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Winter break study abroad: Youth culture and Political Activism in the UK – apply by October 1

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Spend winter break in both London and Edinburgh exploring the connections between youth culture, media, and social change, with a focus on Harry Potter and Brexit.

***APPLICATIONS DUE OCTOBER 1***

From Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth, Media, and Political Activism in the UK, 4-credits
Course option: WST 220 – fulfills Humanities and Augsburg Experience

Faculty Leader: Professor Adriane Brown
Travel Dates: December 29, 2019 to January 12, 2020

This program is limited to 15 students, accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A waitlist will be used as needed.

This 4-credit course is part of the spring 2020 enrollment. It can be taken as part of, or in addition to, your usual course load, and overload fees incurred by this study abroad program will be waived.

Program cost $4,675
includes: international airfare, all meals, all lodging, all program activities, all transportation in the UK. There is no additional tuition fee for full-time undergrad students.

Visit the program page for additional details, course information, and updates!

Palestinian Art of Resistance spring break study abroad – apply by November 1

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Take a spring semester course that includes 10 days of travel to your Spring break!

Palestinian Art of Resistance, 4-credits, fulfills Fine Arts requirement and Augsburg Experience
Course options: ART 211 or THR 295

Faculty Leader: Sarah Myers and Robert Tom
Travel Dates: March 13-23, 2020 (spring break)

Course Description:
Art of Resistance will immerse you in contemporary Palestinian culture and invite you to learn directly from a wide range of artists in the region. You will have the unique opportunity to experience art and performance first-hand in diverse Palestinian contexts, from a day-long excursion to cultural sites in Ramallah to a conference call with artists in Gaza. A major component of the course will be ongoing cultural exchange with students from Dar al-Kalima University in Bethlehem. Augsburg students will also learn about the complex political, historical, social, and religious context for Palestinian art and theater through guided tours, performances, gallery talks, museum visits, readings, and discussions. Throughout these experiences, students will interrogate what it means to create art under occupation, explore various definitions of the “art of resistance,” and learn tools to make creative work that defies and reimagines the status quo.

APPLICATIONS DUE NOVEMBER 1

Scholarships are available!

Visit the program page for additional details, course information, and updates!

Model UN in New York City – Study Away on Spring Break

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Take the spring semester POL 368 Model UN course, and travel to NYC for the Model UN conference at the end of March!

POL 368 is a regular course throughout the spring semester, with regular weekly classes. During the first half of the semester, students will prepare for the Model UN in NYC which takes place just after spring break, from March 29 to April 2.

Each year, the Augsburg delegation represents a different country with delegates assigned to particular UN committees or organizations, each with their own set of issues. Delegates have to understand the challenges of representing that country with its particular history, culture, and current foreign policy priorities and diplomatic objectives. At the same time, each delegate represents that country on a particular committee and will be researching issues such as climate change, human rights, trade, poverty, human trafficking, or arms control.

APPLICATIONS DUE NOVEMBER 1

Program cost $1,300
includes: round trip airfare to NYC, hotel accommodation, Model UN registration and delegate fees. There is no additional tuition fee for full-time undergrad students.

Students are responsible for their own transportation in NYC, as well as all meals during the program.

Visit the Model UN program page for more information

New Class: Interested in the Environment and Food Systems?

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

A new course has been added for this fall in the Environmental Studies Program and it’s all about food and its impact on the environment!! Register for ENV 100-A (Fall 2019).

The course satisfies the core curriculum requirement of Liberal Arts Foundation: Social & Behavioral Sciences and is 4 credits. We meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:40-5:20pm.

General Description: Environmental Connections is an interdisciplinary introduction to current issues regarding the natural environment upon which we all depend, an environment under increasing strain. It also serves as the introductory course for Augsburg’s Environmental Studies Program and as a Social and Behavioral Sciences course in the Liberal Arts Foundation. Throughout the semester we will explore food systems and our collective challenge of balancing a sustainable society with sustainable ecologies. We all need food to survive, but current processes of cultivation, production, distribution, and waste disposal significantly, and detrimentally, impact the natural world. How serious are these challenges? How will we respond? What can be and is being done now to minimize the further damage from these human activities?

Contact Monica McDaniel at mcdaniem@augsburg.edu for more details or with questions.

Register Fall Internships by 4pm, September 17

submitted by reinert@augsburg.edu

Internship registration is a two-step process. Fill out the Internship Site Agreement Form and the Internship Registration Form on the Strommen Center website to get credit/the Augsburg Experience graduation requirement.

Students earning credit in their major need to meet with their faculty adviser first to get approval and learn what academic work will be required. Submission of this work to the faculty supervisor is necessary before receiving credit.

Students must register their internship before starting their hours – this includes zero credit Augsburg Experience internships. We cannot give credit or the Augsburg Experience for completed, past internships. Please contact strommen.internships@augsburg.edu with internship-related questions.

Internship Registration Forms

EDTalk in One Week

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Before the Faculty Meeting next Wednesday, the first EDTalk of the year will be on “Trauma: 3 Interdisciplinary Perspectives”.

Professors Beckman (Biology), Lehmann (Social Work), and Lowe (Religion) will describe how trauma is currently understood in their disciplines and highlight the points of tension and coherence among these disciplinary approaches to trauma.

Grab your coffee and head to Hagfors 151 for this 15 minute talk. Check the CTL website frequently for more on the pre-Faculty Meeting EDTalks and other programming.

Wednesday, September 18 | EDTalk: Trauma: 3 Interdisciplinary Perspectives | 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm, Hagfors 151

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Looking for Experiential Education Ideas? Turn to the Experiential Ed Library Guide

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Looking to incorporate experiential learning into your syllabus for this fall? Check out two great resources compiled by the Sabo Center that can help you shape a course or assignment related to experiential education.

The first is the Experiential Education website. This website offers an overview of experiential learning at Augsburg, the core elements of effective experiential education, and offers examples of different kinds of experiential learning strategies: inside.augsburg.edu/experientialed

The second is a comprehensive library guide, covering topics from theory to resources for course design, ideas for reflection activities, and more!
https://library.augsburg.edu/experientialed

Curious About the Sabo Center? Join Us for “Snapshot” Lunches this Month

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff:

Curious about what the Sabo Center does and how you might connect your course, department, or program to our work? Join the Sabo Center for a brown bag lunch while we present a “snapshot” of our work. Come learn about resources for experiential education, civic skills workshops, Campus Kitchen, LEAD Fellows, Public Achievement, and more!

There are TWO opportunities to join us:

Monday, September 16, 12-1 p.m., Marshall Room
Tuesday, September 24, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Riverside Room

Bring your lunch! We hope to see you there.

Come to the Writing Center and Send your Students

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

The Writing Center is now open! Our hours are:
Monday–Thursday: 2:00-9:00 pm, Sunday: 5:30-9:00 pm
We will begin Online Tutoring on October 6th. Our hours will be:
Sunday-Wednesday 7:30-9:00 pm

We are located in the Lindell Library to the left of the Circulation Desk. Please come see us and send your friends, students, colleagues, and peers our way!

Please email Jennifer Forsthoefel at forsthj@augsburg.edu if you would like the Writing Center to visit your class to tell your students about our services.

Study a language abroad for free next summer with CLS

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from. Alumni of the program also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status when applying for federal government jobs.
The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning, a strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Most programs do not require experience studying the selected language. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
To learn more about the program, go to https://clscholarship.org/ . The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact urgo@augsburg.edu (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 25th.

General Announcements

Interested in Being a STEM Mentor?

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is a student-led mentoring program that focuses on providing support to First-years and Sophomores as they navigate their academic and professional careers in STEM.

Mentors in STEM Peer Mentoring can play a pivotal role in establishing the success of beginning STEM students. If you’re a Junior or Senior in a STEM major, enjoy being a leader and/or have lots of advice & resources to share — this is for you!! (Transfer students are also welcome!)

Augsburg’s STEM majors include:
-Biology
-Bio-psychology
-Chemistry
-Computer Science
-Environmental Studies
-Mathematics
-Physics

Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (see link below!).

Generally, students are asked to commit about 3-4 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentee and attend occasional group meetings.

Please apply! Complete the application below by Thursday, 9/27. Any questions can be sent to stempeer@augsburg.edu.

Application here

Interested in Having a STEM Mentor?

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Interested in having a STEM Mentor?

If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is a student-led mentoring program that focuses on providing support to First-years and Sophomores as they navigate their academic and professional careers in STEM.

Having a mentor in STEM Peer Mentoring can be a major benefit in establishing the success of your STEM career. If you’re a First-year or Sophomore in a STEM major, interested in having a mentor, and want to learn more about internships, scholarships, certain classes, etc. — this is for you!!

Augsburg’s STEM majors include:
-Biology
-Bio-psychology
-Chemistry
-Computer Science
-Environmental Studies
-Mathematics
-Physics

Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (see link below!).

Generally, students are asked to commit about 3-4 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentor and attend occasional group meetings.

Please apply! Complete the application below by Friday, 9/27. Any questions can be sent to stempeer@augsburg.edu.

Application here

Student Share Shop Opening this Fall–Looking for donations

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Hey all,

Augsburg’s Environmental Stewardship Committee and Campus Cupboard are proud to announce a new student resource on campus: the student Share Shop. We are working towards opening this space in the sublevel of the old science building by Fall, 2019. To help us get started we are asking you—students, staff, and faculty at Augsburg—for some helpful donations.
Based off of a recent survey, here are some of the things we are looking for for the share shop:

– Household / dorm Repair (Spackle, Tool kits, poster putty)
– Recreational gear (sports equipment, out door games, hammocks, etc.)
– Office materials (calculators, sharpeners, staplers)
– First aid kits
– Twin XL sheets (new or washed)
– Weather related items (umbrellas, shovels, extra hats/scarves/mittens)
– Sewing/glasses repair kits
– Hot pots or rice cookers
– Cooking (Microwave, pots and pans, utensils, coffee makers)
– Board games, DVDs

Any donations are greatly appreciated and welcome, but please don’t feel obligated to donate. Donations can be brought to the Sabo Center located in the basement of Anderson Hall and placed in the designated bins. We appreciate your time and consideration thank you in advance.

For more informations please feel free to email me: Keenern@augsburg.edu

Campus Cupboard Looking for Donations

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Hey all,

Campus Cupboard is looking for some donations to help stock the cupboard shelves. We are currently looking for:

– Pasta
– Soup
– Dinner box mixes (hamburger helper, etc)
– Snack type item / crackers
– Ramen/Mac&cheese
– Protein: Bars/cans

Any donations you have are greatly appreciated and can be dropped of in the donation bin located next to Einstein’s cafe.

For larger donations or if these times don’t work for you feel free to email me: keenern@augsburg.edu and we can set up a meeting time that works for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this message and keeping us in mind in the future. We always appreciate your help in keeping the campus kitchen up and running

Campus Cupboard Homepage

Campus Kitchen: Produce every Monday

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Campus Kitchen will continue produce distribution every Monday this semester from 2:00pm-4:00pm in Christiansen lobby. We will be implementing a new rule this semester to insure that everyone has an opportunity to get produce. The first hour (2-3) will be reserved for students and the following hour will be open for everyone. Please bring your own bag if you are able. Thank you for your continued support.

Campus Cupboard Homepage

Resume Review Round-Ups

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for an internship, part-time or entry level job? Are you planning to attend the On-Campus Career & Internship Fair on October 1st? It is not too early to start getting prepared, as many employers are hiring now for summer 2020. The Strommen Career & Internship Center is happy to assist you!

1) DROP-IN RESUME HOURS: Stop in for a 15 minute drop-in appointment (no need to schedule) at Strommen Career & Internship Services (located in Christensen across from Einstein’s) to have your resume reviewed by a Peer Adviser. Tuesday– Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

2) RESUME REVIEW WITH EMPLOYERS: Get your resume critiqued by a hiring manager. Sign Up in Handshake and select your 20 minute slot for either Monday, September 23rd or Thursday, September 26th.

Questions? careers@augsburg.edu – 612-330-1148

Handshake

Learning Opportunities this Fall with the Sabo Center

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Join the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship this fall for a wealth of opportunities to learn and connect!

Upcoming events include an open house, “snapshot” brown bag lunches for faculty and staff, the Community Opportunity Fair, a Constitution Day dialogue, workshops, trainings, and more! Check out the blog post, linked below, for more information about all our upcoming events and like us on Facebook (facebook.com/sabocenter) for the latest updates.

Read more about upcoming opportunities to connect with the Sabo Center.

Event Announcements

Free Registration: Human Rights Forum

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Now is the time to secure your FREE registration to the The Human Rights Forum!

Yes, attendance is free for Augsburg students, faculty and staff (via your @augsburg.edu account), but registration is required. Follow the link below to register.

Close to 20 impressive young and diverse human rights activists—international guests as well as national and local leaders—will educate and lead us as we explore innovative ways to take action in our pursuit of human rights issues both globally and domestically.

Plenaries, hands-on workshops, networking, and breakout sessions will be included at this event taking place on October 28—29, 2019. For additional information, please visit our websites: https://www.augsburg.edu/humanrightsforum/

Contact us (extension 1378) for questions, ideas and comments.

Free Registration

TODAY Part-Time Job Fair (on-campus & local employers)

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, September 11th
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Quad (weather, not permitting, Christensen Center)
Free Popcorn. Check-in and attend the fair for a chance to win – $25 Visa Card

The fair will feature local and on-campus employers that are seeking to hire Auggies! Learn more at augsburg.joinhandshake.com

All are welcome. #augsburgworks

TODAY: Sabo Center Open House

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Join us TODAY, Wednesday, September 11, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Sabo Center for an Open House! Drop in for food and connection! Come learn about the Sabo Center, meet our staff, and eat some delicious snacks. Students, Faculty, Staff: ALL are welcome!

When: September 11
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.
Where: Sabo Center, located in the lower level of Anderson Residence Hall

Seward Redesign 50th Anniversary Celebration – Sept. 20

submitted by peacock@augsburg.edu

Seward Redesign is celebrating 50 years of community development in the Seward neighborhood by hosting a series of events on Friday, September 20th. The Redesign50 Community Wealth Building Summit and Celebration will include workshops, tours, a keynote address by Pete Saunders, and a block party featuring local artists, music, and food. For more information about Redesign50, including a schedule of events, go to https://redesigninc.org/redesign50/.

Free Money: Study Abroad Scholarship Workshop

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Come learn all about how study abroad works at Augsburg, and about the Gilman Scholarship for study abroad, where you can win $5000-$8000 for your experience. You’ll leave with a great start on your essays and ideas for programs that will meet your requirements. The Gilman Scholarship is open to all US citizens who are Pell Grant eligible.

Come to one of TWO Workshops this month!

Tuesday, September 17
3:45 – 4:45 pm
Oren Gateway Center, room 100

Wednesday, September 18
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Oren Gateway Center, room 100

There is a pile of money on the floor! Will you pick it up?

Questions before the workshop? Email: abroad@augsburg.edu

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship

Study Abroad & Away Fair – See you Friday

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Come learn about the off-campus study programs available to Auggies!
Programs are available around the world as well as the USA, and range in length from 8 days to a whole year. There is something to fit every student!

Browse the options, grab some program brochures, ask questions, and discover global opportunities that are perfect for you! Don’t forget to enter the prize drawing, too!

Join us:

Friday, September 13, 10:00 – 2:00, Christensen Center

Learn More about Study Abroad & Away

Enjoy Fall with a Campus Walking Tour

submitted by chambek2@augsburg.edu

Over the 2019-20 academic year, two different types of walking tours will be led by Kristin Anderson: “Augsburg Nooks and Crannies” and “Augsburg Campus: Past and Present.” Each tour lasts about 60 minutes and is limited to 15-20 people.

Our first campus tours are “Augsburg Nooks and Crannies” on Tuesday, September 17 and “Augsburg Campus: Past and Present” on Tuesday, October 1. All tours are from noon to 1 p.m.

RSVP by emailing eventrsvp@augsburg.edu or by calling 612-330-1104.

See the Full Tour Schedule Here

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