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URGO Conference Travel Grants Available for Student Researchers

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

URGO offers up to $850 in travel funding for Augsburg undergraduates who have been accepted to present research at a professional conference. These funds can mitigate the high costs of travel such as airfare and lodging, and can contribute to students’ professionalization.

The application is available at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) at the “conference travel” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to work with their research mentor to submit a travel application as soon as possible after receiving acceptance to a conference. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly throughout the school year and will begin reviewing applications September 23rd.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at shafer@augsburg.edu or x1447.

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 23rd.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at shafer@augsburg.edu or x1447.

Apply for Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Applications for Augsburg’s Mayo Innovations Scholar Program are now available on the URGO website! This program is highly competitive and is primarily designed for juniors and seniors.

What is MISP?
In the process of conducting research, Mayo Clinic scientists have developed new products that may be marketable. These products are submitted to the Mayo Clinic Office of Intellectual Property (OIP) for a thorough investigation of marketability. The OIP has a significant backlog of products to be investigated. One of the backlogged products or inventions is assigned to each MISP team for investigative research and formal presentation at Mayo Clinic.

Augsburg’s team will consist of an MBA student, 3 undergraduate science students, 1 undergraduate business/economics student, and a Licensing Manager from the Mayo Clinic OIP. The team will work together to understand the science and applications of the project or innovation and analyze the market potential. Each undergraduate student on the team will receive $1,000. Teams will begin work during October and the final presentations will be in March.

To Apply:
Applications can be found on the URGO website. Completed applications must be submitted to urgo@augsburg.edu by Thursday, September 19th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at urgo@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1441, or stop in at Hagfors 101.

URGO website

Pre-Health Advising Session for New Augsburg Students

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Friday, September 20th | Hagfors 273 | 2 p.m.

This session for new first-year and transfer students interested in pre-health will provide information on how to explore health careers and how to plan for the courses and experiences required by professional/graduate schools such as medical, dental, PA, PT, public health, and many others. Contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu with questions or to RSVP.

Undoing White Body Supremacy Series

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

WHAT: A foundational series around undoing the patterns of white supremacy, particularly as they exist in white bodies.

WHO: Any white faculty or staff, interested in building anti-racist community and building culture among white bodies. (You will also be joined by the cohort of faculty/staff who’ve committed to a yearlong cohort experience around this work)

WHEN: Friday September 27th, 9-1pm (lunch included) Friday October 11th, 9-1pm (lunch included) Friday October 25th, 9-1pm (lunch included)

** These sessions will build on each other so we ask that you attend all three, if you wish to participate. We promise we’ll try to avoid Fridays in the future to accommodate who always teach on that day! **

WHERE: Faith Mennonite Church 2720 E 22nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55406 (Just a block south of the Seward Co-op!)

QUESTIONS: Reach out to Allyson Green to learn more!

More information and registration

Speaking of Scholarship with Dr. Z. Vivian Feng

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Hear from 2019 CTL Scholarship Award Winner, Dr. Z. Vivian Feng, on “Life at the Nano-bio interface — an Analytical Chemist’s journey towards an environmentally sustainable future”.

Wednesday, October 2 | Speaking of Scholarship with Dr. Z. Vivian Feng – 2019 CTL Scholarship Award Winner | 3:10 pm – 4:20 pm, Hagfors 150 A

RSVP for Speaking of Scholarship with Dr. Z. Vivian Feng

Trauma: 3 Interdisciplinary Perspectives

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

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. Hear from them during the first EDTalk of the year. Before the Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, grab your coffee and head to Hagfors 151.

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

Center for Teaching and Learning

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

URGO Conference Travel Grants Available for Student Researchers

submitted by kipperj@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 23rd.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at shafer@augsburg.edu or x1447

Apply for Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Applications for Augsburg’s Mayo Innovations Scholar Program are now available on the URGO website! This program is highly competitive and is primarily designed for juniors and seniors.

What is MISP?
In the process of conducting research, Mayo Clinic scientists have developed new products that may be marketable. These products are submitted to the Mayo Clinic Office of Intellectual Property (OIP) for a thorough investigation of marketability. The OIP has a significant backlog of products to be investigated. One of the backlogged products or inventions is assigned to each MISP team for investigative research and formal presentation at Mayo Clinic.

Augsburg’s team will consist of an MBA student, 3 undergraduate science students, 1 undergraduate business/economics student, and a Licensing Manager from the Mayo Clinic OIP. The team will work together to understand the science and applications of the project or innovation and analyze the market potential. Each undergraduate student on the team will receive $1,000. Teams will begin work during October and the final presentations will be in March.

To Apply:
Applications can be found on the URGO website. Completed applications must be submitted to urgo@augsburg.edu by Thursday, September 19th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at urgo@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1441, or stop in at Hagfors 101.

URGO Website

URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

submitted by kipperj@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 23rd.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at shafer@augsburg.edu or x1447

Pre-Health Advising Session for New Augsburg Students

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Friday, September 20th | Hagfors 273 | 2 p.m.

This session for new first-year and transfer students interested in pre-health will provide information on how to explore health careers and how to plan for the courses and experiences required by professional/graduate schools such as medical, dental, PA, PT, public health, and many others. Contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu with questions or to RSVP.

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Selected participants spend the summer at one of five participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2020 and August 2021. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a $1,000 stipend. Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446 and reference your interest in PPIA before October 6th to set up a meeting to learn more.

PPIA Eligibility and Benefits

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.

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

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Looking to incorporate experiential learning into your class? 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

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.

General Announcements

Interested in being a STEM Mentor?

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Interested in being 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.

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 Friday, 9/27. Any questions can be sent to stempeer@augsburg.edu.

Application Here

On-Campus Career & Internship Fair – Registration Open

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Center would like to invite students to attend Augsburg’s annual Career and Internship Fair on Tuesday, October 1st from 3:00-5:00 pm in the Foss Center.

A lot of organizations do their recruiting for summer internships and entry-level positions (for spring graduates) in September and October. It might seem early but it’s a typical recruiting schedule for many organizations. We expect over 38 employers to attend so don’t miss this great opportunity!

Register and view a complete list of employers through Handshake (augsburg.joinhandshake.com). Once you register you will have access to a moodle online prep session which will help you to be more confident and successful at the job fair. Dress Business Professional

#augsburgworks

Handshake

Suicide Prevention Resources

submitted by oliverc@augsburg.edu

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Week, here is a reminder of some resources on and off campus for anyone struggling with suicidal thoughts or with concerns for someone else.

Center for Wellness & Counseling (CWC) counselors are available to talk with any Augsburg student from 8-4:30 Monday through Friday- just stop by our office on first floor of Anderson or give us a call at 612-330-1707.

Anytime our office is closed, you can reach a licensed mental health counselor 24-7 by dialing 612-330-1707 and selecting option one.

For more resources on and off campus, including text lines and hotlines, please see link below:

CWC Crisis Support Resources

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

Meet with a TIAA Retirement Advisor

submitted by shirreff@augsburg.edu

Take advantage of this on-campus opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

SIGN UP TODAY:
Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:
http://www.tiaa.org/schedulenow

Available dates and times:

Tuesday September 17th from 8:00am – Noon
Lindell Library 301 (8:00am – Noon)

Wednesday, September 18th from 8:00am – 2:00pm
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Thursday, September 19th from 8:00am – 2:00pm
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

For questions, please contact Joshua at shirreff@augsburg.edu.

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.

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-Up with Employers

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

Event Announcements

This Friday – Youth Undoing Institutional Racism Fall Kick-Off

submitted by moralese@augsburg.edu

Join us for the first meeting of the fall on Friday, September 13th in Oren Gateway Center 100 @630p – 8:30p! Youth Undoing Institutional Racism is an organization in the Twin Cities focused on teaching the basics of race and racism to youth ages 13 – 23. We will be introducing the organization to new members, doing a power analysis of the mechanisms of racism, and button-designing/making. Food will be provided.

Annual Center for Wellness & Counseling Health Fair 9/18

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Please join and meet the Center for Wellness and Counseling staff (CWC) and over 30 community partners offering resources and information on health and mental health topics. There will be FREE food, FREE chair massages, dogs, blood typing, and more. So join us in the Quad from 10:30 – 1:00 pm on Wednesday 9/18 for this annual event. Questions call the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Hope to see you there!

Augsburg Nooks and Crannies Tour: Tuesday, September 17, 12 p.m. RSVP Required

submitted by anderso3@augsburg.edu

In the fall and spring of the Sesquicentennial year, two different walking tours around the campus will be offered: “Augsburg Nooks and Crannies” and “Augsburg Campus, Past and Present.” The first tour happens on Tuesday, September 17, from 12:00-1:00.

The Nooks and Crannies tour includes a visit to the old chapel and gymnasium in Old Main, the Old Main attic, our Art Deco filling station, and other little-known spots of interest around the campus. We’ll end at the Lindell Library to see the Archives Special Collections Room, Digitization Lab, and storage space. The tour begins outside of Old Main 105.

Access is limited: we will be walking a few blocks, and we will encounter steep stairs and some uneven surfaces. Space is limited and an RSVP is required. Contact eventrsvp@augsburg.edu or call 612-330-1104 to get a space.

The other fall tours are scheduled on October 1 and 16 (Campus Past and Present) and October 2 and 15 (Nooks and Crannies).

Murals, Scrims and Clings: Sesquicentennial Brown Bag, Wednesday, September 18, 12 p.m.

submitted by anderso3@augsburg.edu

Are you curious about the new murals and window clings all around campus? Come to the first Sesquicentennial Brown Bag talk to learn more about the “On This Spot” scrims and window clings and about “Each, Together,” Augsburg’s group action in the Inside Out project.

Art & Design professors Chris Houltberg and Kristin Anderson, together with artist and Augsburg alum Maggie Royce, will talk about the projects in an illustrated presentation on Wednesday, September 18, from noon-1:00 in Oren 100.

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