Songwriting Club Second Meet

submitted by thaokk7@augsburg.edu

Hello songwriters, songwriting club will be having their second meeting this week. Come hang, create, share, teach or learn about songwriting. All levels of music knowledge is welcomed. This is a safe space for Augsburg students to express their musicality.

Please come join this Thursday, Novemeber 1st, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7pm at Charles Anderson, Music Department, room M16.

Contact thaokk7@augsburg.edu if there are questions or concerns. Thank You!

Environmental Action Committee: Clean Up of Murphy Square 10/31

submitted by saldivae@augsburg.edu

The Environmental Action Committee will be hosting a clean up of Murphy Square and the Highway Bypass Wednesday October 31 @ 5:30 PM – 6PM.
Afterwards the Environmental Action Committee is buying Hot Chocolate for everyone who helps during this event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1921236367923400/

Lot G closed Wednesday, Oct 31st

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Beginning Wednesday, October 31st at 6:00am, lot G will be barricaded for an event that is being hosted at Augsburg. The event’s permitted guests will use lot G from 6:00am until 6:00pm. At 6:00pm, the barricades will be taken down and the lot will be available again to the authorized permit holders. If you typically park in this lot, the institution would like to encourage you to use lots D or L during the time listed.

Thank you!

The Arsonists Tickets Now On Sale

submitted by gustafse@augsburg.edu

Tickets for Augsburg Theater Department’s production of ‘The Arsonists’ are now on sale at http://www.augsburg.edu/theater/current-season/ticket-information/.

Student – $3.00
Faculty/Staff – $6.00
Non-Augsburg Students – $5.00
Augsburg Alumni – $4.00
General Public – $8.00

Augsburg Theater Department is now offering online purchases for tickets! Tickets are prepaid online, eliminating lines and wait time. Simply bring your printed or downloaded ticket to the theater door or take the gamble and buy at the box office (cash or check only) 45 mins prior to show time.

http://www.augsburg.edu/theater/current-season/ticket-information

Reduced-price tickets to a concert of interest

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

Augsburg faculty and staff are invited to reserve up to 2 reduced-price ($10 off) tickets for seating in the A, B, or C section at any of the three upcoming Twin Cities performances of Empire, Religion, War, Peace: Music from Europe’s 30-Year Conflict, 1618-1648. This concert prominently features Germany’s greatest composer of the early Baroque, Heinrich Schütz, whose Lutheran liturgical music was the first to employ the German language in the dramatic (operatic) style taking Italy by storm. The program is a collaboration between the voices of St. Paul’s internationally acclaimed The Rose Ensemble and the historical brass players of the bi-coastal Dark Horse Consort. Kristina Boerger, Augsburg’s Professor of Choral Leadership, will be a featured soprano with The Rose Ensemble, and the Augsburg Choir under her direction will be sharing the stage on three numbers in the concert. Performance dates are 11/16, 8pm at University Lutheran Church of Hope in Minneapolis; 11/17, 8pm at Church of Saint Albert the Great in Minneapolis and 11/18, 3pm at Church of the Assumption in St. Paul.

For details on the program and the performers, visit:

https://www.roseensemble.org/shows/empire-religion-war-peace-music-europes-30-year-conflict-1618-1648

http://www.darkhorseconsort.org/welcome/

You may make your ticket request by calling the Rose office phone, 651.225.4340, or by using the Rose website:

https://www.roseensemble.org/

On ordering, you must give the code: AUGSBURG

The code will be active through Monday, 11/12.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Boerger at: boerger@augsburg.edu

https://www.roseensemble.org/

Students, Free tickets to a concert of interest

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

You are invited to reserve up to 2 free tickets for seating in the C section at any of the three upcoming Twin Cities performances of Empire, Religion, War, Peace: Music from Europe’s 30-Year Conflict, 1618-1648. This concert prominently features Germany’s greatest composer of the early Baroque, Heinrich Schütz, whose Lutheran liturgical music was the first to employ the German language in the dramatic (operatic) style taking Italy by storm. The program is a collaboration between the voices of St. Paul’s internationally acclaimed The Rose Ensemble and the historical brass players of the bi-coastal Dark Horse Consort. Kristina Boerger, Augsburg’s Professor of Choral Leadership, will be a featured soprano with The Rose Ensemble, and the Augsburg Choir under her direction will be sharing the stage on three numbers in the concert. Performance dates are 11/16, 8pm at University Lutheran Church of Hope in Minneapolis; 11/17, 8pm at Church of Saint Albert the Great in Minneapolis and 11/18, 3pm at Church of the Assumption in St. Paul.

For details on the program and the performers, visit:

https://www.roseensemble.org/shows/empire-religion-war-peace-music-europes-30-year-conflict-1618-1648

http://www.darkhorseconsort.org/welcome/

You may make your ticket request by calling the Rose office phone, 651.225.4340, or by using the Rose website:

www.RoseEnsemble.org

On ordering, you must give the code: AUGGIES

The code will be active through Monday, 11/12.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Boerger at: boerger@augsburg.edu

www.RoseEnsemble.org

Attend Seminary & Divinity School Day on November 15

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Are you curious about possibilities of future graduate level theological study? Are you considering pastoral ministry? Are you interested in the intersection of nonprofit or sustainability work and faith? Whether you are curious to test the waters of seminary or divinity school, or you know for certain it’s something you want to do, this day is for you! Seminary & Divinity School Day is a great opportunity to explore the variety of options.

Join us for Seminary and Divinity School Day on Thursday, November 15. A group of Auggies will travel to St. Olaf College on November 15th. There we will gather with students from other area colleges to meet with representatives from at least 7 Seminary and Divinity Schools around the country for this special day of vocational reflection and conversation!

This event is free and includes lunch. Transportation to St. Olaf College will be provided to those who pre-register through the Christensen Center for Vocation. We will leave Augsburg at 8:30 am and return around 2:30 pm.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2018/10/05/2018-seminary-and-divinity-school-day/

REGISTER SOON THROUGH THE LINK BELOW! Note that the last day to register is Wednesday, November 7.

Note that the last day to register is Wednesday, November 7.

Questions? Email ccv@augsburg.edu

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScv3S5kQAC1TEMzOKSca8qiXg2xG4K7r0JAfOK8Ik3sCn4NkA/viewform

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.

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

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for a one-year, 2019-2020 academic year, post-baccalaureate research experience in empirical biomedical ethics as part of the Mayo Clinic Graduate Research Employment Program (GREP). GREP is designed for individuals who plan to attend graduate or medical school and must receive their bachelor’s degree before the position starts.
Interested applicants should email the following materials to bioethics@mayo.edu by March 15, 2019:
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals and how biomedical ethics research relates to those plans
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors. Letters should be sent directly to Dr. Richard Sharp, Program Director, by the recommender.

For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

Summer Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Ethics

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for its 2019 summer undergraduate research program in biomedical ethics. This program is highly competitive and 3-6 students will be selected. Each student will be placed with a faculty mentor for approximately 10 weeks. Students will participate in educational session on bioethics research and lunch meetings with faculty.
Interested applicants should apply to job posting 103572BR: Bioethics Intern on the Mayo Clinic jobs website (http://www.mayoclinic.org/jobs ) by January 11, 2019.

Candidates must attach the following to the online application:
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals & how bioethics research relates to those goals
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors

For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

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 15

More Program Info and Application

Business majors: earn your Keystone 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 15

More Program Info and Application

It’s Model UN application time

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Apply now to take the spring semester Model UN course, POL 368. Members of this class will participate in the 59th Midwest Model United Nations from February 20-23, 2019, held in St. Louis, Missouri.

In this course, you will gain in-depth understanding of the United Nations and international diplomacy through the process of preparation for attending the conference in February. Students research a country and set of issues for the committee on which they will serve.

The conference provides experiential learning that enables you to develop a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN, and a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research. This opportunity is a great chance to put your learning into practice!

For more information about the course, contact professor Liz Klages, who will be teaching the course and leading the delegation to St. Louis.

Apply by December 1

Model UN Course & Program Info and Application

Space still available- Practice Your Interview Skills w/ Alumni

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Students are invited to participate in an one-on-one Mock Interview on campus with alumni on Thursday, November 8th. Schedule a 20 minute slot between 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Applying to on-campus jobs? Internships? Full-time positions?

Improve your interviewing skills in a pressure-free environment by attending a practice interview night hosted by Strommen Career & Internship Services, Alumni-Parent Relations and the Alumni Board. Hear insights from recent Auggie grads on how to answer some of the most commonly asked interview questions, as well as, other tips and tricks to help you stand out and land your next role! In
addition, students will have an opportunity to have their resume reviewed by an employer.

Register early as space is limited

Don’t Miss the Next EDTalk

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Come to Hagfors 151 before the next Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, November 7th. Katie Bishop will be discussing “How Class Matters at Augsburg”. She will also offer suggestions about how you can help support your students in the classroom.

The EDTalks take place from 3:20-3:35 in HC 151 just prior to the faculty meetings. For more about the talks and other events offered by CTL visit our website.

CTL

It’s Not Too Late to Volunteer with the Urban Debate League

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’re 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 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:

● 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

Jam Session with Prof. Kunz

submitted by stottrup@augsburg.edu

Have you ever wanted to make your own jam or jelly? Join Professor Joan Kunz to learn how in the Food Lab. Participants will leave with their own jar of jelly (while supplies last)! Or bring your own fruit and jars to make your own -please contact Prof. Stottrup to coordinate if this is your plan.

When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Sunday, November 4.
Where: The Food Lab: HC-108

Sponsors: ACS, SPS, Campus Kitchens

Message from President Pribbenow: We stand with our Jewish sisters and brothers

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Dear Friends,

We are grieving. This past week, we witnessed heartbreaking and tragic acts of violence and bigotry, driven by hatred and fear, against Jewish and African American members of our community. We saw blatant efforts to harm and intimidate those with opposing political views. We witnessed, as well, attempts to deny the identities of those who are transgender or gender fluid. During yesterday’s interfaith vigil in the chapel, we stood together in witness to the fear, pain, and devastation rippling through our community and especially through the lives of our Jewish friends and neighbors. This fear is known first hand by far too many in our community–people who do not feel safe, valued for who they are, or seen. We must–and do–stand against the forces of hate and violence.

At this time in our nation’s history, every single voice is needed to send the unmistakably clear message that we reject violent and discriminatory acts and the hate that fuels them. Words matter; silence only gives license to the bigotry.

Actions matter, too. So I join Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA (link below), in inviting each of you to reach out to our Jewish friends, family members, colleagues and students, to share our words of care, support, love, and protection. To all those who fear and grieve this day: We see you, we stand with you, and we will not relent in this fight against hatred nor in our commitment to building a world where all are safe and welcome.

Paul C. Pribbenow
President

ELCA presiding bishop response to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Tuesday, Nov. 6 elections

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Minnesota holds its midterm elections on Tues., Nov. 6. Information about how to register, where to vote, sample ballot – and more, is available from the Minnesota Secretary of State website, https://www.sos.state.mn.us/

Early voting began on Sept. 21 and continues through Nov. 5

Students living on campus can vote in the precinct for Augsburg and register online or on Election Day. Augsburg will provide the City of Minneapolis Board of Election with a list of resident students.

Augsburg will be the voting place for its local precinct – Marshall room, Christensen Center.

TODAY: Shutter Island 7pm

submitted by ellenbuj@augsburg.edu

On Tuesday, October 30th join the Augsburg Psychological Association in watching Shutter Island. The movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Hagfors 150b. Popcorn and candy will be provided. After the movie there will be an optional discussion opportunity where folks are invited to talk about psychological topics seen in the movie.

Any questions can be directed to ellenbuj@augsburg.edu

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for a one-year, 2019-2020 academic year, post-baccalaureate research experience in empirical biomedical ethics as part of the Mayo Clinic Graduate Research Employment Program (GREP). GREP is designed for individuals who plan to attend graduate or medical school and must receive their bachelor’s degree before the position starts.
Interested applicants should email the following materials to bioethics@mayo.edu by March 15, 2019:
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals and how biomedical ethics research relates to those plans
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors. Letters should be sent directly to Dr. Richard Sharp, Program Director, by the recommender.

For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

Summer Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Ethics

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for its 2019 summer undergraduate research program in biomedical ethics. This program is highly competitive and 3-6 students will be selected. Each student will be placed with a faculty mentor for approximately 10 weeks. Students will participate in educational session on bioethics research and lunch meetings with faculty.
Interested applicants should apply to job posting 103572BR: Bioethics Intern on the Mayo Clinic jobs website (http://www.mayoclinic.org/jobs ) by January 11, 2019.

Candidates must attach the following to the online application:
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals & how bioethics research relates to those goals
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors

For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

Looking for Computer Science Courses?

submitted by matz@augsburg.edu

Beginning with the current registration period, all Computer Science (CSC) courses will be listed in the Records & Registration system under the broader department heading of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science. This move was brought about by the recent merger of the Mathematics & Statistics and Computer Science Departments.

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for October

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

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 15

More Program Info and Application

Norwegian Julefest: Thursday, November 29

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Start off your holiday season with participating at the 5th Annual Julefest, the Twin Cities’ Scandinavian Christmas party!

When: Thursday, November 29
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Watson Block, Minneapolis

After all, our very own institution, Augsburg University, was founded by Norwegian immigrants 150 years ago, and this is a way to celebrate our own heritage and network with the Norwegian (and Scandinavian) community in Minnesota.

We have been asked to recruit 4 volunteers for the evening. This will provide you with free access to the event including food and drinks.

Interested? Please contact Bettine at hermansb@augsburg.edu

I look forward to having you join us!

Julefest Tickets and Registration

URGO Conference Travel Grants Available for Student Researchers

submitted by kundell@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.

URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

submitted by kundell@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

Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

Save the Date: November 14, 2018
Augsburg Native American Film Series Presents : Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian
“Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian” is “a deeply personal family film that follows Kate Beane, an urban, Dakota scholar, and her family as they trace the remarkable life of their celebrated relative, Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman), an important author, activist, lecturer and one of the first Native American doctors. Along the way, Beane uncovers uncanny parallels between their lives, through they were born more than 100 years apart” (Vision Maker Media).
Please join Kate Beane and executive producer Syd Beane for an evening of conversation about this remarkable film and their family heritage.

Location and Time
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows

This event is free to the public

Augsburg Native American Film Series

How Class Matters at Augsburg: EdTalk

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

On Wednesday, November 7th from 3:20-3:35, Katie Bishop will give a talk about the impact of class status for students navigating higher education. She will focus on specific student outcomes and offer suggestions for supporting students in the classroom.

EdTalks are the perfect way to get inspired just before the monthly faculty meetings. Grab your coffee and come for this important discussion.

As always, please visit the CTL website for more about the pre-faculty meeting EdTalks and other CTL events.

CTL

Lot G closed Wednesday, Oct 31st

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Beginning Wednesday, October 31st at 6:00am, lot G will be barricaded for an event that is being hosted at Augsburg. The event’s permitted guests will use lot G from 6:00am until 6:00pm. At 6:00pm, the barricades will be taken down and the lot will be available again to the authorized permit holders. If you typically park in this lot, the institution would like to encourage you to use lots D or L during the time listed.

Thank you!

Complete This Semester’s Service Hours with the Urban Debate League

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’re 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:

● 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

Practice Your Interview Skills – Register Now

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Students are invited to participate in an one-on-one Mock Interview on campus!
Thursday, November 8th
Schedule a 20 minute slot between 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Applying to on-campus jobs? Internships? Full-time positions?

Improve your interviewing skills in a pressure-free environment by attending a practice interview night hosted by Strommen Career & Internship Services, Alumni-Parent Relations and the Alumni Board. Hear insights from recent Auggie grads on how to answer some of the most commonly asked interview questions, as well as, other tips and tricks to help you stand out and land your next role! In
addition, students will have an opportunity to have their resume reviewed by an employer.

Register early as space is limited

What Happens When We Die? — Interfaith Meal and Conversation

submitted by boehmer@augsburg.edu

What Happens When we Die?
Interfaith Community Meal and Conversation
Tuesday, Oct 30, 5:30-7:30pm
Cedar Commons (2001 Riverside Ave, lower level)

All are welcome to gather around a meal and share in conversation about religious beliefs and cultural practices around the topic of death and dying.

Co-hosted by: West Bank CDC Women’s Group, Augsburg University Campus Ministry and Trinity Lutheran Congregation.

With questions, please contact intern@trinitylutherancongregation.org.

Standing in Solidarity with the Pittsburgh Jewish Community

submitted by glissmeg@augsburg.edu

On Saturday, October 27, a gunman killed several people and wounded others in an anti-Semitic attack during a Sabbath service at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Augsburg Hillel understands that this is a frightening time for Jewish students on campus as our sense of safety feels threatened.

If you need resources or to talk, please reach out to any of the leadership of Augsburg Hillel or to the staff of the Center for Wellness and Counseling. We’re here for you during this tragic time.

It’s Model UN application time

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Apply now to take the spring semester Model UN course, POL 368. Members of this class will travel together to participate in the 59th Midwest Model United Nations from February 20-23, 2019, held in St. Louis, Missouri.

In this course, you will gain in-depth understanding of the United Nations and international diplomacy through the process of preparation for attending the conference in February. Students research a country and set of issues for the committee on which they will serve.

The conference provides experiential learning that enables you to develop a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN, and a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research. This opportunity is a great chance to put your learning into practice!

For more information about the course, contact professor Liz Klages, who will be teaching the course and leading the delegation to St. Louis.

Apply by December 1

Model UN Course & Program Info and Application

Spend your Spring Semester Abroad. Apply by November 15

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

It’s not too late to apply for spring semester abroad!

The application deadline for the following spring semester abroad programs is November 15.

CGEE in Mexico: Liberal Arts, Education, or Social Work tracks available. Perfect for sophomores, and most majors

CGEE in Central America: Poli Sci, Spanish, History, Religion, Gender studies courses.

CGEE in Southern Africa: Poli Sci, History, Religion, Gender studies, Science with Lab, Yoga, and Internship courses.

The tuition for these programs is LOWER than on-campus. Financial aid applies and additional scholarships are available.

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

Business majors: earn your Keystone in Guatemala on Spring Break

submitted by stoddard@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 15

Info, Scholarship, and Application info here

Interfaith Vigil in Honor of Pittsburgh Jewish Community

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join campus ministry for an interfaith prayer vigil at 10:40 a.m. in Hoversten chapel. This vigil provides space for lament, for honoring the Pittsburgh Jewish community, for recommitting ourselves to work against hate and anti-Semitic violence, and to building solidarity across differences in our community.

http://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry

Looking for Computer Science Courses?

submitted by matz@augsburg.edu

Beginning with the current registration period, all Computer Science (CSC) courses will be listed in the Records & Registration system under the broader department heading of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science. This move was brought about by the recent merger of the Mathematics & Statistics and Computer Science Departments.

Katie Bishop for Next EDTalk

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Just prior to the Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, November 7th, Katie Bishop give a brief discussion on the impact of class status for students navigating higher education. The talk will focus on specific student outcomes and offer suggestions for supporting students in the classroom.

Grab a coffee and come to Hagfors 151 ready to listen and learn. The talk begins at 3:20 and finishes just in time for the meeting.

For more information about the pre-faculty meeting EDTalks and other CTL events, please visit the CTL website.

http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/

CTL

Morning Chapel: Mindful Monday

  1. submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Note: This service has been replaced by an Interfaith Vigil in Honor of Pittsburgh Jewish Community.

Please join campus ministry for an interfaith prayer vigil at 10:40am in Hoversten chapel. This vigil provides space for lament, for honoring the Pittsburgh Jewish community, for recommitting ourselves to work against hate and anti-Semitic violence, and to building solidarity across differences in our community.

http://amail.augsburg.edu/2018/10/29/interfaith-vigil-in-honor-of-pittsburgh-jewish-community/

 

What Happens When We Die?–Interfaith Meal and Conversation

submitted by boehmer@augsburg.edu

What Happens When we Die?
Interfaith community meal and conversation
Tuesday, Oct 30, 5:30-7:30pm
Cedar Commons (2001 Riverside Ave, lower level)

All are welcome to gather around a meal and share in conversation about religious beliefs and cultural practices around the topic of death and dying.

Co-hosted by: West Bank CDC Women’s Group, Augsburg University Campus Ministry and Trinity Lutheran Congregation.

With questions, please contact intern@trinitylutherancongregation.org.

Assist with Debate Tournaments for Extra $

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).

Assist with Debate Tournaments for Extra $

Don’t Forget to Complete Your Service Hours: Volunteer with MNUDL

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’re 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:

● 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

Lot G closed Wednesday, Oct 31st

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Beginning Wednesday, October 31st at 6:00am, lot G will be barricaded for an event that is being hosted at Augsburg. The event’s permitted guests will use lot G from 6:00am until 6:00pm. At 6:00pm, the barricades will be taken down and the lot will be available again to the authorized permit holders. If you typically park in this lot, the institution would like to encourage you to use lots D or L during the time listed.

Thank you!

Practice Your Interview Skills – Register Now

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Students are invited to participate in a one-on-one Mock Interview on campus!
Thursday, November 8th
Schedule a 20 minute slot between 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Applying to on-campus jobs? Internships? Full-time positions?

Improve your interviewing skills in a pressure-free environment by attending a practice interview night hosted by Strommen Career & Internship Services, Alumni-Parent Relations and the Alumni Board. Hear insights from recent Auggie grads on how to answer some of the most commonly asked interview questions, as well as, other tips and tricks to help you stand out and land your next role! In
addition, students will have an opportunity to have their resume reviewed by an employer.

Register early as space is limited

Register early as space is limited

Tuesday: Social Security Information Session

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

On October 30th, Rhonda Whiteneck, of the Social Security Administration, will return to Augsburg to 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 30 from 9:30 – 10:30 am
Where: OGC 100

Questions? Contact hr@augsburg.edu

Tues., Nov. 6 elections

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Minnesota holds its midterm elections on Tues., Nov. 6. Information about how to register, where to vote, sample ballot – and more, is available from the Minnesota Secretary of State website, https://www.sos.state.mn.us/

Early voting began on Sept. 21 and continues through Nov. 5

Students living on campus can vote in the precinct for Augsburg and register online or on Election Day. Augsburg will provide the City of Minneapolis Board of Election with a list of resident students.

Augsburg will be the voting place for its local precinct – Marshall room, Christensen Center.

Welcome Spencer Leary to the Gage Center

submitted by mcgillik@augsburg.edu

On October 24, Spencer Leary joined our team as the CLASS/Gage Center Administrative Assistant. Spencer earned his B.A. in English from the University of Minnesota. He has experience in freelance editing and administrative support/reception for several organizations. Please join us in welcoming Spencer to the Augsburg community.

Attend Seminary & Divinity School Day on November 15

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Are you curious about possibilities of future graduate level theological study? Are you considering pastoral ministry? Are you interested in the intersection of nonprofit or sustainability work and faith? Whether you are curious to test the waters of seminary or divinity school, or you know for certain it’s something you want to do, this day is for you! Seminary & Divinity School Day is a great opportunity to explore the variety of options.

Join us for Seminary and Divinity School Day on Thursday, November 15. A group of Auggies will travel to St. Olaf College on November 15th. There we will gather with students from other area colleges to meet with representatives from at least 7 Seminary and Divinity Schools around the country for this special day of vocational reflection and conversation!

This event is free and includes lunch. Transportation to St. Olaf College will be provided to those who pre-register through the Christensen Center for Vocation. We will leave Augsburg at 8:30 am and return around 2:30 pm.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2018/10/05/2018-seminary-and-divinity-school-day/

REGISTER SOON THROUGH THE LINK BELOW! Note that the last day to register is Wednesday, November 7.

Note that the last day to register is Wednesday, November 7.

Questions? Email ccv@augsburg.edu

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScv3S5kQAC1TEMzOKSca8qiXg2xG4K7r0JAfOK8Ik3sCn4NkA/viewform

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 15

More Program Info and Application

Lot G closed Wednesday, Oct 31

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Beginning Wednesday, October 31st at 6:00am, lot G will be barricaded for an event that is being hosted at Augsburg. The event’s permitted guests will use lot G from 6:00am until 6:00pm. At 6:00pm, the barricades will be taken down and the lot will be available again to the authorized permit holders. If you typically park in this lot, the institution would like to encourage you to use lots D or L during the time listed.

Thank you!

Demystifying Social Security Information Session

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 30 from 9:30 – 10:30 am
Where: OGC 100

Questions? Contact hr@augsburg.edu

Very Last Chance: Forum Survey

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Last month, Augsburg University hosted the 30th Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis (NPPF). This was the final Forum bearing the Nobel name, and building on our 30 years of experience, there is strong interest in continuing to convene an annual international forum at Augsburg to showcase our commitments to global perspectives, living faith, active citizenship, and meaningful work.

As we look toward the future, we want your ideas for what a redesigned Forum might look and feel like here at Augsburg. How will a “signature event” that expresses our institutional commitments be designed to align with students interests and curriculum across a range of departments?

Please share your voice and ideas with us. Click on the survey link below that best describes your role at Augsburg:

Faculty – http://augsburg.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SB2wDeHIyYIDel
Students – http://augsburg.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eFDm1bIx2lHzz4V
Staff – http://augsburg.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3BFqAjAJNmu8rjf

Last chance to submit is today, Friday October 26th.

Eight lucky participants (4 students/4 faculty and staff) will receive a $25.00 Visa gift card at the end of the survey process!

Practice Your Interview Skills – Sign Up Today

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Students are invited to participate in a one-on-one Mock Interview on campus!
Thursday, November 8th
Schedule a 20 minute slot between 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Applying to on-campus jobs? Internships? Full-time positions?

Improve your interviewing skills in a pressure-free environment by attending a practice interview night co-hosted by Strommen Career & Internship Services, Alumni-Parent Relations and the Young Alumni Council. Hear insights from recent Auggie grads on how to answer some of the most commonly asked interview questions, as well as other tips and tricks to help you stand out and land your next role!

Register early as space is limited

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

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 October or will be volunteering before November 1st. Please email me if you have any questions. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our records up-to-date!

Tuesday 10/30: Psychological Thriller Night featuring Shutter Island

submitted by ellenbuj@augsburg.edu

On Tuesday, October 30th join the Augsburg Psychological Association in watching Shutter Island. The movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Hagfors 150b. Popcorn and candy will be provided. After the movie there will be an optional discussion opportunity where folks are invited to talk about psychological topics seen in the movie.

Any questions can be directed to ellenbuj@augsburg.edu

Submit Names for All Saints Day Commemoration

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

All Saints Day celebrates the people of God, living and dead, who make up the body of Christ. If you have lost a loved one or loved ones in the past year who you would like to be commemorated in the All Saints Day service in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am on November 1, please send their name(s) by October 30 to Janice Dames in Campus Ministry at dames@augsburg.edu.

More information

Norsk Julefest — A great way to start your holiday season

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Start off your holiday season with participating at the 5th Annual Julefest, the Twin Cities’ Scandinavian Christmas party!

After all, our very own institution, Augsburg University, was founded by Norwegian immigrants 150 years ago, and this is a way to not only celebrate our own heritage but also an opportunity to network with the Norwegian (and Scandinavian) community in Minnesota.

We have been asked to recruit 4 volunteers for the evening. This will provide you with free access to the event including food and drinks.

Interested in volunteering? Please contact Bettine at hermansb@augsburg.edu

Tickets for non-volunteers can be purchased by following the link below.

I look forward to having you join us!

Julefest Tickets and Reservations

Last Chance: Forum Survey

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Last month, Augsburg University hosted the 30th Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis (NPPF). This was the final Forum bearing the Nobel name, and building on our 30 years of experience, there is strong interest in continuing to convene an annual international forum at Augsburg to showcase our commitments to global perspectives, living faith, active citizenship, and meaningful work.

As we look toward the future, we want your ideas for what a redesigned Forum might look and feel like here at Augsburg. How will a “signature event” that expresses our institutional commitments be designed to align with students interests and curriculum across a range of departments?

Please share your voice and ideas with us. Click on the survey link below that best describes your role at Augsburg:

Faculty – http://augsburg.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SB2wDeHIyYIDel
Students – http://augsburg.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eFDm1bIx2lHzz4V
Staff – http://augsburg.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3BFqAjAJNmu8rjf

The deadline for submitting your feedback is October 24th.

Eight lucky participants (4 students/4 faculty and staff) will receive a $25.00 Visa gift card at the end of the survey process!

Spend your Spring Semester Abroad – Apply by November 15

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

There is still time to apply for spring semester abroad! The application deadline for the following spring semester abroad programs is November 15.

CGEE in Mexico: Liberal Arts, Education, or Social Work tracks available. Perfect for sophomores, and most majors

CGEE in Central America: Poli Sci, Spanish, History, Religion, Gender studies courses.

CGEE in Southern Africa: Poli Sci, History, Religion, Gender studies, Science with Lab, Yoga, and Internship courses.

The tuition for these programs is LOWER than on-campus. Financial aid applies and additional scholarships are available.

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.

Get more program and application info!

Learn more about Work Authorization for International Students

submitted by bonfigli@augsburg.edu

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS
Staff and Faculty, if you are interested in learning more about what options international students have for employment, please attend one of ISSS’s Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop. These workshops provide information on the authorizations for international students so you can better support and connect to opportunities for the students you advise.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
F-1 students may be authorized and documented in SEVIS to work or internship experiences off campus once they have been in F-1 Status for one year and studied full time. Before participating in any kind of off-campus employment, students must consult an international student advisor. Curricular Practical Training or CPT, is a temporary employment or training with in their major field of study and integral to the curriculum.

Upcoming Workshops this year:
Nov 27, 2018 4 – 5pm
Hagfors 104

Feb 13, 2019 3:30 – 4:30pm
Hagfors 104

Mar 7, 2019 11:30am – 12:30pm
Cedar Room

Apr 11, 2019 3:30 – 4:30pm
Hagfors 104

Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Optional Practical Training or OPT, is recommended by international student advisor and approved by USCIS for 12 months (with a potential 24 month STEM Extension) for after graduation. The work must be related to the student’s major field of study.

Upcoming Workshops this year:

Nov 9, 2018 10:30 – 11:30am
Cedar Room

Dec 5, 2018 3:30 – 4:30pm
Hagfors 104

January 16, 2019 12:00 – 1:00pm
Cedar Room

If you have any questions, please contact International Student and Scholar Services at isss@augsburg.edu. You can also review this information on the ISSS website.

ISSS Website.

Looking for Dinner Hosts for Spring International Student Orientation

submitted by bonfigli@augsburg.edu

International Student and Scholar Services is looking for Faculty & Staff who are willing to host new international & exchange students for a meal in their home. Approximately 10-15 new students will be arriving to Minneapolis in early January for Orientation. At the end of their week, we would love to have students have the opportunity to connect more with a faculty or staff on campus, make connections, and have the chance to be in someone’s home.

Here are the details:
You will meet students at 4:30pm in the Oyate Commons (Christensen Center Suite 2) on Friday January 11th. We are asking for you to host 3-4 students and drive them to your home for a meal. We ask that you bring them back by around 7:30 pm. It helps to be hosting with someone, whether that is your partner, family or you can pair with another faculty or staff on campus.

If you are interested, please email me at bonfigli@augsburg.edu. We are looking for around 4 – 5 hosts, but I will have a backup list as some times conflicts arise.

Fall Vocational Luncheon with Sonja Hagander

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Faculty and Staff,

You are invited to attend this fall’s Christensen Vocation Lunch with Sonja Hagander, University Pastor and Director of Ministries, on Friday, November 9th from 11:15 am to 12:25 pm

The Christensen Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

Learn More and Register at:
https://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2018/10/22/fall-vocation-lunch-with-pastor-sonja/

Note: Spaces are limited so you must register in order to attend this event. Also note: upon completion of your registration, please be sure you receive a confirmation email before you add the event to your calendar.

If you have any questions, please contact the CCV office at (612) 330-1403 or ccv@augsburg.edu.

More about our speaker: Sonja Hagander
PASTOR SONJA HAGANDER brings a deep passion for helping young adults explore Christian vocation and creating lives of faith and service. She has also led several interfaith initiatives at Augsburg, the ELCA’s most diverse college. In that context, she plans and leads worship each week in a challenging but very energizing urban multi-faith community. She has served as Pastor-Theologian at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton University, and as Chaplain and emcee to the ELCA Youth Ministry Extravaganza Conference which hosts more than 1,000 pastors and youth leaders. She has been a contributor to “Word and World” and the ELCA e-zine for women, “BoldCafe.org.” She lives in the Twin Cities with her family. They love all things water: paddleboarding, skiing, canoeing, swimming, sailing, and kayaking. She most recently co-authored a book entitled, “Faith in Action: A Handbook for Activists, Advocates and Allies”, for Fortress Press.

EDUCATION
B.A. Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
M.Sc. University of Edinburgh
M.Div. Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN

Attend Seminary & Divinity School Day on November 15

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Are you curious about possibilities of future graduate level theological study? Are you considering pastoral ministry? Are you interested in the intersection of nonprofit or sustainability work and faith? Whether you are curious to test the waters of seminary or divinity school, or you know for certain it’s something you want to do, this day is for you! Seminary & Divinity School Day is a great opportunity to explore the variety of options.

Join us for Seminary and Divinity School Day on Thursday, November 15. A group of Auggies will travel to St. Olaf College on November 15th. There we will gather with students from other area colleges to meet with representatives from at least 7 Seminary and Divinity Schools around the country for this special day of vocational reflection and conversation!

This event is free and includes lunch. Transportation to St. Olaf College will be provided to those who pre-register through the Christensen Center for Vocation. We will leave Augsburg at 8:30 am and return around 2:30 pm.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2018/10/05/2018-seminary-and-divinity-school-day/

REGISTER SOON THROUGH THE LINK BELOW! Note that the last day to register is Wednesday, November 7.

Note that the last day to register is Wednesday, November 7.

Questions? Email ccv@augsburg.edu

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScv3S5kQAC1TEMzOKSca8qiXg2xG4K7r0JAfOK8Ik3sCn4NkA/viewform

Reading with Neighborhood Kids

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Here’s your chance to read to first and second graders from the Cedar-Riverside Community School either at the school or at Augsburg! Slots are open on the second Tuesdays of the month from 11:30-12pm or the fourth Tuesdays of the month on campus from 9:30-10am. You can choose the book! There are lots of good children’s books in the Lindell Library that you can check out!

Please sign up by clicking on the link attached to this post.

The Guest Reader Program is sponsored by The Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship in cooperation with the Cedar-Riverside Community School. All are welcome to participate, but slots are limited.

Sign up Sheet

Flu Shots on Campus TODAY 10/25

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Still need a flu shot? The MN Visiting Nurse Association will be at the Center for Wellness and Counseling office TODAY – Thursday 10/25/18 from 11:00 – 12:30 pm. Please stop by with your insurance card (most insurances accepted) or you can pay $38 cash or check. The CWC office is located on the first floor of the Anderson Res Hall. No appointments are needed – walk on in and get your shot. Any questions, please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Let’s keep our campus and Augsburg community healthy this flu season — get your flu shot Thursday!

Need Extra $? Assistant with Weekend Debate Tournaments for MNUDL

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: $11.25/hr *+ Free Food!

● (Non-Augsburg students will receive $11.25/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).

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TODAY — Demystifying Social Security Information Sessions

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

This afternoon, 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: TODAY from 3:30 – 4:30 pm and October 30 from 9:30 – 10:30 am
Where: OGC 100

Questions? Contact hr@augsburg.edu

Tuesday 10/30: Psychological Thriller Night featuring Shutter Island

submitted by ellenbuj@augsburg.edu

On Tuesday, October 30th join the Augsburg Psychological Association in watching Shutter Island. The movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Hagfors 150b. Popcorn and candy will be provided. After the movie there will be an optional discussion opportunity where folks are invited to talk about psychological topics seen in the movie.

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for October

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