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Boren Scholarship to study a language abroad

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

The Boren Scholarship is a spectacular opportunity for students to receive funding for intensive language study abroad! Junior Auggie Abdul Sharif was selected last year to study Swahili in Tanzania – fully paid!

Boren Awards provide funding to U.S. undergraduate students (first years through seniors) to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and Middle East.

In exchange for the funding awardees work one year at a federal agency (for example, the Department of State or Department of Defense) around issues of national security defined very broadly, such as sustainable development, environment, disease, migration and economic competitiveness as well as more traditional security concerns.

Awardees (must be U.S. citizens) can be given up to:
$20,000/Academic year study abroad
$10,000/Semester study abroad
$8,000/Summer study abroad (only for STEM students)

Competitive applicants will generally have some experience in studying a second language or speaking one at home, and have a strong academic record.

If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu or Study Abroad/Study Away at abroad@augsburg.edu as soon as possible. Please make an appointment before starting your application. Application Essays must be emailed to urgo@augsburg.edu by the Augsburg Deadline, January 21st.

Alternative Spring Break 2019: Building Together

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Looking for something meaningful to do this spring break? Consider signing up for Alternative Spring Break!

During the week of March 16th-23rd, Augsburg students will be traveling to Birmingham, Alabama to serve with Habitat for Humanity. You could be one of these! We’ll visit places like the Civil Rights Institute and learn from African-American activism both past and present. This trip is a great opportunity for students of different backgrounds to come together, learn, and build houses and community!

Registration is open now! Forms can be found online at http://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry/alternativespringbreak/ and in the Campus Ministry Office.

Note that sign up will continue after winter break! Spots fill up fast, so register soon! $100 is due at registration to secure your spot.

General Announcements

– Important Payroll Information –

submitted by ueckerk@augsburg.edu

In preparation for year-end 2018, we ask each employee to review the items below and contact us with any changes or updates to your personal information that we have on file.

Please review your 12/07/18 or 12/21/18 pay stub and verify the following:
1) Name, Address and Social Security Number – If there are any errors or records need updating due to life events, please contact Human Resources. HR@augsburg.edu

Student Workers, Employees and Managers please make necessary contingencies if your time and access is limited over and around the holiday break and you want to be paid appropriately and timely.
1) Last pay date of 2018 is 12/21/2018, this is for any hours worked 12/2 – 12/15.
There will NOT be any other payments issued after this date. Hours should be logged into Kronos daily. If you have any trouble accessing Kronos notify Payroll immediately. payroll@augsburg.edu
• Student Worker/Employee Kronos deadline is 2pm Monday, December 17th.
• Manager approval deadline is 10am Tuesday, December 18th, however you may begin as early as Monday after 2pm.
2) First Pay Date of 2019 is 01/04/2019, this is for any hours worked 12/16 – 12/29.
• Hours worked should be logged daily.
• Kronos time entry deadline is still 2pm Monday, December 31st. This is a holiday and all time in the system will automatically submit.
• Manager approval deadline will be 10am on Wednesday, January 2nd – due to the holiday on Tuesday, January 1st.
o NOTE: There will be a shorter processing time for this payment, so please respect the approval deadline of 10am and approve any time you can prior to that deadline. Time not approved could result in your employee NOT being paid timely.

If you need any further assistance please contact Payroll at payroll@augsburg.edu. Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday!

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship for STEM students: deadline Jan. 18, 2019

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Students can now apply for the 2018-19 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg University. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2019, in the following areas:
1. Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
2. Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

Deadline for application: Friday, January 18, 2019.

More information about the scholarship, along with links to the application packets, can be found at the 2019 NASA Scholarship Cover Letter. If you need this information in alternative form, please contact STEM programs at stem@augsburg.edu.

Questions? Please contact STEM Programs at stem@augsburg.edu.

12 Days of Gratitude

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

Calling all Auggies!! Share what you are grateful for during 12 Days of Gratitude.

Augsburg’s virtual gratitude jar will be open from now until December 21st, for all Auggies to share what they are grateful for–big or small. Statements of gratitude made here will be shared at the start of 2019 through Augsburg Wellbeing (hint, hint: we’re re-branding!). This will give us a moment to reflect on the good, and feel grateful for what was, while looking forward to 2019. Gratitude statements will be shared anonymously unless otherwise requested by the statement writer. The form will be open for the 12 days leading up to the holiday break (from now through December 21st).

Examples of gratitude statements (obviously, specific to me–yours will look different!): I am grateful for my HR team and all the work they do to support Augsburg.

Augsburg’s Virtual Gratitude Jar

Water Policy

submitted by hangb@augsburg.edu

Beginning January 1st, vending machines will no longer offer bottled water. Please reach out to environmentalstewardship@augsburg.edu with questions, comments, and ideas moving forward.

Sparkling and other “enhanced” water will continue to be available around campus.

Minneapolis tap water, which consistently meets or exceeds safe drinking water standards, is available in drinking fountains for FREE! Students who need a refillable water bottle can pick one up at the Campus Cupboard (see hours: http://inside.augsburg.edu/foodshelf/), thanks the Environmental Action Committee’s Water Bottle Share program.

This is the next phase of the University’s Policy on Bottled Water, approved in May 2017. Learn more at: http://www.augsburg.edu/green/water-and-energy-conservation/bottled-water-policy/

http://www.augsburg.edu/green/water-and-energy-conservation/bottled-water-policy/

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship for STEM students: deadline Jan. 18, 2019

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Students can now apply for the 2018-19 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg University. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2019, in the following areas:
1. Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
2. Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

Deadline for application: Friday, January 18, 2019.

More information about the scholarship, along with links to the application packets, can be found on the link below. If you need this information in alternative form, please contact STEM programs at stem@augsburg.edu.

Questions? Please contact STEM Programs at stem@augsburg.edu.

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

Apply to be a Phillips Scholar

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Apply to be a Phillips Scholar!

The Phillips Scholars Program recognizes and rewards private college students who strive to make life better for those with unmet needs. Applicants are challenged to think creatively and become community-service leaders by developing a project to meet an unmet need in Minnesota communities. Phillips Scholars receive scholarships during their junior and senior years, and a stipend to complete a project during the summer between junior and senior year.

This preliminary application is used to select two finalists from Augsburg University who will then develop a full proposal to be submitted to the Minnesota Private College Council for the scholarship. This will include a 5-7 page project proposal, official transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation. Staff members of the Sabo Center will help finalist complete their applications.

You must be a sophomore during the 2018-2019 school year to apply.

Read more about the Phillips Scholarship program here: https://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/giving/our-scholarships/phillips-scholars-program

Preliminary application (see link, below): Wednesday, January 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

Augsburg finalists selected to submit full proposals will be notified by Friday, January 25.

Full applications will be due February 8, 2018.

Preliminary Application (Due January 23)

Share your Study Abroad/Away Story

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

How was your experience on a Study Abroad or Away Program? Would you like to share your experience and maybe a few photos with your fellow Auggies? Auggies go on programs all over the world on short and long programs–share your story, give advice, or simply give us some feedback on how your program went.

Share your study abroad story here!

Event Announcements

Faculty/Staff Appreciation at the Bookstore

submitted by millerch@augsburg.edu

Faculty and Staff, this week Wednesday through Friday is the faculty/staff appreciation sale. All regular priced clothing, trade books, gifts and school spirit merchandise will be 40% off. I hope you have your list and have checked it twice because it is a perfect time to do your holiday shopping, plus a great opportunity to get some new Augsburg University gear for yourself! . Take advantage of this great discount as a thank you for your support of the bookstore throughout the year.

Shop during store hours:
Wednesday December 12: 9am – 5pm
Thursday December 13: 9am – 5pm
Friday December 14: 9am – 5pm

Discounted Sesquicentennial Gala tickets to employees available for a limited time

submitted by chambek2@augsburg.edu

Join us at the Sesquicentennial Gala on September 27, 2019, an unprecedented event to begin a full year of festivities honoring who we’ve been and who we’re becoming. We would love to see faculty and staff attend this momentous occasion to celebrate and be celebrated as a part of Augsburg’s history.
This special evening will include a reception to connect with friends and alumni, dinner, and dancing!

Buy Tickets Here

Monday, December 17 – Late Night Breakfast

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

It’s late and it’s breakfast! Monday, Dec. 17, 9:30pm to 10:45pm, Christensen Center, Commons. Free to students with Augsburg ID. Provided by A’viand’s food service.

Students are invited/encouraged to bring items to donate to Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard to help support other Augsburg students throughout the holidays.

Needed items include:
-Personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, tampons, etc.)
-Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, chips, crackers, etc.)
-Jars of peanut butter and other nut butters
-Sandwich bread
-Canned chicken
-Jars of pasta sauce
-Cereal
-Granola
-Cheese
-Apples/bananas/oranges
-Ramen

Study Abroad this summer

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Travel and earn credit this summer! Options around the world and the USA to help you get ahead on credits and graduation requirements. Every program fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too! Apply by January 31!

PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION IN SLOVENIA
May 12-27, 2019, choose one or two courses:
• PSY 205: Culture and Psychology, Fulfills Social & Behavioral Sciences LAF
• EDC 490/580: School and Society

ART PERFORMING SOCIAL CHANGE, PUERTO RICO, USA
May 13-29, 2019
• THR 295: Art Performing Social Change, fulfills Fine Arts LAF
• Scholarships available

SPACE MOUNTAIN: ASTRONOMY IN HAWAII
May 13-27, 2019
• PHY101: Astronomy, fulfills Natural Sciences LAF

INNOVATION AND DESIGN IN THE NETHERLANDS: PAST & PRESENT
May 18 – June 2, 2019, choose a history & an art course:
• HIS 195 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands, fulfills Humanities Gen Ed, or
• HIS 440: upper level elective for history majors
• ART 133: Intro to Digital Photography, fulfills Fine Arts Gen Ed
• ART 333: Advanced Digital Photography

MUSIC THERAPY IN CHINA
July 9-22, 2019, choose one course:
• MUS 374 or 475: Practicum
• MUS 582: Transcultural Mus. Therapy II
• MUS 511: Practicum

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN MEXICO
Multiple 3-week course blocks, May to August
• Spanish classes, beginning to advanced: fulfills Modern Language Gen Ed, or electives for Spanish Majors and Minors
• SPA/ART 231: fulfills Fine Arts Gen Ed
• Internship and Independent Research opportunities
• Scholarships available

MEDICAL SPANISH AND INTERNSHIP
June 5 – July 21, 2019
• SPA 206: Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
• INS/SPA 399: Internship, Medical Observership
• Scholarships available

Learn more and apply online

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