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Paideia Institute 2018 Faculty & Staff Scholarships

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What is Paideia? Paideia (pie-day-a) is a pedagogy that encourages inquiry-based, democratic discussions with others around a common text. It can be used with all ages and in all subject areas. The Augsburg Paideia Program has been offering training to the Augsburg community and teachers across the United States for the past twenty-nine years. We invite you to join us this summer for several events.

PAIDEIA INSTITUTE: The 29th annual Paideia Institute, July 23 – 27, 2018, will explore the focus question “Beauty is. . .?”. This timely and timeless concept will be explored through seminar discussions on variety of genres, along with coaching activities to assist participants in facilitating seminars within their own curriculum.

FEES: Registration for the Summer Institute is $650. SCHOLARSHIPS: We are pleased to offer two $500 scholarships, the Marie McNeff Scholarship for Augsburg faculty and the Rita Kaplan Scholarship for staff. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of an applicant statement explaining how the scholarship would enhance professional development and student learning. Please apply no later than June 15.

PAIDEIA INVITATIONAL: Don’t have time for the full Paideia Institute? Attend our half day Paideia Invitational for a sampling of how teachers are engaging students in civil discourse. The invitational is Friday, July 27 from approximately 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in Old Main. The agenda includes participation in a morning seminar and lunch. Contact Rachel Lloyd at with questions or scholarship applications.

Register for the 2018 Vocation Conference

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Augsburg Faculty and Staff:
You are invited to attend the twenty-fourth annual Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference at Augsburg University from Monday, July 16 to Wednesday, July 18.
Each year, five faculty members from each of the ELCA Colleges come together to explore the distinct roles that they play in higher education. One of the benefits being the host site is that we have the option of inviting more than five people to attend. This year’s theme is “Civil Discourse in a Fragmented and Multi-Religious Society.”
The conference will begin with an opening session at 5 pm followed by a dinner at 7:00 pm on July 16 and conclude by 1:00 pm on July 18.
Register and learn more on the conference website:
Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference
If you have questions about registration, contact Jasmira Colon: or 612-330-1403
If you would like more information about the conference, contact Tom Morgan: or 612-330-1773
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore leadership through the lens of vocation!

General Announcements

Mohamed Sallam accepts position at HECUA

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Mohamed Sallam, Director of the Pan-Afrikan Center, Advisor for the Pan-Afrikan Student Union (PASU), and Co-Director for the Scholastic Connections program, has accepted the position of Director of International Programs with the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) in St. Paul. Mohamed will begin at HECUA on July 9, 2018. His work will include overseeing HECUA’s five international sites (Ecuador, Italy, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, and Norway), leading faculty and curriculum development, and assessment and research.

Mohamed’s last day at Augsburg will be Friday July 6, 2018, and we will celebrate his contributions before he leaves (stay tuned for details). As well, we will host Mohamed in the fall after classes have resumed, so more can wish him well personally.

Fiscal Year-end May 31, 2018 Close

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For the fiscal year-end close on May 31, 2018, it is important that all expenses, including equipment, supplies, travel and services rendered during the fiscal year 2018 are properly recorded and accrued as part of the year-end accounting close. In order to assure a “clean” year-end close, the following documents need to be submitted in a timely fashion as noted below.

Invoices, Expense Reports and Payment Authorization Forms
Please submit invoices, related to equipment, supplies, and services received on or before May 31, 2018 by Monday, June 11, 2018. All invoices need to have proper coding and approvals. Please email invoices to or drop them off at the Science Building Suite 148 to Deb Blaschko, Accounts Payable.

Approve and code invoices in Agresso through the AP Paperless process for May 2018. You will receive a system email if you have an invoice task.

Please submit expense reports and payment authorization forms on or before May 31, 2018 by Monday, June 11, 2018. Code, approve and email to or drop them off at the Science Building Suite 148 to Deb Blaschko, Accounts Payable.

P-Card Purchase and Reimbursement Expenses
Please submit P-Card statements and receipts for expenses incurred through May 31, 2018 by Monday, June 11, 2018. If you used your P-Card between May 25 and May 31, but the expenses are not related to the fiscal year 2018, please notify Fola Tiamiyu and Carole Kampf in Administrative Accounting.

Year-end Accrual Procedure:
If you have not received an invoice from a vendor for goods or services received or delivered by May 31, please contact Deb Blaschko by Monday, June 11, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Administrative Accounting at

Thank you for your cooperation!

International Education at Augsburg: Organizational Updates

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I am pleased to announce several changes designed to better align and integrate international education operations at Augsburg. All are effective immediately. The full announcement of these changes can be viewed by linking here:

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)
ISSS reporting lines will shift from Student Affairs to Academic Affairs, permitting closer collaboration in global exchange programs between ISSS and the Center for Global Education & Experience (CGEE). Jim Trelstad-Porter, the Director of ISSS, will report to the Assistant Provost of Global Education & Experience.

Angela Bonfiglio, the ISSS International Student Advisor, will move to a year-round position and go on reporting to the Director of ISSS. Her responsibilities will be split into two parts. She will continue overseeing international students’ campus orientation, providing academic advising and leading the International Student Organization (ISO). The other half of her job will be to recruit non-Augsburg students for CGEE’s semester programs.

Center for Global Education & Experience (CGEE)
In addition to existing responsibilities for advising Augsburg students who wish to study abroad, Maren Stoddard Mack will take over coordination of off-campus undergraduate programs led by Augsburg faculty (a.k.a. faculty-led programs). Peggy Johnson will continue to coordinate graduate and nursing faculty-led programs.

As mentioned above, Angela Bonfiglio will begin dedicating half her time to recruiting semester-long CGEE students from other colleges and universities. Non-Augsburg students bring additional diversity and dynamism to CGEE programs, and they produce additional revenue.

Norway Hub
The Norway Hub will now be more intentionally linked to Augsburg’s broader international education efforts, with the reporting line for Bettine Hermanson, the hub’s Managing Director, shifting to the Assistant Provost of Global Education & Experience.

-Pat Mulvihill

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Earn Quick and Easy Money

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Participants needed for a psychology experiment on eye movements during reading.

Participants will view a series of paragraphs on a computer screen and locate grammatical errors in the passage using a computer mouse. A camera will track and record eye activity during the proofreading task.

Compensation: $5

Time commitment: 15 – 20 minutes

Requirements: Participants must be aged 18+, and have normal (or corrected-to-normal) vision

To participate, please contact Breanne Sande-Martin at

Campus Cupboard Open TODAY 6/7 + Food resources

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Hello everyone!
Campus Cupboard is open today from 9am-6pm! Please come in and check out what we have stocked. Students should have their student ID when coming to the Cupboard. Limit 5 items per student.
In addition to Campus Cupboard, there are several different food resources relatively close to Augsburg students/staff/faculty can utilize if needed. The link is down below.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or Campus Kitchen with questions, comments, or concerns.

Food resources around Augsburg

Event Announcements

You are invited to the Leadership Summit June 13 featuring MayKao Hang of the Wilder Foundation

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The Midway Chamber of Commerce and the Augsburg Dept of Leadership Studies are again proud to host the Leadership Summit. Dr. MayKao Hang, President and CEO of the Wilder Foundation will be the noon keynote speaker. The morning will include your choice of Leadership Workshops led by Augsburg faculty and alumni.

Session 1: Explore how you process information
Learn about I Opt, an assessment tool that provides insights about work style & behavior by measuring your information processing preferences to help you understand how your preferences influence your interactions with others & help you navigate opportunities & obstacles.

Prior to the workshop, participants will complete a short online survey and the results will be used to generate a personalized report that each participant.

Led by:
Tom Morgan, Ph.D Professor of Leadership Studies, Augsburg University
Jolee Lilja, M.A. Program Coordinator, Augsburg Center for Leadership Studies

Session 2: Are you paying it forward to the next generation?
In “Mentoring Future Leaders in an Uncertain World”, former KARE-TV anchor & speaker Diana Pierce and Carole Burton, 2018 MAL Commencement speaker & future-forward innovator, will share stories from Twin Cities business leaders about why mentoring is so critical to keeping your brightest talent growing and staying with your company plus why mentoring helps your employees interpret their world.

They both bring stories of personal experience & expertise by including examples of what a mentor does and tools that can be used to create a personal mentoring plan. Learn how you can help one person feel like they truly matter.

Led by:
Diana Pierce, MA Leadership Studies from Augsburg University & former KARE-TV anchor.
Carole Burton, MA Leadership Studies from Augsburg University & innovative problem solver.

To register for the Summit go to:

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