Focused Conversations: Endowment: Tue/Wed

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Heather Riddle, vice president for Institutional Advancement, will lead the first Focused Conversations of the year on Tuesday and Wednesday. The topic: how endowments work and how Augsburg is building a case for an endowment campaign.

Each Focused Conversation is offered twice; the first session of each topic also will be available via remote access.

Find dates, times, locations, and topics by clicking the link below.

See the full 2017-18 Focused Conversations schedule

Undocumented Students Webinar

submitted by johnso91@augsburg.edu

Undocumented Students Series

This one hour webinar focuses on what the legal aspects of admitting and supporting undocumented students are. Chad Teman will be your presenter for this ‘Hot Topic’ in higher education. Chad has presented on this topic for several years and continues to be a sought after expert in this field. He will look at what the state and federal government is doing to work with these students. We will examine some case studies on how some states are handling this issue. He will also provide advice on how to work with these students now. We will also discuss how to offer a safe space for these students. Our goal will be to teach you how to maximize the service you provide to these students.
A question and answer session will be included after this webinar to clear up any questions institutions would have regarding this topic.

CTL Diversity Dialogue Book Group: Make Your Home Among Strangers

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

This fall, CTL diversity fellows will lead discussion of the novel Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet. In the novel, Lizet, the daughter of Cuban immigrants, begins her studies at an elite liberal arts college. But the privileged world at Rawlings College feels utterly foreign to Lizet. Pulled between life at college and the needs of her family, Lizet is faced with difficult decisions that change her life forever.

There are two dates for discussion – please pick the one that best suits your schedule.

Discussion #1: Thursday, November 30, 3:45-5:00, OGC 100
Discussion #2: Friday, December 1st, 11:45-1:00pm, OGC 100

To RSVP and to receive your copy of the book, please click here.

“Speaking of Sabbaticals” with Matt Beckman – RSVP

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

What do Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc., Polyphemus, and Stuart the Minion have in common? Come to a lunchtime talk by Assoc. Prof. of Biology Matt Beckman for the answer. Also, you will learn about his sabbatical work in zebrafish that has enhanced the work he and students in the lab are performing to understand the molecular genetics of cyclopia. Over the past eight years Matt has built a program of research with undergraduates that focuses on Daphnia, a one-eyed (cyclopean) waterflea. In particular, the lab uses molecular biology, imaging, pharmacology and behavioral studies to explore the development and function of the eye and the motor system in Daphnia.

“Speaking of Sabbaticals”:The Hunt for Spinal Cord Dopamine Receptor Gene Expression in Zebrafish by Matthew Beckman
Monday, October 9
12:00-1:00pm
Riverside Room, Christensen Center

All faculty and staff are invited! Please see the RSVP form below.

Click here to RSVP for Speaking of Sabbaticals with Matt Beckman on October 9

Faculty Workshop on Monday, October 9

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

In this session, faculty are invited to participate in an immersion experience of discussion formats used in class regularly by Assistant Professor of Education Joaquin Munoz. Faculty will practice two systems by engaging in them and reflecting on the experience together. Guidelines for conducting these discussions will be provided, along with strategies for trouble-shooting discussion challenges.

Adjunct instructors currently on contract who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend. Contact ctl@augsburg.edu after the event to ensure that your attendance was noted!

Conversations in the Classrooms: Systems for Facilitating Student Discussion
Monday, October 9
8:00-9:10am
OGC 100

Click here to add this CTL event to your Google calendar!

Spice Up Your Weekend: 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

Curious about Study Abroad or Study Away in the USA?

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Have you thought about Study Abroad or Study Away in the USA? Attend one of our daily drop-in Info Sessions to hear about the basics and how you can get started. We cover howo choose a program, study abroad finances, academic credit, and more.

Come to the Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center, for a 20-minute Info Session:
Mondays at 10:40 am
Tuesdays at 2:15 pm
Wednesdays at 10:40 am
Thursdays at 3:40 pm
Fridays at 1:45 pm

Check here for more info about Study Abroad/Away

Study in Mexico on Spring Break

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Spend your spring break in Mexico and earn 4 credits!!!

On the spring break program, Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas, Mexico, you will meet with and learn about various Indigenous people’s approaches to social activism, learn about Indigenous cosmology and spirituality, Indigenous sovereignty or autonomy, and Indigenous cooperative/businesses and educational systems.

You can choose one 4-credit course to take on this program:
AIS 305 – Indigenous Issues of the Americas (elective course)
AIS 490 – Indigenous Issues of the Americas (Keystone course)
CCS 295 – Topics: Global Crossroads & Indigenous Resistance in Chiapas, Mexico (meets requirement for CCS major of one travel seminar and an elective, OR general elective for non-majors)
SPA 495 – Topics: Global Crossroads & Indigenous Resistance in Chiapas, Mexico (meets requirement for one culture class or one elective (for the SPA major or minor))

This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement!

APPLICATIONS are DUE NOVEMBER 1. Visit the Study Abroad/Away office in the Christensen Center to learn more, or speak with an adviser. You can also visit our website for full program information, pricing, and to start an application.

Get full program details and application information here!

Study in UK on Winter Break – Apps Due on Saturday

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Take your winter break to a new level – study abroad!

The winter break program, From Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK, will examine the connections among popular culture, politics, and youth activism in 20th and 21st century Britain. Travel to the UK from December 28 to January 7!

The course, WST 220, is 4-credits and can fulfill a Humanities credit, or a requirement for WST majors/minors or for Youth Studies minors. This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement.

APPLICATIONS are DUE SEPTEMBER 30. Visit the Study Abroad/Away office in the Christensen Center to learn more, or speak with an adviser. You can also visit our website for full program information, pricing, and to start an application.

Get full program details and application information here!

Short Term Study Abroad/Away – Winter, Spring, and Summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience is accepting applications for all of the Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer 2018 short-term study abroad programs! Check out these great options, good for any student:

WINTER BREAK 2018 – Apply by September 30!
-Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK

SPRING BREAK 2018
-Model UN in New York (travels slightly after spring break)
-Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas, Mexico

SUMMER 2018
-Thailand & Laos: Diversity and Inequality in Global Professional Practice
-Denmark & Iceland: The Dark Side of the Happy City
-Interfaith Engagement in Palestine & Israel
-Economics & Cultural Change in Greece
-Art Performing Social Change in Puerto Rico
-Music Therapy in China
-Language and Culture in Mexico

Check here for program details and application information

Study Abroad in Spring Semester – Apply by October 15

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Students of all majors have the opportunity to study abroad/away in spring semester 2018!

**Programs around the world, and in the USA

**Stay on track to graduate by taking a full load of courses that fulfill your major or minor requirements, as well as electives. ALL programs fulfill Augsburg Experience!

**Use your full financial aid package to help pay for your semester abroad/away, and apply for additional study abroad scholarships!

**Build your professional and intercultural skills while having a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

**Take advantage of internship and research opportunities abroad!

**Most programs are in English!

Learn more by visiting our website and stopping by the Study Abroad/Away office in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center. Talk to our student advisers who’ve been abroad, or schedule an appointment with our staff advisers to explore your options!

Search programs and apply online here!

In 2.5 Weeks, 120 + Sessions in the WL

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

If you haven’t already visited the Writing Lab, it’s probably time to do so! 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.

Any questions? Contact Kathryn Swanson, English.

Gen. Ed. Survey — Please Participate

submitted by devries@augsburg.edu

The General Education Design Team invites your participation in this survey about the core curriculum. We have been working for more than a year to evaluate the current program, understand the needs of our students, and imagine more effective pathways for their academic and vocational success. Before we finalize our proposals, we need your input. Curriculum design is one of the main responsibilities of the faculty, and the Design Team is eager to hear your perspectives. We are also interested in the perspectives our staff colleagues bring to these questions, and are thus inviting staff responses as well.

The questions on this survey are carefully designed to glean reliable data – that is, if enough people choose to fill it out. While many of the questions ask for a specific response (“yes” or “no”), you will find opportunities to provide qualitative feedback, which we encourage. It will be open until 5 pm on Wednesday, October 4.

As you fill it out, keep in mind that the core curriculum is a primary means through which we express the institutional mission and our highest academic values. It’s where we equip students in the basic skills, perspectives, and sensibilities to navigate their majors and the complex world beyond. Clarity about what we deliver, why and how, is imperative in today’s competitive landscape of higher education. But the core curriculum cannot do everything – there are choices to be made – so what will receive priority?

Your responses to this survey will inform the proposal the Design Team will share later this semester. At that time, you will have additional opportunities to engage in the design process.

Undergrad Curriculum Redesign Survey Fall 17

https://augsburg.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9TuKpmTRisdGmpL

Judge Debate for Minnesota Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is searching for debate judges for 6 high school debate tournaments this fall. Judges will watch high school debate rounds and evaluate teams on logic, effective argumentation, and speaking skills. The judge picks a winner, assigns speaking points to individual students, and provides written feedback on their decision. No experience? No worries. We will train you. Judges will also enjoy free pizza at this great service learning opportunity!

The core debate tournaments will happen at these dates and locations:

October 6-7th: U of M (East Bank)
October 14th: Season Opener (St. Paul)
October 27th-28th: Rosebowl (Roseville)
November 10th-11th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
December 8th-9th: The UDL Championship (TBD)

We are happy to have judges for any single tournament or multiple tournaments.
For more information, email MNUDL at mnudl@augsburg.edu or call (612)-330-1730.

The Minnesota Urban Debate League

Aiding in Hurricane Relief

submitted by harrisoo@augsburg.edu

A group of students and staff members are collecting gently used clothes to sell at the Taste of Augsburg. All proceeds will go to aiding in hurricane relief in both Texas and Florida. There are collection boxes in the StepUP office and in the Campus Ministry Office. If you have questions please feel free to email Owen at harrisoo@augsburg.edu or Thenedra at roots@augsburg.edu

Community Help Requested

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

An Augsburg student lost an Iphone 6S with a blue cover Tuesday in Oren Gateway Center around lunchtime. The phone is needed for medical purposes, so the student and their family are desperately hoping the phone will be turned in.

If you find or have this phone, please turn it into the Department of Public Safety in Mortensen Hall or call our Dispatch Center with any information at 612-330-1717.

Thank you.

Final Days to register your group for Taste of Augsburg

submitted by codek@augsburg.edu

Join the festivities at Taste of Augsburg (Saturday, October 14) and host a booth. Departments, student groups, teams & organizations are invited to participate and raise money and awareness for their group.

For more information please contact Katie Code in the Alumni office at codek@augsburg.edu or you can fill out the registration form.

Taste of Augsburg Registration Form

CTL Diversity Dialogue Book Group: Make Your Home Among Strangers

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

This fall, CTL diversity fellows will lead discussion of the novel Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet. In the novel, Lizet, the daughter of Cuban immigrants, begins her studies at an elite liberal arts college. But the privileged world at Rawlings College feels utterly foreign to Lizet. Pulled between life at college and the needs of her family, Lizet is faced with difficult decisions that change her life forever.

There are two dates for discussion – please pick the one that best suits your schedule.

Discussion #1: Thursday, November 30, 3:45-5:00, OGC 100
Discussion #2: Friday, December 1st, 11:45-1:00pm, OGC 100

To RSVP and to receive your copy of the book, please click here.

RSVP for Speaking of Sabbaticals with Matt Beckman on October 9

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

What do Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc., Polyphemus, and Stuart the Minion have in common? Come to a lunchtime talk by Assoc. Prof. of Biology Matt Beckman for the answer. Also, you will learn about his sabbatical work in zebrafish that has enhanced the work he and students in the lab are performing to understand the molecular genetics of cyclopia. Over the past eight years Matt has built a program of research with undergraduates that focuses on Daphnia, a one-eyed (cyclopean) waterflea. In particular, the lab uses molecular biology, imaging, pharmacology and behavioral studies to explore the development and function of the eye and the motor system in Daphnia.

“Speaking of Sabbaticals”:The Hunt for Spinal Cord Dopamine Receptor Gene Expression in Zebrafish by Matthew Beckman
Monday, October 9
12:00-1:00pm
Riverside Room, Christensen Center

All faculty and staff are invited! Please see the RSVP form below.

Click here to RSVP for Speaking of Sabbaticals with Matt Beckman on October 9

Faculty Workshop: Facilitating Student Discussions, October 9

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, mark your calendars for this upcoming CTL workshop!

Conversations in the Classrooms: Systems for Facilitating Student Discussion
Monday, October 9
8:00-9:10am
OGC 100

In this session, faculty are invited to participate in an immersion experience of discussion formats used in class regularly by Assistant Professor of Education Joaquin Munoz. Faculty will practice two systems by engaging in them and reflecting on the experience together. Guidelines for conducting these discussions will be provided, along with strategies for trouble-shooting discussion challenges.

Adjunct instructors currently on contract who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend. Contact ctl@augsburg.edu after the event to ensure that your attendance was noted!

Click here to add this CTL event to your Google calendar!

Morning Chapel: Tree Blessing Service

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

At 11:30 am today, meet outside Foss Center to walk together to the new burr oak tree on the west side of the new Hagfors Center for a tree blessing ceremony. The tree is along 20th Avenue (between 6th and 8th Street). Please join us at the site if you miss our group.

Friday, September 29 at 10:40am: Join us at 10:40 a.m. as we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals. Our service will include a lively blessing ritual of animals and pets to honor St. Francis’ devotion to all God’s creatures. Bring your pet (or picture of your pet) to chapel for this special worship service in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.

More information

Info Session: Public Policy and International Affairs Summer Institute

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

Interested in a paid Summer program? Public Policy and International Affairs Summer institute will be coming to Augsburg to hold an info session on Oct.9th from 3:30-4:30 in Oren Gateway Center room 111.

PPIA Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Selected participants spend the summer at one of five participating universities (U of M, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, or University of Michigan) where they take courses, hear from top leaders in the field, and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2018 and August 2019. Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446 before October 6th to set up a meeting to learn more.

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

submitted by berggg@augsburg.edu

PPIA Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Selected participants spend the summer at one of five participating universities (U of M, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, or University of Michigan) where they take courses, hear from top leaders in the field, and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2018 and August 2019. Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446 before October 6th to set up a meeting to learn more.

Study Abroad Program Proposals Info Session Today

submitted by johnsop2@augsburg.edu

CGEE will be offering an informational session for faculty who are interested in proposing/leading an off-campus course. The sessions will be held on TODAY from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. in the Riverside Room. Come with any questions or program ideas. We look forward to hearing about your program proposal!

The deadline for receiving a proposal this year is November 1st and the application process is now online. You can learn about it on our website: http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=OffCampusCourseProposal

Thank you for all that you do in providing engaging educational experiences for Augsburg students!

Today: Interfaith @ Cedar Commons – Lost in Translation

submitted by svanoe@augsburg.edu

“Interfaith @ Cedar Commons: Lost in Translation” Today, Sept 28th 6:30-8:30pm

Religious language can carry heavy meaning. Some words hold sweet memories or deep significance for us, while other words might be associated with painful experiences, exclusion or just feel flat and dead.

Sometimes the language of our own cultural context does not translate clearly to people outside of our tradition. Even those within a religious tradition often don’t have access to the languages in which sacred texts were originally written. How much meaning is lost in translation?

Join us for a meal and an evening of discussion around the language of faith and all the complexity of communicating about deeply held values and beliefs.

Do you need to be a “person of faith” to come? Absolutely not. We welcome anyone with interest in conversation about how faith/spirituality shape our lives and intersect with the issues we care about.

Hosted by: Interfaith @ Cedar Commons organizer team and the Augsburg Interfaith Scholars.

(Cedar Commons, part of Augsburg, is at 2001 Riverside Ave. S – below Trinity’s offices)

Cedar Commons Facebook

Ikea Nyvoll Full Sized Bed Frame

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

Selling our Ikea Nyvoll bed frame (full size/medium brown in color) includes mid beam and Luroy bed slats, but no mattress. It’s about 4 years old and we had it in our seldom used guest bedroom, so it’s in great condition and disassembled ready for you to pick up in South Minneapolis and enjoy. Asking $50 cash only.

https://goo.gl/images/k7Wffn

Monica McDaniel for the Seward Co-op Board of Directors

submitted by eschenba@augsburg.edu

MSW student and Sabo Center Graduate Fellow, Monica McDaniel, is running for the Seward Community Co-op Board of Directors. Elections are now open and run through the evening of October 23rd. If you are a Seward Co-op member/owner you can vote online or in person at the store.

Monica has been a patron of the Seward Co-op for over 10 years and believes it to be a community space for everyone to engage in dialogue and action around issues relating to food justice. As a youth worker and farmer who has worked at the intersections of food production and consumption, she knows that our food system is disconnected from the land and communities, particularly those on the margins and with non-dominant identities. The Seward Co-op is well-positioned to repair and mend those disconnects, and Monica will help that happen. Please consider voting for her if you are a member/owner.

Study in UK on Winter Break – Apps due on Saturday

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Take your winter break to a new level – study abroad!

The winter break program, From Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK, will examine the connections among popular culture, politics, and youth activism in 20th and 21st century Britain. Travel to the UK from December 28 to January 7!

The course, WST 220, is 4-credits and can fulfill a Humanities credit, or a requirement for WST majors/minors or for Youth Studies minors. This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement.

APPLICATIONS are DUE SEPTEMBER 30. Visit the Study Abroad/Away office in the Christensen Center to learn more, or speak with an adviser. You can also visit our website for full program information, pricing, and to start an application.

Get full program details and application information here!

Short Term Study Abroad/Away – winter, spring, and summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience is accepting applications for all of the Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer 2018 short-term study abroad programs! Check out these great options, good for any student:

WINTER BREAK 2018 – Apply by September 30!
-Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK

SPRING BREAK 2018
-Model UN in New York (travels slightly after spring break)
-Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas, Mexico

SUMMER 2018
-Thailand & Laos: Diversity and Inequality in Global Professional Practice
-Denmark & Iceland: The Dark Side of the Happy City
-Interfaith Engagement in Palestine & Israel
-Economics & Cultural Change in Greece
-Art Performing Social Change in Puerto Rico
-Music Therapy in China
-Language and Culture in Mexico

Check here for program details and application information

Study abroad in spring semester – apply by October 15

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Students of all majors have the opportunity to study abroad/away in spring semester 2018!

**Programs around the world, and in the USA

**Stay on track to graduate by taking a full load of courses that fulfill your major or minor requirements, as well as electives. ALL programs fulfill Augsburg Experience!

**Use your full financial aid package to help pay for your semester abroad/away, and apply for additional study abroad scholarships!

**Build your professional and intercultural skills while having a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

**Take advantage of internship and research opportunities abroad!

**Most programs are in English!

Learn more by visiting our website and stopping by the Study Abroad/Away office in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center. Talk to our student advisers who’ve been abroad, or schedule an appointment with our staff advisers to explore your options!

Search programs and apply online here!

Seminary & Divinity School Day 2017

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Are you curious about possibilities of future graduate level theological study? Join us for Seminary and Divinity Day on Thursday, October 26.

A group of Auggies will travel to Gustavus Adolphus College on the 26th to gather with students from other colleges and representatives from ~22 Seminary and Divinity Schools around the country for this special day of vocational reflection conversations! The theme for the day is from Psalm 119:125, “I am your Servant, Give me Discernment.”

Whether you’re curious to test the waters of seminary or divinity school, or you know for certain it’s something you want to do, this day is for you! Seminary & Divinity School Day is a great opportunity to explore the variety of options.

This event is free, and lunch and transportation to Gustavus Adolphus College will be provided through the Christensen Center for Vocation. We will leave Augsburg at 8:00 am and return around 3:45 pm.

Click the link below to register! Note that the last day to register is Friday, October 20.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/

Come with us to contemplate how you are stewarding God’s call for you in the world!

Questions? Email ccv@augsburg.edu

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNqhh-Dpr-_XIjvV2hV81kJXwc80LUSz9MA6ZVpyLJWTtHSQ/viewform

Judge Debate for Minnesota Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is searching for debate judges for 6 high school debate tournaments this fall. Judges will watch high school debate rounds and evaluate teams on logic, effective argumentation, and speaking skills. The judge picks a winner, assigns speaking points to individual students, and provides written feedback on their decision. No experience? No worries. We will train you. Judges will also enjoy free pizza at this great service learning opportunity!

The core debate tournaments will happen at these dates and locations:

October 6-7th: U of M (East Bank)
October 14th: Season Opener (St. Paul)
October 27th-28th: Rosebowl (Roseville)
November 10th-11th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
December 8th-9th: The UDL Championship (TBD)

We are happy to have judges for any single tournament or multiple tournaments.
For more information, email MNUDL at mnudl@augsburg.edu or call (612)-330-1730.

The Minnesota Urban Debate League

Free Pacifica Premium app — mindfulness and mental health

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

Augsburg students, staff and faculty are now eligible to download a free premium version of the Pacifica app (a $34 value). Pacifica is a mindfulness and mental health app (for your smartphone or computer) that provides a set of tools for daily use based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and wellness, designed to be done at your own pace. Using Pacifica’s tools, you can do things like check in with your mood, examine your thoughts, track your health habits, or complete a relaxation activity. Simply download Pacifica from the App Store or Google Play Store. Use your Augsburg email address to sign up and click the link in the confirmation email, and you’ll get access to Pacifica Premium for free. Pacifica is teaming up with the Center for Wellness & Counseling to make this app available free to the Augsburg community this year (free subscription will expire August 2018; you do not need to enter any credit card information to sign up as there will be no financial cost involved and no automatic renewal). Questions? Contact Beth Carlson at Carlson2@augsburg.edu

Pacifica App

Congratulations Dianne Detloff

submitted by guilbeau@augsburg.edu

Dianne Detloff received the College Partner of the Year Award from the Memorial Blood Centers for the second year in a row. Once again, Dianne has gone “above and beyond.”

The award was presented to her at the annual appreciation breakfast hosted by the Memorial Blood Centers, and Tim McNiff of KARE 11 was the emcee. She is being recognized for exemplary service organizing the Annual Blood Drive at Augsburg University and for being a model college/university partner. The Blood Drive at Augsburg provides the entire Auggie community the opportunity to be of service to the larger community and to help save lives.

Let’s extend our appreciation for Dianne Detloff’s dedicated service to the community, and let’s help her to win this award for the third time by signing up
next year to be a blood donor!

Deadline of Oct. 1 for Metro Transit College Pass deal

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

The deadline for new Augsburg day program first-years and transfer students to get the College Pass deal is October 1.

1. Metro Transit will sell College Pass Semester Cards for all new first year and transfer students at $90 for fall semester that expires December 31, 2017
2. New students also have the option to purchase a FULL YEAR card at $150 that would cover fall and spring semesters and expires June 1, 2018.

The site is: https://www.metrotransit.org/new-college-pass

Any other Augsburg student may purchase an Augsburg-subsidized College Pass from the Bookstore. Regularly $175, the College Semester Pass sells for $125.

The Future of the General Education Curriculum

submitted by fischern@augsburg.edu

Have an opinion about the future of the General Education curriculum? Please take the General Education Redesign survey. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and closes at 5:00 pm on October 4th. See Provost’s Kaivola’s email message for more information. Share your thoughts on the next Augsburg undergraduate curriculum!

General Education Curriculum Redesign Survey

Focused Conversations Start Next Tuesday

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The first 2017-18 Focused Conversation is scheduled next week — Tuesday and Wednesday — with Heather Riddle, vice president for Institutional Advancement. Heather will talk about how endowments work and how Augsburg is building a case for an endowment campaign.

Each Focused Conversation is offered twice; the first session of each topic also will be available via remote access.

Find dates, times, locations, and topics by clicking the link below. To add a session to your calendar, click on the event listed on the All Hands page or in the Inside Augsburg calendar.

See the full 2017-18 Focused Conversations schedule

Tree Blessing Thursday in Morning Chapel

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

At 11:30 am on Thursday, meet outside Foss Center to walk together to the new burr oak tree on the west side of the new Hagfors Center for a tree blessing ceremony. The tree is along 20th Avenue (between 6th and 8th Street). Please join us at the site if you miss our group.

Friday, September 29 at 10:40am: Join us at 10:40 a.m. as we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals. Our service will include a lively blessing ritual of animals and pets to honor St. Francis’ devotion to all God’s creatures. Bring your pet (or picture of your pet) to chapel for this special worship service in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.

More information

“Take Care” Theater Workshop Showing

submitted by logeaisn@augsburg.edu

Take Care is a funny workshop showing in the Studio in Foss Center, Augsburg University.
8 p.m., Wednesday, 27 Sept.

Join an investigation of curious packages found on campus.

Created and performed by: Alex Benson, Ivy Benson, Halle Chambers, Kat Graham, Emma Gustafson, Ash Kaun, Madeleine Rowe, Chloe Tarnowski, and Sunny Thao

Creation led by: Janaki Ranpura

Parking Lot Designations for 2017-2018

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Reminder of parking lot designations:

Listed are the permit types and the corresponding lot designations for each type. Please note that the designations are current for the academic year 2017-2018. If you do not see a lot designation for your permit type, you do not have authorization to park in that lot. For questions, please email parking@augsburg.edu.

If you have a COMMUTER permit your authorized lots are as follows:
Lots: B, C, K, L
If you have a RESIDENT permit your authorized lots are as follows:
Lots: B, L
If you have a FAC/STAFF permit your authorized lots are as follows:
Lots: D, L
If you have a CARPOOL permit your authorized lots are as follows:
Lot: A
If you have a WEC/GRAD permit your authorized lots are as follows:
M-F BEFORE 4:30pm: Lot L
M-F AFTER 4:30pm: Lots B, C, K, L
Saturday and Sunday ALL DAY: Lots B, C, K, L
If you have a REMOTE permit your authorized lots are as follows:
Lot: M
If you have an OGC UNDERGROUND permit your authorized lots are as follows:
Lot: OGC underground garage in your designated space.
If you have a LUTHER UNDERGROUND permit your authorized lots are as follows:
Lot: Luther underground garage in your designated space.

October is Cyber Security Month – New Tool Being Added to Google Drive

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

October is 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 this winter IT is adding new tool to Google Drive to protect regulated data. What is regulated data? Come and find out! Adding this tools 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 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 several sessions scheduled in Lindell 202
Thursday October 5, 3 – 4 PM
Tuesday October 10, 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Monday October 16, 12 noon – 1 PM
Thursday October 26, 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Information Security Program

AM Vinyasa Express 9:30-10:15

submitted by monsone@augsburg.edu

This Wednesday, the All Hands meeting is where our Augsburg community unifies and sets intentions to better ourselves and in turn, our neighbors. Teamwork thrives when individuals advocate for themselves, but keep the best interest of the community at the core of our intentions.
Clear your mind and take stock from 9:30 until the beginning of Chapel/All-Hands in the wrestling room in the Kennedy Center.
Questions? Monsone@augsburg.edu

Find the Writing Lab in Lindell Library

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

If you haven’t already visited the Writing Lab, it’s probably time to do so! 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.

Any questions? Contact Kathryn Swanson, English.

Interfaith @ Cedar Commons: Lost In Translation

submitted by svanoe@augsburg.edu

“INTERFAITH @ CEDAR COMMONS: LOST IN TRANSLATION”
This Thursday, Sept 28th 6:30-8:30pm

Religious language can carry heavy meaning. Some words hold sweet memories or deep significance for us, while other words might be associated with painful experiences, exclusion or just feel flat and dead.

Sometimes the language of our own cultural context does not translate clearly to people outside of our tradition. Even those within a religious tradition often don’t have access to the languages in which sacred texts were originally written. How much meaning is lost in translation?

Join us for a meal and an evening of discussion around the language of faith and all the complexity of communicating about deeply held values and beliefs.

Do you need to be a “person of faith” to come? Absolutely not. We welcome anyone with interest in conversation about how faith/spirituality shape our lives and intersect with the issues we care about.

Hosted by: Interfaith @ Cedar Commons organizer team and the Augsburg Interfaith Scholars.

(Cedar Commons, part of Augsburg, is at 2001 Riverside Ave. S – below Trinity’s offices)

Cedar Commons Facebook

Study in UK on Winter Break – Apps due SATURDAY

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Take your winter break to a new level – study abroad!

The winter break program, From Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK, will examine the connections among popular culture, politics, and youth activism in 20th and 21st century Britain. Travel to the UK from December 28 to January 7!

The course, WST 220, is 4-credits and can fulfill a Humanities credit, or a requirement for WST majors/minors or for Youth Studies minors. This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement.

APPLICATIONS are DUE SEPTEMBER 30. Visit the Study Abroad/Away office in the Christensen Center to learn more, or speak with an adviser. You can also visit our website for full program information, pricing, and to start an application.

Get full program details and application information here!

Study in Mexico on Spring Break

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Spend your spring break in Mexico and earn 4 credits!!!

On the spring break program, Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas, Mexico, you will meet with and learn about various Indigenous people’s approaches to social activism, learn about Indigenous cosmology and spirituality, Indigenous sovereignty or autonomy, and Indigenous cooperative/businesses and educational systems.

You can choose one 4-credit course to take on this program:
AIS 305 – Indigenous Issues of the Americas (elective course)
AIS 490 – Indigenous Issues of the Americas (Keystone course)
CCS 295 – Topics: Global Crossroads & Indigenous Resistance in Chiapas, Mexico (meets requirement for CCS major of one travel seminar and an elective, OR general elective for non-majors)
SPA 495 – Topics: Global Crossroads & Indigenous Resistance in Chiapas, Mexico (meets requirement for one culture class or one elective (for the SPA major or minor))

This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement!

APPLICATIONS are DUE NOVEMBER 1. Visit the Study Abroad/Away office in the Christensen Center to learn more, or speak with an adviser. You can also visit our website for full program information, pricing, and to start an application.

Get full program details and application information here!

Study Abroad in Spring Semester – Apply by October 15

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Students of all majors have the opportunity to study abroad/away in spring semester 2018!

**Programs around the world, and in the USA

**Stay on track to graduate by taking a full load of courses that fulfill your major or minor requirements, as well as electives. ALL programs fulfill Augsburg Experience!

**Use your full financial aid package to help pay for your semester abroad/away, and apply for additional study abroad scholarships!

**Build your professional and intercultural skills while having a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

**Take advantage of internship and research opportunities abroad!

**Most programs are in English!

Learn more by visiting our website and stopping by the Study Abroad/Away office in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center. Talk to our student advisers who’ve been abroad, or schedule an appointment with our staff advisers to explore your options!

Search programs and apply online here!

Curious About Study Abroad or Study Away in the USA?

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Have you thought about Study Abroad or Study Away in the USA? Attend one of our daily drop-in Info Sessions to hear about the basics and how you can get started. We cover howo choose a program, study abroad finances, academic credit, and more.

Come to the Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center, for a 20-minute Info Session:
Mondays at 10:40 am
Tuesdays at 2:15 pm
Wednesdays at 10:40 am
Thursdays at 3:40 pm
Fridays at 1:45 pm

Check here for more info about Study Abroad/Away

MBC Fall Blood Drive – Monday 10/2

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Memorial Blood Center will be on campus for our annual fall blood drive on Monday, October 2, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the East Commons in Christensen Center. Please help save lives and consider donating blood. With all of the current needs around the country your donation is much needed. You can signup online at mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 0027 or call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 and we can find a time. Also all donors will receive 2 tickets to Crayola Experience at the Mall of America! Breaking news – Augsburg University was recognized for being the Memorial Blood Center College Partner of the Year so let’s continue to support a great organization that recognizes the contributions of blood donations Auggies make to help save lives!

http://mbc.org/searchdrives

CWC Health Fair TODAY

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Please join staff from the Center for Wellness and Counseling at our annual CWC Health Fair TODAY 9/27/17 from 10:30 – 1:00 pm. Over 30 community partners will be in the Quad to share information and resources about health and mental health issues. There will be free chair massages, food, dogs and more. Please stop by the Quad – the weather will be sunny and beautiful!!

Judge Debate for Minnesota Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is searching for debate judges for 6 high school debate tournaments this fall. Judges will watch high school debate rounds and evaluate teams on logic, effective argumentation, and speaking skills. The judge picks a winner, assigns speaking points to individual students, and provides written feedback on their decision. No experience? No worries. We will train you. Judges will also enjoy free pizza at tournaments!

The core debate tournaments will happen at these dates and locations:

October 6-7th: U of M (East Bank)
October 14th: Season Opener (St. Paul)
October 27th-28th: Rosebowl (Roseville)
November 10th-11th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
December 8th-9th: The UDL Championship (TBD)

We are happy to have judges for any single tournament or multiple tournaments.
For more information, email MNUDL at mnudl@augsburg.edu or call (612)-330-1730.

The Minnesota Urban Debate League

TIAA Retirement Planning Seminar On Campus

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce an information session on the topic of retirement planning. Join TIAA for a presentation titled Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for Your Ideal Retirement

Join us to understand the benefit of time, recognize essential features of retirement investments, and learn how to create or modify your retirement plan. This session is informative to all ages, where ever you might be in the planning stages of your retirement.

When: October 17 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch, bring a colleague, and take some time to grow toward your financial wellness in retirement!

For questions, contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Make a Short Film for the Augsburg Spooky Film Fest

submitted by olsonl@augsburg.edu

Feeling haunted by the Halloween spirit? Call your friends and make a short horror film this fall! Augsburg University students are invited to submit their short films with spooky/scary content to be screened at the Augsburg Student Spooky Film Festival, hosted by Augsburg Art Club. The free screening will be held in Sateren Auditorium on Wed. October 25th, with popcorn and candy available. You will be able to vote on your favorite films at the end of the screening, and the filmmaker with the highest voted film will receive a prize. The time limit for films is 10 minutes, and films can be submitted by uploading a high-quality version of your work to Google Drive and then sharing it with olsonl@augsburg.edu. Contact olsonl@augsburg.edu or fitcho@augsburg.edu with any questions!

Facebook event page

Conversations in the Classrooms: Systems for Facilitating Student Discussion

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Faculty, mark your calendars for this upcoming CTL workshop!

Conversations in the Classrooms: Systems for Facilitating Student Discussion
Monday, October 9
8:00-9:10am
OGC 100

In this session, faculty are invited to participate in an immersion experience of discussion formats used in class regularly by Assistant Professor of Education Joaquin Munoz. Faculty will practice two systems by engaging in them and reflecting on the experience together. Guidelines for conducting these discussions will be provided, along with strategies for trouble-shooting discussion challenges.

Adjunct instructors currently on contract who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend. Contact ctl@augsburg.edu after the event to ensure that your attendance was noted!

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

RSVP for “Speaking of Sabbaticals” with Matt Beckman on October 9

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

What do Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc., Polyphemus, and Stuart the Minion have in common? Come to a lunchtime talk by Assoc. Prof. of Biology Matt Beckman for the answer. Also, you will learn about his sabbatical work in zebrafish that has enhanced the work he and students in the lab are performing to understand the molecular genetics of cyclopia. Over the past eight years Matt has built a program of research with undergraduates that focuses on Daphnia, a one-eyed (cyclopean) waterflea. In particular, the lab uses molecular biology, imaging, pharmacology and behavioral studies to explore the development and function of the eye and the motor system in Daphnia.

“Speaking of Sabbaticals”:The Hunt for Spinal Cord Dopamine Receptor Gene Expression in Zebrafish by Matthew Beckman
Monday, October 9
12:00-1:00pm
Riverside Room, Christensen Center

All faculty and staff are invited! Please see the RSVP form below.

An RSVP for this event is required. Please click here to go to the Speaking of Sabbaticals RSVP.

Focused Conversations Start Next Week

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The first Focused Conversation of 2017-18 is Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Vice President for Institutional Advancement Heather Riddle will lead the session, helping us learn how endowments work and how Augsburg is building a case for an endowment campaign.

Each Focused Conversation is offered twice; the first session of each topic also will be available via remote access.

Find dates, times, locations, and topics by clicking the link below. To add a session to your calendar, click on the event listed on the All Hands page or in the Inside Augsburg calendar.

See the full 2017-18 Focused Conversations schedule

Hagfors Center: New Trees, Roundabout Traffic Guidelines

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

This week’s update includes information about driving through and parking near the roundabout at the intersection of 21st Avenue South and South 7th Street. For safety — and to avoid potential parking citations — please follow guidelines in this week’s post.

In addition, this week’s update includes information and photos regarding the following:

>>Landscaping and other exterior work
>>Skyway
>>Flexible classroom
>>Interior work on each floor of the building
>>Donor brick wall

See the full update for the week of September 25, 2017

TIAA Retirement Planning Seminar On Campus

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce an information session on the topic of retirement planning. Join TIAA for a presentation titled Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for Your Ideal Retirement

Join us to understand the benefit of time, recognize essential features of retirement investments, and learn how to create or modify your retirement plan. This session is informative to all ages, where ever you might be in the planning stages of your retirement.

When: October 17 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch, bring a colleague, and take some time to grow toward your financial wellness in retirement!

For questions, contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

PPIA Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Selected participants spend the summer at one of five participating universities (U of M, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, or University of Michigan) where they take courses, hear from top leaders in the field, and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2018 and August 2019. Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446 before October 6th to set up a meeting to learn more.

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award! The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.

If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at www.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride/.

The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information found at www.augsburg.edu/staffsenate

Fall Blood Drive Monday 10/2

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Memorial Blood Center will be on campus for our annual fall blood drive on Monday, October 2, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the East Commons in Christensen Center. Please help save lives and consider donating blood. With all of the current needs around the country your donation is much needed. You can signup online at mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 0027 or call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 and we can find a time. Also all donors will receive 2 tickets to Crayola Experience at the Mall of America!

Find the Writing Lab in Lindell Library

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

If you haven’t already visited the Writing Lab, it’s probably time to do so! 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.

Any questions? Contact Kathryn Swanson, English.

Cello for Sale

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

Diaper Awareness Week

submitted by clarkk@augsburg.edu

Did you know that 1 in 3 Minnesota families cannot afford enough diapers? With just $10, you can provide 75 diapers to families in need!
https://www.razoo.com/story/40u5of

Please consider making a donation to the Diaper Bank of Minnesota or bringing diapers to the nursing department in part of this important effort. The Diaper Bank of Minnesota provides the Health Commons with over 10,000 free diapers per year. We have been asked to help them during this week to continue their successes.

https://www.razoo.com/story/40u5of

Interfaith at Cedar Commons: Lost in Translation

submitted by svanoe@augsburg.edu

“INTERFAITH @ CEDAR COMMONS: LOST IN TRANSLATION”
This Thursday, Sept 28th 6:30-8:30pm

Religious language can carry heavy meaning. Some words hold sweet memories or deep significance for us, while other words might be associated with painful experiences, exclusion or just feel flat and dead.

Sometimes the language of our own cultural context does not translate clearly to people outside of our tradition. Even those within a religious tradition often don’t have access to the languages in which sacred texts were originally written. How much meaning is lost in translation?

Join us for a meal and an evening of discussion around the language of faith and all the complexity of communicating about deeply held values and beliefs.

Do you need to be a “person of faith” to come? Absolutely not. We welcome anyone with interest in conversation about how faith/spirituality shape our lives and intersect with the issues we care about.

Hosted by: Interfaith @ Cedar Commons organizer team and the Augsburg Interfaith Scholars.

(Cedar Commons, part of Augsburg, is at 2001 Riverside Ave. S – below Trinity’s offices)

Cedar Commons Facebook

Commons Cafe Extended Hours

submitted by ahrensj@augsburg.edu

Because you asked for it, the Commons will be open earlier for breakfast, hot lunch served longer, and dinner served later.
The Commons is open from 7:00 a.m.-8 p.m.
Breakfast: 7:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast: 9:45 – 11 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Light Lunch: 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 – 8 p.m.
Note that the 8 p.m. closing time is a one-month pilot program for the month of September. If dining from 7 – 8 p.m. proves to be a popular option, we will be able to stay open until 8 p.m. on a permanent basis.

Free Yoga Classes

submitted by monsone@augsburg.edu

Vinyasa Yoga Tu & Th @ 630PM
Vinyasa YOGA Express this Wed @ 930
All levels welcome – Open to current students, alumni, faculty & friends!

Vinyasa yoga and guided breathing meditations every Tuesday & Thursday 630PM in Si Melby 128 and WEDNESDAY’S express before the All-Hands meeting this wednesday in Si Melby 130 – mats & blocks provided.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BODYWEIGHT EXERCISE REGIMEN INCLUDING CORE ENDURANCE AND FLEXIBILITY TESTING
Questions? Email monsone@augsburg

CWC Health Fair Tomorrow 9/27

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Please join staff from the Center for Wellness and Counseling at our annual CWC Health Fair on Wednesday 9/27/17 from 10:30 – 1:00 pm. Over 30 community partners will be in the Quad to share information and resources about health and mental health issues. There will be free chair massages, food, dogs and more. Please stop by the Quad – the weather will be sunny and beautiful!!

Free Japanese Taiko Drum Concert Tonight

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Taiko Arts Midwest is hosting a free Japanese taiko drum concert TONIGHT at 7:00pm at the Ordway in St. Paul, featuring Enso Daiko and special guest Yuichi Kimura of Kobe, Japan.

This is the first concert in the 2017-18 Taiko Tuesday FREE Concert Series. Mark your calendar for more of these free concerts throughout the year!

Taiko Tuesday Concert Schedule

Last Days: Metro Transit Deal for New and New Transfer Day Program Students

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Last days to get this amazing deal from Metro Transit for all new Augsburg day program first-years and transfers. Deadline is October 1.

1. Each new Augsburg 2017 first year and transfer student will receive a $5 Stored Value Cards.
2. Metro Transit will sell College Pass Semester Cards for all new first year and transfer students at $90 for fall semester that expires December 31, 2017
3. New students also have the option to purchase a FULL YEAR card at $150 that would cover fall and spring semesters and expires June 1, 2018The site and pass sale sites are live right now – first-year day and new day transfers can purchase a fall pass for $90 or a full-year pass for $150.

The site is: https://www.metrotransit.org/new-college-pass

Any other Augsburg student may purchase an Augsburg-subsidized College Pass from the Bookstore. Regularly $175, the College Semester Pass sells for $125.

National Voter Registration Day – Tues., September 26

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Auggies vote! Day Student Government members will have a voter information and registration table in Christensen on Tues., Sept. 26, staffed 10-1 pm and 4-6 pm.

Minnesota city elections are Tues., Nov. 7. If you are a Minnesota resident and eligible to vote, register ahead of time. Students who live on campus and are eligible to vote can register in the City of Minneapolis and vote in local elections.

For more information, go to http://www.sos.state.mn.us/

Focused Conversation Series Starts Next Week

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The 2017-18 Focused Conversation series begins next week, with Vice President for Institutional Advancement Heather Riddle discussing the work to understand and build a case for growing the endowment.

As with past years, each session will be offered twice, to provide more people the opportunity to attend. The first session of each pair also will be available via remote access.

See dates, times, locations, and topics by clicking the link below.

Access Details of the 2017-18 All Hands Schedule

LSAMP North Star STEM Kickoff Event

submitted by dupont@augsburg.edu

LSAMP North Star STEM Kickoff
Thursday, September 28, 2017
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Join students and faculty in the North Star STEM Alliance at our annual Kick-Off. This social event will highlight Alliance opportunities and the importance of a diverse science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce.

Keynote by Dandrielle Lewis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

Meet at STEM Office at 5:45 to carpool.

6-6:45pm Registration

6-7pm Networking, Refreshments, Resource Fair and Research Poster Session

7-7:45pm Kick Off Program

About North Star STEM (see www.northstarstem.org):
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF grant #1201983) which is intended to double the number of African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native and Pacific Islander students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a five-year period.
In Minnesota, the LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance, which is a partnership of fourteen higher education institutions and three community partners – the Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota High Tech Association, and the Minnesota Minority Education Partnership. The academic institutions represent the breadth of higher education institutions in Minnesota, and include both public and private colleges and universities, as well as technical colleges, and two tribal colleges.

Short Term Study Abroad/Away – winter, spring, and summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience is accepting applications for all of the Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer 2018 short-term study abroad programs! Check out these great options, good for any student:

WINTER BREAK 2018 – Apply by September 30!
-Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK

SPRING BREAK 2018
-Model UN in New York (travels slightly after spring break)
-Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas, Mexico

SUMMER 2018
-Thailand & Laos: Diversity and Inequality in Global Professional Practice
-Denmark & Iceland: The Dark Side of the Happy City
-Interfaith Engagement in Palestine & Israel
-Economics & Cultural Change in Greece
-Art Performing Social Change in Puerto Rico
-Music Therapy in China
-Language and Culture in Mexico

Check here for program details and application information

Study in UK on Winter Break – Apply by Sept 30

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Take your winter break to a new level – study abroad!

The winter break program, From Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK, will examine the connections among popular culture, politics, and youth activism in 20th and 21st century Britain. Travel to the UK from December 28 to January 7!

The course, WST 220, is 4-credits and can fulfill a Humanities credit, or a requirement for WST majors/minors or for Youth Studies minors. This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement.

APPLICATIONS are DUE SEPTEMBER 30. Visit the Study Abroad/Away office in the Christensen Center to learn more, or speak with an adviser. You can also visit our website for full program information, pricing, and to start an application.

Get full program details and application information here!

Study abroad in spring semester – apply by October 15

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Students of all majors have the opportunity to study abroad/away in spring semester 2018!

**Programs around the world, and in the USA

**Stay on track to graduate by taking a full load of courses that fulfill your major or minor requirements, as well as electives. ALL programs fulfill Augsburg Experience!

**Use your full financial aid package to help pay for your semester abroad/away, and apply for additional study abroad scholarships!

**Build your professional and intercultural skills while having a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

**Take advantage of internship and research opportunities abroad!

**Most programs are in English!

Learn more by visiting our website and stopping by the Study Abroad/Away office in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center. Talk to our student advisers who’ve been abroad, or schedule an appointment with our staff advisers to explore your options!

Search programs and apply online here!

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award! The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.

If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at www.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride/.

The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information found at www.augsburg.edu/staffsenate

Community Service Opportunity: Judge Debate for MNUDL

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is searching for debate judges for 6 high school debate tournaments this fall. Judges will watch high school debate rounds and evaluate teams on logic, effective argumentation, and speaking skills. The judge picks a winner, assigns speaking points to individual students, and provides written feedback on their decision. No experience? No worries. We will train you. Judges will also enjoy free pizza at tournaments!

The core debate tournaments will happen at these dates and locations:

October 6-7th: U of M (East Bank)
October 14th: Season Opener (St. Paul)
October 27th-28th: Rosebowl (Roseville)
November 10th-11th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
December 8th-9th: The UDL Championship (TBD)

We are happy to have judges for any single tournament or multiple tournaments.
For more information, email MNUDL at mnudl@augsburg.edu or call (612)-330-1730

The Minnesota Urban Debate League

Morning Chapel: Mindful Monday

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us this morning at 10:40am in Hoversten Chapel for for 20 minutes of relaxing yet invigorating breathing and stretching exercises led by Krista Costin ’08, a yoga and meditation instructor. 
Upcoming chapel:
• Tuesday, September 26 at 11:30am: Holy Communion
• Wednesday, September 27: No chapel due to All Hands meeting.
• Thursday, September 28 at 11:00 am: Tree Blessing
• Friday, September 29 at 10:40am: Join us at 10:40 a.m. Friday, September 29, as we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals. Our service will include a lively blessing ritual of animals and pets to honor St. Francis’ devotion to all God’s creatures. Bring your pet (or picture of your pet) to chapel for this special worship service.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.

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Free Pacifica Premium app — mindfulness and mental health

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

Augsburg students, staff and faculty are now eligible to download a free premium version of the Pacifica app (a $34 value). Pacifica is a mindfulness and mental health app (for your smartphone or computer) that provides a set of tools for daily use based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and wellness, designed to be done at your own pace. Using Pacifica’s tools, you can do things like check in with your mood, examine your thoughts, track your health habits, or complete a relaxation activity. Simply download Pacifica from the App Store or Google Play Store. Use your Augsburg email address to sign up and click the link in the confirmation email, and you’ll get access to Pacifica Premium for free. Pacifica is teaming up with the Center for Wellness & Counseling to make this app available free to the Augsburg community this year (free subscription will expire August 2018; you do not need to enter any credit card information to sign up as there will be no financial cost involved and no automatic renewal). Questions? Contact Beth Carlson at Carlson2@augsburg.edu

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Interfaith @ Cedar Commons: Lost In Translation

submitted by svanoe@augsburg.edu

“INTERFAITH @ CEDAR COMMONS: LOST IN TRANSLATION”
Next Thursday, Sept 28th 6:30-8:30pm

Religious language can carry heavy meaning. Some words hold sweet memories or deep significance for us, while other words might be associated with painful experiences, exclusion or just feel flat and dead.

Sometimes the language of our own cultural context does not translate clearly to people outside of our tradition. Even those within a religious tradition often don’t have access to the languages in which sacred texts were originally written. How much meaning is lost in translation?

Join us for a meal and an evening of discussion around the language of faith and all the complexity of communicating about deeply held values and beliefs.

Do you need to be a “person of faith” to come? Absolutely not. We welcome anyone with interest in conversation about how faith/spirituality shape our lives and intersect with the issues we care about.

Hosted by: Interfaith @ Cedar Commons organizer team and the Augsburg Interfaith Scholars.

(Cedar Commons, part of Augsburg, is at 2001 Riverside Ave. S – below Trinity’s offices)

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Congratulations to Professor Vela-McConnell

submitted by pike@augsburg.edu

The Department of Sociology is proud to congratulate James Vela-McConnell on the 2017 publication of “The Sociology of Friendship” a chapter of original work published in The Cambridge Handbook of Sociology, vol 2 edited by Kathleen Odell Korgen. This work examines a fascinating area of social life and an emerging important sociological topic.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/the-cambridge-handbook-of-sociology/7E1FA1A4C902C5211E96307D6A1C7CE3

Give to the Max Day 2017

submitted by bogen@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University is again participating in GiveMN’s annual Give to the Max Day on Thursday, November 16th. Last year, 30+ projects raised $208,000 in funding thanks to donations made through the Give to the Max website.

If your academic department, athletic team, or student organization has a cause that needs funding, Give to the Max is an excellent way to raise support. Over the last four years Augsburg has raised $1.2 million and led the donation leaderboard for Colleges and Universities.

For more information about Give to the Max Day, or to join Augsburg’s campaign, please contact Chris Bogen ’09, bogen@augsburg.edu