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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

Teach in China after Graduation

submitted by yangss1@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.

Job Description | Application | More Information

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3L8JUKd5IdoM01MUjBleWFQbFE?usp=sharing

General Announcements

New Cedar Riverside/Augsburg reading club

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Looking for students, faculty and staff to read to 2nd and 3rd graders on Tuesdays starting January 9th at the Cedar Riverside Community School from 9:30am-10:30am. You don’t have to commit to going every week. The last Tuesday of the month Barnes and Noble will be hosting the kids here on campus in our bookstore. A Google calendar will be created for those who want to sign up. More info to come.

Augsburg University Sesquicentennial Grant Call for Proposals

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

The Sesquicentennial Academic Sub-Committee is looking for project ideas and project leaders that will make the celebration of our Sesquicentennial year a special year for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Augsburg. Funds are available for evocative projects of all kinds that reflect Augsburg’s mission, academic excellence and community. The 150th anniversary will be celebrated between Homecoming 2019 and Homecoming 2020. Our aim is to have all Sesquicentennial projects identified by Spring 2018.

Submission Instructions:
Please submit all completed applications through the Google form (https://goo.gl/forms/VW53VqWyuJSV5xMc2). The links to the form will be on the Academic Affairs website (http://inside.augsburg.edu/academicaffairs/resources/budget-compensation-personnel/augsburg-university-sesquicentennial-grant-call-for-proposals/) and Sesquicentennial website (http://www.augsburg.edu/150/). Applications are due April 15, 2018 for consideration.

Selected projects will be notified by Month, Day, 2018.

Contact Darcey Engen for more information.

LSAMP NSS Funding Opportunities for Underrepresented Students in STEM

submitted by yangss6@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

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship: application deadline Friday, Jan. 19

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

Students can now apply for the 2017-18 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg College. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2018, in the following areas:
**Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
**Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

Deadline for application: Friday, January 19, 2017.

More information about the scholarship, along with links to the application packets, can be found at the NASA Scholarship Information. If you need this information in alternative form, please contact STEM programs at stem@augsbug.edu

Questions? Please contact STEM Programs at stem@augsburg.edu

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

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

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

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

Short Term Study Abroad/Away in Summer 2018

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience is accepting applications for all of the Summer 2018 short-term study abroad programs! Check out these great options, good for any student:

SUMMER 2018
-Thailand & Laos: Diversity and Inequality in Global Professional Practice
-Denmark & Iceland: The Dark Side of the Happy City
-Interfaith Engagement in Palestine & Israel
-Economics & Cultural Change in Greece
-Music Therapy in China
-Language and Culture in Mexico

Applications are Due on January 31! 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!

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

Looking to publish your research?

submitted by bensongg@augsburg.edu

Whether you’re concluding your research projects and term papers for this semester or did URGO over the summer, keep in mind that Augsburg undergraduate students can submit these works for publication in the nationally competitive, multi-disciplinary journal produced through the Augsburg Honors Program.

The journal publishes undergraduate work and is a great CV entry for students who hope to attend graduate school.

Despite the name, the Review accepts submissions from all students, not just honors students; submission is also free.

The deadline for submissions is Jan. 14, 2018.

The link to the submission page can be found below. Feel free to take a look!

https://honorsreview.wordpress.com

Please contact Faculty Advisor Stacy Freiheit (freiheit@augsburg.edu) or Editor-in-Chief Abigail Tetzlaff (tetzlafa@augsburg.edu).

Upcycled “College” Letterhead Notepads Available

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Remember when we were Augsburg College and we had a bunch of paper that said so? Now you can get your very own repurposed (vintage?!) Augsburg College letterhead notepad to remind you of those days and support your note-taking needs.

Full sheet size – 50 cents
Quarter sheet size – 25 cents

Order through the copy request system, found on Inside Augsburg>Administrative Tasks> Copy Request (must be logged in)>Catalog: Scratch Pads

Brought to you by the Environmental Stewardship Committee, Copy Center, and everyone who donated paper!

Event Announcements

Interfaith Chapel

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in chapel this morning at 10:40am to hear K.P. Hong, Director of Religious Education at Unity Unitarian Church speak about his faith. He comes from a hybrid of traditions, identifying most with his Korean Buddhist and Korean Christian roots. Music: Liz Behnke, soprano; Kathryn Graham, oboe; Alyssa Illkainen, clarinet; Taylor Suntken, bassoon.

More information

Multicultural Dinner-Thursday-Great food and community

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Please join colleagues, friends and community members for the annual Multicultural Dinner at the Brian Coyle Community Center this Thursday, December 14th from 5pm-7pm.

All are invited to share in a free community meal with food from over 10 restaurants in the neighborhood. Please see the attached flier for more information.

****Augsburg University is one of the co-sponsors of this event.****

Thanks to Aviands for contributing the lasagna and salad.

NicaHOPE Jewelry Sale, Thursday, 11 AM – Noon

submitted by mattingl@augsburg.edu

Tabling in Christiansen Center on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 11AM-Noon.
Cash only, please. Small bills appreciated!

NicaHOPE is a non-profit that teaches economical skills to the Acahualinca community surrounding the Managua city dump. MEA, PA, and MAL students have the opportunity to visit NicaHOPE on one of many site locations during a study abroad course. After visiting the center and seeing the city dump which had been home for the people we met, we wondered whether there was a way to support them. It turns out that we were able to order a box of jewelry, bringing Nicaragua to you!

The jewelry is beautiful, unique, and well-made. There are some ornaments available as well. Items are marked $5 and up.

Sponsored by MAL.

NicaHOPE.org

Eat your Lunch with Staff Senate TODAY

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Get out of the office and join Staff Senate in the Commons for lunch and discussion. Take some time to engage with fellow staff in casual conversation.

Wednesday, December 13
12-1 p.m. | Christensen Center, Commons

You can use this opportunity to speak specifically with Staff Senate members or just enjoy new company for lunch. Bring your own lunch and we’ll see you in the Commons!

LSAMP NSS Funding for National Society of Black Engineers Convention

submitted by yangss6@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

Pre-Finals Stress Relief & Dogs

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Our good friends from Paws for Learning will be on campus in preparation for finals week. Stop by Christensen Center Lobby Friday 10:30 – 12:00 pm and again finals week on Monday 12/18 from 10 – 11:30 am and Wednesday 12/20 from 9:30 – 11:00 am on the Skyway Level of Lindell Library (near Gage Center). Stop by any or all of these times to get your furry friend fix!!

Intersections of Gender Identity and Spirituality

submitted by freunds@augsburg.edu

This Thursday, December 14th 6:30-8:30pm

Join us for dinner and an evening of discussion around the intersections of gender identity and expression, and faith/spirituality.

We are excited to hear from three student panelists about their experiences and about how their journeys of gender identity and expression intersect with or inform their spiritual lives or belief systems.

Hosted by the Augsburg Interfaith Scholars and Interfaith @ Cedar Commons.

[Cedar Commons – 2001 Riverside Ave S, Below Trinity]

Music Industry Legend, Peter Asher, CBE – Guest speaker

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

The Music Department is honored to host Multi-Grammy award-winning, Music Industry Legend; Peter Asher, CBE for a one-hour Q&A session in the Sateren Auditorium on December 13 at 12:00pm. Peter Asher will being discussing a variety of topics on the evolution and current state of the music industry. Augsburg University Instructor of Music Business; Brian Lukasavitz will serve as moderator. Peter Asher, CBE will also be performing at the Dakota Jazz Club on December 12 and 13.

Peter Asher, CBE formerly of the rock n roll duo; “Peter & Gordon” has a unique perspective on the music industry. As an artist, he scored ten Top Forty songs, including three top ten songs and the chart-topping “A World Without Love”. As a producer and manager, he has worked with everyone from James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Ringo Starr, Cher, 10,000 Maniacs, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond and many others. He has earned three Grammy Awards, is a 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee and in 2015 was honored as a Commander of the Order of British Empire for service to the British Music Industry. He has served as the first head of A&R for Apple Records and was the former Senior Vice President of Sony Records. The Augsburg University Music Department is honored to welcome Peter Asher, CBE to our campus and community.

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