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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

General Announcements

Apply for the Christensen Vocation Internship Program

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

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

Curious about Study Abroad or Study Away in the USA?

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

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

Event Announcements

School for Field Studies

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School for Field Studies – On campus Tuesday

Staff from School for Field Studies will be on campus Tuesday November 7 – come visit their table 11:30-1:30pm in Christiansen Lobby.

SFS is dedicated for stem majors and provides students with opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research. Students on our programs examine first-hand the environmental issues faced by our host communities, gaining important research skills, making life-long friends, and contributing to a growing body of international environmental research.

https://fieldstudies.org/program-finder/

Several Auggies have participated in School for Field Studies, and we have one student there this semester. Come learn about these exciting opportunities!

Stop by the office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christiansen to get started today – or visit our website augsburg.edu/global or contact abroad@augsburg.edu

General Education Redesign: Tues/Wed Focused Conversations

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Join next week’s Focused Conversation sessions to learn about the progress of the General Education redesign work. Jacqui deVries, history professor and director of General Education, will lead two session on the topic:

Tuesday, November 7, 10 a.m. (NOTE CHANGE IN TIME)
Wednesday, November 8, 12:30 p.m.

Both sessions are in Oren 100. Remote access will be available for the Tuesday session. The sessions are posted on the Inside Augsburg calendar, with links to add them to your calendar.

CD Release Happy Hour Friday, November 3, 4 – 6 PM, Sateren Auditorium

submitted by klemp@augsburg.edu

Join music faculty members Merilee klemp, Trudi Anderson, Jen Gerth, Laurie Hatcher Merz, Jim Jacobson, Kathy Kienzle, Sonja Thompson, Matt Wilson, and guest soprano, Maria Jette celebrate the CD release of “The Lyrical Pickpocket” – music of Minnesota composer Eric Stokes this Friday, November 3 in Sateren Auditorium from 4 – 6 PM. Food, Fun and Frolic!!! A short program at 5 PM will feature CD samples! https://www.innova.mu/albums/eric-stokes/lyrical-pickpocket

https://www.innova.mu/albums/eric-stokes/lyrical-pickpocket

Are you a student interested in being a part of Advent Vespers?

submitted by thompsoc@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

Vocation Lunch – Register by Nov 8

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

https://advancement.augsburg.edu/AlumniEvents

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

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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.
https://advancement.augsburg.edu/AlumniEvents

https://advancement.augsburg.edu/AlumniEvents

Learn about the University of Warwick Exchange program this Monday

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Come learn about Augsburg University’s newest exchange partner, University of Warwick in Coventry, England. Undergraduate students can study for a full academic year or spring semester in all majors. https://warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/

University of Warwick Study Abroad Info Session
Monday, November 6
2:00-3:00 pm
Oyate Commons/Study Abroad & Away–lower level of Christensen Center

Learn more about the University of Warwick Exchange

Keeping Track of Auggies

Marquell Moorer ’18 offered a Peace Corps Fellowship

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

Marquell Moorer ‘18 has accepted a position as a Peace Corps Fellow in Mongolia/China. After graduation in May, he will become a Secondary English Teacher Trainer, serving for two years.

The Peace Corps Volunteer program is often called life-defining by the more than 220,000 Americans who have served. Volunteers get the chance to fully integrate into a host country community, where they live and work on projects ranging from education to business development. Peace Corps volunteers like Marquell serve for a minimum of 2 full years and may be eligible for loan forgiveness, graduate school discounts and other benefits.

Marquell studied abroad multiple times and has a wealth of intercultural experience to bring to his new role – congratulations Marquell!

https://www.peacecorps.gov/

Classifieds

Cello for Sale

submitted by johnso90@augsburg.edu

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

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