Interfaith Symposium: March 7

submitted by truesmit@augsburg.edu

Join Augsburg’s Interfaith Institute for our 2nd annual Interfaith Symposium. The Interfaith Symposium is an invitation to learn more about religious, spiritual, and worldview diversity. Keynote speaker Manu Meel will speak to this year’s theme of Building Trust in Divisive Times. As CEO of BridgeUSA, Manu is leading the largest and fastest growing student movement to bridge our differences.

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm*
Location: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
*class times will be adjusted so that students/faculty/staff can attend

The symposium will be livestreamed. To register for livestreaming and to learn more about the symposium, visit:

https://www.augsburg.edu/interfaith/about/interfaith-spring-symposium/

Biology Games Night (+Pizza)

submitted by palahniu@augsburg.edu

Please join our new Augsburg Biology Club (formally TriBeta Club) for Games Night (+Pizza!)
It’s in Hagfors 232 (BioHome) on Thursday February 29th from 5 to 7pm.
We’ll be playing our new collection of Biology-Themed games including Cytosis, Photosynthesis, Cellulose, Evolution, Peptides and More!! All are welcome.

https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/9956762

We’re Paying East African Students, Staff & Faculty on February 29: No Experience Required

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Debate Judges Needed for East African Debate League on February 29: Paying $55/Judge

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities middle and high school students. One of our programs is the East African Debate League, which provides a space for East African students to talk about community issues.

We’re looking for adults & college students from the East African community to join us at Edison High School on Thursday, February 29th from 3:15-7:15 PM and serve as debate judges.

You’ll earn $55 for sharing your time as a debate judge.

No debate experience is needed- we will train you at the beginning of the tournament.

By participating, you’ll help youth from across the East African community in the Twin Cities Metro build academic skills, express themselves on community issues, and grow their confidence. Sign up today and share the opportunity widely:

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Transportation provided if necessary; email fullard1@augsburg.edu for info.

Please spread the word about this opportunity! It’s our last East African Debate tournament of the year, and we want to make it special.

TODAY Career Exploration Day

submitted by johnsok@augsburg.edu

Career Exploration Day is a required event for first-year undergraduate students who started at Augsburg in fall semester 2023 or spring semester 2024. Students will explore potential majors and the various career opportunities associated with each major, set career goals and competencies they would like to develop, link their long-term goals with academic planning, and meet with faculty to help assist with their goals.

All classes prior to 5pm on February 27, 2024, will be canceled to ensure that first-year students are able to attend this event.

Career Exploration Day Schedule

Assessment Day Sessions TODAY 11-1 p.m.

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

Please join the Directors of the Center for Teaching and Learning, First Year Experience, and Assessment for discussions on Tuesday, February 27th from 11am – 1pm in the Marshall Room, Christensen Center. No classes are in session at this time, so we hope you can join them for a lively lunchtime discussion.

First the Directors of Teaching and Learning and First Year Experience will explore a selection of data related to student retention, including AugSem performance indicators and responses to institutional surveys, to foster a discussion on solutions to support student academic progress.

After lunch, The Director of Assessment will discuss the university’s use of data and analytics to inform decisions, and describe recent efforts to advance our assessment practice, data governance, data access, and analytical support, as we approach our upcoming HLC accreditation review.

Click here to RSVP for the event

We’re Paying East African Students, Staff & Faculty on February 29: No Experience Required

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Debate Judges Needed for East African Debate League on February 29: Paying $55/Judge

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities middle and high school students. One of our programs is the East African Debate League, which provides a space for East African students to talk about community issues.

We’re looking for adults & college students from the East African community to join us at Edison High School on Thursday, February 29th from 3:15-7:15 PM and serve as debate judges.

You’ll earn $55 for sharing your time as a debate judge.

No debate experience is needed- we will train you at the beginning of the tournament.

By participating, you’ll help youth from across the East African community in the Twin Cities Metro build academic skills, express themselves on community issues, and grow their confidence. Sign up today and share the opportunity widely:

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Transportation provided if necessary; email fullard1@augsburg.edu for info.

Please spread the word about this opportunity! It’s our last East African Debate tournament of the year, and we want to make it special.

AASA’s Asian Celebration Show

submitted by voj10@augsburg.edu

The Asian Celebration Show hosted by Augsburg Asian Student Association aims to celebrate and appreciate all Asian identities and cultures by showcasing a variety of Asian performances through different mediums, such as singing, acting, modeling traditional clothing, dancing, and instrument playing. Please note that this is a formal event, so please dress accordingly. Additionally, dinner will be provided during this event and doors will open at 3:30pm for check-in. For more details, visit @aasa.lotus on Instagram and email aasa@augsburg.edu for any questions.

Date: Friday, March 1st
Time: 4-9pm
Location: Foss Center Hoversten Chapel

TODAY: QIPOC Intercultural and Interracial Speaker and Discussion

submitted by escobarr@augsburg.edu

Today we will have guest speaker J Nguyen (They/Them) coming on to campus to talk about and discuss Intercultral and Interracial dating and relationships! Event will take place from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Marshall Room. Come listen, discuss and hang out. Invite your friends, we are excited to see you there! Snacks will be provided.

If you need any disability related accommodations, please contact qipoc.org@augsburg.edu

RSVP Here

Interfaith Symposium: March 7

submitted by truesmit@augsburg.edu

Join Augsburg’s Interfaith Institute for our 2nd annual Interfaith Symposium. The Interfaith Symposium is an invitation to learn more about religious, spiritual, and worldview diversity. Keynote speaker Manu Meel will speak to this year’s theme of Building Trust in Divisive Times. As CEO of BridgeUSA, Manu is leading the largest and fastest growing student movement to bridge our differences.

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm*
Location: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
*class times will be adjusted so that students/faculty/staff can attend

The symposium will be livestreamed. To register for livestreaming and to learn more about the symposium, visit:

https://www.augsburg.edu/interfaith/about/interfaith-spring-symposium/

Fosdick Lecture on Preaching, February 29 at 10 a.m.

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

You are invited to the 7th Fosdick Lecture on Preaching where Rev. Barbara Lundblad will address the topic “Shall the Christian Nationalists Win?” Join us at 10:00 am in Hoversten Chapel (livestream is also available). One of Harry Emerson Fosdick’s most well-known sermons is “Shall the Fundamentalists Win?” He preached that sermon in 1922: would he preach it today? Would we? What are the loudest Christian voices in the United States? Let’s reclaim our voices for the sake of the Gospel!

Barbara Lundblad is the Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching Emerita at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She received a B.A. in English from Augustana College, an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and a D.D. from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. She is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and served 17 years as a parish pastor in New York City. She has been a campus pastor at Lehman College and New York University and has taught homiletics at several schools, including Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College, and in the D.Min. program of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools. She also served as president of the Academy of Homiletics and in 2014 the Academy honored her with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

She is the author of two books, Transforming the Stone: Preaching through Resistance to Change (2001) and Marking Time: Preaching Biblical Stories in Present Tense (2007) which grew out of the Beecher Lectures she delivered at Yale Divinity School. In 2010 she received the YDS Alumni Award for Excellence in Theological Education. She is currently the editor of “Preaching Helps,” a regular feature of the journal Currents in Theology and Mission.
Following the lecture, please stay for chapel at 11:30 am to hear Rev. Lundblad preach.

Registration and more information

Interfaith Symposium: March 7

submitted by truesmit@augsburg.edu

Join Augsburg’s Interfaith Institute for our 2nd annual Interfaith Symposium. The Interfaith Symposium is an invitation to learn more about religious, spiritual, and worldview diversity. Keynote speaker Manu Meel will speak to this year’s theme of Building Trust in Divisive Times. As CEO of BridgeUSA, Manu is leading the largest and fastest growing student movement to bridge our differences.

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm*
Location: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
*class times will be adjusted so that students/faculty/staff can attend

The symposium will be livestreamed. To register for livestreaming and to learn more about the symposium, visit:

https://www.augsburg.edu/interfaith/about/interfaith-spring-symposium/

Assessment Day: Luncheon & Data Crunchin’ TOMORROW

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

Please join the Directors of the Center for Teaching and Learning, First Year Experience, and Assessment for discussions on Tuesday, February 27th from 11am – 1pm in the Marshall Room, Christensen Center. No classes are in session at this time, so we hope you can join them for a lively lunchtime discussion.

First the Directors of Teaching and Learning and First Year Experience will explore a selection of data related to student retention, including AugSem performance indicators and responses to institutional surveys, to foster a discussion on solutions to support student academic progress.

After lunch, The Director of Assessment will discuss the university’s use of data and analytics to inform decisions, and describe recent efforts to advance our assessment practice, data governance, data access, and analytical support, as we approach our upcoming HLC accreditation review.

Click here to RSVP for the event

Gilman Scholarship Applications – Due March 7

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

The Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad applications are due March 7th. This application cycle is for programs that start between May 1st 2024 to April 30th 2025 (Terms Accommodated: Summer 2024, , Fall 2024, Academic Year 2024-2025, and Spring 2025)

Plan ahead to give yourself time to submit a solid application.

To be eligible for the Gilman a student must be a U.S. Citizen or National and receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or during the term of the study abroad program or internship

Have questions? Get in touch:

abroad@augsburg.edu or studyabroad.augsburg.edu

Gilman Scholarship information and application

Fosdick Lecture on Preaching, February 29 at 10 a.m.

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

You are invited to the 7th Fosdick Lecture on Preaching where Rev. Barbara Lundblad will address the topic “Shall the Christian Nationalists Win?” Join us at 10:00 am in Hoversten Chapel (livestream is also available). One of Harry Emerson Fosdick’s most well-known sermons is “Shall the Fundamentalists Win?” He preached that sermon in 1922: would he preach it today? Would we? What are the loudest Christian voices in the United States? Let’s reclaim our voices for the sake of the Gospel!

Barbara Lundblad is the Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching Emerita at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She received a B.A. in English from Augustana College, an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and a D.D. from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. She is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and served 17 years as a parish pastor in New York City. She has been a campus pastor at Lehman College and New York University and has taught homiletics at several schools, including Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College, and in the D.Min. program of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools. She also served as president of the Academy of Homiletics and in 2014 the Academy honored her with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

She is the author of two books, Transforming the Stone: Preaching through Resistance to Change (2001) and Marking Time: Preaching Biblical Stories in Present Tense (2007) which grew out of the Beecher Lectures she delivered at Yale Divinity School. In 2010 she received the YDS Alumni Award for Excellence in Theological Education. She is currently the editor of “Preaching Helps,” a regular feature of the journal Currents in Theology and Mission.
Following the lecture, please stay for chapel at 11:30 am to hear Rev. Lundblad preach.

Registration and more information

Career Exploration Day TOMORROW

submitted by johnsok@augsburg.edu

Career Exploration Day is a required event for first-year undergraduate students who started at Augsburg in fall semester 2023 or spring semester 2024. Students will explore potential majors and the various career opportunities associated with each major, set career goals and competencies they would like to develop, link their long-term goals with academic planning, and meet with faculty to help assist with their goals.

All classes prior to 5pm on February 27, 2024, will be canceled to ensure that first-year students are able to attend this event.

Career Exploration Day Schedule

Medicare 101 Webinar TOMORROW 2/27

submitted by rankiniz@augsburg.edu

We invite you to join the Human Resources team TOMORROW Tuesday, February 27 from 8-9 am for an informative presentation about the A, B, C, and D’s of Medicare by TLC Insurance Group. This live Medicare webinar will provide an overview of how Medicare works, when to enroll, Medicare options, penalties, the variety of plan types, 2024 updates and much more. General questions can be entered into the chat, and answered as time permits. Specific or personal situation questions will be answered privately by the host. Medicare beneficiary assistance, guidance, and evaluation is provided at no cost to our employees and their families.

Join via Zoom here!

Career Exploration Day on Tuesday

submitted by johnsok@augsburg.edu

Career Exploration Day is a required event for first-year undergraduate students who started at Augsburg in fall semester 2023 or spring semester 2024. Students will explore potential majors and the various career opportunities associated with each major, set career goals and competencies they would like to develop, link their long-term goals with academic planning, and meet with faculty to help assist with their goals.

All classes prior to 5pm on February 27, 2024, will be canceled to ensure that first-year students are able to attend this event.

Career Exploration Day Schedule

Assessment Day: Luncheon & Data Crunchin’

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

Please join the Directors of the Center for Teaching and Learning, First Year Experience, and Assessment for discussions on Tuesday, February 27th from 11am – 1pm in the Marshall Room, Christensen Center. No classes are in session at this time, so we hope you can join them for a lively lunchtime discussion.

First the Directors of Teaching and Learning and First Year Experience will explore a selection of data related to student retention, including AugSem performance indicators and responses to institutional surveys, to foster a discussion on solutions to support student academic progress.

After lunch, The Director of Assessment will discuss the university’s use of data and analytics to inform decisions, and describe recent efforts to advance our assessment practice, data governance, data access, and analytical support, as we approach our upcoming HLC accreditation review.

Click here to RSVP for the event

Medicare 101 Webinar on 2/27

submitted by rankiniz@augsburg.edu

We invite you to join the Human Resources team on Tuesday, February 27 from 8-9 am for an informative presentation about the A, B, C, and D’s of Medicare by TLC Insurance Group. This live Medicare webinar will provide an overview of how Medicare works, when to enroll, Medicare options, penalties, the variety of plan types, 2024 updates and much more. General questions can be entered into the chat, and answered as time permits. Specific or personal situation questions will be answered privately by the host. Medicare beneficiary assistance, guidance, and evaluation is provided at no cost to our employees and their families.

Join via Zoom here!

Chapel: Shari Seifert

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am to hear author Shari Seifert share about her book “From Ashes to Action: Finding Myself at the Intersection of the Minneapolis Uprising.” In the book, Shari Seifert provides her first-person account of the events following May 25, 2020. Shari joined others in the Calvary community to show up, listen, and ask what was needed in the moment.

Interfaith Symposium: March 7

submitted by truesmit@augsburg.edu

Join Augsburg’s Interfaith Institute for our 2nd annual Interfaith Symposium. The Interfaith Symposium is an invitation to learn more about religious, spiritual, and worldview diversity. Keynote speaker Manu Meel will speak to this year’s theme of Building Trust in Divisive Times. As CEO of BridgeUSA, Manu is leading the largest and fastest growing student movement to bridge our differences.

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm*
Location: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
*class times will be adjusted so that students/faculty/staff can attend

The symposium will be livestreamed. To register for livestreaming and to learn more about the symposium, visit:

https://www.augsburg.edu/interfaith/about/interfaith-spring-symposium/

We’re Paying East African Students, Staff & Faculty on February 29: No Experience Required

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Debate Judges Needed for East African Debate League on February 29: Paying $55/Judge

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities middle and high school students. One of our programs is the East African Debate League, which provides a space for East African students to talk about community issues.

We’re looking for adults & college students from the East African community to join us at Edison High School on Thursday, February 29th from 3:15-7:15 PM and serve as debate judges.

You’ll earn $55 for sharing your time as a debate judge.

No debate experience is needed- we will train you at the beginning of the tournament.

By participating, you’ll help youth from across the East African community in the Twin Cities Metro build academic skills, express themselves on community issues, and grow their confidence. Sign up today and share the opportunity widely:

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Transportation provided if necessary; email fullard1@augsburg.edu for info.

Please spread the word about this opportunity! It’s our last tournament of the year, and we want to make it special.

Interfaith Symposium: March 7

submitted by truesmit@augsburg.edu

Join Augsburg’s Interfaith Institute for our 2nd annual Interfaith Symposium. The Interfaith Symposium is an invitation to learn more about religious, spiritual, and worldview diversity. Keynote speaker Manu Meel will speak to this year’s theme of Building Trust in Divisive Times. As CEO of BridgeUSA, Manu is leading the largest and fastest growing student movement to bridge our differences.

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm*
Location: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
*class times will be adjusted so that students/faculty/staff can attend

The symposium will be livestreamed. To register for livestreaming and to learn more about the symposium, visit:

https://www.augsburg.edu/interfaith/about/interfaith-spring-symposium/

Career Exploration Day Is Around the Corner

submitted by johnsok@augsburg.edu

Career Exploration Day is a required event for first-year undergraduate students who started at Augsburg in fall semester 2023 or spring semester 2024. Students will explore potential majors and the various career opportunities associated with each major, set career goals and competencies they would like to develop, link their long-term goals with academic planning, and meet with faculty to help assist with their goals.

All classes prior to 5pm on February 27, 2024, will be canceled to ensure that first-year students are able to attend this event.

Career Exploration Day Schedule

Medicare 101 Webinar on 2/27

submitted by rankiniz@augsburg.edu

We invite you to join the Human Resources team on Tuesday, February 27 from 8-9 am for an informative presentation about the A, B, C, and D’s of Medicare by TLC Insurance Group. This live Medicare webinar will provide an overview of how Medicare works, when to enroll, Medicare options, penalties, the variety of plan types, 2024 updates and much more. General questions can be entered into the chat, and answered as time permits. Specific or personal situation questions will be answered privately by the host. Medicare beneficiary assistance, guidance, and evaluation is provided at no cost to our employees and their families.

Join via Zoom here!

Assessment Day: Lucheon & Data Crunchin’

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

Please join the Directors of the Center for Teaching and Learning, First Year Experience, and Assessment for discussions on Tuesday, February 27th from 11am – 1pm in the Marshall Room, Christensen Center. No classes are in session at this time, so we hope you can join us for a lively lunchtime discussion.

First we’ll explore a selection of data related to student retention, including AugSem performance indicators and responses institutional surveys, to foster a discussion on solutions to support student academic progress.

After lunch, we will consider the university’s use of data and analytics to inform decisions. We will discuss recent efforts to advance our assessment practice, data governance, data access, and analytical support, as we approach our upcoming HLC accreditation review.

RSVP to the event here

Fosdick Lecture on Preaching on February 29 at 10 a.m.

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

You are invited to the 7th Fosdick Lecture on Preaching where Rev. Barbara Lundblad will address the topic “Shall the Christian Nationalists Win?” Join us at 10:00 am in Hoversten Chapel (livestream is also available). One of Harry Emerson Fosdick’s most well-known sermons is “Shall the Fundamentalists Win?” He preached that sermon in 1922: would he preach it today? Would we? What are the loudest Christian voices in the United States? Let’s reclaim our voices for the sake of the Gospel!

Barbara Lundblad is the Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching Emerita at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She received a B.A. in English from Augustana College, an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and a D.D. from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. She is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and served 17 years as a parish pastor in New York City. She has been a campus pastor at Lehman College and New York University and has taught homiletics at several schools, including Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College, and in the D.Min. program of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools. She also served as president of the Academy of Homiletics and in 2014 the Academy honored her with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

She is the author of two books, Transforming the Stone: Preaching through Resistance to Change (2001) and Marking Time: Preaching Biblical Stories in Present Tense (2007) which grew out of the Beecher Lectures she delivered at Yale Divinity School. In 2010 she received the YDS Alumni Award for Excellence in Theological Education. She is currently the editor of “Preaching Helps,” a regular feature of the journal Currents in Theology and Mission.
Following the lecture, please stay for chapel at 11:30 am to hear Rev. Lundblad preach.

Registration and more information

Register by Friday for Day at the Capitol

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

What: 2024 Day at the Capitol
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time: 9:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (plus travel time to St. Paul by light rail)

Join us for Day at the Capitol 2024, where you can advocate for increased funding for education and other issues that matter to you. Your legislators need to hear from you about the Minnesota State Grant program and other causes that you care about.

What happens during Day at the Capitol?

You’ll attend a Minnesota State Grant advocacy and lobbying training with student advocates from Augsburg and other Minnesota private colleges. Then you’ll meet with legislators (we’ll make appointments for you in advance) and have lunch at the Capitol. The Minnesota Private College Council will host a Q&A session with public policy experts and policymakers and will provide everything you need to be a successful advocate. We will take the light rail from campus to and from the Capitol together. Plus, free lunch!

Have questions or need help? Email farrisr@augsburg.edu.

Learn more and register for Day at the Capitol (choose February 28).

An Evening for Radical Belonging with Rev. Ben McBride

submitted by weber3@augsburg.edu

Join us for an evening with Rev. Ben McBride on Saturday March 23rd focused on his work about radical belonging. Radical belonging, McBride argues, means looking at our implicit biases, at our faulty understandings of power, and at how we “other”—or “same”—people. Sometimes it even means troubling the waters—speaking hard truths in situations that appear calm but that cloak injustice. Let us together spend an evening discussing the question “What would it take to truly belong to each other?” while celebrating Ben’s new book “Troubling the Water: The Urgent Work of Radical Belonging.”

Doors will open at 7:00pm with light refreshments. Discussion will start at 7:30pm and will end in a Q&A session.

This event is free, but ticketed so we know how many refreshments to prepare. Please feel free to invite a friend to join! Free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-for-radical-belonging-with-rev-ben-mcbride-tickets-817790763187?aff=oddtdtcreator

Find out more about Ben and his book: https://www.benmcbride.com/

Eventbrite Link for Tickets

Assessment Day: Lucheon & Data Crunchin’

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

Please join the Directors of the Center for Teaching and Learning, First Year Experience, and Assessment for discussions on Tuesday, February 27th from 11am – 1pm in the Marshall Room, Christensen Center. No classes are in session at this time, so we hope you can join us for a lively lunchtime discussion.

First we’ll explore a selection of data related to student retention, including AugSem performance indicators and responses institutional surveys, to foster a discussion on solutions to support student academic progress.

After lunch, we will discuss the university’s use of data and analytics to inform decisions. We will discuss recent efforts to advance our assessment practice, data governance, data access, and analytical support, as we approach our upcoming HLC accreditation review.

RSVP to the event here

Interfaith Symposium: March 7

submitted by truesmit@augsburg.edu

Join Augsburg’s Interfaith Institute for our 2nd annual Interfaith Symposium. The Interfaith Symposium is an invitation to learn more about religious, spiritual, and worldview diversity. Keynote speaker Manu Meel will speak to this year’s theme of Building Trust in Divisive Times. As CEO of BridgeUSA, Manu is leading the largest and fastest growing student movement to bridge our differences.

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm*
Location: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
*class times will be adjusted so that students/faculty/staff can attend

The symposium will be livestreamed. To register for livestreaming and to learn more about the symposium, visit:

https://www.augsburg.edu/interfaith/about/interfaith-spring-symposium/

Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers Exhibit at UMN

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers exhibit at UMN

Head across the street for, Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art
On view January 16 – March 16, 2024
Gallery Hours: Tuesday — Saturday, 11am – 5pm

Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers marks the opening of the George Morrison Center for Indigenous Arts and features work in a wide variety of painting media and esthetic approaches by 29 artists, including Frank Big Bear, David Bradley, Awanigiizhik Bruce, Andrea Carlson, Avis Charley, Fern Cloud, Michelle Defoe, Jim Denomie, Patrick DesJarlait, Sam English, Carl Gawboy, Joe Geshick, Sylvia Houle, Oscar Howe, Waŋblí Mayášleča (Francis J. Yellow, Jr.), George Morrison, Steven Premo, Rabbett Before Horses Strickland, Cole Redhorse Taylor, Roy Thomas, Jonathan Thunder, Thomasina TopBear, Moira Villiard, Kathleen Wall, Star WallowingBull, Dyani White Hawk, Bobby Dues Wilson, Leah H. Yellowbird, and Holly Young.

Dreaming Our Futures is curated by Brenda J. Child, Northrop Professor of American Studies, and Howard Oransky, Director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, with Christopher Pexa, Associate Professor of English, Harvard University.

For more information visit: https://cla.umn.edu/art/news-events/news/dreaming-our-futures-ojibwe-and-ochethi-sakowin-artists-and-knowledge-keepers

TODAY: Focused Conversation on Gen Ed Proposal

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the February Focused Conversation today. Professor Stacy Freiheit will provide an overview of the general education curriculum revision process and proposed changes.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

Medica Benefits Presentation TOMORROW 2/21

submitted by rankiniz@augsburg.edu

We invite you to join the Human Resources team and Medica for an informative presentation on Wednesday, February 21 from 8-9am about some of the programs and benefits you may not be aware are included in our Medica plans. Our Medica account representative will lead the event and cover the many other value-added benefits that are available to plan participants in addition to our health coverage. We encourage you to attend for part or all of this informative and interactive session. For those unable to attend, the presentation will be recorded.

Join via Zoom here!

Medicare 101 Webinar on 2/27

submitted by rankiniz@augsburg.edu

We invite you to join the Human Resources team on Tuesday, February 27 from 8-9 am for an informative presentation about the A, B, C, and D’s of Medicare by TLC Insurance Group. This live Medicare webinar will provide an overview of how Medicare works, when to enroll, Medicare options, penalties, the variety of plan types, 2024 updates and much more. General questions can be entered into the chat, and answered as time permits. Specific or personal situation questions will be answered privately by the host. Medicare beneficiary assistance, guidance, and evaluation is provided at no cost to our employees and their families.

Join via Zoom here!

Students: Meet Your Legislators at Day at the Capitol

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

What: 2024 Day at the Capitol
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time: 9:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (plus travel time to St. Paul by light rail)

Join us for Day at the Capitol 2024, where you can advocate for increased funding for education and other issues that matter to you. Your legislators need to hear from you about the Minnesota State Grant program and other causes that you care about.

What happens during Day at the Capitol?

You’ll attend a Minnesota State Grant advocacy and lobbying training with student advocates from Augsburg and other Minnesota private colleges. Then you’ll meet with legislators (we’ll make appointments for you in advance) and have lunch at the Capitol. The Minnesota Private College Council will host a Q&A session with public policy experts and policymakers and will provide everything you need to be a successful advocate. We will take the light rail from campus to and from the Capitol together. Plus, free lunch!

Have questions or need help? Email farrisr@augsburg.edu.

Learn more and register for Day at the Capitol (choose February 28).

Cookies and Conversation in Religion and Philosophy

submitted by maruggi@augsburg.edu

On Wednesday February 21st, 4:00-5:00pm the Department of Religion and Philosophy will host Cookies and Conversation in Hagfors 165. These ongoing informal meetings will occur twice a month. This week’s theme is “Love Languages of Religion.” Join us for this bite-sized conversation about religion. And for cookies!

Interfaith Symposium: March 7

submitted by truesmit@augsburg.edu

Join Augsburg’s Interfaith Institute for our 2nd annual Interfaith Symposium. The Interfaith Symposium is an invitation to learn more about religious, spiritual, and worldview diversity. Keynote speaker Manu Meel will speak to this year’s theme of Building Trust in Divisive Times. As CEO of BridgeUSA, Manu is leading the largest and fastest growing student movement to bridge our differences.

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm*
Location: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
*class times will be adjusted so that students/faculty/staff can attend

The symposium will be livestreamed. To register for livestreaming and to learn more about the symposium, visit:

https://www.augsburg.edu/interfaith/about/interfaith-spring-symposium/

Girl Scout Cookies in OGC 11-2 TODAY

submitted by hansonjl@augsburg.edu

Come and get your favorite Girl Scout Cookies in OGC from 11am – 2 pm!

Eleanor will be selling all the flavors you know and love. We accept cash and card through the Digital Cookie app which allows you to use a variety of payment options. Your purchase helps fund her, her troop, and Girl Scouts across the region!

Skip the line and order ahead of time by using the online app. Select delivery and use Augsburg as the delivery address.

Order Girl Scout Cookies

Gilman Scholarship Applications – Due March 7

submitted by rengifoj@augsburg.edu

The Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad applications are due March 7th. This application cycle is for programs that start between May 1st 2024 to April 30th 2025 (Terms Accommodated: Summer 2024, , Fall 2024, Academic Year 2024-2025, and Spring 2025)

Plan ahead to give yourself time to submit a solid application.

To be eligible for the Gilman a student must be a U.S. Citizen or National and receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or during the term of the study abroad program or internship

Have questions? Get in touch:

abroad@augsburg.edu or studyabroad.augsburg.edu

Gilman Scholarship information and application

TOMORROW: Focused Conversation on Gen Ed Revisions

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the February Focused Conversation on Tuesday, February 20. Professor Stacy Freiheit will provide an overview of the general education curriculum revision process and changes.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

Medica Benefits Presentation on 2/21

submitted by rankiniz@augsburg.edu

We invite you to join the Human Resources team and Medica for an informative presentation on Wednesday, February 21 from 8-9am about some of the programs and benefits you may not be aware are included in our Medica plans. Our Medica account representative will lead the event and cover the many other value-added benefits that are available to plan participants in addition to our health coverage. We encourage you to attend for part or all of this informative and interactive session. For those unable to attend, the presentation will be recorded.

Join via Zoom here!

Medicare 101 Webinar on 2/27

submitted by rankiniz@augsburg.edu

We invite you to join the Human Resources team on Tuesday, February 27 from 8-9 am for an informative presentation about the A, B, C, and D’s of Medicare by TLC Insurance Group. This live Medicare webinar will provide an overview of how Medicare works, when to enroll, Medicare options, penalties, the variety of plan types, 2024 updates and much more. General questions can be entered into the chat, and answered as time permits. Specific or personal situation questions will be answered privately by the host. Medicare beneficiary assistance, guidance, and evaluation is provided at no cost to our employees and their families.

Join via Zoom here!

Debate Judges Needed for East African Debate League on February 29: Paying $55/Judge

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities middle and high school students. One of our programs is the East African Debate League, which provides a space for East African students to talk about community issues.

We’re looking for adults & college students from the East African community to join us at Edison High School on Thursday, February 29th from 3:15-7:15 PM and serve as debate judges.

You’ll earn $55 for sharing your time as a debate judge.

No debate experience is needed- we will train you at the beginning of the tournament.

By participating, you’ll help youth from across the East African community in the Twin Cities Metro build academic skills, express themselves on community issues, and grow their confidence. Sign up today and share the opportunity widely:

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Transportation provided if necessary; email fullard1@augsburg.edu for info.

Interfaith Symposium: March 7

submitted by truesmit@augsburg.edu

Join Augsburg’s Interfaith Institute for our 2nd annual Interfaith Symposium. The Interfaith Symposium is an invitation to learn more about religious, spiritual, and worldview diversity. Keynote speaker Manu Meel will speak to this year’s theme of Building Trust in Divisive Times. As CEO of BridgeUSA, Manu is leading the largest and fastest growing student movement to bridge our differences.

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm*
Location: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
*class times will be adjusted so that students/faculty/staff can attend

The symposium will be livestreamed. To register for livestreaming and to learn more about the symposium, visit:

https://www.augsburg.edu/interfaith/about/interfaith-spring-symposium/

Next Tuesday: Focused Conversation on Gen Ed Revisions

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the February Focused Conversation next Tuesday, February 20. Professor Stacy Freiheit will provide an overview of the general education curriculum revision process and changes.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers Exhibit at UMN

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Head across the street for, Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art
On view January 16 – March 16, 2024
Gallery Hours: Tuesday — Saturday, 11am – 5pm

Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers marks the opening of the George Morrison Center for Indigenous Arts and features work in a wide variety of painting media and esthetic approaches by 29 artists, including Frank Big Bear, David Bradley, Awanigiizhik Bruce, Andrea Carlson, Avis Charley, Fern Cloud, Michelle Defoe, Jim Denomie, Patrick DesJarlait, Sam English, Carl Gawboy, Joe Geshick, Sylvia Houle, Oscar Howe, Waŋblí Mayášleča (Francis J. Yellow, Jr.), George Morrison, Steven Premo, Rabbett Before Horses Strickland, Cole Redhorse Taylor, Roy Thomas, Jonathan Thunder, Thomasina TopBear, Moira Villiard, Kathleen Wall, Star WallowingBull, Dyani White Hawk, Bobby Dues Wilson, Leah H. Yellowbird, and Holly Young.

Dreaming Our Futures is curated by Brenda J. Child, Northrop Professor of American Studies, and Howard Oransky, Director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, with Christopher Pexa, Associate Professor of English, Harvard University.

For more information visit: https://cla.umn.edu/art/news-events/news/dreaming-our-futures-ojibwe-and-ochethi-sakowin-artists-and-knowledge-keepers

Community Engagement as a Tool to Bridge Systems and Community | February 29, 3:00–5:00 p.m., Zoom

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Nexus Community Engagement Institute
Engaged Learning Series

The Nexus Community Engagement Institute (NCEI) invites you to the first Engaged Learning Series of 2024! We will dive into community engagement as a tool to bridge systems and community, while keeping community at the center of these efforts.

Thursday, February 29
3:00 – 5:00pm CST
Zoom (online)

By centering community engagement efforts, it becomes possible to build a more inclusive and equitable society where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued. Join us as we ask ourselves “What power do I have? What decisions CAN I make?” and engage in an open space activity.

The Engaged Learning Series is an opportunity for people to brainstorm, process, and network with others in community – this series does not include trainings

Please note that the Zoom invitation will be sent out the week of the event.

To register for the event, please visit: https://linktr.ee/nexuscp

Job Fair Ready? Win Lyft and Food with Resume Prep Workshop TODAY

submitted by carrigan@augsburg.edu

Attend this event for a raffle entry to a win: $10 gift card to dining services AND $20 Lyft gift card. One raffle entry/event.

Session description:

Don’t Let Your Resume Go Stale: Freshen It Up With Donuts & Coffee
https://app.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1488338

Friday February 16th, 2024 — 9am-12pm

Drop in the Strommen Center (across from Einstein) between 9am-12pm to freshen your morning and get your resume reviewed. Representative from US Bank and Strommen staff are ready to help you land that internship or job!

Special thanks to US Bank for sponsoring this session.

Interfaith Symposium: March 7

submitted by truesmit@augsburg.edu

Join Augsburg’s Interfaith Institute for our 2nd annual Interfaith Symposium. The Interfaith Symposium is an invitation to learn more about religious, spiritual, and worldview diversity. Keynote speaker Manu Meel will speak to this year’s theme of Building Trust in Divisive Times. As CEO of BridgeUSA, Manu is leading the largest and fastest growing student movement to bridge our differences.

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm*
Location: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
*class times will be adjusted so that students/faculty/staff can attend

The symposium will be livestreamed. To register for livestreaming and to learn more about the symposium, visit:

https://www.augsburg.edu/interfaith/about/interfaith-spring-symposium/

Debate Judges Needed for East African Debate League on February 29: Paying $55/Judge

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities middle and high school students. One of our programs is the East African Debate League, which provides a space for East African students to talk about community issues.

We’re looking for adults & college students from the East African community to join us at Edison High School on Thursday, February 29th from 3:15-7:15 PM and serve as debate judges.

You’ll earn $55 for sharing your time as a debate judge.

No debate experience is needed- we will train you at the beginning of the tournament.

By participating, you’ll help youth from across the East African community in the Twin Cities Metro build academic skills, express themselves on community issues, and grow their confidence. Sign up today and share the opportunity widely: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Transportation provided if necessary; email fullard1@augsburg.edu for info.

Sign up for the February 29th shift

Free Concert TONIGHT: The Mirandola Ensemble presents “The Music of Jeffrey Van and John Dowland”

submitted by boerger@augsburg.edu

Join Minneapolis’s premier chamber singers

The Mirandola Ensemble

and students from

The Augsburg/Mirandola Chamber Collective

plus guitar phenom Maja Radovanlija

in a night of music featuring DEAD POETS,
a love balladeer from Queen Elizabeth’s time,
and one composer still alive and well in the Twin Cities.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 7:30, HOVERSTEN CHAPEL.

Free with Augsburg ID.
General Public $25.
(Discounted pre-orders accessible at link provided.)

https://www.themirandolaensemble.org/concerts

Minneapolis’ Annual Community Connections Conference, Saturday, February 17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

The Community Connections Conference is an annual free event that connects residents of Minneapolis, community groups, neighborhoods and local government.

Saturday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center, first floor, Hall E, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404.

This year’s conference will have workshops, performances, fun activities for the whole family, an expo and a community dialogue.

Schedule
9-10 a.m. registration and exhibit hall opens
10-11 a.m. opening ceremony and performances
11:15-12:30 p.m. workshops
12:30-1:30 p.m. lunch
2-3:45 p.m. community dialogue
3:45-4 p.m. closing remarks

Our conference theme this year is “Open city, your Minneapolis.” We want to focus on making Minneapolis a transparent, accessible city. Being an “open city” means being open to everyone, open to new ideas and open for business.

At the event, you can:
Learn about how to get involved in government decision-making
Find opportunities in your local community
Celebrate the many parts of city that are reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic
Conference goals

We host this conference so that:
Residents, community groups, neighborhood organizations, City of Minneapolis departments and decision-makers can connect.
All communities feel welcome to get involved in local decision-making.
Residents learn about programs and policies that affect them.

For more information and to register visit: https://www2.minneapolismn.gov/government/departments/ncr/inclusive-community-engagement/connections-conference/

Medica Benefits Presentation on 2/21

submitted by rankiniz@augsburg.edu

We invite you to join the Human Resources team and Medica for an informative presentation on Wednesday, February 21 from 8-9am about some of the programs and benefits you may not be aware are included in our Medica plans. Our Medica account representative will lead the event and cover the many other value-added benefits that are available to plan participants in addition to our health coverage. We encourage you to attend for part or all of this informative and interactive session. For those unable to attend, the presentation will be recorded.

Join via Zoom here!

Medicare 101 Webinar on 2/27

submitted by rankiniz@augsburg.edu

We invite you to join the Human Resources team on Tuesday, February 27 from 8-9 am for an informative presentation about the A, B, C, and D’s of Medicare by TLC Insurance Group. This live Medicare webinar will provide an overview of how Medicare works, when to enroll, Medicare options, penalties, the variety of plan types, 2024 updates and much more. General questions can be entered into the chat, and answered as time permits. Specific or personal situation questions will be answered privately by the host. Medicare beneficiary assistance, guidance, and evaluation is provided at no cost to our employees and their families.

Join via Zoom here!

Fosdick Lecture on Preaching, February 29 at 10 a.m.

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

You are invited to the 7th Fosdick Lecture on Preaching where Rev. Barbara Lundblad will address the topic “Shall the Christian Nationalists Win?” Join us at 10:00 am in Hoversten Chapel (livestream is also available). One of Harry Emerson Fosdick’s most well-known sermons is “Shall the Fundamentalists Win?” He preached that sermon in 1922: would he preach it today? Would we? What are the loudest Christian voices in the United States? Let’s reclaim our voices for the sake of the Gospel!

Barbara Lundblad is the Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching Emerita at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She received a B.A. in English from Augustana College, an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and a D.D. from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. She is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and served 17 years as a parish pastor in New York City. She has been a campus pastor at Lehman College and New York University and has taught homiletics at several schools, including Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College, and in the D.Min. program of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools. She also served as president of the Academy of Homiletics and in 2014 the Academy honored her with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

She is the author of two books, Transforming the Stone: Preaching through Resistance to Change (2001) and Marking Time: Preaching Biblical Stories in Present Tense (2007) which grew out of the Beecher Lectures she delivered at Yale Divinity School. In 2010 she received the YDS Alumni Award for Excellence in Theological Education. She is currently the editor of “Preaching Helps,” a regular feature of the journal Currents in Theology and Mission.
Following the lecture, please stay for chapel at 11:30 am to hear Rev. Lundblad preach.

Registration and more information

Build Your Advocacy Skills at Day at the Capitol (February 28)

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

What: 2024 Day at the Capitol
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time: 9:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (plus travel time to St. Paul by light rail)

Join us for Day at the Capitol 2024, where you can advocate for increased funding for education and other issues that matter to you. Your legislators need to hear from you about the Minnesota State Grant program and other causes that you care about.

What happens during Day at the Capitol?

You’ll attend a Minnesota State Grant advocacy and lobbying training with student advocates from Augsburg and other Minnesota private colleges. Then you’ll meet with legislators (we’ll make appointments for you in advance) and have lunch at the Capitol. The Minnesota Private College Council will host a Q&A session with public policy experts and policymakers and will provide everything you need to be a successful advocate. We will take the light rail from campus to and from the Capitol together. Plus, free lunch!

Have questions or need help? Email farrisr@augsburg.edu.

Learn more and register for Day at the Capitol (choose February 28).

Job Fair Ready? Win Lyft & Food with Prep Workshops

submitted by carrigan@augsburg.edu

Attend events for raffle entries to win: $10 gift card to dining services AND $20 Lyft gift card. One raffle entry/event. Two raffle entries max.

Session descriptions:

Pitch Perfect: Mastering Elevator Pitches for Career Fairs
https://app.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1488466
Thursday, February 15th, 2024 — 3:30pm-5:15pm

Join us for a workshop in the Strommen Center to learn the structure of elevator pitches and the importance of making a good introduction. You’ll have the opportunity to craft your elevator pitch and practice with Augsburg Staff from MLife, Campus Life, and others! Attend this event for a raffle entry to win a $10 gift card to dining services AND a $20 Lyft gift card to get to the fair! Two raffle entries max/student.

Don’t Let Your Resume Go Stale: Freshen It Up With Donuts & Coffee
https://app.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1488338
Friday February 16th, 2024 — 9am-12pm
Drop in the Strommen Center (across from Einstein) between 9am-12pm to freshen your morning and get your resume reviewed. Representative from US Bank and Strommen staff are ready to help you land that internship or job!

Special thanks to US Bank for sponsoring this session.

Gilman Scholarship Applications – Due March 7

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

The Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad applications are due March 7th. This application cycle is for programs that start between May 1st 2024 to April 30th 2025 (Terms Accommodated: Summer 2024, , Fall 2024, Academic Year 2024-2025, and Spring 2025)

Plan ahead to give yourself time to submit a solid application.

To be eligible for the Gilman a student must be a U.S. Citizen or National and receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or during the term of the study abroad program or internship

Have questions? Get in touch:

abroad@augsburg.edu or studyabroad.augsburg.edu

Gilman Scholarship information and application

Friday Concert: The Mirandola Ensemble Presents the Music of Jeffrey Van and John Dowland

submitted by boerger@augsburg.edu

Join Minneapolis’s premier chamber singers

The Mirandola Ensemble

and students from

The Augsburg/Mirandola Chamber Collective

plus guitar phenom Maja Radovanlija

in a night of music featuring DEAD POETS,
a love balladeer from Queen Elizabeth’s time,
and one composer still alive and well in the Twin Cities.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 7:30, HOVERSTEN CHAPEL.

Free with Augsburg ID.
General Public $25.
(Discounted pre-orders accessible at link provided.)

https://www.themirandolaensemble.org/concerts

Debate Judges Needed for East African Debate League on Feb 29: Paying $55/Judge

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities middle and high school students. One of our programs is the East African Debate League, which provides a space for East African students to talk about community issues.

We’re looking for adults from the East African community to join us at Edison High School on Thursday, February 29th from 3:15-7:15 PM and serve as debate judges.

You’ll earn $55 for sharing your time as a debate judge.

No debate experience is needed- we will train you at the beginning of the tournament.

By participating, you’ll help youth from across the East African community in the Twin Cities Metro build academic skills, express themselves on community issues, and grow their confidence. Sign up today and share the opportunity widely: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Transportation provided if necessary; email fullard1@augsburg.edu for info.

Sign up for the February 29th shift

Interfaith Symposium: March 7

submitted by truesmit@augsburg.edu

Join Augsburg’s Interfaith Institute for our 2nd annual Interfaith Symposium. The Interfaith Symposium is an invitation to learn more about religious, spiritual, and worldview diversity. Keynote speaker Manu Meel will speak to this year’s theme of Building Trust in Divisive Times. As CEO of BridgeUSA, Manu is leading the largest and fastest growing student movement to bridge our differences.

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm*
Location: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
*class times will be adjusted so that students/faculty/staff can attend

The symposium will be livestreamed. To register for livestreaming and to learn more about the symposium, visit:

https://www.augsburg.edu/interfaith/about/interfaith-spring-symposium/

Fosdick Lecture on Preaching, February 29 at 10 a.m.

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

You are invited to the 7th Fosdick Lecture on Preaching where Rev. Barbara Lundblad will address the topic “Shall the Christian Nationalists Win?” Join us at 10:00 am in Hoversten Chapel (livestream is also available). One of Harry Emerson Fosdick’s most well-known sermons is “Shall the Fundamentalists Win?” He preached that sermon in 1922: would he preach it today? Would we? What are the loudest Christian voices in the United States? Let’s reclaim our voices for the sake of the Gospel!

Barbara Lundblad is the Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching Emerita at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She received a B.A. in English from Augustana College, an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and a D.D. from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. She is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and served 17 years as a parish pastor in New York City. She has been a campus pastor at Lehman College and New York University and has taught homiletics at several schools, including Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College, and in the D.Min. program of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools. She also served as president of the Academy of Homiletics and in 2014 the Academy honored her with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
She is the author of two books, Transforming the Stone: Preaching through Resistance to Change (2001) and Marking Time: Preaching Biblical Stories in Present Tense (2007) which grew out of the Beecher Lectures she delivered at Yale Divinity School. In 2010 she received the YDS Alumni Award for Excellence in Theological Education. She is currently the editor of “Preaching Helps,” a regular feature of the journal Currents in Theology and Mission.
Following the lecture, please stay for chapel at 11:30 am to hear Rev. Lundblad preach.

Registration and more information

Interfaith Symposium: March 7

submitted by truesmit@augsburg.edu

Join Augsburg’s Interfaith Institute for our 2nd annual Interfaith Symposium. The Interfaith Symposium is an invitation to learn more about religious, spiritual, and worldview diversity. Keynote speaker Manu Meel will speak to this year’s theme of Building Trust in Divisive Times. As CEO of BridgeUSA, Manu is leading the largest and fastest growing student movement to bridge our differences.

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm*
Location: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
*class times will be adjusted so that students/faculty/staff can attend

The symposium will be livestreamed. To register for livestreaming and to learn more about the symposium, visit:

https://www.augsburg.edu/interfaith/about/interfaith-spring-symposium/

Medica Benefits Presentation on February 21

submitted by rankiniz@augsburg.edu

We invite you to join the Human Resources team and Medica for an informative presentation on Wednesday, February 21 from 8-9am about some of the programs and benefits you may not be aware are included in our Medica plans. Our Medica account representative will lead the event and cover the many other value-added benefits that are available to plan participants in addition to our health coverage. We encourage you to attend for part or all of this informative and interactive session. For those unable to attend, the presentation will be recorded.

Join via Zoom here!

Medicare 101 Webinar on February 27

submitted by rankiniz@augsburg.edu

We invite you to join the Human Resources team on Tuesday, February 27 from 8-9 am for an informative presentation about the A, B, C, and D’s of Medicare by TLC Insurance Group. This live Medicare webinar will provide an overview of how Medicare works, when to enroll, Medicare options, penalties, the variety of plan types, 2024 updates and much more. General questions can be entered into the chat, and answered as time permits. Specific or personal situation questions will be answered privately by the host. Medicare beneficiary assistance, guidance, and evaluation is provided at no cost to our employees and their families.

Join via Zoom here!

Chapel: Ash Wednesday Service

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am for an Ash Wednesday service with imposition of ashes. Pastor John Schwehn will preach today. We will also have an evening service at 7:30 pm with Trinity Lutheran Congregation. Pastoral intern D.J. Chatelaine will preach at the evening service which will include imposition of ashes and communion.

Job Fair Ready? Win Lyft & Food with Prep Workshops

submitted by carrigan@augsburg.edu

Attend events for raffle entries to win: $10 gift card to dining services AND $20 Lyft gift card. One raffle entry/event. Two raffle entries max.

Session descriptions:

Pitch Perfect: Mastering Elevator Pitches for Career Fairs
https://app.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1488466
Thursday, February 15th, 2024 — 3:30pm-5:15pm

Join us for a workshop in the Strommen Center to learn the structure of elevator pitches and the importance of making a good introduction. You’ll have the opportunity to craft your elevator pitch and practice with Augsburg Staff from MLife, Campus Life, and others! Attend this event for a raffle entry to win a $10 gift card to dining services AND a $20 Lyft gift card to get to the fair! Two raffle entries max/student.

Don’t Let Your Resume Go Stale: Freshen It Up With Donuts & Coffee
https://app.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1488338
Friday February 16th, 2024 — 9am-12pm
Drop in the Strommen Center (across from Einstein) between 9am-12pm to freshen your morning and get your resume reviewed. Representative from US Bank and Strommen staff are ready to help you land that internship or job!

Special thanks to US Bank for sponsoring this session.

Employer Tabling: Luther Crest Bible Camp

submitted by carrigan@augsburg.edu

Luther Crest Bible Camp is a faith-based summer camp and retreat center located on Lake Carlos in Alexandria, Minnesota. Luther Crest exists to inspire faith, stewardship, and community in God’s creation. We do this through summer camp – where kids and teens unplug and immerse themselves in God’s great outdoors.

We are currently hiring college-age young adults to serve on our our summer staff. As a member of our summer leadership team, you’ll have the opportunity to work with children in a fun and engaging environment. We have a variety of positions available, allowing you to share the many gifts you have, while fostering new ones as you lead a wide variety of on-site and off-site programs.

At Luther Crest, we believe in the power of the outdoors and the importance of fostering a sense of community. You’ll help create a welcoming and inclusive environment where campers and staff can learn, grow, and have fun.

Employer Tabling: Luther Crest Bible Camp

Employer Tabling: Ameriprise Financial

submitted by carrigan@augsburg.edu

We believe talented, driven people deserve more from their careers. That’s why Ameriprise Financial offers more options, flexibility and choices across our organization. We also provide the tools, resources and support to help you forge a career that delivers more of what you want: challenging and rewarding work, training, recognition and advancement opportunities.

From our Minneapolis headquarters throughout our offices nationwide, you’ll find we live our values every day — client focused, integrity always, excellence in all we do and respect for individuals and communities. We embrace diversity in our ideas, management, employee groups and clients. At Ameriprise Financial, diversity isn’t just a goal. It’s how we do business. Diversity and inclusion are reflected in everything that has driven our success for 125 years — our people, corporate values, business strategy, vendor management and our history of giving back to our communities. We embrace diversity of thought and the unique characteristics of our employees because we have proven it’s the best way to meet the needs of our clients.

Employer Tabling: Ameriprise Financial

Free Workshop: Multifaith Leadership and Engagement in a Fractured World

submitted by truesmit@augsburg.edu

Join us for this annual workshop co-hosted by the Interfaith Institute. Augsburg Professor Najeeba Syeed and Rabbi Dr. Rachel Mikva from Chicago Theological Seminary will be the featured keynote speakers. The workshop includes two breakout sessions and dinner. Registration is required.

Date: Sunday, March 3rd
Time: 1:00 -7:00 pm (includes dinner)
Location: St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

To learn more and register:
https://wp.stolaf.edu/lutherancenter/multifaith-leadership-and-engagement-in-a-fractured-world/

We are looking forward to hosting next year’s workshop on Augsburg’s campus. More information to come!

Cookies and Conversation in Religion and Philosophy

submitted by maruggi@augsburg.edu

On Thursday, February 15th, 12:30-1:30 the Department of Religion and Philosophy will host Cookies and Conversation in Hagfors 165. These ongoing informal meetings will occur twice a month. This weeks theme is “Stupid Questions about Religion.” Join us for this bite-sized conversation about religion. And for cookies!

Medica Benefits Presentation on 2/21

submitted by rankiniz@augsburg.edu

We invite you to join the Human Resources team and Medica for an informative presentation on Wednesday, February 21 from 8-9am about some of the programs and benefits you may not be aware are included in our Medica plans. Our Medica account representative will lead the event and cover the many other value-added benefits that are available to plan participants in addition to our health coverage. We encourage you to attend for part or all of this informative and interactive session. For those unable to attend, the presentation will be recorded.

Join via Zoom here!

Medicare 101 Webinar on 2/27

submitted by rankiniz@augsburg.edu

We invite you to join the Human Resources team on Tuesday, February 27 from 8-9 am for an informative presentation about the A, B, C, and D’s of Medicare by TLC Insurance Group. This live Medicare webinar will provide an overview of how Medicare works, when to enroll, Medicare options, penalties, the variety of plan types, 2024 updates and much more. General questions can be entered into the chat, and answered as time permits. Specific or personal situation questions will be answered privately by the host. Medicare beneficiary assistance, guidance, and evaluation is provided at no cost to our employees and their families.

Join via Zoom here!

Science Museum Interest Form

submitted by xiongll9@augsburg.edu

STEM Peer Mentorship

WE NEED YOUR HELP: we are planning a small trip to the Science Museum in Downtown Saint Paul and would like to know who’s interested in going to the museum. Transportation will be provided and there will be dinner for everyone after the trip. If you are interested, fill out this Science Museum Interested Form below to let us know.

Details:

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Downtown Saint Paul
Transportation: Provided by STEM Peer Mentorship (SPM)
Departure Point: Hagfors
Departure Time: 4:00pm
Dinner: Dinner will be provided after the trip.

Any questions, contact us at stempeer@augsburg.edu

Science Museum Interest Form

Hop on the Light Rail to St. Paul for Day at the Capitol

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

What: 2024 Day at the Capitol
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time: 9:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (plus travel time to St. Paul by light rail)

Join us for Day at the Capitol 2024, where you can advocate for increased funding for education and other issues that matter to you. Your legislators need to hear from you about the Minnesota State Grant program and other causes that you care about.

What happens during Day at the Capitol?

You’ll attend a Minnesota State Grant advocacy and lobbying training with student advocates from Augsburg and other Minnesota private colleges. Then you’ll meet with legislators (we’ll make appointments for you in advance) and have lunch at the Capitol. The Minnesota Private College Council will host a Q&A session with public policy experts and policymakers and will provide everything you need to be a successful advocate. We will take the light rail from campus to and from the Capitol together. Plus, free lunch!

Have questions or need help? Email farrisr@augsburg.edu.

Learn more and register for Day at the Capitol (choose February 28).

Get the Job – Attend Job & Internship Fair Prep Workshops

submitted by carrigan@augsburg.edu

Attend events for raffle entries to win: $10 gift card to dining services AND $20 Lyft gift card. One raffle entry/event. Two raffle entries max.

Session descriptions:

Pitch Perfect: Mastering Elevator Pitches for Career Fairs
Thursday, February 15th, 2024 — 3:30pm-5:15pm

Join us for a workshop in the Strommen Center to learn the structure of elevator pitches and the importance of making a good introduction. You’ll have the opportunity to craft your elevator pitch and practice with Augsburg Staff from MLife, Campus Life, and others! Attend this event for a raffle entry to win a $10 gift card to dining services AND a $20 Lyft gift card to get to the fair! Two raffle entries max/student. vbnb

Don’t Let Your Resume Go Stale: Freshen It Up With Donuts & Coffee
Friday February 16th, 2024 — 9am-12pm
Drop in the Strommen Center (across from Einstein) between 9am-12pm to freshen your morning and get your resume reviewed. Representative from US Bank and Strommen staff are ready to help you land that internship or job!

Special thanks to US Bank for sponsoring this session.

Community Engagement as a Tool to Bridge Systems and Community | February 29 | 3-5 pm, Zoom

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Nexus Community Engagement Institute
Engaged Learning Series

The Nexus Community Engagement Institute (NCEI) invites you to the first Engaged Learning Series of 2024! We will dive into community engagement as a tool to bridge systems and community, while keeping community at the center of these efforts.

Thursday, February 29
3:00 – 5:00pm CST
Zoom (online)

By centering community engagement efforts, it becomes possible to build a more inclusive and equitable society where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued. Join us as we ask ourselves “What power do I have? What decisions CAN I make?” and engage in an open space activity.

The Engaged Learning Series is an opportunity for people to brainstorm, process, and network with others in community – this series does not include trainings

Please note that the Zoom invitation will be sent out the week of the event.

To register for the event, please visit: https://linktr.ee/nexuscp

Free Workshop: Multifaith Leadership and Engagement in a Fractured World

submitted by truesmit@augsburg.edu

Join us for this annual workshop co-hosted by the Interfaith Institute. Augsburg Professor Najeeba Syeed and Rabbi Dr. Rachel Mikva from Chicago Theological Seminary will be the featured keynote speakers. The workshop includes two breakout sessions and dinner. Registration is required.

Date: Sunday, March 3rd
Time: 1:00 -7:00 pm (includes dinner)
Location: St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

To learn more and register:
https://wp.stolaf.edu/lutherancenter/multifaith-leadership-and-engagement-in-a-fractured-world/

We are looking forward to hosting next year’s workshop on Augsburg’s campus. More information to come!