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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.
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 15
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Join us in Hoversten chapel today at 10:40 am to hear Darrell Gillespie, Dean of K-5 students at Hope Academy, preach. We will have a pop-up choir singing. Feel free to join the choir today!
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Augsburg University is again participating in the annual Give to the Max Day on Thursday, November 15th. Last year, 40+ projects raised $220,000 in funding thanks to donations made during Give to the Max.
If your academic department, athletic team, or student organization has a cause that needs funding, Give to the Max is an excellent way to raise support. Over the last five years Augsburg has raised $1.5 million.
For more information about Give to the Max Day, or to join Augsburg’s campaign, please contact Chris Bogen ’09, email@example.com.
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Elections are coming around the corner. Before you go and cast your vote, why not see a documentary about five different families as they prepared to vote in the 2016 election? Each vote tells a story, and this documentary shows the challenges that some people faced or how others helped their community before and during Election Day.
The screening will be on October 23rd at 6 pm. The event will be in the John Roach Center – Room 126 on St. Thomas’s campus.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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October is here! The leaves are changing and Halloween is coming up soon. Although Halloween isn’t a Jewish holiday, there are a fair share of ghouls and superstitions in Jewish folklore. Join us for a discussion and cookie decorating!
This will be taking place in OGC 100 on Wednesday, October 24 from 1:30-2:30
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It’s going to be a beautiful day! Take a break and enjoy some outside time and exercise in the community garden. We need to dig up and loosen the soil in all 30 of our in-ground beds, and we’re hoping to make more progress before the snow flies.
Great way to use your community service hours! Join us at any time and stay for however long you can.
Sign up here so we have enough shovels
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Join us for another Democracy Augsburg Teach-In sponsored by the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship TODAY, October 19th! Professor Andy Aoki of Political Science will lead a discussion of the November 6th Midterm Elections and the potential consequences of it. We’ll also be discussing presidential-congressional relations, the Supreme Court, and other public policy issues.
Democracy Augsburg is a series of teach-ins, workshops, and events that focuses on the midterm elections in 2018 and other ways we can engage civically and influence our democracy.
All of these and other events are listed on the Sabo Center Events Calendar.
WHEN: Friday, October 19th 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Oren Gateway Center 100
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Sponsored by the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, we welcome you to join us for one of two upcoming One-to-One Relational Meetings Workshops. One-to-one conversations are about creating a public relationship with someone so that participants can share interests and stories to help understand one another’s motivations and desire to make change. These conversations can lead to collaborative projects in relation to the change you’re attempting to make. One-to-one meetings are an essential skill in community organizing!
Join us to learn more about one-to-one relationship building for organizing and public work, and practice having a one-to-one conversations with other participants!
Date: Wednesday, October 24th AND Thursday, October 25th
Time: Wednesday- 3:10-5:10pm. Thursday- 3:40-5:40pm.
Location: Wednesday- OGC 100. Thursday- Marshall Room, Christensen Center
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Augsburg Native American Film Series Presents : Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian
“Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian” is “a deeply personal family film that follows Kate Beane, an urban, Dakota scholar, and her family as they trace the remarkable life of their celebrated relative, Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman), an important author, activist, lecturer and one of the first Native American doctors. Along the way, Beane uncovers uncanny parallels between their lives, through they were born more than 100 years apart” (Vision Maker Media).
Please join Kate Beane and executive producer Syd Beane for an evening of conversation about this remarkable film and their family heritage.
Location and Time
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows
This event is free to the public
Augsburg Native American Film Series
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You are invited to a very special evening of Cuban music and dance with the amazing Charanga Tropical band on Saturday, October 20th, 7:00pm, Foss Center. Augsburg students FREE with I.D.
The evening will also feature a special address by Miguel Fraga, First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by: MN Cuba Committee, Augsburg Spanish Department, National Network on Cuba and Witness for Peace.