Friday, February 27, 2015
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Teaching and Learning

Congratulations CTL Grant Recipients

The following members of the faculty have been awarded competitive grants to support their scholarship and international travel this summer. Congratulations!

Summer Scholarship Grants:

Phil Adamo, Department of History - "Dying to Become a Monk"
Matthew Beckman, Department of Biology - "Environmental Impacts on Daphnia"
Lars Christensen, Department of Sociology - "Embodied Perspectives on Bicyclist-Motorists Relational Dynamics"
William Green, Department of History - "Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1965-1914"
Melissa Hensley, Department of Social Work - "Peer Specialists' Experience of Professional Supervision"
Audrey Lensmire, Department of Education - "Repression in Teacher Education"
Matthew Maruggi, Department of Religion - "Liminal Lives and Liminal Spaces: Exploring the Spiritual Lives of Teachers of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders"
Tim Pippert, Department of Sociology - "Assessing the Impact of Falling Oil Prices on the Bakken Oil Boom"
Nancy Rodenborg, Department of Social Work - "Intergroup Dialogue in Social Work Education and Professional Practice"

Provost's Internationalization Travel Grants:

Jeanine Gregoire, Department of Education - Mexico City, Mexico
Annie Heiderscheit, Department of Music Therapy - Chongqing, China
Bibiana Koh, Department of Social Work - Seoul, South Korea

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Creating Inclusive Courses Mini-Workshop

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.

Wednesday, March 4th
12:30-1:30 p.m.
OGC 100

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ICD Grant Applications Due Next Week

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

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McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Spring 2015

Augsburg College's TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting for Spring 2015 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 doctoral 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 2016.

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 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 27, 5 p.m.
Priority Deadline: Friday, March 13, 5 p.m.

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General Announcements

Still Time to Post Ideas on Student Success

The online post-it area for "500 Ideas for Supporting Student Success at Augsburg" is still available. Please add more ideas - especially new ideas! - to our list of over 800 comments.

Use this link -

P.S. If you want to know how to print type upon post-it notes, please contact me at I can provide you with directions and templates. Warning - it does involve mail merge.

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Minnesota Literacy Council - Tabling Today

Stop by and visit with a representative from the Minnesota Literacy Council on Friday, February 27th from 9:30-1:00 in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

They are currently recruiting for our Summer Reads, VISTA program, an 8-week long service. During that time, Summer Reads VISTAs will provide quality tutoring to children in grades K-3 from low-income families. VISTAs serve in summer schools, libraries and community organizations throughout the Twin Cities, with the goal of helping children improve their literacy skills and fight the summer slide. You can read more about Summer Reads here:

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Deadlines Approaching for Studying Abroad

The study abroad deadline is approaching really fast!

March 1 Fall semester, academic year and summer programs
September 30 Spring semester & winter break programs
October 30 Spring break programs
January 30 Short-term summer programs

Get Started!


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Food Service Hours This Weekend

Nabo is open from 10am-2pm on Saturday and The Special is a Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowl. Nabo is closed on Sunday.

Einstein's 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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Food Service Hours

Friday 2/20/15

Nabo is open from 7:30am-6:00pm. The Special of the Day is an Open Faced Turkey sandwich with a Breadstick.

Einstein's 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 French Fries, Beef Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Cheese Sauce. Vege is serving Brown Rice with Cilantro, Lime and Coconut Milk, Boiled Red Potatoes with Pesto, Asparagus with Zesty Citrus Dressing, Dijon-Braised Brussel Sprouts.

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.

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Event Announcements

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:

Questions can be directed to Michael Grewe at

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Try Mindfulness Today at 5:30

Today at 5:30 in Anderson Hall room 101...Come learn mindfulness meditation from one of Minneapolis' best teachers--Mark Nunberg--founder & director of Common Ground Meditation Center (only a few blocks from Augsburg!). See for more info, or ask Mark about the many FREE classes & groups at his Center. Everything from Qigong breath & energy work to basic yoga or Intro to Meditation! End your week and start your weekend with ease and relaxation. See you there!
Sponsored by the Augsburg Mindfulness Club. All are welcome--especially beginners!
Questions?--email Nik @

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Daily Chapel: Songs and Psalms

Join us for worship today at 10:40am: A Service of Songs and Psalms with the Augsburg Student Worship Band. Stay after chapel today for C3: Christ, Community and Coffee!

Next week:
Monday, 3/2, 10:40am: St. David's Day Welsh Hymn Sing, followed by hot pasties in the atrium.
Tuesday, 3/3: Convocation - No Chapel
Wednesday, 3/4, 10:40am: President Paul Pribbenow preaching
Thursday, 3/5, 11:30am: Yemi Melka '15 Senior Chapel
Friday, 3/6, 10:40am: Global Prayer

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

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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

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African Americans in Theater and Film - TODAY

The Office for Equity and Diversity's Vice President Katrice Albert will be moderating the University of Minnesota's next Critical Conversation tomorrow - Friday, February 27 - from 1:30-3:00 pm in the Givens Conference Room, Andersen Library.

BEYOND MYTH-MAKING AND APPROPRIATION: African Americans in Theater and Film

In 1939, Hattie McDaniel broke the color line by becoming the first black actress to win an Oscar for her role as Mammy in the film Gone with the Wind. In 2012, Octavia Spencer also won an Oscar for playing a maid in The Help. What has changed in the portrayal of blacks in cinema and on stage? These two awards are complicated, juxtaposing great talent with persistent stereotypes of blacks as domestic servants, drug dealers, or others consistently needing help from white benefactors. Problematic, often racist depictions continue to appear in film, theater, and social media, where minstrels and blackface still surface in YouTube videos, even of our current African American President. In a discussion drawing from the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and current theater and film, learn more about African American artistic contributions, not only dispelling myths and stereotypes, but also revealing the appropriation of black culture by white artists.

Panelists: Dominic Taylor, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Theater Arts and Dance; Maya Washington, Minnesota actor and filmmaker; Harry Waters Jr., Macalester College Professor, Department of Theater and Dance; actor, director, community-based theater maker; Erin Michelle Washington, 2014-2015 August Wilson Fellow and PhD student, University of Minnesota Department of Theater Arts and Dance. Moderator: Katrice Albert, Vice President, Office for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota.

Live streaming of this Conversation - and archived recordings of previous Conversations - are available via the Critical Conversations website:

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Peace Corps Informational Session- 3/4

Peace Corps Information Session
Wednesday, March 4th
Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center

Get paid to live and make a difference overseas while building your resume through programs in business, health, education, agriculture, environment, and youth development. Peace Corps volunteers receive full support including a living stipend, housing, medical/dental care, vacation days, international travel, and more. Student loan deferment and/or cancellation is possible.

Learn more by attending the information session.

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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!

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Spring Blood Drive Tuesday 3/3

If you have not had a chance to get a blood donation time slot for the annual spring blood drive you still have time to sign up. Memorial Blood Center will be on campus on Tuesday 3/3 from 10-4 pm in the East Commons in Christensen Center.

Thank you to many students, faculty and staff that already have scheduled a donation time -- there are still spots left for donating. Please go online to and enter sponsor code 0027 for your time. If you prefer you can call the Center for Wellness and Counseling (formerly CCHP) at 612-330-1707 for available openings to donate as well.

It's easy to do the right think and help saves live. Please consider donating today and signing up for a time on Tuesday.

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Sisterhood Anniversary- TODAY

The Sisterhood Boutique on Riverside and 22nd (across from Foss Chapel) is celebrating its 1st anniversary with 25% off entire store and $2 off with bag of donations.

***Refreshments provided.

Friday, February 27, 12-7 p.m.
Saturday, February 28th, 12-5 p.m.

Come and check out all of the great clothing, shoes, purses and more!

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Keeping Track of Auggies

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Job Opportunity for Students

My name is Frankie, and I'm a student at Augsburg. I'm looking for students who want to make some money and job experience. I use a wheelchair and require assistance with daily living tasks. I'm looking to hire some personal care attendant's (PCAs). The pay is $12.73 an hour. I use a company called Lifeworks who pays the PCAs. There is some paperwork and a background check that they require. Right now I am looking for people to work as a backup this semester. I still need PCAs for the summer and next school year.
If anybody is interested/require more information please email me at

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