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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Lot D (mostly) Reserved Thursday and Friday

submitted by sotosm@augsburg.edu

The Admission Department will be hosting Auggie Preview Days, a two-day campus visit event for prospective Auggies, on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18. For the convenience of our visitors, 50 parking spots will be reserved for them in Lot D all day Thursday and Friday.

On behalf of the Admission, Marketing, and Student Affairs offices, we hope that you will help us welcome prospective Auggies and their families to campus. Whether it be a friendly wave or offering directions to lost looking people, small gestures go a long way.

For displaced faculty and staff needing alternative transportation and parking accommodations for these two days, the following options are available:

– Augsburg Lot L
– Augsburg Lot J
– The 21st Ave Ramp on the corner of 21st Ave and 4th St (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)
– Light rail or bus (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)

Please note that street parking will not be reimbursed by the Admission Department.

Please direct all questions to Vice President of Enrollment Robert Gould (gouldr2@augsburg.edu).

Thank you again!

Teaching and Learning

Palestinian Art of Resistance – Study Abroad on Spring Break

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
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!

Model UN Application Time: Travel to NYC – Apps due November 1

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 & to apply

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

Human-Rights Voices in Post-Conflict Guatemala – Study Abroad on Spring Break

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!

Addressing Mental Health Stigma and Prejudice on Campus

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Friday, November 8 | Addressing Mental Health Stigma and Prejudice on Campus | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, OGC 100

The goal of this session is to create greater awareness among faculty and staff about students with mental health conditions and to better equip faculty and staff with the skills to address prejudice and discrimination against students inside and outside of the classroom. This workshop will address the following points:

*What person-first language is and how it is used to describe people with mental health conditions as well as people in recovery.
*Best practices for addressing episodes of prejudice when they occur inside (and outside of) the classroom.
*Understanding intersectionality in regards to prejudice around mental health conditions.
*Exploring techniques that can help students deal with the stigma connected to discussing, seeking help for, etc., mental health within and outside of their communities.

Facilitated by Barbara Lehmann and Melissa Hensley

This event is a part of our 2019-2020 series designed to help students feel more connected to and supported by Augsburg.

RSVP for “Addressing Mental Health Stigma and Prejudice on Campus”

Celebrating Your Creativity Scars Workshop: Engaging Art for Holistic Student Engagement

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

If you were able to attend yesterday’s EDTalk and want to learn more, or if you missed the talk but are still interested in the topic, sign up for the November 7 workshop: “Celebrating Your Creativity Scars Workshop: Engaging Art for Holistic Student Engagement”.

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.

This event is a part of our 2019-2020 series designed to help students feel more connected to and supported by Augsburg.

Thursday, November 7 | Celebrating Your Creativity Scars Workshop: Engaging Art for Holistic Student Engagement | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Marshall Room

RSVP for “Celebrating your Creativity Scars”

Studies Show Feedback Promotes Learning

submitted by tensen@augsburg.edu

The E-Learning Team invites you to drop-in to HC 151 on Monday, October 21 between 3:00 and 4:00 pm to get help fine-tuning your Moodle gradebook prior to mid-terms. Using the Moodle Gradebook helps students track their progress since it provides immediate, private, and accurate feedback. LFC’s Eric and Christy, E-learning Specialist Bonnie, and Faculty Director of Online/Blended Learning Pedagogies Jenny Hanson will be on hand to answer questions and provide individualized help.

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.

General Announcements

Spring 2020 Study Abroad – Semester Spots Still Available

submitted by stoddard@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

Student Worker Training Session

submitted by ulringa@augsburg.edu

Get the most out of your experience as a student worker! Learn how the skills you use in your student worker position can help you build your resume and prepare you for a professional job after graduation.

Sessions:
Wednesday, October 16
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Oren Gateway Center, Room 114

Thursday, October 17
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Christensen Center, Riverside Room

Topics covered will include:
• How your job fits in the context of Augsburg and Society,
• How to maximize the student worker experience,
• How to build relationships with professional colleagues,
• Worker rights,
• and more!

These sessions are part of an On-Campus Employment initiative offered to you by Sabo & Strommen Centers.

Supervisor Training Session

submitted by ulringa@augsburg.edu

Learn how to help student workers get the most out of their experience in your department!

Sessions:

Thursday, October 17
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Christensen Center, Riverside Room

Friday, October 18
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Christensen Center, Riverside Room

Topics covered will include:
• How to set goals & learning outcomes with students,
• How to involve students in meaningful work,
• How reflection meetings with students set up productive work experiences,
• How to troubleshoot challenges encountered as supervisors,
• and more!

These sessions are part of an On-Campus Employment initiative offered by Sabo & Strommen Centers.

Student Share Shop Opening – 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 us: buryb@augsburg.edu or fragaled@augsburg.edu

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.

Campus Cupboard Homepage

Event Announcements

Register Now: Government & Nonprofit Career and Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

FREE and open to all students and alumni. This fair is sponsored by the Minnesota Colleges and Universities Career Services Association.

The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies. The job fair is open only to students and alumni from participating colleges and universities.

To see what employers are participating, schedule and details of presentations visit http://www.togpartners.com/govnonprofitfair/default.aspx

Special Student Presentations at the Fair

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – NP 101: Intro to Careers in Nonprofits
Did you know that nonprofits make up 11% of Minnesota’s workforce? What is a nonprofit organization anyway? Will I get paid enough if I work at one? How do nonprofits stay in business? What types of jobs are available? What is the best way to get my foot in the door? These topics and others will be discussed at this session.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Launching a Public Sector Career
Every day tens of thousands of Minnesotans go to work driven by a desire to help others. They are social workers and environmentalists, lawyers and engineers, programmers and researchers, and they work behind the scenes to help ensure everyone is safe, healthy, and successful. This is your opportunity to meet these civil servants and learn about how you can join them in creating impactful change.

Getting to the Fair: Strommen Career & Internship Staff will be walking or driving over groups of students. Details will follow after you have registered.

Register on Handshake (free to attend)

Focused Conversations on Student Success: Next week

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

Chief Student Success Officer Katie Bishop will facilitate a discussion on the university’s efforts to support student success and progress toward completion.

October 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (Christensen Center, Marshall Room)
October 23, 2-3 p.m. (Oren Gateway Center, Room 100)

NOTE: Location has changed from previous A-mail messages. These are the correct locations.

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands

Queering Career Event

submitted by ulringa@augsburg.edu

Queering Career Panel
Thur, Oct 17th
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Hagfors 150 – Augsburg University

Join us for frank, open conversations about the ups and downs of the opportunities and navigational struggles being LGBTQIA+ looks like.

Hear from five LGBTQIA+ panelists from the professional community who will share their stories:

Quorum – Rebecca Waggoner
Queer Science – Julie Johnson
Macalester College – Jason Jackson
Real Life Coffee & Yoga – Gabby Hruska
Coalition of Asian American Leaders – Cameron PajYeeb Yang

Refreshments will be served.

McNair Scholars Program Video Release Event

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg students, faculty, staff, and community are invited to the release of the TRIO McNair Scholars Success Stories video.

The video highlights 3 McNair alumni success stories. The event will celebrate Augsburg McNair Scholars Program where we increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society; first-generation college students with financial need, and/or members of a group underrepresented in graduate education. McNair participants have demonstrated strong academic potential and will prepare for graduate study through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The McNair Scholars Program was created by the U.S. Congress in honor of Dr. Ronald E. McNair, the astronaut, and physicist who was among the first African Americans in the U.S. space program.

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm
Where: Hagfors 150A

Stop by any time between 3 and 5pm to learn more about the TRIO McNair Scholars Program and to celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni.

Art Reception: Jonathan Herrera Soto

submitted by wheatley@augsburg.edu

Join us for the reception of “Miel y Petróleo / Honey & Gasoline” by artist Jonathan Herrera Soto. This collection of  “Love Poems” consists of a daily exercise in analyzing and questioning notions of love in relation to political violence. Herrera Soto explores various relationships between collective memory and historical instances of state-sponsored violence and trauma inflicted on politicized bodies.

Reception: October 24, 6-8p.m. Christensen Gallery

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