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Faculty Workshop Today, 3:40pm, OGC 100

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

All faculty are invited to a workshop from CTL Teaching & Learning Fellows Jenny Hanson (Communication Studies), Joe Erickson (Education), and Bonnie Tensen (E-Learning).

Helping Our Students Prepare Themselves for Class
Thursday, February 16 (Today!)
3:40-4:40pm, OGC 100

Do your students seem unprepared for class? Explore strategies for engaging students outside of class to ensure they come to class prepared. We will explore active reading strategies, quizzing, and other sample assignments to promote engagement with content prior to class.

Click here to add this event to your Google calendar.

Distinguished Contributions Award Nominations Due on Monday

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Nominations for the 2017 awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning will be accepted through Monday, February 20th. All faculty 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.

You may submit a nomination in one of three areas:

TEACHING – Outstanding teaching encompasses many forms, pedagogies and is not restricted to the classroom. As such, nominations made in this category should demonstrate the nominee’s active engagement with students, creative approaches to instruction, ability to challenge students, and their overall passion for teaching. Up to two awards may be given in this category, one for FULL-TIME faculty and one for ADJUNCT faculty (2 courses per term or less).

SERVICE – Nominations for this award should demonstrate the nominee’s impact on the college, community, or their discipline in a substantial and meaningful way. Nominees that impact the lives of students through supportive, thoughtful, and comprehensive mentoring and advising that go beyond the normal expectations of guiding students are eligible for this award.

SCHOLARSHIP – Nominees in this category may be recognized for a consistent record of scholarship or a single project. In recognizing multiple forms of intellectual inquiry, nominations should speak directly to both the quality of scholarship as well as its contribution to their discipline, the college, or community.

Visit the CTL awards webpage to submit your nomination now!

Speaking of Sabbaticals with Jeanine Gregoire

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff are invited to this sabbatical reflection and luncheon featuring Education Professor Jeanine Gregoire. The title of her talk is “Immigration, Migration and More: A yearlong journey to develop an Education semester abroad program in Mexico.”

This presentation highlights Minnesota-Mexico cultural, educational, economic and environmental connections and the rationale and framework behind the Education department semester abroad program. Dr. Gregoire will talk about how a spring break service learning trip to Cuernavaca in 2003 led to her sabbatical where she had the opportunity to explore and develop a new study abroad program with CGEE-Cuernavaca, Mexico faculty and staff.

Friday, February 24
11:30am-12:30pm
Marshall Room

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Center for Global Education and Experience.

There are a limited number of spots available for this luncheon. Please click here to RSVP.

Win $5,000+ to Study Abroad

submitted by dvorak@augsburg.edu

Thinking about study abroad in the summer, fall or next year? If you receive a Pell Grant and are a U.S. citizen, consider applying to win $5,000-$8,000 to study and/or intern abroad through the Gilman International Scholarship!

Join us this Thursday for a workshop to learn the keys to winning this scholarship.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 11:25am – 11:55am in Marshall Room, Christensen Center

Deadline to apply for funds for summer, fall or next year abroad is March 7.

For more information, contact abroad@augsburg.edu

Eligibility and Application details for Gilman Scholarship

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HIS 195 in France 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

Summer 2017 Job Opportunity – ACYTI Mentor

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Looking for a cool job opportunity this summer? Consider applying to be an Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) Mentor!

We are looking for SIX current students to serve as mentors for this summer’s Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI).

Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) (link below) is a week-long experience for high school students to critically engage in theological inquiry and faith exploration on the campus of the college. Classroom learning, worship opportunities, urban exposure, and community building are all components of the program.

An ACYTI Mentor serves a vital role in the Youth Theology Institute by helping to implement programs and cultivate community as faith leaders working with the high school youth participants. Mentors need to complete 22 hours of training in March and April and be totally available the entire week of June 24-30. Mentors will be paid a stipend of $1500.

Interested in applying? You will find the job description under the Human Resources website.

Have any questions? Contact Lonna Field at ccv@augsburg.edu

Brought to you by: Christensen Center for Vocation, Campus Ministry, and YFM

Apply for 2017-2018 Public Leadership Scholars Program

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

CURRENT SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:

Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s three Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In any one of the programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in either the Christian tradition, interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn four upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science along with receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply.

APPLYING: The application for all three programs is available online through Sabo or CCV website, listed below.
Christensen Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program/
Interfaith Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/interfaith-scholars-program/
Sabo Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/sabo-scholars/

The application deadline is Monday, February 27, 2017.

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at ccv@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at sabocenter@augsburg.edu.

Nominations for the 2016-2017 Augsburg Leadership Awards

submitted by johnso91@augsburg.edu

Hello student organization leaders,

Nominations for the 2016-2017 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open!

These awards recognize student leaders and student organizations for their innovative and outstanding leadership during this academic year. Recipients will be honored at the 18th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards on Sunday, April 2 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in Hoversten Chapel.

All students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members are strongly encouraged to submit nominations; self-nominations are also encouraged. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 10 by 5:00 p.m.

To nominate an individual or a student organization, and for more information on the award descriptions and criteria, visit: http://www.augsburg.edu/cao/activities/augsburg-leadership-awards/

Please email me with any questions you may have. Thank you!

Seeking Campus Kitchen Student Positions

submitted by barre@augsburg.edu

Campus Kitchen is recruiting for our team next year! If you are a student passionate about food justice, the environment, meeting immediate hunger needs, program management, doing fun things with fun people, working with kids, seniors, or making connections with our Cedar-Riverside neighbors…. send an email to greena@augsburg.ed or barre@augsburg.edu to inquire! If you are a professor or Augsburg staff member and you know a student who might love this paid internship opportunity for next year, send these fabulous folks our way! Thank you!

 

Food Service Hours

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

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

Einstein’s 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 Einstein’s 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.-8 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.

Flex Points/Meal Replacements

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

It has come to our attention that there was a glitch with some of the Meal Replacements on certain Meal Plans, where instead of being charged a Meal, Flex Points were taken. If you had Flex Points taken, instead of Meals, please contact Retail Manager at epetersen-gauthier@aviands.com and include your name, student ID number, what you purchased, and the dates/locations where you were charged incorrectly.

The glitch has been fixed and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Food Service Menu

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

This Menu will be Served out of Nabo. Grab n Go’s and Beverages will be available to purchase between meal times.

Breakfast 7:30am-9:45am
Assorted Hot and Cold options.

Lunch 11:00am-1:30pm
Domino’s Pizza, Chicken, Broccoli, Breadsticks, and Boca Nuggets

Dinner 4:30pm-8:00pm
Sausage Bar, Sauerkraut, Burgers, Veggie Burgers, Cauliflower, Sliced Carrots, Tofu, Cheese Curds, and Rice.

Gluten Free and Vegan options available, ask your cashier about any dietary restrictions.

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2017

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2017 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status Spring 2018 and available to conduct research Summer 2018. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health). STEM Sophomores may also be eligible during this recruitment period; please contact us if you’d like more info on this.

The McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2018.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Assistant at crombie@augsburg.edu. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the program or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.

Event Announcements

Last Chance: Register for the MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you registered for the MN Private College Job & Internship Fair? Are you still wondering if the fair is for you? You must pre-register for the fair, which is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22. Register by Friday, February 17.

To help you prepare, the Strommen Career & Internship Center will be holding one more prep session on Thursday, February 16, 11:30- 11:50 in the Strommen Center, Suite 100, CC.

To register for the fair and to learn more go to http://www.augsburg.edu/strommen. If you have questions, please call 612-330-1148

 

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

9th Traditional Powwow – March 25th

submitted by moorek1@augsburg.edu

Augsburg College’s 9th Traditional Powwow will be held on Saturday, March 25, on campus in the Si Melby Gymnasium. Grand Entries (beginning of a dancing session) will be at 1 PM and 6 PM, however dancing/ceremony will be all day until roughly 9 PM. You are free to come and go throughout the day as you wish. Honoring for our Augsburg American Indian Graduates will be at 3 PM.

You are welcome to come, bring your family and friends, purchase some craft items from our vendors, come support our American Indian students here at Augsburg by showing up and learning about our rich culture and traditions at our hosted Powwow on campus. Augsburg is one of the only colleges in the metro area to host a Powwow and the only private college!

NO ADMISSION COSTS – FREE! Find us on Facebook and invite your friends!

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! If you are interested in volunteering at the concession stand, please email Athena Cloud, AISA Powwow Chair, at clouda@augsburg.edu with your available time, t-shirt size and phone number. All volunteers get a t-shirt and much appreciation from us! We ask that people dedicate 2 1/2 hour time slots. Time slots to choose from are:

10:00 AM-12:30 PM
12:00-2:30 PM
2:30-5:00 PM
5:00-7:30 PM
7:30-10:00 PM (includes clean-up)

Pilamiya’ ye/Miigwech/Thank you!

Interfaith Mini-Convo: Senior Dua Saleh ’17

submitted by hansona2@augsburg.edu

Join us in the chapel for an Interfaith Mini-Convo with Senior Dua Saleh ’17. Dua reflects on her years at Augsburg

Tomorrow in the Chapel:
• Friday, 2/17, 10:40am: Vivian Jenkins Nelsen – diversity consultant, trainer, planner, researcher and lecturer – preaching. Musician: Heather Larson, piano.

We gather in Hoversten Chapel – Everyone is welcome!

More info

Augsburg Total Wellness: Register for the March Madness Fitness Challenge

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Hello Faculty and Staff,

Augsburg Total Wellness is excited to present, in partnership with our friends at the University of St. Thomas, the March Madness Fitness Challenge: Auggies vs. Tommies! Similar to the UST Challenge in years past, we’ve brought back this fun physical activity challenge to help inspire us to be more active and to ignite some healthy competition with our Tommie rivals. The objective is to track the most physical activity points over the course of 4 weeks, with a winner named each week. The institution with the most weekly wins will come out on top in this fitness challenge and earns bragging rights until the next year!

The competition begins on Wednesday, March 1 and ends on Tuesday, March 28.

What: 4 weeks of friendly and healthy competition

Who: Faculty and Staff

When: March 1-March 28, 2017

Where: Anywhere!

How: Earn points for every half hour of physical activity you log!

30 minutes of activity = 1 point
60 minutes of activity = 2 points

Note: Maximum of 14 points per person, per week.

Need an extra incentive? Participants who report their points for all 4 weeks will be entered into a drawing for various prizes.

Join the fun–REGISTER by February 22nd at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/SpuYYBy9FXerT6Z52

Competition rules and details will be sent to registered participants on Thursday, February 23rd. For questions, concerns, or requests for accommodation, please contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

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Great Job For A College Student

submitted by wisemank@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a fun, relaxed gig with flexibility?
Are you a motivated, reliable, honest, friendly person who loves to sell?

We are a locally owned clothing company in search of the best candidates to market and sell our expressive tees. We offer flexible scheduling, fair commission, and bonuses. This is a great gig for a student who has access to college campus. If you are self-motivated and would like some extra pay in your pocket this could be a good fit for you. You must have reliable transportation and be willing to work booth events in the local area as well. So if you’d like to get involved with a relaxed, fun, forward thinking brand. Contact us for details:
info@randomishclothing.com