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Boren Scholarship to study a language abroad

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

The Boren Scholarship is a spectacular opportunity for students to receive funding for intensive language study abroad! Junior Auggie Abdul Sharif was selected last year to study Swahili in Tanzania – fully paid!

Boren Awards provide funding to U.S. undergraduate students (first years through seniors) to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and Middle East.

In exchange for the funding awardees work one year at a federal agency (for example, the Department of State or Department of Defense) around issues of national security defined very broadly, such as sustainable development, environment, disease, migration and economic competitiveness as well as more traditional security concerns.

Awardees (must be U.S. citizens) can be given up to:
$20,000/Academic year study abroad
$10,000/Semester study abroad
$8,000/Summer study abroad (only for STEM students)

Competitive applicants will generally have some experience in studying a second language or speaking one at home, and have a strong academic record.

If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu or Study Abroad/Study Away at abroad@augsburg.edu as soon as possible. Please make an appointment before starting your application. Application Essays must be emailed to urgo@augsburg.edu by the Augsburg Deadline, January 21st (TODAY!).

Great summer job: Learn to do research with your faculty

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

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 January 29th, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research is going on in your department!

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 January 29th, 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

Wednesday’s EDTalk

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Remember to come to HC 151 before the faculty meeting on Wednesday. At 3:20, Tamarah Gehlen will give a talk on “Trauma & Learning Styles in the Classroom”. This talk will feature information to help attendees understand the impact of chronic stress and traumatic experiences on learning and cognition. Attendees will learn simple ways to implement trauma-informed practices into their classrooms and teaching styles in order to enhance connection and learning for the students that they serve.

Grab your coffee and come ready to listen and learn. For more about the pre-faculty meeting EDTalks, as well as other upcoming CTL events, check out the CTL site.

Wednesday, January 23rd | EDTalk with Tamarah Gehlen | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151

Zoom: augsburg.zoom.us/j/933677248 Meeting ID 933-677-248

CTL

RSVP Now for Speaking of Sabbatical with Christina Erickson

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Few spots remain, so RSVP now for “Spanked, Whupped and Paddled: Our Complex Relationship with Corporal Punishment”. Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, January 30th | Speaking of Sabbatical with Christina Erickson | 11:10-12:20, Marshall Room

RSVP for Speaking of Sabbatical with Christina Erickson

Faculty Grant Applications and Award Nominations

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Go to http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/grant-applications/ to read the calls for proposals and to apply for the “Scholarship Grant”, the “Integrated Course Design Grant”, and/or the “Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant”. All applications are due by Noon on Friday, February 15th.

Also available are nomination forms for the “Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning” Awards. Information and forms can be found at http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/awards/. Nominations are due on Wednesday, February 20th.

Applications and Calls for Proposals

3 Days in May: We Want to Hear Your Suggestions

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!

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Great summer job: Learn to do research with your faculty

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

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 January 29th, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research is going on in your department!

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 January 29th, 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

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

General Announcements

Welcome Tessa Wegenke, Assistant to the Vice Presidents

submitted by reissenw@augsburg.edu

Please join me in welcoming Tessa Wegenke, Assistant to the Vice Presidents! Tessa started at Augsburg on January 8th and is located in the Memorial Hall Room 124 in the VP Suite providing administrative support to both Leif Anderson, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, and myself. Tessa comes to us from the Arts@MSP Airport Foundation where she worked in program and event management as well as providing administrative support to the director, as well as, overall office management. Prior to that she worked at the Neurocritical Care Society as its Marketing and Communications Coordinator.

Tessa holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Nonprofit Management and Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. If you can join us at chapel on January 30th, you will hear Tessa sing. Otherwise, please stop by Memorial Hall Room 124 and welcome Tessa to our Auggie community! Thank you!

Staff Awards – Nominations Due Thursday

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1: Email staffsenate@augsburg.edu with the name and title of the individual you wish to nominate
STEP 2: Staff Senate will confirm receipt of your message and send you an online nomination form
STEP 3: Secure at least TWO additional letters of recommendation from a current staff, faculty, or student (Note: the nomination form will also ask for your own personal recommendation.)
STEP 4: Submit your completed nomination form with two or more letters of recommendation attached as either PDF or Microsoft Word documents

ABOUT THE AWARDS: The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize exceptional staff members who exemplify Augsburg’s mission statement through their actions. Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award in a presentation on March 7th.

Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award consistently go above and beyond the call of duty by providing exceptional service to others and/or making innovative and outstanding contributions to enhance the objectives of their department or the Augsburg community.

The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff person who has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount time. Staff who have been at Augsburg for 2 years or less are eligible to receive this award.

DEADLINE: Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards will be accepted from January 9th through January 24th. Nominees will be notified on or before February 1.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a sophomore? Apply to be a Phillips Scholar

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Apply to be a Phillips Scholar by January 23!

The Phillips Scholars Program recognizes and rewards private college students who strive to make life better for those with unmet needs. Applicants are challenged to think creatively and become community-service leaders by developing a project to meet an unmet need in Minnesota communities. Phillips Scholars receive scholarships during their junior and senior years, and a stipend to complete a project during the summer between junior and senior year.

This preliminary application is used to select two finalists from Augsburg University who will then develop a full proposal to be submitted to the Minnesota Private College Council for the scholarship. This will include a 5-7 page project proposal, official transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation. Staff members of the Sabo Center will help finalist complete their applications.

You must be a sophomore during the 2018-2019 school year to apply.

Read more about the Phillips Scholarship program here: https://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/giving/our-scholarships/phillips-scholars-program

Preliminary application (see link, below): Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

Full applications will be due February 8, 2019.

Preliminary Application Due January 23

Discounted semester Metro Passes for sale in bookstore

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Discounted Metro Passes are available through the bookstore – sold at $115.00 (discounted from $165.00). Semester passes are good for both light rail lines, all buses, and the Northstar rail to Anoka.

Be sure to register your pass at https://www.metrotransit.org/ If your pass is lost or stolen, the replacement costs only $5.00.

Sign up now for the Alternative Spring Break 2019

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Looking for something meaningful to do this spring break? Consider signing up for Alternative Spring Break!

During the week of March 16th-23rd, Augsburg students will be traveling to Birmingham, Alabama to serve with Habitat for Humanity. We’ll visit places like the Civil Rights Institute and learn from African-American activism both past and present. This trip is a great opportunity for students of different backgrounds to come together, learn, and build houses and community!

Registration is open now! Forms can be found online at http://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry/alternativespringbreak/ and in the Campus Ministry Office.

Spots fill up fast, so register soon! $100 is due at registration to secure your spot. The cost of the trip is $250 which includes lodging, transportation, and most meals.

Want to learn more? Have questions? Email Sydney Saygbe at saygbes@augsburg.edu

Like us on Facebook “Augsburg Alternative Spring Break” + Follow us on Twitter @AuggieSpringBrk

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation

Season 2 Premiere of The Augsburg Podcast Features President Pribbenow

submitted by chambek2@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Podcast is back! Season 2 features voices of Augsburg University faculty and staff starting with President Pribbenow. We hope this is one way you can get to know the people who educate our students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. Subscribe on Itunes.

Listen Here to Paul Pribbenow: Putting Students First

Event Announcements

Two Weeks in Puerto Rico – Summer course 2019

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Apply by January 31 to join the 2-week summer course in Puerto Rico. The course is THR 295 – Art Performing Social Change. It is a 4-credit class that examines the role of art in resistance and social change.

The program takes place in Puerto Rico, USA, from May 13-29, but you must apply by January 31.

The cost of the program is only $3,475!
PROGRAM COSTS:
Tuition for 4 Credits $1,680
Program Fee* $2,971
CGEE Travel Grant -$1,176 (automatically awarded to all Auggies)
Total Program Cost: $3,475

*This all-inclusive program fee covers: tuition, round-trip airfare, all lodging, most meals, all program activities, and all transportation during the program.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!!!

Don’t hesitate. Be one of the cool kids and go to Puerto Rico–earn credit, and fulfill your Augsburg Experience this May!

Learn more about the program, the scholarships, and apply online!

Study in Norway this Summer

submitted by evansk@augsburg.edu

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.

Applications are due February 1st, an info session on the program will take place January 24th at 5p.m. Location TBD.

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

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

Application Checklist

MN Private College Job & Internship Fair – Register Now

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

Kipsu (start-up company) is hiring

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Kipsu is pioneering a software-based solution designed to revolutionize how service-driven brands interact with consumers. They are looking to hire students graduating spring 2019 that have an interest in business. There will be a panel and overview about Kipsu, along with time to network. Pizza Provided.
All are welcome to learn more. Sponsored by: Augsburg Business Organization and Strommen Career & Internship Center

Date: January 24th
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hagfors Center, 351

Handshake for more info and to join the event

Assessment Day Workshops

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Please note on your calendars that we will again have two hours set aside for assessment work on Tuesday, February 26. 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.

Writing Effective Learning Outcomes
Facilitator: Jenny Hanson

In this 30 minute workshop, participants will learn how to craft effective and assessable learning outcomes for their department, program, or course. Participants are encouraged to bring current outcomes to the workshop. If you are unsure of your department or program’s learning outcomes, contact Kerri Maher.

Department/Program Curriculum Mapping
Facilitator: Kristen Chamberlain

Do you need to update your department or program curricular map? Does making a curriculum map sound like fun, but you have no idea where to begin? Then this is the workshop for you! During this 30 minute workshop you can see examples of curriculum maps and update your own. Creating up-to-date curriculum maps is particularly important as we submit our HLC assurance agreement this summer. Participants are invited to bring their current maps to the workshop. If you need to find your department or program map, please contact Kerri Maher.

Institutional Assessment: Writing
Facilitator: TBD

During this presentation, attendees will learn about the Institutional Assessment project on writing. The presentation will demonstrate how the Assessment Committee is using Aqua to assess writing on our campus.

Lunch is provided, so please let us know if you plan to attend.

RSVP for Assessment Day Workshops and Lunch

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