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EDTalk Tomorrow

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, January 23rd | EDTalk with Tamarah Gehlen | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151

Trauma & Learning Styles in the Classroom: This talk will feature information to help attendees understand the impact of chronic stress and traumatic experiences on learning and cognition. Attendees will learn simple ways to implement trauma-informed practices into their classrooms and teaching styles in order to enhance connection and learning for the students that they serve.

Zoom: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/933677248 Meeting ID 933-677-248

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Deliberative Dialogue: Should We Eliminate Grades at the University Level?

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Grading practices and grade inflation are topics that can evoke passionate responses from both faculty and students. However, in this session, we ask an essential question: should grades exist at the university level?

Joaquin Munoz, assistant professor of education, will facilitate what is sure to be a spirited discussion with multiple perspectives to be presented for debate and reflection.

RSVP for Deliberative Dialogue

General Announcements

Discounted semester Metro Passes for sale in bookstore

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Discounted Metro Passes are available through the bookstore – sold at $115.00 (discounted from $165.00). Semester passes are good for both light rail lines, all buses, and the Northstar rail to Anoka.

Be sure to register your pass at https://www.metrotransit.org/ If your pass is lost or stolen, the replacement costs only $5.00.

Recognition Workshop for Supervisors

submitted by jendra@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is excited to offer a development opportunity from Brave New Workshop to all supervisors at the university.

BNW, the oldest improvisational comedy theater company in the country, also uses the skills of improvisation to help organizations adopt behaviors that change organizational culture. In our session, the facilitators will equip supervisors to recognize and share staff accomplishments and to foster an open culture receptive to new ideas and approaches.

The workshop will take place 8:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 14 in East Commons. Supervisors have received an invitation to attend via e-mail.

-Stephen Jendraszak and Lisa Stock,
Staff Recognition Task Force Co chairs

(Learn more about Brave New Workshop.)

Event Announcements

Join Augsburg Admissions for a Documentary Screening on Jan. 31

submitted by asfeldk@augsburg.edu

You are warmly invited to attend an on-campus showing of the documentary titled, “The Test & the Art of Thinking.” The film addresses crucial questions about the SAT/ACT college entrance exams, including the value of the test score and what the test actually measures.

In 2018, Augsburg voted in favor of piloting a test-optional admission policy. The admissions department is organizing this thought-provoking opportunity as the institution continues to better understand the impact this policy has on applicants to the university.

When: Thursday, January 31st, 3:45 p.m.
Where: Hagfors 150A
Popcorn and beverages provided. Optional questions, comments, and discussion following the film.

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/ukZaZ8UxMshvxviG2

Watch the preview here!

Study in Norway this Summer

submitted by evansk@augsburg.edu

Are you a sophomore or a junior with a deep interest in central issues and theories regarding conflict, war and peace. Then this program is for you!

Six colleges founded by Norwegian-American immigrants in the 19th century sponsor an annual summer Peace Scholars program in Norway, designed to deepen students’ understanding of central issues on the global arena. If selected as a Peace Scholar you will be awarded a seven-week academic experience held at The Nansen Dialogue Network in Lillehammer and The University of Oslo International Summer School.

Applications are due February 1st, an info session on the program will take place January 24th at 5p.m. Location TBD.

If you have questions, please contact:
Bettine Hoff Hermanson at hermansb@augsburg.edu (ext. 1378),
Leah Spinosa de Vega at devega@augsburg.edu (ext. 1650) or
Kristian Evans, 2018 Peace Scholar from Augsburg University, at evansk@augsburg.edu

More information, and application instructions, can be found on our Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE)

Application Checklist

Get a scholarship to study in Puerto Rico for 2 weeks in May

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Study for two weeks in Puerto Rico this May, and get a scholarship to help pay for it!

About the program:
THR 295 – Art Performing Social Change, is a 4-credit class that examines the role of art in resistance and social change.The program takes place in Puerto Rico, USA, from May 13-29, but you must apply by January 31.

The cost of the program is only $3,475!

PROGRAM COSTS:
Tuition for 4 Credits $1,680
Program Fee* $2,971
CGEE Travel Grant -$1,176 (automatically awarded to all Auggies)
Total Program Cost: $3,475

*This all-inclusive program fee covers: tuition, round-trip airfare, all lodging, most meals, all program activities, and all transportation during the program.

Program application due January 31

Scholarships are available to help pay for the program. The three scholarship opportunities (Mary Witt, Yackel, and Students of Color Scholarships) are open to all Auggies. Click the link below to find out more about these scholarship opportunities!
Scholarships applications due March 15

Don’t hesitate. Be one of the cool kids and go to Puerto Rico–earn credit, and fulfill your Augsburg Experience this May!

Click here for more program and scholarship information, and to apply online!

Study Astronomy in Hawaii this May

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Spend two weeks on Hawaii’s Big Island, and earn your Natural Science and Math credit this summer, as well as your Augsburg Experience requirement!

SPACE MOUNTAIN: Astronomy in Hawaii (PHY 101)
May 13-27, 2019

During this 2-week program you will learn the physical and theoretical tools of astronomy, and the creative way these tools are employed to answer fundamental questions about the universe and our place in it. For decades, astronomers all over the globe have taken advantage of the superb atmospheric conditions afforded them on Hawai’i’s “Big Island” to gather the data to answer these profound questions. Now, it’s your turn.

+At the summit of Mauna Kea, you will meet astronomers at work
+At Volcanoes National Park, you will see first-hand the energy source that keeps the Earth alive—our planet’s interior heat
+Investigate why the Island of Hawai’i is a prime location to study light from space, and how this astronomical importance has impacted the ongoing conflict between colonialism and native culture in Hawai’i.

Faculty Leader: Jessica Ennis
Program Dates: May 13 – 27, 2019
Program Cost $4,700 – includes: tuition, airfare, room and board, and all program activities and excursions.

Apply by January 31

For more information and application instructions click below and/or stop by the Study Abroad & Away office in Oyate Commons, Christensen Center Lower Level.

Learn more and apply online!!!

Keeping Track of Auggies

Kudos to Prof. Starck

submitted by green@augsburg.edu

Professor Lindsay Starck, who directs Augsburg’s Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing, has a short story in the most recent issue of the literary journal Ploughshares (Winter 2018-2019). “The Endling” was inspired by Lonesome George, the last remaining Pinta Island tortoise in the Galapagos. The English Department congratulates Prof. Starck on the publication of her fiction in this premier literary venue.

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