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Students interested in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel the length of the Mississippi River as part of a full semester of courses should check out Augsburg’s River Semester program for Fall 2019. Students in the program will spend 100 days traveling from the Headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico, including paddling stretches of the river south from the Twin Cities, to St. Louis, Memphis, and New Orleans before returning to the Twin Cities in December. Courses offered include Environmental and River Politics, Environmental Science, Outdoor Leadership, and self-designed independent studies. Internships or other courses by special arrangement are also possible. The deadline for registration is Mar. 15th, and scholarships of up to $3,000 are available. Full information and details at http://www.augsburg.edu/river or by contacting the Augsburg Abroad office or Program Director Joe Underhill at email@example.com
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Register for the upcoming webinar, “Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders to Confront Racism,” taking place on Wednesday, March 6, at 3:00 p.m. (EST). Anyone on campus can register for free and watch from their own device.
“An increasing aversion to difference and the growing number of racial incidents have left colleges and universities with the challenge of how to affect change and to heal from the legacies and harms of racism. This webinar will discuss the efforts of the first ten Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers in addressing the historical and contemporary effects of racism to bring about transformative and sustainable change for our students, in our communities, and across our country.”
Wednesday, March 6th | Webinar, 2:00-3:00 pm, Online
Further Information: https://www.aacu.org/webinar/trht19
Register at: https://secure.aacu.org/iMIS/AACUR/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=WEB190306
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The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select few universities to participate in the program. Multiple Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.
The 2019 trip will take place on April 16th. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1446.
– U.S. Citizen
– Full-time student
– Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2020
– 3.0 GPA or higher
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Kaycee Rogers, faculty in the Department of Education, recently presented “Using Narratives to Develop Empathy and Cultural Competence in Pre-Service Teachers: Literature for Learning” at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. At that conference she also participated as a clinical practice fellow. Selected through a competitive application process, Kaycee Rogers serves as a member of this group of teacher educators who have a strong research interest in clinical practice.
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There are a variety of ways to incorporate experiential learning into a course. Join CTL and the Sabo Center as we hear faculty (Darcey Engen, Matt Maruggi, and Ben Stottrup) talk about their successes and challenges with different experiential learning strategies from field trips and guest speakers to semester-long projects–what worked, what didn’t, what surprised them, and more!
Thursday, February 28th | Innovative Experiential Education Strategies | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, Marshall Room
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Augsburg’s Interfaith Scholars, a group of students who are interested in exploring the religious diversity of the Augsburg student body, the wider Twin Cities community, and the United States through interreligious dialogue and action, are organizing a campus wide art project focused on the question: “What brings you light?” This is an ambiguous prompt, as our goal is to engage with folks from many different religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds and to showcase what is the “light” in our lives despite our different beliefs.
We ask the members of the Augsburg community to reflect on what brings them light, and to photograph if they are able. Perhaps it is a beloved pet, a significant other, a spice rack because you love cooking, a pocket bible, a special place you spend time in, etc. If it is not something you’re able to photograph, a selfie would be a great submission! Please send appropriate content, as these photos will be displayed at the “Interfaith Art Project Showcase” on April 4th in the Gundale Chapel, located in Hagfors from 5pm-8pm.
We are also asking for an audio clip with your photo submission. You can talk about what your light is or answer one of the following questions the Interfaith Scholars has compiled. Please send your photo submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may submit a text description or an audio recording between 30 seconds and 90 seconds long answering any of these questions:
– What brings you light?
– What brings you meaning?
– What brings you joy?
Please feel free to interpret the question in whatever way resonates with you. Be creative, be spontaneous, and be intentional. Please let us know if you have any questions on this art project or are unsure on how to complete the submission.
We look forward to seeing (and hearing!) from you.
Augsburg Interfaith Scholars