Parking headaches getting you down? Check out transit options

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

DPS recently noted the various projects happening around campus impacting parking lots and spot availability. If you’re concerned about parking on campus, check out other transportation options available to you.

More information found at: http://inside.augsburg.edu/transportation/

Remember that our unique, urban location is perfectly situated to provide great access to Metro Transit stations, bus stops, and bicycle/walking trails.

Looking to get advice, need help finding a route, want to check out the commuter locker room? Contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

P.S. It’s national Bike to Work Week May 14th-18th; join me and others across campus in biking to work. You might enjoy it so much, it could become your new commute.

Norway and USA’s Constitutions: A Historic Perspective

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University’s, Norway Hub, in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Honorary Consulate General, will host the following seminar, Historic Perspectives on Norway and USA’s Constitutions, on Tuesday, May 29, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Augsburg University Campus.

We invite you all to register for this free event that will provide a historic perspective on the two constitutions including shared influences and legacies. Speakers are Bård Thorheim, political advisor to the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as Bård Frydenlund, historian and director at Eidsvoll 1814.

Any questions should be sent to Bettine (hermansb@augsburg.edu).

Velkommen

Historic Perspectives on Norway and USA’s Constitutions

Creating an Inclusive Campus workshop May 10

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

There is still time for staff and faculty to RSVP for the Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop,
Thursday, May 10, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch provided

This workshop will engage participants in reflecting on and exploring bias and the impact of bias in their work and teaching at Augsburg. The featured facilitator is Nehrwr Abdul-Wahid, One Ummah Consulting. Nehrwr will discuss bias and how it impacts and plays out among students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Staff and faculty panelists will share short stories about how they have worked to minimize bias in their interactions with students, course offerings, curricular content, policies, and programs. Participants will also receive an overview of recent bias incidents reports submitted by Augsburg students and will have time to discuss with colleagues in small groups, and continue the conversation over lunch.

8:30-9:00 a.m. Check in and refreshments
9-12 p.m. Workshop, with planned break
12-1 p.m. Lunch and conversation

To RSVP, please go to this google form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfV1Olt1QGwsy4N4L4PgvzXBlDIG-zZBV-jYCepaD2dS2yXLA/viewform?usp=sf_link

You can also sign up for other FOUR DAYS IN MAY workshops, presented by Augsburg University Center for Teaching and Learning, May 8-11

Augsburg Alumna Kelly Sheehan Holstine (COM/LA – MAE) Named MN Teacher of the Year

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

From the official announcement from Education Minnesota:

Congratulations to the 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Kelly D. Holstine
Holstine teaches English at the Tokata Learning Center — an alternative high school in Shakopee Public Schools. She is the district’s’ first Teacher of the Year winner.
“It is true that our population can consist of students with varying abilities and temperaments, but these same students are also some of the most creative and brilliant humans with whom I have ever worked,” Holstine said. “And, without fail, the students who arrive angry, sad, hurt and/or scared reveal their vulnerability, brilliance and beautiful selves when they feel safe and valued.”

Thank you to the near-record 167 candidates nominated for this year’s award — especially our 12 amazing finalists.

Congratulations, Kelly!

AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application Deadline May 15, 2018

submitted by ricomec@augsburg.edu

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

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

Eligibility:

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

Application deadline: May 15, 2018 at midnight.

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

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

Questions? Contact stem@augsburg.edu

5 “Four Days in May” Sessions Offered Through ZOOM

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

If you’re not able to be on campus for “Four Days in May,” we have another option for you. The E-Learning Team has set up ZOOM for the following events:

Library Research Tools: May 8th, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
Portfolio Workshop: May 9th, 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Experiential Education: May 11th, 9:00-10:15 a.m.
Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation: May 11th, 9:00-10:15 a.m.
Teaching Sustainability: May 11th, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Full descriptions as well as the ZOOM links can be found at http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/

Judge Somali Debate, Earn $, Make a Difference

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University which provides academic competitive debate programming to 750 middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. Spring is the Somali Debate Initiative season, and we need judges.

We are seeking members of the Somali community to judge our Somali Debate Initiative students. Judges watch rounds, determine the winner, and provide feedback so students may improve their communication skills. No experience? Don’t worry. We’ll train you.

Judges are paid $55 per tournament.

We will have Somali Debate tournaments on the following dates:

May 9th, 2018
3:30-7:00 p.m.
Augsburg University

May 23rd, 2018
3:30-7:00 p.m.
Augsburg University

Interested judges should inquire at udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu for more info, and sign up at the link below:

Volunteer With Us

Today: Writing Personal Statements for the Health Sciences

submitted by kipper@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, May 2
11 am
103 Hagfors Center

URGO is hosting a personal statement workshop for pre-health applicants with Naty Lopez, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Admissions and Diversity at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Lopez is a nurse and counselor by training. She completed her doctoral studies in health professions education at the University of Pennsylvania. Please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu with questions or to RSVP.

Final Day of the Tassel Challenge

submitted by bogen@augsburg.edu

Today is the final day to support the Tassel Challenge! This online giving event is an opportunity to celebrate all of Augsburg’s 2018 graduates, and help support future Auggies by donating to the Sesquicentennial Scholarship fund.

During Commencement on Saturday, we passed our goal or raising $10,000. We have currently raised over $12,000 for student scholarships! Thank you to everyone who has donated on behalf of a graduate. If you would like to donate, you have until midnight tonight. The link can be found below.

The Tassel Challenge is a great way to recognize your favorite graduating Auggie. If you choose to donate in honor of a student, we will make sure they know they were recognized, and send you and the student an Augsburg tassel keychain.

Remember, the Tassel Challenge closes at midnight tonight. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Bogen ‘09 at bogen@ausburg.edu.

Tassel Challenge Website

Writing Retreat – Only 3 Spots Left

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

RSVP Today!

URGO recording graduate school acceptances of students and alumni

submitted by tetzlafa@augsburg.edu

As the advising office for graduate school applications, each year URGO records the names of students and alumni who have been accepted into graduate school programs.

If you are a student who has been accepted or a faculty/staff member who knows of a student’s acceptance that you are able to share, please send that information to urgo@augsburg.edu.

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

submitted by tetzlafa@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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

TODAY—Staff Senate Open Lunch

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Get out of the office and join Staff Senate in the Commons for lunch and discussion. Take some time to engage with fellow staff in casual conversation.

Wednesday, May 2
12-1 p.m. | Christensen Center, Commons

You can use this opportunity to speak specifically with Staff Senate members or just enjoy new company for lunch. Bring your own lunch and we’ll see you in the Commons.

Judge for Somali Debate, Earn $

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University which provides academic competitive debate programming to 750 middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. Spring is the Somali Debate Initiative season, and we need judges!

We are seeking members of the Somali community to judge our Somali Debate Initiative students. Judges watch rounds, determine the winner, and provide feedback so students may improve their communication skills. No experience? Don’t worry. We’ll train you!

Judges are paid $55 per tournament.

We will have Somali Debate tournaments on the following dates:

May 9th, 2018
3:30-7:00 PM
Augsburg University

May 23rd, 2018
3:30-7:00 PM
Augsburg University

Interested judges should inquire at udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu for more info, and sign up at the link below:

Volunteer With Us

AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application Deadline May 15, 2018

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

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

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

Eligibility:

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

Application deadline: May 15, 2018 at midnight.

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

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

Questions? Contact stem@augsburg.edu

Yoga TODAY

submitted by lamberte@augsburg.edu

Good Morning. I will be teaching yoga at Augsburg this summer until June 27. Please join us TODAY from 12:15 pm- 1:00 pm in Si-Melby 128. This class will take place every Wednesday.
We will practice flowing breath to movement, staying in the present moment, and challenging our bodies through different poses during this 45 minute yoga practice. 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 e-mail me if you have any questions or suggestions at lamberte@augsburg.edu.

Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) workshop – May 10

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Staff and faculty are invited to the Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop,
Thursday, May 10, 8:30am – 1:00pm

This workshop will engage participants in reflecting on and exploring bias and the impact of bias in their work and teaching at Augsburg. The featured facilitator is Nehrwr Abdul-Wahid, One Ummah Consulting. Nehrwr will discuss bias and how it impacts and plays out among students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Staff and faculty panelists will share short stories about how they have worked to minimize bias in their interactions with students, course offerings, curricular content, policies, and programs. Participants will also receive an overview of recent bias incidents reports submitted by Augsburg students and will have time to discuss with colleagues in small groups, and continue the conversation over lunch.

8:30-9:00 am Check in and refreshments
9-12 noon Workshop, with planned break
12-1 pm Lunch and conversation

To RSVP, please go to this google form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfV1Olt1QGwsy4N4L4PgvzXBlDIG-zZBV-jYCepaD2dS2yXLA/viewform?usp=sf_link

You can also sign up for other FOUR DAYS IN MAY workshops, presented by Augsburg University Center for Teaching and Learning, May 8-11

Relational Skills for Bridging Divides workshop May 7 – register today

submitted by eschenba@augsburg.edu

May 7, 2018
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Marshall Room, Christensen Center, Augsburg University

In this climate of political polarization, people with differing perspectives and opinions struggle to engage in productive conversation. We tend to be quick to defend or demonize, deepening the divide that exists in the American people. Even when we want to reach out to those with different perspectives, we often don’t know how.

This workshop offers a sampling of two different strategies to engage more productively. The first hour will be devoted to learning some of the skills developed by Better Angels for listening and speaking in difficult conversations. In the second hour we’ll put those skills into practice with a deliberative dialogue on How to Prevent Mass Shootings in the United States.

As participants in this workshop you will be the first to be invited to a full-day seminar on these themes and practices which will be offered on November 3, 2018.

Please join us on May 7. Register by Friday, May 4.

Sabo Center events

All Hands Planning Summit: Tomorrow

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The All Hands Planning Summit is tomorrow from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in Si Melby gymnasium.

We will start with an update on the Augsburg 2019 strategic plan, then hear from a panel of faculty and staff colleagues about their experiences in making innovation happen at Augsburg. The second half of the morning will be dedicated a number of table-top conversation around Commission150—the process to develop our next strategic plan.

We are looking forward to hearing everyone’s ideas for the future of Augsburg.

Apply to be an AugSem Student Leader

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Apply to be an AugSem Student Leader. We are looking for students who want to be peer mentors for first-year students in their AugSem class. Student Leaders work closely with faculty and students to ensure first-year students have a smooth transition to college. Applications can be found on Inside Augsburg under On-Campus Student Jobs.

Business Faculty Present Data Literacy Workshop at Gartner Summit

submitted by schield@augsburg.edu

Business faculty Marc Isaacson and Milo Schield, gave a three-hour invited workshop on Data Literacy at an industry leading Data-Analytics conference in Dallas on Sunday, March 4. Their presentation focused on the assessment and development of data literacy amongst individuals and organizations. The conference was hosted by Gartner, “the world’s leading research and advisory company”, a member of the S&P 500 with 2016 revenues of $2.4 billion.

Apply to be an AugSem Student Leader

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Apply to be an AugSem Student Leader. We are looking for students who want to be peer mentors for first-year students in their AugSem class. Student Leaders work closely with faculty and students to ensure first-year students have a smooth transition to college. Applications can be found on Inside Augsburg under On-Campus Student Jobs.

Writing Retreat – Filling up fast

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

RSVP ASAP

Prof. Emeritus Bibus has newsletter article published

submitted by bibus@augsburg.edu

The current issue of the newsletter for the International Association of Social Work Boards, which includes all the licensing boards in the US, has published a two-page response to a discussion on race by Prof. Emeritus Tony Bibus from the Social Work Department. It is available online at https://www.aswb.org

https://www.aswb.org

Four Days in May Schedule

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

FOUR DAYS IN MAY
Presented by Augsburg University Center for Teaching and Learning

May 8-11 CTL is hosting a large variety of opportunities for both professional development and community building. Join us for a variety of engaging discussions and workshops.

Full event schedule and descriptions available:
http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/

Please check the room locations (all in Hagfors) closer to the event as some last-minute changes will be necessary.

Questions? Visit our website or contact us at ctl@augsbu

RSVP

2018 All Hands Planning Summit – Thursday

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The 2018 All Hands Planning Summit is this Thursday, May 3, 8:30-11:30 a.m. in Si Melby.

The agenda will include an update on the Augsburg 2019 strategic plan, a faculty and staff panel on making innovation happen at Augsburg, and dedicated time for everyone to engage in Commission150—the process to develop our next strategic plan.

Please join in the discussion — we need your thinking.

Add this event to your calendar

Staff Senate Open Lunch—Wed. May 2

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Get out of the office and join Staff Senate in the Commons for lunch and discussion. Take some time to engage with fellow staff in casual conversation.

Wednesday, May 2
12-1 p.m. | Christensen Center, Commons

You can use this opportunity to speak specifically with Staff Senate members or just enjoy new company for lunch. Bring your own lunch and we’ll see you in the Commons.

URGO recording graduate school acceptances of students and alumni

submitted by tetzlafa@augsburg.edu

As the advising office for graduate school applications, each year URGO records the names of students and alumni who have been accepted into graduate school programs.

If you are a student who has been accepted or a faculty/staff member who knows of a student’s acceptance that you are able to share, please send that information to urgo@augsburg.edu.

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

submitted by tetzlafa@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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

Register now at the URGO website:

Crossing I-94; Community Open House

submitted by peacock@augsburg.edu

Do you travel between Seward and the West Bank? How do you #GetOver94? Join Seward Redesign in imagining new crossings that reconnect these neighborhoods. Stop by the Community Open House today (May 1) any time between 3—7 p.m. in Room 100 of the Oren Gateway Center to learn about ideas for improving existing crossings and to share your feedback.

Open Position in Admissions: Data Processing Coordinator

submitted by michaem2@augsburg.edu

The Admissions department has an open position for a Data Processing Coordinator. This position is being posted internally only and can be accessed through Inside Augsburg under On-Campus Student Jobs. The posting will remain active for seven (7) calendar days.

http://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=97044

AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application Deadline May 15, 2018

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

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

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

Eligibility:

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

Application deadline: May 15, 2018 at midnight.

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

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

Questions? Contact stem@augsburg.edu

Jay Peterson moves to Academic Affairs to lead new office of grants and sponsored programs

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

I am pleased to announce that, on May 6, as part of a change designed to align and integrate grant activities at Augsburg, Jay Peterson, assistant director of corporate and foundation relations, will move to Academic Affairs. In a role that builds on the responsibilities he’s held in Institutional Advancement, Jay will manage and lead a new Office of Grant and Sponsored Programs, while retaining responsibility for corporate/foundation grants. He will report directly to the provost, serve on the Academic Affairs Leadership Team, and retain a dotted line relationship to Institutional Advancement. The full announcement of Jay’s new appointment is available for viewing: https://goo.gl/Zshxtb

Karen

Scholarly Writing Retreat – Only a Few Spots Left

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

RSVP Today

All Hands Planning Summit: Thursday, May 3

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Join the May 3 All Hands Planning Summit this Thursday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. in Si Melby.

This year’s agenda includes a short update on the Augsburg2019 strategic plan, a faculty and staff panel on making innovation happen at Augsburg, a dedicated time for Commission150, the process to develop our next strategic plan.

Add this event to your calendar

Honor 2018 Graduates: 3 Days Left for Tassel Challenge

submitted by bogen@augsburg.edu

There are 3 days remaining to donate to the Tassel Challenge. This online giving event is an opportunity to celebrate all of Augsburg’s 2018 graduates, and help support future Auggies by donating to the Sesquicentennial Scholarship fund.

As of Friday (when this A-Mail was submitted) we have raised $7,000 of our $10,000 goal. This is fantastic and a big thank you to everyone who donated. If you’ve yet to donate and would like to, remember, that every donation is matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor, up to the $10,000 goal.

The Tassel Challenge is a great way to recognize your favorite graduating Auggie. If you choose to donate in honor of a student, we will make sure they know they were recognized, and send you and the student an Augsburg tassel keychain.

The Tassel Challenge will run through May 2nd. If you have any questions please contact bogen@augsburg.edu.

Tassel Challenge Website

AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application Deadline May 15, 2018

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

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

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

Eligibility:

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

Application deadline: May 15, 2018 at midnight.

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

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

Questions? Contact stem@augsburg.edu

Apply to be an AugSem Student Leader

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

Apply to be an AugSem Student Leader. We are looking for students who want to be peer mentors for first-year students in their AugSem class. Student Leaders work closely with faculty and students to ensure first-year students have a smooth transition to college. Applications can be found on Inside Augsburg under On-Campus Student Jobs.

Four Days in May Schedule

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

FOUR DAYS IN MAY
Presented by Augsburg University Center for Teaching and Learning

May 8-11 CTL is hosting a large variety of opportunities for both professional development and community building. Join us for a variety of engaging discussions and workshops.

Full event schedule and descriptions available:
http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/

Please check the room locations (all in Hagfors) closer to the event as some last-minute changes will be necessary.

Questions? Visit our website or contact us at ctl@augsburg.edu

RSVP

MN Private College Job and Internship Fair – 276 employers

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

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

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

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake

Handshake

Campus Cupboard Hours

submitted by nguyenj@augsburg.edu

Hi everyone!

Campus Cupboard is open for all students. It’s located in the Foss Lobby (same building Hoversten Chapel is in). Come in to check out what grocery items we have stocked. Here are the hours for this week:

Monday- 10:30am-12:00pm and 3:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday- 9am-1:30pm
Wednesday- 9:30am-12:30 and 1:45pm-3pm
Thursday- 1pm-3pm
Friday- 9:30am-1:40pm and 2pm-3pm

Also, check out our Google Calendar. It will have the most current open hours for the Cupboard.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at nguyenj@augsburg.edu with questions or comments.

Would like to donate to the Cupboard? We’re accepting paper and plastic bags for students to use to carry food, canned food items such as soups, veggies, and fruits, dried pasta and rice, pasta sauce, seasoning, etc.

Have a great week.

Campus Cupboard Google Calendar

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!

Academic Planning Focused Conversations: Tomorrow & Wednesday

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Academic planning is the Focused Conversation topic this week. Provost Karen Kaivola will lead the sessions on Tuesday, February 13, at 2 p.m., and Wednesday, February 14, at 12:30 p.m. Both sessions are in Oren 100, and the Tuesday session will be available via livestream.

Go to the All Hands page (link below) or the Inside Augsburg calendar to add a session to your calendar.

All Hands page (login required)

Earn Service Hours and Eat Pizza With MNUDL

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteer With Us

Apply for 2018-19 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

Summer 2018 Job Opportunity

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Looking for a memorable job opportunity this summer? Consider applying to be an Augsburg University 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

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

TODAY: Summer Job Camp Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

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

To be eligible for the SUMMIT 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 February deadline.

In the SUMMIT program, Plant Science and Biology majors will be mentored by Ph.D. researchers who are working toward the understanding of the mechanism of meiotic recombination using modern genomic, molecular biology, and cytogenetic techniques. This multi-institutional collaborative group will be supporting undergraduate student research opportunities for the Summer at either the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities or Cornell University – Ithaca, NY. Each selected participant will receive a stipend of $5,000. Supplemental travel and housing funds are also available. Students should be available to complete research between June 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018.

The SUMMIT program application deadline is Monday, February 26th, 2018.
For more information and to apply, please see: http://summitprogram.cfans.umn.edu/

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.

Arctic Discussion Series: Feb 14 – Norway House

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Sven Sundgaard is a meteorologist at Kare 11 with a passion for climate and the environment. Sven has traveled the world extensively highlighting climate change and environmental issues. Join him as he discusses why the planet’s Arctic and Antarctic regions are particularly vulnerable to changes in the delicate climate balance. The Arctic is warming at more than twice the rate as the rest of the planet and this is already affecting the web of life there. Cosponsored by the Norwegian Consulate and Norway House.
Date: February 14, 2018
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Norway House (913 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404)
Cost: Free for Students

Norway House

Study Abroad Medical Field

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

Students interested in the Medical field (pre-med, nursing, PA) are invited to a summer experience unlike any other!

Apply for CGEE’s summer program: “Medical Spanish and Internship” to improve your Spanish language skills while also participating in a for-credit medical observership in beautiful Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Students will take SPA 206 “Spanish for Healthcare Professionals” while also completing INS or SPA 399, a medical internship in a healthcare facility. Cultural experiences and excursions included in this 6 ½ week summer program.

Programs dates are May 23 – July 8, 2018. Apply by April 1st.

More Information & to Apply

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

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

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

To be eligible for the MnDRIVE program, students must:

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

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

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

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

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

Faculty Grant Applications – Due Thursday

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

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

Have you witnessed outstanding teaching, research or service?

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the 2018 awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching (full-time and adjunct), scholarship, or service. For additional information regarding award criteria and to submit a confidential nomination, please visit the CTL Awards website. The deadline for nominations is February 20, 2018.

Sweetheart of a Sale

submitted by waggoner@augsburg.edu

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

Auggie Doggie Days – TODAY

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Students looking for a little four legged furry stress relief as you start your week? Stop by the Center for Wellness and Counseling office located on the first floor of the Anderson Res Hall from 10:30 – 11:30 am today (Monday 2/12) and every Monday to visit with our dog friends from Paws for Learning. Questions, call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Free wellness counseling for students

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Augsburg students are reminded that you can get up to ten FREE mental health counseling sessions with one of our on campus counselors. If you want to talk to someone confidentially about a variety of topics (depression, anxiety, grief, relationships, etc.) please call the CWC office located on the first floor of the Anderson Res Hall at 612-330-1707 to schedule an appointment or stop in the office between 8 – 4:00 pm. There is also an after hours services available by calling 612-330-1707 and pressing option 1 to be connected to a counselor by phone when the CWC office is closed. Check out our website for more info.

Center for Wellness & Counseling

Special Yoga Class Wednesday 2/14

submitted by lamberte@augsburg.edu

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

Next Wednesday, February 14th 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.

Study Abroad & Away Fair – Feb 16

submitted by yangss1@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

Get more details about the Study Abroad/Away Fair

Nobel Peace Prize Forum

submitted by mangana@augsburg.edu

The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum is fast-approaching! This year the Nobel Peace Prize Forum will be honoring the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, and their work creating peace during a tumultuous time in Tunisia’s history. World leaders, activists, civil rights leaders, and many others will be gathering at the Forum to promote peacemaking and create a dialogue among both the local Twin Cities community and the greater global community.
Students and staff can attend the Forum for free! The Forum is held at Augsburg from the 13th-16th of September. If you would like to attend the Nobel Peace Prize Forum you can register as a representative or a delegate at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum website: http://nobelpeaceprizeforum.org/
As a student, you can be more involved in the Nobel Peace Prize Forum by signing up to be a host for visiting students! Students from other colleges and universities will be visiting the Twin Cities for the Forum from the 14th-16th of September. If you live on campus and can offer space to sleep, you would be the perfect host!

Name Badges ready to order! Pre-order deadline August 11

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

New Augsburg University name badges are now ready to pre-order! You must place your order by 4 PM Friday, August 11 in order to receive it the last week in August. Badges ordered by August 11 will cost $5. If you miss this pre-order deadline, you can order anytime and your badge will cost $8 and be delivered the week following your order (in September or thereafter).

The order site is where it always has been: Inside Augsburg>A to Z Directory>Central Services>On Line ordering>Business Cards, Letterhead, Envelopes, Name Badges>Name Badges. Please complete your order all the way through checkout – don’t leave items in the cart; we all share the same cart!

Badges come in magnet and pin back styles. There are one-line, two-line, and three-line options, plus a special three-line option for those students and alumni who put their grad year on the badge (for example ’14). Don’t worry that on the proof your grad year seems too far to the right, it will print next to your name.

Please encourage your co-workers to order their badges by the pre-order deadline and order badges for your student workers. Please direct questions to the Copy Center at 612-330-1054.

Parking Permit Sale Dates 2017

submitted by grundhof@augsburg.edu

Upcoming Parking permit sales will be as follows:

Parking Registration/Sale Dates for Fall 2017:
Faculty/Staff surface lot permits on sale July 31st at 8:30 AM
Faculty/Staff Transit and Bicycle Combo packs on sale July 31st at 8:30 AM
Faculty/Staff underground lot permits on sale August 31st 8:30 AM
AFA/ Grad parking permits on sale August 28th at 8:30 AM
Senior Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 28th at 8:30 AM
Junior Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 29th at 8:30 AM
Sophomore Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 30th at 8:30 AM
First Year Commuter permits on sale September 1st at 8:30 AM

For questions, please email parking@augsburg.edu

Underground garage lot CLOSURES

submitted by grundhof@augsburg.edu

Underground Garage CLOSURES:

Luther Underground garage will be closed completely on Tuesday August 8th for routine maintenance.
You will need to remove your vehicle from this space and keep it out of the garage from midnight (12:00am) on Tuesday August 8th, until 11:00pm Tuesday August 8th.

OGC Underground garage will be closed completely on Thursday August 10th for routine maintenance.
You will need to remove your vehicle from this space and keep it out of the garage from midnight (12:00am) on Thursday August 10th, until 11:00pm Thursday August 10th.

We thank you for your cooperation. Please email publicsafety@augsburg.edu with questions.

Focused Conversations: TODAY & TOMORROW

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

University structure is the topic of the Focused Conversations, facilitated by Provost Karen Kaivola today and tomorrow. See below for details and to add a session to your calendar.

TODAY: 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

TOMORROW: 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

Morning Chapel: Prof. Matthew Maruggi

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Morning Chapel:
Join us in the chapel today at 11:30am to hear Prof. Matthew Maruggi, Department of Religion. Music: Chapel Brass. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Upcoming:
Wednesday 4/12: No Chapel
Thursday 4/13, 11:30 a.m.: Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion, Foot Washing, and Stripping of the Altar
Friday 4/14: No chapel – Augsburg closed for Good Friday

More info

Bike Commuter Breakfast

submitted by lgeorge@augsburg.edu

Join other cyclists for breakfast on April 19th at 8:30 am in the cafeteria.

As a way to build Augsburg’s bike commuter community and encourage others to bike to work instead of drive, let’s all have breakfast together. Join us if you regularly bike to work, have biked even once in the last year, or even are thinking about biking to work.

Hosted by Matt Fischer and Lee George

*Paying for breakfast is on your own.

If you have questions contact Lee at lgeorge@augsburg.edu.

Public presentations by Dean of Professional Studies candidates

submitted by kaivola@augsburg.edu

Please join us in welcoming to campus Jill Pinkney Pastrana, the second candidate for the Dean of Professional Studies position. Links to Jill’s CV and the feedback form (which will be available until Wednesday at 5pm) are included in my email from yesterday. Those who cannot attend the public presentation are welcome to sit in on the search committee’s meeting with Jill in the morning.

Candidate 2 – Tuesday, April 11
Jill Pinkney Pastrana, PhD
Public presentation: 1:30pm – Marshall Room
Meeting with search committee: 8:30am – LIN301
Online survey closes Wednesday 4/12 at 5pm

On Wednesday, we will welcome Monica Devers, our final candidate for this position. Links to her CV and feedback form are linked in my email message as well. Those who cannot attend the public presentation are welcome to sit in on the search committee’s meeting with Monica in the morning.

​Candidate 3 – Wednesday, April 12
Monica Devers, PhD
Public presentation: 1:15pm – OGC100
Meeting with search committee: 9:45am – LIN301
Online survey will be provided tomorrow and will close Thursday 4/13 at 5pm​

Thanks to all who were able to make time on Monday to meet Yan Searcy, our first candidate for the position Dean of Professional Studies. A link to Yan’s CV as well as the feedback survey, for your comments is linked in my email message. Please note this survey closes at the end of the day (5pm) today, 4/11.

Coming Up at Cedar Commons

submitted by freunds@augsburg.edu

“Discussing Disability”
Tuesday, April 11th 6-8pm

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 13th 6:30-8:30pm

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)

The Hagfors Center is Nearly Fully Enclosed

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

This week’s Hagfors Center construction overview includes updates on the following topics:

• Lobby exterior (including a photo)
• Green roof (including a photo)
• Community garden
• Window accent colors
• Skyway ramps
• Upper level lobby work
• Interior work
• Lab casework (including a photo)
• Elevators (including photos)
• Street closure beginning May 1

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of April 10, 2017.

Intramural Yoga 8-9PM

submitted by monsone@augsburg.edu

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, and friends.
Join Erik Monson for an hour of Vinyasa yoga and guided breathing meditations every Tuesday 8-9PM this semester in Si Melby 130 – mats and props provided.
Questions? Email monsone@augsburg.edu

Paideia Courses Summer 2017

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Looking for a summer class to take? Interested in improving your skills as a discussion participant and leader? The 28th annual Paideia Institute, July 24 – 28, 2017, will explore the question What makes a Citizen? This timely and timeless concept will be interrogated through seminar discussions on a variety of genres. Coaching activities will develop participants’ skill in facilitating democratic discussions in educational or professional settings.

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

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

Paideia Institute

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 staff, current students and alumni to assist with rehearsal as well as ushering and ticket taking at the ceremony for they strongly contribute to the success and smooth flow of the event. There is also the chance to see some of the ceremony with most ushering responsibilities.

Help is needed:
-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!

Food Service Hours

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-9pm, with the Late Night Menu starting at 7pm.

Nabo is open from 7:30am-8pm, with Hot Food starting at 10am

The Commons is open from 7:30am-7pm
Breakfast 7:30-9:45am
Continental Breakfast 9:45-11am
Lunch 11am-1:30pm
Light Lunch 1:30-4:30pm
Dinner 4:30-7pm

Nabo and Einsteins will be closed from Friday 4/14- Sunday 4/16.

On Friday April 14th The Commons will only be open from 11am-1pm for Brunch, and 5-7pm for Dinner. On Saturday and Sunday The Commons will have normal Brunch and Dinner hours, 11:30am-1pm, and 5-7pm.

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 21st. Yard games would be greatly appreciated, but any donations would be great!

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.

Law student seeks furnished room near mass transit

submitted by weisss@augsburg.edu

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

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.

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Asst. Provost of Global Education and Experience-Finalist Presentations

submitted by ally@augsburg.edu

Please join the campus community to meet the 3 finalists for the position of Assistant Provost of Global Education and Experience. Finalist presentations will describe their vision for global education at Augsburg University and how their leadership style will serve as a catalyst for realizing this vision. Each presentation will be followed by QA.

• Monday, 4/17 2:45-3:30, OGC 100 | Karen Rodriguez
• Tuesday, 4/18 2:45-3:30, OGC 100 | Heidi Soneson
• Wednesday, 4/19 2:45-3:30, Lindell 301 | Patrick Mulvihill

Surveys to gather campus community feedback will be available after each presentation

CV Links:
Karen Rodriguez: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-NMQlb0pRHoSExPb2t0dDlVQzg

Heidi Soneson: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-NMQlb0pRHoOXFwUC1BcjR3cTg

Patrick Mulvihill: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-NMQlb0pRHoMWdaM1dLLWZuRVE

Study Abroad/Away is hiring student workers

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Study Abroad/Away is hiring.

Calling all study abroad returnees and international students. The Center for Global Education & Experience is hiring a new Peer Advisor to start this summer.

This is a key office support position supporting students who want to study abroad or study away in the US. Responsibilities in this position include: Peer Advising, library upkeep, office management, Event Promotion, Maintenance of online application system, and study abroad/away promotion through peer-to-peer outreach, class visits, tabling, and social media.

We can offer 15-35 hours per week this summer (depending on your schedule/needs) and/or starting in August. During the semesters, we offer 10 hours per week.

Watch for the job posting on the HR website soon, or contact abroad@augsburg.edu to express interest in applying.

Study Abroad Next Year

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Now is the time to start planning ahead for study abroad. Short-term study abroad/away programs are a perfect way to have a global experience while maintaining your busy life. Check out the new opportunities for Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer 2018 options.

Study in England, New York, Mexico, Thailand and Laos, Denmark and Iceland, Palestine and Israel, Greece, Puerto Rico, and China!

Get the details on study abroad next year

Augsburg staff, we need homework help

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Homework Help at Trinity Lutheran-down the block-needs extra help after our students leave for the semester and before the school year ends from 3:30pm-6:00pm, Monday-Friday at Trinity Congregation (2 blocks from campus0 2001 Riverside Avenue. You will be paired with a neighborhood youth for an hour or 2 (whatever fits your schedule) to work with them on their homework. You can use your community service hours!
Please contact Mary Laurel True, if you are interested in this opportunity, truem@augsburg.edu. Thanks!

End of the Term Deadlines? Find the Writing Lab

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

The end of the term is near! Papers, reports, applications, resumes — whatever you are writing, please remember that the Augsburg College Writing Lab is open and the writing tutors are ready to help. Find the Writing Lab in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. Tutors will work with any Augsburg student with any writing assignment during these hours:

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

Note: Because the library will close at 6 on Thursday, April 13, there will be no evening hours on that day. The library and WL will also be closed on Friday, Sat., and Sunday. Regular WL hours resume on Monday, April 17.