ADSG Long-term funds available

submitted by gaskillj@augsburg.edu

The Finance Committee have allocated $14,000 to be used for programs, projects, or any proposals/ideas that will impact students the most on campus. There is also $10,000 allocated to develop the area of Christensen Center.

These funds can be used by students and departments that directly work with students to benefit our Augsburg community.

If you are interested the committee will require you to set up a meeting to talk more about your suggestions or send ideas by email.

For more information or to set up a meeting please email:
Daniel Degollado
degollad@augsburg.edu

All Saint’s Day Service is November 1

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

All Saints Day celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who make up the body of Christ. If you have lost a loved one or loved ones during this past year who you would like commemorated in the All Saints Service, please write their name(s) on a form found in the chapel and give it to Janice Dames in Foss 104 or send it to dames@augsburg.edu.

More information

Queering Career, Business Visits

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

As a continuation of or Queering Career series, LGBTQIA+ Student Services is sponsoring visits to local queer-owned businesses.

Tuesday, October 29th we will be visiting Real Life Coffee & Yoga
Tuesday, November 19th we will visit Mossier
Thursday, December 5th we’re visiting Urban Growler

For more information and to register for the business visits, please use this link https://forms.gle/vc74Sw5soYee8WzJ9.

Human-Rights Voices in Post-Conflict Guatemala – study abroad on spring break

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Take a spring semester course that includes 10 days of travel to Guatemala on Spring break!

Human Rights Voices in post-conflict Guatemala, 4-credits
Course options: CCS/SPA 495 or POL 459

Faculty Leader: Professor Joseph Towle
Travel Dates: March 14-22, 2020 (spring break)

Course Description:
Many U.S. citizens know little of Guatemala and the struggles its people face although it is a nation that continuously finds its fortunes bound to the interests and intent of the United States.

This course invites you to hear Guatemalan people’s views of their country, to explore past and present US involvement, and learn from those who lived through and survived the civil war spanning four decades (1960-1996), as well as a new generation of writers and artists–all who creatively and peacefully counteract the culture of fear through art and literature.
This 4-credit course is part of the spring 2020 enrollment. It can be taken as part of, or in addition to, your usual course load, and overload fees incurred by this study abroad program will be waived.

***APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 18TH***

Scholarships are available. Scholarship applications are due November 8th!

Program cost $3,825
includes: international airfare, all meals, all lodging, all program activities and in-country transportation. There is no additional tuition fee for full-time undergrad students.

Visit the program page for program and scholarship info!

Palestinian Art of Resistance – study abroad on spring break

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Take a spring semester course that includes 10 days of travel to your Spring break!

Palestinian Art of Resistance, 4-credits, fulfills Fine Arts requirement
Course options: ART 211 or THR 295

Faculty Leader: Sarah Myers and Robert Tom
Travel Dates: March 13-23, 2020 (spring break)

Course Description:
Art of Resistance will immerse you in contemporary Palestinian culture and invite you to learn directly from a wide range of artists in the region. You will have the unique opportunity to experience art and performance first-hand in diverse Palestinian contexts, from a day-long excursion to cultural sites in Ramallah to a conference call with artists in Gaza. A major component of the course will be ongoing cultural exchange with students from Dar al-Kalima University in Bethlehem. Augsburg students will also learn about the complex political, historical, social, and religious context for Palestinian art and theater through guided tours, performances, gallery talks, museum visits, readings, and discussions. Throughout these experiences, students will interrogate what it means to create art under occupation, explore various definitions of the “art of resistance,” and learn tools to make creative work that defies and reimagines the status quo.

****APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH****

Scholarships are available! Scholarship apps are due by November 8th!

Visit the program page for additional details, course information, and updates!

It’s Model UN Application Time. Travel to NYC – Apps due November 1

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Take the spring semester POL 368 Model UN course, and travel to NYC for the Model UN conference at the end of March!

POL 368 is a regular course throughout the spring semester, with regular weekly classes. During the first half of the semester, students will prepare for the Model UN in NYC which takes place just after spring break, from March 29 to April 2.
Each year, the Augsburg delegation represents a different country with delegates assigned to particular UN committees or organizations, each with their own set of issues. Delegates have to understand the challenges of representing that country with its particular history, culture, and current foreign policy priorities and diplomatic objectives. At the same time, each delegate represents that country on a particular committee and will be researching issues such as climate change, human rights, trade, poverty, human trafficking, or arms control.

APPLICATIONS DUE NOVEMBER 1

Program cost $1,300
includes: round trip airfare to NYC, hotel accommodation, Model UN registration and delegate fees. There is no additional tuition fee for full-time undergrad students.
Students are responsible for their own transportation in NYC, as well as all meals during the program.

Visit the Model UN program page for more information & to apply

Attention Muggles: study abroad in the UK on winter break – Apps due Nov. 1

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Spend winter break in both London and Edinburgh exploring the connections between youth culture, media, and social change, with a focus on Harry Potter and Brexit.

***APPLICATIONS DUE November 1***

Only a few spaces are available–APPLY ASAP!

From Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth, Media, and Political Activism in the UK
Course: WST 220, 4-credits, fulfills Humanities and Augsburg Experience requirements

Faculty Leader: Professor Adriane Brown
Travel Dates: December 29, 2019 to January 12, 2020
This program is limited to 15 students, accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A waitlist will be used as needed.

This 4-credit course is part of the spring 2020 enrollment. It can be taken as part of, or in addition to, your usual course load, and overload fees incurred by this study abroad program will be waived.

Program cost $4,675
includes: international airfare, all meals, all lodging, all program activities, all transportation in the UK. There is no additional tuition fee for full-time undergrad students.

Visit the program page for additional details, course information, and updates!

Hands-on Pasta Workshop

submitted by thaobb4@augsburg.edu

Campus Kitchen is offering our 2nd cooking workshop of the year!
This time we will be teaching participants how to make Pasta and Tomato Sauce from scratch on November 7th from 7pm-9pm!
With our facilitator being a part of the student body himself, Tenzin Rabga who loves to cook but if not a chef. He even cooked for his high school communities through small business’ with profits all to support his passion.

Please RSVP in order to reserve yourself sufficient materials to cook with. There are limited spots so first come first serve!
Please contact thaobb4@augsburg.edu if you have any questions or concerns regarding this workshop.

Click here to RSVP!

Commitment to Environmental Equity & Action at Augsburg

submitted by sharifa3@augsburg.edu

Join us for a listening and action planning around how environmental equity shows up in our lives and on campus. Together we will collectively envision Augsburg’s commitment to environmental action beyond 2019.

As an institution committed to its public mission and to educating students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders, how can we take action that directs our power and resources to join the existing momentum of an equity-based environmental movement working for the collective liberation of our common home and community?

Join us on Monday November 11, 2019 in the Marshall Room. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2325937521054155/

ASAC Halloween Week

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Student Activities Council will be hosting a couple events for Halloween Week!

10/30 Pumpkin Painting Contest!

Calling all artist or people who are too busy to carve pumpkins! ASAC will be having a Pumpkin Painting Contest. Up to 25 participants and winner will receive a fun fall themed prized. (Yes, you get to keep the pumpkin)

email asac@augsburg.edu to sign up!

Date: Wednesday, October 30th
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: East Commons

10/31 Spooky Cookies!

Come join ASAC by decorating Halloween themed sugar cookies between classes on Halloween! (Cookies are for everyone and there will be vegan cookies too)

Date: Thursday, October 31st
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Christensen Center

Summer Language Study with the Critical Language Scholarship

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program abroad in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from. Alumni of the program also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status when applying for federal government jobs.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning, a very strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Languages with no previous study required:
Azerbaijani
Bangla
Hindi
Indonesian
Persian
Punjabi
Swahili
Turkish
Urdu

Languages with one year prior study required:
Arabic
Korean
Portuguese
Russian

Languages with two years prior study required:
Chinese
Japanese

To learn more about the program, go to https://clscholarship.org/ . The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact urgo@augsburg.edu (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 25th.

Pre-Pharmacy Advising

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Dr. Bruce Benson, from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, brings his extensive experience as a pre-pharmacy advisor to Augsburg students. Thu Ha Nguyen, ’17 Chemistry, will join Dr. Benson to share her experiences in pharmacy school. Learn more about pharmacy career options and admissions.

Wednesday, October 30
12-3 pm
Hagfors 101A

Contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu with questions or to schedule a meeting with Dr. Benson.

Augsburg Support for Uninsured Students – The People’s Center

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is now working with the People’s Center to provide certain clinic services to students (all academic programs) who don’t have insurance for a $5 co-pay.

The People’s Center is located at 425 20th Avenue South, one block west from Augsburg, off Riverside Avenue.

With a $5.00 co-pay, the following are available to Augsburg students who do not have insurance:

Office visits for acute or chronic medical problems
Annual physical exams – 1 per year
Sexually transmitted diseases screening and lab work done at The People’s Center (lab diagnostics done outside of The People’s Center are not covered)
X-rays performed at The People’s Center
Tetanus immunization
Lab tests performed at The People’s Center
Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux)
Casts, crutches, splints, slings and ace bandages
Allergy injections (prescription and supply must be provided by student)
Flu shots

If you have health insurance, your insurance provider may cover medical services through The People’s Center. The clinic will bill your insurance for medical services and you will be responsible for any co-pays or deductibles associated with your insurance. You should check with your insurance provider to see if services at The People’s Center will be covered.

Smiley’s Clinic remains available for students – they accept most forms of insurance.

DPS will provide an escort to The People’s Center and/or to Smiley’s Clinic.

Crying Earth Rise Up –Film Event

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents Crying Earth Rise Up on November 12, 2019.
Crying Earth Rise Up, narrated by Tantoo Cardinal, tells the story of Debra White Plume and Elisha Yellow Thunder’s efforts to stop the uranium mining contaminating their community’s drinking water. Informed by Native perspectives and belief systems, the film addresses the sacred relationship between water and life itself, as well as the conflicts between nuclear power companies, activists, and locals. With a nuanced look at what is becoming an increasingly common environmental battle, the film offers a case study of contemporary conservation efforts in the face of corporate and capitalistic interests. (Crying Earth Rise Up)
Crying Earth Rise Up acknowledges the centrality of Native involvement in opposing the particular practice of uranium mining and suggests Native communities’ wider spread contribution to a variety of other conversations related to environmental protection (although not always noted by mainstream media, e.g. the recent blocking of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline) (Documentary Educational Resources site). Join us for the film and a conversation with director/producer/cinematographer Suree Towfighnia and Debra White Plume.

Where & When: November 12, 2019
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows
This event is free to the public

Native American Film Series

Engaging Art for Holistic Student Engagement

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Thursday, November 7 | Celebrating Your Creativity Scars Workshop: Engaging Art for Holistic Student Engagement | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Marshall Room

This workshop will focus on embracing our vulnerabilities to increase engagement in the classroom. We will share active learning techniques that normalize discomfort. Examples include: mindmapping, reflective practices. Facilitated by Chris Houltberg, Joaquin Muñoz, Beliza Torres Narváez, and Lyz Wendland.

This event is a part of our 2019-2020 series designed to help students feel more connected to and supported by Augsburg.

RSVP for “Celebrating your Creativity Scars”

Office Hours with your Deans: Nov 5 in OGC

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Monica Devers, Dean of Professional Studies, and Ryan Haaland, Dean of Arts and Sciences, invite faculty, staff and students to stop by and meet them during a series of “office hours” scheduled for this fall. These office hours are an opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions.

The times and locations will change from month to month in order to allow for greater availability to schedules.

The Next Sessions will take place:

Tuesday, November 5 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in the Oren Gateway Center Lobby
Thursday, December 5 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the Hagfors Center Lobby

2019 Vocation Lunch with Katie Clark

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Augsburg Faculty and Staff,

You are invited to attend this fall’s Mission & Identity Vocation Lunch “Who Gives You Light?” with Katie Clark, assistant professor and director of Augsburg Central Health Commons, on Friday, November 22nd from 11:15 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. East Commons, Christensen Center.

Note: Spaces are limited so you must register in order to attend this event.

Learn More and Register at:
https://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2019/10/22/fall-vocation-lunch-with-katie-clark/

Guests are also invited (but not required) to bring a donation of socks or other items to the Health Commons as part of this event. Learn more about items needed (or consider making an online donation) at https://www.augsburg.edu/healthcommons/

The Mission & Identity 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.

If you have any questions, please contact the Christensen Center for Vocation office at (612) 330-1403 or ccv@augsburg.edu.

We hope to see you there!

2019 Vocation Lunch Website

Psychological Thriller Night: The Sixth Sense

submitted by lokkenk@augsburg.edu

Come celebrate Halloween at Augsburg Psychological Association’s annual Psychological Thriller Night! This year we will be playing the Sixth Sense and will have an optional discussion at the end to discuss any psychological observations. Free snacks, candy, and beverages provided!

Monday October 28
7:00-9:00pm
Science 123

Campus Cupboard Food Shelf Hours

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

The Campus Cupboard offers free food for all Augsburg students. Located in Science Hall, room 8, fall semester hours are:

Mondays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm
Tuesdays: 1-4pm
Wednesdays: 10:30am-noon
Thursdays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm

We also accept food donations during open hours, or outside of open hours at the Sabo Center (basement of Anderson Hall)

Campus Cupboard Homepage

Interested in a weekly fresh produce subscription?

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Hello everyone!

Campus Kitchen is proud to announce our partnership with Brightside Produce and aid in their mission to make healthy produce more accessible to food insecure neighborhoods. Starting next Tuesday, October 29, we will be launching our own Buyers Club branch here at Augsburg. This is a weekly produce subscription ranging from $3, $5, $10, & $20. Your subscription will help bring fresh produce to corner stores in the Cedar Riverside area. If you are interested in joining the buyers club please follow these step by step instructions to set up your subscription.

1.) Go to https://brightsidempls.org
2.) Click the menu button in the top left corner of the screen and select “join the Buyers Club”.
3.) Follow the instructions on the buyers club page (subscription size, Augsburg pick up, items you prefer to be left out of your bags, and whether or not you would like to start a weekly subscription or make a one time purchase.)
4.) You will also have the option of purchasing a reusable tote bag from Brightside for your subscriptions, if you feel inclined to do so.
5.) Pick up will be from 11:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesdays, outside of the Sabo center, located in the basement of Anderson Hall.

Please help us pass the word to any student, staff, or faculty who might be interested! We appreciate your support in our program and mission to make healthy food more accessible in our neighborhoods. For more information feel free to email me: keenern@augsburg.edu or our supervisor Natalie Jacobson: jacobsn@augsburg.edu.

Sign up Here

Campus Kitchen: Produce Every Monday

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Campus Kitchen will continue produce distribution every Monday from 2:00pm-4:00pm in Christiansen lobby. We will be implementing a new rule this semester to insure that everyone has an opportunity to get produce. The first hour (2-3pm) will be reserved for students and the following hour will be open for everyone. Please bring your own bag if you are able. Thank you for your continued support.

Campus Kitchen Homepage

TRIO McNair Scholars Program New Assistant Director

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program is pleased to welcome new Assistant Director, Cruz Rodriguez!

Cruz has 7+ years of experience working with TRIO students in academic planning, advising, admissions, and financial aid. As an alum and previous coordinator of TRIO Upward Bound at Beloit College, he has experienced the impact TRIO has on student development. He continues to apply the mentoring and student advocacy skills he has learned in his professional and personal life. Originally from Wisconsin, Cruz recently moved to the Twin Cities to pursue opportunities in higher education as well as enjoy the city’s accessibility to nature and art. Cruz has a Bachelor of Arts in Photography & Digital Cinema from Dominican University, and a Master of Arts in Social Justice & Community Organizing from Prescott College.

Hagfors Horticultural House of Horrors

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

Frankenflowers, bloodthirsty blooms and other horticultural horrors! Come see our showcase of the spikiest, smelliest, most poisonous, flesh-hungry, gruesome and atrocious plants in the Biology Department Permanent Plant Collection.

Halloween, Thursday, October 31
12:00pm to 02:00pm
400 Hagfors Center

Questions? Please contact the Hagfors Greenhouse Curator, Dr. Leon van Eck (vaneck@augsburg.edu).

Event Announcement

Clothing Donations Needed – EAC

submitted by fragaled@augsburg.edu

Have clothes you love but don’t wear anymore? Clean out your closet and give your clothes a second life by donating them! Environmental Action Committee is holding a campus clothing swap event this spring and is currently looking for donations. You can drop off any clothing you no longer want to the Share Shop in Science 8B during the following times:

Mondays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm
Tuesdays: 1-4pm
Wednesdays: 10am-noon
Thursdays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm

Experiential Education Workshop: CGEE Edition

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

The Sabo Center and the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) present a learning opportunity focused on CGEE’s distinct experiential education pedagogy. What are the approaches and values that CGEE uses in its experiential education settings, and how might its elements and values be applicable to on-campus teaching and learning? Learn with Joe Connelly, long-time CGEE Experiential Education Specialist and Trip Leader.

Monday, November 18
2-3 pm
Riverside Room

Co-sponsored by Augsburg’s Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship and Center for Global Education and Experience.

Community Organizing Skills Workshop: One-to-Ones

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

If you want to create change, few things are more important as one-to-one relational meetings. One-to-ones are at the heart of community organizing and leadership. These conversations are about establishing a public relationship with someone, and sharing stories as a way to understand their motivations and self interests. They can uncover common values and interests that might lead to collaborative work in support of the change you are trying to create. This mix of personal, sometimes intimate knowledge leading to public action holds unique value. Participants in this Sabo Center workshop will learn and practice one-to-one relationship building for organizing and public work.

Thursday, October 31
3:40-5 p.m.
Marshall Room, Christensen Center

This training will be led by Dennis Donovan. Dennis teaches co-creative politics skills to people of all ages in the Twin Cities, across the US, and around the world who want to make positive change in their communities.

1:1 Relational Meetings Training

Jonathan Herrera Soto’s Art Reception – Tonight

submitted by wheatley@augsburg.edu

Join us for the reception of “Miel y Petróleo / Honey & Gasoline” by artist Jonathan Herrera Soto. This collection of  “Love Poems” consists of a daily exercise in analyzing and questioning notions of love in relation to political violence. Herrera Soto explores various relationships between collective memory and historical instances of state-sponsored violence and trauma inflicted on politicized bodies.

Show info

Lyz Wendland’s Art Reception – Tonight

submitted by wheatley@augsburg.edu

Join us for the reception of Lyz Wendland’s latest work “between lost and found” on October 24, 6-8 p.m. in the Gage Gallery. Wendland’s brightly colored, mixed media paintings set up conflicts between contradictory shapes, encouraging an encounter and awareness to these relationships in our landscape.

Show info

Auggie Love Your Melon Hats For Sale

submitted by holmesa@augsburg.edu

Fall is here and so is cooler weather, stay warm with your own Auggie LYM hat!
The women’s hockey team has partnered with Love Your Melon selling hats with the Auggie logo as a fundraiser. Purchasing a hat supports the women’s hockey team and the LYM foundation. Beanie hats are $35 and pom hats are $45. Purchase your hat today!

You can pay with cash, check or card. We are also able to ship hats for a $5 shipping fee per hat.

Contact holmesa@augsburg.edu with any questions or to purchase a hat.

LYM Beanie & Pom

Student Share Shop Opening – Looking for Donations

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Hey all,

Augsburg’s Environmental Stewardship Committee and Campus Cupboard are proud to announce a new student resource on campus: the student Share Shop. We are working towards opening this space in the sublevel of the old science building room 8A. To help us get started we are asking you—students, staff, and faculty at Augsburg—for some helpful donations.
Based off of a recent survey, here are some of the things we are looking for, for the share shop:

– Household / dorm Repair (Spackle, Tool kits, poster putty)
– Recreational gear (sports equipment, out door games, hammocks, etc.)
– Office materials (calculators, sharpeners, staplers)
– First aid kits
– Twin XL sheets (new or washed)
– Weather related items (umbrellas, shovels, extra hats/scarves/mittens)
– Sewing/glasses repair kits
– Hot pots or rice cookers
– Cooking (Microwave, pots and pans, utensils, coffee makers)
– Board games, DVDs

Any donations are greatly appreciated and welcome, but please don’t feel obligated to donate. Donations can be brought to the Sabo Center located in the basement of Anderson Hall and placed in the designated bins. We appreciate your time and consideration thank you in advance.

For more informations please feel free to email me: buryb@augsburg.edu

Gilman Scholarship Workshop – TODAY

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Auggies – Do you want to win $5,000 for your study abroad program?
Are you Pell Grant Eligible with U.S. Citizenship?
If yes – we encourage you to apply for a Gilman Scholarship for your summer or fall 2018 program.

The Study Abroad/Away Office will host an express workshop where you can learn about the Gilman, and get help with the application process:

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

Gilman Scholarship Applications for summer and fall programs are due by March 6th, 2018. For more information on the Gilman, see: https://www.gilmanscholarship.org

Since 2008, fifty-two Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships, totaling $205,500!

Making Augsburg more inclusive to those of the Jewish faith

submitted by huynhn1@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

Yoga TODAY

submitted by lamberte@augsburg.edu

Good Morning. I will be teaching yoga at Augsburg this semester. Please join us today from 12:15 pm- 1:00 pm in the Racquetball Court (Si-Melby 130).
Mats will be available if you do not have your own mat. Open to all students, staff, faculty, and any others part of the Augsburg community. Private sessions are available as well, let me know if you are interested. Please email me if you have any questions or suggestions at lamberte@augsburg.edu.

Sabo Symposium-2/28

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Are the “Nones” Done with Civic Engagement?
Organizing the religiously unaffiliated in today’s climate of polarization

Martin Olav Sabo Symposium
February 28, 2018
6-8 PM
Augsburg University, Hagfors Center, Room 150

How do the religiously unaffiliated factor into this current moment of political polarization, when many are seeking to increase political and civic participation? Join us for a symposium exploring this important topic, beginning with a keynote from Phil Zuckerman—chair of Pitzer College’s Secular Studies program and author of numerous books including The Nonreligious (Oxford, 2016) and Living the Secular Life (Penguin, 2014)—followed by a panel of researchers who study the religiously unaffiliated. Concluding the evening will be a conversation about how local community organizers and elected officials are engaging religiously diverse populations in their efforts, particularly the religiously unaffiliated.

Hosted by the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship

Stories of Navigating Family Traditions and Beliefs

submitted by freunds@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

*Dinner will be provided!*

Hosted by: Interfaith @ Cedar Commons

[Cedar Commons: 2001 Riverside Ave. S]

Augsburg Men’s Basketball hosts St. Thomas in MIAC playoffs Wednesday

submitted by stoner@augsburg.edu

http://athletics.augsburg.edu/news/2018/2/20/mbb022018.aspx

MINNEAPOLIS — The Augsburg University men’s basketball team will be competing in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason playoffs this week, hosting the University of St. Thomas in a quarterfinal game on Wednesday (2/21) at 7 p.m. at Si Melby Hall.

It’s a MAROON OUT night, so make sure and wear your Augsburg maroon to the game!

For all MIAC postseason playoff games, tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students (children ages 5 and under are free). There are no senior discounts. ALL Augsburg students, faculty, staff and alumni must pay admission. The only passes accepted for admission are MIAC-issued passes. Augsburg’s A-Club alumni organization will pay admission for the first 150 Augsburg students to attend the home men’s basketball playoff game on Wednesday (2/21) at Si Melby Hall. Students must show their Augsburg ID for entry to the hockey games.

Augsburg (18-7 overall, 13-7 MIAC) is the No. 4 seed in the MIAC playoffs, and will host No. 5-seed St. Thomas (14-11 overall, 12-8 MIAC) in the quarterfinals. Should the Auggies win Tuesday, they will travel to face either top-seed Saint John’s or No. 2-seed St. Olaf on Friday (2/23) at 7 p.m. The conference championship game will be on Sunday (2/25) at 2 p.m., at the site of the highest remaining seed.

Day at the Capitol

submitted by hollandk@augsburg.edu

Hi Auggies,

SIGN UP NOW FOR AUGSBURG’S DAY AT THE CAPITOL

WEDNEDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH

9:30 AM- 1:30PM

*lunch and transportation free*

Augsburg has an annual Day at the Capitol, which is a chance to meet with legislators, tour the newly renovated Capitol, and learn how to advocate for important causes! Augsburg students greatly benefit from the Minnesota State Grant, which is need-based financial aid that Minnesota students receive through their FAFSA. Over 1,000 students receive a State Grant, which is over 1/3 of students at Augsburg.

Legislators love meeting college students in person—like Senator Kari Dziedzic who will be speaking to your group at the Capitol—because they want to hear YOUR story, your journey to college, and want to keep helping all Auggies and MN college students. Your voice MATTERS.

Sign up here: https://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/day-capitol-registration and to get a better idea of what the day looks like, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_pKTOaMLFg

Any questions, reach out to Kitana Holland (hollandk@augsburg.edu) or Lee George (lgeorge@augsburg.edu)

Help your students develop critical reading skills – Wednesday, February 28

submitted by albertd@augsburg.edu

Looking for ways to help your students read with greater comprehension and/or through a more critical lens to enrich class discussion? Join panelists Ann Marie Yacobucci (Education), Dallas Liddle (English), and James Vela-McConnell (Sociology) on Wednesday, February 28, 12:30 – 1:40 PM, in OGC 100 as they will share strategies they’ve used to encourage students to read, analyze, and interact more deeply with texts. Adjunct instructors on contract this semester who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend. We’ll also have this session available remotely via Zoom – link to be distributed soon!

Deadline Date Approaching: Register – MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

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

Why attend the fair?

Many students find their summer internships at this fair and even more seniors find their first job!

*Explore opportunities in a variety of industries and majors.
*Chat with more than 270 employers – all under one roof!
*Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) from the
Minnesota Private Colleges.
* Attend a panel “Jobs and Internships for International Students”
*Get your free professional LinkedIn Photo taken at the fair!

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

Prep sessions are being offered this week in the Strommen Center. You may register to attend a prep session through Handshake.

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake

Register in Handshake

Demystifying Social Security: Info Session

submitted by gade@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

Great Colleges to Work For Survey: Participate Now

submitted by gade@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

These sessions are scheduled at the following dates and times:

February 22—4:00-5:00pm, Sverdrup Hall 204
February 28—8:00-9:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 205
March 2—10:00-11:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 204

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

Life in Balance Workshop—February 27

submitted by gade@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

Eric Pegues: ATCCHA Chair Appointment

submitted by erdmanam@augsburg.edu

Please take a moment to congratulate Eric Pegues, Assistant Director of Residence Life, on being elected as the 2018-2019 Chair Elect and the 2019-2020 Chair of ATCCHA (Area Twin Cities College Housing Association)!

This is such an exciting time for ATCCHA as the organization is growing and hosting the 2020 UMR-ACUHO regional conference. ATCCHA is lucky to have Eric’s leadership and energy!

Biology Research Symposium (Free Snacks)

submitted by robargej@augsburg.edu

The annual Biology Research Symposium is NEXT Tuesday, the 27th! It is being hosted in Hagfors 150 at 6:30pm! All are welcome! There will be several Augsburg biology undergrads (Olivia Fitch, Nastaran Nassiri, Aaron Wilson, and Angelica Gomez De La Casa) presenting their research! This is a great opportunity for students to learn about research occurring on campus! Come join us and learn about some incredible research and munch on some FREE SNACKS too!

2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards/Senior Leadership Society

submitted by johnso91@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

Papers, Revisions/Applications Due? It’s Time to Visit the WL.

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

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

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

Questions? Contact Kathy Swanson, English

Help Your Students Become Critical Readers – February 28

submitted by albertd@augsburg.edu

Looking for ways to help your students read with greater comprehension and/or through a more critical lens to enrich class discussion? Join Panelists Ann Marie Yacobucci (Education), Dallas Liddle (English), and James Vela-McConnell (Sociology) in OGC 100 on Wednesday, February 28, 12:30 – 1:40 PM, as they share strategies they’ve used to encourage students to read, analyze, and interact more deeply with texts. We’ll also have a Zoom link up soon for those who wish to join us remotely!

Retrofitted water fountains now water filling stations

submitted by ericksoc@augsburg.edu

In our effort to LoveOurLocalWater, 3 water fountains on campus are being retrofitted to include water filling stations. Foss near room 126, first floor of OGC, and in the Fitness Center. Thank you Environmental Action Committee and the Batalden Faculty Scholars Program in Applied Ethics for supporting our effort to practice access to local water as a human right. Auggies live out our values!

Employers tabling today

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Stop by and visit with representatives from the following organizations on Wednesday, February 21st. 10:00-1:00, lobby of the Christensen Center

*College Tutors and Nannies is currently accepting applications from responsible, outgoing individuals for a variety of childcare and tutor positions. We offer flexible scheduling and a wide selection of jobs to fit your skills and preferences. https://www.collegenanniesandtutors.com

*Pinnacle Services is currently hiring for Case Management, Program Managers, and Program Counselors! For more information, visit our website at http://www.pinnacleservices.org/careers/ Pinnacle Services is recognized as an industry leader in quality services through CARF accreditation.

Make a Difference for Twin Cities Middle School Students

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteer With Us

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

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

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

For campus visitors:

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

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

For events:

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

Funding:

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

Learn more on the ESC Website

Six more days to apply to be a part of the Public Leadership Scholars Program

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

CURRENT SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:

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

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s 3 Public Leadership Scholar Programs:Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In any one of the programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in either the Christian tradition, interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science along with receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

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

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

The application deadline is Monday, February 26th, 2018

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

Faculty and Staff Grants for Sesquicentennial Projects

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

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

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Join us for Jump Start Your STEM Job Search!

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

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

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

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

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

Register today!

Special Yoga Class 2/14

submitted by lamberte@augsburg.edu

Good Morning. I will be teaching yoga at Augsburg this semester. Please join us tomorrow from 12:15 pm- 1:00 pm in the Racquetball Court (Si-Melby 130).

Tomorrow will be a special class focused on the heart chakra, the area of energy centered near our heart. When this chakra is balanced, we feel love, compassion, and self-acceptance. It will be a slower paced class focusing on poses to balance this chakra. Mats will be available if you do not have your own mat. Open to all students, staff, faculty, and any others part of the Augsburg community. Private sessions are available as well, let me know if you are interested. Please email me if you have any questions or suggestions at lamberte@augsburg.edu.

Music Therapy in China: Summer study abroad program

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:
MUSIC THERAPY IN CHINA: CHONGQING BURN CAMP

Course options:
-MUS 374, -MUS 474, or MUS 582. It also fulfills Augsburg Experience

Music therapists benefit greatly from exploring the evolution of music from one generation to the next, the way in which music is integrated into everyday life, and its role in health, healing, and well-being in China. Through visits to hospitals, clinics, musical venues, conservatories, and community organizations that provide health related care, students experience the interplay of music and healing practices in China. Students also engage in direct dialogue with Chinese music therapists and other rehabilitation therapists. The program allows participants to reflect on their own musical roots, and to discover how their own musical preferences have developed based on cultural experiences. We will also visit other locations of interest such as The Great Wall, Old-Town Beijing, Dazu Rock Carvings, Yangtze River Cruise and more.

Applications are due March 15, 2018

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

Check here for program details and application information

2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards

submitted by aleshirn@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

Sabo Symposium, Are “Nones” Done?

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Are the “Nones” Done with Civic Engagement?
Organizing the religiously unaffiliated in today’s climate of polarization

Martin Olav Sabo Symposium
February 28, 2018
6-8 PM
Augsburg University, Hagfors Center, Room 150

How do the religiously unaffiliated factor into this current moment of political polarization, when many are seeking to increase political and civic participation? Join us for a symposium exploring this important topic, beginning with a keynote from Phil Zuckerman—chair of Pitzer College’s Secular Studies program and author of numerous books including The Nonreligious (Oxford, 2016) and Living the Secular Life (Penguin, 2014)—followed by a panel of researchers who study the religiously unaffiliated. Concluding the evening will be a conversation about how local community organizers and elected officials are engaging religiously diverse populations in their efforts, particularly the religiously unaffiliated.

Hosted by the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship

River Semester Fall 2018 – Apply Now

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Students interested in a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to travel the length of the Mississippi River as part of a full semester of courses should check out Augsburg’s River Semester program for Fall 2018. Students in the program will spend 100 days paddling from the Twin Cities, to St. Louis, Memphis, and beyond, before returning to the Twin Cities in December.

Courses offered include:

POL 241 Environmental and River Politics (meets Liberal Arts Foundation for Social and Behavioral Sciences)
ENV 310 Environmental Studies Field Seminar. Study grassroots organizing and meeting with stakeholders throughout the watershed.
ENV 120: Environmental Science (Science w/ Lab)
BIO 495: Topics:
POL/ENV/BIO 499 Directed Research Project (possible Keystone credit)
POL/ENV 399 Internship (with a river-related organization; some internships are paid)
KEY 490 Keystone
Other courses and specialized curriculum available by special arrangement
This program also fulfills Augsburg Experience requirement

Thanks to a generous donation from Pentair, there are a limited number of scholarships of up to $5,000 toward the program fees.

Apply by March 15, 2018

Full information and details at www.augsburg.edu/river or by contacting the Augsburg Study Abroad/Away Office in Christensen Center or Prof. Joe Underhill at underhil@augsburg.edu

River Semester Information and Application

TODAY/TOMORROW: Focused Conversations on Academic Planning

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Join the Focused Conversations on academic planning today and tomorrow. The sessions, facilitated by Provost Karen Kaivola, are today, Tuesday, February 13, at 2 p.m., and tomorrow, Wednesday, February 14, at 12:30 p.m. Both are scheduled in Oren 100. Today’s session also will be available via livestream.

Film and Screenplay Submissions Open

submitted by carstenm@augsburg.edu

Submissions Open for Short Films and Screenplays until March 30th!
Augsburg students have a waiver code to submit for FREE — AUGGIEFILMS18

There will be prizes, popcorn, and films made by talented filmmakers.

Dress up for the red carpet or come casually for a movie night.

Check out Augsburg Student Film and Screenplay Festival on FilmFreeway

https://filmfreeway.com/AugsburgStudentFilmandScreenplayFestival

FilmFreeway: Augsburg Student Film and Screenplay Festival

Prudential Financial on campus today

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

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

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

Help Destigmatize Students Using Food Shelves

submitted by nguyenj@augsburg.edu

Hello everyone,

In an effort to destigmatize the usage of food pantries and food shelves, particularly the one on campus, I’m looking for some students who would be interested in having their portrait taken and sharing their experience with either Campus Cupboard, food insecurity, hunger, or any other issue food-related.
The photos will be pieced together into a poster to show that food insecurity does not discriminate and that Augsburg students experience it too. You’ll also receive a digital copy of your picture.
Please email me at nguyenj@augsburg.edu if you’re interested and we can set up a day and time to do a quick shoot/informal interview.
Thanks!

Summer 2018 Job Opportunity

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

An AYTI Mentor serves a vital role in the Youth Theology Institute by helping to implement programs and cultivate community as faith leaders working with the high school youth participants. Mentors need to complete ~22 hours of training in March and April and be totally available the entire week of July 7-13, 2018.

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

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

Apply for 2018-2019 Public Leadership Scholars Programs

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

CURRENT SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:

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

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s 3 Public Leadership Scholar Programs:Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In any one of the programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in either the Christian tradition, interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science along with receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

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

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

The application deadline is Monday, February 19th, 2018

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

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 1st

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

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

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

URGO Website

Help your students develop critical reading skills – February 28

submitted by albertd@augsburg.edu

Looking for ways to help your students read with greater comprehension and/or through a more critical lens to enrich class discussion? Join panelists Ann Marie Yacobucci (Education), Dallas Liddle (English), and James Vela-McConnell (Sociology) on Wednesday, February 28, 12:30 – 1:40 PM, in OGC 100 as they will share strategies they’ve used to encourage students to read, analyze, and interact more deeply with texts. Adjunct instructors on contract this semester who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend. We’ll also have this session available remotely via Zoom – link to be distributed soon!

TODAY. National Alliance on Mental Illness Presentation

submitted by huynhn1@augsburg.edu

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

Tuesday, February 13th
9-10am
Marshall Room

Life in Balance Workshop—February 27

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

Congrats to Alexis Nagle: recipient of the Psi Chi Award

submitted by yoon@augsburg.edu

The Psychology Department would like to recognize student researcher K. Alexis Nagle & Dr. Stacy Freiheit (faculty sponsor) for their award-winning scholarship entitled “Ripples of Trauma: Perceptions of Guilt by Family and Friends of Sexual Assault Survivors”. This research involved a total of 706 adults who responded to a nationwide survey examining the impact of gender and survivor/perpetrator relationship on the guilt felt by supporters of sexual assault survivors. Results indicated that friends were more likely to feel guilt than parents, and parents felt more guilt if the survivor was a daughter. Congratulations on this important work!

Make a Difference for Middle School Debaters

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteer With Us

TOMORROW: Speaking of Sabbaticals: Lunch with John Schmit

submitted by zobitz@augsburg.edu

RSVP now (link below) for the second Sabbatical Lunch of 2018. Join us at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14th in the Marshall Room for a talk by John Schmit, Department of English.

This sabbatical project titled “Constructing a Written Identity” combines two disciplinary areas–sociolinguistics and rhetoric–by focusing on social status and written identity. The manuscript in progress explores language use through a series of concerns addressing language varieties: codes, registers, dialects, and the use of Standard English. It also explores differences among written genres and the demands of communication within disciplinary boundaries. These concerns combine as manifestations of social power and powerlessness that derive from a writer’s self-presentation in discourse.

RSVP Here:
https://goo.gl/forms/JgrdmHM9YEjFataA3

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

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

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

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

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for February

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

Writing or Revising? The WL Tutors Can Help

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

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

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

Questions? Contact Kathy Swanson, English

Questions? Please contact Kathy Swanson, English.

Staff Length of Service Awards—Check list

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Thursday, March 8th Augsburg staff who celebrated a work anniversary of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, or 35 years during the calendar year 2017 will be recognized at the Staff Appreciation Event from 2-4 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel. All staff are invited to join us in celebrating these milestones as well as the nominees for the Outstanding Staff Awards.

If anyone on this list has corrections or if you feel you should be included, please email staffsenate@augsburg.edu.

LENGTH OF SERVICE AWARDS
5–Lueth, Erica
5–Massich, Bryan
5–Riddle, Heather
5–Denbel, Birhane
5–Fulford, Shonna
5–O’Brien, Kirsten
5–Lindahl, Laura
5–Mann, Joseph
5–Grauer, Jeffrey
10–Ridgle, David
10–Strom, Eric
10–Custer, Caren
10–Moulsoff, James
10–Scott, Douglas
10–Truax, Martha
10–Fox Wassink, Sheila
10–Isahaq, Kasidy
10–Simon, Jennifer
10–Hamilton, David
10–Richardson Blackwell, Kelsey
10–Erdman, Amanda
10–Morales, Janet
10–Collen, Jodi
10–Shropshire, Lucas
10–Bereda, Eleni
10–Jarsso, Petrose
10–Kampf, Carole
10–Bekuto, Feyissa
10–Sedoro, Mulugeta
10–Dida, Khadija
15–Johnson, Judith
15–Salmeri, Patrice
15–Gonzales, John
20–Hogan, Karen
20–Benson, Avis
20–Stoner Jr, Donald
20–Asmussen, Kevin
20–Green, Michael
20–Mata, Roberto
20–Madigan, Arlen
25–Tilton, Sandra
25–Peterson, Robert
30–Sticha, Cheryl
30–Lester, Mark

Thank you,
Staff Senate 2017-18

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2018

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2018 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2019 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2019. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health).

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2019.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at last a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred).

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

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Website

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

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

A Sweetheart of a Sale

submitted by waggoner@augsburg.edu

The “Sweetheart of a Sale” has something for everyone on your Valentine’s Day list. Your mom will be delighted with the earrings you find for her and your dad will love his new cuff links. I’ll bet your little sister could go for some fudge in her Valentine’s Day gift bag! Whoever you are shopping for, Sweetheart, friend or family, you can find a special gift at the Augsburg Associates’ sale today and tomorrow in Christensen Center between 10 am and 2 pm. Look for them in the lobby area. All proceeds go toward scholarships for students. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Valentine’s Day to you!!

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

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

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

To be eligible for the MnDRIVE program, students must:

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

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

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

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

Great Colleges to Work For Survey: Shared Voices

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

These sessions are scheduled at the following dates and times:

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

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

Thank You from Food Lab

submitted by stottrup@augsburg.edu

A huge thank you to McNair Programs Assistant Director Naomi Farabee for the donation of an Infrared Cooker to the Food Lab. Science 123 and Campus Kitchens are both grateful for this new tool!

If you have a kitchen appliance that you think can contribute to science or food feel free to contact Ben Stottrup or Allyson Green.

Thank you Naomi!
Sincerely,
Ben Stottrup & Allyson Green