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URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

submitted by kipperj@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 23rd.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at shafer@augsburg.edu or x1447.

URGO Conference Travel Grants Available for Student Researchers

submitted by kipperj@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 23rd.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at shafer@augsburg.edu or x1447.

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

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Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Selected participants spend the summer at one of five participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2020 and August 2021. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a $1,000 stipend. Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446 and reference your interest in PPIA before October 6th to set up a meeting to learn more

Off-Campus Course Proposals Due November 1

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

Any course with an overnight off-campus (domestic or international) component, must be approved through Academic Affairs (AAC, GAAC, CGEE) prior to offering the course.

Off-campus course proposals are now being accepted for academic year 2020-2021 (Fall 2020-Summer 2021). Proposals are due November 1st.

Learn more about the process before starting an proposal.

http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=OffCampusCourseProposal
http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=ProposalResources

Please contact Leah Spinosa de Vega (devega@augsburg.edu) with questions. Or schedule a meeting on Leah’s calendar to discuss ideas or review draft proposals.

Begin a Proposal for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Next EDTalk with Dan Ibarra & Lyz Wendland

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Mark your calendars for the October EDTalk with Dan Ibarra & Lyz Wendland.

Celebrating Your Creativity Scars: Engaging Art for Holistic Student Engagement. In this session, professors Wendland and Ibarra from Art & Design will talk about engaging creativity in the pedagogical practice. This session will serve as a starting point for a longer upcoming workshop.

EDTalks take place in Hagfors 151 just prior to the monthly Faculty Meetings. Check the CTL website regularly for updates and other scheduled events.

Wednesday, October 16 | EDTalk with Dan Ibarra & Lyz Wendland | 3:20 pm- 3:35 pm, HC 151

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RSVP to Attend Talk from CTL Scholarship Award Winner, Vivian Feng

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, October 2 | Speaking of Scholarship with Dr. Z. Vivian Feng – 2019 CTL Scholarship Award Winner | 3:10 pm – 4:20 pm, Hagfors 150 A (Treats will be provided.)

“Life at the Nano-bio interface — an Analytical Chemist’s journey towards an environmentally sustainable future”

RSVP for Speaking of Scholarship with Dr. Z. Vivian Feng

General Announcements

All Hands Meeting: Thursday

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

The Fall 2019 All Hands Meeting is Thursday, Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Hoversten Chapel. Join the meeting to learn more about fall 2019 enrollment results, campus updates, and investments to drive enrollment growth. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.

Access to connect to the meeting from off-site locations will be available. For the livestream link, go to the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg (log in required).

All Hands page

Campus Kitchen: Produce every Monday

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Campus Kitchen will continue produce distribution every Monday this semester from 2:00pm-4:00pm in Christiansen lobby. We will be implementing a new rule this semester to insure that everyone has an opportunity to get produce. The first hour (2-3pm) 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.

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Student Share Shop Opening this Fall–Looking for donations

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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

Campus Cupboard moving to Old Science building, 8A

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submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

The Campus Cupboard (student food shelf) is moving to the Old Science building, room 8A!

It will be co-locating with the ShareShop, a new space on campus for students to share items/ resources (like cooking equipment, camping gear, etc.)

Open Hours: Fall 2019 Cupboard Hours will be posted ASAP on the Campus Cupboard website. The Cupboard will re-open at the end of September. If you need to access the Cupboard before it officially opens, feel free to email Natalie Jacobson or Nick Keener.

Free produce: Campus Kitchen distributes free, local produce to the Augsburg community on Mondays from 2-4pm in the Christensen Lobby. The first hour of produce distributions is for Augsburg students, the second hour is for anyone in the Augsburg community.

Campus Cupboard Homepage

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

submitted by stoddard@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***

From Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth, Media, and Political Activism in the UK, 4-credits
Course option: WST 220 – fulfills Humanities and Augsburg Experience

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!

Auggie Doggie Days – TODAY

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Need a little stress relief? Want to get a good start to your week? Stop by the Center for Wellness & Counseling (CWC) office every Monday from 10:30 – 11:30 am to mingle and sit with our four legged furry friends from Paws for Learning. All are welcome so stop by the CWC office located on the first floor of the Anderson Residence Hall. Questions call the CWC office 612-330-1707.

Student Photographer Needed

submitted by coopers2@augsburg.edu

Are you a student photographer looking to expand your portfolio? Would you like the possibility to have some of your work used in University publications? Do you love capturing people having a good time? The Alumni Office is looking for a student photographer to capture Taste of Augsburg this coming Saturday. We would need you between 11am-1pm. Reach out to Scott Cooper at coopers2@augsburg.edu if interested. If possible, add a shot or two of your work for a reference!

Interested in being a STEM Mentor?

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Interested in being a STEM Mentor?

If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is a student-led mentoring program that focuses on providing support to First-years and Sophomores as they navigate their academic and professional careers in STEM.

Mentors in STEM Peer Mentoring can play a pivotal role in establishing the success of beginning STEM students. If you’re a Junior or Senior in a STEM major, enjoy being a leader and/or have lots of advice & resources to share — this is for you!! (Transfer students are also welcome!)

Augsburg’s STEM majors include:
-Biology
-Bio-psychology
-Chemistry
-Computer Science
-Environmental Studies
-Mathematics
-Physics

Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (see link below!).

Generally, students are asked to commit about 3-4 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentee and attend occasional group meetings.

Please apply! Complete the application below by Friday, 9/27. Any questions can be sent to stempeer@augsburg.edu.

Application Here

LSAMP NSS Funding Opportunities for Underrepresented Students in STEM

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Are you an underrepresented student pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? If so, you might be eligible to participate in LSAMP North Star STEM (NSS). Augsburg’s LSAMP NSS program is designed to help STEM students succeed through peer mentoring, workshops, research opportunities, industry visits, and conference travel. LSAMP NSS funding opportunities include:

– Professional development stipends (up to $500) for participation in LSAMP NSS programming
– Travel funding for professional STEM conferences (including airfare and lodging)
– Academic year or summer research funding (contingent on mentor match)

STEM majors at Augsburg: biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics

LSAMP NSS eligibility:
– Full-time student pursuing a STEM major.
– US citizen or permanent resident.
– Underrepresented in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This includes being Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the NSF to support underrepresented students pursuing a STEM degree. Minnesota’s LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance and includes 17 colleges, universities and community organizations.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us at stem@augsburg.edu or complete the following application: https://northstarstem.org/augsburg/apply.

Please note that funding through NSF requires citizenship or permanent residence, but all students are welcome to participate in NSS programming.

Event Announcements

Volunteers for Taste of Augsburg

submitted by hangb@augsburg.edu

The Environmental Stewardship intern team is helping with Taste of Augsburg by sorting waste at the event! All catering supplies are compostable, but many event attendees can get confused by the options for disposing waste. We’ll come ready with knowledge and cool stickers to encourage learning and increased contributions to our campus-wide sustainability goals! We are looking for more volunteers to help us.

Taste of Augsburg is on September 28th from 11 AM – 1:30 PM at Murphy Square Park. Taste of Augsburg features tasty treats by Augsburg Student Organizations. All sales on tickets are final and all funds go directly to the host organization/student group.

If you are interested please sign up by selecting a shift(s) you are available Any questions or concern, please contact Blongsha Hang, EAC Graduate Fellow, at hangb@augsburg.edu.

Fill out this Google form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfACgfJIrYxKKDIDnWWK1cttQJ9LDmBWxKgXX7zoxwtxxFkgg/viewform

LSAMP North Star STEM Kickoff

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
UMN – McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis

Join students and faculty in the North Star STEM Alliance at our annual Kick-Off. This social event will highlight Alliance opportunities and the importance of a diverse science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce.

Keynote by Tesha R. Alston, 3M Senior Quality Engineer, Biopharmaceutical Purification Business Separation and Purification Sciences Division.

6:00-6:30pm Registration

6:00-7:15pm Networking, Refreshments, Resource Fair and Research Poster Session

7:15-7:45pm Kick-Off Program

About North Star STEM (see www.northstarstem.org):

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation which is intended to double the number of African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native and Pacific Islander students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a five-year period.

In Minnesota, the LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance, which is a partnership of seventeen higher education institutions. The academic institutions represent the breadth of higher education institutions in Minnesota, and include both public and private colleges and universities, as well as technical colleges, and two tribal colleges.

Planning to attend? RSVP to stem@augsburg.edu and we’ll share details about heading over to the UMN as a group Tuesday evening.

Feel free to come when you can and stay as long as you are able. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu.

Final Friday at the Hagfors Greenhouse

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

Want to know what we’ve got growing on? The Biology Department Plant Growth Facilities are opening the doors of the Hagfors Greenhouse to the Augsburg community on the last Friday of every month for Final Friday Flower Hour. Greenhouse staff will be available to showcase our plant collections and research projects. Come see our collections of crop wild relatives and species from the Horn of Africa, and marvel at our new living wall.

The next Final Friday is September 27, from noon to 2PM. The Greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

Questions? Please contact the Hagfors Greenhouse Curator, Dr. Leon van Eck (vaneck@augsburg.edu).

Upcoming Career & Internship Events

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

71% of employers are hiring now for 2020 interns and employees. That is why Augsburg Works is launching this semester to help students understand recruiting timelines for 2020 jobs and internships as well as connect them to the career readiness programs they will need to be successful candidates.

Any student looking for an internship or employment in spring or summer of 2020 should be actively searching for opportunities and applying now. There are a number of opportunities this fall to help students be competitive in the job application process. Look for posters around campus and on Handshake for a full list of programs.

Two events coming up soon are:

Resume Round-Ups Sept 26 (3 pm- 7 pm): Have your resume reviewed by industry professionals during a 20 minute appointment. There are a number of appointment slots available, be sure to register through Handshake.

Career and Internship Fair Oct 1 (3-5 pm): Over 38 employers from a variety of sectors and industries will be on campus to recruit students. Register on Handshake.

Students can find more information and register on Handshake

Handshake

Spring break study abroad in Guatemala – apply by November 1

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Take a spring semester course that includes 10 days of travel to Guatemala on Spring break!

Human Rights Voices in post-conflict Guatemala, 4-credits

Course options: CCS/SPA 495, or POL 459

Faculty Leader: Professor Joseph Towle

Travel Dates: March 14-22, 2020 (spring break)

Course Description:
Many U.S. citizens know little of Guatemala and the struggles its people face although it is a nation that continuously finds its fortunes bound to the interests and intent of the United States.

This course invites you to hear Guatemalan people’s views of their country, to explore past and present US involvement, and learn from those who lived through and survived the civil war spanning four decades (1960-1996), as well as a new generation of writers and artists–all who creatively and peacefully counteract the culture of fear through art and literature.
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.

***APPLICATIONS DUE NOVEMBER 1***

Program cost $3,825
includes: international airfare, all meals, all lodging, all program activities and in-country transportation. There is no additional tuition fee for full-time undergrad students.

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 stoddard@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

Palestinian Art of Resistance spring break study abroad – apply by November 1

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Take a spring semester course that includes 10 days of travel to your Spring break!

Palestinian Art of Resistance, 4-credits, fulfills Fine Arts requirement and Augsburg Experience
Course options: ART 211 or THR 295

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!

Fall Blood Donors Need 10/2/19

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

The Center for Wellness & Counseling (CWC) welcomes Memorial Blood Centers for its annual Fall Blood drive on Wednesday 10/2/19 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm in the East Commons (upstairs Christensen Center). Please consider scheduling a blood donation that day. You can schedule an online appointment at www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 0027. Or you can call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to schedule an appointment time as well. Please help save lives and donate blood on October 2nd!

http://www.mbc.org/searchdrives

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Tomorrow: Bring your lunch to the Sabo “Snapshot”

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Faculty and staff:

Curious about what the Sabo Center does and how you might connect your course, department, or program to our work? Missed Monday’s “Sabo Snapshot”? Join us for a second opportunity to learn about the Sabo Center!

*Tuesday, September 24, from 11:30a-12:30p in the Riverside Room*

Bring a lunch and listen while we present a “snapshot” of our work. Come learn about resources for experiential education, civic skills workshops, Campus Kitchen, LEAD Fellows, Public Achievement, and more!

Bring your lunch! We hope to see you there.

Sabo Snapshot #2