Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Teaching and Learning

Curriculum Innovations: A Conversation, Monday 7/28

Summer Conversation Series: Integrating Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

All faculty and staff welcome: First time, or join us again!
Monday, July 28, 2014, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
The Health Commons at Central Lutheran Church
Experiential education is not just for students!
Click link to learn more: http://www.augsburg.edu/nursing/health-commons/

11:30: Meet at Central Lutheran Church (333 S 12th St, Minneapolis -- 2 miles, walk, bike, or drive)
12:00: Join the Central Lutheran Community for lunch in Church Hall (weekly event)
12:45: Discussion

Guiding questions for Augsburg Faculty & Staff conversation:
1) How would "problem-based" learning work in your discipline?
2) What kinds of experiences do students need in college to excel after college?

RSVP: mccarthy@augsburg.edu Ginny McCarthy
Questions: clarkk@augsburg.edu Katie Clark

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General Announcements

Director Adult Education - Last Forum

We invite you to attend the last open forum for the Director of Adult Education.

Thursday July 24, 10:00 AM in OGC 100

Please take a moment to provide feedback on the candidates:

Questions may be directed to Alan Tuchtenhagen, the Search Chair, or Dionne Doering in Human Resources. We hope you can join us on Thursday!

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Congratulations to Michael Grewe

It is my distinct pleasure to announce the promotion of Michael Grewe from Coordinator of LGBTQIA Services to Director of LGBTQIA Student Services. Mike's new title and position are well-deserved and this promotion will continue to support him as an agent of change here at Augsburg College. Please join the Student Affairs Division in congratulating Mike when you see him on campus.

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AchieveMpls Graduation Coaches Needed

AchieveMpls is seeking volunteers to serve as Graduation Coaches, providing one-on-one mentoring for high school juniors as they navigate the path to college and careers. Graduation Coaches volunteer for 2-3 hours per month, meeting with their student during the school day at a Minneapolis public high school and following up over e-mail. Training and curriculum are provided and a 9-month academic year commitment is required. If you are interested in participating in the AchieveMpls Graduation Coaches program, please contact Steve Peacock; peacock@augsburg.edu.

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Director of Public Safety Moodle Site/Open forums

As a reminder, candidates for the Director of Public Safety position are on campus and hosting open forums. The last open forum is on Friday, July 25 from 10:30-11:30 in Marshall.

Candidate materials and a survey link are provided on our Moodle Community page. You can access this page by following these steps:

Go to Moodle
Click on Community (upper right)
Scroll to the very bottom and select the category "Director of Public Safety"
Click on the community site and self enroll
From that point forward, the DPS Director site will appear on your community home page

Please let me know if you have any questions by calling 612-330-1160.
Thank you!

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Event Announcements

Farewell Event for Janine Kellogg

Janine Kellogg, Assistant Director of Public Safety, will be leaving her job on July 25. Please come and celebrate Janine's 10 years of contributions to the Augsburg community. Wed., July 23, 3:30-4:30, student art gallery, Christensen Center.

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MFA Summer Residency - Readings and Screenings

The MFA in Creative Writing 2014 Summer Residency is on campus through Sunday, July 27. Please join us in welcoming our very talented students and acclaimed writers to campus for this festival of craft talks, workshops, evening readings and more. This summer's visitors include Pulitzer prize-winning science journalist Deborah Blum, playwright Kristoffer Diaz, poet/memoirist Alex Lemon, screenwriter Bill Wheeler, and author Pam Houston. They will be joining our own MFA mentors, Nicole Brending, Stephan Eirik Clark, Cass Dalglish, Jack El-Hai, Heid Erdrich, John Gaterud, Sarah Myers, Cary Waterman and Steven Wingate.

We invite you to join us for the evening readings/screenings and receptions, at which featured writers will be available to sign their works. All events begin at 7:30 p.m., and the public is invited. Free.

Tuesday, July 22
Visiting Playwright Kristoffer Diaz & MFA Mentor Sarah Myers
Tjornholm-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

Wednesday, July 23
Visiting Poet/Memoirist Alex Lemon & MFA Mentor Cary Waterman
Sateren Auditorium, Music Building

Friday, July 25
Visiting Screenwriter Bill Wheeler & MFA Mentor Nicole Brending
TV/Film Studio, Foss Center

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McNair Scholars 2014 Summer Research Presentations

One component of the McNair Scholars Program is a 10-week summer research project. Each year students work with a faculty mentor on a specific topic, culminating in a final paper and presentation. In August students will be attending and presenting at the 22nd Annual McNair Scholars Symposium at the University of California-Berkeley. If you would like the opportunity to see these presentations at Augsburg, please join us this upcoming Tuesday, July 22, at 10 am in Kennedy 303/305. Attendees are encouraged to select topics that interest them and to offer support and feedback to the Scholars. This event is open to the public, including all interested students, faculty and staff. See below for details:

WHAT: McNair Scholars Summer Research Presentations
WHEN: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
WHERE: Kennedy 303/305
TIME: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Audience members are encouraged to visit for as long as they like)

NOTE: Individual presentation times may vary depending on length of presentation.

Panel 1: 10-11 a.m.
10-10:12: Hector Camarena, Physics
Analyzing Space Weather Disturbances by Diagnosing Ultra Low Frequency Waves

10:12-10:24: Fikre Beyene, Physics
Investigation of Magnetosphere Bow Shock interactions with inner magnetic fields through Satellite Technology

10:24-10:36: Keng Thao, Physics
The Thermodynamic Equilibrium of the Langmuir Monolayer System

10:36-10:48: Yer Yang, Physics
Designing a Tedlar Bag Sampling Tool for Vertical Profiling of Motor Vehicle Pollution

Panel 2: 11 a.m.-Noon
11-11:12: Michelle Berry, English
Damning Zora: The Literary Muffling of a Key Theme in Hurston's Writing

11:12-11:24: Awale Osman, Communications
The Institutionalization of Women's Studies in the Academic Community

11:24-11:36: Nazrawit Dimore, International Relations
The Historical and Economic Relationship between France and the Francophone West African Countries

Break: Noon-12:30

Panel 3: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
12:30-12:42: Jasmine Eltawely, Biology
Studies of the Role of Hedgehog Signaling in Cyclopean Eye Development: Cloning and Characterization of the Daphnia magna Patched Gen

12:42-12:54: Bradley Marcy, Biopsychology
The Association between Age of First Drink and Resting Beta EEG

12:54-1:06: Nadine Ashby, Biology
Cloning and Characterization of the Expression of Gooseberry in Daphnia magna

1:06-1:18: Nghiep Huynh, Math (Augsburg McNair Alumnus)
Master's Thesis: A Mathematical Model Studying H1N1 With Hospitalization and Vaccination

1:18-1:30 Questions

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Farmers Market

Every Tuesday from 11:00am to 2:00pm there will be a farmers market in front of the Foss Chapel. Come out and support your local farmers by buying fresh locally grown vegetables , cage free chicken eggs, herbs, flowers, hormone/free range chicken and so much more!

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