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End of Semester Course Evaluations

submitted by pike@augsburg.edu

The course evaluation revision group is looking for faculty willing to pilot a different process for collecting end-of-term data this fall semester and improving response rates. Faculty will be asked to have the online evaluations completed during class time, as was previously done with old paper forms. If you are able to participate, this effort will allow us to collect comparative data on response rates. We will send specific instructions/guidance in early December. Please send your name and the specific course sections to Diane Pike, pike@augsburg.edu or Scott Krajewski krajewsk@augsburg.edu if you can join this work. Thank you.

Also, there are two additional sessions to hear your questions and comments about revising the current course evaluation system (into a new University Course Survey model). Join us in Foss Atrium on December 1st 11:15-12:30 (then on to Velkommen Jul) and/or on December 6th from 11-12. What matters to you in this process and why?

General Announcements

Music Therapy in China: Summer study abroad program

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:
MUSIC THERAPY IN CHINA: CHONGQING BURN CAMP

Course options:
-MUS 374, -MUS 474, or MUS 582. It also fulfills Augsburg Experience

Music therapists benefit greatly from exploring the evolution of music from one generation to the next, the way in which music is integrated into everyday life, and its role in health, healing, and well-being in China. Through visits to hospitals, clinics, musical venues, conservatories, and community organizations that provide health related care, students experience the interplay of music and healing practices in China. Students also engage in direct dialogue with Chinese music therapists and other rehabilitation therapists. The program allows participants to reflect on their own musical roots, and to discover how their own musical preferences have developed based on cultural experiences. We will also visit other locations of interest such as The Great Wall, Old-Town Beijing, Dazu Rock Carvings, Yangtze River Cruise and more.

Applications are due March 15, 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

River Semester Fall 2018 – Apply Now

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

Students interested in a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to travel the length of the Mississippi River as part of a full semester of courses should check out Augsburg’s River Semester program for Fall 2018. Students in the program will spend 100 days paddling from the Twin Cities, to St. Louis, Memphis, and beyond, before returning to the Twin Cities in December.

Courses offered include:

POL 241 Environmental and River Politics (meets Liberal Arts Foundation for Social and Behavioral Sciences)
ENV 310 Environmental Studies Field Seminar. Study grassroots organizing and meeting with stakeholders throughout the watershed.
ENV 120: Environmental Science (Science w/ Lab)
BIO 495: Topics
POL/ENV/BIO 499 Directed Research Project (possible Keystone credit)
POL/ENV 399 Internship (with a river-related organization; some internships are paid)
KEY 490 Keystone
Other courses and specialized curriculum available by special arrangement
This program also fulfills Augsburg Experience requirement

The deadline for early registration is Dec. 15, 2017, which qualifies you for a $500 discount on the program fee. Thanks to a generous donation from Pentair, there are a limited number of scholarships of up to $5,000 toward the program fees.

Full information and details at www.augsburg.edu/river or by contacting the Augsburg Study Abroad/Away Office in Christensen Center or Prof. Joe Underhill at underhil@augsburg.edu

River Semester Information and Application

Music Therapy in China: Summer study abroad program

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:
MUSIC THERAPY IN CHINA: CHONGQING BURN CAMP

Course options:
-MUS 374, -MUS 474, or MUS 582. It also fulfills Augsburg Experience

Music therapists benefit greatly from exploring the evolution of music from one generation to the next, the way in which music is integrated into everyday life, and its role in health, healing, and well-being in China. Through visits to hospitals, clinics, musical venues, conservatories, and community organizations that provide health related care, students experience the interplay of music and healing practices in China. Students also engage in direct dialogue with Chinese music therapists and other rehabilitation therapists. The program allows participants to reflect on their own musical roots, and to discover how their own musical preferences have developed based on cultural experiences. We will also visit other locations of interest such as The Great Wall, Old-Town Beijing, Dazu Rock Carvings, Yangtze River Cruise and more.

Applications are due March 15, 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

Share your Study Abroad/Away Story

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

How was your experience on a Study Abroad or Away Program? Would you like to share your experience and maybe a few photos with your fellow Auggies? Auggies go on programs all over the world on short and long programs–share your story!

Share your story, give advice, or simply give us some feedback on how your program went

Share your study abroad story here!

Coming changes to Google Drive for faculty and staff zoom sessions

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

October was Cyber Security Month. Join an online 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!

Final Zoom virtual session
Monday December 4, 9:00 – 9:30 AM https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/656824283

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

Study Abroad Scholarships – Apply by January 15

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

The Fund For Education Abroad has opened their annual scholarship application. To be eligible, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

**U.S. citizen or permanent resident
**Currently enrolled as undergraduate at U.S. university or college
**Minimum of 4 weeks (28 days) in-country study
**Study abroad programs must take place in summer 2018, fall 2018, and/or spring 2019
**Program must be eligible for academic credit

Applications are open November 15 through January 10.
To learn more visit the website below, or stop by the Study Abroad/Away Office in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Get more scholarship details here

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 or complete the following application: https://northstarstem.org/augsburg/apply.

Please note that funding through NSF requires citizenship or permanent residence, but all students are welcome to participate in programming.

North Star STEM Website

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

Winter Intramural League Registration Now Open

submitted by voigtj@augsburg.edu

Registration for winter intramurals will run Nov. 27th-Dec. 3rd.

Leagues will start Dec. 7th. Sign your teams up for Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, and Flag Football. Soccer and Flag football will both be played Thursday nights in the Dome. Volleyball and basketball will be played in Si-Melby hall and game nights will depend on participation numbers as well as gym availability.

All leagues will run Dec. 7th- Feb. 15th.

For more information and registration instructions, visit the intramurals web page.

Augsburg Intramural Website

Music Therapy in China: Summer study abroad program

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:
MUSIC THERAPY IN CHINA: CHONGQING BURN CAMP

Course options:
-MUS 374, -MUS 474, or MUS 582. It also fulfills Augsburg Experience

Music therapists benefit greatly from exploring the evolution of music from one generation to the next, the way in which music is integrated into everyday life, and its role in health, healing, and well-being in China. Through visits to hospitals, clinics, musical venues, conservatories, and community organizations that provide health related care, students experience the interplay of music and healing practices in China. Students also engage in direct dialogue with Chinese music therapists and other rehabilitation therapists. The program allows participants to reflect on their own musical roots, and to discover how their own musical preferences have developed based on cultural experiences. We will also visit other locations of interest such as The Great Wall, Old-Town Beijing, Dazu Rock Carvings, Yangtze River Cruise and more.

Applications are due March 15, 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

Internal Only Job Posting: Assistant Registrar

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

The Registrar’s Office has an open position for an Assistant Registrar. This position is being posted internally only and will remain active for 7 calendar days.

The posting and job details can be accessed through Inside Augsburg under On-Campus Student Jobs. Select Staff under the Industry/Function box to access the posting.

Personal Hygiene and Food Drive Donations Needed

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! Anything helps! 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.

Internal Only Job Posting: Event and Conference Coordinator

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

University Events has an open position for an Event and Conference Coordinator. This position is being posted internally only and will remain active for 7 calendar days.

The posting and job details can be accessed through Inside Augsburg under On-Campus Student Jobs. Select Staff under the Industry/Function box to access the posting.

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

Palestine & Israel: Summer study abroad program

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:
INTERFAITH ENGAGEMENT IN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL

Courses: RLN 205 or RLN 490. This program also fulfills Augsburg Experience

Join this two-week course to gain a transformational learning experience. You will be immersed in the Israeli and Palestinian contexts, particularly focusing on the three Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Through lectures, readings, and conversations you will deepen your understanding of the history, sacred texts, beliefs and practices of the three Abrahamic faiths. Particular attention will be given to the roots of conflicts in the region and to peacebuilding movements.
We will visit holy sites that are at the center of the sacred stories that shape the beliefs and practices of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. We will hear how faith shapes the daily lives of those living in the land often called “holy.”

Applications are due on January 31, 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

Event Announcements

Norwegian immigrant film, I Remember Mama

submitted by youngs@augsburg.edu

Engage with the culture and get to know the community. Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Gifts is sponsoring an American film classic, I Remember Mama (1948), a story about the ups and downs of a Norwegian immigrant family in San Francisco, circa 1910.

Thursday, December 7
7:00 pm, Doors open at 6:30 with pre-movie entertainment
Showing at Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave So, Minneapolis, 55406

$3 entry
Tickets sold at Ingebretsen’s,1601 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
For more information, call 612-729-9333
http://www.riverviewtheater.com/show/show/2410

Open Faculty/Staff feedback sessions on the University’s Consensual Relationship Policy

submitted by millerd1@augsburg.edu

The Employee Handbook Review Committee seeks your input as it develops a newly proposed University Consensual Relationship Policy. Because this policy will impact all employees, a sub-committee has been formed and seeks your viewpoints on consensual relationships. The sub-committee has two open seats. One faculty and one staff member will be selected from those who attend an open session and express an interest in participating in this sub-committee.

Open feedback sessions will be held on:

Wednesday, December 6
2:00-3:00 PM
OGC 100

Thursday, December 7
1:30-2:30 PM
Marshall Room

Please contact Dawn Miller in HR at millerd1@augsburg.edu for additional information.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

submitted by leehh@augsburg.edu

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, literally! We’d like to invite you to join the Alumni Relations office and spread some holiday cheer to our Alumni, Family and Friends.
We will be hosting a ONE TAKE video on Monday, December 11, 2017, at 4-5:30pm in OGC first floor atrium. This video will have music, lots of fun and plenty of streamers! Gather your friends, put on your best holiday spirit, wear your ugly sweaters, throw on a Santa hat and join us as we sing along to “Its the most Wonderful Time of the Year” (Sung by Andy Williams)

We highly encourage Augsburg’s clubs and organizations to join us. For additional details, questions or comments, please reach out to the Alumni Office via email: alumniassistants@augsburg.edu

Lyrics:
http://www.metrolyrics.com/its-the-most-wonderful-time-of-the-year-lyrics-andy-williams.html

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