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Des Moines University Information Session

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

Anna Cruz, Recruitment and Admissions Specialist, will provide information on Des Moines University’s clinical programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physician assistant studies, and physical therapy as well as non-clinical master’s programs in anatomy, biomedical science, public health and health care administration.

Tuesday, March 20
11 am – 12 pm
101A Hagfors Center

For questions or to schedule an individual appointment with Anna, contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

PA Information Session

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

Join URGO to hear from the Augsburg PA Studies program about prerequisites, experiences, and writing a compelling personal statement for a competitive application. Alumni will also share information on how they successfully gained admission and their experiences in PA school.

Wednesday, March 21
6 – 7:30 pm
150A Hagfors Center

Contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu with questions or to RSVP. Dinner will be provided.

General Announcements

Congratulations—Outstanding Staff Award Recipients

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

The winners of the 2018 Outstanding Staff awards are:

Outstanding Newcomer Award:
Emily Reinert, Strommen Career and Internship Center

Outstanding Staff Awards:
Sarah Cash-Darvell, University Events
Kris Connell, Athletics Facilities
David Hamilton, Center for Global Education and Experience
Ron Kurpiers, Library
Joe Mann, Marketing and Communications

Learn more about the Outstanding Staff Awards

Open Position in the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work

submitted by michaem2@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Center for Meaningful Work has an open position for a Temporary Career and Internship Specialist. This position is being posted internally and can be accessed through Inside Augsburg under On-Campus Student Jobs. Please contact Morgan Michaelson from Human Resources with any questions.

Volunteer Opportunity for Spanish Speakers

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Judge Spanish Debate! No Prior Experience Needed

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a nonprofit of Augsburg University. We provide debate programming to over 750 students in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, including our nearly 100 Spanish Debate League students.

We’re looking for debate judges for 3 tournaments this spring:

Wednesday April 19th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 3rd – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 16th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM

Judges will observe rounds conducted completely in Spanish, determine winners for each round, and provide comments to help students improve their reading, critical thinking and Spanish language skills.

Participation in debate helps students improve their academic skills, including reading comprehension and critical thinking, and increases their confidence. Be a part of creating these outcomes for our Spanish Debate League students!

For more information, email udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu or use the calendar on the link below to choose your dates to volunteer:

Volunteer With Us

Mexico: Summer study abroad program

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Earn language, Art, Keystone, or Internship credit in Mexico this summer:
AUGSBURG CGEE IN MEXICO: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN MEXICO

CGEE in Mexico offers five 3 1/2 week sessions (blocks) focusing on Spanish language and Mexican culture in which students can take one course per session, and take up to five courses throughout the summer. This community-based program includes homestays, a trip to Mexico City, optional weekend excursions, and numerous guest speakers designed to help students learn about history, culture, and contemporary struggles for peace, justice, and human rights.

Spanish language courses at all levels beginning to advanced, as well as specialized Spanish courses in Business Spanish, Spanish for Ministry, and Spanish for Healthcare Professionals can be combined with internships in those fields to create a truly customized summer experience.

2018 PROGRAM DATES
The summer is organized into five blocks, you may take anywhere from one to five blocks. Students who wish to take an internship must enroll for at least two blocks:
Block I: May 2-27
Block II: May 23-June 17 (KEY 490 offered only during Block II)
Block III: June 13-July 8
Block IV: July 5-29
Block V: July 25-August 19

Applications are due March 15, 2018

Scholarships are available!

Students eligible for Summer Pell Grants, may apply the summer grant funds to this program if they attend at least two Blocks.

Email abroad@augsburg.edu, or come and talk to the Study Abroad/Away Office for more details! We are located in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Check here for program details, scholarship info, and application

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

Event Announcements

Spring Blood Drive Donors Needed

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Memorial Blood Center will be on campus for our annual spring blood drive on Wednesday 3/28 from 10 – 4 pm in the East Commons. Please consider make a donation and helping save lives. You can sign up for a donation time online at www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 0027 or you can call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to schedule a time.

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.

Auggies please help and sign up today!!

http://www.mbc.org/searchdrives

Tuesday, March 13th: Learn about Social Security

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

In a one-of-a-kind, special event: Rhonda Whiteneck, Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration will present a comprehensive look at Social Security benefits and the role they play in retirement. The presentation will include a look at how your age at retirement affects your benefits, who else is eligible to receive a benefit, and how you enroll. In addition, Rhonda will discuss Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, touching on penalties, creditable drug coverage and how Medicare affects HSA participation.

Not sure if you should attend? Are you planning to retire – soon or sometime in the future? Do you have parents, friends, etc. who will be retiring and could use a few pointers? Are you unsure how your and your spouse’s Medicare benefits coordinate? Do you have an HSA and wonder what will happen to it when you reach Medicare eligibility age? If you answered yes to any of these, this seminar is for you!​

When: March 13th from 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: Hagfors 150A

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!

Interfaith Engagement: a Palestinian Christian Perspective

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Faculty, Staff, and Students – you are invited to attend an evening of conversation with Bishop Munib Younan. In 2018, Bishop Younan retired as Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and completed his 7 year term as President of the Lutheran World Federation. Bishop Younan is a global leader in inter-religious relationships and the pursuit of a just peace between Israel and Palestine.

This event, “Interfaith Engagement: a Palestinian Christian Perspective”, will take place on Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 PM in Oren Gateway Center Room 100.

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!
Link to full Bio – https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_HBJ4kpH81SY0R5V2hHWm9adGxYazFrTVE0RlEtbV95NXRv/view?usp=sharing

Mexica New Year: Volunteer With ALAS

submitted by degollad@augsburg.edu

Mexica New Year: This family-friendly, cultural festival celebrates and honors the diverse beautiful cultures of indigenous peoples of the Twin Cities. Hosted by Indigenous Roots in partnership with local dance and drum circles, artists, community organizations and businesses.

COME AND HELP BY VOLUNTEERING WITH ALAS. Volunteers may be asked to help with tabling, clean up, set up, activity facilitator, etc.

March 10, 2018
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Johnson Senior High School (Saint Paul, Minnesota)
1349 Arcade St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

More details in the RSVP form.

RSVP HERE

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