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Teaching and Learning
Engaged Department Workshop at the U of M
This event sponsored by the University of Minnesota Office for Public Engagement, Gustavus Adolphus College, and Minnesota Campus Compact is open to departmental teams or individual participants from any campus interested in integrating civic and community engagement into departmental research and teaching activities.
Participants will hear from Andy Furco and leaders in a variety of academic departments that have already planned, implemented, and evaluated strategic initiatives that advanced the integration of public engagement, and will consider opportunities to deepen engaged learning and scholarship in their own contexts.
Friday, October 23, U of M Recreation Center
For more information and to register, visit http://engageddepartments.eventbrite.com/
The Sabo Center will cover registration fees for any faculty members interested in attending. Registration closes Oct. 15!
In Pursuit of Equity: Pedro Noguera and Discussion
This Thursday, Pedro Noguera will speak at the MEA Conference. A sociologist and UCLA Education professor, Noguera is one of the nation's leading experts on what it takes to foster true equity in our public schools.
Join our PreK-12 colleagues at the MEA conference on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Roy Wilkins Auditorium.
As a local follow-up, we invite Augsburg faculty from all departments to coffee and conversation regarding the partnership work we are doing or would like to be doing with P-12 schools, and how these efforts strive to close the opportunity gaps in the Twin Cities.
The discussion will be held on Monday, October 19th, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Lindell 301.
For more information, see this article by Noguera and the MEA speakers website:
Called to Scholarship with Joan Kunz on Oct. 19
The Seasons of a Scholar's Calling: Reflections at Mid-Career
by Joan Kunz
On October 19, join the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV) for a time of reflection and recognition of the scholarship of Joan Kunz, Associate Professor of Chemistry and the 2015 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching award.
Monday, October 19 from 3:45 to 5 p.m. in the Marshall Room
All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
For a poster of the event see http://web.augsburg.edu/acfl/calledtoscholarshipJoanKunz.pdf
Have You Found the Writing Lab?
Be sure to find the Augsburg Writing Lab! The marvelous writing tutors at the Augsburg Writing Lab work with all Augsburg students on any writing task -- papers, reports, applications, personal statements, resumes, etc. The WL is located on the street level of Lindell Library, just left of the circulation desk. No appointments are taken; just come with ideas, drafts (in hard copy), assignments. Each year the tutors conduct about 2,000 sessions with Augsburg grad and undergrad students and have had very busy first weeks this fall!
Here are the hours for fall semester:
Mondays: 11:10 - 1:40 and 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Tuesdays: 12:30 - 3:00; 3:30 - 6:00; and 7:30 - 10 PM
Wednesdays: 3:30 - 6:00 and 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Thursdays: 12:30 - 3:00; 3:30 - 6:00 and 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Fridays: 4:30 - 7:00 PM
Sundays: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Questions? Contact K. Swanson, English professor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Teach an Honors Elective: Call for Proposals
No, really. We'd love to hear your ideas about teaching electives in the Honors Program.
We're looking for interesting courses that might be offered multiple times, on a regular basis -- no need to worry about one-off course design. A fully developed syllabus is not needed at this point. We just need some really good ideas.
Please submit your concept proposals, for possible offering in the fall 2016 or spring 2017, by October 30th, to:
More details and the application form are available at:
This Thursday, "Who Is My Neighbor?"
"Who is My Neighbor?" workshop with Abdirahman Mukhtar, Director of Youth Programs at Brian Coyle Community Center. Mr. Mukhtar will discuss topics of importance related to the East African Community in Minneapolis.
Workshop for students, faculty, and staff--
Thursday, October 15
Marshall Room, Christensen Center
Refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship. For more information, please contact Mary Laurel True, email@example.com
Major/Career Exploration Series Pre-Health Week
If you're considering a career in healthcare, there will is a wealth of events available from Oct. 12-16, the Fall 2015 Major/Career Exploration Series Pre-Health Week. Events include:
Tabling: Center for Global Education and Experience for Pre-Health Students
Wednesday, Oct. 14 | 10am-2pm
Christensen Center Lobby
Scribe Information Session
Wednesday, Oct. 14 | 3-4:15pm
Pre-Health Experiences Auggie Panel
Thursday, Oct. 15 | 1:50-3pm
Pre-Health Panel Discussion
Friday, Oct. 16 | 1:50-3pm
East Commons, Christensen Center
Seminary and Divinity Day
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 Field in the Christensen Center for Vocation 612-330-1467, firstname.lastname@example.org or see the website: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/seminary-and-divinity-school-day/
Interfaith Mini-Convo at 10:40am: Truth & Action
Interfaith Mini-Convo at 10:40 am: Julia Frost Nerbonne speaking, Executive Director, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, "Faith Leads Us to Speaking Truth and Taking Action."
Chapel this week:
Tuesday, 10/13, 11:30 am: Service via Skype with the Augsburg River Semester group, led by Prof. Joe Underhill and Prof. Thorpe Halloran.
Wednesday, 10/14, 10:40 am: "Urban Arboretum" with Prof. Larry Crocket who will share insights and philosophies related to stewarding green space.
Thursday, 10/15, 11:30 am: Service of Holy Communion: Let the Whole Creation Cry. Musicians: Kou Lee and Ray Makeever, flute.
Friday, 10/16, 10:40am: St. Luke's Day: Healing of Our Environment and all Creatures. Melodie Lane, vocalist.
We gather in Hoversten Chapel Everyone is welcome!
Hagfors Center Focused Conversations: Tue. & Wed.
This week's Focused Conversations about plans for the Norman and Evangeline Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in Sateren Auditorium. Representatives of HGA architects will be present to review the designs with the camp community.
Click the links below to add a session to your calendar. The link for remote access to the Tuesday session will be posted on the All Hands page in advance of that session.
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Sateren Auditorium:
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Sateren Auditorium:
Indigenous Peoples Day Hip Hop Show
The Augsburg Indigenous Student Association, Save the Kids, and Augsburg Latin American Students invite you to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day (NOT Columbus Day) at Augsburg College!
Location: Foss Center Chapel
Date: Monday, Oct. 12th
Time: 5-8:30 p.m.
ALL AGES welcome and Open to the Public/Community, FREE ADMISSION!
FREE FOOD while supplies last AND Tatanka Truck will be on-site selling Indigenous Food!
SHOW LINE UP & SET-TIMES:
5-8 PM Graffiti Artists outside of chapel
5-5:30: DJ Chuck Chizzle
5:30-6: House of Dance w/DJ Francisco
6:20-6:35: Peace of Mind Records
6:40-7:00: Kapulli Yaocenoxtli Dance Group
7:00-7:30: Baby Shel
7:30-8:00: Tall Paul
8:00-8:30: Chase Manhattan
8:30-40: DJ/Closing music
Keeping Track of Auggies
Microwave for Sale
GE turntable microwave, 1.0 CF, white, clean, works fine. Dimensions 20" wide, 12" high, 15" deep. Model JES51033WB001, no longer manufactured. $20. Call me at x1297 or e-mail.