Workshop on Friday, Jan. 22: Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM

submitted by dupont@augsburg.edu

Dixie Shafer of URGO will lead a workshop on how to search for and apply to paid off-campus Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs in STEM fields.

This will be a virtual event designed to help students learn more about how to apply for summer research opportunities nationally as well as locally.

We will meet via Zoom on Friday, January 22, from 3:30 – 5:00PM.

All are welcome! Anyone interested in attending should complete the registration link.

Questions? Feel free to contact Rebekah Dupont at dupont@augsburg.edu.

REU Workshop Registration

Now Hiring – MNUDL Tournament Staff Position

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities.

We are looking for a few excellent folks who can help us deliver great debate tournaments for MN Urban Debate League high schoolers this semester and middle schoolers next semester.

Pay: $11.00/hr *+ Free Food!

● (Non-Augsburg students will receive $11/hr, Augsburg students will receive the Augsburg student employment rate)
● You do not have to be a student to do tournament support.
Job Duties:

● Post signage and tournament information throughout building
● Carry supplies (food and materials) in and out of location
● Help set-up supplies and Clean-up
● Help greet volunteers
● Ballot Runner – go to classrooms pick-up and return debate ballots
Job Qualifications:

● Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs and walk significant distance (within a school building)
● Pass a background check
● Have great customer relation skills – welcoming to volunteers, students and coaches
● Be reliable and able to get to tournament location; be professional in your conduct with students and staff.

2018 – 2019 shifts are now open!
Questions? Email mnudl@augsburg.edu, call 612-330-1730, or visit us in our office (Foss 18).

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Take your Keystone or Religion II in Guatemala on Spring Break

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Travel to Guatemala. Earn Credit!

Join the program Faith, Vocation, and Social Change on spring break and travel to Guatemala!
Explore the concept of vocation in the context of poverty and political oppression, examining the ways in which Christian theology has been and continues to be used, both to justify oppression and injustice, as well as to support social justice movements and offer hope for a peaceful and just social order.

This program will meet a few times in spring semester, but much of the coursework will take place during your travel on spring break.

Course options:
RLN 409 – fulfills Search for Meaning II, or
RLN 480 – fulfills Keystone for some majors

Program Fee: $3,200
This all-inclusive program fee covers: round-trip international airfare, , all lodging, all meals, and all program activities and on-site transportation. There is no additional tuition charge for full-time day students. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Apply by November 1

More Program Info and Application

Medical School Info Session TOMORROW

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

Considering medical school? Come meet Augsburg alumni who are currently medical students and physicians! Our alumni will share their insights about picking schools, the MCAT, experiences, the application process, interviews, and general advice. Food will be provided.
Wednesday, October 10th, 6pm-8pm
Hagfors 250

For more information or to RSVP, contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

Vote for 2018 Homecoming Court

submitted by daol@augsburg.edu

Happy Homecoming, Auggie!
Vote today through Wednesday for your 2018 Homecoming Royalty!

Homecoming Court is posted on Campus Activity & Orientation at

Vote for the 2018 Augsburg University Homecoming Royalty using this link here: https://tinyurl.com/AuggieHC18Voting

Posted by Campus Activities and Orientation, Augsburg University on Friday, October 5, 2018

VOTE HERE

Weekend Service Hours + Free Pizza with the MN Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities.
We’re looking for debate judges and hospitality volunteers for its upcoming high school debate tournaments.

No debate experience? No problem. We train volunteers at every tournament.

What Hospitality Volunteers Do:

● Greet & guide kids, coaches, and judges as they arrive at tournaments
● Answer questions and assist with wayfinding at tournament sites
● Distribute goody bags to students and thank-you gifts to our judges

What Judges Do:

● Watch rounds and evaluate teams on logic, argumentation, and public speaking.
● Provide written feedback and assign points to each debater.
● Choose the winner of each debate!

Opportunities to Volunteer:

● October 5th & 6th: U of M (East Bank)
● October 13th: Humboldt Hawks (Humboldt HS, St. Paul)
● October 26th & 27th: Rosebowl (Roseville HS, Roseville, MN)
● November 9th & 10th: Tamar Kaplan (Highland Park HS, St. Paul)
● November 17th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
● December 7th & 8th: UDL Championship (WTMS, St. Paul)

We have open evening shifts on Fridays and open morning or afternoon shifts on Saturdays.

Can’t make it this semester? We’ll need volunteers for our middle School, Spanish, and Somali debate tournaments in spring. Email us at udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu for more information.

Come for the pizza. Stay to learn from our amazing students!

Visit us in Foss Office 18 | udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu

Volunteer With Us

Augsburg Total Wellness: Mental Illness Awareness Week

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 7-13th), we’d would like to remind faculty and staff of the resources that are available to help address mental health related needs. As always, we want each and every one of our employees to be able to bring their whole selves to work, and part of total well-being is mental wellness. Below are some helpful resources/reminders:

-The Center for Counseling and Wellness offer resources to faculty and staff that can be accessed on their website: http://www.augsburg.edu/cwc/facultystaff-referral-guide/self-care-for-faculty-staff/
-GuidanceResources (Augsburg’s EAP provider) has a comprehensive resource guide that was distributed back in May, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Access to that resource can found here: http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/2018_Wellness/RG_MentalHealthResources.pdf
-See the EAP flyer (http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/2018_Wellness/Guidance_Resources.EAP.pdf) for more information available to faculty and staff
-HealthPartners has resources available to members on their website at: https://www.healthpartners.com/hp/healthy-living/health-topics/behavioral-health/index.html
-And lastly, a reminder that eligible staff can use their sick time to attend to both physical and mental health needs as they arise.

Wondering what your body is made of?

submitted by valenh@augsburg.edu

Find out by getting a body composition measurement in the Exercise Science department’s gold standard BodPod! This quick and easy test measures your body mass and volume to calculate how much fat mass and fat-free mass you’re made of. Augsburg’s senior Exercise Science Keystone students will walk you through every step and teach you so much along the way! Sign up outside the fitness center with your first and last name and then meet us in the Kennedy fitness center for your scheduled BodPod appointment! Appointments are available at varying times, Monday through Friday.

First EDTalk with Professor Muñoz

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Join us tomorrow, just prior to the faculty meeting, to hear Professor Joaquin Muñoz give a talk on “Radical Kinship and Education: The Art of Connection”.

Grab a coffee and meet us in Hagfors 151 from 3:20-3:35. Come ready to be inspired.

For more information about the pre-faculty meeting EDTalks and other CTL events, please visit the CTL website.

CTL

Faculty: Request a Study Abroad/Away Class Visit Today

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

As part of the University’s increased internationalization efforts, the Center for Global Education & Experience staff are visiting classes across campus to spread the word to your students about the many study, internship, and research options available to them both abroad and off-campus around the US.

Can you spare 5-10 minutes in your class(es) in Fall semester for a message about study abroad/away programs? If so, please request a visit to your class online!

We can customize our message based on your course content, and on your majors’ needs and interests. We can address questions about scholarships, various length programs (some are better for WEC/AU students, STEM, Honors, athletes, etc) and other issues you might identify. And as always, we are happy to provide content to AugSem’s with a full class period on the topic of study abroad/away.

Request a Study Abroad/Away Class visit

Looking to be challenged and inspired?

submitted by codek@augsburg.edu

You are invited to join the class of 1968 who will be presenting their Auggie Talk
The Baby Boom Effect: How 4 Years Affected 50″ in Sateren Auditorium from 3:30pm -4:15 pm Friday, October 12.

Five members from the class of 1968 will each present a 3-5 minute description of how their time at Augsburg influenced what they have done personally and professionally over the past 50 years. Each has pursued different paths since leaving Augsburg while impacting the world in meaningful ways. Some topics will include Vietnam, Diversity, Vocation, Public Leadership, and Social Justice. Following the stories, there will be a chance for conversation and questions.

Michael Arndt ’68, Chair, and Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance at California Lutheran University, is serving as director and one of the speakers and he will be joined by Myrna Sheie ’68, Kim Gudmestad ’68, Ted Johnson ’68, Joey Sylvester ’68, and Augsburg Regent, Judge LaJune Thomas Lange ’75.

Homecoming Schedule

Looking for inspiration?

submitted by codek@augsburg.edu

Please join us for an “In Conversation with the First Decade Award Recipients” Friday, October 12, 1:50 pm-3:00 pm Sateren Auditorium
Bob Groven will lead a conversation with First Decade Award recipients Joshua Harris (Communications), Killa Marti (International Relations) & Chris Stedman (Religion) about their first decade of life outside of Augsburg. This opportunity to get a glimpse into their tremendous accomplishments thus far is a not to be missed opportunity.

Homecoming Schedule

Tom SenGupta Forum: The Moral Imperative of Public Education

submitted by braverme@augsburg.edu

Tom SenGupta Forums focus on bringing forth new understanding of topics that are essential to positive growth of society. We encourage egalitarian participation and learning among inter-generational groups with diverse experiences, talents, and ways of understanding the world.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 9, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
WHERE: Cedar Commons, 2001 Riverside Avenue

Facebook Event

Timely Notice: Robbery

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

On Monday 10/08/18, DPS received a report of a robbery that occurred on 21st Ave S, near lots A and D. The victim was pushed to the ground and their phone was taken. No weapons were seen or implied, and the suspects fled on foot. For a full copy of the timely notice and safety tips, please visit the Department of Public Safety website

SAFETY TIPS:
– Keep your head up and always be aware of your surroundings
– Do not sit or walk with your phone/laptop out
– Do not walk with earbuds or headphones on so you can hear what is going on around you

Remember to call Public Safety immediately if you notice any suspicious behavior.

Department of Public Safety

Subscribe to the Study Abroad & Away Newsletter

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Sign up for the Study Abroad & Away Monthly Newsletter to get updates from the Center for Global Education and Experience. We will have information about upcoming programs, deadlines, events, feature stories about students who’ve gone abroad, and resources for students who are still thinking about studying abroad or returning. There’s something for everyone!

Sign up for the Newsletter here!

ACR Homes – Hiring Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

ACR Homes Hiring Bash
Are you looking for a Spring, Summer or Fall job/internship? Gain great experience as an undergraduate student or while taking a gap year! Attend our event to learn about our open full-time or part-time flexible positions, and our career level salaried positions. Walk-in interviews will be available. Enjoy free food, live music, a free buffet, $100 gift card drawings every hour starting at 3:30pm, and a study space. Thursday, April 19th from 3pm – 7pm at J. Arthur’s Coffee (2441 Rice St. Roseville)

Considering Grad School? Register Now For On-Campus GRE Prep Course

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

Applying to graduate school this fall or fall 2019? Most masters and doctoral programs, as well as some health professional schools, require the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) for admission. GRE Prep is offered this summer on campus through the Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity. You’ll learn the most effective ways tackle the Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing sections on the GRE.

The course meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-8 PM for four and a half weeks (May 14th – June 18th). The cost is only $125, which includes the official GRE test-prep book and a 6-month subscription to the online study tool, Magoosh; this is a fraction of the cost when compared to similar classroom GRE prep courses offered by Kaplan or the Princeton Review who charge over $1,000.

New this year, students can also earn a full-refund scholarship! Those who attend 9 of the 10 classes (including the final practice test), will receive a full refund for the course!

Students, Alum who graduated from Augsburg, and staff are also welcome to register.

Register now at the URGO website: http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/grad/gre-prep/

Questions? Contact the URGO Office at urgo@augsburg.edu or x1446.

Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Convocation

submitted by posch@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
10:00 am
Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Hall

Dr. Vicki Grassian presents:
What is in the air we breathe? The atmosphere is composed of gases such as oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. Other gases are present at much lower concentrations and include ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and formaldehyde just to name a few. nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides and formaldehyde just to name a few. Besides these gases, there is something else in the air we breathe, tiny microscopic particles called aerosols. Not just the aerosol that comes from spray cans that you are all probably familiar with but this talk will focus on any liquid or solid particles that is suspended in the air, which is the definition of an aerosol. These tiny particles come from many sources and can impact the Earth’s climate and human health in ways we are just starting to understand

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for April -Final Auggie Pride Month for the School Year

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award. The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.

If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at www.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride/.

The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate

Use Your Spanish Skills for Good & Earn Extra $

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Judge Spanish Debate – No Prior Experience Needed

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a nonprofit of Augsburg University. We provide debate programming to over 750 students in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, including our nearly 100 Spanish Debate League students.

We are paying student judges $55 for those who judge all three rounds at a tournament. We’re looking for debate judges for 3 tournaments this spring, with maximum earning potential of $165:

Wednesday April 18th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 2nd – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 16th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM

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

Participation in debate helps students improve their academic skills, including reading comprehension and critical thinking, and increases their confidence. Be a part of creating these outcomes for our Spanish Debate League students!

For those who wish to be paid rather than volunteer, email froehlic@augsburg.edu. If you wish to volunteer, or use the calendar on the link below to choose your dates:

Volunteer With Us

Donate gently used athletic shoes and equipment

submitted by ribeiro@augsburg.edu

The Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science Department is collecting gently used athletic shoes and athletic equipment (balls, bats, gloves, yard games, etc) to donate to the Cedar Riverside School and Sports Check it Out program. A donation box will be kept on the 3rd Floor of Kennedy Center by the office suite until April 20th. Please help our neighbors to continue to be physically active

Postponed: ALAS Contamination Clean up (Free Chipotle)

submitted by degollad@augsburg.edu

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED BECAUSE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS.

STAY POSTED FOR NEWS ABOUT THIS EVENT.

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE UPDATES AND MORE!

Augsburg Latin American Students (ALAS) will sign up Augsburg Students and Staff to engage in contamination clean up. The project consist in clean up trash/litter or any other physical contamination from Murphy’s Square and the surroundings. We will set up teams to go around campus and clean up after the snow has melted down. Our goals: Create environmental conscience, have a Cleaner Campus, Improve animal life, Inspire others to do the same, and Educate participants on the difference between Trash, Recycling, and Compost.

DATE: TBD
LOCATION: MURPHY’S SQUARE

Sign up here!

Someone else does the cooking – You focus on your scholarship

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat
Wednesday, May 16 – Friday, May 18, 2018
Dunrovin Christian Brothers Retreat Center

Located on 50 scenic acres of national park in Marine on Saint Croix, Dunrovin’s beautiful wooded grounds are a peaceful, yet professional, setting for group meetings, private getaways, youth or adult groups, and day or overnight retreats.

Do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write / work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat. We ask that you commit to being present on all three days of the event. Our time begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday and ends at 1:00 pm on Friday. Space is limited to full-time faculty members.

Questions? Please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning ctl@augsburg.edu
Or visit our website: http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/

RSVP

Free Tickets for Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2018

submitted by mangana@augsburg.edu

Our 30th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum will take place at Augsburg University on September 13-15, 2018.
Tickets are FREE for our Augsburg community including students, faculty and staff, and we encourage ticket reservations before the end of this spring semester.
Please visit our website for more information regarding the upcoming event at peace.augsburg.edu. Registration can also be placed via tickets.augsburg.edu.

We aim to repeat a successful event come September and hope you will join Augsburg University in honoring the work of President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia (2016 laureate) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) (2017 laureate).

This year’s theme The Paradox of Peace will include plenaries, keynotes and breakout sessions related to tensions between conflict and reconciliation, between justice and forgiveness, between hope and fear, and will highlight the laureates’ successful accomplishments navigating these paradoxes.

Schedule as follows:
September 13: Community Action Workshops/Dialogues
September 14: Honoring the work of President Santos — all classes will take place at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum
September 15: Honoring the work of ICAN

In the coming weeks, our interns are scheduled to visit classrooms to share updates about the Forum and assist with any questions regarding the ticketing process. We invite faculty members who are interested in such a visit, to contact Camila Payan at payanrm@augsburg.edu, to reserve a time and date. In addition, Frankie Shackelford, Professor Emerita of Norwegian (shack@augsburg.edu), is available to assist with finding connections between the Forum content and courses scheduled for fall semester.

Questions regarding ticketing should be directed to Jami Kadolph at kadolph@augsburg.edu

Funding to Attend IoT Fuse Conference on May 3rd

submitted by ricomec@augsburg.edu

What is IoT? IoT, or Internet of Things, is a network of physical devices embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity that enables these devices to connect and exchange data. These physical devices can be everything from cell phones, coffee makers, washing machines, Bluetooth headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of.

Based in Minneapolis, IoT Fuse is a a robust community of IoT practitioners, developers and makers who strive to build a deeper understanding of where the Internet of Things is today, where it is headed in the future, and how IoT associated technologies and use cases can be used to improve the physical world in which we live.

The IoT Fuse: Conference is an event that features a variety of exhibits, speakers and interesting sessions, with the aim of “fusing together” both engineers, developers and the technical crowd, with the marketing, business, finance and art crowd. This one of a kind event draws people from all over the country.

The 2018 IoTFuse: Conference will be held on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

For more information, go to: https://www.iotfuse.com/conference2018/

A registration fee is required. Before April 20th the fee is $50, after this date the price will increase to $70. Students may apply to STEM Programs using this form in order to receive funding to attend.

Go to form: https://goo.gl/forms/gOTRiO3bo2G9kcrL2

STEM Programs can only cover a certain amount of registration fees, so funding is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be accepted until April 19, or until funding is all allocated. Feel free to send any questions to stem@augsburg.edu.

Funeral service information for Campus Pastor Emeritus Dave Wold

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

A visitation for Campus Pastor Emeritus Dave Wold will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Avenue South in St. Paul, on Wednesday, April 18, from 5-7 p.m.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, April 19, at 11 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery, 803 West Larpenteur Avenue, Roseville, MN.

See the Karvonen Funeral Home site for additional information and service details.

Finals Week Tutoring

submitted by lornn@augsburg.edu

All Supplemental Instruction and Drop-in Tutoring will be ending on the last week of classes unless otherwise stated. Please check in with your course instructor, the course Moodle page, or the link below to see if Supplemental Instruction or Drop-in Tutoring will be offered during finals week for your course.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AgtyLxWgg_JUbTe8R4Hm526md1D1xFKKvjpjnZox2zs/edit?usp=sharing

AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application Deadline May 15, 2018

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2018-19 AugSTEM Scholars Program.

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 per student per year (differences in award amounts correspond to levels of financial need). Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:

-Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science,environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)
-Within 5 semesters of graduating as of Fall 2018
-Major GPA of 3.0 or higher
-U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
-Demonstrated financial need via FAFSA

Application deadline: May 15, 2018 at midnight.

Incoming community college transfer students and Augsburg students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem/

Questions? Contact stem@augsburg.edu

Faculty Moodle Gradebook Reminder

submitted by tensen@augsburg.edu

As we approach the end of the term, ensuring the accuracy of your Moodle Gradebook becomes even more important than usual. Please be advised that by default, only non-empty grades in the Moodle Gradebook are aggregated, so if a student hasn’t submit work, entering a zero (or other minimum score) will ensure their missing work is reflected in their course total. If students have not submitted an assignment, instructors need to insert a 0 (rather than leaving the place blank) to affect the final grade. There is a quick way to add zeros for all students who haven’t already been given a grade for a particular activity (including forums)–see http://go.augsburg.edu/bulkzero

Garbage Gala: Get a Free Meal and learn about proper waste disposal

submitted by kundelh@augsburg.edu

Augsburg TriBeta and EAC have teamed up to present the first-ever “Garbage Gala”! The event will be taking place in The East Commons in Christensen Center at 6:00pm on Thursday April 19th. The Garbage Gala will include a Vegetarian buffet (FREE) and will feature a few panelists from Hennepin County, a Zero-waste consulting company, and Allyson Green. We will have a demonstration to show which items are compostable, which are recyclable, and what should be “trashed” as well as prizes!

ALAS Contamination Clean up (Free Chipotle)

submitted by degollad@augsburg.edu

This project will take place in Augsburg University – Murphy’s Square.

Augsburg Latin American Students (ALAS) will sign up Augsburg Students and Staff to engage in contamination clean up. The project consist in clean up trash/litter or any other physical contamination from Murphy’s Square and the surroundings. We will set up teams to go around campus and clean up after the snow has melted down. Our goals: Create environmental conscience, have a Cleaner Campus, Improve animal life, Inspire others to do the same, and Educate participants on the difference between Trash, Recycling, and Compost.

PARTICIPANTS WILL GET A T-SHIRT, A WATER BOTTLE, AND CHIPOTLE!

(Special Dietary request can be made upon request at ALAS@augsburg.edu)

Details:
Monday April 16, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 pm

As stated in ALAS constitution, if you participate in our volunteering event, you are eligible for active membership in our organization.

We hope to see you there!!

Sign up here!

Spanish Opportunity for Pay with the Minnesota Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Judge Spanish Debate – No Prior Experience Needed!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a nonprofit of Augsburg University. We provide debate programming to over 750 students in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, including our nearly 100 Spanish Debate League students.

We are paying student judges $55 for those who judge all three rounds at a tournament. We’re looking for debate judges for 3 tournaments this spring, with maximum earning potential of $165:

Wednesday April 18th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 2nd – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 16th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM

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

Participation in debate helps students improve their academic skills, including reading comprehension and critical thinking, and increases their confidence. Be a part of creating these outcomes for our Spanish Debate League students!

For more information, email froehlic@augsburg.edu or use the calendar on the link below to choose your dates to volunteer:

Judge for Us

Only One More Week of Class: Find the Writing Lab

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

It is likely that you have papers, revisions, applications, personal statements, creative writing — something that is due very soon — and tutors in the Augsburg Writing Lab are ready to help! 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. 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.

Considering Grad School? Register Now For On-Campus GRE Prep Course

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

Applying to graduate school this fall or fall 2019? Most masters and doctoral programs, as well as some health professional schools, require the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) for admission. GRE Prep is offered this summer on campus through the Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity. You’ll learn the most effective ways tackle the Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing sections on the GRE.

The course meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-8 PM for four and a half weeks (May 14th – June 18th). The cost is only $125, which includes the official GRE test-prep book and a 6-month subscription to the online study tool, Magoosh; this is a fraction of the cost when compared to similar classroom GRE prep courses offered by Kaplan or the Princeton Review who charge over $1,000.

New this year, students can also earn a full-refund scholarship! Those who attend 9 of the 10 classes (including the final practice test), will receive a full refund for the course!

Students, Alum who graduated from Augsburg, and staff are also welcome to register.

Register now at the URGO website: http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/grad/gre-prep/

Questions? Contact the URGO Office at urgo@augsburg.edu or x1446.

Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Convocation

submitted by posch@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
10:00 am
Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Hall

Dr. Vicki Grassian presents:
What is in the air we breathe? The atmosphere is composed of gases such as oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. Other gases are present at much lower concentrations and include ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and formaldehyde just to name a few. nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides and formaldehyde just to name a few. Besides these gases, there is something else in the air we breathe, tiny microscopic particles called aerosols. Not just the aerosol that comes from spray cans that you are all probably familiar with but this talk will focus on any liquid or solid particles that is suspended in the air, which is the definition of an aerosol. These tiny particles come from many sources and can impact the Earth’s climate and human health in ways we are just starting to understand

more information

Professor Milo Schield Named American Statistical Association Fellow

submitted by boeh@augsburg.edu

Professor Schield has been named as a 2018 inductee fellow for his work on statistical literacy. He was nominated by Professor Carl Lee of Central Michigan University for his efforts on behalf of statistical literacy efforts particularly for non-quantitative majors. The award will be formally acknowledged this summer on July 31 in Vancouver, Canada during the Joint Statistical Meetings award ceremony. Congratulations to Professor Schield!

Funding to Attend IoT Fuse Conference on May 3rd

submitted by ricomec@augsburg.edu

What is IoT? IoT, or Internet of Things, is a network of physical devices embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity that enables these devices to connect and exchange data. These physical devices can be everything from cell phones, coffee makers, washing machines, Bluetooth headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of.

Based in Minneapolis, IoT Fuse is a a robust community of IoT practitioners, developers and makers who strive to build a deeper understanding of where the Internet of Things is today, where it is headed in the future, and how IoT associated technologies and use cases can be used to improve the physical world in which we live.

The IoT Fuse: Conference is an event that features a variety of exhibits, speakers and interesting sessions, with the aim of “fusing together” both engineers, developers and the technical crowd, with the marketing, business, finance and art crowd. This one of a kind event draws people from all over the country.

The 2018 IoTFuse: Conference will be held on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

For more information, go to: https://www.iotfuse.com/conference2018/

A registration fee is required. Before April 20th the fee is $50, after this date the price will increase to $70. Students may apply to STEM Programs using this form in order to receive funding to attend.

Go to form: https://goo.gl/forms/gOTRiO3bo2G9kcrL2

STEM Programs can only cover a certain amount of registration fees, so funding is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be accepted until April 19, or until funding is all allocated. Feel free to send any questions to stem@augsburg.edu.

Last Call for CTL Faculty Fellow Nominations – Noon TODAY

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is looking for two faculty members interested in serving as CTL Fellows. CTL Faculty Fellows assist the CTL Director in designing and organizing programs with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning at Augsburg. Fellows are also eligible for additional travel funds to spend on professional development. Nominations, both self and of your peers, should include a brief statement addressing why you would like (or why you are nominating your colleague) to serve as a CTL Fellow. Please submit all nominations to ctl@augsburg.edu by noon, April 13th.

Share your Study Abroad/Away Story

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

How was your experience on a Study Abroad or Away Program? Would you like to share your experience and maybe a few photos with your fellow Auggies? Auggies go on programs all over the world on short and long programs–share your story!

Share your story, give advice, or simply give us some feedback on how your program went.

Share your study abroad story here!

Campus Gathering in Memory of Pastor Dave Wold

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

We learned today that Campus Pastor Emeritus Dave Wold passed away last night. Pastor Dave touched the lives of thousands of Auggies in his decades of service at Augsburg. President Pribbenow will be sharing an email message with all faculty and staff today, and Pastor Sonja Hagander will reach out to the family to offer support.

This morning, the community is invited to gather in Hoversten Chapel following our daily chapel service (10:55 a.m.), for a brief time of remembrance, prayer, and song.

Information about memorial services will be shared on A-mail once we know the family’s plan. Our sympathies go out to Cathy Wold and Dave’s family, as well as all the Auggies — on campus and around the world — whose lives were touched by Pastor Dave.

2018 Zyzzogeton Research Symposium

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Zyzzogeton Research Symposium
Hosted by URGO, McNair, and STEM Programs

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018
3:00-4:30pm
Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion

Augsburg University celebrates the creativity and scholarship of undergraduate students with its annual Zyzzogeton festival. The festival falls at the end of each academic year and is a culmination of achievement featuring work across departments. Over 70 students participate each year, showcasing their research. A “zyzzogeton” is a green leaf-hopper as well as the last word in the Webster Collegiate Dictionary, which is a fitting symbol to mark the end of the academic year. The public is welcome, so please come join us for this exciting event!

Visit http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/zyzzogeton/ for more information and for a full list of research abstracts.

Headline: AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application Deadline May 15, 2018

submitted by hertt@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2018-19 AugSTEM Scholars Program.

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 per student per year (differences in award amounts correspond to levels of financial need). Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:

-Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science,
environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)
-Within 5 semesters of graduating as of Fall 2018
-Major GPA of 3.0 or higher
-U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
-Demonstrated financial need via FAFSA

Application deadline: May 15, 2018 at midnight.

Incoming community college transfer students and Augsburg students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem/

Questions? Contact stem@augsburg.edu

Latinx Recognition Banquet

submitted by benitezk@augsburg.edu

Hey Everyone!
We would like to invite everyone and their families to our end of the year Celebration. We want to recognize our amazing Latinx students here at Augsburg University.

We will be recognizing the following areas of students;
Graduating Seniors
New ALAS Board
Old ALAS Board
Outstanding ALAS/Latinx students
and many more…

Our amazing DJ Miguel will be closing us out with an hour of dance!!

Mark your calendars and RSVP! The Latinx Recognition Banquet is near so if you are interested to attend please make sure you RSVP!

Saturday, April 21st, 2018
10:30am – 2pm
Hagfors 150

http://evite.me/byYdCcVxpV

Calling All Class of 2021 Students

submitted by hegrenea@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in a mentor-ship opportunity with Augsburg University alumni working in your field of study? The Auggie Take Out program is a program in which sophomores(Class of 2021) are paired with Alumni, in their field, to meet up a few times to build connections and learn about life after college! This program is great for networking, tips on how to get your dream job, preparing for professional interviews and is overall, fun! If you are interested in participating in Auggie Take Out during the 2018-19 academic year please fill out the short form linked below:

Auggie Take Out Form

Working Towards Inclusive Spaces

submitted by aleshirn@augsburg.edu

When: Wed, April 11, 3:10pm – 5:10pm
Where: Marshall Room

This workshop will highlight the five most common ideologies and/or behaviors that well-meaning individuals subscribe to which actually counteract their attempts to create inclusive spaces at Augsburg. Also, this workshop will provide participants with history and examples connected to these ideologies and/or behaviors, individual and small group activities and discussions, and large group solution brainstorming around Augsburg-specific environments. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu.

https://docs.google.com/a/augsburg.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfni9rdDeRgoDPf82ymizcNYZzUdkrRuTh_QdRQ_MS5n0e2Dg/viewform

Wanted – EP!C Peer Health Educators

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Are you a current Augsburg student looking for a flexible work study job? Are you interested in helping fellow Auggies make healthy and positive choices about alcohol use? EPIC peer health educators are looking to add to our current awesome team. Apply online on the HR website for the EPIC peer health educator position or call Dianne in the CWC office at 612-330-1707 for more information.

Faculty and staff, what can CTL do for you?

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

Over the summer, yes summer is coming, the CTL Fellows will plan the discussions/panels/workshops for the 2018-19 academic year. Since faculty and staff development should be based on your needs, please use the link below to let us know what we can do to support your work.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgEDl5tyKtLEpF2-Y4a1kj7R80xGr5PwXgAN9o4fPLuqw9fQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

TODAY: Guest Speaker Megan Dobratz of Native Sustainability 5 pm – Free Dinner

submitted by portera@augsburg.edu

The ESC and the EAC welcomes guest speaker Megan Dobratz of Native Sustainability today at 5 pm in the East Commons.

Native Sustainability is a creative consulting firm that take sustainability beyond the technical. Join us as Megan discusses different ways that we can move towards a more environmentally sustainable campus.

Free Dinner and Conversation
5 pm East Commons

Course Evaluation Project

submitted by pike@augsburg.edu

The working group on the University Course Survey revision continues its efforts this spring. We suggest that all faculty to take 20 minutes of class time (as was done with paper and pencil forms) and allow the students to complete the current form on their laptops, phones, or computer lab. Faculty should be absent from the room during this time. It is helpful to tell the students prior to the class session so that they bring their devices and taking the 20 minutes at the beginning of a class session. All evidence indicates that this process will bring the response rates that are of faculty concern to response levels that are reliable and useful.

The new form is being piloted this spring with approximately 30 faculty and thus several hundred students across disciplines and types of courses. The proposed form is designed to assess student perceptions of the quality of their learning experiences in courses and does not directly measure teaching effectiveness or student learning. Those important aspects are better measured in other ways.
Data from the pilot will be presented to the faculty in September. If any additional faculty would like to pilot the new form in summer school courses, please contact group co-leader, Scott Krajewski krajewsk@augsburg.edu by June 8.

Questions or comments are welcome to any member: Kristen Chamberlain, Diane Pike, Terrance Kwame-Ross, Ben Denkinger, and Kelsey Richardson Blackwell. Additional information is on the working group’s web page.

http://go.augsburg.edu/wg2017

Charity Clothing Drive

submitted by niesc@augsburg.edu

On Friday April 13th students are hosting a clothing drive to support Puerto Rico and local area charities. Donations can be brought to the Christensen Center from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. Donations will also be accepted in the bins located in the housing communities on campus. Cash donations will be accepted to assist in the shipping costs to Puerto Rico. Please help support this event.

Paideia 2018 Summer Courses

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Looking for a summer class to take? Interested in improving your skills as a discussion participant and leader? The 29th annual Paideia Institute, July 23 – 27, 2018, will explore the question “Beauty Is. . . ?” This timely and timeless concept will be interrogated through seminar discussions on a variety of genres. Coaching activities will develop participants’ skill in facilitating democratic discussions in educational or professional settings.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: INS 255-A: Paideia Approach: Thinking, Talking, and Reading is a 4 credit course that includes the Paideia Institute, or EDC 498 Independent Study for 2 Credits. Register online through Records and Registration.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: ECS 543 can be taken for either 2 or 4 graduate semester credits and can be counted as an elective course in the MAE program. This course is not offered through the college Records and Registration site. Contact Rachel Lloyd at lloydr@augsburg.edu to register.

FACULTY, STAFF, & COMMUNITY: The Paideia Institute welcomes all interested community members. For participants not seeking credits, there is a reduced professional development rate. Register directly at the Paideia Institute website.

http://www.augsburg.edu/paideia/institute/

Registration Open for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum

submitted by mangana@augsburg.edu

Our 30th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum will take place at Augsburg University on September 13-15, 2018.
Tickets are FREE for our Augsburg community including students, faculty and staff, and we encourage ticket reservations before the end of this spring semester.
Please visit our website for more information regarding the upcoming event at peace.augsburg.edu. Registration can also be placed via tickets.augsburg.edu.

We aim to repeat a successful event come September and hope you will join Augsburg University in honoring the work of President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia (2016 laureate) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) (2017 laureate).

This year’s theme The Paradox of Peace will include plenaries, keynotes and breakout sessions related to tensions between conflict and reconciliation, between justice and forgiveness, between hope and fear, and will highlight the laureates’ successful accomplishments navigating these paradoxes.

Schedule as follows:
September 13: Community Action Workshops/Dialogues
September 14: Honoring the work of President Santos — all classes will take place at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum
September 15: Honoring the work of ICAN

In the coming weeks, our interns are scheduled to visit classrooms to share updates about the Forum and assist with any questions regarding the ticketing process. We invite faculty members who are interested in such a visit, to contact Camila Payan at payanrm@augsburg.edu, to reserve a time and date. In addition, Frankie Shackelford, Professor Emerita of Norwegian (shack@augsburg.edu), is available to assist with finding connections between the Forum content and courses scheduled for fall semester.

Questions regarding ticketing should be directed to Jami Kadolph at kadolph@augsburg.edu

Attention Supervisors: Summer Student Employment

submitted by michaem2@augsburg.edu

As we approach the beginning of summer, we would like to remind people with student employees to submit hire forms for any students who will be working during the summer. This will include new students working over the summer. Summer employment begins April 29th, 2018 and ends on September 1st, 2018.

Please contact HR with any questions.

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for April – Final Auggie Pride month for the school year

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award! The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.

If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at www.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride/.

The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate

TODAY 2nd Annual Environmental Synergy Event

submitted by portera@augsburg.edu

“Changes for Self, Community, & Society.”

Please join the EAC and ESC as we celebrate Earth Month TODAY Wednesday April 11, 2018 from 3 to 7 pm.
Join us for FREE dinner, FREE smoothies from the smoothie bike, FREE Petting Zoo, Free honey tastings from Beez Kneez, and more!

3 to 7 pm
April 11, 2018
Find us in the Quad*!

*In case of incliment weather we will be in the East Commons*

Deadline Approaching for Sesquicentennial Project Grants

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

The Sesquicentennial Academic Sub-Committee is looking for project ideas and project leaders that will make the celebration of our Sesquicentennial year a special year for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Augsburg. Funds are available for evocative projects of all kinds that reflect Augsburg’s mission, academic excellence and community. The 150th anniversary will be celebrated between Homecoming 2019 and Homecoming 2020. Our aim is to have all Sesquicentennial projects identified by Spring 2018.

Submission Instructions:
Please submit all completed applications through the Google form (https://goo.gl/forms/VW53VqWyuJSV5xMc2). The links to the form will be on the Academic Affairs website (http://inside.augsburg.edu/academicaffairs/resources/budget-compensation-personnel/augsburg-university-sesquicentennial-grant-call-for-proposals/) and Sesquicentennial website (http://www.augsburg.edu/150/). Applications are due April 15, 2018 for consideration.

Contact Darcey Engen for more information. engen@augsburg.edu

Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Convocation

submitted by posch@augsburg.edu

April 18, 2018
10:00 am
Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Hall

What is in the air we breathe? The atmosphere is composed of gases such as oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. Other gases are present at much lower concentrations and include ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and formaldehyde just to name a few. nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides and formaldehyde just to name a few. Besides these gases, there is something else in the air we breathe, tiny microscopic particles called aerosols. Not just the aerosol that comes from spray cans that you are all probably familiar with but this talk will focus on any liquid or solid particles that is suspended in the air, which is the definition of an aerosol. These tiny particles come from many sources and can impact the Earth’s climate and human health in ways we are just starting to understand.

More information

CLA+ Assessments

submitted by trann@augsburg.edu

We are in need of students to take the CLA+ Assessment – your participation would be greatly appreciated. Faculty, if you have any time for students to take this assessment, please send them the link below. Students – if you have any time to take an assessment, follow the link below!

The Assessment will be open Tonight (Wednesday, April 11th) and Tomorrow (Thursday, April 12th) from 6PM – 9PM.

CLA+ Assessment Instructions

Augsburg Alumna Is Finalist for MN Teacher of the Year

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

Kelly Holstine, MAE alumna and English teacher at the Takata Learning Center (Shakopee Public Schools), has recently been named one of the finalists for MN Teacher of the Year! An independent selection panel of 23 teachers in the areas of education, business, government, and non-profits selected 12 finalists from a group of 43 semifinalists. Congratulations, Kelly!

The End Is Near. Find Help in the Writing Lab

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

It is likely that you have papers, revisions, applications, personal statements, creative writing — something that is due soon — and tutors in the Augsburg Writing Lab are ready to help! 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. 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.

Focused Conversation on Experiential Education: TODAY

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

The April Focused Conversation will feature Elaine Eschenbacher, director at Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship. Expand and integrate experiential learning opportunities to advance our efforts as a leader in experiential education.

Today 12:30 p.m., Oren 100

See the Inside Augsburg calendar or All Hands schedule for times and locations as well as to add a session to your calendar.

ALAS Contamination Clean up (Free Chipotle)

submitted by degollad@augsburg.edu

This project will take place in Augsburg University – Murphy’s Square.

Augsburg Latin American Students (ALAS) will sign up Augsburg Students and Staff to engage in contamination clean up. The project consist in clean up trash/litter or any other physical contamination from Murphy’s Square and the surroundings. We will set up teams to go around campus and clean up after the snow has melted down. Our goals: Create environmental conscience, have a Cleaner Campus, Improve animal life, Inspire others to do the same, and Educate participants on the difference between Trash, Recycling, and Compost.

PARTICIPANTS WILL GET A T-SHIRT, A WATER BOTTLE, AND CHIPOTLE!

(Special Dietary request can be made upon request at ALAS@augsburg.edu)

Details:
Monday April 16, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 pm

As stated in ALAS constitution, if you participate in our volunteering event, you are eligible for active membership in our organization.

We hope to see you there!!

Sign Up Here!

Latinx Recognition Banquet

submitted by benitezk@augsburg.edu

Hey Everyone!
We would like to invite everyone and their families to our end of the year Celebration. We want to recognize our amazing Latinx students here at Augsburg University.

We will be recognizing the following areas of students;
Graduating Seniors
New ALAS Board
Old ALAS Board
Outstanding ALAS/Latinx students
and many more…

Our amazing DJ Miguel will be closing us out with an hour of dance!!

Mark your calendars and RSVP! The Latinx Recognition Banquet is near so if you are interested to attend please make sure you RSVP!

Saturday, April 21st, 2018
10:30am – 2pm
Hagfors 150

http://evite.me/byYdCcVxpV

Considering Grad School? Register Now for On-Campus GRE Prep Course

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

Applying to graduate school this fall or fall 2019? Most masters and doctoral programs, as well as some health professional schools, require the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) for admission. GRE Prep is offered this summer on campus through the Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity. You’ll learn the most effective ways tackle the Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing sections on the GRE.

The course meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-8 PM for four and a half weeks (May 14th – June 18th). The cost is only $125, which includes the official GRE test-prep book and a 6-month subscription to the online study tool, Magoosh; this is a fraction of the cost when compared to similar classroom GRE prep courses offered by Kaplan or the Princeton Review who charge over $1,000.

New this year, students can also earn a full-refund scholarship! Those who attend 9 of the 10 classes (including the final practice test), will receive a full refund for the course!

Students, Alum who graduated from Augsburg, and staff are also welcome to register.

Register now at the URGO website: http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/grad/gre-prep/

Questions? Contact the URGO Office at urgo@augsburg.edu or x1446.

Use Your Spanish Language Skills for Good

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Judge Spanish Debate – No Prior Experience Needed!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a nonprofit of Augsburg University. We provide debate programming to over 750 students in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, including our nearly 100 Spanish Debate League students.

We’re looking for debate judges for 3 tournaments this spring:

Wednesday April 18th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 2nd – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 16th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM

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

Participation in debate helps students improve their academic skills, including reading comprehension and critical thinking, and increases their confidence. Be a part of creating these outcomes for our Spanish Debate League students!

For more information, email udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu or use the calendar on the link below to choose your dates to volunteer:

Learn More About Volunteering

Calling all scholarship. Faculty Scholarship Display [Coming Soon]

submitted by zobitz@augsburg.edu

oin us for the Faculty Scholarship Display on Friday, April 27 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Foss Atrium, prior to the Faculty Recognition Luncheon.

Faculty interested in displaying their scholarship should RSVP in advance of the event (and no later than April 20) at the link below. Questions may directed to John Zobitz (zobitz@augsburg.edu) or Nishesh Chalise (chalise@augsburg.edu). All participating faculty should arrive by 11:30 a.m. to set up.

https://tinyurl.com/facultyScholarship2018

Participate: Great Colleges to Work For Survey

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.

Final Lab Session (NOTE location change!):

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!

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!

What You Should Know About Social Security: Info Session

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Rhonda Whiteneck, Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration will present a comprehensive look at Social Security benefits and the role they play in retirement. The presentation will include a look at how your age at retirement affects your benefits, who else is eligible to receive a benefit, and how you enroll. In addition, Rhonda will discuss Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, touching on penalties, creditable drug coverage and how Medicare affects HSA participation.

Not sure if you should attend? Are you planning to retire – soon or sometime in the future? Do you have parents, friends, etc. who will be retiring and could use a few pointers? Are you unsure how your and your spouse’s Medicare benefits coordinate? Do you have an HSA and wonder what will happen to it when you reach Medicare eligibility age? If you answered yes to any of these, this seminar is for you!​

When: March 13th from 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: Hagfors 150A

Make A Difference for Middle Schoolers (With Bonus 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):

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 for Us

How you can help prevent crime at Augsburg

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

You Can Help Prevent Crime at Augsburg!

-Trust Your Instincts – If you sense trouble, get away

-Be Observant and Aware – Remain alert, be aware of your surroundings, observe the other people around you. Know who is around you. Be alert for suspicious behavior (e.g. a person wearing a long coat in the middle of summer).

-Walk Confidently and Do Not Make Yourself a Target – Robbers are looking for an easy target. Keep your head up and eyes alert and walk at a steady pace. Do not walk while looking at your phone and avoid carrying lots of packages or other belongings. Walk in groups whenever possible.

-If You are Robbed – Do your best to stay calm and remember: safety first! Follow the robber’s directions, but do not volunteer more than asked for. If you have to move, tell the robber what you are doing and why. Try to get a good look at the robber so you can describe them later. Give the robber time to leave and note the direction they travel.

-After a Robbery – CALL DPS OR THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY. Try to recall as much as you can about the robber including physical description, clothing, speech and mannerisms.

-Notify DPS of any concerning or suspicious activity immediately.

For more information on crime prevention, please contact the department of Public Safety by emailing publicsafety@augsburg.edu.

Augsburg Named A Top Producer of Fulbrights

submitted by prosserj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is proud to be included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Students recently announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Four students from Augsburg received Fulbright awards for academic year 2017-2018: Dustin Parks (Peru – Research Grant), Hannah Schmit (Czech Republic – English Teaching Assistantship), Hannah Frey (South Korea – English Teaching Assistantship), and Rachel Frantz (Malaysia – English Teaching Assistantship). You can read more about them on URGO’s blog (http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/2017/06/26/meet-the-2017-2018-fulbright-scholars/).

The Fulbright Program provides participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 1,900 U.S. students, artists and young professionals are offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English, and conduct research abroad each year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in over 140 countries throughout the world.

If you are interested in learning more about the Fulbright program, please join URGO for our information sessions in April! The application process begins in the spring and students continue to work on their applications throughout the summer. Faculty may also encourage juniors, seniors, or alums who they think would be strong applicants to attend the sessions and meet with URGO.

Great College to Work For Survey: 56%

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

The Great Colleges to Work For survey is still in full swing and will close on March 5th (Monday)! We’ve been watching the numbers and we only a few days left. Only 56% of eligible faculty and staff have responded–but we know we’re capable of much more.

Lead by example, show your colleagues the importance of this survey, and provide YOUR feedback.

Timely Alerts and Advisories

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg University Department of Public Safety seeks to issue timely alerts and advisories as required by federal law in order to provide the Augsburg community with information to increase the safety of people and property. These timely notices provide information available to Public Safety at the time the alert or advisory is issued which may include limited suspect or other information. If you have information related to crimes on Augsburg’s campus, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 612-330-1717.

Crime Alerts and Advisories are distributed for incidents that occurred on, or in areas immediately adjacent to, university property. Alerts may be distributed to all students, staff, and faculty, or they may be distributed to a localized area of the University if it is determined that the threat is specific to that particular area. Alerts may be posted in 8×11″ frames near campus building entrances, sent by e-mail, posted in A-Mail, and posted in the News & Announcements page of our website.
Information that requires immediate notification and response will be sent through our E2Campus mass notification system. You can sign up or update your settings by logging into Augnet and clicking “Emergency Notification” in the “Augnet Services” menu.
Please visit http://www.augsburg.edu/dps/ for further info.

Congrats to Dr. Amanda Case on Her Recent Publication

submitted by walterj@augsburg.edu

Dr. Amanda Case, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, recently had her work published in the scientific journal Nature Chemistry. Follow the link below to read her article “Solution-phase reaction dynamics: Gaining control”. Dr. Case argues that using infrared light to control the outcome of a chemical reaction is problematic in solution because of numerous interactions and non-specific sample heating. Congratulations Dr. Case!

“Solution-phase reaction dynamics: Gaining control”