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EDTalk with Professors Beckman, Lehmann, and Lowe

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Join us before the Faculty Meeting on Wednesday for the first EDTalk of the Year. From 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm in Hagfors 151, you can hear 3 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Trauma.

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.

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

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Teaching and Learning

Think ahead to summer study abroad – Greece or the Netherlands

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Short term study abroad is a great way to travel, earn credits, and still have the rest of your summer to work, play, do an internship, etc. There are a few great options coming up for Summer 2020–start planning now. Applications are open and the application deadline is JANUARY 31

***Living Green in Amsterdam***
Course options (students take ONE course):
SOC/URB111: City Life: Intro to Urban Sociology (fulfills Social Behavioral Sciences LAF), or
SOC/URB 295: Living Green in Amsterdam (elective)

This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement

Faculty Leader: Lars Christiansen
Travel Dates: May 7-22, 2020

***Economic Crisis, Small Business & Ethics in Greece***
Course options:
KEY 490, ECO 495 , or BUS 495 (students register for one course).
This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement.

Faculty Leaders:
Stella Hofrenning and Phyllis Kapetenakis

Travel Dates:
May 13-27, 2020 Approximately 3 pre-travel meetings will also be held

Visit the Augsburg Study Abroad & Away site to learn more about these programs!

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

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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.

Life at the Nano-Bio Interface

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You are invited to hear Dr. Z. Vivian Feng, 2019 CTL Scholarship Award Winner, present “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

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

URGO Conference Travel Grants Available for Student Researchers

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Study a language abroad for free next summer with CLS

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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

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

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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

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

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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!

Spring break study abroad in Guatemala – apply by November 1

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

Human Rights Voices in post-conflict Guatemala, 4-credits

Course options: CCS/SPA 495, or POL 459

Faculty Leader: Professor Joseph Towle

Travel Dates: March 14-22, 2020 (spring break)

Course Description:
Many U.S. citizens know little of Guatemala and the struggles its people face although it is a nation that continuously finds its fortunes bound to the interests and intent of the United States.

This course invites you to hear Guatemalan people’s views of their country, to explore past and present US involvement, and learn from those who lived through and survived the civil war spanning four decades (1960-1996), as well as a new generation of writers and artists–all who creatively and peacefully counteract the culture of fear through art and literature.
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.

***APPLICATIONS DUE NOVEMBER 1***

Program cost $3,825
includes: international airfare, all meals, all lodging, all program activities and in-country transportation. There is no additional tuition fee for full-time undergrad students.

Scholarships are available!

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

General Announcements

Auggie Pass now available for day students

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Over 1300 day students have picked up their Auggie Pass.

The Auggie Pass is an all-you-can-ride pass for Augsburg day students. Supported by the green fee, Metro Transit and Augsburg, the Auggie Pass is good on any bus, any time, and any light rail, any time, as well as the NorthStar line to Anoka.

Students can get their Auggie Pass at the Library Circulation Desk – please bring Augsburg ID.

The passes are good August 1, 2019 through May 30, 2020.

For students who use Metro Mobility, please email Mike Fetting, fettingm@augsburg.edu. The Auggie Pass does not work on Metro Mobility, so we have Go To cards with pre-loaded $180 value – and will add more value as needed.

Auggie Doggie Days – Mondays

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Need a little stress relief? Want to get a good start to your week? Stop by the Center for Wellness & Counseling (CWC) office every Monday from 10:30 – 11:30 am to mingle and sit with our four legged furry friends from Paws for Learning. All are welcome so stop by the CWC office located on the first floor of the Anderson Residence Hall. Questions call the CWC office 612-330-1707.

Augsburg Support for Uninsured Students – The People’s Center

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Augsburg is now working with the People’s Center to provide certain clinic services to students (all academic programs) who don’t have insurance for a $5 co-pay.

The People’s Center is located at 425 20th Avenue South, one block west from Augsburg, off Riverside Avenue.

With a $5.00 co-pay, the following are available to Augsburg students who do not have insurance:

Office visits for acute or chronic medical problems
Annual physical exams – 1 per year
Sexually transmitted diseases screening and lab work done at The People’s Center (lab diagnostics done outside of The People’s Center are not covered)
X-rays performed at The People’s Center
Tetanus immunization
Lab tests performed at The People’s Center
Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux)
Casts, crutches, splints, slings and ace bandages
Allergy injections (prescription and supply must be provided by student)
Flu shots

If you have health insurance, your insurance provider may cover medical services through The People’s Center. The clinic will bill your insurance for medical services and you will be responsible for any co-pays or deductibles associated with your insurance. You should check with your insurance provider to see if services at The People’s Center will be covered.

Smiley’s Clinic remains available for students – they accept most forms of insurance.

DPS will provide an escort to The People’s Center and/or to Smiley’s Clinic.

Event Announcements

CWC Annual Health Fair Next Week: 9/18

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Save the date 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! Weather forecast looks great for an outdoor event too!

Sod House Theater presents “Ghost Sonata”

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Sod House Theater (Darcey Engen ’88 and Luverne Seifert ’85) in collaboration with Black Label Movement present Swede Hollow Ghost Sonata in Swede Hollow Park. Production is FREE—reservations recommended.

September 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 all at 6:00 pm

About the show:
Audiences will set off on an immersive, theatrical promenade through Swede Hollow Park, stopping along the way to experience moving vignettes inspired by the histories of immigration to the area beginning in the 1850s. Witness a kaleidoscopic performance, brought to life by an incredible cast of local multidisciplinary artists, evoking the struggles, joys, stories, and ghosts of the myriad communities that have called this land home. Working closely with local businesses and organizations, this project also includes additional community events designed to spark conversations about the rich history of this incredible neighborhood.

More information here!

October 3 – Christensen Symposium: Suffering and Hope in the Midst of Conflict

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Want to support more interfaith friendships in our divided world?

Attend the Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium
Suffering and Hope in the Midst of Conflict

11 a.m – 12 p.m.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel

Speakers:
Hamdy El-Sawaf, founder and psychotherapist at the Family Counseling Center and imam of Masjid Al-Iman in Minneapolis
Munib Younan, retired bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and former president of the Lutheran World Federation

Hamdy El-Sawaf and Munib Younan will share personal experiences and their religious faith perspectives on hope, reconciliation, and resiliency in the midst of suffering and struggles that often are intensified by religious convictions and differences.

About the Christensen Symposium:

Each year, the Christensen Symposium provides the opportunity to explore and apply the lessons rooted in former Augsburg President Bernhard M. Christensen’s legacy:
– Christian faith liberates minds and lives.
– Diversity strengthens vital communities.
– Interfaith friendships enrich learning.
– The love of Christ draws us to God.
– We are called to service in the world.

Sabo Center Fall Events

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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.

Study Abroad & Away Fair – TODAY

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It’s finally here!
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

Free Money For You: Study Abroad Scholarship Workshop

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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

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MN Urban Debate League – Hiring for Admin Support Student Position

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The Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is seeking to hire a new student for the 2019-’20 academic year. This position will be scheduled to work up to 15 hours a week.

Job Description:

* Work with Programming Staff to order, inventory and maintain supplies for debate programs
* Work with Programming Staff to order food for UDL Tournaments and Debate Kick-Off Parties
* Order, inventory and maintain UDL internal office supplies
* Schedule and set-up internal and external meetings/conference calls, printouts, and catering if necessary
* Data entry related to Volunteer Management
* Data entry related to Programming support
* Assist programming staff with tracking and completing permits for tournament locations
* Assist communications staff with mailings
* Assist with reconciling Augsburg Purchase Card reports
* Assist on Fridays (during Fall/Winter) with busing issues for tournaments
* Assist with clerical tasks
* Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

* Organized, timely communication needed
* Be comfortable working with youth and adults
* Be organized and possess excellent interpersonal skills; excellent customer relation skills needed
* Be 18 years of age or older – this is helpful, though most University students will qualify
* Be able to self direct, some projects will require working on your own after getting an overview
* Applicant would ideally have some work experience, whether on campus or off campus, and would be comfortable with performing some advanced tasks
* Knowledge of word processing, professional email communication, and google platform (google docs, google sheets) is important

To set up an interview, contact:

Genesia Williams, Operations and Communications Associate
Email: williamg@augsburg.edu | Telephone: 612-330-1730 |

URL: augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague

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