Hagfors Center Weekly Update: Framing for the Elm Wall in the Lobby

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

It’s the last week of classes before finals and commencement, which is Saturday, April 29 — the one-year anniversary of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Hagfors Center. This week’s Hagfors Center construction overview includes updates on the following topics:

• Street closure beginning May 1
• Framing of the interior lobby wall (including photo)
• Exterior glass (including photo)
• Green roof
• Window accent colors
• Electrical yard
• Interior work (including photo of installation progress on lab casework)

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of April 17, 2017.

Morning Chapel: Augsburg Orchestra

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Come and enjoy musical performances by the Augsburg Orchestra. Senior Greg Lewis will preach. In Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 a.m.

• Wednesday, April 19 at 10:40 a.m.: Senior Chapel with Hannah Thiry ‘17.  Borodin String Quartet featuring Erika Parvi, Kristina Krasnokutski, Dr. Reinaldo Moya, and Michael Obert.
• Thursday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m.: Senior Chapel with Emma Blom ’17. Music by Handel featuring Lauren Capps, soprano and Kaylie Johnson (’17) trumpet
• Friday, April 21 at 10:40 a.m.: Come and celebrate Earth Day and the last day of classes!  Musicians include Ray Makeever (flute), the Augsburg Choir, Riverside Singers and Cedar Singers.

More Info

Academy of American Poets John R. Mitchell Award Announced

submitted by waterman@augsburg.edu

Senior English major Anne Dierberger has won the 2017 Academy of American Poets John R. Milton Award for her poem, “Them, again.” Marimar Bustos received Honorable Mention for her poem, “Recounting El Mozote.” The judge was Matt Rasmussen, National Book Award finalist and winner of the Walt Whitman Award and visiting poet at Gustavus Adolphus College.

How to Identify Racism Video & Discussion–Tonight

submitted by linersa@augsburg.edu

Tonight, join Students for Racial Justice for a showing of the documentary The Angry Eyes, which follows educator Jane Elliot’s social experiment to teach her students what racism is. The video will be followed by a guided discussion. Before the event, SRJ will hold a brief info session for students interested in joining the organization. Info at 5:30, video at 6 in OGC 201. Food will be available. All are welcome!

Bike Commuter Breakfast

submitted by lgeorge@augsburg.edu

Join other cyclists for breakfast on April 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the Commons.

As a way to build Augsburg’s bike commuter community and encourage others to bike to work instead of drive, let’s all have breakfast together. Join us if you regularly bike to work, have biked even once in the last year, or even are thinking about biking to work.

Hosted by Matt Fischer and Lee George

*Paying for breakfast is on your own.

If you have questions contact Lee at lgeorge@augsburg.edu.

Share a #MaroonMilestone TODAY

submitted by swansonl@augsburg.edu

Auggies: Join us TODAY between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. by posting a 2016-17 #maroonmilestone on social media. Then sit back and wait for your reward. We will find you. We will caffeinate you. (Or sugar you up, whatever you prefer…you deserve it.)

Example tweet: “Sweet internship turned into a post-grad job! #maroonmilestone”

So, have fun with it, keep it real, pat yourself on the back, and inspire the world. Every one of your posts casts a vision of possibility for current Auggies and those to come! Thanks for inspiring us and thanks for sharing your life with your community!

*A #maroonmilestone can be shared via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Full details

Prof. Swanson presents at Popular Culture conference

submitted by liddle@augsburg.edu

Kathryn Swanson, professor of English, was an invited presenter in Mystery/Detective Fiction at the recent Popular Culture/American Culture conference in San Diego. She used Julie Schumacher’s epistolary novel “Dear Committee Members” as one example in her talk on “Extending the Boundaries.” Swanson discussed the world of academe as an insular community and therefore as an appropriate setting for the sub-genre of the cozy mystery.

Last Week of Classes Means It’s Time to Find the WL

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

Deadlines are looming! Find help in the Writing Lab to finish your papers, reports, applications, resumes — whatever you need to write or revise before the term ends. The writing tutors are ready to help in the WL located in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. Tutors will work with any Augsburg student with any writing assignment during these hours:

Mondays: 11:10 a.m.–1:40 p.m.; 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m.; 7:30–10 p.m.
Wednesdays: 3:30–6 p.m.; 6:30–9 p.m.
Thursdays: 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m.; 7:30–10 p.m.
Fridays: 4–6:30 p.m.
Sundays: 5–8 p.m.

You’re invited to Spring Brunch May 6

submitted by waggoner@augsburg.edu

Please join us for the annual SPRING BRUNCH sponsored by the Augsburg Associates on Saturday, May 6, in Hoversten Chapel, beginning with registration at 9:30 a.m. The theme is Bon Voyage – Augsburg’s Alumni Travel Program. Katie Koch ’01, director of alumni and constituent relations, will share her experiences and photos from the recent trip to Germany, which celebrated the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, and will speak about the history of the travel program. Professor Kathy Swanson, who led the January 2017 trip to Thailand and Cambodia, will highlight her travel stories and photos.
The cost of this event is $30 per person. There is also an opportunity to sponsor a student for $30. Friends, family, and all Augsburg alumni welcome! Register now at augsburg.edu/alumni/events or call Becky at 612-330-1085 with your credit card information.

Call for Student Hosts

submitted by mangana@augsburg.edu

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is seeking students who can act as hosts for visiting students in the Fall of 2017. Students are asked to step forward as hosts to other college and university students who will be visiting the Twin Cities for the Forum from the 14th-16th of September.
If you know you are living on campus next Fall, then you would make a perfect host! Anderson, Luther, and Mortensen would make great spaces for visiting students to stay, but any on campus living area would be fantastic. We are looking for students who would be willing to help out and provide space for 2-3 nights.
As a host you will have the opportunity to get to know a student outside of Augsburg. It is a great experience that allows you to meet some new faces and contribute to the college’s rich academic community. By being a host you can get to know a student from another college or university and get to know more about other colleges and how they run. You will be the student’s best introduction to the city! If you want to gain a new connection and meet students from other colleges/universities, then this is perfect for you!

If you would like to be a student host, or have any questions about hosting please email or call!


Auditions for the 2017-18 Augsburg Choir

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

Auditions for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Choir will be held in the Music Building (Choir Room – M3) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24, 25 and 26.

HISTORY: The choir, now in its 84th year, is one of Augsburg’s oldest ongoing organizations. For the past 37 years it has been the anchor ensemble of the college’s Advent Vespers which is attended by some 8000 people each year.

THIS NEXT YEAR: Mark Sedio (’76) will continue as conductor for this forthcoming academic year. In addition to his role at Augsburg, Sedio is Cantor (Director of Music) at Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis. He is a widely published composer, choral and organ clinician, stand-up comedian, teacher and a specialist in multi-cultural/world music. This forthcoming year the choir will not only focus on choral repertoire from Europe (i.e. Iceland, Slovakia, Germany, Estonia), the United States and Latin America – but will partner with the National Lutheran Choir and Palestinian ethnomusicologist Zafer Tawil for a program highlighting music of the Middle East and North Africa.

SCHEDULE: The Augsburg Choir meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 6:00 (usually 5:40 to accommodate evening classes).

WHO? YOU! Membership in the choir (by audition) is open to ANY and ALL Augsburg undergraduate students – regardless of discipline/major. Over the years we’ve worked out schedules to include those involved in athletics (football, soccer, lacrosse) and theater.

HOW? Sign-up sheets for auditions will be available at the CHOIR DESK in Christensen Hall (10:30 to 11:30) and will then be posted outside the choir room in the music building. No preparation necessary.

Audition Schedule:
Monday, April 24 3:45 to 4:45
Tuesday, April 25 4:00 to 5:45
Wednesday, April 26 3:45 to 4:45

If you have questions – please contact Mark Sedio at Sedio@augsburg.edu.

Feedback on Asst Provost for Global Education

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

Please provide your feedback on the candidates:

Assistant Provost of Global Education & Experience

Karen Rodriguez, PhD – visits on 4/17 – survey closes 4/18

Heidi Soneson, PhD – visits on 4/18 – survey closes 4/19

Patrick Mulvihill, MPA – visits on 4/19 – survey closes 4/20

Asst. Provost of Global Education & Experience-Finalist Presentations

submitted by ally@augsburg.edu

Please join the campus community to meet the 3 finalists for the position of Assistant Provost of Global Education & Experience. Finalist presentations will describe their vision for global education at Augsburg University and how their leadership style will serve as a catalyst for realizing this vision. Each presentation will be followed by QA.

• Monday, 4/17 2:45-3:30, OGC 100 | Karen Rodriguez
• Tuesday, 4/18 2:45-3:30, OGC 100 | Heidi Soneson
• Wednesday, 4/19 2:45-3:30, Lindell 301 | Patrick Mulvihill

Surveys to gather campus community feedback will be available after each presentation

CV Links:
Karen Rodriguez: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-NMQlb0pRHoSExPb2t0dDlVQzg

Heidi Soneson: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-NMQlb0pRHoOXFwUC1BcjR3cTg

Patrick Mulvihill: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-NMQlb0pRHoMWdaM1dLLWZuRVE

May 2017 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

The May 2017 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute will concentrate on select foundational principles of creating more inclusive classrooms and interactions by focusing on improving communication and conflict resolution across cultures and by improving the success of all students through culturally responsive teaching across majors.

● The Institute will be divided into a morning session and an afternoon session.
● Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
● Institute will be led by a faculty/staff collaboration.
● There are only 36 spaces available for the institute, and participants must register by using the link below. (A waiting list will be instituted if registration surpasses 36 participants.)
● Participation in the Institute counts towards a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program requirement.
● If you have attended the Intercultural Conflict Styles Workshop, some information during the Institute may be repeated.

Attention: Please do not register for the Institute unless you are able to commit to both the morning and afternoon session.

Questions concerning the Institute should be directed to diversity@augsburg.edu.

Click here to register!

Help Needed

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

Seeking students to assist with setup/strike for the upcoming Masterworks Chorale performance. Equipment includes choral risers, choral shells, orchestra chairs/stands/percussion, etc. Please let me know if you are interested and available (full details below) ASAP.

Need 2 more students
Pay is $80 for whole thing
First preference is for students available for all 3 times listed below, but I will definitely consider Thursday only …and Friday only … If that is your only schedule option!

Thursday, April 20 – about 2:15-3:30-ish … Load truck at Augsburg
Thursday, April 20 – about 4-6 p.m. … Unload truck and set up at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (285 Dale St. N, St. Paul)
Friday, April 21 – about 8:45-10:15 p.m. … Strike and load truck at Church in St. Paul, unload at Augsburg

Cathy Knutson, M25-C – knutsonc@augsburg.edu

Donate used athletic shoes and equipment to Cedar Riverside

submitted by ribeiro@augsburg.edu

The HPE Department is collecting gently used athletic shoes and equipment for the Cedar Riverside School and the Check it out program. Please drop off items at the collection boxes located in the 3rd floor of Kennedy Center and Sabo Center. We will collect items until April 21. Yard games would be greatly appreciated, but any donations would be great.

Movie and discussion night: Precious

submitted by parenta@augsburg.edu

On Friday April 21st, join The Women’s Resource Center for a showing of Precious (2009), which follows an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction. The film will be followed by a guided discussion. Popcorn will be available. Join us from 4-6 in the Student Lounge. All are welcome!

Preparing for CTP and Professional Review

submitted by pike@augsburg.edu

Faculty who are in the queue for third year review, tenure, or promotion are strongly encourage to attend the CTL sponsored workshop on preparing for formal review. Diane Pike, Jill Dawe and Bonnie Tensen will guide the workshop including attention to how to construct the Moodle portfolio. We also welcome all faculty who will participate in annual reviews or nontenure track review who may benefit from ideas about documenting teaching and service, in particular.
The workshop is May 11 from 1-4:30 and attendees are asked to participate for the full time of the session. Room is Oren 200. We request rsvps by Monday May 8th. Any questions welcome: pike@augsburg.edu.

Student Employment – Summer 2017

submitted by michaem2@augsburg.edu

Summer employment begins April 30th, 2017. If you are planning on having students working over the summer, please be sure to review the information below regarding student positions for summer employment.

Summer student rates will be as follows:

Student Rate: $9.50
Student Supervisory Rate: $10.50
Research Rates: $11.00 – $14.00

Steps to follow when hiring a student worker for summer 2017

1. Students returning into a position they held previously will only need a Student Employment Hire Form submitted through Hirezon/Interview Exchange.

2. Looking for a student worker to hire? Any new position will need to be posted through Human Resources to the internal student jobs board. Student Requisitions can be submitted though Hirezon/Interview Exchange. Once it’s submitted, we will post the position online. Hiring managers will be able to view applications in real time through the system.

3. When you’ve selected a student to hire, complete the Student Employment Hire Form through Hirezon/Interview Exchange. Students who have never worked on campus before will need to fill out additional HR forms, including a background check, before they will be authorized to work.

Instructions for navigating Hirezon/Interview Exchange can be found at the link below.


Questions? Email HR at hr@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1058.


CTL Fellow Nominations Closing Soon

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is looking for faculty members interested in serving as CTL Fellows. CTL Faculty Fellows assist the CTL Director in designing and organizing programs with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning at Augsburg. Fellows are also eligible for additional travel funds to spend on professional development. Nominations, both self and of your peers, should be sent to ctl@augsburg.edu by April 20th.

Augsburg College Bookstore Hours

submitted by hendricb@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg College Bookstore hours for this week are as follows:
Monday (April 17th) – Thursday (April 20th): 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday (April 21st): 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday (April 22nd): 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

**If you are still in need of Graduation Garb, please feel free to come and see us in the bookstore! We will be selling Graduation Regalia from now through Commencement.

Study Abroad/Away Is Hiring Student Workers

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Study Abroad/Away is hiring.

Calling all study abroad returnees and international students. The Center for Global Education & Experience is hiring a new Peer Advisor to start this summer.

This is a key office support position supporting students who want to study abroad or study away in the US. Responsibilities in this position include: Peer Advising, library upkeep, office management, Event Promotion, Maintenance of online application system, and study abroad/away promotion through peer-to-peer outreach, class visits, tabling, and social media.

We can offer 15-35 hours per week this summer (depending on your schedule/needs) and/or starting in August. During the semesters, we offer 10 hours per week.

Click the link below for job description and application. Contact abroad@augsburg.edu for more information or questions.

Job Info & Application

Earn $500 for One Week – Scrubs Camp Counselors Needed

submitted by peacock@augsburg.edu

Counselors are needed to work at Metro Scrubs Camp at Augsburg from July 10 – July 14; 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM daily. Counselors earn $500 for the week. Metro Scrubs Camp provides opportunities for high school students from throughout the Twin Cities area to explore health careers by engaging in interactive sessions led by health care professionals. For the job description and application form, go to http://www.healthforceminnesota.org/students/scrubscamp_jobs.html. Questions? Contact Hli Vang at 612-330-1530; scrubscamp@augsburg.edu.

Employers Tabling on Campus – TODAY

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

FRASER: Fraser is Minnesota’s largest and most experienced provider of autism services. Fraser also provides services for over 60 different disabilities for children and adults with special needs through healthcare, education, and housing. They have career opportunities across many areas of the company, but see our greatest need for entry level roles supporting healthcare and mental healthcare services. They currently have full – time and part-time opportunities available. http://www.fraser.org/

READING PARTNERS: Reading Partners is a nonprofit organization working to address the achievement gap by helping students become lifelong readers through the power of individualized instruction. They believe that the ability to read transforms lives and communities and they are looking for idealistic and passionate people to join their 2017-18 team in this work. http://readingpartners.org/

PRAIRIE RIVER HOME CARE: Prairie River Home Care evolved from Prairie River Inc., a company started in 1989 which provided personal care attendant services to disabled individuals. In 1996, Prairie River Home Care became a Medicare certified home care agency offering a broad range of services to individuals of all ages. They are looking for full-time and part-time employees. http://www.prhomecare.com/

Pre-Health Application Bootcamp

submitted by kipper@augsburg.edu

Pre-Health Application Bootcamp is a series of guided workshops where participants work on centralized applications to health professional programs, personal statements, and secondary applications. Bootcamp begins with a personal statement workshop on Wednesday, May 3 from 11 am – 1 pm in Sverdrup 205. Jo Peterson will present “Your Favorite Burger: Five Paragraph Method to Create a Snatched Personal Statement.” Contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu for more information. To register, go to: https://goo.gl/forms/OsStohtkGzeMmwkp2

Hagfors Center: A year of construction work

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Work on the Hagfors Center construction site began one year ago — in April 2016. Today, as Augsburg heads into the final month of the spring 2017 semester, construction continues on both the exterior and interior of the building.

This week’s construction overview includes updates on the following topics:
>>Back entrance
>>Window accent colors
>>Main entrance
>>Green roof
>>Fourth-floor exterior
>>Temporary fencing in the community garden
>>Scaffolding in the lobby area
>>North elevator
>>Tile work
>>Lights and electrical conduit
>>Basement mechanical room

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of April 3, 2017.

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of April 3, 2017.

Next week: Focused Conversations on University Structure

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Next week — Tuesday and Wednesday, April 11 and 12 — Provost Karen Kaivola will facilitate Focused Conversations on the implications for our institutional structure of the transition to Augsburg University. See details and add to your calendar using the links below.

Tuesday, April 11, 2 p.m., Oren 100
Add to calendar:

Wednesday, April 12, 12:30 p.m., Marshall
Add to calendar:

Additional “All About Bias” Workshop Offered

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

An additional “All About Bias” workshop has been added in May!

“All About Bias” is a hybrid, group-format e-learning workshop that is a part of the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program and provides an introduction to understanding and responding to unconscious bias in any workplace setting or interaction. Relevant to employees of all levels, participation in this workshop can positively impact all aspects of an organization. This workshop explores the hidden and pervasive nature of unconscious bias – how it works in the human brain, how it can impact workplace interactions and decisions, and how individuals can respond when they encounter it in themselves.

For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu.

Click here to register!

Four Days in May for Faculty Development

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

In early May, CTL will be sponsoring a series of workshops and other faculty development events over four days: May 8 through May 11. These engaging sessions, with designated time to share a cup of coffee, will provide opportunities for both professional development and community-building!

Monday, May 8
9:00am – Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop
More information coming soon!

Tuesday, May 9
9:00am – A Roundtable Discussion on Working with Student Researchers
10:15am – Coffee Break
10:45am – Making Good Connections: Teaching via Interactive Video Conferencing
12:30am – Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome

Wednesday, May 10
9:00am – Creating Documents Accessible to Everyone. It’s Not Just a Good Idea, It’s the Law!
10:15am – Coffee Break
10:45am – Exploring the Possibilities of Virtual Reality and 360* Video
12:30pm – Building Resilience in Students with Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges

Thursday, May 11
9:00am – Open Faculty Discussion: Interpreting and Reflecting on Student Feedback
10:15am – Coffee Break
10:45am – Classroom Management Strategies to Engage Today’s Student: A Roundtable Discussion
1:00pm – CTL Portfolio Workshop
4:30 – Open Discussion (Happy Hour) on Academic Freedom

Add these events to your own Google calendar now!

Organics Recycling Facility Field Trip TODAY

submitted by roschene@augsburg.edu

Today the Environmental Stewardship Committee is taking a field trip to tour the Mdewakanton Sioux Community Organics Recycling Facility. If you are still interested in attending there is room for you! We have transportation provided at no cost and we will have pizza for when we arrive back on campus.

We will be leaving at 3:15pm, a bus will be by the music hall here on campus, and plan to arrive at the facility at 4pm. The tour will take approximately an hour and we will arrive back at Augsburg between 5:30 and 6pm.

The facility asks that you wear closed toed shoes, pants and a long sleeve, all of which you are OK with getting dirty.

Please contact roschene@augsburg.edu if interested.

Faculty, RSVP for Scholarly Writing Retreat, May 21-23

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

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.

The retreat will take place Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. through Tuesday, May 23 at 1 p.m. (after lunch). Please e-mail ctl@augsburg.edu now to reserve your spot!

NEW Youth Studies Minor

submitted by myers@augsburg.edu

Do you plan on working with children, youth or young adults?
If so, you should consider becoming a Youth Studies minor. This minor is
designed to pair well with any other major including Political Science, HPE,
Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Theology and Public Leadership,
etc. There are some great classes being offered in this minor next year,
including a class in the UK! So take a look at our website to learn more. http://www.augsburg.edu/youth-studies/


Minor in Leadership or take a Leadership Class

submitted by liljaj@augsburg.edu

LS205: Introduction to Leadership Studies, will be offered again this fall on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The Leadership Studies Minor is for undergrad students and is designed to enhance students’ capacity to lead in a wide variety of occupational and community settings – no matter your major! Visit this website to learn more: http://www.augsburg.edu/mal/academics/leadership-studies-minor/

Contact Jolee Lilja (liljaj@augsburg.edu) with questions.

May 2017 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

The May 2017 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute will focus on select foundational principles of creating more inclusive classrooms and interactions by focusing on improving communication and conflict resolution across cultures and by improving the success of all students through culturally responsive teaching across majors.

● The Institute will be divided into a morning session and an afternoon session.
● Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
● Institute will be led by a faculty/staff collaboration.
● There are only 36 spaces available for the Institute and participants must register by using the link below. (A waiting list will be instituted if registration surpasses 36 participants.)
● Participation in the Institute counts towards a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program requirement.
● If you have attended the Intercultural Conflict Styles Workshop, some information during the Institute may be repeated.

To register for the May 2017 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute, click HERE.

ATTENTION: Please DO NOT register for the Institute unless you are able to commit to both the morning and afternoon session.

Questions concerning the Institute should be directed to diversity@augsburg.edu.

Nominate Staff for March’s Auggie Pride Award

submitted by johnsod@augsburg.edu

Each month of the academic year, Staff Senate highlights two staff members for their outstanding work. The Auggie Pride Program was created to uplift the work of staff members who go above and beyond. Nominations can be submitted via email (staffsenate@augsburg.edu) or submit a form found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride.

Farewell Celebration for Brenda Hemmingsen

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

Please join the Admissions Office in a Farewell Open House for Brenda Hemmingsen, who will be leaving our office after almost 20 years here at Augsburg College. Brenda not only has been a huge asset to our office and campus community, but has been “Mama B” to hundreds of students throughout the years. We are forever indebted to her for her service and commitment to this institution and more importantly, to the her love of the students, past and present.

The open house will be Wednesday, April 5 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Admissions Suite (lower level Christensen Center). Join us for cake and coffee and celebration as we wish her farewell!

NODAPL Meeting – Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

submitted by gudaitis@augsburg.edu

There will be a meeting in the Cedar Room at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday to discuss how the Augsburg community can help the No Dakota Access Pipeline effort. We will be discussing creating a documentary to educate people about the pipeline. This documentary will include interviews with people who have been to Standing Rock. We will also be discussing Augsburg’s relationship with Wells Fargo because of Wells Fargo’s involvement with funding the pipeline. All are welcome to join us on Wednesday!

May Events from the Center for Teaching and Learning

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff, add the upcoming May events from CTL to your own Google calendar now! These engaging sessions, with designated time to share a cup of coffee, will provide opportunities for both professional development and community-building in early May:

Monday, May 8
9:00am – Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop
More information coming soon!

Tuesday, May 9
9:00am – A Roundtable Discussion on Working with Student Researchers
10:15am – Coffee Break
10:45am – Making Good Connections: Teaching via Interactive Video Conferencing
12:30am – Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome

Wednesday, May 10
9:00am – Creating Documents Accessible to Everyone. It’s Not Just a Good Idea, It’s the Law!
10:15am – Coffee Break
10:45am – Exploring the Possibilities of Virtual Reality and 360* Video
12:30pm – Building Resilience in Students with Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges

Thursday, May 11
9:00am – Open Faculty Discussion: Interpreting and Reflecting on Student Feedback
10:15am – Coffee Break
10:45am – Classroom Management Strategies to Engage Today’s Student: A Roundtable Discussion
1:00pm – CTL Portfolio Workshop
4:30 – Open Discussion (Happy Hour) on Academic Freedom

Visit the CTL website to see the CTL calendar and add the events to your own Google calendar.


submitted by waggoner@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Associates will be holding an ESTATE SALE on Friday and Saturday, APRIL 7 and APRIL 8. Hours are Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Address is 327 Allen Avenue, Little Canada. Some items on this very clean sale are: Holiday collectibles, curio cabinet, silver-plated serving pieces and silverware, china, spun glass figurines. Furniture, lamps, linens, framed art, French simulated fur coat, kitchen items, clothing. Rubbermaid cabinets (5’ x 3’)

Career Quick Stop

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-4:30 p.m.

These drop-in hours are designed to expand access to career coaches and to accommodate impromptu student career questions as they arise. During Quick Stop hours students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis for brief, 15-minute drop-in appointments. These times are meant for quick career questions, brief resume or cover letter reviews, or help getting started with an internship or job search.

Quick Stop is not intended to replace longer appointments, and we regret we cannot accommodate career assessment requests during Quick Stop hours. (Please schedule an individual appointment by calling 612-330-1148.)

Get Paid to do an Internship- Apply Today

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Wouldn’t it be GREAT if you could get paid to do an internship?

You may be able to do just that because of a grant awarded to Augsburg College. This program serves juniors and seniors who receive financial aid, improving their odds of graduating and preparing them to enter the workforce with real-world experience in their fields of study.

To be eligible:

* Students must be in good academic standing (2.0+ GPA).

* Students must be a college junior or senior (60 credits completed) at the time of the internship. (Second semester sophomores can apply as long as they hold junior standing BEFORE the internship begins.)

* Students must be eligible for financial aid (work study). Not sure if you are eligible? Email studentfinances@augsburg.edu or check your awards package.

* The internship must be related to your major or career aspirations.

* Internships will take place Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or Spring 2018.

Act now! Priority consideration is given to students who complete the short Augsburg application, so we recommend you complete it soon.

To learn more about the grant, visit http://www.augsburg.edu/strommen/. Apply for the grant through Inside Augsburg, On Campus Jobs. Search for “Great Lakes Grant.”

If you already have an unpaid internship lined up and would like to see if it can be turned into a Great Lakes site, please contact us at 612-330-1148, and we will assist you.


EPIC Sex (Af)Fair – Friday night!

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Join EPIC peer health educators for an interactive fun evening about sex and sexual health and relationships at our second annual EP!C Sex (Af)Fair. Games, educational resources, prizes and more! Resources from the Aurora Center, Planned Parenthood and Smiley’s Clinic also will be at the event. Please stop by and check it out Friday night.

Grad Fair This Friday In The Bookstore

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We will be having our Grad Fair this Friday in the bookstore from 10 am – 2 pm; and 4 pm- 6pm. We will have representatives from Herff Jones on-site, from 10 am – 2 pm, to assist with any questions you may have about regalia, class ring purchase and any other graduation needs you may have.

There will also be treats to celebrate this exciting for our Graduates!

Augsburg Campus Kitchen and Allyson Green win national award

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Augsburg Campus Kitchen wins National Napalitos award!

Nopalitos are the flat stems or paddles of the prickly pear cactus, and were the most unfamiliar ingredient that a Campus Kitchen has ever received and used successfully. This award goes to the Campus Kitchen leader who never faltered in the face of adversity and instead rose to every challenge and took every difficulty in stride.

“We never cease to be amazed by the hard work and creativity that Campus Kitchen leaders invest in their work. Last month at the Augsburg Campus Kitchen, the College’s main dining hall kitchen–where the students prepare meals–had a small fire. As a result, they did not receive food donations, nor did they have space on campus to cook. They called on their connections in the neighborhood and reached out to other campuses, and were able to get food donated once per week from a neighboring university, and use the kitchen at one of their client agencies. The shift leaders and volunteers did an incredible job getting food safely to the new cooking space, and turning it into delicious meals so that their service to their clients could go on. Through the process, they even made new partnerships for food sourcing that they plan to continue after they return to their regular routine. At a time when it would have been easy to give up, they overcame an unexpected difficulty with grace and a focus on providing uninterrupted service to those who depend on them.”

Register for Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

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Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

Augsburg College offers a four and a half week general GRE prep course each summer for Augsburg students, alumni, and staff at a cost well below those found at private test centers (due to limited capacity, this course is not available for those outside of the Augsburg network). Throughout the course students will have a chance to take two full-length practice tests, complete practice problems for each area of the test, and receive in-depth feedback and instruction.

Course Dates: May 17 to June 19
Course Time: Monday and Wednesdays from 5-7:30 p.m.
Course Cost: $100 (The registration fee includes instruction, a six-month subscription to the online GRE study tool, Magoosh, as well as the official ETS GRE test prep book

How to register: http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo

Study Abroad this Winter and Spring Break

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Now is the time to start planning ahead for study abroad. Short-term study abroad/away programs are a perfect way to have a global experience while maintaining your busy life! Check out the new opportunities for Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer 2018 options!

Study in England! New York! Mexico! Thailand & Laos! Denmark & Iceland! Palestine & Israel! Greece! Puerto Rico! China!

Get the details on study abroad next year!

Intramural Yoga

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Exercise and meditation practices are proven to be beneficial to students and athletes by promoting healthy sleeping patterns, more restful sleep and greater memory retention.
All levels welcome – Open to current students, alumni, faculty & friends!
Join Erik Monson for an hour of Vinyasa yoga and guided breathing meditations every Tuesday this semester in Si Melby 130 – mats and props provided.
Questions? Email monsone@augsburg.edu

Destination:Augsburg (Admitted Student Open House)

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Please help the Admissions Office welcome our Class of 2021 students on Friday, April 7th as part of our annual admitted student open house, Destination: Augsburg! During this event, approx. 100 students and their families will be on campus exploring what it is like to be an Auggie through campus tours, an activities fair, city excursions, and more. If you see any prospective families on campus, please help us in welcoming them to our community! More information and the schedule of the day can be found at http://www.augsburg.edu/da

9th Traditional Powwow

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Augsburg College’s 9th Traditional Powwow will be held on Saturday, March 25, on campus in the Si Melby Gymnasium. Grand Entries (beginning of a dancing session) will be at 1 PM and 6 PM, however dancing/ceremony will be all day until roughly 9 PM. You are free to come and go throughout the day as you wish. Honoring for our Augsburg American Indian Graduates will be at 3 PM.

You are welcome to come, bring your family and friends, purchase some craft items from our vendors, come support our American Indian students here at Augsburg by showing up and learning about our rich culture and traditions at our hosted Powwow on campus. Augsburg is one of the only colleges in the metro area to host a Powwow and the only private college!

NO ADMISSION COSTS – FREE! Find us on Facebook and invite your friends!

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! If you are interested in volunteering at the concession stand, please email Athena Cloud, AISA Powwow Chair, at clouda@augsburg.edu with your available time, t-shirt size and phone number. All volunteers get a t-shirt and much appreciation from us! We ask that people dedicate 2 1/2 hour time slots. Time slots to choose from are:

10:00 AM-12:30 PM
12:00-2:30 PM
2:30-5:00 PM
5:00-7:30 PM
7:30-10:00 PM (includes clean-up)

Pilamiya’ ye/Miigwech/Thank you!

This week’s Focused Conversation topic is General Education

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Focused Conversations are scheduled tomorrow and Wednesday this week on the topic of General Education. Professor Jacqui deVries, director of general education will facilitate the sessions.

Following are the dates, times, location, and Google calendar links for the sessions:

TOMORROW: Tuesday, March 7, 2 p.m., Oren 100 (remote access will be available for this session)
Add to calendar: http://inside.augsburg.edu/index.html?icalmail=fc0238ed4883ba0829744657315e65ae&returnpath=%2Findex.html%3Fmonth%3D03%26amp%3Bday%3D7%26amp%3Byear%3D2017

Wednesday, March 8, 12:30 p.m., Oren 100
Add to calendar: http://inside.augsburg.edu/index.html?icalmail=a6e4652e318b9f83984562aeebc7e534&returnpath=%2Findex.html%3Fmonth%3D03%26amp%3Bday%3D8%26amp%3Byear%3D2017

Morning Chapel: Mindful Monday

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Join us in the chapel for Mindful Monday – Stress Management for All with Jermaine Nelson. Jermaine is a local yoga instructor, as well as a health and wellness instructor.

Chapel this week:
Tuesday, 3/7, 11:30am: The Augsburg Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Klemme.
Wednesday, 3/8, 10:40am: Prof. Noel Petit, Computer Science, preaching. Dr. Petit will also receive a blessing on his retirement from Augsburg. Musician: Jacob Pernsteiner, guitar.
Thursday, 3/9, 11:30am: Hannah Schmitt ’17 Senior Chapel.
Friday, 3/10, 10:40am: Spring Break Blessings with musicians Zach Sands, vocalist, and Ray Makeever, flutist.

More Info

Organics Recycling Facility Field Trip

submitted by roschene@augsburg.edu

The Environmental Stewardship Committee will be visiting the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Organics Recycling Facility Wednesday April 5.

We are looking for others to join our group going to tour this facility. If you are interested in joining this group going to tour this facility please reach out to us by emailing roschen6@gmail.com

March 7 Legal update – immigration and best practices

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

On Tues., March 7, 3:30-4:40 pm, Attorneys from Faegre Baker Daniels will provide a brief overview of immigration and pathways to citizenship, and address any changes at the federal level. Attorneys will address best practices for colleges in terms of privacy of information and physical access, and safety planning for undocumented individuals. There will be time for questions.

This will be in Old Main 105.

Augsburg Psychology Alumni Panel

submitted by enriquej@augsburg.edu

Hello everyone,

On Wednesday, March 8th the Augsburg Psychology Association and the PSY 400 Internship class are co-hosting our annual alumni panel in Oren 114 starting at 6:30pm. We’ll be bringing alumni who graduated from Augsburg with a psychology degree to talk about their experiences in graduate school and in their careers. This is a great chance to get ideas about future job opportunities, and to network with some of our alums.

6:30 – 7pm: refreshments (pop, pizza, snacks, popcorn

7 – 8:00pm: Q & A with the alumni panel

8 – 8:30pm: social / networking time

We hope to see you there!

Faculty Workshop on March 9 – Closing the Loop: Connecting the Classroom to the Real World

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, mark your calendars for this upcoming CTL workshop!

Sometimes students have a difficult time seeing the practical connections between what they’re learning and the “real world.” In this workshop, several of your colleagues will discuss how they approach this issue and you will get some practical ideas for how to close the loop: i.e., bringing pragmatic examples into the classroom and also how to apply theory to real world situations.

Thursday, March 9
Closing the Loop: Connecting the Classroom to the Real World
11:30-12:30pm, OGC 100

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Congratulations to Faculty Recipients of the Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Thank you to the Faculty Development Committee (Tim Pippert, Michael Burden, Jenny Kluznik, Darcey Engen, and Miles Ott), the Office of Global Education and Experience, and Provost Kaivola for their hard work in determining this year’s CTL grant recipients. They reviewed an impressive collection of grant proposals and are pleased to announce the following awardees for the Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant and their destinations:

George Dierberger, Business – the Hauge School of Business in Harstad, Norway.

Beliza Torres Narvaez, Theater – the Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR) in San Juan, PR, and the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (UIPR) in San German, PR.


CTL Grants Recipients

The Washington Center Tabling

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Washington DC Internship Program – On campus Monday

Staff from The Washington Center Internship Program will be on campus Monday March 6 – come visit their table 11-1pm in Christiansen Lobby.

TWC provides students with challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit. The programs are a bridge between higher education and professional careers—leveraging all of what Washington, D.C. has to offer to provide dynamic, experiential learning opportunities to empower and motivate you to become engaged global citizens. TWC alums are now leaders in virtually every field — public service, journalism, business, law, medicine, education, and more.

Several Auggies have participated in TWC internships, and we have one student there this semester. Come learn about these exciting opportunities!


Deadlines to apply for summer/fall/academic year study abroad/away is March 15! Stop by the office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christiansen to get started today – or visit our website augsburg.edu/global or contact abroad@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to December’s Auggie Pride Recipients

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Congratulations to Cathy Knutson, Coordinator of Fine Arts and Music and Joe Mann, Web Manager for receiving the December Auggie Pride Award. Their hard work and positive attitudes through large projects that go beyond campus have made a huge impact. Staff Senate admires the work they do everyday and are honored to award them both with this month’s Auggie Pride Award.

Read more about the winners on the Staff Senate website

Morning Chapel: Arlene El-Amin

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Join us in the chapel today at 11:30am for an Interfaith Mini-Convo with Arlene El-Amin. Arlene is a National Board Member, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). She is also a long-time community leader and civil rights activist who serves as the manager of Masjid An-Nur in Minneapolis.
Musician today: Nadia Sandstrom, vocalist.

Chapel this week:
Wednesday, 2/15, 10:40am: Dr. Cheryl Chatman preaching, Executive Vice President and Dean of Diversity, Concordia University. Musicians: Prof. Bill Capman and Laura Simms.
Thursday, 2/16, 11:30am: Interfaith Mini-Convo. Senior Dua Saleh ’17 reflects on her time at Augsburg.
Friday, 2/17, 10:40am: Vivian Jenkins-Nelsen – diversity consultant, trainer, planner, researcher and lecturer. Musician: Heather Larson, piano.

We gather in Hoversten Chapel – Everyone is welcome!

More Information

MN Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair – Last Chance Resume Glance Drop-in

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MN Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair – Last Chance Resume Glance Drop-in Hours

Are you attending the Job Fair on Wednesday, February 22? Do you have last minute questions? Still need to register? Visit the Last Chance Resume Glance Job Fair Drop-in Hours on Tuesday, February 14 from 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m. & 3:00-4:30 p.m. Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center

Career Coaches will be on hand. For additional preparation resources, click here: http://www.augsburg.edu/strommen/

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning – One Week Left to Nominate

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Nominations for the 2017 awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning are due on Monday, February 20th. All faculty or full-time staff who have been employed at the college for at least three years are eligible for the awards. Any member of the campus community – student, staff, or faculty – may nominate.

You may submit a nomination in one of three areas:

TEACHING – Outstanding teaching encompasses many forms, pedagogies and is not restricted to the classroom. As such, nominations made in this category should demonstrate the nominee’s active engagement with students, creative approaches to instruction, ability to challenge students, and their overall passion for teaching. Up to two awards may be given in this category, one for FULL-TIME faculty and one for ADJUNCT faculty (2 courses per term or less).

SERVICE – Nominations for this award should demonstrate the nominee’s impact on the college, community, or their discipline in a substantial and meaningful way. Nominees that impact the lives of students through supportive, thoughtful, and comprehensive mentoring and advising that go beyond the normal expectations of guiding students are eligible for this award.

SCHOLARSHIP – Nominees in this category may be recognized for a consistent record of scholarship or a single project. In recognizing multiple forms of intellectual inquiry, nominations should speak directly to both the quality of scholarship as well as its contribution to their discipline, the college, or community.

Nomination deadline: February 20, 2017.

See the CTL awards page to submit your nomination.

Faculty CTL Grants Due TOMORROW

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Faculty, grant application for the annual CTL grants are due this Wednesday, February 15 (TOMORROW)!

The three annual grants are the following:

– Scholarship Grant –
Scholarship grants can be used to support faculty scholarship in a variety of ways, including reimbursement for project expenses, a summer stipend, or course reassignment (with Chair and Provost approval). Grants will likely be in the form of two-course reassignments, two $4,000 grants, and up to four $2,000 grants. Final award levels will be based on the merit and need of individual projects as well as the pool of applications. See the call for proposals here: http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_Scholarship.pdf

– Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant –
Two travel grants of up to $2,5000 will be awarded to faculty interested in pursuing teaching, research, curriculum development/integration, or other scholarship collaboration with an Augsburg CGEE Global Site or with an existing international partner institution. See the call for proposals here: http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_Internationalization.pdf

– Integrated Course Design Grant –
The ICD initiative is intended to provide an opportunity for faculty to spend a significant amount of time on course design. All proposals for course design and revision are welcome, but those that best demonstrate how their course design project would address creating more inclusive classroom experiences for students are strongly encouraged. See the call for proposals here: http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_ICD.pdf

See the CTL grants webpage for links to the online application forms.

Assessment Day Workshop and Lunch

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Faculty are invited to attend this year’s Assessment Day workshop and lunch on Tuesday, February 21. No classes will be held during the assessment period of 10:50-12:50 p.m. Faculty will gather in OGC 114 for the Institutional Curricular Assessment Workshop. Lunch will be provided by Afro Deli. Submit the RSVP form below to reserve your seat!

Please RSVP by this Wednesday, February 15

Helping Our Students Prepare Themselves for Class Workshop This Thursday

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Faculty, mark your calendars for this upcoming workshop from CTL Teaching & Learning Fellows Jenny Hanson (Communication Studies), Joe Erickson (Education), and Bonnie Tensen (E-Learning).

Helping Our Students Prepare Themselves for Class
Thursday, February 16
3:40-4:40pm, OGC 100

Do your students seem unprepared for class? Explore strategies for engaging students outside of class to ensure they come to class prepared. We will explore active reading strategies, quizzing, and other sample assignments to promote engagement with content prior to class.

Click here to add this event to your Google calendar.

Hagfors Center stairwell curtainwall installation begins this week

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

As the weather helps construction crews make progress on the final layer of the Hagfors Center roof, crews prepare the steel structure on the stairwells and lobby for installation of the glass curtain wall in the coming weeks. This week’s summary of construction activity on the Hagfors Center includes a photo of crews preparing the steel structure on the west staircase to support installation of the glass curtainwall, as well as updates on the following:

[1] Stairwell work
[2] Rooftop greenhouse, including a photo of the greenhouse base, under construction
[3] Lobby exterior
[4] Roof work, including a photo of crews installing the white, reflective roof layer
[5] Window frames and glass
[6] Precast exterior

See the full construction update for the week of February 13, 2017

Information Session: Augsburg College Name Change to Augsburg University

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Join leadership of the Marketing and Communication division at the last of three information sessions to learn about work being done to prepare the Augsburg College community for the potential change of the name of our institution to “Augsburg University.”

At the session, scheduled for Wednesday, February 15 at 11 a.m., in OGC 100, you’ll learn about:

–A flexible messaging platform that allows members of the community to address Augsburg’s anticipated name change in meaningful and authentic ways and that address our reality, reputation, and promise.

–A new logo, spirit mark, and seal being developed and reasons and insight into the changes.

–A rough timeline for communicating the change, should it be approved by the Augsburg Corporation, to important audiences including throughout campus, with alumni and donors.

–Work done to date to prepare for the potential name change, including the development of a database to track all the places we will need to change our name from monument and freeway signs to letterhead and legal documents, and from athletics equipment and uniforms to business cards and anything else you can think of!

–How you can help Marketing and Communication make sure we don’t miss anything.

We know we won’t be able to answer every question you might have just yet, but knowing what you are thinking about will help us prepare for some of the individual department meetings and summer trainings we anticipate.

This potential change will impact our community in small and large ways, and we’re looking forward to sharing where we are now, how you can support and participate in this project, and our next steps.

Crush Week with SMART, EP!C, and WRC

submitted by coy@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s SMART, EP!C, and The Women’s Resource Center present: CRUSH WEEK! We will be selling cans of Crush soda in Christensen Center (ONLY $1 per can) all week! Give a can of Crush to your crush!! Or to someone who means a lot to you! Stop by our table on Monday and Wednesday from 10am-12pm, or Tuesday and Thursday from 11am to 1pm.

Great Job For A College Student

submitted by wisemank@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a fun, relaxed gig with flexibility?
Are you a motivated, reliable, honest, friendly person who loves to sell?

We are a locally owned clothing company in search of the best candidates to market and sell our expressive tees. We offer flexible scheduling, fair commission, and bonuses. This is a great gig for a student who has access to college campus. If you are self-motivated and would like some extra pay in your pocket this could be a good fit for you. You must have reliable transportation and be willing to work booth events in the local area as well. So if you’d like to get involved with a relaxed, fun, forward thinking brand. Contact us for details:

Apply for 2017-2018 Public Leadership Scholars Program

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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 3 Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In any one of the 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 either the Christian tradition, interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science along with receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply.

APPLYING: The application for all three programs is available online through Sabo or CCV website, listed below.
Christensen Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program/
Interfaith Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/interfaith-scholars-program/
Sabo Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/sabo-scholars/

The application deadline is Monday, February 27, 2017.

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.

Summer 2017 Job Opportunity- ACYTI Mentor

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Looking for a cool job opportunity this summer? Consider applying to be an Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) Mentor!

We are looking for SIX current students to serve as mentors for this summer’s Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI).

Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) (link below) is a week-long experience for high school students to critically engage in theological inquiry and faith exploration on the campus of the college. Classroom learning, worship opportunities, urban exposure, and community building are all components of the program.

An ACYTI Mentor serves a vital role in the Youth Theology Institute by helping to implement programs and cultivate community as faith leaders working with the high school youth participants. Mentors need to complete 22 hours of training in March and April and be totally available the entire week of June 24-30. Mentors will be paid a stipend of $1500.

Interested in applying? You will find the job description under the Human Resources website.

Have any questions? Contact Lonna Field at ccv@augsburg.edu

Brought to you by: Christensen Center for Vocation, Campus Ministry, and YFM

Flex Points/Meal Replacements

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

It has come to our attention that there was a glitch with some of the Meal Replacements on certain Meal Plans, where instead of being charged a Meal, Flex Points were taken. If you had Flex Points taken, instead of Meals, please contact Retail Manager Emma Petersen-Gauthier at epetersen-gauthier@aviands.com and include your name, student ID number, what you purchased, and the dates/locations where you were charged incorrectly.

The glitch has been fixed and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Presidents’ Day: Obama Inaugural Poem

submitted by green@augsburg.edu

As part of the First 100 Days events, English Prof Doug Green is organizing a multi-voice reading of Elizabeth Alexander’s short but beautiful “Praise Song for the Day” ( https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/praise-song-day ), the poem Alexander composed for President Obama’s First Inauguration. But to do so we need voices–your voice included.

Green is divvying up stanzas to groups who want to read in unison. Students, staff, and faculty interested in participating, please contact him ASAP (MEM 223, x1187, green@augsburg.edu). And even if you don’t want to ‘perform,’ come listen and shout out the incredible, unifying last stanza with us–12:15-12:30 pm on Monday, 20 Feb. (Presidents’ Day) in the OGC Atrium.

Seeking nominations for student commencement speaker

submitted by kaivola@augsburg.edu

Dear faculty and staff,

As we look ahead to this year’s commencement ceremonies on April 29, I invite nominations of students who can thoughtfully address this year’s commencement theme of intentional diversity. Please submit your nominations here (https://goo.gl/forms/CBzLc2mRtHRdMLDB2) no later than Friday, February 24.

Thank you–your help in identifying potential speakers is greatly appreciated.

Warm regards,

Food Service Hours

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The Kitchen and Commons will be closed for repairs until further notice.

Einstein’s hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
There will be limited bagel and sweets options available, due to the kitchen being closed. All students can use their meal replacements at Einstein’s throughout the week.

Resident Students: Food service for resident students with meal plans will be provided at Nabo, in Oren Gateway Center, during the following hours:
Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Salad & Deli: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Non-Resident Students, Faculty, Staff: Because Nabo will be focused on providing dining services for resident students with meal plans, all non-resident students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit Nabo only during non-meal times (see above). During non-meal times, Nabo will offer coffee, espresso, and grab and go items. The usual menu will NOT be available, as the kitchen will be focused on providing dining services to those with meal plans.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2017

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2017 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status Spring 2018 and available to conduct research Summer 2018. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health). STEM Sophomores may also be eligible during this recruitment period; please contact us if you’d like more info on this.

The McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2018.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Assistant at crombie@augsburg.edu. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the program or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.

All Student Inclusion Survey – OPEN NOW

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Students – watch for the email inviting you to complete the 2017 Student Inclusion survey. Last implemented in 2014, the results guided Augsburg’s work for the past couple of years. Led by the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee, it is time to re-assess what is important for students – day, graduate, Rochester, evening, and transfer!

Please watch your email for the link to the survey. Answers are anonymous – the last question invites you to identify yourself and enter a drawing for 1 of 3 Target gift cards, each $75.00.

Minnesota Deam Act – what is happening on the state level

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Facilitated by Meghan Bunio de Flores, Minnesota Office of Higher Education and Augsburg alum, an opportunity to learn about the current Minn Dream Act and the Governor’s budget proposal that will impact MN Dream Act students. We will also have time to discuss the impact changes to DACA would have on the MN Dream Act.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3:00-4:00 pm in OGC 100.

Free Trip to D.C. Holocaust Museum

submitted by frew@augsburg.edu

The Jewish Community Relations Council and Tolerance Minnesota are sponsoring a free one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Tour the permanent exhibit and special featured exhibits. Meet with a Museum education representative. Augsburg students who are selected to participate will receive a full scholarship (flight cost, meals, entrance fee) for participation.

Must be U.S. Citizen
Must be a registered, full-time Augsburg student, with at least one year left on campus
Must be a sophomore or above
Must have a 3.0 GPA or above

Applications are due by FEBRUARY 28th.

Additional information and the application can be found at:

Free lunch in exchange for your opinions

submitted by hardaker@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience is looking for student input. Each year, we produce materials for students in an effort to help them learn about study abroad/away. We are seeking input from any and all students that would like to share opinions and ideas on what would be helpful to know about study abroad/away.

This event is open to ALL STUDENTS! You do not need to have studied abroad to join.

For any student interested in providing input on study abroad materials, please join us for an open discussion over lunch on Wednesday, February 15th from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in SVE 102.

All you have to do is (1) RSVP (2) SHOW UP (3) EAT FREE PIZZA (4) EXPRESS OPINIONS

That’s it! RSVP online at: https://goo.gl/forms/5dTE3g6TNrd8tDDM2