Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Index

Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Hagfors Center Update for Thanksgiving Week

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

As we enter Thanksgiving week, multiple projects are underway in the Hagfors Center to prepare the facility for move-in next month and opening for classes on January 8. Furniture installations are underway on the second and third floors this week. Lab equipment installations also continue this week.

In addition, the wall blocking the Hagfors Center skyway from the second level of Lindell Library has been removed, offering a glimpse from the library into the new building. Access to the skyway from the library will be opened after the holidays.

This week’s update also includes information about the following topics:

>>Art installations – including a photo of the three-story mural in the process of being installed as well as links to a video featuring artist Greta McLain and a story about the members of Augsburg Women Engaged who funded the project. Additional art installations are also scheduled this week. Watch future updates for more photos.

>>Community garden – including a photo of the progress as of last week and link to an Environmental Stewardship Committee blog about the design plans for the community garden.

See the full update for the week of November 20

Teaching and Learning

Applying for grad school? Come see URGO

submitted by prosserj@augsburg.edu

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) staff is available to provide individualized advising for students and alumni who are applying to graduate school. Applying for graduate school requires planning and involves many details, so wherever you are at in the process – picking schools, studying for the GRE, or writing your personal statements – we encourage you to make an appointment with us at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446. URGO can provide resources and strategies to help you build your list of programs, prep for your GRE, and craft and tailor your application essays to put your best foot forward!

Finish Papers, Revisions, Applications before Thanksgiving with Help from the WL

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

If you haven’t already visited the Writing Lab, it’s time to do so! More than 600 Auggies have already used the WL this semester. Writing Lab tutors await all students, grad and undergrad, and their written work – essays, applications, personal statements, creative writing. The Lab is located on the street level of Lindell Library and is just left of the circulation desk. No appointments are taken.
Here are the hours:

Mondays – 11:10–1:40 p.m., and 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Wednesdays –11:10–1:40 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 6:30–9 p.m.
Thursdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Fridays – 4–6:30 p.m.
Sundays – 5–8 p.m.

Note: The Lab will be closed for Thanksgiving break after the 11:10 – 1:40 shift on Wed., Nov. 22 and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27.

Paid Summer Experience: URGO Summer Research Info Sessions Nov 28 & 29

submitted by prosserj@augsburg.edu

URGO Summer Research Info Sessions
November 28th @3:30 in the Marshall Room
November 29th @6pm in OGC 100
Hear from past researchers and get the scoop on writing a strong application!

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Student researchers gain important analytic, technical, and writing skills that are important for graduate school and careers. The URGO program is also includes a weekly Speaker Series focused on research skills and professional development, as well as weekly seminars with fellow researchers. Students from all disciplines are invited to participate, and past projects have ranged from biology lab work to theater performance.

URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. Both receive a significant campus housing discount as well. The program runs from mid-May to the end of July and students must plan to be enrolled at Augsburg for Fall 2018 to be eligible.

URGO Summer Research Assistantships
In addition to the URGO Summer Research Program, URGO also funds 100-hour summer research assistantships where undergraduate students assist a faculty member with an ongoing research project. Research Assistants and mentors determine how to spread the 100 hours of work over the course of the summer and it is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu or call 612-330-1446 to set up an appointment.

URGO Research and Travel Grants

submitted by prosserj@augsburg.edu

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) offers $1,000 Academic-Year Research Grants to fund 100 hours of student research. Students who are interested in conducting research during the year are encouraged to seek out ongoing faculty research projects that they may join.

URGO also offers Conference Travel Grants of up to $850 for students who have been accepted to present their research at a professional conference.
Both applications can be found on the URGO website. The funds may be used at any time during the academic year, however the grants are given out on a rolling basis, so we recommend interested students apply in the fall.
If you have any questions about these grants, please contact Kirsten O’Brien (obrienk@augsburg.edu or x1446), Research and Graduate Opportunities Specialist.

Summer Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Ethics

submitted by prosserj@augsburg.edu

The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for its 2018 summer undergraduate research program in biomedical ethics. This program is highly competitive and 4-5 students will be selected. Each student will be placed with a faculty mentor for approximately 10 weeks. Students will participate in educational session on bioethics research and lunch meetings with faculty.
Interested applicants should apply to job posting 87872BR: Bioethics Intern on the Mayo Clinic jobs website (http://www.mayoclinic.org/jobs ) by January 12, 2018.
Candidates must attach the following to the online application:
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals & how bioethics research relates to those goals
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors
For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research

submitted by prosserj@augsburg.edu

The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for a one-year, 2018-2019 academic year, post-baccalaureate research experience in empirical biomedical ethics as part of the Mayo Clinic Graduate Research Employment Program (GREP). GREP is designed for individuals who plan to attend graduate or medical school and must receive their bachelor’s degree before the position starts.
Interested applicants should email the following materials to bioethics@mayo.edu by March 16, 2018.
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals and how biomedical ethics research relates to those plans
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors. Letters should be sent directly to Dr. Richard Sharp, Program Director, by the recommender.

For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu

General Announcements

Coming changes to Google Drive for faculty and staff zoom sessions

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

October was Cyber Security Month. Come to an information session to hear briefly what the current cyber threats are, learn some tips that apply at work or home, share your experiences and strategies.

Also in December IT is adding new tool to Google Drive to protect regulated data. If faculty or staff have regulated data in Drive you will get an email notification. What is regulated data? Come and find out! Adding this tool means we will not dissuade you from keeping FERPA data in Google Drive in 2018. We want to you to be able to fully use Google Drive in your work.

There will also be a required online self-paced information security training coming for faculty and staff as part of our work on information security. Come and find out more!

We have a last session scheduled in Lindell 202
Friday November 17, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Additional Zoom virtual sessions
Tuesday November 21, 3:00 – 3:30 PM [cancelled]
Thursday November 30, 9:00 – 9:30 AM https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/671569168
Monday December 4, 9:00 – 9:30 AM https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/656824283

Find out what more about we’re doing for information security at Augsburg

Recap from Staff Senate & University Council Subcommittee Open Forum

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

On Wednesday, November 15 Augsburg staff came together to learn more about the University Council structure and the work being done by the subcommittees. Each University Council subcommittee had a representative explain what their roll is on campus, give updates on the work they have done, and what current goals they are working on.

Read more about the UC–Subcommittee Open Forum

Jewelry Donations Welcomed

submitted by waggoner@augsburg.edu

On February 13 and 14, the Associates will have a Valentine’s Day Vintage and Used Jewelry Sale on campus. To get ready for this sale, we are asking for your donations of gently used jewelry – those items that have been laying in your jewelry box for years just waiting to be worn. Now, those fancy earrings, delicate necklaces, shiny cuff links and awesome tie bars can find a new home and show themselves off again!

There will be a basket for your donations at Velkommen Jul on Friday, December 1st on the 2nd floor of Christensen Center near the Scholarship Table. Look for the signage! Donated jewelry can also be dropped off in the Alumni Office (OGC Suite 106) no later than January 10. The Associates will neatly package all of the jewelry and bring it back to campus for the sale in February. There will also be fudge for sale!

Augsburg Associates is a volunteer group of alumni, retired faculty and friends of Augsburg. This is an opportunity for you to support the Associates in their fund-raising projects for student scholarships. Don’t miss this opportunity and THANK YOU!

Denmark & Iceland: Summer study abroad program

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:
THE DARK SIDE OF THE HAPPY CITY IN DENMARK & ICELAND

Courses: ENL 270 or ENL 395, AND SOC 111/URB 111, or SOC 295/URB 295 The program also fulfills Augsburg Experience

In this program, students will have the opportunity to learn about two amazing cities: Reykjavik and Copenhagen and earn 8 credits at the same time! This two-course Augsburg Abroad experience explores the relationship between city and text; it is an interdisciplinary celebration of cities, with Reykjavik and Copenhagen and their environs as the sites of the celebration. Students will access the artistic heart of the city by immersing themselves in the real-life locations of Hamlet, Copenhagen Noir, and major films. Simultaneously, they will tour Copenhagen (often via bike and public transport) to learn why it is a mecca of urban sustainability and livability with some of the most inspired public spaces in the world. The program will also include a one-night stopover in Iceland, where students can explore Icelandic community life, explore its Viking history and storytelling (sagas).

Applications are due on January 31. Students eligible for Summer Pell Grants can apply their summer funds to this program!

Email abroad@augsburg.edu, or come and talk to the Study Abroad/Away Office for more details! We are located in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Check here for program details and application information

Palestine & Israel: Summer study abroad program

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:
INTERFAITH ENGAGEMENT IN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL

Courses: RLN 205 or RLN 490. This program also fulfills Augsburg Experience

Join this two-week course to gain a transformational learning experience. You will be immersed in the Israeli and Palestinian contexts, particularly focusing on the three Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Through lectures, readings, and conversations you will deepen your understanding of the history, sacred texts, beliefs and practices of the three Abrahamic faiths. Particular attention will be given to the roots of conflicts in the region and to peacebuilding movements.
We will visit holy sites that are at the center of the sacred stories that shape the beliefs and practices of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. We will hear how faith shapes the daily lives of those living in the land often called “holy.”

Applications are due on January 31, and SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!

Email abroad@augsburg.edu, or come and talk to the Study Abroad/Away Office for more details! We are located in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Check here for program details, scholarship info, and application

Thailand & Laos: Summer study abroad program

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:
DIVERSITY AND INEQUALITY IN GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN THAILAND & LAOS

Course: SWK 280 (elective credit for non-majors, requirement for social work majors). It also fulfills Augsburg Experience!

This program explores diversity and social inequality as a prerequisite to professional social work practice in a global context – specifically, in the context of Southeast Asia and Hmong culture. A critical dimension of professional practice is competence in work with diverse populations. The course introduces students to key theories and constructs undergirding cultural competence, including social construction theory, social contact theory, aversive racism, implicit bias, and micro-aggressions. Additionally, course introduces key social work practice models and frameworks as they pertain to cultural competence, including systems theory, ecological framework, strengths perspective and person-in- environment.

Applications are due on January 15, and SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!

Email abroad@augsburg.edu, or come and talk to the Study Abroad/Away Office for more details! We are located in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Check here for program details, scholarship info, and application

Mexico: Summer study abroad program

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

Earn language, Art, Keystone, or Internship credit in Mexico this summer:
AUGSBURG CGEE IN MEXICO: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN MEXICO

CGEE in Mexico offers five 3 1/2 week sessions (blocks) focusing on Spanish language and Mexican culture in which students can take one course per session, and take up to five courses throughout the summer. This community-based program includes homestays, a trip to Mexico City, optional weekend excursions, and numerous guest speakers designed to help students learn about history, culture, and contemporary struggles for peace, justice, and human rights.

Specialized Spanish courses in Business Spanish, Spanish for Ministry, and Spanish for Healthcare Professionals can be combined with internships in those fields to create a truly customized summer experience.

2018 PROGRAM DATES
The summer is organized into five blocks, you may take anywhere from one to five blocks. Students who wish to take an internship must enroll for at least two blocks:
Block I: May 2-27
Block II: May 23-June 17 (KEY 490 offered only during Block II)
Block III: June 13-July 8
Block IV: July 5-29
Block V: July 25-August 19

Applications are due March 15, 2018
Scholarships are available! Students eligible for Summer Pell Grants, may apply the summer grant funds to this program if they attend at least two Blocks.

Email abroad@augsburg.edu, or come and talk to the Study Abroad/Away Office for more details! We are located in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Check here for program details, scholarship info, and application

Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc.- tabling today

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. will be on campus today (Tuesday, November 21) from 11:00- 1:00 in the Christensen Center lobby. They provide residential services for adults who have severe Autism. Their goal is to expand the life options of our residents and help them realize their full potential. They are currently hiring part-time Living Skills Instructors and full-time Program Liaisons. You may find more information online at afpwa.org. If you would like to apply, please send a resume to Nicole at nhaigh@afpwa.org.

Event Announcements

Donate to the TriBeta Personal Hygiene and Food Drive

submitted by bowlbyh@augsburg.edu

TriBeta (Biological Honor Society) is hosting a personal hygiene and food drive from Monday 11/21/17 to Monday 12/4/17. Please consider donating! Items can be placed in the five boxes throughout campus (Christensen Center Welcome Desk, Enrollment Center Lobby, Foss Atrium (outside of the Campus Ministry offices), Oren Gateway Center Welcome Desk and Si Melby Lobby (outside of the Athletics offices)). All items will be donated to Merrick Food Shelf who opens their doors to the Twin Cities community for those who are in need.

Film about Norwegian immigrants in USA

submitted by youngs@augsburg.edu

Engage with the culture and get to know the community. Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Gifts is showing an American film classic, I Remember Mama (1948), a story about the ups and downs of a Norwegian immigrant family in San Francisco, circa 1910.

Thursday, December 7
7:00 pm, Doors open at 6:30 with pre-movie entertainment
Showing at Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave So, Minneapolis, 55406

$3 entry
Tickets sold at Ingebretsen’s,1601 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
For more information, call 612-729-9333

http://www.riverviewtheater.com/show/show/2410

Tonight SMART and AURA Collaborative Panel in Marshal Room (6-8pm)

submitted by thompsoc@augsburg.edu

TONIGHT!! Augsburg’s SMART and AURA are collaborating to create a dialogue on the intersections of substance use/abuse and sexual misconduct. Come join us from 6-8 pm in the Marshall Room. Join us to hear stories from SMART and AURA members, learn about Title IX, and be a part of this unique and necessary discussion. All Augsburg students, faculty and staff are invited! Snacks will be provided!

Advent Vespers is coming up Come join us and sign up in Campus Ministries (Foss 104)

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Be a part of one of the biggest celebrations at Augsburg! Each December, Augsburg students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends celebrate Advent at Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis with word and song. Students can join the Liturgical Team and carry bells, candle, banner or torch as part of the Gospel Processional (if not already in the choir or orchestra).

Advent Vespers is the first Friday and Saturday in December, with services on Friday at 5pm and 8pm, and Saturday at 2pm and 5pm. Practices are on Tuesday at 4:30 pm and Thursday at 6:45 pm. Transportation for the liturgical team is provided between Augsburg campus and Central Lutheran Church, as well as some meals and snacks. Many past participants have commented on how meaningful their participation in Advent Vespers is – that they feel a true sense of the Auggie spirit.

Be a part of this fun and moving experience! For more information, stop by Campus Ministries in Foss 104 or contact Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation sale at the Bookstore

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

Faculty and Staff, mark your calendars for November 30-December 2 for our faculty/staff appreciation sale. All regular priced clothing, trade books, gifts and school spirit merchandise will be 40% off. This is a wonderful opportunity to get some new Augsburg University gear! It is also a perfect time to do your holiday shopping (maybe your family draws names at Thanksgiving?!). Take advantage of this great discount as a thank you for your support of the bookstore throughout the year.

Shop during store hours:
Thursday Nov. 30: 9am – 5pm
Friday Dec.1: 9am – 5pm
Saturday Dec. 2: 10am – 2pm

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Be thankful for music: buy a cello

submitted by johnso90@augsburg.edu

My name is April Johnson and I am a senior here at Augsburg! I am selling an Amati’s Fine Arts Instrument, full size, artisan model cello. It is held in a red, light weight, molded case that can be locked. The case has wheels, backpack straps, and can be zipped closed. The cello also comes with two bows, lightly used rosin, and a rubber rock stop.

The cello has four years of use and is in excellent condition.
Please contact with any questions! 701-552-1045