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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

TODAY: Minneapolis and Rochester classes canceled and operations suspended.

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University has canceled classes and suspended normal operations Tuesday and Wednesday at both the Minneapolis and Rochester locations because of severe cold. Students are encouraged to consult their course Moodle site and monitor email for any additional information and alternative coursework from their instructors.

See link for additional info

Sign up for Augsburg Alerts/Keep up with weather-related changes to classes and operations

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Augnet ServicesDecisions to cancel classes are made by 6 a.m. for daytime classes and 2 p.m. for evening classes. The University uses the Augsburg Emergency Alerts system to communicate timely information on campus emergencies and class and facility changes due to severe weather. The Augsburg Emergency Alert sends subscribers a text, email, and phone call (subscribers determine which and how many alert types they wish). Only people signed up to these alerts receive them.

Sign up for Augsburg Alerts

After the alert is sent out, information and updates about weather-related class cancellations and closures are posted on the “News” section of the Department of Public Safety website. This information is then shared with television and radio stations, and lastly on Augsburg’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Teaching and Learning

Paid Fellowship for Trip to Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select few universities to participate in the program. Multiple Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.

The 2019 trip will take place on April 16th. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446.

Eligibility:
– U.S. Citizen
– Full-time student
– Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2020
– 3.0 GPA or higher

Extended Deadline: URGO Phase 1 Application due February 5

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

URGO PHASE 1 APPLICATION DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th at 11:59pm. PHASE 2 APPLICATION DEADLINE REMAINS FEBRUARY 19th.

Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2019 summer research are now available on the URGO website at http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/on-campus-research/ All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 16th – July 31st.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 5th, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research is going on in your department!

Faculty: How URGO Can Support Your Research

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

URGO’s summer research program is designed to both enhance undergraduate student learning and support faculty research here on campus. Faculty are the driving force behind the research program, and we want it to be as beneficial to you as possible.

Some of you may have already been approached by students who would like to do summer research through URGO. We encourage you to think about how these students might support your own research agenda. While some advanced students might have a project in mind, we have found that students benefit the most from working within a faculty member’s area of expertise.

While summer is the perfect time to push research projects ahead, we know all too well how quickly the time goes. We have research grants for 400, 200, and 100 student research hours that are designed to provide you with the optimal amount of student research support needed for your project. The 100-hour research assistantship, for example, is a particularly good fit if you have needs for data entry, transcription, or literature review.

To learn more about URGO summer research and working with a student, visit the “on-campus research” page on the URGO website: www.augsburg.edu/urgo

Phase 1 of summer research applications are due February 5th, with complete proposals due February 19th. If you have any questions about being a research mentor, please contact Dixie Shafer at x1447 or shafer@augsburg.edu

Last call: Peace Scholars Application Due – Wednesday, Feb 6

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Extended deadline for applications: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Are you a sophomore or a junior with a deep interest in central issues and theories regarding conflict, war and peace. Then this program is for you!

Six colleges founded by Norwegian-American immigrants in the 19th century sponsor an annual summer Peace Scholars program in Norway, designed to deepen students’ understanding of central issues on the global arena. If selected as a Peace Scholar you will be awarded a seven-week academic experience held at The Nansen Dialogue Network in Lillehammer and The University of Oslo International Summer School.

More information, and application instructions, can be found on our Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) website.

If you have questions, please contact:
Bettine Hoff Hermanson at hermansb@augsburg.edu (ext. 1378),
Leah Spinosa de Vega at devega@augsburg.edu (ext. 1650) or
Kristian Evans, 2018 Peace Scholar from Augsburg University, at evansk@augsburg.edu

Apply here.

General Announcements

Auditions- January 31

submitted by hernands@augsburg.edu

This semester, you have the opportunity to be in one of two of our amazing productions! Please join us for auditions next week:

**SIGN UP FOR YOUR SLOTS ON THE THEATER DOOR**
(located in the Foss Atrium)

JANUARY 31st
6:00-7:00pm – Ghost Sonata
7:15-9:00pm – Pluma & The Tempest

**Audition for one or stay for both! All students welcome!**

GHOST SONATA: A collaborate movement piece! Those invited to participate will have the opportunity to work with Sod House Theater Company and Black Label Movement.
Rehearsals: Feb 11-Mar 12
Performances: Mar 13-14

PLUMA & THE TEMPEST: A dystopian play in the Latin American tradition of magical realism that poetically explores themes of violence, trauma, homelessness and resisting oppression.
Rehearsals: Feb 4-Apr 4
Performances: Apr 5-14

Vocation Seminar/Book Study at Augsburg – Space is Limited

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

Professor Mark Tranvik will facilitate a four-session group seminar/book study on vocation. Using Parker Palmer’s book, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, seminar participants will explore how they can use their gifts and talents in service to others, learn about the history of vocation at Augsburg, and hear from others who will share their vocational journeys. Our co-sponsors, The Christensen Center for Vocation, The Center for Teaching and Learning and Human Resources are delighted to be able to cover the cost of lunch and the book for this series.

This series will take place on February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the East Commons, Christensen Center.

Space is limited – register soon!

Vocation Seminar Registration

Event Announcements

Staff Save The Date: March 7

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Each year, Augsburg University’s Staff Senate hosts a special event where staff are recognized for years of service, completion of the Diversity and Inclusion certificate program, and outstanding contributions to the campus community. The event includes refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres as well as a “candy bar.”

2019 Staff Appreciation Program
Thursday, March 7
3–4:30 p.m. | Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel

Learn more

Canceled: Norwegian Film Screening, January 30

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

We are sorry to announce the cancellation of the film screening “In Order of Disappearance” tonight due to the weather conditions.
Look for updates soon as we hope to reschedule in the near future.

You may know that in Norway we consistently argue there’s never bad weather, just bad clothing — however I believe the -50 Fahrenheit would toss that argument out!

Your safety is of course way more important.

Questions?
Contact Bettine at hermansb@augsburg.edu or x1378.

Facebook Event

Theater Auditions: Thursday, Jan 31

submitted by gustafse@augsburg.edu

This semester, you have the opportunity to be in one of two of our amazing productions! Please join us for auditions next week:

**SIGN UP FOR YOUR SLOTS ON THE THEATER DOOR OR EMAIL THEATRE@AUGSBURG.EDU**
(located in the Foss Atrium)

JANUARY 31st
6:00-7:00pm – Ghost Sonata
7:15-9:00pm – Pluma & The Tempest

**Audition for one or stay for both! All students welcome!**

GHOST SONATA: A collaborate movement piece! Those invited to participate will have the opportunity to work with Sod House Theater Company and Black Label Movement.
Rehearsals: Feb 11-Mar 12
Performances: Mar 13-14

PLUMA & THE TEMPEST: A dystopian play in the Latin American tradition of magical realism that poetically explores themes of violence, trauma, homelessness and resisting oppression.
Rehearsals: Feb 4-Apr 4
Performances: Apr 5-14

https://www.facebook.com/events/310527636264448/

Join Augsburg Admissions for a Documentary Screening on Jan. 31

submitted by asfeldk@augsburg.edu

You are warmly invited to attend an on-campus showing of the documentary titled, “The Test & the Art of Thinking.” The film addresses crucial questions about the SAT/ACT college entrance exams, including the value of the test score and what the test actually measures.

In 2018, Augsburg voted in favor of piloting a test-optional admission policy. The admissions department is organizing this thought-provoking opportunity as the institution continues to better understand the impact this policy has on applicants to the university.

When: Thursday, January 31st, 3:45 p.m.
Where: Hagfors 150A
Popcorn and beverages provided. Optional questions, comments, and discussion following the film.

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/ukZaZ8UxMshvxviG2

Watch the preview here!

Spring All Hands Meeting: Feb. 7

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

The spring 2019 All Hands meeting is Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

All members of the campus community are invited to attend. Access to connect to the meeting from off-site locations will be available. For the livestream link or to add a session to your calendar, go to the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg.

All Hands page

Free Bagels and Coffee for Your Opinions

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The Center for Global Education and Exchange is hosting a focus group to help us develop new brochures for our study centers! We want to hear your opinions on study abroad/away brochure design and information. What would be helpful to know? What styles are most eye-catching?

This event is open to all students- even if you haven’t studied abroad/away, you are welcome to attend. We will have bagels and coffee for attendees

Join us Monday, February 4th, 10-11a.m., in the Marshall Room.

Please RSVP by Friday, February 1st: https://goo.gl/forms/WBaDdoC9yeYCZR3h1

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