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Learn Some Neat Gmail Tricks in 15 Minutes

submitted by tensen@augsburg.edu

Gmail is a powerful platform with many productivity-enhancing features. The trouble is that most of us use only a small percentage of the features available because finding and learning them takes time. Plan to invest 15 minutes to attend this online Tech Talk led by LFC Nathan Lind to learn a few quick tips and tricks that will help you take better advantage of what Gmail has to offer beyond the basics of sending and receiving messages. Join the Webinar via Zoom on Friday, April 12th from 12:30-12:45 pm

Zoom link to Tech Talk on Gmail

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.

Friday, May 10th | Faculty Scholarship Display | 11:45 am-12:30 pm, FOSS Atrium

Display Your Scholarship

ZOOM Available for Monday’s Deliberative Dialogue

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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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

Health Professions Schools Visiting Augsburg in April

submitted by kundell@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.

Fulbright: Live abroad after you graduate

submitted by kundell@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.

General Announcements

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

Summer Student Employment Opportunity with the Sabo Center

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

This summer, the Sabo Center is hosting the Place-Based Justice Network Summer Institute, a national conference for higher education institutions committed to transforming higher education and our communities through place-based community engagement.

We are seeking TWO student workers to provide support before and during the conference event as Summer Conference Hosts/Detail Managers.

Essential job functions include, but are not limited to:

*Work with Sabo staff to prepare materials for the conference.
*Manage registration tables, welcome and assist conference participants with on-campus housing and other details.
*Help direct participants during transitions and be responsive to their needs.
*Take photos at event and post to social media.

This is a short term job with hours as follows:
During the week of July 1-5, 10-15 flexible hours
During the week of July 8-12, 40 hours, less flexible. (must be available 8am-8pm on July 10-11 and 8am-4pm on July 12)

You can apply by clicking the link below.

Apply to work with the Sabo Center this summer

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for April

submitted by huynhn1@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award! The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.

If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at www.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride/.

The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information can be found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate

Student survey on recreation, intramurals, and athletics

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

Submit Your Gen Ed Proposal Questions Via Online Form

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The General Education Team has been offering Q&A sessions regarding the Revised Gen Ed Proposal. There’s still one remaining opportunity scheduled:

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

You can also 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

Event Announcements

Sustainability, Equity, and Action Event – April 15

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

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

Why does sustainability and climate change matter? Why does equity in sustainability matter? And how can we respond collectively as the Augsburg community? On April 1, we heard recent alum and current students share their experience with sustainability and climate change, and we began responding to questions and perspectives that will carry us forward together towards a shared vision of sustainability at Augsburg.

April 15 is our follow-up to storytelling where we’ll begin to move towards action. All are welcome, even if you missed the first event!

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

Add to google calendar

Morning Chapel: Destination Augsburg

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in Hoversten Chapel this morning at 10:40 am as we welcome future Auggies to campus. The service will include Augsburg students briefly sharing their core commitments and music. Students Sarah Hanson ’20, Hodo Dahir ‘ 19 and alum Chris Stedman ’08 will share. Musicians will be Reuben “Kitto” Stately, Abby Huynh and Lukas Thomas.

More information

Sverdrup Convocation – April 15, 10am

submitted by walterj@augsburg.edu

The Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Program
Serving Up Science: Plant Genetics and the Future of Food
Dr. Pamela Ronald

Monday, April 15, 2019
10 am, Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Pamela Ronald is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center, University of California, Davis. Ronald studies rice genes that control resistance to disease and tolerance to environmental stress. Ronald and colleagues received the 2008 USDA National Research Initiative Discovery Award and the 2012 Tech Award for innovative use of technology to benefit humanity. In 2014 she was named one of the world’s most influential scientific minds by Thomson Reuters, in 2015 was selected by Scientific American as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in biotechnology, and in 2016 was named one of the 50 innovators and visionaries who will lead us toward a more sustainable future by Grist magazine. She is co-author of Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food. Her 2015 TED talk has been viewed by more than 1.5 million people and translated into 24 languages.

https://www.augsburg.edu/convo/sverdrup/

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!

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 Friday, April 5. You can easily RSVP by selecting Yes or No in the Google calendar invite that was send to you.

Free Tickets for Auggies to Spektral

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Music & the MacPhail Center for Music have partnered to bring the Spektral Quartet to the Twin Cities. DO NOT miss out on this concert!

Thursday, April 11 – 7:30 p.m.
Performance: Haydn, The Seven Last Words of Christ, Op. 51
Antonello Hall, MacPhail Center for Music, 501 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis
Tickets Required: $20, general
Free to Augsburg students; MacPhail students & family
Reserve at: 612-767-5250 (mention you’re an Auggie!)

A free shuttle to/from campus is also available:
> Main Shuttle #1: 6:40 p.m.
> Secondary Shuttle #2: 7:05 p.m.
(both depart from the Music Hall)

Full Residency Schedule Details!

Pluma & The Tempest: Tickets On Sale Now

submitted by gustafse@augsburg.edu

PLUMA & THE TEMPEST
By Arístides Vargas, Translated & Directed by Beliza Torres Narváez
APRIL 11TH-13TH @ 7PM
APRIL 14TH @ 3PM

$3 student tickets– reserve now!

A dystopian play in the Latin American tradition of magical realism that tells the story of a youngster of unspecified gender who runs away after being born to a hostile world. They find themselves living in the inner city streets, meeting all kinds of people and facing all kinds of dangers. The kid fights to learn from these experiences and to assert their personhood. Despite being adrift like a feather in a storm, Pluma attempts to preserve their hope and survive.

augsburg.edu/theater/ticket

Queering Spirituality

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

Join Campus Ministry, Augsburg Hillel, QPA, and QIPOC Tuesday, April 9th 6:30-7:30 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.

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Seeking Fluent Spanish Speakers – Earn $55 By Judging Spanish Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Share Your Spanish Skills to Help Area Students!

Judge Spanish Debate – No Prior Experience Needed!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, will begin its Spanish Debate League next week. We’re looking for judges for our first tournament! If you’d rather be paid than volunteer, we will pay $55 for three rounds of judging, or 1 tournament.

Spanish Debate League tournaments will happen over 3 dates this spring:

Wednesday, April 10 | Highland Park High School

Wednesday, April 24 | Central High School (tentative)

Wednesday, May 8 | Highland Park High School (tentative)

Judges will observe rounds conducted completely in Spanish, determine winners for each round, and provide comments to help students improve their reading, critical thinking and Spanish language skills.

Students who participate in Spanish Debate League are a mix of heritage speakers and immersion students in Twin Cities high schools and middle schools. Participation in debate helps students improve their academic skills, including reading comprehension and critical thinking, and increases their confidence. Be a part of creating these outcomes for our Spanish Debate League students!

Please email mnudl@augsburg.edu if you have any questions or would like to arrange volunteering as a group. If you plan on volunteering as an individual, use the calendar at this link to choose your dates to volunteer.

Sign Up to Judge