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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Notification of Lot L access change on Tuesday, October 16th

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Walking access to campus from lot L will be closed on Tuesday, October 16th due to construction. Alternate routes that will be accessible are the sidewalk along Riverside Ave., and also along Butler Place. Please use the alternate routes listed and contact DPS at 612-330-1717 if you have any questions or concerns.

Teaching and Learning

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.

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.

Due Nov 1 | Off-campus Course Proposals

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

Additional Proposal Resources

Faculty, you are invited to use a confidential Classroom Consultant this semester

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

Faculty, mid-term is an excellent time for a course tune-up. Seventeen faculty members currently serve as classroom consultants, representing a wide variety of disciplines and pedagogical styles. The consultants have been trained to offer confidential, non-judgmental assistance through a collaborative process.

Working with a consultant may include classroom or lab observations (in person or through the use of video), review of classroom materials and learning goals, brainstorming sessions to address classroom issues, or any combination based on your goals.

For more information, please visit the Classroom Consulting page on the CTL website.

CTL Classroom Consulting

General Announcements

Earn Service Hours This Semester 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:

● 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

Study Abroad & Away Deadline: Nov 1

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

Michael Wentzel: Teaching Excellence, Episode 17 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 Michael Wentzel: Teaching Excellence

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

Event Announcements

Great Colleges to Work For – Focused Conversations: TOMORROW/Wednesday

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The Focused Conversations on the 2018 Great Colleges to Work For survey results are tomorrow and Wednesday. Dawn Miller, senior human resources business partner, will facilitate the sessions.

Join either of the following two sessions:
[1] Tuesday, October 16, 2:00 p.m., Marshall Room
(Remote access link: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/808550590)

[2] 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 page (login required)

Prospective student visits during MEA – Thursday and Friday

submitted by gouldr2@augsburg.edu

It’s MEA week, and Augsburg is hosting an open house for prospective undergraduate students and their families on Thursday and Friday, October 18 and 19. We’re hoping to welcome about 200 guests to campus over the course of those two days, so we are encouraging staff and faculty to make sure our campus is as inviting as possible during that time. If you see folks on campus looking like they’re not sure where they’re going, please take a minute to greet them and offer directions, if needed.

To help our guests find parking during their campus visit, we will be dedicating a number of spots in Augsburg’s surface lots on those days. (Information about the specific parking lots affected will be posted later this week.) Employees with campus parking passes are encouraged to park in Augsburg’s off-campus parking lots on Franklin Avenue, as you are able, on those two days. See the campus map for the locations of those two lots: http://web.augsburg.edu/marcomm/campusmap.pdf

Employees are also encouraged to take public transit if you are able on those two days, or work from home if appropriate and approved by your supervisor.

The Admissions team will be on campus both days and is excited to meet these potential new Auggies. We’re grateful to all of you for helping make their Augsburg experience a positive one!

Workshop: StrengthsFinder – Exploring Your Strengths for Careers in STEM

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

“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: 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: Crafting Compelling Personal Statements for STEM Opportunities

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

“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

Staff Senate and UC-Subcommittee Forum—Oct 24

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, October 24
1–2 p.m. | Marshall room

Staff Senate will be hosting a forum to help continue to improve communication and create an opportunity for the Augsburg community to come together. Join us to hear:

• Staff Senate’s role and goals for the year
• Updates from the University Council staff representatives Jim Trelstad-Porter and Jeff Swenson
• University Council subcommittees: Campus Design Committee, Space sub-committee, Environmental Stewardship Committee, and Leadership Forum

Learn more about the UC-subcommittee Open Forum

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

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

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 1st!

More Program Info and Application

Invitation to join pop-up choir in chapel on October 19

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

We would like to invite you for this singing opportunity!

All singers (students, staff and faculty) are invited to sing in a pop-up choir for chapel on Friday, October 19 at 10:40 – 11:00 am.

We will hold rehearsals in Hoversten Chapel on Tuesday, October 16, from 10:45-11:15 am and Thursday, October 18, from 12:00 – 12:30 pm. Please join us for both or one of these rehearsal times as we prepare to sing “Marvelous Things,” or just come on Friday to join the choir. Darrell Gillespie of Hope Academy will be our guest preacher on Friday.

Rehearsals will be led by Sonja Thompson, University Organist. If you have questions, please call me at 612-330-1732 or email at dames@augsburg.edu.

more information

Memorial Service for Michelle Nies

submitted by millerd1@augsburg.edu

A memorial service for Michelle Nies will be held on Wednesday, October 17 from 2:00-2:30 PM in the Gundale Chapel, located on the 3rd floor of Hagfors Center. Michelle passed away in August after a brave battle with cancer, and served as the Custodial Services Manager at Augsburg for five years. Her son, Christopher is a current student. All members of the Augsburg community are invited to gather in a time of scripture, prayer, music and remembrance of Michelle’s many contributions.

Ableton Live Presents Recording Artist Moldover – Free

submitted by allenjas@augsburg.edu

FREE Workshop: October 16th, Anderson Music Hall, Room M16 (Sponsored by the Music Business Program), 7 – 9pm

Moldover is a San Francisco based artist, musician, and instrument designer. He has performed at Sonar, Mutek, and Coachella, collaborated with artists including Bassnectar, Will-i-am, and DJ Shadow, and is a frequent guest speaker at top tier design schools including Stanford, NYU, and MIT. In this candid presentation, Moldover will share his original music, demonstrate his custom performance instruments, and take you deep inside a multitude of creative projects that all revolve around Ableton Live.

Presented by Augsburg Music Business

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Walk with Strommen Staff Over to the Government & Non Profit Career Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

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

** Getting to the Fair: Strommen Career & Internship Staff will be walking over groups of students at 9:45, 11:00 and 1:00 pm. (walk distance is 7 minutes) Meet in Suite 100, Christensen Center

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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Discount Tickets to Children’s Theatre

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

If you would like to see “Last Stop on Market Street” at the Children’s Theatre, please send me an email devega@augsburg.edu so that I can send you a friends and family code to purchase discounted tickets.

Here’s a bit about the show:
Based on the Newbery Award-winning book, the show is sweet and timely with a message of a need for more empathy in our world. Lots of great reviews. It’s a great show to get the grandparents out with the family! You don’t have to be a kid to like this show.

Runs through October 21st.

Last Stop Market Place

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: $11.25/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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