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Faculty: Your every move is being closely monitored

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…by the University Course Survey!

The survey used to gather feedback on student course experiences was redesigned and adopted in the Fall of 2018. To learn more about the strengths of the newly revised form, and areas where it could be improved, we ask faculty to complete this short questionnaire and reflect on the utility of the feedback that they have obtained using this new instrument. Please let us know your thoughts by completing the linked survey below!

https://forms.gle/xdeZqPDXposdxB2A9

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

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

PPIA Eligibility and Benefits

RSVP Now to Hear Talk from CTL Scholarship Award Winner, Dr. Z. Vivian Feng

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In one week, Dr. Feng will present, “Life at the Nano-bio interface — an Analytical Chemist’s journey towards an environmentally sustainable future”. Treats will be provided.

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

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

October EDTalk with Dan Ibarra & Lyz Wendland

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Mark your calendars now for:
“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 run for 15 minutes just prior to the monthly Faculty Meetings. For more on this and other programming, make sure to visit the CTL website regularly.

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

Center for Teaching and Learning

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

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Take a spring semester course that includes 10 days of travel for 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!

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

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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!

Model UN in New York City – study away on spring break

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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

Off-Campus Course Proposals Due November 1

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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

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.

Study a language abroad for free next summer with CLS

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from. Alumni of the program also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status when applying for federal government jobs.
The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning, a strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Most programs do not require experience studying the selected language. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

To learn more about the program, go to https://clscholarship.org/ . The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact urgo@augsburg.edu (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 25th

General Announcements

Last Chance to Register: Career & Internship Fair

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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

Register on Handshake

Interested in being a STEM Mentor? Application due this Friday

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 AT 11:59PM. Any questions can be sent to stempeer@augsburg.edu.

Application Here

Interested in being a Biology Mentor? Application due this Friday

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Interested in being a BIO 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 mckinnes@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.

Learn More About the Augsburg Greenhouse from Dr. Leon van Eck

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Read more about the Hagfors Greenhouse from the Curator, himself. Dr. van Eck is gearing up for his first “Final Friday Flower Hour”, and he has provided a brief introduction to the Greenhouse, as well as details about the Open Houses, in the Blog Post linked below.

THE AUGSBURG UNIVERSITY GREENHOUSE: FINAL FRIDAY FLOWER HOUR

All Hands Meeting: Tomorrow

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

The Fall 2019 All Hands Meeting is tomorrow 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

Auggie Pass Available for Day Students

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Over 1400 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.

Internal Only Job Posting – Student Success Program Manager and Academic Advisor

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Academic Advising has an open position for a Student Success Program Manager and Academic Advisor. This position is full-time and benefits-eligible. This position will be posted internally and will close at 4:30 on Friday, September 27th.

The posting and job details can be accessed through Inside Augsburg under On-Campus Student Jobs. Select “Staff” under the “Industry/Function” box to access the posting.

Flu Shot Clinic – Save the Date

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

The Center for Wellness and Counseling will host the MN Visiting Nurse Association for two flu shot clinics. The first clinic will be Monday 10/7 from 10:30 – 1:00 pm in the CWC office located on the first floor of the Anderson Residence Hall. Most insurances accepted or cash or checks — no credit or debit cards. Please bring a photo ID and your insurance card. Questions, call the CWC office at 612-330-1707. The 2nd clinic will be Thursday 10/31 from 11 – 12:30 pm also in the CWC office.

Event Announcements

Volunteers for Taste of Augsburg

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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

AASHE conference in Spokane, WA. Registration open until 9/26

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The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE’s) annual conference will have the theme of “Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy” (More info at: https://www.aashe.org/conference/)

The conference will go from October 27th – October 30th
– Full schedule can be found on: https://www.aashe.org/conference/program/full-schedule/

“With a theme of Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy, AASHE 2019 is tackling the root cause for the continued rise in carbon emissions: our dysfunctional economic system.”

This event is FREE for Augsburg students, faculty, and staff. All you need to do is register here and submit a short report of what you learn and how you plan to incorporate that learning into what you do back on campus. A form for reporting will be sent to you before the conference.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: 9/26

form to register: https://forms.gle/jBZmu7fVxWAgUBN59

Form to register:

Talent Show Auditions

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Music-Theatre Club invites everyone to audition for our upcoming talent show! Looking for singers, dancers, actors, and everybody in between.

This is a LOW COMMITMENT talent show with NO REHEARSALS! We only ask for acts to be available on the evenings of November 1st and 2nd.

Auditions are on October 2nd and 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Anderson Music Hall M3 (the choir room).

Sign up to audition at the link below OR on the sign up sheets posted on the Foss Theatre door, Anderson Hall Music bulletin board (between the choir and band room), or Christensen stairwell bulletin board.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xhmJD7XxGtT9H60cOcGckGJdyNvPUCM7XldBxjzy5wg/edit?usp=sharing

October 3 – Christensen Symposium: Suffering and Hope in the Midst of Conflict

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Want to support more interfaith friendships in our divided world?

Attend the Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium
Suffering and Hope in the Midst of Conflict

11 a.m – 12 p.m.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel

Speakers:
Hamdy El-Sawaf, founder and psychotherapist at the Family Counseling Center and imam of Masjid Al-Iman in Minneapolis
Munib Younan, retired bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and former president of the Lutheran World Federation

Hamdy El-Sawaf and Munib Younan will share personal experiences and their religious faith perspectives on hope, reconciliation, and resiliency in the midst of suffering and struggles that often are intensified by religious convictions and differences.

About the Christensen Symposium:

Each year, the Christensen Symposium provides the opportunity to explore and apply the lessons rooted in former Augsburg President Bernhard M. Christensen’s legacy:
Christian faith liberates minds and lives.
Diversity strengthens vital communities.
Interfaith friendships enrich learning.
The love of Christ draws us to God.
We are called to service in the world.

2019 Christensen Symposium

Peace in the Middle East: Challenges and Signs of Hope

submitted by nondie@augsburg.edu

Join Interfaith at Augsburg for a Brown Bag Lunch discussion with visiting lecturer Munib Younan, retired bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and former president of the Lutheran World Federation.

Wednesday, October 2
12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Oren Gateway Center, Room 100

Bishop Younan’s parents were Palestinian refugees. His entire life and leadership have been focused on finding a lasting, just solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and building up the civic agency of Palestinian people.

Brown Bag Lunch Website

Office Hours with your Deans

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Monica Devers, Dean of Professional Studies, and Ryan Haaland, Dean of Arts and Sciences, invite faculty, staff and students to stop by and meet them during a series of “office hours” scheduled for this fall. These office hours are an opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions.

The times and locations will change from month to month in order to allow for greater availability to schedules.

The Fall Sessions will take place:

Tuesday, October 8th from 10:00 am – 11:00 am in the Christensen Center Lobby
Monday, November 4 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the Oren Gateway Center Lobby
Thursday, December 5 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the Hagfors Center Lobby

Free Registration: Human Rights Forum (4-week countdown)

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166 of your fellow Auggies have already signed up!

…..and the good news is that here is still 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.

Joining us on campus are 20-25 impressive young and diverse human rights activists—international guests as well as national and local leaders—who will share their stories and activism, and guide 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 more details, please visit our websites: https://www.augsburg.edu/humanrightsforum/

Contact us (extension 1378) for questions, ideas and comments. We look forward to hearing from you.

Augsburg University Registration

Donors Needed for Fall Blood drive 10/2

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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