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Register for a Fun New Music Course

submitted by markwork@augsburg.edu

Jazz Improvisation can sound intimidating, but anyone can take advantage of the time-tested techniques used to spontaneously create musical ideas. This low-pressure improvisation class will benefit anyone who plays an instrument or sings, and will help you improvise in any style of music. Email markwork@augsburg.edu with any questions!

MUS-242A – Jazz Improvisation I is open for Spring 18 registration now!

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research

submitted by berggg@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

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.

General Announcements

Murphy Square Literary and Visual Arts Journal Submissions are open

submitted by bensongg@augsburg.edu

Murphy Square Literary and Visual Arts Journal is Augsburg’s annual literary magazine that is published and written by undergraduate students.

As of today, submissions to the Murphy Square are OPEN! Please follow the link to submit your prose (fiction and creative nonfiction), poetry, and visual art by January 1, 2018!

The Murphy Square is one of Augsburg’s oldest and most valuable traditions; this is our 43rd edition! The Murphy Square is going to be amazing this year!

https://murphysquare.submittable.com/submit

Murphy Square Submittable

Great American Smokeout – TODAY

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

We know all too well the toll tobacco takes. It remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US. Today, we encourage you to promote healthy, tobacco free lives not just for the day but year round. Quitting is a process that starts with a plan. If you are ready to start the process check out resources at quitplan.com or cancer.org/smokeout. More info will be available today Thursday 11/16 from 11 – 12 in the Christensen Center lobby!

https://www.quitplan.com

TODAY is your last chance to attend an OE Information Session

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

We are in our final week of Open Enrollment: your only time outside of qualifying events to make any benefit changes and elections. Your current year’s elections will not carry-over to 2018 without action on your part. Please log in and make your elections now.

If you need more information, the final information session is TODAY!

· November 16 at 4:00 pm (East Commons, Christensen Center)

To view last week’s recorded session, please be logged into your Augsburg account and follow this link: https://drive.google.com/a/augsburg.edu/file/d/1cREBcXBn7bcF15WqLovpHCIvnS6yD675/view?usp=sharing

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

Coming changes to Google Drive for faculty and staff

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

October was Cyber Security Month. Come to an information session to hear briefly what the current cyber threats are, learn some tips that apply at work or home, share your experiences and strategies.

Also in December IT is adding new tool to Google Drive to protect regulated data. If faculty or staff have regulated data in Drive you will get an email notification. What is regulated data? Come and find out! Adding this tool means we will not dissuade you from keeping FERPA data in Google Drive in 2018. We want to you to be able to fully use Google Drive in your work.

There will also be a required online self-paced information security training coming for faculty and staff as part of our work on information security. Come and find out more!

We have a last session scheduled in Lindell 202
Friday November 17, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Additional Zoom virtual sessions
Tuesday November 21, 3:00 – 3:30 PM https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/422397387
Thursday November 30, 9:00 – 9:30 AM https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/671569168

Find out what more about we’re doing for information security at Augsburg

HOURCAR promotion for faculty and staff

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Augsburg hosts 2 HOURCARs in Lot H. As a valued partner, HOURCAR is extending an an offer to the Augsburg Corporate Account. Faculty and staff whose work requires short-term travel in the Twin Cities may find HOURCAR a good alternative. Any staff or faculty interested in this offer can contact Kristin Hansen, hansek1@augsburg.edu, or 612-330-1026.The corporate account charges back to department budgets.

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.

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

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!

Are you a student interested in becoming 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.

Give to the Max Day is Today

submitted by bogen@augsburg.edu

Today is Give to the Max Day, a 24 hour giving extravaganza which allows individuals to donate to their organization of choice. For the past four years Augsburg has raised more money than any other Minnesota College and University, and we need your help to do so again!

This year, 40 Augsburg academic departments, athletic teams, and campus programs are fundraising. You can donate to any participating program by clicking on their name through this link. http://www.augsburg.edu/giving/campaigns/give-to-the-max/

Help support the variety of programs that make Augsburg such a unique and wonderful university!

Personal Hygiene and Food Drive

submitted by bowlbyh@augsburg.edu

TriBeta (Biological Honor Society) is hosting a personal hygiene and food drive from Monday 11/21/17 to Monday 12/4/17. Please consider donating! Items can be placed in the five boxes throughout campus (Christensen Center Welcome Desk, Enrollment Center Lobby, Foss Atrium (outside of the Campus Ministry offices), Oren Gateway Center Welcome Desk and Si Melby Lobby (outside of the Athletics offices)). All items will be donated to Merrick Food Shelf who opens their doors to the Twin Cities community for those who are in need.

Keeping Track of Auggies

English Prof Liddle Wins Digital Humanities Poster Award

submitted by green@augsburg.edu

English Prof. Dallas Liddle’s poster presentation “Textual Analysis and the Hard Problem of Interdisciplinary ‘Information,'” has been judged one of the best posters presented at a recent major digital humanities conference. The conference of the scholarly organization HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) was held November 3-4 at the University of Central Florida on the theme of “The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities.” The poster award carries a cash prize of $100.

Classifieds

Holiday Band For Hire

submitted by markwork@augsburg.edu

There is no better way to warm up your holiday festivities than with holiday music performed by a live band. The Yuletide Tree-O is a group of professional jazz musicians, including Augsburg staff and alumni, that have put together a specialized holiday ensemble that works with any budget for any gathering. Check out the website to hear sample tracks, view the playlist, and contact with questions or booking requests.

Yuletide Tree-O!