“Passage” (A Staged Reading) is Seeking Actors and a Director

submitted by chamberh@augsburg.edu

My name is Halle Chambers. For a little over a year now, I have been writing a historical fiction play called “Passage” about Swedish immigration to Minnesota in the late nineteenth century. This semester, I will be presenting a staged reading of my play for theatrical honors. I am currently looking for anyone who might be interested in being a part of the project.

In “Passage,” we follow a small Swedish family from beginning to end of their journey to America. The story mostly centers on the son, Björn, who acts as the main narrator, chronicling the family’s journey in a journal. Many characters are double-cast for effect:

BJÖRN: Son. Early teens. Main Narrator. Also KIM
LYDIA: Mother. Also SOLVEIG
JACOB: Father.
CAROLINA: Daughter. 6-8 years old
KRISTINA: LYDIA’s younger sister. Left Sweden in earlier wave. Lives in Minnesota . Family’s connection in America. Also EMMA
LARS: Good Samaritan. Also DOCTOR/DRAGON
KIM: BJÖRN’s great-grandson. Also BJÖRN
EMMA: KIM’s older cousin and BJÖRN’s great-granddaughter. Also KRISTINA.
SOLVEIG: KIM and EMMA’s grandmother, and BJÖRN’s granddaughter. Also LYDIA
TEACHER: Strict authoritarian educator. Historically, likely male. Also NÄCKEN
NÄCKEN: “male water spirits who played enchanted songs on the violin, luring women and children to drown.’” Also TEACHER
DOCTOR: Helps family in emergency. Also LARS/DRAGON
VOICE: offstage voice. Also reads stage directions
DRAGON: Figure of CAROLINA’s imagination. Also LARS/DOCTOR

Rehearsals start this week, so I will need firm commitment ASAP. This will be a staged reading, and will have less time commitment than a full play, and we will only be presenting the first act. I’m especially interested in anyone who could play the part of LARS, which is a fairly small role in the first act, or who might want to direct the project, as my main focus will be on playwriting. If you are interest, my email is chamberh@augsburg.edu

Needed: Staffing for Commencement

submitted by burton@augsburg.edu

Help us send off our graduating seniors at the U.S. Bank Stadium this year! Annually we rely on staff, current students and alumni to assist with rehearsal and the successful and smooth flow of the event.

There are many needs for assistance to help with checking in students, escorting students to field level, assisting with accessible seating, handing out programs and/or providing directional support at the stadium. Many of these opportunities would allow you the ability to stay and view the ceremony in its entirety.

If you’re interested in assisting with staffing this very important event and ensuring a wonderful experience for our students and their families, please fill out the Commencement Staffing Form and someone will reach out to you to discuss.

Commencement Staffing Form

Faculty/Staff Please Submit Your Alumni Volunteers for the Month of March

submitted by burton@augsburg.edu

Every month the Alumni Relations Office records the alumni who stay engaged with the campus by volunteering their time. This information assists the college in securing grants and other funding for the University. If you or someone you know has brought back an alumni to volunteer in your classroom or at an event this month; please email burton@augsburg.edu with their name and how many hours they volunteered.

We are looking for any alumni who have volunteered already in the month of March or will be volunteering before April 1st. Please email me if you have any questions. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our records up-to-date!

Faculty: Recommend a student to be a Writing Lab tutor

submitted by groeneve@augsburg.edu

The Writing Lab (soon to be “Writing Center”) is currently hiring tutors for the 2019-2020 school year.

We are seeking a diverse range of students from different majors and backgrounds who have unique perspectives on writing. We especially want to hire students from a wide range of disciplines who might not necessarily think of themselves as potential writing tutors. If you have a student who excels at engaging others in complex ideas and communicates well, both verbally and in writing, we would love for you to send them our way.

Students do not need to have prior tutoring experience: tutor training and ongoing education are integrated into the position.

For more details, access the “Writing Center Tutor” posting on Handshake or through Inside Augsburg under Administrative Tasks → Internal Job Postings. Applications are due April 5.

If you have any questions or would like to send us names of students, please contact current Writing Lab Director Sarah Groeneveld Kenney (groeneve@augsburg.edu) and/or future Writing Center Director Jennifer Forsthoefel (forsthj@augsburg.edu).

The Writing Lab wants you to be a tutor

submitted by groeneve@augsburg.edu

Are you a biology student who enjoys crafting beautiful lab reports?

A philosophy student who sees writing as a way to produce new ways of thinking?

A future teacher who loves helping other people reach their “ah ha!” moment?

A multilingual student who wants to guide others as they find their voice in new contexts?

Someone who believes that writing can make a difference in the world?

The Writing Lab (soon to be “Writing Center”) is currently hiring tutors for the 2019-2020 school year. We are seeking a diverse range of students from different majors and backgrounds who have unique perspectives on writing. If you are intellectually curious, enjoy engaging with the ideas of others, and have an ability to establish rapport and communicate clearly and easily with those around you, we want YOU to be a part of our team.

Interested, but not sure if you have enough prior experience? Tutor training and ongoing education are integrated into the position, so you’ll get paid to learn how to do the job well.

For more details and to apply, you can access the “Writing Center Tutor” posting on Handshake or through Inside Augsburg under Administrative Tasks → Internal Job Postings. Applications are due April 5th.

If you have any questions, please contact current Writing Lab Director Sarah Groeneveld Kenney (groeneve@augsburg.edu) and/or future Writing Center Director Jennifer Forsthoefel (forsthj@augsburg.edu).

World Drumming for all students, Fall 2019

submitted by schmalen@augsburg.edu

NEW Augsburg course offering, Fall semester 2019: World Drumming and Culture, a 2-credit course will meet M/W from 9:20-10:30. Engage with performance traditions from various non-Western cultures, particularly those from sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora. Learn through hands-on experience playing drums, bells, and rattles, by singing songs, and through improvisation and listening drills. Study the cultural context associated with each musical style through reading assignments, examination of online videos, and class discussion. Enroll for course 392-B Topics – no prior musical experience necessary.

Run for ISO board: 2019-2020 ISO board election

submitted by liz@augsburg.edu

International Student Organization is looking for future board members in the next school year. The election will be on April 3 at Oyate Commons from 6 – 7 pm. Prepare your speech and be ready to take the lead!

There are totally six positions open:
-President (must be a international student)
As the President of ISO, you will be the main decision maker for things big or small, leading your team to plan and make all interesting events, collaborating
cross-functionally with other student organizations, faculty offices, and outside groups. During the whole year, you are the most important contributor to ISO’s development, and together with your team, leave another mark in ISO’s history.
-Vice-President (must be a international student)
As the Vice-President of ISO, you will be the second fiddle and a reliable assistant to the President. You will take the lead when necessary, and help forge a harmonious relationship in the board.
-Secretary
As the secretary, your main job is to keep board members informed of all kinds of information that is supposed to be delivered to everyone. You are also expected to organize board meetings and take notes.
-Communication Officer
As the Communication Officer, you will be the bridge between ISO and its active members, marketing and advertising events to Augsburg students. You are going to be in charge of social media and email box of ISO.
-Treasurer
As the Treasurer, you will control the finance of ISO. All budget and cash flows have to go through you at the end, and not going anywhere until you approved.
-Study Abroad Liaison
As the Study Abroad Liaison, you will play a big role in facilitating the relationship between ISO and Study Abroad Office. You will be needed to use your intelligence to come up with ideas to showcasing the impact of studying abroad and cultural exchange.

To contact us: iso@augsburg.edu
facebook: @ISOofAugsburgU

Come and join us!

https://www.augsburg.edu/isss/international-student-organization-2/

https://www.augsburg.edu/isss/international-student-organization-2/

Faculty Conversations on Recruitment

submitted by dupont@augsburg.edu

We invite you to provide input regarding faculty involvement in new student recruitment activities by participating in one or both of the following faculty conversations on recruitment.

Wednesday, April 3, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Hagfors Center 150A
Thursday, April 4, 8:30 – 10:00 AM, Marshall Room, Christensen Center

We will have coffee available and you are welcome to come for whatever portion of the sessions that your teaching and work schedule accommodates. If you are unable to attend but have ideas to share, feel free to send an email to either one of us by April 5. This feedback will complement information gathered through the faculty survey.

As a reminder, one of the UC Enrollment Committees charges this spring is to strengthen the partnership between admissions/financial aid and faculty to recruit students to meet enrollment goals. The committee is working on an operational briefing that documents selected best practices/assessments for faculty to efficiently contribute to enrollment success. Your input is very valuable to the work of this committee.  


Rebekah Dupont and Matt Maruggi
Members of the University Counsel Enrollment Committee

Brave space conversation, Tuesday, April 2 (9-11am) East Commons

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

On Tuesday morning, April 2, the Augsburg community will welcome local circle keepers, Jamie Williams and Raj Sethuraju, who will draw upon indigenous practices to offer “circle work” designed to heal and restore community in the aftermath of racial incidents and experiences of harm. Each brings extensive experience with this work. The session will create a space in which participants can authentically engage, listen, and learn from one another. This work builds on experiences that were offered during the MLK Day of Action by Professor Joaquin Munoz of the Department of Education.

All members of the Augsburg community – students, faculty, and staff – are invited to attend and join in this conversation, which will run from 9-11 am in the East Commons. Refreshments will be available at 8:30 a.m.

Congratulations to Carden Olson, recipient of a Fund for Education Abroad scholarship

submitted by dvorak@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to Carden Olson, the first ever Auggie to win a Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship! FEA scholarships are awarded to US students consistently underrepresented in study abroad including minority, LBGTQ+ and first-generation college students. Carden was one of just 135 winners nationally, chosen from a pool of over 2,300 applicants representing approximately 517 colleges and universities across the country. Carden will be studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark this summer on the DIS program (Danish Institute for Study Abroad).

The 2019-2020 FEA Scholars come from a variety of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and represent 99 higher education institutions across the country. This year, 91% of the students are of minority backgrounds, and 90% are first-generation college students.

Congratulations Carden!

Think study abroad is out of your price range? Come talk to us!

Introducing the new MA in Education (with appetizers)

submitted by johnso90@augsburg.edu

April 3rd from 6:30-7:30 PM
Hagfors 150
MA in Education Info Session
Appetizers provided

This Fall, Augsburg will officially launch its new MA in Education program for classroom teachers and less traditional educators alike (think: museum or outdoor education). This program is 30-31 credits and can be completed in less than 2 years.

To learn more, register for the event here: https://admissions.augsburg.edu/register/MAELaunch.4.3.19

Abstinence through Big Book Workshop and Webcast

submitted by hunterm1@augsburg.edu

A Big Book study with a focus on the OA program will be hosted on May 17th, 18th and 19th in the Christensen Center.

Friday night is an introduction to the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) program. The speaker includes the history and background of OA, gives a personal story of compulsive eating behavior and weight gain and talks about the way out through the 12 Steps. The facilitator also relates the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous to the program of recovering from addictive eating behaviors.

Students can register for the event at no cost online by entering the scholarship code (SCHOLAUGS)

Sign up here

Augsburg GRE Summer Prep Course

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University offers a four and a half week GRE prep course each summer for Augsburg students, alumni, and staff at a cost well below those found at private test centers (due to limited capacity, this course is not available for those outside of the Augsburg network). This course is taught by experienced GRE test-prep educators and walks students through each section of the general test. Throughout the course students will have a chance to take a full-length practice test, complete practice problems for each area of the test, and receive in-depth feedback and instruction. The registration fee also includes a six-month subscription to the online GRE study tool, Magoosh.

Details:
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:00pm (excluding Memorial Day)
May 13th – June 12th
Cost: $100 (includes 6-month subscription to online study tool, Magoosh)

Registration Form and Additional GRE Prep Course Info

Vocational Lunch with Ben Stottrup

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Faculty and Staff,

You are invited to attend this spring’s Christensen Vocation Lunch with Ben Stottrup, Department Chair and Associate Professor of the Physics Department, on Tuesday, April 9th from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

The Christensen Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

Learn More and Register at:
https://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2019/03/08/spring-vocation-lunch-with-ben-stottrup/

Note: Spaces are limited so you must register in order to attend this event. Also note: upon completion of your registration, please be sure you receive a confirmation email before you add the event to your calendar.

If you have any questions, please contact the CCV office at (612) 330-1403 or ccv@augsburg.edu.

More about our speaker: Ben Stottrup
Ben Stottrup joined Augsburg’s Physics Department in 2005. Since then, he has enjoyed a front row seat to watch and assist Augsburg’s science majors start their careers and pursue their own adventures. While at Augsburg, he has built a research lab focused on biomaterials, soft, and squishy interfaces. This work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium, as well as private donors and foundations. In the classroom, he has taught across nearly the entire physics curriculum with a focus on how experiential education in science labs can build professional skills for students. Through his Science of Food and Cooking course he hopes to share his curiosity and interest in biomaterials to Augsburg’s wider community.

Student survey on recreation, intramurals, and athletics

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Undergraduate day and AU students are strongly encouraged to complete the Student Survey – sent via email.

This survey is being administered by Augsburg University’s Equity in Athletics Task Force. Augsburg is committed to providing equal opportunities and effectively accommodating the athletic, recreational, and intramural interests and abilities of its students.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Results will be confidential.

The survey link is:
https://augsburg.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9AY9lmET1ICWZNz

On behalf of the Equity in Athletics Task Force, thank you!

Workshop on Recognizing Class-Based Values in Our Curriculum

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Next Wednesday, April 3rd, participants will be learning to recognize various aspects of class-based values and how they play out in policies and practices both in and out of the classroom. Discussion will further focus on disrupting the class-based norms by exploring alternative ways of thinking and acting.

Wednesday, April 3rd | Recognizing Class-Based Values in Our Curriculum | 3:10-4:20 pm, OGC 111

RSVP for “Recognizing Class-Based Values in Our Classroom”

Faculty Writing Retreat

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty, do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write/work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat. We ask that you commit to being present on all three days of the event. Our time begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and ends at 1:00 pm on Tuesday. Space is limited to full-time faculty members. If you are interested, please RSVP via the form below.

Sunday, May 19-Tuesday, May 21 | Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat | Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix, MN (http://www.dunrovin.org/)

RSVP for the Scholarly Writing Retreat

Gen Ed Proposal Q&A

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The General Education Team will be offering Q&A sessions regarding the Revised Gen Ed Proposal. You are welcome to attend one or all of the following:

Monday, April 1st: 9:30-10:45 in OGC 100 (ZOOM is available for this session): https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/746109125

Wednesday, April 3rd: 3:15-4:30 in HC 150A

Monday, April 8th: 9:30-10:45 in the Marshall Room

In addition to the in-person sessions, you can ask questions and/or submit your comments via the online form linked below. If you provide an email address, you will receive a response to your question(s) from a member of the Gen Ed Team as quickly as time allows. Questions given without a contact will be posted with follow-up as we move forward. Comments and questions will be shared with the Augsburg community via Q&A sessions, faculty meetings, and other communications. For reference this link will take you to the Google Folder containing information on the Gen Ed Revisions: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zIRTqpU0kBEUZRMmKfSA5mzdzfVw9AuU

Questions/Comments Regarding the Revised General Education Proposal

Faculty Discussion on proposed Faculty Handbook Changes

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty are invited to discuss the proposed changes to the Faculty Handbook at one of the open discussions:

Tuesday, April 2nd, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm in Hagfors 150B
Wednesday, April 3rd, 9:30 am – 11:00 am in Hagfors 150C

Documents are available on the Community Moodle forum for Faculty Handbook Discussions listed under “Committees”.

If you are not able to attend and have feedback, either provide that feedback on the Moodle site or contact a member of PPC, Ankita Deka, Bob Groven, Matt Haines, Merilee Klemp, or Marc McIntosh.

US Bank – Hiring 2020 summer interns: Info Session

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

We know it seems early to begin to think about Summer 2020 internships, however, large employers are starting their recruitment season early! Don’t miss your opportunity to have an excellent summer 2020 internship with US Bank. They have an excellent paid internship program and hire over 100 interns each summer.

US Bank representatives will be on campus looking to meet students and to explain their internship program and recruitment timelines. They are open to all majors. Students that will be sophomores and juniors fall 2019 are strongly encouraged to attend.

Schedule of event:
• Overview of US Bank and their top-rated internship program
• Learn about their early recruitment timeline
• Resume Tips – What they look for in new hires
• Hear from Auggies that have previously interned at US Bank

Register on Handshake

Attend the On-Campus Student Employment Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

All students are invited to attend the On-Campus Employment Job Fair which will be held on Monday, April 1st from 10:00 – 12:00 in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

Staff members from a number of departments will be available to share their student worker positions for this summer and fall 2019. If you are seeking or looking for an on-campus job this is a great opportunity to learn about openings on campus. (Hourly wage for students will increase to $12.25 per hour starting summer 2019)

If you have questions, please email careers@augsburg.edu

They/Them Project Discussion – Soup Gender & Sexuality

submitted by wheatley@augsburg.edu

Join us for a Gallery & Gender Discussion with participants of the THEY/THEM PROJECT. Because Pronouns Matter.

APRIL 9, 11:30 a.m.
Gallery 720, Christensen Center

Join the conversation.

They/Them Project interviews individuals who currently or previously use gender nonconforming pronouns, offering a platform for them to be seen and heard while informing all who listen how words and actions affect the Trans+ community. They/Them Project is produced by photographer and activist Brent Dundore.

Hosted by the Augsburg Art Galleries, LGBTQIA+ Student Services,
Queer Indigenous People of Color, and Queer Pride Alliance.

RSVP HERE!

“Sustainability Is No Joke” – April 1 Storytelling Event

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

“Sustainability Is No Joke” Environmental justice storytelling and action planning series, facilitated by RFTP (rftp.co), sponsored by Augsburg’s Environmental Stewardship Committee.

Why does sustainability and climate change matter? Why does equity in sustainability matter? And how can we respond collectively as the Augsburg community? Listen to recent alum and current students share their experience with sustainability and climate change, and begin bridging perspectives and building community to carry us forward together.

Storytelling on April 1 with follow-up on April 15. Participants strongly encouraged to attend both events.

Storytellers: Fisan Ibrahim, Dwayne Williams, and Skye Rygh

RSVP and share on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/313636022635631

Add to google calendar

Holy Hoops Volunteers Needed

submitted by littled@augsburg.edu

Holy Hoops Volunteers Needed!

The Christensen Center for Vocation and Campus Ministry are looking for volunteers for the Holy Hoops Basketball Tournament on Sunday, April 7th! This is an annual basketball tournament that Augsburg University hosts for churches in the area. It is always lots of fun for participants and volunteers alike!

There are 5 volunteer shifts and we encourage you to sign up for as many as you would like. These shifts are:

• Set-up: 10:45 am – 12 pm

• Shift 1: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

• Shift 2: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

• Shift 3: 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm

• Clean-up: 5:30 pm – 6:40 pm

*If you would like to help, but have a schedule conflict and cannot sign up for a specific time slot, please let us know and we would be more than willing to work with you!

The roles available are:

• Scorekeeper

• Timer

• 3-pt Competition Helper

• Court Host

• Go-fer / Runner / Where Needed

• Greeter / Hospitality

• Photographer

Please contact Demery Little at littled@augsburg.edu if you are interested in helping out.

Last call – Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for March

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

Tuition Benefit Lunch and Learn Next Week

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

TUITION BENEFIT LUNCH* AND LEARN

Benefit-Eligible Faculty and Staff: Come join us to learn more about the tuition benefit, the application process and how to navigate getting the most out of your benefit.

Date: April 2, 2019
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Place: OGC 100

*Bring your own lunch*

Questions? E-mail shirreff@augsburg.edu.

An audio roster has arrived in Moodle

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

What is an audio roster? An audio roster is a class roster where students and faculty can record themselves saying their name. That way everyone knows how to say each others’ name. It’s important that you record your name even if you think it’s an “easy” name — easy to you may not be easy to someone else.

Faculty can add a “Name Coach Audio Roster” as an activity in their moodle course. See http://go.augsburg.edu/namecoach for the steps.

You can record your name on an audio roster in a course in addition to listening to names. You just record your name once and it shows up in any course using the audio roster. You can re-record it whenever you want.

In the coming months we’ll have the name recordings showing up in Records and Registration and elsewhere. Wider communication will happen in the summer when the audio recording is in more places. But for now any faculty who want to start using it are able to do so.

Adding an audio roster to a course

Staff Senate Nominations Due TOMORROW

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Be engaged in the Augsburg community by serving on Staff Senate! For the upcoming 2019–20 school year, there are four Staff Senate seats available: three elected positions and one at-large position. If you’d like to become a senator or nominate a colleague, complete the nomination form by Friday, March 29. Nominees will be contacted by April 3rd and the election will be live from April 4–11.

All nominees will be contacted before a selection is made. The selected candidate will be notified by April 30 and announced at the Spring Social on May 21.

Staff Senate Nomination Form

UC-Subcommittee Forum – Spring Session

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

Join Staff Senate to hear goals, updates, and plans moving forward from the University Council subcommittees whom we didn’t hear from this Fall.

Tuesday, April 2nd
1-2pm
OGC 100

Resource Committee (Net Growth Revenue Update)—Beth Reissenweber
Resource Committee (Staffing Structure Update)—Karen Kaivola
Enrollment Committee—Robert Gould
Student Success Committee—Katie Bishop

This is the second of this year’s two part series to help allow more time for questions. Half of the sub-committees presented this fall (read our event recap on the Staff Senate website). We look forward to seeing you there!

Faculty/Staff Please Submit Your Alumni Volunteers for the Month of March

submitted by burton@augsburg.edu

Every month the Alumni Relations Office records the alumni who stay engaged with the campus by volunteering their time. This information assists the college in securing grants and other funding for the University. If you or someone you know has brought back an alumni to volunteer in your classroom or at an event this month; please email burton@augsburg.edu with their name and how many hours they volunteered.

We are looking for any alumni who have volunteered already in the month of March or will be volunteering before April 1st. Please email me if you have any questions. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our records up-to-date!

Run for ISO board: 2019-2020 ISO board election

submitted by liz@augsburg.edu

International Student Organization is looking for future board members in the next school year. The election will be on April 3 at Oyate Commons from 6 – 7 pm. Prepare your speech and be ready to take the lead!
There are totally six positions open:
-President (must be a international student)
As the President of ISO, you will be the main decision maker for things big or small, leading your team to plan and make all interesting events, collaborating
cross-functionally with other student organizations, faculty offices, and outside groups. During the whole year, you are the most important contributor to ISO’s development, and together with your team, leave another mark in ISO’s history.
-Vice-President (must be a international student)
As the Vice-President of ISO, you will be the second fiddle and a reliable assistant to the President. You will take the lead when necessary, and help forge a harmonious relationship in the board.
-Secretary
As the secretary, your main job is to keep board members informed of all kinds of information that is supposed to be delivered to everyone. You are also expected to organize board meetings and take notes.
-Communication Officer
As the Communication Officer, you will be the bridge between ISO and its active members, marketing and advertising events to Augsburg students. You are going to be in charge of social media and email box of ISO.
-Treasurer
As the Treasurer, you will control the finance of ISO. All budget and cash flows have to go through you at the end, and not going anywhere until you approved.
-Study Abroad Liaison
As the Study Abroad Liaison, you will play a big role in facilitating the relationship between ISO and Study Abroad Office. You will be needed to use your intelligence to come up with ideas to showcasing the impact of studying abroad and cultural exchange.

To contact us: iso@augsburg.edu
facebook: @ISOofAugsburgU

Come and join us!

https://www.augsburg.edu/isss/international-student-organization-2/

Needed: Staffing for Commencement

submitted by burton@augsburg.edu

Help us send off our graduating seniors at the U.S. Bank Stadium this year! Annually we rely on staff, current students and alumni to assist with rehearsal and the successful and smooth flow of the event.

There are many needs for assistance to help with checking in students, escorting students to field level, assisting with accessible seating, handing out programs and/or providing directional support at the stadium. Many of these opportunities would allow you the ability to stay and view the ceremony in its entirety.

If you’re interested in assisting with staffing this very important event and ensuring a wonderful experience for our students and their families, please fill out the Commencement Staffing Form and someone will reach out to you to discuss.

Commencement Staffing Form

Petition for ASAC 2019-2020

submitted by daol@augsburg.edu

Looking for an opportunity to make students’ lives on campus BETTER?

#BIGCHANCES
#LEADERSHIPoncampus

Hey Auggies!
Do you know that YOU can be the NEXT legacy of ASAC?
Yes.
You.

(?) What do I need to do to get my name placed on the ballot for ASAC President and Vice President?

Well, the President and Vice President must run together as a ticket. In order for a candidate’s name to be placed on the ballot, candidates must complete this petition and turn it into Campus Activities and Orientation in the Auggie’s Nest no later than April 5, 2019.

(?) Hmmm… I wonder… Who is eligible to run?

Any currently registered Day Undergraduate Student at Augsburg University who plans on staying enrolled for the 2019-2020 academic year. The president must also have at least a 2.7 minimum grade point average (GPA), the Vice President must have at least a 2.5 minimum GPA, and both must maintain this GPA throughout their tenure on ASAC.

SO WHY HESITATE?
Be Golden and Be ASAC Board of 2019-2020 !!!

Contact us at asac@augsburg.edu if you have any question. And feel free to chat with us on our SNS @augsburgASAC !!!

 

“Passage” (A Staged Reading) is Seeking Actors and a Director

submitted by chamberh@augsburg.edu

My name is Halle Chambers. For a little over a year now, I have been writing a historical fiction play called “Passage” about Swedish immigration to Minnesota in the late nineteenth century. This semester, I will be presenting a staged reading of my play for theatrical honors. I am currently looking for anyone who might be interested in being a part of the project.

In “Passage,” we follow a small Swedish family from beginning to end of their journey to America. The story mostly centers on the son, Björn, who acts as the main narrator, chronicling the family’s journey in a journal. Many characters are double-cast for effect:

BJÖRN: Son. Early teens. Main Narrator. Also KIM
LYDIA: Mother. Also SOLVEIG
JACOB: Father.
CAROLINA: Daughter. 6-8 years old
KRISTINA: LYDIA’s younger sister. Left Sweden in earlier wave. Lives in Minnesota . Family’s connection in America. Also EMMA
LARS: Good Samaritan. Also DOCTOR/DRAGON
KIM: BJÖRN’s great-grandson. Also BJÖRN
EMMA: KIM’s older cousin and BJÖRN’s great-granddaughter. Also KRISTINA.
SOLVEIG: KIM and EMMA’s grandmother, and BJÖRN’s granddaughter. Also LYDIA
TEACHER: Strict authoritarian educator. Historically, likely male. Also NÄCKEN
NÄCKEN: “male water spirits who played enchanted songs on the violin, luring women and children to drown.’” Also TEACHER
DOCTOR: Helps family in emergency. Also LARS/DRAGON
VOICE: offstage voice. Also reads stage directions
DRAGON: Figure of CAROLINA’s imagination. Also LARS/DOCTOR

Rehearsals start this week, so I will need firm commitment ASAP. This will be a staged reading, and will have less time commitment than a full play, and we will only be presenting the first act. I’m especially interested in anyone who could play the part of LARS, which is a fairly small role in the first act, or who might want to direct the project, as my main focus will be on playwriting. If you are interest, my email is chamberh@augsburg.edu

Brexit and the Politics of Breaking Up Talk

submitted by fischern@augsburg.edu

Xavier Escandell, anthropologist, will be the featured speaker for the Sociology Department’s Annual Torstenson Lecture on Wednesday, April 10th from 5:45 – 6:45 pm in Hagfors Center 150 B & C. The title of his talk is “Who Wants Out? Brexit, the Scottish and Catalan Referendums, and the Politics of Breaking Up.

Health Professions Schools Visiting Augsburg in April

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Meet with admissions representatives from the following health profession schools. Food will be provided. Please contact Catherina Kipper (kipper@augsburg.edu) to RSVP or if you have questions.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Tuesday, April 9
Hagfors 151
6 pm
LECOM has locations in Pennsylvania and Florida; a choice of careers in medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy; and a choice of student-centered learning styles for medicine including traditional and problem-based learning. Learn more about LECOM and applying to medical, dental, and pharmacy school.

Des Moines University
Wednesday, April 10
Hagfors 106
6 pm
Several alumni have attended DMU which offers clinical programs in osteopathic and podiatric medicine, physician assistant studies, and physical therapy as well as masters programs in public health, health care administration, anatomy, and biomedical sciences.

St. George’s University
Thursday, April 11
OGC 100
12 pm
St. George’s University has evolved into a top center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the Caribbean island of Grenada. SGU has MD, DVM, graduate, and dual degree programs. It is the number one provider of physicians to US residency positions. Learn more about applying to medical and veterinary medicine programs and what is sought in competitive applicants.

Congratulations, Ariel Gutierrez ’19

submitted by collen@augsburg.edu

At a ceremony held on Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Renaissance Depot in downtown Minneapolis, senior Ariel Gutierrez was named the International Live Events Association, Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter’s (ILEA-MSP) Volunteer of the Year. The award, which is given annually, is given to one person in the chapter that has made a significant difference in the chapter and the local live events community with their exceptional gift of time and talent.

During the ceremony, the Chapter President related: “Ariel is a full time student, an intern in the Augsburg University Events department, and the event chair for their institution’s student activity council. If that wasn’t enough to keep busy, he is also a student in the Koehler and Dramm floristry program and a regular ILEA volunteer. He has consistently volunteered for the ILEA-MSP chapter the past two years on the programs and education committee, as a committee member for the Star Awards and is co-chairing the volunteer committee when ILEA Live (ILEA’s International convention) comes to Minneapolis this summer. He’s willing to jump in whenever needed, has a fierce work ethic and delivers each and every time.

Congratulations, Ariel! The University Events team is so proud of you and grateful for all you have done for our department and on behalf of ILEA.

Holy Hoops Volunteers Needed

submitted by littled@augsburg.edu

Holy Hoops Volunteers Needed!

The Christensen Center for Vocation and Campus Ministry are looking for volunteers for the Holy Hoops Basketball Tournament on Sunday, April 7th! This is an annual basketball tournament that Augsburg University hosts for churches in the area. It is always lots of fun for participants and volunteers alike!

There are 5 volunteer shifts and we encourage you to sign up for as many as you would like. These shifts are:

• Set-up: 10:45 am – 12 pm

• Shift 1: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

• Shift 2: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

• Shift 3: 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm

• Clean-up: 5:30 pm – 6:40 pm

*If you would like to help, but have a schedule conflict and cannot sign up for a specific time slot, please let us know and we would be more than willing to work with you!

The roles available are:

• Scorekeeper

• Timer

• 3-pt Competition Helper

• Court Host

• Go-fer / Runner / Where Needed

• Greeter / Hospitality

• Photographer

Please contact Demery Little at littled@augsburg.edu if you are interested in helping out.

Teams Needed for Mocktail Competition

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Got a great idea for a non-alcoholic drink? The EPIC Peer Health Educators in partnership with Proof Alliance (formerly MN Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) are looking for teams of up to 4 people to compete in an inaugural mocktail competition. More information and registration can be found in this link or by calling Dianne at the CWC office at 612-330-1707. The competition will be Wednesday 4/3 and deadline to register your team is Friday 3/29. So get your creative juices flowing and sign up today!!

https://goo.gl/forms/opA2AVttSxIVaIA93

https://goo.gl/forms/opA2AVttSxIVaIA93

Apply now for River Semester – Fall 2019

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Spend your Fall Semester traveling the length of the Mississippi River–from source to sea, with stops in St. Louis, Memphis, New Orleans, and countless small communities along the way.

During the River Semester, all students take four courses, earning a total of 16 credits.

The experiential nature of this program is a key factor to learning. Between the actual paddling of the canoes, we will also have excursions to towns along the river, have guest speakers, and visit local organizations. These activities will tie in the subject matter with real-world experiences and stories.

Full financial aid applies., and students can also apply for one of the Pentair Scholarships, worth up to $3,000 toward the cost of the program.

—APPLY BY APRIL 1—

To get a feel for some of what this experience is like, check out the short videos made by Kristy Ornelas, one of the students on the 2018 River Semester:

Learn more about courses and program features, and apply online

Follow Study Abroad/Away on Instagram & FB

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

The Study Abroad & Away office Instagram and Facebook pages is a great way to see what your fellow Auggies are up to on their study programs around the world, and get details about events, scholarships, programs and more!

Check it out and follow us!

https://www.facebook.com/AugsburgStudyAbroad/

https://www.instagram.com/global_auggies/

Global Auggies Instagram page

Neck or back causing you trouble?

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Wellbeing is excited to invite staff from Health Partner’s Physicians Neck & Back Clinic to go over some of the myths about how to deal with chronic neck and back pain.

Did you know that 80% of Americans struggle with chronic neck or back pain? If you are one of those people, or you just want to learn ways to prevent neck and back pain – join us:

Tuesday, April 9th
11:00 am – 12:00 noon
Christensen Center — Marshall Room

NOTE: This will be an inter-active session where they will teach us simple exercises that we can do at home or work to improve our spinal fitness!

Deliberative Dialogue: The Use of Racial Slurs in the Classroom

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Elaine Eschenbacher and Bob Groven will repeat their MLK, Jr. “Day of Action” session, in which participants will identify the advantages, disadvantages, and considerations for implementation of four potential policies on the use of racial slurs in a college classroom setting. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding the use of racial slurs in an academic environment and the varied perspectives on it.

Monday, April 8th | Deliberative Dialogue: The Use of Racial Slurs in the Classroom | 1:15-2:30 pm, OGC 100

RSVP for “The Use of Racial Slurs in the Classroom”

Gen Ed Proposal Q&A

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The General Education Team will be offering Q&A sessions regarding the Revised Gen Ed Proposal. You are welcome to attend one or all of the following:

Monday, April 1st: 9:30-10:45 in OGC 100 (ZOOM is available for this session): https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/746109125

Wednesday, April 3rd: 3:15-4:30 in HC 150A

Monday, April 8th: 9:30-10:45 in the Marshall Room

In addition to the in-person sessions, you can ask questions and/or submit your comments via the online form linked below. If you provide an email address, you will receive a response to your question(s) from a member of the Gen Ed Team as quickly as time allows. Questions given without a contact will be posted with follow-up as we move forward. Comments and questions will be shared with the Augsburg community via Q&A sessions, faculty meetings, and other communications. For reference this link will take you to the Google Folder containing information on the Gen Ed Revisions: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zIRTqpU0kBEUZRMmKfSA5mzdzfVw9AuU

Questions/Comments Regarding the Revised General Education Proposal

Faculty Scholarship Display

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Join us for the Faculty Scholarship Display on Friday, May 10th from 11:45am to 12:30pm in the Foss Atrium. Faculty interested in displaying their scholarship should RSVP in advance of the event (and no later than May 1) using the form linked below.

Questions may directed to John Zobitz (zobitz@augsburg.edu) or Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (bankers@augsburg.edu).

All participating faculty should arrive by 11:15 am to set up.

The faculty recognition luncheon and program begins in the chapel at 12:30.

Display Your Scholarship

How PAs Think: A Glimpse Into PA Education

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The next EDTalk will take place just prior to the Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, April 17th. Jenny Kluznik will speak about, “How PAs Think: A Glimpse Into PA Education”. The physician assistant (PA) profession often is listed as a top job to have in the US, but roles in healthcare are rewarding and challenging at the same time. Come take a glimpse into how students are trained within PA education to step into the role of health provider, advocate, and leader.

Zoom: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/608510523 Meeting ID 608-510-523

Wednesday, April 17th | EDTalk with Jenny Kluznik | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151

For more about this, as well as other CTL events, see the page linked below.

CTL

Faculty Discussion on proposed Faculty Handbook Changes

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty are invited to discuss the proposed changes to the Faculty Handbook at one of the open discussions:

Tuesday, April 2nd, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm in Hagfors 150B
Wednesday, April 3rd, 9:30 am – 11:00 am in Hagfors 150C

Documents are available on the Community Moodle forum for Faculty Handbook Discussions listed under “Committees”.

If you are not able to attend and have feedback, either provide that feedback on the Moodle site or contact a member of PPC, Ankita Deka, Bob Groven, Matt Haines, Merilee Klemp, or Marc McIntosh.

Submit Questions for the Augsburg Day Student Body Presidential Debate

submitted by mendoza8@augsburg.edu

The Echo student newspaper and Augsburg Day Student Government will be hosting this years student body president and vice president debate. This form is a chance for students to submit potential questions (could be more than one) that the candidates will answer at the event. Please note that due to time constraints not all questions will be chosen.

Date : April 9th

Time: 7-9 PM

Location: Student Lounge, Christensen Center

Please fill out the link below:

https://forms.gle/w2j7YWWbDp9ToSKd8

Sustainability stewardship – Office cleaning once a week

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

On February 25, 2019 custodial services adjusted the emptying of private office trash and recycling containers to once a week. This modification of services will allow our cleaning teammates to focus on the more visible parts of the campus.

If your trash/recycling needs to be emptied other than when the cleaning staff is scheduled, you will need to empty them into the hallway trash/recycling containers which will be emptied every day.

Trash/recycling will continue to be removed from all classrooms, laboratories and rest rooms every day. For more information, click on the link below.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A9cbdd1f4-0275-4975-a213-fee511e5ab15

Last call – Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for March

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

Appetizers and the new MA in Education

submitted by johnso90@augsburg.edu

April 3rd from 6:30-7:30 PM
Hagfors 150
MA in Education Info Session
Appetizers provided

This Fall, Augsburg will officially launch its new MA in Education program for classroom teachers and less traditional educators alike (think: museum or outdoor education). This program is 30-31 credits and can be completed in less than 2 years.

To learn more, register for the event here: https://admissions.augsburg.edu/register/MAELaunch.4.3.19

Feel free to contact April Johnson (johnso90@augsburg.edu) with any questions.

PlantBot Workshop

submitted by moellerj@augsburg.edu

Come learn how to hack into recycled animatronics, play with plants, and invade the campus with PlantBots.

Workshops will be held Thursday, March 28th:
1:30 – 3:30 in CC Augsburg Room

The workshop has a maximum of 20 students spots, registration is encourage. To register, please email Jenny Moeller at moellerj@augsburg.edu

Responding to the lack of transparency and aggressive practices in food production as well as the real costs of modern farming practices PlantBot uses friendly, whimsical robot-plant hybrids and interactive public events that support ecological literacy.

PlantBots get people to think about their food, where it comes from and where it may be going when we take our remote control robotic plants to the streets. The goal is to get people to question the food they eat and how it reaches their plate in an entertaining and artistic way. To further engage the public, communities participate in PlantBot Building Workshops that cumulate in an intervention or PlantBot Invasion. Such events teach participants to hack recycled animatronics and turn them into a PlantBot that could be possibly correspond to the environment specific to the site. Once the PlantBot and its unique story is contextualized, participants don a lab coat and take their sculptures to the streets or community location. The newly created PlantBots are released to create a humorous and interactive PlantBot Invasion that each community member becomes part of to encourage further discussion.

Check out more information here

Opportunity to hear Myron Dewey speak

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

Myron Dewey (Newe-Numah/ Paiute-Shoshone from the Walker River Paiute Tribe, Agui Diccutta Band (Trout Eaters) and Temoke Shoshone) filmmaker, activist, digital storytelliner and drone operator will be speaking in Foss 43 from 1:50-3:00 Friday March 29. If you would like to join the Native Activism and Resistance class at this time, please come. Myron Dewey’s drone footage made him one of the most important journalistic voices to come out of the Standing Rock movement. Founder and owner of Digital Smoke Signals, Dewey is a professor, filmmaker/editor, historical trauma trainer, and journalist. Digital Smoke Signal’s goal is to help bridge the digital divide throughout Indian Country and indigenize media through indigenous eyes with cultural core values (Culture, Reciprocity, Respect and Family).

American Indian Studies

Next Monday: On-Campus Employment Job Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

All students are invited to attend the On-Campus Employment Job Fair which will be held on Monday, April 1st from 10:00 – 12:00 in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

Staff members from a number of departments will be available to share their student worker positions for this summer and fall 2019. If you are seeking or looking for an on-campus job this is a great opportunity to learn about openings on campus. (Hourly wage for students will increase to $12.25 per hour starting summer 2019)

If you have questions, please email careers@augsburg.edu

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).

World Drumming for all students, Fall 2019

submitted by schmalen@augsburg.edu

NEW Augsburg course offering, Fall semester 2019: World Drumming and Culture, a 2-credit course will meet M/W from 9:20-10:30. Engage with performance traditions from various non-Western cultures, particularly those from sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora. Learn through hands-on experience playing drums, bells, and rattles, by singing songs, and through improvisation and listening drills. Study the cultural context associated with each musical style through reading assignments, examination of online videos, and class discussion. Enroll for course 392-B Topics – ¬no prior musical experience necessary.

Staff Senate Member Nominations Due Friday

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Be engaged in the Augsburg community by serving on Staff Senate! For the upcoming 2019–20 school year, there are four Staff Senate seats available: three elected positions and one at-large position. If you’d like to become a senator or nominate a colleague, complete the nomination form by Friday, March 29. Nominees will be contacted by April 3rd and the election will be live from April 4–11.

All nominees will be contacted before a selection is made. The selected candidate will be notified by April 30 and announced at the Spring Social on May 21.

Staff Senate Nomination Form

UC-Subcommittee Forum – Spring Session

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

Join Staff Senate to hear goals, updates, and plans moving forward from the University Council subcommittees whom we didn’t hear from this Fall.

Tuesday, April 2nd
1-2pm
OGC 100

Resource Committee (Net Growth Revenue Update)—Beth Reissenweber
Resource Committee (Staffing Structure Update)—Karen Kaivola
Enrollment Committee—Robert Gould
Student Success Committee—Katie Bishop

This is the second of this year’s two part series to help allow more time for questions. Half of the sub-committees presented this fall (read our event recap on the Staff Senate website). We look forward to seeing you there!

Sign up to be ASAC Board 2019–2020

submitted by daol@augsburg.edu

Looking for an opportunity to make students’ lives on campus BETTER?

#BIGCHANCES
#LEADERSHIPoncampus

Hey Auggies!
Do you know that YOU can be the NEXT legacy of ASAC?
Yes.
You.

(?) What do I need to do to get my name placed on the ballot for ASAC President and Vice President?

Well, the President and Vice President must run together as a ticket. In order for a candidate’s name to be placed on the ballot, candidates must complete this petition and turn it into Campus Activities and Orientation in the Auggie’s Nest no later than April 5, 2019.

(?) Hmmm… I wonder… Who is eligible to run?

Any currently registered Day Undergraduate Student at Augsburg University who plans on staying enrolled for the 2019-2020 academic year. The president must also have at least a 2.7 minimum grade point average (GPA), the Vice President must have at least a 2.5 minimum GPA, and both must maintain this GPA throughout their tenure on ASAC.

SO WHY HESITATE?
Be Golden and Be ASAC Board of 2019-2020 !!!

Contact us at asac@augsburg.edu if you have any question. And feel free to chat with us on our SNS @augsburgASAC !!!

Petition Form can be viewed here !

Recruiting Participants for New Study

submitted by tomase@augsburg.edu

Participants needed for psychology study on concept associations. $5 compensation for those who take part in the study. Participation will entail taking a computerized test and will take about 20 minutes. If you are interested, please click the link to reserve a time or contact Emilie Tomas at tomase@augsburg.edu. Thank you for your help!

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UUt5ZGYzRGZ2R0RYfGRlZmF1bHR8NTc4MTRhMzE5MmNhYjUzZmRlZTkzNWQ5NzQ3YTJjM2U

“Passage” (A Staged Reading) is Seeking Actors and a Director

submitted by chamberh@augsburg.edu

My name is Halle Chambers. For a little over a year now, I have been writing a historical fiction play called “Passage” about Swedish immigration to Minnesota in the late nineteenth century. This semester, I will be presenting a staged reading of my play for theatrical honors. I am currently looking for anyone who might be interested in being a part of the project.

In “Passage,” we follow a small Swedish family from beginning to end of their journey to America. The story mostly centers on the son, Björn, who acts as the main narrator, chronicling the family’s journey in a journal. Many characters are double-cast for effect:

BJÖRN: Son. Early teens. Main Narrator. Also KIM
LYDIA: Mother. Also SOLVEIG
JACOB: Father.
CAROLINA: Daughter. 6-8 years old
KRISTINA: LYDIA’s younger sister. Left Sweden in earlier wave. Lives in Minnesota . Family’s connection in America. Also EMMA
LARS: Good Samaritan. Also DOCTOR/DRAGON
KIM: BJÖRN’s great-grandson. Also BJÖRN
EMMA: KIM’s older cousin and BJÖRN’s great-granddaughter. Also KRISTINA.
SOLVEIG: KIM and EMMA’s grandmother, and BJÖRN’s granddaughter. Also LYDIA
TEACHER: Strict authoritarian educator. Historically, likely male. Also NÄCKEN
NÄCKEN: “male water spirits who played enchanted songs on the violin, luring women and children to drown.’” Also TEACHER
DOCTOR: Helps family in emergency. Also LARS/DRAGON
VOICE: offstage voice. Also reads stage directions
DRAGON: Figure of CAROLINA’s imagination. Also LARS/DOCTOR

Rehearsals start this week, so I will need firm commitment ASAP. This will be a staged reading, and will have less time commitment than a full play, and we will only be presenting the first act. I’m especially interested in anyone who could play the part of LARS, which is a fairly small role in the first act, or who might want to direct the project, as my main focus will be on playwriting. If you are interest, my email is chamberh@augsburg.edu

Spiritual and Mental Awareness: Muslim Perspectives

submitted by oliverc@augsburg.edu

Please join the Muslim Student Association, Campus Ministry, and the Center for Wellness and Counseling for a panel discussion on some Muslim perspectives on well-being. Panelists will include local Muslim therapists and an Imam. Join us at 5 PM for refreshments, and panel discussion at 5:30.
Thursday, 3/28/19/ 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Hagfors Center, Room 150A

We Want You to be a Part of Augsburg Day Student Government

submitted by floresm9@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in running for Augsburg Day Student Government for the 2019-2020 academic year?

To run, simply download a petition, fill it out, and collect the signatures of 10 Day students. You can turn completed petitions into Campus Life (in the Auggie’s Nest) by Friday, April 5 at 4pm. Frequently asked questions can be found on the petition.

Students would be committing to attending Student Government meetings next year on Wednesday nights from approximately 6-8pm.

Student Government is responsible for:

Advocating and addressing issues and concerns on behalf of the Day Student Body to administrators and the outside community
Recognizing student organizations
Allocating budgets and grants to student organizations
Allocating environmental project grants to those on campus
Suggesting projects for improvement on campus
And more
It’s a great way to get involved on campus, build leadership and advocacy skills, and advocate about issues that concern you. Some things that student government has successfully lobbied for the past several years include but are not limited to:

Bike share program on campus (through the Library)
Free universal bus/light rail pass for all students (starting this fall)
Expanded dietary options in the Commons
Remodel of the Student Lounge
Additional staff support for diversity and inclusion initiatives at the University
Compost bins in the residence hall rooms
Additional accessibility panels on doors

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Melissa Flores Jaimes (floresm9@augsburg.edu), Day Student Government Elections Committee Chairperson, or Mike Grewe (grewe@augsburg.edu).

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AYTthXIu2zW-gf7I_yuxDTB0_3EAubtiz2e1k6RFDxs/edit

Focus Group Sign-Up: Inclusion/Diversity Study

submitted by velamcco@augsburg.edu

Day Students,

You are invited to participate in a focus group examining student experiences with inclusion and diversity within the Augsburg curriculum. This is an important opportunity for you to provide in-depth feedback to the University regarding your experiences in your classes, your majors/minors, the curriculum overall, and student success.

On Sunday, March 31, we will be hosting three different sessions (10:00 a.m. to noon, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.). We will meet in Oren 113. Food and beverages will be provided.

If you would like to sign up for a focus group, please click on the link below. On the linked page, you will also find additional information about the purpose of these focus groups as well as what to expect during the focus group itself.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A044EA5AA2BA0FD0-focus

Vocational Lunch with Ben Stottrup

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Faculty and Staff,

You are invited to attend this spring’s Christensen Vocation Lunch with Ben Stottrup, Department Chair and Associate Professor of the Physics Department, on Tuesday, April 9th from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

The Christensen Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

Learn More and Register at:
https://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2019/03/08/spring-vocation-lunch-with-ben-stottrup/

Note: Spaces are limited so you must register in order to attend this event. Also note: upon completion of your registration, please be sure you receive a confirmation email before you add the event to your calendar.

If you have any questions, please contact the CCV office at (612) 330-1403 or ccv@augsburg.edu.

More about our speaker: Ben Stottrup
Ben Stottrup joined Augsburg’s Physics Department in 2005. Since then, he has enjoyed a front row seat to watch and assist Augsburg’s science majors start their careers and pursue their own adventures. While at Augsburg, he has built a research lab focused on biomaterials, soft, and squishy interfaces. This work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium, as well as private donors and foundations. In the classroom, he has taught across nearly the entire physics curriculum with a focus on how experiential education in science labs can build professional skills for students. Through his Science of Food and Cooking course he hopes to share his curiosity and interest in biomaterials to Augsburg’s wider community.

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.

Location and Time
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, 2200 Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion will follow
This event is free to the public

Native American Film Series

“Sustainability Is No Joke” – April 1 Storytelling Event

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

“Sustainability Is No Joke” Environmental justice storytelling and action planning series, facilitated by RFTP (rftp.co), sponsored by Augsburg’s Environmental Stewardship Committee.

Why does sustainability and climate change matter? Why does equity in sustainability matter? And how can we respond collectively as the Augsburg community? Listen to recent alum and current students share their experience with sustainability and climate change, and begin bridging perspectives and building community to carry us forward together.

Storytelling on April 1 with follow-up on April 15. Participants strongly encouraged to attend both events.

Storytellers: Fisan Ibrahim, Dwayne Williams, and Skye Rygh

RSVP and share on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/313636022635631

Add to google calendar

Green By 2019 Evaluation Dinner – TODAY, 4-6pm

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Are We Green By 2019? We’ve come a long way since making a public commitment to taking action on climate change, and it’s time to reflect and look towards the next steps in our commitment to being thoughtful stewards of our place. The Environmental Stewardship Committee invites you all to attend one of the “Dinner Party Downlow” events this month, where we’ll eat together, share what’s been on our mind with environmental sustainability on campus, and begin imagining what’s next for Augsburg.

NOTE: Two identical sessions happening on March 11 and March 27. Please attend one if you can and invite friends, classmates, colleagues, etc!

NOTE #2: There will be other opportunities to share feedback throughout April if you can’t make it to one of these sessions… but there may not be as much food…

When: March 27, 4-6pm
Where: Hagfors 108

Agenda:
4pm – Food and gathering
4:20 – Intro, Green By 2019 overview
4:35 – Evaluation activity
5:30 – Report out
5:40 – Reflect
5:50 – Next Steps

Writing Contest: African-American Voices in Children’s Literature

submitted by tarisl@augsburg.edu

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Strive Publishing exists to help solve two problems: the need for culturally relevant children’s books and the underrepresentation of African American authors. While giving all children the opportunity to see African American culture from different perspectives, Strive
Publishing aims to create opportunities for emerging African American authors.

In partnership with Free Spirit Publishing, we are hosting a writing contest for African American authors of 18 years of age or older. Eligible entries will include original fiction or nonfiction board books for ages 0–4 (50–125 words) and picture books for ages 4–8 (300–800 words) featuring contemporary African American characters and culture and focusing on one or more of the following topics: character development, self-esteem, diversity, getting along with others, engaging with family and community, or other topics related to positive childhood development.

Contest Details

LEAD Fellow Applications Due April 1

submitted by tarisl@augsburg.edu

LEAD Fellows (Leaders for Equity, Action, and Democracy) are undergraduates who do public work projects and paid apprenticeships at community-based organizations. Students bring energy, creativity, and commitment to the communities in which they work, while learning about public issues and developing capacity as agents of change. The program provides LEAD Fellows with a supportive cohort experience, and unique, challenging opportunities to do meaningful paid work while pursuing their education. The LEAD program is supervised by Sabo Center Staff who are committed to walking with students though their work and education experience. Applications for the upcoming fall semester are due April 1st.

Online Application

Introducing the new MA in Education (with food)

submitted by johnso90@augsburg.edu

This Fall, Augsburg will officially launch it’s new MA in Education program for classroom teachers and less traditional educators alike (think: museum or outdoor education). This program is 30-31 credits and can be completed in less than 2 years.

On Wednesday April 3rd from 5-6 pm, join program director, Dr. Jason Lukasik for an overview of the program in Hagfors 150 (appetizers provided).
Register for the event here: https://admissions.augsburg.edu/register/MAELaunch.4.3.19

Feel free to contact April Johnson (johnso90@augsburg.edu) with any questions.

https://admissions.augsburg.edu/register/MAELaunch.4.3.19

On-Campus Student Employment Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

All students are invited to attend the On-Campus Employment Fair which will be held on Monday, April 1st from 10:00 – 12:00 in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

Staff members from a number of departments will be available to share their student worker positions for this summer and fall 2019. If you are seeking or looking for an on-campus job this is a great opportunity to learn about openings on campus. (Hourly wage for students will increase to $12.25 per hour starting summer 2019)

If you have questions, please email careers@augsburg.edu

Last call – Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for March

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

Holy Hoops Volunteers Needed

submitted by littled@augsburg.edu

Holy Hoops Volunteers Needed!

The Christensen Center for Vocation and Campus Ministry are looking for volunteers for the Holy Hoops Basketball Tournament on Sunday, April 7th! This is an annual basketball tournament that Augsburg University hosts for churches in the area. It is always lots of fun for participants and volunteers alike!

There are 5 volunteer shifts and we encourage you to sign up for as many as you would like. These shifts are:

• Set-up: 10:45 am – 12 pm

• Shift 1: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

• Shift 2: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

• Shift 3: 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm

• Clean-up: 5:30 pm – 6:40 pm

*If you would like to help, but have a schedule conflict and cannot sign up for a specific time slot, please let us know and we would be more than willing to work with you!

The roles available are:

• Scorekeeper

• Timer

• 3-pt Competition Helper

• Court Host

• Go-fer / Runner / Where Needed

• Greeter / Hospitality

• Photographer

Please contact Demery Little at littled@augsburg.edu if you are interested in helping out.

They/Them Project Discussion – Soup Gender & Sexuality

submitted by wheatley@augsburg.edu

Join us for a Gallery & Gender Discussion with participants of the THEY/THEM PROJECT. Because Pronouns Matter.

APRIL 9, 11:30 a.m.
Gallery 720, Christensen Center

Join the conversation.

They/Them Project interviews individuals who currently or previously use gender nonconforming pronouns, offering a platform for them to be seen and heard while informing all who listen how words and actions affect the Trans+ community. They/Them Project is produced by photographer and activist Brent Dundore.

Hosted by the Augsburg Art Galleries, LGBTQIA+ Student Services,
Queer Indigenous People of Color, and Queer Pride Alliance.

RSVP HERE!

Learn About Recognizing Class-Based Values in Our Curriculum

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Participants in this workshop will be learning to recognize various aspects of class-based values and how they play out in policies and practices both in and out of the classroom. Discussion will further focus on disrupting the class-based norms by exploring alternative ways of thinking and acting.

Wednesday, April 3rd | Recognizing Class-Based Values in Our Curriculum | 3:10-4:20 pm, OGC 111

RSVP for “Recognizing Class-Based Values in Our Classroom”

ZOOM Available for TODAY’S Workshop

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

For those who are unable to attend the “Day of Action” workshops that are being repeated, we now have links to live stream the events.

Michael Grewe’s session, “Recognizing and Resisting White Supremacy in the Classroom” will take place TODAY (March 27th) from 2 pm-3 pm.

Join URL for Today: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/448253457

On Monday, April 8th, Elaine Eschenbacher and Bob Groven will be offering “Deliberative Dialogue: The Use of Racial Slurs in the Classroom” from 1:15-2:30 pm.

Join URL April 8th: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/529142179

More information on these workshops, as well as other opportunities to be offered through CTL, are available on the page linked below.

CTL

Attend the Scholarly Writing Retreat for Faculty

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty, do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write/work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat. We ask that you commit to being present on all three days of the event. Our time begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and ends at 1:00 pm on Tuesday. Space is limited to full-time faculty members. If you are interested, please RSVP via the form below.

Sunday, May 19-Tuesday, May 21 | Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat | Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix, MN (http://www.dunrovin.org/)

RSVP for the Scholarly Writing Retreat

Gen Ed Proposal: Attend a Q&A Session or Submit Your Question via Online Form

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The General Education Team will be offering Q&A sessions regarding the Revised Gen Ed Proposal. You are welcome to attend one or all of the following:

Monday, April 1st: 9:30-10:45 in OGC 100 (ZOOM is available for this session): https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/746109125

Wednesday, April 3rd: 3:15-4:30 in HC 150A

Monday, April 8th: 9:30-10:45 in the Marshall Room

In addition to the in-person sessions, you can ask questions and/or submit your comments via the online form linked below. If you provide an email address, you will receive a response to your question(s) from a member of the Gen Ed Team as quickly as time allows. Questions given without a contact will be posted with follow-up as we move forward. Comments and questions will be shared with the Augsburg community via Q&A sessions, faculty meetings, and other communications. For reference this link will take you to the Google Folder containing information on the Gen Ed Revisions: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zIRTqpU0kBEUZRMmKfSA5mzdzfVw9AuU

Questions/Comments Regarding the Revised General Education Proposal

UC-Subcommittee Forum – Spring Session

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

Join Staff Senate to hear goals, updates, and plans moving forward from the University Council subcommittees whom we didn’t hear from this Fall.

Tuesday, April 2nd
1-2pm
OGC 100

Resource Committee (Net Growth Revenue Update)—Beth Reissenweber
Resource Committee (Staffing Structure Update)—Karen Kaivola
Enrollment Committee—Robert Gould
Student Success Committee—Katie Bishop

This is the second of this year’s two part series to help allow more time for questions. Half of the sub-committees presented this fall (read our event recap on the Staff Senate website). We look forward to seeing you there!

An audio roster has arrived in Moodle

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

What is an audio roster? An audio roster is a class roster where students and faculty can record themselves saying their name. That way everyone knows how to say each others’ name. It’s important that you record your name even if you think it’s an “easy” name — easy to you may not be easy to someone else.

Faculty can add a “Name Coach Audio Roster” as an activity in their moodle course. See http://go.augsburg.edu/namecoach for the steps.

You can record your name on an audio roster in a course in addition to listening to names. You just record your name once and it shows up in any course using the audio roster. You can re-record it whenever you want.

In the coming months we’ll have the name recordings showing up in Records and Registration and elsewhere. Wider communication will happen in the summer when the audio recording is in more places. But for now any faculty who want to start using it are able to do so.

Adding an audio roster to a course

Staff Senate Member Nominations Due Friday

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Be engaged in the Augsburg community by serving on Staff Senate! For the upcoming 2019–20 school year, there are four Staff Senate seats available: three elected positions and one at-large position. If you’d like to become a senator or nominate a colleague, complete the nomination form by Friday, March 29. Nominees will be contacted by April 3rd and the election will be live from April 4–11.

All nominees will be contacted before a selection is made. The selected candidate will be notified by April 30 and announced at the Spring Social on May 21.

Staff Senate Nomination Form

Staff Recogition Listening Session March 27

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

The Staff Recognition Task Force wants to hear from you! We’re looking closely this semester at opportunities to improve Augsburg’s formal recognition programs for staff. What works, what should change, and what can we try that’s new? We’re hosting second listening session March 27th to gather input from the campus community:
Wednesday, March 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m., OGC 100
All staff are invited to attend. We hope to see you there.

Artivism: Reclaiming a Home

submitted by antonea@augsburg.edu

The 2018-2019 Sabo Scholars present Artivism: Reclaiming a Home, an event featuring art that recognizes the current situation regarding homelessness and lack of affordable housing in the Minneapolis area. We aim to raise awareness among the student body and provide an open space for artists to share their artistic activism– in other words ‘artivism’. Through these efforts, we will emphasize the strength and resiliency within this community. We will be working with the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center to send all fundraised donations from this event.

Thursday March 28, 5:30-7:30 in Hoversten Chapel

Artivism Facebook Event Page

AISA Needs Powwow Volunteers

submitted by antonea@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Indigenous Student Association is looking for volunteers for the 11th Annual Traditional Powwow which will be held Saturday March 30, 2019 in the gymnasium. Volunteers will have a 3-hour shift to help run the concessions stand and will receive a free t-shirt! *Volunteers for the 5-7:30pm shift are preferred!*

2019 Powwow Volunteer Sign-Up

“Passage” (A Staged Reading) is Seeking Actors and a Director

submitted by chamberh@augsburg.edu

My name is Halle Chambers. For a little over a year now, I have been writing a historical fiction play called “Passage” about Swedish immigration to Minnesota in the late nineteenth century. This semester, I will be presenting a staged reading of my play for theatrical honors. I am currently looking for anyone who might be interested in being a part of the project.

In “Passage,” we follow a small Swedish family from beginning to end of their journey to America. The story mostly centers on the son, Björn, who acts as the main narrator, chronicling the family’s journey in a journal. Many characters are double-cast for effect:

BJÖRN: Son. Early teens. Main Narrator. Also KIM
LYDIA: Mother. Also SOLVEIG
JACOB: Father.
CAROLINA: Daughter. 6-8 years old
KRISTINA: LYDIA’s younger sister. Left Sweden in earlier wave. Lives in Minnesota . Family’s connection in America. Also EMMA
LARS: Good Samaritan. Also DOCTOR/DRAGON
KIM: BJÖRN’s great-grandson. Also BJÖRN
EMMA: KIM’s older cousin and BJÖRN’s great-granddaughter. Also KRISTINA.
SOLVEIG: KIM and EMMA’s grandmother, and BJÖRN’s granddaughter. Also LYDIA
TEACHER: Strict authoritarian educator. Historically, likely male. Also NÄCKEN
NÄCKEN: “male water spirits who played enchanted songs on the violin, luring women and children to drown.’” Also TEACHER
DOCTOR: Helps family in emergency. Also LARS/DRAGON
VOICE: offstage voice. Also reads stage directions
DRAGON: Figure of CAROLINA’s imagination. Also LARS/DOCTOR

Rehearsals start this week, so I will need firm commitment ASAP. This will be a staged reading, and will have less time commitment than a full play. I’m especially interested in anyone who could direct the project, as my main focus will be on playwriting. If you are interest, my email is chamberh@augsburg.edu

Last Call: Amundsen Screening

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

This is your last chance to register for the privat screening of AMUNDSEN, the newly released film of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.

Only a few more seats available!

Date: Wednesday, March 27
Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Place: Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Hall

AMUNDSEN is a dramatized biopic movie about an unknown man from impoverished Norway who became one of the greatest polar explorer the world has ever seen. He was the first to reach the South Pole and the first individual to reach both the North and the South Poles.

This event is a collaboration between Norway Hub, Amundsen Sport, Sons of Norway and the Honorary Consulate General of Norway.

There will be a pre-movie reception that includes a raffle to win Amundsen Sport gear. Ann Bancroft will introduce the movie and provide us with descriptions from her own expeditions including her polar experiences. Pretty cool, huh?

Trailer: https://cloud.motionblur.no/s/2wEDx9tPSwK8iG4

Contact Bettine Hoff Hermanson with questions: x1378

Ticket Registration