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$30,000 to Help Fund Graduate Degree
Are you interested in a career in public service?
Do you plan to attend graduate or professional school?
Could you use $30,000 to fund your education?
If so, you may be eligible for the Truman Scholarship, a merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service. The Foundation seeks candidates who have extensive records of public and community service, are committed to careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills.
Additional eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and junior standing (or senior standing, but in the third year of college enrollment).
Internal applications are due on January 15. If interested, please contact the URGO Office at email@example.com
Writing Across The Curriculum Brainstorm
Monday, December 9, 6-8 p.m., in OGC 103
Augsburg faculty are invited to gather to share strategies for (1) giving students helpful summative feedback and (2) dealing with the grading-related work load at the end of the term. Several faculty will be present to offer their own approaches and tips; attendees are welcome (but certainly not expected) to share their ideas as well.
This will be a very, very low-pressure, relaxed gathering with no experts -- "just" a group of generous colleagues. Plus, good pizza will provided. Therefore, please RSVP to Colin Irvine (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the submitter (above) of this here A-mail post.
Sponsored by the Writing Across the Curriculum Committee
$5,000 Scholarship for American Indian Students
$5,000 Scholarship for American Indian and Alaska Native students pursuing careers related to tribal policy and Native American health care
If you're committed to applying your education and training directly to solving problems in Indian Country and interested in being plugged into a growing network of American Indian student leaders across the country, check out the Udall Scholarship.
Scholarships are awarded to sophomore and junior college students in any of three categories:
- To American Indian and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy, including fields related to tribal government, law, education, justice, resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, economic development, and other areas affecting American Indian communities; or
- To American Indian and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native American health care; or
- To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment.
- Lifelong membership in an active and growing network of alumni
- Meeting other student leaders at the Udall Scholar Orientation
- Up to $5,000 for educational expenses
"I've met more friends here than I ever imagined. The connections the Scholar Orientation has set up for us should prove invaluable." - Ashley Keller, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, 2010 Scholar
To be eligible for the Udall Scholarship, you must be nominated by your institution.
Internal Application Deadline: February 4, 2014
For application materials, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity at Urgo@augsburg.edu or (612) 330-1446.
The Future of Higher Education: MOOC or MBC?
The Future of Higher Education: MOOC or MBC?
(Massive Open Online Classroom or Massively Better Classrooms?)
Join your colleagues at Augsburg and across the world in discussions about the future of higher education. Cathy Davidson, Professor of English at Duke and co-founder of the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboration, or HASTAC, will be offering a 6-week MOOC on "The Future of Higher Education" through the Coursera platform, starting on January 27, 2014. The course is free (and ungraded!)
The Dean's Office, in collaboration with Gen Ed and Faculty Development, will co-sponsor bi-weekly discussion circles in February and March 2014 to reflect on the course material. If you're interested, go to Coursera to sign up, and let Jacqui deVries (email@example.com) know if you'd like to join the discussion groups or lead one. For more information, see the article "50,000 Strong to Change Higher Ed," by Carl Straumsheim in Inside Higher Ed (November 4, 2013)
CTL Staff Development Series: Tues., Dec. 10
CTL Staff Development Series
Tuesday, December 10
The Center for Teaching and Learning invites all staff to participate in this month's Staff Development Series! Amanda Erdman, Director of Residence Life, will be presenting "Interdepartmental Collaboration and Communication," discussing ways of effectively building relationships with individuals outside of one's own department, as well as identifying opportunities for cross-campus collaborations.
To RSVP, visit: http://augsburg.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_agZ2k6mTDcN6UQd
Augsburg Women's Soccer Fundraiser
AUGSBURG WOMEN'S SOCCER NEEDS YOUR HELP!
As you may have heard, the Women's Soccer team here at Augsburg is planning a service trip to Nicaragua this January and is holding several fundraisers in order to lower the cost of the trip! One of these fundraisers happens to be
An Online Auction:
All items have been donated. They include: a stay in Cancun, signed sports memorabilia, homemade goodies and more! The link is provided below:
Check it out! (Only 6 days left!!!)
Free Tickets: Home and Landscape Expo
Human Resources has tickets available for the 2013 Home and Landscape Expo. The Expo runs December 27 through 29 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Stop into Human Resources in the Lower Level of Memorial Hall Monday through Friday to pick up your tickets while supplies last.
Math Jeopardy - Augsburg Places Second
Augsburg placed second to Macalester last evening at the 4th annual Math Jeopardy contest sponsored by Unbounded - the Augsburg Math Club, the Augsburg Student Government, and the mathematics departments at Augsburg, St. Thomas, Concordia-St.Paul, and Macalester.
Augsburg team consisted of: Andy Walsh, Juan TigreLazo, Sadie Tetrick, Nazih Safi, Weixin Peng, Katie Nelson, Alex Greig, Andris Bibelnieks, and Fikre Beneye. Congratulations to the participants and many thanks to the officers of Unbounded and its advisor in their efforts to make the competition run so well.
Congratulations to the 2014 Orientation Leaders
Congratulations to the following students for being selected as 2014 Orientation Leaders!
These folks will be training hard to make sure that this summer's orientation programming is one of the best ever! Great work!
Volunteer Opportunity with MN Urban Debate League
The MN Urban Debate League will be hosting it's Middle School Holiday Classic tournament this coming Wednesday, December 11 at Washington Technology Magnet School at 3:15 p.m.
It's the season to celebrate and spread JOY! We have many middle school debaters who are very excited to debate -- but we need judges to make this tournament a success for them! Consider volunteering with us:
WHAT: MNUDL MS Holiday Classic Tournament
WHERE: Washington Technology Magnet School
1495 Rice Street, St Paul, MN 55117
WHEN: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
TIME: Check in/Judge meeting: 3:15 p.m.; End time: 8:00 p.m.
To volunteer, please contact Mai Yer Vang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daily Chapel: Velkommen Jul
The Velkommen Jul celebration starts off with a special Scandinavian chapel service. We will sing Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Danish hymns. Santa Lucia and Star Boy pay a visit. Join us for this wonderful Augsburg chapel tradition!
Velkommen Jul - Friday, December 6
Join the Augsburg Associates as they welcome the Advent and Christmas seasons in Scandinavian style with Velkommen Jul TODAY Friday, December 6. The celebration begins at 10:40 a.m. with an Advent worship service in Hoversten Chapel followed by a reception and boutique in Christensen Center at 11:00. You may find that perfect Christmas present at the boutique and there will be goodies galore at the bake sale. Cookies, lefse, krumkake, sandbakkels, rosettes and kringler are just a few of the sweet treats that will be available. Please join us and wear your Norwegian sweater!
Open Forum: The State of Marketing in Higher Ed
Rebecca John, vice president of Marketing and Communication, will share reflections from the 2013 American Marketing Association Higher Education conference. The discussion will include an overview of major challenges and changes in higher education marketing and how the work at Augsburg fits into this landscape.
Tuesday, December 10, noon to 1 p.m. in Oren Gateway Center 103.
Conversation: Academic Progress Reports, Alerts
This fall we launched new software programs to get faculty feedback on student progress, specifically students in danger of not passing/falling below a 2.0. The Midterm Progress Report (MPR) was a survey format - which was new. We also had the "ad hoc" alert, similar to what we had before.
The purpose of this conversation is to quickly review what we did, discuss our plans for spring semester, and get feedback and input from faculty.
Tues., Dec. 10, 3-4 p.m. Marshall room.
TODAY Faculty/Staff Appreciation at the Bookstore
The faculty/staff appreciation sale at the bookstore continues TODAY and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday), December 6-7. All regular priced clothing will be 40% off PLUS we have added this discount to trade books, school spirit merchandise, and Nooks (limit two) this year. Make a list -- check it twice! Treat yourself to some Auggie-gear, maybe you can nudge your high-school aged niece towards Augsburg with a fleece blanket; does your sister have that best-selling novel on her holiday list?, and the new baby in the family must have the Auggie onesie! Take advantage of this great discount as a thank you for your support of the bookstore throughout the year.
To receive your discount, you must show your faculty/staff Augsburg ID card at the time of purchase.
Keeping Track of Auggies
Nancy Guilbeault Presents at Town Hall Meeting
Nancy Guilbeault, Director of the Center for Counseling and Health Promotion, was one of the presenters at the Citizens Town Hall meeting December 2. The topic was on mental and student life.
Get your Norwegian Sweater On
Barb Larson, Augsburg alumna and member of the Augsburg Associates, has two Norwegian clothing items for sale. $100 each. The sweater is a size medium and the coat sweater is medium/large. Barb will be at the boutique in Christensen Center during Velkommen Jul today or you may reach her at 952-237-8215. For photos, email email@example.com.