$5 for staff, faculty, and students

submitted by ellenbuj@augsburg.edu

We are looking for staff, faculty, and/or students willing to take 10 minutes to participate in a psychological study. This study looks at criminal justice procedures. Participants are able to obtain one course credit (when applicable) or $5 for participation. Research will be conducted in Hagfors 252. If you are interested please contact Jennifer Ellenburg at ellenbuj@augsburg.edu or Donovan Paz at pazbasd@augsburg.edu to set up an appointment, or ask questions.

Curricular Inclusion Study

submitted by velamcco@augsburg.edu

Day Students,

If you have already completed the Curricular Inclusion Survey, thank you so much for taking the time to do so! Your feedback and input are valuable to us. If you have not yet done so, this notice is intended as a friendly reminder. Check your email for the survey and follow the link.

Because we deeply respect the time it takes to complete the survey, those who do so will automatically be entered into a raffle for one of eight gift cards (four awards valued at $25 and four awards valued at $50).

What Brings You Light?

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s Interfaith Scholars, a group of students who are interested in exploring the religious diversity of the Augsburg student body, the wider Twin Cities community, and the United States through interreligious dialogue and action, are organizing a campus wide art project focused on the question: “What brings you light?” This is an ambiguous prompt, as our goal is to engage with folks from many different religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds and to showcase what is the “light” in our lives despite our different beliefs.

We ask the members of the Augsburg community to reflect on what brings them light, and to photograph if they are able. Perhaps it is a beloved pet, a significant other, a spice rack because you love cooking, a pocket bible, a special place you spend time in, etc. If it is not something you’re able to photograph, a selfie would be a great submission! Please send appropriate content, as these photos will be displayed at the “Interfaith Art Project Showcase” on April 4th in the Gundale Chapel, located in Hagfors from 5pm-8pm.

We are also asking for an audio clip with your photo submission. You can talk about what your light is or answer one of the following questions the Interfaith Scholars has compiled. Please send your photo submission to interfaith@augsburg.edu. You may submit a text description or an audio recording between 30 seconds and 90 seconds long answering any of these questions:
– What brings you light?
– What brings you meaning?
– What brings you joy?

Please feel free to interpret the question in whatever way resonates with you. Be creative, be spontaneous, and be intentional. Please let us know if you have any questions on this art project or are unsure on how to complete the submission.

We look forward to seeing (and hearing!) from you.

Best,
Augsburg Interfaith Scholars

LSAMP North Star STEM Funding for Experimental Biology Conference

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Join the Experimental Biology (EB) community in Orlando, Florida April 6-9, 2019!

“EB is the largest and most prestigious interdisciplinary meeting of its kind. Life sciences and biomedical researchers from all over the world meet to network and share cutting-edge research that leads to discoveries and career advancement. EB welcomes everyone with interest in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. EB 2019 offers:

-Access to five society meetings in one location with one registration fee
-More than 50 concurrent scientific sessions open to all attendees featuring the latest in life science disciplines.
-Opportunity to meet representatives from over 300 companies on the exhibit floor
-Over 5,000 poster presentations
-A diverse audience: 65 countries on average are represented”

Read more at: https://experimentalbiology.org/2019/home.aspx

Augsburg students who are underrepresented minority students in STEM may be eligible for funding to travel to this event through the LSAMP North Star STEM Alliance. Students wishing to travel must be in good academic standing and be able to accomodate time away from classes and labs.

To express an interest in attending this conference, please fill out the following “EB: I’m interested!” Google Form by February 28.

https://goo.gl/forms/txAmJUanmwTSBuiD3

Questions? Please email Sabrina Doré of STEM Programs: dores@augsburg.edu.

Interest Form for EB Conference

Register for a Free Webinar: Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, March 6th | Webinar – Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders to Confront Racism | 2:00-3:00 pm, Online

Register for the upcoming webinar, “Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders to Confront Racism,” taking place on Wednesday, March 6, at 3:00 p.m. (EST) (2:00 pm CST). Anyone on campus can register for free and watch from their own device.

“An increasing aversion to difference and the growing number of racial incidents have left colleges and universities with the challenge of how to affect change and to heal from the legacies and harms of racism. This webinar will discuss the efforts of the first ten Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers in addressing the historical and contemporary effects of racism to bring about transformative and sustainable change for our students, in our communities, and across our country”.

Register for Webinar

TODAY: Hear about “Innovative Experiential Education Strategies”

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Innovative Experiential Education Strategies. There are a variety of ways to incorporate experiential learning into a course. Join CTL and the Sabo Center as we hear faculty (Darcey Engen, Matt Maruggi, and Ben Stottrup) talk about their successes and challenges with different experiential learning strategies from field trips and guest speakers to semester-long projects–what worked, what didn’t, what surprised them, and more!

Today: Thursday, February 28th | Innovative Experiential Education Strategies | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, Marshall Room

CTL

Long Live the Lecture

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Diane Pike will give the next EDTalk on March 13th. Bring your coffees to HC 151 at 3:20 for a 15 minute talk just prior to the faculty meeting.

“Everyone talks in class and doing so as effectively as possible is important. Focusing on interactive lecture pedagogy, this session introduces rationale for paying attention to lecture style and strategies for making it work.”

Zoom: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/332435332 Meeting ID 332-435-332

Wednesday, March 13th | EDTalk with Diane Pike | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151

CTL

Five days left to apply for 2019-2020 Public Leadership Scholars Programs

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

CURRENT SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:

Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s three Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In these programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in the Christian tradition, through interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science and receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Current students with sophomore or junior status who plan to study on campus all of the 2019-20 academic year are eligible to apply.

APPLYING: The application for all three programs is available online through Sabo or CCV website, listed below.
Christensen Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program/
Interfaith Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/interfaith-scholars-program/apply
Sabo Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/sabo-scholars/

The application deadline is March 4, 2019.

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at ccv@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at sabocenter@augsburg.edu

Minneapolis Parking restrictions in effect until April 1st

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

To ensure that fire trucks and other emergency vehicles can continue to navigate Minneapolis neighborhoods, Winter Parking Restrictions will go into effect Wednesday in Minneapolis.

The snow emergency declared on Sunday, February 24th will expire on Tuesday, February 26th at 8:00 p.m.

Beginning , Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 8:00 a.m., Do Not Park on the EVEN numbered side of non-Snow Emergency Routes until April 1, unless conditions allow the City to lift the ban earlier. Streets designated as Snow Emergency Routes and Parkways are not affected by Winter Parking Restrictions and vehicles can park on both sides of these streets, unless otherwise posted.

Winter parking restrictions are being put in place because Minneapolis has had so much snow that streets have narrowed to the point that access for emergency vehicles is restricted, posing a risk to public safety.

Vehicles that are parked in violation of the parking restrictions are subject to a ticket and tow.

For more information visit the City’s snow information web site, or call the Snow Emergency Hotline: (612) 348-SNOW (7669).

Last Call: Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for February

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

Norwegian Film Screening: March 13th: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

submitted by hoddevit@augsburg.edu

Norway Hub continues our Norwegian movie series with Before Snowfall (Før snøen faller), a film by Hisham Zaman. This series is made possible by the Norwegian Film Institute in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Showings in the Twin Cities are presented as a result of a partnership between the Honorary Norwegian Consulate in Minneapolis, Augsburg University, and Norway House.

BEFORE SNOWFALL is a nontraditional road movie about family, love, dignity and honor. Siyar is the eldest man in the family. When his sister escapes from her own wedding, he is given the task to track her down and restore the family’s reputation. The hunt after his sister becomes a dangerous journey from east to west, where the collision of traditional bound cultures and modern western living challenges Siyar to find out who he really is. In Istanbul he meets the young girl Evin, who is also lost between borders in Europe. They experience a budding friendship and an infatuation. Evin chooses to travel with him, unknowing of his plan.

Date: Wednesday, March 13th
Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Place: Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Hall

Trailer

Dean of Arts & Sciences candidates on campus

submitted by kaivola@augsburg.edu

Dear faculty and staff colleagues,

Finalists for the Dean of Arts & Sciences position will be on campus over the next two weeks, and I invite you to take advantage of the opportunities to meet each of these candidates. Your participation in the open sessions serves two important purposes: it ensures that we receive broad feedback from the community on each candidate and (just as importantly) a good showing at the open sessions helps build our candidates’ interest in joining our community. We want to send a positive message about who we are in order to recruit the best candidate as well as discern the best candidates for us. Your participation in the process is crucial to both aims.

Our three candidates will be on campus Mon., March 4, Wed., March 6, and Wed. March 13. All public presentations will be held from 2:00-3:00 pm in OGC 100 — faculty and staff are encouraged to attend as many presentations as possible.

Curriculum vitae will be shared one business day prior to each visit–please watch for a message from me, which will provide links to the candidate’s CV and to a feedback form. Those who meet the candidates are strongly encouraged to provide feedback on perceived strengths and weaknesses, using the feedback form provided. These forms will be available until noon of the day following the interview visit.

The search committee will review the feedback you share via the online forms prior to forwarding its final recommendations to me. I will review that feedback as well.

I wish to extend my gratitude and acknowledge the excellent work of the search committee in reviewing almost 100 applications, participating in zoom interviews with those from a very deep pool who were deemed most promising, and identifying the three finalists to bring to Augsburg for campus visits

I look forward to having a new Dean of Arts & Sciences named soon!

Karen

Employer Table: Homeward Bound

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

On Thursday, February 28th from 10:30-12:30 Homeward Bound representatives will be on campus in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

Homeward Bound serves children, adolescents and adults with a variety of disabilities, but we have the unique capacity of meeting the needs of those with the most severe and profound disabilities. Our direct support professionals, nurses, nurse care managers, supervisors and managers work together to provide respectful, dignified personal assistance and support to children and adults with disabilities.

Responsibilities include assisting people with daily living skills, meal preparation, medication administration, community activities and maintaining a clean, safe environment in an assigned group home. We do not require applicants to have experience. We have flexible scheduling so it is the perfect opportunity for students that are interested in healthcare.

For more information visit: www.hbimn.org

Resume Resources for All Adult Undergrad Majors

submitted by matthewk@augsburg.edu

ALL Adult Undergrad students are invited to an overview of important information about your Resume & Cover Letters (things every working professional should know). The Strommen Career & Internship Center presentation will review the resources available to students, where to locate them, and how easy it is to use them. This could be the most important information you need to land your next position or get that coveted promotion at the office.

In addition to the presentation, Faculty will be join us to engage you in conversation. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with the Strommen Career & Internship Center, university faculty, and other students.

When? Monday, March 4, 2019
Time? 5pm to 5:50pm
Where? Hagfors Center, Room 150A

A light dinner will be served.

You can easily RSVP by selecting Yes or No in the Google calendar invite you received via email.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Work Connections for Adult Undergrad Business Majors

submitted by matthewk@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Career & Internship Center will give an overview of Work Connections before your Thursday class.

Work Connections will satisfy the Augsburg Experience requirement for your degree. In addition to the presentation, Faculty from the Business Department will be joining us to engage you in conversation. This is a prime opportunity to build your professional network and learn about an important component of your curriculum.

When? Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time? 5pm to 5:50pm
Where? Oren Gateway Center, Room 111
Note: This event is for Business Majors ONLY in the Adult Undergraduate program.
A light meal will be served.

Please RSVP by selecting Yes or No in the Google calendar invite you received.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Work Connections

Staff Appreciation Event – March 7th

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

As part of this event, we are encouraging attendees to bring donations for Campus Cupboard, Augsburg’s student food shelf. Campus Cupboard is currently looking for donations of the following items:

Food donations: Microwaveable meals, healthy snack foods, trail mix, granola bars, peanut butter and other nut butters, canned beans, canned chicken and tuna, canned fruit, dried fruit, sandwich bread, cereal, ramen, baking supplies (flour, sugar, etc.), pasta sauce

Toiletry donations: Shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, pads and tampons, lotion, sunscreen, nail clippers, etc.

Please consider bringing an item to donate to Campus Cupboard on Thursday, March 7. You can also donate any time by bringing items to the Campus Cupboard, located in Foss.

http://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/staff-appreciation/

$5 for staff, faculty, and students

submitted by ellenbuj@augsburg.edu

We are looking for staff, faculty, and/or students willing to take 10 minutes to participate in a psychological study. This study looks at criminal justice procedures. Participants are able to obtain one course credit (when applicable) or $5 for participation. Research will be conducted in Hagfors 252. If you are interested please contact Jennifer Ellenburg at ellenbuj@augsburg.edu or Donovan Paz at pazbasd@augsburg.edu to set up an appointment, or ask questions.

Spring Blood drive on March 13th

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Before you hit the road or go off campus for spring break week, please consider donating some blood to help saves lives. Memorial Blood Center will be on campus for its annual spring blood drive on Wednesday, March 13th. Please help saves lives Auggies by donating blood. The blood drive will be in the East Commons in Christensen Center on Wednesday 3/13/19 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm. Please sign up on-line at www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 0027. You can also call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to get a donation time. Please consider donating blood to help save lives. During our fall blood drive we hit 97% of our goal — let’s make it 100% this time.

http://www.mbc.org/searchdrives

Film Screening Monday, March 4 of Straight/Curve

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Reminder: Please join the Center for Wellness and Counseling and the Melrose Center for the film screening of Straight/Curve, Redefining Body Image on Monday March 4 from 6 – 7:30 pm in OGC 100. The film aims to create a dialogue around body “size” and image and educate people on health and representation while capturing a visual slice of life of the fashion industry. A short discussion will follow and refreshments will be provided. Questions, call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 or click on the link to view the trailer.

http://www.straightcurvefilm.com

What Brings You You Light?

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s Interfaith Scholars, a group of students who are interested in exploring the religious diversity of the Augsburg student body, the wider Twin Cities community, and the United States through interreligious dialogue and action, are organizing a campus wide art project focused on the question: “What brings you light?” This is an ambiguous prompt, as our goal is to engage with folks from many different religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds and to showcase what is the “light” in our lives despite our different beliefs.

We ask the members of the Augsburg community to reflect on what brings them light, and to photograph if they are able. Perhaps it is a beloved pet, a significant other, a spice rack because you love cooking, a pocket bible, a special place you spend time in, etc. If it is not something you’re able to photograph, a selfie would be a great submission! Please send appropriate content, as these photos will be displayed at the “Interfaith Art Project Showcase” on April 4th in the Gundale Chapel, located in Hagfors from 5pm-8pm.

We are also asking for an audio clip with your photo submission. You can talk about what your light is or answer one of the following questions the Interfaith Scholars has compiled. Please send your photo submission to interfaith@augsburg.edu. You may submit a text description or an audio recording between 30 seconds and 90 seconds long answering any of these questions:
– What brings you light?
– What brings you meaning?
– What brings you joy?

Please feel free to interpret the question in whatever way resonates with you. Be creative, be spontaneous, and be intentional. Please let us know if you have any questions on this art project or are unsure on how to complete the submission.

We look forward to seeing (and hearing!) from you.

Best,
Augsburg Interfaith Scholars

Morning Chapel: Paul Pribbenow, Destyn Land and Brandon Williams

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am to hear a conversation between Paul Pribbenow, Destyn Land and Brandon Williams. In December 2018, student leaders Brandon Williams’19 and Destyn Land ’19 attended the Impact Conference in Atlanta where Black students across the nation were encouraged to A.R.I.S.E. (Act. Respond. Initiate. Stand-up. Empower) and become stakeholders in the healing, relief, and deliverance of our community.

More information

LSAMP North Star STEM Funding for Experimental Biology Conference

submitted by ricomec@augsburg.edu

Join the Experimental Biology (EB) community in Orlando, Florida April 6-9, 2019!

“EB is the largest and most prestigious interdisciplinary meeting of its kind. Life sciences and biomedical researchers from all over the world meet to network and share cutting-edge research that leads to discoveries and career advancement. EB welcomes everyone with interest in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. EB 2019 offers:

-Access to five society meetings in one location with one registration fee
-More than 50 concurrent scientific sessions open to all attendees featuring the latest in life science disciplines.
-Opportunity to meet representatives from over 300 companies on the exhibit floor
-Over 5,000 poster presentations
-A diverse audience: 65 countries on average are represented”

Read more at: https://experimentalbiology.org/2019/home.aspx

Augsburg students who are underrepresented minority students in STEM may be eligible for funding to travel to this event through the LSAMP North Star STEM Alliance. Students wishing to travel must be in good academic standing and be able to accomodate time away from classes and labs.

To express an interest in attending this conference, please fill out the following “EB: I’m interested!” Google Form by February 28.

https://goo.gl/forms/txAmJUanmwTSBuiD3

Questions? Please email Sabrina Doré of STEM Programs: dores@augsburg.edu.

Interest Form for EB Conference

RSVP for Speaking of Scholarship with Mary Lowe

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Bodies and Embodiment in Queer Theologies. Religion professor Mary Lowe will share how familiar Christian categories and concepts like the Bible, the human person, God, sin, and relationships take on new and fluid meanings when located within the discipline of emerging queer theologies.

Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, March 6th | Speaking of Scholarship with Mary Lowe | 12:30-1:40 pm, Marshall Room

RSVP for Speaking of Scholarship with Mary Lowe

Innovative Experiential Education Strategies: TOMORROW

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

There are a variety of ways to incorporate experiential learning into a course. Join CTL and the Sabo Center as we hear faculty (Darcey Engen, Matt Maruggi, and Ben Stottrup) talk about their successes and challenges with different experiential learning strategies from field trips and guest speakers to semester-long projects–what worked, what didn’t, what surprised them, and more!

Thursday, February 28th | Innovative Experiential Education Strategies | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, Marshall Room

CTL

Today: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Join Audrey Lensmire, Rachel Lloyd, and Jennie Diaz in this CTL session that will historicize and describe Dr. Ladson-Billing’s work on culturally relevant teachers and her ideas about student learning, cultural competency, and sociopolitical consciousness. How might we think differently about freedom and safety on campus and in the classroom? How do we create certain kinds of communities of learners? What does it mean to teach and to learn at Augsburg University in 2019?

When: Today, February 27th – 3:40-5:00
Where: OGC 100

CTL

Augsburg Senior Leadership Society nominations are now open

submitted by reynosom@augsburg.edu

Nominations for the 2018-2019 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open! These awards celebrate and recognize outstanding student leaders and student organizations at Augsburg University for their innovation, mentorship, advocacy, and engagement throughout this academic year. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeM4QEGJ6BAXOU1-IYBCEOy35HlpkGeQ-akn-P0jBbaJTy81g/viewform)

We encourage all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members to nominate student leaders and student organizations for these awards. A list of awards with their descriptions can be found here:(http://www.augsburg.edu/cao/activities/augsburg-leadership-awards/). Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14.

Nominees will be honored and recipients will be announced at the 20th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 7 from 5:00-7:30pm.

Faculty and Staff of Color Gathering at St. Kate’s

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

CULTIVATING COMMUNITY WITH INTENTION

Host: St. Catherine University
When: Friday, March 8, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. (Followed by a Free Lecture at 7:00 pm in the O’Shaughnessy)
Where: Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, 2004 Randolph Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105

“Join us to celebrate and connect with fellow People of Color (POC) staff and faculty from area colleges and universities. Bring your authentic self and your business card.

Your St. Catherine’s colleagues also invite you to attend the Bonnie Jean Kelly and Joan Kelly Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture “I Have Seen the Good Worlds” featuring Toshi Reagon. The free lecture will take place in The O’Shaughnessy at 7 p.m. “

Register for March 8th Happy Hour

Augsburg Senior Leadership Society application now open

submitted by reynosom@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2018-2019 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors for their leadership contributions over the course of their tenure at Augsburg University. One individual who is inducted into the society will receive the Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award, which has an award value of $500. Students will also be nominated for the Marina Christensen Justice Award, given out at Commencement. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuOtk0wrXjoLTyr53GtWMFWoq6HoVVQU4w0MYGXD8evY0N7Q/viewform)

Applications are due on Thursday, March 14 at 5pm. Recipients will be honored at the 20th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 7 from 5:00-7:30pm.

Staff Appreciation Event – March 7th

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

Staff Senate hopes to see you there!

http://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/staff-appreciation/

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

Resume Resources for All Adult Undergrad Majors

submitted by matthewk@augsburg.edu

ALL Adult Undergrad students are invited to an overview of important information about your Resume & Cover Letters (things every working professional should know). The Strommen Career & Internship Center presentation will review the resources available to students, where to locate them, and how easy it is to use them. This could be the most important information you need to land your next position or get that coveted promotion at the office.

In addition to the presentation, Faculty will be join us to engage you in conversation. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with the Strommen Career & Internship Center, university faculty, and other students.

When? Monday, March 4, 2019
Time? 5pm to 5:50pm
Where? Hagfors Center, Room 150A

A light dinner will be served.

You can easily RSVP by selecting Yes or No in the Google calendar invite you received via email.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Work Connections for Adult Undergrad Business Majors

submitted by matthewk@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Career & Internship Center will give an overview of Work Connections before your Thursday class.

Work Connections will satisfy the Augsburg Experience requirement for your degree. In addition to the presentation, Faculty from the Business Department will be joining us to engage you in conversation. This is a prime opportunity to build your professional network and learn about an important component of your curriculum.

When? Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time? 5pm to 5:50pm
Where? Oren Gateway Center, Room 111
Note: This event is for Business Majors ONLY in the Adult Undergraduate program.
A light meal will be served.

Please RSVP by selecting Yes or No in the Google calendar invite you received.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Work Connections

Funding Opportunities for Faculty Reseasrch

submitted by causey@augsburg.edu

We are pleased to share the below grant announcements, which may be of relevance to faculty interests. If you would like to apply, please contact Lauren Causey, Manager of Sponsored Research (causey@augsburg.edu; ext. 1184).

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Funding Program: NEH Fellowships
Amount: Max of $60,000 (12 months); minimum of $5,000 (1 month).
Deadline: April 10, 2019
Purpose: **NEH encourages applicants to consider the impact—both immediate and long term—of the momentous events of 1776. We invite applications that explore the role of the Declaration of Independence and other foundational documents in the making of U.S. history. In addition, we welcome applications that explore the experiences of states and communities beyond the original colonies in joining the nation, since they have their own stories of becoming part of the United States. We also invite applications examining the stories and contributions of under-represented communities in our nation’s history.
**NEH encourages projects that promote a deeper understanding of American history and culture, as well as projects that advance civic education and knowledge of America’s core principles of government.
**NEH invites projects related to its Standing Together initiative, which encourages projects related to war and military service.

Sponsor: Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation
Funding Program: Faculty-Post-Doctoral Fellows program
Amount: up to $20,000 USD across two years
Deadline: April 1, 2019
November 1, 2019
Purpose: Areas of interest to the Fund are studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems

Dr. Frank to speak on Friday

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Dr. Dana Frank will be visiting MN and coming to Augsburg as part of a Midwest tour with Witness for Peace. She is professor emerita from the University of California Santa Cruz and Honduran expert. Dana is a well known scholar and author of many books including “Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America” and recently released a new book titled, “The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup.
Friday, March 1st
9:20am-10:30am
Marshall Room, Christensen Center

Last Call: Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for February

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

$5 for staff, faculty, and students

submitted by ellenbuj@augsburg.edu

We are looking for staff, faculty, and/or students willing to take 10 minutes to participate in a psychological study. This study looks at criminal justice procedures. Participants are able to obtain one course credit (when applicable) or $5 for participation. Research will be conducted in Hagfors 252. If you are interested please contact Jennifer Ellenburg at ellenbuj@augsburg.edu or Donovan Paz at pazbasd@augsburg.edu to set up an appointment, or ask questions.

What Brings You Light?

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

What brings you light?

Augsburg’s Interfaith Scholars, a group of students who are interested in exploring the religious diversity of the Augsburg student body, the wider Twin Cities community, and the United States through interreligious dialogue and action, are organizing a campus wide art project focused on the question: “What brings you light?” This is an ambiguous prompt, as our goal is to engage with folks from many different religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds and to showcase what is the “light” in our lives despite our different beliefs.

We ask the members of the Augsburg community to reflect on what brings them light, and to photograph if they are able. Perhaps it is a beloved pet, a significant other, a spice rack because you love cooking, a pocket bible, a special place you spend time in, etc. If it is not something you’re able to photograph, a selfie would be a great submission! Please send appropriate content, as these photos will be displayed at the “Interfaith Art Project Showcase” on April 4th in the Gundale Chapel, located in Hagfors from 5pm-8pm.

We are also asking for an audio clip with your photo submission. You can talk about what your light is or answer one of the following questions the Interfaith Scholars has compiled. Please send your photo submission to interfaith@augsburg.edu. You may submit a text description or an audio recording between 30 seconds and 90 seconds long answering any of these questions:
– What brings you light?
– What brings you meaning?
– What brings you joy?

Please feel free to interpret the question in whatever way resonates with you. Be creative, be spontaneous, and be intentional. Please let us know if you have any questions on this art project or are unsure on how to complete the submission.

We look forward to seeing (and hearing!) from you.

Best,
Augsburg Interfaith Scholars

A Day in the Life of Social Media

submitted by benitezk@augsburg.edu

You are invited to the next Augsburg Business Organization meeting featuring an alumni guest speaker. DJ Hamm ’08 who is a leader in Social Media and Earned Media at Securian Financial will be speaking on the variety of tasks involved in the day in the life of a social media leader at a Fortune 500 company. Learn about his current job and his career path since leaving Augsburg.

Thursday, February 28th 5 to 6 pm

Location: Hagfors 351

Free pizza provided by ABO!

ABO Facebook Event

NCAA Final Four Games – Hiring

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

US Bank Stadium is looking to fill full/part-time positions with the food services department during the NCAA Final Four Games. US Bank Stadium is having a hiring event on Thursday, February 28 and would like to invite anyone that is interested to apply.

Review our open positions and apply: http://adtrk.tw/tp/rj6-kcBF.y-K. This link is case sensitive and if typed in, it is typed into the ‘browser’ bar, not the ‘search’ function bar.

The pay range is $11.00 – $20.00 depending upon experience. Employees from the games that are in good standing will be invited to work for us for future events – including the 2019 Vikings season.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Save lots of time and apply online at – http://adtrk.tw/tp/rj6-kcBF.y-K

Tell us you are coming and register for an interview – http://bit.ly/2XgIFG1

Open Position in Multicultural Student Services: Program Assistant

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

Multicultural Student Services has an open position for a Program Assistant. This position is being posted internally only and can be accessed through Inside Augsburg under Administrative Tasks: Internal Job Postings. The posting will remain active through Monday, March 4, 2019.

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.

McNair Website

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 5th

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 15. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) by March 5th (a mentor-approved abstract is required to register).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu.

URGO Website

LSAMP North Star STEM Funding for Experimental Biology Conference

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Join the Experimental Biology (EB) community in Orlando, Florida April 6-9, 2019!

“EB is the largest and most prestigious interdisciplinary meeting of its kind. Life sciences and biomedical researchers from all over the world meet to network and share cutting-edge research that leads to discoveries and career advancement. EB welcomes everyone with interest in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. EB 2019 offers:

-Access to five society meetings in one location with one registration fee
-More than 50 concurrent scientific sessions open to all attendees featuring the latest in life science disciplines.
-Opportunity to meet representatives from over 300 companies on the exhibit floor
-Over 5,000 poster presentations
-A diverse audience: 65 countries on average are represented”

Read more at: https://experimentalbiology.org/2019/home.aspx

Augsburg students who are underrepresented minority students in STEM may be eligible for funding to travel to this event through the LSAMP North Star STEM Alliance. Students wishing to travel must be in good academic standing and be able to accomodate time away from classes and labs.

To express an interest in attending this conference, please fill out the following “EB: I’m interested!” Google Form by February 28.

https://goo.gl/forms/txAmJUanmwTSBuiD3

Questions? Please email Sabrina Doré of STEM Programs: dores@augsburg.edu.

Interest Form for EB Conference

TODAY: Networking Event

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Wondering what networking is? Never been to a networking event?

Students are invited to join alumni on Tuesday, February 26th from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. in the Hagfors Center.

Reasons why you should attend:
*Learn from Auggie experts who have used networking to further their career.
*Get advice on ways to feel comfortable with networking and how to put your best foot forward in professional situations.
*Practice your networking with Auggies from all professions and ages, and start to build a network in a safe and supportive environment.
The evening will consist of a panel discussion and mingling with alumni.

Panel Moderator, Matt Shannon 04′ – Medtronic
Panelists:
Deb Krueger Knight ’82, Founder Career Professionals
Janice Gladden ’12, Target Corporation
Mike Cunningham ’10, Richfield Middle School
Cyrus Batheja ’08, ’11 MBA, United Health Care

Registration is free and open to all students! All majors and students are welcome! Light snacks will be provided.

Register on Handshake

Employer tabling: Summer Camp Job – Wayzata Community

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Representatives from Wayzata Community Church will be on campus tabling on Tuesday, February 26th from 10:30-12:30 in the lobby of the Christensen Center. Stop by to learn more about their summer jobs.

They are hiring faith-centered, college-aged young adults for all positions their 2019 Summer Camp in Annandale, MN (June 1-July 30). They offer overnight camps — 3 sessions for high school students, 3 sessions for middle-school students and 2 sessions for children in grades 3-6.

See the website for full position descriptions.

Search openings

Leadership Award nominations are now open

submitted by reynosom@augsburg.edu

Nominations for the 2018-2019 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open! These awards celebrate and recognize outstanding student leaders and student organizations at Augsburg University for their innovation, mentorship, advocacy, and engagement throughout this academic year. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeM4QEGJ6BAXOU1-IYBCEOy35HlpkGeQ-akn-P0jBbaJTy81g/viewform)

We encourage all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members to nominate student leaders and student organizations for these awards. A list of awards with their descriptions can be found here:(http://www.augsburg.edu/cao/activities/augsburg-leadership-awards/). Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14.

Nominees will be honored and recipients will be announced at the 20th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 7 from 5:00-7:30pm.

Augsburg Leadership application

submitted by reynosom@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2018-2019 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors for their leadership contributions over the course of their tenure at Augsburg University. One individual who is admitted into the society will receive the Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award, which has an award value of $500. Students will also be nominated for the Marina Christensen Justice Award, given out at Commencement. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuOtk0wrXjoLTyr53GtWMFWoq6HoVVQU4w0MYGXD8evY0N7Q/viewform)

Applications are due on Thursday, March 14 at 5pm. Recipients will be honored at the 20th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 7 from 5:00-7:30pm.

Share your Study Abroad/Away Story

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

How was your experience on a Study Abroad or Away Program? Would you like to share your experience and maybe a few photos with your fellow Auggies? Auggies go on programs all over the world on short and long programs–share your story, give advice, or simply give us some feedback on how your program went.

Share your study abroad story here!

Subscribe to the Study Abroad & Away Newsletter

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Sign up for the Study Abroad & Away Monthly Newsletter to get updates from the Center for Global Education and Experience. We will have information about upcoming programs, deadlines, events, feature stories about students who’ve gone abroad, and resources for students who are still thinking about study abroad or returning. There’s something for everyone!

Sign up for the Newsletter here!

One week left to apply for public leadership scholars

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

CURRENT SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:

Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s three Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In these programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in the Christian tradition, through interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science and receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Current students with sophomore or junior status who plan to study on campus all of the 2019-20 academic year are eligible to apply.

APPLYING: The application for all three programs is available online through Sabo or CCV website, listed below.
Christensen Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program/
Interfaith Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/interfaith-scholars-program/apply
Sabo Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/sabo-scholars/

The application deadline is March 4, 2019.

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at ccv@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at sabocenter@augsburg.edu

Bodies and Embodiment in Queer Theologies

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Religion professor Mary Lowe will share how familiar Christian categories and concepts like the Bible, the human person, God, sin, and relationships take on new and fluid meanings when located within the discipline of emerging queer theologies.

Lunch will be provided, so RSVP soon.

Wednesday, March 6th | Speaking of Scholarship with Mary Lowe | 12:30-1:40 pm, Marshall Room

RSVP for Speaking of Scholarship with Mary Lowe

Innovative Experiential Education Strategies: Thursday

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

There are a variety of ways to incorporate experiential learning into a course. Join CTL and the Sabo Center as we hear faculty (Darcey Engen, Matt Maruggi, and Ben Stottrup) talk about their successes and challenges with different experiential learning strategies from field trips and guest speakers to semester-long projects–what worked, what didn’t, what surprised them, and more!

Thursday, February 28th | Innovative Experiential Education Strategies | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, Marshall Room

CTL

Tomorrow: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Join Audrey Lensmire, Rachel Lloyd, and Jennie Diaz in this CTL session that will historicize and describe Dr. Ladson-Billing’s work on culturally relevant teachers and her ideas about student learning, cultural competency, and sociopolitical consciousness. How might we think differently about freedom and safety on campus and in the classroom? How do we create certain kinds of communities of learners? What does it mean to teach and to learn at Augsburg University in 2019?

When: Tomorrow (February 27th) – 3:40-5:00
Where: OGC 100

CTL

Teaching Tip Tuesday

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

This site is home to research, articles, and teaching tips related to Racial Equity. In addition, it offers tools including strategic plans, as well as the ability to evaluate progress and results. You can also connect with others, ask questions, and share ideas.

https://www.racialequitytools.org/home

Teaching Tip Tuesdays fall on the Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month. You can also watch for Tech Tip Tuesdays on the First and Third Tuesdays. Find more resources in the link below.

Teaching Tips and Recources

Students, You Could Win a $25 Bookstore Gift Card

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Assessment Committee values your participation in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and encourages you to take the time to provide your feedback about your experience at Augsburg. To show you how much we value your participation, we have reserved a computer lab in Sverdrup during Assessment Day tomorrow (Tuesday, February 26). All students who take the NSSE during this time will be entered into a drawing for one of four $25 gift cards from the Augsburg Bookstore. If you can’t make it to SVE 201 during this time, please still complete the NSSE. You will receive three invitations to participate over the next several weeks.

The NSSE gives you an opportunity to provide feedback on your campus experience. Take the NSSE between 10:50 am and 12:50 pm tomorrow (February 26th) in SVE 201 and be entered into a drawing for one of four $25 gift cards.

Support for Students with Personal Concerns Affecting School

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

Students, are you struggling with something that is affecting your ability to do your best work as a student, but don’t know where to go for support? Please check out the Student Support Guide to identify resources for support (on campus and in the community) when you are dealing with personal concerns that may be affecting your well-being. The Guide Includes information on Alcohol/Drug Problem, Anxiety/Stress Management, Depression, Eating Disorder, Family Problems, Gambling, Grief & Loss, Relationship Violence, Self-Injury When Distressed, Sexual Assault & Stalking, Social Life, Suicidal Thoughts, Support Groups, and Unplanned Pregnancy. The Student Support Guide can be found in the “A-Z Directory”, on the Student Affairs webpage, or on the Moodle Resources tab.

To access the guide, make sure you are logged into your Augnet account.

Student Support Guide

Funding Opportunity Announcements for Faculty Research

submitted by causey@augsburg.edu

We are pleased to share the below grant announcements, which may be of relevance to faculty interests. If you would like to apply, please contact Lauren Causey, Manager of Sponsored Research (causey@augsburg.edu; ext. 1184).

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Funding Program: NEH Fellowships
Amount: Max of $60,000 (12 months); minimum of $5,000 (1 month).
Deadline: April 10, 2019
Purpose: **NEH encourages applicants to consider the impact—both immediate and long term—of the momentous events of 1776. We invite applications that explore the role of the Declaration of Independence and other foundational documents in the making of U.S. history. In addition, we welcome applications that explore the experiences of states and communities beyond the original colonies in joining the nation, since they have their own stories of becoming part of the United States. We also invite applications examining the stories and contributions of under-represented communities in our nation’s history.
**NEH encourages projects that promote a deeper understanding of American history and culture, as well as projects that advance civic education and knowledge of America’s core principles of government.
**NEH invites projects related to its Standing Together initiative, which encourages projects related to war and military service.

Sponsor: Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation
Funding Program: Faculty-Post-Doctoral Fellows program
Amount: up to $20,000 USD across two years
Deadline: April 1, 2019
November 1, 2019
Purpose: Areas of interest to the Fund are studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems.

Resume Resources for All Adult Undergrad Business Majors

submitted by matthewk@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Career & Internship Center will give an overview of important information about your Resume & Cover Letters (things every working professional should know). They will show where the resources are located and how easy it is to use them.

This could be the most important information you need to land your next position or get that coveted promotion at the office. In addition to the presentation, Faculty will be joining us to engage you in conversation. This is a great opportunity to connect with the Strommen Career & Internship Center, faculty at the university, and other students (did I mention we have food at the event?).

When? Monday, March 4, 2019
Time? 5pm to 5:50pm
Where? Hagfors Center, Room 150A

A light dinner will be served.

Please RSVP for the event by Wednesday, February 28, 2019. You can easily RSVP by selecting Yes or No in the Google calendar invite you received via email.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Strommen Center

Work Connections for Adult Undergrad Business Majors

submitted by matthewk@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Career & Internship Center will give an overview of Work Connections before your Thursday class.

Work Connections will satisfy the Augsburg Experience requirement for your degree. In addition to the presentation, Faculty from the Business Department will be joining us to engage you in conversation. This is a prime opportunity to build your professional network and learn about an important component of your curriculum.

When? Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time? 5pm to 5:50pm
Where? Oren Gateway Center, Room 111
Note: This event is for Business Majors ONLY in the Adult Undergraduate program.
A light meal will be served.

Please RSVP by selecting Yes or No in the Google calendar invite you received.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Work Connections

Historian speaking on Honduras, Friday, March 1st

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Friday, March 1st
9:20am-10:30am
Marshall Room, Christensen Center
Dr. Dana Frank will be visiting MN and coming to Augsburg as part of a Midwest tour with Witness for Peace. She is professor emerita from the University of California Santa Cruz and Honduran expert. Dana is a well known scholar and author of many books including “Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America” and recently released a new book titled, “The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup.

Assessment Day: Learn about new assessment technology

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Oren 111 starting at 11am on Tuesday, 2/26 for an introduction to the university’s new assessment software, Watermark and Aqua. Watermark offers departments new ways to structure, track, and report out on their yearly assessment efforts. Aqua is a flexible cloud-based platform for easily scoring student work. These systems are available now to interested departments, and will be introduced to the full campus over the coming years. Lunch will be served following the talk.

RSVP

MLK, Jr. Day of Action – Repeat Sessions

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

Over the next few weeks, CTL will be repeating several of the sessions originally offered during the Day of Action. The first opportunity to catch a session you might have missed is this Wednesday at 3:40 in OGC 100 – “Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.” For more information on this session as well as upcoming events, please visit the CTL website.

While on the website, consider checking out the teaching resources and classroom consultants.

Center for Teaching and Learning

Open Position in Human Resources: Administrative Assistant

submitted by gade@augsburg.edu

Human Resources has an open position for an Administrative Assistant at a .75 FTE. This position is being posted internally only and can be accessed through Inside Augsburg under Administrative Tasks: Internal Job Postings. The posting will remain active through noon on Friday March 1st.

AWAKE: A Dream From Standing Rock

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Native American Film Series and Myron Dewey present Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock on March 29, 2019. The film AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet.” Myron Dewey ( Newe-Numah/ Paiute-Shoshone from the Walker River Paiute Tribe, Agui Diccutta Band and Temoke Shoshone)–filmmaker, professor, historical trauma trainer and journalist–will present the film, which he worked on, and talk about what has happened since the action and to the water protectors and other Indigenous activists.

Augsburg Native American Film Series

MLK, Jr. Day of Action – Repeat Sessions

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

Over the next few weeks, CTL will be repeating several of the sessions originally offered during the Day of Action. The first opportunity to catch a session you might have missed is this Wednesday at 3:40 in OGC 100 – “Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.” For more information on this session as well as upcoming events, please visit the CTL website.

While on the website, consider checking out the teaching resources and classroom consultants.

Center for Teaching and Learning

Visiting EDTalk on Mathematics and Equity

submitted by dupont@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Dr. Michael Young
Iowa State University
 

Equity in the Mathematics Classroom
HC 152
4:20 – 4:50 PM
Many students grow a distaste for mathematics, while others just choose to completely avoid it all together, because of their experiences within the subject. The mathematics classroom is not always an effective place of learning. This is particularly true for women and students of color. This talk will discuss the ideas and research of the ”Designing Equity by Thinking in and about Mathematics” and the NSF INCLUDES ”Building on Strengths” projects and how these projects are disrupting inequities in the mathematics classroom.

Bio:
Michael Young is an Associate Professor of mathematics at Iowa State University. His primary research area is Discrete Mathematics, particularly graph theory and combinatorics. Recently, he has had a focus on equity in the mathematics classroom. Most of this work has been through teacher professional development on creating inclusive mathematics learning spaces. He is responsible for establishing the Mathematicians of Color Alliance (MOCA). MOCA consists of the underrepresented graduate and undergraduate mathematics students and was created with the goals of recruiting, retention, and vertical mentoring. In addition, Dr. Young is co-director of ISU’s Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Mathematics.

Dr. Michael Young’s Website at ISU

Visiting Mathematician Michael Young of Iowa State University

submitted by dupont@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Dr. Michael Young
Iowa State University

Bio:
Michael Young is an Associate Professor of mathematics at Iowa State University (ISU). His primary research area is Discrete Mathematics, particularly graph theory and combinatorics. Recently, he has had a focus on equity in the mathematics classroom. Most of this work has been through teacher professional development on creating inclusive mathematics learning spaces. He is responsible for establishing the Mathematicians of Color Alliance (MOCA). MOCA consists of the underrepresented graduate and undergraduate mathematics students and was created with the goals of recruiting, retention, and vertical mentoring. In addition, Dr. Young is co-director of ISU’s Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Mathematics.
 

Mathematics Colloquium Presentation:

Exponential Domination in Grids
HC 152
3:10 – 4:10 PM
Abstract: Domination in graphs has been an important and active topic in graph theory for over 40 years. It has immediate applications in visibility and controllability. In this talk we will discuss a generalization of domination called exponential domination. A vertex v in an exponential dominating set assigns weight 21−dist(v,u) to vertex u. An exponential dominating set of a graph G is a subset of V (G) such that every vertex in V (G) has been assigned a sum weight of at least 1. We will specifically look at grid graphs and graphs on the torus.

Dr. Michael Young’s Website at ISU

What Brings You Light?

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s Interfaith Scholars, a group of students who are interested in exploring the religious diversity of the Augsburg student body, the wider Twin Cities community, and the United States through interreligious dialogue and action, are organizing a campus wide art project focused on the question: “What brings you light?” This is an ambiguous prompt, as our goal is to engage with folks from many different religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds and to showcase what is the “light” in our lives despite our different beliefs.

We ask the members of the Augsburg community to reflect on what brings them light, and to photograph if they are able. Perhaps it is a beloved pet, a significant other, a spice rack because you love cooking, a pocket bible, a special place you spend time in, etc. If it is not something you’re able to photograph, a selfie would be a great submission! Please send appropriate content, as these photos will be displayed at the “Interfaith Art Project Showcase” on April 4th in the Gundale Chapel, located in Hagfors from 5pm-8pm.

We are also asking for an audio clip with your photo submission. You can talk about what your light is or answer one of the following questions the Interfaith Scholars has compiled. Please send your photo submission to interfaith@augsburg.edu. You may submit a text description or an audio recording between 30 seconds and 90 seconds long answering any of these questions:
– What brings you light?
– What brings you meaning?
– What brings you joy?

Please feel free to interpret the question in whatever way resonates with you. Be creative, be spontaneous, and be intentional. Please let us know if you have any questions on this art project or are unsure on how to complete the submission.

We look forward to seeing (and hearing!) from you.

Best,
Augsburg Interfaith Scholars

Funding Opportunity Announcements for Faculty Research

submitted by causey@augsburg.edu

Funding Opportunity Announcements for Faculty Research

We are pleased to share the below grant announcements, which may be of relevance to faculty interests. If you would like to apply, please contact Lauren Causey, Manager of Sponsored Research (causey@augsburg.edu; ext. 1184).

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Funding Program: NEH Fellowships
Amount: Max of $60,000 (12 months); minimum of $5,000 (1 month).
Deadline: April 10, 2019
Purpose: **NEH encourages applicants to consider the impact—both immediate and long term—of the momentous events of 1776. We invite applications that explore the role of the Declaration of Independence and other foundational documents in the making of U.S. history. In addition, we welcome applications that explore the experiences of states and communities beyond the original colonies in joining the nation, since they have their own stories of becoming part of the United States. We also invite applications examining the stories and contributions of under-represented communities in our nation’s history.
**NEH encourages projects that promote a deeper understanding of American history and culture, as well as projects that advance civic education and knowledge of America’s core principles of government.
**NEH invites projects related to its Standing Together initiative, which encourages projects related to war and military service.

Sponsor: Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation
Funding Program: Faculty-Post-Doctoral Fellows program
Amount: up to $20,000 USD across two years
Deadline: April 1, 2019
November 1, 2019
Purpose: Areas of interest to the Fund are studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems.

Augsburg Then and Now: Why Tom Peterson ’69 Gives to the Clifford A. Peterson Scholarship

submitted by chambek2@augsburg.edu

The Institutional Advancement Division seeks to recognize donors who have given generously to offset financial challenges of today’s Augsburg students. Read about their stories through our Gift Announcement blog.

Read Augsburg Then and Now: Why Tom Peterson ’69 Gives to the Clifford A. Peterson Scholarship

A Day in the Life of Social Media

submitted by benitezk@augsburg.edu

All,

You are invited to the next Augsburg Business Organization meeting featuring an alumni guest speaker. DJ Hamm ’08 who is a leader in Social Media and Earned Media at Securian Financial will be speaking on the variety of tasks involved in the day in the life of a social media leader at a Fortune 500 company. Learn about his current job and his career path since leaving Augsburg.

Thursday, February 28th 5 to 6 pm

Location: Hagfors 351

Free pizza provided by ABO!

ABO Facebook Event

Doug Green: Self-Discovery in Literature and Drama, S2E5 of The Augsburg Podcast

submitted by chambek2@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Podcast features voices of Augsburg University faculty and staff. 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 Doug Green: Self-Discovery in Literature and Drama

LSAMP North Star STEM Funding for Experimental Biology Conference

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Join the Experimental Biology (EB) community in Orlando, Florida April 6-9, 2019!

“EB is the largest and most prestigious interdisciplinary meeting of its kind. Life sciences and biomedical researchers from all over the world meet to network and share cutting-edge research that leads to discoveries and career advancement. EB welcomes everyone with interest in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. EB 2019 offers:

-Access to five society meetings in one location with one registration fee
-More than 50 concurrent scientific sessions open to all attendees featuring the latest in life science disciplines.
-Opportunity to meet representatives from over 300 companies on the exhibit floor
-Over 5,000 poster presentations
-A diverse audience: 65 countries on average are represented”

Read more at: https://experimentalbiology.org/2019/home.aspx

Augsburg students who are underrepresented minority students in STEM may be eligible for funding to travel to this event through the LSAMP North Star STEM Alliance. Students wishing to travel must be in good academic standing and be able to accomodate time away from classes and labs.

To express an interest in attending this conference, please fill out the following “EB: I’m interested!” Google Form by February 28.

https://goo.gl/forms/txAmJUanmwTSBuiD3

Questions? Please email Sabrina Doré of STEM Programs: dores@augsburg.edu.

Interest Form for EB Conference

Students, You Could Win a $25 Bookstore Gift Card

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Assessment Committee values your participation in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and encourages you to take the time to provide your feedback about your experience at Augsburg. To show you how much we value your participation, we have reserved a computer lab in Sverdrup during Assessment Day tomorrow (Tuesday, February 26). All students who take the NSSE during this time will be entered into a drawing for one of four $25 gift cards from the Augsburg Bookstore. If you can’t make it to SVE 201 during this time, please still complete the NSSE. You will receive three invitations to participate over the next several weeks.

The NSSE gives you an opportunity to provide feedback on your campus experience. Take the NSSE between 10:50 am and 12:50 pm tomorrow (February 26th) in SVE 201 and be entered into a drawing for one of four $25 gift cards.

Leadership Award nominations are now open

submitted by reynosom@augsburg.edu

Nominations for the 2018-2019 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open! These awards celebrate and recognize outstanding student leaders and student organizations at Augsburg University for their innovation, mentorship, advocacy, and engagement throughout this academic year. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeM4QEGJ6BAXOU1-IYBCEOy35HlpkGeQ-akn-P0jBbaJTy81g/viewform)

We encourage all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members to nominate student leaders and student organizations for these awards. A list of awards with their descriptions can be found here:(http://www.augsburg.edu/cao/activities/augsburg-leadership-awards/). Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14.

Nominees will be honored and recipients will be announced at the 20th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 7 from 5:00-7:30pm.

Augsburg Leadership application

submitted by reynosom@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2018-2019 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors for their leadership contributions over the course of their tenure at Augsburg University. One individual who is inducted into the society will receive the Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award, which has an award value of $500. Students will also be nominated for the Marina Christensen Justice Award, given out at Commencement. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuOtk0wrXjoLTyr53GtWMFWoq6HoVVQU4w0MYGXD8evY0N7Q/viewform)

Applications are due on Thursday, March 14 at 5pm. Recipients will be honored at the 20th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 7 from 5:00-7:30pm.

Evening with Alumni: Tips, Tricks, Practice Networking

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Wondering what networking is? Never been to a networking event?

Students are invited to join alumni on Tuesday, February 26th from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. in the Hagfors Center.

Reasons why you should attend:
*Learn from Auggie experts who have used networking to further their career.
*Get advice on ways to feel comfortable with networking and how to put your best foot forward in professional situations.
*Practice your networking with Auggies from all professions and ages, and start to build a network in a safe and supportive environment.
The evening will consist of a panel discussion and mingling with alumni.

Panel Moderator, Matt Shannon 04′ – Medtronic
Panelists:
Deb Krueger Knight ’82, Founder Career Professionals
Janice Gladden ’12, Target Corporation
Mike Cunningham ’10, Richfield Middle School
Cyrus Batheja ’08, ’11 MBA, United Health Care

Registration is free and open to all students! All majors and students are welcome! Light snacks will be provided.

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Assessment Day: Learn about new assessment technology

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Oren 111 starting at 11am on Tuesday, 2/26 for an introduction to the university’s new assessment software, Watermark and Aqua. Watermark offers departments new ways to structure, track, and report out on their yearly assessment efforts. Aqua is a flexible cloud-based platform for easily scoring student work. These systems are available now to interested departments, and will be introduced to the full campus over the coming years. Lunch will be served following the talk.

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Free Webinar: Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Register for the upcoming webinar, “Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders to Confront Racism,” taking place on Wednesday, March 6, at 3:00 p.m. (EST) (2:00 pm CST). Anyone on campus can register for free and watch from their own device.

“An increasing aversion to difference and the growing number of racial incidents have left colleges and universities with the challenge of how to affect change and to heal from the legacies and harms of racism. This webinar will discuss the efforts of the first ten Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers in addressing the historical and contemporary effects of racism to bring about transformative and sustainable change for our students, in our communities, and across our country”.

Wednesday, March 6th | Webinar – Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders to Confront Racism | 2:00-3:00 pm, Online

Register for Webinar

Hear About Innovative Experiential Education Strategies

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

There are a variety of ways to incorporate experiential learning into a course. Join CTL and the Sabo Center as we hear faculty (Darcey Engen, Matt Maruggi, and Ben Stottrup) talk about their successes and challenges with different experiential learning strategies from field trips and guest speakers to semester-long projects–what worked, what didn’t, what surprised them, and more!

Thursday, February 28th | Innovative Experiential Education Strategies | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, Marshall Room

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