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New Faculty Series: Gen Ed 3.0 next Wednesday, Feb. 1

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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
4:00-5:00pm, OGC 100

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

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Strategies for Supporting Students with Mental Health Concerns next Thursday, Feb. 2

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Faculty, mark your calendars for this upcoming workshop. Campuses across the United States have been experiencing a significant increase of students with mental health concerns. This national trend is also apparent at Augsburg College.

Staff from the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC) and the Center for Learning and Accessible Student Services (CLASS), invite faculty for a session to discuss and share with colleagues strategies that work in the classroom for addressing the needs of these students. This will be an informal consultation continuing to define how faculty can be helpful to one another and how support staff can be of assistance.

Strategies for Supporting Students with Mental Health Concerns
Thursday, February 1
3:45-5:00pm, Marshall Room

Co-sponsored by the CWC, CLASS, and CTL.

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Recognize Faculty and Staff through a CTL Award Nomination

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Students, faculty and staff – 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 (full-time and adjunct) or full-time staff who have been employed at the college for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

Nominations will be accepted through February 20, 2017.

See the CTL awards web page for more information and to submit the online nomination form.

Grant Funding for Faculty – Apply by February 15

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

The three annual grants are the following:
– 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:

– 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:

– 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:

Visit the CTL grants webpage to apply.

General Announcements

Romantic Relationships Study ($10 cash compensation)

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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!

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

Thank You!

MinnesotaCare is open to DACA students

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As of January 1, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) will provide MinnesotaCare coverage to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) grantees who meet all MinnesotaCare eligibility requirements.

DACA grantees who want to apply for MinnesotaCare must use the DHS-6696, Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs.

Forward applications to DHS by fax or mail: fax number: 651-431-7579 or mail to Minnesota Department of Human Services, PO Box 64839, St. Paul, MN 55164-0839

To receive MinnesotaCare coverage beginning January 1, 2017, an eligible DACA grantee must submit an application on or before January 31, 2017. If a DACA grantee applies after January 31, 2017, and is determined eligible, they will qualify for MinnesotaCare coverage beginning no earlier than the first day of the month after eligibility is approved.

Health care market deadline on Jan.31

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There is still time to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. January 31, 2017, is the last day to enroll in or change a 2017 health plan. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

Go to or and learn more. You can also call 1-800-318-2596, available 24 hours/day. If you need help or assistance, contact Genu Vang, Community Resource Coordinator, Center for Wellness and counseling, 612-330-1707, or

If you’ve signed up for insurance – be sure to use it! If you have questions about coverage, contact Genu Vang (contact information provided above).

Study in Germany or Slovenia this summer – Applications due January 31

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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:

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

May 6-20, 2017
*Choose 1 or 2 courses:
• EDC 490/580 (Keystone) or EDC 499/599, and
• PSY 295

Looking for something else? Search for other options at

Pilgrimage in France – Get Credit This Summer

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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:

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

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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:

Applications are due March 1.

Event Announcements

Alternative Spring Break 2017

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Looking for something meaningful to do this spring break? Consider signing up for Alternative Spring Break!

During the week of March 11th – 18th, Augsburg students will be traveling to West Virginia to work with Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity. This trip is a great opportunity for students of different backgrounds to come together, learn, and build community!

The cost of the trip is $250 which includes lodging, transportation, and most meals.
Registration forms can be found in the Campus Ministry Office or online at
Spots fill up fast, so register soon! $100 is due at registration to secure your spot.

Want to learn more? Have questions? Email Emily Glaser at

Like us on Facebook “Augsburg Alternative Spring Break” + Follow us on Twitter @AuggieSpringBrk

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation

Feb. 2 Multifaith Perspectives Event

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Greetings Augsburg Students, Faculty, and Staff!

Are you interested in discussions concerning faith and interfaith dialogue? Are you curious about the various ways the term “calling” plays into the lives of people of differing faiths? If so, consider attending this thought-provoking event!

On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 6:30 pm in Oren Gateway Center Room 100 Augsburg will be hosting “Calling in Today’s World: Multifaith Perspectives” an event aimed at discovering how and if different faiths share similar senses of calling as Christians do in their concept of vocation.

Three panelists from different faith backgrounds will come together to discuss the meaning of calling in their faiths, these panelists are Mark Berkson, Rabbi Amy Eilberg and Fardosa Hassan.

Mark Berkson is professor and chair in the Department of Religion at Hamline University. His work on Confucian and Daoist thought has appeared in numerous books and journals. His lecture series for the Great Courses, Cultivating Literacy for Religion, was released in 2012. His current project is Death, Immortality and the Afterlife: A Comparative Perspective.

Rabbi Amy Eilberg, the first woman ordained a rabbi in Judaism’s Conservative Movement, teaches and practices inter-religious and intra-Jewish dialogue. Deeply involved in the work of peace and reconciliation, she is the author of From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace (Orbis Books, 2014).

Fardosa Hassan is Muslim Student Program Associate at Augsburg College. She also works as the Interfaith Youth Connection Program Coordinator at Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul.

The event will be moderated by Martha Stortz, the Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation at Augsburg College. She is the author of A World According to God: Practices for Putting Faith at the Center of Your Life and Blessed to Follow: The Beatitudes As a Compass for Discipleship.

Questions? Email Emily Glaser at

Morning Chapel: President Pribbenow Preaching

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Join us in the chapel today at 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

Chapel next week:
Monday, 1/30, 10:40am: Mindful Monday with Krista Costin
Tuesday, 1/31, 11:30am: Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres, Associate College Pastor, preaching, “Cracked Open.” Musician: Brady Geary, piano.

Chapel Series, “Called to Be the Neighbor”
Wednesday, 2/1, 10:40am: Lee George, Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, speaking. Musician: Kaylie Johnson ’17, trumpet.
Thursday, 2/2, 10:40am: Nick Mordal ’17 Senior Chapel, joined by Jared Waln.
Friday, 2/3, 10:40am: Pastor Kelly Chatman, Redeemer Lutheran Church, preaching. There will be a special blessing and sending for Melodie Lane, Athletic Department.

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

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February 9: The 2nd Annual Fosdick Lecture

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Join the Augsburg College Office of Campus Ministry on Thursday, February 9, 2017, for “Good News/Bad News: Preaching the Gospel and the Headlines,” the second Fosdick Lecture on Preaching. We welcome the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, Senior Minister of The Riverside Church, New York, who will be the featured lecturer and preacher.

9:30am: Coffee & Registration
10:00am: Lecture
11:30am: Chapel Service

This event will be held in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Make your reservation today!

Keeping Track of Auggies

Augsburg Central America Semester Program receives Notable Mention

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The Augsburg Center for Global Education and Experience semester program,
Social Change in Central America: Exploring Peace, Justice and Community Engagement, program has been awarded a Notable Mention on GoAbroad’s list of Top Rated Study Abroad Programs of 2016! Of the thousands of programs listed on the GoAbroad website, the Augsburg CGEE program was one of the most highly rated programs of 2016!

Congratulations to the CGEE Staff, especially the Central America staff and faculty!

All Auggies have the opportunity to study abroad in Central America (or elsewhere) as part of their academic experience – stop by our office in Christensen Center to learn more!

See the Full List of Top Rated Organizations & Programs here:

GoAbroad’s Top Rated Organizations & Programs of 2016


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