Global Food In a Farm-to-Table World

submitted by lgeorge@augsburg.edu

Hear from experts in the field and take away lessons for any professional, on how to balance being stewards of the resources allowing businesses to flourish and the push for growth and profitability.

Date: February 21, 2016
Time: 8–9:30 a.m.
Location: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, Augsburg College

Increasingly, consumers seek out food grown with sustainable environmental practices and a connection to the farms and growers. According to the USDA, the number of farms that sold food at
roadside stands, farmers’ markets, pick-your-own farms, on farm stores, and community-supported agricultural arrangements increased 24 percent between 2002 and 2012. While many consumers purchase goods locally, there is still demand for food produced globally.

In this market, how are large agribusinesses adapting global food production to meet the demands of today’s consumers? And how are businesses succeeding in balancing social, cultural, and environmental responsibilities with a financial commitment to stakeholders?

Join Chris Farrell from MPR as he interviews three leaders working on food security and sustainability:

Mike Robach, Cargill’s Vice President of Corporate Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory Affairs
Jessica Hellmann, University of Minnesota’s Director of the Institute on the Environment
Dr. Ruth Petran, Ecolab Inc.’s Vice President for Food Safety and Public Health

 

Jump Start Your STEM Job Search

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Registration for the third annual Jump Start Your STEM Job Search event is now open.

Date: Saturday, February 18
Time: 8:15 AM – 2 PM
Location: Foss Center

Sponsored by Boston Scientific, Thomson Reuters, Proto Labs and Jamf Software, Jump Start is a professional development opportunity for STEM majors.

The event will include opportunities for feedback on your resume or LinkedIn profile, workshops on interviewing and job search tools, and networking with STEM professionals. Continental breakfast, Steve Wozniak’s Learn Different presentation and lunch are included.

Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu

Link to Jump Start Registration

Focused Conversations – Tomorrow and Wednesday

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

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)

Sad news about a former colleague

submitted by kaivola@augsburg.edu

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/

Off Campus Studies Fair – February 10th

submitted by arndt@augsburg.edu

Would you like to study abroad, study somewhere else in the USA, or maybe do an international internship?

Come check out your options for studying off campus at the Off Campus Studies Fair in Christensen Center on Friday, Feb. 10.

Talk to program representatives, grab a snack, and enter to win awesome prizes such as travel gear and gift cards!

Get additional Fair Details here!

Movie Screening: Disturbing the Peace

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

At a moment marked by fear of Islam in a variety of global (and local) contexts, you are invited to attend to a more hopeful story. Combatants for Peace, an alliance of Israeli and Palestinian ex-combatants, use theater as a tool for conflict transformation.

A new documentary film traces the origins and work of the organization. Come see the Minneapolis premiere of DISTURBING THE PEACE!

Screening will take place:
When: Wednesday, February 8 from 7-9 p.m.
Where: Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Avenue

The screening is a free event and is open to the public. No reservation is available so we encourage you to arrive early to claim your seats.

Post-show screening conversation will take place with CFP members Chen Alon and Mohammed Ouwa moderated by TAD Professor Sonja Kuftinec.

Co-sponsored by: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance and Institute for Advanced Study, Augsburg College – Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and East Side Freedom Library

Note: The film does contain some scenes of graphic violence from the conflict in Israel and Palestine.

Disturbing the Peace

Disturbing the Peace – Screening this Wednesday, February 8

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

At a moment marked by fear of Islam in a variety of global (and local) contexts, you are invited to attend a more hopeful story. Combatants for Peace (CFP), an alliance of Israeli and Palestinian ex-combatants, use theater as a tool for conflict transformation.

A new documentary film traces the origins and work of the organization. Come see the Minneapolis premiere of DISTURBING THE PEACE!

Screening will take place:
When: Wednesday, February 8th from 7:00-9:00 pm
Where Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Avenue

The screening is a free event and is open to the public. No reservation is available so we encourage you to arrive early to claim your seats.

Post-show screening conversation will take place with CFP members Chen Alon and Mohammed Ouwa moderated by TAD Professor Sonja Kuftinec.

Co-sponsored by: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance and Institute for Advanced Study, Augsburg College – Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and East Side Freedom Library

Note: The film does contain some scenes of graphic violence from the conflict in Israel and Palestine.

Disturbing the Peace

A’viands and student gluten free and vegan food options

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Aviands is working actively to address dietary needs of our students in the meal plan offerings at Nabo. Students with dietary needs should communicate this to the person swiping ID cards (cashier) at the front station, letting the cashier know their dietary needs. The cashier will send it through to the printer/order system.

Nabo will have Gluten Free (GF) pasta made to order and available at lunch, brunch and dinner. Vegan burgers-to-order as well as Vegan milk options are available by request.

Student can also email Manager Josh Ahrens, jahrens@aviands.com, to ensure their dietary needs are met while Christensen is under repair.

MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

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 www.augsburg.edu/strommen/

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).

LinkedIn 101 Workshop – 2/9

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

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

Congratulations to Kristin McHale on completing the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

submitted by millerj2@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to Kristin McHale, Nursing Department faculty and acting director of the BSN Completion Program in Rochester, on completing the Augsburg College Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program.

Augsburg College values the diversity of persons, perspectives, and convictions. Essential to the college in living out its mission of educating students is our foundation of diversity, inclusion, equity, and intercultural competency. Congratulations Kris on your achievement!

Augsburg Total Wellness: Financial Wellness Lunch & Learn

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Total Wellness is excited to announce a brown bag lunch and learn to focus on Financial Wellness. Auggie Professor Marc McIntosh will be presenting–Friday, February 10 from noon-1 p.m.

Feel free to bring your lunch and join us in Si Melby 206!!

Questions? Contact Nicole Peterlin at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Augsburg Total Wellness: TIAA On-Site Counseling

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, February 21 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Old Main, Room 201

Wednesday, February 22 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

Thursday, February 23 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Old Main, Room 201

**Please note the room changes from previous announcements due to conflicts with Christensen Center restoration.

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

Boyd Koehler Retirement Announcement 2017

submitted by koehler@augsburg.edu

After 50 years at Augsburg filled with inspiration from students, staff and faculty, I have decided to retire. I am especially grateful for lifelong diverse friendships with a multitude of students and supportive and close relationships with faculty and staff. Highlights have included faculty adviser to the ECHO, the Spirit of Martin Luther King and the Outstanding Faculty awards, rewarding work with StepUP students, and three consecutive awards for special service to the CLASS office. Especially gratifying was being selected as a “master librarian” by the University of Minnesota librarians and subsequently featured as such at a national American Library Association conference. This decision has been difficult, but I am convinced that the time is right. During the past year, many have been supportive of me notwithstanding health issues that I have encountered. I especially look forward to having more time to relax and spend leisure time with family and friends. Please feel free to contact me at koehlerboyd@gmail.com or 612-331-7389. Gratefully, Boyd Koehler

Soup, Gender, Sexuality

submitted by salehd@augsburg.edu

Soup and Sexuality: From the Same Spirit: Receiving the Theological Gifts of Transgender Christians

Prof. Mary Elise Lowe, Associate Professor of Religion, will discuss four theological gifts (creativity, faithfulness to self, coherent embodiment, and Spirit-filled-living) that transgender Christians are bringing to their communities and congregations.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 5-6 p.m.
Augsburg College in the Oren Gateway Center, room 100.

 

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).

1985 Hmong Film

submitted by xionga@augsburg.edu

Hmong Women Together (HWT) and Augsburg Student Activities Council (ASAC) will be hosting a Hmong film, 1985, by Kang Vang in Sateren Auditorium on Friday, January 20 at 6 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public.

This coming-of-age story follows four friends in the summer of 1985, who venture out on a perilous journey to find a mythical dragon dwelling in a mysterious and forgotten lake somewhere in the great wilderness of… Minnesota. This totally rad adventure has them encounter some bad dudes, break dance battles, and run-ins with memorable characters along the way. A story about the shared journey of all Hmong-Americans, 1985 will remind you of the power of true friendship and the strength of love.

But… will our heroes find that dragon?

 

Morning Chapel: Duniya Drum & Dance

submitted by hansona2@augsburg.edu

Chapel series, “Our Shared (Im)migration,” Continues:

Tuesday, January 17, 11:30 a.m.: Duniya Drum and Dance – Minnesota-based Duniya Drum and Dance exists to build a diverse community in support of the arts of the African Diaspora, specifically African drum and dance. Duniya strives to provide a platform for artists to offer educational opportunities to a broad audience in MN, the Midwest and the United States. duniyadrumanddance.org

Wednesday, January 18, 10:40 a.m.: Winnie Godi ’17 preaching

Thursday, January 19, 11:30 a.m.: Vision Bagonza ’17 Senior Chapel

Friday, January 20, 10:40 a.m.: Interfaith Mini-Convo – Inauguration Day Interfaith Prayer Service to pray for our public leaders

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

More information

Augsburg Total Wellness: Biometric Health Screens

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Faculty and Staff,

Did you know that many Americans have significant health risks that they are not aware of? Could you have an undiagnosed health risk? Knowing your health risks is the first step in taking charge of your health.

Augsburg Total Wellness will be offering free, confidential health and wellness screenings this January. The biometrics health screening is completely voluntary. We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to learn more so that you can improve your health.

Registration information is in your inbox now. Sign up now as space is limited. Contact Nicole Peterlin with any questions: peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Save the Date: Lunch and Learn – Financial Wellness

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Total Wellness is excited to announce a brown bag lunch and learn to focus on Financial Wellness in February. Auggie Professor Marc McIntosh will be presenting–Friday, February 10 from noon-1 p.m.

Save the date! More information will follow. Questions? Contact Nicole Peterlin at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Continued exterior work on the Hagfors Center

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

With the continued installation of the precast exterior, window frames and glass, the north wing of the Hagfors Center is looking much like the finished building will look. This week’s summary includes photos of the progress on the exterior of the east and north sides of the north wing and updates on the following:

[1] Roof-top mechanical yard (including a photo of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning units before installation)
[2] Fireproofing and roofing
[3] Precast exterior brick
[4] Window frames and glass
[5] Main lobby stairwell
[6] Interior work

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

See the full construction update for the week of January 16, 2017

Faculty Action Planning Meeting

submitted by lensmire@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, January 18 from 11:30-12:30 in the Marshall Room. Join us to continue the dialogue and action planning for how faculty can best support students in “times like these”. We are tentatively thinking of our work as the creation of an “alternative course catalogue”. Collaboratively led by Audrey Lensmire, Terrance Kwame-Ross, and Elaine Eschenbacher.

Study Abroad This Summer – Apply by January 31

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Don’t pass up the chance to study abroad this summer with Augsburg Faculty. Earn credit and complete your Augsburg Experience Requirement! Apply by January 31 for the following programs:

SCIENCE AND RELIGION IN GERMANY
May 6-20, 2017
*Choose 1 or 2 courses; if 2 are taken, one must be REL 205:
• CHM 102: LAF Natural Sciences and Mathematics w/ Lab
• SCI 490: Science Keystone
• REL 205: Humanities LAF OR Search for Meaning II
studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=ScienceAndReligion

PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION IN SLOVENIA
May 6-20, 2017
*Choose 1 or 2 courses:
• EDC 490/580 (Keystone) or EDC 499/599, and
• PSY 295
studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia

Looking for something else? Search for other options at studyabroad.augsburg.edu

Writing Lab Opens Tuesday, Jan. 17

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg College Writing Lab opens for the spring term on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The lab is located in Lindell Library, street level, left of the circulation desk. Tutors will help any Augsburg student with any writing assignment during these hours:
Mondays – 11:10 a.m. – 1:40 p.m.; 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays – 12:30 – 3 p.m.; 3:30 – 6 p.m.; 7:30 – 10 p.m.
Wednesdays – 3:30 – 6 p.m.; 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Thursdays – 12:30 – 3 p.m.; 3:30 – 6 p.m.; 7:30 – 10 p.m.
Fridays – 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Sundays – 5 – 9 p.m.

Last semester, tutors held 2,035 sessions working with students on essays, applications, resumes, and reports. Take advantage of this very effective support system!
Questions? Contact K. Swanson, English.