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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Update on Christensen Center and campus dining

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Christensen Center is open beginning today, Monday, January 30. The third floor (Commons, meeting rooms, and kitchen) will be closed while repairs continue.

Einstein‰’s has resumed regular hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Resident Students: Food service for resident students with meal plans will be provided at Nabo, in Oren Gateway Center, during the following hours:
Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Salad & Deli: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Non-Resident Students, Faculty, Staff: Because Nabo will be focused on providing dining services for resident students with meal plans, all non-resident students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit Nabo only during non-meal times (see above). During non-meal times, Nabo will offer coffee, espresso, and ‰”grab and go items.‰” The usual menu will NOT be available, as the kitchen will be focused on providing dining services to those with meal plans.

Further updates will be posted on A-mail during the week.

Teaching and Learning

New Faculty Series on Feb 1 – General Education 3.0

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
4-5 p.m., 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 a Colleague for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to make nominations for the 2017 CTL 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 adjuncts!) or full-time staff who have been employed at the college for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

Read more information about the three award categories and find the online nomination form on the CTL awards webpage: http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/awards/

Curious about past award winners? You can read about them on the CTL website.

Faculty CTL Grant Applications Due on February 15

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, submit your applications for the annual CTL grants by Wednesday, February 15. The three annual awards are as follows. See the links for more information about each grant opportunity.

Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant – http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_Internationalization.pdf
Integrated Course Design Grant – http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_ICD.pdf
Scholarship Grant – http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_Scholarship.pdf

Visit the CTL Grants webpage for links to the online application forms: http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/grant-applications/

Curious about past grant recipients? See this page on the CTL website.

Faculty Workshop on Feb 2 – Supporting Students with Mental Health Concerns

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

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 2nd
3:45-5:00pm, Marshall Room

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

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

General Announcements

Career Quick Stop

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).

Food Service Update

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

The Kitchen and Commons will be closed for repairs until further notice.

Einstein’s will resume regular hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
There will be limited bagel and sweets options available, due to the kitchen being closed. All students can use their meal replacements at Einsteins throughout the week.

Resident Students: Food service for resident students with meal plans will be provided at Nabo, in Oren Gateway Center, during the following hours:
Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Salad & Deli: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Non-Resident Students, Faculty, Staff: Because Nabo will be focused on providing dining services for resident students with meal plans, all non-resident students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit Nabo only during non-meal times (see above). During non-meal times, Nabo will offer coffee, espresso, and “grab and go items.” The usual menu will NOT be available, as the kitchen will be focused on providing dining services to those with meal plans.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Event Announcements

Feb. 2 Multifaith Perspectives Event

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

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 2 at 6:30 p.m. 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 ccv@augsburg.edu

Auggie Networking Experience – Register Now

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. Augsburg alumna Jenni Lilledahl, 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.

Film Screening: Disturbing the Peace

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Disturbing the Peace follows former enemy combatants‰–Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison–who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers to nonviolent peace activists leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace. They stand in a long line of individuals‰–from Gandhi, to MLK Jr., to Rosa Parks‰–willing to “disturb the peace,” in an effort to move us all toward a more just and peaceful world.

The Minneapolis screening will take place here at Augsburg’s campus:
When: Wednesday, February 8 from 7-9 p.m.
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

Note: The film does contain some scenes of graphic violence from the conflict in Israel and Palestine.

Disturbing the Peace Trailer

Morning Chapel: Mindful Monday with Krista Costin

submitted by hansona2@augsburg.edu

Please join us in the chapel today at 10:40 a.m. for Mindful Monday with Krista Costin. Krista uses a unique combination of chanting and yoga poses to guide us in exploring mindfulness.

Chapel this week:
Tuesday, 1/31, 11:30 a.m.: Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres, Associate College Pastor, preaching, ‰”Cracked Open.” Musician: Brady Geary, piano.

Chapel Series, ‰”Called to Be the Neighbor‰”
Wednesday, 2/1, 10:40 a.m.: Lee George, Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, speaking. Musician: Kaylie Johnson ‰’17, trumpet.

Thursday, 2/2, 11:30 a.m.: Nick Mordal ‰’17 Senior Chapel, joined by Jared Waln.

Friday, 2/3, 10:40 a.m.: Pastor Kelly Chatman, Redeemer Lutheran Church, preaching.

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

More information

Thursday, February 9: 2nd Annual Fosdick Lecture

submitted by hansona2@augsburg.edu

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.

Schedule:
9:30 a.m.: Coffee & Registration
10 a.m.: Lecture
11:30 a.m.: Chapel Service

This event will be held in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Make your reservation today!

Alternative Spring Break 2017

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

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

During the week of March 11-18, 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 http://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry/spring-break-2017/
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 glasere@augsburg.edu

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

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation

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