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Alternative Spring Break 2019: Building Together

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Looking for something meaningful to do this spring break? Consider signing up for Alternative Spring Break!

During the week of March 16th-23rd, Augsburg students will be traveling to Birmingham, Alabama to serve with Habitat for Humanity. You could be one of these! We’ll visit places like the Civil Rights Institute and learn from African-American activism both past and present. This trip is a great opportunity for students of different backgrounds to come together, learn, and build houses and community!

Registration is open now! Forms can be found online at http://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry/alternativespringbreak/ and in the Campus Ministry Office.

Note that sign up will continue after winter break! Spots fill up fast, so register soon! $100 is due at registration to secure your spot.

General Announcements

Holiday Shipping Deadlines

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

If you are planning to ship out packages for the holidays please be aware of the deadlines to get your packages shipped. Our preferred shipper is UPS so all deadlines will be for UPS. Other carriers may vary, please check their respective sites if you need to find that information.

Monday Dec 17 – UPS 3-Day sent today will be delivered Dec 21st.
Tuesday Dec 18 – UPS 3-Day sent today will be delivered Dec 24th. UPS 2-Day will be delivered Dec 21st.
Wednesday Dec 19 – UPS 2-Day sent today will be delivered Dec 24th. 3-Day will arrive after Christmas.
Thursday Dec 20 – Last day to ship 2-Day to arrive Dec 24th. Next-Day will be delivered Dec 21st.
Friday Dec 21 – Next-Day will be delivered Dec 24th

If you don’t want to pay a lot get your packages in earlier in the week. UPS ground shipments vary by location and are not always a guaranteed, feel free to stop into Shipping/Receiving to get estimates on any packages you may be sending this holiday season.

Visit the following for more info concerning UPS holiday shipping:

https://www.ups.com/assets/resources/media/UPS_PeakSeason.pdf

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 Stewardship Committee

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship for STEM students: deadline Jan. 18, 2019

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Students can now apply for the 2018-19 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg University. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2019, in the following areas:

1. Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
2. Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.
Deadline for application: Friday, January 18, 2019.

More information about the scholarship, along with links to the application packets, can be found on the link below. If you need this information in alternative form, please contact STEM programs at stem@augsburg.edu.

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

Phillips Scholarship Application Now Open

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Apply to be a Phillips Scholar!

The Phillips Scholars Program recognizes and rewards private college students who strive to make life better for those with unmet needs. Applicants are challenged to think creatively and become community-service leaders by developing a project to meet an unmet need in Minnesota communities. Phillips Scholars receive scholarships during their junior and senior years, and a stipend to complete a project during the summer between junior and senior year.

This preliminary application is used to select two finalists from Augsburg University who will then develop a full proposal to be submitted to the Minnesota Private College Council for the scholarship. This will include a 5-7 page project proposal, official transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation. Staff members of the Sabo Center will help finalist complete their applications.

You must be a sophomore during the 2018-2019 school year to apply.

Read more about the Phillips Scholarship program here: https://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/giving/our-scholarships/phillips-scholars-program

Preliminary application (see link, below): Wednesday, January 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

Full applications will be due February 8, 2018.

Preliminary Phillips Scholarship Application

Important – Payroll Information

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 the information we have on file.

Please review your 12/07/18 or 12/21/18 pay stub and verify the following:
Name, Address and Social Security Number – If records need to be updated, please contact Human Resources at hr@augsburg.edu.

Students, staff and supervisors should ensure you are able access and approve time around the holiday break so everyone is paid appropriately and timely.
1) Last pay date for 2018 is 12/21/2018, this is for any hours worked 12/2 – 12/15.
There will NOT be any other payments issued after this date. Hours should be logged into the timekeeping system daily. If you have any trouble accessing the timekeeping system, notify Payroll, payroll@augsburg.edu, immediately.
• The student and staff deadline is 2pm Monday, December 17th to approve their time card.
• Supervisors must approve time cards by 10am Tuesday, December 18th, however you may begin as early as Monday after 2pm.
2) The first pay date of 2019 is 01/04/2019, this is for hours worked 12/16 – 12/29.
• Hours worked should be logged daily.
• The time entry deadline is still 2pm Monday, December 31st. This is a holiday and all time cards will be submitted automatically by the system.
• Supervisors will need to approve the time cards by 10am on Wednesday, January 2nd – extended due to the holiday on Tuesday, January 1st. This will create a shorter processing time, so it is appreciated if all time is approved by the deadline of 10am. Time can also be approved any time after 2pm on Monday prior to the deadline. Time not approved could result in your employee NOT being paid timely.

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

Beware of “Toner Phoners”

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

There are several unscrupulous businesses out there who attempt to sell you outrageously priced toner over the phone. We have already gotten a call from someone (mis)representing themselves as our printer vendor – Marco, and referencing our fleet of Sharp copiers.

They may start with asking you what is the model or ID# of the copier near your desk. They may say they have extra stock of the toner you need or the price is due to increase. They may offer to ship you a toner on trial. Regardless of what they say, DO NOT give them any information. All you need to know is that you get toner for your copier or printer by either calling the Copy Center at extension x1054 or emailing at copyctr@augsburg.edu.

You will NEVER need to purchase toner for machines in your area.

A quick way to ditch these “toner phoners” is to tell them you would like to transfer them to the person in the organization who purchases toner – they will hang up before you can transfer them!

Event Announcements

TONIGHT – Monday, Dec. 17 – Late Night Breakfast

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

TONIGHT! 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

Discounted Sesquicentennial Gala tickets to employees available for a limited time

submitted by chambek2@augsburg.edu

Join us at the Sesquicentennial Gala on September 27, 2019, 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

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

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