Homecoming Royalty with ASAC

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 Homecoming Week

Fall All Hands Meeting: Thursday, 11:30 a.m.

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The fall All Hands meeting is Thursday, September 27, at 11:30 in Hoversten Chapel. President Pribbenow will discuss fall enrollment results and discuss this year’s strategic initiatives, as well as the work to develop our next strategic plan, Augsburg2025, over the course of this year.

The meeting is open to all Augsburg staff and faculty. The meeting will be accessible via remote access, and a video replay of the meeting will be made available on the All Hands page within a few business days after the meeting.

Scaffolding Strategies for Integrative Learning Experiences – This Wednesday, 9/26

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 on Wednesday, September 26 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

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

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.

Augsburg Parking Updates

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Augsburg has reached their parking capacity so Parking Services would like to notify that current requests for parking permits are unfortunately being denied. The Department of Public Safety is working to find solutions moving forward to be able to accommodate our community as best as possible. We thank you for your patience during this time and through the busy transition into the new academic year.

If you have a visitor or guest coming to campus, lot E is available for short term visits, up to 3 hours per day. Visitors need to come to the Public Safety window in the Urness/Mortensen lobby to obtain a permit. This lot is also a first come, first serve basis and there are only a limited number each day we can issue out. If it is full when they arrive, we do not have any additional on campus parking available to them.

Please refer your guest(s) to surrounding city street areas with the understanding that they will have to abide by the city’s restrictions and be subject to their enforcement if found in violation. There are pay ramps nearby at the U of M campus that your visitors will be welcome to use. We also encourage you to advise your guests and visitors to use alternate transit options.

For more information or if you have additional questions, please email parking@augsburg.edu. The typical response time is 2 business days, but we ask for added patience with the increased volume of emails and communication we are experiencing.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Augsburg Parking Services

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, 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.

Young Adults in Global Ministry at the chapel Tuesday, Sept. 25th

submitted by schenko@augsburg.edu

Campus Ministry welcomes Lars Anderson, a recent alumni of the Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, to present in chapel, Tuesday 25th at 11:30. Lars served in the program in 2017-18 in Palestine. YAGMs serve in the spirit of accompaniment, walking alongside global companions in a manner that practices mutuality, interdependence and solidarity. Areas of service include, but are not limited to, health and development, congregational ministry, human rights, education, homelessness, addiction recovery, women’s issues and children and youth. Although YAGM is a church-based program, participants do not need to be Christian. Come, hear, and explore if YAGM is an opportunity for you.

https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Global-Church/Global-Mission/Young-Adults-in-Global-Mission?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlvavy4PN3QIVhD1pCh1aQA3wEAAYASAAEgKQWPD_BwE

John Cerrito: The Business of Thinking Big, Episode 14 of the Augsburg Podcast

submitted by chambek2@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Podcast features voices of Augsburg University faculty and staff. We hope this is one way you can get to know the people who educate our students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. Subscribe on Itunes.

Listen Here to John Cerrito: The Business of Thinking Big

Study in NYC this Spring Break

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

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

Open Ice

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.).

4-Days left to prepare for the Career & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

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

Are you looking for an internship or entry level position? Plan to attend a
20 minute prep session to prepare for the Career & Internship Fair. Prep sessions will be held in the Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center (next to Einstein Bros) The following prep sessions are being offered this week:
Monday, 9/24: 10:40-11:00, 4:00-4:20, 5:00-5:20
Tuesday, 9/25: 11:30-11:50

Attending a prep session will help you to be more confident and successful at the upcoming job fair, which will be held on Thursday, September 27th from 3:00-5:30 pm. It is free and open to all students.

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!

National Voter Registration Day – Tuesday, Sept. 25

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Student Affairs, Sabo Center and Student Government reps will be tabling on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 10-2 pm for National Voter Registration Day. 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.

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 Application

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

Volunteers Needed – Earn Community Service Hours + Free Pizza

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.

You do not need debate experience to judge! We train volunteers at every tournament.

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, or sign up here: http://www.augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague/volunteer/sign-up/

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

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

Volunteer With Us

Course Evaluation Discussions

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.
There are 3 information sessions: Tuesday Sept 25 from 12-1 in the Cedar Room with lunch provided. Please check in in Cedar. Wednesday Sept 26 from 1-2 pm in Cedar room (snack only) and finally October 9 at noon 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.

http://go.augsburg.edu/wg2017

Fall All Hands Meeting, Thursday, September 27

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The fall All Hands meeting is scheduled Thursday, September 27, at 11:30 in Hoversten Chapel. President Pribbenow will discuss fall enrollment results and discuss this year’s strategic initiatives, as well as the work to develop our next strategic plan, Augsburg2025, over the course of this year.

The meeting is open to all Augsburg staff and faculty. Remote access will be available. (The link will be provided next week.) A video replay of the meeting will be made available on the All Hands page within a few business days after the meeting for anyone not able to attend the meeting at the scheduled time.

Scaffolding Strategies for Integrative Learning Experiences – This Wednesday, 9/26

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 on Wednesday, September 26 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

Join Physics Students for a Rocketry Video Conference

submitted by aleshirn@augsburg.edu

First-year Physics students and members of Society of Physics Students (SPS)will be gathering in the Physics Lounge, which is located in HC 130 (Hagfors Center, 1st floor, North wing), at 4:30pm to participate in a high-powered rocketry video conference.

We strongly encourage and welcome students, regardless of their major, who are interested in building/launching rockets to come join our team and participate in this conference! It will be a valuable learning experience and will provide a great opportunity for those interested in high-powered rocketry.

If you have any questions regarding this event or if you have an interest in joining Society of Physics Students (SPS), Augsburg’s Aerospace Club, or both, please email the President of SPS, Noah Aleshire, at aleshirn@augsburg.edu.

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, 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.

Augsburg Parking Updates

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Augsburg has reached their parking capacity so Parking Services would like to notify that current requests for parking permits are unfortunately being denied. The Department of Public Safety is working to find solutions moving forward to be able to accommodate our community as best as possible. We thank you for your patience during this time and through the busy transition into the new academic year.

If you have a visitor or guest coming to campus, lot E is available for short term visits, up to 3 hours per day. Visitors need to come to the Public Safety window in the Urness/Mortensen lobby to obtain a permit. This lot is also a first come, first serve basis and there are only a limited number each day we can issue out. If it is full when they arrive, we do not have any additional on campus parking available to them.

Please refer your guest(s) to surrounding city street areas with the understanding that they will have to abide by the city’s restrictions and be subject to their enforcement if found in violation. There are pay ramps nearby at the U of M campus that your visitors will be welcome to use. We also encourage you to advise your guests and visitors to use alternate transit options.

For more information or if you have additional questions, please email parking@augsburg.edu. The typical response time is 2 business days, but we ask for added patience with the increased volume of emails and communication we are experiencing.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Augsburg Parking Services

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.

What do you have in common with the class of 1968?

submitted by codek@augsburg.edu

The never-ending showdown between Baby Boomers and Millennials will finally come to an end with the help of Augsburg’s class of 1968. Find out more about the huge, and hugely influential, generation with Homecoming 2018’s first Auggie Talk that will occur on Friday, October, 12 from 3:30pm-4:15pm in Sateren Auditorium. All are welcome!

This talk is hosted by the 50-year reunion class of 1968. Surprisingly you’ll find how much the two generations have in common! Five members of the class of 1968 will each present a 3-5 minute story of how their time at Augsburg influenced what they have done personally and professionally over the past 50 years. Each has pursued different paths since leaving Augsburg while impacting the world in meaningful ways. Topics will range from Vietnam to Social Activism to Diversity.

http://www.augsburg.edu/homecoming/schedule/

National Voter Registration Day – Tuesday, Sept. 25

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Student Affairs, Sabo Center and Student Government reps will be tabling on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 10-2 pm for National Voter Registration Day. 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.

Class visit request

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

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

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 our application (See link 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 Thursday, 9/27. Questions can be sent to stempeer@augsburg.edu.

STEM Peer Mentoring Application

Volunteers Needed This Weekend – Earn Community Service Hours + Free Pizza

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.

You do not need debate experience to judge! We train volunteers at every tournament.

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:

● September 22nd: MDTA Jamboree (Wayzata High School)

Later Opportunities:

● 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, or sign up here: http://www.augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague/volunteer/sign-up/

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

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

Volunteer With Us

Help Fight Food Waste: Volunteer at Open Feasts this Sunday

submitted by sehae@augsburg.edu

Open Feasts is seeking volunteers to help raise awareness about the issue of wasted food at the upcoming Open Streets festival on Nicollet Avenue this Sunday, September 23.

Find out how to volunteer here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfoOW2Jr6AO3b377LnJNAeotbAoK6fXLe08shP_8FrZ-aVvXA/viewform

Find out more about Open Feasts and who we are here:
http://foodwasteforum.umn.edu/open-feasts/

Open Ice

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 17th, the facility is reserved Monday and Wednesday for women’s open hockey, while Tuesday and Thursday will be for men’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.).

Story Circle TONIGHT

submitted by thompso2@augsburg.edu

You are invited to take part in a story circle that will help shape a new original musical theater piece about Augsburg. Help us create a play that tells authentic and diverse stories about what Augsburg means to all of us! Contact Sonja Thompson at thompso2@augsburg.edu for questions or to rsvp.

Friday, September 21 at 7:00pm — Anderson Music Hall, MUE 3 (choir room)

A Capella Auditions Today and Tomorrow

submitted by henryj@augsburg.edu

Calling all singers, rappers, beatboxers, and everyone in between!! Auditions are taking place TODAY and TOMORROW between 6-8pm in the choir room!! All you need to do is sign up for a time slot on the audition sheet between the band and choir room (M2 and M3) in the Anderson Music building, and bring your favorite verse and a chorus to audition with!! We absolutely can’t wait to see everyone there!! If you have any questions, email henryj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Parking Updates

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Augsburg has reached their parking capacity so Parking Services would like to notify that current requests for parking permits are unfortunately being denied. The Department of Public Safety is working to find solutions moving forward to be able to accommodate our community as best as possible. We thank you for your patience during this time and through the busy transition into the new academic year.

If you have a visitor or guest coming to campus, lot E is available for short term visits, up to 3 hours per day. Visitors need to come to the Public Safety window in the Urness/Mortensen lobby to obtain a permit. This lot is also a first come, first serve basis and there are only a limited number each day we can issue out. If it is full when they arrive, we do not have any additional on campus parking available to them.

Please refer your guest(s) to surrounding city street areas with the understanding that they will have to abide by the city’s restrictions and be subject to their enforcement if found in violation. There are pay ramps nearby at the U of M campus that your visitors will be welcome to use. We also encourage you to advise your guests and visitors to use alternate transit options.

For more information or if you have additional questions, please email parking@augsburg.edu. The typical response time is 2 business days, but we ask for added patience with the increased volume of emails and communication we are experiencing.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Augsburg Parking Services

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.

Fly with ASAC Logo Design Contest

submitted by daol@augsburg.edu

ASAC Logo Design Contest is opened to all Augsburg students, in search for the most suitable and creative logo for ASAC. The contest encourages Auggies spirit of being inclusive and diverse.

The due date for this contest is Friday 21st September. The winner will get their design chosen as ASAC 2018-2019 logo, and will receive a $300 prize. Isn’t that awesome?

For further details as well as submission link – – – > https://goo.gl/forms/pzehDhxeXVNO2dlR2 !
For rules and restriction, please review this – – – >. https://bit.ly/2L29BG6 !

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in mandatory University-sanctioned events, please contact us Augsburg Student Activity Council at asac@augsburg.edu. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

If you have any further inquiry, please contact us via email at asac@augsburg.edu

ASAC Logo Design Contest

Torstenson Scholars Travel to Tanna Island, Vanuatu

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

Torstenson Community Scholars and sociology majors, Briana Mitchell and Britta Andress, are spending this week on the island of Tanna. They are traveling with Professor Pippert and incoming member of the Board of Regents, Mark Johnson ’75. While on the island, they have been meeting with local residents and Peace Corp volunteers in an attempt to better understand the opportunities and challenges of life in a remote area with little access to power and clean water.

https://www.facebook.com/Sociology-at-Augsburg-University-218873671463141/

Nursing Students and Faculty Open a Health Commons in Rochester

submitted by sancheza@augsburg.edu

Starting September 24th, Augsburg University will establish a Rochester Health Commons. The Health Commons is a nursing-led free drop-in center that is dedicated to serving those in need. Augsburg first created this model of nursing care at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis in 1992, and now DNP students and faculty are establishing a Health Commons in Rochester. Our belief is that health is found through relationship-building and community engagement. We are here to listen and provide support. Other services include blood pressure checks, foot care, connections to community resources, and health discussions. We also have free supplies such as toiletries, oral care items, and socks. The Health Commons is located in L-7 in the basement of Bethel Lutheran Church and is open every Monday (except holidays) from 4:00-5:30. We invite you to come for a cup of coffee, to establish community, or to just get some socks! All are welcome!

Due TODAY: Apply for Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

Applications for Augsburg’s Mayo Innovations Scholar Program are available on the URGO website! This program is highly competitive and is primarily designed for juniors and seniors.

What is MISP?
In the process of conducting research, Mayo Clinic scientists have developed new products that may be marketable. These products are submitted to the Mayo Clinic Office of Intellectual Property (OIP) for a thorough investigation of marketability. The OIP has a significant backlog of products to be investigated. One of the backlogged products or inventions is assigned to each MISP team for investigative research and formal presentation at Mayo Clinic.

Augsburg’s team will consist of an MBA student, 3 undergraduate science students, 1 undergraduate business/economics student, and a Licensing Manager from the Mayo Clinic OIP. The team will work together to understand the science and applications of the projects or innovations and analyze the market potential. Each undergraduate student on the team will receive $1,000. Teams will begin work during October and the final presentations will be in March.

To Apply:
Applications can be found on the URGO website. Completed applications must be submitted to urgo@augsburg.edu by Thursday, September 20th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at urgo@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1441, or stop in at Hagfors Center 101.

Pre-Health Advising Session for New Augsburg Students

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

Friday, September 21st
2 pm
Oren Gateway 112

This session for new first-year and transfer students interested in pre-health will provide information on how to explore health careers and how to plan for the courses and experiences required by professional/graduate schools such as medical, dental, PA, PT, public health, and many others. Contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu with questions or to RSVP.

URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

Each year URGO offers $1,000 research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. These grants require 100 hours of research over the course of the academic year and are a great way to ease into research or to continue work on an existing project.

The application is available at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) at the “on-campus research” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals in the fall. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly and will begin reviewing proposals September 10th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Kirsten O’Brien at obrienk@augsburg.edu or x1446.

URGO Conference Travel Grants Available for Student Researchers

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

URGO offers up to $850 in travel funding for Augsburg undergraduates who have been accepted to present research at a professional conference. These funds can mitigate the high costs of travel such as airfare and lodging, and can contribute to students’ professionalization.

The application is available at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) at the “conference travel” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to work with their research mentor to submit a travel application as soon as possible after receiving acceptance to a conference. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly throughout the school year and will begin reviewing applications September 10th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Kirsten O’Brien at obrienk@augsburg.edu or x1446.

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/.

The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate

Course Evaluation Survey Information 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.
There are 3 information sessions: Tuesday Sept 25 from 12-1 in the Cedar Room with lunch provided. Please check in in Cedar. Wednesday Sept 26 from 1-2 pm in Cedar room (snack only) and finally October 9 at noon in Cedar Room. (No lunch that day). We welcome questions and feedback prior to the faculty meeting. If you cannot attend any of these sessions please contact a committee member directly before the faculty meeting. 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

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 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

Environmental Stewardship Committee Annual Report

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

As we start the new school year, the Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) is excited to share some sustainability stories from the 2017-2018 school year!

Water, composting, transportation, student projects, and more. This report is a small reflection of the environmental stewardship efforts that each of you are integral to making happen across campus as we work towards our collective goals.

Thanks for your support in these efforts, and we look forward to sharing more successes with you this year!

Environmental Stewardship Committee Annual Report

Free $$ 4U: Study Abroad Gilman Scholarship Workshop TODAY

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Study Abroad Gilman Scholarship Workshop TODAY Sept 20

Come learn all about how study abroad works at Augsburg, and about the Gilman Scholarship for study abroad, where you can win $5000-$8000 for your experience. You’ll leave with a great start on your essays and ideas for programs that will meet your requirements. The Gilman Scholarship is open to all US citizens who are Pell Grant eligible.

WORKSHOP Info:

Thursday, Sept 20
3:45 – 4:45pm
LIN 301

There is a pile of money on the floor! Will you pick it up?

Questions before the workshop? Email: abroad@augsburg.edu

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship

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 Annual Health Fair – 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 the Quad (weather permitting) from 10:30 – 1:00 pm. The many 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. Any questions call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Faculty/Staff Please Submit Your Volunteers for the Month of Sept.

submitted by burton@augsburg.edu

Every month the Alumni Relations Office records the alumni, Faculty or Staff who stay engaged with the campus by volunteering their time. 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, Faculty or Staff 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.

Help Fight Food Waste with Open Feasts this Sunday

submitted by sehae@augsburg.edu

Open Feasts is seeking volunteers to help raise awareness about the issue of wasted food at the upcoming Open Streets festival on Nicollet Avenue this Sunday, September 23.

Find out how to volunteer here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfoOW2Jr6AO3b377LnJNAeotbAoK6fXLe08shP_8FrZ-aVvXA/viewform

Find out more about Open Feasts and who we are here:
http://foodwasteforum.umn.edu/open-feasts/

Prep Sessions – On-campus Career & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for an internship or entry level position? Plan to attend a
20 minute prep session to prepare for the Career & Internship Fair.
Prep session dates and times can be found on Handshake in the events tab.

Prep sessions are being held today at 4:00 and 5:00 pm in the Strommen Center (Suite 100, Christensen Center). Attending a prep session will help you to be more confident and successful at the upcoming job fair, which will be held on Thursday, September 27th. It is free and open to all students.

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!

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

Volunteers Needed This Weekend – Earn Service Hours & Free Pizza

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.

You do not need debate experience to judge! We train volunteers at every tournament.

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:

● September 22nd: MDTA Jamboree (Wayzata High School)

Later Opportunities:

● 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

Learn More

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

Community Opportunity Fair TODAY

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Come to the Community Opportunity Fair on TODAY, September 20th from 11am-1pm in the quad outside of Christensen Center to meet people from over 25 different community organizations and learn about service-learning, internship, volunteer and advocacy opportunities.
For more information, please contact Mary Laurel True in the Sabo Center, truem@augsburg.edu

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.

Scaffolding Strategies for Integrative Learning Experiences – This Wednesday, 9/26

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 on Wednesday, September 26 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

Audition for A Cappella

submitted by henryj@augsburg.edu

Calling all singers, rappers, beatboxers, and everyone in between!! Do you want to be apart of a tight-knit musical family this year? If so, try out for a cappella!! Auditions are taking place this Thursday and Friday between 6-8pm in the choir room!! All you need to do is sign up for a time slot on the audition sheet between the band and choir room (M2 and M3) in the Anderson Music building, and bring your favorite verse and a chorus to audition with!! We absolutely can’t wait to see everyone there!! If you have any questions, email henryj@augsburg.edu.

Morning Prayer in Gundale Chapel, Hagfors

submitted by schenko@augsburg.edu

Please join Campus Ministry intern Ole Schenk, and Student Deacon Cody Thompson for Scripture, song, and reflective and contemplative prayers in the Christian tradition. We meet Tuesday mornings for 15 minutes at Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors, beginning September 25th. Take a moment to answer the linked survey for which time is best for you. Choose as many options that fit. We will follow up with the time that fits for the most people. https://goo.gl/forms/Ab0LyPBWCtuSf3RP2

Transit Fair – TODAY Wed., Sept. 19

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Meet reps from HourCar, Metro Transit, Van Share, and Cycles for Change to learn more about Transit Options. Student reps from the Environmental Action Committee will be there with information on the Bike Share and Metro Transit Card Share program.
Collect stamps from participating agencies and get your name in a drawing for a $25 Target gift card. We’re drawing 4 names.
10-2 pm Christensen Center

Apply for Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

Applications for Augsburg’s Mayo Innovations Scholar Program are available on the URGO website! This program is highly competitive and is primarily designed for juniors and seniors.

What is MISP?
In the process of conducting research, Mayo Clinic scientists have developed new products that may be marketable. These products are submitted to the Mayo Clinic Office of Intellectual Property (OIP) for a thorough investigation of marketability. The OIP has a significant backlog of products to be investigated. One of the backlogged products or inventions is assigned to each MISP team for investigative research and formal presentation at Mayo Clinic.

Augsburg’s team will consist of an MBA student, 3 undergraduate science students, 1 undergraduate business/economics student, and a Licensing Manager from the Mayo Clinic OIP. The team will work together to understand the science and applications of the projects or innovations and analyze the market potential. Each undergraduate student on the team will receive $1,000. Teams will begin work during October and the final presentations will be in March.

To Apply:
Applications can be found on the URGO website. Completed applications must be submitted to urgo@augsburg.edu by Thursday, September 20th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at urgo@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1441, or stop in at Hagfors Center 101.

Pre-Health Advising Session for New Augsburg Students

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

Friday, September 21st
2 pm
Oren Gateway 112

This session for new first-year and transfer students interested in pre-health will provide information on how to explore health careers and how to plan for the courses and experiences required by professional/graduate schools such as medical, dental, PA, PT, public health, and many others. Contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu with questions or to RSVP.

URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

Each year URGO offers $1,000 research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. These grants require 100 hours of research over the course of the academic year and are a great way to ease into research or to continue work on an existing project.

The application is available at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) at the “on-campus research” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals in the fall. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly and will begin reviewing proposals September 10th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Kirsten O’Brien at obrienk@augsburg.edu or x1446.

URGO Conference Travel Grants Available for Student Researchers

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

URGO offers up to $850 in travel funding for Augsburg undergraduates who have been accepted to present research at a professional conference. These funds can mitigate the high costs of travel such as airfare and lodging, and can contribute to students’ professionalization.

The application is available at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) at the “conference travel” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to work with their research mentor to submit a travel application as soon as possible after receiving acceptance to a conference. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly throughout the school year and will begin reviewing applications September 10th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Kirsten O’Brien at obrienk@augsburg.edu or x1446.

Queer Indigenous and People of Color First Meeting of the Year

submitted by littleja@augsburg.edu

Hey everyone!

Augsburg Queer Indigenous and People of Color would like to invite you to our first general meeting of the year! We’ll be meeting September 19th (today) in Hagsfors 301 from 4:30-5:30! Come through, get to know everybody, eat some pizza and have a good time!

We hope to see you all there!

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

Spring break in New York City

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

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 1st!

More Program Info and Application

Gilman Scholarship Workshop

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Study Abroad Gilman Scholarship Workshops Sept 19 & 20 Come learn all about how study abroad works at Augsburg, and about the Gilman Scholarship for study abroad, where you can win $5000-$8000 for your experience. You’ll leave with a great start on your essays and ideas for programs that will meet your requirements. The Gilman Scholarship is open to all US citizens who are Pell Grant eligible. WORKSHOPS Wednesday, Sept 19 12:30 – 1:30pm LIN 301 Thursday, Sept 20 3:45 – 4:45pm LIN 301 There is a pile of money on the floor! Will you pick it up? Questions before the workshop? Email: abroad@augsburg.edu

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship

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

Learn More

Space is still available — Batalden Book Club

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

Were you worried that there were no more spaces in the Fall 2018 Batalden Book Club? Well, there is no need for additional worry, because there are still spaces available in the Fall 2018 Batalden Book Club!

We will be reading Christine Toomey’s “In Search of Buddha’s Daughters” (books provided by the Batalden program). Our discussion will be on Wed., November 28th, from noon to 2pm (location TBD). The book club is open to all staff and faculty; it is limited to 15 people on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested, please email Bibiana Koh, current Batalden Scholar in Applied Ethics, at koh@augsburg.edu. (Even if you’re not interested, please help spread the word! )

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/

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.

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 C, K, B and L
Faculty Staff: D, L and G

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.

Come and tell your stories about 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, whether as staff, student, faculty, coach, neighbor, associate, or as an 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. This is an opportunity to tell us the stories that are sometimes forgotten or left untold.

Our first Story Circle takes place Friday, September 21 at 7:00pm in the Anderson Music Hall Choir Room, M3. Space is limited to 25 people. To reserve your spot, please RSVP to Sonja Thompson at thompso2@augsburg.edu

Get Personalized News from Auggie Connections

submitted by chambek2@augsburg.edu

Stay up to date on the news you want to see in your inbox from our students, faculty and alumni by signing up for the Auggie Connections Newsletter: http://www.augsburg.edu/alumni/connect/publications/

After your initial sign up, you will be able to select the frequency and content preferences for your personalized Auggie Connections Newsletter.

For example, if you’d like to know what our alumni have been up to, you’ll get stories sent to your inbox like this one about one of our First Decade Award winners, Joshua Harris ’08: http://www.augsburg.edu/alumni/2018/09/17/meet-first-decade-award-winner-joshua-harris-08/

Auggie Connections Newsletter

Save the Date: Indigenous Peoples Day Film Event

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Native American Film Series Event! October 8, 2018
Please join us for the international opening of The Eagle and The Condor–From Standing Rock with Love. Our evening event will include a virtual introduction from the filmmaker (Kahstosera’a Paulette Moore), broadcast globally to supporters like the Augsburg Native American Film Series, and stories from our students and community members who participated in the fight against DAPL. We look forward to hearing your stories of Standing Rock as part of our conversation after the film.

The film is based around prophecy of the Eagle and Condor that originates with nations from the South and features ceremony held at the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) site on Indigenous People’s Day, October 10th, 2016. The ancient prophecy predicted the epic Standing Rock water protection actions – and continues to challenge all to identify and unite our gifts and power.

Augsburg Native American Film Series

Audition for A Cappella

submitted by henryj@augsburg.edu

Calling all singers, rappers, and beatboxers!! Do you want to be apart of a tight-knit musical family this year? If so, try out for a cappella!! Auditions are taking place this Thursday and Friday between 6-8pm in the choir room!! All you need to do is sign up for a time slot on the audition sheet between the band and choir room (M2 and M3) in the Anderson Music building, and bring your favorite verse and a chorus to audition with!! We absolutely can’t wait to see everyone there!!