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Paideia Institute 2018 Faculty & Staff Scholarships

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

What is Paideia? Paideia (pie-day-a) is a pedagogy that encourages inquiry-based, democratic discussions with others around a common text. It can be used with all ages and in all subject areas. The Augsburg Paideia Program has been offering training to the Augsburg community and teachers across the United States for the past twenty-nine years. We invite you to join us this summer for several events.

PAIDEIA INSTITUTE: The 29th annual Paideia Institute, July 23 – 27, 2018, will explore the focus question “Beauty is. . .?”. This timely and timeless concept will be explored through seminar discussions on variety of genres, along with coaching activities to assist participants in facilitating seminars within their own curriculum.

FEES: Registration for the Summer Institute is $650. SCHOLARSHIPS: We are pleased to offer two $500 scholarships, the Marie McNeff Scholarship for Augsburg faculty and the Rita Kaplan Scholarship for staff. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of an applicant statement explaining how the scholarship would enhance professional development and student learning. Please apply no later than June 15.

PAIDEIA INVITATIONAL: Don’t have time for the full Paideia Institute? Attend our half day Paideia Invitational for a sampling of how teachers are engaging students in civil discourse. The invitational is Friday, July 27 from approximately 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in Old Main. The agenda includes participation in a morning seminar and lunch.

Contact Rachel Lloyd at lloydr@augsburg.edu with questions or scholarship applications.

http://www.augsburg.edu/paideia/institute/

General Announcements

Participants Needed 60+

submitted by enriquej@augsburg.edu

We are seeking eligible participants who are 60 years of age or older to participate in a facial perception study on campus this summer. Participants will have their eye movements monitored by a specialized camera while making judgments about images of human faces. The study is expected to take 30 minutes, and eligible participants will receive $10 USD as compensation. If you, or someone you know, are 60 years of age or older, please contact enriquej@augsburg.edu for more information.

New Leadership Promotion Announcement

submitted by shellum@augsburg.edu

It is my pleasure to announce that Bryan Massich has been promoted from Maintenance Manager to Facilities Operations Manager.

In this expanded role, Bryan oversees landscaping, maintenance, custodial and athletic facilities and will report directly to me. He is currently working on many projects throughout campus. Additionally, Bryan is serving on the Space Planning Committee, Housing Task Force and the Hagfors Transition Team to name a few.

Bryan joined Augsburg in 2013 and is pursuing a degree in Business Management here at Augsburg University with an anticipated 2020 graduation date.

Please join me in congratulating Bryan on this well-deserved promotion!

Douglas J. Shellum, CPM, RPA, FMA.
Director of Facilities and Planning

Participate and Earn Cash

submitted by sandemb@augsburg.edu

Participants needed for a psychology experiment on eye movements during reading.

Participants will view a series of paragraphs on a computer screen and locate grammatical errors in the passage using a computer mouse. A camera will track and record eye activity during the proofreading task.

Compensation: $5

Time commitment: 15 – 20 minutes

Requirements: Participants must be aged 18+, and have normal (or corrected-to-normal) vision

To participate, please contact Breanne Sande-Martin at sandemb@augsburg.edu

Campus Cupboard Open 6/7 + Food resources

submitted by nguyenj@augsburg.edu

Hello everyone!
Campus Cupboard is open tomorrow, Thursday 6/7, from 9am-6pm! Please come in and check out what we have stocked. Students should have their student ID when coming to the Cupboard. Limit 5 items per student.
In addition to Campus Cupboard, there are several different food resources relatively close to Augsburg students/staff/faculty can utilize if needed. The link is down below.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or Campus Kitchen with questions, comments, or concerns.

Food resources around Augsburg

Celebrating Becky Waggoner

submitted by codek@augsburg.edu

Please join the Alumni Relations Office, Institutional Advancement and lovers of Becky Waggoner as we send her on her way into retirement after 18 years of faithful service to Augsburg.
Please join us on Thursday, June 7 from 3 PM-4:30 PM in the Marshal Room for snacks and treats. We will plan to do speeches around 3:45 PM. We hope you will join us to celebrate Becky’s years of great work.

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