Hagfors Center: Furniture and Final Finishings

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The first snow flurries of 2017 fell on the Hagfors Center last week as construction crews continued preparations for final walkthroughs and inspections. This week’s post includes updates and photos for the following:

>>Elmwood window sills
>>Fourth-floor flooring
>>Office furniture
>>Skyway carpeting
>>Grow room lights

See the full Hagfors Center update for the week of October 30

Honduran LGBTQ and Indigenous Human Rights Speaker, Nov. 1

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Gaspar Sánchez, Honduran human rights defender and sexual diversity coordinator at COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous People Organizations of Honduras), will be on campus on Wed., Nov. 1st. You are invited to join us at these events:

Uniting to resist attacks on our Land and Identities: Building on the Queer Indigenous Framework in the Americas.
• 11:10-12:20 in the Chapel
• 1:50-3:00 in Old Main 105
Gaspar will present on how the struggle for LGBTQ awareness and rights among Indigenous communities plays a vital role in both land defense and in the dismantling of patriarchal and militaristic structures. Gaspar will also discuss what you can do in solidarity with COPINH and others facing repression in Honduras, including supporting the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act (HR1299). (This presentation will be translated into English.)

• 12:30-1:30: FREE LUNCH and conversation with Gaspar.

Drop in and participate in an open discussion with Gaspar and others present. Our goal is to promote the exploration of connections and shared stories of challenges across international borders. No Spanish is required.
Augsburg Room, 2nd fl. Christensen.

Co-sponsored by: Augsburg Center for Wellness and Counseling, Augsburg LGBTQIA+ Student Services, the Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies Department, Augsburg Students for Racial Justice and the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship.

Click here for more information on Gaspar

Critical Thinking Workshop on Thursday

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We all say we teach critical thinking, but when was the last time we thought deeply about how to do it effectively? Critical thinking is an institutional student learning outcome. This year, it’s being assessed once again. In year’s past, our students have not performed as well as we would like. In this workshop faculty will be introduced to Bloom and Costa’s models of critical thinking. Faculty are asked to bring an assignment, quiz, exam, or activity that they are currently using and then we will work on integrating the prompts and levels of critical thinking into these assignments or exams. Mary Lowe of the Religion Department will be leading the workshop.

Critical Thinking Workshop
Thursday, November 2
3:40pm-5:10pm
OGC 100

Click here to add the Critical Thinking Workshop to your own calendar.

Faculty, Learn How Augsburg Can Support Your Research

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All faculty members, regardless of experience, are invited to attend this next installment in the New Faculty Series, “How Can Augsburg Support Your Research?” Bring your own lunch (CTL will provide the cookies) and come hear from three staff members who will share how their programs intersect faculty work here at Augsburg: Dixie Shafer from Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO), Erica Swift from Sponsored Programs, and Tina Maria Tavera from the McNair Scholars Program.

New Faculty Series: How Can Augsburg Support Your Research?
Tuesday, November 7
12:15-1:15pm
Augsburg Room, Christensen Center

The New Faculty Series is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV).

Click here to add “How Can Augsburg Support Your Research?” to your calendar.

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research

submitted by kipper@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.

Open enrollment for health insurance begins November 1

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Open enrollment for health insurance begins November 1!
MNSure open enrollment is November 1, 2017, to January 14, 2018. MNsure is Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses can shop, compare and choose health insurance coverage.

MNsure is the only place you can apply for financial help to lower the cost of your monthly insurance premium and out-of-pocket costs. Most Minnesotans who enroll through MNsure qualify for financial help.

Also available to those who qualify are low-cost and free health insurance options provided through government-sponsored health insurance programs Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare. If you qualify for and enroll in one of these programs, your health coverage is managed through the Department of Human Services.

For more information, go to www.MNsure.org

Pre-Pharmacy Advising

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Dr. S. Bruce Benson, Associate Director of Professional Relations at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, brings his extensive experience as a pre-pharmacy advisor to Augsburg students. He currently supervises a mentoring course for first professional year pharmacy students and serves on the advisory committee for the state of Minnesota’s Health Professional Services Program. For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

Tuesday, November 14
1-4 pm
Chemistry suite (3rd floor Science)

Thomson Reuters Info Session – TODAY

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Are you looking for a paid summer 2018 internship? TCI Solutions on behalf of Thomson Reuters is hiring! TCI Solutions is a certified minority and veteran-owned consulting firm committed to connecting employers to high quality, local and diverse students, and recent graduates. Thomson Reuters has 15 summer internships that are looking to fill. They are seeking students that will be entering their junior or senior year Fall 2018. They will also consider recent graduates.

Details:
Attend one of the following information sessions:
11:25 – 11:55 a.m or 4:30-5:00
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Strommen Career & Internship Center, Suite 100, Christensen

Tabling in Christensen Center – Lobby
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m

INTERNSHIP OPENINGS: **job descriptions can be found in Handshake, by clicking on the Events tab

*Finance Intern
*Inside Sales Intern
*Marketing Intern
*Software Engineer Intern

EVENT DETAILS
Business casual attire

Pizza will be served – Register through Handshake by clicking on the Join Event button

https://augsburg.joinhandshake.com/login

Summer Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Ethics

submitted by berggg@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.

URGO Research and Travel Grants Available

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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.

Batalden Convocation info for Spring Syllabi

submitted by ericksoc@augsburg.edu

The Batalden Convocation is February 8th, 2018 at 11:00 AM.

Title: Just sustainabilities in policy, planning and practice

Professor Julian Agyeman, Tufts University

Professor Julian Agyeman will first outline his concept of ‘just sustainabilities’ – the full integration of social justice and sustainability, defined as ‘the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.’ He will then give practical examples in terms of his recent research into urban planning and design, food justice, sharing cities, bike equity and planning for intercultural cities. For more about his work visit http://julianagyeman.com

More Than 400 and Counting: Visit the WL Now

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If you haven’t already visited the Writing Lab, it’s time to do so! More than 400 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.

Any questions? Contact Kathryn Swanson, English.

Minnesota Hillel–Augsburg Meeting

submitted by lundbe10@augsburg.edu

Augsburg has started a Minnesota Hillel chapter! We are dedicated to enriching the lives of ALL students through an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel.

Join us for our kickoff event on November 2 in the Student Lounge from 4:00PM to 5:30PM. We will be serving FREE food from Naf Naf Grill and discussing our vision and ideas for the group. Feel free to bring friends, and we look forward to meeting you!

If you would like more information, you can like Minnesota Hillel – Augsburg on Facebook.
Please fill out this quick survey prior to the event: https://goo.gl/forms/xYdrDd8FgSTBQGZ72

Next Week: Benefits Open Enrollment

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Benefits open enrollment time is here again. This year open enrollment will be from November 6th-17th.

Benefit Information Sessions:

· November 6 at 11:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 8 at 8:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 10* at 2:30 pm (Oren Gateway Center, Room 100)
· November 14 at 10:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 16 at 4:00 pm (East Commons, Christensen Center)

*We will be recording the November 10th session and making it available for those unable to attend a session in person. Access to the 2018 recorded version will be provided once posted.

You will receive additional details including an overview of what’s new in 2018, benefits plan information, and instructions for filling out the online enrollment form soon.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Peterlin at peterlin@augsburg.edu or at 612.330.1602.

Tomorrow: Tuition Benefit Lunch and Learn

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Human Resources and Student Financial Services are partnering this fall to offer a Tuition Benefit Lunch and Learn on November 1, in Old Main, Room 107, beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Bring your lunch and join other colleagues in learning more about the tuition benefit, the application process, and how to navigate getting the most of your benefit.

Questions? Email peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Registration Deadline Extended: MŌVEmber Steps Challenge

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

There are 2 extra days to REGISTER for the MŌVEmber Steps Challenge, which will help you get out of your seat and get moving as you increase your daily step count. Are you ready to walk your way to better health?

Join the fun–Register at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/Vwc0NdPOgW8lj3z42 (Registration closes midnight on October 31st)

Need an extra incentive? Participants who report their points for all 4 weeks will be entered into a drawing for various prizes. There also might be some other award categories to spice things up…

*Registration is required for participation. Challenges rules, details, and tracking tips will be sent to registered participants on November 1st. For questions, concerns, or requests for accommodation, please contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Apply for the Christensen Vocation Internship Program

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Current Students – Have you ever contemplated the question, “How am I called to work and serve in a community?” Are you wondering about how your talents, skills, preferences, and passions can inform your career decision making and preparations? Are you interested in exploring purpose, meaning, and vocation in a practical way?

If so, we have a spring semester internship opportunity that could be life-changing for you!

Apply for the 2018 Christensen Vocation Internship Program!
– Paid Internship with opportunity for a personalized role at a faith-based nonprofit
– Ongoing contact and mentorship with knowledgeable site supervisors
– Reflect on your internship experiences, readings, and personalized assessments with a cohort of your peers

There are three main sites available for the internship, with roles ranging from supporting community organizing to youth development to emergency rental assistance with people experiencing homelessness.
– Current students from all majors and faith backgrounds are welcome to apply

Priority deadline for applications due Nov. 9. Following that date, applications will be accepted until Nov. 17 on a rolling basis.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2017/10/20/2017-18-vocation-internship-opportunity/

2017-18 Vocation Internship Opportunity

Lutheran Service Year Program Tabling and Chapel Talk Nov. 7

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Have you been wondering about what it would be like to dedicate a year to serving others, living in intentional community, and discovering where and how you are being called to use your gifts?

If so, Lutheran Service Year Programs want to connect with you!

Each year, more than 200 LIFE (Lutheran Immersion & Formation Experiences) in Service volunteers serve within the United States and around the world! LIFE in Service programs include: Border Servant Corps, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, Urban Servant Corps, and Young Adults in Global Mission.

Representatives from these four programs will be on campus Tuesday, November 7. Please stop by the table in Christensen Center from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM to learn about opportunities for you to serve through LIFE in Service programs. There will also be a special chapel at 11:30am on November 7th led by Lutheran Volunteer Corps.

Leaders from each LIFE in Service Organizations work together to provide opportunities for people in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to live, learn, and serve in their setting. Based in accompaniment, international community, simplicity, spirituality, and sustainability, each program is committed to being ecumenical, interfaith, LGBTQ-affirming, and social and racial justice-centered.

Visit the link below to learn more about the following programs:
Young Adults in Global Mission
Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Urban Servant Corps
Border Servant Corps

Questions? Contact ccv@augsburg.edu

Lutheran Service Year Program Tabling and Chapel Talk Nov. 7

One more chance for flu shots

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

If you did not get your flu shot last week or missed the clinic last week you still have one more opportunity to get the flu shot on campus.The Minnesota Visiting Nurse Association will be on campus administering flu shots in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office (first floor Anderson Res Hall) on Tuesday 11/14/17 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Most insurances are accepted or you can pay $38 cash or check. Please be sure to bring your insurance card if you want your insurance to be billed. Questions, please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Stay healthy this cold and flu season – get your flu shot before the Thanksgiving holiday! Students, faculty and staff all welcome!!

Vocation Lunch with Maria “Tina” Tavera November 15

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Faculty and Staff – you are invited to attend the Christensen Center for Vocation’s Fall Vocation Lunch with “Tina” Maria Tavera, Augsburg TRIO-McNair Scholars Director! This event will take place on Wednesday, November 15th from 11:15 AM – 12:25 PM in East Commons, Christensen Center.

The Christensen Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

To learn more about “Tina” Maria Tavera and to register, please visit http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2017/10/11/christensen-vocation-lunch-with-tina-maria-tavera/

Spaces are limited so please register soon. Note: upon completion of your registration, please be sure you receive a confirmation email and do not add the event to your calendar without completing the registration process.

If you have any questions, please contact the CCV office at (612) 330-1403 or email ccv@augsburg.edu.

We hope to see you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vocation-lunch-with-maria-cristina-tavera-tina-tickets-38734816880?ref=ebtn

Join Augsburg at MN Wild Game- Nov 2

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Celebrate and respect our veterans and our men and women in service by joining us for the 6th Annual Minnesota Wild Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Awareness Night at the Xcel Energy Center on Thu, Nov 2 (The game kicks off at 7:00 p.m. and ticket collection will be at 6:00 p.m.)!

The Wild will take on the Montreal Canadiens in a game that shouldn’t be missed… the ticket price even includes a new custom designed Grunt Style T-Shirt and entry into a raffle for autographed items!

Ticket collection will take place in the lobby of the Xcel Energy Center at 6:00 p.m on Thursday, November 2. Tickets cost $40 and seats are in Sections 227, 228, 229 and 230. Tickets for this event can be purchased at:

https://advancement.augsburg.edu/AlumniEvents

Join Augsburg at The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Mixed Blood Theater Nov. 12

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Join us as we kick off our Auggies in the City series with our neighbor Mixed Blood Theater’s production of the Tony award winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”. Included in your ticket is a pre-theater lunch starting & conversation at nearby Town Hall Brewery at 12:30p.m. where you can also collect your tickets. Tickets for this event are only $10!

Don’t miss out on this event- buy your tickets today!

https://advancement.augsburg.edu/AlumniEvents

Deadline for Study Away Programs is November 1st

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You can learn more about the process and begin an online application at this link: https://goo.gl/Mh7HKc If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Johnson at the Center for Global Education & Experience (CGEE): johnsop2@augsburg.edu. Don’t miss the chance to propose an off-campus course in the United States or abroad!

Program Proposal Applications

Join Augsburg at Waitress at The Orpheum Theater Nov. 22, 7:30pm

submitted by burton@augsburg.edu

Join us as we continue our Auggies in the City series with Waitress at The Orpheum Theater on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 5-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). “It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune.

Events

Free Pizza and Service Learning Hours with Minnesota Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is searching for debate judges for 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 remaining core debate tournaments will happen at these dates and locations:

November 10th-11th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
December 8th-9th: The UDL Championship (Location 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.

Study abroad in spring semester – there’s still time to apply

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Study abroad this spring semester at one of Augsburg’s Global Study Centers in Mexico, Central America, or Southern Africa!

These programs offer courses great for many students including general graduation requirements, courses for some majors, internship options, and a personalized, experiential learning environment. Join other Auggies, as well as students from around the US, for an unforgettable and meaningful semester.

Auggies can use their full financial aid, and automatically receive an additional $1500 Global Scholarship for these programs. Additional scholarships are available, sometimes making it less expensive to study abroad than to study and live on campus!

Applications are open until November 1. Visit the Study Abroad office in the lower level of Christensen Center to talk with an advisor and get your questions answered.

Get the program details and application information online her

Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas | Spring-Break Abroad Study in Mexico on Spring Break

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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!

Represent Colombia at the 2018 National Model UN Conference in NYC

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Applications are now being accepted for delegates for the 2018 National Model UN Conference in New York City. Augsburg University will send a delegation of 16 students representing Colombia to this year’s conference, which will take place March 16 – 23, 2018.

This is a 4-credit Spring Semester course, and students accepted into the program need to enroll in POL 368 (or a POL 499 independent study) and pay a $500 program fee, which covers travel, conference registration, and hotel costs for the week in New York. Enrollment limited to 16 students and priority deadline for applying is Nov. 13.

This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement!

Questions can be directed to either stoddard@augsburg.edu or underhil@augsburg.edu.
Students interested in applying should visit the Augsburg Study Abroad/Away page linked below to apply and register.

Model UN Program Information and Application

Experiential Education Strategic Initiative: Brown Bag Lunch Forum

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As President Pribbenow announced at the All Hands Summit in September, experiential education is the focus for one of the university-wide strategic initiatives for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Please join Elaine Eschenbacher and Green Bouzard of the Sabo Center on November 1 or 2 for a presentation on the initial goals for this strategic initiative, and participate in a conversation to help inform its early stages. Bring your lunch and join us!

When: November 1, 12-1 p.m., Riverside Room
November 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Riverside Room

Boren Scholarship: Fund Your Study Abroad

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

BOREN SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION SESSION
Where: OGC 113
Date: Wednesday, November 1st
Time: 3:30 – 4:30
Hosted by: URGO and Study Abroad/Study Away

Come join URGO and Study Abroad/Study Away to learn about this spectacular opportunity for students to not only receive funding for study abroad and learn a less commonly taught language, but to start a career working on important national and international issues after graduation!

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

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

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

Competitive applicants will generally have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Questions? Please contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu or x1446.

Campus Cupboard in Need of Donations

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Hello Augsburg Campus!
Campus Cupboard is in need of donations. Please consider donating to us if you are willing and able.
Here are some items we are in need of:
– Grains like dried pasta, instant rice
– Canned soups (any kind except tomato. We are stocked on tomato!)
– Proteins like small jars of peanut butter, beans, canned tuna and chicken
– Healthy snacks like granola bars, crackers, dried fruits, popcorn
– Baking supplies like sugar, salt, 2lb bags of flour, baking soda/powder
– Spices like paprika, cumin, cayenne, turmeric, etc
– Pasta sauce, sticks of butter, toothpaste, toothbrushes, pads, tampons, etc.

We are also taking clothing donations! Please drop off donations at Campus Ministry, the Welcome Desk in Christensen, or the Campus Cupboard table in the Foss Lobby.

Here are the Cupboard hours this week:
M 8am-9:15am, 9:30am-6pm
T 8am-1:40pm, 2pm-6pm
W 8am-9:15am, 9:30am-6pm
Th 8am-9:30am, 10am-1:45pm, 3:30pm-6pm
F 8am-9:15am 10am-6pm

Thank you!

Contact Janet at nguyenj@augsburg.edu with any questions/comments/concerns.

Campus Cupboard is the food pantry on campus, open to all students and run by students. Help keep us open by donating groceries/clothing/ and other items!

Honduran LGBTQ and Indigenous Human Rights Speaker, Nov. 1st.

submitted by reinhard@augsburg.edu

Gaspar Sánchez, Honduran human rights defender and sexual diversity coordinator at COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous People Organizations of Honduras), will be on campus on Wed., Nov. 1st. You are invited to join us at these events:

Uniting to resist attacks on our Land and Identities: Building on the Queer Indigenous Framework in the Americas.
• 11:10-12:20 in the Chapel
• 1:50-3:00 in Old Main 105
Gaspar will present on how the struggle for LGBTQ awareness and rights among Indigenous communities plays a vital role in both land defense and in the dismantling of patriarchal and militaristic structures. Gaspar will also discuss what you can do in solidarity with COPINH and others facing repression in Honduras, including supporting the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act (HR1299). (This presentation will be translated into English.)

• 12:30-1:30: FREE LUNCH and conversation with Gaspar.
Drop in and participate in an open discussion with Gaspar and others present. Our goal is to promote the exploration of connections and shared stories of challenges across international borders. No Spanish is required.
Augsburg Room, 2nd fl. Christensen.

Co-sponsored by: Augsburg Center for Wellness and Counseling, Augsburg LGBTQIA+ Student Services, the Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies Department, Augsburg Students for Racial Justice and the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship.

Click here for more information on Gaspar

Speaking of Pilgrimage… with Phil Adamo

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Speaking of Pilgrimage: Echoes of the 1230 Pilgrimage from Val-des-Choux to Pluscarden Abbey, with Phil Adamo
Wednesday, November 1
12:00-1:00pm, Marshall Room

In the year 1230AD, King Alexander II of Scotland founded Pluscarden Abbey, a monastery in northern Scotland. The monks who formed the original community, known as Caulites, came from the priory of Val-des-Choux in Burgundy, France.

History professor Phil Adamo designed and participated in a pilgrimage that echoed the journey of those early Caulite monks. Over the summer months of 2017, he and his fellow pilgrims walked roughly 1400 miles across France and the United Kingdom, from Val-des-Choux to Pluscarden, an experience that was both physically challenging and spiritually enriching. Come hear about Phil’s journey in a special presentation to the Augsburg community, November 1, from noon to 1pm.

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

Please click here to RSVP for Speaking of Pilgrimage.

Curricular Update – Changes from AAC and GAAC

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

The Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) and Graduate Academic Affairs Committee (GAAC) are Augsburg’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum committees. Here’s what the committees have approved so far this year:

New Undergraduate Courses:
-FLM 372 Producing for Film and Television
-CAR 160 Designing Your Future: Majors, Careers, and a Life of Joy

Undergraduate Course Revisions:
-BIO 476 Microbiology (prereq)
-FLM 260 Documentary Production I (AugEx)
-MIS 260 Problem Solving for Business (online delivery)
-THR 366 Stage Direction (prereq)
-THR 367 New Method. of Stage Direction and Dramaturgy (prereq)
-THR 490 Theater Keystone: Exploring Vocation and Artistic Practice (credits)

Undergraduate Major/Minor/Program Revisions (effective Fall 2018):
-Computer Science Minor
-Computer Science BS (LAF/Lang Waiver)

Graduate Course Revisions:
-MBA 583 Entrepreneurship: Execution, Planning & Strategy (title, content)
-MBA 595 Strategic Management (content)

Graduate Program Revision (effective Fall 2018)
-MBA Program – Entrepreneurship Concentration

Graduate Program Policy:
-Required Transcript Submission Policy

All curricular updates are posted on the live document “Summary of AAC/GAAC Action,” linked below. Please use this resource to stay up to date and to read directions on how to find out more information on a particular item.

Need to submit a curricular change to the committee? See http://inside.augsburg.edu/facultysenate/aac/ for undergraduate programs and http://inside.augsburg.edu/facultysenate/gaac/ for graduate programs.

Summary of AAC/GAAC Action – Updated Weekly

Director in Rochester Candidates – Campus Visits start on Thursday

submitted by devers@augsburg.edu

The first of our three candidates for the position of Director in Rochester will be on campus in Minneapolis (morning) and in Rochester (afternoon) on Thursday 2nd November. Credentials for the first candidate will be posted in Thursday morning’s A-mail.
The Open Forum for the first candidate will be on Thursday 2nd November, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester. A zoom link will be available for faculty and staff in Minneapolis.

The Open Forum sessions for the other candidates are listed below:
Thursday 9th November, 230-330pm – Open Forum in Bethel 214, Rochester.
Friday 10th November, 2 – 3pm – Open Forum Lindell 202, Minneapolis

A feedback form will be available for each session so that participants may provide input to the search committee.

AugSTEM Fall Workshops (open to all STEM students): Crafting Compelling Personal Statements (TODAY)

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Join us for the last AugSTEM workshop* of the term!

Monday, Oct 30: Crafting Compelling Personal Statements. Presented by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO).

Time: 12:30 – 1:40 PM or 3:10 – 4:20 PM. (Similar content will be presented in each time period). Pick whichever time works best for you.

Location: Marshall Room, Christensen Center

*Workshop is open to all interested students.

Summer Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Ethics

submitted by kipper@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.

Temporary Outgoing Mail Change

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

Effective today, USPS mail will be posted at full first class rate and we will be unable to accept bulk/standard mailings while we search for a new daily mail service. Depending on the size of your bulk mail project, we may be able to send out the entire project (addressing, stuffing, etc.) to a different vendor for a reasonable cost. Ask Les or Gao in the Copy Center or call x1054.

Registration Deadline Extended: MŌVEmber Steps Challenge

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

There are 2 extra days to REGISTER for the MŌVEmber Steps Challenge, which will help you get out of your seat and get moving as you increase your daily step count. Are you ready to walk your way to better health?

Join the fun–Register at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/Vwc0NdPOgW8lj3z42 (Registration closes midnight on October 31st)

Need an extra incentive? Participants who report their points for all 4 weeks will be entered into a drawing for various prizes. There also might be some other award categories to spice things up…

*Registration is required for participation. Challenges rules, details, and tracking tips will be sent to registered participants on November 1st. For questions, concerns, or requests for accommodation, please contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Individual Counseling Sessions with TIAA–Only a Few Spots Left

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

THIS WEEK, TIAA will be returning to campus for individual counseling sessions. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

SIGN UP TODAY:
Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:
http://www.tiaa.org/schedulenow

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, October 31 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

Wednesday, November 1 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

Thursday, November 2 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

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

Tuition Benefit Lunch and Learn

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Human Resources and Student Financial Services are partnering this fall to offer a Tuition Benefit Lunch and Learn on November 1, in Old Main, Room 107, beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Bring your lunch and join other colleagues in learning more about the tuition benefit, the application process, and how to navigate getting the most of your benefit.

Questions? Email peterlin@augsburg.edu.

In One Week: Benefits Open Enrollment

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Benefits open enrollment time is here again. This year open enrollment will be from November 6th-17th.

Benefit Information Sessions:

· November 6 at 11:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 8 at 8:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 10* at 2:30 pm (Oren Gateway Center, Room 100)
· November 14 at 10:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 16 at 4:00 pm (East Commons, Christensen Center)

*We will be recording the November 10th session and making it available for those unable to attend a session in person. Access to the 2018 recorded version will be provided once posted.

You will receive additional details including an overview of what’s new in 2018, benefits plan information, and instructions for filling out the online enrollment form soon.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Peterlin at peterlin@augsburg.edu or at 612.330.1602.

Native American Film Series: INAATE/Se

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

Save the Date! November 8, 2017 INAATE/SE [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./ it flies.falls./] here at Augsburg for a FREE screening.

This experimental documentary by Zack and Adam Khalil explores the Ojibwe story of the Seven Fires Prophecy, which has been interpreted as predicting the arrival of the Europeans in North America and the subsequent destruction they caused. Bold, smart, and unflinching, the film examines the relationship between cultural tradition and modern indigenous identity.

Place and Time:
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with filmmakers follows
This event is free to the public

Native American Film Series Website

Experiential Education Strategic Initiative: Brown Bag Lunch Forum

submitted by eschenba@augsburg.edu

As President Pribbenow announced at the All Hands Summit in September, experiential education is the focus for one of the university-wide strategic initiatives for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Please join Elaine Eschenbacher and Green Bouzard of the Sabo Center on November 1 or 2 for a presentation on the initial goals for this strategic initiative, and participate in a conversation to help inform its early stages. Bring your lunch and join us!

When: November 1, 12-1 p.m., Riverside Room
November 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Riverside Room

Join Augsburg at The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Mixed Blood Theater Nov. 12

submitted by burton@augsburg.edu

Join us as we kick off our Auggies in the City series with our neighbor Mixed Blood Theater’s production of the Tony award winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”. Included in your ticket is a pre-theater lunch starting & conversation at nearby Town Hall Brewery at 12:30p.m. where you can also collect your tickets. Tickets for this event are only $10!

Don’t miss out on this event- buy your tickets today!
https://advancement.augsburg.edu/AlumniEvents

Join Augsburg at MN Wild Game- Nov 2

submitted by burton@augsburg.edu

Celebrate and respect our veterans and our men and women in service by joining us for the 6th Annual Minnesota Wild Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Awareness Night at the Xcel Energy Center on Thu, Nov 2 (The game kicks off at 7:00 p.m. and ticket collection will be at 6:00 p.m.)!

The Wild will take on the Montreal Canadiens in a game that shouldn’t be missed… the ticket price even includes a new custom designed Grunt Style T-Shirt and entry into a raffle for autographed items!

Ticket collection will take place in the lobby of the Xcel Energy Center at 6:00 p.m on Thursday, November 2. Tickets cost $40 and seats are in Sections 227, 228, 229 and 230. Tickets for this event can be purchased at:

Events

Events

Free Pizza and Service Learning Hours with Minnesota Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is searching for debate judges for 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 remaining core debate tournaments will happen at these dates and locations:

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.

Sign Up

Career Services Drop In Hours

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Do you have a quick question about your resume? Registering an internship? Deciding on a major? Finding or applying for any opportunity? Stop in for a 15 minute drop-in appointment (no need to schedule) at Strommen Career & Internship Services (located in Christensen across from Einstein’s).
Mondays and Tuesdays: 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Strommen Center for Meaningful Work

Strommen Center for Meaningful Work

Thomson Reuters Information Session Summer Internships

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a paid summer 2018 internship? TCI Solutions on behalf of Thomson Reuters is hiring! TCI Solutions is a certified minority and veteran-owned consulting firm committed to connecting employers to high quality, local and diverse students, and recent graduates. Thomson Reuters has 15 summer internships that are looking to fill. They are seeking students that will be entering their junior or senior year Fall 2018. They will also consider recent graduates.

Details:
Attend one of the following information sessions:
11:25 – 11:55 a.m or 4:30-5:00
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Strommen Career & Internship Center, Suite 100, Christensen

Tabling in Christensen Center – Lobby
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m

INTERNSHIP OPENINGS: **job descriptions can be found in Handshake, by clicking on the Events tab

*Finance Intern
*Inside Sales Intern
*Marketing Intern
*Software Engineer Intern

EVENT DETAILS
Business casual attire

Pizza will be served – Register through Handshake by clicking on the Join Event button

Handshake

Handshake

Auggies Connect with Employers – 11/2

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Thursday, November 2nd
Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center
3:00-5:00 p.m. (come and stay for as long as you like )

Students are invited to stop by this informal meet and greet to learn about internships and entry level careers, have their resume reviewed, and ask questions. All majors welcome.

Representatives from: Greater Twin Cities United Way, Anoka County, Lutheran Social Service, League of Minnesota Cities, and TC Habitat are eager to meet you.

Questions? careers@augsburg.edu

Farewell to Carrie Shidla – October 30th

submitted by comerc@augsburg.edu

It is with mixed emotions that I announce Carrie Shidla’s resignation from Augsburg effective October 31st. She will be joining Normandale Community College as their Associate Director of Advising and Career Services.

We will be honoring Carrie on Monday, October 30th from 2:30 – 4 pm in the Christensen Center Art Gallery. Short remarks will be made at 3:00 pm and all are welcome to attend.

In her 14+ years of service, Carrie has developed strong and lasting relationships across campus with faculty, staff, and students. In Academic Advising, Carrie restructured first-year advising and registration several times, adjusting for changing software–and most importantly–student need. She developed a reputation as a strategic problem-solver.

In August of 2016, Carrie joined a newly designed graduation and transfer team in the Registrar’s Office. She quickly embraced her new role and has brought a deeply student-centered perspective to the work. Her ability to navigate complex curricular nuance has led to the implementation of several process and policy changes that have and will continue to impact the recruitment, matriculation, and graduation of students.

We will all miss Carrie’s passion, expertise, positive attitude, and partnership. Please join us in celebrating Carrie and wishing her great success in her vocational journey.

Curricular Update – Changes from AAC and GAAC

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

The Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) and Graduate Academic Affairs Committee (GAAC) are the undergraduate and graduate curriculum committee of the college. Here’s what the committees have approved so far this year:

New Undergraduate Courses:
FLM 372 Producing for Film and Television
CAR 160 Designing Your Future: Majors, Careers, and a Life of Joy

Undergraduate Course Revisions:
-BIO 476 Microbiology (prereq)
-FLM 260 Documentary Production I (AugEx)
-MIS 260 Problem Solving for Business (online delivery)
-THR 366 Stage Direction (prereq)
-THR 367 New Method. of Stage Direction and Dramaturgy (prereq)
-THR 490 Theater Keystone: Exploring Vocation and Artistic Practice (credits)

Undergraduate Major/Minor/Program Revisions (effective Fall 2018):
-Computer Science Minor
-Computer Science BS (LAF/Lang Waiver)

Graduate Course Revisions:
-MBA 583 Entrepreneurship: Execution, Planning & Strategy (title, content)
-MBA 595 Strategic Management (content)

Graduate Program Revision (effective Fall 2018)
-MBA Program – Entrepreneurship Concentration

Graduate Program Policy:
-Required Transcript Submission Policy

All curricular updates are posted on the live document “Summary of AAC/GAAC Action.” Please use this resource to stay up to date and to read directions on how to find out more information on a particular item.

Need to submit a curricular change to the committee? See http://inside.augsburg.edu/facultysenate/aac/ for undergraduate programs and http://inside.augsburg.edu/facultysenate/gaac/ for graduate programs.

Summary of AAC/GAAC Action – Updated Weekly

Critical Thinking Workshop – Thurs, Nov 2

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

We all say we teach critical thinking, but when was the last time we thought deeply about how to do it effectively? Critical thinking is an institutional student learning outcome. This year, it’s being assessed once again. In year’s past, our students have not performed as well as we would like. In this workshop faculty will be introduced to Bloom and Costa’s models of critical thinking. Faculty are asked to bring an assignment, quiz, exam, or activity that they are currently using and then we will work on integrating the prompts and levels of critical thinking into these assignments or exams.

Critical Thinking Workshop
Thursday, November 2
3:40-5:00pm
OGC 100

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

Speaking of Pilgrimage… with Phil Adamo

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Speaking of Pilgrimage: Echoes of the 1230 Pilgrimage from Val-des-Choux to Pluscarden Abbey, with Phil Adamo
Wednesday, November 1
12:00-1:00pm, Marshall Room

In the year 1230AD, King Alexander II of Scotland founded Pluscarden Abbey, a monastery in northern Scotland. The monks who formed the original community, known as Caulites, came from the priory of Val-des-Choux in Burgundy, France.

History professor Phil Adamo designed and participated in a pilgrimage that echoed the journey of those early Caulite monks. Over the summer months of 2017, he and his fellow pilgrims walked roughly 1400 miles across France and the United Kingdom, from Val-des-Choux to Pluscarden, an experience that was both physically challenging and spiritually enriching. Come hear about Phil’s journey in a special presentation to the Augsburg community, November 1, from noon to 1pm.

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

Please click here to RSVP for Speaking of Pilgrimage.

Short Term Study Abroad/Away in Summer 2018

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

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

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
-Music Therapy in China
-Language and Culture in Mexico

Applications are Due on January 31! 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

Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas | Spring-Break Abroad Study in Mexico on Spring Break

submitted by romeroe@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 – there’s still time to apply

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

Study abroad this spring semester at one of Augsburg’s Global Study Centers in Mexico, Central America, or Southern Africa!

These programs offer courses great for many students including general graduation requirements, courses for some majors, internship options, and a personalized, experiential learning environment. Join other Auggies, as well as students from around the US, for an unforgettable and meaningful semester.

Auggies can use their full financial aid, and automatically receive an additional $1500 Global Scholarship for these programs. Additional scholarships are available, sometimes making it less expensive to study abroad than to study and live on campus!

Applications are open until November 1. Visit the Study Abroad office in the lower level of Christensen Center to talk with an advisor and get your questions answered.

Get the program details and application information online here.

Represent Colombia at the 2018 National Model UN Conference in NYC

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

Applications are now being accepted for delegates for the 2018 National Model UN Conference in New York City. Augsburg University will send a delegation of 16 students representing Colombia to this year’s conference, which will take place March 16 – 23, 2018.

This is a 4-credit Spring Semester course, and students accepted into the program need to enroll in POL 368 (or a POL 499 independent study) and pay a $500 program fee, which covers travel, conference registration, and hotel costs for the week in New York. Enrollment limited to 16 students and priority deadline for applying is Nov. 13.

This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement!

Questions can be directed to either stoddard@augsburg.edu or underhil@augsburg.edu.
Students interested in applying should visit the Augsburg Study Abroad/Away page linked below to apply and register.

Model UN Program Information and Application

Curious about Study Abroad or Study Away in the USA? Or Interested in Study Abroad/Away?

submitted by romeroe@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 how to 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

Honduran LGBTQ and Indigenous Human Rights Speaker, Nov. 1st.

submitted by reinhard@augsburg.edu

Gaspar Sánchez, Honduran human rights defender and sexual diversity coordinator at COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous People Organizations of Honduras), will be on campus on Wed., Nov. 1st. You are invited to join us at these events:

Uniting to resist attacks on our Land and Identities: Building on the Queer Indigenous Framework in the Americas.
• 11:10-12:20 in the Chapel
• 1:50-3:00 in Old Main 105
Gaspar will present on how the struggle for LGBTQ awareness and rights among Indigenous communities plays a vital role in both land defense and in the dismantling of patriarchal and militaristic structures. Gaspar will also discuss what you can do in solidarity with COPINH and others facing repression in Honduras, including supporting the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act (HR1299). (This presentation will be translated into English.)

• 12:30-1:30: FREE LUNCH and conversation with Gaspar.
Drop in and participate in an open discussion with Gaspar and others present. Our goal is to promote the exploration of connections and shared stories of challenges across international borders. No Spanish is required.
Augsburg Room, 2nd fl. Christensen.

Co-sponsored by: Augsburg Center for Wellness and Counseling, Augsburg LGBTQIA+ Student Services, the Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies Department, Augsburg Students for Racial Justice and the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Laurel True, Sarah Degnar Riveros of Kate Reinhardt.

Click here for more information on Gaspar

Parking Lot Closures this weekend. Plan ahead.

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Parking Lot Closures this weekend:

This weekend beginning on Thursday night 10/26/2017 at 11:59pm, Lot K will be closed for events happening in the lot. There will be no vehicle access to this space. Please plan accordingly.

From Friday night 10/27/2017 at 11:59pm, Lots A, D, C, and J will be closed. These lots are also reserved for event use this weekend. Limited access to this space will be for authorized event vehicles only. Please plan accordingly.

For this weekend, during the above stated times, regardless of what your parking permit states, you may park in lots B, L, M, and O, or find any available city street parking following their guidelines. It is always a good idea to look into carpooling or metro transit for alternative options as the volume of cars will be increased significantly. Again, please plan accordingly.

Lots A, D, C, and J will re-open for normal use which will correspond with your designated permit lot assignments on Sunday 10/29/2017 at 7:00am.
We will re-open lot K for normal use on Sunday, 10/29/2017 at 5:00pm.

Thank you for your cooperation and please plan accordingly for the weekend.

Experiential Education Strategic Initiative: Brown Bag Lunch Forum

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

As President Pribbenow announced at the All Hands Summit in September, experiential education is the focus for one of the university-wide strategic initiatives for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Please join Elaine Eschenbacher and Green Bouzard of the Sabo Center on November 1 or 2 for a presentation on the initial goals for this strategic initiative, and participate in a conversation to help inform its early stages. Bring your lunch and join us!

When: November 1, 12-1 p.m., Riverside Room
November 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Riverside Room

Individual Counseling Sessions with TIAA–Only a Few Spots Left

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Next week, TIAA will be returning to campus for individual counseling sessions. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

SIGN UP TODAY:
Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:
http://www.tiaa.org/schedulenow

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, October 31 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

Wednesday, November 1 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

Thursday, November 2 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

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

Tuition Benefit Lunch and Learn

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Human Resources and Student Financial Services are partnering this fall to offer a Tuition Benefit Lunch and Learn on November 1, in Old Main, Room 107, beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Bring your lunch and join other colleagues in learning more about the tuition benefit, the application process, and how to navigate getting the most of your benefit.

Questions? Email peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Save the Date: Benefits Open Enrollment

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Benefits open enrollment time is here again. This year open enrollment will be from November 6th-17th.

Benefit Information Sessions:

· November 6 at 11:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 8 at 8:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 10* at 2:30 pm (Oren Gateway Center, Room 100)
· November 14 at 10:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 16 at 4:00 pm (East Commons, Christensen Center)

*We will be recording the November 10th session and making it available for those unable to attend a session in person. Access to the 2018 recorded version will be provided once posted.

You will receive additional details including an overview of what’s new in 2018, benefits plan information, and instructions for filling out the online enrollment form in the next two weeks.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Peterlin at peterlin@augsburg.edu or at 612.330.1602.

Final days to register: Augsburg Total Wellness MŌVEmber Steps Challenge

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Total Wellness is excited to put a MŌVEmber Steps Challenge to help keep us active in the month leading up to the holiday season! The challenge will run from November 1st through November 29th.

The MŌVEmber Steps Challenge will help you get out of your seat and get moving as you increase your daily step count. So are you ready to walk your way to better health?

What: Steps Challenge, with a goal of 10,000 steps per day!

Who: Faculty and Staff

When: November 1st – November 29th

Where: Anywhere!

How: Walk. Move. Keep track of your steps. Convert movement into steps. Submit weekly totals to HR.

Need an extra incentive? Participants who report their points for all 4 weeks will be entered into a drawing for various prizes.

Join the fun–REGISTER by October 27th at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/Vwc0NdPOgW8lj3z42

*Registration is required for participation. Challenges rules, details, and tracking tips will be sent to registered participants on November 1st. For questions, concerns, or requests for accommodation, please contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Free Pizza and Serving Learning Hours with Minnesota Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is searching for debate judges for 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 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 udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu or call (612)-330-1730.

Sign Up

AugSTEM Fall Workshops (open to all STEM students): Crafting Compelling Personal Statements (10/30)

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Join us for the last AugSTEM workshop* of the term!

Monday, Oct 30: Crafting Compelling Personal Statements. Presented by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO).

Time: 12:30 – 1:40 PM or 3:10 – 4:20 PM. (Similar content will be presented in each time period). Pick whichever time works best for you.

Location: Marshall Room, Christensen Center

*Workshop is open to all interested students.

Fully Scholarship for Critical Language Study

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

The application is now live and available online at: http://www.clscholarship.org
Applications are due November 15, 2017 by 7:59pm EST.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for US citizens enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu: ALL Levels

Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;

Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.

Informational videos available:
CLS Program Overview: https://youtu.be/YwN8qQTYmJI
Tips for Writing a Successful Application: https://youtu.be/Mvb6luXq2BE

More info on the Critical Language Scholarship

RSVP for Speaking of Pilgrimage with Phil Adamo

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Speaking of Pilgrimage: Echoes of the 1230 Pilgrimage from Val-des-Choux to Pluscarden Abbey, with Phil Adamo
Wednesday, November 1
12:00-1:00pm, Marshall Room

In the year 1230AD, King Alexander II of Scotland founded Pluscarden Abbey, a monastery in northern Scotland. The monks who formed the original community, known as Caulites, came from the priory of Val-des-Choux in Burgundy, France.

History professor Phil Adamo designed and participated in a pilgrimage that echoed the journey of those early Caulite monks. Over the summer months of 2017, he and his fellow pilgrims walked roughly 1400 miles across France and the United Kingdom, from Val-des-Choux to Pluscarden, an experience that was both physically challenging and spiritually enriching. Come hear about Phil’s journey in a special presentation to the Augsburg community, November 1, from noon to 1pm.

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

An RSVP is required for this luncheon. Please click here to RSVP for “Speaking of Pilgrimage” with Phil Adamo.

Please click here to RSVP for Speaking of Pilgrimage.

Kathy McBride’s Retirement Celebration – TODAY

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Please join the Augsburg community in congratulating Kathy McBride on her 30 years of service to Augsburg University! Kathy is the Regional Co-Director of the Central America program for the Center for Global Education and Experience, and she will be retiring at the end of 2017.

In her time with Augsburg, Kathy has taught countless students from Augsburg and around the country on the Central America semester program as well as individuals learning about the region via short-term educational seminars. Kathy has lead with a critical eye and a generous heart, always holding her students and Augsburg to the highest standard. Kathy is a caring colleague whose impact on Augsburg and its legacy is far reaching. In addition to her service to Augsburg, all four of her children attended Augsburg, and two of them married fellow Auggies!

Kathy will be on campus October 23-27, so we will celebrate her in person! Students, staff, faculty and administrators are all welcome.

Thursday, October 26, 3 to 4:30 pm
**Program starts at 3:30
Location: Christensen Center, East Commons
Cake and coffee will be served

CTL and CCV Lunch – Speaking of Pilgrimage

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Speaking of Pilgrimage: Echoes of the 1230 Pilgrimage from Val-des-Choux to Pluscarden Abbey.

History professor Phil Adamo designed and participated in a pilgrimage that echoed the journey of those early Caulite monks. Over the summer months of 2017, he and his fellow pilgrims walked roughly 1400 miles across France and the United Kingdom, from Val-des-Choux to Pluscarden, an experience that was both physically challenging and spiritually enriching. Come hear about Phil’s journey in a special presentation to the Augsburg community, November 1, from noon to 1pm in the Marshall Room.

An RSVP is required for this luncheon.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJYWQzFWlwtdt7T6z2V20y1vLhjlcD0LktL3ZvFx0Ua6ZLhw/viewform

Boren Scholarship: Fund Your Study Abroad

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BOREN SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION SESSION
Where: OGC 113
Date: Wednesday, November 1st
Time: 3:30 – 4:30
Hosted by: URGO and Study Abroad/Study Away

Come join URGO and Study Abroad/Study Away to learn about this spectacular opportunity for students to not only receive funding for study abroad and learn a less commonly taught language, but to start a career working on important national and international issues after graduation!

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

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

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

Competitive applicants will generally have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Questions? Please contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu or x1446.

URGO Research and Travel Grants Available

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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.

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for October

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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 a

Lutheran Service Year Program Tabling and Chapel Talk Nov. 7

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Have you been wondering about what it would be like to dedicate a year to serving others, living in intentional community, and discovering where and how you are being called to use your gifts?

If so, Lutheran Service Year Programs want to connect with you!

Each year, more than 200 LIFE (Lutheran Immersion & Formation Experiences) in Service volunteers serve within the United States and around the world! LIFE in Service programs include: Border Servant Corps, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, Urban Servant Corps, and Young Adults in Global Mission.

Representatives from these four programs will be on campus Tuesday, November 7. Please stop by the table in Christensen Center from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM to learn about opportunities for you to serve through LIFE in Service programs. There will also be a special chapel at 11:30am on November 7th led by Lutheran Volunteer Corps.

Leaders from each LIFE in Service Organizations work together to provide opportunities for people in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to live, learn, and serve in their setting. Based in accompaniment, international community, simplicity, spirituality, and sustainability, each program is committed to being ecumenical, interfaith, LGBTQ-affirming, and social and racial justice-centered.

Visit the link below to learn more about the following programs:
Young Adults in Global Mission
Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Urban Servant Corps
Border Servant Corps

Lutheran Service Year Program Tabling and Chapel Talk Nov. 7

Flu Shots TODAY – Thursday

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The Minnesota Visiting Nurse Association will be on campus administering flu shots in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office (first floor Anderson Res Hall) on Thursday 10/26/17 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Most insurances are accepted or you can pay $38 cash or check. Please be sure to bring your insurance card if you want your insurance to be billed. Questions, please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Stay healthy this cold and flu season – get your shot Thursday. Students, faculty and staff all welcome!!

Thomson Reuters Information Session Summer Internships

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Are you looking for a paid summer 2018 internship? TCI Solutions on behalf of Thomson Reuters is hiring! TCI Solutions is a certified minority and veteran-owned consulting firm committed to connecting employers to high quality, local and diverse students, and recent graduates. Thomson Reuters has 15 summer internships that are looking to fill. They are seeking students that will be entering their junior or senior year Fall 2018. They will also consider recent graduates.

Details:
Attend one of the following information sessions:
11:25 – 11:55 a.m or 4:30-5:00
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Strommen Career & Internship Center, Suite 100, Christensen

Tabling in Christensen Center – Lobby
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m

INTERNSHIP OPENINGS: **job descriptions can be found in Handshake, by clicking on the Events tab

*Finance Intern
*Inside Sales Intern
*Marketing Intern
*Software Engineer Intern

EVENT DETAILS
Business casual attire

Pizza will be served – Register through Handshake by clicking on the Join Event button

Handshake

Auggies Connect with Employers – 11/2

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Thursday, November 2nd
Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center
3:00-5:00 p.m. (come and stay for as long as you like )

Students are invited to stop by this informal meet and greet to learn about internships and entry level careers, have their resume reviewed, and ask questions. All majors welcome.

Representatives from: Greater Twin Cities United Way, Anoka County, Lutheran Social Service, League of Minnesota Cities, and TC Habitat are eager to meet you.

Questions? Email careers@augsburg.edu

Farewell to Carrie Shidla – October 30th

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It is with mixed emotions that I announce Carrie Shidla’s resignation from Augsburg effective October 31st. She will be joining Normandale Community College as their Associate Director of Advising and Career Services.

We will be honoring Carrie on Monday, October 30th from 2:30 – 4 pm in the Christensen Center Art Gallery. Short remarks will be made at 3:00 pm and all are welcome to attend.

In her 14+ years of service, Carrie has developed strong and lasting relationships across campus with faculty, staff, and students. In Academic Advising, Carrie restructured first-year advising and registration several times, adjusting for changing software–and most importantly–student need. She developed a reputation as a strategic problem-solver.

In August of 2016, Carrie joined a newly designed graduation and transfer team in the Registrar’s Office. She quickly embraced her new role and has brought a deeply student-centered perspective to the work. Her ability to navigate complex curricular nuance has led to the implementation of several process and policy changes that have and will continue to impact the recruitment, matriculation, and graduation of students.

We will all miss Carrie’s passion, expertise, positive attitude, and partnership. Please join us in celebrating Carrie and wishing her great success in her vocational journey.

Theater Department: Accepting Donations for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Effort

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The Theater Department is gathering donations for La Coalición de Boricuas en Minnesota (Coalition of Puerto Ricans in MN) to contribute to the Puerto Rico hurricane relief effort. Please consider a donation today.

Almost a month has passed since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, but, because of slow and inadequate response, residents still have limited or no access to basic necessities, including food, medicine, and drinkable water.

You can bring your donations to the Campus Ministry Office in the Foss Building between 9:00a and 5:00p, Monday through Friday. We will take care of bringing everything to one of the drop-off sites.

La Coalición de Boricuas en Minnesota is asking for the following:

First aid kits
Hygiene products/toiletries
Tampons and sanitary pads
Child and adult diapers
Pet (dog/cat) food
Baby formula and Pedialyte
Non-expired canned food
Mosquito repellent
Mosquito nets
Batteries (especially size D)
Small solar chargers and inverters
Rubbing alcohol, Iodine, Peroxide
Ensure and Glucerma
Powdered Milk
Emergen-C packets
Disinfecting wipes
Fungal cream
Antibiotic cream
Portable water filters (e.g., LifeStraw)
Water purification tablets

Monetary donations to Coalición de Boricuas en Minnesota are also welcome and will be distributed by ImpactLives™, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Funds will be used to respond to the immediate and urgent basic necessities of those affected by this natural disaster:

1) CHECKS/MONEY ORDER DONATIONS
Payable to: ImpactLives
Memo Line: Puerto Rico Hurricane Support Relief
Address: 7003 Oxford Street St. Louis Park, MN 55426

2) ONLINE DONATIONS
Please go to http://bit.ly/CoaliciondeBoricuasenMinnesota.
Complete the Donor Information.
At the bottom under “Select Your Event,” choose “Puerto Rico Hurricane Support Relief.”
In the Comment Box, write “Coalición de Boricuas en Minnesota” (suggestion only/not required).

http://bit.ly/CoaliciondeBoricuasenMinnesota

Vocation Lunch with Maria “Tina” Tavera November 15

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Faculty and Staff – you are invited to attend the Christensen Center for Vocation’s Fall Vocation Lunch with “Tina” Maria Tavera, Augsburg TRIO-McNair Scholars Director! This event will take place on Wednesday, November 15th from 11:15 AM – 12:25 PM in East Commons, Christensen Center.

The Christensen Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

To learn more about “Tina” Maria Tavera and to register, please visit http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2017/10/11/christensen-vocation-lunch-with-tina-maria-tavera/

Spaces are limited so please register soon. Note: upon completion of your registration, please be sure you receive a confirmation email and do not add the event to your calendar without completing the registration process.

If you have any questions, please contact the CCV office at (612) 330-1403 or email ccv@augsburg.edu.

We hope to see you there!

Christensen Vocation Lunch with “Tina” Maria Tavera

Honduran LGBTQ and Indigenous Human Rights Speaker, Nov. 1st.

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Gaspar Sánchez, Honduran human rights defender and sexual diversity coordinator at COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous People Organizations of Honduras), will be on campus on Wed., Nov. 1st. You are invited to join us at these events:

Uniting to resist attacks on our Land and Identities: Building on the Queer Indigenous Framework in the Americas.
• 11:10-12:20 in the Chapel
• 1:50-3:00 in Old Main 105
Gaspar will present on how the struggle for LGBTQ awareness and rights among Indigenous communities plays a vital role in both land defense and in the dismantling of patriarchal and militaristic structures. Gaspar will also discuss what you can do in solidarity with COPINH and others facing repression in Honduras, including supporting the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act (HR1299). (This presentation will be translated into English.)

• 12:30-1:30: FREE LUNCH and conversation with Gaspar.
Drop in and participate in an open discussion with Gaspar and others present. Our goal is to promote the exploration of connections and shared stories of challenges across international borders. No Spanish is required.
Augsburg Room, 2nd fl. Christensen.

Co-sponsored by: Augsburg Center for Wellness and Counseling, Augsburg LGBTQIA+ Student Services, the Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies Department, Augsburg Students for Racial Justice and the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship.

Click here for more information on Gaspar

Save the Date: Benefits Open Enrollment

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Benefits open enrollment time is here again. This year open enrollment will be from November 6th-17th.

Benefit Information Sessions:

· November 6 at 11:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 8 at 8:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 10* at 2:30 pm (Oren Gateway Center, Room 100)
· November 14 at 10:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 16 at 4:00 pm (East Commons, Christensen Center)

*We will be recording the November 10th session and making it available for those unable to attend a session in person. Access to the 2018 recorded version will be provided once posted.

You will receive additional details including an overview of what’s new in 2018, benefits plan information, and instructions for filling out the online enrollment form in the next two weeks.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Peterlin at peterlin@augsburg.edu or at 612.330.1602.

Individual Counseling Sessions with TIAA–Only a Few Spots Left

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Next week, TIAA will be returning to campus for individual counseling sessions. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

SIGN UP TODAY:
Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:
http://www.tiaa.org/schedulenow

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, October 31 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

Wednesday, November 1 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

Thursday, November 2 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

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

Tuition Benefit Lunch and Learn

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Human Resources and Student Financial Services are partnering this fall to offer a Tuition Benefit Lunch and Learn on November 1, in Old Main, Room 107, beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Bring your lunch and join other colleagues in learning more about the tuition benefit, the application process, and how to navigate getting the most of your benefit.

Questions? Email peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Register TODAY for Augsburg Total Wellness MŌVEmber Steps Challenge

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Augsburg Faculty and Staff,

Augsburg Total Wellness is excited to put a MŌVEmber Steps Challenge to help keep us active in the month leading up to the holiday season!

Do you think you don’t have time to exercise? Think again. Walking is one of the best forms of physical activity and it fits easily into most lifestyles. Get laced up and ready to hit the road, the street, or the hallways while walking your way to improved health. The MŌVEmber Steps Challenge will help you get out of your seat and get moving as you increase your daily step count. So are you ready to walk your way to better health?

The challenge will run from November 1st through November 29th.

What: Steps Challenge, with a goal of 10,000 steps per day!

Who: Faculty and Staff

When: November 1st – November 29th

Where: Anywhere!

How: Walk. Move. Keep track of your steps. Convert movement into steps. Submit weekly totals to HR.

Need an extra incentive? Participants who report their points for all 4 weeks will be entered into a drawing for various prizes.

Join the fun–REGISTER by October 27th at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/Vwc0NdPOgW8lj3z42

*Registration is required for participation. Challenges rules, details, and tracking tips will be sent to registered participants on November 1st. For questions, concerns, or requests for accommodation, please contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

Study abroad in spring semester – there’s still time to apply!

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Study abroad this spring semester at one of Augsburg’s Global Study Centers in Mexico, Central America, or Southern Africa!

These programs offer courses great for many students including general graduation requirements, courses for some majors, internship options, and a personalized, experiential learning environment. Join other Auggies, as well as students from around the US, for an unforgettable and meaningful semester.

Auggies can use their full financial aid, and automatically receive an additional $1500 Global Scholarship for these programs. Additional scholarships are available, sometimes making it less expensive to study abroad than to study and live on campus!

Applications are open until November 1. Visit the Study Abroad office in the lower level of Christensen Center to talk with an advisor and get your questions answered.

Get the program details and application information online here.