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URGO Research and Travel Grants Available

submitted by prosserj@augsburg.edu

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

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

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.

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

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.

Moodle Gradebook Help

submitted by tensen@augsburg.edu

Mid-term is soon upon us, and the E-Learning Team would like to help you confirm that your Moodle gradebook setup aligns with the grading plan described in your syllabus. This way students will have an accurate sense of their progress, and you can provide grades though Moodle with confidence.

If you would like help with this or any other Moodle questions, please contact your LFC: Christy mattingl@augsburg.edu; Nathan lindn@augsburg.edu; Eric strom@augsburg.edu or the E-Learning Specialist: Bonnie tensen@augsburg.edu, and we would be glad to assist you.

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.

General Announcements

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

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for October

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 a

Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas | 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!

Register TODAY for Augsburg Total Wellness MŌVEmber Steps Challenge

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

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.

Theater Department: Accepting Donations for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Effort

submitted by logeaisn@augsburg.edu

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

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? Email careers@augsburg.edu

Event Announcements

Kathy McBride’s Retirement Celebration – TODAY

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Free Conchas – Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla Dialogue

submitted by murillo@augsburg.edu

As Latinx in the U.S., many of us are forced to navigate two or more different worlds and feel that we aren’t fully part of either. It’s exhausting.

Join me, Joaquin Munoz from the education department, and other students on Thursday, October 26th at 1:30pm in the Riverside Room to share your story or simply listen to others. This will be a safe space and we will serve conchas!

Feel free to bring a poem, spoken word, a painting, pictures, a song, or just simply your appetite for some conchas 🙂

Flu Shots TODAY – Thursday

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

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!!

Coming up at Cedar Commons

submitted by freunds@augsburg.edu

SOCIAL ACTION w/o RELIGION: WHAT DO NONRELIGIOUS PEOPLE BELIEVE AND PRACTICE?
Thursday, Oct 26th 6:30-8:30pm

How do people who don’t believe in a god or universal spirit, or people who don’t identify with a religious tradition, make sense of their lives and work for social justice?

Join us for a meal and panel discussion with Karen Louise Hutt, Chris Stedman and a student panelist on how humanists, atheists, agnostics, and other nonreligious people find meaning, build community, act on their values, and connect with others.

Hosted by Interfaith @ Cedar Commons and Interfaith Fellow Chris Stedman

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.

Kathy McBride’s Retirement Celebration, Thursday Oct 26

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

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

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.

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.

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