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TODAY: Recognizing Class-Based Values in Our Curriculum

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

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.

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

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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

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.

Join URL: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/529142179

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”

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

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.

Fulbright: Live abroad after you graduate

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

The Fulbright Student Program fully funds students to study, research, or serve as an English teaching assistant abroad for a year (no classroom teaching experience required!). During their year abroad, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing participants to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.

Past Augsburg students have been selected for Fulbright Awards to countries such as Czech Republic, South Korea, Ecuador, Poland, Kenya, Malaysia, Peru, Spain, Turkey, Taiwan, and Germany (and more!), and we currently have six alums abroad through the program! Augsburg’s focus on cross-cultural engagement and community involvement makes Auggies particularly strong candidates who are well-prepared to make the most of a Fulbright experience.

If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu or stop by Hagfors 101 to set up an appointment for April or May!

The competition is open to juniors, seniors, graduate students, and alumni in all fields, and a GPA of 3.0+ is considered competitive.

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.

A.T. Still University
Thursday, April 11
Hagfors 106
6 pm
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences serves as a learning-centered university dedicated to preparing highly competent professionals with a commitment to its osteopathic heritage and focus on whole person healthcare, scholarship, community health, interprofessional education, diversity, and underserved populations. A.T. Still has programs in osteopathic medicine and dentistry in Missouri and Arizona.

General Announcements

Augsburg Sports Bra Drive

submitted by holmesa@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Athletics and the HPE Department have partnered with The Sports Bra Project to create the first ever, Augsburg Sports Bra Drive. Utilizing networks of organizations to collect and distribute sports bras, The Sports Bra Project works to eliminate one barrier of participation and increase the access to sports for girls and women around the world.

How can you help?
– Donate a new & unused sports bra of any size!
– We will be collecting donated sports bras until April 17th.
– A collection bin is located in the main athletic office in Si Melby Hall (across from the gym).

Our goal is to collect over 100 sports bras! Please consider helping us reach our goal and supporting such an important and impactful cause!

Have questions? Contact holmesa@augsburg.edu

More information on The Sports Bra Project

Homeward Bound – Tabling Today

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Representatives from Homeward Bound will be tabling today, April 3rd from 10:00 am- 12:30 pm in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

Homeward Bound is a partnership between individuals with disabilities and the caring people committed to providing an individualized, challenging, and life-affirming growth experience. They seek the very best employees: people who have skills and strengths to build on; who are focused, positive, energized, and want to enrich the lives of those we serve. www.hbi.mn.org

If you would like to learn more about their part-time opportunities, stop by their table in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

Housing Assistance for Students in need

submitted by griesse@augsburg.edu

As part of the Augsburg University Equity Proposal, the Auggie Basics – Housing program is designed to address the needs of students who experience housing instability. The purpose of the program is to provide a bridge for students whose housing is not stable as they seek to identify a permanent solution.

Students accepted into the program (10 spots) will live on campus without cost to the student. Regardless of when students enter the program, the housing commitment will cover the full academic year if needed. If the student secures permanent housing elsewhere, they will be released from the program and the spot will be offered to another student. Students must reapply each academic year. Being chosen for the Auggie Basics program one year does not guarantee participation in future years.

The Auggie Basics – Housing application is for: Summer 2019 only, 2019-2020 Academic Year only, or Summer 2019 and 2019-2020 Academic Year.

To apply for Auggie Basics – Housing, please complete the application below. If you have any questions, please contact studentaffairs@augsburg.edu or call the Student Affairs office at 612-330-1160.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCUU2X0FuaagP_EsG5AZDSdF5D-juaVoCyhgm3hYETzbFigA/viewform

Last call to reserve your spot for the vocation 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.

Event Announcements

Immerse yourself in WaterMusic

submitted by boerger@augsburg.edu

On April 23rd in Hoversten Chapel, the Augsburg Choir and Director Kristina Boerger, with Reverend Karin Craven and her Comparative Religion students, present an interdisciplinary event highlighting the centrality of water in our musical, spiritual, and civic lives. The opening reception at 6:15 features guest exhibitors including Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, Ecumenical Water Initiative, and Clean Water Action Minnesota. The 7:00 performance offers: music about water from many lands and epochs; scriptures, prayers, and legends about water from many faiths; student writings from the Augsburg River Semester; and pipeline-resistance stories from the water-protection front. Collaborating performers include Cedar Singers, Riverside Singers, and ComMUSICation. Come to be enraptured, educated, and involved.

Job Search Strategies session for AU Students

submitted by matthewk@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Career & Internship Center will give an overview of important information related to Job Search Strategies. A brief presentation will showcase web resources, the importance of your professional network, and other tips to help you conduct a comprehensive search. Whether you are just wanting to move up in your current company or you are starting from scratch in a new field, this will be valuable information to prepare you for what lies ahead.

In addition to the presentation, Faculty will be joining us to engage you in conversation. This is a great opportunity to connect with the Strommen Career & Internship Center, faculty at the university, and other AU students. A light meal will be served.

When? Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Time? 5pm to 5:50pm
Where? Hagfors Center, Room 150A

Please RSVP for the event by Wednesday, April 3, 2019. You can easily RSVP by selecting Yes or No in the Google calendar invite that was send to you.

Gen Ed Q&A Session TODAY

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The General Education Team has been offering Q&A sessions regarding the Revised Gen Ed Proposal. There are two remaining opportunities:

Today (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

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!

TODAY: Info Session US Bank Hiring 2020 Interns

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

Queering Spirituality

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

Join Campus Ministry, QPA, and QIPOC Tuesday, April 9th 6-7:30 pm in the Gundale Chapel (Hagfors) for a discussion on the queer community and religion/spirituality, with a focus on the experiences of community members. There will be food. We look forward to hearing your stories and sharing ours. If you have any questions, please contact Gabriel at glissmeg@augsburg.edu.

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/

TODAY & TOMORROW: 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

Study Abroad in the Sciences: Info Session Thursday

submitted by dvorak@augsburg.edu

Come meet a representative from The School for Field Studies (SFS) and learn about field-based research experiences around the world on critical environmental issues. Study biodiversity in marine environments, wildlife management & conservation on the African savanna, or environmental justice & policy in the rain forest!

Study Abroad in the Sciences: Info Session
Thursday April 4, 12:45-1:30
Hagfors CSBR room 151

Find more information about SFS at https://fieldstudies.org/

Learn more about how study abroad works with your financial aid to meet your requirements!

TODAY: Faculty Discussion on Proposed Faculty Handbook Changes

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty are invited to discuss the proposed changes to the Faculty Handbook:

Today, 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.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Thank you to Jennifer Simon, AISA Board.

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Jennifer Simon, Director, American Indian Student Services, coordinated the 11th Traditional Powwow held at Augsburg this past Saturday, March 30. Congratulations and many thanks to Jennifer for this stellar event, which included hundreds of community members. Jennifer organized the honoring ceremony for 16 American Indian students graduating from Augsburg in undergraduate and masters programs.

Thanks to the Augsburg Indigenous Student Association (AISA)board members: Arianna Antone-Ramirez, Isaiah Simon, Joseph Gaskill, Reuben Kitto Stately, Christopher Oquist, and Emily Cherne.

Many students, faculty and staff volunteered for the event.

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