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Need Humanities or Search for Meaning II? Take it this Spring and Travel to NYC

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Sign up for the Islam in the USA program in spring semester and travel with the class to New York City on Spring break. You must apply via the Study Abroad & Away office by NOVEMBER 1

Program: ISLAM IN THE USA, traveling to NYC on spring break… choose ONE course:

HIS 195 (Humanities credit) or

RLN 205 (Search for Meaning II credit)

These classes meet most Tuesdays evenings on Zoom from 6 -9:30pm, with a week of experiential learning (guest speakers, walking tours, museum visits, and more) in New York City on Spring break.

This program also completes your AUGSBURG EXPERIENCE requirement!

Got questions? Get in touch:

abroad@augsburg.edu, or stop by Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center

Get all the details and apply online

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Central America or Southern Africa

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Center for Global Education and Experience in Central America and Southern Africa offer Auggies the opportunity to spend a transformative semester immersed in community abroad. With a small cohort of peers, you will engage with the courses, the places you visit, and the people you meet. These programs are perfect for students who enjoy experiential, hands-on learning. The programs listed below are available in both fall and spring semesters. You can use all your financial aid, receive an automatic $1500 Travel Grant, and you can apply for additional scholarships, too!

Check out the options:

CENTRAL AMERICA: Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement

~~three countries in one semester: Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador

~~Courses in Spanish, Religion, History or Women’s & Gender Studies, and Political Science

~~Host family stays help you improve Spanish skills quickly

~~All courses in English, no Spanish knowledge required

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Nation Building and Decolonizing the Mind

~~travel to South Africa and Namibia in one semester, FREE airfare for Auggies in Spring 2022

~~courses in History, Political Science, Religion, Environmental Studies, Wellness

~~Internships available in a variety of fields

APPLY BY

~~November 1 – for spring semester programs

~~March 1 – for fall semester programs

Get more information about classes and costs, and apply online here

Fellowship Friday

submitted by robinson@augsburg.edu

How is the return to the not-so-normal classroom going? The pandemic is not over. Resilience is not a given, but we are all in this together and we need to get out of together. So, let’s get together and talk about it! Teaching faculty join Bridget Robinson-Riegler, faculty member in the psychology department at 4:30 on Friday to talk about the ups and downs of this not-so-normal year.

https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/93915792817?pwd=M3NYWHlkSGtIK2tQM3JwU1JKNjBPUT09

General Announcements

November 1 – Study Abroad and Away Deadline for Spring Programs

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

The following Study Abroad & Away programs have an application deadline on NOVEMBER 1:

~~Augsburg Study Centers in Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa – semester programs.

~~Islam in the USA, New York City – spring semester courses with travel during spring break

~~Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy – spring semester courses with travel during spring break NOTE: This program has filled, but applications are still being accepted and added to the Wait List.

Contact the study abroad office with any questions about the programs or your application progress: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get the program details here for the Augsburg Study Centers or Short-Term Programs here

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Mexico – Semester or Summer

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Center for Global Education and Experience in Mexico offers Auggies the opportunity to spend a semester or summer in Mexico with a focus on experiential-style learning, social justice, and community connections. Classes are small and personalized, and programs in Mexico are among the most affordable of all our programs abroad. Check out the options:

SEMESTER PROGRAMS:

~~Liberal Arts, Migration, and Social Change semester (fall or spring)

~~Communication and Media studies (fall only)

~~Social Work in a Latin American Context (spring only)

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

~~Spanish Language and Culture (all levels of Spanish available)

~~Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership (prerequisite: 3 semesters of college level Spanish, or through SPA212, or instructor’s permission, or native speaker of Spanish )

APPLY BY

~~November 1 – for spring semester programs

~~March 1 – for summer or fall semester programs

Get more information and apply online

Get Cool Merch and Support a Good Cause: Raise $$ for MN Urban Debate Through Bonfire

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

WEAR YOUR SUPPORT: INTRODUCING NEW MNUDL MERCHANDISE!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities Metro. Over 1,000 students are gaining academic schools through national topic policy debate, Spanish Debate, East African Debate, Financial Literacy Leadership Debates, and Summer Camp!

Just in time for the holidays, we’re launching our new Bonfire store: https://www.bonfire.com/store/mnudl/

Bonfire is helping us raise money for the Minnesota Urban Debate League through merchandise sales. Purchase one of our unique MNUDL items, and you’ll receive them through the mail!

Our merchandise includes shirts & sweatshirts from Youth Sizes-4XL, plus mugs and tote bags!

Visit the MNUDL Bonfire Store & order your merch early today: https://www.bonfire.com/store/mnudl/

Visit Our Store & Order Merchandise

Where to Find Human Resources Information

submitted by robaka@augsburg.edu

Hello! We have been receiving many inquiries regarding how to locate/fill out forms, access employee resources, and receive general HR help; Augsburg HR wants everyone to be aware of the many self-serving resources on the Human Resources page in AugNet (inside.augsburg.edu). All necessary forms can be found at https://sites.augsburg.edu/hr/forms/ where they can be downloaded as a PDF, populated online, and re-submitted to our secure drive at https://augsburg.leapfile.net.

Additionally, when looking for specific help or questions that you did not find the answer to on our site, you can seek help by emailing one of the specific inboxes below:
studentemployment@augsburg.edu ~ Student Employment positions, info, questions
payroll@augsburg.edu ~ Timesheets, adjustments, general payroll questions
hr@augsburg.edu ~ General questions for Human Resources and info

By sending your question through email to the pertinent inbox it allows the appropriate team member to see and generally respond faster to your inquiries.

We are here to help and serve YOU!

Human Resources Portal

Feeling Spooky About Midterms? Use TutorMe

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Event Announcements

Considering Retirement? Attend the “Taking the Mystery out of Medicare” Webinar

submitted by robaka@augsburg.edu

Are you considering retirement but have questions about Medicare? Medicare expert Gary Deese, with TLC Insurance Group will present a one-hour webinar that will take the mystery out of Medicare. How does it work? What are my options? What are Medicare Parts A, B, C & D? How do I save money and have great Medicare benefits as I continue to work from age 65 on, without having to draw my SS if I choose not to? These are just some of the questions that will be answered in this training sponsored by Human Resources.

Please click the link below the event time that you would like to attend virtually and the event will be added directly to your personal Augsburg Google calendar. *Please note that when you click the link the event will open in a new tab, all you need to do is click the “Save” button near the top of the page and it will save to your calendar.*

~ Wednesday, Oct. 27 Virtual Session at 12:00 PM ~
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MXZoZzA1cm81bTUzcDE4cmt0ajljdGg2MDQgcm9iYWthQGF1Z3NidXJnLmVkdQ&tmsrc=robaka%40augsburg.edu

Live Q & A will follow immediately after the webinar.
Email hr@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Forum PDL, Engaging Religious Diversity in the Workplace

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: November 8, 2021 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm CST
Where: Online/Virtual Conference
Cost: $95
Presenters: Eboo Patel, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)  |  Farah Siddiqui, Salesforce  |  Megan Hughes Johnson, Interfaith Youth Core

This event is part of The Forum’s new Professional Development Labs learning series. More information below.

Americans encounter more religious diversity at work than in any other sphere of life, yet religion is too often left out of the diversity conversation. Many of us are uncomfortable talking about religion at work because we are afraid of offending our colleagues or wading into uncertain legal territory, but engaging religious diversity can lead to stronger team culture and better relationships with clients and consumers. Join Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) for a Professional Development Lab that will give you the chance to explore issues of religious identity and diversity at work, develop your interfaith skillset, and create an action plan for how you will engage religious and secular identity in your workplace.

Learning Outcomes
Learn why engaging religious diversity matters in the workplace
Identify concrete skills to engage religious diversity and enhance workplace culture
Create a customized action plan for how to engage religious diversity productively in your workplace
 
About The Forum’s Professional Development Labs
Professional Development Labs (PDLs) are half-day interactive learning experiences intended to develop professional competencies that support leaders in reaching the next level in their DEI leadership. Unlike traditional workshop sessions, PDLs will be goal oriented and include personal and professional action and accountability planning for next level leadership. PDLs will be offered synchronously in varying formats (in-person, hybrid or virtual) based on CDC convening recommendations.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/dibs/engaging-religious-diversity-in-the-workplace-building-your-interfaith-strategy-and-skillset/

A Convo with Mpls City Council President

submitted by tarisl@augsburg.edu

Augsburg students: Are you interested or concerned about public safety in Minneapolis? Do you care about affordable housing and the rising cost of rent?
Join us for a conversation with Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender and make your voice heard and learn more about these issues!

Sabo Center LEAD Fellows will host a forum on these city issues on Tuesday, Oct 26th, 6-7:45pm in Hagfors 150A.

Register for the event in Auggie Life

*We will also be going live on Instagram for for those who want to tune in virtually (@augsburglead)

Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please wear your masks.

Register Here

Tickets for Augsburg Theater Department’s Production of “White” are On Sale

submitted by stadlerl@augsburg.edu

Tickets for the Theater Department’s production of “White” by James Ijames, directed by Beliza Torres Narváez, are officially on sale!

Performances will be held on October 28th-30th at 7pm in the Foss Center!

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination and a photo ID in order to come to the performance. Along with this, all patrons must wear a mask inside all Augsburg buildings. Additionally, we will not be accepting late seating, so make sure to arrive at least 20 minutes before the performance.

Click the link attached to reserve your seat!

We hope to see you there!

https://www.augsburg.edu/theater/current-season/ticket-information/

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