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Thailand & Laos: Summer study abroad program

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:
DIVERSITY AND INEQUALITY IN GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN THAILAND & LAOS

Course: SWK 280 (elective credit for non-majors, requirement for social work majors). It also fulfills Augsburg Experience!

This program explores diversity and social inequality as a prerequisite to professional social work practice in a global context – specifically, in the context of Southeast Asia and Hmong culture. A critical dimension of professional practice is competence in work with diverse populations. The course introduces students to key theories and constructs undergirding cultural competence, including social construction theory, social contact theory, aversive racism, implicit bias, and micro-aggressions. Additionally, course introduces key social work practice models and frameworks as they pertain to cultural competence, including systems theory, ecological framework, strengths perspective and person-in- environment.

Applications are due on January 15, and SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!

Email abroad@augsburg.edu, or 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, scholarship info, and application

Deadlines Looming? 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 650 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.

Denmark & Iceland: Summer study abroad program

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:
THE DARK SIDE OF THE HAPPY CITY IN DENMARK & ICELAND

Courses: ENL 270 or ENL 395, AND SOC 111/URB 111, or SOC 295/URB 295 The program also fulfills Augsburg Experience

In this program, students will have the opportunity to learn about two amazing cities: Reykjavik and Copenhagen and earn 8 credits at the same time! This two-course Augsburg Abroad experience explores the relationship between city and text; it is an interdisciplinary celebration of cities, with Reykjavik and Copenhagen and their environs as the sites of the celebration. Students will access the artistic heart of the city by immersing themselves in the real-life locations of Hamlet, Copenhagen Noir, and major films. Simultaneously, they will tour Copenhagen (often via bike and public transport) to learn why it is a mecca of urban sustainability and livability with some of the most inspired public spaces in the world. The program will also include a one-night stopover in Iceland, where students can explore Icelandic community life, explore its Viking history and storytelling (sagas).

Applications are due on January 31.

Students eligible for Summer Pell Grants can apply their summer funds to this program!

Email abroad@augsburg.edu, or 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

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Mexico: Summer study abroad program

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

Earn language, Art, Keystone, or Internship credit in Mexico this summer:
AUGSBURG CGEE IN MEXICO: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN MEXICO

CGEE in Mexico offers five 3 1/2 week sessions (blocks) focusing on Spanish language and Mexican culture in which students can take one course per session, and take up to five courses throughout the summer. This community-based program includes homestays, a trip to Mexico City, optional weekend excursions, and numerous guest speakers designed to help students learn about history, culture, and contemporary struggles for peace, justice, and human rights.

Spanish language courses at all levels beginning to advanced, as well as specialized Spanish courses in Business Spanish, Spanish for Ministry, and Spanish for Healthcare Professionals can be combined with internships in those fields to create a truly customized summer experience.

2018 PROGRAM DATES
The summer is organized into five blocks, you may take anywhere from one to five blocks. Students who wish to take an internship must enroll for at least two blocks:
Block I: May 2-27
Block II: May 23-June 17 (KEY 490 offered only during Block II)
Block III: June 13-July 8
Block IV: July 5-29
Block V: July 25-August 19

Applications are due March 15, 2018

Scholarships are available!

Students eligible for Summer Pell Grants, may apply the summer grant funds to this program if they attend at least two Blocks.

Email abroad@augsburg.edu, or 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, scholarship info, and application

Greece: Summer study abroad program

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:
ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN GREECE

Join this two-week course to participate in an amazing learning experience in beautiful Greece! Students will obtain an understanding of Greek history, Greek culture and how that has led to the current Greek business/economic model. Talking with people from various sectors of the community about how their lives have changed in an economic downturn and hearing stories from local people about economic and social relationships will help students understand the complexity of history and culture that has resulted in the contemporary culture and identity of Greece.

Applications are due January 24, 2018

Email abroad@augsburg.edu, or 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

LSAMP NSS Funding for Underrepresented Students in STEM

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Are you an underrepresented student pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? If so, you might be eligible to participate in LSAMP North Star STEM (NSS). Augsburg’s LSAMP NSS program is designed to help STEM students succeed through peer mentoring, workshops, research opportunities, industry visits, and conference travel. LSAMP NSS funding opportunities include:

-Professional development stipends (up to $500) for participation in LSAMP NSS programming
-Travel funding for professional STEM conferences (including airfare and lodging)
-Academic year or summer research funding (contingent on mentor match)

STEM majors at Augsburg: biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics

LSAMP NSS eligibility:
-Full-time student pursuing a STEM major.
-US citizen or permanent resident.
-Underrepresented in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This includes being Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the NSF to support underrepresented students pursuing a STEM degree. Minnesota’s LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance and includes 17 colleges, universities and community organizations.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us at stem@augsburg.edu. Please note that funding through NSF requires citizenship or permanent residence, but all students are welcome to participate in programming.

LSAMP NSS Webpage

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.

Contact Center: you can call to speak with a MNsure representative about your options: 1-855-366-7873 (or 651-539-2099).

Congratulations to October’s Auggie Pride Recipients

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to Eric Graham, Groundskeeper and Mel Lee, Assistant Athletic Director, Head Softball Coach, and Instructor for receiving the October Auggie Pride Award. Their hard work in their new roles here at Augsburg made a huge impact across campus. Staff Senate admires the work they do everyday and are honored to award them both with this month’s Auggie Pride Award.

Read more about the winners on the Staff Senate website

Four Students Wanted for Fair Trade Committee

submitted by mattingl@augsburg.edu

If you are interested in how to have agency on campus and care about social justice as well as sustainability, please consider serving on the Fair Trade Committee. The ultimate goal of the committee is to seek Fair Trade Certification for Augsburg University.

Expected commitment:

1. Attend approximately four meetings for the rest of the academic year. Meetings will take place on Friday afternoons.
2. Assist with taking inventory of Fair Trade certified products on campus.
3. Assist with planning an event, such as tabling, to promote Fair Trade.
4. Help draft a Fair Trade resolution.
5. Present to University Council.

Other members of the committee include A’viands Manager, Josh Ahrends, Augsburg Chief Officer of Sustainability, Allyson Green, and Master of Art in Leadership student & Civic Studies Fellow, Christy Mattingly. There will be perks such as Fair Trade coffee and chocolate provided at meetings.

If you are willing to take on a very low time commitment for meaningful work, please text, call, or email Christy Mattingly at 612-723-9463 or mattingl@augsburg.edu.

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.

Event Announcements

Save the Date: Relaxation Seminar on December 12

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Join fellow Auggies for a guided relaxation training program to help you manage stress, sleep more soundly at night, and approach your day with renewed energy and vitality.

Come relax with Beth Freschi, from a Time for Expression.

When: Tuesday, December 12, from 12-1 pm
Where: OGC 100

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

Native American Book Sale

submitted by isahaq@augsburg.edu

As National Native American Heritage Month (November) comes to an end, the Augsburg Indigenous Student Association (AISA) and American Indian Student Services would like to invite you to check out the Native American Book Sale they are hosting on Wednesday, November 29th from 2- 6 PM and again on Thursday, November 30th from 11 AM – 4 PM in the Lobby of the Christensen Center @ Augsburg University 720 22nd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN

Word Carrier Trading Post is a Native American owned book business, specializing in Literature of the Northern Plains. Books range from pre-school level reading to college level reading. There will be a lot of books to choose from!!

For more information on Word Carrier Trading Post, visit their website at www.wordcarrier.com. They are based out of Rapid City, South Dakota.

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

TODAY: Connect with employers- Service Opportunity Event

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Thursday, November 30th
3:00-5:00 p.m. (come and stay for as long as you like)
Strommen Career & Internship Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center

Why Attend: It is never to early to begin to think about your plans after graduation! All students from first year through senior year, are invited to stop by and learn how you can begin to prepare now for a one or two year long service opportunity that will help you explore career paths and gain experience and credentials that could contribute to graduate school. Depending on the program some of the sites offer an educational and living stipend.

Representatives will be on campus:
Peace Corps
College Possible
MN Reading & Math Corps
Conservation Corps
Lutheran Volunteer Corps

All majors and students are invited to stop by for this informal meet and greet to learn about service opportunities. Have your resume reviewed, get information and ask questions.

Questions? Email careers@augsburg.edu

https://augsburg.joinhandshake.com/

Mark Your Calendar for December 7: Informational Sleep Seminar

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Are you having problems sleeping, falling asleep, staying asleep or even just want to learn more about how to get a better night’s sleep?

Come join Regions Hospital Sleep Health Center’s Sleep Team and Insomnia physician, James Davig, Ph.D, for an informational seminar.

When: Thursday, December 7, from 12-1 pm
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch and join us.

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

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