Accounting Club brings firms to campus

submitted by walterb@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s Student Accounting Club is holding our 2nd meeting this year on Thursday, November 29th, 6:30-8:30. We will be hosting an employer information session by bringing in 4 highly reputable firms in Minneapolis; RedPath, CliftonLarsonAllen, Prepare & Prosper, and Lurie LLP. This is a business casual event, which will take place in Hagfors 351! There will be food provided and this is a great opportunity to find an internship or future employment!

Today is Give to the Max Day

submitted by bogen@augsburg.edu

Give to the Max Day has arrived! We are making great strides in our goal to raise $250,000 from 1,001 donors. Check out the 30+ special projects from Augsburg departments, teams, and organizations on our GiveCampus site. Giving will be open until 11:59 p.m. Help us reach our goals on Give to the Max Day!

https://www.givecampus.com/schools/AugsburgUniversity

“Day 1” Great American Smokeout – TODAY

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Today we recognize the annual Great American Smokeout. The theme “Day 1” was selected by the American Cancer Society because we know quitting is not easy. It takes time and a plan. It may not be the day you stop smoking but we hope it will be the day you plan to start your journey to being tobacco free. Stop by Christensen Center today and join CWC and the EPIC peer health educators between 11:30 – 12:30 pm for info on smoking cessation and the benefits of quitting. Or check out the American Cancer Society website too.

https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/great-american-smokeout.html

Apply to be a Midco Scholar

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

The Midco Scholars Program is a partnership between Midcontinent Communications (Midco) and Augsburg University which provides opportunities for underrepresented students to explore a career in business/IT and gain relevant work experience. This semester, up to 4 students will be selected to become Midco Scholars. Each Scholar will take part in monthly professional development workshops, receive a $2,500 scholarship, and will also have the opportunity to apply for a competitive full-time Summer 2019 internship with Midco, either in their Sioux Falls, SD or Edina, MN offices. (Internships will more likely take place in Sioux Falls, so applicants should be available to live in Sioux Falls for the summer – housing is available).

Ideal candidates for the Midco Scholars Program will:
-Be a Junior in good standing at Augsburg (strong applications from Sophomores will be considered)
-Have a major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Data Analytics or other business related fields
-Be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of a summer internship and provide documents to verify work authorization

Underrepresented students, including students of color, low-income (Pell Grant eligible/Dream Grant eligible), and/or first generation college students are highly encouraged to apply.

Interested students should review the following link for more information and to apply: https://goo.gl/forms/GWFVQv3O9sJh6SUJ2 Applications are due Monday, November 26th.

Any questions please contact Janet Morales (moralesj@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1792)

Midco Scholars Application

Paid Summer Experience: URGO Summer Research Info Sessions Nov. 28 & Dec. 4

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

URGO Summer Research Info Sessions
November 28th @ 6pm in Hagfors 150A
December 4th @ 6pm in OGC 100

Hear from past researchers and get the scoop on writing a strong application!

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Student researchers gain important analytic, technical, and writing skills that are important for graduate school and careers. The URGO program is also includes a weekly Speaker Series focused on research skills and professional development, as well as weekly seminars with fellow researchers. Students from all disciplines are invited to participate, and past projects have ranged from biology lab work to theater performance.

URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. Both receive a significant campus housing discount as well. The program runs from mid-May to the end of July and students must plan to be enrolled at Augsburg for Fall 2018 to be eligible.

In addition to the URGO Summer Research Program, URGO also funds 100-hour summer research assistantships where undergraduate students assist a faculty member with an ongoing research project. Research Assistants and mentors determine how to spread the 100 hours of work over the course of the summer and it is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu to set up an appointment.

Study a language abroad for free this summer

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

If you love studying language, then the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) could be a great fit for you! Augsburg had three students selected for this nationally-competitive scholarship just last year. Two Auggies applied to study Swahili in Tanzania and one to study Mandarin in Taiwan.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is an eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program where students receive intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity (students select one of fifteen languages to study). Alumni of the program also receive non-competitive eligibility status when applying for government jobs – a rare opportunity!

Because these languages are less commonly taught, most programs do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning (have studied or speak a 2nd language), a strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting (we recommend a minimum GPA of 3.2; average GPA of Augsburg winners last year was 3.73), and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
To learn more about the program, go to https://clscholarship.org/ . The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS, so please contact urgo@augsburg.edu to set up an appointment before November 16th if you are interested in applying.

River Semester 2019 now accepting applications

submitted by underhil@augsburg.edu

Adventurous students are invited to apply to be part of the 2019 River Semester, which will spend 100 days traveling down the Mississippi from the Twin Cities to the Gulf of Mexico, with stops in St. Louis, Memphis, New Orleans, and Cajun country in the Delta. Students enroll in a full set of courses and have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience this iconic river while paddling and camping along the way. $500 discount on program fee for applications completed before Dec. 15.

Apply here

Give to the Max Day is Tomorrow

submitted by bogen@augsburg.edu

This year’s annual Give to the Max Day giving extravaganza is almost upon us!

Tomorrow is Give to the Max Day, a one day giving event for non-profits state wide. Once again Augsburg departments, teams, and organizations are raising money to help fund their work. Augsburg’s goal this year is to raise $250,000 from 1,001 unique donors.

You can see a list of all fundraising projects by visiting: https://www.givecampus.com/schools/AugsburgUniversity

Help support your fellow Auggies and show that Augsburg University truly Gives to the Max!

Thurs, Nov 15: Social Change and Politics in Central America

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Please join us for a presentation on

SOCIAL CHANGE & POLITICS IN NICARAGUA and GUATEMALA

Thursday, November 15 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm
in East Commons, Christensen Center
Coffee will be served!

Augsburg’s Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) is pleased to bring Dr. Fernanda Soto Joya to campus for a presentation about the current political and social climate in Nicaragua, as well as the ways that history and social change can be understood through the perspective of indigenous people in Guatemala.

Dr. Soto Joya is CGEE’s newest instructor in Central America, where she teaches the course “Cultural Conflict and Social Change in Latin America: The Central American Context”.

About Dr. Soto Joya:
Fernanda Soto Joya, PhD, is a Honduran/Nicaraguan anthropologist whose research includes mestizo and indigenous communities in the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. Her current projects include research with colleagues at Michigan State University, defining a feminist collaborative research project in Nicaragua; the Institute of Development Policy (IOB) at Antwerpen University in Belgium teaching a class on intersectionality and feminist decolonial thought; and Northumbria’s University in England on a memory project about the war in Nicaragua during the 1980s

This event is also part of International Education Week, from November 12-16, a national effort to promote increased global awareness at US college campuses and universities.

Read more about Dr. Soto Joya here: http://www.augsburg.edu/global/2018/11/05/cgee-guest-speaker-on-central-america/

More information and details

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

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

Pop-Up Flute Group for Velkommen Jul

submitted by coopers2@augsburg.edu

Calling all Flutists! Ring in the holiday season by joining our merry band of flutists – also known as the Augsburg Flute Ensemble – for a spontaneous “pop up” group playing your favorite Christmas tunes during Velkommen Jul in Christensen Center on Friday, Nov 30, 12:00 – 12:45. Dust off your own flute or borrow one of Augsburg’s. Contact Trudi Anderson at anders10@augsburg.edu for details.

Study a language abroad for free this summer

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

If you love studying language, then the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) could be a great fit for you! Augsburg had three students selected for this nationally-competitive scholarship just last year. Two Auggies applied to study Swahili in Tanzania and one to study Mandarin in Taiwan.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is an eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program where students receive intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity (students select one of fifteen languages to study). Alumni of the program also receive non-competitive eligibility status when applying for government jobs – a rare opportunity!

Because these languages are less commonly taught, most programs do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning (have studied or speak a 2nd language), a strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting (we recommend a minimum GPA of 3.2; average GPA of Augsburg winners last year was 3.73), and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
To learn more about the program, go to https://clscholarship.org/ . The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS, so please contact urgo@augsburg.edu to set up an appointment before November 16th if you are interested in applying.

Paid Summer Experience: URGO Summer Research Info Sessions Nov. 28 & Dec. 4

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

URGO Summer Research Info Sessions
November 28th @ 6pm in Hagfors 150A
December 4th @ 6pm in OGC 100

Hear from past researchers and get the scoop on writing a strong application!

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Student researchers gain important analytic, technical, and writing skills that are important for graduate school and careers. The URGO program is also includes a weekly Speaker Series focused on research skills and professional development, as well as weekly seminars with fellow researchers. Students from all disciplines are invited to participate, and past projects have ranged from biology lab work to theater performance.

URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. Both receive a significant campus housing discount as well. The program runs from mid-May to the end of July and students must plan to be enrolled at Augsburg for Fall 2018 to be eligible.

In addition to the URGO Summer Research Program, URGO also funds 100-hour summer research assistantships where undergraduate students assist a faculty member with an ongoing research project. Research Assistants and mentors determine how to spread the 100 hours of work over the course of the summer and it is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu to set up an appointment.

Walk the Talk: Achieving Civility and Respect in Times of Polarization

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

Dear Faculty, Students and Staff, This Saturday at Concordia University in St. Paul there will be a special seminar opportunity presented by SIETAR USA and SIETAR MN on the issue of polarization. Provost Kaivola has offered to support a number of students, staff, or faculty who would like to attend. If you are interested, please let Elise Marubbio know so she can send you information and confirm your ticket.

https://www.sietarusa.org/event-3041187

Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

THIS WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2018
Augsburg Native American Film Series Presents : Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian
“Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian” is “a deeply personal family film that follows Kate Beane, an urban, Dakota scholar, and her family as they trace the remarkable life of their celebrated relative, Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman), an important author, activist, lecturer and one of the first Native American doctors. Along the way, Beane uncovers uncanny parallels between their lives, through they were born more than 100 years apart” (Vision Maker Media).
Please join Kate Beane and executive producer Syd Beane for an evening of conversation about this remarkable film and their family heritage.

Location and Time
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, 2200 Anderson Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows

This event is free to the public

Augsburg Native American Film Series

EDTalk with John Zobitz

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

John Zobitz will be giving our next EDTalk! Just before the Faculty Meeting on December 5th, he will speak on Data Visualization as an Ethical Act. The meeting will also be available for Zoom at https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/987896017, Meeting ID 987-896-017.

If you missed the last EDTalk with Katie Bishop, a recording is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/XBIVwKl6W54.

All of the EDTalks take place prior to the Faculty Meetings from 3:20-3:35 pm in Hagfors 151. Come to listen and learn! Find out more about the EDTalks and other CTL events on our website.

CTL

Staff Athletics Facilities Tour

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate invites you to take a tour of the athletic facilities! As a staff member, you have access to these facilities and athletic sporting events on campus. Come to learn more about these facilities (weightroom, gym, dome, locker rooms, etc), how and when to access them, and who to contact with any questions. This is the perfect opportunity to ask any general athletic facilities questions you might have, and to learn about the resources available on campus to help you achieve your health and fitness goals!

Join us on Tuesday, November 20th at 11:30 a.m. We will meet in the Kennedy Center Lobby. Stick around to continue conversation with other colleagues and join Staff Senate for an optional lunch following the tour.

http://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/2018/10/12/athletic-facilities-tour/

TODAY/TOMORROW: Augsburg2025 Strategic Planning with President Pribbenow

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

President Paul Pribbenow will lead discussions on the university’s next strategic plan in Focused Conversations today and tomorrow.

Session times and locations are:

TODAY, Tuesday, November 13, 2 p.m., Hagfors 150A (including remote access)
TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 14, 12:30 p.m., Marshall Room

See link below to add a session to your calendar and access the remote link.

Remote access link and calendar links available on the All Hands page (login required)

Reserve Your Spot for Advent Vespers Today

submitted by kadolph@augsburg.edu

Seating envelopes (your ‘ticket’ to get in the door!), are required, and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. They can be requested online, by mail, or in person at the Augsburg Music Office or Christensen Center Welcome Desk. Be sure to place your order soon!

Only 100 envelopes left for Saturday, December 1st – 2pm service!
Only 125 envelopes left for Saturday, December 1st – 5pm service!

Questions? Contact us at vespers@augsburg.edu

Vespers Reservations

Fortnite Tournament

submitted by natropi@augsburg.edu

Join us for Gamers United and Residence Life’s Fortnite Tournament! Show off your skills and win prizes as the circle closes in. The tournament is on Friday, November 30 from 6PM-10PM. The game mode will be Battle Royale Solos ONLY. If interested please register using the registration form.

Prizes are to be announced!

If you have any questions feel free to contact gamersunited@augsburg.edu

Fortnite Tournament Registration Form

Sesquicentennial Musical Website

submitted by thompso2@augsburg.edu

Please join us in creating a new Music-Theater piece about, for, and with people who have been or are currently a part of the Augsburg University Community to be performed during our Sesquicentennial Homecoming, October 2019. Please check out our website or contact Sonja Thompson at thompso2@augsburg.edu for further information on how you can get involved!

http://engage.augsburg.edu/sesquicentennialmusical/

Friday Deadline – Study in Guatemala on Spring Break

submitted by stoddard@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 16

More Program Info and Application

Thursday Guest Speaker on Social Change and Politics in Central America

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Please join the Center for Global Education and Experience for a presentation on

SOCIAL CHANGE & POLITICS IN NICARAGUA and GUATEMALA

Thursday, November 15 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm
in East Commons, Christensen Center
Coffee will be served!

Augsburg’s Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) is pleased to bring Dr. Fernanda Soto Joya to campus for a presentation about the current political and social climate in Nicaragua, as well as the ways that history and social change can be understood through the perspective of indigenous people in Guatemala.

Dr. Soto Joya is CGEE’s newest instructor in Central America, where she teaches the course “Cultural Conflict and Social Change in Latin America: The Central American Context”.

About Dr. Soto Joya:
Fernanda Soto Joya, PhD, is a Honduran/Nicaraguan anthropologist whose research includes mestizo and indigenous communities in the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. Her current projects include research with colleagues at Michigan State University, defining a feminist collaborative research project in Nicaragua; the Institute of Development Policy (IOB) at Antwerpen University in Belgium teaching a class on intersectionality and feminist decolonial thought; and Northumbria’s University in England on a memory project about the war in Nicaragua during the 1980s

This event is also part of International Education Week, from November 12-16, a national effort to promote increased global awareness at US college campuses and universities.

Read more about Dr. Soto Joya here: http://www.augsburg.edu/global/2018/11/05/cgee-guest-speaker-on-central-america/

More information and details

Annual Open Enrollment ends Friday, November 16th

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

All benefits eligible faculty and staff are required to complete the online enrollment form for 2019 elections even if you elect to waive coverage for 2019. Your 2018 elections WILL NOT carry over to 2019 (Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, Dependent Care, and HSA).

Open Enrollment closes on Friday, November 16th at 4:30 p.m.

-There will be two additional coverage tiers for the dental plan – employee plus child(ren) and employee plus spouse/partner.
-There is an increase—from 1 times to 1.5 times base annual salary—in group term life insurance, with a new carrier – UNUM.
-With the change in life insurance carriers, we have a one-time open enrollment for Voluntary Life and AD&D for benefits eligible employees and their dependents with no Evidence of Insurability required for coverage up to the -Guarantee Issue amount.

Learn more at the Benefit Information Sessions: All sessions will be in OGC, Room 100

-November 13 at 10:00 am
-November 15 at 4:00 pm

If you are unable to attend the final two information sessions, a recorded version can be accessed at the following link: https://youtu.be/iYunV_W9EbE

Please contact Nicole Peterlin at 612-330-1602 or peterlin@augsburg.edu with any questions.

How do I get a Global Career? Workshop TODAY

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Do you aspire to be internationally or globally engaged in your career? Want to work or live abroad after you graduate? Yes? Come to the:

How Do I Get a Global Career? Workshop
Tuesday, November 13
9:30 – 11 am in Hagfors 150A
Coffee and donuts!

Augsburg Center for Global Education and the Strommen center present a workshop on how Global and International careers look in different industries and fields of work.

Learn how to apply your global and intercultural experiences to a job search, how to add it to your resume, and learn about opportunities to go abroad after graduation.

Come with your energy and curiosity, leave with resume and interview tips, international job information, and resources for your career.

More information and details

Listening Session Today

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

We are responding to the feedback gathered at the “We Are Listening” session on Monday.

Students, in response to being heard, to the value of circles, and to not having time to talk during the chapel time, we would like to invite you to a listening session from 2:00-3:30 in East Commons, today, Tuesday Nov. 13. We will be there to listen. We can decide together at the outset of that session whether or not those attending want a facilitated circle or an open mic time with agreed upon guidelines.

There are also steps being taken to organize “A Day of Action” that is collaboratively planned. Further communication about planning sessions will follow in the days ahead.

Sincerely,

Eric Buffalohead, Joaquin Muñoz and M. Elise Marubbio and Jenny L. Hanson

Morning Prayer: Cloud of Witnesses

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Come join us at 8:45-9:00am in Gundale Chapel (Hagfors 3rd floor). Celebrating saints traditional and non-traditional who impact our lives. Morning prayer worship continues with students and staff members offering a prayer, poem, or quotation from a diverse “cloud of witnesses.” Today Mike Reeder will share about the Apostle Paul.

More information

Flu Shots on Campus Wednesday 11/14

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Don’t forget; last chance! – the MN Visiting Nurse Association will be back at Augsburg on Wednesday 11/14/18 from 10:30 – 12:00 pm for on campus flu shots. Most insurances are accepted or you can pay $38 cash or check. It is a walk-in clinic so no appointment is needed. The flu shots will be in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office located on the first floor of the Anderson Res Hall. Please bring your insurance card and a photo ID. Any questions, call Dianne in the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Get paid to do research on-campus this summer

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Come learn about this on-campus, paid opportunity to work toward your academic and career goals!

URGO Summer Research Info Sessions
November 28th @6pm in Hagfors 150A
OR
December 4th @6pm in OGC 100
Hear from past researchers and get the scoop on writing a strong application!

URGO Summer Research Program
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Student researchers gain important analytic, technical, and writing skills that are important for graduate school and careers. The URGO program also includes a weekly Speaker Series focused on research skills and professional development, as well as weekly seminars with fellow researchers. Students from all disciplines are invited to participate, and past projects have ranged from biology lab work to theater performance. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. Both receive a significant campus housing discount as well. The program runs from mid-May to the end of July and students must plan to be enrolled at Augsburg for Fall 2019 to be eligible.

URGO Summer Research Assistantships
In addition to the URGO Summer Research Program, URGO also funds 100-hour summer research assistantships where undergraduate students assist a faculty member with an ongoing research project. Research Assistants and mentors determine how to spread the 100 hours of work over the course of the summer and it is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu or call 612-330-1446 to set up an appointment.

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.

Are You An Experienced Debater? Earn Weekend $ with the 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 for upcoming high school tournaments on 11/17 and 12/7.

Judges experienced in policy, parliamentary, Lincoln Douglas, and/or public forum debate are eligible to earn $55 for judging three rounds of debate.

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:

● 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

Email Us & Sign Up

Get Your Service Hours In: Volunteer with MNUDL This Weekend

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 for upcoming high school tournaments on 11/17 and 12/7.

No debate experience? No problem. We train volunteers at every tournament.

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:

● 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

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Prof. Bibiana Koh presented with Tony Bibus at National Conference

submitted by bibus@augsburg.edu

Social work professor Bibiana Koh conducted a workshop with colleague Tony Bibus at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education in Orlando, Florida, November 9, 2018. Entitled “Cultural Humility: Applying Virtue Ethics and Confucian Ethics in Social Work Education,” the workshop shared Prof. Koh’s and Prof. Emeritus Bibus’ work over the past two years that has led to their conceptualization of intercultural humility. They have facilitated similar workshops at venues such as the annual conferences of the Minnesota Social Services Association in Minneapolis on March 23 and the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers in Brooklyn Center on June 19, 2018.

Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

THIS WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2018
Augsburg Native American Film Series Presents : Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian
“Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian” is “a deeply personal family film that follows Kate Beane, an urban, Dakota scholar, and her family as they trace the remarkable life of their celebrated relative, Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman), an important author, activist, lecturer and one of the first Native American doctors. Along the way, Beane uncovers uncanny parallels between their lives, through they were born more than 100 years apart” (Vision Maker Media).
Please join Kate Beane and executive producer Syd Beane for an evening of conversation about this remarkable film and their family heritage.

Location and Time
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, 2200 Anderson Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows

This event is free to the public

Augsburg Native American Film Series

Waste Not Want Not

submitted by wilsona3@augsburg.edu

Up to 40 percent of the food in the United States is never eaten. But at the same time, one in eight Americans struggles to put enough food on the table. This amounts to 21% of the U.S. agricultural water usage, and growing, processing, transporting, and disposing that uneaten food has an annual cost of $218 billion (National Resources Defense Council).

Join us for a discussion and viewing of the film Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

November 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Augsburg campus, Science Hall, Room 123

Snacks provided by Campus Kitchen (recovered food)

https://www.facebook.com/events/315477712604495/

Auggies Compete in Math Contests

submitted by doree@augsburg.edu

Augsburg students participated in two math competitions in the last two weeks.

The Augsburg team of Julie Henderson, Andrew Hotchkiss, Ryan Masui, and Brandon Perez were among about 375 students from 35 colleges and universities participating in the third annual Minnesota Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition on Saturday November 3 at Optum Health in Eden Prairie accompanied by Prof. John Zobitz. Each team worked collaboratively to identify factors to predict voter turnout in the 2018 midterm elections and presented their work several times to business and STEM professionals.

Auggies Annabelle Arns, Lexander Boukal, Julie Henderson, Annika Hegrenes, Lewis Istok, Heather Krumwiede, Alek Lukanen, and Matt Muller constituted three of around 80 teams from 25 colleges and universities in the North Central Section of the Mathematical Association of America to participate in their twenty-second annual team contest, with support from Prof. Matt Haines. Each team hunkered down in the Hagfors Center on Saturday November 10 to work collaboratively on ten challenging mathematical problems in three hours. Results will be available in a few of weeks.

Kudos to the student participants in both competitions!

Prof. Pippert’s Research Continues to Resonate

submitted by velamcco@augsburg.edu

Prof. Tim Pippert’s research on visual representations of racial and ethnic diversity in college recruitment materials continues to be cited as colleges and universities grapple with the value of diversity in higher education and race-conscious admissions. The latest reference appeared in the November 8 issue of The Daily Northwestern (see link below).

https://dailynorthwestern.com/2018/11/08/campus/harvard-admissions-trial-shines-spotlight-on-race-conscious-admissions-value-of-diversity-in-higher-education/

GAYME Night

submitted by natropi@augsburg.edu

Join us for fun and games with Gamers United and QPA! There will be a variety of games to play and food to eat so that you can relax and enjoy an all inclusive (GAY)ME NIGHT.

Feel free to enjoy the games we have or bring your own! Console and Tabletop games welcome.

Expected Games that will be Available (subject to change):
PS4
– Fortnite
– Rocket League
– 2K

Wii
– Wii Play
– Carnival Games
– Just Dance 4

Tabletop
– Cards Against Humanity
– Exploding Kittens
– Settlers of Catan
– Clue
– Masterpiece
– Cards
– Uno
– Truth Bombs
– Scrabble
– Monopoly
– Pokemon/Pokemon Go

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Sesquicentennial Story Circle TONIGHT

submitted by thompso2@augsburg.edu

Please join us for the next SESQUICENTENNIAL STORY CIRCLE – Monday, November 12 at 7:00pm in the Foss Green Room. We need your “Augsburg Story” to create a new Music-Theater piece celebrating the diversity of Augsburg University. We will gather for 1½ to 2 hours to tell stories, write down thoughts, and share experiences about Augsburg. Theater professionals Leah Cooper of Wonderlust Productions and Aaron Gabriel (‘01) of Interact Theater will facilitate, posing questions such as, “Tell us about your first day at Augsburg and what that was like.” “Tell us about a moment when you realized this was exactly the right or wrong place for you.” “Tell us about your favorite place, object or person at Augsburg.” If you don’t feel like sharing, you can just listen. Nobody’s story or experiences will be used in the play directly (like a documentary); they’ll be blended together into a fictional story, protecting the privacy of those who share. We hope to see you and hear your stories – crazy, funny, serious or whatever – next Monday evening! To RSVP, or if you need accommodations because of a disability, please contact Sonja Thompson (thompso2@augsburg.edu). Feel free to invite other Augsburg colleagues and friends!

Last Chance Flu Shots on Campus

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

The MN Visiting Nurse Association has a few additional flu shot clinic dates available so they will be back at Augsburg on Wednesday 11/14/18 from 10:30 – 12:00 pm for on campus flu shots. Most insurances are accepted or you can pay $38 cash or check. It is a walk-in clinic so no appointment is needed. The flu shots will be in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office located on the first floor of the Anderson Res Hall. Please bring your insurance card and a photo ID. Any questions, call Dianne in the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Happy Veterans Day

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Celebrating veterans and current military! Veteran’s day is being observed on Monday, Nov. 12. Augsburg University thanks and celebrates our veterans and currently serving military students, faculty, and staff.

On Monday, Nov. 12, A’viands invites veterans and current military for a free meal in the Commons Dining room or $5.00 off at Nabo. Please show military ID.

Hoversten Chapel will be open from 11- 12 on Monday, Nov. 12, opportunity for quiet reflection.

We are grateful for your service!

Thurs, Nov 15: Social Change and Politics in Central America

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Please join us for a presentation on

SOCIAL CHANGE & POLITICS IN NICARAGUA and GUATEMALA

Thursday, November 15 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm
in East Commons, Christensen Center
Coffee will be served!

Augsburg’s Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) is pleased to bring Dr. Fernanda Soto Joya to campus for a presentation about the current political and social climate in Nicaragua, as well as the ways that history and social change can be understood through the perspective of indigenous people in Guatemala.

Dr. Soto Joya is CGEE’s newest instructor in Central America, where she teaches the course “Cultural Conflict and Social Change in Latin America: The Central American Context”.

About Dr. Soto Joya:
Fernanda Soto Joya, PhD, is a Honduran/Nicaraguan anthropologist whose research includes mestizo and indigenous communities in the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. Her current projects include research with colleagues at Michigan State University, defining a feminist collaborative research project in Nicaragua; the Institute of Development Policy (IOB) at Antwerpen University in Belgium teaching a class on intersectionality and feminist decolonial thought; and Northumbria’s University in England on a memory project about the war in Nicaragua during the 1980s

This event is also part of International Education Week, from November 12-16, a national effort to promote increased global awareness at US college campuses and universities.

More information and details

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

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

How do I get a Global Career? Workshop on Nov 13

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Do you aspire to be internationally or globally engaged in your career? Want to work or live abroad after you graduate? Yes? Come to the:

How Do I Get a Global Career? Workshop
Tuesday, November 13
9:30 – 11 am in Hagfors 150A
Coffee and donuts!

Augsburg Center for Global Education and the Strommen center present a workshop on how Global and International careers look in different industries and fields of work.

Learn how to apply your global and intercultural experiences to a job search, how to add it to your resume, and learn about opportunities to go abroad after graduation.

Come with your energy and curiosity, leave with resume and interview tips, international job information, and resources for your career.

More information and details

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

Film screening + food tomorrow 5:30pm

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

Up to 40 percent of the food in the United States is never eaten. But at the same time, one in eight Americans struggles to put enough food on the table. This amounts to 21% of the U.S. agricultural water usage, and growing, processing, transporting, and disposing that uneaten food has an annual cost of $218 billion (National Resources Defense Council).

Join us for a discussion and viewing of the film Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

November 13 (tomorrow) from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Augsburg campus, Science Hall, Room 123

Snacks provided by Campus Kitchen (recovered food)

https://www.facebook.com/events/315477712604495/

Ohiyesa: The Soul of and Indian

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

Save the Date: November 14, 2018
Augsburg Native American Film Series Presents : Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian
“Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian” is “a deeply personal family film that follows Kate Beane, an urban, Dakota scholar, and her family as they trace the remarkable life of their celebrated relative, Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman), an important author, activist, lecturer and one of the first Native American doctors. Along the way, Beane uncovers uncanny parallels between their lives, through they were born more than 100 years apart” (Vision Maker Media).

Please join Kate Beane and executive producer Syd Beane for an evening of conversation about this remarkable film and their family heritage.

Location and Time
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, 2200 Anderson Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows

This event is free to the public

Augsburg Native American Film Series

Focused Conversations re: Augsburg2025 Strategic Planning: TOMORROW/Wednesday

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

This week’s Focused Conversations offer the opportunity to meet with President Paul Pribbenow for discussion about Augsburg2025 — the university’s next strategic plan.

The sessions are:
Tuesday (TOMORROW), November 13, 2 p.m., Hagfors 150A (including remote access)
Wednesday, November 14, 12:30 p.m., Marshall Room

See link below to add a session to your calendar or access the remote link.

Remote access and calendar links available on the All Hands page (login required)

Apply to the Midco Scholars Program

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

The Midco Scholars Program is a partnership between Midcontinent Communications (Midco) and Augsburg University which provides opportunities for underrepresented students to explore a career in business/IT and gain relevant work experience. This semester, up to 4 students will be selected to become Midco Scholars. Each Scholar will take part in monthly professional development workshops, receive a $2,500 scholarship, and will also have the opportunity to apply for a competitive full-time Summer 2019 internship with Midco, either in their Sioux Falls, SD or Edina, MN offices. (Internships will more likely take place in Sioux Falls, so applicants should be available to live in Sioux Falls for the summer – housing is available).

Ideal candidates for the Midco Scholars Program will:
-Be a Junior in good standing at Augsburg (anticipated graduation in Dec 2019 or May 2020)
-Have a major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Data Analytics or other business related fields
-Be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of a summer internship and provide documents to verify work authorization

Underrepresented students, including students of color, low-income (Pell Grant eligible/Dream Grant eligible), and/or first generation college students are highly encouraged to apply.

Interested students should review the following link for more information and to apply: https://goo.gl/forms/GWFVQv3O9sJh6SUJ2 Applications are due Monday, November 26th.

Any questions please contact Janet Morales (moralesj@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1792)

Midco Scholars application

Are You An Experienced Debater? Earn Weekend $ 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 for upcoming high school tournaments on 11/17 and 12/7.

Judges experienced in policy, parliamentary, Lincoln Douglas, and/or public forum debate are eligible to earn $55 for judging three rounds of debate.

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:

● 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

There’s Still Time to Volunteer 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 for upcoming high school tournaments on 11/17 and 12/7.

No debate experience? No problem. We train volunteers at every tournament.

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:

● 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

Cultural Night

submitted by xinicof@augsburg.edu

Hi everyone,

Hope you are doing well, International Education Week is coming and we are looking for people who want to represent their culture. It can involve showing your traditional clothing, a talent or simply walking with music that represents your country or culture.

The event is going to happen on November 16th 2018 From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

If you know anyone who would be interested let them know.
If you have questions email to iso@augsburg.edu

Cultural Night!

Audition Notice: “Mud” by María Irene Fornés

submitted by gustafse@augsburg.edu

AUDITIONS: Monday, Nov. 12th – 6:30-9:30pm
CALLBACKS: Tuesday, Nov. 13th – 7:30pm

Sign up for your 5 min audition slot on the Tjornhom-Nelson Theater door in the Foss Center atrium!

NO NEED TO PREPARE A MONOLOGUE! Audition material is available for pickup in the Theater Office– Foss 104.

Please remember to show up 15 prior to your audition slot in order to fill out necessary paper work!

https://www.facebook.com/events/933897883401158

“The Arsonists” Opens This Friday – Tickets On Sale Now

submitted by gustafse@augsburg.edu

Tickets for Augsburg Theater Department’s production of ‘The Arsonists’ are now on sale at augsburg.edu/theater/ticket.

Student – $3.00
Faculty/Staff – $6.00
Non-Augsburg Students – $5.00
Augsburg Alumni – $4.00
General Public – $8.00

Augsburg Theater Department is now offering online purchases for tickets! Tickets are prepaid online, eliminating lines and wait time. Simply bring your printed or downloaded ticket to the theater door or take the gamble and buy at the box office (cash or check only) 45 mins prior to show time.

http://www.augsburg.edu/theater/ticket

Get paid to do research on-campus this summer

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

Come learn about this on-campus, paid opportunity to work toward your academic and career goals!

URGO Summer Research Info Sessions
November 28th @6pm in Hagfors 150A
OR
December 4th @6pm in OGC 100
Hear from past researchers and get the scoop on writing a strong application!

URGO Summer Research Program
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Student researchers gain important analytic, technical, and writing skills that are important for graduate school and careers. The URGO program also includes a weekly Speaker Series focused on research skills and professional development, as well as weekly seminars with fellow researchers. Students from all disciplines are invited to participate, and past projects have ranged from biology lab work to theater performance. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. Both receive a significant campus housing discount as well. The program runs from mid-May to the end of July and students must plan to be enrolled at Augsburg for Fall 2019 to be eligible.

URGO Summer Research Assistantships
In addition to the URGO Summer Research Program, URGO also funds 100-hour summer research assistantships where undergraduate students assist a faculty member with an ongoing research project. Research Assistants and mentors determine how to spread the 100 hours of work over the course of the summer and it is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu or call 612-330-1446 to set up an appointment.

Augsburg2025 Strategic Planning: Focused Conversations Next Week

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Next week’s Focused Conversations with President Paul Pribbenow are dedicated to discussion about Augsburg2025 — the university’s next strategic plan.

The sessions are:
Tuesday, November 13, 2:00 p.m., Hagfors 150A (including remote access)
Wednesday, November 14, 12:30 p.m., Marshall Room

See link below to add a session to your calendar or access the remote link.

Go to the All Hands page for the remote access link or to add a session to your calendar

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.

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

Interested in the U.S. food system? Check out this documentary screening

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

Up to 40 percent of the food in the United States is never eaten. But at the same time, one in eight Americans struggles to put enough food on the table. This amounts to 21% of the U.S. agricultural water usage, and growing, processing, transporting, and disposing that uneaten food has an annual cost of $218 billion (National Resources Defense Council).

Join us for a discussion and viewing of the film Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

November 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Augsburg campus, Science Hall, Room 123

Snacks provided by Campus Kitchen (recovered food)

https://www.facebook.com/events/315477712604495/

Support the Campus Cupboard

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

For Give to the Max, Campus Kitchen is raising money for Campus Cupboard, our campus food shelf that is accessible to all students. In order to create a food shelf that meets students’ needs, we need to expand the Cupboard’s quality and quantity of food items. That’s where you come in! Please consider making a donation. Any amount helps!

https://www.givecampus.com/schools/AugsburgUniversity/support-campus-kitchen#updates

Happy veterans day

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Celebrating veterans and current military! Veteran’s day is being observed on Monday, Nov. 12. Augsburg University thanks and celebrates our veterans and currently serving military students, faculty, and staff.

On Monday, Nov. 12, A’viands invites veterans and current military for a free meal in the Commons Dining room or $5.00 off at Nabo. Please show military ID.

Hoversten Chapel will be open from 11- 12 on Monday, Nov. 12, opportunity for quiet reflection.

We are grateful for your service!

Sesquicentennial Story Circle Next Monday

submitted by thompso2@augsburg.edu

Please join us for the next SESQUICENTENNIAL STORY CIRCLE – Monday, November 12 at 7:00pm in the Foss Green Room. We need your “Augsburg Story” to create a new Music-Theater piece celebrating the diversity of Augsburg University. We will gather for 1½ to 2 hours to tell stories, write down thoughts, and share experiences about Augsburg. Theater professionals Leah Cooper of Wonderlust Productions and Aaron Gabriel (‘01) of Interact Theater will facilitate, posing questions such as, “Tell us about your first day at Augsburg and what that was like.” “Tell us about a moment when you realized this was exactly the right or wrong place for you.” “Tell us about your favorite place, object or person at Augsburg.” If you don’t feel like sharing, you can just listen. Nobody’s story or experiences will be used in the play directly (like a documentary); they’ll be blended together into a fictional story, protecting the privacy of those who share.
We hope to see you and hear your stories – crazy, funny, serious or whatever – next Monday evening! To RSVP, or if you need accommodations because of a disability, please contact Sonja Thompson (thompso2@augsburg.edu). Feel free to invite other Augsburg colleagues and friends!

Have you submitted to Murphy Square yet?

submitted by bensongg@augsburg.edu

Murphy Square is looking for prose (fiction or creative nonfiction short stories), poetry, and visual art (painting, drawing, photography, etc.) for this year’s edition of Murphy Square, Augsburg’s one and only literary and visual arts magazine!

We are SO excited about this year’s issue, and we definitely want YOU to be a part of it! Submit your work now to murphysquare.submittable.com/submit !

http://murphysquare.submittable.com/submit

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for November

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

Cultural Night

submitted by xinicof@augsburg.edu

Hi everyone,

Hope you are doing well, International Education Week is coming and we are looking for people who want to represent their culture. It can involve showing your traditional clothing, a talent or simply walking with music that represent your country or culture.

The event is going to happen on November 16th 2018 From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

If you know anyone who would be interested let them know.
If you have questions email to iso@augsburg.edu

Cultural Night!

Celebrating veterans and current military

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Veteran’s day is being observed on Monday, Nov. 12. Augsburg University thanks and celebrates our veterans and currently serving military students, faculty, and staff.

On Monday, Nov. 12, A’viands invites veterans and current military for a free meal in the Commons Dining room or $5.00 off at Nabo. Please show military ID.

Hoversten Chapel will be open from 11- 12 on Monday, Nov. 12, opportunity for quiet reflection.

We are grateful for your service!

CWC Convocation TODAY 11/8

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Please plan to attend the CWC convocation on Thursday 11/8 at 11:00 to hear Dr. Gloria Burgess speaking on the “Greatness that Lives in All of Us!” Her popular books include Dare to Wear Your Soul on the Outside, Flawless Leadership, and Sanctuary: Restoring the Rhythm of Rest & Renewal. Her most recent book: Pass it On! is an inspiring picture-book biography is about her father, Earnest McEwen, Jr., and his life-changing relationship with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner.

http://www.gloriaburgess.com

Intramural Volleyball

submitted by voigtj@augsburg.edu

We are still looking for some more teams to add to our Winter Intramural Volleyball league. REGISTRATION has been EXTENDED one week!! We will accept team registrations until November 16th.

The winter volleyball league will be played on MONDAY nights, starting Monday, November 26th.

Email intramurals@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Augsburg Intramural Website

Audition Notice: “Mud” by Maria Irene Fornes

submitted by gustafse@augsburg.edu

AUDITIONS: Monday, Nov. 12th – 6:30-9:30pm
CALLBACKS: Tuesday, Nov. 13th – 7:30pm

Sign up for your 5 min audition slot on the Tjornhom-Nelson Theater door in the Foss Center atrium!

NO NEED TO PREPARE A MONOLOGUE! Audition material is available for pickup in the Theater Office– Foss 104.

Please remember to show up 15 prior to your audition slot in order to fill out necessary paper work!

https://www.facebook.com/events/933897883401158

“The Arsonists” Opens This Friday – Tickets On Sale Now

submitted by gustafse@augsburg.edu

Tickets for Augsburg Theater Department’s production of ‘The Arsonists’ are now on sale at augsburg.edu/theater/ticket.

Student – $3.00
Faculty/Staff – $6.00
Non-Augsburg Students – $5.00
Augsburg Alumni – $4.00
General Public – $8.00

Augsburg Theater Department is now offering online purchases for tickets! Tickets are prepaid online, eliminating lines and wait time. Simply bring your printed or downloaded ticket to the theater door or take the gamble and buy at the box office (cash or check only) 45 mins prior to show time.

http://www.augsburg.edu/theater/ticket

http://www.augsburg.edu/theater/ticket

McNair Scholars Program Open House

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

All Augsburg students, faculty and staff are invited to the annual McNair Open House in celebration of Ronald E. McNair’s (belated!) birthday anniversary.

We will be serving cake and refreshments so be sure to stop by TODAY any time between 3 and 5pm in the McNair office suite!

What: McNair Open House
When: Thursday, Nov. 8, 3:00-5:00pm
Where: Hagfors 101

Thank you for your continued support of the TRIO McNair Scholars Program!

Last day: Apply to work as a campus Career Peer Advisor

submitted by julius@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Career & Internship Center is hiring new student employees for the spring 2019 semester as Career Peer Advisors.

**The deadline to apply online via Handshake is 11:59pm Friday Nov 9th.

Learn how to assist other students on career related topics such as resumes and cover letters, internship and job searching, and more. Each Peer Advisor will be scheduled to work 5-10hrs per week and paid $11.25/hr. Apply today if you are interested in helping others, communicating/writing, or want to learn more about careers and the world of work.

Handshake job posting for Peer Advisor, Strommen Center

Fix-It Clinic at Seward Montessori this Saturday

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Do you have something that is not working right, but you would like to
see working again? Whether you watched a bunch of YouTube videos and
tried fixing it yourself, threw your hands up in despair looking for
someone who could help (or after learning how much it would cost), or
just don’t know where to start, look no further! A bunch of eager and
skilled volunteers are coming to the Seward Montessori School cafeteria
this Saturday, November 10th, from noon to 3:30 p.m. for the next
Hennepin County Fix-It Clinic. They will be there to help you
troubleshoot and fix your non-working stuff, for free! It will be like
having a handy friend with some expertise in what you are having trouble
with, right there to help! The goal of this program is to divert from
the waste stream non-working items that people would like to keep using.
It has helped folks fix or figure out everything from mechanical monkey
toys and jewelry to microwaves and dehumidifiers. There will be a crew
of sewing specialists to help you replace broken zippers and mend
clothes, a team of electronics folks who are good with everything from
lamps to computers, and mechanical folks who have gotten paper
shredders, antique clocks, and sewing machines back in business. Please
help spread the word! Share the Facebook event at
https://www.facebook.com/events/163959367608830/ and find out more at
https://www.hennepin.us/fixitclinic, but be sure to stop in on Saturday
with your non-working stuff!

CIC Institute in Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

June 2-5, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) will offer the second of two institutes focused on Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts. This Institute is intended to address major issues that drive unrest on today’s campus, including protests directed at public policy, social inequity, bias, and identity that sometimes become disruptive or even violent. The Provost’s Office is hoping to send a team from Augsburg and has been working with a few faculty and staff on the application. Applications must include a proposal that outlines how we intend to use the experience, if we are selected to participate, on our campus. While we can only send four people, we want the proposal to reflect the broader interests and commitments of the community. The Provost invites members of the community to join her for a conversation on how this institute might be used to advance our commitments to inclusion, equity, and cultural competence at Augsburg.

A meeting is scheduled for TODAY, Nov. 8, from 12:00-1:00 pm in LIN 301. All are welcome — please feel free to bring your lunch! If Augsburg is accepted to participate in the Institute, additional open meetings will be held throughout the Spring, as we want the team’s work to help advance our collective goals.

Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

Save the Date: November 14, 2018
Augsburg Native American Film Series Presents : Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian
“Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian” is “a deeply personal family film that follows Kate Beane, an urban, Dakota scholar, and her family as they trace the remarkable life of their celebrated relative, Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman), an important author, activist, lecturer and one of the first Native American doctors. Along the way, Beane uncovers uncanny parallels between their lives, through they were born more than 100 years apart” (Vision Maker Media).
Please join Kate Beane and executive producer Syd Beane for an evening of conversation about this remarkable film and their family heritage.

Location and Time
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, 2200 Anderson Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows

This event is free to the public

Augsburg Native American Film Series