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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

– Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
– Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue or on your arm. Do not cover with hands.
– Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, including gym equipment, computers, and cell phones.
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
– Stay home when you’re sick. If you are sick with fever and cough, call your health care provider first and follow recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Visit cdc.gov/COVID19 for more information

Teaching and Learning

3 Days in May: CTL Wants Your Ideas

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning will be offering 3 days of faculty development workshops and discussions from Tuesday, May 12th – Thursday, May 14th. In order to make for the most useful and engaging lineup, we’d like to hear your ideas. Get the most from your experience by helping to create it! Use the form below to share your suggestions.

Submit Your Ideas!

Teach, Study, or Research Abroad After You Graduate through the Fulbright Program

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

The Fulbright US Student Program offers college graduates the opportunity to participate in diplomacy in over 140 countries. Your experience could include teaching English and American Studies, working on a Master’s degree, or performing research in any field. You may apply in the summer before/fall of your senior year or after you graduate. URGO offers advising, application support, and interviews for endorsement by Augsburg University for both current students and alumni. Prepare your application for the priority deadline of July 1st, other deadlines begin in September.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact URGO@augsburg.edu for more information or attend our upcoming information session. All current students and recent alumni are welcome, even if you won’t be eligible to apply for the coming application cycle.

Fulbright Information Session
March 26th, 5:30-6:30pm
OGC 100
Food will be provided.

Fulbright Website

Wellness, Balance and Boundaries in Higher Education

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

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

Des Moines University Info Session

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, April 8
4-5:30 pm
Hagfors 106

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 kipperj@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 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

Student Support Guide

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

Students, Faculty, & Staff: If a student is struggling with academic concerns, personal concerns, health concerns, or basic needs (like food and housing), the Student Support Guide is the place to go for a comprehensive listing of available supports, both on campus and in the community. The guide is arranged by topic/student need. If you haven’t already, please check it out. The Student Support Guide can be found in the “A-Z Directory”, on the Student Affairs webpage, or on the Moodle Resources tab.

Student Support Guide

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.

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

Sign Up

Apply for LEAD Fellows Internship

submitted by tarisl@augsburg.edu

The application for LEAD Fellows Interns for the academic year 2020-2021 is now open!

The LEAD Fellows program is a great opportunity for students to develop their own leadership and civic agency through gaining meaningful work experience in community-focused organizations. LEAD Fellows have the support of a cohort of peers and Sabo Center staff as they discover what it means to be engaged citizens and critical thinkers. Fellows commit to bi-weekly meetings with the cohort as well as 2 (2 day) retreats annually, and can work up to 20 hours a week at their LEAD placement during the academic year.

Eligible students will be in their 1st or 2nd year with at least 2 years left in undergrad here at Augsburg, and interested in leadership development and social change work. The application will remain open through the week of April 6th.

Apply Now

Einstein’s Hours of Service, Spring Break

submitted by johns184@augsburg.edu

Einstein’s Bagels will be open during the spring break, Monday thru Friday. The hours of service will be 7:30am to 1:30pm.

Please keep in mind that this will be the only food service location open during the spring break. Service at all locations closes on Friday, 3/13 at 1:30. The Commons opens up on Sunday 3/22 for dinner service. All points of service resume regular hours on Monday 3/23.

Thank you, I hope everyone enjoys the break.

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 Christensen lobby near Einstein’s. Thank you!

Apply by TODAY 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: 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 TODAY, 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

Event Announcements

Intercollegiate Film Festival

submitted by petersop@augsburg.edu

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 6 PM

Red Carpet Event at 6PM / Screening at 7PM
@ Sateren Auditorium
715 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Cost to attend: FREE

Cost to submit your film or screenplay:
Free for Augsburg students with waiver code
$8.00 for students attending other colleges

Submit your film or screenplay to the 3rd Annual Intercollegiate Film Festival by March 20th

All MN college & university undergraduate filmmakers are eligible to submit.

Intercollegiate Film Festival Facebook Event

Islam Day Workshop Saturday, March 21

submitted by valeghl@augsburg.edu

Islam Day is a series of workshops dedicated to educating & helping Muslim community.
Coming up workshop is “The Essence of Islamic Civilization”:
– speaker Sheikh Jamel Ben Ameur, PhD,
– interactive activities,
– snacks and traditional food platters,
– Q&A session
Location: Al-Amaan Center, 5620 Smetana Dr., Minnetonka, MN, 55343.
Time: March 21 2020, 1.45 pm – 4.30 pm

https://www.facebook.com/alamaancenter/photos/a.262223557216059/2427175040720889/?type=3

Edible book festival? Say what?

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

Calling all cooks who love books! Lindell Library is hosting its first ever Edible Books Festival on Wednesday, April 1 and no, this is no April Fool’s joke! On that date, libraries around the world will host their own edible books festival and this year Lindell Library will join in the fun. To participate, you simply need to make a dish based on a book title or character or a literary theme, then enter it in the festival. Get creative, and the punnier you are, the better! Think: Lord of the Fries… Don Chipotle… For Whom the Taco Bell Tolls! Or, play it straight with Grapes of Wrath or James and the Giant Peach. To learn more about edible book festivals, see this Atlas Obscura article at https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/edible-book-festival.

For complete details on Lindell’s festival, rules, prizes, and inspiration, go to Edible Book Festival 2020, http://library.augsburg.edu/c.php?g=1003826&p=7270210. Or contact Mary Hollerich at holleric@augsburg.edu or x1603.

Edible Book Festival

TODAY Asian Representation in the US Media: Model Minority

submitted by daol@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Asian Student Association
PAN-ASIAN WEEK
Thursday March 12, 2020
4:00-5:00pm @Marshall Room

“Asian Representation in the US Media: Model Minority” is a session powered by AASA Pan-Asian Week. The session aims to provide the community information about the myth of “Model Minority”, explain the historical background behind that trope, and give an overview of how Asian representation has been growing in the US Media.

Food will be provided + Giveaways of bookmarks & memes!

Click here for our Facebook events!

Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education Conference July 13-15

submitted by hansonss@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Faculty and Staff:

You are invited to attend the twenty-sixth annual Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education (formerly a Lutheran College Conference) at Augsburg University from Monday, July 13th to Wednesday, July 15th.

Each year, delegations from each of the ELCA Colleges come together to explore the distinct roles that they play in higher education. One of the benefits being the host site is that we have the option of inviting more than five people to attend. This year’s theme is “Call to Place: An Education Engaging Rootedness”.

You can find the registration form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScH_iLA2_aGCUQoSeG1z5QSPMz5ja7icMcpai81MaS_5N8aJA/viewform?usp=sf_link

The conference will begin with an opening session and a dinner on the 13th at 5:00 pm, and end by 1:00 pm on the 15th.

A full agenda of the event is available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18PtbOBVyyzXEEMK5F30NkWAHjs4BQF3xchyAVKCpWzA/edit?usp=sharing

If you have questions about the event or registration please contact VOALE@augsburg.edu or call 612-330-1403.

Friday, March 20: International Women’s Day Commemoration

submitted by ahmedl@augsburg.edu

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th), CARE, Global Minnesota, Resources for the Enrichment of African Lives (REAL) and Augsburg University will bring together leaders from International and local NGOs to highlight the critical role of women’s leadership in preventing and combating gender-based violence globally.

It is estimated that at least one in three women globally will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime. Despite the overwhelming challenges women face in combatting gender-based violence, women are leading the way towards lives free from violence. Join us for a panel discussion featuring speakers who are combatting gender-based violence locally and globally and learn how you can take action!

Speakers include:

Dr. Ellen J. Kennedy, Founder and Executive Director of World Without Genocide

Dr. Jennifer Waltman, Chief Well-Being Officer, MN Indian Women Resource Center

Katie Kraft, Senior Regional Advocacy Manager, CARE USA

Tsehai Wodajo, Executive Director, Resources for the Enrichment of African Lives (REAL)

Etmet Assefa Asamrie, Presiding Judge, Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-womens-day-celebration-tickets-96997475059

Register for Spring Vocation Lunch with Paul Pribbenow

submitted by nondie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Faculty and Staff,

You are invited to attend the spring Mission & Identity Vocation lunch “Called to be a Post-Modern Missionary?” with Paul C. Pribbenow, Augsburg University President, on Tuesday, April 7th from 12:15 to 1:25 p.m.

Note: Spaces are limited so you must register in order to attend this event.

Learn More and Register at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJ2o2pPOxgOzLHJElI1AmIj4bGhTQLLij5Rmv-RXa2tMx_hg/viewform

The Mission & Identity Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

If you have any questions, please contact Janice Dames in Campus Ministry at 612-330-1732 or dames@augsburg.edu.

We hope to see you there!

Spring Vocation Lunch

Thursday: Free Food. New Friends. Join Us at Surly and Learn About Augsburg’s MN Urban Debate League

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):

Register for the Event

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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.