Friday, February 5, 2016
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Nominate a Colleague - Teaching and Learning Awards

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the 2016 awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning.

Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, or service.

All full-time faculty or staff members who have been employed at the college for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

For more information and to submit the online nomination form, go to

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Faculty Research Abroad

Augsburg Global Affiliate, IES Abroad, is offering two research associate grants for faculty from its member schools. Research associates will be in residence at any IES Abroad Center for up to one month over a summer or semester program. Associates should be prepared to teach up to two guest lectures in IES Abroad courses, and the associate's research interests should relate to the Center's curriculum. Please note adjunct faculty are not eligible.

View Program/Academic Discipline/Locations:

IES Abroad will provide:

Assistance with introductions for research and introduce faculty members to local colleagues on-site
Transportation to and from the Center
Housing allowance of $1,000


March 1, 2016, for Fall 2016
June 1, 2016, for Spring 2017 and Summer 2017
How to Nominate
Please complete this form and upload the following documents:

1) Nomination from a department chair or Dean
One single spaced page or less addressing:

The applicant's qualifications for teaching this course.
The applicant's contribution to his/her home university.
The connection between the recommender and applicant.

2) Letter describing the applicant's research
One single spaced page or less addressing:

What type of research do you plan to conduct?
Why did you choose the IES Abroad program and location?
How does your research relate to the Center's existing curriculum?
What do you hope to contribute/gain while conducting research and teaching a few guest lectures at the Center?
3) Applicant's Curriculum Vitae

Employment history
Published works
Language abilities
International experience

See website:
Please email

General Questions about IES and assistance identifying location can also be directed to Leah in CGEE

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Institutional Assessment Resources

A new web page on Augsburg's institutional assessment activities is now live.

Go to to learn more about the three-year assessment cycle and access our most recent institutional assessment data.

For even more information, visit the Assessment Moodle site:

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Faculty Inclusion Reading and Discussion - Feb. 10

Striving for an Inclusive Faculty: Discussing James Baldwin's "A Talk to Teachers"
Wednesday, February 10
9:30-11:00am, Marshall Room

All faculty and staff are invited to participate in the next "Striving for an Inclusive Faculty" group discussion. Next Wednesday's event will explore the aims of education in a democracy through a democratic discussion structure, the Paideia Seminar.

Please RSVP to to receive a reading guide and copy of the reading, James Baldwin's "A Talk to Teachers."

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Study in Denmark This Summer

Need ENL and SOC credits still? Why not do it in Copenhagen, Denmark this summer?

Join the Copenhagen Real and Imagined: Literature, Film and the City program this summer from May 20 to June 5.

For more information and to apply, go to

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Assessment Lunch & Learn on Wednesday

Faculty - next Wednesday, grab lunch in the Commons (it's on us!) and join your colleagues in the Augsburg Room for an informal presentation on our most recent assessment data from Director of Assessment Kristen Chamberlain.

You heard that right. Free lunch. Just RSVP to

Wednesday, February 10
Augsburg Room, Christensen Center

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Scholarship, Course Design, Travel $$$

Faculty, apply online now for three grants from the Center for Teaching and Learning.

***All three grants are due FEBRUARY 15, 2016***

The Scholarship Grant supports the scholarly endeavors of full-time faculty. Grants will likely be in the form of two course reassignments, two $4,000 grants, and up to four $2,000 grants.

The Provost's Internationalization Travel Grant awards two travel grants of up to $2,500 to faculty interested in pursuing teaching, research, curriculum development/integration, or other scholarly collaboration with an Augsburg international program or international partner institution.

The Integrated Course Design Grant provides an opportunity for faculty to spend a significant amount of time on course design. The stipend amount is $2,000.

View detailed grant information and access the application forms at

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General Announcements

Paid Internship in China

Augsburg graduates and graduating seniors (May 2016) are invited to apply for a one-academic year Internship at UIC. Applications for the Intern position must be completed and submitted to UIC's International Development Office no later than the 14th of February 2016.

More info and application form:
Inquiries: or

Requirements for the Application include:

1. Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree in any relevant programme.

2. A full transcript of academic work completed with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

3. Two letters of recommendation from academic staff supporting the application.

4. A full personal resume including an expression of interest in a position in a specific programme which is offered as a major at UIC. The applicant should articulate the skills and experience he/she would bring to this specific area of the UIC academic programme. General Education is also a viable academic area in which to pursue an Intern position. See the following website for more information on the academic curriculum at UIC:

5. Additional information of activities, working experiences, travel and special strengths including computer/technology skills which are important in assuming the role of an Intern.

6. Agreement to enroll in a specially designed "Chinese Language, Culture, History and Development Programme"(see Compensation for the Intern Position at UIC below for details) offered by the Centre for Chinese Language and Culture (CLC) at UIC during their year of residence at UIC.

7. An interview conducted by the Director of International Education at the home institution in which the applicant is enrolled. It is the applicant's responsibility to schedule this interview with the Director of International Education at his/her home institution.

Compensation for the Intern position at UIC:

1. A monthly housing allowance (RMB1000, for example, for shared apartments at Horizon Cove) will be granted; health insurance; and a round-trip economy air ticket from home country to China of up to RMB11, 000 on a reimbursement basis (the China-home country ticket is given upon successful completion of contract) and ferry or bus fare from airport of arrival to Zhuhai;

2. A monthly stipend of RMB 6000 ($950 US) is paid from assumption of duties in August/September to the end of June. During this period Interns are involved in assigned duties and organizing activities (see requirements and responsibilities of Interns below).

3. A "Chinese Language, Culture, History and Development Programme" consisting of (a) two Chinese language classes of 3 hours weekly in both semesters; (b) lectures/seminars on Chinese culture, history and development at fortnightly intervals, 2 to 3 hours each, 3 to 4 times per semester; and (c) 2-4 visits to historical sites and museums in nearby locations to appreciate the great depth of Chinese history and culture.

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Food Service Hours

2/5/16 Friday
Einstein's is open from 7:30am-8:00pm, with the Late Night Menu starting at 7:00pm.
Nabo is open from 7:30am-6:00pm, with hot food starting at 10:00am.
The Commons is open from 7:30am-7:00pm.

2/6/16 Saturday
Einstein's is open from 7:30am-5:00pm.
Nabo is open from 10:00am-2:00pm
The Commons is open from 11:30am-1:00pm for Brunch and from 5:00pm-7:00pm for Dinner.

2/7/16 Sunday
Einstein's is Closed.
Nabo is Closed.
The Commons is open from 11:30am-1:00pm for Brunch and from 5:00pm-7:00pm for Dinner.

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Art Club Seeking New Members

Art Club is excited to announce its interest to expand its membership to include students from all creative disciplines this spring. They are seeking students from the Film, Music, Theater, Art Education and Writing departments to help plan and carry out creative projects throughout the year. Art Club is looking for new and fresh perspectives to broaden the base of disciplines and create projects and programs that reflect broader creative interests.

Art Club would like to invite interested students to its first meeting on Tuesday, February 9, at 4:30 pm in Old Main 6.

Come share your ideas and vision to expand Art Club's outreach and programming.

For further information contact: Ijaaz Cousin or Susan Boecher

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Food Service Specials

2/5/16 Friday
There is Carved Leg of Lamb at Lunch in The Commons!

2/6/16 Saturday
There is Fish and Chips at Dinner!

2/7/16 Sunday
There are Fish Tacos at Dinner!

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The Environmental Student Leaders Action Network has introduced Terracycle bins to the Urness bathrooms. The bins will collect Personal care products such as: toothpaste, toothbrushes, shower products, deodorant, etc. The floor that collects the most wins a PIZZA PARTY! The competition ends on March 10! There is another Terracycle bin for community use in Christensen.

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Staff Senate Staff Award Nominees Needed

Nominations for the 2016 Augsburg Outstanding Staff Awards are now being accepted through February 12.

The Outstanding Staff Award is intended to recognize exceptional Augsburg staff members who exemplify the mission statement of the College through their actions. Recipients of this award consistently go above and beyond the call of duty by providing exceptional service to others and/or making innovative and outstanding contributions to enhance the objectives of their department or the Augsburg community. There are six awards given out each year.

All Augsburg faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to nominate staff members. More information about the award and process are online at the nomination form link below.


All nomination materials must be submitted to Jim Matthias ( no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, February 12.

All recipients will be announced at the Staff Appreciation Event on Thursday, March 3 from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Hoversten Chapel.

Questions about the process can be directed to

Thank you,

2015-16 Staff Senate

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Food Service Menus

2/5/16 Friday
The Nabo Special today is 3 Chicken Tenders and French Fries with a 16oz Fountain Soda.

Today there is Grilled to Order Sausage Bar at World Flavors!

Market Place is Serving Roast Turkey Breast, Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Dill, Winter Vegetable Rissoto, and Broccoli with Walnuts & Parmesan.

Vege is Serving Mexican Corn, Pesto Brown Rice, Oven Roasted Fries with Dry Rub, and Butternut Squash Rice.

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Tickets Still Remaining - ABO Timberwolves Outing

Join the Augsburg Business Organization (ABO) as we head to Target Center on Monday, February 8, for a Q&A session on careers in sports with team President Chris Wright and their Human Resources Director. After the presentation, we'll stay for the 7 pm game with the Wolves taking on the New Orleans Pelicans. Lower level tickets are $20 for Augsburg students and $30 for guests. Prices include the pre-game presentation, tickets to the game and a $5 food voucher.

RSVP ASAP to Only 5 more tickets remain!

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Event Announcements

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Workshops 2/12 & 2/18

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Workshops in 2/12 & 2/18

Learn how to win $3,000 - $8,000 for studying abroad through the Gilman Scholarship*.

Application Deadline for Summer and Fall: March 1, 2016

Attend one of the following workshops

Workshop A
Friday, February 12
Lower Level, Christensen Center, Suite 2

Workshop B
Thursday, February 18
2:00-3:00 pm
Lower Level, Christensen Center, Suite 2

*Eligibility: Pell Grant Recipient, US Citizen (by time of travel), program length 4+ weeks, You may not apply for a Gilman Scholarship if you wish to study in Cuba or in a country that is currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning.

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TODAY 1-5:30 - Jump Start Your STEM Job Search

Join us this Friday, February 5th, at the "Jump Start Your STEM Job Search Workshop"! This on-campus event is ideal for STEM majors who wish to secure an internship or job offer in the near future.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:
-Network with STEM industry recruiters and leaders from organizations including Thomson Reuters, Life-Science Innovations, Be the Match, Metropolitan Council, Recursive Awesome, United Health Group - Optum, and CH Robinson.
-Discover the best way to tell your own STEM story on LinkedIn and in job interviews.
-Learn how to incorporate your strengths in your job search.
-Get a FREE LinkedIn head shot taken by a professional photographer.
-Explore "What STEM Employers Want" by participating in an interactive panel discussion with STEM industry recruiters and leaders.

Registration is required.

Go to
to register for this FREE event!

Friday, February 5, 2016
1:00-5:30 PM
Sateren Auditorium - Anderson Music Hall
Augsburg College

Jump Start Your STEM Job Search is sponsored by Thomson-Reuters, and presented by Augsburg College, the Minnesota High Tech Association, the North Star STEM Alliance, SciTechsperience, the Takoda Group, and Wallin Education Partners.

If you have questions about this event, please email

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Last Day To Sign Up - Alternative Spring Break '16

Today is the last chance to commit to joining in on this awesome service opportunity in sunny Laredo, TX this spring. Augsburg sends a group of about 25 students each year to a Habitat for Humanity site in one of the southern states of the US. If you like to work with your hands, are motivated by good causes, and would like to get to know some other Auggies, sign up by TODAY Feb. 5th using this link and dropping your documents off at the Campus Ministry office in Foss.

You can also email me, Vision, at or Lonna Field at

Sign up today :)

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Off-Campus Studies Fair - 2/12 in CC

Join us for the Off Campus Studies Fair
Friday, February 12
10:30 to 2:30 in Christensen

Fair Details:
Auggies can choose from over 300 programs in 90 countries, including the USA. Earn credit for your major, minor, or your generals, and have an off-campus adventure! Visit the fair to enter a drawing to win gift cards, tech, and other great prizes!

Where will you go?

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ELCA Summer Camp Job Fair - February 16

February 16
4-6:30 p.m.
East Commons, Christensen Center

Looking for a paid summer job? Want to gain leadership skills? Enjoy working with youth? Come to the ELCA Summer Camp Job Fair on Tuesday 2/16 at 4-6:30pm in the East Commons to visit with camp representatives from across the United States. Interview on the spot!

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Julie Schumacher Reading

Julie Schumacher, author of the campus satire Dear Committee Members and winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, will read on campus Monday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Barnes and Noble bookstore. Copies of her novel will be available for purchase at the bookstore. A question and answer session will follow the reading.

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MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

Register NOW! (Deadline: 2/12/16)

Are you a sophomore, junior, or senior? Attend the MN Private College Job & Internship Fair on Wednesday February 17th, 2016. Meet with employers from business, non-profit, government, science, and other sectors to pass out resumes, gather information, network, and arrange interviews. To register, go to . Pre-registration and a $10 fee is REQUIRED - no on-site registration!

Also, get your FREE professional LinkedIn Profile Picture taken at the fair!

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Daily Chapel @ 10:40am: Pastor Mike Matson

Join us for worship in the chapel today at 10:40am: Pastor Mike Matson preaching, Chaplain to Student Athletes. Friday chapel is followed by C3: Christ, Community & Coffee in the Foss Atrium.

Next Week in Chapel:

Monday, 2/8, 10:40am: The River Semester with Joe Underhill. Joe and some of his students will speak about their experience on the Mississippi during fall semester. Musician: Ian Underhill-Cady, pianist.

Tuesday, 2/9, 11:30am: Rebecca John, Vice President of Marketing & Communication, preaching

Wednesday, 2/10, 10:40am: Ash Wednesday Worship with Imposition of Ashes. Pastor Sonja Hagander, College Pastor & Director of Ministries, preaching. Musicians: Briana Ekstrom, vocalist; Mary Loewen, vocalist; and Brady Geary, pianist.

Thursday, 2/11, 11:30am: No Daily Chapel - All Hands Meeting

Friday, 2/12, 10:40am: Leif Anderson, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, preaching. Musicians: The Augsburg Choir. Followed by C3.

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

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EP!C Zumba Night TONIGHT

It may be chilly outside but it will be hot inside tonight when the EP!C peer health educators host instructor Kara Mallak for Glow in the Dark Zumba night, Please feel free to join us from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the East Commons of Christensen Center.

Why look for fun off-campus when you can have it right in your own back yard!! Hope to see you tonight!!

Wear comfortable, movable clothing and a white shirt to assist in the glow in the dark mood!!

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Auggie Networking Event - Register TODAY

Attention Students!

This is a reminder to sign up for the Auggie Networking Event next Tuesday, February 9th from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Chapel. This is a free event that includes professional head shots for your LinkedIn profile, food and refreshments.

Over 125 alumni have already signed up to attend, including alumni pop up speakers Banna Kidane '15, Kendall Christian '15, Dani Bonilla '13, Martha Rodriguez Quick '10 and more! Alumni from all professions will be in attendance. Don't miss this chance to build your network--this event only happens once a year!

Register before this Friday 2/5 at

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Kudos to CGEE's Margaret Anderson

Join me in congratulating Margaret on her 25 yrs working for Augsburg's Center for Global Education and Experience. CGEE is grateful for her dedication to the College, the Center and our students.

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Part Time Job Opening

Part Time Position at Eversharp Kitchen Store

Eversharp Kitchen store is a small family owned business, and we're looking for a part-time retail associate. We are looking for someone who is a self-motivated and able to take initiative in finding work that needs to be done. You should be friendly, helpful and enjoy being in the kitchen. Specific knowledge of our products will be learned through training. Our store hours are weekdays 9-5:30 and Saturday 8-4:30, we are flexible in scheduling but Saturday availability is important. Pay starts at $10 (up to $12 based on experience). Contact Maddie Jensen at with any questions or with your resume.

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