Focused Conversations This Week: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Our December Focused Conversations will cover three areas of Augsburg’s diversity, inclusion, and equity work:

[1] Chief Diversity Officer Joanne Reeck will provide an overview of how Augsburg’s Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program has grown and will share feedback from participants about how the program has helped them in their ongoing work at Augsburg.

[2] Chief Student Success Officer Katie Bishop will provide an update regarding Augsburg’s equity work in support of student success.

[3] Ann Garvey, vice president for Student Affairs, and Kathy McGillivray, Director of the CLASS Office, will provide an overview of the work of the Accessibility Subcommittee—which is part of the University Council structure as a subcommittee of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity University Committee.

The sessions are:
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 12:30 p.m., Marshall Room (remote access available)
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m., Oren 100 (note change from standard schedule)

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

Augsburg Day Student Government: Draft Action Plan on Current Institutional Climate and Survey

submitted by bakere@augsburg.edu

This action plan drafted by members of Augsburg Day Student Government (ADSG) summarizes the student feedback that was gathered during a panel-led discussion held on November 29th titled “What’s Next?” by ADSG.

The panel-led discussion consisted of the Student Body President facilitating discussion and six other representatives of ADSG responding to ideas and interests presented by students. Students who were in attendance voiced their expectations of ADSG and the university’s administration.

This document has four sections: what feedback has come from students, what is currently being addressed by non-ADSG parties, what changes ADSG wants to see occur, and ADSG actions/communications/timeline.

There is also a link to a survey that students may fill out with any further comments, feedback, ideas or concerns.

Draft Action Plan: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mJdOPkERJUJ3Gx25GBB1ecNKiNa_L1jaAyLzpFYVJxw/edit?usp=sharing

Survey:
https://goo.gl/forms/hW31dLuOb3QjG1uE2

Draft Action Plan

Campus Activities/ Orientation staff present at conference

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Staff from Campus Activities and Orientation are presenting at the 2018 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Leadership Educators Institute. Joanne Reeck, Michael Grewe, and Nancy Huynh, are presenting on Augsburg’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP).

Augsburg’s ELP was also submitted for the 2018-2019 NASPA Excellence Awards; notifications will be in January.

Late Night Breakfast – Monday, Dec. 17

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Late Night Breakfast

It’s late and it’s breakfast! Monday, Dec. 17, 9:30 pm to 10:45 pm, Christensen Center, Commons. Free to students with Augsburg ID. Provided by A’viand’s food service.

Students are invited/encouraged to bring items to donate to Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard to help support other Augsburg students throughout the holidays.

Needed items include:
-Personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, tampons, etc.)
-Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, chips, crackers, etc.)
-Jars of peanut butter and other nut butters
-Sandwich bread
-Canned chicken
-Jars of pasta sauce
-Cereal
-Granola
-Cheese
-Apples/bananas/oranges
-Ramen

Peace Scholar Info Session

submitted by evansk@augsburg.edu

The 2019 Peace Scholar program sends two Augsburg students to Norway for a 6 week program built around developing dialogue skills. The program is open to current sophomores and juniors of all majors. The application requirements can be found on the Peace Scholar website and applications can be completed through the Augsburg Center for Global Education Website under the program title “Augsburg Peace Scholars in Norway.”

An info session will take place Wednesday, December 12th at 6:00pm in OGC 100 for all interested students. Kristian Evans, one of last year’s Peace Scholars from Augsburg, will answer questions about the program for students interested in applying.

Peace Scholar Website

Water Policy

submitted by hangb@augsburg.edu

Beginning January 1st, vending machines will no longer offer bottled water. Please reach out to environmentalstewardship@augsburg.edu with questions, comments, and ideas moving forward.

Sparkling and other “enhanced” water will continue to be available around campus.

Minneapolis tap water, which consistently meets or exceeds safe drinking water standards, is available in drinking fountains for FREE! Students who need a refillable water bottle can pick one up at the Campus Cupboard (see hours: http://inside.augsburg.edu/foodshelf/), thanks the Environmental Action Committee’s Water Bottle Share program.

This is the next phase of the University’s Policy on Bottled Water, approved in May 2017. Learn more at: http://www.augsburg.edu/green/water-and-energy-conservation/bottled-water-policy/

Augsburg Environmental Stewarship Committee

Deadline this week for early registration for next River Semester

submitted by underhil@augsburg.edu

Starting August 25, 2019, a lucky group of students will spend their semester traveling the length of the Mississippi River–from source to sea, with stops in St. Louis, Memphis, New Orleans, and countless small communities along the way. Complete your application before Dec. 15th and receive a $500 early registration discount, and apply for one of the Pentair Scholarships, worth up to $3,000 toward the cost of the program. Students enroll in a full set of college courses and full financial aid applies. To get a feel for some of what this experience is like, check out the short videos made by Kristy Ornelas, one of the students on the 2018 River Semester.

2018 River Semester Videos

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for December

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

Spring Movie Nights: Documentary History and Theory

submitted by hansonjl@augsburg.edu

Take Documentary History and Theory and make Wednesday’s this Spring a movie night! This course studies the history of film’s nonfiction art form, as well as the theoretical methods of engaging the world through a lens. Through the study of selected documentaries, students will identify and analyze the filmmaker’s point of view and the methods used to deliver the message.

The course is offered in Communication Studies, Film, and New Media. It fulfills a Humanities LAF.

Register Now!

Contribute to Campus Cupboard at Staff/Faculty holiday party

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Help support Augsburg students over the holiday break.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring contributions to Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard at the December 20 Faculty and Staff Holiday Party – Hagfors 150, 3-5 pm

Students have requested the following:
Personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, tampons, etc.)
Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, chips, crackers, etc.)
Jars of peanut butter and other nut butters
Sandwich bread
Canned chicken
Canned fruit
Jars of pasta sauce
Cereal
Granola
Cheese
Apples/bananas/oranges
Ramen
**Items that reflect the various food preferences and dietary needs of our diverse student body are appreciated!

Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard will be setting up hours to open over the holiday break.

More about Campus Cupboard

Summer Study Abroad & Away Fair TODAY

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Want to travel and earn credits this summer? Want to learn more about your many program options? Yes? Then come to the:

SUMMER STUDY ABROAD & AWAY FAIR
Today – Monday, Dec. 10
11am to 2pm
Christensen Center

Programs in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Slovenia, The Netherlands, China, Mexico, and More!

We will have information about the many program options, as well as advisors and program leaders on hand to answer your questions!

Summer Abroad/Away Program Options and Information

Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe

submitted by schenko@augsburg.edu

Join Campus Ministry, Augsburg Latin American Students and Latinx Student Services, and Augsburg University Student Ministry in celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe on Wednesday, December 12, in chapel at 10:40am. “Our Lady of Guadalupe has become an eminent image throughout Latin American and even North America and is often seen as an advocate for migrants and vulnerable populations across the Americas.” Bring any images of the Virgin you may have to join the display. Tamales served after.

Learn more

Late Night Breakfast – Monday, Dec. 17

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

It’s late and it’s breakfast! Monday, Dec. 17, 9:30pm to 10:45pm, Christensen Center, Commons. Free to students with Augsburg ID. Provided by A’viand’s food service.

Students are invited/encouraged to bring items to donate to Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard to help support other Augsburg students throughout the holidays.

Needed items include:
-Personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, tampons, etc.)
-Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, chips, crackers, etc.)
-Jars of peanut butter and other nut butters
-Sandwich bread
-Canned chicken
-Jars of pasta sauce
-Cereal
-Granola
-Cheese
-Apples/bananas/oranges
-Ramen

Last week of resume review walk-in hours

submitted by julius@augsburg.edu

Planning to search for a job or internship over break?

Stop by the Strommen Career Center for a one-on-one resume review – no appointment needed – during our last week of regular walk-in hours from now until the last day of classes. Hours listed below:

Monday 12/10: 10am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 12/12: 10am – 4:30pm
Thursday 12/13: 10am-4pm

*Our office will be open on a limited basis over break with some appointments available on an as needed basis. View open appointment times in Handshake.

https://augsburg.joinhandshake.com

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 began 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.

Looking for an internship at a nonprofit?

submitted by hastin19@augsburg.edu

If you’re passionate about helping farm animals and/or veg eating and are looking for an exciting internship for the spring, Compassionate Action for Animals might be for you! You’ll get experience in event organization, fund raising, networking, and more. To learn more about the organization, go to http://exploreveg.org, to inquire about the internship, email laura@exploreveg.org, and to talk to someone who’s already done the internship, email hastin19@augsburg.edu.

Handshake Link

Notice of increased City parking enforcement near campus

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

The Department of Public Safety has been notified of recent parking complaints made to the City of Minneapolis. As a result, certain area 1-hour parking spaces (specifically the 2000 block of 6th Street) will be seeing targeted enforcement. Vehicles parked in 1-hour zones for longer than 1 hour without a critical parking sticker are highly likely to be ticketed in the upcoming weeks.

Spring 2019 parking permit sale dates

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Upcoming parking permit sales will be as follows:

Parking Registration/Sale Dates for Spring 2019:

Faculty/Staff surface lot permits on sale December 17th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
Part Time $126 per semester
Full Time $252 per semester

Adult Undergraduate and Graduate student parking permits on sale December 17th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
$61 per semester

Senior Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 17th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
Commuter: $179 per semester
Resident: $195 per semester

Junior Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 18th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
Commuter: $179 per semester
Resident: $195 per semester

Sophomore Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 19th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
Commuter: $179 per semester
Resident: $195 per semester

First Year Commuter permits on sale December 20th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
Commuter: $179 per semester
***First year resident students are ineligible to have their vehicles on campus***

Luther Hall Underground lot permits:
Prices:
$470 per semester
Oren Gateway Underground lot permits:
Prices:
$505 per semester
Underground permit Sale Dates:
Senior students: December 17th at 9:00am
Adult undergraduate and graduate students: December 17th at 9:00am
Junior students: December 18th at 9:00am
Sophomore students: December 19th at 9:00am
Faculty and Staff: December 20th at 9:00am

Congratulations to Carden Olson, Summer Gilman scholarship winner

submitted by dvorak@augsburg.edu

AUGSBURG STUDENT CARDEN OLSON AWARDED U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE’S GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY ABROAD!

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that Carden Olson from Augsburg University was selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad this Summer 2019. Carden is a Psychology major with a minor in Sexuality Studies. He will be studying this summer in Copenhagen, Denmark through DIS (Danish Institute for Study Abroad).

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program. The Gilman scholarship supports American undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad and, since 2001, has enabled more than 24,000 outstanding Americans of diverse backgrounds to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad. The program has successfully broadened U.S. participation in study abroad, while emphasizing countries and regions where fewer Americans traditionally study. The Gilman Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Since 2008, fifty six Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships, totaling $220,500.

Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad

Focused Conversations Next Week: Diversity, Inclusion Equity

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Next week’s Focused Conversations will cover three areas of Augsburg’s diversity, inclusion, and equity work:

[1] Chief Diversity Officer Joanne Reeck will provide an overview of how Augsburg’s Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program has grown and will share feedback from participants about how the program has helped them in their ongoing work at Augsburg.

[2] Chief Student Success Officer Katie Bishop will provide an update regarding Augsburg’s equity work in support of student success.

[3] Ann Garvey, vice president for Student Affairs, and Kathy McGillivray, Director of the CLASS Office, will provide an overview of the work of the Accessibility Subcommittee—which is part of the University Council structure as a subcommittee of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity University Committee.

The sessions are:
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 12:30 p.m., Marshall Room (remote access available)
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m., Oren 100 (note change from standard schedule)

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

Peace Scholar Info Session

submitted by evansk@augsburg.edu

The 2019 Peace Scholar program sends two Augsburg students to Norway for a 6 week program built around developing dialogue skills. The program is open to current sophomores and juniors of all majors. The application requirements can be found at on the Peace Scholar website and should be directed towards the Study Abroad Office.

An info session will take place Wednesday, December 12th at 6:00pm in OGC 100 for all interested students. Kristian Evans, one of last year’s Peace Scholars from Augsburg, will answer questions about the program.

Peace Scholar Website

Volunteer with ESC to learn about food waste on campus

submitted by wilsona3@augsburg.edu

Join the Environmental Stewardship Committee for our first ever waste audit. A waste audit is (also called a waste sort or trash audit) is a way to assess what is in our campus garbage and what could be diverted from the waste stream through recycling, composting, or reduction. We will focus primarily on the organics recycling collected from Christensen Center. Student clubs can receive $10/hour for every individual who comes and volunteers. We need approximately 10 volunteers each hour to come help. SIGN UP HERE!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11xwzklF4tdr6BhGHsf4OxgmSADbZYhM2bWRt4CH3870/edit#gid=0

Safety: Please wear clothes you feel comfortable getting dirty in. We will provide stick proof gloves that protect against pokes from sharp objects.
Date: December 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m
Location: Meet at the loading docks at Christensen Center

Mental Health Listening Tour

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Please join the Hennepin County National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), EPIC Peer Health Educators and Augsburg Psychology Association for an informal conversation and sharing of personal experiences with mental health access and support systems. NAMI wants to hear from young adults in order to help them decide what direction to take their advocacy in. The Listening Tour will be Monday 12/10/18 from 6 – 7 pm in the Student Lounge in Christensen Center. Refreshments will be provided. Questions call the CWC office 612-330-1707.

Fiesta de la Virgin de Guadalupe

submitted by schenko@augsburg.edu

Join Campus Ministry, Augsburg Latin American Students and Latinx Student Services in celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe on Wednesday, December 12, in chapel at 10:40am. “Our Lady of Guadalupe has become an eminent image throughout Latin American and even North America and is often seen as an advocate for migrants and vulnerable populations across the Americas.” Bring any images of the Virgin you may have to join the display. Tamales served after.

More info

Tabling – Arthur’s Senior Care Hiring

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Representatives from Arthur’s Senior Care will be on campus today, Friday, December 7th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

Arthur’s Senior Care provides exceptional assisted living and memory care in beautiful private home settings in Roseville and Shoreview, Minnesota. Arthur’s is staffed by ACR Homes, a sister company which provides residential support services for adults with disabilities. Together, Arthur’s and ACR support over 200 individuals in 50+ locations across the Twin Cities. They were voted the #1 workplace in Minnesota in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces survey in 2 of the last 4 years.

https://arthursresidentialcare.com/careers/

Year End Pay Stub Review – For all 2018 faculty, staff and student workers.

submitted by ueckerk@augsburg.edu

In preparation for year-end 2018, we ask each employee to review the items below and contact us with any changes or updates to your personal information that we have on file.

1) Verify the Name and Social Security Number on your pay stub.

In order for the Social Security Administration to properly post your earnings, the name on your pay stub must match the name on your social security card. If your name has changed legally (marriage, divorce, etc.) and it does not match your pay stub, please submit a copy of a social security card displaying the correct name to Human Resources to update your employment record.

To help protect your identity, your social security number (SSN) is not normally printed on your pay stub. We are including it on the 12/07/18 and 12/21/18 pay stubs so the SSN may be verified. Please take a look at your pay stub and verify that the correct SSN is listed. If the Social Security Number on your pay stub is incorrect, please notify HR/Payroll immediately.

2) Verify the address on your pay stub

W-2 forms will be mailed and available online by January 31, 2019, however we do request that you review the address listed on your pay stub to ensure we have your correct address on file. If address corrections are needed please contact Human Resources. HR@augsburg.edu

3) Check your tax withholdings

The tax withholdings you are currently claiming are printed on the bottom left section of your pay stub. If you wish to change your tax withholdings, please complete a new federal W-4 form and submit to the Payroll office.

If you need any further assistance please contact Payroll at payroll@augsburg.edu. Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday!

Study abroad in summer

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Travel and earn credit this summer! Options around the world and the USA to help you get ahead on credits and graduation requirements. Every program fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too! Apply by January 31!

PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION IN SLOVENIA
May 12-27, 2019, choose one or two courses:
• PSY 205: Culture and Psychology, Fulfills Social & Behavioral Sciences LAF
• EDC 490/580: School and Society

ART PERFORMING SOCIAL CHANGE, PUERTO RICO, USA
May 13-29, 2019
• THR 295: Art Performing Social Change, fulfills Fine Arts LAF
• Scholarships available

SPACE MOUNTAIN: ASTRONOMY IN HAWAII
May 13-27, 2019
• PHY101: Astronomy, fulfills Natural Sciences LAF

INNOVATION AND DESIGN IN THE NETHERLANDS: PAST & PRESENT
May 18 – June 2, 2019, choose a history & an art course:
• HIS 195 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands, fulfills Humanities Gen Ed, or
• HIS 440: upper level elective for history majors
• ART 133: Intro to Digital Photography, fulfills Fine Arts Gen Ed
• ART 333: Advanced Digital Photography

MUSIC THERAPY IN CHINA
July 9-22, 2019, choose one course:
• MUS 374 or 475: Practicum
• MUS 582: Transcultural Mus. Therapy II
• MUS 511: Practicum

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN MEXICO
Multiple 3-week course blocks, May to August
• Spanish classes, beginning to advanced: fulfills Modern Language Gen Ed, or electives for Spanish Majors and Minors
• SPA/ART 231: fulfills Fine Arts Gen Ed
• Internship and Independent Research opportunities
• Scholarships available

MEDICAL SPANISH AND INTERNSHIP
June 5 – July 21, 2019
• SPA 206: Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
• INS/SPA 399: Internship, Medical Observership
• Scholarships available

Learn more and apply online

Share your Study Abroad/Away Story

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

How was your experience on a Study Abroad or Away Program? Would you like to share your experience and maybe a few photos with your fellow Auggies? Auggies go on programs all over the world on short and long programs–share your story, give advice, or simply give us some feedback on how your program went.

Share your study abroad story here!

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 7

Model UN Course & Program Info and Application

Late Night Breakfast – Monday, Dec. 17

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

It’s late and it’s breakfast! Monday, Dec. 17, 9:30pm to 10:45pm, Christensen Center, Commons. Free to students with Augsburg ID. Provided by A’viand’s food service.

Students are invited/encouraged to bring items to donate to Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard to help support other Augsburg students throughout the holidays.

Needed items include:
-Personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, tampons, etc.)
-Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, chips, crackers, etc.)
-Jars of peanut butter and other nut butters
-Sandwich bread
-Canned chicken
-Jars of pasta sauce
-Cereal
-Granola
-Cheese
-Apples/bananas/oranges
-Ramen

Contribute to Campus Cupboard at the Faculty and Staff Holiday party

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Help support Augsburg students over the holiday break.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring contributions to Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard at the December 20 Faculty and Staff Holiday Party – Hagfors 150, 3-5 pm

Students need the following:
Personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, tampons, etc.)
Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, chips, crackers, etc.)
Jars of peanut butter and other nut butters
Sandwich bread
Canned chicken
Jars of pasta sauce
Cereal
Granola
Cheese
Apples/bananas/oranges
Ramen

Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard will be setting up hours to open over the holiday break.

Water Policy

submitted by hangb@augsburg.edu

Beginning January 1st, vending machines will no longer offer bottled water. Please reach out to environmentalstewardship@augsburg.edu with questions, comments, and ideas moving forward.

Sparkling and other “enhanced” water will continue to be available around campus.

Minneapolis tap water, which consistently meets or exceeds safe drinking water standards, is available in drinking fountains for FREE! Students who need a refillable water bottle can pick one up at the Campus Cupboard (see hours: http://inside.augsburg.edu/foodshelf/), thanks the Environmental Action Committee’s Water Bottle Share program.

This is the next phase of the University’s Policy on Bottled Water, approved in May 2017. Learn more at: http://www.augsburg.edu/green/water-and-energy-conservation/bottled-water-policy/

http://www.augsburg.edu/green/water-and-energy-conservation/bottled-water-policy/

Notice of increased City parking enforcement near campus

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

The Department of Public Safety has been notified of recent parking complaints made to the City of Minneapolis. As a result, certain area 1-hour parking spaces (specifically the 2000 block of 6th Street) will be seeing targeted enforcement. Vehicles parked in 1-hour zones for longer than 1 hour without a critical parking sticker are highly likely to be ticketed in the upcoming weeks.

Spring 2019 parking permit sale dates

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Upcoming parking permit sales will be as follows:

Parking Registration/Sale Dates for Spring 2019:

Faculty/Staff surface lot permits on sale December 17th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
Part Time $126 per semester
Full Time $252 per semester

Adult Undergraduate and Graduate student parking permits on sale December 17th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
$61 per semester

Senior Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 17th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
Commuter: $179 per semester
Resident: $195 per semester

Junior Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 18th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
Commuter: $179 per semester
Resident: $195 per semester

Sophomore Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 19th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
Commuter: $179 per semester
Resident: $195 per semester

First Year Commuter permits on sale December 20th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
Commuter: $179 per semester
***First year resident students are ineligible to have their vehicles on campus***

Luther Hall Underground lot permits:
Prices:
$470 per semester
Oren Gateway Underground lot permits:
Prices:
$505 per semester
Underground permit Sale Dates:
Senior students: December 17th at 9:00am
Adult undergraduate and graduate students: December 17th at 9:00am
Junior students: December 18th at 9:00am
Sophomore students: December 19th at 9:00am
Faculty and Staff: December 20th at 9:00am

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for December

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

Summer Study Abroad/Away Fair – Monday, Dec. 10

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Want to travel and earn credits this summer? Want to learn more about your many program options? Yes? Then come to the:

SUMMER STUDY ABROAD & AWAY FAIR
Monday, Dec. 10
11am to 2pm
Christensen Center

Programs in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Slovenia, The Netherlands, China, Mexico, and More!

We will have information about the many program options, as well as advisors and program leaders on hand to answer your questions!

See you on Monday!

Summer Abroad/Away Program Options and Information

Jon Vaughan-Fier Farewell gathering TODAY

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Please join the Center for Wellness & Counseling staff in saying goodbye to Jon Vaughan-Fier, who will be leaving Augsburg at the end of the fall semester after 11 years. A gathering celebrating Jon and his time here at Augsburg will be held in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office (first floor Anderson Res Hall) on Friday 12/7/18 from 3 – 4:30 pm with a brief program at 3:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided.

Please stop by as you are able to do so. Jon’s last day will be December 21, 2018.

Dean of Arts & Sciences Opening

submitted by freiheit@augsburg.edu

The search committee invites the Augsburg community to help identify candidates for the Dean of Arts and Sciences position. We encourage you to share this career opportunity with your networks:

https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=104531&CNTRNO=4&TSTMP=1542826696370

As a resource, we also include a sample email for you to complete and send to anyone you think might be interested in the position:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1haNp_z2pYXaq4l84zoQX07NkL7Q7oIhx_fgWOw3Wz78/edit?usp=sharing

Please contact the search committee chair, Stacy Freiheit, with questions at x1200 or freiheit@augsburg.edu.

Thank you!

Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe

submitted by schenko@augsburg.edu

Join Campus Ministry, Augsburg Latin American Students and Latinx Student Services in celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe on Wednesday, December 12, in chapel at 10:40am. “Our Lady of Guadalupe has become an eminent image throughout Latin American and even North America and is often seen as an advocate for migrants and vulnerable populations across the Americas.” Bring any images of the Virgin you may have to join the display. Tamales served after.

Learn more

New University Course Survey ready for use

submitted by kaivola@augsburg.edu

Faculty,
The new University Course Survey is now in the hands of students. Remember that the recently faculty-approved form is shorter and focuses squarely on student perceptions of their course experiences. Faculty are expected to dedicate 5-10 minutes of class time to completing the form. Be sure to let students know ahead of time (and post on your Moodle site) so they can bring a mobile device; since forms are voluntary, the faculty member must leave the room for this activity. A recommended protocol is included in a message from the University Course Survey system. Using class time boosts response rates to an acceptable level, thus poor response rates are likely to be a failure to follow this protocol.

We also encourage good practice in having faculty collect their own customized data on pedagogy, assignments, and recommendations for future changes in the course using Moodle or pen and paper during class time.

Questions can be directed to Scott Krajewski, krajewsk@augsburg.edu or Diane Pike, pike@augsburg.edu. Chairs are asked to please make sure all adjunct faculty are informed about and supported in this process.

Thank you
Karen

Apply for the Christensen Vocation Internship Program

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Current Students – Have you ever contemplated the question, “How am I called to work and serve in a community?” Are you wondering about how your talents, skills, preferences, and passions can inform your career decision making and preparations? Are you interested in exploring purpose, meaning, and vocation in a practical way?

If so, we have a spring semester internship opportunity for you to consider: the Christensen Vocation Internship Program!
Paid Internship with opportunity for a personalized role at a faith-based nonprofit in Minneapolis
Ongoing contact and mentorship with knowledgeable site supervisors
Reflect on your internship experiences, readings, and personalized assessments with a cohort of your peers

There are four sites available for the internship, with roles ranging from youth development to community organizing to emergency rental assistance with people experiencing homelessness.

For more information – https://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2018/11/27/2019-vocation-intern-opportunity/

Apply to one or more of the intern sites through Handshake, https://augsburg.joinhandshake.com/login

Note: Priority deadline for applications due December 7. Following that date, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as the positions are open.

Late Night Breakfast – Monday, Dec. 17

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

It’s late and it’s breakfast time! Monday, Dec. 17, 9:30pm to 10:45pm, Christensen Center, Commons. Free to students with Augsburg ID. Provided by A’viand’s food service.

Students are invited/encouraged to bring items to donate to Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard to help support other Augsburg students throughout the holidays.

Needed items include:

-Personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, tampons, etc.)
-Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, chips, crackers, etc.)
-Jars of peanut butter and other nut butters
-Sandwich bread
-Canned chicken
-Jars of pasta sauce
-Cereal
-Granola
-Cheese
-Apples/bananas/oranges
-Ramen

Contribute to Campus Cupboard at the Faculty and Staff Holiday party

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Help support Augsburg students over the holiday break.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring contributions to Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard at the December 20 Faculty and Staff Holiday Party – Hagfors 150, 3-5 pm

Students need the following:
Personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, tampons, etc.)
Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, chips, crackers, etc.)
Jars of peanut butter and other nut butters
Sandwich bread
Canned chicken
Jars of pasta sauce
Cereal
Granola
Cheese
Apples/bananas/oranges
Ramen

Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard will be setting up hours to open over the holiday break.

Summer Study Abroad/Away Fair – Monday, Dec. 10

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Want to travel and earn credits this summer? Want to learn more about your many program options? Yes? Then come to the:

SUMMER STUDY ABROAD & AWAY FAIR
Monday, Dec. 10
11am to 2pm
Christensen Center

We will have information about the many program options, as well as advisors and program leaders on hand to answer your questions!

See you next week!

Summer Abroad/Away Program Options and Information

Still Looking for a Spring Course Elective?

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

If you are still looking for Spring classes AIS is offering the following courses:
• AIS 105 Introduction to American Indian Studies (fulfills a humanities LAF and a Culture and Social Justice elective) MWF 11:10-12:20

• AIS 264 American Indians in the Cinema (fulfills an AIS, film, or Culture and Social Justice elective) T-TH 1:50-3:30 pm

• AIS 405 Indigenous Activism and Resistance in the Americans (fulfills AIS uppder division elective, Keystone and Culture and Social Justice upper division course) MWF 1:50-3:00 pm

American Indian Studies

Augsburg Day Student Government: Draft Action Plan on Current Institutional Climate and Survey

submitted by bakere@augsburg.edu

This action plan drafted by members of Augsburg Day Student Government (ADSG) summarizes the student feedback that was gathered during a panel-led discussion held on November 29th titled “What’s Next?” by ADSG.

The panel-led discussion consisted of the Student Body President facilitating discussion and six other representatives of ADSG responding to ideas and interests presented by students. Students who were in attendance voiced their expectations of ADSG and the university’s administration.

This document has four sections: what feedback has come from students, what is currently being addressed by non-ADSG parties, what changes ADSG wants to see occur, and ADSG actions/communications/timeline.

There is also a link to a survey that students may fill out with any further comments, feedback, ideas or concerns.

Draft Action Plan: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mJdOPkERJUJ3Gx25GBB1ecNKiNa_L1jaAyLzpFYVJxw/edit?usp=sharing

Survey:
https://goo.gl/forms/hW31dLuOb3QjG1uE2

Draft Action Plan

DPS Update Presentation—TODAY

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, December 5 | 1–2 p.m.
Christensen Center, Marshall Room

Staff Senate is hosting a presentation by Scott Brownell, director of public safety and risk management, who will be leading a 45 minute update on the Department of Public Safety. He’ll be discussing:
• 2018 Annual Security Report
• Campus Trends
• Parking Updates
• CampusShield Safety App
• Q&A

Late Night Breakfast – Monday, Dec. 17

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

It’s late and it’s breakfast time! Monday, Dec. 17, 9:30pm to 10:45pm, Christensen Center, Commons. Free to students with Augsburg ID. Provided by A’viand’s food service.

Students are invited/encouraged to bring items to donate to Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard to help support other Augsburg students through the holidays. Needed items include:

-Personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, tampons, etc.)
-Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, chips, crackers, etc.)
-Jars of peanut butter and other nut butters
-Sandwich bread
-Canned chicken
-Jars of pasta sauce
-Cereal
-Granola
-Cheese
-Apples/bananas/oranges
-Ramen

Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe

submitted by schenko@augsburg.edu

Join Campus Ministry, Augsburg Latin American Students and Latinx Student Services in celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe on Wednesday, December 12, in chapel at 10:40am. “Our Lady of Guadalupe has become an eminent image throughout Latin American and even North America and is often seen as an advocate for migrants and vulnerable populations across the Americas.” Bring any images of the Virgin you may have to join the display. Tamales served after.

Learn more

Spring 2019 parking permit sale dates

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Upcoming parking permit sales will be as follows:

Parking Registration/Sale Dates for Spring 2019:

Faculty/Staff surface lot permits on sale December 17th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
Part Time $126 per semester
Full Time $252 per semester

Adult Undergraduate and Graduate student parking permits on sale December 17th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
$61 per semester

Senior Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 17th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
Commuter: $179 per semester
Resident: $195 per semester

Junior Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 18th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
Commuter: $179 per semester
Resident: $195 per semester

Sophomore Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 19th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
Commuter: $179 per semester
Resident: $195 per semester

First Year Commuter permits on sale December 20th at 9:00 AM
Prices:
Commuter: $179 per semester
***First year resident students are ineligible to have their vehicles on campus***

Luther Hall Underground lot permits:
Prices:
$470 per semester
Oren Gateway Underground lot permits:
Prices:
$505 per semester
Underground permit Sale Dates:
Senior students: December 17th at 9:00am
Adult undergraduate and graduate students: December 17th at 9:00am
Junior students: December 18th at 9:00am
Sophomore students: December 19th at 9:00am
Faculty and Staff: December 20th at 9:00am

Live and Work In Ecuador For Free After Graduation

submitted by murillo@augsburg.edu

Puente Cultural is offering a large grant to cover the following:

Round trip flights to Ecuador and back
Costs of five week TEFL certification training program at CEDEI http://www.international.cedei.org/summer-tefl-program-ecuador/
Medical insurance while in Ecuador through CEDEI
Safe and secure housing with an Ecuadorian host family at no cost for July and August, 2018 which includes laundry and internet service
$150 monthly stipend for living expenses from September, 2018 thru June 2019
Additionally, the grant recipient will be paid to teach while living in Ecuador.

The ideal candidate:

Spanish speaker
Graduated from Augsburg by May 2019
Committed to living in Cuenca, Ecuador from July 2019 to June 2020
Demonstrate Financial Need
Interested in helping and teaching children of all ages
Willing to maintain a blog or Facebook page about experience
A recent Auggie Alum is currently in Ecuador with Puente Cultural. Follow her blog here to learn more about her experience.

Interested? Attend the Information Session next Thursday, Dec 13th at 4:30PM in the Nelson Room (next to Einsteins on campus).

For more information contact Ruby Murillo at murillo@augsburg.edu

https://puenteculturalservice.blogspot.com/

Study Abroad this summer

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Travel and earn credit this summer! Options around the world and the USA to help you get ahead on credits and graduation requirements. Every program fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too! Apply by January 31!

PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION IN SLOVENIA
May 12-27, 2019, choose one or two courses:
• PSY 205: Culture and Psychology, Fulfills Social & Behavioral Sciences LAF
• EDC 490/580: School and Society

ART PERFORMING SOCIAL CHANGE, PUERTO RICO, USA
May 13-29, 2019
• THR 295: Art Performing Social Change, fulfills Fine Arts LAF
• Scholarships available

SPACE MOUNTAIN: ASTRONOMY IN HAWAII
May 13-27, 2019
• PHY101: Astronomy, fulfills Natural Sciences LAF

INNOVATION AND DESIGN IN THE NETHERLANDS: PAST & PRESENT
May 18 – June 2, 2019, choose a history & an art course:
• HIS 195 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands, fulfills Humanities Gen Ed, or
• HIS 440: upper level elective for history majors
• ART 133: Intro to Digital Photography, fulfills Fine Arts Gen Ed
• ART 333: Advanced Digital Photography

MUSIC THERAPY IN CHINA
July 9-22, 2019, choose one course:
• MUS 374 or 475: Practicum
• MUS 582: Transcultural Mus. Therapy II
• MUS 511: Practicum

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN MEXICO
Multiple 3-week course blocks, May to August
• Spanish classes, beginning to advanced: fulfills Modern Language Gen Ed, or electives for Spanish Majors and Minors
• SPA/ART 231: fulfills Fine Arts Gen Ed
• Internship and Independent Research opportunities
• Scholarships available

MEDICAL SPANISH AND INTERNSHIP
June 5 – July 21, 2019
• SPA 206: Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
• INS/SPA 399: Internship, Medical Observership
• Scholarships available

Learn more and apply online

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 7

Model UN Course & Program Info and Application

Apply for the Christensen Vocation Internship Program

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Current Students – Have you ever contemplated the question, “How am I called to work and serve in a community?” Are you wondering about how your talents, skills, preferences, and passions can inform your career decision making and preparations? Are you interested in exploring purpose, meaning, and vocation in a practical way?

If so, we have a spring semester internship opportunity for you to consider: the Christensen Vocation Internship Program!
Paid Internship with opportunity for a personalized role at a faith-based nonprofit in Minneapolis
Ongoing contact and mentorship with knowledgeable site supervisors
Reflect on your internship experiences, readings, and personalized assessments with a cohort of your peers

There are four sites available for the internship, with roles ranging from youth development to community organizing to emergency rental assistance with people experiencing homelessness.

For more information – https://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2018/11/27/2019-vocation-intern-opportunity/

Apply to one or more of the intern sites through Handshake, https://augsburg.joinhandshake.com/login

Note: Priority deadline for applications due December 7. Following that date, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as the positions are open.

Next Week’s Focused Conversations: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Work

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The December Focused Conversations will focus on three areas of Augsburg’s diversity, inclusion, and equity work:

First, Chief Diversity Officer Joanne Reeck will provide an overview of how Augsburg’s Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program has grown and will share feedback from participants about how the program has helped them in their ongoing work at Augsburg.

In addition, the Focused Conversation will include an update from Chief Student Success Officer Katie Bishop regarding Augsburg’s equity work in support of student success.

Finally, Ann Garvey, vice president for Student Affairs, and Kathy McGillivray, Director of the CLASS Office, will provide an overview of the work of the Accessibility Subcommittee—which is part of the University Council structure as a subcommittee of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity University Committee.

The sessions are:
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 12:30 p.m., Marshall Room (remote access available)
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m., Oren 100 (note change from standard schedule)

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

Student clubs can receive $10/hour volunteering with ESC

submitted by wilsona3@augsburg.edu

Join the Environmental Stewardship Committee for our first ever waste audit. A waste audit is (also called a waste sort or trash audit) is a way to assess what is in our campus garbage and what could be diverted from the waste stream through recycling, composting, or reduction. We will focus primarily on the organics recycling collected from Christensen Center. Student clubs can receive $10/hour for every individual who comes and volunteers. We need approximately 10 volunteers each hour to come help. SIGN UP HERE!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11xwzklF4tdr6BhGHsf4OxgmSADbZYhM2bWRt4CH3870/edit#gid=0

Safety: Please wear clothes you feel comfortable getting dirty in. We will provide stick proof gloves that protect against pokes from sharp objects.
Date: December 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m
Location: Meet at the loading docks at Christensen Center

Early registration deadline for River Semester is Dec. 15th

submitted by underhil@augsburg.edu

Sign up by Dec. 15th and receive a $500 early registration discount for the 2019 River expedition, which will travel the length of the Mississippi River, including stops in Hannibal, St. Louis, Memphis, New Orleans, and the Gulf of Mexico. Students are encouraged to apply for the Pentair Scholarships, with awards of $500 – $3,000 based on strength of the application, financial need, and for underrepresented students in the STEM fields. Visit the Augsburg Abroad website or office for more information or to start your application.

Apply here

EDTalk This Afternoon

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Don’t miss the EDTalk today before the Faculty Meeting. Grab your coffee and come to Hagfors 151 at 3:20. John Zobitz will be talking about “Data Visualization as an Ethical Act”. It promises to be informative and entertaining!

ZOOM: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/987896017 Meeting ID 987-896-017

Wednesday, December 5th | EDTalk with John Zobitz | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151

For more about the pre-Faculty Meeting EDTalks, as well as other CTL Events, check out our website regularly.

CTL

River Semester Students’ Presentation this Thursday evening

submitted by underhil@augsburg.edu

This Thursday, Dec. 6th at 7:00pm in the Marshall Room, the group of students from this year’s River Semester will be sharing stories of their adventures, research results, fashion tips, maybe a song or two, and life lessons learned from their epic journey down the Mississippi River. Find out what it takes to complete a full semester of courses while paddling down the river in the midst of a changed climate–with rainstorms, straight-line winds, flash floods, and snow–and the amazing generosity of people we met all along the way.

River Semester Facebook Page

Need A Class For Spring?

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

If you are still looking for Spring classes AIS is offering the following courses:
• AIS 105 Introduction to American Indian Studies (fulfills a humanities LAF and a Culture and Social Justice elective) MWF 11:10-12:20

• AIS 264 American Indians in the Cinema (fulfills an AIS, film, or Culture and Social Justice elective) T-TH 1:50-3:30 pm

• AIS 405 Indigenous Activism and Resistance in the Americans (fulfills AIS uppder division elective, Keystone and Culture and Social Justice upper division course) MWF 1:50-3:00 pm

American Indian Studies

Mpls. Kids School looking to hire – Tabling Today

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for part time work where you WILL make a difference in the lives of children? Stop by the lobby of the Christensen Center today, Wednesday, December 5th from 10:30 am- 1:00pm to learn more.

As a Child Care Assistant you will lead activities, maintain safe environments, and build relationships with children and families of Minneapolis Public Schools.

· Positions available at multiple Minneapolis Elementary Schools
· Part time hours with benefit level positions available
· Am shifts, PM shifts, or a combination of both
· Earn $15/hour

To learn more about our employment opportunities contact Lindsay.Anderson@mpls.k12.mn.us 612-668-3885

December Focused Conversations: Next Week (Wednesday and Thursday)

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The December Focused Conversations will focus on three areas of Augsburg’s diversity and inclusion work:

First, Chief Diversity Officer Joanne Reeck will provide an in-depth review of how Augsburg’s Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program has grown and discuss feedback from participants about how the program has helped them in their ongoing work at Augsburg.

In addition, the Focused Conversation will include an update from Chief Student Success Officer Katie Bishop regarding Augsburg’s equity work in support of student success.

Finally, Ann Garvey, vice president for Student Affairs, and Kathy McGillivray, Director of the CLASS Office, will provide a brief overview of the Accessibility Subcommittee—which is part of the University Council structure as a subcommittee of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity University Committee.

The sessions are:
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 12:30 p.m., Marshall Room (remote access available)
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m., Oren 100 (note change from standard schedule)

For the remote access link or to add a session to your calendar, go to the All Hands page

New University Course Survey ready for use

submitted by kaivola@augsburg.edu

Faculty,
The new University Course Survey is now in the hands of students. Remember that the recently faculty-approved form is shorter and focuses squarely on student perceptions of their course experiences. Faculty are expected to dedicate 5-10 minutes of class time to completing the form. Be sure to let students know ahead of time (and post on your Moodle site) so they can bring a mobile device; since forms are voluntary, the faculty member must leave the room for this activity. A recommended protocol is included in a message from the University Course Survey system. Using class time boosts response rates to an acceptable level, thus poor response rates are likely to be a failure to follow this protocol.

We also encourage good practice in having faculty collect their own customized data on pedagogy, assignments, and recommendations for future changes in the course using Moodle or pen and paper during class time.

Questions can be directed to Scott Krajewski, krajewsk@augsburg.edu or Diane Pike, pike@augsburg.edu. Chairs are asked to please make sure all adjunct faculty are informed about and supported in this process.

Thank you.
Karen

Farewell gathering for Jon Vaughan-Fier

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Please join the Center for Wellness & Counseling staff in saying goodbye to Jon Vaughan-Fier, who will be leaving Augsburg at the end of the fall semester after 11 years. A gathering celebrating Jon and his time here at Augsburg will be held in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office (first floor Anderson Res Hall) on Friday 12/7/18 from 3 – 4:30 pm with a brief program at 3:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided.

Please stop by as you are able to do so. Jon’s last day will be December 21, 2018.

Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe

submitted by schenko@augsburg.edu

Join Campus Ministry, Augsburg Latin American Students and Latinx Student Services in celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe on Wednesday, December 12, in chapel at 10:40am. “Our Lady of Guadalupe has become an eminent image throughout Latin American and even North America and is often seen as an advocate for migrants and vulnerable populations across the Americas.” Bring any images of the Virgin you may have to join the display. Tamales served after.

Learn more.

Summer Study Abroad/Away Fair – Monday, Dec. 10

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Want to travel and earn credits this summer? Want to learn more about your many program options? Yes? Then come to the:

SUMMER STUDY ABROAD & AWAY FAIR
Monday, Dec. 10
11am to 2pm
Christensen Center

We will have information about the many program options, as well as advisors and program leaders on hand to answer your questions!

See you next week!

Summer Abroad/Away Program Options and Information

Augsburg Day Student Government: Draft Action Plan on Current Institutional Climate and Survey

submitted by bakere@augsburg.edu

Please see the draft action plan regarding Augsburg’s institutional climate, created by members of Augsburg Day Student Government (ADSG).

Draft Action Plan:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mJdOPkERJUJ3Gx25GBB1ecNKiNa_L1jaAyLzpFYVJxw/edit?usp=sharing

This document has four sections: what feedback has come from students, what is currently being addressed by non-ADSG parties, what changes ADSG wants to see occur, and ADSG actions/communications/timeline.

Student feedback that was gathered during a panel-led discussion held on November 29th titled “What’s Next?” by ADSG. The panel-led discussion consisted of the Student Body President facilitating discussion and six other representatives of ADSG responding to ideas and interests presented by students. Students who were in attendance voiced their expectations of ADSG and the university’s administration.

Here is a link to a survey that students may fill out with any further comments, feedback, ideas or concerns.

Survey:
https://goo.gl/forms/hW31dLuOb3QjG1uE2

Draft Action Plan

It’s Model UN application time

submitted by stoddard@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 7

Model UN Course & Program Info and Application

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.

Dean of Arts & Sciences Opening

submitted by freiheit@augsburg.edu

The search committee invites the Augsburg community to help identify candidates for the Dean of Arts and Sciences position. We encourage you to share this career opportunity with your networks:

https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=104531&CNTRNO=4&TSTMP=1542826696370

As a resource, we also include a sample email for you to complete and send to anyone you think might be interested in the position:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1haNp_z2pYXaq4l84zoQX07NkL7Q7oIhx_fgWOw3Wz78/edit?usp=sharing

Please contact the search committee chair, Stacy Freiheit, with questions at x1200 or freiheit@augsburg.edu.

Thank you!

Paid Summer Experience: URGO Summer Research Info Session: TODAY

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Upcoming URGO Summer Research Info Session:
December 4th (today!) @ 6pm in OGC 100

Get the scoop on writing a strong application! And pizza!

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 2019 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.

Need an elective for Spring?

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

If you are still looking for Spring classes AIS is offering the following courses:
• AIS 105 Introduction to American Indian Studies (fulfills a humanities LAF and a Culture and Social Justice elective) MWF 11:10-12:20

• AIS 264 American Indians in the Cinema (fulfills an AIS, film, or Culture and Social Justice elective) T-TH 1:50-3:30 pm

• AIS 405 Indigenous Activism and Resistance in the Americans (fulfills AIS uppder division elective, Keystone and Culture and Social Justice upper division course) MWF 1:50-3:00 pm

American Indian Studies

EDTalk TOMORROW

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Data Visualization as an Ethical Act: Data visualization is not a new concept, but in today’s data-rich world we rely on visualization to make meaningful connections to our professional work and personal lives. How do we discern the intent and intentionality of a data visualization? This presentation will showcase visualizations spanning from the 19th century to today and beyond.

Remember to grab your coffee and head to HC 151 by 3:20 for your seat at tomorrow’s EDTalk with John Zobitz! For more about the EDTalks and other CTL events, check out our website.

Zoom: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/987896017 Meeting ID 987-896-017

Wednesday, December 5th | EDTalk with John Zobitz | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151

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Limited employee discounted tickets available now for the Sesquicentennial Gala

submitted by chambek2@augsburg.edu

Join us at the Sesquicentennial Gala on September 27, an unprecedented event to begin a full year of festivities honoring who we’ve been and who we’re becoming. We would love to see faculty and staff attend this momentous occasion to celebrate and be celebrated as a part of Augsburg’s history.
This special evening will include a reception to connect with friends and alumni, dinner, and dancing!

Buy Tickets Here

Tuesday Tech Tip: Evaluating Oral Presentations

submitted by tensen@augsburg.edu

Instructors, if you use a rubric for evaluating oral presentations, consider converting this into a Moodle rubric or grading guide to help streamline your grading process. You can record your feedback on a laptop during the presentation. Upon clicking “Save,” Moodle adds up the score, enters the grade into the gradebook, and alerts the student to check for your comments. For more on creating a Moodle rubric, see http://go.augsburg.edu/rubric. For grading guides, see http://go.augsburg.edu/markingguide.

DPS Update Presentation—TOMORROW

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, December 5 | 1–2 p.m.
Christensen Center, Marshall Room

Staff Senate is hosting a presentation by Scott Brownell, director of public safety and risk management, who will be leading a 45 minute update on the Department of Public Safety. He’ll be discussing:
• 2018 Annual Security Report
• Campus Trends
• Parking Updates
• CampusShield Safety App
• Q&A

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For sale: iPad Pro 12.9 inch and Apple Pencil

submitted by jendra@augsburg.edu

iPad Pro 12.9 inch (first generation)
128 GB
black/space gray
Wifi only

Includes: white Apple Smart Cover, charger, lightning cable, original boxes
Normal wear and tear but well cared for
Asking $450

—and—

Apple Pencil (first generation)
Excellent for artists, sketching, writing, marking up documents
Compatible with iPad (2018) and all iPad Pros prior to models announced this October
Excellent condition, also with original box
Asking $50 with iPad Pro or $60 separately

Contact me at jendra@augsburg.edu if interested.

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Water Policy

submitted by hangb@augsburg.edu

Beginning January 1st, vending machines will no longer offer bottled water. Please reach out to environmentalstewardship@augsburg.edu with questions, comments, and ideas moving forward.

Sparkling and other “enhanced” water will continue to be available around campus.

Minneapolis tap water, which consistently meets or exceeds safe drinking water standards, is available in drinking fountains for FREE! Students who need a refillable water bottle can pick one up at the Campus Cupboard (see hours: http://inside.augsburg.edu/foodshelf/), thanks the Environmental Action Committee’s Water Bottle Share program.

This is the next phase of the University’s Policy on Bottled Water, approved in May 2017. Learn more at: http://www.augsburg.edu/green/water-and-energy-conservation/bottled-water-policy/

http://www.augsburg.edu/green/water-and-energy-conservation/bottled-water-policy/