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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

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

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

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 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!

Event Announcements

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.

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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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/

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)

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

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/

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

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

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

Keeping Track of Auggies

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/

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!

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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