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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
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.
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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!
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Students, please register by Thursday for the Seminary and Divinity School Day. A day to connect, reflect, and explore theological graduate study options. This year’s theme is “Vocation at the Thresholds”.
Students of all denominations welcome! We hope to have 12-15 divinity schools and seminaries represented.
Schedule for Thursday, November 7th is:
9:30 am Check-in/ Registration in Foss Hall Atrium
10:00 am Welcome, Introductions & Opening Devotion
10:45 am Table Time for Seminary Representatives & Students
11:30 am Chapel Worship
12:00 pm Lunch with Keynote Speaker Melissa Pohlman ’00,
Pastor for Community Ministry, Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
1:15 pm More Table Time
2:15 pm Departure
Seminary and Divinity Day is a collaboration between Campus Ministry at Augsburg University and Gustavus Adolphus College.
If you have questions, contact Janice Dames at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1732.
Students who would like to attend the day should register by October 31 to be included in the free lunch. The event is in Foss Hall atrium and the Hoversten Chapel.
We hope you will join us.
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When: Noveber 14, 2019 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presenter: Dan Egol (Inclusion Nextwork) and Minjon Tholen (Amnesty International USA)
Cost: Free, online webinar
Join us for The Forum on Workplace Inclusions November webinar with presenters Dan Egol (Inclusion Nextwork) and Minjon Tholen (Amnesty International USA).
Webinar Learning Outcomes
– Hear new insights from next generation leaders on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Social Justice
– Leverage these insights from the next generation to innovate your D&I approach
– Cultivate strategies to drive D&I impact from any position in your organization or community
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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)
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!
Click here for program and scholarship information!
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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
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows
This event is free to the public
Native American Film Series
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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 am – 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 Thursday.
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This workshop has a hybrid, e-learning group format that provides participants with an introduction to understanding and responding to microinequities during workplace interactions and in workplace settings. Relevant to faculty and staff of all levels, participation in this workshop can positively impact all interactions and spaces at Augsburg University. Additionally, this workshop allows participants to explore microinequities across cultures as well as through social identities related to gender, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, ability, age, etc. Finally, this workshop shares tips and examples for learning how to identify, minimize, and respond to microinequities in specific scenarios.
To register for this workshop, click HERE.
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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
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
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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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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/hnw6WzkeptH2xqzh7
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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).
Friday, Nov. 1, 2019
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/
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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 email@example.com.
Registration for Applying for Paid Summer Research Opportunities in STEM
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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.
Monday, November 11, 2019
In 2007, Augsburg affirmed its long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship, driven by students, faculty, and staff, by signing the Second Nature Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitment. Since then, our campus has made some progress towards living out this commitment, including working towards being carbon neutral by 2019. However, we recognize we have not fully lived up to what this commitment requires, given the urgent realities of climate change, the remnants of an exclusive environmental narrative and movement built on white supremacy, and the clear demands for addressing inequitable systems that are interconnected. 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?
Commitment to Environmental Equity and Action at Augsburg
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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:
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
AmeriCorps & Teach for America
Alternatives for People with Autism
Conservation Corps of MN & IA
Guardian ad Litem Program
Lifeworks Services, Inc.
Living Well Disability Services
Teach for America
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
Minnesota Autism Center
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
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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
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