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Considering Grad School? Register Now For On-Campus GRE Prep Course

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

Applying to graduate school this fall or fall 2019? Most masters and doctoral programs, as well as some health professional schools, require the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) for admission. GRE Prep is offered this summer on campus through the Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity. You’ll learn the most effective ways tackle the Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing sections on the GRE.

The course meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-8 PM for four and a half weeks (May 14th – June 18th). The cost is only $125, which includes the official GRE test-prep book and a 6-month subscription to the online study tool, Magoosh; this is a fraction of the cost when compared to similar classroom GRE prep courses offered by Kaplan or the Princeton Review who charge over $1,000.

New this year, students can also earn a full-refund scholarship! Those who attend 9 of the 10 classes (including the final practice test), will receive a full refund for the course!

Students, Alum who graduated from Augsburg, and staff are also welcome to register.

Register now at the URGO website: http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/grad/gre-prep/

Questions? Contact the URGO Office at urgo@augsburg.edu or x1446.

Last Call for CTL Faculty Fellow Nominations – Noon TODAY

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.

Only One More Week of Class: Find 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 very 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.

General Announcements

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

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!

Event Announcements

2018 Zyzzogeton Research Symposium

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Zyzzogeton Research Symposium
Hosted by URGO, McNair, and STEM Programs

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018
3:00-4:30pm
Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion

Augsburg University celebrates the creativity and scholarship of undergraduate students with its annual Zyzzogeton festival. The festival falls at the end of each academic year and is a culmination of achievement featuring work across departments. Over 70 students participate each year, showcasing their research. A “zyzzogeton” is a green leaf-hopper as well as the last word in the Webster Collegiate Dictionary, which is a fitting symbol to mark the end of the academic year. The public is welcome, so please come join us for this exciting event!

Visit http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/zyzzogeton/ for more information and for a full list of research abstracts.

Garbage Gala: Get a Free Meal and learn about proper waste disposal

submitted by kundelh@augsburg.edu

Augsburg TriBeta and EAC have teamed up to present the first-ever “Garbage Gala”! The event will be taking place in The East Commons in Christensen Center at 6:00pm on Thursday April 19th. The Garbage Gala will include a Vegetarian buffet (FREE) and will feature a few panelists from Hennepin County, a Zero-waste consulting company, and Allyson Green. We will have a demonstration to show which items are compostable, which are recyclable, and what should be “trashed” as well as prizes!

Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Convocation

submitted by posch@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
10:00 am
Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Hall

Dr. Vicki Grassian presents:
What is in the air we breathe? The atmosphere is composed of gases such as oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. Other gases are present at much lower concentrations and include ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and formaldehyde just to name a few. nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides and formaldehyde just to name a few. Besides these gases, there is something else in the air we breathe, tiny microscopic particles called aerosols. Not just the aerosol that comes from spray cans that you are all probably familiar with but this talk will focus on any liquid or solid particles that is suspended in the air, which is the definition of an aerosol. These tiny particles come from many sources and can impact the Earth’s climate and human health in ways we are just starting to understand

more information

Latinx Recognition Banquet

submitted by benitezk@augsburg.edu

Hey Everyone!
We would like to invite everyone and their families to our end of the year Celebration. We want to recognize our amazing Latinx students here at Augsburg University.

We will be recognizing the following areas of students;
Graduating Seniors
New ALAS Board
Old ALAS Board
Outstanding ALAS/Latinx students
and many more…

Our amazing DJ Miguel will be closing us out with an hour of dance!!

Mark your calendars and RSVP! The Latinx Recognition Banquet is near so if you are interested to attend please make sure you RSVP!

Saturday, April 21st, 2018
10:30am – 2pm
Hagfors 150

http://evite.me/byYdCcVxpV

Funding to Attend IoT Fuse Conference on May 3rd

submitted by ricomec@augsburg.edu

What is IoT? IoT, or Internet of Things, is a network of physical devices embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity that enables these devices to connect and exchange data. These physical devices can be everything from cell phones, coffee makers, washing machines, Bluetooth headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of.

Based in Minneapolis, IoT Fuse is a a robust community of IoT practitioners, developers and makers who strive to build a deeper understanding of where the Internet of Things is today, where it is headed in the future, and how IoT associated technologies and use cases can be used to improve the physical world in which we live.

The IoT Fuse: Conference is an event that features a variety of exhibits, speakers and interesting sessions, with the aim of “fusing together” both engineers, developers and the technical crowd, with the marketing, business, finance and art crowd. This one of a kind event draws people from all over the country.

The 2018 IoTFuse: Conference will be held on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

For more information, go to: https://www.iotfuse.com/conference2018/

A registration fee is required. Before April 20th the fee is $50, after this date the price will increase to $70. Students may apply to STEM Programs using this form in order to receive funding to attend.

Go to form: https://goo.gl/forms/gOTRiO3bo2G9kcrL2

STEM Programs can only cover a certain amount of registration fees, so funding is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be accepted until April 19, or until funding is all allocated. Feel free to send any questions to stem@augsburg.edu.

Campus Gathering in Memory of Pastor Dave Wold

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

We learned today that Campus Pastor Emeritus Dave Wold passed away last night. Pastor Dave touched the lives of thousands of Auggies in his decades of service at Augsburg. President Pribbenow will be sharing an email message with all faculty and staff today, and Pastor Sonja Hagander will reach out to the family to offer support.

This morning, the community is invited to gather in Hoversten Chapel following our daily chapel service (10:55 a.m.), for a brief time of remembrance, prayer, and song.

Information about memorial services will be shared on A-mail once we know the family’s plan. Our sympathies go out to Cathy Wold and Dave’s family, as well as all the Auggies — on campus and around the world — whose lives were touched by Pastor Dave.

ALAS Contamination Clean up (Free Chipotle)

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!

Keeping Track of Auggies

Professor Milo Schield Named American Statistical Association Fellow

submitted by boeh@augsburg.edu

Professor Schield has been named as a 2018 inductee fellow for his work on statistical literacy. He was nominated by Professor Carl Lee of Central Michigan University for his efforts on behalf of statistical literacy efforts particularly for non-quantitative majors. The award will be formally acknowledged this summer on July 31 in Vancouver, Canada during the Joint Statistical Meetings award ceremony. Congratulations to Professor Schield!

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Spanish Opportunity for Pay with the Minnesota Urban Debate League

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 are paying student judges $55 for those who judge all three rounds at a tournament. We’re looking for debate judges for 3 tournaments this spring, with maximum earning potential of $165:

Wednesday April 18th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 2nd – 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 froehlic@augsburg.edu or use the calendar on the link below to choose your dates to volunteer:

Judge for Us