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URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

submitted by kundell@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 kundell@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.

Med School Info Session

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Considering medical school? Come meet Augsburg alumni who are currently medical students and physicians! Our alumni will share their insights about picking schools, the MCAT, experiences, the application process, interviews, and general advice. Food will be provided. For more info or to RSVP, contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, October 23rd
6 pm
Hagfors 150A

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

submitted by kundell@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

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

EDTalk with Dan Ibarra & Lyz Wendland

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

This coming Wednesday hear about “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.

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

There will be a follow-up workshop to this EDTalk for those interested in learning more. **Thursday, November 7 | Celebrating Your Creativity Scars Workshop: Engaging Art for Holistic Student Engagement | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Marshall Room

This workshop will focus on embracing our vulnerabilities to increase engagement in the classroom. We will share active learning techniques that normalize discomfort. Examples include: mindmapping, reflective practices. Facilitated by Chris Houltberg, Joaquin Muñoz, Beliza Torres Narváez, and Lyz Wendland. Information and registration are available on the CTL website linked below.

Center for Teaching and Learning

Summer Language Study with the Critical Language Scholarship

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program abroad 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 very strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Languages with no previous study required:
Azerbaijani
Bangla
Hindi
Indonesian
Persian
Punjabi
Swahili
Turkish
Urdu

Languages with one year prior study required:
Arabic
Korean
Portuguese
Russian

Languages with two years prior study required:
Chinese
Japanese

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.

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.

Med School Info Session

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Considering medical school? Come meet Augsburg alumni who are currently medical students and physicians! Our alumni will share their insights about picking schools, the MCAT, experiences, the application process, interviews, and general advice. Food will be provided. For more info or to RSVP, contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, October 23rd
6 pm
Hagfors 150A

General Announcements

Attend A Study Abroad & Away Info Session

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Interested in studying abroad? Attend one of our Study Abroad & Away information sessions!

We have the new option to watch an info session online you can watch at the link below
https://augsburg.voicethread.com/myvoice/thread/12303702/73300684/68665084

We also have daily in-person info sessions located in the Oyate Commons, Lower Level of Christensen Center, Suite 2.

Monday: 10:40 am
Tuesday: 3:45 pm
Wednesday: 1:45 pm
Thursday: 11:30 pm
Friday: 3:15 pm

Have any questions?
Email abroad@augsburg.edu or visit our website studyabroad.augsburg.edu

Watch the online info session now!

Augsburg Transportation Survey

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Student, faculty and staff are encouraged to complete the Augsburg University Transportation Survey. The link is in an email sent to everyone – and also is below. The survey should take about 10-12 minutes.

Survey link: https://forms.gle/fBUDn2y8Hzmx2oqV7

The deadline to complete is Wed., Oct. 23.

The results of this survey will be used to better understand transit choices and to identify opportunities for improvements in transit options. Your feedback is critical as we strive to understand all of the different ways Augsburg employees/students are getting to work.

On behalf of the Augsburg Transit Task Force – thank you.

Spring 2020 study abroad – semester spots still available

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Spring semester study abroad is still available – deadline for select programs has been extended to November 1.

The three Augsburg study center programs still have spaces available for spring semester:
Augsburg in Mexico
Augsburg in Central America
Augsburg in Southern Africa

Apply by November 1

These programs, all taught in English, are a good fit for many majors. Students can earn credits in several different subjects, take Spanish language courses in Mexico or Central America, complete an internship in Mexico or Namibia, and much more.

Augsburg students participating in these programs are awarded an automatic $1,500 CGEE Travel Grant, in addition to their usual semester financial aid package. These programs are among the most affordable study abroad programs for students – costs very close to studying and living on campus.

The Study Abroad & Away Office is here to answer questions, and is happy to talk to all students about these opportunities. Stop by Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center. Or, email abroad @augsburg.edu

Augsburg Study Center program information and application

Spring break study abroad in Guatemala – apply by November 1

submitted by lubegam@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 and to apply!

Think ahead to summer study abroad – Greece or the Netherlands

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Short term study abroad is a great way to travel, earn credits, and still have the rest of your summer to work, play, do an internship, etc. There are a few great options coming up for Summer 2020–start planning now. Applications are open and the application deadline is JANUARY 31

***Living Green in Amsterdam***
Course options (students take ONE course):
SOC/URB111: City Life: Intro to Urban Sociology (fulfills Social Behavioral Sciences LAF), or
SOC/URB 295: Living Green in Amsterdam (elective)

This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement

Faculty Leader: Lars Christiansen
Travel Dates: May 7-22, 2020

Program Description:
Today, most of the world’s population lives in metropolitan areas, whether that means a traditional city, a suburb, an exurb or a slum – this is a very recent change in human history. Humans are fundamentally social beings, and urban areas provide the space where most people are born, grow up and interact with one another throughout their entire lifetimes.. We will explore the city as a social and political phenomenon and examine how the design of cities affects social interactions in perhaps surprising ways – the placement of buildings and the design of open space may make us want to be in an area or flee it.

***Economic Crisis, Small Business & Ethics in Greece***
Course options:
KEY 490, ECO 495 , or BUS 495 (students register for one course).
This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement.

Faculty Leaders:
Stella Hofrenning and Phyllis Kapetenakis

Travel Dates:
May 13-27, 2020 Approximately 3 pre-travel meetings will also be held

Visit the Augsburg Study Abroad & Away site to learn more about these programs!

Event Announcements

Let’s Play: League of Legends TODAY

submitted by natropi@augsburg.edu

Let’s play League! TONIGHT!

FREE FOOD (Jimmy John’s and Other), DRINKS, and RP CARD PRIZE GIVEAWAYS.

Come join us in person or online for a full night of League. Bring your laptops or PCs if you’re coming in person and meet us in Hagfors 150A from 7:00-10:00 PM (may run longer if there’s interest).

Otherwise join us online by sending us your username at gamersunited@augsburg.edu

We encourage you to RSVP on Auggie Life or Facebook in advanced!

Auggie Life Event Page

Want to engage in anti-racist organizing? Register for Fall Freedom School

submitted by moralese@augsburg.edu

Youth Undoing Institutional Racism St. Paul is hosting its 8th Freedom School, October 24-October 27th (6:30pm – 8:00pm on Thursday, 10:00am – 4:00pm Friday and Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm on Sunday) for youth ages 14-23. This 3-day experience will allow young people to learn what they are not being taught in school but what they so desperately need given the backdrop of an increase in crime, increase in policing and widening disparities in our communities.

Join us as youth of YUIR deliver an engaging curriculum that dives in to the history of race, racism and systemic oppression in the US. We will not only talk about history as something of the past but connect it to what is happening in our community today.

Are you already doing the work of anti-racist organizing and want to build with others that have similar passion? Thinking of engaging in direct action and need more information? Feeling disempowered and what to activate but don’t know where to start? This is a perfect opportunity for you. FREE FOR ALL, BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROVIDED. Register at https://bit.ly/2mLKygt

Antiracism Book Discussion with M.A.L. Alum R. James Addington

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

Hear author R. James Addington, an Augsburg MAL alum, discuss his book “Tragic Investment: How Race Sabotages Communities and Jeopardizes America’s Future – And What We Can Do About It.” Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4537 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419. For details on the program, go to: https://www.saintjoanofarc.org/events/ministry-meetings/19683/antiracism

https://www.saintjoanofarc.org/events/ministry-meetings/19683/antiracism

Cook with Staff Senate on Monday

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Calling all staff! Join Staff Senate for an afternoon of cooking and networking in Augsburg’s Food Lab, led by Campus Kitchen. We’ll spend some time cooking, and then enjoy the fruits of our labor by eating it! Staff new to the Augsburg community are particularly invited to attend. Everyone is welcome!

Monday, October 14
4:30-6 p.m.
Hagfors 108

Visit the Staff Senate webpage to add our cooking event to your calendar!

Want to make change? Come to Community Organizing 101

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Interested in learning about community organizing but don’t know where to start? This Sabo Center workshop is for you!

Wednesday, October 16
3:10-4:40 p.m.
OGC 100

Learn some of the foundational concepts of organizing to get started on your change making journey. Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of relational power, the difference between public and private relationships, and how self-interest motivates us to act.

Community Organizing 101 will be led by Dennis Donovan. Dennis teaches co-creative politics skills to people of all ages in the Twin Cities, across the US, and around the world who want to make positive change in their communities.

Community Organizing 101

Building Scrims/Window Clings: Want to know more? “Lost Augsburg” on Wednesday

submitted by anderso3@augsburg.edu

Have you wondered about the big building scrims and the campus window clings that appeared around campus this fall? Join me for the second Sesquicentennial Brown Bag, at noon on Wednesday, October 16, in the Marshall Room, to find out more about those old views and the places they represent.

And while you are planning your life, mark your calendar for the third Sesquicentennial Brown Bag, on Wednesday, November 13, when Gracia Grindal ’65 will present “A Glimpse at the Unrecognized Women Who Saved Augsburg.” Gracia’s talk begins at noon in the Marshall Room.

Look for Howling Bird Press at the Twin Cities Book Festival this Saturday

submitted by matthewk@augsburg.edu

Please join the MFA program and Howling Bird Press at the Twin Cities Book Festival, the largest one-day book gathering in the region featuring hundreds of exhibitors, dozens of presenting authors from near and far, special children’s and youth programming, and endless curiosities for all ages—all in a massive celebration of our vibrant Minnesota literary culture.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
10 am-5 pm • FREE Admission

Twin Cities Book Festival

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