Monday, October 5, 2015
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Teaching and Learning

Model UN Applications Now Being Accepted

Students interested in participating in the Augsburg Model UN program are invited to submit applications to Prof. Underhill by Dec. 1. The program is academically demanding, and open to any students interested in foreign relations and the work of the United Nations. The delegation will travel to New York City from Mar. 19-26, 2016 to represent a country (yet to be determined) at the annual National Model United Nations Conference. Students accepted into the program must enroll in POL 368, and begin preparation for the conference in December. A program fee applies, but the college subsidizes travel costs for participants. To obtain an application or for more information, please email Faculty and staff are encouraged to invite students to apply.

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General Announcements

Starts TODAY-West Bank Crash Course

West Bank Crash Course is an un-conference (of sorts) highlighting all things West Bank.

Join us for an introductory crash course into Minneapolis' coolest neighborhood! We'll have workshops and events throughout the week (Monday-Saturday) including a fashion show, craft beer tasting, sambusa-making session, neighborhood tours and more. It's a great way to get to know everything the neighborhood has to offer, and there's something for everyone!
-How to Make Sambusas
-West Bank Stories
-Somali History and Culture
-What's Up Augsburg?
-College/U of M Community Partnerships
-Many more sessions

Hosted by the West Bank Business Association and The Southern Theater, the event is a week-long fundraiser, with proceeds going to support local West Bank nonprofits. For a full list of events and more info:

For more information about the event please contact: Jamie Schumacher, Executive Director, West Bank Business Association - 612-326-9652

The West Bank Business Association exists to engage the business community in the responsible economic development of the West Bank district while preserving the unique character and heritage of the Cedar-Riverside area.

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Stephan Eirik Clark is Named New MFA Director

Stephan Eirik Clark has been named the director of the Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Augsburg College. A mentor in the program since its inception in 2013, Clark is the author of the short story collection Vladimir's Mustache, a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, and Sweetness #9, the highly-acclaimed 2014 novel that was featured on The Colbert Report, NPR's Fresh Air, and in the pages of the New York Times, USA Today, and Oprah magazine, among other places. The novel has since been optioned for the screen by Olympus Pictures.

Clark's short stories and essays have appeared in numerous journals, including The Atlantic, Witness, Cincinnati Review, Salt Hill, and LA Weekly. His creative nonfiction has twice been recognized as notable in the anthology Best American Essays. A former Fulbright Fellow to Ukraine, Clark earned his Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California, where he also spent time as an undergraduate, earning honors from the university's prestigious film school.

Clark succeeds Cass Dalglish, the lead designer and first director of the program, who now serves as a mentor in fiction and teaches in the undergraduate creative writing program at Augsburg.

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Government & NonProfit Career Fair

Register today to attend the free Government and Nonprofit Career Fair!

Date: Friday, October 23 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (you do not need to stay the entire time)

Location: U of M, Coffman Memorial Union

Register at:

The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies. The job fair is being sponsored by The Minnesota College and University Career Services Association (MCUCSA)and is open to all students and alumni from participating colleges and universities.

To learn about workshop presentations and to see a list of employers that will be attending visit

Questions? 612-330-1148

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Costco on Campus Hiring Part-Time Workers

Stop by and visit with representatives from Costco today in the lobby of the Christensen Center from 10:00-12:30. They are hiring seasonal workers and management positions. Free cookies for those who stop by.

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Event Announcements

TODAY: Get Your Study Abroad App Done in a Flash

TODAY: Study abroad advising staff will be holding Lightning Round application help today, Wednesday, and Thursday to help you finish your application quickly!

All held in the Nelson Room, in Christensen Center (by Einstein's)
-Monday, 10/5, from 12:30 to 1:00 pm
-Wednesday, 10/7 from 4:30 to 5:00 pm
-Thursday, 10/8 from 12 to 12:30 pm

Sessions are 20-30 minutes, no appointment necessary, bring your laptop and your study abroad application questions!

Remember - study abroad deadlines have been extended! October 9th for short-term January 2016 programs and October 15th from semester-length spring 2016 programs.

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Seminary and Divinity Day

Are you considering working for the church or a faith-based non-profit organization? Would you like to learn more about various areas of potential service and explore options for theological graduate study?

If so, gather with your peers from other regional colleges at Gustavus Adolphus College on Monday, October 19.

This all-day event will give you the opportunity to meet with representatives from up to 20 top-notch seminaries and divinity schools from around the nation - from multiple denominational affiliations. The day will also feature a luncheon with a keynote address, breakout sessions and discussions about the discernment process, questions of faith, what it's like to be a professor or in ministry (ordained, not ordained, specialized), the difference between a seminary and divinity school, and more.

Transportation to and from Gustavus will be provided. There is no charge for this event (which includes lunch) but you must pre-register by October 12.

To register, contact Lonna in the Christensen Center for Vocation 612-330-1467, or see the website:

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Natural & Social Sciences Week Starts Today

Natural & Social Sciences Week starts today!

During this week, Augsburg College will host a range of events and offerings to help students explore majors and careers in the Natural & Social Sciences as part of the Strommen Center's Major/Career Exploration Series. Check out the full list of events planned for this week online:

Natural & Social Sciences Week offerings include:

- Careers in Political Science and International Relations: What you can do and how you can get there – Monday, October 5 from Noon to 1:40 p.m. in Marshall Room

- Tabling: Center for Global Education and Experience (Opportunities in Denmark) – Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Christensen Lobby

- Meeting of the Minds: Meeting with Psychology Professionals – Thursday, Oct. 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Augsburg Room (Christensen Center)

- Natural & Social Sciences Alumni Panel Discussion – Friday, Oct. 9 from 1:50-3:00 p.m. in East Commons featuring the following panelists:

Jaime Aguilar, community worker & investigator – Neighborhood Justice Center, Inc. (Psychology Major)

Jennifer Mischke, director of Biostatistics & Data Management- NAMSA (Applied Mathematics & Chemistry Majors)

Karen Richard, president and owner, Boulder Geophysical Services, Inc. (Physics Major)

Kevin Ronneberg MD, vice president & associate medical director, Health Initiatives – Health Partners (Math Major and Psychology Minor)

Edmond (Ed) Smith, environmental health specialist, Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services (Environmental Studies Major)

Kendra Ware, data quality engineer, Target Corporation (Computer Science Major)

What are the Natural & Social Sciences all about?
At Augsburg, the Natural & Social Sciences includes majors in: Biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, environmental studies, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology, and sociology.

What is the Major/Career Exploration Series?
Career & Internship Services, in partnership with URGO and Alumni Relations, is hosting a five-week pilot program to help students explore majors and careers. Whether you are decided on your major and/or career or still exploring, there is something for you! More than 20 events are being offered, hosted by more than 12 departments and groups, with well over 20 alumni coming back to campus to share their wisdom with students!

The weeks are:
Week of Sept. 21 - Professional Studies Week
Week of Sept. 28 - Fine Arts & Humanities Week
Week of Oct. 5 - Natural & Social Sciences Week
Week of Oct. 12 - Pre-Health Week
Week of Oct. 19 - Undecided & Exploratory Students Week

Learn more about the Major/Career Exploration Series and all the upcoming events here:

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Indigenous People's Day Hip Hop Show

Peace Love and Respect everyone! You are invited to a spectacular Hip Hop show taking place on Indigenous People's Day on Monday Oct. 12 from 5-8:30pm!
FREE and FREE food!

Location: Foss Chapel
Date: Monday Oct 12th
Time: 5-8:30pm

Performers include:
Tall Paul
Chase Manhattan
Baby Shel
Peace of Mind Records
Aztec Dancers
DJ's Chuck Chizzle of KMOJ
Augsburg's own DJ Francisco

Check out the Facebook invite right here:


Brought to you by: Augsburg Indigenous Student Association, Save the Kids and the Augsburg Latin American Students

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Planting Seeds for An Urban Arboretum-October 14

Are you curious how the CSBR will impact campus green space? Do you have questions or ideas for how Augsburg could maximize our green space in our urban neighborhood? Do you really love trees?

Join us October 14th for a special chapel service featuring Professor Larry Crockett who will share insights and philosophies related to stewarding green space.

Following chapel, join us from 11am-12pm in Oren Gateway Center Room 100 for a panel with Q&A moderated by Regent Matt Entenza. The panel will feature partners helping in planning Augsburg's campus transformation into an Urban Arboretum. Learn how we will maximize green space to improve experiences for students, faculty, staff, and our neighbors!

Panelists include:
Tom Oslund Principal, Oslund & Associates, Landscape Architect
Dale Pederson '70, Associate Professor, Biology
Ralph Sievert, Director of Forestry & Certified Arborist, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

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Homecoming Chapel Series: Rev. Peter W. Miller '10

Join us for worship in the chapel as we begin our Homecoming Series "Journeys Home" with alum Rev. Peter Weston Miller '10 preaching, Pastor, Atonement Lutheran Church, New Brighton. Musicians: The Cedar Singers, directed by Jon Strommen Campbell.&#8232;

Chapel this week:
Tuesday, 10/6, 11:30 am: Rev. Deb Stehlin '77 preaching, Director for Evangelical Mission, Minneapolis Area Synod, ELCA. Musician: Mary Kirchdorfer, harp.

Wednesday, 10/7, 10:40 am: Mary Godi '13 preaching, Pre-school Teacher, PICA, Minneapolis. Musician: Mack Wenberg, piano.

Wednesday Night Communion, 10/7, at 9:30pm: Holden Evening Prayer. Babette Chatman '05, Community Collaborative Partner, preaching. Student testimonial: Dave Fier.

Thursday, 10/8, 11:30 am: National Coming Out Day (Observed): Juventino Meza '11 preaching, Community Relations Facilitator, Minneapolis Public Schools. Musicians: Kou Lee and Ray Makeever, flute.

Friday, 10/9, 10:00am: Homecoming Convocation – No Daily Chapel

Saturday, 10/10, 10:00am: Homecoming Worship

We gather in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center – Absolutely everyone is welcome!

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Fall Blood Drive - Donors Still Needed

Memorial Blood Center will be on campus on Wednesday 10/7 from 10 am - 4 pm in the East Commons and donors are still needed for a successful blood drive. Please consider donating on Wednesday. You can get a time online at and enter sponsor code 0027 or by calling the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

All donors on Wednesday will get an awesome t-shirt as well! Auggies have historically come through and donated in large numbers so please get your time to donate today!

Any questions call the CWC office at 612-330-1707!

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Melynda (Kleewein) Belde '06 Receives Grant

Melynda (Kleewein) Belde '06 teaches physical education and health at Mears Middle School in Anchorage, AK. She has received a Good Sports Grant from Dr. Pepper and Snapple. The grant includes a lump sum of $5,000 and an additional $1,000 this year and next year. She will use the grant to buy physical education equipment for her middle school students.
Good work Melynda!

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Childcare Needed

An Augsburg faculty member is in need of childcare on an occasional basis to entertain children on or near campus during late afternoon / early evening meetings. Also occasional substitute care during the day is needed in our home. Rate of pay is negotiable. The kids are smart, creative, and energetic. They like taking walks, eating bagels, making art, visiting the campus garden, seeing interesting things.

Call or text Sarah at 219.246.8811 or email

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