Looking for artists

submitted by corbin@augsburg.edu

Do you like to paint? Draw? Do you write spoken word? We are looking for you! On April 22 at 7:30pm the Augsburg Orchestra has a concert at the end of ADSG Environmental Action Committee’s event “Environmental Synergy.” We are calling all spoken and visual artists to contribute to the performance with a dance, poem, painting, drawing, etc. Want to know more? Contact Grace Corbin at corbin@augsburg.edu.

2017 Zyzzogeton Research Symposium

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Hosted by URGO, McNair, and STEM Programs


About Zyzzogeton
Augsburg College celebrates the creativity and scholarship of undergraduate students with its annual Zyzzogeton festival. The festival falls at the end of each academic year and is a culmination of achievement featuring work across departments. Over 80 students participate each year, showcasing their research. A “zyzzogeton” is a green leaf-hopper as well as the last word in the Webster Collegiate Dictionary, which is a fitting symbol to mark the end of the academic year. The public is welcome, so please come join us for this exciting event!

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

Kao Kalia Yang “We Are H.O.P.E.” Speaker Event

submitted by vangmm3@augsburg.edu

Hmong Women Together, Augsburg Asian Student Association, Pan-Asian Student Services, and Augsburg’s Diversity and Inclusion are so excited to host Kao Kalia Yang at Augsburg College. Yang is the author of The Latehomecomer, and newly published The Song Poet. Yang is also the honorary guest speaker for the 25th anniversary of the Augsburg Pan-Asian Student Services.
We invite you all to join us in the East Commons on April 13th at 7:30pm.

7:30-8:30: Kao Kalia Yang – Speaking on H.O.P.E theme and book reading
8:30-9pm: Q & A, book signing


Interested in being a CTL Faculty Fellow?

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is looking for faculty members interested in serving as CTL Fellows. CTL Faculty Fellows assist the CTL Director in designing and organizing programs with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning at Augsburg. Nominations, both self and of your peers, should be sent to ctl@augsburg.edu by April 20th.

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.

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.

Farewell Open House for Brenda Hemmingsen

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

Please join the Admissions Office in a Farewell Open House for Brenda Hemmingsen, who will be leaving our office after almost 20 years here at Augsburg College. Brenda not only has been a huge asset to our office and campus community, but has been “Mama B” to hundreds of students throughout the years. We are forever indebted to her for her service and commitment to this institution and more importantly, to the her love of the students, past and present.

The open house will be Wednesday, April 5 from 2-3:30pm in the Admissions Suite (lower level Christensen Center). Join us for cake and coffee and celebration as we wish her farewell!

Citizen Politics Beyond the Manichean Mindset – Tuesday, April 4

submitted by mattingl@augsburg.edu

A Civic Studies Symposium
Tuesday, April 4, 4-5:30 p.m. East Commons, Christensen Center
* Today’s idea of politics refers to what politicians, parties, and party members do. It is based on a Manichean model that sees politics as war-like, reducing others to stereotypes.
* The Manichean model is widespread, built into today’s politics and civic action. It grows from an identifiable formula which pits the forces of “good” against the forces of “evil.”
* It is increasingly dysfunctional for those committed to an inclusive, equal, and just society.
This symposium looks at the nonviolent alternative to demonizing politics. It includes small group discussion about problems we share, differences among us, and what we can do.
It addresses several questions:
* How can we combine relational power and public love?
* How can we develop the skills to meet injustice with discipline and dignity, not demonization?
* How can we bridge today’s ideological divides, engaging others in their full complexity?
Welcome and opening comments: Harry Boyte, senior scholar, Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Augsburg College; Convener, Augsburg Civic Studies Initiative
Joaquin Munoz, assistant professor, Department of Education, Augsburg College
Michael Grewe, director, LGBTQIA Student Services, assistant director, Campus Activities and Orientation, Augsburg College
Dee Anand, UMN Student, Citizen Student Movement
Zach Maron, UMN Student (former Augsburg Student), Beyond Polarization Student Group
Moderator Christy Mattingly, Academic Liaison for Computing, Augsburg College
Small group discussions on problems we share, differences among us, and what we can do in Augsburg and beyond.
A Civics Studies Symposium sponsored by:
• Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship
• Center for Teaching and Learning
• Education Department
*Citizen here is not legal status, but contributor community.

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Congratulations to the Augsburg Leadership Award Winners

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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016-2017 Augsburg Leadership Awards:

Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award: Chung Lip
Student Leader of the Year: Marquell Moorer
Dean of Students Award: Grace Corbin, Kitana Holland, Malick Ceesay, Preenon Huq
Emerging Leader of the Year: Anne Liners
Civic Engagement Award: Karl Hahn
Peer Education Award: Bashiru Kormah
Social Justice Award: Sammy Coy

Outstanding First-Year Student of the Year: Mayli Camposeco
Outstanding Sophomore Student of the Year: Brandon Williams, Chad Berryman, Destyn Land
Outstanding Junior Student of the Year: Abe Johnson, Erika Idrovo-Cuesta, Francesca Chiari
Outstanding Senior Student of the Year: Amy Xiong, Karen Thao, Rachel Frantz, Winnie Godi

Student Organization of the Year: Augsburg’s Sexual Misconduct-Awareness Raising Team
New Student Organization of the Year: Queer Indigenous and People of Color
Auggie Spirit Award (TIE): Augsburg Student Activities Council, International Student Organization
Civic Engagement Award: Augsburg Asian Student Association
Innovations in Programming Award: Pan-Afrikan Student Union
Social Justice Award: Hmong Women Together

Help Inspire Hagfors Center Artists!

submitted by walsh@augsburg.edu

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

Click here for online form

CORRECTION: Environmental Action Plan forum, tomorrow at 2pm

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

(NOTE: This event is at 2pm on Tuesday, April 4! Previous posts said 3pm.)

Remember the famous Green by 2019 Climate Action Plan? It hasn’t been forgotten, but it has been reimagined as the UC Environmental Stewardship Committee’s new Environmental Action Plan! We have new goals, strategies, and initiatives for operations, curriculum, and campus culture, and we need your help in turning this reimagining into action. What’s in the Environmental Action Plan? How does your life here at Augsburg intersect with these commitments? Where do you see opportunities and challenges? Explore these questions with the ESC and find out if the rumors about composting, curriculum development, and bottled water are true! (Hint: they probably are).

TOMORROW – Tuesday, April 4, 2-3p.m.
Marshall Room
Hosted by Staff Senate

Celebrate your scholarship in our annual Faculty Scholarship Display

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

Wouldn’t it be great to share your scholarship this year with your colleagues? Help us celebrate your scholarship this year in our annual Faculty Scholarship Display on Thursday, April 27 from 11:45am to 12:30pm in the Foss Atrium.

Faculty interested in displaying their scholarship should RSVP in advance of the event (and no later than April 20th) in the link below. Questions may directed to Bibiana Koh (koh@augsburg.edu) or Nishesh Chalise (chalise@augsburg.edu). All participating faculty should arrive by 11:15 am to set up.

Save the Date: Medicare Info Session on April 18

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

SMART Second Annual Clothing Drive

submitted by attiyehr@augsburg.edu

Hey SMARTIES! For the last few weeks of the semester, Augsburg’s SMART (Sexual Misconduct Awareness-Raising Team) will be hosting our second annual clothing drive!

This is a wonderful opportunity to offer support to the Twin Cities community. Just bringing in a pair of shoes you forgot about and never wore, or a warm jacket that got stuffed to the back of the closet could make a difference to those in need.

Find boxes at the Christensen Center Welcome Desk, the Enrollment Center Lobby, the Foss Atrium (outside the Campus Ministry offices), the Oren Gateway Center Welcome Desk, and the Si Melby Lobby (outside the Athletics offices) to donate your new or gently used clothing meant for teens and young adults. We will be collecting these donations and taking them to The Bridge for Youth.

If you want to get more involved, visit The Bridge For Youth website for volunteer opportunities.

Register for Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

submitted by kipper@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

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

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

How to register: http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo

“Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?”

submitted by liljaj@augsburg.edu

On Sunday, Alan Tuchtenhagen, Director of Augsburg’s Master of Arts in Leadership presented a half-day workshop at the 103rd National AACRAO Conference being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center this week. The topic of his session was “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Navigating the Politics of Higher Education.”

Tuition Benefit Application Deadline is May 1

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

submitted by burkhalb@augsburg.edu

Passing Strange
Book and Lyrics by STEW

Music by STEW and Heidi Rodewald

Lead Collaborators
Jamil Jude
Sonja Thompson
Kelli Foster Warder

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

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

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

Reserve Tickets Now!

2016-2017 Productions


Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

Estate Sale April 7 & 8

submitted by waggoner@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Associates will be holding an ESTATE SALE on Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8. Hours are Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Address is 327 Allen Avenue, Little Canada.

Some items on this very clean sale are:
Holiday collectibles, curio cabinet, silver-plated serving pieces and silverware, china, spun glass figurines. Furniture, lamps, linens, framed art, French simulated fur coat, kitchen items, clothing. Rubbermaid cabinets (5’ x 3’)

Personal Document Destruction Event Thursday, April 6

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to bring their personal confidential documents to a FREE Shred Event sponsored by Augsburg Facilities Management. Bring your materials (two boxes or bags maximum please) to the Shred Right truck parked between Sverdrup and Lindell Library on Thursday, April 6 between 8:30-9:30 a.m. You must present your documents at this time. We cannot offer early pick-up and storage of your personal documents. If you are not available at this time, it is your choice if you wish to entrust one of your coworkers to bring the documents to the truck for you. An Augsburg ID will be required, as we unfortunately cannot make this a community event.

Spiritual & Emotional Wellness: An Islamic Perspective

submitted by oliverc@augsburg.edu

Join us for Halal appetizers as we meet for a second year with psychotherapist and Imam Dr. Hamdy El-Sawaf, to discuss some Islamic perspectives on spiritual and emotional health and wellness.
Dr. Hamdy will also perform a short blessing.

Tuesday, April 4, from 5-7 PM
Center for Wellness and Counseling, First Floor of Anderson Residence Hall

Cosponsored by the Center for Wellness and Counseling, the Muslim Student Association, and Campus Ministry

Morning Chapel: Mindful Monday

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in the chapel today at 10:40 am for Mindful Monday with Jermaine Nelson – Stress Management for All. Jermaine is a local yoga instructor and health and fitness specialist. In Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.

• Tuesday 4/4, 11:30am: Seasons of Lent Series with Martha Stortz, Professor of Religion and Vocation. Music: Jordan Grzybowski, tenor.
• Wednesday 4/5, 10:40 am: No Chapel – Horbal Convocation
• Thursday 4/6, 11:30am: Senior Chapel with Erica Bryer ’17
• Friday 4/7, 10:40am:  Destination Augsburg, Musical Selections from the cast and musicians of Passing Strange

More Info

Interfaith at Cedar Commons: Celebrating Passover

submitted by freunds@augsburg.edu

This week we are celebrating the Passover, the Jewish festival of Freedom. Passover commemorates the Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt and the story serves as a powerful metaphor for many kinds of liberation, with lots for all of us to reflect on.

Our speakers will be two guests from the JCRC. We will not have a full meal but we will have some Passover foods to enjoy!

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 at Cedar Commons organizer team and the Augsburg Interfaith Scholars.

Cedar Commons [2001 Riverside Ave. S, Minneapolis MN]

Lobby curtainwall window fritting is first art installation in the Hagfors Center

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The glass fritting currently being installed on the 3-story lobby curtainwall is the first of the more than two dozen sponsored art projects in the Hagfors Center. This week’s construction summary includes two photos of the glass fritting.

The update also includes a photo of the south side of the building — showing progress on the lobby curtainwall and on the hand-laid brick exterior of the flexible classroom — and a rooftop view of the chapel cupola. Also included in the summary are the following:

[1] Info about the glass fritting on the lobby curtainwall
[2] Rooftop greenhouse (including photo)
[3] Skyway painting
[4] Mechanical area
[5] Freight elevator
[6] Hand-laid brick
[7] Demobilization of the tower crane

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of March 20, 2017.

Study Abroad Fall 2017 – Deadline Extended

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The application deadline for fall 2017 CGEE Mexico, CGEE Central America, and CGEE Southern Africa programs has been extended to April 1. Spend fall semester at one of these dynamic Augsburg international programs!

Auggies participating on these programs automatically receive a $1500 tuition discount, and students going on the Central America program will have free airfare.

The CGEE Global Study Center programs offer courses to keep you on track to graduate, as well as internship opportunities in Mexico or Southern Africa.

The study abroad office is always here to help—stop by our office in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Learn more and start an application today at augsburg.edu/global

Day At the Capitol

submitted by lgeorge@augsburg.edu

Augsburg students are invited annually to participate in the Minnesota Private College Council Day at the Capitol taking place this year on Thursday, April 6.

Each year students head to the Capitol to advocate for these funds for themselves and also future students. Please join fellow students for Augsburg’s Day at the Capitol April 6. Participating in this day is a great want to learn about advocacy and make a real difference for students who depend on the state grant each year.

What do you need to know:

Register on MPCC’s website
Attend the information session on Wednesday, March 22 at 6 p.m. during the Student Government meeting. This session will only take 20 minutes
We will all travel to the Capitol together on Thursday, April 6.
You will get a light rail pass for the day
MPCC will provide lunch for you while you are at the Captiol
You will have a chance to hear from legislators who are Augsburg alum
You will meet with legislators who represent you
MPCC will provide you with all the information and materials you need to do this

Check in is at 7:45 a.m. in the Oren Gateway Center Atrium on April 6 and the group will return by 3 p.m.

For questions, please contact Lee George, Foundation & Government Relations, at LGeorge@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1629.

For more information and to register

Cedar Midnimo show-Free with Augsburg I.D.

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

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

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

Dental Hygiene Item Drive

submitted by claytont@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

AASA’s 3rd Annual Pan-Asian Week

submitted by vangmm3@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Asian Student Association (AASA) is hosting their Pan-Asian Week (PAW). Various events are hosted this week to celebrate Pan-Asian cultures & raise awareness on issues that are relevant in the Asian community. All events are free & open to the public.

Event: Mental Health & Healing in the Asian Community
Location: Center for Wellness and Counseling
Time: 5-7 p.m., doors open at 4:45 p.m.
Bio: Pahoua Yang, VP of Community Mental Health and Wellness at the Wilder Fdn. will be speaking about mental health in the Asian community. Discussion points are stigma on mental health, cross-cultural dialogue on mental health, & maintaining mental health.

Event: Spoken Word Workshop: Self Expression, Identity, and Social Justice
Location: Old Main 105
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.
Bio: Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre will lead a workshop focusing on intersections of spoken word, identity, & social justice. Guante is an MC, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist and educator based in Minneapolis, MN. His work explores the relationships between identity, power, and resistance.

The Song Poet Book Club Discussion
Location: Marshall Room
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Event: Asians in the Media
Location: Student Lounge
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Bio: We will break down the dichotomy of how Asians are represented in mainstream media. We will discuss Hollywood’s Yellowfaces and Asian stereotypes propagated through the media.

The Song Poet Book Club Discussion
Location: Marshall Room
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.

Event: Asian Celebration Show
Location: Hoversten Chapel
Time: 6-8:30 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Bio: There will be many talented performances, ranging from singing, dancing, modeling, & more to celebrate Asian arts.

PAW Events

Business Office/Purchasing/Budget 101 Training

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

All Budget Managers and any administrative employees involved in budget, purchasing, invoices, etc. are invited to one of two identical education sessions in Lindell 301:
Tuesday, March 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 22, 2-3 p.m.

A session will be recorded for later viewing for those unable to attend.

We’ll cover budget concept and process, reports, accounts payable, purchasing with a P-Card, accounting tickets, and purchase orders/purchase requisitions. We look forward to seeing you, answering your questions, and introducing you to the two newest employees in the Finance & Administration division.

Contribute to Hagfors Center Art

submitted by walsh@augsburg.edu

Artists are looking for additional inspiration for their work in the new Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion. Designs for 3 art installations will be on display on the first floor of Old Main until Wednesday. We are asking students for help choosing text passages for each piece. Selections can be from any literary work or religious text from any faith tradition. Drop a submission in the box or

Fill out this online form today

Vocation Lunch with Bill Green March 30

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

You are invited to attend this year’s Christensen Vocation Lunch with Bill Green on Thursday, March 30 from 12 to 1:15 p.m.

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

Learn More at:

Register by visiting:

Note: Spaces are limited so you must register in order to attend this event. Also note: upon completion of your registration, please be sure you receive a confirmation email before you add the event to your calendar.

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

More about our speaker: Bill Green
Bill Green began working at Augsburg in 1991 as a Professor of History. Over the years, he has held several different teaching positions, including working as both an Adjunct Associate Professor of History at St. John’s University and as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Leadership, Policy, and Organization at Vanderbilt University. From 2006-2010, he served as the Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools. Since 2013, he has been back at Augsburg serving as a Professor of History. He regularly teaches Minnesota History, American Legal History, History of Civil Rights, History of African American Religion, 19th Century U.S. History, and History of African American Education.

We hope you can join us on Thursday, March 30 at 12:00-1:15 p.m. to hear more of Bill Green’s vocation story.

Spring Blood Drive Next Week 3/29

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Auggie students, faculty and staff please help save lives by donating blood on Wednesday, March 29 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the East Commons in Christensen Center.

You can sign up online at mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 0027. The Center for Wellness and Counseling welcomes Memorial Blood Center to our campus two times a year. We have always had great results and are hoping for the same this spring.

If you prefer to schedule the appointment through the CWW office, please call 612-330-1707 and we can see what openings are available.

Thank you for helping save lives by donating a pint of blood on Wednesday, March 29.

PA Information Session

submitted by frew@augsburg.edu

At this information session hosted by URGO, hear from a representative of the Augsburg PA program, alumni who are currently PA students, and alumni who are practicing PAs. Learn how to become a competitive applicant, what necessary prerequisites are, what the application entails and how to approach your personal statement. Contact Catherina Kipper (kipper@augsburg.edu) with questions.

Wednesday, March 22
6-7:30 p.m.
OGC 100

Need Help Finishing Writing Tasks? Find the WL!

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

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.

Scholarly Writing Retreat

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Scholarly Writing Retreat
May 21-23, 2017
Dunrovin Retreat Center

Faculty, 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.

The retreat will take place Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. through Tuesday, May 23 at 1 p.m. (after lunch). Please e-mail ctl@augsburg.edu to reserve your space.

Speaking of Sabbaticals with Sociology Professor Lars Christiansen on April 3

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff are invited to this upcoming installment in the “Speaking of Sabbaticals” series. Sociology professor Lars Christiansen will present findings from his resent sabbatical research (and beyond), focusing on the relationship between theories of embodiment and urban design and planning. His talk will include comparisons of several U.S. cities and focus on transportation policy and practices. The title of his presentation is “Bodies in Motion: What the Embodiment Revolution Means for How We Get Around.”

Speaking of Sabbaticals with Lars Christiansen
Monday, April 3
12:30-1:30 p.m., Lindell 301

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

A limited number of seats are available. Please click here to RSVP!

“Immigration, Migration and More” – RSVP Now for Sabbatical Reflection Lunch with Jeanine Gregoire

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff, RSVP now to reserve a spot at this Friday’s “Speaking of Sabbaticals” luncheon with Education Professor Jeanine Gregoire. The title of her talk is “Immigration, Migration and More: A yearlong journey to develop an Education semester abroad program in Mexico.”

This presentation highlights Minnesota-Mexico cultural, educational, economic and environmental connections and the rationale and framework behind the Education department semester abroad program. Dr. Gregoire will talk about how a spring break service learning trip to Cuernavaca in 2003 led to her sabbatical where she had the opportunity to explore and develop a new study abroad program with CGE-Cuernavaca, Mexico faculty and staff.

Speaking of Sabbaticals with Jeanine Gregoire
Friday, March 24
11:30-12:30 p.m., Marshall Room

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Center for Global Education and Experience.

All faculty and staff are welcome. Please click here to RSVP!

Faculty Panel: Integrating Teaching, Scholarship, and Service on March 22

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to attend this faculty panel and discussion about the three pillars of the professoriate and how they can be mutually reinforcing activities. The panel will feature Emily Schilling, Biology, Ginny McCarthy, Nursing, Sarah Myers, Theater, and Bibiana Koh, Social Work.

Wednesday, March 22 (Tomorrow)
2-3 p.m., OGC 100

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Morning Chapel: Concert Band

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. for worship with the Augsburg Concert Band, conducted by Erika Svanoe.

Upcoming chapel services:

Wednesday, March 22, 10:40 a.m.: Prof. Hans Wiersma,Religion, preaching. Prof. Bill Capman, music.
Thursday, March 23, 11:30 a.m.: Kaylie Johnson ’17 Senior Chapel
Friday, March 24, 10:40 a.m.: Pastor Jane Buckley-Farlee, Trinity Lutheran Congregation. Neil OMara, instrumental solo.

More info

Marina Christensen-Justice nominations

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Please nominate one Augsburg Senior for this award described below. Only a brief description of why you are nominating the person is necessary.

Marina Christensen Justice Award

The recipient of the Marina Christensen-Justice Award is given to one graduating senior each year at Commencement who has demonstrated a dedication to the community beyond the Augsburg College campus, working in solidarity with marginalized people, as characterized by the personal and professional life of Marina Christensen-Justice.
Please send nominations to Mary Laurel True, truem@augsburg.edu by Friday, March 25 by 4:30 p.m. Thank you!

New Executive Chef

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

Chef Andrew is the new Executive Chef for A’viands at Augsburg. He has been cooking for 25 years, some of the places he has worked are French Meadow, Duplex, and Psycho Suzies. Andrew is very excited to update our menus with some of his own personal style. He is especially passionate about finely crafted vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Please welcome him and feel free to give him feedback at augsburgchef@aviands.com

Summer & Fall Study Abroad Application Deadline – March 15

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

If you have started an application to a summer 2017, or fall 2017 study abroad/study away program, the deadline is coming up on March 15.

If you have questions about your application, contact the study abroad office as soon as possible. Stop by our office in the lower level of Christensen Center, or send us an email: abroad@augsburg.edu

Don’t let the application deadline pass you by.

9th Traditional Powwow

submitted by garciay@augsburg.edu

Augsburg College’s 9th Traditional Powwow will be held on Saturday, March 25, on campus in the Si Melby Gymnasium. Grand Entries (beginning of a dancing session) will be at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., however dancing/ceremony will be all day until roughly 9 p.m. You are free to come and go throughout the day as you wish. Honoring for our Augsburg American Indian Graduates will be at 3 p.m.

You are welcome to come, bring your family and friends, purchase some craft items from our vendors, come support our American Indian students here at Augsburg by showing up and learning about our rich culture and traditions at our hosted Powwow on campus. Augsburg is one of the only colleges in the metro area to host a Powwow and the only private college.

NO ADMISSION COSTS – FREE! Find us on Facebook and invite your friends.

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

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
12-2:30 p.m.
2:30-5 p.m.
5-7:30 p.m.
7:30-10 p.m. (includes clean-up)

Pilamiya’ ye/Miigwech/Thank you!

Moodle Maintenance on Wednesday March 15th

submitted by rowdon@augsburg.edu

Moodle system maintenance is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. CT.

A brief service interruption (where Moodle 2016-2017 will be unavailable) is expected during this time. It is recommended to plan your activity in Moodle outside of this window of time if at all possible.

Contact your IT support staff if you have any concerns about this maintenance time frame.

Spring Break at the Augsburg Bookstore

submitted by hendricb@augsburg.edu

Our Spring Break hours at the Augsburg College Bookstore are a little different this week. Spring Break business hours this week are as follows:
Monday, March 13th, – Thursday, March 16th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Friday, March 17th, CLOSED for Inventory.

** We will resume regular business hours on Monday, March 20th. Thank you and have a wonderful Spring Break!

Hagfors Center construction continues during spring break

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

It’s spring break at Augsburg, but construction on the Hagfors Center is still underway. This week’s construction summary includes a photo of the south side of the building, showing progress on the lobby curtainwall and on the hand-laid brick exterior of the flexible classroom. Also included are brief updates on the following:

[1] Skyway painting and street closure
[2] Lobby curtainwall
[3] Rooftop mechanical area (including photo)
[4] Greenhouse (including photo)
[5] Brick wall on the flexible classroom

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of March 13

Campus Kitchen Volunteers Needed!

submitted by barre@augsburg.edu

Hello, Campus Kitchen is based in the SABO Center for Democracy and Citizenship. We have meal shifts Monday through Friday, through which we serve meals using recovered food that would have otherwise gone to waste! Our shift-leaders work hard to make food available to people in the surrounding community who may be experiencing food insecurity. Currently, we have a lack of service-learners and volunteers signed up to help make this important work happen. Anyone is able to help, regardless of whether you are student, staff or faculty. Please visit our website to learn more about our program, and follow the link on the top right corner to sign up for a volunteer shift. You can sign up once, or for many shifts, once you find out how much fun we have bringing food and having conversations with our lovely neighbors. Thank you so much! http://www.augsburg.edu/campuskitchen/


9th Traditional Powwow

submitted by harrisjj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg College’s 9th Traditional Powwow will be held on Saturday, March 25, on campus in the Si Melby Gymnasium. Grand Entries (beginning of a dancing session) will be at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., however dancing/ceremony will be all day until roughly 9 p.m. You are free to come and go throughout the day as you wish. Honoring for our Augsburg American Indian Graduates will be at 3 p.m.

You are welcome to come, bring your family and friends, purchase some craft items from our vendors, come support our American Indian students here at Augsburg by showing up and learning about our rich culture and traditions at our hosted Powwow on campus. Augsburg is one of the only colleges in the metro area to host a Powwow and the only private college!

NO ADMISSION COSTS – FREE! Find us on Facebook and invite your friends.

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

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
12-2:30 p.m.
2:30-5 p.m.
5-7:30 p.m.
7:30-10 p.m. (includes clean-up)

Pilamiya’ ye/Miigwech/Thank you!

Summer & Fall Study Abroad Application Deadline – March 15

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

If you have started an application to a summer 2017, or fall 2017 study abroad/study away program, the deadline is coming up on March 15.

If you have questions about your application, contact the study abroad office as soon as possible. Stop by our office in the lower level of Christensen Center, or send us an email: abroad@augsburg.edu

Don’t let the application deadline pass you by.

Residence Life Awards 2017: Nominations Open

submitted by smaller@augsburg.edu

The Department of Residence Life is excited to introduce out Residence Life Awards. These awards were created to honor the hard work and dedication of our staff to the Augsburg community through their involvement within Residence Life. Please take some time and nominate individuals whom you think embodies the awards described below. The recipients will be honored on Sunday, April 9 in the Oren Gateway Lobby.

The Department of Residence Life will be giving out the following awards:

The Illumination Awards
Pickens-Opoku Social Justice Leadership Award
Resident Advisor of the Year
Lead Staff Member of the Year
Outstanding Program of the Year
Cyndy Rowe Dean’s Award

* Nominations for the Department of Residence Life Awards will be accepted from February 20–March 20.
* Nominators can submit more than one nomination for an award.
* Any Augsburg Student or Professional Staff Member can make nominations.

You can find more information by visiting: augsburg.edu/reslife/residence-life-awards-2017


Salmeri named Augsburg’s Executive Director for Recovery Advancement

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

The College appointed Patrice Salmeri to the donor-endowed position as Executive Director for Recovery Advancement to bring to fruition the strategic priorities of the StepUP Advisory Board and College. In her new role, effective June 2017, Salmeri will work to:

  • Reduce stigma associated with substance use disorder recovery by advising on and shaping policy issues.
  • Advise the Augsburg College president on issues and resources related to support for student recovery.
  • Support and inspire other colleges and universities across the nation to provide recovery programs modeled after Augsburg’s successful StepUP Program.
  • Develop and pilot programs for students who have graduated from or left the StepUP Program but still have coursework to complete.
  • Work with StepUP Program alumni and connect soon-to-graduate students with program alumni.

A search is underway to fill the position of Director of StepUP, previously held by Salmeri.

About Patrice Salmeri: The StepUP Program director since 2002, Salmeri has led StepUP Program growth from 30 students per year to over 100. Salmeri is recognized nationally as a leader and champion of recovery, is an expert on residential collegiate recovery, and is a sought-out national speaker on substance use disorder issues related to young people.

Paideia Faculty & Staff Development Summer Events

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

“Real answers need to be found in dialogue and interaction and, yes, our shared human condition.” —Malcolm Boyd

In today’s challenging political climate, the skills of civil, civic- minded, and evidence-based democratic deliberation are a necessity. Paideia (pie-day-a) is a pedagogy that encourages inquiry-based, democratic discussions around a common text. It can be used with all ages and in all subject areas. The Augsburg College Paideia Program has offered training to the Augsburg community and teachers across the United States for the past twenty-eight years. We invite you to join us this summer.

PAIDEIA INSTITUTE: 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 assist participants in facilitating seminars within their own curriculum. augsburg.edu/paideia/institute

FEES: Registration for the Summer Institute is $600. We are pleased to offer two $500 scholarships: the Marie McNeff Scholarship for Augsburg faculty and the Rita Kaplan Scholarship for staff. Faculty are also encouraged to apply to the Center for Teaching and Learning Professional Travel Fund. Staff should speak with their supervisors about equivalent financial support from the College.

PAIDEIA INVITATIONAL: Don’t have five days available for the full Paideia Institute? Attend our one-day Paideia Invitational for a sampling of how teachers are engaging students in civil discourse. The invitational is Friday, July 28 from approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The agenda involves a morning seminar, lunch, and an afternoon breakout session.

Learn more about the Augsburg Paideia Program at augsburg.edu/paideia/.
To register contact Rachel Lloyd at lloydr@augsburg.edu.

Paideia Institute

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

Mailroom and Copy Center Remodeling—March 13-17

submitted by bosst@augsburg.edu

During the week of spring break our mailroom and copy center are having some much needed remodeling done. During this time we may be asked to step out of the room while work is being done, if you need immediate assistance please contact the copy center at 612-330-1054 or the mailroom at 612-330-1750, you may also email Travis Boss bosst@augsburg.edu

Christensen Center Fire Alarm Testing–TODAY

submitted by massich@augsburg.edu

Facilities will be sounding the alarms in Christensen Center for 2-3 minutes today, Monday, February 27, between 12-2 p.m. We have to sound the alarm because of the work being done on the upper floor of CC and it has to be sounded before the end of the day because of state code. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Bryan with facilities at massich@augsburg.edu or 612-280-7447. Facilities will be walking around notifying people as a reminder before the alarm is sounded.

Career Quick Stop

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

Auggies Connect with Employers – Thursday

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Auggies Connect with Employers
Thursday, March 2, 2017
3-5 p.m. (come and stay for as long as you like)
Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center

Representatives are excited to meet you and answer your questions about their field, offer you tips for how to stand out in the job or internship search, and even review your resume. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about possible careers you could have after leaving Augsburg College. No appointment necessary – feel free to dress casually.

Representatives include:

  • Pocket Hercules: Pocket Hercules is a Minneapolis advertising agency and public relations firm providing advertising, PR, digital, social and integrated communications
  • Anoka County: Staff of over 300 employees and volunteers serve the 4th largest county in the state. They offer a variety of careers and internships in all areas.
  • Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare: Gillette has been a Twin Cities Top Workplace seven years in a row and is a National Top Workplace. They offer a number of volunteer, internship, and full-time entry level positions. Positions include computer science, customer service, healthcare professionals, administrative, accounting and more.
  • League of Minnesota Cities: The League of Minnesota Cities is a membership organization dedicated to promoting excellence in local government. The League serves its more than 800 member cities through advocacy, education and training, policy development, risk management, and other services. They offer a wide range of full-time positions in a number of city wide government and other organizations.

Food Service Menu

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

This Menu will be Served out of Nabo. Grab n Go’s and Beverages will be available to purchase between meal times.

Breakfast 7:30-9:45 a.m.
Assorted Hot and Cold Breakfast Items Available.

Lunch 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Stuffing, Boca Nuggets, and Broccoli.

Dinner 4:30-8 p.m.
Roasted Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Roasted Potatoes, Veggies, Rice, and Tofu.

Gluten Free and Vegan Options Available. Please ask your cashier about any dietary restrictions.

Food Service Hours

submitted by petere@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your patience during this time.

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time

submitted by jepsen@augsburg.edu

Hi! My name is Sarah and I am a Brownie Scout from Troop 18105 in Richfield. Would you like to buy some girl scout cookies?

My troop is also collecting money and cookie donations for Bridge for Youth.

There are 8 varieties of cookies that cost $4 for a box. I recommend the new S’Mores chocolatey marshmallow kind, and I also love the Lemonades! The gluten free “Trios” cookies are $5 for a bag. Full listing of cookie varieties is here:


See my mom, Aly Olson, in the TRIO/SSS Office, LIN 201, or jepsen@augsburg.edu to order some cookies. She will bring them to Augsburg for you.

Thanks for supporting the Girl Scouts!


Nominate Staff for January’s Auggie Pride Award

submitted by johnsod@augsburg.edu

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

Applications due Feb. 27 for ACYTI Mentor Position

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

Interested in applying? You will find the job description under the Human Resources website. The application deadline is Monday February 27, 2017.

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

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

Don’t Miss a beat. Download The Buzz now.

submitted by jonesc@augsburg.edu

The Buzz: Augsburg College is a customized news app designed specifically for Augsburg College with content powered by KAUG, The Echo, USA TODAY College, and USA TODAY. Topic areas and resources available in the app are:

Augsburg news, sports, and campus life stories from The Echo (coming soon).
Latest news, life, and sports headlines from USA TODAY.
Campus life, study abroad, and national college news written by students, for students from USA TODAY College.

Features in the app are designed to keep Augsburg students connected locally, nationally and around the globe no matter where they are during the day or in the evening.

Share stories on Twitter, Facebook, e-mail and through text message
Receive breaking news push notifications for relevant news
Navigate easily between articles in a section.

Download The Buzz: Augsburg now from iTunes (https://appsto.re/us/3dlxfb.i) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/dv8vci) stores to get the most up-to-date news.

Help Is Right Around the Corner – in the Writing Lab

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

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.

Commons dining services slated to open March 6

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

The Christensen Center Commons is expected to resume food service beginning with breakfast on Monday, March 6.

Crews have been working around-the-clock to clean, repair, and restore the Commons, and that work is nearing completion. The Minnesota Department of Health will inspect the food service areas on Wednesday, March 1. After inspection, A’viands will start moving operations back to Christensen Center Commons with the plan to resume service with breakfast on Monday, March 6.

An update will be provided after Wednesday, March 1.

Mindful Monday with Krista Costin ’08

submitted by hansona2@augsburg.edu

Join us in the chapel at 10:40 a.m. for Mindful Monday with Krista Costin ’08, a yoga and meditation instructor for 20 minutes of relaxing yet invigorating breathing and stretching exercises!

Chapel this week:
Tuesday, 2/28, 11:30 a.m.: Campus Ministries Deacon Student Leaders: Robb Benson-Ernst ’18, Bethany Keyl ’19, Mitchell Paddock ’18, and David Erickson ’18. Musician: Noah Quam ’18.
Wednesday, 3/1, 10:40 a.m.: Ash Wednesday service with imposition of ashes. Rev. Mark Hanson preaching.
Thursday, 3/2, 11:30 a.m.: Winnie Godi ’17 Senior Chapel
Friday, 3/3, 10:40 a.m.: St. David’s Day. Musicians: Conie Borchardt ’98 and The Augsburg Choir, directed by Mark Sedio ’76.

We gather in Hoversten Chapel – Everyone is welcome!

More Information

Presentation Wed., Mar. 1: Refugees at our Border

submitted by reinhard@augsburg.edu

Refugees at our Border, Wed., Mar. 1, 4:30-6 p.m.

Ms. Nazario is a Pulitzer Prize winning author who documented “Enrique’s Journey,” her story of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the U.S. first published as a series in the Los Angeles Times. She will address the issues facing Central American migrants who continue to seek refuge at the southern borders of the United States.

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

For more information: law.umn.edu/events/refugees-our-border?mc_cid=b333082080&mc_eid=c65f8fb83b

An Update From the Campus Climate Advisory Team (CCAT)

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

Earlier this year on January 30 President Pribbenow and Provost Kaivola issued a statement about the executive orders issued by President Trump related to immigration and to undocumented/DACA students. In that statement the president and provost referenced the establishment of an Augsburg website which would provide our community with relevant information and resources. I would like to once again remind the community about the website and add that it has been and will continue to be updated as needed. Additionally, a new page has been added that provides detailed information about 1.) what are considered private and public campus spaces (and what does that mean) and 2.) what to do as a faculty member, staff member, or student in regards to interactions on campus with law enforcement officers from local, state, or federal agencies. The new page can be found here: engage.augsburg.edu/ccat/public-private-spaces.

Please be assured that the Campus Climate Advisory Team (CCAT) and college leadership will continue to work to support all members of our community during these uncertain times.

Sincerely, Joanne K. Reeck

Girl Scout Cookie Cravings?

submitted by devries@augsburg.edu

Send me a message and my daughter will assemble your order within 24 hours. The cookies are particularly fresh and luscious this year. Caramel deLites (aka Samoas), Lemonades, Peanut-Butter Patties (aka Tagalongs), Peanut-Butter Sandwiches, Shortbreads, Thanks-a-Lots (chocolate coating), Thin Mints, and the all new S’Mores. $4 a box. Email Jacqui deVries <devries@augsburg.edu>

Deadline Extended for Public Leadership Scholars Program Applications

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Current sophomores and juniors:

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

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

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

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

Applying: The application for all three programs is available online through the Sabo Center or the Christensen Center for Vocation websites, listed below.

Christensen Scholars: augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program
Interfaith Scholars: augsburg.edu/ccv/interfaith-scholars-program
Sabo Scholars: augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/sabo-scholars

The application deadline is Monday, March 6, 2017.

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

Nominate Faculty and Staff for Teaching and Learning Awards

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the 2017 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, scholarship, or service.

All faculty or full-time staff who have been employed at the college for at least three years are eligible for the awards. Any member of the campus community – student, staff, or faculty – may nominate.

You may submit a nomination in one of three areas:

TEACHING – Outstanding teaching encompasses many forms, pedagogies and is not restricted to the classroom. As such, nominations made in this category should demonstrate the nominee’s active engagement with students, creative approaches to instruction, ability to challenge students, and their overall passion for teaching. Up to two awards may be given in this category, one for FULL-TIME faculty and one for ADJUNCT faculty (2 courses per term or less).

SERVICE – Nominations for this award should demonstrate the nominee’s impact on the college, community, or their discipline in a substantial and meaningful way. Nominees that impact the lives of students through supportive, thoughtful, and comprehensive mentoring and advising that go beyond the normal expectations of guiding students are eligible for this award.

SCHOLARSHIP – Nominees in this category may be recognized for a consistent record of scholarship or a single project. In recognizing multiple forms of intellectual inquiry, nominations should speak directly to both the quality of scholarship as well as its contribution to their discipline, the college, or community.

Nomination deadline: February 20, 2017.

Submit a nomination using the online form on the CTL awards webpage.

Mindful Monday at 10:40am

submitted by hansona2@augsburg.edu

Join us in the chapel today at 10:40am for “Mindful Monday – Stress Management for All” with Jermaine Nelson.

Chapel this week:
Tuesday, 2/7, 11:30am: Interfaith Mini-Convo – Malik Ceesay ’17 Senior Chapel
Wednesday, 2/8, 10:40am: Worship with word and song. Musicians: The Riverside Singers, directed by Nancy Grundahl.
Thursday, 2/9, 11:30am: Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, Riverside Church, NYC
Friday, 2/10: No Chapel Service – Batalden Convocation

We gather in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center – Everyone is welcome!

More Information

Register: Thursday, February 9: 2nd Annual Fosdick Lecture

submitted by hansona2@augsburg.edu

Join the Augsburg College Office of Campus Ministry on Thursday, February 9, 2017, for “Good News/Bad News: Preaching the Gospel and the Headlines,” the second Fosdick Lecture on Preaching. We welcome the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, Senior Minister of The Riverside Church, New York, who will be the featured lecturer and preacher.

9:30 a.m.: Coffee & Registration
10 a.m.: Lecture
11:30 a.m.: Chapel Service

This event will be held in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Register today!

Spring 2017 Diversity Dialogue: “The Song Poet,” by Kao Kalia Yang

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s Center for Teaching Learning and Hmong Women Together, in collaboration with Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee and the Asian American Student Association are pleased to invite all interested students, faculty and staff to join us for a book club discussion of Kao Kalia Yang’s The Song Poet.

“From the author of The Latehomecomer, a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children’s future in America. In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extemporizing or drawing on folk tales, he keeps the past alive, invokes the spirits and the homeland, and records courtships, births, weddings, and wishes. Following her award-winning book The Latehomecomer, Kao Kalia Yang now retells the life of her father Bee Yang, the song poet, a Hmong refugee in Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by American’s Secret War. . . . The Song Poet is a love story — of a daughter for her father, a father for his children, a people for their land, their traditions, and all that they have lost.” –Macmillan

CTL Diversity Dialogues are facilitated by Mzenga Wanyama, English, and Rachel Lloyd, Education.

A limited number of books are available for participants. Please RSVP for one of the two meeting times below.

Book Discussion Group 1:
Wednesday, March 22, 4:00-5:30 pm in Marshall Room

Book Discussion Group 2:
Thursday, March 23, 12:00-1:30 pm in OGC 100

Students, faculty, and staff, click here to RSVP and receive a copy of “The Song Poet.”

CTL Faculty Grant Applications Due Next Week

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Faculty, submit your applications for the three annual CTL grants now. Multiple recipients will be chosen for the three annual grants: Scholarship Grant, Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant, and Integrated Course Design Grant.

See the calls for proposals below:

Submissions will be accepted through February 15, 2017.

See the CTL grants webpage for links to the online application forms.

Thursday, Feb. 9 – Building Democracy in “Trump Country”

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In an Appalachian coalfield county that voted 79% for Trump, Confederate flag-waving volunteer firefighters are working with punk anarchist environmentalists in a broad-based effort to build a democratic culture and economy. Join Ben Fink, organizer at the Appalshop, for a discussion about what’s happening in Letcher County, Kentucky, and what it could mean for us nationwide.

Building Democracy in “Trump Country”
Thursday, February 9
12-1:30 pm, OGC 100

This event is organized by CTL Diversity Fellow Rachel Lloyd (Education), and Senior Scholar in Public Work Philosophy Harry Boyte (Sabo Center).

Click here to add this event to your Google calendar.

Faculty and Staff, RSVP for Upcoming “Speaking of…” Events

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The Center for Teaching and Learning, in partnership with the Center for Global Education and Experience and the Christensen Center for Vocation, is offering a series of luncheons this spring featuring faculty scholarship and sabbatical work. These events have a limited number of seats, so please RSVP now!

Friday, February 24 | Speaking of Sabbaticals with Jeanine Gregoire | 11:30-12:30pm, Marshall Room

The title of Education professor Jeanine Gregoire’s sabbatical reflection is “Immigration, Migration and More: A yearlong journey to develop an Education semester abroad program in Mexico.”

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/a/augsburg.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfX1V0iHLjIHhHakiqNkMw4HvuXILa_6zhnGbM8rfocXgYYlg/viewform

Monday, February 27 | Speaking of Scholarship with Nancy Fischer | 12:30-1:30pm, OGC 100

The title of Sociology professor Nancy Fischer’s scholarship talk is “Consuming Nostalgia: Are Vintage Clothing Consumers Caught in the Past?”

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/a/augsburg.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-pA_dvP5bEOtEkbAP990HsNid3IyfSPgRTXe-pe-PxaPE4A/viewform

Thursday, March 2 | Speaking of Sabbaticals with Henry Yoon | 11:30-12:30pm, Lindell 301

The title of Psychology professor Henry Yoon’s talk is “Developmental Stability of the Reduced P3 Brain Response in ADHD Participants with ODD/CD Comorbidity: a Longitudinal Study.”

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/a/augsburg.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCya3nJNDZ1YaxupHsuC9eGNjCWn3se1DLTd3l6RuFDgChuA/viewform

Read more about these and other upcoming events on the CTL website.

Great Job For A College Student

submitted by wisemank@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a fun, relaxed gig with flexibility?
Are you a motivated, reliable, honest, friendly person who loves to sell?

We are a locally owned clothing company in search of the best candidates to market and sell our expressive tees. We offer flexible scheduling, fair commission, and bonuses. This is a great gig for a student who has access to college campus. If you are self-motivated and would like some extra pay in your pocket this could be a good fit for you. You must have reliable transportation and be willing to work booth events in the local area as well. So if you’d like to get involved with a relaxed, fun, forward thinking brand. Contact us for details:

Information Sessions: Augsburg College Name Change to Augsburg University

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Join the leadership of the Marketing and Communication division to learn about work being done to prepare the Augsburg College community for the potential change of the name of our institution to “Augsburg University.”

You’ll learn about:
–A flexible messaging platform that allows members of the community to address Augsburg’s anticipated name change in meaningful and authentic ways and that address our reality, reputation, and promise.

–A new logo, spirit mark, and seal being developed and reasons and insight into the changes.

–A rough timeline for communicating the change, should it be approved by the Augsburg Corporation, to important audiences including throughout campus, with alumni and donors.

–Work done to date to prepare for the potential name change, including the development of a database to track all the places we will need to change our name from monument and freeway signs to letterhead and legal documents, and from athletics equipment and uniforms to business cards and anything else you can think of!

–How you can help Marketing and Communication make sure we don’t miss anything.

Informational sessions will be held:
1. Monday, February 6; 2:00pm—Marshall Room
2. Thursday, February 9; 2:00pm—OGC 100
3. Wednesday, February 15; 11:00am—OGC 100

We know we won’t be able to answer every question you might have just yet, but knowing what you are thinking about will help us prepare for some of the individual department meetings and summer trainings we anticipate.

This potential change will impact our community in small and large ways, and we’re looking forward to sharing where we are now, how you can support and participate in this project, and our next steps.

Sad news about a former colleague

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It is with sadness that I pass along the information that Barry Franklin, former Assistant Professor of Education at Augsburg College, passed away.

Barry taught at Augsburg between 1978-1984, serving as Department Chair for part of that time. Barry’s wife, Lynn Marie, is a graduate of Augsburg where she received her degree in Sociology.

While Barry went on to teach at other institutions, he was very fond of his time at Augsburg. He retired as faculty emeritus from Utah State University, while building an impressive body of scholarship over the course of his career.

A memorial service was held on January 29th. Barry’s obituary can be found here: https://www.usu.edu/advancement/franklin/

Focused Conversations – Tomorrow and Wednesday

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This week, we launch Commission150 — conversations that will engage faculty, staff, students, alumni, regents and other community members in developing a strategic plan that looks beyond Augsburg’s 2019 sesquicentennial. These discussions will take place during two Focused Conversation sessions, facilitated President Paul Pribbenow:

Tuesday (TOMORROW), February 7, 2 p.m., Oren 100 (remote access will be available for this session)
Click to add to your calendar: https://augnet.augsburg.edu/index.html?icalmail=75fce1ba3391e0dda67bf04fab79f958&returnpath=%2Findex.html%3Fmonth%3D02%26amp%3Bday%3D7%26amp%3Byear%3D2017

Wednesday, February 8, 9:30 a.m., Oren 100
Click to add to your calendar: https://augnet.augsburg.edu/index.html?icalmail=a3c6edbb04f0ade0033be27279b8d472&returnpath=%2Findex.html%3Fmonth%3D02%26amp%3Bday%3D8%26amp%3Byear%3D2017

See the full All Hands schedule (login required)

LinkedIn 101 Workshop – 2/9

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LinkedIn 101 Workshop
Thursday, February 9, 2017
3:30-4:30 – Presentation; 4:30-5:30 – Open Lab
SVE 205
Attend this hands-on, lab-based workshop to learn and apply techniques for using LinkedIn. All are welcome!

Topics will include:
• Building an effective student profile and professional online presence
• Exploring career fields by connecting with alumni
• Researching companies and connecting with recruiters
• Networking and building connections in your field

Last Chance: Register Auggie Networking Experience Event

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Auggie Networking Experience Event: Using “Yes” to Connect
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
5:30-7:30 pm; Hoversten Chapel
Register for this free event: http://www.augsburg.edu/strommen

Students are invited to this dynamic experience to meet with alumni from all professions to build their Auggie network. Augsburg alumna Jenni Lilledahl, co-owner of the Brave New Workshop, will offer strategies to help you jump-start meaningful conversations and say “yes” to new experiences. Free LinkedIn headshots and appetizers provided.

To learn more and register visit http://www.augsburg.edu/strommen/

MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Cost $10
9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m (come and stay for as long as you are able)
For the 41st year, Minnesota’s Private Colleges will host the annual JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR, which stands out as one of the premier college/employer partnerships in the country. This Fair allows employers and undergraduate candidates to meet at the booths from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. while simultaneously allowing interviewing for either job or internship candidates until 5:00 p.m. The second day of the Fair (Thursday) will be exclusively for pre-select interviews.

The Fair is open to undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, and features more than 260 employers all under one roof!

To learn more and register visit http://www.augsburg.edu/strommen/