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Papers, Revisions, Applications Due? Find Help in the Writing Lab

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

If you haven’t already visited the Writing Lab, it’s time to do so! More than 550 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.

Assigning and Assessing Student Writing Panel – Monday

submitted by kilgorem@augsburg.edu

Assigning and Assessing Student Writing: Panel Discussion
Monday, November 13
12:30-1:40pm
OGC 100

This panel, composed of faculty and staff, will discuss specific strategies for devising, integrating, and assessing writing assignments. Topics discussed will be:

– Writing within STEM Disciplines: Writing plays a significant role in STEM curriculum; it makes students career-ready because writing is a big part of any profession, but, more importantly, it helps them organize thoughts and clarify thinking. Michael Wentzel will discuss strategies for scaffolding lab report writing in science classes.

– Writing in Blended Learning: Students in hybrid and online courses sometimes complain that online forum discussions are boring and repetitive “busywork.” Bonnie Tensen will discuss strategies for varying assignment writing prompts that encourage students to think more critically about assigned texts and take greater ownership of the conversation.

– Effective and Efficient Feedback: Grading student writing can be time-consuming, so it is important to be strategic and provide feedback that helps students recognize areas of strength as well as ways to improve without overwhelming them or you. John Schmit will discuss how to streamline your grading while simultaneously providing valuable feedback.

– Responding to Writing from Non-Native Speakers of English: Although native speakers of English also have problems with writing, non-native speakers’ problems can be quite different, and the approach taken by the instructor needs to be different as well. Cari Maguire will provide suggestions for how to recognize and respond to typical writing problems for ESL students.

Click here to add “Assigning and Assessing Student Writing” to your own calendar.

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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

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

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

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: Highland Park Senior High School
November 18th: 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 udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu or call (612)-330-1730.

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Benefits Open Enrollment: Remote Meeting Option TODAY

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Benefits open enrollment time is here again. Annual enrollment will be open until November 17th.

Benefit Information Sessions:

· 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 hosting and recording a remote session on November 10th. To join the meeting, please follow this link: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/305907857.

Alternatively, you can go to http://augsburg.zoom.us and click the “Join a Meeting” button at the upper right and enter the meeting ID “305-907-857” when prompted. Your computer may ask you to install a plugin if you have never used Zoom before.

Remote participants will have the opportunity to ask questions by typing their questions into the “Chat” function of Zoom, and a moderator will relay questions to the presenter.

This session will be recorded. The link will be sent out for the 2018 recorded version once available.

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

Students – open enrollment for health insurance

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Open enrollment for health insurance began 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.

For more information, go to www.MNsure.org

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.

MNsure Features
A one-stop shop to compare and enroll in health insurance plans.
Tools to see if you qualify for financial help in the form of tax credits, cost-sharing reductions or a public health program (MinnesotaCare or Medical Assistance).
All health plans meet Affordable Care Act baseline benefit standards, also known as essential health benefits.
Free in-person help through our statewide network of certified navigators and brokers. Find an assister in your community.
A Contact Center you can call to speak with a MNsure representative about your options: 1-855-366-7873 (or 651-539-2099).

Event Announcements

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.

Final Flu Shot Clinic on 11/14

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

If you did not get your flu shot yet or missed the earlier MVNA flu shot clinics 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. Students with no insurance or needing financial assistance to get a flu shot, please contact the CWC office for information.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation sale at the Bookstore

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

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

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

SMART and AURA Collaborative Panel

submitted by thompsoc@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s SMART and AURA are collaborating to create a dialogue on the intersections of substance use/abuse and sexual misconduct. This panel will take place on Tuesday, November 21 from 6-8 pm in the Marshall Room, Join us to hear stories from SMART and AURA members, learn about Title IX, and be a part of this unique and necessary discussion. All Augsburg students, faculty and staff are invited! Snacks will be provided!

Enjoy a slice of fun with 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.
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