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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Minneapolis city street parking restrictions in effect until April 1st

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

Lot A Reserved March 8 for Admitted Student Event

submitted by sotosm@augsburg.edu

Friday, March 8 is one of our admitted student visit events, “Experience Augsburg.” We are excited to welcome high school seniors, transfer students, as well as friends and families to the campus. Many of them will be using this day to make their final decision about attending Augsburg.

Lot A will be reserved for our visitors. Please plan to park elsewhere. We understand that the snow has made parking and accessibility all the more limited, and we greatly appreciate your assistance. Thank you in advance for all you do to help us recruit future Auggies!

If you see a guest during this time that looks lost, please assist them. The idea of this day is to welcome families to campus, introduce them to students and faculty, and share with them a positive experience of life as an Auggie. Even small gestures like saying hello or offering directions go a long way to making a positive impression.

Please contact the Office of Admissions if you have any questions. We thank you again for your support. Go Auggies!

Teaching and Learning

Speaking of Scholarship with Mary Lowe

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

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

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

CTL

What brings you light?

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

Best,
Augsburg Interfaith Scholars

General Announcements

Music Therapy in July – application open

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Attention Music Therapy, PA, and MSW students!

The 2019 Music Therapy in China program will take place in July, and spaces are still available!

***** Apply by March 15 *****

July 9-22, 2019, choose one course:

• MUS 374 or 475: Practicum
• MUS 582: Transcultural Mus. Therapy II
• MUS 511: Practicum

Program Overview:

Through visits to hospitals, clinics, musical venues, conservatories, and community organizations that provide health related care, students experience the interplay of music and healing practices in China. Students also engage in direct dialogue with Chinese music therapists and other rehabilitation therapists. The program allows participants to reflect on their own musical roots, and to discover how their own musical preferences have developed based on cultural experiences. We will also visit other locations of interest such as The Great Wall, Old-Town Beijing, Dazu Rock Carvings, Yangtze River Cruise and more.

This program will also spend several days at a burn camp in Chongqing. This is a free camp designed for children ages 6-18 who have experienced burns, but do not have access to outpatient treatment. The camp helps children develop communication and social skills, confidence, psychological well-being, and physical wound healing. Professor Jinyi Li has been providing music therapy at the Burn Camp since 2011 and music therapy students from Chongqing University have been participating as volunteers at the camp since 2015. Students from various universities and different degree programs throughout Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Malaysia also come to volunteer at the burn camp; this course is an opportunity to volunteer alongside this global group of music therapy students.

Learn more and apply online

Apply now for River Semester – Fall 2019

submitted by stoddard@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

March “Round-Up” for Soup for You at Seward

submitted by gregoire@augsburg.edu

During the month of March, shoppers at Seward Co-ops & Cafe may “round up” their grocery total as a donation to Soup for You Cafe at Bethany Lutheran (2511 Franklin Ave). These small donations help support the operations of Soup for You Cafe, serving the Seward/Cedar Riverside Community with free soup M-F, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. We strive to create a safe and welcoming space for all members of our communities. Augsburg students, staff, faculty and families are invited to join us!

$5 for staff, faculty, and students

submitted by ellenbuj@augsburg.edu

We are looking for staff, faculty, and/or students willing to take 10 minutes to participate in a psychological study. This study looks at criminal justice procedures. Participants are able to obtain one course credit (when applicable) or $5 for participation. Research will be conducted in Hagfors 252. Drop-in times from 3:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Mondays. If you are interested please contact Jennifer Ellenburg at ellenbuj@augsburg.edu or Donovan Paz at pazbasd@augsburg.edu to set up an appointment, or ask questions.

Curricular Inclusion Study

submitted by velamcco@augsburg.edu

Day Students,

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

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

Resume Resources for Adult Undergrad Majors

submitted by matthewk@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

A light dinner will be served.

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

We look forward to seeing you there.

Free tax clinics from Prepare + Prosper

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Prepare + Prosper’s free tax clinics opened on Saturday, January 26 and will run through April 15.

Visit http://prepareandprosper.org/free-tax-preparation/ to learn more, and make an appointment.

More than 550 volunteers will serve nearly 13,000 people with free tax preparation and financial services at nine locations in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Bloomington, and Hopkins. Volunteers went through up to 20 hours of comprehensive education on the tax codes and new federal tax laws.

Administrative Accounting Staff Updates

submitted by stepanek@augsburg.edu

It is our pleasure to announce that Khulood (Kay) Johnson joined the administrative accounting team as a staff accountant on February 11, 2019. Khulood has a Bachelors of Accounting degree from the University of California-Bakersfield and has worked with both for-profit and government organizations. She will be working on monthly close reconciliations, financial and tax reports, as well as daily accounting functions. Please come by and say hello to our newest team member, Kay Johnson!

We would also like to congratulate Carole Kampf on her promotion to Accounting Manager. In her over 11 years of service at Augsburg Carole has been the main administrative accounting contact for restricted accounts and student groups. In addition to continuing her work with restricted and endowed funds, grants, gifts, and student groups she will be taking on additional staff supervisory and compliance responsibilities. Congratulations Carole on your promotion. We are grateful for your leadership!

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.

Copy Center Closing Time Change

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

Starting Monday March 25th the Copy Center will be closing at 5 pm instead of 6 pm. The new hours will be Mon-Fri 7:30 am-5:00 pm.

If you normally need copy jobs printed after 5 pm please contact us and we will work on making sure you still get any job you need on time.

Thank You,

Central Services Staff
copyctr@augsburg.edu

Copy Center M-F 7:30 am -5:00 pm
Shipping/Receiving M-F 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Mail Room M-F 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

TODAY: Dr. Kate Lang, Dean of Arts & Sciences candidate

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Our first candidate for the position of Dean of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Kate Lang, is on campus today. Her public presentation will be held in OGC 100 from 2-3:00 pm. Faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to meet with Dr. Lang. Please refer to the recent email from Provost Kaivola which contains links to Dr. Lang’s CV and a feedback form. Access to the feedback form will close at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 5.

Katie Bishop: The Many Meanings of Success, S2E6 of The Augsburg Podcast

submitted by chambek2@augsburg.edu

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

Listen Here to Katie Bishop: The Many Meanings of Success

Event Announcements

Join us on Wednesday, March 13 for another film screening

submitted by hoddevit@augsburg.edu

Norway Hub continues our Norwegian movie series with Before Snowfall (Før snøen faller) created by Hisham Zaman, a Norwegian-Kurdish filmmaker.
BEFORE SNOWFALL is a nontraditional road movie about family, love, dignity and honor. Siyar is the eldest man in the family. When his sister escapes from her own wedding, he is given the task to track her down and restore the family’s reputation. The hunt after his sister becomes a dangerous journey from east to west, where the collision of traditional bound cultures and modern western living challenges Siyar to find out who he really is. In Istanbul he meets the young girl Evin, who is also lost between borders in Europe. They experience a budding friendship and an infatuation. Evin chooses to travel with him, unknowing of his plan.
This series is made possible by the Norwegian Film Institute in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Showings in the Twin Cities are presented as a result of a partnership between the Honorary Norwegian Consulate in Minneapolis, Norway Hub/Augsburg University, and Norway House.
Date: Wednesday, March 13
Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Place: Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Hall

More information about the filmmaker:
Hisham Zaman, is a contemporary Kurdish-Norwegian filmmaker. He graduated from the Norwegian Film School at Lillehammer in 2004. He has made several award-winning short films, most notably Bawke which has received more than 20 national and international awards.

Trailer

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

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

Apply by March 15!

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

Learn more about Astronomy in Hawaii this summer

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

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

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

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

This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience Requirement

Faculty Leaders: Joseph Erickson & Stacy Freiheit

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

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

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

Only a few spaces left!

Apply by March 15!

Learn more and apply online

A Morning with Dr. Robin DiAngelo

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Dr. Robin DiAngelo will be speaking at the Guthrie theater on Friday, March 15th. CTL will pay for up to 20 people to attend this early-morning event, so fill out the RSVP Form now for your chance to hear Dr. DiAngelo speak about “White Fragility”.

“Brought to you by Teach For America-Twin Cities, along with Presenting Sponsor The Minneapolis Foundation. Come hear from Dr. Robin DiAngelo talk about a term she calls “White Fragility, ” a state in which even a minimal challenge to the white position becomes intolerable, triggering defensive responses, instead of a prompt to reach for humility and grapple with how to engage in intentional action.” Further information about Dr. Robin DiAngelo and “White Fragility” can be found at: https://events.bizzabo.com/211942/home

Friday, March 15th | A Morning with Dr. Robin DiAngelo | 7:30-9:00 am, The Guthrie Theater

Register Now For a Chance to Attend “A Morning with Dr. Robin DiAngelo”

Staff Appreciation Event – Collecting Campus Cupboard Donations

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

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

2019 Staff Appreciation Program
Thursday, March 7
3–4:30 p.m. | Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel
Livestream Link for off campus colleagues: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/812221791

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

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

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

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

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

Join us on Wednesday, March 13 for another film screening

submitted by hoddevit@augsburg.edu

Norway Hub continues our Norwegian movie series with Before Snowfall (Før snøen faller) created by Hisham Zaman, a Norwegian-Kurdish filmmaker.

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

This series is made possible by the Norwegian Film Institute in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Showings in the Twin Cities are presented as a result of a partnership between the Honorary Norwegian Consulate in Minneapolis, Norway Hub/Augsburg University, and Norway House.

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

More information about the filmmaker:
Hisham Zaman, is a contemporary Kurdish-Norwegian filmmaker. He graduated from the Norwegian Film School at Lillehammer in 2004. He has made several award-winning short films, most notably Bawke which has received more than 20 national and international awards.

Trailer

Film Screening – TONIGHT

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

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

http://www.straightcurvefilm.com

Donate Blood – March 13th

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

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

http://www.mbc.org/searchdrives

http://www.mbc.org/searchdrives

Are We Green By 2019? (March 11 & 27 events)

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…

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

RSVP so we can plan food!

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“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

Currently, I’m just looking for people who might be interested, but 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 might want to play BJÖRN/KIM, as well as anyone who could direct the project, as my main focus will be on playwriting. If you are interest, my email is chamberh@augsburg.edu