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Book Group Meeting Tomorrow

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

A reminder for those who picked up a copy of “Where we Stand: Class Matters” by bell hooks. The second of the two discussion time options will take place tomorrow (Thursday), November 8th, from 3:40-4:40 in the Marshall Room. The CTL fellows for Diversity and Inclusion invite you to come discuss the book and the issues it addresses.

Thursday, Nov. 8th, 3:40-4:40, Marshall Room

CTL

EdTalk with Katie Bishop TODAY

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

How Class Matters at Augsburg: A discussion of the impact of class status for students navigating higher education. The talk will focus on specific student outcomes and offer suggestions for supporting students in the classroom.

Grab your coffee and come to Hagfors 151 at 3:20 today! The talk will conclude just in time for the faculty meeting.

ZOOM will also be available for the EdTalk at https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/616944313.

Wednesday, November 7th | EdTalk with Katie Bishop | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151

ZOOM the EdTalk

General Announcements

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.

We are grateful for your service!

Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) – Meeting Minutes

submitted by hangb@augsburg.edu

Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) is a body committed to helping the University reach its goals. Its mission is to assist the governance structure of the University including: the President, all officers, staff, faculty and students in implementing best practices regarding environmental stewardship in both campus operations and curricular development.

To learn more about what ESC is currently working on check out the ESC meeting minutes. We currently uploaded our last two meetings minutes which any Augsburg student, staff and faculty has access.

If you have any questions or concerns about the committees initiatives or any of your own you would like to address, then please feel free to email us at environmentalstewardship@augsburg.edu.

Environmental Stewardship Committee

Apply to 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

Market Survey/Shared Recreation and Wellness Facility

submitted by peacock@augsburg.edu

In the next few days, all staff and full-time faculty will be receiving an email inviting participation in a market survey being administered to community residents and people who work in the I-94/Riverside Corridor. This market research is being undertaken by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Augsburg University, the YMCA, Pillsbury United Communities, and Fairview Health Services to explore the potential for creating a shared recreation and wellness facility on the east end of the Augsburg campus. The survey is being administered by ANA Research, an independent research firm located in the Twin Cities. All responses will be confidential. Please take the time to participate in this survey. It should take about 10 minutes to complete. For more information about the I-94/Riverside Corridor Shared Facility planning effort, go to: https://www.minneapolisparks.org/park_care__improvements/park_projects/current_projects/i-94_riverside_corridor_shared_facility/#group_0_1482418

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 Thursday, 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.

Attention Staff and Faculty: 2019 Orientation Leader Position

submitted by mendoza8@augsburg.edu

Campus Activities and Orientation is recruiting people to be 2019 Orientation Leaders! We strongly encourage you to tell students to apply for this position whether they are a sophomore, junior, or will be a senior next year.

If you know someone that would be a great 2019 Orientation Leader the application deadline is this Friday, November 9th at 4:00pm.

Here is the link to the application

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

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

Event Announcements

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

Reduced-price tickets to a concert of interest

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

Augsburg faculty and staff are invited to reserve up to 2 reduced-price ($10 off) tickets for seating in the A, B, or C section at any of the three upcoming Twin Cities performances of Empire, Religion, War, Peace: Music from Europe’s 30-Year Conflict, 1618-1648. This concert prominently features Germany’s greatest composer of the early Baroque, Heinrich Schütz, whose Lutheran liturgical music was the first to employ the German language in the dramatic (operatic) style taking Italy by storm. The program is a collaboration between the voices of St. Paul’s internationally acclaimed The Rose Ensemble and the historical brass players of the bi-coastal Dark Horse Consort. Kristina Boerger, Augsburg’s Professor of Choral Leadership, will be a featured soprano with The Rose Ensemble, and the Augsburg Choir under her direction will be sharing the stage on three numbers in the concert. Performance dates are 11/16, 8pm at University Lutheran Church of Hope in Minneapolis; 11/17, 8pm at Church of Saint Albert the Great in Minneapolis and 11/18, 3pm at Church of the Assumption in St. Paul.

For details on the program and the performers, visit:

https://www.roseensemble.org/shows/empire-religion-war-peace-music-europes-30-year-conflict-1618-1648

http://www.darkhorseconsort.org/welcome/

You may make your ticket request by calling the Rose office phone, 651.225.4340, or by using the Rose website:

https://www.roseensemble.org/

On ordering, you must give the code: AUGSBURG

The code will be active through Monday, 11/12.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Boerger at: boerger@augsburg.edu

https://www.roseensemble.org/

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

Native American Film Series

Workshop: Crafting Compelling Personal Statements for STEM Opportunities TODAY

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

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

Wed., Nov. 7, 3:10-4:20 Room OGC 111

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

‘The Arsonists’ – Opens This Friday

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

MVNA Flu Shot Clinic on 11/14

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.

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

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

Students, Free tickets to a concert of interest

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

You are invited to reserve up to 2 free tickets for seating in the C section at any of the three upcoming Twin Cities performances of Empire, Religion, War, Peace: Music from Europe’s 30-Year Conflict, 1618-1648. This concert prominently features Germany’s greatest composer of the early Baroque, Heinrich Schütz, whose Lutheran liturgical music was the first to employ the German language in the dramatic (operatic) style taking Italy by storm. The program is a collaboration between the voices of St. Paul’s internationally acclaimed The Rose Ensemble and the historical brass players of the bi-coastal Dark Horse Consort. Kristina Boerger, Augsburg’s Professor of Choral Leadership, will be a featured soprano with The Rose Ensemble, and the Augsburg Choir under her direction will be sharing the stage on three numbers in the concert. Performance dates are 11/16, 8pm at University Lutheran Church of Hope in Minneapolis; 11/17, 8pm at Church of Saint Albert the Great in Minneapolis and 11/18, 3pm at Church of the Assumption in St. Paul.

For details on the program and the performers, visit:

https://www.roseensemble.org/shows/empire-religion-war-peace-music-europes-30-year-conflict-1618-1648

http://www.darkhorseconsort.org/welcome/

You may make your ticket request by calling the Rose office phone, 651.225.4340, or by using the Rose website:

www.RoseEnsemble.org

On ordering, you must give the code: AUGGIES

The code will be active through Monday, 11/12.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Boerger at: boerger@augsburg.edu

www.RoseEnsemble.org

Keeping Track of Auggies

Mike Grewe receives award for research

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Congrats to Mike Grewe, Director, LGBTQIA Director and Assistant Director, Campus Activities and Orientation, received the Lee Knefelkamp Award for Research Excellence. Mike received the award at the Minnesota College Professionals Association (MCPA) conference in Mankato, Nov. 1-2. Mike leads Augsburg’s effort on assessing co-curricular student learning.

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