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Dan Meyer Going Away Gathering

submitted by meyerd1@augsburg.edu

Please join us as Daniel Meyer from A’viands is transitioning into another roll with A’viands and his last day will be Thursday. Daniel, also an alum, has been at Augsburg with A’viands for 9 years in many different roles. Please stop by the Riverside Room between 2:30-3:30 on Wednesday 10/24 for refreshments and some snacks, and to say good luck! If you are unable to make it, feel free to send an email to him at dmeyer@aviands.com

TODAY – The Many Foundings of Augsburg University with Professor Phil Adamo

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 tonight 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/

The Future of the Forum: Share your ideas with us

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!

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

Got Service Hour Requirements? Volunteer with MNUDL On Upcoming Weekends

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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TODAY—Staff Senate and UC Subcommittee Open Forum

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, October 24
1–2 p.m. | Christensen Center, 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 Open Forum

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.

Tri-Beta Meeting Today

submitted by kundelh@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Tri-Beta Biological Honors Society is meeting today (Wednesday) in Hagfors 211 from 10:35am until 11:00am. Everyone and all majors are welcome to stop by! Tomorrow’s mini service project will be a book drive, so if you have any books that you would like to donate please bring them by. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, or would like to be added to the Tri-Beta mailing list email Holly at kundelh@augsburg.edu.

Get your Flu Shot 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!

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

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

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

TODAY – Cookie Decorating and Discussion with Augsburg Hillel

submitted by glissmeg@augsburg.edu

October is here! The leaves are changing and Halloween is coming up soon. Although Halloween isn’t a Jewish holiday, there are a fair share of ghouls and superstitions in Jewish folklore. Join us for a discussion and cookie decorating!
This will be taking place in OGC 100 today from 1:30-2:30PM

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

One-to-One Relational Meetings Workshop

submitted by greenes@augsburg.edu

Sponsored by the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, we welcome you to join us for one of two upcoming One-to-One Relational Meetings Workshops. One-to-one conversations are about creating a public relationship with someone so that participants can share interests and stories to help understand one another’s motivations and desire to make change. These conversations can lead to collaborative projects in relation to the change you’re attempting to make. One-to-one meetings are an essential skill in community organizing!

Join us to learn more about one-to-one relationship building for organizing and public work, and practice having a one-to-one conversations with other participants!

Date: Wednesday, October 24th AND Thursday, October 25th
Time: Wednesday- 3:10-5:10pm. Thursday- 3:40-5:40pm.
Location: Wednesday- OGC 100. Thursday- Marshall Room, Christensen Center

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Workshop: StrengthsFinder – Exploring Your Strengths for Careers in STEM (TODAY)

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

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

 
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

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