Auditions Tomorrow – It’s not too late to sign up

submitted by gustafse@augsburg.edu

This semester, you have the opportunity to be in one of two of our amazing productions! Please join us for auditions next week:

**SIGN UP FOR YOUR SLOTS ON THE THEATER DOOR OR EMAIL THEATRE@AUGSBURG.EDU**
(located in the Foss Atrium)

JANUARY 31st
6:00-7:00pm – Ghost Sonata
7:15-9:00pm – Pluma & The Tempest

**Audition for one or stay for both! All students welcome!**

GHOST SONATA: A collaborate movement piece! Those invited to participate will have the opportunity to work with Sod House Theater Company and Black Label Movement.
Rehearsals: Feb 11-Mar 12
Performances: Mar 13-14

PLUMA & THE TEMPEST: A dystopian play in the Latin American tradition of magical realism that poetically explores themes of violence, trauma, homelessness and resisting oppression.
Rehearsals: Feb 4-Apr 4
Performances: Apr 5-14

https://www.facebook.com/events/310527636264448/

Multicultural Dinner postponed until February 7

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Food from 8 different West Bank restaurants will be served at the annual Multicultural Dinner at the Brian Coyle Community Center, 420-15th Avenue South next Thursday (February 7th) from 5-7pm. Cultural dance, spoken word and music will also be part of this great event. No charge. All are welcome!
Sponsored by many neighborhood partners including Augsburg University.
For more information or to volunteer at this event, please contact Mary Laurel True, truem@augsburg.edu

Last Call: Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for January

submitted by huynhn1@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 can be found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate

Join Augsburg Admissions for a Documentary Screening TODAY at 3:45 pm

submitted by asfeldk@augsburg.edu

You are warmly invited to attend an on-campus showing of the documentary titled, “The Test & the Art of Thinking.” The film addresses crucial questions about the SAT/ACT college entrance exams, including the value of the test score and what the test actually measures.

In 2018, Augsburg voted in favor of piloting a test-optional admission policy. The admissions department is organizing this thought-provoking opportunity as the institution continues to better understand the impact this policy has on applicants to the university.

When: Thursday, January 31st, 3:45 p.m.
Where: Hagfors 150A
Popcorn and beverages provided. Optional questions, comments, and discussion following the film.

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/ukZaZ8UxMshvxviG2

Watch the preview here!

TODAY: Minneapolis/Rochester classes resume at or after 12 p.m.; normal operations resume at 10 a.m.

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University has canceled classes that start before 12 p.m. Thursday, January 31 because of frigid weather. Students are encouraged to consult the course Moodle site for additional information and alternative coursework from their instructors. Classes that start at 12 p.m. or later will be held on their normal schedules.

Normal campus operations resume at 10 a.m. Thursday. Only essential services employees may need to report before then on Thursday morning. Employees with questions should contact their manager to verify if they should report to work.

See link for additional info

Spring All Hands Meeting: Next Week

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

The spring 2019 All Hands meeting is next Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

All members of the campus community are invited to attend. Access to connect to the meeting from off-site locations will be available. For the livestream link or to add a session to your calendar, go to the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg.

All Hands page

Sign up for Augsburg Alerts/Keep up with weather-related changes to classes and operations

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Decisions to cancel classes are made by 6 a.m. for daytime classes and 2 p.m. for evening classes. The University uses the Augsburg Emergency Alerts system to communicate timely information on campus emergencies and class and facility changes due to severe weather. The Augsburg Emergency Alert sends subscribers a text, email, and phone call (subscribers determine which and how many alert types they wish). Only people signed up to these alerts receive them.

After the alert is sent out, information and updates about weather-related class cancellations and closures are posted on the “News” section of the Department of Public Safety website. This information is then shared with television and radio stations, and lastly on Augsburg’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Sign up for Augsburg Alerts

Speaking of Sabbatical with Christina Erickson Has Been Rescheduled for February 20

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The talk, “Spanked, Whupped and Paddled: Our Complex Relationship with Corporal Punishment” that was supposed to have taken place on January 30 will now happen Wednesday, February 20. You can still sign up to attend! Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, February 20th | Speaking of Sabbatical with Christina Erickson | 12:30-1:40 pm, Marshall Room

RSVP for Speaking of Sabbatical with Christina Erickson

Amazing Resource for Busy Faculty

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

It’s not a Teaching Tip Tuesday, but this is too good to wait. Please take a moment to check out the K. Patricia Cross Academy. This free resource is designed for busy faculty. The site includes short teaching tip videos and downloadable resources that are applicable in a variety of courses. Take five minutes and see what you can learn!

K. Patricia Cross Academy

Call for Teaching and Learning Award Nominations

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the annual Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, or service. All faculty or full-time staff who have been employed at the university for at least three years are eligible for the awards. Further information and the nomination form can be found in the link below.

Teaching and Learning Awards

Only Two More Weeks to Submit Your Grant Applications

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty, the deadline for applications is noon on Friday, February 15th for the Scholarship Grant, the Integrated Course Design Grant, and the Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant. Now is the time to apply! Calls for proposals, as well as the application forms, can be found on the link below.

Grant Descriptions and Application Forms

RSVP for Workshop with Lyz Wendland

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Using Online Discussions to Foster Quality In-Class Discussions. In this workshop, Lyz Wendland, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design, will discuss her research that implements online pre-discussions for greater in-class participation. Come learn strategies, layouts, and rubrics that foster active class discussions.

Participants will be entered into a drawing for a $5 A’viands gift card!

Zoom: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/591383514

Wednesday, February 6th | Using Online Discussions to Foster Quality In-Class Discussions with Lyz Wendland | 3:30-4:30 pm, OGC 100

RSVP for Using Online Discussions to Foster Quality In-Class Discussions

Paid Fellowship for Trip to Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select few universities to participate in the program. Multiple Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.

The 2019 trip will take place on April 16th. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446.

Eligibility:
– U.S. Citizen
– Full-time student
– Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2020
– 3.0 GPA or higher

Faculty: How URGO Can Support Your Research

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

URGO’s summer research program is designed to both enhance undergraduate student learning and support faculty research here on campus. Faculty are the driving force behind the research program, and we want it to be as beneficial to you as possible.

Some of you may have already been approached by students who would like to do summer research through URGO. We encourage you to think about how these students might support your own research agenda. While some advanced students might have a project in mind, we have found that students benefit the most from working within a faculty member’s area of expertise.

While summer is the perfect time to push research projects ahead, we know all too well how quickly the time goes. We have research grants for 400, 200, and 100 student research hours that are designed to provide you with the optimal amount of student research support needed for your project. The 100-hour research assistantship, for example, is a particularly good fit if you have needs for data entry, transcription, or literature review.

To learn more about URGO summer research and working with a student, visit the “on-campus research” page on the URGO website: www.augsburg.edu/urgo

Phase 1 of summer research applications are due February 5th, with complete proposals due February 19th. If you have any questions about being a research mentor, please contact Dixie Shafer at x1447 or shafer@augsburg.edu

Extended Deadline: URGO Phase 1 Application due February 5

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

URGO PHASE 1 APPLICATION DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th at 11:59pm. PHASE 2 APPLICATION DEADLINE REMAINS FEBRUARY 19th.

Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2019 summer research are now available on the URGO website at http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/on-campus-research/ All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 16th – July 31st.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 5th, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research is going on in your department!

Free Bagels and Coffee for Your Opinions

submitted by bylh@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Exchange is hosting a focus group to help us develop new brochures for our study centers! We want to hear your opinions on study abroad/away brochure design and information. What would be helpful to know? What styles are most eye-catching?

This event is open to all students- even if you haven’t studied abroad/away, you are welcome to attend. We will have bagels and coffee for attendees.

Join us Monday, February 4th, 10-11a.m., in the Marshall Room.

Please RSVP by Friday, February 1st: https://goo.gl/forms/WBaDdoC9yeYCZR3h1

Vocation Seminar/Book Study at Augsburg – Space is Limited

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

Professor Mark Tranvik will facilitate a four-session group seminar/book study on vocation. Using Parker Palmer’s book, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, seminar participants will explore how they can use their gifts and talents in service to others, learn about the history of vocation at Augsburg, and hear from others who will share their vocational journeys. Our co-sponsors, The Christensen Center for Vocation, The Center for Teaching and Learning and Human Resources are delighted to be able to cover the cost of lunch and the book for this series.

This series will take place on February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the East Commons, Christensen Center.

Space is limited – register soon!

Vocation Seminar Registration

Free Bagels and Coffee for Your Opinions

submitted by bylh@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Exchange is hosting a focus group to help us develop new brochures for our study centers! We want to hear your opinions on study abroad/away brochure design and information. What would be helpful to know? What styles are most eye-catching?

This event is open to all students- even if you haven’t studied abroad/away, you are welcome to attend. We will have bagels and coffee for attendees

Join us Monday, February 4th, 10-11a.m., in the Marshall Room.

Please RSVP by Friday, February 1st: https://goo.gl/forms/WBaDdoC9yeYCZR3h1

Spring All Hands Meeting: Feb. 7

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

The spring 2019 All Hands meeting is Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

All members of the campus community are invited to attend. Access to connect to the meeting from off-site locations will be available. For the livestream link or to add a session to your calendar, go to the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg.

All Hands page

Join Augsburg Admissions for a Documentary Screening on Jan. 31

submitted by asfeldk@augsburg.edu

You are warmly invited to attend an on-campus showing of the documentary titled, “The Test & the Art of Thinking.” The film addresses crucial questions about the SAT/ACT college entrance exams, including the value of the test score and what the test actually measures.

In 2018, Augsburg voted in favor of piloting a test-optional admission policy. The admissions department is organizing this thought-provoking opportunity as the institution continues to better understand the impact this policy has on applicants to the university.

When: Thursday, January 31st, 3:45 p.m.
Where: Hagfors 150A
Popcorn and beverages provided. Optional questions, comments, and discussion following the film.

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/ukZaZ8UxMshvxviG2

Watch the preview here!

Theater Auditions: Thursday, Jan 31

submitted by gustafse@augsburg.edu

This semester, you have the opportunity to be in one of two of our amazing productions! Please join us for auditions next week:

**SIGN UP FOR YOUR SLOTS ON THE THEATER DOOR OR EMAIL THEATRE@AUGSBURG.EDU**
(located in the Foss Atrium)

JANUARY 31st
6:00-7:00pm – Ghost Sonata
7:15-9:00pm – Pluma & The Tempest

**Audition for one or stay for both! All students welcome!**

GHOST SONATA: A collaborate movement piece! Those invited to participate will have the opportunity to work with Sod House Theater Company and Black Label Movement.
Rehearsals: Feb 11-Mar 12
Performances: Mar 13-14

PLUMA & THE TEMPEST: A dystopian play in the Latin American tradition of magical realism that poetically explores themes of violence, trauma, homelessness and resisting oppression.
Rehearsals: Feb 4-Apr 4
Performances: Apr 5-14

https://www.facebook.com/events/310527636264448/

Sign up for Augsburg Alerts/Keep up with weather-related changes to classes and operations

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Augnet ServicesDecisions to cancel classes are made by 6 a.m. for daytime classes and 2 p.m. for evening classes. The University uses the Augsburg Emergency Alerts system to communicate timely information on campus emergencies and class and facility changes due to severe weather. The Augsburg Emergency Alert sends subscribers a text, email, and phone call (subscribers determine which and how many alert types they wish). Only people signed up to these alerts receive them.

Sign up for Augsburg Alerts

After the alert is sent out, information and updates about weather-related class cancellations and closures are posted on the “News” section of the Department of Public Safety website. This information is then shared with television and radio stations, and lastly on Augsburg’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

TODAY: Minneapolis and Rochester classes canceled and operations suspended.

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University has canceled classes and suspended normal operations Tuesday and Wednesday at both the Minneapolis and Rochester locations because of severe cold. Students are encouraged to consult their course Moodle site and monitor email for any additional information and alternative coursework from their instructors.

See link for additional info

Canceled: Norwegian Film Screening, January 30

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

We are sorry to announce the cancellation of the film screening “In Order of Disappearance” tonight due to the weather conditions.
Look for updates soon as we hope to reschedule in the near future.

You may know that in Norway we consistently argue there’s never bad weather, just bad clothing — however I believe the -50 Fahrenheit would toss that argument out!

Your safety is of course way more important.

Questions?
Contact Bettine at hermansb@augsburg.edu or x1378.

Facebook Event

Last call: Peace Scholars Application Due – Wednesday, Feb 6

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Extended deadline for applications: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Are you a sophomore or a junior with a deep interest in central issues and theories regarding conflict, war and peace. Then this program is for you!

Six colleges founded by Norwegian-American immigrants in the 19th century sponsor an annual summer Peace Scholars program in Norway, designed to deepen students’ understanding of central issues on the global arena. If selected as a Peace Scholar you will be awarded a seven-week academic experience held at The Nansen Dialogue Network in Lillehammer and The University of Oslo International Summer School.

More information, and application instructions, can be found on our Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) website.

If you have questions, please contact:
Bettine Hoff Hermanson at hermansb@augsburg.edu (ext. 1378),
Leah Spinosa de Vega at devega@augsburg.edu (ext. 1650) or
Kristian Evans, 2018 Peace Scholar from Augsburg University, at evansk@augsburg.edu

Apply here.

Faculty: How URGO Can Support Your Research

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

URGO’s summer research program is designed to both enhance undergraduate student learning and support faculty research here on campus. Faculty are the driving force behind the research program, and we want it to be as beneficial to you as possible.

Some of you may have already been approached by students who would like to do summer research through URGO. We encourage you to think about how these students might support your own research agenda. While some advanced students might have a project in mind, we have found that students benefit the most from working within a faculty member’s area of expertise.

While summer is the perfect time to push research projects ahead, we know all too well how quickly the time goes. We have research grants for 400, 200, and 100 student research hours that are designed to provide you with the optimal amount of student research support needed for your project. The 100-hour research assistantship, for example, is a particularly good fit if you have needs for data entry, transcription, or literature review.

To learn more about URGO summer research and working with a student, visit the “on-campus research” page on the URGO website: www.augsburg.edu/urgo

Phase 1 of summer research applications are due February 5th, with complete proposals due February 19th. If you have any questions about being a research mentor, please contact Dixie Shafer at x1447 or shafer@augsburg.edu

Extended Deadline: URGO Phase 1 Application due February 5

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

URGO PHASE 1 APPLICATION DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th at 11:59pm. PHASE 2 APPLICATION DEADLINE REMAINS FEBRUARY 19th.

Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2019 summer research are now available on the URGO website at http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/on-campus-research/ All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 16th – July 31st.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 5th, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research is going on in your department!

Paid Fellowship for Trip to Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select few universities to participate in the program. Multiple Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.

The 2019 trip will take place on April 16th. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446.

Eligibility:
– U.S. Citizen
– Full-time student
– Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2020
– 3.0 GPA or higher

Vocation Seminar/Book Study at Augsburg – Space is Limited

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

Professor Mark Tranvik will facilitate a four-session group seminar/book study on vocation. Using Parker Palmer’s book, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, seminar participants will explore how they can use their gifts and talents in service to others, learn about the history of vocation at Augsburg, and hear from others who will share their vocational journeys. Our co-sponsors, The Christensen Center for Vocation, The Center for Teaching and Learning and Human Resources are delighted to be able to cover the cost of lunch and the book for this series.

This series will take place on February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the East Commons, Christensen Center.

Space is limited – register soon!

Vocation Seminar Registration

Auditions- January 31

submitted by hernands@augsburg.edu

This semester, you have the opportunity to be in one of two of our amazing productions! Please join us for auditions next week:

**SIGN UP FOR YOUR SLOTS ON THE THEATER DOOR**
(located in the Foss Atrium)

JANUARY 31st
6:00-7:00pm – Ghost Sonata
7:15-9:00pm – Pluma & The Tempest

**Audition for one or stay for both! All students welcome!**

GHOST SONATA: A collaborate movement piece! Those invited to participate will have the opportunity to work with Sod House Theater Company and Black Label Movement.
Rehearsals: Feb 11-Mar 12
Performances: Mar 13-14

PLUMA & THE TEMPEST: A dystopian play in the Latin American tradition of magical realism that poetically explores themes of violence, trauma, homelessness and resisting oppression.
Rehearsals: Feb 4-Apr 4
Performances: Apr 5-14

Staff Save The Date: March 7

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Each year, Augsburg University’s Staff Senate hosts a special event where staff are recognized for years of service, completion of the Diversity and Inclusion certificate program, and outstanding contributions to the campus community. The event includes refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres as well as a “candy bar.”

2019 Staff Appreciation Program
Thursday, March 7
3–4:30 p.m. | Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel

Learn more

TODAY/TOMORROW: Minneapolis and Rochester classes canceled and operations suspended.

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University has canceled classes and suspended normal operations Tuesday and Wednesday at both the Minneapolis and Rochester locations because of severe cold. Students are encouraged to consult their course Moodle site and monitor email for any additional information and alternative coursework from their instructors.

See link for additional info

Sign up for Augsburg Alerts/Keep up with weather-related changes to classes and operations

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Augnet ServicesDecisions to cancel classes are made by 6 a.m. for daytime classes and 2 p.m. for evening classes. The University uses the Augsburg Emergency Alerts system to communicate timely information on campus emergencies and class and facility changes due to severe weather. The Augsburg Emergency Alert sends subscribers a text, email, and phone call (subscribers determine which and how many alert types they wish). Only people signed up to these alerts receive them.

Register for Augsburg Alerts.

After the alert is sent out, information and updates about weather-related class cancellations and closures are posted on the “News” section of the Department of Public Safety website. This information is then shared with television and radio stations, and lastly on Augsburg’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

 

Join Augsburg Admissions for a Documentary Screening on Jan. 31

submitted by asfeldk@augsburg.edu

You are warmly invited to attend an on-campus showing of the documentary titled, “The Test & the Art of Thinking.” The film addresses crucial questions about the SAT/ACT college entrance exams, including the value of the test score and what the test actually measures.

In 2018, Augsburg voted in favor of piloting a test-optional admission policy. The admissions department is organizing this thought-provoking opportunity as the institution continues to better understand the impact this policy has on applicants to the university.

When: Thursday, January 31st, 3:45 p.m.
Where: Hagfors 150A
Popcorn and beverages provided. Optional questions, comments, and discussion following the film.

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/ukZaZ8UxMshvxviG2

Watch the preview here!

Amazing Resource for Busy Faculty

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

It’s not a Teaching Tip Tuesday, but this is too good to wait. Please take a moment to check out the K. Patricia Cross Academy. This free resource is designed for busy faculty. The site includes short teaching tip videos and downloadable resources that are applicable in a variety of courses. Take five minutes and see what you can learn!

K. Patricia Cross Academy

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for January

submitted by huynhn1@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 can be found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate

Faculty: How URGO Can Support Your Research

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

URGO’s summer research program is designed to both enhance undergraduate student learning and support faculty research here on campus. Faculty are the driving force behind the research program, and we want it to be as beneficial to you as possible.

Some of you may have already been approached by students who would like to do summer research through URGO. We encourage you to think about how these students might support your own research agenda. While some advanced students might have a project in mind, we have found that students benefit the most from working within a faculty member’s area of expertise.

While summer is the perfect time to push research projects ahead, we know all too well how quickly the time goes. We have research grants for 400, 200, and 100 student research hours that are designed to provide you with the optimal amount of student research support needed for your project. The 100-hour research assistantship, for example, is a particularly good fit if you have needs for data entry, transcription, or literature review.

To learn more about URGO summer research and working with a student, visit the “on-campus research” page on the URGO website: www.augsburg.edu/urgo

Phase 1 of summer research applications are due February 5th, with complete proposals due February 19th. If you have any questions about being a research mentor, please contact Dixie Shafer at x1447 or shafer@augsburg.edu

Extended Deadline: URGO Phase 1 Application due February 5

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

URGO PHASE 1 APPLICATION DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th at 11:59pm. PHASE 2 APPLICATION DEADLINE REMAINS FEBRUARY 19th.

Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2019 summer research are now available on the URGO website at http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/on-campus-research/ All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 16th – July 31st.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 5th, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research is going on in your department!

Paid Fellowship for Trip to Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select few universities to participate in the program. Multiple Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.

The 2019 trip will take place on April 16th. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446.

Eligibility:
– U.S. Citizen
– Full-time student
– Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2020
– 3.0 GPA or higher

Multicultural Dinner this Thursday-Free

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Food from 8 different West Bank restaurants will be served at the annual Multicultural Dinner at the Brian Coyle Community Center, 420-15th Avenue South this Thursday (January 31st) from 5-7pm. Cultural dance, spoken word and music will also be part of this great event. No charge. All are welcome!
Sponsored by many neighborhood partners including Augsburg University.
For more information or to volunteer at this event, please contact Mary Laurel True, truem@augsburg.edu

Free Bagels and Coffee for Your Opinions

submitted by bylh@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Exchange is hosting a focus group to help us develop new brochures for our study centers! We want to hear your opinions on study abroad/away brochure design and information. What would be helpful to know? What styles are most eye-catching?

This event is open to all students- even if you haven’t studied abroad/away, you are welcome to attend. We will have bagels and coffee for attendees

Join us Monday, February 4th, 10-11a.m., in the Marshall Room.

Please RSVP by Friday, February 1st: https://goo.gl/forms/WBaDdoC9yeYCZR3h1

Prepare Early – 280 employers will be attending the MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

If you are looking for an internship or graduating in the spring, you should attend the Minnesota’s Private Colleges annual JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR on Thursday, February 21 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This fair stands out as one of the premier college/employer partnerships in the country. The exhibit hall is open from 9:00 a.m .- 2:00 p.m. (You can stay for as long as you are able)

It is NOT to early to start researching the employers that are registered. Visit the
http://mnpcfair.org/ to learn more about the fair.

WHY ATTEND THE FAIR?
*Explore opportunities in a variety of industries and majors.
*Chat with more than 275 employers – all under one roof!
*Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) from the Minnesota Private Colleges.
*Get your free professional LinkedIn Photo taken at the fair!

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2019

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2019 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2020 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2020. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health).

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2020.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred).

If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Coordinator, crombie@augsburg.edu. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about the program or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.

http://www.augsburg.edu/mcnair

Love Local Water initiative update

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

As we move forward in our Love Local Water initiative, you’ll notice that Aquafina bottled water has now been replaced with Bubly (flavored sparkling water) or Lifewater (“enhanced” vitamin water) in vending machines. One more step closer to honoring our readily available, clean, local tap water! We recognize this is a complex process, with lots of questions and grey area. You may be wondering:

Q: Is all the water coming out of our drinking fountains and sinks actually safe to drink?
A: The places that students have tested on campus so far meet federal standards for key pollutants. Minneapolis tap water consistently meets standards. What are those standards anyways? Who determines them? What if what feels “safe” to me is different than the standards?

Q: Aren’t these new options just bottled water with a marketing twist?
A: Perhaps. What do you think? What about people who might not drink plain water but could stay hydrated by drinking these?

Q: Aren’t we encouraging more sugary beverage consumption by removing plain water as an option?
A: We don’t know yet what people’s purchasing habits will be, but we have data on which beverages were previously purchased. Do you know someone who needs a water bottle so they can get free water at the drinking fountains? Send them to the Campus Cupboard to pick one up!

Q: Why are we even doing this? Why does it matter?
A: Good question. Want to talk more about this? Contact environmentalstewardship@augsburg.edu.

Q: Why did you answer all these questions with more questions?
A: Because we are complex creatures living in a complex world in which environmental sustainability doesn’t usually fit nicely into “good” or “bad” actions and outcomes. And aren’t we all here to be critical thinkers amidst our thoughtful stewardship?

Augsburg Wellbeing: Water you Drinking?

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Auggies: Join the Water you Drinking Challenge!

This 4 week online challenge is designed to help you feel better, look younger and have more energy. On top of that, by drinking enough water you can support your body in naturally maintaining or losing weight.

Details:

-Challenge Dates: February 4 – March 1, 2019 (4 weeks)

-Challenge GOAL: To be more intentional about drinking water – ideally 8 glasses or more, depending on your body. The focus will also be to reduce the consumption of sugary beverages

– We recognize that 8 glasses might be 7 glasses more than some are already drinking, so encourage smart water consumption throughout the challenge. That means listening to your body and, ideally, consuming more than you did previously.

-Each week of the challenge you will be asked to tally your total glasses of water consumed and complete a short check-in. Completion of check-ins will verify your participation in the challenge

Interested participants: Register at link below! The deadline to register is Thursday, January 31. On February 1st, you will receive your program packet via email along with a tracking log for you to keep up with the challenge. Each week, you will receive an email from NFP, our benefit’s broker and the challenge administrator, providing education and inspiration.

Don’t miss out on this exciting challenge that can help you jump-start your year with energy!

Water Challenge Registration

Remember Assessment Day

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Assessment Day is February 26th from 10:50 am – 12:50 pm. Departments are encouraged to use this time to discuss or work on their annual assessment project. The Assessment Committee will also be conducting three workshops this year. Further information on the workshops, as well as an RSVP form are in the link below. Lunch is provided, so please submit the form if you plan to attend.

Assessment Workshops

Calling for Nominations for the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the annual Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, or service. All faculty or full-time staff who have been employed at the university for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

Further information and the nomination form are available in the link below.

Teaching Awards

February 15 Grant Deadline is Not Far Off

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty, applications for the Scholarship Grant, the Integrated Course Design Grant, and the Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant are due by Noon on Friday, February 15th. Find the grant descriptions and calls for proposals in the link below, and submit your applications soon!

Grant Applications and Calls for Proposals

Using Online Discussions to Foster Quality In-Class Discussions

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

In this workshop, Lyz Wendland, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design, will discuss her research that implements online pre-discussions for greater in-class participation. Come learn strategies, layouts, and rubrics that foster active class discussions. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for $5 A’viands gift card!

Wednesday, February 6th | Using Online Discussions to Foster Quality In-Class Discussions with Lyz Wendland | 3:30-4:30 pm, OGC 100

Zoom: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/591383514

RSVP for Workshop

Need a weekend or evening babysitter?

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

I’m Natalie Jacobson– I work in the Sabo Center as this year’s Campus Kitchen Coordinator through Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC). If anyone needs an occasional weekend or evening babysitter and lives in Minneapolis, feel free to contact me at natjacobson14@gmail.com. I have lots of experience working with kids of all ages!

Jane Austen scholar and Auggie Alum Devoney Looser to Present Austen Lecture Tuesday Feb. 5

submitted by cowgillr@augsburg.edu

Internationally prominent Jane Austen scholar (and Augsburg alum) Devoney Looser will give a scintillating presentation on Austen Tuesday February 5th at seven PM in Hagfors 150. Professor Looser, Foundation Professor of English at Arizona State University, is the author of The Making of Jane Austen, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar. She will be available for conversation and a book signing after the lecture. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Augsburg English Department.

Link this announcement to the website

Tech Tip Tuesday: Adding Images to Moodle

submitted by tensen@augsburg.edu

While images are not crucial to a good Moodle site, they can help focus students’ attention, break up blocks of text, and support your course content. It is easy to add images to a Moodle label, page, or any Moodle resource or activity using the content editor toolbar. [NOTE: We recommend you use the Firefox browser when adding images as it seems to work best with Moodle image insertion.]

Learn how to add an image

Staff Save The Date – March 7

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Each year, Augsburg University’s Staff Senate hosts a special event where staff are recognized for years of service, completion of the Diversity and Inclusion certificate program, and outstanding contributions to the campus community. The event includes refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres as well as a “candy bar.”

2019 Staff Appreciation Program
Thursday, March 7
3–4:30 p.m. | Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel

Learn more

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for January

submitted by huynhn1@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 can be found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate

Story Circle Tonight

submitted by thompso2@augsburg.edu

Come and help us create a new work of Music-Theater about the Augsburg community, past and present, to be performed in the Fall of 2019 in celebration of the Sesquicentennial. We are gathering stories to build a narrative that reflects the “real” Augsburg – its heritage, identity, highs and lows. The final two Story Circles will be held: Monday, January 28th, 5-6:30pm in East Commons, and Thursday, January 31st, 2-3:30pm in OGC 100. Please rsvp at the Story Circle link below, or email Sonja Thompson at: thompso2@augsburg.edu.

For more information about the Sesquicentennial Musical, please check out our website: http://engage.augsburg.edu/sesquicentennialmusical/

Story Circle RSVP

Theater Auditions – January 31

submitted by hernands@augsburg.edu

This semester, you have the opportunity to be in one of two of our amazing productions! Please join us for auditions next week:

**SIGN UP FOR YOUR SLOTS ON THE THEATER DOOR**
(located in the Foss Atrium)

JANUARY 31st
6:00-7:00pm – Ghost Sonata
7:15-9:00pm – Pluma & The Tempest

**Audition for one or stay for both! All students welcome!**

GHOST SONATA: A collaborate movement piece! Those invited to participate will have the opportunity to work with Sod House Theater Company and Black Label Movement.
Rehearsals: Feb 11-Mar 12
Performances: Mar 13-14

PLUMA & THE TEMPEST: A dystopian play in the Latin American tradition of magical realism that poetically explores themes of violence, trauma, homelessness and resisting oppression.
Rehearsals: Feb 4-Apr 4
Performances: Apr 5-14

Schield invited to give Statistical Literacy workshop at US Conference on Teaching Statistics

submitted by schield@augsburg.edu

Milo Schield, Professor of Business Administration, has been invited to give a 3 hour workshop titled “Statistical Literacy: Evaluating Evidence from Observational Studies”. This topic is quite controversial among statistical educators. Many say statistical educators should stop after saying “Association is not Causation”. Milo argues that consumers and decision makers need more, and that statistics educators can do more. His workshop is one of six invited half-day workshops at this conference. He will give this workshop on Thursday May 16 at the US Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) at Penn State College. Milo was named as a Fellow by the American Statistical Association in 2018.

2019 USCOTS Workshop Schedule

2 weeks in Hawaii – study Astronomy on the Big Island in May

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Spend two weeks on Hawaii’s Big Island, and earn your Natural Science and Math credit this summer, as well as your Augsburg Experience requirement!

SPACE MOUNTAIN: Astronomy in Hawaii (PHY 101)
May 13-27, 2019

During this 2-week program you will learn the physical and theoretical tools of astronomy, and the creative way these tools are employed to answer fundamental questions about the universe and our place in it. For decades, astronomers all over the globe have taken advantage of the superb atmospheric conditions afforded them on Hawai’i’s “Big Island” to gather the data to answer these profound questions. Now, it’s your turn.

+At the summit of Mauna Kea, you will meet astronomers at work
+At Volcanoes National Park, you will see first-hand the energy source that keeps the Earth alive—our planet’s interior heat
+Investigate why the Island of Hawai’i is a prime location to study light from space, and how this astronomical importance has impacted the ongoing conflict between colonialism and native culture in Hawai’i.

Faculty Leader: Jessica Ennis
Program Dates: May 13 – 27, 2019
Program Cost $4,700 – includes: tuition, airfare, room and board, and all program activities and excursions.

Apply by January 31

For more information and application instructions click below and/or stop by the Study Abroad & Away office in Oyate Commons, Christensen Center Lower Level.

Learn more and apply online!!!

Summer in Puerto Rico – 2 week course in May (scholarships available)

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Study for two weeks in Puerto Rico this May, and get a scholarship to help pay for it!

THR 295 – Art Performing Social Change, fulfills Fine Arts requirement
May 13-29, 2019

This 4-credit class examines the role of art in resistance and social change. You will have a chance to learn how artists, art organizations, activists and members of various communities in Puerto Rico use, or are dedicated to, creating art that engages issues of social justice. As Puerto Rico faces a brutal financial crisis, and the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, its residents have found creative ways to foster possibility and claim social justice.

Program cost:
$3,475 includes: tuition, airfare, housing, most meals, all program activities

Apply by January 31

SCHOLARSHIPS are available! The three scholarship opportunities (Mary Witt, Yackel, and Students of Color Scholarships) are open to all Auggies. Click the link below to find out more about these scholarship opportunities!
—> Scholarships applications due March 15

For more information, click the link below and/or stop by the Study Abroad & Away Office in Oyate Commons (lower level of Christensen Center)

Click here for more program and scholarship information, and to apply online!

Summer in Slovenia & Italy – 2 week Psychology & Education course

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Spend 2 Weeks in Slovenia and Italy this summer, and earn credit!

Psychology and Education in Slovenia, May 12-27, 2019
Course Options (choose one or two courses. If two, one must be PSY 205)
–EDC 490/580(3 credits): School and Society; and/or
–PSY 205 (4 credits): Culture and Psychology (fulfills Social Behavioral Sciences LAF)
This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience Requirement

Faculty Leaders: Joseph Erickson & Stacy Freiheit

Cost depends on course taken. Ranges: $4,533 to $5,057
Cost includes tuition, airfare, housing, some meals, all program activities.

During this program, students will examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture, explore the Roman ruins in Croatia, and experience the canals of Venice, Italy. Students will have opportunities to engage with various host communities and interact with local faculty, teachers, mental health professionals, fellow college students, and students throughout their study abroad experience.

For more information and application instructions click below and/or stop by the Study Abroad & Away office in Oyate Commons, Christensen Center Lower Level.

Learn more and apply online

2 weeks, 8 credits – study in the Netherlands in May

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

A handful of spaces are still available on the summer study abroad program

INNOVATION & DESIGN IN THE NETHERLANDS
May 18- June 2, 2019

Take two courses for a total of 8 credits. Choose one ART and one HIS course:
+ HIS 195 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands, fulfills Humanities requirement, OR
+ HIS 440 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands,

+ART 133 – Introduction to Digital Photography, fulfills Fine Arts requirement, OR
+ART 333 – Advanced Digital Photography​​
This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement

This program will introduce students to one of the most innovative countries in the world — the Netherlands – through the prism of history and photography. Despite its small size, the Netherlands is producing ground-breaking approaches to transportation, water management, food & agriculture, and social policies on sex & drugs. In the digital photography class, we will explore the Netherlands, and more specifically Amsterdam, through a viewfinder. As we develop our photographic skills, we will ask such questions as: How do we approach taking photographs of one of the most explored cities in the world? In what ways can historical knowledge enlarge our perspective? How will we apply our own point of view to this exploration?

Program Cost: $5,499
Includes tuition, airfare, hotel, meals, and all program activities and excursions in the Netherlands.

Learn more and apply online!

Faculty: How URGO Can Support Your Research

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

URGO’s summer research program is designed to both enhance undergraduate student learning and support faculty research here on campus. Faculty are the driving force behind the research program, and we want it to be as beneficial to you as possible.

Some of you may have already been approached by students who would like to do summer research through URGO. We encourage you to think about how these students might support your own research agenda. While some advanced students might have a project in mind, we have found that students benefit the most from working within a faculty member’s area of expertise.

While summer is the perfect time to push research projects ahead, we know all too well how quickly the time goes. We have research grants for 400, 200, and 100 student research hours that are designed to provide you with the optimal amount of student research support needed for your project. The 100-hour research assistantship, for example, is a particularly good fit if you have needs for data entry, transcription, or literature review.

To learn more about URGO summer research and working with a student, visit the “on-campus research” page on the URGO website: www.augsburg.edu/urgo

Phase 1 of summer research applications are due February 5th, with complete proposals due February 19th. If you have any questions about being a research mentor, please contact Dixie Shafer at x1447 or shafer@augsburg.edu

Love Local Water initiative update

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

As we move forward in our Love Local Water initiative, you’ll notice that Aquafina bottled water has now been replaced with Bubly (flavored sparkling water) or Lifewater (“enhanced” vitamin water) in vending machines. One more step closer to honoring our readily available, clean, local tap water! We recognize this is a complex process, with lots of questions and grey area. You may be wondering:

Q: Is all the water coming out of our drinking fountains and sinks actually safe to drink?
A: The places that students have tested on campus so far meet federal standards for key pollutants. Minneapolis tap water consistently meets standards. What are those standards anyways? Who determines them? What if what feels “safe” to me is different than the standards?

Q: Aren’t these new options just bottled water with a marketing twist?
A: Perhaps. What do you think? What about people who might not drink plain water but could stay hydrated by drinking these?

Q: Aren’t we encouraging more sugary beverage consumption by removing plain water as an option?
A: We don’t know yet what people’s purchasing habits will be, but we have data on which beverages were previously purchased. Do you know someone who needs a water bottle so they can get free water at the drinking fountains? Send them to the Campus Cupboard to pick one up!

Q: Why are we even doing this? Why does it matter?
A: Good question. Want to talk more about this? Contact environmentalstewardship@augsburg.edu.

Q: Why did you answer all these questions with more questions?
A: Because we are complex creatures living in a complex world in which environmental sustainability doesn’t usually fit nicely into “good” or “bad” actions and outcomes. And aren’t we all here to be critical thinkers amidst our thoughtful stewardship?

Extended Deadline: URGO Phase 1 Application due February 5

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

URGO PHASE 1 APPLICATION DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th at 11:59pm. PHASE 2 APPLICATION DEADLINE REMAINS FEBRUARY 19th.

Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2019 summer research are now available on the URGO website at http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/on-campus-research/ All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 16th – July 31st.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 5th, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research is going on in your department!

Paid Fellowship for Trip to Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select few universities to participate in the program. Multiple Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.

The 2019 trip will take place on April 16th. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446.

Eligibility:
– U.S. Citizen
– Full-time student
– Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2020
– 3.0 GPA or higher

Join Augsburg Admissions for a Documentary Screening on January 31

submitted by asfeldk@augsburg.edu

You are warmly invited to attend an on-campus showing of the documentary titled, “The Test & the Art of Thinking.” The film addresses crucial questions about the SAT/ACT college entrance exams, including the value of the test score and what the test actually measures.

In 2018, Augsburg voted in favor of piloting a test-optional admission policy. The admissions department is organizing this thought-provoking opportunity as the institution continues to better understand the impact this policy has on applicants to the university.

When: Thursday, January 31st, 3:45 p.m.
Where: Hagfors 150A
Popcorn and beverages provided. Optional questions, comments, and discussion following the film.

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/ukZaZ8UxMshvxviG2

Watch the preview here!

Assessment Day Workshops

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Assessment Day is February 26th from 10:50 am – 12:50 pm! Departments are encouraged to use this time to discuss or work on their annual assessment project. The Assessment Committee will also be conducting three workshops this year. Descriptions of the workshops are available in the RSVP link below. Lunch will be provided, so please fill out the form if you plan to attend.

RSVP for Assessment Day Workshops and Lunch

Need a weekend or evening babysitter?

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

I’m Natalie Jacobson– I work in the Sabo Center as this year’s Campus Kitchen Coordinator through Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC). If anyone needs an occasional weekend or evening babysitter and lives in Minneapolis, feel free to contact me at natjacobson14@gmail.com. I have lots of experience working with kids of all ages!

Staff Save The Date – March 7

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Each year, Augsburg University’s Staff Senate hosts a special event where staff are recognized for years of service, completion of the Diversity and Inclusion certificate program, and outstanding contributions to the campus community. The event includes refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres as well as a “candy bar.”

2019 Staff Appreciation Program
Thursday, March 7
3–4:30 p.m. | Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel

Learn more

Vocation Seminar/Book Study at Augsburg – Space is Limited

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Professor Mark Tranvik will facilitate a four-session group seminar/book study on vocation. Using Parker Palmer’s book, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, seminar participants will explore how they can use their gifts and talents in service to others, learn about the history of vocation at Augsburg, and hear from others who will share their vocational journeys. Our co-sponsors, The Christensen Center for Vocation, The Center for Teaching and Learning and Human Resources are delighted to be able to cover the cost of lunch and the book for this series.

This series will take place on February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the East Commons, Christensen Center.

Space is limited – register soon!

Vocation Seminar Registration

Got Stress? Wellness Counseling Available

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

If the start of the semester has been a little stressful, remember all currently enrolled Augsburg students can get up to ten FREE mental health counseling sessions with one of our on campus counselors. If you want to talk to someone confidentially about a variety of topics (depression, anxiety, grief, relationships, etc.) please call the CWC office located on the first floor of the Anderson Res Hall at 612-330-1707 to schedule an appointment or stop in the office between 8 – 4:00 pm. There is also an after hours services available by calling 612-330-1707 and pressing option 1 to be connected to a counselor by phone when the CWC office is closed. Check out our website for more info.

http://www.augsburg.edu/cwc

Norwegian Film Screening: Wednesday, January 30 at 6 pm

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Interested in foreign films? From Norway?

Well we have good news for you. Norway Hub and the Communications, Film & New Media Studies are co-sponsoring screenings this spring semester in partnership with Norway House and the Norwegian Honorary Consulate General. Kult, ikke sant?

The first runner up is the film “In Order of Disappearance” (Norwegian: Kraftidioten) which is a 2014 Norwegian black comedy action film (compared to the film Fargo) directed by Hans Petter Moland and starring Stellan Skarsgård. The film had its premiere in the competition section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. It’s a must see!

Come join us on:
Date: Wednesday, January 30
Location: Oren Gateway Center, room 100
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Additional screenings this semester (hold the dates):
Tuesday, February 19 and Wednesday, March 13.

Questions? Contact Bettine Hoff Hermanson at hermansb@augsburg.edu (x1378).

Trailer

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for January

submitted by huynhn1@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 can be found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate

2 weeks in Hawaii – study Astronomy on the Big Island in May

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Spend two weeks on Hawaii’s Big Island, and earn your Natural Science and Math credit this summer, as well as your Augsburg Experience requirement!

SPACE MOUNTAIN: Astronomy in Hawaii (PHY 101)
May 13-27, 2019

During this 2-week program you will learn the physical and theoretical tools of astronomy, and the creative way these tools are employed to answer fundamental questions about the universe and our place in it. For decades, astronomers all over the globe have taken advantage of the superb atmospheric conditions afforded them on Hawai’i’s “Big Island” to gather the data to answer these profound questions. Now, it’s your turn.

+At the summit of Mauna Kea, you will meet astronomers at work
+At Volcanoes National Park, you will see first-hand the energy source that keeps the Earth alive—our planet’s interior heat
+Investigate why the Island of Hawai’i is a prime location to study light from space, and how this astronomical importance has impacted the ongoing conflict between colonialism and native culture in Hawai’i.

Faculty Leader: Jessica Ennis
Program Dates: May 13 – 27, 2019
Program Cost $4,700 – includes: tuition, airfare, room and board, and all program activities and excursions.

Apply by January 31

For more information and application instructions click below and/or stop by the Study Abroad & Away office in Oyate Commons, Christensen Center Lower Level.

Learn more and apply online!!!

Summer in Puerto Rico – 2 week course in May (scholarships available)

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Study for two weeks in Puerto Rico this May, and get a scholarship to help pay for it!

THR 295 – Art Performing Social Change, fulfills Fine Arts requirement
May 13-29, 2019

This 4-credit class examines the role of art in resistance and social change. You will have a chance to learn how artists, art organizations, activists and members of various communities in Puerto Rico use, or are dedicated to, creating art that engages issues of social justice. As Puerto Rico faces a brutal financial crisis, and the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, its residents have found creative ways to foster possibility and claim social justice.

Program cost:
$3,475 includes: tuition, airfare, housing, most meals, all program activities

Apply by January 31

SCHOLARSHIPS are available! The three scholarship opportunities (Mary Witt, Yackel, and Students of Color Scholarships) are open to all Auggies. Click the link below to find out more about these scholarship opportunities!
—> Scholarships applications due March 15

For more information, click the link below and/or stop by the Study Abroad & Away Office in Oyate Commons (lower level of Christensen Center)

Click here for more program and scholarship information, and to apply online!

Summer in Slovenia & Italy – 2 week Psychology & Education course

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Spend 2 Weeks in Slovenia and Italy this summer, and earn credit!

Psychology and Education in Slovenia, May 12-27, 2019
Course Options (choose one or two courses. If two, one must be PSY 205)
–EDC 490/580(3 credits): School and Society; and/or
–PSY 205 (4 credits): Culture and Psychology (fulfills Social Behavioral Sciences LAF)
This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience Requirement

Faculty Leaders: Joseph Erickson & Stacy Freiheit

Cost depends on course taken. Ranges: $4,533 to $5,057
Cost includes tuition, airfare, housing, some meals, all program activities.

During this program, students will examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture, explore the Roman ruins in Croatia, and experience the canals of Venice, Italy. Students will have opportunities to engage with various host communities and interact with local faculty, teachers, mental health professionals, fellow college students, and students throughout their study abroad experience.

For more information and application instructions click below and/or stop by the Study Abroad & Away office in Oyate Commons, Christensen Center Lower Level.

Learn more and apply online

2 weeks, 8 credits – study in the Netherlands in May

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A handful of spaces are still available on the summer study abroad program

INNOVATION & DESIGN IN THE NETHERLANDS
May 18- June 2, 2019

Take two courses for a total of 8 credits. Choose one ART and one HIS course:
+ HIS 195 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands, fulfills Humanities requirement, OR
+ HIS 440 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands,

+ART 133 – Introduction to Digital Photography, fulfills Fine Arts requirement, OR
+ART 333 – Advanced Digital Photography​​
This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement

This program will introduce students to one of the most innovative countries in the world — the Netherlands – through the prism of history and photography. Despite its small size, the Netherlands is producing ground-breaking approaches to transportation, water management, food & agriculture, and social policies on sex & drugs. In the digital photography class, we will explore the Netherlands, and more specifically Amsterdam, through a viewfinder. As we develop our photographic skills, we will ask such questions as: How do we approach taking photographs of one of the most explored cities in the world? In what ways can historical knowledge enlarge our perspective? How will we apply our own point of view to this exploration?

Program Cost: $5,499
Includes tuition, airfare, hotel, meals, and all program activities and excursions in the Netherlands.

Learn more and apply online!

Paid Fellowship for Trip to Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select few universities to participate in the program. Multiple Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.

The 2019 trip will take place on April 16th. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446.

Eligibility:
– U.S. Citizen
– Full-time student
– Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2020
– 3.0 GPA or higher

Let Us Know Your Ideas for the “3 Days in May”

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning will be offering 3 days of professional development workshops and discussions from Tuesday, May 14th – Thursday, May 16th. In order to make for the most useful and engaging lineup, we’d like to hear your ideas. Please send any suggestions to ctl@augsburg.edu. Get the most from your experience by helping to create it!

CTL

Assessment Day Workshops

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Assessment Day is February 26th from 10:50 am – 12:50 pm! Departments are encouraged to use this time to discuss or work on their annual assessment project. The Assessment Committee will also be conducting three workshops this year. Descriptions of the workshops are available in the RSVP link below. Lunch will be provided, so please fill out the form if you plan to attend.

RSVP for Assessment Day

Thank You for Attending the Day of Action

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty, Staff, and Students, thank you to everyone who attended the “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Action”. We would love to hear your thoughts about the morning’s activities. Please take time to fill out the evaluation form linked below, so we can consider your thoughts and ideas in planning future events.

Day of Action Evaluation Form

Earn Service Hours Judging Middle School Debates

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Make a Difference. Educate Through Debate.
Earn Service Hours Using Your Skills as a Volunteer Debate Judge.

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, needs a few excellent folks to judge middle school debates this spring.

No experience? No problem. We train judges at the beginning of every tournament.
What Judges Do:
• Watch rounds and evaluate teams on logic, argumentation, and public speaking.
• Provide written feedback and assign points to each debater.
• Choose the winner of each debate!

Opportunities to Volunteer:

Volunteers will judge two rounds of debate from 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

• January 10th – Central High School
• January 16th – Central High School
• January 17th – Barton Open School
• January 29th – North HS
• February 7th – Roosevelt HS
• February 13th – Washington Technology MS
• February 21st – Washburn HS
• February 28th – North HS
• March 5th – Edison HS
• March 7th – University of Minnesota
• March 20th – University of Minnesota
• March 21st – University of Minnesota

Stay tuned for our Spanish Debate & Somali Debate dates!

Visit us: Foss Office 18 at Augsburg University | udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu
(612) 330-1730

Volunteer With Us

Meet with a TIAA Advisor in February

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

Take advantage of this on-campus opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, February 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Wednesday, February 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Riverside Room, 2nd Floor, Christensen Center

Thursday, February 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
OGC 103, Oren Gateway Center

SIGN UP TODAY:
You can use the link below to sign up or call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

Space is limited, so please register soon!

For questions, please contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Schedule an appointment by clicking here!

Vocation Seminar/Book Study at Augsburg – Space is Limited

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

Professor Mark Tranvik will facilitate a four-session group seminar/book study on vocation. Using Parker Palmer’s book, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, seminar participants will explore how they can use their gifts and talents in service to others, learn about the history of vocation at Augsburg, and hear from others who will share their vocational journeys. Our co-sponsors, The Christensen Center for Vocation, The Center for Teaching and Learning and Human Resources are delighted to be able to cover the cost of lunch and the book for this series.

This series will take place on February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the East Commons, Christensen Center.

Space is limited – register soon!

Vocation Seminar Registration

Last Chance to Share Your Story for the Sesquicentennial Musical

submitted by thompso2@augsburg.edu

Come and help us create a new work of Music-Theater about the Augsburg community, past and present, to be performed in the Fall of 2019 in celebration of the Sesquicentennial. We are gathering stories to build a narrative that reflects the “real” Augsburg – its heritage, identity, highs and lows. The final two Story Circles will be held: Monday, January 28th, 5-6:30pm in East Commons, and Thursday, January 31st, 2-3:30pm in OGC 100. Please rsvp at the Story Circle link below, or email Sonja Thompson at: thompso2@augsburg.edu.

For more information about the Sesquicentennial Musical, please check out our website: http://engage.augsburg.edu/sesquicentennialmusical/

Story Circle