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Teaching on the Banks of the Mississippi River

Next Tuesday, gather in the warm comfort of OGC 100 to hear Professor Joe Underhill reflect on and share his experience teaching guiding students down the Mississippi River last fall.

Teaching on the Banks of the Mississippi River: Reflections on the River Semester with Joe Underhill
Tuesday, February 16
3:30-5 p.m., OGC 100

Coffee and tasty themed snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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Get Excited About Assessment

Faculty - next Wednesday, grab lunch in the Commons (it's on us!) and join your colleagues in the Augsburg Room for an informal presentation on our most recent assessment data from Director of Assessment Kristen Chamberlain.

You heard that right. Free lunch. Just RSVP to

Wednesday, February 10
12-1:30 p.m.
Augsburg Room, Christensen Center


A new web page on Augsburg's institutional assessment activities is now live!

Go to to learn more about the three-year assessment cycle and access our most recent institutional assessment data.

For even more information on Assessment, visit the Assessment Moodle site:

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Internship Opportunity at UIC in China

Augsburg graduates and graduating seniors (May 2016) are invited to apply for a one-academic year Internship at UIC. Applications for the Intern position must be completed and submitted to UIC's International Development Office no later than the 14th of February 2016.

More info and application form:
Inquiries: or

Requirements for the Application include:

1. Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree in any relevant programme.

2. A full transcript of academic work completed with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

3. Two letters of recommendation from academic staff supporting the application.

4. A full personal resume including an expression of interest in a position in a specific programme which is offered as a major at UIC. The applicant should articulate the skills and experience he/she would bring to this specific area of the UIC academic programme. General Education is also a viable academic area in which to pursue an Intern position. See the following website for more information on the academic curriculum at UIC:

5. Additional information of activities, working experiences, travel and special strengths including computer/technology skills which are important in assuming the role of an Intern.

6. Agreement to enroll in a specially designed "Chinese Language, Culture, History and Development Programme"(see Compensation for the Intern Position at UIC below for details) offered by the Centre for Chinese Language and Culture (CLC) at UIC during their year of residence at UIC.

7. An interview conducted by the Director of International Education at the home institution in which the applicant is enrolled. It is the applicant's responsibility to schedule this interview with the Director of International Education at his/her home institution.

Compensation for the Intern position at UIC:

1. A monthly housing allowance (RMB1000, for example, for shared apartments at Horizon Cove) will be granted; health insurance; and a round-trip economy air ticket from home country to China of up to RMB11, 000 on a reimbursement basis (the China-home country ticket is given upon successful completion of contract) and ferry or bus fare from airport of arrival to Zhuhai;

2. A monthly stipend of RMB 6000 ($950 US) is paid from assumption of duties in August/September to the end of June. During this period Interns are involved in assigned duties and organizing activities (see requirements and responsibilities of Interns below).

3. A "Chinese Language, Culture, History and Development Programme" consisting of (a) two Chinese language classes of 3 hours weekly in both semesters; (b) lectures/seminars on Chinese culture, history and development at fortnightly intervals, 2 to 3 hours each, 3 to 4 times per semester; and (c) 2-4 visits to historical sites and museums in nearby locations to appreciate the great depth of Chinese history and culture.

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Study in Denmark This Summer - Deadline Extended

Study abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark this summer to earn an ENL and SOC credit! Explore the city through film and literature, by bike, foot, and public transportation! One of Europe's best cities will be your home for three weeks!

Application deadline extended to February 15!

Get program information and apply online here:

Questions? Contact Maren,

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Study in Mexico This Summer

Would you like to study abroad this summer in Mexico? At Augsburg’s Center for Global Education and Experience in Cuernavaca, Mexico, you can take courses in Spanish, history, Latin dance, or do an internship.

Come learn more about this opportunity, including about the scholarships that are available!

Monday, February 15 in the Augsburg Room (Christensen Center)
Info sessions from 10-10:30 and from 11-11:30

Learn more and apply online here:

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Provost's Internationalization Travel Grant

Two travel grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded annually to faculty interested in pursuing teaching, research, curriculum development/integration, or other scholarly collaboration with an Augsburg international program or international partner institution. Ideally, the travel grants will be awarded annually for two different regions of the world:

Southern Africa - Center for Global Education & Experience study center in Namibia or through the study center with a local partner university or a Namibian or South African NGO that partners with CGEE

Asia - partner institutions in China (2) and Hong Kong, South Korea

Europe - partner institutions in Norway, Finland, Germany, Poland and Slovenia

Latin America - Center for Global Education & Experience El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Nicaragua or through a CGEE study center with a local university or NGO that partners with CGEE.

While the goal of the grants is to strengthen existing relationships, innovative proposals that work toward the development of new international partnerships will be considered.

Applications will be evaluated by the Committee on Faculty Development and the Dean of Global Education.

***Apply for this and two other CTL grants online at***

Proposals are due NEXT MONDAY, February 15

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Teaching and Learning Award Nominations

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the 2016 awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning.

Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, or service.

All full-time faculty or staff who have been employed at the college for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

For more information and to submit to online nomination form, go to

Nominations are open through February 22.

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Wednesday - Striving for an Inclusive Faculty Group

All faculty and staff are invited to participate in the next "Striving for an Inclusive Faculty" group discussion.

Wednesday's event will explore the aims of education in a democracy, and do so through a democratic discussion structure, the Paideia Seminar.

Email to receive a reading guide and copy of the reading, James Baldwin's "A Talk to Teachers."

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General Announcements


The Environmental Student Leaders Action Network has introduced Terracycle bins to the Urness bathrooms. The bins will collect Personal care products such as: toothpaste, toothbrushes, shower products, deodorant, etc. The floor that collects the most wins a PIZZA PARTY! The competition ends on March 10th! There is another Terracycle bin for community use in Christensen.

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2015-2016 Augsburg Leadership Awards

Nominations for the 2015-2016 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open!

These awards recognize student leaders and student organizations for their innovative and outstanding leadership during this academic year. Recipients will be honored at the 17th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards on Tuesday, April 5 from 5 - 7 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

All students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members are strongly encouraged to submit nominations; self-nominations are also encouraged. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 11 by 5 p.m.

To nominate an individual or a student organization, and for more information on the award descriptions and criteria, visit:

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Scholastic Connections Applications Available

Scholastic Connections is a scholarship and mentorship program for undergraduate students of color at Augsburg College. Students who are successful in their application process and are selected to participate, receive a $5000 scholarship and are paired with a successful alum of color who serves as mentor for the Scholar.

Five "new" Scholars will be selected for the program for 2016-17

Eligibility criteria:
• GPA of 2.5 or higher
• Demonstrated leadership ability or potential
• Demonstrated community involvement (on or off campus)
• Demonstrated financial need

Students who receive full tuition scholarships (Promise, Act 6, President Scholars) are NOT eligible for SC.

Application Process - Applicants must complete the following:
• Scholastic Connections Application (due 3/1)
• One letter of recommendation from someone other than a family member (due 3/1)
• An application interview with Cindy Peterson (completion deadline 3/15) - instructions to follow receipt of application


For more information about the program and access to the application, visit the SC web page at Inside Augsburg, A to Z Directory, Scholastic Connections.

ATTENTION FACULTY & STAFF: If you know of a student who could benefit from working with a mentor and receiving scholarship assistance, feel free to nominate the student for SC. Nomination forms are available at the SC web page.

Questions? Contact Cindy Peterson at or 612-330-1754.

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AmeriCorps VISTA Position at Augsburg College

We are looking to hire an AmeriCorps VISTA for the upcoming year! Have you wondered what you should do after you graduate? Do you want to learn more about food justice and health equity? If so, this position is for you! The Health Commons and Campus Kitchen are partner again to host this very important position. For more information please visit or email Katie Clark at

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Event Announcements

Art Club Meets on Tuesday

Art Club is excited to announce its interest to expand its membership to include students from all creative disciplines this spring. They are seeking students from the Film, Music, Theater, Art Education and Writing departments to help plan and carry out creative projects throughout the year. Art Club is looking for new and fresh perspectives to broaden the base of disciplines and create projects and programs that reflect broader creative interests.

Art Club would like to invite interested students to its first meeting on Tuesday February 9th at 4:30 p.m. in Old Main 6.
Come share your ideas and vision to expand Art Club’s outreach and programming.

For further information contact: Ijaaz Cousin or Susan Boecher

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Spring All Hands Meeting - Thursday

The Spring 2016 All Hands meeting is this Thursday, February 11, at 11:30 a.m. in Hoversten Chapel. All members of the campus community are invited to attend. Access to connect to the meeting from off-site locations will be available. The link for remote access will be posted on the All Hands page the morning of the meeting.

To add the All Hands meeting to your calendar, click the following link:

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ELCA Summer Camp Job Fair - 2/16

February 16
4-6:30 p.m.
East Commons, Christensen Center

Looking for a paid summer job? Want to gain leadership skills? Enjoy working with youth? Come to the ELCA Summer Camp Job Fair to visit with camp representatives from across the United States. Interview on the spot!

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MNPC Job & Internship Fair - Last Week to Register

Are you a sophomore, junior, or senior? Attend the MN Private College Job & Internship Fair on Wednesday, February 17. Meet with employers from business, non-profit, government, science, and other sectors to pass out resumes, gather information, network, and arrange interviews. Pre-registration and a $10 fee is REQUIRED - no on-site registration! Registration fee INCREASES to $30 AFTER this Friday, February 12.

Also, get your FREE professional LinkedIn Profile Picture taken at the fair!

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LinkedIn Hands-On Workshop - Feb. 25

3:45-4:45 p.m.
Sverdrup Hall 201

Interested in learning how to create a professional online presence? Curious about how you can use social media to expand your network, explore career fields, and locate job opportunities? Attend this hands-on, lab based workshop to learn and apply techniques for using LinkedIn, the most popular online professional networking service.

Topics will include:
-Building an effective student profile and professional online presence
-Exploring career fields by connecting with alumni
-Researching companies and connecting with recruiters
-Networking and building connections in your field

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Daily Chapel @ 10:40am: River Sem, Joe Underhill

Join us for worship in the chapel today at 10:40am: The River Semester with Joe Underhill. Joe and some of his students, Mike Madson, Noah Cameron, Ricky Taylor and Hannah Arvold will speak about their experience on the Mississippi during fall semester! Musician: Ian Underhill-Cady, pianist.

Chapel this week:
Tuesday, 2/9, 11:30am: Rebecca John, Vice President of Marketing & Communication, preaching. Musician: Linh Kauffman, soprano, and Augsburg voice instructor.

Wednesday, 2/10, 10:40am: Ash Wednesday Worship with Imposition of Ashes. Pastor Sonja Hagander, College Pastor & Director of Ministries, preaching. Musicians: Briana Ekstrom, vocalist, and Brady Geary, pianist.

Thursday, 2/11, 11:30am: No Daily Chapel - All Hands Meeting

Friday, 2/12, 10:40am: Leif Anderson, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, preaching. Musician: Abby Salmonson, oboe. Followed by C3.

We gather in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center - Everyone is welcome!

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Off Campus Studies Fair on Friday

Off Campus Studies Fair this Friday, February 12
10:30 to 2:30 in the Christensen Center Lobby

Have you thought about studying abroad or somewhere else in the US for a few weeks, semester, or year? Come to the Off Campus Studies Fair and learn about the more than 300 opportunities for Auggies to study off campus in over 90 countries, including the US.

Visit the fair to enter a drawing to win great prizes - gift cards, tech gifts, travel gear and more!

Get the full details here:

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Luncheon with Batalden Convocation Speaker

Please join us for lunch with the Batalden Convocation speaker on Tuesday, February 16, from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Marshall Room.


Traditional Lakota Approaches to Health Disparities: Connecting People and the Environment

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Keeping Track of Auggies

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Girl Scout Cookies

My niece, Josie, is selling Girl Scout cookies for the very first time! She has an ambitious goal and I'd love to help her out.

If you'd like to purchase cookies, I have an order form down in my office in Memorial 12, in the Social Work Department or I can come to you!

Cookie varieties available for $4/box:
Thin Mints, Cranberry Citrus Crisps, Peanut Butter Sandwich (Do Si Dos), Shortbread (Trefoils), Peanut Butter Patties (Tag Alongs), Thanks A Lots, Caramel deLites

Cookies available for $5/box:
Trios (GF)

Also, if you can't eat them, their troop is donating cookies to the St. Paul Fire Department, Children and Family Services ( a domestic abuse resource center for families with children) and Operation Cookie Drop, where cookies are sent to military troops overseas.

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Roommates for Anderson Sober Apartment Next Year?

I am a female first-year student in search of female identified roommates who would want to live in a sober (no smoking, drugs, alcohol or sex) environment for next year. Depending on the interest level, it would either be an Anderson apartment or an Anderson Townhouse. If interested, please contact Dianne Detloff, the EP!C Advisor, at or someone in the residence life office!

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