Friday, April 17, 2015
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SciTechsperience STEM Internship Opportunities

SciTechsperience Internships for STEM Students

SciTechsperience is the internship program that connects college students studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines to paid internships in small to mid-sized Minnesota companies.


Minnesota resident or attending college in Minnesota
18 years of age or older
In good academic standing (2.50+ GPA)
College junior or senior (60 credits completed)
Pursuing a qualifying science, technology, engineering or math degree (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, management information science, physics)
International students ARE eligible for some internships as indicated by employers.

Current open positions: Zurich Medical (, Nanocopeia (, and Zepto Life Technology (

Application Deadline: End of Semester

See for more details and to apply.

Contact to learn more about Great Lakes or SciTechsperience internships for STEM students. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate potential student interns.

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Register Your Summer Internship for Augsburg Exp.

If you are completing a summer internship that you would like to count for your Augsburg Experience, don't forget to register for a non-credit internship (AUG EX3) before starting your experience this summer.

To get started, please attend one of the following Internship Registration/Orientation Session in the Strommen Center (Christensen Center, Suite 100):

Monday, April 20 from 4-5pm
Tuesday, April 28 from 10:30-11:30am

Who should attend?
- Students who have an internship lined up for the summer that is related to their major and/or career goals
- Students who want the internship to count for their Augsburg Experience graduation requirement

If you have questions about non-credit internships, please see our website:

Or contact us at

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General Announcements

Auggies Named as 2015-16 Thrivent Fellows

Three Augsburg College faculty and staff members have been named to the 2015-2016 Thrivent Fellows Program: Kelly Anderson Diercks, associate athletic director; Jacqui de Vries, professor of history and director of General Education; and Rebecca John '13 MBA, vice president of marketing and communication.

The Thrivent Fellows Program is a rigorous, 12-month program designed to develop and equip high-capacity leaders for leadership roles in Lutheran colleges and universities. The program is sponsored by the Lutheran Educational Conference of North America, Thrivent Financial, the Concordia University System of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and the Congregational and Synodical Mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Candidates for the program were selected based on their dedication to the mission and distinctiveness of Lutheran colleges, seminaries and universities; a strong record of service to these institutions; a clear potential for top-level leadership; and their vocational calls to lead these important institutions.

Pleases join me in congratulating Kelly, Jacqui, and Rebecca and supporting their work in this program.

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Campus-Wide IDI-Guided Development Reboot

In response to student input from the spring 2014 focus groups and the fall 2014 survey, and the "Great Colleges to Work For" survey, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee Core is implementing five initiatives, one of which includes increasing the intercultural competence of faculty and staff (and students when applicable). An associated action step includes the campus-wide revitalization and reboot of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and IDI-guided development process first implemented in 2010.

The IDI is Augsburg's preferred tool of measurement of intercultural competence and the IDI-guided development process offers Augsburg faculty and staff a confidential Individual Development Plan to support movement on the development continuum, i.e. growth in personal intercultural competence. Ultimately, Augsburg would like to have all faculty and staff complete the inventory and plan on a rotating basis so that individuals have an opportunity to monitor their personal growth.

Human Resources, in partnership with the Diversity and Inclusion Committee Core, is pleased to support five cohort groups completing the IDI. In addition to completing the IDI, each participant will receive a confidential Individual Development Plan with a consultant before the end of this fiscal year. This cohort group mainly includes new hires, individuals who have expressed interest in taking the IDI, and individuals from critical roles (such as supervisors) and departments with a high volume of student contact. Within the next few days these individuals will receive invitations to participate in the cohort group. For individuals who are not included in this May cohort group, please note that we are budgeting for additional cohorts in the new fiscal year. It is our goal to have all faculty and staff integrated into a rotation within the next couple of years.

Questions can be directed to Joanne K. Reeck at

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Food Service Hours This Weekend

Nabo is open from 10am-2pm on Saturday and closed on Sunday. The Nabo Special is an American Burger with French Fries.

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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Food Service Specials

Friday 4/17/15

The Nabo Special of the Day is Chicken Alfredo with a Breadstick.

There is Carved Meat in The Commons Today!

Come to Nabo and try some Blackeye Bottled Cold Brew Coffee, brewed in St. Paul. Blackeye is a company formed by Augsburg Alum Matt McGinn.

Enjoy some of the new options at The Salad Bar in The Commons! Featuring locally grown items!

Wednesday April 22nd is Earth Day. Come to The Commons where prizes will be given out including; a bicycle, coffee grounds for fertilizer, and assorted herbs in cans. There will also be a special menu featuring locally grown ingredients!

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Food Service Hours

Friday 4/17/15

Nabo is open from 7:30am-6:00pm.

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-8:000pm.

The Commons is open from 7:30am-7:00pm. Market Place is serving Slow Roasted Turkey Breast, Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Dill, Fried Brown Rice with Tofu & Veggies, and Broccoli with Seasoned Cashews. Vege is serving Horseradish Potatoes, Brown Rice with Lime & Cilantro, Carrots with Sesame Dressing, and Green Beans with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.

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Congrats to Augsburg Leadership Award Recipients

Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award: Banna Kidane
Student Leaders of the Year: Amber Kalina & Cuong Nguyen
Emerging Leader of the Year: Marisa Mosqueda
Dean of Students Award: John Boyd, Grant Griffin & Alisha Olson

Community Service Award: Pahoua Xiong
Peer Education Award: Reies Romero
Social Justice Award: Dua Saleh

Seniors of the Year: Leonie Mann, Tina Monje, Jens Pinther, Brad St. Aubin
Juniors of the Year: Sagal Ali & Julian Kritz
Sophomores of the Year: Nancy Lor & Cheemoua Vang
First-Years of the Year: Rita Lalime & Mai Xee Vang

Student Organization of the Year: Augsburg Asian Student Association
New Student Organization of the Year: Save the Kids
Community Service Award: Pan-Afrikan Student Union
Programming Award: KAUG
Social Justice Award: Students for Racial Justice

Student Organization Advisor of the Year: Dulce Monterrubio

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Lindell Library Focus Group Study

The library is looking for your feedback! Are you an undergraduate at Augsburg? Interested in participating in a focus group about reference services? If so, please fill out this form:

Pizza and pop provided! And a chance to win a $25 gift card! The focus group will last one hour.

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Augsburg PA Students Poster Session

Poster Session presented by Augsburg PA students.
As part of the Public Health Unit in the Clinical Medicine course, Physician Assistant (PA) students in the Class of 2016 are developing analysis posters on health issues addressed in the Healthy People 2020 objectives.
Come to this interactive session to learn and hear about their research and recommendations to address these health issues in clinical practice and the larger community.

Thursday, April 23 | 2:30 - 4 p.m. | The Common Table, 2001 Riverside Avenue

Please contact Jenny Kluznik (PA Program faculty) with questions at

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AugSTEM Scholars Program

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars can receive up to $7,000 per year in financial support. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

* Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
* Within 5 semesters of graduating after completion of Spring 2015 semester
* Major GPA of 3.0 or higher
* U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
* Demonstrated financial need via FAFSA

*Incoming community college transfer students and Augsburg students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: If you are interested, you should contact as soon as possible to determine your eligibility. Completed application materials are due July 1, 2015. Note that you will need three letters of recommendation and you are advised to make requests for letters before the completion of the spring semester.

Questions? See or contact

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Event Announcements

Honors Review Hosts 2015 Research Panel

Come one, come all!!

The 2015 edition of the Honors Review is ready for printing, and we want to celebrate Augsburg students who are being published! And how do we celebrate? Why, by hosting a research panel!

Please join us on Wednesday, April 22nd from 1:50-3:00 PM in Old Main 105 to hear first-hand about their research and to ask questions! We are aware that it is the last week before finals and bet you will be hard at work, but please consider stopping by and supporting your peers!

Panelists include Katie Barr, Kathryn Block, Christina Gudaitis, Destiny Henn, and Luke Iverson.

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Faculty and Staff of Color Luncheon

Tuesday, April 21st.
OGC 100
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Join us for our last luncheon of the month. Bring your own lunch and join other faculty and staff of color who work here at Augsburg. This is a great opportunity to network and share in ways we can support each other and work together.

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Last Film In Series: Native Youth Health, Wellness

The Augsburg community is invited for a special screening of films about and by Native youth that focus on wellness and environmental issues.

Mde Mka Ska Canoe Nation Gathering, by local youth producers from Migizi Communications. Mde Maka Ska is called Lake Calhoun. Its Dakota name means White Earth Lake. For the Minneapolis-St. Paul Native American community, its proximity inspires an indigenous means to return to cultural, emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health. This short video by Tiana LaPointe and John Gwinn looks at the history of how and why the event started, as well as details of the 2013 event.

March Point, featured documentary film by Swinomish youth from Washington State. The film follows three boys’ journey on their path from childhood to adulthood as they come to understand themselves, their tribe and the environmental threat to their people.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
University of St. Thomas
O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium
Located on Cleveland Ave.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30

Thank you to our sponsors:
Augsburg College
American Indian Studies Department
American Culture and Difference Program, University of St. Thomas
Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota
Migizi Communications

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Power of Play: Win Izzy's Gift Card

Today's Schedule:

-Sword Fighting from 10:45-11:15 in the Quad

What's that? Epic music? Who is that? A person with a sword challenging you? What will you do?! Let's find out!

Follow that epic music to the Quad where we will see who defeats who in this epic battle of good and evil...or maybe just having fun with foam swords.

-Finger Painting from 12:30-1:30 in Murphy Square

Art is fun. Art is even more fun when its messy!!

We're getting our messy art on in Murphy Square. Wear clothes you can get messy in! No one will get mad at you for being a painty rainbow of art.

****Ultimate Scavenger Hunt is TOMORROW from 11-2pm!! Register your team of 2-5. Winners will win Izzy's gift cards!!!******

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Daily Chapel: AGAPE* Hip Hop Outreach

Join us for worship in the chapel today at 10:40am for AGAPE* Hip Hop Outreach - Dave Scherer! Followed by C3: Christ, Community & Coffee in the Atrium.

Upcoming Chapel Schedule:
Monday, 4/20, at 10:40am: Pastor Sonja Hagander preaching, Blessing for Tony Metz '15 on his graduation
Tuesday, 4/21, at 11:30am: Babette Chatman preaching, Community Collaborative Partner, Redeemer Center for Life and Redeemer Lutheran Church. The Reed Trio performing: Kelsey Birkholz, Jeoffrey Eckblad, and Andrew Meyer; directed by Merilee Klemp.
Wednesday, 4/22, at 10:40am: Earth Day, Michael Martin preaching, Augsburg Groundskeeper; and Blessing of the Tools
Wednesday Night Communion at 9:30pm: Songs of Praise; Patrick Joiner preaching, Pastoral Intern
Thursday, 4/23, at 11:30am: Dr. Bev Stratton preaching and receiving a blessing upon her retirement
Friday, 4/24, at 10:40am: End of Academic Year Celebration, Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres preaching

We gather in Hoversten Chapel - Absolutely everyone is welcome!

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Third Annual MIA and ACTC Art History Symposium

This Saturday, April 18th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m., the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and The Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) will jointly host a day-long symposium for emerging art historians from area colleges. Schools participating include Augsburg College, Carleton College, Macalester College, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, St. Catherine University, St. Cloud State University, St. Olaf College, and the University of St. Thomas.

The event is this Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 am to 4:00. The event is free, but tickets must be reserved online. See the link below for more information and to reserve your ticket!

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Hijab Tube at Mixed Blood

Hijab Tube
Written by Seema Sueko
Directed by Bill Partlan

This family play is about Islam in America through the lens of a young American Muslim woman deciding whether or not to wear hijab, suggesting that the dogmas of other countries are transcended in the United States.

Mixed Blood Theatre-1501 South 4th Street
Saturday, April 25th 2:00pm
Sunday, April 26th 7:30pm
Monday, April 27th 7:30pm

For free tickets, please contact Mary Laurel True,

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Power of Play: Ultimate Scavenger Hunt

Our final installation of Power of Play will take the form of THE Ultimate Scavenger Hunt! The Hunt will be TOMORROW the 18th starting at 11am and going until 2pm.

Teams of 2-5 will need to sign up as they jump through the judges' hoops to get the most points!

Whichever team gets the most points, gets a PRIZE!! IZZY'S ICE CREAM!!!

Extra points awarded for creativity (also a little bribing never hurt).

The Ultimateness starts at the TV Studio in Foss.

Your team must register by emailing Boo at Teams may join day of without previous registration.

Each team is encouraged have a team name and color (so you can match) and it is suggested that one person have a car.

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Focused Conversations - Next Week

We have TWO Focused Conversation topics next week:

[1] First, on Monday and Tuesday is "Growing Augsburg's Corporate Relations Profile," facilitated by Jay D. Peterson, assistant director of Corporate & Foundation Relations; Heather Riddle, vice president for Advancement, and Amanda Scherer, assistant director of Corporate & Foundation Relations.

Come learn how faculty, staff, alumni, and Regents work in partnership with Institutional Advancement maintain and grow strong relationships with corporate and industry partners. Learn which corporations are putting their Corporate Social Responsibility efforts into higher education and workforce development and how Augsburg connects with leaders from area corporations. Click the link(s) below to add the session(s) to your calendar:

Monday, April 20, 3:40 p.m. - Marshall Room -
Tuesday, April 21, 3:40 p.m. - Marshall Room -

[2] On Thursday, President Paul Pribbenow will hold the second Focused Conversation discussing The 7 Augsburg2019 Institutional Initiatives. Click the following link to add that session to your calendar:

Thursday, April 23: 3:40 p.m. - Marshall Room -

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