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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 ($4,000) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the program or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.
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Study leadership in Strasbourg, France, this summer and get credit for two courses! For five weeks students will learn goal setting, human rights, dispute resolution, social responsibly/peace building, and intercultural negotiation skills. The courses will transfer back to Augsburg and can be counted toward the minor in leadership studies — possibly other areas as well. This is an exciting opportunity to expand your study of leadership in an international setting.
Learn more about the program here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxO6-fJUUhMLRG9lTkZHMHk4MGVqVU9PS0VEYldwYWx5ZEVr/view
For more information contact Jolee Lilja in Leadership Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This summer the Augsburg community will have the wonderful opportunity to purchase fresh produce that will be delivered to Augsburg College in the form of a CSA share beginning mid-June. The share will contain a variety of seasonally appropriate produce. One can expect to find treats such as basil, carrots, cilantro, sweet corn, potatoes, peppers and tomatoes at some point over the summer. Delivery begins mid-June and lasts for 18 weeks or through mid-October. The food is grown on a 140 acre farm near Plato, MN. Purchasing local produce helps to support the local economy. The farmers who grow this produce are devoted to using only natural botanical and biological methods to control pests. They use other sustainable farming practices such as biodiversity, crop rotation, cover cropping and natural fertilizers to deliver healthy and nutritious produce to the table. More information about the operation and where to order can be found at https://www.tangletowngardens.com/tangletown-gardens/csa/
or you can reach me, Nell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon ordering, enter promo code AUGGIES to receive a gift card!
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What does your coffee cup, smoothie cup, and straw have in common with your last bite of that bagel?
They are all compostable!
Stop by Christensen today for some fun compost trivia and tasty prizes!
Sponsored by the your new Environmental Stewardship Committee Compost Team
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Augsburg undergraduate students are invited to enter the John R. Mitchell Academy of American Poets Prize, sponsored by Jean Mitchell in honor of John Mitchell, former English Department faculty member and poet. The best group of THREE POEMS will be awarded a cash prize of $100 and a certificate from the Academy of American Poets. A poet not affiliated with Augsburg College will judge the contest.
Deadline for entries: March 17, 2017
– Poems must be sent as separate attachments to email@example.com
– Writers should put “Mitchell Prize” in the subject line.
– The email must contain the titles of the poems, the poet’s full name, campus address, and permanent address.
– Winners will be announced by Augsburg College in April.
– In the summer, the Academy will send a letter of congratulations and a certificate to each winner or honorable mention recipient. If two winners are chosen, the prize money will be divided between them.
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There will be a meeting in OGC 202 at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow to discuss how the Augsburg community can help the No Dakota Access Pipeline effort. We will be discussing creating a documentary to educate people about the pipeline. This documentary will include interviews with people who have been to Standing Rock. We will also be discussing Augsburg’s relationship with Wells Fargo because of Wells Fargo’s involvement with funding the pipeline. All are welcome to join us tomorrow!
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Dear Augsburg Community,
Earlier this year on January 30 President Pribbenow and Provost Kaivola issued a statement about the executive orders issued by President Trump related to immigration and to undocumented/DACA students. In that statement the president and provost referenced the establishment of an Augsburg website which would provide our community with relevant information and resources. I would like to once again remind the community about the website and add that it has been and will continue to be updated as needed. Additionally, a new page has been added that provides detailed information about 1.) what are considered private and public campus spaces (and what does that mean) and 2.) what to do as a faculty member, staff member, or student in regards to interactions on campus with law enforcement officers from local, state, or federal agencies. The new page can be found here: engage.augsburg.edu/ccat/public-private-spaces.
Please be assured that the Campus Climate Advisory Team (CCAT) and college leadership will continue to work to support all members of our community during these uncertain times.
Sincerely, Joanne K. Reeck
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Each month of the academic year, Staff Senate highlights two staff members for their outstanding work. The Auggie Pride Program was created to uplift the work of staff members who go above and beyond. Nominations can be submitted via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or submit a form found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride.
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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 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 the Sabo Center or the Christensen Center for Vocation websites, listed below.
Christensen Scholars: augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program
Interfaith Scholars: augsburg.edu/ccv/interfaith-scholars-program
Sabo Scholars: augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/sabo-scholars
The application deadline is Monday, March 6, 2017.
Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at email@example.com.