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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Sustainability Stewardship – once a week office cleaning

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

Teaching and Learning

Long Live the Lecture

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Remember to head to HC 151 before this week’s Faculty Meeting. Diane Pike will be giving an EDTalk on lecture styles and strategies. Grab your coffee and come find a seat.

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

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

Look for details on this and other events put on by CTL on the page linked below. You can also find videos from some of the EDTalks that you may have missed on the “Past Events” page: http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/home/past-events/

CTL

Michael Grewe to Host a Repeat of his “Day of Action” Workshop

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Participants will explore how white supremacy and racism manifest themselves within classroom and co-curricular spaces, including but not limited to the ways we process knowledge, engage with conflict, think about power dynamics, deliver content, and design assignments. Attendees will discuss ways of creating classes, programs, and events that resist white supremacy and embrace other forms of cultural knowledge and understandings.

Wednesday, March 27th | Recognizing and Resisting White Supremacy in the Classroom | 2:00-3:30 pm, Marshall Room

Elaine Eschenbacher and Bob Groven will also be repeating their “Day of Action” session on “The Use of Racial Slurs in the Classroom”. That will take place on April 8th. Look for more details on this and other CTL events in the page linked below.

CTL

PA Info Session

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

PA Info Session:
Wednesday, March 27th
6:00-7:30 pm
Hagfors 106

At this information session hosted by URGO, hear from a representative of the Augsburg PA studies program, alumni who are currently PA students, and alumni who are practicing PAs. Learn how to prepare a competitive CASPA application, what the prerequisites are, and how to approach your personal statement. Contact Catherina Kipper (kipper@augsburg.edu) to RSVP and if you have questions.

General Announcements

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 2:30-5pm, 5-7:30pm, and 7:30-10pm shifts are preferred!*

2019 Powwow Volunteer Sign-Up

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).

Music Therapy in China this 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

Study in Mexico this summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Travel and earn credit this summer! Summer study abroad programs ALSO fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement!

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN MEXICO – Apply by April 1
Multiple 3-week course blocks, May to August
• Spanish classes, beginning to advanced: fulfills Modern Language Gen Ed, or electives for Spanish Majors and Minors
• SPA/ART 231: fulfills Fine Arts Gen Ed
• Internship and Independent Research opportunities
• Scholarships available

MEDICAL SPANISH AND INTERNSHIP – Apply by April 1
June 5 – July 21, 2019
• SPA 206: Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
• INS/SPA 399: Internship, Medical Observership
• Scholarships available

Visit the study abroad office or website for more information.

Learn more and apply online

Event Announcements

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.

Please pass this on and help advertise on your social media sites. Thank you.

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

For parking permits contact M. Elise Marubbio at marubbio@augsburg.edu. Permits are limited in number.

Augsburg Native American Film Series

Forum 2019: Vote on Speakers

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

We are excited to be moving forward with the next iteration of the Forum and want to get as much input as possible from the campus community in regards to potential speakers and programming.

This event will continue to bring together students, global leaders and change-makers, and local activists to explore innovative ways to take constructive action on issues identified as priorities by the Augsburg community. The survey we administered in Fall 2018 identified racial justice, indigenous rights, and environmental sustainability as top priorities.

The form (linked below) provides a partial list of potential speakers (global and domestic), and we invite you to help choose the top candidates.

Save the Date: Monday and Tuesday, October 28 and 29, 2019.

Please provide your response by Wednesday, March 13.

Cast Your Vote

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.

Please feel free to check out the event on our Facebook-group: https://www.facebook.com/NorwayHub/

Date: Wednesday, March 13
Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Place: Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg University

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.

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Join us for a film screening at Wednesday, March 27 too!

The movie that will be shown is about Roald Amundsen. He lead the first expedition to reach the South Pole.

Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg University
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Attendance is free but registration required (link).
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amundsen-registration-58299684927

Trailer for Before Snowfall

Free tickets to a musical at the Orpheum

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Music-Theatre Club has a limited number of FREE tickets to go see “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” at the Orpheum this Thursday, the 14th, at 7:00 p.m.

We have 9 tickets left to offer on a first come first serve basis.

We will be leaving campus at 5:45 that evening, either driving or taking Lyfts downtown to the theater. If you have an available car we could use, we would greatly appreciate it. The club will help cover parking fees. If we do have to take Lyfts, we may need you to contribute some money, but it would be minimal. You could also choose to commute there on your own if you live off campus but would need to let us know your plans.

If you are interested, please email me ASAP at tengwalm@augsburg.edu.

Focused Conversations on Vocation E-Portfolio: TOMORROW/Wednesday

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

The March Focused Conversations will feature Marty Stortz, Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation, and Elaine Eschenbacher, Director of the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, discussing development of a vocation-focused e-portfolio, which is designed to become a distinctive and synthesizing element of the Augsburg undergraduate program.

Tuesday, March 12, 10:30 a.m., Marshall Room (session available via livestream)
Wednesday, March 13, 12:30 p.m., Oren Gateway Center 100

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

All Hands page

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

Are We Green By 2019? TONIGHT

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!

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

Satisfy your Science Requirement in Hawaii this 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

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.

Please feel free to check out the event on our Facebook-group: https://www.facebook.com/NorwayHub/

Date: Wednesday, March 13
Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Place: Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg University

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.

_________________________________________

Join us for a film screening at Wednesday, March 27 too!

The movie that will be shown is about Roald Amundsen. He lead the first expedition to reach the South Pole.

Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg University
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Attendance is free but registration required (link).
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amundsen-registration-58299684927

Trailer for Before Snowfall

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

Free Yoga

submitted by lamberte@augsburg.edu

Hello! My name is Elana and I am a certified yoga teacher. I will be offering a free class on Wednesdays from 11-11:45 in the Gundale Chapel in Hagfors. We will practice flowing breath to movement, staying in the present moment, and challenging our bodies through different poses during this 45 minute yoga practice. The yoga will be accessible to any level. Mats will be available if you do not have your own mat. Open to all students, staff, faculty, and any others part of the Augsburg community. E-mail me if you have any questions: lamberte@augsburg.edu

Blood donors needed Wednesday 3/13

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

There are still several opening for blood donations needing to be filled for our spring blood drive on Wednesday 3/13. 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 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

Keeping Track of Auggies

Classifieds

“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