It’s Not Too Late. Recognize Outstanding Staff Today

submitted by kadolph@augsburg.edu

UPDATE: Nominations will be accepted through the end of day Friday, Feb. 28th – with exceptions made for a Monday, March 2nd submission for those who email staffsenate@augsburg.edu.

Staff Senate is now accepting nominations to honor outstanding staff and outstanding newcomers at Augsburg University! Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards will be accepted from February 3rd through February 21st. Nominations are welcomed from any current member of the campus community – staff, faculty, or student.

The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize staff members who have made an important contribution to the campus community over the past year. Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award provide exceptional service to others, work collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrate a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhance the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work.

The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff person who has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount of time. Staff who have been at Augsburg for two years or less (as of February 1, 2020) are eligible to receive this award.

Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award in a presentation on the afternoon of March 26th.

Click here for the nomination form: https://forms.gle/WnkwZHetEuYWVk9XA

Visit the Staff Senate web page for additional information: https://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/staff-appreciation/

Focused Conversation Webinar on Signature Experience and Problem-based Learning: Available Now

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

Elaine Eschenbacher, director of the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, host a webinar on signature experience and problem-based learning at Augsburg last week. The recording is now available on the All Hands page.

All Hands

Apply for the 2020-2021 Interfaith, Christensen, or Sabo Scholars

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

CURRENT STUDENTS:

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 these 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 the Christian tradition, through interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science and receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Who is Eligible?
Christensen and Interfaith Scholars – Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2020-21 academic year.

Sabo Scholars – Current students (any level) who plan to study on campus all of the 2020-21 academic year.

More details:
Christensen Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program/
Interfaith Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/interfaith-scholars-program/apply
Sabo Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/sabo-scholars/

APPLYING: Details about the process are avaialble https://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2020/02/14/public-leadership-scholar-opportunity-for-2020-21/
The application deadline is March 9, 2020.

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

Getting Ready to Write: Centralized Application for the Health Professions

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Interested in submitting a centralized application to one of the health professions this cycle? Join us to get your ideas organized and start the writing process for personal statements and experiences. Food will be provided.

Thursday, March 12th

Noon

Lindell Library 301

Please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu with questions or to RSVP.

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 2

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 14. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (https://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/zyzzogeton/) by March 2nd (a mentor-approved abstract is required to register).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact Lara Crombie, crombie@augsburg.edu.

URGO Website

Free Trip to Holocaust Museum Through the MINNE Fellowship – Applications due 9 p.m. TODAY

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select universities to participate in the program. Five Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.
The 2020 trip will take place on April 23rd. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446.
Eligibility:
• U.S. Citizen
• Full-time student
• Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2021
• 3.0 GPA or higher

Host an All-School Reunion gathering

submitted by codek@augsburg.edu

Want to gather alumni from your department, group, or affinity! Want to show off your fancy new space? The All-School Reunion will be the perfect opportunity to do so. To host a gathering you can fill out the form below or contact Darcey Engen engen@augsburg.edu or Katie Code at codek@augsburg.edu for more information. There are options to host a gathering that are at no cost to you! Be a part of history and celebrate #Augsburg150

Registration Form

MN Urban Debate Supply Drive: Seeking binders, pens, highlighters, and expanding file folders

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The MN Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University which provides academic competitive debate programming for Twin Cities high schools and middle schools. Our middle school debate season is underway. The Spanish Debate League, East African Debate Initiative, and Financial Literacy debates seasons are upcoming, and we need supplies!

Please reach out to froehlic@augsburg.edu to arrange pickup if you have highlighters, binders (under 2.5 inches), pens, or expanding file folders (with 8+ pockets) to donate. We will accept gently used donations.

Join us for Free Apps at Surly. You’re Invited to Learn More About the MNUDL, a Program of Augsburg

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to 1,200 middle school and high school students in the Twin Cities. We love being part of the Augsburg community, and we want to connect more Auggies to our cause! That’s why we’re inviting you to join us at our free & flavorful friendraiser at Surly Brewing Company this spring.

MNUDL Friendraiser
@ Surly Brewing Company
March 12, 2020
5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Bring a friend and don’t worry about bringing a donation. This will just be a fun, casual event to hang out, meet some interesting people, and learn more about ways to connect with our organization!

We hope to see you there!

Please email us at mnudl@augsburg.edu if you have any questions.

You don’t need a ticket to attend, but please RSVP below (for planning purposes):

Sign Up

Comm Majors: Fall Semester in Mexico is Made for You

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Are you a Comm Major looking to study abroad? Want to get intercultural experience? Interested in using your media skills to engage in social justice issues?

Join us for the Fall 2020 semester in Mexico:

COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES: MIGRATION & SOCIAL CHANGE IN MEXICO

Develop yourself as a socially-conscious media professional equipped for the challenges of modern-day media! During your semester in Cuernavaca, Mexico, you will:

-Hear from experienced professionals on responsible journalism on critical issues such as (im)migration and the environment.
-Listen to the stories from those traditionally marginalized by society such as migrants, deportees, immigrant returnees from the U.S. and Canada, indigenous people, women, LGBTQ people, and low-income people.
-Engage deeply with critical issues facing the U.S. and Mexico.
-Learn to look at the world through the intersectional lenses of people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Costs for this program are often LOWER than your costs on campus because:
-You can use your full financial aid package for semester programs off-campus
-You will recieve a $1500 CGEE Travel Grant on top of your fin aid, just for being an Auggie!
-Many additional scholarship opportunities available

This program is great for Communications Majors or Minors in their Sophomore or Junior years. Check out the website for more info!

Apply by March 1

Get more information and apply online

March 1 – Deadline for Summer and Fall 2020 study abroad/away programs

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Applying for Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 Study Abroad or Away Programs?

Applications are due MARCH 1.

Get in touch with the Study Abroad & Away office if you have questions about programs, applications, etc. We’re here to help!

Office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center
email: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more information about Study Abroad & Away

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Southern Africa this fall

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s CGEE study center in Southern Africa offers an experiential, community-based, social-justice focused semester program in fall or spring:

Nation Building and Decolonizing the Mind in Southern Africa

Stay on-track to graduate by taking 16+ credits. Courses are available in History, Political Science, Religion, wellness, or even choose an internship as part of your semester. All courses are in English. Your semester starts in South Africa and then continues on to Namibia. Study in TWO countries in one semester!

For fall 2020 only: CGEE is providing **FREE AIRFARE** for all Fall 2020 semester students in Southern Africa!

You can use your full semester financial-aid package to help pay for the program, and additionally you will receive an automatic CGEE Travel Grant scholarship of $1,500, and free airfare for fall 2020, making a semester at CGEE Southern Africa one of the most affordable study abroad semester programs!

You can check off the following requirements on the program:

· Social and Behavioral Sciences (two course options available)

· Humanities requirement

· Search for Meaning II

· Recreational Wellness

· + your Augsburg Experience requirement!

Apply by March 1

Get more information about CGEE Southern Africa and apply online

Blood Drive Sign-Up Tabling TODAY

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

The spring blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday 3/4/2020 from 10 – 4 pm in the East Commons. If you have not signed up to donate you can do so today in Christensen Center between 10:30 and 12:00 pm or go online at www.mbc.org/search drives and enter sponsor code 0027. Appointment times are still available and donors are needed!! Questions, please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Let’s help save lives Auggies – schedule a blood donation time soon!!

http://www.mbc.org/searchdrives

“Wellness in Color” Discussion Group Dates to be Rescheduled

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The first part of the “Wellness in Color” Discussion Groups, set to take place next week, are being rescheduled. Please watch for more details in A-mail and on the CTL page soon.

“Wellness in Color” is a podcast series of the National Alliance of Mental Illness that explores perspectives on mental health to reshape the cultural language of mental illness. In the podcast young adults of color share their challenges and successes in mental health recovery and wellness. NAMI’s goal is “to reach collective cultural communities through positive reflections on wellness through discussions on why community members do not seek help for themselves or their loved one living with a mental illness.”

Center for Teaching and Learning

Important Notice About CTL Travel Grants

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Because of a budget shortfall, CTL is not accepting/approving any new applications for travel within the current fiscal year.

-If your travel is near the end of this fiscal year, and you are willing to use personal funds and wait until after June 1 for reimbursement to be processed, you can submit an application. However, this will be coming from your 2020-2021 funds.

-This does not affect travel applications already submitted and approved. If you already received an approval for travel this fiscal year (travel taking place before the end of May), then follow instructions as outlined in your travel grant approval.

-This does not affect any adjunct travel grants/professional development funding.

We are accepting applications for travel between June and December starting March 1.

CTL Grants

It’s Feedback Time: Midcourse Corrections

submitted by pike@augsburg.edu

Consider this your digital announcement that we didn’t quite get to at the February Faculty Meeting. Just a reminder that it is expected good practice to gather formative feedback during the course to gauge student input, address any unidentified concerns, and learn what’s going well. This week and next are good times to ask: how’s it going?

https://www.teachingprofessor.com/for-those-who-teach/benefits-talking-students-mid-course-evaluations/

RSVP Now to Attend the Writing Retreat for FT Faculty

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Sunday, May 17 – Tuesday, May 19 | Jessica Nathanson Writing Retreat | Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix, MN

Faculty, do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write/work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat. We ask that you commit to being present on all three days of the event. Our time begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday and ends at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Space is limited to full-time faculty members.

RSVP for the 2020 Writing Retreat

Have Extra Bags You Don’t Want?

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Campus cupboard is in great need for both plastic and paper bags. If you have any bags laying around you don’t want/need we would gladly take those off your hands. Any kind you have (plastic, paper, cloth/reusable) is greatly appreciated. You can drop them off at the cupboard during our open hours generally 10-4 mon-fri or at the donation bin located in Christiensen lobby near Einstein’s. Thank you!

CTL Award Nominations Accepted Through Monday at Noon

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards
Annual Recognition 2020

Call for Nominations – Extended to Monday, March 2 at Noon.

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the annual Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards. 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 or full-time staff who have been employed at the university for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

CTL Awards

“For once, then, something”: Sabbatical as Serendipity

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Monday, March 23 | Speaking of Sabbatical with Doug Green | 12:30 pm – 1:40 pm, The Marshall Room

“For once, then, something”: Sabbatical as Serendipity: You can’t prescribe what you’ll achieve during your sabbatical–or at least I can’t. This is a story of poems and a film Western and Shakespeare and a reunion of liberal Bronx Jews in Trump’s DC. It’s a story of art and small joys. It’s the story of a career closing and possibility blossoming. Above all, it’s a story of gratitude.

Lunch will be provided.

RSVP for Speaking of Sabbatical with Doug Green

New Forum Podcast Ep 27, Creating the “Stick”: How to Build a Year-Long D&I Program

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Chris Jones (Spectra Diversity LLC) shares insights on the effectiveness or “stickiness” of diversity and inclusion trainings and how post-training sustainment is key to making new inclusion behaviors “stick.”

Listen here

2030 Carbon Neutrality Resolution: Passed

submitted by quezada2@augsburg.edu

Student Government has approved the most ambitious commitment to sustainability by Augsburg yet! Included in this resolution are commitments to having 50% of our energy coming from on-campus solar by 2025, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by 2023, LEED certifications for all new buildings and renovations, 50% reduction in transportation emissions, the creation of a comprehensive climate action plan that holds students, staff, faculty, and administration accountable for fulfilling this commitment, and more. Check it out via the ESC webpage within the Augsburg Website!

100% Post Consumer Recycled Paper in use

submitted by quezada2@augsburg.edu

The Environmental Action Committee has approved and agreed to fund certified 100% post- consumer Recycled Paper for 3 years. This development contributes to the commitment to sustainability at Augsburg University, and furthers us towards our goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2030. Even more sustainable, however, is reducing paper use. Be sure to print double sided when possible, and always think before printing more than one copy. Consider whether or not there is an electronic alternative.

Free Produce Distribution Spring 2020

submitted by thaobb4@augsburg.edu

Campus Kitchen will and has continued to table with free produce in Christensen Center Lobby in efforts to increase free, healthy and accessible food options. Similar to last semester this will be held weekly on Mondays 2pm-4pm. All we need from you (before you take your items) is your Augsburg ID and the total weight of the items you’re taking.

We also know that there might be confusion on when Augsburg Staff/Faculty are allowed to grab produce. Just for clarification, we welcome and encourage any Augsburg Staff/Faculty to come grab free produce after 3pm.

We’re grateful that this project is being utilized by our Augsburg community. Have any questions/comments/concerns, please email saboorgs@augsburg.edu or campuskitchen@augsburg.edu and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

Have Extra Bags You Don’t Want?

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Campus cupboard is in great need for both plastic and paper bags. If you have any bags laying around you don’t want/need we would gladly take those off your hands. Any kind you have (plastic, paper, cloth/reusable) is greatly appreciated. You can drop them off at the cupboard during our open hours generally 10-4 mon-fri or at the donation bin located in Christiensen lobby near Einstein’s. Thank you!

Scratch Paper Drop Boxes Now Available

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Need scratch paper? Have scratch paper? Stop by the new Scratch Paper Drop Boxes in the Copy Center and near the Math/Stats/Religion copier (1st floor Hagfors) to share!

To help make these drop boxes successful sites for re-use and re-purpose, here are some guidelines:
1. Grab only the scratch paper you need for today!
2. Donate only paper that is 8.5″x11″, blank on one side, free of staples and personal info, and is white or light-colored.

Thanks to the Math Dpt and Copy Center for starting a project at the intersection of environmental, economic, social, and personal well-being!

Join BrightSide Produce Subscription

submitted by thaobb4@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in a weekly produce subscription?
Subscriptions range from $3 to $20. Your subscription will help bring fresh produce to corner stores in the Cedar Riverside area. We will be continuing our partnership with BrightSide Produce this semester.

If you are interested in being a part of Augsburg’s Buyer Club please follow the step by step instructions below.
1. Go to https://brightsidempls.org/
2. Click the menu button in the top left corner of the screen and select “join the Buyers Club”.
3. Follow the instructions on the buyers club page (subscription size, Augsburg pick up,
items you prefer to be left out of your bags, and whether or not you would like to start a
weekly subscription or make a one time purchase.)
4. You will also have the option of purchasing a reusable tote bag from Brightside for you
subscriptions, if you feel inclined to do so.

Pick up will be from 11:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesdays, outside of the Sabo center, located in the basement of Anderson Hall.

Please help us spread the word to other students, staff and faculty! We appreciate your support in our program and mission to make healthy food more accessible in our neighborhoods. For more information feel free to email me: keenern@augsburg.edu or saboorgs@augsburg.edu

Five Auggies Placed at Speech Tournament

submitted by lapakko@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to five Auggies who placed at this Tuesday’s Twin Cities Forensics League tournament hosted by Augsburg. In persuasive speaking, Kimberly Enriquez-Aragon took home a 2nd place trophy, while four other Auggies received finalist certificates in the persuasive event: Laura Nelson, Edgar Astroga, Nick Madden, and Tatum Moore.

Campus Cupboard/Share Shop Hours

submitted by thaobb4@augsburg.edu

Need a water kettle, vegetables, air mattress, pasta, pots/pans??
Come to Campus Cupboard/Share Shop in Science Building 8!

We’re currently making efforts to be open as often as possible M-F. Current hours are as follows:
Mo: 9am-1pm, 2pm-4pm
Tu: 10am-4pm
W: 10am-4pm
Th: 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm
Fr: 9am-1pm, 2pm-4pm

Please make note of these regular hours. Changes will be posted when needed.

*WE’RE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING CLOTHING DONATIONS. Keep an eye out for FUTURE CLOTHING DONATION DATES.*

Have questions or concerns?
Contact saboorgs@augsburg.edu, or ask our staff there!

Nominations for Augsburg University LGBTQIA+ Awards and Scholarships

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

Lavender Celebration is a reception and annual graduation ceremony to recognize our LGBTQIA+ and Ally graduating students, along with honoring our students, staff, and faculty.
We recognize graduating students with a rainbow honor cord, award outstanding individuals for their work and contributions for Queer and Trans students at Augsburg University. Scholarships are also awarded at this time.

This event is open to all students, staff, and faculty who wish to help us celebrate graduation and LGBTQIA+ advocacy on campus and in the broader Augsburg community.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 27th
Recipients Notified: April 3rd

Nominations are being accepted for the following awards & scholarships:
– Karen Neitge Scholarship
– LGBTQIA+ Student Services Scholarship
– LGBTQIA+ Student Leadership Award
– Augsburg Pride Award

Descriptions of qualifications for each award can be found in the form.

Nomination Form

Lavendar Celebration

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

Thur, April 16th
5:00 – 7:00 PM
East Commons – Christensen Center

Lavender Celebration is a reception and annual graduation ceremony to recognize our LGBTQIA+ and Ally graduating students, along with honoring our students, staff, and faculty.
We recognize graduating students with a rainbow honor cord, award outstanding individuals for their work and contributions for Queer and Trans students at Augsburg University. Scholarships are also awarded at this time.

This event is open to all students, staff, and faculty who wish to help us celebrate graduation and LGBTQIA+ advocacy on campus and in the broader Augsburg community.

RSVP

Queering Career: Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Laboratory

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

As a continuation of or Queering Career series, LGBTQIA+ Student Services is sponsoring visits to local businesses.

Saturday, March 28th, join LGBTQIA+ Student Services, TriBeta, & Strommen Center for Queering Career. This site visit, we will be traveling to the Hennepin County Crime Lab.

Within Hennepin County, the laboratory provides forensic services to over 35 local law enforcement agencies, the Minnesota State Patrol, and several federal law enforcement agencies. The laboratory is staffed by licensed peace officers and civilians serving in the following specialized areas:
DNA
Crime Scene Investigation
Evidence
Latent Print (Fingerprints)
Firearm Examination

We will be touring the lab spaces and learning about each specialized area above.

Queering Career Series works to promote the visibility of local, queer-owned businesses and employees.

This event is open to all LGBTQIA+ and ally identified day students at Augsburg.

We will meet in the Auggies Nest at 10 am, leave no later than 10:30 am, and will be back on campus by 12:30 pm. We will travel as a group on the light rail; day students who want to attend and do not have their Auggie Passes should go to the circulation desk on the first floor of Lindell Library or contact Brittany Stokes at stokesb@augsburg.edu.

RSVP

Big Gay Snow Day

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

In collaboration with QPA, LGBTQIA+ Student Services will be hosting a Big Gay Snow Day Friday, March 13th. It’s a day filled with snow tubing, hot cocoa, friends, and fun.
This event is taking the place of MBLGTACC – as we were not able to attend this year. So instead, this will be our Minnesota way of enjoying the outdoors, in the gayest way possible.
Post-snow-tubing, we will be coming back to watch a film and enjoy pizza.

We will meet in the Auggies Nest at 3:30 pm and leave no later than 4 pm.

Please dress for the weather!

RSVP

(hair) Cutz 4 Queerz

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

Join LGBTQIA+ Student Services, Monday, March 9th, 10 am to 2 pm in the East Commons for their upcoming scholarship fundraiser, Cutz 4 Queerz.

We will be hosting barbers & stylists from Fox Den Salon; this is an open, walk-in style event. All haircuts will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. All haircuts are free-will donation, with a suggested donation of $20. All barbers and stylists are donating their time and energy – as all proceeds made will go towards the LGBTQIA+ Student Services Scholarship, which will be awarded at Lavender Celebration, April 16th.

This event is open to all faculty, staff, students, and the community.
Cuts are available for people of all genders and hair types.

Focused Conversation Webinar on Signature Experience and Problem-based Learning: Available Now

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

Elaine Eschenbacher, director of the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, host a webinar on signature experience and problem-based learning at Augsburg last week. The recording is now available on the All Hands page.

All Hands

Getting Ready to Write: Centralized Application for the Health Professions

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Interested in submitting a centralized application to one of the health professions this cycle? Join us to get your ideas organized and start the writing process for personal statements and experiences. Food will be provided.

Thursday, March 12th

Noon

Lindell Library 301

Please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu with questions or to RSVP.

Free Trip to Holocaust Museum Through the MINNE Fellowship

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select universities to participate in the program. Five Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.
The 2020 trip will take place on April 23rd. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446.
Eligibility:
• U.S. Citizen
• Full-time student
• Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2021
• 3.0 GPA or higher

Application Open for Augsburg Senior Leadership Society

submitted by marinlm@augsburg.edu

Campus Life is currently accepting applications for the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors (i.e., those graduating in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2020) for their leadership contributions during their tenure at Augsburg University.

To apply, visit https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/forms. When you get to the webpage, click on 2020 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society Application.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12.

Those accepted into the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society will be inducted and recognized at the 21st Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 5 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

Questions? Email campuslife@augsburg.edu.

Nominations Open for 2020-21 Augsburg Leadership Awards

submitted by marinlm@augsburg.edu

Nominations are open for the 2020-2021 Augsburg Leadership Awards!

These awards recognize student leaders and student organizations for their innovation and outstanding leadership during this academic year. Recipients will be honored at the 21st Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards on Sunday, April 5 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

To nominate yourself or others, visit https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/forms. When you get to the website, click on “2019-2020 Augsburg Leadership Awards Nomination Form.”

We strongly encourage all faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members to submit nominations; self-nominations are also encouraged. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, March 12 by 5:00 p.m.

To nominate an individual or a student organization, and for more information on the award descriptions and criteria, please click here.

Questions? Email campuslife@augsburg.edu

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 2

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 14. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (https://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/zyzzogeton/) by March 2nd (a mentor-approved abstract is required to register).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact Lara Crombie, crombie@augsburg.edu.

URGO Website

Join us for a Free and Flavorful Friendraiser. Learn More About the MNUDL, a Program of Augsburg

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to 1,200 middle school and high school students in the Twin Cities. We love being part of the Augsburg community, and we want to connect more Auggies to our cause! That’s why we’re inviting you to join us at our free & flavorful friendraiser at Surly Brewing Company this spring.

MNUDL Friendraiser
@ Surly Brewing Company
March 12, 2020
5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Bring a friend and don’t worry about bringing a donation. This will just be a fun, casual event to hang out, meet some interesting people, and learn more about ways to connect with our organization!

We hope to see you there!

Please email us at mnudl@augsburg.edu if you have any questions.

You don’t need a ticket to attend, but please RSVP below (for planning purposes):

RSVP

Apply for the 2020-2021 Interfaith, Christensen, or Sabo Scholars

submitted by nondie@augsburg.edu

CURRENT STUDENTS:

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 these 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 the Christian tradition, through interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science and receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Who is Eligible?
Christensen and Interfaith Scholars – Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2020-21 academic year.

Sabo Scholars – Current students (any level) who plan to study on campus all of the 2020-21 academic year.

More details:
Christensen Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program/
Interfaith Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/interfaith-scholars-program/apply
Sabo Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/sabo-scholars/

APPLYING: Details about the process are avaialble https://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2020/02/14/public-leadership-scholar-opportunity-for-2020-21/
The application deadline is March 9, 2020.

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

Faculty Award Nominations Being Accepted Until Monday at Noon

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the annual Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards. 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 or full-time staff who have been employed at the university for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

Call for Nominations – Extended to Monday, March 2 at Noon.

CTL Awards

The Forum Podcast Ep. 26 – Engaging Men and Leaders in Gender Balance

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

How do we engage men and leaders in gender balancing businesses when the topic of gender balance is often framed as being created for women by women, leading to failed engagement by men and accountability by men, or even worse, creating divisive segmentation within men of a, “you’re either with us or against us” mentality?
Join Avivah Wittenberg-Cox (20-first), as we explore this question and others on The Forum Podcast.

Listen here

2030 Carbon Neutrality Resolution: Passed

submitted by quezada2@augsburg.edu

Student Government has approved the most ambitious commitment to sustainability by Augsburg yet! Included in this resolution are commitments to having 50% of our energy coming from on-campus solar by 2025, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by 2023, LEED certifications for all new buildings and renovations, 50% reduction in transportation emissions, the creation of a comprehensive climate action plan that holds students, staff, faculty, and administration accountable for fulfilling this commitment, and more. Check it out!

100% Post Consumer Recycled Paper In Use

submitted by quezada2@augsburg.edu

The Environmental Action Committee has approved funding for certified 100% post- consumer Recycled Paper for 3 years! This development contributes to the commitment to sustainability at Augsburg University, and furthers us towards our goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2030. Even more sustainable, however, is reducing paper use. Be sure to print double sided when possible, and always think before printing more than one copy. Consider whether or not there is an electronic alternative.

Getting Ready to Write: Centralized Application for the Health Professions

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Interested in submitting a centralized application to one of the health professions this cycle? Join us to get your ideas organized and start the writing process for personal statements and experiences. Food will be provided.

Thursday, March 12th

Noon

Lindell Library 301

Please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu with questions or to RSVP.

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 2

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 14. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (https://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/zyzzogeton/) by March 2nd (a mentor-approved abstract is required to register).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact Lara Crombie, crombie@augsburg.edu.

URGO Website

Free Trip to Holocaust Museum Through the MINNE Fellowship

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select universities to participate in the program. Five Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.
The 2020 trip will take place on April 23rd. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446.
Eligibility:
• U.S. Citizen
• Full-time student
• Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2021
• 3.0 GPA or higher

Blood Drive Next Week – Donors Needed

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

The Center for Wellness & Counseling (CWC) welcomes Memorial Blood Centers for its annual Spring Blood Drive on Wednesday 3/4/2020 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm in the East Commons (upstairs Christensen Center). Blood donors are needed so please consider scheduling a blood donation. You can schedule an online appointment at www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 0027. Or you can call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to schedule an appointment time. Please help save lives and donate blood on Wednesday, March 4th! Many times are still available.

http://www.mbc.org/searchdrives

FT Faculty, RSVP to Attend the 2020 Writing Retreat

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Sunday, May 17 – Tuesday, May 19 | Jessica Nathanson Writing Retreat | Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix, MN

Faculty, do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write/work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat. We ask that you commit to being present on all three days of the event. Our time begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday and ends at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Space is limited to full-time faculty members.

RSVP for the 2020 Writing Retreat

Communication Majors – study abroad this Fall

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Are you a Comm Major looking to study abroad? Want to get intercultural experience? Interested in using your media skills to engage in social justice issues?

Join us for the Fall 2020 semester in Mexico:

COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES: MIGRATION & SOCIAL CHANGE IN MEXICO

Develop yourself as a socially-conscious media professional equipped for the challenges of modern-day media! During your semester in Cuernavaca, Mexico, you will:

-Hear from experienced professionals on responsible journalism on critical issues such as (im)migration and the environment.
-Listen to the stories from those traditionally marginalized by society such as migrants, deportees, immigrant returnees from the U.S. and Canada, indigenous people, women, LGBTQ people, and low-income people.
-Engage deeply with critical issues facing the U.S. and Mexico.
-Learn to look at the world through the intersectional lenses of people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Costs for this program are often LOWER than your costs on campus because:
-You can use your full financial aid package for semester programs off-campus
-You will recieve a $1500 CGEE Travel Grant on top of your fin aid, just for being an Auggie!
-Many additional scholarship opportunities available

This program is great for Communications Majors or Minors in their Sophomore or Junior years. Check out the website for more info!

Apply by March 1

Get more information and apply online

Finish your Summer or Fall study abroad/away application by March 1

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Applying for Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 Study Abroad or Away Programs?

Applications are due MARCH 1.

Get in touch with the Study Abroad & Away office if you have questions about programs, applications, etc. We’re here to help!

Office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center
email: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more information about Study Abroad & Away

Free Airfare for Southern Africa Study Abroad

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s CGEE study center in Southern Africa offers an experiential, community-based, social-justice focused semester program in fall or spring:

Nation Building and Decolonizing the Mind in Southern Africa

Stay on-track to graduate by taking 16+ credits. Courses are available in History, Political Science, Religion, wellness, or even choose an internship as part of your semester. All courses are in English. Your semester starts in South Africa and then continues on to Namibia. Study in TWO countries in one semester!

For fall 2020 only: CGEE is providing **FREE AIRFARE** for all Fall 2020 semester students in Southern Africa!

You can use your full semester financial-aid package to help pay for the program, and additionally you will receive an automatic CGEE Travel Grant scholarship of $1,500, and free airfare for fall 2020, making a semester at CGEE Southern Africa one of the most affordable study abroad semester programs!

You can check off the following requirements on the program:

· Social and Behavioral Sciences (two course options available)

· Humanities requirement

· Search for Meaning II

· Recreational Wellness

· + your Augsburg Experience requirement!

Apply by March 1

Get more information about CGEE Southern Africa and apply online

Join the “Wellness in Color” Discussion Group

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

“Wellness in Color” is a podcast series of the National Alliance of Mental Illness that explores perspectives on mental health to reshape the cultural language of mental illness. In the podcast young adults of color share their challenges and successes in mental health recovery and wellness. NAMI’s goal is “to reach collective cultural communities through positive reflections on wellness through discussions on why community members do not seek help for themselves or their loved one living with a mental illness.”

There will be a two part discussion. You can attend either of the two sessions for each part, but should attend both parts.

In the first part we will discuss three podcast episodes:
-Blurring Tradition by Houa Moua (45min)
-Never Stop Watering your Roots by Lauryn David (34min)
-The Pressures of Perfection by Aneela Kumar (44min)

Also, we invite you to choose and listen to a fourth episode and do a “show and tell” during our discussion.

Part 1: Tuesday, March 3 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the Riverside Room (Christensen Center) Facilitated by Beliza Torres Narváez or Friday, March 6 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in OGC 100 Facilitated by Melissa Hensley

Part 2: Tuesday, April 7 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm in OGC 100 Facilitated by Beliza Torres Narváez or
Wednesday, April 8 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in OGC 100 Facilitated by Melissa Hensley

RSVP for the Wellness in Color Discussion Group

Important Information Regarding CTL Travel Grants

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Because of a budget shortfall, CTL is not accepting/approving any new applications for travel within the current fiscal year.

-If your travel is near the end of this fiscal year, and you are willing to use personal funds and wait until after June 1 for reimbursement to be processed, you can submit an application. However, this will be coming from your 2020-2021 funds.

-This does not affect travel applications already submitted and approved. If you already received an approval for travel this fiscal year (travel taking place before the end of May), then follow instructions as outlined in your travel grant approval.

-This does not affect any adjunct travel grants/professional development funding.

-We are accepting applications for travel between June and December starting March 1.

CTL Grants

Join us for a Free and Flavorful Friendraiser. Learn More About the MNUDL, a Program of Augsburg

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to 1,200 middle school and high school students in the Twin Cities. We love being part of the Augsburg community, and we want to connect more Auggies to our cause! That’s why we’re inviting you to join us at our free & flavorful friendraiser at Surly Brewing Company this spring.

MNUDL Friendraiser
@ Surly Brewing Company
March 12, 2020
5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Bring a friend and don’t worry about bringing a donation. This will just be a fun, casual event to hang out, meet some interesting people, and learn more about ways to connect with our organization!

We hope to see you there!

Please email us at mnudl@augsburg.edu if you have any questions.

You don’t need a ticket to attend, but please RSVP below (for planning purposes):

RSVP Here

MN Urban Debate Supply Drive: Seeking pens, binders, highlighters, and expanding file folders

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The MN Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University which provides academic competitive debate programming for Twin Cities high schools and middle schools. Our middle school debate season is underway. The Spanish Debate League, East African Debate Initiative, and Financial Literacy debates seasons are upcoming, and we need supplies!

Please reach out to froehlic@augsburg.edu if you have binders (under 2.5 inches wide), highlighters, pens, or expanding file folders (with 8+ pockets) to donate. We will accept gently used donations.

Recognize Outstanding Staff Today

submitted by kadolph@augsburg.edu

UPDATE: Nominations will be accepted through the end of day Friday, Feb. 28th – with exceptions made for a Monday, March 2nd submission for those who email staffsenate@augsburg.edu.

Staff Senate is now accepting nominations to honor outstanding staff and outstanding newcomers at Augsburg University! Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards will be accepted from February 3rd through February 21st. Nominations are welcomed from any current member of the campus community – staff, faculty, or student.

The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize staff members who have made an important contribution to the campus community over the past year. Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award provide exceptional service to others, work collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrate a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhance the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work.

The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff person who has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount time. Staff who have been at Augsburg for two years or less (as of February 1, 2020) are eligible to receive this award.

Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award in a presentation on the afternoon of March 26th.

Click here for the nomination form : https://forms.gle/WnkwZHetEuYWVk9XA

Visit the Staff Senate web page for additional information: https://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/staff-appreciation/

Recognize Outstanding Staff Today

UPDATE: Nominations will be accepted through the end of day Friday, Feb. 28th – with exceptions made for a Monday, March 2nd submission for those who email staffsenate@augsburg.edu.

Staff Senate is now accepting nominations to honor outstanding staff and outstanding newcomers at Augsburg University! Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards will be accepted from February 3rd through February 21st. Nominations are welcomed from any current member of the campus community – staff, faculty, or student.

The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize staff members who have made an important contribution to the campus community over the past year. Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award provide exceptional service to others, work collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrate a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhance the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work.

The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff person who has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount of time. Staff who have been at Augsburg for two years or less (as of February 1, 2020) are eligible to receive this award.

Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award in a presentation on the afternoon of March 26th.

Click here for the nomination form: https://forms.gle/WnkwZHetEuYWVk9XA

Visit the Staff Senate web page for additional information: https://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/staff-appreciation/

Have Extra Bags You Don’t Want?

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Campus cupboard is in great need for both plastic and paper bags. If you have any bags laying around you don’t want/need we would gladly take those off your hands. Any kind you have (plastic, paper, cloth/reusable) is greatly appreciated. You can drop them off at the cupboard during our open hours generally 10-4 mon-fri or at the donation bin located in Christiensen lobby near Einstein’s. Thank you!

Brownbag discussion of The Anthropocene River Journey

submitted by underhil@augsburg.edu

The 2019 River Journey took over 50 people on the Mississippi last fall, and connected to around 500 scholars, artists, and local practitioners involved with the elaborate Mississippi. An Anthropocene River Project orchestrated by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.  It was a rich, multifaceted experience, with multiple field-based research and arts projects, and provided us with some interesting stories (e.g. getting sprayed by a crop duster, witnessing a slave rebellion re-enactment, and spending a little time in the back of a police car).  It also provided insights into new possibilities for higher education in the 21st century and suggested ways to develop what might be called an “Anthropocene Curriculum.”  Feel free to bring your lunch and stop by OGC 100 at noon on Wed., Mar. 4th to hear more about the Anthropocene River Journey and join in discussion of new curricular possibilities for the times we’re living through and what kinds of local and on-campus programs can provide similarly engaging, healing, and high-impact learning opportunities for our students.

Anthropocene Curriculum Website

Interfaith Ally Training Opportunities

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Campus Ministry is offering three Interfaith Ally training opportunities to staff and faculty this spring on the following dates:
Wednesday, February 26, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Riverside Room
Wednesday, March 11, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Lindell Library Room 301
Tuesday, April 14, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, Riverside Room

This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to learn about a wide range of faiths and ethical traditions including Native Spirituality, Judaism, Islam, Hybrid, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism and Atheism. Participants will hear the stories of community members from a variety of traditions and have the opportunity to learn through case studies.
For more information about this workshop, contact Fardosa Hassan at hassanf@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeg1MOS9m-KUGEMmemPzx_mARW8xUgrPHzvX2-i8d3ztp8Ilw/viewform

Information about Interfaith Ally Training is also available on the Diversity and Inclusion website.

More information

Comm Majors: Fall Semester in Mexico is Made for You

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Are you a Comm Major looking to study abroad? Want to get intercultural experience? Interested in using your media skills to engage in social justice issues?

Join us for the Fall 2020 semester in Mexico:

COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES: MIGRATION & SOCIAL CHANGE IN MEXICO

Develop yourself as a socially-conscious media professional equipped for the challenges of modern-day media! During your semester in Cuernavaca, Mexico, you will:

-Hear from experienced professionals on responsible journalism on critical issues such as (im)migration and the environment.
-Listen to the stories from those traditionally marginalized by society such as migrants, deportees, immigrant returnees from the U.S. and Canada, indigenous people, women, LGBTQ people, and low-income people.
-Engage deeply with critical issues facing the U.S. and Mexico.
-Learn to look at the world through the intersectional lenses of people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Costs for this program are often LOWER than your costs on campus because:
-You can use your full financial aid package for semester programs off-campus
-You will recieve a $1500 CGEE Travel Grant on top of your fin aid, just for being an Auggie!
-Many additional scholarship opportunities available

This program is great for Communications Majors or Minors in their Sophomore or Junior years. Check out the website for more info!

Apply by March 1

Get more information and apply online

March 1 – Deadline for Summer and Fall 2020 study abroad/away programs

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Applying for Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 Study Abroad or Away Programs?

Applications are due MARCH 1.

Get in touch with the Study Abroad & Away office if you have questions about programs, applications, etc. We’re here to help!

Office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center
email: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more information about Study Abroad & Away

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Southern Africa this fall

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s CGEE study center in Southern Africa offers an experiential, community-based, social-justice focused semester program in fall or spring:

Nation Building and Decolonizing the Mind in Southern Africa

Stay on-track to graduate by taking 16+ credits. Courses are available in History, Political Science, Religion, wellness, or even choose an internship as part of your semester. All courses are in English. Your semester starts in South Africa and then continues on to Namibia. Study in TWO countries in one semester!

For fall 2020 only: CGEE is providing **FREE AIRFARE** for all Fall 2020 semester students in Southern Africa!

You can use your full semester financial-aid package to help pay for the program, and additionally you will receive an automatic CGEE Travel Grant scholarship of $1,500, and free airfare for fall 2020, making a semester at CGEE Southern Africa one of the most affordable study abroad semester programs!

You can check off the following requirements on the program:

· Social and Behavioral Sciences (two course options available)

· Humanities requirement

· Search for Meaning II

· Recreational Wellness

· + your Augsburg Experience requirement!

Apply by March 1

Get more information about CGEE Southern Africa and apply online

TODAY: Gilman Scholarship Workshop – get up to 5k for study abroad

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad is a national scholarship up to $5,000 (or $8,000 for language study). The applications are due March 3, so come and learn how to make your application the most competitive it can be.

TODAY – Feb 24, 2020
Gilman Scholarship Workshop & Info Session
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Marshall Room (in Christensen Center)

We have a great track record of Auggie applicants being Gilman Scholarship recipients, and maybe that will include YOU!

If you have questions before coming, send them to abroad@augsburg.edu

Gilman Scholarship website

Free Produce Distribution Spring 2020

submitted by khangc@augsburg.edu

Campus Kitchen will and has continued to table with free produce in Christensen Center Lobby in efforts to increase free, healthy and accessible food options. Similar to last semester this will be held weekly on Mondays 2pm-4pm. All we need from you (before you take your items) is your Augsburg ID and the total weight of the items you’re taking.

We also know that there might be confusion on when Augsburg Staff/Faculty are allowed to grab produce. Just for clarification, we welcome and encourage any Augsburg Staff/Faculty to come grab free produce after 3pm.

We’re grateful that this project is being utilized by our Augsburg community. Have any questions/comments/concerns, please email saboorgs@augsburg.edu or campuskitchen@augsburg.edu and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

Join BrightSide Produce Subscription

submitted by khangc@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in a weekly produce subscription?
Subscriptions range from $3 to $20. Your subscription will help bring fresh produce to corner stores in the Cedar Riverside area. We will be continuing our partnership with BrightSide Produce this semester.

If you are interested in being a part of Augsburg’s Buyer Club please follow the step by step instructions below.
1. Go to https://brightsidempls.org/
2. Click the menu button in the top left corner of the screen and select “join the Buyers Club”.
3. Follow the instructions on the buyers club page (subscription size, Augsburg pick up,
items you prefer to be left out of your bags, and whether or not you would like to start a
weekly subscription or make a one time purchase.)
4. You will also have the option of purchasing a reusable tote bag from Brightside for you
subscriptions, if you feel inclined to do so.

Pick up will be from 11:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesdays, outside of the Sabo center, located in the basement of Anderson Hall.

Please help us spread the word to other students, staff and faculty! We appreciate your support in our program and mission to make healthy food more accessible in our neighborhoods. For more information feel free to email me: keenern@augsburg.edu or saboorgs@augsburg.edu

Sign up here!

Campus Cupboard/Share Shop Hours

submitted by khangc@augsburg.edu

Need a water kettle, vegetables, air mattress, pasta, clothes??
Come to Campus Cupboard/Share Shop in Science Building 8!

We’re currently making efforts to be open as often as possible M-F. Current hours are as follows:
Mo: 9am-1pm, 2pm-4pm
Tu: 10am-4pm
W: 10am-4pm
Th: 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm
Fr: 9am-1pm, 2pm-4pm

Please make note of these regular hours. Changes will be posted when needed.
Have questions or concerns?
Contact saboorgs@augsburg.edu, or ask our staff there!

Visit our Campus Cupboard page

Free and Open Kitchen (on campus) hours

submitted by khangc@augsburg.edu

Looking for a space to cook/bake with friends and family, or alone? Come to Campus Kitchen’s Open Food Lab hours!
During the hours below Hagfors 108 is a public space for everyone and anyone to come and cook, gather or bake food. Occasionally we will hold food workshops to teach participants specific and fun recipes! Keep in touch if you’d like to learn more.

Below are the regular hours for Spring2020:
Mo: 4p-8p
Tu: 11a-1p
Th: 7p-9p
Fr: 11a-1p

Have recipe’s you enjoy and want to share? We welcome you to facilitate a workshop! Fill out the form (https://forms.gle/aRZnqz4qMKeNtGWf6) and we’ll get to you ASAP. Click link at the bottom for Open Food Lab’s Google Calendar!

Have questions or concerns?
Contact saboorgs@augsburg.edu

https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=YXVnc2J1cmcuZWR1X3U1bmY4dGRzMDBvdGpmdjJpaTZwbGZjZWVjQGdyb3VwLmNhbGVuZGFyLmdvb2dsZS5jb20

Student Signatures Requested

submitted by hoverste@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University Student Ministries (AUSM) had a miscommunication with the commissioning board and were barred from presenting so have been disqualified from the commissioning process. We are petitioning for a referendum. We are asking for student signatures so we can apply for commissioning. Some of the events that we’ve organized that support Augsburg students include weekly Wednesday night worships, once a month multicultural worship, campus cleanup in the fall, contributing to the march on the capitol for action on climate change, Interfaith Friendsgiving, Fall Spiritual Retreat, Alternative Spring Break, and the beginning of the school year block party. If you are willing to help us out, please come by the Campus Ministry office by Hoversten Chapel and sign your name on our petition. Thank you for your support.

Congrats to Beliza Torres Narvaez

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to Professor Beliza Torres Narvaez on her brilliant show, “Resabios de Amargura or That Bitter Caberet” as part of Teatro del Pueblo’s “From Puerto Rico …with Love?”
Professor Torres Narvaez directed and performed in the show at the Avalon Theatre this past weekend. The show received rave reviews from all those who saw it!

Sustainability-related grant available – Deadline TOMORROW

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Looking for funding for sustainability-related course development, conference travel, research, internships, or other ideas? The College Sustainability grant we received is in its last year of funding, and the grant team is requesting all proposals for funding be made by February 26 in order to prioritize spending for the spring and summer. Remember that we think about sustainability broadly – environmental, economic, social, and personal wellness – on our campus, in our neighboring community, and among our institutional partners. It includes stewarding a culture of sustainability alongside of our most precious resources – Air, Land, Water, Built Environment, People, Food, and Energy.

Funding is available for:
Conference Travel: up to $750 faculty/$600 students
Course Development: $1,500
Faculty Research: $4,000
Student Research with Faculty Mentor: student stipend – $4,000; faculty stipend – $1,000
Off-Campus Internship with Community Partner – up to $4,200
Other: Flexible – depends on project needs and available funding

The proposals are selected for funding based on the following criteria:
-Relevance to the grant objectives
-Significance and potential for long-term impact on campus sustainability culture
-Interdisciplinarity, multifunctionality

Learn more and apply!

MN Urban Debate Supply Drive: Seeking pens, highlighters, and expanding file folders

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The MN Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University which provides academic competitive debate programming for Twin Cities high schools and middle schools. Our middle school debate season is underway. The Spanish Debate League, East African Debate Initiative, and Financial Literacy debates seasons are upcoming, and we need supplies!

Please reach out to froehlic@augsburg.edu if you have highlighters, pens, or expanding file folders (with 8+ pockets) to donate. We will accept gently used donations.

Join us for a Free and Flavorful Friendraiser. Learn More About the MNUDL, a Program of Augsburg

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to 1,200 middle school and high school students in the Twin Cities. We love being part of the Augsburg community, and we want to connect more Auggies to our cause! That’s why we’re inviting you to join us at our free & flavorful friendraiser at Surly Brewing Company this spring.

MNUDL Friendraiser
@ Surly Brewing Company
March 12, 2020
5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Bring a friend and don’t worry about bringing a donation. This will just be a fun, casual event to hang out, meet some interesting people, and learn more about ways to connect with our organization!

We hope to see you there!

Please email us at mnudl@augsburg.edu if you have any questions.

You don’t need a ticket to attend, but please RSVP below (for planning purposes):

RSVP Here

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 2

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 14. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (https://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/zyzzogeton/) by March 2nd (a mentor-approved abstract is required to register).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact Lara Crombie, crombie@augsburg.edu.

URGO Website

Free Trip to Holocaust Museum Through the MINNE Fellowship

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The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select universities to participate in the program. Five Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.
The 2020 trip will take place on April 23rd. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446.
Eligibility:
• U.S. Citizen
• Full-time student
• Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2021
• 3.0 GPA or higher

Apply for 2020-2021 Public Leadership Scholars Programs

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CURRENT STUDENTS:

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 these 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 the Christian tradition, through interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science and receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Who is Eligible?
Christensen and Interfaith Scholars – Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2020-21 academic year.

Sabo Scholars – Current students (any level) who plan to study on campus all of the 2020-21 academic year.

More details:
Christensen Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program/
Interfaith Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/interfaith-scholars-program/apply
Sabo Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/sabo-scholars/

APPLYING: Details about the process are avaialble https://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2020/02/14/public-leadership-scholar-opportunity-for-2020-21/
The application deadline is March 9, 2020.

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

It’s Not Too Late to Submit Your Nominations for the Teaching and Learning Awards

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The Call for Nominations – Extended to Monday, March 2 at Noon.

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the annual Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards. 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 or full-time staff who have been employed at the university for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

Find more information, as well as the nomination form, in the link below.

CTL Awards

Teaching Tip Tuesday: “End on an Intro”

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For this week’s Teaching Tip, check out the article linked below on how to ensure your students come to class excited and ready to learn. You can find other helpful tips at https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/resources/teaching-tips-and-resources/.

Look for Teaching Tips to be posted in A-mail on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Watch for Tech Tips on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.

End on an Intro

Important Information Regarding CTL Travel Grants

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Because of a budget shortfall, CTL is not accepting/approving any new applications for travel within the current fiscal year.

-If your travel is near the end of this fiscal year, and you are willing to use personal funds and wait until after June 1 for reimbursement to be processed, you can submit an application. However, this will be coming from your 2020-2021 funds.

-This does not affect travel applications already submitted and approved. If you already received an approval for travel this fiscal year (travel taking place before the end of May), then follow instructions as outlined in your travel grant approval.

-This does not affect any adjunct travel grants/professional development funding.

-We are accepting applications for travel between June and December starting March 1.

CTL Grants

Application Open for Augsburg Senior Leadership Society

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Campus Life is currently accepting applications for the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors (i.e., those graduating in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2020) for their leadership contributions during their tenure at Augsburg University.

To apply, visit https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/forms. When you get to the webpage, click on 2020 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society Application.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12.

Those accepted into the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society will be inducted and recognized at the 21st Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 5 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

Questions? Email campuslife@augsburg.edu.

Nominations Open for 2020-21 Augsburg Leadership Awards

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Nominations are open for the 2020-2021 Augsburg Leadership Awards!

These awards recognize student leaders and student organizations for their innovation and outstanding leadership during this academic year. Recipients will be honored at the 21st Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards on Sunday, April 5 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

To nominate yourself or others, visit https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/forms. When you get to the website, click on “2019-2020 Augsburg Leadership Awards Nomination Form.”

We strongly encourage all faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members to submit nominations; self-nominations are also encouraged. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, March 12 by 5:00 p.m.

To nominate an individual or a student organization, and for more information on the award descriptions and criteria, please click here.

Questions? Email campuslife@augsburg.edu

Assessment Day TODAY: Graduate Level Workshop Moved to OGC 113

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The Graduate Level Learning Outcomes Session originally scheduled to take place in OGC 114 is being moved to OGC 113.

Graduate Level Learning Outcomes
Oren 113
We have two goals for our session on February 25th:
1. We will review the current set of graduate program learning outcomes for each program and discuss:
a. the ways in which graduate level learning outcomes map to the mission
b. the ways in which they are scaffolded at a higher level than our undergraduate learning outcomes.
2. We will identify if there are graduate level learning outcomes that are ‘shared’ by all graduate programs. Can we call them out explicitly as part of our commitment to graduate students at Augsburg?

Undergraduate General Education Learning Outcomes
Oren Gateway 100
A new, streamlined set of General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs) is needed to better understand students’ learning experience in courses in the General Education curriculum. During this session we will review the proposed learning outcomes and examine how they relate to institutional outcomes. We will discuss how the proposed GELOs can accommodate the current curriculum, and yet be flexible to proposed curricular changes. This workshop will offer faculty and staff an opportunity to comment on the proposed outcomes, and help develop preliminary plans for how and where these outcomes can be assessed.

February 26 Workshop on Funding Searches and Small Grants

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Workshop on Funding Searches & Small Grants – Wed., Feb. 26 (3:30 – 5pm), Lindell 301
The Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs is hosting an event series to support ongoing grant proposal development among faculty and staff. The next session is Wednesday, February 26 (3:30 – 5pm) in Lindell 301.

The topic is Funding Searches & Small Grants. Mary Hollerich of Lindell Library will discuss how to conduct funding searches for grants, and how the Library can help during the lifecycle of your grant. OGSP will give numerous examples of small grants across the disciplines. Twenty minutes will be reserved at the end for writing, consultations, and planning.

Everyone is welcome to attend! If you have a specific interest in grant funding, please let us know in advance. You are welcome to attend even if you have not pinpointed your interest area. Please RSVP to causey@augsburg.edu and contact Lauren Causey with questions.

Link: http://library.augsburg.edu/grants/howto#s-lg-box-16912579

(Event was rescheduled from Feb. 12)

National Endowment for the Humanities — upcoming local workshops for grant funding

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There are a few upcoming, local, workshops about grant funding from National Endowment for the Humanities. Augsburg faculty are welcome to register and attend the workshops at nearby campuses:

MARCH 10 – ST OLAF COLLEGE
St. Olaf is hosting NEH’s Dr. Russell Wyland in Northfield on Tuesday, March 10
2:15 – 3:30pm Overview of NEH Programs
3:45 – 5pm Tips on Writing an Application/Mock Review Panel. 
Location: Black Ballroom, Buntrock Commons
Faculty are welcome to attend the program in Northfield. One-on-one meetings with Dr. Wyland have already filled, but faculty members may request to be added to a waiting list. Please RSVP to Melissa Hager via email at <hager@stolaf.edu> by Friday, February 28. 
 
MARCH 11 – UNIV OF ST THOMAS
St. Thomas will host a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Application Writing Workshop on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Led by Dr. Russel Wyland
12:30 – 1pm check in
1pm – 2:15pm The 1st session will include an overview of NEH programs and initiatives,
as well as tips and strategies for preparing quality applications.
2:30 – 4pm  The 2nd session will focus on strategies for writing competitive
proposals
Location: 100 McNealy Hall, Building #31
Register by 3/6 at this link https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ef-BoIwx7EWV8zjrwoAUcs7d1irAynRCmtbGPqwKKOpUMEgwMzA1QjhOUkowVU5KQ0c2SzBFS0EwMS4u

MARCH 27 – UNIV OF MN
On March 27, 12:30-3:15 pm, the College of Liberal Arts at the University of MN will be hosting a workshop led by National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Senior Program Officer Mary Macklem. While the primary focus will be the Fellowship, she will also provide an overview of funding opportunities throughout NEH.  The event will take place on the east bank of the Minneapolis campus, in Walter Library 101. Slots for individual appointments are all taken.
Register at  this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-UDToXDuqQQ8lMhjoRGeEgMRQCOyhm_aAHienz7g41bB4fg/viewform