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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

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.

General Announcements

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

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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

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/

Event Announcements

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)

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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/

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Keeping Track of Auggies

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.

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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

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