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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

I-94 Closure from 10 p.m. Saturday to 4 p.m. Sunday

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

The Star Tribune covered the overnight Interstate 94 closures that start this week as bridge work takes place near Augsburg. Take note of this weekend’s longer closure near campus. MnDOT will shut down I-94 in both directions from 10 p.m. Saturday until 4 p.m. Sunday. Closures also will take place Nov. 8-11.

Star Tribune story

Teaching and Learning

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.

Celebrating Your Creativity Scars Workshop: 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”

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”

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

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.

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

LYM Beanie & Pom

Attend A Study Abroad and 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!

Spring break study abroad in Guatemala – apply by November 18

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 18***

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! Apply for scholarships by November 8.

Visit the program page for program and scholarship information!

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!

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

Read Augsburg’s 150th year History “Hold Fast to What is Good” yet?

submitted by groven@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s 150th History: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/philadamobooks

The history of Augsburg is the history of America, in microcosm. That’s my take away after reading the remarkably fast-paced, entertaining and deeply meaningful “Hold Fast to What is Good: A History of Augsburg University in 10 Objects.” Augsburg’s history, like that of America, includes the struggles of generations of immigrants, the industrial revolution, the civil rights movement, modern feminism, and the broader for equity and inclusion.

Featuring fascinating and largely unknown stories from Augsburg’s past, including tales of murder, world explorers, major land deals gone awry, the ancient city of Troy, and protest marches at the height of the Vietnam war, this book is that rare history that transcends the past.

I recommend that you get your copy today at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/philadamobooks

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/philadamobooks

Ableism Interviewees Wanted

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

Does ableism affect your daily life? Is there information that you want neurotypical and able-bodied people to know about living with disabilities, visible or invisible?

We are a group of four students making a video about ableism for an education course. We want to hear the experiences of students with disabilities and learning differences in order to educate the public and future teachers about a generally overlooked population. These interviews will be video recorded but can be completely anonymous if you choose.

Email Robert Schultz (schult10@augsburg.edu) if you are interested or want more info.

Event Announcements

Auggie Doggie Monday – 10/28

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Need a little stress relief? Want to get a good start to your week? Stop by the Center for Wellness & Counseling (CWC) office every Monday from 10:30 – 11:30 am to mingle and sit with our four legged furry friends from Paws for Learning. All are welcome so stop by the CWC office located on the first floor of the Anderson Residence Hall. Questions call the CWC office 612-330-1707. It’s Merlin’s 2nd Birthday too so come by and wish our wonderful furry friend a Happy 2nd Birthday!

Flu Shots on Campus Next Week 10/31

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Yes it is Halloween but on October 31st give yourself a treat and get a flu shot on campus. The MN Visiting Nurse Association will be on campus on Thursday 10/31 from 11:00 an – 12:30 pm in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office (first floor Anderson Residence Hall) administering flu shots. Most insurances are accepted or $39 cash or check. Please bring photo ID and your insurance card for the walk-in appointments. Questions call the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Stay healthy and get your flu shot.

Queer Fitness

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

Come move your body with other queer-identified folx at Solcana Fitness,
A queer-friendly, social-justice minded, femint gym, designed for folx of all fitness levels and backgrounds.

Please come prepared to move your body in ways that may be new – but also feel safe and comfortable for you. Bring or wear clothing that allows you to move freely, including tennis shoes.

We will meet in the Auggie’s Nest at 2 pm and walk/drive over. The workout will be 60 minutes long, with Q & A opportunity.

RSVP here: https://forms.gle/M76TnPG6UVwYRAFd6

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

submitted by lubegam@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!

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 anyone who wants to decorate a cute pumpkin! 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

Environmental Justice Movie Night with dinner

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/

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

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

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 each event, we will meet in the Auggies Nest at 2 pm, leave no later than 2:30 pm, and will be back on campus by 4 pm. Transportation will be provided.

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

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