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RSVP For Speaking of Sabbatical: Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright (10/25)

submitted by zobitz@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff are invited to the first installment in the “Speaking of Sabbatical” series featuring Professor Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright in the Department of Biology. Jennifer will discuss her sabbatical project focused on Discipline Based Education Research

Speaking of Sabbatical with Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright
Thursday, October 25, 2018;
12:00-1:00pm
Marshall Room

An RSVP for lunch is: https://goo.gl/forms/M0VqyHPMQt7xG3j33

Professor Muñoz for First EDTalk

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Just prior to Wednesday’s faculty meeting, Professor Joaquin Muñoz will speak about “Radical Kinship and Education: The Art of Connection”.

The 15 minute talk will be held from 3:20-3:35 in Hagfors 151 on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Bring your coffee and join us for this quick, yet inspiring, event.

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

CTL

Proposed University Course Survey form FAQ

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

In anticipation of the October 10th vote on the adoption of a new University Course Survey form (previously known as Course Evaluations) the working group has created a frequently asked questions document, linked at the bottom of this posting. The questions come from faculty conversations and the answers come from the working group.

UCS FAQ

General Announcements

Volunteer Opportunity

submitted by chiriu@augsburg.edu

There will be a volunteer opportunity next week, Friday October 12 from 1:30-4pm. All student, staffs, and faculty will be welcome. It’s garden work day. This is good time to use your Volunteer hours.

We need to dig up compacted soil in 33 garden beds so they are ready to grow good food next year. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, sturdy shoes, and bring work gloves and a shovel if you have them. We’ll have snacks and water for al volunteers!

Rain or shine! (but hopefully not snow)

Please sign up here: goo.gl/D7T3VP

For further information, please contact Allyson Green.
greena@ausburg.edu
or Urgesa Chiri
chiriu@augsburg.edu

Medtronic Foundation Community Gardens
located Behind New Building (Hagfors Center).

Friday October 12, 1:30-4pm, 2018

Thank you for helping us!

Renewal By Andersen – Tabling Today Hiring for Direct Sales Interns & Full-time

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Renewal by Andersen is the window replacement subsidiary of Andersen Corporation, a company that has revolutionized the window and door business for more than 110 years.

Representatives will be on campus tabling TODAY! (Monday, October 8th)
Stop by the Christensen Center lobby between 10:00-1:00 pm to learn about part-time and full-time jobs.

No matter your major, sales skills are applicable, to whatever career path you take. You’ll need to ‘sell’ your ideas to your team, your boss and your boss’s boss! Are you interested in learning how to do this and standing out to future employers? We’re interested in helping you.

Renewal by Andersen Windows is seeking persuasive, engaging and well-spoken employees who are eager to broaden their sales acumen, increase their confidence and learn to effectively communicate all while obtaining invaluable life skills. The Direct Sales Team generates leads for our Senior Sales Team and represents our brand to the public. No experience is necessary!

Homecoming Dodgeball Tournament

submitted by adebimpo@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, October 10th is Dodgeball Tournament ===
Dodging, jumping, and running are your go to skills for this tournament! Gather a group of your friends and sign-up to show off your dodgeball moves! Make sure to come to the gym to support your friends!
Event will last from 7:00-10:00pm at Si Melby – Gym
The group to dress the best team spirit, will win a prize!

Sign Up here

November 1 deadline

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

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

November 1
SPRING BREAK short-term program applications are due
SPRING SEMESTER CGEE 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

Rebekah Dupont: STEM Stories, Episode 16 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 Rebekah Dupont: STEM Stories

Weekend Service Hours + Free Pizza with the MN 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:

● October 5th & 6th: U of M (East Bank)
● October 13th: Humboldt Hawks (Humboldt HS, St. Paul)
● October 26th & 27th: Rosebowl (Roseville HS, Roseville, MN)
● 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

Event Announcements

Augsburg Alpine Club Meeting

submitted by emmingst@augsburg.edu

Hi Everyone,

We are coming up on the first outing for our club, I hope everyone is excited! Our first meeting will be held THIS Wednesday October 10th at 7:00pm. The room is at Anderson Music Hall 22.

You MUST attend this meeting in order for us to count you on our list of students that will be needing help with the expenses for the season passes and gear.

ALSO there will be a $30.00 deposit (Cash or check made to Augsburg) PLEASE bring for Wednesday’s meeting. Unfortunately this will NOT be refunded, but this money will be going towards gas for carpools as well as showing a commitment towards the club. That commitment fee will hopefully help us get all the grant money we need to make sure none of you have to pay the full cost of gear and season passes ($310).

If there are friends who want to join they are definitely welcome to come to the meeting. I hope to see everyone there. Have nice week of classes!

P.S. If you have a class/emergency during the meeting time, contact any of the officers ASAP we will talk.
Officers Info:

Truman Emming(me)
Email: emmingst@augsburg.edu

Christian Nelson
Email: nelsonc3@augsburg.edu

Elliott Bosak
Email: bosake@augsburg.edu

Justin Ruff
Email: ruffj@augsburg.edu

The Eagle and the Condor: From Standing Rock with Love

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with folks around the world as we virtually connect and show the film The Eagle and the Condor: From 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. Bring your smart phones to participate in Facebook live conversations with the filmmaker and other participating groups around the world!

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.

Location and Time
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:00-6:25
Virtual Introductions and Screening begins at 6:30
Discussion with Standing Rock participants follows
This event is free to the public

Augsburg Native American Film Series

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 1

More Program Info and Application

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

Dodgeball Tournament with ASAC Homecoming

submitted by daol@augsburg.edu

Dodging, jumping, and running are your go to skills for this tournament! Gather a group of your friends and sign-up to show off your dodgeball moves! Make sure to come to the gym to support your friends!

Event will last from 7:00-10:00pm at Si Melby – Gym
The group to dress the best team spirit, will win a prize!

Sign up here -> https://goo.gl/forms/rczXLthc1BaucH5N2

Sign up now!

Interested in History, Social Justice, Diversity and more?

submitted by codek@augsburg.edu

You are invited to join the class of 1968 who will be presenting their Auggie Talk
The Baby Boom Effect: How 4 Years Affected 50″ in Sateren Auditorium from 3:30 pm -4:15 pm.

Five members from the class of 1968 will each present a 3-5 minute description 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. Some topics will include Vietnam, Diversity, Vocation, Public Leadership, and Social Justice. Following the stories, there will be a chance for conversation and questions.

Michael Arndt ’68, Chair, and Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance at California Lutheran University, is serving as director and one of the speakers and he will be joined by Myrna Sheie ’68, Kim Gudmestad ’68, Ted Johnson ’68, Joey Sylvester ’68, and Augsburg Regent, Judge LaJune Thomas Lange ’75.

Homecoming Schedule

Wonder what life is like after graduation?

submitted by codek@augsburg.edu

Please join us for an “In Conversation with the First Decade Award Recipients” 1:50 pm-3: 00 pm Sateren Auditorium
Bob Groven will lead a conversation with First Decade Award recipients Joshua Harris (Communications), Killa Marti (International Relations) & Chris Stedman (Religion) about their first decade of life outside of Augsburg. This opportunity to get a glimpse into their tremendous accomplishments thus far is a not to be missed opportunity.

You can learn more about each award recipient at the Auggie Connections Blog

Government & Non-Profit Career Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Friday, October 19
10:00 – 3:00 (stop by anytime and stay for as long as you are able)
U of M, Coffman Memorial Center (7 minute walk from Augsburg)

FREE and open to all students and alumni. This fair is sponsored by the Minnesota Colleges and Universities Career Services Association.

The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies.

To see what employers are participating, schedule and details of presentations and more.. visit http://www.togpartners.com/govnonprofitfair/

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Rachel Kruzel Presents at Closing the Gap Conference

submitted by mcgillik@augsburg.edu

Please join the CLASS office in congratulating Rachel Kruzel for making three presentations at the recent national Closing The Gap conference. The titles were as follows:
“Timeline4Transition: A Roadmap for Students Transitioning to Post-secondary Education with Assistive Technology”

“Consideration of Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities Transitioning to Postsecondary Education”

“Trending Tech Tools: What’s New, What’s Improved, and What’s on the Horizon

STEM students present research posters at North Star STEM Kick-Off at UMN

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Five Augsburg North Star STEM (NSS) Scholars presented research posters at the 11th Annual North Star STEM Kick-Off on September 26th at the McNamara Alumni Center on the UMN campus: Quentin Smith (biology, ‘19), Richard St. Germaine (chemistry, ‘19), Jamila Mohammed (biopsychology, ‘20), Dametre Thunberg (biology and chemistry, ‘21) and Mohamed Omar (computer science, ‘21). The event highlighted NSS Alliance opportunities and the importance of a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce.

The NSS Alliance is a 17-member partnership among Minnesota colleges, universities, and community organizations committed to supporting multicultural students working toward bachelor’s degrees in STEM.

Learn more at: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/northstar/

Classifieds

Now Hiring – MNUDL Tournament Staff Position

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

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

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

Pay: $11.00/hr *+ Free Food!

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

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

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

2018 – 2019 shifts are now open!
Questions? Email mnudl@augsburg.edu, call 612-330-1730, or visit us in our office (Foss 18).

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