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Due Nov 1: Propose an Off-campus Course

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Any course with an overnight off-campus (domestic or international) component, must be approved through Academic Affairs (AAC, GAAC, CGEE) prior to offering the course.

Off-campus course proposals are now being accepted for academic year 2020-2021 (Fall 2020-Summer 2021). Proposals are due November 1st.

Learn more about the process before starting an proposal.

http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=OffCampusCourseProposal
http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=ProposalResources

Please contact Leah Spinosa de Vega (devega@augsburg.edu) with questions. Or schedule a meeting on Leah’s calendar to discuss ideas or review draft proposals.

Begin a Proposal for 2020-2021 Academic Year

New Faculty Series: How Can Augsburg Support Your Research?

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

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

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.

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

Celebrating Your Creativity Scars Workshop

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”

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.

Monday, November 18
2-3 pm
Riverside Room

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.

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

International Education Week

Hands – on Pasta Workshop (3 spots left)

submitted by thaobb4@augsburg.edu

Campus Kitchen is offering our 2nd cooking workshop for 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.

Please RSVP in order to reserve yourself sufficient materials to cook with.
ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT so first come first serve!
Please contact thaobb4@augsburg.edu if you have any questions or concerns regarding this workshop.

Click here to RSVP!

General Announcements

Strommen Career and Internship Center -Drop-In Hours

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Are you looking for an internship or part-time job? Stop by for a 15 minute drop-in appointment (no need to schedule) to have your resume reviewed by a Peer Advisor. Staff will also be available to answer student questions regarding handshake, events, and scheduling appointments.

Monday – On the Go Drop-In Hours 10:00-1:30
(October 28th – Skyway link in the Library)

Tuesdays– Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center (next to Einsteins)

Attend A Study Abroad and Away Info Session

submitted by stoddard@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 18

submitted by stoddard@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 18

Scholarships are available! Apply for Scholarships by November 8

Click here for program and scholarship information & applications

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.

Get Your Copy of Augsburg’s 150th History

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 quest 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

Event Announcements

Final Sesqui tours for the fall on Tuesday and Wednesday

submitted by anderso3@augsburg.edu

Join me for the Campus Past and Present tour on Tuesday at noon and/or the Nooks and Crannies tour on Wednesday at noon. This is your last chance until spring to take these Sesquicentennial tours.

Access is limited on the Nooks and Crannies tour: we will be walking a few blocks, and we will encounter steep stairs and some uneven surfaces. The Campus Past and Present tour includes walking and stairs. Space is limited and an RSVP is required for these tours. Contact eventrsvp@augsburg.edu or call 612-330-1104 to get a space.

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.

On Thursday, November 14th, 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.

To RSVP use this link https://forms.gle/yo9qGEKb9UAgatbJ8

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.

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

Spring break study abroad in Guatemala – apply by November 18

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 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!

Model UN in New York City – study away on spring break

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.

Get more info and apply here

Study abroad in the UK on winter break – Apps due Nov. 1

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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 20 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,and to apply!

Register: Nov. 1st- Gov’t and Nonprofit Career 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.

Sample of employers registered:

Metropolitan Council
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
U.S. Dept. of State, BDC
Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Federal Bureau of Prisons
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
U.S. Dept of Agriculture
Cities of Burnsville, Minneapolis, & St Paul
Dakota, Hennepin, & St Croix Counties
Disability Determination Services
MN Dept. of Commerce, Human Services, Transportation, Veterans Affairs, Environmental Health Association
MN Judicial Branch
Office of Legislative Auditor
Academy of Whole Learning
Chileda
CHOICE, Inc.
AmeriCorps & Teach for America
Alternatives for People with Autism
Conservation Corps of MN & IA
Fraser
Guardian ad Litem Program
Homeward Bound
Lifeworks Services, Inc.
Living Well Disability Services
Teach for America
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
RICE Inc.
Minnesota Autism Center
RADIAS Health
Rebound, Inc.
Serve Minnesota
Touchstone Mental Health
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Getting to the Fair: Strommen Career & Internship Staff will be driving over groups of students. Details on departure times can be found on Handshake.

Learn More and Register on Handshake

Office Hours with your Deans – November 5

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

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

Workshop: Applying for Paid Summer Research Opportunities in STEM (Fri. 11/1)

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

If you are pursuing a STEM degree and are interested in exploring paid, off-campus research opportunities, please join us at the Applying for Paid Summer Research Opportunities in STEM workshop presented by Augsburg’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate (URGO).

Event details:

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019
3:30-6:00 PM
Hagfors 150A

Register today! All STEM students are welcome.

This no-cost event is designed to help students learn how to apply for summer research opportunities locally and nationally. After the workshop, there will be an informal dinner (with vegetarian options) where students will have the chance to network with Augsburg STEM faculty and other STEM students from Augsburg and community college partners.

This event is supported in part through two National Science Foundation programs at Augsburg, the AugSTEM Scholars Program and the LSAMP North Star STEM Alliance (NSSA). The AugSTEM Scholars Program helps prepare juniors and seniors for careers in STEM. The NSSA is a partnership of Minnesota colleges, universities, and community organizations with the goal of increasing the number of underrepresented minority students receiving bachelor’s degrees in STEM in Minnesota. To find out more, go to: https://www.augsburg.edu/stem/northstar/

Questions? Please contact stem@augsburg.edu

All participants are welcome (you do not need to be participating in either AugSTEM or NSSA to attend!). If you need accommodations, please be sure to make your request in the space provided on the registration form or email stem@augsburg.edu.

Registration for Applying for Paid Summer Research Opportunities in STEM

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