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Winter break study abroad: Youth culture and Political Activism in the UK – apply by October 1

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Spend winter break in both London and Edinburgh exploring the connections between youth culture, media, and social change, with a focus on Harry Potter and Brexit.

***APPLICATIONS DUE OCTOBER 1***

Course title: From Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth, Media, and Political Activism in the UK, 4-credits
Faculty Leader: Professor Adriane Brown
Travel Dates: December 29, 2019 to January 12, 2020
This program is limited to 15 students, accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A waitlist will be used as needed.

This 4-credit course is part of the spring 2020 enrollment. It can be taken as part of, or in addition to, your usual course load, and overload fees incurred by this study abroad program will be waived.

Program cost $4,675
includes: international airfare, all meals, all lodging, all program activities, all transportation in the UK. There is no additional tuition fee for full-time undergrad students.

Visit the program page for additional details, course information, and updates!

New hands-on drumming course

submitted by schmalen@augsburg.edu

NEW Augsburg course offering, Fall semester 2019: World Drumming and Culture, a 2-credit course will meet M/W from 9:20-10:30. Engage with performance traditions from various non-Western cultures, particularly those from sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora. Learn through hands-on experience playing drums, bells, and rattles, by singing songs, and through improvisation and listening drills. Study the cultural context associated with each musical style through reading assignments, examination of online videos, and class discussion. Enroll for course 392-B Topics – no prior musical experience necessary.

Sabo Center Learning Opportunities this Fall

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Join the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship this fall for a wealth of opportunities to learn and connect!

Upcoming events include an open house, “snapshot” brown bag lunches for faculty and staff, the Community Opportunity Fair, a Constitution Day dialogue, workshops, trainings, and more! Check out the blog post, linked below, for more information about all our upcoming events and like us on Facebook (facebook.com/sabocenter) for the latest updates.

Read more about upcoming opportunities to connect to the Sabo Center.

Looking for experiential education ideas? Turn to the Experiential Ed Library Guide

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Looking to incorporate experiential learning into your syllabus for this fall? Check out two great resources compiled by the Sabo Center that can help you shape a course or assignment related to experiential education.

The first is the Experiential Education website. This website offers an overview of experiential learning at Augsburg, the core elements of effective experiential education, and offers examples of different kinds of experiential learning strategies: inside.augsburg.edu/experientialed

The second is a comprehensive library guide, covering topics from theory to resources for course design, ideas for reflection activities, and more!
https://library.augsburg.edu/experientialed

New Class: Interested in the environment and food systems?

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

A new course has been added for this fall in the Environmental Studies Program and it’s all about food and its impact on the environment!! Register for ENV 100-A (Fall 2019).

The course satisfies the core curriculum requirement of Liberal Arts Foundation: Social & Behavioral Sciences and is 4 credits. We meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:40-5:20pm.

General Description: Environmental Connections is an interdisciplinary introduction to current issues regarding the natural environment upon which we all depend, an environment under increasing strain. It also serves as the introductory course for Augsburg’s Environmental Studies Program and as a Social and Behavioral Sciences course in the Liberal Arts Foundation. Throughout the semester we will explore food systems and our collective challenge of balancing a sustainable society with sustainable ecologies. We all need food to survive, but current processes of cultivation, production, distribution, and waste disposal significantly, and detrimentally, impact the natural world. How serious are these challenges? How will we respond? What can be and is being done now to minimize the further damage from these human activities?

Contact Monica McDaniel at mcdaniem@augsburg.edu for more details or with questions.

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 to your Spring break!
Course title: Palestinian Art of Resistance, 4-credits, fulfills Fine Arts requirement
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, course information, and updates!

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.

Visit the Model UN program page for more information

General Announcements

Thanks First Year Class & AugSem Leaders

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Thanks to the First Year Class, AugSem faculty and AugSem leaders for their great work with the community (over 1500 hours total) at the following community organizations:

Mixed Blood Theatre
West Bank Business Association
Cedar Cultural Center
Seward Montessori School
VOA High School
ANew Dimension Child Care Center
Brian Coyle community Center
The Sisterhood Boutique
Trinity Congregation
Quatrefoil Library
Matthew’s Park and Rec
Bethany Lutheran Church
Council on Islamic Relations
Interfaith Power and Light
Growing Lots
Hook and Ladder Theatre
Misssissippi River Watershed Management
National Park Service
Southside Family School
Migizi Communications
826 MSP
Waite House
Korean PEace Garden
Midtown Greenway Coalition
Seward Community Support Program
House of Balls Gallery
Celebrate Urban Birds

Thanks also to Professor Rebekah Dupont for all of her hard work and support to make this day a possible.

Graduate Credit for Attending the Human Rights Forum in October

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Leadership Studies Department is offering a fall term graduate course in conjunction with the Human Rights Forum. The course is ML 599 Navigating Local and Global Conflict taught by Lori Brandt Hale of the Religion Department. This course can count toward a Master of Arts in Leadership, the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies, or can be used as an elective in another graduate program (must be pre-approved by that dept.) Contact Dr. Hale (hale@augsburg.edu) or Alan Tuchtenhagen in Leadership Studies (tuchten@augsburg.edu) if you have questions.

The link to the Human Rights Forum itself is: https://www.augsburg.edu/humanrightsforum/

Important Announcement About Choral Placement Auditions

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg choral faculty will be hearing placement auditions for Cedar Singers, Riverside Singers, and the Augsburg Choir during the afternoons of September 4th, 5th, and 6th. All University students are eligible – and heartily welcomed – to audition. If you were in Augsburg Choir last year, you are accepted to continue in AC this year, and there is no need to take these auditions. Likewise, Riverside Singers intending to continue in that group are also exempt. But we want to hear you if you are:

 a First-Year student.
 a Transfer student.
 a previous member of Cedar Singers.
 a previous member of Riverside Singers seeking consideration for Augsburg Choir.
 a returning Augsburg student who has not previously been involved in our choirs.

Please take careful note of these audition procedures:

1. Sign up for your audition appointment in Anderson Music Hall. Between the band and choir rooms, M2 and M3, you will find a bulletin board where the sign-up sheets will be posted. Auditions will be heard as follows: 9/4, 3:00-6:00; 9/5, 3:00-6:00; 9/6, 2:00-6:00.

2. Arrive outside the choir room (M3) at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment to access and complete the intake sheet and music-literacy assessment. (Never fear: we will use this assessment to inform our work with you, not to exclude you from participation.)

3. There is no need to prepare any song performance for this audition.

4. Results will be posted by Saturday at 5:00 pm on the same bulletin board where you found the sign-up sheets.

5. If you have questions, please contact the Music Office at musicdept@augsburg.edu or (612) 330-1265.

Nota bene: If you are a first year or new transfer student music major, you will be required to choose a Thursday audition appointment.

We look forward to hearing you!

Kristina G. Boerger, DMA
Schwartz Professor of Choral Leadership
Director of Augsburg Choir

Allyss Haecker, DMA
Director, Riverside Singers

Ryan LaBoy, MM
Director, Cedar Singers

New Inside Augsburg Calendar Has Launched

submitted by grewe@augsburg.edu

On Monday, August 26, Augsburg launched a brand-new unified calendar (inside.augsburg.edu/calendar). This new calendar allows the University to integrate a number of already-existing institutional Google Calendars and display them on the same platform. Students, staff, and faculty will also be able to submit events manually to the calendar. This calendar will replace the previous calendar on the Inside Augsburg homepage.

This new calendar is the result of advocacy from Day Student Government to streamline events and announcements at the University. During fall semester 2018, a number of meetings were held with key event planners and calendar managers around campus to identity challenges to the current calendar system and how to move forward. Based on those discussions, a team was created in the spring to move forward with the creation of a unified calendar system. This team consisted of:

Michael Grewe, Campus Life (Chair)
Sarah Cash-Darvell, University Events
Jami Kadolph, University Events
Scott Krajewski, Information Technology
Stephen Jendraszak, Marketing
Gita Sitaramiah, Public Relations and Internal Communications

The Augsburg University Calendar Policy can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cF1lOy49sS54CZ26kcx27Wy0-OH9ZJsL4IU6TjIlT1c/edit?usp=sharing

Questions about this new calendar can be directed to universitycalendar-mgmt@augsburg.edu.

Campus Cupboard Looking for Donations

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Hey all,

Campus Cupboard is looking for some donations to help stock the cupboard shelves. We are currently looking for:

– Pasta
– Soup
– Dinner box mixes (hamburger helper, etc)
– Snack type item / crackers
– Rice / grains

Any donations you have are greatly appreciated and can be dropped of in the donation bin located next to Einstein’s cafe or directly to the cupboard during open hours:

Tuesday: 11-4
Wednesday: 11-4
Friday: 2-4

For larger donations or if these times don’t work for you feel free to email me: keenern@augsburg.edu and we can set up a meeting time that works for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this message and keeping us in mind in the future. We always appreciate your help in keeping the campus kitchen up and running

Campus Cupboard Homepage

Student Share Shop Opening this Fall–Looking for donations

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Hey all,

Augsburg’s Environmental Stewardship Committee and Campus Cupboard are proud to announce a new student resource on campus: the student Share Shop. We are working towards opening this space in the sublevel of the old science building by Fall, 2019. To help us get started we are asking you—students, staff, and faculty at Augsburg—for some helpful donations.
Based off of a recent survey, here are some of the things we are looking for for the share shop:

– Household / dorm Repair (Spackle, Tool kits, poster putty)
– Recreational gear (sports equipment, out door games, hammocks, etc.)
– Office materials (calculators, sharpeners, staplers)
– First aid kits
– Twin XL sheets (new or washed)
– Weather related items (umbrellas, shovels, extra hats/scarves/mittens)
– Sewing/glasses repair kits
– Hot pots or rice cookers
– Cooking (Microwave, pots and pans, utensils, coffee makers)
– Board games, DVDs

Any donations are greatly appreciated and welcome, but please don’t feel obligated to donate. Donations can be brought to the Sabo Center located in the basement of Anderson Hall and placed in the designated bins. We appreciate your time and consideration thank you in advance.

For more informations please feel free to email me: Keenern@augsburg.edu

Produce Distribution Resumes Mon Sept. 9

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Happy to say that Campus Kitchen will resume produce distribution next Monday September 9th from 2:00pm-4:00pm in Christiansen lobby. We will be implementing new rules this semester to insure that everyone has an opportunity to get produce. The first hour (2-3) will be reserved for students and the following hour will be open for everyone. Please bring your own bag if you are able. Thank you for your continued support.

Campus Cupboard Homepage

Auggie Pass now available for day students

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Over 1100 Augsburg day students have picked up their Auggie Pass!

The Auggie Pass is an all-you-can-ride pass for Augsburg day students. Supported by the green fee, Metro Transit and Augsburg, the Auggie Pass is good on any bus, any time, and any light rail, any time, as well as the NorthStar line to Anoka.

Students can get their Auggie Pass at the Library Circulation Desk – please bring Augsburg ID.

The passes are good August 1, 2019 through May 30, 2020.

For students who use Metro Mobility, please email Mike Fetting, fettingm@augsburg.edu. The Auggie Pass does not work on Metro Mobility, so we have Go To cards with pre-loaded $180 value – and will add more value as needed.

Event Announcements

Free Registration: Human Rights Forum

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Now is the time to secure your FREE registration to the The Human Rights Forum!

Yes, attendance is free for Augsburg students, faculty and staff (via your @augsburg.edu account), but registration is required. Follow the link below to register.

Close to 20 impressive young and diverse human rights activists—international guests as well as national and local leaders—will educate us as we explore innovative ways to take action in our ongoing pursuit of human rights issues both globally and domestically. Plenaries, hands-on workshops, networking, and breakout sessions will be included at this event taking place on October 28—29, 2019.

For additional information, please visit our websites: https://www.augsburg.edu/humanrightsforum/

Contact us (extension 1378) if you are interested in brainstorming ideas for your own involvement whether you are a student, staff or faculty. We look forward to hearing from you.

Free Registration

Interfaith Ally Training

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Campus Ministry is offering three Interfaith Ally training opportunities to staff and faculty this fall on the following dates:

Tuesday, September 24 at 12:00 – 2:00 pm Riverside Room
Wednesday, October 16 at 12:30 – 2:30 pm Riverside Room
Tuesday, November 19 at 12:00 -2:00 pm OGC 100

This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to learn about a wide range of faiths and ethical traditions including Native Spirituality, Judaism, Islam, Hybrid, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism and Atheism. Participants will hear the stories of community members from a variety of traditions and have the opportunity to learn through case studies.

For more information about this workshop, contact Fardosa Hassan at hassanf@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOuVRlwSjqAZX_LhQ8u6jNgj9n-0HyIyrvpno5waCPgJRJTw/viewform

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TODAY: Celebration and Send-Off for Rachel Svanoe Moynihan

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Come join the Sabo Center as we celebrate our dear colleague Rachel Svanoe Moynihan, who is departing Augsburg for an exciting new opportunity at HECUA. Rachel’s work and person has made innumerable impacts on the Augsburg community, from the establishment and stewardship of the Cedar Commons space to LEAD Fellows, interfaith work, organizing in Cedar-Riverside around youth leadership, arts and social change work, cultivating key community partnerships, and SO much more. We are thrilled for Rachel as she embarks on this new adventure, but we will sorely miss her keen questions, compassionate presence, generous listening ear, spunk, creativity, and all-around excellence.

Come for delicious treats, good conversation, and to say goodbye and good luck to Rachel TODAY, Wednesday, September 4, from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Sabo Center (LL Anderson Residence Hall).

Annual Adjunct Get-Together

submitted by mebust@augsburg.edu

Correction: The great Annual Augsburg Adjunct Get Together is on September 10 at 4:15-6:15 pm in the Christensen Center’s Augsburg Room. This event is hosted by the Augsburg Adjunct union, SEIU Local 284, and is a great opportunity for Augsburg adjuncts to get together with old friends and maybe make some new friends. This will be your chance mix and mingle (no formal meeting) to reconnect with friends, get to know your union stewards, ask questions about your union contract, and start talking/planning for our next set of contract negotiations. We will be serving appetizers and refreshments and will have copies of the union contract and union member information, and great conversations. We would appreciate it if you would please RSVP to mattl@local284.com (SEIU Local 284 Staff assigned to Augsburg) so we have an idea on how to order appetizers.

Once again, the important information:
What: Annual Adjunct Get Together

When: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm

Where: Christensen Center, Augsburg Room (2nd Floor)

Study Abroad & Away Fair – Friday, Sept 13

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Come learn about the off-campus study programs available to Auggies!
Programs are available around the world as well as the USA, and range in length from 8 days to a whole year. There is something to fit every student!

Browse the options, grab some program brochures, ask questions, and discover global opportunities that are perfect for you! Don’t forget to enter the prize drawing, too!

Join us:

Friday, September 13, 10:00 – 2:00, Christensen Center

Learn More about Study Abroad & Away

Theatre Welcome Back Meeting

submitted by lewisgg@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Theatre Department is thrilled to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year and our new theatre season! Any students interested in the opportunities we have to offer are invited to our annual Welcome Back Meeting.

We will introduce our season and directors and find out about activities in the shops. You’ll meet new theater friends and enjoy some free snacks!

Welcome Back Meeting
Thursday, September 5th, 3:45 – 4:45 pm
Tjornholm- Nelson Theater

We look forward to seeing you!

Any questions can be sent to theatre@augsburg.edu

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Seeking subleaser

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

I’m a recent Augsburg grad looking to sublease the other room in my house! The sublease would ideally start in October/November, but there’s some flexibility if you’re looking for a place starting next semester. Located in the Whittier neighborhood off of Nicollet, there’s a reserved parking spot as well as easy access to public transit (just a 15 minute bus ride from campus). $550 a month plus electricity and wifi (typically ~$35/mo). If interested please email me at kochavej@augsburg.edu, I can share logistical details/pictures and we can talk more.

Student Job: Marketing and Administrative Assistant, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion

submitted by monsonaa@augsburg.edu

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion (www.forumworkplaceinclusion.org) at Augsburg University is seeking a student marketing assistant for 20 hours per week during the 2019-2020 academic year.

The candidate will support The Forum’s marketing and logistics for an annual 3-day conference, quarterly breakfast events, and monthly webinars/podcasts.

For details, and to apply, visit: https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=113493.

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion