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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

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

Get Ready for the “3 Days in May” Workshops: May 14 – May 16

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Make sure to check out all of the amazing offerings available during the upcoming “3 Days in May”, including the Tech Showcase on Wednesday, May 15. That session alone will feature the following:

Tom Morgan – Ensuring reading comprehension with Moodle Quizzing
George Dierberger – CLEAN Design and Departmental Branding
Jenny Hanson – Moodle Design Templates
Lynda Enright – Charting student engagement with Activity completion
Rich Flint – Moodle for Department-wide efficiency
Lyz Wendland – Effective Online Forum discussions
Corey Nelson – Incorporating Instagram and FlipGrid
Christy Mattingly – Intro to Moodle’s new NameCoach
Kaycee Rogers – Course Feedback thru Student Surveys
Ana Ribiero – Guiding student learning with Moodle Lessons
James Vela-McConnell – Online content for a snowy day

Again this is just one example of the many workshops that will take place. For a full schedule, as well as descriptions of all of the sessions, check out:
http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/2019/04/03/3-days-in-may/

Then use the form linked below to sign up for those that you plan to attend.

RSVP for the “3 Days in May”

World Drumming, 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.

General Announcements

New Campus Box End of Year Procedure

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 17th) we will be closing all student campus boxes. Before fall semester starts we will be reassigning them to all students living on campus, and commuter students can then request to have a campus box if they have a need of one.

If you would like your mail forwarded or would like to keep your mailbox open for the summer please either fill out this survey (https://forms.gle/WSbvj13Rpnb95PzR7) or fill out the slip that will be arriving in your campus box very soon. (There is also an option to be reassigned your current box for the next semester)

We only forward 1st Class USPS mail. Packages (USPS, FedEx, UPS, Amazon), magazines, non-profit mail and standard mail will not be forwarded. We can only forward to US addresses.

We ask that you contact the people/business sending you mail and correcting it to your permanent address. Also enrolling in online/electronic billing is both environmentally friendly and will save you time (and sometimes money).

If you have a rented lock on your campus box please return it to Shipping/Receiving before May 17th. If it is a personal lock please remove it or they will be cut off after May 18th.

Donate Your Spanish _Arriba_ Textbook

submitted by riveross@augsburg.edu

Textbooks are needed for a college-in-prison course. Donate your Spanish 111/112 ARRIBA textbook for a good cause. We are collecting gently used textbooks and workbooks to share with students who will be completing college Spanish in the Minnesota Department of Corrections this summer. Bring your book to Old Main 200 (Languages & Cross-Cultural Studies) or give it directly to your Spanish professor. Questions? Contact Sarah Degner Riveros at RiverosS@augsburg.edu.

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

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.

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

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

Event Announcements

Auggie Cyclists – Join Us for Inaugural Coffee Clunker Ride

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

Fellow Auggie Cyclists!

If you’ve got a two-wheeled chariot, we encourage you to join us for an inaugural Coffee Clunker. We’ll be supporting local coffee establishments, while celebrating the end of the semester, and getting a few extra miles under our belt. Feel free to hop off the route whenever you need to leave.

This is an open ride for any cyclist at any ability level.

When: Friday, May 3 from 4:30 p.m. – ?
Where: We’ll gather in front of the Foss Center, on the grassy area
Why: To be healthier, to create community, to support local businesses, to relieve a bit of end-of-semester stress

Can’t join us? We’d still love you to join our group, track your miles, and keep in touch for future rides — we’re hoping to have one a month over the summer. A link to the route, a picture of the route with highlighted hilly areas, and mileage tracker can be found in the calendar event below — so make sure to add it to your calendar!

Have questions?
Contact Tessa Wegenke (wegenke@augsburg.edu) or Lee George (lgeorge@augsburg.edu).

Add to your calendar!

Retirement Open House for Theresa Gade

submitted by millerd1@augsburg.edu

Please join us in the Human Resources office on Friday, May 3 between 1-2 PM for an open house to celebrate Theresa Gade’s retirement. Theresa has been a key member of the Augsburg Human Resources team for over 10 years, and her contributions in the areas of compensation, benefits, payroll and HR information systems have been invaluable to the Augsburg community. We thank her for all she’s done for Augsburg, and wish her well as she spends more time with her family, and on the golf course!

Theresa’s last day is Friday, May 3.

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Share Your Spanish Skills at our last Spanish Debate League Tournament

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, will host the season’s final Spanish Debate League tournament on May 8th, 2019.

We are seeking Spanish-fluent judges for this final tournament.

Judges will receive a $55 check for judging 3 rounds of debate, held entirely in Spanish. Dinner is provided. This tournament is held at Highland Park Senior High School in St. Paul, MN.

Please join us in helping boost the vocabulary, public speaking skills, and confidence for local Spanish-speaking high school and middle school students!

Email udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu for more information or sign up below:

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