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Vivian Feng Talk TODAY

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

In an event co-sponsored by CTL and CCV, CTL scholarship award winner, Vivian Feng, will be speaking 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

Center for Teaching and Learning

Faculty – Get a free and confidential course tune-up

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

Faculty, are you interested in a course tune-up? Sixteen faculty members currently serve as classroom consultants, representing a wide variety of disciplines and pedagogical styles. The consultants have been trained to offer confidential, non-judgmental assistance through a collaborative process.

Working with a consultant may include classroom or lab observations (in person or through the use of video), review of classroom materials and learning goals, brainstorming sessions to address classroom issues, or any combination based on your goals.

For more information, please visit the Classroom Consulting page on the CTL website.

http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/classroom-consultants/

Off-Campus Course Proposals Due November 1

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Any course with an overnight off-campus (domestic or international) component, must be approved through Academic Affairs (AAC, GAAC, CGEE) prior to offering the course.

Off-campus course proposals are now being accepted for academic year 2020-2021 (Fall 2020-Summer 2021). Proposals are due November 1st.

Learn more about the process before starting an proposal.

http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=OffCampusCourseProposal
http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=ProposalResources

Please contact Leah Spinosa de Vega (devega@augsburg.edu) with questions. Or schedule a meeting on Leah’s calendar to discuss ideas or review draft proposals.

Begin a Proposal for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Faculty and Staff are Invited to Join a Book Group

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

CTL (with support from the University Committee for Equity and Inclusion) are holding a book group focused on, “Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life” by Melody Moezzi.

“With candor and humor, a manic-depressive Iranian-American Muslim woman chronicles her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity.”

There will be a two part discussion. You can attend either of the two sessions for each part, but should attend both parts (the first half of the book will be discussed during the December meetings and the second half of the book will be discussed at the January meetings).

Part 1: Dec 2 at 1:00 pm in OGC 100 (Facilitated by Melissa Hensley) or
Dec 5 at 3:40 pm in LL 301 (Facilitated by Beliza Torres Narváez)

Part 2: Jan 23 at 3:40 pm in OGC 100 (Facilitated by Beliza Torres Narváez) or
Jan 24 at 1:00 pm in CC Riverside Room (Facilitated by Melissa Hensley)

The books are being provided by the University Committee for Equity and Inclusion. Please fill out the form linked below if you would like to reserve a book and a place in the group. By accepting a book, you are committing to attend one of the December sessions and one of the January sessions. Once you register, you will receive instructions on how to receive your copy.

*Space is limited, so sign up now. Registration closes on October 31.

Register for the Book Group

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

Summer Language Study with the Critical Language Scholarship

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program abroad 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 very strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Languages with no previous study required:
Azerbaijani
Bangla
Hindi
Indonesian
Persian
Punjabi
Swahili
Turkish
Urdu

Languages with one year prior study required:
Arabic
Korean
Portuguese
Russian

Languages with two years prior study required:
Chinese
Japanese

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 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

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.

General Announcements

Student Support Guide

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

Faculty and Staff: Are you looking for a quick way to help struggling students connect with support on campus or in the community? The Student Support Guide lists resources in the following areas: Crisis Resources, Academic Support, Personal Concerns, Health Care, and Basic Living Needs. Please announce the guide to your students/advisees, and if possible, include it on future syllabi. The Student Support Guide can be found on the Moodle “Resources” tab, in the “A-Z Directory”, and on the Student Affairs webpage.

Student Support Guide

Auggie Love Your Melon Hats For Sale

submitted by holmesa@augsburg.edu

Fall is here and so is cooler weather, stay warm with your own Auggie LYM hat!
The women’s hockey team has partnered with Love Your Melon selling hats with the Auggie logo as a fundraiser. Purchasing a hat supports the women’s hockey team and the LYM foundation. Beanie hats are $35 and pom hats are $45. Purchase your hat today!

You can pay with cash, check or card. We are also able to ship hats for a $5 shipping fee per hat.

Contact holmesa@augsburg.edu with any questions or to purchase a hat.

LYM Flyer – with pictures

Order the paperback of Hold Fast to What is Good: Augsburg’s Sesquicentennial history book

submitted by chambek2@augsburg.edu

Hold Fast to What is Good is a history of Augsburg University told through objects—the material culture left behind by the “Auggies” themselves. This history includes tales of teachers and students, but also of whale bones and ceremonial pipes, of missionaries and prohibitionists, of sex scandals, racism, kidnapping, murder, and, of course, money. It is a story about ideas, and how those ideas evolved over time; a story of how one school both reasserted and reinvented its vocation.

Now in paper back for just $32.79. The book will also be available in the bookstore later this month.

Order Online

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

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.

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

Event Announcements

Fall Blood drive TODAY – 10/2

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Thank you to all who signed up to donate blood today. Please be sure to bring a photo ID, drink lots of water and eat good meals before your scheduled donation time. If you want to save time you can complete your health questionnaire online at www.mbc.org/idonate. The drive will be in East Commons (upstairs in Christensen Center). Some walk-in spots are still available so please stop by if you did not sign up for an appointment time. Questions, call the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Thanks for helping save lives!!

http://www.mbc.org/idonate

MVNA Flu Shot Clinic Monday 10/7

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

The MN Visiting Nurse Association will be on campus on Monday 10/7 from 10:30 – 1:00 pm in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office (first floor Anderson Residence Hall) administering flu shots. Most insurances are accepted or $39 cash or check. Please bring photo ID and your insurance card for the walk-in appointments. Questions call the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Stay healthy and get your flu shot Monday.

You are Invited to “Office Hours with Your Deans”

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Monica Devers, Dean of Professional Studies, and Ryan Haaland, Dean of Arts and Sciences, invite faculty, staff and students to stop by and meet them during a series of “office hours” scheduled for this fall. These office hours are an opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions.

The times and locations will change from month to month in order to allow for greater availability to schedules.

The Fall Sessions will take place:

Tuesday, October 8th from 10 am – 11 am in the Christensen Center Lobby

Tuesday, November 5 from 12 pm – 1 pm in the Oren Gateway Center Lobby (Note, this date and time has changed from previous postings.)

Thursday, December 5 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the Hagfors Center Lobby

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

submitted by nondie@augsburg.edu

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.

Brown Bag Lunch Website

Free Registration: Human Rights Forum (October 28 and 29)

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

202 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.

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 ways to take action in our ongoing promotion 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 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.

Augsburg University Registration

Cooking and Networking with Staff Senate in the Food Lab

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Calling all staff! Join Staff Senate for an afternoon of cooking and networking in Augsburg’s Food Lab, led by Campus Kitchen. We’ll spend some time cooking, and then enjoy the fruits of our labor by eating it! Staff new to the Augsburg community are particularly invited to attend. Everyone is welcome!

Monday, October 14
4:30-6 p.m.
Hagfors 108

Spring break study abroad in Palestine – info & film event – Thursday Oct 3

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Everyone is welcome to join us for a viewing of a short documentary film and study abroad information session on Thursday

Thursday, October 3 from 2-3 pm
in Anderson/Music room 22:

“The Living of the Pigeons”
A short documentary film documents the surreal early-morning hours and daily experience of “rush hour” at Checkpoint 300, which separates Bethlehem in the West Bank from Jerusalem.

We will also present information for the upcoming spring-break study abroad opportunity: Palestinian Art of Resistance, an art and theater course which will travel to the area March 13-23. The study abroad program is open to all Auggies, and scholarships are available to help pay for the program.

Come to view the film, learn about study abroad, and enjoy some refreshments!

Learn more about the Palestinian Art of Resistance program

Talent Show Auditions

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Music-Theatre Club invites everyone to audition for our upcoming talent show! Looking for singers, dancers, actors, and everybody in between.

This is a LOW COMMITMENT talent show with NO REHEARSALS! We only ask for acts to be available on the evenings of November 1st and 2nd for the dress rehearsal and performance.

Auditions are on October 2nd and 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Anderson Music Hall M3 (the choir room).

Sign up to audition at the link below OR on the sign up sheets posted on the Foss Theatre door, Anderson Hall Music bulletin board (between the choir and band room), or Christensen stairwell bulletin board.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xhmJD7XxGtT9H60cOcGckGJdyNvPUCM7XldBxjzy5wg/edit?usp=sharing

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