Friday, November 21, 2014
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Teaching and Learning

Faculty, Are You Feeling Stressed?

The end of the semester can also be stressful for faculty, but nobody sends us a care package. How do you navigate all the grading? How do you end the semester on a high-note? Come share your ideas, listen to those of your peers, and get caffeinated so you can do what needs to be done to support your students. Please join your colleagues from departments across the college and get advice from your peers at this CTL-sponsored coffee discussion.

Wednesday, December 3
10:15-11:15 a.m. (drop by or stay the whole hour)
Lindell 202

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Study in Mexico Over Spring Break: Dec. 1 Deadline

December 1 is the deadline for students to apply to take either REL300 or REL366 during Spring semester, with an international component in Mexico over Spring break! With the cold weather lately, who wouldn't want to look forward to some sun and warmth in March!

Advanced transfers can complete their REL300 requirement, or other students can complete their Search for Meaning II (SFMII) requirement with REL366.

Interested in learning more? Professor Janelle Bussert tells you what she's most excited about doing while the group is in Mexico in this video!

Click here for more info and apply today!

Contact Andrea Dvorak at for more details.

Deadline is December 1!

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The End Is Near - Visit the WL before It's Too Late

Get help finishing those papers! Writing Lab tutors are ready to make your lives easier and better, but you must visit them. The Writing Lab is located on the street level of Lindell Library, just left of the circulation desk. The Lab is open regular hours through Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 26, and reopens Sunday evening, Nov. 30. No appointments are taken/needed. Just show up with a hard copy of your work. This is a busy time for everyone so please come early (and often). Here are the regular hours:

Monday: 11:10 a.m. -1:40 p.m.; 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-3:00 p.m.; 3:30-6:00 p.m.; 7:30-10 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:30-6:00 p.m.; 6:30-9 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30-3:00 p.m.; 3:30-6:00 p.m.; 7:30-10 p.m.
Friday: 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact K. Swanson, ext. 1010.

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General Announcements

Food Service Hours

Friday 11/21/14
Nabo is open from 7:30am to 8:00pm. The Special of the Day is Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup.

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-8:00pm, with the late night menu starting at 7:00pm.

The Commons is open from 7:30am-7:00pm. Market Place is serving Fish & Chips, Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Dill, Fried Brown Rice with Soy & Veggies, and Broccoli with Walnuts & Parmesan. Vege is serving Seasoned White Rice, Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Japanese Style Green Beans, and Buttered Cauliflower.

On Wednesday, November 26 The Commons, Einsteins, and Nabo will be closing at 1:30 p.m. Einsteins and Nabo will be closed from November 27th through November 30th. The Commons will be closed November 27th through November 29th and will reopen for Dinner at 5:00 p.m. on November 30th.

On December 12th from 11:00am-1:00pm in the Christensen Center Lobby there will be a meeting with The Food Service Director and a Dietician visit.

Now through Monday 11/24/14 please go to the following website to take a survey on Campus Dinning and you will be eligible to win an iPad Mini. Surveys will be taking place during lunch and dinner in The Commons every day this week, if you take a survey during these times you will also receive a free candy bar!

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International Education Week - CGEE Opportunities

To wrap up International Education Week, a CGEE representative will be tabling in Christensen from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Friday 11/21) for those interested in studying abroad on one of our signature programs. Stop by the table to learn about opportunities to study & intern in Latin America or Southern Africa region programs. More information at

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Food Service Hours This Weekend

Nabo is open from 10am-2pm on Saturday and closed on Sunday.

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-5:00pm on Saturday and closed on Sunday.

The Commons is open from 11:30am-1:00pm for Brunch and 5pm-7pm for Dinner on Saturday and Sunday.

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Learn and Put Into Action Your Dining Etiquette

Save the date and register today:

Sunday, December 7
6:30-8:30 p.m. (Kennedy 303/305)

Dining Etiquette counts! Learn basic etiquette skills to help you make a great first impression and land a job or internship.

Learn and put into action:
How to make an entrance and work the room
Handshaking - the ultimate greeting
Introducing yourself and others with ease
Breaking into a crowd
Effective business meal tactics

Cost $10 Register today at:
Space is limited! Deadline: December 1st

Open to all students and all majors! Join our guest speaker Deenna Latus, Certified Etiquette Consultant, alumni and students. The evening will be interactive and fun!

Sponsored by: Strommen Career & Internship Services, Athletic Department, and Augsburg Business Organization

Questions: Email

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Get Paid To Do an Internship. Apply Today

Wouldn't it be GREAT if you could get paid to do an internship?

You may be able to do just that because of a grant recently awarded to Augsburg College. Augsburg has recently been awarded a Great Lakes Career Ready Grant. The Career Ready Internship grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation provides funds to colleges and universities so that they can partner with businesses and nonprofits to develop new paid internships, and convert existing unpaid internships into paid opportunities. This program serves juniors and seniors who receive financial aid, improving their odds of graduating and preparing them to enter the workforce with real-world experience in their fields of study.

To be eligible:

* Students must be in good academic standing (2.5+ GPA)
* Students must be a college junior or senior (60 credits completed) at the time of the internship
* Students must be eligible for financial aid (work study)
* The internship must be related to your major or career aspirations
* Internships will take place Spring and Summer 2015

Act now! To learn more about the grant, visit

Eligibility and application instructions are included on the website.

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2015 Annual Benefit Enrollment

The annual benefit enrollment period will be from November 10-21. Open Enrollment Information Sessions will be in the Marshall Room of Christensen Center.

Information sessions are:
November 21 at 12 p.m.

Representatives from HealthPartners, OptumHealth and Hays will be at the information sessions to answer any questions you might have about our plan offerings for 2015. Please plan to attend to learn what you need to do to enroll and/or make changes to your current benefit elections. We look forward to seeing you there.

Enrollment must be completed online. Once you have successfully completed your benefit enrollment for your health, dental, HSA and FSA elections a confirmation notice will be sent to your Augsburg email address. To make changes or enroll in Supplemental Life and AD&D insurance coverages you must complete the SunLife application for supplemental coverages and submit to the office of Human Resources no later than 4 p.m., November 21.

Due to a slight plan design change your 2014 plan elections will not carry over into 2015. If enrollment is not completed by the deadline, your plan coverage will end on December 31, 2014.

Human Resources has sent materials via email directly to all faculty and staff that are .75 FTE or greater. If you did not receive an email and believe that you should have please contact Human Resources at 612.330.1691, or

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Event Announcements

Bill Nye Ticket Presale for Auggies Begins Nov. 24

Augsburg College students, faculty, and staff have a unique opportunity to purchase tickets during a campus presale for an address by Bill Nye "The Science Guy." Following the presale, tickets will be made available for purchase to the general public.

Nye will be on campus February 14 to speak at a special Scholarship Weekend event at which he will share his love for science. In the talk "How Science Can Save the World," Nye will speak with depth and humor about planetary science, climate change, evolution, environmental awareness, and more.

This Scholarship Weekend event, which is sponsored by Admissions and in partnership with Institutional Advancement, is designed to raise awareness of the College among prospective students, their families, and high school counselors.

The event builds upon the success the College experienced during the 2014 Scholarship Weekend when nearly 100 prospective Auggies were challenged by deep questions of compassion and humanity posed in a talk by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Following this special event, the College last year received more deposits than ever before from attendees of Scholarship Weekend.

Presale tickets are available to Augsburg College students, faculty, and staff beginning at 10 a.m., Monday, November 24 and running through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, December 7. An Augnet login is required to access the presale.

The cost is $12 for Augsburg College students and $28 for Augsburg College faculty and staff. A $3 service charge will be applied to each ticket at checkout. All tickets are general seating. Full information about ticket pricing, purchase, and more is available in the ticketing area of the Augsburg College website at

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Daily Chapel: Augsburg Jazz Ensemble

Join us in the chapel at 10:40 a.m.: The Jazz Ensemble, conducted by David Mantini

Next week in chapel:
Monday, 11/24, 10:40 a.m.: Concert Band, conducted by Bruce McWilliams
Tuesday, 11/25, 11:30 a.m.: PJ Leehey '14, Senior Chapel Talk
Wednesday, 11/26, 10:40 a.m.: Service of Holy Communion (Caroline Wochnick, flute), followed by pie & fellowship!
Thursday-Friday, 11/27-11/28: No Chapel Services - Happy Thanksgiving

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

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Summer Research Info Session TODAY

Do Research. Build Skills. Gain Knowledge. Make Friends.

Looking for a paid summer research experience? Come hear from past summer researchers and faculty mentors about their experiences!

Friday, November 21 @ 12:30 p.m. in OGC 100
Snacks will be provided.

URGO will discuss topics such as:
1. Why is summer research important?
2. What is Augsburg's URGO summer research program?
3. How do I find off -campus research opportunities?
4. How do I apply for summer research?
5. What does a good research proposal look like?

Questions? Please contact URGO at or 612-330-1446

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ISO-ALAS International Dance Event

When: Friday (November 21)
Where: East Commons

Join us as we celebrate and acknowledge the cultures that add color to our world through the art of dance. Come explore a variety of music and learn different dance moves without judgment.

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Augsburg Concert Band Performances

Please join the Augsburg Concert Band in their Fall concert on Sunday, November 23 at 3 p.m.! If you are unable to make Sunday's concert, not to worry! The band will also play a small portion of Sunday's concert in Chapel on Monday, November 24! See you there!

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Augsburg JIVE Ensemble

Free concert! Tonight, Friday 11/21, Augsburg JIVE (Jazz Instrumental Vocal Ensemble) will be performing it's Fall concert in Hoversten Chapel at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome. Please join us as we visit some great classics of jazz/pop music as well as some festive tunes for the coming holiday season. We hope to see you there!

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Hard Work Pays Off for '69 Auggie

"When I think about what Augsburg has done for me, I know I can afford to make a gift," says Larry Turner '69, who made a gift of appreciated stock for the Center for Science, Business, and Religion. "I see a real need and it's extremely important to support that," explains Larry. He says it pains him to see how hard Augsburg has to work to raise money for such an important project. "I strongly encourage all alumni to make a gift to the CSBR," says Larry.

Larry is quick to say that Augsburg changed his life. Growing up on a farm near West Concord, Minn., he was unsure what he could accomplish in life. "No one expected me to go to college," he remembers. But Larry had become familiar with Augsburg through family and friends, and decided to give it a shot. He planned to major in math and physics, but eventually turned to accounting and economics.

Larry had to learn some hard lessons at Augsburg before he found success. Unprepared for college-level academic rigor, he nearly failed out. But instead of showing him the door, Augsburg put him on probation and gave him one more semester to pull it all together, because the faculty believed he could do it. "In order to achieve, you have to believe you can achieve, and then work like heck," explains Larry.

Read more of Larry Turner's story of giving:

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Congrats to Emerging Leaders Program Graduates

Campus Activities and Orientation is incredibly excited to announce the 2014 Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) graduates! These students worked over the course of the past 10 weeks to gain a more holistic understanding of leadership, further develop and gain a better sense of their personal leadership styles, and find opportunities to lead at Augsburg College and the greater community.

We also want to thank the 2014 ELP mentors--Vision Bagonza, Lauren Canales Salgado, Cuong Nguyen, Brad St. Aubin, and Koal Williams--for their hard work, dedication, and support for their student mentees this semester!

Please take the time to congratulate these 41 students if you see them on campus:

Mahamoud Abdi
Timothy Bishop, Jr.
Preston Blake
Jermaine Borward
Brighid Burkhalter
Ricardo Cortes Gordillo
Elizabeth Davis
Kyle Donovan
Rebekah Geschwill
Winnie Godi
Habiib Hassan
Nikki Hoang
Emily James
Abraham Johnson
Kalena Johnson
SeAnna Johnson
Bryce Kadrlik
Clare Lantzer
Houachee Lee
Toua Lee
Jessie Livingston
Kalyn McConnell
Marisa Mosqueda
Kathy Moua
Anita Nguyagwa
Ngoc-Uyen Nguyen
Jacquline Nichols
Evan Peterson
Nina Robinson
Mitch Ross
Madeline Stein
Blair Stewig
Gilbert Tamfu
Chloe Tarnowski
Shawnee Theng
Alexis Vue
Mai Bao Vue
Panyia Vue
Alice Wolff
Tou Xiong
Huesee Yang

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Rachel Kruzel Presents At AT Across the Lifespan C

Rachel Kruzel, Accommodations Specialist in the CLASS/Disability Services office, recently presented a session titled "Tools for Successful Assistive Technology Implementation" as part of the AT Across the Lifespan conference. This conference was jointly sponsored by Wistech, WI-AHEAD, SVRI and the Department of Health Services.

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Looking For Used Car

A member of my family is looking for a used car. If you have one, or know of one for sale, please contact Mary Laurel True, or 612-330-1775.

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