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EDTalk with Katie Bishop

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Get ready for our next EDTalk! Just prior to the Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, November 7th, Katie Bishop will give a 15 minute look into How Class Matters at Augsburg.

Be sure to come to Hagfors 151, from 3:20-3:35 on the 7th, for this insightful talk.

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

CTL

HWT PAB KUV: Help Me (Third Gathering)

submitted by vangcc2@augsburg.edu

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month:
This topic may be sensitive to individuals, but we highly encourage your presence for this month’s theme and share your support, insight, and or story at your consent.

Date: October 29th, 2018
Location: Marshall Room, Christensen Center
Time: 3:30PM-5:00PM

IF YOU NEED ANY DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION TO FULLY PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT, PLEASE CONTACT UNIVERSITY EVENTS AT EVENTS@AUGSBURG.EDU OR 612-330-1104. PLEASE ALLOW FOR SUFFICIENT TIME TO ARRANGE THE ACCOMMODATION.

https://www.facebook.com/events/562158854237207/

General Announcements

Two days til The Many Foundings of Augsburg University with Professor Phil Adamo on October 24

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

Spend your Spring Semester Abroad! Apply by November 15

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

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

Diane Pike: The Sociologist’s View, Season Finale 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 Diane Pike: The Sociologist’s View

2 Days Left: Survey Submission —The Future of the Forum

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Last month, Augsburg University hosted the 30th Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis (NPPF). Over the Forum’s three days, more than 1,200 individuals took part in workshops, plenaries, breakout sessions, and arts activities centered on the theme “The Paradox of Peace.”

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!

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

Save the Date: Benefits Open Enrollment

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Benefits open enrollment time is here again, for benefits eligible faculty and staff. This year open enrollment will be from November 5th-16th.

Below you will find the schedule for the information and online enrollment help sessions.

All sessions will be in Oren Gateway Center, Room 100:

-November 5* at 11:00 am
-November 7 at 8:00 am
-November 9 at 2:30 pm
-November 13 at 10:00 am
-November 15 at 4:00 pm

*We will be hosting and recording a remote session on November 5th. The recording will be made available for those unable to attend in person. The link will be sent out for the recorded version once available.

Online Enrollment Help Sessions:

November 8 at 3:30 pm (Sverdrup 201)
November 14 at 8:00 am (Sverdrup 201)

You will receive additional details including an overview of the 2019 benefits, benefits plan information, and instructions for filling out the online enrollment form next week.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Peterlin at peterlin@augsburg.edu or at 612.330.1602.

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 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

Meet Dr. Slater from CGEE Namibia – Today

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

TODAY from 10:30 – 11:30 am, Study Abroad will be hosting a casual meet and greet with Dr. Lamont Slater, professor of history/political science in at the CGEE Southern Africa program in Namibia.

Stop by Einstein’s between 10:30 and 11:30, have coffee on us, and you can ask all your questions about studying in southern Africa. Bring a friend, too!

DEADLINE UPDATE! Applications for all spring semester CGEE programs are open until November 15, so come and get inspired to go abroad!

CGEE Semester programs abroad – info & applications

“One Vote” Documentary Screening at St. Thomas

submitted by carstenm@augsburg.edu

Elections are coming around the corner. Before you go and cast your vote, why not see a documentary about five different families as they prepared to vote in the 2016 election? Each vote tells a story, and this documentary shows the challenges that some people faced or how others helped their community before and during Election Day.
The screening will be on October 23rd at 6 pm. The event will be in the John Roach Center – Room 126 on St. Thomas’s campus.

St. Thomas University – Events

Flu Shots on Thursday 10/25

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Still needing a flu shot? The MN Visiting Nurse Association will be at the Center for Wellness and Counseling office on 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!

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Earn 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 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

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