Friday, February 22, 2013
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Brown & Marubbio Awarded Dean's Internationalization Grant

The Faculty Development Committee congratulates Adriane Brown, Women's Studies, and M. Elise Marubbio, American Indian Studies, as the 2013-14 recipients of the Dean's Internationalization Grants! These grants provide $2500 to support travel for collaborations with Augsburg's international programs and partners. The grants are designed to encourage faculty and staff to internationalize the curriculum and campus.

Adriane intends to use her grant to work with CGE faculty in Mexico, Nicaragua, and El Salvador to construct an accessible, internationalized, and interdisciplinary seminar based in Minneapolis but technologically connected to geographic locations across the world. She envisions this course as a combination of traditional study, international dialogue, and on-the-ground experience with Twin Cities activists. One essential component of the course would be weekly videoconferences with CGE faculty and activists as well as with college students and faculty from other parts of the world. The videoconferences would engage people in dialogues about topics that might range from pressing issues in their geographic area, international perceptions of the United States, or an article on a topic of shared interest. The committee believes this could be a model for creating more accessible international experiences for all students.

Elise will use her grant to return to Bolivia as a participant of the Q(C)ollaysuyu Collaboration's Western Hemispheric Indigenous Collaborative. The Q(C)ollaysuyu Collaboration is made up of community members and organizations that are Indigenous grassroots activists and educators. They work on a plurinational level with Indigenous organizations, grassroots initiatives, and communities to address global environmental issues as they affect Indigenous communities in the western hemisphere. This collaboration will continue her development of teaching, scholarship, and service relationships that will result in: 1) ongoing global curricular development for AIS 105, 364, 305/490 classes as well as the development of an interdisciplinary Global Indigenous Issues of the Americas course; 2) ongoing research into Indigenous film locally and globally, resulting in a book; and 3) continuing service as an American Indian studies faculty and a liaison between Augsburg and our Indigenous communities locally and globally.

Please join us in congratulating them on their awards.

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Community Inclusiveness: Latino/a Voices

Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 pm
Hosts: Emiliano Chagil and Matt Maruggi

To serve our neighbors and be inclusive of all members of our community, we need to learn more about each other. This year, CTL in conjunction with the Sabo Center and Hispanic/Latino Student Services is offering a series of opportunities to learn more. These include:

February 28, 3:30-5:00, Marshall Room – Susana de Leon; Chair of the Board of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Immigration Attorney, and Xicana activist; "Immigration Issues Challenging the Latino Community"

March 14, 3:30-5:00, Marshall Room – TBD, "Latinos/as in Higher Education"

April 11, 3:30-5:00, Science 123 – Maureen Ramirez; Director of Policy and Research, Growth and Justice Office; "Latino/a Political Involvement"

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CTL Summer Scholarship Grants

Applications due March 15
Applications should be submitted online at

The purpose of the Dean's Summer Scholarship Grants and the Grangaard Summer Scholarship Grants is to support well-defined faculty scholarship projects. The expectation is that receipt of the grant will make it possible for faculty to accelerate completion of a significant project.

Two $4,000 Dean's Summer Scholarship Grants will be awarded for Summer 2013. All tenured or tenure-track, full-time faculty who are in at least the second year of their contract are eligible to apply.

Three $2,000 Grangaard Summer Scholarship Grants will be awarded for Summer 2013. All full-time faculty are eligible to apply; priority is given to tenure-track faculty who have not received this grant in the previous three years.

Please complete the online Summer Scholarship application form (available at describing the project, explaining its potential significance, summarizing the work already accomplished, providing a timetable and plan for completion, explaining how it will accelerate project completion, and describing how it fits with your department's definition of scholarship. Submit a curriculum vitae (pdf document, please) as an email attachment to Applications should be submitted no later than March 15, 2013.

Applications will be reviewed by the full Faculty Development Committee, and awards will be announced in early April. All grant recipients must submit a progress report by September 1, 2013. Recipients of the Dean's Scholarship Grant must submit a short final report by February 1, 2014.

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TFAPS – Hybrid Learning Implementation

All faculty are invited to participate in two workshops offered by CTL and IT to support weekend and graduate faculty who are creating "hybrid" courses for 2013-14. If you are satisfied with the basic design of your courses, you only need to participate in the Moodle Labs to learn best practices for online learning and how to meet GAAC/AAC requirements for hybrid learning.

If you would like to improve the underlying design of your courses, you will also benefit from the integrated course design workshop.

Prerequisite: Please watch the screencasts in the Overview section of the Course Design Support Site ( before coming to these sessions.

Moodle Lab for Hybrid Learning.
The Moodle Labs are hands-on workshops that introduce and support development of your Moodle sites. Upcoming workshops are held on:

9-10:30 am, Wednesday, February 27, Foss 22A
3:10-4:40 pm, Tuesday, March 5, Foss 22A
9-10:30 am, Wednesday, March 13, Foss 22A
10-12 noon, Saturday, March 16, SVE 205
9-10:30 am, Tuesday, March 19, SVE 205
3-4:30 pm, Thursday, March 21, Foss 22A
9-10:30 am, Wednesday, March 27, SVE 205

Additional spring and summer dates will be added later.

Integrated Course Design for Hybrid Learning.
The Integrated Course Design for Hybrid Learning is a hands-on workshop that explores Fink's model for course design, which integrates situational factors, learning goals, learning activities, and assessment. It addresses how to choose face-to-face and online activities to create an engaged learning community, provide direct instruction, and facilitate active, collaborative learning. Future workshops will be held on:

9-12 am, Tuesday, March 12, Marshall
9-12 am, Friday, March 15, OGC 100
3:40-6:40 pm, Monday, April 8, Marshall
9-12 am, Saturday, April 13, Marshall
3:40-6:40 pm, Thursday, April 25, Marshall
9-12 am, Tuesday, May 7, Marshall

Please rsvp to

Additional support includes:

Moodle Template for developing your course in accordance with GAAC/AAC requirements.
Course Design Support Site to provide additional detail and examples for Moodle applications.
Technology Tapas to showcase a variety of technologies that can improve your work.
Sloan-C Online Workshop passes to participate in further study of online learning.

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General Announcements

Nominations Open for Augsburg Leadership Awards

Nominations are open for the 2012-2013 Augsburg Leadership Awards!

Student leaders, student groups, and student group advisors can be nominated for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the Augsburg community this academic year.

To nominate a student, advisor, or student group, please submit the following materials to Michael Grewe via email at or to Christensen Center Room 1D by Friday, March 8:

* A nomination packet:
* Optional: Any supplemental materials that would enhance nomination, including recommendation letters, resumes, etc.

Award recipients will be honored at the 14th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards on Tuesday, April 9. For questions, call 612-330-1499.

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Look for a Package in your Email

Yes, you read it right! Students will no longer get yellow slips in their campus boxes notifying them they've received a package. Look for a message in your Augsburg email instead. You will come to Shipping/Receiving in the lower level of Christensen Center, just like you are used to, but you will sign for your package on a signature pad (be prepared to show your ID). Staff and Faculty will also see emails that they have received a package; packages will be delivered like normal and you will also sign on a signature pad. We are thrilled with our new system to track packages at Augsburg; both the notification to you and our control of packages is greatly improved. We are also eliminating thousands of paper forms!

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Audio Replay of Feb. 19 Open Conversation

An audio replay of this past Tuesday's Open Conversation is available on the State of the College page. To access the State of the College page, log into Inside Augsburg, then go to College Reports, where the State of the College link may be found at the top of the page.

The audio replay is probably best heard by using headphones. We also have included slides from the session plus a handful of additional slides outlining the major items covered in each of the three topic areas to aid listeners in following the replay.

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Apply to go Backstage at April 7 Bon Jovi Concert

Augsburg College was selected to participate in the Bon Jovi Community Service College Campaign when the band is at the Xcel Energy Center on Sunday, April 7, for its national/international "Because We Can" tour.

The community service campaign is an opportunity for as many as six Auggies who are community leaders and/or involved in community service to participate in the program. The program is open to undergraduate, adult undergraduate and graduate students. Students who are selected to participate will work with the Bon Jovi management and production team on the day of the concert. Students will gain hands-on experience in public relations, media, management, and ticketing.

Students can apply, or be nominated by faculty or staff, to participate in the program.

Applicants/nominees must:
--Be in good academic standing
--Have a demonstrated history of campus or community leadership and/or engagement

To apply or nominate a student, please:
--Write an essay of 200-250 words describing the individual's community leadership and/or engagement and how this opportunity will add to the individual's Auggie experience

Applications also should include the individual's:
--First and last name
--Email address and phone number
--Major area(s) of study
--Membership in student and/or community groups
--Hometown (city and state or city and country if outside the U.S.)

Applications/nominations are due by 4 p.m., Wednesday, February 27. Applications/nominations must be sent to with "Bon Jovi Because We Can" in the subject line.

All participants will be expected to take part in on-campus media opportunities, as well as be available for potential print and broadcast media photo shoots and/or interviews.

Participants will be selected by 6 p.m., Thursday, February 28.

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Bookstore Closed Friday, Feb. 22

Bookstore Closed Friday, Feb. 22
The bookstore will be closed, Friday Feb.22nd for our year end inventory. The bookstore will be open Saturday, Feb. 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause.

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2013-2014 FAFSA Renewal

It's that time again! The FAFSA application for the 2013-2014 year is now available for students returning to Augsburg in the Fall of 2013. The FAFSA is the application required to determine your eligibility for access to financial aid during your time at Augsburg, and must be renewed every year.

May 1st is the deadline to apply for financial aid at Augsburg. All Day College students must submit their application by this date or risk losing some of the aid that may be available to you.

Don't forget to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing your FAFSA this year. This function pre-populates your tax information into the application, which reduces your chances of being selected for verification later on. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is available for use on the FAFSA 2-3 weeks after electronically filing your taxes, and 6-8 weeks after filing paper taxes.

Questions? Stop by the Enrollment Center and speak with any of our Student Financial Services Counselors or call us at 612-330-1046.

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Cap & Gown Information

Cap & Gown Information

Graduating in May?

Cap and Gowns must be reserved online by March 7th.
You will not need to pay until you pick up in the store. Cap & Gowns will be ready to pick on April 9th at the Day Grad Fair from 10:30- 1:30p.m. If you are unable to make it to the Grad Fair, you are able to pick up any time the store is open till graduation. If your gown is not reserved by March 7th, a $15.00 late charge will be added to the final cost of your cap and gown.

Graduating in June?

Cap and Gowns must be reserved online by April 9th.
You will not need to pay until you pick up at the store. Cap & Gowns will be ready to purchase on May 11th at the WEC/Masters Grad Fair 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. If you are unable to make it to the Grad Fair, you are able to pick up any time the store is open till graduation. If your gown is not reserved by April 9th, a $15.00 late charge will be added to the final cost of your cap and gown.

Prices for Cap & Gowns
Bachelor's Cap, Gown & Tassel - $52.95
Master's Cap, Gown, Tassel, & Hood -$91.00
Bachelor's gown only- $33.95
Master's gown only - $36.00
Cap $10.00
Tassel $11.00
Hood $36.00

Please be sure to stop by the bookstore for your Grad Fair – in addition to purchasing your cap & gown, pick up your five free announcements, look at custom announcements, and diploma frames!

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Dining Services

Nabo is offering a meal replacement special, one meal plan meal per week can be used to purchase the special of the day at Nabo from 1:30 p.m. to close.

The special today is a Garlic Chicken Pasta with a bread stick and a fountain drink.

Einstein Bros:

Stop in and try one of our Egg White Bagel Thin Sandwiches. We are also featuring a combo option with a sandwich and a coffee.

The Commons:

Due to an event in the Commons, brunch on Saturday 2/23 will be served in the OGC Lobby from 12:00-1:30. We apologize for any inconvenience.

In observation of Lent we will be having Fish every Friday starting this Friday the 15th.

Breakfast: 7:30-9:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast: 9:45-11 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Pizza, Sandwich, Salad Bar: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30-7 p.m.

Flex Points can be purchased online at You can pay with your student account or credit card.

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Event Announcements

Learn How to Apply for Medical School- Feb. 27

Med School Application Orientation Session
February 27th, 6-8pm @ OGC 112

URGO will be hosting a Med School Application Orientation Session to discuss the application timeline, application components, and strategies for producing a high-quality application. You will have the opportunity to hear from alumni who just recently completed the application process and those who are currently in medical school. While the session will be geared toward those who are applying this upcoming summer, we strongly encourage all those who are interested in medical school to come and learn about the process.

Dinner will be provided.

If you are interested in medical school but cannot make the session, please email us at

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Women's Resource Center Brown Bag Event

The Women's Resource Center is hosting a brown bag event on Thursday, February 28th from 11 A.M. until 12 P.M in the conference room in Sverdrop 207. This brown bag event is centered around the topic of race and how it impacts people in their personal lives. There will be four panelists that will speak about their experience with race and answering other questions regarding racial issues. This event is open to all faculty, staff and students. There will be food and refreshments provided at the event.

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Mindful Eating with Free Dinner

Eating is something we all do, but every one's experience can be different. Come investigate your relationship to food, hunger and craving through guided meditation and discussion. We will do one eating meditation with fruit, and then further explore mindful eating with a free buffet dinner catered from a local restaurant.

This mindful eating experience is one of many events scheduled during Love Your Body Week and is co-hosted by the Mindfulness for Students Club & CCHP.

The Mindful Eating Experience will be next Tuesday, February 26th from 5:30- 7:00 PM in OGC 100.

Any questions, please feel free to call the CCHP office at 612-330-1707.

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AugSTEM Speaker Ken Rosenblum – On-Campus TODAY

Ken Rosenblum will be on campus today presenting his work "Nanotemplating with Porous Aluminum Oxide and some Life Lessons". The talk will be held at 2:30 pm in Lindell 301 and all students are welcome to attend. This event is co-sponsored by the AugSTEM Scholars Program and the Augsburg SPS (Society of Physics Students).

For more information please contact or visit the STEM Programs website at:

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Day at the Capitol Event

On April 11th, students will have the chance to visit the Capitol to show support for the Private College State Grant that provides financial aid for students. Due to recent budget deficits, the State Grant is in danger of being discontinued, so come out to show your support! Transportation, lunch, and a t-shirt is provided free of charge, followed by a dessert reception with former U.S. Representative Martin Sabo after the event. Get more information and register here:

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Staff Senate Open Forum on Tues, Feb 26

Staff Senate invites all staff members to its monthly Open Forum on Tuesday, February 26 from 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. in Marshall Room. Heather Riddle, the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, will be our featured guest; she will introduce herself to staff and discuss that division's goals for the upcoming year. All staff members are welcome to attend!

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Scripps Spelling Bee – 2 More Volunteers Needed

Augsburg College is excited to host the 2013 Minnesota Seven County Metro Area Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 in Hoversten Chapel. Fifty 4th-8th grade students will be competing for a chance to advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. and we are looking for volunteer judges to participate in the event! You will be asked to arrive on campus at 11:30 AM. The event ending time is dependent upon the number of elimination rounds, but is likely to conclude prior to or by 6 PM. Lunch will be provided. The positions needing to be filled are:

1 appeals judges, can be Augsburg staff, faculty or students.
1 audio judge to work with AV guy if we need to recall a spelled word. Can be Augsburg staff, faculty or students.

If interested please contact Kristin Daniels, Senior Admissions Counselor - 612.330.1577 or at your earliest convenience. Thank you!

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National Philanthropy Day Thursday Feb 28

Join the Augsburg Stewards in Christensen Center on Thursday February 28 from 10 a.m. until noon to celebrate the thousands of donors that give millions to make your education at Augsburg possible. We'll be writing thank you notes to donors & sharing why we love Augsburg College. Also, bring your piggy bank and empty out the spare change to help your class win the Feed the Pig Competition!

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Next Tuesday: New Deadline for Tanzania Study Abroad

We've got a great group of students signed up for the Nature and Vocation on Kilimanjaro program coming up this summer -- all that's missing is YOU!

We've got a few spaces left and decided to extend the deadline to give students more time to complete the application -- and we decided to make it interesting. All those who have complete applications by the new deadline of February 26 will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

So check out the online brochure for the program:

... and contact Andrea Dvorak with any questions at or 612-330-1669

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Keeping Clean Yard Sale

As Spring slowly arrives, we all begin to clean out our closets, dorm spaces, homes and apartments in celebration of warmer weather.

Augsburg Step-Up and members of Project Management Section A, are asking for your help by donating your gently used clothing, accessories, dorm room/apartment furnishings, and electronics. Items will be donated to the First annual Keeping clean Yard Sale, Fundraiser and Informational. Being held on Sunday April 7, 2013 In the Oren Gateway Atrium from 8am-5pm

We as Students of Project Management Section are looking to raise awareness and support of Augsburg's Step-Up program, the country's largest residential college recovery program. Every year Augsburg's Step-Up program serves and assists around 85 students from around the country and has served over 600 individuals during its strong sixteen year history.

All the proceeds made from this yard sale will go to the building of a Scholarship fund that would benefit the countless Students within the Step-Up program who cannot afford the ever rising cost of tuition, housing, and books.

With the help of donations from the Augsburg community and the broader surrounding Twin Cities area, we hope to make a difference and show our support for a pivotal group in our Augsburg community. All donations can be made to us in the Christensen Center on:
•Tuesday March 5th from 11:20 to 3:30pm
•Wednesday March 13th from 11:20 to 3:30pm
•Wednesday March 26th from 11:20 to 3:30pm
•and Wednesday March 27th from 11:20pm to 3:30pm

For more information on how to donate or about the Keeping clean yard sale and Fundraiser for Step-Up please contact us at:

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Interested in Performing

Interested in performing? Like Drag shows? Come be a part of the Drag Show hosted by QSU in April! We are looking for amateur Queens & Kings as well as any other type of performance - band, live, lip syncing, you name it.

If interested in performing, contact Katie at

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Discount Tickets for Nobel Peace Prize Forum

The 25th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum, scheduled from March 8-10, provides the Augsburg community the opportunity to hear from global, national and local leaders on topics related to peace and peacemaking. The cost for Augsburg students to attend is only $10 per day. The cost for Augsburg faculty and staff is only $20 per day, a discount of 50 percent from the full price of $40 per day. Faculty and staff should use the code "AUGSBURG" at the time of registration to receive the discount. This discount only is valid for Augsburg College faculty and staff. Register online at .

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Fish Dinners on Friday

Great Fish Dinners!

St. Albert the Great Church
East 29th Street and 32nd Avenue S.(in Longfellow neighborhood)
Every Friday in Lent (Feb.15th-March 22nd)

Award winning baked and fried tilapia, potatoes, cole slaw, roll, desserts and beverage.
Classic church BINGO, too!

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