Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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"The Generation of 1914": Lindell 2nd Floor

Exactly 99 years ago -- on 22 April 1915 -- chemical warfare was set loose on the world when the German Army deployed 168 tons of chlorine gas at Langemark-Poelkapelle, north of Ypres, Belgium, in World War I. The combatants had already tested ethyl bromoacetate (tear gas), but chlorine gas was far more lethal...

To read more, visit the pop-up museum on the second floor of Lindell Library through April 29.

Marking the centennial of 1914, students in the History capstone and keystone (HIS 480) have pursued extensive research on "The Generation of 1914." Our discoveries are shocking, puzzling, sobering, and instructive. In this exhibit, we share small pieces of our much larger projects.

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On-Campus GRE Prep Course - Register Now

Augsburg offers an eight week GRE prep course each summer for students and alumni at a cost well below those found at private test centers. This course is taught by Augsburg faculty and staff and walks students through each section of the general test. Throughout the course students complete sample test questions and receive in-depth feedback and instruction. Registration is first come, first served, so sign up now at:

May 27-July 22
Tuesdays 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $75

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Workshop: Engaging Internationalization, 5/7

Engaging Internationalization: You, Your Students, and the Campus

Jointly sponsored by the Office of International Programs and CTL

Wednesday, May 7
1:00-3:30 p.m.
Old Main 105

Join this workshop to learn how you and your department can support revitalized internationalization efforts on campus. This session will examine how international students and scholars, study abroad, and our international campuses can enrich your classroom and curriculum. You will hear from faculty colleagues on innovative approaches they have taken to internationalize their classrooms. Explore how your department can begin to or further integrate education abroad into the curriculum.

Contact Leah Spinosa de Vega for more information. To reserve your spot, please RSVP here for the workshop:

RSVP >>>>

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Scholarly Writing Retreat

Do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write/work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. The retreat will take place at the Dunrovin Retreat Center outside Marine on St. Croix ( The center will be open for our use from Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m. through Tuesday, May 20 at 1 p.m. (after lunch).

The Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat. There will be no charge for participants. To make a reservation, please email

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Applying for Med, PA, PT, or Other Health Schools?

URGO will be hosting Application Bootcamp for students and alumni who are applying to professional schools in the health field this year (Medicine, Dentistry, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, etc.). The bootcamp includes three sessions:

May 8, 10-2 in Sverdrup 201
May 14, 10-2 in Sverdrup 201
May 19, 10-2 in Sverdrup 201

It will feature application instruction from Dr. Dale Pederson, personal statement guidance from Dr. Dal Liddle, and individualized advising from URGO. Students are strongly recommended to attend all three sessions to develop a high quality application, and are encouraged to sign up for as many sessions as possible. The work time and support is designed for students at all stages of the application process, those who haven't started yet and those who are well underway. Students who attend will receive priority feedback on applications and secondaries following bootcamp.

Follow the link below to register!

If you have any questions,email or call 612-330-1446

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Your Input is Wanted: CLASS Director Search TODAY

This week, we will welcome two candidates for the CLASS Office Director position to campus for interviews. Each candidate has been asked to develop a 15-minute presentation discussing the key challenges and opportunities in disability services at a college. After the presentation, audience members will be invited to ask the candidate questions and provide feedback for the search committee. You can help make the search a success by attending the presentation sessions, asking questions, and providing your input.

Please join us for one or more of the interview sessions:

1) Wednesday, April 23 from 11:30-12:30 in OGC 100.
2) Friday, April 25 from 3:15-4:15 in LIN 301.

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General Announcements

HSA Financial Forum Webinars

Do you have a HSA? Optum Health will offer three Financial Forum webinars to help you plan, save, and pay for qualified medical expenses, and to potentially grow your savings tax-free by investing in mutual funds.

You will learn:
- Who is eligible to invest
- How to use the available educational and account management tools
- How to set up an investment account, select funds, and allocate dollars
- How to transfer money between your HSA and investment account

Financial Forums have a 20/20 format -- taking only 40 minutes out of your day. The first 20 minutes are dedicated to discussing the HSA topic, with the last 20 minutes held for Q&A.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to take full advantage of the tax-free savings your HSA offers.

Times/Dates the forum is offered:
- Thursday, April 24 - 11:00 a.m.
- Wednesday, May 7 - 3:00 p.m.
- Thursday, May 22 - 3:00 p.m.

Space fills up quickly, so register today. For more information or to sign up, visit:

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Great Colleges: You Shared Your Voices

The survey officially closed on April 18 and I am pleased to report that ModernThink noted our participation as outstanding.

ModernThink will be analyzing the data over the next several months. Once the aggregate data has been received we will make sure it is made available to everyone to review. Watch for information to be available sometime in the fall.

Until then let's give ourselves a pat on the back for reaching an overall participation rate of 66 percent!

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Spanish Conversation this Thurs.- Last of Semester

Join us for the last Spanish conversation group of the semester! Drop in and tell us what your plans are for the summer. If you are graduating, congratulations! We'd love to hear from you in the future; please keep in touch.

This Thurs. Patricia Mack will share stories of her recent visit to parts of Peru, including Machu Picchu. We meet from 11:30-1:00pm in the Riverside Rm., 2nd fl. Christensen Center. Feel free to bring your lunch.

If you have any questions, contact Anita Fisher, ext. 1082 or Kate Reinhardt, ext. 1081. We hope to see you there!

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TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions

TIAA-CREF regularly offers individual counseling sessions at no additional cost to you.

You can discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.

Sessions will be:
Tuesday, April 29, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sverdrup 102)
Wednesday, April 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sverdrup 102)
Thursday, May 1, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sverdrup 102)

Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as you can.
To sign up call 1-866-843-5640, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (CT).

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Internal Job Posting - Student Financial Services

Human Resources has posted two job postings for internal candidates only. Please visit the HR Moodle site to view and apply for these positions. The application deadline is April 29.

Thank you!
Human Resources

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Tuition Benefit Application Deadlines

The following deadlines are for classes starting Fall 2014. If you have questions regarding deadlines for spring or summer courses, please contact Human Resources at

Applications for benefits for students attending Augsburg:
Classes starting Fall 2014: Application due July 1, 2014

Applications for exchange benefits:
ACTC Schools Application due April 15, 2014
CIC, TE, ELCA schools Application due May 1, 2014

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Event Announcements

Staff Senate Open Forum TODAY

Martha Truax, director of annual giving, and Ben Krouse-Gagne, assistant director of annual giving, will lead an interactive discussion to get people thinking about philanthropy and how it supports the Augsburg mission.

Wednesday, April 23
Noon-12:30 p.m.
Marshall Room, Christensen Center

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Therapy Dogs on Campus Thursday

CCHP welcomes back Paws for Learning for some pre-finals week stress relief. Please stop by Christensen Center on Thursday 4/24 between noon and 2 p.m. to meet and greet and relieve some stress with the therapy dogs.

Additional stress relief tips will also be available for anyone interested. Any questions, please call the CCHP office at 612-330-1707.

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TODAY: The Art and Science of Minneapolis Cuisine

Science 123 and the Campus Kitchen invite the Augsburg community to participate in our final homework assignment of the semester. Students in the course Science 123 have dined out in the city to see the food materials science they have learned about all semester put to practice. You can join them, support the local food scene, and then meet some of the chefs!

Tonight, (OGC 100, 7-8 p.m.) we will have a conversation with Landon Schoenefeld (Haute Dish), Erick Harcey (Victory 44), Karyn Tomlinson (Borough) about creativity, food, science, and the careers of professional chefs.

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Best of Augsburg Film Festival, Saturday 4/26, 2 p.m.

You are invited to attend the Best of Augsburg Film Festival on Saturday, April 26 in Sateren Auditorium at 2 p.m.

Selected works created by Augsburg students during the 2013-14 year will be screened. A panel of guest judges will be present and awards will be handed out. Any questions or comments, or individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations, contact Dylan Lowry, Studio and Equipment Manager at

Join the Facebook event and invite your friends and family:

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Two Worlds: Immigrant Experiences and Perspectives

Come join us as students in Social Problems Analysis (SOC 390) present their class project focusing on immigration. Titled "Two Worlds: Immigrant Experiences, Journeys, and Perspectives," the presentation will be on Thursday, April 24 at 6 p.m. in Kennedy 303. Hope to see you there! Snacks provided.

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EP!C Summer Send-Off Wednesday

Please join the EP!C peer health educators for a fun interactive evening of games and information as we prepare to leave Augsburg for summer break or graduation! We will have an obstacle course done with the impaired vision goggles, bean bag toss, health questions and free condoms. We will also have ice cream sundaes!

Please stop by the East Commons on Wednesday 4/23/14 from 5-6:30 p.m. and get your summer tips for being safe and healthy!!

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