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CTL Couldn’t Operate Without You

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

CTL would like to thank the following faculty and staff for sharing their expertise in workshops, panels, talks, and discussions this semester.

Joe Erickson, Bonnie Tensen, Joaquin Munoz, Melissa Hensley, Mike Grewe, Rachel Kruzel, Matt Beckman, Bill Green, Joanne Reeck ,Phil Adamo, Erica Swift, Tina Maria Tavera, Kirsten O’Brien, Dixie Shafer, Mary Lowe, Jennifer Diaz, Michael Wentzel, Cari Maguire, and John Schmit.

All events were also made possible through the hard work of the CTL Faculty Fellows and support staff: Dan Albert, Nishesh Chalise, Jennifer Diaz, Dave Conrad, Natalie Dinki, Mara Kilgore, Mary Lowe, Joaquin Munoz, Anna Sanchez, Bonnie Tensen, and John Zobitz.

CTL is a strong program at Augsburg because of folks like you!

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

Papers, revisions, applications due? Visit the WL

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

If you haven’t already visited the Writing Lab, it’s time to do so! More than 750 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.

Note: The WL will remain open with regular shifts through Wed. eve of finals week (Dec. 20, 9 p.m.).

General Announcements

Toys for Tots Drive – Donate in the StepUP Office

submitted by thompsoc@augsburg.edu

Hello Augsburg University,

The StepUP Peer Advisors from the StepUP Program at Augsburg University have organized a toy drive to support Toys for Tots this holiday season. If you are a student, staff, or faculty member, who is willing to donate brand new toys (not used) to this great cause, please drop off any donation in the StepUP Office. The StepUP Office is located on the second floor of the Oren Gateway Center. We will be accepting donations until December 20th. If you have any friends or family who may be interested, please let them know!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cody Thompson at thompsoc@augsburg.edu. Thank you all for your kindness and generosity this holiday season! Happy Holidays from us to you!

Breakthrough Twin Cities – tabling today

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Breakthrough Twin Cities is seeking to hire undergraduate students who are motivated about education and equity to work with middle school students in the Twin Cities and support them on their journeys to college. Our paid Summer Teaching Fellowship has been ranked one of the Top Ten Internships in the Princeton Review, and offers hands-on classroom experience for both students entering education or just considering what teaching can be like. All majors are encouraged to apply!

We will be on campus in the Christensen Center on Thursday, December 7th from 10 AM to 1 PM, and would love to speak to students who are interested! Our Early Action deadline is coming up on January 11th, and positions tend to fill up fast.

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Dean of Arts & Sciences Opening

submitted by stock@augsburg.edu

The search committee is asking for assistance from the campus community in networking to identify candidates for the Dean of Arts & Sciences position. Please share this open position with your networks: https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=92205&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=1512421942139

As a resource, a sample email has also been prepared; please feel free to share this information with anyone you think might be interested ​in this position:​ http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/Dean_Email_Invite_to_Candidates.docx

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Matz, Search Committee Chair at ​x1155 or matz@augsburg.edu

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.

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

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

LSAMP NSS Funding Opportunities 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

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Alternative Spring Break 2018

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Looking for something meaningful to do this spring break? Consider signing up for Alternative Spring Break!

During the week of March 10th – 17th, Augsburg students will be traveling to Texas to work with Habitat for Humanity of Laredo-Webb County. This trip is a great opportunity for students of different backgrounds to come together, learn, and build community!

The cost of the trip is $250 which includes lodging, transportation, and most meals.
Registration forms will open on January 8th and close on February 2nd.
Spots fill up fast, so register soon! $100 is due at registration to secure your spot.

Want to learn more? Have questions? Email Sophie Warnberg at warnbers@augsburg.edu

Like us on Facebook “Augsburg Alternative Spring Break” + Follow us on Twitter @AuggieSpringBrk

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation

AURA Presents Open Recovery Meeting

submitted by thompsoc@augsburg.edu

On December 14 from 7-8:30 pm, AURA will be hosting an Open Recovery Meeting in the Augsburg Room. We are providing a space for anyone to share their experience in recovery from substance use disorders, or how you have been affected by them. We encourage everyone who may be interested to attend!

If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact Cody Thompson, Co-Founder and Co-President of AURA, with any questions that you may have! We hope to see you there!

Focused Conversations on Financial Management: Next Week

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Next week — Tuesday and Wednesday, our Focused Conversation topic is financial management. Join Chief Financial Officer Beth Reissenweber, who will facilitate the sessions to 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.

TODAY: 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.

Tonight: movie I Remember Mama at Riverview Theater

submitted by youngs@augsburg.edu

Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Gifts is showing 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.

Tickets sold at Ingebretsen’s,1601 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
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
For more information, call 612-729-9333

Want to go Viral?

submitted by hegrenea@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 Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 2:30-4pm 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” This experience is a great Team Bonding Activity and should be lots of fun. If you and your team is interested please reply to this email for further information!

video lyrics

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

TODAY: 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.

The last of two sessions will be held today at 1:30 PM in the Marshall Room.

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

Augsburg Concert Band Performance

submitted by svanoeer@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Concert Band will perform a concert on Friday, December 8 at 7:00pm in Hoversten Chapel. The concert is themed around the novella “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. The music performed will include “Wild Nights” by Frank Ticheli, “Suite Dreams” by Steven Bryant, and “Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-Saens. The performance will include live musical accompaniment to the 1910 silent film “A Christmas Carol” by Edison Studios. The concert is free and open to the public.

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