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Request a Study Abroad/Away Class Visit Today

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

As part of the University’s increased internationalization efforts, the Center for Global Education & Experience staff are visiting classes across campus to spread the word to your students about the many study, internship and research options available to them both abroad and off-campus around the US.

Can you spare 5-10 minutes in your class(es) in Fall semester for a message about study abroad/away programs? If so, please request a visit to your class online!

We can customize our message based on your course content, and on your majors’ needs and interests. We can address questions about scholarships, various length programs (some are better for WEC/AU students, STEM, Honors, athletes, etc) and other issues you might identify. And as always, we are happy to provide content to AugSem’s with a full class period on the topic of study abroad/away.

Teaching & Learning

URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

submitted by kundell@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 10th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Kirsten O’Brien at obrienk@augsburg.edu or x1446.

URGO Conference Travel Grants Available for Student Researchers

submitted by kundell@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 10th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Kirsten O’Brien at obrienk@augsburg.edu or x1446.

Proposed University Course Survey form FAQ

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

In anticipation of the October 10th vote on the adoption of a new University Course Survey form (previously known as Course Evaluations) the working group has created a frequently asked questions document, linked at the bottom of this posting. The questions come from faculty conversations and the answers come from the working group.

UCS FAQ

EDTalk with Professor Muñoz

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Join us for our first EDTalk! Just prior to Wednesday’s faculty meeting, Professor Joaquin Muñoz will speak for 15 minutes on “Radical Kinship and Education: The Art of Connection”.

Come ready to be inspired. Grab a coffee and meet us in Hagfors 151 from 3:20-3:35.

For more information about the pre-faculty meeting EDTalks and other CTL events, please visit our website.

CTL

General Announcements

Open Ice Time

submitted by diercks@augsburg.edu

Due to current construction in the Augsburg ice arena, open ice time is available for all students at the Highland Arena (800 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116) from 4:20 to 5:20 p.m. The week of October 1st, the facility is reserved Monday and Wednesday for women’s open hockey, while Tuesday and Thursday will be for men’s open hockey. Until the completion of Augsburg Rink A, the M/W and T/Th schedule will alternate weekly between men’s open hockey and women’s open hockey. All students are welcome to participate and will need to provide their own gear (skates, helmet, pads, etc.).

Kelton Holsen earns place in undergraduate anthology

submitted by bensongg@augsburg.edu

Junior Kelton Holsen has been accepted into plain china, an anthology of undergraduate creative writing run through Virginia Commonwealth University. The piece selected to be featured (“Died 2016”) comes from the 2018 edition of Murphy Square, Augsburg’s own literary and visual arts magazine. Congratulations, Kelton!

The Condor and the Eagle: From Standing Rock With Love

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

Homecoming week Monday Night Event, Oct. 8
Please join us for the international opening of The Eagle and The Condor–From Standing Rock with Love. Our evening event will include a virtual introduction from the filmmaker (Kahstosera’a Paulette Moore), broadcast globally to supporters like the Augsburg Native American Film Series, and stories from our students and community members who participated in the fight against DAPL. We look forward to hearing your stories of Standing Rock as part of our conversation after the film. Bring your smart phones to participate in Facebook live conversations with the filmmaker and other participating groups around the world!

The film is based around prophecy of the Eagle and Condor that originates with nations from the South and features ceremony held at the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) site on Indigenous People’s Day, October 10th, 2016. The ancient prophecy predicted the epic Standing Rock water protection actions – and continues to challenge all to identify and unite our gifts and power.

Location and Time
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:00-6:25
Virtual Introductions and Screening begins at 6:30
Discussion with Standing Rock participants follows
This event is free to the public

Augsburg Native American Film Series

Event Announcements

Take your Keystone or Religion II in Guatemala on Spring Break

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Travel to Guatemala. Earn Credit!

Join the program Faith, Vocation, and Social Change on spring break and travel to Guatemala! Explore the concept of vocation in the context of poverty and political oppression, examining the ways in which Christian theology has been and continues to be used, both to justify oppression and injustice, as well as to support social justice movements and offer hope for a peaceful and just social order.

This program will meet a few times in spring semester, but much of the coursework will take place during your travel on spring break.

Course options: RLN 409 – fulfills Search for Meaning II, or RLN 480 – fulfills Keystone for some majors

Program Fee: $3,200 This all-inclusive program fee covers: round-trip international airfare, , all lodging, all meals, and all program activities and on-site transportation. There is no additional tuition charge for full-time day students. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Apply by November 1

More Program Info and Application

Compete for Great Prizes in the Adventurous Auggie Fun Run 10.13.18

submitted by burton@augsburg.edu

Are you a fan of the Tough Mudder, Amazing Race or Warrior Dash? Maybe it’s time for you to be an Adventurous Auggie! The family-friendly Adventurous Auggie Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 13 during Homecoming will take you all over campus, completing trivia, overcoming obstacles and working as a team to cross the finish line.

The registration fee is $5, but upon completion of the race you will receive $5 in Taste of Augsburg tickets.

PRIZES:

We have confirmed gift certificates to our favorite local restaurants including: Pizza Luce, Jimmy John’s, Jambo Kitchen, Aviand’s, Campus Cafe, Dilla’s & Keefer Court Bakery.

Click here to register today!

Homecoming Spirit with Cider and Canvas

submitted by daol@augsburg.edu

If you enjoy painting and drinking apple cider, (at the same time), then this is the event for you! Attend with a group friends and leave with a masterpiece of your own!

This event will last from 6:00-8:00pm at the Foss Center Atrium.

The Spots are limited, sign-up at : https://goo.gl/forms/VEf4AsGIlkv7gb2u1!

Sign up for Cider & Canvas!

Demystifying Social Security Information Sessions

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

Back by popular demand! Rhonda Whiteneck, of the Social Security Administration, will present a comprehensive look at Social Security benefits and the role they play in retirement. The presentation will include a look at how your age at retirement affects your benefits, who else is eligible to receive a benefit, and how you enroll. In addition, Rhonda will discuss Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, touching on penalties, creditable drug coverage and how Medicare affects HSA participants.

Not sure if you should attend? Are you planning to retire – soon or sometime in the future? Do you have parents, friends, etc. who will be retiring and could use a few pointers? Are you unsure how your and your spouse’s Medicare benefits coordinate? Do you have an HSA and wonder what will happen to it when you reach Medicare eligibility age? If you answered yes to any of these, this seminar is for you!​

When: October 25 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm and October 30 from 9:30 – 10:30 am
Where: OGC 100

Questions? Contact hr@augsburg.edu

Keeping Track of Auggies

Share your Study Abroad/Away Story

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

How was your experience on a Study Abroad or Away Program? Would you like to share your experience and maybe a few photos with your fellow Auggies? Auggies go on programs all over the world on short and long programs–share your story, give advice, or simply give us some feedback on how your program went.

Share your study abroad story here!

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