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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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

General Announcements

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

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

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.

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!

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.

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

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

Event Announcements

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/

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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.

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