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4-Days in May – RSVP Today

submitted by pippert@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

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Apply to be an AugSem Student Leader

submitted by dupont@augsburg.edu

Apply to be an AugSem Student Leader! We are looking for students who want to be peer mentors for first-year students in their AugSem class. Student Leaders work closely with faculty and students to ensure first-year students have a smooth transition to college. Applications can be found on Inside Augsburg under On-Campus Student Jobs.

Five students receive Fulbright awards, one named alternate

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

7 Augsburg seniors were named Fulbright Semi-Finalists this year! 5 were granted an award and 1 named an Alternate.

Kaylee Gueltzow (English Secondary Education & German): Kaylee will be an ETA in Germany where she also plans to organize a book club to spark conversation about the U.S.

Lyle Nyberg (Biology, Chemistry, & Mathematics): Lyle was named an Alternate to Zambia. Lyle applied to do research on malaria transmission at the Southern and Central Africa International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research.

Maddy Oswood (Spanish & Mathematics): Maddy will be an ETA in Spain where she also hopes to start an after-school art club where students can learn about both American and Spanish art.

Jubilee Prosser (Biology): Jubilee will be conducting public health research investigating the barriers to a sense of ownership of at-home water purification technologies in Kenya. She also plans to volunteer at the Maua Methodist Hospital in hygiene and water education for kids.

Blair Stewig (Biology): Blair will be conducting research on colorectal cancer at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Poland and will also shadow physicians and volunteer at the Maria Skłodowska Curie Memorial Cancer Centre.

Abby Tetzlaff (English): Abby will be an ETA in Germany. She currently teaches an English Language Learning class with MN Literacy Council’s Open Door, and in Germany she hopes to initiate an English-language conversation table open to older students and adults.

Jossel Franco (History): Jossel was named a Semi-Finalist for an ETA to Bulgaria. Though she will not be doing a Fulbright, Jossel received the Puente Cultural Services and Teaching Abroad Grant to teach English in Ecuador. She will be doing TEFL training, working at the CEDEI language institute, and volunteering as an English tutor.

If you are interested in Fulbright, contact urgo@augsburg.edu.

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

Holly Kundel Named 2018 Goldwater Scholar

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

We are excited to announce that junior biology major Holly Kundel has been recognized as a 2018 Goldwater Scholar. Kundel, who is also pursuing minors in environmental studies and mathematics, has been involved with research at Augsburg since the summer after her first year when she worked with Dr. Emily Schilling on a project related to the Canada Darner dragonfly. She is also a member of Tri-Beta, the Augsburg Honors Program, and Campus Ministry.

The Goldwater Scholarship will provide tuition assistance for Kundel’s senior year of undergraduate study and set her apart in her future graduate school applications. She aspires to earn a PhD in environmental biology, focusing specifically freshwater ecosystems and the impact of climate change on these systems, including pollution prevention and ecosystem restoration. “I believe that research on freshwater ecosystems is important because freshwater is a limited resource, and it is a resource that humans and other animals rely on for survival,” writes Kundel.

1280 of the top STEM undergraduates from around the country applied, and only 211 were awarded scholarships. Congratulations to Holly on this prestigious recognition!

Writing Personal Statements for the Health Sciences

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, May 2
11 am
103 Hagfors Center

URGO is hosting a personal statement workshop for pre-health applicants with Naty Lopez, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Admissions and Diversity at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Lopez is a nurse and counselor by training. She completed her doctoral studies in health professions education at the University of Pennsylvania. Please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu to RSVP.

Three More Days: Find the WL Now

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

Deadlines are looming for papers, revisions, projects, applications, personal statements. Find help for whatever you are working to finish this semester; visit the Writing Lab. There are only three days left for you to visit the WL this semester. May and summer hours will be posted soon!

Hours for the last week:
Monday – 11:10–1:40 p.m., and 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tuesday – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Wednesday –11:10–1:40 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 6:30–9 p.m.

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Celebrating Professors Dalglish, Swanson & Waterman

submitted by green@augsburg.edu

On Tuesday afternoon we’re celebrating three phenomenal English colleagues who have retired or are retiring: Kathryn Swanson, Cass Dalglish (continuing as a mentor in the MFA), and Cary Waterman.

If you are an Augsburg colleague, past or present, or a current or former student of any of these three great profs, please join us for our Retirement Celebration for Kathy, Cass, and Cary, 2-4 pm, Tuesday, 24 April, in the Marshall Room of the Christensen Center at Augsburg.

Finals Yoga

submitted by lamberte@augsburg.edu

Good Morning! Please join us for yoga on Wednesday from 12:15 pm- 1:00 pm in the Racquetball Court (Si-Melby 130). We will practice flowing breath to movement, staying in the present moment, and challenging our bodies through different poses during this 45 minute yoga practice. Please e-mail me if you have any questions or suggestions at lamberte@augsburg.edu. Yoga will continue throughout the summer!

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