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New Faculty Series: Gen Ed 3.0 – Next Wed., Feb. 1

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Join Professor of History and Director of General Education Jacqui deVries in a discussion of liberal arts for the 21st century. The New Faculty Series is designed for the newest members of Augsburg’s faculty, but all faculty and staff are welcome.

New Faculty Series: Gen Ed 3.0
Wednesday, February 1
4:00-5:00 pm, OGC 100

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Nominate Faculty & Staff for Distinguished Contributions Awards

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the 2017 awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, or service.

All faculty (including adjunct!) or full-time staff who have been employed at the college for at least three years are eligible for the awards. Any member of the campus community – student, staff, or faculty – may nominate.

Read about the three nominations areas – Teaching, Scholarship, and Service – on the CTL awards webpage: http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/awards/

The deadline to make a nomination is Monday, February 20th.

Go to the CTL awards webpage for the online nomination form.

Faculty Grants for Scholarship, Travel, and Course Design

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, applications for the 2017 annual CTL grants are being accepted now through Wednesday, February 15.

– Scholarship Grant –
Scholarship grants can be used to support faculty scholarship in a variety of ways, including reimbursement for project expenses, a summer stipend, or course reassignment (with Chair and Provost approval). Grants will likely be in the form of two course reassignments, two $4,000 grants, and up to four $2,000 grants. Final award levels will be based on the merit and need of individual projects as well as the pool of applications. See the call for proposals here: http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_Scholarship.pdf

– Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant –
Two travel grants of up to $2,5000 will be awarded to faculty interested in pursuing teaching, research, curriculum development/integration, or other scholarship collaboration with an Augsburg CGEE Global Site or with an existing international partner institution. See the call for proposals here: http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_Internationalization.pdf

– Integrated Course Design Grant –
The ICD initiative is intended to provide an opportunity for faculty to spend a significant amount of time on course design. All proposals for course design and revision are welcome, but those that best demonstrate how their course design project would address creating more inclusive classroom experiences for students are strongly encouraged. See the call for proposals here: http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_ICD.pdf

Read more about CTL grant opportunities and see links to the online application forms.

Visit URGO for Advising on Grad School Apps

submitted by ricomem@augsburg.edu

Applying to grad school? Come meet with URGO staff for individualized advising on finding and selecting programs, preparing for standardized tests, securing letters of recommendation, and writing application essays. We are here to help you through the process!

To make an appointment you can call the URGO office at 612-330-1446 or email us at urgo@augsburg.edu.

URGO Phase 1 App Due Feb. 1

submitted by ricomem@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2017 summer research are now available on the URGO website at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/. All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO Summer Research Program:
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 15th – July 28th.

URGO Summer Research Assistantships:
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 1st.

Kemper Scholarship – Applications Are Due Jan. 31

submitted by ricomem@augsburg.edu

The Kemper Scholars Program is designed for first-year students who are pursuing, or intend to pursue, a business-related degree program such as accounting, data science, finance, risk management, economics, statistics, math, computer science, communications, and/or actuarial science. Scholars receive:

*Up to $10,000 yearly scholarship
*2 paid internships:
*1 paid summer internship at a nonprofit in Chicago, learning and living with 25 fellow Kemper Scholars
*1 paid summer internship at one of the many Kemper companies around the US
*Paid trip to annual Kemper Conference in Chicago; 3 summers

Augsburg is one of only 15 liberal arts colleges selected to take part in the Kemper Scholars Program. Go to http://www.jskemper.org/kemper-scholars-program to learn more about this incredible opportunity.

Please set up an appointment with URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu or x1446 to confirm your eligibility if you plan to apply. URGO is available to provide feedback on applications as well if you wish to meet with us before submitting your application.

Applications are due January 31.

General Announcements

Mini-Grants for Environmental Stewardship

submitted by perrine@augsburg.edu

We are still looking for students, faculty, staff who are interested in grant money for environmental stewardship! Projects could include: class learning activities, supplies for research, conferences or workshops, tangible purchases (i.e.- water fountains, compost bags, bus or NiceRide passes), reuse/recycle projects (i.e.- clothing drive), or any idea you may have! Applications accepted on a rolling basis until March 30, 2017. Maximum Award is $2,500.

Please apply at http://www.123contactform.com/form-2283071/My-Form-2 . Questions? Please email Jim Perrine, Graduate Student and Environmental Ethics Fellow, at perrine@augsburg.edu.

Career Quick Stop Hours

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Spring Semester: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-4:30 p.m.

These drop-in hours are designed to expand access to career coaches and to accommodate impromptu student career questions as they arise. During Quick Stop hours students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis for brief, 15-minute drop-in appointments. These times are meant for quick career questions, brief resume or cover letter reviews, or help getting started with an internship or job search.

Quick Stop is not intended to replace longer appointments, and we regret we cannot accommodate career assessment requests during Quick Stop hours (please schedule an individual appointment: 612-330-1148).

Auggie Networking Experience

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Auggie Networking Experience Event – Using “YES” to CONNECT
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
5:30-7:30 pm; Hoversten Chapel
Register for this free event: www.augsburg.edu/strommen

Students are invited to this dynamic experience to meet with alumni from all professions to build their Auggie network. Keynote speaker: Auggie alum and co-owner of the Brave New Workshop, will offer strategies to help you jump – start meaningful conversations and say “yes” to new experiences. Free LinkedIn headshots and appetizers provided.

Study Abroad This Summer – Apply by January 31

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Don’t pass up the chance to study abroad this summer with Augsburg Faculty. Earn credit and complete your Augsburg Experience Requirement! Apply by January 31 for the following programs:

SCIENCE AND RELIGION IN GERMANY
May 6-20, 2017
*Choose 1 or 2 courses; if 2 are taken, one must be REL 205:
• CHM 102: LAF Natural Sciences and Mathematics w/ Lab
• SCI 490: Science Keystone
• REL 205: Humanities LAF OR Search for Meaning II
studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=ScienceAndReligion

PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION IN SLOVENIA
May 6-20, 2017
*Choose 1 or 2 courses:
• EDC 490/580 (Keystone) or EDC 499/599, and
• PSY 295
studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia

Looking for something else? Search for other options at studyabroad.augsburg.edu

Pilgrimage in France – Get Credit This Summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

This summer, examine the history of medieval pilgrimage through an online summer course that culminates with a one-week pilgrimage in Europe with Prof. Phil Adamo, as well as participants from around the world.

The 1230 Pilgrimage to Pluscarden Abbey, in which students will participate, recreates a pilgrimage undertaken by medieval monks from the monastery of Val-des-Choux in Burgundy, France to Pluscarden Abbey in Scotland. The entire pilgrimage traverses 1400 miles in 3 months, though students in the course will only participate in one of the first three weeks.

Apply by February 24!

More information and application here:
http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PilgrimageEurope

Study in China this Summer: Music Therapy, Social Work, Psych, Sociology majors

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

China has a long, rich music heritage that is well integrated into ancient healing practices. Through visits to Beijing area hospitals, clinics, musical venues, conservatories, and community organizations that provide health related care, students experience the interplay of music and healing practices in China.

This program will also spend several days at a burn camp in Chongqing. This is a free camp designed for children ages 6-18 who have experienced burns, but do not have access to outpatient treatment. The camp helps children develop communication and social skills, confidence, psychological well-being, and physical wound healing

We will also visit other locations of interest such as The Great Wall, Old-Town Beijing, Dazu Rock Carvings, Yangtze River Cruise and more.

This program is designed for Music Therapy students, but would also be of interest to students in pre-med, nursing, psychology, social work, etc.

For more information, visit the program website:
http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=MusicTherapyChina

Applications are due March 1.

Romantic Relationships Study

submitted by chavez@augsburg.edu

Hello!
My name is Anabel Chavez, and I’m a Psychology major and McNair Scholar at Augsburg College. I am conducting research this semester as a part of my Psychology Honors project and I would like to invite you to participate in my study!

WHAT?
This study looks at how relationship memories may relate to relationship satisfaction. Therefore, the study asks for participants to disclose two personal relationship-defining memories.

WHO can participate?
Participants are required to be at least 18 years of age and are currently involved in a romantic (but not marital) relationship. Participants will also need to have been in their current romantic relationship for at least 6 months (or longer). Participants who have participated in my summer research experiment, cannot participate again.

The study will require participants to come to the Augsburg College campus to take a survey (20-30 minutes). Participants will then have the choice to either receive 1 credit for their research participation requirement in PSY105/PSY215 or receive a $10 cash compensation for their time and effort.

For any further questions, concerns, or to schedule an appointment please send me an email at chavez@augsburg.edu.

Thank You!

Event Announcements

Auggies Connect with Employers- Thursday

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Join the Strommen Career & Internship Center on Thursday, January 26, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center. (Stop by for a few minutes or the entire time.)

The following employers are excited to meet you and answer your questions about their field, offer you tips for how to stand out in the job or internship search, and even review your resume. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about possible careers you could have after leaving Augsburg College. No appointment necessary – feel free to dress casually.

Representatives include:
Wells Fargo – is a provider of banking, mortgage, investing, credit card, insurance, and consumer and commercial financial services. They offer a number of summer internships and full-time entry level opportunities.

SPS Commerce – providing cloud-based technology services for the retail industry. They offer a variety of full-time opportunities.

Lutheran Social Services – LSS helps Minnesotans by providing a wide range of human support services related to the basic necessities of life – food and shelter, physical health and safety. Internship and full-time entry level opportunities.

Minnesota United FC – A professional soccer team headquartered in Minnesota and playing in Major League Soccer. The company employs and contracts with a wide range of talented individuals including professional athletes and coaching staff, graphic designers, voice-over talent, writers, video production directors and crew, marketing and sales professionals, accountants, public relations professionals, attorneys, and web and software developers.

Questions? 612-330-1148 careers@augsburg.edu

Interfaith Mini-Convo Today at 10:40am

submitted by hansona2@augsburg.edu

Join us in the chapel today at 10:40am: Interfaith Mini-Convo led by the Muslim Student Association. Students will reflect on the 15th MAS-ICNA (The Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America) Convention in Chicago.

Chapel this week:
Thursday, 1/26: No Chapel Service – All Hands Meeting at 11am

Friday, 1/27, 10:40am: Dr. Paul C. Pribbenow, Augsburg College President, preaching. Joined by The Mozart Ensemble: Abby Salmonson, English Horn;
Erika Parvi, violin; Kristina Krasnokvtski, violin; and Derek Johnson, cello

We gather in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center – Everyone is welcome!

More information

Professor Wesley Ellenwood’s film is in the St. Paul Frozen Film Festival

submitted by ellenwoo@augsburg.edu

Professor Wesley Ellenwood’s film No Blood Of Mine has been selected by the St. Paul Frozen Film Festival. This festival is a celebration of independent film created by filmmakers from around the world and will take place February 1-4, 2017 in St. Paul.

No Blood Of Mine will be shown at the F.K. Weyeraeuser Auditorium in the Landmark Center on Saturday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m. Online ticket sales can be found at www.stpff.com/. For more information visit www.nobloodofmine.com or www.facebook.com/nobloodofmine/.

 

Celebrating Kim Stone

submitted by riddle@augsburg.edu

Please join us in congratulating Kim Stone on her new position as Senior Vice President of Advancement and Innovation at the Greater Twin Cities United Way.

We will be having a Very Fancy Farewell Party to thank Kim for her service to Augsburg College and to wish her well on Wednesday, January 25 in Lindell 301 from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Hope to see you there!

Disturbing the Peace – Film Screening

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Disturbing the Peace is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities. The film follows former enemy combatants — Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters — who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for the dream of a free and secure world, who will stand with them?

The Minneapolis screening will take place here at Augsburg Campus:
When: Wednesday, February 8th from 7:00-9:00 pm
Where Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Avenue

The premiere will be followed by a discussion with members of Combatants for Peace and moderated by UMN Theater Professor Sonja Kuftinec.

Co-sponsored by: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance and Institute for Advanced Study, Augsburg College – Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and East Side Freedom Library

Disturbing the Peace

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