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Teaching and Learning
Internationalization Travel Grant: Apply by March 28
Two travel grants of up to $2,500 for round trip airfare will be awarded annually to faculty interested in pursuing teaching, research, curriculum, or other scholarly collaboration with an Augsburg international program or international partner institution. Two travel grants will be awarded annually for two different regions of the world:
*AFRICA - Center for Global Education study center in Namibia or through the study center with a local partner university or a Namibian NGO that partners with CGE
*ASIA - partner institutions in China (2) and Hong Kong
*EUROPE - partner institutions in Norway, Finland, Germany, Poland and Slovenia
*LATIN AMERICA - Center for Global Education in Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Nicaragua or through a CGE study center with a local university or NGO that partners with CGE.
To provide support for faculty to pursue international teaching, research or other scholarly collaboration with Augsburg College international programs or partner institutions. The program is designed to achieve three outcomes:
1) Develop faculty international knowledge, experience and relationships for internationalizing the campus and the curriculum.
2) Strengthen the relationship and collaboration between Augsburg College and its international programs and partners.
3) Support Faculty Intercultural Development
Apply on the CTL Grant Applications Website by Friday, March 28.
More than one grant may be awarded for a given region if multiple applications are received for one region and no viable applications for a second region are received by the deadline. Applications will be evaluated by the Committee on Faculty Development.
Questions can be directed to CTL Director, Tim Pippert firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study/Intern Abroad Deadline Extension - March 14
There is still time to apply to study abroad this summer or fall. The extended deadline is Friday, March 14.
1st Step: Attend an Info Session
MW 10:35 or TTHF 3:35
Augsburg Abroad Office| Christensen Center, Lower Level Suite 2
Zyzzogeton Registration Deadline March 14
Augsburg's annual student research festival, Zyzzogeton, will be held on April 11 from 2-4 p.m. in the Oren Gateway Atrium.
Students who plan to present their research or creative activity at this poster session will need to register at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/zyzzogeton by March 14. Poster and abstract submission directions are detailed at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/zyzzogeton as well.
If you need help creating your poster, URGO and McNair will be hosting a workshop on Wednesday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m. in Sverdrup 205.
Questions? Please contact email@example.com or stop by Science Hall 152.
McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2014
Augsburg College's TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting for Fall 2014 admission. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research, and other scholarly activities. McNair teams Scholars with other academically strong students who aspire to graduate study, and helps them to achieve that dream.
The McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The program provides coursework, workshops, and advising in preparation for graduate study. Also, the program assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2015.
The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.
If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 330-1380 to schedule an appointment. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the program or if you're unsure whether or not you qualify.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 28, 2014, 4 p.m.
Priority Deadline: Friday March 14, 2014
Peace Corps to Hold Info Session - Tuesday
Learn about opportunities to serve in the Peace Corps at an informational session on Tuesday, March 11 from 4:45-5:30 p.m. in the Christensen Center, Suite 100.
Get paid to live and make a difference overseas while building your resume through programs in business, health, education, agriculture, environment, and youth development. To learn more attend the information session or visit http://www.peacecorps.gov/apply/
Questions: email@example.com 612-330-1472
Summer Book Orders are Now Due
Please submit your summer orders as quickly as possible! Thank you to all faculty who have turned them in!
Bookstore Closed March 14
The bookstore will be close Friday, March 14 for our year-end inventory. We appreciate your patience with our closing.
MNUDL Middle School Championships March 19 and 20
Looking for volunteer hours? Need extra credits for class?
Volunteer with the MN Urban Debate League! Be a judge at our Middle School Championships held at the U of M West Bank on March 19 or March 20, from 3:15 - 6:45 p.m. We will feed you, train you, and pay you!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612.330.1730 if you are interested.
All 20 oz. Gatorade, soda, and waters are 2 for $2.50 in the Bookstore!
Nominations Open for Augsburg Leadership Awards
Nominations are open for the 2013-2014 Augsburg Leadership Awards through TODAY at NOON! These awards recognize student leaders and student groups for their innovative and outstanding leadership during the academic year. All students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members are strongly encouraged to submit nominations; self-nominations are also encouraged. To nominate an individual or a student group, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1otV7N4FfdLsi_bSL0gHVMkzGL2nZk-97ATv-W9FUSMA/viewform
Questions can be directed to Michael Grewe at email@example.com.
Internship Info Session - Strommen Center 3/10 4:30
The Office of International Programs, in partnership with the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work, invites you to learn more about international internships! Build a global skill set and earn academic credit on Augsburg's own internship programs in Latin America and Africa - or live, learn and work in another location via a partner program. We will discuss how internships fit into your academic plan, why interning abroad is a good choice, and financial aid and scholarship options.
Summer and fall internships are still available!
Come meet with Andrea Dvorak on March 10 from 4:30-5:00 in the Strommen Center, main floor of Christensen Center. Yummy snacks will be provided.
If you want to know about what benefits you get from Intern Abroad,
Sabo Symposium: Building the Society We Want
Join us for a conversation on society, culture, and the economy with Mitch Pearlstein, president of the Center for the American Experiment, and Dane Smith, president of Growth and Justice.
March 25, 2014, 7:00-8:30 p.m. | Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center | Augsburg College
Pearlstein, PhD, is founder and president of Center of the American Experiment, a nonpartisan, tax-exempt, public policy and educational institution which brings conservative and free market ideas to bear on the hardest problems facing Minnesota and the nation. Pearlstein served two years in the U.S. Department of Education during the Reagan and Bush administrations.
Since 2007, Smith has been president of Growth and Justice, a nonpartisan policy research and advocacy organization focused on achieving a more inclusive prosperity for Minnesota, and supporting investments and policies that foster both business growth and economic justice. Smith's career includes 30 years as a journalist for the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press, where he developed a solid reputation reporting and writing about state, local, and federal government and politics.
This Symposium is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Minnesota.
Staff Appreciation Event Set for March 11
Staff members are invited to join Staff Senate in a celebration of Augsburg College staff. We will honor those who celebrated their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, and 30th anniversaries in 2013 as well as the Outstanding Staff Award winners.
Tuesday, March 11
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center (Change in venue from last year)
This year we would request staff bring a donation of nonperishable food or a toiletry item for the Augsburg College food shelf, Campus Cupboard (see a list of needed items at http://inside.augsburg.edu/foodshelf/).
In order to honor the work of all staff nominated for the Outstanding Staff Award, below are this year's nominees. There are six award recipients chosen from this list. They will be announced at the celebration event.
List of nominees for Outstanding Staff Award
Tina Brauer -- Administrative Assistant, Music Department
Amanda Burgess -- Assistant Director, Student Financial Services
Jodi Collen -- Director, Event and Conference Planning
Crystal Comer -- Registrar, Registrar's Office
Amy Hanson -- Administrative Assistant, Campus Ministry
Scott Krajewski -- Director, Information Technology
Ann Lutterman-Aguilar -- Mexico Site Director, Center for Global Education
Regina McGoff -- Director, Center for Global Education
Elizabeth Peszynski -- Administrative Assistant, Physician Assistant Program
Mulugeta Sedoro -- Custodian, Custodial Services
Nancy Shaeffer -- Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions
James Shropshire -- Assistant Director of Operation and Investigation, Public Safety
Eric Strom -- Academic Liaison For Computing, Information Technology
Martha Truax -- Director of Annual Giving, Development
Abennet Tulu -- Custodian, Custodial Services
Steff Weiss -- Director, News and Media Services
Strommen Executive Speakers Series - Jon Campbell
STROMMEN EXECUTIVE SPEAKERS SERIES
April, 3 2014 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Jon Campbell, SVP, Wells Fargo
Please join us on Thursday, April 3, 2014 for our next Strommen Executive Speakers Series event featuring Jon Campbell, SVP of Wells Fargo. Campbell has 36 years of banking experience at Wells Fargo, one of the largest banks in the nation. Join us to learn more about Jon Campbell and his career path characterized by a strong emphasis on community service.
Light refreshments will be available prior to the event and a wine and cheese networking event will directly after Campbell's presentation. The event is free but we ask that you register at www.augsburg.edu/alumni/events.
Daily Chapel Series: Create in Me a Clean Heart
Join us in the chapel today for worship at 10:40 am as we continue our Lenten journey. Pastor Sonja Hagander preaching, "Unmasked/Masked." We welcome the Madeleine Dring Trio: Madeleine Dring, piano; Merilee Klemp, oboe; and Trudi Anderson, flute.
After chapel, stay for C3: Christ, Community & Coffee! All are welcome.
10:40 a.m., Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
Screenwriter Nicole Brending, Thursday, March 13
Screenwriter and MFA Mentor Nicole Brending will be screening her work on Thursday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Marshall Room, Christensen Center.
Nicole is a three-time Jerome Foundation Grand recipient, a former McKnight Screenwriting Fellow, as well as the winner of the Ezra Litwak Award for Distinction in Screenwriting. Her feature project PRESERVATION was the only American project selected for the 2011 Berlinale Co-Production Market and her short films have garnered such awards as "Best of the Fest" (Palm Springs), "Best Short" (Hamburg and Q Cinema), the "Prix de Varti" (Ann Arbor). She graduated with honors from Columbia University's MFA Film Program and has developed projects for the Robert Evans Company, Blossom Films and Fido Features, to name a few.
This is a MFA info session event, and is open to the public.
Augsburg Bonner Leaders Host Mental Health Talk
David Wellstone, the son of the late Paul Wellstone, is coming to Augsburg College on Monday to speak about his co-funded non-profit, Let's Start talking, and his efforts to work with grassroots organizations to facilitate the discussion around mental health and addiction stigmas. 75 percent of lifetime cases of mental health conditions begin by age 24... The talk starts now. Join us on Monday, March 10 from 2-3 p.m. in OGC 100.
Join Us for the Day at the Capitol, April 3
JOIN US FOR DAY AT THE CAPITOL!
An Invitation from Augsburg Student Government
Tell Your Legislator That the State Grant Program Is Important!
Thursday, April 3, 2014
On April 3, 2014, the Minnesota Private College Council and Augsburg's Day Student Government will sponsor a free day-long trip to the Minnesota State Capitol for Augsburg Students. This event promotes the Minnesota State Grant Program and gives you the opportunity to spend a day in one of the most important venues in the state. At the Capitol, you will have the opportunity to meet with your State Representative, sit in on a legislative session, and become a part of the political process!
Your participation in this annual event is needed now more than ever. Each year, approximately $3.4 million in State Grant funds help Augsburg students and families pay for their education. But, with increasing pressure on the Minnesota state budget, the State Grant program is in jeopardy. We need your help promoting the State Grant Program to ensure that Augsburg families continue getting the support they need!
2014 Day at the Capitol takes place on April 3 from 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Augsburg provides private bus transportation to and from the State capitol--busses leave Augsburg at 8:00 a.m. and return to campus around 2:30 p.m. The Minnesota Private College Council provides on-site training on how to talk to legislators about the State Grant program, schedules your visits with legislators, coordinates all on-site activities and provides lunch. Students from Bethel University, Concordia and St. Scholastica will also attend Day at the Capitol, April 3rd.
Reserve your spot on the bus by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by, and register for Day at the Capitol here: http://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/events-news/upcoming-events/day-capitol. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Please register by March 24.
New this year: The night before Day at the Capitol, Augsburg Day Student Government and Augsburg Government Relations will host a free pizza dinner at 5:00 p.m. in the East Commons where trainers from the Minnesota Private College Council will demonstrate effective techniques for talking with your elected representatives. Please register by email at email@example.com by March 24.
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