednesday 3/28

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Due to weather conditions & illness this year, the amount of blood donations coming in has been very low. Many blood drives have been canceled & the opportunities to donate have become slim. The need for blood is constant; we are currently urgent on types O negative & A negative, but all types are needed. Many of you have already signed up to donate when Memorial Blood Center is on campus this Wednesday but we still have several spots open. Please consider donating and sign-up today at www.mbc.org/searchdrives. Enter sponsor code 0027. The blood drive will be Wednesday 3/28 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm in the East Commons. You can also call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to get a donation time as well. Let’s shoot for 100% Auggies. Please sign-up today!

http://www.mbc.org/searchdrives

Reminder: Feedback on Dr. Andrea Easter-Pilcher, dean candidate

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff are reminded and encouraged to provide feedback from any session or meeting with Dean of Arts & Sciences candidate, Dr. Andrea Easter-Pilcher. This form: https://goo.gl/forms/b28TBIpoyNNLBG3Y2 will remain open until 12:00 noon TODAY, Tuesday, March 27. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback!

AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application Deadline May 15, 2018

submitted by ricomec@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2018-19 AugSTEM Scholars Program.

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 per student per year (differences in award amounts correspond to levels of financial need). Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:

-Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science,
environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)
-Within 5 semesters of graduating as of Fall 2018
-Major GPA of 3.0 or higher
-U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
-Demonstrated financial need via FAFSA

Application deadline: May 15, 2018 at midnight.

Incoming community college transfer students and Augsburg students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem/

Questions? Contact stem@augsburg.edu

Description: University Course Survey faculty feedback

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

As discussed at the March 7 faculty meeting, the University Course Survey working group is looking for

1) Faculty feedback on additional domains or categories to consider when developing the survey form

2) Faculty to pilot the draft form this spring in their courses

To provide either of the above please fill out this Google Form
https://goo.gl/forms/Uh0AM8ULHxxHZvK03

For more information on the working group’s activities visit
http://go.augsburg.edu/wg2017

If you have questions please ask Scott Krajewski, krajewsk@augsburg.edu

Resume Review Drop-In Hours

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for an internship or summer job? Stop in for a 15 minute drop-in appointment (no need to schedule) at Strommen Career & Internship Services (located in Christensen across from Einstein’s) to have your resume reviewed by a Peer Adviser.

Mondays – Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fridays – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m.

Paideia Courses Summer 2018

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Looking for a summer class to take? Interested in improving your skills as a discussion participant and leader? The 29th annual Paideia Institute, July 23 – 27, 2018, will explore the question “Beauty Is. . . ?” This timely and timeless concept will be interrogated through seminar discussions on a variety of genres. Coaching activities will develop participants’ skill in facilitating democratic discussions in educational or professional settings.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: INS 255-A: Paideia Approach: Thinking, Talking, and Reading is a 4 credit course that includes the Paideia Institute, or EDC 498 Independent Study for 2 Credits. Register online through Records and Registration.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: ECS 543 can be taken for either 2 or 4 graduate semester credits and can be counted as an elective course in the MAE program. This course is not offered through the college Records and Registration site. Contact Rachel Lloyd at lloydr@augsburg.edu to register.

http://www.augsburg.edu/paideia/institute/

U.S. Bank Women in Business Event

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

U.S. Bank is excited to invite you to the 3rd Annual Women in Business Event on Thursday, April 19th. This Unique opportunity is designed for students who are looking to gain valuable tips and insight on transitioning from school to the workplace. All majors and career interests are welcome to join us for an evening of food, networking, open dialogue and a dynamic panel discussion.

Where: Opus Hall Great Room, University of St. Thomas – Minneapolis Campus
What: Dinner and discussion with other young women in the workplace. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from high-potential young professionals at U.S. Bank, followed by small group discussion.

Spots are limited! Deadline April 5th

U.S. Bank Event Registration

Workshop: Mental Health 101 for Educators

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Citizen Educators invites current students, alumni, faculty, and community members to join us Thursday, March 29, 4-5:30 p.m, Oren Gateway Center Room 114, for a workshop facilitated by Mental Health Minnesota.

The workshop will provide an overview of the history of mental health care, signs and symptoms of mental illness, recovery, how to support students who are living with a mental illness, and resources educators can provide to their students. 2 clock hours will be available to educators for license renewal. This event is free and open to the public.

Meet with a TIAA Retirement Advisor In April

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Take advantage of this on-campus opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

SIGN UP TODAY:
Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:
http://www.tiaa.org/schedulenow

Available dates and times:

Tuesday April 10 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Wednesday, April 11from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Thursday, April 12 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

For questions, please contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Vote Cody Thompson & Lourdes Juarez for Student Body President & Vice President

submitted by thompsoc@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies!

We are so excited to announce our candidacy to become Augsburg University’s next Student Body President & Vice President!!

Our mission is to empower students to find their passion through connection and collaboration with other students, faculty, staff and community members. We seek to encourage students to use their voice to enact change on campus. Together we can create a community where everyone feels heard, valued, and represented.

We would love to hear more about how we can better serve your needs as Augsburg students! Please fill out the Student Feedback form below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ffiJNb7P-KCr8Gbmi4PxZZ76HwhE_TFe9-aGgBBQ5uk/edit

Thank you all for your love and support! It means a lot to us!

#UnityInAction

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for March

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

Campus Cupboard Hours

submitted by nguyenj@augsburg.edu

Campus Cupboard 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. Check our hours on our Google Calendar; it will have the most current open hours for the Cupboard.

Also, don’t forget that we will be giving out bagels and other foods on Wednesday and Friday. Please stop by and grab a few food items!

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

Google Calendar

Vote Cody Thompson & Lourdes Juarez for Student Body President & Vice President

submitted by thompsoc@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies!

We are so excited to announce our candidacy to become Augsburg University’s next Student Body President & Vice President!!

Our mission is to empower students to find their passion through connection and collaboration with other students, faculty, staff and community members. We seek to encourage students to use their voice to enact change on campus. Together we can create a community where everyone feels heard, valued, and represented.

We would love to hear more about how we can better serve your needs as Augsburg students! Please fill out the Student Feedback form below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ffiJNb7P-KCr8Gbmi4PxZZ76HwhE_TFe9-aGgBBQ5uk/edit

Thank you all for your love and support! It means a lot to us!

#UnityInAction

Five Auggies qualify for undergraduate research conference

submitted by lapakko@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to Alyson Astleford, Rose Hathaway, Sarah Van Sickle, Madeline Rost, and Miranda Rasmussen, all of whose papers were selected for the St. Thomas Undergraduate Research Conference in Communication Studies. This conference is being held at St. Thomas on Friday, April 20 and features papers from more than a dozen area schools.

Deadlines Looming? Find Help in the Writing Lab

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

It is likely that you have papers, revisions, applications, personal statements, creative writing — something that is due soon — and tutors in the Augsburg Writing Lab are ready to help! 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. Here are the hours (note the adjustment for Easter):

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.

NOTE: The WL (and library) will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 30, and remain closed until Monday, April 2.

Questions? Contact Kathy Swanson, English

Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat

submitted by vanceb@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, May 16 – Friday, May 18
Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat
Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix, MN

Do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write / work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat. We ask that you commit to being present on all three days of the event. Our time begins at 1pm on Wednesday and ends at 1pm on Friday. Space is limited to full-time faculty members.

Reserve your spot today!

Questions? Visit our website http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/ or contact us at ctl@augsburg.edu

RSVP Here

Calling all scholarship Faculty Scholarship Display

submitted by zobitz@augsburg.edu

Join us for the Faculty Scholarship Display on Friday, April 27 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Foss Atrium, prior to the Faculty Recognition Luncheon.

Faculty interested in displaying their scholarship should RSVP in advance of the event (and no later than April 20) at the link below. Questions may directed to John Zobitz (zobitz@augsburg.edu) or Nishesh Chalise (chalise@augsburg.edu). All participating faculty should arrive by 11:30 a.m. to set up.

https://tinyurl.com/facultyScholarship2018

Speaking of Sabbaticals Lunch with Laura Boisen

submitted by zobitz@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff are invited to join the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) for this special luncheon in the “Speaking of Sabbaticals” series. Laura Boisen, Professor of Social Work, will discuss her recent sabbatical leave scholarship.
Laura Boisen will describe three of her research projects that were started, continued, or completed during her sabbatical. This agenda includes projects related to intergroup dialogue, use of selves and ethical practice focused on dual relationships across cultures. If time permits, a discussion about managing multiple projects would also be welcomed.

Laura Boisen has been a professor in the social work department since 1996. The majority of Laura’s teaching is in the MSW program.

Speaking of Sabbaticals Lunch with Laura Boisen.
April 5th, 2018
12:00-1:00pm
Marshall Room

RSVP for Lunch

Thanks to 106 scholarship recipients, 3 winners

submitted by youngs@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to three scholarship recipients who filled out a survey about their Augsburg experience and won a drawing to receive a $100 VISA gift card.

SeAnna Rochelle Johnson ’18 from New Hope, Minn.
Jason Scheeler ’18, from Minneapolis, Minn.
Breanna Young ’19 from St. Paul, Minn.

Each year more than 325 students, out of a student body of 3500+, receive scholarships that were started by individual and corporate donors who care about students, learning, and value the unique attributes of an Augsburg education. Each year we ask these students to share their Augsburg experience with these donors as a way to demonstrate that the donations are making a difference.

Thank you to all 106 scholarship recipients who completed the survey last week and a big thank you to all scholarship donors for paying it forward. Go Auggies!

Sherilyn Young
Donor Relations Coordinator

Fair Trade Event, Monday, April 2

submitted by mattingl@augsburg.edu

A Two-Part Event Centered on Fair Trade
East Commons, Christensen Center
Presented by the Augsburg Fair Trade Committee

11 – 12:00 PM Fair Trade Panel
Mark Lester, Co-Site Director, Nicaragua Campus
Ibrahim Keita, Professor, Economics
Marc McIntosh, Professor, MBA, Business Administration – Finance

12-12:30 PM Light lunch provided by A’viands (limited supply)

12:30-1:30 PM Witness for Peace, Tomas Membreño Perez
(Speaker will present in Spanish with English translation)

WFP Midwest is excited to announce the spring speaking tour with Honduran labor leader, Tomas Membreño Perez. Tomas is the president of STAS or the Agroindustrial Workers Union and the secretary of FESTAGRO, the Trade Union Federation of Agribusiness Workers. Both FESTAGRO and STAS represent the first trade union and union federation in Honduran history.

RSVP

TODAY: Dean of Arts and Sciences candidate on campus

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Dr. Andrea Easter-Pilcher, candidate for the Dean of Arts and Sciences position is on campus TODAY, Monday, March 26. Her public presentation will be held in the Marshall Room, from 2:30-3:30 pm. Faculty and staff are invited to take advantage of opportunities to meet with Dr. Easter-Pilcher, and are strongly encouraged to provide feedback on perceived strengths and weaknesses, using the feedback form: https://goo.gl/forms/gk6TnCxJ7IVNe74z1. Access to the feedback form will close at 12:00 noon tomorrow, March 27.

Dr. Andrea Easter-Pilcher CV

3rd International Conference on One Medicine One Science

submitted by kipper@augsburg.edu

URGO has a limited number of awards ($175 each) to cover registration for iCOMOS 2018, a global forum on science and policy at the interface of environment, agriculture, and medicine. The event, April 29 – May 2, will feature keynotes by Nobel laureates, including Augsburg’s own Nobel laureate Peter Agre, and global thought leaders; scientific sessions covering agriculture’s influence on health and the environment; interactive sessions on precision medicine, science communication, and health policy; and panel discussions among researchers on emerging, zoonotic, and other infectious diseases.

Students must be full-time undergraduates and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application to be eligible. To apply, complete the online application available at https://goo.gl/forms/Mm0gjqTNP7jEsP5l1. Applications must be received by April 4.

Event TODAY: Short-term Study Abroad

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

TODAY – faculty & staff tabling in Christensen Center lobby to showcase all of the short-term study abroad/away options available for the 2018/19 academic year! Come learn about these programs:

· From Roots to Rap: Islam in America

· Faith, Vocation, and Social Change in Central America

· Space Mountain: Astronomy in Hawaii

· Innovation & Design in the Netherlands: Past & Present

· Art Performing Social Change in Puerto Rico

· Psychology and Education in Slovenia

· Music Therapy in China

See you today in CC from 10:30 – 12:30.

For more study abroad/away information

New Director of Facilities

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Please welcome Doug Shellum the new Facilities Director at Augsburg University! Doug has many years experience in facilities management and commercial real estate services. More recently he has led facilities at Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota and RESOURCE, Inc. in St. Paul.

Doug has a bachelors degree from the Carlson School of Management and is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Real Property Administrator (RPA). He is also a past board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities and Campfire USA.

Doug joins the Augsburg team on Monday March 26th. His office is located in the lower level of Foss (Room 17) in the Facilities Office suite. Please stop by and welcome him to Augsburg.

Go Auggies!

Beth Reissenweber
Vice President of Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer