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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

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.

Auggie Wins a Prestigious Boren Award

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

Sophomore Abdulkadir Sharif, who is double majoring in International Relations and Politics and is a TRIO/SSS Promise Scholar, just received the prestigious Boren Award Scholarship under the African Flagship Initiative Program. Through this award, Abdul will spend 8 weeks this summer with a cohort of learners studying Swahili at the University of Florida, followed by 4 months of intensive Swahili language study and cultural immersion in Tanzania. All of his expenses are paid and he will earn 24 credits.

Boren is established to teach American students less commonly taught languages and cultures in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad. After graduation, Abdul will spend at least one year of paid employment in the federal government. He would like to work for the U.S. State Department. Boren recipients receive Schedule A hiring authority, which gives them preference when applying to federal positions.
Boren Scholarships can be for a 6 months to a year of study abroad or can be an 8-week summer study abroad if you are a STEM major.
To discuss making an application for a Boren Award Scholarship, please contact one of our Boren Campus Representatives: Andrea Dvorak, Assistant Director of Off-Campus Study, Center for Global Education and Experience @ dvorak@augsburg.edu or Dixie Shafer, Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) @ shafer@augsburg.edu.

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!

URGO recording graduate school acceptances of students and alumni

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

As the advising office for graduate school applications, each year URGO records the names of students and alumni who have been accepted to graduate school programs.

If you are a student who has been accepted or a faculty/staff member who knows of a student’s acceptance that you are able to share, please send that information to urgo@augsburg.edu.

See How Your Colleagues are Using Tech in Their Teaching

submitted by tensen@augsburg.edu

On May 8th, 12:30-1:30 in Hagfors 150 AB, come see how your colleagues are employing various learning technologies in their teaching and research. CTL will supply sandwiches so you can munch as you stroll the exhibits where the faculty listed below will provide brief demos of ways they are using Moodle and other learning technologies to enhance their teaching and scholarship. [This session is part of CTL’s “4 Days in May.”]
Stu Anderson (Google Forms for peer review)
Nishesh Chalise (Screencasting)
Katie Clark (VoiceThread)
Carol Enke (Rubrics & Grading guides)
Jenny Hanson (Moodle quizzing)
Diane Pike (Vocaroo for grading)
Ana Ribeiro (Moodle Lesson)
Kaycee Rogers (annotated video)
John Schmit (Moodle grading guides)
Liaila Tajibaeva (ArcGIS for research)
James Vela-McConnel (Moodle course design)
Maheen Zaman (Curatescape)

General Announcements

AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application Deadline May 15, 2018

submitted by dores@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

Apply to be an AugSem Student Leader

submitted by dores@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.

Strommen Employer Recognition Event – Award Recipients

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Center for Meaningful Work held our first annual Employer Recognition Event on Tuesday, April 24th. The event was a huge success and we would like to especially recognize the following award recipients:

Faculty Champions – Tony Clapp, Exercise Science; George Dierberger, Business Administration; Nancy Fisher, Sociology; Stacy Freiheit and Bridget Robinson-Riegler, Psychology department.

Recognizes those faculty members who teach internship seminars/serve as advisors to large numbers of students completing internships for academic credit and otherwise are advocates of the work of the Strommen Center.

Rising Star Recipients – U.S. Bank & Fairview Health Services – IT

These employers have demonstrated increasing engagement with the Strommen Center in multiple ways, including attending our job fair, hosting information sessions, conducting on campus interviews, partnering with us on new initiatives (such as MSP TechHire) and hiring increasing numbers of interns and full-time employees from Augsburg.

Outstanding Employer Partner – Travelers

Recognizes the employer that has made a significant investment of resources in the quest to help our students develop professionally. Through EDGE, Travelers has provided 33 scholars with financial and professional development support.

We also would like to thank Nicolas Adducci ’16, Mubarik Hassan ’18, Dustina Granlund ’14 and Kevin Tran ’18 who each shared reflections on what their internships have meant to them and how their internship has launched their careers.

Congratulations to all of the award recipients!

Copy Center Summer Hours

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

Starting Tuesday May 1st the copy center will be changing to our summer hours. We will be open 8:00 am-4:30 pm. If you have any needs that fall outside these hours please plan accordingly or contact us and we will do our best to get your project complete when you need it.

Shipping/Receiving (9:00 am-4:30 pm) and Mailroom (9:30 am-12 pm) hours will remain unchanged.

Thank You!
Central Services
x1054
copyctr@augsburg.edu

We need volunteers for Friday night

submitted by chiriu@augsburg.edu

Campus kitchen will bring meal to Ebeneezer tower, come join us to serve food and have a meal with folks. Meet us at dining hall on 3rd floor of Christensen center at 5:00 pm, and we will come back to the campus at 7:30 pm.
Here is the contact information if if you willing to join:
Urgesa chiri: 6122035366
greena@augsburg.edu
chiriu@augsburg.edu

Event Announcements

Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) workshop – May 10

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Staff and faculty are invited to the Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop,
Thursday, May 10, 8:30am – 1:00pm

This workshop will engage participants in reflecting on and exploring bias and the impact of bias in their work and teaching at Augsburg. The featured facilitator is Nehrwr Abdul-Wahid, One Ummah Consulting. Nehrwr will discuss bias and how it impacts and plays out among students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Staff and faculty panelists will share short stories about how they have worked to minimize bias in their interactions with students, course offerings, curricular content, policies, and programs. Participants will also receive an overview of recent bias incidents reports submitted by Augsburg students and will have time to discuss with colleagues in small groups, and continue the conversation over lunch.

8:30-9:00 am Check in and refreshments
9-12 noon Workshop, with planned break
12-1 pm Lunch and conversation

To RSVP, please go to this google form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfV1Olt1QGwsy4N4L4PgvzXBlDIG-zZBV-jYCepaD2dS2yXLA/viewform?usp=sf_link

You can also sign up for other FOUR DAYS IN MAY workshops, presented by Augsburg University Center for Teaching and Learning, May 8-11

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