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Finals Week Tutoring

submitted by lornn@augsburg.edu

All Supplemental Instruction and Drop-in Tutoring will be ending on the last week of classes unless otherwise stated. Please check in with your course instructor, the course Moodle page, or the link below to see if Supplemental Instruction or Drop-in Tutoring will be offered during finals week for your course.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AgtyLxWgg_JUbTe8R4Hm526md1D1xFKKvjpjnZox2zs/edit?usp=sharing

Faculty Moodle Gradebook Reminder

submitted by tensen@augsburg.edu

As we approach the end of the term, ensuring the accuracy of your Moodle Gradebook becomes even more important than usual. Please be advised that by default, only non-empty grades in the Moodle Gradebook are aggregated, so if a student hasn’t submit work, entering a zero (or other minimum score) will ensure their missing work is reflected in their course total. If students have not submitted an assignment, instructors need to insert a 0 (rather than leaving the place blank) to affect the final grade. There is a quick way to add zeros for all students who haven’t already been given a grade for a particular activity (including forums)–see http://go.augsburg.edu/bulkzero

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.

Someone else does the cooking – You focus on your scholarship

submitted by pippert@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/

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General Announcements

Donate gently used athletic shoes and equipment

submitted by ribeiro@augsburg.edu

The Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science Department is collecting gently used athletic shoes and athletic equipment (balls, bats, gloves, yard games, etc) to donate to the Cedar Riverside School and Sports Check it Out program. A donation box will be kept on the 3rd Floor of Kennedy Center by the office suite until April 20th. Please help our neighbors to continue to be physically active

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

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.

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for April -Final Auggie Pride Month for the School Year

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

Postponed: ALAS Contamination Clean up (Free Chipotle)

submitted by degollad@augsburg.edu

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED BECAUSE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS.

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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.

DATE: TBD
LOCATION: MURPHY’S SQUARE

Sign up here!

Free Tickets for Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2018

submitted by mangana@augsburg.edu

Our 30th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum will take place at Augsburg University on September 13-15, 2018.
Tickets are FREE for our Augsburg community including students, faculty and staff, and we encourage ticket reservations before the end of this spring semester.
Please visit our website for more information regarding the upcoming event at peace.augsburg.edu. Registration can also be placed via tickets.augsburg.edu.

We aim to repeat a successful event come September and hope you will join Augsburg University in honoring the work of President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia (2016 laureate) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) (2017 laureate).

This year’s theme The Paradox of Peace will include plenaries, keynotes and breakout sessions related to tensions between conflict and reconciliation, between justice and forgiveness, between hope and fear, and will highlight the laureates’ successful accomplishments navigating these paradoxes.

Schedule as follows:
September 13: Community Action Workshops/Dialogues
September 14: Honoring the work of President Santos — all classes will take place at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum
September 15: Honoring the work of ICAN

In the coming weeks, our interns are scheduled to visit classrooms to share updates about the Forum and assist with any questions regarding the ticketing process. We invite faculty members who are interested in such a visit, to contact Camila Payan at payanrm@augsburg.edu, to reserve a time and date. In addition, Frankie Shackelford, Professor Emerita of Norwegian (shack@augsburg.edu), is available to assist with finding connections between the Forum content and courses scheduled for fall semester.

Questions regarding ticketing should be directed to Jami Kadolph at kadolph@augsburg.edu

ACR Homes – Hiring Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

ACR Homes Hiring Bash
Are you looking for a Spring, Summer or Fall job/internship? Gain great experience as an undergraduate student or while taking a gap year! Attend our event to learn about our open full-time or part-time flexible positions, and our career level salaried positions. Walk-in interviews will be available. Enjoy free food, live music, a free buffet, $100 gift card drawings every hour starting at 3:30pm, and a study space. Thursday, April 19th from 3pm – 7pm at J. Arthur’s Coffee (2441 Rice St. Roseville)

Funeral service information for Campus Pastor Emeritus Dave Wold

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

A visitation for Campus Pastor Emeritus Dave Wold will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Avenue South in St. Paul, on Wednesday, April 18, from 5-7 p.m.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, April 19, at 11 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery, 803 West Larpenteur Avenue, Roseville, MN.

See the Karvonen Funeral Home site for additional information and service details.

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

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Use Your Spanish Skills for Good & Earn Extra $

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 those who wish to be paid rather than volunteer, email froehlic@augsburg.edu. If you wish to volunteer, or use the calendar on the link below to choose your dates:

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