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Jessica Nathanson Scholarly 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

Des Moines University Info Session

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Meet with Anna Cruz, Recruitment and Admissions Specialist, to learn more about Des Moines University’s health sciences programs which include: osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physician assistant, physical therapy, public health, health care administration, anatomy, and biomedical sciences. Learn more about what DMU seeks in a competitive applicant and what a successful admit profile looks like. Contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu if you have any questions.

Suture Lab Workshop

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, March 25
6 pm
Hagfors 150A

Learn about the field of podiatric medicine from five physicians as they host a “dry” suture workshop where no bio-hazard refuse is created. Space is limited so email Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu to sign up.

Why consider a career in podiatric medicine?
• A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) is a specialist in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lower extremity disorders, diseases and injuries.
• DPMs can specialize in a variety of areas such as surgery, orthopedics, or public health. Besides these certified specialties, podiatrists may practice a subspecialty such as sports medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, radiology, geriatrics, or diabetic foot care.
• The DPM is a vital member of the health-care team. He or she is often the first to detect symptoms of diabetes or peripheral vascular disease because of the human foot’s interrelation with the rest of the body.

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.

EDTalk with Lyz Wendland: Wednesday, March 25

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

“Wellness, Balance and Boundaries in Higher Education”

Join Lyz Wendland, Assistant Professor of Art & Design as she discusses wellness, balance and boundaries inside and outside of the classroom. Sharing activities practiced in her teaching, this session will serve as a starting point for a longer upcoming workshop at 3 Days in May.

Wednesday, March 25 | EDTalk with Lyz Wendland | 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm, Hagfors 151

Center for Teaching and Learning

General Announcements

Apply for 2020-2021 Public Leadership Scholars Programs

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: https://www.augsburg.edu/interfaith/interfaith-scholars/
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 extended to March 12, 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

Volunteer Opportunity for Spanish Speakers: Judge the Spanish Debate League for HS and MS Students

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Share Your Spanish Skills

Judge Spanish Debate – No Prior Experience Needed!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a nonprofit program of Augsburg University. We provide debate programming to over 1,200 students in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, including our nearly 150 Spanish Debate League students. We’re looking for fluent, Spanish-speaking debate judges at tournaments this April.

What Judges Do:

Judges will observe rounds conducted completely in Spanish, determine winners for each round, and provide comments to help students improve their reading, critical thinking, and Spanish language skills.

Why Judge Spanish Debate League?

Participation in debate helps students improve their academic skills, including reading comprehension and critical thinking, increases their confidence, and provides access to higher education through the Augsburg Promise Scholarship. As a judge, you’ll be a part of creating these outcomes for our Spanish Debate League students!

Schedule

Save the date! Volunteer shifts last from 3:30-7:00 PM. Locations are TBA:

* Tuesday, April 14
* Thursday, April 16
* Tuesday, April 28
* Thursday, April 30
* Monday, May 11 (Championship)

Volunteer dates and locations will be updated on our website.

Sign Up to Judge

Outstanding Staff Awards – Last day for nominations

submitted by petersj4@augsburg.edu

Please help us recognize your amazing and committed staff colleagues!

Today is the final day to submit nominations to honor outstanding staff and outstanding newcomers. 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 up to 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/

Event Announcements

Ghost Town to Havana – Monday, March 9

submitted by batemank@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg baseball program, in conjunction with the Department of Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies, Latinx Student Services, and the Center for Global Education and Experience, will be hosting a screening of Ghost Town to Havana on Monday, March 9th starting at 6:00 p.m. in Science 123.

Following the film, members of the baseball program will discuss their recent educational trip to Cuba in January.

Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Science 123

Proposed Timeline
6:00 p.m. – Welcome
6:10 p.m. – Start the film
7:45 p.m. – Current players share their experiences
8:00 p.m. – Q & A, wrap-up

If you have any questions, email Keith Bateman at batemank@augsburg.edu.

Ghost Town to Havana

All About Bias Workshop

submitted by mouajj@augsburg.edu

This workshop has a hybrid, e-learning group format that provides participants with an introduction to understanding and responding to unconscious bias during workplace interactions and in workplace settings. Relevant to faculty and staff of all levels, participation in this workshop can positively impact all aspects of Augsburg University. Additionally, this workshop explores the hidden and pervasive nature of unconscious bias. More specifically, it examines how unconscious bias works in the human brain, how it impacts decisions, and how individuals can respond when they encounter it in themselves and others.

To register for this workshop, click HERE.

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Protecting Indigenous and Sacred Land Through Media: Bears Ears and Other Current Struggles

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Native American Film Series presents: PROTECTING INDIGENOUS AND SACRED LAND THROUGH MEDIA: BEARS EARS AND OTHER CURRENT STRUGGLES with filmmaker Angelo Baca.
Shásh Jaa’ (Bears Ears) encompasses 1.9 million acres of southeastern Utah wilderness and is considered sacred lands to local Native American tribes. The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is an effort of 5 different tribal nations (Navajo, Ute, Ute Mountain Ute, Hopi, Zuni) coming together to protect this pristine ecological area from natural resource extraction development and environmental destruction. This documentary follows Angelo Baca and his grandmother, the director, and the developing Coalition’s efforts on the way to convince the Obama administration to make this area a designated National Monument with a collaborative management plan working in partnership with these tribes.
Join Angelo Baca (Navajo and Hopi) in his screening of Shásh Jaa’ (Bears Ears) and a discussion of current Indigenous land struggles concerning land, water, and natural resources.

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Location and Time
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

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, with a range of programs including national topic policy debate, Spanish Debate League, East African Debate Initiative, Financial Literacy Debates, and more.

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 at Eventbrite

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 April 1

Get more information about CGEE Southern Africa and apply online

Info Session: Fall 2020 Communication Semester in Mexico

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Come learn more about the fall 2020 semester in Mexico for Communications Majors and Minors. Earn credit towards your Comm Studies major or minor, as well as other electives: Lab Science, Modern Language, Religion II, Humanities, and more!
A semester in Mexico is one of the MOST AFFORDABLE study abroad programs. Come to learn more!

COMMUNICATION SEMESTER INFO SESSION
Tuesday, March 10
11:30 – noon
Riverside Room (3rd Floor Christensen, next to Commons)

questions: abroad@augsburg.edu

Learn more about the Communication Semester

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 receive a $1500 CGEE Travel Grant on top of your fin aid, just for being an Auggie!
-Daily living costs are lower than in Minnesota!
-Ask about the Airfare Scholarship for Auggies going on this program

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

Apply by April 1

Get more information and apply online

(hair)Cutz 4 Queers

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, (hair)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 news, we’ve already started getting donations for our fundraiser!

As a new incentive, we’re starting a ‘pay it forward’ initiative. Perhaps you can’t make it to the event, or have some extra cash to ‘pay forward’?! You can now sponsor a haircut.

During the event, we will be keeping track of ‘pay it forward’ cuts for anyone in need…we have enough donations for 3 cuts.

We hope to see you at the event next week.

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

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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.