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Not A Lot of Time Remains to Visit the WL Tutors

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 :

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.

Nominations being accepted for CTL Faculty Fellows

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is looking for two faculty members interested in serving as CTL Fellows. CTL Faculty Fellows assist the CTL Director in designing and organizing programs with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning at Augsburg. Fellows are also eligible for additional travel funds to spend on professional development. Nominations, both self and of your peers, should include a brief statement addressing why you would like (or why you are nominating your colleague) to serve as a CTL Fellow. Please submit all nominations to ctl@augsburg.edu by noon, April 13th.

Academic Skills Coaching and Tutoring Support – Finals

submitted by yangc2@augsburg.edu

Students, are you looking for strategies and resources to help prepare for finals?

Faculty, do you have students who could use help learning study strategies and/or organizing to prepare for final projects, papers, and/or exam?

Academic Skills Coaches are available through the Academic Skills Office. Academic Skills Coaches work with students to develop effective study habits and skills specifically designed for academic success. Coaches offer comprehensive academic support including:

· Time management/organization
· Note taking
· Textbook reading
· Study strategies
· Test preparation
· Motivation/procrastination

Academic Skills Coaches also work with students to identify potential obstacles to college success and help to connect students to campus resources including our free Supplemental Instruction (SI) and tutoring support as needed. To learn more about Academic Skills Coaching and/or tutoring services, visit our website at www.augsburg.edu/acskills or call/stop by the Gage Center (2nd floor of the Lindell Library, 612-330-1470) to schedule an appointment with an Academic Skills Coach.

Four Days in May Center for Teaching and Learning

submitted by vanceb@augsburg.edu

FOUR DAYS IN MAY
Presented by Augsburg University Center for Teaching and Learning

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

Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat
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!

Paideia Summer Courses 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/

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.

Last Day for Available Funding for iCOMOS: The Science Behind One Health

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 TODAY April 4th.

General Announcements

Attention Supervisors: Summer Student Employment

submitted by michaem2@augsburg.edu

As we approach the end of the spring semester and the beginning of summer, we would like to remind people with student employees to submit hire forms for any students who will be working during the summer. This will include new students working over the summer. Summer employment begins April 29th, 2018 and ends on September 1st, 2018.

Current supervisors will receive an email from HR at the end of this week with more information. Please contact HR with any questions.

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.

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.

Employers tabling today

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Stop by the Christensen Center lobby between 10:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m. to visit with the following employers. They are seeking to hire part-time and full-time employees.

1) Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Our Minneapolis stations are WCCO-AM, KMNB-FM (BUZ’N), and KZJK-FM (JACK). Some positions we have currently open are our Promotions Assistant Part-time (work based on your own availability at events), Account Executives (develop & sell advertising & marketing campaigns), and Digital Project Manager (work with sales and clients on supporting their digital needs).

2) Youth Frontiers, a non profit organization that facilitates transformative character-building retreats for schools, is looking for great people. People who are wanting to make a difference in our world by investing in our mission of building positive school communities where all students can thrive socially, emotionally, and academically. People who can rock a mic, connect with kids, lead games and share stories from the heart. People with incredible talent who want to work at an organization that emphasizes culture and community.

Faculty and Staff Grants for Sesquicentennial Projects

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

The Sesquicentennial Academic Sub-Committee is looking for project ideas and project leaders that will make the celebration of our Sesquicentennial year a special year for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Augsburg. Funds are available for evocative projects of all kinds that reflect Augsburg’s mission, academic excellence and community. The 150th anniversary will be celebrated between Homecoming 2019 and Homecoming 2020. Our aim is to have all Sesquicentennial projects identified by Spring 2018.

Submission Instructions:
Please submit all completed applications through the Google form (https://goo.gl/forms/VW53VqWyuJSV5xMc2). The links to the form will be on the Academic Affairs website (http://inside.augsburg.edu/academicaffairs/resources/budget-compensation-personnel/augsburg-university-sesquicentennial-grant-call-for-proposals/) and Sesquicentennial website (http://www.augsburg.edu/150/). Applications are due April 15, 2018 for consideration.

Contact Darcey Engen for more information. engen@augsburg.edu

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.

Vote Lourdes Juarez and Natalya Arevalo for Student Body President and Vice President

submitted by villagra@augsburg.edu

Lourdes and Natalya are extremely dedicated to high levels of community satisfaction while advocating for diversity and inclusion. They plan to instill a sense of agency within students to join an ever expanding community of progressive ideals; they seek to make a point of the students power. Please make sure to come and vote as every vote matters.

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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

Use Your Spanish Skills for Good

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 18th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 2nd – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 15th – 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:

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Volunteer With Us

Extended Study Abroad Deadlines

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Missed your chance to go abroad this fall? Not quite!

Applications are STILL OPEN for Augsburg’s Study Center fall semester programs in Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa.

Why choose an Augsburg Study Center program? Earn Augsburg credits, complete multiple LAF graduation requirements, get an Augsburg experience abroad, and receive an automatic $1,500 scholarship!

Our programs are nationally-known, focus on peace, social justice, and community engagement. Southern Africa & Mexico also offer internships.

More information and apply at:

Faculty Senate statement on Professor Wanyama

submitted by kidd@augsburg.edu

The Faculty Senate of Augsburg University wishes to express our unanimous and unconditional support for our friend and colleague, Professor Mzenga Wanyama. We urge all those who care about Professor Wanyama to consider signing the petition on his behalf at https://www.change.org/p/augsburg-university-support-augsburg-professor-mzenga-wanyama.

Cap & Gown/Regalia

submitted by hendricb@augsburg.edu

Graduation regalia at the bookstore will be available for purchase at the Grad Fair next Wednesday, April 11th, until commencement. Due to the inclement weather around the country, our shipments of regalia have been delayed. We apologize for any inconvenience, but our hoping to see the shipments this week for the Grad Fair next week. We will send out an announcement in A-mail as soon as the regalia is ready for purchase.

Thank you.

Event Announcements

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

Womxn in Charge Event

submitted by ahmeds11@augsburg.edu

Come join WFPC, AWE, ADSG, SRJ and ASAC this Saturday April 7th from 3-4:30 pm at Hagfors 150 for our first annual Womxn In Charge event. This will be a time where we celebrate women who have been excelling in their fields not just within our communities but nationwide. We are having panel speakers that range from entrepreneurship, STEM, to a judge. We welcome Augsburg students, faculty, staff and community members. Don’t miss out!

https://www.facebook.com/events/169255810553356/

Garbage Gala come for free food and learn about proper waste disposal

submitted by kundelh@augsburg.edu

Garbage gala is happening in honor of Earth Week on Thursday April 19th at 6pm in the East Commons of Christensen Center. Come for a full meal (gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options will be available), and to hear from a panel of experts! At the dinner you will be able to learn about proper waste disposal, especially how to compost and recycle.

Mixed Tape

submitted by mosquedm@augsburg.edu

Mixed tape is a performative mix tape about multiracial identity. What does it mean to be mixed race in a society built on the rigid construction of race categories? How do these experiences shape people of mixed race? Through talented multiracial and multi-cultural performers, Mixed Tape aims to provide some answers to these, but is also not afraid to leave the audience questioning their preconceived notions. This one night only performance will take place on Friday, April 13th at 7:00 pm in the Foss Studio.

Meet with a TIAA Retirement Advisor Next Week

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.

Augsburg Psychological Alumni Panel- TODAY

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

Focused Conversation on Experiential Education: Next Week

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

The April Focused Conversation will feature Elaine Eschenbacher, director at Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship. Expand and integrate experiential learning opportunities to advance our efforts as a leader in experiential education.

April 10, 2 p.m., Oren 100 
April 11, 12:30 p.m., Oren 100

See the Inside Augsburg calendar or All Hands schedule for times and locations as well as to add a session to your calendar.

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