Active Learning Immersion Workshop – This Thursday, 10/4, 1:50-3:00 PM

submitted by albertd@augsburg.edu

Join us for a four-part immersion presentation showcasing faculty expertise in active learning and engagement with students on Thursday, October 4 from 1:50 to 3:00 PM in the East Commons (Christensen Center). Lori Hale (Religion), Jennifer Diaz (Education), Matthew Maruggi (Religion), and Lyz Wendland (Art) will offer immersion experiences designed to teach techniques and strategies for active learning for students. Along with experiencing the techniques directly, participants will also receive handouts outlining the strategies, and reflection time to discuss the use of the techniques.

Compete for Great Prizes in the Adventurous Auggie Fun Run 10.13.18

submitted by burton@augsburg.edu

Are you a fan of the Tough Mudder, Amazing Race or Warrior Dash? Maybe it’s time for you to be an Adventurous Auggie! The family-friendly Adventurous Auggie Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 13 during Homecoming will take you all over campus, completing trivia, overcoming obstacles and working as a team to cross the finish line.

PRIZES:

We have confirmed gift certificates to our favorite local restaurants including: Pizza Luce, Jimmy John’s, Jambo Kitchen, Aviand’s, Campus Cafe, Dilla’s & Keefer Court Bakery.

Register today:

Yoga on the Hagfors Center Lawn 9.29.18 (Gundale Chapel in case of weather)

submitted by burton@augsburg.edu

On Sept. 29, 2018, the Young Alumni Council will host Yoga on the Lawn of the beautiful new Hagfors Center for Science, Business & Religion from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Council is excited to bring alumna, and renowned yoga instructor Halen Bower back to campus to instruct a stimulating hour! This event is free and also open to current students.

In case of rain or cold weather, this event will be moved into the new Gundale Chapel in the Hagfors Center.

Please register at the link below:

Faculty/Staff Please Submit Your Alumni Volunteers for the Month of September

submitted by burton@augsburg.edu

Every month the Alumni Relations Office records the alumni who stay engaged with the campus by volunteering their time. This information assists the college in securing grants and other funding for the University. If you or someone you know has brought back an alumni to volunteer in your classroom or at an event this month; please email burton@augsburg.edu with their name and how many hours they volunteered.

We are looking for any alumni who have volunteered already in the month of September or will be volunteering before October 1st. Please email me if you have any questions. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our records up-to-date!

Due November 1 | Off-campus Course Proposals

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

Interested in teaching an off-campus course abroad or domestically? Proposals are now being accepted for academic year 2019-2020. The deadline for program proposals is November 1st.

You can learn more about the process and begin an online proposal at the following link:

http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=OffCampusCourseProposal

If you have questions or would like to talk through an idea for a program, please contact Leah Spinosa de Vega (devega@augsburg.edu) or set up a meeting on the google calendar.

Additional Proposal Resources

National Voter Registration day a success

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Auggies are engaged! For National Voter Day activities, 62 students registered to vote, and 35 students pledged to vote. Auggie engagement continues with Democracy Augsburg – http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/democracy-augsburg/ a series of Teach-ins, Workshops, and Events that focus on the mid-term elections in 2018 and other ways we can engage civically and influence our democracy.

Payroll Reminders – For all Faculty, Staff and Student Workers

submitted by ueckerk@augsburg.edu

The pay date of September 28th can be the first paycheck for many new employees, so we ask that everyone please review their paystubs for accuracy. If you feel you were not paid correctly please stop by the Payroll office, Science Hall – 148 or email payroll@augsburg.edu.

Student Workers
The 09/28/18 pay date is for any hours worked 09/09/2018 – 09/22/18 and/or for any late unpaid summer hours. If you worked any hours 09/09 – 09/22/2018 and you were not paid, please email the payroll office at payroll@augsburg.edu.

If you are having any difficulties logging your worked hours into Kronos, please email the payroll office at payroll@augsburg.edu.

Faculty/Adjuncts
Please contact Natalie Dinki or Nathan Hallanger in Academic Affairs if you believe there is an issue with your payroll. The Academic Affairs office is responsible for all Faculty/Adjunct related compensation.

We also ask that you please review your pay stub for accuracy regarding your Legal Name and report any errors regarding name and/or address to Human Resources, hr@augsburg.edu.

Thank you and please contact payroll@augsburg.edu if you need any further assistance.

Raise Money For Your Team, Department, or Organization

submitted by bogen@augsburg.edu

Give to the Max Day 2018 begins on November 1st! Over the past five years, Augsburg has raised more than $1.5 million through our online giving pages. If you are interested in raising money for your team, department, or student organization through this online giving event, please attend one of the following informational sessions.

Monday, Oct. 1 – 11:00-12:00 OGC100
Tuesday, Oct. 2 – 10:00-11:00 OGC100
Wednesday, Oct. 3 – 2:00-3:00 OGC112
Friday, Oct. 5 – 9:30-10:30 OGC112

Bring your laptop and we can help you set up a page within the hour!

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Bogen ’09 at bogen@augsburg.edu.

Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad – apply by Oct 2

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

The Gilman Scholarship for study abroad is $5000-$8000 for a semester or summer program abroad. US Citizens who are Pell Grant eligible may apply.

The application deadline is October 2. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to earn serious funds for your program abroad.

Do you have questions about the application? Want someone to read through your essay before you submit? Contact the Study Abroad office in Oyate Commons in Christensen Center, or email abroad@augsburg.edu

Gilman Scholarship Info and Application

Request a Study Abroad/Away Class Visit Today

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

As part of the University’s increased internationalization efforts, the Center for Global Education & Experience staff are visiting classes across campus to spread the word to your students about the many study, internship and research options available to them both abroad and off-campus around the US.

Can you spare 5-10 minutes in your class(es) in Fall semester for a message about study abroad/away programs? If so, please request a visit to your class online!

We can customize our message based on your course content, and on your majors’ needs and interests. We can address questions about scholarships, various length programs (some are better for WEC/AU students, STEM, Honors, athletes, etc) and other issues you might identify. And as always, we are happy to provide content to AugSem’s with a full class period on the topic of study abroad/away.

Request a Study Abroad/Away Class visit

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for September

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award! The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.

If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at www.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride/.

Share your Study Abroad/Away Story

submitted by lubegam@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, give advice, or simply give us some feedback on how your program went.

Share your study abroad story here!

Take your Keystone or Religion II in Guatemala on Spring Break

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Travel to Guatemala. Earn Credit! Join the program Faith, Vocation, and Social Change on spring break and travel to Guatemala! Explore the concept of vocation in the context of poverty and political oppression, examining the ways in which Christian theology has been and continues to be used, both to justify oppression and injustice, as well as to support social justice movements and offer hope for a peaceful and just social order.
This program will meet a few times in spring semester, but much of the coursework will take place during your travel on spring break.

Course options: RLN 409 – fulfills Search for Meaning II, or RLN 480 – fulfills Keystone for some majors Program Fee: $3,200 This all-inclusive program fee covers: round-trip international airfare, , all lodging, all meals, and all program activities and on-site transportation. There is no additional tuition charge for full-time day students. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Apply by November 1

More Program Info and Application

Study Abroad & Away Deadlines: Oct 1 & Nov 1

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Description:HEADLINE:
Study Abroad & Away Deadlines: Oct 1 & Nov 1

MESSAGE BODY:
Study Abroad & Away deadlines for Spring semester programs are coming up:

October 1 – all SPRING SEMESTER 2019 program applications due

November 1 -all SPRING BREAK short-term program applications are due
& Final Deadline for CGEE Spring Semester programs in Mexico, Central America & Southern Africa

For questions about your study abroad options or applications, please email abroad@augsburg.edu, or stop by the Study Abroad & Away office in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Study Abroad & Away homepage

Will pay: Two Strong People for Moving on Help (Oct 5 or 6)

submitted by mattingl@augsburg.edu

I will pay $100 each for what I expect to be 2 or 3 hours of moving (mostly light-weight) furniture out of my home in Crystal/Golden Valley/Robbinsdale area to a storage unit, or possibly to a new location in Minneapolis.

Items to be moved:
1 heavy antique trunk
1 antique wood pie safe cabinet
1 antique wood desk
1 spin exercise bike
1 IKEA dresser
1 small metal kitchen table & 2 chairs
1 queen size bed (my 20 year old daughter moved this herself, so not very heavy)

Possibly 1 coffee table (slightly heavy) and 1 art desk (wood top is heavy).

If interested, please text 612-723-9463 or email mattingl@augsburg.edu.

Thank you,
Christy Mattingly

ACR Homes Recruiting Employees

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

MAKING A DIFFERENCE… ACR Homes has been voted ”No. 1 WORKPLACE IN MN” twice and has amazing opportunities working with people who have disabilities for current students and soon to be graduates looking for a rewarding and flexible job, meaningful Internship, or a life changing career. Opportunities are available to start now, this Summer, after Graduation, or next Fall. Stop by the Christensen Center Friday (9/28) between 10a-1p to learn more or contact Phil Baumgarn at 651-294-4727 or phil.baumgarn@acrhomes.com

Alumni Hosting: Optum (United Health) Info Session

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Plan to attend an information and networking session with Augsburg alumni
Mubarik Hassan ’18, Nazih Safi ’17, Justin Lochner ’13, and Yibralem Tesfaye ’15
on Tuesday, October 2nd from 4:30-5:30 in Hagfors Center 351.

They will provide an overview of Optum, including the Consulting Development Program, which they are a part of. In addition, there will be time for questions and networking! Open to all students and majors.

Treats will be provided.

Optum Info & Networking Session

Optum Info & Networking Session

General Mills Information Session

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Representatives will be on campus Monday, Oct. 1st from 4:30-6:00 in Hagfors, 351. They are interested in making connections and collecting resumes from juniors and seniors that are majoring or minoring in Computer Science or Management Information Systems. There will be a short presentation, Q & A, and time to network. Sophomores are encouraged to attend to learn about future openings.

Positions are posted on Handshake and students are encouraged to apply prior to the event. They also will be collecting resumes on Monday.

To join this event log into Handshake. Pizza will be provided.

Handshake

Handshake

University Course Survey Information: Final Group Session Oct 4

submitted by pike@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff, and students, are invited to an information session in advance of the October 10th faculty meeting to vote on adopting a new end of term survey form for university wide feedback on courses. Based on over a year of analysis of research, pilot testing, and input from students and colleagues, this form is designed to measure student satisfaction with course experiences. It is not a form designed to measure teaching effectiveness or student learning; those purposes will be served through customized department and individual faculty data collection.
There is one remaining (of 3) listening sessions: October 4 from 10-11 in Cedar Room. We welcome questions and feedback prior to the faculty meeting. If you cannot attend any of these please contact a committee member directly. Send questions to pike@augsburg.edu. The working group is: Scott Krajewski, Kelsey Richardson Blackwell, Terrance Kwame-Ross, Kristin Chamberlin, Ben Denkinger and Diane Pike.
(There was an error in previous update. The session is Oct 4 not Oct 9.)

http://go.augsburg.edu/wg2017

Demystifying Social Security Information Sessions

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

Back by popular demand! Rhonda Whiteneck, of the Social Security Administration, will present a comprehensive look at Social Security benefits and the role they play in retirement. The presentation will include a look at how your age at retirement affects your benefits, who else is eligible to receive a benefit, and how you enroll. In addition, Rhonda will discuss Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, touching on penalties, creditable drug coverage and how Medicare affects HSA participants.

Not sure if you should attend? Are you planning to retire – soon or sometime in the future? Do you have parents, friends, etc. who will be retiring and could use a few pointers? Are you unsure how your and your spouse’s Medicare benefits coordinate? Do you have an HSA and wonder what will happen to it when you reach Medicare eligibility age? If you answered yes to any of these, this seminar is for you!​

When: October 25 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm and October 30 from 9:30 – 10:30 am
Where: OGC 100

Questions? Contact hr@augsburg.edu

The Opioid Epidemic

submitted by donovan@augsburg.edu

A Personal Look into the Opioid Epidemic: Loss, Empathy, and a Call to be Better

Bridget Duffy Undergraduate Student University of Minnesota, Neuroscience

October 2, 2018, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Hagfors Center 150A

Bridget grew up watching her older brother’s addiction progress from his age of 15 until his sudden death last year at age 30. This is an intimate view into the life of a Minnesota resident and one of the 72,000 overdose deaths of 2017. She will speak of how addiction impacts the person suffering as well as those that love them, and tie this into her passion for healthcare and incarceration in hopes to educate, create more empathy, and de-stigmatize addiction.

Now Hiring – MNUDL Tournament Staff Position

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities.

We are looking for a few excellent folks who can help us deliver great debate tournaments for MN Urban Debate League high schoolers this semester and middle schoolers next semester.

Pay: $11.00/hr *+ Free Food!

● (Non-Augsburg students will receive $11/hr, Augsburg students will receive the Augsburg student employment rate)
● You do not have to be a student to do tournament support.
Job Duties:

● Post signage and tournament information throughout building
● Carry supplies (food and materials) in and out of location
● Help set-up supplies and Clean-up
● Help greet volunteers
● Ballot Runner – go to classrooms pick-up and return debate ballots
Job Qualifications:

● Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs and walk significant distance (within a school building)
● Pass a background check
● Have great customer relation skills – welcoming to volunteers, students and coaches
● Be reliable and able to get to tournament location; be professional in your conduct with students and staff.

2018 – 2019 shifts are now open!

Questions? Email mnudl@augsburg.edu, call 612-330-1730, or visit us in our office (Foss 18).

Learn More

Make a Difference for Twin Cities Public Schools – Volunteer with MNUDL

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The MN Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is looking for debate judges and hospitality volunteers for its upcoming high school debate tournaments.

No debate experience? No problem. We train volunteers at every tournament.

What Hospitality Volunteers Do:

● Greet & guide kids, coaches, and judges as they arrive at tournaments
● Answer questions and assist with wayfinding at tournament sites
● Distribute goody bags to students and thank-you gifts to our judges

What Judges Do:

● Watch rounds and evaluate teams on logic, argumentation, and public speaking.
● Provide written feedback and assign points to each debater.
● Choose the winner of each debate!

Opportunities to Volunteer:

● October 5th & 6th: U of M (East Bank)
● October 13th: Season Opener (Humboldt HS, St. Paul)
● November 9th & 10th: Tamar Kaplan (Highland Park HS, St. Paul)
● November 17th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
● December 7th & 8th: UDL Championship (WTMS, St. Paul)

We have open evening shifts on Fridays and open morning or afternoon shifts on Saturdays.

Can’t make it this semester? We’ll need volunteers for our middle School, Spanish, and Somali debate tournaments in spring. Email us at udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu for more information.

Come for the pizza. Stay to learn from our amazing students!

Visit us in Foss Office 18 | udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu

Volunteer with Us

Open Ice Time

submitted by diercks@augsburg.edu

Due to current construction in the Augsburg ice arena, open ice time is available for all students at the Highland Arena (800 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116) from 4:20 to 5:20 p.m. The week of September 24th, the facility is reserved Monday and Wednesday for men’s open hockey, while Tuesday and Thursday will be for women’s open hockey. Until the completion of Augsburg Rink A, the M/W and T/Th schedule will alternate weekly between men’s open hockey and women’s open hockey. All students are welcome to participate and will need to provide their own gear (skates, helmet, pads, etc.).

MVNA Flu Shot Clinic – Monday 10/1

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

The Center for Wellness and Counseling welcomes our community partners from the MN Visiting Nurse Association for the first of two scheduled flu shot clinics on campus. Please get your flu shot on Monday 10/1 from 10:30 – 1:00 pm in the CWC office located on the first floor of the Anderson Res Hall. Most insurances are accepted or $38 cash or check. The clinic is a walk-in clinic and no appointment is needed. Please bring your insurance card and photo ID. Stay healthy this flu season and get your flu shot. The second clinic will be on Thursday 10/25/18.

Fall Blood Drive 10/3 – Donors Needed

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

HELP!! Memorial Blood Center will be on campus for its annual fall blood drive and we still need donors! Please help save lives and consider donating blood. The blood drive will be in the East Commons on Wednesday 10/3/18 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm. Please sign up on-line at www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 0027. You can also call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to get a donation time. Please consider donating blood to help save lives.

http://www.mbc.org/searchdrives

Oct. 1 last day for Full-year Metro pass deal for new day students

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

October 1 is that last day for a full-year discounted Metro pass for new day first-years and transfer students. First-year and transfers students can purchase a year-long College Pass for just $150 – that’s a 55% discount!

Order your pass here before October 1, 2018: https://store.metrotransit.org/promo/college-pass-150-9-2018

College Passes can be used for unlimited bus and light rail rides all semester, meaning you’ll never have to worry about having money for a fare. When you’re not riding to school, you can use your College Pass to get to work, an internship run errands and explore the Twin Cities. Not a regular bus or train rider? No problem! Find all the places you can go using our trip planning tools. Learn more at metrotransit.org.

Important Details
The discounted passes will be available to purchase at the link above until October 1, 2018. After that, students can purchase a semester College Pass at the Bookstore for $115.00 (subsidized by Augsburg from $165.00)

Guaranteed Ride Home
Students who regularly ride transit to work or school are eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home program, which reimburses a taxi, Uber or Lyft ride when you have to leave early or late unexpectedly. To learn more and register for this free program, visit metrotransit.org/guaranteed-ride-home.

Off-Campus Course Proposals Due November 1

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

Interested in teaching an off-campus course abroad or domestically? Proposals are now being accepted for academic year 2019-2020. The deadline for Program Proposals is November 1st.

You can learn more about the process and begin an online proposal at the following link:

http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=OffCampusCourseProposal

If you have questions or would like to talk through an idea for a program, please contact Leah Spinosa de Vega (devega@augsburg.edu) or set up a meeting on the google calendar.

Additional Proposal Resources

Course Evaluation Form Listening Sessions

submitted by pike@augsburg.edu

Course Evaluation Survey Information Sessions
Faculty and staff, and students, are invited to any and all of 3 information sessions in advance of the October 10th faculty meeting to vote on adopting a new end of term survey form for university wide evaluation of courses. Based on over a year of analysis of research, pilot testing, and input from students and colleagues, this form is designed to measure student satisfaction with course experiences. It is not a form designed to measure teaching effectiveness or student learning; those purposes will be served through customized department and individual faculty data collection. We would like to hear from you now before the faculty meeting.
The third and remaining information session is October 4 from 10-11 in Cedar Room. (No lunch that day). We welcome questions and feedback prior to the faculty meeting. If you cannot attend any of these please contact a committee member directly. Send questions to pike@augsburg.edu. The working group is: Scott Krajewski, Kelsey Richardson Blackwell, Terrance Kwame-Ross, Kristin Chamberlin, Ben Denkinger and Diane Pike.

We also recommend you review Frequently Asked Questions and contact any one of the group members.

http://go.augsburg.edu/wg2017

LSAMP NSS Funding for Underrepresented Students in STEM

submitted by mckinnes@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, bio-psychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics.

LSAMP NSS eligibility:

(1) Full-time student pursuing a STEM major.
(2) US citizen or permanent resident.
(3) 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 application linked below:

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

North Star STEM Application

Recruiting for STEM Peer Mentoring

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Are you a STEM student interested in having or being a peer mentor?

If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is a student-led mentoring program and official Augsburg student organization, which focuses on providing support to first year, second year and transfer students as they navigate their academic and career life in preparation for success inside and outside of the classroom. (Augsburg’s STEM majors are: biology, bio-psychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics and physics). Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (See link below).

Students in the program are asked to commit 5-6 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentee/mentor, attend orientation and group meetings, go to STEM events and/or participate in fun, de-stress activities!

To join the STEM Peer Mentoring program please complete the application below by Friday, 9/28. Questions can be sent to stempeer@augsburg.edu.

STEM Peer Mentoring Sign-Up

Medical School Info Session

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

Considering medical school? Come meet Augsburg alumni who are currently medical students and physicians! Our alumni will share their insights about picking schools, the MCAT, experiences, the application process, interviews, and general advice. Food will be provided.
Wednesday, October 10th, 6pm-8pm
Hagfors 250

For more information or to RSVP, contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

TODAY – Career & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

If you are looking for an internship (spring/summer) or graduating and seeking full-time employment you should attend the Career & Internship Fair.

Thursday, September 27th
3:00-5:30 pm (come and stay for as long as you are able)
FOSS Center
Dress Business Professional
For quick check-in bring your student ID

Detailed Information on Handshake

Detailed Information on Handshake

ALMA Internationalization presentation TODAY

submitted by rodrigra@augsburg.edu

Please join us for this Thursday’s presentation focusing on our internationalization efforts in Latin America in Sateren Auditorium from 12:30-1:30 p.m. where we will present a vision for a deeper level of engagement throughout the Americas by the Music Department and for the benefit of our entire Augsburg community .

¡ALMA! stands for “Augsburg Music in Latin America,” or more properly, “América Latina Música Augsburg.” We will be presenting a summary of last year’s international activities and a preview of what is being planned for the future including opportunities for student travel to Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia, and Bolivia, as well as for faculty exchanges and professional networking. (Alma means ‘soul’ in Spanish.)

We hope to see you there!

Friday Chapel: Blessing of the Animals

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Bring your pet (or a picture of your pet) to chapel tomorrow (September 28) at 10:40 am as we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals. Our service will include a lively blessing ritual of animals and pets to honor St. Francis’ devotion to all God’s creatures. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.

More information

Fall Blood Drive – Donors Needed

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

HELP!! Memorial Blood Center will be on campus for its annual fall blood drive and we still need donors! Please help saves lives and consider donating blood. The blood drive will be in the East Commons on Wednesday 10/3/18 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm. Please sign up on-line at www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 0027. You can also call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to get a donation time. Please consider donating blood to help save lives.

http://www.mbc.org/searchdrives

Active Learning Immersion Workshop – Thursday, 10/4, 1:50-3:00 PM

submitted by albertd@augsburg.edu

Join us for a four-part immersion presentation showcasing faculty expertise in active learning and engagement with students on Thursday, October 4 from 1:50 to 3:00 PM in the East Commons (Christensen Center). Lori Hale (Religion), Jennifer Diaz (Education), Matthew Maruggi (Religion), and Lyz Wendland (Art) will offer immersion experiences designed to teach techniques and strategies for active learning for students. Along with experiencing the techniques directly, participants will also receive handouts outlining the strategies, and reflection time to discuss the use of the techniques.

Study Abroad & Away Deadline: October 1

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Study Abroad & Away deadlines for Spring semester programs are coming up:

October 1 – Deadline for all spring semester programs and priority deadline for CGEE Study Center spring semester programs.

For questions about your study abroad options or applications, please email abroad@augsburg.edu, or stop by the Study Abroad & Away office in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Study Abroad & Away homepage

Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad – apply by Oct 2

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The Gilman Scholarship for study abroad is $5000-$8000 for a semester or summer program abroad. US Citizens who are Pell Grant eligible may apply.

The application deadline is October 2. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to earn serious funds for your program abroad.

Do you have questions about the application? Want someone to read through your essay before you submit? Contact the Study Abroad office in Oyate Commons in Christensen Center, or email abroad@augsburg.edu

Gilman Scholarship Info and Application

ASAC Homecoming Court Royalty

submitted by daol@augsburg.edu

Make sure to stop by the Christensen Center Lobby to submit your Homecoming Court Royalty nominees. The court will be made up of 10 seniors and you may nominate up to three people.

The tabling schedule for Tuesday, September 25 – Friday, September 28 will be:

Tuesday, 11-11:55 AM
Wednesday 10:30-11:30 AM
Thursday 11-11:45 AM
Friday 11-12 PM

We want to hear from you! Find our table in between classes or lunch. Homecoming is quickly approaching and will be the week of October 7-13th.

Online Homecoming Nomination form is as below:
https://goo.gl/forms/V1P0dykT0SRVM2XL2

If you have any questions please send them to asac@augsburg.edu

ASAC

Nominate your favorite Senior!

Optum (United Health) Info & Networking with Augsburg alumni

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Plan to attend an information and networking session with Augsburg alumni
Mubarik Hassan ’18, Nazih Safi ’17, Justin Lochner ’13, and Yibralem Tesfaye ’15
on Tuesday, October 2nd from 4:30-5:30 in Hagfors Center 351.

They will provide an overview of Optum, including the Consulting Development Program, which they are a part of. In addition, there will be time for questions and networking! Open to all students and majors.

Treats will be provided.

Optum Info & Networking Session

General Mills Hiring IT interns and full-time

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Representatives will be on campus Monday, Oct. 1st from 4:30-6:00 in Hagfors, 351. They are interested in making connections and collecting resumes from juniors and seniors that are majoring or minoring in Computer Science or MIS. There will be a short presentation, Q & A, and time to network.

Positions are posted on Handshake and students are encouraged to apply prior to the event. They also will be collecting resumes on Monday.

To join this event log into Handshake. Pizza will be provided.

Handshake

Handshake

Volunteers Needed: Earn Community Service Hours + Free Pizza with MNUDL

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The MN Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is looking for debate judges and hospitality volunteers for its upcoming high school debate tournaments.

No debate experience? No problem. We train volunteers at every tournament.

What Hospitality Volunteers Do:

● Greet & guide kids, coaches, and judges as they arrive at tournaments
● Answer questions and assist with wayfinding at tournament sites
● Distribute goody bags to students and thank-you gifts to our judges

What Judges Do:

● Watch rounds and evaluate teams on logic, argumentation, and public speaking.
● Provide written feedback and assign points to each debater.
● Choose the winner of each debate!

Opportunities to Volunteer:

● October 5th & 6th: U of M (East Bank)
● October 13th: Season Opener (Humboldt HS, St. Paul)
● November 9th & 10th: Tamar Kaplan (Highland Park HS, St. Paul)
● November 17th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
● December 7th & 8th: UDL Championship (WTMS, St. Paul)

We have open evening shifts on Fridays and open morning or afternoon shifts on Saturdays.

Can’t make it this semester? We’ll need volunteers for our middle School, Spanish, and Somali debate tournaments in spring. Email us at udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu for more information.

Come for the pizza. Stay to learn from our amazing students!

Visit us in Foss Office 18 | udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu

Volunteer With Us

Now Hiring – MNUDL Tournament Staff Position

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities.

We are looking for a few excellent folks who can help us deliver great debate tournaments for MN Urban Debate League high schoolers this semester and middle schoolers next semester.

Pay: $11.00/hr *+ Free Food!

● (Non-Augsburg students will receive $11/hr, Augsburg students will receive the Augsburg student employment rate)
● You do not have to be a student to do tournament support.
Job Duties:

● Post signage and tournament information throughout building
● Carry supplies (food and materials) in and out of location
● Help set-up supplies and Clean-up
● Help greet volunteers
● Ballot Runner – go to classrooms pick-up and return debate ballots
Job Qualifications:

● Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs and walk significant distance (within a school building)
● Pass a background check
● Have great customer relation skills – welcoming to volunteers, students and coaches
● Be reliable and able to get to tournament location; be professional in your conduct with students and staff.

2018 – 2019 shifts are now open!

Questions? Email mnudl@augsburg.edu, call 612-330-1730, or visit us in our office (Foss 18).

Learn More Here

TODAY: All Hands Meeting, 11:30 a.m.

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Join the Fall 2018 All Hands meeting at 11:30 tomorrow morning in Hoversten Chapel or via remote access: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/183617811

President Pribbenow’s presentation will include an overview of fall 2018 enrollment results, our 2018-19 strategic initiatives, and other campus updates. A video replay of the meeting will be available on the All Hands page next week for those unable to attend this morning.

Open Ice Time

submitted by diercks@augsburg.edu

Due to current construction in the Augsburg ice arena, open ice time is available for all students at the Highland Arena (800 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116) from 4:20 to 5:20 p.m. The week of September 24th, the facility is reserved Monday and Wednesday for men’s open hockey, while Tuesday and Thursday will be for women’s open hockey. Until the completion of Augsburg Rink A, the M/W and T/Th schedule will alternate weekly between men’s open hockey and women’s open hockey. All students are welcome to participate and will need to provide their own gear (skates, helmet, pads, etc.).

All Hands Meeting: TOMORROW, 11:30 a.m.

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Join the Fall 2018 All Hands meeting at 11:30 tomorrow morning in Hoversten Chapel. President Pribbenow will share information about fall 2018 enrollment results, the 2018-19 strategic initiatives, and other campus updates.

The meeting is open to all Augsburg staff and faculty. Remote access will be available via Zoom: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/183617811

Off-Campus Program Proposals Due November 1

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

Interested in teaching an off-campus course abroad or domestically? Proposals are now being accepted for academic year 2019-2020. The deadline for Program Proposals is November 1st.

You can learn more about the process and begin an online proposal at the following link:

http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=OffCampusCourseProposal

If you have questions or would like to talk through an idea for a program, please contact Leah Spinosa de Vega (devega@augsburg.edu) or set up a meeting on the google calendar.

Additional Proposal Resources

Scaffolding Strategies for Integrative Learning Experiences – TODAY, 3:30 – 4:30 PM, OGC 100

submitted by albertd@augsburg.edu

How does one create a set of assignments that build upon one another and combine into a more in-depth and meaningful learning experience? In this session, James Vela-McConnell (Sociology) will share examples of integrated assignments in both lower and upper division courses TODAY from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in OGC 100. Participants will brainstorm ideas for scaffolding learning experiences within their own courses. Adjunct instructors on contract this semester who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend. We’ll also have this session available remotely via Zoom.

Link to Zoom session on Scaffolding

Help us tell the “Real” Story of Augsburg

submitted by thompso2@augsburg.edu

Please join us for a Story Circle – the first step in creating a new Music-Theater piece about the Augsburg Community, past and present, to be performed in the fall of 2019 in celebration of the sesquicentennial. We want to hear your stories about Augsburg – as an alumnus, staff member, student, faculty, coach, neighbor, associate, advocate or activist. If you have worked for, attended, or been involved at Augsburg in any capacity we’d love to meet you and hear whatever you’d like to share about your experiences.

Help us tell the stories that are sometimes forgotten or left untold!

Tuesday 10/9, 6:30pm – Foss 21B
Friday, 10/12, 11:30am – Foss Green Room
Saturday 10/13, 6:30pm – tbd
Monday 11/12, 7pm – tbd
Monday 12/3, 4:30pm – Choir Room
Wednesday 12/5, 4:30pm – Choir Room

Please contact Sonja Thompson at thompso2@augsburg.edu to R.S.V.P. for one of the Story Circles listed above, to schedule a new Story Circle, or if you need a disability related accommodation or wheelchair access information. Requests should be made at least one week in advance of the event.

South Africa’s first democratic election — a first hand account of lessons from the field

submitted by boyte@augsburg.edu

South Africa’s First Democratic Election: Recollections from the Field

Marie-Louise Strom, Co-Director Public Work Academy and former Education Director of the Institute for a Democractic Alternative in South Africa
October 8, 2018, 4:30-5:30 p.m., OGC 114
This first-hand account of the preparations leading up to the first democratic election in South Africa in 1994 provides a reminder that the right to vote cannot be taken for granted.

http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/democracy-augsburg/

Opioid Epidemic

submitted by donovan@augsburg.edu

A Personal Look into the Opioid Epidemic: Loss, Empathy, and a Call to be Better

Bridget Duffy Undergraduate Student University of Minnesota, Neuroscience

October 2, 2018, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Hagfors Center 150A

October 23, 2018, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Augsburg Room, Christensen Center

Bridget grew up watching her older brother’s addiction progress from his age of 15 until his sudden death last year at age 30. This is an intimate view into the life of a Minnesota resident and one of the 72,000 overdose deaths of 2017. She will speak of how addiction impacts the person suffering as well as those that love them, and tie this into her passion for healthcare and incarceration in hopes to educate, create more empathy, and de-stigmatize addiction

http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/resources/events/

Whose Democracy Is It Anyway?

submitted by boyte@augsburg.edu

Join the Sabo Center and a panel of distinguished guests in exploring the questions: What role do citizens play in our democracy? What role do elected officials play? In a thriving democracy, how do (or should) the two interact?

October 4, 2018

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Hagfors Center, Room 150, Augsburg University

Panelists:
Harry Boyte, Senior Scholar in Public Work Philosophy, Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship

Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison, Minneapolis Ward 5

Irene Fernando, Candidate for Hennepin County Commissioner – District 2

http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/blog/

Homecoming Royalty

submitted by daol@augsburg.edu

Make sure to stop by the Christensen Center Lobby to submit your Homecoming Court Royalty nominees. The court will be made up of 10 seniors and you may nominate up to three people.

The tabling schedule for Tuesday, September 25 – Friday, September 28 will be:

Tuesday, 11-11:55 AM
Wednesday 10:30-11:30 AM
Thursday 11-11:45 AM
Friday 11-12 PM

We want to hear from you! Find our table in between classes or lunch. Homecoming is quickly approaching and will be the week of October 7-13th.

Online Homecoming Nomination form is as below:
https://goo.gl/forms/V1P0dykT0SRVM2XL2

If you have any questions please send them to asac@augsburg.edu

ASAC

ASAC Homecoming Nomination

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 NSS programming.

North Star STEM Application

Recruiting for STEM Peer Mentoring

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Are you a STEM student interested in having or being a peer mentor?
If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is a student-led mentoring program and official Augsburg student organization, which focuses on providing support to first year, second year and transfer students as they navigate their academic and career life in preparation for success inside and outside of the classroom. (Augsburg’s STEM majors are: biology, bio-psychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics and physics). Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (See link below).

Students in the program are asked to commit 5-6 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentee/mentor, attend orientation and group meetings, go to STEM events and/or participate in fun, de-stress activities!

To join the STEM Peer Mentoring program please complete the application below by Thursday, 9/27. Questions can be sent to stempeer@augsburg.edu.

STEM Peer Mentoring Sign-up

TONIGHT: English Alumna Anne Panning Reads from Her New Memoir

submitted by green@augsburg.edu

Augsburg English Alum and Author Anne Panning will be reading from her new memoir “Dragonfly Notes: On Distance and Loss” TONIGHT, 7-8pm, Wed, Sept. 26, in Gundale Chapel (Hagfors CSBR, 3rd Floor). Her book will be on sale at the bookstore and the event. Please join us!

Anne Panning’s Website

Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad – apply by Oct 2

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

The Gilman Scholarship for study abroad is $5000-$8000 for a semester or summer program abroad. US Citizens who are Pell Grant eligible may apply.

The application deadline is October 2. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to earn serious funds for your program abroad.

Do you have questions about the application? Want someone to read through your essay before you submit? Contact the Study Abroad office in Oyate Commons in Christensen Center, or email abroad@augsburg.edu

Gilman Scholarship Info and Application

Study in NYC this Spring Break

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

MESSAGE BODY:
Travel to NYC. Earn Credit. Spring Break!
Join the program Roots to Rap: Islam in America for a spring break you’ll never forget. Explore the neighborhoods of New York, meet with religious leaders, community organizers, and engage with the history of Islam in America!

This program will meet throughout spring semester, but much of the coursework will take place during your travel on spring break.

Course options:
HIS 212 Topics: Roots to Rap: Islam in America (fulfills humanities requirement),
or
RLN 205 Topics: Roots to Rap: Islam in America (fulfills Search for Meaning II requirement)
Professor Maheen Zaman

The program cost is $1499 and covers round-trip airfare, lodging, most meals, and all program activities. There is no extra tuition charge for full-time undergraduate students.

Apply by November 1

More Program Info and Application

Study Abroad & Away Deadlines: Oct 1 & Nov 1

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Study Abroad & Away deadlines for Spring semester programs are coming up:

October 1 – all SPRING SEMESTER 2019 program applications due

November 1 -all SPRING BREAK short-term program applications are due
& Final Deadline for CGEE Spring Semester programs in Mexico, Central America & Southern Africa

For questions about your study abroad options or applications, please email abroad@augsburg.edu, or stop by the Study Abroad & Away office in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Study Abroad & Away homepage

All Hands Meeting: Tomorrow at 11:30 in Hoversten Chapel

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

The All Hands meeting for fall 2018 is Thursday at 11:30 in Hoversten Chapel. The meeting is open to all Augsburg staff and faculty. Remote access will be available via Zoom: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/183617811

Join the meeting to learn more about fall 2018 enrollment results, the 2017-18 strategic initiatives, and other campus updates.

Decolonizing the Classroom

submitted by diazj@augsburg.edu

At this moment when racism and violence against communities of color is unapologetically visible, it is necessary to look at how academic institutions and our own practice may be perpetuating colonizing structures. This workshop on decolonizing pedagogies will feature shared vocabulary building, embodied practice, and small group discussions. Participants will leave with deepened understanding of colonial structures and how they manifest in our work in addition to strategies for decolonizing different aspects of our teaching.

Join us on Tuesday, Oct 9th 2:00-3:20 p.m. in the Studio Theatre in the Foss Building for what is sure to be a provocative discussion and workshop.

Where we Stand: Class Matters by bell hooks – CTL Diversity and Inclusion Book Group

submitted by diazj@augsburg.edu

The CTL fellows for Diversity and Inclusion would like to invite you to join our fall book group where we will read and discuss Where we Stand: Class matters by bell hooks. This text and our discussion of it will allow us to explore how issues of race, class, and gender are intertwined. This will be an opportunity for faculty and staff to understand how everyday interactions and social structures both reproduce and deny the class hierarchy.
There are 2 choices for discussion groups:
-Friday, November 2 from 12:30-1:30 or
-Thursday, November 8 from 3:40-4:40
Please email Mike Fetting (fettingm@augsburg.edu) to reserve your copy of the book by Friday, September 28 and arrange pick up. If you reserve a book, please be sure to attend at least one of the discussion sessions.

Open Ice Time

submitted by diercks@augsburg.edu

Due to current construction in the Augsburg ice arena, open ice time is available for all students at the Highland Arena (800 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116) from 4:20 to 5:20 p.m. The week of September 24th, the facility is reserved Monday and Wednesday for men’s open hockey, while Tuesday and Thursday will be for women’s open hockey. Until the completion of Augsburg Rink A, the M/W and T/Th schedule will alternate weekly between men’s open hockey and women’s open hockey. All students are welcome to participate and will need to provide their own gear (skates, helmet, pads, etc.).

Faculty: Request a Study Abroad/Away Class Visit Today

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

As part of the University’s increased internationalization efforts, the Center for Global Education & Experience staff are visiting classes across campus to spread the word to your students about the many study, internship and research options available to them both abroad and off-campus around the US.

Can you spare 5-10 minutes in your class(es) in Fall semester for a message about study abroad/away programs? If so, please request a visit to your class online!

We can customize our message based on your course content, and on your majors’ needs and interests. We can address questions about scholarships, various length programs (some are better for WEC/AU students, STEM, Honors, athletes, etc) and other issues you might identify. And as always, we are happy to provide content to AugSem’s with a full class period on the topic of study abroad/away.

Request a Study Abroad/Away Class visit

CWC Health Fair – TODAY 9/26

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Today is the day!!! Please plan to join the Center for Wellness and Counseling staff and over 30 community partners on Wednesday 9/26 for our annual health fair which will be in East Commons in Christensen Center from 10:30 – 1:00 pm. Many community organizations will be providing resources on health and mental health in our community. Also at the fair, our furry friends from Paws for Learning, free chair massages, healthy snacks and a build your own healthy salad (FREE). Any questions call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Earn Extra $ With MN Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Now Hiring – MNUDL Tournament Staff Position

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities.

We are looking for a few excellent folks who can help us deliver great debate tournaments for MN Urban Debate League high schoolers this semester and middle schoolers next semester.

Pay: $11.00/hr *+ Free Food!

● (Non-Augsburg students will receive $11/hr, Augsburg students will receive the Augsburg student employment rate)
● You do not have to be a student to do tournament support.
Job Duties:

● Post signage and tournament information throughout building
● Carry supplies (food and materials) in and out of location
● Help set-up supplies and Clean-up
● Help greet volunteers
● Ballot Runner – go to classrooms pick-up and return debate ballots
Job Qualifications:

● Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs and walk significant distance (within a school building)
● Pass a background check
● Have great customer relation skills – welcoming to volunteers, students and coaches
● Be reliable and able to get to tournament location; be professional in your conduct with students and staff.

2018 – 2019 shifts are now open!

Questions? Email mnudl@augsburg.edu, call 612-330-1730, or visit us in our office (Foss 18).

Learn More Here

Volunteers Needed: Earn Community Service Hours + Free Pizza with MNUDL

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The MN Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is looking for debate judges and hospitality volunteers for its upcoming high school debate tournaments.

No debate experience? No problem. We train volunteers at every tournament.

What Hospitality Volunteers Do:

● Greet & guide kids, coaches, and judges as they arrive at tournaments
● Answer questions and assist with wayfinding at tournament sites
● Distribute goody bags to students and thank-you gifts to our judges

What Judges Do:

● Watch rounds and evaluate teams on logic, argumentation, and public speaking.
● Provide written feedback and assign points to each debater.
● Choose the winner of each debate!

Opportunities to Volunteer:

● October 5th & 6th: U of M (East Bank)
● October 13th: Season Opener (Humboldt HS, St. Paul)
● November 9th & 10th: Tamar Kaplan (Highland Park HS, St. Paul)
● November 17th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
● December 7th & 8th: UDL Championship (WTMS, St. Paul)

We have open evening shifts on Fridays and open morning or afternoon shifts on Saturdays.

Can’t make it this semester? We’ll need volunteers for our middle School, Spanish, and Somali debate tournaments in spring. Email us at udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu for more information.

Come for the pizza. Stay to learn from our amazing students!

Visit us in Foss Office 18 | udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu

Volunteer With Us

Only 2 days left until – Career & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Register and view a complete list of employers through Handshake (augsburg.joinhandshake.com).

Career & Internship Fair
Thursday, September 27th
3:00-5:30 pm (come and stay for as long as you are able)
FOSS Center
Dress Business Professional

Are you looking for an internship now or summer 2019? Are you graduating December 2018 or Spring 2019? A lot of organizations do their recruiting for summer internships and entry level positions (for spring graduates) in September and October. It might seem early but it’s a typical recruiting schedule for many organizations. We expect over 36 employers to attend so don’t miss this great opportunity!

See you at the fair!

Register for the fair

General Mills – Hiring IT Interns & Full-Time

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Representatives will be on campus Monday, Oct. 1st from 4:30-6:00 in Hagfors, 351. They are interested in making connections and collecting resumes from sophomores, juniors and seniors that are majoring or minoring in Computer Science or MIS. There will be a short presentation, Q & A, and time to network. To join this event log into Handshake.

Handshake

Architect John Jager: A view from Slovenia

submitted by anderso3@augsburg.edu

Professor Nadja Zgonik of the University of Ljubljana will speak tonight at 7:30 in Hagfors 150 about John Jager, a Slovenian-American architect who lived and worked in Minneapolis. Come to hear about this fascinating man, and learn the interesting story about the archives collections–here and in Slovenia–that tell us about his life and work.

Optum (United Health) Info Session for Students

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Plan to attend an information and networking session with Augsburg alumni
Mubarik Hassan ’18, Nazih Safi ’17, Justin Lochner ’13, and Yibralem Tesfaye ’15
on Tuesday, October 2nd from 4:30-5:30 in Hagfors Center 351.

They will provide an overview of Optum, including the Consulting Development Program, which they are a part of. In addition, there will be time for questions and networking!

Treats will be provided. Open to all students and majors.

Optum Info & Networking Session

All Hands Meeting: Thursday at 11:30 in Hoversten Chapel

The All Hands meeting for fall 2018 is Thursday at 11:30 in Hoversten Chapel. The meeting is open to all Augsburg staff and faculty. Remote access will be available via Zoom: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/183617811

Join the meeting to learn more about fall 2018 enrollment results, the 2018-19 strategic initiatives, and other campus updates.

Augsburg Campus Parking Lot Designations

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

As a reminder, the Augsburg community has a number of parking permits that are valid for use in specific lots only. Drivers are permitted to park as follows:
Residential Students: Lots B and L
Commuter Students: Lots B, C, K and L
Faculty Staff: D, G and L

Other designated lots are for the following users and permits ONLY:
Lot A: Carpool permit holders
Lot E: Permitted short term-visitors
Lot H: Reserved/Designated
Lot J: Reserved/Designated

Improper parking and/or violation of lot usage are subject to immediate ticketing. Violations occurring in restricted lots (A, E, H and J) are subject to immediate towing.

Notification of lot L access change on Tuesday, September 25th

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Walking access to campus from lot L will be closed on Tuesday, September 25th due to construction. Alternate routes that will be accessible are the sidewalk along Riverside Ave., and also along Butler Place. Please use the alternate routes listed and contact DPS at 612-330-1717 if you have any questions or concerns.

We Can Be Royal

submitted by daol@augsburg.edu

Make sure to stop by the Christensen Center Lobby to submit your Homecoming Court Royalty nominees. The court will be made up of 10 seniors and you may nominate up to three people.

The tabling schedule for Tuesday, September 25 – Friday, September 28 will be:

Tuesday, 11-11:55 AM
Wednesday 10:30-11:30 AM
Thursday 11-11:45 AM
Friday 11-12 PM

We want to hear from you! Find our table in between classes or lunch. Homecoming is quickly approaching and will be the week of October 7-13th.

If you have any questions please send them to asac@augsburg.edu

ASAC

Final call — Batalden Book Club

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

Five spaces are available in the Fall 2018 Batalden Book Club!

Please join us for a discussion of Christine Toomey’s “In Search of Buddha’s Daughters” on Wed., November 28th, from noon to 2pm (location TBD). The book club is open to all staff and faculty; we have five spaces/books remaining. Please email Bibiana Koh (koh@augsburg.edu), current Batalden Scholar in Applied Ethics, to join today! (Note: The book will be provided by the Batalden program.)

For more information on the book, please see the link below. You may also watch this brief video to learn more about the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=CpZMdxLpktk

http://www.christinetoomey.com/books/in-search-of-buddhas-daughters/

Morning Chapel

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am to hear Lars Anderson of Young Adults in Global Mission talk about his experiences in Palestine. Musicians today are Bethany Keyl, Jake Pernsteiner, and Pauls Svalbe. The ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission program invites ELCA young adults ages 21-29 into a year-long transformative, journey in international service.

More information

Annual Fall Blood Drive – 10/3

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Memorial Blood Center will be on campus for its annual fall blood drive. Please help saves lives and consider donating blood. The blood drive will be in the East Commons on Wednesday 10/3/18 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm. Please sign up on-line at www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 0027. You can also call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to get a donation time or sign up at the Memorial Blood Center table at the health fair on 9/26. Please consider donating blood to help save lives.

http://www.mbc.org/searchdrives

National Voter Registration Day – Tuesday, Sept. 25

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

National Voter Registration day is Tuesday, Sept. 25. Student Affairs, Sabo Center and Student Government reps will staff a table in Christensen, 10 am-2 pm. Stop by and learn about registering to vote, where to vote, who’s on the ballot – and the “Ballot Bowl.”
The Ballot Bowl is hosted by the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office, to encourage college and university students to vote! Augsburg was 4th among private colleges last time – register to vote or pledge to vote.

MVNA Flu Shot Clinic – Monday 10/1

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

The Center for Wellness and Counseling welcomes our community partners from the MN Visiting Nurse Association for the first of two scheduled flu shot clinics on campus. Please get your flu shot on Monday 10/1 from 10:30 – 1:00 pm in the CWC office located on the first floor of the Anderson Res Hall. Most insurances are accepted or $38 cash or check. The clinic is a walk-in clinic and no appointment is needed. Stay healthy this flu season and get your flu shot. The second clinic will be on Thursday 10/25/18.

CWC Health Fair – Wednesday 9/26

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Please plan to join the Center for Wellness and Counseling staff and over 30 community partners on Wednesday 9/26 for our annual health fair which will be in East Commons in Christensen Center from 10:30 – 1:00 pm. Many community organizations will be providing resources on health and mental health in our community. Also at the fair, our furry friends from Paws for Learning, free chair massages, healthy snacks and a build your own healthy salad (FREE). Any questions call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Lessons from the civil rights movement for the crisis of our time

submitted by boyte@augsburg.edu

DEMOCRACY AUGSBURG TEACH-IN: LESSONS FROM THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

Join us Tuesday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m. in Hagfors 151 when Harry Boyte delivers the first Democracy Augsburg Teach-in of the year, Addressing the Crisis in Democracy- Lessons from the civil rights movement. Harry Boyte, Senior Scholar in Public Work Philosophy at the Sabo Center, served as a field secretary for Rev. Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the southern freedom movement. He will lift up lessons from the movement, including the key role young people played, and relate them to our current crisis in democracy.

http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/blog/

Gen Ed Redesign Listening Sessions

submitted by devries@augsburg.edu

On Sept. 5 the General Education Design Team released its proposal, which sets forth a new vision for general education at Augsburg University. If approved by the faculty, it would begin to take effect in Fall 2020. A link to the proposal can be found below.

Listening sessions are scheduled for:

Tuesday, Sept. 25 — 3:40 to 4:40 pm in Lindell 301
Monday, Oct 8 — 12:30 to 1:40 pm in Hagfors 150A
Tuesday, Oct 16 — 10-11 am in the Marshall Room

All are welcome (students, staff, faculty.) We will listen to your concerns and and answer questions.

The Gen Ed Proposal

Slovenian Professor Speaks on Wednesday evening

submitted by anderso3@augsburg.edu

This month, Dr. Nadja Zgonik of the University of Ljubljana has been at Augsburg studying the life and work of John Jager, a Slovenian-born architect who had a long and interesting career in Minnesota, from his 1902 arrival until his death in 1959. Educated in Vienna in the 1890s, Jager worked in Europe and Asia before coming to Minneapolis. His fascinating life is chronicled in materials at the Northwest Architectural Archives at the University of Minnesota and especially in an extensive collection sent to Slovenia about fifty years ago.
Professor Zgonik will discuss Jager’s early work and the Slovenian archive, including interesting views of a number of Minnesota projects. Her talk will be held at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, September 26, in Hagfors 150. The event is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.

John Jager: A Slovenian Architect in Minnesota