This week: Focused Conversations on University Structure

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

This week’s Focused Conversations will address the implications for our institutional structure of the transition to Augsburg University.

The two sessions – Tuesday and Wednesday – will be facilitated by Provost Karen Kaivola. See details and add to your calendar using the links below.

Tuesday (TOMORROW), April 11, 2 p.m., Oren 100
Add to calendar:
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Wednesday, April 12, 12:30 p.m., Marshall
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New Director of Latinx Student Services Starts Today

submitted by griesse@augsburg.edu

We are pleased to announce Ruby Murillo as the new director of Latinx Student Services! Ruby comes to Augsburg from Inver Hills Community College, where she served as an academic advisor for TRiO/SSS, Traveler’s EDGE, undocumented, and DACA students. Ruby has a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Iowa State University and a master of science degree in student affairs in higher education from Miami University in Ohio. Her first day at Augsburg will be Monday, April 10. Please join us in welcoming Ruby!

Help Inspire Hagfors Center Artists!

submitted by walsh@augsburg.edu

We are looking for contributions to artwork to be installed in the new Hagfors Center. Two artists are looking for text passages to accompany three pieces designed for the new building, and we are looking for student input. Selections of text may come from any literary work or religious text of any faith tradition, as long as they are inspiring and fitting with the spirit of the artwork. Display boards depicting the artwork designs will be posted around campus, where anyone may fill out a slip and drop it in the submission box. Or check out the link below to see more information about the artists and make submissions online.

Click here for online form

Retirement party for Bill Wittenbreer

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

After 17 years of dedicated support for faculty and student research, Bill Wittenbreer is hanging up his bow tie and moving on to his next act in life. In honor of his service and collegiality, the History Department and the library are jointly hosting a farewell party, and you are cordially invited. Please join us on Tuesday, April 11, between 3 and 4:30 p.m. in Lindell Library room 301 to wish Bill a fond farewell. Light refreshments will be served. Bow ties optional.

Bill’s last day will be May 1, so if you can’t join us on Tuesday, you still have time to stop by the library to say goodbye and thank Bill for sharing the past 17 years of his life with us.

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.

Notes
● 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!

Professor emeritus, Bob Stacke ’71, featured artist at Palmer’s

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

Bob Stacke, professor emeritus from the music department, is the featured artist for the month of April at Palmer’s Bar on Cedar Avenue.

Photo Exhibition by Bob Stacke
Featuring Pictures of Palmer’s Musicians

April 1-30, 2017
Palmer’s Bar
500 Cedar Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Photo Exhibition

Augsburg Professor to Screen Documentary at MSPIFF

submitted by hansonjl@augsburg.edu

Jila Nikpay, instructor in film, will be screening her original documentary “Dreaming with Lola” at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival on April 23.

“Dreaming With Lola” is a documentary short. Following her dream of owning a small farm, Khaiti Hallstein struggles with the uncertainty of her work yet keeps a sense of humor when faced with unexpected life lessons from her ducks.

Tickets and More Information

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 a.m.-1 p.m. 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

Register for Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

submitted by kipper@augsburg.edu

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: www.augsburg.edu/urgo

Students for Racial Justice Information Session

submitted by linersa@augsburg.edu

On Wednesday, April 12 at chapel time (10:35-11:05 a.m.) in the Auggie’s Nest, Students for Racial Justice will be hosting an information session for anyone interested in joining the group for the upcoming school year. Interested students can learn the goals of the group, the commitments that come with core membership, and the application process. Another session will be held on Tuesday, April 18, in the evening. Email srj.augsburg@gmail.com with any questions. All are welcome!

Asst. Provost of Global Education & Experience-Finalist Presentations

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

Please join the campus community to meet the 3 finalists for the position of Assistant Provost of Global Education and 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

Public Presentations–Dean of Professional Studies Candidates

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff are invited to attend upcoming presentations by finalists for the Dean of Professional Studies position:
– Monday, Apr. 10 1:15-2:15 pm, OGC 100, Candidate: Yan Searcy
– Tuesday, Apr. 11 1:30-2:30 pm, Marshall Rm., Candidate: Jill Pinkney Pastrana
– Wednesday, Apr. 12 1:15-2:15 pm, OGC 100, Candidate: Monica Devers

There will be time for Q/A following candidate presentations.

MSW student Monica McDaniel publishes paper

submitted by eschenba@augsburg.edu

MSW student and Sabo Center graduate fellow Monica McDaniel recently published her paper “Social Justice Youth Work: Actualizing Youth Rights” in the Journal of Youth Development. Her work is an important contribution to the field of youth work. Read it here: http://jyd.pitt.edu/ojs/jyd/article/view/488

Social Justice Youth Work: Actualizing Youth Rights

Morning Chapel: Mindful Monday

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Morning Chapel:
Start the week by joining us in the chapel at 10:40 a.m. for Mindful Monday with Krista Costin. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Upcoming:
Tuesday 4/11, 11:30 a.m.: Seasons of Lent Series with Matthew Maruggi, Assistant Professor of Religion and Vocation. Music: Jordan Grzybowski, tenor
Wednesday 4/12: No Chapel
Thursday 4/13, 11:30 a.m.: Maundy Thursday service
Friday 4/14: No chapel – Augsburg closed for Good Friday

More Info

Law student seeks furnished room near mass transit

submitted by weisss@augsburg.edu

Augsburg alumna Paris Yarbrough ’13 is looking to help a St. Thomas University law school colleague of hers find a furnished room to rent. Chelsea is looking to find a place in the Twin Cities in June. Ideally, Chelsea would like to rent a furnished room from a faculty or staff member of Augsburg or an area higher education institution. She is looking for a 1-year lease term or longer, as her anticipated date of graduation is May 2019. She does not drive, so would like to be near mass transit. If you are interested and/or able to rent a furnished room, please contact Chelsea at: chelsea150592@gmail.com.

Vote April 3 and April 4 – Cody Thompson for Class Senator

submitted by thompsoc@augsburg.edu

I stand here today willing and able to serve you on the Augsburg Day Student Government at whatever capacity is asked of me to the best of my ability. As my values and goals as a person very much so align with Augsburg’s mission as a college, I am listening and I can hear you. As stated in our college’s mission statement, “Augsburg College educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.” It is a right of every student to be informed of what is happening within our Augsburg community and within our surrounding communities. I want to be your eyes and ears striving to keep you informed and up to date with what is going on in our communities. As we grow toward thoughtful stewardship, I want us to embrace our individual qualities that make us unique, our talents, our strengths, our flaws and weaknesses, which allow us to grow, and have confidence in our own independence as college students and growing adults. Others frequently comment that I am an avid critical thinker. I want to know more than just the solution to a problem. I want to know how we arrived at the solution from the problem. I believe transparency is highly important, and it is something that is very important to me. I will strive to be as transparent as possible with you as your class senator. I have a duty and responsibility to be a leader within our community. I want students to know that I am listening and that I can hear you. I encourage you to reach out to me if this message I have shared today has provoked some thoughts or ideas that you may or may not have felt the most comfortable in addressing. I want your voice to be heard because it needs to be heard. Your voice is invaluable. I hope today you feel empowered to do so. Thank you for the opportunity to run for class senator and to serve you!

Yours,

Cody Thompson
Future ADSG Class Senator

Find the Writing Tutors – WL in Lindell Library

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

The end of the term is near! Papers, reports, applications, resumes — whatever you are writing, please remember that the Augsburg College Writing Lab is open and the writing tutors are ready to help. Find the Writing Lab 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.

Personal Document Destruction Event Thursday, April 6

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to bring their personal confidential documents to a free shredding event sponsored by Augsburg Facilities Management. Bring your materials (two boxes or bags maximum please) to the Shred Right truck parked between Sverdrup and Lindell Library on Thursday, April 6 between 8:30-9:30 a.m. You must present your documents at this time. We cannot offer early pick-up and storage of your personal documents. If you are not available at this time, it is your choice if you wish to entrust one of your coworkers to bring the documents to the truck for you. An Augsburg ID will be required, as we unfortunately cannot make this a community event.

Open forum on new Environmental Action Plan

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Remember the famous Green by 2019 Climate Action Plan? It hasn’t been forgotten, but it has been reimagined as the UC Environmental Stewardship Committee’s new Environmental Action Plan! We have new goals, strategies, and initiatives for operations, curriculum, and campus culture, and we need your help in turning this reimagining into action. What’s in the Environmental Action Plan? How does your life here at Augsburg intersect with these commitments? Where do you see opportunities and challenges? Explore these questions with the ESC and find out if the rumors about composting, curriculum development, and bottled water are true! (Hint: they probably are).
Tuesday, April 4, 3-4 p.m.
Marshall Room
Hosted by Staff Senate

Theater Dept. Presents: Passing Strange 3/30 – 4/9

submitted by burkhalb@augsburg.edu

Passing Strange
Book and Lyrics by STEW

Music by STEW and Heidi Rodewald

Lead Collaborators
Jamil Jude
Sonja Thompson
Kelli Foster Warder

Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m.
Friday March 31 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m.

Saturday April 8 at 3 p.m.
Saturday April 8 at 7 p.m.
Sunday April 9 at 3 p.m.

Part comedy. Part coming-of-age story. Full-out rock concert! PASSING STRANGE, a Tony award-winning musical, is a genre-bending exploration of an artist’s journey to find life’s truths. The story follows Youth, a young Black man raised in the idyllic hills of California, as he passes through life, learning about himself and the world around him, through music and the people he meets because of it. Throughout his journey for “the real,” he gains so much, but is what he gives up too much? Will the ends justify the means? Will everything be alright?

Reserve Tickets Now!

2016-2017 Productions

JamilJude.com

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

Calling all scholarship! Faculty Scholarship Display

submitted by chalise@augsburg.edu

Join us for the Faculty Scholarship Display on Thursday, April 27 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Foss Atrium. Faculty interested in displaying their scholarship should RSVP in advance of the event (and no later than April 20) here: goo.gl/Q1NFBB. Questions may directed to Bibiana Koh (koh@augsburg.edu) or Nishesh Chalise (chalise@augsburg.edu). All participating faculty should arrive by 11:15 a.m. to set up.

https://docs.google.com/a/augsburg.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSesnEL1lH7zfWQEkEGTGe2cKdhdc6lXQcYfENqONJI0Xg_g/viewform

Help Inspire CSBR Artists!

submitted by walsh@augsburg.edu

We are looking for contributions to artwork to be installed in the new Hagfors Center. Two artists are looking for text passages to accompany three pieces designed for the new building, and we are looking for student input. Selections of text may come from any literary work or religious text of any faith tradition, as long as they are inspiring and fitting with the spirit of the artwork. Display boards depicting the artwork designs will be posted around campus, where anyone may fill out a slip and drop it in the submission box. Or check out the link below to see more information about the artists and make submissions online.

Click here for online form

Register for Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

submitted by shafer@augsburg.edu

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: www.augsburg.edu/urgo

Augsburg Student Film & Screenplay Festival this Saturday in Sateren Auditorium

submitted by olsonl@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Student Film & Screenplay Festival will be held this Saturday, April 1st in Sateren Auditorium to honor some of the best work of Augsburg students and students from surrounding colleges. Doors open to this FREE event at 6:30 p.m. More formal attire is encouraged, but not required, and there will be popcorn, snacks and refreshments available. There will be a screening of the chosen films followed by an intermission, and finally an awards ceremony.

RSVP here at the Facebook event page

Compost Week (April 3-7)

submitted by cameronn@augsburg.edu

The Environmental Stewardship Committees Compost Educators have organized a series of fun events for the first week of April available to all!
Monday: Introducing compost information to student in Christensen with free coffee and cookies! 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Tuesday: Compost and Microbe game in the Quad!! 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wednesday: Field trip to the Skakopee Organic Recycling plant! Please RSVP to cameronn@augsburg.edu. Free pizza after trip! Beginning at 3 p.m.
Thursday: Compost Relays in the Quad. Chance to win $10 Amazon gift card! 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Friday: Composting commitments! Be an environmental steward!

Food Service Hours

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

Friday
Einsteins is open from 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., with the Late Night Menu starting at 7 p.m.

Nabo is open from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., with Hot Food starting at 10 a.m.

The Commons is open from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Breakfast 7:30-9:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast 9:45-11 a.m.
Lunch 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Light Lunch 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:30-7 p.m.

Saturday
Einsteins is open from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Nabo is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Commons is open from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and 5-7 p.m.

Sunday
Einsteins and Nabo are closed.
The Commons is open from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and 5-7 p.m.

See “Corazón Eterno” at the Mixed Blood Theater for free!

submitted by reinhard@augsburg.edu

All students, staff and faculty are invited to join us on a cultural excursion to see ‰”Corazón Eterno – Always in My Heart‰” at the Mixed Blood Theatre on Fri., 2/24/17. This production is presented in English and Spanish.

Tickets are free if you sign up on this Google Doc by 4 p.m. the day of the performance. We will walk from campus to the theater together. If you have a mobility issue, we can arrange a ride for you.

For more information and to sign up, please go to this Google doc:
https://docs.google.com/a/augsburg.edu/document/d/13GFyeifg4rM7WrYGCzLetfQ2JsbW9PS7bDO4i3qqj6c/edit?usp=sharing

If you have questions, please contact either:
Kate Reinhardt, reinhard@augsburg.edu
Sarah Degnar Riveros, riveross@augsburg.edu or
Mary Laurel True, truem@augsburg.edu

More information about the play: http://www.mixedblood.com/onstage/corazon

This event is organized by the Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies Dept. and the Sabo Center.

Auggies Connect with Employers 3/2/17

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Thursday, March 2, 2017
3:00-5:00 p.m. (come and stay for as long as you like)
Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center

Representatives are excited to meet students and answer questions about their field, offer tips for how to stand out in the job or internship search, and even review your resume. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about possible careers you could have after leaving Augsburg College. No appointment necessary ‰– feel free to dress casually.

Representatives include:
•Pocket Hercules – Pocket Hercules is a Minneapolis advertising agency and public relations firm providing advertising, PR, digital, social and integrated communications. Learn about internships and full-time opportunities.

•Anoka County – Staff of over 300 employees and volunteers serve the 4th largest county in the state. They offer a variety of careers and internships in all areas.

•Gillette Children‰’s Specialty Healthcare – Gillette has been a Twin Cities Top Workplace seven years in a row and is a National Top Workplace. They offer a number of volunteer, internship, and full-time entry level positions. Positions include computer science, customer service, healthcare professionals, administrative, accounting and more.

• League of Minnesota Cities – The League of Minnesota Cities is a membership organization dedicated to promoting excellence in local government. The League serves its more than 800 member cities through advocacy, education and training, policy development, risk management, and other services. They offer a wide range of positions in a number of city wide government,as well as, other organizations.

 

The John R. Mitchell Academy of American Poets Prize

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Augsburg undergraduate students are invited to enter the John R. Mitchell Academic of America Poets Prize, sponsord by Jean Mitchell in honor of John Mitchell, former English Department faculty member and poet. The best group of three poems will be awarded a cash prize of $100 and a certificate from the Academy of American Poets. A poet not affiliated with Augsburg College will judge the contest.

Deadline for entries: March 17, 2017

Conditions of entry:
– Poems must be sent as separate attachments to waterman@augsburg.edu
– Writers should put “Mitchell Prize” in the subject line.
– The email must contain the titles of the poems, the poet‰’s full name, campus address, and permanent address.
– Winners will be announced by Augsburg College in April.
– In the summer, the Academy will send a letter of congratulations and a certificate to each winner or honorable mention recipient. If two winners are chosen, the prize money will be divided between them.

Final Day to Nominate Faculty and Staff for Teaching and Learning Awards

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the 2017 awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, or service.

All faculty or full-time staff who have been employed at the 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.

Submit a nomination using the online form on the CTL awards webpage.

Speaking of Sabbaticals with Jeanine Gregoire

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff are invited to this sabbatical reflection and luncheon featuring Education Professor Jeanine Gregoire. The title of her talk is ‰”Immigration, Migration and More: A yearlong journey to develop an Education semester abroad program in Mexico.‰”

This presentation highlights Minnesota-Mexico cultural, educational, economic and environmental connections and the rationale and framework behind the Education department semester abroad program. Dr. Gregoire will talk about how a spring break service learning trip to Cuernavaca in 2003 led to her sabbatical where she had the opportunity to explore and develop a new study abroad program with CGE-Cuernavaca, Mexico faculty and staff.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Center for Global Education and Experience.

There are a limited number of spots available for this luncheon. Please click here to RSVP.

Speaking of Scholarship with Nancy Fischer

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

For this spring‰’s installment of the “Speaking of Scholarship‰” series, Sociology professor Nancy Fischer will discuss her on-going research involving people who sell, purchase and wear vintage clothing, based on her survey research, interviews and attending vintage events. Her research explores what dressing in vintage clothing means to consumers in terms of nostalgia, aesthetics, and ethics. The title of Nancy‰’s presentation is ‰”Consuming Nostalgia: Are Vintage Clothing Consumers Caught in the Past?‰”

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

There are a limited number of seats available for this luncheon. Please click here to RSVP.

Immigration and DACA information session by local attorneys

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Thursday, Feb. 23, attorneys from the Contreras Law firm will provide information on executive actions, immigrant rights, and updates on immigration law, and will be available for questions from individuals afterwards.

3:30-5:00 pm, Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Building. Need more information – please contact Ann Garvey, garvey@augsburg.edu

Job opportunity for students!

submitted by mcnamarf@augsburg.edu

My name is Frankie McNamara, and I‰’m a student at Augsburg. I use a wheelchair and require assistance with daily living tasks. I’m looking to a personal care attendant (PCA). The pay is $12.80 an hour. I use a company called Lifeworks who pays the PCA. There is some paperwork and a background check that they require.
If anybody is interested/require more information please email me at mcnamarf@augsburg.edu.

 

9th Traditional Powwow

submitted by leen@augsburg.edu

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!

Presidents’ Day (Today!): Obama Inaugural Poem

submitted by green@augsburg.edu

As part of the First 100 Days events, everyone–faculty, staff, administrators, and students–are welcome to join us TODAY for 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 she composed for President Obama‰’s First Inauguration. Raise your own voice with ours in the magnificent, unifying last stanza (there will be copies on site): 12:15-12:30 pm (between classes), TODAY, Monday, 20 Feb. (President’s‰ Day) in the OGC Atrium.

Apply for 2017-2018 Public Leadership Scholars Program

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Current sophomores and juniors:

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 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 four upper division semester credits in 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 the Sabo Center or the Christensen Center for Vocation websites, 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

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

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‰Ûªs 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 $1,500.

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

2017 Outstanding Staff Award Nominees

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All Augsburg staff are invited to the Staff Appreciation Event at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, in the Hoversten Chapel. Staff Senate will honor staff who celebrated their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, and 35th anniversaries in 2016 as well as the nominees and winners of the Outstanding Staff Awards.

Nominees for Outstanding Newcomer Award
Mara Kilgore, Academic Affairs
Adam Troldahl, Registrar’s Office
Anthony Wilder, Residence Life

Nominees for Outstanding Staff Award
Katie Bishop, Academic Affairs
Thomas Carroll, Administrative Accounting
Mark Chamberlain, Marketing and Communication
Nate Hallanger, Academic Affairs
Verlon Moses, Custodial Services
Devon Ross, Undergraduate Admissions
Matthew Schornstein, Information Technology
Dennis Stuckey, Facilities Management
Rachel Svanoe, Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship
Minasie Theophilos, Custodial Services
Rebecca Waggoner, Alumni & Constituent Relations
Bill Wittenbreer, Library

Length of Service Awards
Wossene Dembel, 5 years
Jie He, 5 years
Paul Kienberger, 5 years
Seth Lienard, 5 years
Gobane Mudi, 5 years
Christine Oliver, 5 years
Susan Peacock, 5 years
Paul Raymond, 5 years
Stephanie Weiss, 5 years
Annette Carpenter, 10 years
Kevin Cheatham, 10 years
Stacy Cutinella, 10 years
Timothy Gormley, 10 years
Nathan Gorr, 10 years
Sarah Griesse, 10 years
Greg Holker, 10 years
Fatimah Kinaphone, 10 years
Nathan Lind, 10 years
Daniel Malvin, 10 years
Daniel Monsour, 10 years
Paul Pribbenow, 10 years
Mohamed Sallam, 10 years
Debra Shapiro, 10 years
Aregash Shokiyo, 10 years
James Shropshire, 10 years
Michelle Strauch, 10 years
Lula Temnewo, 10 years
Micheal Bloomberg, 15 years
Dianne Detloff, 15 years
Cathy Knutson, 15 years
Alyson Olson, 15 years
Olee Phommapheng, 15 years
Leif Anderson, 20 years
Doran Edwards, 20 years
Benjamin Kent, 20 years
Minasie Theophilos, 25 years
Michael Christianson, 35 years

For corrections to the length of service list, please email staffsenate@augsburg.edu

Thank you!
Staff Senate

Staff Appreciation Awards 2017

HIS 195 in France This Summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

This summer, examine the history of medieval pilgrimage through an online summer course that culminates with a one-week pilgrimage in Europe with Prof. Phil Adamo, as well as participants from around the world.

The 1230 Pilgrimage to Pluscarden Abbey, in which students will participate, recreates a pilgrimage undertaken by medieval monks from the monastery of Val-des-Choux in Burgundy, France to Pluscarden Abbey in Scotland. The entire pilgrimage traverses 1,400 miles in 3 months, though students in the course will only participate in one of the first three weeks.

Apply by February 24!

More information and application here:
http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PilgrimageEurope

Study in China This Summer: Music Therapy, Social Work, Psych, Sociology Majors

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

China has a long, rich music heritage that is well integrated into ancient healing practices. Through visits to Beijing area hospitals, clinics, musical venues, conservatories, and community organizations that provide health related care, students experience the interplay of music and healing practices in China.

This program will also spend several days at a burn camp in Chongqing. This is a free camp designed for children ages 6-18 who have experienced burns, but do not have access to outpatient treatment. The camp helps children develop communication and social skills, confidence, psychological well-being, and physical wound healing

We will also visit other locations of interest such as The Great Wall, Old-Town Beijing, Dazu Rock Carvings, Yangtze River Cruise and more.

This program is designed for Music Therapy students, but would also be of interest to students in pre-med, nursing, psychology, social work, etc.

For more information, visit the program website:
http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=MusicTherapyChina

Applications are due March 1

Film Screening: Disturbing the Peace

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Disturbing the Peace follows former enemy combatants‰–Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison–who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers to nonviolent peace activists leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace. They stand in a long line of individuals‰–from Gandhi, to MLK Jr., to Rosa Parks‰–willing to “disturb the peace,” in an effort to move us all toward a more just and peaceful world.

The Minneapolis screening will take place here at Augsburg’s campus:
When: Wednesday, February 8 from 7-9 p.m.
Where: Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Avenue

The premiere will be followed by a discussion with members of Combatants for Peace and moderated by UMN Theater Professor Sonja Kuftinec.

Co-sponsored by: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance and Institute for Advanced Study, Augsburg College — Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and East Side Freedom Library

Note: The film does contain some scenes of graphic violence from the conflict in Israel and Palestine.

Disturbing the Peace Trailer

Career Quick Stop

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Spring Semester: 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: 612-330-1148).

Feb. 2 Multifaith Perspectives Event

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Greetings Augsburg Students, Faculty, and Staff!

Are you interested in discussions concerning faith and interfaith dialogue? Are you curious about the various ways the term ‰”calling” plays into the lives of people of differing faiths? If so, consider attending this thought-provoking event!

On Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Oren Gateway Center Room 100, Augsburg will be hosting ‰”Calling in Today‰’s World: Multifaith Perspectives‰” an event aimed at discovering how and if different faiths share similar senses of calling as Christians do in their concept of vocation.

Three panelists from different faith backgrounds will come together to discuss the meaning of calling in their faiths. These panelists are Mark Berkson, Rabbi Amy Eilberg and Fardosa Hassan.

Mark Berkson is professor and chair in the Department of Religion at Hamline University. His work on Confucian and Daoist thought has appeared in numerous books and journals. His lecture series for the Great Courses, Cultivating Literacy for Religion, was released in 2012. His current project is Death, Immortality and the Afterlife: A Comparative Perspective.

Rabbi Amy Eilberg, the first woman ordained a rabbi in Judaism‰’s Conservative Movement, teaches and practices inter-religious and intra-Jewish dialogue. Deeply involved in the work of peace and reconciliation, she is the author of From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace (Orbis Books, 2014).

Fardosa Hassan is Muslim Student Program Associate at Augsburg College. She also works as the Interfaith Youth Connection Program Coordinator at Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul.

The event will be moderated by Martha Stortz, the Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation at Augsburg College. She is the author of A World According to God: Practices for Putting Faith at the Center of Your Life and Blessed to Follow: The Beatitudes As a Compass for Discipleship.

Questions? Email Emily Glaser at ccv@augsburg.edu

Alternative Spring Break 2017

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Looking for something meaningful to do this spring break? Consider signing up for Alternative Spring Break!

During the week of March 11-18, Augsburg students will be traveling to West Virginia to work with Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity. This trip is a great opportunity for students of different backgrounds to come together, learn, and build community!

The cost of the trip is $250, which includes lodging, transportation, and most meals.
Registration forms can be found in the Campus Ministry Office or online at http://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry/spring-break-2017/
Spots fill up fast, so register soon! $100 is due at registration to secure your spot.

Want to learn more? Have questions? Email Emily Glaser at glasere@augsburg.edu

Like us on Facebook ‰”Augsburg Alternative Spring Break‰” + Follow us on Twitter @AuggieSpringBrk

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation

Auggie Networking Experience – Register Now

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Auggie Networking Experience Event — Using “Yes” to Connect
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
5:30-7:30 pm; Hoversten Chapel
Register for this free event: www.augsburg.edu/strommen

Students are invited to this dynamic experience to meet with alumni from all professions to build their Auggie network. Augsburg alumna Jenni Lilledahl, co-owner of the Brave New Workshop, will offer strategies to help you jump-start meaningful conversations and say ‰”yes” to new experiences. Free LinkedIn headshots and appetizers provided.

Faculty Workshop on Feb 2 – Supporting Students with Mental Health Concerns

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Faculty, mark your calendars for this upcoming workshop. Campuses across the United States have been experiencing a significant increase of students with mental health concerns. This national trend is also apparent at Augsburg College.

Staff from the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC) and the Center for Learning and Accessible Student Services (CLASS), invite faculty for a session to discuss and share with colleagues strategies that work in the classroom for addressing the needs of these students. This will be an informal consultation continuing to define how faculty can be helpful to one another and how support staff can be of assistance.

Strategies for Supporting Students with Mental Health Concerns
Thursday, February 2nd
3:45-5:00pm, Marshall Room

Co-sponsored by the CWC, CLASS, and CTL.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

New Faculty Series on Feb 1 – General Education 3.0

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Join Professor of History and Director of General Education Jacqui deVries in a discussion of liberal arts for the 21st century.

The New Faculty Series is designed for the newest members of Augsburg‰’s Faculty, but all faculty and staff are welcome.

New Faculty Series: Gen Ed 3.0
Wednesday, February 1
4-5 p.m., OGC 100

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Thursday, February 9: 2nd Annual Fosdick Lecture

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Join the Augsburg College Office of Campus Ministry on Thursday, February 9, 2017, for ‰”Good News/Bad News: Preaching the Gospel and the Headlines,‰” the second Fosdick Lecture on Preaching. We welcome the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, Senior Minister of The Riverside Church, New York, who will be the featured lecturer and preacher.

Schedule:
9:30 a.m.: Coffee & Registration
10 a.m.: Lecture
11:30 a.m.: Chapel Service

This event will be held in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Make your reservation today!

Food Service Update

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

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

Einstein’s will resume regular 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 Einsteins 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.-7 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.

Morning Chapel: Mindful Monday with Krista Costin

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Please join us in the chapel today at 10:40 a.m. for Mindful Monday with Krista Costin. Krista uses a unique combination of chanting and yoga poses to guide us in exploring mindfulness.

Chapel this week:
Tuesday, 1/31, 11:30 a.m.: Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres, Associate College Pastor, preaching, ‰”Cracked Open.” Musician: Brady Geary, piano.

Chapel Series, ‰”Called to Be the Neighbor‰”
Wednesday, 2/1, 10:40 a.m.: Lee George, Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, speaking. Musician: Kaylie Johnson ‰’17, trumpet.

Thursday, 2/2, 11:30 a.m.: Nick Mordal ‰’17 Senior Chapel, joined by Jared Waln.

Friday, 2/3, 10:40 a.m.: Pastor Kelly Chatman, Redeemer Lutheran Church, preaching.

We gather in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center ‰– Everyone is welcome!

More information

Update on Christensen Center and campus dining

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Christensen Center is open beginning today, Monday, January 30. The third floor (Commons, meeting rooms, and kitchen) will be closed while repairs continue.

Einstein‰’s has resumed regular 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.

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.-7 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.

Further updates will be posted on A-mail during the week.

Faculty CTL Grant Applications Due on February 15

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, submit your applications for the annual CTL grants by Wednesday, February 15. The three annual awards are as follows. See the links for more information about each grant opportunity.

Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant – http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_Internationalization.pdf
Integrated Course Design Grant – http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_ICD.pdf
Scholarship Grant – http://web.augsburg.edu/ctl/cfp/2017_Scholarship.pdf

Visit the CTL Grants webpage for links to the online application forms: http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/grant-applications/

Curious about past grant recipients? See this page on the CTL website.

Nominate a Colleague for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to make nominations for the 2017 CTL awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, or service.

All faculty (including adjuncts!) or full-time staff who have been employed at the college for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

Read more information about the three award categories and find the online nomination form on the CTL awards webpage: http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/awards/

Curious about past award winners? You can read about them on the CTL website.

Augsburg Total Wellness: Biometrics Health Screen

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Faculty and Staff,

Did you know that many Americans have significant health risks that they are not aware of? This includes:

-In 2014, 29.1 million people had diabetes or 9.3% of the U.S. population (almost 1/3 of them don’t know they have it)
-One out of three U.S. adults – 34% has high blood pressure.
-More than one-third of adults and almost 17% of youth were obese in 2014.
-About 1 or every 6 adult Americans has high blood cholesterol.

Could you have an undiagnosed health risk? Knowing your health risks is the first step in taking charge of your health.

That’s why Augsburg Total Wellness will be continuing to offer free, confidential health and wellness screenings this January! The biometrics health screening is completely voluntary. But we hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to learn more so that you can improve your health – starting now.

Screenings will include a brief health questionnaire and the following simple tests:

-Cholesterol
-Height, Weight
-Glucose(blood sugar)
-Blood Pressure
-Body Mass Index (BMI)

Registration information is in your inbox now! Contact Nicole Peterlin with any questions: peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Auggie Networking Experience Event

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Auggie Networking Experience Event – Using “YES” to CONNECT
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
5:30-7:30 pm; Hoversten Chapel
Register for this free event: www.augsburg.edu/strommen

Students are invited to this dynamic experience to meet with alumni from all professions to build their Auggie network. Keynote speaker: Auggie alum and co-owner of the Brave New Workshop, will offer strategies to help you jump – start meaningful conversations and say “yes” to new experiences. Free LinkedIn headshots and appetizers provided.

Career Quick Stop – Spring 2017

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

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

About Quick Stop:
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: 612-330-1148).

Moodle Help Available

submitted by tensen@augsburg.edu

It’s a new semester and it’s time to get your Moodle course and gradebook ready! Come to Lindell 202 for individualized help from your E-Learning Team on Thursday, 1/12 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Feel free to drop in for as little or as long as you’d like!
We can help you:
-import content from a previous course
-synchronize your Moodle gradebook with your grading plan
-track student participation and attendance in Moodle
-streamline your grading with Moodle rubrics and grading guides
-use VoiceThread to create interactive Web presentations
-get answers to questions about Moodle or other learning technologies
Bring your laptop and any pertinent course materials with you (in electronic docs, if possible)

Health Insurance Market Still Open

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

There is still time to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. January 31, 2017, is the last day to enroll in or change a 2017 health plan. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

You can enroll in or change 2017 Marketplace health insurance right now. Go to HealthCare.gov or CuidadDeSalud.gov and learn more. You can also call 1-800-318-2596, available 24 hours/day.

 

November Auggie Pride Award Recipients

submitted by johnsod@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to Allison Brown and Kris Hogan for receiving the November Auggie Pride Award. Their hard work and positive attitudes through large projects and transitions in their departments have made a huge impact to the people around them and campus as a whole. Staff Senate admires the work they do everyday and are honored to award them both with this month’s Auggie Pride Award. Read more at our website: inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate.

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the 2017 awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, or service.

All faculty or full-time staff who have been employed at the 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 and 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.

Submit a nomination using the online form on the CTL awards webpage.

Grants for Full-Time Faculty from CTL

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, applications are now being accepted for the 2017 annual CTL grants.

Scholarship:
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

Applications for all three grants will be accepted through February 15, 2017.

Visit the CTL Grants webpage for links to the online application forms.

Faculty Panel on Scholarship and Mentoring – Wed., Jan. 18

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Faculty and staff are invited to attend the first CTL event of the semester. We have all had mentors that have help support and propel us forward in our academic careers. CTL 2016 grant recipients Darcey Engen, John Zobitz, and Ann Impulittii will talk about the intersection between their CTL-funded scholarship and mentoring.

Faculty Perspectives on the Intersection between Scholarship and Mentoring
Wednesday, January 18
3:30-4:30pm
OGC 100

Click here to add this event to your Google calendar.

Kemper Scholarship-Applications are due January 31.

submitted by frew@augsburg.edu

Apply to be a 2017 Kemper Scholar!

The Kemper Scholars Program is designed for first-year students who are pursuing, or intend to pursue, a business-related degree program such as accounting, data science, finance, risk management, economics, statistics, math, computer science, communications, and/or actuarial science. Scholars receive:

*Up to $10,000 yearly scholarship
*2 paid internships:
*1 paid summer internship at a nonprofit in Chicago, learning and living with 25 fellow Kemper Scholars
*1 paid summer internship at one of the many Kemper companies around the US
*Paid trip to annual Kemper Conference in Chicago; 3 summers

Augsburg is one of only 15 liberal arts colleges selected to take part in the Kemper Scholars Program. Go to http://www.jskemper.org/kemper-scholars-program to learn more about this incredible opportunity.

Please set up an appointment with URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu or x1446 to confirm your eligibility if you plan to apply. URGO is available to provide feedback on applications as well if you wish to meet with us before submitting your application.

Applications are due January 31.

URGO phase 1 app due Feb 1

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Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2017 summer research are now available on the URGO website at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/. All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO Summer Research Program:
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 15th – July 28th.

URGO Summer Research Assistantships:
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 1st, so start talking with your faculty before break to learn about what research is going on in your department!

Visit URGO for Advising on Grad School Apps

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Applying to grad school? Come meet with URGO staff for individualized advising on finding and selecting programs, preparing for standardized tests, securing letters of recommendation, and writing application essays. We are here to help you through the process!

To make an appointment you can call the URGO office at 612-330-1446 or email us at urgo@augsburg.edu.

Focused Conversations: TODAY/TOMORROW

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The January Focused Conversations on student success are scheduled today and tomorrow:

Today, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m. Oren 100 (remote access is available for this session)
Tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 12:30 p.m., Oren 100

The sessions will be led by Katie Bishop, chief student success officer. Links to add these sessions to your Augsburg calendar are available on the Inside Augsburg calendar and the All Hands page (see link, below).

All Hands page (you must be logged in to access this page)

Classes resume and Hagfors Center construction continues

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

As the spring semester of 2017 commences, construction on the Hagfors Center continues. This week, the Hagfors Center construction update includes a photo of the exterior of the building from the main construction gate and updates on the following:

[1] Installation of air handlers
[2] Main lobby stairwell (including a photo)
[3] West staircase
[4] Precast exterior brick – including notification of weekend installation work
[5] Window frames and glass
[6] Interior work

The full summary is on the Hagfors Center web site (see link below). You also can subscribe to regular emails about the Hagfors Center construction on that site.

See the full construction update for the week of January 9, 2017

Peace Scholar Applications now being accepted

submitted by underhil@augsburg.edu

Augsburg sophomores and juniors with a strong interest in peace and justice issues are invited to apply for the 2017-18 Nobel Peace Prize Scholar Program. Two students will be selected to join a group of 16 students taking courses in Oslo, Norway at the International Summer School and the Nansen Dialogue Center in June & July 2017. Travel and tuition costs are covered by the program. The Peace Scholars also take a leading role in promoting student participation in the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, hosted each year by Augsburg College. Full information, including application materials, can be found at https://peacescholars.wordpress.com/augsburg-college/ and are due by Feb. 1. Any questions or inquiries can be directed to Bettine Hermanson (hermansb@augsburg.edu or 330-1378) or Joe Underhill (underhil@augsburg.edu or at 330-1318).