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PA Info Session

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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.

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

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

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

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.

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

EDTalk Today

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Remember to stop by HC 151 just prior to this afternoon’s Faculty Meeting to hear Diane Pike speak about the art of the lecture.

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

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

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

CTL

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

Calling Departments: Register for the On-Campus Employment Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Does your department hire student employees? If yes, consider registering to host a table at the On-Campus Employment Fair. The fair will be held on Monday, April 1st from 10:00-12:30 in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

The fair is open to all departments that anticipate hiring students this summer or in the future. Feel free to market your department and post your position(s) when you are ready with Human Resources and Hirezon Exchange.

REGISTER HERE

Resume Review Drop-In Hours

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for an internship or summer job? This is the last week before spring break that you can stop in for a 15 minute drop-in appointment (no need to schedule) at Strommen Career & Internship Services (located in Christensen across from Einstein’s) to have your resume reviewed by a Peer Adviser.

Drop-In Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00-5:00

There will be no drop-in hours during spring break.

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2019

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2019 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2020 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2020. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health).

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2020.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred).

If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Coordinator, crombie@augsburg.edu. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about the program or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.

McNair Website

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 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.

Meet with a TIAA Advisor on campus

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

Take advantage of this on-campus opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, March 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Wednesday, March 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Thursday, March 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

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

Space is limited, so please register soon!

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

Schedule your appointment time here!

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

Event Announcements

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

Last Chance to Cast Your Vote: 2019 Forum

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Today is the final deadline to cast your vote!

As you know, we are excited to move 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.

The new Forum 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.

The Forum will be held on Monday and Tuesday, October 28 and 29, 2019.

Thank you!

Cast your vote here

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

Spring Blood Drive: TODAY

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Memorial Blood Center is on campus today for its annual spring blood drive. Thanks to those of you who signed up to donate. Please be sure to drink a lot of water and eat good meals before donating and bring a photo ID to the East Commons. The blood drive goes from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and walk-in slots are available so please stop up to the East Commons today and get a time to donate. Your donation will help save lives so do something good before we are off for spring break next week! Thank you Auggies!! Call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 if you have questions.

Vocation Lunch with Ben Stottrup

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Faculty and Staff,

You are invited to attend this fall’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.

Focused Conversation on Vocation E-Portfolio: TODAY

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 the development of a vocation-focused e-portfolio as a distinctive and synthesizing element of the Augsburg undergraduate program.

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

Join us today 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.

Trailer

Keeping Track of Auggies

Nancy Rodenborg presents on segregation at conference

submitted by rodenbor@augsburg.edu

Social Work Prof Nancy Rodenborg is presenting her Social Contact Survey this week at the The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors conference in Jacksonville FLA . The Survey is an experiential education tool designed to increase participants’ understanding of segregation and how it affects prejudice and intergroup understanding. The tool is used in Augsburg’s MSW Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) program as well as in our BSW IGD-based course on diversity and equity in social work practice.

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