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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Permitted Surface Lot Parking

submitted by brownell@augsburg.edu

As a reminder, the Augsburg community has a number of parking permits that are valid for use in specific lots only. Drivers are permitted to park as follows:
Residential Students: Lots B and L
Commuter Students: Lots B,C, K and L
Faculty Staff: D, L and G
Carpool Permit holders: Designated spaces in Lot D

Other designated lots are for the following users and permits ONLY:
Lot A: Visitor permits
Lot E: Permitted short term-visitors (3 hour or less)
Lot H: Reserved/Designated
Lot J: Reserved/Designated

Vehicles found in Lot D Carpool Permit spaces without the appropriate permit will be towed immediately. DPS is working with University administration and potential vendors to move to immediate towing in all lots without a valid permit.

Teaching and Learning

Faculty: How is the new University Course Survey working?

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

The survey used to gather feedback on student course experiences was redesigned and adopted in the Fall of 2018. To learn more about the strengths of the newly revised form, and areas where it could be improved, we ask faculty to complete this short questionnaire and reflect on the utility of the feedback that they have obtained using this new instrument. Please let us know your thoughts!

https://forms.gle/xdeZqPDXposdxB2A9

Survey for Faculty About Writing at Augsburg

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Faculty: please take a moment to fill this very short survey by Jennifer Forsthoefel, Writing Center Director and Faculty member in the English Department. This survey will help improve our understanding of what kinds of writing Augsburg faculty are assigning students and how these writing assignments are being assessed. Your participation is greatly appreciated. Survey link: https://forms.gle/JDpRJsTWYS2EZRkq5

https://forms.gle/JDpRJsTWYS2EZRkq5

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

EDTalk TODAY

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Join us this afternoon for the first EDTalk of the year. Just prior to the Faculty Meeting, head to Hagfors 151 to hear about Trauma from three different 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.

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

Center for Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, Sept. 24: Sabo “Snapshot”

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? Missed Monday’s “Sabo Snapshot”? Join us for a second opportunity to learn about the Sabo Center!

*Tuesday, September 24, from 11:30a-12:30p in the Riverside Room*

Bring a lunch and listen 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!

Bring your lunch! We hope to see you there.

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!

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

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

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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!

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 (www.augsburg.edu/urgo). 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

General Announcements

Last chance to sign up: Resume 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) RESUME REVIEW WITH EMPLOYERS: Get your resume critiqued, so you are ready to apply for jobs. 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

2) 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.

Handshake

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

Application Here

Event Announcements

Registration Open – Career & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Center would like to invite sophomores, juniors and seniors 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

Register for Free!

ASAC Homecoming Week

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Homecoming Decorating Contest: SUNDAY 9/22

The annual Homecoming Decorating Contest!

Calling all student organizations! The Homecoming Decorating contest is near and you will have the chance to decorate a section of campus that will display their student organization through Auggie pride. There are 6 different categories with $1,000 up for grabs.

The Grand Champion will also be eligible to win an extra $500 for their student organization.

For more information or any questions please contact Campus Life campuslife@augsburg.edu

Date: 9/22/2019
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Check-in Christensen Center Lobby

Lip Sync Battle: MONDAY 9/23

The Return of the Lip Sync Battle!

The Lip Sync Battle will be held in Sateren Auditorium starting at 7 pm. Winner can win $150 dollars! Please email asac@augsubrg.edu to register. Everyone is able to participate as we are accepting up to 12 individuals or groups (Max 3 people per group)

Date: 9/23/2019
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Sateren Auditorium

Chips & Dip with ASAC: TUESDAY 9/24

Come hang out with ASAC board members and enjoy some chips & dips with refreshments. There will be games, music, and prizes. You won’t want to miss your chance to win a pair of Airpods, Gift Cards, and COOL Auggie Merch!

Date: 9/24/2019
Time: 11:00am – 2:00 pm
Location: Student Lounge

TRIVIA: WEDNESDAY 9/25

Join ASAC in the Christensen Center to test your knowledge on Augsburg’s 150th trivia!

Date: 9/25/2019
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Christensen Center

Movie Night: THURSDAY 9/26

ASAC will be hosting movie night at SCI-123. Grab your friends and come enjoy some snacks as we watch the classic feature film Shrek!

Date: 9/26/2019
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: SCI 123

OPEN MIC NIGHT: FRIDAY 9/27

Come see and hear some open mic performances from fellow Auggies and some wonderful local headliners, including Kate Malanphy, VIAL, and more!

Date: 9/27/2019
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Student Lounge

Free Registration: Human Rights Forum

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130 of your fellow Auggies have already signed up!

…..and the good news is that here is still 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.

Plenaries, hands-on workshops, networking, and breakout sessions will be included at this event taking place on October 28—29, 2019.

Joining us on campus are 20-25 impressive young and diverse human rights activists—international guests as well as national and local leaders—who will share their stories and activism, and guide us as we explore innovative ways to take action in our ongoing pursuit of human rights issues both globally and domestically.

For more details, please visit our websites: https://www.augsburg.edu/humanrightsforum/

Contact us (extension 1378) for questions, ideas and comments. We look forward to hearing from you.

Free Registration

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

submitted by nondie@augsburg.edu

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.

2019 Christensen Symposium Website

Peace in the Middle East: Challenges and Signs of Hope

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Join Interfaith at Augsburg for a Brown Bag Lunch discussion with visiting lecturer Munib Younan, retired bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and former president of the Lutheran World Federation.

Wednesday, October 2
12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Oren Gateway Center, Room 100

Bishop Younan’s parents were Palestinian refugees. His entire life and leadership have been focused on finding a lasting, just solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and building up the civic agency of Palestinian people.

Note: Bishop Younan will also be speaking the next day at the Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium, alongside Dr. Hamdy El-Sawaf. This Brown Bag luncheon will be a good chance for small group discussions.

Brown Bag Lunch with Bishop Munib Younan

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.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Welcome to new Director, StepUP

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Welcome to Renee Most, Director, StepUP, who started Monday, Sept. 16. Renee has a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Catherine’s University and a Master’s Degree in Addiction Studies from Hazelden Graduate School. Renee brings experience working at Kodiak Recovery, The Emily Program, and Hazelden Betty Ford, among others.

Please join in welcoming Renee.

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