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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

MnDOT: I-94 and Riverside Closures Starting October 24

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

This is an update from MnDOT regarding I-94 Minneapolis 22nd and 25th Avenue bridge repairs and related traffic closures and detours.

· I-94 west is closed at the 25th Avenue bridge from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily Thursday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 9. Traffic will go up the Riverside ramp and down the 25th Avenue ramp back to I-94 west.

· 25th and Riverside Avenues are closed between Butler Place and 9th Street from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily Thursday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 9.

· I-94 is closed in both directions between I-35W and Highway 280 from 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27

· Detour: I-35W, Highway 36 and I-35E

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94and25thavebridge

Teaching and Learning

Experiential Education Workshop: CGEE Edition

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

The Sabo Center and the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) present a learning opportunity focused on CGEE’s distinct experiential education pedagogy. What are the approaches and values that CGEE uses in its experiential education settings, and how might its elements and values be applicable to on-campus teaching and learning? Learn with Joe Connelly, long-time CGEE Experiential Education Specialist and Trip Leader.

Monday, November 18
2-3p
Riverside Room

Co-sponsored by Augsburg’s Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship and Center for Global Education and Experience.

New Faculty Series: How Can Augsburg Support Your Research?

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

All faculty members, regardless of experience, are invited to attend this next installment in the New Faculty Series, “How Can Augsburg Support Your Research?” You will hear from four staff members who will share how their programs intersect faculty work here at Augsburg: Dixie Shafer from Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO), Lauren Causey and Jay Peterson from the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs, and Tina Maria Tavera from the McNair Scholars Program.

Tuesday, November 12 | New Faculty Series: How Can Augsburg Support Your Research? | 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm, OGC 100

RSVP for “New Faculty Series: How Can Augsburg Support Your Research?”

Speaking of Sabbatical with Michael Lansing

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

“Before Minneapolis, There Was Good Bread”: Corporations, Scientists, Vitamins, and Nutrition Capitalism

Lunch will be provided for this event, so please RSVP via the link below.

This event is co-sponsored by CTL and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

Monday, November 18 | Speaking of Sabbatical with Michael Lansing | 12:30 pm – 1:40 pm, Marshall Room

RSVP for “Speaking of Sabbatical with Michael Lansing”

Med School Information Session TODAY

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Considering medical school? Come meet Augsburg alumni today 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

Pre-Pharmacy Advising

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Dr. Bruce Benson, from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, brings his extensive experience as a pre-pharmacy advisor to Augsburg students. Thu Ha Nguyen, ’17 Chemistry, will join Dr. Benson to share about her experiences in pharmacy school. Learn more about pharmacy career options and admissions.

Wednesday, October 30
12-3 pm
Hagfors 101A

Contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu with questions or to schedule a meeting with Dr. Benson.

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

Interested in a weekly fresh produce subscription?

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Hello everyone!

Campus Kitchen is proud to announce our partnership with Brightside Produce and aid in their mission to make healthy produce more accessible to food insecure neighborhoods. Starting next Tuesday, October 29, we will be launching our own Buyers Club branch here at Augsburg. This is a weekly produce subscription ranging from $3, $5, $10, & $20. Your subscription will help bring fresh produce to corner stores in the Cedar Riverside area. If you are interested in joining the buyers club please follow these step by step instructions to set up your subscription.

1.) Go to https://brightsidempls.org
2.) Click the menu button in the top left corner of the screen and select “join the Buyers Club”.
3.) Follow the instructions on the buyers club page (subscription size, Augsburg pick up, items you prefer to be left out of your bags, and whether or not you would like to start a weekly subscription or make a one time purchase.)
4.) You will also have the option of purchasing a reusable tote bag from Brightside for your subscriptions, if you feel inclined to do so.
5.) Pick up will be from 11:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesdays, outside of the Sabo center, located in the basement of Anderson Hall.

Please help us pass the word to any student, staff, or faculty who might be interested! We appreciate your support in our program and mission to make healthy food more accessible in our neighborhoods. For more information feel free to email me: keenern@augsburg.edu or our supervisor Natalie Jacobson: jacobsn@augsburg.edu.

https://brightsidempls.org/

Campus Cupboard Food Shelf Hours

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

The Campus Cupboard offers free food for all Augsburg students. Located in Science Hall, room 8, fall semester hours are:

Mondays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm
Tuesdays: 1-4pm
Wednesdays: 10am-noon
Thursdays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm

We also accept food donations during open hours, or outside of open hours at the Sabo Center (basement of Anderson Hall)

http://inside.augsburg.edu/foodshelf/

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 room 8A. 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: buryb@augsburg.edu

Campus Kitchen: Produce Every Monday

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Campus Kitchen will continue produce distribution every Monday 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

ADSG Long-term funds available

submitted by degollad@augsburg.edu

The Finance Committee have allocated $14,000 to be used for programs, projects, or any proposals/ideas that will impact students the most on campus. There is also $10,000 allocated to develop the area of Christensen Center.

These funds can be used by students and departments that directly work with students to benefit our Augsburg community.

If you are interested the committee will require you to set up a meeting to talk more about your suggestions or send ideas by email.

For more information or to set up a meeting please email:
Daniel Degollado
degollad@augsburg.edu

October is National Rideshare Month

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Did you know Metro Transit Commuter Programs offers an online matching tool for commuters looking to carpool? Employees create a profile, enter their home and work address, and the system will show them neighbors and co-workers also looking to carpool. Users can limit their search to other employees in your organization, their same gender-identity, even by smoking preference. Contact us today and one of our employer outreach specialists can:

Provide you and your organization with promotional materials
Organize an onsite ridematching event for employees
Provide regional rideshare training to human resources and facilities staff

Go to https://www.metrotransit.org/carpool
You can also Email commuterprograms@metrotransit.org or call 612-349-7545 to learn more.

Spring Semester Study Abroad – spaces still available

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Description:HEADLINE:
Spring 2020 study abroad – semester spots still available

MESSAGE:
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

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.

Get more info and apply here

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!

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 on 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 and to apply!

Auggie Love Your Melon Hats For Sale

submitted by holmesa@augsburg.edu

Fall is here and so is cooler weather, stay warm with your own Auggie LYM hat!
The women’s hockey team has partnered with Love Your Melon selling hats with the Auggie logo as a fundraiser. Purchasing a hat supports the women’s hockey team and the LYM foundation. Beanie hats are $35 and pom hats are $45. Purchase your hat today!

You can pay with cash, check or card. We are also able to ship hats for a $5 shipping fee per hat.

Contact holmesa@augsburg.edu with any questions or to purchase a hat.

LYM Beanie & Pom

Event Announcements

Environmental Justice Movie Night- next week

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

Join the Sierra Club and Augsburg’s Campus Kitchen on Wednesday, October 30th, from 6:00-8:30 pm in Hagfors 150 for the 3rd installment of Environmental Justice Movie Night!

6:00-Food & Activist Tables
6:30- Film Screening
8:00- Activist Table Closing

We will be screening the award winning film “River Blue”, a film that takes viewers on an unprecedented journey through the dark side of “fast fashion”! The “Fast Fashion” industry is widely considered one of the world’s most polluting industries. It is responsible for the exploitation and extraction of labor from numerous countries in the global south. River Blue is a film that seeks to bring visibility to this issue!

https://www.facebook.com/events/418156562222128/

Community Organizing Skills Workshop: One-to-Ones

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

If you want to create change, few things are more important as one-to-one relational meetings. One-to-ones are at the heart of community organizing and leadership. These conversations are about establishing a public relationship with someone, and sharing stories as a way to understand their motivations and self interests. They can uncover common values and interests that might lead to collaborative work in support of the change you are trying to create. This mix of personal, sometimes intimate knowledge leading to public action holds unique value. Participants in this Sabo Center workshop will learn and practice one-to-one relationship building for organizing and public work.

Thursday, October 31
3:40-5 p.m.
Marshall Room, Christensen Center

This training 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.

1:1 Relational Meeting Training

Focused Conversations on Student Success: TODAY

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

TRIO McNair Scholars Success Stories Video Release

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 three McNair alumni success stories. Other McNair alumni stories will also be shared. 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.

https://www.augsburg.edu/mcnair/

2019 Vocation Lunch with Katie Clark

submitted by nondie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Faculty and Staff,

You are invited to attend this fall’s Mission & Identity Vocation Lunch “Who Gives You Light?” with Katie Clark, Assistant Professor and Director of Augsburg Central Health Commons, on Friday, November 22nd from 11:15 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.

Note: Spaces are limited so you must register in order to attend this event.

Learn More and Register at:
https://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2019/10/22/fall-vocation-lunch-with-katie-clark/

Guests are also invited (but not required) to bring a donation of socks or other items to the Health Commons as part of this event. Learn more about items needed (or consider making an online donation) at https://www.augsburg.edu/healthcommons/

The Mission & Identity Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

If you have any questions, please contact the Christensen Center for Vocation office at (612) 330-1403 or ccv@augsburg.edu.

We hope to see you there!

2019 Vocation Lunch Website

TOMORROW: Culture Clash, Can Latino Culture Identity and Corporate Culture Be Reconciled?

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: October 24, 2019 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenter: Andres Tapia, Korn Ferry
Cost: Free, online webinar

Join us for The Forum on Workplace Inclusions October webinar with presenter Andrés Tapia, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry.

Webinar Learning Outcomes:
– Recognize the importance of Hispanic heritage and Latino Culture in shaping the workplace behavior of Latino professionals.
-Compare Latino Culture against Corporate America Culture across 6 key cultural dimensions.
-Develop solutions to the Latino and Corporate Culture Clash.

Register Here

Hagfors Horticultural House of Horrors

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

Frankenflowers, bloodthirsty blooms and other horticultural horrors! Come see our showcase of the spikiest, smelliest, most poisonous, flesh-hungry, gruesome and atrocious plants in the Biology Department Permanent Plant Collection.

Date: Halloween, Thursday, October 31
Time: 12:00pm to 02:00pm
Place: 400 Hagfors Center

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

Event Announcement

5-DAY Countdown: Human Rights Forum

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

410 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 ways to take action in our ongoing promotion of human rights globally and domestically.

Plenaries, lectures, panels and workshops as well as networking opportunities will be included during the event days (October 28 and 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.

Free Registration

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