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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Hagfors Center Move-In Begins

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

This week, the first set of offices are scheduled for moving into the Hagfors Center. This week’s update includes information and photos about the following:
>>Installation of operable doors on the flexible classroom adjacent to the main lobby
>> Two additional art installations
[1] Tapestry by Lynn Bollman ’67
[2] Observation by Tiit Raid

Plus, a visit by the chair of the campaign, Mike Good ’71 and his wife, Ann, during Velkommen Jul!

For photos and information, see the link below.

View the Hagfors Center update for the week of December 4

Teaching and Learning

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

Contribute Aid to Domestic Abuse victims

submitted by manjarrg@augsburg.edu

Some of the items we’d collect are: shampoo, lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, shaving cream, shaving razorsm tampons, and any other items that you would like to donate for a good purpose of domestic violence. My group and I are having a project called lived theology project for Religion 200C from Professor Hale Lari. Boxes will be in the Multicultural Student Services, Christen Center, Urness/Mort building. There will be flyers around Augsburg Campus called Contribute aid to domestic abuse victims. We will be collecting the boxes until December 8th.

General Announcements

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).

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

Teach in China after Graduation

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

Auggies who are graduating this fall or spring are invited to apply to serve as teaching interns at Augsburg University’s exchange partner, United International College in Zhuhai, China (near Hong Kong and Macao).

Internship placements are from August 2018-June 2019. Airfare, Housing and a monthly stipend are provided. Apply by February 1st.

Position Description and Application

Career Services Drop In Hours

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Do you have a quick question about your resume? Registering an internship? Deciding on a major? Finding or applying for any opportunity? Stop in for a 15 minute drop-in appointment (no need to schedule) at Strommen Career & Internship Services (located in Christensen across from Einstein’s).
Mondays and Tuesdays: 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Strommen Center for Meaningful Work

Strommen Center for Meaningful Work

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, thus will close end of day Thursday, December 7th.

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.

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, thus will close end of day Thursday, December 7th.

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.

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 Application

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

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

Event Announcements

Focused Conversations to Sharpen Your Financial Management Skills

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Our December Focused Conversation — December 12 and 13 — is an excellent opportunity to learn more about financial management at Augsburg. Chief Financial Officer Beth Reissenweber will facilitate the sessions and help us all become more informed stewards of our financial resources.

The sessions are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, December 12, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, November 13, 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 that allow you to add them to your calendar.

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.

Your department or club could be Famous

submitted by codek@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.
The Alumni Relations Office 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”

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

UpTurnships Event for Augsburg Business Organization

submitted by glasere@augsburg.edu

Today (Tuesday, December 5) from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in OGC Room 114 Augsburg Business Organization is excited to welcome UpTurnships, a nonprofit internship program for college students!

UpTurnships coach Craig Britton will discuss UpTurnships story/mission, internship opportunities, benefits of an internship, and simple things you can do to put yourself ahead! This event is a great opportunity for those of you business students who are looking for an internship for summer 2018 or are just looking for additional help to put yourself ahead in the job search!

More about UpTurnships: “UpTurnships is a nonprofit that prepares college students for success through training, coaching and paid internships during college. We are a group of experienced business executives who became concerned about the rising cost of college tuition, a reduction in training and paid internships, and a generation who is suffering the consequences. We believe one solution is to create more opportunities for college students to get the skills, paid work experience and confidence they need during college so they are prepared for the new business reality at graduation.”

Learn more at: https://www.upturnships.org/

If you have any questions, please email us at abo@augsburg.edu

https://www.upturnships.org/

LSAMP NSS Funding for National Society of Black Engineers Convention

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is holding its 44th annual convention March 21-25, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” (www.nsbe.org) Students who have attended in past years have found the conference to be an excellent professional development opportunity.

Augsburg students who are eligible for funding through LSAMP NSS may apply for travel funding to attend the NSBE convention. To learn more, see the “LSAMP NSS Funding” general announcement in Amail, email stem@augsburg.edu, or go to http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/northstar/. Students interested in attending should be in good academic standing as it will be necessary to miss some classes.

To find out more or express your interest in attending this convention, contact stem@augsburg.edu by Friday, December 15.

NSBE Convention Webpage

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.

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.

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