Public Safety and Facilities Announcements
Teaching and Learning
URGO Summer Research Applications Are Out
Are you looking for a summer research opportunity? Would you like to get paid to do research? URGO applications for 2014 summer research are now available. All fields of study welcome!
-Be a full-time Augsburg undergraduate
-Have completed at least one year of undergraduate study and have at least one semester of full-time study left
-Have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 (lower GPAs are considered on a case-by-case basis)
-Have not previously participated in URGO Summer Research or the McNair Scholars Program
Full-time: 400 hours of research = $4,000 stipend
Part-time: 200 hours of research = $2,000 stipend
Research Assistant: 100 hours of research = $1,000 stipend
Open Moodle Lab
Do you need some help
building/editing your hybrid course Moodle site?
planning the online components of your hybrid course?
creating engaging forum discussion assignments?
devising relevant online assignments?
Come to an Open Moodle Lab for individualized help. Open Labs will be held;
Tues. & Wed. from 9-10:30 a.m. - OGC 103
Thurs. 1:00-2:30 p.m. - Lindell 202
$30,000 to Help Fund Graduate Degree
Are you interested in a career in public service?
Do you plan to attend graduate or professional school?
Could you use $30,000 to fund your education?
If so, you may be eligible for the Truman Scholarship, a merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service. The Foundation seeks candidates who have extensive records of public and community service, are committed to careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills.
Additional eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and junior standing (or senior standing, but in the third year of college enrollment).
Internal applications are due on January 15. If interested, please contact the URGO Office at email@example.com
Dec. 18 Faculty Meeting - Canceled
In keeping with tradition, and in recognition that this is a very busy time for faculty, the December 18 Faculty meeting is canceled. Your next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on January 21.
Model UN Applications Due Dec. 13
The final deadline for applying to the Augsburg College's Model United Nations Team is this Friday, Dec. 13. This year we will be partnering with students from Bahrain University in representing Senegal at the 2014 National Model UN Conference, to be held in New York City, March 30 - April 3. We will have delegates on several General Assembly committees, the UN Environment Program, Economic and Social Council, Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, and World Health Organization.
The program and class are open to any students demonstrating a strong interest and background in world politics, diplomacy, or the work of international organizations. Those selected for the delegation enroll in the Model UN course (POL 368) in the Spring term, and pay a $400 lab fee, which covers the cost of the conference, travel, and hotel in New York. More information about the conference can be found at http://www.nmun.org/nmun_ny.html. Applications can be obtained by contacting Prof. Underhill (firstname.lastname@example.org) and returned via email, or hard copy to Memorial 112B, by 5 p.m. on Dec. 13.
Exciting Course This Spring
This American Indian Studies course will explore the political and social forces at work behind the American indigenous film movement, which responds to mainstream film's portrayal of Native Americans and provides an extraordinary range in perspectives and views that inform Native American cultures.
If you have any questions please contact: email@example.com
Time: Wednesdays, 6 - 9:30 p.m.
$5,000 Scholarship for American Indian Students
$5,000 Scholarship for American Indian and Alaska Native students pursuing careers related to tribal policy and Native American health care
If you're committed to applying your education and training directly to solving problems in Indian Country and interested in being plugged into a growing network of American Indian student leaders across the country, check out the Udall Scholarship.
Scholarships are awarded to sophomore and junior college students in any of three categories:
- To American Indian and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy, including fields related to tribal government, law, education, justice, resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, economic development, and other areas affecting American Indian communities; or
- To American Indian and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native American health care; or
- To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment.
- Lifelong membership in an active and growing network of alumni
- Meeting other student leaders at the Udall Scholar Orientation
- Up to $5,000 for educational expenses
"I've met more friends here than I ever imagined. The connections the Scholar Orientation has set up for us should prove invaluable." - Ashley Keller, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, 2010 Scholar
To be eligible for the Udall Scholarship, you must be nominated by your institution.
Internal Application Deadline: February 4, 2014
For application materials, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity at Urgo@augsburg.edu or (612) 330-1446.
CTL Staff Development Series: Tues., Dec. 10
CTL Staff Development Series
Tuesday, December 10
The Center for Teaching and Learning invites all staff to participate in this month's Staff Development Series! Amanda Erdman, Director of Residence Life, will be presenting "Interdepartmental Collaboration and Communication," discussing ways of effectively building relationships with individuals outside of one's own department, as well as identifying opportunities for cross-campus collaborations.
To RSVP, visit: http://augsburg.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_agZ2k6mTDcN6UQd
Peace Scholar Applications Now Being Accepted
Augsburg sophomores and juniors with a strong interest in peace and justice issues are invited to apply for the 2014-15 Nobel Peace Prize Scholar Program. Two students will be selected to join a group of a dozen students taking courses in Oslo, Norway at the International Summer School and the Nansen Dialogue Center in July & August 2014. The Peace Scholars also take a leading role in promoting student participation in the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, held each Spring on the Augsburg campus.
Full information, including application materials, can be found at http://peacescholars.wordpress.com/ Applications are due by Jan. 31, 2014.
Any questions or inquiries can be directed to Prof. Underhill: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 330-1312.
Dining Survey Winners
Thanks to everyone who completed a dining services customer satisfaction survey. Of the 274 students who participated, two were chosen in a random drawing to win a Google Chromecast! Congratulations to Emily Thompson and Elise Hitchings (check you Augsburg email to see how to claim your prize).
2014 Orientation Leaders
Congratulations to the following students for being selected as 2014 Orientation Leaders!
These folks will be training hard to make sure that this summer's orientation programming is one of the best ever! Great work!
Central Services Holiday Hours
Shipping/Receiving and the Mailroom will be open the following hours on December 23, 26, 27, 30, 31:
Shipping/Receiving 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mailroom 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
The Copy Center will be closed December 23-January 1.
We anticipate that many departments on campus will be unstaffed. If your department will be staffed and you would like to continue your regular mail and package delivery during the period Dec. 23-Dec. 31, please call ext. 1054 by Dec. 20 with that request.
Win $500: Apply for Study Abroad by Friday
Apply by this Friday for any of the Summer Break faculty-led study abroad programs for 2014 - and be entered to win a drawing for $500 off the program cost!
So come in for an Info Session to get started -- Sessions are 15 minutes and cover the basics of study abroad. Sessions take place MWF at 10:30 a.m. and TTh at 3:30 p.m.
Start your application today!
International Business: Germany and the US
Psychology & Education: Slovenia
Prelude to WWII: Paris and Berlin
Questions? Contact Andrea Dvorak at email@example.com or 612-330-1669
Educ. Holiday Party & Gretchen Irvine Celebration
Friday, Dec. 13. 3-6 p.m.; Education Suite 3 Sverdrup Hall
Students, faculty and staff are invited to a holiday party and celebration of Dr. Gretchen Irvine's retirement. Gretchen has been an active member of the department and Augsburg community for 20 years, teaching and leading the departmental efforts in early childhood education, technology and social studies. A short program celebrating her contributions will take place at 4:00 in the suite. Please join us!
Late Night Breakfast - Dec. 16
It's late and it's breakfast!
Sponsored by A'viand's, students (with ID) are invited to Late Night Breakfast, Monday, December 16, 10-11:30 p.m., Commons, Christensen Center.
Tomorrow: The State of Marketing in Higher Ed
Rebecca John, vice president of Marketing and Communication, will share reflections from the 2013 American Marketing Association Higher Education conference about the state of marketing in higher education. The discussion will include an overview of major challenges and changes in higher education marketing and how the work at Augsburg fits into this landscape.
Tuesday, December 10, noon to 1 p.m. in Oren Gateway Center 103.
Keeping Track of Auggies
For Sale: Cozy Coupe, $25
Gently used Little Tikes Cozy Coupe for sale. Classic red plastic car with yellow top has only been used indoors and is in good condition. It's about a year and a half old and is the 30th anniversary edition. Asking $25; you would need to pick it up at our home in Brooklyn Center. Contact Erin Voss at firstname.lastname@example.org or x1138 if interested.
iPad Mini for Sale, $200
Original iPad mini 16GB Wifi (black) for sale, one year old. In excellent condition; comes with charger, original box, and a generic case (molded plastic on the back, magnetic "smart" cover for the front). Asking $200. Contact Erin Voss at email@example.com or extension 1138 if you're interested.