Prep Sessions for the MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

There is still time to attend a prep session which will help registered students prepare for the MN Private College Job & Internship fair next Tuesday, February 27th. Prep sessions will be held in the Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center.

Prep Sessions:
Friday, February 23: 10:40-11:00
Monday, February 26: 10:40-11:00

If you have questions, please contact us at careers@augsburg.edu or call 612-330-1148.

Register on Handshake

Developing Critical Readers – Wednesday, February 28

submitted by albertd@augsburg.edu

Looking for ways to help your students read with greater comprehension and/or through a more critical lens to enrich class discussion? Join panelists Ann Marie Yacobucci (Education), Dallas Liddle (English), and James Vela-McConnell (Sociology) on Wednesday, February 28, 12:30 – 1:40 PM, in OGC 100 as they will share strategies they’ve used to encourage students to read, analyze, and interact more deeply with texts. Adjunct instructors on contract this semester who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend. We’ll also have this session available remotely via Zoom:
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/756105821
Or Telephone: Dial +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 – Meeting ID: 756 105 821

Last Day to Apply for Auggie Take Out

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

Seeking student participants for Auggie Take Out, an event over Spring Break, which will pair students with alumni for lunch and if time allows, an afternoon job shadow experience.

Interested students should complete a brief Google Form by this Friday, February 23rd. Students and alumni will be matched based on major and interests. Any student can apply – they just need to participate in a brief business etiquette training before the experience and will need to arrange their own transportation to the lunch meeting.

Questions can be directed to Janet Morales, moralesj@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1792

Auggie Take Out Website

Great Colleges to Work For Survey: Tell Us

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University is participating in the 2018 Great Colleges to Work For survey. The survey opened Monday, February 19 and will remain open until Monday, March 5. Eligible participants received an email from ModernThink which contained a survey invitation and link to the survey.

Important things to note:
– Survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
– Your responses to the survey will be completely confidential. ModernThink LLC, an independent survey firm, will not provide Augsburg with any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.
– Your participation is very valuable and desired, but voluntary.
– Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on the HR Moodle site: http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/ModernThinkSurveyFAQs2018.pdf

Human Resources recognizes that many members of our community have work that does not require use of a computer, or who may not have a dedicated office. We will be hosting computer lab sessions for employees to ask any questions they might have, get assistance with the process, and complete the survey.

These sessions are scheduled at the following dates and times (NOTE location change!):

February 28—8:00-9:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 201
March 2—10:00-11:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 201

Should you have questions, please contact Lisa Stock (stock@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1783) or Nicole Peterlin (peterlin@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1602) in Human Resources. Thank you for sharing your voice!

Spring Intramural Sign-Ups Open!

submitted by voigtj@augsburg.edu

Registration for spring intramurals is now OPEN!! Registration will be open until Wednesday, Feb. 28th. Leagues will start the week of March 5th and run until April 19th (with no intramurals during the week of spring break).

We will have volleyball, basketball, and soccer.

Check out the website for more info as well as registration links!

Augsburg University Intramural Website

Next Tuesday: Life in Balance Workshop

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Feeling stuck? The busy lives we lead can get in the way of doing what we know we ‘should’ be doing to achieve better health. In this engaging workshop you’ll learn new ways of thinking about what it takes to be healthy, and discover simple secrets on fitting powerful natural ‘medicines’ into the nooks and crannies of our lives for more energy and healthier, happier bodies. The result? Looking and feeling your very best all day, every day!

Join this hands-on workshop, led by well-being consultant Teri Erhardt, from Augsburg’s benefit broker NFP. It’s sure to be a fun, engaging, and worthwhile workshop!

February 27, 11-12 pm in the Augsburg Room

Four more days to apply to be a part of the Public Leadership Scholars Programs

submitted by warnbers@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 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 26th, 2018

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

Vocation Lunch with Robert Tom – March 29th

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Faculty and Staff – you are invited to attend the Christensen Center for Vocation’s Spring Vocation Lunch with robert tom, Augsburg’s Ceramics and Sculpture Professor! This event will take place on Thursday, March 29th from 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM in East Commons, Christensen Center.

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

To learn more about robert tom and to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-vocation-lunch-with-robert-tom-tickets-42754587121

Spaces are limited so please register soon. Note: upon completion of your registration, please be sure you receive a confirmation email and do not add the event to your calendar without completing the registration process.

If you have any questions, please contact the CCV office at (612) 330-1403 or email ccv@augsburg.edu.

We hope to see you there!

Demystifying Social Security: Info Session—March 13, from 11:30-1:00 pm in Hagfors 150A

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

I know it’s spring break, but this is important! Social Security can be so mystifying. In this unique session, learn—directly from the SSA–about Social Security benefits in retirement to help yourself, your spouse, your parents, or other loved ones navigate the world of retirement and the SSA. This information session will be led by Rhonda Whitenack of the Social Security Administration.

This is good information no matter what your age; and getting someone from the SSA to come directly is harder than it looks—take advantage of it!

When: March 13th from 11:30-1:00 pm
Where: Hagfors 150A

Minnesota Hillel Presentation

submitted by huynhn1@augsburg.edu

What can we do to make Augsburg University more inclusive to students, staff, faculty, and visitors of the Jewish faith? The Augsburg Community is invited to attend a presentation by Minnesota Hillel’s Senior Jewish Educator, Rabbi Ryan Dulkin.

Tuesday, February 27
OGC 100
9:40-11:40 a.m.

Rabbi Ryan Dulkin brings with him an extensive background in Jewish education, having served most recently as a visiting professor of Jewish Studies at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His other academic appointments have included the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Washington University in St. Louis.

Riverside Innovation Hub Seminary – March 12

submitted by frugek@augsburg.edu

MARCH 12 @ 6:00-9:00PM
HOVERSTEN CHAPEL @ AUGSBURG UNIVERSITY

Please RSVP by March 5 on our website.
Dinner will be served. There is no cost to attend.

The Riverside Innovation Hub at Augsburg University is excited to share the preliminary findings from our research this fall from listening and observing twelve different congregations in the Twin Cities. Find out what was surprising, what was exciting, what brought us hope, and what new questions came from the research.

Learn about the connections between relationships, generations, and the intersections in which young adults live out their faith. Discover the commonalities between the diverse Christian faith communities we studied. The details were different, but the things that worked were remarkably similar.

Hope to see you at the seminar!

Riverside Innovation Hub website to RSVP

Make A Difference & Eat Free Pizza

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Do you want to earn service hours while making a difference for middle school students in the Twin Cities? Come judge debate rounds for the Minnesota Urban Debate League.

Middle school students will debate education reform, and we’re looking for caring students to judge them on their critical thinking, argumentation, and public speaking. No debate experience? No problem – we’ll train you. Judges also enjoy free pizza.

Volunteer shifts last from 3:15 – 7:30 PM.

We’re still looking for judges for the following tournaments (named for famous former debaters):

Tuesday – 2/27: Sherman Alexie Tournament (make up)
Thursday – 3/1: Rosalind Franklin Tournament
Thursday – 3/8: Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink Tournament
Tues-Thurs 3/13-3/15: Justice Sotomayor Conference Championships
Tuesday – 3/20: Winona LaDuke Middle School City Championships

Please direct any questions to udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu, or stop by our office in Foss 18.

Click the link below for more information and to sign up:

Sign Up

Professor Green published in the Chronicle of Higher Ed

submitted by starckl@augsburg.edu

Professor Doug Green’s letter to the editor was published this week in the Chronicle of Higher Education. His piece, “Academe is Not Anti-Science,” is a measured and insightful response to Steven Pinker’s “The Intellectual War on Science.” At the end of his letter, Professor Green invokes Augsburg’s commitment to the union of science and humanism:

“But if we need a sense of where we are now, at least in the academy, we would do better — on the Augsburg University campus at least — to walk the skyway from Lindell Library to the new Hagfors Center for Science, Religion, and Business: The CSBR and that bridge signify a unified resistance to the war on science and, more broadly, on the pursuit of knowledge.”

Read the entire letter here: https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/academe-is-not-anti-science

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 1st

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 18th. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) by March 1st (no abstract is required at time of registration).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu.

URGO Website

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2018

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2018 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2019 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2019. 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).

The TRIO 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 2019.

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 AND/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 and maintain at last a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred).

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

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Website

Jump Start Your STEM Job Search 2018 – All STEM students are welcomed to attend

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Join us for Jump Start Your STEM Job Search!

Saturday, February 24
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hagfors Center
Augsburg University

Keynote: Dr. Raj A. Rajan, Ecolab Vice President and Global Sustainability Technical Leader, will present “Paychecks and Possibilities: Shaping Your Career in STEM”

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the following workshops:
-Leveraging LinkedIn for Maximum Networking
-Applying Your Strengths to Interviewing
-Gap Year Opportunities for Pre-Health Applicants
-Representing Yourself Well: Cover Letters, Personal Statements and Thank-You’s
-Comparing Corporate Cultures: Small, Medium, and Large
-How to Ace Your Coding Interview

The event will end with a Buffet Lunch & Resource Fair:
-Resume Review
-LinkedIn Doctors
-Professional photos for LinkedIn headshots
-SciTechsperience Internship Program
-Student Internship Poster Session

Information Tables:
-Boston Scientific
-Software Guild
-Keyot
-SciTechsperience
-Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Register today!

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2018

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2018 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2019 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2019. 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).

The TRIO 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 2019.

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 and maintain at last a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred).

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

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Website

Prep Session: MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Career & Internship Center will be holding a number of prep sessions to help students prepare for the upcoming MN Private College Job & Internship Fair which will be held on Tuesday, February 27 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The first prep session will be Monday, February 19th from 10:40-11:00 in the Strommen Center. Students can register through Handshake to attend one of seven prep sessions.

Learn more about the fair and who will be attending: http://mnpcfair.org/

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake

Handshake

March 1 – Lunch and Learn with Thrivent Financial

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

What should new and mid-career professionals be thinking about and planning for? Alex Gonzalez and Ted Nielsen, Thrivent Financial, will briefly discuss topics such as managing debt, care for young children, saving for further education – as well as planning for retirement. You can leave with valuable information and resources. Co-hosted through our Wellness program, Student Affairs, and Thrivent Financial. Lunch is provided.

Thursday, March 1, 12 noon – 1:30 pm in the Marshall room

To ensure we have enough space and food, and to see about dietary needs, please go to https://goo.gl/forms/4cxuRx0KPuirubpt2

Questions? Contact Ann Garvey at garvey@augsburg.edu

Interfaith Storytelling for a Vibrant Democracy: Engaging the Diverse, the Devout, and the “Nones”

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

This interactive conference will bring together individuals with diverse core commitments for skill building in the areas of storytelling and story listening in order to build greater dialogue on our campuses around difference. The event is a collaboration between staff and faculty from Augsburg University, Bethel University, and the University of St. Thomas and the Interfaith Youth Corps (IFYC). It will take place on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 at the University of St. Thomas. The cost is normally $10 (including meals) but is free for Augsburg students. For more information and a schedule go to www.stthomas.edu/interfaithstorytelling or contact Professor Matt Maruggi at maruggi@augsburg.edu.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqn6-xVUOrZv-OJC18dexehmrhx2dWL83_EhanIQCxDLArig/viewform?pli=1

Students- Two more weeks to get your application in for the Public Leadership Scholars

submitted by warnbers@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 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 26th, 2018

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

Great Colleges to Work For Survey: Be Heard

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

As President Pribbenow recently announced, Augsburg University is participating in the 2018 Great Colleges to Work For survey. The survey opens Monday, February 19 and will remain open until Monday, March 5. Eligible participants will receive an email from ModernThink which will contain a survey invitation and link to the survey.

Important things to note:
– Survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
– Your responses to the survey will be completely confidential. ModernThink LLC, an independent survey firm, will not provide Augsburg with any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.
– Your participation is very valuable and desired, but voluntary.
– Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on the HR Moodle site: http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/ModernThinkSurveyFAQs2018.pdf

Human Resources recognizes that many members of our community have work that does not require use of a computer, or who may not have a dedicated office. We will be hosting computer lab sessions for employees to ask any questions they might have, get assistance with the process, and complete the survey.

These sessions are scheduled at the following dates and times:

February 20—2:30-3:30 pm, Sverdrup Hall 204
February 22—4:00-5:00pm, Sverdrup Hall 204
February 28—8:00-9:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 205
March 2—10:00-1:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 204

Should you have questions, please contact Lisa Stock (stock@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1783) or Nicole Peterlin (peterlin@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1602) in Human Resources. Thank you for sharing your voice!

Life in Balance Workshop—February 27

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Feeling stuck? The busy lives we lead can get in the way of doing what we know we ‘should’ be doing to achieve better health. In this engaging workshop you’ll learn new ways of thinking about what it takes to be healthy, and discover simple secrets on fitting powerful natural ‘medicines’ into the nooks and crannies of our lives for more energy and healthier, happier bodies. The result? Looking and feeling your very best all day, every day!

Join this hands-on workshop, led by well-being consultant Teri Erhardt, from Augsburg’s benefit broker NFP. It’s sure to be a fun, engaging, and worthwhile workshop!

Tuesday, February 27, 11-12 pm in the Augsburg Room

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 1st

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 18th. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) by March 1st (no abstract is required at time of registration).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu.

URGO Website

CTL Award Nominations – Due Tuesday

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the 2018 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 (full-time and adjunct), scholarship, or service. For additional information regarding award criteria and to submit a confidential nomination, please visit the CTL Awards website. The deadline for nominations is February 20, 2018.

Stories of Navigating Family Traditions and Beliefs

submitted by freunds@augsburg.edu

Story time! Navigating Family Traditions and Beliefs
Thursday, February 22nd 6:30-8:30pm

Come on out for another evening of storytelling as we share stories of navigating the complex universe that is one’s family or community of origin! Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s not so funny.

* What is one part of yourself that you’ve had to fight for or defend in your family or community of origin?
* What part of your family tradition has shaped you in a positive way? Are there traditions/values that you’re grateful for?
* How have you navigated the reactions or opinions of family, as you define your own identity?
* Have you ever felt like you were brainwashed?
* When did you realize your family wasn’t like every other family?
* Who has become family for you when you needed people to belong with?

*Dinner will be provided!*

Hosted by: Interfaith @ Cedar Commons

[Cedar Commons: 2001 Riverside Ave. S]

The Course List in Moodle Your Way

submitted by mattingl@augsburg.edu

Would you like to see SEM2 Term 2 courses or Summer (SEM3) courses when logging into Moodle? Maybe you would like to order your course sites in a way which works for you?

See all courses for the 2017-18 academic year and order the list however you like by adding the Legacy Course Overview block. Please see the link for step-by-step instructions.

Adding the Course Overview Legacy Block

Resources for loving local water (and not using bottled water)

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

The Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) is keeping track of creative solutions to replace bottled water and #LoveLocalWater. Here’s what we have so far. Email us at environmentalstewardship@augsburg.edu with more ideas or scenarios to navigate!

For campus visitors:

Instead of providing bottled water to visitors coming to campus, we encourage departments to use language like this to alert visitors to our policy: Augsburg University is phasing out bottled water on campus in order to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions and support the provision of water as a human right and not a commodity. While on campus, you will have access to clean Minneapolis tap water. If you are not able to bring your own water bottle to campus, please let us know if we can provide you with a glass/cup to use and return or with a reusable water bottle to use and keep. We appreciate your support as we #LoveLocalWater together!

If you provide hot water to visitors through a Culligan dispenser, consider purchasing an electric tea kettle for your office space in order to get ready for the eventual phase-out of Culligan.

For events:

Order water by the gallon through A’viands catering.
Purchase water pitchers and reusable/compostable cups for your department (if sink access for washing is an issue, contact us for ideas).

Funding:

The Environmental Action Committee (Student Government) may be able to help with purchasing supplies that will directly benefit students as we move away from bottled water.

Learn more on the ESC Website

2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards/Senior Leadership Society

submitted by johnso91@augsburg.edu

Nominations for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open! These awards celebrate and recognize outstanding student leaders and student organizations at Augsburg University for their innovation, mentorship, advocacy, and engagement throughout this academic year. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjjTAubhknbfGTM5VD2-onsqDb4b8DDHivx4PHLQgA0kur8A/viewform)

We encourage all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members to nominate student leaders and student organizations for these awards. A list of awards with their descriptions can be found here:(http://www.augsburg.edu/cao/activities/augsburg-leadership-awards/). Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9.

Applications are also open for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors for their leadership contributions over the course of their tenure at Augsburg University. One individual who is inducted into the society will receive the Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award, which has an award value of $500. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4mbx-4VkIX4zwBBMOVhmNqSKxvG7dGKfQyvuJ9IkXWOeChg/viewform)

Nominees will be honored and recipients will be announced at the 19th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 8 from 5:00-8:00pm.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjjTAubhknbfGTM5VD2-onsqDb4b8DDHivx4PHLQgA0kur8A/viewform

Study Abroad & Away Fair – TODAY

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Auggies come to Christensen Center lobby to warm up with a hot cup of cocoa and to browse the hundreds of international and USA programs available for you!

Grab some refreshments, pick up program brochures, ask questions, and discover global opportunities that are perfect for you! Don’t forget to enter the prize drawing, too!

Friday, February 16, 2018, 10:30 – 2:30, Christensen Center

Get more details about the Study Abroad/Away Fair

Eat Free Pizza and Make a Difference for Middle School Students

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Do you want to earn service hours while making a difference for middle school students in the Twin Cities? Come judge debate rounds for the Minnesota Urban Debate League.

Middle school students will debate education reform, and we’re looking for caring students to judge them on their critical thinking, argumentation, and public speaking. No debate experience? No problem – we’ll train you. Judges also enjoy free pizza.

Volunteer shifts last from 3:15 – 7:30 PM.

We’re still looking for judges for the following tournaments (named for famous former debaters):

Tuesday – 2/20: Oprah Winfrey Tournament
Tuesday – 2/27: Sherman Alexie Tournament (make up)
Thursday – 3/1: Rosalind Franklin Tournament
Thursday – 3/8: Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink Tournament
Tues-Thurs 3/13-3/15: Justice Sotomayor Conference Championships
Tuesday – 3/20: Winona LaDuke Middle School City Championships

Please direct any questions to udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu, or stop by our office in Foss 18.

Click the link below for more information and to sign up:

Volunteer With Us

Urban Scholars – Paid Summer Fellowship Opportunity

submitted by philibef@augsburg.edu

Urban Scholars is a a twelve-week PAID leadership and professional development fellowship program providing students from diverse cultural backgrounds with distinctive professional experience. Focused on essential leadership skills and creating resume-building career pathways, Urban Scholars is training the next generation of leaders.

Scholars spend four days a week working on meaningful projects and work assignments alongside organizational leaders at one of our various host sites. One day a week, Scholars come together as a cohort to learn and practice skills in leadership, professional development, small groups, and public speaking.

In order to be eligible for the program you:
– Must be enrolled and in good standing at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, graduate program, law school
– OR Must be a recent graduate with a degree conferred between December 2017 and May 2018.
– Must have completed first year of post-secondary education.
– Must be authorized to work in the United States.
– Must be prepared to participate on a full-time basis (40 hours per week) for 12 weeks.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE *THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18*. The program begins on May 21st.

z.umn.edu/urbanscholars
Then apply on the City of Minneapolis website: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/civilrights/urbanscholars/WCMSP-173329

Urban Scholars Interest Form

Register for the MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

For the 42nd year, Minnesota’s Private Colleges will host the annual JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR on Tuesday, February 27 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This fair stands out as one of the premier college/employer partnerships in the country. The exhibit hall is open from 9:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. (You can stay for as long as you are able)

Why attend the fair?
Explore opportunities in a variety of industries and majors.
Chat with more than 260 employers – all under one roof!
Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) from the Minnesota Private Colleges.
Get your free professional LinkedIn Photo taken at the fair!
Learn more about the fair and who will be attending: http://mnpcfair.org/

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake

Handshake

Summer Job Camp Fair – Monday 2/12/18

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a paid summer job? Do you like working with youth? Interested in gaining leadership skills? Stop by the Summer Job Camp Fair and meet with over 18 camps from across the United States that are seeking summer employees. Representatives will be in the lobby of the Christensen Center on Monday, February 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Many of the representatives will be interviewing students on the spot.

Questions? Email tilton@augsburg.edu or call 612-330-1148

Prudential Financial is hiring summer interns

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Prudential Financial is looking for students who have a positive attitude, desire to learn, and a passion to help people! They have summer internship opportunities in Underwriting and Sales as well as full-time positions within their Customer Experience and Customer Value Center. To learn more about our these exciting opportunities –stop by the lobby of the Christensen Center on Tuesday, February 13th between 10:00 a.m – 1:00 pm to meet with their business reps. Click on the below links to view job descriptions and apply today!

2018 Customer Value Center (CVC) – Customer Relationship Specialist – http://bit.ly/Pru2018_CVC
2018 Customer Office Sales Associate – http://bit.ly/CustomerOfficeSales
2018 Life Underwriting Internship – http://bit.ly/internunderwrite
2018 Sales Career Development Internship – http://bit.ly/ILISales

Community Connections Conference 2018

submitted by mcconnek@augsburg.edu

The Community Connections Conference is a city-wide event hosted annually by the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department. Join community members, non-profits, City departments and elected officials to share ideas and develop strategies to create and impact change as a community.

This year’s conference theme is Aspire. Collaborate. Transform.

Aspire: Creating outcomes through capturing your ideas, ambitions and visions of what the city can become.

Collaborate: Coming together to develop strategies to achieve these outcomes.

Transform: Creating and impacting change as a community.

The overall goal of the conference is to build diversity and capacity of neighborhood organizations and community organizations by providing new and innovative ideas through collaboration and participation. The conference includes:

Engaging speakers
Interactive workshops
Complimentary lunch
Community exhibitors

Accessibility and Inclusion

Your participation in the Community Connections Conference is greatly encouraged. The Neighborhood and Community Relations Department is committed to providing a rich, accessible and inclusionary experience. On-site captioning and interpreters for American Sign, Spanish, Somali, Hmong and Oromo are available throughout the day.

The Minneapolis Convention Center offers information on locations of accessible entrances, restrooms and transportation. Learn more at Minneapolis Convention Center and Accessibility.

For further reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department at 612-554-1959 or ncr@minneapolismn.gov. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users can call 612-673-2157.

Sat, February 10, 2018

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

*YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP THE DAY OF AND LUNCH IS PROVIDED!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-connections-conference-2018-tickets-41218142574

Interfaith Storytelling for a Vibrant Democracy: Engaging the Diverse, the Devout, and the “Nones”

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

This interactive conference will bring together individuals with diverse core commitments for skill building in the areas of storytelling and story listening in order to build greater dialogue on our campuses around difference. The event is a collaboration between staff and faculty from Augsburg University, Bethel University, and the University of St. Thomas and the Interfaith Youth Corps (IFYC). It will take place on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 at the University of St. Thomas. The cost is normally $10 (including meals) but is free for Augsburg students. For more information and a schedule go to www.stthomas.edu/interfaithstorytelling or contact Professor Matt Maruggi at maruggi@augsburg.edu.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqn6-xVUOrZv-OJC18dexehmrhx2dWL83_EhanIQCxDLArig/viewform?pli=1

New deadline for the Alternative Spring Break Trip is February 9th

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Greetings from Campus Ministry (CM) and the Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV)!

We are writing to inform you of a wonderful service opportunity coming up! During Spring Break this year, March 10th – 17th, we will be traveling to Laredo, Texas with Habitat for Humanity for Alternative Spring Break. This trip is a great chance for students to travel during spring break while also making a positive difference in the Laredo community. The cost is $250 and includes lodging, transportation, and most meals. A $100 deposit is due at registration to secure your spot.

Like us on Facebook “Augsburg Alternative Spring Break”
and Follow us on Twitter @AuggieSpringBrk

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Sophie Warnberg at warnbers@augsburg.edu

Blessings,

Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation

http://web.augsburg.edu/campusministry/ASB2018_Registration.pdf

Apply for 2018-2019 Public Leadership Scholars Programs

submitted by warnbers@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 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 19th, 2018

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

Valentine’s Day Sale

submitted by waggoner@augsburg.edu

On February 13th and 14th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. a “Sweetheart of a Sale” featuring vintage and gently used jewelry, homemade candy, and specialty scarves will be held in the Christensen Center (first floor) on Augsburg’s campus! This event is sponsored by the Augsburg Associates, a volunteer group raising funds for student scholarships. Stop by and purchase something for someone you love.

Essays, Revisions, Applications – Whatever You Are Writing, the Writing Lab Can Help

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Writing Lab is alive and well (and busy) and the tutors are ready to help you! The lab is located in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. All Augsburg students — grad and undergrad, any major — are welcome. Just bring a hard copy of whatever you are working on — essays, applications, personal statements, creative writing assignments. Here are the hours:

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

Questions? Please contact Kathy Swanson, English.

Earn Service Hours and Eat Free Pizza with MNUDL

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Do you want to earn service hours while making a difference for middle school students in the Twin Cities? Come judge debate rounds for the Minnesota Urban Debate League!

Middle school students will debate education reform, and we’re looking for caring students to judge them on their critical thinking, argumentation, and public speaking. No debate experience? No problem – we’ll train you. Judges also enjoy free pizza!

Volunteer shifts last from 3:15 – 7:30 PM.

We’re still looking for judges for the following tournaments (named for famous former debaters):

Thursday 2/15: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Tournament
Tuesday – 2/20: Oprah Winfrey Tournament
Tuesday – 2/27: Sherman Alexie Tournament (make up)
Thursday – 3/1: Rosalind Franklin Tournament
Thursday – 3/8: Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink Tournament
Tues-Thurs 3/13-3/15: Justice Sotomayor Conference Championships
Tuesday – 3/20: Winona LaDuke Middle School City Championships

Please direct any questions to udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu, or stop by our office in Foss 18!

Click the link below for more information and to sign up:

Volunteer With Us

National Alliance on Mental Illness Presentation

submitted by huynhn1@augsburg.edu

Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Learn about mental illnesses, the impact of negative attitudes and five things each of us can do to make Minnesota a better place for people who experience a mental illness. Open to Augsburg staff, faculty, and students.

Tuesday, February 13th
9-10am
Marshall Room

Crossing Borders: Study Abroad in Mexico

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Mexico has been in the U.S. news a lot lately – but what do you actually know about our neighbors to the south? Study abroad at Augsburg’s Study Center in Cuernavaca, Mexico this fall to learn firsthand about the country!

Now accepting applications for the fall program, “Crossing Borders: Gender and Social Change in Mesoamerica”. Students are immersed in various Mexican realities by meeting directly with people of diverse backgrounds, gaining essential skills for future academic and professional pursuits. This is an excellent program for those who also need to meet General Education Requirements.

Study Abroad & earn Augsburg credits!
Satisfy “Augsburg Experience” graduation requirement!
Complete an internship for credit!
Satisfy LAF graduation requirements!
Live in and experience the beauty of Mexico by living with host families, going on excursions, and included cultural activities!

Apply by April 1st.

More Information & to Apply

Study Abroad & Away Fair – Feb 16

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Come learn about hundreds of off-campus study programs available to Auggies! Programs are around the world as well as the USA, and range in length from 8 days to a whole year. There is something to fit each student!

Grab some hot cocoa, pick up program brochures, ask questions, and discover global opportunities that are perfect for you! Don’t forget to enter the prize drawing, too! Join us:

Friday, February 16, 2018, 10:00 – 2:30, Christensen Center

Get more details about the Study Abroad/Away Fair

LSAMP – North Star STEM Alliance MnDRIVE Summer Research Program: Apply in February

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

Underrepresented students in STEM can now apply for summer research under the NSF-funded MnDRIVE program.

To be eligible for the MnDRIVE program, students must:

-be a United States citizen, national or permanent resident
-be enrolled in an undergraduate STEM degree program
-self-identify as a minority or underrepresented group (Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, Alaska Native)
-complete and submit all application materials by the deadline.

The MnDRIVE program represents a partnership between the Minnesota Discovery and Research Innovation Economy (MnDRIVE) initiative and the North Star STEM Alliance (NSSA) to provide summer research internship experiences to undergraduates. MnDRIVE has summer internship opportunities in four general research areas – Brain Conditions (neuromodulation)
research, Environment (bioremediation) research, Robotics, sensors and advanced manufacturing research, and Global Food Ventures research. Students should be available for research during Summer 2018 and have access to housing in the Twin Cities metro area. The NSSA provides $4,000 for the research opportunity.

The MnDRIVE application deadline is Monday, February 19th, 2018 at 5:00 PM.
For more information and to apply, please see: https://northstarstem.org/node/706

We encourage interested students to make an appointment with Sabrina Doré of STEM Programs to discuss program eligibility, the application process, and the North Star STEM Scholars program, in general before applying. To set up an appointment with Sabrina, please send an email to: dores@augsburg.edu.

River Semester Orientation

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Do you have a passion for the environment and want to Study Away in the USA? River Semester might be up your alley! Come join us for a student orientation about River Semester on February 22nd from 3:30-5:00 in the Oren Gateway Center 100. Both alumni who previously participated in River Semester and program director Joe Underhill will offer information on this amazing opportunity. (There are going to be snacks as an added bonus!)

River Semester

Focused Conversations on Academic Planning: Tuesday and Wednesday

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Academic planning is the Focused Conversation topic for February. Provost Karen Kaivola will lead the sessions on Tuesday, February 13, and Wednesday, February 14. The Tuesday session will be available via livestream.

Feb. 13 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Oren Gateway Center 100

Feb. 14 – 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Oren Gateway Center 100

See the All Hands page (link below) or the Inside Augsburg calendar for times and locations, and to add a session to your calendar.

All Hands page (login required)

Faculty Grant Deadline – February 15th

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning, the Faculty Development Committee, the Office of International Programs, and the Office of Academic Affairs would like to remind you that over $45,000 has been budgeted to support faculty scholarship, course design, and collaboration with our international partners. Please visit the CTL website for further information and application forms.
Scholarship Grants – February 15, 2015
Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grants – February 15, 2018
Integrated Course Design Working Group– February 15, 2018

Congratulations Outstanding Staff Nominees

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate would like to congratulate and recognize those nominated for the Outstanding Staff and Outstanding Newcomer Award. The winners of the awards will be announced at the Staff Appreciation Event on Thursday, March 8th from 2–4 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

Karen Alexander
Kira Augustine
Eric Graham
Ruby Murillo
Emily Reinert

Sarah Cash-Darvell
Kris Connell
Amanda Erdman
Aaron Griess
David Hamilton
Rachel Kruzel
Ron Kurpiers
Mary Laurel True
Joe Mann
Kathleen Matthews
Donna McLean
Matthew Schornstein

Thank you to all of those who nominated these outstanding staff members. We hope to see you all at the event!

Staff Appreciation Event Details

Health Care Competencies Workshop Today

submitted by prosserj@augsburg.edu

Dr. Keneeshia Williams (’03 Biology and Chemistry) will speak on how she developed essential core competencies and how health care professionals work as a team. Dr. Williams received her MD degree from the University of Illinois at Peoria and completed her general surgery residency at University of Illinois at Mount Sinai Hospital. She completed a research residency in trauma and burn research and did her surgical critical care/acute care surgery fellowship at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson. She now serves as a trauma surgeon and assistant professor at Emory University. Contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu for more information.

Friday, February 9
12 pm
Riverside Room

Life in Balance Workshop—February 27

submitted by gade@augsburg.edu

Feeling stuck? The busy lives we lead can get in the way of doing what we know we ‘should’ be doing to achieve better health. In this engaging workshop you’ll learn new ways of thinking about what it takes to be healthy, and discover simple secrets on fitting powerful natural ‘medicines’ into the nooks and crannies of our lives for more energy and healthier, happier bodies. The result? Looking and feeling your very best all day, every day!

Join this hands-on workshop, led by well-being consultant Teri Erhardt, from Augsburg’s benefit broker NFP. It’s sure to be a fun, engaging, and worthwhile workshop!

Tuesday, February 27, 11-12 pm in the Augsburg Room

Paid Fellowship for trip to Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

submitted by prosserj@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select few universities to participate in the program. Multiple Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.

The 2018 trip will take place on April 24th. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446.

Eligibility:
– U.S. Citizen
– Full-time student
– At least a sophomore and cannot be graduating before Spring 2019
– 3.0 GPA or higher

ACR Homes Tabling Today: Internships/Part-time Jobs

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

MAKING A DIFFERENCE… ACR Homes has been voted ”No. 1 WORKPLACE IN MN” twice and has amazing opportunities working with people who have disabilities for current students and soon to be graduates looking for a rewarding and flexible job, meaningful Internship, or a life changing career. Opportunities are available to start now, this Summer, after Graduation, or next Fall. Stop by the Christensen Center Friday (2/2) between 9a-1p to learn more or contact Phil Baumgarn at 651-294-4727 or phil.baumgarn@acrhomes.com

Apply for 2018-2019 Public Leadership Scholars Programs

submitted by warnbers@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 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 19th, 2018

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

Interfaith Storytelling for a Vibrant Democracy: Engaging the Diverse, the Devout, and the “Nones”

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

This interactive conference will bring together individuals with diverse core commitments for skill building in the areas of storytelling and story listening in order to build greater dialogue on our campuses around difference. The event is a collaboration between staff and faculty from Augsburg University, Bethel University, and the University of St. Thomas and the Interfaith Youth Corps (IFYC). It will take place on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 at the University of St. Thomas. The cost is normally $10 (including meals) but is free for Augsburg students. For more information and a schedule go to www.stthomas.edu/interfaithstorytelling or contact Professor Matt Maruggi at maruggi@augsburg.edu.

Augsburg Registration: Interfaith Storytelling for a Vibrant Democracy

Summer 2018 Job Opportunity

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

We are looking for SEVEN current students to serve as mentors for this summer’s Youth Theology Institute (AYTI). http://www.augsburg.edu/acti/

The Augsburg Youth Theology Institute (AYTI) 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 AYTI 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 July 7-13, 2018.

Interested in applying? Visit the Human Resources employment web page.

Have any questions? Contact Lonna Field at ccv@augsburg.edu
Brought to you by: Christensen Center for Vocation, Campus Ministry, and Theology and Public Leadership

Alternative Spring Break 2018

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

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

During the week of March 10th – 17th, Augsburg students will be traveling to Texas to work with Habitat for Humanity of Laredo-Webb County. 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 will open on January 8th and close on February 2nd.
Spots fill up fast, so register soon! $100 is due at registration to secure your spot.

Want to learn more? Have questions? Email Sophie Warnberg at warnbers@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

http://web.augsburg.edu/campusministry/ASB2018_Registration.pdf

Budget Managers: Come to a Kick-off of Budget Season

submitted by hansenk1@augsburg.edu

Budget season is here! Mark your calendars and plan to attend one of the two Budget Kick-off meetings, to be held on Tuesday, February 6 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in OGC 100 and Thursday, February 8 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in OGC 100.

Budget packets, including operating budget templates, instructions, and priorities will be sent to you by Monday, February 5. This year you will be preparing a two-year operating expense budget (for FY19 and FY20), as part of Augsburg’s Strategic Initiative #5 – to improve financial management at all levels of the organization, strengthening practices of multi-year budget planning, strategic prioritization of resources, forecasting and modeling. The kick-off meeting will explain the new process and answer your questions.

After you turn in your two-year individual cost center budgets (due on February 26), they will be rolled up and given to the appropriate Vice President or Provost for their review and approval.

If you have any questions, comments or would like additional information, please contact Tom Carroll at x1352 or carrollt@augsburg.edu.

Looking for an internship or full-time job?

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

For the 42nd year, Minnesota’s Private Colleges will host the annual JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR on Tuesday, February 27 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This fair stands out as one of the premier college/employer partnerships in the country. The exhibit hall is open from 9:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. (You can stay for as long as you are able)

Why attend the fair?
Explore opportunities in a variety of industries and majors.
Chat with more than 270 employers – all under one roof!
Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) from the Minnesota Private Colleges.

Get your free professional LinkedIn Photo taken at the fair!
Learn more about the fair and who will be attending: http://mnpcfair.org/

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake

Handshake

Augsburg Hosts Native Youth Day Today

submitted by simonj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University Admissions and American Indian Student Services Offices host Native Youth Day today, February 2nd, on campus. We will have approximately 250 American Indian Youth on campus where they will have the opportunity to meet/hear from President Pribbenow, current Augsburg Native students through a panel, take a campus tour and learn more about Augsburg and have a meal in the commons area before departing back to their schools in the afternoon. If you see the groups around campus, please greet them, stop them and introduce yourselves and welcome them to campus.

Wopila tanka/Many thanks in advance to President Pribbenow, the Admissions Office staff, A’viands, Event and Conference Planning staff, Augsburg Indigenous Student Association (AISA) and others who continue to make this annual event possible.

Final Week to Apply to College Possible

submitted by koinesa@augsburg.edu

College Possible supports low-income students with college success through 1:1 coaching on academics, financial aid, and personal development. Our hope is that students apply as soon as possible so that they will be ready to go for the semester.

Students interested in applying must be Pell grant or Dream Act eligible. In order to apply, they can use the attached link and drop by the College Possible desk (located on the 2nd floor of the Lindell library) to fill out release forms. The application process will only take around 10 minutes!

The deadline to apply is February 2nd at 5pm.

College Possible Application

Faculty Research, Course Design, and International Travel Grants Available – Apply Today

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning, the Faculty Development Committee, the Office of International Programs, and the Office of Academic Affairs would like to remind you that over $45,000 has been budgeted to support faculty scholarship, course design, and collaboration with our international partners. Please visit the CTL website for further information and application forms.
Scholarship Grants – February 15, 2015
Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grants – February 15, 2018
Integrated Course Design Working Group– February 15, 2018

Congratulations Alana Goodson: Gilman Scholarship Awardee

submitted by dvorak@augsburg.edu

AUGSBURG STUDENT ALANA GOODSON AWARDED U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE’S GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY ABROAD!

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that Alana Goodson from Augsburg University is one of only two undergraduate students in Minnesota selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad this summer 2018. Alana is a freshman majoring in Biology. She will be studying this summer with the International Partners in Service Learning program in Cusco, Peru.

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program. The Gilman scholarship supports American undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad and, since 2001, has enabled more than 24,000 outstanding Americans of diverse backgrounds to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad. The program has successfully broadened U.S. participation in study abroad, while emphasizing countries and regions where fewer Americans traditionally study. The Gilman Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Since 2008, fifty two Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships, totaling $206,000.

If you receive a Pell Grant and are a US Citizen, please consider applying! Check out our upcoming workshops to learn the keys to winning this scholarship!

Thursday Feb 8
10:30-11:30 am – In-Depth Session
Cedar room

Wednesday Feb 21
10:30-11 am (Chapel time) Express Session
Cedar room

Gilman scholarship for Study Abroad

Mexico: Summer study abroad program

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Earn language, Art, Keystone, or Internship credit in Mexico this summer:
AUGSBURG CGEE IN MEXICO: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN MEXICO

CGEE in Mexico offers five 3 1/2 week sessions (blocks) focusing on Spanish language and Mexican culture in which students can take one course per session, and take up to five courses throughout the summer. This community-based program includes homestays, a trip to Mexico City, optional weekend excursions, and numerous guest speakers designed to help students learn about history, culture, and contemporary struggles for peace, justice, and human rights.

Spanish language courses at all levels beginning to advanced, as well as specialized Spanish courses in Business Spanish, Spanish for Ministry, and Spanish for Healthcare Professionals can be combined with internships in those fields to create a truly customized summer experience.

2018 PROGRAM DATES
The summer is organized into five blocks, you may take anywhere from one to five blocks. Students who wish to take an internship must enroll for at least two blocks:
Block I: May 2-27
Block II: May 23-June 17 (KEY 490 offered only during Block II)
Block III: June 13-July 8
Block IV: July 5-29
Block V: July 25-August 19

Applications are due March 15, 2018

Scholarships are available!

Students eligible for Summer Pell Grants, may apply the summer grant funds to this program if they attend at least two Blocks.

Email abroad@augsburg.edu, or come and talk to the Study Abroad/Away Office for more details! We are located in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Check here for program details, scholarship info, and application

Study Abroad & Away Fair – Feb 16

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Come learn about hundreds of off-campus study programs available to Auggies! Programs are around the world as well as the USA, and range in length from 8 days to a whole year. There is something to fit each student!

Grab some refreshments, pick up program brochures, ask questions, and discover global opportunities that are perfect for you! Don’t forget to enter the prize drawing, too! Join us:

Friday, February 16, 2018, 10:00 – 2:30, Christensen Center

Get more details about the Study Abroad/Away Fair

Free Counseling Available for Students

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Auggies just a reminder that as a current enrolled Augsburg student you can get up to TEN FREE counseling sessions to meet with a counselor at the Center for Wellness and Counseling office located on the first floor of the Anderson Res Hall. If you are looking for a safe, confidential space to talk to a counselor about depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, grief and more, please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to schedule an appointment.

Center for Wellness & Counseling

TODAY Lunch celebration- Soup for You

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Come and celebrate Soup for You Cafe at Bethany Lutheran Church, 2511 Franklin Avenue from 11am-1pm on Friday, February 2nd. Almost 3 years and going strong. ~41,000 bowls of soup served. There will be food, music, art and lots of love. Join the community celebration. Music by: Ray Makeever and The Good Neighbors with special guests Siama Matuzungundi and Dallas Johnson. Ukuleles, violins, mandolins, flooglehorns.