Public Safety and Facilities Announcements
Teaching and Learning
Website Training TODAY
Website training in Lindell 301 at 2 p.m. today. Learn how to manage media (images, video, social) on your website. All website content managers are welcome to attend.
Add this to your calendar and see the full training schedule at http://engage.augsburg.edu/mannj/meetings/
Faculty, Do You Like Free Coffee (and Tea)?
Are you interested in having conversations with other faculty about teaching issues? Do you have some great teaching ideas you would like to share with your colleagues? Do you want to be reminded that you work with wonderful colleagues who do amazing things in the classroom? Do you simply want a mid-morning break and a free cup of coffee? If so, come have coffee, make connections with colleagues from departments across the college, and get advice from your peers at this CTL-sponsored discussion.
Monday, October 27
10-11 a.m. (drop by or stay the whole hour)
Marshall Room, Christensen Center
Academic Year Research Grants Available
Each fall URGO offers $1,000 research grants for students who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. These grants require 100 hours of research over the course of the academic year and are a great way to ease into research or to continue work on an existing project. These grants go quickly, so apply SOON!
Applications for Academic-Year Research Grants are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, complete the electronic application at http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/on-campus-research/. Mentor approval for projects is shown by emailing the application and report form to email@example.com.
Augsburg Involved in AAC&U Global Conference
Augsburg College was well represented at the recent AAC&U Global Learning in College Conference held in Minneapolis Oct. 16-18. The Sabo Center for Citizenship and Center for Global Education collaborated on a pre-conference, "East African Immersion Day." Twelve faculty and administrators from across the U.S. and Canada participated in the event. It was facilitated by Mary Laurel True, Sabo Center, and Regina McGoff and David Hamilton, CGE.
Joseph Erickson, Education, and Ann Lutterman Aguilar, CGE Mexico presented a session on "Clues for Educating Global Citizens: What Our Research Suggests." Student Nazrawit Dimore represented Augsburg on a closing panel, "Students' Stories: Influential Experiences and Turning Points in Global Learning."
Phil Adamo Book-Signing and Reading - October 29
The Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Department of History invite you to celebrate the vocation and scholarship of medieval history professor Phil Adamo.
Join us on Wednesday, October 29 from 3:15pm-5:00pm in Oren Gateway Room 100. Professor Adamo will sign books, which will be available for purchase. Adamo recently published two books, The Medieval Church: A Brief History (2013) and New Monks in Old Habits: The Formation of the Caulite Monastic Order (2014).
He will also read "Hanging Little Joe on the Suburban Ponderosa, Or, What has the Middle Ages to do with the Old West?" an essay soon to be published in a special edition of the Journal of the West. This essay looks at Adamo's childhood, growing up on the edge of a Texas suburb, and how that experience with the imagined Old West led to his vocation as a medievalist.
Refreshments will be provided. For more information, see http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2014/10/13/philadamovocationandscholarship/
Get Paid to Do an Internship
Wouldn't it be GREAT if you could get paid to do an internship?
You may be able to do just that because of a grant recently awarded to Augsburg College. Augsburg has recently been awarded a Great Lakes Career Ready Grant. The Career Ready Internship grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation provides funds to colleges and universities so that they can partner with businesses and nonprofits to develop new paid internships, and convert existing unpaid internships into paid opportunities. This program serves juniors and seniors who receive financial aid, improving their odds of graduating and preparing them to enter the workforce with real-world experience in their fields of study.
To be eligible:
* Students must be in good academic standing (2.5+ GPA)
* Students must be a college junior or senior (60 credits completed) at the time of the internship
* Students must be eligible for financial aid (work study)
* The internship must be related to your major or career aspirations
* Internships will take place Spring and Summer 2015
Act now! Priority consideration is given to students who complete the short Augsburg application online by November 15th. To learn more about the grant, visit www.augsburg.edu/strommen
Eligibility and application instructions are included on the website.
Second Flu Shot Clinic Scheduled for 10/28
CCHP reminds all interested students, faculty and staff that the MN Visiting Nurse Association will be back on campus on Tuesday 10/28/14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Riverside Room to administer flu shots.
Most insurances are accepted so bring your insurance card and a photo ID. The cost of the shot is $30 cash or check if you do not have insurance. There is no need to make an appointment. It is a walk-in clinic and takes just minutes to get the shot. Help keep Augsburg healthy this flu season - get your flu shot on Tuesday! Any questions, please contact the CCHP office at 612-330-1707.
Health Commons Supply Drive
The Augsburg Central Health Commons is a community outreach program held at Central Lutheran Church in Downtown Minneapolis, which provides basic medical services and health education to people of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds free of charge. The mission of the Health Commons is to promote health and healing in marginalized populations. Donations are the primary way that the Health Commons is able to provide these services to its visitors.
The Health Commons will be holding a Supply Drive, sponsored by Tri-Beta, during the week of October 27th - October 31st, 2014. Below is a list of items requested for donation:
men's white socks (new)
feminine pads (not tampons)
large size diapers (size 4, 5, 6, or pull-ups)
travel size shampoo
travel size conditioner
travel size soap
travel size toothpaste
travel size lotion
Many of these items can be purchased for low cost at a local dollar store. Any contribution is going to be very appreciated! Drop off boxes will be in the Biology Department office (second floor science) and residence halls all week.
Questions can be directed to biology student Michelle Grafelman firstname.lastname@example.org
Dream Scholarship for Abroad Experience in MN
MN DREAM Act scholarship for students doing HECUA program in the Twin Cities! Check it out to see if you are eligible to apply! Come by Multicultural Center for more info!
In addition to the financial incentive, participation in the "Dare to DREAM Scholarship" program offers:
· Resume, interview, and career coaching
· Augsburg Experience requirement
· Trustworthy off-campus support
· Retention of talented un/DACAmented students
Deadline: Spring Semester study abroad application deadline - Oct. 30
Contact: Dulce Monterrubio, email@example.com
Deadlines for Studying Abroad
Remember the application deadlines for studying abroad!
Short term winter break, Chiapas, Mexico
Short term winter break, El Salvador
Spring semester 2015
Spring break 2015, Mexico
Fall semester, Academic Year & non-Augsburg College Summer Programs
Food Service Hours
Nabo is open from 7:30am to 8:00pm. The Special of the Day is Chicken and Pepperoni Pasta.
Einsteins is open from 7:30am-9:00pm, with the late night menu starting at 7:00pm.
The Commons is open from 7:30am-8:00pm. Market Place is serving Grilled Garlic Pork Loin, Grilled Zucchini, Potatoes with Parsley, Asparagus. Vege is serving Seasoned Yellow Squash, Snap Peas with Mushrooms, Couscous with Dates & Pistachios, and Cottage Fries.
Fall Break Hours
Einstein's will be closing at 1:30pm on Friday and closed on Saturday
The Commons on Friday will have brunch and dinner hours
Nabo is closed Friday and Saturday
Become an Orientation Leader
Would you like to:
Gain valuable leadership experience?
Receive first-rate training?
Get involved at Augsburg?
Meet new people?
If you answered yes to any of the following questions, you should apply to be a 2015 Orientation Leader today! You can pick up an application in the Auggie's Nest, located in the basement of the Christensen Center. Applications are due on Tuesday, November 11 at 12 p.m. and must be turned in to Joanne K. Reeck in room 1B in the basement of Christensen Center.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Sammy Coy or Chris Wallace in CAO at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1100
Focused Conversation - TODAY
Beth Reissenweber, chief financial officer and vice president for Finance and Administration, will lead the second (of two) Focused Conversation session, "How do we grow financial resources collectively to serve our mission?" this afternoon, Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 3:40 p.m. in OGC 100.
The format of the Focused Conversation series includes a brief presentation to share data and context followed by conversation among and input from attendees. The slides for the sessions will be available online for reference afterward, but people are encouraged to attend in person to engage in the discussion portion of the sessions.
The remaining fall 2014 schedule of Focused Conversations is available on the "All Hands 2014-2015" page in the College Reports section of Inside Augsburg. You can access the All Hands page by logging into Inside Augsburg and clicking the "All Hands" icon on the main page of Inside Augsburg.
Biophysics Lecture Wednesday Morning
St. Kate's biophysicist Dr. Jolene Johnson will be speaking to PHY 317. Her talk is titled: "Harnessing the power of fluorescence techniques to study viral composition"
The Augsburg community is invited to attend.
Details: Wednesday, October 22, 8 a.m. in Sverdrup 1
Stay Awake For It - Mindfulness Event Tomorrow
Augsburg's Mindfulness Club and Students for Racial Justice Present: "Stay Awake for It!--Making Meaning with Mindfulness and Meditation"--an evening with local wellness activist and freedom fighter Dr. Joi Lewis. Next Wednesday (10/22) in OGC 100 5-7 p.m.
"Dr. Joi" will guide us in basic meditation (friendly to beginners) with wisdom and inspiration from bell hooks and rumi, plus some mindful eating (food from AfroDeli). Dr. Joi will facilitate the practice of being "awake" through different medians to create space for restorative social justice, mindful leadership, and radical self-care. With such space, Dr. Joi believes we are better able to gain access to deeper connections and healthy expressions of grief, pain and joy, which then, according to Dr. Joi, allows us to heal and fall in love with our Augsburg community, the larger community, and ourselves more deeplyor for the first time. Please join us. Everyone welcome!
More About Dr. Joi D. Lewis:
Dr. Joi is a wellness activist and freedom fighter who believes in interrupting her own oppressor patterns with loving kindness and invites others to do the same. She uses tools like meditation, mindfulness, chanting, song and poetry to examine how race intersects with our multiple and intersecting identities: class, gender identity, religion, nationality, ability sexual orientation, etc. She believes that the lack of exploring our multiple and intersecting identities induce isolation & disconnection within our community. So Dr. Joi offers a practice of being "awake" that requires our ultimate health not just our ultimate sacrifice.
Dr. Joi spent over 20 years as a practitioner-scholar in higher education at a variety of public and private institutions: land grant, selective private, women's college and a community college. She also served as Chief Diversity Officer at three different institutions and as Vice President of Student Affairs at two institutions. Throughout her tenure in a variety of senior administrator roles, as well as through her scholarship, she has underscored her commitment to ensuring that all people-particularly those who have been historically underrepresented--have access to the best programs, services, and experiences possible. Dr. Joi is also a certified Yoga and Zumba Teacher as well as a practitioner and facilitator of meditation.
With her own multiple identities, Dr. Joi is a trusted leader in a variety of communities--especially within our local African American and Queer communities. She is mindful of the ways in which race and ethnicity intersect with identities based on gender(s), social class, religion, national origin, sexuality, and physical ability, as she works to hold space that supports our multiple and intersecting identities. Dr. Joi believes that when individuals, institutions and organizations "practice" compassion, loving kindness and radical self-care it becomes easier to do well and do good and build sustainable and reciprocal relationships with both local and global communities.
Contact Mindfulness Club President Nik Linde at email@example.com or Club Advisor, CCHP Counselor Jon Vaughan-Fier at 612-330-1337.
Upcoming at The Common Table
1) TODAY: TUESDAY, 5:30-7:30pm
"Community Organizing - The Strategy for Building a Powerful Public Life and Community"
What makes organizing different from other justice work? What are the Faces of Power and how do organizers build power through relationships? How will disenfranchised communities tip the balance of power in the next decade?
Join the Organizing Apprenticeship Project and the Bonner Program for important conversation and skill-building around the tools of organizing and learn how local organizers are building towards racial equity. The OAP is an organization that works to advance racial, cultural, social and economic justice in Minnesota through organizer and leadership training, policy research and strategic convening work and they are excited to build with Augsburg's student body.
Session two, "Racial Justice Advancing Equity Movement," will be Thursday, November 13th from 5:30-7:30pm.
2) EVERY WEDNESDAY, 6pm
Trinity Lutheran Congregation hosts a free Community Supper at the Common Table space. All are welcome to share food and meet your neighbors!
3) EVERY SATURDAY, 7:30-9pm
Open Speaker A.A. Meeting
The purpose of all A.A. group meetings is for members to "share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism." Open Speaker meetings are available to anyone interested in Alcoholics Anonymous' program of recovery from alcoholism. Nonalcoholics are welcome to attend open meetings as observers."
4) FACEBOOK UPDATE:
In order for us to share updates, photos, and events more effectively, we have created a new Facebook account (in addition to our Facebook page) and out of necessity we've given it a real person name in addition to it's secondary name which is The Common Table. If "Graham Thaddeus" friends you on Facebook, it's our team and we hope you'll accept and help us reach our goal of 300 friends before Give To The Max Day on November 13th!! Thanks for your friendship.
Personal Document Destruction Event Tomorrow
Faculty, staff and students are welcome to bring their personal confidential documents to a FREE Shred Event sponsored by Augsburg Facilities Management. Bring your material (two boxes or bags maximum, please) to the Shred Right truck parked between Sverdrup and Lindell Library tomorrow (Wednesday, October 22), between 8:30-9:30 a.m. You must present your documents at this time; I am sorry we cannot offer early pick-up and storage of your personal documents. If you are not available at this time, it is your choice if you wish to entrust one of your coworkers to bring the documents to the truck for you. An Augsburg ID will be required, as we unfortunately cannot make this a community event.
Last call to gather your materials! We can't give advice about what records you can destroy, but do your own research to figure out what you can get rid of from your home desk or file cabinet!
Wednesday: SciTechsperience-Paid STEM Internships
Wednesday, October 22
4:30-5:30, 30-minute presentation followed by Q & A
Old Main 105
Paid Internships in STEM, Hands-on Opportunities in Minnesota Business
Becky Siekmeier, Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)
On Wednesday, October 22, Becky Siekmeier of the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) will give the presentation, "Paid Internships in STEM, Hands-on Opportunities in Minnesota Business", and answer questions about the SciTechsperience internship program.
This paid internship program connects talented college students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines to rewarding hands-on opportunities in dynamic Minnesota businesses. Augsburg students Sabrina Feister and David Fowler have each participated in SciTechsperience internships and will be present to share their experiences and help with the Q & A portion.
Eligible students must be:
* In good academic standing (2.5+ GPA)
* A college junior or senior (60 credits completed)
* At least 18 years of age
* Currently enrolled and pursuing a qualifying science, technology,
engineering or math degree.
Augsburg majors that are eligible include biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, management information science (MIS), and physics (including students doing pre-engineering). This presentation is hosted by the mathematics department but open to all interested students, staff and faculty. See http://www.mhta.org/work/scitechsperience-internships/ for more information on SciTechsperience.
Questions? E-mail Rebekah Dupont at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming AgileAdvisor Training
AgileAdvisor training sessions for faculty advisors and staff will be held on the following dates and times:
Today, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Sverdrup 201
October 22, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sverdrup 205
October 27, 2-3 p.m., Sverdrup 201
October 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Sverdrup 205
October 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Sverdrup 201
Each session will be the same, so you only need to attend one of the offerings. These sessions will be held in computer labs so that we can do some hands-on training. If you use a laptop, please feel free to bring it to the session.
The training sessions will cover some of the basic functions of AgileAdvisor and its connection to the upcoming midterm progress reports. Additional information is always available in the AgileAdvisor manual: http://go.augsburg.edu/agilemanual
If you cannot attend any of the sessions or have additional questions, please contact Nate Hallanger (email@example.com).
Combine Peace Corps/VISTA with Grad School - TODAY
Are you interested in combining graduate school with service in either Peace Corps or VISTA? Michigan Tech offers programs in 11 departments (Biology; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Environmental and Energy Policy; Forestry; Geology; Industrial Archaeology; Mechanical Engineering; Rhetoric, Theory and Culture (humanities and social sciences); and Science Education) that combine practical service opportunities with time on campus. Most students spend one academic year on campus, then either two years in Peace Corps or one year in VISTA, followed by one more semester back on campus. Some programs accept students from any undergraduate academic discipline.
Come to the info session to learn more!
Tuesday, October 21 at 4 p.m.
More information at:
3D Printing Night Tuesday 10/21 7-9pm
All are welcome to join in another event in our hacker/maker themed event series. The night will include talks about the applications of 3D printing, as well as getting to see some 3D printing in action. There will be opportunity to learn the process of designing pieces to print and examples of printed objects. Pizza and cake will be provided, not printed.
When: 7-9 p.m. on Oct. 21
Where: Basement of Science Hall
Daily Chapel: Vocation
Join us for worship today at 11:30 a.m.: Rev. Jack Fortin preaching, Senior Fellow for Christensen Center for Vocation (Alexandra Jamieson, vocalist)
This week in chapel:
Wednesday (10/22): Pr. Justin Lind-Ayres preaching, Assoc. College Pastor (Worship Band)
Thursday (10/23): Dr. Darrell Guder preaching, Princeton Theological Seminary's Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology (Mandy Isaacson and Shannon Smith, violin)
Friday (10/24): Mid-term Break - No Chapel Service
We gather in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center - Everyone is welcome!
Seminary and Divinity School Day - October 28
Are you considering the idea of theological graduate school education? Is there a possibility you might want to become a pastor, a professor of religion, or work in a church-related vocation?
On Tuesday, October 28, gather with your peers for Seminary and Divinity School Day, a special day of discernment. The day includes several thought-provoking breakout sessions and the opportunity to meet with representatives from 17 top-notch seminaries and divinity schools from around the nation, from multiple denominational affiliations.
The day will also feature a keynote luncheon address - "Where Next? Vocation as Path" by Marty Stortz, Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation.
By attending Seminary and Divinity School Day, you will also have the chance to visit with students from other regional undergraduate schools who have similar questions and interests. The full schedule is available on our website: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/events/seminary-and-divinity-school-day/. There is no charge for this event, but please register by Monday, Oct. 20. To register, please see the website or contact Lonna in the Christensen Center for Vocation, firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1467.
Did you know these 18 schools are coming?
Bethel Seminary, University of Chicago, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary,Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Luther Seminary, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago,Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg,
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS), Pacific School of Religion, Princeton Theological Seminary, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Union Theological Seminary, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Wartburg Theological Seminary
Use Your Community Service Hours This Friday
Want to use your community service hours but not sure what to do? Join Staff Senate for a Community Engagement Day this Friday, October 24! Take part in a community engagement activity to serve our neighbors right here in Cedar-Riverside. You can sign up for one or both!
Sign up at: http://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/
Both these activities qualify for using community service hours (*Check with your supervisor for approval of the usage for your paid community service leave.)
Option 1, 9am-noon: Brian Coyle Community Center
Meet at 9 a.m. in the Oren Gateway Lobby. The morning will be spent participating in a variety of projects at one of the neighborhood's most important organizations the Brian Coyle Community Center. Learn about the many programs of the Center including: the food shelf, youth and English Language Learning programs, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf Boutique, and much more.
Lunch is noon to 12:45 p.m. on your own, but we will be gathering at the Afro Deli.
Option 2, 1-4 p.m.: West Bank Cleanup
Meet at 1 p.m. in Oren Gateway Center Lobby. Spend the afternoon with the West Bank Business Association staff and Augsburg colleagues for a neighborhood clean-up while learning about the restaurants, coffee shops, bars and arts organization in Cedar-Riverside. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.
For more information or to sign up, visit:
Film Festival Submissions Needed by 10/24
Art Club is seeking film submissions for "A Very Spooky Film Festival" which will be held on October 28th from 7-8 p.m. in the Sateren Auditorium.
Films should be 3-5 minutes submitted in a MOV format and delivered on a dvd or flashdrive. Submissions may be left in the Old Main basement dropbox, by October 24th.
Festival participants will cast votes for favorite films and prizes will be awarded to winners.
Intl. Campus Directors Reception - TODAY
Faculty and staff are invited to join the Office of International Programs/CGE to meet and greet our International Campus Directors from Central America, Mexico and Namibia.
Today, Tuesday, Oct. 21
Open House Format
International/Multicultural Suite--Christensen Center Lower Level
Tickets On Sale Now for A Midsummer Night's Dream
Ticket reservations have begun for A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, directed by Martha Johnson.
Performance dates are:
October 31, November 1, 6 and 7 at 7 p.m.
November 2 and 9 at 3 p.m.
For more information and to reserve your tickets, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/theater/current-season/ticket-information/
Keeping Track of Auggies
Lehmann and Hensley Present Workshop
Dr. Barbara Lehmann and Dr. Melissa Hensley of the Augsburg College Social Work Department, along with Ashley Trudell, MSW, of St. Joseph's Health Center, presented a workshop at the annual Mental Health Education Project conference at Temple Israel in South Minneapolis. Titled "From Wounded Healer to Healing Healer," the workshop focused on reducing the stigma of mental illness among mental health professionals and promoting healthy boundaries and self-care for mental health providers who have a mental illness diagnosis.
Auggies Participate in a 24-Hour Math Contest
This past weekend, math majors Tim Crowell, Cory Haight-Nali, and Duane Pomerleau represented Augsburg College in the 6th Wisconsin Mathematical Modeling Challenge, a 24-hour contest held in La Crosse, WI. Competing against teams from La Crosse, Eau Claire, Stevens Point (all WI), and Bemidji State, the team members showed resolve and resilience, staying up for most of the 24 hours and working hard on the assigned problem. While not finishing first (only the winner was announced), great fun was had by all! Way to go, Auggies!