Public Safety and Facilities Announcements
Lot J closed Wednesday, March 4
Please note that Lot J (behind Foss and Music) will be closed at the following dates at times:
From midnight Tuesday, March 3rd until 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 4th
Everyone will be expected to have their cars removed from this lot during the times listed above. Failure to abide by these regulations can result in a ticket or tow of the vehicle at the vehicle owners expense. If you have any questions feel free to call DPS at 612-330-1717.
Teaching and Learning
Inclusive Course Workshop - This Wednesday
Please join your colleagues for an important workshop addressing the creation of courses that are inclusive to all our students. The workshop will be led by Dr. Timothy Lensmire, Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota.
The workshop is framed by Kevin Kumashiro's work, in Troubling Education, on antioppressive education. We will examine four categories of antioppressive education in order to imagine how we might create more inclusive courses: education for the Other, education about the Other, education for critical consciousness and action, and education that disrupts traditional discourses. Participants will identify possibilities for change in their teaching and courses, as well as explore challenges to such change.
Wednesday, March 4th
ICD Grant Applications Due Friday
Individual faculty and departmental groups are invited to submit applications for Integrated Course Design Grants (March 6th deadline). Applications and the Call for Proposals can be found at http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/grant-applications/
Present Your Student Research at Zyzzogeton
Calling all student researchers: participate in Augsburg's annual Zyzzogeton poster fair on April 10th from 2-4 p.m. in the Oren Gateway Atrium! This event, sponsored by URGO, McNair, and STEM programs, is a chance to share the progress of your research with faculty, fellow students, family, and the community. Last year, over 75 students participated in Zyzzogeton.
ABSTRACTS ARE DUE MARCH 9 at the time of registration. To register, go to URGO's website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) and click on the orange box on the right hand side of the page.
*You do not have to have done research with URGO to participate.
URGO/McNair/STEM Programs will cover the cost of posters submitted by Thursday, March 26. If you need assistance designing or editing your poster, you are encouraged to make an appointment with our staff by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated Spring Focused Conversation Schedule
The spring-term Focused Conversation schedule has been updated to include a session on April 6 and 7 facilitated by President Pribbenow. That session will focus on continuing the discussion about the seven Augsburg2019 institutional initiatives introduced at the All Hands meeting.
The All Hands meeting schedule for the remainder of the academic year is as follows:
March 9 and 10: Diversity and Inclusion
March 23 and 26: Financial Indicators
March 30 and 31: The Academic Program
April 6 and 7: The 7 Augsburg2019 Institutional Initiatives
April 20 and 21: Corporate Relations
May 11: All Hands Strategic Planning Summit
Additional details -- times, locations, facilitators -- are posted on the All Hands page for all of these sessions. Also available on that page are the video, audio, and slides from the February 25 All Hands meeting.
Food Service Specials
If you donate blood at the Blood Drive today, bring your sticker to The Commons and receive a free lunch today!
The Nabo Special of the Day is a Sloppy Joe on a Sesame Bun with Chips.
There are Fish Tacos at Dinner Tonight in The Commons!
On March 26th we will be having an Iron Chef Competition in The Commons. Teams will be of two people, come up with your best recipe to compete against the Chef! The sign-up sheet is at the register in The Commons.
Stretch, Center, and De-stress with FREE Yoga
Please join the Mindfulness Club for free yoga with Cindy Sawamura today in the Band Room (Music Hall) from noon to 1pm today. All equipment suppled, and all skill levels are welcome--especially beginners. Come de-stress with us!
Please know that there is also a free student-led yoga class on Mondays, same time and place!
Sponsored by the Mindfulness for Students Club.
Bonner Leaders Program Application
The Bonner Leaders Program is looking to add energized and passionate first-year students to its program for the upcoming academic year!
The Augsburg Bonner Leaders Program is a community-based work-study program encouraging leadership development for students dedicated to integrating civic engagement into their college learning experience.
1. Eligible for work study funds through awarded financial aid
2. Able to make a 2 year commitment to participating in the Augsburg Bonner Leader program
3. Work 10-15 hours/week with a community partner (totaling ~140 hours a semester)
4. Attend all Bonner meetings (~4 hours/ month)
The application is online and the link is: http://www.augsburg.edu/bonner/apply/
Sabo Scholar Applications Available Now
Attention second year students -- The application to be a Sabo Scholar during 2015-2016 is now available. The Sabo Scholars are a small group of juniors and seniors who have interest in and a commitment to engagement in the political process, public policy, and careers in public service.
Fill out an application here: http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/about/sabo-scholars/
The deadline to apply is March 9.
We are currently accepting application from students who will be juniors during the 2015-2016 year. Sabo Scholars will receive a $2,000 scholarship each year.
Apply to be a Youth Theology Institute Mentor
Attention current students:
We are looking for FIVE current students to serve as mentors for this summer's Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI). http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/acyti/
If you enjoy engaging in thoughtful faith conversations, mentoring high school youth, and working in a team setting, please take a look at the "ACYTI Mentor" posting on the Human Resources website and apply soon. The position is listed on the Human Resources employment listings under "student positions."
Mentors should be available for some training in April and the entire week of June 13-19. Note: this is a paid internship. The Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute is a collaborative effort by the Christensen Center for Vocation, Campus Ministry, and the Religion Department.
Food Service Hours
Nabo is open from 7:30am-8:00pm.
Einstein's is open from 7:30am-9:00pm with the Late Night Menu starting at 7:00pm.
The Commons is open from 7:30am-8:00pm. Market place is serving Grilled Garlic Pork Loin, Grilled Zucchini, Parsley Potatoes, and Asparagus. Vege is serving Gingered Broccoli, Orange & Cranberry Carrots, Couscous with Roasted Cauliflower, and Sweet Potato Fries.
Brain Injury Awareness Month Panel Discussion
The Center for Wellness and Counseling (formerly CCHP) will be hosting a brown bag lunch and panel discussion on understanding and working with individuals with brain injuries.
Please join us on Wednesday 3/11/15 from 12:30-1:30 pm in OGC 100 for this discussion with representatives from the MN Brain Injury Alliance, Augsburg student Laurent Dalmeida and Director of CLASS Kathy McGillivray to learn more about this issue as well as how to work with students with brain injuries.
Any questions, please call Dianne in the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Hope to see you at the program (and feel free to bring your lunch!!).
Common Table Update: Open Mic this Week
STARTING THIS FRIDAY!
Save The Kids Open Mics
1st and 3rd FRIDAYS, 7-9:30pm
Save The Kids, a national org with an Augsburg chapter that does education and organizing addressing the school-prison pipeline, will collaborate with Common Table organizers and several neighborhood youth workers to host bi-weekly Open Mics. Each will feature several local artists, leaving the rest of the time open for others in the room to share spoken word, music, poems, and to plug opportunities for young people to get involved in the community work of those present!
WEEKLY GATHERINGS - YOU'RE INVITED!
Interfaith @ The Common Table
Free Community Supper, hosted by Trinity Lutheran Congregation.
Save The Kids Open Mics
1st and 3rd FRIDAYS, 7-9:30pm (beginning March 6th)
Open Speaker A.A. Meeting
SAVE THE DATE:
"PANEL DISCUSSION: ACTIVIST SCHOLARSHIP"
Thursday, March 26th, 6-8pm
A panel discussion with Professors David Pellow and Sarah Myers about academia's obligation to work towards justice in the classroom and in our communities.
"PANEL DISCUSSION: NOTHING ABOUT US, WITHOUT US, IS FOR US"
Thursday, April 16th 6-8pm
A panel discussion with local organizers Irna Landrum, Kristy Clemons and Jake Virden about moving beyond one-directional service, making change by building power in communities.
The Common Table (2001 Riverside Ave. S, across from Afro Deli, below Trinity's offices)
We Are Hmong Minnesota Family Day and Exhibit
We Are Hmong Minnesota Family Day and Exhibit Opening
MN History Center
Be the first to see the exhibit at the free Family Day and Exhibit Opening on March 7! November 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Hmong migration to Minnesota following the war in Southeast Asia. Today, the Twin Cities metro area is home to 66,000 Hmong, the largest urban Hmong population in the United States.
Developed in partnership with the Hmong community, this exhibit will commemorate the anniversary and celebrate the significant political, social and economic contributions the Hmong have made to Minnesota and the nation.
Experience the journey the Hmong took from Southeast Asia to their new homeland in Minnesota four decades ago at the opening of the new History Center exhibit "We Are Hmong Minnesota," on view March 7-Nov. 29. Celebrate the contributions of this vital and active community with music and dance performances, displays, fashion, games, demonstrations and multi-generational hands-on activities.
MN History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Tue 10 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
Closed Monday (Open Monday holidays year round)
$9 seniors and college students w/ID
$9 active military w/ID
$6 children ages 6-17
Free Tuesdays 5-8 pm
Free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.
Free to visit the library
Farewell Party for Regina McGoff
A casual send-off for Regina McGoff will be held in the lower level of Anderson (Suite 23) on Wednesday, March 4 from 2:30-4pm. Stop by whenever you can during the open house farewell; a gift will be presented around 3:30pm.
Spring Wellness Lunch & Learn: Diabetes Awareness
Spring Wellness Lunch & Learn: Diabetes Awareness
We are pleased to announce a spring brown bag lunch and learn session on Diabetes Awareness and Prevention. Sarah Venturin, who is a registered dietician at Park Nicollet will be leading a presentation on this important health topic. Did you know that the CDC recently reported that as of 2012, 9.3% of the U.S. population has diabetes with an estimated annual cost of treatment in the U.S. of $245 billion? Please join your colleagues in this brown bag session to learn more about this health topic. This presentation will provide more information about what diabetes is, how it effects the body and Diabetes prevention.
What: Augsburg Total Wellness Spring Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Session
When: Wednesday, March 4th 12:15 1:15 PM
Where: East Commons, Christensen Center
All attendees will be entered into a drawing for several prizes.
Hope to see you there! If you have any questions about this event please contact HR!
Staff Appreciation Event TODAY at 2:30 pm
It's finally here! The long-awaited annual Staff Appreciation Event is TODAY at 2:30 pm in the Chapel.
We will honor staff who are celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 35 years of service as well as the nominees and award recipients of the Outstanding Staff Awards.
Whether you are a brand-new employee or could fill a book with all of the things you've experienced here at Augsburg, take some time to enjoy food and fellowship and celebrate you and all the hard work you do for the College!
You don't want to come in Wednesday morning and hear it all secondhand---be there to witness history!
Scripps Spelling Bee
The Scripps Spelling Bee will be held at Augsburg the 21st of March and we are looking for some volunteers! This is a great experience and watching young students is a great joy. Please contact is you are interested in being a part of this day. Volunteer hours vary so contact for me information. Thanks!
Special Events Intern
Augsburg College, Event and Conference Planning
Five Fridays of Fitness: Free Fitness Assessment
The fitness assessment features the BodPod. The BodPod is the most accurate means to measure lean muscle mass and body fat percentages. This tool requires sitting in a chamber for one minute as measurements are taken. The cost of a BodPod assessment at a fitness facility ranges from $65-$100. The entire fitness assessment take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
This fitness assessment is provided to you by Dr. Clapp, Dr. Ribiero, and exercise science majors.
Who: Open to ALL faculty and staff at Augsburg
When: Click the sign-up link below for dates and times
Where: Exercise Physiology Lab (KEN 309)
Sign Up Here: http://go.augsburg.edu/bodpod2015
After completing all assessments, participants will receive their current fitness status and a comparison to national benchmarks for individuals of similar age and gender. Participants who complete all parts of the fitness assessment are eligible for $100 toward their HSA (no more than $200 total for 2015). Non-HSA participants will be entered into a drawing for prizes.
Nominations Open for Augsburg Leadership Awards
Nominations are currently open for the 2014-15 Augsburg Leadership Awards! These awards recognize student leaders and student organizations 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 organization, and for more information on the awards themselves, visit: http://www.augsburg.edu/cao/activities/augsburg-leadership-awards/
Questions can be directed to Michael Grewe at email@example.com.
Dark Side of the Boom Documentary Screening
The Bakken oil fields have brought great wealth to North Dakota, but there is a dark side to the boom. Sexual exploitation and human trafficking are now part of the social landscape in rural North Dakota. Come view the 30 minute documentary, BOOM, followed by a discussion with representatives from iEmpathize (an international human rights organization dedicated to combating crimes against children).
Thursday, March 5
6 p.m. | Kennedy 303
Physician Assistant Information Session
Physician Assistant Information Session
Thursday, March 5th
6-8 pm, Oren Gateway 100
Meet alumni who are current PA students in Minnesota programs and a graduating senior in the midst of deciding which school to attend. Topics will include picking schools, application timeline, the CASPA application system, personal statements, and helpful resources. This is a great opportunity to ask current PA students questions and to get their advice.
Boyte Speech on Student Success - TODAY
Please join the Sabo Center on Tuesday, March 3, from 4-5 p.m. (previously scheduled for 3:30, changed to accommodate Staff Awards attendees) in the Marshall Room for a listening and feedback session with Harry Boyte, Senior Scholar of the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship. Later in March Harry will be delivering the concluding address to the Gates Foundation SXSW EDU 2015 conference, "Getting to Graduation: Re-designing Higher Ed for Student Success" in Austin, Texas.
This feedback session will feature a draft of Boyte's speech, which draws on Augsburg experiences and innovations, as well as the civic agency/public work/democratic society framework reflected in the new book collection he edited, Democracy's Education: Public Work, Citizenship, and the Future of Colleges and Universities (Vanderbilt University Press). This talk is an important opportunity to showcase some of the work of Augsburg and our colleagues in "educating for democracy" throughout higher education, and is open to anyone who would like to attend.
Spring Blood Drive TODAY
It may not seem like spring outside but up in the East Commons Memorial Blood Center will be here for our annual spring blood drive. If you have signed up for a donation time and want to speed up the process you can complete the interview intake online before you come. Go to www.mbc.org/iDonate
The blood drive will be in the East Commons today from 10-4 pm. Please be sure to eat good meals today before you donate, drink plenty of water and bring a photo ID with you to the donation. Walk-ins are available and welcomed if you did not sign up before today. Please stop by and check in to see what might be available today to donate.
Any questions, please call the Center for Wellness and Counseling at 612-330-1707. Thank you Auggies for helping save lives by donating blood TODAY!
Providing Rides for Students to "Sharing Peace" Opening
Students needing a ride TONIGHT to the "Sharing Peace" opening at the Swedish American Institute, please contact Mary Laurel True, firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements will be made for you to get there and back.
"Feast" Art Exhibit and Lunch this Saturday
Join Campus Kitchen this Saturday, March 7 at 11am to check out Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art at the Weisman Art Museum. We'll walk across the bridge together, feast our eyes and minds on the art, and then eat lunch afterwards. Email Allyson (email@example.com) if you want to come!
Keeping Track of Auggies
Upcoming Events/Conferences: CGEE Presentations
Multiple CGE faculty/staff will be presenting at upcoming events and conferences this spring:
Dean Eric Canny will be presenting for NAFSA: Association of International Educators during a webinar called "Orientation for the Changing Student." Eric will touch upon orientation strategies for "non-traditional" students and the effectiveness of virtual methods. They will also discuss the importance of delivering cross-cultural preparation amidst the growing focus on logistical information. March 19 from 3-4:30 (EST). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information.
Lucy Hardaker will co-present at the Wisconsin Association of International Educator's regional conference on March 20th. Her presentation is titled "The Definitive Ranking of Working in Education Abroad vs. International Student Services" and is aimed at new and aspiring professionals in the field of international education.
Academic Programs Abroad Coordinator, Margaret Anderson, will co-facilitate a roundtable dialogue at the Forum on Education Abroad conference. The session topic is How Far Do You Go to Make it Work?: Bringing the Disability Debate to the Table. The session will address laws, terrain, architecture and other barriers that can make it difficult to accommodate students with access issues in certain study abroad programs. The Forum Conference will take place in New Orleans from March 25-27.
Along with Dulce Monterrubio, Augsburg's Director of Latin@ Student Services, Andrea Dvorak, Assistant Director of Augsburg Abroad and Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator, will present at the Diversity Abroad conference. Their session Breaking Barriers: Off-campus Options for DACA and Students with Various Immigration Statuses will occur on March 24.