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Request a Study Abroad/Away Class Visit Today

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

Request a Study Abroad/Away Class visit

Gen Ed Listening Session Tuesday, October 16

submitted by zobitz@augsburg.edu

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

The next listening session will be:

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: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1unWjMXlVKrSuIy84HywWNyVBXGb9Yvy3

We will be offering the session streamed via zoom:
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/766387060

Zoom Link to Meeting:

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Heritage Day on Oct. 24, “The Many Foundings of Augsburg University”

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

What do words like “founding” mean at a place like Augsburg? If, as a Lutheran institution, we believe in the concept of “semper reformanda” (always reforming), then shouldn’t we say that Augsburg has had multiple “foundings”—not only physically, but intellectually and theologically?

Augsburg history professor Phil Adamo will explore these questions in the 2018 Heritage Day Talk, offering examples from his new book, Hold Fast to What is Good: A History of Augsburg University in 10 Objects, written for the upcoming celebration of Augsburg’s 150th anniversary.

Please join us for this free event on Wednesday, October 24th from 7:00-8:30 pm in Hagfors Center 150. A reception will follow the presentation.

Learn More at https://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2018/09/18/heritage-day-with-phil-adamo/

To help with preparations, please register in advance through the link below

Interested?
Register for the 2018 Heritage Day with this link below:
https://advancement.augsburg.edu/AlumniEvents

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!

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Join the class of 2008 as they discuss how they have advocated for social justice & equality

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Homecoming Auggie Talk: Advocating for Social Justice and Equality Within the Last Decade – Hosted by the Class of 2008

Saturday, Oct. 13 from 12 – 12:45 p.m. Anderson Music Hall, Room 23

From major supreme court decisions to how social media has influenced people’s perceptions and affected movements, a lot has changed in the last ten years. As informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders Auggies from the Class of 2008 want to talk with you about how they’ve seen social justice and equality change within the last decade. Conversations around these topics are often divisive, but this discussion will be moderated to ensure peacemaking in spaces where conflict may arise.

Greg Hildebrandt ’08, Killa Marti ’08, & Derek Franis ’08 will serve as speakers, and Bryan Ludig ’08 and Emily Jensen ’08 will serve as moderators.

About Auggie Talks:
They’re back by popular demand! Join us for 30-minute, insightful sessions presented by professors and fellow alumni on topics spearheaded by your class reunion groups!

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Unsure of Studying Abroad? Join alumni from 1978 as they discuss why you won’t regret it

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Homecoming Auggie Talk: The Study Abroad Experience, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow – Hosted by the Class of 1978

Saturday, Oct. 13 from 1 – 1:45 p.m. Anderson Music Hall, Room 22

Auggies from the class of 1978 have traveled the globe studying in places like Norway, Central America, and London. The opportunities to study abroad while at Augsburg have shaped their lives and the lives of many of its graduates. Join the class of 1978 as they reflect on their own study abroad experiences and examine Auggie global education of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

About Auggie Talks:
They’re back by popular demand! Join us for 30-minute, insightful sessions presented by professors and fellow alumni on topics spearheaded by your class reunion groups!

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Auggie Talk – Strengthening Experiential Education: A New Era

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Homecoming Auggie Talk: Strengthening Experiential Education: A New Era – Hosted by the Clair & Gladys Strommen Center for Meaningful Work

Saturday, Oct. 13 from 2 – 2:30 p.m. Anderson Music Hall, Room 23

You could talk about the Mississippi river in class, or you could live on it for a semester and learn from experts all along its path. That’s the Augsburg way. Experiential education is at the core of every class here, and there’s a reason why. Join sociology professor emeritus and Sabo Chair for Citizenship and Learning Dr. Garry Hesser for a conversation and reading of his book “Strengthening Experiential Education: A New Era.” A book signing will follow the talk.

About Auggie Talks:
They’re back by popular demand! Join us for 30-minute, insightful sessions presented by professors and fellow alumni on topics spearheaded by your class reunion groups!

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Join (AWE) Augsburg Women Engaged as they explore the vocational journey of Augsburg students

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Homecoming Auggie Talk: A Hagfors Center Pilgrimage – Hosted by AWE (Augsburg Women Engaged)

Saturday, Oct. 13 from 3 – 3:45 p.m. Hagfors Center, Room 151

Join Auggie women on a special exploration of the new Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion. This tour, led by Religion professor Marty Stortz, will begin with reflection in the Gundale Chapel, highlighting the vocational journey of Augsburg students; then a visit to the Food Lab; and along the way, reflect on the inspirational art that captures the intersections between science, business, and religion.

About Auggie Talks:
They’re back by popular demand! Join us for 30-minute, insightful sessions presented by professors and fellow alumni on topics spearheaded by your class reunion groups!

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Auggie Talk #2 – Residence Life at Augsburg: Past, Present, & Future

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Join the class of 1993 as they discuss their great memories of living in the residence halls, as well as how much the living spaces have changed over the years!

Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 – 11:45 a.m. Anderson Music Hall, Room 22

About Auggie Talks:
They’re back by popular demand! Join us for 30-minute, insightful sessions presented by professors and fellow alumni on topics spearheaded by your class reunion groups!

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Take your Keystone or Religion II in Guatemala on Spring Break

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Travel to Guatemala. Earn Credit!

Join the program Faith, Vocation, and Social Change on spring break and travel to Guatemala!
Explore the concept of vocation in the context of poverty and political oppression, examining the ways in which Christian theology has been and continues to be used, both to justify oppression and injustice, as well as to support social justice movements and offer hope for a peaceful and just social order.

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

Course options:
RLN 409 – fulfills Search for Meaning II, or
RLN 480 – fulfills Keystone for some majors

Program Fee: $3,200
This all-inclusive program fee covers: round-trip international airfare, , all lodging, all meals, and all program activities and on-site transportation. There is no additional tuition charge for full-time day students. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Apply by November 1

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Democracy Augsburg Teach-In: What’s at Stake on the Sixth

submitted by greenes@augsburg.edu

Join us for another Democracy Augsburg Teach-In sponsored by the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship. Professor Andy Aoki of Political Science will lead a discussion of the November 6th Midterm Elections and the potential consequences of it. We’ll also be discussing presidential-congressional relations, the Supreme Court, and other public policy issues.

Democracy Augsburg is a series of teach-ins, workshops, and events that focuses on the midterm elections in 2018 and other ways we can engage civically and influence our democracy.
All of these and other events are listed on the Sabo Center Events Calendar.

WHEN: Friday, October 19th 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Oren Gateway Center 100

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Workshop: Identifying Graduate Opportunities in STEM

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

“Identifying Graduate Opportunities in STEM” – presented by Dixie Shafer and Kirsten O’Brien of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO):

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 3:40-4:50, Oren Gateway Center 113 or
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 3:10-4:20*, Hagfors 150A
*Co-sponsored by Math Colloquium

This workshop will be offered twice. Pick whichever time works best for you.
Workshops are open to all interested students.

STEM workshops are designed to help students majoring in biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics and physics meet their career goals.

Questions? Email stem@augsburg.edu

Workshop: StrengthsFinder – Exploring Your Strengths for Careers in STEM

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“StrengthsFinder*: Exploring Your Strengths for Careers in STEM” – presented by Emily Reinert of the Strommen Center.

Tues., Oct. 23, 3:40-4:50 Room OGC 113 or
Wed., Oct. 24, 3:10-4:20 Room OGC 113

*Please contact stem@augsburg.edu prior to workshop to get a StrengthsFinder code to fully participate.

Each workshop will be offered twice. Pick whichever time works best for you.
Workshops are open to all interested students.

STEM workshops are designed to help students majoring in biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics and physics meet their career goals.

Questions? Email: stem@augsburg.edu

Workshop: Crafting Compelling Personal Statements for STEM Opportunities

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“Crafting Compelling Personal Statements for STEM Opportunities” – presented by Dixie Shafer and Kirsten O’Brien of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO).

Tues., Nov. 6, 3:40-4:50 Room OGC 113 or
Wed., Nov. 7, 3:10-4:20 Room OGC 111

Each workshop will be offered twice. Pick whichever time works best for you. Workshops are open to all interested students.

STEM workshops are designed to help students majoring in biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics and physics meet their career goals.

Questions? Email: stem@augsburg.edu

Demystifying Social Security Information Sessions

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

Questions? Contact hr@augsburg.edu

Give to the Max Day is Fast Approaching

submitted by bogen@augsburg.edu

If you are interested in raising money for your team, department, or organization, you should consider participating in Give to the Max Day. Over the last five years, Augsburg’s Give to the Max Day efforts have raised over $1.5 million for groups across campus.

This year’s giving time is Nov. 1-15. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to Chris Bogen `09 at bogen@augsburg.edu.

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

Focused Conversations: Tuesday and Wednesday

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The topic of the Focused Conversations on Tuesday and Wednesday is the 2018 Great Colleges to Work For survey. Dawn Miller, senior human resources business partner, will facilitate the sessions, which will include an overview of the survey result trends and comparison of the result to industry benchmarks.

The sessions are:
Tuesday, October 16, 2:00 p.m., Marshall Room (including remote access)
Wednesday, October 17, 12:30 p.m., Marshall Room

The 2018 Great Colleges to Work For survey results are posted on the University Reports page of Inside Augsburg (see link, below).

University Reports (login required)

Artist Talk with Margery Amdur – Oct. 17

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Artist Talk: Wednesday, October 17, 12:30 p.m.
Adeline Johnson Conference Center, Oren Gateway Center

Join us for an artist talk with Margery Amdur. She will discuss her latest work featured in the two-gallery show in the Christensen Center and Gage Family Art Gallery, as well as share the creative process that has allowed her work to change throughout her well-established artistic career.

http://www.augsburg.edu/galleries/2018/05/18/margery-amdur/

Interested in History, Social Justice, Diversity and more?

submitted by burton@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.

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