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MA in Education Info and Apps (Next Monday!)

submitted by johnso90@augsburg.edu

May 6th from 6:30-7:30 PM
OGC 100
MA in Education Info Session
Appetizers provided

This Fall, Augsburg will officially launch its new MA in Education program for classroom teachers and community educators alike (think: museum or outdoor education). This program is 30-31 credits and can be completed in less than 2 years.

To learn more, register for the event here:
https://admissions.augsburg.edu/register/MAELaunch.5.6.19

Feel free to contact April Johnson (johnso90@augsburg.edu) with any questions

Apply to be an AugSem Student Leader

submitted by dupont@augsburg.edu

We are looking for students who want to be peer mentors for first-year students in their AugSem class. This is a paid position with a commitment of 1-3 hours per week during Fall 2019. Student Leaders work closely with faculty and students to ensure first-year students have a smooth transition to college. Fall 2019 AugSem linked courses, faculty, and Augsburg Seminar meeting times are listed on the Records & Registration page on inside Augsburg. Interested students are encouraged to submit an application using Handshake. Applications can be found on Inside Augsburg under On-Campus Student Jobs. Questions? Feel free to contact Rebekah Dupont at dupont@augsburg.edu.

Reflection and Experiential Ed: 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!

Matt Maruggi will also provide insight.

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 Reviews: Portfolio Workshop

submitted by pike@augsburg.edu

For over 16 years, the Center for Teaching and Learning has been providing workshops to help candidates for 3rd year, tenure, and promotion review prepare their portfolios. We welcome all faculty members looking for support around NNT review and/or building a professional portfolio for the future. This interactive faculty development session is designed to provide relevant content, suggestions for best practices, and support. Our experience has been that learning more can be especially beneficial for faculty a year in advance of their review.

The workshop is May 14th and is presented by Diane Pike and Jill Dawes. Contact pike@augsburg.edu if you have specific questions and please rsvp on the CTL Days in May webpage.

Supporting Student Writers through The Writing Center and WAC

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Remember to check out http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/2019/04/03/3-days-in-may/ for a schedule of workshops taking place during 2019’s “3 Days in May”. Here is a description of just one of the many opportunities that will be available:

“Supporting Student Writers through The Writing Center and WAC”
This session will explore two separate yet interconnected resources that can help faculty support student writers: The Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum. The first part of the session, led by Jenn Forsthoefel, will discuss ways for faculty to encourage their students to take advantage of the Writing Center and expectations faculty should have for the students that use the Writing Center. The second part, led by Sarah Groeneveld Kenney, will review some principles of Writing Across the Curriculum scholarship that can help instructors across the disciplines design more effective writing assignments and equitably assess student writing.

Sign up for this and/or other sessions occurring between Tuesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 16. Use the form linked below to register.

RSVP for the 3 Days in May

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.

Writing Personal Statements for the Health Sciences Workshop

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Writing Personal Statements for the Health Sciences Workshop

Tuesday, May 7th
11am – 1pm
Hagfors 104

URGO is hosting a personal statement workshop for pre-health applicants with Simone Gbolo, executive director of the PPIA Program and former director of the Minnesota’s Future Doctors Program in the U of M Medical School’s Office of Admissions.
Please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu with questions or to RSVP.

General Announcements

Graduating – Need Health Insurance

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Graduating from college this spring? Congrats! Remember to look at your health insurance options so you are covered.
If graduating means losing your health insurance, you may qualify for a special enrollment period.
You can stay on a parent’s plan if you are younger than 26, or you can enroll through MNsure on your own.
Free application help is available. Many young adults qualify for low-cost or no-cost options.

https://www.mnsure.org/help/find-assister/index.jsp?utm_medium=email&utm_name=bulletin&utm_source=GovDelivery

Sesquicentennial Project: Social Work’s Rich History at Augsburg

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

Milestones will be tracked in a history of social work timeline, a faculty-led project to celebrate Augsburg’s upcoming 150th anniversary. This visual timeline will examine how social work has impacted Augsburg, the surrounding community, and the profession of social work.

http://inside.augsburg.edu/150planning/2019/05/01/social-works-rich-history-at-augsburg/

Lockers Available for Commuter Students Over Summer

submitted by grewe@augsburg.edu

Lockers are available in the basement of Anderson Residence Hall for commuter students to utilize over the summer terms. Locker reservations start Mon, May 13 and end Fri, Aug 16. To reserve a locker, visit: https://www.augsburg.edu/campuslife/activities/commuter-student-locker-request-form/

Commuter Student Lockers

TIAA Financial Consultants on Campus May 14-16

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!

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.

Interested in Auditing Project Management or Grant Writing?

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

FACULTY AND STAFF CAN AUDIT EITHER OF THESE COURSES FOR A REDUCED RATE.

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

AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application deadline May 30, 2019

submitted by ricomec@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 ricomec@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

It’s not too late for you to help staff Commencement

submitted by burton@augsburg.edu

Help us send off our graduating seniors at the U.S. Bank Stadium this year! Annually we rely on staff, current students and alumni to assist with the success and smooth flow of the event.

There are many needs for assistance to help with checking in students, escorting students to field level, assisting with accessible seating, handing out programs and/or providing directional support at the stadium. Many of these opportunities would allow you the ability to stay and view the ceremony in its entirety.

If you’re interested in assisting with staffing this very important event and ensuring a wonderful experience for our students and their families, please fill out the Commencement Staffing Form and someone will reach out to you to discuss.

Commencement Staffing Form

Event Announcements

TODAY – Retirement Open House for Theresa Gade

submitted by whitneyr@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 today, Friday, May 3.

Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop – May 15

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

The Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop is Wed., May 15, 1-4 pm. The theme is:
Managing the Moments
Arguably the best learning takes place when all students feel able to bring their full selves forward and engage in an environment that considers the historical context and current cultural climate; with the humility and promise to learn with others. This workshop will engage us in recognizing and responding to dynamic moments born out of human differences while honoring our commitments to intentional diversity. Participants will have the opportunity to examine and respond to scenarios in small groups.

Developed and sponsored by the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee. Facilitated by Joanne Reeck, Chief Inclusion Officer, with faculty and staff providing information and experiences.

The CIC is one of several sessions and workshops offered May 14-16. 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/
Use the form linked below to sign up for the CIC and any other session.

RSVP for the “3 Days in May”

Help dig in the garden – Wednesday, 2-5pm

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

The community garden still needs a little help getting ready for the season – we have about 15 in-ground beds that need their soil loosened up and fed with good nutrients so that our gardeners can begin planting. Come help us dig for a few minutes or a few hours! You don’t need to know what you’re doing… just be willing to dig. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes you can get dirty. Bring work gloves if you have them. Thanks!

Keeping Track of Auggies

2 Fulbright Winners; 1 Alternate

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Emilie Tomes (19), a presidential scholar who earns a B.A. in Psychology next week, has been named a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to Indonesia. At Augsburg Emilie has been involved as a Coordinator and Teacher for Interfaith Bridge Building. This work led her to choose Indonesia with its religious plurality and rich traditions. In addition to teaching English, Emilie plans to “take Bahasa Indonesian lessons and create a speech program for students to engage with literature and/or important issues.” After Fulbright, Emilie plans to pursue a PhD in psychology with a concentration in peace studies and become a faculty member.

Emily Knudson (2015, Environmental Studies, English Literature and Spanish) has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship to Brazil. Also a Presidential Scholar, Knudson served as the Supplemental Instructor for Augsburg’s first River Semester. After Augsburg she earned two master’s degrees from the University of Granada, one in English Language and Linguistics and one in Women and Gender Studies. Outside of classroom teaching while in Brazil, Emily hopes to “work on a project including urban agriculture so the seeds I plant can continue to grant healthy food for years to come.” After Fulbright, Emily would like to teach languages in an American public school.

Madeline Kinn (2018, Psychology and Studio Art) has been named an Alternate Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to the Czech Republic. A Regent’s Scholar Madeline was very involved in research while at Augsburg, even co-authoring a paper with Dr. Ben Denkinger. In addition to teaching English in the Czech Republic, Madeline planned on beginning an afterschool art class or soccer club and to volunteer time in elder care facilities, where she currently works creating and facilitating activities. Madeline plans to earn a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a focus on gerontology.

Congratulations to all three Auggies!

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