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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.

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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

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

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.

General Announcements

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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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

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!

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

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

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

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

Event Announcements

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):

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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

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.

(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.

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

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

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

Keeping Track of Auggies

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.

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