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Propose an Off-campus Course by Nov. 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

Book Group Registration Closing Soon

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Due to popular demand, the Book Group registration will be closing sooner than expected. Few spots remain, so register now if you want to take part.

CTL (with support from the University Committee for Equity and Inclusion) is 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)

Part 2: Jan 23 at 3:40 pm in OGC 100 (Facilitated by Beliza Torres) 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 registration closes, Book Group members will receive emails about how to collect their books.

Register for the Book Group

In One Week: EDTalk with Dan Ibarra & Lyz Wendland

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Join us prior to next week’s Faculty Meeting for “Celebrating Your Creativity Scars: Engaging Art for Holistic Student Engagement”. In this session, professors Wendland and Ibarra from Art & Design will talk about engaging creativity in the pedagogical practice. This session will serve as a starting point for a longer upcoming workshop.

EDTalks run from 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm in Hagfors 151, ending just in time for the Faculty Meeting next door. Find out more and watch for programming updates with the CTL page linked below.

Center for Teaching and Learning

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.

Med School Info Session

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Considering medical school? Come meet Augsburg alumni who are currently medical students and physicians! Our alumni will share their insights about picking schools, the MCAT, experiences, the application process, interviews, and general advice. Food will be provided. For more info or to RSVP, contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, October 23rd
6 pm
Hagfors 150A

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

Campus Filming – This Thursday

submitted by heinj@augsburg.edu

Please be aware, Admissions will be filming promotional videos this Thursday (Oct. 10th). The production team will be all around campus taking action shots and filming current tour guides.

Admissions thanks you in advance for your help with showcasing the beauty of Augsburg and its community.

If there are any questions for concerns please reach out to Jack Hein (heinj@augsburg.edu) in the Office of Admissions. Thanks everyone!

Augsburg Transportation Survey

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Student, faculty and staff are encouraged to complete the Augsburg University Transportation Survey. The link is in an email sent to everyone – and also is below. The survey should take about 10-12 minutes.

Survey link: https://forms.gle/fBUDn2y8Hzmx2oqV7

The deadline to complete is Wed., Oct. 23.

The results of this survey will be used to better understand transit choices and to identify opportunities for improvements in transit options. Your feedback is critical as we strive to understand all of the different ways Augsburg employees/students are getting to work.

On behalf of the Augsburg Transit Task Force – thank you.

On-Call CLASS Office Test Proctor Job

submitted by dusek@augsburg.edu

Hello,

We are looking to hire proctors for tests taken in the CLASS office as soon as possible for this fall semester. This is an on-call, student worker position and is open to apply to via Inside Augsburg–> Student Jobs. You can also email dusek@augsburg.edu if interested or have any questions.
Below is the job description:

-Test Proctors for the CLASS Office/Groves Computer Lab provide a welcoming and supportive environment to students taking their class exams in the Groves Computer Lab.

-Test Proctors oversee one to three students taking exams at a time, help read and clarify directions, and provide feedback to the Accommodations Assistant and Disability Specialists about these students.

-Occasionally, problem-solving and troubleshooting situations occur in which the proctor must stay calm and act accordingly to solve the situation.

-Hiring preference is placed on those students who are willing to be a Reader and/or Writer Proctor; a proctor who feels comfortable reading exams to students and/or transcribing word-for-word what a student is saying for exam answers.

Thank you,
Lauren Dusek
CLASS Office Assistive Technology and Accommodations Specialist

dusek@augsburg.edu

Spring 2020 Study Abroad – Semester Spots Still Available

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Spring semester study abroad is still available – deadline for select programs has been extended to November 1.

The three Augsburg study center programs still have spaces available for spring semester:
Augsburg in Mexico
Augsburg in Central America
Augsburg in Southern Africa

Apply by November 1

These programs, all taught in English, are a good fit for many majors. Students can earn credits in several different subjects, take Spanish language courses in Mexico or Central America, complete an internship in Mexico or Namibia, and much more.

Augsburg students participating in these programs are awarded an automatic $1,500 CGEE Travel Grant, in addition to their usual semester financial aid package. These programs are among the most affordable study abroad programs for students – costs very close to studying and living on campus.

The Study Abroad & Away Office is here to answer questions, and is happy to talk to all students about these opportunities. Stop by Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center. Or, email abroad @augsburg.edu

Augsburg Study Center program information and application

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.

Get more info and apply here

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 on 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 and to apply!

Clothing Donations Needed

submitted by ryghs@augsburg.edu

Have clothes you love but don’t wear anymore? Clean out your closet and give your clothes a second life by donating them! Environmental Action Committee is holding a campus clothing swap event this spring and is currently looking for donations. You can drop off any clothing you no longer want to the Share Shop in Science 8B during the following times:

Mondays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm
Tuesdays: 1-4pm
Wednesdays: 10am-noon
Thursdays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm

Event Announcements

Central Services Info/Training Session Oct 15

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

Have you ever wondered what does Central Services do or what they can do for you?

On Tuesday Oct 15th at 10:30 am in Lindell Library Room 301 I will be going through all the various services that the Copy Center, Mailroom, and Shipping/Receiving handles as well as the processes to make your interactions the most efficient for you and for us.

Topics covered will include:
-Copy Job requesting
-Copy center finishing services
-Student and Faculty incoming mail/package handling procedures
-Outgoing mail/packages
-Third Party ordering (Business Cards, Letterhead, Envelopes, Posters)
-Any other pertinent information

Please RVSP so I can get a rough guesstimate of how many will be attending. If you would like to attend something similar but can’t make this date please fill out the RSVP form and select the appropriate option.

RSVP Form

Faith & Science: Bridging the Divide (food included)

submitted by villagra@augsburg.edu

Come join the Augsburg Interfaith Scholars on October 10th at 6:30pm, as we host an event titled, “Faith & Science: Bridging the Divide” at Cedar Commons on Riverside Ave. This event is one in a series of monthly events over the course of the year that aims to facilitate interfaith dialogue around a variety of topics. The purpose of this event is to explore the intersections of science and faith, while enjoying a FREE DINNER with Augsburg students, faculty, and community members. Speakers for the evening include Augsburg religion prof. Russel Kleckley; Professor from the University of Minnesota, astrophysicist Lawrence Rudnick; and Baird Linke, Augsburg Riverside Innovation Hub Alum.
Hope to see you there!

Faith & Science Facebook Page

Happy Coming Out Week from LGBTQIA+ Student Services

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

We invite students, staff, and faculty to join us as we celebrate LGBTQIA+ History all month and this special Coming Out week. Our department and student organizations haze planned an array of events this month, and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Today October 9th:
QPA and ALAS will be discussing what it is like to identify both as part of the LGBTQIA+ community and an immigrant from 4-5 pm in Old Main 105.

If you have any questions about these events, please email us at lgbtqia@augsburg.edu.

Speedy Mock Interview Event – Students

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

If you have an upcoming interview, you will not want to miss this fun and interactive event!

A key component in the internship/job application process is the interview. Attend this event in a safe environment and practice common interview questions that will help you land the position you are interviewing for. Volunteers will prepare students for their interviews by asking a series of questions and providing some tips to help you be successful. The format will be round-robin, where students will move from volunteer to volunteer as they answer three interview questions. Students will be given two minutes to respond and then the volunteer will provide one to two minutes of feedback. Students will then move to the next question and interviewer.

Register in Handshake for one of two sessions.
4-5 p.m. or 5-6 p.m.

Students that attend will have a chance to WIN a $50 VISA card

Register in Handshake

Culture Clash: Can Latino Culture Identity and Corporate Culture Be Reconciled?

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: October 24, 2019 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenter: Andres Tapia, Korn Ferry
Cost: Free, online webinar

Join us for The Forum on Workplace Inclusions October webinar with presenter Andrés Tapia, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry.

Webinar Learning Outcomes:
– Recognize the importance of Hispanic heritage and Latino Culture in shaping the workplace behavior of Latino professionals.
-Compare Latino Culture against Corporate America Culture across 6 key cultural dimensions.
-Develop solutions to the Latino and Corporate Culture Clash.

Register Here

Community Organizing 101

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Interested in learning about community organizing but don’t know where to start? This Sabo Center workshop is for you!

Wednesday, October 16
3:10-4:40 p.m.
OGC 100

Learn some of the foundational concepts of organizing to get started on your change making journey. Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of relational power, the difference between public and private relationships, and how self-interest motivates us to act.

Community Organizing 101 will be led by Dennis Donovan. Dennis teaches co-creative politics skills to people of all ages in the Twin Cities, across the US, and around the world who want to make positive change in their communities.

Community Organizing 101

Howling Bird Press at the Twin Cities Book Festival this Saturday

submitted by matthewk@augsburg.edu

Please join the MFA program and Howling Bird Press at the Twin Cities Book Festival, the largest one-day book gathering in the region featuring hundreds of exhibitors, dozens of presenting authors from near and far, special children’s and youth programming, and endless curiosities for all ages—all in a massive celebration of our vibrant Minnesota literary culture.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
10 am-5 pm • FREE Admission

Twin Cities Book Festival

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