Support for Associate Professor Mzenga Wanyama

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Following is excerpted from yesterday’s email to faculty, staff and students regarding Associate Professor Mzenga Wanyama. The link provides updated information about the meeting today, March 9. Some of the information posted on social media yesterday was inaccurate, so please use the link below for the most recent information:

“[Yesterday], we learned that Professor Wanyama in our English department is facing a hearing with the local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office tomorrow.  This is distressing news for all of us.  Mzenga is a valuable friend and colleague.  He and his family are important members of our community.

Many of you are asking what we might do to help.  We have marshalled our resources to provide both legal and personal support for Mzenga. To learn more, please go to this shared Google doc.

I know that we all stand with Mzenga and his family because that is what the Augsburg community does – for which I am most grateful!

Faithfully yours,

Paul

Paul C. Pribbenow, Ph.D.
President
Augsburg University

Hagfors Center construction during finals week

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Construction on the Hagfors Center continues during finals week for the spring term at Augsburg. This week’s Hagfors Center construction overview includes updates and photos on the following topics:

• Street closure beginning May 1 (next week)
• Green house (including photo)
• Skyway (including photo)
• Front entrance (including photo)
• Electrical yard (including photo)
• Preparations for the interior lobby wall (including photo)
• Exterior glass (including photo)

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of April 24, 2017.

AugSTEM Scholarship Deadline June 15

submitted by dupont@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2017-18 AugSTEM 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 (NSF DUE-1565060), 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 2017 (plan to graduate with STEM major from Augsburg by Fall 2019 or earlier).

– Major GPA of 3.0 or higher

– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident

– Demonstrate financial need via FAFSA

Applications are due June 15, 2017.

AugSTEM Scholarship Information

Audition for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Choir

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

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

HISTORY: The choir, now in its 84th year, is one of Augsburg’s oldest ongoing organizations. For the past 37 years, it has been the anchor ensemble of the college’s Advent Vespers which is attended by some 8,000 people each year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

#YouAreWelcomeHere Campaign – Video Contest

submitted by how@augsburg.edu

Members from across more than 3,000 U.S. universities and colleges are dedicated to extending a warm welcome to international students around the world. Do you want to show your support and build upon the coalition of welcoming campuses and organizations? If the answer is YES, we invite you to send a 2-3 minute video sharing Augsburg’s commitment to a diverse, supportive, and safe environment to all students. All submissions received by May 5 will also be entered into a drawing for a $300 travel certificate and one of two $50 Amazon gift cards.

Questions and video submissions can be sent to: Tracy How, 612-330-1359, how@augsburg.edu

P.S. For ideas, check out the #YouAreWelcomeHere to see what other universities and colleges have come up with.

Faculty and Staff, RSVP for Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to attend this year’s Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) workshop, entitled “Supporting Our Students in Turbulent Times: Civic Engagement and Nonviolent Philosophy in Higher Education.”

This half-day workshop will engage participants in exploring the history, philosophy and skills needed to promote a deep commitment to civic engagement, democratic principles and pedagogy in the classroom and broader community.

Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop
Monday, May 8
9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel (general and closing sessions) & OGC 1st floor classrooms (breakout sessions)

Lunch is included – RSVP using the form below.

The Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop is offered as part of Augsburg’s on-going college mission commitment to “intentional diversity in our life and work.” The goals of the workshop are to provide faculty and staff participants with the opportunity for continued growth in personal intercultural competence and to build skills necessary for creating an inclusive campus community.

Co-sponsored by the Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Committee, the Center for Teaching and Learning & the Sabo Center.

Please click here to RSVP for the 2017 Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop.

Faculty and Staff, RSVP for Sustainability and Wellness Workshop

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to attend this special event held during the CTL “Four Days in May” of professional development and community-building activities.

Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome
Tuesday, May 10
12:30-3:00pm
OGC 113

The goal of this workshop led by Christina Erickson, Social Work, is to widen the circle of those involved in teaching activities related to Environmental Sustainability and Wellness. Based on the nationally recognized Ponderosa/Piedmont model, participants will engage in stimulating discussion and begin developing learning activities that meet our college wide student-learning outcome. Join us for lunch and an opportunity to learn more about incorporating sustainability and wellness across our academic disciplines.

Lunch is included – please click here to RSVP!

“Four Days in May” of CTL Workshops for Faculty and Staff

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to attend these upcoming May workshops from CTL. These engaging sessions, with designated time to share a cup of coffee, will provide opportunities for both professional development and community-building in early May:

Monday, May 8
9:00 a.m. – Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop
More information coming soon

Tuesday, May 9
9:00 a.m. – A Roundtable Discussion on Supporting Student Research and Creative Activity
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Making Good Connections: Teaching via Interactive Video Conferencing
12:30 a.m. – Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome

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

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

Read more about these events and add them to your calendar via the CTL website.

D. E. Green Poem Selected in Sidewalk Poetry Contest

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s own D. E. Green (aka English Professor Doug Green) is one of several winners in the 2017 Sidewalk Poetry Contest in Northfield, MN.  Chosen from among 156 poems submitted for judging, ten poems have been selected for imprinting in city sidewalks later this summer. This is Professor Green’s third sidewalk poem. (“I love the idea of being walked on!”) Here’s the text:

Crystal winter fog–
you hang on air, coat trees,
fur the evergreen.

Read (and hear!) more about the 2017 Northfield Sidewalk Poetry Winners here.

Still Writing/Revising? Find Help in the WL

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

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

Tuesday: 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m.; 7:30–10 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:30–6 p.m.; 6:30–9 p.m.

Note: The last day of spring semester in the WL is Wednesday, April 26. The lab will reopen on May 8 with reduced summer hours.

Food Service Hours

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

Einsteins is open from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., with the Late Night Menu starting at 7 p.m.

Nabo is open from 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., with Hot Food starting at 10:30 a.m.

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

All Food Service locations will be closing at 1:30 p.m. on Friday April 28.

The Commons will be closed during the month of May.
Nabo will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. M-F with a limited menu during the month of May.
Einsteins will be open from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. M-F with a limited menu during the month of May.

Augsburg Total Wellness: Individual Counseling Sessions with TIAA

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

In just a few weeks TIAA will be returning to campus for individual counseling sessions. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, whereever you might be in your retirement planning.

SIGN UP TODAY:
Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:
http://www.tiaa.org/schedulenow

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, May 9 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

Wednesday, May 10 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

Thursday, May 11 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

For questions, please contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Congratulations to March’s Auggie Pride Recipients

submitted by johnsod@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to Dianne Detloff, Administrative Assistant for the Center for Wellness and Counseling, and Janet Lestock, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions, for receiving the March Auggie Pride Award. Their hard work and positive attitudes as they go above and beyond their expected duties are an inspiration to the community. Staff Senate admires the work they do everyday and are honored to award them both with this month’s Auggie Pride Award.

Read more about the winners on the Staff Senate website

Farewell to Aaron Salasek

submitted by ellisr@augsburg.edu

It’s a busy week, but please stop by the admissions office this week to say goodbye to Aaron Salasek, who was named the Director of Outreach and Admissions at Inver Hills Community College. Aaron’s last day is Friday, and he his contributions to Augsburg has been a major reason for our success. We wish Aaron well, and he promises to work closely with Augsburg in his new leadership position!

URGENT: Need Help at Commencement

submitted by radford@augsburg.edu

As we gear up for the celebration and send off of our 2017 graduates for Commencement this Saturday, April 29, we are in strong need of more help at staffing the ceremonies.

Help is needed for the following:

-Adult Day/Graduate Studies Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 2:00-5:30 p.m.
High Priority: NEED at least 6 more people as Usher/Ticket Taker

-Undergraduate Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 8:00-11:30 a.m.
NEED at least 5 more people as Usher/Ticket Taker

*Ushers have the opportunity to see most of the ceremony.

To sign up for a shift, contact Katie Radford at radford@augsburg.edu or x1329.

If you cannot assist for these times but still want to help, email Katie. There may be some additional shifts to help with, including rehearsal on Thursday 4/27 and student line-up Saturday morning before the 10 a.m. ceremony.

We can use all hands on deck!

TIAA Retirement Planning Info Session on May 16

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce a May brown bag lunch and learn information session on the topic of retirement planning. Join TIAA for a presentation titled Within Reach: Transitioning from Career to Retirement.

When: May 16 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch and join us.

For questions, contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Physicians Neck & Back Pain Clinics Info Session on May 9

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Do you suffer from chronic neck and back pain?

Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce a May brown bag lunch and learn information session presented by the Physicians Neck & Back Clinics. Join us to learn simple and practical exercises that can be done at home or at work to improve spinal fitness.

This will be an interactive and educational seminar to help manage this common disease.

When: May 9 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch and join us.

For questions, contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

University Structure Focused Conversations: Tuesday & Wednesday

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The April Focused Conversations are Tuesday and Wednesday, and will address the implications for our institutional structure of the transition to Augsburg University.

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2 p.m., Oren 100
Add to calendar:
http://inside.augsburg.edu/index.html?icalmail=18cc0c56408fb3bc7db980db0a7d6302&returnpath=%2Findex.html%3Fmonth%3D4%26amp%3Bday%3D11%26amp%3Byear%3D2017

Wednesday, April 12, 12:30 p.m., Marshall
Add to calendar:
http://inside.augsburg.edu/index.html?icalmail=a5ffefc76bbc55871a2d6d46cdda72e5&returnpath=%2Findex.html%3Fmonth%3D4%26amp%3Bday%3D12%26amp%3Byear%3D2017

Award Recipients from the 2017 Augsburg Student Film and Screenplay Festival

submitted by hansonjl@augsburg.edu

The 2017 Augsburg Student Film and Screenplay Festival presented by the Fine Arts Film Scholars was held Saturday, April 1.

The festival was a juried screening of work created by Augsburg film students. This year’s festival programmers reviewed 24 films and 4 screenplays.

Congratulations to the award recipients:
Best Fiction – “The Stranger in the Woods” by Winston Heckt
Best Documentary – “The Voice of Dance” by NokLam Chan
Best Experimental – “Conversations with God” by Winston Heckt
Best Director – “A Purposeful Jar” – Joel Myers, Director
Best Cinematography – “Stranger in the Woods” – Winston Heckt
Best Editing – “Trip” – Joel Myers, Editor
Sound Design – “Earworm” – Lukas Olson, Sound
Responsible Filmmaking – “The Paper Problem” by Lukáš Barbuščák, Lukas Olson, Brigitta Zosel, Francesca Chiari
Screenplay – “The Bering Strait” by Meredith Carstens
Best of Show – “The Stranger in the Woods” by Winston Heckt
Audience Choice – “Conversations with God” by Winston Heckt

Students who won and were not in attendance should see Professor Jenny Hanson for their award.

Compost Contracts

submitted by roschene@augsburg.edu

Do you vow to compost any and all items around the Augsburg campus that are compostable? From all of the fun activities and learning opportunities revolved around composting, to wrap up Compost Week, the ESC will be tabling from 11-12:30 in the Quad with Compost Contracts for students, faculty and staff to sign as a vow to compost compostable items here on the Augsburg campus.

Academy of American Poets Reading on April 13

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

All members of the campus community are invited to attend the Academy of American Poets Reading on Thursday, April 13, featuring Matt Rasmussen, winner of the Academy of American Poets Whitman Award and finalist for the National Book Award, and this year’s student winner of Augsburg’s John R. Mitchell Award.

Thursday, April 13
7:00p.m.
OGC 100

Read about the featured poet, Matt Rasmussen, here.

Four Days in May of Faculty Development and Community Building with CTL

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

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

Monday, May 8
9:00 a.m. – Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop
More information coming soon

Tuesday, May 9
9:00 a.m. – A Roundtable Discussion on Supporting Student Research and Creative Activity
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Making Good Connections: Teaching via Interactive Video Conferencing
12:30 a.m. – Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome

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

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

Read detailed event descriptions on the CTL website.

Coming Up @ Cedar Commons

submitted by freunds@augsburg.edu

“Discussing Disability”
Tuesday, April 11, 6-8 p.m.

In response to last semester’s panel audience asking for a more discussion-based event, please join us for a facilitated discussion about living with disability.

This will include an opportunity to hear first-person narratives of what it’s like to live in today’s world as a disabled individual as well as time for discussion about experiences, misconceptions, assumptions and other issues surrounding disability.

Speakers will include people with a range of experiences, abilities, and disabilities.

Light refreshments will be provided.

“Interfaith @ Cedar Commons: A Spirituality of Climate Justice”
Thursday, April 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The world’s wealthiest nations, with their activities and consumption, continue to drive climate change. The most marginalized communities are least responsible for it and yet bear the weight of its heaviest impacts: the poor, people of color, and indigenous communities. Climate change is foremost an issue of justice.

So what do faith and spirituality have to do with our relationship with the planet? How do our faith communities serve as both a catalyst for powerful change, and a source of denial and complacency?

Join us for an evening of delicious food and conversation with Interfaith Power and Light as we learn from their powerful work and consider how each of us can work together towards a better world.

ABOUT INTERFAITH @ CEDAR COMMONS: Do you need to be a “person of faith” to come? Absolutely not. We welcome anyone with interest in conversation about how faith/spirituality shape our lives and intersect with the issues we care about.

This gathering is hosted by the Interfaith @ Cedar Commons organizer team and the Augsburg Interfaith Scholars.

Where Is Cedar Commons? 2001 Riverside Ave. S (Below Trinity offices)

Additional “All About Bias” Workshop Offered

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

Click here to register!

Friday, April 7, Grad Fair at Augsburg College Bookstore

submitted by hendricb@augsburg.edu

We will be having our Grad Fair today in the Augsburg College Bookstore from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. We will have representatives from Herff Jones on-site, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., to assist with any questions you may have about regalia, class ring purchase and any other graduation needs you may have.

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

Want to know what your graduation garb will cost at the Fair?
Bachelor’s cap, gown, tassel is regularly $64.98, but today you will receive a $10 discount for a Grad Fair price of $54.98.

Master’s cap, gown, tassel, hood is regularly $100.98, but today you will receive a $10 discount for a Grad Fair price of $90.98.

Can’t make the Grad Fair? No problem. Graduation garb will be available in the Augsburg College Bookstore from now THROUGH the day of Commencement.

Can’t make it into the bookstore? No problem. Call and charge your graduation garb over the phone, and have it shipped to you for a flat $7.50 fee. (No expedited orders please as expedited shipping is not available. Shipping out UPS/UPS pick-up only happens once a day.)

Help Inspire Hagfors Center Artists

submitted by walsh@augsburg.edu

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

Click here for online form

Rochester Grad Fair on April 10

submitted by hendricb@augsburg.edu

There will be a Grad Fair for our Rochester students. This Grad Fair will be from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 3rd Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904.

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

Want to know what your Graduation Garb will cost Monday at the Fair?
Bachelor’s cap, gown, tassel is regularly $64.98, but on Monday you will receive a $10 discount for a Grad Fair Price of $54.98.

Master’s cap, gown, tassel, hood is regularly $100.98, but on Monday you will receive a $10 discount for a Grad Fair Price of $90.98.

EPIC Sex (Af)fair – TONIGHT

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Join EPIC peer health educators TONIGHT for an interactive fun evening about sex and sexual health and relationships at our second annual EP!C Sex (Af)Fair. Games, educational resources, prizes and more! Resources from the Aurora Center, Planned Parenthood and Smiley’s Clinic also will be at the event. Please stop by and check it out Friday night in the student lounge in Christensen Center 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Donate used athletic shoes and equipment to Cedar Riverside

submitted by ribeiro@augsburg.edu

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

Nominate Staff for March’s Auggie Pride Award

submitted by johnsod@augsburg.edu

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

May 2017 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

Click here to register!

Pre-Health Application Bootcamp

submitted by ricomem@augsburg.edu

Pre-Health Application Bootcamp is a series of guided workshops where participants work on centralized applications to health professional programs, personal statements, and secondary applications. Bootcamp begins with a personal statement workshop on Wednesday, May 3 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Sverdrup 205. Jo Peterson will present “Your Favorite Burger: Five Paragraph Method to Create a Snatched Personal Statement.”

Contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu for more information. To register, go to: https://goo.gl/forms/OsStohtkGzeMmwkp2

Commencement Help Needed 2017

submitted by radford@augsburg.edu

Are you wanting to take part in Commencement as we send off our graduating seniors? Help with staffing Commencement.

Annually we rely on our volunteers to help assist with rehearsal as well as ushering and ticket taking at the ceremony. Our volunteers strongly contribute to the success and smooth flow of the event.

Help is needed for the following:
-Rehearsal: Thursday, April 27 from 4:00-6:45 p.m.
-Undergraduate Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 8:00-11:30 a.m.
-Adult Day/Graduate Studies Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 2:00-5:30 p.m.

Please sign up today by contacting Katie Radford at radford@augsburg.edu .

We need all hands on deck!

Music Department Guest Artists -Strains New Music Ensemble – Free concert 4/7

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

113 presents, New Music for: Strains -April 7, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. -Sateren Auditorium – Minneapolis based Strains New Music Ensemble specializes in the performance, promotion, and creation of new contemporary chamber music. Since its founding in 2015, Strains has premiered over a dozen compositions by Minnesota composers Katherine Bergman, Joey Crane, Michael Duffy, Sam Krahn, Scott Miller, Ted Moore, Joshua Musikantow, Daniel Nass, and Tiffany Skidmore. They have been featured on concert series in close collaboration with 113 Collective and the Spitting Image Collective, and have given educational workshops to audiences across the Twin Cities. Members are James DeVoll (flute), Jeffery Kyle Hutchins (saxophone), Carlynn Savot (cello), and Jeremy Johnston (percussion).

Augsburg Film wins Crystal Pillar Award from the Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter/Foundation

submitted by hansonjl@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to Jake Moore, senior film student, recipient of a Student Production Crystal Pillar Award from the Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter/Foundation for his animated short film “Interface.” “Interface” is short animation that asks: What is time? Is it real? Why do we follow its seemingly strict structure? An intruder brings these questions to light.

Moore accepted the award at the annual National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences-Upper Midwest Student Production Awards ceremony held Friday, March 31.

Augsburg films were nominated in fiction, documentary, animation, and public affairs/community service.

For a complete list of recipients visit:
http://midwestemmys.org/20170331/2017-college-spa-recipients/

A replay of the event is also available: https://thecube.com/event/725344

Food Service Hours

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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

submitted by burkhalb@augsburg.edu

Passing Strange
Book and Lyrics by STEW

Music by STEW and Heidi Rodewald

Lead Collaborators
Jamil Jude
Sonja Thompson
Kelli Foster Warder

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

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

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

Reserve Tickets Now!

2016-2017 Productions

JamilJude.com

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

Register for Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

submitted by ricomem@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

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

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

How to register: www.augsburg.edu/urgo

Great show at Cedar Cultural Center-Free w/Augsburg ID

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

The Cedar Presents Nimco Yasin ft. Iskalaji with special guest Rahmo Rose
Friday, March 31
Doors: 7 p.m. / Show: 8 p.m.
at The Cedar Cultural Center
Free with Augsburg ID
Get more information at thecedar.org/midnimo

Nimco Yasin rose to fame as part of a member of the legendary Waaberi Group in the 80s. Waaberi Group, or “Dawn Players,” was Somalia’s government-sponsored music and dance troupe that included the most talented singers, musicians, and dancers in the country. With more than 300 members over its 30-year existence, the group was a source of national pride and toured the world multiple times. Known for her striking voice and emotional love ballads, Yasin eloquently revives the vintage qaraami (or “Somali jazz”) sound that Waaberi was known for, while bringing it into a modern context.

Intramural Yoga

submitted by monsone@augsburg.edu

Vinyasa Yoga, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. until April 25
Exercise and meditation practices are proven to be beneficial to students and athletes by promoting healthy sleeping patterns, more restful sleep and greater memory retention.

All levels welcome – Open to current students, alumni, faculty & friends.
Join Erik Monson for an hour of Vinyasa yoga and guided breathing meditations every Tuesday this semester in Si Melby 130 – mats and props provided.

Questions? Email monsone@augsburg.edu

Open mic night: Resistance in Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities

submitted by reinhard@augsburg.edu

Arte de Resistencia/Art of Resistance

Wed., 3/29 from 7:00-9:00 p.m., East Commons, Christensen Center

Explore the topic of political resistance in Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities at this open mic event, where we will share poetry, music, visual arts and manifestos in English and/or Spanish. Bring your own work or something drawn from the inspired work of others that promotes peace and social justice. Come to share, come to listen. All are welcome!

We frame resistance as cultural expressions that unite us in our opposition to oppression and that create paths to freedom and promote justice for all.

Want to participate but not sure how? The Spanish and Cross-Cultural Studies faculty would be happy to help you choose a reading or explore resistance music in Spanish or English. Artwork can include posters, photos or paintings. Music can be of your own composition or created by others. Choose something that inspires you!

For more information and to sign up, see this Google doc:
https://docs.google.com/a/augsburg.edu/document/d/1_1BBBRMGEk7v8g6FO6op8j_Nqt51dauLdByiSjbWins/edit?usp=sharing

Please direct your questions or ideas to Kate Reinhardt at
reinhard@augsburg.edu or Sarah Degnar Riveros at riveross@augsburg.edu.

Schield Invited to talk at Canadian Math-Ed Forum

submitted by schield@augsburg.edu

Milo Schield, Professor in Business Administration, has been invited to talk on Statistical Literacy at the Field Institute MathEd Forum in Toronto on April 29. This forum is sponsored by the Center for Mathematics Education (CME). Milo’s work builds on the grant Augsburg received from the W. M. Keck Foundation. The goal of this grant was “to develop statistical literacy as an interdisciplinary curriculum in the liberal arts.”

Speaking of Sabbaticals with Sociology Professor Lars Christiansen

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff, RSVP now for the final installment of “Speaking of Sabbaticals.” Sociology professor Lars Christiansen will present findings from his resent sabbatical research (and beyond), focusing on the relationship between theories of embodiment and urban design and planning. His talk will include comparisons of several U.S. cities and focus on transportation policy and practices.

“Bodies in Motion: What the Embodiment Revolution Means for How We Get Around.”
Monday, April 3
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lindell 301

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

RSVP for a spot at lunch here.

Hagfors Center: A final view from the tower crane

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Last week, the tower crane — which had been on the construction site since May 2016 — was removed from the Hagfors Center site, as it is not required for the remainder of the construction project. This week’s update includes photos from the apex of tower crane and a photo of it being dismantled. The summary also includes a view of the Hagfors Center from the top of Mortensen Hall as well as updates on the following:

[1] Curtainwall framing (including photo)
[2] Hand-laid brick
[3] Fourth-floor exterior
[4] North elevator
[5] Scaffolding in the lobby area (including photo)
[6] Interior tile and electrical work

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of March 27, 2017.

Spring Blood Drive – Tomorrow – 3/29

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

The spring blood drive is Wednesday, 3/29, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in East Commons, and there are still spots available if you want to sign up to donate. You can go online at www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 0027 or call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to get a time. In the fall of 2016 we reached 98% of our goal — hoping for 100% at the spring drive. Please continue to help save lives! All donors will receive a FREE t-shirt, too.

Many thanks to Taylor Mattice and SAC for their help in promoting the event as a partner with CWC and Memorial Blood Center.

Questions – please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

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

submitted by burkhalb@augsburg.edu

PASSING STRANGE
Book and Lyrics by STEW

Music by STEW and Heidi Rodewald

Lead Collaborators
Jamil Jude
Sonja Thompson
Kelli Foster Warder

Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 P.M.
Friday March 31 at 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, April 2 at 3:00 P.M.

Saturday April 8 at 3:00 P.M.
Saturday April 8 at 7:00 P.M.
Sunday April 9 at 3:00 P.M.

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

Reserve Tickets Now!

Ticket Information

JamilJude.com

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

NEW Youth Studies Minor

submitted by myers@augsburg.edu

Do you plan on working with children, youth or young adults?
If so, you should consider becoming a Youth Studies minor. This minor is
designed to pair well with any other major including Political Science, HPE, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Theology and Public Leadership, etc.

There are some great classes being offered in this minor next year, including a class in the UK! So take a look at our website (see link below) to learn more.

http://www.augsburg.edu/youth-studies/

NEW Theology and Public Leadership Degree

submitted by myers@augsburg.edu

The Religion department will be launching a new degree in Theology and Public Leadership in the fall of 2017. This degree program will be replacing the Youth and Family Ministry Degree. This new major will include concentrations in Youth Studies, Leadership and Management, Community Engagement, Worship and Music, Environmental Stewardship, Advocacy and Public Policy, Human Service, and Cross-Cultural Relations.

We are excited for this new endeavor and for the leaders it will produce for our faith communities. Please visit our website (see link below) for more information.

http://www.augsburg.edu/religion/tpl/

Apply for IT Summer Internships at Fairview

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

Fairview Health Services is currently seeking applicants for Information Technology summer internships as part of the MSP TechHire Scholars initiative. Funding from the City of Minneapolis will enable Fairview to hire up to three Augsburg students, who will each complete a paid ($20/per hour) full-time summer internship within IT at Fairview.

Eligible candidates will meet the following criteria:
– Identify as a student of color, first generation college student (neither parent has a 4 year degree), and/or low income (Pell Grant or MN Dream Grant eligible)
– Major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Business Management
– Rising Senior in good standing at Augsburg (expected graduation in Dec 2017 or May 2018)
– Interest in pursuing an IT career within healthcare

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for this opportunity

In order to apply, interested students should email their resume to moralesj@augsburg.edu no later than Wednesday, March 29th. You will also be asked to complete a brief application at that time.

Semifinalists will interview on campus the week of April 10th. Internships begin on May 15th.

General information on Fairview Health Services can be found at www.fairview.org

Powwow was a great success

submitted by griesse@augsburg.edu

Many, many thanks to Jennifer Simon for all of her work on the Powwow that occurred on Saturday. Planning for such a major community event takes many months. The reason for such great success was Jennifer’s planning and engaging so many Auggies as well as members of the broader community in support of the Powwow. Thanks goes out to all of the volunteers who helped the Powwow go so smoothly. And congratulations to all of the graduates whom we celebrated for their accomplishment!

Tuition Benefit Application Deadline is May 1

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

The tuition benefit program is a wonderful benefit for faculty and staff working at Augsburg College. If you are interested in applying for this benefit for Summer 2017, Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 courses, please remember to submit the tuition benefit application. Completed forms must be submitted by May 1 to Nicole Peterlin, HR Specialist in Memorial Hall, Room 19 or to peterlin@augsburg.edu.

More information regarding the tuition benefit policy and application forms can be found on HR Connection, under Benefits>Tuition Benefit. Log in at www.hrconnection.com with username: ACemployee and password: Info2017.

If you have any questions, contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Save the Date: Medicare Info Session on April 18

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce an April brown bag lunch and learn information session on the topic of Medicare. Medicare can be confusing and oftentimes difficult to understand. If you’re nearing the time to start thinking about Medicare and want some answers, attend this HealthPartners Medicare information session to learn more.

When: April 18 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: OGC 100

Bring your own lunch and join us to learn more about Medicare and what it means to you.

For questions, contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

TC For Career, Cause and Community tabling TODAY

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a part-time summer job, volunteer or internship? Today in the Christensen Center lobby from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. the following employer will be on campus to meet with students. Stop by to learn more!

TC For Career, Cause and Community – C3 Twin Cities connects career, cause, and community through a service year that elevates the skills and professional relationships of the next generation of community leaders. In partnership with the Pohlad Family Foundation and Nexus Community Partners, C3 Twin Cities engages VISTAs in efforts that:

o Support Minneapolis students to succeed in strong schools and shape their own educational experience.
o Rekindle the dreams of youth by connecting them to career pathway and post-secondary opportunities.
o Build vibrant local economies through community wealth building.

We have fifteen positions to fill. Come check out our opportunities.

Career Quick Stop Hours

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

Get paid to do your internship: Apply Now.

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

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

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

To be eligible:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leadership Minor Info Session

submitted by liljaj@augsburg.edu

If you’re free on Thursday, March 30 from 11:30 – 12noon, please join us at the Leadership Minor information session! Grab a treat while hearing from the Director of Leadership Studies along with faculty who teach in the program at Augsburg. Learn how a Minor in Leadership Studies can enhance your capacity to lead in a wide variety of occupational and community settings – no matter your major! Contact Jolee Lilja (liljaj@augsburg.edu) with questions.

The LS Info Session will be Thursday, March 30 in the Christensen Center lobby from 11:30 a.m. – 12noon. Hope to see you there!

Seed starting materials needed for garden

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

The community garden is looking for paper egg cartons, paper towel or toilet paper rolls, and paper coffee cups (like those ones from Einsteins, perhaps) to help us start some seedlings for our gardeners to plant. Drop off supplies any time this week outside the Sabo Center (basement of Anderson Residence Hall), and let Allyson (greena@augsburg.edu) or Nora (barre@augsburg.edu) know if you want to take some seedlings to your sunny office or home window to nurture for the next month and a half.

Help Inspire Hagfors Center Artists

submitted by walsh@augsburg.edu

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

Click here for online form

Dental Hygiene Item Drive

submitted by claytont@augsburg.edu

Did you visit your dentist over Spring Break? How many of us actually use the items in the goodie bag given to us by our dentists?

Bring these items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss) back to school and donate them to the Pre-Dental Student Club Hygiene Item Drive. We will be collecting donations from Monday March 20 to Friday March 31. Keep an eye out for boxes around campus.

We will be donating the items collected to local groups in need. We thank you for your support! If you have any questions about donations, please feel free to contact us at claytont@augsburg.edu .

Volunteers Needed: Holy Hoops Basketball Tournament April 2

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

The Christensen Center for Vocation and Campus Ministry are looking for volunteers for the Holy Hoops Basketball Tournament on Sunday, April 2. This is an annual basketball tournament that Augsburg College hosts for churches in the area. It is always lots of fun for participants and volunteers alike.

There are five volunteer shifts, and we encourage you to sign up for as many as you would like. These shifts are:
Set-up: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Shift 1: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Shift 2: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Shift 3: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Clean-up: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

*If you would like to help, but have a schedule conflict and cannot sign up for a specific time slot, please let us know and we would be more than willing to work with you.

The roles available are:
Scorekeeper
Timer
3-pt Competition Helper
Court Host
Go-fer / Runner / Where Needed
Greeter / Hospitality
Photographer

To volunteer, please register here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUFkwPTJci6Pm_WGH1CYzygy9pGFG_oa-NnBjLY1WIt9QApg/viewform?usp=send_form

P.S. We will provide snacks and lunch!

If you have any questions, email Emily Glaser at ccv@augsburg.edu.

Warm weather helps advance Hagfors Center construction work

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Unseasonably warm weather helped advance construction work on the Hagfors Center last week. The summary of this week’s construction activity on the Hagfors Center includes photos from the tower crane of the roof work underway on the west wing and the completed roof work on the north wing.

In addition to the roof work, this week’s summary includes updates on construction work in the following areas:

[1] Lobby (including an early morning photo of the main entrance)
[2] Brick wall on the flexible classroom
[3] Stairwell
[4] Window frames and glass
[5] Precast exterior
[6] Interior

See the full construction update for the week of February 20, 2017

Jazz Concert – Free tickets for Auggies

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Jazz ensemble will take the stage with Steve Wiest for a swinging evening of jazz at Augsburg.

Augsburg JazzFest featuring Steve Wiest, trombone
Friday, February 24
7:30 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Do you have your ticket yet?
Every Auggie can have a free ticket for this concert, additional tickets are just $10. Reserve online today (Free ticket code when purchasing – 2017AUGGIEMUSIC).

The sooner you get your “free” ticket reserved, the better — There’s limited space!

Reserve Your Seat!

Apply for 2017-2018 Public Leadership Scholars Program

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Current sophomores and juniors:

Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s three Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In any one of the programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in either the Christian tradition, interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn four upper division semester credits in religion or political science along with receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

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

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

The application deadline is Monday, February 27, 2017.

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at ccv@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at sabocenter@augsburg.edu.

Summer 2017 Job Opportunity- ACYTI Mentor

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

An ACYTI Mentor serves a vital role in the Youth Theology Institute by helping to implement programs and cultivate community as faith leaders working with the high school youth participants. Mentors need to complete 22 hours of training in March and April and be totally available the entire week of June 24-30. Mentors will be paid a stipend of $1,500.

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

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

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

Last week for student inclusion survey!

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Finals days of the Student Inclusion survey! Survey closes on Feb. 25.
All Students! Watch for the email inviting you to complete the 2017 Student Inclusion survey. Last implemented in 2014, the results guided Augsburg’s work for the past couple of years. Led by the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee, it is time to re-assess what is important for students – day, graduate, Rochester, evening, and transfer!

Please watch your email for the link to the survey. Answers are anonymous – the last question invites you to another link to enter a drawing for 1 of 3 Target gift cards, each $75.

9th Traditional Powwow

submitted by moorek1@augsburg.edu

Augsburg College’s 9th Traditional Powwow will be held on Saturday, March 25, on campus in the Si Melby Gymnasium. Grand Entries (beginning of a dancing session) will be at 1 PM and 6 PM, however dancing/ceremony will be all day until roughly 9 PM. You are free to come and go throughout the day as you wish. Honoring for our Augsburg American Indian graduates will be at 3 p.m. You are welcome to come, bring your family and friends, purchase some craft items from our vendors, come support our American Indian students here at Augsburg by showing up and learning about our rich culture and traditions at our hosted Powwow on campus. Augsburg is one of the only colleges in the metro area to host a Powwow and the only private college! NO ADMISSION COSTS – FREE! Find us on Facebook and invite your friends!

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! If you are interested in volunteering at the concession stand, please email Athena Cloud, AISA Powwow Chair, at clouda@augsburg.edu with your available time, t-shirt size and phone number. All volunteers get a t-shirt and much appreciation from us! We ask that people dedicate 2 1/2 hour time slots.
Time slots to choose from are:
10:00 AM-12:30 p.m.
12:00-2:30 p.m.
2:30-5:00 p.m.
5:00-7:30 p.m.
7:30-10:00 p.m. (includes clean-up)

Pilamiya’ ye/Miigwech/Thank you!

Augsburg Total Wellness: Register for the March Madness Fitness Challenge!

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Hello Faculty and Staff,

Augsburg Total Wellness is excited to present, in partnership with our friends at the University of St. Thomas, the March Madness Fitness Challenge: Auggies vs. Tommies! Similar to the UST Challenge in years past, we’ve brought back this fun physical activity challenge to help inspire us to be more active and to ignite some healthy competition with our Tommie rivals. The objective is to track the most physical activity points over the course of 4 weeks, with a winner named each week. The institution with the most weekly wins will come out on top in this fitness challenge and earns bragging rights until the next year!

The competition begins on Wednesday, March 1 and ends on Tuesday, March 28.

What: 4 weeks of friendly and healthy competition

Who: Faculty and Staff

When: March 1-March 28, 2017

Where: Anywhere!

How: Earn points for every half hour of physical activity you log!

30 minutes of activity = 1 point
60 minutes of activity = 2 points

Note: Maximum of 14 points per person, per week.

Need an extra incentive? Participants who report their points for all 4 weeks will be entered into a drawing for various prizes.

Join the fun–REGISTER by February 22 at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/SpuYYBy9FXerT6Z52

Competition rules and details will be sent to registered participants on Thursday, February 23. For questions, concerns, or requests for accommodation, please contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Net-Zero Housewarming

submitted by helgen@augsburg.edu

Interested in low-carbon housing? Come to the open house, Friday, March 3 from 3:00-8:00 p.m., to see a renewably powered house, just three miles from campus. Stewart Herman, visiting fellow in the Christensen Center for Vocation, and his wife Linda have just renovated a 100-year-old house to be “net-zero”–that is, to make more energy than it uses, by extensive use of solar electricity, geothermal heat, and thick insulation. This is perhaps only the second such renovation in the U.S. The house is located at 2021 Harriet Avenue–just off Franklin, two blocks east of Lyndale. RSVPs by February 25 would be appreciated. For further information, contact: herman@cord.edu.

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2017

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

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

The McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4,000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the summer of 2018.

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

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

Film Event: Red Power Energy

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents on March 8, Red Power Energy, a documentary film that combines engaging storytelling with in-depth journalism. Told solely from the Native perspective, with a nearly all-Native film crew and all-Native Advisory Council, the film features Western and Great Plains American Indian tribes from North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. First-person stories illustrate the complex realities of American Indian reservations grappling with how to balance their natural resources with their traditional beliefs. From the historic United Nations Climate Conference to the proliferation of non-Western countries industrializing their economies through fossil fuel production, Red Power Energy offers a rare glimpse into Indian Country while further advancing a deeper understanding of the energy debate. (Official Program Description from Red Power Energy Publicity)

Larry Pourier (Oglala Lakota), the director, will host the film screening and answer questions after the screening.

Location and Time
Augsburg College
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with filmmakers follows
This event is free to the public

Immigration and DACA information session by local attorneys

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

submitted by reinhard@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public Lecture: Somali Youth and Schooling

submitted by lensmire@augsburg.edu

Join us for EAST Research Fellow Dr. Nimo Abdi’s public lecture Wednesday, February 22 at 5 p.m. in OGC 100. Dr. Abdi’s qualitative research explores the intersection of race, religion, gender, and class in immigrant and refugee education. She found that both female and male students internalized mainstream American discourses about Muslims and immigrants, which in turn, affected their worldview. Abdi’s work seeks to inform school policies geared toward creating inclusive school environments for all students. Light refreshments served.

7 Auggies Named as Fulbright Semi-Finalists

submitted by shafer@augsburg.edu

URGO is proud to announce that 7 Augsburg students/alums have been selected as Fulbright semi-finalists to the following countries: South Korea, Bulgaria (2 students), Czech Republic, Peru, Turkey, and Malaysia. The semi-finalist distinction means these applicants will be forwarded on to their host countries for further consideration. The U.S. Fulbright Commission typically sends twice the number of applicants as there are available positions to the host countries. Throughout the spring, host countries notify semi-finalists as to whether or not they have been selected as finalists. Being named a semi-finalist is considered a high level of achievement in an increasingly competitive landscape.

In addition to congratulating the semi-finalists, URGO wants to commend all students who applied for Fulbright as they worked equally diligently on their applications. We also want to thank the many faculty and staff interview panels as well as all letter writers who help provide a three-dimensional portrait of our Fulbright nominees.

Students: Please contact shafer@augsburg.edu if you have an interest in applying for, or simply learning more about, the Fulbright experience and application process.

Faculty: Please refer current students or alumni who you think might make solid candidates to shafer@augsburg.edu.

Free Tickets to Guthrie | Race Dynamics in the USA

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education & Experience, and the Augsburg Theater Department are partnering with the Guthrie Theater to engage Augsburg students, faculty and staff in the production of “We Are Proud to Present” — part of the Level Nine Series, devoted to community dialogue about today’s most significant topics and questions.

Get your complementary tickets to this production in the Oyate Commons (Study Abroad/Away, ISSS and Multicultural Student Services suite) in Lower Level Christensen Center. Limit, 2 tickets per person. *See available dates/times below.

We Are Proud to Present a presentation about the Herero of Namibia, formerly known as Southwest Africa, from the German Südwestafrika, between the years 1884-1915. By Jackie Sibblies Drury. Directed by Taibi Magar

Find a seat. Any seat in the room. Watch carefully as an ensemble of six American actors — three black and three white – begins to stage a presentation about a genocide in 1900s colonial Africa. As they earnestly (and comically) stumble through their artistic process, attempting to remain true to the events in the past, they unwittingly unpack a personal and political firestorm of racial dynamics in America in the present. And even the best intentions can’t save them.

Critics have called We Are Proud to Present “90 minutes of original, enlightening, pulse-pounding theater” (Backstage), “devastatingly funny…dangerous and primal,” (The Washington Post), and “impressive, disturbing and thought-provoking” (San Francisco Chronicle).

*Tickets for the following dates/times:
Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 4 at 1:00 p.m.

The theme of this production echos the focus of CGEE’s semester study abroad program in Southern Africa: Nation Building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind.

http://www.guthrietheater.org/plays_events/plays/we_are_proud_present

Food Service Menu

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

This menu will be served out of Nabo. Grab n Go’s and beverages will be available to purchase between meal times.

Breakfast 7:30am-9:45am
Assorted Hot and Cold Breakfast Items.

Lunch 11:00am-1:30pm
Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Tofu, Mushrooms, Asparagus, and Rice.

Dinner 4:30pm-8:00pm
Chicken Stir Fry, Rice, Egg Rolls, Mushrooms, Boca Nuggets, Chicken Nuggets, Tofu Stir Fry.

Gluten Free and Vegan Options Available. Ask your Cashier about any dietary restrictions.

Food Service Hours

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Film Event: The Seventh Fire

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents “The Seventh Fire” a new documentary by Jack Pettibone Riccobono.

When Rob Brown, a Native American gang leader on a remote Minnesota reservation, is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved Ojibwe community. As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protégé, Kevin, dreams of the future: becoming the most powerful and feared Native gangster on the reservation.
Together the lives of Rob and Kevin present a devastating counter-myth to textbook notions of the American dream, and they force us to confront the modern-day ramifications of what are still the most overlooked aspects of American history.

Location and Time
The University of St. Thomas
John Roach Center auditorium (JRC 126), which is located on the corner of Summit and Cleveland avenues.
Screening: 1:30-3:10
This event is free to the public

 

It’s Time to Find the Writing Lab

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg College Writing Lab is now open for the spring term. Tutors will help any Augsburg student with any writing assignment during these hours:

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

Faculty/staff – If you would like a tutor to visit your class to present information on the WL, please contact K. Swanson, English.

Faculty, CTL Grant Money is Available! Apply by Feb. 15

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, applications for the 2017 annual CTL grants are being accepted now through Wednesday, February 15.

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

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

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

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

Wet weather shifts Hagfors construction crews to interior work

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Hagfors Center construction remains on schedule. Wet winter weather this week and last week has slowed some of the exterior work, causing crews to focus on advancing interior work. This week’s summary includes a photo of the third-floor interior on the north wing and updates on the following:

[1] Roof-top mechanical area (including a photo of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning units installed there)
[2] Precast exterior brick (including a photo of the north face of the west wing)
[3] Exterior brick installation on the flexible classroom space
[4] Window frames and glass
[5] Roofing
[6] Interior work

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

See the full construction update for the week of January 23, 2017

Pilgrimage in France – get credit this summer!

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

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

The 1230 Pilgrimage to Pluscarden Abbey, in which students will participate, recreates a pilgrimage undertaken by medieval monks from the monastery of Val-des-Choux in Burgundy, France to Pluscarden Abbey in Scotland. The entire pilgrimage traverses 1400 miles in 3 months, though students in the course will only participate in one of the first three weeks.

Apply by February 24!

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

All Hands Meeting is Thursday

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

All members of the campus community are invited to attend the spring 2017 All Hands meeting, Thursday, January 26, at 11:30 a.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

Access to connect to the meeting from off-site locations will be available; the link for remote access is posted on the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg.

Click here to add the All Hands meeting to your calendar.