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Sustainability-related grants – Deadline February 26

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

Apply for 2020-2021 Public Leadership Scholars Programs

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

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

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 14th. 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 (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) by March 2nd (a mentor-approved abstract is required to register).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu.

Register Here

Tech Tip Tuesday: Helping Students Locate Feedback in Moodle

submitted by tensen@augsburg.edu

The Moodle grader report provides an excellent summary of students’ progress in a course, but they may miss seeing significant and specific feedback if they only look there. The following brief video explains how to see instructor comments embedded in papers and retrieve feedback from Moodle rubrics and grading guides. Instructors, consider putting this link into your Moodle course to help students learn how to access all of your feedback.

http://go.augsburg.edu/stfeedback

CTL Awards: Deadline for Nominations is Thursday

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 – Due February 20, 2020

CTL Awards

Assessment Day is One Week Away

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Next Tuesday, February 25 is Assessment Day. The Assessment Committee will be offering several workshops during the 10:50 am to 12:50 pm break from classes.

Graduate Level Learning Outcomes
Oren 114
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.

Co-Curricular Assessment Workshop
Marshall Room
Join the Co-Curricular Assessment Team for its annual Assessment Day Workshop. This year, participants will discuss the work the committee has been up to over the last year, learn about assessment results from the most up-to-date year, and engage in a professional development workshop around using data to make informed decisions around program design and implementation.

EDTalk TOMORROW

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, February 19 | EDTalk with Kathy McGillivray | 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm, Hagfors 151

Beyond Access: Welcoming Students With Disabilities In your Courses: Kathy McGillivray, Director of the CLASS/Disability Resources office, will discuss mindsets and strategies that can move us beyond accessibility toward welcome and inclusion of our students with disabilities. She will highlight some of the recurring themes the CLASS office has heard from students about approaches faculty have taken that have helped them feel valued and motivated them to succeed.

Center for Teaching and Learning

General Announcements

TODAY- Christensen Chair in Religion and Vocation candidiate on campus, Public Presentation

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

Dr. Jennifer Hockenbery Dragseth, candidate for the Bernard M. Christensen Distinguished University Chair in Religion and Vocation, will be on campus Tuesday, February 18. Her public presentation will be held in Oren Gateway Center Room 100, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Faculty and staff are invited to take advantage of opportunities to meet and hear from Dr. Hockenbery Dragseth, and are strongly encouraged to provide feedback using the feedback form: https://forms.gle/wTtesZmve3LqfXERA

The feedback form will close at 4:30 p.m. on the next business day following the presentation (closes Feb. 19).

CV Dr. Jennifer Hockenbery Dragseth

Staff Appreciation (via Staff Senate): Nominate a Colleague before February 21

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

On Thursday, March 26, from 3:30-5:00 p.m., Staff Senate will host the Annual Staff Appreciation Event in Hoversten Chapel. Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award. President Pribbenow, with the support of his leadership team, will also present an award to an outstanding department or group.

You can nominate a staff member to receive an award at the event!

Nominations will be accepted from February 3rd through February 21st.
Staff, faculty, and students are welcome to submit materials.
All materials are due no later than 5 p.m. on February 21st.
Visit the Staff Senate website to learn more about the nomination process: https://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/staff-appreciation/

The Staff Appreciation Program recognizes 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 member who has been at Augsburg for 2 years or less (as of February 1, 2020) and has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount of time.

Visit the Staff Senate website for more information about the awards: https://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/staff-appreciation/

Can’t wait until March? You can nominate a colleague to receive and Auggie Pride Award!

Visit the Staff Senate website for more information about the Auggie Pride Program: https://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride/

Thank you for helping us recognize staff contributions at Augsburg!

More information about Outstanding Staff Award Nominations on the Staff Senate Website

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

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

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

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

Event Announcements

Blood Memory

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents Blood Memory on February 19, 2020.
The title “Blood Memory” is derived from the concept that the experiences of one generation are passed onto the next through DNA. Future generations live with the shared knowledge of their ancestors – meaning there is a foundation of survival instinct and cultural identity that exists within us prior to learned experience. In many ways, this is a beautiful and poetic concept, but trauma and abuse can also be transferred intergenerationally, sometimes unknown to the carrier. This film is about acknowledging and honoring all aspects of blood memory, and how we as individuals and community members heal our collective traumas and learn to pass positive ancestral knowledge to the next generation–Director’s Statement (Blood Memory, Official Film Site)
Blood Memory, a true life “dark-horse political thriller”, tells Sandy White Hawk’s story of adoption out of her home community at a young age and her work to help the “stolen generation” of the American Indian Adoption Era return home. Intertwined with her saga is that of Mark Fiddler, an ICWA lawyer whose advocacy as co-council in Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl 2013 helped to dismantle the law he once fought to protect (Vision Maker Media). Join Sandy White Hawk for an evening of screening the film and discussion.

Where & When: February 19, 2020
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows
This event is free to the public

Native American Film Series

Free Registration and Shuttle – MN Private College Job and Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a summer internship or graduating this Spring! If yes, you will not want to miss the MN Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair taking place on Thursday, February 27, 2020, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm (come and stay for as long as you like) at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

**NO REGISTRATION FEE IN 2020!
**SHUTTLE SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED FOR FREE!

Who Should Attend:
Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, seniors, and Dec. 2019 graduates) from the Minnesota Private Colleges.

Why Attend:
By attending the Job & Internship Fair, you will have the opportunity to network with 300+ employers who are interested in starting and maintaining employment relationships with Minnesota graduates! Many of the employers who will be present at the event will be actively recruiting for jobs and internships. Other employers may anticipate hiring in the next six months. No matter what the organizations’ objectives maybe, as an attendee, you can take advantage of speaking with recruiters from a variety of different industries to learn how your career goals may fit with their hiring needs.

Registration Process:
Students must register through Handshake (link below) to attend
(no walk-ins day of fair)

Registered Employers: http://mnpcfair.org/

If you have any questions email careers@augsburg.edu or call 612-330-1148.

REGISTER & LEARN MORE ON HANDSHAKE

Commuter Check-In: Commuter Student Classroom Experience

submitted by swindall@augsburg.edu

Are you a commuter? Do you want to get connected on campus, meet other commuters, and discuss topics important to your experience here at Augsburg? Come to the Commuter Student Check-in on Monday, February 24. Our discussion topic this month will involve how being a commuter impacts your classroom experience. Snacks will be provided. Come when you can, leave when you must.

Monday, February 24
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Oren Gateway Center 100

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Space still available for “Tienda” – Don’t Miss this

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

There are still tickets available for “Tienda” – Especially on Saturday!!

Tickets are required and can be reserved following the link below
> $20 Immersive Seating (includes small samples of Mexican food & drink)
> FREE Balcony Seating

ABOUT “TIENDA”
The opera tells the story of Luis Garzón, a Mexican musician who immigrated to Minneapolis in 1886 and opened a small Mexican grocery store, or tienda, in St. Paul in the 1920s. While Luis had married an American woman and was fully integrated into Minnesotan society, his store served as a community hub for the newest arrivals from Mexico, many of whom had fled the Mexican Revolution and now toiled on the sugar beet farms of rural Minnesota. “Tienda” explores the immigrant experience: what must be left behind—and what cannot be forgotten—on the journey to a new home.

The opera is composed by Augsburg Music faculty member Reinaldo Moya and will also include the Augsburg Orchestra & The Augsburg Choir.

Reserve Tickets below…

I need tickets now!

Morning Chapel: Spirituals, Songs, and Words of Inspiration

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am today for a worship service of spirituals, songs and words of inspiration. Rev. Babette Chatman, University Pastor, and Sarah Swindall, pastoral intern, will lead the service. Musicians are Sonja Thompson, organ and piano; Deanna Davis, vocals; and Stephanie Johnson, trumpet.

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