Friday, July 25, 2014
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Green Plate Club Challenge - Log Your Veggies

Work toward your personal Health Goal by adding green vegetables to your plate! The Green Plate Club Challenge will help you keep pace with your peers as you eat more nutrient-rich, green vegetables. This challenge is a part of the Active Wellness program. It is open to ALL Faculty and Staff.

Interested in some friendly competition with your coworkers?

How to participate:
- Eat at least one serving of green vegetables five days each week for three weeks (15 total days)
- Record your participation at
- Use the Fruit and Veggie Tracker on the Challenge Dashboard or the Food Log to enter the vegetables you've eaten

For participants that completed a Biometric screening as a part of our Active Wellness Program, successful completion of the Green Plate Club Challenge will earn you 50 points towards reaching your personal Health Goal to be eligible for the 2015 incentive.

Register from Wednesday, July 9 to Tuesday, July 22 by clicking on Sign Up on the challenge banner at First time registrants use sponsor code V9DXA.

Challenge runs Wednesday July 16 through Wednesday August 6.

Maximize your wellness program benefits. Complete the challenge and earn 50 points. This is the third of four challenge opportunities offered throughout the year to earn points toward your goal for 2015 incentives.

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Last Day to Submit Feedback is Monday

You have until Monday at 8:30 a.m. to submit your feedback on the Director of Public Safety candidates. The last open forum is on Friday, July 25.

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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Student Concerns Committee Fall Planning Meeting

Join The SCC for this upcoming Fall semester! Pre-planning meeting is set for Friday August 15 at 2:30 p.m.!
LOCATION: Auggies Nest (Christensen Center)
Any questions, concerns, suggestions please contact Reies Romero (Chair) at
Mark the date and hope to see you there!

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Event Announcements

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.

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

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URGO Summer Research Presentations July 28-31

Please join us for the 2014 URGO Summer Research Conference, where students will present the culmination of their 10-week research collaborations with faculty. The presentations are open to the public, so please invite family, friends, and colleagues!

URGO Summer Research Conference July 28th-31st
Oren Gateway Center Room 113
*There will be 10-15 minute breaks between sessions. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, July 28th

2:00: Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts Panel 1
Brent Horwart (History; Dr. Phil Adamo) Journey to Stewardship: Augsburg and the Environment
Briana Felton (Health and Physical Education; Dr. Tony Clapp & Dr. Dave Barrett) The effect of a six week self-myofascial release protocol on functional movement,balance, and perceived function and pain
Mari Uema (Political Science; Dr. Andy Aoki) Political Mobilization of Young Adults of Color in the Twin Cities Area

3:30: Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts Panel 2
Ruifa (Tony) Yang (Economics; Dr. Keith Gilsdorf) Testing and Comparing Men and Women's Tournament Incentives in Alpine Skiing
Jens Pinther (English; Dr. Bob Cowgill) LGBT Stand-Up Comics: The Contact Zone of Comedic Performance
Mary Klecker (English; Dr. Colin Irvine) Why Do We Have to Read This? Creating a Continuum of Text Complexity for Use in Secondary English Language Arts Classrooms

Tuesday, July 29th

2:00: Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts Panel 3
Emily Uecker (Social Work; Dr. Christina Erickson) Diffusing Individually Mandated Stress: Using an Anti-Violence Model to Increase Participation in Affordable Healthcare Coverage Under the Individual Mandate of the Affordable Care Act
Amy Amsler (Social Work; Dr. Melissa Hensley) Strengthening the Integrity of Cultural Competency Education: Building the Evidence Base thru Literature Review
Melissa Pascoe (Social Work; Dr. Melissa Hensley) The Rule 25 Assessment and its Effectiveness in Assessing Adult Men

Wednesday, July 30th

12:00: STEM Sundquist Scholars
Aisha Mohamed (Biology; Dr. David Crowe) The role of NMDA channels in neural communication
Anil Gherau (Biology; Dr. Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright) Initial characterization of an anti-bacterial protein found in human airway surface fluid
Ashley Johnson (Biology; Dr. Ann Impullitti) The use of endophytes to control the soybean pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
Zach Swingen (Chemistry; Dr. Michael Wentzel) Modification and green synthesis of sustainable tri-block copolymers

1:55: STEM Sundquist Scholars
Andrew Julkowski (Chemistry; Dr. Michael Wentzel) Synthesis of amides from anilines using a catalyzed continuous flow reactor
Hannah Thiry (Biology; Dr. Matt Beckman) Studies of the developmental expression and sequence of the Daphnia magna hedgehog gene
Vision Bagonza (Chemistry; Dr. Joan Kunz) Automation of Langmuir Trough Operation and Comparison of Isomeric-hydroxysterol Behavior in Monolayers

3:20: Lindstrom and Chemistry Scholars
Lyle Nyberg (Chemistry; Dr. Vivian Feng) Nanotoxicity of surface-functionalized gold nanoparticles on Bacillus subtilis
Hilena Frew (Chemistry; Dr. Vivian Feng) Nanotoxicity of surface-functionalized gold nanoparticles on Bacillus subtilis
Abigail Dickinson (Chemistry; Dr. Michael Wentzel) Activation of C-H bonds through the use of iron based organometallic reactions
Kayla Fuechtman (Chemistry, Dr. Michael Wentzel) Protection and methylation using a bulky-protecting group for amine synthesis

Thursday, July 31st

12:00: URGO STEM Researchers
Anika Clark (Biology; Dr. Kevin Potts)The Chimpanzee Social Network: Identifying the Potential Targets of Ebola Vaccination in Wild Chimpanzees
Cory Haight-Nali (Mathematics; Dr. Pavel Belik) Effects of Symmetry on the Performance of Laguerre's Method
Robert McDonnell (Biology; Dr. Matt Beckman) The role of dopamine in the appendage movements associated with locomotion and feeding in Daphnia magna
Chinyan Ollor (Biology; Dr. Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright) Evaluating the effects of human airway secretions on Pseudomonas aeruginosa using a Petroff-Hausser chamber

1:55: URGO STEM Researchers
Roman Khadka (Biology; Dr. Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright) The effect of human airway secretions on Pseudomonas aeruginosa twitching and biofilm formation
Lucinda Bukowski (Biology; Dr. Bill Capman) Effects of host plant stress on flowering in dodder, Cuscuta pentagona
David Gersten (Biology; Dr. Ann Impullitti) The effect of latent and pathogenic infection of Cadophora gregata on soybean physiology and growth

3:25: URGO STEM Researchers
Alan Medina-Gonzalez (Chemistry; Dr. Michael Wentzel & Dr. Vivian Feng) Continuous flow synthesis with heterogeneous catalysis for amide bond formation with aromatic nitriles
Bram Oosterlee (Computer Science; Dr. Shana Watters) Pronoun Reference Resolution on the Dutch Word 'Het', An Empirical Study
Priti Bhomik (Computer Science; Dr. Shana Watters) An Empirical Study to Determine the Cognitive Status of the Third Person Bengali Pronouns
James Leonard (Biology; Dr. Matt Beckman) Imaging and Analysis of Daphnia magna motion in 3D

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Auggie Night at Canterbury Park

Augsburg students, faculty and staff are invited to join President Pribbenow for our annual Augsburg Night at Canterbury Park on Friday, August 1. Guests receive free admission and a private reception in the Ubetcha Bar and Grill along with a complimentary buffet dinner and premier seating. Registration and dinner begin at 5:00 - first race at 7:00. Canterbury Park is located at 1100 Canterbury Road in Shakopee. To register, go to or call Becky at 612-330-1085. See you at the races!

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Keeping Track of Auggies

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4 More Over 8 Ft Bird of Paradise

Please contact Avis at x1261 or email: if your interested in one or more large Bird of Paradise.

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