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Classroom Consulting – Why not?

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

Seventeen faculty members currently serve as Classroom Consultants, representing a wide variety of disciplines and pedagogical styles. The consultants have been trained to offer Augsburg professors confidential, non-judgmental assistance through a collaborative process.

Working with a consultant may include classroom or lab observations (in person or through the use of video), review of classroom/online materials and learning goals, brainstorming sessions to address classroom issues, or any combination based on your goals. This service is free and open to all Augsburg instructors.

For more information, please visit the Classroom Consulting page on the CTL website

CTL Classroom Consulting

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

Alternative Spring Break 2019: Building Together

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. You could be one of these! 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.

The cost of the trip is $250 which includes lodging, transportation, and most meals.
Registration 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.

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

Meet with a TIAA Advisor next week

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

TIAA Financial Consultants will be on campus next week to meet with you to discuss your personal financial situation. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning. All meetings are confidential!

Available dates and times:

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

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

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

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

Space is limited, so please register soon!

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

Register for a confidential meeting here!

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 5

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

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.

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.

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

Event Announcements

3:30 TODAY: Learn about Free $$ for study abroad

submitted by dvorak@augsburg.edu

Come learn all about how study abroad works at Augsburg, and about the Gilman Scholarship, where you can win $5000-$8000 for your experience abroad. You’ll leave with a great start on your essays and ideas for programs that will meet your requirements. The Gilman Scholarship is open to all US citizens who are Pell Grant eligible.

Friday, Feb 8
3:30 – 4:30pm
Marshall Room, Christiansen Center

Or plan to come to our SECOND workshop later this month:

Tuesday, Feb 19
11am – 12 noon
Augsburg Room, Christiansen Center

There is a pile of money on the floor! Will you pick it up?

Questions? Email: abroad@augsburg.edu

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship

“Mud” by María Irene Fornés – Performs TODAY

submitted by gustafse@augsburg.edu

Reserve your tickets now!

Feb 7th-9th at 7pm
Feb 10th at 3pm

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

Augsburg University is proud to be part of the HowlRound Theatre Commons Celebrando Fornés/Celebrating Fornés. This year long event seeks to celebrate and preserve the work and legacy of María Irene Fornés, a Cuban-American playwright, director, and educator. Her work focuses on poverty and feminism, coming from the inspired view of a lesbian artist living during a crucial time in queer and civil rights. She is regarded as the American theatre’s “Mother of Avant-Garde.”

The rehearsal process of Mud has been one of healing, collaboration, and exploration. Through workshop based rehearsals, we discovered the soul of each scene together, taking it one step at a time. For many of us the world of this play feels so far removed from our own, yet it depicts themes that are relevant in the US today: financial and housing instability, limited access to education, and limited access to health care. We also agree that even though love comes in many forms, abuse is not one of them. – Lauren Syme, director

http://www.augsburg.edu/theater/ticket

Summer Job Camp Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a summer job? Looking to gain leadership skills? Spend your summer working with youth.

On Monday, February 11, 2019 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm there will be a summer camp job fair in the lobby of the Christensen Center. The fair is free and open to all students. Camp representatives from a number of states are looking to hire students to work over the summer with youth. Jobs vary from camp counselors, activity instructors, kitchen help, etc. Housing and food is included, as well as, as a stipend. If interested, representatives will interview you at the fair. (dress attire – casual to business)

A few reasons why you should work at a camp:

*Camp will build teamwork skills like no other
*You learn how to be a role model
*The kids will inspire you as much as you inspire them, if not more.
*It’s a fun yet challenging summer gig
*You will make life-long friends
*It might help you find a direction
*New Experiences

Questions? Contact 612-330-1472 – tilton@augsburg.edu

FAFSA & MN Dream Act Completion Workshop

submitted by vangmm3@augsburg.edu

The Multicultural Student Services and Student Financial Services are holding a FAFSA completion workshop in order to assist students in completing their FAFSA applications. Students should be sure to bring their 2017 taxes/W-2s, parent’s 2017 taxes/W-2s and their FSA ID login. Computers will be available for use but students are welcome to bring their own laptops.

Wednesday, February 13th 4:00-5:30pm.
Sverdrup 201

For any questions about the event contact the MSS office at MSS@augsburg.edu & 612-330-1087 or the Student Financial Services office at studentfinances@augsburg.edu & 612-330-1046.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1066596990191925/

Join Alumni: Tips, Tricks & Networking

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

On Tuesday, February 26th all students are invited to attend an alumni panel followed by networking practice from 6:00-7:30 pm (5:30 check-in) in the Hagfors Center.

*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.

SCHEDULE

5:30 pm Check-in
6:00 pm Panel Discussion (learn tips and tricks on how to network)
6:45 pm Mingle with alumni

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

REGISTER ON HANDSHAKE

Focused Conversations on the Strommen Center Initiative: Next Week

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

The February Focused Conversation will feature Katie Bishop, Chief Student Success Officer, and Lee George, Executive Director of the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work discussing the Strommen Center Initiative. This initiative is to develop a comprehensive plan for the Strommen Center, positioning workforce readiness and alignment as one strategic focus of the Augsburg2025 plan.

Tues, Feb. 12: 2 p.m., Marshall Room (session available via livestream)
Wed, Feb. 13, 12:30 p.m., Hagfors150

For the livestream link or to add a session to your calendar, go to the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg.

All Hands page

Norwegian Film Screening: February 13

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Rescheduled for Wednesday, February 13: In Order of Disappearance

A 2014 Norwegian black comedy action film (compared to the film Fargo) directed by Hans Petter Moland and starring Stellan Skarsgård.

Brief Summary:
Nils ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, and is recently awarded a Citizen of the Year Award. When his son is murdered for something he did not do, Nils wants revenge. And justice. His actions ignite a war between the vegan gangster “the Count” and the Serbian mafia boss “Papa”. Winning a blood feud isn’t easy, especially not in a welfare state. But Nils has something going for him: Heavy machinery and beginners luck. (IMDb)

Date: Wednesday, February 13
Location: Sateren Auditorium
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1-Fm3xx6gw

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Additional screening this semester:
Date: Wednesday, March 13
Location: Sateren Auditorium
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Film: Before Snowfall (Før Snøen Faller)
Director: Hisham Zaman, a contemporary Kurdish-Norwegian filmmaker
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTR23exgNI8

Brief Summary:
A road movie that becomes an odyssey from East to West for young Siyar, a village-boy from Iraqi-Kurdistan. His journey begins when his older sister, Nermin, flees her wedding. Siyar’s father is dead, and as the eldest son, he is obliged to set out to find his sister and restore his family honour in the local village. In Istanbul he meets the young girl Evin. They travel together. Their journey through Greece, Germany (Berlin) and Norway makes Siyar’s search for his sister a search for dignity and love. (IMDb)

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

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HabitAware: Winner of Meda’s $1 Million Challenge speaks at Augsburg University February 16

submitted by ricomec@augsburg.edu

“HabitAware, a local tech startup developing a smart awareness tracker called Keen to stop behaviors like hair pulling, nail biting and skin picking, took home the top prize at the Metropolitan Economic Development Association’s (Meda) $1 Million Challenge startup competition Wednesday.

As the first place winner in the $1M Challenge, Minneapolis-based HabitAware will receive $400,000 to advance its business.”

Read more at:
https://www.americaninno.com/minne/inno-news-minne/habitaware-wins-top-prize-at-medas-1-million-challenge/

Jump Start Your STEM Job Search welcomes Aneela Idnani, co-founder and president of HabitAware, as its keynote speaker. Jump Start offers opportunities to:

-Network with STEM industry professionals
-Attend career-oriented workshops
-Gain insights from STEM panelists
-Get personalized feedback on resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles
-Have a FREE professional headshot taken.

Join us!
Saturday, February 16th
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Hagfors Center

Register for Jump Start Your STEM Job Search today!

Jump Start Your STEM Job Search – February 16 – Register today

submitted by ricomec@augsburg.edu

Join us at the 5th annual Jump Start Your STEM Job Search!

Saturday, February 16th
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Hagfors Center

This event is perfect for all STEM majors – first year students to seniors. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to:

– Network with STEM industry professionals
– Attend career-oriented workshops
– Gain insights from STEM panelists
– Get personalized feedback on resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles
– Have a FREE professional headshot taken.

We welcome Aneela Idnani, co-founder and president of HabitAware, as our keynote speaker. HabitAware’s Keen smart bracelet “Retrains The Brain.” Keen creates awareness of hair pulling, skin picking and nail biting, debilitating mental health conditions. Having grown up with hair pulling disorder, Aneela is now an outspoken mental health advocate. HabitAware is a HAX hardware accelerator alumnus and recently received an NIH research grant. Her life’s work (HabitAware) has been featured as a TIME Magazine 2018 Best Invention and in BuzzFeed, SELF Magazine, The Washington Post, Prevention Magazine and more.

No cost to attend. Breakfast and lunch included.

Please send all questions and accommodation requests to stem@augsburg.edu. Accommodation requests should be made one week in advance to allow us to best meet your needs.

Register Today!

Study Abroad & Away Fair – February 15

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Come learn about hundreds of off-campus study programs available to Auggies! Programs are around the world as well as the USA, and range in length from 8 days to a whole year. There is something to fit each student!

Pick up program brochures, ask questions, and discover global opportunities that are perfect for you! Don’t forget to enter the prize drawing, too!

Join us:
Friday, February 15
10:30 – 2:30, Christensen Center

Learn more about Study Abroad & Away

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