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Writing Retreat – Only 3 Spots Left

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 p.m. on Wednesday and ends at 1:00 p.m. 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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Today: Writing Personal Statements for the Health Sciences

submitted by kipper@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 with questions or to RSVP.

General Announcements

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.

Considering Grad School? Register Now for On-Campus Prep Course

submitted by tetzlafa@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 p.m. for four and a half weeks (May 14—June 18). 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

URGO recording graduate school acceptances of students and alumni

submitted by tetzlafa@augsburg.edu

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

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

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 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

Relational Skills for Bridging Divides workshop May 7 – register today

submitted by eschenba@augsburg.edu

May 7, 2018
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Marshall Room, Christensen Center, Augsburg University

In this climate of political polarization, people with differing perspectives and opinions struggle to engage in productive conversation. We tend to be quick to defend or demonize, deepening the divide that exists in the American people. Even when we want to reach out to those with different perspectives, we often don’t know how.

This workshop offers a sampling of two different strategies to engage more productively. The first hour will be devoted to learning some of the skills developed by Better Angels for listening and speaking in difficult conversations. In the second hour we’ll put those skills into practice with a deliberative dialogue on How to Prevent Mass Shootings in the United States.

As participants in this workshop you will be the first to be invited to a full-day seminar on these themes and practices which will be offered on November 3, 2018.

Please join us on May 7. Register by Friday, May 4.

Sabo Center events

Final Day of the Tassel Challenge

submitted by bogen@augsburg.edu

Today is the final day to support the Tassel Challenge! This online giving event is an opportunity to celebrate all of Augsburg’s 2018 graduates, and help support future Auggies by donating to the Sesquicentennial Scholarship fund.

During Commencement on Saturday, we passed our goal or raising $10,000. We have currently raised over $12,000 for student scholarships! Thank you to everyone who has donated on behalf of a graduate. If you would like to donate, you have until midnight tonight. The link can be found below.

The Tassel Challenge is a great way to recognize your favorite graduating Auggie. If you choose to donate in honor of a student, we will make sure they know they were recognized, and send you and the student an Augsburg tassel keychain.

Remember, the Tassel Challenge closes at midnight tonight. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Bogen ‘09 at bogen@ausburg.edu.

Tassel Challenge Website

Yoga TODAY

submitted by lamberte@augsburg.edu

Good Morning. I will be teaching yoga at Augsburg this summer until June 27. Please join us TODAY from 12:15 pm- 1:00 pm in Si-Melby 128. This class will take place every Wednesday.
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. Mats will be available if you do not have your own mat. Open to all students, staff, faculty, and any others part of the Augsburg community. Private sessions are available as well, let me know if you are interested. Please e-mail me if you have any questions or suggestions at lamberte@augsburg.edu.

All Hands Planning Summit: Tomorrow

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The All Hands Planning Summit is tomorrow from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in Si Melby gymnasium.

We will start with an update on the Augsburg 2019 strategic plan, then hear from a panel of faculty and staff colleagues about their experiences in making innovation happen at Augsburg. The second half of the morning will be dedicated a number of table-top conversation around Commission150—the process to develop our next strategic plan.

We are looking forward to hearing everyone’s ideas for the future of Augsburg.

TODAY—Staff Senate Open Lunch

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Get out of the office and join Staff Senate in the Commons for lunch and discussion. Take some time to engage with fellow staff in casual conversation.

Wednesday, May 2
12-1 p.m. | Christensen Center, Commons

You can use this opportunity to speak specifically with Staff Senate members or just enjoy new company for lunch. Bring your own lunch and we’ll see you in the Commons.

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Judge for Somali Debate, Earn $

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University which provides academic competitive debate programming to 750 middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. Spring is the Somali Debate Initiative season, and we need judges!

We are seeking members of the Somali community to judge our Somali Debate Initiative students. Judges watch rounds, determine the winner, and provide feedback so students may improve their communication skills. No experience? Don’t worry. We’ll train you!

Judges are paid $55 per tournament.

We will have Somali Debate tournaments on the following dates:

May 9th, 2018
3:30-7:00 PM
Augsburg University

May 23rd, 2018
3:30-7:00 PM
Augsburg University

Interested judges should inquire at udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu for more info, and sign up at the link below:

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