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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

EDTalk Recordings

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

In case you’ve missed any of these EDTalks, here are some video links:

April with Jenny Kluznik: How PAs Think: A Glimpse Into PA Education, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8gRF6ecso8&feature=youtu.be

March with Diane Pike: Long Live the Lecture!, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeLnOipnWVU&feature=youtu.be

January with Tamarah Gehlen: Trauma & Learning Styles in the Classroom, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QfaaVKxKkkLiLtv01SUarRs5Fy_UMOOr/view

December with John Zobitz: Data Visualization as an Ethical Act, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlKG3_Wq5V4&feature=youtu.be

November with Katie Bishop: How Class Matters at Augsburg, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBIVwKl6W54&feature=youtu.be

EDTalks

Attention Muggles – Harry Potter study abroad in UK on winter break

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Plan ahead to spend your winter break studying in both London and Edinburgh exploring the connections between youth culture, media, and social change, with a focus on Harry Potter and Brexit!

Program title:
From Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth, Media, and Political Activism in the UK

Faculty Leader: Professor Adriane Brown

Program Travel Dates: December 29, 2019 to January 11, 2020

This program is limited to 15 students, accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A waitlist will be used as needed.

Program cost TBD. Visit the program page for additional details, course information, and updates!

Program Information and application

Paideia Institute 2019

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Join us for our 30th anniversary celebration of the Paideia Institute from July 22-26, 2019 at Augsburg University. This year’s question, “What’s the great idea?” will explore a multitude of great ideas from beauty to justice. During the Paideia Institute attendees participate in inquiry-based seminars on various texts. In coaching activities participants gain expertise in facilitating seminars. Paideia seminars are applicable in many professional settings and can be used with all ages and any subject area. Educators use seminars to introduce students to the vital skills necessary to have courteous conversations about challenging issues presented in texts.

This professional development course welcomes all Augsburg faculty, staff, and students, and can be taken for credits or continuing education units. Scholarships applications due May 1. On time registration is open until June 1.

For more information check out the Paideia website for details on cost, scholarships, and courses, or contact Rachel Lloyd (lloydr@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1561) or Anne Kaufman (kaufman@augsburg.edu, 612-209-2100).

Paideia Institute 2019

World Drumming Course 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.

CTL Faculty Fellows – Seeking Nominations

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is looking for four faculty members interested in serving as CTL Fellows. CTL Faculty Fellows assist the CTL Director in designing and organizing programs with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning at Augsburg. Fellows are also eligible for additional travel funds to spend on professional development. Nominations, both self and of your peers, should include a brief statement addressing why you would like (or why you are nominating your colleague) to serve as a CTL Fellow. Please submit all nominations to ctl@augsburg.edu by noon, April 26th.

RSVP for the “3 Days in May” Workshops

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The “3 Days in May” will take place on May 14 – May 16. Use the RSVP link below to register for the sessions that you would like to attend. Note that there are some overlapping sessions, so be sure to only sign up for one workshop in each time slot. You can find a schedule, with descriptions below it, here:
http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/2019/04/03/3-days-in-may/

RSVP for the “3 Days in May”

Faculty Scholarship Display

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Join us for the Faculty Scholarship Display on Friday, May 10 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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 a.m. to set up.

The faculty recognition luncheon and program begins in the chapel at 12:30 p.m.

Friday, May 10 | Faculty Scholarship Display | 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., FOSS Atrium

Display Your Scholarship

Curious about reflection and experiential education? 3 Days in May Workshop with special guest

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Join the Sabo Center for an extended workshop on *reflection and experiential education* during 3 Days in May. We’ll learn about designing, incorporating, and evaluating reflection in experiential education with a special guest presenter, MN Campus Compact Associate Director Sinda Nichols!

It may be the final afternoon of 3 Days in May, but it’s sure to be thought-provoking, fulfilling, and fun! We hope you’ll join us!

Experiential Education: Strategies for Student Reflection
Hagfors 150 B/C
Thursday, May 16, 1-4 p.m.

Experiential Education: Strategies for Student Reflection–RSVP

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

Welcome Kari Kimbrough to Human Resources

submitted by millerd1@augsburg.edu

The Human Resources department is pleased to introduce Kari Kimbrough, PHR, SHRM-CP, who is joining our team today as our new Total Rewards/HRIS Manager. She will be replacing Theresa Gade, who is retiring in May. Kari’s role will focus on compensation and benefits, and supporting HR technology. Kari brings 15 years of Human Resources experience to Augsburg, over half of which have been in higher education. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior from The College of St. Scholastica, and holds PHR and SHRM-CP certifications. Kari comes to us from TCF Bank, where she held positions as Senior Human Capital Partner Specialist and Senior Compensation Analyst. She is excited to be back in higher education, and looks forward to meeting the wonderful Auggie faculty, staff and students. Please stop by Human Resources in Memorial Hall to welcome Kari to the Augsburg community!

Donate gently used athletic shoes and equipment

submitted by ribeiro@augsburg.edu

We are collecting gently used athletic shoes of all sizes (youth and adult) and sports equipment for all ages (balls, bats, gloves, jump ropes, clothing, etc). Our goal is to donate to the Ceder Riverside Community School and the Sports Check it Out program. Last year we donated over 100 items. You can drop your items off at the collection box in the lounge located on the 3rd floor of Kennedy Center. E-mail Dr. Ana Ribeiro for more questions. The last day for donations will be 4/30.

Interested in Grant Writing or Project Management?

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

Interested in learning more about grant writing or project management? MAL is offering two courses this summer that you will find useful. Course descriptions and information on meeting times are below. Staff, Faculty, or graduate students who are interested in registering for either of these courses should contact Alan Tuchtenhagen at: tuchten@augsburg.edu

ML 599-B | Grant Writing
Effective grant writing skills are important for individuals working in many roles at nonprofit and government agencies – including education. This course will include an introduction to grants, budget development, and grants management, and establish an understanding of their role in supporting important community work. We will also address how to identify projects well-suited for grant support, as well as the process of prospect research, how to develop relationships with funders, and how to write a successful grant proposal. Students will build skills and practice creating letters of inquiry and competitive funding proposals.

Instructor: Lindsay Bacher
Meeting Dates: Tuesdays | Meeting Dates: May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25
Meeting Times: 6:00 PM – 9:45 PM

ML 599 | Re-imagining Leadership for 21st Century Projects
Successful project management is strongly correlated to good leadership of teams. Corporate, non-profit, and public sector projects are increasing in complexity requiring the close collaboration and coordination of disparate disciplines, organizations, and teams. This course will help you unpack the critical leadership skills needed to to form and lead teams to optimal project outcomes using emotional intelligence, communication, conflict management, and clarity of strategic vision and purpose.

Instructor Mahad Ibrahim
Meeting Dates: Mondays | June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22
Meeting Times: 6:00 PM – 9:45 PM

Donate gently used athletic shoes and equipment

submitted by ribeiro@augsburg.edu

We are collecting gently used athletic shoes of all sizes (youth and adult) and sports equipment for all ages (balls, bats, gloves, jump ropes, clothing, etc). Our goal is to donate to the Ceder Riverside Community School and the Sports Check it Out program. Last year we donated over 100 items. You can drop your items off at the collection box in the lounge located on the 3rd floor of Kennedy Center. E-mail Dr. Ana Ribeiro for more questions. The last day for donations will be 4/30.

Call for Proposals for Place-Based Justice Network Summer Institute 2019

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

The Sabo Center is excited to announce that this summer, Augsburg University will be hosting a national conference for the Place-Based Justice Network (PBJN), of which our institution is a member, along with 19 other higher education institutions from across the country. The Place-Based Justice Network is a learning community committed to transforming higher education and our communities by deconstructing systems of oppression through place-based community engagement with a racial justice lens.

At the Summer Institute on July 10-12, 2019, teams from universities and colleges from across the country will come together to learn, strengthen our practice, and network.

The PBJN has released a call for proposals for workshops and breakout sessions at the Summer Institute. They seek proposals for breakout sessions that center dialogue and interactivity on topics related to place-based community engagement initiatives and their planning, development, programs, evaluation and impact. Potential topics for breakout sessions include, but are not limited to:
*Scholar-activism and community-based research: examples and lessons learned
*Relationship-building and decentralized decision making
*Sustaining long-term commitments with neighborhoods and communities
*Critical scholarship on community engagement including racial justice, economic justice, education justice, disability justice, queer, and feminist theory and practices
*Lessons from community organizing
*Asset-based community development
*Power analysis and community voice
*Anti-racist storytelling strategies
*Preparing students to enter and transition out of place-based community engagement

Breakout session proposals are due Monday, May 13th, 2019 at 5pm PST.

Interested? Contact the Sabo Center for more information about how to participate and apply (sabocenter@augsburg.edu)

Place-Based Justice Network Website

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

April is Sexual Violence Prevention Month

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

April is Sexual Violence Prevention Month.

Consent: Consent requires words or overt actions by a person indicating a freely given present agreement to perform a particular sexual act with another person. Silence or the absence of resistance does not imply consent. It is a voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity between individuals of legal age. Consent means the person is freely giving their present agreement to engage in sexual activity. Consent must be given at every stage of sexual activity. Past consent does not imply future consent. Consent to engage in sexual activity with one person does not imply consent to engage in sexual activity with another.

For more information go to Augsburg’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, https://inside.augsburg.edu/studentaffairs/harassment-and-sexual-harassment-reporting-form/definitions/

Thanks to Augsburg’s Sexual Misconduct Awareness Raising Team (SMART) for their advocacy, peer education, and events to eliminate sexual violence.

Augsburg has an agreement with the Aurora Center (U of Minnesota), so students can contact them for assistance. They have a 24-Hour Helpline: (612) 626-9111. Students can also get assistance through the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC), 612-330-1707, and the Department of Public Safety, 612-330-1717.

Last chance to nominate—UC Staff Representative

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate is grateful for the 3-year term that elected UC staff representative, Jim Trelstad-Porter has served. As his term comes to an end we are beginning the election process for the next elected UC staff representative.

The overall Council structure is an outcome of the Shared Governance Report released in 2014. The goal is to establish advocates with deep institutional knowledge from across the campus community to provide recommendations on issues that affect the University’s commitment to its mission and values.

The selection process for the University Council Staff Representative begins with an open call for nominations from April 15–22. Nominations are received electronically from any eligible voting staff members. Self-nominations, nomination of others, and nominations for Staff Senate members are acceptable.

UC Staff Representative Nomination Form

Supervisors Hiring Summer Student Workers – Please Read

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

Spring semester is quickly coming to an end! Summer employment for all students begins May 5, 2019!!

If you are planning on having students work during the summer, please be sure to review the information below regarding summer student positions. Steps to follow when hiring a student for the summer:

1. Students returning into a position they held previously will only need a Student Hired/Returning form (formerly known as the Student Employment Hire form) submitted through Hirezon/Interview Exchange. The effective date should be May 5, 2019.

2. EVEN IF THE SAME STUDENT WILL BE DOING THE SAME JOB OVER THE SUMMER, a Student Hired/Returning form (formerly known as the Student Requisition form) needs to be completed with an effective date of May 5, 2019.

3. Any new position will need to be posted through Human Resources to the internal student job board (Handshake). The Student Posting Requisition forms can be found and are submitted through Hirezon/Interview Exchange.
Once the requisition is submitted, HR will post the position online.

Hiring managers will be able to view applications in real time through the system.

When you’ve selected a student to hire, complete the Student Hired/Returning form through Hirezon/Interview Exchange. Students who have never worked on campus before will need to fill out new hire paperwork, including a background check.

Once the Student Hired/Returning form is submitted, HR sends out the new hire paperwork and background check directly to the student. NOTE: Students cannot start work until all paperwork, including the background check, has been completed.

For detailed instructions on how to navigate the hiring process through Hirezon/Interview Exchange, please visit: http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/Student/Supervisor_Recruiting_Process.pdf

Contact HR with any additional questions – hr@augsburg.edu

Supervisors looking for detailed instructions click here!

TIAA Financial Consultants on campus – May 14, 15, 16

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

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

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, May 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Wednesday, May 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Thursday, May 16 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!

Questions? Please contact hr@augsburg.edu

Schedule your private consultation here!

AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application deadline May 30, 2019

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2019-20 AugSTEM Scholars Program.

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 per student per year (differences in award amounts correspond to levels of financial need). Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:

-Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)
-Within 5 semesters of graduating as of Fall 2019
-Major GPA of 3.0 or higher
-U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
-Demonstrated financial need via FAFSA

Application deadline: May 30, 2019 at midnight.

(Check out the 2019-20 NSF Aspire Scholarship if you are 7 semesters away from graduating and/or have a major GPA of 2.75).

Incoming community college transfer students and Augsburg students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem/

Questions? Contact stem@augsburg.edu

2019-20 NSF Aspire Scholarship: Application deadline May 30, 2019

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2019-20 NSF Aspire Scholarship. At Augsburg STEM majors include: biology, biopsychology, chemistry, environmental studies, physics, mathematics, and computer science.

Supports students pursuing a degree in STEM.
•Provides scholarships of $4,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
•Connects scholars with opportunities for career development.
•Open to current Augsburg students and incoming transfers.

Eligibility:
•Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)
•Within 7 semesters of graduating
•Major GPA of 2.75 or higher
•U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
•Financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA
•Pell or Minnesota State Grant eligible

Application deadline: May 30, 2019 at midnight.

Note: students who apply to the 2019-20 AugSTEM Scholars Program will automatically be considered for a 2019-20 NSF Aspire Scholarship.

For more information, go to: https://www.augsburg.edu/stem/nsf-aspire-scholarship/

Questions? Contact stem@augsburg.edu

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

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, MN350.org, 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; reflective writings from the Augsburg River Semester; and pipeline-resistance stories from the water-protection front. Collaborating performers include Cedar Singers, Riverside Singers, and St. Paul’s ComMUSICation youth choir. Come to be enraptured, educated, and involved.

Auggie Doggie Days – TODAY

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Start the last week of the spring semester out with a little furry stress relief with our friends from Paws for Learning. Today will be the last time they will be in the CWC office this academic year. So please stop by between 10:30 – 11:30 am to say hi and/or thanks! The CWC office is located on the first floor of the Anderson Res Hall. They will also be on campus finals week on Monday 4/29 from 11 – 12:30 in Lindell Library area near the Skyway to Sverdrup (by Gage Center).

Keeping Track of Auggies

Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Steblay

submitted by yoon@augsburg.edu

We would like to share and recognize Dr. Nancy Steblay’s recent scientific contributions as one of the nation’s leading experts in eyewitness testimony. Dr. Steblay published a chapter, “Translating Psychological Science into Policy and Practice”, in the new book released this week, “Psychological Science and the Law” (N. Brewer and A. Douglass, Eds.). Dr. Steblay also just created a Webinar module, “Eyewitness Science: Protection and Evaluation of Eyewitness Identification Evidence”, that Minnesota judges will view as part of their judicial e-learning program. Congratulations Dr. Steblay!”

Classifieds

Summer House Painter needed

submitted by ander101@augsburg.edu

Help Needed
MH Anderson Painting
Information
 Small family business, has been operating since the 1960’s
 We mainly work on small and medium houses, with some bigger projects on occasion
 Most work is exterior projects between the months of May to October
 We pride ourselves on high quality work
 Most work are on older houses in Minneapolis and St. Paul
 Hired as a sub-contractor with pay ranging from $15 to $19 per hour depending on experience
 Some experience desired, but will train
 Around 30 hours a week, with more or less available if desired.
 Most work done Monday through Friday with occasional weekend work
 Will be flexible with your schedule
Expectations
 High quality prep and painting work, taking time to do the work as trained
 As a sub-contractor, you are expected to provide some of your own tools, brushes, etc.
 No insurance provided, expected to have your own
 Follow directions of supervisor, be one time, clean up at the end of the day
If interested please email or call me to discuss expectations and potential schedule.

Mike Anderson
Owner, MH Anderson Painting
612-987-3508
manderson@mhandersonpainting.com

http://mhandersonpainting.com