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Hands-on Pasta Workshop

submitted by thaobb4@augsburg.edu

Campus Kitchen is offering our 2nd cooking workshop of the year!
This time we will be teaching participants how to make Pasta and Tomato Sauce from scratch on November 7th from 7pm-9pm!
With our facilitator being a part of the student body himself, Tenzin Rabga who loves to cook but if not a chef. He even cooked for his high school communities through small business’ with profits all to support his passion.

Please RSVP in order to reserve yourself sufficient materials to cook with. There are limited spots so first come first serve!
Please contact thaobb4@augsburg.edu if you have any questions or concerns regarding this workshop.

Click here to RSVP!

Engaging Art for Holistic Student Engagement

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

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.

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

RSVP for “Celebrating your Creativity Scars”

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 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.

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
2-3 pm
Riverside Room

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

General Announcements

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 HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 18TH***

Scholarships are available. Scholarship applications are due November 8th!

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.

Visit the program page for program and scholarship info!

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.

****APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH****

Scholarships are available! Scholarship apps are due by November 8th!

Visit the program page for additional details, course information, and updates!

ADSG Long-term funds available

submitted by gaskillj@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

Clothing Donations Needed – EAC

submitted by fragaled@augsburg.edu

Have clothes you love but don’t wear anymore? Clean out your closet and give your clothes a second life by donating them! Environmental Action Committee is holding a campus clothing swap event this spring and is currently looking for donations. You can drop off any clothing you no longer want to the Share Shop in Science 8B during the following times:

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

Augsburg Support for Uninsured Students – The People’s Center

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is now working with the People’s Center to provide certain clinic services to students (all academic programs) who don’t have insurance for a $5 co-pay.

The People’s Center is located at 425 20th Avenue South, one block west from Augsburg, off Riverside Avenue.

With a $5.00 co-pay, the following are available to Augsburg students who do not have insurance:

Office visits for acute or chronic medical problems
Annual physical exams – 1 per year
Sexually transmitted diseases screening and lab work done at The People’s Center (lab diagnostics done outside of The People’s Center are not covered)
X-rays performed at The People’s Center
Tetanus immunization
Lab tests performed at The People’s Center
Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux)
Casts, crutches, splints, slings and ace bandages
Allergy injections (prescription and supply must be provided by student)
Flu shots

If you have health insurance, your insurance provider may cover medical services through The People’s Center. The clinic will bill your insurance for medical services and you will be responsible for any co-pays or deductibles associated with your insurance. You should check with your insurance provider to see if services at The People’s Center will be covered.

Smiley’s Clinic remains available for students – they accept most forms of insurance.

DPS will provide an escort to The People’s Center and/or to Smiley’s Clinic.

TRIO McNair Scholars Program New Assistant Director

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program is pleased to welcome new Assistant Director, Cruz Rodriguez!

Cruz has 7+ years of experience working with TRIO students in academic planning, advising, admissions, and financial aid. As an alum and previous coordinator of TRIO Upward Bound at Beloit College, he has experienced the impact TRIO has on student development. He continues to apply the mentoring and student advocacy skills he has learned in his professional and personal life. Originally from Wisconsin, Cruz recently moved to the Twin Cities to pursue opportunities in higher education as well as enjoy the city’s accessibility to nature and art. Cruz has a Bachelor of Arts in Photography & Digital Cinema from Dominican University, and a Master of Arts in Social Justice & Community Organizing from Prescott College.

Campus Cupboard Food Shelf Hours

submitted by keenern@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: 10:30am-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)

Campus Cupboard Homepage

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.

Sign up Here

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 Kitchen Homepage

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

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

All Saint’s Day Service is November 1

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

All Saints Day celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who make up the body of Christ. If you have lost a loved one or loved ones during this past year who you would like commemorated in the All Saints Service, please write their name(s) on a form found in the chapel and give it to Janice Dames in Foss 104 or send it to dames@augsburg.edu.

More information

Queering Career, Business Visits

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

As a continuation of or Queering Career series, LGBTQIA+ Student Services is sponsoring visits to local queer-owned businesses.

Tuesday, October 29th we will be visiting Real Life Coffee & Yoga
Tuesday, November 19th we will visit Mossier
Thursday, December 5th we’re visiting Urban Growler

For more information and to register for the business visits, please use this link https://forms.gle/vc74Sw5soYee8WzJ9.

It’s 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

Attention Muggles: study abroad in the UK on winter break – Apps due Nov. 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 November 1***

Only a few spaces are available–APPLY ASAP!

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

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!

Commitment to Environmental Equity & Action at Augsburg

submitted by sharifa3@augsburg.edu

Join us for a listening and action planning around how environmental equity shows up in our lives and on campus. Together we will collectively envision Augsburg’s commitment to environmental action beyond 2019.

As an institution committed to its public mission and to educating students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders, how can we take action that directs our power and resources to join the existing momentum of an equity-based environmental movement working for the collective liberation of our common home and community?

Join us on Monday November 11, 2019 in the Marshall Room. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2325937521054155/

ASAC Halloween Week

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Student Activities Council will be hosting a couple events for Halloween Week!

10/30 Pumpkin Painting Contest!

Calling all artist or people who are too busy to carve pumpkins! ASAC will be having a Pumpkin Painting Contest. Up to 25 participants and winner will receive a fun fall themed prized. (Yes, you get to keep the pumpkin)

email asac@augsburg.edu to sign up!

Date: Wednesday, October 30th
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: East Commons

10/31 Spooky Cookies!

Come join ASAC by decorating Halloween themed sugar cookies between classes on Halloween! (Cookies are for everyone and there will be vegan cookies too)

Date: Thursday, October 31st
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Christensen Center

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.

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

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

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Psychological Thriller Night: The Sixth Sense

submitted by lokkenk@augsburg.edu

Come celebrate Halloween at Augsburg Psychological Association’s annual Psychological Thriller Night! This year we will be playing the Sixth Sense and will have an optional discussion at the end to discuss any psychological observations. Free snacks, candy, and beverages provided!

Monday October 28
7:00-9:00pm
Science 123

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. East Commons, Christensen Center.

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

Office Hours with your Deans: Nov 5 in OGC

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 Next Sessions will take place:

Tuesday, November 5 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in the Oren Gateway Center Lobby
Thursday, December 5 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the Hagfors Center Lobby

Crying Earth Rise Up –Film Event

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents Crying Earth Rise Up on November 12, 2019.
Crying Earth Rise Up, narrated by Tantoo Cardinal, tells the story of Debra White Plume and Elisha Yellow Thunder’s efforts to stop the uranium mining contaminating their community’s drinking water. Informed by Native perspectives and belief systems, the film addresses the sacred relationship between water and life itself, as well as the conflicts between nuclear power companies, activists, and locals. With a nuanced look at what is becoming an increasingly common environmental battle, the film offers a case study of contemporary conservation efforts in the face of corporate and capitalistic interests. (Crying Earth Rise Up)
Crying Earth Rise Up acknowledges the centrality of Native involvement in opposing the particular practice of uranium mining and suggests Native communities’ wider spread contribution to a variety of other conversations related to environmental protection (although not always noted by mainstream media, e.g. the recent blocking of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline) (Documentary Educational Resources site). Join us for the film and a conversation with director/producer/cinematographer Suree Towfighnia and Debra White Plume.

Where & When: November 12, 2019
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows
This event is free to the public

Native American Film Series

Lyz Wendland’s Art Reception – Tonight

submitted by wheatley@augsburg.edu

Join us for the reception of Lyz Wendland’s latest work “between lost and found” on October 24, 6-8 p.m. in the Gage Gallery. Wendland’s brightly colored, mixed media paintings set up conflicts between contradictory shapes, encouraging an encounter and awareness to these relationships in our landscape.

Show info

Jonathan Herrera Soto’s Art Reception – Tonight

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.

Show info

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 Meetings Training

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