Friday, April 24, 2015
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

New - Compostable Hand Towels

You may have noticed new hand towel dispensers/towels in campus rest rooms. Not only are these towels more sustainably manufactured with less water, they are compostable. As a pilot program, you will see compost containers in the rest rooms in Foss and Music buildings. Please place all used hand towels in the labeled compost container and all other trash in the smaller trash container nearby. An Edina high school student is assisting Augsburg with this effort as an environmental studies project. Thanks for your participation in this "Green by 2019" initiative.

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Teaching and Learning

Live Abroad - Meet With URGO To Learn About Fulbrights

Juniors and Seniors, are you interested in living abroad for a year after you graduate? Meet with URGO before you leave for the summer to learn how to apply for Fulbright! Email to make an appointment.

The Fulbright US program provides grants for English Teaching Assistant Programs (no teaching experience required) or individually designed study/research projects abroad. During their year abroad, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.

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Writing Retreat Deadline Approaching

The deadline to sign up for the for the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat is fast approaching. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat - it is simply time and space to work on scholarship (oh, and eat well, walk in the woods, and enjoy the company of your colleagues). Sign up for the May 17-19 retreat by emailing .

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Summer = Meet With URGO To Talk About Grad School

Thinking of applying to graduate school in the fall? Come meet with URGO staff before you leave, or come in over the summer for advising on how to create a timeline, select programs, prepare for standardized tests, and ultimately put together your best application.

To make an appointment you can call the URGO office at 612-330-1446 or email us at

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Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop May 7

The Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) workshop is offered as part of our on-going college mission commitment to "intentional diversity in our life and work." The goals of the workshop are to provide faculty and staff participants with the opportunity for continued growth in personal intercultural competence and to build skills necessary for creating an inclusive campus community.

Thursday, May 7
8:30 - noon

Includes keynote by Dr. Buffy Smith and sessions tailored for faculty and staff.

Sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Human Resources, Student Affairs, Campus Activities and Orientation, Academic Affairs, Center for Teaching and Learning.


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North Star STEM Opportunities

The North Star STEM Alliance supports African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native and Pacific Islander students working toward STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) degrees. At Augsburg, STEM includes biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics and physics. North Star STEM works to:
* Support student achievement via study groups and peer tutoring
* Engage students in their fields through research opportunities.
* Explore career directions through industry tours, internships, and professional conference travel
* Build community through social networking, peer mentorship, and student organizations.


* Complete the North Star STEM Application at or contact Rebekah Dupont at
* The application typically takes less than 15 minutes to complete and helps to determine your areas of interest as well as identify potential eligibility for various funding opportunities.
* Freshman, sophomores and new community college transfers who are exploring STEM majors are particularly encouraged to apply.
* Faculty and staff are welcome to nominate students who might benefit by emailing


* Peer Mentors, Calculus Workshop Peer Instructor, STEM Peer Instructors, Communications Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator.
* Complete the North Star STEM application and contact Rebekah Dupont at for more information.
* Positions will be 5-10 hours per week and will include planning time in May, 2015 and support of Augsburg SOAR in July 2015.
* Funding is contingent on North Star STEM eligibility.


* Travel to professional conferences
* Academic year research support
* Summer 2016 research support

Note: Students who have completed the North Star STEM application and actively participated in Alliance programming will be given priority in receiving funding.

For additional information see or contact Rebekah Dupont at

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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 the following Internship Registration/Orientation Session in the Strommen Center (Christensen Center, Suite 100):

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:

*If you cannot make it to this session and need to set up an alternate meeting, please contact us at

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Last Week in the Writing Lab

The last shift of spring semester in the Writing Lab will occur next Wednesday evening, 6:30 - 9 PM. The Lab will reopen for summer classes on May 11 and will maintain reduced summer hours through Aug. 21.

Until April 29, these are the hours:

Friday: 4:30-7 p.m.
Sunday: 5:00-8 p.m.
Monday: 11:10 a.m.-1:40 p.m.; 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-3 p.m.; 3:30-6 p.m.; 7:30-10 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:30-6 p.m.; 6:30-9 p.m.

Questions? Please contact K. Swanson, English Department.

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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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Take Time This Summer to Plan Study Abroad/Away

The Study Abroad/Away office provided daily Info Sessions all academic year, where students learn the basics about their opportunities: program choices around the world and in the US, financial aid and scholarships, and more.

The daily *pre-scheduled* sessions are wrapping up this week, but we encourage students interested in study abroad/away to contact us next week or anytime this summer to talk about study abroad/away!

Staff are in the office all summer and glad to do Info Sessions or 1-on-1 meetings by appointment, at whatever time works best for you. Use the slower pace of summer to get your program choice nailed down, so you can start next fall stress-free with a program in mind!

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Sign Up for Augsburg GRE Prep Course On Campus

Graduate programs often require applicants to take the Graduate Records Exam, referred to as the GRE. URGO offers an eight week GRE prep course each summer for students, alumni, and staff at a cost well below those found at private test centers. This course is taught by Augsburg faculty and staff and walks students through each section of the general test. Throughout the course students complete sample test questions and receive in-depth feedback and instruction. The registration fee also includes a six-month subscription to the online GRE study tool, Magoosh.

Tuesdays, May 12th-June 30th

5-7pm @ Sverdrup 206

Cost: $80

Register at

If you have any questions about the course, please contact Kirsten O'Brien at or 612-330-1446.

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General Announcements

Dianne Detloff Receives Community Partner Award

Please congratulate Dianne Detloff from the Center for Wellness and Counseling for being awarded, " The College Partner Award, " from the Memorial Blood Centers.

For years, Dianne Detloff has invited the Memorial Blood Centers to come to Augsburg College. Some of you may remember the buses parked around the quad.
The participation of students, faculty and staff has only grown through the years. In the 2014-2015 academic year, 65 units of blood were obtained to save lives in the community and each unit can save two lives. Bravo to Dianne Detloff and to all of the volunteers who donated!

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Food Service Hours

Friday 4/24/15

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

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

The Commons is open from 7:30am-7:00pm. Market Place is serving Turkey Chili Pie with Cornmeal Crust, Caramelized Cumin Roasted Carrots, Cannellini Beans with Pancetta & Rosemary, and Loaded Baked Potatoes. Vege is serving Roasted Herbed Baby Red Potatoes, Ginger Scented Tofu, Zucchini with Cilantro Sauce, and Sesame Carrots.

On Thursday April 30th Einsteins will be closing at 1:00pm. On Friday May 1st all Food Service Locations will be closing at 1:30pm. All Food Service Locations will be closed May 2nd and 3rd. Starting on May 4th Einsteins will be open Monday-Friday from 7:30am-1:30pm with a limited menu, Nabo will be open Monday-Friday from 10:00am-2:00pm with a limited menu, and The Commons will be closed.

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SciTechsperience STEM Internship Opportunities

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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Food Service Specials

Friday 4/24/15

The Nabo Special of the Day is Roasted Beef & Cheddar with Chips.

There is Carved Meat in The Commons Today!

Today is National Zucchini Bread Day in The Commons!

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!

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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 Pesto Chicken Wrap with Chips.

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.

Build Your Own Pancake at Brunch in The Commons on Saturday!

There is a Hot Fudge Sundae Bar at Dinner in The Commons on Sunday!

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Therapy Dogs Here TODAY

Don't forget to stop by Christensen Center today between 12 noon and 2 p.m. to get a little pre-finals stress relief with our friends from Paws for Learning.

The Center for Wellness and Counseling is happy to help bring our friends to campus for one of the last few times this academic year so stop by and show the dogs some love for all they do for us!!

They will also be around on Monday from 10 - 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday from 8 - 10:00 a.m. on the Skyway level of Lindell Library near the Gage Center.

Any questions, please call the CWC at 612-330-1707.

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Event Announcements

Blues and BBQ - What Could Be Better?

Don't miss Augsburg Jazz for their final spring performance at:

Saturday, April 25, 4 p.m.
Famous Dave's - Uptown
3001 Hennepin Avenue, Mpls
(Corner of Hennepin & Lake)

Reservations accepted (call 612-822-9900), but not required. NO COVER! Just come and enjoy some cool music, and awesome food.

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May Augsburg Total Wellness Event Announcement

Auggies in Service to our Community,

The Augsburg Total Wellness program is calling for volunteers to join our team to pack meals for the Feed My Starving Children organization. This is a great opportunity to use your community service time to serve our global community. Together we can make a difference.

Join the Augsburg team on May 26 from 9:30 - 11:30 AM at the Coon Rapids Feed My Starving Children packing location.

Follow the instructions below to sign up:

Go to:
Reserve your spot by clicking: CONFIRM
You will be prompted to accept the terms of volunteering. Click: ACCEPT
You will be prompted to create an account; it will take just a few seconds to follow the steps
You will receive an email confirmation of your registration

An email will be sent to each registered participant with details for the day of the event. If we fill the available slots, we can add more - so encourage your colleagues to join you in this rewarding work!
If you have any questions, please contact Katie Berggren at

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Baccalaureate Service for Grads: May 1 at 5pm

Baccalaureate is a celebration service of music and word held for the graduating class. Graduating students should wear their cap and gown and may sit with their family or guests in any available seats. Please note that seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you'd like to be a part of the processional party, carrying a banner or candle into the chapel at the beginning of the service, please contact Amy Hanson in the Campus Ministry office.

Friday, May 1, at 5:00 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

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Interfaith Community Sending for Grads: April 30

Graduating students of all religious and non-religious identities are invited to an interfaith service celebrating your educational journey. This 45-minute service will be a special time of reflection and blessing.

Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

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Late Night Breakfast - April 27

Students are invited to Late Night Breakfast on Monday, April 27, 10-11:30 p.m. Thanks to A'viands Food Service - free to any student (with ID).
It's Late...and it's Breakfast!

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Loan Repayment Workshop

Do you feel uncertain about your federal loan repayment options? We are here to help!

Student Financial Services is hosting a Loan Repayment Workshop on May 6th
Time: 5:30 - 6:00, Loan information presentation
6:00 - 7:00, Counselors available for personalized help
Location: Sverdrup Hall room 201

We will show you how to determine how much you owe, federal loan repayment options, loan forgiveness options, and consolidation. Bring your FAFSA PIN number. RSVP online at

Unable to make it? Visit and complete Loan Exit Counselor and/or Repayment Estimator for helpful information on your loan repayment options.

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Daily Chapel: Pr. Justin Lind-Ayres Preaching

Join us for worship in the chapel today at 10:40am: End of Academic Year Celebration. Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres, Associate College Pastor, preaching, "U-hauls and Following a Jesus on the Move." Blessing for Patrick Joiner, Pastoral Intern, as he finishes his internship at Augsburg. Organ music by Sonja Thompson, College Organist, Assistant Professor, Piano and Vocal Coach. Stay after worship for C3: Christ, Community & Coffee in the atrium.

We gather in Hoversten Chapel - Absolutely everyone is welcome!

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Free Dining Table

FREE TABLE, pickup only in White Bear Lake area.

Table: 48"W x 48"D x 30"H.
Finish: Brown Walnut. Material: Hardwood, Birch Veneers, Vinyl.
Assembly required.

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